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75 YEARS OF SANFORD LIONS Like its award-winning fair, the Lions Club has grown with the years By ALEXA MILAN amilan@sanfordherald.com

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he Sanford Lions Club has come a long way in its 75 years, growing from 20 charter members to one of the largest Lions Clubs in North Carolina. Throughout its many changes one thing has stayed the same: a commitment to serving Lee County for the sole purpose of helping those in need. When the club convenes to celebrate

its 75th anniversary Thursday, the members will reflect on the long list of causes they have supported: Christmas Cheer, Relay for Life, student eye screenings, leader dog programs, scholarship programs, clinical eye research, eyeglass collections, Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina for neglected children and Camp Dogwood for the visually impaired, just to name a few.

Photo courtesy of Harry Thomas

Longtime Lions Club member Harry Thomas (left) and his wife Berta Thomas attach a big Lee County Fair bow tie to former N.C. Gov. Terry Sanford in 1962.

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The Sanford Herald WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010

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Johnson to run in District 4

Expansion decision from CAT expected

Former sheriff candidate Democrats’ choice for commissioner in November By BILLY BALL bball@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Lee County Democrats have their man. Local party leaders confirmed late Monday that Butch Johnson, a former law enforcement officer and

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magistrate who once ran for Lee County Sheriff, has been tapped to represent the party in the race for the county Board of Commissioners District 4 seat this fall. Johnson was selected in a unanimous vote by party members Monday night, said

Democratic Party Chairman Ty Stumpf. He will replace former candidate Kenny Cole to compete against GOP opponent Jim Womack. Cole bowed out of the race

See Butch, Page 6A

I’m not left, I’m not right, I like to be a common sense kind of guy.’

— Butch Johnson,

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District 4 candidate

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT • MORE PHOTOS, PAGE 7A

Company could bring more than 300 new jobs to Lee County By BILLY BALL

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DISGRUNTLED WORKER KILLS 8 IN CONNECTICUT A warehouse driver who a union official said was caught on video stealing beer from the distributorship where he worked went on a shooting rampage there Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding two before committing suicide Page 19A

STATE PERDUE ALMOST DONE WITH STACK OF BILLS Gov. Beverly Perdue is almost done with the stack of bills left on her desk by the North Carolina General Assembly when it adjourned last month, signing at least seven more into law on Tuesday

Neighbors bond for a ‘Night Out’

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GULF OIL SPILL

BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well

Dozens of communities in Sanford and Lee County came together Tuesday for the National Night Out, an event designed as an act of solidarity for neighborhoods in their continued fight against crime. (ABOVE) Evelyn Miller, 2, shows off her face painting during the National Night Out event on Eames Drive Community on Tuesday. (LEFT) Sanford Police Chief Ronnie Yarborough, shares laughs with Jasper Marshall during the event on Pineland and Martin streets.

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BP HOPES TO SEAL LEAK BY PACKING IT WITH MUD

Vol. 80, No. 182 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

HAPPENING TODAY The N.C. Department of Agriculture’s “Got to Be NC” program will be at the Walmart in Sanford from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring the Got to Be NC Big Cart, a giant grocery cart measuring more than 15 feet in length CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

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SANFORD — Lee County officials talked Tuesday of an impending decision from worldwide construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar on a proposed $31 million expansion of its Sanford facility. County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Hayes declined to release any specifics on the much-discussed expansion, which could include up to 322 new jobs, but said Tuesday afternoon that an announcement would “very likely” be made in the next 24 hours. Hayes spoke in a hopeful tone about the coveted project, in which Lee County has been vying with leaders in Florence, S.C., for the major expansion. “It’s been a great day,” Hayes said. “I enjoy what I’m doing and I think economic expansion is very, very important.” Local leaders have touted the Caterpillar talks as a major opportunity for recessionbattered Lee County, which has weathered double-digit unemployment rates and largescale industrial layoffs in recent years. Just days ago, the manufacturer announced that it would be building a facility with more than 500 new jobs in WinstonSalem. North Carolina was reportedly competing against South Carolina for that prize as well. County commissioners agreed in June to offer $900,000 in upfront money to woo the machinery giant, part of a multi-component plan that

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INDEX

More Weather, Page 12A

OBITUARIES

R.V. HIGHT

Sanford: Katherine Cameron, 92; Donald Clayton Sr., 65; Oscar Kelly, 78; Margaret Robertson, 84 Carthage: Cassie Holder, 92

Apparently there is such a thing as a free lunch at one local church

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GOOD MORNING Pet of the Week Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption

Martha Martha is approaching her second birthday and sports a unique-patterned white and black short coat. She is a petite girl; so small she’s often thought to be the same age as many of her 6-month-old roommates in the cattery. Martha believes she was named after the first U.S. president’s wife and has set standards for her treatment accordingly. Fortunately her sweet, laid-back personality make it easy to treat her like the first lady she thinks she is. She is litter box trained and gets along well with other kitties. Please stop by and meet Martha and see if you qualify to be her “first” family. Martha is feline leukemia and aids negative, current on vaccinations and preventatives, micro-chipped and spayed. See CARA’s Web site (www.cara-nc.org) for more info or to apply to adopt. Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption, Inc. located at 42 Deep River Rd., Sanford is a 501(c) non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fund raising proceeds.

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY ■ Moore County Voluntary Ag. Advisory will meet at 1 p.m. at the Soil and Water Conference Room at the Ag Center in Carthage.

THURSDAY ■ The Carthage Planning Board will meet in Carthage. ■ An elected officials forum will be held at 5 p.m. at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center on Highway 15/501. ■ The Moore County Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Commissioners Meeting Room in Carthage.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Chris Putnam, Rose Owle, Geraldine Cherry, Thurlene McNair, Logan York, Jason DeGraffenreidt, Kim Bordeaux, Johanna Nicole Jordan, Thomas M. Haislip Sr., Randy Williams, James Cameron Wells, Alexander Martinez, Austin Pedley, Joel Lemmond, Jerry Lemmond, Gladys Lambert, Kim Myers, Miranda Marks, Jerry Mitchell, Nigeria Goldston, Bryan Stone, Vivian Michelle Goldston, Lauren Maynor, Joyce Parrish, Kendrick Edwards, Kenton Edwards, Christopher J. Wall, Stacy Marie Dew, Nora Gunter, Mary Doris Apple, Teresa S. Patterson, Ashley Ayers and W.C. Campbell. CELEBRITIES: Journalist Helen Thomas is 90. Football Hall-of-Famer John Riggins is 61. President Barack Obama is 49. MLB pitcher Roger Clemens is 48. Actor Daniel Dae Kim is 42. Race car driver Jeff Gordon is 39.

Almanac Today is Wednesday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2010. There are 149 days left in the year. This day in history: On Aug. 4, 1944, Anne Frank, 15, was arrested along with her sister, parents and four others by German security after hiding for two years inside a building in Amsterdam. (Anne, who’d kept a now-famous diary during her time in hiding, died in March 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp.) In 1892, Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home in Fall River, Mass. Lizzie Borden, Andrew’s daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial. In 1900, Britain’s Queen Mother Elizabeth was born. In 1964, the bodies of missing civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were found buried in an earthen dam in Mississippi.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONGOING/UPCOMING ■ North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Lee County Environmental Health Department will sponsor SERVSAFE®Serving Safe Food seminar Aug. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Sept. 1 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Auditorium at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center, 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford. For additional information, contact N.C. Cooperative Extension at 775-5624 or Lee County Environmental Health at 718-4641. ■ 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. ■ Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May through October.

TODAY ■ Celebrate your last free days before school begins and beat the heat at the Lee County Library’s mini film festival at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the library’s main branch. Bring a beach towel or blanket and a light snack. The event is free and open to the public; children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483. ■ The N.C. Department of Agriculture’s “Got to Be NC” program will be at the Walmart in Sanford from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of a statewide promotion in support of local foods available in Walmart Supercenter stores. The Got to Be NC Big Cart, a giant grocery cart measuring more than 15 feet in length, will be on site with North Carolina food companies to pass out free samples

THURSDAY ■ Business After Hours will concide with the United Way of Lee County’s annual campaign kick-off from 5 to 7 p.m. at Depot Park in Downtown Sanford. This year, the United Way is celebrating 50 years in Lee County. RSVP by calling (919) 775-7341 or online at www.sanford-nc.com. ■ Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic supper and “Function at the Junction” at Depot Park. This free outdoor family event starts at 7 p.m. and includes a variety of music throughout the summer. For more information, visit downtownsanford.com or call 919-775-8332. ■ The Central Carolina Community College summer graduation will be held at 11 a.m. at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford. ■ The 55th annual Robbins Farmers Day events will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Robbins.

FRIDAY ■ Temple Theatre’s youth conservatory will present Disney’s “The Jungle Book!” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Seating is general admission. Call the Temple box office at (919)

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Students at Pocket Presbyterian Church’s Vacation Bible School recently collected more than 1,400 pounds of food for Christians United Outreach Center, a local food pantry. Pictured are Slone Dickson, Renee Paschal, Megan Swindell and Cathy Swindell with the food when it was donated to CUOC. 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. 774-4155 or go online to templeshows. com. The box office is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door as well. ■ Legal Aid Intake Day will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Enrichment Center in Sanford. ■ “Walk in ’e Moon” book signing with author LaVerne Thornton and illustrator Perry Harrison will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Virlie’s Grill, 58 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. ■ The 55th annual Robbins Farmers Day events will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight in Robbins, including the 19th annual pottery auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. ■ First Friday at Cafe 121 benefiting Communities In Schools of Lee County’s BackPack Pals program begins at 5 p.m. Half of all sales on Friday night will go to CIS-Lee. Live entertainment will be provided by Sevryn Schaller. Reservations are strongly recommended — call Cafe 121 at 774-1888. For more information about CIS Lee or BackPack Pals, call Heather Little at 718-5426 or via email at cisleedirector@ windstream.net.

SATURDAY ■ Temple Theatre’s youth conservatory will present Disney’s “The Jungle Book!” at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Seating is general admission. Call the Temple box office at (919) 774-4155 or go online to templeshows.com. The box office is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door as well. ■ Local farmers will be selling their fresh

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AROUND OUR AREA MOORE COUNTY

Suspect in girl’s shooting death pleads guilty

CARTHAGE — A 21-yearold North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and breaking and entering in the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl during an apparent burglary attempt. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Michael Graham Currie admitted Tuesday morning to shooting Emily Haddock to death in 2007. Currie entered his plea in Moore County Superior Court. In exchange for his plea, the state agreed not to pursue the death penalty and will recommend a sentence of life in prison without parole. In June, 22-year-old Sherrod Nicholas Harrison pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. Emily Haddock was shot in the head when five men kicked in the door at her home near Cameron and were surprised to find her home from school. — The Associated Press

CHATHAM COUNTY

Commissioners support agrarian growth in Siler City

PITTSBORO— The Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday supporting an application to the North Carolina Department of Commerce to create an Agrarian Growth Zone in Siler City. The zone is a special economic development district restricted to Census blocks or block groups with substantial poverty rates. The purpose of the zone is to boost business growth through substantial tax benefits. “Recent revisions in state law related to Agrarian Growth Zones made such a positive difference,” said Dianne Reid, president of the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation. “House Speaker Joe Hackney played a vital role in these amendments, which expanded the coverage area of the zone in Chatham. We are so appreciative of his efforts as well as Sen. Bob Atwater’s.” Reid said, “This comes a critical time. A few businesses in the proposed zone are considering expansion and would qualify for the new tax benefits.” Siler City Mayor Charles Johnson expressed appreciation to all who worked to make the designation possible. “The Agrarian Growth Zone gives our town greater strength and muscle to wrestle with recent job losses and our current struggling local economy,” Johnson said. “This puts Siler City on a more level playing field with surrounding communities.” Without the revised Agrarian Growth Zone designation, businesses

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Restaurant events raise $1,400 for nonprofit HAVEN SANFORD — With the help of two local restaurant franchises over the course of the summer, HAVEN in Lee County, a nonprofit which advocates for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, has raised $1,400, the organization announced Tuesday. Through an agreement with the Sanford Ham’s franchise during the restaurant’s 75th anniversary celebration, HAVEN netted about $400. The restaurant had agreed to donate to HAVEN 10 percent of its sales from the celebration in June. The next month, HAVEN in Lee County held a flapjack fundraiser at the Sanford Applebee’s location. The event helped raise $1,000 for the nonprofit organization. “The money raised at these events will help us continue providing services to victims of sexual and domestic violence,” said Kay Ring, executive director of HAVEN. “We’re thankful that these two members of our community saw fit to help us in our mission of eradicating violence. Only by partnering with the entire community can we finally reach our goal.” For more information about HAVEN in Lee County, call (919) 774-8923 or visit www.haveninleecounty.org. — special to The Herald

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Downtown eatery to be featured on UNC-TV this week SANFORD — The Steele Pig, a southern cuisine restaurant in downtown Sanford, will be featured on a prominent UNC-TV show this week. The show, “N.C. Weekend” will feature the eatery in a segment of this week’s episode, which airs at 9 p.m. Thursday and again at 8 p.m. Friday. The segment will feature host Bob Garner, a wellknown state food critic and the author of several books on food in the south, sampling a few of The Steele Pig’s owner Chad Blackwelder’s signature dishes. Garner made a swing through Sanford in late June to tape two segments. Along with the one at The Steele Pig, he also visited the Fairview Dairy Bar for a segment that aired in July. — from staff reports

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“It’s such a varied group that we serve,” said Harry Thomas, who has been a member of the Sanford Lions Club for 56 years. “Helping others is what it really amounts to. That’s what motivates us.” The Lions Club first appeared in North Carolina in 1922. The Sanford club formed 13 years later in 1935 and has maintained prominence in the Lee County community ever since. Vass resident Sid Scruggs, the third Lions Club international president from North Carolina, will attend the festivities Thursday, and he said he is impressed with all the club has accomplished since its inception. “You can see with 75 years of service, the Sanford club got involved very quickly after the Lions came to North Carolina,” Scruggs said. “They’ve made a tremendous difference in the lives of the community.” Thomas said he has more fond memories from his 56 years in the club than he can count, but he will always remember how the Lee County Fair, which the Lions Club organizes annually, has evolved since the time he was fair chairman in 1962. Like today, some of the money earned from the fair went to facility upkeep while most of it went to the club’s service efforts. But in the 1960s, the fair was such a huge undertaking that Thomas had to find someone else to operate his business for more than 30 days before and during the fair. “Back then, it wasn’t organized like it is today,” Thomas said. “It’s a much larger fair and more diversified. But I did have a dedicated group of Lions helping me.” The fair has blossomed into a Lee County tradition, but throughout its history the club’s primary mission has remained service to the visually and hearing impaired. Marvin Joyner, president of the Sanford Lion’s Club, said for him one of the most rewarding parts of being a Lion is participating in Lions-sponsored vision screening clinics. During the five years he has been a Lion, Joyner has witnessed the prevention of eye diseases that could have developed into something more serious. “Last year, we found a woman with a detached retina,” Joyner said. “On several occasions when screening pre-K children, we found significant vision problems that could have resulted in permanent vision loss. In some

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(Above) Vass native Sid L. Scruggs III is currently the international president of Lions Club. (LEFT) The Lions International president in 1980, the late Bill Woolard of Charlotte, pictured right, receives a ham from Sanford Lions President Harry Thomas.

A BUSY YEAR cases we really prevented blindness in people and enabled kids to learn better.” The Lions Club currently has 1.35 million members in 45,000 clubs in 200 countries. Scruggs has been involved with the club for about 30 years, and he said he looks forward to celebrating the Sanford club’s contributions to the causes that have shaped who he is. “Being able to go to China and take the patches off of people who have had cataracts surgery and watch them be able to see again, the inner joy it gives you from realizing that you’ve enriched someone’s life, that’s why I joined and that’s why I do what I do,” Scruggs said. The Sanford Lions Club has helped countless people in its 75 years, and the money and time the club has donated hasn’t gone unnoticed. Representatives from some of the programs the club serves will attend the anniversary celebration to give thanks to the group that has dedicated itself to helping them. Tom Lamont, director of civic club development at Boys and Girls Homes, said the Sanford Lions Club has been a great friend to Boys and Girls Homes through the years. The club built a cottage at the Boys and Girls Homes site in Lake Waccamaw in 1960. Every year, the club invites the boys who live in the cottage to Sanford for a day of education and socializing. That handson interaction, Lamont

said, is what sets the Lions Club apart. “Without the Lions, we wouldn’t be able to provide for the children,” Lamont said. “It’s obvious that the Sanford Lions have a passion for our mission and they have made it a priority. There’s no question the impact they’ve had on the children here.” After going strong for 75 years, don’t expect the Sanford Lions Club to slow down any time soon. After the celebration, the club will be back to work on its service initiatives and September’s fair. Joyner said the only critical challenge facing the club is that people don’t seem as interested in joining service organizations like the Lions Club anymore, so he hopes the club will be able to attract new members. Tommy Mann Jr., who followed in the footsteps of his father and joined the club in 1974, said as long as there are people in the community who are interested in helping others, he thinks the Lions will continue to thrive. “I think our club will continue to have a prominent place in the community,” Mann said. “As long as we can maintain that prominence, then we can maintain that service.” Whatever the organization’s future holds, Thomas said the Lions Club has changed his life, and all of his fellow members should be proud of what they have accomplished. “If you can do something for other people

Sanford Lions Club accomplishments for 2009-2010 ■ Charitable donations of more than $31,000 to programs including Camp Dogwood, Relay for Life and Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina ■ Vision screenings for 1,350 middle schoolers, ninth graders and Vision Van visitors ■ Sponsored the Lee Regional Fair, with 27,000 visitors ■ Hosted the annual Relay for Life cancer walk ■ Hosted a children’s reading program for about 600 children ■ Gave two college scholarships ■ Collected 2,225 pairs of used eyeglasses for Camp Dogwood

who have no way of returning the favor to you, that does a lot,” Thomas said. “It’s the greatest thing I know, and it’s been instilled in all Lions.”


Opinion

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

Advice for students: get involved Our View Issue Fall is approaching, and that means our students will be heading back to school soon

Our stance Whether it’s sports or school clubs, we encourage all students to get involved in something this year ... anything to keep them interested and active

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ou’re only in high school once. And for most of us, high school is the only opportunity we have to play organized sports. Many of our teenage boys kicked off this year’s athletics schedule on Monday by participating in the first day of football practices. Many of our young women will soon take to the volleyball courts as well. We strongly encourage every student in our county to play something this year — be it track or football, golf or softball, volleyball or soccer. And if sports aren’t your thing, at least get involved in

some way at school this year. Join the band or the ROTC or one of the many other clubs available at our high schools. Why? For a myriad of reasons. First off, being involved makes you a more well-rounded student. It gives you self esteem to tackle almost any obstacle the real world may throw at you. It teaches you teamwork skills, and helps you make friends you’ll keep for a lifetime. Playing sports keeps you in shape, too, at a time when the nation’s children are struggling with obesity. And involvement in various clubs expands your mind, teaching you things you

could never learn in the classroom in a regular school day. Sure, there’s going to be hot days at practice and gutwrenching losses on the field or court. There’s going to be days when you’d rather go home and listen to your iPod or watch the latest viral videos on YouTube than go to band camp or quiz bowl tryout. But when you get out of high school, get a real job and all the responsibilities that come with adulthood, you’ll seriously miss the opportunity to play. And who knows, you’ll likely make friends and learn a thing or two along the way.

