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JACKETS HOPE TO TURN TRAGEDY INTO TRIUMPH Lee County’s baseball team will carry heavy hearts into their second-round road playoff game with Richmond County tonight. Game time is 7 p.m. Page 1B

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Students and well-wishers visit a makeshift memorial to Lee County High School student Josh Britt as school lets out Monday. Hundreds of students gathered at the spot at Paul Gay Stadium Monday to pay tribute to their classmate killed in an accident on U.S. 1 Friday night.

‘HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON’ SCIENTISTS WORRY OIL MAY END UP IN KEYS With BP finally gaining some control over the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are increasingly worried that huge plumes of crude already spilled could get caught in a current that would carry the mess all the way to the Florida Keys and beyond, damaging coral reefs and killing wildlife Page 9A

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AUTO DEALERS OBJECT TO FINANCIAL REGULATIONS The nation’s 18,000 auto dealers are trying to cut themselves a deal in the Senate, seeking exemption from proposed consumer regulations that would police how they write car loans

Lee County High School ‘eerily silent’ as students come to grips with the ‘senseless’ death of Josh Britt, a popular student and athlete By BILLY LIGGETT bliggett@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — The news spread quickly Friday night, less than an hour after emergency crews responded to the horrific scene on U.S. 1. Phone calls. Text messages. Emails. Online social networks. By Saturday morning, an entire community of students and their families shared the same silent shock after hearing of the death of Josh Britt, a good-looking and well-liked 17-year-old Lee County High School student who was but a few weeks away from becoming a senior. On Sunday, a few thousand people had joined memorial websites created on Facebook, and on Monday morning, a few students took a helmet, some flowers and spray paint to the football field to create a memo-

FUNERAL SERVICE The funeral service for Joshua “Josh” Britt has been changed to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, located a 1801 Nash St. in Sanford. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ashley Heights Baptist Church Cemetery in Aberdeen. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lee County High School Booster Program in memory of Josh Britt: P.O. Box 2421, Sanford NC, 27331.

rial to No. 9, Britt’s number on the varsity squad. “It’s been very quiet today. Most of the time, you could hear a pin drop,” said LCHS student Kaleigh Ingersoll, a friend of Britt who paid another visit to

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Josh Britt, 17, smiles for a prom picture in late April. The Lee County High School junior was killed Friday night when his vehicle slammed into a car parked in the middle of U.S. 1 with no lights on. Police are still investigating the crash.

CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Congressman tours district’s STEM lab

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STATE SENATE BUDGET WOULD OK TEACHER FURLOUGHS

By BILLY BALL

The Senate’s proposed education budget unveiled Monday would cut less deeply next year compared to changes sought by Gov. Beverly Perdue but would allow local school districts to furlough teachers and use lottery funds as a last resort to prevent layoffs

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TO INFORM, CHALLENGE AND CELEBRATE

Vol. 80, No. 115 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

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CCCC student Alejandra Benitez (right) of Lee County receives congratulations from Johnny Shull, business administration lead instructor, during the college’s Academic Excellence Awards program. Read about all the award winners inside, Page 3A.

HAPPENING TODAY n Career Blitz 2010 — a free career management seminar — will be offered from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Seating is limited for Career Blitz 2010. For information about the seminar, contact Jane Wesley at (919) 774-8435.

SANFORD — U.S. Congressman Bob Etheridge, D-Lillington, got a look at some of Lee County’s youngest engineers Monday. The lawmaker toured one of Lee County Schools’ most touted science labs at East Lee Middle School as Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives ramp up for a science and engineering education funding bill this week.

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OBITUARIES

SCOTT MOONEYHAM

Sanford: Josh Britt, 17; Anthony Boswell, 48; Jeff Hickman, 28; Charlotte Lutton, 81 Broadway: Sondra Matthews, 66; Larry Sykes, 58

Luckily, the state budget is not Greek, otherwise we’d all be in serious trouble

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY n The Chatham County Board of Elections will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Board of Elections Office, 984D Thompson St., Pittsboro. n The Lee County Partnership for Children will hold an Audit/Finance Meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 143 Chatham Street. n The Lee County Board of Education’s Policy Committee meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at the Heins Education Building. n The Sanford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Sanford.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Tiffany Garrett, Natalie Butts, Jennie Taylor, Lee Lamm, John Dowdy, Richard Boone Hancock, Melanie Yarborough, Landri Elizabeth Stein, Latoyia Nichole Toomer, Latavia KaNarsha Bland, Jesse Michael Morris, Caleb Walter Mashburn, Ishyna Buie, Alexander Lee McKenzie, Carmen Collins, Margaret M. Heck, Ada Tyson Peoples, Robina M. Kelly, Anthony Wicker, Wade Crump and Junior Hill. CELEBRITIES: Actor Bill Macy is 88. Hallof-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 86. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson is 73. Bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) is 68. Baseball Hallof-Famer Reggie Jackson is 64. Actress Candice Azzara is 63. Country singer Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 62. Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) is 61. Actor James Stephens is 59. Country singer George Strait is 58. Actor Chow Yun-Fat is 55. Rock singer-musician Page Hamilton is 50. Contemporary Christian musician Barry Graul (MercyMe) is 49. Singer-actress Martika is 41. Comedian-writer Tina Fey is 40. Rock singer Jack Johnson is 35. Actor Matt Long is 30. Christian-rock musician Kevin Huguley (Rush of Fools) is 28. Actor Spencer Breslin is 18.

Almanac Today is Tuesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2010. There are 227 days left in the year. This day in history: On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing. In 1860, the Republican Party convention in Chicago nominated Abraham Lincoln for president. In 1896, the Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept that was renounced 58 years later with the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision. In 1910, Halley’s Comet passed by earth, brushing it with its tail. In 1920, Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla in Wadowice, Poland. In 1926, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, Calif.; she reappeared more than a month later, claiming to have been kidnapped. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces finally occupied Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle that claimed some 20,000 lives. In 1953, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, Calif. In 1969, astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Thomas P. Stafford and John W. Young blasted off aboard Apollo 10 on a mission to orbit the moon. In 1980, in the South Korean city of Kwangju, townspeople and students began a nine-day uprising that was finally put down by troops.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING n The Lee County American Red Cross will hold a water skills for lifeguarding class in May. Call (919) 774-6857 to register. n Central Fire Station at 512 Hawkins Avenue 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.

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TODAY n Senior Games & Silver Arts of Lee County opening ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. For all Senior Games & Silver Arts participants. Guest tickets are $3. n Career Blitz 2010 — a free career management seminar — will be offered from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. Seating is limited for Career Blitz 2010. For information about the seminar, contact Jane Wesley at 919.774.8435 or info@lcedc.com. n The Festival Singers of Lee County will rehearse at 7 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church choir room, located at 203 Hawkins Avenue in Sanford. This community group welcomes new members to join and sing in the upcoming May 23 free spring concert. For more information, call 774-4608 or 776-3624.

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Amanda Saunders gave birth to her first child, Chelsey Mae Smith, at 10:06 a.m. on Mother’s Day. Chelsey weighed a healthy 7 pounds and 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Chelsey was the only baby born at Central Carolina Hospital this past Mother’s Day. 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.

WEDNESDAY n Mary Upchurch, Senior Tarheel Legislature Representative, will speak at a Lunch & Learn program at noon at The Enrichment Center. n Gary Thomas 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.

THURSDAY n “Let’s Talk” with Mayor Cornelia Olive will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. n Sanford Area Photographers Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. n The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Lunch and Learn” event at 11:30 a.m. Topic this month is “Identity Theft Compliance,” presented by Brian Kennedy of Brian Kennedy Global. Cost for lunch is $10. For more information, call the Chamber at (919) 775-7341. n Miller-Boles Funeral Home will be hosting its fourth annual Lee County Emergency Services Appreciation Dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ron’s Barn in appreciation for their commitment to their jobs and time they sacrifice away from their families for their dedicated services to our community. n Sanford Elks Lodge #1679, 910 Carthage St., barbecue chicken plate fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or as long as plates are available at $6 per plate. Call 776-7537 or 776-3660 for

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FRIDAY n The O’Neal School graduation will be held at 6 p.m. at Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College, Pinehurst. n Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn blankets and chairs, purchase dinner from a downtown restaurant and enjoy a movie under the stars every Friday night at Depot Park (106 Charlotte Avenue) this spring. These family-friendly movies are free and open to the public; movies start at 8 p.m. For further details please contact DSI at (919) 775-8332, e-mail downtown@sanfordnc.net or visit www. downtownsanford.com. This week’s movie is “E.T.”

SATURDAY n CPR for the profession-for lifeguards class, sponsored by Lee County American Red Cross, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (919) 7746857 to register. n Pet First Aid and CPR class, sponsored by Lee County American Red Cross, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call (919) 774-6857 to register.

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MAY 26 n Gary Thomas 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.

MAY 27 n The Northwood Concert Band, directed by Eugene Cottrell, will present “Our Freedom,” the 11th annual concert for Memorial Day at 7 p.m. in the Benjamin J. Lee Auditorium on the Northwood High School campus. This year’s special guest is country/blues artist Windy City Slim. Advance tickets are $10 ahead of time and $15 at the door. Order tickets online at www.SeatYourself.biz/northwoodband or from band members or band booster members. Cottrell is also available at (919) 542-4181 to take ticket orders.

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LILLINGTON (MCT) — Nearly four months after a 13-year-old Harnett County teen was shot and killed by two sheriff’s deputies along N.C. 87, the State Bureau of Investigation says the shooting inquiry is ongoing. In the early morning hours of Jan. 19, two Harnett County Sheriff’s deputies spotted 13-yearold Joseph Wheeler walking along Nursery Road toward N.C. 87 carrying several bags. About 2:25 a.m., the deputies, Cpl. T. Assman and Sgt. T. Daggett, approached the teen, who was seated in the ditch outside a convenience store at 1943 N.C. 24-87. When the deputies asked to search Wheeler’s bags, he pulled out a gun and started shooting at them at point-blank range. Assman was shot in the leg. Deputies returned fire, killing Wheeler. Jennifer Canada, a spokeswoman for the SBI, said investigators are waiting on a few more reports before handing over their findings to District Attorney Susan Doyle’s office. The SBI investigates any shooting deaths where law enforcement is involved as a matter of protocol, Canada said. The N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has not released Wheeler’s autopsy, which was performed days after the shooting. A spokesman said the office still was waiting on final medical reports before releasing the autopsy findings. Canada said the SBI, nor any other agency, had been withholding the autopsy results during the investigation. No special instructions or changes in policy were imposed on the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office as a result of the incident, Canada said. Assman and Daggett were placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation, Canada said.

SANFORD — Central Carolina Community College honored members of its graduating class during the Academic Excellence Awards program May 5 at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Students were recognized for excellence by the academic programs, as well as for serving as college Ambassadors, excelling in both academics and sports, and being honored in Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges. Students honored and their awards, by county, are:

Chatham County Jamie Beavers — Academic Excellence in Human Services; Richard Bogart — Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges, Academic Excellence in Electronics Engineering Technology; Stephen Boyte Sr. — Academic Networking Technology Student of the Year; Bentley Frazier — Academic Telephony Student of the Year; Cheryl Hillard — Academic Excellence in Early Childhood/Teacher Associate; Emily Needham — Outstanding Ambassador Service Award, Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges; Jennifer O’Brien — Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges, Outstanding Student in Early Childhood/Teacher Associate; Lisa Powers — Academic Excellence in Human Resource Management; Jeremy Rushlow — Outstanding Ambassador Service Award, Dallas Herring Award Nominee, and Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges.

Harnett County Joshua Bussey, Jeffrey Cannady, Shawna Cash, Lori Dewar, Skye Hoffman, Taylor Kennedy, Kimberly Liles, David Mansfield. Sondra McDougald, and Edwina McKoy — Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior

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Central Carolina Community College student Richard Bogart (right) of Chatham County, is congratulated by Jerry Clendenen, Electronics Engineering Technology lead instructor during the college’s May 5 Academic Excellence Awards program. Colleges; JoAnne Geddie — Outstanding Student in Early Childhood Education; Lynn Joyner — Academic Excellence in Early Childhood Education; Malcolm Murchison — Outstanding Student in Computer Information Technology; Ashley Ross — Outstanding Ambassador Service Award, Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges; Jamie Yeatman — Outstanding Ambassador Service Award, Academic Scholar Athlete, Academic Excellence Award, Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges, and Academic Excellence in Laser & Photonics Technology.

Lee County Erick Andino — Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges, Outstanding Student in Electronics Engineering Technology; Amanda Barnes, Tanya Haislip and David Nettleton IV — Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges; Alejandra Benitez — Outstanding Ambassador Service Award, Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges, Outstanding Student in Business Administration; Benjamin Boggs, Josh Mize and Delanie Warcup — Academic Scholar Athlete. Alex Bridges — Outstand-

TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials say the pilot of a single-engine plane was uninjured after he missed a grassy rural runway and landed on U.S. Highway 76 in South Carolina. Florence County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Nunn told the Morning News of Florence that pilot Phillip Brown of Sanford attempted to land Sunday at Huggins Memorial Airport. No traffic on the road was involved in the crash but the highway was closed Sunday afternoon as the plane was removed and aviation fuel was cleaned up. The newspaper reported that the plane is a Cirrus SR22 and is owned by Norma One LLC based in Charleston. Nunn said the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

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Cumberland County Hillary Daly — Who’s Who Among Students in America’s Junior Colleges.

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Robeson County Dustin Locklear — Academic Telephony Student of the Year.

Wake County Ashley Burgess — Outstanding Student in Human Resource Management; and, Hunter Roberts — Academic Excellence in Machining Technology.

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

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ave you ever felt as if you would like to give some of your time and talents to Lee County? There are numerous agencies who would love to have volunteers from the community. The Lee County Board of Commissioners is among the groups looking for volunteers — individuals who would be willing to serve on various county boards and commissions. Here is a listing of those various boards and commissioners of which there are vacancies this year: Agriculture Advisory Board (6 vacancies); Sanford Board of Adjustments (1 vacancy); Economic Development Corporation (2 vacancies); CCCC Board

of Trustees (1 vacancy); Fire Advisory Board (3 vacancies); Board of Health — 1 Dentist, 1 Pharmacist, 1 Medical Doctor and 2 General Public members; Cemetery Board (5 vacancies); Industrial Facilities & Pollution Control Financing Authority (1 vacancy); Library Board of Trustees (3 vacancies); Mid-Carolina Workforce Development (2 vacancies); Parks and Recreation Commission (1 vacancy); Lee County Planning Board (5 vacancies); Sanford Planning Board — alternate (1 vacancy); Rest Home-Nursing Home Advisory Board (9 vacancies); Senior Services Advisory Board (2 vacancies); COLTS Transportation Advisory Board (1 vacancy);

and Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (2 vacancies). Richard Hayes, chairman of the county commissioners, says the board is “very serious wanting to encourage new people to get involved in county government on a year to year basis. We seek interested, active citizens of all ages who are willing to be appointed and who want to serve their fellow citizens, in one capacity or another, perhaps for the first time, and to bring new, fresh ideas to the table ... for the benefit of all.” So who is qualified? “All citizens 21 years old or older who are Lee County residents, who are knowledgeable and dedicated to serving

Lee County for up to two consecutive 3-year terms (unless otherwise stipulated by state law) and prepared to participate in all regularly called meetings as stipulated in the bylaws and called by the committee chairman,” says Hayes. The county has been wellserved by these boards and commissions over the years. It’s important that dedicated men and women continue to step to the forefront of responsibility in service to our county and its citizens. It’s great that we have experienced individuals on these boards and commissions — and it’s critical that there are others who are willing to serve and

bring fresh ideas to the table. There are many vacancies — and it would be nice if our commissioners have plenty of choices to find the very best people available to serve in these different capacities. This is a great time to step forward and offer your service to the citizens of this county on one of these various boards and commissions. Commissioners will make the appointments to these boards at the June 21 meeting. Applications are due no later than May 31st and can be found on the website lee countync.gov ... or, contact Gaynell Lee, Clerk to the Board, at (919) 718-4605 or by email at glee@leecountync.gov.

