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PHOTOS GALORE! See Wesley Beeson’s photo gallery from Saturday’s Family Fourth Festival held at Depot Park in Sanford PAGE 4A

GUITAR HERO Sevryn Schaller celebrated his 12th birthday with a gig at the Lee County 4th in Sanford’s Depot Park PAGE 5A

FAMILY FOURTH Ice cream. A giant slide. A guitar strumming “Sweet Home Alabama.” Must be the Fourth of July, or almost PAGE 5A

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RACE FANS LOVE THEIR MUD ON LOWER MONCURE ROAD There’s a little bit of something for everybody at the Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex. The fun competition, nonstop entertainment and family friendly environment have made the rapidly growing sport of mud racing fairly popular right here in Sanford. Full Story, Page 1B


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From left, brothers Harry Miller, 82 (Navy, WWII veteran); Billy Miller, 79 (Marines, Korea veteran); Jerry Miller, 78 (Army, Korea veteran); Reggie Miller, 76 (Army Korean veteran) stand for a picture in Sanford Tuesday.

WORLD’S UGLIEST DOG ADDS BEAUTY TO HER OWNER’S LIFE Princess Abby, a 6-pound Chihuahua, easily won the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., this week. For those very same reasons, she also claimed the heart of owner Kathleen Francis. Full Story, Page 1C

INSIDE WONDER WOMAN GETS NEW LOOK Heaven knows what the gods are saying about Wonder Woman’s new wardrobe change ... So long, bustier and knee boots! Page 8B

BAND OF BROTHERS Of the nine brothers in Sanford’s Miller family, seven served in war By CHELSEA KELLNER


hen the United States called for soldiers during World War II and again in Korea, seven of the Miller boys from Sanford left home to join the fight. And each of the seven heard the same words from their mother before they went: “She told me, ‘Jerry, if you get a tattoo, I’m gonna

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whip your little legs when you get home,’” said Jerry Miller, 20 at the time, now 78. “The other guys in my unit would go to get them but I said no. I had to face my mother when I got home.”

because of a heart problem. “We were no more patriotic than anyone else at the time—we just had a bigger family,” Jerry Miller said. Their father, A.K. Miller, Sr., started the tradition, Jerry Miller Reggie Miller serving in the N.C. National Guard in 1906. He met Of the nine brothers in and married Ruth Miller the Miller family, seven when he was stationed in served in the U.S. Armed Raleigh, and the couple Forces between 1942 and moved to Sanford to start 1956. The other two tried the Miller Funeral Home to enlist, but Bob was sent home when his father died, See Brothers, Page 8A and A.K., Jr., was rejected


Scan county information with your smart phone HERALD 2.0 Check out our new Sunday feature that highlights the best of the Internet and technology. Inside today’s Carolina section. Page 2C

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SANFORD — Lee County just got more high-tech. County officials are rolling out a new method for accessing information on local recreation opportunities that will allow users of popular gadgets like the

HAPPENING TODAY Pittsboro’s annual Independence Day Celebration will run from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Pittsboro. This year’s celebration will coincide with the monthly First Sunday event, which features local vendors, craftsmen, antique sellers and more. Music will be provided by Johnny Wilson of The Big Time Party Band. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

iPhone, Blackberry and Droid to connect to county info in moments. The technology, now up for use in Sanford’s Depot Park, works similarly to the cash check-out line at your grocery store, using a phone application to scan a barcode and access web content immediately.

“It takes information on the go to another level,” said Dwane Brinson, Lee County tax administrator and one of the brains behind the county’s recent efforts to become more web-savvy. Brinson said, in most cases, users of “smart-

See Tech, Page 8A

High: 92 Low: 65

Sanford: Deborah Hooker, 57 Broadway: Hannelore Flen, 72 Lillington: Peggy Ross, 75

Take your smart phone (download a bar scanner app) to Depot Park and scan the kiosk signs to connect to schedules of upcoming events at that location. The signs debuted at Saturday’s July 4 event.


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ON THE STREET Dunkin’ Donuts making its way to Sanford in the very near future

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Abby, Graham, Bridge, Sudoku............................. 6B Business .......................... 9B Classifieds ..................... 11B Sunday Crossword ............ 7C Community calendar .......... 2A Horoscope ........................ 6B Obituaries......................... 3A Opinion ..........................6-7A Scoreboard ....................... 4B


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On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TUESDAY ■ The Harnett County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in Lillington. ■ The Sanford City Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the Sanford Municipal Center in Sanford. ■ The Moore County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Park in Carthage.

WEDNESDAY ■ The Moore County Voluntary Ag. Advisory will meet at 1 p.m. at the Soil & Water Conf. Room at the Ag Center in Carthage.

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Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Patricia Ulam, Lee Ann Horner, Brian Coley, Aaron Da’Shaun Welton, Brenda Gilmore, Emily Taylor Oates, Ricky Garner, Garret Wheeler, Crystal Thomas, Jennifer Hilliard, Signe Gavitt, John H. Smith, Charles Patrick Martin, Scott Taylor, Marcus Anthony Williams and Wayne Whitten. And to those celebrating Monday, especially Kathleen Igbekoyi, Kaleel Berryman, Cameron George McNeill, Daniel McNeill III, Ed Dixon, Michael Joseph Welch, Justine Cole, Jamil Akeem McLean, John Moyd, Shereeca Allen, Allyson Guerrero, Karen Snipes, Elizabeth Chesney and Ann Clegg. CELEBRITIES: Actress Gloria Stuart is 100. Advice columnist Pauline Phillips (the original “Dear Abby”) is 92. Actress Eva Marie Saint is 86. Playwright Neil Simon is 83. Baseball team owner George Steinbrenner is 80. Broadcast journalist Geraldo Rivera is 67. Singer John Waite is 55. Country musician Teddy Carr is 50. Rock DJ Zonka is 48. Tennis Hall of Famer Pam Shriver is 48. Rock musician Matt Malley is 47. Christian rock singer Michael Sweet is 47. Actor Al Madrigal is 39. Actress Jenica Bergere is 36. Actor-singer John Lloyd Young is 35. Singer Stephen “Ste” McNally (BBMak) is 32. Actress Becki Newton (TV: “Ugly Betty”) is 32. Presidential daughter Malia Obama is 12.

Almanac Today is Sunday, July 4, the 185th day of 2010. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. This day in history: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. In 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened at West Point, N.Y. In 1831, the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, died in New York City at age 73. In 1872, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, was born in Plymouth, Vt. In 1894, the Republic of Hawaii was proclaimed. (Hawaii was annexed by the United States four years later.) In 1910, in what was billed as “The Fight of the Century,” black world heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson defeated white former champ James J. Jeffries in Reno, Nev. In 1939, baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, delivered his famous farewell at New York’s Yankee Stadium. In 1946, the Philippines became independent of U.S. sovereignty. In 1959, America’s 49-star flag, honoring Alaskan statehood, was officially unfurled. In 1960, America’s 50-star flag, honoring Hawaiian statehood, was officially unfurled. In 1976, Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport in Ugand, rescuing almost all of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers.

Broadway High School FFA advisor R.A. Currie, left, demonstrates ‘how-to’s” with two-by-fours to Gerald Thomas, Dwight Smith, Larry Thomas and Larry Goins. This photograph appeared in the Feb. 24, 1966, Herald.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR tion” at Depot Park. This free outdoor family event starts at 7 p.m. and includes a variety of music throughout the summer. For more information, visit or call 919-775-8332.

TODAY ■ Pittsboro’s annual Independence Day Celebration will run from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Pittsboro. This year’s celebration will coincide with the monthly First Sunday event, which features local vendors, craftsmen, antique sellers and more. Music will be provided by Johnny Wilson of The Big Time Party Band. Go to or call 960-5892 for more info.

FRIDAY ■ A blood drive will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at Flat Springs Baptist Church, 4148 Deep River Road, Sanford. Free t-shirt for all donors. For appointments contact the church office at 775-5922.

WEDNESDAY ■ A blood drive will be held from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Belk, 1065 Spring Lane, Sanford. Free t-shirt for all donors. For appointments contact Lea Chandler at 774-4428 ext. 213. ■ Set sail with the “Amazing Steve Somers” at 11 a.m. for a program of stories, music, magic and puppets. The performance will take place at the Lee County Community Arts Center, 507 N. Steele St.. Parking lot and entrance to the building are on Bracken Street. Registration is not required and the performance is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY ■ The Lee County American Red Cross will hold the class “Lay Responder CPR for Adult, Child and Infant with AED and Standard First Aid” from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call (919) 774-6857 to register. ■ Local farmers will be selling their fresh products from 9 a.m. to noon at Deport Park in downtown Sanford as part of the weekly Sanford Farmer’s Market. To get involved or to learn more, e-mail David Montgomery at david.montgomery@

JULY 11 THURSDAY ■ A blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Carolina Community College, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford. Free t-shirt for all donors. For appointments contact Mike Neal at 775-5401 or visit ■ Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic supper and “Function at the Junc-


■ Applebee’s in Sanford will partner with Grooming the Next Generation for Success, a community based youth group, to host a Flapjack Fundraiser Proceeds raised will help offset travel and lodging costs for the group to attend a seminar in California. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the restaurant, located at 1325 Plaza Blvd. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased

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Police, deputies seize $1,500 in prescription drugs

Water customers can pay bill for a fee at Walmart

SANFORD — A joint operation by Lee County and Sanford investigators has led to the arrest of a Sanford woman and the seizure of more than $1,500 in prescription drugs and cocaine. Sgt. Scott Hunt of the Sanford Police Department said agents arrested 32-year-old Andrea Lanette Thomas of 382 Thomas Road in Sanford after searching her residence Friday. Hunt said investigators with the Sanford Police Department’s Tactical Narcotics Team and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit found 45 dosage units of the painkiller Oxycontin, 23 dosage units of the painkiller Oxycodone, 2 grams of powder cocaine and four dosage units of the anxiety medication Alprazolam. The cocaine store has an estimated street value of $400, while the prescription drugs have an estimated total value of $1,170, police said. Thomas is charged with two counts of trafficking opiates, possession with the intent to sell a schedule IV controlled substance, possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling to keep drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hunt said she was being held in Lee County Jail. Thomas’ criminal record includes convictions for larceny in Harnett County and writing a worthless check in Lee County.

PITTSBORO — Chatham County water customers now can pay their bills at any Walmart location for a small service fee, according to Michelle Ballard, customer service manager for Chatham County Utilities. “This is a new service offered in partnership with Walmart to give customers more options for paying their monthly water bills,� Ballard said in a news release. Water customers should go to the Walmart MoneyCenter or Customer Service Desk in any Walmart location. Customers who want to pay their water bills should bring the following items: ■PAYMENT: Either cash, a Walmart Money Card or a debit card that requires a PIN number to make their payment ■ BILL STATEMENT: The current billing statement with account number on it Walmart will charge an 88-cent fee for delivery of the payment within three business days. For $1.88, the payment is delivered to Chatham Utilities the next business day. However, payments must be processed by 7 p.m. to meet these delivery timeframes.

LILLINGTON — Peggy Brown Ross, 75, of Lillington, died Friday (July 2, 2010) at her home. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at O’Quinn-Peebles Chapel in Lillington with burial in Harnett Memorial Park. Born in Harnett County, she was a daughter of the Ross late Julius Lafayette and Stella Hobby Blanchard. She was preceded in death by husbands James Allen Brown and Bill Ross. Survivors include one daughter, Judy Lucas of Lillington; one son, Steven Brown of Virginia; one step-daughter, Gina

— by Billy Ball


Fire can’t stop Army band, but they need help

FORT BRAGG — It will take more than a fire that destroyed their instruments and uniforms to stop the 82nd Airborne Division Band from its annual Independence Day concert in North Carolina. Multiple media outlets report the band plans to play on after Friday’s fire. But they need some help. Fort Bragg spokesman Col. Kevin Arata says the 50-member band would love to borrow instruments, as well as sheet music for the “1812 Overture� and other patriotic songs for its Sunday show. The band doesn’t even have music stands anymore. Anyone who can help is asked to e-mail the band master, Chief Warrant Officer Russ Houser, at russ. houser(at) No one was hurt in the fire at Fort Bragg. The band had left the building after a rehearsal about an hour before the blaze.

— from staff reports


Robbery suspects face additional charges in Moore ABERDEEN (MCT) — Three men involved in a robbery and shooting at a convenience store on Monday are now accused of taking part in a robbery in Aberdeen, investigators said Thursday. And one of them also is charged in an attempted home invasion in Southern Pines. Demarcus James Dennison, 18, of Polkton, and Paris Yusef Mack, 17, of Southern Pines, were charged in Aberdeen on Wednesday with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping, said Jim Foster, deputy chief of the town’s Police Department. Charges are pending against 17-year-old Randy Joel Williams of the 300 block of Shaw Avenue in Southern Pines, Foster said. Williams is recovering from a gunshot wound to the face at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. — Fayetteville Observer

Rinehart of Washington; four sisters, Janie Dumphy and Odelia Landuette of Florida, and Jessie Bolton and Viola Dean of Fuquay-Varina; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Liberty Home Care and Hospice, 105 Hunt Valley Drive, Dunn, N.C., 28334. O’Quinn-Peebles Funeral Home in Lillington is in charge.

Hannelore Flen BROADWAY — Hannelore “Hanna� Walther Flen, 72, of Broadway, died June 27. A memorial service was held Friday at Southside Baptist Church in Broadway. Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

SPRING LAKE — Russell Leon Hardy, 67, of Spring Lake, died Tuesday (June 29, 2010) at home. Funeral was Friday at Elizabeth Street Mortuary in Spring Lake with burial in Sandhills State Veteran Cemetery. Born Sept. 26, 1942, in Ohio, he was a husband to Barbara Hardy of Spring Lake and a military veteran. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a son, Leon Hardy of Spring Lake; daughter Tammy Goods of Indiana; and five grandchildren. Elizabeth Street Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Corissa Person SILER CITY — Corissa Person, 33, of Siler city died Friday (July 2, 2010) at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will

be handled by Knotts and Son Funeral Home in Siler City.

James Moffitt SILER CITY — James Brant Moffitt, 74, of New Jersey, died Wednesday (June 30, 2010) at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Siler City, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by a brother, William Moffitt of Siler City. Knotts and Son Funeral Home in Siler City is in charge.

Deborah Hooker SANFORD — Deborah McLeod Hooker, 57, died Friday (July 2, 2010) at Central Carolina Hospital. Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford is handling the arrangements.


Scouts, teens learn to ‘ham’ at Field Day Special to The Herald

SANFORD — Local Boy Scouts learned that when your cell battery dies and your internet connection is down, amateur radio enthusiasts can still communicate with voice or digitally. Teenagers were recently on the air contacting radio stations all over the U.S. as part of the emergency communications exercise, called amateur radio Field Day. Local radio hobbyists set up temporary antennas and generators at the Northview Fire Station to practice disaster radio communications Saturday, an event held throughout the U.S. annually. Boy Scout Troop #941 operated the Get On The Air station under the supervision and mentoring of licensed ham and scout leader Jay Simeth. “I like teaching ham radio and the Scout merit badge,� said Simeth. “It was their first experience on High Frequency voice communication, and I wanted them to get interested.� The boys talked with other hams around the eastern U.S. and later operated the digital station supervised by other teens already licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.

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Boy Scout Troop 941 members Adam Simeth and Daniel Lewis, both 15, sent digital messages during the Amateur Radio Field Day emergency communications practice at Northview Fire Station Saturday. Adam already has his General Class FCC license. Licensed radio “hams� Christina Isley, 14, and her mother Vicki were observing. Emergency radio field practice is important because professional rescue and public communications systems may be overwhelmed or destroyed during major disasters like Hurricane Katrina, forest fires or earthquakes. To keep skills current, amateur radio hobbyists are trained in backup communications and practice nationwide annually. “I enjoyed working digital on Field Day,� said Roger Millikin, Lee County’s assistant emergency coordinator. His boss encouraged him to become licensed by the FCC in 2005. “If I ever slow down, (amateur radio)

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We give thanks for those who have lived for our country, and who have died for it. Let each of us remain vigilant in defending what our founders fought for so many years ago.

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could be fun.� A flood disaster took Tom Chapman and his wife Merrianne into the field in 2007. “We set up an evacuation center and made lots of friends from all walks of life,� he said, grateful for possessing the skills and equipment to be helpful in an emergency. After setting up tem-

porary antennae and radio stations operated by generator power, the local Sanford ham radio club contacted hundreds of stations in 37 states, one Canadian province, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They used voice and digital modes during their 22-hours on the air. Licensed high schooler William Isley said he was talking on the air and later logging contacts for Katie Vest, 22, during the dark hours of the night. “I only got 20 minutes of sleep,� he grinned, happy to be part of the event. “Young people rely too much on cell phones, texting and instant messaging. All that goes away in a disaster like Hurricane Katrina,� said Katie’s father, Jim Vest, who has been a ham operator for 37 years. Amateur radio teaches people more self-reliance with technology and the ability to pick up a conversation with someone you never met, he said. “By operating a radio, we make new friends every day.�

Special Thanks September 21, 1908 - April 28, 2010

In Loving Memory of our Beloved Aunt Ethel Williams Taylor (September 1908-April 2010), one hundred and one years to spread her love around her family of brothers and many many nieces and nephews. We the family of Aunt Ethel would like to Thank each of you for your love and support during our bereavement. The staff of Victorian Manor, the staff was so attentive to all her needs, showed her love, friendship, and respect, we thank you. We thank L. Horton Community Funeral Home and Staff for their courteous professional care provided to us and our loved one; so many people showed up to assist us and traveled from afar to pay ďŹ nal respects; for every act of kindness shown, we thank you all. She lived her life with a plan in mind at all times, her family was her main concern, leaving four generations of nieces and nephews to carry the torch.

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4A / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald FAMILY FOURTH FESTIVAL • PHOTOS BY W E SLEY BEESON

Biaja Odom, 3, plays in the water fountain at Depot Park in Sanford for the Family Fourth Festival on Saturday afternoon.

Abe Herbert with Lee County YMCA shows off his finished blueberry pie tin at the pie eating contest.

Tenille Gross walks her dogs, Raider (left) and Rj (right) during the Pets and Pedals Parade before Saturday’s Family Fourth Festival.

Chloe Jones, 8, takes a moment to play with a dog named Prozac.

Kids and families gather to the front stage for the pie eating contest.

ON THE FRONT Kack Harris, 6, rides her bicycle to Depot Park

Joseph Worsham, 8, tosses a beanbag at the Kids Zone.


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Sanford â?? When: 9 p.m. Today â?? Where: Sanford Health and Rehabilitation, 2702 Farrell Road, Sanford â?? Admission: Free

Cary â?? When: 9:15 p.m. Today â?? Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary â?? Cost: Free

Fort Bragg â?? When: 9:40 p.m. Today â?? Where: Main Post Parade Field, Ridgeway Drive, Fort Bragg â?? Cost: Free

Pinehurst â?? When: 9:15 p.m. Today â?? Where: Pinehurst Harness Track, 200 Beulah Hill Road, Pinehurst â?? Cost: Free


Pittsboro â?? What: Independence Day Festival — More than 30 local artists will sell their creations, Johnny Wilson of The Big Time Party Band will provide beach music and the Chatham Area Shag Association will offer free shag lessons â?? When: Noon-4 p.m. Today â?? Where: Downtown Pittsboro â?? Cost: Free

Fort Bragg â?? What: July 4th Celebration — Kiddie Land activities, “Wife Carrying Contest,â€? parachute demonstration, flag ceremony and live music by the 82nd Division All American Chorus, Colt Ford and Chevelle â?? When: 3-10 p.m. Today â?? Where: Main Post Parade Field â?? Cost: $5 for Kiddie Land activities, other events are free

Pinehurst â?? What: Fourth of July Celebration — Games, food, pony rides and live music by The Vision Band â?? When: 5-10 p.m. Today Where: Fair Barn, 200 Beulah Hill Road, Pinehurst â?? Cost: Free

July 4th gig one of many for budding guitarist By BILLY BALL

SANFORD — When Sevryn Schaller, then 11, got a guitar last Christmas, that was just the start. Seven months later, he was celebrating a recent birthday and playing just another gig at the Lee County Family Fourth Festival in Sanford’s Depot Park. By now, Sevryn is a pro, mixing shows like this holiday street festival in with more formal gigs at Sanford’s Steele Street Coffee and Wine Bar. He walked the stage strumming his guitar, chatting up the audience like he was born to do this. Sevryn launched into spirited renditions of the Train mega-hit “Hey Soul Sister� and the Bryan Adams mainstay “Summer of ‘69� before rolling out an original tune named “My World.� The song was a spurof-the-moment creation documenting young love, according to Sevryn. “No, I didn’t have a terrible breakup that inspired it,� he said. Don’t bother telling

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Sevryn Schaller, 12, plays songs for the crowd at Depot Park in Sanford for the Family Fourth Festival on Saturday afternoon. him that he’s only 12 years old. Sevryn wants to live the American dream. “I’d love to keep playing, maybe get picked up by a talent scout and be one of those guys on TV,� he said. The talent is a family affair. About 200 feet away, Sevryn’s older brother, 14-year-old Synjyn Schaller, was polishing off his latest creation,

an immaculate, oil pastel drawing of a spiky-haired rock star that he’s created on a Depot Park wall. “I see a blank slate and think I can do anything with it,� Synjyn said. Synjyn, who will be entering the ninth grade at Southern Lee High this fall, was participating in a Lee County Arts Council-sponsored show at Saturday’s Family 4th,

copying a digital drawing he made to advertise younger brother Sevryn’s guitar work. Synjyn turned out Saturday when he found out the Arts Council was backing a little public art. His drawing Saturday took after a popular Japanese-style of art called manga, but he said he had a more specific influence in mind when he crafted the purple-hued

backdrop of his rock star. “I was going for a ‘Purple Rain’ feel,� he said. “Prince’s music really stretches across different genres of music.� Nevermind that Synjyn wasn’t born when Prince pranced and primped his way through the 1984 blockbuster “Purple Rain.� Meanwhile, father Bret Schaller stood off to the side of the stage beaming as Sevryn finished his mini-concert Saturday. Bret, who moved to Sanford eight years ago with his children and veterinarian wife, is quick to say the talent didn’t come from him. “All I know how to play is the radio, and not very well,� he said with a laugh. Bret said he’s still waiting to see the talents of his two other boys, ages 4 and 6. They’re too young to show off yet, but Bret said the youngest possesses extraordinary agility and climbing ability for his age. A gymnast Schaller? Who knows?

SANFORD Ice cream. A giant slide. A guitar strumming “Sweet Home Alabama.� And a woman wearing a dress that looks like an American flag. Must be the Fourth of July, or almost. Locals gathered a day early Saturday to celebrate American independence at Lee County’s Family 4th in Sanford’s Depot Park. Included in the day’s festivities were a dog-and-bike parade, classic cars, music, food, and, oh yeah, a pie-eating contest. The fun began at 4 p.m. and lasted into the evening Saturday. Local community organizers set up the event each year to celebrate the holiday in a family-friendly way.

Bella Miller, 3, smiles at her blue hand as she paints popsicle stick flags at Depot Park in Sanford for the Family Fourth Festival on Saturday afternoon. WESLEY BEESON/ The Sanford Herald

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It’s so good to know our government cares for us in such a manner. Lord knows we will never be able to determine what is good or bad for ourselves without state guidance and upbringing. Be not discouraged, comrades. The state knows what is best for her children! — DoubleJ

Love votes for another nanny state bill. Hours later a telephone call goes out to the voters exposing Love’s liberal, big government tendencies. Love is unavailable for comment. Suddenly Love changes his vote and he is available for comment. Americans for Prosperity 1 Representative Jimmy Love 0 Psst. Jimmy. Give Mr. Jennings a call the next time you’re thinking about doing something, so, blatantly liberal. — dchris46

SUNDAY THUMBS THUMBS DOWN Another win for puppy mills A bill aimed at ending puppy mills by regulating commercial dog breeders in the state has failed for the second straight year. Again, the failure comes in large part from opposition from the state’s pork producers, according to a report by the Raleigh News & Observer. The N.C. Pork Council, which represents a $2.2 bil-

lion industry in the state, opposed Senate Bill 460, which sought to “eliminate abusive practices and provide for the humane care and treatment of dogs and puppies by establishing standards for their care at commercial breeding operations.” Angie Whitener, the Pork Council’s lobbyist, said her group does not oppose puppies so much as the bill’s main backers, the Humane Society of the United States. Pork is a powerful lobby in North Carolina, and apparently, what the Pork Council wants, the Pork Council gets ... even if the subject at hand has nothing to do with pork. The report states that the

Humane Society estimates about 300 puppy mills operating in the state that go largely unnoticed because owners sell the dogs on the Internet. Lee County had its large puppy mill case a few years back ... a case that has already become forgotten by many. Lee County’s record with handling pets is sad. Animal abuse complaints go unchecked. There is no law against tethering. Dogs that aren’t tied up often run freely without food and water. The Pork Council fears the Humane Society is out to end meat production altogether. We fail to see the correlation ... and once again, our state goes without legislation against puppy mills.

