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The Sunday Herald SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010



Happy Valentine’s Day

Love & Marriage

SANFORD SOLDIER AMONG THE TROOPS GIVING AID IN HAITI Sanford’s Jeremy Valtin, (pictured above, left) a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and a graduate of Western Harnett High School and UNC-Chapel Hill, is part of a Fort Bragg infantry currently helping earthquake victims in Haiti Full Story, Page 1C


Paige, 67, and Roger, 69, Lyons cozy up together in the back of their 1959 Dodge. ASHLEY GARNER/ The Sanford Herald

JACKETS’ SEASON ON THE LINE AS THEY ENTER TRI-9 TOURNEY Lee County High School has clinched the sixth seed in the conference and must now win the tournament in order to advance to the NCHSAA 4-A State Tournament Full Story, Page 1B

4 couples. 4 love stories. 4 ever. For Valentine’s Day, The Herald talked to four couples about love and the secrets of a happy marriage.


By Caitlin Mullen

THREE NEW BREEDS TO ENTER WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW Joining the cute chihuahuas and other breeds in next week’s Westminster Dog Show will be three new breeds: the Irish Red and White Setter, the Norwegian Bundhund and the Pyrenean Shepherd Full Story, Page 7B



oger and Paige Lyons share a passion for antique cars. The Sanford couple, who celebrated 50 years of marriage in December, own a blue and white 1959 Dodge that they take to antique car shows around the country. Their antique car hobby began when they were married: Roger purchased a 1927 Model T Ford for $100. His interest in antique cars began as a child, when he would assemble toy cars. Paige took an interest when they married and bought the Model T.

Full Story, Page 12A



Public input sought on ‘urban archery’

County to consider seeking earlier start to deer season


THE OLYMPICS TRAGEDY CASTS SHADOW OVER START OF WINTER OLYMPICS Television networks, including Olympics rights-holder NBC, did not shy away from airing sickening video of the practice run accident that killed a 21-year-old luger from the republic of Georgia on the opening day of the Vancouver Winter Games Full Story, Page 14A

Vol. 80, No. 36 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

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WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING 3 WAS DENIED TENURE AS PROF. A University of Alabama biology professor accused of gunning down three of her colleagues during a faculty meeting had been denied tenure and only had months left teaching at the school, a university official said Saturday

ALSO INSIDE (Clockwise, from top) Read the stories of Willis and Helen Davis, Brian and Amanda Martinsen; and Clawson and Ruth Hallman.

The Sanford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. 225 E. Weatherspoon St.


SANFORD — City residents will have a chance to speak their minds on the topic of a proposed archery deer hunting season inside the city limits at an upcom-

HAPPENING TODAY Jonesboro United Methodist Church will break ground for a new sign donated in memory of Jerry Seaman following the 11 a.m. worship service. Seaman was a dedicated JUMC member and community volunteer, and was well-known for is 30 years of service in the city and county school system. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

ing meeting of the Sanford City Council. The council is considering whether to opt into an urban archery season allowed by the state Wildlife Commission, and has asked for public input on the proposal at its meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. If the city decides to

See Archery, Page 5A

Want to go? The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet 6 p.m. Monday in the commissioners’ meeting room at the County Government Center.


SANFORD — The Lee County Board of Commissioners will consider a request Monday from the city of Sanford to lobby the

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state Wildlife Commission to change deer hunting regulations. Lee County is currently assigned to the state’s Central Deer Season, which allows gun hunting starting in November. The city is requesting that the county be assigned to the Eastern Deer Season, which begins a month earlier, and has

See County, Page 5A


More Weather, Page 16A



Sanford: Rev. John Holder, 64; Pittsboro: Wallace Rowland, 82; Carthage: Bertha Frye, 76

Herald Editor Billy Liggett gets in the Valentine’s Day spirit and writes about his wife

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

MONDAY ■ The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. ■ The Chatham County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the District Courtroom, 12 East St., Pittsboro. ■ The Chatham County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at SAGE Academy in Siler City. ■ The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building in Lillington. ■ The Moore County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at the Commissioners Room in Carthage. ■ The Lee County Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. ■ The Town of Carthage Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. ■ The Siler City Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Siler City.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Edward Judd, Terry Dowdy, Bernice Branch, Billy Luxton, Christine Torres, Isaac Jackson, Margaret Poe, Patrick Lamont French, Ashley Gunter, Dorothy Currie, Ardessa Street, Thomas Street, Madison Rayann Upchurch, Shane Yarborough, Beth Weeks Smith, Trevor Keith Downey, Jennifer Marks, Viola Westmoreland, Carson Lee Moore, Corey Taylor, Johnny Martin, Chrishod Upchurch, Audrey Swann, Azzaria Cain, Morgan Woods and Connor Bush. And to those celebrating Monday, especially Marcus Hunter, Barbara Rives, Jamire Tahleak Worthy, Sincere Travon Worthy, Nathanie William Laney, Misty Lee, Robert Cox Jr., Eulanda Blue, Doris Morrison, Alexander Jackson, Myila Champney, Mackenzie Riddle, Jimmie B. Holt, Brittney McNeill, Joshua R. Peterson, Cameron Yow, Todd Magee, Cassandra Y. McKendall and Jenifer Padilla. CELEBRITIES: Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 76. TV personality Pat O’Brien is 62. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 62. Actor Ken Wahl is 53. Actress Meg Tilly is 50. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 50. Actor Simon Pegg is 40. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 24. Actor Freddie Highmore is 18.


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Roland Monroe (right), Lee Census crew leader, swears in a group of Census takers at the Courthouse Annex. This photograph appeared in the April 3, 1950, Herald.


TUESDAY ■ The free CCCC course, “Business Recordkeeping and Taxes” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenter will be Sean Larsen.

WEDNESDAY ■ Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. ■ The CCCC course, “Small Claims Court” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenters will be representatives from the CLerk of Courts, Magistrate and Sheriff’s office. Cost is $7for the class and lunch.

FEB. 23 ■ What do you want to know about memory changes, dementia and Alzheimer’s? Teepa Snow, a dementia care specialist, will answer your questions on these matters at 6:30 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Registration not required. For information, call (919) 776-0501, ext. 230. ■ The free CCCC course, “Buying on eBay” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. the Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce. Presenter will be Bob Moyer.

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FEB. 25 ■ The 2010 Lillington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet will be held at the Harnett County Government Complex Commons. ■ The free CCCC course, “Finding and Writing Grants” will be held from 6:30 to 9

FEB. 20 ■ Central Fire Station at 512 Hawkins Avenue will check car seats between


10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday.

■ The free CCCC course, “Home Business Deducations and Taxes” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenter will be Sean Larsen.

■ “Let’s Talk” with Mayor Cornelia Olive will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Enrichment Center. ■ The Sanford Area Photographers Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Enrichment Center. Open to the general public for all adults.

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FEB. 27 ■ Central Carolina Community College presents a High Tech-High Touch laser workshop for middle school students and their parent or adult mentor. The workshop takes place 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Etheridge Building at the Harnett County Campus. All participants must register as student/adult pairs. Space is limited to 12 pairs, with registration $10 per pair. To register or for more information, call (910) 814-8828 or e-mail: ■ American Red Cross Babysitting Class from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 919.774.6857 to register. ■ Central Fire Station at 512 Hawkins Avenue will check car seats between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Appointments are required. Contact Krista at 775-8310 by 5 p.m. Wednesday to schedule an appointment for the following Saturday.


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p.m. at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center. Presenter will be Karen Kennedy. ■ A new community watch group for the Parkwood Community located on Hickory House Road will meet at 7 p.m. at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, 1401 Elm St., Sanford. Any questions or to learn more about starting a community watch group in your neighborhood, call Lt. David Prevatte at (919) 718-4563 ext. 5627.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2010. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day. This day in history: On Feb. 14, 1920, the League of Women Voters was founded in Chicago; its first president was Maud Wood Park. In 1778, the American ship Ranger carried the recently adopted Stars and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France. In 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state. In 1895, Oscar Wilde’s final play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opened at the St. James’s Theatre in London. In 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor was established. (It was divided into separate departments of Commerce and Labor in 1913.) In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union. In 1929, the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone’s gang were gunned down. In 1962, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House in a videotaped special that was broadcast on CBS and NBC (and several nights later on ABC).

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Filing quiet since busy Monday in Lee County

SANFORD — While Monday was busy at the Lee County Board of Elections office, no local candidates have stepped forward since then. Several candidates filed Monday, including incumbents Tracy Carter (Lee County sheriff), Susie Thomas (Lee County clerk of court), Jimmy Love Sr. (N.C. House District 51), Amy Dalrymple (Lee County Board of Commissioners District 2), Linda Shook (Lee County Board of Commissioners District 3), Linda Smith (Lee County Board of Education) Ellen Mangum (Lee County Board of Education), and Bob Etheridge (U.S. House) and challengers, Mike Womble, a former school board member seeking the District 3 seat on the Lee County Board of Commissioners, and John Bonardi, a former member of the Lee County Board of Education who filed to seek one of three seats available on that board in the May primary. In Johnston County, District Attorney Susan Doyle filed for re-election on Monday. Doyle, a Republican, represents Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties. On Wednesday, state Sen. Harris Blake, who represents Moore County and part of Harnett County, filed for re-election. The filing period runs through Feb. 26. Candidates must file in person at the Lee County Board of Elections, 225 S. Steele St. The Lee County Board of Elections can be reached at (919) 718-4646. — by Gordon Anderson


Baptist church to host ‘sould food luncheon’ Feb. 21

SANFORD — In the church’s continuing observance of Black History Month, First Calvary Baptist Church’s annual soul food luncheon will immediately follow the Sunday, Feb. 21 morning worship service. The speaker for morning service will be WRAL TV reporter, Dan Bowens. Reflections will be presented by Attorney Robert Reives II and

Jason, Thank you for being the love of my life and my best friend.

Love, Mandy

there will be special music. — from staff reports


Nearly half of jury seated in deadly rampage trial FAYETTEVILLE (MCT) — Seven jurors have been seated so far in the Cumberland County trial of a man accused of a deadly 40-mile road rampage. Abdullah El-Amin Shareef could face the death penalty if convicted of killing one person and injuring four others in 2004. Lawyers handling the case in Superior Court are closely questioning potential jurors about their thoughts on mental illness and the death penalty. Shareef, 31, is from Raeford. Authorities say he stole a city-owned van in Fayetteville and ran over five people between Fayetteville and Fuquay-Varina, in southern Wake County. Doctors have said Shareef suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. He was twice found incompetent to stand trial, according to court records, and previously entered pleas of not guilty by reason of insanity in 2008. Last month, the court found him competent to stand trial. In Cumberland County, he is accused of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and several other charges related to assaults and the theft of vehicles. An additional charge of attempted first-degree murder is pending in Harnett County. Shareef is charged with running down Gary Weller, David McCaskill and Robert Fortier in Fayetteville. In Linden, Shareef is charged with running down and killing Lionel Bass before taking Bass’ vehicle and continuing north, where he hit Seth Thompson in Harnett County. — Fayetteville Observer



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Rachel Patterson (dressed as Cupid), Mary Johnson, Joel Weiss and Savannah Prillaman (all of Sanford) got into the Valentine’s Day spirit by making a snow heart Saturday. Sanford saw up to 3 inches of snow late Friday, and most of it had melted by mid-afternoon Saturday.

Area sees another 4-5 inches of snow From staff reports SANFORD — After three to five inches of snow fell on Lee County Friday night, much of it melted Saturday. But what was left had the potential to refreeze overnight, and the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a winter weather advisory for black ice in effect until noon today. Snowfall amounts varied around the county, said Shane Seagroves, director of Lee County Emergency Services. Northern parts of the county saw three to four inches, while areas to the south received closer to 4

or 5 inches of snow. Melting snow, slush and water on roads may have frozen and resulted in areas of black ice overnight. Black ice will be most widespread on residential, shaded, hilly and less-traveled roads. Between 10 a.m. and noon today, temperatures will rise above freezing and road conditions should improve. The NWS predicts a 50 percent chance of showers after 8 a.m. Monday followed by a mostly

cloudy day with a high near 45 degrees. New rainfall won’t amount to more than a quarter of an inch. Superintendent Jeff Moss said he’d check the weather forecasts today, but unless a another major system moves through, he expected school would be held as usual Monday. If weather did cause more school closures, Moss said the district wouldn’t necessarily have to take a day from spring

break. “We’ll play it by ear. We could always still use a Saturday if we only go to school four days that week,” he said. “But most of the snow has melted.” Seagroves said he expected some precipitation Monday, but nothing major that would accumulate. With a a predicted high in the 40s, it will likely fall as rain. “It’s kind of a mixed bag,” he said.

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OBITUARIES Rev. John Holder

SANFORD — Rev. John Leonard Holder, 64, of Sanford died Saturday (02/13/10) at his residence. He was born Oct. 6, 1945 in Lee County to the late Thomas E. Holder and Hortense Puryear Holder. Rev. Holder was a graduate of the Holder University of Georgia and John Wesley College. He was employed by Community Alternative and Clinic Supervisor of the Sixth Street and Hickory Avenue Group Homes. He was past president of the Civitan Club and was still a current member, past director of Lee County Industries, member of the Outreach Board, member of the Sanford Ministerial Association and executive director of Living Waters Ministries. He has been pastor of Sanford Community Church for many years.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Smith Holder; one son, Christopher Yates of the home; daughter Kimberly Holder of Lillington; brother Wayne Holder and wife Nellie of Sanford; and one sister, Edith Hall and husband James of Sanford; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday at BridgesCameron Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. also at the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Smith presiding. Burial will follow at Carbonton United Methodist Church cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.bridgescameronfuneralhome. com. Arrangements made by Bridges Cameron Funeral Home.

Virginia Edmonds SANFORD — Virginia McRackan Edmonds, 78, of Sanford, formerly of Whiteville, died Saturday (02/13/10) at the E. Carlton Powell Hospice Center in Lillington. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will


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Wallace Rowland PITTSBORO — Wallace Lee Rowland, 82, died at his home on River Forest Road in Pittsboro Thursday (02/11/10). A native of Cambridge, Ohio, Rowland was born April 21,1927, the son of Ivor Charles Rowland and Lura Lavaria Yountz Rowland. Rowland attended both Duquesne University and Duke University. He was a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as a controller. Rowland is survived by his wife, Betty Hoey Rowland; son, Jeffrey Ivor Rowland of Pittsboro; daughters, Bonnell R. Pitzer of Fremont, and Christine R. Anthony of Gastonia; 11 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. In addition to his parents and siblings, Rowland was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Rae Dean. Friends may visit with the family from 2–5 p.m. today at Hall-Wynne

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Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel, in Pittsboro. A private cremation will follow at the HallWynne Crematory and burial will be private. Online condolences may be made to www., Select “Obituaries.” Arrangements are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Griffin Chapel, of Pittsboro.

Bertha Frye CARTHAGE — Bertha Garner Douglas Frye, 76, of Carthage died Thursday (02/11/10). She was born in Moore County Dec. 22, 1933 to the late James Alexander Garner and Virgie Ritter Garner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dock Layne Jr. and Gary Garner. She is survived by one son, James O’Neill Marshburn and wife Laura of Olivia; three daughters, Kay Gaddy and husband Bill, Doris Hickman and husband Timmy and Dorothy Godfrey and husband Roy all of Olivia; one brother, Jim Garner of Angier; three sisters, Betty Wallace of Monroe, Rachel VanArsdale of Lakeview and Caroline Flores of Texas; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home and at other times at the home of daughter Doris Hickman, 79 Twin Lane in Sanford.

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The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. Frank VanArsdale and Rev. George Walton presiding. Burial will follow at Johnson Grove cemetery in Vass.

Odell Graham OLIVIA — The funeral for Odell Godfrey Graham, 95, of Olivia who died Wednesday (02/10/10) was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Olivia Presbyterian Church with Rev. George Walton officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. A duet was sung by Claudia Pace and Holly Walton. The congregation also sang. Pallbearers were Terry Thomas, Ronnie Thomas, Travis Holt, Trent Holt, Lloyd Hall and Sam Hall. Arrangements were made by Bridges-Cameron funeral home.

Melvin Smith Butts BUNNLEVEL — Melvin Smith Butts, 65, of Bunnlevel died Saturday (02/13/10). Arrangements will be made by O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington.

Gwendolyn Newby SANFORD — Gwendolyn B. Newby of 1205 Crest St. in Sanford died Friday (02/05/10) at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Hospital. Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Poplar Springs AME Church. Arrangements are made by LHorton Community Funeral Home.

Chatham, Cary talk land-use policy

CARY (MCT) — Chatham County and Cary officials met last week to continue work on a joint land-use plan more than four years in the making. But the joint subcommittee barely made it through half the agenda for this week’s meeting, indicating that it may be some time before this project meets approval. “We’re going to be approaching August pretty soon, and it’s going to be a year that’ll we have made changes [to the plan],” said Cary Councilman Erv Portman, who sits on the committee. “This affects a lot of peoples’ land and property, but I think there’s sort of a balance that we have to be sensitive to in receiving public input, listening to public input, and being clear on what our plan is.” Chatham County Commissioner Sally Kost said she wanted to avoid a “Groundhog Day scenario.” Members of the committee heard a report of public feedback toward the plan. Most respondents were opposed to major changes, preferring lower densities and the rural feel of the plan area, which covers around 11,000 acres of mostly unincorporated land. The comments came from community meetings held in November. The committee is now focused on making final revisions to the plan before holding official public hearings later this spring. If adopted, the joint land-use plan would cover eastern sections of Chatham County, generally east of Jordan Lake and north of White Oak Creek to the Wake County line.

— The Cary News



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Archery Continued from Page 1A

participate in the season, bow hunting will be allowed on private property â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with permission from the property owner â&#x20AC;&#x201D; inside the city limits from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13. Under the state program, cities and towns can opt in and then place local restrictions on where and when bow hunting could take place. Councilman Charles Taylor brought the issue before the council, noting that his ward is home to a high deer population and that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard complaints from residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Year in and year our, the complaint is that people canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t grow vegetation over there because of all the deer,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the safety issue of deer running across the road. That area has a lot of inexperienced drivers and it poses a real danger.â&#x20AC;? While the council will have an ordinance in front of them at Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, City Manager Hal Hegwer said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anticipate the council taking action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to get input from the public and see how they feel about this proposal,â&#x20AC;? he said. While the proposalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main aim is curbing deer overpopulation, it could take time before that goal is met. Pittsboro Town Manager Bill Terry said his town adopted the measure and saw its first urban archery

season end Saturday with just a handful of registered kills. He said, though, that he expects the number to increase as the program continues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had maybe a dozen hunters who went through the process of getting permitted and linking up with property owners,â&#x20AC;? Terry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The last time I looked, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d probably harvested about six deer through the whole season.â&#x20AC;? Terry credited that to local regulations the town placed on the season, including making hunters take a skills test before receiving a permit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve restricted it to the most skilled archers, people whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done this before. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want folks out there who were first-time bow hunters, people who are more likely to have an accident,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That probably reduces the number of hunters, but we thought safety had to be first.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclear what, if any, local regulations the Sanford City Council would place on the season if approved. Terry said Pittsboroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision was driven by some of the same concerns Taylor said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In our early discussions, there were three interest groups that spoke up about this,â&#x20AC;? Terry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One was concerned about tickborne diseases, then there were folks who spoke up about automobile accidents caused by

deer in the city limits, and a third group was concerned about urban garden predation, deer coming in and attacking the landscaping around houses.â&#x20AC;? He also said there werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any problems with the season in its first year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had no issues or incidents,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The number of deer we took was small, but that will probably change over time as we have more people learning about the process. For a first year program, I would call it successful.â&#x20AC;? One area resident said she was concerned about the possibility of hunters in the city limits, though. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A stray deer in my yard I can handle much better than a stray arrow with power strong enough to take down a deer,â&#x20AC;? said Terica Luxton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Actually, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, more times than not. (Hunters) have to track the dying deer for miles sometimes.â&#x20AC;? Luxton suggested other ways of deterring deer from gardens and landscaping, including strong-scented soap, mesh bags filled with human hair, paper bags of dried blood, or strips cut from white plastic bags on trees that are likely to be attacked. Several other cities in North Carolina have recently opted into the program, including Kannapolis, Summerfield and Midland. Leaders in Morganton voted in September against allowing the season there.

POLICE BEAT SANFORD â&#x2013; Antonio Ramiro Jaimes, 17, of 25 Willow Circle was charged Thursday with manufacturing a controlled substance. â&#x2013;  Irene Fletcher, 42, no address given, was charged Thursday with possession of drug paraphernalia. â&#x2013;  Darius Jamel Cameron, 18, of 523 Midland Ave. was charged Thursday with failure to appear. â&#x2013;  Noel Ambrosio Cruz, 26, no address given, was charged Thursday with failure to appear. â&#x2013;  Beverly Kay Flournoy, 43, of 152 N. Steele St. was charged Thursday with failure to return rental property. â&#x2013;  Anita Constant Burnett, 42, of 308 7th St. was charged Thursday with simple assault. â&#x2013;  Thomas Christopher Key, 16, no address given, was charged Thursday

with larceny. â&#x2013; Randal William White, 29, no address given, was charged Friday with possession of drug paraphernalia. â&#x2013;  Maria Alicia Ramos, 26, was arrested Friday at 3604 Hawkins Ave. on a charge of larceny. â&#x2013;  Pamela Yarborough Jackson, 49, was arrested Friday at 6712 Magnolia Court in Raleigh on a charge of larceny. â&#x2013;  Eric Anthony Boone, 27, was arrested Friday at 2709 Charwood Place on a charge of possession of marijuana. â&#x2013;  Ernest Lee Griffin, 47, was arrested Friday at 112 Lochmere Drive on a charge of assault on a female. â&#x2013;  Shana Nicole Byrd, 23, was arrested Friday at 710 Wall St. on a charge of possessing stolen goods. â&#x2013;  Demetrius Quante Morrison, 29, was arrested Friday at 710 Wall St.


borne diseases. The commissioners will also consider adopting a resolution in support of increased enforcement against violent criminals. The city of San-

ford adopted that resolution with plans to send it to District Attorney Susan Doyle after discussing concerns about public perception of crime in the area.

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49 Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Together June 5th will be 50 years of marriage. I look forward to watching my parents celebrate many more Valentines together.

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on charges of possessing stolen goods and assault on a female. â&#x2013; Emily Pleasants York, 22, was arrested Friday at 1065 Spring Lane on charges of shoplifting and concealment of merchandise in a business. â&#x2013;  Terry Trent Johnson, 56, was arrested Saturday at 2062 Horner Blvd. on a charge of drunk and disruptive.


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LEE COUNTY â&#x2013; Jeremy Lee Hudson, 20, of 443 John Garner Road was charged Thursday with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods, larceny of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was placed in Lee County Jail under $20,000 secured bond. â&#x2013;  Lakia McLeod, 31, of 601 West Garden St. was charged Thursday with failure to appear. She was placed in Lee County Jail under $300 secured bond.

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

SUNDAY THUMBS THUMBS UP: SLOW FILINGS Maybe they’re just waiting to make a dramatic entrance ... or maybe nobody’s interested. For the fourth straight day on Friday, the Lee County Board of Elections had no one file to run for office in the 2010 elections. That’s a shame. We are sure that we will have a full ballot in May and November, but the more participation, the better. This year, seats are available on the Lee County Board of Edu-

cation and Board of Commissioners, as well as all the area’s representatives in the General Assembly, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. We urge all those in the community who love to argue politics to put your effort where your passions are. If you can’t run for office, at least urge someone you think would represent your interests well to file. We can only benefit from more involvement.

THUMBS UP: STEM MAKES ITS DEBUT The small classroom fire at SanLee Middle School Friday could have been a bad omen to some, but not even that could dampen the excitement at the grand opening of SanLee and

Southern Lee High School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics lab kicked off as planned. The lab is a partnership between the Chicago-based technology education company Paxton-Patterson and Lee County Schools and makes Lee County the sole global learning center for training purposes in the country. LCS was chosen as the Paxton-Patterson global learning center after CEO Roger Davis visited the area and decided it would be a good fit, with East Lee Middle School having successfully transitioned to a STEM

school. Kudos to both the district and Paxton-Patterson for bringing this unique opportunity to our students. We think it is the kind of private-public relationship that more of our government institutions should look for as well.

THUMBS UP: CANADA’S OLYMPICS Most of the media is calling Vancouver’s kick-off to the 2010 Winter Olympics a disaster. They have a valid argument. Hours before the opening ceremonies, a luger from the country of Georgia slid off the luge track an hit a steel beam going 80 mph. He died soon after. The weather has been warm and rainy ... hardly the weather you want for a snow-covered

winter games. And the opening ceremonies themselves were marred by techhnical malfunctions ... the worst one coming at the end when it came time to light the torch. But a closer look at Friday’s event showed an opening ceremonies filled with beauty, awe and a deep appreciation for all things Canada and its people. Our neighbors to the north have a lot to be proud of, and if it can get past the first week’s tragedy and glitches (and warmth), we’re certain the country will shine.



Changes to history in our schools would leave out important eras

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RE: HISTORY CURRICULUM CHANGES FOR N.C. HIGH SCHOOLS Just another sign of our partisan times. — positivethinker

Exposing students with “more time” doesn’t always relate to better mastery. History is more than a regurgitation of facts. It is definitely important for high school students getting ready to graduate to understand the important concepts of how our great country was founded and why we are different from any other country in the world. Do our seventh graders today have the ability to grasp the important concepts regarding the founding of our republic form of government? If a seventh grader learns American history up to 1876 and then there is a gap until 11th grade to pick up with 1877 and beyond, do you think there is a chance they won’t remember what they were taught in 7th grade? — truthseeker2010

While I agree that 11th grade students SHOULD have a firm understanding of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the reality is that many of them do not. There could be no more important time for students to undertake an in-depth study of how and why our country was founded than in the 11th grade. Students in the 11th grade are one year away from becoming eligible to vote. What better time to have a complete and comprehensive course in U.S. history? If it can’t be covered in a single semester, then make it a two-semester course. — tired taxpayer

RE: COMMUNITY CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW STEM LABS With all of the publicity surrounding this partnership, I was actually optimistic that LCS was being paid to host this program. I hoped to “catch them doing right,” ala The One Minute Manager. I want our schools to be the best. I have no problem purchasing curricula; I just hope that LCS is not paying $350,000 above and beyond the normal cost of the STEM program just to beat our chests about being the “sole global learning center.” It appears there will be additional labor costs to LCS for hosting. Bottom line: Have East Lee’s test scores risen as a result of the STEM program? — adhoc

RE: LAWSUIT CLAIMS MAN WAS BEATEN, TASED BY DEPUTIES This lawsuit is unfortunate at this time. LCSO deputies have always been very professional and courteous. This simply may be a case of attempting to abuse the system for personal, financial gain. — timlane07

If (the suspect) was hitting himself with a brick, who knows ... he may have broken it himself. (Sounds like) just another money making scheme. — mikenjennifer2410

PRAYER And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another. (I Thessalonians 3:12) PRAYER: Help us, Father, to show our love for one another, even the unlovable. Amen.