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ALEIGH — A.B. Swindell, a state senator from Nash County, emerged from closed-door budget talks as the North Carolina General Assembly was about to convene for another year. “These are strange times,” Swindell said, leaving it at that. I assumed that the strangeness to which he referred had to do with weighing budget cuts and spending increases in yet another year where state tax collections weren’t exactly overwhelming the folks in charge of processing the money. ... ... the Democratic politicians in charge walked with a bit more jump in their step after a jobs report showing that the country added 290,000 jobs in April. House Speaker Joe Hackney talked about hearing more optimism from people as he traveled around the state. And he reminded a group of reporters that North Carolina isn’t like Washington or Greece. “We balance the state budget every year,” he said. The Orange County lawyer echoed the words of Gov. Beverly Perdue as she had rolled out her $20.6 billion state spending plan amid discussion of remaking state government. Hackney spoke of streamlining and prioritizing. Legislative Republicans, meanwhile, talked about structural deficits, which in legislative parlance means unsustainable spending. Their solution was a spending freeze. Why come up with specific ideas to ease long-term spending pressures and actually make some constituency mad? Outside the Legislative Building, just 60 or so protesters from the tea party crowd showed up for the opening day of the legislative session after pledging to surround the building. They came calling for the Democratically-controlled state legislature to join efforts to block national health care reform. They might have better spent their time asking the Neuse River to flow west. Then again, they weren’t rioting like their disaffected counterparts in Greece. But the disconnect, inside and outside the building, seemed about as great. With the politicians, the reality hasn’t sunk in that the thorny political problems aren’t so likely to dissipate as the economy improves. A growing elderly population, escalating health care costs and retiring state workers promised defined retirement benefits – especially in such volatile investment markets — will see to that. With the protesters, the reality hasn’t sunk in that those political problems are, in large part, a result of an electorate that occasionally yaps about government deficits but mostly demands that politicians allow them to live beyond their means. At some point, in North Carolina and elsewhere, these lines will cross. Government will actually have to be remade.

Alienation of Latinos W ASHINGTON — Has the Republican Party become, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently charged, the “anti-immigrant party”? The accusation is overbroad. Republicans (and others) who are offended by chaos at the southern border, who are concerned about the strains placed by illegal immigration on public services and who believe enforcement should precede comprehensive reform, are not necessarily “anti-immigrant.” Reid has an interest in painting with the broadest possible brush to motivate Hispanic supporters in his own, uphill re-election campaign. But it would be absurd to deny that the Republican ideological coalition includes elements that are anti-immigrant — those who believe that Hispanics, particularly Mexicans, are a threat to American culture and identity. When Arizona Republican Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth calls for a moratorium on legal immigration from Mexico, when then-Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., refers to Miami as a “Third World country,” when State Rep. Russell Pearce, one of the authors of the Arizona immigration law, says Mexicans’ and Central Americans’ “way of doing business” is different, Latinos can reasonably assume that they are unwelcome in certain Republican circles. The intensity of these Republican attitudes is evident, not just from what activists say, but from what Republican leaders are being forced to say. Republican Sen. John McCain, a long-term supporter of humane, comprehensive immigration reform, has run a commercial feeding fears of “drug and human smuggling, home invasions, murder” by illegal immigrants. Never mind that the level of illegal immigration is down in Arizona, or that skyrocketing crime rates along the border are a myth. McCain’s tag line — “Complete the danged fence” — will rank as one of the most humiliating capitulations in modern political history. Ethnic politics is symbolic and personal. Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy gained African-American support by calling Coretta Scott King while her husband was in prison. Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater lost support by voting against the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A generation of African-Americans voters never forgot either gesture. Republicans have now sent three clear signals to Hispanic voters: Proposition 187 in California, attempting to deny illegal immigrants health care and public education; the immigration debate of 2006, dominated by strident Republican opponents of reform; and now the Arizona immigration law. According to a 2008 study by the Pew Hispanic Center, 49 percent of Hispanics said that Democrats had more concern for people of their background; 7 percent believed this was true of Republicans. Since the Arizona controversy, this gap can only have grown larger. In a matter of months, Hispanic voters in Arizona have gone from being among the most pro-GOP in the nation to being among the most hostile.

Local families and businesses are having to cut their budgets to make ends meet. Meanwhile, our local government maintains the status quo. Chairman Richard Hayes wouldn’t know bare bones if some were placed upon his lap. Hayes applauded government workers for bearing the strain of a full-time job with premium benefits in a county with unemployment levels ranging from 13-15 percent. Hayes is as out of touch with Lee County as this bloated budget. The county manager could have provided for tax relief in the budget if Hayes and “Doc” Oldham would let others participate. After reading its article on the budget, it looks like The Herald is applying for a PR position with Hayes. — dchris46

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Michael Gerson Columnist Michael Gerson is a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group

Immigration issues are emotional and complex. But this must be recognized for what it is: political suicide. Consider that Hispanics now make up 40 percent of the K-12 students in Arizona, 44 percent in Texas, 47 percent in California, 54 percent in New Mexico. Whatever temporary gains Republicans might make feeding resentment of this demographic shift, the party identified with that resentment will eventually be voted into singularity. In a matter of decades, the Republican Party could cease to be a national party. Even describing this reality invites scorn from those who regard immigration as a matter of principle instead of politics. But this represents a deep misunderstanding of politics itself. In America, political ideals are carried by parties. Republicans who are pro-business and pro-life, support a strong national defense and oppose deficit spending depend on one another to achieve influence. Each of these convictions alienates someone — pro-choice voters, economic liberals, pacifists. But Republican activists who alienate not an issuegroup but an influential, growing ethnic group are a threat to every other constituency. The vocal faction of anti-immigrant Republicans is not merely part of a coalition; it will eventually make it impossible for anyone else in that coalition to succeed at the national level. The good news for Republicans is that Hispanics tend to be entrepreneurial and socially conservative. While the general image of the GOP held by Hispanics is poor, individual Republican candidates can make significant inroads. In presidential elections, Hispanic support can swing widely. In 1996, Bill Clinton got 72 percent of the Hispanic vote. In 2004, John Kerry’s support was in the 50s. And Republicans do not need to win a majority of the Latino vote to compete nationally, just a competitive minority of that vote. But even this modest goal is impossible if Hispanic voters feel targeted rather than courted.

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 $285,000 shrink in revenue. That’s about the amount that the business privilige tax was supposed to net this May for the 2009/2010 budget. Not to mention the short fall from it missing from next year’s budget. That’s almost a $600,000 swing. Why are they having to cut programs with all the extra money that Mr. Sam Gaskins said was available in January and Mr. Charles Taylor referred to in March? No one ever seems to find all this extra cash laying around, so programs are not cut. If you are going to cut a program, do so because the program is not worth the investment and is not needed. Once again ...where’s the extra cash? — positivethinker

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Dislike of stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annexation bill turns off many senators By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a saying around the Legislative Building that a bill has probably found the right balance when neither side of a contentious issue is thrilled with the final product but both can live with it. The 2009 House compromise to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annexation rules now sitting in the Senate may serve as the example for what happens when both sides hold legislation in disdain. Citizens and municipalities are so displeased with the bill that cleared the House after more than a year of debate and lobbying that lawmakers are suggesting itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doomed after the first week of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s short session. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to get enthusiastic,â&#x20AC;? said Sen. Dan Clodfelter, D-Mecklenburg, who formed a subcommittee last year to examine the House bill and try to find more agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot of profit dealing with a bill that nobody likes.â&#x20AC;? Changing the 1959 law that lays out how towns and cities can assume unincorporated areas against the will of the property owners has brought out passion from both municipal leaders and the public. Now their sentiments have turned sour on the bill approved by the House last July by a comfortable margin. Those opposed to involuntary annexations who have been lobbying for changes in the law since 2008 now say the 34-page bill makes the situation worse for home and business owners. And they say their brass ring â&#x20AC;&#x201D; requiring a referendum as a prerequisite for involuntary annexations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is tarnished because the threshold for such a vote is too tall for anyone to reach. Fifteen percent of registered voters within the existing city

limits and the area to be annexed would have to sign a petition seeking a vote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The referendum is a joke,â&#x20AC;? said Tony Tetterton of Johnston County, vice president of the Fair Annexation Coalition, a citizenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s group demanding reform. Tetterton said the bill doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t protect residents from the abuses of cities that fail to offer services in a timely manner. The cities and their lobbying group, the North Carolina League of Municipalities, were adamantly opposed to any referendum provision and remain so as this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s session began. They said it gives voters veto power over a cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to control suburban sprawl and to create an orderly process for incorporating high-density developments that need police and fire services as well as water and sewer lines. Few people are willing to vote for something that would raise their taxes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is urban in nature should be considered municipal,â&#x20AC;? league lobbyist Kelli Kukura said. The leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opposition comes even after the House bill inserted nearly all 20 suggestions the league offered to lawmakers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; suggestions the league said would give citizens more input and time to respond to an annexation proposal. Those suggestions include increasing the time for a property owner to challenge an annexation in court and giving property owners 20 years to pay their share of water and sewer installations. Kukura said thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough time in the budget-adjustment session â&#x20AC;&#x201D; likely to end in July â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to find a solution that would satisfy both sides. That would mean legislation would have to be reintroduced when a new Legislature gets sworn in next January.

Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, co-sponsor of the House bill, said one compromise could require county commissioners to formally approve a municipal annexation before it can occur, saying it would at least allow residents in the unincorporated areas to have representation. Members of the anti-annexation movement arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t giving up. Citizens dressed in red shirts visited the General Assembly last Wednesday, many of whom sat in the gallery overlooking the Senate as it gaveled in the new session â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a reminder to those in the chamber that the bill still sits in the finance committee. Annexation groups on Monday will mail the first of 15,000 post cards to senators urging them to approve comprehensive annexation law reform. Future post cards will feature official state wildlife like the cardinal, gray squirrel and plot hound. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re mad. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been mad. Hopefully the post cards will be a little bit of a lighter touch,â&#x20AC;? said Barbara Jackson of Buncombe County. Whether reform is pursued this year rests with Buncombe County Sen. Martin Nesbitt, the new majority leader. Predecessor Sen. Tony Rand, D-Cumberland, was largely cool to the idea of broad annexation reform. Nesbittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s populist bent and mountain origins gives him a different perspective. Nesbitt said there are some abuses with municipal annexation but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sure lawmakers have fully figured out how to reduce them. House members â&#x20AC;&#x153;worked on it a year and a half and have a bill nobody likes,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What makes us think we can fix it in a month?â&#x20AC;?

LEE COUNTY n Abner Ramirez of 411 John Garner Road in Sanford reported a larceny of his wallet from his home Saturday. n Margie S. Toomer, 46, of 207 E. Main St. in Sanford, was arrested Saturday for failing to appear in court; she was held under $750 secured bond. n Tex Richard Huffman Jr., 35, of 253 Hunters Ridge Drive in Sanford, was arrested Sunday for communicating threats; he was held under $400 secured bond. n Obed Carreon Guzman, 25, of 2337 Eastway Drive in Charlotte, was arrested Sunday for driving without a license; he was held under $1,000 secured bond. n Joseph Daniel Wicker, 25, of 229 Fountainwood Drive in Sanford, was arrested Sunday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $2,000 secured bond. n Candace Jo Sylvester, 29, of 149 Melnyk Lane in Lillington, was arrested Saturday for financial card theft, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods; she was held under $6,000 secured bond. n Joseph Cody Rochelle, 18, of 1596 Dixie Farm Road in Sanford, was arrested Saturday for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle; he was released under a custody release. n Dyshan Lamar Williams, 30, of 7121 Sheriff Watson Road in Sanford, was arrested Friday for felony assault inflicting serious injury; he was held under $20,000 secured bond. SANFORD n Keith Devonne Hackney, 35, of 2402 Caroline Drive in Sanford, was charged Saturday with driving while license revoked and failure to appear. n Brian Keith Jackson, 43, of 604 S. Moore St. in Sanford, was charged Saturday with failure to appear. n Dwight Laurice Smith,

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32, of 1610 Woodland Ave. in Sanford, was charged Saturday with failure to appear. n Barry Duane Johnson, 33, of 1309 Broadway Road in Sanford, was charged Sunday with driving while impaired. n Scott Allen Stacey, 36, of 645 Hunters Lane in Broadway, was charged Sunday with driving while impaired. n Catherine Michelle Young, 41, of 26 Oakwood MHP in Sanford, was charged Sunday with failure to appear. n Aubrey Rochester Ellis, 22, of 1528 Winslow Drive in Sanford, was charged Sunday with failure to appear. n David Richard Alexander, 34, of 714 Highland St. in Sanford, was charged Sunday with failure to appear. n Virginia Evelyn Jones, 48, of 1554 Winslow Drive in Sanford, was charged Sunday with harassing phone calls. n A woman reported assault on a female Saturday at 527 Forestridge Drive. n American Mobile Home Supply reported larceny Saturday at 919 Fields Drive. n Chaquita Tiarra Spruiell reported a hit and run Saturday at 1891 Bragg St. n A woman reported assault on a female Saturday at 2013 Longwood Ave. n Eula Griffin Cummings reported theft from a vehicle Saturday at 902 Broadway Road. n Mary Denise Cox reported motor vehicle theft Sunday at 1119 James St. n A woman reported assault on a female Sunday at 223 Charlotte Ave. n Charlotte Wilson Merritt reported theft from a vehicle Sunday at 401 North Ave. n Panela Renee Baker reported theft from a vehicle Sunday at 216 High Ridge Drive. n New Tokyo Express reported breaking and entering Sunday at 2902 S. Horner Blvd.

n Alexander Jackson reported larceny Sunday at 330 Steele St. n Stephen Chad Cameron reported motor vehicle theft Sunday at 404 Carthage St. n A woman reported assault on a female Sunday at 207 N. Seventh St. n Walmart reported counterfeiting Sunday at 3310 N.C. 87. n Arthur Delmontra Gunter reported theft from a vehicle Sunday at 308 Village Drive. n Sarah Alston Raeford reported property damage Sunday at 2673 Mallard Cove Road. n Amanda Hammonds Jones reported motor vehicle theft Sunday at 401 N. Horner Blvd.

HARNETT COUNTY n Christopher Patrick Sweeney, 24, of 751 FlynnMcPherson Road in Cameron, was arrested Friday and charged with felony larceny and possession of stolen goods. n Zackary Aaron Carter, 26, of 2635 Leaflet Church Road in Broadway, was arrested Sunday and charged with forgery of instrument, uttering forged instrument and assault inflicting injury. n John Vernon Woynaroski reported breaking and entering and larceny Sunday at 100 Foxwood South in Sanford.

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6A / Tuesday, May 18, 2010 / The Sanford Herald OBITUARIES

Elizabeth Clegg

Joshua “Josh” Britt

Anthony Boswell

SANFORD — Anthony Newell Boswell, 48, died Friday (5/14/10). He was born Aug. 25, 1961 in Andalusia, Ala., son of Frederick Newell Boswell and the late Dorothy Lavenia Holloway Womble. In addition to his father, he is survived by a son, Patrick Ian Boswell of Pittsburg, Kan.; a sister, Sabrina Darley of Leavenworth, Kan.; brothers, Sean Boswell of Sanford and Nicholas Boswell of Reston, Va.; half brothers, Rune Boswell of Virginia and Royal Boswell of Florida; a half sister, Rina Boswell of Pennsylvania; and stepfather, Russell Womble of Sanford. The family will hold a private memorial service at noon today at the Womble residence, 534 Wilmouth Road, Sanford. Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home of Sanford.

Jeff Hickman

SANFORD — Funeral services for Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Hickman, 28, who died Wednesday (5/12/10), was conducted Saturday at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Scott Wilson and Dr. Larry Bostian officiating. Burial followed at White Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Soloist Crystal Brown sang, and the duet of Pressley Eads and Crystal Brown sang. Pallbearers were Brandon Alred, Jonathan Bloodworth, Anthony Hall, Pat Harrison, Justin Neal, Justin Payne and Kevin Wind. Arrangements were by

Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

Charlotte Lutton SANFORD — Memorial service for Charlotte M. Lutton, 81, of Carolina Trace, who died Sunday (4/18/10), was conducted Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stuart T. Wilson and Betty Sherrod, CLP, officiating. Inurnment followed at the Church Columbarium. The congregation sang. Organist was David Almond. Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

SANFORD — Due to the outpouring of love and affection to Joshua “Josh” Dean Britt and the Britt family, the funeral service will be held at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford (across from Lee Senior High). Date and time has not changed: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 4 p.m. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lee Senior Britt Booster Program in memory of Josh Britt, P.O. Box 2421, Sanford, N.C. 27331. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. Paid obituary

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Brenda McLean SANFORD — Brenda D. McLean, 45, died Tuesday (5/11/10) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo McLean Jr. She is survived by daughters, Shemeka McLean of the home and Jessica Cameron of Warner Robin, Ga.; a son, Javez Moore of Kinston; sisters, Gracie Cameron and husband Bobby, Mary Scriven and husband Lonell and Linda Buie, all of Sanford, Sylvia Gamble of Broadway and Julia Griffin of Benson; a sister-inlaw, Barbara McLean; a brother, William Buie of Sanford; and one grandchild. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Swann Chapel Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Tommie Hargrove officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held at her home. Arrangements are by

Sondra Matthews BROADWAY — Sondra Butler Matthews, 66, died Saturday (5/15/10) at her residence. She was born Jan. 2, 1944 in Harnett County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold B. Matthews. She is survived by a son, DeWayne Matthews of Broadway, one aunt and several cousins. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Devotional Gardens Cemetery by Dr. Len Keever. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Skinner and Smith Funeral Home of Dunn.

