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RALEIGH (AP) — The Republican congressional candidate implies in a campaign ad that building a mosque near ground zero would be a victory for terrorists. Republican tea party candidate Renee Ellmers of Dunn started airing the 30-second ad Wednesday. It begins by claiming that Muslims built mosques to celebrate Ellmers war conquests hundreds of years ago. A narrator then says, “now they want to build a mosque by ground zero.” Ellmers says terrorists should be told that there will never be a mosque there. The proposed community center and mosque would be two blocks from ground zero in New York Ellmers questions why Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge hasn’t taken a position on the topic, but an Etheridge spokesman said that he has never thought building the site close to ground zero was a good idea.

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Russian quartet to perform Sunday By JENNIFER GENTILE jgentile@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD — Translated from Latin, their name means “I believe” The moniker seems fitting for Credo — a Russian quartet whose specialty is sacred music of the Eastern tradition. According to Irina Grinberg, director of the St. Petersburg-based group, “Each of the singers professes a deep belief in the ministry of their musical works.” “They demonstrate their great understanding of the substance of the divine liturgies,” Grinberg said via e-mail correspondence. “Indeed, they are believers in the grace, beauty and divine nature of the gift of singing.” Founded eight years ago, Credo is a young quartet composed of professional a cappella singers. All were trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and other musical colleges. The group tours the United States each year and has stops

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Vol. 80, No. 222 Serving Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties in the heart of North Carolina

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Sunflowers on Avents Ferry Road in Lee County show signs of the recent drought Wednesday afternoon. Central North Carolina has experienced unusually high temperatures and minimal rain amounts for the month of September.

DOESN’T FEEL LIKE FALL Hot, dry September gets worse with record-breaking heat today By JENNIFER GENTILE

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SANFORD — Today may be the first day of fall, but local residents will have to wait a little longer for that telltale nip in the air. As of Wednesday afternoon, temperatures exceeded 90 degrees, and more of the same is expected today and into the weekend. The extreme heat is a continuation of this summer’s trend, when high temperatures set records throughout North Carolina. According to Michael Moneypenny, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service, the Triangle area has experienced more than 90 days of 90-degree-and-above temperatures. The month of June ended six degrees above normal, he said,

After a few more days of near-record heat, the National Weather Service forecasts a cold front moving through Central North Carolina Sunday, leading to high temperatures in the upper 70s with lows in the mid-50s.

Lake Willett shows signs of the recent drought and low water levels on Wednesday afternoon. and September is running about 4 degrees above normal. “High pressure has been our dominant feature over the summer,” Moneypenny said.

In addition to the sweltering temperatures, Moneypenny said, “We’ve had almost no rain at all in September.” The combination of heat and dryness

have caused people and plants alike to languish. Local farmer John Gross, who owns Gross Farms with his wife, Tina, said the conditions have been especially hard on his soybean and tobacco crops. “They say we’re only in a moderate drought, but I think it’s severe,” Gross said. “The soybeans are really suffering

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CHATHAM COUNTY

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Film fest focuses on ‘green’

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PITTSBORO — For filmmaker Matthew Barr, movies are about making a difference even more than artistic fulfillment. The associate professor of film production at UNCGreensboro has captured the detrimental effects of outsourcing on a Virginia furniture market and the impact of real estate development and the rise of imported seafood on a North Carolina fishing community. His latest film is “Hungry for Green: Feeding the World Sustainably.” With award-

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HAPPENING TODAY The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will host a member orientation geared toward teaching businesses how to take advantage of chamber membership. The program begins at 11:45 a.m., and lunch will be provided. RSVP at www.sanford-nc.com. CALENDAR, PAGE 2A

A still from the film, “Hungry for Green: Feeding the World Sustainably,” one of several films to be shown at a film festival at Fearrington Village in Chatham County Tuesday night.

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Authorities waited Wednesday for the return of the man accused of killing a police chief’s daughter and the autopsy report that may force them to revisit an early murder charge. Michael Neal Harvey, 34, was expected to return to Charlotte within hours or days.

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INDEX

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OBITUARIES

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Sanford: Wilbert Fox, 87; Ruby Goins, 84; Lillian Langley; Katherine Morris, 70 Cameron: Glenda Flynn, 66 Pittsboro: Ray Raczkowski

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

On the Agenda Rundown of local meetings in the area:

TODAY ■ The Chatham County Human Relations Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Chatham County Council on Aging in Pittsboro.