My valentine ... I don’t even know where to begin with a column like this. I mean, it’s not like I’ve never written about my wife, Jennifer, before. But usually, it’s in the context of the life we’re sharing — crazy dogs, crazy babies, crazy friends. Rarely, though, is my column dedicated to her and only her. Well, today it is. And like I said ... where do I begin? I met Jennifer St. Clair on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, back in 1997. I was entering my fourth year of college ... she was just a freshman. I first saw her while talking amongst a group of friends on campus. She was the “friend of a friend” ... and immediately, I took notice. “Who’s the blonde?” I asked my friend, Wes. “Oh. She’s trouble,” he answered. OK, so he didn’t really. That’s for the movie version. Not being an aggressive-kinda-guy, I asked that friend of her friend to gauge her interest in going out. Two days later, we were at a horror movie together and later ate forgettable Mexican food. Two days after that, we were at a mall looking for a formal dress (I’d invited her to be my date). Thirteen years later, we’re happier than ever ... taking care of a 4-month-old little girl and two restless pups. That 13-year span hasn’t been all diamonds and cupcakes ... in fact, we’ve had our fair share of “downs,” and we haven’t always handled those well. But we’ve survived ... and we’ve grown with each down. A big reason for that is our friendship, which we’ve never lost, even during those early “breaks.” Sounds cheesy to my guy friends, I know ... but Jennifer’s my best friend. She’s one of the few people who gets my warped sense of humor, and in return, she’s kind of wacko herself. We fit well for that reason. We both have a soft spot for animals, and we both get over-emotional over sports (she’s louder about it, while my passion is more “inner”). Even where we’re different, it works. Her attention to detail makes up for my lack thereof. Her ability to plan gels with my “let’s wing it” ways. She does well in social settings

Billy Liggett Sanford Herald Editor Contact Billy Liggett by e-mail at ... while I’m socially awkward. It works. And I’m lucky ... so lucky to have her. In fact, I’m writing this in my office at 6 p.m. on a Saturday night ... one of the hundreds of Saturdays I’ve had to work because I chose journalism as a profession. I’ve been in the office since noon today, and it looks like I’ll be here through deadline tonight. All the while, she’s at home ... taking care of our daughter after a five-day work week. She’s cooking, cleaning and even found the time to make brownies today (she doesn’t like them, and I do ... so it looks like I have a tub of brownies all to myself ). She’s withstood the countless Saturdays, the late nights, the interrupted nights, the stress and everything else that comes with my job ... and she’s continued to be amazing about it. And for some reason, she still loves me. Really. I don’t know what to say. Jennifer and I usually don’t treat Valentine’s Day as a huge deal, and since we don’t have the budget for jewelry and other holiday gifts ... this is my gift to her. I’m sure she’ll wonder why I had to write this for everybody to see, and (jokingly) I’ll tell her doing this killed two birds (a Valentine’s Day card AND a column) with one stone. But the truth is I enjoy writing about my wife. In me, she got a man who’s far from perfect. But she also got somebody who appreciates her and everything about her. Happy Valentine’s Day, Jennifer. Thanks for the brownies.

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To the Editor: The Herald is not only parroting the Department of Public Instruction’s official statements regarding the history curriculum debate, but also is incorrectly portraying the debate as a partisan one. As a former university instructor, I can inform readers that North Carolinians of all political persuasions are concerned about the proposed curriculum changes. The changes will increase civic illiteracy. They will not, as the editorial on Feb. 10 states, “ensure that all facets of American history are studied with the depth they deserve.” At best, the curriculum changes will ensure an elementary understanding of our nation’s genesis. Sure, elementary and middle school students will be introduced to important historical figures and events, but they can’t understand the complexity of the colonial, founding, early republic and antebellum eras — the formative years of our nation. They are incapable of thinking thematically and understanding historical context. Americans are forgetting who we are. And relegating our nation’s beginning to be taught in elementary and middle school guarantees that we one day will.

TROY KICKLER, Ph.D. Director, N.C. History Project

Power of the pen still alive and well To the Editor: This is a letter to compliment two members of the staff of The Herald. I believe that there are times when compliments and a big thank you are necessary; especially in this day and age when complaints and lack of thanks has become so common. Caitlin Mullen and Ashley Garner from The Herald presented themselves at the first practice of the High Hopes Chorus on Feb. 10. The chorus was in desperate need of a pianist to accompany us, and I had placed an article in The Herald’s Community Calendar to announce the first practice and asking for additional members and a pianist. Ms. Mullen and Ms. Garner attended our practice, took pictures, interviewed a few people and as a result, a wonderful article appeared on the front page of The Herald. The members of the chorus were all delighted, and lo and behold, I started to receive calls. As a result of the article, I am pleased to announce that we acquired a wonderful, talented pianist and four new ladies who joined the High Hopes Chorus. So, the power of the pen is still alive and well. Thank you to Caitlin and Ashley for a job well done. As long as I have your attention, it is not too late for additional people to join the Chorus. Although we welcome anyone, a few new men would be greatly appreciated. Once again, we truly appreciate the attention given to us.

MARY ANN LUDWICK President, High Hopes Chorus


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Valentine’s Day blues

Dear Sarah, be careful


t least it’s on a Sunday. Friday and Saturday are the worst. Second only to New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day is a surefire downer for those of us who find ourselves alone on a day when it seems that everyone else is happily in love. Of course, it’s all silliness. Compared to cancer and earthquakes, compared to not having a job or a place to live, who cares about silly red hearts full of chocolates, or frilly cards and bouquets? Let Hallmark have its day. Let the florists’ registers ring. Why should the rest of us care? I wish I could have back every moment of my life that I lost bemoaning my loneliness — not because everything turned out right, but because it did no good and never does. Cursing the rain does not make it stop. An umbrella is better. At a time when more and more Americans are living alone — some very happily, and some not so much — Valentine’s Day is almost an anachronism. Half of all marriages end in divorce. Many that don’t are miserable. Couples that seem so perfect — remember when John and Elizabeth Edwards seemed so well-matched, so much in love with each other — often are anything but. I remember sitting at a luncheon with all these fancy ladies, some of them married to Hollywood’s leading celebrities and powerhouses, and me the only single woman in the group. I joked that I slept with a dog every night. A real dog, I mean — my Labrador, Judy J. Estrich. “You’re so lucky,” said one, whose husband was and is a big movie star. I thought she was kidding. The rest of the women nodded in agreement. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. You don’t have to be alone to be lonely. My son was born on Feb. 12. We went home from the hospital on Feb. 14. It was the happiest Valentine’s Day of my life. Sometimes it seems like yesterday, but it wasn’t. It was 17 years ago. In one more year, my son, like my daughter, will go off to college, God willing. If I am lonely now, it will only get lonelier. That is the way of life. So I didn’t live happily ever after. So fairy tales don’t come true. I know I am lucky and blessed. We are the luckiest people on the face of the globe, we who live in this great country, the home of the free and the brave. The task is to remember that amid all those lacy hearts. I recently read a wonderful book called “Devotion” by Dani Shapiro. It is about one woman’s search for meaning at midlife, a personal story, but also a universal one. She, too, is lucky and blessed — blessed with a husband she loves, a healthy son, a beautiful home and a fulfilling career. But no one gets everything. Her father died when she was in her early 20s. Her mother was beyond difficult, and their relationship was never good. Her son suffered a terrible illness at birth. She couldn’t have the second child she wanted. No one gets everything, but unless they write a memoir, who’s to know? Early in the book, Shapiro finds a teacher, a Buddhist, who teaches her a simple mantra: “May I be safe. May I be happy. May I be strong. May I live with ease.” Not may I find my true love, and may he be tall, dark and handsome, and rich and loving. Not may I find myself on the receiving end of endless love. Safe. Happy. Strong. Live with ease. A Valentine you can give to yourself. May you be safe. May you be happy. May you be strong. May you live with ease. Happy Valentine’s Day.

No Kidding? WASHINGTON BUILDINGS USED AS HOSPITALS DURING CIVIL WAR 1. The Capitol 2. Hotels 3. Patent office 4. Georgetown College 5. A synagogue 6. Smithsonian Institution 7. Odd Fellows Hall 8. 13 churches Source: “On Hallowed Ground’’ (Robert M. Poole, Walker & Company, 2009)


Opportunity destruction


o you mean he is taller than me am?” sarcastically barked Dr. Martin Rosenberg, my high school English teacher, to one of the students in our class. The student actually said, “He is taller than me,” but Rosenberg was ridiculing the student’s grammar. The subject of the elliptical (or understood) verb “am” must be in the subjective case. Thus, the correct form of the sentence is: He is taller than I. This correction/dressing down of a student, that occasionally included me, occurred during my attendance at North Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin High School in the early ‘50s. Franklin was predominantly black; its students were poor or low middle class. On top of that, Franklin had just about the lowest academic standing in the city. All of our teachers, except two or three, were white. Despite the fact that we were poor, most of Franklin’s teachers held fairly high standards and expectations. Today, high standards and expectations, at some schools, would mean trouble for a teacher. Teachers, as pointed out in one teaching program, are encouraged to “Recognize and understand the cultural differences among students from diverse backgrounds, and treat such differences with respect. Intervene immediately, should a fellow student disparage a Black student’s culture or language.” That means if a black student says, “I be wiff him” or “He axed me a question,” teachers shouldn’t bother to correct the student’s language. What’s more, should anyone disparage or laugh at the way the student speaks, the teacher should intervene in his defense. Correcting the student’s speech might be deemed as insensitive to diversity at best and racism at worst, leading possibly to a teacher’s reprimand, termination and possibly assault. A teacher’s job is to teach and failure to correct a student’s speech, just as failure to correct a math error, is a dereliction of duty. You might say, “Williams, Ebonics or black English is part of the cultural roots of black people and to disparage it is racism.” That’s utter nonsense. During the 1940s and 1950s, I lived in North Philadelphia’s Richard Allen housing project, along with its most famous resident, Bill Cosby. We all were poor or low middle class but no one spoke black English. My wife was the youngest of 10 children. Listening to her brothers and sisters speak, compared to many of her nieces and nephews, you wouldn’t believe they were in the same family. The difference has

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

nothing to do with cultural roots of black people. The difference is that parents, teachers and others in authority over youngsters have become less judgmental, politically correct and lazy; therefore, speaking poorly is accepted. Language is our tool of communication. If a person has poor oral language skills, he’s likely to have poor writing, reading and comprehension skills. To my knowledge, there are no books in any field of study written in Ebonics or black English. It is very likely that a person with poor language skills will suffer significant deficits in other areas of academic competence such as mathematics and the sciences. It doesn’t mean that the person is unintelligent; it means that he doesn’t have all the tools of intelligence. That is what’s so insidious about the state of black education today; so many blacks do not have a chance to develop the tools of intelligence. Many might have high native intelligence but come off sounding like a moron. Black Americans should thank God that non-judgmental, politically correct people weren’t around during the early civil rights movement when blacks began breaking discriminatory barriers. Discriminatory employers would have had ready-made excuses not to hire a black as a trolley car motorman, cashier or department store sales clerk. There are some significant challenges to being judgmental and politically incorrect and insisting on proper language. A professor or teacher can get cursed out by students or parents. A black student who speaks well, carries books and studies can be accused of “acting white” and find himself shunned and assaulted by other students. I would be interested in hearing the teaching establishment’s defense of permitting poor language.



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Sanford ■ Mayor Cornelia Olive: Phone (919) 718-0571; Email — ■ City Manager Hal Hegwer: 775-8202; E-mail — City Council ■ Ward 1 Councilman Sam Gaskins: 776-9196; Email — ■ Ward 2 Councilman Charles Taylor: 775-1824; Email — ■ Ward 3 Councilman James Williams: 258-3458; E-mail — ■ Ward 4 Councilman Walter Mc Neil Jr.: 776-4894; E-mail —none provided ■ Ward 5 Councilman Linwood Mann Sr.: 775-2038; E-mail — none provided ■ At-Large Councilman L.I. “Poly” Cohen: 775-7541; E-mail — ■ At-Large Councilman Mike Stone (Mayor Pro Tem): 76-2412; E-mail —

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hurdle familiar to any mother is learning to view her baby as separate from herself. How many of us have answered questions about our babies in first person plural? ■ How old is your baby? ■ Oh, we’re 22 months now. Well, no, we’re not; he is. Yet we nod in universal understanding of the profound sense of oneness that evolves in part from pregnancy. For nine months, mother and baby are inextricably “we” — linked in body and spirit, every move and morsel belonging to both. These thoughts surfaced during Sarah Palin’s latest public scolding of someone who spoke disparagingly of the special needs population. This time, Rahm Emanuel was singled out for using the word “retarded” to describe the behavior of certain out-of-favor Democrats. Palin’s defense of people with special needs is commendable. Her obvious love for — and pride in — her Down syndrome child, Trig, is touching. But each time she sallies forth as Mama Bear to America’s special needs citizenry, invoking Trig’s name amid demands for her children’s privacy, a tiny bit of uneasiness slithers between text and subtext. At what point do Palin’s noble intentions become Trig’s unfair exploitation? The genius of Palin’s good-heartedness is that she can’t easily be criticized. Her public images as Mother and Politician are so entwined that to question one is to impugn the other. Equally unprofitable is any effort to impose perspective on her condemnations lest one appear to be defending the indefensible. This is virgin territory for politicos and pundits alike. How does one proceed? Palin herself has hardly been discreet regarding her youngest child. She has spoken and written about her misgivings upon learning that she carried a Down syndrome baby. She told a prolife crowd that she considered abortion and wasn’t sure she could care for a child with special needs. These were surely sincere and heartfelt remarks shared by others in the crowd. Doubt always stalks conviction, but does it always demand expression? Might Trig someday read his mother’s abortion thoughts and find them hurtful? Clearly, Palin is trying to remain true to her 2008 vice presidential campaign promises — to be a friend and advocate of the nation’s special needs citizens. Although she can’t make good on her intended policy goals, she can lend her voice and be an advocate in other ways. A year into Obama’s presidency, Palin has emerged as a moral reflex, playing Mother Superior to the Democrat’s chosen one. The health care debate became a personal referendum on her child’s right to life when Palin dispatched her “death panel” interpretation of proposed reforms. In March, she came roaring out when President Obama joked on late night TV that his bowling skills were like the Special Olympics. Palin wasn’t wrong about the inappropriateness of the remark, for which the president apologized to the Special Olympics before the segment aired. But were her objections primarily those of a wounded mother — or those of a heatseeking politician? ... Celebrities who embrace causes are valuable players in raising awareness and advancing policy. That said, the degree to which one uses another’s circumstances to achieve those ends requires a studious self-awareness that seems lacking in the equation of Trig and his mother. Perhaps the erstwhile governor is still thinking in first person plural, viewing Trig as part of herself. But he is also a separate individual deserving of privacy, if unable to say the words she needs to hear: “No more, Mama, please.” Another political mother, Hillary Clinton, made good on her commitment to protect her child’s privacy. Agree with her politics or not, most Americans would concede her wisdom in shielding Chelsea from media exposure until her daughter could fend for herself. In the spirit of which, speaking in second person imperative — motherto-mother — be careful, Sarah.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to do things to show interest in each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobbies,â&#x20AC;? Paige said. The couple has traveled all over the country for car shows, and they have the plaques to prove it. After getting married, all three of their children left the church in an antique car. The mutual interest is something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kept their marriage strong, they said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We basically like the same things. We like everything rustic and country,â&#x20AC;? Paige said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have an interest in each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hobbies, I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one thing that makes a good marriage.â&#x20AC;? Loyalty is a large part of it, too, they said. Paige mentioned she would rather have skipped some of the car shows, like one in Kansas during a heat wave. But she was there to support Roger. The couple is also very faith oriented and said that bond is a large part of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotten them through 50 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think your faith keeps you strong. It makes you realize itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about you,â&#x20AC;? Roger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying 50 years was bliss for us ... but you work through your problems that you have and stay together,â&#x20AC;? Paige said. The pair know to not sweat the small stuff or let little things come between them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It helps a lot knowing what to take serious and what not to. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certain things you can just blow out of shape. But it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter. You just got to let it go,â&#x20AC;? Roger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s things that you do have to take seriously, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bend all those little things out of shape.â&#x20AC;? Roger joked that the old saying is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best way to fight a woman is with your hat: you grab it and run.â&#x20AC;? The couple look back proudly on their years together and the memories theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an accomplishment that whatever you did, whatever the secret is, you managed to figure out,â&#x20AC;? Roger said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We probably had an argument that could have led to a divorce but you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it get that far. You look back over the 50 years and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have done that,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I would have done thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ... but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just life.â&#x20AC;? Love really is all itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cracked up to be, they reassured. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It works,â&#x20AC;? Roger said simply. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had experiences in our 50 years of marriage that have been very memorable,â&#x20AC;? Paige said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of like an adventure.â&#x20AC;?

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n 1948, Ruth Stephens was working at an old hamburger and hot dog joint on U.S. 421 when customer Clawson Hallman caught her eye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought he was right cute!â&#x20AC;? she said excitedly. Soon after that, the couple had their first date at the State Fair and were married Jan. 21, 1950. He was 19; she was 21. The Lillington couple, who have two children, believe they balance each other out nicely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the outgoing one. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the quiet one,â&#x20AC;? Ruth said. She talked about their history as Clawson listened with an amused look, interjecting now and then. At one point, Ruth asked Clawson, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you still love me?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What do I tell you every time you ask?â&#x20AC;? he said to her, and they both began laughing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ten times a day, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do you love me?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yeah, I love you,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? he said, grinning. When the couple talked about presents for Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, Ruth joked that she is Clawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gift. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes I get her a box of candy and eat half of it,â&#x20AC;? Clawson said wryly. They like to make jokes, but they said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always been a breeze. The Hallmans said they got through 60 years of marriage with Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s help. At times, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it was hard. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d make him mad and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d make me mad,â&#x20AC;? Ruth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is the only one that really helped us get through.â&#x20AC;? Ruth and Clawson said

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ten times a day, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do you love me?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yeah, I love you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? they appreciate what the other brings to the relationship, and value the partnership theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cultivated through the years. For example, Clawson will vacuum and mop the floors when Ruth needs help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 80 years old. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of things ... that he helps me do in this house. A lot of men wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it but he does,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowing that he loves me, he shows it a lot. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell it a lot but he shows it a lot.â&#x20AC;? Clawson said he loves Ruth for her intelligence and loving personality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smart,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is that all youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna say?â&#x20AC;? she joked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been good to me when I needed looking after,â&#x20AC;? he added. Though neither feels theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve changed much over the years, they said their marriage has evolved and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become wiser. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know it better than we did back then,â&#x20AC;? Clawson said. Making marriage work takes effort, they said, and getting past the bumps in the road is important. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best thing to do is learn to forgive,â&#x20AC;? Ruth said. MORE LOVE STORIES, PAGE 9A

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elen Davis said she always carried a torch for her husband Willis. The Sanford couple, married for 63 years, were connected as children in their native Washington, D.C. Their families were friends and Helen and Willis went to the same elementary and junior high schools. At one point, Helen’s family even lived in the Davis family’s old house. They dated for several years in their late teens and early 20s before they went their separate ways: Willis enlisted in the U.S. Army and Helen took a nursing job in Philadelphia. But Helen “never, never” forgot about Willis. And by chance, they met again in 1946. Helen had been homesick and returned to D.C. She was walking down the street, headed to the bank, when someone caught her eye. “Who would I see but this

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Willis and Helen Davis sit at Cracker Barrel, where they eat every day. young man, 27 years old, and I was 24,” she said. “He saw me and he said, ‘Well, if it isn’t Helen Judd.’” The pair began talking and Willis asked Helen if he could take her out on a date. He picked her up in his dad’s 1936 Dodge and the



hough it’s been a hectic several months for Amanda and Brian Martinsen, they believe it’s prepared them for a solid marriage. After a family cancer scare last year and this year’s ice and snowstorm, engaged couple Amanda, 22, and Brian, 25, rolled with the punches. They eventually married Jan. 29. The Martinsens, who live in Sanford, had originally planned to get married Oct. 24, 2009. But in September, Amanda’s mom had been having some abdominal pain, which doctors believed to be ovarian cancer. The couple decided to postpone the wedding and rescheduled it for Jan. 30. “We wanted her healthy and to be able to celebrate with us,” Amanda said. After her mom’s surgery, doctors discovered it wasn’t cancer - a big relief for the family. “She’s now fully recovered. We looked at it as a blessing. A girl’s got to have her mom there,” Amanda said. Then, January arrived and soon the week before the wedding was upon them. Forecasts called for what could be an

couple stopped at a gas station. “He came back to the car and said, ‘Do you still like 7UP?’ and I said, ‘Yes.’ And he said, ‘Would you like some?’ and I said, ‘Yeah.’” Willis got back in the car and leaned toward Helen holding the

intense snow and ice storm, scheduled to pass through just as the couple planned to marry. Amanda and Brian decided they didn’t want to postpone the wedding again, so they boldly decided to pull things together for a Friday night wedding, in an attempt to miss the snow and ice that was dumped on the county Saturday. The florist, the caterer, the reception hall - incredibly, all involved were able to move things up one day, Amanda said. And at the end of the night, “everybody was back home, safe and sound.” “It was weird how it all came together. Kind of God’s way to arrange it. ... We had a time getting down the aisle, but we’re married now,” Amanda said with a smile. Now, they have a story to tell their children and grandchildren. Wedding favors all have the Jan. 30 date on them, which Amanda and Brian laughed about together. “I guess we were just meant to have a different story,” Amanda said. “I think it made for us to have a stronger marriage.” Though things became chaotic the Thursday before the wedding, Amanda and Brian never felt stressed out.

bottle of 7UP with a straw in it. “He gives it to me and said, ‘Will you marry me?’” They were married Nov. 27, 1946 and they’ve been together ever since. “To me, it’s a miracle,” Helen said. Helen, 87, and Willis, 91, have one daughter, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “It’s been a very happy togetherness,” Helen said. The couple eat at Cracker Barrel each day and if it’s been a rough day, Willis gets a to-go order. Management has called them their best customers. They said the key to their marriage is their devotion to God and each other. When it’s time to go to sleep, they get in bed, hold hands and pray together “inaudibly,” Helen said. Willis said trust also is an essential part of their union. “The husband should convince his wife that he is willing to die for her,” he said. And if the

“I just knew I wanted to marry him. I didn’t care when or how,” she said. The couple have been together about four years, and were engaged for two of them. “In a way, that was a time for us to be preparing for our marriage,” Brian said. “It gave us time to continue learning about each other.” And now, “throw anything at us. We can handle it,” Amanda said. They believe their light-hearted attitude and sense of humor brought them together and keeps them grounded. “It was important to marry someone that could make me laugh,” said Amanda, who enjoys getting others to laugh. “The laughter will keep it going.” Amanda called Brian her “rock” and said she admires his patience; Brian appreciates Amanda’s kindness and loving qualities. And the two share a passion for each other. “It’s never been dull. I’ve never been bored. I was always so comfortable with him. I never felt like I couldn’t be myself,” Amanda said. “We’re committed. They don’t put for better or for worse in those vows for nothing.”

husband does that, he said with a smile, “that man will have that woman eating out of his hand.” “It gives me a deeper respect and appreciation for my wife, because God says as a Christian that I should be willing to die for her,” he said. “My marriage as a husband, it’s not about me. My marriage as a husband is all about my wife. If the woman is convinced of that, I think it will be a happy marriage.” And Willis has always looked out for Helen. When Helen had tough days at work, Willis told her she could quit because he would take care of her. “The man should have a feeling that his wife, in a sense, is his responsibility,” he said. They keep things lively by joking and playing, they said, like they did in their youth. “You would think we were kids if you walked in the house,” Helen said, laughing.

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Newlyweds Amanda and Brian Martinsen exchanged vows on Jan. 29.

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Home loss hits jobless hard resulted in dual problems that feed off each other. Those who have been DURHAM — Anthony unemployed or lacking and Felisha Tussell were in work for a significant in a good mood this week amount of time find as they met with a case themselves unable to worker over housing. pay rent and mortgages, A new apartment had resulting in foreclosures been located for them, or evictions that damage with the deposit and first their credit, which furmonth’s rent paid. ther impede their ability That’s a welcome to find work and housing change from their recent in the future. situation, when the According to Patrice couple became homeless Nelson, executive direcafter work dwindled at tor of Urban Ministries, their temp positions with the organization provida manufacturing compa- ed 12,069 nightly stays for ny. That, combined with 473 individuals between a spell of sickness in the Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. fall, led to a period when Of the 298 people the couple were working who were not chronijust one or two days a cally homeless, the most week. common reason cited The couple didn’t have for their situation was health insurance and had unemployment or underbeen staying at a Budget employment (35 perInn in Durham after mov- cent). Another 29 percent ing out of a friend’s apart- cited eviction as the main ment. At one point, there reason. was just enough money Fortunately, organizato pay for food, hygiene tions like Urban Minisproducts and laundry, ac- tries are stepping up to cording to Felisha Tussell. help. The organization Tussell had stayed in downtown Durham at Urban Ministries for provides food, clothing, a time when she first shelter and counseling moved to Durham four to those in need. Most years ago. She said she recently, it has partnered never thought she’d have with Durham County to go back. Department of Social “It was a scary situaServices and Housing tion,” she said. “That hits for New Hope on a new you. That hits you hard.” program, Homelessness While more fortunate Prevention and Rapid workers have been able Rehousing. to return to school and The program’s funding pursue other options comes from $1.5 bilafter losing their previous lion for a Homelessness livelihoods, others have Prevention Fund that was found their lives devaspart of the American Retated by the recession. covery and Reinvestment The recession has Act of 2009.


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The Tussells are one of 12 families that the organizations have helped since December, when the program launched in Durham. Most of the families are coming from situations where unemployment or a slowdown in work led to their losing their homes, according to Terry Allebaugh, executive director of Housing for New Hope. The new program will prevent people from joining the ranks of the chronically homeless, which will help the wider community in recovering from the recession. “If you’re in housing and you’re laid off, you can hang on for a while with support from here or there,” Allebaugh said. “But your time runs out and you end up seeking shelter.” “If some people can be helped a little bit right now to get into housing or keep their housing, the thinking is that they won’t need our help down the road,” he added. Another barometer for need — food stamps — has been steadily increasing. According to the Durham County Department of Social Services, 32,104 individuals received food stamps in December, compared with 29,727 in July. Federal funding for food stamps has increased to meet the need, and federal extensions for unemployment benefits have been approved by Congress to grant ad-

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ditional weeks of benefits on top of existing state and federal programs. However, while most experts say the economy has bottomed out and is now building toward recovery, those who work at homeless shelters and other support services say that from their perspective, the job situation is not improving. With no work available, there could be more people struggling with homelessness as their unemployment benefits run out. “Many of the folks coming in are doing so because they couldn’t pay their rent as they lost their job,” said Tom Holcomb, manager of the homeless shelter at Urban Ministries. Some of the industries Holcomb is seeing people from are those that have been hit hardest by the recession: construction, roofing, production/assembly line work, entry level retail/sales, landscaping. However, Holcomb is also seeing people from other lines of work, like housekeeping, home health care and food service. “Jobs training programs are fine, but if there aren’t any jobs when they complete the program, it doesn’t do much good,” Holcomb added. Mandy Sackreiter, HUD Housing Case Manager at Urban Ministries, said the economy has not improved for those with limited skills and experience, and especially for those with criminal backgrounds. “Because there are now so many people vying for such limited jobs, it’s hard for many of our guests to find employment, period,” she said. “But finding employment that pays a wage that will allow for people to sustain themselves without the need of outside assistance is even more difficult.” Anthony and Felisha Tussell will receive help from the Rehousing program for the first three months they’re in their new apartment. After that, case workers will re-evaluate their situation to see if they need additional help. Felisha Tussell is waiting to hear from a Pell grant to help her get into nursing. Anthony Tussell is enrolling in the Park West Barber School in downtown. “A lot of people don’t expect to find themselves in this situation,” Felisha Tussell said. “You just have to deal with it as it comes. “Sometimes, I stand in my apartment and I look, and I think, Wow,”’ she said. “It’s like a second chance.”