Letters to the Editor Take time to read the Declaration of Independence

“I feel like usually, when the government comes out with something like this, somebody has come out with research and they have a good reason for doing it,” Waddell said. “I don’t argue with research, I just hope they did good research.” Hitler loved for his administration to do quite a bit of research, too. I bet Waddell wouldn’t argue with it, much, either. It was the government, after all. — SanLee Guy

The nanny state mentality that permeates our culture is frightening. When we moved to North Carolina over six years ago, I was shocked at the high taxes and ridiculous level of government involvement in the lives of citizens. It has only gotten worse, and these types of needless laws only serve to accentuate the fact that our government at the state level is out of control. — tiredtaxpayer

Jimmy Love’s John Kerry moment: “I voted for it before I voted against it”. The state is facing a $3 billion shortfall in 2011, and they focus on regulating chocolate milk. Why are taxpayers subsidizing child care centers? Seems that some of the legislators who voted for this, either before or after phone calls, need to have a little state regulation over their diet and exercise habits. — TruthSeeker2010


There was an increase in health insurance premiums for dependant coverage. Sam Gaskins should made a motion to have the city manager cut the budget by 1 percent or so. Instead he went through the budget and micromanaged how many supplies he thought a department should use. The problem is that none of the department heads work for Sam and unless the city manager tells the department heads to make a cut then they feel that their boss, (Hal Hegwer) approves of their budget. — makesmewonder

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Today’s Prayer

Ending the dream M

y cleats are on tight, my ankles are taped up, pads in place and I’m enjoying the final moments before walking out that door to the sounds of cheers, high school bands and referee whistles. The musty, sweaty smells of the locker room will soon change to more pleasant crisp fall air and concession stand nachos. Coach has just given his final pre-game speech, we’ve prayed and my teammates have begun to file out the door. I can already hear the bands, their trumpets muffled through the concrete wall still. I’m ready to go ... this build up has always been one of the more exciting parts of high school football ... a sport I started playing when I was 6. And this is Texas, where high school football is king. In my small town of 500-plus, the world revolves around Friday nights in the fall. I’m a senior in high school, and I know the games are counting down to just a handful. After this, I’ll never don a helmet again. Speaking of helmet ... I can’t seem to find mine. The last few of my teammates are heading out the door, followed by the waterboys and coaches ... and I can’t find my helmet. I know it was in my hands a few moments ago. Panic sets in. I search everywhere for my helmet ... probably the one piece of equipment I wouldn’t be able to step on the field without. The time begins to blur ... and before I know it, the game has begun. My team is playing. I’m helmetless. I’m angry. I wake up. So it was all a dream. A vivid, frustrating dream. And a dream I’ve had more than a dozen times since I last stepped on a varsity football field in 1993. Oh, sometimes it’s different. Sometimes I’m missing my cleats and I’m on the field in socks ... watching the action up close but not able to get in because coach won’t let me play without shoes. Sometimes, the team leaves without me. Sometimes, I learn about the game as it’s being played ... as if I had forgotten football was played on Fridays. It’s the only recurring dream I’ve had ... at least the only one I can remember. And I most recently had this dream again a few weeks back. After the most recent dream, I looked up “recurring dreams” on the trusty Google and learned that my mind is trying to tell me something with these dreams.

Billy Liggett Sanford Herald Editor Contact Billy Liggett by e-mail at ■ To start to understand your recurring dream, you must be willing to accept some sort of change or undergo a transformation. ■ Look at the dream from an objective point of view. Try to get beyond the emotional and reactive elements of the dream and get down to the symbolic images. To begin to understand these dreams, you must first know about my love of football — a subject I’ve written about in this column on several occasions. When I was 2, I used chess men as football players. I learned to read from the sports page. I began playing tackle football at age 6. I was never a big kid, and this always made me try harder. The one thing I had going for me was speed, and in high school ... after a minor growth spurt my junior year ... I had a pretty decent varsity career as a wide receiver and cornerback. Nothing to get the college scouts crazy, mind you ... but enough to get the cheerleaders to notice once or twice. In high school, sometimes that’s all that matters. I hated that it ended, though I never tried to “relive my youth” ... save for joining a flag football league a few years in college. That was more for fun than fighting dream demons. But if I’m to look at these dreams from an “objective” point of view, I suppose I would tell myself that the dream is about more than football. There’s something out there I want to be a part of, I’d tell myself, and there’s something keeping me from doing it. It’s odd ... I’m a happy guy with an amazing family, great job and great friends.

“The repetitive patterns in your dream reveal some of the most valuable information about yourself. “

To the Editor: A comment made on the online response to Vickie Blue’s Letter to the Editor “GOD Doesn’t need to be on billboards to reach us” asked, “Show me where GOD is in the Constitution, and I’ll eat my hat.” The Constitution is a compilation of three documents: 1) The Declaration of Independence, 2) The U.S. Constitution and 3) the individual Bill of Rights, (otherwise known by our Dear Leader as a “charter of negative rights”). One must understand all three are the encapsulation of our system of government. The Declaration of Independence in and of itself, is a fabulous religious document, in that it established the supremacy of GOD as divine over the daily lives of America’s citizens and over the then tyrannical actions of the British crown. The Constitution itself created a governmental system of checks and balances in order to insure that the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government could not acquire so much power as to act as GOD. The founders understood that when man acts as GOD and not subordinate to GOD, then all hell breaks loose (please review the history of tyrannical regimes that acted as GOD, the ensuing destruction and the cost of lives in the hundreds of millions). Simply put the Constitution lays out a set of rules that government should live by in the daily interaction with those governed. To say it is a living breathing document so greatly espoused by our popular opinion is like saying, we can change the rules in the middle of the game. The Bill of Rights often referred to the Bill of Individual Rights dictates what Government cannot do to the citizens. The very first Amendment incorporates five specific freedoms and the first being religious freedom, followed by speech, press, assembly and petition. Of course in today’s PC society where one demonizes all of these freedoms, it is only natural that the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United, and other “criminal front groups” would deny that GOD has any involvement in the creation and guidance of our government. So as we celebrate Independence Day, take the time to read the Declaration of Independence and the list of abuses by the crown upon then British subjects. Any well read student of history can make stunning and frightening parallels to today’s America. GOD Bless America in these times of trouble!


“The message in recurring dreams may be so important and/or powerful that it refuses to go away. The frequent repetition of such dreams forces you to pay attention and confront the dream. It is desperately trying to tell you something. Such dreams are often nightmarish or frightening in their content, which also helps you to take notice and pay attention to them.” —

The owner of the vineyard said, “Don’t I have the right to do as I wish with my own money? Or are you jealous because I am generous?” (Matthew 20:15 TEV) PRAYER: Help me, O Lord, to be generous to those in need with the money that I have. Amen.

THUMBS UP: Fans of the Enrichment Center There are many wonderful agencies doing many wonderful things on behalf of area citizens. For that, we should be grateful. Among those agencies is the Enrichment Center of Lee County, which currently is helping local senior citizens in the midst of the summer season by accepting requests for fans. The fans are first-come, first-served. It’s great that the Enrichment Center has this opportunity to help our seniors who may need the fans.

I suppose I should be thankful that this dream isn’t necessarily a nightmare, but I’m still having trouble finding out what this “message” is supposed to be. The website goes on to provide tips to “overcome your recurring dreams,” with some of those tips being:

I’ve never been one to embrace symbolism in things. Maybe these dreams are just mind tricks. Maybe they mean nothing. Maybe they mean everything. Rather than forking out the big bucks to get a shrink to analyze me, I’m offering myself to your free advice. If you can tell me why I’m having these dreams, e-mail me at I know some of you will take this opportunity to just tell me I’m a big dork, but I’ll listen to anything and everything that comes my way. Perhaps one of these days, I’ll get in the game. I just hope the dream doesn’t have me breaking my ankle.


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An Oprah presidency


upreme Court confirmation hearings are nothing but a charade. “Balls and strikes” is what John Roberts said he’d call. Sonia Sotomayor, no fool she, said the same. Elena Kagan, ditto, is going to be a neutral arbiter. She isn’t a “progressive.” She will be fair and open. Of course. She’d be crazy to say otherwise. Once upon a time, back when she wasn’t sitting at the table, Kagan suggested that prospective justices should try to outline their constitutional views at the confirmation hearings. Senators might learn more about who they were voting for. The watching public might learn something, period. Not a chance. Now senators pretend to “learn” something by reading memos the would-be justice wrote nearly three decades ago as a law clerk. Would-be justices spend three days forgetting everything they learned about judicial decision-making in law school and since, claiming that values have nothing to do with it; neutrality is the watchword. It’s not an educational experience for anyone. It’s a game of “gotcha,” and the way you don’t get gotten is, basically, to say nothing. Barack Obama won the election. He has the right to appoint someone to the Supreme Court who shares his philosophy, provided that he or she brings to the job the intelligence and experience to perform effectively. No one seriously doubts that Kagan brings such experience and intelligence. No, she wasn’t a judge, but she is a serious student of the law and the solicitor general of the United States. I have no idea how the senators who voted to confirm her as solicitor general would now explain a vote not to confirm her as a justice, but since none of this is an exercise in candor or intellectual honesty, they’ll just do whatever they want and say whatever seems to work. Watching the confirmation hearings, unless you’re a masochist or a satirist, is a waste of time. You learn nothing except how silly the process has become. Ever since Robert Bork — who was highly qualified but also arrogant and divisive — went down in flames at his hearing, every successive nominee has understood that the game is to say as little as possible, disown prior controversies, eschew any hint of ideology and simply endure. Five days of misery are certainly worth a lifetime appointment. I tell my students, when they bemoan the misery of the bar exam, that with luck, it’s the last test they will ever take; the same is true in spades for Kagan. Miserable and ridiculous though this process may be, it’s likely the last time she will ever have to endure it. But the message it sends is all wrong: If you dream of being a justice, don’t ever take a controversial position. Imagine if she had represented an individual accused of terrorism. Imagine if she had actually written law review articles advocating truly progressive positions. The funny thing about these hearings is how little months of digging for dirt on Kagan have revealed. In fact, she has been extremely careful in what she has said and written, far more careful than most law professors I know. Investigations into her personal life have failed to reveal poor choices and bad moments, which is more — or less — than I can say for most highly qualified 50-year-olds I know. It’s a ridiculous standard to have to meet to serve on the bench. Indeed, so far as taking controversial positions and representing controversial clients, it is one that does not necessarily produce the people of courage and conviction we need on the federal bench. But sadly, it has become the operative test. Most people who run for president, including those who win, could never be confirmed as a justice — too human, too many mistakes in life. How ridiculous. Republicans will claim that they are not to blame; it was the Democrats who supposedly started it with Bork. Fine. So what? As every mother knows, the issue is not who started it, but who is going to end it. The answer seems to be that no one is, not any time soon. Obama was lucky to find in Kagan a nominee who is both highly qualified and capable of being confirmed. The two do not always go hand in hand.


Where best to be poor


magine you are an unborn spirit whom God has condemned to a life of poverty but has permitted to choose the nation in which to live. I’m betting that most any such condemned unborn spirit would choose the United States. Why? What has historically been defined as poverty, nationally or internationally, no longer exists in the U.S. Let’s look at it. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the 2009 poverty guideline was $22,000 for an urban four-person family. In 2009, having income less than that, 15 percent or 40 million Americans were classified as poor, but there’s something unique about those “poor” people not seen anywhere else in the world. Robert Rector, researcher at the Heritage Foundation, presents data collected from several government sources in a report titled “How Poor Are America’s Poor? Examining the ‘Plague’ of Poverty in America” (8/27/2007): ■ Forty-three percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a threebedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage and a porch or patio. ■ Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning. ■ Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded; two-thirds have more than two rooms per person. ■ The typical poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.) ■ Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars. ■ Ninety-seven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions. ■ Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception. ... What’s defined as poverty is misleading in another way. Official poverty measures count just family’s cash income. It ignores

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

additional sources of support such as the earned-income tax credit, which is a cash rebate to low-income workers; it ignores Medicaid, housing allowances, food stamps and other federal and local government subsidies to the poor. According to a report by American Enterprise Institute scholar Nicholas Eberstadt, titled “Poor Statistics,” “In 2006, according to the annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey, reported purchases by the poorest fifth of American households were more than twice as high as reported incomes.” ... A proper measure of well-being is what a person consumes rather than his income. A huge gap has emerged between income and consumption at lower income levels. Material poverty can be measured relatively or absolutely. An absolute measure would consist of some minimum quantity of goods and services deemed adequate for a baseline level of survival. Achieving that level means that poverty has been eliminated. However, if poverty is defined as, say, the lowest one-fifth of the income distribution, it is impossible to eliminate poverty. ... Yesterday’s material poverty is all but gone. In all too many cases, it has been replaced by a more debilitating kind of poverty — behavioral poverty or poverty of the spirit. This kind of poverty refers to conduct and values that prevent the development of healthy families, work ethic and self-sufficiency. The absence of these values virtually guarantees pathological lifestyles that include: drug and alcohol addiction, crime, violence, incarceration, illegitimacy, single-parent households, dependency and erosion of work ethic. Poverty of the spirit is a direct result of the perverse incentives created by some of our efforts to address material poverty.



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f Bill Clinton was our first black president, as Toni Morrison once proclaimed, then Barack Obama may be our first woman president. ... No, I’m not calling Obama a girlie president. But ... he may be suffering a rhetorical-testosterone deficit when it comes to dealing with crises, with which he has been richly endowed. It isn’t that he isn’t “cowboy” enough, as others have suggested. Aren’t we done with that? It is that his approach is feminine in a normative sense. That is, we perceive and appraise him according to cultural expectations and he’s not exactly causing anxiety in Alpha-maledom. We’ve come a long way gender-wise. Not so long ago, women would be censured for speaking or writing in public. But cultural expectations are stickier and sludgier than oil. Our enlightened human selves may want to eliminate gender norms but our lizard brains have a different agenda. Women, inarguably, still are punished for failing to adhere to gender norms by acting “too masculine” or “not feminine enough.” In her fascinating study about “Hating Hillary,” Karlyn Kohrs Campbell details the ways our former first lady was chastised for the sin of talking like a lawyer, and by extension, “like a man.” Could it be that Obama is suffering from the inverse? When Morrison wrote in The New Yorker about Bill Clinton’s “blackness,” she cited the characteristics he shared with the African-American community: “Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophoneplaying, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.” If we accept that premise, even if unseriously proffered, then we could say that Obama displays many tropes of femaleness. I say this in the nicest possible way. I don’t happen to think that doing things a woman’s way is evidence of deficiency, but rather suggests an evolutionary achievement. Nevertheless, we still do have certain cultural expectations, especially related to leadership. When we ask questions about a politician’s beliefs, family or hobbies, we’re looking for familiarity, what we can cite as “normal” and therefore reassuring. Generally speaking, men and women communicate differently. Women tend to be coalition builders rather than mavericks (with the occasional rogue exception). While men seek ways to measure themselves against others, for reasons requiring no elaboration, women form circles and talk it out. ... The BP oil crisis has offered a textbook case of how Obama’s rhetorical style has impeded his effectiveness. The president may not have had the ability to “plug the damn hole,” as he put it in one of his manlier outbursts. No one expected him to don his wetsuit and dive into the Gulf, but he did have the authority to intervene immediately and he didn’t. Instead, he deferred to BP, weighing, considering, even delivering jokes to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner when he should have been on Air Force One to the Louisiana coast. His lack of immediate, commanding action was perceived as a lack of leadership because, well, it was. When he finally addressed the nation on day 56 (!) of the crisis, Obama’s speech featured 13 percent passive-voice constructions, the highest level measured in any major presidential address this century, according to The Global Language Monitor, which tracks and analyzes language. Granted, the century is young — and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Obama’s rhetoric would simmer next to George W. Bush’s boil. But passivity in a leader is not a reassuring posture. ... I’m not so sure. The masculine coded context of the Oval Office poses special challenges, further exacerbated by a crisis that demands decisive action. It would appear that Obama tests Campbell’s argument that “nothing prevents” men from appropriating women’s style without negative consequences. Indeed, negative reaction to Obama’s speech suggests the opposite. Obama may prove to be our first male president who pays a political price for acting too much like a woman. And, perhaps, next time will be a real woman’s turn.


8A / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald POLICE BEAT

A.K. Miller Sr. North Carolina National Guard (circa 1906)

Ben Miller U.S. Navy 1944-1947

James Miller U.S. Marines 1942-1945

Johnny Miller U.S. Navy 1951-1953

Mike Nichols U.S. Army 1942-1945

Tommy Mann U.S. Air Force 1943-1946


Billy chose to sign up, he said. “It’s hard to explain to people today, but the reason we went in was very simple: this was our country, and we loved our country,” Billy Miller said. Jerry was drafted into the Army while on a football scholarship to Elon College in 1953. Reggie, the baby of the family, joined up the following y ear. Jerry was sent to Germany as part of the postoccupation forces. Now 78, Jerry recalls a divided Berlin, where international relations were so tense that they weren’t allowed to look out the train windows when they passed through certain sections. “All the buildings were bombed flat. They hadn’t started rebuilding them yet,” Jerry Miller said. All seven Miller boys returned safely—and untattooed—to build successful careers and happy marriages. Harry, Billy and Reggie currently live in Sanford. Jerry commutes from Cary for their regular golf games, where there is only the occasional disagreement between fellow military men.

“Army guys are tougher than Marines or Navy,” Jerry said on a recent afternoon. Marines veteran Billy waved his brother away. “Don’t listen to him,” Billy said. “They carried our baggage for us.” “They were our bellhops,” Navy veteran Harry added. All four brothers laughed. They credit the military with helping them grow up, to learn to take orders from others and responsibility for themselves, to respect people from other countries and appreciate what they have in their own. All say they hope the tradition of helping the country during times of need continues—and not just in the Miller family. “I wish we could have peace, but I do think that if our country gets in a mess, young people still ought to volunteer,” Reggie Miller said. “There are a lot of things we’re blessed with in our country, and if you don’t take care of it, you lose it.” All say that if they had the chance to do it over, they would enlist again. “We were all proud to do it,” Billy said.

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in 1911. They had 12 children, nine boys and three girls. A.K., Sr., didn’t talk about his military service much, but his sons didn’t hesitate to follow in his footsteps. James Miller signed up for the Marine Corps in 1942, followed by Ben and Harry, who enlisted in the Navy in 1944. “I was 17, and I hadn’t finished high school yet. I had to beg my mother to sign the papers allowing me to enlist,” said Harry Miller, 82. Harry was a gunner on amphibious vessels, fighting mostly in the South Pacific. His ship was attacked by the Japanese, and had to pull into Pearl Harbor for repairs. He saw the USS Arizona before it sank. After the war ended, he returned home to finish the 12th grade. Johnny Miller enlisted in the Navy in 1951, while Billy chose to follow James into the Marines, despite being in the first year of a liberal arts degree at Campbell College. There was a draft, but

SANFORD ■ Ryan Spencer Moffitt, 34, was charged Friday at 2023 Eventon Lane with failure to appear. ■ Corey Reshad Ingram, 21, was charged Friday at 650 Stephens in Southern Pines with assault on a female. ■ Sergio Telanto Heaggans, 23, was charged Friday at 170 Gilchrist Road in Cameron with failure to appear. ■ Antonio Lyvelle Perry, 20, was charged Friday at 3310 N.C. 87 with embezzlement. ■ Ronald Leroy McBryde, 25, was charged Friday with probation violation. ■ Anthony Steven Reid, 43, was charged Saturday at 499 Ryan Ave. with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. ■ Roger Valentina Rollins, 56, was charged Saturday at 1612 Prosperity Drive with assault on a female. ■ Otonier Miranda Collazo, 26, was charged Saturday at 1112 Juniper Drive with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. ■ Walmart reported shoplifting Thursday at 3310 N.C. 87. ■ Marjorie Anne Putnam reported property damage Thursday at 3010 S. Horner Blvd. ■ Debra Lynn Amatucci reported larceny Thursday at 2461 Hawkins Ave. ■ Cynthia Denise Sisk reported breaking and entering into a vehicle Thursday at 2512 Lee Ave. ■ Jeanne Marie Clay reported larceny Thursday at 3015 S. Horner Blvd. ■ A woman reported

assault on a female Thursday at 702 N. Horner Blvd. ■ Jennifer Leann Bertram, 19, was charged Thursday at 2620 Cameron Drive with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. ■ Jonathan Wayne Arnold, 35, was charged Thursday at 1611 Phillips Drive with failure to appear. ■ Justin Ray Wade, 28, was charged Thursday at 2344 Byrds Pond Road in Erwin with removing or altering a merchant’s security device. ■ Christopher Matthews McNeill, 36, was charged Thursday with failure to appear. ■ Mabel Ann Scott, 37, was charged Thursday at 1408 S. Horner Blvd. with perjury. ■ Jason Roy Brazell, 29, was charged Thursday at 203 Hawkins Ave. with failure to appear. ■ Jose Santos Villatoro, 39, charged Thursday at 702 N. Horner Blvd. ■ Sergio Telanto Heaggans, 23, was charged Friday at 170 Gilchrist Road in Cameron with failure to appear. ■ Karen Louise Huey reported breaking and entering a residence Wednesday at 3205 Green Valley Drive. ■ Brenda Scott Downey reported property damage Wednesday at 3310 N.C. 87. ■ William Lee Snipes, 32, was charged Wednesday at 3212 N.C. 87 with violation of a valid protective order. ■ Crystal Diane McLean reported communicating threats Wednes-


pot Park and are curious as to what is happening next week or next month,” Brinson wrote on the county’s local Internet blog. “Before you leave the park you can walk over to the QR Code sign, take about 15 seconds to open your barcode reader application and scan the code, and you are instantly connected to an event schedule for Depot Park.” Brinson said the county has launched the codes on two signs at Depot Park, with plans to unveil more locations in the future. Possible hotspots for the codes include the in-the-works Endor Iron Furnace Greenway and local specialty parks. Brinson said he envisions a code that allows locals to find out park schedules and camp rental fees at the click of a button. This isn’t the first time Lee County has dipped into cyberspace, with county and city offi-

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phone” technology like the iPhone and Droid can download a free application that allows them to scan the Quick Release Codes, or QR Codes, to get the inside track on various local goings-on. “Let’s say you’re at one of the events in De-

day at 200 Cox Maddox Road. ■ Randy Scott Hinson reported property damage Wednesday at 2758 Mallard Cove Road. ■ Toniua Mashera Dowdy reported theft from a vehicle Wednesday at 332 Park Ave. ■ William Aaron Little reported theft from a vehicle Wednesday at 704 Fitts St. ■ Sandhills Family Practice reported larceny Wednesday at 1125 Carthage St. ■ John Benton Keiser reported larceny Wednesday at 501 Frazier Drive. ■ Michael Maurice Shaw reported breaking and entering into a vehicle Wednesay at 2920 Lee Ave. ■ Food Lion reported shoplifting Wednesday at 2904 S. Horner Blvd. ■ Enterprise Leasing Co. reported motor vehicle theft Wednesday at 500 Oakwood Ave.

LEE COUNTY ■ Roxanne Coombs of 1209 Frank Wicker Road reported Thursday that someone damaged her 1997 Toyota and removed a phone charger, GPS and jumper cables. ■ An employee with Mark’s Bait and Tackle located at 3668 Avents Ferry Road in Sanford reported someone drove off without paying for gas Thursday. HARNETT COUNTY ■ Jerry William Walker, 53, of 1170 Raynor McLamb Road in Bunnlevel, was charged Thursday with failure to appear, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

cials recently opening pages on social network hubs like Facebook and employing online blogs to keep locals up to date on local government business. Brinson said he got the idea to integrate QR Codes locally after spotting the funky web patches, which look like a cross between a crossword puzzle and a barcode, on a number of Internet sites. “I immediately saw the use for local government once I found out what it was,” Brinson said. Brinson added that the codes are being used in a handful of towns, cities and counties across the country, although he believes Sanford and Lee County will be the first in North Carolina to use the technology. “Once (other counties) see that we’re using it and how we’re using it, I know they’re going to catch on,” he said.

