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A WAR OF HER OWN MOTHER STILL HOLDS OUT HOPE FOR MISSING DAUGHTER’S RETURN For more than a year, Juray Tucker has worn a yellow ribbon on her nursing scrubs. A flier with a photograph of her missing daughter is taped to her car window. Every few hours, Tucker’s husband checks their home phone for a message, still hoping she hasn’t fallen victim to a possible serial killer. Page 9A

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STATEN ISLAND FERRY SMASHES INTO PIER, HURTING THREE DOZEN

Thelma Wilson — who will celebrate her 98th birthday next week — raised four while working multiple jobs in the 1940s while her husband was in Germany during World War II.

A Staten Island ferry with a history of accidents malfunctioned as it approached its terminal Saturday and smashed into a pier with a jolt that tossed passengers to the deck and hurt as many as 37 people

Local woman, 98, raised a family while her husband fought World War II

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FAILED CAR BOMB ATTEMPT MAY HAVE COST AS LITTLE AS $7K The Pakistani-American who police say admitted to igniting a failed car bomb in busy Times Square has made no court appearance since his arrest early this week and, though he is cooperating, authorities remain unsure he was acting alone Page 12A

NATION FORMER PRES. CARTER ON THE STUMP FOR HIS GRANDSON Most candidates for the state Legislature would love to campaign door-to-door with a former president, but Jason Carter wanted to keep his famous grandfather away for a while Page 14A

BUSINESS DAIRY BAR OWNERS PROMISING SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THIS TIME Paul and Kathy Freedle, who are back at the helm of the Sanford institution the Fairview Dairy Bar, play to scale back this time around and make more time for themselves Page 9B

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SANFORD — When it comes to mom, LeRoy Wilson admits he’s biased. “She’s the greatest lady I’ve ever met in my life,” he says. Enough said. This being Mother’s Day, it seems like a good day for him to show his apprecia-

tion. After all, his mother Thelma Wilson — who will celebrate her 98th birthday next week — raised him and three siblings while working multiple jobs in the 1940s. LeRoy’s father was away, fighting off the Nazis in World War II. Meanwhile, LeRoy and his siblings were still much too young to

work, much less take care of themselves. That left the pressure on Thelma to make some money and take care of her children. “That was a big undertaking back then,” LeRoy says. The family lived in

MORE ON MOMS The Herald asked Facebook followers to share with us a quick story on their favorite memory of their mother. Read three local daughters’ reasons why their moms deserve special recognition.

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LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS

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Parents angered by possible changes to LCS ‘gifted’ program

Teen advisory board to host talent at Depot Park in June

By BILLY BALL

n Temple Theatre’s final production of the 20092010 season, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific,” features the theater’s own Peggy Taphorn, Michael Brocki and Ken Griggs. Showtime is set for 2 p.m. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

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SANFORD — The Lee County Board of Education is bracing for a pocket of angry parents that say they are planning to protest budgetforced changes to the system’s “gifted” students program at Tuesday’s board meeting. The AIG program, created for “academically or intellectually gifted” students, offers additional classroom enrichment for children excelling beyond their peers. But cash-starved school officials moved last year to allow school principals to do away with “pullouts,” a popular technique of taking gifted students out of the standard classroom for one-on-one instruction with AIG teachers. According to some of those miffed parents, they were left out of the decision-making process as school leaders made budget cuts last year, and they plan to let the school board know at the panel’s meeting Tuesday. “It was pulled without any contribution from the community,” said

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Dana Atkins, one of those parents and a recent Board of Education candidate defeated in Tuesday’s primary election. Atkins has one child in Lee County Schools that does not participate in AIG, but she said she became involved after hearing the complaints of longtime AIG teachers. Board of Education Chairman Bill Tatum couldn’t say Saturday which principals nixed pullouts, but Atkins said pullouts were lost in many schools. Without the individual sessions, AIG students will remain in specialized classrooms with other designated AIG children, school officials said. That’s not good enough, according to Atkins, and some students

SANFORD — Do you have talent you would like to share with the public? If so, you’ll have your chance on Friday, June 4, as the Lee County Library Teen Advisory Board will present Talent on the Green. The family friendly, all-ages event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Depot Park Stage in Downtown Sanford. “Talent on the Green is a chance for people to share their talents with the public,” said Jennifer Gillis, who is youth services librarian. “It will be a relaxing evening of free entertainment suitable for all ages. “We encourage performers to register right away, because we know that Lee County is just brimming with talented folks and spaces will go fast.” To register, individuals should contact the library at (919) 718-4665, ext. 5483. Registration deadline is Friday, May 21. A rehearsal will be held at 4 p.m. May 21 at the main branch of the library, 107 Hawkins Ave. The Teen Advisory Board initially considered a battle of the bands. “When we met again last month, the battle of the

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OBITUARIES

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Sanford: Pete Anderson; Richard Bill; Herman Cline; Benjamin Johnson, infant Lakeview: Alma Church, 88 Lillington: Bryant Keith, 82

Today marks a first in the Liggett household — a true Mother’s Day celebration

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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

MONDAY n The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at SAGE Academy in Siler City. n The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro. n The Moore County Schools Board of Education Policy Committee will meet Monday, May 10, 2010, at 5:30 p.m., in the conference room of the Central Office in Carthage.

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TUESDAY n The Moore County Airport Authority will meet at 10 a.m. at the Airport TErmincal Building, Highway 22, Pinehurst. n Lee County Board of Education regular meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. n The Chatham County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 7:45 a.m. at Central Carolina Community College, 764 West St., Pittsboro.

Thirty-one women have completed the 48-hour home nursing course at Central Carolina Technical Institute, taught by Mrs. Bailey Gross. They are as follows: (left to right), front row, Mrs. Vallie Pattishall, Mrs. Thelma Seagroves, Mrs. Sarah E. Smith, Mrs. Mabel W. Jackson, Mrs. Maude Johnson, Mrs. Gross and Dr. Edwin Bell, supervisor of evening classes; second row, Mrs. Lois Dawson, Mrs. Lizzie McBryde, Mrs. Mary E. Steward, Mrs. Essie Mann, Mrs. Repsi Rives and Mrs. Alma Dickens Cowan; standing, Mrs. Christine Crissman, Mrs. Sally Bates, Mrs. Iva Ruth, Mrs. Bessie Jordan, Mrs. Nina Luhn, Mrs. Edna Cotten, Mrs. LaJene Claypoole, Mrs. Naomi Cotten, Mrs. Fannie Nall Smith, Mrs. Elnora Heck, Mrs. Bertha Reames, Mrs. Ina Brown, Mrs. Frank Smith, Mrs. Violet Gilmore, Ms. Florence Speagle, Mrs. Helen McLean, Mrs. Clara Belle Swann, Mrs. Catherine Rosser and Mrs. Catherine Roberson. Not pictured was Mary Lou Godfrey. This photograph appeared in the Dec. 3, 1966, Herald.

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Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Pauine Cameron, Juanita M. Lara, Nikki Brown, Caila Bouasy Phillips, Hunter Cole Morrison, Pedro Jiminez Jr., Dejone L. Maxwell, Lela Harrington, Ashley Thomas, Lynn Sadler, Mabel Womack, Darius Davis Jr. and Joel Alvarez. And to those celebrating Monday, especially Christopher Hight, Patricia Bryant, Leola Battle Williams, Virginia Harris, Johnathan Lucas Talley, Tasheima Townsend, Paul Holshouser, Reggie Jackson, Alice McCrimmon and Chandler Paige Patterson. CELEBRITIES: CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace is 92. Actor Albert Finney is 74. Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 74. Musician Sonny Curtis (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 73. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 70. Actress Candice Bergen is 64. Pop singer Clint Holmes is 64. Actor Anthony Higgins is 63. Singer Billy Joel is 61. Rock singer-musician Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) is 60. Actor John Corbett is 49. Rapper Ghostface Killah is 40. Rock singer Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan) is 31. Actress Rosario Dawson is 31.

Almanac Today is Sunday, May 9, the 129th day of 2010. There are 236 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day.

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. n Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon every Saturday from May through October. 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 through May 16. The popular musical is a portrayal of Americans stationed in an “alien culture” during WWII. Showtime is 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, call (919) 774-4155 or visit www.templeshows.com.

TUESDAY n The 7th Annual Caregiver Education Conference — Easing Transitions Through Dementia Care, will be held

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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. at St. Luke United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 2916 Wicker St., Sanford. Registration due by May 4. For information, contact Judi Womack, Caregiver Advisor, The Enrichment Center of Lee County, (919) 776-0501, ext. 230, or e-mail to jwomack@leecountync.gov. n The San-Lee Dancers return on a new night — Tuesday at the Enrichment Center, located at 1615 S. Third St., from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $5 per person (and food to share at intermission). Ages 50+ (couples and singles) and younger guests welcome. The Bill Pollard Band (Back Porch Country) will play. Extras include Shirley Buchanan teaching a line dance and a 50-50 drawing and free dance pass drawing for those with 5050 tickets. The sponsor is Jimmy Haire Photography. n The Festival Singers of Lee County will rehearse at 7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church choir room, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford. This community group welcomes new members to join and sing in our upcoming May 23rd free spring concert. For more information, please call 774-4608 or 776-3624.

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n The Central Carolina Small Business Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. n The annual Gay 90s Luncheon will be held at noon at The Enrichment Center. This luncheon is hosted each year to honor Lee County residents who are 90 and older. If you or someone you know wishes to attend, contact Debbie Williams at 776-0501, ext. 203. n Gross Farms will be located in front of CCH visitor entrance from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fresh produce and strawberries. Proceeds benefit CCH Auxiliary Projects. n Veterans Remembrance Group will meet at 2 p.m. at the Enrichment Center pavilion. Registration encouraged,, call 776-0501, ext. 201. n The Central Carolina Paddlers canoe and kayak club will meet at 7 p.m. in the Wesley Fellowship Center at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., Sanford. Visitors welcome. Call 718-5104 for information.

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Pantry to sale a gas station in Sanford

Arrest made in Spring Lake murder

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SANFORD (MCT) — Two gas stations in the Cape Fear region are among 80 properties being sold off by The Pantry Inc. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors LLC said this week it is working with The Pantry in a “strategic divestiture� of the stations, convenience stores and empty properties throughout the Southeast. A Mobil station at 921 W. Broad St. in St. Pauls and a Citgo at 3106 S. Horner Blvd. in Sanford are among 11 locations up for sale in North Carolina. The stores will be sold using a “buy one, some or all� sealed bid process, according to NRC. A bid deadline has not been set. Information about the sale is online at nrc. com/1005. “While these sites don’t fit with our company’s current strategic plans,� said Jim Bosworth, a vice president with The Pantry, “they can be excellent locations for the right buyer, be they national distributors, independent operators or those in other retail businesses.� The Pantry is one of the nation’s largest independently operated convenience store chains with 1,655 stores in 11 Southeastern states, as of January. Formerly headquartered in Sanford, the company is now based in Cary.

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LILLINGTON (MCT) — Investigators made an arrest early today in the death of a man found inside a burning home off N.C. 210 Thursday. Pressley Parks, 26, of Spring Lake, is charged with firstdegree murder in the death of William Parks Frank Smith Jr., 49, of 30 Appaloosa Drive in Spring Lake, according to a release from the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. The fire at Smith’s home near the Cumberland County line was reported about 8 a.m., the release said. Firefighters from the Anderson Creek Fire Department found Smith when they went inside the house, the release said. Lawmen were called and found that Smith’s vehicle was missing. It was found abandoned a few miles from the house, the release said. Investigators say the fire was deliberately set in an effort to destroy evidence in Smith’s death, the release said. The fire was limited to one room and caused minor damage, the release said. Parks is being held in the Harnett County Detention Center without bail. — The Fayetteville Observer

will miss out as a result. “I kind of feel like we’re doing them a disservice,� she said. Atkins added that the technique was also advantageous for non-AIG students because it created smaller standard classrooms, enhancing the learning experience. According to Tatum, no new changes, aside from last year’s moves, are in store for the AIG program at this time and in the “foreseeable future.� Last year’s budgetary amendments were incorporated into an in-theworks draft plan for the program from this year through 2013. School leaders say it’s all a misunderstanding and that officials have welcomed input from parents since they began making changes to the AIG program. Parents are expected to speak out at Tuesday’s meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Lee County Government Center.

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bands morphed into a talent show in order to be more inclusive and perhaps have broader crowd appeal,� said Gillis. There will be no admission charge, but the Teen Advisory Board will sell light refreshments. This isn’t the first activity sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board. A Twilight Ball was held in December, based on the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, according to Gillis. The board also held a bake sale in the fall during the annual book sale at the library. “The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) was formed in October of 2009. The purpose is to give area

FORT BRAGG (MCT) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday against a government motion to dismiss the appeal of convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald. Lawyers for the government had asked the court to dismiss the appeal because MacDonald’s arguments were outside the scope first approved by the court. But in an order filed by a clerk with the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the court expanded its original scope of the appeal and requested supplemental briefs from both sides. MacDonald, a former Army surgeon at Fort Bragg, is serving three life sentences for the mur-

teens a ‘voice’ in the library as far as selecting materials and creating programs for teens,� said Gillis. “Some of the members of the TAB also volunteer in our summer reading program. They work with children doing a variety of activities — last summer some of our volunteers participated in a skit that we performed at our talent show — and help out with our big programs, such as the Rags to Riches Theater performance.� Currently the TAB includes four students from Lee County High and two from Southern Lee High. Gillis said that any area teen between the ages of 18 and 18 is invited to join the TAB, with the next meeting at 4

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n Phillip Leroy Gillis, 26, of 156 Hidden Pond Lane in Sanford, was arrested Thursday for 3 counts of breaking and entering, 3 counts of felony larceny and 3 counts of possession of stolen goods; he was held under $30,000 secured bond. n James Kever Rowell, 41, of 2059 Sanders Road in Sanford, was arrested Thursday for failing to appear in court; he was released under $500 unsecured bond. n Theodore William Haas, 47, of 1275 Bailey Thomas Road in Sanford, was arrested Wednesday for driving while license revoked, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and communicating threats; he was held under $3,500 secured bond.

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n Denise Nicole Lindsey reported breaking and entering into a residence Friday at 628 Matthews St. n Haley Elizabeth Thomas reported a hit and run Friday at 2053 S. Horner Blvd. n Kurt James Ailerson reported property damage Friday at 1513 Columbine Road. n Walmart reported larceny Friday at 3310 N.C. 87. n Barbara Lee Hill reported larceny Friday at 513

Cannon Circle. n Christopher Terrance Meisel reported license plate theft Friday at 1910 S. Horner Blvd. n A woman reported assault on a female Friday at 2313 Caroline Drive. n Tamekia Nychole Jones reported larceny Saturday at 1310 Washington Ave. n Gene Merdith Hunt reported larceny Saturday at 417 McIver St. n Nicshaun Marquez Kelly, 21, of 409 Courtland Drive in Sanford, was arrested Friday and charged with damage to real property. n Heather Rene Conrad, 20, of 2101 Boone Trail road in Sanford, was arrested Friday and charged with larceny. n Virginia Jernigan Lee, 52, of 117 Johnson St. in Broadway, was arrested Friday and charged with larceny. n Christopher Steven Burch, 28, of 618 Matthews St. in Sanford, was arrested Friday and charged with marijuana possession. n Donald Issac Craven, 35, of 1113 Juniper Drive in Sanford, was arrested Friday and charged with failure to appear. n Joshua Michael Tracy, 29, of 416 North Ave. in Sanford, was arrested Saturday and charged with failure to appear.

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Obituaries Pete Anderson

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Pete Anderson was held Saturday at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Sanford with Dr. A. Gene Cobb Jr. and the Rev. Suzzane Cobb officiating. Organist was James Dixon Kimball and pianist was Jay Locklear. Soloist was Ginny McCarthy. Also, the St. Luke UMC Praise Team rendered a special music selection during communion. Following the service, the family received friends at the Harriss Youth House at St. Luke UMC. Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Sanford.

Condolences may be made at www.fryandprickett.com. Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

Bryant Keith

LILLINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; F. Bryant Keith, 82, died Friday (5/7/10) at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. A resident of Harnett County, he was the son of the late Jesse Bryant and Novie Johnson Keith. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. For 40 years, he worked with South River Keith Electric MemRichard Bill bership SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Richard CorpoBill died Friday (5/7/10) ration, at Central Carolina Hosretiring pital. as DirecArrangements will be tor of announced by BridgesMember Cameron Funeral Home, SerInc. of Sanford. vices. He was a member of Neillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek Baptist Alma Church Church, serving in many LAKEVIEW â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Alma capacities, including Miller Church, 88, Chairman of the Deadied Friday (5/7/10) at cons, Sunday School Pinelake Health and Superintendent, and Rehabilitation Center in choir member. He was a Carthage. 32nd degree Mason and A native of Watua member of the Sudan aga County, she was the Shrine. Active in the Boy daughter of the late Jonas Scouts of America, he was McCoy Miller and Luella an assistant scout master Hefner Miller. She was for Troop # 61 and in 1982 also preceded in death by was awarded the Silver a son, Dewey Kent Beach. Beaver Award. She is survived by He is survived by his her husband, Robert wife of 61 years, Elizabeth T. Church; daughters, Stewart Keith; a daughJoyce B. McNeil of ter, Angela K. Mackie of Knoxville, Tenn., Glenda Asheboro; a son, Furman B. Ragan and husband Keith and wife Teresa Robert of Boone and of Lillington; and four Georgia B. Cannon of grandchildren. Kannapolis; a son, Henry The family will receive Beach of Columbia, Mo.; friends from 6 to 8 p.m. 13 grandchildren and 15 today at Neillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek great-grandchildren. Baptist Church and other The funeral service times at his home. will be held at 2 p.m. SunThe funeral service day at The House of the will be conducted at 11 Lord with the Rev. Tom a.m. Monday at Neillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Everette officiating. The Creek Baptist Church family will receive friends with the Rev. Jeff Roberts after the service at the and the Rev. Wayne Oakes church and at other times officiating. Burial will folat the residence.

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SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mr. Herman Alven Cline, of Sanford, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Central Carolina Hospital. He was born in Cartersville, Ga. to the late William Lester Cline and Mary Frances Dupree Cline. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Gray. Mr. Cline served in the United States Army during World War II and was a foreman for a brick manufacturer. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Ruth Hazel Godwin Cline; a sister, Jean Moore of Raleigh; two grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. A private graveside service with family was held Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo Cemetery with the Rev. Martin Groover presiding. Mr. Clineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandchildren served as pallbearers. His favorite hymns were â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beyond the Sunset,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shall We Gather at the River,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take My Hand Precious Lordâ&#x20AC;?. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were by Bridges Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Benjamin Seth Johnson, newborn son of Matthew and Crystal Johnson, of Cameron, went home to be with the Lord following his birth on May 7, 2010. He will be greatly missed by father and mother, Matthew and Crystal Johnson; two brothers, Jordan and Caleb; and a sister, Ava; as well as many other family and friends. The family will receive friend on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gateway Apostolic Church. A funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Gateway Apostolic Church, 101 N. Franklin Drive, Sanford. Online condolences may be made at www. millerboles.com. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is serving the family.

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Mary Harris MONCURE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Mary Perry Harris, 88, of 1290 Gum Springs Church Road, was held Wednesday at Mt. View AME Zion Church with the Rev. Laura Headen officiating. Burial followed at the Seymour Cemetery in Moncure. Vocalists were Barbara Overstreet, Pauline Eaves, Edith Wright and Alexander Brower III. A poem was read by her sister, Susie B. Thomas. Pallbearers were Je-

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having won many awards, medals and badges while serving our country since 2005. He is survived by his father, Charles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chuckâ&#x20AC;? Lovins and stepmom Debra of Hamlet, Ind.; his mother, Lori Lovins Lafountain and stepfather Alan L. Farrar, formerly of Sanford, of North Judson, Ind.; a brother, Will â&#x20AC;&#x153;BJâ&#x20AC;? Lovins of Fredrichburg, Va.; a stepbrother, Mark Gourley of Hamlet, Ind.; stepsisters, Amy Gourley of Mishawaka, Ind. and Laura Gourley of St.Petersburg, Fla.; grandparents, Tom and Grace Parkison of North Judson, Ind. He was preceded in death by grandparents,

Charles and Wynona Lovins, and an uncle, Mark Lovins. Services were held Monday (5/3/10) at the Braman and Bailey Funeral Home in North Judson, Ind. with the Rev. Rose Woodke officiating. Burial was in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox, Ind. Arrangements were by Braman and Bailey Funeral Home. o Contact Kim Edwards at 718-1224 or obits@ sanfordherald.com for more information on obituaries.

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Opinion

6A / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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

SUNDAY THUMBS THUMBS UP HONORING BUSINESS Congratulations to Robbie and Jeff Yow, of Chatlee Boat & Marine, for being named winners of the Small Business Owners of the Year Award, and to Jim Felton, of the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, for being named winner of the Small Business Advocate Award. The Yows have maintained a strong local business over the years — with Robbie Yow saying that they owe a lot of their suc-

cess to God. Felton has been a tireless promoter on behalf of small business, and, in particular, the Small Business Expo that is held each year at the civic center. It’s rewarding to know that there are such strong small business owners and advocates here in the Central Carolina region.

THUMBS UP FESTIVAL TURNOUT Tuesday’s primary election didn’t have the kind of turnout many had hoped for, but maybe too many were still tired from taking in two days of the Pottery Festival over the weekend. Festival organizers told The Herald Tuesday that attendance was up 20 percent over the

previous year, and the popular wine tasting tent, now in its second year, poured more than 2,000 glasses over the two-day event. At a time when our local officials and business leaders are starting to realize the potential for a tourism department of some kind in the future, having events like this — and the recent shooting competition at Deep River Sporting Clays ... and the recent Bike Criterium ... and “South Pacific” at Temple Theatre — are making a strong argument for taking tourism more seriously.

THUMBS UP: MOTHER’S DAY Today is Mother’s Day — a day in which we appropriately salute our mothers. The love a mother holds for her children is special and unique. It’s on this day that these children have the opportunity to say to their mothers, “Thank you for all you have done for me.” A mother is truly a blessing, for their love and support for their children are unwavering. So, to each and every mother, thank you and bless you.

COMMENTS Sign up for a free username and password at our Web site — sanfordherald. com — to comment on all local stories in The Herald. We publish our favorite comments on Sundays.

RE: DAIRY BAR CHANGES OWNERS “We did our best. Why do we fall down? So we can learn to get up.” The Quinns are a class act. Best of luck in the future. — 1608

RE: GROUP SAYS EDC NEEDS FLEXIBILITY “We put all our eggs in one basket 20 years ago.” Ms. Dalrymple, where do you think Sanford would be without the businesses in the Industrial Park? Dalrymple says the EDC needs more freedom and flexibility. To do what? Give George Perkins 100 perecent free taxes on his business? Dalrymple does not think anyone likes incentives, but has voted for them every time. That is true leadership, voting to give working class citizens’ taxes to rich people. The EDC has not brought one new business to Broadway or Deep River during Amy Dalrymple’s time on the board. Those of us in Broadway and Deep River should not have to pay such high taxes so Bob Heuts can rake in a six figure salary and play golf and take trips. Businesses do not want incentives. Politicians and overpaid bureaucrats want incentives. Businesses want lower taxes and an even playing field. — dchris46

RE: POTTERY FEST ATTENDANCE UP 20 PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR Being the cynic that I am, I must wonder where all the money taken in at the festival is going to. People pay $5 to enter (5,000-6,000 from outside Lee County) and $10 for the wine tent (2,200 glasses). I am fairly sure that potters, vineyards, chocolate vendors and other food vendors all pay a fee for their place. Evidently volunteers provide most of the labor. It appears to be highly successful but where does the money end up? — townsend

Don Hudson has created one of the largest and most successful events in our area bringing in thousands of people/ tourists to Sanford purchasing gasoline, food, additional shopping at local stores, lodging, etc. He has gathered together over 100 exhibitors from North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia who know his event is worthwhile to their businesses and our community. Sad that others can’t see that. — marty007

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Today’s Prayer For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3) PRAYER: We thank You, Father, for Your love, grace and mercy. Amen.