R.V. Hight Special Projects Editor R.V. Hight can be reached at hight@sanfordherald.com

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ave you ever heard the saying, “There is no free lunch.” Well, Phyllis Hancock Venrick says she knows where there is a free lunch. Rocky Fork Christian Church is holding a Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. A flier on the event reads, “This is a free event to our community, there is no admission fees or charge for anything that takes place on this day.” Included are free amusement rides. Free popcorn. Free ice cream. Free hot dogs. Free drinks. There will be door prizes. And, if you’d like to make a blood donation, the American Red Cross will be on site. The flier says that donations will be accepted. It sounds like a good time is in store for all who take time to visit the church, which is located on Rocky Fork Church Road. Remember — here is one event where there is a free lunch. This sounds like a great community event. Thanks to the Rocky Fork Christian Church family for hosting this Community Appreciation Day event.

History book Some 15 years ago, a book titled “The History and Architecture of Lee County, North Carolina,” by J. Daniel Pezzoni, was published by The Railroad House Historical Association. The book is out of print — although there apparently have been some requests to reprint the book. Should there be a reprinting of the book, it’s necessary to see who may be interested in purchasing a copy. The books would cost in the $50 range. It’s a wonderful book — one that I’m proud to have in my personal collection. If these books are reprinted and you’d like to obtain a copy, please contact the Railroad House Historical Association, W.W. Seymour Jr. or Jane Barringer.

Class reunion There’s something special about a class reunion — the opportunity to visit with former classmates and share memories. The Sanford Central High School Class of 1970 will hold its reunion on Sept. 18 — and there is a search for the following class members: Linda Lou Stone, Mary Woodall Anders, David Wayne Thomas, Shirley Mitchell Lambert, Ricky Joe Fraser, Deborah Galyean Hall, James C. Graves, Cynthia Lee Henderson, Bobby Eugene Malone, John Peter Maskuluk, Victoria Raynor Stephens and Donald Ray Stewart. Anyone who has an address for these individuals can contact LaVerne at 774-8827 so that reunion information can be sent to them.

Accidental president “The trouble with you is,” she continued steadily, “you think people should stay in their own sealed packages. You don’t believe in opening up. You don’t believe in trading back and forth.” “I certainly don’t,” Macon said, buttoning his shirt front. Anne Tyler, “The Accidental Tourist”

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ASHINGTON — If politics were literature, Bill Clinton would be Tom Buchanan in “The Great Gatsby,” casually smashing lives around him while remaining untouched by the chaos he creates. Barack Obama is more like Macon Leary in “The Accidental Tourist,” the author of tour guides who hates travel. “He was happiest with a regular scheme of things” — a cautious driver and committed flosser, systematic and steady, suspicious of unpredictable yearnings, displaying an “appalling calm” in times of crisis. “If you let yourself get angry you’ll be ... consumed,” Macon says. “You’ll burn up. It’s not productive.” Only order and method are productive. He is attracted to the “virtuous delights of organizing a disorganized country.” Macon uses structure and rationality to avoid facing personal loss. Obama’s emotional distance seems rooted in self-sufficiency — a stout fortress of self-confidence. But the effect is much the same. Obama leads a country without reflecting its passions — at least any he is willing to share. Events leave him apparently untouched. He doesn’t need the crowd. Americans have always loved Obama more than he seems to care for us. Reaction to this trait is one of the main dividing lines in American politics. Some view it as cold, cerebral and off-putting. Obama supporters still find his reserve refreshing, a welcome contrast to emotive and theatrical politicians. For me — constitutionally averse to hugging, back-slapping and other forms of politically motivated manhandling — Obama’s manner has a certain appeal. It offers some of the pre-Oprah presidential dignity of Rutherford B. Hayes or James Garfield. Obama’s challenge is not a lack of theatrics. It is a lack of range. The most effective modern presidents — a Franklin Roosevelt or a Ronald Reagan — were able to adopt a number of tones and roles. They could express grand national ambition, withering partisan contempt, humorous self-deprecation, tear-jerking sentimentality, patriotic passion — sometimes all in the same speech. They played an orchestra of arguments and emotions — blaring trumpets, soft violins, rude tubas. Not every president — not even every successful president — has this kind of versatility. But Obama’s monotone manner has worn poorly. During the primaries, his cool detachment highlighted Sen. John McCain’s alarming excitability. As president, Obama’s rhetorical range runs from lecturing to prickly — the full gamut from A to C. His

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

speeches are symphonies performed entirely with a tin whistle and an accordion. To switch metaphors, Obama is a pitcher with one pitch. He excels only at explanation. Initially this conveyed a chilly competence. But as the impression of competence has faded, we are left only with coldness. In retrospect, one of the defining moments of the Obama presidency may have been his first two minutes in public after the Fort Hood shooting — the initial test of his extemporaneous leadership. “Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference,” said Obama. “I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe ‘Medicine’ Crow was around, and so I want to give a shout-out ...” Obama’s “appalling calm” has been seen following bank abuses, a terrorist bombing attempt and an oil spill. And it is more than just a stylistic drawback. Obama has adopted a risky, costly, necessary military strategy in Afghanistan. Yet the rhetorical resources he has devoted to its defense have been meager. Can a wartime president succeed without providing inspiration and expressing determination? What if even greater national exertions become necessary in North Korea or Iran? Sometimes it is not sufficient to organize a disorganized country. It must be led. “Before the orator can inspire audiences with any emotion,” argued Winston Churchill, “he must be swayed by it himself. When he would rouse their indignation his heart is filled with anger. Before he can move their tears his own must flow. To convince them he must himself believe.” Obama’s limited rhetorical range raises questions about the content of his deepest beliefs. For this reason among others, the man who doesn’t need the love of crowds is gradually losing it.

Today’s Prayer In all thy ways acknowledge (God) and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:6 KJV) PRAYER: Thank You, Lord, for Your love and guidance. May we be aware of Your presence and trust and obey You. Amen.

Letters to the Editor Helping an organization like CUOC should be bigger priority for city To the Editor: I was surprised to read in last week’s Herald that Sanford City Council members refused the Christians United Outreach Center of its request for funds to repair an air conditioning unit. I have volunteered at CUOC in the past and this is an extremely worthwhile project. Maybe Mr. (Poly) Cohen should volunteer for a month and see the same faces every 15 days as they return for food. Some of these people do not qualify for food stamps; this and other Christian-based organizations may be their main source of food. Some have almost no income because of circumstances beyond their control. The comment, “You don’t want me throwing away your tax dollars on everything that comes along,” was a very cold statement. As for “picking and choosing,” I would certainly put feeding the hungry above the Temple Theatre. Which is more important — putting food on a hungry family’s table or entertainment that provides “tourists dollars”? It wasn’t like Ms. Teresa Dew had not searched out other sources for funding. I’m sure her decision to plead to the City Council came after there was no other choice. I hope local churches can provide Ms. Dew and CUOC some help; after all, Mr. Cohen’s generous check of $350 is a whopping start. PEGGY HOLSHOUSER Sanford

Yield sign needs to go up on Bypass ramp To the Editor: I would like to see the North Carolina Department of Transportation do something about the new ramp heading north at the Fuquay Varina exit off U.S. 1 (the U.S. 421 Bypass). There is no stop or yield sign at the end of that ramp. There is going to be a bad accident if something isn’t done, especially early in the mornings. MAY HESTON Sanford

Winning the British Open by 7 strokes hardly ‘mediocrity’ To the Editor: I think Alex Podlogar struck out with is July 20 “Hitter” column about major golf championships. He seemed to bend the story to conform to his theme about “major mediocrity.” He went on to include Louis Oosthuizen’s play in winning the British Open as part of this mediocrity. My dictionary has synonyms for mediocre as “indifferent, ordinary, average, commonplace.” What I saw on TV was superb, consistent play that my pal Azinger called surgeon scapulae precision. Azinger stated that the TV audience should appreciate Oosthuizen’s excellence rather than complain about the lack of a close, dramatic finish. The man won by seven shots — a far cry from mediocrity and very worthy of winning a major championship. Now, please tell me, what was the point of all those words? DONALD NEDZA Sanford

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OBITUARIES Donald Clayton Sr.

SANFORD — Funeral service for Henry “Donald� Clayton Sr., 65, who died Friday (7/30/10), was conducted Tuesday at Grace Chapel Church with the Rev. Dave Cyphert and the Rev. Bob Yandle officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with military honors. Soloist was Clayton Jamie Holder, and the duet of Chad Hudson and Jeff Creel sang. A special reading was by Betty Sue McNeill and the pianist was Phillip Lloyd. Pallbearers were Jacob Coggins, Larry Rives, Jimmie Tharp, EC Waddell, JD Weathington and Lee Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Adcock, Wade Butner, Bobby Hall, Ralph Hall, Ronnie Kelly and Dennis Maddox. Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home of Sanford.

Katherine Cameron

SANFORD — Katherine Bradley Cameron, 92, died Tuesday (8/3/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orton Cameron; a son, James Cameron; brothers,

Arthur C. Bradley, Ray W. Bradley and James Tucker Bradley; and sisters, Ally Bradley and Francis Bradley Gunn. She is survived by a son, Alan Cameron and wife Virginia of Olivia; a sister, Lou B. Jolly and husband John of Brown’s Summit; a brother, Ves Bradley and wife Vivian of Celo; and one grandchild. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Sanford with Dr. Stuart Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery in Sanford. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 203 Hawkins Ave., Sanford, N.C. 27330. Arrangements are by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Margaret McNeill Robertson

Lisa Harris Coggins Battle

SANFORD — Margaret McNeill Robertson, 84, of Sanford, died Sunday, August 1, 2010, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Friday, August 6, at the Ladies Parlor of Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. A private burial will be in Bethesda Cemetery. She is survived by her son, John K. Robertson Jr. and wife Karen of Sanford; a daughter, Robbie Williams of Sanford; brothers, W.H. McNeill Jr. and Frank A. McNeill of Aberdeen; sisters, Catherine McNeill Burns and Ella Ruth McNeill Clark of Aberdeen; four grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. In addition to her husband, John K. Robertson, MD, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean E. Robertson, and a sister, Dorothy McNeill. Margaret was born in Aberdeen on June 23, 1926 to the late W.H. and Ella Brewer McNeill Sr. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Aberdeen High School in 1944. She attended Queens College and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1948. She assisted her late husband John K. Robertson, MD in his medical practice in Robeson County and later in Jonesboro. She taught in the Lee County Schools for a number of years. She was an active member of the Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, where she taught Women’s Adult Sunday School. Margaret loved her family and reading her Bible. Online condolences may be made at www. millerboles.com. Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford is serving the family.

WILMINGTON — Lisa Harris Coggins Battle, 46, of Wilmington, formerly of Sanford, went to be with the Lord Saturday, July 31, 2010. Lisa was born September 8, 1963 in Lee County. She was very active in the life and ministry of Winter Park Baptist Church of Wilmington. Lisa served faithfully in children’s ministries, women’s ministries, and various other church activities. She was employed as a Broker/REALTOR “ for Prudential Laney Real Estate of Wilmington. Previously she was a consultant for Aloette Cosmetics and Premier Jewelry Designs. She was very involved in the lives and activities of her daughters. Battle Lisa is survived by her mother, Linda H. Collins of Sanford; her father and stepmother, Gary and Gray Coggins of Sanford; her loving husband, Jeff Battle, and their two daughters, Olivia and Mary Kate of the home; two brothers, Jeffrey Coggins and wife Rhonda and Neil Coggins and wife Wanda, both of Sanford; six nephews, one niece, family and friends. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2010, at Winter Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Porterfield and the Rev. Bill Garmon II officiating. A private interment will occur Friday, August 6, 2010, at Oleander Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, N.C. 28403 in memory of Lisa. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. andrewsmortuary.com.

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Oscar Kelly SANFORD — Funeral service for Oscar “O. Wayne� Kelly, 78, of 815 Buckhorn Road, who died Saturday (7/31/10), was conducted Tuesday at Juniper Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. George Stallings and the Rev. Scott Yow officiating. Burial with military honors followed in the church cemetery. Eulogist was Marshall N. Bradley. Soloist and musician was Cindy Buchanan.

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HARNETT COUNTY â–  Matthew Allen Reed, 23, of 87 Eric Thomas St. in Broadway, was charged Thursday with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property. â–  Joshua Allen Page, 32, of 16962 N.C. 27 West in Sanford, was charged July 27 with manufacturing marijuana. â–  Stephen Marshall Rumbold, 32, of 2935 Cool Springs Road in Broadway, was charged Friday with false imprisonment, assault on a female and communicating threats. â–  Brianna Erin Axner, 20, of 207 West Side Drive in Cameron, was charged Saturday with provisional driving while impaired.

Pallbearers were Brad Rosser, Adam Rosser, Mike Johnson, Bobby Gene Kelly, Hiram “Bo� Wesley, Gerald Norris, Keith Thomas and Craig Buchanan. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Buchanan, Billy Godfrey, Billy Thomas, Chuck Councilman, Bernie Kelly, Tillman Howard and Richard Womack. Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

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Cassie Holder CARTHAGE — Funeral service for Cassie Leona Doby Holder, 92, who died Friday (7/30/10), was conducted Tuesday at Rocky Fork Christian Church with Dr. Bill Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A duet consisting of Gene and Rodger Edmisten sang one selection. A duet consisting of Leann Hinson and Kristie Parker sang one selection.

Pianist was Jeannene Vaughn. Pallbearers were Brian Cole, Kevin Kimball, Ronnie Everhart, Dennis Holder, Wayne Gibson, A.J. Mitchell and Lloyd Maness. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc. of Sanford.

TRIANGLE

Durham rejects digital billboard request DURHAM (MCT) — A billboard company’s two-year campaign to bring digital signs to Durham got a unanimous No from the City Council on Monday night. “There are lots of ways to really enhance a city,� Councilman Eugene Brown said. “I don’t think digital billboards are a way. ... It is the wrong way.� Fairway Outdoor Advertising, the Georgia company that owns most of the billboards in Durham County, is seeking to change Durham’s Unified Development Ordinance to allow it to relocate some of its signs, upgrade some and convert some to digital

operation. Fairway first proposed the change in 2008, generating strong opposition from some Durham residents and neighborhood organizations though it did win support from the Chamber of Commerce and N.C. Sheriff Police Alliance. Its campaign now moves to the Durham County Board of Commissioners, which hears the same appeal at its meeting Aug. 9. The commissioners approval would allow digital billboards outside the city limits. Several council members, though, remarked that public opinion appears overwhelmingly

opposed to changing the city’s current law. “This issue has united Durham like none other,� said Councilman Mike Woodard, who reported receiving more than 1,000 e-mails in opposition to Fairway’s request and seven in favor of it. The 7-0 vote came after almost four hours of comments and questions during the council’s regular meeting. By Mayor Bill Bell’s count, 24 people spoke in favor of the change and 34 against it. Fairway’s supporters claimed digital billboards can be effective tools for aiding law enforcement and locating missing persons. — Raleigh News & Observer

Nancy Wooley SPRING LAKE — Funeral service for Nancy J. Wooley, 82, of 407 Duncan Road, who died Monday (7/26/10), was conducted Thursday at Elizabeth Street Mortuary with Pastor Parker Curry officiating. Arrangements were by Elizabeth Street Mortuary of Spring Lake.

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FORT BRAGG

BRAC movers looking at crime rates

FORT BRAGG (MCT) —Crime in Fayetteville and Cumberland County is a major concern for many looking to move to the Cape Fear region as part of military base realignment, officials have said. And some surrounding communities are playing on those concerns as they try to attract residents and businesses expected to relocate to the area. Most of those moving over the next year

will be coming from Fort McPherson in Atlanta. About 3,000 people are relocating to Fort Bragg with Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters. No matter where in the region they settle, new residents will find a crime rate lower than that in Georgia’s state capital. How much lower varies, from just more than 400 crimes fewer per 100,000 people in Robeson County to more than

5,000 crimes fewer per 100,000 people in Moore County. Tim McNeill, a member of the BRAC Regional Task Force board of directors, said those looking to move to the area are well aware of each county’s strengths and weaknesses, including their crime rates. He said he’s been told that questions about crime come up a lot at relocation fairs held as part of the BRAC move. “These folks that are

relocating do their homework and they do their research,” McNeill said. According to preliminary 2009 crime data released by the FBI, Atlanta had a crime rate of 7,785 crimes per 100,000 people. In the 11 counties considered part of the BRAC region, crime rates vary from 7,348.1 in Robeson County to 2,743.3 in Moore County, according to state data for 2009.

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as one of the largest employers in Lee County, although the corporation does not release the number of workers at an individual facility. Leaders say South Carolina officials have been aggressive in seeking the Caterpillar move and that locals would have to be equally aggressive to lure the corporation to Sanford. “This community would be very fortunate if we were to get these jobs,” said Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce President Bob Joyce. “Because Caterpillar is a worldwide, well-known company that is a great company to work for, and is a great corporate citizen.” Following the county’s overtures to Caterpillar, officials also reached out to Sanford municipal leaders, petitioning in a June letter for the city to chip in on incentives, even though the facility would be located outside

of city limits. “Whether or not this expansion occurs in the city, the city will benefit from increased sales tax revenues and water and sewer revenues as the plant expands and employees with Caterpillar are located to Lee County with the project,” Hayes wrote in a letter to Sanford Mayor Cornelia Olive and the City Council. “The commissioners unanimously believe that the city of Sanford should be participating in this expansion incentive because of our partnership arrangement and benefits the city finances will receive from this expansion.” Hayes said city leaders never gave the county a formal response to that letter, although he believes Sanford officials have “deferred rather than dismissed” the request. Sanford leaders would not comment on the county’s request, say-

ing that discussion was preserved by state closed session laws. Olive said one possible way for Sanford to get involved would be for the city to extend sewer and water services to a bigger Caterpillar plant. “Of course we want them to expand here,” Olive said. “The jobs that they would bring would be absolutely wonderful. Of course we want someone of that Fortune 500 company in our Industrial Park.” City Planning Director Bob Bridwell said he does not know of any concrete decisions for growth in Sanford’s Caterpillar plant, although he said local planners reviewed the technical components of a company expansion last week. “Their plans looked pretty good,” Bridwell said. “There were no complaints.”

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would use grants and local dollars to speed land purchasing, construction, training and road paving near the company’s current Womack Road facility. The $900,000 payment from Lee County differed from typical incentives in that it would be made upfront in exchange for expansion, as opposed to multi-year tax breaks. Lee County Economic Development Corporation Director Bob Heuts, who has been involved in talks with Caterpillar, said there was nothing new to report on the manufacturer Tuesday, although he is expecting a decision on the expansion “very soon.” “When they are ready to go, we’ll let people know, believe me,” Heuts said. Caterpillar is regarded

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in June over possible conflicts raised with his position as town manager in the Harnett County municipality of Coats. Johnson emerged as an apparent favorite as Democrats submitted applications to replace Cole last month. A Lee County native, he was a member of the Sanford Police Department for eight years, a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years and a local magistrate for two decades prior to his retirement. He said he has also worked in the insurance business. Johnson was defeated in the race for sheriff by Tracy Carter in 2006 and considered challenging Carter again in 2008 before opting out. Stumpf characterized Johnson as a “pragmatist” Tuesday, emphasizing his background as a community and business head. “I think he possesses all the tools to be a good county commissioner,” Stumpf said. Democrats stopped accepting applications for a new candidate last month, and members of the party’s Executive Committee narrowed down the list of applicants for a full party vote Monday. Johnson said he did not know the names of any would-be candidates, saying that party members chose him

Monday shortly after opening the floor for nominations. “I was glad that they chose me,” Johnson said. “I was looking forward to it.” Johnson declined to discuss any policy positions Tuesday, but described himself as something of a moderate candidate. “I’m not left, I’m not right, I like to be a common sense kind of guy,” he said. Johnson said he planned to submit the necessary paperwork this week with the Lee County Board of Elections to face Womack. Under state law, Democrats had to choose their candidate at least 75 days before Election Day. Stumpf said he does not expect Womack’s head-start on campaigning will provide too much of an advantage in November voting. “I feel this will be a good, strong race and I am looking forward to Butch being victorious,” Stumpf said. The winner of the November election will assume the seat of Commissioner Jamie Kelly, a local Democrat who chose not to run again for office. Commisioners are expected to face piles of budget woes in the coming years as cashstarved state legislators consider local funding cuts.