Womack Sykes. He is survived by a daughter, Paula Tracie Herring of Moncure; a sister, Brenda Campbell of Liberty; brothers, Fred Sykes of Broadway and Gary Sykes of Sanford; and one grandson. A graveside service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Mamers with the Rev. Robbie O’Quinn officiating. Condolences may be made at www.oquinnpeebles.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 525, Mamers, N.C. 27552. Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

Mary Drescher Larry Sykes BROADWAY — Larry Lee Sykes, 58, died Saturday (5/15/10). A resident of Harnett County, he was the son of the late Paul A. and Oneta

LILLINGTON — Mary Lou Drescher, 81, died Sunday (5/16/10) at Universal Healthcare in Lillington. Arrangements will be announced by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home of Lillington.

PITTSBORO — Elizabeth Woody Clegg, 88, formerly of Pittsboro, died Sunday (5/16/10) at her son’s home in High Point. She was born March 11, 1922 in Moore County, daughter of the late Thomas C. Woody and Eva Lillian Reynolds Woody. She was a homemaker; but worked in the banking business early in her career and also did payroll for her husband, Horace B. Clegg, who operated a flower business. She was a member of Chatham United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace, and a sister, Dorothy Jean Markley. She is survived by her sons, Tommy Clegg of Pittsboro and HB Clegg of High Point; three granddaughters; three greatgrandchildren; and three nieces. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Chatham United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lee Edwards and the Rev. Patrick Sinclair officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.hallwynne. com. Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association of N.C., 1305 Navajo Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, N.C. 27609. Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Home, Griffin Chapel, of Pittsboro.

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RALEIGH (MCT) — Hundreds of Triangle residents who live near the Shearon Harris nuclear plant stocked up Saturday on emergency tablets they hope they never have to use. Health officials in four counties surrounding Progress Energy’s nuclear plant distributed the free pills to replace ones issued in 2003 that have expired. The potassium iodide pills, commonly known as KI pills, can reduce the risk of thyroid cancer from radiation exposure. For many it was a new experience to visit a distribution center staffed by public health officials to pick up antiradiation pills. Entire suburbs have arisen on former cow pastures since the first round of pills went out. The distribution of free KI pills, like the emergency evacuation route road signs in the area, are the occasional reminders of the nuclear neighbor whose cooling tower emits a steady white billow of steam. But residents shrugged at the possibility of a serious accident at Shearon Harris, saying the chances were remote. “I’ve been waiting to do this seven years because the pamphlet the plant sends out says that you should,” said Kim Scanlon, a resident of Holly Springs who picked up hers at Holly Ridge Middle School. — Raleigh News & Observer

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the makeshift memorial as school let out Monday. It was a day of mourning at Lee County High School as students began the healing process and searched for answers to what many are calling a “senseless” act. Josh Britt died Friday driving home from the Moore County home of his girlfriend, Morgan Bridgers, at around 10:30 p.m. She was assisting him on a chemistry project. According to a report released Saturday by the Sanford Police Department, Britt’s Ford slammed into car parked facing south in the middle of the left northbound lane of U.S. 1 — lights off — facing oncoming traffic near the Wicker Street on-ramp. Both Britt and the occupant of the other vehicle, 48-year-old Anthony Boswell, died instantly. Boswell — a husband and father described by his father, Rick Boswell of Alabama, as “highly intelligent, very good-natured and extremely tactful” — appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to SPD Capt. David Smith. As for the questions of why Boswell would put himself and others in danger, Smith had no answers Monday. “We’re backtracking everything leading up to the accident,” said Smith, who said Boswell left no “suicide note” or other evidence that it was done purposely. “We want to find out what was going on in his life to try to shine some light on why he did what he did.”

A COMMUNITY GRIEVES Josh’s father, Jeff Britt, awoke at 11:30 p.m. Friday night and realized his son hadn’t returned home. Unable to reach Josh, Jeff Britt jumped into his car and began to drive toward Pinehurst, where his son’s girlfriend lives. As he approached the Wicker Street bridge, Jeff Britt saw police lights. “Nobody knows what to say,” an emotional Jeff Britt, who has three other children with his wife Jill,

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A sign reading “J$ You’ll be missed,” was one of several cards and photos left at a makeshift memorial on the football field at Lee County High School Monday in tribute of Josh Britt. told The Herald Monday. “It just doesn’t make sense to me. I just don’t ...” Josh Britt celebrated his 17th birthday in early April, and later that month, he attended his junior prom with his girlfriend. A native of Pinehurst, Britt was active in many school clubs, including DECA and FCA, but his passion, according to friends, was sports. A huge football fan, Britt was a member of the Yellow Jackets varsity squad as a junior, playing linebacker. Classmate Taylor Davenport said Britt had a smile she’ll never forget. “When I would pass him in the hallways, he would always smile at me,” she said. “Even before he knew me. I always saw him laughing and cracking up. He was really an amazing person.” Davenport, like many of her classmates, has joined a handful of Facebook sites dedicated to Britt’s memory. One site, named simply, “R.I.P. Josh Britt,” attracted more than 1,200 “fans” through Monday. A funeral service originally planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope Baptist Church,

has been moved to the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center — located across from Lee County High School — to accommodate the mass of friends, family, classmates and well-wishers expected to attend. Monday was the first day of classes since the news of Britt’s death, and LCHS administration prepared by sending grief counselors to the campus to talk comfort students. “It’s been a somber, difficult day today,” LCHS Principal Greg Batten said as classes let out Monday. “A lot of people just couldn’t find the words to say how they felt. The senselessness of it ... the randomness of it has a lot to do with that. But it’s more about the kind of person Josh was. He was a good, active kid who came from a good family. He knew so many people.” Many students wore white T-shirts decorated with messages about Britt and many with his No. 9 painted, drawn or sewn onto the back. Some wore tall white socks and flip flops ... a nod to the odd fashion statement Britt would make at times.

“Today was the hardest,” Davenport said. “The silence was eerie. (The shirts) were one of the more comforting things about today. The teachers and principals were also very supporting. They let us grieve and go where we needed without hesitation.” At 11 a.m., a few hundred students gathered at the painted memorial on the football field to leave flowers and share memories. As the day wore on, many of the students trickled back to the 20-yard line. Ingersoll was with her mother, Amy, and little brother, both of whom wanted to pay their respects. “A lot of these kids are learning to drive,” Amy Ingersoll said, “and they’re become scared because of this senseless act.” Students Taylor Waters and Caitie Davis said it was tough getting back into their cars for school Monday. “This shows us how fragile life is,” Davis said. “It wasn’t until late (Sunday) night that I was ready to drive again.”

‘HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON’ Jeff Britt said it’s still difficult to verbalize his feelings about his son and Friday night’s accident. But the support he and his family is receiving from friends and strangers has helped immensely. “It’s all very humbling,” he said. “It’s humbling to know Josh touched so many lives. From the students, his coaches, the faculty and staff, friends and family ... we’re just in awe.” He said part of him doesn’t want to know the details of Friday night, and he said he will “trust in the Lord” when it comes to “why” it happened. “It’s left such a void in our souls,” he said. “I just can’t put into words how painful it is. There’s no possible way to verbalize it. “His memory will live on, though. There are people who have lived their entire lives and never impacted people the way Josh has in 17 short years. His passion and love of life was just so great.”

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U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-Lillington, talks with East Lee Middle School sixth-graders Ivan Silva (center) and Zackary Hunsucker (right) during a visit to the school’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lab Monday.

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Etheridge listened and talked to sixth-graders in one of East Lee’s state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) labs, an initiative launched two years ago that gives pupils an interactive learning experience with various contraptions and computers. Students rotate their time working with gadgets that teach them firsthand the principles of science touchstones like electricity, using alternative energy forms, movie-making, mechanisms and pneumatics. “The fact that they’re exposed to it makes all the difference,” Etheridge said as he huddled with students and school officials Monday. The U.S. House’s America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, or H.R. 5116, introduced by Tennessee Democrat Bart Gordon, is expected to bolster school funding for science and engineering programs like the STEM labs, areas that lawmakers say American youth are trailing their foreign contemporaries. Etheridge said he would support more funding for such education, calling it “hands-on experience” that inte-

grates academic curriculum and real-life skills. “They are budding engineers,” Etheridge said. Etheridge, a Harnett County resident, is running for re-election this fall in the U.S. House’s 2nd District, which includes Lee County. Lee County Schools Director of Career and Technical Education Aaron Fleming said East Lee Middle School was the first in the county to phase in the STEM labs, folding it into the remaining middle schools last year. Fleming said the hightech labs will be worked into Southern Lee High School next year before they are fully implemented in county high schools. “We want to do things that are different,” Fleming said, adding that the labs enhance science education and students’ teamwork because it forces pupils to work together at the lab stations. In addition to education components of the America COMPETES bill, the legislation is expected to increase federal funding for science research and development. Democratic and Republican lawmakers are still hammering out the details of the legislation in Congress this week.

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RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed education budget unveiled Monday would cut less deeply next year compared to changes sought by Gov. Beverly Perdue but would allow local school districts to furlough teachers and use lottery funds as a last resort to prevent layoffs. The education plan, part of the roughly $19 billion full budget bill the full Senate is expected to vote on by the end of the week, would allow districts to require employees to take up to two days off without pay, said Sen. A.B. Swindell, D-Nash, one of the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief budget writers. Several school districts, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg, have asked for that authority from the General Assembly. Swindell also said the bill would allow the districts to use some of their state lottery money on teacher salaries to prevent layoffs. The use of the lottery funds would represent a

departure from the 2005 law that limits net proceeds from the games be used only to hire teachers to keep class sizes down in early grades, teach at-risk 4-yearold, build new schools and provide need-based college scholarships. Swindell said the change would only be for next year and would only apply to additional lottery profits that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t projected in the current budget. The lottery is expected to generate $73 million more in profits next year than previously projected. The public schools and health and human services would take the biggest hits in the budget proposal, or an additional $624 million in spending cuts beyond whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already required in the budgetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second year starting July 1. Dozens of state offices are seeing cuts of 5 percent or more. State salaries for public schoolteachers and state employees would remain frozen for

a second straight year. The changes are designed to narrow a projected budget gap of $800 million to $1 billion caused by flagging state revenues. The whole Senate budget committee is scheduled to debate the full budget bill Tuesday. While the Senate plan doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eliminate a requirement that school districts locate another $80 million in cuts, budget writers declined to accept Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to expand the socalled â&#x20AC;&#x153;management flexibilityâ&#x20AC;? reductions by another $135 million. But several other school expenses were decreased further. Local school districts would see a 9 percent cut to run their central offices, nearly 5 percent less for assistant principals and a 21 percent cut for teams of nurses and social workers that assist at-risk children. Overall, public schools would see a 3 percent reduction, or about $219

million less to a budget of $7.1 billion. Perdue had recommended a reduction of 3.5 percent. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very pleased there there are no additional management flexibility cuts,â&#x20AC;? said Leanne Winner, a lobbyist for the North Carolina School Boards Association, but other reductions are â&#x20AC;&#x153;going to affect how schools operate and how we deliver education to children.â&#x20AC;? The University of North Carolina system essentially saw spending remain flat and the community college system saw a 5 percent increase to pay for a surge of students seeking to be retrained or find new careers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to say that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy with a budget that reduces education,â&#x20AC;? said Sen. Richard Stevens, R-Wake, co-chair of the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget subcommittee that approved the education plan Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a better budget than it was.â&#x20AC;?

Panel worried by spike in infant deaths

RAEFORD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rescue workers on Monday were assessing the damage to a North Carolina mobile home community after severe thunderstorms blew through the area. The storms struck Sunday night at the Willow Trace mobile home park near Raeford. American Red Cross regional executive director Barry Porter said 41 of the 48 park residences were affected. Nine homes were destroyed, while others had only broken windows and lost electrical service, Porter said. Mobile homes are vulnerable to high winds because they are elevated and often are not anchored to the ground, he said. Lodging was provided Sunday evening and is being arranged for Monday evening, as well.

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The number of North Carolina children who died from sudden infant death syndrome spiked in 2008, and advocates donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a clear explanation why. The state Child Fatality Task Force released its annual report on Monday. Most of the data was known last fall, but the report combines the numbers with specific recommendations for action. In particular, the task force wants the General Assembly to preserve funding levels for programs like Back to Sleep, which helps educate parents about SIDS. The report found that the number of SIDS deaths jumped by 39 percent between 2007 and 2008, rising from 98 to 136.

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RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A federal safety law has led some North Carolina counties to close their public pools and could keep hundreds more from opening this summer. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that state officials are enforcing the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, which helps protect children from injuring themselves in public pool drains. The act is named after the 7-year-old granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker, who drowned in 2002 when she was caught in a hot tub drain. The law requires grates designed to prevent body parts and jewelry from being sucked into drains.

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Court: Juveniles must have chance for parole

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Supreme Court took two cracks at one of the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thorniest questions Monday: When can you lock up a prisoner and throw away the key? Not when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a teenager who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t killed anyone, the justices said. But when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexually dangerousâ&#x20AC;? inmate, maybe so, even if he has completed his federal prison sentence. By a 5-4 vote, the court said young people serving life prison terms must have â&#x20AC;&#x153;a meaningful opportunity to obtain releaseâ&#x20AC;? if they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t killed their victims. The majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy extended the â&#x20AC;&#x153;children are differentâ&#x20AC;? rationale that drove his decision five years ago that outlawed the death penalty for killers under 18. The court ruled in the case of Terrance Graham, who was implicated in armed robberies when he was 16 and 17. Graham, now 23, is in prison in Florida, which holds 60 percent of juvenile defendants who are locked up for life for crimes other than homicide.

Treasury: Chrysler will pay back less than half of loan WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Treasury Department said Monday it will lose $2.1 billion on a loan made to Chrysler in early 2009. Taxpayer losses from bailing out Chrysler and General Motors are expected to rise as high as $34 billion, congressional auditors say. Treasury said Monday that it had received a $1.9 billion repayment from Chrysler Holding, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, and that was all it expected to recover. The original loan was made to Chrysler LLC on Jan. 2, 2009, by the Bush administration. At the time, the government was scrambling to provide emergency support to both Chrysler and GM and their auto financing arms. The Congressional Budget Office estimated in March that the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $85 billion bailout of automakers would cost taxpayers $34 billion. Much of it will depend on how much the government recovers from its eventual sale of nearly 61 percent of GM and about 10 percent of Chrysler.

GOP, Democrats test themes for fall in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For all the primaries testing tea party clout and veteran senatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to survive, a special House election in southwestern Pennsylvania is the multimillion-dollar battleground of choice Tuesday for the two political parties, previewing themes for a fall campaign shadowed by recession and voter discontent. Competing economic prescriptions, the appeal of President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care legislation, the Republicansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to woo crossover support from independents and Democrats all are at issue, according to officials in both parties, in a race that also features a struggle for the political high ground as Washington outsider. The House race features Republican Tim Burns against Democrat Mark Critz to fill out the final few months in the term of the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha. But the two national parties made it

Court grants asylum to Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s African aunt CLEVELAND (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A U.S. immigration court has granted asylum to President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s African aunt, allowing her to stay in the country and setting her on the road to citizenship after years of legal wrangling, her attorneys announced Monday. The decision was made by a judge in U.S. Immigration Court in Boston and mailed out Friday. It comes three months after Kenya native Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late father, testified at a closed hearing in Boston. People who seek asylum must show that they face persecution in their homeland on the basis of religion, race, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.

ROBERT, La. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; With BP finally gaining some control over the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists are increasingly worried that huge plumes of crude already spilled could get caught in a current that would carry the mess all the way to the Florida Keys and beyond, damaging coral reefs and killing wildlife. Scientists said the oil will move into the socalled loop current soon if it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already, though they could not say exactly when or how much there would be. Once it is in the loop, it could take 10 days or longer to reach the Keys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a question of when,â&#x20AC;? said Peter Ortner, a University of Miami oceanographer. In the month since an offshore drilling platform exploded, killing 11 workers, BP has struggled to stop the leak, trying in vain to activate emergency valves and lowering a 100-ton box that got clogged with icy crystals. Over the weekend, the oil company finally succeeded in using a stopperand-tube combination to siphon some of the gushing oil into a tanker, but millions of gallons are already in the Gulf. The loop current is a ribbon of warm water that begins in the Gulf of Mexico and wraps around Florida. Some scientists project the current will draw the crude through the Keys and then up Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Atlantic Coast, where the oil might avoid the beaches of Miami and Fort Lauderdale but could wash up around Palm Beach. Many scientists expect the oil to get no farther north than Cape Canaveral, midway up the coast,

the loop current, while a second model showed the oil was three miles from it. Mike Sole, Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental protection secretary, said the edge could still be two to 18 miles away. BP said it is having some success with a milelong tube that is funneling a little more than 42,000 gallons of crude a day from the well into a tanker ship. That would be about a fifth of the 210,000 gallons the company estimated is gushing out each day, though scientists who have studied video of the leak say it could be much bigger. Crews will slowly increase how much they are collecting over the next few days. They need to move slowly to prevent the formation of the icelike crystals that doomed the effort to lower a big concrete-and-steel box over the blown-out well. BP initially said it hoped the system would capture most of the leaking oil, but Suttles said Monday that officials would be pleased if the tube eventually sucks up half of it. The siphoning is not a permanent solution. BP is preparing to shoot a mixture known as drilling mud into the well later this week in a procedure called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;top-killâ&#x20AC;? that would take several weeks but, if successful, would stop the flow altogether.

