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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.
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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.
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Public input sought on ‘urban archery’
County to consider seeking earlier start to deer season
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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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.
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.
COMMUNITY CALENDAR SUNDAY
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.
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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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.
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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MIXING A SNOW DAY WITH VALENTINE’S DAY
AROUND OUR AREA LEE COUNTY
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
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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. hallwynne.com, 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€” with permission from the property owner â€” 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€™s heard complaints from residents. â€œYear in and year our, the complaint is that people canâ€™t grow vegetation over there because of all the deer,â€? he said. â€œAnd then thereâ€™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€? While the council will have an ordinance in front of them at Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, City Manager Hal Hegwer said he doesnâ€™t anticipate the council taking action. â€œWe wanted to get input from the public and see how they feel about this proposal,â€? he said. While the proposalâ€™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€œWe had maybe a dozen hunters who went through the process of getting permitted and linking up with property owners,â€? Terry said. â€œThe last time I looked, theyâ€™d probably harvested about six deer through the whole season.â€? Terry credited that to local regulations the town placed on the season, including making hunters take a skills test before receiving a permit. â€œWeâ€™ve restricted it to the most skilled archers, people whoâ€™ve done this before. We didnâ€™t want folks out there who were first-time bow hunters, people who are more likely to have an accident,â€? he said. â€œThat probably reduces the number of hunters, but we thought safety had to be first.â€? Itâ€™s unclear what, if any, local regulations the Sanford City Council would place on the season if approved. Terry said Pittsboroâ€™s decision was driven by some of the same concerns Taylor said heâ€™s heard. â€œIn our early discussions, there were three interest groups that spoke up about this,â€? Terry said. â€œOne 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€? He also said there werenâ€™t any problems with the season in its first year. â€œWe had no issues or incidents,â€? he said. â€œThe 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€? One area resident said she was concerned about the possibility of hunters in the city limits, though. â€œA stray deer in my yard I can handle much better than a stray arrow with power strong enough to take down a deer,â€? said Terica Luxton. â€œActually, it doesnâ€™t, more times than not. (Hunters) have to track the dying deer for miles sometimes.â€? 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– Antonio Ramiro Jaimes, 17, of 25 Willow Circle was charged Thursday with manufacturing a controlled substance. â– Irene Fletcher, 42, no address given, was charged Thursday with possession of drug paraphernalia. â– Darius Jamel Cameron, 18, of 523 Midland Ave. was charged Thursday with failure to appear. â– Noel Ambrosio Cruz, 26, no address given, was charged Thursday with failure to appear. â– Beverly Kay Flournoy, 43, of 152 N. Steele St. was charged Thursday with failure to return rental property. â– Anita Constant Burnett, 42, of 308 7th St. was charged Thursday with simple assault. â– Thomas Christopher Key, 16, no address given, was charged Thursday
with larceny. â– Randal William White, 29, no address given, was charged Friday with possession of drug paraphernalia. â– Maria Alicia Ramos, 26, was arrested Friday at 3604 Hawkins Ave. on a charge of larceny. â– Pamela Yarborough Jackson, 49, was arrested Friday at 6712 Magnolia Court in Raleigh on a charge of larceny. â– Eric Anthony Boone, 27, was arrested Friday at 2709 Charwood Place on a charge of possession of marijuana. â– Ernest Lee Griffin, 47, was arrested Friday at 112 Lochmere Drive on a charge of assault on a female. â– Shana Nicole Byrd, 23, was arrested Friday at 710 Wall St. on a charge of possessing stolen goods. â– 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€™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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LEE COUNTY â– 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– 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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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 email@example.com ... 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
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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)
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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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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Love Continued from Page 1A
â€œItâ€™s good to do things to show interest in each otherâ€™s hobbies,â€? 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€™s kept their marriage strong, they said. â€œWe basically like the same things. We like everything rustic and country,â€? Paige said. â€œIf you have an interest in each otherâ€™s hobbies, I think thatâ€™s one thing that makes a good marriage.â€? 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€™s gotten them through 50 years. â€œI think your faith keeps you strong. It makes you realize itâ€™s not just about you,â€? Roger said. â€œIâ€™m not saying 50 years was bliss for us ... but you work through your problems that you have and stay together,â€? Paige said. The pair know to not sweat the small stuff or let little things come between them. â€œIt helps a lot knowing what to take serious and what not to. Thereâ€™s certain things you can just blow out of shape. But it doesnâ€™t matter. You just got to let it go,â€? Roger said. â€œThereâ€™s things that you do have to take seriously, but donâ€™t bend all those little things out of shape.â€? Roger joked that the old saying is, â€œthe best way to fight a woman is with your hat: you grab it and run.â€? The couple look back proudly on their years together and the memories theyâ€™ve made. â€œThereâ€™s an accomplishment that whatever you did, whatever the secret is, you managed to figure out,â€? Roger said. â€œWe probably had an argument that could have led to a divorce but you donâ€™t let it get that far. You look back over the 50 years and say, â€˜I shouldnâ€™t have done that,â€™ or â€˜I would have done thatâ€™ ... but thatâ€™s just life.â€? Love really is all itâ€™s cracked up to be, they reassured. â€œIt works,â€? Roger said simply. â€œWeâ€™ve had experiences in our 50 years of marriage that have been very memorable,â€? Paige said. â€œItâ€™s kind of like an adventure.â€?
