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SPOTLIGHT: JERRY PEDLEY

Jobless rate goes down a full point Unexpected drop welcome as area continues recovery By BILLY BALL bball@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Recession-battered Lee County got some good news in the form of declining unemployment numbers. Lee County, which has hovered with double-digit unemployment for some time, saw its jobless rate plunge nearly a full percentage point from June to July, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said. This news comes well before construction manufacturing giant Caterpillar is expected to begin adding 325 new jobs at its Sanford facility. State numbers pegged Lee unemployment at 11.6 percent in July, down from 12.5 percent in June. “That was a drop that we didn’t expect to be quite that big,” said Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce President Bob

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Jerry Pedley stands in his office at Mertek Solutions. Pedley, the chairman of the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce, was back to work in just a few weeks after suffering serious injuries in a fall from a roof earlier this month.

ROAD TO RECOVERY He doesn’t remember anything about the fall that put him in ICU, but Jerry Pedley will never forget the outpouring of support that followed By ALEXA MILAN amilan@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Jerry Pedley has always felt blessed to live in Sanford, but the outpouring of community support following his fall from a church rooftop in early August reminded him just how much he loves Lee County. “The chamber, the city, the county — everyone was just so kind,” Pedley said. “The community is so wonderful. There were so many calls and cards.” The local business leader and Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce chairman was

checking on an air conditioning unit that was in need of repair at New Hope Baptist Church when he fell and suffered numerous injuries, some life-threatening. Pedley said he doesn’t know if he fainted from the heat or hit his head and then passed out, but the minister’s mother found him and sought emergency assistance. Everything from just before the fall through his stay at UNC Hospitals is a blur. Pedley said he doesn’t remember being in any pain, and his first post-accident recollection is going home from the hospital. “I feel pretty good again,”

Pedley said. “Some things I wish I could remember, but I don’t know if that’s from getting hit on the head or just being old.” Pedley suffered a broken shoulder blade and head trauma, including swelling and bleeding in his brain, but he experienced a quicker than expected recovery. Just a few short weeks after the accident, he was already back to work as president of Mertek Solutions, a company that designs and builds assembly machines for everything from chain saw parts to makeup compacts.

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Everyone’s kindness and thoughts and prayers that went out to him helped him a lot, not just while he was in the hospital but after he got home too ... It made a big difference to know that people cared.”

— DONNA PEDLEY — Wife of Jerry Pedley

HURRICANE EARL U.S. GRAPPLES WITH BEDBUG PROBLEM

State, area readies for ‘major’ hurricane

A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides

Category 3 storm expected to hit coast by Thursday

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OUR STATE DEATH PENALTY’S FOES CITING SBI’S AUDIT Criminal prosecutions are so tainted by racial bias and scientific fraud that the state should consider eliminating the death penalty, innocence advocates said Monday as they filed a brief supporting a death row prisoner’s claim of bias Full Story, Page 7A

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Vol. 80, No. 203 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

By JENNIFER GENTILE jgentile@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — With Hurricane Earl threatening the Atlantic Coast, the Lee County Office of Emergency Management is encouraging local residents to stay vigilant. “One general rule is they need to be prepared,” said Roger Millikin, a tech support specialist with Lee County Emergency Services. The storm, which has been upgraded to a category 3, is expected to hit the East Coast by Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. As of late Monday morning, the storm was approximately

HAPPENING TODAY The Lee County Community Orchestra will have its second rehearsal of the 2010-2011 concert season. There is still time for new players to join the group. Music director Tara Villa invites those interested to come to the music practice hall at Lee County High School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 776-4628. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

1,400 nautical miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. Earl will remain a major hurricane over the next several days and may strengthen

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A boy takes cover from a wave caused by the approaching of the Hurricane Earl in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Monday. Earl battered some islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and roofripping winds Monday, rapidly intensifying into a major storm.

High: 97 Low: 66

INDEX

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OBITUARIES

SCOTT MOONEYHAM

Sanford: Lisa Davis; Delores Hatch, 64; Tommy Mann; Wilma Womack, 92 Bunnlevel: Kathy Harrelson, 57 Pittsboro: Bobby Williams, 53

More than likely, Perdue’s “flight gate” will fade from public’s memory ... until 2012

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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY ■ The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet jointly with members of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation, the Sanford City Council and Broadway Town Commissioners at 6:30 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education & Agriculture Center located at 2420 Tramway Road, Sanford.

WEDNESDAY ■ The City of Sanford City Council’s Law and Finance meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the Sanford Municipal Center. ■ The Moore County Voluntary Ag. Advisory will meet at 1 p.m. at the Soil & Water Conference Room, Ag Center, Carthage.

THURSDAY ■ 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 Barry Gaines, Doris Lee, Sebastian Palmer, Etta Perry, Charles Beamer, Tatyana Lyne Lavon Ridges, William Claude Parker, Wilson Dean Ramsperger, Amanda Lauren Michael, Colon L. Kelly, Ritchie McDonald, Georgia V. Brown, Martha Causey, Franklin Thomas, James Coble, Betty Martin, Earl Norris, Rebecca Angel Gaines, Traacy Masson Gaines, Laymond Brown, Michelle Brown, Jennifer Holder, Fran Edmonds, Peyton Horner, Zelma Smith, Tina Lynette Blue, Rodney Brent Nordan, Tishawn Allen and Daymon Russell II. CELEBRITIES: Comedian Lewis Black is 62. Actor Michael Chiklis is 47. Actress Cameron Diaz is 38. TV personality Lisa Ling is 37. Tennis player Andy Roddick is 28. Actor Cameron Finley is 23.

Almanac Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2010. There are 123 days left in the year. This day in history: On Aug. 30, 1997, Americans received word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul. (Because of the time difference, it was Aug. 31 where the crash occurred.) In 1797, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, creator of “Frankenstein,” was born in London. In 1861, Union Gen. John C. Fremont instituted martial law in Missouri and declared slaves there to be free. (However, Fremont’s order was countermanded days later by President Abraham Lincoln). In 1862, Union forces were defeated by the Confederates at the Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Va. In 1905, Ty Cobb made his major-league debut as a player for the Detroit Tigers, hitting a double in his first at-bat in a game against the New York Highlanders. (The Tigers won, 5-3.) In 1963, the “Hot Line” communications link between Washington and Moscow went into operation. In 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1983, Guion S. Bluford, Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasted off aboard the Challenger. In 1991, Azerbaijan declared its independence, joining the stampede of republics seeking to secede from the Soviet Union.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY ■ The Lee County Community Orchestra will have its second rehearsal of the 20102011 concert season. There is still time for new players to join the group. Music director Tara Villa invites those interested to come to the music practice hall at Lee County High School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 776-4628. ■ 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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■ 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. ■ Sanford Jobseekers will meet at First Baptist Church from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. This week’s program focus: Cindy Casler will speak on Workforce Development and how it can assist in finding jobs. All who are looking for employment are welcome. ■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. 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.

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 is located at the Moore County Fairgrounds, located at 3699 N.C. 15-501 in Carthage. For more information, call (910) 947-2774.

FRIDAY ■ The Kiwanis Club’s Annual Pancake Supper will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Lee High School cafeteria, before the Southern Lee vs. Lee County football game. Tickets are $5, with children under 5 years old free. Tickets will be available at the door. ■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. 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.

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SATURDAY ■ The Moore County Agricultural Fair will be held in Carthage. 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.

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

SEPT. 8 ■ Area residents are invited to comment on proposed changes to state hunting, fishing and trapping regulations at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s District 5 annual public hearing. The hearing will be held at 7 p.m. in Building 2 at Central Carolina Community College’s Chatham County Campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro. ■ Chatham County invites residents to a community meeting at 7 p.m. at the Moncure Fire Station to learn more about a plan proposed by a partnership of four towns in western Wake County to construct a regional wastewater treatment facility. The plan involves a discharge line that would cut through a section of southeastern Chatham County. ■ The Lee County Library staff will present a 20-minute program of stories, rhymes and activities geared toward children ages birth to 2 years beginning at 10 a.m. There is no charge for the programs and it is not necessary to register in advance. For more information, call Mrs.

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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. ■ The Lee County Library will present a program geared twoard children ages 3 to 5 beginning at 11 a.m. Activities include stories, finger plays, action rhymes and songs, puppet shows, crafts and parachute play. There is no charge for the programs and it is not necessary to register in advance. For more information, call Mrs. DeLisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x. 5484.

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. ■ The Sandhills Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has partnered with the Sister Soldier Project and will be hosting a packing party at First Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford.

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Library offers story times for young children SANFORD —The Lee County Library will offer story times for young children two times each week beginning Sept. 8. Each Wednesday at 10 a.m., library staff present a 20-minute program of stories, rhymes, and activities geared toward children ages birth to 2 years. On Thursdays at 11 a.m., programs are geared toward children ages 3 to 5 and last 30 to 45 minutes. Activities for these programs may include stories, finger plays, action rhymes and songs, puppet shows, crafts, and parachute play. The Thursday morning programs will begin Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. There is no charge for the programs and it is not necessary to register in advance. Story time programs are offered weekly from September through April. Due to space limitations, large daycare groups should call the library to make separate arrangements for story times. For more information, call Mrs. DeLisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x. 5484.

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Southern humorist to speak in Southern Pines Oct. 3

SOUTHERN PINES —Renowned Southern writer and humorist Bill Thompson’s many fans will get to hear him speak Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Southern Pines, 200 E. New York Ave. His appearance is sponsored by the Moore County Historical Association. Admission is free. For over 40 years, Bill has traveled throughout North Carolina and the South as a speaker for hundreds of organizations. He has been a master of ceremonies and entertainer for hundreds of events celebrating the things that make communities special from the Hollerin’ Contest in Spivey’s Corner to the Wooly Worm Festival in Banner Elk, and similar events in Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina. Bill’s column “Front Porch Stories� has been a regular feature in Our State for almost a decade. He has written three books, “Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken and Lazy Dogs: A Reflection of North Carolina Life,� “Pearl’s Pork Palace and Other Stories

from Flynn’s Crossing, NC,� and his newest, “Backyards, Bow Ties and Beauty Queens.� Humor, yes. But sometimes, he revisits a nostalgic time and place many of us barely remember or haven’t had the opportunity to experience. He not only entertains but prompts his audiences to appreciate the distinctive traditions and heritage that make North Carolina and the South a unique aspect of American life. For information, call (910) 692-2051.

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Ttraffic stop leads to drug charges CARTHAGE (MCT) — A Siler City man who was wanted for stealing trailer trucks now faces drug violations after his vehicle was stopped Friday on Lobelia Road in Vass. Deputies stopped the car driven by Andy Brian Moody, 32, and found methamphetamine, marijuana, $4,000 cash and drug paraphernalia inside, according a release from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were looking for Moody, who was accused of stealing two trucks from the West End area this month, authorities said. One of the trucks was taken Thursday from C&M Carriers Inc. on Doubs Chapel Road. During the theft, someone hit a fuel tank, causing about 550 gallons of diesel fuel to spill, the release said. The second trailer was taken from tobacco field near the owner’s home. Investigators found both trailers at salvage yard in Biscoe, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and a total of 12 stolen vehicles were recovered at the business. Moody is charged with two counts each of larceny and possession of stolen property, and one count of misdemeanor injury to property, the Sheriff’s Office said. He and passenger in his car, Tara Michelle Barth, 27, also of Siler City, are charged with one count each of possessing methamphetamine and marijuana with intent to sell and deliver, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, maintaining a drug vehicle and misdemeanor drug possession. Bail was set at $125,000 for Moody and $31,000 for Barth, the release said. — Fayetteville Observer

North Carolina coast keeps a wary eye east toward hurricane By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — Town officials, emergency planners and hardware stores along North Carolina’s coast planned Monday for Hurricane Earl in hopes that the storm will deliver no more than a glancing blow as it travels north. Most of the preparations are in the preliminary stages: generators are being tested, gas tanks are being topped off and weather forecasts are being pored over for any indication that Earl, which reached Category 4 strength on Monday, will come any closer than several hundred miles off the state’s coast. “Nothing we’ve seen yet is showing it will make landfall, so we’re preparing for rain and heavy surf right now,� said Chris Layton, town manager of Duck. The Outer Banks, the fragile chain of barrier islands where Duck is located, is expected to get the brunt of any weather and ocean conditions churned up by Earl, ranging from rip currents to heavy rain. In Duck and Nags Head, town officials were

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to a category 4 on Tuesday, the NWS advised. A potential northwestward turn could bring the storm closer to the midAtlantic over the next 24 to 36 hours. Millikin said Earl’s effects should not be severe in Sanford. Based on storm intensity data available Monday, there is a 10 to 20 percent chance of tropical storm force-winds as far inland as Fayetteville and the Triangle. Hurricane-force winds are possible along the Outer Banks and Sounds, according to the NWS. Depending on the storm track, inland winds could approach 58 miles per hour.