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CHARLOTTE (AP) — Former and current employees have sued AAA Carolinas claiming the travel organization discriminated against them based on race and sex. AAA Carolinas spokesman Brendan Byrnes said Saturday the company denies all the allegations and is prepared to fight them. The employees who filed the lawsuit work or worked at AAA’s car care and towing services in Charlotte. Trevor Fuller, an attorney for the employees, said most had filed complaints first with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the EEOC issued a “right to sue” notice. Byrnes said the travel and car care company is aware of the complaints filed with the EEOC. “AAA vehemently denies any such allegations and we’ll fight them in court,” he said. In the lawsuit, the workers say less qualified white workers were promoted over experienced black employees and that substantial pay gaps existed between black and white workers. “AAA has used the dues collected from its members to perpetuate a regime of blatant and totalitarian racial discrimination, where complaints and resistance are not tolerated,” the lawsuit says. The employees allege they were retaliated against if they complained about supervisor behavior. One former employee, Eric Greene said in the lawsuit that his car was stolen and “burnt to a crisp” after he complained several times of discrimination. “Defendants made clear that racial discrimination complaints were not to be tolerated and they reinforced this status quo through intimidation and retaliation,” the lawsuit says.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County emergency medical responders have evaluated more than 150 people at a downtown hotel who all reported being ill with nausea and vomiting. Emergency officials said Saturday that 15 of those evaluated required treatment. The illnesses affected students and advisers attending the statewide YMCA Youth and Government conference at the Sheraton Hotel downtown. Wake County Emergency Medical Services director Brent Myers said in a news release that the cause of the illnesses has not been determined.

Hearings scheduled on Capitol diversity RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina state historians want input from the public about efforts to make the memorials at the old Capitol building more diverse. A study committee has scheduled for Monday in Asheville the first of three hearings on how to improve what some consider a lack of women and ethnic minorities honored inside the building and on old Capitol Square. The committee will make recommendations to the North Carolina Historical Commission. The state Department of Cultural Resources said in a news release the committee won’t recommend removing any memorials at the Capitol. There are already monuments honoring Confederate soldiers killed in the Civil War and white supremacy activist Gov. Charles Aycock. Other meetings will be held Thursday in Raleigh and Feb. 22 in Greenville.

March to state Legislature delayed by expected snow

RALEIGH (AP) — The annual march by activists and citizens to the North Carolina Legislative Building to promote a civil rights and economic agenda was postponed due to travel risks from the expected snow. The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said Friday it would reschedule the fourth annual “Historic Thousands on Jones Street” march for Feb.27 in downtown Raleigh. Jones Street refers to the location of the Legislative Building. The march was originally scheduled for Saturday. NAACP national president Benjamin Todd Jealous and state president the Rev. William Barber still will have a news conference Saturday morning at Shaw University to discuss economic and education issues facing the state.

State says expect tax refund delays RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina taxpayers be warned: You’ll have to wait longer again this year to get your income tax refunds. Revenue Secretary Kenneth Lay told The Associated Press on Friday his agency is starting to delay refund checks for individuals and businesses. It’s all part of the state’s effort to manage cash while its tax collections remain anemic. “It’s very much like the way a family manages their checkbook at the end of the month,” Lay said in an interview. “When you’re writing those checks to pay your bills, you want to make sure that you have enough in the account to pay each one of them.” The Revenue Department was required to hold back on refunds last year, too. However, that didn’t become public until early March, after many taxpayers started complaining about delays. Lay acknowledged his agency wasn’t as prepared then to respond and is trying to be more proactive in 2010.

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Southern snow leaves power outages, icy roads

ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Chill turned into the Big Dig on Saturday for many Southerners — the Americans who least expect to open their doors to see up to a foot of snow. Some stayed indoors a day after the storm moved out to sea, while others turned icy streets and snow-covered parks into sledding playgrounds. Many who tried to dig out found shovels in short supply at home improvement stores. Tens of thousands of people lost power in Texas and South Carolina, and thousands of others were left stranded by airline flight cancellations. The National Weather Service says Dallas got 12.5 inches of snow, while Harkers Island, N.C., got 8.8 inches, Belleville, Ala., got 6 inches, Foreman, Ark., got 4 inches and Atlanta got more than 3 inches. The weather was blamed for deaths in the Macon, Ga., and the Louisville, Ky., areas. The worst appeared to be over — for now. But another dose of snow could roll through some parts of the region on Monday,

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Steven Ogles waits his turn for a wrecker after multiple vehicles wrecked and slid off the road on Blythe Street between U.S. 64 and N.C. 191 in Hendersonville on Friday, as a winter storm moved through the area. when many workers will be off because of the President’s Day holiday. Folks in the Washington, D.C., area might be wondering what all the fuss was about, considering they got walloped by as much as 4 feet of snow from backto-back storms earlier this month. The Virginia Poultry Federation says at least seven poultry houses in the Shenandoah Valley

collapsed under the weight of snow during the latest round of storms. Herdsmen have had to tap their hay reserves to feed cattle snowed out of pastures. But people who live further south aren’t used to dealing with lots of snow, which made for treacherous driving conditions and forced many people to stay indoors. Supermarkets and post offices in Marietta,

Ga., were practically empty around midmorning Saturday. The snow was blamed for more than 1,500 car crashes, about 37,000 power outages and hundreds of canceled sports events across South Carolina, which saw 3 to 8 inches of snow in some parts of the state. About 125,000 homes and businesses were

without electricity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, almost entirely due to trees buckling under the weight of snow and falling onto power lines. Utility crews were expected to be working throughout the weekend to restore power to the area. A few hundred people were still without power in parts of Louisiana on Saturday morning — down from thousands on Friday. The weather made for a long weekend for some. Schools in many parts of the state closed on Friday and state government offices in 42 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes closed early. Power was back on for thousands of Mississippi electric customers who lost service due to snow and ice. The airlines, too, had their hands full. Airlines canceled nearly 1,900 flights on Friday. More flights were canceled Saturday due to weather. Delta Air Lines reported another 760 flight cancellations, while American Airlines reported 85 systemwide and US Airways reported 30 cancellations across its system.

Blanket of snow leads to crashes in Carolinas COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Several inches of snow blanketed the Carolinas overnight Friday and early Saturday, leading to more than 2,000 car crashes, leaving more than 37,000 without power and forcing the cancellation of sporting events. Warmer weather Saturday melted much of the snow, but freezing overnight temperatures could create more hazardous driving conditions Sunday morning, the National Weather Service said. South Carolina got the most snow, with unofficial totals showing as much as 10 inches falling in Clarendon County in the eastern portion of the state with most locations reporting 5 to 7 inches. North Carolina’s heaviest snow was in the southeastern part of the state with more than 5 inches reported along the coast.


12A / Sunday, February 14, 2010 / The Sanford Herald ALABAMA CAMPUS SHOOTING

Prof. accused of killing 3 was denied tenure

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A University of Alabama biology professor accused of gunning down three of her colleagues during a faculty meeting had been denied tenure and only had months left teaching at the school, a university official said Saturday. Ray Garner, a spokesman at the Huntsville campus, said 42-year-old Amy Bishop had been denied tenure â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a type of job protection afforded academics â&#x20AC;&#x201D; months ago, and this was to be her last semester. Some have said the professor, who students said was bright but had difficulty explaining difficult concepts, opened fire because of a dispute over the issue. Authorities declined to discuss a motive at a Saturday news conference, though Garner said the faculty meeting wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scheduled to discuss tenure issues. Three others were wounded in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shootings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a rare instance of a woman being accused in such a shooting. The Harvard-educated neurobiologist who became an assistant professor at the school in 2003 has been charged with capital murder, and other charges are pending. She was taken Friday night in handcuffs to the county jail, and said as she got into a police car: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way. ... They are still alive.â&#x20AC;? District Attorney Ron Broussard said he did not think Bishop has a lawyer. Her husband, James Anderson, was detained and questioned Friday, though he has not been charged. Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; assessments of Bishop varied. Some recalled an attentive, friendly teacher, while others said she was an odd woman who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t simplify difficult subjects for students. Sammie Lee

Chief: Professor also killed younger brother 20 years ago

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Amy Bishop is detained by Huntsville, Ala. police, Friday on the University of Alabama in Huntsville campus in Huntsville, Ala. Davis, the husband of a tenured researcher who was killed, said his wife had described Bishop as â&#x20AC;&#x153;not being able to deal with realityâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;not as good as she thought she was.â&#x20AC;? Davis said his wife was a tenured researcher at the university. In a brief phone interview, Davis said he was told his wife was at a meeting to discuss the tenure status of another faculty member who got angry and started shooting. Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wife, Maria Ragland Davis, was among those killed, along with Gopi K. Podila, chairman of the biological sciences department, and Adriel Johnson. Bishop had created a portable cell incubator, known as InQ, that was less expensive than its larger counterparts. She and her husband had won $25,000 in 2007 to market the device. Andrea Bennett, a sophomore majoring in nursing and an athlete at UAH, said a coach told her team that Bishop had been denied tenure, which the coach said may have led to the shooting.

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Bennett described Bishop as being â&#x20AC;&#x153;very weirdâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;a really big nerd.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s well-known on campus, but I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good teacher. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard a lot of complaints,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a genius, but she really just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t explain things.â&#x20AC;? Amanda Tucker, a junior nursing major from Alabaster, Ala., had Bishop for anatomy class about a year ago. Tucker said a group of students complained to a dean about Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classroom performance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When it came down to

tests, and people asked her what was the best way to study, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just tell you, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Read the book.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; When the test came, there were just ridiculous questions. No one even knew what she was asking,â&#x20AC;? Tucker said. However, UAH student Andrew Cole was in Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anatomy class Friday morning and said she seemed perfectly normal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s understanding, and was concerned about students,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would have never thought it was her.â&#x20AC;? Nick Lawton, 25, described Bishop as funny and accommodating with students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She seemed like a nice enough professor,â&#x20AC;? Lawton said. The university will remain closed next week, and all athletic events were canceled. The wounded were still recovering in hospitals early Saturday. Luis Cruz-Vera was in fair condition; Joseph Leahy in critical condition; and staffer Stephanie Monticciolo also was in critical condition. Authorities said Saturday that the shooting may

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A University of Alabama professor accused of fatally shooting three colleagues at a faculty meeting this week shot her younger brother dead at their home in the Boston suburbs more than 20 years ago, but records of it are missing, police said Saturday. Amy Bishop shot her brother in the chest in 1986, Braintree police Chief Paul Frazier said at a news conference. She fired at least three shots, hitting her brother once and hitting her bedroom wall, before police took her into custody at gunpoint, he said. Before Bishop could be booked, the police chief back then told officers to release her to her mother, Frazier said. The shooting of the brother, Seth Bishop, was logged as an accident, but detailed records of the shooting have disappeared, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone, removed from the files,â&#x20AC;? he said. He said people who worked for the police department then remember the shooting and he planned to meet with the district attorney over the possibility of launching a criminal investigation into the reportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappearance. Attempts by The Associated Press to track down addresses and phone numbers for the previous police chief and Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family in the Braintree area werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately successful Saturday.

have been worse if not for the actions of unidentified people inside and outside the building, though they did not elaborate. The Huntsville campus has about 7,500 students in northern Alabama, not far from the Tennessee line. The university is known for its scientific and engineering programs and often works closely with NASA. The space agency has a research center on the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus, where many scientists and engineers from NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marshall Space Flight Center perform Earth and space science research and development. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the second shooting in a week on an area campus. On Feb. 5, a 14-yearold student was killed in a middle school hallway in nearby Madison, allegedly by a fellow student. Mass shootings are rarely carried out by women, said Dr. Park Dietz, who is president of Threat

Assessment Group Inc., a Newport Beach, Calif.based violence prevention firm. A notable exception was a 1985 rampage at a Springfield, Pa., mall in which three people were killed. In June 1986, Sylvia Seegrist was deemed guilty but mentally ill on three counts of murder and seven counts of attempted murder in the shooting spree. Dietz, who interviewed Seegrist after her arrest, said it was possible the suspect in Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shooting had a long-standing grudge against colleagues or superiors and felt complaints had not been dealt with fairly. Gregg McCrary, a retired FBI agent and private criminal profiler based in Fredericksburg, Va., said there is no typical outline of a mass shooter but noted they often share a sense of paranoia, depression or a feeling that they are not appreciated.

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NATION BRIEFS Watchers hurt by rogue waves at Calif. surfing contest

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two huge waves swept away spectators watching a Northern California surfing contest Saturday morning, causing broken bones and other injuries to people standing on a seawall. Fifteen people had significant injuries, including broken legs and hands, authorities said. At least three of them were transported to area hospitals. Others were treated at the beach for injuries such as scrapes and bruises. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Battalion Chief Scott Jalbert estimated â&#x20AC;&#x153;a couple hundredâ&#x20AC;? people were on the seawall at the southern tip of Mavericks Beach when the waves struck, upstaging the surfing competition that draws some of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top surfers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobody was swept away into the water. They were just swept onto the beach area pretty hard,â&#x20AC;? Jalbert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty rocky. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve cleared the beach area so this doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen again.â&#x20AC;? The waves knocked out barricades, a spectator platform and a large scaffold holding speakers broadcasting the Mavericks Surf Contest, held in this tiny harbor town 25 miles south of San Francisco along Highway 1.

Hurricane warning canceled for American Samoa

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Forecasters in American Samoa canceled a hurricane warning for the U.S. territory early Saturday morning after a strong Pacific storm passed nearby without making landfall on the area still recovering from a deadly autumn tsunami. Tropical Cyclone Rene was 70 miles southeast of the

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Officials release Dugard kidnapperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parole files SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Phillip Garrido complained in 2008 about having to wear a monitoring device because he had not been in trouble with the law for 19 years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; nearly as long as he allegedly held Jaycee Dugard captive in his backyard, newly released parole records show. The documents released Friday by California corrections officials also show that less than a month before he was arrested last summer, the 58-year-old Garrido initialed papers promising not to have contact with girls between the ages of 14 and 18 or to have a social or romantic relationship with anyone who had custody of a child. Garrido was living at the time with the daughters he sired with Dugard, who were 11 and 14. The documents were made available after several news organizations sued. The parole file had previously been turned over to the Office of the Inspector General, which issued a report last fall blasting corrections officials for lapses in oversight and missing chances to catch Garrido sooner.

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String of snow days deprives many students of regular food TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As back-to-back snowstorms shuttered schools for the week across the mid-Atlantic states, parents fretted about lost learning time, administrators scheduled makeup days and teachers posted assignments online. But Marla Caplon worried about a more fundamental problem: How would students eat? The two snowstorms that pummeled the region, leaving more than 3 feet of snow in some areas, deprived tens of thousands of children from Virginia to Pennsylvania of the free or reduced-price school lunch that may be their only nutritious meal of the day. The nonprofits that try to meet the need when school is not in session also closed their doors for much of the week, leaving many families looking at bare cupboards. And many parents working hourly jobs were unable to earn any money during the week, as the snow forced businesses to close. Caplon is a food services supervisor for Montgomery County Public Schools, where about 43,000 children are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Some also get breakfast, dinner and bags of staple foods to take home for the weekend. The snow days meant children would get none of that until Tuesday, because schools are closed Monday for Presidents Day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been bothered by this all week,â&#x20AC;? Caplon said. So Caplon arranged for Manna Food Center, a local food bank whose board she chairs, to bring boxes of food Friday to two stillclosed elementary schools. Officials used the school districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s automated phone system to notify parents of

the distribution. At Rolling Terrace Elementary School, a stream of people walked up to a Manna truck in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bus bay Friday. They filled plastic shopping bags with cans of soup, vegetables and beans, ground beef and Rice Krispy Treats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at home, and everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eating,â&#x20AC;? said Jacquelyn Garcia, 39, who came to pick up food for her family of five. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have nothing left in my house.â&#x20AC;? Mannaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort brought out smiles and expressions of gratitude. But the approximately 200 fami-

lies who came to pick up provisions represent just a fraction of the need in Montgomery County, let alone the entire snow-battered region. In Philadelphia, where public schools opened only one day this week, nearly 86,000 free lunches are served every day. In Baltimore, where schools were closed all week, a district spokeswoman estimated about 50,000 students take advantage of free and reduced-priced meals. The District of Columbia, which has had no school the entire week, has 32,000 public school students eligible for the program.

Schools in Fairfax County, Va., which have about the same number of eligible students, have been closed since Feb. 5, when the first of the two storms rolled in. Otto Tambito, a Fairfax County father of two, said his family burned through much of its savings during the week off from school and work. Tambito works as a window cleaner and an electrician, but was unable to travel to jobs. His wife, who cleans houses for a living, was in the same boat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope that thing melts down and we start again,â&#x20AC;? he said.


14A / Sunday, February 14, 2010 / The Sanford Herald OLYMPICS ON NBC


Tragedy looms over TV coverage NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks, including Olympics rights-holder NBC, did not shy away from airing sickening video of the practice run accident that killed a 21-year-old luger from the republic of Georgia on the opening day of the Vancouver Winter Games. “We owe folks a warning here,” NBC News anchor Brian Williams said at the beginning of his network’s coverage of the opening ceremony Friday. “These pictures are very tough for some people to watch.” NBC showed a portion of the practice run three times, once stopping the video before Nodar Kumaritashvili slammed into a steel support column after hurtling over the track’s wall. NBC aired the video soundless, omitting the thudding clank at the moment of impact. NBC, ABC and CBS also showed the video on its evening newscasts; CBS and NBC made it the top story and ABC the second one after the Afghanistan offensive. NBC, which usually carefully guards against use of Olympics video on other networks because it paid hundreds of millions of dollars for exclusive footage, released it because

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A snowboarder flies through the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday.

Opening ceremony not what everyone in Canada envisioned

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first day of the Winter Games didn’t turn out as everyone hoped, or as anyone planned. A wicked crash claimed a life before competition could even begin. Hundreds of protesters forced a detour in the torch relay. And the moment Canada spent seven years building toward — the lighting of the Olympic cauldron — was tarnished by a technical glitch. With hours to go before the opening ceremony, a luger from the nation of Georgia was killed after he lost control of his sled on the infamously fast track at Whistler and crashed into a steel pole. Then, at the climax of the three-hour show, with four torch-bearing Canadian sports heroes in the spotlight, a technical error ruined the symmetry. One of four pillars designed to rise from the stadium floor and form the Olympic cauldron malfunctioned, leaving speedskater Catriona LeMay Doan unable to join in the lighting. Hockey great Wayne Gretzky, skier Nancy Greene and basketball All-Star Steve Nash proceeded as planned; LeMay Doan saluted the crowd with her torch. Things went off-course outside the stadium, too. Hundreds of anti-Olympic protesters forced organizers to change the route of the last leg of the trans-Canada torch relay, then confronted police — and threw debris — outside the stadium hosting the opening ceremony. And as a backdrop to all this, relentlessly bad weather continued to beset the two Olympic skiing venues, forcing cancellations of training runs and the delay of the first two Alpine events — the men’s downhill on Saturday and the women’s supercombined Sunday. If the games were seen in part as a means of luring vacationing skiers in the future, the reports so far of rain and mud haven’t helped.

Opening ceremony watched by 32.6M

NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings show a strong initial appetite for the Vancouver Olympics on NBC. The Nielsen Co. says an estimated 32.6 million people watched Friday’s opening ceremony. That’s up 48 percent from the 22.2 million people who watched the first night of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Only the Lillehammer games of 1994 — better known as the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Olympics — had a larger U.S. audience for its opening ceremony. Besides the pageantry, Friday’s first broadcast also had a big story with the death of a luger during a training run. The first night in Canada even approached the opening ceremony for the 20008 Beijing Summer Games in viewer interest. That ceremony had an average audience of 34.2 million people.

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In this frame grab taken from video provided by the IOC Media Broadcast, Georgian luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili loses control of sled and crashes during a high-speed training run at the Olympic Sliding Center in Whistler, British Columbia, Friday. Kumaritashvili later died at a hospital and IOC president Jacques Rogge said the death hours before the opening ceremony “clearly casts a shadow over these games.” it was a significant news event, a spokesman said. “We want to warn you the video you are about to see is difficult to watch,” ABC’s Diane Sawyer said on “World News.” On the “CBS Evening News,” the accident was shown three times — the last time in slow motion. NBC immediately reported on the story as its Olympics coverage opened, with Williams saying the tragedy “will set a tough tone to overcome tonight.” The network discussed wor-

ries that the luge track was too fast. Its own luge commentator, Duncan Kennedy, sniffled and looked down silently when asked to describe his emotions. After a commercial break, Tom Brokaw and Al Michaels attempted an artful segue. “There will be a big pause for these athletes,” Brokaw said. “But once the games begin, Al, knowing these competitors, they’ll set about competing against the greatest athletes of the

world. And the rest of the world will have a chance to see the glories of this host country, Canada, and its very unique relationship with the United States.” That introduced a recorded report on the topic. With some 835 hours of coverage ahead over 17 days, NBC Universal seemed intent upon not letting the tragedy define the games. For the next hour, Kumaritashavili was barely mentioned, except by U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn,

who paused to note the death before updating viewers on her own health, during an interview in a room oddly decorated by several candles. It didn’t come up when Michaels interviewed speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno; NBC spent much of its time before the ceremony began setting up stories with American athletes that will play out over the next two weeks. When Matt Lauer noted that the games follow closely on the heels with a major disaster, he was talking about Haiti — and introducing a video for a “We Are the World” remake. As the ceremony began, Bob Costas noted that “the exuberance of the opening ceremony is tinged with sadness.” At the same time on CNN, Larry King’s topic was “Death at the Olympics.” After several hours in which the NBC Olympics Web site included only a text story about the death, the network posted its video of Kumaritashvili’s death. Canada’s CTV spent much of its time on the torch relay as the story was breaking, but did break in for reports. The network also aired the video, with a warning to viewers, and posted it on its Web site.

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McQueenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death leaves problems

ROME (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 40 now,â&#x20AC;? Alexander McQueen said in one of his last known interviews. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m dead, hopefully this house will still be going.â&#x20AC;? A day after his apparent suicide, the fashion world is confronted by a familiar question: Can his company thrive without his inspiration? Many brands have succeeded: When Gianni Versace was gunned down in Miami Beach, his sister Donatella took over. But McQueenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is considered so unique that some are voicing serious doubts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a very powerful brand, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost impossible to separate him from it,â&#x20AC;? British fashion editor Jessica Brown said. McQueen, who rose to fame in the 1990s, was known for his daring and edgy style and skillful tailoring. He is credited with helping to revive the once-moribund British fashion industry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creating those showstopping pieces â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anyone who does that. And he has exceptional skills as a cutter, because of his background in tailoring,â&#x20AC;? Brown said. In the interview published this week in Love magazine, McQueen was also quoted as saying he thought fashion shows

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Designer Alexander McQueen poses with Sarah Jessica Parker in 2006 during arrivals at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. were going to evolve â&#x20AC;&#x153;within the next 10 years.â&#x20AC;? The French retail luxury group PPR, which controls the McQueen brand, declined to speak Friday on what will happen to Alexander McQueenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brand or give any further comment beyond a statement released a day earlier by its CEO, Francois-Henri Pinault, praising McQueenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;geniusâ&#x20AC;? and calling him â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of the greatest designers of his generation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;He generated emotion at the release of each one of his collections,â&#x20AC;? Pinault said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a visionary and avant-gardist, his creations were inspired by both tradition and ultramodernity, making them timeless.â&#x20AC;? A tough act to follow,

leaving the fashion world a number of succession models â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some successful, others less so. Versaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 1997 was as unexpected as McQueenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and came at a time when the company was considering going public. Sister Donatella, already in a creative position designing for the Versus label, moved up as the new head of design. But the company has never gone public and acknowledged it has had to battle to keep up sales as the luxury world has been hit hard during the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial meltdown. In contrast with the Versace succession, Franco Moschinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company went ahead using the sketches the innovative Italian designer left

behind after his death following a long illness in 1994. When Tom Ford moved in to take over design at Gucci, he turned the staid leather company inside out to create a brand new sexy Gucci style that became the hottest madein-Italy label. When he left the company and turned his talent to his own menswear label and new career as a film director, designer Frida Giannini never turned back and kept up a contemporary look. Karl Lagerfeld has faithfully kept up Coco Chanelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiration since taking over as designer at the French fashion house in 1983. Chanel, famous for the little black dress, died in 1971. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a living memorial is better than some sort of respectful tomb,â&#x20AC;? Lagerfeld said a few years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is lucky, because nobody has survived as well, thanks to what we are doing. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean just myself, but the people who own the company.â&#x20AC;? In a world where designers often have as little staying power as coaches of professional sports teams, the conglomerates that have taken over many houses have lots of options on the table to keep the brand going.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We are the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; debuts before NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympics LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The revamped â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Are the Worldâ&#x20AC;? made its world premiere Friday during NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, and a simultaneous worldwide screening of the full, seven-minute version of the music video was planned for Saturday. A three-minute version of the video aired Friday. Filmed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis, the video shows images of devastation from the island nation after the Jan. 12 earthquake that has claimed more than 200,000 lives. It also shows some of the 85 artists who gathered in Los Angeles earlier this month to re-record the 1985 charity anthem. Teen sensation Justin Bieber opens the song. Also featured are Jennifer Hudson and Nicole Scherzinger, Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion and Fergie. Josh Groban, LL Cool J, Nick Jonas, Lil Wayne (and his auto-tune), Jeff Bridges, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and HaitianAmerican singer Wyclef Jean also get screen time. Michael Jackson, who cowrote the original hit with Lionel Richie, is shown in a clip from the original music video. In the new version, Jackson, wearing his trademark 1980s pseudomilitary regalia, sings alongside his sister, Janet Jackson. Richie and fellow producer Quincy Jones introduced the song Friday

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Crazy for pork-flavored doughnuts

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Patrick Lin is sure he can succeed where others have failed, and get the Chinese hooked on doughnuts. But the doughnuts this entrepreneur is selling, in the city that gave its name to Cantonese cooking, won’t be readily recognizable to Westerners. They’re shaped like pearl bracelets, and toppings include ham and cheese, red spaghetti sauce, salmon, spicy beef and seaweed flakes. Alhough the Chinese love McDonald’s hamburgers and Starbucks lattes, they have yet to develop a craving for those glazed, deep-fried rings that Americans — and more recently snackers in many Asian nations — find irresistible. Dunkin’ Donuts tried, gave up, and is trying again. Lin, however, feels that being a Taiwanese and therefore familiar with Chinese tastes, he has an edge. He isn’t the first to tweak doughnuts for a different palate. He’s riffing off a recipe developed by the Japanese, who began rethinking the doughnut decades ago when it was imported from America. If it’s true that the doughnut was brought to North America by early Dutch settlers, China and its 1.3 billion people represent the crowning milestone on a journey that has led across continents,

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Patric Lin, manager of Tenmu Donuts in Guangzhou, holds donuts at a Tenmu Donuts shop in Guangzhou, China. Lin is sure he can succeed where others have failed, and get the Chinese hooked on doughnuts. showing how a simple treat morphs from culture to culture, overcoming memories of war and political grudges. Many of Lin’s doughnut lines follow the Japanese approach of using rice flour for a dense, chewy texture, much like Chinese desserts made of sticky rice. “The American-style doughnut doesn’t sell well in China because it’s too much like bread,” said Lin. “It just won’t be accepted. You can’t justify selling it at a price higher than bread. It’s also too sweet.” In China, Lin said, the snacks need to be marketed as something special. “We’re not just selling doughnuts,” he said. “We’re selling a concept, a new form of enjoyment.” Lin, 32, has spiky hair and glasses whose frames

are encrusted with fake diamonds. The doughnuts in his showcases look like deep-fried jewelry. The chocolate, strawberry and vanilla frostings give off a plastic sheen. “People often stop and ask me if they’re real,” said Lin. Chinese love fillings so he pumps red bean paste into some of his wares. He’s selling a confection like a jelly roll, stuffed with vanilla pudding. A traditional glazed doughnut is sliced in half to add a wedge of cheesecake. Lin was studying for a doctorate in law but gave up in 2007 to concentrate on his business, “Tenmu donuts,” named after a district of Taipei, capital of his native Taiwan. China and Taiwan are constantly at loggerheads politically, but that hasn’t stopped China’s burgeon-

ing economy from taking full advantage of Taiwanese know-how, and Lin’s competitors recognize the advantages. Dunkin’ Donuts opened several stores in Beijing earlier this decade, but soon retreated. Now it is back, this time opening seven stores in Shanghai with the help of a Taiwanese franchise partner, Mercuries and Associates. “We are operating 30 Dunkin’ Donuts stores in Taiwan, and Dunkin’ Donuts wanted us to run the mainland stores, using our Taiwan experience,” said Angela Hsu, a manager at the Taiwanese company. Chinese are drinking more coffee and are ready for doughnuts, she said, and Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open 150 more shops nationwide in the next 10 years. “Dunkin’ Donuts has dropped the sugar level as the Chinese, like Taiwanese, don’t like snacks that are too sweet,” she said. “It has also added new varieties, such as one with pork.” Another chain, Japan’s Mister Donut, also has aggressive expansion plans. Once an American icon, the franchise has most of its stores in Japan, Taiwan and other parts of Asia. It recently opened six shops in Shanghai and plans on 66 by 2013, also working with a Taiwanese partner.