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Ruth, 80, and Clawson Hallman, 78, hold a photo from the first year they were married at their home in Lillington. CLAWSON & RUTH HALLMAN
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€œI thought he was right cute!â€? 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€œIâ€™m the outgoing one. Heâ€™s the quiet one,â€? 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€œDo you still love me?â€? â€œWhat do I tell you every time you ask?â€? he said to her, and they both began laughing. â€œTen times a day, she says, â€˜Do you love me?â€™ I say, â€˜Yeah, I love you,â€™â€? he said, grinning. When the couple talked about presents for Valentineâ€™s Day, Ruth joked that she is Clawsonâ€™s gift. â€œSometimes I get her a box of candy and eat half of it,â€? Clawson said wryly. They like to make jokes, but they said itâ€™s not always been a breeze. The Hallmans said they got through 60 years of marriage with Godâ€™s help. At times, â€œit was hard. Iâ€™d make him mad and heâ€™d make me mad,â€? Ruth said. â€œGod is the only one that really helped us get through.â€? Ruth and Clawson said
â€œTen times a day, she says, â€˜Do you love me?â€™ I say, â€˜Yeah, I love you.â€™â€? they appreciate what the other brings to the relationship, and value the partnership theyâ€™ve cultivated through the years. For example, Clawson will vacuum and mop the floors when Ruth needs help. â€œIâ€™m 80 years old. Thereâ€™s a lot of things ... that he helps me do in this house. A lot of men wonâ€™t do it but he does,â€? she said. â€œKnowing that he loves me, he shows it a lot. He doesnâ€™t tell it a lot but he shows it a lot.â€? Clawson said he loves Ruth for her intelligence and loving personality. â€œSheâ€™s smart,â€? he said. â€œIs that all youâ€™re gonna say?â€? she joked. â€œSheâ€™s always been good to me when I needed looking after,â€? he added. Though neither feels theyâ€™ve changed much over the years, they said their marriage has evolved and theyâ€™ve become wiser. â€œWe know it better than we did back then,â€? Clawson said. Making marriage work takes effort, they said, and getting past the bumps in the road is important. â€œThe best thing to do is learn to forgive,â€? Ruth said. MORE LOVE STORIES, PAGE 9A
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WILLIS AND HELEN DAVIS
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
BRIAN & AMANDA MARTINSEN
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-
Lee County Schools Year-Round Program Enrollment Tramway Elementary School Intent to Enroll forms for Tramway Elementary Year-Round Program will be available February 8-19th, 2010, for enrollment during the 2010-2011 school year. Forms may be downloaded from the Lee County Schools website www.lee.k12.nc.us, picked up at any Lee County elementary school or the Lee County Board of Education Central Ofﬁce (106 Gordon Street). Enrollment forms must be returned to Tramway Elementary, no later than February 19, 2010. Admission to the program will be based on state mandated class size, residency and random drawing. For further information, contact Anne Beal at 718-0170.
Escuelas del Condado Lee Fórmula de Matrícula para el Programade Todo el Año Escuela Primaria Tramway Las fórmulas de matrícula para la Escuela Tramway de Todo el Año estarán disponibles del 8 al 19 de febrero del 2010 para el año escolar 2010-2011. Usted puede obtener las fórmulas en el sitio de internet de las escuelas del Condado Lee www.lee.k12.nc.us, en cualquier escuela primaria del Condado Lee o en el Ediﬁcio de Educación (en el #106 de la calle Gordon). Usted debe llevar la fórmula de matrícula a la Escuela Tramway antes del 19 de febrero del 2010. La admisión al programa estará basada en el número de estudiantes por clase establecido por el estado, zona de residencia y escogencia al azar. Para más información llame al Anne Beal al 718-0170.
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.”
