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The Sanford Herald SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010

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School was locked down before man detained Assault suspect in custody after search near Silk Hope school By BILLY BALL bball@sanfordherald.com

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The Lee County Yellow Jackets football squad enters the field arm-in-arm before kick-off of Friday night’s game against Richmond County. Despite a fast start and a 14-8 lead early on, the underdog Jackets fell to Richmond County at home.

STEAM RUNS OUT After a big start, underdog Lee County falls to Richmond County RICHMOND 38 • LEE CO. 21

E.E. SMITH 54 • SOUTHERN LEE 13

UNC LOSES 6 ON DEFENSE

After a quick start and a 14-8 lead in the second quarter, Lee County eventually let it all slip away in a 38-21 loss to favored Richmond County PAGE 1B

For the second straight week, Southern Lee gave up more than 50 points, this time on the road in Fayetteville against E.E. Smith PAGE 1B

Things hardly were back to normal at UNC Friday, a day after the school announced the football team is being investigated for academic misconduct PAGE 1B

SILER CITY — A Siler City elementary school went on lockdown for nearly two hours Friday afternoon after law enforcement reported an armed man on the loose in the area. School and Chatham County officials said Silk Hope Elementary School, located northeast of Siler City, went into a precautionary lockdown around 1 p.m. Friday while police searched for a man believed to have assaulted a family member earlier in the day. County spokeswoman Debra Henzey said officials ended the lockdown and dismissed students at the school’s regular 2:45 p.m. closing time. More than an hour after the students were released, deputies for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office reported the man, identified as 25-yearold Johnny Cliffton “Cliff” Fogleman of Siler City, was in custody.

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No Scare Fair

Not too early to start talking ‘No Scare Fair’ NATIONAL GUARD TO SET UP AT BORDER The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in Airzona on Monday under President Barack Obama’s plan to beef up U.S.Mexico border security Full Story, Page 7A

OUR STATE SBI BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEW LAB DIRECTOR The director of the SBI named eight people to help search for a new director of the agency’s crime lab on Friday, the same day a prosecutors’ group called for an audit of the entire lab. Page 6A

TO INFORM, CHALLENGE AND CELEBRATE

Vol. 80, No. 201 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

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Gov. Bev Perdue speaks at Thursday’s Head of Class Project presentation and press conference at Deep River Elementary School in Sanford.

A WINNING FORMULA HOC points system brainchild of Dennis Wicker, Carol Chappell By ALEXA MILAN amilan@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — The formula behind the Lee County Education Foundation’s Head of Class Project took a year to develop before the current version was finalized, said Carol Chappell,

HAPPENING TODAY CARA presents its second annual “Run for Their Lives” 5k race, fun walk and festival from 8 a.m. to noon at Kiwanis Park. There will be music, fun for kids, vendors, raffles, dog contests and prizes. Register online at www.caranc.org/cara5k or www.active.com. Cost is $25 per runner or $25 for a family in the walk. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

Lee County Schools director of K-5 instruction. Lee County Education Foundation Founding Chairman Dennis Wicker approached Chappell about a year ago with the idea of establishing a way to reward elementary schools based on

performance. Creating the framework for the reward involved a time-consuming research process before Wicker and Chappell agreed on the formula that ultimately captured the attention of statewide

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Cameron: Jeffrey Taylor, 47 Pinehurst: James Welch, 82

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: Before we talk about the door contest, tell us more about the No Scare Fair. This is our ninth annual event and each year gets bigger and better. The children are encouraged to come in costume to this

See Take 5, Page 6A

INDEX

More Weather, Page 10A

OBITUARIES

This week, we Take 5 with Carol Carlson about the upcoming No Scare Fair and its annual door contest. The No Scare Fair is the brainchild of Carlson and her husband and is for children between the ages of 2 and 10 and their families. This fun-filled, fantastic festival Carlson always happens the Saturday before Halloween, which this year falls on Oct. 30.

EUGENE ROBINSON Glenn Beck has every right to be at Memorial today, but that doesn’t mean he should

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY ■ CARA presents its second annual “Run for Their Lives” 5k race, fun walk and festival from 8 a.m. to noon at Kiwanis Park. There will be music, fun for kids, vendors, raffles, dog contests and prizes. Register online at www.cara-nc.org/cara5k or www. active.com. Cost is $25 per runner or $25 for a family in the walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The race begins at 9. ■ Saturday Night Dance each Saturday in August at 7 p.m. at The Enrichment Center in Sanford.

■ The City of Sanford City Council’s Law and Finance meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Sanford Municipal Center.

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TUESDAY

■ The Harnett County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Lillington Education Building in Lillington.

WEDNESDAY

■ The next meeting of the Republican Women of Lee County will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Enrichment Center of Lee County, located at 1615 S. Third St. in Sanford. Linda Shook, chairman of the Lee County GOP, will be the guest speaker. All interested Republican women are invited to attend.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Dan Oldham, Betty Lawrence, Bill Horner III, Kimberly W. Jones, Wilbur Reece, Jazlyne Lily Conn, George Dustin Dale Cummings, Jill Rice, Summer Roberson, Katelyn Alysse Johnson, Lauren Elizabeth Rhodes, Jeremy Ross Jackson, Carlos Garcia-Nava, William Carlsen, Gloria Jean Alson, Carol Matthews, Eveline Oldham, Lauren Amanda Henry, Vernon Joye, Alexia Teria Scriven, Maxine Amerson, Chavela McKoy Snipes, Iris McGee, Frederick Hooker Jr., Joe Lewis Rice, Maggie Laton, Madison Thomas and Gloria Petty. CELEBRITIES: MLB manager Lou Piniella is 67. Actor Daniel Stern is 53. Olympic gold medal figure skater Scott Hamilton is 52. Actress Emma Samms is 50. Movie director David Fincher (Film: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) is 48. Actress Amanda Tapping is 45. Country singer Shania Twain is 45. Actor Jack Black is 41. Actor Jason Priestley is 41. Actress Carly Pope is 30. Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 28. Actor Michael Galeota is 26. Country singer Jake Owen is 26. Actor Armie Hammer is 24. Actor Kyle Massey is 19.

Almanac Today is Saturday, Aug. 28, the 240th day of 2010. There are 125 days left in the year. This day in history: On Aug. 28, 1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. In 1609, English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship, the Half Moon, reached present-day Delaware Bay. In 1774, Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, was born in New York City. In 1910, the Kingdom of Montenegro was proclaimed. In 1947, legendary bullfighter Manolete died after being gored during a fight in Linares, Spain; he was 30. In 1955, Emmett Till, a black teen-ager from Chicago, was abducted from his uncle’s home in Money, Miss. by two white men after he had supposedly whistled at a white woman; he was found brutally slain three days later. In 1968, police and anti-war demonstrators clashed in the streets of Chicago as the Democratic national convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president. In 1973, more than 600 people died as an earthquake shook central Mexico. In 1988, 70 people were killed when three Italian stunt planes collided during an air show at the U.S. Air Base in Ramstein, West Germany.

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SUNDAY ■ The Lee County Arts Council will host a Shared Abundance Dinner benefiting the council and The Bread Basket from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dennis A. WIcker Civic Center in Sanford. Join them for an evening of “light fare and fellowship” and leave with not only the satisfaction of helping your community, but a handmade bowl as well. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Rebecca at (919) 774-6139.

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■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. The fair features a celebration that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions and much, much more. The fair is located at the Moore County Fairgrounds, located at 3699 N.C. 15-501 in Carthage. For more information, call (910) 947-2774.

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WEDNESDAY ■ The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Central Carolina Hospital, 1135 Carthage St., Sanford. ■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. The fair features a celebration that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions and much, much more. The fair is located at the Moore County Fairgrounds, located at 3699 N.C. 15-501 in Carthage. For more information, call (910) 947-2774.

ties, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions and much, much more. The fair is located at the Moore County Fairgrounds, located at 3699 N.C. 15-501 in Carthage. For more information, call (910) 947-2774.

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THURSDAY ■ The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College, 1105 Kelly Drive, 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. and includes a variety of music throughout the summer. For more information, visit downtownsanford.com or call 919-775-8332. ■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. The fair features a celebration that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activi-

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■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. The fair features a celebration that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions and much, much more. The fair is located at the Moore County Fairgrounds, located at 3699 N.C. 15-501 in Carthage. For more information, call (910) 947-2774. ■ The Silk Hope Old Fashioned Farmers Day will be held in Silk Hope.

SEPT. 4 ■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. The fair features a celebration that showcases all that the county has to offer. Plenty of things to do and see for young and old such as children’s activities, entertainment, food and merchandise vendors, livestock and agricultural competitions and much, much more. The fair is located at the Moore County Fairgrounds,

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SEPT. 5 ■ The Silk Hope Old Fashioned Farmers Day will be held in Silk Hope.

SEPT. 9 ■ 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.

SEPT. 11 ■ The Greenwood/Tramway Optimist Club is sponsoring a fundraising event filled with fun, food and festivities at Greenwood Elementary School. At 9:30 a.m., the Lee County Scouts and the musical group Four Heart Harmony will open with a tribute to Sept. 11, 2001. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be crafters, antique cars, yard sale, face painting, buggy rides and games. Proceeds go to Greenwood and Tramway schools and other organizations in the county. ■ The Lee County Disc Golf monthly tournament begins at 10 a.m. (registration at 9) at the O.T. Sloan course. Cost to enter is $7 for novice, amateur, junior and women contestants and $12 for pros. Contact Ronnie Gardner at (919) 708-2869.

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located at 3699 N.C. 15-501 in Carthage. For more information, call (910) 947-2774. n The Silk Hope Old Fashioned Farmers Day will be held in Silk Hope.

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THE SEARCH FOR NATURAL GAS IN LEE COUNTY

County sitting on a natural gas bounty Underground formations could supply the state with 40 years of natural gas

SANFORD (AP) — Lee County may be sitting on a mother lode of natural gas. State geologists are excited over the possibilities of commercially significant deposits of shale gas in Lee and parts of Chatham and Moore counties. Energy companies are snapping up rights to underground natural gas from a legion of Lee County property owners. But environmentalists have concerns over potential adverse effects should state legislation change to allow for the drilling of natural gas. As for the farmers and rural landowners — who could become overnight millionaires should big gas deposits pan out — many are looking for answers. In other states where big strikes have been made, homeowners have done more than dream of riches. They have become millionaires. “People just don’t know what to do. I know, I don’t,� said Wayne Watson, who lives in the Jonesboro community off Avent’s Ferry Road. “If we had timber, we’d hire an appraiser to put a value on it. We’re looking at something below that ground that nobody is sure what’s down there. It’s one of those things. It sounds good, but we’ll see what’s involved in it.� Natural gas, which is largely methane, has the potential to replace coal as the nation’s main source of electricity and fuel the nation’s vehicles. In Lee County, deposits of natural gas lie buried less than a mile underground, trapped in prehistoric geological formations known as Triassic rocks. The natural gas deposits are centered in the Sanford sub-basin, according to Dr. Kenneth Taylor, chief of the North Carolina Geological Survey. “There’s gas out there,� he said. Geologists know gas is buried beneath Lee County soil because of the coal bed. The Egypt Coal Mine, the oldest of several mines built in the Deep River coalfield, opened in 1852. The coalfield ran along both sides of the river through Lee, Moore and Chatham counties.