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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT • PHOTOS BY W ESLEY BEESON

Children run and grab balloons as fast as they can during a water balloon fight at the National Night Out event on Eames Drive Tuesday.

Marquis Carr plays tug-of-war at the National Night Out on Eames Drive.

Robin Washington, 10, (left) and Victoria Bennett, 1, (right) enjoy games at the National Night Out on Eames Drive.

Elizabeth Bender, 3, enjoys riding around with her sister Sarah Bender, 1, at the National Night Out on Eames Drive.

Children enjoy one of the many games scheduled during the National Night Out event on Pineland and Martin streets in Sanford Tuesday.

Kennard Bland (left) and Nelson Swann (right) cook up burgers on the grill at the National Night Out event on Pineland Street.

Sharon Tysor (right) helps serve food during the cookout at the National Night Out at the Pineland and Martin Street community.


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Perdue nearing end of bills on desk

RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue is almost done with the stack of bills left on her desk by the North Carolina General Assembly when it adjourned last month, signing at least seven more into law on Tuesday. Perdue has signed at least 99 of the 106 measures, according to the Legislature’s Web site, and plans to sign four military-related bills on Wednesday at a ceremony at a National Guard center in Morrisville. Perdue has until midnight Monday to veto bills, sign them into law or let them become law without her signature. Perdue told reporters Tuesday she didn’t know whether she would veto

any of those remaining. They include legislation that would amend state purchase and contracting laws, allow University of North Carolina campuses to keep money realized by energy savings and help turn abandoned manufacturing sites into locations to develop renewable energy sources. North Carolina governors have vetoed 10 bills since the chief executive received the authority in 1997 following a change to the state constitution. Only one veto has been overturned. Several Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts stood around Perdue in the old House chamber Tuesday as she signed a bill that would al-

low worn North Carolina state flags to be respectfully retired by burning them, in keeping with federal law for U.S. flags. A Boy Scout troop from Charlotte and Girl Scout troop from Johnston County helped lobby for the law because there was no set way to dispose of North Carolina flags. “Thank you for your very good idea,� Perdue said. Perdue also signed a bill making clear it’s illegal for medical providers and others to give or receive kickbacks for the use of Medicaid services and legislation designed to prevent a repeat of a judge’s ruling that potential major polluters

receiving local and state incentives must accept more stringent environmental reviews up front. The bill was passed after a judge said in May a fuller environmental review was needed for a proposed Titan American cement plant and quarry near Wilmington. Perdue signed into law Monday a broad ethics, campaign finance and government reform bill. The measure toughens penalties for illegal campaign donations above $10,000 and expands personnel information that must be released to the public about state employees, such as a letter explaining why a worker was fired.

RALEIGH

Death row inmates look for life in new law

RALEIGH (AP) — Five death row inmates are testing a new North Carolina law that would allow them to argue racial bias played a role in their sentences, and they may soon be joined by dozens of others. Lawyers for five prisoners filed motions in Davie, Forsyth, Martin, Randolph and Union counties Tuesday, seeking to have their death sentences converted to life in prison without parole. The prisoners, all of who are black and had white victims, argue that racial bias, in the form of all-white or mostly white juries, helped land them on death row. Under the terms of a 2009 state law,

the Racial Justice Act, the prisoners can use statistical evidence to argue their cases. The law allows judges to consider evidence that one racial group is being punished more harshly than members of other racial groups. Only Kentucky has an equivalent law. “We’re trying to take an objective look at it,� said Tye Hunter, executive director of the Durhambased Center for Death Penalty Litigation, which announced the filings Tuesday. Statistical analysis of death penalty sentences allow the state to know if some convicts are likelier to face capital punishment

at least partly because of race, Hunter said. “It’s good to have some facts, and I’m confident North Carolina can figure out an appropriate way to improve,� he said. Hunter expects there will be more motions filed before an Aug. 10 deadline set by the law, but doesn’t know how many prisoners might get involved. Of 159 convicts on death row in North Carolina, 99 are nonwhite. The 87 black inmates make up more than half the death row population, while U.S. Census estimates put the black share of the statewide population at roughly 22 percent. District attorneys across

the state are bracing for a wave of new motions filed under the law, including some filed by white death row inmates. “We’re expecting all the people on death row to file these claims,� said Peg Dorer, director of the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys. “The way the law is written, it’s all about numbers, it’s not really about color,� she said. “All you’ve got to prove is that some number somewhere makes you stick out for some reason.� Dorer said the office of state Attorney General Roy Cooper has advised North Carolina’s district attorneys to expect that all 159 inmates on death row will file motions based on the Racial Justice Act.

Zoo halts showing of baby chimp, cites problem ASHEBORO (AP) — Officials at the North Carolina Zoo have indefinitely postponed the viewing of a baby chimpanzee because the mother is not caring for it properly. Zoo officials said Tuesday that the chimp’s mother has been carrying baby Noki upside down and would sometimes lay the infant on the ground and walk away from it. Keepers and veterinarians breifly examined the infant Tuesday and found it to be somewhat undernourished. Officials said they are evaluating whether the mother, 16-year-old Maki, can learn how to hold and nurse the baby. They were set to be on exhibit Tuesday, just one day after the baby’s birth, but officials have indefinitely postponed those plans and are considering hand-rearing Noki. The North Carolina Zoo now has 13 chimps — the largest troop in the United States.

Appeals court orders new trial in fire death RALEIGH (AP) —The North Carolina Court of Appeals has agreed a man serving life in prison for the death of another homeless man set on fire with gasoline should get a new trial. The three-judge panel ordered on Tuesday a new trial for David Richard Davis, who was convicted last year of first-degree murder in the death of Michael Winecoff in 2005. The judges ruled Davis’ rights were violated because of how Winecoff’s autopsy was admitted as evidence when the report’s author didn’t testify.

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Appeals court upholds ex-Rep Wright conviction RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court has again rejected arguments from a former state House member seeking to have his convictions overturned. The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously upheld a 2008 felony obstruction of justice conviction against Thomas Wright. Prosecutors say Wright prevented election officials from carrying out their duties by failing to report $150,000 in political contributions he received and $77,000 he transferred from campaign accounts to himself. Wright’s attorney argued there wasn’t enough evidence showing Wright engaged in common law obstruction. The court last fall upheld Wright’s fraud convictions from an earlier trial.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ignoring jeers and cries of “Shame on you,� a city commission on Tuesday denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Center site that can now be demolished to make way for an Islamic community center and mosque. The Landmarks Preservation Commission said in voting 9-0 that the 152-year-old building isn’t distinctive enough to qualify as a landmark. “This is not a building of special aesthetic character,� said Commissioner Diana Chapin, echoing the remarks of her colleagues. The proposed mosque has emerged as a national political issue, with prominent Republicans from Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich lining up against it. The Anti-Defamation League, the nation’s most prominent Jewish civil rights group, also opposes it.

Spending and incomes flat in June while savings rises

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are saving more and being picky about how they spend their money, new data show. Personal spending was unchanged in June, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the third straight month of lackluster consumer demand. Incomes were also flat, the weakest showing in nine months. And the personal savings

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Military dogs returning from Iraq get PTSD diagnoses PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bombsniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and witnessing all sorts of noisy explosions. She returned home to Colorado cowering and fearful. When her handlers tried to take her into a building, she would stiffen her legs and resist. Once inside, she would tuck her tail beneath her body and slink along the floor. She would hide under furniture or in a corner to avoid people. A military veterinarian diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder — a condition that some experts say can afflict dogs just like it does humans.

Shoot kills 9 at beer distributorship MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — A warehouse driver who a union official said was caught on video stealing beer from the distributorship where he worked went on a shooting rampage there Tuesday, killing eight people and wounding two before committing suicide, authorities said. Omar Thornton, 34, pulled a handgun after a meeting in which he had been offered the chance to quit or be fired, Manchester Police Chief Marc Montminy said. The gunman, who was black, had complained of racial harassment and said he found a picture of a noose and a racial epithet written on a bathroom wall, the mother of his girlfriend said. Her daughter told her that Thornton’s supervisors told him they would talk to his co-workers. James Battaglio, a spokesman for the families who own the distributorship, said he had no immediate information about the allegations of racial harassment. And a union official said Thornton had not filed a complaint of racism with the union or any government agency. Thornton had been caught on videotape stealing beer, Teamsters official Christopher Roos said. “It’s got nothing to

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A priest kneels in prayer with three women outside Manchester High School, a gathering point for the families, co-workers and friends of shooting victims in Manchester, Conn., Tuesday,. do with race,� Roos said. “This is a disgruntled employee who shot a bunch of people.� Thornton’s girlfriend had been with him the night before the rampage and had no indication he was planning it, said her mother, Joanne Hannah. On Tuesday morning, about 50 to 70 people were in the warehouse about 10 miles east of Hartford during a shift change when the gunman opened fire around 7 a.m., said Brett Hollander, whose family owns the distributorship. Adding to the chaos at the warehouse was a fire, which was put out. Montminy said he didn’t know how the fire started, but didn’t think it was set. The shooting was over in a matter of minutes, Montminy said. The victims were found all over the complex, and

authorities don’t know if Thornton fired randomly or targeted specific coworkers, Montminy said. After shooting his coworkers, Thornton called his mother, Hannah said. “He wanted to say goodbye and that he loved everybody,� Hannah said. Thornton was alive when police got to the scene but killed himself before officers got to him, Montminy said. Hannah said her daughter Kristi had dated Thornton for the past eight years. Kristi Hannah did not return calls for comment. “Everybody’s got a breaking point,� Joanne Hannah said. Hannah described Thornton as an easygoing guy who liked to play sports and video games.

She said he had a pistol permit and had planned to teach her daughter how to use a gun. Hollander’s cousin, who’s a vice president at the company, was shot in the arm and the face. Hollander said he thought his cousin would be OK. “There was a guy that was supposed to, was asked to resign, to come in to resign and chose not to and shot my cousin and my co-workers,� Hollander said. Among the dead was Bryan Cirigliano, 51, of Newington, president of Teamsters 1035, according to the union secretary. The Hartford Courant identified another victim as Victor James, 59, of Windsor. The rampage was the nation’s deadliest since 13 people were fatally shot at Fort Hood, Texas, last November. A military psychiatrist is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in that case. And in Connecticut, a state lottery worker gunned down four supervisors in 1998 before committing suicide, and six people were killed in 1974 in botched robbery at a bakery in New Britain. Two men were convicted of that crime.

            

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PRECIOUS METALS Last Gold (troy oz) $1185.20 Silver (troy oz) $18.407 Copper (pound) $3.3550 Aluminum (pound) $0.9904 Platinum (troy oz) $1587.10

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NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing to know about Tony Robbins’ new NBC series is that, in his opinion, it isn’t a series. Instead, he sees “Breakthrough With Tony Robbins” as six weekly specials (the second airing Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT). After that he’s done, at least for the foreseeable future. “I couldn’t possibly, with the schedule I have, go do a series,” says the high-rev inspirational speaker who fills arenas around the world and sells books and tapes by the millions. Now his TV series, er, specials are just another part of his outreach — short-term but, he hopes, with lasting impact. “I did what I wanted to accomplish,” says Robbins, an imposing 6-foot7, as he stretches his legs seemingly into the next county from the chair in which he’s seated for a recent interview. “I told some really interesting stories of how people can turn themselves around in situations that seemed impossible.” And can do it, in each case, in just 30 days. On last week’s premiere of “Breakthrough,” Robbins helped spark Frank and Kristen, whose joyous wedding reception a few years ago had ended with

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Tony Robbins talks during an interview Monday. the grimmest of tragedies: Frank leaped into the swimming pool and broke his neck, which left him paralyzed. A plunge into skydiving by each partner, then Frank’s initiation into murderball (a sort of wheelchair rugby), helped turned them both around. They were obliged to recognize new options for their lives. Robbins calls it “rewriting their story.” On this week’s show, a less dramatic but all-toorelatable crisis afflicts Ron and Marie, a middle-class couple with three kids who are facing joblessness, near-bankruptcy and a marriage fracturing

under the stress. One of Robbins’ techniques: Deposit the couple on skid row and let them rub elbows with people whose plight is even worse than their own. After that, with Tony’s help, Ron lands a job where every day he’s tested by a boss from hell. Can he hang on, prove himself and score a lucrative promotion? Robbins says the time is right for “Breakthrough.” With the torrent of bad news these days, “people feel out of control. There’s a stacking effect. It’s the first time in American history where

people believe that their quality of life and the quality of life of their kids is going to be worse in the future than it was in the past.” His response? “Grab a prime-time audience, shake ’em up and say, ’Consider the fact that life is unjust and unfair. Consider the fact that we’re all going to experience extreme stress. The question is: What are you gonna do with it?”’ Spoiler alert: All the people Robbins meets on “Breakthrough” go for his “are-you-in-or-out?” challenge and emerge changed for the better. Those changes may seem magical, even unsustainable, to the viewers tuned in. Robbins acknowledges that some of the tough transition gets lost when boiling down 30 days of footage to an hour for broadcast. To help fill in the gaps, the “Breakthrough” website includes a follow-up video by Robbins and other supplementary clips. Meanwhile, he makes no secret of the fact that each change is only a beginning. “When you make a change, what does that create? A new problem,” he says. “I try to help people find a better quality of problem.”

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Bristol Palin calls it quits with fiance ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have called off their second engagement after he told her he may have fathered a baby with another girl. The other girl was not identified, but a pregnant ex-girlPalin friend of Johnston has publicly denied he is the father. The 19-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told People magazine that the “final straw” was when Johnston told her he was going to Hollywood to see a hunting show, but actually went there to star in a music video mocking her family. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, says she hopes her daughter will “move forward in life with her same forgiving, gracious, optimistic spirit, but from henceforth she’ll know to trust but verify.”

Will.i.am doesn’t support new Jackson album NEW YORK (AP) — A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material in his vaults. But Jackson collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is vehemently opposed to the idea. “I don’t think that should ever come out. That’s bad,”

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he said. “He was a perfectionist and he wouldn’t have wanted it that way. How you gonna release Michael Jackson when Michael Jackson ain’t here to bless it?” Will.i.am collaborated with Jackson on the rerelease of “Thriller” in 2008 with remixed versions of some of the album’s classic songs. He said Jackson was very particular about all aspects of his musical productions, from his vocals to arrangements to instrumentation. “Now that he is not part of the process, what are they doing? Why would you put a record out like that? Because he was a friend of mine, I just think that’s disrespectful,” he said. “What’s wrong with what he already contributed to the world?” The Jackson estate did not respond to a request for comment.

Jury selection resumes in Anna Nicole Smith case LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jury selection will resume in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case after most prospective jurors were eliminated during the first round of questioning. Superior Court Judge Robert Perry ordered another group to report Tuesday after attorney challenges excluded all but a few of the first 60 perspective jurors to be questioned. Among those removed Monday was a Scientologist who said he believed psychiatry was a fraud and a fan of Smith’s reality TV show who said the Playboy model’s boyfriend-lawyer, Howard K. Stern, did not do enough to save her from drugs. Stern and two of her doctors have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to get massive amounts of opiates and sedatives for Smith, who died of an overdose in 2007.

Fox couldn’t talk DeGeneres into staying on ‘Idol’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres couldn’t be talked into staying with “American Idol,” a Fox executive said Monday, creating a second opening for change in the show’s 10th season. Who will fill her judge’s chair and the one vacated by Simon Cowell were questions left unanswered by Peter Rice, chairman of entertainment for the Fox Networks Group. “There are no deals signed on either side of the camera” with newcomers, Rice told a meeting of the Television Critics Association. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have been reported as front-runners for the panel. Rice said some of the media speculation about the future of “American Idol” were accurate and that some were “wildly inaccurate.”

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Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen gives an update on efforts to stop the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during a briefing at BP headquarters Tuesday in Houston. Crews hoped to begin pumping mud and perhaps cement down the throat of the blown-out oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday in what BP officials said could be a final step toward snuffing the spill for good. hole more securely with a column of heavy drilling mud and cement. The static kill involves slowly pumping mud down lines running from a ship to the top of the ruptured well a mile below. BP said that may be enough by itself to seal the well. But retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s point man for the spill, made it clear that to be safe, the gusher will have to be plugged up from two directions. He said the 18,000-foot relief well that BP has been drilling over the past three months will be used later this month to execute a â&#x20AC;&#x153;bottom kill,â&#x20AC;? in which mud and cement will be injected into the bedrock 2½ miles below the sea floor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There should be no

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ambiguity about that,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the national incident commander and this is how this will be handled.â&#x20AC;? Over the past few months, with each failed attempt to stop the leak, the American public has learned some of the oil industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lingo, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;top kill,â&#x20AC;? which is similar to the static kill, â&#x20AC;&#x153;top hat,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;junk shot,â&#x20AC;? an attempt to clog up the well with golf balls and rubber scraps. Before the cap was lowered onto the well, 172 million gallons of crude flowed into the sea, unleashed by the April 20 explosion aboard the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon that killed 11 workers. BP wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know for certain whether the static kill has succeeded until engineers can use the soon-tobe-completed relief well to check their work. Allen said the task is becoming more urgent because peak hurricane season is just around the corner. Tropical Storm Colin formed far out in the Atlantic on Tuesday, but early forecasts say it will travel toward the East Coast rather than the Gulf.

And while the cap appears to be holding tight, the static kill would give scientists more confidence the well wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leak again, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The quicker we get this done, the quicker we can reduce the risk of some type of internal failureâ&#x20AC;? of the massive cap, he said. Gulf residents anxiously awaited the outcome. In Yscloskey, La., Russell Prats, a crab dealer, said he is confident the static kill will work, but concerned that people will still be scared to eat seafood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be successful this time. I really do,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But just because they kill the well doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean our troubles go away.â&#x20AC;? Aboard the Q4000, workers in red jumpsuits scurried about, pressing buttons and monitoring gauges. Some relaxed in the galley, watching â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law and Order,â&#x20AC;? while others typed on laptops. They were in constant contact with BPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s command center in Houston, where decisions about the procedure were being made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just waiting to get feedback from the experts who are looking at the data,â&#x20AC;? Bolton said.