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A familiar ring: Couple finds ring lost for 57 years By KIM UNDERWOOD The Winston-Salem Journal

YADKINVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For 57 of the more than 60 years that Vonnie and Troy Wood have been married, the engagement ring that Troy Wood bought after an onion sandwich inspired him to propose has been missing. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back, and, when they celebrate their 63rd anniversary on June 28, it will be on her finger. Years ago, the Woods lived in a house off Polo Road in Winston-Salem. They were planting bushes one day when Vonnie Wood noticed that her engagement ring was gone. They searched to no avail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We looked; and we looked; and we looked,â&#x20AC;? Vonnie Wood said. They sold that house, and, in the years since, have lived in a lot of houses. The couple built houses for a living, and, often, they would live for a while in a house that they had built. Along the way, Troy Wood bought his wife a ring with a much bigger diamond. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got ahead a little bit,â&#x20AC;? he said. But it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same. Their oldest daughter, Chandra Young, said that, when she was growing up, her mother would mention, from time to time, how much she missed her original ring.

MORTALITY SCARE Today, Troy Wood is 90, and Vonnie Wood is 83. It has been a trying year for the Woods. In January, they were in Asheville when an aneurism in Vonnie Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aorta ruptured. When she fell to the floor, she thought she was dying. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She squeezed my hand and said, I love you,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Troy

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Troy and Vonnie Wood pose for a portrait in their Yadkinville house. Vonnieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s engagement ring was lost in a house over 50 years ago, and just recently returned. Wood said. Months of hospitalization and rehabilitation followed. Although Vonnie Wood uses a wheelchair these days, it seems like a minor thing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am so fortunate to be here that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even think about it,â&#x20AC;? she said. While all this was going on, she lost the diamond on her new ring. That didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t faze her either.

A MEMORABLE EASTER The Woods have three daughters: Young, who moved back from Atlanta with her husband, Ed, to help after her mother became ill; Marcia Shawler, who lives in Singapore; and Andi Underdal, who lives just down the road. When Shawler came to visit at Easter, she said she thought it would be nice for everyone to go to Easter service at the church they attended when she was growing up -- College Park Baptist on Polo Road. They got there a little early so they decided to drive by the house with the bushes, which was nearby. Standing in the doorway was Fay Walker. She and her husband had bought the house from the Woods,

and Troy got out of the car to say hello. After the Wood family left, Walker started thinking about a ring that she had found when they dug up a bush so that they could add on to a porch.

DID YOU LOSE A RING? At the time, the thought didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cross her mind that the ring might belong to Vonnie Wood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just put it in my jewelry box,â&#x20AC;? Walker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I more or less forgot it. After he left, I thought about that ring.â&#x20AC;? Later, she called the family and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you were living here, did you lose an engagement ring?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was thrilled to death,â&#x20AC;? Vonnie Wood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was the wildest thing ever,â&#x20AC;? Young said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My whole life I have heard the stories about losing that

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NOW ABOUT THAT ONION SANDWICH The Woods met after he came back from serving with Gen. Patton during World War II. He was at his grandmotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house catching up on all the great food he missed while he was gone when his cousin

R.A. Allred told him that he was going to see his girlfriend and that he should come along because she had a friend he might like to meet. Troy Wood said he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t inclined to go because there was a lot of good food right where he was. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kind of dodged him for a while,â&#x20AC;? he said. But his cousin persisted and eventually talked him into it. He was glad he went. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was the girl I was dreaming about when I was in those foxholes for three years,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He just suited me from the very beginning,â&#x20AC;? she said. He invited her out for a sandwich. When they went back over to his grandmotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house to tell his parents that he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be going back home with them, she could see him grab a couple of more things to eat before coming

back out and saying he was ready to go get that sandwich. They dated for two years before he proposed. He says that it took that him that long because he had to take care of a lot of things after his father died. In her version of the story, he was just dragging his feet. She thinks that what finally inspired him to propose was the onion sandwich that she made him one day. He readily acknowledges that he loves onions and that he was definitely feeling a glow from the sandwich at the time. The way they see it, all the time that they have had together since the aneurism is a gift and losing the second diamond and having the original engagement ring show up is a bonus blessing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is like a second honeymoon,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I smile every time I look down at it,â&#x20AC;? she said.

Mrs. Sarah McNeil celebrated her 87th birthday on Sunday, May 23, 2010 with a special surprise dinner by her daughters, catered by Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barn. There were approximately (50) ďŹ fty people in attendance. Those helping her celebrate this special occasion from out of town were her daughter Maurean Simmons, El Paso, Texas; Everett Alston and Mattie Roach from Chicago, Illinois; Robert Fox, Maryland; Janice Whitten, Oakland, California; Barbara White, Fayetteville, NC; and Debra Durham, Fayetteville, NC. We would also like to thank her entire family and each and everyone from Sanford who came out and helped make this a joyous occasion. A special thank you to her Pastor Rev. McAllister and her friend Mrs. Catherine Edwards. Much Love To You Mother, your daughters Mary Brooks (Harold), Maurean, Dewey (Lindell), Patricia (James), Grand Children, Nieces and Nephews.


10A / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald DURHAM


I-40 bomb scare slammed retail By MATTHEW MILLIKEN The Durham Herald-Sun

Sheriff looks at deputy’s shooting

DURHAM — Although the suspicious item spotted by an Interstate 40 motorist Wednesday afternoon was ultimately deemed harmless, it dealt a big blow to business revenues in the Southpoint area. “We literally didn’t see a single person in this building for four hours,” said Nate Buchanan, managing partner of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at The Streets at Southpoint. Normally, his staff serves about 300 people between 4 and 8 p.m. on a Wednesday. One of the restaurant’s cooks was en route from his home in Raleigh just as the bomb scare began. He was due at work just after 4 p.m. but instead arrived around 8:15 p.m. The cook was one of the first drivers stopped when the interstate was closed due to the suspicious object, Buchanan said. The highway was shut down in both directions on both sides of the Fayetteville Road interchange, which serves the mall. Secondary roads all around I-40 in Durham soon became jammed. It made for the second bad Wednesday in a row, Buchanan said. The week before, a power outage kept customers away. Buchanan said that those two days had numbers similar to what a

DURHAM (MCT) — The Durham County Sheriff’s Office is testing two weapons and reviewing its emergency-response procedures after a deputy was accidentally shot in the arm with an M-16 assault rifle during Wednesday’s bomb scare that shut down Interstate 40 for nearly four hours. “We do not know if we have a weapon that malfunctioned or if they inadvertently hit something on a weapon that caused it to go off,” Chief Deputy Mike Andrews said. Andrews said tests are being done on the injured deputy’s M-16 as well as the rifle of the deputy standing near him in the aftermath of the bomb scare. Both men, whom he described as veterans of the sheriff’s Emergency Response Team, were climbing onto the trailer of the bomb squad truck after the device found on I-40 had been ruled harmless. Neither deputy recalls hearing the rifle fire over the noise of the diesel engine of the bomb squad truck, Andrews said. The injured deputy, whose name has not been released, underwent surgery Thursday to put a plate in his left arm to repair a fracture in the biceps area, Andrews said. The deputy is expected to make a full recovery. “He should be back to 100 percent,” Andrews said. Both rifles were tested Thursday at a firing range, Andrews said, but those results have not yet come back. The emergency response team, whose job is to protect the bomb squad, trains monthly and is made up of mostly senior officers, Andrews said. Many of the team members are former military personnel, he said, adding that this is the first time someone on the team has been seriously injured. — The Raleigh News & Observer

major snowstorm might bring. “... The powers that be weren’t wanting us to be busy,” he said. Ashley Dew, an assistant manager at Light Years Jewelry in the mall, said that family and friends started calling store employees Wednesday to let them know about the bomb scare. Workers tried to get additional information about the incident from

the mall security office but came up empty. “I think that the mall — on our behalf, anyway — could have been more communicative,” Dew said. Business plummeted because no one could reach the mall. “We had a few customers, what was left in the mall because they couldn’t get out in the traffic or they decided to wait it out at

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the mall, but definitely not what we would normally have,” Dew said. Dew lives about 15 minutes from the mall — usually. She left around 6 p.m. Wednesday, later than normal, and bypassed her regular route on N.C. 54. But traffic was such that it took her about two hours to get home. Elsewhere in the mall, LaVitaDolce Cafe watched its receipts fall drastically. “We probably saw our sales reduced to about 20 percent,” said Baptist Knaven, the restaurant’s general manager. Usually the cafe does most of its business in the last two hours that the mall is open, from 7 to 9 p.m., he said. “It came at a very very bad moment,” Knaven said of the bomb scare. “Of course, it always comes at a bad moment.” Across the street at Brandywine Cellars, part-owner Joyce Finn said her store took a similar blow to the pocketbook. “It hurt our business so big,” Finn said. “We were having a sparkling [wine] testing, and usually when you open Champagne, other bubblies, we are just slammed. We had five people. It killed us.” One customer who was determined to attend the 6 to 8 p.m. event braved the traffic, Finn said. “For the last mile, she said she sat in traffic for an hour and a half.”

SBI agent in $4M settlement with inmate retires RALEIGH (AP) — A State Bureau of Investigation agent whose handling of a North Carolina murder case led the state to pay a nearly $4 million wrongful conviction settlement has retired. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports SBI Agent Dwight Ransome left his job about a month ago with 28 years of state and local service. Ransome had been taken off investigations and moved into an administrative job less than a year ago after the SBI paid it largest settlement ever — $3.9 million to former North Carolina death row inmate Alan Gell. Gell, 36, spent four years waiting for execution in the 1995 killing of Allen Ray Jenkins of Aulander, a retired truck driver. Ransome decided early in the investigation that Gell was guilty, according to the agent’s own lawyer, and built the case on a pair of drugabusing 15-year-old girls who changed their stories several times. The two pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and testified against Gell; no one else has been prosecuted. The settlement said Ransome ignored 17 witnesses who reported Jenkins was still alive after Gell was sent to jail on unrelated charges and didn’t give prosecutors evidence favorable to Gell.

Tennessee man convicted of golf cart DWI at beach BALD HEAD ISLAND (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor is using the driving while impaired conviction of a golf cart driver to warn people they can be busted for DWI

on any vehicle. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore issued a news release saying 24-year-old William McNabb, of Gray, Tenn., was found guilty Friday of DWI and received a suspended sentence. Authorities say McNabb had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent when he was pulled over while driving the golf cart on Bald Head Island in August 2008. Gore says he wanted to remind people during the Independence Day holiday weekend that they can be arrested for drinking while driving boats, animals, bicycles and even lawn movers.

Construction suspended for most road projects RALEIGH (AP) — Most road construction activity on major North Carolina routes will be suspended for the Fourth of July weekend with the exception of three routes. The state Department of Transportation says construction is suspended until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Both directions of Interstate 40 in Greensboro are reduced to two lanes between mile marker 213 and 214 due to construction of the Bridford Parkway Bridge. In eastern North Carolina, U.S. 17 in Windsor is reduced to one lane on the Cashie River Bridge due to construction and trucks are restricted on the route. Raleigh’s Glenwood Avenue will have closures from Five Points to Wade Avenue to replace concrete. In addition to these projects, the department reminds motorists traveling on westbound I-40 in Haywood County to expect delays over the holiday weekend.


The Sanford Herald / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / 11A

Maine suspect planned to live with child

AMITY, Maine (AP) — A man who police say confessed to killing two men and a boy in Maine was planning to move in with a woman who had a child with one of the men. Twenty-year-old Thayne Ormsby of Orient was arrested Friday in New Hampshire, where he was held on a fugitive from justice charge. Ormsby is charged with fatally stabbing 55-year-old Jeffrey Ryan, his 10-year-old son and a neighbor. An affidavit says Ormsby told police he thought Ryan was dealing drugs. The Bangor Daily News reports Ormsby also told police he planned to move to the home of Tamara Strout and Strout’s 16-year-old daughter with Ryan to help fix up the home.

U.S. ruling out NKorea in cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials have largely ruled out North Korea as the origin of a computer attack last July that took down U.S. and South Korean government websites, according to cybersecurity experts. But authorities are not much closer than they were a year ago to knowing exactly who did it — and why. In the days after the fast-moving, widespread attack, analysis pointed to North Korea as the likely starting point because code used in the attack included Korean language and other indicators. Experts now say there is no conclusive evidence that North Korea, or any other nation, orchestrated it. The crippling strikes, known as “denial of service” attacks, did not compromise security.


Nonprofits fight for survival amid spill BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. (AP) — God only knows what will happen to churches and other nonprofit organizations who say they are struggling for survival because of the Gulf oil spill crisis. Months after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and its well started gushing oil, the British petroleum giant says it has yet to decide how to handle claims filed by religious groups and other charitable organizations that are endangered because people can no longer afford to contribute. Pastor Dan Brown prays BP PLC comes up with a solution quickly: He said he filed a $50,000 claim last month over lost revenues at Anchor Assembly of God. His small, storefront church outlived Hurricane Katrina and is now struggling because of the oil crisis. Shrimpers and oystermen left jobless by the oil spill in this seafood town can barely afford to feed their families and pay their boat loans, much less give money to their church, Brown said. Giving and tithing is down by $12,000 over the last few weeks, he said, and the oil spill will cost another $38,000 in lost revenues over the next year, making up the total of the church’s claim. “You can’t tithe what you don’t have,” said Brown, whose congregation operates a food bank and gives away bread each Sunday to help struggling families. “We’re fighting for our lives just like a business.” So are environmental groups and community service agencies that have either begun feeling a drop in revenues or fear one as the oil crisis drags on. Darryl Willis, head of claims for BP, said Tuesday he was unaware of any claims filed by

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Pastor Dan Brown, of the Anchor Assembly of God in Bayou La Batre, Ala., talks about the claim that his church filed with BP PLC stemming from lost revenue because of the Deepwater Horizon incident. churches or nonprofits, and he doesn’t know how such a case will be handled. More than 42,000 checks totaling $130 million have been written to businesses and individuals, and BP repeatedly has said it would pay any legitimate claim linked to losses caused by the massive oil spill. But Willis said nonprofits are a gray area. “I get the impact, people not working or being on this sort of fixed income during this period,” Willis said during an interview. “(But) I don’t know what the answer is. I would test the system and let us work through that process.” Brown’s church, which draws about 70 people to worship on a good Sunday, might just be that test case. The preacher said his church filed its claim with BP on June 18 and is still waiting on an answer. Mobile Baykeeper, a secular nonprofit that monitors coastal conditions and water quality in Mobile Bay, may soon be in the same line. Casi Callaway, executive director of the organization, said donations

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dent businesses that are suffering because of a sharp drop in visitors. Executive director Rebecca Byrne is apprehensive. The organization, which funds 43 community service agencies, raised $1,038,750 last year but was still short of its $1.1 million goal during the depths of the recession. This year could be even tougher, but Byrne is waiting to seek compensation from BP. “I’ve got to document a loss, and at this point I can’t do it. We knew last year with the economy it was going to be a tough time, and this year is a double whammy,” she said. “I hope I don’t have to file a claim, but I might.” The 110-church Mobile Baptist Association isn’t even thinking about a claim, despite a sharp

decline in revenues both for the organization and its 25 member churches in the coastal regional, according to C. Thomas Wright, executive director of missions. Churches that abide by biblical stewardship principles don’t need help from BP because they often find “miraculous provision” for their needs, he said. There also are more practical problems to seeking compensation from BP, he said. “In an already declining economy, documentation that the current reduction is directly caused by the spill is difficult and time-consuming with no promise of return,” he said. The Coastal Mississippi Healthcare Fund Inc., which funds indigent care and helps employees of the Singing River Hospital System in Gautier, Miss., isn’t losing money so far — the oil has barely touched Mississippi in comparison to Alabama and Louisiana. Spokesman Richard Lucas said there’s no way to say if it might file a claim if the worst happens, partly because of confusion over the claims process itself. “There is just so much uncertainty over all of this,” he said. Willis, the BP claims chief, said organizations that need help shouldn’t hesitate to ask for it by submitting a claim, even if the outcome is uncertain. “I would say to the person or the organization, file one,” Willis said.


12A / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald MISSOURI


Forget grade levels: Kansas City schools trying something new

New U.S. satellite to monitor debris in Earth orbit

DENVER (AP) — A new U.S. Air Force satellite will provide the first full-time, space-based surveillance of hundreds of satellites and thousands of pieces of debris that could crash into American and allied assets circling the Earth. If all goes as planned, the Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite, scheduled for a July 8 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., will have an unobstructed, around-the-clock view of the increasingly heavy traffic in Earth orbit — something the Air Force doesn’t have now. Currently, the Air Force relies on a ground-based network of radar and optical telescopes around the globe to monitor about 1,000 active satellites and 20,000 pieces of debris. The telescopes can be used only on clear nights, and not all radar stations are powerful enough to detect satellites in deep space orbit, about 22,000 miles from Earth. From its orbit about 390 miles above the Earth, the new satellite will have a clear view of deep space, unaffected by daylight or weather.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Forget about students spending one year in each grade, with the entire class learning the same skills at the same time. Districts from Alaska to Maine are taking a different route. Instead of simply moving kids from one grade to the next as they get older, schools are grouping students by ability. Once they master a subject, they move up a level. This practice has been around for decades, but was generally used on a smaller scale, in individual grades, subjects or schools. Now, in the latest effort to transform the bedraggled Kansas City, Mo. schools, the district is about to become what reform experts say is the largest one to try the approach. Starting this fall officials will begin switching 17,000 students to the new system to turnaround trailing schools and increase abysmal tests scores. “The current system of public education in this country is not working” said Superintendent John Covington. “It’s an outdated, industrial, agrarian kind of model that lends itself to still allow-

Remains of 7 WWII servicemen are identified

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — U.S. military authorities have identified the remains of seven servicemen missing in action since their cargo plane went down in Burma during World War II. The men were aboard a C-47A Skytrain that left India on May 23, 1944, to resupply Allied forces near Myitkyina, Burma, but never returned. In 2002, a missionary found a data plate from a crash site about 31 miles northwest of Myitkyina. A military team excavated the site. Aboard the plane were Air Force Tech. Sgt. Clarence Frantz of Tyrone, Pa.; Capt. Joseph M. Olbinski of Chicago; 1st Lt. Joseph J. Auld of Floral Park, N.Y.; 1st Lt. Robert M. Anderson of Millen, Ga.; Pfc. Richard M. Dawson of Haynesville, Va.; Pvt. Robert L. Crane of Sacramento, Calif.; and Pvt. Fred G. Fagan of Piedmont, Ala. They will be buried with full military honors July 15 at Arlington National Cemetery.

Suspect in slayings of 2 Fla. officers surrenders

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A convicted felon accused of killing two Tampa police officers during a traffic stop surrendered after detectives spent more than a day negotiating with an associate of the man, police said Saturday. Dontae Rashawn Morris, 24, turned himself in at a police station about 10:30 p.m. Friday, police said. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab early Tuesday. “Honestly I can never remember a point in my life where I felt more relieved,” said Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor. Police said Morris also was suspected in two other slayings, and by early Saturday he faced a third murder charge in the May 18 shooting death of a man killed outside his family’s Tampa apartment. A statement from Tampa police Public Information Officer Laura McElroy said ballistic tests indicate the same gun was used in the officers’ killings this week. Morris was denied bail at his first court appearance Saturday. Assistant Public Defender Charles Traina said his office has a conflict of interest in representing Morris because it represents Cortnee Brantley, who also faces charges in the case. Another attorney will be appointed for Morris.

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Alex Rodriguez, 11, reads a book at his home in Denver. Forget about students spending one year in each grade, with the entire class learning the same skills at the same time. ing students to progress through school based on the amount of time they sit in a chair rather than whether or not they have truly mastered the competencies and skills.” Here’s how the reform works: Students — often of varying ages — work at their own pace, meeting with teachers to decide what part of the curriculum to tackle. Teachers still instruct students as a group if it’s needed, but often students are working individually or in small groups on projects that are tailored to their skill level. For instance, in a classroom learning about

currency, one group could draw pictures of pennies and nickels. A student who has mastered that skill might use pretend money to practice making change. Students who progress quickly can finish high school material early and move forward with college coursework. Alternatively, in some districts, high-schoolers who need extra time can stick around for another year. Advocates say the approach cuts down on discipline problems because advanced students aren’t bored and struggling students aren’t frustrated. But backers acknowledge implementation is

tricky, and the change is so drastic it can take time to explain to parents, teachers and students. If the community isn’t sold on the effort, it will bomb, said Richard DeLorenzo, co-founder of the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition, which coaches schools on implementing the reform. Kansas City officials hope the new system will help the district that’s been beset with failure. A $2 billion desegregation case failed to boost test scores or stem the exodus of students to the suburbs and private and charter schools. The district has lost half its students and will close about 40 percent of its schools by the fall to avoid bankruptcy. Covington wants to start the system in five elementary schools in hopes of spreading it through the upper grades once the bugs are worked out. “This system precludes us from labeling children failures,” Covington said. “It’s not that you’ve failed, it’s just that at this point you haven’t mastered the competencies yet and when you do, you will move to the next level.”

As it plans for the change, Kansas City teachers and administrators have visited and sought advice from a Denver area school district that uses the reform. Adams County School District 50 has about 10,000 students this past school year its elementary and middle students made the shift. The reform will be phased into the high schools starting in the fall. Count 11-year-old Alex Rodriguez as a convert to the new approach. He used to get bored after plowing through his assignments. He had to bring books from home or the library if he wanted a challenge because the ones at his old school were one or two grade levels too easy. “I liked school,” he said. “But it was hard sitting there and doing nothing.” His parents transferred the high achiever and his three younger siblings to the Denver area district after learning it was trying something new. His father, Richard Rodriguez, has been thrilled with the turnaround. “I wish school was like this when I was growing up,” he said.

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Tribe revels in ‘Twilight’ spotlight

SEATTLE (AP) — The leader of the Quileute Nation in northwest Washington first began hearing her tribe had a role in the popular “Twilight Saga” from fans clamoring to know more about the place where a vampire tale of teenage love unfolds. Some fans sent emails. The most dedicated among them made trips to the remote reservation that is home to the series’ heartthrob werewolf Jacob Black. “The interest in our tribe was a surprise, a good surprise,” tribal Chairwoman Anna Rose Counsell-Geyer said. “I thought to myself, people are going to actually get to know the Quileute and we are going to be recognized as a people. The real Quileute.” That was a couple of years ago. With “Eclipse,” the series’ third movie in theaters now, the 750-member Quileute Nation is reveling in the “Twilight” spotlight, attempting to capitalize on the blockbuster’s massive financial pull and welcoming new interest in the tribe’s culture. At their Oceanside Resort, the tribe is opening a cabin decorated in a wolf theme, a shout out to Jacob and the Quileute’s own origin story, which

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Vincent Penn, left, a member of the Quileute tribe, joins members of the Sto:lo Nation and the Makah tribes in a healing circle in the Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, Wash. begins with a transformation from wolves to people. At a Quileute store in the reservation town of La Push, handmade beanie hats with “Jacob” stitched on them sell for nearly $35. There’s also a “Jacob’s Java” espresso stand. “This is historical. This is going to be imprinted on people’s lives for generations to come,” Counsell-Geyer said. Central to the “Twilight Saga” is a love triangle among human teenager Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattison) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner). The Quileute’s homeland — the place where they have lived and hunted for centuries — serves as the back-

drop to author Stephenie Meyer’s saga, with the stunning imagery of rocks and cliffs rising along the Pacific Ocean. Four hours west of Seattle, the Quileute reservation is on the far and remote side of the rain-soaked Olympic Peninsula. The reservation’s boundaries are confined within a square mile. In the movies and books, the tribe’s folklore is meshed into the role of the Wolf Pack, a group of young Quileute men who shapeshift into wolves. Jacob and other Wolf Pack members guard the reservation from vampires. For Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne and Arapaho filmmaker, the key aspect of the Twilight series is that it shows Native Ameri-

cans in a contemporary light. Eyre directed the wellreceived 1998 film “Smoke Signals,” which focused on a coming of age story of two teenagers living on the Coeur D’Alene Indian Reservation in Idaho. Like “Smoke Signals,” the “Twilight Saga” marks a departure from Hollywood’s long tradition of portraying Native Americans as a people from the past. In the saga’s second chapter, “New Moon,” Jacob talks about going to school on the reservation and rides motorcycles. In “Eclipse,” Jacob’s friends emerge from a small house in their opening scene shirtless and wearing shorts — a now-signature look for the Wolf Pack. They laugh and tease Jacob about his crush on Bella. “I think as long as the werewolves aren’t wearing loincloths, it is a good step forward,” Eyre said from Los Angeles, where he is finishing an episode of the NBC show “Friday Night Lights.” “It’s so important to have Native people in contemporary roles ... that’s where I think we’re lacking. We want to see Native people in 2010. I think we’re tired of seeing Native people in 1860,” he said.