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“I didn’t come in the morning’s mail now,� said 81-yearold Worth Pickard, pictured above, who owns 50 acres in West Pocket. “If anybody is going to come here, it’s going to take money. And it’s going to take a little more than pocket change.� By 1952, most of the mines closed; they were covered up in 1987. “That’s where people were trying to drill for oil before,� Taylor said. “We wanted to use that data first.� For three decades, state geologists have researched and analyzed the Triassic-era shale basins in the state. Last year, geologists sampled a couple of shut-in wells that had been drilled in 1998 on the speculation of finding oil. Through their work, they learned that the total organic carbon of the shale gas in Lee County averages about 2 1/2percent. “That’s well in the good category,� Taylor said. “It’s prime for gas.� Geologists have estimated that the underground formations in the state cover nearly 1,400 square miles and could supply the state with 40 years of natural gas. That said, there’s no way to know how much natural

gas lies underground until companies begin drilling. “It’s all speculation,� said Taylor, a 1975 graduate of Seventy-First High School. So far, the 62-year-old Watson hasn’t signed his name to anything. He owns about 60 acres off Blackstone Road, which falls within the area of potential shale gas in Lee County. As of last week, 62 landowners had registered with the Lee County Register of Deeds as having signed on with the gas companies. That accounts for 6,043 acres of the overall 135,000 acres of forest and woodland that geologists have identified in the county. “I have more questions than I have answers, just the truth of it,� said Watson, who has lived off Avent’s Ferry Road all his life. “They’re just speculating right now because we don’t know what’s down there. I don’t want to see something come in and

ruin the land. I do want to see something that is the safe way of doing it and make some money at it.� The Lee County Cooperative Extension Service held an informational meeting June 16 for landowners. That meeting drew a capacity 250 people, with the fire marshal having to turn folks away. The discussion centered on the rights of the landowners and the legal risks in signing landlease deals with drilling companies. “We had a lot of forest landowners being contacted by gas companies,� said Stephanie Romelczyk, a horticulture agent with the Cooperative Extension Service in Lee County. “They said they needed educational training. People are still looking at their options.� Interest in natural gas in North Carolina began to flicker at a conference of the Association of American Petroleum Geologists in Pittsburgh in 2008. Taylor recalled that Dr. Jeff Reid, a senior geologist with the N.C. Geological Survey, was asked during the convention: “Are you lost? Why are you at a meeting of petroleum geologists?� At the time, state geologists were looking at the Sanford sub-basin. In 2009, representatives from North Carolina returned to the conference with rock core samples. This time, state geologists “did a lot of stuff economists would do to show there’s a market for this gas,� Taylor said. “Once they heard about us in 2009,� he said, “we were having com-

panies showing up. They wanted to look at it and wanted to sample it.� So far, the biggest player in Lee County looks to be the WhitMar Exploration Co., a private energy company out of Denver that develops and drills natural gas and oil prospects in the United States. Whitney Marvin, the company’s president, did not return telephone messages. Tar Heel Natural Gas of Charlotte, and North Carolina Oil and Gas and the Old North State Energy Co. of Sanford also are looking to seal contracts with homeowners. “A lot of the county is in private hands. We have a lot of forest land,� Romelczyk said. “You’re talking about a lot of potential people. It could affect a lot of people.� Drilling worries Many of them are leery of the contracts. Others want to know what could potentially happen should drilling take place. Molly Diggins, the state director of the Sierra Club, said the adverse impacts could be “quite severe,� should North Carolina fail to establish a good set of regulations. “The laws on the books do not anticipate this — this kind of drilling,� she said. The drilling technique used to extract natural gas, known as hydraulic fracturing, is not legal in this state. The gas is difficult to extract without fracturing, which injects liquids, sands and chemicals underground to open pathways for gas. “The problem with it

— some of those chemicals are not stuff you want to drink,� Taylor said. “Keeping it away from groundwater is important. When it’s pumped back to the surface, you’ve got stuff with potential hazardous material in it. We always try to keep the environment as clean as possible.� Meanwhile, gas companies are positioning themselves for what could be a huge payoff, if state laws are changed and they’re allowed to drill beneath the surface. Typically, these companies will lock up adjoining properties until they have amassed drilling rights over a vast area of land. If the companies decide to drill, landowners who have signed on could reap the benefits of the royalties for the shale gas drawn below their farms and property. On average, Taylor said, property owners may receive 13 percent to 25 percent of the royalties from the sale of the gas. “I didn’t come in the morning’s mail now,� said 81-year-old Worth Pickard, a retired water well driller who has signed on with WhitMar. Pickard owns about 50 acres in West Pocket, about five miles west of Sanford. “If anybody is going to come here, it’s going to take money. And it’s going to take a little more than pocket change,� he said. “I talked with others who know about them (WhitMar). I feel like it’s going to take somebody like that to do it. You ain’t going to have no ‘wildcat’ come in and do it.�

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4A / Saturday, August 28, 2010 / The Sanford Herald

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

Truth in Perdue flight fiasco still missing Winston-Salem Journal

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tate GOP Chairman Tom Fetzer was correct in calling for a full public hearing into unreported airplane flights donated to Gov. Bev Perdue’s 2008 campaign. But he went overboard in alleging criminal conduct by those who disagreed with him. The State Board of Elections fined the Perdue campaign $30,000 on Tuesday for failing to report 42 flights properly. The governor and her associates couldn’t have sounded happier with the penalty. The Perdue camp simply wants this scandal to go away.

The governor says that after eight months of investigation into the matter, she’s tired of it. Well, so are North Carolina voters who want to learn the truth in this case, and we’re not convinced that that full truth has been discovered yet. State law requires the reporting of all campaign contributions, and an airplane flight provided to a candidate free of charge, or at reduced rate, is a contribution. The campaign’s failure to fully report the flights, which campaign managers and the governor conveniently ascribe to failed bookkeeping, is a serious matter.

The board of elections and its executive director have not distinguished themselves in this investigation. After assigning Kim Strach, the board’s top investigator, to the case, they took extraordinary measures that appeared designed to keep Strach from finding the full truth. (Strach’s husband once did voluntary legal work for the state Republican Party.) And someone above Strach in the command chain edited her report in ways that benefitted Perdue. The people of North Carolina deserve to know whether someone in the Perdue campaign made an intentional ef-

fort to deceive by omitting the flight reports. The governor’s assertions that this was all just a mistake are not convincing. With a public hearing, under oath, as Fetzer demands, the public would have a much greater chance of learning the truth. Fetzer’s motives here are not pure, of course. He’s a political operative and he’s trying to soften up the governor’s image as a way of helping Republican candidates in approaching elections. But that doesn’t make him wrong on this matter. Where Fetzer was wrong, however, was in calling for the

Wake County district attorney to charge the board chairman, the executive director and Perdue’s attorney with criminal obstruction of justice. This is way out of line for a public figure of Fetzer’s standing. He has tempestuously pre-judged the case. It is within acceptable boundaries to exchange political barbs, and if Fetzer suspects wrongdoing, he can certainly call for an investigation. But he crossed the line of decency when he specifically charged criminal activity. — McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Letters to the Editor Thanks for ‘socking it’ to McCrory in letter To the Editor: In response to Randall Lee Yow’s Aug. 20 letter to the editor ... Thank you, Randy, for socking-it-to Pat McCrory. Most of Lee County and, yes, many of Rep. Jimmy Love’s Sanford Central High School classmates of the 1950s are proud of his services to North Carolina citizens. McCrory is an example of a political choice to support GOP candidates. Please don’t follow-up with an invitation to “Mama Grizzly” Palin. We get enough of her diatribe from far-off places where she can see Russia from her back porch in Alaska.

Eugene Robinson Columnist Eugene Robinson is a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group

King’s dream

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ASHINGTON — The majestic grounds of the Lincoln Memorial belong to all Americans — even to egomaniacal talk-show hosts who profit handsomely from stoking fear, resentment and anger. So let me state clearly that Glenn Beck has every right to hold his absurdly titled “Restoring Honor” rally on Saturday. But the rest of us have every right to call the event what it is: an exercise in self-aggrandizement on a Napoleonic scale. That Beck is staging his all-about-me event at the very spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his immortal “I Have a Dream” speech — and on the 47th anniversary of that historic address — is obviously intended to be a provocation. There’s no need to feel provoked, however; the appropriate response is to ignore him. No puffed-up huckster could ever diminish the importance of the 1963 March on Washington or the impact of King’s unforgettable words. Lincoln and King will always have their places in American history. Beck’s 15 minutes of fame and influence are ticking by. The most offensive thing about the rally is Beck’s in-your-face boast that the event will “reclaim the civil rights movement.” But this is just a bunch of nonsense — too incoherent to really offend. Beck makes the false assertion that the struggle for civil rights was about winning “equal justice,” not “social justice” — in other words, that there was no economic component to the movement. He claims that today’s liberals, through such initiatives as health care reform, are somehow “perverting” King’s dream. But Beck’s version of history is flatout wrong. The full name of the event at which King spoke 47 years ago was the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Among its organizers was labor leader A. Philip Randolph, the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and a vice president of the AFL-CIO, who gave a speech describing the injustice of “a society in which 6 million black and white people are unemployed and millions more live in poverty.” Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., then an official of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, was the youngest speaker at the march. “We march today for jobs and freedom, but we have nothing to be proud of, for hundreds and thousands of our brothers are not here — for they have no money for their transportation, for they are receiving starvation wages,” he told the crowd. ... And from the beginning, King’s activism and leadership were aimed at securing not just equal justice but equal opportunity as well. When he was assassinated in 1968, King was in the midst of a Poor People’s Campaign aimed at bettering the economic condition of all underprivileged Americans, regardless of race. Saturday night, when the event is done, the Lincoln Memorial will still be the place where King gave one of the most memorable speeches of the 20th century. People who came to the rally in search of answers will still be looking. And Glenn Beck will still be a legend in his own mind.