Bombs slow U.S. military’s advance into Afghan town MARJAH, Afghanistan (AP) — Bombs and booby traps slowed the advance of thousands of U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers moving Saturday through the Talibancontrolled town of Marjah — NATO’s most ambitious effort yet to break the militants’ grip over their southern heartland. NATO said it hoped to secure the area in days, set up a local government and rush in development aid in a first test of the new U.S. strategy for turning the tide of the eight-year war. The offensive is the largest since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan. The Taliban appeared to have scattered in the face of overwhelming force, possibly waiting to regroup and stage attacks later to foil the alliance’s plan to stabilize the area and expand Afghan government control in the volatile south.

Apparent bomb kills 8 in Indian bakery NEW DELHI (AP) — An apparent bomb tore through a crowded bakery popular with foreigners on Saturday in western India, killing eight people and wounding 42 near a famed meditation center. If confirmed, it would be the country’s first terror attack since the Mumbai rampage in 2008. The blast in the city of Pune, 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Mumbai, threatened to damage new

efforts to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, with Hindu nationalist leaders already placing the blame for the explosion at India’s Muslim neighbor. Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said the 7:30 p.m. explosion at the German Bakery, near the Osho Ashram, a renowned meditation center, was likely caused by a bomb. “It appears that an unattended package was noticed in the bakery by one of the waiters who apparently attempted to open the package when the blast took place,” Pillai told reporters. The building and nearby shops were badly damaged and splattered with thick patches of blood and several limbs.

Myanmar frees opposition leader YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling junta released the deputy leader of the country’s pro-democracy party from nearly seven years in detention, but offered no indication that he or still-detained party leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be allowed to take part in this year’s elections. The release of the 82year-old Tin Oo, who helped found the National League for Democracy with Suu Kyi, comes shortly before a U.N. envoy visits Myanmar, also known as Burma, to evaluate the regime’s progress on human rights. “The release of Tin Oo is very welcome, but we should not attach any political significance to the release,” said Mark Farmaner, director of the rights group Burma Campaign UK.

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Tar Heels put a halt to losing streak by beating Wolfpack By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer

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Patient Blue Devils may have enough this time


ou could almost hear the Cameron Crazies. Dribble, dribble. Pass. Dribble, dribble. Pass. Jon Scheyer would hold the ball, maybe not going so far as to put it on his hip and stand there, but holding it nonetheless. Maybe make a jab step, and back out of it, keeping his dribble until he needed it to forge a better passing lane. All of this happening some 35-40 feet from the basket. North Carolina was playing with an intensity Tar Heels’ fans have been begging to see for three weeks, keeping the eighth-ranked and bitter rival Blue Devils close in front of them, and at times, behind them. But really, the Dukies were closer in their rear view mirror than they actually appeared. Because, really, that’s all any UNC lead in the first meeting between the two historic programs on Wednesday night really was — a slim little edge that Duke could probably wipe out anytime it needed to. All it needed was time, and perhaps a bit of rest. And so Scheyer, Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler would weave the ball around the backcourt between them, too distant even for them to attempt a shot. But that’s not what they were looking for. They were seeking a crease in the Heels’ defense, one they would wait on until the waning seconds of the shot clock to attack. North Carolina fans may have felt like the game was, if not in their hands, at least attainable from about the 12-minute mark in the second half on to, say, 7 minutes to go in the game. The Heels even led 43-39 with 11:33 to go, and the Dome’s roof was perilously close to being blasted from its moldings. But the Devils painstakingly meandered the ball up the floor and into their deliberate halfcourt set, choosing precision over panic and persistence over desperation. And even in a game in which they did very little right, the Blue Devils were as calculated and smooth as any team in the Top 3 in the final 7 minutes of the game, outplaying North Carolina so handily that all the Heels had left was the bad taste of a nothing more than a measly moral

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CHAPEL HILL — So this is what North Carolina is reduced to: a feeling of relief after beating a rival it hasn’t lost to in three years. Larry Drew II had 15 points and the Tar Heels pulled away late to beat North Carolina State 74-61 on Saturday, snapping their four-game losing streak while earning an eighth straight win against the Wolfpack. Deon Thompson added 12 points

for the Tar Heels (14-11, 3-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the first time since beating the Wolfpack nearly three weeks ago in Raleigh. It was also their first home win since beating Virginia Tech a month ago, snapping another four-game skid. But of all the ugly streaks and stats that are following the defending national champions this season, one fact stood out. The victory kept the preseason co-ACC favorite from fall-

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North Carolina guard Larry Drew II (11) drives to the basket during the second half of an NCAA basketball game See Heels, Page 4B against N.C. State in Chapel Hill on Saturday.

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League of their own Cavs still waiting for semifinal opponent By RYAN SARDA

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Lee County’s Darius Cameron goes for a jump shot as the Yellow Jackets defeated Fuquay-Varina 59-53 on Friday night in Sanford. With the win, Lee County clinched the No. 6 seed in the upcoming Tri-9 Conference Tournament.

Yellow Jackets prepare for Panther Creek in Tri-9 Tourney By RYAN SARDA SANFORD — The Tri-9 Conference Tournament just got a little more interesting for the Lee County Yellow Jackets. The Yellow Jackets, who wrapped up their season with a 59-53 victory over Fuquay-Varina on Friday night, clinched the sixth seed in the conference and must now win the tournament in order to advance to the NCHSAA 4-A

State Tournament. With its win over Holly Springs on Friday night, Athens Drive clinched the fifth seed and the Holly Springs loss helped give Lee County earn the sixth seed. The Yellow Jackets will now play at No. 3 seed Panther Creek in the opening round of the conference tournament at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. “We’re looking forward to play-

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Tri-9 Conference

Final Standings Conf. Apex Middle Creek Panther Creek Cary Athens Drive Lee County Holly Springs Green Hope Fuquay-Varina

15-1 12-4 10-6 8-8 8-8 6-10 5-11 4-12 4-12

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SANFORD — Friday’s dusting of snow forced several Cape Fear Valley Conference schools to reschedule their final basketball games of the season to Monday. The rescheduling will delay the start of the Cape Fear Valley Conference TournaSmith ment to Tuesday. The tournament’s first round was supposed to get underway on Monday. It also means that the Southern Lee Cavaliers, the regular season conference champions for the fourth straight year, will not know until late Monday who they will be playing when they host the semifinals on Thursday in Sanford. “We’ve played all of these teams twice during the regular season,” said Southern Lee head coach Gaston Collins on how he is preparing for the upcoming tournament. “We’re pretty familiar with all of the teams and the way they play. We’ve still got plenty of things that we need to work on so it’s real critical for us to be attentive during practice so we can be as prepared

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Duke helps Krzyzewski reach milestone with rout of Terrapins By BRYAN STRICKLAND DURHAM — Mike Krzyzewski’s 1,000th game. In his 30th season. In Cameron Indoor Stadium’s 70th year. A single zero means next to nothing, but string some zeros together and the meaning multiplies. Yet with all the large numbers staring the Duke Blue Devils in the face Saturday afternoon, Krzyzewski — on his AP photo 63rd birthday to boot — asked his team to play with a singular purpose. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is awarded “Forget about my birthday, one thoua jersey for coaching 1,000 Duke games after sand, 70 years of Cameron and all that. an NCAA basketball game against Maryland in We’re playing Maryland,” Krzyzewski Durham on Saturday.

said. “You’ve got to play for you, play for what we’re doing right now with this unit. “If you do that and you win, then those other things are neat.” The Blue Devils — especially senior Brian Zoubek — responded to the request, easily running past the Terrapins 77-56 to seize command of first place in the ACC. Zoubek, making his first start of the season, performed like he was the guest of honor. Zoubek scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in just 22 minutes — the most rebounds

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Tar Heels honor Ellington, Lawson CHAPEL HILL (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolina has honored two more stars from last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run to the national championship. The Tar Heels honored the jerseys of Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson before Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game against rival North Carolina State. Ellingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 22 and Lawsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No. 5 will hang in the Smith Center rafters among the 38 jerseys that are honored by the program, but not retired. Both players left for the NBA after their junior seasons and were first-round draft picks. Ellington qualified for the honor by being selected the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four, while Lawson qualified by being chosen the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. AP photo Earlier this week, the proCarolina Hurricanes goalie Justin Peters (60) blocks a shot as New Jersey Devilsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Zach Parise (9) attempts to score gram retired the No. 50 jerduring the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday in Raleigh. The game did not finish by presstime. sey of Tyler Hansbrough, who was selected the AP Player of the Year last season and graduated as the ACCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career scoring leader.

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Camels rally over Mercer, move into first place tie in A-Sun standings From staff reports BUIES CREEK â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Campbell closed the game on a 14-4 run and defeated Mercer 69-63 Friday night in menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball action at the Pope Center/Gore Arena. In a tightly-contested game where the final margin was the largest lead for either team, Jonathan Rodriguez scored 22 of his game-high 24 points in the second half for the Camels (15-9, 10-5), who moved into a tie for first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings with their third-straight

win. Miles Taylor added 12 points, Lorne Merthie had 10 and Junard Hartley celebrated his 21st birthday with 10 points, six assists and two steals for the Camels. Rodriguez, who made 8-of-10 from the floor and 6-of-6 from the line in the final half, moved into third place on the A-Sun career scoring list past Courtney Pigram of East Tennessee State, who tallied 2043 points from 2005-09. The Camel senior now has 2060 points in 115 career games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been preaching

all week about the time of year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in and how important each and every possession is, taking care of the ball,â&#x20AC;? said Campbell head coach Robbie Laing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve kind of settled on a rotation out there, and people are starting to figure their roles out. When we started making plays in the second half, our energy level picked up and down the stretch we made some stops.â&#x20AC;? James Florence topped Mercer (12-13, 8-7) with 21 points, 18 in the final stanza, but missed a pair of free throws and two other shots from the field


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Kramer delivers and wins 5,000 RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) — It took Sven Kramer barely six minutes to shake off four years of Olympic frustration. The Dutch speedskater claimed the only major trophy that had eluded him — Olympic gold — with a games record in the 5,000 meters. The 23-year-old prerace favorite won in 6 minutes, 14.60, shaving six hundredths of a second off Jochem Uytdehaage’s Olympic record set at altitude in Salt Lake City in 2002. “I was dying in the end, so I think it was one of my hardest, and even my best race ever,” Kramer said. Lee Seung-hoon of South Korea, who only entered the race because he failed to make the South Korean short track team, was second in 6:16.95. Ivan Skobrev of Russia was third in 6:18.05. Only two years after switching from short track, Lee was the shock of the day with his silver. “This is a dream and a surprise,” he said. After winning world and European titles, Kramer finally got the gold he had been waiting for since he finished with silver and bronze in Turin four years ago. There to see it were Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and Crown Prince Willem Alexander. “The pressure was so high in Holland,” Kramer said.

Olympic sliding resumes on fast track WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Olympic luge events will start farther down the track than originally planned, officials said Saturday, a decision they made with the “emotional component” of athletes in mind following the death of a Georgian competitor. They reiterated that the lightning-fast track was safe for competition, and Olympic officials said they were “completely satisfied” with the adjustments. “We never said it is too fast,” International Luge Federation president Josef Fendt said. An extra session of men’s training, as well as all four runs of the men’s event — two on Saturday, two on Sunday — will begin from the women’s start ramp. Meanwhile, the women’s and doubles entrants in the Olympic field will now start even lower, at the junior start position, between the fifth and sixth curves. It means speeds in all luge events will be a bit slower at the Whistler Sliding Track, where 21-year-old Nodar Kumaritashvili crashed and died in a training run on Friday after his body flew over the track wall and smashed into a steel pole at nearly 90 mph. The decision to change the start’s location seemed to have the desired effect during men’s training on Saturday, the first session on the track after Kumaritashvili’s terrifying crash.

OLYMPIC BRIEFS SBX training called off in order to preserve course WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Olympic organizers at rainy Cypress Mountain have called off snowboardcross training in an attempt to preserve the course for races Monday and Tuesday. Steady rain pelted the course and the adjoining halfpipe Saturday afternoon, a few hundred feet up from the area where the women’s moguls were scheduled to begin later in the evening. The snowboarders got a full day of training in Friday and were mostly positive about the course, which was covered in a top layer of frozen slush. Almost all the snow in Cypress has been trucked in, and with temperatures in the 40s and rain, the main issue has been preserving the snow on the courses. AP photo

Switzerland’s Simon Ammann celebrates winning the gold medal during the ski jumping normal hill competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday.

1st gold medal in Vancouver goes to 2002 double winner VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The first gold medalist of the 2010 Winter Games is the guy who won two golds in Salt Lake City eight years ago. If the name Simon Ammann doesn’t ring a bell, maybe this will: He’s the Swiss ski jumper who looked a lot like Harry Potter. Now 28 — and no longer a double for the boy wizard — Ammann is again the best in the world. He won the individual normal hill title Saturday for the honor of being the first of 86 champions to be crowned at the Vancouver Games.

Four more gold medals were to be awarded Saturday. It would’ve been five, but the men’s downhill was postponed because of warm, wet weather in Whistler. Among the things to watch for was whether Canada would get its first gold medal at home, having been shut out in Montreal at the 1976 Summer Games and at the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary. Who will be first to stir up a spirited rendition of “O Canada”? Odds are it’ll be either moguls skiers Jenn Heil or Kirsti Richards, or speedskater Charles Hame-

lin, all in action Saturday night. Competition at the 21st Winter Olympics opened Saturday with all eyes and heavy hearts on the Whistler Sliding Center. Sliders resumed training on a repaired and slightly reconfigured track the day after a 21-year-old luger from the republic of Georgia died following a crash on the last turn of a training run. The starting point for the men was shifted to the women’s start ramp, which should slightly slow speeds throughout the treacherous track. That also should help improve control.

Kuzmina bests biathlon field in women’s 7.5K WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Slovakia’s Anastazia Kuzmina wins her first Olympic gold medal taking the women’s 7.5-kilometer biathlon sprint at Whistler Olympic Park. Kuzmina missed one of 10 shots and finished in 19 minutes, 55.6 seconds Saturday on a course that had to be sprinkled with fertilizer to harden up snow that had been pelted for days with rain and sleet. Germany’s Magdalena Neuner took the silver, finishing 1.5 seconds behind Kuzmina, and Marie Dorin of France won the

bronze with a clean shoot that put her 10.9 seconds off the lead.

After delays, new Olympic ski schedule set up WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — After postponing the first two Alpine events, the International Ski Federation has revamped the schedule for the Vancouver Olympics to try to squeeze seven races into seven days. The plan came about after the competition-opening men’s downhill was postponed Saturday because of warm, wet weather that’s turned the slopes to mush. The downhill was shifted to 10:30 a.m. Monday, originally an off day. The new lineup keeps the men’s super-combined on Tuesday, and the women’s downhill — Lindsey Vonn’s signature event — on Wednesday. The women’s super-combined moves from Sunday to Thursday, another slot left open.

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The president of Georgia has vigorously defended the experience of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, saying that although all athletes make errors, “no sports mistake should lead to a death.” President Mikhail Saakashvili reacted strongly Saturday to an investigation by the International Luge Federation that said the crash that killed Kumaritashvili was the result of human error not deficiencies in the track.

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DALLAS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Mavericks have traded forward Josh Howard and Drew Gooden to the Washington Wizards in a seven-play deal that sends Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood to the Mavericks. Howard was in his seventh season with Dallas, a span filled with promise and disappointment since being the 29th overall pick in 2003. Gooden, signed by Dallas last summer, will be going to his eighth team in eight NBA seasons. It is a significant move for the Southwest Division-leading Mavericks (32-20), who lost five of their last seven games before the All-Star weekend in their city. For the Wizards (17-33), the trade means more moves for the team that has already lost Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton after both were suspended last month by the NBA for the rest of the season after both admitted to bringing a gun into the locker room after a dispute stemming from a card game on a team flight.

Johnson, Goydos tied for the lead PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dustin Johnson is powering his way around the Monterey Peninsula. Paul Goydos is poking along. And theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re tied for the lead going into the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Johnson, one of the big-


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gest hitters in golf, made two eagles and had a chance to tie the course record at Spyglass Hill until a three-putt bogey on his final hole gave him a 64. Goydos birdied two of his last three holes for a 64 at Pebble Beach on one of the most splendid days in years at Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fabled seaside course. They were at 18-under 196 and will be in the final group Sunday at Pebble Beach. Bryce Molder and J.B. Holmes were four shots behind, while David Duval was tied for seventh, six shots back.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Micheal Eric scored a careerhigh 19 points and No. 21 Temple set a school record for shooting in a 78-56 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. The Owls (20-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) shot 68.6 percent from the field, including making their first eight shots of the second half, and had their highest scoring game of the season. Eric, a 6-foot-11 sophomore forward from Nigeria, scored 17 points in the first half on 8-of-9 shooting. He finished 9 of 10 from the field was one of four Owls in double figures. Ryan Brooks added 18 points, while Lavoy Allen had 17 and Ramone Moore 12. Delroy James and former Southern Lee star Akeem Richmond both had 11 points for Rhode Island (195, 7-4), which lost its second straight.

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart celebrates in victory lane after winning the DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Saturday.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kevin Harvick knew his race cars were good enough to get either he or Tony Stewart into Victory Lane. Once Dale Earnhardt Jr. was out of contention, their path was wide open. Stewart held off Carl Edwards, Harvick and Justin Allgaier to win the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway for the fifth time in six years. Kevin Harvick Inc. owned the car he drove to victory Saturday, as well as in 2005 and 2006.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have always given us great race car, every time,â&#x20AC;? Stewart said. It was Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15th win in a stock car at Daytona, moving him into a tie with Cale Yarborough for third all-time at the storied track. He now trails only Dale Earnhardt (34 wins) and Bobby Allison (16) for most at Daytona. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would trade a couple of them just for a win in a Sunday race here,â&#x20AC;? said Stewart, who is 0 for 11 in the Daytona 500. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll start sixth in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main event.

19 minutes in 1998. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels great,â&#x20AC;? Zoubek said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m playing a lot more aggressive. I just feel good out there. I feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in really good shape. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a long time since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had that all together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels really good to get this win with everything we had going.â&#x20AC;? Zoubek started for the No. 8 Blue Devils (21-4,

9-2 ACC) not because of the recent injury to fellow senior Lance Thomas, but because of his recent level of play. Thomas surprised everyone by starting three days after suffering a serious bone bruise at North Carolina and contributed four points and three rebounds. Zoubek started alongside Thomas in the spot

normally occupied by sophomore Miles Plumlee. After Maryland (167, 6-3 ACC) took what would be its lone lead of the game at 6-5, Zoubek scored six points during a 15-0 run to help Duke build a 20-6 lead. After the Terrapins closed what had become a 22-point deficit down to 54-44 when guard Greivis Vasquez reeled off nine of his 17 points in less than two minutes, Zoubek scored six more during a 13-3 spurt that doubled the lead and sealed the outcome. And in between, early in the second half, Zoubek even came up with a rare dunk, leaping to follow Kyle Singlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missed 3-pointer.

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NBA Standings

By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 32 18 .640 Toronto 29 23 .558 Philadelphia 20 32 .385 New York 19 32 .373 New Jersey 4 48 .077 Southeast Division W L Pct Orlando 36 18 .667 Atlanta 33 18 .647 Charlotte 26 25 .510 Miami 26 27 .491 Washington 17 33 .340 Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 43 11 .796 Chicago 25 26 .490 Milwaukee 24 27 .471 Detroit 18 33 .353 Indiana 18 34 .346 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas 32 20 .615 San Antonio 30 21 .588 Houston 27 24 .529 New Orleans 28 25 .528 Memphis 26 25 .510 Northwest Division W L Pct Denver 35 18 .660 Utah 32 19 .627 Oklahoma City 30 21 .588 Portland 31 24 .564 Minnesota 13 40 .245 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Lakers 41 13 .759 Phoenix 31 22 .585 L.A. Clippers 21 31 .404 Sacramento 18 34 .346 Golden State 14 37 .275

GB — 4 13 131⁄2 29 GB — 11⁄2 81⁄2 91⁄2 17 GB — 161⁄2 171⁄2 231⁄2 24 GB — 11⁄2 41⁄2 41⁄2 51⁄2 GB — 2 4 5 22 GB — 91⁄2 19 22 1 25 ⁄2

Thursday’s Games Cleveland 115, Orlando 106 San Antonio 111, Denver 92 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Games East vs. West at Arlington, TX, 8 p.m.