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ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; BP embarked Tuesday on an operation that could seal the biggest offshore oil leak in U.S. history once and for all, forcing mud down the throat of its blown-out well in a tactic known variously as â&#x20AC;&#x153;bullheadingâ&#x20AC;? or a â&#x20AC;&#x153;static kill.â&#x20AC;? The pressure in the well dropped quickly in the first 90 minutes of the procedure, a sign that everything was going as planned, wellsite leader Bobby Bolton told The Associated Press aboard the Q4000, the vessel being used to pump in the mud. He said the work could be complete by Tuesday night or Wednesday, though BP said the effort could continue through Thursday, and engineers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know for more than a week if it choked the well for good. The 122 crew members on the Q4000 were excited about being part of what could be the final resolution to a drama that started with the April 20 explosion on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, Capt. Keith Schultz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a mariner and we lost mariners out here,â&#x20AC;? said Schultz, who is on his second 28-day tour of duty since the spill started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very confident weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to kill this well. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been one magical time trying to get this thing plugged.â&#x20AC;? A 75-ton cap placed on the well in July has been keeping the oil bottled up inside over the past three weeks, but that is considered only a temporary measure. BP and the Coast Guard want to plug up the

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Spill, record high temps fail to sway energy legislation WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The worst oil spill in U.S. history and a year on track to be the hottest on record were not enough to push an energy bill through the Senate this summer. Senate Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the 60 votes necessary to pass a scaled-back bill that would lift the cap on oil spill liability for energy companies and jump-start electric and natural gas-powered cars. Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was unable to find a handful of Republicans to vote for a bill. The delay is the latest setback for Democrats trying to pass energy legislation. Late last month, they were forced to drop a limit on pollution blamed for global warming because there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough support for it.

New BlackBerry Torch hits AT&T Aug. 12 NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The first BlackBerry that combines a touch screen with the deviceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature full-alphabet keyboard is coming to AT&T stores next week. Research In Motion Ltd., the Canadian company that makes the BlackBerry, says the BlackBerry Torch will cost $199. The keyboard slides out from underneath the screen. RIMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first touchscreen model, the Storm, lacked a keyboard and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t proved popular. Available Aug. 12, the Torch will be the first phone with an updated BlackBerry operating system that adds several features, most of which are already found on competing phones.

U.S. auto sales rise, helped by credit, promotions DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Automakers posted higher U.S. sales last month, a sign that Americans are still willing to buy big-ticket items even though concerns linger about the

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economy and hiring. After a sluggish June, sales rose slightly for General Motors Co. and Chrysler. Foreign-based companies such as Toyota and Honda posted bigger gains. Ford, meanwhile, had flat sales. Sales were boosted by easier credit and new versions of cars and trucks ranging from Jeeps to large family wagons. Summer promotions also helped. Car loan approvals have risen for buyers. And GM announced last month that it will buy a company that specializes in loans to shoppers with poor credit. Those subprime customers represent a big chunk of car buyers.

Dems, GOP push dueling conclusions on Kagan WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Democrats and Republicans presented dueling portraits Tuesday of Elena Kagan and the Supreme Court sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeking to join at the start of a politically charged debate over her fitness to be a justice, making what amounted to closing arguments before a nearcertain confirmation vote by weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s end. Democrats praised President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nominee as a highly qualified legal scholar who would add a sorely needed note of fairness and common sense to a court they described as dominated by a conservative majority run amok. Republicans countered that Kagan is an inexperienced, disingenuous nominee who would abuse her post by bending the law to suit a liberal agenda.

Justice gives Az. sheriff deadline in rights case WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Justice Department says an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants has refused to cooperate with a civil rights investigation and the department is threatening to sue. Since March 2009, the U.S. Justice Department has been investigating Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office in Phoenix for alleged discrimination and for unconstitutional searches and seizures. Arpaio says the inquiry is focused on his immigration efforts. In a letter, assistant attorney general Thomas Perez gives the sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office until Aug. 17 to turn over documents first requested last year in what the department calls an inquiry into claims of discrimination based on national origin.


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GOODELL: NO MORE DISCIPLINE FOR VICK BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has told Michael Vick he will not face disciplinary action following a shooting at the quarterback’s birthday party six weeks ago. The NFL says Goodell spoke with Vick on Tuesday while visiting the Eagles during his training camp tour. The NFL and the Eagles have been looking into a shooting at a nightclub in Virginia Beach, Va., where Vick held his 30th birthday party on June 25. Police say no charges will be filed because of a lack of cooperation by witnesses and the victim, who Vick’s attorney Larry Woodward identified as Quanis Phillips — a co-defendant in Vick’s federal dogfighting case.

GOLF TICKETS TIGHT FOR 2010 PGA AT KIAWAH

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Golf fans who want to watch the 2012 PGA Championship in person should get in line now. Up to 44,000 people a day attended last year’s major at Hazeltine National in Minnesota. But organizers for the 2012 event at Kiawah Island say Pete Dye’s narrow, marsh-filled Ocean Course layout can’t accommodate such crowds. They plan to limit access to about 27,000 people a day. Kiawah Island Golf Resort president Roger Warren says that will guarantee a better experience for everyone. The Ocean Course was built for the 1991 Ryder Cup and was the backdrop for Robert Redford’s 2000 move “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” The course hosted the 2005 PGA Club Professional championships and the Senior PGA event two years later.

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A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Brett Favre (above) has informed the Vikings he won’t return for a second season.

FINALLY, FAVRE? SOURCES SAY FAVRE HAS TOLD VIKES HE WILL RETIRE By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer

MANKATO, Minn. — Even though Brett Favre has told some of his teammates he’s calling it a career, the Minnesota Vikings are hoping for one last change of heart from the quarterback who just can’t stay retired. Favre has started to contact teammates and Vikings officials to say he will not return for a 20th NFL season, tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said on Tues-

day evening. “He told a couple guys on our team he’s going to retire,” Shiancoe said after practice. “He hasn’t told me yet. I’m going to check my phone right now, but it hasn’t been said publicly yet so I don’t know what to believe.” Earlier Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the 40-year-old Favre contacted the Vikings to say he wouldn’t return this season because his injured left ankle is not responding as well to surgery and

rehabilitation as he had hoped. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcements were made. Coach Brad Childress said Favre had not told him directly that he plans to retire as of Tuesday morning. The coach would not confirm Favre’s status with the team, calling it a “fluid situation,” and he was unavailable for comment after

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’ve often tried to use the line — in jest, of course, and nothing more — that only Michael Jordan had retired more times than Billy Graham. The past few years, it’s been easy to insert Brett Favre’s name in there — on either end of the joke. And so here we are. Again. Let the jokes run free, because it’s that time of year — August in the autumn of Brett Favre’s career. The coverage, naturally, of what may turn out in a couple of weeks to be a non-event, has been insufferable. ESPN is having a tough time with its credibility this summer after the way it has handled news surrounding LeBron James’ free agency, George Steinbrenner’s death and now this. You’d think after being spurned twice before with its genuflecting to Brett Favre, the sports world and the media that surrounds it might have taken a step back this time to at least catch its breath. Alas, that didn’t happen. Not that Favre doesn’t share a good dose of the blame here. The only way he doesn’t come off as a certified prima donna this time is if he actually stays retired — for the duration of the season, and his life. Should he come back yet again, at any time, the firestorm of criticism sent his way may finally too much. This time,

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AP: SHAQ TO SIGN WITH CELTICS SOON

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Celtics are making progress on a deal that would bring Shaquille O’Neal to Boston. The person spoke with The Association Press on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet final. Earlier Tuesday, the four-time NBA champion said he will be in the league next season and would rather retire than play internationally. The 38-year-old O’Neal spent last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He won three NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and another with the Miami Heat. But he has struggled to find a contract from a team that can guarantee him playing time, enough money and a chance for one more championship. He

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New fullback has big shoes to fill By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — When DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart would discuss the NFL rushing duo record they set last season, it wouldn’t take them long to praise their fullback. Brad Hoover was the bruising, tough blocker the Panthers relied on for 10 seasons — until he was the victim of Carolina’s offseason purge of veterans. Now Williams and Stewart — the first set of teammates since the 1970 merger to each rush for over 1,100 yards — must rely on inexperienced second-year pro Tony Fiammetta to duplicate their success this year. “Still a little bit different in the back because Hoover thought as a tailback because he

played tailback in college,” Williams said. “He had that mindset and he had the mindset of being a bruiser. He knew what was going on, the ins and outs of the offense. “Not saying that Tony Fiammetta doesn’t know that, it’s just that it’s kind of hard to teach that.” Fullback has long been a position in which it takes some time to get comfortable. The Panthers’ old-style running game depends on the fullback to not only be the lead blocker on running plays, but serve a key role in pass protection. “We lean on the running game quite a bit and there are some nuances of the fullback position with the type of running game that we have that takes a pretty instinc-

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Carolina Panthers running back Tony Fiammetta (42) runs through a drill during practice at the NFL football team’s training camp in Spartanburg, S.C., Monday. AP photo


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YOUTH DRNV holding registrations SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Registration is currently under way for Deep River-Northview baseball and softball for the fall season. Baseball registration is for boys ages 5-15 and fast pitch softball is available for girls between 7-12. Registration may be completed online at www. drnvobaseball.com. The deadline for registration is Sunday, Aug. 8.

N.C. State names trio of captains RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Linebacker Nate Irving, quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Jarvis Williams were named team captains for the 2010 NC State football squad by a vote of their teammates at Monday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campopening meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These three young men have shown leadership throughout their entire careers as members of this program,â&#x20AC;? said coach Tom Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their hard work and dedication earned them the respect of their teammates.â&#x20AC;? Irving returns to the field this season after missing last year due to multiple injuries sustained in a car accident in June of 2009. In 2008 he tied for third on the team with 84 tackles despite missing a third of the season with an injury, culminating in honorable mention All-ACC honors. Wilson ranks fifth in school history in career passing yards (4,982), second in passing efficiency (141.94), fifth in completions (374), sixth in attempts (653), and third in touchdowns (48). A first-team All-ACC quarterback in 2008 and honorable mention a year ago, he has been named to preseason watch lists for both the Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien and Manning awards. Williams is the leader among active ACC players with 15 career touchdown receptions, which is also the fourth-best mark in school history.

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etâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play a little game. I spy with my little eye... a Ford in victory lane? Oh my, what happened in the hills of Pocono? Or, by gosh, could it be what happened in Osh Kosh? Are the two topics related? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s see! First of all, Greg Biffle and Ford won a race. Not only did they win but all of the Roush cars ran well and were in contention at one point or another. It had been too long for the Fords and the win was a welcome sight. As of Monday It hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t parlayed into any car sales, but maybe the word will get out and we will see an upturn in customers. Now the second question. Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it ironic that the Roush stable has one of their best weekends the week following owner Jack Roushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s near tragic plane crash? Now all of you who read this column know that I am the last to suggest conspiracy, but again, how can cars and drivers who have not found victory circle without a road map in over a year become that good all of a sudden? For years I have made the comments that NASCAR can control whatever and whenever they want

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too. It has been evident at places like Charlotte where the Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car has been dominant on the track that bore the Loweâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name. How about Tony Stewart winning in Indianapolis in 2007? Oh yeah, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s his home state. The same as Jeff Gordon, who has won there too much. How about Jimmie Johnson winning at Martinsville the weekend when the Hendrick plane crashed? Coincidence? I think not! Now I am the last to want to see someone get hurt and I am the last to also think that NASCAR would all of a sudden do something for Jack Roush. He has shown his displeasure many times about the governing body of racing, but again, too many coincidences. The Fords have been running better lately, but to win

by almost 5 seconds was news. I think Roush loves to see his cars win but I really believe he would have loved to have been there, too. As a friend noted, that is two strikes for Roush. I believe I would stick to driving a car and not risk that third strike by flying my own plane. Three strikes and well... youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out! One more note about Pocono. Just a few years ago I remember Steve Park and Dale Earnhardt Jr. being involved in an accident that was almost as horrific as Elliott Sadlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Sunday. Junior actually got out of his car and ran to check on Park. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Park ever recovered from that day. He was never quite the same. As for Sadler, anytime a driver hits a wall so hard that his engine is completely dislodged and thrown from the car, you know that it stung. What it did prove, yet again, was how safely built this cars are today. They all might look the same, but in this case, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good. I think Sadler just said last week that is one of the more dangerous tracks because of the way the walls jut out and there are those little dark

areas that can create bad spots. That is where he hit â&#x20AC;&#x201D; right where the wall circles back around is where he struck and the dirt behind the wall makes it even more dangerous. Was it a coincidence that Sadler spoke out and then was involved? I think not! Watch for some changes at Pocono before next year. Lives could depend on them. Well, we are down to five races before the Chase and there are some that are on the bubble as far as making the final cut is concerned. There are two Rick Hendrick cars trying to make the Chase: Mark Martin and Earnhardt Jr. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think NASCAR cares then go back and reread the first paragraph. NASCAR can control everything, and I am sure they are wanting Junior to make the Chase. So does Rick Hendrick. There is a lot of pressure on both for Junior to succeed, so we will see. Conspiracy? I think... possibly! See you after Watkins Glen.

Gaines is a NASCAR columnist for The Herald.

PGA TOUR Wells Fargo puts name on Charlotte PGA event CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PGA Tour event at Quail Hollow Club is getting another name. Title sponsor Wells Fargo & Co. announced Tuesday itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s putting its name on the tournament again, so the event will be renamed the Wells Fargo Championship. It had been called the Quail Hollow Championship the past two years. The tournament had been the Wachovia Championship since its inception in 2003. When Wells Fargo bought Wachovia in 2008 at the beginning of the financial crisis, it decided to take the bankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name off the tournament even though it was honoring the sponsorship deal through 2014. The decision stemmed from criticism financial institutions were receiving during the federal bailouts. The change will go in effect in time for next Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event.

NBA Bobcats returning to Wilmington for training camp CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Charlotte Bobcats are going back to owner Michael Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown for training camp. The team announced on Tuesday the team will hold camp at UNC Wilmington from Sept. 28-Oct. 4. The Bobcats trained in Wilmington for four consecutive seasons before staying in Charlotte last season in a cost-cutting move by then-owner Bob Johnson.

Charlotte gets final OK for football CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Charlotte has cleared its final hurdle to start a football program in 2013. North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue this week signed a capital projects bill that includes funding for the 49ersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stadium construction. It was the last ceremonial move needed to start a

team at the Football Championship Subdivision level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done it,â&#x20AC;? Charlotte athletic director Judy Rose said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To think that what was started way back with the initial feasibility study â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and even before that with the grassroots movement â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has now received the final goahead. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely satisfying.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has not been an easy process, but nothing worthwhile ever is. There are no more ifs, no more votes, no more approvals. We will play football in 2013. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a done deal.â&#x20AC;? Chancellor Philip Dubois first recommended football in 2008 and the board of trustees approved the move. The school has

since been scrambling to raise $23 million to build a 15,000seat on-campus stadium. The school of 22,000 students is one of the largest in the nation without football. Charlotte competes in the non-football Atlantic 10 in other sports, and Rose is attempting to get the football team in a league.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday’s Games Toronto 8, N.Y. Yankees 6 Cleveland 6, Boston 5 Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 2 Oakland 6, Kansas City 0 Tuesday’s Games Chicago White Sox 12, Detroit 2, 1st game Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto (Marcum 10-4) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 12-4), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (O’Sullivan 1-1) at Oakland (Bre.Anderson 2-2), 3:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 0-0) at Detroit (Galarraga 3-3), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 10-7) at Baltimore (Matusz 3-11), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 3-10) at Boston (Lester 11-6), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 9-9) at Tampa Bay (Price 14-5), 7:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 10-5) at Seattle (Fister 3-7), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday’s Games Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 1 Milwaukee 18, Chicago Cubs 1 Houston 9, St. Louis 4 Washington 3, Arizona 1 San Diego 10, L.A. Dodgers 5 Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati (Cueto 10-2) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-6), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-8) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 8-8), 2:20 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-3) at Colorado (Jimenez 16-2), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 10-5) at Atlanta (Medlen 6-2), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 6-4) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 8-6), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Happ 2-0) at St. Louis (C.Carpenter 11-3), 8:15 p.m. Washington (Stammen 3-4) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 6-8), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 5-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 4-3), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

Weekend Golf Scores U.S. Senior Open Championship Scores By The Associated Press Sunday At Sahalee Country Club Sammamish Wash. Purse: $2.6 million Yardage: 6,866; Par 70 Final Round a-amateur Bernhard Langer, $470,000 Fred Couples, $280,000 Olin Browne, $145,760 John Cook, $145,760 Tom Watson, $96,938 Michael Allen, $81,573 Peter Senior, $81,573 Larry Mize, $65,735 Tom Kite, $65,735 Chien Soon Lu, $65,735 Tommy Armour III, $56,580 Dan Forsman, $47,220 Tom Lehman, $47,220 J. L. Lewis, $47,220 John Morse, $47,220 Scott Simpson, $47,220 J. R. Roth, $39,837 Joey Sindelar, $36,577 Mark Wiebe, $36,577 Corey Pavin, $30,771 Joe Ozaki, $30,771 Jay Haas, $30,771 Loren Roberts, $30,771 Jeff Sluman, $24,026 Jeff Hart, $24,026 Keith Fergus, $24,026 Mark Calcavecchia, $24,026 Rod Spittle, $18,530 Russ Cochran, $18,530 Eduardo Romero, $18,530 Mike Reid, $18,530 Tsukasa Watanabe, $15,892 Tom Purtzer, $15,892 a-Tim Jackson Jim Rutledge, $15,892 Bob Tway, $15,892 Javier Sanchez, $15,892 Hal Sutton, $14,145 Allen Doyle, $14,145 Bob Gilder, $12,904 Gary Hallberg, $12,904 Don Pooley, $12,904 Mike Goodes, $10,923 Paul Trittler, $10,923 Mark Johnson, $10,923

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the evening practice. Owner Zygi Wilf declined to comment. “I’m not a big hearsay person,” Childress said. “I gotta hear it from the horse’s mouth.” As always with the former MVP, things could change. Favre and his agent, Bus Cook, did not return messages from the AP. “I plead the fifth on everything,” defensive end Jared Allen said. “I love Brett and he reserves the right to do what he wants to do. We obviously love him as a teammate. We’d like to have him back. But until it’s official, I’ll believe it when I see it.” Fair enough. With Favre, nothing ever seems final. He told the Vikings last year he wouldn’t play, but changed his mind and joined them immediately after they broke training camp. Childress even drove to the airport to pick him up for his 19th NFL season. Camp this year ends on Aug. 12. Favre can expect some calls from teammates urging him to reconsider.