Re-building trust

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s the death penalty “obsolete in North Carolina”? It might be, says Jim Woodall, District Attorney for Orange and Chatham Counties, reacting to the news that inaccurate reports from the State Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab may have been used by prosecutors to obtain guilty verdicts in capital cases. According to WCHL (Chapel Hill) news reports, Woodall believes “the state should D.G. Martin place a moratorium on executions.” One on One The revival of the debate on the death D.G. Martin is host of UNC-TV’s penalty is just one of the many fallouts North Carolina Bookwatch from the News & Observer’s expose and the outside review of SBI procedures that it Thompson-Cannino was the victim of a prompted. brutal rape. In a lineup she identified Cotton Prosecutors and courts are reeling as as the rapist. When she testified in court, she they face an expensive and time-consuming had no doubt and her confident testimony process of review and retrial of cases where the tainted testimony from the SBI lab results led to Cotton’s conviction in 1985. Cotton remained in prison for more than helped convict defendants, possibly affected the sentence, or was a factor in a plea bargain ten years. In 1995 DNA evidence proved that another man, not Cotton, had raped Thompagreement. Even more disquieting is their son-Cannino. quiet realization that their use of misleading In “Picking Cotton” Thompson-Cannino SBI evidence might have led to the execution tells how she came to her certainty about of an innocent accused. Cotton’s guilt — and stuck to it until the DNA For the moment, North Carolina prosecuevidence forced her to admit she might have tors face a more difficult problem. North been wrong. Carolina citizens serving on juries are going In a parallel story, Cotto be more skeptical of ton describes the hatred he the prosecution’s expert ‘North Carolina citizens felt for Thompson-Cannino witnesses. It is going to serving on juries are going as she falsely accused him. be much harder to prove to be more skeptical of the “Picking Cotton” should guilt based on the concluremind us (if the SBI mess prosecution’s expert sions of forensic experts on the state’s payroll. That witnesses. It is going to be had not) that our justice system is not perfect, and skepticism will, at least much harder to prove guilt that all of us must take reto a degree, carry over to based on the conclusions sponsibility for its failings. all the state’s witnesses in of forensic experts on the Thankfully there is criminal cases. another, more hopeful, state’s payroll.’ It is a matter of trust. message in “Picking CotAnd the trust factor is ton.” Thompson-Cannino broken, at least for a while. and Cotton, and their families, have become How do you rebuild that trust? Some friends and colleagues, as well as co-authors people, including powerful Senator Marc of their powerful book. Instead of allowing Basnight, may favor making the crime lab the brutal rape and the long-term incarceraindependent of the SBI. tion ruin their lives, they have developed But prosecutors will be wary of this suga mutual trust and respect that could be a gestion. While they certainly want the crime powerful example for the rest of us …as we lab procedures and reports to be accurate, work to repair the damage the SBI crime lab they also want witnesses who will help them has done and to rebuild the trust its actions by testifying with confidence and certainty. destroyed. They want experts who will be helpful as well as professional. Too many “maybes” and D.G. Martin hosts UNC-TV’s North Caro“could-bes” and not enough “certainties” lina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 may diminish the persuasiveness of a witp.m. For more information or to view prior ness in the eyes of a jury. Witnesses from an independent lab are not going to be nearly as programs visit the webpage at www.unctv. org/ncbookwatch coachable as those from an affiliated lab. Coincidentally, this week new UNCChapel Hill students discussed a book that showed how eyewitness testimony delivered with confidence and certainty led to the For by grace you have been saved conviction and imprisonment of an innocent through faith, ... not of works. (Ephesians accused. 2:8,9) The book is “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir PRAYER: Father, thank You for Your love, of Injustice and Redemption” by Jennifer in that while we were sinners, Christ died Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton for us. Amen. (with Erin Torneo).

Today’s Prayer

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Quotes from famous Bible believers To the Editor: Sanford is very blessed to have a newspaper that publishes articles about the truth (John 14:6), and has not banned God from it. I felt led to share some quotes of these true American bible-believers. “All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book.” — David Livingstone “Sin will keep you from this Book. This Book will keep you from sin.” — Dwight L. Moody “Read this Book for what on reason you can accept and take the rest on faith, and you will live and die a better man.” — Abraham Lincoln “The morality of the Bible is, after all, the safety of society.” — Francis C. Monfort “There is a Book worth all other books which were ever printed.” — Patrick Henry “It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Biblereading people.” — Horace Greeley “The Bible is a window in this prison world, through which we may look into eternity.” — Timothy Dwight “The New Testament is the best Book the world has ever known or will know.” —Charles Dickens Jesus is superior to everyone and everything; and the key to happiness and prosperity is to abide by the principles of the Bible. To God be the glory. God bless America. JUANA GUILLEN Sanford

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Local OBITUARIES Jeffrey Taylor

CAMERON — Jeffrey Lynn Taylor, 47, died Thursday (8/26/10) at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. He is survived by his wife, Amber Taylor of Cameron; father, Marion Taylor, and mother, Betty Jean Blankenship Taylor of Cameron; a son, Nicholas Taylor of Cameron; a daughter, Tiffany Norris of Lillington; a brother, Donny Taylor of Cameron; a sister, Jennifer Campbell of Cameron; three stepchildren and seven grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com. Arrangements will be announced by MillerBoles Funeral Home of Sanford.

James Welch

PINEHURST — James L. Welch, 82, died Thursday (8/26/10) at Peak Resource - Pinelake. Services will be held at a later date. Condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com. Arrangements by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.

Nettie Whitfield

MOSS HILL — Nettie Anderson Whitfield, age 91, of 3710 Davis-Hardy Road, died Thursday, August 26, 2010, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Whitfield was a retired sales associate at H. Stadiem and Pearsons and was a member of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010, at Holy Innocents

The Sanford Herald / Saturday, August 28, 2010 / 5A Episcopal Church with family visitation at noon until service time. Memorials may be made to Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 6861 Hwy. 55 West, Seven Springs, N.C. 28578. Arrangements are with Edwards Funeral Home of Kinston.

Elvin Summerlin HOLLY RIDGE — Elvin Dewey “Ed” Summerlin, 80, died Tuesday (8/24/10) at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wayne County, son of the late Lamb and Maybell Hines Summerlin. He worked for Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. He is survived by Kathy Scott of the home; sons, Elvin ”Buddy” Summerlin and wife Pam of Broadway and Alan Summerlin and wife Susan of Louisburg; a daughter, Joanne Bacci and husband Ruben of Groveland, Calif.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sea Lawn Cemetery in Hampstead with the Rev. Kevin Summerlin officiating. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.jonesfh. org. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Foundation, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 2004 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas 75231. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home.

POLICE BEAT SANFORD ■ James Archie Stone reported fraud Thursday at 1608 Woodland Ave. ■ Belk reported larceny Thursday at 1065 Spring Lane. ■ Michael Eugene Graves reported larceny Thursday at 420 McIver St. ■ Nicole Renee Sullivan reported simple assault Thursday at 3310 N.C. 87. ■ Gabrielle Fox re-

ported larceny Thursday at 1399 Ray Ave. ■ Ridie Edward Headen reported larceny Thursday at 727 York St. ■ Kmart reported shoplifting Thursday at 2515 S. Horner Blvd. ■ Jessica Victoria Wicker reported larceny Thursday at 2255 Jefferson Davis Highway. ■ Debora Ware Murray reported fraud Thursday at 2733 Waters Edge.

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Department of Public Instruction’s established achievement measures. “From the beginning both of us thought it had to be a level playing field,” Chappell said. “It has to be perceived as fair so every school thinks, ‘we can do this.’” The trick was figuring out exactly how to accomplish that. Chappell and the foundation started by combing through state data, such as ABC composite scores, Adequate Yearly Progress, test scores and performance designations, and discussing the best ways to apply it to the Head of Class Project. “It is relatively standardized, so we thought it was an objective base,” said Kirk Bradley, chairman of the Lee County Education Foundation. They also examined data about the makeup of elementary school faculties throughout the county — how many teachers, teaching assistants, custodians, clerical staff, cafeteria workers and other support work at each school. Bradley said from the project’s earliest stages, the foundation always wanted the $50,000 award to be shared among each

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education leaders such as Gov. Bev Perdue, State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson and Chairman of the State Board of Education Bill Harrison. “I love working with data,” Chappell said. “I feel like a lot of the answers to what is working and what will work can be found in the data.” The Head of Class Project was unveiled Thursday at Deep River Elementary School, with Perdue, Atkinson, Harrison, former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley and former Govs. Jim Hunt and Jim Holshouser in attendance. The incentive-based initiative, funded by individual and corporate donors, will award $50,000 annually to the faculty and staff of the Lee County elementary school with the best performance. The best performing school will be determined by the formula developed by Chappell and the Lee County Education Foundation, which is based on the North Carolina

■ Sarah Elizabeth Workman reported breaking and entering Friday at 403 N. Steele St. ■ Kangaroo reported shoplifting Friday at 1612 Tramway Road. ■ Harry Wayne Womble reported breaking and entering Friday at 550 Sunset Drive. ■ Samuel Elijah Judd, 18, was charged Thursday at Pineland Street with marijuana possession. ■ Arthur Lee Sexton, 35, was charged Friday at

1612 Tramway Road with larceny. ■ Shaneice Lashae Addison, 22, was charged Thursday at 3317 Renee Drive with assault with a deadly weapon. ■ James Archie Stone, 58, was charged Thursday at 1608 Woodland Ave. with obtaining property by false pretense. ■ Melissa Faye Brice, 35, was charged Thursday at 1065 Spring Lane with larceny.

person on the winning school’s faculty and staff. “We felt like everyone within the walls of a school campus contributes to the positive learning environment,” Bradley said. One element of the data that stood out to Chappell was that it was noticeably more difficult for schools with more than 60 percent of students qualifying for free/reduced lunch to achieve a high performance designation. “That was very revealing,” Chappell said. “You could see once you got up into a high free/reduced lunch rate that very few of those schools were achieving School of Excellence or School of Distinction status.” In the 2009-2010 year, all of the area elementary schools except Tramway had free/reduced lunch rates of more than 60 percent. Tramway was the only elementary school to achieve School of Distinction status. Because the free/reduced lunch population is fairly high in Lee County, Chappell and the foundation decided to incorporate it into the formula. Wicker told Chappell he wanted ABC composite

scores, AYP percentages and free/reduced lunch rates to be the base of the formula, with expected growth, high growth, School of Distinction status and School of Excellence status providing bonus points. Once Wicker set the structure, Chappell devised the point system. “Finding a level playing field is a very difficult thing to do in education,” Chappell said. “So much depends on who the students are and what skills they come to you with and what kind of support they’re getting at home. Teachers might know their students grew, but maybe they didn’t make proficiency, so their hard work doesn’t show up on the EOGs.” Chappell said she thinks adding the free/reduced lunch rate into the mix makes the formula as close to fair as possible. That combined with distributing the award to a school’s entire staff, she said, is likely why state leaders have taken notice. “These people have been at this a long time,” Bradley said. “They’ve seen everything. They realize that this is something unique they haven’t seen before.”


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non-scary, entertaining and interactive event. After the children stroll down Jack-O-Lantern Lane to pick up the most amazing treats little ones could ever imagine, the fun continues with crafts, games, puppet shows, fortune tellers and the wonderful children’s costume parade and dance.

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: The No Scare Fair does not take place until Oct. 30, so why are we talking about this in the heat of the summer?