A special day for mom

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t’s a special day in the Liggett household — our first Mother’s Day where my wife will get cards from somebody other than the dogs. Little Hayley turned 7 months old a few days back, and today I’m honoring my wife, my mom, my step-mom, my mother in-law, both of my grandmothers and all of the moms, grandmas and moms to be with this Billy Liggett (Hayley just slapped the “return” button the keyboard, causing the line break ... so Sanford Herald Editor instead of correcting it, I’m treating it as Contact Billy Liggett by e-mail at her contribution to this week’s column ... bliggett@sanfordherald.com thanks, peach) ... very special column. We’ll do all we can today to make it as When I woke up Saturday, I went to work-free and restful as possible ... beThe Herald’s Facebook page and sent out cause while the little gifts and cards are a message to our paper’s 500-plus “fans” nice, I imagine the best gift I can give today on the site asking them for their favorite is stepping up and allowing my wife a memories of mom (a few of them can be chance to think about herself for a day. found in today’s Herald). I know it was Knowing her, that won’t short notice, but my goal was allow readers to honor “We’ll do all we can today be easy. So happy Mother’s Day, their moms as well. to make it as work-free Jennifer, Patty, Deanie, In past columns and restful as possible... Janice and Jeannie. Happy around this time of year, Mother’s Day to all of our because while the little I’ve written about my friends who are mom is special — she gifts and cards are nice, and who recentlymothers became raised three relatively I imagine the best gift I mothers this year. And smart kids while working can give today is step- happy Mother’s Day, fimultiple jobs and doing nally, to all the rest of you whatever it took to make ping up and allowing my who deserve much more sure we were fed, clothed wife a chance to think than a single day. and happy. I’m fortunate for the other women in about herself for a day.” y6tæs[ hh , cb vvc my life as well: n A step-mother who’s Again, that was Hayley. I’m sure it transtreated us as her own lates to something pretty sweet for her n A mother-in-law who can cook circles mama. around most (and her spoils me to no end) n Two grandmothers who’ve kept their GRADUATION families close all these years It’s that time of year again, and The But as I said earlier, today’s extra special Herald is searching for stories on graduates for my wife, Jennifer, who’s become the from our local high schools. most amazing mother the world has seen If you think your graduate or a grad you in the past seven months. know has a great story, let us know. E-mail She’s become the rock of our little famme at bliggett@sanfordherald.com by May ily. We both work full-time jobs, but she’s 20, and we’ll consider that student for our managed to work and be a full-time mom ... making up for my sometimes “part-time weeklong series of graduation features. dad” status because of the less-than-ideal hours I put in at the office most days. She’s reliable. She’s a great teacher. She’s a wonderful role model. She always knows what our daughter wants ... I understand the true meaning of “mother’s intuition” now. And she loves our daughter more than anyone could imagine. I know some believe Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are made-up holidays meant to keep the greeting card industry alive. And while I’ve already done my part in contributing to that industry, I think it’s a very deserved holiday ... one I hope Jennifer enjoys today.

THE END IS NEAR Those who know me well know I’m a nerd when it comes to several things. The TV series “Lost” is one of them. I’m working on a piece that will run in The Herald on the day of the finale, and for it, I’ll need help from my fellow “Lost fanatics” in our area. E-mail me, bliggett@sanfordherald.com, and tell me just how big a “Lost” fan you are (don’t get too specific with it), and I’ll consider you for a “roundtable” discussion for our radio show, The Rant, and for the story I’m working on. Until then, namaste.

Guest Columnist Immigration— which side are you on? By GEORGE WILBERG Special to The Herald

“I read the news today, oh boy!” OK ... not my words, but a line from the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life.” But it’s appropriate given the current press concerning the passage in Arizona of a strict new immigration law. America has known for a long time that our immigration system is “broken.” All you have to do is look at one example — the IRS. In order to accommodate those who have no Social Security number, they came up with the ITIN, the “individual taxpayer identification number.” With that number, those who make little income can still qualify for up to $1,000 per child “child tax credit,” as it is called. Three kids equals $3,000 . Some folks call the “Illegal Tax Payer Identification Number.” You decide. The award-winning movie, “Starship Troopers” had the theme — become a soldier, become a citizen. An alien lawfully admitted to America on a Visa can become a soldier in the U.S. armed forces and later can be fast-tracked to be a citizen. The law is on the books that illegal aliens can also be drafted as they must sign up for selective service ... check it out. If you examine the Arizona immigration bill, it basically has the premise that if there is a “legitimate reason” based upon some violation or other suspicious activity, a request by law enforcement may be made to check immigration status. It cannot be based solely upon how you look. The current U.S. Census also is hampered by the diversity of our current population, including many immigrants who do not know how to speak English. The chart to show them in the field has an unreal 51 different languages on it to choose from. Unreal. Due to space restrictions, all requirements cannot be covered here, but you have natural citizens (born in America) and naturalized citizens. My mother was the latter and went through Ellis Island first to start this process after leaving her native Poland just before WWII erupted. She took the citizenship test after much studying, and she only had the equivalent of a fifthgrade education. But hey, she “did it.” Many can. How hard is the test? I got a copy of a past test of 100 questions from the Internet. While some are tougher, like “Why did the Pilgrims come to America,” others are, “What are the colors of our flag,” and What “are the colors of the stars on the flag?” Much has been said about immigrant rights. What rights? There are no rights if they entered this country illegally and continue that status. In order for the laws of the land to apply, you must be a citizen or non-citizen admitted for legal entry. Those laws or rights are spelled out in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Several of those rights are freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to assemble. Non-citizens commonly are those who must reside here for five years before they are eligible to become a citizen. Other non-citizens usually are foreign students, foreign workers on a temporary work visa, foreign diplomats or temporary vacationing visitors mostly. This does not seem that difficult to understand, does it? You be the judge. America has been the melting pot of many cultures or races over many years, but now it’s being torn apart by allowing many to flaunt the rules that others have had to follow for years. Which side are you on? The issues are complex and many. However, the very survival of America as a nation will depend upon the commonality of one unifying language, as well as written word. And that common thread is English. Some years ago, one fitness guru once said, “Stop the Insanity” ... it was Susan Powter in her fitness/diet book, and no, that is not in the basic 100 question citizenship test. In that 1993 book, the premise was to “take control of your life.” This immigration issue to me is no different, but it is to “take control of America” by resolving the current insane immigration dilemma that we are all in. o George Wilberg is a resident of Sanford.


Opinion

The Sanford Herald / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / 7A

Susan Estrich

Kathleen Parker

From the Left

From the Right

Find out more about Susan Estrich at www.creators.com

Kathleen Parker can be reached at kparker@kparker.com

Smaller government, anyone?

It’s tea party time

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aybe not this week. With the oil spilling in the Gulf, it’s hard to find too many people calling for less government and more reliance on the private sector. Drill, Baby, Drill? Maybe not so fast. BP, to its credit, is taking responsibility for the spill, promising to do everything it can to stem the disaster. But I haven’t heard too many Louisiana Republicans telling the federal government to stay out of it and leave the cleanup to BP. Not even close. A foolish consistency may be the hobgoblin of small minds, but when it comes to federalism and big government, the only consistency tends to be based on whose ox is being gored. No one is for the feds staying out when their coastline, their industry and their economic and environmental well-being are at stake. On a bipartisan basis, the complaints are always that the feds are doing too little too late, not too much too soon. Is Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal now demanding more help from the feds? You bet he is. In New York City, ‘We are all guilty Mayor of wanting to pay Michael for small governBloomberg ment while getting wants more the benefits of big cameras. Darn right. government when Law enforcewe need it.’ ment agencies deserve credit for moving swiftly in the face of the terrifying near-bombing in Times Square. And I don’t know a soul — even my hard-core civil liberties friends — who will be standing up this week demanding less surveillance in public places. With two mining disasters in recent weeks, is anyone saying that the feds should get off the backs of mine owners and leave safety concerns to the private sector so we can get more coal more quickly? New rules go into effect this week limiting the amount of time passengers can be kept sitting on airport runways, notwithstanding the airlines’ protests that it will increase costs and complicate schedules if they have to return to the gate after three hours with nothing to eat or drink (and sometimes no functioning lavatories). They can protest all they want, but I don’t know too many frequent fliers — regardless of party affiliation — who oppose the new rules. As a lawyer, I’m familiar with this particular phenomenon. Nobody likes lawyers (well, almost nobody) until they need one. But when you need a lawyer, everyone wants the best — the toughest, the most aggressive. People will swear up and down about outrageous recoveries and ridiculous awards, until they’re injured and you explain to them that there are caps on their awards and limits on pain and suffering. Then they are outraged at the injustice. The reverse of the old joke — that a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged — is equally true: A liberal is a conservative who’s been investigated or, worse, “wrongly” charged. The disaster in the Gulf is a timely reminder that the real issue isn’t “big government” versus “small government.” We are all guilty of wanting to pay for small government while getting the benefits of big government when we need it. Medicare and Social Security are classic instances of big government — and, also, the third rail in American politics. Environmentalists are easy to dismiss as anti-business, until an environmental disaster threatens to destroy the local economy or miners are trapped and killed in a collapse. Simplistic rhetoric about “cutting the size of government,” “leaving things to the private sector” and “reducing regulation” may score on political polls, but this week most people recognize that what we really need is strong, effective government to keep our people safe and our economy

Black Americans & liberty

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aving recently reached 74 years of age, if one were to ask me what’s my greatest disappointment in life, a top contender would surely be the level of misunderstanding, perhaps contempt, that black Americans have for the principles of personal liberty and their abiding faith in government. Contempt or misunderstanding of the principles of personal liberty and faith in government by no means make blacks unique among Americans, but the unique history of black Americans should make us, above all other Americans, most suspicious of any encroachment on personal liberty and most distrustful of government. Let’s look at it. The most serious injustices suffered by blacks came at the hands of government, at different levels, failure to protect personal liberty. Slavery was only the most egregious example of that failure. Congress and the courts supported the injustice of slavery through the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act and the Dred Scott decision. After emancipation, there were government-enforced Jim Crow laws denying blacks basic liberties and court decisions such as Plessy v. Ferguson that reinforced and gave sanction to private acts that abridged black people’s liberties. The heroic civil rights movement, culminating with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, put an end to the grossest abuses of personal liberties, but government evolved into a subtler enemy. Visit any major city and one would find that the overwhelmingly law-abiding members of the black community are living in constant fear of robbery, assault and murder. In fact, 52 percent of U.S. homicides are committed by blacks, 49 percent of homicide victims are black and 93 percent of them were murdered by fellow blacks. The level of crime in black communities is the result of government’s failure to perform its most basic function, namely the protection of its citizens. The level of criminal activity not only puts residents in physical jeopardy but represents a heavy tax on people least able to bear it. That tax is paid in the forms of higher prices for goods and services and fewer shopping opportunities because supermarkets and other large retailers are reluctant to bear the costs of doing business in high-crime areas. This government failure has the full effect of a law prohibiting economic development in many black communities.

Walter Williams Syndicated Columnist Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

Then there’s the grossly fraudulent education delivered by the government schools that serve most black communities. The average black high school senior has a sixth- or seventh-grade achievement level and most of those who manage to graduate have what’s no less than a fraudulent diploma, one that certifies a 12th-grade level of achievement when in fact the youngster might not have half that. If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government school system in most cities. Tragically, most Americans, including black people whose ancestors have suffered from gross injustices of slavery, think it quite proper for government to forcibly use one person to serve the purposes of another. That’s precisely what income redistribution is: the practice of forcibly taking the fruits of one person’s labor for the benefit of another. That’s also what theft is and the practice differs from slavery only in degree but not kind. What about blacks who cherish liberty and limited government and joined in the tea party movement, or blacks who are members of organizations such as the Lincoln Institute, Frederick Douglass Foundation and Project 21? They’ve been maligned as Oreos, Uncle Toms and traitors to their race. To make such a charge borders on stupidity, possibly racism. After all, when President Reagan disagreed with Tip O’Neill, did either charge the other with being a traitor to his race? Then why is it deemed traitorous when one black disagrees with another, unless you think that all blacks must think alike? I hope it’s misunderstanding, rather than contempt, that explains black hostility toward the principles of liberty.

CONTACT YOUR LAWMAKER Lee County

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n County Manager John Crumpton: Phone (919) 718-4605; E-mail — jcrumpton@leecountync.gov

n Mayor Donald Andrews Jr.: 258-6334 E-mail — donald09@windstream.net n Town Manager Bob Stevens: 258-3724; E-mail — bwaytownhall@windstream.net

Board of Commissioners E-mail — glee@leecountync.gov (for all commissioners) n Chairman Richard Hayes (at-large): 774-7658 e-mail: rhayes241@windstream.net n Vice-Chairman Larry ‘Doc’ Oldham (at-large): 7766615; e-mail: oldham_larry@windstream.net n At-Large Commissioner Ed Paschal: 776-3257 n District 1 Commissioner Robert Reives: 7744434 n District 2 Commissioner Amy Dalrymple: 2586695 n District 3 Commissioner Linda Shook: 775-5557 E-mail: lindashook@charter.net n District 4 Commissioner Jamie Kelly: 718-6513 E-mai L: jamesk@kellymarcom.com

Sanford n Mayor Cornelia Olive: Phone (919) 718-0571; Email — corneliaolive@charter.net n City Manager Hal Hegwer: 775-8202; E-mail — hal.hegwer@sanfordNC.net City Council n Ward 1 Councilman Sam Gaskins: 776-9196; Email — SPGaskins@aol.com n Ward 2 Councilman Charles Taylor: 775-1824; Email — fontcord@windstream.net n Ward 3 Councilman James Williams: 258-3458; E-mail — williamsins@windstream.net n Ward 4 Councilman Walter Mc Neil Jr.: 776-4894; E-mail —none provided n Ward 5 Councilman Linwood Mann Sr.: 775-2038; E-mail — none provided n At-Large Councilman L.I. “Poly” Cohen: 775-7541; E-mail — poly@wave-net.net n At-Large Councilman Mike Stone (Mayor Pro Tem): 76-2412; E-mail — stoneassoc@windstream.net

Broadway Town Commissioners n Commissioner Woody Beale: 258-6461 E-mail — wbeale@wave-net.net n Commissioner Thomas Beal: 258-3039 E-mail — bwaytownhall@windstream.net n Commissioner Jim Davis: 258-9404 E-mail — bwaytownhall@windstream.net n Commissioner Lynne West Green: 258-9904 Email — lynnwestgreen@windstream.net n Commissioner Clem Welch: 258-3163 E-mail — clemellyn@windstream.net

Lee County School Board n “Bill” Tatum: 774-8806; billtatum1@windstream. net n P. Frank Thompson Sr.: 775-2583; Fbthompsonsr@ windstream.net n Dr. Lynn Smith: 776-8083; orthosmith@windstream. net n Shawn Williams: shawnwil@coastalnet.com n Ellen Mangum: 776-5050; ejmangum@charter.net n Linda Smith: 774-6781; inky@wave-net.net n Cameron Sharpe: 498-2250; camerons.box44@ yahoo.com

State Legislators n State Sen. Bob Atwater (18th District): 715-3036 E-mail: Boba@ncleg.net n State Rep. Jimmy Love Sr. (51st District): 7757119; E-mail: jimmyl@ncleg.net

Federal Legislators n Sen. Richard Burr: (202) 224-3154 n Sen. Kay Hagan: (202) 224-6342 n Rep. Bob Etheridge: (202) 225-4531

o one doubts the sincerity or power of the tea party movement anymore. We get it: free market principles, limited government and individual liberty. Those are the three fundaments of the tea party’s “Contract from America,” to which any serious Republican must subscribe, nay, sign in blood. Make it real red. Nowhere is this new power-to-thepeople imperative in starker relief than in Utah — one of the nation’s reddest states — where three-term conservative Sen. Bob Bennett seems likely to lose the Republican Party nomination this weekend. This, despite the fact that Bennett earns an 84 rating from the American Conservative Union, an A ranking from the National Rifle Association — and is nothing like a liberal. But Bennett committed the ultimate sin in tea party circles. He voted for the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP), aka “bank bailout,” during the George W. Bush administration. And, he advanced a market-driven health care reform bill as an alternative to the Democratic plan that, alas, also included an insurance mandate. Never mind that a Republican president proposed the bailout, or that many Republicans and free marketers felt TARP was crucial to keep the economy from capsizing. For those who have forgotten, the point was to prop up the credit system to keep enough money flowing so that the “free market” didn’t collapse entirely. What was the alternative? What might have happened without TARP? As Mitt Romney, who supported TARP, has said, “We were on a precipice. ... Now we can sit back and say, ‘Oh, it wasn’t so scary.’ Well, frankly, it was a very scary time for a lot of people. And that’s something which was resolved.” Tea partiers mostly upset about subsequent spending have cast a wide net and any incumbent is liable to be snared — even the good ones, such as Bennett, who is widely respected in Washington and has been endorsed by establishment Republicans Newt, Mitt & Karl (Gingrich, Romney and Rove). Then again, being an establishment favorite in an antiWashington environment may be as disadvantageous as having an Ivy League degree. Those out-of-touch elites, you know. But in their rush to banish all but the purest fiscal conservatives, tea partiers risk losing some of their strongest voices and diminishing their power in an arena where relationships matter. Bennett, for example, worked with Democrat Ron Wyden to co-sponsor his health care proposal. What non-ideologues may see as cooperation, however, is viewed by true believers as weakness. Any attempt at compromise is viewed as surrendering principle. Under the new order, a Good Conservative wouldn’t cross the aisle to perform a Heimlich Maneuver. The long-promised purge is on, in other words, and anyone fantasizing about bipartisanship can choke on that hope. If Obamaphiles have been sipping Kool-Aid, Bennett’s primary challengers have been steeping in the bitter tea of an angry electorate. Indeed, more than two-thirds of delegates to the upcoming Utah Republican convention consider themselves to be tea party supporters. Much the same is happening in other states. In Arizona, uber-veteran John McCain, whose American Conservative Union rating last year was only 63, is fighting for the Senate seat he has held for more than 23 years against tea party favorite J.D. Hayworth. In Indiana, Rep. Mark Souder was pummeled by car dealer-challenger Bob Thomas for his vote on TARP. In Florida, Marco Rubio has the tea winds at his back for the U.S. Senate nomination, which forced Gov. Charlie Crist to declare himself an independent. Funny about that TARP vote, though, reminiscent as it is of the Iraq War vote that Barack Obama ran against but, not yet having been elected to the U.S. Senate, wasn’t called upon to cast. Would all those running against TARP now have voted against it had they been in Washington with the full weight of economic collapse on their shoulders?


Local

8A / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Local Graduations

LEE COUNTY o Lee Early College, May 17, 5:30 p.m., Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. o Grace Christian School, June 3, 7 p.m., Grace Chapel Church. o Lee Christian School, June 4, 7 p.m., Dennis Wicker Civic Center o Floyd L. Knight School, June 4, 7 p.m., Floyd L. Knight School. o Calvary Education Center, June 6, 6:30 p.m., at the school, Lemon Springs. o Southern Lee High School, June 10, 7:30 p.m., Southern Lee High School. o Lee County High School, June 11, 7:30 p.m., McCracken Field at the school.

CHATHAM COUNTY o Northwood High School, June 11, 1:30 p.m., Smith Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. o Jordan-Matthews High School, June 12, 10 a.m., Jordan-Matthews football stadium, Siler City. o Chatham Central High School, June 12, 7 p.m., school auditorium, Bear Creek. o SAGE Academy, June 13, 4 p.m., Siler City. HARNETT COUNTY o Overhills High School, June 11, 7:30 p.m., Campbell University, Buies Creek. o Triton High School, June 12, 10 a.m., Campbell University, Buies Creek.

o Western Harnett High School, June 12, 2 p.m., Campbell University, Buies Creek. o Harnett Central High School, June 12, 6 p.m., Campbell University, Buies Creek.

MOORE COUNTY o The Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal School, May 21, 6 p.m., Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. o North Moore High School, June 11, 7 p.m., football field at the school, Robbins. o Pinecrest High School, June 12, 8 a.m., football field at the school, Southern Pines. o Union Pines High School, June 12, 8 a.m., Woodrow Wilhoit Stadium at the school, Cameron.

Mother Continued from Page 1A

Bunnlevel at the time with a background in agriculture. Still, Thelma began scouring for mill work and paid a babysitter to occasionally watch the children. Life wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t easy. The family had set its roots in a small home they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own. When the property changed ownership hands, the new landlord wanted Thelma and her children off the property. When Thelma recounts the story today, her voice still shakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anywhere to go,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she says. The landlord, fuming over her resistance, began sabotaging her

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his mother until their fingers were sore. And when LeRoyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father returned from Germany, the family reinvested in agriculture, growing cotton, corn and tobacco. The years have come and gone. Life has changed, but LeRoy still talks about those years when the Wilsons were on their own. Those years when women, many of them mothers, absorbed the holes in the American workforce as soldiers left for Europe and the Pacific. It was no small feat, he says. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the day to thank her then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was pretty busy,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You take four and five â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;youngunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; like that and try to raise them.â&#x20AC;?

Readers salute their moms The Herald asked Facebook followers to share with us a quick story on their favorite memory of their mother. Include your own by commenting on this story at our Web site, www.sanfordherald.com.

KIM PRITT It is hard to pick a single best memory and I am blessed to be able to continue making memories (my mother, Marilyn Wright, is 73 and lives in Albion, N.Y.). Mosty recently, the best memory is a cruise we took together just last week. The best childhood memories were our road trips to Atlantic City before it became a gambling mecca. Inexpensive hotel rooms, cheap food on sticks along the Boardwalk, and hours getting brown on the beach. The overall best memory is that we always end up laughing together â&#x20AC;&#x201D; hysterically, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t-breathetype laughing. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to find out what memory we will make next.

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Mother of missing woman waits for word By NICOLE NORFLEET Associated Press Writer

TARBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For more than a year, Juray Tucker has worn a yellow ribbon on her nursing scrubs. A flier with a photograph of her missing daughter is taped to her car window. Every few hours, Tuckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband checks their home phone for a message, still hoping she hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fallen victim to a possible serial killer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got to be realistic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whenever the phone rings,â&#x20AC;? Tucker, a 59-yearold nursing assistant, said as she paused and shed tears in the living room of her mobile home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always there. But I still hope and pray that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alive.â&#x20AC;? Since 2006, nine African-American women have disappeared near the small central North Carolina city of Rocky Mount. Seven bodies were found along rural roads or in woods outside town, most so decomposed that investigators couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell how they died. At least one of the women was strangled, and all the deaths have been classified as homicides. Police say they have a suspect in five of the deaths in custody and talk of a possible serial killer. Yet Tuckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter is one of two women who have not been found. For Tucker, this is a time of anguish and waiting that tests her faith and leads her to question her parenting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m alone I always think, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lord, did I do everything that I could do? Have I done everything that I could do when it

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Juray Tucker holds a photograph of her missing daughter Yolanda Lancaster in Tarboro. comes to her?â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said. After the discovery of the latest body, Gov. Beverly Perdue sent the National Guard last month to comb around Rocky Mount. Tuckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Yolanda Renee Lancaster, a 37-year-old mother of two â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found, and her mother says that gives her a glimmer of hope even as she agonizes over her disappearance. She now questions decisions she made raising Yolanda when she was young: boys could not visit the house unsupervised. Her daughter wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed to go out to the movies at night. Perhaps she was too strict â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe her rules pushed Yolanda into taking needless risks, Tucker wondered as she gazed from the living room of her home that houses her grandsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bed and family pictures. Like other victims, Lancaster had a history of alcohol and drug abuse, habits that Tucker said her daughter developed after she began sneaking out of the house in high school.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;After you do everything that you can do to raise them the right way, when they grow up you got no more say. They choose their own way,â&#x20AC;? Tucker said. Lancaster disappeared in February 2009 after an argument with her boyfriend, said Tucker, noting the spats were common. But after a few weeks, she said she became worried. Normally, Lancaster would at least call to check on her two young children, whom Tucker has raised since they were infants. The 11-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy used to ask about their mother. Now the questions have ceased. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to explain why sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing or why did she just up and leave and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contact them,â&#x20AC;? Tucker said. For Jackie Wiggins, the mother of a woman whose body was found in 2007, the discovery has led to the desire for another answer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that she was found and identified is some form of closure but

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to not know who actually would do such a thing is just as hurtful,â&#x20AC;? she said. In September, authorities arrested Antwan Maurice Pittman and charged him with the first-degree murder of 28-year-old Taraha Shenice Nicholson. Police have said Pittman, a 31-year-old registered sex offender, is a suspect in the deaths of four of the women whose bodies were found, including Wigginsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daughter. Activists in the community believe that three other slay victims are linked to the cases of nine discovered and missing women. While police are checking into those three other cases, they are not certain they all are connected. Pittmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney did not immediately return messages left seeking comment. Pittmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trial was supposed to have begun Monday, but has been indefinitely postponed by a judge at the request of District Attorney Robert Evans. Both the prosecution and the defense said they needed more time to review evidence. Rocky Mount police Chief John Manley said police periodically meet with families to give them updates. While there are no immediate plans for another large-scale search, Manley said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rule one out. Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said an investigation continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a week that goes by that we are not working on it,â&#x20AC;? he said.

Military officials say NC-based Marine dies

Public employee pension information kept secret

CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Military officials say a North Carolina-based Marine has been killed in Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Saturday that 21-yearold Lance Cpl. Richard Penny of Fayetteville, Ark., died May 6 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. A news release from Camp Lejeune said Penny was a machine gunner assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward. He joined the Marine Corps in February 2009. He deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010 and was promoted to the rank of lance corporal last month.

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; State records show that more than 260 former public employees in North Carolina receive annual payment of $100,000 or more but no one can find out how they earned those pensions. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Saturday that state Treasurer Janet Cowell has refused to release job information for those and 187,000 other retirees and would not say how long they worked in public jobs. Cowell says the information was made secret by an amendment to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personnel law three years ago. But the sponsor of that law said he never intended to shield the information the treasurer is withholding.

Tribe meets about deal with gaming consultant PEMBROKE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Officials of a North Carolina Indian tribe are defending a closed meeting to discuss details of a deal with a gaming consultant that leaders hope will help the tribe earn federal recognition. The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that the Lumbee tribal counsel invited the entire tribe to Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. At least one tribe member who opposes the agreement with the Las Vegas consultant said closing the meeting was unfair. Tribe spokesman Alex Baker defended the closed meeting, saying it was a family issue.