STATE BRIEFS Lawsuit claims AAA Carolinas has racial bias
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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,
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€” 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€” a type of job protection afforded academics â€” 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€™t scheduled to discuss tenure issues. Three others were wounded in Fridayâ€™s shootings â€” 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€œIt didnâ€™t happen. Thereâ€™s no way. ... They are still alive.â€? 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€™ assessments of Bishop varied. Some recalled an attentive, friendly teacher, while others said she was an odd woman who couldnâ€™t simplify difficult subjects for students. Sammie Lee
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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€œnot being able to deal with realityâ€? and â€œnot as good as she thought she was.â€? 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€™ 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€œvery weirdâ€? and â€œa really big nerd.â€? â€œSheâ€™s well-known on campus, but I wouldnâ€™t say sheâ€™s a good teacher. Iâ€™ve heard a lot of complaints,â€? Bennett said. â€œSheâ€™s a genius, but she really just canâ€™t explain things.â€? 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€™s classroom performance. â€œWhen it came down to
tests, and people asked her what was the best way to study, sheâ€™d just tell you, â€™Read the book.â€™ When the test came, there were just ridiculous questions. No one even knew what she was asking,â€? Tucker said. However, UAH student Andrew Cole was in Bishopâ€™s anatomy class Friday morning and said she seemed perfectly normal. â€œSheâ€™s understanding, and was concerned about students,â€? he said. â€œI would have never thought it was her.â€? Nick Lawton, 25, described Bishop as funny and accommodating with students. â€œShe seemed like a nice enough professor,â€? 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€” 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€œThe reportâ€™s gone, removed from the files,â€? 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€™s disappearance. Attempts by The Associated Press to track down addresses and phone numbers for the previous police chief and Bishopâ€™s family in the Braintree area werenâ€™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€™s campus, where many scientists and engineers from NASAâ€™s Marshall Space Flight Center perform Earth and space science research and development. Itâ€™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€™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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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) â€” 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€œa couple hundredâ€? 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€™s top surfers. â€œNobody was swept away into the water. They were just swept onto the beach area pretty hard,â€? Jalbert said. â€œItâ€™s pretty rocky. Weâ€™ve cleared the beach area so this doesnâ€™t happen again.â€? 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€” 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€™s parole files SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â€” 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€” 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€” 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€œWeâ€™ve been bothered by this all week,â€? 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€™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€™s bus bay Friday. They filled plastic shopping bags with cans of soup, vegetables and beans, ground beef and Rice Krispy Treats. â€œEverybodyâ€™s at home, and everybodyâ€™s eating,â€? said Jacquelyn Garcia, 39, who came to pick up food for her family of five. â€œI have nothing left in my house.â€? Mannaâ€™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€œWe hope that thing melts down and we start again,â€? 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
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.
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€™s death leaves problems
ROME (AP) â€” â€œIâ€™m 40 now,â€? Alexander McQueen said in one of his last known interviews. â€œWhen Iâ€™m dead, hopefully this house will still be going.â€? 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€™s work is considered so unique that some are voicing serious doubts. â€œIt is a very powerful brand, but itâ€™s almost impossible to separate him from it,â€? 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€œCreating those showstopping pieces â€” there isnâ€™t anyone who does that. And he has exceptional skills as a cutter, because of his background in tailoring,â€? Brown said. In the interview published this week in Love magazine, McQueen was also quoted as saying he thought fashion shows
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€œwithin the next 10 years.â€? The French retail luxury group PPR, which controls the McQueen brand, declined to speak Friday on what will happen to Alexander McQueenâ€™s brand or give any further comment beyond a statement released a day earlier by its CEO, Francois-Henri Pinault, praising McQueenâ€™s â€œgeniusâ€? and calling him â€œone of the greatest designers of his generation.â€? â€œHe generated emotion at the release of each one of his collections,â€? Pinault said. â€œAs a visionary and avant-gardist, his creations were inspired by both tradition and ultramodernity, making them timeless.â€? A tough act to follow,
leaving the fashion world a number of succession models â€” some successful, others less so. Versaceâ€™s death in 1997 was as unexpected as McQueenâ€™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€™s financial meltdown. In contrast with the Versace succession, Franco Moschinoâ€™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€™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€œI think a living memorial is better than some sort of respectful tomb,â€? Lagerfeld said a few years ago. â€œShe is lucky, because nobody has survived as well, thanks to what we are doing. I donâ€™t mean just myself, but the people who own the company.â€? 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€˜We are the Worldâ€™ debuts before NBCâ€™s Olympics LOS ANGELES (AP) â€” The revamped â€œWe Are the Worldâ€? made its world premiere Friday during NBCâ€™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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Police investigate Prince Andrew car bump LONDON (AP) â€” British police are investigating an accident in which Prince Andrew allegedly struck a police officer with his car while driving into Buckingham Palace. Andrew Media reports said Queen Elizabeth IIâ€™s second son hit the officer as he was driving his four-byfour through the palace gates. The palace confirmed Friday there had been â€œa minor incidentâ€? involving the prince and said it was a matter for the police. The Metropolitan Police say an officer had been hit by a vehicle on Constitution Hill, outside the palace, and sustained minor arm injuries. The force says it is investigating the circumstances of the crash. The 49-year-old prince is known for his passion for cars. In 2002 he was stopped for speeding in his Range Rover but not charged.