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An undated photo provided by NOAA shows a shallowwater coral reef with sea fans, soft corls, and boulder starcoral in the Florida Keys. before it is carried out to sea and becomes more and more diluted. The pollution could endanger Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoreline mangroves, seagrass beds and the third-longest barrier reef in the world, the 221-mile-long Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which helps draw millions of snorkelers, fishermen and other tourists whose dollars are vital to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy. Pollutants can smother and kill corals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; living creatures that excrete a hard exterior skeleton â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or can hinder their ability to reproduce and grow. That, in turn, could harm thousands of species of exotic and colorful fish and other marine life that live in and around reefs. In other developments: n Chris Oynes, who oversees offshore drilling programs at the federal Minerals Management Service, will retire at the end of the month, becoming the Interior Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first casualty of the disaster. Oynes has been criticized as too cozy with the oil industry. n The White House will establish a presidential commission to investigate

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Auto dealers fight to avoid new rules By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18,000 auto dealers are trying to cut themselves a deal in the Senate, seeking exemption from proposed consumer regulations that would police how they write car loans. The Obama administration is pushing back, using the Pentagon to make the case that soldiers are particularly vulnerable to high interest car loan schemes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one counts the car dealers out,â&#x20AC;? said Ed Mierzwinski, consumer program director at U.S. PIRG, a consumer advocacy group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The car dealers are like the small banks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are everywhere.â&#x20AC;? The dealers argue that when it comes to lending to car buyers, they are mere intermediaries for financial institutions that ultimately process and service the loans. In waging this fight, they stand between the president and the success of a vast rewrite of financial regulations that Obama is determined to sign into law. A House version of the bill already excludes auto dealers from new consumer financial rules. By standing firm now, the administration hopes the Senate version prevails. The debate over a special carve out for auto dealers, who have a high visibility in their local communities, comes as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., seeks to wrap up debate over the broader regulatory overhaul later this week. Reid planned to seek a vote to end debate on Wednesday, which would require 60 votes

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Chevrolet 2010 Impalas sit at a Chevrolet dealership in Aurora, Colo. to pass. If successful, the Senate would have until Friday to dispatch remaining issues. Beside the auto dealersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exception, senators must still work out differences over how to regulate complex securities known as derivatives and decide whether to toughen provisions in the bill that would restrict the ability of banks to engage in speculative trades with their own accounts. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is leading the effort for the dealers with an amendment that would specifically carve them out of the billâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consumer protections provisions. While the American auto industry is reeling economically, the last thing dealers need is additional regulations, their allies argue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If a dealer is acting more as a passthrough between the consumer and the bank, simply adding more burdensome regulations on the dealer will only make it more expensive for the consumer,â&#x20AC;? said Bailey Wood of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Auto dealers, however,

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still make money from the loans. Consumer advocates argue thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough to place them under extra scrutiny. The Pentagon has been especially aggressive in opposing an exemption for auto dealers, initiating its campaign after the House agreed to exclude dealers from its bill. In February, Undersecretary of Defense Clifford Stanley wrote to the Treasury saying that nearly three out of four military financial counselors in â&#x20AC;&#x153;informal, nonscientific pollingâ&#x20AC;? reported that they advised service members on issues related to abusive auto financing. Last week, Brownback wrote Stanley asking him for details on the reports from the military financial counselors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is it the position of the department that auto dealers pose a specific threat to military readiness?â&#x20AC;? Brownback wrote. Army Secretary John McHugh weighed in with a letter last week to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., voicing his objection to Brownbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amendment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the first time McHugh and Brownback have been on opposing sides. Last year, Brownback and fellow Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts both temporarily blocked McHugh from

becoming Army secretary, objecting at the time to the prospect of terror suspect detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, being sent to their home state. Holly Petraeus, wife of U.S. Central Command chief Gen. David Petraeus, also joined the fight. As director of the Council of Better Business Bureauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Military Line Program, she reiterated Stanleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assertions that many service members are in financial trouble with their auto payments, locked into loans with interest rates of 15 percent or higher. Consumer advocates have embraced the Pentagonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role, saying it has kept the vote margin closer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before the Pentagonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full effort, we got clobbered in the House,â&#x20AC;? Mierzwinski said. Still, nervous about the dealersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; strength, Reid has demanded that Brownbackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amendment be subject to a 60-vote majority this week. Dealers maintain they already are well-regulated at the state level and that extra regulations will simply create additional costs that would be passed on to consumers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For auto dealers, where financing is hardest to come by in rural towns in small America, this would, in fact, be a direct hit on their business,â&#x20AC;? Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., said. The exception they seek would not affect businesses such as Carmax, which sell cars and provide their own financing. Those dealerships still would fall under the new consumer regulations, as would giant lenders such as GMAC. Dodd has argued that even in assembling financing for customers, car dealers should not escape the same regulations as others who help write loans.

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Abortion opponents fought passage of President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the law, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re using it to limit coverage by private insurers. An obscure part of the law allows states to restrict abortion coverage by private plans operating in new insurance markets. Capitalizing on that language, abortion foes have succeeded in passing bans that, in some cases, go beyond federal statutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider elective abortion to be health care, so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bad thing for fewer private insurance companies to cover it,â&#x20AC;? said Mary Harned, attorney for Americans United for Life, a national organization that wrote a model law for the states. Abortion rights supporters are dismayed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Implementation of this reform should be about increasing access to health care and increasing choices, not taking them away,â&#x20AC;? said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a member of the Senate leadership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health care reform is not an excuse to take rights away from women.â&#x20AC;?

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WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The number of homeowners dropping out of the Obama administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main mortgage assistance plan is growing, and is now almost equal to the number who have received permanent relief. More than 299,000 homeowners had received permanent loan modifications as of last month, the Treasury Department said Monday. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about 25 percent of the 1.2 million who started the program since its March 2009 launch. They are paying, on average, $516 less each month. However, the number of people who started the process but failed to get their mortgages permanently modified rose dramatically in April. To complete the program, borrowers must make at least three payments on time. About 277,000 homeowners, or 23 percent of those enrolled, have dropped out during this trial phase. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up from about 155,000 a month earlier. Many borrowers are still stuck in limbo, unable to complete the process and caught up in a bewildering bureaucracy, housing advocates say. Among those who have completed the program, 3,744 borrowers, or 1.3 percent, have dropped out, up from about 2,900 a month earlier. Most of those borrowers likely defaulted on their modified loans, but a handful either refinanced or sold their homes.

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DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a 7year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for a reality television show, and an attorney says video of the siege contradicts the police account of what happened. Geoffrey Fieger, an attorney for the family of young Aiyana Jones, said he has seen three or four minutes of video of the raid, although he declined to say whether it was shot by the crew for the A&E series â&#x20AC;&#x153;The First 48,â&#x20AC;? which has been shadowing Detroit homicide detectives for months. Police have said officers threw a flash grenade through the first-floor window of the two-family home, and that an officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gun discharged, killing the girl, during a struggle or after colliding with the girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandmother inside the home. But Fieger said the video shows an officer lobbing the grenade and then shooting into the home from the porch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no question about what happened because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the videotape,â&#x20AC;? Fieger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not an accident. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a mistake. There was no altercation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aiyana Jones was shot from outside on the porch. The videotape shows clearly the officer throwing

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Krystal Sanders, , center, aunt of the 7-year-old girl who was killed while sleeping on the living room sofa when officers burst in and an officerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gun went off, arrives at the home with family members and supporters in Detroit, Monday. through the window a stun grenade-type explosive and then within milliseconds of throwing that, firing a shot from outside the home,â&#x20AC;? he said. A&E spokesman Dan Silberman said neither he nor anyone else from the network would comment about the case, and he denied a request by The Associated Press for the footage. Detroit police were trying to obtain the film crewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footage, Assistant Chief Ralph Godbee said Monday. Fieger said the investigation into what happened during the raid â&#x20AC;&#x153;needed to go no further than the videotape.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The videotape shows clearly that the assistant police chief and the officers on the scene are engaging in an intentional

cover up of the events,â&#x20AC;? Fieger said. He said more than one camera was recording at the scene, and that the footage includes sound. Police arrested the target of the raid, a 34year-old man suspected of killing a 17-year-old boy, in the upstairs unit in the two-family home. Police had warrants to search both properties, and family members of the slain girl were seen going in and out of both on Monday. The suspect has not been charged, and it was not immediately clear what relationship he had to the slain girl. The case has been handed over to the Michigan State Police to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Monday.

Some, including the slain girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family and others, have questioned what effect the cameras may have had on the tactics used during raid on the home, which had toys strewn about the front lawn on Monday. The police department is understaffed, and officers have said they feel vulnerable â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially after one patrolman was killed and four others were wounded during a gunfight with a suspect in a vacant home earlier this month. Two prominent criminal defense attorneys said they were unaware of past instances when Detroit police used flash grenades in raids when children were possibly present. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new one,â&#x20AC;? said Detroit lawyer Corbett Edge Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Meara. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That does seem to be a pretty extreme measure. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprise me that the police had no concern whether they were endangering the lives of children when they made this raid.â&#x20AC;? Attorney Marvin Barnett was more blunt: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never heard that before in my entire career, that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thrown a flash bomb in a house unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got an armed suspect and you know there is nobody else in the house.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to know who gave the order to do that,â&#x20AC;? Barnett said.

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take delight in pageant victory By JOCELYN NOVECK AP National Writer

NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Donald Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miss USA pageant sure knows how to make headlines. Arab-Americans rejoiced Monday over the crowning of raven-haired beauty Rima Fakih, a 24year-old Lebanese immigrant from Michigan, calling it a victory for diversity in the United States, especially at a time when Arabs suffer from negative stereotypes in this country â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and anti-immigrant sentiment is in the news. Meanwhile, some harsh critics wondered if Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miss USA organization was trying to send a message, sniping that the victory amounted to â&#x20AC;&#x153;affirmative action,â&#x20AC;? or implying the first runner-up, Miss Oklahoma USA, suffered unfairly because of an answer she gave supporting Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new immigration law. All this comes, of course, a year after 2009 runner-up Carrie Prejean and her views on gay marriage dominated the headlines. Suddenly it seemed like the pageant had become a battleground, albeit in bikinis and flesh-baring gowns, for the hot-button political and social issues of

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Miss Michigan Rima Fakih, left, reacts as she is crowned Miss USA 2010 by Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009 Sundayin Las Vegas.

the day. If all that werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough, photos emerged of Fakih pole-dancing in skimpy shorts and a tank top in a radio show contest in 2007. The showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s producers said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been contacted by representatives of the Miss Universe contest requesting more photographs and information. But the show also noted â&#x20AC;&#x201D; correctly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that the photos were no more provocative than anything on the Miss USA website. In any case, ArabAmericans were elated by the victory of Fakih, who was born into a powerful Shiite family in southern Lebanon and whose family said they celebrate both the Muslim and Christian faiths. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With all the stigma that goes around â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially after 9/11 and how people portray Muslims and Arab-Americans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a great way to knock down all those barriers,â&#x20AC;? said Dewnya Bakri-Bazzi, 22, a Muslim law student from Dearborn, Mich., who uptated her Facebook status to read, â&#x20AC;&#x153;woot woot who knows maybe I can be the next Miss America?â&#x20AC;? Abed Ayoub, the legal director for the Washington-based Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, called the win significant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It shows our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diversity and the opportunity it offers all citizens.â&#x20AC;? He decried the negative blog postings as â&#x20AC;&#x153;disgusting.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rima had a great event,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her religion and race was not an issue during the competition, and I hope not during the judging either. She won on beauty, elegance and eloquence.â&#x20AC;?

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Temperature Yesterday’s High . . . . . . . . . . .79 Yesterday’s Low . . . . . . . . . . .66 Normal High . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Normal Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Record High . . . . . . . .91 in 1977 Record Low . . . . . . . .33 in 1984 Precipitation Yesterday’s . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.00"

STATE FORECAST Mountains: Expect mostly cloudy skies today with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday we will see partly cloudy skies. Piedmont: Skies will be mostly cloudy today with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday, skies will be partly cloudy. Coastal Plains: Skies will be mostly cloudy today with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Expect mostly sunny skies Wednesday.

U.N. NUCLEAR TALKS

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, his Brazilian counterpart Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, left, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, talk before signing an agreement to ship most of Iran’s enriched uranium to Turkey in a nuclear fuel swap deal, in Tehran, Iran, Monday. “a full nuclear fuel cycle, including enrichment activities for peaceful purposes” and condemned any new sanctions against Iran. Both countries are important for Washington — Brazil is South America’s largest nation and has a dominant role on the continent, while Turkey, a key NATO ally and a traditional regional U.S. mainstay, has moved to develop an increasingly independent voice. While they have no Security Council veto, both are skeptical of the U.S.-led drive for a fourth set of Security Council sanctions to punish Tehran’s refusal to stop its enrichment activities. And the Iranian maneuver could weaken growing resolve by Russia and China — which do have veto power — to support new sanctions.

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Iran agrees to get rid of uranium

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran agreed Monday to ship much of its low-enriched uranium abroad and then rolled out a new obstacle to nuclear compromise by insisting it would press ahead with higher enrichment — bringing it closer to being able to make atomic warheads. The deal forged with Turkey and Brazil appeared to be another attempt to stave off U.N. sanctions — a doubtful endeavor judging by reactions from the United States and other Western powers. The White House showed deep skepticism about the pact, warning it still allows Iran to keep enriching uranium toward the pursuit of a nuclear weapon. “Given Iran’s repeated failure to live up to its own commitments, and the need to address fundamental issues related to Iran’s nuclear program, the United States and international community continue to have serious concerns,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. Still, by involving Turkey and Brazil, Iran ramped up the pressure on Washington over additional U.N. sanctions. The deal moves these two influential Security Council members closer to Tehran and presents the U.S. and its Western allies with a bloc of developing nations that back Iran’s right to pursue a nuclear program. In announcing the accord, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim and his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, said Tehran has the right to

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Moscow and Beijing were responsible for watering down the language of previous anti-Iran sanctions but appeared to swing behind the U.S., Britain and France recently. The deal announced Monday calls for Iran to ship 1,200 kilograms (2,640 pounds) of low-enriched uranium to Turkey, where it would be stored. In exchange, Iran would receive, within one year, higher-enriched fuel rods to be used in a U.S.-built medical research reactor. The pact mirrors a swap proposed last October in which Iran would have shipped the same amount of low-enriched uranium to Russia in exchange for higher-enriched material for its research reactor. That deal fell apart over Tehran’s insistence that the swap take place on Iranian soil. On its face, the latest plan seems a significant

concession, with Iran agreeing to ship its material to be stored in Turkey and wait up to a year for higher-enriched uranium from France and Russia. However, Iran is believed to have much more nuclear material stockpiled now. In October, swapping 1,200 kilograms (2,640 pounds) would have left Iran with less than the 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of material needed to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a bomb. Since then, Iran has continued to churn out low-enriched material and started enriching uranium to an even higher level — from 3.5 percent to near 20 percent. While Tehran insists it has no nuclear arms ambitions, it could produce weapons grade uranium much more quickly from the 20 percent level. In March, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran’s stockpile stood at around 2,100 kilograms (4,600 pounds). It has likely grown to an estimated 2,300 kilograms — about 5,000 pounds, or more than twice the amount needed to produce enough material for a bomb, according to David Albright of the Washingtonbased Institute for Science and International Security, which has tracked Iran for signs of covert proliferation. From the West’s point of view, that destroys much of the incentive for an agreement — and Iran’s decision to continue its program to enrich to near 20 percent poses an even greater hurdle.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces have detained an al-Qaida militant suspected of planning an attack targeting the World Cup in South Africa next month, an official said Monday. Maj. Gen. Qassim alMoussawi, a spokesman for Baghdad security services, said Abdullah Azam Saleh al-Qahtani was an officer in the Saudi army. He is suspected of planning a “terrorist act” in South Africa during the World Cup beginning June 11, al-Moussawi told a news conference in Baghdad. He said al-Qahtani entered Iraq in 2004 and is suspected in several attacks in the capital and elsewhere in the country. In South Africa, a police spokesman said Iraq has not notified them of the arrest. “We have not received any official reports from them,” Vish Naidoo told The Associated Press. “Whatever arrest they made there, they know, we don’t know anything about it.”