State Capitol staff offers free tour of statues RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Visitors to the State Capitol can take advantage of a free walking tour of the monuments that honor various North Carolinians. The hourlong walking tour begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the George Washington statue on the south plaza in Raleigh. It will include information about the artists, symbolism and history of the public monuments, the first of which was unveiled in 1857 and the last of which was dedicated in 1990. The statues honor North Carolina veterans, statesmen and others. Capital education coordinator Terra Schramm says the statues tell visitors what their forebearers thought was important and provide a glimpse into the social and political atmosphere at the time.

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10A / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald GULF OIL SPILL

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Blowout preventers known to fail

HOUSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cutoff valves like the one that failed to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster have repeatedly broken down at other wells in the years since federal regulators weakened testing requirements, according to an Associated Press investigation. These steel monsters known as blowout preventers or BOPs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sometimes as big as a double-decker bus and weighing up to 640,000 pounds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; guard the mouth of wells. They act as the last defense to choke off unintended releases, slamming a gushing pipe with up to 1 million pounds of force. While the precise causes of the April 20 explosion and spill remain unknown, investigators are focusing on the blowout preventer on the Deepwater Horizon rig operated by BP PLC as one likely contributor. To hear some industry officials talk, these devices are virtually foolproof. But a detailed AP review shows that reliability questions have long shadowed blowout preventers: â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Accident reports from the U.S. Minerals Management Service, a branch of the Interior Department, show that the devices have failed or otherwise played a role in at least 14 accidents,

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This undated photo provided by the US Coast Guard shows the arm of a robot submarine attempting to activate a shutoff device known as a blowout preventer (BOP) to close off the flow of oil at the Deepwater Horizon well head. mostly since 2005. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Government and industry reports have raised questions about the reliability of blowout preventers for more than a decade. A 2003 report by Transocean, the owner of the destroyed rig, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Floating drilling rig downtime due to poor BOP reliability is a common and very costly issue confronting all offshore drilling contractors.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lawsuits have fingered these valves as a factor in previous blowouts. It is unclear why the blowout valves on the Deepwater Horizon didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop the April 20 blast that killed 11 workers and has

sent millions of gallons of oil spewing into Gulf. Interviews with rig workers conducted as part of BPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s internal investigation into the explosion indicate that a methane gas bubble escaped from the well and expanded quickly as it shot up the drill column, a series of events that included the failure of the blowout preventer and explosion of the rig. Since then, the minerals agency has been inspecting offshore rigs and platforms to verify testing of these valves and check emergency exercises. On Friday, a senior agency official told the AP that regulators had been comfortable that the

valves were reliable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; until the blowout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Based on the record, we have felt that these were performing the job they were supposed to perform,â&#x20AC;? Deputy Director Walter Cruickshank said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This incident is going to make us re-examine that assumption.â&#x20AC;? He said new procedures and rules may be needed, including certifying blowout preventers by an independent group of experts. He also said the agency may revise its peeled-back testing requirement of 1998, when it replaced a weekly regimen with biweekly pressure tests. A string of congressional hearings are planned to consider the reliability of BOPs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The safety valve is not so safe,â&#x20AC;? said U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. She said industry officials knew this kind of part sometimes fails but acted as if it couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. The House Natural Resources Committee has formally asked the Interior Department to produce various records related to blowout preventers. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., told the AP the announcement by MMS officials to re-examine the reliability of blowout preventers may not be enough.

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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Coast Guard official says tar balls that are believed to be from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are washing up on an Alabama island. Coast Guard chief warrant officer Adam Wine said about a half dozen tar balls had been collected by Saturday afternoon at Dauphin Island. He says the substance needs to be tested, but officials think it came from the oil spill. The barrier island is at the mouth of Mobile Bay and about three miles from the coast. Word of tar balls washing ashore came as a BP PLC official said that icelike crystals were causing problems with an oil containment box that had been placed over the massive leak about 50 miles from the Louisiana coast. BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles says it will probably take the next two days to study the problem.

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Experts re-examine audio from Kent State shootings CLEVELAND (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A new analysis of a 40-year-old audio recording reveals that someone ordered National Guard troops to prepare to fire on students during a deadly Vietnam War protest at Kent State University in 1970, two forensics experts said. The recording was enhanced and evaluated by New Jersey-based audio experts Stuart Allen and Tom Owen at the request of The Plain Dealer newspaper. Both concluded that they hear someone shout, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guard!â&#x20AC;? Seconds later, a voice yells, â&#x20AC;&#x153;All right, prepare to fire!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get down!â&#x20AC;? someone shouts, presumably in the crowd. A voice then says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guard!...â&#x20AC;? followed two seconds later by a booming

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Three-term Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett advanced to a second round of balloting at the Utah GOP state convention Saturday, but the embattled senatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political career remained in danger of ending later in the day. Bennett came in third out of eight candidates in the first round of balloting of the roughly 3,500 delegates, trailing attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater. Bennett got 885 votes, behind Lee and Bridgewater, who had 982 votes and 917 votes respectively. A second round of balloting to narrow the field to two candidates began Saturday afternoon after each of the three remaining candidates made a one-minute speech. Delegates are free to change who they vote for in each round as the field is reduced to two candidates for the final round. If neither of the final two gets 60 percent of the vote, they will face off in a June 22 primary.

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12A / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald PROBING TERROR

TIMES SQUARE BOMBING

Plot may have cost as little as $7K Many pieces

NEW YORK (AP) — Terror can come cheap. Confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appears to have financed his failed plot with a wad of $100 bills, but the amount of money needed to execute the scheme was fairly modest. There was his plane ticket to the U.S. from Pakistan, as well as a return flight to the United Arab Emirates, at a cost of less than $800 each way. Add to that his living expenses, including three months rent for a Connecticut apartment at a little less than $1,200 per month. His car bomb was relatively cheap, too: $1,300 for a rusting 1993 Nissan Pathfinder and the cost of some firecrackers and tanks of gasoline and propane. Shahzad, who seemed to have paid cash for many and maybe all of his purchases, bought himself a Kel-Tec rifle, which sells for around $400, but skimped on luxuries. The 30-year-old slept on an air mattress in a sparsely furnished apartment, and, according to one account, tried to get a job at a jewelry store where he had worked as a young college student. Shahzad’s finances are

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Officers from the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit make a routine appearance in the financial district in New York on Friday. under scrutiny, as authorities try to learn whether he got cash from a terror group. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday that investigators had identified and were looking for a person who helped courier money to Shahzad from an overseas source. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation. Matthew Levitt, a former U.S. Treasury intelligence official, now a senior fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said the fact that Shahzad paid for the car and plane ticket in cash, sometimes using

$100 bills, was a “red flag.” The money trail, he said, may provide valuable clues as to whether Shahzad had any help. Yet the bombing plan, as described by authorities, appears to have been simple enough that even a single person or a small group with limited means could stage this sort of attack. Shahzad’s rent from mid-February to the start of May, his two airline tickets, gun and vehicle purchases appear to total less than $7,000. The actual bomb components — fertilizer, propane tanks, and a few boxes of cheap firecrackers — were even cheaper, maybe a few hundred dollars at

most. “You don’t need to have a lot of money to put together a bomb. It’s all relative to what you want to make,” said Leo W. West, a retired FBI explosives expert. He noted that a more sophisticated device containing exotic chemicals would have been more expensive. Prosecutors said that on May 1, Shahzad tried to detonate an SUV filled with flammable materials in Times Square. The vehicle smoldered, but didn’t explode. He was arrested after investigators traced him through the SUV’s previous owner. Shahzad is in federal custody. Authorities said he is coopering with investigators. He has yet to be arraigned. The whereabouts of his wife and children has not been made public, but they are believed to be living overseas. Born in Pakistan, Shahzad spent more than a decade in the U.S., going to school, working and starting a family, before moving back to Pakistan last spring. Shahzad has been characterized as being in money trouble when he left the U.S., but records and interviews suggest he still had resources.

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still missing in plot puzzle NEW YORK (AP) — The Pakistani-American who police say admitted to igniting a failed car bomb in busy Times Square has made no court appearance since his arrest early this week and, though he is cooperating, authorities remain unsure he was acting alone. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly declined Friday to discuss what Faisal Shahzad is telling investigators, including what his motives were. He was arrested Monday aboard a Dubai-bound plane two days after the nighttime bomb scare cleared several blocks of the bustling district. “This individual is cooperating. In these types of situations, you let the information flow, so to speak,” Kelly said. Police have surveillance images of Shahzad around Times Square and video that shows his car traveling to the spot where they say he left a smoking sport utility vehicle May 1 rigged with a gasoline-and-propane bomb. Law enforcement officials say they are trying to find links between the Bridgeport, Conn., man

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and possible financing sources, including the Pakistani Taliban, which has both claimed responsibility for and denied roles in the botched bombing. A money courier was being sought who may have funneled cash to the 30-year-old budget analyst, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation. Gen. David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command, said Friday the Times Square suspect had apparently operated as a “lone wolf” who did not work with other terrorists. Petraeus said in a statement to the AP that the alleged perpetrator was inspired by militants in Pakistan but didn’t necessarily have direct contact with them. Investigators believe Shahzad had some bomb-making training in Pakistan as he claimed to investigators, and his training may have been sponsored in part by the Pakistani Taliban, a senior military official told the AP. But it was not clear where the training took place nor the quality of it, the official told the AP on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing. Shahzad has told investigators that he trained in the lawless tribal areas of Waziristan, where both al-Qaida and the Pakistani Taliban operate, and that he came up with the attack plan himself. Investigators have not been able to establish whether Shahzad was recruited for the Times Square operation by the Pakistani Taliban or another militant group — or whether Shahzad came up with the attack plan himself, the official said. American officials have been quoted as saying they believe the Pakistani Taliban, which has no history of attacks on U.S. soil, had a role in the Times Square plot, either in funding or motivating and training. Half a world away Friday, police cleared the streets around Times Square and called in the bomb squad to dismantle what turned out to be a cooler full of water bottles. Earlier in the day, police were called in to check a suspicious package that turned out to be someone’s lunch. Since the bomb scare in the heart of the city, false-alarm calls are up dramatically, nerves are jangled, and media and law enforcement are rushing to the scenes to make sure the reports aren’t something bigger. More than 600 calls came in since the attempted car bombing a week ago — about 30 percent higher than normal, police said. Times Square vendor Walter “Candyman” Wells said the constant scares aroused more suspicion. “I think they’re testing us, whoever is doing this,” Wells said, sitting on a stool near his table of T-shirts. “They’re playing chess with us right now, but they ain’t gonna win. ‘Cause we’re the Bobby Fischers.”


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The iconic Grand Ole Opry House stage sat under 2 feet of water at the peak of deadly floods that ravaged Tennessee last weekend, but there was finally a bit of good news for residents facing a relentless grind of death and destruction. Even as rising water lapped around their knees, a group of 10 to 15 workers moved some of the hallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most precious music memorabilia out of harmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way and Opry officials said Friday they are optimistic they can restore much of what has been damaged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It breaks your heart, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our responsibility to be sure that that building comes back to life, and it will,â&#x20AC;? Opry president Steve Buchanan said. The outlook for other devastated areas of Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky looked more grim: The death toll climbed to 31 with the discovery of a missing kayakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body in Kentucky. Twenty died in Tennessee alone. Mayor Karl Dean raised the damage estimate for Nashville alone to $1.5 billion Friday, with 17 percent of Davidson County still to be checked. Already officials know 9,300 properties have been damaged and almost 2,000 of those are residences. Dean said

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The crowd applauds Marty Stuart, left, after he performed during The Grand Ole Opry at the War Memorial Auditorium Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn. the damage total will go up because it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include damage to roads, bridges or the contents of the buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While the numbers seem daunting, and they truly are large, Nashville is in the process of recovering,â&#x20AC;? Dean said. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano planned to tour the area Saturday. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find residents already repairing their homes and business owners pushing to re-open as the Federal Emergency Management Agency is handing out money. More than 12,000 Tennesseans had registered with FEMA for disaster assistance by midmorning Friday with 250 inspections complete, and the agency had already approved $1.5 million in individual assistance.

The Opry House faced one problem: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to put a value on a waterlogged couch, but how do you price Porter Wagonerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dressing room or the instruments in the Roy Acuff collection at the Opry House? Buchanan gave details Friday on how Opry employees whisked away instruments, tapes and other important pieces to safety Sunday night at the Opry House as water overran a nearby levee. He did not want to give details on specific pieces, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;a lot of very important piecesâ&#x20AC;? were moved. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been moments we felt great â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we got these items and they are safe and fine,â&#x20AC;? Buchanan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we will not feel a sense of relief until weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been through this entire process.â&#x20AC;?

One special concern â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the 6-foot circle of floorboards from the old Ryman Auditorium stage that was home to the Opry for so long â&#x20AC;&#x201D; appears to be salvageable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is in remarkably good condition,â&#x20AC;? Buchanan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will ultimately need to replace the stage. But we replaced the stage every few years, but not the circle. The circle will be back center stage very soon.â&#x20AC;? Gear that several musicians â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from stars to session players â&#x20AC;&#x201D; stored in lockers at the Opry House were inundated, though. Among the musicians who had valuables damaged was Little Jimmy Dickens, the 4-foot-11 comedic heart of the Opry cast. Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin Reed said some of Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; suits were damaged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shrunk,â&#x20AC;? Reed said to laughter from news conference attendees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry for making light of this, but if we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we would be constantly moved to tears.â&#x20AC;? Reed said it would be months before the entire Gaylord Orpyland complex northeast of downtown is reopened. He told investors earlier in the day damage is likely to exceed the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $50 million insurance coverage.

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Actress Lynn Redgrave is laid to rest in NY KENT, Conn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Friends and family said final goodbyes to Lynn Redgrave on Saturday and laid the 67year-old actress to rest near her mother amid the rolling hills of upstate Redgrave New York. The star of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Georgy Girlâ&#x20AC;? died Sunday at her home in Kent, Conn., surrounded by her children. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. At a private funeral near her Connecticut home Saturday morning, pall bearers carried a basket-weave casket adorned with flowers through a light drizzle into the First Congregational Church of Kent. Her older sister, Vanessa Redgrave, was among those attending, along with niece Joely Richardson, and Liam Neeson, widower of her niece Natasha Richardson. Actor Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgraveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gods and Monsters â&#x20AC;&#x153; co-star, said after the service that she helped him learn to respect his craft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lynn had a real quiet bliss about her, and enthusiasm,â&#x20AC;? Fraser said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think if I ever saw her sad, it was in a performance.â&#x20AC;? Redgrave was buried across the state line in Lithgow, N.Y., in the same rural cemetery where family members said goodbye to Richardson in March 2009. Redgrave was buried near

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iron Man 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; puts pedal to the metal with $52.4M LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Robert Downey Jr. is packing a bigger box-office punch with his second â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Manâ&#x20AC;? movie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Man 2â&#x20AC;? took in $52.4 million domestically on its opening day Friday. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearly a 50 percent increase over the $35.2 million first day of the original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Manâ&#x20AC;? two years ago. That puts the Paramount release based on the Marvel Comics superhero on track for a debut weekend of $125 million to $135 million, which would make it the fifth-biggest opening weekend on the box-office charts. The first â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Manâ&#x20AC;? movie had a $98.6 million debut weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iron Man 2â&#x20AC;? has taken in nearly $150 million overseas since it debuted in many international markets last week. Worldwide, the movie has climbed to a $200 million total.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trust extradition filing, Polanski argues LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Roman Polanskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys argued in court filings Friday that the Swiss government should not automatically assume an extradition request by Los Angeles prosecutors is accurate. The statement is in response to a comment by a Swiss justice official, who told The Associated Press last month that officials there assume facts in an extradition request are correct. The official said the justice ministry was not interested in the transcripts of testimony offered in secret earlier this year by the former prosecutor who handled Polanskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case. Polanskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys contend the transcripts will show the extradition papers contain information prosecutors know is â&#x20AC;&#x153;false and materially incomplete.â&#x20AC;? The filing also argues that prosecutors want the Swiss to only consider whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s included in official court records and ignore other evidence that proves misconduct in the case. Los Angeles County District Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons says the office wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment, but will argue their position during a hearing Monday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Barack Obama says he wants greater cooperation between Russia and the United States on economic, security and anti-terrorism matters. Obama told a Russian television station that no single country can defeat terrorists who have attacked targets throughout the world. He said he looks forward to â&#x20AC;&#x153;increasing cooperation between the United States and Russiaâ&#x20AC;? on fighting terrorism. Obama also said he and Russian President Dmitry

Medvedev have discussed how the two former rivals can â&#x20AC;&#x153;ramp up our commercial, our trade, our economic ties.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can we help to promote the innovation agenda in Russia?â&#x20AC;? Obama said in the interview, which was conducted Thursday in the White House. The transcript was released Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What are we doing around high-tech industries that can produce jobs and raise standards of livings for both the Russian people and the United States?â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an

area where I think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to see a lot of work and a lot of cooperation.â&#x20AC;? Obama said he hopes Medvedev will visit hightech centers such as Silicon Valley when he travels to the United States in late June. Obama gingerly dealt with the issue of an expanded NATO, a sore subject with Russia as former Soviet states join or seek to join the western alliance. He said is seriously looking at Medvedevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas â&#x20AC;&#x153;about a new security architecture in Europe.â&#x20AC;?

ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Most candidates for the state Legislature would love to campaign door-to-door with a former president, but Jason Carter wanted to keep his famous grandfather away for a while. The grandson of Jimmy Carter wanted to do it on his own, without relying on his famous family name, even though grandma and grandpa have been asking for months to get out on the trail with him. The younger Carter finally relented with a special election for a vacant state Senate seat just days away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and there were Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, handing out fliers and shaking hands Saturday with surprised residents in a tree-lined Atlanta neighborhood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh my gosh, President Carter I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on my front lawn,â&#x20AC;? Christine Marsteller said as Jimmy Carter slowly made his way up to her yard sale. Yes, Marsteller said, ab-

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he could do the hard work on his own. After all, with the Carter name comes high expectations for success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be trading on my family name,â&#x20AC;? the 34year-old lawyer said in an interview with The Associated Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is not a campaign of entitlement. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to earn this on our own.â&#x20AC;? Still, in a special election where turnout will be key, he is rolling out the political royalty to rally voters. He is facing a Democrat, a Libertarian and an independent. If he wins, Carter would become the first in his family to be elected to political office since his grandfather won the presidency in 1976. Jimmy Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate before becoming the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governor in 1971. The heavily Democratic district covers portions of Atlanta and Decatur in DeKalb County and has a large Jewish population, which has resurrected some touchy questions about Jimmy Carterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strained relationship with the community.


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KNIGHT TELLS GRADS PREPARATION IS KEY ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight warned graduates at Trine University that they’ll likely have some bosses who will be as difficult to work for as he was to play for. “I was not an easy coach to play for. That was never my intent,” he said during his 35-minute commencement address. “My intent was to see that the guys who played for me went away from basketball with a better opportunity to succeed in life than anyone anywhere could have.” Knight has made only a handful of public appearances in Indiana since he was fired as the Hoosiers’ coach in 2000 after a freshman accused him of grabbing him. The former coach wore a black robe to accept an honorary public service degree in recognition of his commitment to young people, but he took it off for the speech, saying he told the school president he always works in sweaters. “Dick Vitale wears a coat, a tie and he talks too much. I limit what I have to say and wear a sweater,” he joked.

NCAA KENTUCKY’S ORTON, BLEDSOE STAY IN DRAFT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky freshmen Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton are choosing to remain in the NBA Draft. Orton and Bledsoe announced Saturday they will not return to school for their sophomore seasons. They’ll join fellow underclassmen John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson in the draft. Bledsoe averaged 11.9 points in the backcourt alongside Wall, the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. Orton spent most of the season as a reserve center behind Cousins. He averaged 3.4 points and 3.3 rebounds and was second on the team with 53 blocks. They are projected to go in the mid-to-late first round.

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Lee County’s Isaiah Williams (right) tries to make his way past Southern Lee’s Andrew Steggall during Brick City Bowl IV on the campus of Lee County High School.

Changes coming for prep football By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has voted to make some changes to the high school football season. The biggest and perhaps most important change will begin in 2011 when the season will be shortened to 11 weeks. Currently, teams are scheduled to play 11 games in a 12-week span. Under the new NCHSAA rules, teams can still play 11 games, including an endowment game, but there will be no off weeks. The changes were made to prevent an overlap between football and basketball

seasons. Football teams that advance deep into their respective state tournaments could cause scheduling rifts for the basketball teams, which might have athletes on both teams. In some Womack instances, conference play begins before the football season is completely done. “If we make a deep run in the playoffs, we’ll still have guys playing football on the basketball team,” said Lee County Athletic Director Steve Womack. “So this kind of

See Rules, Page 6B

New Rules A number of items were discussed by the NCHSAA. A few: ■ To play 11 regular-season football games in 11 weeks (including the Endowment game, which is optional), rather than the current 11 games in 12week format, starting with 2011-12 academic year. ■ Reducing length of winter sport season by one week for competition, but still starting winter sports season practice on Nov. 1, starting in 2010-11 ■ To add to the football seeding process the “pod” format, which means schools would be grouped into four different sections (East, Mideast, Midwest, West), effective with 2010-11 academic year

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP — NBC, 2 P.M. NFL SAINTS’ PAYTON DEFLECTS LAWSUIT QUESTIONS

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton says this weekend’s rookie camp is the wrong time to address accusations that the club covered up prescription drug thefts and abuse at team headquarters. Payton says he cannot discuss the matter while a civil lawsuit filed by former team security director Geoffrey Santini is pending. The suit claims linebackers coach Joe Vitt was caught on video stealing Vicodin from the team’s drug locker and that the Saints tried to keep it quiet. It also claims Payton was allowed to take excessive amounts of Vicodin from team supplies.

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Lee Westwood, of England, looks as his ball just misses the cup on the third hole during the third round of The Players Championship golf tournament on Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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Westwood leads, Lefty charges By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — One round away from one of the biggest wins of his career, Lee Westwood of England knows what to expect on the final day of The Players Championship. Not only because of his 16

years and his 30 victories worldwide, or his 54-hole lead last month at the Masters. Saturday on the TPC Sawgrass was enough of a reminder. Westwood watched a twoshot lead turn into a two-shot deficit. Over the final hour, Robert Allenby picked up three shots on the last three holes,

while Heath Slocum dropped four shots on the last six holes. The day ended with Westwood hitting a daring shot with a 6-iron through a gap in the trees for a par on the 18th hole for a 2-under 70 to finish the third round with a one-shot

See Players, Page 5B

nce upon a time, my mom was a bowler. I have no recollection of her time at the lanes. Apparently it came either before I showed up, or early in my development in this thing called life. I have no photographic evidence of such a thing — the Mother Bowler thing, I mean; there’s plenty of evidence of my infantile moments, none of which any of you will see anytime soon — but I know it happened. As a young only child, I found

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2B / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald IN BRIEF

SOFTBALL Lee JVS complete perfect season SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; They did it. The Lee County junior varsity softball team wrapped up an undefeated season with a 9-4 victory over FuquayVarina on Friday night. The Yellow Jackets were led by Kaitlyn Foushee on the mound with seven strikeouts. Lee County, which scored as many as 20 runs in a single game three times during the season, closes out its year with a perfect 16-0 record. Coach Kelly Fields is now 33-2 in three seasons as the Jacketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; JV coach.

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The Grace Christian Middle School baseball team won the Triangle Conference on Friday. Team members are (front row, l-r): Presley Hales, Micah Welborn, Raul Rodriguez, Darin Carlyle, Zane Lewis, Aaron Ayers, Sam Holt and Sebastian Byrne. Second row (l-r): Jason Oldham, Caleb Welborn, Nathan Holt, Brent Hilliard, Brent Godfrey, Paul Bordelon, Quinton Payne, Jacob Robbins and Brandon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn. Back row (l-r): head coach Bucky Payne, assistants Jeff Ayers, Michael Oldham and Scott Parker.

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Lee P&R holding sign-ups SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lee County Parks and Recreation is currently taking registrations for four programs. Boys and girls ages 3-4 are eligible to sign up for preschool tee-ball. Registrations will be accepted through May 21 and parent participation in the sport is required. The games will be played on Saturdays throughout the month of June. There

is a $10 county fee. For more information, call 775-2107 ext. 502. Boys and girls ages 9-through-14 can sign up for track and field. The program is free and will be accepting registrations through the end of May. For more information, call (919) 775-2107 ext. 206. T-ball and Pee Wee baseball is available for boys an girls for $15.

Registrations will be accepted through May 8. Tee-ball is for 5-6-yearolds only and Pee Wee baseball is for 7-8-yearolds. For more information, call (919) 775-2107 ext. 502. San Lee Park will also be hosting a variety of full and half day summer camps for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12. For more information, call (919) 776-6221.