Sept. 27 ■ The Lee County Parks and Recreation Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Lee County Government Center in Sanford. ■ The Broadway Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Broadway. ■ The Pittsboro Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 635 East St., in Pittsboro. ■ The Lee County Forestry Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood, 1919 S. Horner Blvd. Dr. Dennis Hazel, Extension Forestry Specialist at N.C. State University, will be guest speaker.

Birthdays LOCAL: Best wishes are extended to everyone celebrating a birthday today, especially Andy Barber, Chase Stone Campbell, LaToya Coley, Diane Measamer, Lester Williams Sr., Jill Moles, Brian Estes, Betty Estes, Caleb Marshall, Dylan Thomas and James Patterson CELEBRITIES: TActor Mickey Rooney is 90. Actress Margaret Pellegrini (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 87. Singer Julio Iglesias is 67. Rock star Bruce Springsteen is 61. Actor Jason Alexander is 51. Actor Chi McBride is 49. Actress Elizabeth Pena is 49. Country musician Don Herron (BR549) is 48. Actor Erik Todd Dellums is 46. Actress LisaRaye is 44. Singer Ani DiFranco is 40. Rock singer Sarah Bettens (K’s Choice) is 38. Recording executive Jermaine Dupri is 38. Actor Kip Pardue is 34. Pop singer ErikMichael Estrada (“Making the Band”) is 31. Actress Aubrey Dollar is 30. Tennis player Melanie Oudin is 19.

Almanac Today is Thursday, Sept. 23, the 266th day of 2010. There are 99 days left in the year. This day in history: On Sept. 23, 1846, Neptune was identified as a planet by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle (GAH’-luh). In 63 B.C., Caesar Augustus, the first Roman emperor, was born. In 1779, during the Revolutionary War, the American warship Bon Homme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones, defeated the HMS Serapis in battle. In 1780, British spy John Andre was captured along with papers revealing Benedict Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point to the British. In 1806, the Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis more than two years after setting out for the Pacific Northwest. In 1939, Sigmund Freud (froyd), the founder of psychoanalysis, died in London at age 83. In 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by delivering the “Checkers” speech, in which he defended himself against allegations of improper campaign fundraising. In 1957, nine black students who had entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside. In 1962, New York’s Philharmonic Hall (later renamed Avery Fisher Hall) formally opened as the first unit of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. In 1973, former Argentine president Juan Peron won a landslide election victory that returned him to power; his wife, Isabel, was elected vice president.

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The Petite Miss Lee Regional Fair winner Hannah Catherine Davis (center) is pictured with first runner-up Macey Parker Thomas and second runner-up McKenna Grace Rouse. Miss Photogenic was Macey Parker Thomas.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY ■ The Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce will host a member orientation geared toward teaching businesses how to take advantage of chamber membership. The program begins at 11:45 a.m., and lunch will be provided. RSVP at www. sanford-nc.com. ■ Temple Theatre’s production of “Chicago” starts at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling the Temple Box Office at (919) 774-4155, or you may purchase tickets online at www.templeshows.com. ■ The Lee County Library will present a program geared toward children ages 3 to 5 beginning at 11 a.m. Activities include stories, finger plays, action rhymes and songs, puppet shows, crafts and parachute play. There is no charge for the programs and it is not necessary to register in advance. For more information, call Mrs. DeLisa Williams at (919) 718-4665 x. 5484.

FRIDAY ■ J. Fletcher Rosser Day in Lee County will include a barbecue to benefit The Breadbasket from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Tickets $8. ■ Temple Theatre’s production of “Chicago” starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling the Temple Box Office at (919) 774-4155, or you may purchase tickets online at www.templeshows.com. ■ Chatham County invites residents to attend the grand opening of Northwest District Park at 2413 Woody Store Road near Silk Hope. The free event is scheduled from 4-8 p.m.