This year, as in several years past, No Scare Fair, in partnership with The Herald, is sponsoring a “door contestâ€? for all high school juniors and seniors as well as college students. This contest has been successful in the past, as a way to recognize and honor a budding artist in our area. The winner will have a door created using his or her design, he or she will be recognized the day of the event and they will receive a $200 savings bond. For those interested in entering, here are the guidelines: â?? First and foremost, the design should be friendly and non-scary â?? The design needs to be easy to recreate â?? The design should be horizontal (landscape) on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. (It needs to be horizontal because door construction includes 3 sheets of plywood with window openings on outside sheets.) â?? One entry per student â?? Name, address and

carrying a gun and traveling on a three-wheeler in the Silk Hope area as school was in session. Shortly after 2 p.m. Friday, school spokeswoman Beth McCullough said “all is well� at Silk Hope Elementary and that Chatham Superintentendent Robert Logan and a school resource office from the Sheriff’s

Office were on hand to oversee the situation. McCullough said school officials were told to go into lockdown by the Chatham County 911 Center. “Our understanding from law enforcement is that the situation is not directly affecting our campus,� she said at the time.

McCullough said Silk Hope families were notified of the situation Friday afternoon. “This school is ‘textbook’ when it comes to handling one of these,� she said. Law enforcement closed down some area roads in the afternoon hours as they searched for Fogleman.

phone number should be on back of design â?? A $200 savings bond will be awarded to the creator of the winning entry. â?? The deadline is Thursday, September 30, 2010. All entries should be mailed to The Sanford Herald at P. O. Box 100, Sanford, NC 27331-0100 or taken by The Sanford Herald at 208 St. Clair Court. Ana Behen, our 2008 door contest winner, was encouraged to enter by her art teacher Carolyn York. It was a great experience for Ana and her family and her door design has been enjoyed by countless guests over the past two years. So to Carolyn York, we issue a big “thank you.â€? She is another example of a teacher making a difference.

zation about the value of integrating all our citizens as we celebrate our willing hands. We have a crew of valued volunteers that number around 150 and I can’t think of one that is more or less important than the next. What is different is that we have become much more efficient. Last year and this year, all funds raised will be going to three different Lee County agencies; these include the Coalition for Families, HAVEN in Lee County and the Stevens Center. These three agencies have taken leading roles in putting on this event. The Coalition for Families is handling the entertainment and crafts and all the volunteers for these two areas. HAVEN in Lee County is overseeing concessions and its volunteers and finally the Stevens Center is hosting our volunteer hospitality suite. Having these three areas taken care of frees our organization to coordinate all the many other tasks.

this year’s No Scare Fair event?

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: How has No Scare Fair changed over the years, and how is it the same? No Scare Fair has always place at the Stevens Center. We have been asked throughout the years if we should consider a larger venue and our answer has always been a resounding “no.� Willing Hands, which is the umbrella of No Scare Fair, and the Stevens Center, have created a natural and comfortable relationship. The mission statement of Willing Hands is to bring ideas, people and organizations together through fun, festive, special events or special projects. We believe that by hosting this event at the Stevens Center we meet our mission. The Stevens Center community has taught our organi-

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: Do you still have a need for volunteers?

We absolutely do. Marilyn Elliott is this year’s volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are needed to help out on Saturday, October 30th to hand out candy (non-scary costumes are strongly encouraged). Help is also needed for set up and break down on Friday, the day before the event and Sunday the day after the event. Please contact Marilyn Elliott at (919) 498-2676 (evenings) or e-mail her at alcomajo@yahoo.com if you are interested in helping.

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No Scare Fair has been so very fortunate to have a team in place that has been with us since the beginning and this team includes J. T. Davenport & Sons, The Herald, Capital Bank, Jones Printing and Richard M. Carlson, CPA. In addition, we have major sponsors and door sponsors who have come on board in the past and who are again joining us this year. Willing Hands has two reasons to exist, the first is to build community and that is vital. We are proud of the fact that our No Scare Fair event represents a celebratory, crosssection of Lee County residents. You just can’t be a part of this experience and not get a tickle in your tummy. The second reason for Willing Hands’ existence is to raise money for agencies working with at-risk families in Lee County. We are an all volunteer agency. We have no paid staff. We are a group of people with ideas and hopefully by the willing hands of many, we can continue to raise money for those less fortunate. I believe in this caring community and so it is my job to spread the word, hand out brochures and ask our corporate, civic and individual sponsors to once again join us in this worthwhile effort. But, as stated earlier the focus of this Take 5 is to encourage our juniors, seniors and college students to enter our door contest. If you are an artist, send in your design. If you know of an artist, encourage him/her to do the same. Anyone interested in learning more about Willing Hands or No Scare Fair, please visit us at www.willinghands-nc.org.

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Man waiting for ‘ghost train’ killed by real train STATESVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man who was waiting with several friends for a “ghost train� from a North Carolina legend has been killed when a real train came down the tracks. Iredell County Sheriff Phil Redmond says 29-year-old Christopher Kaiser of Charlotte was killed about 2:45 a.m. Friday as he waited with friends at a railroad trestle. Redmond says witnesses said about 12 people were on the trestle hoping to see a ghost train when the real train rounded a bend. Everyone but Kaiser was able to clear the tracks at the end of the trestle. The train struck Kaiser, who was thrown into a ravine. The legend developed from a train wreck on Aug. 27, 1891, that killed about two dozen people and injured

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Judge allows former Beazer executive free on bond ASHEVILLE (AP) — The former chief accounting officer for Beazer Homes USA Inc. was allowed to go free on bond Friday, just a couple of days after he was arrested on an 11-count federal indictment in North Carolina. Officials said Michael T. Rand was released on bond after a detention hearing Friday in Asheville. He is accused in the indictment unsealed this week of an accounting fraud conspiracy to manipulate Beazer’s financial statements along with witness tampering and other charges. Federal authorities said the conspiracy lasted for about seven years, starting in 2000. The indictment accuses Rand of directing the accounting fraud conspiracy. Prosecutors say he entered into a hidden side agreement with an unnamed company so that Beazer could get cash and recognize it as revenue. Authorities also say he created false financial books by using “cookie jar accounting� — a practice that would make Beazer look less profitable during boom times but improve the balance sheet during lean times.

N.C. court: ‘Life’ inmates to continue sentences RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina inmates given life terms under a quirky law more than 30 years ago should continue serving their sentences, North Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. In a 5-2 decision, the justices ruled in the cases of convicted killers Alford Jones and Faye Brown. Their “life� sentences were defined as only 80 years under a law that was in effect during the 1970s, and they had argued that credits earned behind bars meant their sentences were complete. Justice Robert H. Edmunds Jr. wrote in the opinion that the Department of Correction had a rational basis for denying sentence-reduction credits to those convicted of first-degree murder. He said that was the case for all the first-degree murder convicts sentenced when the law was in place from 1974 to 1978. “In light of the compelling State interest in maintaining public safety, we conclude that these regulations do not require that DOC apply time credits for purposes of unconditional release to those who committed firstdegree murder during (that period),� Edmunds wrote for the majority opinion. Justices Robin Hudson and Patricia Timmons-Goodson opposed the decision.

General’s statue unveiled at Bragg military museum

FORT BRAGG (AP) — A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been honored with a statue at a North Carolina museum. The Army’s Special Operations Command unveiled the statue of retired Gen. H. Hugh Shelton on Friday during a ceremony at the Airborne Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. The statue was donated by H. Ross Perot and sculpted by Paul Moore of Norman, Okla. Shelton called it the most humbling experience he has ever had. The native of Speed is a graduate of North Carolina State Univesity who served in the Special Forces in Vietnam. Shelton later commanded the 82nd Airborne Division and the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg before becoming the 14th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1997. Shelton retired in 2001.


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NATION BRIEFS Economy edges closer to stalling, government says

Blagojevich trial holdout juror breaks her silence

WASHINGTON (AP) — As weak as it was, the economy turns out to have been even worse — closer than the government first thought to stalling out completely or even falling back into recession. New figures issued Friday paint a darker picture of the economy’s performance this spring, growing at a meager 1.6 percent annual pace. The initial estimate was 2.4 percent, and even that was anemic. Analysts say the summer should be disappointing, too. Shortly after the government’s revision, Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke said the Fed was ready to take additional steps to prevent a second recession, if the economy deteriorates further. But he stopped short of promising any action. The Fed “will do all that it can to ensure continuation of the economic recovery,” he said.

CHICAGO (AP) — As attorneys and defendants scanned jurors faces for favorable signs during ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial, most couldn’t get a read on the pokerfaced grandmother at the far end of the jury box taking meticulous notes. JoAnn Chiakulas, a retired state employee, turned out to be the lone holdout standing in the way of a conviction of the ousted governor on charges he tried to sell President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. Nine days after jurors deadlocked on all but one charge against Blagojevich, Chiakulas publicly defended her resolve for the first time in an interview published Friday by the Chicago Tribune. Chiakulas, 67, stood by her vote, saying she found Blagojevich’s statements captured on FBI wiretap recordings so disorganized and scattered that his actions did not amount to a criminal conspiracy.

US ambassador’s daughter, 17, dies in NYC fall

NEW YORK (AP) — The 17-year-old daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Thailand slipped off her shoes and climbed out onto a window ledge Friday at a Manhattan apartment before plummeting more than 20 stories to her death, police said. Nicole John fell at about 4:15 a.m. from the top floor of the 25-story Herald Towers, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Her body landed on a third-floor ledge, a camera nearby. It’s not clear whether she had been trying to take a photo when she died, and her death is believed to be accidental. The girl’s father, Eric John, was appointed U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand in 2007. John, an incoming freshman at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, was thought to have been drinking. Ilan Nassimi, 25, who rents the apartment, was arrested later Friday on charges of giving alcohol to a minor, police said. He was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan court and it wasn’t clear if he had a lawyer.

Officials: Suspect ambushed, killed Utah deputy PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a fugitive thought to be hiding in the wilderness on the Arizona-Utah line laid in wait and ambushed a Utah sheriff’s deputy who was pursuing him, fatally shooting him with a high-powered rifle after an attempted burglary and foot chase. Coconino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Erika Wiltenmuth says 23-year-old Scott Curley hid beneath a tree and waited for two pursuing officers to get closer. That’s when he raised his rifle and shot at them, hitting and killing 41-year-old Kane County Deputy Brian Harris, a married father of two. A massive manhunt is under way for Curley, who fled into the wilderness.