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Baseball Teixeira goes deep thrice for Yanks

BOSTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mark Teixeira joined Lou Gehrig as the only Yankees to hit three home runs against the Boston Red Sox, and he and Francisco Cervelli drove in five runs each as New York clinched another series with a 14-3 win Saturday. The Yankees have won nine of their first 10 series of the season, a mark surpassed only twice in team history. They won 14 of their first 15 in 1928 and 11 of their first 12 in 1939. The three-game set began with a 10-3 win Friday night and ends Sunday night when unbeaten A.J. Burnett faces Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jon Lester. The Yankees still trail the Tampa Bay Rays by a half game in the AL East. Teixeira hit solo homers in the fifth and seventh then hit a two-run shot to left in the eighth off outfielder Jonathan Van Every.

Athletics 4, Rays 2 OAKLAND, Calif.(AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ben Sheets finally pitched like an ace, Daric Barton drove in a pair of runs and the Oakland Athletics beat Tampa Bay 4-2 on Saturday to hand the Rays their second road loss of the season.

Orioles 7, Twins 3, 1st game MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nick Markakis drove in three of Baltimoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five two-out runs off Francisco Liriano, and the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 in the first game of a split doubleheader. Justin Morneau hit his first Target Field homer after going deep six times on the road, a two-run shot that gave the Twins a first-inning lead against Jeremy Guthrie (1-4).

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NL ROUNDUP

MLB BRIEFS Metsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Castillo leaves with bruised left foot

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Atlanta Braves Eric Hinske swings through for a one-out double to right scoring Chipper Jones and Brian McCann in the sixth inning of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday in Philadelphia.

Hinske carries Braves past Phillies PHILADELPHIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Eric Hinske ignited a three-run rally in the sixth inning, and the Atlanta bullpen came through as the Braves snapped the Philadelphia Philliesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fourgame winning streak in a 4-1 victory Saturday Hinskeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-out double to right after Chipper Jones and Brian McCann led off with singles knotted the score 1-1. Melky Cabrera followed with a single to left to give the Braves the lead, and Omar Infanteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sacrifice fly made it 3-1. The Braves added a run in the eighth on Troy Glausâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; RBI single, and Billy Wagner

pitched the ninth inning for his fourth save in five chances. Atlanta reliever Eric Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Flaherty (2-1) faced only one batter, retiring Ryan Howard on an inning-ending double-play in the fifth, to pick up the victory as gusty winds blew throughout Citizens Bank Park. Six relievers combined to hold the Phillies scoreless over 4 2-3 innings. Nationals 5, Marlins 4 WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Adam Dunn was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, allowing the go-ahead run to score and giving the

Washington Nationals a 5-4 victory over the Florida Marlins . Mets 5, Giants 4, 11 innings NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Henry Blanco hit a leadoff homer in the 11th inning, New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second game-ending drive by a catcher in less than a day, and the Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 for their ninth straight home win. Blanco drove a 1-0 pitch from former Mets reliever Guillermo Mota (0-1) just over the wall in left for his first homer of the season. Rod Barajas connected in the ninth inning.

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MLB Standings Tampa Bay New York Toronto Boston Baltimore

W 22 21 18 15 9

L 8 8 13 16 21

Minnesota Detroit Chicago Kansas City Cleveland

W 19 17 12 11 10

L 11 13 18 19 18

Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle

W 16 16 13 11

L 14 15 18 18

Philadelphia New York Washington Florida Atlanta

W 18 17 16 14 13

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St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee Pittsburgh Houston

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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .733 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 .724 â &#x201E;2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 .581 4 â &#x201E;2 4 .484 71â &#x201E;2 7 .300 13 121â &#x201E;2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .633 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; .567 2 41â &#x201E;2 .400 7 91â &#x201E;2 .367 8 101â &#x201E;2 .357 8 101â &#x201E;2 West Division Pct GB WCGB .533 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 .516 â &#x201E;2 6 .419 31â &#x201E;2 9 .379 41â &#x201E;2 10 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Pct GB WCGB .600 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 .567 1 â &#x201E;2 .533 2 11â &#x201E;2 .467 4 31â &#x201E;2 .433 5 41â &#x201E;2 Central Division Pct GB WCGB .633 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1 .483 4 â &#x201E;2 3 .467 5 31â &#x201E;2 .448 51â &#x201E;2 4 .448 51â &#x201E;2 4 .310 91â &#x201E;2 8 West Division Pct GB WCGB .621 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; .586 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; .483 4 3 1 .467 4 â &#x201E;2 31â &#x201E;2 .448 5 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Detroit at Cleveland, ppd., rain N.Y. Yankees 10, Boston 3 Texas 4, Kansas City 1 Toronto 7, Chicago White Sox 4, 12 innings Baltimore at Minnesota, ppd., rain Tampa Bay 4, Oakland 1 L.A. Angels 8, Seattle 0 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Detroit 6, Cleveland 4 Baltimore 7, Minnesota 3, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 14, Boston 3 Oakland 4, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Angels at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Detroit (Scherzer 1-2) at Cleveland (Talbot 3-2), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 3-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 1-3), 2:05 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 2-2) at Minnesota (Blackburn 2-1), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 3-1) at Texas (Feldman 1-3), 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (J.Shields 4-0) at Oakland (Braden 3-2), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-2) at Seattle (J.Vargas 2-2), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 4-0) at Boston (Lester 2-2), 8:05 p.m. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; NATIONAL LEAGUE Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 0

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Florida 4, Washington 2 St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 3 Chicago Cubs 14, Cincinnati 7 N.Y. Mets 6, San Francisco 4 San Diego 7, Houston 0 Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Colorado 5 Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Washington 5, Florida 4 N.Y. Mets 5, San Francisco 4, 11 innings Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 1 San Diego at Houston, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Chicago Cubs (Dempster 2-2) at Cincinnati (Leake 2-0), 1:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (O.Perez 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (Kawakami 0-5) at Philadelphia (Hamels 2-2), 1:35 p.m. Florida (A.Sanchez 1-2) at Washington (L.Hernandez 4-1), 1:35 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 4-1) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 2-2), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Correia 4-2) at Houston (Oswalt 2-4), 2:05 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 6-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-2), 4:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 2-0) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 2-1), 4:10 p.m. Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Florida at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

Sports on TV Sunday, May 9 AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Formula One, Grand Prix of Spain, at Barcelona, Spain GOLF 8 a.m. TGC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; European PGA Tour, Italian Open, final round, at Turin, Italy 2 p.m. NBC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS Championship, final round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. WGN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati 1:30 p.m. TBS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Atlanta at Philadelphia

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lead, same as he started. He has more company now â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Masters champion Phil Mickelson included â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but the course is as significant as the names behind him on the leaderboard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was no real scope for thinking about anything else other than what I was doing,â&#x20AC;? Westwood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that kind of golf course. If you play well, birdies are available. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit good shots, they penalize you. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what good golf courses do to you.â&#x20AC;? This day, there was a little of both. Mickelson suddenly was back in the picture, along with that No. 1 ranking, because of his 66 that put him five shots behind. Tiger Woods was not, courtesy of a bogey-bogey finish for a 71 that put him 10 shots behind.

8 p.m. ESPN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; N.Y. Yankees at Boston NBA BASKETBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 4, Cleveland at Boston 8 p.m. TNT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 4, Phoenix at San Antonio NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. VERSUS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 5, Vancouver at Chicago SOCCER 10:55 a.m. ESPN2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Premier League, West Ham vs. Manchester City, at London

Allenby was five shots behind when he walked off the 13th tee. He made up ground quickly with a 6-iron to about 12 feet on the par-5 16th for eagle, then a 12-foot birdie on the island-green 17th that curled into the side of the cup. He shot a 67 to get in the final group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the thing,â&#x20AC;? Allenby said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen out there. All you can do is just play your own golf. But I knew I had to push it a little bit just to try to get within reach. Obviously, the leaderboard changed a couple of times through the back nine. Luckily for me, I did well on the finishing holes.â&#x20AC;? Westwood was at 14-under 202. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The golf course changed a lot. It got really firm this afternoon,â&#x20AC;? Westwood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I played well â&#x20AC;&#x201D; gave myself a lot of chances, missed a couple, but all in all, I was pleased with the way I played. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make too many poor shots out there.â&#x20AC;?

NBA Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Cleveland 1, Boston 1 Saturday, May 1: Cleveland 101, Boston 93 Monday, May 3: Boston 104, Cleveland 86 Friday, May 7: Cleveland at Boston, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 9: Cleveland at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11: Boston at Cleveland, 8 p.m. x-Thursday, May 13: Cleveland at Boston, TBD x-Sunday, May 16: Boston at Cleveland, 3:30 p.m. Orlando 2, Atlanta 0 Tuesday, May 4: Orlando 114, Atlanta 71 Thursday, May 6: Orlando 112, Atlanta 98 Saturday, May 8: Orlando at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Monday, May 10: Orlando at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Atlanta at Orlando, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 14: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD x-Sunday, May 16: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 3, San Antonio 0 Monday, May 3: Phoenix 111, San Antonio 102 Wednesday, May 5: Phoenix 110, San Antonio 102 Friday, May 7: Phoenix 110, San Antonio 96 Sunday, May 9: Phoenix at San Antonio, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 11: San Antonio at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 13: Phoenix at San Antonio, TBD x-Sunday, May 16: San Antonio at Phoenix, TBD L.A. Lakers 2, Utah 0 Sunday, May 2: L.A. Lakers 104, Utah 99 Tuesday, May 4: L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 103 Saturday, May 8: L.A. Lakers at Utah, 8 p.m. Monday, May 10: L.A. Lakers at Utah, 10:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9 or 10:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 14: L.A. Lakers at Utah, TBD x-Monday, May 17: Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.

HOCKEY NHL Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 2 Friday, April 30: Pittsburgh 6, Montreal 3 Sunday, May 2: Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 1 Tuesday, May 4: Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 0 Thursday, May 6: Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2 Saturday, May 8: Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Monday, May 10: Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Montreal at Pittsburgh, TBD Boston 3, Philadelphia 1 Saturday, May 1: Boston 5, Philadelphia 4, OT Monday, May 3: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2 Wednesday, May 5: Boston 4, Philadelphia 1 Friday, May 7: Philadelphia 5, Boston 4, OT Monday, May 10: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Friday, May 14: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 3, Vancouver 1 Saturday, May 1: Vancouver 5, Chicago 1 Monday, May 3: Chicago 4, Vancouver 2 Wednesday, May 5: Chicago 5, Vancouver 2 Friday, May 7: Chicago 7, Vancouver 4 Sunday, May 9: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 11: Chicago at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 13: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Jose 3, Detroit 1 Thursday, April 29: San Jose 4, Detroit 3 Sunday, May 2: San Jose 4, Detroit 3 Tuesday, May 4: San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT Thursday, May 6: Detroit 7, San Jose 1 Saturday, May 8: Detroit at San Jose, 10 p.m. x-Monday, May 10: San Jose at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 12: Detroit at San Jose, TBD

RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Showtime Southern 500 Lineup By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 180.37. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 180.323. 3. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 179.987. 4. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 179.252. 5. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 179.148. 6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 179.056. 7. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 179.037. 8. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 178.919. 9. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 178.835. 10. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 178.802. 11. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 178.789. 12. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 178.569. 13. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 178.549. 14. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 178.433. 15. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 178.277. 16. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 178.238. 17. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 178.045. 18. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 177.942. 19. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 177.89. 20. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 177.858.

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21. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 177.588. 22. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 177.55. 23. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 177.467. 24. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 177.403. 25. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 177.39. 26. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 177.326. 27. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 177.313. 28. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 177.166. 29. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 176.676. 30. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 176.562. 31. (26) David Stremme, Ford, 176.245. 32. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 176.094. 33. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 176.075. 34. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 176.031. 35. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 175.999. 36. (32) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 175.987. 37. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 175.981. 38. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 175.76. 39. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 175.698. 40. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 175.359. 41. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (37) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 175.484. Failed to Qualify 44. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 174.935. 45. (36) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 173.92. 46. (09) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 173.369.

NASCAR Nationwide-Royal Purple 200 Results By The Associated Press Friday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 147 laps, 148.3 rating, 195 points, $46,970. 2. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 147, 130, 175, $28,425. 3. (4) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 147, 103.2, 165, $22,575. 4. (15) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 147, 108.5, 165, $19,525. 5. (12) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 147, 102.2, 155, $26,843. 6. (5) Carl Edwards, Ford, 147, 111.3, 150, $16,875. 7. (3) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 147, 114, 146, $15,735. 8. (7) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 147, 97.7, 142, $15,095. 9. (17) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 147, 103.9, 138, $14,825. 10. (16) Paul Menard, Ford, 147, 91.5, 134, $15,500. 11. (29) Michael Annett, Toyota, 147, 83.1, 130, $22,693. 12. (27) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 147, 84.8, 127, $20,768. 13. (40) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 147, 66.1, 129, $24,068. 14. (28) Stanton Barrett, Chevrolet, 147, 75.2, 126, $14,200. 15. (18) Coleman Pressley, Chevrolet, 147, 78.4, 118, $21,468. 16. (9) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 147, 87.4, 115, $20,493. 17. (6) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 147, 83, 117, $20,643. 18. (34) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 147, 67.6, 109, $20,393. 19. (20) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 147, 66.7, 106, $20,343. 20. (32) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 147, 56.7, 103, $21,418. 21. (38) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 147, 58.9, 100, $20,218. 22. (19) Mark Green, Chevrolet, 147, 56.4, 97, $20,168. 23. (39) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 147, 54.8, 94, $20,518. 24. (36) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 147, 47, 91, $20,068. 25. (13) Brian Scott, Toyota, 145, 69.7, 88, $21,468. 26. (37) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 145, 42.7, 85, $19,968. 27. (41) Eric McClure, Ford, 145, 44.2, 82, $19,918. 28. (42) Chad McCumbee, Ford, 144, 37.4, 79, $19,868. 29. (21) Steve Arpin, Chevrolet, 138, 57, 76, $19,833. 30. (35) Matt Kenseth, Ford, accident, 134, 78.1, 73, $13,625. 31. (26) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 93, 50.5, 70, $20,138. 32. (25) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, accident, 89, 63.6, 67, $19,693. 33. (11) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 84, 29.4, 64, $19,673. 34. (33) Josh Wise, Ford, overheating, 81, 33.5, 61, $19,653. 35. (8) Greg Biffle, Ford, accident, 79, 89.1, 58, $13,140. 36. (23) Scott Lagasse Jr., Ford, 74, 48.8, 55, $19,588. 37. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, accident, 64, 66.4, 52, $19,568. 38. (31) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, ignition, 39, 36, 49, $13,050. 39. (10) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, accident, 36, 42.3, 46, $13,015. 40. (22) Danny Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn Jr., Chevrolet, vibration, 30, 40.6, 48, $12,990. 41. (24) David Gilliland, Chevrolet, brakes, 29, 37.1, 40, $12,965. 42. (30) Derrike Cope, Dodge, brakes, 22, 30.4, 37, $12,935. 43. (43) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, handling, 11, 30.3, 34, $12,888. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 103.122 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 56 minutes, 50 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.625 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 42 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Hamlin 1-10; J.Allgaier 11-20; D.Hamlin 21-28; D.Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn Jr. 29; D.Hamlin 30-59; M.Wallace 60; K.Kahne 61-64; K.Busch 65-81; S.Barrett 82-84; D.Hamlin 85-147. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D.Hamlin, 4 times for 111 laps; K.Busch, 1 time for 17 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 10 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 4 laps; S.Barrett, 1 time for 3 laps; M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn Jr., 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. Bra.Keselowski, 1,615; 2. K.Busch, 1,560; 3. K.Harvick, 1,552; 4. C.Edwards, 1,416; 5. J.Allgaier, 1,406; 6. P.Menard, 1,325; 7. J.Logano, 1,228;

8. G.Biffle, 1,097; 9. J.Leffler, 1,049; 10. T.Raines, 1,049.

BASEBALL AL Leaders By The Associated Press BATTINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;MiCabrera, Detroit, .371; AJackson, Detroit, .370; Cano, New York, .355; Morneau, Minnesota, .353; Guerrero, Texas, .349; Longoria, Tampa Bay, .345; Gardner, New York, .345; Mauer, Minnesota, .345. RUNSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Longoria, Tampa Bay, 28; AJackson, Detroit, 24; Youkilis, Boston, 24; Cano, New York, 23; Gardner, New York, 23; OHudson, Minnesota, 23; VWells, Toronto, 23. RBIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;MiCabrera, Detroit, 32; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 25; Guerrero, Texas, 25; Konerko, Chicago, 25; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 23; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 23; Jeter, New York, 22; CPena, Tampa Bay, 22; VWells, Toronto, 22. HITSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;AJackson, Detroit, 47; MiCabrera, Detroit, 43; Butler, Kansas City, 40; VWells, Toronto, 39; Cano, New York, 38; Guerrero, Texas, 38; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 38. DOUBLESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;AleGonzalez, Toronto, 12; VWells, Toronto, 12; MiCabrera, Detroit, 11; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 11; Hunter, Los Angeles, 11; Inge, Detroit, 11; Markakis, Baltimore, 11. TRIPLESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;AJackson, Detroit, 3; Maier, Kansas City, 3; 13 tied at 2. HOME RUNSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Konerko, Chicago, 12; Wigginton, Baltimore, 10; Cano, New York, 9; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 9; AnJones, Chicago, 9; JGuillen, Kansas City, 8; VWells, Toronto, 8. STOLEN BASESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Pierre, Chicago, 15; Gardner, New York, 13; RDavis, Oakland, 12; Andrus, Texas, 11; Podsednik, Kansas City, 11; Rios, Chicago, 9; Figgins, Seattle, 8. PITCHINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Garza, Tampa Bay, 5-1; 10 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 47; CLewis, Texas, 44; JShields, Tampa Bay, 43; Verlander, Detroit, 42; Morrow, Toronto, 42; RRomero, Toronto, 40; Garza, Tampa Bay, 39; Liriano, Minnesota, 39; Masterson, Cleveland, 39; FHernandez, Seattle, 39. SAVESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Rauch, Minnesota, 8; Gregg, Toronto, 8; Papelbon, Boston, 8; Valverde, Detroit, 8; Aardsma, Seattle, 8; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 8; MRivera, New York, 7; Soria, Kansas City, 7; NFeliz, Texas, 7.

NL Leaders By The Associated Press BATTINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ethier, Los Angeles, .376; Braun, Milwaukee, .359; Werth, Philadelphia, .359; Freese, St. Louis, .344; Byrd, Chicago, .339; Theriot, Chicago, .333; Headley, San Diego, .330. RUNSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Utley, Philadelphia, 28; Kemp, Los Angeles, 27; Braun, Milwaukee, 26; Werth, Philadelphia, 24; Maybin, Florida, 23; Reynolds, Arizona, 23; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 22; JUpton, Arizona, 22; Weeks, Milwaukee, 22. RBIâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ethier, Los Angeles, 32; Cantu, Florida, 28; Heyward, Atlanta, 26; Pujols, St. Louis, 25; Reynolds, Arizona, 25; CYoung, Arizona, 25; Braun, Milwaukee, 24; Werth, Philadelphia, 24. HITSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Theriot, Chicago, 43; Braun, Milwaukee, 42; Byrd, Chicago, 39; Ethier, Los Angeles, 38; Headley, San Diego, 38; Loney, Los Angeles, 38; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 37; Prado, Atlanta, 37; Werth, Philadelphia, 37. DOUBLESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Werth, Philadelphia, 16; Byrd, Chicago, 12; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 11; Zimmerman, Washington, 11; Prado, Atlanta, 10; 7 tied at 9. TRIPLESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Morgan, Washington, 5; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 4; Bay, New York, 3; SDrew, Arizona, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; Venable, San Diego, 3; 12 tied at 2. HOME RUNSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Ethier, Los Angeles, 10; KJohnson, Arizona, 10; Barajas, New York, 9; Reynolds, Arizona, 9; Heyward, Atlanta, 8; Utley, Philadelphia, 8; 5 tied at 7. STOLEN BASESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bourn, Houston, 11; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 10; Furcal, Los Angeles, 8; Headley, San Diego, 8; Venable, San Diego, 8; DWright, New York, 8; Braun, Milwaukee, 7; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 7. PITCHINGâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Jimenez, Colorado, 6-0; Halladay, Philadelphia, 6-1; Clippard, Washington, 5-0; Zito, San Francisco, 5-0; 10 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTSâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lincecum, San Francisco, 56; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 50; Haren, Arizona, 50; Halladay, Philadelphia, 48; JoJohnson, Florida, 47; Carpenter, St. Louis, 47; Hamels, Philadelphia, 44; Jimenez, Colorado, 44. SAVESâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Capps, Washington, 12; Cordero, Cincinnati, 9; Bell, San Diego, 7; Franklin, St. Louis, 7; BrWilson, San Francisco, 6; Qualls, Arizona, 6; Lindstrom, Houston, 6.

GOLF PGA Tour-Players Championship Par Scores By The Associated Press Saturday At TPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $9.5 million Yardage: 7,215; Par: 72 Third Round Lee Westwood 67-65-70 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 202 -14 Robert Allenby 66-70-67 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 203 -13 Ben Crane 67-69-68 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 204 -12 Lucas Glover 70-65-69 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 204 -12 Francesco Molinari 68-65-71 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 204 -12 Chris Stroud 70-69-66 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 205 -11 Tim Clark 68-71-66 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 205 -11 Charley Hoffman 68-68-69 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 205 -11 Heath Slocum 67-66-72 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 205 -11 Bo Van Pelt 68-69-69 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 206 -10 Phil Mickelson 70-71-66 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 207 -9 Zach Johnson 70-70-67 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 207 -9 Bill Haas 68-69-70 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 207 -9 John Rollins 68-69-70 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 207 -9 Fred Funk 72-70-66 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Jimmy Walker 71-69-68 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Nick Watney 69-71-68 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Andres Romero 69-70-69 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Fredrik Jacobson 69-70-69 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Paul Goydos 69-68-71 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Ryan Moore 67-70-71 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Davis Love III 69-68-71 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Luke Donald 67-69-72 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 208 -8 Chris Couch 74-68-67 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 209 -7 Martin Kaymer 70-71-68 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 209 -7 Boo Weekley 69-72-68 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 209 -7 Matt Kuchar 68-71-70 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 209 -7 Greg Chalmers 70-69-70 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 209 -7

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avoids all that. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame the basketball coaches for wanting to have all of their players for conference. Our first conference game in basketball this upcoming season is Nov. 30 and if we go deep into the playoffs in football, we might not have some players. I know (Lee County basketball coach Reggie) Peace will wish players like Israel Williams, Isiah Williams and Dequan Swann well in football, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also love to have them available on the court. So, these new changes will be a way to keep that overlap from happening.â&#x20AC;? As far as scheduling is concerned, Womack and Lee County head coach Burton Cates both feel that the new rules could cause a headache because there will always be one team without a conference opponent to play on a given night. If the new rules went into effect this upcoming season, Womack would have to drop either nonconference opponent Western Harnett or Richmond County from the schedule. He then would have to

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plenty of time to go through drawers of old dressers or plunge into the depths of dark closets in any room that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t my parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bedroom. My family moved around a lot when I was a kid, and so boxes of packed items sometimes stayed that way, left undeterred because they contained little of what might be considered useful. Tucked away in one of these forgotten zones was in fact the hard evidence of Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time as a competitive bowler. Gleaming white bowling shoes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; size 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; side-by-side, with barely a blemish on them. The laces showed no signs of

find another nonconference opponent to play during the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scheduled bye week, which will be on Oct. 15 in the seventh week of the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense financially,â&#x20AC;? said Cates, who will be in his second year with the Yellow Jackets after two-plus decades at Eastern Randolph. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to find a nonconference opponent to play that is also off that same night and is willing to play us. This could cause us to travel somewhere like Charlotte, Fayetteville or Wilmington just to play. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also have to give up Western Harnett or Richmond County and those are games that we want to play. With an odd number conference, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a disadvantage in losing a big game off the schedule.â&#x20AC;? The Southern Lee Cavaliers went 0-11 in the first season under Eric Puryear. The Cavs, a young program trying to rebuild itself in the Cape Fear Valley Conference, played 11 games in 11 weeks and had their bye week in the final week of the season. Puryear says that having a bye week in the middle of the season wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve helped his young team in the long run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With as tough as our schedule was, we needed a bye week,â&#x20AC;? said Puryear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were

wear or fraying, the aglets at the tips still firm. But the shoes werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly interesting. Not to the 4- or 5-year-old me. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any clue really what they were beyond the fact that they were shoes. Certainly there was no consideration that they were some form of athletic footwear. White shoes. OK then. Down in the bottom of the box, though, was something sure to interest a kid like me. Tipped onto its side but sparkling from having seen light for the first time in God knows how long, was a gold trophy. A bowling trophy. Little boys want trophies. Lots of them. Where this notion comes from isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly clear. Maybe we see it on TV or read about it in our first books. Maybe some of us

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see an older siblingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shelf. All we know is that we want them. This trophy wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t huge, maybe 5-to-7 inches tall. But it was solid. Metal. Not plastic. Definitely not plastic. And in the middle, up the shaft to the pedestal that held the miniature bowler frozen in midswing, it had some shiny blue metallic indentation. Cool. Very cool. I can remember showing the shoes and the trophy to my mom, hoping against hope that she would let me keep the trophy in my room. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not kidding â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I can remember the nervous feeling rising in my chest as I raced into the living room to show her and ask her. Same nervous feeling I have now whenever I fear something. Of course, she let me keep the trophy. But not before taking both items into her hands, cackling that little giggle I can still hear,

very young and we were reeling by the end of the season and there was really nothing to stop the bleeding. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough. We were pretty banged up by the end of the season, too, and a bye week couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve given us an extra week off to recuperate and recover. It wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also given us a chance to rest. With 11 games in 11 weeks, it might be tough for players to get back to 100 percent like they were at the beginning of the season.â&#x20AC;? Cates is on both sides when it comes to playing bye weeks. He feels that they can be helpful when it comes to healing injuries but hurtful because they can interrupt a rhythm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing well and finally hitting your stride, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think you really need a bye week,â&#x20AC;? said Cates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re struggling and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a couple of players hurt, a bye week is extremely beneficial. Playing 11 games in 11 weeks doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother us at all. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to do.â&#x20AC;? Northwood head coach and former athletic director Bill Hall has never been a big fan of bye weeks anyway. However, he expresses the same concern as Womack and Cates when it comes to finding an oppoand smiling to herself. She told me that they were from her short time spent in a bowling league in California. She probably told me more after that, but the words faded away around me as I held the trophy in my hands, knowing it was mine. I wish I couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen her bowl. She wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in her early 20s, surrounded by my dad and friends of hers, probably having a couple of beers and joking about the gutter balls and random strikes. She wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worn that crisp smile of hers I still see occasionally in my dreams â&#x20AC;&#x201D; unless she had the ball in hand. Then she wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had that look of hard determination I would see in later years whenever she addressed the ball on the golf course. The trophy stayed with me until I started to win a few of my own. I never had many â&#x20AC;&#x201D; these were still the days before those plastic

nent that late in the season. The NCHSAA Board of Directors also voted to make changes to the format of the state playoffs. Like usual, each classification will still be subdivided (4-A, 4-AA, etc.) but each team will now be put into four regional pods to try and reduce the cost of travel. The regions will be east, mideast, west and midwest. The playoffs changes will go into effect in the 2010 football season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The NCHSAA, I think, is accomplishing what they want and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saving money,â&#x20AC;? said Hall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In this economy, everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to save a penny. I can definitely see where the NCHSAA is coming from with playoffs and traveling and everything. We had a team from Elizabeth City play us in the first round of the playoffs this past season. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about a 3-hour drive and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too far for fans, parents and students to travel in a night. These changes will help eliminate those travel woes.â&#x20AC;? Other changes include an â&#x20AC;&#x153;opt-outâ&#x20AC;? declaration for schools that wish not to enter the NCHSAA playoffs. A form would have to be signed by the athletic director, principal and superintendant and must be submitted prior to the release of playoff brackets.

participation trophies the kids now get for gutting out a whole recreation soccer season. And after a while, I think I remember stashing momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trophy into the bottom junk drawer of my own dresser. I was older, and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to play imaginary games anymore and award myself a championship trophy. Where it is now, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. Probably long gone. Something inside of me hopes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuffed away again in a box in the attic of my dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house now, that maybe after I grew up and graduated to a time where I actually needed all of my dresser drawers, that mom found it and kept it. I doubt it, though. It was in that original box I pillaged for a reason. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t important to her and had no impact on her life. She had moved on and was the matriarch of a small family. Still, I wonder. When she came in to clean my

room and saw that trophy, did she think back to those old days? When she saw me play with it as boy, did she relive memories of late nights out with friends and no restrictions? Did she miss that time of her life, longing for the period before I came around and changed everything? That, I most assuredly, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. And I have no reason to think she ever did wonder any of those things. Which confirms what I already know. Mom was a helluva mom. And I miss her every day, especially on this one. Not long after the trophy discovery, I found the wooden tennis rackets. She let me keep those, too.