Jim Roy, $10,923 Fred Funk, $10,923 Jeff Thomsen, $8,940 Craig Stadler, $8,940 Bruce Fleisher, $8,940 Rich Parker, $7,845 Jim Chancey, $7,845 Bill Britton, $7,179 Denis Watson, $7,179 Morris Hatalsky, $7,179 Gil Morgan, $7,179 Bruce Vaughan, $7,179 James Mason, $6,616 Gene Jones, $6,616 Mike Lawrence, $6,376 Rod Nuckolls, $6,376 David Frost, $6,219 Graham Marsh, $6,063 Jon Fiedler, $6,063 Bill Sautter, $5,854 Ralph West, $5,854 a-John Grace a-Steven Hudson Bob Niger, $5,693

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Sports Review TV Sports Listings RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup-Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Results By The Associated Press Sunday At Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (12) Greg Biffle, Ford, 200 laps, 111.7 rating, 190 points. 2. (1) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 200, 114, 175. 3. (25) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 99.2, 170. 4. (14) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 105.3, 160. 5. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 120.7, 160. 6. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 200, 128.3, 155. 7. (10) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 200, 103.6, 146. 8. (8) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 200, 112.3, 142. 9. (28) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200, 83.3, 138. 10. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 200, 129.4, 144. 11. (15) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 200, 70.6, 135. 12. (5) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200, 88, 127. 13. (23) Paul Menard, Ford, 200, 69.7, 124. 14. (18) David Ragan, Ford, 200, 73, 121. 15. (40) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 200, 83.2, 118. 16. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 200, 97.5, 120. 17. (24) David Reutimann, Toyota, 200, 78.2, 112. 18. (26) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 200, 73.1, 109. 19. (16) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 200, 82.1, 106. 20. (11) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 200, 63.3, 103. 21. (34) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, 63.2, 100. 22. (9) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 69.4, 97. 23. (21) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 79.8, 94. 24. (7) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 200, 74, 91. 25. (17) Joey Logano, Toyota, 200, 63.2, 88. 26. (27) Scott Speed, Toyota, 200, 54.2, 85. 27. (20) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 199, 64.8, 82. 28. (22) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 199, 46.5, 79. 29. (32) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 199, 47, 76. 30. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 198, 40.4, 73. 31. (41) Kevin Conway, Ford, 198, 37.1, 70. 32. (31) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, overheating, 171, 43.3, 67. 33. (13) Kurt Busch, Dodge, accident, 164, 80.4, 64. 34. (29) Elliott Sadler, Ford, accident, 163, 52.1, 61. 35. (42) P.J. Jones, Toyota, too slow, 63, 29.3, 58. 36. (39) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, brakes, 62, 34.2, 55. 37. (43) Todd Bodine, Toyota, electrical, 49, 30.1, 52. 38. (30) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, vibration, 48, 32.4, 54. 39. (19) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, engine, 46, 46.4, 46. 40. (33) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 42, 38.7, 43. 41. (35) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, vibration, 32, 33, 40. 42. (38) Dave Blaney, Toyota, transmission, 24, 29.4, 37. 43. (36) Michael McDowell, Toyota, vibration, 23, 31.5, 34. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 132.246 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 46 minutes, 51 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.598 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 31 laps. Lead Changes: 19 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: T.Stewart 1-2; J.Gordon 3-17; J.Yeley 18; J.Gordon 19; G.Biffle 20-21; J.Johnson 22-77; J.Gordon 78; C.Edwards 79; J.Johnson 80-107; J.Gordon 108; J.Johnson 109-120; J.Gordon 121-122; G.Biffle 123-127; D.Hamlin 128-146; J.Montoya 147-150; J.Gordon 151; J.Montoya 152; J.Gordon 153-170; S.Hornish Jr. 171-179; G.Biffle 180-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Johnson, 3 times for 96 laps; J.Gordon, 7 times for 39 laps; G.Biffle, 3 times for 28 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 19 laps; S.Hornish Jr., 1 time for 9 laps;

Wednesday, Aug. 4 BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, championship game, teams TBD, at Easley, S.C. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Chicago White Sox at Detroit J.Montoya, 2 times for 5 laps; T.Stewart, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Yeley, 1 time for 1 lap.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Points Leaders By The Associated Press Through Aug. 1 1. Kevin Harvick, 3,080. 2. Jeff Gordon, 2,891. 3. Denny Hamlin, 2,820. 4. Jimmie Johnson, 2,803. 5. Jeff Burton, 2,757. 6. Kyle Busch, 2,724. 7. Kurt Busch, 2,722. 8. Tony Stewart, 2,719. 9. Matt Kenseth, 2,682. 10. Carl Edwards, 2,666. 11. Greg Biffle, 2,652. 12. Clint Bowyer, 2,564. 13. Mark Martin, 2,530. 14. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2,435. 15. Ryan Newman, 2,426. 16. Kasey Kahne, 2,396. 17. Jamie McMurray, 2,392. 18. David Reutimann, 2,381. 19. Joey Logano, 2,329. 20. Martin Truex Jr., 2,283. 21. Juan Pablo Montoya, 2,241. 22. A J Allmendinger, 2,227. 23. Paul Menard, 2,226. 24. David Ragan, 2,060. 25. Brad Keselowski, 2,039. 26. Scott Speed, 2,011. 27. Sam Hornish Jr., 1,903. 28. Marcos Ambrose, 1,885. 29. Elliott Sadler, 1,860. 30. Regan Smith, 1,763. 31. Bobby Labonte, 1,616. 32. Travis Kvapil, 1,470. 33. Robby Gordon, 1,438. 34. Kevin Conway, 1,369. 35. David Gilliland, 1,333. 36. Brian Vickers, 1,158. 37. Joe Nemechek, 854. 38. David Stremme, 825. 39. Mike Bliss, 799. 40. Max Papis, 770. 41. Dave Blaney, 699. 42. Casey Mears, 654. 43. Bill Elliott, 609. 44. Reed Sorenson, 560. 45. J.J. Yeley, 545. 46. Michael McDowell, 542. 47. Boris Said, 399. 48. Todd Bodine, 273. 49. Robert Richardson Jr., 249. 50. Michael Waltrip, 200.

NASCAR Nationwide Points Leaders By The Associated Press Through July 31 1. Brad Keselowski, 3,349. 2. Carl Edwards, 3,118. 3. Kyle Busch, 2,876. 4. Justin Allgaier, 2,833. 5. Paul Menard, 2,620. 6. Kevin Harvick, 2,609. 7. Steve Wallace, 2,488. 8. Trevor Bayne, 2,365. 9. Brendan Gaughan, 2,347. 10. Jason Leffler, 2,326. 11. Michael Annett, 2,225. 12. Brian Scott, 2,176. 13. Reed Sorenson, 2,167. 14. Tony Raines, 2,117. 15. Joey Logano, 2,108. 16. Mike Bliss, 1,937. 17. Kenny Wallace, 1,904. 18. Mike Wallace, 1,895. 19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 1,799. 20. Joe Nemechek, 1,740.

BASEBALL NL Leaders BATTING—Votto, Cincinnati, .322; CGonzalez, Colorado, .320; Polanco, Philadelphia, .317; Furcal, Los Angeles, .316; Prado, Atlanta, .315; Byrd, Chicago, .314; Pagan, New York, .311. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 78; Prado, Atlanta, 75; Votto, Cincinnati, 74; Uggla, Florida, 73; Weeks, Milwaukee, 73; CGonzalez, Colorado, 68; AHuff, San Francisco, 67. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 81; DWright,

New York, 77; Pujols, St. Louis, 75; Hart, Milwaukee, 73; Votto, Cincinnati, 72; AdLaRoche, Arizona, 70; Weeks, Milwaukee, 70. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 138; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 125; CGonzalez, Colorado, 124; Byrd, Chicago, 121; Braun, Milwaukee, 119; Howard, Philadelphia, 119; Votto, Cincinnati, 119; Weeks, Milwaukee, 119. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 36; Torres, San Francisco, 33; Prado, Atlanta, 29; Byrd, Chicago, 28; ADunn, Washington, 28; DWright, New York, 28; Braun, Milwaukee, 27; Holliday, St. Louis, 27; Loney, Los Angeles, 27; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 27. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 7; Fowler, Colorado, 7; Pagan, New York, 7; Bay, New York, 6; Morgan, Washington, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6. HOME RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 27; ADunn, Washington, 26; Pujols, St. Louis, 26; Fielder, Milwaukee, 24; Reynolds, Arizona, 24; Hart, Milwaukee, 23; Howard, Philadelphia, 23; Uggla, Florida, 23. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 33; Morgan, Washington, 29; Pagan, New York, 24; CYoung, Arizona, 22; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 21; HRamirez, Florida, 21; JosReyes, New York, 20; Victorino, Philadelphia, 20. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 16-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 15-6; THudson, Atlanta, 12-5; Nolasco, Florida, 12-7; Halladay, Philadelphia, 12-8; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 11-3; Latos, San Diego, 11-4; Lincecum, San Francisco, 11-4; Arroyo, Cincinnati, 11-6. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 152; JoJohnson, Florida, 151; Halladay, Philadelphia, 149; Wainwright, St. Louis, 147; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 144; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 142; Haren, Arizona, 141. SAVES—BrWilson, San Francisco, 31; HBell, San Diego, 30; FCordero, Cincinnati, 29; Capps, Washington, 26; Nunez, Florida, 26; Wagner, Atlanta, 25; FRodriguez, New York, 22; Lindstrom, Houston, 22.

AL Leaders BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .362; MiCabrera, Detroit, .348; Morneau, Minnesota, .345; ABeltre, Boston, .336; DelmYoung, Minnesota, .334; Cano, New York, .328; DeJesus, Kansas City, .318. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 78; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 77; Youkilis, Boston, 77; MiCabrera, Detroit, 74; Cano, New York, 74; Jeter, New York, 74; MYoung, Texas, 72. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 93; Guerrero, Texas, 85; ARodriguez, New York, 85; JBautista, Toronto, 82; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 81; Teixeira, New York, 76; Hamilton, Texas, 75. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 144; Cano, New York, 134; ISuzuki, Seattle, 134; ABeltre, Boston, 132; MiCabrera, Detroit, 132; MYoung, Texas, 129; Scutaro, Boston, 124. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; Markakis, Baltimore, 35; Hamilton, Texas, 34; Mauer, Minnesota, 34; VWells, Toronto, 34; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 32; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 31. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; AJackson, Detroit, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; Granderson, New York, 5; FLewis, Toronto, 5; EPatterson, Boston, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 32; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Konerko, Chicago, 25; Hamilton, Texas, 23; CPena, Tampa Bay, 23; DOrtiz, Boston, 22; Swisher, New York, 22; Teixeira, New York, 22. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 40; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 38; RDavis, Oakland, 32; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 31; Gardner, New York, 30; Podsednik, Kansas City, 30; Andrus, Texas, 27; Figgins, Seattle, 27. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 14-5; Sabathia, New York, 13-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 13-7; PHughes, New York, 12-4; Verlander, Detroit, 12-6; 7 tied at 11. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 162; Liriano, Minnesota, 150; Lester, Boston, 150; FHernandez, Seattle, 149; Verlander, Detroit, 138; Morrow, Toronto, 134; JShields, Tampa Bay, 133. SAVES—RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 30; Soria, Kansas City, 29; NFeliz, Texas, 29; Papelbon, Boston, 24; Gregg, Toronto, 24; Jenks, Chicago, 22; MRivera, New York, 22.

The Greenbrier Classic Scores By The Associated Press Sunday At The Old White Course White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,031; Par 70 Final Round a-amateur Stuart Appleby (500), $1,080,00066-68-65-59— 258 Jeff Overton (300), $648,000 64-62-66-67 — 259 Brendon de Jonge (190), $408,00065-68-65-65— 263 Woody Austin (104), $226,20067-68-67-63 — 265 Paul Stankowski (104), $226,20069-65-67-64— 265 Roger Tambellini (104), $226,20069-66-65-65— 265 Jimmy Walker (104), $226,20067-64-67-67 — 265 D.A. Points (104), $226,200 68-66-61-70 — 265 Pat Perez (66), $138,857 64-69-69-64 — 266 Chris Stroud (66), $138,857 69-63-69-65 — 266 Troy Matteson (66), $138,857 69-65-67-65 — 266 Aron Price (66), $138,857 65-71-65-65 — 266 Jim Furyk (66), $138,857 68-65-67-66 — 266 Charles Howell III (66), $138,85765-67-67-67— 266 Boo Weekley (66), $138,857 67-63-67-69 — 266 Matt Bettencourt (53), $90,00065-69-67-66 — 267 Brandt Snedeker (53), $90,00068-68-65-66 — 267 Marc Leishman (53), $90,000 68-68-65-66 — 267 Scott Piercy (53), $90,000 66-67-67-67 — 267 J.B. Holmes (53), $90,000 69-69-60-69 — 267

“I’m going to try to get him here every chance I get,” Shiancoe said. “I’m going to try to send him texts or something. But at the same time, I know he made a decision for a reason and hopefully that reason transforms or gets better.” Star running back Adrian Peterson said he still hopes that Favre will be handing him the ball in the season opener on Sept. 6 in New Orleans. Peterson said he exchanged text messages with Favre on Tuesday but declined to give details. “I’m still up in the air like you guys trying to figure out what’s going to happen,” Peterson said. “I’m sure he’ll make the best decision for him.” This uncertainty is nothing new for the Vikings, who have spent the last three years answering questions about Favre’s future. “It’s always back and forth with Brett,” said quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, in line to get the starting job if Favre is gone. “It’s his decision. He deserves the opportunity to decide when he’s going to retire or not, whether he wants to retire or not. It’s up to him. Right now, I’m just trying to focus on getting better.”

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we might have condemnation that may not be fully extinguished by a series of touchdown passes. It’s still hard to imagine that Favre is actually done. Obviously, we’ve seen this movie before. And for it to end with Favre texting a few teammates and not personally consulting the team’s front office and coaching staff, well, that helps foster the steady flow of skepticism. The handling of the decision is almost LeBron-

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tive guy to figure out,” coach John Fox said. “It is a mental position as well as a physical position.” Hoover thrived in that role for years. He’s third in franchise history with 153 games played and was a fan favorite known as “Hoooov” at Bank of America Stadium. But the pounding seemed to take a toll last season. Hoover missed five games with a lingering back injury, and at 33, was deemed too old in the offseason for Carolina’s youth movement. “It was probably one of the best things that could have happened to me,” Fiammetta said of playing

esque. Yet it’s not hard to imagine Favre sending up a signal to generate attention and the begging of his services. That behavior has become something of a trend in the saga that is Brett Favre. But if this is indeed Favre’s grand exit, it hardly comes off that way. Sure, ESPN has turned its programming back over to Fawning Over Favre mode, but the quarterback who cried wolf too many times may not get the real respect he deserves until he is on the stage at Canton. And that’s a shame. No player should be told

when it’s time to retire. And there’s nothing wrong with a legend wanting to keep the fairytale going, especially when the last chapter was so remarkably written. Play as long as you can play. Just make up your mind. We’re tired. And, if this is indeed the end, we don’t care nearly as much as we should. • Alex Podlogar is The Herald’s sports editor. Reach him at alexp@sanfordherald.com and at (919) 718-1222. Read his blog at designatedhitter. wordpress.com. Follow him on Twitter @alexpodlogar.

behind Hoover last season. “He’s just a professional and the mental side, he was all over it. He helped me grow as a football player. I hope he catches on somewhere else because I think he’s still got a lot of good football in him.” But now Fiammetta, a fourth round pick in 2009 out of Syracuse, must take over after a shaky rookie season. He dropped the first pass thrown his way last season, and struggled with pass protection at times, acknowledging it was tough to know the right blocking style to use on speedy and bigger players. “I think it’s a challenge for anybody coming into a new offense to feel completely comfortable from the start,” Fiammetta said. “After a year and a half of

being in the NFL, I feel great and I feel like I’m ready to do big things out there.” The biggest obstacle is to think like a running back. He played the position in high school in Maryland, but was strictly a fullback at Syracuse with only 16 carries. Hoover was a tailback in college and at the beginning of his pro career. “Pretty much on any given running play, both the tailback and the fullback have the same read,” Fiammetta said. “Just the fullback is about two and a half yards ahead, so it’s very important for the fullback to have good vision and see the hole that’s going to be there when the running back gets there. You want to be that lead blocker.”


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Jets CB Revis still a no-show at training camp

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Three days of camp, and still no Darrelle Revis. The New York Jetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; All-Pro cornerback missed a second day of practice Tuesday while holding out in a contract dispute. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing really to report,â&#x20AC;? coach Rex Ryan said after the morning practice. The team said Monday that owner Woody Johnson told general manager Mike Tannenbaum to reach out to Revisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; agents to reiterate their willingness to talk. Johnson again offered to be a part of any meeting.

Guillen: he was taken out of context

DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ozzie Guillen says his comments about Latino baseball players have been taken out of context. The outspoken manager of the White Sox said over the weekend that Asian players are given privileges in the United States that Latinos are not afforded. He said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x153;only oneâ&#x20AC;? in baseball teaching young players from Latin America to stay away from performance-enhancing drugs and that Major League Baseball doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about that. The White Sox team said Guillen was wrong. And in Detroit on Tuesday, Guillen says he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean to criticize Major League baseball or his team. He says he was trying to explain how hard it is for Latino players to play in the United States.

Magic, Williams agree to deal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jason Williams is coming back to the Orlando Magic. The Magic announced Tuesday that they re-signed

James thanks Akron

NFL

SPORTS BRIEFS the free agent point guard. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Williams spent last season with the Magic after taking a year off for personal reasons. He averaged six points and 3.6 assists per game last season behind starter Jameer Nelson.

CLEVELAND (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LeBron James has extended an olive branch to his Ohio hometown in the form of a fullpage newspaper ad, days before making his first public appearance in Akron since leaving for the Miami Heat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Akron is my home, and the central focus of my life,â&#x20AC;? James wrote in Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Akron Beacon Journal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I started, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I will always come back to.â&#x20AC;? Conspicuously absent from the ad is any mention of Cleveland, home of the Cavaliers, the team that James famously dumped in a much-maligned ESPN television special last month. The ad features photographs of James at his annual charity bike-a-thon, where he hands out hundreds of bicycles and joins a mile-long ride through downtown Akron. Despite speculation that James might skip the event, he has said he plans to show up on Saturday. The traditional eight-mile trek that follows the ride has been canceled this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was here where I first learned how to play basketball, and where I met the people who would become my lifelong friends and mentors,â&#x20AC;? James wrote in the ad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their guidance, encouragement and support will always be with me.â&#x20AC;?

Modano joining Red Wings; center signs 1-year deal DALLAS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Modano is joining the Detroit Red Wings. Modano confirmed his decision Tuesday in a text message to The Associated Press. It initially was reported by ScoreBoard Monthly. He told the Dallas sports magazine he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready to quit playing so he agreed to a one-year deal with the team he watched growing up in Michigan. The 40-year-old forward played 20 seasons for the Minnesota-Dallas franchise and is the leading scorer among U.S.-born players in NHL history. He is playing golf in Scotland and not returning to the United States until Thursday. Modano said he was swayed by discussions with Brett Hull and other former and current Red Wings.

Lions reach deal with No. 2 pick Suh DETROIT (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a contract. The person spoke Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the talks were confidential. Both sides were working on the language of the deal and it was expected to be done by Wednesday.

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Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck throws a pass during a workout at the NFL football teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training camp at Redskins Park, Tuesday in Ashburn, Va.

After McNabb, then what for Redskins? ASHBURN, Va. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Donovan McNabb has played all 16 games in a regular season only once in the last six years. For all his hard work to stay fit, there always seems to be something that causes him to miss a game. Or two. Or more. That makes the battle for the Washington Redskinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; backup job more than just a curiosity. Odds are someone other than the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback will be taking more than just a few token, mop-up snaps this season. The latest name added

to the mix is John Beck, a former BYU standout and second-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphins. Beck took part in his first Redskins practice Tuesday, a day after he was acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was definitely kind of weird playing with one team in the morning and then meeting with another team at night,â&#x20AC;? Beck said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The offenses are very different, so I kind of feel like a rookie coming in. Your headâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spinning a little bit.â&#x20AC;? It sure looked that way. Beck was well off target with his first two throws

in a 7-on-7 drill, including an awkward flat-footed attempt that certainly wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find a place in the Beck family archives. It took an easy screen toss to running back Ryan Torain to get the new guy with the red hair somewhat on track. Beck wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t alone, though. It was the first 7-on-7 of training camp, and it was a rough one. McNabbâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first throw was a simple pass in the flat â&#x20AC;&#x201D; right into the hands of cornerback Carlos Rogers for an interception. Rex Grossman and Richard Bartel didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly light up the field, either.