Guard troops heading to border PHOENIX (AP) — The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday under President Barack Obama’s plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won’t have any law enforcement authority. Authorities would not say how many troops would start Monday, but said waves of them will be deploying every Monday until all 532 are on the Arizona border, likely by the end of September. In May, Obama ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the border. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said the first of 224 National Guard troops allocated for his state have finished their training and are expected to be deployed to the state’s border on Wednesday. Troops will also be stationed in New Mexico and Texas. The troops will be “extra eyes and ears” for U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, and though they will have guns for self-defense, they will not have the authority to arrest anyone, said Arizona National Guard spokesman Lt. Valentine Castillo. He said if troops spot illegal immigrants, they must report them to the Border Patrol, whose agents would make the arrest. The troops will be stationed in the desert at “strategic locations” along the border, he said, but did not provide specifics. Mario Escalante, a spokesman for the Border Patrol’s Tucson sector, said the troops will use binoculars, night-vision equipment, remote cam-

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A US border patrol vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Arizona, as seen from the outskirts of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, Wednesday. A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown. eras and computers to conduct surveillance on the border, and will have radios to communicate with Border Patrol agents. They’ll be set up at high points in various locations in the desert, he said. “Having those resources and deploying them adequately makes us more effective,” he said. Obama was all but compelled to act on illegal immigration after the passage of a tough new Arizona law thrust the border problem into the public spotlight. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer cited government inaction when she signed the law, which reignited that national illegal immigration debate, caused the governor’s popularity to soar in the state and turned her into a national figure. The law went into effect July 29 after a judge ruled to block its most controversial sections, including a part that required officers to check a person’s immigration sta-

tus while enforcing other laws. Brewer is appealing the decision and says she’ll take it all the way to the Supreme Court. Brewer has been a sharp critic of the National Guard deployment, saying the troops aren’t enough and that Obama should have sent 6,000 along the border, half of them to Arizona. But in March 2009, Brewer wrote Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking for 250 National Guard troops, less than half the amount now being sent. Brewer spokesman Paul Senseman did not immediately return a call for comment Friday afternoon. Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada, whose territory is along the Mexico border and includes Nogales, said any additional manpower on the border is welcome and will help. “It’s definitely a start,” he said. “Any more boots on the ground, they’ll make things safer and it’ll

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NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Beck, the man behind Saturday’s rally at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, has built an empire around his own voice that grew exponentially with his move to Fox News Channel and President Barack Obama’s election to the White House. Beck has become a soundtrack for conservative activists and members of the tea party movement, angry and frustrated with Obama and other Democrats in a highly charged election year. Beck suggests Obama is a socialist moving the country away from its ideals of limited government. Beck’s critics contend that he exploits fear with conspiracy theories and overheated rhetoric. Organizers say the “Restoring Honor” rally isn’t about politics. It’s to pay tribute to America’s military personnel and others “who embody our nation’s founding principles of integrity, truth and honor.” It also is to promote the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarships and services to family members of military members. The event at the Lincoln Memorial — where 47 years ago King delivered his speech — is expected to feature 2008

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Glenn Beck, center, shakes hands with supporters at the site of the Restoring Honor rally by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Friday. vice presidential nominee and potential 2012 White House candidate Sarah Palin. Organizers have a permit for up to 300,000 people at the rally, although Beck has said he expects 100,000. Counter-rallies with the Rev. Al Sharpton and others also are planned. Beck, 46, is a former “morning zoo” radio DJ who cleaned up after years of drug abuse in the 1990s and switched to talk radio. CNN’s then-named Headline News network gave Beck his first TV home, and he switched to Fox in January 2009, shortly after Obama was inaugurated. His Fox show created an immediate sensation, as Beck spun his theories with an emotional fervor that Comedy Central’s

Stephen Colbert quickly dubbed “crank up the crazy and rip off the knob.” MSNBC rival Keith Olbermann likens him to Lonesome Rhodes, the rags-to-riches everyman who spoke to a nation before he was unmasked as a fraud in the 1957 film “A Face in the Crowd.” In interviews, Beck sees himself more as broadcaster Howard Beale, the “mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” character in the 1976 movie “Network.” He was the driving force in stories about former Obama adviser Van Jones, who resigned after Beck publicized some of his past statements. Jones was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory com-

ments about Republicans. Beck’s own statement last year that Obama had “a deep-seated hatred for white people” led to an advertiser boycott and protests from civil rights groups. His Washington rally has attracted attention and criticism because it is taking place on the anniversary of King’s speech and in the same spot. Beck has said it will be the moment when “we reclaim the civil rights movement.” His own Fox News colleague, Greta Van Susteren, said he should move his event. She said he should do it for sensitivity reasons, much as both she and Beck argue that an Islamic Center should not be built near the site of the World Trade Center, where terrorists struck in 2001. “It does not help the country on so many fronts if we poke a stick in eyes,” Van Susteren wrote on her blog. Beck has said he wouldn’t have picked the date if he had known about the anniversary. But he rejected attempts to move it, arguing that what he will say is consistent with King’s “message of focusing on the content of a person’s character above all else.” King’s niece Alveda King is scheduled to speak.

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the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy on Friday. Lindsey, who lives in Nashville, Tenn., says he plans to donate more items from the show at next month’s Mayberry Days festival. Organizers predict a huge turnout this year, as October marks the 50th anniversary of the show’s premiere. The show’s idyllic setting was inspired by Griffith’s hometown of Mount Airy.

Judge grants restraining order sought by DiCaprio LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio has been granted a temporary restraining against a woman he said claims to be his wife and carrying his baby. Court records show Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson DiCaprio granted the order Wednesday against Livia Bistriceanu, 41, of Chicago. “Given this obsessive and harassing behavior, I am frightened of Ms. Bistriceanu and feel that my personal safety, and the personal safety of those around me, is in jeopardy,” DiCaprio wrote in a sworn declaration. An e-mail message sent Friday to Bistriceanu seeking comment was not immediately returned. DiCaprio’s request included statements from the actor and his security team claiming Bistriceanu had traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles at least twice to try to meet DiCaprio at his home and business office. She refused to leave the properties and acted aggressively, the court filings state.

Spanish singer Julio Iglesias marries in secret MADRID (AP) — Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has married Dutch model Miranda Rijnsburger, his partner for the past 20 years. The 66-year-old singer announced the marriage in a statement to Spanish newspapers. The wedding took place at the Virgen del Carmen church in the southern jetset resort of Marbella. Rev. Roberto Rojo Aguado, one of three priests who celebrated the ceremony, told The Associated Press on Friday that the couple were married Tuesday. He said the ceremony was attended by two witnesses and the couple’s five children. Rijnsburger is 45.

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U.S. prisoner returns from N. Korea By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press Writer

BOSTON (AP) — An American held captive for seven months in North Korea stepped off a plane in his hometown Friday, looking thin but joyful as he hugged the former president who had helped win his release and family and friends surrounded him in a group embrace. Aijalon Gomes was accompanied by former President Jimmy Carter, who had flown to Pyongyang to negotiate his freedom. Gomes, who had been teaching English in South Korea, was imprisoned and sentenced to eight years’ hard labor for crossing into the North from China on Jan. 25 for unknown reasons. North Korea’s state-run news agency reported last month that Gomes had attempted suicide, leading his family to ask for his release on humanitarian grounds. North Korea said this week it would release Gomes to Carter if the former president came to get him. Gomes hugged Carter and then his mother before his loved ones encircled him, praying and waving their hands skyward. One man gripped a small American flag, and others held a banner behind them that read: “Welcome home! Disciple of the Lord Aijalon Mahli Gomes. Salvation is ours.� The banner also pictured a Christian cross and contained biblical references to Acts, Psalms, and Job, an Old Testament book about a man who survived great tribulation. Gomes’ mother and

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center left, hugs with American Aijalon Gomes at Pyongyang airport, North Korea, on Friday. A smile flickered across Aijalon Gomes’ face as he hugged former U.S. President Carter and boarded a plane for Boston on Friday, seven months after his arrest in North Korea. Carter flew to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, this week on a private mission to secure a pardon for the 31-year-old American. family members hugged Carter and shook his hand before the group headed inside the terminal, with Gomes smiling and waved at loved ones along the way. A few minutes later, Carter reboarded the plane and departed Boston. In a statement released earlier Friday, the family thanked Carter and said it felt blessed to welcome Gomes home after what it called “a long, dark and difficult period.� “I’m just joyful and grateful that my son is home, and thank President Jimmy Carter for making sure that he was home safely,� Gomes’ mother, Jacqueline McCarthy, said as she left her home for the airport. “I thank God, I thank God, for everything everyone has done for us.�

The family also thanked the North Korean government “for caring for Aijalon during his darkest days, then agreeing to release him on humanitarian grounds.� The statement requested privacy so Gomes could recover from the ordeal, saying that although he was returning home, “the journey towards healing really just begins today.� The family passed by media microphones at the airport without commenting. In Washington, the State Department welcomed the news of Gomes’ release, saying officials are “relieved that he will soon be safely reunited with his family,� spokesman P.J. Crowley said. It was unclear what led Gomes to enter the

repressive nation. He may have been emulating fellow Christian Robert Park, who was detained after he crossed into North Korea in December to highlight its human rights record, said Jo Sung-rae, a South Korean human rights advocate who met with Gomes. Park was expelled some 40 days later after issuing an apology carried by North Korean state media. Gomes attended rallies in Seoul in January calling for Park’s release and was arrested in North Korea just two weeks later. Gomes grew up the inner-city Boston neighborhood of Mattapan, then headed to college at Bowdoin in Maine before going to South Korea to teach several years after graduating.

Recession may have pushed U.S. birth rate to new low (AP) — The U.S. birth rate has dropped for the second year in a row, and experts think the wrenching recession led many people to put off having children. The 2009 birth rate also set a record: lowest in a century. Births fell 2.6 percent last year even as the population grew, numbers released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics show. “It’s a good-sized decline for one year. Every month is showing a decline from the year before,� said Stephanie Ventura, the demographer who oversaw the report. The birth rate, which takes into account changes in the population, fell to 13.5 births for every 1,000 people last year. That’s down from 14.3 in 2007 and way down from 30 in 1909, when it was common for people to have big families. “It doesn’t matter how you look at it — fertility has declined,� Ventura said. The situation is a striking turnabout from 2007, when more babies were born in the United States than any other year in the nation’s history. The recession began that fall, dragging stocks, jobs and births down.

Authorities search Arizona desert for deputy’s killer PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities searched a remote desert area in northern Arizona on Friday for a man suspected of shooting and killing a Utah sheriff’s deputy with a highpowered rifle. Scott Curley, 23, fled into the wilderness covered with rock formations and caves after Kane County Deputy Brian Harris was shot near Fredonia, a small town just south of the

Utah border, authorities said. Curley was familiar with the area and may have stashed food and supplies in caves and cliffs described as “spider holes,� his friends told investigators. “I think he had malice in his heart, but I didn’t think it would go this far,� said Richard Pulliam, a neighbor of Curley in Fredonia. Harris, 41, was chasing a burglary suspect on foot Thursday when the shooting occurred. Coconino County issued a temporary felony warrant for first-degree murder for Curley. The manhunt lasted throughout the night and into Friday, with dozens of law officers, some in helicopters or leading tracking dogs, searching the remote desert.

Body of Las Vegas woman found in clutter at home LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fourmonth search for a missing Las Vegas woman came to a ghastly end this week when her husband found her corpse in their home amid a labyrinth of squalor that had been impassable even to search dogs. Bill James apparently had no idea that the body of his pack-rat wife, Billie Jean, was under the same roof as he helped police scour the home and the Nevada desert for any sign of her. Then he spotted the feet of the body poking out of a floorto-ceiling pile of junk Wednesday, revealing in shocking detail the woman’s penchant for hoarding. Police say they searched the home several times — even using dogs from a unit that helped locate bodies at ground zero after Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina. But they were unable to find the body of amid the piles of clothes, knickknacks, trash and other junk.

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54 13 Cavs struggle to stop Bulls on the road Running game too much as E.E. Smith racks up 418 yards on the ground By JONATHAN OWENS owens@sanfordherald.com

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Lee County High School quarterback Carson Wilson (left) breaks free for yards as Bootsie Dawkins (right) for Richmond County chases for the tackle on Friday evening at Lee County High School.