NHL Conference Glance By The Associated Press All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 59 36 20 3 75 155 137 Pittsburgh 60 36 22 2 74 190 172 Philadelphia 59 31 25 3 65 173 158 N.Y. Rangers 60 26 27 7 59 153 165 N.Y. Islanders 60 24 28 8 56 151 186 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Ottawa 61 35 22 4 74 173 172 Buffalo 59 32 18 9 73 163 151 Montreal 62 29 27 6 64 162 170 Boston 59 26 22 11 63 146 152 Toronto 60 19 30 11 49 162 204 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 61 41 13 7 89 244 173 Tampa Bay 59 26 22 11 63 154 172 Atlanta 58 25 24 9 59 175 187 Florida 60 24 27 9 57 153 174 Carolina 60 23 30 7 53 163 192 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 59 39 15 5 83 189 138 Nashville 59 32 22 5 69 164 165 Detroit 60 27 21 12 66 155 163 St. Louis 60 26 25 9 61 155 169 Columbus 61 25 27 9 59 159 194 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 59 36 21 2 74 188 143 Colorado 59 34 19 6 74 176 154 Calgary 61 29 23 9 67 153 155 Minnesota 59 29 26 4 62 163 173

Golf Scores

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Par Scores By The Associated Press Saturday Pebble Beach, Calif. Purse: $6.2 million p-Pebble Beach Golf Links, 6,816 yards, Par 72 m-Monterey Peninsula CC, 6,838 yards, Par 70 s-Spyglass Hill GC, 6,953 yards, Par 72 Third Round Dustin Johnson 64p-68m-64s — 196 Paul Goydos 67m-65s-64p — 196 Bryce Molder 67p-65m-68s — 200 J.B. Holmes 65p-67m-68s — 200 Matt Jones 67s-67p-66m — 200 Alex Cejka 65m-67s-69p — 201 David Duval 67s-68p-67m — 202 J.P. Hayes 68s-71p-63m — 202 Steve Marino 68m-67s-67p — 202 Tom Pernice, Jr. 67m-69s-67p — 203 D.J. Trahan 67p-67m-69s — 203

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Sports on TV Sunday, Feb. 14

AUTO RACING Noon FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. BOWLING 3 p.m. ESPN — PBA, USBC Masters, at Reno, Nev. GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, The ACE Group Classic, final round, at Naples, Fla. (same-day tape) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Ohio St. at Illinois ESPN — Louisville at Syracuse


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as possible.” With the current standings, all that is known is that Southern Lee has locked up the top seed in the conference tournament. Westover, which handed Southern Lee its only conference loss, will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament and Gray’s Creek will earn the seventh seed. Seeds three-throughsix are still up for grabs and everything should be known after Monday’s games. “Right now, things can go either way,” said Collins. “It’s hard to predict who we’re going to be playing. It all depends on

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ing in the conference tournament,” said Yellow Jacket head coach Reggie Peace. “I think the kids are pretty fired up and ready to play. There are four other teams below the top five in the conference that are looking for a chance to make the state tournament. We’re playing about as well as we can.” In mid-January, the Yellow Jackets were at the bottom of the conference standings in a deep 0-10 hole. Since then, they’ve gone on to win eight of their final nine games and closed out the season with six straight conference wins to climb up the rankings and finish in the sixth spot. “We were in the casket

Edmonton 60 19 35 6 44 150 204 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 61 40 12 9 89 203 150 Phoenix 61 37 19 5 79 166 153 Los Angeles 60 36 20 4 76 182 166 Dallas 60 27 21 12 66 172 186 Anaheim 60 29 24 7 65 169 183 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games San Jose 3, Detroit 2, SO Edmonton 3, Los Angeles 2, SO Ottawa 6, Washington 5 Carolina 4, Buffalo 3, OT Boston 5, Tampa Bay 4 Vancouver 3, Florida 0 Dallas 3, Calgary 1 Friday’s Games Philadelphia 3, Montreal 2 Nashville at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Colorado, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. San Jose at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Montreal, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. Boston at Florida, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Detroit, 7 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 10 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 1 p.m. Nashville at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

K.J. Choi 65p-70m-68s — Phil Mickelson 68m-67s-69p — Greg Owen 71s-67p-66m — Nick O’Hern 69s-72p-64m — Alex Prugh 68s-68p-69m — Blake Adams 65m-74s-66p — Padraig Harrington 69s-67p-69m — Josh Teater 70p-67m-68s — Rod Pampling 69m-70s-67p — John Senden 67s-71p-68m — Luke Donald 70p-65m-71s — Sergio Garcia 68m-71s-67p — Tim Clark 70s-68p-68m — Tom Gillis 69s-68p-69m — Jeff Maggert 65m-75s-66p — Vijay Singh 65m-71s-70p — Vaughn Taylor 69s-69p-68m — Brandt Snedeker 72s-68p-66m — Jim Furyk 68p-69m-69s — Spencer Levin 68m-69s-69p — Steve Elkington 68p-67m-71s — Kevin Streelman 65m-70s-72p —

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7:30 p.m. FSN — Boston College at Florida St. 10 p.m. FSN — UCLA at Southern Cal NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — All-Star Game, at Arlington, Texas OLYMPICS 1 p.m. NBC — Women’s speed skating: 3000m Gold Medal final; Nordic combined: K-95 jumping individual and 10km cross country individual Gold Medal finals; men’s luge: singles; men’s biathlon: 10km sprint Gold Medal final, at Vancouver, Canada 3 p.m. USA — Women’s ice hockey: U.S. vs. China, at Vancouver, Canada 7 p.m. NBC — LIVE: figure skating: pairs short program; men’s freestyle skiing: moguls Gold Medal final; SAME-DAY TAPE: men’s luge: singles Gold Medal final; women’s alpine skiing: super combined Gold Medal final, at Vancouver, Canada

how things play out on Monday night. We just have to play the waiting game.” The Cavaliers, who are looking for their fourth consecutive conference tournament championship to go along with their four regular season conference crowns, will play the winner of the No. 4/No. 5 seed in the semifinals on Thursday. Southern Lee locked up first place with a recent victory over Douglas Byrd in its regular season finale. By the time they hit the floor again, the Cavaliers will have been off for a total of nine days. Collins believes that the long layover is helpful to his team but he’d rather his team be playing games. “It’s helpful because

this late in the season guys are a little banged up and they get a chance to heal and to rest,” said Collins. “At the same time, I really like it when we’re able to get out on the floor and play some games. It’s important that we use this time wisely and improve.” Although he doesn’t know which team he’s going to be facing, Collins has faith in his Cavaliers to accomplish another preseason goal of winning the conference tournament. “At this point of the season, we’re feeling pretty good about where we are,” said Collins. “God has helped us have the season that we’re having. I believe that God will continue guiding us. I give him all of the credit for the success that we’ve had this season.”

getting dirt piled on us over and over,” said Peace, “But we came back to life at just the right time. The kids have shown tremendous character throughout the season and have never given up. Hopefully, we can keep this going for three more games.” The Yellow Jackets split both of their regular season meetings with the Catamounts (10-6, 13-9). Lee County came from behind in its 73-68 victory at Panther Creek on Feb. 9. The Yellow Jackets trailed 41-27 at the half but outscored the Catamounts 28-16 in the fourth quarter to steal the win and keep their streak alive. “We’ve got to improve defensively against them,” said Peace. “We can’t afford to get down by 14 again and expect to come back like we did. We need

to play well defensively and move the ball well offensively and I think we’ll have a chance.” No. 8 seed Green Hope (7-15, 4-12) will play No. 9 seed Fuquay-Varina (6-17, 4-12) in the tournament’s play-in game on Monday night. The winner will play at No. 1 seed Apex (19-4, 15-1) on Tuesday. No. 2 seed Middle Creek (17-7, 12-4) will host seventh-seeded Holly Springs (7-16, 5-11) on Tuesday night in Cary while Athens Drive (11-11, 8-8), the No. 5 seed, will play at No. 4 seed Cary (9-13, 8-8). The semifinals and finals will also take place at Panther Creek. With a win, the Yellow Jackets will advance to the semifinals and will play the winner of Middle Creek/Holly Springs on Wednesday.

Sports Review AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Daytona 500 Lineup By The Associated Press Race Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 191.188 mph. 2. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 190.913. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 190.359. 4. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 189.056. 5. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.996. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 189.374. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 190.054. 8. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 190.408. 9. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.118. 10. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 190.359. 11. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188.699. 12. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 188.533. 13. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.593. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 188.727. 15. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 189.255. 16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.693. 17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 190.577. 18. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 189.757. 19. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 189.282. 20. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 189.314. 21. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 190.05. 22. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 188.628. 23. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 188.411. 24. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 190.05. 25. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 189.072. 26. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 189.737. 27. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 189.195. 28. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 189.052. 29. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 185.924. 30. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 189.958. 31. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 188.198. 32. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 189.294. 33. (34) John Andretti, Ford, 187.512. 34. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 188.735. 35. (37) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 187.285. 36. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 190.05. 37. (38) Robert Richardson Jr., Ford, 187.289. 38. (26) Boris Said, Ford, 186.908. 39. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 188.865. 40. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 190.573. 41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 189.709. 42. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 189.665. 43. (51) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 189.454. Failed to Qualify 44. (90) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 188.3. 45. (27) Kirk Shelmerdine, Toyota, 184.407. 46. (49) David Gilliland, Toyota, 187.766. 47. (46) Terry Cook, Dodge, 187.056. 48. (75) Derrike Cope, Dodge, 185.041. 49. (09) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 187.278. 50. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 186.254. 51. (32) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 188.391. 52. (92) Mike Wallace, Dodge, 182.678. 53. (57) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 180.607. 54. (97) Jeff Fuller, Toyota, 187.363.

Daytona 500 Winners By The Associated Press 2009 — Matt Kenseth 2008 — Ryan Newman 2007 — Kevin Harvick 2006 — Jimmie Johnson 2005 — Jeff Gordon 2004 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2003 — Michael Waltrip 2002 — Ward Burton 2001 — Michael Waltrip 2000 — Dale Jarrett 1999 — Jeff Gordon 1998 — Dale Earnhardt 1997 — Jeff Gordon 1996 — Dale Jarrett 1995 — Sterling Marlin 1994 — Sterling Marlin 1993 — Dale Jarrett 1992 — Davey Allison 1991 — Ernie Irvan 1990 — Derrike Cope 1989 — Darrell Waltrip 1988 — Bobby Allison 1987 — Bill Elliott 1986 — Geoff Bodine 1985 — Bill Elliott 1984 — Cale Yarborough 1983 — Cale Yarborough 1982 — Bobby Allison 1981 — Richard Petty 1980 — Buddy Baker 1979 — Richard Petty 1978 — Bobby Allison 1977 — Cale Yarborough 1976 — David Pearson 1975 — Benny Parsons 1974 — Richard Petty 1973 — Richard Petty 1972 — A.J. Foyt 1971 — Richard Petty 1970 — Pete Hamilton 1969 — Lee Roy Yarbrough 1968 — Cale Yarborough 1967 — Mario Andretti 1966 — Richard Petty 1965 — Fred Lorenzen 1964 — Richard Petty 1963 — Tiny Lund 1962 — Fireball Roberts 1961 — Marvin Panch 1960 — Junior Johnson 1959 — Lee Petty

NASCAR Nationwide-DRIVE4COPD 300 Results By The Associated Press Saturday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (32) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 120 laps, 122.4 rating, 195 points. 2. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 120, 112.5,


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victory. Is Duke good enough to win the national title? The jury is still out on that, even though the Devils will likely either gather the ACC regular season championship or league tournament title — or both. They’ll be nothing less than a No. 2 seed in March and will probably have no more than six losses all season. And yet questions will continue to follow a team that hasn’t, in recent years, enjoyed the kind of monumental success the program made look so routine two decades ago. It will be posited that the Devils will struggle through another poor shooting night in March, that at least once against a tournament team,

175. 3. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 120, 123.3, 170. 4. (12) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 120, 89.5, 160. 5. (7) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 120, 100.1, 155. 6. (43) Paul Menard, Ford, 120, 86.9, 150. 7. (6) Joey Logano, Toyota, 120, 106.7, 146. 8. (11) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 120, 82.7, 142. 9. (8) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 120, 97.6, 138. 10. (13) Steve Wallace, Chevrolet, 120, 83.5, 139. 11. (28) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 120, 68.5, 130. 12. (18) Michael Annett, Toyota, 120, 85.4, 127. 13. (24) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 120, 90.8, 129. 14. (20) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 120, 71.7, 126. 15. (39) Scott Riggs, Ford, 120, 72.7, 118. 16. (19) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 120, 54.8, 115. 17. (26) Eric McClure, Ford, 120, 60.5, 117. 18. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 120, 103.1, 114. 19. (37) Brian Scott, Toyota, 120, 59.7, 106. 20. (42) Bobby Gerhart, Chevrolet, 120, 47.4, 103. 21. (36) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 120, 49.9, 100. 22. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Toyota, 118, 44.3, 97. 23. (5) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 118, 87, 94. 24. (25) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 113, 37.9, 91. 25. (27) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 106, 53.9, 88. 26. (31) Greg Biffle, Ford, accident, 97, 81.2, 90. 27. (33) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, accident, 92, 51.8, 82. 28. (23) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 92, 46.5, 84. 29. (3) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 91, 104.3, 81. 30. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, accident, 91, 67.4, 73. 31. (30) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, accident, 91, 54.2, 75. 32. (14) Scott Lagasse Jr., Ford, 90, 55.1, 67. 33. (22) Jason Leffler, Toyota, accident, 76, 68.8, 64. 34. (9) Colin Braun, Ford, accident, 71, 50.2, 61. 35. (15) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, accident, 69, 39, 58. 36. (10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, accident, 68, 75.1, 55. 37. (41) Stanton Barrett, Chevrolet, accident, 67, 45.9, 52. 38. (38) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, accident, 67, 41.4, 49. 39. (29) Josh Wise, Ford, accident, 65, 34.1, 46. 40. (21) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, accident, 7, 53.2, 43. 41. (17) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, accident, 6, 52.6, 40. 42. (34) Brad Teague, Chevrolet, accident, 2, 51.8, 37. 43. (35) Chrissy Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 0, 50.3, 34. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 123.683 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 25 minutes, 32 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.309 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 32 laps. Lead Changes: 16 among 12 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Busch 1-5; K.Harvick 6-42; K.Busch 43-46; T.Raines 47-49; J.Nemechek 50-52; G.Biffle 53-61; Bra.Keselowski 62-64; T.Stewart 65-74; M.Wallace 75; E.McClure 76; C.Edwards 77-78; K.Busch 79; C.Edwards 80-82; D.Earnhardt Jr. 83-89; T.Stewart 90-92; S.Wallace 93-95; T.Stewart 96-120. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): T.Stewart, 3 times for 38 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 37 laps; K.Busch, 3 times for 10 laps; G.Biffle, 1 time for 9 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 7 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 5 laps; S.Wallace, 1 time for 3 laps; Bra.Keselowski, 1 time for 3 laps; T.Raines, 1 time for 3 laps; J.Nemechek, 1 time for 3 laps; E.McClure, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. T.Stewart, 195; 2. C.Edwards, 175; 3. K.Harvick, 170; 4. J.Allgaier, 160; 5. B.Vickers, 155; 6. P.Menard, 150; 7. J.Logano, 146; 8. J.Buescher, 142; 9. S.Wallace, 139; 10. K.Kahne, 138. ——— NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

BASKETBALL NBA All-Star Rosters By The Associated Press Sunday, Feb. 14 At Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas (x-starters; i-injured, will not play; p-will not play, personal reasons; r-injury replacement) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chris Bosh, F-C, Toronto x-Kevin Garnett, F, Boston Al Horford, F-C, Atlanta x-Dwight Howard, C, Orlando xp-Allen Iverson, G, Philadelphia x-LeBron James, F, Cleveland Joe Johnson, G, Atlanta r-David Lee, F, New York Paul Pierce, F, Boston Rajon Rondo, G, Boston

they will have one of their Big 3 struggle, and then that will be the end of them, perhaps no further than the Sweet 16. But watching the poise with which the Blue Devils played North Carolina, a team in desperation mode at home, trying to rekindle all the magic of the last five years in one night, and in front of the most decorated Tar Heel in history, it was clear that Duke may very well be good enough to grind its way back to the Final Four. The Blue Devils won’t wow anybody with flash or raw athleticism. That’s obvious now. But they just might outthink you, backing the ball up and slowing things down for a 5-minute stretch so that their best players can save their legs while staying on the floor. It’s a strategy fraught with danger, allow-

Derrick Rose, G, Chicago x-Dwayne Wade, G, Miami Gerald Wallace, F, Charlotte Coach — Stan Van Gundy, Orlando Magic WESTERN CONFERENCE x-Carmelo Anthony, F, Denver r-Chauncey Billups, G, Denver xi-Kobe Bryant, G, L.A. Lakers x-Tim Duncan, F, San Antonio Kevin Durant, F, Oklahoma City Pau Gasol, F, L.A. Lakers r-Chris Kaman, C, L.A. Clippers r-Jason Kidd, G, Dallas x-Steve Nash, G, Phoenix Dirk Nowitzki, F, Dallas i-Chris Paul, G, New Orleans Zach Randolph, F, Memphis i-Brandon Roy, G, Portland x-Amare Stoudemire, F-C, Phoenix Deron Williams, G, Utah Coach — George Karl, Denver Nuggets

NBA All-Star Game MVPs By The Associated Press 2009 — Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers; and Shaquille O’Neal, Phoenix 2008 — LeBron James, Cleveland 2007 — Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers 2006 — LeBron James, Cleveland 2005 — Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 2004 — Shaquille O’Neal, LA Lakers 2003 — Kevin Garnett, Minnesota 2002 — Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers 2001 — Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 2000 — Tim Duncan, San Antonio; and Shaquille O’Neal, LA Lakers 1999 — No game. 1998 — Michael Jordan, Chicago 1997 — Glen Rice, Charlotte 1996 — Michael Jordan, Chicago 1995 — Mitch Richmond, Sacramento 1994 — Scottie Pippen, Chicago 1993 — Karl Malone and John Stockton, Utah 1992 — Magic Johnson, LA Lakers 1991 — Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 1990 — Magic Johnson, LA Lakers 1989 — Karl Malone, Utah 1988 — Michael Jordan, Chicago 1987 — Tom Chambers, Seattle 1986 — Isiah Thomas, Detroit 1985 — Ralph Sampson, Houston

The AP Top 25 The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 31, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (54) 20-1 1,605 2 2. Villanova (4) 19-1 1,534 3 3. Syracuse (6) 21-1 1,506 4 4. Kentucky (1) 20-1 1,460 1 5. Michigan St. 19-3 1,367 5 6. West Virginia 17-3 1,230 9 7. Georgetown 16-4 1,204 7 8. Purdue 18-3 1,182 10 9. Texas 18-3 1,069 6 10. Duke 17-4 1,025 8 10. Kansas St. 17-4 1,025 11 12. BYU 21-2 748 12 13. Ohio St. 16-6 677 20 14. Tennessee 16-4 655 14 15. New Mexico 20-3 636 23 16. Wisconsin 16-5 585 16 17. Gonzaga 17-4 541 13 18. Vanderbilt 16-4 502 21 19. Temple 18-4 495 15 20. Baylor 16-4 461 24 21. Georgia Tech 16-5 459 22 22. Pittsburgh 16-5 278 17 23. Butler 18-4 216 — 24. N. Iowa 19-2 193 — 25. Mississippi 16-5 132 18 Others receiving votes: Florida St. 77, Cornell 39, UAB 32, Wake Forest 31, Xavier 31, Siena 19, Rhode Island 17 17-3, Clemson 16, UNLV 16, Missouri 13, Charlotte 12, Marquette 10, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 9, UTEP 7, Wichita St. 5, Oklahoma St. 3, Maryland 2, George Mason 1.

NCAA Boxscores No. 8 DUKE 77, MARYLAND 56 MARYLAND (16-7) Milbourne 1-6 0-0 2, Williams 3-9 0-1 6, Hayes 3-7 2-2 8, Mosley 2-6 0-0 4, Vasquez 7-12 1-2 17, Bowie 1-4 0-0 2, Tucker 5-13 2-2 12, Gregory 0-3 3-4 3, Padgett 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-61 8-11 56. DUKE (21-4) Singler 4-14 0-0 10, Thomas 1-3 2-4 4, Zoubek 7-10 2-2 16, Smith 5-14 4-4 14, Scheyer 6-12 7-8 22, Ma.Plumlee 2-4 3-4 7, Dawkins 0-3 0-0 0, Mi.Plumlee 1-2 0-0 2, Kelly 1-2 0-0 2, Davidson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-65 18-22 77. Halftime—Duke 40-24. 3-Point Goals—Maryland 2-13 (Vasquez 2-3, Mosley 0-1, Bowie 0-1, Milbourne 0-2, Hayes 0-2, Tucker 0-4), Duke 5-15 (Scheyer 3-4, Singler 2-6, Dawkins 0-1, Kelly 0-1, Smith 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Maryland 37 (Vasquez, Williams 7), Duke 44 (Zoubek 17). Assists—Maryland 10 (Vasquez 4), Duke 12 (Smith 6). Total Fouls—Maryland 18, Duke 13. A—9,314. NORTH CAROLINA 74, N.C. STATE 61 N.C. STATE (14-12) Wood 2-10 2-5 7, T.Smith 6-11 8-9 20, Horner 1-4 0-0 2, Degand 1-2 0-3 2, Gonzalez 5-12 0-0 13, Howell 4-9 0-0 8, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Mays 0-2 0-0 0, Painter 2-2 0-0 4, Williams 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 23-56 10-17 61. NORTH CAROLINA (14-11) Graves 2-8 0-0 5, Thompson 4-12 4-5 12, Henson 4-9 1-5 9, Ginyard 2-6 4-6 8, Drew II 6-9 1-2 15, D.Wear 2-4 2-3 7, Strickland 3-8 5-6 11, McDonald 2-4 2-2 7. Totals 25-60 19-29 74. Halftime—North Carolina 33-31. 3-Point Goals—N.C. State 5-18 (Gonzalez 3-6, Williams 1-1, Wood 1-7, Mays 0-1, Degand 0-1, Horner 0-2), North Carolina 5-15 (Drew II 2-3, D.Wear 1-2, McDonald 1-3, Graves 1-3, Henson 0-1, Strickland 0-1, Ginyard 0-2). Fouled Out—Degand. Rebounds—N.C. State 32 (Howell 6), North Carolina 44 (Graves, Henson 8). Assists—N.C. State 16 (Gonzalez 6), North Carolina 12 (Drew II 7). Total Fouls—N.C. State 24, North Carolina 17. A—19,786.

ing a lesser team to remain close for long stretches, gambling that your execution at clutch time will far exceed that of the opponent’s. But it worked on Wednesday night. And it worked well. Is Duke flawed? Yes. But most teams are. Shoot 25 percent for 35 minutes against Kentucky or Kansas (and maybe even Georgia Tech), and the Blue Devils will get slapped around. But if it’s tied with 3 minutes to go, there may be no more frightening team in all the land. That much we know. Just ask the Tar Heels. Alex Podlogar is The Herald’s sports editor. Reach him at and at (919) 7181222. Read his blog at www. designatedhitter.wordpress. com


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Man’s playful ‘love taps’ are no game to girlfriend

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Happy Birthday: Honesty will be the most important equation in everything you do. This will be a time for you to evaluate and to set your sights on goals that seemed too difficult to pursue in the past. Thoughts must be followed by actions. Accomplishment will open doors and allow you to start anew in many aspects of your life. Your numbers are 3, 5, 9, 20, 22, 41, 47 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Complete whatever you start and let everyone around you know that you mean business. Express your thoughts and feelings and find out exactly where you stand. Keeping things quiet or not making sure you are in the loop will provoke criticism later on. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Getting involved in something you believe in will open up windows of opportunity. Trust in your own judgment, not someone else’s, and it will be you to whom everyone looks for guidance. Love is on the rise. 4 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t allow your emotions to get you into trouble or cause you to be inconsistent. Sticking to your original game plan will give you the stability you need to capture the interest and the help of people with something to offer. 2 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can connect with someone who can offer you innovative ideas or a partnership that can help you advance. Love is on the rise and the chance to do something exciting with someone special must be taken advantage of. Travel will expand your mind. 5 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Money should be on your mind. Deals, contracts and legal matters must be scrutinized carefully for the highest returns. Don’t put up the money for someone else’s plans -- invest in what you have to offer. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll tend to overreact and

overindulge, leading to arguments and difficulties with family and friends. Keep a lid on the way you feel and refrain from making irrational changes that will disrupt your life. You need to settle down and relax before you make a move. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Strive for perfection. Stick to the things you do the best and that will bring the highest returns. Don’t let laziness be your demise. When given a responsibility, do the best job possible and do it fast. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may feel tension mounting but refrain from getting angry or into a feud that you cannot win. You do need to make some changes to your home and to yourself. A creative move will give you greater freedom to pursue your goals. 5 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Keep a close eye on your assets. Someone is likely to point out some dubious actions that may hurt your reputation or status. A personal problem will take your mind off what you should be concentrating on, leaving you vulnerable to criticism. 4 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Moderation and practical applications will set you up for future gains. Get in touch with someone from your past if you think this person can offer you what you are looking for. An added responsibility may result in unwanted travel. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stick to whatever you are working toward until you have reached your goal. Sending the right signal will be important and a financial gain should encourage you to save for the future. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t overreact or you will give your true feelings away, causing added tension between yourself and someone with whom you are affiliated. Keep things in perspective. Now is not the time to exaggerate. 3 stars


DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend recently moved in with me. We have a great relationship except that he is always slapping me on the bottom. He refers to it as “love taps.” I have told him many times I regard it as degrading and frustrating. It stings and I hate it. I have told him 10 different times in 10 different ways, including getting so angry I screamed obscenities at him. When we get into little arguments, he will say, “That’s it! You deserve a spanking for that!” and proceeds to hit me again. I know he thinks it’s cute, and he obviously gets some sort of enjoyment out of it, but I am at my wits’ end. How can I get it through his head that his behavior is not only offensive, it is seriously harming our relationship by creating resentment? Does he just not care about my feelings, or does he not take me seriously when I tell him to knock it off? SORE IN CALIFORNIA DEAR SORE: When someone continues to do something after having been told that it hurts, that you don’t like it, and that you want it stopped, what it shows is lack of respect for your feelings and your “space.” What is going on is not my definition of a “great” relationship. It’s one in which there is a serious communication problem.

crass fellow to tell him how much he embarrassed me. Should I? What would you do, Abby? LOYAL READER, ANY CITY, USA

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

Now I have a question for you. What else does he ignore when you speak up? ❏ DEAR ABBY: I take the shuttle bus from work along with a group of others from the same company. Last week, I got out of work a little early and was already sitting on the bus when the others boarded. Not realizing that I was there, a man who works in another department — whom I do not know well — said loudly, “I don’t think that old lady is here today.” Abby, I am not yet 60, and he is older than I am! I know that for a fact. His remark was within earshot of the other workers and the driver. Needless to say, I was deeply upset and humiliated. In fact, I wrote a letter to the human resources department but never received a response. I have considered calling the

DEAR READER: Are you the only older female who rides the shuttle? And are you positive the remark was about you? My initial reaction was that the man may have thought someone who usually takes the bus wasn’t there yet and he might have been voicing concern — as in, “Maybe we should wait a few minutes until she gets here.” Rather than calling him, I would let it go. If he was talking about you, he embarrassed HIMSELF with his tactlessness far more than he embarrassed you. ❏ DEAR READERS: Today is a double holiday. Not only is it Valentine’s Day (greetings to all you lovers out there), but it also is the beginning of the lunar New Year. This is the Year of the Tiger. Individuals born this year are known for their charm, and when they see opportunity, they’re quick to pounce. A formidable combination not only in the jungle, but also in society!



Three-legged dog wins first place in NYC shelter contest

black to those onshore, given the distance and the sun’s glare off the ice.

NEW YORK (AP) — A three-legged pitbull mix that played in a game of doggie baseball has won “Best in Show” at a talent competition held by one of New York City’s largest animal shelters. Nine dogs competed in Friday’s contest at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. But it was Prince who impressed the judging panel the most with his feat of catching three baseballs. The nearly 2-year-old dog lost one of his legs and had a pin inserted in another after being struck by a car. The ASPCA’s senior vice president of the adoption center says Prince’s disability doesn’t hold him back.

Love Stinks! Minnesota farmer creates valentine from manure

Otter mistaken for drowning snowmobiler in Maine GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) — State officials in Maine say witnesses who reported seeing a drowning snowmobiler on a lake were probably looking at an otter enjoying a snack. On Thursday, three people reported seeing a snowmobiler wearing all black and a black helmet struggling in Moosehead Lake. Officials used an airboat and flew overhead on both Thursday and Friday, but found no evidence that a person had gone through the ice. Cpl. Mike Joy of the Maine Warden Service tells the Bangor Daily News that authorities did find pieces of crawfish and a small bloodstain on the ice, indicating that at least one otter had been feeding there. He says the animal would have appeared


ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — Nothing says “I love you” like a half-mile wide heart made out of manure. A southern Minnesota man created the Valentine’s Day gift for his wife of 37 years in their farm field about 12 miles southwest of Albert Lea. Bruce Andersland told the Alberta Lea Tribune that he started the project with his tractor and manure spreader Wednesday and finished Thursday. His wife, Beth, said it’s the biggest and most original Valentine she has ever received. She said some people might think it’s gross, but she says it’s cute and “Why not do something fun with what you got?” She said the heart would be darker except for the recent heavy snowfall that mixed with the manure.

Priest caught buying cocaine PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest from northeastern Pennsylvania is facing drug possession charges after police say he was caught buying cocaine in Philadelphia. Philadelphia police said Friday that 50-year-old James B. Shimsky, a priest in the Diocese of Scranton, was arrested last month. Narcotics officers said they saw a man in a Jeep engage in a drug transaction the morning of Jan. 30 on a North Philadelphia street. Police said they stopped the vehicle and found a small amount of cocaine inside.

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Forgiveness should have no limits Q: I know you’ve often said that we need to forgive those who hurt us, but what if it doesn’t do any good and they just keep hurting you? No matter what I say, this person keeps doing the same hurtful things to me. How much should I put up with? -- Mrs. J.R. A: Forgiving someone who has hurt us isn’t easy -- and it’s even harder when they ignore our efforts to bridge the gap between us by forgiving them. But that doesn’t mean we should give up and quit trying -- not at all. One of Jesus’ disciples must have had the same problem you do, because on one occasion he asked Jesus how often he was expected to forgive someone who had hurt him. Perhaps he thought he’d impress Jesus by showing how merciful he was, because he suggested that instead of forgiving them only once or twice, wouldn’t it be good to forgive them up to seven times? But Jesus replied, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times” -in other words, without limit (Matthew 18:22). After all, this is how God offers to forgive us -- freely and without limit, in spite of the way we ignore Him and disobey Him. He does this because He loves us, and we know this because Jesus Christ was willing to give His life for us. The Bible says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32).