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Personal water craft are used to keep watch on bathers in Ocean City, N.J. Swimmers along the Atlantic Coast are being warned to stay close to shore or out of the water altogether until Hurricanes Danielle and Earl run their course. out videotaping their beaches Monday in case the storm causes significant erosion. Having before-and-after records of what beaches look like helps with storm recovery, especially if disaster relief funding is available. In Nags Head, officials were also making sure the gas tanks of storm trucks, which rescue people in the event of flooding and help emergency crews get around in the aftermath of a storm, are full and that generators that can power town offices are in working order. “It’s way too early to take in lifeguard stands

and things like that, but obviously we’re watching the storm,� Nags Head spokeswoman Roberta Thuman said. That wait-and-see approach also prevailed among customers at the six Ace Hardware stores in the Outer Banks, according to operations manager Kathy Seko, who was at the Manteo store on Monday. “So far, it’s mostly been people making inquiries about what we have and what they might need if it gets worse,� Seko said. Along with the standard supplies — tarp, duct tape, batteries, screws and drills for plywood — Seko said

“They’re not expecting anything too bad west of (Interstate) 95, but we’re 96 hours out,� Millikin said. “Thursday and early Friday is when we’ll start feeling the effects of it.� Local Emergency Management officials are running through a checklist, Millikin said, which includes alerting schools and keeping county and city management updated. While Earl’s impact to Sanford could be relatively mild, he urged residents to be prepared for the worst. “The people in mobile homes and low-lying areas do really need to pay attention,� he said. Mobile homes may sustain damages from high winds, he said, and low-lying areas are prone to flooding during heavy rainfall. The federal govern-

ment recommends keeping up to three days of food and water on hand for emergencies. In a worst-case storm, Millikin said Lee County residents could be on their own for up to two weeks. “We hope we don’t ever see another Hurricane Hazel,� Millikin said, referring to a storm that devastated North Carolina in October of 1954. In addition to sufficient food and water, Millikin said a well-stocked emergency supply kit should contain the following: ■ A radio, batterypowered or hand crank, and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both ■ Flashlight and extra batteries ■ First aid kit

she is reminding customers not to forget items like manual can openers and even art supplies. “Waiting for a storm can seem like forever, especially if the power’s out,� she said. “You need to pass the time somehow.� The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Earl, which formed Sunday, has sustained winds of 135 mph (215 kph), and will likely gain strength. One potential track has the storm moving roughly parallel to the East Coast, possibly brushing North Carolina Thursday or Friday. Officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore are taking no chances, ordering an evacuation of visitors on the islands, and closing the park starting Wednesday. The seashore, 56 miles of undeveloped beach stretching over four barrier islands about three miles off the coast of North Carolina, is accessible only by boat. Farther north, Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials are still watching the hurricane’s path before making any decisions, spokeswoman Cyndy Holda said.

■ Whistle to signal for help ■ Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-inplace ■ Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation ■ Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities ■ Mechanical can opener (If canned goods are stored) ■ Local maps ■ Cell phone with chargers For the most upto-date information, residents can log on to the National Hurricane Center’s website at www. nhc.noaa.gov or the NWS Raleigh website at www. erh.noaa.gov/rah/.

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hen one thinks about the most influential people in Sanford’s relatively short history, Tommy Chester Mann Sr. would have to be on that list ... if not near the top. Mann, who is a former Herald Citizen of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winner, died Friday at the age of 88. Mann’s influence has been great — on many counts. He’s well-known, along with the late Annie Laurie Pomeranz, for his efforts in saving the old Sanford High School — now the Lee County Arts and Community Center. Not only did Mann’s

efforts help to save the building, he’s been a constant stalwart in keeping the building going. Others will point to his service as a former Sanford city alderman and mayor, during which time the city’s water pumping station was established on the Cape Fear River. It was a move that has served the city well over the years. “It was a difficult time because there was a lot of controversy among the aldermen, several of whom disputed about its placement and wanted to make a change,” Tommy Mann Sr. told The Herald in 2005. “So I got involved, leading the opposition to moving the pumping

station to the Deep River and keeping in on the Cape Fear.” There was his tenure with Central Carolina Technical Institute, which has grown into Central Carolina Community College. He was the first student recruitment officer and later the first industrial development officer. He’s been president of the Sanford Jaycees, the Sanford Lions Club and the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce. He helped to start the Sanford Christmas Parade and he’s been chairman of the local fair. He’s been active in scouting, and he was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award which

recognizes volunteer service with the National Boy Scouts of America. Then there is the service to his church, First Presbyterian Church of Sanford, where he has been a Deacon, Elder, Sunday School teacher and Superintendent. As his grandson Chet Mann said, “He dedicated his life to his God, family and community in that order. His word was stronger than any attorney’s contact and his friendship was forever.” So much more could be said of this man who has given so much to this community. J.F. Hockaday, who has been president of the community

college, perhaps said it best of Mann upon Mann’s receiving the Herald’s Lifetime Achievement Award, “Tommy Mann is a consummate gentleman. He has great people skills, he is visionary, and he does things quietly and efficiently. He has always placed the welfare of others before his own. He is humble, respectful of others and prefers to praise rather than to be praised.” To say that Tommy Chester Mann Sr. will be missed is an understatement. But how refreshing to know that his influence will continue to live on through his church, his family and his community.

Letters to the Editor Tossing money at problems with schools not the answer To the Editor:

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ALEIGH — More than likely, Flight Gate will now fade from view, only brought to life by political consultants paid to toss dirt around in 2012. The political campaign of Gov. Beverly Perdue will pay a $30,000 fine. Perdue herself will hope the dirt blows away. The state Board of Elections and its staff will lick its wounds and try to repair internal discord. Republican political operatives will call the result a whitewash and try to keep the Democratic governor’s 42 unreported airplane flights fresh in voters’ minds. Lost in the back and forth is what really happened here: The unreported Perdue flights were just another episode in a long-running story, one going back to the late 1990s, of candidates and campaigns taking advantage of a corrupting campaign finance loophole and trying to punch the hole ever wider. I’ve written about it here many times before. The loophole allows state political parties to accept unlimited contributions from donors and give unlimited contributions to candidates, making a mockery of donor limits. In this case, the Perdue campaign, the campaign of former Gov. Mike Easley, and to a lesser degree, a couple of Republican gubernatorial campaigns in 2004 and 2008, had hoped to push off flight expenses as donations to their respective political parties. By doing so, the folks providing the flights could also give maximum donations to the campaigns. And the value of those flights could exceeded donation limits. A couple of problems arose though. First, logic would dictate that you can’t give something to someone only to say, after the fact, that you meant it for another entity that is legally permitted to give it. Saying that an airplane flight provided directly to a candidate was really intended as undirected donation to a political party is akin to shooting a dog only to claim that the wind directed the path of the bullet. The bigger problem was the criminal probe of Easley. The federal investigation, the Board of Elections hearing into Easley’s campaign finances and published reports alleging a myriad of wrongdoing put a spotlight on politicians’ flying habits. Trying to get ahead of the story, Perdue’s campaign fessed up, amended reports, forfeited donations. Perdue campaign lawyer John Wallace says mistakes were made, there was no intent to deceive. ... Wallace might disagree with my take on events. He wouldn’t disagree that there’s an important distinction to be made between the high-flying of Perdue and that alleged of Easley. The current governor didn’t personally profit from the flights. She isn’t accused of trading any official favors for them. It would be difficult to find similar circumstances where anything other than a civil fine resulted. Even so, Perdue and the Democratic political establishment need to wake up to the fact that as long as the campaigngiving loophole exists, it will continue to encourage bad behavior and worse publicity.

An American dream N EW YORK — August finally redeemed itself from shark-jumping hysteria with an original, spontaneous, transcendent event — the accidental intersection of one Antoine Dodson, his sister, her wouldbe rapist, and some musical magicians who tapped into that uniquely American reservoir of salvation — irreverence. Voila, we have a new American idol, a fresh icon to distract us from the drudgery of madness and remind us that humor is the best weapon against anger or angst. For those who live in the alternate universe known as Planet Earth, where life is a process of tangible interactions and time is measured by the rotation of planets, the name Antoine Dodson may not ring a bell. A month ago, one might have been forgiven. Few beyond his Huntsville, Ala., housing project knew who he was. But that was then. Today, he is a phenom — the kind that can occur only in the world of Internet viruses and social media. Google produces more than 7 million links. YouTube offers a universe of newscasts and musical remixes featuring everybody’s New Favorite Person Ever. At least for a while, to know Dodson is to love him. His stratospheric rise to celebrity began with an un-funny incident, when a man climbed into the bedroom window — and then the bed — of Dodson’s 22-year-old sister, Kelly, and tried to assault her. When Dodson heard his sister scream, he ran to her room and wrestled her assailant, who managed to escape. Next came the police, the cameras — and Dodson’s now-famous performance. Sometimes we don’t know quite who we are or what we’re made of until forced into action by circumstances. Tsunamis and hurricanes reveal heroes and expose monsters. A would-be rapist and a television crew bring out the beautiful and, yes, hilarious fury of a brother in the throes of his own Howard Beale moment. Words can’t do justice to Dodson’s performance. You simply have to watch it. And then you have to watch the remix by the Gregory Brothers, famous for creating musical videos that go viral, especially “auto-tuning” news clips. In spite of the seriousness of the event, it is impossible to keep a straight face as Dodson rails against his sister’s assailant, red bandana and passions ablaze. An excerpt will have to do: “Obviously, we have a rapist in Lincoln Park. He’s climbing in your windows, he’s snatching your people up, trying to rape them; so y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, because they’re raping everybody out here. ... We’re looking for you. We gonna find you. I’m letting you know that. So you can run and tell that, homeboy!” Suffice to say, it’s all in the delivery. Nobody’s laughing about what happened,

Kathleen Parker Columnist Kathleen Parker is a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group

least of all Dodson and his sister. But both admit to laughing — all the way to the bank — about what has transpired since. With the help of the Gregory Brothers and that indefinable something that causes a moment to become a movement, Dodson has taken a lemon and made a lemonade franchise. Through Facebook, Twitter and a PayPal button, the proceeds from which he splits with the musicians, Dodson has made enough money to move his family out of the projects. So you can run and tell that, homeboy! It’s not precisely a Horatio Alger story, whose rags-to-riches tales described how unlucky boys could achieve the American Dream of wealth and success through hard work, determination and courage. Dodson did display courage when he saved his sister from rape, but his moment on the stage was just that. A moment, random and uninvited. Such is the new mechanism for the American Dream. Wealth and fame are valued over hard work and achievement. In a related fantasy come true, social media has made 20-somethings into billionaires. Dodson’s fortunes, though modest by comparison, are nonetheless gratifying. We don’t begrudge him his moment of fame because, among other things, he made us laugh. He also expressed a rage that most feel but don’t express. Finally, on some level, we all recognize that luck has much to do with anyone’s claiming the dream. Dodson and his family weren’t enjoying much luck when some idiot climbed through that window. The story of Antoine Dodson is a high-tech fairy tale where the bad guy is a national joke; the brother who saves his sister is a hero and gets rich; and the Gregory Brothers are a merry band of musical pranksters who made us all laugh. Only in America. The end.

Today’s Prayer And I have filled him with the Spirit of God ... to work in gold and in silver and in bronze. (Exodus 11:3,4) PRAYER: Father, thank You that we are able to work, and we praise You for it. Amen.

We should be grateful to those involved in the Lee County Education Foundation’s efforts to improve achievement in the public schools. However, Gov. Bev Perdue and the other state politicians that attended the Sanford press conference on Aug. 26, are better known for throwing taxpayer money at education without measurable improvement in academic achievement of students. Micromanagement by the state and local school administrations prevent qualified and dedicated teachers to be innovative and use their skills to educate students. It’s amazing that so many have spent years obtaining the education to become outstanding teachers, and then find that their knowledge and efforts are thwarted by bureaucrats and politicos whose focus is totally different from theirs. If spending money, a flurry of very publicized activities and new programs were the answer to improving education, Lee County schools would be outstanding. If Gov. Perdue, the state legislators and the education establishment were less interested in making publicity splashes and more interested in the education of children, they would not be opposed to school choice, including the expansion of charter schools. In a free society, it is incredible that parents are paying for an education — with their taxes — but can’t choose the school that is best suited for their children. The tax money should follow the student, whether it is to a public school (including a charter school), a home school or a private school. ROBBY WESTBROOK Washington, Pa.