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti following the Jan. 12 earthquake was released Monday after a judge convicted her and sentenced her to the time she had already served in jail. Laura Silsby, the organizer of the ill-fated effort to take the children to an orphanage being set up in the Dominican Republic, returned to her jail cell briefly to retrieve belongings before quickly heading to the Port-au-Prince airport. “I’m praising God,” Silsby told The Associated Press as she waited for a flight out of Haiti. She declined further questions. The Idaho businesswoman had been in custody since Jan. 29. She was originally charged with kidnapping and criminal association. Those charges were dropped and she was convicted of arranging illegal travel under a 1980 statute restricting movement out of Haiti signed by then-dictator JeanClaude Duvalier.

Red Shirts offer cease-fire to end Bangkok battles BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai government said Monday it would accept a cease-fire offer from a “Red Shirt” protest leader if their fighters end raging street battles and return to their main camp in central Bangkok, as the death toll from five days of violence rose to 37. The offer was made by Red Shirt leader Nattawut Saikuwa, who called the government’s chief negotiator, Korbsak Sabhavasu, on his cell phone, Korbsak said. It was the first direct talks between the two sides since the fighting started Thursday, but Korbsak said it was unlikely to achieve much as the two sides still remained far apart. Nattawut’s response was not immediately known. Calls to his phone went unanswered.

British officials relax safety rules over ash LONDON (AP) — Aviation authorities introduced relaxed flight safety rules Monday to minimize more disruptions caused by a volcano eruption in Iceland, as three of Europe’s busiest airports reopened after a dense volcanic ash cloud dissipated. Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority said it agreed with airlines, regulators and engine manufacturers on new rules that would let planes fly for a limited time through higher ash densities than currently allowed. The rules — which go into effect midday Tuesday — are subject to airlines getting a guarantee from their engine makers that their aircraft can safely tolerate the ash. The body said that so far British budget carrier Flybe was the only airline that satisfied those conditions, but it expected other airlines to follow soon and European authorities to introduce similar rules.

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The Orlando Magic are finally getting their first playoff test from the experienced Boston Celtics

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Lineberry makes it official, signs with Guilford College By RYAN SARDA

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CUBS GM SAYS LOU PINIELLA’S JOB IS SAFE CHICAGO (AP) — Despite the Chicago Cubs’ disappointing start, GM Jim Hendry says he’s “never given any thought” about replacing manager Lou Piniella. “I’m absolutely, completely confident in Lou Piniella,” Hendry said before Monday night’s game against Colorado. “I have complete faith in the coaching staff, also. No intention of making any changes at all.” Chicago reporters asked Hendry about Piniella’s job status because some national media have begun speculating that the manager could be in trouble if the Cubs don’t improve markedly. Piniella guided Chicago to NL Central titles in his first two seasons but the team went 83-78 last year. The Cubs are only 16-22 this season even though they have played almost exclusively against clubs that had losing records in 2009.

SANFORD — Jon Lineberry is going to Guilford College. The Lee Christian point guard recently signed his letter of intent to play college basketball for the Quakers next season. Lineberry led the Falcons to a 9-10 record this season and averaged 14.2 points per game and 7.3 assists per contest. The senior says that playing college basketball is something that he’s wanted to do ever since he was little. “It feels like a dream come true,”

said Lineberry. “I never thought I’d get a chance to play college basketball. I’m excited about this opportunity to play for a great program like Guilford.” Lineberry, who also had interest in Campbell, Pfeiffer and Methodist, chose Guilford because of its strong basketball tradition. In the past four years, the Quakers have a record of 119-12 and have been to the NCAA Division III Final Four in the last two years. Lineberry, who finishes his career as Lee Christian’s all-time

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Lee Christian’s Jon Lineberry (bottom right) signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Guilford College as Mary Lineberry (bottom left), Terry Lineberry, (top from left) Athletic Director Eric Davidson, and Head Coach Don Warcup look on.

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No excuse for skipping Hall of Fame induction By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

GOLF WOODS ADDS BRITISH TO PLAYING SCHEDULE ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has added the British Open to his summer schedule. Woods has a chance to become the first player in the 150-year history of the British Open to win three times at St. Andrews, where golf’s oldest championship will be held July 15-18. He added the British Open to the schedule on his website Monday. Woods, who withdrew from the final round of The Players Championship on May 9 with a neck injury, also has the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and the AT&T National at Aronimink on his schedule. He has yet to enter the Memorial, where he is the defending champion. ASHLEY GARNER/The Sanford Herald

GOLF SCOTT EARNS FIRST TOUR WIN SINCE 2008 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Deep in the heart of Texas, Adam Scott only saw Australia. Harsh scrubland off the fairways that reminded him of Brisbane and sandbelt greens that looked like home. “I had a feeling Aussies would do well here this week,” Scott said. None better than him. Rallying from four strokes back for his first PGA Tour victory in two years, Scott was 11 under in a 36-hole Sunday finale at the Texas Open, edging Frederik Jacobson by a stroke on the new Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. The course was designed by Scott’s hero, fellow countrymen Greg Norman, who sent a congratulatory message after Scott’s first win since the Australian Open in December.

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Lee County’s Carson Wilson (left), shown in this file photo, leads off from first base in a recent game against Pinecrest. The Yellow Jackets will battle Richmond County in the second round of the NCHSAA 4-A East state tournament at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Rockingham.

After tragedy, Yellow Jackets return to field By RYAN SARDA

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SANFORD — This is what Josh would have wanted. Despite the tragic death of Lee County High School student Josh Britt, the Yellow Jacket baseball team is still planning on taking the field against Richmond County in the second round of the NCHSAA 4-A East state tournament at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Rockingham. Before practice on Monday,

Yellow Jacket head coach Charlie Spivey and his team held a prayer for Britt and his family and close friends. Because of how emotional the entire day was for the Yellow Jacket players and coaches, Spivey decided to keep practice light and tried as hard as he could to keep the team focused on baseball. “The kids were emotional all

WANT TO GO? n What: The 2nd round of the 4-A East state baseball playoffs n Who: Richmond County (18-10) vs. Lee County (10-10) n When: Opening pitch is 7 p.m. Tuesday n Where: Richmond County High School in Rockingham

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CHARLOTTE — The NASCAR Hall of Fame opened its doors with a star-studded ceremony showcasing many of its stars. Retired champions Dale Jarrett, Darrell Waltrip and Rusty Wallace sat on stage alongside current drivers Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch and Bobby Labonte. Heavyweight team owners Rick Hendrick and Richard Childress flanked NASCAR chairman Brian France, while Joe Gibbs watched from the audience. The ceremony ended after NASCAR pioneers Richard Petty and Junior Johnson drove replicas of their old cars onto the plaza. The only two living members of the incoming inaugural five-member class, Johnson and Petty received a standing ovation. It was a fitting close to a celebratory day for the sport. But for a few moments, as security cleared the plaza for Petty and Johnson’s arrival, there was a quiet murmur that perhaps NASCAR’s current stars were about to arrive. Missing from last week’s events were Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. — the “big dogs” of today’s NASCAR. Gordon, Johnson, Stewart and Matt Kenseth were the only four active Cup champions missing from the ceremony. Earnhardt, NASCAR’s most popular driver and a two-time champion in NASCAR’s second-tier series, wasn’t there despite the upcoming induction of his father. Their absence did not go unnoticed. Petty, a seven-time champion and NASCAR’s all-time winningest driver, thought

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Six Cavaliers qualify for state meet By RYAN SARDA

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THOMASVILLE — Six members of the Southern Lee track and field team qualified for the upcoming state meet after strong finishes in the NCHSAA 3-A East Regional meet. Anelia Smith, Keeley Woods,

A.J. Jackson, Quinton Ingram, Michael Reives and Aaron Turner all had stellar performances in the regional meet, which took place on Saturday at Ledford High School in Thomasville. Smith, who broke the school record in the long jump, finished with a distance of 17 feet

7 inches, earning first place. The other Lady Cavalier to qualify for the state meet was Keeley Woods, who finished in second place in 800 meter run. Woods finished set a new school record in the 800 meter with a time of 2 minutes, 26 seconds. In boys action, Jackson

finished third in the long jump. He also teamed up with Reives, Ingram and Turner and helped the Cavaliers 4x200 relay team finish in second place with a time of 1 minute, 32 seconds.   The state meet will be on Friday afternoon on the campus of North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.


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Classic, Challenge soccer tryouts scheduled SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tryouts for the SASL Challenge and Classic soccer seasons will be held from May 24-27 and May 31-June 3 at the soccer fields at the Lee County Fairgrounds. Specific tryout dates and times for specific age divisions may be found at www.sasl.net, or interested parties may call Brent Sloan at (919) 770-5678 or e-mail him at bdimes76@yahoo.com The cost is $10 and includes a T-shirt and is open to players ages 7 and up. Participants should bring a soccer ball if they have one, cleats, shin guards and water.

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SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FUNdamentals basketball camp will be held on June 1417th in the Lee County High School gymnasium. The skills camp, which will be led by Lee County Yellow Jacket head coach Reggie Peace, will be for boys and girls ages 6-14. The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-to-noon each day. If interested participants sign up between now and May 31, the cost will be $35. Beginning on June 1, the camp will cost $40. If two or more people from the same household are interested, the camp will cost $35 per person. For more information, contact Peace at (919) 776-7541 ext. 4237.

Golf

Lee Boosters having tourney

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Athletic Boosters Club will host its annual Spring golf tournament on Saturday at Sanford Golf Course. The tournament, which costs $50 per person, will include a parent/child and four-man superball formats. The parent/child tournament will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start while the superball event will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at noon and prizes will be awarded for the top teams in each flight as well as for longest drive and closest-to-the-pin. For more information, contact Mike Setzer at (919) 499-3487.

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The Lee County girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; track and field team participated in the Mid-East Regional on Saturday at Apex High School. Out of the 22 teams that competed, the 4x200 relay team finished in seventh place. Ashley Pender finished 11th in High Jump, Jacinda Rose finished ninth in the Triple Jump, Brittany Yarborough finished 6th in the 200 meter run and Elizabeth Gay ran in prelims in the 300 meter low hurdles. The Yellow Jacketsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4x200 relay team consisted of Rashida Jackson, Mikky Johnson, Jasmine Foushee, and Brittany Yarborough. Team members are (front row, l-r): Ashley Pender, Jacinda Rose and Rashida Jackson. Back row (l-r): Brittany Yarborough, Mikky Johnson and Jasmine Foushee.

ACC, ESPN agree to 12-year deal By BRYAN STRICKLAND bstrickland@heraldsun.com

DURHAM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The ACC appears to have scored a major victory for the financial future of its member schools, reportedly reaching a television deal that should double the amount of money that each receives from the invaluable revenue source on a yearly basis. The conference and ESPN have struck a 12-

year deal for $1.86 billion, according to the Sports Business Journal. The deal, which combines football and basketball broadcast rights for the first time, dwarfs the ACCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current deals that expire after the upcoming season. The league is finishing up a seven-year, $258 million deal for football and a 10-year, $370 million deal for basketball that pays each member school ap-

proximately $6.2 million a year. The new deal averages out to $12.9 million a year to each school. The SEC still is setting the standard with its 15-year, $3 billion deal with ESPN and CBS that pays each school approximately $16.7 million a year, and Big Ten schools got roughly $15.7 million apiece in 2009, a figure that could change annually based on Big Ten Network profits and

that presumably would go down if the league expands. The ACC deal, however, far exceeds current deals in place for the Big 12 ($6.6 million) and the Pac10 ($5.3 million). The ACCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current deal for basketball belongs to Raycom Sports while the football deal belongs to ESPN, with the networks paying each other for broadcast rights for select games. That relationship is expected to continue, although ESPN now has ultimate control over that process.

Football and cheerleading sign-ups scheduled

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lee County Pop Warner Association will be conducting sign-ups from 9 a.m.-to-noon on May 22 at the Central Carolina Community College gym.  Parents need to bring a copy of their childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth certificate. The cost of participation for tackle football and cheerleading is $65 and flag football is $15.00. 

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Sanford Dolphins to hold two camps

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Sanford Dolphins Swim Team will be hosting two summer swim camps in June. The first camp runs from 12:30-to-3:45 p.m. from June 14-18 and the second is June 21-25 from 12:30-to-3:45 p.m. The camps will be held at the Sanford Nautilus and refreshments will be provided. Contact coach Mark Kline at (919) 308-6100 for more information or to reserve a spot for your child.

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The Sanford Herald / Tuesday, May 18, 2010 / 3B NBA BRIEFS Jackson comments on Arizona law trigger protest LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson refused to criticize Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new immigration law, triggering a backlash among activists who plan a protest outside Staples Center on Monday night. Jackson was asked two weeks ago about a plan by the Phoenix Suns to wear their Los Suns jerseys during a playoff game on May 5, Cinco de Mayo. The immigration law spurred the Sunsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; decision to use the jerseys to honor Arizonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Latino community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Am I crazy, or am I the only one that heard when the legislators said that â&#x20AC;&#x2122;we just took United States immigration law and adapted it to our state?â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Jackson responded. When the reporter suggested that Arizona had usurped federal law, Jackson corrected him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not usurping, they just copied it, is what they said they did, the legislators. Then they give it some teeth to be able to enforce it.â&#x20AC;? AP photo

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, right, falls as Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson, left, dribbles up court during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals Sunday in Orlando. Boston won 92-88 and now leads the best-of-seven series 1-0.

Magic face first adversity of playoffs against Celtics ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Play time is over. The trick shots that had become a ritual after Orlando Magic practices were gone Monday. So were the usual jokes and playful banter. They were small but telling signs of just how much has changed in the Eastern Conference finals after the Boston Celtics took homecourt advantage, shattering the Magicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playoff invincibility. Orlando will now have to overcome a loss for the first time in more than six weeks when the Magic face the resurgent Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good wake-up call for us,â&#x20AC;? forward Matt Barnes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak for everyone, but we may have been feeling ourselves too much. They kicked our tail last night, and now we have to get back to work.â&#x20AC;? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty on the agenda. The Celtics swarmed Dwight Howard from the opening tip, with four different big men â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kendrick Perkins, Rasheed Wallace, Glen Davis and Kevin Garnett â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all taking turns. Boston bullied its way past the Magic in punishing fashion. Howard was held to 13 points and 12 rebounds on 3-for-10 shooting. But he also had a game-high seven turnovers, some coming at the worst of times. Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scrappy play in the paint, elbows and forearms constantly jabbing, frustrated Howard again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just playing him tough,â&#x20AC;? Wallace said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The difference is Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m clean with it. Some guys who do that, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dirty with it. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re walking under you when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re shooting a jump shot. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just playing him tough. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do no dirty play. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just all tough.â&#x20AC;? The ripple effect allowed the Celtics to close out fast on the Magicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potent 3-point shooters, who went cold â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially early when Boston went ahead by 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and never allowed to get in rhythm. Orlando shot 41 percent from the field and 22 percent from beyond the arc. The Magic, who swept

Atlanta and Charlotte in the first two rounds, havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lost consecutive home games all season. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re banking on that streak continuing heading into Game 2, or their hopes of redeeming last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NBA finals loss to the Lakers could be crushed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow it to happen again,â&#x20AC;? Howard said. While the Magic are trying to prove they can overcome adversity, the Celtics are looking to regain their knockout punch. Streaky for parts of the season, the Celtics have only now started to find the defensive prowess that carried them to an NBA title two years ago. They spent the season, hobbled by injuries, dazzling one minute and baffling the next. Boston coach Doc Rivers cautioned his team not to get overly excited Monday, knowing such success hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lasted long. The Celt-

ics havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t won more than four straight â&#x20AC;&#x201D; their current streak â&#x20AC;&#x201D; since they won 11 in a row before Christmas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle (winning) well all year,â&#x20AC;? Rivers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we won three or four in a row, you could count on it, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Here it comes.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a veteran team and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle it well. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a human game at the end of the day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always worry about that. I worry about us when we win one game, I really do,â&#x20AC;? Rivers said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been the type of team, veteran teams usually

handle that well, we have not all year.â&#x20AC;? How the Magic will react after their first playoff setback is unknown. They cruised through the first two rounds with relative ease, beating Atlanta by the largest margin of defeat in league history. Boston, of course, is a much more proven opponent. The Celtics went ahead 65-45 in the third quarter. Even if the slow start was the rust of a six-day layoff, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accept that as an excuse.

Kahn tries to downplay hype MINNEAPOLIS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; If the Minnesota Timberwolves didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have bad luck in the NBA draft, they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any luck at all. Perhaps thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Wolves president David Kahn is downplaying the need to win the lottery this year. Kahn says if the Wolves fail again to improve their position in the annual drawing, fans should not hang their heads because the team could trade up before the June draft. The Timberwolves have the second-best odds to get the No. 1 pick on Tuesday. The farthest they can fall would be No. 5. The best odds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at 31.85 percent â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are that the team will fall to No. 4. In 12 years in the lottery, the Timberwolves have never improved their position.