Alex Podlogar is The Heraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports editor. Reach him at alexp@sanfordherald.com and at (919) 718-1222. Read his blog at designatedhitter. wordpress.com


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NEW YORK — They’ve called it the “Mancession” — a recession that’s affected men disproportionately, because of its brutal impact on maledominated sectors like construction and manufacturing. But that term rings hollow to women like Sara Wade, an Illinois schoolteacher who became the sole supporter of two school-aged children — possibly for good, she fears — when her ex-husband, a carpenter and contractor, stopped paying child support 15 months ago. Or to Martha Gonzalez, a divorced mother of three in Texas who had to take a second, part-time job when her work in real estate became scarcer. She lost her benefits, too, and for the first time in her adult working life, has no health insurance. Or to Angela Grice, single mom of a 3-year-old son, who cobbles together two low-paying, part-time jobs while she tries to get an accounting degree that will lead to some stability for her and her son. Concerned about women like these, a congressional committee has issued a report, timed for Mother’s Day, outlining the adverse impact the recession has had on working women — especially on mothers, and particularly single moms. A copy was provided to The Associated Press ahead of its Monday release. Strikingly, the report, by the Joint Economic

NEW YORK (AP) — Some key findings of a report on working mothers and the recession by Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, to be released Monday: n Most jobs lost in the recession were lost by men, but many women lost jobs as well. From December 2007 to December 2009, women lost 45 jobs for every 100 lost by men. n As the economy began to recover in recent months, women lost jobs while men gained jobs. From October 2009 to March 2010, women lost 22,000 jobs while men gained 260,000. n April’s positive employment numbers were better for men. Women gained 86,000 jobs last month, while men gained 204,000. n Participation of mothers in the labor force increased during the recession, from 71 percent to 71.4 percent between 2007 and 2009. n Nearly half of all mothers with children under 18 worked full time last year. n Of the 21.7 million mothers employed in 2009, twothirds were in a dual-earner family. One-third — about 7.5 million mothers — were the sole breadwinners. n Unemployment increased dramatically during the recession for single mothers. Between 2007 and 2009, the unemployment rate among single mothers increased from 8 percent to 13.6 percent. n Many women — 3.3. million in 2009 — worked part-time for economic reasons, either because they couldn’t find full-time work or their hours were cut back. Source: “Working Mothers in the Great Recession,” by the Joint Economic Committee. The report is an update to a May 2009 report.

Committee, finds that whereas during the bulk of the recession job losses were overwhelmingly male, as the economy edged toward recovery, the trend began reversing. “As job losses slowed in the final months of 2009, women continued to lose jobs as men found employment,” says the report, based on the committee’s analysis of data from the Bureau of labor Statistics, including unpublished data. Specifically, from October 2009 to March 2010, women lost 22,000 jobs while men gained 260,000, it says. It adds: “April’s strong employment growth showed

women gained 86,000 jobs last month, far fewer than the 204,000 jobs gained by men.” Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., chair of the committee, noted that the findings were especially dire for single mothers — their unemployment rate went from 8 percent to 13.6 percent between 2007 and 2009. “Women are losing more jobs, yet families are more dependent on their earnings,” she said in a telephone interview. In all, one-third of jobs lost during the Great Recession belonged to women, Maloney notes. That’s striking, she says,

because in earlier recessions the percentage was much lower; women accounted for 15 percent of job losses in the 2001 recession, for example. But even women who’ve been able to hold onto their jobs have found the economic sands shifting beneath them in ways they never anticipated. Wade, the Illinois schoolteacher, counts herself among the luckier ones. An 8th-grade English teacher in Skokie for 16 years, she’s fortunate to have tenure and seniority. (She thanks her lucky stars she didn’t take an extended break from her career earlier on, as she once contemplated.) Her husband, whom she divorced in 2004, is a carpenter and contractor, “just the kind of job they mean when the call it a ’Mancession,”’ she says. But the term seems meaningless because the impact of his job troubles has put her in a risky position she never imagined: the sole source of economic support for their 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl. Wade has had no child support since January of 2009, and bought a new home with the help of her family. “I can’t imagine what I’d be living in if they hadn’t helped me out,” she says. She’s also worried about a potential pay freeze at her school. “It’s scary,” she says. “I’m the sole provider and I could be stuck here at this level.” She reluctantly assumes she’ll have to support her kids through college on her own.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mom and Dad may be looking to popular vampire books and the first family for baby names: Cullen is on the rise for boys and Malia for girls. But Miley and Jonas are down, proving that acclaim can be fleeting. Isabella is now the top baby name for girls, Jacob for boys, the Social Security Administration said Friday. Isabella’s climb to the top in 2009 ends Emma’s one-year reign. Jacob is on an 11-year run at the top. “Anything can influence baby names, from pop culture to literature to music and celebrities,” said Jennifer Moss, author of “The One-in-a-Million Baby Name Book” and founder of Babynames.com. Barack still didn’t crack the top 1,000 for boys, but a version of the president’s daughter’s name, Malia, was the fastest riser for girls. Maliyah moved up 342 spots, to No. 296, while Malia, which is how Obama’s daughter spells it, came in at No. 192, rising 153 spots. Many of the top names — and the fastest risers — match the popular “Twilight” series of books and movies about teen romance and vampires. Edward Cullen is one of the lead characters. Edward moved up 11 spots, to No. 137 on the list, and Cullen was the biggest riser among boys’ names, up 297 spots to No. 485. Edward Cullen is, of course, a vampire. His

girlfriend? Bella, a common nickname for Isabella. Jacob is another character in the stories, but Jacob’s rule at the top started well before the first “Twilight” book was published in 2005. Isabella has been in the top 10 since 2004. “People seem to be a little bit more creative, inventive and flexible with their daughters’ names,” said Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue. “With boys, I think we tend to be a little bit more consistent. The names don’t change quite as much.” A little more than 22,000 girls born in 2009 were named Isabella, followed by Emma, Olivia, Sophia and Ava. Nearly 21,000 boys were named Jacob, followed by Ethan, Michael, Alexander and William. Mia was the only newcomer to the top 10 for girls, rising from 14th to 10th. Among the boys, Jayden moved up from 11th to 8th, and Noah moved up from 15th to 9th. The Social Security Administration started compiling name lists in 1997. The agency offers lists of baby names dating to 1880. Miley, as in teen singer Miley Cyrus, soared up the charts in 2008 but slipped last year, dropping 61 spots to No. 189. A different version, Mylee, fell even further, dropping 420 spots to No. 853. Marely fell the most among girls, dropping 517 spots to No. 851.

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8B / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald DEAR ABBY

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Congregation prays for relief from choir director’s wife DEAR ABBY: Our small church choir has a talented volunteer director. His wife, “Martha,” is an energetic and animated soprano who has a reasonably good voice in her range. Unfortunately, Martha sings louder than all of the other choir members, and she ends many songs by trying to reach a final high note. The problem is her high notes are often flat and sound more like a cat’s scream. No one likes it. The congregation is held hostage to Martha’s screams because they’re afraid of losing her husband’s free directing services. How can we convince Martha to cut out the high notes? — COVERING OUR EARS ON THE WEST COAST

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Happy Birthday: Don’t let someone else’s uncertainty stand in the way of your success. You can make a difference if you are confident regarding your own abilities and offer what will work best for everyone involved. Try to be gentler with the people close to you. However, those you deal with from a distance must be kept in line if you hope to achieve success. Your numbers are 2, 9, 15, 28, 34, 36, 40 ARIES (March 21-April 19): The way you handle others and react to the responses you receive will determine how much you are asked to do in the future. If someone else makes a fuss or starts a fight, be diplomatic and you will be the one everyone supports. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t expect everyone to be forthcoming with information. Ask questions and stay on top of matters if you want to control the outcome. Dealing with institutions will help you get a better understanding of what needs to be done. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your emotions will be close to the surface, causing you to overreact. Getting upset will only make matters worse and lead to an irreversible situation. Your own success will be your sweetest revenge. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are sitting in a good position that can lead to more suitable lifestyle. You can lower your stress levels if you make the right moves. A responsibility someone gives you will be to your benefit. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do what you can but don’t waste time fretting over what you cannot. The more you focus on giving help where it’s really needed, the sooner you will get the recognition deserved for a job well done. Look at the big picture. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.

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22): A partnership appears to need a little fine-tuning. Talk your way through what you feel needs to take place and you will come up with a workable solution. Your ability to have fun and get the job done will help you get your way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your ability to assess, assimilate and work your intellectual magic will give you the edge and help you gain popularity. Tidy up your personal paperwork so you feel better about where you are heading and how you are going to get there. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s time to shock everyone with a big, overdue change. Follow through with your plans and don’t stop until you reach your destination. It’s this sort of tenacity that will ensure your success and revive your reputation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Face facts and deal with situations. Avoid people or scenarios that will only make matters worse. An old responsibility can be put to rest so that you do not have to be weighed down by it any longer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you take time to worry about what everyone else is doing and thinking you will accomplish little. Don’t let emotional issues stand in the way of progress. Lay out your plans and stick to them. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Think about who you have become and what you have accomplished. Once you have a better view of the past and present, you will know what to do in order to feel satisfied with your own progress. Love is in the stars. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t keep things bottled up when you need to address personal issues that are bothering you. A partnership will grow if you take the right steps. Let your own personality shine through.

DEAR COVERING: Because Martha’s improvisations are distracting the congregation — which I assume is larger than the choir — your spiritual leader should have a private chat with the director and explain that “the congregation” would prefer the choir perform the hymns exactly as they are written. It should get the message across without being personally offensive. And it’s not as if you’re all asking that his wife not perform, just that she tone it down. o DEAR ABBY: I was in line at the pharmacy yesterday and one clerk was on duty with the pharmacist. I waited my turn and asked for my

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prescription. She had to go check on it, so I sat down to wait. In the meantime, two other customers came in and waited in line. The clerk called my name, then asked me to get back in line. Shouldn’t I have been taken care of next? — ANNOYED IN VICTORVILLE, CALIF. DEAR ANNOYED: I’m not sure there are rules of etiquette for counter service at a pharmacy, but common sense dictates that the customers be taken care of in an efficient manner. I see nothing efficient about making someone who has started being served wait longer — particularly if the clerk might also have to check on the prescriptions of the customers who came after you did. You should have been taken care of next. o DEAR ABBY: Two women carrying a baby in an infant car seat entered the gift shop where my sister

works. The grandmother asked my sister if they could leave the baby behind the counter while they shopped. My sister politely told them it was against store policy. They proceeded to shop, putting the carrier down in the middle of the aisle while they browsed — leaving it unattended at times. The grandmother bought a few items, then told my sister she might not shop there anymore because of the policy of not supervising infants while customers shop. My sister has dealt with many customer-related issues, but this one left her speechless. Employees assist customers, but they do not baby-sit. Also, leaving a child with a stranger is dangerous and could lead to potentially serious situations that parents may regret. What’s your opinion on this issue? — SPEECHLESS IN OHIO DEAR SPEECHLESS: Your sister was right to inform the grandmother about the store’s policy. And it is the grandmother’s privilege to take her business elsewhere if she doesn’t approve of it. o DEAR READERS: A happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere — birth mothers, adoptive and foster mothers, and stepmothers — and especially to my own beautiful mother, Pauline Phillips, in Minneapolis.

ODDS AND ENDS Growling sea lion pup pulled from under police car SAN DIEGO (AP) — A sea lion pup has been captured after hiding under a San Diego police car for four hours in the middle of a road. Police Sgt. Jack Knish says officers got a call about 4 a.m. Wednesday that the pup was crossing a street in the Ocean Beach area. Knish says an officer parked his car in the middle of the road and went to investigate. That’s when the sea lion came out from under another car and scuttled under the patrol car. SeaWorld experts retrieved the growling pup at about 8 a.m. Rescuer Kevin Robinson grabbed it by the tail and put it in a net. Robinson says the pup, who’s less than a year old, was dehydrated but uninjured. He says the pup weighs about 25 pounds - less than half what it should weigh. Robinson says it will be released within two months.

Reggie the gator gets new mate at Los Angeles Zoo LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reggie the celebrity alligator is getting some female companionship at the Los Angeles Zoo. The 7 1/2-foot gator, who became famous after his owner dumped him in a lake several years ago, is now sharing a space with Cajun Kate. The female gator moved in with Reg-

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MY ANSWER gie after Methuselah, the zoo’s oldest animal, died in March at 70-plus. Before arriving at the zoo, Reggie was illegally raised as a pet, then was dumped in Harbor City’s Machado Lake several years ago when he got too big. He drew large crowds, found himself in songs and on T-shirts. Los Angeles County spent thousands of dollars staffing the lake to warn people. He eluded trappers for two years before wranglers caught him in 2007 and brought him to the zoo. He escaped once.

Man accused of smashing van into mobile homes LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities said they have no idea what led a man to drive his pickup truck into three mobile homes and said a 30year-old man was acting like a human “pinball machine.” The 30-year-old had two girls in his 1990 Chevy Astro Sunday when police said he rammed the car into units at the Banecks Mobile Home Park in Lafayette, in Denver’s northern suburbs. The man also hit a chain link fence, a concrete culvert and a parked pickup truck. Police said he appeared to be hitting things deliberately. The suspect fled police and his wrecked van on foot and attempted to elude police by jumping in a Dumpster. He was discovered and now faces several charges. The girls, aged 8 and 10, appear to be OK.

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

Nonprofits do many good deeds Q: I just paid my taxes, and it makes me angry to see all the churches, charities and other organizations that don’t pay a cent in taxes, while I have to pay until it hurts. They ought to pay their fair share just like everyone else. I know you don’t agree, but that’s my position. -- M.H. A: Elsewhere in your letter, you mention that you never give any money to these organizations -- but would you do so if they did pay taxes? I doubt it -- and the reason, I suspect, is because you’re only interested in your own pocketbook. But others do give to such groups; Americans as a whole are a very generous people. And the reason they give is because they realize that our society would be in great difficulty if it weren’t for the work our churches and charities do to make our world a better place. If all the food banks, homeless shelters, hospitals, community centers, addiction rehabilitation centers and countless other enterprises run by churches and charities were forced to close, millions of lives would be hurt. And if they did close, governmental agencies would be forced to fill the gap -- at enormous cost to you and every other taxpayer. No system is perfect, but I urge you not to turn a blind eye to the good done by the vast number of churches and other organizations who are sincerely seeking to serve others. Christians take seriously Jesus’ command: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).


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The Sanford Herald / SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2010

Business On the Street

STATE BUSINESS

ANALYSIS

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Dow’s nose dive could help bill

Jonathan Owens Have news about your local business? E-mail Jonathan at owens@sanfordherald.com

Dairy Bar reopening delayed

1,000-point drop, trouble at Goldman Sachs, turns up heat on Congress to act By TOM RAUM

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f you live in Sanford and not under a rock, you probably already know this. But the Fairview Dairy Bar is closed, for now. I spoke with the once and now current owners, Paul and Kathy Freedle, on Friday while they worked to prepare the restaurant for a reopening. Kathy told me they had planned to reopen this upcoming Thursday, but got bad news from the Lee County Department of Public Health. The health inspector apparently is working with a reduced staff right now, and is all booked up for the next week with public pools and other appointments. So it’s probably going to be another week, at least, before the Freedles can get the stamp of approval to reopen a business their family operated for more than 50 years. Ah, bureaucracy. If you get a craving for some chicken ‘n dumplings this week, you know who to blame. Anyway, Kathy and Paul sat down with me for a few minutes to talk over their decision to foreclose on the old owners and regain control of the Dairy Bar. They said they really didn’t expect to work again after selling out a year ago this month, but “We were planning on a nice long retirement,” Kathy said. “We had a ball, and we had a lot of plans to travel.” But don’t think that just because the Freedles are back things are going to be exactly the way they were when they left. For starters, they plan to close on Mondays. They are going to have a smaller, simpler menu as well. Retirement, they said, gave them a newfound respect for time outside of the restaurant, and they aren’t going back to 100-hour work weeks. “We’re going to do things a little different this time,” Paul said. “We’re going to keep our priorities in order: God, family then work. We think we will be better business folks if we are better family people.” They plan to bring back most of their old staff along with some of the workers from the recent ownership. But they are coming back to a business climate in Sanford that is different from the one they left. The economy is even worse, food prices are higher and there’s even more competition in Sanford from similar restaurants. But Paul said they feel confident they can still make it.

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An AP News Analysis

“It may be that we demystified the process of making stuff,” says Niall Maher about his nephew’s jump into fashion. Ionescu traveled to learn shoemaking, first taking a class in Seattle to learn the basics. His uncle living in the Netherlands introduced Ionescu to a cutting-edge shoemaker, Alexander Fielden, whose creations seem a better fit for a museum than a foot. Ionescu spent several weeks with Fielden studying pattern making. After that, Ionescu spent five weeks in Budapest studying with a master shoemaker who was a stickler for quality craftsmanship. Most recently, he attended a class at Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine to better

WASHINGTON — The stomach-churning fear about Wall Street’s turbulence is roaring back. Europe’s spreading debt crisis, fraud charges against Goldman Sachs and a 1,000 point nose dive in the Dow Jones industrials are turning up the heat on Congress to get the nation’s financial house under control. If it continues, the stock market’s dizzying plunge could threaten the fragile recovery even as other economic indicators — including the biggest monthly gain in employment in four years — suggest the U.S. is rebounding faster than its European trading partners. Investors appeared to be looking beyond the improving economic data to focus on vivid images of riots in Greece, floods in the South, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Times Square bombing attempt. There’s already deep public hostility toward Wall Street institutions, so the Dow’s extreme volatility seemed likely to work to the advantage of the backers of the Senate’s financial regulation overhaul bill. The meltdown was cited by supporters as one more reason to tighten lightly regulated high-speed computerized trading practices. Both parties are angling to harness the anger toward Wall Street bailouts and bonuses for political gain in the fall elections. A robust stock market “is key to the recovery. It’s vital to keeping high-income households spending. It’s key to business that have started to hire again,” said Mark Zandi of Moody’s Economy.com. “Business leaders are taking a signal from their stock price. If their stock prices fall, they’re not going to hire. The recovery’s going to be short circuited,” said Zandi, a one-time adviser to GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain who now

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AP Photo

Kieran Ionescu, 26, buffs a piece of the leather insole for a new shoe at his shop in Durham. The shoemaker owns BlackArm Bespoke, a small custom footwear brand based in Durham.

Man’s interest in fashion spawns homemade shoes By ANDREA WEIGL An AP Member Exchange

RALEIGH — Kieran Ionescu’s interest in fashion dates back to the presents his uncles used to send him for Christmas and birthdays. The presents tended to be side projects for the uncles’ friends, such as Diesel jeans and T-shirts and hats by Shankbone. Regardless, the presents were advanced for the fashion scene at Durham’s Riverside High School back when Ionescu was a student, and they left an impression. “That instilled a fascination with garments and fashion,” Ionescu says. A decade later, Ionescu, 26, is designing and making shoes by hand out of his West Durham home. His business is BlackArm Bespoke; “black arm” is a nod

to the tattoo that wraps his right forearm from wrist to elbow, and bespoke is an antiquated word for custom made. “I’ve always had jobs that were craft-oriented,” says Ionescu, including carpentry and as a coffee roaster at Durham’s Counter Culture Coffee. In 2008, Ionescu, who has always been fascinated by sneaker culture, decided he wanted to learn shoemaking. He was inspired by his uncles’ most recent fashion efforts. Niall Maher, a vice president for merchandising for Double RL, a Ralph Lauren line, taught himself to make neckties and launched an accessories company, Druthers Appointments. And Liam Maher is a self-taught designer who works for Denham the Jeanmaker in Amsterdam.

CHAMBER CHAT

Promoting Lee County is a full-time job

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Bob Joyce Bob Joyce is President of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce.

appy Mother’s Day! Spring has sprung and the Chamber has had a very busy week promoting our community. At the end of last week, the Chamber hosted the Annual Lee County Teacher of the Year ceremony. Our sponsors, Wachovia Bank and Wilkinson Automotive, provided great incentives to the eventual winner, Jennifer Hamilton, who teaches at Lee County High School. Jennifer will have the use of a car for a year and also received a gift of $500.

The Chamber and the business community believe we have great school and teachers – and we should brag on them often. On Monday, your Chamber staff held all day meetings to finalize travel plans to Ft. McPherson in Atlanta to pro-

mote our community to military and civilian employees at Forces Command. After hearing about BRAC relocations for over three years, the time is drawing near when the civilians (1100 mostly longtime Atlanta residents) must decide whether to move to North Carolina. Almost 3800 military personnel with Forces Command and USARC, of course, do not get a choice. If their orders say move, they will move. We hope to meet

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10B / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Diner to open in Jonesboro

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“We’re going to work hard to keep serving a good meal at the most affordable price,” Paul said. “We’ve had a lot of competition for many years, but we’ve always been fortunate to have the support of the community and have always stood strong.” The Freedles said they would have a solid date for the reopening soon and would get back with me. And they’re getting more excited each day to serve customers again. “We’re hoping to get back on our feet,” Paul said, “and get to see everybody again.”