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Three new breeds to be showcased

NEW YORK (AP) — His name is Alchemy — a sleek Irish red and white setter, high-energy but gentle. Next week, he’ll represent one of three new breeds making their debut at the Westminster Kennel Club’s world-class dog show alongside the perennial Labrador retriever — just named America’s top dog for the 19th consecutive year. Alchemy, a silky-coated canine from New Jersey, will also step outside Madison Square Garden on Tuesday to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange. That moment will be beamed live to a Times Square giant screen. The two other breeds entering the annual show for the first time are herding dogs — the Pyrenean shepherd and the Norwegian buhund. “It’s exciting for me to see beautiful dogs that finally get recognized in this country after being around hundreds of years in their home countries,” said David Frei, a spokesman for the club who co-hosts the show’s live television broadcast. The so-called Pyr shep, native to the mountains of southern France, has guarded sheep since medieval times. Its expressive, intelligent eyes guide a fuzzy, sturdy body in action. The breed comes in two varieties — rough- and smooth-coated. Hundreds of them lost their lives in World War I, searching for wounded men or as couriers or guard dogs. And the loyal and funloving buhund — either black or cream-colored, with a curly tail — also has existed for centuries, sailing on Viking ships and working in the Norwegian countryside. “It’s a dog with pointed ears and a thick coat who looks like it’s ready to go to work on a farm, herding,” said Frei. “They have a great work ethic.” Represented by 29 individual dogs in the show, the three breeds made it into the 134th annual event after being officially recognized last year by the American Kennel Club, the governing body of the purebed dog sport in the United States. The show starts Monday. Several factors are required for AKC recognition: a solid parent club that oversees the registry, a precise standard for the breed’s ideal dog, and a sufficient population and distribution in the United States. “They can’t all be on some farm in Georgia,” joked Frei. Worldwide, more than 400 breeds of dogs are recognized. Although the three new breeds in this year’s show have long been accepted abroad, “it took this long for them to receive AKC recognition in this country,” Frei said. The Labrador retriever was named the top dog in the United States on Wednesday by the American Kennel Club, followed by the German shepherd, the Yorkshire terrier and the golden retriever. The ranking is based on the number of registrations for the breed with the AKC in 2009; the lab is most popular in Los Angeles. Westminster’s 2010 rookie breeds were to be formally introduced at a Friday morning news conference at Hotel Pennsylvania, across the street from the Garden, where they’re staying with their owners in rooms normally used by humans. The occasion was to be broadcast to local TV stations across the country. The newcomers bring

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(Above) An Irish Red and White Setter; (left) a Pyrenean Shepherd with a smooth coat, (top right) a Pyrenean Shepherd with a rough coat and (bottom right) a Norwegian Bundhund make up the three new breeds to be showcased at the 134th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The show starts Monday with the “Best in Show” being chosen on Tuesday. this year’s show total to 173 breeds and varieties, up from about 150 two decades ago, Frei said. “This is the world’s greatest dog show, with a different cast of characters every year,” he said. Anna Jones is bringing 9-year-old Alchemy along with another Irish red and white setter, 2-yearold Toffy, after a string of other shows this past year that won the dogs enough points to be declared AKC champions, a requirement to step on Westminster’s green carpet. The red and white setter — an older breed than the well-known mahoganycoated Irish setter — is a lean, elegant hunting dog with a mouth soft enough to retrieve game without damaging it. The breed became almost extinct in the early 20th century, but was saved by its “fanciers,” said Frei. Tuesday afternoon, Jones’ two setters and a group of Pyr sheps and buhunds will be whisked

away from Madison Square Garden in a van to ring Nasdaq’s closing bell. Exactly how a dog rings the bell will remain a mystery until then. Amid this week’s snowstorm, Lisa Donnelly’s 18-month-old buhund, Lola, was oblivious to the excitement leading up to the show. All the pooch knew was that she’d gotten a bath and wasn’t allowed outside her Connecticut home to play. “She’s usually happy, outgoing and low-maintenance,” said Donnelly. “But now, she’s having a hissy fit in the basement, whining and crying to go out.” The Westminster is the nation’s second longest continually held sporting event, after the Kentucky Derby, according to Frei. The Pyrenean shepherd and the Norwegian buhund will compete Monday as part of the herding group. The setters will compete the next day in the sporting group.

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This Jan. 8 photo released by Fuzzy rescue shows Scooby-Roo getting a smooch and a scratch from Alyssa Milano at her Los Angeles home during a play date.

Two-legged dog gets a little help from celeb friends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like any good Hollywood transplant, ScoobyRoo went from a troubled past to rehab. The two-legged dog has celebrity friends like Demi Moore and Alyssa Milano. He has a therapist and a personal trainer and can look forward to a masseuse and acupuncturist. But it didn’t start out that way. The 11-monthold mutt was born without front legs and dumped in South Central Los Angeles. He and his sister Sophie were found living in a wrecked, abandoned car near a freeway onramp. He was covered in blood from scooting around on the asphalt. A pair of good Samaritans caught the dogs and took them to Sheila Choi, who runs Fuzzy Dog and Cat Rescue, Inc., in Santa Monica. While some shelters might have euthanized the dogs, Choi sent out a mass e-mail looking for donations and other support.

Demi Moore tweeted about Roo. Shannon Elizabeth sent money and tweeted for more dollars. Alyssa Milano saw a YouTube video of the dog and fell in love, she said through her publicist. She called Choi, promised to help any way she could and became the dog’s godmother. Their first gettogether included a photo shoot. Choi has also talked to the Jackson family publicist to try to work out a meeting between Roo and Paris and Prince. The dog, named for his Scooby-Doo! coloring and kangaroo hop, got a therapist for his emotional scars and a personal trainer to help with the wheels. As he progresses, Choi said they are looking at hydrotherapy and massages. Milano thinks he should see an acupuncturist too. With the celebrity help, Choi collected $2,000 for a set of custom wheels for Roo.

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Ms Lucy, a 1-year-old Blue Chihuahua, wearing a spring flower sunset dress strikes a pose in the lobby of the Pennsylvania Hotel, Friday in New York. Competition in the134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place Monday and Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.


Stewart, LaRussa, Purina work for pet food LOS ANGELES (AP) — When people are having trouble putting food on the table, chances are the dog’s dish or the cat’s bowl is running empty, too. Martha Stewart, baseball manager Tony La Russa and Purina One are joining forces to give away more than 63,000 pounds (that’s 11,000 bags) of dog and cat food to people with pets in need. “My dogs and cats are very important to me, and I can’t imagine what it would be like not to be able to give them proper care and food on a regular basis,” said Stewart. “With so many



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away during an 11-city, coast-to-coast mobile tour of animal shelters called the Purina One Tour for Heroes, stopping in Houston on Friday. The campaign includes an online social networking fundraiser. Those who want to take part can go to the Web site, locate a pet that needs adopting and post the photo on their Facebook page. For every photo that’s shared, AP photo Purina One will donate $1 Martha Stewart poses with her dogs Francesca, left, — up to $50,000 — worth and Sharkey, during a taping of “The Martha Stewart of food to shelters in local Show,” featuring pets in New York. communities. If $50,000 is raised, an additional 112,000 pounds of dog people adversely affected the Purina One Tour for and cat food will be disby the difficult economy Heroes is critical.” right now, a program like The food is being given tributed.


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Not â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;everythingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; goes at Rioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnival By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greatest Party opened Friday, but the everything-goes atmosphere of Carnival that turns Rio into a giant oceanside den of debauchery is under assault. The mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year-old, zero-tolerance campaign against petty crimes and disorder is on full display at the first Carnival since Rio won its bid to host the 2016 Olympics. Those who drink too much beer at giant street parties and want to use gutters as toilets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; always tolerated in the past â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are out of luck. Police have already arrested nearly 100 such lawbreakers. Beaches no longer resemble full-service bazaars with greasy snacks delivered on command under a sprawl of rented umbrellas. Beach football by the sea? After 5 p.m. only please. And something else is missing. Rioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world-famous waterfront pickup club for legal prostitutes has closed to make way for a museum. The changes were getting mixed reviews even before the party officially started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The plan is doing the impossible: making Rio square,â&#x20AC;? said Marcus Paulo Reis, a 36-year-old businessman sipping beer at lunch this week in the beachside Arpoador neighborhood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to get rid of the grit that gives Rio its flavor.â&#x20AC;? Violence is still the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

has banned Brazilian rap and funk music in street parties â&#x20AC;&#x201D; saying the styles promote violence and vulgarity. Offenders face up to six months in jail. The crackdown has left a bad taste in the mouths of some Cariocas, as Rio residents call themselves, especially those who make their living on the beach â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the destination for up to 2 million people on a hot summer day. Beloved beach vendors who once operated out of hand-painted tents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; providing chairs, sun umbrellas, drinks and food â&#x20AC;&#x201D; are now forced to use AP photo the same model of tent and Milton Junior, the Rei Momo, or Carnival King, holds up the key to the city as he stands rent just 100 chairs and 30 umbrellas each, all with no with Carnival Princess Suellen Ferreira Pinto, left, Carnival Queen Shayene Cesario, markings. second from right, and Rio de Janeiroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mayor Eduardo Paes, far right, at a ceremony This has disoriented the marking the official start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Friday. hordes who tend to go to the same beach spot each biggest security concern, lunging toward the touristâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shock of order on the weekend their entire lives. with at least seven suspect- backpack and acting like he beaches. Shock of order Like staring into Brazilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ed drug traffickers and a was going to run off with on public transportation. brilliant sun too long, policeman killed Thursday it, not to the amusement Shock of order on illegal looking at row after row of in a shootout in a slum in of the visitor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You see, this billboards. northern Rio. does not happen anymore.â&#x20AC;? As he handed the key to indistinguishable, white There appears to be a Amid the law-and-order the city over to the Carnival tents has Cariocas furiously using their cell phones, silent majority glad to get makeover, a 7-year-old girl King Momo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who rules trying to locate friends and some peace on the beach was preparing to samba the city until Ash Wednesfamily. and during this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s before a crowd of thouday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Paes made it clear â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost so much party, as international sands as a Carnival drum who really was in charge. headliners poured into corps queen, a coveted role He stood before journalists money since they started this garbage,â&#x20AC;? said vendor Rio, including Madonna, normally reserved for sultry holding a sign underscorBeyonce, Alicia Keys and models. A family court ing his anti-urine campaign Jonildo Viegas da Silva, known by his clientele as Paris Hilton. judge overruled objections that read â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come on, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Nildo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No more selling â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will make Carnival that it is inappropriate for pee here, OK?â&#x20AC;? fruit salad, no more sandmore secure,â&#x20AC;? said Alexanlittle Julia Lira to be in such Rio isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only city dre Verissima, a 34-year-old a traditionally sexualized cracking down on Carnival. wiches. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m losing customers because I run out of actor, standing on Ipanema role. In the colonial town chairs to rent by 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;? beach in only his blue Emulating what New of Olinda in northeastern Nildo said last Carnival Speedo. York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s government did Brazil, anyone playing loud he made about $5,400. This To prove his point, in the 1990s, Mayor Eduar- music in their house will year, based on how busihe acted out a scene on do Paes wants to end Rioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s face a fine of $3,800. Offia nearby, unsuspecting general lawlessness with a cials say they want nothing ness has been under the new regime, he is hoping French tourist. zero-tolerance campaign interfering with the music for half that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In years past, you he calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;shock of order.â&#x20AC;? in the streets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got 12 men who would see this happen The headlines have The mayor of Sao Louwork for me here, and they right here,â&#x20AC;? Verissima said, come nonstop for a year: renco, a city north of Rio,


all have families,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to divide what little weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have and hope it sustains our wife and kids.â&#x20AC;? Eager to clean up the beaches, the mayor has outlawed food like fried shrimp and grilled cheese sticks that have soaked up booze in Brazilian bellies for generations. Beer and drinks are still served in the 100-plus degree (38 Celsius) heat forecast for Carnival. Citizens who long turned beach sidewalks into weekend parking lots are being hit with fines. Even that most sacred of Brazilian pastimes â&#x20AC;&#x201D; beach football â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is targeted. No more kicking the ball near the water until 5 p.m. One of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toughest challenges â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and biggest victories â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was closing down a notorious disco where hundreds of prostitutes would gather each night to meet up with an almost exclusively foreign clientele. The fact that the Help Disco was located at the heart of Copacabana beach long embarrassed officials. Last month, it closed. In its place, a museum dedicated to Brazilian music, film and photography will be erected, to the dismay of some Carnival revelers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heartbreaking,â&#x20AC;? said Brian, a 46-year-old American tourist, motioning toward the dark building which just a few weeks ago would have been lit up like a samba groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s float. He would only give his first name lest family and friends back home in Philadelphia learn of his Carnival exploits.

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Town marks infamous case 8 decades later SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — The very name of this Alabama city has stood for racial injustice for almost 80 years. Nine young black men went on trial in Scottsboro in 1931 on charges of raping two white women in a case that made headlines worldwide. The defendants — eight of whom were sentenced to die — came to be known as “The Scottsboro Boys” and the charges were revealed as a sham. Now, four generations later, Scottsboro is acknowledging its painful past. With biracial support in a Tennessee River community that is 91 percent white, organizers this month opened a museum documenting the infamous rape prosecution and its aftermath. The museum isn’t large or fancy — it’s located in an old African-American church near the city’s main attraction, a store that sells clothes, wrenches, iPods and other items pulled from unclaimed airline baggage. Its operating hours, for now at least, are spotty. But the opening of The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center helps fill a hole in the historical narrative of a city that seemingly went out of its way for decades to ignore an ugly stain. “The history of the case is rich. People know, ‘Those nine black boys raped those white women.’ But people don’t know about the case, what really happened,” said Sheila Washington, a black woman who headed a push for the museum.

IF YOU GO The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center is located at 428 West Willow St., Scottsboro, Ala.; Admission: $3 adults, $2 children; Open the second and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., also available by appointment; Phone (256) 244-1310.

Mayor Melvin Potter said some residents would still rather forget the whole episode. To this day, some go to lengths to point out that the nine men were arrested in another town, Paint Rock, and everybody involved was from another county. Scottsboro got a bad rap, they say. But Potter, who is white, said the museum’s time has come. “It’s like they say: If you don’t remember history there’s a chance you can repeat it,” he said. With the nation gripped by the Great Depression after the stock market crash of 1929, people hopped

freight trains to travel from one city to the next. A fight broke out between blacks and whites on a train in Jackson County on March 25, 1931. Trying to avoid arrest, two women who were on the train falsely accused nine young black men of raping them. It was the worst possible allegation in a region where whites were trying to assert supremacy just 66 years after the end of the Civil War. The blacks, ranging in age from 13 to 20, were shackled and taken to Scottsboro, where an angry white mob gathered for their trials before all-white

recanted, saying their claim was a lie — and more trials. All the men were eventually freed from jail without any executions. Then-Gov. George C. Wallace parAP photo doned the last surviving (Above) The new Scottsdefendant, Clarence Norris, boro Boys Museum and in 1976. Norris died in 1989. Cultural Center is shown in The case set important Scottsboro, Ala. Located in legal precedents that still an old church, the museum resonate decades later, documents the infamous including Supreme Court case of nine young black rulings that guaranteed the men wrongfully charged right to effective counsel with raping two white and barred the practice of women in 1931. eliminating all blacks from jury service. (Left) The Jackson County But in Scottsboro, the Sentinel from April 2, case soon faded into the background. It wasn’t 1931. until 2003 that a historical marker was placed on the juries just two weeks after square of the courthouse the arrests. Eight of the acknowledging that the city nine were convicted and of about 14,800 people was sentenced to death; jurors the site of the first trials. couldn’t reach a verdict for Talk of commemorathe youngest defendant. tions or displays about The convictions shocked the case came and went the nation: Thousands of through the years, but people marched in protest nothing happened until in Harlem, and the case the Scottsboro-Jackson was covered heavily by County Multicultural news magazines of the day. Heritage Foundation was Books, plays and poems established by Washington. were written about the In December, it gained the plight of the defendants. use of an old church for the There were years of museum. appeals — some successOn Feb. 1, to mark ful, as one of the women the start of Black History

Month, about 100 blacks and whites gathered in the old Joyce Chapel United Methodist Church on West Willow Street for the dedication of the Scottsboro Boys Museum. The mayor attended, along with two white legislators and the granddaughter of the white judge who presided in one of the retrials in 1933 and threw out a jury’s guilty verdict against some of the defendants. The fact that whites were part of the ceremony was meaningful to Washington, who worked 17 years on the project. Internet message boards have been peppered with negative comments and some whites, speaking privately, sneer at the idea of a museum “to that rape case.” But the museum already has photos and press clippings about the case — some original and some copies — and a nearby museum is donating a juror chair used during the trial. Washington is hoping to get other items, including a jail table that may have been used by the defendants. Some worry that the museum will dredge up hard feelings, but Garry Morgan sees it differently. A white man who serves on the multicultural association and helped put together museum displays about the court case, Morgan said the new attraction is a chance for Scottsboro to recast itself before a modern audience. “We want to end the negative stereotype of Scottsboro, to let the world know we’ve moved into the 21st century,” he said.

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fter a couple years of laying dormant, new life has been breathed into the shopping center that the old Walmart used to anchor. In addition to the Tokyo Express, which opened up a few months back, and the Tractor Supply Company which has been in business over a year, there are two new businesses planning on opening up there in coming weeks. First is one that I am particularly excited about. Umami Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar will open soon in the site of the former Long John Silver’s restaurant on an outparcel at the shopping center. The site was most recently the home of El Jimador Mexican Restaurant, and the Remington Grille before that. No date has been set for the sushi bar’s opening as of today. When I get one I will let you know. Also in the shopping center, It’s Fashion Metro plans to open a Sanford location next door to Tractor Supply in a third of the old Walmart site. The store is under the umbrella of The Cato Corporation. According to its Web site, the store “offers the latest trendy fashions for the entire family including urban-inspired, nationally recognized brands at low prices every day,” what-

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Hope Nobles has been named January’s Employee of the Month at Central Carolina Hospital. A nurse on the Intensive Care Unit, Hope is always positive and motivated, even on the most hectic of days. Always patient-focused and never afraid to set the example, Hope created an education board for a specific process to help everyone on her unit learn uniform standards. Her supervisor said: “I call her Mama Hope because she likes looking after everyone. She’s a great asset to the ICU and is truly and upstanding, moral person who deserves recognition in setting the standard.” — courtesy, Central Carolina Hospital


Downturn a boon to small companies RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK. (AP) — Damon Clark began his high-tech career at Nortel Networks fresh out of college, just two weeks before the company’s first wave of layoffs in 2001. The electrical engineer jumped to another job last summer before the bankrupt corporation got around to downsizing him. At 31, he says his 28 percent salary cut at Aviat Networks in

Morrisville was a small price to pay, considering that he has friends here who’ve been unemployed for months and are looking for jobs all over the country. Clark is typical of the Triangle’s telecom industry brain trust. Thousands of local workers navigate layoffs and other shake-ups that thin out weak companies, give rise to new employers in the region, and restock opportunistic

competitors with a highly trained work force. Their anxiety only intensifies during periodic economic disruptions. “I came to RTP because of all the telecommunications firms,” Clark said. “I liked the idea that I could go across the street. I liked that it was a central hub for an industry.” The last such episode of creative destruction shook up the

region during the dot-com bust a decade ago, when Nortel hired Clark and began weeding out highly paid workers. At the time, Nortel was home to as many as 10,000 local employees and contractors, making it the crown jewel of the region’s telecom hub. Soon Nortel will be a historical footnote, leaving just one super-

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In this photo provided by Hasbro, Marc Stewart, left, and Kyle Burns, two members of the pop rock band “Forever the Sickest Kids,” take a look at the ‘Nerf N-Strike Raider Rapid Fire CS-35’ blaster, part of the new Clear Series Special Edition line of Nerf products, as they tour the Hasbro showroom at the American International Toy Fair in New York Saturday.

Toy makers say high-tech toys are getting cheaper NEW YORK (AP) — If the Zhu Zhu Pets taught a lesson, it’s that a bit of technology and a low price tag can go a long way. Toy makers are taking that experience to heart. From a digital Scrabble game that checks the words to a hovering UFO to miniature radio-control cars, toy makers are amping up the tech quotient but not prices. Zhu Zhu Pets, the furry mechanical hamsters that zoom around, were the runaway hit of the holiday season. One key to their success: a price tag under $10. The American International

Toy Fair begins Sunday. This is the annual event where toy makers show off new offerings that will make their way into next year’s stockings. Previews from toymakers and interviews with analysts make clear that the focus is on innovation and price. Few toys will retail for more than $100, and most will be priced below $30. “There’s still going to be some hesitancy to raise prices too much,” said Needham & Co. analyst Sean McGowan. “Last year the feeling was under $30 is where you needed to be. This year there may be more willing-

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Toyota to expand disclosure amid pressures on CEO TOKYO (AP) — Toyota said Friday it’s planning a new level of disclosure about car problems beyond what the automaker is legally required to reveal as it seeks to rebuild consumer trust. The move comes amid intensifying pressure for the automaker’s president Akio Toyoda to testify before the U.S. Congress about safety lapses at hearings scheduled later this month. Presently, the highestranking company executive slated to attend the hearing is Toyota’s North American head, Yoshimi Inaba. Experts say it’s vital that Toyoda appear at the Wash-

ington hearings to reverse the perception that the company has been slow to recognize and tackle the safety problems that have led it to recall 8.5 million vehicles. “The final authority needs to be there and explain the situation and say what the company is doing to resolve the problems,” said Yoshinobu Yamamoto. If the hearing in Washington goes poorly — if Toyota executives come across as aloof or U.S. politicians come down in a way perceived in Japan as excessively harsh — it could even hurt diplomatic ties between the two nations.

Toys to watch for: Stinker, Dog tweets By The Associated Press

The American International Toy Fair, the industry’s main trade show, kicks off Sunday in New York on Sunday. Here are some noteworthy toys to watch for. ■ ZHU ZHU PETS. Last year’s runaway hit from Cepia LLC is back, and they’re not just hamsters. Zhu Zhu Pets Wild Bunch will feature different animals including a skunk named Stinker and a rabbit named Sweetie. Zhu Zhu Pets Rock Stars will have

mohawk-like longer hair. Four of each will be available in late summer or early fall. Under $10. ■ DANCE STAR MICKEY. Mattel Inc.’s plush Mickey Mouse walks, talks and dances. $69.99. ■ RADICA PUPPY TWEETS ACCESSORY. Mattel’s offering for adults attaches to a collar, monitors a dog’s activity and sends tweets to Twitter about what the dog might be up to. $29.99.

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Windy Wyoming debates excise tax for wind energy CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal in Wyoming to impose the nation’s first state excise tax on wind energy production is generating debate over how the state should handle the arrival of massive wind farms to its wind-swept plains and plateaus. Gov. Dave Freudenthal made the wind energy tax a centerpiece of his legislative agenda, drawing surprise and alarm from some in the state’s fledgling wind industry. The proposal cleared its first hurdle Thursday when the state House voted to introduce the bill. Freudenthal said wind can

be a beneficial industry for Wyoming, but doesn’t deserve special treatment. “It can help keep people in agriculture. It can help people have jobs, and hopefully it can lead to some manufacturing facilities in the state,” he said. “Having said all that, they are not entitled to a free ride. This is the first opportunity that this state has had in my lifetime to actually diversify its tax base.” The Wyoming tax proposal contradicts what most states are doing to compete for re-

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size telecom employer in the area: Cisco Systems, with 4,300 employees and contractors. Even as new tech companies are moving in to replace others that have peaked and waned, the disruption inevitably raises questions about the long-term prospects for the Triangle’s place in the global telecom sector. New job announcements are restoring a fraction of the jobs lost during the recession, and some tech workers have been jobless for more than a year. The nation’s technology hubs — Silicon Valley, Boston, Seattle and others — have been battered by the recession. Economic developers and academics say the Triangle’s tech culture can no longer sustain itself by recruiting megabrands such as Cisco, Nortel and IBM. “It’s a real question whether we’ll make that transition,” said Ted Zoller, a business professor, who heads UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Entrepreneurship. “RTP was built on the concept of attracting the giants. But our future will be based on attracting smaller, more nimble, market-driven companies.”

The current remapping of the telecommunications landscape has erased thousands of high-tech workers from the region’s economy. Nortel, which designs and manages telecom networks, is auctioning itself out of existence, while mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson is shutting down an RTP operation that once employed 850 people. Smaller outposts like avecom, Pliant and Ciena missed their growth opportunities here and left, while many of those that remain have trimmed staff. Alcatel-Lucent is down to about 340 workers in the Triangle from a high of about 1,800 a decade ago when the company was Alcatel. Ericsson, which once employed 1,900 people in the area, is down to about 120 — all former Nortel employees who came over recently with Ericsson’s acquisition of a Nortel unit that provides services and support for wireless phone networks. “In the technology industry, like their products, the companies have a relatively short life span,” said Michael Smith, a research analyst in Greensboro with the Gartner firm. “When you have an economic tsunami, you see an awful lot of acquisitions or companies going out of business.”

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ness to be $30 to $50. But I don’t think we’ll see a wave of $300 stuffed horses again.” The toy industry performed a bit better during the holidays than it did in 2008, but the season was far from a bonanza. The NPD Group, which does market research, said toy revenue was flat because of discounts during the fourth quarter, but the industry sold 4 percent more toys. For the year, sales edged down 1 percent to $21.47 billion. Tough times can spawn creativity. “I’ve seen some really innovative products,” said Jim Silver, an analyst at He pointed to radio-control vehicles as combining innovation and low prices. One reason they’re cheap: The cars themselves have shrunk, Silver said. “What the industry has learned is that kids don’t necessarily want ’bigger.’ It’s about the features, not the size of the vehicles,” he said. For $24.99, Mattel is offering tiny Hot Wheels radio-control Stealth Rides cars that fit in a case that

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■ STAR WARS ATAT: Hasbro’s Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport is a replica of a vehicle from “The Empire Strikes Back.” It holds up to 20 “Star Wars” figures and includes an action figure and pop-out speeder bike. $99.99. TREAT MAKERS. New offerings in food this year include Hasbro’s Easy Bake Deluxe Delights, which makes cake and cookies, for $29.99; Spin Master’s Dairy Queen Blizzard maker for $29.99; and Jakks Pacific’s new Girl Gourmet Chill Treats, which makes frozen yogurt, retailing for $24.99.

doubles as the remote control. Spin Master has several radio-controlled offerings, including the Air Hogs Vectron Wave UFO flying saucer that can sense objects below it and hover above them. That also costs $24.99. “Consumers like radio control, they just didn’t want to spend $70,” Silver

has been given for the store’s opening yet.

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ever that means. The stores feature clothes for juniors, plus sizes, men and big men’s sizes, boys and girls, infants, toddlers and newborns. Shoes and accessories are also available. It’s Fashion Metro is also hiring now. For more information on a job, call (910) 482-8439. No date

Candy shop opening Friday in Tramway After a successful run at a store in Michigan, Gloria Sasser plans to open a candy shop in Tramway Crossing on Friday. The store, called Goodies Galore, will take up residence on the end of the shopping center closest to Mac’s Breakfast Anytime, next to Allstate Insurance.