CYCLING

Doping scandal may hurt Armstrongâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foundation

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lance Armstrong has overcome cancer, rival cyclists and nagging allegations of doping to become one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-paid athletes and a sought-after pitchmen. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also turned the Lance Armstrong Foundation, better known as Livestrong, into one of the top 10 groups funding

cancer research in the United States. Since its inception in 1997 it has raised more than $325 million, and become synonymous with the 72 million yellow bracelets it has sold bearing the Livestrong name. The Armstrong brand is one of the best in sports. Yet everything the seven-time Tour de France champion has

created is now threatened by a new opponent: a federal investigation. Philanthropy experts say the foundation, in particular, is at risk of losing future donations if its namesake and chairman is dragged down in scandal. Federal prosecutors have been investigating pro cycling since Floyd Landis, a former Armstrong teammate who was

stripped of his 2006 Tour title, admitted this spring that he used performance-enchancing drugs. Landis also accused many others in the sport, including Armstrong, of doping too. Last week, prosecutors subpoenaed documents from a 2004 case in which a Texas company with business ties to Arm-

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Happy Birthday: There will be a change in your financial picture that can go either way, depending on the way you handle the people around you and answer questions asked about your past. Don’t be afraid to face your enemy and your supporters with unfiltered truthfulness. The outcome is in your hands, so rise to the occasion. Your numbers are 9, 12, 20, 26, 31, 34, 47 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Past experience will help you decide on business and personal partnerships. Get involved in new ventures and activities that allow you to meet people from different backgrounds. Don’t let emotions stand in the way of change. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Strive for perfection. Share your plans and you will get the support you want and need. Romance is in the picture and time put aside to spend with someone you care for will enhance your relationship. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An attraction to someone off-limits may jeopardize your job. Keep your desires to yourself. Your quick response to what others do and say will put you ahead of any competition, allowing you to please the people who count. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll face plenty of uncertainty but, if you are true to your word and you take care of your personal responsibilities first, you will have no regrets. It will take more than someone giving you a push to derail your plans. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may feel like helping out but, if someone is trying to take advantage of you, it’s best to back away and put your efforts elsewhere. Be prepared to make a move if that’s what will help you advance personally and financially. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Kids, friends and lovers will all play an

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important role in your life. Be willing to listen and assess each situation you face before making a commitment. It’s important to love what you do if you want to feel successful. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be fooled by something that may not be as it appears. A promise isn’t likely to be fulfilled and may cost you emotionally and financially. If something appears to be questionable, move in the opposite direction quickly. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Added responsibilities may make you feel important but, at the end of the day, if you haven’t completed your own work, you will have regrets. Prepare to push back if someone tries to strongarm you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Making home improvements or changes to your lifestyle or the people you hang with will lead to a financial endeavor that will bring favorable results. Don’t let love stand in the way of your personal or professional progress. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You’ll have a lot riding on your next move. Be prepared to do what you know is right and refuse to let an emotional situation cause you to make a mistake. Now is not the time to feel sorry for someone playing with your emotions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A personal situation you want to address can be dealt with cordially if you pick and choose your words carefully. Be honest with others and you will not have to worry about someone coming back and asking questions that may leave you in a tight spot. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t be afraid to put pressure on someone you want an answer from. Showing your reluctance to be pushed around or ignored will make a statement that will help you in future negotiation. Don’t succumb to emotional blackmail.

DEAR ABBY: I’m 25 and have been married to “Bob” for five years. The problem is, I’m in love with his 53-year-old father. I have always been attracted to “Charlie,” but my feelings have escalated since Bob’s mother died last year. After the funeral, Charlie was lonely and started coming to our house. Most of the time Bob was at work, so Charlie and I became very close. At one family get-together, Charlie kissed me passionately in the kitchen when no one was around. I don’t know what to do. I think I am seriously in love with Charlie, but my husband is a wonderful man and I would never want to hurt him. If I tell Bob the truth, not only will it destroy our marriage, but forever ruin Bob’s relationship with his father. Should I ignore my feelings for Charlie and pretend it never happened? Or should I tell Bob what happened, hoping he’ll understand? — IN LOVE WITH THE OLDER VERSION DEAR IN LOVE: Charlie may have been lonely and grieving when he started coming over, but when you both recognized that you were becoming attracted to each other, a stop should have been put to it. That he would actually hit on you “when no one was looking” is disgraceful. (Was he sober?) If you tell your husband, he will indeed “understand,” and I don’t recommend it. You need professional counseling, and Charlie

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needs to be told that poaching on the family preserve is not allowed, so he should spend his lonely hours looking for company that’s available. What you have described isn’t love; it’s a scandal. o DEAR ABBY: Two years ago I placed my second child for adoption. I was a single mom with a 3-year-old boy to raise and the father was in the military for an extended mission. I thought long and hard before I did it and decided that the gift I could give to another couple was better than the life I could offer a child as a single parent. I am still in contact with the father. We speak often, comfort each other and just talk. Some people — mainly men I have dated — find this relationship disturbing. It has caused two relationships to end. Abby, am I wrong to continue a friendship with the father of a child

I gave up for adoption? I know that at some point the past needs to be the past, and I’ll have to deal with it for the rest of my life. Is it wrong to want to have that other person there to connect with me and understand firsthand what a hard life decision I went through? — GIVEN UP SO MUCH ALREADY IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR GIVEN UP SO MUCH: No, but if you are trying to cultivate and maintain a relationship with someone else, you need to recognize that clinging to the father of that child and talking to him “often” was somewhere between threatening and a turn-off for the men you were involved with. THEY should have been the ones providing understanding and comfort — not him. o DEAR ABBY: I have been living with my boyfriend for three years. We have often talked about a future together, complete with a house, kids, etc. I am the breadwinner while he is working hard to achieve success as an artist. The role reversal suits us just fine except for one thing. I would like to become engaged, but I feel I can’t expect him to propose when I know he has very little money. Abby, should I propose to him? — BREADWINNER IN NEW YORK, N.Y. DEAR BREADWINNER: I don’t see why not. It happens every day!

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Arrests sought after burgers, fries tossed in pool

Schieffer says workers are now trying to find a paintball that won’t attract bears.

DALE CITY, Va. (AP) — The hamburger patties, French fries and pretzels tossed into the pool were bad enough. But did a vandal really have to smear mozzarella cheese on the water slide? Officials in northern Virginia’s Prince William County said that mischief was done overnight at Waterworks Waterpark, plus more. But it’s no laughing matter: The park is closed until workers can drain, sanitize and refill the pool. Prince William County Park Authority spokeswoman Dianne Cabot says the vandalism took place between 10 p.m. Friday, when the last lifeguard left, and 8 a.m. Saturday. A reward is being offered for tips leading to an arrest in the case. Officials say in addition to the food, someone threw tables, chairs, lifeguard stands and cigarette butts in the water.

Pa. city shames owners of blighted property on Web READING, Pa. (AP) — Property owners neglecting their homes in one eastern Pennsylvania city are getting an online shaming. Reading Mayor Tom McMahon on Monday announced a new online “Wall of Shame” featuring blighted properties. McMahon says the property owners’ names will be posted along with pictures and addresses. He says he’s serving notice to property owners who fail to take action on eyesore properties. Ten properties are already facing designation as blighted, which could lead to them being torn down. Fifty other properties are listed on the site, and McMahon says they’re being targeted for blighted status by the city.

Paintball course attracts unwanted guests: bears

Police: Wendy’s robber complains about skimpy haul

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A newly opened paintball course in Montana had to shut down after odor from disintegrated paintballs was luring possibly dangerous guests: bears. Big Sky Marketing Director Dax Schieffer says the resort tried to find an environmentally friendly paintball. But it turned out that the one selected contains a vegetable oil that can attract grizzly and black bears that commonly roam the region. A wildlife official says that some bears were even eating unexploded paintballs. The resort is on the side of a ski hill, and opened earlier this summer. It shut down in mid-July after the bear problem arose.

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a man who robbed a fast-food restaurant with a gun was so mad about the amount of loot that he called back twice to complain. The man walked up to the drive-through window of an Atlanta Wendy’s late Saturday night, wearing a ski mask and holding a gun. He demanded the cash drawer, grabbed it and ran away. But police say he later called the fast food restaurant to complain about the amount of cash. Police say in one call he said that “next time there better be more than $586.” He called again with a similar complaint.

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Pride keeps us from admitting mistakes Q: My uncle has had a lot of problems in his life but I’ve never heard him admit even once that they might have been his fault (which they usually are). Instead, he always blames someone else for his problems. Why is this? Is he just stubborn? -- Mrs. M.G.S. A: He probably is stubborn, but I suspect his problem is much deeper than that. I suspect the real issue is a spiritual problem that can be summarized in one word: pride. Why do I say this? One reason is because pride keeps us from admitting we’re wrong, or that our judgment is flawed and we make bad decisions. In addition, pride can deceive us into thinking we’re better than other people, and therefore that they -- not us -- must be in the wrong. But pride also can blind us to our own faults, making us think that we’re better than we really are. The Bible warns, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment” (Romans 12:3). But unrestrained pride is dangerous for a far more serious reason: It cuts us off from God. Prideful people think they don’t need God; they’re convinced they can run their life without Him. But it isn’t true. It isn’t true for their lives right now -- and most of all, it isn’t true for eternity. The Bible says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).


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8B / Wednesday, August 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Kaleidoscope Summer Program

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Kaleidoscope, a two-week summer enrichment program for rising sixth graders, celebrated its 33rd year, June 16-19. the program consisted of special classes for children to attend in the areas of math, science, social studies/creative writing, fine arts-art, fine arts-music and theatre, and technology. An optional trip to Washington, D.C., June 30July 2, culminated the program. The students and staff who attended the trip were (front) Laura Brummet, Seth Keunzler, Ethan West, Adam Naylor, Trevor Stroupe, Eva Perry, Jamie Guillergan, Lilly Hall, Lauren Brown, Cameron Kelly, Tessa Lett, Khaira Bolden, Karen Foushee-Cameron, Dee Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal, Bridget Joyce, Wendy Carlyle, Heidi Staverman, Jamie Holt, Daltina Peele, Susan Davis, Jennifer Starkey, Wendy Clark, Ellen Duncan, Mary Hawley Oates, Nicholas Grubb, Payton Quist, Paige Summers, Rebecca Anderson, Taylor Wells-Tucker, Brian Kerns, Ricardo Quinones, Jake Owen, Jonathan Adkins, Samule Naylor, Hunter Randolph; (middle) Luke Thomas, Noah Terhune, Tariq Petty, Mitzy Salmeron, Dylan Cox, Johnna Chaney, Johnathan Lorenzo, Colton Duchess, Kenzie Oldham, Daziah Murchison, Hunter Lewis, Sloan Burch, Seth Hoyle, Unique Smith, Leah Williford, Wendy Villalba, Payton Millikin, Morgan Hunter, Christopher Grant, Austin Vaughn, Shelby Snyder, Terrah Hahn, Caylla Bush, Lillibeth Andres; (back) Jacob Hickman, Maaz Khan, Micah Boggs, Jared Garner, Lucas Cannady, Johnathan Lopez, Callie Davis, Michael Keister, Sarah Roth, Meghan Varner, Emma Langston, Ethan Pijpers, Jonna Weathington, Mykala Simmons, Colyn Fowler, Melissa Hartman, Savannah Cabe, Ryan Kirby, Cody Venrick, Jordan Pedley, Amber Johnson and William Stack.

Lee Early College bus routes Bus routes for 2010-11

NOTE: These bus routes are only when Traditional Schools are not in session. All other school day's routes are combined with the high school routes. Bus 38 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will serve Woolard Road,, North Plank Road, Carbonton Road, Tempting Church Road, Steel Bridge Road, Blackstone Road, Pyrant Road, Minter Avenue, Owls Nest, Pendergrass Road, West Landing, Abbott Drive, Britton Court, Garden Street, Rose Street, Makepeace Street and McIntosh Street. Bus 100 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will serve Chris Cole Road, Quail Ridge, Old Jefferson Davis Highway, Key Road, Hancock Road, White Hill Road, Jefferson Davis Highway, Rocky Fork Church Road, Peach Orchard Road, Dinkins Drive, Westchester Drive, Tramway Road, Courtland Drive, Judd Street, Cemetery Road, Williams Street, Cameron Drive and Jones Street. Bus 40 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will serve Edwards Road, Sheriff Watson Road, Black Road, Nicholson Road, Sellars Road, Pilson Road, Carolina Trace, Frank Wicker Road, St. Andrews Church Road, Kentyrewood Farm Road, Lemon Springs Road, Minter School Road, Beulah Brown Road, Pine Line

Drive and Dunbar Drive. Bus 37 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will serve Buckhorn Road, Doyle Cox Road, Bradley Road, Forest Avenue, Belmont Lane, Thornwood, Whip-poor-will Lane, Blumont Drive, Cox Maddox Road, Lee Avenue, Woodbridge and Pine Village. Bus 43 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will serve Cumnock Road, Valley Road, Cool Springs Road, McNeill Road, Piedmont Drive, Sherwood Drive, Burns Drive, Tucks Court, Robin Hood Lane, Friars Drive, Hawkins Avenue, Beachwood Drive, Amos Bridges Road, Lawrence Street, Chisholm Street, Queens Road, Walnut Drive, Briarcliffe Drive, Spring Lane, Plantation Drive, Waterside Drive, Pine Lake Drive, North Franklin Drive, Bellaire Drive, Knollwood Drive, Johnson Drive, Cliffside Drive, Park Avenue, Carbonton Road, Vance Street, Church Street and Washington Avenue. Bus 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will serve Lower Moncure Road, Forest Oaks Drive, Lees Chapel Road, Post Office Road, Riddle Road, Eleventh Street, Midland Avenue, Second Street, Charlotte Avenue, Third Street, Fourth Street, Seventh Street, Cannon Circle, Tenth Street, San Lee Drive, Scott Avenue, Clearwater Drive, Forest Ridge Drive, Goldsboro Avenue and Bragg Street.

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Education Notes Jordan-Matthews offering driver education class

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SILER CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A driver education class will be offered at Jordan-Matthews High School starting Aug. 9 and ending on Aug. 19. The class time will be from noon until 3:45 p.m. on weekdays. In order to be eligible to enroll in the class, a Chatham County student must be at least fifteen years old by February 11, 2011 and be at least a rising freshman in high school. Students wishing to take the class should report to the Jordan-Matthews auditorium at noon on Aug. 9 to begin the class.

Wake Forest announces graduates WINSTON-SALEM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The following students from the Central Carolina area were among the recent graduates at Wake Forest University. Kensey Foushee; Master of Arts, Mathematics Caroline Mercer; Bachelor of Arts, Russian (Cum Laude)

Elon University honors announced ELON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The following students from the Central Carolina area have been named to honors lists for the spring semester at Elon University. PRESIDENTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LIST: Alexandra Milan, Jack Friedman, Jenna Stout.

The FFA teams from Chatham Central High School continued their tradition of success at the 2010 State FFA Convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center in June. Three teams under the direction of Julian Smith competed in floriculture, nursery-landscape, and tool. The floriculture and nursery-landscape teams both earned second place finishes behind Southern Alamance while the tool team finished in first place in the state. Each member of the tool team earned a perfect score in the competition. Team members were Jordan Brady, Seth Elkins.Quinn Street, and Joey Wiedholz. The tool competition is only a state-level one and, thus, the team will not be in competition at the national level. Pictured (from left) are team members Quinn Street, Joey Wiedholz, Jordan Brady and Seth Elkins. DEANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LIST: Allison Johnson, Caroline Peckels, Christopher Faucher, James Turner, Tara Corbett, Virginia Rose.

Elon University graduates ELON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The following students from the Central Carolina area were among the recent graduates at Elon University. n Ashlee Elizabeth Crewe,

of Lillington, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Leisure and Sport Management. n Urysla Kerenza Cotton, of New Hill, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Communications. n Jenna Danielle Stout, of Siler City, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in History. n Travis James Shute, of West End, graduated with a bachelor of science degree

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n SANFORD: The Flame Steakhouse and Brewer’s Pub now features live music every Thursday night. For more information, contact the restaurant at 776-7111. n SANFORD: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic supper and “Function at the Junction” at Depot Park. This free outdoor family event starts at 7 p.m. Thursday and includes a variety of music throughout the summer. This week’s act is RN5P, a beach music and classic rock group. For more information, visit downtownsanford.com or call 919775-8332. n SANFORD: The Steele Street Coffee and Wine Bar features live en-

Submit your event by e-mail to danderson@sanfordherald.com tertainment featuring local musicians every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. For more information, visit steelestreetcafe.com. n RALEIGH: Goo Goo Dolls will perform at the Raleigh Amphitheater and Festival Site beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For ticketing information, visit ww.ticketmaster.com. n RALEIGH: O.A.R. will perform at the Raleigh Amphitheatre and Festival Site at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For ticketing information, visit ww.ticketmaster. com. n CARY: Sheryl Crow and Colbie Cailliat will perform at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park. For ticketing information, visit ww.ticketmaster.com.

THEATRE n SANFORD: The Temple Theatre’s Kids Conservancy will hold the second production of “The Jungle Book” at 7 p.m., Friday, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. n CARRBORO: The DSI Comedy Theatre will host showcases for local comedians at 9 p.m. each Thursday night. New comics can audition at 8 p.m. (they need to email to confirm a space). Each comic gets 6-10 minutes to rock the crowd. Comics new to Dirty South get four minutes the first time up. Email standup@dsicomedy.com with your full name and phone number if you want a spot.

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n SANFORD: The Temple Theatre’s Kids Conservancy will hold the second production of “The Jungle Book” at 7 p.m., Friday, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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WEDNESDAY SPOTLIGHT: Community Gardens

Lindsay Tipton Michael Papay

Anyone Hungry?

Garden Guide

For more recipes, visit Lindsay Tipton’s blog at lindsayrose.wordpress.com

Papey is a Master Garden Volunteer for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County

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weet. It’s generally a good thing. Things that are sweet taste good. Most people would be happy to be considered a sweet person. A three day weekend? Sweet! The best kinds of sweet are the natural ones, even in all of the situations above. If a person is overly sweet it may seem fake – not natural and not as well appreciated. A natural, scheduled three day weekend is much more enjoyable then one that pres- INSIDE ents itself See our along with weekly Dining a nasty Guide for bug. Foods local menu that are options naturally Pages 4-5C sweet taste better and are better for you. The fresh, sweet fruits that come along with summer are one of the many reasons that so many people favor this time of year the most. Spicy. A delicious flavor and again, a desirable personality trait. Foods that are spicy taste pretty good, and the good thing about spice is that you can regulate the amount. If you don’t mind tears pouring down your face and your nose running, then add all of the spice that you can find. If that isn’t your favorite way to enjoy food, then add just enough for some flavor without the pain. A person who is spicy is lively, high spirited, and generally fun to be around — a person that really lives life and has an infectious quality about their spunk. In both foods and people, the combination of sweet and spicy is a perfect marriage. It goes right along with the old cliché that opposites attract, and in peach salsa, they definitely do. The sweet, juicy peaches are the perfect accompaniment to the smoky, spicy chipotle peppers. Made as directed below, there is just a hint of spice, but nothing that is going to

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Fireworks out of the garden

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Chyna Petty admires a garden fresh cucumber from the Project Reclamation Garden off of Woodland Avenue.