Scoring spree halts Jackets’ upset bid By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Three costly touchdowns in three minutes cost the Lee County Yellow Jackets a shot at upsetting the No. 2 ranked 4-A team in the state in Richmond County. Despite a valiant lastminute comeback attempt by the Yellow Jackets, the Raiders improved to 2-0 in 2010 with a 38-21 win over the Yellow Jackets on Friday

KEY TO The GAME The Yellow Jackets (1-1) lead 14-8 with 5:47 remaining in the second quarter before Richmond County scored 21 points in a threeminute span to take a 3814 lead early in the fourth quarter

night at Paul Gay Stadium. The Yellow Jackets (1-1) lead 14-8 with 5:47 remaining in the second quarter before Richmond County scored 21 points in a three-

minute span to take a 38-14 lead early in the fourth quarter. “When you play a team like Richmond County, you can’t afford to make mistakes,” said Lee County head coach Burton Cates. “You’ve got to win the kicking game and you can’t afford to make key mistakes. We gave up a lot of yardage in the kicking game and we made too many mistakes. That’s the No. 2 team in the state. You can’t win if you do

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WOODS STRUGGLES DURING SECOND ROUND AT BARCLAYS

School officials express disappointment at UNC’s worst scandal

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods was poised to take control at the Barclays. Instead, he went the other way. Woods missed a 20-inch putt for one of his four bogeys over the final eight holes Friday at Ridgewood Country Club, giving him a 2-over 73. He’s still among the contenders in the first FedEx Cup playoff event, although he’ll have plenty of ground to make up. Kevin Streelman shot a 63 and was the clubhouse leader at 7-under 135. Woods at least will keep his No. 1 ranking for another week. Phil Mickelson missed the cut, then left The Barclays without speaking to reporters.

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CHAPEL HILL — Things hardly were back to normal on the North Carolina campus Friday, a day after Chancellor Holden Thorp announced that the football program is being investigated for academic misconduct. Perhaps the worst NCAA scandal in UNC history centers around a tutor and mentor who formerly was employed by Coach Butch Davis as an academic coach for his son. UNC will proceed with plans to host “Meet the Heels” today, and a team spokesman said Davis and Davis all current players are expected to attend the event at Kenan Stadium. Radio announcer Woody Durham will introduce the team at 6 p.m., and the autograph session will start at 6:15 p.m. And even though the Tar Heels will participate in their public event, disappointment was the main reaction from officials connected to the school a day

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that.” The Raiders scoring stretch all started when Richmond County quarterback LaRon Ellerbe found L.J. Stroman for a 19-yard touchdown completion. The point after was successful and the Raiders built a 15-14 lead with 1:37 remaining in the first half. Lee County quarterback Carson Wilson fumbled the ball on the ensuing posses-

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FAYETTEVILLE — Southern Lee quarterback Ashton Gaines and his corps of talented receivers put up some big numbers on the road against E.E. Smith Friday night. Problem is, Smith’s running back Derrick Carver negated that almost on his own, turning in a KEY TO THE GAME gaudy 170 The Cavaliers yards and a gave up 418 yards touchdown on rushing, including just 12 carries Derrick Carver’s 170 and tacking on yard, one touchdown a 67-yard kickperformance. Carver off return for also returned a kickgood measure off for a touchdown. as the Golden Bulls cruised to a 54-13 victory over the Cavaliers. Gaines finished the game with 178 yards through the air on an 18-for32 passing performance. Quentin Ingram caught seven passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, Ace Chalmers caught four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown and Robert Richard caught six for 52 yards. The Cavs could manage just 10 yards on the ground all night. E.E. Smith finished the game with 418 rushing. In addition to Carver’s night, Musani Mixon added 133 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown. Jaronte Williams was 7-for-10 passing for 80 yards and two touchdowns. The Cavaliers were down 27-0 in the second quarter and 34-6 at halftime.

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Northwood charges back to claim win over Eagles By JONATHAN OWENS owens@sanfordherald.com

PITTSBORO — Western Harnett scored all of its points in a hurry and put a big number of the board alongside Northwood’s goose egg early in the second half Friday night. The Eagles’ Ian Bohn completed a late first-half touchdown pass to Caleb Chalmers, and Chalmers opened the second half with an 84yard kickoff return to put his team ahead 13-0. For a second, it looked to Northwood head coach Bill Hall that his team was on its way to the unthinkable — an 0-2 start to the season. It was a short second though. On the ensuing kickoff, Tra Chandler unleashed an 85-yard

KEY TO THE GAME After Western’s Caleb Chalmers returned the opening kickoff of the second half 84 yard to put his team ahead 13-0, Northwood’s Tra Chalmers turned in an 85-yard return of his own as the Chargers rattled off 23 unanswered points.

kickoff run of his own, and the Chargers rattled off 23 unanswered points to notch its first win of the season, 23-13. That flurry of scoring from the Eagles was about all the offense the team showed on the night. Northwood’s defense held Western Harnett to minus-14 yards rush-

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Saturday, Aug. 28 n Volleyball Lee Christian at Burlington Christian Academy, 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 30 n Soccer Lee County at Apex, 6:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Orange County, 7 p.m. n Tennis Lee County at Green Hope, 3:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Western Harnett, 3:30 p.m. n Volleyball Grace Christian at Chatham Central, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 31 n Volleyball Athens Drive at Lee County, 4 p.m. Lee Christian at Faith Christian, 4 p.m. n Soccer Lee Christian at Faith Christian, 4 p.m. Chatham Central at Grace Christian, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 1 n Volleyball Pinecrest at Lee County, 5:30 p.m. n Soccer Holly Springs at Lee County, 6:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Scotland County, 7 p.m. n Tennis Athens Drive at Lee County, 3:30 p.m. Gray’s Creek at Southern Lee, 3:30 p.m. n Cross Country Lee County at Green Hope, 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 2 n Girls Golf Lee County at Fuquay-Varina (Bent Winds), 3:30 p.m. n Volleyball Lee County at Middle Creek, 5:30 p.m. Westover at Southern Lee, 5:30 p.m. n Women’s Tennis Lee County at Middle Creek, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 3 n Football (all games start at 7:30 p.m.) Lee County at Southern Lee Harnett Central at Western Harnett Union Pines at Chatham Central Jordan-Matthews at Northwood Overhills at Pinecrest n Volleyball Alamance Christian at Lee Christian, 3:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Faith Christian, 3:30 p.m. n Soccer Alamance Christian at Lee Christian, 3:30 p.m. Grace Christian at Faith Christian, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 4 n Football The Sanford Sting Pop Warner football association will celebrate Josh Britt Day at Saturday’s games at Lee County High School.

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State still sorting out football depth chart By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

RALEIGH — With roughly a week before the season opener, North Carolina State still hasn’t settled its depth chart. Coach Tom O’Brien isn’t too concerned about that yet, saying Friday that he and his staff will make their final evaluations over the weekend and piece together the two-deep that he expects to release Monday. “We’re not finished working through some of the issues that we had as far as positional things right now,” O’Brien said. Chief among those issues on offense is at running back and along the offensive line. For the first time since he came to N.C. State in 2007, O’Brien doesn’t have a tailback on the roster who has ever started a college game. That will change for someone on Sept. 4 when the Wolfpack open against Western Carolina. Junior Curtis Underwood, who rushed for 200 total yards in 18 games from 2007-08 but redshirted last season, and sophomore James Washington, who had 21 carries in three games last year before injuring his knee, were the top candidates at the end of spring practice. Still, nothing’s decided yet.

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Sturdivant wins fifth-straight tourney SPRING LAKE — Sanford’s Craig Sturdivant ran his winning streak on the Pinehurst Senior Amateur Tour to five consecutive tournaments with a victory in the final major of the year at Anderson Creek Golf Club this week. Playing close to home, Sturdivant shot a 74 to nip Cary’s Tony Griffin by a single stroke. Sanford resident Alan Dirk finished tied for third with a 76. The event featured 110 golfers in four flights. Laurinburg’s Jim McMillan grabbed his second win of the year in the A Flight, one better than runnerup Mike Allison of Durham.

CROSS COUNTRY Lee Christian girls win first meet

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North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass during NCAA football practice in Raleigh. “I don’t know, if I asked (offensive coordinator Dana Bible) today who the starting tailback would be, if he’d be able to tell me,” O’Brien said. “It’s probably a situation similar to the offensive line, where it may not be resolved for a couple weeks until you get into some game action and see how these kids play and see how they react.” O’Brien called the line “a problem situation” with tackle Jake Vermiglio and guard R.J. Mattes the only two returning starters. O’Brien declined to

say what his plans are for highly-touted lineman Robert Crisp, a Raleigh native who was considered the jewel of his recruiting class back in February, before he can talk to the freshman. “Certainly, the offensive line is a major concern for us,” O’Brien said. “Generaly, how your offensive line goes, that’s how your offense is going to go.” O’Brien said a handful of freshmen likely would appear across the depth chart, but did not identify any of them. Of course, the trick isn’t just to redshirt some of those new players — but to keep them redshirted. That’ll be easier to accomplish if his program can shake the injury problem that has plagued it for the past few years. His starters combined to miss a total 180 mangames from 2007-09. Many of those were to critical players, from tight end Anthony Hill and running back Toney Baker in 2007 to Baker and receiver Donald Bowens in 2008 to linebacker Nate Irving last year. “Obviously, the key is to keep our best guys healthy and play with our best guys,” O’Brien said. “We’re due for a little bit of luck in that department. But there’s also guys that have three and four years of experience in the system, and that’s certainly worth its weight in gold.”

SANFORD — The Lee Christian girls’ cross country team won their first meet of the season with a victory over Berean Christian Academy on Thursday afternoon at Kiwanis Park. Lee Christain won with a score of 14 points while Berean scored 26. The Falcons were led by Julia Gomez, who crossed the finish line in 27:42. Makaila Gillum finished wih a time of 29:08, Stephanie Thomas had a time of 32:38 and Katherine Miller finished with a time of 32:40. Katie Makepeace and Lauren Lane finished with times of 32:55 and 33:13 respectively. The boys’ team fell to Berean Christian 26-14 with Daniel Pickard crossing the finish line first overall in a time of 22:41. Braxton Diekhoff finished in 25:03, Adam Hopper at 28:54 and Cameron Dodds with a time of 33:12.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Irving named to Lombardi watch list HOUSTON — N.C. State senior linebacker Nate Irving has been named to the preseason ‘watch’ list for the Rotary Lombardi Award. Irving, who missed the entire 2009 season after suffering multiple injuries in a car accident, will start at middle linebacker for the Wolfpack in 2010. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. The candidates earned a place on the official watch list by earning All-American honors, by being named to their respective all-conference first teams as selected by the conference’s head coaches or by nomination sent to and reviewed by the nominations committee.