Sanford Police officer was kind, friendly, helpful To the Editor: I wish to commend the Sanford Police Department for help beyond the call of duty on July 9. My car died at the stoplight on Hill Street and Horner Boulevard on a 98degree day. Capt. Stafford of the Spring Lake Police, who was behind my car, called the Sanford Police Department. Sanford Sgt. Signer helped me out of my car, called for back-up, stopped traffic on Horner to push my car across the street, called for a wrecker and waited with me until it came. I was overwhelmed with kindness, friendliness and helpfulness. I thank God for these two gentlemen. RAMONA LAWSON

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OBITUARIES Delores Hatch

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Delores â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paddyâ&#x20AC;? Carnes Hatch, 64, died Monday (8/30/10) at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She was born Sept. 22, 1945 in Lee County, daughter of the late Ralph R. Carnes and Eva Mae Baker Carnes. She retired as a seamstress at W. Koury Co. She is survived by her husband, Glenn Alan Hatch of the home; a son, Lance Alan Hatch of Holly Springs; and sisters, Sherry Bazemore and husband Joe and Christy Norris and husband Michael, all of Broadway. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and other times at the family home. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at BridgesCameron Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dale Hatch officiating. Burial will follow at Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chapel Church Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

Tommy Mann

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Funeral service for Tommy Chester Mann was held Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Sanford with Dr. Stuart Thomas Wilson and Bishop Paul Leeland officiating. Burial followed at Bufflao Cemetery with military honors. A special song was played. Organist was David Almond. Soloist was Brooks Bristow. Pallbearers were Bobby Payne, Ricky Payne, Brent Stevens, David Miller, Joe Miller, Ronnie Miller, Bud Miller and Scott Miller Arrangements were by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

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Gudrun â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lisaâ&#x20AC;? Davis Jan, all of Bland, Va.; sisters, Edith Routhe, Mable Brenner and Carol Brown and husand Bobby; brothers, Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobbyâ&#x20AC;? Yow and wife Shirley and Paul Yow; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; 11 great-grandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by three Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Miller-Boles Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be made at www.millerboles.com. Arrangements are by Miller-Boles Funeral Home of Sanford.

Kathy Harrelson BUNNLEVEL â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kathy S. Harrelson, 57, died Saturday (8/28/10) at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Early and Elizabeth Goad Simpkins. She is survived by her husband, David Harrelson; daughters, Lorie H. Babb and husband Danny and Sherry H. King and husband Robert, all of Lillington; a brother, James Wendle Simpkins of Virginia; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Quinn-Peebles Chapel in Lillington with the Rev. Terry Williams officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home and other times at her home. Condolences may be made at www.oquinnpeebles.com. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Durham, 506 Alexander Ave., Durham, N.C. 27705. Arrangements are by

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gudrun â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lisaâ&#x20AC;? Davis was born on March 29, 1931 in Erfurt, ThĂźringen, Deutsche Demokratische Republik, Lisa passed away on August 27, 2010 in her home in Carolina Lakes, Sanford, North Carolina. Lisa was the daughter of Konrad and Berta Lina Heinlien of Erfurt, DDR. Lisa was married to Elmer Leon Davis who recently passed away on June 2, 2010 at their home in Sanford, NC. Lisaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brothers and sisters were Herbert Heinlien, Kurt Heinlien, Hannelore â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeanâ&#x20AC;? Heinlien, Linda â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heinlienâ&#x20AC;? Piche, Waldraut Heinlien, Gerhart Heinlien. Lisa was survived by Guy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buckâ&#x20AC;? Davis, Steven Davis and Madeleine â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cookieâ&#x20AC;? Moore, grandchildren and great-granchildren. Lisa will be missed by her family and friends. A graveside service will be held at noon Friday, September 3, 2010, in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville. Paid obituary

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Bobby Williams PITTSBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bobby Lee Williams, 53, of Bynum Church Road, died Saturday (8/28/10) from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash on Highway 15-501 North. He was born Sept. 18, 1955 in Orange County. He was a former employee of the Town of Pittsboro; at the time of his death he was employed by the UNC at Chapel Hill, working in the Grounds Department. He attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Pittsboro. He is survived by sons, Jeff Williams of Durham and Eric Williams of Chapel Hill; a brother, Curtis Williams of Pittsboro; and a sister, Sheila Eddings of Franklinville. His mother, Effie Williams, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and other times at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery

with Pastors Dan Robinson and John Singletary officiating. Condolences may be made at www.hallwynne. com. Arrangements are by Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro.

Jack Weisman SOUTHERN PINES â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jackâ&#x20AC;? Weisman, 67, died Sunday (8/29/10) at home surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 18, 1943 in Winchester, Va. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Carol Weisman of Southern Pines; a son, Michael Weisman and wife Denise of Rockville, Md.; daughters, Elizabeth Viani and husband Gabe of Salem, Mass., Kristin Campbell and husband Ken of Fuquay-Varina and Erika Bozich and husband Vinnie of Farmington Hills, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. Condolences may be made at www.coxmemorialfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory of Vass.

SANFORD â&#x2013;  Food Lion reported shoplifting Saturday at 2244 U.S. 1. â&#x2013;  Michelle Lynette Finn, 35, was charged Saturday at Third Street with being drunk and disruptive. â&#x2013;  Thomas Everette King, 23, was charged Saturday at 2244 Jefferson Davis Highway with larceny. â&#x2013;  Dustin Joseph Heron, 18, was charged Saturday at South Horner Boulevard with speeding to elude arrest. â&#x2013;  Joshua James Blue, 28, was charged Sunday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. with failure to appear. â&#x2013;  Michael Marquis McLean, 19, was charged Sunday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. with assault on a female. â&#x2013;  Virginia Marie Watson, 23, was charged Sunday at 1015 James St. with simple assault. â&#x2013;  Lessie Bernice Stacker, 38, was charged Sunday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. with simple assault. â&#x2013;  Karina Lezama Rodriguez, 20, was charged Monday at 205 N. Fifth St. with simple assault. LEE COUNTY â&#x2013;  Steven Lamar Patterson of 2863 Minter School Road in Sanford reported a larceny of a pressure washer and a can of fuel Sunday. â&#x2013;  Perry Jefferson Johnson Jr. of 1485 Riddle Road in Sanford reported Friday that his 1997 Dodge Ram was damaged while parked in his yard. â&#x2013;  Thomas Seth Maddox of 1089 John Rosser Road in Sanford reported larceny of methadone from his vehicle Friday. â&#x2013;  Bobby Ray Yarborough reported a larceny of an air conditioning

unit from an abandoned home at 5631 Buckhorn Road in Sanford Saturday. â&#x2013;  Kelli Renee Person of 1622 Lower Moncure Road in Sanford reported someone broke a window out of her home Saturday. â&#x2013;  Terry Lee Walsh of 446 Long Street Road in Sanford reported a larceny of money from his residence Sunday. â&#x2013;  Amanda Burgess with the N.C. Department of Corrections reported her vehicle was damaged while on South Plank Road in Sanford Sunday. â&#x2013;  Sadie Frazier of 4908 Hunter Road in Sanford reported someone damaged the door to her residence Sunday. â&#x2013;  Richard William Williams, 36, of 240 Bounty Lane in Sanford, was arrested Friday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $1,000 secured bond. â&#x2013;  Jesse James Moyer Sr., 45, of 1059 Nicholson Road in Sanford, was arrested Friday for misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon; he was released under a written promise. â&#x2013;  Justo Morales, 44, of 2714 Little Creek Road in Sanford, was arrested Sunday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $500 secured bond. â&#x2013;  Malvin Matos Franco, 32, of 606 North Ave. in Sanford, was arrested Sunday for failing to appear in Wake County Court; he was released under $1,500 unsecured bond. â&#x2013;  James Derrick Boyer, 17, of 196 Family Lane in Sanford, was arrested Friday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $500 secured bond.

Wilma Womack

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wilma Hortense Yow Womack, 92, formerly of Sanford, died Saturday (8/28/10) in Wendsor, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents, H.S. Yow and Mossie Yow; her husband of 46 years, James C. Womack; and a brother, Paige Yow. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Harper and husband Bill of Houston, Texas; sons, Ronald Womack Sr. and wife Linda of Newport News, Va., Roger Womack and wife Gloria and Raymond Womack and wife

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Local governments to meet with EDC today

City Councilman Sam Gaskins, a member of the EDC panel that recommended the changes, the meeting will gather all of the county’s stakeholders in one room for feedback. “It’s mostly to improve communication,” he said. “I think it’ll do exactly that.” The organization had come under scrutiny from critics who worried government leaders were

“out of the loop” in the EDC’s continuing efforts to recruit and maintain industry in economically troubled Lee County. Included in the agency’s revised contracts with Lee County and Sanford were quarterly updates to government heads as well as monthly and annual reports on EDC activities. Incentives have been a hot topic in recent years, with supporters saying they are necessary to lure industry in today’s economy. Proponents say they’re also worthwhile because they bring in more tax dollars in new businesses than are lost in the giveaways. Critics, meanwhile, say the corporate tax breaks are setting a bad precedent and are a misuse of taxpayer dollars. Lee Board of Commis-

of Commerce President Bob Joyce said everyone missed Pedley’s enthusiasm during his absence, but they were just relieved to hear he would recover without any permanent damage. “It was really gratifying to see the business community pull together around him,” Joyce said. “He’s probably the only person I know who could go straight from the ICU to coming home without any middle step. I think it’s his determination and drive. It was a miraculous recovery.” Donna Pedley said while the accident turned their lives upside down for awhile, she is thankful her husband is doing as well as he is and impressed that he never lost

his positive attitude while in the hospital. “He wanted to get out of the hospital,” Donna Pedley said. “You can’t keep him down. He’s always got to be doing something. He wasn’t about to feel sorry for himself.” Jerry Pedley is now able to drive again, and he doesn’t anticipate any more doctor’s visits. He said it will take some time for his energy to return to its normal level, but the continued calls, visits and prayers from the community make him stronger every day. “It’s overwhelming,” Pedley said. “I’ve always been a big fan of Sanford, but it really makes me appreciate the community we have.”

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SANFORD — Economic and government leaders from across Lee County will meet next week, marking the first of four planned yearly meetings created in recent contract wrangling with the county’s economic recruiting engine. Today’s meeting, which will include government heads from Lee, Sanford and Broadway as well as the Lee Economic Development Corporation (EDC), was one of a handful of provisions that emerged from a panel recommending changes in how the group does business. Leaders called for more flexibility for EDC chiefs and improved communication. According to Sanford

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Pedley’s wife, Donna, said while his accident and hospitalization was scary, she thinks the community support played a significant role in her husband’s recovery. “Everyone’s kindness and thoughts and prayers that went out to him helped him a lot, not just while he was in the hospital but after he got home too,” Donna Pedley said. “It made a big difference to know that people cared.” Jerry Pedley’s friends at the Chamber of Commerce sent out daily “Jerry-grams” to keep everyone posted about his progress. Chamber

WANT TO GO? ■ The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet jointly with members of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation, the Sanford City Council and Broadway Town Commissioners at 6:30 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education & Agriculture Center in Sanford.

sioners Chairman Richard Hayes, a proponent of the industrial lures, said Tuesday’s session will allow EDC leaders to review their operations and develop a mandated strategic plan for improving the local economy. Lee County’s doubledigit unemployment rate has hovered near the top of the state in recent years, thanks to a bevy of industrial layoffs in the economic decline. “We’ll fine-tune it as it goes along, but the dialogue is the most important thing,” Hayes said. Hayes added that he expects future meetings with the EDC to include huddles with economists to help elected officials grasp the complexities of the recession in the local, state and national economy. Tuesday’s meet-

ing comes weeks after a much-celebrated announcement that construction machinery giant Caterpillar would invest millions in its Sanford facility and add 325 new jobs in the coming years. Local officials credited a $900,000 upfront incentive from the county and millions in state grants for wooing the manufacturer to Lee County and not to a rival locale in South Carolina. Hayes said Friday that the result might have been different without the incentives. “I think you would have seen immediate job loss and within five years, you’d start to see that whole operation moving toward South Carolina,” he said. The revised EDC protocols seemed to satiate

some local officials, but others complained that the shifting didn’t do enough. One of those critics, county Commissioner Linda Shook, said the Board of Commissioners will need to hold the EDC “accountable” for incentives. “I certainly don’t think there’s been anything disreputable going on,” Shook said. “I just want to make sure that when you’re transferring millions of dollars over the years to an organization, we just need to have a good organization in place so we know where those millions of dollars are going.” Today’s meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center located at 2420 Tramway Road.