‘Reclaiming’ our boys & girls By SANDRA PETTY Special to The Herald

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his summer, young men and women affiliated with the local non-profit organization Project Reclamation, G.I.F.T.E.D, (Girls Influencing the Future Through Education and Development) and B.R.I.M. (Boys Redefining the Image of Men) have teamed up with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension to start a satellite garden site off of Woodland Avenue behind Watson Funeral Home. Ralph Watson, owner of Watson Mortuary, donated the space for the garden and the group has learned a great deal about what it takes to become successful gardeners. We worked together with staff from the Cooperative Extension in

EDITOR’S NOTE The Satellite Garden Project is a joint effort through the N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County and 10 local organizations that have chosen to participate in the inaugural program. Funding from this project was provided through a number of grants received by the Lee County 4-H program including United Way of Lee County, Environmental Impact Resource Conservation and Development, and the USDA/ Natural Resource Conservation Service. Each week, The Herald will highlight one of the 10 different Satellite Garden sites with a story and photos submitted by a participating member of the garden. This week’s feature was submitted by Sandra Petty on the Project Reclamation Garden off of Woodland Avenue.

planning our garden and the young people learned how to prepare their rows for planting and put seed in the ground. There were also educational sessions and lots of information given to us at workshops held throughout the project. We planted both seeds and transplants in our garden, but the kids seems to

enjoy watching the seeds grow the most. What a joy it was to observe the seed become a plant and later see that plant produce vegetables. Our garden now has watermelons, cucumbers, bell peppers and egg plants. We have learned that gardens require a lot

he heat and drought of summer can have your plants whimpering in the shade or withering in the sun. Almost remarkably, however, a few plants choose this time to strut their stuff. You could start your garden fireworks with ‘Lola’ — a Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia) described by Tony Avent (Plant Delights Nursery) as “Big, bodacious, …. and not recommended for people who are easily intimidated, or have been diagnosed with a heart condition.” This wonderful plant was introduced to Mr. Avent by Dr. Massey, a retired botany professor who resides in Moncure and operates Holly Hill Daylily and Crinum Farm where Lola struts her stuff amongst the crinums and daylilies. Speaking of daylilies, they too are children of summer. With more than ten thousand named selections to choose from, it’s hard not to find one you don’t adore. A couple of my favorite hot summer performers are Firecracker Vine (Manettia cordifolia) and hybrid Coral Bean (Erythrina x-bidwellii). Firecracker vine is a good grower and a fantastic bloomer that will make you happy but not take over the garden. It blooms from July through October, keeping the hummingbirds satisfied. Hybrid Coral Bean (Erythrina xbidwellii) is a marvel to the eye with its sumptuous red flowers that are adored by hummingbirds and humans alike. Established plants bloom from late

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Extension News

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ow a days if you are looking for information, I bet you “Google” it or use some other search engine. There seems to be an endless number of these sites on the web that can help you locate the answer to a question you may have. But is the response you receive accurate? Cooperative Extension nationwide has joined the search engine line up with our own “Ask an Expert” widget. You now have the expertise of all of the nation’s land-grant universities at your fingertips, thanks to this new web tool, offered by N.C. Cooperative Extension. With this new online resource, “Ask an Expert, you can submit questions, via the Lee County Extension web site, http://lee. ces.ncsu.edu/, at any time of day or night. Within 48 hours you should received an answer by email from Extension faculty from N.C. State University, N.C. A&T State University, or other land-grant institutions. For close to 100 years, Cooperative Extension has been the premier source of credible, research-based information on many topics that consumers seek daily.

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Now the “Ask an Expert” widget feature allows county residents to access that information with greater convenience. Extension workers across the nation in more than 3,300 county Extension Centers have a vast assortment of education, training, and practical experiences. As part of a nationwide effort to be responsive to our

ll things considered, it’s a pretty good bet that the guy in the corner of the gym bench-pressing his body weight is in decent shape, right? Well, maybe, but it’s really not that simple. There are three unique components to fitness: strength, flexibility and cardiovascular capacity, and it takes all three to be truly fit. Physical fitness isn’t just about how much you can lift or how far you can run, and a person who excels in one area could be floundering in another — and not even know it. To gauge your own level of fitness on all three counts, you need to be tested for each component. And why these particular tests? “Because they have been extensively studied by exercise scientists for

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Susan Condlin Cooperative Extension Susan Condlin is Director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County


Entertainment

2C / Wednesday, August 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald BOOK REVIEW

Bestsellers Associated Press bestselling books FICTION

1. THE SEARCH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) The only survivor of a serial killer has found peace in the Pacific Northwest, but her life is shaken by the appearance of a new man and a copycat murderer. 2. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $27.95.) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist. 3. PRIVATE, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) The head of an investigation company pursues the murderer of his best friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife. 4. SIZZLING SIXTEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, $27.99.) Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum comes to the aid of a cousin with gambling debts. 5. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/ Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi. 6. THE OVERTON WINDOW, by Glenn Beck. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, $26.) A public relations executive and the woman he loves expose a dangerous conspiracy. 7. THE PASSAGE, by Justin Cronin. (Ballantine, $27.) More than a hundred years in the future, a small group resists the vampires who have taken over North America. 8. FOREIGN INFLUENCE, by Brad Thor. (Atria, $26.99.) The covert operative Scott Harvath joins a new spy agency and investigates a bombing in Rome that killed American students. 9. THE LION, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) John Corey, now a federal agent, pursues a Libyan terrorist. 10. THE ISLAND, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown, $25.99.) A woman, her daughters and her sister take refuge from lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s complications on a tiny island near Nantucket, but their time there is far from quiet.

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1. ---- MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern. (It Books/ HarperCollins, $15.99.) A coming-of-age memoir organized around the musings, purveyed on Twitter, of the authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father. 2. MEDIUM RAW, by Anthony Bourdain. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $26.99.) Bourdain, the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kitchen Confidential,â&#x20AC;? looks critically at changes in the food and restaurant cultures. 3. COMING BACK STRONGER, by Drew Brees with Chris Fabry. (Tyndale House, $26.99.) The NFL quarterback recovered from an injury to play for the New Orleans Saints.

4. SLIDING INTO HOME, by Kendra Wilkinson. (Gallery, $26.) The life of the reality TV star and former Playboy cover model. 5. THE BIG SHORT, by Michael Lewis. (Norton, $27.95.) The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight. 6. CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, by Chelsea Handler. (Grand Central, $25.99.) More humorous personal essays from the comedian. 7. WAR, by Sebastian Junger. (Twelve, $26.99.) The intense lives of American soldiers in a lethal corner of Afghanistan, by the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Perfect Storm.â&#x20AC;? 8. EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, by S.C. Gwynne. (Scribner, $27.50.) The story of Quanah Parker, the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. 9(x). HOME TEAM, by Sean Payton and Ellis Henican. (NAL, $24.95.) The head coach of the New Orleans Saints describes the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Super Bowl victory, which raised the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirits four years after Hurricane Katrina. 10. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) Why some people succeed, from the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blink.â&#x20AC;? 11(x). SPOKEN FROM THE HEART, by Laura Bush. (Scribner, $30.) A memoir from the former first lady.

ADVICE, HOW-TO AND MISCELLANEOUS 1. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD, by Geneen Roth. (Scribner, $24.) How women can improve their relationship with food and their bodies. 2. DELIVERING HAPPINESS, by Tony Hsieh. (Business Plus, $23.99.) Lessons from business (pizza place, worm farm, Zappos) and life. (b) 3. THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) Thoughts on â&#x20AC;&#x153;seizing every moment,â&#x20AC;? from a Carnegie Mellon University professor who died of cancer at age 47. 4. THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law of Attractionâ&#x20AC;? as a key to getting what you want. 5. COME TO WIN, by Venus Williams with Kelly E. Carter. (Amistad/HarperCollins, $25.99.) Highly successful people in many walks of life discuss lessons from their time as athletes. Rankings reflect sales for the week that ended July 10 at thousands of venues nationwide. An (x) indicates that a bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders.

Journalist digs for truth in mystery By BRUCE DESILVA For The Associated Press

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hanging Treeâ&#x20AC;? (Touchstone Books, $15), by Bryan Gruley Agnarled old oak towers over Main Street about a mile from the center of the little town of Starvation Lake, Mich. From its branches hang dozens and dozens of shoes. Gracie McBride, a 16-year-old girl with a fondness for alcohol and casual sex, started the tradition. After rolling naked in the grass with a high school football player from a neighboring town, she tied one of her hightops to one of his cleats, climbed into the tree and hung them from a bough. Not long after that, she left town and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t return for 20 years.

Why she left, where she went, or why she has come back, no one knows. But six months after her return, she is found dead, hanging by her neck from that same gnarled oak. Most folks dismiss it as a suicide. Her second cousin, Gus Carpenter, isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so sure. Gus is the editor of the Pine County Pilot, which sounds impressive until you hear that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the tiny paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only journalist, that the chain that owns the paper is harassing him to cut costs, and that most folks in town think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fool. Gus was also the protagonist of Bryan Gruleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starvation Lakeâ&#x20AC;? (2009), an Edgar Award nominee for best first novel. Gus was a big city journalist once, but he made a big mistake, got fired, came back to

good thing. It gives the reader time to get to know Gruleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable cast of characters, to explore the complex relationship between a small town and its newspaper, and to glimpse the world of amateur hockey and the people who are obsessed by it. Gruley, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and an amateur hockey player himself, knows this turf well. As with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Starvation Lakeâ&#x20AC;? before it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hanging Treeâ&#x20AC;? is an exceptionally well-written novel by an author who has mastered the conventions of his genre. Discriminating readers will be anxiously awaiting the third book in this promising series.

his hometown with his tail between his legs, and reinvented himself as the local gadfly. And nobody likes gadflies. Lately, Gus has been investigating the finances of a wealthy benefactor who is promising to tear down the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old hockey rink and replace it with a state-of-the-art facility. Townsfolk who worship their River Rats hockey team wish that Gus would just go away. As the story unfolds, two investigations by Gusâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gracieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death and the financing of the rink â&#x20AC;&#x201D; merge in complex and surprising ways. Gus manages to annoy everyone from his bosses to his mother as he digs for the truth. Compared with most of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mysteries and thrillers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hanging Treeâ&#x20AC;? unfolds at a slow pace, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a

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BOOK REVIEW

Climatologist sees disastrous weather in future By CARL HARTMAN For The Associated Press

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms, and Other Scenes From a Climate-Changed Planetâ&#x20AC;? (Harper, $25.99), by Heidi Cullen Climatologist Heidi Cullen was taken aback at her lecture on the prospects for global warming when a member of the audience came up with a practical question: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you think I should sell my beach house?â&#x20AC;? On reflection, the question seemed less surprising. She foresees a rise in the sea level that would drop the price of beachfront property â&#x20AC;&#x201D; besides threatening climate disasters. To limit the rise, she wants governments to make people reduce, over the first half of the 21st century, the millions of tons of

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DANCE n SANFORD: The Saturday Nite Dance Group includes a variety of live music. This group of couples and singles meets from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday nights at The Enrichment Center of Lee County, 1615 S. Third St. This alcohol- and smoke-free event features live entertainment and good fellowship. Admission is $6 per person, which includes a complimentary soft drink at intermission. For more

carbon that she says have been spewing out as carbon dioxide from their cars, trains, stoves and factories. She accepts weather as a local matter, just as Tip Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, longtime speaker of the House of Representatives, proclaimed all politics to be local. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most Americans believe that we will not take steps to fix climate change until after it has begun to harm us personally,â&#x20AC;? she writes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, by that point it will be too late. The climate system has time lags. ... So, by the time you see it in the weather on a daily basis, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too late to fix ...â&#x20AC;? Her book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Weather of the Future,â&#x20AC;? uses a broad itinerary to illustrate the threats she perceives. It predicts more frequent and more violent storms, more hot spells, cold spells, droughts, famines and huge waves of desperate

refugees. She also notes threats that range from the possible extinction of the Bengal tiger because of increased flooding on islands off the coast of Bangladesh, and increased danger to dog sleds from melting sea ice in Canada, east of Hudson Bay. She sees lucrative tourism reduced by warming of south Pacific waters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a warmth that blanches the colorful corals of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Barrier Reef â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and by the possibility that a hurricane will heavily damage New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s transit system by hitting the third rail at the Christopher Street subway stop. That station in Greenwich Village is already 14.6 feet below the level of the Atlantic Ocean, according to her figures. Despite more than ample graphs and statistics, Cullen is likely to attract readers with

an insistent style and quotes from people who claim to have been already damaged by global warming. That goes especially for those who remember something of what they learned in Chemistry or Physics 101 classes. The itinerary includes imaginary â&#x20AC;&#x153;weather reportsâ&#x20AC;? for a series of future years. The one for New York dated â&#x20AC;&#x153;August 2050â&#x20AC;? is the most optimistic, though it envisions the Atlantic as warming to â&#x20AC;&#x153;bathtubâ&#x20AC;? temperature. It concludes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2050, when Hurricane Xavier â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a category 4 monster, which sprang up from the bathtub that the Atlantic had become finally arrived â&#x20AC;&#x201D; people sat back and watched it like the World Series. We knew we had a home team advantage, just like the Yankees.â&#x20AC;?

information call the Enrichment Center at 776-0501. n CARTHAGE: USA Dance Chapter 6091 will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Winds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an Evening with Frank Sinatra,â&#x20AC;? at 7 p.m. on Aug. 14, with dinner and dancing for all. Proceeds from the event will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event will be held at 105 McReynods St. in Carthage. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rocky or Bob Dillon at (919) 776-5154 or James or Karen Stone at (919) 776-6360, or visit dancinginthecarolinapines. org.

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every Saturday from May through October. n SANFORD: There will be a story time for children ages 3 to 5 at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lee County Library auditorium. The program includes stories, flannelboard stories, action rhymes, movement, music, crafts, and a movie. Registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 Ext. 5483. n CARY: The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival will commence at Koka Booth Amphitheatre all day Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit beerandbourbon.com/cary/showinfo.

n SANFORD: The Railroad House Museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. n SANFORD: The Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Loft of the Lee County Arts Council features works by local artists at 102 S. Steele St. from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Fridays. Paintings, writings, pottery, weaving and photography are featured. The Arts Council is a non-profit organization.

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Romelczyk to coordinate local foods campaign

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tea time, for your plants

Special to The Herald

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stephanie Romelczyk with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County will be extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local foods coordinator, supporting the 10 Percent Campaign. The campaign is an effort to encourage North Carolina consumers to spend 10 percent of their food dollars on foods from local sources. Through the campaign website â&#x20AC;&#x201D; www. nc10percent.com â&#x20AC;&#x201D; consumers and business will pledge to spend 10 percent of their food dollars locally, purchasing products from area farmers and food producers. Campaign participants will receive weekly email reminders to report how much money they spent on local food. The website will show consumers how their dollars spent on local foods grow. North Carolinians spend about $35 billion a year on food. If each person spent just 10 percent on food locally â&#x20AC;&#x201D; roughly $1.05 per day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; then approximately $3.5 billion would be available in the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy. The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and Cooperative Extension are partners in the campaign. Extension, based at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities, serves all

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of work and can be tough to maintain through drought and extreme heat. If the garden doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have proper soil, fertilizer and tender loving care, the plants will not survive. We plan to continue with the

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client needs, Extension workers have identified their areas of expertise. When you submit a question to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask an Expert,â&#x20AC;? the computer searches your county Extension staff first for a trained person to respond. If there is a more qualified person elsewhere in the state, that person will automatically receive your question. If the most qualified person is in another state, that person will receive your question. Using this feature, residents can submit questions about agriculture and food, health and nutrition, home and family, lawn and garden, youth development and 4-H, forestry and environmental stewardship, money management and resource conservation, and a host of other topics. To access the feature, visit the Lee Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Extension web site at http://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/ and click â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask an Expertâ&#x20AC;? which is located to the left and just below the black menu bar near the top of each page on our website. An online question box will appear for you to enter your question and email address. Once submitted the question will be directed to Extension faculty members who have the appropriate expertise to provide accurate and timely responses.

the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 counties and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee. CEFS is a partnership of N.C. State, N.C. A&T State and the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences that provides research, outreach and education on sustainable education and promotes local food economies in North Carolina. Cooperative Extensionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local foods coordinator will help connect consumers and food producers and support local businesses and organizations who want to spend 10 percent of their food dollars locally. Local food coordinators will personally contact businesses and organizations that register through the website to help them develop a plan for purchasing local products. In addition, the 10 Percent Campaign website provides a Find Local Foods page with links to help consumers find local food and farm products in their own communities. A Learn More page includes links to information on a variety of partner organizations, such as Slow Food USA and Eat Smart, Move More NC. There are also links to educational information on topics ranging from how to set up a workplace community-supported agriculture program to how to cook seasonal, local products. garden this fall with a new set of crops and look forward to learning more throughout this process. Our sincere thanks goes out to the Cooperative Extension in Lee County, Project Reclamation, Watson Funeral Home and our Mentors for allowing these youth the opportunity to become successful gardeners.

While at our website take some time to browse and learn more about the many local and state Extension programs and opportunities we offer. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask an Expertâ&#x20AC;? resource is also available at extension.org, a nationwide web site that offers an interactive learning environment. The site delivers the best, research knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. It connects consumers seeking information with knowledgeable providers. The extension.org site also offers a searchable database of answers provided in response to questions

decocted from garlic, hot pepper, mustard, mint and anything else you can think of that either smells or tastes very strong. Who knows? Maybe it works. Tomato leaf tea reputedly confuses aphidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sense of taste, but I think a strong spray of plain water is an easier way to get rid of this pest. One tea that definitely does work against insects, by killing them, is that made from tobacco. An older British gardening book suggests brewing your own from cigarette butts, but you could just buy the stuff, sold commercially as Black Leaf 40. Think twice before you start mixing up or spraying it, though, because it is very poisonous.

By LEE REICH For The Associated Press

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tea time in the garden. But this tea is for your garden, not for you. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s begin with a general tonic. Mmmm ... how about some manure tea? Compost tea might serve as well. Make either one with a giant tea bag: a burlap sack filled with compost or manure. Tie the bag shut with string, then drop it into a bucket or barrel of water to steep for a day or two. By then the water should have darkened to ... what else but a tea-brown color? If the tea looks too strong â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that is, too dark â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just dilute it before use. Just about any plant might like this brew periodically poured about its roots. For a quicker pickme-up â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just the thing for a plant that looks peaked â&#x20AC;&#x201D; spray the tea right on the leaves. What this tea offers plants is a whole range of nutrients, as well as some natural hormones and other growth factors. An equally valuable tea, according to some gardeners, can be brewed from stinging nettles. Nettles generally grow wild in rich, sunny soils. Find a patch and, with gloved hands (or else youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get stung), cut a pile of stems and then cover them in a bucket with water. Let this mix sit for a few days. It is going to ferment, and begin to look and smell rank. No matter: This tea isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for you. Plants allegedly love it.

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June to October. This coral bean gets a very late start in the spring then jumps into action. Your patience will be rewarded. Hummingbird Plant (Dicliptera suberecta)

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Make either compost tea or manure tea with a giant tea bag: a burlap sack filled with compost or manure. Tie the bag shut with a length of string, then drop it into a bucket or barrel of water to steep for a day or two. So much for general tonics. Other garden teas are brewed up for more specific effect.

TEA FOR PLANT DISEASES Diseases threatening? Nothing like a spritz of horsetail tea to keep them at bay. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll often find horsetail growing along old railroad beds. Just boil an ounce and a half of this wild plant in a gallon of water, strain, cool and spray. Or make a tea from chive leaves. Some say this tea is effective against all sorts of mildews because chives

seemingly sets the world ablaze with its fiery orange flowers. It laughs at heat while providing hummingbirds with sweet treats. This performance is matched by Texas Firecracker (Anisacanthus wrightii). For summer colors beyond the red spectrum nature gave us Tex-

themselves are not prone to these diseases, although that reasoning seems shaky to me. Horsetail is high is silica, which has been shown to protect plants against diseases, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more reason to believe that that tea could actually do something for a plant.