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after the investigation into the possible academic fraud was announced. That investigation was sparked by revelations during an ongoing NCAA probe into the possibility that players received illegal benefits or had improper contact with agents. “I am very saddened by it, but we don’t know the details,” UNC Board of Trustees chair Bob Winston said. “We’ll react once we get all the information, but I am just tremendously saddened by all of it.” Winston said the NCAA requested that the Board of Trustees not be fully apprised of all the details of the investigation, but he did say he has full confidence in the ability of Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour to handle the situation. He said there is no timeline of when the investigation will conclude and would not speculate on the security of Davis’ job. Davis’ contract states that he could be terminated for “a violation by football program staff members [other than assistant coaches] or by student-athletes under coach’s supervision, of which coach had reason to know or which coach condoned, of a major NCAA regulation or bylaw, or of a major ACC regulation or bylaw, or of a policy of or applicable to the university.” “I don’t know the details, and until I know the details it would be hard for me to say anything about what I might or might not think about,” Winston said. “I’ll leave the hypothetical to the [Internet] chatrooms.” Jack Evans, a former faculty athletics representative to the NCAA and ACC who is a member of UNC’s investigation team looking into the academic side of the probe, said he also was disappointed to learn the news of the possible infractions. He said they have started interviewing players, but there is more work to be done and declined to comment if they have spoken with the tutor yet. “I have dealt with internal investigations of things that we thought might be violations,” Evans said. “This is the first thing of this specific nature.” The tutor in question also was a mentor. In addition to tutoring, mentors assists studentathletes by teaching time-management skills and individual academic skills development. The Academic Support Program for StudentAthletes, which is based in the College of Arts and

The Sanford Herald / Saturday, August 28, 2010 / 3B Sciences, employs 25 tutors and 25 to 30 mentors each semester. Tutors include undergraduates, graduate students, current and former local teachers from elementary, middle and high schools, local residents with appropriate expertise and retired faculty and teachers. Tutors and mentors receive four hours of training, including instruction about NCAA compliance. At the beginning of each semester, both must sign a document agreeing to follow academic honesty policies. At the end of the semester, they also sign a document affirming they neither committed nor witnessed any academic fraud or violations. “The honor code is something we have to live by,” said McKay Coble, chair of the faculty and the chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts. “This is a huge university, and we’ve got to rely on the honor of our students. “If there’s been a breach, we will get to the bottom of it and make that this doesn’t happen again. We have to be vigilant. The honor code is not just tradition at Carolina, it’s a living, breathing thing and something that we take very seriously.” Some of the academic offenses listed on the UNC honor system website include plagiarism, falsification, fabrication or misrepresentation, unauthorized assistance or unauthorized collaboration, cheating and violating procedures pertaining to the academic process. According to the website, the typical sanction for the first academic violation is a “definite suspension for at least one academic semester and a grade penalty of an ‘F’ for the course, a portion of the course, or the assignment.” Steven Reznick, the chair of the Faculty Athletic Committee, said he was shocked by the possible academic infractions. Reznick, who also is an associate dean of undergraduate education, said the committee interviews athletes in their senior year for feedback about academics. “We ask explicit questions about cheating and students working with tutors,” Reznick said. “And no, this is not an issue that has come up. And hence that contributes to the shock, because this is just not how we do it.” Reznick said he’s worked with Davis for a couple of years and believes the coach knows and understands the rules. “The Butch Davis that I know, that I’ve had interaction with is not the person [who would be knowingly involved in this],” Reznick said.

BASEBALL

Strasburg vows strong return from Tommy John operation WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg had to get through a few hours of anger, confusion and certainly a few more volatile emotions before he was ready to accept the sobering news expressed in three disheartening words. Tommy John surgery. The Washington Nationals rookie sensation is done for the season — and maybe next season as well — after the team announced Friday that he has a torn ligament in his right elbow. He will travel Saturday to the West Coast for a second opinion, but the 22-year-old right-hander has accepted the fact that he will need the ligament replacement operation that requires 12 to 18 months of rehabilitation. “It’s a new challenge,” Strasburg said. “I want to be the best at everything, and right now I want to be the best at rehabbing and getting back out here.” It’s a blow to Strasburg, of course, and to a baseball world that has spent the summer gasping in awe at his 100 mph fastball, bending curves and wicked batter-freezing changeups, but the biggest punch to the gut is to a Nationals franchise that had made the young phenom the centerpiece in their plans to climb out of perpetual last-place irrelevancy. “There’s no words that I can put in place here that would indicate we could possibly replace Stephen,” manager Jim Riggleman

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sion and the ball was recovered by Richmond County at the Lee County 11-yard line. With 1:17 remaining, Ellerbe found Luke Bullard for an 11-yard touchdown pass to put the Raiders up 21-14. The extra point failed but the Raiders built a seven-point lead at the half. After a huge kickoff return that put the ball on the Lee County 13 yardline, Walter Ellerbe ran for four yards for the score to put the Raiders up 28-14 with 10:54 remaining in the third quarter. The Raiders forced a three-and-out on the

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ing and 29 yards of total offense. Conversely, the Chargers came alive in the second half and finished the game with

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg talks to the media about his injury during a press conference before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Fridayin Washington. said. “But we have to do it a different way, different names, different staff members who will go out there and fulfill the rotation until Stephen comes back.” Strasburg grimaced, grabbed and shook his wrist after throwing a 1-1 changeup to Domonic Brown in Philadelphia on Saturday. It turned out to be his last pitch of the year. The Nationals initially called the injury a strained flexor tendon in the forearm, but an MRI taken Sunday raised enough questions for the Nationals to order a more extensive MRI in which dye was injected into the prized right arm.

Strasburg had the exam on Thursday and was informed of the diagnosis later that night, but the Nationals chose not to announce the news until because it would have upstaged the introductory news conference for 2010 No. 1 draft pick Bryce Harper. Strasburg could hardly believe the bad news, especially because his arm has felt fine all week, certainly good enough to keep pitching. “I didn’t take a matter of minutes” to sink in, he said. “I took definitely a few hours. I’ve got great support all around me, and they reminded me of everything I should be

thankful for, and they put everything in perspective for me. Bottom line, this is a game. I’m very blessed to play this game for a living. It’s a minor setback, but in the grand scheme of things it’s just a blip on the radar screen.” Strasburg is an intense, competitive man. He wants the ball. He was disappointed when he had to start the season in the minors and wasn’t exactly thrilled with the restrictions the Nationals have placed on him. Now he faces something he’s never experienced in his baseball life: surgery on his arm, and the realistic prospect of not pitching again until 2012.

next Lee County possession and got the ball on their own 33 yardline. Richmond County marched 67 yards down field that was capped off by a Dakwa Nichols five yard touchdown run. With the extra point, Richmond County built a 35-14 lead with 3:46 remaining in the third quarter. On the next Richmond County possession, Chandler Connor booted a 37-yard field goal to put the Raiders up 38-14. “They’ve got a lot of weapons,” said Cates. “They had so many options to go to offensively. I’m proud of our effort but I’m not pleased with the mistakes. We’ve got to correct those.” The Raiders fumbled

the ball on the opening drive down on the Yellow Jacket five. Lee County’s Cedric Gray was tackled in the end zone for a safety to make it 2-0 Richmond. The Yellow Jackets scored their first touchdown with 1:52 remaining in the first period when Israel Williams ran in from a yard out to give the Yellow Jackets a 7-2 cushion. Ellerbe found John Rich from eight yards out to make it 8-7 in favor of Richmond County. The Yellow Jackets scored again to take the lead when Wilson found Dequan Swann for a 21yard touchdown completion with 5:47 remaining in the first half. “We played well in the first half and we wanted

to take it into the second half,” said Cates. “But we made some big mistakes that really cost us.” Wilson finished the game 13-of-22 for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Swann finished with six catches for 102 yards and two scores, his second coming late in the fourth quarter to make the deficit 38-21. “We moved the ball very well and I liked that,” said Cates. “We did a lot of great things that we’re going to take away from this. We just have to move on and get ready for next week.” The Yellow Jackets will travel to county rival Southern Lee for Brick City Bowl V in their final nonconference game of the season next week at Cavalier Stadium.

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MLB Standings

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AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore

78 78 73 66 45

Minnesota Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland

73 69 64 54 51

Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle

72 63 63 50

East Division 49 .614 — — 49 .614 — — 55 .570 5½ 5½ 61 .520 12 12 83 .352 33½ 33½ Central Division 55 .570 — — 58 .543 3½ 9 64 .500 9 14½ 73 .425 18½ 24 76 .402 21½ 27 West Division 55 .567 — — 63 .500 8½ 14½ 65 .492 9½ 15½ 77 .394 22 28

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L-1 42-22 L-1 39-24 L-1 40-26 L-1 34-28 L-1 27-38

36-27 39-25 33-29 32-33 18-45

5-5 4-6 6-4 6-4 3-7

W-140-22 W-137-25 W-143-25 W-129-33 W-127-35

33-33 32-33 21-39 25-40 24-41

5-5 6-4 3-7 4-6

L-1 42-24 L-1 38-27 W-134-29 W-129-32

30-31 25-36 29-36 21-45

Str Home L-3 44-17 L-4 40-25 W-231-31 L-2 37-24 W-132-30

Away 29-37 30-32 33-31 26-40 22-44

W-136-26 L-3 41-23 L-4 30-35 W-532-33 W-328-38 W-230-36

37-28 27-34 29-33 26-36 26-36 13-48

L-1 38-23 L-1 39-24 W-441-20 W-339-27 W-130-36

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Atlanta Philadelphia Florida New York Washington

W 73 70 64 63 54

Cincinnati St. Louis Milwaukee Houston Chicago Pittsburgh

73 68 59 58 54 43

San Diego San Francisco Colorado Los Angeles Arizona

76 71 66 66 50

East Division L Pct GB WCGBL10 54 .575 — — 5-5 57 .551 3 ½ 4-6 62 .508 8½ 6 7-3 64 .496 10 7½ 5-5 74 .422 19½ 17 3-7 Central Division 54 .575 — — 7-3 57 .544 4 1½ 3-7 68 .465 14 11½ 5-5 69 .457 15 12½ 7-3 74 .422 19½ 17 4-6 84 .339 30 27½ 4-6 West Division 50 .603 — — 7-3 57 .555 6 — 4-6 60 .524 10 4 6-4 62 .516 11 5 6-4 78 .391 27 21 3-7

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Saturday’s Games Detroit (Bonderman 7-9) at Toronto (Morrow 9-6), 1:07 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 7-8) at Seattle (Fister 4-9), 4:10 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 8-11) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 17-5) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 12-8), 7:05 p.m. Boston (C.Buchholz 15-5) at Tampa Bay (Garza 13-7), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Braden 8-9) at Texas (Harden 5-4), 8:05 p.m. Baltimore (Millwood 2-14) at L.A. Angels (Kazmir 8-11), 9:05 p.m.

Saturday’s Games Philadelphia (Blanton 5-6) at San Diego (Garland 13-8), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 2-5) at Washington (L.Hernandez 8-9), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 5-12) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 14-7), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 14-8) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 14-5), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 9-7) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 10-8), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 6-12) at Milwaukee (Capuano 2-2), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 10-7) at Colorado (J.Chacin 6-9), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 3-1) at San Francisco (Zito 8-9), 9:05 p.m.