With Prokhorov in front row, Nets seek lottery win NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; With their new owner sitting front row, the New Jersey Nets will have the best chance to win the NBA draft lottery. They could sure use the help. Mikhail Prokhorov will represent the Nets on stage Tuesday night in Secaucus, N.J. for the lottery, which his team has a 25 percent chance of winning after finishing with a league-worst 12-70 record. Kentucky freshman point guard John Wall is considered the top prize in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class, with player of the year Evan Turner of Ohio State also expected to go high. Team president Rod Thorn says the Nets will get a good player no matter where they end up, but adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You always want to get as high as you can, because the higher you get, the more leverage it gives you.â&#x20AC;?

New dad Ginobili welcomes twins

SAN ANTONIO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili and his wife, Many, are parents to twin boys. Ginobili, on his Twitter page, announced Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s births of Dante and Nicola. Ginobili says mother and boys are doing great, and he later added â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just changed my 1st diaper!â&#x20AC;? The Spurs were swept in the second round of the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns. Ginobili in April announced he would not play for his native Argentina this summer in the world championships in Turkey because of his pending parenthood, plus he wants to stay healthy. Ginobili spent the past two summers recovering from ankle injuries.

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Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Sunday’s Games Detroit 5, Boston 1 Minnesota 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 Toronto 5, Texas 2 Cleveland 5, Baltimore 1 Tampa Bay 2, Seattle 1 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 3 L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 0 Monday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, ppd., rain Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Minnesota (Pavano 4-3) at Toronto (Marcum 2-1), 12:37 p.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 2-2) at Detroit (Porcello 3-3), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (D.Huff 1-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 5-1), 1:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 1-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 1-4) at Baltimore (Millwood 0-4), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 4-2) at Texas (C.Wilson 3-1), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-3) at Oakland (Sheets 2-3), 10:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday’s Games Florida 10, N.Y. Mets 8 Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 13, Arizona 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 2, Washington 1 San Francisco 4, Houston 3 L.A. Dodgers 1, San Diego 0 Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 2 Monday’s Games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee (M.Parra 0-2) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-2), 12:35 p.m. Arizona (Buckner 0-0) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 3-1), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 2-4) at Philadelphia (Halladay 6-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 3-2) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (J.Chacin 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Silva 4-0), 8:05 p.m. Washington (Lannan 1-2) at St. Louis (Carpenter 4-1), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-3) at San Diego (Latos 3-3), 10:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 2-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 4-1), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Florida at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.

MLB Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .372; AJackson, Detroit, .369; Cano, New York, .362; Morneau, Minnesota, .357; Longoria, Tampa Bay, .349; Gardner, New York, .346; Mauer, Minnesota, .345. RUNS—Longoria, Tampa Bay, 27; Youkilis, Boston, 24; Cano, New York, 23; AJackson, Detroit, 23; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 22; Gardner, New York, 22; OHudson, Minnesota, 22; VWells, Toronto, 22. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; Konerko, Chicago, 25; Guerrero, Texas, 23; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 23; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 22; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 22; CPena, Tampa Bay, 22. HITS—AJackson, Detroit, 45; MiCabrera, Detroit, 42; Butler, Kansas City, 39; Cano, New York, 38; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 38; Pedroia, Boston, 37; ISuzuki, Seattle, 37; VWells, Toronto, 37. DOUBLES—AleGonzalez, Toronto, 12; VWells, Toronto, 12; MiCabrera, Detroit, 11; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 11; Hunter, Los Angeles, 11; Inge, Detroit, 11; Markakis, Baltimore, 11. TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 3; Maier, Kansas City, 3; 13 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Konerko, Chicago, 12; Wigginton, Baltimore, 10; Cano, New York, 9; AnJones, Chicago, 9; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 8; JGuillen, Kansas City, 8; VWells, Toronto, 8. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 15; Gardner, New York, 13; RDavis, Oakland, 12; Andrus, Texas, 11; Podsednik, Kansas City, 11; Rios, Chicago, 9; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; Figgins, Seattle, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7. PITCHING—Garza, Tampa Bay, 5-1; Liriano, Minnesota, 4-0; JShields, Tampa Bay, 4-0; AJBurnett, New York, 4-0; Pettitte, New York, 4-0; Sabathia, New York, 4-1; Slowey, Minnesota, 4-2; FFrancisco, Texas, 4-3. STRIKEOUTS—CLewis, Texas, 44; JShields, Tampa Bay, 43; Morrow, Toronto, 42; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 40; RRomero, Toronto, 40; Garza, Tampa Bay, 39; Lester, Boston, 37. SAVES—Gregg, Toronto, 8; Aardsma, Seattle, 8; Rauch, Minnesota, 8; Papelbon, Boston, 8; Valverde, Detroit, 7; MRivera, New York, 7; Soria, Kansas City, 7; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 7; NFeliz, Texas, 7.

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—Ethier, Los Angeles, .390; Braun, Milwaukee, .359; CRuiz, Philadelphia, .354; Werth, Philadelphia, .348; Byrd, Chicago, .336; Theriot, Chicago, .329; ASoriano, Chicago, .327. RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 31; Kemp, Los Angeles, 29; Utley, Philadelphia, 29; Reynolds, Arizona, 25; Weeks, Milwaukee, 25; Werth, Philadelphia, 25; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 24. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 35; McGehee, Milwaukee, 32; Cantu, Florida, 29; Braun, Milwaukee, 28; Heyward, Atlanta, 28; Reynolds, Arizona, 27; CYoung, Arizona, 27. HITS—Theriot, Chicago, 48; Braun, Milwaukee, 46; Ethier, Los Angeles, 46; Byrd, Chicago, 44; Loney, Los Angeles, 44; Prado, Atlanta, 44; Headley, San Diego, 40; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 40; McGehee, Milwaukee, 40; Pujols, St. Louis, 40. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 17; Byrd, Chicago, 13; Loney, Los Angeles, 11; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 11; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 11; Zimmerman, Washington, 11; 8 tied at 10. TRIPLES—Morgan, Washington, 5; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 4; Victorino, Philadelphia, 4; Bay, New York, 3; Bruce, Cincinnati, 3; SDrew, Arizona, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; Pagan, New York, 3; Venable, San Diego, 3. HOME RUNS—Ethier, Los Angeles, 10; KJohnson, Arizona, 10; Reynolds, Arizona, 10; Barajas, New York, 9; Heyward, Atlanta, 8; Utley, Philadelphia, 8; Votto, Cincinnati, 8. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 11; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 10; Headley, San Diego, 9; 8 tied at 8. PITCHING—Clippard, Washington, 6-1; Jimenez, Colorado, 6-1; Halladay, Philadelphia, 6-1; Zito, San Francisco, 5-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 5-1; DLowe, Atlanta, 5-3; 9 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 64; Haren, Arizona, 60; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 56; Hamels, Philadelphia, 49; Jimenez, Colorado, 49; Halladay, Philadelphia, 48; Carpenter, St. Louis, 47; JoJohnson, Florida, 47. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 13; Cordero, Cincinnati, 11; HBell, San Diego, 9; Lindstrom, Houston, 7; Franklin, St. Louis, 7; BrWilson, San Francisco, 7; Nunez, Florida, 7.

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34. Zach Johnson USA 35. Ross Fisher Eng 36. Adam Scott Aus 37. K.J. Choi Kor 38. Edoardo Molinari Ita 39. Francesco Molinari Ita 40. Miguel Angel Jimenez Esp 41. Ryo Ishikawa Jpn 42. Yuta Ikeda Jpn 43. Ben Crane USA 44. Louis Oosthuizen SAf 45. Peter Hanson Swe 46. Kevin Na USA 47. Thongchai Jaidee Tha 48. Oliver Wilson Eng 49. Michael Sim Aus 50. Graeme McDowell NIr 51. Vijay Singh Fji 52. J.B. Holmes USA 53. Soren Hansen Den 54. Rickie Fowler USA 55. Soren Kjeldsen Den 56. Hiroyuki Fujita Jpn 57. Ryan Moore USA 58. Anders Hansen Den 59. Mike Weir Can 60. David Toms USA 61. Stephen Marino USA 62. Scott Verplank USA 63. Heath Slocum USA 64. Stephen Ames Can 65. Brian Gay USA 66. Jason Bohn USA 67. Justin Rose Eng 68. Rory Sabbatini SAf 69. Simon Dyson Eng

NHL Playoff Glance 3.11 3.02 2.97 2.87 2.82 2.66 2.59 2.59 2.56 2.48 2.44 2.39 2.38 2.33 2.32 2.29 2.26 2.26 2.21 2.21 2.20 2.18 2.17 2.17 2.14 2.10 2.09 2.07 2.06 2.06 2.04 1.98 1.97 1.94 1.93 1.93

Sports on TV Tuesday, May 18

CYCLING 5 p.m. VERSUS — Tour of California, stage 3, San Francisco to Santa Cruz, Calif. NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Draft Lottery, at Secaucus, N.J. 8:30 p.m.

By The Associated Press Sunday At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 400 laps, 132.8 rating, 190 points, $327,706. 2. (17) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 400, 118.7, 175, $231,740. 3. (21) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 400, 103.3, 170, $210,101. 4. (14) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 400, 108.3, 160, $145,275. 5. (13) David Reutimann, Toyota, 400, 110.2, 160, $153,131. 6. (24) Greg Biffle, Ford, 400, 87.7, 150, $117,025. 7. (30) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 400, 88.5, 146, $146,476. 8. (9) Carl Edwards, Ford, 400, 87.2, 142, $136,773. 9. (16) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 400, 91.8, 138, $133,173. 10. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota, 400, 95.1, 134, $133,040. 11. (15) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 400, 86.9, 130, $136,251. 12. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 400, 90.1, 132, $98,675. 13. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 400, 77.1, 124, $125,679. 14. (8) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 399, 97.3, 121, $127,576. 15. (3) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 399, 80.7, 118, $106,125. 16. (5) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 399, 129.4, 125, $139,353. 17. (7) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 399, 87.1, 112, $96,775. 18. (20) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 398, 67.3, 109, $114,610. 19. (12) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 398, 87.6, 111, $128,898. 20. (2) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 398, 84.3, 108, $132,765. 21. (23) Paul Menard, Ford, 398, 67.4, 100, $93,800. 22. (39) Casey Mears, Toyota, 397, 58.2, 97, $122,748. 23. (29) Scott Speed, Toyota, 396, 58, 94, $102,823. 24. (37) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 396, 53.6, 91, $91,600. 25. (40) David Gilliland, Ford, 395, 46.1, 88, $103,135. 26. (22) David Ragan, Ford, 395, 58.8, 85, $90,275. 27. (31) David Stremme, Ford, 395, 48.8, 82, $90,625. 28. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 394, 44.8, 79, $88,975. 29. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 393, 42.1, 76, $80,825. 30. (27) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 390, 55.4, 73, $88,675. 31. (42) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 386, 37, 70, $95,098. 32. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 354, 86.9, 67, $115,004. 33. (41) Kevin Conway, Ford, 351, 32.3, 64, $94,748. 34. (10) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 312, 47.8, 61, $85,025. 35. (28) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, suspension, 283, 56.8, 58, $112,206. 36. (26) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, accident, 222, 60, 55, $96,748. 37. (25) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, engine, 127, 34.1, 52, $76,505. 38. (36) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 67, 38.7, 49, $76,395. 39. (33) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, electrical, 65, 40.4, 46, $76,280. 40. (32) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, suspension, 36, 29, 43, $76,150. 41. (35) Dave Blaney, Toyota, electrical, 36, 30.4, 40, $75,970. 42. (34) Michael McDowell, Toyota, brakes, 33, 30.4, 37, $75,890. 43. (43) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, electrical, 29, 27.2, 34, $76,262. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 128.790 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 6 minutes, 21 seconds. Margin of Victory: 7.551 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 24 laps. Lead Changes: 20 among 8 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Kahne 1-24; J.Johnson 25-58; Ky.Busch 59-83; J.Johnson 84-133; Ku.Busch 134; J.Burton 135; J.Johnson 136-169; Ky.Busch 170-176; J.Johnson 177-232; Ky.Busch 233-234; J.Johnson 235-245; M.Kenseth 246-260; J.Johnson 261-291; Ky.Busch 292-352; J.Johnson 353-354; Ky.Busch 355; J.Johnson 356362; D.Reutimann 363; M.Truex Jr. 364365; Ky.Busch 366-400. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 8 times for 225 laps; Ky.Busch, 6 times for 131 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 24 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 15 laps; M.Truex Jr., 1 time for 2 laps; J.Burton, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Reutimann, 1 time for 1 lap; Ku.Busch, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. K.Harvick, 1,768; 2. Ky.Busch, 1,699; 3. M.Kenseth, 1,642; 4. J.Johnson, 1,637; 5. D.Hamlin, 1,618; 6. J.Gordon, 1,605; 7. G.Biffle, 1,581; 8. J.Burton, 1,569; 9. Ku.Busch, 1,531; 10. C.Edwards, 1,487; 11. M.Martin, 1,475; 12. M.Truex Jr., 1,434. ——— NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

HOCKEY

World Golf Rankings World Golf Ranking By The Associated Press Through May 16 1. Tiger Woods 2. Phil Mickelson 3. Lee Westwood 4. Steve Stricker 5. Jim Furyk 6. Ian Poulter 7. Ernie Els 8. Paul Casey 9. Rory McIlroy 10. Anthony Kim 11. Martin Kaymer 12. Robert Allenby 13. Padraig Harrington 14. Camilo Villegas 15. Retief Goosen 16. Geoff Ogilvy 17. Hunter Mahan 18. Luke Donald 19. Y.E. Yang 20. Lucas Glover 21. Henrik Stenson 22. Tim Clark 23. Sean O’Hair 24. Charl Schwartzel 25. Kenny Perry 26. Angel Cabrera 27. Stewart Cink 28. Nick Watney 29. Dustin Johnson 30. Sergio Garcia 31. Alvaro Quiros 32. Matt Kuchar 33. Robert Karlsson

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Autism Speaks 400 Results

ESPN — Playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, game 2, Boston at Orlando NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, Eastern Conference finals, game 2, Montreal at Philadelphia 10 p.m. VERSUS — Playoffs, Western Conference finals, game 2, Chicago at San Jose

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal 4, Washington 3 Thursday, April 15: Montreal 3, Washington 2, OT Saturday, April 17: Washington 6, Montreal 5, OT Monday, April 19: Washington 5, Montreal 1 Wednesday, April 21: Washington 6,

Montreal 3 Friday, April 23: Montreal 2, Washington 1 Monday, April 26: Montreal 4, Washington 1 Wednesday, April 28: Montreal 2, Washington 1 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1 Wednesday, April 14: Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1 Friday, April 16: New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3 Sunday, April 18: Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT Tuesday, April 20: Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 1 Thursday, April 22: Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 0 Boston 4, Buffalo 2 Thursday, April 15: Buffalo 2, Boston 1 Saturday, April 17: Boston 5, Buffalo 3 Monday, April 19: Boston 2, Buffalo 1 Wednesday, April 21: Boston 3, Buffalo 2, 2OT Friday, April 23: Buffalo 4, Boston 1 Monday, April 26: Boston 4, Buffalo 3 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 2 Wednesday, April 14: Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 4 Friday, April 16: Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1 Sunday, April 18: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 2 Tuesday, April 20: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 4 Thursday, April 22: Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 3, 3OT Saturday, April 24: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE San Jose 4, Colorado 2 Wednesday, April 14: Colorado 2, San Jose 1 Friday, April 16: San Jose 6, Colorado 5, OT Sunday, April 18: Colorado 1, San Jose 0, OT Tuesday, April 20: San Jose 2, Colorado 1, OT Thursday, April 22: San Jose 5, Colorado 0 Saturday, April 24: San Jose 5, Colorado 2 Chicago 4, Nashville 2 Friday, April 16: Nashville 4, Chicago 1 Sunday, April 18: Chicago 2, Nashville 0 Tuesday, April 20: Nashville 4, Chicago 1 Thursday, April 22: Chicago 3, Nashville 0 Saturday, April 24: Chicago 5, Nashville 4, OT Monday, April 26: Chicago 5, Nashville 3 Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 2 Thursday, April 15: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Saturday, April 17: Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 2, OT Monday, April 19: Los Angeles 5, Vancouver 3 Wednesday, April 21: Vancouver 6, Los Angeles 4 Friday, April 23: Vancouver 7, Los Angeles 2 Sunday, April 25: Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Wednesday, April 14: Phoenix 3, Detroit 2 Friday, April 16: Detroit 7, Phoenix 4 Sunday, April 18: Phoenix 4, Detroit 2 Tuesday, April 20: Detroit 3, Phoenix 0 Friday, April 23: Detroit 4, Phoenix 1 Sunday, April 25: Phoenix 5, Detroit 2 Tuesday, April 27: Detroit 6, Phoenix 1 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3 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: Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 1 Monday, May 10: Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3 Wednesday, May 12: Montreal 5, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 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 4, Boston 0 Wednesday, May 12: Philadelphia 2, Boston 1 Friday, May 14: Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, Vancouver 2 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 4, Chicago 1 Tuesday, May 11: Chicago 5, Vancouver 1 San Jose 4, 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: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 1, Montreal 0 Sunday, May 16: Philadelphia 6, Montreal 0 Tuesday, May 18: Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20: Philadelphia at Montreal, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22: Philadelphia at Montreal, 3 p.m. x-Monday, May 24: Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 26: Philadelphia at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Friday, May 28: Montreal at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 1, San Jose 0 Sunday, May 16: Chicago 2, San Jose 1 Tuesday, May 18: Chicago at San Jose, 10 p.m. Friday, May 21: San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 23: San Jose at Chicago, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 25: Chicago at San Jose, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 27: San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, May 29: Chicago at San Jose, 8 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND

(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Cleveland 4, Chicago 1 Saturday, April 17: Cleveland 96, Chicago 83 Monday, April 19: Cleveland 112, Chicago 102 Thursday, April 22: Chicago 108, Cleveland 106 Sunday, April 25: Cleveland 121, Chicago 98 Tuesday, April 27: Cleveland 96, Chicago 94 Orlando 4, Charlotte 0 Sunday, April 18: Orlando 98, Charlotte 89 Wednesday, April 21: Orlando 92, Charlotte 77 Saturday, April 24: Orlando 90, Charlotte 86 Monday, April 26: Orlando 99, Charlotte 90 Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 3 Saturday, April 17: Atlanta 102, Milwaukee 92 Tuesday, April 20: Atlanta 96, Milwaukee 86 Saturday, April 24: Milwaukee 107, Atlanta 89 Monday, April 26: Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 104 Wednesday, April 28: Milwaukee 91, Atlanta 87 Friday, April 30: Atlanta 83, Milwaukee 69 Sunday, May 2: Atlanta 95, Milwaukee 74 Boston 4, Miami 1 Saturday, April 17: Boston 85, Miami 76 Tuesday, April 20: Boston 106, Miami 77 Friday, April 23: Boston 100, Miami 98 Sunday, April 25: Miami 101, Boston 92 Tuesday, April 27: Boston 96, Miami 86 WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers 4, Oklahoma City 2 Sunday, April 18: L.A. Lakers 87, Oklahoma City 79 Tuesday, April 20: L.A. Lakers 95, Oklahoma City 92 Thursday, April 22: Oklahoma City 101, L.A. Lakers 96 Saturday, April 24: Oklahoma City 110, L.A. Lakers 89 Tuesday, April 27: L.A. Lakers 111, Oklahoma City 87 Friday, April 30: L.A. Lakers 95, Oklahoma City 94 San Antonio 4, Dallas 2 Sunday, April 18: Dallas 100, San Antonio 94 Wednesday, April 21: San Antonio 102, Dallas 88 Friday, April 23: San Antonio 94, Dallas 90 Sunday, April 25: San Antonio 92, Dallas 89 Tuesday, April 27: Dallas 103, San Antonio 81 Thursday, April 29: San Antonio 97, Dallas 87 Phoenix 4, Portland 2 Sunday, April 18: Portland 105, Phoenix 100 Tuesday, April 20: Phoenix 119, Portland 90 Thursday, April 22: Phoenix 108, Portland 89 Saturday, April 24: Portland 96, Phoenix 87 Monday, April 26: Phoenix 107, Portland 88 Thursday, April 29: Phoenix 99, Portland 90 Utah 4, Denver 2 Saturday, April 17: Denver 126, Utah 113 Monday, April 19: Utah 114, Denver 111 Friday, April 23: Utah 105, Denver 93 Sunday, April 25: Utah 117, Denver 106 Wednesday, April 28: Denver 116, Utah 102 Friday, April 30: Utah 112, Denver 104 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Cleveland 2 Saturday, May 1: Cleveland 101, Boston 93 Monday, May 3: Boston 104, Cleveland 86 Friday, May 7: Cleveland 124, Boston 95 Sunday, May 9: Boston 97, Cleveland 87 Tuesday, May 11: Boston 120, Cleveland 88 Thursday, May 13: Boston 94, Cleveland 85 Orlando 4, Atlanta 0 Tuesday, May 4: Orlando 114, Atlanta 71 Thursday, May 6: Orlando 112, Atlanta 98 Saturday, May 8: Orlando 105, Atlanta 75 Monday, May 10: Orlando 98, Atlanta 84 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 4, 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 107, San Antonio 101 L.A. Lakers 4, 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 111, Utah 110 Monday, May 10: L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 96 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 1, Orlando 0 Sunday, May 16: Boston 92, Orlando 88 Tuesday, May 18: Boston at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22: Orlando at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 24: Orlando at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 26: Boston at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 28: Orlando at Boston, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 30: Boston at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers vs. Phoenix Monday, May 17: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 19: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. Sunday, May 23: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 27: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. x-Saturday, May 29: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 31: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m.

Weekend Golf Scores

PGA Tour-Valero Texas Open Scores By The Associated Press Sunday At TPC San Antonio San Antonio Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 7,435; Par: 72 Final Round FedExCup points in parentheses Adam Scott (500), $1,098,000 Fredrik Jacobson (300), $658,800 Aaron Baddeley (145), $317,200 Ernie Els (145), $317,200 Jimmy Walker (145), $317,200 Tim Petrovic (95), $211,975 Garth Mulroy (95), $211,975 Steve Flesch (85), $189,100 Tom Gillis (73), $158,600 Spencer Levin (73), $158,600 James Driscoll (73), $158,600 Ryan Palmer (73), $158,600 Garrett Willis (57), $114,375 J.B. Holmes (57), $114,375 Charley Hoffman (57), $114,375 Brett Wetterich (57), $114,375 Charlie Wi (52), $85,400 Arjun Atwal (52), $85,400 Harrison Frazar (52), $85,400 Aron Price (52), $85,400 James Nitties (52), $85,400 Chris Tidland (47), $56,628 Paul Stankowski (47), $56,628 Carl Pettersson (47), $56,628 Cameron Percy (47), $56,628

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their absence was wrong. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of these drivers that are doing pretty well today donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize what some of the guys went through to get it to this point,â&#x20AC;? Petty said last weekend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of us old timers look back and hope that the guys that are doing it now appreciate what the guys did who laid the groundwork.â&#x20AC;? All four champions had various reasons for missing the ceremony. Gordon cited a prior commitment and Johnson said he was on one final vacation with his wife before the couple welcomes their first child this summer. The slumping Stewart was testing with his team in Virginia, while a spokesman for Earnhardt said there had been confusion as to which events the driver was to attend. It all speaks to a large scheduling problem. NASCAR runs a 38-race schedule over 11 months that takes drivers and teams from home a minimum of three days a week. Throw in sponsor appearances, business obligations, team meetings and personal responsibilities, well, it barely leaves time for a haircut some weeks. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make skipping certain events right, though. After all, just about everyone, no matter the profession, is busy. Family, work and lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day-to-day nuances have stretched folks, and it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter if they drive race cars for a living. In this instance, current NASCAR drivers could choose to attend

three Hall of Fame events honoring the men who over the last six decades paved the track where they now earn their fortunes. Gordon and Johnson said theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll intend this Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s induction ceremony. So will Earnhardt, who also plans to sit with his family during a Thursday night gala to honor the inductees. Stewart, according to event organizers, is not planning to attend either event. Why? Organizers said they were told the two-time champion is busy, and has places to be and things to do. In fairness to Stewart, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s far from the only driver who will miss Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s induction. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it OK. Junior Johnson, a former moonshiner who turned his ability to build a fast car and outrun the law into a legendary NASCAR career as a driver and owner, said during the opening ceremony that his inclusion in the inaugural class was â&#x20AC;&#x153;the greatest thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever happened to me.â&#x20AC;? Ned Jarrett, a two-time Cup champion, had tears in his eyes when he said if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever elected to the Hall, it would â&#x20AC;&#x153;be the ultimate. If I ever get in here, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be complete.â&#x20AC;? This Hall of Fame is cherished â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and long overdue â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to the hundreds of drivers who never got rich, to the mechanics who traded families for race cars, and to the owners who poured every last dime into their pursuit of Victory Lane. Without the France Family, there is no NASCAR. Without Petty, there is no Dale Earnhardt or Jeff Gordon. Without Gordon, there is no Jimmie Johnson.

There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t supposed to be any confusion about the importance of this week, either. Attending the induction and making this week spectacular was made easy for everyone when NASCAR made it the final event of All-Star Week. Festivities begin Sunday morning, hours after one driver will pick up a $1 million paycheck â&#x20AC;&#x201D; think Richard Petty might have liked an occasional $1 million payday? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for winning the All-Star race. Figuring everybody was already in town for the show, scheduling it for the next day sure seemed like a no-brainer. Alas, many will choose to spend their rare Sunday off on the lake, or with family and friends, and they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be bothered to give three hours of an off day to honor those who came before them. Maybe the Hall of Fame goofed in its scheduling, and its gala could have been held Tuesday night. Driver attendance has improved over the last several years at the Wednesday night Pit Crew Competition, so maybe the induction ceremony should be Thursday evening, when everyone is in town and has few legitimate excuses to miss the event. Or maybe it shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter what day the ceremony is held. Everybody at one time or another has been dragged somewhere. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, Mom! I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go Aunt Myrtleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house! All my friends are going swimming!â&#x20AC;? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all begrudgingly bypassed a fun day with friends. Sometimes we do what we do â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re told â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right thing.

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CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez understands the public would like some answers about Big Ten expansion. Just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask him. Alvarez said the decision rests with school presidents, not with the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic directors. Still, expansion was the hot-button topic Monday as conference coaches and administrators gathered in Chicago for three days of meetings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People want to know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on, but nobody has any answers for them,â&#x20AC;? Alvarez said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;None of us do, anyway.â&#x20AC;? Michigan athletic director David Brandon senses â&#x20AC;&#x153;change is in the windâ&#x20AC;? but isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure anything will happen. And Indianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tom Crean said expansion â&#x20AC;&#x153;is a topic of conversationâ&#x20AC;? even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not on the written agenda for the basketball coachesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meetings. The Big Ten last year grabbed the attention of everyone in college sports by announcing that it was considering whether to expand from its current 11 members, a move that would extend the reach of its lucrative TV network

and add a championship football game. The timeline for any decision is said to stretch into 2011, but expansion and the potential domino effect have dominated discussions from the Big East, SEC and Big 12 to the Pac-10. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the success of the Big Ten network and the position weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in, I am sure that the powers that be will only add universities that bring value,â&#x20AC;? Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime you add value to a league, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be better off.â&#x20AC;?

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prior to tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening pitch. Spivey feels that the best way the Yellow Jackets can honor their fallen student is by carrying him with them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know Josh would want us to play,â&#x20AC;? said Spivey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He loved the Yellow Jackets and he would want this. I also know that his family wants us to play as well. I think the best way to honor Josh is to carry him with us in our hearts. As long as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in our hearts before, during and after the game, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing our part in honoring him.â&#x20AC;? The Yellow Jackets, the No. 5 seed out of the Tri-9 Conference, are in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. Lee County upset Millbrook 14-4 in the opening round last week. Still, no matter how far the Yellow Jackets go in the 2010 state tournament, because of Brittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, the team and the entire school will have a lifelong bond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of us are bonded for life now,â&#x20AC;? said Spivey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

not just the baseball team, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the entire Lee County family. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always remember who Josh was and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be in our hearts forever.â&#x20AC;? Because of the tragedy, Spivey still hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had time to do much scouting on the Raiders. He says sometimes scouting can be to a teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disadvantage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With everything going on, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even thought about calling anybody to try and find out about Richmond County,â&#x20AC;? said Spivey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of times, you can overscout teams and over prepare. Sometimes youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to just play and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exactly what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to just play.â&#x20AC;? Brittâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Civic Center. If todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game is canceled due to inclement weather, the game will be made up on Thursday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless the rain washes us out, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still playing,â&#x20AC;? said Spivey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Josh would want us to do.â&#x20AC;?

general,â&#x20AC;? said Warcup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was definitely the leader of our team this year. How he went is how we went. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare to find a player like Jon. He was a good team player that cared about the success of the team.â&#x20AC;? Warcup â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got speed and quickness and has a decent shot,â&#x20AC;? said Warcup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also good at making the right decisions with the basketball. He knows how to get the ball to the right person at the right time. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very happy for him getting a shot at the next level.â&#x20AC;? Lee Christian athletic director Eric Davidson says that Lineberryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big heart and positive attitude are

two of his best qualities that will help him succeed as a student athlete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think one of Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest attributes is his determination,â&#x20AC;? said Davidson, who also coached Lineberry in soccer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can tell him that he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do something, that really motivates him and fires him up. He wants to show you that he can do it and that he will do it. I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to help him be successful at the next level.â&#x20AC;? Davidson has all the faith in the world that Lineberry will do everything he can to be successful under Guilford head coach Tom Palombo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to work extremely hard,â&#x20AC;? said Davidson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to give everything he has to that program and is going to give 110 percent to develop into a better basketball player. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud of how hard he has worked to get to where he is going.â&#x20AC;? Lineberry is the second Falcon to sign a letter of intent to play at the next level this year. Earlier in the year, Lee Christian soccer sensation Robert Sandidge gave a verbal commitment to play at Campbell in the fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just goes to show you that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about the size of the school,â&#x20AC;? said Davidson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the size of the heart of the student athlete. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of what both athletes have done and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about the next group of athletes coming through. They now know that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go to a big school to play at the next level.â&#x20AC;? Lineberry remains optimistic that he can see some playing time with the Quakers in his freshman season but is just happy to be a part of the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about my future,â&#x20AC;? said Lineberry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the ultimate dream come true for me.â&#x20AC;?

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day at school,â&#x20AC;? explained Spivey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, we tried to make it pretty low key at practice. We had a devotion and a prayer before practice and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have another one before the game. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been tough on these kids and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been hard on Lee County High School.â&#x20AC;? Spivey and the Yellow Jackets all send their condolences, thoughts and prayers to the entire Britt family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our thoughts and prayers obviously go out to the Britt family,â&#x20AC;? said Spivey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a tremendous family that is. They care so much about Lee County athletics and the school in general. I know how bad theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hurting right now and I want them to know that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all here for them. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re such good people and my heart breaks for them.â&#x20AC;? The Yellow Jackets will hold a team prayer for Britt

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DEAR ABBY

BRIDGE HAND

White-collar woman keeps her blue-collar beau under wraps

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: You could use a change of scenery. Learning will be in a high cycle. If you can adapt to changes at home, you will discover that what’s happening around you can benefit you. Money can be made if you handle what you already have wisely or you unload some of your debt by selling what you don’t need. Your numbers are 4, 15, 20, 23, 29, 40, 44 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Know your business and be prepared to answer questions that may trigger changes in the way you proceed. In the end, persistence will pay off. A physical challenge will ease your stress. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t leave anything to chance. The more information you share and the ease at which you display it will help to keep the peace. A change at home will be to your advantage and can even bring you monetary gains. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your help will be appreciated and will encourage others. A chance to try something new will lead to an entertaining pastime. Make creative changes at home and you will be able to get a lifelong dream off the ground. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t expect everything to run smoothly but deal quickly and efficiently with the problems that arise. You will eliminate your stress and move in a positive direction toward a better future. Don’t let uncertainty drag you down. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The unexpected will leave you wondering what to do next. Someone else may not like your plans or the direction you are taking but you have to do what works for you. Don’t waste time. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Detail will be your guide and picking apart what’s being done around

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you or asked of you will help you make the right choice. An investment can turn out well if you do your research. A change you make now will bring you greater freedom in the future. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Concentrate on your performance and productivity, not what others are doing or saying. Distance yourself from emotional matters that you cannot win at the moment. A trip or visiting someone with information will pay off. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Now is the time to present, promote and discuss your plans and options with people who can offer you something in return. Avoid anyone who is trying to derail you. Follow your heart, your head and your plans, not someone else’s. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be faced with a decision with the potential to change your life. Take a long hard look at the prospects and don’t let anyone influence the choices you make. You need to be surrounded by positive people who support you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You are up for change and must not scoff at the prospects that are brought to your attention. Who does what in a partnership may need altering. Put a little pressure on someone if it will help you get what you want and improve your current situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You need a break from your current lifestyle. Get involved in an organization or a program that will offer you options you haven’t been able to grasp in the past. A new direction will do you good physically, mentally and emotionally. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s time to revamp some of the situations in your life. A deeper look into some of your relationships will enable you to make helpful choices, better utilizing your options. It’s time for new beginnings

DEAR ABBY: I’m a divorced, middle-aged professional woman with a Ph.D. who has been keeping company with a man my age for seven years. “Burt” treats me well. He takes me out, has helped with some major home renovation projects, sends me flowers and I enjoy his company. I’m perfectly happy in his world, and I like most of his friends. On the flip side, Burt is overweight, has a drinking problem and never finished college. My problem is, I can’t bring myself to introduce him to those in my “professional circle.” I’m afraid he will say something boorish, show up drunk or otherwise embarrass me. Is there something intrinsically wrong with me that I’m ashamed to have the man I love meet people with whom I work and socialize? Is there something wrong with the relationship? — IT’S COMPLICATED IN WISCONSIN DEAR IT’S COMPLICATED: There doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with the relationship. It has worked for seven years. What’s “wrong” may be that you’re afraid you have “settled” for someone who isn’t up to the standards of those in your professional circle. If you are happy, why do you feel you must live up to someone else’s standards? Of course, this doesn’t have to be

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

a deal breaker. If you and Burt are a happy couple, keep your personal and professional lives separate. Many couples do. o DEAR ABBY: I am a young, single mother of two girls. I work full time and I’m involved in my daughters’ lives. I go to all their school functions, coach their soccer team, serve as the Cookie Mom for Girl Scouts and volunteer for anything else I can manage to squeeze into my schedule, but I have a hard time making friends with any other moms. None of the other mothers wants to get to know me. I wait at the bus stop with my girls and the moms talk to each other, but not to me. I get a weird “vibe” from them, as if they think I’m too young to know anything. I try to join in, but it seems they really don’t care for

me. I have friends my age, but they don’t have children. I want friends who have families because they face the same kind of issues I do. What can I do to make these moms like me? — FRIEND-CHALLENGED IN CYPRESS, TEXAS DEAR FRIEND-CHALLENGED: There is no way to “make” someone like you, and if a clique has already been established, it can be difficult to break in. It is possible that because of your youth and single status you are perceived as a threat to them — but I do have a suggestion, and your youth can be an advantage. Start asking them for advice, and it’s possible they may take you under their collective wing. o DEAR ABBY: What is the proper way to kiss after the wedding officiant says, “You may now kiss the bride”? Should the couple share a simple kiss, or can it be a little more intense? — DANIELLE IN TAMPA DEAR DANIELLE: The wedding is a time to demonstrate eternal commitment, not unbridled passion. The kiss can be as intense as you like, as long as it doesn’t last more than six seconds, and doesn’t remove the bride’s lipstick.