Former lottery chief’s fraud conviction vacated CHARLOTTE (AP) — Former North Carolina lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings told a newspaper that he works hard not to feel bitter about his conviction on felony charges four years ago now that he has been exonerated. The Charlotte Observer reported that Geddings’ 2006 fraud conviction was vacated Friday, and a federal judge ordered the government to repay his $25,000 fine. In June, the U.S.

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Joyce. “It’s great news.” The Employment Security Commission numbers released Friday track a drop of more than 100 from Lee County’s ranks of the unemployed. Nearly 3,200 locals reported being jobless in June, but the number shriveled to 3,095 in July. Lee County’s numbers echo a statewide trend of declining unemployment, but the local drop in the jobless rate was among the largest tracked in the state from June to July. The county’s rate, however, remains higher than the statewide number of 9.9 percent. Industry-heavy Lee County was hit hard when the nationwide economy plunged two years ago.

Supreme Court had narrowed the scope of the law Geddings was charged with breaking, meaning the law no longer applied to what he did. He was released from federal prison a week later and exonerated Friday. “It’s the first day in a number of years I didn’t wake up as a felon, so it’s a good feeling,” Geddings told the Observer on Saturday. But, he said, his life has been ruined by the Joyce said the improving numbers likely serve as an indicator that the manufacturing sector is headed for better times. “It hurt us early, but hopefully it’s going to help us out of this,” he said. According to Joyce, the national percentage of workers in manufacturing is about 10 percent. That number rises to 20 percent in North Carolina and 30 percent in Lee County. Edith Edmond, manager of the Employment Security Commission’s Sanford office, said her agency noted a surge in hiring in recent months paired with a “significant” drop in layoffs. Edmond estimated that nearly 250 local workers have returned to jobs in recent months. “That means we’re making progress, that the economy is rebounding,” she said.

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ordeal. “It’s been a nightmare for the last five years,” Geddings said. “I lost my marriage ... my reputation (and) my business. Certainly it’s been the hardest time of my adult life.” Geddings had been chief of staff to South Carolina Gov. Jim Hodges and had a successful consulting business when he was appointed by thenNorth Carolina House Speaker Jim Black to run that state’s fledgling lottery in 2005. Edmond said the increased hiring is making the difference in local manufacturers and in the construction industry. Better construction times make for a shot in the arm in a county known for its brick production, she said. Joyce pointed out that companies are benefiting from hot markets in other parts of the world like China, South Africa and Germany, where demand for some products is on the rise. Mary Bell, vice president of Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division, partly credited hot overseas markets with the company’s announcement earlier this month that it would invest millions in Sanford and add 325 new workers. Caterpillar spokeswoman Bridget Young said Monday that hiring at the expanding Sanford plant is set to begin later this year and ramp up through September 2011. Edmond said job officials are watching the data closely to see if the numbers indicate a brightening local economy. “We are hoping that it will become a trend,” she said.


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STATE BRIEFS Vance Lucas, after the late state Sen. Jeanne Lucas, who was black.

N.C. DAs get help fighting racial justice motions

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two retired prosecutors will help district attorneys in North Carolina fight motions filed by death row prisoners under a law that allows the inmates to challenge their sentences based on racial bias. Retired Forsyth County District Attorney Tom Keith will help the 43 elected DAs in the state fight motions under the Racial Justice Act. Retired Wake County assistant DA Susan Spurlin will also be working with the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys on the project. The law allows death row inmates to use statistics and other evidence to prove racial bias resulted in the death sentences. They are asking that their sentences be converted to life in prison without parole. Of the 159 inmates on death row, 151 have filed claims under the act.

Dems renaming Vance-Aycock event next year

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The annual fundraising dinner held by North Carolina Democrats will not be called Vance-Aycock next year because one namesake preached white supremacy. The state Democratic Partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s executive council decided this year the 50th Vance-Aycock dinner in Asheville in October will be the last under that name. Gov. Charles Aycockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name has drawn more criticism recently because of his racial speeches leading to his 1900 election victory. Aycock previously has been revered for public education. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclear whether the event will keep the name of Civil War Gov. Zebulon Vance. The state party convention in June passed a resolution asking the event be called

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Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death penalty opponents cite SBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lab investigation, concerns By MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A new group representing programmers and owners of video poker-style games set to become illegal in North Carolina says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working to tweak their games to so they can stay in business. The group called the Internet-Based Sweepstakes Organization also said Monday it plans to advocate for legislation that would legalize video gaming and Internet-based games that could be taxed. The General Assembly this summer approved a ban on computer-based sweepstakes games which have the look of games found on traditional video poker machines banned in 2007. Sweepstakes machine owners say their games are just marketing tools so customers will buy Internet time and office services.

Several candidates for judge mean ranked voting RALEIGH (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolina voters will get to use a rare method for choosing an elected official in the November election. Eight candidates have filed to run for a Court of Appeals seat vacated recently by Judge Jim Wynn. A special one-week filing period ends Tuesday afternoon. The winner will serve on the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intermediate appeals court for the next eight years. Voters must use instant runoff voting when so many candidates run for a vacancy close to Election Day. The voters rank their top three candidates in order of preference. Second-place votes are counted if no one gets a majority of first-place votes.

RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criminal prosecutions are so tainted by racial bias and scientific fraud that the state should consider eliminating the death penalty, innocence advocates said Monday as they filed a brief supporting a death row prisonerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s claim of bias. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How can you ever purify a system that is so contaminated to allow any kind of death sentences be pursued or carried out?â&#x20AC;? asked Carol Turowksi, co-director of the Innocence & Justice Clinic at the Wake Forest University law school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at a point where there should be a moratorium at the very least and maybe there should be some focus on should we even maintain the death penalty in a system thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never going to be perfect.â&#x20AC;? Turowski and others at a news conference cited evidence of racial bias in criminal sentences, particularly death penalty cases, and problems with the State Bureau of Investigationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crime lab. Their brief in support of White, however, focuses on his claim under the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Racial Justice Act, which allows death row inmates to use statistics and other evidence to prove racial bias resulted in the death sentences. Of the seven people released from North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death row since 1973, only one was white, the advocates say in their brief, adding all

were convicted of killing one white victim. Two also were accused of killing a black person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Science matters. Race matters,â&#x20AC;? said Theresa Newman, codirector of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s law school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all matters when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to convict the person who actually committed the crime.â&#x20AC;? Attorney Mark Rabil of Winston-Salem criticized the state-run crime lab, which has been under fire since February, when an SBI agent testified that analysts did not always include the complete results of blood tests on lab reports that were submitted to court. That hearing resulted in the exoneration and release of Greg Taylor, who had served almost 17 years in prison for the death of a Raleigh woman. That testimony led to an outside review of the SBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood unit that was released last week. The scathing review found that eight analysts omitted, overstated or falsely reported blood evidence in dozens of cases, including three that ended in executions and another where two men were imprisoned for killing Michael Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For years, the State Bureau of Investigation and its laboratory have tried to blind us with so-called science,â&#x20AC;? said Rabil, who represented Darryl Hunt, who was exonerated of a rape conviction in 2004. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For years, they have tried to

dupe us with what they claim to be valid science when we know that truth is transparent.â&#x20AC;? The only forensic evidence against Melvin White was based on SBI agent testimony linking casing at the crime scene to ones found on a street-corner in Arizona, his attorney said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We now know that just because you wear a badge to court or carry a gun at your side when you come to testify doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean that what you have to say is true,â&#x20AC;? Rabil said. â&#x20AC;&#x153; ... We also know that for years, our own subconscious biases have blinded us to so-called justice in this state, especially in the capital punishment system.â&#x20AC;? A spokeswoman for the Attorney Generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office did not respond to a phone call or email requesting comment on the criticism of the death penalty or the lab. White, who was sentenced to death in 1996 for the slayings of a Craven County woman and her boyfriend, is one of 159 prisoners on North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death row,

of whom 151 have filed motions under the act. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking that their sentences be converted to life in prison without parole. Meanwhile, two retired prosecutors will help district attorneys fight motions filed by death row prisoners under the act. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Monday that retired Forsyth County District Attorney Tom Keith will help the 43 elected DAs in the state fight the motions, along with retired Wake County assistant DA Susan Spurlin. They will work for the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys on the project. The motions for the death row prisoners cite a study by Michigan State University showing that a defendant is 2.6 times more likely to be sentenced to death if at least one of the victims is white. The study also showed that out of the 159 people on death row, 31 had all-white juries and 38 had only one person of color on their jury.

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U.S. grapples with bedbugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators. The problem has gotten so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency warned this month against the indoor use of chemicals meant for the outside. The agency also warned of an increase in pest control companies and others making â&#x20AC;&#x153;unrealistic promises of effectiveness or low cost.â&#x20AC;? Bedbugs, infesting U.S. households on a scale unseen in more than a half-century, have become largely resistant to common pesticides. As a result, some homeowners and exterminators are turning to more hazardous chemicals that can harm the central nervous system, irritate the skin and eyes or even cause cancer. Ohio authorities, struggling against widespread infestations in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and other cities, are pleading with EPA to approve the indoor use of the pesticide propoxur, which the agency considers a probable carcinogen and banned for in-home use in 2007. About 25 other states are supporting Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request for an

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Tom Walker, with a pest exterminator business, shows a bedbug larvae on a mattress Friday at a home in West Lafayette. emergency exemption. EPA rejected the request in June. An agency spokesman, Dale Kemery, said the EPA has pledged to find new, potent chemicals to kill bedbugs, which can cause itchy, red bites that can become infected if scratched. In the meantime, authorities around the country have blamed house fires on people misusing all sorts of highly flammable garden and lawn chemicals to fight bedbugs. Experts also warn that some hardware products â&#x20AC;&#x201D; bug bombs, cedar oil and other natural oils â&#x20AC;&#x201D; claim to be lethal but merely cause the bugs to scatter out of sight and hide in cracks in walls and floors. A pest control company in Newark, N.J., was accused in July of applying chemicals not approved for indoor use throughout 70 homes and apartments units, even

spraying mattresses and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toys. No illnesses were reported. In Cincinnati, an unlicensed applicator saturated an apartment complex in June with an agricultural pesticide typically used on golf courses. Seven tenants got sick and were treated at the hospital. The property was quarantined, and all tenants were forced to move. Authorities are pursuing criminal charges. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you see the anguish that bedbugs cause these people, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understandable why they might take things into their own hands, and some of it is very dangerous,â&#x20AC;? said Michael Potter, an entomologist at the University of Kentucky and one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading bedbug experts. Bedbugs, a common household pest for centuries, all but vanished in the 1940s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s

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❏“I’ve grown tired of firework displays. China, please come up with something else for our country.” — Kevin Nealon. ❏“I have a Far Side cartoon almost done of a movie theater packed with disappointed deer watching ‘Salt.”’ — Mindy Kaling. ❏ “The Muzak version of ‘Careless Whisper’ in this lobby has turned a bad song into a sonic hate crime.” — Patton Oswalt. ❏ “When you read Self magazine aren’t you always a little disappointed that there’s nothing about you in there?” — Jim Gaffigan. ❏“This is my twitter cycle: Tweet, tweet more, tweet worse, stop tweeting, regret tweets, swear never to tweet again. Wait. Tweet. Repeat.” — Louis C.K.