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Paris Hilton’s companion ordered to leave S. Africa PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — The former Playboy playmate convicted of possessing marijuana while accompanying Paris Hilton to a World Cup game is persona non grata in South Africa. Ronnie Mamoepa, a spokesman for the immigration Hilton department, said Saturday that Jennifer Rovero had two weeks to leave the country, and would not be welcome back for at least two years. “We are saying she must go,” Mamoepa told The Associated Press. “The person is found in illegal possession of an illegal substance, convicted by a duly constituted court of law. So, we have to act.” Hilton had been arrested with Rovero after Friday’s Brazil-Netherlands match in Port Elizabeth on suspicion of possession of marijuana, then had the case dropped at a midnight court hearing. Rovero, a former Playboy playmate of the month, “acknowledged to be in possession of cannabis, and pleaded guilty,” said Brig. Sally De Beer, a spokeswoman for South African police. Rovero, a 31-year-old New Yorker, was sentenced to a fine of 1,000 rand ($130) or 30 days imprisonment, De Beer said. Hilton wrote on Twitter later: “Hey guys, there’s a

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lot of crazy rumors going around. Just want you all to know the truth. Everything is completely fine. I was not charged or arrested, cause I didn’t do anything.” “Everyone was super nice and friendly to me,” Hilton wrote. “I love South Africa! Such an amazing place, especially during The World Cup! Hope that clears everything up.” Hilton pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. After spending about 23 days in jail, Hilton told U.S. television host Larry King that the experience caused her to re-evaluate the role partying played in her life. She said she wanted “to help raise money for kids and for breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.”

Japan shows ’The Cove’ after delay from protests TOKYO (AP) — “The Cove,” an Oscar-winning film about a Japanese dolphin-hunting village, opened Saturday around Japan after protests by angry nationalists pressured theaters to cancel earlier showings. Some of the six small cinemas sold out their initial shows and others were mostly empty. Another 18 are due to begin screening the film at later dates. At Image Forum, an art theater in Tokyo, about 30 protesters waved Japanese flags and blasted slogans against the film. Police stopped shoving matches between the protesters and a handful of supporters of the showing. Viewers were undeterred, and the first two showings at the theater were sold out. “I didn’t know about dolphin hunting. Whether it’s TV or movies, Japanese have a right to know these things,” Tomokazu Toshinai, 32, said as he entered the theater. Last month, three other theaters canceled planned screenings of the film after noisy protests and a telephone campaign against the movie. Nationalist groups say the U.S.-produced film is anti-Japanese, distorts the truth, and has deep connections with a militant anti-whaling organization. The issue erupted into a broad debate on freedom of speech. Major newspapers condemned the cancellations in editorials, and prominent film makers, journalists and lawyers urged the theaters not to back down. Some cinemas are trying to show both sides. A theater in the central city of Nagoya plans to screen “The Cove” along with “Whalers and the Sea,” a 1998 documentary that presents a favorable view of Japanese whaling.

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14A / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald FIVE-DAY FORECAST FOR SANFORD TODAY







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Raleigh 91/65 Greenville Cape Hatteras 87/66 84/72 Sanford 92/65

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U.S. EXTREMES High: 116° in Gila Bend, Ariz. Low: 32° in Truckee, Calif.

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Wilmington 85/69

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Sororitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; antics spur school alcohol efforts By LISA CORNWELL Associated Press Writer

OXFORD, Ohio â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sorority spring formals call up visions of young women in colorful dresses dancing the night away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not vomiting on tables, urinating in sinks or having sex in closets. The drunken shenanigans of three sororities at Miami University in southwest Ohio sound like something out of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animal Houseâ&#x20AC;? and were especially startling for a school that frequently makes the top 50 in a U.S News & World Report academic ranking but never makes lists of big-time party schools. The school suspended two of the sororities and put the third on probation. A task force is reviewing discipline and education policies on student behavior and alcohol, and the campus group governing sororities says it will begin teaching new members to speak out when they witness bad behavior. There is little evidence excessive alcohol consumption is any worse at Miami than other colleges, but students are worried the antics will damage the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embarrassing,â&#x20AC;? said Christina Zielke, 21, a senior from Cleveland, who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t belong to a sorority. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This kind of

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Miami University students Hailey Buffington, left, and Rachael Fraleigh are interviewed off campus in downtown Oxford, Ohio. Both students are members of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. thing gives a bad name not just to the Greek system but to the university and students like me who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the system.â&#x20AC;? Students also are worried the debauchery could even devalue a Miami diploma, said Heath Ingram, student government president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re angry about the actions of a few damaging Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation and the effect that might have on getting into the best graduate programs and job opportunities,â&#x20AC;? he said. The three sororitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spring formals took place over the span of about a

month. On March 26, Alpha Xi Delta sisters and their dates vomited, dropped drinks on the dance floor and tried to steal booze at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, center officials reported. One male even tried to urinate on the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Slave Pen, a slave-holding pen reclaimed from a Kentucky farm, the officials said. Two weeks later at the Pi Beta Phi formal, staff at Lake Lyndsay Lodge in nearby Hamilton found a couple having sex in a closet and two girls â&#x20AC;&#x153;repeatedly trying to

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urinate into the sinks on the bathroom counter,â&#x20AC;? the lodge said in a complaint letter to the school. It complained of students vomiting, flipping over an appetizer table and of being so drunk they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t walk. On April 23, about 30 students on the way home from a Zeta Tau Alpha formal trashed a bus and harassed and shouted obscenities at the driver, who tossed them off, the transportation company said. The company had to send another bus. Miami suspended Alpha Xi Delta and Pi Beta Phi and put Zeta Tau Alpha

on probation. Zeta Tau Alphaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miami chapter president, Meghan Hughes, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that â&#x20AC;&#x153;while a small percentage of our members behaved inappropriately, we all take responsibility.â&#x20AC;? Other members or officers of the local chapters did not respond to requests for comment. National leaders of the sororities supported the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discipline and put their chapters on probation, though some noted that members told them some of the claims were exaggerated. About one-third of Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16,000 students belong to one of its more than 50 Greek groups. Larissa Spreng, president of the Miami Panhellenic Association governing campus sororities, said students in fraternities and sororities are disappointed in behavior she says doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t represent the Greek community. She called it â&#x20AC;&#x153;an atypical Miami semester.â&#x20AC;? The association requires new members to take a program on managing alcohol and other risks. Next year, for the first time, it will focus on the need for bystanders to speak out when witnessing bad behavior, Spreng said. A new task force of Greek and non-Greek stu-

dents, staff and studentgroup advisers is meeting this summer to review and recommend changes in discipline and education policies on student behavior and alcohol, said student affairs Vice President Barbara Jones. The school already requires freshmen to complete an online alcoholeducation program. Miami, which has had to discipline other Greek groups over alcohol, last year invited a national Greek coalition to assess its Greek organizations and programs. The school is implementing the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations to improve Greek values, including more alumni and faculty involvement. Some educators and researchers suggest binge drinking among college students has increased over the past decade â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that women are catching up to men in terms of the percentage who binge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but statistics from major national studies indicate very little change. Schools are seeing increases in both the number and severity of alcohol-related incidents, not just among sororities and fraternities, said W. Scott Lewis, president of the Association for Student Conduct Administration.


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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race, the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona, did not finish by presstime on Saturday night.



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The ‘real’ free agent summit


eBron James walks into the room, looking sporty in a black suit and winecolored tie. The Nike swoosh is evident on his lapel. He stands at the head of the table and greets his guests. This is the real free agent summit. LeBron: “I want to thank each of you for coming. I understand that this is a day a lot of us have been waiting for, and while I know each of you were hoping to sit down with me one-on-one, I just figured it’d be easier if we were all in the same room together. Maybe we can get this done a lot faster that way.” LeBron surveys the room for a reaction. Men in expensive Italian suits nod their heads and nervously look around at each other. LeBron: “So, where should we start?” More nervous movements by some of the wealthiest men in the world. A couple of them begin to stammer or move to the edge of their seats. One of them stands. James Dolan, New York Knicks owner: “LeBron, what’s happening, my man? I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we are so happy to be here. You are the prize cat that we’ve all been waiting for.” LeBron: “Um, thanks, Mr. Dolan.” Dolan: “Call me Jimmy, King.” Miami Heat President Pat Riley: “Look, LeBron, let’s get down to brass tacks.” James motions to one of his advisors. The older one, who’s 28. “Brass tacks?” LeBron asks quietly. “I think it’s some old dude phrase,” the advisor whispers. Riley: “Listen, we all know why we’re here. We want you to play for our team. But let me make this abundantly clear — nobody else can offer you what Miami can.” LeBron: “Three max free agents? Me, Wade and Bosh?” Riley, coolly: “South Beach in winter.” LeBron: “Good call, Riles. Gotta be careful, though. Remember Tiger?” L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling: “LeBron, come to Cali. We’re a team on the rise. Compete head-to-head with Kobe. Whaddya think?” LeBron: “No offense, Mr. Sterling, but I’d like to keep my knees in one piece, thank you. And, um, why aren’t you wearing a suit?”

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Rob Montague and his truck Red Rooster jump the mud pits during the mud truck races at Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex in Sanford on Saturday afternoon.

Family fun racing in the mud By RYAN SARDA

SANFORD — There’s a little bit of something for everybody at the Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex. The fun competition, nonstop entertainment and family friendly environment have made the Trackside rapidly growing sport of mud racing fairly popular Next Races: right here in Sanford. Aug. 7 The complex, located Sept. 4 on Lower Moncure Road, Oct. 2 Nov. 6 has been in existence since 2006 and averages roughly Online: 1,000 people in attendance per race. Races take place at the complex on the first Saturday of each month. “We’re all a big family out here,” said Ricky Messer, a second-generation driver who started racing more than 25 years ago. “It really is a family sport. My son races, my daughter also races. It’s good for us to do something together as a family and that’s what it’s really all about. We

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Windel Skipper takes his truck Devil’s Reject through the mud pits at Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex in Sanford on Saturday afternoon.


Cavs, Bulls make pitches to LeBron By TOM WITHERS Basketball fans Jim Stafford and his son Dylan, 6, of Gates Mills, Ohio, bide their time as they wait for free agent basketball player LeBronJames to arrive at IMG headquarters, Saturday for negotiating sessions with the Cleveland Cavaliers and later in the day with the Chicago Bulls. AP photo

AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND — After three days being romanced by six NBA teams, a few billionaires, coaches, executives, hip hop’s biggest star, and fixating the sports world on his every move, LeBron James got behind the wheel of his customized car and drove home. Only he knows where he’s going next. James concluded his personal free-agent summit on Saturday by hearing presentations from the Cleveland Cavaliers, whose pitch focused

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on his familiarity with their franchise and tickled his sense of humor, and the Chicago Bulls, the last team and the one believed to have the best chance of stealing him from Ohio. The meetings are over. The guessing game has begun. The ball is in James’ court. The Cavs came away from their 90-minute sit down with a renewed confidence that James will re-sign with them.

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2B / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald UPCOMING

BASKETBALL Youth hoops camp scheduled SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Basketball Fundamentals will be coached at a youth camp by Larry Goins at the Stevens Center from 6-8 p.m. from July 26-29. The camp is for 6-to-16year-olds of all abilities. It will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and layups. Registration is $20. For more information, call (919) 776-4048 or visit

FOOTBALL Yellow Jackets minicamp set SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Lee County Yellow Jackets football minicamp will run from 6-8 p.m. from July 12-14. The camp is free and is open to all players interested in playing for the Yellow Jackets this season. The camp is designed for all rising 9th12th-graders (varsity and junior varsity players). The locker room will be open each day at 5:15 p.m.

BASKETBALL Upward Mini Camp set SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D;The Upward Mini Basketball Camp will be held from July 14-15 at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. For grades 1-3, the camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon. For grades 4-6, the camp will operate from 6-9 p.m. The cost for the camp is $15, which includes a T-shirt. For more information, call (919) 776-6137 or download a registration form at

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; While Roger Federer is at the start of a two-week vacation he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eager to begin, Rafael Nadal will be hard at work Sunday, facing a new sort of challenge in the Wimbledon final. For the first time since 2002, the last round at the All England Club wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t include six-time champion Federer. Instead, Nadal will take on the player who eliminated Federer in the quarterfinals, first-time Grand Slam finalist Tomas Berdych. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be hard-pressed to equal the drama of the past three Wimbledon finals. Federer beat Nadal in 2007, Nadal beat Federer in 2008, and Federer beat Andy Roddick last year. All three matches were decided in the fifth set, including last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16-14 thriller. But Nadalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wimbledon comeback and Berdychâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AP photo Grand Slam breakthrough offer compelling story lines. Defending champion Serena Williams reacts as she defeats Vera Zonareva to win the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s singles final on the Nadal missed last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Saturday. tournament with tendinitis in both knees, then endured a prolonged slump. The Rafa of old resurfaced this spring, and he capped an undefeated clay-court season with his fifth French Open title. added to the Wimbledon titles she tossed her racket away, bent backWIMBLEDON, England (AP) Since mid-April, Nadal has won in 2002, 2003 and 2009. However, ward, looked to the sky, shook her fists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For the ninth time in 11 years, the gone 30-1 and regained the and screamed. She looked over at her this was the first time she defeated name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Williamsâ&#x20AC;? was etched on the No. 1 ranking. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one victory family and friends in the guest box green board inside the All England someone other than Venus in the from his eighth major title. and flashed her fingers to indicate Club that lists the champions of the final. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win a tournament for Venus, who beat Serena in 2008, No. 13. worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous tennis tourna11 months,â&#x20AC;? the Spaniard said. was upset in the quarterfinals this â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I hope I get the numment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have tough moweek, preventing a fifth all-sister final. ber right,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know me, I Serena Williams pointed gleefully ments and you are another time tend to forget.â&#x20AC;? as her name was unveiled Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just glad that I was able to in the top, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more special.â&#x20AC;? Williams served nine aces, broke next to the year 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; her fourth win, especially (after) Venus lost,â&#x20AC;? SerThe 6-foot-5 Berdychâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ena said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really wanted a Williams three times and never faced a break title at Wimbledon and 13th Grand fortunes are on the rise, too. point in nine service games. She sister to go ahead and win it. Eleven Slam championship. He has displayed flashes of finished the tournament without She counted the names: Serena, years consistent is really cool.â&#x20AC;? brilliance since the age of 18, Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something the sisters wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dropping a set. four times; sister Venus, five. when he upset Federer in the Williams, who has won five of the Serena extended the family domibe able to ignore back home in 2004 Olympics. Florida. last eight major tournaments, moved nance by overpowering 21st-seeded Now 24, he has achieved ahead of Billie Jean King into sole pos- milestones twice in the past â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now everywhere we look thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Russian Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-2 in a one-sided final that lasted just 67 another Wimbledon trophy,â&#x20AC;? Williams session of sixth place on the all-time month, reaching a major said. Then she rolled her eyes and list of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grand Slam champiminutes and showed why Williams is semifinal for the first time at ons with 13, the most of any active considered one of the greatest players added with a smile, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not another one the French Open and advancwoman player. Williams also has five of all time. of those again.â&#x20AC;? ing even further at Wimbledon. After converting an overhead Australian Open titles, three U.S. Open Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-1 this year against topWilliams, who improved her smash to finish the match, Williams wins and one at the French Open. record to 13-3 in Grand Slam finals, five players.

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Meeting with Amare, and maybe a deal, next for NY

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The New York Knicks are readying their pitch for Amare Stoudemire, while still believing they have a shot at some other big names. The Knicks were back in New York on Saturday after spending the previous two days in the Midwest courting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Next up is a holiday weekend meeting with Stoudemire, who appears to be the most likely top free agent to land in star-starved New York. Stoudemire wrote on his Twitter page late Saturday afternoon that he had â&#x20AC;&#x153;just touched down in NY, going to a Broadway Show tonight.â&#x20AC;? The Knicks might like him to bring his act to New York for good. On his way out of Phoenix after the Suns agreed to deals with Hakim Warrick and Channing Frye, Stoudemire has â&#x20AC;&#x153;a structure of an offer on the tableâ&#x20AC;? from the Knicks, agent Happy Walters said Friday. He said the All-Star forward was still talking to other teams, and wherever he signed would be for the maximum allowed: five years and about $100 million. The Knicks may have other options as well. As of Saturday, they had not been told they were out of the running for any players theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d spoken to. They met with Joe Johnson and Mike Miller in California soon after free agency opened on Thursday, then went to Cleveland later that day to visit James. On Friday, they sat down separately with Wade and Bosh, who both were complimentary of the Knicksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pitch. Their reactions contrasted with reports that James wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t impressed with New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentation, which team president Donnie Walsh dismissed Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not how the presentation felt to me when I was in it,â&#x20AC;? Walsh told reporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one connected with his camp said that.â&#x20AC;?

Hornets president: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No questionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paul will be here

WESTWEGO, La. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hornets president Hugh Weber says there is â&#x20AC;&#x153;no questionâ&#x20AC;? Chris Paul will still be with New Orleans when next season begins. Weber and Paul participated in a community relations event at the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training headquarters on Saturday to promote reading. While hosting his CP3 Foundation golf outing a

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NBA BRIEFS Wade plans to decide next week CHICAGO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dwyane Wade hopes a decision on his future will come next week, and said Saturday his new contract will be about more than just where he plays basketball the next few years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a decision to make, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a weekend to think about it,â&#x20AC;? Wade told Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NBC-Channel 5 outside a downtown hotel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, at the beginning of next week sometime, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll make that decision.â&#x20AC;? The Chicago native is one of the top prizes in a star-studded, freeagent market that includes LeBron James and Chris Bosh. He met twice with the Bulls this week, had sessions with the New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets, and also was contacted by Miami. All have enough salarycap space to land two top-tier free agents, with the Heat possibly in position to bring in two stars to go with Wade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that the organizations Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been brought in to meet with are all good organizations,â&#x20AC;? Wade, who led the Heat to the championship in 2006, told the TV station. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And all can add something to my life, and not just basketball-wise. I understand that if myself and another guy, and we have some good players around, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be good. To me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about what makes 40 years of my life and not just about the next 10.â&#x20AC;? Wade acknowledged the idea of playing for his hometown team intrigues him, saying he loves Chicago and that he had â&#x20AC;&#x153;very interestingâ&#x20AC;? meetings with the Bulls. With one of the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top young point guards in Derrick Rose and back-to-back playoff appearances, they would figure to be championship contenders if they added one or two of the top free agents.

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Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miroslav Klose, left, walks past Argentinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lionel Messi as he celebrates after scoring his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Argentina and Germany at the Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday.

Argentina is no match for Germany CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; No trash talking needed. Germany was just too good for Argentina. Miroslav Klose scored twice to move into a tie for second on the all-time World Cup scoring list, and Thomas Mueller and Arne Friedrich added goals to give Germany a resounding 4-0 victory in the World Cup quarterfinals. As flashbulbs popped, the Germans hugged and high-fived each other before walking around the edge of the field, saluting their fans. Injured captain Michael Ballack came down to the field, watching from the bench as his teammates celebrated. Argentina coach Diego Maradona took a slow walk to midfield, hands jammed in his pockets,

while several of his players broke down in tears. It was a surprisingly meek end for the Argentines, whose dominant run had given fans hope this might be a team capable of reaching the final for the first time since 1990, when Maradona led them on the field.

World Cup: Villa gives Spain 1-0 win over Paraguay JOHANNESBURG (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Spain found just enough of the beautiful game â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and a touch of good luck â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to advance to the World Cup semifinals, beating Paraguay 1-0 on Saturday night. David Villa took the tournament scoring lead with his fifth goal, which banked in off both posts in the 83th minute. The

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Rose builds big lead at AT&T

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose asked himself some tough, honest questions last week after he blew a three-shot lead in the final round. He hopes to find the right answers in the AT&T National. With some big par saves in the middle of his round and one last birdie toward the end, Rose shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to build a four-shot lead over Carl Pettersson (65) and Charlie Wi (70) going into the final round at tough Aronimink Golf Club. That’s one shot more than the lead he blew last week in the Travelers Championship, a bad day that Rose is determined not to turn into a bad memory. “If you’re sitting at the top of the leaderboard, it seems like it’s yours to lose,” Rose said. “That’s why a golf tournament is 72 holes. The lead really doesn’t mean much until you close it out. I just know that tomorrow I have a great opportunity again, but I’m more excited about the opportunity of putting into play the lessons I’ve learned in Hartford than actually going out and winning the golf tournament.” Tiger Woods only gets

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Justin Rose, of England, hits out of a bunker on the 16th hole during the third round of the AT&T National golf tournament at the Aronimink Golf Club on Saturday in Newtown Square, Pa. into contention in the majors these days. In his final tournament before the British Open, he again is out of the mix on Sunday. Woods recovered from an atrocious start with an even-par 70, putting him 13 shots behind. This will be his seventh tournament without a victory on the PGA Tour, his longest drought since he went 16 straight tourna-

ments in 2004 when he was going through a swing change. The only good news for the tournament is that the massive crowd that followed him around in the morning did not leave Aronimink. They still were treated to some good golf. It was the sixth time in his last eight rounds that Rose was atop the leaderboard. Now he gets to try

something new. Despite his great run over the last month, Rose has never won a PGA Tour event when leading after 54 holes. The test figures to come as much from Aronimink as the players behind him. “It’s tougher to go low around here,” said Rose, one of only two players to have broken par all three rounds. “It’s easier to go higher. It’s an interesting test. But it suits good golf. It’s tough to find the birdies. I’ve just got to keep playing solid.” Rose was at 10-under 200, the only player to reach double digits under par this week on one of the toughest PGA Tour tracks this year. Wi was one shot behind until taking four shots from just inside 25 feet on the 14th, the last three putts from 6 feet. “This is course is not like last week where you have to make tons of birdies,” Wi said. “You could be 1 or 2 over, or you could be 2 or 3 under. That changes the momentum, so we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. I know 1 or 2 under sounds really easy, but this golf course is definitely not easy.”

Armstrong 4th after Tour prologue

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the prologue of the Tour de France on Saturday, with seven-time winner Lance Armstrong finishing fourth. Cancellara clocked 10

minutes even for the individual time trial along 5.5 miles of rain-dampened roads in Rotterdam. “That was a great opening for me and the team,” said Cancellara, referring to his Danish squad Saxo Bank. “It’s an

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amazing day. I’m really happy.” Tony Martin of Germany, who had led for most of the day, was 10 seconds back in second. David Millar of Britain was third, 20 seconds off the pace and Armstrong was 22 seconds back. Perhaps most impressively, the American edged out rival Alberto Contador — the defending Tour champion and top pre-race favorite — by five seconds. Riders set off one by one down the starter’s ramp for the race against the clock. Contador went last — right after Cancel-

lara and Armstrong. They took a looping course over and back across the Meuse River that cuts through Europe’s largest port town, scaling three bridges including the distinctive Erasmus suspension bridge. Persistent rain left the roads shiny and wet, and bikes spit it back as they cut through the water. Large crowds braved the wet weather under colorful ponchos along the route. Martin had come saying a prologue victory was a “big goal,” and his strategy had been to push hard from despite the rain.