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Doomsday safe-haven offered under Mojave Desert

Johnson says she has apologized to Brixx and is looking for a new job.

BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A salesman with a doomsday plan is taking money for what he promises will one day be a comfortable, nukeproof bunker in the Mojave Desert. Robert Vicino, who runs the Del Mar-based company Vivos, is already taking reservations for the bunker in Barstow. He says the 13,000square-foot underground structure will include an atrium, gym and jail on the inside and sloppy joes and pearl potatoes on the menu. Experts say the demand for bunkers is growing because of strong earthquakes, terrorism and predictions that the world will end in 2012 when the ancient Mayan calendar ends. About $50,000 will get you a spot in Vicino’s facility. He says half of the 132 spaces planned in the bunker have been reserved, and he’s still taking deposits of $5,000 for adults and $2,500 for kids. Pets are free.

NJ college valedictorian proposes to boyfriend

Waitress fired for griping about tip on Facebook CHARLOTTE (AP) — A North Carolina waitress is out of a job after griping on her Facebook page about the $5 tip she got from a couple who sat at their table for three hours. The waitress says the customers kept her at work an hour after she was supposed to clock out. The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that 22-year-old Ashley Johnson felt slighted after waiting on the couple at Brixx Pizza. So she blasted the couple on Facebook, calling them cheap and mentioning the restaurant by name. Brixx officials told Johnson a couple of days later that she was being fired because she violated a company policy banning workers from speaking disparagingly about customers and casting the restaurant in a bad light on a social network.

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college valedictorian had a special graduation gift for her boyfriend — a wedding proposal, which he accepted. Moments after finishing her speech Saturday at the Centenary College commencement, Emily Hawley called fellow graduate Josh Walker to the stage. She then popped the question, drawing loud roars from fellow graduates. Hawley didn’t have a ring to give Walker and didn’t get down on one knee. She tells the Daily Record newspaper of Parsippany her proposal was “nontraditional enough.” Walker admits being caught off guard but says he didn’t mind. Hawley and Walker are Maine residents who’ve dated since they were sophomores in high school seven years ago. They haven’t set a wedding date.

Vet says NY dog needs Viagra for heart condition HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York animal shelter is seeking donations of Viagra to treat a pit bull with a heart condition. Staff members at the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington, on Long Island, say 6-year-old Ingrid needs two of the little blue pills every day or she will risk heart failure. They say a vet suggested it. The pills cost about $10 apiece, and the shelter has been asking Viagra users to pitch in and donate their unused pills. Viagra was originally developed as a heart medication but is now used mainly by men to give their sex lives a boost.

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

God, not addictions, comes first Q: I know we can become addicted to things like alcohol and drugs, but is it possible to become addicted to other things? My cousin spends hours and hours every day exercising, and it’s almost like an addiction with her. -- Mrs. L.P. A: Yes, psychologists tell us it certainly is possible to become addicted to almost any activity -- eating, shopping, the Internet, even exercise. When that happens, something that may be harmless or even good in itself becomes harmful, because it takes over our lives and controls us. Addictions of any kind can be hard to break; one reason is because we must first admit we have a problem. But that’s often hard to do, because the habit has become so much a part of our lives that we can’t imagine living without it. Pride gets in the way also, making us refuse to admit that what we’re doing is wrong. We fail to see that we’re not only hurting ourselves but also those who love us and need us. What can you do? First, pray for your cousin, that God will help her realize she has lost control of her life at this point. Pray too that God will help her understand that she may be using this to escape from deeper problems in her life. Then enlist family members who can encourage her to face this problem and get professional help if she needs it. The Bible says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). Most of all, encourage your cousin to open her heart to Jesus Christ and put Him first in her life.


8B / Tuesday, May 18, 2010 / The Sanford Herald B.C.

DENNIS THE MENACE

Bizarro

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GET FUZZY

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The Sanford Herald / Tuesday, May 18, 2010 /

B.C.

DENNIS THE MENACE

Bizarro

GARFIELD

FUNKY WINKERBEAN PEANUTS

BLONDIE

BEETLE BAILEY

PICKLES

GET FUZZY

MARY WORTH

ZITS

FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

C R O S S W O R D

HAGAR

SHOE

MUTTS B y E u g e n e S h e f f e r

ROSE IS ROSE

9B

by Dan Piraro


10B / Tuesday, May 19, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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001 Legals 10 SP 0016 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, LEE COUNTY

001 Legals

cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Richard Sistrunk.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Richard S Sistrunk and Tamra J Sistrunk, Husband and Wife to WILLIAM R. If the trustee is unECHOLS, Trustee(s), which was dated able to convey title to June 4, 2008 and re- this property for any corded on June 4, reason, the sole reme2008 in Book 01138 at dy of the purchaser is the return of the dePage 0076, Lee County posit. Reasons of Registry, North Carolina. such inability to convey include, but are Default having been not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy made in the payment petition prior to the of the note thereby confirmation of the sesale and reinstatecured by the said ment of the loan Deed of Trust and the withundersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having out the knowledge of the trustee. If the been substituted as valTrustee in said Deed idity of the sale is of Trust, and the challenged by any holder of the note eviparty, the trustee, in dencing said indebtedness having direct- their sole discretion, if they believe the ed that the Deed of challenge to have Trust be foreclosed, merit, may request the undersigned Subthe court to declare stitute Trustee will the sale to be void offer for sale at the courthouse door of and return the deposit. The purchaser the county courtwill have no further house where the remedy. property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse Substitute Trustee for conducting the sale on May 19, 2010 Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, at 10:00AM, and will NCSB No. 32346 sell to the highest bid5431 Oleander Drive der for cash the folSuite 200 lowing described Wilmington, NC property situated in 28403 Lee County, North Carolina, to wit: PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 BEING ALL OF LOT File No.: 09-2543068, Hearthfield Lakes, FC01 Section IV, as shown on map recorded in EXECUTOR Plat Cabinet 8, Slide NOTICE 93-D, Lee County Registry. Reference to said map is hereby HAVING qualified as made for a more par- Executor of the estate of Otis Allen Kelly, ticular description. deceased, late of Lee Save and except any County, North Carolireleases, deeds of re- na, this is to notify all persons having lease or prior conveyances of record. claims against the estate of said deceased Said property is com- to present them to the undersigned within monly known as 218 three months from Brookfield Circle, May 18, 2010 or this Sanford, NC 27330. notice will be pleaded Third party purchas- in bar of their recovery. All persons iners must pay the exdebted to said estate cise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five please make immediCents (45¢) per One ate payment. This 18, day of May, 2010. Hundred Dollars Billie Kelly Foushee ($100.00) pursuant to 221 Mallard Road NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A


The Sanford Herald / Tuesday, May 19, 2010 / -

001 Legals Sanford, NC 27330

140 Found

370 Home Repair

Found Black Lab on Lee Avenue. Call to Claim 478-9513

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

Lex Allen Kelly 42 Pineridge Road Whispering Pines FOUND DOG NC 28327 Large Older Black Dog w/ Executor/trix Shock Collar. of the estate of Found on McArthur Rd Otis Allen Kelly (Broadway) (May 18th & 25th Call: 910-261-3154 June 1st & 8th) EXECUTOR NOTICE HAVING qualified as Executor of the estate of Sarah Iona Gentry Wagner, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from May 4, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 30, day of April, 2010. George Richard Wagner 5103 Quail Hollow Road Sanford, NC, 27332 Executor/trix of the estate of Sarah Iona Gentry Wagner (5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25) EXECUTOR NOTICE

190 Yard Sales

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400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General

120K, Very Nice Car $2,000 Call: 919-776-8838

$1,000 NOTICE OF SERVCall: 776-8838 ICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION, 255 STATE OF NORTH Sport Utilities CAROLINA, LEE COUNTY 2003 White Nissan MuraIN THE GENERAL no SL AWD, Leather, SunCOURT OF JUSTICE roof, Heated Seats, Great Condition, $12,500. Call: 919-356-5602

Child Care

Now accepting applications for children 6wks and up. May & June No Registration. Call Love & Learn Child Care 774-4186

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110 Special Notices Junk Car Removal Service Guaranteed top price paid Buying Batteries as well. 499-3743 WILL MOVE OLD JUNK CARS! BEST PRICES PAID. Call for complete car delivery price. McLeodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Auto Crushing. Day 499-4911. Night 776-9274.

130 Lost Lost Male Siberian Husky White & Grey w/ Turquoise Collar & Blue Eyes. Answers to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shastaâ&#x20AC;?. Last Seen Around 2204 Lee Ave. If Seen Please Call: 718-9021

Regular Part-time Front Office Position Our dental office in Pinehurst, NC, is hiring for a part-time Patient Care Coordinator position for 16-20 hours per week. Duties include patient check-in/-out, filing insurance, appointment confirmations, etc. We have an energetic and friendly team committed to excellent patient care and customer service. Accuracy in bookkeeping required. Fast-paced environment. Lots of flexibility for working days. Please send resume to: Office Manager, 15 Aviemore Drive, Pinehurst, NC, 28374.

Free Pets

Countryside Presbyterian Church Is Currently Seeking A Piano Player. Call Dave At 499-2362

340 Landscaping/ Gardening Big Dog Lawn Care Mow, Hedge, Trim, & Lawn Cleanup. Call: 910-494-6656 or 910-977-2484 Need Your Lawn Mowed? 774-1437 Free Estimates

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510 Free Cats

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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 6 Female Red and Rust Doberman Pups 8 weeks old. Tails Docked & Declawed. CKC Registered. $300 919-356-8795 For Sale: 6 Month Old Male Yorkie. First Shots & Tail Docked. Full Blooded No Papers. $450 OBO 919-498-5665

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700 Rentals 720 For Rent - Houses 1,2,3 BR Rentals Avail. Adcock Rentals 774-6046 adcockrentalsnc.com 1492 Swann Station Road $850/mo 2BD/1BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 3/4 BR 1 BA, Washer/Dryer, asking $550 + Security call 478-4312 7343 Sheriff Watson Road $750/mo 4BD/2BA Adcock Rentals 774-6046 Carolina Trace 3BR/2BA, $900/mo. plus dep. Amenities incl. 910-639-3250 lv. msg.

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ALCIDES FRANCISCO TORRES AMAYA CLASSIFIED DEADVS. ANA LOVO LINE: 2:00 PM GUERRERO DAY BEFORE FILE NO: 9CV 00472. PUBLICATION. (2:00 team. The position offers a competitive salary and pm Friday for benefits package. CandiTo: Ana Lovo GuerSat/Sun ads). San- dates should possess a high rero ford Herald, Classi- school diploma or equivalent with some sales fied Dept., Please take notice experience. Company 718-1201 or that a pleading seekrequires pre-employment 718-1204 ing relief against you drug testing. has been filed in the To apply visit our web site 300 above-entitled action. www.farmersfurniture.com The nature of the re- Businesses/Services or send resume lief being sought is as to or apply at: follows: ABSOLUTE Farmers Home Furniture 310 521 East Main Street DIVORCE. You are Contractors/ Sanford NC 27332 required to make deConstruction Only those candidates fense to such pleadselected for interviews will ing not later than Brick and Block Work be contacted EOE June 15, 2010. Upon Foundation, Veneers, Unfailure to do so the derpinning, Demolition, ReService Writer party seeking service pairs, Pavers & Porches. Immediate Opening against you will ap919-353-6359 Full-time position ply to the court for Health Insurance, Paid 320 the relief sought.

100 Announcements

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COLLECTOR CAREER Get a FREE â&#x20AC;&#x153;kitâ&#x20AC;?: OPPORTUNITY: 6 signs, 60 price stickers, 6 arrows, marker, inventory We are looking for energetic people who enjoy the sheet, tip sheet! *Days must be consecutive challenge of working in collections. If you are a self Got stuff leftover from your motivated person with good yard sale or items in your communication and organihouse that you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want? zational skills, please conCall us and we will haul it sider joining our team. Apaway for free. plicants must possess a 356-2333 or 270-8788 high school diploma or equivalent, six months of practical payment collec200 tion/clerical experience, and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Thriving, dynamic medical Transportation The position offers competi- clinic looking for energetic, tive salary and benefit knowledgeable LPN or 210 package. Company reVehicles Wanted quires pre-employment drug CMA provide medical services. Competitive pay and testing. To apply visit our benefits. Hourly wages Junk Car Removal Paying web site www.farmersfurnibased on experience and Up To $500 for vehicles. ture.com or send resume to productivity. No Title/Keys No Problem or apply at: Please email resumes to Old Batteries Paying. Farmers Home Furniture AMBER.WILLIAMS@BAGI. $5-$15 842-1606 521 East Main Street NET. Sanford NC 27332 240 Or fax to 919-776-4043 only those candidate Cars - General selected for interviews will 500 be contacted. EOE 02â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Saturn LS 200

HAVING qualified as Executor of the estate of Loretta Ryan Rock93â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Saturn well, deceased, late of Over 30mpg Lee County, North Runs & Looks Good! Carolina, this is to $1,000 notify all persons Call: 919-776-8838 having claims against Automobile Policy: Three the estate of said de- different automobile ads per ceased to present household per year at the them to the under- â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Rateâ&#x20AC;?. In excess of 3, billing will be at the signed within three â&#x20AC;&#x153;Business Rateâ&#x20AC;?. months from May 10, 2010 or this notice Dune Buggy will be pleaded in bar Needs Wiring of their recovery. All $1500 Call: 919-356-8198 persons indebted to said estate please 250 make immediate payment. This 10th, day Trucks of May, 2010. James C. Rockwell 1997 F350 Ford Dually 2208 Piedmont Drive Powerstroke, Low Miles, Sanford, NC, 27330 Great Shape, Full 4 Doors, Executor/trix Asking $10,000. 919-478of the estate of 6904 or 919-776-6820 anytime. Loretta Ryan Rockwell 93â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dodge Dakota (5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1) Runs & Looks Good!

/s/ Fred D. Webb, Jr.

470 Help Wanted Medical/Dental

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470 Help Wanted Medical/Dental

730

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605 Miscellaneous HAVING A YARD SALE?

Appletree Apartments 2619 Brick Capital Court 2 & 3 BR Apts Available $200 Security Deposit No Application Fee 919-774-0693 Equal Housing Opportunity Move In Special! Free Rent 2BR, Spring Lane Apartments Adjacent To Spring Lane Galleria 919-774-6511 simpsonandsimpson.com

740 For Rent - Mobile Homes

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765 Commercial Rentals 2 Commercial Building â&#x20AC;˘1227 N. Horner 650 SqFt â&#x20AC;˘1229 N. Horner 2,800 Sq Ft Call Reid at 775-2282 or 770-2445

800 Real Estate 810 Land 16 acres of land located in Harnett County. Great for hunting! Asking $1,550 an acre. Call: 919-258-9490 258-0185 or 499-8081

820 Homes *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;?.

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