TEA AGAINST INSECT PESTS Insects threatening? Gardeners have come up with all sorts of brews to put on plant leaves to ward off winged and crawling attackers. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a general brew

as Sage (Salvia greggii). Selections and cultivars of this plant can bloom from May through November, all the while providing hummingbirds with much needed nectar. Colors range from pink, purple, red, and white, with a few bi-colored flowers in the mix. After a bad winter

BE CAREFUL WITH PLANT TEAS For that matter, most of the teas that you would give your plants are not ones you should be drinking. Most either taste bad or are toxic to people, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave unused portions lying around. There is one tea you could enjoy with your plants, and that is chamomile tea. How soothing to sit in the garden and sip a cup of this golden brew. For the plants, chamomile tea might do more than just soothe. It reputedly thwarts diseases generally and, most specifically, damping off, a fungal disease that attacks potted seedlings at the soil line.

Texas Sage may benefit from a hard prune to allow new growth to form an attractive bush. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let summer send your garden packing. Pack your garden with summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best. Michael Papay is a Master Gardener Volunteer in Lee County.


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Martin Yan: A lifetime of crafting a burger

A little fat can make a big difference on the grill By JIM ROMANOFF For The Associated Press

By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor

Crafting the perfect burger has been a lifetime project for longtime celebrity chef Martin Yan. “I am so passionate about this homemade burger recipe that I have spent my entire life trying to perfect it — and I am still working on it!” he said in an e-mail. “I’m using chopped fresh vegetables and herbs and incorporating Asian seasonings/spices, trying to find the right combination/proportion of ingredients to bring the flavor to a new level.” And not surprisingly, the man who has spent more than 30 years introducing home cooks to Asian flavors draws inspiration from that palette. “The addition of some chopped shiitake mushrooms (soaked, softened and coarsely chopped) and water chestnuts (coarsely chopped), will give the burger some extra texture,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I would also add some chopped garlic ginger, and cilantro for extra flavor.” Yan, whose numerous television series credits date to 1978 and include “Yan Can Cook”, says he first created this recipe several years ago for a party. “A few years ago, I hosted a party for my neighbors, cooking as many as 250 burgers on my outdoor grill,” said Yan, who has written 30 cookbooks. “Couldn’t believe they were all eaten up before dessert was served!”

DYNASTY BURGER WITH SPICY HOISIN BARBECUE SAUCE

Start to Finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 For the hoisin barbecue sauce: 1/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce

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make you run for the fire extinguisher. This salsa is refreshing and delicious, and the perfect dish to take full advantage of the delicious summer produce. Best of all, the recipe was created by my sister, one of the best human examples I know of the perfect sweet and spicy pairing.

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Crafting the perfect burger has been a lifetime project for celebrity chef Martin Yan. 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 1 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro For the burger: 1 pound ground beef 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 hamburger buns 4 leaves lettuce 1 large tomato, sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced To make the barbecue sauce, in a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Set aside. To prepare the burgers, in a medium bowl, combine the beef, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and pepper. Mix well, then form the meat into 4 patties, each about 4 inches round. Heat a grill or grill pan to high. Add the patties and cook for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Allow the burgers to rest off the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Place each burger on the bottom half of a bun. Top each with some of the barbecue sauce, then arrange a piece of lettuce, and slices of tomato and red onion slices on each.

PEACH SALSA 1 peach, peeled and diced 1 tomato, diced 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 2 chipotles in adobo sauce, diced A dash of salt 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced Mix all ingredients. Chill and serve with tortilla chips.

A smoky grill is a great way to add loads of flavor to food without added fat. But it comes with some risk. The high and dry heat of this favorite backyard cooking method can suck the moisture (and flavor) from your dinner faster than you can say shoe leather. This is especially true when cooking lower-infat meats such as boneless, skinless chicken breasts and pork or beef tenderloin, which have less flavor to begin with. Marinades and flavored brines, which pump moisture into meats, can definitely help in the battle against dryness. But care still needs to be taken not to overcook. An easier option is to go for a protein that’s a bit less lean, such as boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are flavorful, economical and cook quickly. True, chicken thighs are somewhat fattier than the breasts — about 7 grams per 3-ounce cooked portion. But that fat brings extra flavor and moisture that chicken breasts lack. That extra fat also means your recipe will be harder to mess up, even with fast, high-heat cooking. Unlike with chicken breasts, it’s difficult to end up with a flavorless, overcooked, dry chicken thighs. For this recipe, chicken thighs get a double dose

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With smoky notes from hardwood smoke in the grill, these cider vinegar and herb marinated grilled chicken thighs are deep in flavor without any added cooking fat. of intense flavor from a tangy, apple cider vinegar and herb-based marinade, plus a blast of hardwood smoke on the grill. By placing either a pierced foil packet of damp wood chips or a smoker box directly on the heat source, it’s easy to use a gas grill to add a pleasant smoked flavor to foods. If you like, prepare this recipe on a charcoal fire and scatter the dampened wood chips directly on the coals.

CIDER VINEGAR AND HERB MARINATED GRILLED CHICKEN THIGHS Start to finish: 1 hour 10 minutes (40 minutes active) Servings: 6 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup chopped shallot (about 2 medium) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat 1 cup wood chips for smoking, such as apple, oak or hickory In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil and salt. Stir in the shallots, parsley, tarragon and garlic. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and marinate, in the refrigerator, for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, soak wood chips in a bowl of water for at least 20 minutes. Fold a 12-by-24-inch piece of heavy-duty foil in half to create a 12-by-12-inch double-thick piece. Drain the soaked wood chips thoroughly and transfer to the center of the foil. Create a packet by folding

two ends of the foil over the wood chips and then folding the open ends to seal them. Using a skewer or the tip of a sharp knife, poke several holes in one side of the packet Place the packet of soaked wood chips, pierced-side up, under the grill rack and on top of the burners of a gas grill. Light the grill and turn the heat to high. Close the lid and heat until the chips smell smoky and smoke begins to billow from under the lid, about 10 minutes (the packet may temporarily catch fire). To oil the grill grates, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the grates. Transfer the chicken to the grill, allowing any excess marinade to drip back into the bowl. Discard the marinade. Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Serve immediately or chill, covered in the refrigerator, and serve cold later.

THE HEALTHY PLATE

Chicken kebabs as flavorful as beef By J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor

The goal here was pretty simple — a chicken kebab that was as flavorful and tender as a beef version. Getting that would call for an acidic marinade with some seriously oomphy flavor. For the base, I turned to the classic oil and vinegar. Not wanting to discolor the chicken, but wanting the flavor of balsamic, I used white balsamic. You also could use cider. For flavor and a bit more acid, I added some white wine (plus, it’s an excuse to drink the rest of the bottle while the meat marinates). After that, it was classic, highflavor ingredients — hot

sauce (just enough to heighten the other flavors, but not add noticeable heat), garlic, fresh ginger and hoisin (for serious savory goodness). That’s it. About 1 1/2 hours of hands-off marinating and you end up with some seriously flavorful chicken.

GARLIC-BALSAMIC CHICKEN KEBABS Start to finish: 2 hours (20 minutes active) Servings: 4 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 4 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 large red onion, cut into bite-size chunks In a blender, combine the olive oil, vinegar, wine, hot sauce, hoisin, garlic, salt, peppercorns and ginger. Puree until smooth. Reserve half of the marinade and refrigerate it. Pour the remaining marinade in a large bowl. Add the chicken and onions, then stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 1/2 hours. When the chicken is ready to cook, heat a grill to high. Oil the grates or coat them with cooking spray.

Divide the meat and onion chunks between 4 skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes first). Reduce the heat on one side of the grill to low. Arrange the skewers on the cooler side of the grill, then cover and cook 6 minutes, turning frequently, or until an instant thermometer reads 165 F at the center of the chicken. Serve the skewers with the reserved marinade for dipping. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 336 calories; 142 calories from fat; 16 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 82 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 33 g protein; 1 g fiber; 614 mg sodium.

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How to settle an estate

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: My 77-year-old aunt recently asked me to be the executor of her estate when she dies. I feel flattered that she asked, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure what the job entails. What can you tell me, and where can I get some help? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; HONORED BUT CLUELESS

DEAR CLUELESS: Serving as the executor of your auntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate may seem like an honor, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a big chore. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you should know to help you prepare for the job.

Understand the duties

As the executor of your auntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re essentially responsible for winding up her earthly affairs after she dies. While this may sound simple enough, you need to be aware that the job can be tedious, time consuming and difficult depending on the complexity of her financial and family situation. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a rundown of some of the different duties youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be responsible for. o Locate her will and compile an inventory of everything in her estate: real estate, cars, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, bank accounts, insurance policies, etc. o Apply to appear before probate court. o Notify the ben-

has an updated will, and find out where all her important documents and financial information is located. Being able to quickly put your hands on deeds, brokerage statements and insurance policies after she dies will save you a lot of time and hassle.

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eficiaries named in her will. o Handle day-to-day details like terminating her leases, credit cards, magazine subscriptions and notifying banks and government agencies such as Social Security and the post office of her death. o Set up a checking account in the name of the estate which youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use to pay expenses like utility bills, mortgage payments, homeownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insurance, funeral expenses, taxes, legal fees, etc. o Prepare and file final income tax returns. o Distribute assets to the beneficiaries named in her will.

Get organized If you agree to take on the responsibility of your auntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate, your first step is to meet with her and make sure she

Get help If your aunt has a complex estate, consider hiring an attorney or tax account to guide you through the process, with the estate picking up the cost. Find out if your aunt uses anyone in particular for legal or tax advice. If so, get their names and contact information. Once she dies, you can use them or hire someone else. Whoever you choose, make sure they have experience dealing with estates. If you need help locating a pro, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (naela. org), and the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (naepc.org) are good resources to help you search.

Diffuse family problems If your aunt has kids, find out if there are any conflicts brewing between them or any of her other beneficiaries. If there are some potential problems, you can make your job as executor much easier if every-

one knows in advance whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting what, and why. So ask your aunt to tell her beneficiaries what they can expect. This includes the personal items too, because wills often leave it up to the executor to dole out heirlooms. If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no distribution plan for personal property, suggest she make one and put it in writing.

Fee or free As the executor, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re entitled to a fee paid by the estate. State law determines the amount, which can range anywhere from 1 to 5 percent depending on the size of the estate. But, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also a beneficiary, it may make sense for you to forgo the fee. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taxable income, while Uncle Sam and most states doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tax inheritances. (To find the inheritance tax law in your auntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state, see retirementliving.com.)

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many years — and these tests are consistently ranked as the best,” says Walter Thompson, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist at Georgia State University. Fitness tests are administered by institutions like the Army, police/highway patrol academies, professional and community sports organizations, gyms and schools. These tests will give you a sense of your own physical strengths and weaknesses, indicating areas you may be neglecting in the course of your usual exercise program. You should take the tests twice to verify your results. And pay attention to when you take them — for example, you’re much more flexible after a run than you are when you first wake up in the morning. Ready to find out if you’re truly fit? Read on.

FLEXIBILITY The flexibility of tendons and muscles determines how freely you can move your joints. Why It Matters: “As we become less flexible, we become less functional. Things like reaching or turning your neck when driving to see the car behind you can become difficult. We’re not just talking about qualityof-life issues but about the ability to function in life,” explains Mitchell H. Whaley, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. If you’re flexible, you feel better physically, which is why more and more people are doing activities such as yoga and Pilates. Take the Test: SIT AND REACH TEST The easiest way to test for flexibility is to grab a yardstick and

Well above average (90) Above average (70) Average (50) Below average (30) Well below average (10)

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have a seat on your living room floor with your legs extended in front of you, allowing about 12 inches between your feet. Place the yard stick between your feet so that it points away from you. Line the soles of your feet up to the 15-inch mark on the yardstick. Then slowly bend forward with your arms extended, reaching as far past your ankles as you can. MEN 17 inches: above average 15 inches: average 14 inches: below average WOMEN 19 inches: above average 17 inches: average 15 inches: below average “This test is a great measure of hamstring and lower-back flexibility, and it has some validity for shoulders. But to generalize and call it a measure of overall flexibility is inaccurate,” says Patrick Hagerman, Ed.D., a professor of exercise science at the University of Tulsa.

STRENGTH The experts call this muscular-skeletal fitness — basically testing for both muscular strength and muscular endurance. Strength training builds and maintains muscle mass and strong bones. Why It Matters: Muscle strength and endurance also makes you more functional. For instance, maybe you can’t

Age (yr) 20–29 55.1 49.0 44.2 41.0 34.6

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60 44.2 37.8 34.6 31.4 26.7

Women Age (yr) 20–29 30–39 40–49 50–59 60 Well above average (90) 49.0 45.8 42.6 37.8 34.6 Above average (70) 41.0 39.4 36.2 33.0 31.4 Average (50) 37.8 34.6 33.0 29.9 26.7 Below average (30) 33.0 31.4 29.9 26.7 23.5 Well below average (10) 28.3 26.7 25.1 21.9 20.3 Source: Adapted from American College of Sports Medicine and Cooper Clinic move your own body weight in and out of a chair or can’t carry groceries to and from your car, or you get jerked around when you take dog out for a walk. The more body strength you have, the fewer potential injuries from these activities. However, unlike increased aerobic or cardiovascular fitness, which reduce the risk of disease, there is no epidemiological evidence of a reduction of disease risk when you increase muscular strength or endurance, says Whaley. So, if your strength is above average, it doesn’t equate to a reduction in disease risk, but you will probably be healthier, adds Whaley. Take the Test: CRUNCH TEST The Crunch Test is a popular method of assessing your abdominal strength, but it’s not without critics. “While the crunch test may be a good indication of superficial abdominal muscle strength, it is often done incorrectly,” warns Mieke Scripps, DPT, an orthopedic physical therapist for the Miami City Ballet. So if you’re going to try it, make sure you’re doing it right. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted firmly on the floor. Press the

small of your back down and then lift your upper body until your shoulder blades are off the floor. You can tuck your hands behind your head to support it, but make sure not to pull up with your arms — you can seriously injure yourself that way. Instead, focus on using your constricted abdominal and back muscles to complete the crunches. See how many you can do without resting. MEN Excellent: 25 (ages 20–69) Good: 16–24 (ages 20– 29); 15–24 (ages 30–39); 13–24 (ages 40–49); 11–24 (ages 50–69) Fair: 11–15 (ages 20–29); 11–14 (ages 30–39); 6–12 (ages 40–49); 8–10 (ages 50–59); 6–10 (ages 60–69) Needs improvement: 10 (ages 20–39); 5 (ages 40–49); 7 (ages 50–59); 5 (ages 60–69) WOMEN Excellent: 25 (ages 20–69) Good: 14–24 (ages 20– 29); 10–24 (ages 30–39); 11–24 (ages 40–49); 10–24 (ages 50–59); 8–24 (ages 60–69) Fair: 5–13 (ages 20–29); 6–9 (ages 30–39); 4–10 (ages 40–49); 6–9 (ages 50–59); 3–7 (ages 60–69) Needs improvement: 4 (20–29); 5 (ages 30–39); 3 (ages 40–49); 5 (ages 50–59); 2 (ages 60–69) (Source: Adapted from American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines, 7th

Edition and from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) Take the Test: PUSHUP TEST To test your upper-body strength, get down in push-up position. Start from the up position with your arms almost fully extended, palms flat on the floor and a little more than shoulder-width apart, balancing on your toes with your feet together. Movement: Bend your elbows at right angles to lower your body (without your stomach touching the floor), and then straighten your arms as you exhale while raising your body. (If you can’t do a standard push-up, put your knees on the floor instead of balancing on your toes.) Keep your back straight by tightening your abdominal muscles. Your body should stay as stiff as possible during the whole movement — your arms should be the only body part moving. Keeping the pace slow and steady, see how many you can complete without stopping. MEN Excellent: 36 (ages 20–29); 30 (ages 30–39); 25 (ages 40–49); 21 (ages 50–59) 18 (ages 60–69) Good: 22–35 (ages 20– 29); 17–29 (ages 30–39); 13–24 (ages 40–49); 10–20 (ages 50–59) 8–17 (ages 60–69) Fair: 17–21 (ages 20–29), 12–16 (ages 30–39); 10–12 (ages 40–49); 7–9 (ages 50–59); 5–7 (ages 60–69) Below average: 16 (ages 20–29); 11 (ages 30–39); 9 (ages 40–49); 6 (ages 50–59); 4 (ages 60–69) WOMEN Excellent: 30 (ages 20–29); 27 (ages 30–39); 24 (ages 40–49); 21 (ages 50–59); 17 (ages 60–69) Good: 15–29 (ages 20– 29); 13–26 (ages 30–39); 11–23 (ages 40–49); 7–20 (ages 50–59) 5–16 (ages 60–69) Fair: 10–14 (ages 20–29); 8–12 (ages 30–39); 5–10 (ages 40–49); 2–6 (ages 50–59); 2–4 (ages 60–69) Below average: 9 (ages 20–29); 7 (ages 30–39); 4 (ages 40–49); 1 (ages 50–59); 1 (ages 60–69) (Source: Adapted from American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines, 7th Edition and from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology)

CARDIOVASCULAR CAPACITY The term cardiovascular system refers to your heart and blood vessels, which help carry oxygen and other nutrients throughout your body. Your cardiovascular fitness determines how easily your body brings oxygen to your lungs and blood to your heart. Cardio workouts include running, swimming, walking and playing tennis or basketball, even chasing the kids. The most precise cardiovascular test is the Maximal Oxygen Consumption test, which measures the exact amount of oxygen you are capable of consuming while working out. “This test is the gold standard,” says Greg Welk, Ph.D., professor of health and human performance at Iowa State University. And because it’s complicated, field tests try to predict what this lab test measures. Why It Matters: The heart is actually a muscle, and like any other muscle, you can strengthen it with exercise and reduce your risk for disease (e.g., cardiovascular disease). Take the Test: ROCKPORT ONE MILE WALKING TEST “Anyone who can walk can do this test,” Hagerman says. “It doesn’t take an examiner or any special equipment, just a mile of flat terrain like a track or street. Measure the distance using a pedometer or the odometer of your car.” Then just walk the mile as quickly as you can. Keep track of how long it takes you and what your heart rate is at the end. Then use the following formula to estimate your VO2 Max, that is, your maximum oxygen consumption. First, multiply your weight in pounds by 0.0769, and subtract that from 132.853. Then subtract your age in years multiplied by 0.3877. Add 6.315 if you’re a man and 0 if you’re a woman. Subtract the time it took you to complete the mile multiplied by 3.2649. Now subtract your final heart rate (for one minute) multiplied by 0.1565. This will give you your estimated VO2 Max. VO2 Max (ml/kg/min) = 132.853 – (0.0769 x Body Weight in Pounds) – (0.3877 x Age) + 6.315 if male (add 0 if female) – (3.2649 x time for the 1-mile track walk in minutes) – (0.1565 x heart rate) Now compare your score in the inset box Keep in mind that just because you score well on any one of these tests doesn’t mean you will have reduced risk for disease or injury. You still have to get the recommended minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity daily to reduce your risk for disease, says Whaley.


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