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said. Prices have fallen as technology has advanced, much like the price drops in flat-screen TVs or laptops. Some other technology-infused toys planned for 2010: ■ Mattel is offering Sing-a-majigs, plush characters whose mouths move as they sing and who harmonize when activated together; available for $12.99 each; and a World Wrestling Entertainment Belt that contains a screen with animated light shows for $39.99. ■ Hasbro developed Scrabble Flash Cubes. The word game uses cubes that each display one letter digitally. When players fit cubes together, the game can recognize whether they form valid words. And it can keep score. ■ Hasbro also expands its Furreal Friends line with smaller Snuggimals that wag their tails and move when you pet them, retailing for about $7.99. ■ Jakks Pacific is offering some high-tech spying gear for kids in its Spy Net line, including a video spy watch for $54.99 and a Pen Audio Bug for $24.99. Yes, they’re just what they sound like — miniature video and audio recorders.

Goodies Galore will feature all-handmade candies including marble-slab fudge, caramel apples and corn, saltwater taffy, make-your-own pixie sticks and much more, and will also serve Hershey’s Ice Cream. Sasser said she moved here from Michigan because she “loves North Carolina and hates snow,” only to have two snowstorms here in two weeks. “I can deal with two a year,” she joked. “As long as it isn’t six months worth, I like it.” The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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newable energy industries. They are offering tax breaks or incentives, according to national wind and solar energy associations. “It is very disturbing to hear that one of the great states for resources wants to tax the industry and discourage the development of jobs in their state,” said Denise Bode, head of the American Wind Energy Association. Supporters of the tax proposal say the wind industry is already subsidized by the federal government. Serious developers won’t be discouraged by the tax, supporters argue, and the state and counties need revenue to handle industrial scale wind development. “I appreciate the fact that people can say it has great environmental benefits, but that’s people who don’t live next to them, or who’s wildlife habitat isn’t being disrupted, or the bird population isn’t being effected, or who’s view isn’t being altered,” Freudenthal said.

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Winterfest coming to Cameron antiques stores The antique shops in Cameron will host their annual “Winterfest” from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. Many of the shops will feature specials, discounts and merchandise not seen before during the event. Some will also have refreshments and special red tag sale merchandise. For more information, visit

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When Evaluating Investments, Look at Value — Not Just Price Most investors pay a great deal of attention to the price of their investments — yesterday’s price, today’s price, tomorrow’s price, next year’s price and so on. And that’s understandable, because we always want the prices of our investments to rise. Yet, if you focus too much on prices, you could end up making some costly mistakes. Why? Because price-driven behavior is emotional behavior — and as an investor, you’re much better off making decisions with your head, not your heart. Suppose, for example, that you’ve seen a steep decline in the price of one of your investments. After a while, you may feel that you just can’t take it anymore and you decide to “cut your losses” by selling the investment. Conversely, you may have an investment that has gone up and up — and to grab even bigger gains, you buy more shares. Both these decisions could backfire on you. When you sold the investment whose price had fallen, you might find yourself on the investment “sidelines” if that same investment starts to turn around. And when you throw more money at an investment whose price

has skyrocketed, you’re betting against history — because no investment goes up forever. Furthermore, in both cases, your emotions will have led you to violate one of the guidelines of investing: buy low and sell high. But apart from the tactical errors you may make when you over-concentrate on price movements, you’re also ignoring another key characteristic of investments — their value. Traditionally, an investment’s “value” has been largely defined as whether or not it’s considered “expensive” or “cheap.” That’s why many investors take a close look at a stock’s price-to-earnings ratio (P/E). Generally speaking, a high P/E means a stock is more expensive, relative to its earnings, than a stock with a low P/E. Investors may be willing to pay more for the high P/E stocks because they feel these companies will be worth more in the future.

But P/E doesn’t tell the whole story of investment value. Any individual investment may have value to you because it can help you diversify your holdings. And while diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, it can help you reduce the effects of volatility on your portfolio. For instance, if your portfolio is heavy with stocks, the presence of some bonds — even those whose market price has fallen because interest rates have risen — can help reduce the impact of a downturn that primarily affects stocks. Clearly, the value of any investment has several dimensions — any or all of which may be valuable to you as your pursue your goals. So, as you build, maintain and adjust your portfolio over time, keep an eye on the changing prices of your investments — but don’t overlook their true value. the holiday is over. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Raleigh Executive Jetport @ Sanford-Lee County will receive proposals for the Terminal Area Fencing project at Raleigh Exec, until Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 10:30 A.M. at which time and place all proposals received will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the stated time will not be accepted. Work may be generally described as the replacement of approximately 1650 LF of security fence with 1250 LF of chain-link security fence and 400 LF of ornamental security fence. Other items of work include installation of ornamental cantilever slide gates, gate operators, and access control systems, as well as brick fence column construction. Bid security in the form of a bid bond equal to 5% of the total bid is required. Contract security in the form of 100% Performance and Payment Bonds will be required. No bid may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of proposals for a period of ninety (90) calendar days. No prebid conference will be held for this project. Bidding documents may be examined at the following locations: Office of the Engineer: THE LPA GROUP of North Carolina, p.a. 5000 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 304 Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 (919) 954-1244 Office of the Airport Raleigh Executive Jetport @ Sanford-Lee County Manager: 700 Rod Sullivan Road Sanford, North Carolina 27330 (919) 776-2939 Bidding and Contract Documents may be purchased from the Engineer, THE LPA GROUP of North Carolina, p.a., 5000 Falls of the Neuse Road, Suite 304, Raleigh, North Carolina 276094969, (919) 954-1244 upon prior payment of a $50.00 fee. This fee will be refunded to contractors submitting bids for the project. If contractors order multiple sets of plans and specifications, a refund will be given for one set of documents only. The project is conditioned upon the re-



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ceipt of Federal fundsons, firms, and coring under provisions porations having of the Airport and claims against the Airways Safety and Estate to present Capacity Expansion them to the underAct of 1987. Certain signed on or before mandatory federal re- May 3, 201, or this noquirements apply to tice will be pleaded in this solicitation and bar of their recovery. will be made a part of All persons, firms, any contract awardand corporations ined: debted to said estate please make a. Presidents immediate payment. Executive Order No. Payments and claims 11246 as amended by should be presented 29 CFR Part 30 and 41 to Robert B Gilleland, CFR Part 60. Attorney at Law, 1410 b. Davis Bacon Elm Street / and Related Acts, 29 P.O BOX 1045, SanCFR Parts 1, 3 and 5. ford NC 27330 c. Copeland Act, 29 CFR Parts 3. NOTICE TO CREDITORS d. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. DONNY CAMPBELL e. Title VI of qualified on January 21, 2010, as Personal Civil Rights Act of 1964. Representative of the Estate of MAZELLE f. W. CAMPBELL, late Disadvantaged Business Enter- of Lee County, North Carolina. This is to prises participation notify all persons, 49 CFR Part 26 will be firms and corpora0.0% as described in tions having claims Subpart D of Regulaagainst the Estate to tion 49 CFR Part 26, present them to the and all pertinent amendments. undersigned on or before April 24, 2010, or this notice will be By submitting a bid pleaded in bar of under this solicitatheir recovery. All tion, except for those persons, firms and items listed by the Bidder in a clearly corporations indebted to said estate identified attachment to the Bid, the Bidder please make immediate payment. Paycertifies that steel ments and claims and each manufacshould be presented tured product, is proto duced in the United States (as defined in M. ANDREW LUCAS, Attorney at Law, the clause Buy Amer1410 Elm Street/P.O. ican - Steel and ManBox 1045, ufactured Products Sanford, NC 27330. for Construction Contracts) and that com- NOTICE TO CREDponents of unknown ITORS origin are considered to have been proJOYCE S. BROOKS duced or manufacqualified on Novemtured outside the ber 30, 2009, as PerUnited States. sonal Representative of the Estate of EDThe bidders must be WIN H. BROOKS, late properly licensed un- of Lee County, North der Chapter 87, GenCarolina. This is to eral Statues of North notify all persons, Carolina (G.S. 87-15). firms and corporations having claims The bidders shall ceragainst the Estate to tify, by submission of present them to the a proposal, that nei- undersigned on or bether it nor its princi- fore March 3, 2010, or pals is presently dethis notice will be barred, suspended, pleaded in bar of proposed for debartheir recovery. All ment, declared inelipersons, firms and gible, or voluntarily corporations indebtexcluded from particed to said estate ipation in this trans- please make immediaction by any Federal ate payment. department or agency Payments and claims or the State of North should be presented Carolina. to EDDIE S. WINSTEAD The Sanford-Lee III, County Regional Air- Attorney at Law, 1410 port Authority reElm Street - P.O. Box serves the right to 1045 waive any informaliSanford NC 27330 ties or irregularities 100 in or reject any or all bids and to award or Announcements refrain from awarding the contract for 110 the work, whichever Special Notices is deemed to be in the Owner's best interest. Quality Used Tires Mounted & Balanced

O.A. Keller, III, 919-498-5503 Chairman Seminole Road Broadway Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport Authority WILL MOVE OLD JUNK Notice To Creditors Deborah L. Parker and Barbara L. Johnson qualified on February 3, 2010 as Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert G. Rector, Late of Lee County, North Carolina. This is to notify all per-

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250 Trucks 1983 Chevy 4x4 Recently Driven from Elizabeth City to Sanford. Needs some work but does run. $1000 (919)775-5596 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 5 Speed, 4 Cyl, EXT Cab, Air-Cruise & More. 101146 miles, $3400. Cell: 919-548-5286 Home: 919-837-5565 For Sale: 1999 Nissan Frontier â&#x20AC;˘ Great Running Truck â&#x20AC;˘ Extended Cab â&#x20AC;˘ Lowered, Plus other Customs â&#x20AC;˘110,000 Miles â&#x20AC;˘ $3,000 Call: 919-498-4818 Please Leave Message

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400 Employment 420 Help Wanted General Assistant Manager Hi Lites Ladies Clothing Store located at 128 South Steele Street will be accepting applications for and Asst. Mgr. on Thur Feb 18th from 12pm - 5:30pm and Fri. Feb 19th from 10am- 5:30pm. Please apply in person or fax resume to 1-866-652-3997 or email to davidsondebra

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Maintenance Mechanic Small business in the Sandhills has an immediate 2007 Saturn Outlook XR, opening for an experienced maintenance mechanic. The 60K, PW, PS, Sunroof, job will involve mechanical Moon Roof, Navigation, repairs and preventative Leather, Like New. maintenance on our pro$22,000 OBO 352-0984 duction equipment. Work CLASSIFIED DEADtools are required. Work LINE: 2:00 PM house first shift with no weekends and minimum DAY BEFORE PUBLICATION. (2:00 overtime. Mail work history to: pm Friday for Maintence Ad Sat/Sun ads). SanPO BOX 279 ford Herald, ClassiVass, NC 28394

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RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION- Wednesday, February 17 at 10 a.m. 264 Wilson Park Road, Statesville, NC. Selling for the NC Department of ReveLAND OR DEVELOPMENTS nue for Unpaid Taxes. Sev60+ COLLEGE CREDITS? WANTED. We buy or mareral Restaurants, Hobart Serve one weekend a ket development lots. MounMixers, Grinders, Fryers, month as a National Guard tain or Waterfront ComRefrigeration, Walkins, Officer. 16 career fields, munities in NC, SC, AL, Hoods, Pizza Ovens. leadership, benefits, bonus, GA and FL. Call pay, tuition assistance and 1981, Ext.1034. 704-791-8825. more! NCAF5479. HOME IMPROVEMENT WANTED: LIFE AGENTS. AUCTION- Saturday, FebruPotential to Earn $500 a ary 20 at 10 a.m., 201 S. Day. Great Agent Benefits. Central Ave., Locust, NC. Commissions Paid Daily. Granite Tops, Cabinet Sets, Liberal Underwriting. Doors, Carpet, Tile, Hard- Leads, Leads, Leads. Life Inwood, Bath Vanities, Com- surance, License Required. posite Decking, Lighting, Call 1-888-713-6020. Name Brand Tools. NC Sales Tax applies. CDL A TEAM Drivers with 704-507-1449. Hazmat. Split $0.68 for all NCAF5479 miles. O/OP teams paid $1.40 for all miles. Up to $1500 Bonus. 1-800-835AUCTION: NICE COM9471. MERCIAL BUILDING and Entire Contents! John's Flowers and Gifts, ThursDRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED day, 02-18-10 - 10:00 Up to .41 CPM. Good AM, 2221 Stantonsburg Home Time. Health, Vision,

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Helping the Haitians D.E. Parkerson The Paper Pulpit Del Parkerson is a retired pastor of First Baptist Church. Contact him at

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esus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me” (John 14:6). How do we know He was telling the truth? Anybody can make that assertion. In fact, lots of people have! Sabbatai Zebi is one of the most intriguing people to pose as the Messiah. Born in 1626, the son of a chicken farmer, Zebi was a manic-depressive with a mesmerizing speaking style. In 1648 he declared himself to be the Messiah, later married a Polish prostitute, and attracted thousands of followers with his teaching that sexual promiscuity and nudity were virtues. In 1666, however, he was arrested by Turkish authorities on charges of trying to overthrow the Sultan. He was given a choice: be tortured to death, or become a Muslim. Without batting an eye, he renounced Judaism for the faith of Mohammed and took the name of Mahmed Effendi. This, of course, ended his messianic ambitions! Jemima Wilkenson, born in 1752 to a Quaker family in Rhode Island announced that she had died when she was 20 years old, and that God had resurrected her. More than 200 fiercely loyal followers believed that she was their way to God. She stood on the banks of a lake one day and announced that she was going to walk across the water. She turned to her followers and asked if they believed she could do it. They chanted, “Yes, yes.” She then said, “Well, in that case, there’s no need to actually do it,” and she walked home on dry ground.

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The first platoon is led by Lt. Jeremy Valtin (left), who grew up in Sanford and is a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and Sgt. 1st Class Matt White (right), who grew up in Greensboro and now lives in Randleman.

Sanford soldier among the troops giving aid to Haitians PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI It’s kind of a surreal moment, like something you’d see in a movie and being here involves all of your senses. It’s dark — very dark — as there are no street lights and the power is out. We see candles every now and then on the side of the streets in the tent camps, some of them placed in the Red Cross plastic buckets that were given out, giving the light a faint glow. I shine a flashlight on the ground every now and then to make sure I don’t step in something wet or sharp, which could be fatal in this country. There’s a certain smell in the air as we walk by certain areas and I’m not sure if it’s from the raw sewage or garbage in the streets or both. We’re walking on dusty streets in the middle of the city of Port au Prince several days after the earthquake. The rubble is still piled around us where buildings fell, with flattened cars and houses reduced to crumbling bits and pieces. It’s hard to tell if people died in some of the collapses as no one has started removing the rubble and rescue missions have ceased. We just don’t know if people are under the concrete remains as we

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walk by. I’m with the first platoon in the Golf Battery in the 2nd of the 319th, a brigade in the U.S. Army Airborne division out of Fort Bragg. Captain Jason Alexander had been leading food drop off missions during the day (see separate article). Now we’re on a night mission on foot from Advance Operating Base Green, which is located in the middle of the city at a former equestrian facility. Some of the soldiers sleep in the open on cots while others sleep in horse stalls. There’s plenty of shade due to trees that seem to be nonexistent in the rest of the city, but the animals also draw in a lot of mosquitoes. All of our work in this sector is headquartered at the base and from there, the soldiers receive supplies, head out to perform

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Sgt. 1st Class White helps hand out orange MRE food packets to a group of Haitians that now call a warehouse home. drop offs directly to the Haitian people where they live, run foot patrols to see which tent camps need supplies, and also to reconnoiter the area.

LT. VALTIN & SGT. WHITE — NORTH CAROLINIANS The first platoon is led by Lt. Jeremy Valtin, a young man from Sanford who graduated from Western Harnett High School and a 2008 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, which right now seems a long way from here. Personally, I think he looks exactly like the actor Toby Maguire who starred in Spiderman,

A recent robbery refines my attempts at rebirth


AlexSandra Lett Lett can be reached at (919) 258-9299 or

members as planned, I spent several hours with an officer and a detective from the Lee

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here is a saying “The closer you get to heaven the harder the devil works.” I was happy about my 60th birthday and claiming Rebirth in body, mind, and spirit when the devil stole my bliss in the form of thievery. After a wonderful weekend and two precious birthday parties my husband Michael and I discovered that our house had been robbed. Apparently, thieves had entered the premises and stolen blank checks and money designated for building bookcases in my office. On Monday, instead of having lunch with some family

but no one else seems to see the resemblance even after I ask him to pose like he’s shooting a web. The lead sergeant in our platoon, or “smoke” sergeant as they call him, is Sgt. 1st Class Matt White. Another North Carolinian, Sergeant White grew up in Greensboro and now lives on a farm in Randleman, just south of Greensboro. Sgt. 1st Class White, who they sometimes call “Pops,” is not that old at 37 years of age, but compared to the other troops under him who are mostly in their 20s,

County Sheriff’s Department. They determined the robbery was not random and suggested it was teenagers who wanted only cash. A typical thief would have stolen more valuable items to fence. Perhaps the fingerprints taken will reveal more. The loss of money marred my mind and the lack of understanding why this happened to me jeopardized my joy. I put Monday’s celebration on the back burner. I received many birthday calls but lacked zest for talking to well-wishers and could not muster the energy to go out to dinner with my husband.

Michael and I realized that we had been careless about leaving money in the house and vowed to never do it again. On Tuesday Michael spent all day replacing locks and creating obstacles to future theft. Being robbed is a very disturbing experience. Someone with negative energy came into our home and touched our possessions. They invaded our safe space for the purpose of violating our sacred territory and stealing our cherished belongings. For two days I handled

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WEDDINGS ......................Page 3C Perry — Dickens Meza — Ainsley ENGAGEMENTS ...............Page 3C Kelly — Diesfeld ANNIVERSARIES .............Page 3C The Bargers — 50 years KIDDIE KORNER .............Page 3C Lily Currin Amirrah Williams Robert Dean CIVIC CLUB NEWS ...... Page 5-7C SUNDAY CROSSWORD...Page 7C Contact Community Editor Jonathan Owens at (919) 718-1225 or by e-mail at owens@sanfordherald. com for information about items in our Wednesday or Sunday Carolina section.


2C / Sunday, February 14, 2010 / The Sanford Herald KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS


On Jan. 28, the Knights of Columbus distributed the proceeds of their annual campaign, Operation LAMB (Least Among My Brethren) or more commonly known as the Tootsie Roll program to the following organizations, accepting the funds for the following organizations is listed from left to right: Bill Shuey, Special Olympics; Karen McGee, Floyd Knight School; Rita Ogelsby, t.l.c. home; Rebecca McGivers, Center for Independent Living; Meg Moss, Lee County Industries; and Project Chairman Lowell Hamel. A total of $6,187.36 was distributed.

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phone calls from family and friends where the conversation was more about robbery than rebirth, and then I decided enough is enough. The thieves have taken too much of my time and seized too much of my peace. The belief that we reap what we sow is a spiritual law in all creeds and religions, therefore those who deliberately hurt others will suffer losses greater than what they have afflicted. Whether the robbers needed money to feed their family or to buy drugs or stole just for the thrill, I knew I must forgive and forget their actions. Now I feel sorry for the sinners who stole

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I doubt that this bolstered the faith of her flock. She died in 1820. She had promised she would rise again. It didn’t happen, and her followers drifted gradually away. Harry James Prince claimed to be God three years after he was ordained an Anglican minister in England. Despite his claims of immortality, he died in 1899. To this day he has not been seen again on planet earth. There have been many others in the course of Christian history who have claimed to be Jesus Christ. One of them is currently living in North Carolina, and I have personally met him. He is a kind man, but a sadly mistaken man. Knowing that I am a writer, he asked me to be the person who would contact major television networks through which he could announce to the world that the Messiah has returned.

my possessions and my peace. I had to dig deep inside myself to forgive them, and I went even farther: I prayed for these perpetrators of pain. As I grow in consciousness I will understand more about these experiences but can we ever know WHY something happens? Probably not. We must not let bad things, or at least things that seem to be bad, darken our days but rather focus on the experiences that feel good, that lighten our hearts. The journey of human evolution is challenging, filled with pain, sorrow, and loss that can torture the mind and break the heart. Many of life’s experiences are exciting, providing pleasures, joys, gain, and blessings that delight the soul. We must see everything as growth and know that even in

our most miserable moment, there is a meaningful message. As I gather strength from this ordeal I move forward and know that through forgiveness and faith I will always be victor over circumstances. With unconditional love I will overcome the devil’s tests and allow heaven to reign in my heart.

Each year he predicts a day to be known as “the day of the Lord” — the day when he will be recognized by the entire world as the returned Savior. Every year the predicted day passes, at which time he predicts another date for the following year. There was and is only one Son of God. He was

born two thousand years ago to a virgin in the little village called Bethlehem. He later bore in His own body on a Roman cross the sins of all who believe. He died, and was buried. “Having been obedient even unto death, God raised Him up on the third day.” One day He is coming back!

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Niya T. Patterson of Sanford. Grandmother is Audrey Davis of Sanford. (CCH) n Kendra Janae Baldwin, born Feb. 1, daughter of Sharon McKoy and Robert Baldwin Jr., both of Goldston. Grandparents are Joe and Phyllis McKoy of Goldston and Robert Sr. and Lydia Baldwin. (CCH) n Bree Davis Thomas, born Feb. 1, daughter of Jennifer and Carl Thomas of Bear Creek. Grandfather is Tim Thomas of Sanford. (CCH) n Bella Joan Thomas, born Feb. 1, daughter of Jennifer and Carl Thomas of Bear Creek. Grandfather is Tim Thomas of Sanford. (CCH) n Mitchell Thomas Makepeace, born Feb. 1, son of Bill and Amy Makepeace of Atlanta, Ga. (Northside Hospital) n Michaela Grace Gunnett, born Feb. 2, daughter of Ashely and Scott Gunnett of New Hill. Grandparents are David and Janie Roberson of New Hill and Ed and Nancy Gunnett of Williamsburg. (CCH) n Sophia Nicole Kottcamp, born Feb. 3, daughter of Dawn Elaine Blackwelder and William Henry Kottcamp V, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Dave and Sherry Blackwelder and Phyllis and William Kottcamp IV, all of Sanford. (CCH)

n Kenley Ryan Shue, born Feb. 4, daughter of Bryan Scott and Laura Glasson Shue of Sanford. Grandparents are Tim and Diana Glasson and Benny and Denise Shue, all of Sanford. (CCH) n Mackenzie Alexis Cammarota, born Feb. 4, daughter of Kimberlee Jean and Joseph Leo Cammarota of Spring Lake. Grandparents are Laura Tabbert-Coles of Spring Lake, Jerald Alexander of Sioux Falls, S.D., Barbara Stephens of Parkton and the late Joseph Cammarota. (CCH) n Nathan Giovanni Malagon, born Feb. 4, son of Victoria Leticia and Alejandro Malagon of Sanford. Grandparents are Maria Orrostieta and Maria Camilo, both of Sanford, James C. Dubiel of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jose Malagon of Chicago, Ill. (CCH) n Tyheem Jexemialz Ray, born Feb. 5, son of Olivia Simone Ray of Sanford. Grandparents are Crystal Ray and Luther Ray of Sanford. (CCH) n Harmony Raelle Cummings, born Feb. 6, daughter of Heather Fox and Sean Cummings, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Jennifer Fox and James Fox of Sanford and Joyce Cummings of Denver, Colo. (CCH)


The Sanford Herald / Sunday, February 14, 2010 / 3C Engagement


Kelly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Diesfeld Ronnie and Louise Kelly of Sanford announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Kelly of Sanford, to James Diesfeld III of Sanford. He is the son of Jim and Linda Diesfeld of Sanford. The wedding is planned for June 5 at Carolina Lakes. DWA Photography

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Heather Rae Dickens and Hal Chaplin Perry Jr., both of Sanford, were married at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Luke United Methodist Church by the Rev. A. Gene Cobb. The bride, daughter of Barbara Smiley of Sanford, graduated from Lee County High School in 2006 and received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Campbell University in 2010. She is employed with Central Carolina Hospital and Kellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Dance. The bridegroom, son of Chap and Kelly Perry of Sanford, graduated from Lee Christian School in 2005 and Central Carolina Community College in 2008. He is employed with Lee Brick and Tile. Escorted by her brother, Corey Blair Dickens, the bride wore a white Davinci gown with a sweetheart neckline and bodice adorned with hand-pattern embroidery and beading. The skirt was a multi-layered ruffled full A-line with a chapel train. She wore a white fingertip veil with two-tiers embellished with pearls and Swarovski crystals, and carried a bouquet of white gerber daisies, white lilies, white hydrangea and glittering silver leaves wrapped in black and white ribbon. Maid of honor was Amber Lyn Tillman, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Sloan Perry, sister of the groom; Elizabeth Louise Cox; LeAnne Elizabeth Smith and Cooper Elizabeth Broome. Best man was Hal Chaplin â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chapâ&#x20AC;? Perry Sr., father of the groom. Groomsmen were Corey Blair Dickens, brother of the bride; Jason Lynn Cole; Randolph Bryan Wicker and Robert Lester Hall. Ring bearers were Preston Slate and Perry Setzer, nephews of the groom. Wedding musicians were Jimmy Kimball, organist, and Randolyn Emerson, violinist. Wedding director was Janette Scott. Following a honeymoon trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple reside in Sanford.

Karen Elizabeth Ainsley of Sanford and Victor Manuel Meza of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, were married at 12 noon Dec. 19 at First Baptist Church in Sanford by Dr. Jeff Clark. The bride, daughter of Dr. Rupert and Mrs. Margaret Ainsley of Sanford, received her Bachelor of Arts at Meredith College and graduated from the classical program at Augustine College in Ottawa, Ontario. The bridegroom, son of Sra. Lucia Meza of Monterrey, Mexico, received his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and a Master of Public Administration at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He is employed with the Canada Revenue Agency. Escorted by her father, Dr. Rupert Ainsley, the bride wore a Pronovias designed Dupioni silk gown with rouched bodice and floral lace pattern featuring exquisite Swarovski crystal bead detailing. The A-line skirt cut away at the side to reveal layers of vintage lace material also detailed with Swarovski crystals. The gown had a slight sweetheart neckline and a 25 buttoned back. She wore her motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cathedral-length wedding veil with scalloped floral lacing on the sides which gathered at the head into a velvet and lace covered crown, and carried a wintry bouquet of white roses, calla lilies, white pine and evergreens. Maid of honor was Amber Light. Bridesmaids were Kari Wicker, Cassandra Schultz and Sarah Austin. Best man was Miguel Rueda-Meza, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Merlin Liu, Erik Tolonen and Carl DeJong. Wedding musicians were Susan Gaster, organist, and the First Baptist Church Handbell Choir. Wedding director was Betty Thompson. Following a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple reside in Ottawa, Ontario.

n Events The reception was hosted by Barbara Smiley, Mr. and Mrs. Gil Perry, Anne Austin and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smiley at the West Lake Valley Clubhouse. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by Chap and Kelly Perry at Cafe 121. A handywoman shower was hosted by Anne Austin and Barbara Smiley at the home of Anne Austin. A drills and frills shower was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Gil Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Carver, Mr. and Mrs. Don Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Perry at the West Lake Valley Clubhouse. An around the house shower was hosted by Carlos Beidiger, Cherly Sovacool, Harriet Martin, Kelly Holt, Lisa Foushee, Pam Gordon, Patty Kidd, Robin Childress and Darlene Perry at the Lake Villanow Clubhouse. A bachelorette party was hosted by Kim Richardson at her home. A bachelor party was hosted by Bryan Wicker, Jason Cole and Chap Perry at the home of Bryan Wicker and at Tonyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oyster Bar in Cary. A bridal breakfast was hosted by Darlene Perry, Whitney Perry Parrish and Mackenzie Perry at Cafe 121.