NEW YORK (AP) — Earlier this summer, Michael Ian Black took to his blog to defend himself against those appalled that the comedian was — gasp! — inserting rare advertisements to his popular Twitter feed. Black explained that occasionally hiring himself to sell products “allows me the freedom to take less well-paying jobs like making soon-to-be-canceled television shows.” Then he made a more serious point. “As of today, I’ve written 2,655 tweets,” Black wrote. “That’s a lot of free material, all of it contributing to the entertainment of the 1.5 million people who follow me, as well as the multibillion dollar capitalization of Twitter itself.” Black is not alone in his situation. Many of the most popular people on Twitter are comedians, and they are collectively perhaps the best. They know how to be economical with words, and they write about more interesting topics than what they had for breakfast. But comics have a different relationship to the social networking website. It is, after all, their job to make brief, pithy observations and craft precisely worded one-liners. Like

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news outlets, comedians have to question how much “content” they want to tweet away. Black says he recognizes some downside to giving away material for free, but believes the pros far outweigh the cons. “For me, it does two things,” Black says of tweeting. “One, it gives me the chance to try out jokes. And two, it forces me to write jokes in the first place.” Black, who came up as a member of the State comedy troupe and has since worked in film, TV and released several books, is also chief content officer for WitStream, a website founded by TV producer Lisa Cohen that gathers the Twitter feeds of only established comedians. Black compares it to a relaxed comedy club, as

opposed to Twitter’s open mic. “What I write on Twitter or Witstream is almost never a finished product. It’s usually just something I’m thinking in that moment,” he says. “The culture sort of demands a kind a presence that you really have to work hard to provide if you’re going to stay in people’s minds. For somebody like me, that’s important if you want people to show up at your shows or support your television projects.” When Conan O’Brien exited “The Tonight Show” with much fanfare, he took to Twitter as an outlet, like a spigot for accruing monologue jokes. It was a rather interesting turn for O’Brien, who while host of “Tonight” built the Twitter parody sketch “Twitter

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Tracker” into one of the most popular recurring segments of his brief reign. One recent example from O’Brien: “Twilight Eclipse has been smashing box office records since it opened. For the record, I was sickly pale before it was cool.” The talk show host, whose TBS show will debut this fall, has proved to be one of the better tweeters around and now has more than 1.4 million followers. But the most popular comedian on Twitter (if you don’t count talk show host Ellen DeGeneres) is Jimmy Fallon. When Fallon took over NBC’s “Late Night” last year, he made a point of interweaving the program with social media. “Normally, during the day, I tweet out mundane stuff. If I have an idea for a joke, I’ll put it in the show,” Fallon says. “And then after we tape the show, I’ll tweet the joke out, if it’s good, if it’s one of my favorites. I usually tweet out one or two monologue jokes.” But when it comes to balancing his show and Twitter, the show always comes first, he says. Or almost always. “I’m not ashamed of using a joke I had tweeted earlier. I’ll take anything,” he says. “If I wrote the joke, I can say it.” Unlike O’Brien’s feed, though, Fallon’s isn’t essentially a running list of jokes. He gets deeply involved, responding to fans and interacting with celebrities. Twitter is frequently referenced or

used in sketches on “Late Night,” too. One, “Late Night Hashtags,” takes jokes submitted from fans on the site. Of course, Black, O’Brien and Fallon are well-known comedians, but Twitter has boosted the profiles of those who aren’t familiar to most people. Brothers Eric and Justin Stangel have long been head writers for CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman” and last year were made executive producers. Historically, though, behind-the-scene writers haven’t been widely known outside of the industry. That has changed with Twitter, where Eric has nearly 20,000 followers and Justin some 7,000. For veteran comedy writers such as the Stangels, churning out jokes is second-nature — and good practice at writing tightly. “It’s sort of just like working out, like exercise,” Justin says of tweeting. “It’s writing jokes for the hell of it. But if it’s something that we really like, then we save it for the show.” It’s also given Eric, a big sports fan, a place to unload the kind of commentary that would only be funny to avid ESPNwatchers and would have no place on “Late Show.” When something irresistible — such as LeBron James’ much-maligned “The Decision” special — happens on an off-week when the “Late Show” is dark, there can still be parodies, if only for a smaller audience.

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RV dealer challenges ’Twilight’ star to push-ups LOS ANGELES (AP) — An RV dealership sued by Taylor Lautner over a custom vehicle is denying wrongdoing and has proposed a way to resolve the case out of court — a push-up contest. Lautner sued McMahon’s RV a week ago, claiming it failed to deliver a custom vehicle in time for use on the “Twilight” star’s latest movie. Brent McMahon owns McMahon’s RV in Irvine, Calif. He says he tried to resolve the dispute with Lautner out of court, but that the actor’s camp demanded $40,000 as a settlement. McMahon says he’s willing to pay the 18-year-old the money — if the actor beats him in a push-up contest. Lautner’s attorney, Robert Barta, did not immediately return a phone message.

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a car rammed into the security gate outside Stephen King’s home in Maine. Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards says 25-year-old Renee Harris of Alton told police that an oncoming car veered into her lane about 9 a.m. Sunday. She swerved and crash into the custom-made black iron fence. No one was injured. Police say the accident might have caused $100,000 in damage to the gate. King spokeswoman Marsha DeFilippo says he was not home at the time.

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Longshot Greene stays in spotlight 7 U.S. troops die

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; When Alvin Greene showed up Monday for a talk radio show in Charlotte., the South Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate nominee attracted an entourage of TV and newspaper reporters from a state where he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even appear on the ballot. Nearly three months after this unemployed Army veteran improbably won his partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary without raising any funds or putting up a campaign website, Greene remains a minor celebrity with his own retinue of documentary makers and personal assistants in tow. He is out campaigning now, pulling out his black spiral notebook at a handful of appearances across the state and hitting the broad themes of creating jobs, improving education and establishing more fairness in the justice system. Other specifics have started trickling out: He is against gay marriage and gays in the military, but for abortion rights. But at his core, Greene, who turns 33 on Tuesday, remains the same quiet, shy man who is more comfortable in his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greene for Senateâ&#x20AC;? T-shirts than his business suit. He still takes long pauses when he speaks. He isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite sure what to make of his sudden success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m interesting,â&#x20AC;? Greene said Monday on WBT radio in Charlotte when asked if he agreed if reports that have called him enigmatic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interesting, more than anything else. Just interesting. I have interesting ideas

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Alvin Greene, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, makes his first public speech at Manning Junior High School, in Manning, S.C. in June. and interesting ways of doing things.â&#x20AC;? Greene appeared on the Charlotte radio station because it reaches into South Carolina. Charlotteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suburbs extend across the state line, and about a quarter of the people in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s metropolitan area live south of the border. He spent two hours on the air, while newspaper and TV reporters waited outside. Greeneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Republican opponent, incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint, has appeared on WBT too, but there were no TV cameras following him. Greene was also scheduled to give a speech Monday evening at The Coal Yard restaurant in York, S.C., where he was expected to take questions from voters and reporters. Greene has made similar appearances in the past six weeks since his first-ever speech brought international attention to his hometown of Manning. But the campaign trail hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been all smooth.

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After he was indicted earlier this month on two charges, including a felony count of showing pornography to University of South Carolina student, one local Democratic party rescinded its invitation to Greene. Police had to be called when Greene showed up anyway and a woman he called his â&#x20AC;&#x153;personal assistantâ&#x20AC;? began arguing with party members. Greene said on the radio that South Carolina Democratic leaders are coming around. When pressed, he named just one of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most eccentric Democrats, Sen. Robert Ford from Charleston. The stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pre-eminent Democrat, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, said last week he will not vote for Greene because of the felony charge. The leader of the state Democratic party doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mask her disgust when asked about him. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is not at all viable as a candidate,â&#x20AC;? party chairwoman Carol Fowler

said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have so many good strong candidates running statewide and at the local level who are getting no attention.â&#x20AC;? Greene on Monday repeated his assertion that the charges come from political opponents trying to smear him. After being asked several times if he showed pornography to the student, Greene cut the topic off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ridiculous. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I say. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move on.â&#x20AC;? In three of South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s larger counties â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Anderson, Beaufort and Dorchester â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the local Democratic party website doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even list Greene as a candidate. That hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stopped Greene from living his dream. He loved politics as a child and got an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of South Carolina in 2000. He has spent much of the last three months saying he wants a debate with â&#x20AC;&#x153;my opponent,â&#x20AC;? refusing to use his name. DeMint and his staff havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mentioned Greene at all and have no plans to debate him. DeMint held six debates with his opponent when he first won the seat in 2004. Greene has added some more sounds bites to his repertoire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marriage is between a male and a female,â&#x20AC;? he said Monday on the radio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of folks just taking advantage of our system,â&#x20AC;? he said later, saying he would support changing the Constitution so that a person born in the U.S. isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t automatically a citizen.

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in bombings in violent south KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Roadside bombs killed seven American troops on Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including five in a single blast in Kandahar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; raising to more than a dozen the number who have died in the last three days. The spike in deaths comes as President Hamid Karzai has publicly raised doubts about the U.S. strategy in the war, saying success cannot be achieved until more Afghans are in the front lines and insurgent sanctuaries in Pakistan are shut down. NATO gave no details of the Monday blasts except that they occurred in the south, the main theater of the conflict, and that five were killed in a single blast. Witnesses said the five died when a bomb struck a Humvee on a main road on the outskirts of Kandahar, the focus of an ongoing military campaign to secure the city that the Taliban used as their headquarters during their years in power. The attackers apparently targeted the Humvee because it was not as heavily armored as other vehicles in the convoy. Later Monday, a pair of rockets were fired at the Kandahar offices of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan. One fell short and slightly wounded a guard. The other overshot the compound and exploded in

an empty field, police said. U.S. death tolls for August had been running well behind those of the previous two months that set monthly records â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 60 in June and 66 in July. But 14 Americans have been killed in the last three days, raising the American U.S. toll for the month to 49, most of them in the south. NATO commanders have warned that casualties will mount as coalition and Afghan forces enter areas that have been under longtime Taliban control. The NATO force swelled this month to more than 140,000 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including 120,000 Americans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with the arrival of the last of the reinforcements that President Barack Obama ordered to Afghanistan in a bid to turn the tide of the nearly 9-year war. With death tolls rising, Karzai has become more outspoken in his criticism of the U.S.-led war effort, telling recent visitors that the American counterinsurgency strategy is flawed. Most recently, he told the visiting speaker of the German parliament that the campaign against the Taliban over the last eight years had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;ineffective apart from causing civilian casualties,â&#x20AC;? according to a statement by the presidential media office.

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Manny leaves L.A. Manny Ramirez leaves the Dodgers and officially joins the Chicago White Sox

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NCHSAA still investigating fight Suspensions, possible playoff ban coming for Union Pines, Pinecrest after brawl AP photo

RODDICK, CLIJSTERS WIN U.S. OPEN MATCHES NEW YORK (AP) — Once you reach a certain age, birthdays tend to make you reflect on your own mortality. They also, in the case of a professional athlete such as Andy Roddick, tend to prompt questions about the state of your career. Roddick turned 28 on Monday, Day 1 of this year’s U.S. Open, and after beating Stephane Robert of France 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, the ninth-seeded American was asked what significance he attributes to his age. Kim Clijsters is “special,” too. The Belgian won the U.S. Open each of the last two times she entered, in 2005 and 2009, and she stretched her winning streak in New York to 15 matches Monday despite a brief blip. The No. 2-seeded Clijsters began her title defense with a 6-0, 7-5 victory over 104th-ranked Greta Arn of Hungary.

By RYAN SARDA sarda@sanfordherald.com CAMERON — Both Pinecrest and Union Pines could face postseason bans for a bench clearing brawl that took place on the football field Friday night between the two Moore County rivals.

Six players — three from each team — were ejected for fighting, which is an automatic two-game suspension. According to North Carolina High School Athletic Assocation rules, a team whose players or coaches pick up three or more ejections during the season for

fighting will be banned from the playoffs. Since both Union Pines and Pinecrest each had three players ejected, a postseason ban will most likely be coming to both programs. During the game, held in Southern Pines, an onfield scuffle broke out late in the second quar-

Tar Heels football

Charlotte to host major in 2017 By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

CLEMENS PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO LYING CHARGE

BASKETBALL NEV. REGULATORS PROBING JORDAN SON’S PARTYING LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts International was under investigation after the underage son of basketball great Michael Jordan bragged on Twitter about partying at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, Nevada gambling regulators said Monday. Officials were examining whether the casino operator violated laws prohibiting drinking or gambling by minors, Nevada Gaming Control Board enforcement chief Jerry Markling said. People under 21 often try to gamble or drink in Las Vegas, but punishment for casino operators depend on the circumstances, Markling said. Jordan’s 19-year-old son Marcus Jordan tweeted Aug. 20 about spending $35,000 at Haze at Aria Resort & Casino.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventime Cy Young winner Roger Clemens pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of lying to Congress about whether he used steroids or human growth hormone. When asked for a plea by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, the retired Major League Baseball pitcher said in a clear voice: “Not guilty, your honor.” Clemens and another of baseball’s premier stars sullied by steroid accusations, all-time home run leader Barry Bonds, could both begin their day in court next spring, turning the spotlight back on major league baseball’s long-running drug scandal just as it opens the 2011 season. Wearing a dark jacket, brown pants and tie, Clemens appeared in federal court only a few blocks from where he swore under oath to a House committee in 2008 that he had not used performance-enhancing drugs.

ter that saw three players ejected from both teams ejected and forced law enforcement officials to come in and restore order. “At this point, we’re still in the middle of investigating everything,” said Carolyn Shannon-

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North Carolina coach Butch Davis, shown in this file photo, in a game last season. Less than a week away from the high-profile opener that will kick off North Carolina’s fourth season under Davis, the 18th-ranked Tar Heels aren’t sure exactly who will be playing for them against No. 21 LSU in Atlanta.