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understand how the foot works so he can make smart designs. Ionescu also noticed that people his age were becoming more active consumers, finding out who made their clothing and how it was made. He noticed they were paying attention to whether shoes were glued or hand-sewn and whether their jeans were made of selvage denim on oldstyle looms. That generation’s

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many of these people next month. We’ve contracted a venue for our trade show-type event, worked with the Public Affairs office at Ft. McPherson to understand what information should be provided, developed an advertising campaign to boost attendance and solicited Chamber members to help sell our community to these potential residents. The trip is scheduled for June 4. We are excited about the chance to go on the road to promote Lee County as a great place to live

Around the same time the Dairy Bar reopens, a new eatery will open on Main Street in Jonesboro as well. Judy’s Diner, owned by Judy McPherson, will serve its first customers on May 17 in the old Lee Drug building being renovated by Southeastern Properties. McPherson currently operates the Olivia Grill in western Harnett County, but will close that restaurant the weekend before opening the new one. She has been in the restaurant business for more than 15 years, she said, and once operated a grill inside the White Swan Trading Post before opening her current place.

Judy’s Diner will be open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Sanford Medical Group joins PMC Pinehurst Medical Clinic officially announced this week the addition of Sanford Medical Group, a six-physician practice, to its ranks effective May 1. The transition began after the execution of an Asset Purchase Agreement on December 2009. Drs. John Mangum, Dave Nave, Jennifer Gregory, Glenna Grider, Vaishali Nadkarni and Murali Pisharody and Sally Chapin, FNP provide comprehensive family medicine

services to the Sanford area. A press release from Pinehurst stated that “the transition will produce very few changes to current Sanford Medical Group patients. Most importantly, providers, practice locations, and the main clinic number will not change.” The acquisition makes Pinehurst Medical Clinic a 51 physician multispecialty clinic with locations in Moore, Lee and Scotland counties. With the addition of Sanford Medical Group to the practice, Pinehurst Medical Clinic can now offer family medicine along with its current cardiology, pulmonary and sleep medicine services in Sanford.

interest may be what has made work-wear Americana fashionable recently. Clothing that was designed to last when more people worked in the fields than cubicles seems to be making a comeback with the likes of Dickies and Woolrich. The latter got a makeover when Japanese designer Daiki Suzuki launched the Woolrich Woolen Mills line of modern men’s clothes in 2006. Ionescu wants his shoes to exemplify the same intersection of design and craft, and as a result be a part of this

“active consumerism” movement. He is developing a small line of products: a men’s boot, a women’s boot, a wallet, a belt and a bag. His products range from $45 to several hundred dollars. A handsewn pair of shoes takes him more than 40 hours of work. But he’s also trying to create a shoe that would sell for $100 to $150. He designs the shoe patterns in a studio on the second floor of his home and then constructs the shoes in his garage, lined with equipment, work

tables and leather scraps. Pointing to tools hanging on the wall above his work bench, Ionescu says, “Most of these tools are three times my age.” So far, shoemaking doesn’t pay the mortgage. His “lady friend,” Kim Bullock, works full-time at Counter Culture Coffee. Ionescu works two days a week at Lil’ Farm in Orange County and sells the farm’s produce and eggs at the Durham Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. Some day, Ionescu hopes he will “be able to make a living offering these products I believe in.”

and bring up a family. On Tuesday, Russ Haddad with the Travel and Tourism Division visited Lee County to talk about the development of a tourism effort. Mayor Andrews, Mayor Olive, Commissioner Hayes and a group of twenty-five interested citizens listened to a short but very informative discussion of what other communities are doing to attract visitors. Opportunity exists to promote Lee County as a destination for overnight visits which, according to Mr. Haddad, produce the most revenue. On Thursday, the Chamber and the CCCC Small Business Center held our 25th Annual

Small Business Banquet at the Civic Center. Chatlee Boat and Marine received the Small Business of the Year award. Jeff and Robbie Yow have built an extraordinary business which is known not only across the state but nationally as well. Jim Felton, longtime director of the Small Business Center at CCCC received the Business Advocate of the Year. Jim has counseled many local entrepreneurs over the years as well as directed the operation of the Civic Center. Promoting local businesses and business people is one of the Chamber’s main duties. We are so proud of our business owners who take risk, provided

payrolls and benefits and make our community unique. On Friday, we began putting together the next edition of the Voice of Business which will be published in a few days. This quarterly publication, which is a partnership between the Chamber and the Herald, is designed to promote Lee County business to a much wider audience. In addition to being received by all Herald subscribers, we enclose the Voice of Business in about 100 newcomer packet mailed out to prospective new residents each quarter. Promoting Lee County is a full time, never quit job…and we love it!

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counsels congressional Democrats. “This volatility is not good for anybody and I think it’s very important for someone to try to figure it out,” he said. It didn’t take long for politicians to jump into the fray. President Barack Obama said regulators were looking into Thursday’s market panic “with a concern for protecting investors and preventing this from happening again.” While the Senate legislation, an Obama priority, does not now address stock trading issues, attempts are under way to change that. Sens. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., and Mark Warner, D-Va., proposed requiring the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to scrutinize high-frequency trading and other computerized strategies that move buy and sell orders at blinding speeds — practices that may have contributed to Thursday’s snowballing sell-off. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, DPa., scheduled a Tuesday hearing of the House Financial Services subcommittee that he leads. “We cannot allow a technological error to spook the markets and cause panic,” he said. Investors got an unmistakable reminder of how quickly their fortunes can change on Thursday when the Dow took a short but unprecedented 1,000point tailspin. The sudden drop — generally believed to be due to trader error and computer glitches — sent the stocks of several companies briefly to almost zero. The Dow partially rebounded to finish the day down 347 points, or 3.2 percent. But turbulence continued on Friday, with the Dow falling nearly 280 points at one point before ending the day with a 140point drop. The losses came despite Friday’s strong

U.S. jobs April report, approval by Greek lawmakers of drastic austerity cuts needed for international rescue loans worth $140 billion and approval of the package by both houses of the parliament in Germany, where bailing out Greece is unpopular. A Greek default could be dire. Greece’s troubles already have dealt a blow to the euro and could result in far higher borrowing costs for other indebted European countries. The crisis eventually could cross the Atlantic to the United States, which is facing its own debt and borrowing problems that in some ways resemble Greece’s. The U.S. stock sell-off, coupled with the government’s civil fraud charges against the investment bank Goldman Sachs, should help build momentum for the regulation bill and hand Obama another legislative victory to follow health care overhaul, said American University political scientist James Thurber. “It sets even more of an environment to get the thing through,” Thurber said. “It triggers oversight hearings and concern about unregulated offWall Street trading institutions and computerized trading.” Stock trading increasingly has become dependent on computers that process trades automatically, speeding the flow of buy and sell orders, often on new electronic exchanges far removed from trading floors. What is known as high frequency trading — rapid automated buying and selling — now accounts for more than half of daily trading volume. It was not clear whether the market’s jitters would calm with the release of more good economic news — or threaten to plunge the economy into a double-dip recession with a return of the rout that drove stocks down to bargain basement levels in 2008 and early 2009. Tom Raum covers economics and politics for The Associated Press.

When Investing, Learn All Aspects of Risk In life, you can’t avoid all risks — and you shouldn’t try, because endeavors that carry risk also bring the prospect of reward. And it’s certainly the same in the investment world. So instead of trying to invest risk-free, which is impossible, learn to recognize the different types of investment risk while becoming familiar with your own risk tolerance. To start with, let’s quickly look at some of the most common forms of investment risk: s Risk of losing principal — This is the type of risk most commonly associated with investing. You could lose some, or even all, of your principal if you sell an investment, such as a stock, whose value has dropped lower than the purchase price. You can’t eliminate the risk of losing principal, but you may be able to reduce it by buying quality stocks and holding them long enough to overcome shortterm market drops. s Inflation risk — With an investment that pays a fixed rate of return, such as a certificate of deposit (CD), you run the risk of not keeping up with inflation, which means you could lose purchasing power over time. Consequently, it’s a good idea not to “overload” on these types of investments.

sInterest-rate risk — When you own a bond, your investment is somewhat at the mercy of changing market interest rates. For example, if you buy a bond that pays four percent interest, and market rates rise so that newly issued bonds pay five percent, the relative value of your bond will go down; no one will pay you face value of your bond when they can get new ones that pay higher rates. Of course, if you hold your bonds until maturity, which is often a good idea, you can avoid being victimized by interestrate risk. sConcentration risk — This type of risk occurs when you have too much of your money concentrated in one area, such as in a particular stock or in one industry. If a downturn strikes that stock or industry, your portfolio could take a big hit. To combat this type of risk, you need to diversify your holdings among stocks, bonds, government securities and other investments. While diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit

or protect against a loss, it can help reduce the effect of volatility. In addition to understanding the above types of risk, you also need to be familiar with your own risk tolerance and how it affects your investment strategy. If you are constantly worried about “the market,” you’ve probably got too many investments that are at risk of losing principal. At the other end of the spectrum, if you’re always concerned that your portfolio won’t grow enough to generate the income you’ll eventually need for retirement, you may be investing too conservatively — and, as a result, you’re inviting inflation risk. Ultimately, you need to match your own risk tolerance with a strategy that allows you to achieve your goals. This will require selfawareness, patience, discipline — and, at times, a willingness to move outside your own “comfort zone.” By learning to balance and manage risk, you can ultimately put yourself in a position to pursue your investment strategy. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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10 SP 102 the county courtNOTICE OF FOREhouse where the CLOSURE SALE property is located, or the usual and customNORTH CAROLINA, ary location at the LEE COUNTY county courthouse for conducting the Under and by virtue sale on May 19, 2010 of a Power of Sale at 10:00AM, and will contained in that cer- sell to the highest bidtain Deed of Trust der for cash the folexecuted by STEVEN lowing described FIKE and wife, Taproperty situated in muel Denise Fike to Lee County, North WILLIAM R Carolina, to wit: ECHOLS, Trustee(s), which was dated FebBEGINNING at an ruary 25, 2004 and re- iron post in the southcorded on February ern right-of-way line 26, 2004 in Book 903 at of Cool Springs Road, Page 385, Lee County which beginning Registry, North Caropoint is located S 79º lina. 21' 05" W 125 feet from the northeastern corDefault having been ner of Hidden Valley made in the payment Subdivision, accordof the note thereby ing to map recorded in se- Map Book 14, Page 37, cured by the said Lee County Registry, Deed of Trust and the said beginning point undersigned, Lisa S. being in the line of Campbell, having Lot been substituted as 2 according to said Trustee in said Deed map; and running of Trust, and the thence S 25º 25' 03" E holder of the note evi219.04 feet to an iron dencing said indebt- post in the line of Lot edness having direct- 13; thence as the comed that the Deed of mon line of Lots 2, 3 Trust be foreclosed, and 13, S 79º 09' 48" W the undersigned Sub124.78 feet to an iron stitute Trustee will post; thence a new line offer for sale at the N 25º 24' 57" W 219.00 courthouse door of feet to an iron post in the southern right-ofway line of Cool Springs Road and in the line of Lot 3; thence as the southern right-of-way line of Cool Springs Road N 79º 08' 56" E 124.77 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, and being a portion of Lot 2 and a portion of Lot 3, Hidden Valley Subdivision as shown on map of same prepared by Deadline is Pate-Mullins & Associates, and recorded 2pm the day June 13, 1974, in Map Book 14, Page 37, Lee before! County Registry.

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cash deposit (no perdate of the terminasonal checks) of five tion. percent (5%) of the purchase price, or If the trustee is unSeven Hundred Fifty able to convey title to Dollars ($750.00), this property for any whichever is greater, reason, the sole remewill be required at dy of the purchaser is the time of the sale. the return of the deFollowing the expiraposit. Reasons of tion of the statutory such inability to conupset bid period, all vey include, but are the remaining not limited to, the filamounts are immediing of a bankruptcy ately due and owing. petition prior to the confirmation of the Said property to be ofsale and reinstatefered pursuant to this ment of the loan Notice of Sale is bewithing offered for sale, out the knowledge of transfer and conveythe trustee. If the ance “AS IS WHERE valIS.” There are no idity of the sale is repchallenged by any resentations of warparty, the trustee, in ranty relating to the their sole discretion, title or any physical, if they believe the environmental, challenge to have health or safety conmerit, may request ditions existing in, the court to declare on, at, or relating to the sale to be void the property being of- and return the deposfered for sale. This it. The purchaser sale is made subject will have no further to all prior liens, unremedy. paid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, Lisa S. Campbell rights of way, deeds Substitute Trustee of release, and any PO Box 4006 other encumbrances Wilmington, NC or exceptions of re28406 cord. To the best of PHONE: 910-392-4971 the knowledge and FAX: 910-392-8051 belief of the undersigned, the current File No.: 08-06258owner(s) of the propFC02 erty is/are Steven Fike and wife, Ta10 SP 101 meul Denise Fike. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE An Order for possession of the property NORTH CAROLINA, may be issued purLEE COUNTY suant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purUnder and by virtue chaser and against of a Power of Sale the party or parties in contained in that cerpossession by the tain Deed of Trust clerk of superior executed by CARLA court of the county in X. PORTILLO AND which the property is HECTOR M. RIVAS sold. Any person BY CARLA X. PORwho occupies the TILLO, AS ATTORproperty pursuant to NEY IN FACT, WIFE a rental agreement AND HUSBAND to entered into or reWILLIAM R newed on or after OcECHOLS, Trustee(s), tober 1, 2007, may, afwhich was dated Auter receiving the nogust 8, 2003 and retice of sale, terminate corded on August 14, the rental agreement 2003 in Book 869 at upon 10 days’ written Page 970, Lee County notice to the Registry, North Carolandlord. The notice lina. shall also state that upon termination of Default having been a made in the payment rental agreement, the of the note thereby tenant is liable for serent due under the cured by the said rental agreement proDeed of Trust and the

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undersigned, Brock & costs of Forty-Five possession by the Scott, PLLC, having Cents (45¢) per One clerk of superior been substituted as Hundred Dollars court of the county in Trustee in said Deed ($100.00) pursuant to which the property is of Trust, and the NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A sold. Any person holder of the note evi- cash deposit (no perwho occupies the dencing said indebtsonal checks) of five property pursuant to edness having directpercent (5%) of the a rental agreement ed that the Deed of purchase price, or entered into or reTrust be foreclosed, Seven Hundred Fifty newed on or after Octhe undersigned SubDollars ($750.00), tober 1, 2007, may, afstitute Trustee will whichever is greater, ter receiving the nooffer for sale at the will be required at tice of sale, terminate courthouse door of the time of the sale. the rental agreement the county court- Following the expira- upon 10 days’ written house where the tion of the statutory notice to the property is located, or upset bid period, all landlord. The notice the usual and customthe remaining shall also state that ary location at the amounts are immediupon termination of county courthouse ately due and owing. a for conducting the rental agreement, the sale on May 19, 2010 Said property to be oftenant is liable for at 10:00AM, and will fered pursuant to this rent due under the sell to the highest bidNotice of Sale is be- rental agreement proder for cash the foling offered for sale, rated to the effective lowing described transfer and conveydate of the terminaproperty situated in ance “AS IS WHERE tion. Lee County, North IS.” There are no Carolina, to wit: repIf the trustee is unresentations of war- able to convey title to BEGINNING at a ranty relating to the this property for any point in the eastern title or any physical, reason, the sole remeline of Heather Drive environmental, dy of the purchaser is 206.78 feet from the health or safety conthe return of the desoutheast intersection ditions existing in, posit. Reasons of of said Heather Drive on, at, or relating to such inability to conwith Kirkmaiden Ave. the property being ofvey include, but are and from that point fered for sale. This not limited to, the filrunning South 82 desale is made subject ing of a bankruptcy grees 35 minutes East to all prior liens, unpetition prior to the 200 feet to an iron paid taxes, any unconfirmation of the stake; thence running paid land transfer sale and reinstateSouth 7 degrees 25 mi- taxes, special assessment of the loan nutes West 100 feet to ments, easements, withan iron stake; thence rights of way, deeds out the knowledge of running North 82 deof release, and any the trustee. If the grees 35 minutes West other encumbrances val200 feet to an iron or exceptions of reidity of the sale is stake in the eastern cord. To the best of challenged by any line of said Heather the knowledge and party, the trustee, in Drive; thence with belief of the under- their sole discretion, said line of said Drive signed, the current if they believe the North 7 degrees 25 mi- owner(s) of the propchallenge to have nutes East 100 feet to erty is/are Carla X. merit, may request the point of BEGINPortillo. the court to declare NING, and being all the sale to be void of Lot #32 as shown An Order for posses- and return the deposand depicted on a sion of the property it. The purchaser Map of Highland may be issued purwill have no further Acres, recorded in suant to G.S. 45-21.29 remedy. Plat Canbinet 3, Slide in favor of the pur105, Lee County Regischaser and against try, and being the the party or parties in identical property conveyed to Robert Milton Gilmore, et ux by deed dated June 28, 1973, recorded in Book 241, page 821, Lee County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2720 Heather Drive, Sanford, NC 27330. Third party purchasers must pay the ex-


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Vocational Trainer- InTerminix has immediate ternships openings for creative, high Are you outgoing, comfortenergy, self motivated, agable meeting employers gressive salespeople for an and wish to help people exciting growth opportuni- with barriers to employment ty. Earning potential of to get work experience? $40k plus first year possiLCI, Inc. is looking for a ble. Paid training, vehicle team player to set up internw/ gas, insurance & 401k. ships with employers. Must Email resume to be good with detail, posrecruiter@insect.com or call sess great oral and written 910-824-1504. Must be communication skills, and drug free, have a good have computer skills includdriving record, clean crimi- ing Word and Excel. This is nal background, and a pro- a 15 month grant position, fessional appearance. 30 hours a week and expected to start June 1st. College degree is preferTraveling Industrial Mered. Please e-mail your rechanic Foreman sume and cover letter to To perform skilled mechani- gcmanhardt@lciinc.org or cal and electrical work as apply at LCI, Inc. 2711 well as troubleshooting abil- Tramway Road, Sanford, ities in the installation, alterNC (Hwy 78). ation, maintenance and repair mechanical systems, 460 equipment and fixtures in a Help Wanted Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Treatment FaClerical/Admin cility, Water Well pumping Part-Time and/or Full-Time stations, Sewer and Storm pumping stations, and relat- position available at local well established company. ed facilities. Inspect, diagnose and per- Looking for someone who is organized, has bookkeepform major and minor reing experience, proficient pair work on pumps, moon most Microsoft applicators and other equipment. tions, and the ability to Install, replace, repair and work well with others. modify equipment systems. Please Respond To: Perform related duties as The Sanford Herald assigned. Ad #12 Travel required w/some P.O. Box 100 overnight stay. Primarily in 208 St. Clair Court North Carolina & South Sanford, N.C 27331 Carolina We are a drug free work 470 environment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pre-employment, random and cause Help Wanted testing Medical/Dental Able to operate various equipment: boom trucks, CMA needed for Cardiolobackhoe, forklift, etc. gy office, 32 hour/wk, Communicates with custom- able to perform EKG's, and ers accommodates their stress tests. Must have needs in a profession man- good phone and computer ner skills and the ability to overMust have a clean driving see supply purchasing. record. Please Respond To: Please send resume to: The Sanford Herald The Sanford Herald Ad #13 Ad #11 P.O. Box 100 P.O. Box 100/208 St. 208 St. Clair Court Clair Court Sanford, NC 27331 Sanford, NC 27331

PRODUCTION WORKERS NEEDED Volt Workforce Solutions is hiring for a variety of light industrial positions, including forklift operators, assemblers, and machine operators, for a large manufacturing facility in Sanford. Positions are 1st and 2nd shift, $8.00/hr or more, depending on shift and position Jobs to start immediately! Applicants must: * Have a HS Diploma or GED * Pass a 7 year criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen * Pass a standardized test * Have 1 year of recent manufacturing/ production experience Interviews and test will be given at 3M in Sanford by Volt by appointment only. Only 15 people per test session. Call Volt today at 919-577-1110 to reserve your seat!


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470 Help Wanted Medical/Dental

Position Opening Office Manger/Receptionist For established Dental Practice. Must possess ability to handle all aspects of the front office. DENTAL EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED Please send resume to: Office Manager 92 Aviemore Drive Pinehurst, NC 28374

605 Miscellaneous

720 For Rent - Houses

4 Lots For Sale At Lee Memory Gardens If Interested Call: 919-837-5806

For Rent: 2BR/1BA Broadway Area $450/mo $450/dep Call: 258-9784 or 353-4320

Golf Cart (Club Car) Good Condition, Needs Batteries. $850 Firm. Call: 919-8984821 or 499-2510

HAVING A YARD SALE? The

DEADLINE for

Ads is 2 P.M. Therapeutic Alternatives is currently looking for a the day PRIOR full-time Qualified to publication. Professional for Lee/Harnett PREPAYMENT IS County. This position will REQUIRED FOR work with the Mobile Crisis YARD SALE ADS. Management Team to THE SANFORD HERALD, provide crisis stabilization CLASSIFIED DEPT. and interventions in the 718-1201 or community. Applicant must 718-1204 have one year of previous crisis experience and meet Pro Star tanning bed, 28 state requirements of a bulb, 7 ft bed, excellent qualified professional. condition. $800 Position requires flexible 353-9521 hours including weekends waysworld@hotmail.com and on-call responsibilities. Competitive salary and 650 benefits. Bilingual Staff Household/Furniture preferred. To apply www.mytahome.com or A New Queen Pillowtop call 336-495-2736. Set $150. New In Plastic, Must Sell! 910-691-8388 Thriving, dynamic medical clinic looking for energetic, knowledgeable LPN or CMA provide medical services. Competitive pay and benefits. Hourly wages based on experience and productivity. Please email resumes to AMBER.WILLIAMS@BAGI. NET. Or fax to 919-776-4043

500 Free Pets 510 Free Cats 3 Free Kittens To Good Home! Call: 919-499-2664 Free Kittens To Good Home Call: 919-718-1524 or 708-2624

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.

80 Golf Balls For $50 Callaway, Pinnacle, Etc. Call: 498-0330 Antique Chair $30. 16â&#x20AC;? TV $40. 3x5 Wall Mirror $30. 1.5 Horsepower Self Priming Water Pump $40. Golf Equipment (45 Pieces) $40. 919-498-6406 Antique Swivel Piano Stool w/ Ball & Claw Legs, Good Condition, Asking $125. (3) 20 pound LP Cylinders, Asking $50 for all 3. Call: 775-7537 Bookcase $20. Full Size Bed, M/BS $75. White Cabinet $10. Beige Chair & Stool $15. Cabinet w/ Glass Doors $10. Call: 774-6906 Canon Digital Camera Model A520 w/ Original Box & Accessories Plus Case. $60 774-1066 Chickens For Sale & Fresh Eggs In The Olivia Community Call: 919-499-2040 or 910-822-8200 Compact Haier Deep Freezer $50.00 Call: 919-777-9520 Girls Clothes (Birth-2T) $100. Call: 718-0492 Graco Baby Stroller $35. Nursing Boppy Pillow $10. 16 Crib Sheets $20. Infant Car Seat $10. Box of Girls Summer Clothes(3-9mths) $25. Box of Girls Summer Clothes(12-24mths) $25. 919-774-7071

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

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

670 Horses/Livestock GOATS FOR SALE - great pets/lawn mowers; $45 and up. Also buying goats; (910) 947-2407.

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;?.

10x10x6 Dog Kennels $189. German Shepherds, Chihuahuas & Snoorkies Fins, Furs, & Feathers 919-718-0850

McIver Historical District : 202 Hillcrest DR 919-721-0413 4 BR 2 Full Bath, Pantry, Sun Room, DW, Basement, Back Deck

2BR 1BA Furnished MH convenient to US 1 $450/mo lawn maintenance included no pets. 775-7465 Lve. Mes. 3BR, SW, nice, private, country lot. Close to Cameron off US 1. Very nice & clean, $450/mo. plus dep. No pets. 919-353-4028

Nice 2BR, 2BA MH for rent in a quiet park located just behind The Brickyard Grill on Colon Road. 70 Craft Nice Farm House Lane. Stove & refrigerator W. Tramway, HW/Fls, furnished with W/D hook3BR, 1B, Garden, LG. YD., up. City water & sewer, WD. avail. May $575/m + with grass mowing providD. Reply to ad #10 ed. $500/ month.$500 PO BOX100 dep and ref. required. Sanford, NC 27331 770-3462 or 770-7633 THE SANFORD HERALD makes every effort to follow HUD guidelines in rental advertisements placed by our advertisers. We reserve the right to refuse or change ad copy as necessary for HUD compliances.

730 For Rent Apts/Condos Affordable Apartment Living!

Nice SW on 1/2 ac. private lot, 2BR, porch, C H/A, Broadway area, $375/mo. $300/dep. No pets. 919-353-4870

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

Westridge APARTMENTS (919)775-5134

Move In Special! Free Rent 2BR, Spring Lane Apartments Adjacent To Spring Lane Galleria 919-774-6511 simpsonandsimpson.com

SANFORD GARDENS Age 62 and disabled under 62 who may qualify Adcock Rentals 774-6046 EHO

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes 2BR 1BA $335/mo $200/Dep Rental Ref & Dep Req No Pets 499-5589 Before 9pm

D.A.K.s OFFICE FURNITURE 3864 US Hwy. 15/501, Carthage 910-947-2541 Largest selection of new and used office furniture in the area.

900 Miscellaneous

*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;?.