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n Events A seated dinner reception hosted by the parents of the bride followed the ceremony at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the mother of the groom at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despedida de Solteraâ&#x20AC;?was hosted by the groomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother, Lucia Meza, in Monterrey, Mexico. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;His and Hersâ&#x20AC;? shower was hosted by Eastview Baptist Church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. A tea party bridal shower was hosted by the women of Celebration Church in Ottawa, Ontario. A bridal shower was hosted at First Baptist Church by women of the Cornerstone Class. A dinner was hosted for the couple at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilleland by Bible study members.

Gerald and Joyce Barger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. Their daughter and sonin-law, Robyn and Randall Rhyne, and grandson, Blaine and Forrest, will honor them with a dinner at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. They are planning a celebration trip at a later date. The couple Met in December 1959 and were married on Feb. 14, 1960 at White Hill Presbyterian Church.

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Lily Kate Currin turned 4 years old Feb. 10. Her parents are Jeremy and Lora Lee Currin of Broadway. Grandparents are Jimmy and LaVerne Maddox of Sanford and Ronnie and Bonnie Currin of Broadway. Great-grandparent is Vernlle Jones of Sanford.

Amirrah Juliayh Williams turned 1 year old Jan. 25. Her parents are Latoya Williams and Jujuan Lockett of High Point. Grandparents are Chris and Dee Greene and Julie W. Fuller, all of High Point. Great-grandparents are Earlene Williams of Sanford and Ernest Williams Jr. of High Point.

Robert R. Dean turned 3 years old Feb. 11. His parents are Ronnie L. Dean of Sanford and Barbara Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.

Kiddie Korner Guidelines n Kiddie Korner is for children 6 and under. n A childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s picture may appear in Kiddie Korner one time per year. n Kiddie Korner forms are available at The Herald office, 208 St. Clair Court. Forms also can be faxed or e-mailed upon request.


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Fourteen debutantes to debut at ball

SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fourteen young women will be presented as 2010 debutantes at the Sanford Cotillion Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 48th Presentation Ball on June 5 in the ballroom of the Sanford Elks Club. Co-chairwomen for the ball are Mrs. Thomas Clarke Hincks and Mrs. Richard Stack Wicker. Sanford Cotillion Club officers are Mr. James Conrad Kelly, president; Mr. Terry Craig Spence, vice president; Mrs. Christian Albert Martin, secretary; and Mr. Harold Lloyd James Jr., treasurer. The board of directors includes: Mr. Charles Keith Clifford, Mrs. Harvey Stewart Forbes, Jr., Mrs. James Edward Heins, Jr., Mrs. Thomas Clarke Hincks, and Mr. Munsey Joseph Wheby.

Katie Leanne Basinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mikeal Reid Basinger, attends North Carolina State University.

Bracey Campbell Bethea, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillip Bethea, attends North Carolina State University.

Brittany Lauren Chester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Eugene Chester, Jr., attends the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Catherine Paige Dalrymple, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas Dalrymple, attends North Carolina State University.

Hayley Wynne Dunham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Douglas Dunham, attends Central Carolina Community College.

Elizabeth Morrow Feindel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kibling Feindel, attends Elon University.

Logann Alanna Heckle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Wayne Heckle, attends Sandhills Community College.

Olivia Grace Mercer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lee Mercer, attends Wake Forest University.

Jennifer Margaret Norris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Edwin Norris, attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sterling Katherine Stewart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Leigh Stewart, attends North Carolina State University.

Hayden Elizabeth Kyle Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pinchback Taylor, attends Clemson University.

Kaitlyn Nicole Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mack James Thomas II, attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Anja Ursula Wicker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pressley Alexander Wicker, attends Appalachian State University.

Virginia Robin Wilson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Allen Wilson, attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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


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


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


The ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Support Group meets BEAVER CREEK from 2 to 4 p.m. the second CANCER SUPPORT Sunday of each month at Fayetteville Regional Airport GROUP Conference Room sponsored The support group meets by The Jim “Catfish” Hunter at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of Chapter of the ALS Associaeach month at Beaver Creek tion. Baptist Church, 2280 NicholFor more information, son Road, Cameron. Directors contact Suzanne Gilroy at are Gloria and Jimmy Wicker. (877) 568-4347 or Suzanne@ For more information, call (919) 775-2544.

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

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

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

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

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

RELAY FOR LIFE OF LEE COUNTY Relay for Life of Lee County will be held May 14 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease by raising funds for cancer research. If you want to be part of Relay, you can start

a team or join an existing team. Team captain meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at First Wesleyn Church. Contact Shirley Crissman at or visit for more information.

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

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

p.m. and play begins at 3 p.m. Post 347 is located at 146 Main St. in Broadway.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 382 American Legion Post 382 and Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. Bingo begins at 6:30 every Friday. Dances are held from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight every third Saturday. Post 382 is located at 305 Legion Drive in Sanford.

DAV CHAPTER 5 Disabled American Veterans Michael J. Thomas Chapter 5 meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at 146 S. Main St. in Broadway.

public speaking skills while developing leadership skills. For more information, call Cynthia Wilt at (919) 4996009 or Vivian Rosser at (919) 718-7236 or visit the website at

FLEET RESERVE ASSOCIATION Fleet Reserve Association and Unit 259 meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Retired Military Association building in Fayetteville, located off Gillispe Street. For more information, call Chuch Dittmar at (910) 8486126.


The Lions Branch Club meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the Lions Club Fairground Lions Den. Cost is $6. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Teresa Dew at (919) 7746273.

Sanford Jobseekers, a faith-based support group for those who are unemployed, meets from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. each Wednesday at First Baptist Church. The primary focus of the group is to give encouragement to those out of work, and provide programs to help that individual obtain employment. For questions, call (919) 776-6137.



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

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


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

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

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

AMERICAN LEGION POST 347 American Legion Post 347 hosts bingo each Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1

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

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

CENTRAL CAROLINA TOASTMASTERS The Central Carolina Toastmasters club meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month in Room 802 of the College Fitness Center at Central Carolina Community College. Membership is open to the public. The club provides a relaxed atmosphere to help improve

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

MEALS ON WHEELS OF SANFORD Meals on Wheels of Sanford deliver nutritious specialized diet meals five days a week to residents of Sanford who are homebound and unable to prepare meals for themselves. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and are finding it difficult to pay for their meals. The Sanford Meals on Wheels Board of Directors suppliments some of the costs with donated funds. Sanford Meals on Wheels does not receive government funding and relies on charitable donations from organizations and individuals. For more information about Meals on Wheels, call (919) 708-4181. Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization. Tax deductable donations can be made to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 2991, Sanford, N.C. 27330.


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The Sandhills Natural History Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Weymouth Woods Auditorium, 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. Writer, illustrator and educator Bob Palmatier will talk about his many years of research and observations on spotted turtles.

HEARTS AND HANDS ECA QUILT GUILD The Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild will hold a two-day Beginning Quilt Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27 and April 24 at the McSwain Extension Center, 2420 Tramway Road. The class will make a Milea-minute quilt using fabric donated by the guild. Charge for the class will be $25 plus material for the backing and the batting. Some sewing machine experience would be helpful. Class will be limited to 15 students and will fill up fast. To register, call Kay Morton at the Extension at (919) 7755624. Kay will provide a list of supplies needed. Club news deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday. E-mail information and photographs to


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The work of U.S. Census takers this year will determine how and where $400 billion in federal funds are distributed over the next decade and the number of U.S. representatives entitled by each state’s population. And applications for Census workers are now being accepted according to George Wilberg, a recruiter in Lee County. Wilberg addressed the Sanford Lions Club Thursday, Feb. 4, describing the application process and requirements of U.S. Census workers, or enumerators, as they are known now. Those selected for the temporary jobs will be paid $13.50 per hour and 50 cents per mile for mileage. Persons must be 18 years of age, complete an application, have proper identification, pass a background check, and satisfactorily complete an employment test. The U.S. Census Bureau will begin mailing questionnaires to citizens in March. A second mailing will follow to those who do not respond and those who fail to reply after the second attempt will be visited by enumerators. Persons interested in these temporary jobs are urged to contact the regional offices at 1001 S. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203, or call 866-861-2010. The speaker was introduced by program chairman Roy Cashion. In other business, club members heard a recommendation from Tony Williams that members begin collecting Campbell Soup labels for the North Carolina Lions Foundation. They are sent to the N.C. School for the Deaf which in return receives funds from Campbell Soup Co. to purchase supplies. It was noted that many churches and organizations also collect soup labels, but Williams said Lions and their friends who do not already do so could join in this project. Lions were also encouraged to promote the club’s tasty hamburgers and hot dogs from its Lee Regional Fair kitchen by casting votes for them in the annual “Best of Lee County” contest sponsored by The Herald. The Lion’s Kitchen juicy burgers and dogs are the talk of the town at fair time and deserve such recognition, members agreed. President Richard Hendley presided and Ismael Rivera led the Pledge of Allegiance. Tommy Mann, Jr. delivered the invocation.

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President Matt Jackson presided over the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Lee County held at Davison’s Steaks on Feb. 3. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Rita Oglesbee and the invocation was given by David Caplan. Jody Thompson sold the project fund tickets and Gwyn Maples was the winner. Happy dollars came from Maples, Jeff

Smith, Linda Moore and R.V. Hight. Jackson began the meeting with the following Chinese proverb, “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” He announced that Abby Cameron had become the club’s newest member. Susan Campbell thanked Rita Oglesbee and Cleo Blue for reading at Head Start and Linda Moore and Drew Lucas volunteered for the next week. Lyn Hankins told of the upcoming ribbon cutting for the new offices of The Partnership for Children on Chatham Street. Jimmy Tucker invited the membership to the AKtion Kiwanis Club’s charter night that is set for March 25 at Ron’s barn. Hight introduced Lorie Southerland of the Dogwood Chapter of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., Proud Army Mom of Spc. Michael Rodriguez and the speaker for the day. Southerland began by quoting scripture from Psalm 83. She said that Gold Star Mothers is an organization that you never want to join but one that will make you proud once you are a member. Founded during World War I, American Gold Star Mothers is an organization dedicated to honoring the memory of the member’s sons and dedicated to carrying on the work for which they gave their lives. Southerland’s son, Michael Rodriguez, died April 23, 2007 in Iraq. Holding Michael’s picture, Southerland said that his unit just returned from their 2nd deployment to Iraq. AGSM honors all fallen sons by supporting the USO, VFW, American Legion and Fisher House, to mention a few. The success is due to the strong bond that is formed from the support you find once you are a part of this organization. For more information on American Gold Star Mothers, Southerland encouraged going to www.goldstarmoms. com or by contacting her at Jackson adjourned the meeting with the following quote from Mother Teresa, “Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.”

George Wilberg (left) displays a Lions Club paperweight presented to him as a token of appreciation for speaking to the Sanford Lions. At right is program chairman Roy Cashion. Wilberg is an area recruiter for the U.S. Census Bureau now taking applications for the 2010 Census count.

Speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Lee County on Feb. 3 and holding a picture of her late son Spc. Michael Rodriquez, U.S. Army is Lorie Southerland (center) from the Dogwood Chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Pictured with Southerland are Kiwanis of Lee members Rita Oglesbee and R.V. Hight.

Sharon Lynn, Johnsonville Ruritan President Larry Taylor and Linda Fortenberry at a recent meeting.

Joy Gilmour introduced District 7690 Assistant District Governor and District Group Study Exchange Team Leader Leslie Cox. Cox updated the club on the upcoming Group Study Exchange with Australia.

approved as honorary SanLee Sunrise Rotarians. In Club News‚ President Jensen passed out an updated San-Lee Rotary Alert Roster to be used in case of bad weather or other times when information needs to move quickly between the members. Money will be transmitted from San-Lee Rotary to Mercy Ships for the Mercy Ships Matching Grant. SanLee Sunrise will help with the Stop Hunger Now effort at CUOC on April 10th. Marcy Santini spoke to the club concerning future programs and renewed efforts for membership recruitment. President Jensen led the Four-Way Test.

Jonesboro Rotary San-Lee Sunrise Rotary President Neal Jensen opened the meeting with the “Quote of the Week:” “The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.” George Burns. Raymond Womble led the Rotary Invocation, and Paul Dauphin led the Pledge of Allegiance. In Good News‚ Matt Garrett announced his first grandchild is on the way, and he also announced the husband and daughter of the Chinese professor for the Confucius classroom at CCCC are visiting with he and his wife. Terry Mullen recently enjoyed a visit with four of his grandchildren in California. Both Fred and Hubert Garner have been

President Kate Rumely opened the meeting with Vern Van Brugggen giving the invocation. Sgt. at Arms Jay Childress introduced visitors Tommy Romen, David Nestor and Tom Dossenbach, all from the Sanford Rotary Club. Also visiting was David Spivey’s son, Chad. Larry Aiken informed the club that the Rotary Character Program at J. Glenn Edwards Elementary has been cancelled for the next week and will resume on Feb. 16. John Ramsperger is looking for a few judges for next week’s program. The high school Interact Club’s annual Kids Against Drugs contest will be held at the Thursday meeting. The teens will give their presentations with the winners advancing on to the regional’s in Greensboro. District Conference is the weekend of April 23. The sign-up deadline is the third week of February. Rumely reminded everyone to invite at least one guest to a Rotary meeting sometime this spring. Remember to pray for Ray Martin’s son who is in dangerous areas of

Afghanistan. Howard Bokhoven gave the stock report. Seems the market is due for a correction. Robert Gilleland and David Spivey, along with David’s son Chad, played songs from Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams, Jimmy Buffet and Johnny Cash. Lucky Richard Carlson closed the meeting with the Four-Way test and the pledge to the flag.

Johnsonville Ruritan The Johnsonville Ruritans held their monthly meeting on Feb. 2 at the Community Center with 31 members and two guest present. President Larry Taylor opened the meeting with the singing of “America” and “The Marines Hymn.” The members also sang Happy Birthday to one member. After the meal of Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and desserts provided by Team B, Sharon Lynn and Linda Fortenberry from H&R Block gave the members tax tips and information on the 2009 tax forms. Lynn also said more returns were being audited this year. President Taylor presented both ladies with Ruritan Mugs and thanked them for their presentation. Roll Call taken and Committee reports were given. Tom Davis noted the N.C. flag needed to be replaced at the Veterans Memorial and that he had one on order. Polly Bouldin, Public Service Chairperson, said she had planned a pancake breakfast for 7:30 to 10 a.m. March 27 at the Community Center. Tom Davis said he had planned a community center cleanup work party for March 5 and 6 to clean behind the pavilion and around the building with a rain date of March 12 and

Sanford Rotary Club’s Vocational Director Bud Taylor presents Fabiola Mexicana and Marquis Hakett with first and second place participation checks for competing in the District Rotary Against Drugs speech contest. Marquis Hakett was selected by the club’s membership to represent the club at the District competition being held Feb. 20 at Guilford Technical College. Both Fabiola and Marquis belong to the Southern Lee High School Interact Club, which is sponsored by the Sanford Rotary Club.

13. Carole Davis gave an update on their attendance at Ruritan National Convention in Virginia Beach, Va., this past weekend. She said Ruritans nationally had donated 298,000 pounds of food to needy families over the past year. The Cape Fear District had donated 16,200 pounds. She also noted “Hunters for the Hungry” was a group of hunters who donated game killed to food banks in their area. She said she would like to see this area try to do this. The meeting closed with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Rotary Club of Sanford President James Mitchell called the meeting to order and called on Tony Lett to lead the Rotary

Prayer. Tom Spence led the singing. Leslie Cox from the SanLee Sunrise Club was the only visiting Rotarian. Bill Lawrence made up at the Jonesboro club. Chad Steadman from Capital Bank was the guest of Poly Cohen and Roberto Herrara Lopez, area Student Exchange representative, was guest of Phil Richmond. The Polio Eradication 50/50 Raffle of $12 was won by Alan Dossenbach, who donated it back to our Local Charitable Foundation. Chad Steadman (representing Todd Baker) bragged on Todd’s Virginia Cavaliers’ win over the UNC Tar Heels. Joy Gilmour bragged on the Temple Theater’s production of “Blood Done Sign

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Clubs Continued from Page 6C My Nameâ&#x20AC;? which will run through Feb. 7. Tom Spence bragged on Davidson College, which recently received a $10 million donation. President Mitchell had the club vote on the approval of the incoming board. Alan Dossenbach reminded the club that the Gala is approaching â&#x20AC;&#x153;very quicklyâ&#x20AC;? and we need to have membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tickets sold and turned in each week. Tony Lett said there was still time to sign up for the District Conference, which is to be held at the Grove Park Inn, April 23-25th in Asheville. Lett also reported that 14 applications are in for the local foundation consideration for funding. Mitchell passed the hat again for the Haiti Relief Fund Shelter Box from Rotary. The box will contain special supplies to help the people of Haiti and Rotary clubs from all over the country are sponsoring this project. Joy Gilmour introduced Leslie Cox, who gave us an update and information on the Group Study Exchange trip to Australia. Cox spoke of how fortunate he was as a 25-year-

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old â&#x20AC;&#x153;young manâ&#x20AC;? to have been chosen to go to Australia as a Group Study Exchange fellow in 1975. This year he is returning as a Team Leader of two young women and three men to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;land down underâ&#x20AC;? to show them Rotary worldwide. He stated that there were 20 applicants this year and just about all of them were as qualified as the five chosen. As team leader he is responsible for everything from airline tickets to itinerary while in Australia. They will travel to the Gold Coast and will visit about five different clubs. There are 45-50 clubs in Australia with the largest club having 47 members and the average around 25-30. A very special part of the trip will be that they are there during the District Conference of the Gold Coast and then will come back to the District Conference in which their Group Study Exchange team will

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come to the District Conference. Next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program is Rotary Against Drugs Speech Contest. To close the meeting, Lynn Smith led the Pledge of Allegiance and Bill Lawrence led the Four Way Test. n The Rotary Club of Sanford met on Feb. 9 with President James Mitchell presiding. The Rotary Prayer was led by Wilson Cox, and Tom Spence led the singing of â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Saints Go Marching In.â&#x20AC;? Visiting Rotarians John Ramsperger and John Crumpton from the Jonesboro Club and Phil Morris from the High Point Club were welcomed. Doug Rowles was guest of David Nestor and Chad Steadman was the guest of Poly Cohen. Student guests Fabiola Mexicana, Daniel Macias, Marquis Hakett, from the Interact Club at Southern Lee High School and Marquisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother













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Patricia Hakett were welcomed. Vocational Director Bud Taylor commended the Interact Club for raising $331 so far for Rotaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polio Eradication effort. Sam Sillaman and James Mitchell both made up at the RAC meeting. Dick Poletti made up online. Tommy Rosser, Tom Dossenbach and David Nestor all made up at Jonesboro. Tony Lett won $15 in the 50/50 raffle, which he donated to the local Rotary Foundation. Bragginâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bucks drew boasts from the following: President MItchell commended our members for raising $505 for the Haiti project. These funds were matched with contributions from the treasury. Richmond was proud of our clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s participation in the Greenway project, which was launched last week. Phil Morris cited Sam Sillaman for his outstanding contributions to Rotary. Tony Lett gave his weekly

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promotion of the District Conference to be held at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, April 23- 25. Tommy Rosser appealed for more auction items, door prizes, and sponsors for the Gala on Feb. 20. Two new member proposals have been accepted and approved by the Board of Directors for membership consideration. Tammy Bennetts from First Citizens Bank has been proposed by Todd Baker under the classification of Banker and Chad Steadman from Capital Bank has been proposed by Poly Cohen, also under the classification of banker. If there are no written objections received by Secretary, Sam Sillaman by Feb. 19, these two candidates will be inducted into our fellowship. Bud Taylor introduced the program for the day, which was the final local competition in the Rotary Against Drugs

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(RAD) speech contest at Southern Lee High School. Participants were asked to make a presentation on drug education. The finalists, Marquis Hakett and Fabiola Mexicana were introduced. Fabiola made her presentation first, followed by Marquis. Both students made outstanding presentations on the dangers and risks of drug use among young people. Following their speeches, members voted on their presentations, giving first place to Marquis Hakett. Members were then invited to make suggestions for improvement. A district completion will be held at Guilford Technical College in Jamestown on Feb. 20, and the final competition will be held in March in Chapel Hill. To close the meeting Poly Cohen led the pledge of allegiance and Alan Dossenbach led the Four-Way Test.






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he’s up there. He joined right after high school and has been in the Iraq War — both of them — and in Afghanistan as well as other assignments around the world. Ironically, he’s an N.C. State fan and has to take orders from a UNC graduate, but as the sergeant says, it’s a North Carolina platoon, so he’s fine with that. “What are the chances?” asked Sgt. 1st Class White about a platoon being led by a lieutenant and sergeant both from North Carolina and another soldier who grew up in Fayetteville. On top of that, what

are the chances of having a reporter from their home state being assigned to cover them in Haiti? Sgt. 1st Class White is the kind of guy you’d want alongside of you in a war and when he retires in a few years, it will be the Army’s loss. He’s tough, smart, and experienced, but also funny. Just before we left camp, he told us about how he had to meet with some tribal chiefs in Iraq over dinner and after eating the local food, he was sick for four days straight. However, after he got over his initial sickness, he was immune to the local cuisine. “I ate everything they put in front of me after that,” he joked. His sense of humor has

come in handy in working with the Haitian people despite the fact that he doesn’t speak French. A smile and a laugh are pretty much universal. However, like any sergeant, he won’t hesitate to tell you if you’re doing something wrong but he’s probably saving your life in the process. He’s a stickler for making sure he knows where all of his men are at all times. Headcounts before and after we go into a location are mandatory. Last night, we went to a local tent camp after dark and brought in a load of food, which comes in boxes of what the Army calls “Meals Ready to Eat” or MRE’s. The MRE’s are large plastic pouches that

contain smaller plastic pouches with everything from spaghetti and meatballs (the good ones) to an egg and cheese omelette (not so good). Smaller packets also contain things like peanut butter, crackers, snacks, desserts, and even chipotle bread. The MRE’s pack a lot of calories, along with some basic items such as matches, toilet paper, gum, and even Tabasco sauce, and don’t need water to be eaten. At this drop, although we offered to carry the food to a secure room in the back of the compound, the camp leader wanted us to drive the Humvee with the food directly to it. That meant driving in the dark through an area where

but they’ve run into several problems. Dozens of the infants in the orphanage are sick with dysentery or typhoid fever, and the sergeant tells the man that they need to separate the sick children from the healthy kids, otherwise they will all end up sick. Sgt. 1st Class White says that Rico has also been sick and may have to return to the U.S. In addition, the orphanage’s generator has conked out and they can’t fix it. Sgt. 1st Class White tells the man that he will return tomorrow with doctors to take a look at the children. The following day, he brings in some American civilian volunteer doctors who put in IVs into the children and check them out. The 2nd of the 319th also has one of their mechanics take a look at their generator and when I left the country, he had it running but was trying to diagnose why it wouldn’t put out any electricity. Although he probably wouldn’t admit it, despite being a veteran of several military campaigns, Sgt. 1st Class White seemed to be emotionally affected by seeing these young infants and children suffering from disease through no fault of their own. Perhaps because it is his duty as a U.S. soldier bringing humanitarian relief to Haiti but also perhaps because he is simply a father himself, he was definitely doing everything he could to help them out. “I’m not going to quit going down in there,” he said. “Babies, we’re just working with babies.” As we leave the orphanage, Sgt. 1st Class White takes a count to see if everyone in our platoon is back out on the street.

people were sleeping and soldiers with flashlights lead the Humvee carefully down the path. We drive the Humvee through the courtyard to reach the back room and while children look on, we pack the room full of boxes of food and water. In addition to handing out thousands of MRE’s and bottled water directly to people one by one, in instances such as this, the Airborne soldiers are also working with Haitian leaders in each tent camp to hand out food since they can help more people that way. The drawback is that there is the chance that the camp leaders will squirrel away food or even sell it on the black market. However to minimize that risk, as he always does, Sgt. 1st Class White will pay another visit to the camp the next day. The sergeant warns the camp leader, telling him that he is going to talk to people at random the next day to make sure they received the food properly. Tonight, we are going to try and find more camps in this sector that need food and also check out the neighborhood in general. The soldiers say they have to figure out the best way in and the best way out for each camp, plus assess security risks and size up how to perform crowd control. If you just show up with a load of food and start handing it out, then it’s a recipe for a big crowd getting out of hand very quickly. “You can’t just go in and drop off,” says Lt. Valtin. “You’ve got to have a plan.” Tonight, as we walk out of the large metal gates in front of Alpha Base, we’re headed on foot towards a small orphanage that is not far off.

SAVING A BABY Our next destination is a large warehouse building that the team of soldiers believe to be a camp for people left homeless by the earthquake. As we approach the building, we make our way through the front gate and around the side of the warehouse. You can see an abandoned car off in the distance and plenty of dust floating around in this secluded courtyard. Sergeant White enters the warehouse with a few men to see how many people are there, while other soldiers wait outside. As I stand there watching the scene unfold, a woman holding a baby comes up to me and tugs on my jacket and points to her baby. I wasn’t sure what she needed until I shined the flashlight in her direction and could immediately what was wrong — her baby’s foot was horribly infected. In my best high school French, I tell her to wait for the doctor, or in this case, the platoon medic, to come back out of the warehouse, along with our translator. Our translator actually grew up in Haiti and later joined the Airborne after he moved to the United States.

THE ORPHANAGE Getting there by quietly walking through the dark streets, the orphanage was not easy to find, as it’s located off the street behind a basketball court converted into a soccer field, down a set of steps, through a tent camp, and finally at the end of a path near some trees. We step over pools of water, as one of the soldiers warns me to watch out for the “poo river” where people dump their waste water and we continue toward a single light in the dark. Here at the orphanage, which was damaged in the earthquake, people are sleeping on the ground using sheets or anything they can find as cover. Some people sleep in cars or just on he ground. Sgt. 1st Class White and Lt. Valtin meet with Rico, the large man running the church orphanage and they share a friendly conversation as he rests on the back of a pickup truck. Originally from Miami, he is an American citizen and was here at the orphanage when the earthquake hit. His family in the United States is trying to help pay to keep the orphanage operating,

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February 14, 2009  

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