Madonna to appear on â€˜Marriage Refâ€™ NEW YORK (AP) â€” Maybe she will have advice on what not to do in a marriage. Madonna, whoâ€™s been divorced twice, is going to be on â€œThe Marriage Madonna Ref.â€? Madonnaâ€™s spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg confirmed Saturday that Madonna would make an appearance on the upcoming reality show, where celebrities and a referee try to help couples in conflict. The episode has not yet been taped and Rosenberg did not have further details. Madonna has been married twice, once to Sean Penn and most recently to Guy Ritchie. The â€œMarriage Refâ€? will debut on NBC after the Olympics.
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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-
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.
League of their own Cavs still waiting for semifinal opponent By RYAN SARDA firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.com 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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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
Overall 19-4 17-7 13-9 9-13 11-11 10-13 7-16 7-15 6-17
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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SANFORD â€” Lee County Parks and Recreation is currently registering for youth baseball and softball.Â The fee is $25 for county residents.Â Baseball is for ages 9-18 and girlsâ€™ fast-pitch is for ages 8-18.Â Registration forms are available at the Line Drive Baseball Academy and the Parks and Recreation office on Tramway Road. They can also be found online at www.leecountync.gov/Departments/ ParksRecreation. Parks and Rec is also registering our adult menâ€™s and womenâ€™s softball leagues. For more information about any of the leagues, call (919) 775-2107, ext. 502.
Registration open for DRNV baseball, fast-pitch softball SANFORD â€” Deep River-Northview Optimist Baseball and Softball registration is under way. Registration may be completed online at www.drnvobaseball.com. Forms are also available at Line Drive Baseball Academy. Registration is open through March 1. Baseball registration is for ages 5-15. Fast-pitch softball is available for girls ages 7-12.
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Tar Heels honor Ellington, Lawson CHAPEL HILL (AP) â€” North Carolina has honored two more stars from last seasonâ€™s run to the national championship. The Tar Heels honored the jerseys of Wayne Ellington and Ty Lawson before Saturdayâ€™s game against rival North Carolina State. Ellingtonâ€™s No. 22 and Lawsonâ€™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€™ 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€™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€”Campbell closed the game on a 14-4 run and defeated Mercer 69-63 Friday night in menâ€™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€œWeâ€™ve been preaching
all week about the time of year weâ€™re in and how important each and every possession is, taking care of the ball,â€? said Campbell head coach Robbie Laing. â€œWeâ€™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€? 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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in the final 2:25 as the Camels overcame a fourpoint deficit. Daniel Emerson added 12 points and E.J. Kusnyer 10 for Mercer, which shot 56 percent from the field â€“ 65 percent in the second half â€“ but gave up 12 second-chance points off 10 Campbell offensive boards. The Camels finished with a 28-20 edge on the glass and allowed only 3 second-chance points by the Bears. Campbell forced 20 turnovers (while committing only 14) and bettered its average of 10.9 steals per game (5th in the country) with 13 thefts. Campbell shot 53 percent from the floor in the final period and made 12-of-16 from the line after the break, compared to Mercerâ€™s 8-of-16 showing from the stripe over the last 20 minutes.
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DURHAM (AP) â€” The New Jersey Nets are already the laughingstock of the NBA. Now theyâ€™re getting ribbed by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, too. Coach K refuted rumors Saturday that the Nets were interested in him coaching the beleaguered team. Louisville coach Rick Pitino has also knocked down rumors that he may return to the NBA. Krzyzewski said New Jersey had not contacted him, then cracked a couple of one-liners at the expense of Mikhail Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire and the Netsâ€™ prospective buyer. â€œThe guyâ€™s Russian, right?â€? Krzyzewski said. â€œYou think heâ€™d hire a Polish guy?â€? After chuckling, Krzyzewski said: â€œNo oneâ€™s contacted me, and if they do, I think â€™nyetâ€™ would be easy for me to say.â€? The Nets are 4-48 at the All-Star break.
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