CLASSIFIED LINE AD DEADLINE:

910 Travel Opportunities

PUBLISHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE

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

1996 Redman 14x80 Storage Container Sales & 3BR/2BA, Central Rentals Heat/Air, Front/Rear In our yard May special Decks, Set Up In Small Park one month free. Rent in $12,400. 919-770-5525 May and June is free. $85. for 20' x 8' & New 3BR, 2BA DW, gar$125. for 40' x 8'. (Plus den tub, FP,appliances, sales tax). Rent in your FHA foundation, 4 ac., yard. (Minimum six months) Buckhorn Rd, 258-9887 50% off first month rent. Delivery & Pickup charges. Classified (Plus tax) Advertising J D Ventures 100 McQueen Call Chapel Rd. (Lemon Springs) 718-1201 919-267-8485 718-1204 www.jdventuresofnc.com

920 Auctions

Public Auction Sat. May 15th @ 10am Address: 2061 Center 2:00 PM Church Rd, Sanford NC DAY BEFORE 27330 Nov. 23rd Cruise PUBLICATION. (2:00 Items to include: $5 Gold pm Friday for Sat/Sun Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, coin, Silver dollars, Tools, & Malta. Price Includes Air Metal lathe, Saws, Go Cart ads). Sanford Herald, From Raleigh, 13 Days/12 racing tires, Trailer frame, Classified Dept., Nights Cruise Inside Cab718-1201 or 718Snap on tools, Porta Band $3,131. Outside Cab1204 saw, Plus lots more! $3,221. Balcony- $3,501. For more info go to 850 Add $175 To Price For Pyr- www.bradleyauctions.com amids. Call Flora Harringor call (919) 201-7530 Investment ton 770-9688 10% b/f will apply Property NCAL 5443 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Call us to book Your AucInvestment Rental Homes Classified tion Saleâ&#x20AC;? Rental homes for sale, eight Advertising homes from $35,000 Call Check out $70,000, all in Sanford, 718-1201 fully occupied. Call 919718-1204 Classified Ads 770-277

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800 Real Estate 810 Land 37 ac off Hoover Rd, W.Harnett Co., creek, 10 mi Sanford/Ft Bragg. Tax Value $148K Offered $125K 919-663-3430 Broadway- 6.7 wooded acres w/ cleared homesite & county water. Just outside city limits in nice area. Broker/Owner: 776-4241

For Sale Toy Poodles 3 males/ 1 female wormed plus 2 shots $400 Call: 919-776-0573

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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

Charming 3 BD/1 bath 2story cottage. New carpet, tile, fp, screen porches. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. W. Sanford 700/mo 919-775-3679

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Manager of Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Center We welcome you to experience the difference. Interact with our friendly staff, and see for yourself why we are one of Moore Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top ten employers. We are looking for a dynamic leader to manage all clinic support functions to insure effective and efďŹ cient operations and optimize patient satisfaction. This position requires a Bachelor of Science of Arts Degree in a related ďŹ eld and/or minimum of ďŹ ve years experience in supervisory capacity in a medical ofďŹ ce. A solid understanding of scheduling efďŹ ciency and patient ďŹ&#x201A;ow in a medical practice is essential. Successful candidates will have a proven record of successful guidance of staff with the ability to maintain the highest level of discretion, conďŹ dentiality and creditability in management activities.

Send your resumes including salary requirements to: Pinehurst Surgical, Human Resources, PO Box 2000, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or fax to 910-295-0244 or email eallen@pinehurstsurgical.com.

Zoombak Tracking Device Locator Still Under Contract $60 Call: 919-258-5838 or 919-200-1673

605 Miscellaneous

830 Mobile Homes

825 Manufactured Homes

Pathway Drive Sanford, NC 27330 2 BR Unit AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! Washer/dryer hook up in each unit Section 8 welcomed Disability accessible units Equal Housing Opportunity

820 Homes

For Sale Toy Poodles 2 males/1 female Wormed & 2 Shots $400 Call: 919-777-7147

Oak Dining Table $20. Charming 3 BD/1 bath 213ft x6.5ft New Berber story cottage. New carpet, Carpet $25. Chairs & Bar- tile, fp, screen porches. Ref stools $3 A Piece, Etc. Call: reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. W. Sanford 700/mo 353-1043 919-775-3679 Walker, Swing, Crib, Crib Mattress & A Bouncer All For $175 Call: 919-935-3555

Jonesboro Junction $450/mo 1BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes

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Carolina SUNDAY FAITH

SUNDAY May 9, 2010

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ARTS & LEISURE

The great divide

D.E. Parkerson The Paper Pulpit Del Parkerson is a retired pastor of First Baptist Church. Contact him at dparkerson@ec.rr.com.

Who is holding your hand?

H

arold Kushner, in When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough, tells of sitting on the beach one summer day, watching two children, a boy and a girl, playing in the sand. They were hard at work building an elaborate sand castle by the water’s edge, with gates and towers and moats and internal passages. Just when they had nearly finished their project, a big wave came along and knocked it down, reducing it to a heap of wet sand. He expected the children to burst into tears, devastated by what had happened to all their hard work. “But they surprised me,” Kushner said. “Instead, they ran up the shore away from the water, laughing and holding hands, and sat down to build another castle. I realized that they had taught me an important lesson. All the things in our lives, all the complicated structures we spend so much time and energy creating, are built on sand. They will not last forever. Only our relationship with other people endures.” “Sooner or later,” Kushner said, “the wave will come along and knock down what we have worked so hard to build up. When that happens, only the person who has somebody’s hand to hold will be able to laugh.” What a powerful story! And what a tremendous lesson to learn! Yet, millions of people live their entire lives without knowing what is most important. An almost endless amount of our time and energy is spent on

See Pulpit, Page 4C

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Seth Avett, left, and his brother Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers band, are shown in Concord.

Avett Brothers’ success brings distance from their loyal fans By MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Writer

CONCORD — When Scott Avett sings the last bars of The Avett Brothers’ “I and Love and You,” he puts his fingers over his heart, then gestures out to the audience. It is a symbol of what he and his brother Seth say the song is about — not a lost love, but the growing distance that success has put between them and their audience. It’s a rare occurrence now for them to sit at a bar after a show and chat with fans; after some shows, too many fans show up at the bus for them to even shake all their hands. The “ands” between the “I love you” ‘’make it where it’s not just getting to say ‘I love you,’” Seth says. “It’s about the separation. And we’re experiencing an ongoing kind of separation from a growing fan base.” With the success they’ve had over the past year, that chasm might grow even wider. Though the North Carolinabased band has been around for years and has released

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Seth Avett, left, and his brother, Scott. several albums, they had their best commercial success with their eighth CD, “I and Love and You,” which was produced by Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin, whose credits range from Johnny Cash to the Dixie Chicks to Jay-Z. The album has sold 181,000 copies in the United States, according to their record label, and garnered plenty of critical acclaim. It was named Paste magazine’s best of 2009 and one of the best of the decade. Their concerts in medium-

sized venues sell out across the country, and they started their first major international tour in mid-March with performances sold out in London, Amsterdam and Dublin. They’re now performing mostly at festivals in the United States, Great Britain and Canada through September. The guys in the band — which includes one nonbrother, Bob Crawford — describe themselves as overthinking romantics who don’t

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AlexSandra Lett Lett can be reached at (919) 258-9299 or LettsSetaSpell@aol.com.

See Avetts, Page 4C

INSIDE

Remembering many marvelous mothers other’s Day is a timeless tradition with lots of wonderful rituals that often include taking our Moms and grandmothers out for a wonderful meal. My Mama (Ruby Lett) was famous for cooking Sunday dinners featuring at least two meats, several vegetables, and mouth-watering biscuits plus pies and cakes. Daddy (Bud Lett) would exclaim: “Ruby is pert-near the best cook in Buckhorn community.” We young’uns, Jimmy, Carolyn, and I, stuffed our stomachs and then asked for more. Mama was disappointed

really excel at vocals or playing their instruments, although they hope to improve at the latter. Their popularity lies both in their deeply emotional lyrics and their unusual sound. It’s a mixture of pop, country and grunge influenced by the country music that their parents listened to, and the music they embraced as youths — Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Hall and Oates, Michael Jackson and Boy George. “We grew up in the country, and country living didn’t exactly promote the Ramones. That just doesn’t fit,” says Scott, 33. “But when you’re 14 years old, you don’t really care what fits in the country. I bet you anything there are 14 years old in Brooklyn who are going straight to Hank Williams. That’s what they want to go to. Rebellion, that’s given.” But that country upbringing kicked in eventually as the brothers realized, over time, that “we had a yearning to write songs about things that were understandable and relatable, which is a great jump,”

that I didn’t get her cooking and homemaking genes but eventually figured out my gift was sharing stories and taking pictures. Aunt Gladys (pronounced Glaa-dis) lived across the road with Grandpa (Puzie) and constantly shared her culinary creations with us, including fresh cream from the cow, often served with strawberries that she had picked fresh. On the Lett farm all of us ate “high on the hog.” When our family visited Aunt Isabelle in their uptown house she prepared wonderful meals and treated us country folks to

milkshakes made in a blender. Uncle Gilbert and my cousins Tony and Janice liked showing off the new fangled dishwasher and other “citified” gadgets. While looking beautiful like June Cleaver, Aunt Isabelle fixed my hair in a fancy do and gave me advice on makeup and fashion. Through the years Isabelle continued to fuss at me about wearing my lipstick and combing my hair the way she preferred. During my teenage years I became friends with Betty Daly, a poet whose husband Roswald

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2C / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald SOUTH EASTERN KARATE ASSOCIATION

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SILER CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Terry Gilland of Sanford and brothers Trevor and Austin Phillips of Pittsboro received black belt ranks recently, when South Eastern Karate Association held its spring promotion exams. Belts and certificates were presented by Master Instructor Peggy Jolly, a seventh-degree black belt, or Seventh Dan, who has been teaching martial arts in Siler City for more than 28 years. Gilland, who received the rank of First Dan, has enjoyed everything heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experienced in training, particularly working on forms â&#x20AC;&#x201D; choreographed patterns of karate techniques used in training. He works hard to integrate details into each move and perform techniques with power. Some of the important lessons heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learned in martial arts, says the 32-year-old black belt, go well beyond routine punches and kicks. They include more universal lessons in virtues like practice and patience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, I think the most challenging part of training has been learning to not feel this self-imposed sense of urgency with learning some techniques,â&#x20AC;? he says, reflecting on more than three years of training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to worry if I

wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t doing something just right at first. Things take time. Learning patience with myself has proven to be one of the biggest lessons.â&#x20AC;? Gilland credits the supportive atmosphere of the school with helping him reach his initial goal. It feels like a family, he says, with everyone else wanting you to succeed as much as you do. n Trevor Phillips, 13, was awarded the rank of First Dan Junior. He began training to deal better with concerns at school. Learning how to gain self-control in all areas of life, Trevor said, was a real challenge. But his continued effort has been rewarded with success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hard to begin with, but was easier the more I trained,â&#x20AC;? Trevor explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After so many times being there with Miss Peggy and listening to her, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s helped me do better in school. If you listen to other people, you might learn something.â&#x20AC;? Trevor says he really enjoys karate, especially the excitement of earning higher belts and even the â&#x20AC;&#x153;nerve-rackingâ&#x20AC;? challenge of his black belt exam. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you actually stick to it,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of fun.â&#x20AC;? n Austin Phillips, 10, also was awarded the

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rank of First Dan Junior. He thought would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;coolâ&#x20AC;? to do martial arts, so he gave it a try and credits Master Jolly for teaching him things he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have learned any other way. That includes techniques like the jump back kick and the Ba Sai form â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two of his favorites â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as well as personal skills like respect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned how to respect elders and how to defend myself and other people,â&#x20AC;? Austin explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made my life better because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned to not get into a bunch of fights and to control my anger.â&#x20AC;? Though it may be surprising that so many young people have learned important lessons so early in life, Master Jolly isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shocked at all. Though self-defense is the ultimate goal for any martial arts student, part of self-defense can be how you carry yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and learning these more-universal lessons can be a key to success in techniques as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Karate doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work miracles,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But for anyone who trains seriously, it can improve your life, physically and mentally, and it does show how important these virtues can be. That goes for our young students as well as our older ones.â&#x20AC;?

Miss Meagan-Inez Williams, 14, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss North Carolina Pageant to be held July 2-4 at Westin Charlotte. The pageant is held for girls age 13 through 15. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. Pageants are held for girls age four to eighteen, in five age groups. The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatness and encouraging its future leaders. Each year, the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family oriented. Families interested in learning more about this unique and outstanding youth program may visit www.namiss. com. The National American Miss pageants are for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Girlâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leaders.â&#x20AC;? The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an â&#x20AC;&#x153;all-American spirit of fun for family and friends.â&#x20AC;? Emphasis placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while

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Wicker — Lee Mike and Cynthia Wicker of Sanford announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Renee Wicker of Raleigh, to Darren Matthew Lee of Raleigh. He is the son of John and Eva Lee of Merrimack, N.H. The wedding is planned for 5:30 p.m. May 29 in Wilmington. The couple met sitting outside of a restaurant in Raleigh.

The 2010 Sanford Cotillion Club debutantes were honored on April 25 with a Fabulous Fifties Scrapbook party. Each girl was presented with a scrapbook bag and a silver charm to commemorate the event. Debutantes attending with their mothers were (front row) Olivia Mercer, Logann Heckle, Kaitlyn Thomas, Anja Wicker, Jennifer Norris (back row) Bracey Bethea, Wynne Dunham, Katie Basinger, Sterling Stewart, Brittany Chester, Virgina Wilson and Catherine Dalrymple. Hostesses included Janet Cameron, Linda Foushee, Lisa Foushee, Pam Gordon, Harriet Martin, Darlene Perry, Kelly Perry, Charlene Ray, Cheryl Sovacool and Margie Washburn.

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Randy and Debbie Kirk of Sanford announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonya Johnson, to Ted McDaniel of Cameron. He is the son of Donnie and Margie Wilson of Monroe, Ga.

Births n Eleanor Francis Secor, born April 9, daughter of Ashley and Ricky Secor of Sanford. Grandparents are Helen and Jim Starnes of Fuquay-Varina, Tom and Gail Palmer of Brandon, Fla. and Brian and Pattie Secor of Lansing, Mich. (CCH) n McKynzie Grace Mays, born April 9, daughter of Jessica Summerlin and Matthew Mays, both of New Hill. Grandparents are Michele Summerlin of Aberdeen, Johnny Jordan of Patrick, S.C. and Marion and Jerry Mays of New Hill. (CCH) n Nicholas James Wiseman, born April 9, son of Michelle Lee Ellen Ratliff of Spring Lake. (CCH) n Lillianna Mason Hauff, born April 9, daughter of Loval Kaye Adams of Sanford. Grandparents are Lisa Decker of Sanford and Henry Adams Jr. of Raleigh. (CCH) n Kayleigh Grace Booth, born April 10, daughter of Billy Joe and Crystal Flood Booth of Sanford. Grandparents are Karen and Joseph Flood of Elm City and John and Karon Booth of Swansboro. (CCH) n Raygen Diane Norton, born April 12, daughter of Ronda Faye Norton of Sanford. Grandparents are Diane Faye Rosser and Ronald W. Norton. (CCH) n Justin Paul Wright, born April 12, son of Jessica and Kenneth Wright of Goldston. Grandparents are Eileen Maddox, James Wright and Donna Rigsbee. (CCH) n Kolton John Powers, born April 13, son of Misty and Lance Powers of Sanford. Grandparents are Donnie Lee, Kathy Hunt, John Powers and Sheree Smith, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Aidyn Michael Williams, born April 14, son of Bree Johnson and Antwon Williams, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Sandi

Baldwin, Tonja Williams and Albert Moore, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Andi Jayne Spivey, born April 14, daughter of Danielle and Marshall Spivey of Sanford. Grandparents are William and Donna Palme and Mack and Ava Spivey, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Oliver Lee Morrison, born April 14, son of Jason Daniel and Teresa Ellis Morrison of Sanford. Grandparents are Tammy and John Matthews and Danny and Debra Morrison, all of Sanford, Darla and Randy Barefood of Jacksonville, Fla. and the late Keith Ellis. (CCH) n Cynceire Nar’Ceise Greene, born April 14, son of Shaniqua Bridges and Reginald Greene Jr., both of Sanford. Grandparents are Brenda Lemons and Yolanda Linnette Williams, both of Sanford, Chris Garner of Fuquay-Varina and Reginald Martinez Greene Sr. of Orlando, Fla. (CCH) n Alayla Denae Lucas, born April 14, daughter of September Desiree Hill of Sanford. Grandmother is Janet D. Hill of Sanford. (CCH) n Madelyn Rose Midford, born April 16, daughter of Holly and Mark Midford Jr. of Sanford. Grandparents are Sharon C. and Gary W. Harrington of Sanford and Mark and Doreen Midford of Manchester, Conn. (CCH) n Claire Brooke Marshall, born April 16, daughter of Kimberly and Troy Marshall of Sanford. Grandparents are Frank and Joyce Jackson of

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Raegan Paige Thomas turned 6 years old April 19. Her parents are Robert Andrew and Jennifer Irene Thomas of Sanford. Grandparents are Bill and Shirley Thomas of Sanford and Ralph and Cheryl Copeland of Saegertown, Pa. Great-grandparents are Dick and Sandra Williams of Cochranton, Pa. and Raymond Johnston of Conneart Lake, Pa.

Sanford, Gil and Lynn Cole of Topsail Beach and the late Robert Marshall. (CCH) n Shane Knight Braswell, born April 17, son of Amanda and Brian Braswell of Sanford. Grandparents are Mike West of Sanford and Elene Brainard of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. (CCH) n Noel David Mexicano’ Black Jr., born April 17, son of Jessica Black of Sanford. Grandparents are Harriett Chavez, Lisa McDuffie and Richard Wicker, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Micah Carl Alstatt, born April 17, son of Terry Lee and Carl Jacob Alstatt of Sanford. Grandparents are Henry and Mary Jane Galindo of Corpus Christi, Texas and Dee and Hanne Alstatt of Victorville, Calif. (CCH) n Destiny Yasmin Buitron Montufar, born April 17, daughter of Yaraldine Montufar Maldonado and Ruben Buitron. Grandparents are Araceli Maldonado, Salvador Morales, Fernanda Pantaleon and Miguel Buitron. (CCH) n Matthew Samuel Doby, born April 20, son of Christinia Marie McCurry and David Franklin Doby, both of Sanford. Grandparents are David and Tammy McCurry and David and Linda Dowdy, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Nathalia Ailyn, born April 20, daughter of Cristina Orellana and Reynaldo Hernandez, both of Sanford. (CCH) n Grayson Keith Norton, born April 20, son of Anthony and Jessica Rogers Norton of Siler City. (CCH)

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The 2010 Debutantes and their dates enjoyed an evening of beach music and shag lessons at a Beach Party honoring Kaitlyn Thomas on April 9 at the Lake Villanow Clubhouse. The hostesses for the event were Susan Britt, Laura Gay, Lee LeLiever, Sharon Spence, Carole Troutman and Peggy Womble. Each debutante was presented with a sand dollar charm and a shag shoes charm. Honoree Kaitlyn Thomas received a monogrammed tray. Pictured are (front row) Olivia Mercer, Virginia Wilson, Katie Basinger, Jennifer Norris, Brittany Chester and Wynne Dunham; (back row) Kaitlyn Thomas, Bracey Bethea, Catherine Dalrymple, Sterling Stewart, Elizabeth Feindel and Anja Wicker.


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LEE COUNTY FORESTRY ASSOCIATION Stephanie Romelczyk, Lee County Extension Horticulture Agent, (left) introduced speakers from the N.C. State University Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at the spring meeting of the Lee County Forestry Association. Dr. Mark Megalos, Extension Forestry Specialist, (right) and James Jeuck, Extension Associate, (center) presented a program on how forestry landowners may potentially realize income from the sale of carbon credits.

SANFORD NATIVE WINS NATIONAL SALES AWARDS Jacki Judd (left) was named Top Salesperson of the year at Pi Sigma Epsilonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 National Business Convention. She was nominated for Top Salesperson based on her performance throughout the year with PSE. She won top salesperson for the chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new member project, which was the annual selling of Attractions Books. She sold more than anyone in previous chapter history. She obtained the highest sponsorship for the chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Pig Pickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n by soliciting local businesses for donations. Also, Judd was named 1st winner of the Pro-Am Sell-A-Thon at the Atlantic Regional Conference. All of these credentials made her a finalist at the National Convention. The competition at Nationals involved presenting a sales pitch for any product or service. Judd also competed in the National Scholarship Program and received a $1,000 scholarship from ADP based on her PSE involvement, interviewing skills, professional recommendations and connection with corporate sponsors.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rozâ&#x20AC;? was the new doctor in Broadway. Betty was the first person to understand my obsession with writing and became a role model as a published author and a unique mother. After high school I worked as a staff writer for The Herald and encountered a unique woman Margrette Stone, who was experimenting with newspaper reporting after an extensive career in music and art. I loved listening to her ideas about culture, creativity, spirituality, and philosophy. While writing for a newspaper in Ohio in 1976 I interviewed Ann Klosterman who reared 12 children with her husband Cy, and they adopted me into their fold. Ann was an expert in nutritious cooking and natural living so I learned a lot about nourishing body, mind, and

spirit. She is 86 now, and we continue to be close friends. In 1981 I dated David Clegg whose mother Mary had encouraged him to pursue his dreams of becoming an attorney and being involved in politics. I loved the way she guided her son to success and enjoyed many meals from the kitchen of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mama Clegg.â&#x20AC;? Despite Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s demanding position as chief operating officer for the N.C. Employment Security Commission, based in Raleigh, he comes to Sanford every weekend to help take care of his mother. I often â&#x20AC;&#x153;set a spellâ&#x20AC;? with them. When reassessing my career and seeking my voice as a writer in 1998, I rented a cabin in Chatham County from Joanna Brightâ&#x20AC;Śanother wonderful mother and fabulous friend. Together we explored ideas for this column and dealt with the decline and death of her husband Walter. Since moving back to

Buckhorn in 2002 I rely on Ora Clayton in nearby Mamers to clip my newspaper articles and enjoy participating in her family gatherings. Meanwhile I spend time with my sister Carolyn and sisterin-love Sharon who are wonderful mothers and doting grandmothers. Their sons Todd, Mark, Billy, and Wayne are happily married to dedicated mothers: Tracey, Samantha, Kim, and Emily. Through the years I have welcomed Tony Lettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife Rozie and her mother Connie Leone and Janiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother-inlaw Beverly Coleman as maternal influences in my life. During the past three years my relationship with Michael Yarborough has allowed me the opportunity to spend time with my mother-in-law Ann Holt Yarborough who reared a great guy. Today Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister Elizabeth Schrull is preparing a marvelous meal for Ann; and her daughters Katie and Mollie will be honoring her as a

mother. On this Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day I will be visiting with several wonderful women and feeling love for many others. I am grateful for my experiences with numerous fantastic females with diverse personalities and different talents. Each has contributed to my development as a person and continue to influence who I am and inspire my progress. AlexSandra Lett is currently the mother of three four-year-old cats, King Khaki, Silver Queen, and Princess Joy. She is a professional speaker and the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natural Living, From Stress to Rest;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Timeless Place, Lettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Set a Spell at the Country Store;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timeless Moons, Seasons of the Fields and Matters of the Heart;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timeless Recipes and Remedies, Country Cooking, Customs, and Cures;â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coming Home to my Country Heart, Timeless Reflections about Work, Family, Health, and Spirit.â&#x20AC;?

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says Seth, 29. During concerts, they move from instrument to instrument, with Scott concentrating on the banjo and playing the drums when necessary, while Seth plays guitar and piano. Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed much since childhood, when his father, Jim, remembers him as the ringmaster of performances with Seth and their sister, Bonnie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just demanding in every way. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do that, do this. Watch this. This will be great, yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;all,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he says, shaking his head as he recalls his orders. The Avetts like to think that success hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed their lives. Both married, they live with their own families outside Concord, about 40 miles northeast of Charlotte, near the 60-acre farm where they grew up. Cows, dogs and roosters

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building castles that can be, and often are, swept aside by the rising tide of current events. When this happens we find it easy to whine and complain as though our world has come to an end. I am reminded of the story Jesus told in the Sermon on the Mount of the man who built his house on the sand: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the rains fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew upon it, it fell â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and great was its fallâ&#x20AC;? (Matthew 7:24-27 NASB). As you reflect on Kushnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story of children building a castle on the beach, ask yourself these questions: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Apart from my faith in God, what do I value most in life? If everything were taken from me except the one thing I treasure the most, what would that one thing be?â&#x20AC;? The children in Kushnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story knew something that most of us

are part of the landscape at their parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home, where, until just this year, the brothers were as likely to be found rolling hay as writing songs. As they sing in the barn during this interview, the cowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; moos override the music, and Scott tosses two bales to the muck below to quiet their complaints. What has changed for both Avetts is they no longer accept performances or lyrics that do not measure up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reality of these songs being attached to us for the rest of our lives is much more pertinent and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very aware of now. Whatever we put out there, to some extent, we have to answer for forever,â&#x20AC;? Scott says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And as long as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re performing and touring, if we write a song, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d really better believe in it because between now and the end of our lives, we might play that song 5,000 more times.â&#x20AC;?

have either forgotten or have never learned. We invest too much energy and time pursuing things that can be swept away in a momentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time. This is often called â&#x20AC;&#x153;majoring on minors.â&#x20AC;? During my years as a Christian minister I have served as the pastor of six churches and as interim pastor of nine other churches. Sometimes, like the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s castle on the beach, things did not work out the way I had planned. I am grateful for those things that worked well, but I am not blown away by the things that did not work out. I have tried to give my best. I have joy in my heart and can laugh because of the people who have held my hand along the way: first of all, my faithful and loving wife, some dedicated fellow ministers, several capable assistants in the church office, and many hundreds of committed church members. Who holds your hand as you make your journey through life?