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all camp and grill out together and we all have such a good time.” Participants in the truck racing part of mud racing consist of children as young as 8 years old, teenagers and adults. The complex also has two events geared for children in go-karts and power wheels. Kids between the ages of 3 and 7 participate in the power wheel competition. The go-karts are for kids a little bit older who have more experience racing. “Our goal is to keep everything family-oriented,” said Deborah Jones, who owns the track with her husband Darryl. “All of the kids get a prize and a trophy after every race. We want them all to go home with something. That’s what we strive for.” The track is designed to run two classes simultaneously and consists of two side-by-side Mud and Hole pits. One side of the track is 200 feet, which is designed for the smaller stock type trucks. The other side of the track is 250 feet and is for the larger modified mud trucks. Each pit on the track has two 5-foot mud hills and three mud holes, with one of the holes being 4 feet deep. The objective of each race is for the driver to complete the track the shortest amount of time, which helps them accumulate the most points in a NASCAR-style point system. “It’s a great, great track,” said Messer, who named his truck Old Flame. “Darryl and Deborah do a phenomenal job taking care of it. They’re kind of like the people that change your oil in your car. They know what they’re doing. The track is always in perfect shape every time. They do a real good job.” The smaller pit consists of a mud hole that starts at 12 inches. After a steep 5-foot climb up the first mud hill, there’s immediately another mud hole that is 24 inches deep. After that hole, momentum becomes a huge factor as the drivers have to climb another mud hill before descending into a hole that’s 36 inches deep. Of course, safety is always a big concern, especially with young children involved. Deborah and Darryl do everything in their power to make sure their track is as safe as possible before each race. Each driver goes through a safety inspection prior to every race to ensure that the trucks are approved for racing. “We do everything we can to make it all completely safe for our drivers,” said Deborah Jones. “If it wasn’t safe, we wouldn’t do it. A lot of people like it being safe, but there are also some that don’t. We do everything we can to ensure that everyone is safe.” The Messers participate in three of the eight available classes at the track. The veteran driver races in Class-3 Modified and the Class-4, which contains super modified trucks. His 17-year-old son, Jonathan, drives in Class-6 Unlimited. In the Unlimited class,

drivers are allowed to use nitrous and jet or helicopter engines. Race teams also tend to put up to $100,000 into custom buildup of their trucks. Another driver, Jeff Ayscue, drives the Ayscues. com 4-cylinder Toyota truck has been mud racing for 10 years now. In 2009, Ayscue won the points championship in the 4- and 6-cylinder class. Ayscue, a native of Smithfield, actually got into mud racing while watching races as a kid. “Just watching the sport made me really get into it,” said Ayscue. “One day, I decided that I wanted to put my truck out there and see what it could do and if I’d be good at it. I really enjoyed being out there and didn’t do too badly in my early years, so I decided to keep doing it.” Ayscue’s 5-year-old daughter, Kaylee, is also a Power Wheel driver. “She really looks forward to it,” said Ayscue, who is second in Class 5 with a total of nine points on the season. “It really gets the kids involved and into the sport at a young age. The entire family comes out here to watch some good racing and hang out with other drivers and their families.” Another young person actively involved in the sport is 8-year-old Makayla Galyean, who races for Sweet and Sassy Racing. Galyean, who is the niece of Darryl Jones and competes against adults, currently ranks third in points amongst all the drivers in the 1B Class at the Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex. Drivers such as Messer, Ayscue, Ethan Brantley and John Stephens will be competing in the upcoming Mud Racers Association Hill ‘N Hole Nationals on Saturday, July 10, in Kansas. “I’m excited about going to Kansas and going after a national championship,” said Ricky Messer. “We’ve never been to Kansas before. This sport is growing nationally and I’m glad I get to be a part of it.” On Saturday afternoon, the complex held its only race of the month. After the various races that went on throughout the day, Lee County Mud Motorsports Complex blasted fireworks to honor the 4th of July. On Friday night, the track also held its first grudge-pull of the season, which lasts from March through November. A grudge pull consists of two street legal trucks hooked back-to-back by cables in an old fashioned game of tug-of-war. Following the grudgepull, the complex had other family-oriented activities like karaoke and a dunking booth, which brings it back to the family-friendly atmosphere. That’s the very reason why Darryl and Deborah Jones created the track in the first place. “It’s like a little community at each event,” said Ayscue. “We’re all like a big family. All the drivers are pretty close. We all hang out before and after races and talk about the race and also talk a little smack to each other. It’s always good to be in the presence of your family and friends.”

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday’s Games Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 1, 11 innings Oakland 3, Cleveland 0 Detroit 7, Seattle 1 Boston 3, Baltimore 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 3 Minnesota 2, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 1, 10 innings Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 11, Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 8, Minnesota 6 Oakland at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Oakland (Mazzaro 3-2) at Cleveland (Carmona 7-6), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (Cl.Lee 7-3) at Detroit (Bonderman 4-5), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 5-6) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 10-2), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 2-9) at Boston (Lackey 9-3), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (J.Shields 6-8) at Minnesota (Blackburn 7-5), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 6-7) at Texas (Feldman 5-7), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Lerew 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 8-6), 8:15 p.m. Monday’s Games Baltimore at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Kansas City at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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“It went very well,” said a person with knowledge of Cleveland’s visit, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. “It was very easy, very relaxed. There were moments of emotion and moments of laughter.” Knowing James as well as they do, the Cavs, who were represented by owner Dan Gilbert, new coach Byron Scott, general manager Chris Grant and assistant GM Lance Blanks, tried to lighten things up by showing the 25-year-old a cartoon featuring him and his friends as characters. The team had an animated video made in the style of “Family Guy” — one of James’ favorite TV shows — that depicted some inside jokes and lockerroom humor as the Cavaliers reminded James that he is indeed part of their extended family. James was joined in the meetings by business manager Maverick Carter, close friend Randy Mims and agent Leon Rose. The Cavs’ entourage only had to make a three-block drive from Quicken Loans Arena to James’ downtown business offices to make their homespun proposal to the mega free agent. Instead of making a national tour, James decided to have the New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Cavs and Bulls meet him on his home turf. At this point, he has not other scheduled visits. Indications are that James will spend the remainder of the holiday weekend considering the offers before announcing his decision sometime next week. The Cavs did not ask James when he will announce his decision, the person said. Because it’s home, because they can offer him $30 million more than any other team on a maximum-length contract, and because they’ve built a championship-caliber team around him, the Cavs feel good about their chances of keeping the two-time MVP. Hoping to tug on James’ heart strings, the Cavaliers organized a “fan tunnel” down East 9th Street to welcome him. Hundreds of fans lined the sidewalks outside the IMG building, and when James pulled into the parking garage, fans held up signs that said “Home” while others tossed white powder in the air, mimicking his pregame ritual. As the Cavs departed, the Bulls’ del-

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NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday’s Games Cincinnati 12, Chicago Cubs 0 N.Y. Mets 5, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 0 Atlanta 4, Florida 3, 11 innings Colorado 6, San Francisco 3 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 0 Arizona 12, L.A. Dodgers 5 San Diego 3, Houston 0 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 4, Florida 1 Washington 6, N.Y. Mets 5 Milwaukee at St. Louis, 6:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Takahashi 6-3) at Washington (Stammen 2-2), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 3-5) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 11-5), 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 5-1) at Chicago Cubs (Lilly 3-6), 2:20 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 6-7) at Colorado (Hammel 6-3), 3:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 5-6) at San Diego (LeBlanc 4-6), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 6-4) at Arizona (Haren 7-6), 4:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 7-6) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 8-3), 5:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. San Francisco at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Florida at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

egation arrived for their meeting — the last of the six scheduled teams to see James and his advisors. Owner Jerry Reinsdorf, general manager Gar Forman, vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and new coach Tom Thibodeau showed up at 1:15 p.m. dressed business casual in sport coats. Unlike the other suitors, the Bulls did not cart any visual aids or equipment, and as the foursome made its way across the intersection, it looked like basketball’s version of the Beatles on Abbey Road. The Bulls stayed for three hours, one day after they sat down with Dwyane Wade for the second time since free agency opened. Chicago’s group left in two black SUVs to a chorus of boos from the Cleveland fans who hung around while they were upstairs. Chicago is hoping the chance to follow Michael Jordan’s larger-than-life legacy, a talented roster featuring rising star guard Derrick Rose and forward Joakim Noah, and nearly $30 million of space under the salary cap will be enough to lure James to the Windy City. It’s ironic that James would consider joining a team he knocked out of the playoffs last season. But he has said his goal is to win multiple championships, and his addition to the Bulls would make Chicago among the top teams in the Eastern Conference. With James as their leader, the Cavs made it to the playoffs in each of the past five years, including their first visit to the finals in 2007. But despite having the league’s best regular-season record, they fell short of a title, losing this year to the Boston Celtics in the second round. James has higher goals, and the Cavs share his vision. “We’ve done some amazing things the last five years,” Grant said. “We won a lot of games and went deep into the playoffs, but we’re not satisfied with anything we’re doing. We continue to make improvements and upgrade our roster as we move forward. This is the time of year we do those things. “We think it’s pretty incredible that LeBron chose to have these meetings here in Cleveland, at his home. We want to thank the fans for unbelievable support and support from our city. Very proud of that, and very proud of Northeast Ohio.” Cleveland fans, pained by decades of sports heartache and without a championship team to call their own since 1964, can’t bear the thought of life without LeBron.

Sports Review BASEBALL Sports on TV NL Leaders

By The Associated Press BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .336; Polanco, Philadelphia, .318; Ethier, Los Angeles, .318; Votto, Cincinnati, .313; DWright, New York, .312; Byrd, Chicago, .310; GSanchez, Florida, .309. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 62; Prado, Atlanta, 56; Kemp, Los Angeles, 54; Votto, Cincinnati, 53; Coghlan, Florida, 52; Howard, Philadelphia, 52; Uggla, Florida, 52. RBI—DWright, New York, 63; Hart, Milwaukee, 60; Pujols, St. Louis, 59; Votto, Cincinnati, 57; CYoung, Arizona, 57; Glaus, Atlanta, 56; Loney, Los Angeles, 56; Rolen, Cincinnati, 56. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 115; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 101; Byrd, Chicago, 94; Braun, Milwaukee, 93; DWright, New York, 92; Howard, Philadelphia, 91; Holliday, St. Louis, 90; Loney, Los Angeles, 90. DOUBLES—Byrd, Chicago, 26; Prado, Atlanta, 25; Werth, Philadelphia, 25; DWright, New York, 25; Dunn, Washington, 24; Holliday, St. Louis, 24; Braun, Milwaukee, 23; KJohnson, Arizona, 23; Torres, San Francisco, 23. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 7; SDrew, Arizona, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6; Bay, New York, 5; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 5; Fowler, Colorado, 5; Furcal, Los Angeles, 5; Morgan, Washington, 5; Olivo, Colorado, 5; Pagan, New York, 5. HOME RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 19; Votto, Cincinnati, 19; Fielder, Milwaukee, 18; Hart, Milwaukee, 18; Reynolds, Arizona, 18; Dunn, Washington, 17; Rolen, Cincinnati, 17. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 25; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 20; JosReyes, New York, 19; Morgan, Washington, 17; Victorino, Philadelphia, 17; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 16; Pagan, New York, 15; HRamirez, Florida, 15; Theriot, Chicago, 15. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 14-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 11-5; Pelfrey, New York, 10-2; Carpenter, St. Louis, 9-1; Latos, San Diego, 9-4; DLowe, Atlanta, 9-6; Moyer, Philadelphia, 9-7; Halladay, Philadelphia, 9-7. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 121; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 120; JoJohnson, Florida, 115; Haren, Arizona, 115; Wainwright, St. Louis, 114; Dempster, Chicago, 114; Halladay, Philadelphia, 112. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 22; FCordero, Cincinnati, 22; HBell, San Diego, 22; BrWilson, San Francisco, 21; Lindstrom, Houston, 19; FRodriguez, New York, 19; Dotel, Pittsburgh, 18.

AL Leaders By The Associated Press BATTING—Cano, New York, .346; ABeltre, Boston, .346; Morneau, Minnesota, .342; Hamilton, Texas, .340; MiCabrera, Detroit, .337; Guerrero, Texas, .334; ISuzuki, Seattle, .331. RUNS—Youkilis, Boston, 62; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 61; Cano, New York, 58; MiCabrera, Detroit, 57; Andrus, Texas, 55; Teixeira, New York, 55; MYoung, Texas, 55. RBI—Guerrero, Texas, 70; MiCabrera, Detroit, 68; ARodriguez, New York, 61; Hamilton, Texas, 59; Konerko, Chicago, 57; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 56; Cano, New York, 55. HITS—Cano, New York, 109; ISuzuki, Seattle, 107; Hamilton, Texas, 104; MYoung, Texas, 104; ABeltre, Boston, 102; Butler, Kansas City, 98; DeJesus, Kansas City, 97; Guerrero, Texas, 97; Morneau, Minnesota, 97. DOUBLES—Butler, Kansas City, 24; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 24; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 24; Markakis, Baltimore, 24; Mauer, Minnesota, 24; Morneau, Minnesota, 24; Pedroia, Boston, 24; VWells, Toronto, 24; MYoung, Texas, 24. TRIPLES—Span, Minnesota, 7; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 6; Borbon, Texas, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; Podsednik, Kansas City, 4; Youkilis, Boston, 4; 13 tied at 3. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 21; MiCabrera, Detroit, 20; Konerko, Chicago, 20; Hamilton, Texas, 19; VWells, Toronto, 19; Guerrero, Texas, 18; Morneau, Minnesota, 17; DOrtiz, Boston, 17. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 30; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 29; RDavis, Oakland, 26; Gardner, New York, 24; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 24; Figgins, Seattle, 23; Podsednik, Kansas City, 23. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 11-4; Pettitte, New York, 10-2; PHughes, New York, 10-2; Sabathia, New York, 10-3; Buchholz, Boston, 10-4; Lester, Boston, 9-3; Lackey, Boston, 9-3; Garza, Tampa Bay, 9-5; Verlander, Detroit, 9-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 9-6. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 124; Liriano, Minnesota, 116; FHernandez, Seattle, 116; Lester, Boston, 111; RRomero, Toronto, 106; Morrow, Toronto, 100; JShields, Tampa Bay, 98. SAVES—Soria, Kansas City, 21; NFeliz, Texas, 21; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 20; Papelbon, Boston, 19; Valverde, Detroit, 18; Gregg, Toronto, 18; MRivera, New York, 18; Rauch, Minnesota, 18.


Sunday, July 4 AUTO RACING 3:30 p.m. ABC — IRL, Camping World Grand Prix, at Watkins Glen, N.Y. CYCLING 8:30 a.m. VERSUS — Tour de France, stage 1, Rotterdam, Netherlands to Brussels, Belgium GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Open de France, final round, at Paris Noon TGC — PGA Tour, AT&T National, final round, at Newtown Square, Pa. 2 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, AT&T National, final round, at Newtown Square, Pa. 7 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Montreal Championship, final round, at Blainville, Quebec (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

400 Powered By Coca-Cola Lineup NOTE: THE COKE ZERO 400 DID NOT FINISH BY PRESSTIME ON SATURDAY NIGHT. By The Associated Press After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Owner Points. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Owner Points. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 6. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, Owner Points. 7. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, Owner Points. 8. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 9. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 10. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, Owner Points. 11. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 12. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, Owner Points. 13. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, Owner Points. 14. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 15. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, Owner Points. 17. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 18. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Owner Points. 19. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points. 20. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, Owner Points. 21. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, Owner Points. 22. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 23. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, Owner Points. 24. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, Owner Points. 25. (6) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points. 26. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, Owner Points. 27. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, Owner Points. 28. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, Owner Points. 29. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, Owner Points. 30. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, Owner Points. 31. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 32. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, Owner Points. 33. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 34. (37) Robert Richardson Jr., Ford, Owner Points. 35. (71) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 36. (26) David Stremme, Ford, Owner Winner. 37. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, Owner Winner. 38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Attempts. 39. (36) Steve Park, Chevrolet, Attempts. 40. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, Attempts. 41. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, Attempts. 42. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Attempts. 43. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, Attempts. Failed to Qualify 44. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota. 45. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota.

TENNIS Wimbledon Results By The Associated Press Saturday At The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club Wimbledon, England Purse: $20.3 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Grass-Outdoor Singles Women Championship Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Vera Zvonareva (21), Russia, 6-3, 6-2.

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Dolan: “Have I mentioned that I’m in my own rock band?” LeBron: “Yes. It was in the packet you sent over. Page 1, in fact. I thought it was interesting how there was nothing about Isiah in there.” Dolan: “Madison Square Garden!” LeBron: “OK, thank you, Mr. Dolan.” A loud beeping noise fills the room. The owners are shaken. Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf: “What on earth is that?!” LeBron: “That’s Mark Cuban. He just logged onto Skype.” Reinsdorf: “I’ll ask again, what on earth is that?” LeBron, turning to the large projector screen at the front of the room: “Mr. Cuban, I can see you.” Cuban: “Hey, LeBron. Just wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Jason and Dirk are on board. Have you talked with Danny about the sign-and-trade yet?” LeBron, turning to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert: “Uh, well, no, not yet.” Cuban: “Danny, whaddya think? Got an expiring in Erick Dampier. Maybe you want Haywood. Or Butler. C’mon Danny, make me an offer.” Dolan: “Madison Square Garden!” Gilbert: “Let me make one thing clear here, Mark. You really think I’m going to allow the best player in the world to skip town with an extra $30 million from me? If he doesn’t want to stay, why in God’s name should I enable him to go to a place of his choosing? Huh? Why would I do that? If he wants to, uh...” Cuban: “What were you saying, Danny? Care to finish that thought?” Gilbert: “Um, nothing. Don’t mind me. I’m just here to do whatever LeBron wants.” Reinsdorf: “LeBron, look. The Bulls

Noon TBS — All-Star Game Selection Show, at Atlanta 1 p.m. TBS — Toronto at N.Y. Yankees 2:10 p.m. WGN — Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 8 p.m. ESPN — Kansas City at L.A. Angels MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Catalunyan Grand Prix, at Barcelona, Spain 5 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, Catalunyan Grand Prix, at Barcelona, Spain (same-day tape) SOCCER 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, Seattle at Los Angeles TENNIS 9 a.m. NBC — The Championships, men’s and mixed doubles championship, at Wimbledon, England (live and same-day tape)

Doubles Men Championship Jurgen Melzer, Austria, and Philipp Petzschner, Germany, def. Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (16), Romania, 6-1, 7-5, 7-5. Women Championshiop Vania King, United States, and Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, def. Elena Vesnina and Vera Zvonareva, Russia, 7-6 (6), 6-2.

GOLF AT&T National Par Scores By The Associated Press Saturday At Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square, Pa. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,237; Par: 70 Third Round Justin Rose 69-64-67 Carl Pettersson 67-72-65 Charlie Wi 69-65-70 Jeff Overton 68-68-69 Ryan Moore 67-70-69 Jason Day 66-68-72 Nick Watney 66-71-70 Bo Van Pelt 69-68-70 John Merrick 72-70-66 Marc Leishman 71-70-67 Vijay Singh 71-70-67 Jonathan Byrd 70-70-68 Jim Furyk 69-70-69 Steve Marino 68-71-69 Bryce Molder 69-70-69 Brian Gay 67-70-71 J.B. Holmes 70-67-71 Kris Blanks 69-68-71 Robert Allenby 70-67-71 Stuart Appleby 71-69-69 Nathan Green 71-69-69 Sean O’Hair 71-68-70 Billy Mayfair 68-71-70 Arjun Atwal 66-72-71 John Mallinger 67-70-72 Webb Simpson 72-70-68 Chris DiMarco 72-70-68 Brandt Snedeker 71-70-69 Jimmy Walker 71-69-70 Aaron Baddeley 69-70-71 Lucas Glover 71-68-71 Ted Purdy 69-70-71 Steve Elkington 73-70-68 Ricky Barnes 70-72-69 Michael Letzig 67-74-70 Vaughn Taylor 70-71-70 George McNeill 71-69-71 Daniel Chopra 69-70-72 Joe Ogilvie 66-72-73 Charley Hoffman 69-67-75 Chris Stroud 71-71-70 Derek Lamely 69-72-71 Bob Estes 68-73-71 Nicholas Thompson 72-67-73 Graham DeLaet 70-69-73 Ryuji Imada 68-70-74 D.A. Points 74-69-70 Tiger Woods 73-70-70 Richard S. Johnson 72-70-71 Brendon de Jonge 70-72-71 Briny Baird 70-72-71 Tim Petrovic 72-69-72 Brett Quigley 67-73-73 Garrett Willis 71-69-73 Tom Pernice, Jr. 69-73-72 Scott Verplank 71-71-72 Spencer Levin 72-69-73 Ben Crane 71-70-73 Justin Leonard 71-69-74 Andres Romero 71-68-75 Jason Dufner 70-73-72 Charles Howell III 71-72-72 David Toms 70-71-74 Scott McCarron 68-75-73 Troy Merritt 69-73-74 Fredrik Jacobson 70-73-74 Tim Herron 68-74-75 Robert Garrigus 73-69-76 Pat Perez 74-68-76

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organization is one that has already made the playoffs. The organization has few poor contracts holding the team down. The organization has all the pieces you need. The organization is ready to win championships.” Riley: “LeBron, son, listen to me. I will coach you. OK? I will coach you. And Dwyane. And Chris. Together, I will win.” Dolan: “MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!” LeBron: “Um, well, thanks everybody for coming out. I’ll be making my decision soon. I think that’s everyone.” “Not everyone,” a voice calls from the back. Lurking in the shadows, a striking 6foot-8 figure emerges, his lean body encased in cigar smoke. LeBron: “Mr. Prokhorov. Of course. Sir, please have a seat.” Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov: “Meester LeBron, you must give Nets a chance. We will own NBA. It is ours. You, me and Meester Z.” LeBron: “Mr. Z, huh?” Prokhorov: “Soon, the whole world will know my name.” LeBron: “I believe that.” Prokhorov, shaking his fist: “I win for me! FOR ME!” LeBron: “Okaaaayyyyy...” Prokhorov: “I cannot be defeated. I beat all man. Someday, I will beat a real champion.” Dolan, sweating profusely now: “MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!” Prokhorov, staring at Dolan: “You will lose.” Dolan: “MADISON SQUARE GARDEN!” Prokhorov: “I must break you.” LeBron: “Guys, guys, calm down, OK? Look, I’ll have a decision for you next week. Thanks for coming. No bloodshed, OK?” Prokhorov: “If he dies, he dies.”

Alex Podlogar is The Herald’s sports editor. Reach him at and at (919) 718-1222. Read his blog at


6B / Sunday, July 4, 2010 / The Sanford Herald DEAR ABBY


Truth of abusive marriage will tarnish man’s image

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: You will have to be quick to react and willing to give a little more in order to hold your place in a competitive world. This is a black-andwhite year, so treat each situation you face pragmatically if you want to come out on top. You can show everyone that you mean business and will not be denied. Your numbers are 7, 12, 20, 23, 28, 35, 49 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Distance yourself from anything or anyone that causes stress in your life. Spend time with someone who understands your needs and shares common interests. Don’t give in to demands coming from someone you live with. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have trouble getting the information you require to make changes in your community or neighborhood. Don’t give up on your plans without a fight. Ask questions and do your research, leaving nothing to chance. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your time into your home, family and creative projects. Problems with people you have worked with in the past will surface if you attend an industry event. It’s best to stick close to home and avoid spending money. 4 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll have trouble keeping your feelings hidden but showing them will add to your vulnerability. Making decisions that will affect your work, position or status will not turn out in your favor. Bide your time and observe what others do. 2 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Love is highlighted but be careful not to fall for someone who is already involved. It will lead to disaster, costing you in all aspects of your life. Don’t sell yourself short because someone tries to make you feel insignificant. A new job may be an opportunity to start over. 5 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take the initiative and


get the ball rolling if there is something you believe in or want to get done. A home improvement project or changes taking place within your family must not cost you more than you can afford. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a break, do something creative or spend time with someone who motivates you. A relationship is gaining momentum, making this an ideal time to initiate romantic changes. Let your imagination take over. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You need a change of scenery. Once you distance yourself from the ongoing dilemma, you will have a clearer vision of how you should approach what’s going on and move forward. Don’t give in to emotional blackmail. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Make some changes at home that add to your comfort but not to your debt. Engage in activities that bring you in contact with people who have something to offer you. Love is apparent but will complicate your situation. 5 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t give in to anyone trying to get something from you for nothing. You will end up having regrets. Financial uncertainty will prevail if you give in to pushy people or invest in a fast-cash scheme. 2 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Hard work can bring you great satisfaction and pleasure once you start to see results. A relationship may be tempting but, until you have your own priorities in order, take a pass. Don’t add confusion to your situation. 4 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There will be a price to pay if you aren’t totally honest about the way you feel and what your intentions are. Love may be in the stars but being interested in more than one partner will not end happily. Make up your mind and stick to your decision. 3 stars

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to “Ted” for 15 years. We have three school-age children. My husband is extremely narcissistic and passive-aggressive. During our entire relationship, he has been controlling and manipulative, as well as emotionally, economically and sexually abusive. I have remained in the marriage this long because I thought keeping the family intact was the right thing to do for my children. (Ted doesn’t abuse them. I am his only victim.) Through counseling I have realized that living in the atmosphere of a loveless, abusive marriage can be as detrimental for kids as a breakup would be. I will soon be filing for divorce. My dilemma: Because Ted is very good at projecting a “good guy” image, I’m sure that people won’t believe he is abusive. Should I be open about the reason for the divorce and be accused of lying? We live in Ted’s hometown, a small, rural community. I don’t know if I can live with the stigma of having accused a “nice guy” of such a thing. On the other hand, I don’t want the abuse to be a “dirty little secret.” What do women do in situations like this? — NO VISIBLE WOUNDS DEAR NO VISIBLE WOUNDS: They “confide” their problems — with specific examples — to a couple of their closest girlfriends. The truth will spread like wildfire.

in love — hard — it’s that they are growing so fast in so many different directions that the relationship is hard to maintain. That’s probably what happened to your romance. And yes, it hurts, usually until you find yourself involved in another one. I’ll tell you a secret: MOST people lack confidence when it comes to romance. But lasting love usually grows out of meaningful friendship. So open yourself up and you may be pleasantly surprised by how little time it takes.