Heels face many questions heading into season opener BY BRIANA GORMAN bgorman@heraldsun.com

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina kicks off its season against LSU in Atlanta in four days, but which Tar Heels play, let alone even make the trip, still is unknown. UNC did not release a depth chart with its weekly game notes Monday, and Coach Butch Davis said its been “fluid” because of the ongoing two-pronged NCAA investigation into possible improper benefits and academic misconduct. ACC associate commissioner Mike Finn said in an email that there is no league rule regarding

depth charts. “We always have to be prepared for any unforeseen things,” Davis said. “Throughout the course of all seasons, there’s always unforeseen things that could pop up. ... I think the overriding message that I’ve always tried to deliver to our players is be prepared. You never know when your opportunity is going to present itself.” Davis would not say how many players possibly could sit out because of the investigations, but he said personnel decisions might not be made until the day of the game. And everyone might not be

making the trip to Atlanta. “If they are deemed that they cannot play, they will not travel,” Davis said. The NCAA began investigating UNC in mid-July about players possibly having improper contact with agents or receiving extra benefits, which led to the revelation of possibly academic misconduct during a news conference Thursday night. Wide receiver Greg Little and defensive tackle Marvin Austin are at the center of the initial probe, while sources said multiple starters on

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RALEIGH — Since Quail Hollow Club returned to the PGA Tour in 2003, bigname golfers from Tiger Woods to Phil Mickelson have said the Charlotte course could be the site for a major championship. That will come in 2017 when it will host the PGA Championship, the final major of each pro season. A state government official with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Monday that the PGA of America will make a formal announcement on Tuesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt the official announcement. Quail Hollow’s difficult but fair old-style layout has drawn one of the top non-major fields of the year. Tiger Woods, who won there in 2007, chose Charlotte as his first nonmajor tournament after he missed much of the beginning of this season when his extramarital affairs were exposed. While Woods missed the cut, he said a year earlier that Quail Hollow would be a good spot for a U.S. Open or PGA Championship. “You add rough, make it a par-70 and there you go,” he said. Added Geoff Ogilvy during last May’s event: “It’s a course that feels a step above, challenge-wise. ... I think if we all turned up

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McNeill embraces challenge of 1st game week By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer GREENVILLE — The smoke will billow near East Carolina’s locker room, the pyrotechnics will sparkle and they’ll blast Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” over the speakers. Then, for the first time, Ruffin McNeill will lead the Pirates onto the field. “Right now, I’m getting little goose bumps,” McNeill said Monday, a full six days before gameday. “You can’t fake that.” While there’s no hiding McNeill’s passion for his alma mater, there are more pressing things to worry about than making a grand entrance. Playing a Conference USA rival — not to mention, one that might

be carrying a grudge — has a way of creating an added sense of urgency. McNeill’s first game in charge of the two-time defending league champion Pirates, and his first game as a full-time head coach anywhere, comes Sunday when Tulsa visits in the first C-USA game of the season. “It’s a conference game, but it’s our first game, and it’s the only game we’ve got this week, so all the focus will be on Tulsa,” McNeill said. “The motivation will be there. It’s the next guy up. It’s the first guy up. That’s enough motivation for us.” It helps that McNeill has some familiarity with Tulsa coach Todd Graham. McNeill spent the past decade on Texas Tech’s staff, while Graham

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New East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill discussed the Pirates’ season opener against Tulsa at a press conference on Monday. The Pirates will host Tulsa on Saturday in Greenville.


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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.

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LILLINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Southern Lee girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tennis team fell to Western Harnett 9-0 on Monday afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very young,â&#x20AC;? said Southern Lee head coach Rob Newman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of room to grow, but right now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just so young and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing teams that have been playing together for a while.â&#x20AC;? The Cavaliers fall to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the Cape Fear Valley Conference.

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. Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek at Southern Lee, 3:30 p.m. n Cross Country Lee County at Green Hope, 3:30 p.m.

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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 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tennis Lee County at Middle Creek, 3:30 p.m.

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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.

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n Football The Sanford Sting Pop Warner football association will celebrate Josh Britt Day at Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s games at Lee County High School.

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Mites quarterback (10) Jackson Lamb hands off to Malik Roberson (3).

Mighty Mites win opener SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Sanford Sting Mighty Mites beat the Cary Chargers at Paul Gay Stadium on Saturday by a score of 13-12. Opening Day proved successful for the Mites as the offense was able to move the ball for short games with runs from Jaden Hodges, Chase Alexander and Colin Johnson. Offensive blocking by Marcus Gray, Matthew Rumbold, Cameron Horton, Jaxson Mcbride, Jerry Smith, Connor Wells and Clay Beal allowed the Mites to move the ball into the red zone but they were still unable to convert a touchdown. The Mites defense led by David Heldt, Cole Furrie, Pascal Lutz, Kyle Rodriguez, Jack Flanhery and Drew Bryan were able to hold the Chargers to little movement. However, one sweep play by the Chargers offense found open sideline and allowed for a Charger touchdown to end the first half. With the Sting down

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Lady Crusaders fall in straight sets

BEAR CREEK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Grace Christian volleyball team lost in three games to Chatham Central on Monday afternoon at Chatham Central High School. The scores were 25-12, 2515, 25-21. The Lady Crusaders fall to 1-3 overall.

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by 6 entering the second half Jackson Lamb was able to make good yardage on a kickoff return that put the Sting in good field position. Quarterback, Thomas Harrington, ran a reverse to Malik Roberson for a large yardage gain that gave the Sting its first touchdown of the day.

The Chargers retaliated with a dive play up the middle that scored their second touchdown and retain the lead. The Sting would not be outdone and Chase Alexander pushed his way into the endzone and gave the Sting the lead that would take them to the victory.

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Manny Ramirez leaves Dodgers to join White Sox CLEVELAND (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Manny Ramirez will have to follow two nonnegotiable rules if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to play for White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. No. 1: Stretch with your teammates. No. 2: Be on the field for the national anthem. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it. Well, he may have to trim the dreadlocks. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want him to feel comfortable here,â&#x20AC;? Guillen said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want him to like it here. I want him to have fun and I want him to be Manny.â&#x20AC;? Back to frighten pitchers

who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen him regularly in a few years, Ramirez will try to get Chicago back to the AL playoffs. As expected, the White Sox claimed the unpredictable but productive 12-time All-Star slugger on waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers, counting on his powerful bat, full of so many October swings and homers, to help them make a postseason push. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, he can come in here and give us some help,â&#x20AC;? White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to make up some ground. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt

Manny can hit. He makes any team better.â&#x20AC;? Chicago began a key 10-game trip to Cleveland, Boston and Detroit on Monday night, although Ramirez is not expected to join the White Sox, his fourth major league team, until Tuesday. They began the day 4 1/2 games behind first-place Minnesota in the AL Central. The 38-year-old Ramirez returns to the AL after spending parts of three seasons in Los Angeles, a stay that ended on a somewhat sour note. He batted .311 with eight homers and

40 RBIs in 66 games with the Dodgers this season, but was on the disabled list from July 20 to Aug. 20 with a right calf strain and missed 33 games. Guillen said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible Ramirez could play on Tuesday if he feels up to it. Guillen plans to use Ramirez primarily as a designated hitter and will bat him fifth. The White Sox are trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008. That year, they traded for Ken Griffey Jr. before the July 31 deadline, but he had little impact down the stretch or in the postseason.

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Former Los Angeles Dodgersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; slugger Manny Ramirez strikes out while pinch hitting against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Saturday. Ramirez was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox and joined his new team on Monday

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Smith not too impressed with Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; receivers CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Steve Smith feels like a wise elder as he watches Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young receivers drop passes, struggle to get open, run the wrong routes and fail to produce a touchdown in the preseason. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of like the dad driving in the car and he hears the kids in the back talking about the things theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do,â&#x20AC;? the Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; four-time Pro Bowl receiver said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then on the field, you see the opportunity and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind of closing their eyes a little bit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a learning experience for me, being an older guy. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a learning experience for them as younger guys that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not

college anymore.â&#x20AC;? With the 31-year-old Smith sidelined for most of training camp and three preseason games while he recovers from a breaking his left forearm in a flag football game, the Panthers have tried numerous receiver combinations with no success. With only one tuneup left Thursday at Pittsburgh, Carolina may be further away from identifying the No. 2 receiver than when camp began. Nobody from the inexperienced group of Dwayne Jarrett, Brandon LaFell, Kenny Moore, Wallace Wright, David Gettis, Armanti Edwards and Trent Guy seems like a sure bet to replace veteran Muhsin

Muhammad, who wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t re-signed. Smith thinks the group, average age 23.4, may not have properly used all the resources available, including himself. Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career leader with 58 touchdowns said he â&#x20AC;&#x153;kind of kept my mouth closedâ&#x20AC;? in training camp because he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t playing and perhaps not getting proper respect as one of the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top receivers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then when we watched film and we went over plays, they were showing examples of the things that I did last year. It kind of helps get a little credibility with those guys,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether they want to hear it or not, they get in the game

and all of sudden things change and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting smashed up side the head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll come to me and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll kind of give them their space and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m like, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;What do I know?â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; With Matt Moore in his first year as starting quarterback, the Panthers have spent extra time on the passing game dating to Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minicamp. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thrown 117 passes and had just 70 running plays in three preseason games, but are still looking for their first offensive touchdown. Every receiver, it seems, has flaws. Jarrett has good hands, but has trouble getting open and often runs wrong routes. LaFellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a

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keep focused, because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be playing the game regardless. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to cancel the game. ... â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to go down there and play with whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there and do our best.â&#x20AC;? Pianalto and Yates said they were both surprised by the allegations of academic problems, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on

with the investigation. Yates said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just ready to play football, and pushing the NCAA investigations to the side for one day will be a little bit of a relief. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little more difficult [with] this stuff coming out just a week before we go into the game, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of question marks,â&#x20AC;? Yates said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody really knows whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen. But we know that no

matter what, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go out there and perform and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to control the things that we can control.â&#x20AC;?

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defense have been practicing with the scout team since Wednesday. Davis would not speculate about which side of the ball might be more affected by the NCAA probe, but quarterback T.J. Yates and tight end Zack Pianalto both agreed the uncertainty is affecting the defense more than the offense at this point. Yates and Pianalto were the only players available to the media Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The defense] obviously [has] a little more people in jeopardy than the offensive side of the ball does,â&#x20AC;? said Yates, who Davis reaffirmed as the starter Monday. Pianalto said the Tar Heels are not letting the latest investigation become a distraction, and they are doing what they did before - put their heads down and focus on LSU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every team in the country will go through adversity this year, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had our fair share and it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the last piece of adversity we get this fall,â&#x20AC;? Pianalto said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You just have to take it in stride,

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Sports Review

Sports in brief

JASON CAMPBELL RETURNS TO PRACTICE ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell practiced for the first time since being carted off the field during a preseason loss to San Francisco on Saturday. The team still is unsure whether he’ll play this week. Campbell appeared fine during a light 90-minute workout Monday in no pads and showed no lingering effects from the stinger he suffered after being hit by 49ers linebacker Travis LaBoy in the second quarter. Campbell’s right wrist, which he injured on the previous series and was more of a concern for the Raiders, also appeared fine. If Campbell is held out of Thursday’s preseason finale against Seattle, backup Bruce Gradkowski will likely start.

U.S. Soccer Signs bradley to extension CHICAGO (AP) — Bob Bradley isn’t going anywhere. U.S. Soccer announced late Monday it had agreed to a four-year extension with Bradley, ending speculation he was seeking a job in Europe and that the federation wanted to start anew in the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Bob is honored to be the U.S. coach,” said Ron Waxman, Bradley’s agent. “It’s a job he enjoys very much, and he’s very happy.” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and Bradley will address the extension Tuesday. Bradley is 38-20-8 in four years, including a victory last year over top-ranked Spain that earned the Americans a spot in the Confederations Cup final, their first at a major FIFA tournament. The United States also won its group at the World Cup in South Africa before being eliminated in a 2-1 overtime loss to Ghana. Though many countries addressed their coaching situations right after the World Cup, Gulati felt no pressure to move quickly because Bradley’s current deal didn’t expire until December. The Americans also had an exhibition against Brazil earlier this month and will play two more in October.