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Upcoming events Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who have a desire to quit drinking alcohol. Meetings are held at 319 N. Moore St., Sunday at 4:30 p.m. for women’s meeting and 6 p.m. for speaker meeting; Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon, 6 and 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 6 p.m.; Saturday at noon. Meetings are held at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information, call (919) 776-5522.

Al-Anon Family Group

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experiences, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. Al-Anon believes that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recover. The N.C. Al-Anon District 7 Central Carolina Al-Anon Family Group meetings are held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., and 8 p.m. Fridays at the AA Hut, 319 N. Moore St. For more information, call (919) 776-5522.

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. each Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 Carthage St. For more information, call the Gamblers Anonymous hotline at (888) 846-4427, or visit www. gamblersanonymous.org.

Beaver Creek Cancer Support Group

The support group meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron. Directors are Gloria and Jimmy Wicker. For more information, call (919) 775-2544.

Friendship Masonic Lodge 763 A.F. & A.M.

The Friendship Masonic Lodge 763 A.F. & A.M. conducts its stated communication at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the meeting hall, located at 102 Main St. in Broadway. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.

Central Carolina Jaycees

The Central Carolina Jaycees meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month at the Jaycee Hut on Tryon Street. Membership is open to anyone between the age of 21 to 40.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Central Carolina Hospital’s Breast Cancer Support Group will hold monthly meetings for survivors of breast cancer at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Women’s Center at the hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, contact Gwyn Sandlin, Breast Health Navigator, at (919) 774-2213.

ALS Support Group The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Fayetteville Regional Airport Conference Room sponsored by The Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association. For more information, contact Suzanne Gilroy at (877) 568-4347 or Suzanne@catfishchapter. org.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Group The support group is open to anyone who has been diagnosed or think they may have a mood disorder or has a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with a mood disorder. The Harnett County group will meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the old CCCC Barber School, 17273 Hwy. 27 East, Sanford. The Lee County group will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Wilrik Apartments Ballroom, corner of Wicker and Steele, Sanford. For more information, contact Rae Wilson at (919) 775-5045 or brightside39@yahoo.com.

TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a nonprofit, international weight-loss support group, meets each Monday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 202 Summit Drive. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call (919) 775-7451 or (919) 258-6233.

HIV/AIDS Support An HIV/AIDS Support Group meets from noon to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at different locations in Chatham County. Lunch is provided. The group offers emotional support, education on medications, financial assistance and a caring environment. Any Chatham County resident with HIV/AIDS is invited to attend. Confidentiality is a must. For more information, contact Crystal Campbell at (919) 542-8271.

SEANC District 22 invites all state employees to join the SEANC meetings the second Monday of each month in the Spring Lake Library. For more information contact Michele Shaw, chairman, at www. micheleshaw22@gmail. com.

Relay for Life of Lee County Relay for Life of Lee County will be held May 14 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease by raising funds for cancer research. If you want to be part of Relay, you can start a team or join an existing team. Team captain meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at First Wesleyan Church. Contact Shirley Crissman at smcrissman@yahoo.com or visit www.leencrelay. org for more information.

The Sanford Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Enrichment Center. Facilitator is Linda Moore.

Lee County Mothers with Young Children Lee County Mothers with Young Children meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday. Mothers of children from birth to age 5 are welcome. For more information, call (919) 353-5617.

Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step recovery from compulsive overeating, meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Kerr Drugs, 1050 S. Horner Blvd., in the health and wellness learning lab. For more information, contact Marie at (910) 850-7863.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees The Sanford Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) association meets on the third Monday of each month. All active and retired Federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call President Jimmie Coggin at (919) 775-3197.

Marine Corps League Marine Corps League Detachment 1223 meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at VFW Stanley McLeod Post 5631 on Webb Street in Sanford. Any Marine who has served honorably is invited to join the Marine Corps League.

American Legion Post 382 American Legion Post 382 and Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. every Friday. Post 382 is located at 305 Legion Drive in Sanford.

Sanford Lodge No. 151 A.F. & A.M

DAV Chapter 83 of Moore County

The Sanford Lodge No. 151 A.F. & A.M. holds its regular communications at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, supper is usually served at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday. For further information, call (919) 499-8669. The Lodge is located at 231 Charlotte Ave., Sanford.

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 83 of Moore County meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at 1020 Priest Hill Road, Carthage. DAV is a service organization dedicated to assisting disabled veterans. Service officers are available to help veterans with VA paperwork Tuesday through Thursday. For an appointment, call (910) 944-1113.

Central Carolina Toastmasters The Central Carolina Toastmasters club meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in Room 802 of the College Fitness Center at Central Carolina Community College. Membership is open to the public. The club provides a relaxed atmosphere to help improve public speaking skills while developing leadership skills. For more information, call Cynthia Wilt at (919) 499-6009 or Vivian Rosser at (919) 7187236 or visit the website at www.centralcarolina. freetoasthost.biz.

Sanford Jobseekers Sanford Jobseekers, a faith-based support group for those who are unemployed, meets from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. each Wednesday at First Baptist Church. This week’s presenter will be Debbie Saelens, CCP, SPHR, HR Consultant, Career Coach and President of HR Alliance will speak on how to present yourself at an interview. The primary focus of the group is to give encouragement to those out of work, and provide programs to help that individual obtain employment. For questions, call (919) 776-6137.

Lee County Scottish Rite Club The Lee County Scottish Rite Club conducts its monthly meeting every month on the third Thursday at the Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant in Sanford. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and is held in the meeting room. All Scottish Rite Masons are welcome.

Fleet Reserve Association Fleet Reserve Association and Unit 259 meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Retired Military Association building in Fayetteville, located off Gillispe Street. For more information, call Chuch Dittmar at (910) 848-6126.

Meals on Wheels of Sanford Meals on Wheels of Sanford deliver nutritious specialized diet meals five days a week to residents of Sanford who are homebound and unable to prepare meals for themselves. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and are finding it difficult to pay for their meals. The Sanford Meals on Wheels Board of Directors supplements

some of the costs with donated funds. Sanford Meals on Wheels does not receive government funding and relies on charitable donations from organizations and individuals. For more information about Meals on Wheels, call (919) 708-4181. Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization. Tax deductable donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 2991, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Brownstone Home and Garden Club

The Brownstone Home and Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Enrichment Center. Members are asked to bring greenery and flowers to decorate for the “Gay 90’s” luncheon. Hostesses will be Carolyn Parrish and Louise Ray. Club news deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday. E-mail information to edwardsk@ sanfordherald.com.

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Lions Branch Club The Lions Branch Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Lions Club Fairground Lions Den. Cost is $6. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Teresa Dew at (919) 774-6273.

Veterans Discussion Group The Veterans Discussion Group meets at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Enrichment Center. Members and family are welcome.

Therapeutic Foster Parent Sessions Information sessions on becoming a Therapeutic Foster Parent with N.C. Mentor will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Simpson Executive Center, 503 Carthage St., Suite 302. For more information, call (919) 790-8580 ext. 7151.

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6C / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Clubs News Sanford Lions Club

The t.l.c. home Inc. in Sanford is a special place for 10 special people and hundreds of family members and friends. Rita H. Oglesbee, executive director, described the outstanding work and services provided at this 10-bed, intermediate care facility for children and adults with mental retardation and other disabilities in a program given at the Sanford Lions’ April 29 meeting. Lion George Kostrewa introduced his wife, Kathy, and Oglesbee who have served on the home’s board of directors. While t.l.c. serves all ages, all current residents are adults. Mrs. Oglesbee stressed the high quality of care ranging from the routine daily regimen to professional services offered by physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers and vocational trainers. Work of the direct care staff in building a trusting, emotionally supportive and close human relationship with each resident is the top priority, Oglesbee said. Also, the community based treatment program which brings residents into contact with other people and local activities such as store outings, bowling and fishing adds to the total growth and quality of life for t.l.c.’s clients. She invited anyone with questions or an interest in volunteering to contact the center or visit at 1775 Hawkins Ave. In other business, President Richard Hendley reminded members of the club’s big 75th Anniversary celebration planned in August with visitors including state and international Lions officials. Membership promotion night May 27 was discussed as members are urged to bring potential new Lions as guests. And the Fifth Annual Lions Golf Tournament will be June 5 at Quail Ridge Golf Club with golfers and hole sponsors still needed. A raffle was held with first-place winner, Worth Pickard, collecting half the pot. Second place was Don Morton, who won two Shriner’s fish fry tickets and third-place winner was George Kostrewa, winning a free meal at the next meeting. John Walden led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance while Kostrewa gave the invocation. Guests included Tom Mann of Raleigh, son of Russel Mann, and Lions Zone Chairman James Kizer of Buies Creek.

Exchange Club of Sanford

The Exchange Club of Sanford recently held its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet at the Exchange building on Golf Course Lane. President Henry Stewart presided over the event, which was attended by officers of the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Sanford Police Department, Broadway Police Department and North Carolina Highway Patrol. Law enforcement appreciation is a National Exchange Club event and is observed by Exchange Clubs throughout the United States. President Stewart and Vice President Mickey Parish complimented all departments for their service to our communities and extended an invitation to visit the Exchange Club of Sanford at any time. Cer-

tificates of appreciation were presented to each of the departments. The May calendar for the Exchange Club includes a family cookout on May 27 when the raffle drawing for a pre-paid gas card will be announced. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support the club’s community college scholarship endowment. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any Exchange Club member.

San-Lee Sunrise Rotary President Neal Jensen opened the meeting with the Quote of the Week, “I have great faith in fools — self confidence my friends call it,” from Edgar Allan Poe. Paul Dauphin led the Rotary invocation, and Ed Mishler led the Pledge of Allegiance. Rotary guest Larry Aiken from Jonesboro Rotary was recognized. In good news‚ Larry Mintz announced the Temple Theatre production of “South Pacific‚“ opened as a success. Mintz’s wife designed the sets for the play and his daughter made a special trip home for the play’s opening. Dave Merriman announced his 49th wedding anniversary, Charles Oldham praised the 9th annual Sanford Pottery Festival, and Ashley Hinman raised the recent Trace Players production. Kevin Kirkman stated the Shriner’s fish fry was a success, Terry Mullen learned how to make oatmeal cookies over the weekend and Martin Davis declared many in his family are having birthdays. President Jensen and his wife, Molly, celebrated her birthday by going to enjoy “South Pacific‚“ at the Temple and the production of “Wicked” at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham. In Club News‚ SanLee Sunrise Rotary will celebrate Charter Night on May 17 at the Buffalo Lake Club House starting at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a dessert for the event. There will be no morning meeting on May 17. Ron Moeller introduced Sparky Wilson, leader of The Carolina Trace Community Emergency Response Team, for a program describing how the Carolina Trace CERT, as a part of the Department of Homeland Security, trains neighbors to help neighbors in a major disaster when professional first responders may not be available. CERTS, sometimes called the responder of last resort, is activated when agencies that would be activated by a 911 call cannot respond. On May 22, the Trace CERT and 12 linked groups such as the Lake Trace Volunteer Boat Rescue, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Carolina Trace/Volunteer Fire Department and others will conduct a field exercise that simulates the major disaster with mass casualties that would accompany a hurricane direct hit on Lee County. Wilson stated North Carolina has been hit with 79 hurricanes or tropical storms in the last 50 year. He ended his presentation stating that hurricane season is almost here and it is time to check your home readiness kits, auto readiness kits and grabn-go bags, get a weather radio and get ready. Larry Mintz led the Four Way Test.

The Sanford Lions Club heard about the important and special work performed daily at the t.l.c. home, Inc. at its weekly meeting April 29. From left to right are Lions President Richard Hendley, t.l.c. Executive Director Rita H. Oglesbee, program chairman George Kostrewa and Kathy Kostrewa, who is secretary to the home’s board of directors. This 10-bed care facility serves those with mental and physical disabilities.

At the Exchange Club of Sanford’s recent Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet are local officers enjoying fellowship before the meal.

San-Lee Sunrise Rotarian Ron Moeller (right) introduced Sparky Wilson (center), leader of the Carolina Trace Community Emergency Response Team, for a program describing how the Carolina Trace CERT, as a part of the Department of Homeland Security, trains neighbors to help neighbors in a major disaster when professional first responders may not be available. Also pictured is San-Lee Sunrise Rotary President Neal Jensen.

At the Exchange Club of Sanford’s recent Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet is Exchange Club of Sanford President Henry Stewart (far right) presenting certificates of appreciation to (l-r) Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter, North Carolina Highway Patrol Officer Brian Crissman and Sanford Police Chief Ronnie Yarborough.

Pictured are Scholars Latino Initiative students Lizeth Martinez, Lisbeth Arias, Marcos Cejudo, Ian Collins and Christian Solis, along with Deborah Wilkes from Lee County Schools and Ian Collins from UNC, at a recent Jonesboro Rotary Club meeting. Speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Lee County on April 28 about the upcoming 22nd Annual Central Carolina Small Business Expo on May 12 is Zyhra Barber from the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center. Also pictured is Kiwanis of Lee member Kay Patterson (left). that scholarship for next year. Lisbeth is going to N.C. State next year. Aiken closed out the program by presenting Wilkes with a Handy Manny toy from the club for her son.

Rotary District 7690 Area 10 Student Exchange representative Roberto Lopez is pictured with his host family, Phil and Nena Richmond, his youth counselor, Tom Dossenbach, and Sanford Rotary Club President James Mitchell. Lopez presented a program to the club about his past year in Sanford as an exchange student from Mexico.

Jonesboro Rotary Club Jonesboro Rotary met Thursday for its regular meeting. President Kate Rumely showed off the plaque the club received at the District Conference for the hard work that the club did in achieving Gold Club status again. Rumely then asked Michele Bullard and Richard Carlson for their thoughts on the conference. Rumely then congratulated Larry Aiken for winning the Meritorious Service Award for the year at District Conference. John Ramsperger then blessed the food. The club welcomed guests Deborah Wilkes, along wtih Scholars Latino Initiative students Christian Solis, Lizeth Martinez, Marcos Cejudo and Lisbeth Arias. Also from UNC were Ian Collins and Connie Tran, mentors for the SLI Program, and Pam Patterson and Johnnie Waller from Lee County Schools. Aiken noted that the ongoing school program was over at J. Glenn Edwards and Bullard said that Greenwood will finish on May 7. Ray Martin reminded the club of the Bread-

basket next week on the first Friday. Al Rushatz announced that the Barry Butzer Golf Tournament was Saturday. Howard Bokhoven gave an upbeat stock report. Today’s raffle raised $56 and was won by Van Sillaman. The program was on the Scholars Latino Initiative, which Wilkes is the coordinator. This program was begun by Peter Kaufman, (then from UNC), to encourage Latinos to go to college. It began at Jordan-Matthews High School, then came to Lee County High School and now in Asheboro. Each high school sophomore in the program is paired with a UNC sophomore. In 2003, 21 percent of Latinos dropped out of high school. In 2009, 44 percent of Latinas and 34 percent of Latinos enroll in college. The program involves mentoring, College Prep, Early College, Cultural Enrichment and opportunities for Public Service. Thus far 61 students have completed the program and have gone to college. The University of Richmond allots four spots with full scholarships each year. Marcos has received

Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society met April 27 at the Lee County Library Auditorium. Dr. Matt Garrett, who served as the fourth president of Central Carolina Community College, spoke on the history of the college. In 1952, the Governor appointed a commission to plan for a statewide education system for adults. The facilities were to be within driving distance of all citizens and the classes were to be offered free. No real action was taken until 1957 when Gov. Luther Hodges asked the state Board of Education to fund the first seven facilities. Lee County did not get picked but did get approved to start if the county could find the money. When the county commissioners and the board of education named a committee for this purpose, they asked for $275,000 and a building. A director, William A. Martin, was named and in August of 1961 the first class, a week-long class in how to find a job, was taught. The first location was the school bus garage on Nash Street. The first career class to be taught was for electricial linemen. Meanwhile the first campus building was built with the $275,000 on Kelly Drive. In September 1962, classes in metal machining, heat and

air conditioning repair and drafting were added. The college had 59 students and seven teachers. In 1963, N.C. passed a bill for a separate Department of Community Colleges. Colleges were not to discriminate and local boards were not under the school boards anymore. A funding formula was set up whereby the county pays for facilities and the state pays for staff and equipment (about 80 percent). Lee County has one of the lowest costs of all community colleges. Classes in Chatham and Harnett counties were added in 1964 and the following year two-year degree curriculum was offered. CCCC has started more new curriculums than any other community college in the state. The college has gone from being named Central Carolina Technical Institute to Central Carolina Technical College and finally to Central Carolina Community College in 1987. In 2010, CCCC offered 270 distance courses per semester. There were 2,814 distance students this spring, with students in seven foreign countries. The Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, which belongs to CCCC, was built in 1991. As a state legislator, Dennis Wicker procured $1.3 million for its construction. Twenty thousand students at 16 locations in three counties are enrolled for 2009-10. The 50th anniversary celebration will be held in 2011. The Society’s next meeting will be May 25 at the Library auditorium. Tommy Prickett of Carthage’s Fry-Prickett Funeral Home, will speak

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Young at Heart’s program for its May 3 meeting was Gospel singing by Sandra Rosser (left) and Bobby Barber from Sanford.

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President Matt Jackson presided over the monthly business meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Lee County held at Davison’s Steaks on April 28. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Helen Culberson and the invocation was given by David Caplan. Dal Langston sold the project fund tickets and Jody Thompson was the winner. Celeste Hurting was the guest of Lyn Hankins. Jimmy Tucker announced that the Kiwanis AKtion Club would be going fishing at San Lee Park on May 19 and he encouraged joining them for the fun. Susan Campbell reminded everyone of the new schedule for reading at Head Start, which is now at one location in Lemon Springs. Janet Tucker volunteered for the next reading. Lyn Hankins told the membership that the college scholarship recipients would be announced at the next meeting. Jackson reminded everyone of the YMCA Prayer breakfast that is set for May 6 where the Kiwanis of Lee will be sponsoring a table. R.V. Hight reminded every-

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Lee Senior High School prom and he returned it with no damages. Tom Spence announced that he would begin a new interim at Culdee Presbyterian Church in Moore County on May 9. Dick Poletti was especially proud of his four grandchildren. Ted Lanier was grateful for the opportunity of hosting Roberto, the club’s exchange student. Roberto responded by expressing his gratitude to the club. Mitchell expressed his gratitude to the Richmond family for their cooperation and generosity in providing a home for Roberto this past year. Phil Richmond expressed his appreciation to his wife, Nena, for taking on this responsibility. Bill Lawrence won $13 in the 50/50 raffle. Phil Richmond introduced Roberto Lopez, who presented the program for the day. Roberto has been the club’s exchange student for the past year and will be returning to his home in Mexico in a few weeks. Roberto’s remarks were illustrated by a very clever and colorful power point presentation. His comments were organized around the following headings: First Impressions, Best Moments, What I Learned, Vision for the Future, Rotary in My Future. Among first impressions wee the huge meals which Americans eat, the love of dogs, husbands doing domestic work and the freedom of religion. Best moments for Roberto were riding horses, going to the beach, participating in R.O.T.C. and the Broadway parade, his first snow, celebration of Christmas, visits to Washington, D.C., and the Naval Academy, and a youth Christian event. Roberto enjoyed the Rotary Gala Night and the table games. He was very excited about his family’s visit, and joining an uncle at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta. He remembered a meeting with exchange students from other nations. He was appreciative of his time spent with the Hinman family. Thanksgiving was a meaningful family event, with Mercy, Phil’s mother-in-law, present at the table. Roberto at-

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tended the District Conference in Asheville, and was very excited to be so near President Obama and his wife who were vacationing at the same resort. Roberto learned that the American culture is very diverse, and people are usually respectful of human differences. He observed that Americans are very competitive, and conscious of time and schedules. He noted that Americans are always planning for the future. He observed that religious faith is very personal and people seem willing to talk about their beliefs. Roberto expects to become involved with Rotary when he returns to Mexico. He will finish high school and will then attend college, perhaps in the United States. Roberto has learned from the Rotary experience that service to humanity takes place all the time. He will remember that the Rotarians in Sanford are his friends. He wants to travel and see more of the world. Roberto closed his remarks with, “Viva Rotary.” After generous applause, President James thanked Roberto, and noted that a children’s book would be placed in the local library in his honor. The meeting closed with Ted Lanier leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Bill Lawrence leading the Four-Way Test.

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart Senior Citizens’ Club held its monthly meeting and dinner on May 3 with President Don Clayton presiding. The program for the evening was Gospel singing by Sandra Rosser and Bobby Barber from Sanford. If you would like more information regarding the Young at Heart Senior Citizens’ Club, contact May Kerr, secretary at 776-2845. The Young at Heart Club meets the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, Asbury Church Road, Sanford. The June meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 7.


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8C / Sunday, May 9, 2010 / The Sanford Herald HEALTH BEAT

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New device zaps airways to help asthmatics breathe By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON — People with severe asthma are getting a radically different treatment option: A way to snake a wire inside their lungs and melt off some of the tissue that squeezes their airways shut. Bronchial thermoplasty isn’t for everyone, just a subset who wheeze despite today’s best medications. It’s neither a cure nor without risk. But the Alair system, rolling out this month, offers the first method of physically altering spasm-prone airways. “It does seem to improve your ability to live with your asthma,” says Dr. Michael Silver of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, who isn’t involved with Alair’s manufacturer but has monitored its development. “I certainly have moved from skeptical to, it has a niche.” “It’s a very novel, very innovative treatment” — but only for the right patient, agrees Dr. William Calhoun of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a spokesman for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. About 22 million Americans have asthma, and medications offer good control for many patients. Still, asthma kills about 4,000 people a year and hospitalizes at least

half a million. Up to 15 percent of patients have severe disease, experiencing frequent attacks despite daily medication — and too often needing emergency-room care to end the gasping. “It’s like slow suffocation,” says John Rapp, 59, of Arlington, Va., who wound up in the ER four or five times a year before participating in a study of bronchial thermoplasty. California-based Asthmatx Inc. estimates its Alair system, which the Food and Drug Administration approved last week, could target up to 2 million adults like Rapp. Asthma is a twopronged disease. First, inflammation inside the lung’s branch-like airways narrows those channels to make breathing difficult. The airways also contain a layer of muscle tissue that spasms when something irritates the lungs. That so-called smooth muscle can double in thickness with repeated attacks, making airways increasingly twitchy. Bronchial thermoplasty beams radiofrequency waves to heat up and shrink that muscle layer so that airways can’t constrict as badly during an asthma attack. In a half-hour outpatient procedure, doctors thread a flexible tube called a bronchoscope through the nose or throat and down into the airways. An electrode at

the tip beams those RF waves through the airway wall to reach the muscle underneath without causing a burn. A company-funded study tested 288 adults at 30 medical centers. About two-thirds received bronchial thermoplasty. The rest got a sham treatment, a bronchoscope that reached into their airways but didn’t fire — to be sure that if people felt better, it was due to the thermoplasty and not a placebo effect. Indeed, sham-treated patients reported feeling better. Both groups stayed on their daily medications. It takes three treatments a few weeks apart to reach different parts of the lungs. But a year later, thermoplasty-treated patients reported better improvements in quality of life, fewer severe asthma attacks — 26 percent of thermoplasty patients had one compared with 40 percent of the sham patients — and, importantly, a major drop in ER visits. The drawback: Thermoplasty irritates airways, meaning risks right after treatment that include temporarily worse asthma, a partially collapsed lung and coughing up blood. Some 8.4 percent of thermoplasty patients required hospitalization, mostly on the day of treatment, compared with 2 percent of the sham group. “If you’re willing to

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take that short-term risk, the long-term benefits are substantial in quality-of-life,” concludes Dr. Mario Castro of Washington University in St. Louis, who led the study. “We’ve maximized everything we currently have available for these patients ... and they’re still not controlled.” The big caution, says Rush’s Silver: What are the long-term effects? RF is used safely in other health conditions, and animal studies and some patients tracked for several years don’t suggest problems. But Silver asks if scarring might show up years later and how long thermoplasty’s benefits last. The FDA is requiring Asthmatx to conduct a five-year study to find out. Thermoplasty isn’t for patients currently experiencing worsening asthma or who have an infection or a bleeding disorder, FDA warns. And candidates must have realistic expectations, adds Texas’ Calhoun. Thermoplasty doesn’t reach smaller airways, or treat asthma’s inflammatory side. Typical bronchoscopes range from $2,000 to $4,000, he says, and it’s not how much an Alair-aided one will cost. Asthmatx says the disposable catheter for each procedure costs $1,500; doctors also will need the wire-heating machine, which costs about $30,000, similar to other radiofrequency generators.

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