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



DEAR ABBY: I am an 18-year-old male. When I was 15, I met a girl on the Internet. We talked pretty often, visited each other and had a lot in common. I fell in love with her, as much as a teenager can love someone. Eventually we hit some bumps in the relationship and she broke up with me. We have rarely spoken since. Abby, even though it was a teenage relationship and it was over long ago, it still hurts. Is this normal? Could it be that I didn’t get closure because we hardly talked afterward? It doesn’t seem like it should still affect me as much as it does. I lack confidence when it comes to romance now. — UNCERTAIN TEEN IN BEAVERTON, ORE. DEAR UNCERTAIN TEEN: The problem with teen romances isn’t that the people involved don’t fall

DEAR ABBY: I work in a doctor’s office. One of our patients makes a big scene if we do not address him by his title — “Reverend Smith.” He has to tell everyone within earshot that he went to school for eight years to get that title. He insists that, out of respect, we should address him as such. Abby, this man is not MY reverend. So far, I have avoided calling him this. Am I being disrespectful, or is he being pompous? — UNIMPRESSED IN LOUISVILLE DEAR UNIMPRESSED: You are not only being disrespectful, but also passive-aggressive. Because this patient has made clear that he prefers to be addressed by the title he has earned, you should use it.

ODDS AND ENDS Egyptian farmer calls two-headed calf ‘a miracle’ CAIRO (AP) — A farmer in northern Egypt says his cow has given birth to a two-headed calf that he calls a “divine miracle.” Sobhy el-Ganzoury said Saturday it took two hours and much pulling to deliver the rare calf. He said the difficult birth has weakened the calf’s legs. El-Ganzoury said the veterinarian informed him that the calf, which was born this week, is now in stable condition and is expected to survive. He said he intends to keep the animal as a reminder that “God is able to do anything.” The calf still can’t stand up because of its heavy heads and weak legs, and is being fed her mother’s milk with a baby bottle.

Man who kept body on ice in California is deported NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials have deported a New Zealand drug dealer who kept his dead girlfriend’s body on dry ice in a swanky Newport Beach hotel after she died of an overdose. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Stephen David Royds was deported June 25. The 49-year-old Royds was paroled in May after serving about 1 1/2 years of a four-year prison sentence on felony drug charges. He was arrested in 2008 for allegedly selling cocaine and pleaded guilty to drug charges. Investigators who searched


MY ANSWER his room at the Fairmont Hotel found the body of 33-year-old Monique Trepp in a plastic box filled with dry ice. Acquaintances said she died of an accidental drug overdose nearly a year earlier.

Pet rooster falls foul of legal system in Michigan PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) — Beaker the rooster can’t beat the man. The northern Michigan fowl whose address has been the focus of at least two court challenges is passing on the chance to crow before the Michigan Court of Appeals. Andy and Sharon Peters, Beaker’s owners, have instead opted to send the animal to the Second Chance Ranch and Rescue in Petoskey. Authorities in September said the couple violated a county ordinance by having a farm animal on residential property. The Peters unsuccessfully fought the decision in Emmet County 90th District Court and 57th Circuit Court. Resigned to their legal fate, the couple has begun Beaker’s transition to the rescue ranch, where executive director Dr. Pam Graves tells the Petoskey News-Review that he’s settling in and “acting like a chicken.”

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Mission trips often inspire Q: This summer, our church’s youth group is going on a mission trip overseas for a couple of weeks. They’ll be doing some construction work for a church there, but do trips like this honestly do any good? What can a bunch of unskilled teenagers do that the local people can’t do for themselves? -- Mrs. G.H. A: I’m grateful your church is undertaking a mission like this, and I hope you’ll support them with your gifts, your encouragement, and most of all with your prayers. We sometimes forget that people who live in poorer countries have very few resources, and even a little assistance can be of great help to them. Remember too that most of the members of the church they’ll be helping probably have to work hard just to keep bread on the table; they don’t have the luxury of taking off a few weeks to work on a construction project. Even a small amount of help can go a long way to assist them. The Bible says, “In the church God has appointed... those able to help others” (1 Corinthians 12:28). But the greatest benefit, I’ve discovered, from trips like this is what it does in the lives of the participants. For the first time, many will realize how privileged they are to live in the United States, and how difficult life is for countless millions around the world. They’ll also see how God is at work in the world -- and how they can be part of it. Many may even respond as Isaiah did centuries ago: “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8).

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o need to travel to Hogsmeade (or to Universal Orlando) to get a taste of Harry Potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s butterbeer. Universal isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t giving out its recipe, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve created an easy version of the formerly fictional drink made famous by the young wizard.

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the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240 F on a candy thermometer. Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract. In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer

to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes. To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.

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Wonder Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new duds spark ire NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been ruined! Covered up! De-patriotized! You call that chic? And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re saying down here on Earth. Heaven knows what the gods are saying about Wonder Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new wardrobe change â&#x20AC;&#x201D; goodbye, star-spangled hot pants! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a generational twist that has comic fans searching for meaning, and DC Comics searching for higher sales. The change came this week, when the publisher put out its 600th issue in the 69-year-old Wonder Woman saga. It not only updates the look of this beautiful Amazon with the superhuman strength, the indestructible bracelets and the magic lasso â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it changes her backstory, too. More on that later, though. Because whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really gotten some purists going is the costume. Gone are the ample red bustier, star-flecked hot pants (or are they panties?) and red knee-high boots, a 1940s-pinup look that Lynda Carter brought to life in the 1970s TV series. Now, Wonder Woman, aka Diana Prince, wears black leggings or tights. She sports a motorcycle jacket and little bootielike shoes. Her tiara is there, but mostly covered by her flowing hair. She looks less like Wonder Woman and more like a modern-day urban hipster with perhaps a costume on under her clothes. Which is pretty much the point, says DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio. Because in the updated story, penned by new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wonder Womanâ&#x20AC;? writer J. Michael Straczynski, our heroine wakes up confused and uncertain of her identity, haunted by enemies unknown, DiDio explained in an interview. And so, as she goes about figuring out who exactly she is, she needs to blend in with modern society. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty hard to avoid attention on the street in her original getup â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a 6-foot-6 Amazon!â&#x20AC;? DiDio quipped. But he wants fans to know that Wonder Woman still has all her iconic tools. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She still has the tiara, the chest plate, the belt, the magic lasso â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the bracelets too, though weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve molded them a bit,â&#x20AC;? DiDio said. Her new getup is simply more functional.

Whatever the reasoning, complaints have been coming fast and furious. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone from Paris to Poughkeepsie,â&#x20AC;? noted fashion publicist and MTV reality show habitue Kelly Cutrone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a superhero! This is NOT a good fashion look.â&#x20AC;? For one thing, she noted in a video commentary, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are too many accessories competing here.â&#x20AC;? Not all fashion followers were dismayed with the new look, created by DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m actually not a comic fan, but I have to say the new outfit is pretty fabulous,â&#x20AC;? said Jimmy Contreras, a boutique owner in Philadelphia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a fashion and practical standpoint it works. The leggings, bustier top and fitted jacket really give Wonder Woman a chic, modern, yet sophisticated look. And the accessories are just enough to keep her feminine, but strong.â&#x20AC;? Analysis abounded. One going theory: The new Wonder Woman is intended to be less American, and thus more global. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She no longer looks as though sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wearing a flag,â&#x20AC;? wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning fashion critic Robin Givhan of The Washington Post. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She has shrugged off parochialism to become an international sophisticate.â&#x20AC;? Others praised the decision to cover up Wonder Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legs as a step forward in gender equality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about time,â&#x20AC;? wrote Alex DiBranco on the Web site. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She ... looks a lot more like the kind of superhero who demands respect and can kick butt in the name of justice, rather than somebody who belongs in the Miss America swimsuit lineup.â&#x20AC;?

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CATERPILLAR IN WINSTON-SALEM? Officials in North Carolina’s Triad have joined forces to offer $23 million in incentives to Caterpillar if it builds a plant in the region. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Winston-Salem joined Forsyth County in pitching a package to help the area beat out Montgomery, Ala., and Spartanburg, S.C. for the $426 million plant, which would provide 510 jobs.


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Time to make the donuts


his is going to be a somewhat different column than you’re used to from me, mainly because I am writing it in a hotel room in Springfield, Va., Saturday morning between baseball games involving my beloved New York Mets and the Washington Nationals. It’s really hard to snoop around Sanford looking for new business leads when you’re in Virginia. So I’d don’t have a whole lot to report this week, though my dad alerted me to one tidbit you may be interested in. On the way up here, he casually said “hey, I heard Sanford is getting a Dunkin’ Donuts.” “Huh?” I asked. So my dad knew more about new businesses in Sanford than I did this week. According to a report in The Pilot last week, the former president of Pinehurst Resort, Pat Corso, and the resort’s former Chief Financial Officer Ken Baer have teamed up to start Pinehurst Donuts LLC. The story states that the pair has “signed an agreement with Dunkin’ Donuts to open a total of four franchises. At least one of those franchises will be in the Pinehurst/ Southern Pines area, with the others to be in Sanford and Fayetteville.” The report went on to say that store will open in 2011 and the remainder by 2016, though didn’t state which one would be finished first. I guess I should feel bad about The Pilot scooping me on this one, but hey. I’m sure their Pinehurst Resort connections are a little

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Casey Doran, of Posted Properties and also a licensed realtor for Red Brick Realty, examines a main street behind a home as he gathers information for his bosses before a foreclosed house goes to auction later in Tempe, Ariz. At the top of the housing boom, certain cities drew investors like magnets.

Many searching for treasures in the wreckage of the mortgage crisis By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer


ILBERT, Ariz. — If we’re going to search for gold in the wreckage of the mortgage crisis, then 6:57 a.m. in front of 1009 W. Juanita Ave. is as good a time and place as any to start. The Cooper Ranch subdivision, 25 minutes from downtown Phoenix, is just beginning to stir. But when Casey Doran pulls up to his first foreclosure of the day, the tan stucco house has already seen a steady trickle of visitors. “Still occupied,” he says, nodding to a green tag hanging from the meter by the garage, proof someone’s paying the electric bill. He leans on the bell, then tries the door. The house resists his advances, leaving Doran squinting into the darkness behind the blinds. Three hours from now, the intelligence gathered in these 10 minutes of reconnaissance will be put to the test. That’s when 1009 W. Juanita and nearly 600 homes like it are scheduled for the auction block. Maybe, with bidding set to open at $105,000, this house is a bargain. Or maybe it’s a mistake, waiting to drag an investor under. Either way, there’s little time to ponder this 1,631-square-foot gamble. But there will certainly be other chances. After all, 50,000 homes clog

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Neil Lende, a real estate agent, pauses in a newly renovated kitchen of a home he is putting back on the market only weeks after purchasing that same home at foreclosure in Phoenix. the county’s foreclosure pipeline, with more added every day. But before you jump to buy, know that you’ll have plenty of company. At the top of the boom, speculators swarmed cities like Phoenix, buying up houses largely with borrowed cash. Those who didn’t sell in time were stung when the market collapsed. Now investors — many buying with their own cash — are back. Since last year, the share of homes bought by investors at daily auctions has multiplied more than fivefold. “These are unique times. Very, very unique times,” says Tom Ruff of The Information Market, which analyzes Valley real estate data. “I think the best way to describe it is the Wild West.”

The scene unsettles some, wary that investors could dump homes if the market weakens or take advantage of buyers or renters. Others are troubled at banks’ willingness to settle at auction rather than give more substantial concessions to struggling homeowners. But something’s got to be done with all these overmortgaged, underappreciated houses. “The investors are a tool to help get those properties moved into new hands,” says Diane Drain, a Phoenix bankruptcy attorney and real estate trustee. “At this point, the dam is so broken. How do you stop the flow? I don’t know how you do it other than one little stick at a time.”


uring the boom, Steve Vadas sold title insurance

on thousands of homes. Now, with business dried up, he’s back at the job that gave him his start — in the shadow of the Maricopa County Courthouse, auctioning foreclosures. In the old days, Vadas stood on the steps reading lists of homes aloud and alone, eyed like a crazy man by the occasional passer-by. “Nobody would bid,” he says. “I literally was reading them to the air.” No more. On a May afternoon, a crowd of 60 churns the plaza outside the courthouse doors. Bidders in board shorts and wraparound shades scan pageslong printouts and talk furtively into headsets to unseen investors. Five auctioneers compete for their attention. Even in good times, some homeowners failed to pay their mortgages. But in a steady economy, auctions were largely formalities. With few bidders, most foreclosures were claimed by the bank holding the loan. Then, home prices here plunged by half. Debt-saddled homeowners started abandoning houses in the dark. Lenders who never intended to get into real estate ended up holding the keys. In the last year, they’ve done what any merchant would do to avoid taking delivery of unwanted inventory: Slash prices. No guarantees. No refunds.

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counseling. I don’t know where to begin to get out of debt. I’ve tried to budget. I feel overwhelmed.



: I’m getting married next summer and my fiance and I are in a lot of debt. We live together and have two kids. There is a breakdown in communication when it comes to our finances. I’ve recommended we talk to a credit counselor, but he shuts down and doesn’t want to talk about it. He did agree to go to premarital

: You are right to be concerned. When a partner refuses to talk when you’re trying to work out the financial stuff, that’s a huge red flag. Communication is key when it comes to money, and if that’s a problem now, it won’t get better with a ring. The way to find out if you should get married is to take him

up on his interest in going to premarital counseling. Go soon, before you put a penny down on any wedding arrangements. For now, don’t stress about what he won’t do. Let it all come out in counseling with a neutral party. Find a really good premarital counseling course or instructor. During your search, make sure the person or program incorporates techniques to help

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better than mine. Mine don’t exist. I’m so excited. We currently have Dunkin’ Donuts available at a local gas station, but the prospects of having freshly made toasted coconut donuts every morning, which I have yet to find at said station, is almost too much to comprehend. If you’ve never had one, I suggest you find the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts and treat yourself right now, with a big coffee that puts Starbucks to shame. When I get back into town, I’ll try to look into this one more. I also have a few other tips I didn’t have the time to get to this weekend.

INTERSTATE BLUES What I did have time for this weekend was driving ... a whole lot of driving on Interstate 95. And since I was expecting to write a “column about nothing” this week until my dad enlightened me, and had a whole lot of time on my hands staring at the white and yellow lines, I began keeping a list of things I saw that Sanford needs. After a while, I realized I was just making up my own wishlist for what I’d like to see. So here are some of the things I want you rich local land developers to bring to our fine city soon. ■ A free-standing Chick-fil-a : OK, so this one is a no brainer. Like the rest of Sanford, I have wanted one of these since I got here. No offense to the owners of the franchise in Central Carolina Hospital. But come on. This is just a gold mine waiting to be discovered. Plus the breakfast there is delicious. Every other exit in Raleigh has a Chick-fila, and we can’t get one? ■ A minor league baseball team: Yeah, I know, it’s a pipe dream, but just think of the possibilities. For a county starving for a real tourism attraction, imagine what a minor league team could do for us. We could put the stadium over where those old warehouses were on Third Street or those old factories behind the Chamber of Commerce building and have a steady stream of summer visitors. There’s not a minor league team in Fayetteville anymore. There’s not one in Raleigh either, though they do have the Carolina Mudcats and the Durham Bulls. But we could draw people from all over for at least three months out of the year. And before you say it’s completely ridicu-

lous, keep in mind that Kinston (Indians), Burlington (Royals), Hickory (Crawdads), Kannapolis (Intimidators) and Zebulon (Mudcats) each have teams. Those cities aren’t that much bigger than us. At the minimum, we could have one of those summer college teams like Fayetteville (SwampDogs), Wilson (Tobs) and Asheboro (Copperheads) have. ■ An outlet mall: Outlet malls are everywhere along interstates. Jeez. How many sets of Wamsutta sheets and London Fog coats can people buy? Still, I think this could really go in Sanford, even if we don’t have an interstate. We do have two very busy highways in U.S. 1 and U.S. 421. And the closest outlets I can think of are either in Smithfield (which has turned that town into somewhat of a destination for deal seekers) or Myrtle Beach or Charlotte. An outlet mall in Sanford would probably be a big draw. ■ A bookstore: Please? Can we get one of those big box bookstores already? Even Asheboro has one. I’m just saying… ■ A breakfast-specialty national chain: Actually I don’t care if this one comes or not. We have good places here for breakfast already. And we have a Waffle House. Still, every other town in America, along I-95 at least, has an IHOP or a Bob Evans. Just throwing this one out there. ■ A big ol’ truckstop/gas station behemoth – We probably don’t have the truck traffic to support one of these, but man they are cool. Sheetz, PRIME, Mr. Fuel, Travel Centers of America… All these places amaze me. I would love to just have a day to observe the people who frequent them. Maybe since The Pantry started in Sanford, Kangaroo could build a Gas Mahal right here ... a monument to its growth as a company. And a place where we can buy gas, beer, a Dairy Queen blizzard, a Subway sandwich, a new cell phone, movies, souvenirs and truck parts, then take a shower and access the internet, all under one roof. So those are some of the things I thought of on my drive. What would you like to see? Send me an e-mail at and I’ll publish some of the best in an upcoming column. OK, enough from me. I gotta get ready to see my Mets dismantle Nationals phenom Steven Strasburg.

n to the third house of Doran’s morning: 1508 E. Weathervane Lane. Opening bid: $130,100. A competitor exits the gate just as Doran, who scouts homes for bidding service Posted, pulls up. “It’s vacant,” he says. “You can go inside.” Just past the pool — veined with cracks from standing empty under the desert sun (note to investor: could cost $5,000 to repair) — the sliding door yields easily. The place is empty of life except for a moldy loaf of raisin bread in the refrigerator. Doran takes a few notes about this house, bought in December 2006 for $300,000. On the way out, he runs into a woman from next door. She tells him the former residents have been “stealing” fixtures out of the house for the past month. “Hopefully soon we’ll have a new neighbor,” she says.

Camelback Inn for an auction of houses. “It was like being in a candy store,” says daughter Makayla Don Francesco, also a broker. Houses were going for as little as $55,000. In a few hours, Metropolitan snapped up 17. “I said to myself either the world is coming to an end or we’re going to be really, really rich. I don’t know which,” Trish Don Francesco recalls. She’s bought 350 homes since, spending a few thousand dollars to fix and rent them, often to families who surrendered a previous home to foreclosure. Over the next year, she plans to increase that stake to 1,500 houses, buying on behalf of investors seeking a steady return from rents. But investors are not the only players in this game, which trades in information as much as cash. It begins each weekday afternoon, when trustees post opening bids for as many as 1,000 houses and property runners like Doran zigzag across the Valley inspecting the merchandise. They report back to companies like Posted Properties, which charge a fee to buy at auction. Others work for wholesalers, who buy and flip to investors, often within hours, for a quick profit. Still other homes are bought by fix-and-flippers, who renovate and resell for a short-term gain. When a family buys a house, it’s all about emotion. But courthouse bidders trade bets with seeming disinterest. When the price goes too high, they walk away. Unspoken, though, is the X factor drawing investors: the edginess of the gamble and the pursuit of a deal. Doug Hopkins, Posted Properties’ CEO, recalls the morning he tagged along with a friend for his first trustee’s sale 11 years ago. “I remember coming out of there and calling my dad and I said, ’My life just changed.”’



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“It’s capitalism at its finest — or at its worst,” Vadas says. Stories circulate of buyers who realized too late they’d bought a second loan, when the first loan holder gets the house. Or of investors who bought only to find the tenant had taken cabinets, toilets, even the pipes. “You can tell all the newbies,” says Randy Lewis of bidding service 3rd Party Buyer LLC, scanning the crowd. “They’re all up at the front, but not bidding.” But plenty have jumped in, posting the required $10,000 cashier’s check and trying to leverage insider knowledge and a tolerance for risk. The result is what Lewis calls “chaos by statute,” that begins as soon as opening bids are posted for the following morning’s sales. “You’ve heard of storm chasers?” he says. “We’re deal chasers.”


y mid-2008, Trish Don Francesco was ready to try the Phoenix housing market again. Her company, Metropolitan Marketing & Management, had spent the boom assembling portfolios of houses for wealthy investors. In 2004, she urged clients to sell, believing prices had peaked. Instead, most held tight as values crested, then plunged. But seeing homes for less than $100,000, she was intrigued. On a Saturday that August, Don Francesco drove to the

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budget and tackle the debt in addition to dealing with the emotional issues.


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: My husband and I are renting a condo but really want to purchase a house soon. We have about $11,000 in a bill consolidation loan. We currently have $12,000 in savings. The emergency fund is what’s in our savings, but I’m able to put at least $500 a month in there, so it’s building. Would it make more sense to keep paying the loan (the minimum is $350 a month, but I usually pay $700 to $1,000) and save what we can, or take the money from savings and pay off the loan and then build the emergency fund back up?

oran isn’t sure what to make of today’s fifth house: 6233 S. Parkside Drive. Opening bid: $67,000. Fresh oil stains the carport floor. A package sits unclaimed on the step. It’s an open secret in Phoenix foreclosure investing that, facing a door that won’t budge, some runners drill the lock. Doran’s real estate license lets him key in to some houses. But at Parkside, the back door slides open. He steps into the kitchen. “I’m always afraid I’m going to find a dead body


: This is what I would do: ❏ Calculate how much you need for an emergency fund of at least three months of living expenses (rent/mortgage, food, utilities, cable, cell phone, etc.). This will give you a benchmark of what you should have on hand before you even think of buying a house. ❏ Designate about $2,000 for a “Life Happens Fund” for expenses that come up such as car repairs. Take this money out of the $12,000 and put it into an account separate from your emergency money. This leaves you with $10,000. ❏ Put $5,000 as the beginning for your emergency fund. When you reach the three-month goal, then start saving for the housing fund. ❏ Take the rest of your savings — $5,000 — and pay down the $11,000 loan. If you are paying up-

in one of these,” Doran says, reaching for the refrigerator handle. Not yet. But he has found cats and a puppy floating in abandoned pools. At an empty house in Chandler, he found an Alaskan husky, very much alive, left behind with a bag of dog food. At this stop, though, the biggest complication is the house’s size — just two bedrooms and one bath, limiting its appeal. “Somebody will buy it ... for a rental,” he says.


uring the boom, borrowing was quick and easy. But buying at auction demands payment by the next day. Forget about a bank loan. That’s where Scott Gould comes in. At 8:40 a.m. on a Wednesday, Gould tilts back in a black office chair, waiting for two phones and a Blackberry to ring so he can put his money to work. In shorts and running shoes, he looks more like the gymnast he once was than a banker. On the wall hangs a gift from his wife — a “loan shark” assembled from Monopoly money. Gould is a “hard money” lender, by some account’s the valley’s busiest. Last year he loaned investors cash to buy 1,300 homes at 18 percent annual interest. Call Gould for a loan and the answer comes back in 20 minutes, once his staff reviews sales of comparable homes. “The most important thing at the end is, do we think the guy can make money,” he says. The phone rings. A fix-and-flip investor asks Gould for his opinion about a house in Mesa. “The inside, from what we could see, looked good. It smelled good,” the man says. Gould, skeptical, counsels bidding $1 over the asking price and no more. The phone rings again. “Good morning, Brad. I got a check sitting here hot for you,” Gould says. This morning, though, is slow, with just three new loans. But a few miles away, a new round of sales keeps Makayla Don Francesco’s ear to the phone. When bidding begin, Metropolitan staffers lose out on two targeted houses and in the chaos, miss two more. But at a 10 a.m. sale, Don Francesco grabs a house for $72,300, before discovering it has two bedrooms and a den, limiting its rental appeal. Then she snags another in Buckeye for $66,000, although unsure if it has three or four bedrooms. “There’s a lot of risk and you are playing with somebody else’s money,”

ward of $1,000 a month on that loan, you will be done with it in six months.


: My partner continues to run up credit cards, and I keep helping him pay them off. He promises me every month that he’s not going to do it again. But sure enough, like clockwork, he runs them up again within a few weeks, mainly through online shopping when he’s bored. Any tips on how to help him to stop?


: Stop yourself. You are part of the problem. He knows you will be there with the money for a bailout. Quit helping him and he’ll have to face up to his problem.