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SATURDAY ■ n The Pumpkin Festival, hosted by the South Chatham Ruritan Club, will be held on Meronies Church Road in Bear Creek. ■ Temple Theatre’s production of “Chicago” starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling the Temple Box Office at (919) 774-4155, or you may purchase tickets online at www.templeshows. com. ■ The Lee County Foster Parent Association is sponsoring its second annual pancake breakfast fundraiser for raise money to finance the Foster Child’s Holiday Party and to help foster parents provide Christmas to the children in care. The event will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s in Sanford. Cost is $5. ■ The Lee County Genealogical and Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at Edwin Patterson’s Tar Kiln Village. Patterson will narrate a two-hour tour of his collection of restored barns and homes beginning at 3 p.m. For a preview, visit the website www.pattersonhistoryproject.com. Call 499-7661 or 499-1909. ■ The Southern Ideal Home Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the N.C.

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SUNDAY ■ The Pumpkin Festival, hosted by the South Chatham Ruritan Club, will be held on Meronies Church Road in Bear Creek. ■ Temple Theatre’s production of “Chicago” starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling the Temple Box Office at (919) 774-4155, or you may purchase tickets online at www.templeshows. com. ■ NAMI-Moore County’s Interfaith Community Worship Service in observance of National Mental Illness Awareness Week will begin at 4 p.m. at Congregational Church of Pinehurst, located at 895 Linden Road. Guest speaker Suzanne G. Martin, Psy.D., a licensed psychologist at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, will speak on hope and resilience. For additional information, (910) 673-5493 or go to http://www.nami-moorecounty.org. ■ The Southern Ideal Home Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

SEPT. 27 ■ The Lee County Forestry Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Tony’s Seafood, 1919 S. Horner Blvd. Dr. Dennis Hazel, Extension Forestry Specialist at N.C. State University, will be guest speaker.

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State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. ■ Tickets for the Spirits of Sanford Ghost Walk will be on sale from 1-4 p.m. at the Railroad House Museum, 110 Charlotte Ave., Sanford. Cost is $20. The Ghost Walk will take place Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Jimmy “Gravedigger” Haire will narrate the tour.

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Blessing of the Animals returns to the big bridge By JENNIFER GENTILE jgentile@sanfordherald.com

SANFORD— Calling the feathered and the furry, the slimy and the scaly. Creatures of all kinds are welcome at Deep River Park on Sunday, Oct. 3, to take part in a special ceremony. In the tradition of St. Patrick of Assisi, Pastor Jeff Clark of First Baptist Church will perform a blessing of the animals. The practice is usually held on or around the saint’s feast day, which falls on Oct. 4. St. Francis, a native of Italy who lived from 1181 to 1226, was a Catholic deacon and is known as the patron saint of animals. “If you go back to St. Francis’s time, [the purpose] was to bless your animals so they’re good livestock,� said Maria Moffa Graham, a volunteer with Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption. Several animal-related legends surround St. Francis, including a story that he made peace between a ferocious wolf and the town of Gubbio. In his preaching, he emphasized the duty of all creatures to praise God and man’s responsibility to be a good steward of his environment. Perhaps more now than ever, Graham said, human beings appreciate

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the presence of animals in their lives. “People have a strong bond with their animals; they’re a part of the family.� she said, “I think the unconditional love has to be the number one benefit. All studies indicate that you live longer if you have a pet.� CARA has held the blessing of the animals for the past three years, Graham said. The turnout, and the type of animals that participate, tends to vary. “We’ve had as many as 50 and as few as 20,� she said. “People bring everything from horses and goats to birds and dogs.� Dogs joining the ceremony must be leashed, and smaller animals must be contained in carriers. The blessing begins at 3:30 p.m., at Camel Back Bridge, and light snacks will be provided for people and pets. CARA subsists entirely on donations and the generosity of the community. There is no cost to take part in the blessing, but donations of needed items such as paper towels, cat litter, pet food, Clorox bleach and other items are welcome.

SMITHFIELD (MCT) — The campaign for district attorney in Johnston, Lee and Harnett counties heated up last week as incumbent Susan Doyle and challenger George Murphy attacked each other. Last Wednesday, Murphy, a Benson Democrat, announced that he had launched a website, thetruthaboutsusandoyle. com. Against a backdrop of unflattering photos of Doyle, the site attacks her handling of the murder case against Tiffany Ann Bassett, who was charged with killing her boyfriend in 2006. In that case, the N.C. State Bar and the judge handling the case reprimanded Doyle after an assistant prosecutor handed over 437 pages of evidence to the defense