USA SURVIVES TEST, HOLDS OFF BRAZIL ISTANBUL (AP) — The shot bounced off the back rim, then the front, then finally fell out. With that, the United States walked off the court with a victory, and another warning: A world championship won’t come easily for this young team — if it comes at all. The Americans survived their first tough test in Turkey, edging Brazil 70-68 on Monday when Leandro Barbosa’s shot rattled out at the buzzer. “This game right here was an eye opener,” U.S. guard Derrick Rose said. Kevin Durant scored 27 points and Chauncey Billups added 15 for the Americans (3-0), who essentially clinched Group B with the victory. But they have bigger goals than a group championship, trying to end a 16-year U.S. drought in this event.

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was a high school coach in a Dallas suburb before he made the jump to college ball, joining West Virginia’s staff in 2001 and later getting his Division I head coaching job at Rice in 2006. He moved to Tulsa a year later. “I’ve crossed paths with coach McNeill quite a bit,” Graham said. “It’s genuinely the real deal. I’m very impressed with him. ... As a former high school coach, just the type of person that he is, he really cares about people.” The Pirates are 2-0 in the past two seasons against Tulsa, including a victory in the 2008 CUSA title game, and that prompted Graham to call East Carolina “the team to beat in this conference.” But those teams were settled at quarterback. This one isn’t, at least not yet. McNeill said he has yet to decide whether former Boston College QB Dominique Davis or sophomore walk-on Brad Wornick will take the first snap Sunday against the Golden Hurricane. The longtime Mike Leach assistant said Wornick at times reminds him of former Tech signal-callers Cody Hodges and Kliff Kingsbury. Davis, Ruffin said, has big-game experience after helping BC reach the 2008 ACC title game, plus the talent and intelligence to run McNeill’s version of the “Air Raid” offense. “In this offense, and what we do, a strong arm is great, but it’s ... when and how you deliver that

thing that’s important in this offense,” McNeill said. “Both guys are doing a great job. ... Those guys are battling night and day. ... You’ll see one guy in seven-on-seven just complete great throws. Then, the next guy in team (drills will) do the same thing.” For the man known around campus as “Coach Ruff,” it’s been a long wait to not only return home, but to get that elusive first head coaching opportunity. The Lumberton native and former East Carolina defensive back in the late 1970s spent the past 30 years as a career assistant. He bounced from Austin Peay to Appalachian State to UNLV, before landing at Texas Tech in 2000. Following a messy divorce between Leach and the school, McNeill was put in charge on an interim basis for the Red Raiders’ Alamo Bowl victory over Michigan State. Tommy Tuberville got the full-time job and didn’t retain McNeill, who was hired by his alma mater in January after Skip Holtz left for South Florida. “I’m looking forward to seeing our fans and getting around Pirate Nation and getting our football team, more importantly than me, around them,” McNeill said. “They’re not coming to see me. They’re coming to see our football team. “I’m sure it’ll be emotional, and I’m looking forward to the execution of the game operation. That’s the exciting part of it to me. Let’s see who can beat who. I love that part of the game. But I’ll be excited, I’m sure.”

BASEBALL

American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 80 50 .615 — Tampa Bay 80 50 .615 — Boston 74 57 .565 61⁄2 Toronto 68 62 .523 12 Baltimore 48 83 .366 321⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 75 56 .573 — Chicago 70 60 .538 41⁄2 Detroit 65 66 .496 10 Kan. City 55 75 .423 191⁄2 Cleveland 53 77 .408 211⁄2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 73 57 .562 — 1 Oakland 65 64 .504 7 ⁄2 Los Angeles 63 68 .481 101⁄2 Seattle 51 79 .392 22 ——— Sunday’s Games Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2 Detroit 10, Toronto 4 N.Y. Yankees 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 8, Texas 2 Baltimore 1, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 2, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Boston (Beckett 4-3) at Baltimore (Matusz 6-12), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 2-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-12), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Mazzaro 6-6) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 15-6), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 10-8) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 10-4), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Galarraga 4-5) at Minnesota (Duensing 7-2), 8:10 p.m. Texas (Cl.Lee 10-8) at Kansas City (O’Sullivan 2-4), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 2-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 10-10), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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here and had a U.S. Open or PGA (Championship), it would feel like a normal U.S. Open or a PGA. It does feel like a major kind of place.” Gov. Beverly Perdue, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx and club president Johnny Harris all are expected at Tuesday’s announcement, a public relations firm said. Quail Hollow’s first major will be part of a busy time for the Caroli-

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house, the assistant commissioner of the NCHSAA. “We’re still trying to figure out everything by talking to those that were there. We’re still talking to both schools’ coaches, the officials and trying to figure out what exactly happened.” The incident took place after Pinecrest’s Bryan Van Cleave scored on a twoyard run. He then ran in a two-point conversion to help make Pinecrest’s big lead even bigger at 49-7 right before halftime. On the ensuing kickoff, the scuffle broke out at

East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 75 55 .577 — Philadelphia 73 57 .562 2 Florida 65 64 .504 91⁄2 New York 65 65 .500 10 Washington 56 75 .427 191⁄2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 75 55 .577 — St. Louis 69 59 .539 5 Milwaukee 62 68 .477 13 Houston 59 71 .454 16 Chicago 55 76 .420 201⁄2 Pittsburgh 43 87 .331 32 West Division W L Pct GB San Diego 76 53 .589 — San Francisco72 59 .550 5 Colorado 68 61 .527 8 Los Angeles 67 64 .511 10 Arizona 52 79 .397 25

TV Sports Listings

Tuesday, Aug. 31

TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open, first round, at New York 7 p.m. ESPN2 — U.S. Open, first round, at New York

p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

TENNIS

U.S. Open Results

Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, def. Olivier Rochus, Belgium, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (0), 6-2. Albert Montanes (21), Spain, def. Michal Przysiezny, Poland, 5-7, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-0. Taylor Dent, United States, def. Alejandro Falla, Colombia, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, def. Somdev Devvarman, India, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

——— Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 5 N.Y. Mets 5, Houston 1 Atlanta 7, Florida 6 Washington 4, St. Louis 2 Milwaukee 8, Pittsburgh 4 Colorado 10, L.A. Dodgers 5 San Francisco 9, Arizona 7 Philadelphia 5, San Diego 0 Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 11-6) at Cincinnati (Harang 6-7), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 8-6) at Atlanta (Minor 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 0-0) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 11-8), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-10) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 128), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 14-4) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 10-12), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Correia 10-9) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 8-9), 9:40 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 8-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Monasterios 3-4), 10:10 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 2-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 5-4), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games St. Louis at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 6:10

By The Associated Press Monday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $22.7 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Men First Round Kei Nishikori, Japan, def. Evgeny Korolev, Kazakhstan, 7-6 (0), 5-2, retired. Nikolay Davydenko (6), Russia, def. Michael Russell, United States, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3. Marin Cilic (11), Croatia, def. Illya Marchenko, Ukraine, 7-5, 6-3, 6-1. Juan Carlos Ferrero (22), Spain, def. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, 6-1, 6-3, 6-0. Richard Gasquet, France, def. Simon Greul, Germany, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands, def. Marc Gicquel, France, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Ricardo Mello, Brazil, def. Bjorn Phau, Germany, 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (4). Ivan Dodig, Croatia, def. Fernando Gonzalez (27), Chile, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 1-0, retired. Igor Andreev, Russia, def. Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Gael Monfils (17), France, def. Robert Kendrick, United States, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Robin Soderling (5), Sweden, def. Andreas Haider-Maurer, Austria, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 5-7, 6-4. Andy Roddick (9), United States, def. Stephane Robert, France, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Carsten Ball, Australia, def. Milos Raonic, Canada, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3, 6-2. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Ryan Sweeting, United States, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2. Jurgen Melzer (13), Austria, def. Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2. Guillaume Rufin, France, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-1.

Women First Round Francesca Schiavone (6), Italy, def. Ayumi Morita, Japan, 6-1, 6-0. Melanie Oudin, United States, def. Olga Savchuk, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-0. Elena Baltacha, Britain, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-2, 6-2. Alisa Kleybanova (28), Russia, def. Johanna Larsson, Sweden, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Elena Dementieva (12), Russia, def. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-1, 6-2. Alona Bondarenko (29), Ukraine, def. Vera Dushevina, Russia, 6-0, 5-7, 6-4. Maria Elena Camerin, Italy, def. Sophie Ferguson, Australia, 6-4, 6-0. Sara Errani, Italy, def. Tathiana Garbin, Italy, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Sally Peers, Australia, def. Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada, 6-0, 6-1. Gisela Dulko, Argentina, def. Angelique Kerber, Germany, 6-3, 6-1. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (20), Russia, def. Kristina Barrois, Germany, 6-4, 6-1. Kim Clijsters (2), Belgium, def. Greta Arn, Hungary, 6-0, 7-5. Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 6-4, 7-5. Shahar Peer (16), Israel, def. Jelena Kostanic Tosic, Croatia, 6-4, 7-5. Petra Kvitova (27), Czech Republic, def. Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, 6-4, 7-5. Daniela Hantuchova (24), Slovakia, def. Dinara Safina, Russia, 6-3, 6-4. Sania Mirza, India, def. Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portugal, 6-3, 6-2. Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 7-5, 6-4. Agnes Szavay, Hungary, def. Sandra Zahlavova, Czech Republic, 6-0, 6-2. Sybille Bammer, Austria, def. Zuzana Ondraskova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-0.

nas hosting golf’s biggest events. The 2012 PGA Championship will be at Kiawah Island, S.C. In 2014 Pinehurst, N.C.’s famed No. 2 course will host the men’s and women’s U.S. Opens in consecutive weeks. Harris said in May he was interested in Quail Hollow hosting a big event, whether it was a PGA Championship or Ryder Cup. PGA officials have made numerous trips to the course as they decided on the tournament in 2017, the earliest year in which the course hadn’t been picked.

Quail Hollow will have a slightly different look because the calendar year’s last major is in August. The warm, late-summer date will mean the course will be entirely played on Bermuda grass. The May PGA Tour event is played on overseeded rye. That would mean what’s now called the Wells Fargo Championship continues past the bank’s title sponsor deal of 2014, it likely wouldn’t be held at Quail Hollow in 2017 so officials can prepare for the PGA. The course will also likely make other changes — some in response to

Mickelson’s criticism earlier this year. While he’s said the course is major-worthy, Mickelson was critical of the 12th and 18th greens. Harris has said he would consider tweaks to both. Getting picked for the PGA Championship is a coup for the private club and the city of Charlotte, a banking city hit hard by the financial crisis. It’s expected to being in thousands of visitors and pump millions of dollars into the economy. Next year’s PGA Championship will be held at Atlanta Athletic Club.

midfield. Members of Pinecrest were on the Union Pines side of the field and members of Union Pines ran out onto the field. After about a 15-minute delay, Pinecrest would go on to win the game 69-14. Union Pines head coach Ryan Riggan would not comment on the fight, directing everything to principal Robin Lea. “We deeply regret that such an incident took place because it does not represent the high expectations we have for our athletes regarding good sportsmanship,” said Lea in an e-mail to The Herald on Monday. The Patriots (2-0) scored

35 points in the first quarter to build a lead that they never lost. In addition to suspensions and possible playoff implications, both teams could face a $1,000 fine for having players come onto the field to participate in a fight. Shannonhouse says that the investigation should be completed within one to two days and once a decision on suspensions is made, both schools will be informed. “Right now, everything is still pending because we’re still investigating,” said Shannonhouse. “We’ll make our decision soon and when we do, we’ll let

both schools know.” According to Shannonhouse, there is no video footage of the brawl, which makes it even harder for the NCHSAA to determine what exactly happened. “We’re still investigating and trying to put everything together,” said Shannonhouse. “Once we take everything from both parties into account, we’ll go from there. It really all just depends on what happened. We’re trying to find video footage of the game so we can actually see it.” The Vikings will play Chatham Central this Friday night while Pinecrest prepares for Overhills.


Features

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DEAR ABBY

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Funerals celebrating life bring comfort to the living DEAR ABBY: Your advice to “Pam in Springfield, Ohio” (July 14), whose husband didn’t want to go to his mother’s funeral, was right on. A memorial service can be a very different experience than a funeral with the casket present. One of the classiest ones I ever attended was at an art museum, with a jazz trio and a display of the deceased’s artwork all around. After listening to some wonderfully funny stories about the nifty lady we were there to honor, there was wine and finger food and cordial sharing of fond memories. My advice to any family is to start talking about funerals now, before the big event, sharing what you like and what you don’t about funerals. There is never only one way to do it. — LISA CARLSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FUNERAL ETHICS ORG.