: My girlfriend of two years has about $50,000 in various debts and donates around $3,000 to $5,000 per year to various charitable events. I have no problem

Don Francesco says. “Some days it is terrifying.” But then she reminds herself that the deals may last for only so long.


t’s almost noon and this is Doran’s 10th and final stop: 2701 Val Vista Drive. Opening bid: $387,600. “Holy moly,” he says, pulling in. The house is very big. So are the mounds of trash in the overgrown yard. He knocks on the back door, then the front. Not a sound. But the place is unlocked. Doran rolls his eyes and steps inside. “Somebody’s still living here,” he says, walking past dishes in the sink. “This is odd as hell.” At the living room, he tilts his head. Music floats up from downstairs — and men’s voices. Doran takes one last picture, then moves quickly toward the door. “Not worth getting shot over, I can tell you that,” he says.


y Thursday, workmen have ripped out the ceiling in the house on Weathervane Doran checked out two mornings ago. And in a kitchen in Scottsdale, Neil Lende, a real estate agent who invests in houses given up for lost, is deciding where to begin. The house, bought Tuesday and paid for Wednesday with a hard money loan, has a “popcorn” ceiling that will have to go. The pool is so green with algae it might as well be bottomless. In a valley full of foreclosures, what makes this a singular opportunity? It’s clear only when Lende opens another door in the Paradise Manor subdivision, 10 minutes away. “When we first came to this one, this stuff was growing all the way out to here,” project manager Charlie Sugarman says, pointing to shrubs that blocked the door. Inside, Lende found the kitchen plastered with coffee grounds. Now, it’s repainted in silver sage. The cabinets, refinished in cream, snuggle against stainless steel appliances. Lende paid $194,651 for the house, then spent $35,000 to renovate. Tomorrow it goes to closing, sold to New Jersey retirees. For two months work — and risk — he’ll pocket a $40,000 profit. But while the new owners know they’re buying a foreclosure, they almost certainly don’t realize the pipeline it has traveled. “I don’t think they can envision it how it used to be, which is good,” Lende says. “Because this is the reality now.”

giving to charity, but am I a bad person for thinking that paying off debt should come before giving around 20 percent of her take-home salary away? Right now it is her money and she can do what she wants, but I’m thinking of the future when we get married.


: I think it’s great she wants to give, but you are right to be concerned that she may not be aggressively attacking the debt. But the answer isn’t in encouraging her to stop giving. Instead, say: “Honey, I’m worried about how much you have in debt. Do you mind if I help you budget or recommend a source that could help you get rid of your debt?” If she doesn’t want the help, just sit back and watch. If getting rid of the debt isn’t a priority, you are facing the future with conflicting values.





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he world says you can be happy if you: “Seek a better job. Accumulate a large amount of money. Live in a certain neighborhood. Take a vacation at a particular site. Drive a luxury car. Join a specific club. Send your children to a leading school. Have enough money to be able to buy anything you want.” Even if money could buy happiness, just think of how much luxury tax you would have to pay. Happiness may be sought, thought, or caught — but it can never be bought. God says: “If you want to be happy, surrender your life to Me. Obey Me.” Those who accept Jesus Christ as Savior, bring themselves under His authority, allow Him to be Lord, and walk in His way of obedience, service and self-denial — things the world says will never lead to happiness — are rewarded with countless spiritual blessings. In other words, happiness is linked to: ■ Truth. In Gethsemane, on the night before He was crucified, Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them (all who believe) by the truth: your word is truth” (John 17:17). To be happy we must be seekers of truth. It is truth that will set you free. ■ Obedience. Jesus said, “If you obey my commands, you will remain

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Kathleen Francis, of Clearlake, Calif., clutches her purebred Chihuahua “Princess Abby” after winning the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, Calif. With a pile of personality and some unusual dance moves, the 6-pound Chihuahua easily won the title of world’s ugliest dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.

Princess Abby has overcome a rough life to get to stardom By SUE MANNING Associated Press Writer


rincess Abby is missing one eye and a lot of fur. She’s got rabbit ears, a camel’s back and a kangaroo hop. She has mismatched legs, an inverted floppy front foot and a twisted tail. Add a pile of personality and some unusual dance moves and the 6-pound Chihuahua easily won the title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the SonomaMarin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., this week. For those very same reasons, she also claimed the heart of owner Kathleen Francis. “To other people she is ugly, and kids in the neighborhood in the beginning were kind of scared of her,” said Francis, 67, who lives in Clearlake, about

110 miles north of San Francisco. “But I think she is beautiful through and through.” Five months ago, Francis gave a neighbor a ride to the vet’s office and first saw the dog — flea-infested, malnourished, not long off the streets where she’d been picked up by the local humane society. “I just loved her,” Francis said. Francis was coming off a few rough patches herself. A few months earlier, she’d finally found a minimum wage job at Kmart working the night shift. Despite a 40-mile commute, she felt lucky to have a job. At the vet’s office, she renamed the dog Princess Abby (she’s an avid Dear Abby fan) and started making adoption plans. Francis spotted a flier for

Princess Abby, with owner Kathleen Francis, shows off her blue ribbon for first place at the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, Calif.

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GRANITE FALLS (AP) — In the annals of American ingenuity, where the Holy Grail is the efficient delivery of a popular product in its perfect package at the right price, it all came together at least once, in the JLC-144. The F.L. Jacobs Co. of Indianapolis achieved this confluence of style and purpose sometime in the early 1940s when U.S. factory workers, on break from their labors in support of World War II, needed quick refreshment. What they wanted was a Coca-Cola, in a glass bottle so well chilled that if pressed to the temple it could ease a production-line headache. The red-and-white, mailbox-shaped JLC-144 delivered,

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Alan Huffman’s Antiquities Vending Co. now houses more than 700 soft-drink vending machines, and his museum showroom displays more than 400 vintage machines. He began collecting in 1989. and for just 5 cents a pop. Today, just the empty, curvaceous steel cabinet of the 144, minus the refrigeration system, the rotating rack that held 12 dozen clinking bottles, and the crown catcher into

which the metal caps clanked, can fetch $400. With its innards tossed, “The 144 made a killer refrigerator for deer meat,” says Alan Huffman. “I’ve bought ’em with the antlers still in ’em.”

Huffman hunts antique soft-drink vending machines with all their parts intact, these mechanical marvels that eliminated the need for

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So who says newspapers always have to be serious? Who says a local newspaper should be stuck reporting on local government, senior luncheons and stuff kids do at the library? The Heraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alexa MiLiggett lan will be attending tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s midnight showing of Twilight, and the local theater here is expecting to sell out 3 or 4 screens. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hundreds of people up from midnight to 2 a.m. in Sanford â&#x20AC;Ś an oddity that qualifies as news in my book. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

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In nearly 10 years of doing the Who Can Win, Who Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Win and Who Will Win columns on the eve of the final round of every major golf championship, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve only twice been burned by someone rising from the Who Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Win group to nab one of the greatest prizes in golf. Ben Curtis, Podlogar anyone? Y.E. Yang, he of the 49 on the back nine Saturday at Pebble? Yup, missed on him at the PGA last year. Beyond that, either my pick to win flames out miserably (Greg Norman at the British â&#x20AC;&#x201D; oh come on, calling the Greg Norman win the night before it happened wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d still be hearing me crow about.), stumbles just enough for someone to beat him or, well, wins. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been right more than

a few times, including Trevor Immelman at the 2008 Masters and Phil Mickelson just this year at The Masters (even though I, for the third time in the last four years, broke my own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Until Lefty wins a major after the Way-Left Winged Foot debacle, I ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t picking him no moreâ&#x20AC;? rule.) That said, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still learning as I go with these things. And I learned another lesson on Sunday with Graeme McDowell winning the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. No, not that a run at a PodloSlam is impossible. To always go with my gut, my first instinct. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; designatedhitter.

Get your fireworks fix without leaving Sanford For years, Sanford hosted its own community fireworks display. However, due to downturns in the economy and lacking financial support, people in Sanford have had to turn to other towns and cities for their pyrotechnic desires. However, there are a few ways to get your fireworks fix without leaving town. For instance, a quick drive around town on Sunday night will expose you to many booming displays. And many private communities, such as Carolina Trace, often host some satisfying displays for their community members. A great home-grown treat that has quietly gathered momentum and crowds is the firework display put on by Sanford Health and Rehabilitation in the field beside their building. The display starts at 9 p.m. on Sunday night at 2702 Farrell Road (click to view map), will be preceded by the Outhouse Band, and is free to the public. The display boasts â&#x20AC;&#x153;larger fireworks that can be seen from a distance,â&#x20AC;? according to Jimmy and Christine Ammons, who own the rehab center and organize the event. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; socialsanford.

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Smart phone focuses more on screen time By RACHEL METZ AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; As smart phones get bigger and brighter touch screens, the line between handsets and tablet computers has gotten blurry. The Droid X ($200 with a Verizon Wireless contract and rebate), the latest addition to Motorola Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular Droid smart phone line, purports to be on the handset side. In reality, the phone walks a tightrope between the two categories by packing a 4.3-inch touch screen, speedy processor and an 8-megapixel camera in a matte black package that runs Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Android operating system. All this screen real estate is great for multimedia fans, as videos, websites and photos look fantastic on the Droid X. And the phone has oodles of good features, too. Still, it is a phone, and chances are youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll want to make a call at some point â&#x20AC;&#x201D; something I found rather awkward due to its shape and size. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start with the screen. At 4.3 inches diagonally, it may not sound huge, but for a cell phone this is fairly enormous. For comparison, the iPhone 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generously sized screen is 3.5 inches and the original Droid phone, which Motorola released late last year, is 3.7. The Droid Xâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s screen isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just large; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also brilliant and crisp. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun to watch videos on it,

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battery life. It surprised me by lasting through a day of heavy usage, including lots of talk time, instant messaging, Web surfing and video watching. The big touch screen does have its drawbacks, though. While calls generally sounded good on the Droid X, I had a hard time talking on it while holding it up to my ear. The phone has a slim back that is wider at the top (where the camera and flash sit), and holding this ultra-wide slice next to my head never got comfortable. And watching â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shutter Islandâ&#x20AC;? made me realize the Droid X could benefit from having a kick stand like that on HTCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evo 4G phone, and a betterpositioned speaker. After about 20 minutes, I got sick of holding the phone at a good angle, and when I placed it on a flat surface it muffled the speaker on its back. The display also means that the phone is a backpocket handset, if you feel comfortable having it in your pocket at all. There was no way it would fit unobtrusively in the front of my jeans. The Droid X runs version 2.1 of Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Android operating system, which means it is easy to navigate and is filled with goodies like Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free turn-by-turn navigation application. It also can act as a wireless hot spot for connecting other phones or computers to the Web, which is a cool feature but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to pay Verizon an extra $20 per month to use it. The Droid X is slated to get even better later this summer, when Verizon upgrades it to the newest Android software, version 2.2, through an overthe-air download. That should make the phone run faster and improve the camera, though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already very capable.

Tech Bytes Facebook launches â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;permissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for apps, websites NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Facebook is rolling out a new feature that requires outside applications and websites to tell users exactly what parts of their profiles have to be shared for the apps to work. Applications already had to ask users for permission to access anything in their profiles that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t public. But these services didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to specify what information they were using. Such information can include your photos, your friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; birthdays or your e-mail address. Under the new policy, the services will say which aspects of a profile they will mine, but the user still wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to pick out which pieces they want to grant access to. They have to either grant permission or disallow the app from working at all. The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest online social network announced the change in April. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooperation with Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; privacy commissioner, who has been among the sharpest critics of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s privacy policies.

Google to add personal touches to news section SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Google Inc. is giving its users the chance to tailor the news to fit their interests. As part of a new look unveiled Wednesday, the English-language version of Googleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online news section is offering tools that will enable readers to specify what kinds of stories interest them. For instance, a reader can ask Google to highlight broad topics such as sports, entertainment or business. Readers can also choose something more specific, such as the Los Angeles Lakers. The news section will automatically show customized summaries, as long as the user is logged in. Users also can ask Google to exclude reports from newspapers, broadcasters and blogs that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like, although the company says some coverage from the ostracized media may still slip in.

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CHASE DICKENS Jeffrey â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chaseâ&#x20AC;? Dickens turned 5 years old June 16. His parents are Troy and Amy Dickens of Broadway. Grandparents are Jeff and April McBryde of Sanford and Hazel Womack and Roy Lee Dickens, both of Lillington. Great-grandparents are Beverly McBryde of Sanford, Stella Dickens of Lillington and Helen Riddick of Portsmouth, Va.

KAMRON MARTIN Kamron Martin turned 3 years old July 3. His parents are Karen Swann and Phillip Martin. Grandparents are Bobby and Jeri Ann Griffin and Donnie Swann, all of Sanford, and the late Stanley Earl McLeod. Godparents are Tracye and Jessie Hollings of Fayetteville and Nea Cosha Headen of Sanford.


SMITH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; WALLACE Tim and Donna Smith of Sanford announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Smith of Sanford, to Thomas James Wallace of Sanford. He is the son of Bill Wallace and Christi Wallace, both of Sanford. The wedding is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church. The couple met a a church youth group function while they were both in middle school.


Air Force Airman Arthur M. Casto graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline Casto and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Zinovia Casto of Lillington and Edward Casto of Erwin. Casto is a 2003 graduate of Triton High School in Erwin.

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Army Pvt. Andrew S. Worcester has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice,

physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman. He is the son of Cynthia McNiell of Pittsboro. Worcester is a 2002 graduate of River Mill Academy in Graham.

Sandi Ratway Sandi J. Ratway has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Ratway, a security forces craftsman, is assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She has served in the military for more than 19 years. She is the daughter of Richard C. Ratway of Manor, Texas, and Geraldine M. Cominski of Lillington. The master sergeant attended the Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Ala., where she received an associate degree in 2003 and in 2005. She earned a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in 2005 from Park University, Parkville, Mo.


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NATALIE DENKINS Natalie Ann Denkins turned 4 yars old June 23. Her parents are Joshua and Tracy Denkins of Sanford. Grandparents are Wayne and Peggy Deal, Benny and Brenda Denkins and Jan and Leo Smith, all of Sanford. Great-grandparents are Elizabeth Deal and Ernestine Black, both of Sanford.

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eg Davis has personally delivered eight of her 12 grandchildren. That may sound a little unusual, or like a case of being in the right place at the right time a few times too often, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not. Davis, who works at a local Sanford obstetrics practice, is a certified nurse midwife. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do many things OB/GYNs do, up to a certain point. Midwives are considered general practitioners,â&#x20AC;? Davis explained. In some form or another, midwifery dates back to ancient Egypt. Today, North Carolina requires practitioners to be certified through the American College of Nurse Midwives and maintain a level of continuing education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Essentially, we do gynecological care for women,â&#x20AC;? she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do pre-natal care, care through labor and delivery, and postpartum care. We do gynecological care for women from puberty through menopause.â&#x20AC;? So what separates a midwife from a doctor? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not surgeons. There are things doctors do that we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. But a hallmark of midwifery care is an emphasis on the care rather than the cure â&#x20AC;&#x201D; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to spend more time with the patient and provide more T.L.C.,â&#x20AC;? Peg continued. Peg stresses that an adherence to this philosophy isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a substitute for traditional doctors, with whom many midwives work hand-in-hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our doctors are great, and most practices are very busy. We sit and talk with families and see whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on. I know whose husbands are deployed and whose arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to emphasize the personal approach,

the family approach to pregnancy. We can be as medical as the doctors or we can be very basic â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it just depends on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desired and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required.â&#x20AC;? Peg reiterates the team approach she tends to take with doctors, noting that patients can get â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best of both worldsâ&#x20AC;? by consulting with a doctor as well as a midwife. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lots of times Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m managing the labor, and the doctors manage the medications. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very collaborative model,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The patients get the extra T.L.C. and the schmoozing of the midwife plus the technical expertise of the doctors. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very much about patient choice.â&#x20AC;? Midwives arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t everywhere, though they seem to be growing in popularity. When Davis started at the OB/GYN practice in 1996, she and her colleagues worked about one afternoon per week. Now she estimates having delivered between 200 and 250 babies annually for the past several years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once women decided that Midwives were a viable option, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked more and more. Our goal is for a happy birth and a healthy baby. We want their experience to be something women look back on for the rest of their lives as a great experience,â&#x20AC;? she said. Women interested in seeking the care of a midwife can contact Central Carolina Hospital at 800-483-6385 to get a list of certified midwives in the area. â?? Columns from Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford will appear in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carolina section each week.

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ach family and every vicinity has its own way of celebrating holidays. While growing up in Buckhorn community in the 1950â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there â&#x20AC;&#x153;werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;tâ&#x20AC;? any discharging of cannons, ringing of bells, or drinking of toasts (perhaps some nipping of white lightning behind closed doors) on the Fourth of July. Our holiday parade consisted of Grandpa, Aunt Gladys, Mama, Daddy and us three â&#x20AC;&#x153;youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;unsâ&#x20AC;? walking a beeline to a favorite fishing spot. There were no fireworks unless it was Grandpa (Puzie Lett) or Daddy (Bud Lett) raising Cain about us kids acting like wild alley cats. Now, country folks didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much use for what the â&#x20AC;&#x153;givernmentâ&#x20AC;? called holidays, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;cause Grandpa said such events were for â&#x20AC;&#x153;citifiedâ&#x20AC;? people who had easy jobs with too much time on their hands. However, on Independence Day my family usually avoided putting tobacco in the barn and would cut back on farm chores so we could do something special. One of my favorite Fourth of July outings was a trip through the woods to a popular fishing place called the Kelly Hole located about a mile from Grandpaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s country store. There was an extra treat: all along the way we could pick and eat blackberries. Mama (Ruby) insisted we wear long shirts and britches to avoid the attack of mosquitoes and chiggers (or redbugs) and to protect us from briars and brush on the long walk. With our cane fishing poles and tin buckets in hand we headed off through the woods, blazing new trails and beating the bushes for fresh blackberries. Yum! When we arrived at the fishing site we sat on the banks and ate blackberries while casting our lines into the water. What I hated most was baiting the hooks with live crickets and worms with the same fingers used for eating blackberries. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind the stained hands from natural blackberry dye but I felt guilty about killing those cute little worms and chirping crickets. When I asked my Daddy, real nicelike, to â&#x20AC;&#x153;please, purr-ty

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pleaseâ&#x20AC;? bait the hooks he would usually do so without much hassle but my brother Jimmy would taunt me â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are your hands broke?â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prissy little girl, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even bait a hook!â&#x20AC;? Despite Mamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s protests Daddy, Jimmy, my sister Carolyn, and I ate almost as many blackberries as we picked, pigging out non-stop until we were bloated. Just as well our stomachs were full because by the time we got home â&#x20AC;Ś we could hold back a little bit while Mama prepared a batch for a cobbler. Back at the farm the menfolk would clean the fish (thank God), and we prissy girls would wash and cap the blackberries for dessert as well as get them ready for Mama and Aunt Gladys to can a dozen jars of blackberry jelly. All of us practically dried up the well while hosing down our bodies in hopes of destroying poison ivy and poison oak just waiting to make our lives unbearable with itchy rashes. Carolyn and I painted our chigger bites all over with fingernail polish, hoping to suffocate the redbugs that burrowed in our skin. Actually the bugs were probably better for us than the dyes and chemicals in the polish, but it sure was fun polka dotting our whole body with the likes of Pink Passion and Red Rage! Meanwhile Daddy would get out the ice cream freezer and start cranking while we took turns churning the milk, sugar and vanilla into homemade ice cream. Then we would sit down to a mighty fine supper â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fried fish, fried cornbread, homemade slaw, sweet tea, and of course, blackberry cobbler covered with vanilla ice cream. The next morning Mama made pancakes. While some folks preferred molasses mixed with butter

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS â&#x2013; Lucas Keith Markham, born May 17, son of David Keith Markham and Amber Marie Akridge, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Tony Akridge, Rhonda Carter Sutherland and Gloria Markham, all of Sanford, and the late David Markham Sr. (FHMRH) â&#x2013;  Noah Daniel Langston, born May 23, son of Daniel Lorin Langston Jr. and Tiffany Danielle Griffis, both of Cameron. Grandparents are Sherry Godfrey and Shelia and Randall McGhee, all of Sanford, and Daniel and Pam Langston of Albemarle. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Triston Isaiah Williams, born June 9, son of Erica N. Kaszewski of Sanford. Grandparents are Jennifer Welch and Jeremy Gaddy, both of Sanford, and Edward Koszewski of Erie, Pa. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Samantha Ivey Davis, born June 9, daughter of Ashley and Christopher Davis of Sanford. Grandparents are Harry and Teresa Haigler and Dale and Ann Lawrence,

all of Sanford, Susan Davis of Lillington and Danny Davis of Cameron. (CCH) â&#x2013; Justin Paul Combs Jr., born June 9, son of Ashley Nicole Saunders and Justin Paul Combs Sr., both of Sanford. Grandparents are Teressa and Allyn Coggins. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Jaiden Kailey Raine Carpenter, born June 9, daughter of Megan Elaine Friend and Brandon Edwin Carpenter, both of Broadway. Grandparents are Riki Morley and Sherry Caroll, both of Sanford, Robert Lemley Sr. of Moncure and Jerry Vedder of Daytona, Fla. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Nevaeh Jazayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mizell, born June 10, daughter of Angela Maire Knight and Travis Lee Mizell, both of Sanford. Grandparents are Estelle and Donald Lassister of Suffolk, Va., and the late Margret Ann Knight. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Adriana Marina-Liliana Navarro, born June 12, daughter of Carol Gray of Sanford. Grand-

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or Karo syrup (the one that said on the label â&#x20AC;&#x153;gives your pancake a college educationâ&#x20AC;?), our favorite topping was blackberry jelly. You have not really tasted the best mouth-watering pancakes until you have eaten them with fresh blackberry jelly, a house specialty from motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen, fondly referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rubyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant.â&#x20AC;? As we youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;uns turned into teenagers, Mama and Daddy would drive us to Sanford 12 miles away on Fourth of July so we could see the sky light up with fireworks. We watched in awe as someone somewhere mysteriously stirred up a bunch of colorful explosions in the pitch black sky to lighten our spirits and brighten our lives. Looking back I realize our celebration of Fourth of July reflected a greater reality â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the American dream â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and we experienced our freedom by roaming the woods, fetching a mess of food, running wild, and celebrating life. On the Lett farm in Buckhorn community life was ripe for the pickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; every day even though at the time we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know we had it so good. We lived in a land of plenty â&#x20AC;&#x201D; lots of mighty fine folks, an abundance of good eating, and plenty of mosquito bites. Yes, we had pert-near anything country folks could ever â&#x20AC;&#x153;want forâ&#x20AC;?! Now, every Independence Day Grandpa is looking down from Heaven and Gladys is kicking up her heels â&#x20AC;&#x2122;cause she ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t canning and freezing. Daddy and Mama are relaxing on the bank of a river called Paradise. We still miss them, especially on holidays, when weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re cooking and eating and talking a mile a minute at my sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house where life is ripe for the pickinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; every day...with or without blackberries! â?? AlexSandra Lett is writing a book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going Crazy â&#x20AC;Ś Getting Sane.â&#x20AC;? She is a professional speaker and the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Natural Living, From Stress to Rest;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Timeless Place, Lettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Set a Spell at the Country Store;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timeless Moons, Seasons of the Fields and Matters of the Heart;â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Timeless Recipes and Remedies, Country Cooking, Customs, and Cures;â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coming Home to my Country Heart, Timeless Reflections about Work, Family, Health, and Spirit.â&#x20AC;? Lett can be reached at (919) 2589299 or

parents are Carol and Paul Gray Sr. of Sanford. (CCH) â&#x2013; Dynasty Denice Wilkerson, born June 15, daughter of Whittney Shekman Wilkerson of Broadway. Grandparents are Tommy and Michelle Wilkerson of Broadway and Sharon Neal of Sanford. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Layla Ann Battle, born June 15, daughter of Jessica Monique Battle of Sanford. Grandparents are Bobby and Belinda Battle of Sanford. Great-grandparents are Mozella Graham of Cameron and Sophia Battle of Sanford. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Brayden James Crews, born June 16, son of Sarah and Shawn Crews of Broadway. Grandparents are Margie and Joey Echols and Jeffrey Crews, all of Broadway. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Joniely Iviana Reyes Fortes, born June 16, daughter of Niurka Fortes and Johnny Reyes, both of Sanford. Grandmother is Carmen Rodriguez of Sanford. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Leah Grace Nordquist, born June 17, daughter of Casey and Jimmy Nordquist of Sanford. Grandparents are

Eddie and Kelly Draper of Carthage and Leo and Martha Nordquist of Sanford. (CCH) â&#x2013; Jeremiah Caleb Decipulo, born June 18, son of Yoraidyl N. and Raymond A. Decipulo II. Grandparents are Lourdes N. Lopez, Jose C. Delgadillo, Consuelo Solorzano and Raymond Decipulo. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Aiden Patrick Payne, born June 18, son of Jessica Nicole and Sean Patrick Payne of Lillington. Grandparents are Sharon and Bryan Sholder of Lillington, Alan and Regina Jones and Christina and Sean Payne Sr., all of Spring Lake. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Tyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Vieon Jamier McLean, born June 18, son of Neacosha S. Headen of Sanford. Grandparents are Joyce McNeill of Sanford and Tony Swann of Olivia. (CCH) â&#x2013;  Jarielys Ivany Salvatierra, born June 18, daughter of Janira Maritza and Jorge Antonio Salvatierra of Sanford. Grandparents are Margarita and Ernesto Luis Gonzalez of Brooklyn, N.Y. (CCH)

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EXCHANGE CLUB OF SANFORD The Exchange Club of Sanford held its annual installation of officers banquet on the evening of June 24. Outgoing President Henry Stewart welcomed everyone and after the invocation by club member Brian Crissman and the Pledge by member Steve Stewart, the members and their guests were treated to dinner. President Stewart awarded Mickey Parish, Nick Porter, Donell Lee and Elwell Turner Presidential Awards for their past year of service to the club. After, new club member George Caulder was installed accompanied by his sponsor, Brian Crissman. Charter member Kenneth Hoyle had the honor of installing Caulder by reading The Exchange Club Convenant of Service. Hoyle also installed The Exchange Club of Sanford’s President for 2010-2011, Mickey Parish. After Hoyle installed Stewart as vice president, Porter as secretary, Lee as treasurer and Steve Stewart, Brian Crissman, Terry Nixon and Elwell Turner as members of the board of directors, past President Stewart passed on the gavel to Parish. The first duty for President Parish was to present the past President award to Stewart. Parish thanked Stewart for his devotion to the club and praised him for having a successful year as President. Parish thanked the club members for his appointment and told them it was going to be an honor to serve as the club’s 55th president. Parish then introduced club member John McLendon who presented the 2009-2010 Exchangite of the Year award to Henry Stewart for his tremendous service to the club over the past year. The banquet concluded after the drawing of the door prizes with Harold Harrington taking home the grand prize. The Exchange Club of Sanford meets every Thursday at its clubhouse at the Sanford Golf Course. Members are encouraged to invite a guest.