NFL Preseason schedule Thursday St. Louis 36, New England 35 Green Bay 59, Indianapolis 24 Friday Atlanta at Miami, 7 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Diego at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Kansas City, 8 p.m. Saturday Cleveland at Detroit, 5 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 8 p.m. Tennessee at Carolina, 8 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Arizona at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 9 p.m. Sunday Pittsburgh at Denver, 8 p.m.

AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2009 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and final ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (54) 14-0 1,491 1 2. Ohio St. (3) 11-2 1,400 5 3. Boise St. (1) 14-0 1,336 4 4. Florida 13-1 1,237 3 5. Texas (1) 13-1 1,223 2 6. TCU 12-1 1,160 6 7. Oklahoma (1) 8-5 1,104 — 8. Nebraska 10-4 1,033 14 9. Iowa 11-2 1,007 7 10. Virginia Tech 10-3 973 10 11. Oregon 10-3 870 11 12. Wisconsin 10-3 822 16 13. Miami 9-4 785 19 14. Southern Cal 9-4 590 22 15. Pittsburgh 10-3 516 15 16. Georgia Tech 11-3 511 13 17. Arkansas 8-5 496 — 18. North Carolina 8-5 397 — 19. Penn St. 11-2 382 9 20. Florida St. 7-6 379 — 21. LSU 9-4 300 17 22. Auburn 8-5 296 — 23. Georgia 8-5 206 — 24. Oregon St. 8-5 198 — 25. West Virginia 9-4 184 25 Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 108, Stanford 81, Utah 80, South Carolina 71, Houston 66, Connecticut 32, Notre Dame 31, Missouri 27, BYU 19, Arizona 15, Clemson 15,

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Saturday, Aug. 28 SPEED — Formula One, qualifying for Grand Prix of Belgium, at Francorchamps, Belgium, 8 a.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for NAPA Auto Parts 200, at Montreal, 11:30 a.m. SPEED — Rolex Sports Car Series, at Montreal, 2 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for NAPA Auto Parts 200, at Montreal, 5 p.m.

BASKETBALL ESPN CLASSIC — FIBA, World Championship, preliminary round, Croatia vs. U.S., at Istanbul, noon

BOXING ESPN2 — Lightweights, Omri Lowther (14-1-0) vs. Hank Lundy (18-1-1), at Montreal, 9 p.m.

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The Sanford Herald / Saturday, August 28, 2010 / 5B

DEAR ABBY

BRIDGE HAND

Teen gets silent treatment from her dad’s new wife

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: You are on a rollercoaster ride that can lead to greatness or throw you off-guard. Every move you make will be crucial to the outcome. It is necessary to be in control at all times and to make decisions based on facts and figures to get you where you want to go. This cannot be a year of chance. Your numbers are 5, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, 45 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Problems with the way things are presented to you will arise in both your personal and professional dealings. You can advance but only if you cover all the material that is expected of you. Research and preparation will pay off. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Plan to have fun. Dwelling on what you didn’t get done will not help matters. You need to look forward, not back. You will learn something valuable from someone you encounter through a friend. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for alternative ways to entertain someone you love. Your spontaneity will capture attention and impress someone who can offer you favors. You’ll be emotional, so stay busy. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Refrain from reacting to something too quickly -- it may not be easily reversed. Not everyone will have your best interests at heart, especially when it pertains to love, children or an older family member. Don’t let anyone push you around. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen to what others are telling you and you can make a wise decision. Friends, neighbors and relatives will play an important role in your life. Include the people you love in your plans. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let someone from your past cost you. Try to collect or pay old

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debts so you can start with a clean slate. Don’t get angry over an emotional matter that cannot be altered. Walk away from any situation not likely to be good for you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have mixed emotions regarding a personal relationship. Try not to be too hard on the person you are dealing with, but don’t act as a doormat either. It’s important that you keep the peace until you decide what’s best for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a good idea you have and work it until it amounts to something. A change will do you good, so don’t hesitate to make a move or relocate for the weekend. An opportunity you come across will help you make a decision. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Count your blessings and work long and hard to complete what needs to be done. You have plenty to gain by putting in extra time. Your own small business will show some potential and that will encourage you to diversify what you have to offer. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Don’t push your luck when dealing with others. Travel will be riddled with delays, detours and frustration. It’s best to stay put. There is money heading your way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Spend time with an old friend. Looking back and sharing memories will remind you of ideas and goals you can still put into play. With a little streamlining and updating, you could turn something you once enjoyed doing into a lucrative endeavor. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s best to listen to the arguments being made to help you get a better view of what’s going on. You can avoid a terrible mistake when it comes to both personal and professional partnerships. Don’t lead someone on.

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl living with my grandmother. My mom died when I was 7 and my father is now remarried. He and my stepmom have two children together. My problem is my stepmother and I don’t get along. I try to be friendly, but she hardly speaks to me or my grandmother. I understand that some people are quiet by nature and I am one of them, but my grandmother and I agree that her behavior is rude — especially because we have done nothing to provoke it. I sometimes get the feeling my stepmother doesn’t want me to see my father. Every time he comes to visit at my grandmother’s she calls, and then he has to leave. My grandmother and I love their two children and they have come to recognize us. However, we don’t get to see them very often. I believe my stepmother may be the reason for this as well. What can we do to improve the situation? My grandmother has spoken to Dad, but things haven’t gotten any better. I’m afraid to say anything because I know things could be worse. What’s your advice? — SILENT TEEN IN NORTH CAROLINA DEAR SILENT TEEN: If your grandmother has already spoken to your dad, there is nothing you can do to improve the situation. The ball is in your father’s court. The problem isn’t you or anything you have or haven’t done.

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

Your father married a woman who appears to be possessive, insecure and unable to empathize with anyone she can’t control. You are a reminder that your father had a wife and a life before she came into it, and she views that as a threat. Your father could straighten her out — but it appears she holds the power in their relationship. It’s time you spoke to him about your feelings directly. Hearing it from you may have more impact than what your grandmother is able to convey. If that doesn’t work, you have my sympathy. o DEAR ABBY: My daughter, “Cassie,” who is 23, moved out to live with her fiance. My house is now truly empty. I have two sons who have been on their own for a while. Cassie was the last to fly the coop. I am so sad. I can’t bear to even go into her room. It is so quiet.

We didn’t exactly have the closest relationship. I tried, but she wanted her independence. It hurt, but isn’t that what a parent has to do with her kids? Now that Cassie’s gone, she won’t answer calls or messages — nothing. I saw her at her place of work the other day and she barely acknowledged me. She claims she is “happy now” and really doesn’t miss me. She says hurtful things and makes fun of me because I am so sappy and emotional. How do parents handle these situations? I don’t work because I’m not able to. I know I should go out and do volunteer work. I do go to the gym, but I’m much younger than the crowd there. I don’t have many close friends. What do empty-nester moms do? I know Cassie is insensitive, but talking it out with her won’t help. She is who she is. — HURTING IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR HURTING: OK, you say you don’t have many close friends and can’t work — but you are well enough that you can go to a gym and volunteer. Now it’s time for YOU to “fly the coop.” The way your daughter is treating you is beyond insensitive — it’s cruel. Instead of being afraid to go into her room you should paint it, redecorate it and rent it. Get out, volunteer, take dancing lessons, join whatever social groups there are in a 50-mile radius. The less time you spend at home the less time you will have to grieve.

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Police: Sneezing fit caused NY woman to crash car

Baby tiger found stuffed in bag at Thai airport

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Police in New York say a woman had a sneezing fit that caused her to drive off a road, crash into several trees and plow through a fence. Authorities said 62-year-old Mary Jane Amelio was driving Thursday morning in New Hartford, near Utica, when she began to sneeze. New Hartford police said her car left the road, hit several small trees and crashed through a fence before coming to a stop. Amelio was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in fair condition after suffering injuries to her head, neck, back and leg. Police said she was ticketed for failure to keep right.

BANGKOK (AP) -- Authorities at Bangkok’s international airport found a baby tiger cub that had been drugged and hidden alongside a stuffed toy tiger in the suitcase of a woman flying from Thailand to Iran, an official and a wildlife protection group said Friday. The woman, a Thai national, had checked in for her flight and her overweight bag was sent for an X-ray which showed what appeared to be a live animal inside, according to TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring group. The woman was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport before boarding her Sunday flight. The cub, estimated to be about 3 months old, was sent to a wildlife conservation center in Bangkok. “The cub arrived at our unit Monday,” said Chaiyaporn Chareesaeng, head of the Wildlife Health Unit at the Department of National Parks’ Wildlife and Plant Conservation Center, where the animal was put under close supervision. “He appeared exhausted, dehydrated and couldn’t walk, so we had to give him oxygen, water and lactation,” said Chaiyaporn. “We have monitored him closely. As of today, he looks better and can walk a little now.” A DNA test was expected to provide details about its origin, said Chaiyaporn. “I was a bit shocked because an animal isn’t supposed to be treated like this,” said Nirath Nipanant, chief of the airport’s wildlife checkpoint. “Had the animal passed the oversize baggage check and gone through four to five hours of travel, its chances of survival would have been slim.” The woman, identified as Piyawan Palasarn, 31, faces up to four years in prison and a 40,000 baht ($1,300) fine for two wildlife smuggling-related charges, police said.

Cops nab man after finding cocaine in bologna HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts man has been arrested after a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a hollowed out chunk of bologna was delivered to his home. Holyoke police said they were tipped off by postal inspectors in Puerto Rico who had been investigating similar shipments. A dog confirmed the presence of drugs and the bologna was cut open. The meat was then repackaged and an undercover postal inspector delivered it to a Holyoke address at about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday where a woman sitting on the front steps signed for it. Police then executed a search warrant and arrested 30-year-old Juan Rodriguez on a cocaine trafficking charge. He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer. Police said the cocaine had a street value of $100,000. The investigation is ongoing.

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God frees us from Satan’s grip

Q: Why didn’t God destroy the devil before he had a chance to do anything evil? And where did the devil come from anyway? Did God create him, or has he always existed? - F.N. A: No, the devil hasn’t always existed; he had a beginning, and some day his work will come to an end. Only God is eternal. Where did the devil come from? The Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about the devil - but it does indicate that before the worlds began God created a host of mighty angels who were to serve Him. Satan was one of them - but pride and greed consumed him, and he led a rebellion against God, hoping to overthrow God and take His place as ruler of the universe. The prophet Isaiah recalls this event: “You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven.... I will make myself like the Most High’” (Isaiah 14:13-14). His rebellion failed - but Satan continues to oppose God and lead people astray. And he will continue to do so until the end of time, when he will be bound forever and ever (see Revelation 20:10). Don’t be deceived by his temptations, no matter how attractive they seem! Never doubt that the devil is real, or that he is powerful. But he also is a defeated foe, because by His death and resurrection Jesus Christ overcame the powers of sin and death and hell. Make sure of your commitment to Christ, for when we give our lives to Him, God frees us from Satan’s grip and makes us part of His family forever.


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