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Happy Birthday: You have the potential to do great things this year. Your past passions should be resurrected and put into play. Now is the perfect time to test your skills and show everyone what you are truly capable of accomplishing. Don’t overlook the small details because you are looking at the big picture. You numbers are 2, 7, 13, 20, 23, 38, 41 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put a little magic back into your current relationship or, if single, get out and meet someone new. Partnerships will offer creative input that will help you formulate what you can do in the future, personally and professionally. 4 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Let your personality shine through in every encounter you have with peers, associates or friends. Your knowledge and ability to adapt will make people gravitate to you. A trip or social event will bring you in touch with a big talker. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be hard to understand, fluctuating back and forth about the way you feel and what you want to do. The less said, the easier it will be to figure out which path to take. Interacting with others will only confuse you more. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t waste your time arguing with someone who isn’t likely to see things your way. Use your time wisely. Love will be like walking a tightrope -- no matter what you do, you will be blamed for the way things turn out. 4 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let your emotions decide what’s right for you. Do your homework so you know exactly where you stand and with whom you are dealing. Love is in the stars and a passionate encounter looks promising. 2 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t take on a responsibility that is likely to stifle your pleasurable plans. You can stop someone from taking

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DEAR LISA: Agreed! It’s always nice to receive a letter from you. You have long been a valued resource to me and my readers. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I work in a funeral home and would suggest a couple of options to Pam regarding her husband. Some funeral homes have more than one viewing room. They could display his mother in one and have the receiving line in another. That way, he wouldn’t have to see his mother in a casket. The service could include a closed casket -- or none at all. Another choice would be crema-

— MISSING MOM AND DAD, EUGENE, ORE.

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tion with a memorial service afterward. Both arrangements would allow the husband the chance for a final goodbye without seeing Mom in the casket. Whatever he decides, the wife should accept his final decision. — LAURIE IN NEW YORK DEAR ABBY: Sadly, both of my parents passed away within two years of each other. Instead of a funeral we held a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. (They both wanted to be cremated, so we did not have to deal with a coffin.) Abby, the celebration was beautiful for both. We created slide shows and poster boards of their lives, told funny stories about them, and had people get up randomly if they had their own stories to share. Yes, it was sad because we miss our parents dearly ... but it has also been much easier dealing with our loss when remembering their service as a celebration of their lives.

DEAR ABBY: I have made it clear to all of my family members that I will not attend their funerals if they go before I do. I stopped attending funerals the minute I was allowed to decide for myself around the age of 16 (I am now 40). Whenever I go to a funeral, the prevailing memory for me is the one of the person lying in the coffin. I no longer remember him or her as alive. For the most part, my family has been very understanding and allowed me to grieve in my own way. Pam should let her husband keep his memories of his mother in life and support him. Rather than worrying about him being there for his siblings, she needs to be concerned about being there for him. — ROSEMARIE IN MINNEAPOLIS DEAR ABBY: A funeral is for the living -- not the deceased. I lost my husband after a long illness a few years ago. His last wishes were to have no funeral so our children and I would not have to go through that. Instead, we celebrated his life with family and close friends -- including pictures and stories that we turned into a memorial biography of his life. As much as we miss him, this has been a much better means of coping for our family. — CHERYL IN LAS CRUCES

ODDS AND ENDS Officer, that’s not me! Mistaken ID jails pastor SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A series of unfortunate coincidences led to a case of mistaken identity that put a Louisiana minister behind bars for nearly eight hours. Gregory Jones, pastor at Eden Worship Center, was pulled over for speeding and arrested as a man wanted for violating parole in Texas. The minister not only had the same name as the wanted man, but the same birthdate — and a Texas driver’s license. So he wound up handcuffed and taken to a Shreveport jail. Jones says deputies treated him well and assured him they were checking his claims. A photograph and fingerprint check eventually confirmed he wasn’t the wanted man. Caddo Lt. Don Gibbs says the department was sorry for Jones’ inconvenience but committed to ensuring wanted criminals don’t accidentally go free.

Six arrested after gunfire at baptism party FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Police said a baptism party where some uninvited guests arrived turned into a brawl that resulted in gunfire. Police were dispatched to the Progressive Men’s Club at 2 a.m. Saturday after a caller reported gunfire. Witness Amy Manjarrez told Fort Smith television station KHBS that her uncle was pistol whipped and that others, including her father and a disk

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Police: Would-be burglar gets caught in grease vent NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A would-be burglar who tried to break into a South Carolina restaurant found himself in a tight and a greasy situation. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported a man tried to break into a North Charleston restaurant by climbing down a grease vent. He got stuck and had to wait almost seven hours until he could be freed. North Charleston Police said the man was discovered shortly before 5 a.m. Monday when an employee heard someone calling for help. Police arrived to find a foot dangling in a vent above a stove. Kevin Michael Harley of North Charleston was charged with second-degree burglary. It could not immediately be determined if the 23-year-old Harley had an attorney.

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Don’t let dad’s mistakes be your own Q: My late father was mostly in prison when I was growing up, and the one thing I always said was that I’d never end up like he did. But now I have (I’m in jail for the first time), and it’s really depressing me. Did God make me so I’d be just like my father, and there’s nothing I can do about it? -- D.W. A: No, it isn’t inevitable that you’ll follow in your father’s footsteps; God didn’t make you so you’d have to do what he did. Instead, the Bible makes it clear that each of us is responsible for our own actions. We can’t blame someone else (including our parents) for what we did, or say that we had no choice in the matter because God made us that way. Each decision we make is ours alone, and we alone are responsible for the choices we make -- either good or bad. The Bible says, “The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father” (Ezekiel 18:20). This doesn’t mean it’s been easy for you to choose the right way -- for it hasn’t. Your father left you a poor example, and never showed you how to live a better life. But I hope you’ll take your brush with the law as a wakeup call -- a God-given opportunity to start anew and put your feet on a different path, with His help. God loves you, and He doesn’t want you to end up the way your father did. How can you do this? The key is to put your life into God’s hands, by committing yourself to Jesus Christ. By a simple prayer of faith ask Christ to forgive you and come into your life today -- and He will.


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Bizarro by Dan Piraro

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0955 6ft. Long Waterscamp 2. 12 Volt DC Wired w/ Plug-in For Kicker Motor. Can Also Be Paddled. Call: 919-498-1045 A Nice 6 Chair Dining Set-Table & Chairs $240, Couch, Entertainment Center, 5 Chair Patio Table & Umbrella. 478-1618 Cannon G3 Digital Camera. All Accessories & Charger. Take Pics/Movie Clips, Fold Out LCD Screen. R/R Warranty. $75 Call: 774-1066 Child Car Seat $15. Baby Bath Tub $5. Call: 919-774-7071 Collapsable Dog Kennel 28"x42" $15. 919-776-9907 Complete Computer SystemInternet Ready. $35 & $55. Call: 919-718-6135 Dell & Gateway Computers. WS07 Available. Several Models Available Starting $125. Call 774-1066. Dog Kennel For Medium/Small Dog $75. Call: 919-775-4523 Pfaltzgraff Dishes, Yorktowne Pattern, Excellent Condition, Service For 6- $50. Serving Pieces Available $5-$10. Call: 919-774-8485 Sturdy Kitchen Table w/ 4 Chairs, Heavy Duty Thick Wood, $150. Call: 919-935-1941 Trotter Treadmill $250 OBO Call: 919-721-7372 White Electric Range $125 & Dishwasher $50. Both In Very Good Condition. $150 For Both. Call: 353-4988 or 919-776-1415

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF FINES, PENALTIES, AND FORFEITURES, U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, CHARLOTTE, NC, AUGUST 31, 2010. Notice is hereby given that the following property was seized in Broadway, North Carolina on July 7, 2010, under the provisions of title 18, United States Code, section 981, for violation of title 18, United States Code, section 1956 and title 21, United States Code, section 881: One (1) 2004 H2 Hummer VIN: 5GRGN23U74H100984 (APV. $16,175.00) Anyone asserting an interest and claim to the property must file, within twenty (20) days from the date of first publication of this notice, a claim with the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer, Customs and Border Protection, 1901 Cross Beam Drive, Charlotte, N.C., 28217, in default of which the seized property will be forfeited as prescribed by law. Elizabeth Sebik, FP&F Officer Executor Notice Having qualified as Executor of the estate of Jessie Mae Edwards Burns, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from August 10, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 10, day of August, 2010. Annette Burns Holt 290 Zion Church Road Sanford NC 27330 Executor/trix of the estate of Jessie Mae Edwards Burns (August 10, 17, 24, 31) AMENDEDNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE10 -SP183Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by LORI G. BAKER AND RAY E. BAKER, JR. to PHILIP E. GREER, Trustee(s), dated the 2N11 day ofAPRIL, 2009 and recorded in BOOK 1168, PAGE 850, LEE County Registry,

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North Carolina, Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of LEE County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door, in the City of SANFORD, LEE County, North Carolina at 10:00 O'CLOCK A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 13TH 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of LEE, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF LEE, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, AND BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;BEING ALL OF LOT 2073, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OF CAROLINA TRACE, SOUTH LANDING, SECTION' THREE, RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET 1, SLIDE 142, LEE COUNTY REGISTRY. REFERENCE TO SAID MAP IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION.TAX ID: 9670 0430-2600.Said property being located at: 2073 Sandalwood Drive, Sanford, NC 27332PRESENT RECORD OWNER BEING: LORI G. BAKER AND RAY E. BAKER, JR.Trustee may, in the Trustee's sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided inN.C.G.S. 45-21.23.Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases.Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the statutory final assessment fee of forty-five cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A308 (a) (1), and any applicable county and/or state land transfer tax and/or revenue tax.Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid, in cash or certified check, at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance of the purchase price so bid, at that time he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.G.S. 45-21.30(d) and (e).The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS , WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed.A cash or cashier's check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale.That an Order for possession of the

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property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold.Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.This the 23rd day of August, 2010.Michael W. Strickland, as Attorney for and President of ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, PA., Substitute Trustee210 East Russell Street, Suite 104 Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301(910) 483-3300Publish: August 30, 2010 and September 6, 2010 Executor Notice Having qualified as Executor of the estate of James William Wicker, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from August 24, 2010or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 23, day of August, 2010. Russell Jeffrey Wicker 722 Flynn Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Executor/trix of the estate of James William Wicker August 24th, 31st, September 7th & 14th Executor Notice Having qualified as Executor of the estate of SHIRLEY JEAN BOWLIN, deceased, late of Lee County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to the undersigned within three months from 31, August, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 31, day of August, 2010. STEPHEN RAY BOWLIN PO BOX 1853 SANFORD, NC 27331 Executor/trix of the estate of Shirley Jean Bowlin (8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21) Enclosures IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICEOF NORTH CAROLINASUPERIOR COURT DIVISIONLEE COUNTY10 sp 248 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY THEODORE A. RAUSCH, JR. AND TAMMY FINLEY RAUSCH DATED NOVEMBER 29, 2006 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1059 AT PAGE 583 IN THE LEE COUNTY PUBLIC REGISTRY, NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in the above-referenced deed of trust and because of default in the payment of the secured indebtedness and failure to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the

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county courthouse of said county at 2:00 PM on September 14, 2010 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Lee County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOT NO. 20, Lake Villanow Subdivision, as shown on plat entitled "Section Two, Lake Villanow" dated February 1990 by Jerry B. Maddox, RLS, recorded in Plat Cabinet 7, Slide 39, Lee County Registry, to which plat reference is hereby made for a more perfect description. And Being more commonly known as: 8504 Sugar Creek Dr, Sanford, NC 27332 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are Theodore A. Rausch, Jr. and Tammy Finley Rausch. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS, WHERE IS." Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are IMMEDIATELY DUE AND OWING. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. SPECIAL NOTICE FOR LEASEHOLD TENANTS: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is August 24, 2010. 10-006191Grady I. Ingle Or Elizabeth B. Ells Substitute Trustee10130 Perimeter Parkway, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC 28216(704) 333-8107http://shapiroattorneys.com/nc/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, LEE COUNTY 08 SP 0102 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Christopher Kerecz and Crystal Kerecz to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC., Trustee(s), dated July 05, 2007, and recorded in Book 1093, Page 404, Lee County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust

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and the undersigned, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Lee County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Lee County, North Carolina, at 11:45AM on September 14, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT NUMBER 434, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OF CAROLINA TRACE, SOUTH SHORE, HARBOR CREEK, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF LEE COUNTY IN PLAT CABINET 3, SLIDE 346 (FORMERLY MAP BOOK 12, PAGE 52). REFERENCE TO SAID MAP IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION. Said property is commonly known as 434 Windy Beach, Sanford, NC 27332. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance AS IS WHERE IS. There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Christopher Kerecz and Crystal Kerecz. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. ________________________ ___________ Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0806038NC /LMS Publication Dates: 8/31/10 & 9/7/10

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