KIWANIS CLUB OF LEE COUNTY President Matt Jackson presided over the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Lee County held at Davison’s Steaks on June 23. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Helen Culberson and the invocation was given by David Caplan. The project fund tickets were sold by Drew Lucas, and Margaret Murchison was the winner. Happy dollars came from Murchison and John Payne. Jackson welcomed everyone and reminded the membership that the raffle tickets for the annual fundraiser would be distributed at the next meeting. He also read a thank you note from scholarship recipient Abigail Tucker. John Payne introduced Stephanie Romelczyk a horticulture agent with

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ABOVE: On June 24, the Exchange Club of Sanford installed officers and board members for the coming year. Pictured are: (front row, left to right) Terry Nixon, board member; Steve Stewart, board member; Brian Crissman, board member, (back row) Elwell Turner, board member; Nick Porter, secretary; Henry Stewart, vice president; Mickey Parish, president; Donell Lee, treasurer; and George Caulder, new member.

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Speaking to the Kiwanis Club of Lee County on June 23, is Stephanie Romelczyk, a horticulture agent with the Lee County Extension Center. Also pictured is Kiwanis of Lee President Matt Jackson (left) and Immediate Past President John Payne (right).


LEFT: At the annual awards night on June 24, is member John McClendon (right) presenting the Exchangite of the Year Award to Henry Stewart (left).


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Sanford Lion John Burns (right), veteran club treasurer, was honored with the Lion of the Year Award on June 24 at the club’s officer installation and awards night. The silver bowl to which winners’ names are inscribed was presented by outgoing president Richard Hendley (center) with Burns’ wife, Chris, at left. Burns has been in the Sanford Lions Club for 23 years and served as treasurer the past six years.

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Sanford Lions Club new officers for the 2010-11 year gather following induction ceremonies held on June 24, at the Lions Fairgrounds. Pictured (left to right) are Nick Novosel, first vice president; directors Preston Spence and John Poindexter; Richard Holshouser, second vice president; Don Morton, president-elect; Dr. Marvin Joyner, president; Bob Nelson, treasurer; George Kostrewa, tail twister; Anne Edens, Branch Club coordinator; and Robert Douglas, lion tamer. the Lee County Extension Center and the speaker for the day. Prepared with lawn and garden soil sample kits, Romelczyk shared planting tips and methods of preserving what you have already growing. She captured the audience for 30 minutes and remained after the meeting was adjourned for numerous questions specific to summertime growing concerns. For more information, she encouraged contacting her at (919) 775-5624 or stephanie_romelczyk@ . Jackson adjourned the meeting with the following Turkish Proverb, “No road is long with good company.”

SANFORD LIONS CLUB Dr. Marvin Joyner was installed as the new Sanford Lions Club president during ceremonies held June 24, and retiring club treasurer John Burns was honored as the Lion of the Year for 2009-10.

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Outgoing President Richard Hendley had charge of the program in which he pointed out the many accomplishments of the club over the past year. He recognized committee chairmen and project leaders and all the Lions Club members who made it all possible. Last club year’s charitable donations topped $31,000, Hendley said. Those projects included White Cane funds for the blind, $8,800; Matching Funds to help blind services, $6,000; Christmas gifts for the blind, $4,000; Camp Dogwood for the Blind, $3,000; Relay for Life, $3,000; Boys and Girls Home, $2,000; College Scholarships, $1,500; Lee County Extension Service, $1,000; Camp Dogwood Campers, $800; and the VIP Fishing Tournament for blind residents, $500, among others. Hendley also cited Lion projects that benefit thousands of children each year including vi-

sion screening assistance in schools, the Children’s Day reading program held at the Lee Regional Fair, and providing soccer fields for the Sanford Area Soccer League and sponsorship through the Lions Branch Club of the Leo Lions Club for teenagers, and support of the 4-H program. Also, Sanford Lions collected 2,225 pairs of used eyeglasses this past year that are rehabilitated and distributed to the needy around the world. Hendley said it was a great personal honor to present Burns with the Lion of the Year Award. He said Burns was a constant source of knowledge and support in all business matters of the club and he could not have served as effectively the past year without him. Burns, a Lion since 1987, has been treasurer since 2004 during which time a number of changes and advances have occurred with the Lee Regional Fair and club in

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general requiring extensive focus on finances. And Burns was honored for working tirelessly in directing the club’s budget during this period of growth. Past District Governor Dave Martin officiated over the induction of new offiers. In addition to Dr. Marvin Joyner as president, others include Don Morton, presidentelect; Nick Novosel, first vice president; Richard Holshouser, second vice president; Dan Hruby, secretary; Bob Nelson, treasurer; George Kostrewa and Ishmael Rivera, tail twisters; and Robert Douglas, lion tamer. Anne Edens will serve as coordinator of the Lions Branch Club. John Poindexter and Preston Spence were sworn in as new directors. A number of Lions

were also recognized for perfect attendance. They included Bill Holt with 22 years, Reggie Jackson with 20 years, Danny Duggins, 12, Reggie Miller, 7, Roy Cashion, 2, and Sidney Boaz, Andy Childress and Woody Seymour with one year of perfect attendance.

SAN-LEE SUNRISE ROTARY President Marcy Santini opened the meeting with the Quote of the Week: “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” — George Carlin. Andy Manhardt led the Rotary invocation, and Charles Oldham led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Club guest Harris Ray was recognized. In ‘Good News‚’ Larry Mintz had high praise for N.C. State’s choice of Debbie Yow as the University’s new athletic director. Larry worked with Ms. Yow at the University of Maryland. Ashley Hinman gave a medical report on Dave Merriman, stating Dave is leaving his stint in rehab. Ashley reported he recently spent some time in the hospital due to an adverse reaction to medication. Mike Thomas reported a joyful reunion by email with a young lady from Belarus who lived with the Thomas family for a year after the Chernoble disaster. The young lady was 11 years old in 1998 when she came to live with them. Sheriff Carter reported the breakup of a theft operation in the County, and Andy Manhardt reported he has completed the makeready for renting of his daughter’s condo in Myrtle Beach. In ‘Club News‚’ President Santini shared two ‘thank you’ cards from Boys and Girls Club of Sanford/Lee County and Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA). President Santini reminded the membership there will be no San-Lee Sunrise meeting on July 5. San-Lee Sunrise Rotarian Paul Dauphin will present a program on deep water oil drilling on July 12. In ‘Community News‚’ President Santini put in a plug for ‘Function at the Junction’ 2010 Summer Concert Series at Depot Park, every Thursday at 7 p.m. June through September. The July 8 Junction Function will be the Heart of Carolina Jazz Band, and July 15 will

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San-Lee Sunrise Rotary President Marcy Santini introduced San-Lee Sunrise Rotarian Leslie Cox for a program describing the benefits and process of Rotary membership and how each Rotary Club strives for a membership that is a representation of its community interest. be Swift Creek Revival bluegrass band. President Santini introduced Leslie Cox for a program describing the benefits and process of Rotary membership and how each Rotary Club strives for a membership that is a representation of its community interest. Rotary membership offers many benefits: effecting change within the community, developing leadership skills, gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues, and developing relationships with community and business leaders. President Santini led the “Four Way Test.” ❏ Club News appears Sundays in The Herald. To submit your news, e-mail by Tuesday, 5 p.m., for your news to appear in the following Sunday’s Carolina section.


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The Sandhills Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. announced its intake of 17 new members. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Pictured are (front row) Dwan Wall, Valerie Nelson, Ophelia Livingston, Jocelyn McKoy, Ann Long, (second row) Kelley Creacy, Tracy Morrison, Tina Tasker, Charmyka Marrow, (third row) Ginger Baldwin, Barbra Partridge, Rhonda Williams, (fourth row) Tyrongella Davis, Poterressia Barnes, Elfreda Mack, (fifth row) Lavelle McLean and Tammy Morrison.


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the community you’re considering have good medical facilities nearby? and are two good websites to help you research this. Also, to search for doctors in your new location that accept Medicare, visit medicare. gov and click on “Facilities & Doctors” or call 800-633-4227. is another good resource for researching new doctors. ❏ Transportation: If you plan to travel much, or expect frequent visits from your kids or grandkids, convenient access to an airport or train station is a nice advantage. Another consideration is public transportation. Since most retirees give up driving in their 80s, what services will be available? The area aging agency (call 800-677-1116 to get the local number) can help you with this. ❏ Recreation and work: Depending on your hobbies and interests — golf, fishing, art, music, continuing education and more — your retirement destination should meet your needs. Or, if you’re interested in occupying your time with full time or part time work or by volunteering, what kinds of opportunities are available?

Test the Water Once you find a location you’re interested in, it’s wise to make multiple visits at different times of the year so you can get a feel for the seasonal weather changes. It’s also prudent to rent for a year before buying a home or making a commitment to a retirement community. You may find that you like the area more as a vacation spot than as a year-round residence. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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56 Defe n d a n t ’s t e s t i m o n y, maybe 58 Elton J o h n a n d Paul M c Ca r t n e y 59 Miró Museum arch i t e c t J o s é Luis _ _ _ 60 Word of greed 61 In __ _ ( u n m o v e d ) 63 What m o s t Mormons do 66 Break s u p 68 Rout 71 Napr o x e n , commercially 73 Doub l e - b r e a s t e d winte r we a r 74 Grea t l y d e s i r e s 76 Moran and Gray 78 Think, in olden times 79 Financial aid facto r 80 One taking a bow? 82 When the tempest occurs in “The Te m p e s t ” 84 Grandson of Adam 8 7 B i t o f v i d e o g e a r, for short 88 Iran 92 When written three times, frate r n i t y i n “Revenge of the Nerds” 93 Lets off 95 Hindu i s m , e . g . : Abbr. 96 Dentist’s request 97 Swedish toast 98 Actress Hatcher and others 9 9 L a rg e p l a n e s have two 101 Attorney general under Reagan

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FULL OF ANGST The five most memorable teen angst films By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic

LOS ANGELES — The ’tween girls who are fanatical about the “Twilight” series may not be aware of this, but Bella, Edward and Jacob did not invent teen angst. Sure, every word and glance between them feels like the end of the world, but it’s felt that way for a long time now. With the release this week of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” the third film in the franchise, here’s a look at some other movies in which, like omigod, everything was super-dramatic: ■ “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955): The mother of all teen-angst movies, full of parents who just don’t understand and kids who eloquently express their frustration and disillusionment. James Dean’s performance as a young rebel who moves to Los Angeles and clashes with bullies is considered the best work of his short life, and since the film came out a month after his fatal car crash, it added further hype to his tragic persona. Looking at Robert Pattinson as teen vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” films, it’s clear Dean is the inspiration: the wavy hair and sideburns, the jeans, the perpetually sullen expression. If only Dean could have sparkled in the sun... ■ “American Graffiti” (1973): Directed and cowritten by pre-“Star Wars” George Lucas and inspired by his own teenage years in Modesto, Calif., this coming-of-age dramedy nonetheless has great universality. There’s plenty of fun to be had here over an August night in 1962, with longtime friends cruising the main drag — joking, flirting, getting into trouble — one last time before heading off to col-

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ABOVE: Natalie Wood and James Dean are shown in a scene from, “Rebel Without A Cause,” from 1955. LEFT: Kristen Stewart, left, and James Pattinson are shown in a scene from, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

lege. But Lucas also keenly captures the sensation of being in flux, of having to carve out a new identity between adolescence and adulthood, and all the nervousness and nostalgia that go along with that. Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss lead a great, young cast. ■ “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982): Bracingly honest about the way teens talk and relate, this comedy is an early demonstration of writer Cameron Crowe’s excellent ear for dialogue. The plot basically follows a year in the life of a group of high-school students, but it consists of a series of perfectly observed moments. “Fast Times” seemed superracy in its day, with its subplots about teen sex and pregnancy, but not gratuitously so. Between the soundtrack (Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, The

Go-Go’s) and the cast of then-unknowns (Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Forest Whitaker), it’s a classic and a quintessential example of the genre. ■ “The Breakfast Club” (1985): You could also insert “Sixteen Candles” in this space, or “Pretty in Pink,” or any number of John Hughes movies. Teen narcissism was the man’s bread and butter. But “The Breakfast Club” was the heaviest of them all; its characters took their navel-gazing the most seriously. It also had that star-studded Brat Pack cast of Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall, which makes it more representative of the era than other Hughes films. Lots of fun parts, for sure — Bender messing with Mr. Vernon, the whole crew of Saturday-deten-

tion misfits racing through the high-school halls. But the crying and confession on the library floor are what you remember most. ■ “Say Anything ...” (1989): That image of John Cusack, holding a boom box over his head and blaring Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes,” has become iconic, shorthand, even a bit of a cliche, but it says it all. Once again from Crowe — this time directing as well as writing — but here he shows his romantic side. “Say Anything ...” is all about longing for that first love, even though, on paper, that person may not be right for you. Doesn’t matter. The obsession and torment, the vulnerability and doubt are all part of the process. And by showing all those sides of his character, Cusack forged his on-screen persona as a leading man for the rest of us.

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Pampers offers designer diapers CINCINNATI (AP) — The Procter & Gamble Co. is aiming to make disposable diapers fashionable. Popular designer Cynthia Rowley has designed 11 styles of Pampers, including pastels, stripes, madras and ruffles. P&G said Wednesday they’ll be offered in Target Corp. stores beginning in midJuly. Jodi Allen, a P&G baby care vice president, says in a statement that diaper performance comes first, but parents consider the look important, too. Prettier diapers will be pricier. A pack of about two dozen of the toddler-size diapers will have a suggested retail price of $15.99, about $6 above plainer versions. Pampers is the No. 1 worldwide brand in sales for the Cincinnati-based consumer products maker that also has Tide detergent, Crest toothpaste and other brands. P&G spokeswoman

Tricia Higgins said Wednesday the Rowley design diapers are expected to be sold throughout the summer, and possibly after, depending on their reception. Dallas-based competitor Kimberly-Clark Corp. last month launched U.S. sales of Huggies Jeans Diapers, giving babies’ bottoms a denim style for the summer. P&G’s designer diapers all come with the company’s new Dry Max technology. This year’s debut of Dry Max, promoted as 20 percent thinner than previous diapers, has been plagued by consumer complaints that they can cause severe rashes. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the complaints, which have also triggered lawsuits. P&G says it has found no evidence that the diapers are more likely to cause rashes.


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What happened to woman from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gimme Shelterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;?

Q: Whatever happened to the female singer on the Rolling Stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gimme Shelterâ&#x20AC;?? Did she ever succeed on her own?

A: The distinctive voice you hear on one of the Stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best songs is American singer Merry Clayton. Born on Christmas day in 1948 (notice the seasonal spelling of her first name), Clayton made her recording debut at the age of 14 when she sang a duet with Bobby Darin in 1962. She soon established herself as one of the best backup singer in the business. She was a member of Ray Charlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Raelettes in the early 60s and also sang backup vocals throughout the 60s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s on songs by Elvis Presley, Neil Young, Joe Cocker, and Tom Jones. After her memorable performance on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gimme Shelterâ&#x20AC;?, Clayton released a solo album titled Gimme Shelter which included her version of the song. Although she did not have any major hits, she managed to have a few minor R&B hits in the early 70s. Besides â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gimme Shelterâ&#x20AC;?, her most memorable sessions as a backup singer include appearing on Carole Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic

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the Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ugliest Dog Contest advertising a free checkup from celebrity vet Karen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Docâ&#x20AC;? Halligan and signed Princess Abby up. After three rounds of competition, Princess Abby won $2,600, a modeling contract and $1,000 worth of clothes and doggy gear from contest sponsor House of Dog in Los Angeles, a photo shoot with pet photographer Grace Chon, a trip to New York for appearances on the morning talk shows and a 6-foot

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name is on a gravestone in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, Ga., the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hometown. Apparently, Betts and others in the band enjoyed the quiet and solitude the cemetery offered, although legend has it that it was a good place to enjoy other gifts of nature. He saw the name and decided to dedicate the song to her. She was born in 1845 and died in 1935. Incidentally, Rose Hill Cemetery is also where both Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley are buried. Each was killed in a similar motorcycle accident in almost the identical location a little more than a year apart.

Merry Clayton, who provided her pipes to the Rolling Stonesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gimme Shelter,â&#x20AC;? has spent the past 20 years as a gospel singer. album, Tapestry, and singing on Lynyrd Skynyrdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Home Alabamaâ&#x20AC;?. In 1972, Clayton was the first person to play the role of the Acid Queen in a production of The Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tommy. Many years later, she acted in the 1987 movie Maid to Order and had a recurring role in the final season of Cagney & Lacey. In the 90s, she returned to singing, primarily as a gospel singer. Q: I was recently listening to the Allman trophy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To win, oh my gosh. I was shocked,â&#x20AC;? Francis said. Princess Abby cinched the victory when she started dancing for treats on stage, said Vicki DeArmon, marketing director for the fair and producer of the dog contest. Usually the dog with the most personality wins, DeArmon said. A majority of the dogs entered in the contest were rescues and at least half were hairless Chinese crested dogs. Halligan said most of Princess Abbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems were caused by inbreeding, telling the crowd the dog was the perfect poster

Brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; album, At Fillmore East. It has a killer instrumental called â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.â&#x20AC;? Who was Elizabeth Reed? A: â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Memory of Elizabeth Reedâ&#x20AC;? is among the Allman Brothers Bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-known works. It originally appeared on the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second studio release, 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Idlewild South. Composed by guitarist Dicky Betts, the song was his and the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first original instrumental to appear on an Allman child for having pets spayed and neutered. Dancing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only trick Princess Abby knows. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She likes to sleep,â&#x20AC;? Francis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m no spring chicken so we are well matched. We both like to sleep as much as we can.â&#x20AC;? After Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contest, Francis couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the trophy in her car, so she put the top of her old convertible down and drove off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I could do was laugh and act crazy,â&#x20AC;? Francis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People were honking and waving. I felt like, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Here she comes, Miss America.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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drugstore soda jerks and made the cold, carbonated concoctions easier to find in some places than plain water.Huffman has more than 700 vintage machines in a museum at his Antiquities Vending Co. in the Caldwell County town of Granite Falls, just outside Hickory. The collection is both a roadside attraction and a working archive of parts and operating systems for nearly every make and model of soda vending machine produced from 1925 to the late 1970s. Many are thought to be the only complete examples of their kind.

Brothers Band album. The structure of the song and the interplay between the various players and their solos has been favorably compared to some of the finest jazz recordings. In fact, Duane Allman confessed at the time to having been heavily influenced by the playing of Miles Davis and John Coltrane on Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; landmark record, Kind of Blue. As for the songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s namesake, she has no connection whatsoever to Betts or anyone else in the band. Rather, Elizabeth Reedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Huffmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main source of income is repairing and restoring vintage machines in a small shop adjacent to the former cotton mill building that houses the museum and a banquet hall he rents for special events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can pretty much put together anything anybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got,â&#x20AC;? said Huffman, who loves a mechanical challenge. When he gets a Vendolator that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vend or a Tyler Champion that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t chill, he can unlock the museum, open the door on his complete version of the identical device and figure out whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong. If he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy a replacement part, Huffman has a machinist copy one from the museum model.





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NOSTALGIA PAYS OFF This unintended career arc began in 1989 when Huffman was 21 years old, thumbing through a Sharper Image catalog that offered a restored round-top glass-door Cavalier 96 for more than $6,000. It reminded him of the machine in the old Galaxy Food Store in Granite Falls, where he bought 10ounce Orange Suncrests for a quarter when he was a barefoot kid. What ever happened to that old machine? Later, wandering through an antiques mall in Columbia, S.C., he found the model heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d seen in the catalog, but unrestored and just $350. Smelling a deal, he charged it to his credit card and installed it in his apartment. He found another one, and put that into service in a hair salon. Another shop owner saw it and wanted one, and a business was born. Huffman still has 120 machines in service, which he stocks with 40 flavors of soft drinks, all in glass bottles. He never, ever deals in cans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Glass is a better package,â&#x20AC;? he said. One of his machines stands against a wall of the oak-floored Granite Hardware store in town, near the galvanized wash tubs and the bug-zappers. Clerk Lisa Arrowood says a fair number of people come in just to buy a cold

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in my love, just as I have obeyed my Fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be completeâ&#x20AC;? (John 15:10-11). Self-denial. Jesus said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If any man would come after me he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very selfâ&#x20AC;? (Luke 9:23-25). Serving others. Jesus said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant will also be. My Father will honor the one who serves meâ&#x20AC;? (John 12:26). Unhappy people serve themselves. Happy people serve others. I have never met a person who did not want to be happy, but I have met a lot of people were unhappy. They were unhappy because they believed what the world has to say rather than what God has to say. The roads they thought would lead them in the direction of happiness became meaningless detours. For example, I stopped a few months ago in Wilmington at a red light. The car stopped in front of me had a Florida license plate and contained three message stickers. On the back glass one said â&#x20AC;&#x153;University of North Carolina at Wilmington.â&#x20AC;? On the left side of the back bumper one said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe in Sex, Drugs, and Rock-N-Rollâ&#x20AC;?. One on the right side of the bumper said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe in Individualism.â&#x20AC;? The driver, very likely a student at UNCW, probably believes these sentiments are signposts on the road to happiness. When the light turned green she pulled away. I wish I had had the opportunity to tell her that she is on the wrong road. Genuine happiness is never found on a road that leads to a dead end.

Cheerwine or Mountain Dew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to lay off,â&#x20AC;? she says, but succumbs to a Sundrop once in a while.

GO ASK MAMA At 43, and stout as a Westinghouse refrigerator cabinet, Huffman drinks only the diet versions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Co-Cola,â&#x20AC;? is how he pronounces the brand name, in an accent as sweet as grape Nehi. He has a story for every machine he has: how it was designed, where it was built, where it was found. They turn up in barns, storage buildings, in old businesses whose owners turned out the lights one evening and never came back. Huffman can restore the most forlorn machines to their former glory, with polished chrome and a professional paint job in Coke red or Pepsi blue. In more than 20 years of business, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only had three women buy machines for themselves. But a lot of the men say they have to ask their wivesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; permission. Huffman offers them his secret weapon, a 1940s-era Coca-Cola logo featuring a little blue-eyed boy that he can reproduce on the machines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Go show her that little boy,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It never fails.â&#x20AC;? Restored, the machines end up in businesses or home game rooms, delivering memories in a bottle.

Sunday, July 4, 2010  

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Sunday, July 4, 2010  

The Sanford Herald