just a week before trial. Prosecutors are required to share all evidence with defendants before their trial. In a news release, Murphy said the District Attorney’s Office suffers from politics and mismanagement. “This reprimand is one of several instances that have put a black cloud over our district attorney’s office, and enough is enough,� he said. The news release named no other instances. On Friday, Doyle fired back, questioning Murphy’s motives for seeking her position. “My opponent is a criminal defense lawyer who wants to be elected district attorney so the primary focus will shift away from improving public safety,� Doyle wrote in a prepared state-

ment. On his campaign website, Murphy touts 30 years of experience as a defense attorney, four years as an assistant district attorney and six years as a District Court judge in Johnston County from 2002 to 2008. In the statement, Doyle defended her office’s record. She cited the increase in the driving-while-impaired conviction rate and her creation of a special DWI court. She also pointed to an interagency gang task force she started. “My opponent researched thousands of cases handled by the District Attorney’s Office in the past four years and found one case in which administrative errors were made,� she said. “I regret that he chooses

to focus on the administrative side of the case, rather than the fine work done by our prosecutors in securing a murder conviction in this case.� Selma attorney Bob Denning represented Bassett, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in September 2008. He said the oversight had a major impact on the case. “It’s certainly not a minor situation,� Denning said, adding that he thinks Doyle is accountable for her prosecutor’s actions. “She is ultimately responsible for her office.� In last week’s sparring, both Murphy and Doyle were using Raleigh-based political consulting firms to help craft their campaign message.

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Feds to order Capital Bank to shape up RALEIGH (MCT) — Capital Bank expects to receive orders from state and federal banking regulators to clean up its finances. If issued a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, from the N.C. Banking Commission and FDIC, the Raleigh bank would be required to improve its liquidity, reduce its real-estate loans, strengthen its loan guidelines and take other steps to improve its financial health. The disclosure of a potential memorandum, made Monday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, raises questions about Capital’s business. It also throws up another obstacle as the bank seeks to raise millions of dollars by selling more of its stock on

Wall Street. Winning investors is much harder when there is any pending enforcement action from regulators, said Tony Plath, a finance professor at UNC Charlotte. A few years ago, the issuance of such a memorandum “would have been the kiss of death for a stock sale,� Plath said. “It’s lost a lot of the deleterious effect it once had. There are so many banks operating under these restrictions.

But it will be more difficult to raise capital.� Capital CEO Grant Yarber declined to comment, citing SEC restrictions during a pending stock sale. Capital, like other community banks across the country, has been hit by loan losses, borrowers’ bankruptcies and other issues. During the past year, Capital has written off, revalued or sold many of its troubled loans. “Our Board of Directors

and management have already initiated actions to comply with what we believe may be the provisions in a proposed MOU,� Capital wrote in its SEC filing. About 40 of the 86 state-chartered banks in North Carolina were considered troubled by the N.C. Commissioner of Banks in July. The commission isn’tallowed to disclose individual bank names or ratings. — Raleigh News & Observer

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

Industrial Edition honors our economy’s engine

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ndustry has long played an important role in the economy and in the lives of our citizens. That tradition continues today. The Herald is pleased to present in today’s edition the annual Industrial Edition, which features some of the industries that call Central Carolina home. Sure, there have been challenging times, but the future is bright. As Bob Heuts, director of Lee County Economic Development, noted in this edition, “It’s been a rough ride while the economy goes through a significant transformation, but

we’re fortunate to have a large group of world-class manufacturers working here. “Our companies have been successful because they’ve done what they needed to do. We live in an environment of constant change, and you can’t get comfortable with anything anymore.” The theme of this year’s Industrial Edition is “10 trends for 10.” They include: Lean manufacturing, Rebirth of textiles, Green industry, Developing employees from within, The cluster approach, Defense technologies, Just-in-time production, Expansion by technology, Distance training and Produc-

tion returning home. The Industrial Edition includes tons o facts about local industry. For example, you’ll learn: ❏ GKN Driveline Precision Forming has garnered 41 percent of the world’s market in automobile constant velocity joints. ❏ Static Control Components, a company created and based in Sanford, ships its products to more than 165 countries. ❏ Saiden Technologies has entered the “green” revolution by manufacturing polymers used to formulate a roof coating that reflects solar energy

back into the sky. ❏ Pilgrim’s Pride processes about 42 million chickens each year in its Sanford plant. ❏ Consumer Digest recently named two Trion air purification products as “Best Buys” — the Trion HE Plus 2000 electronic air cleaner and Trion Air Bear Supreme filtration system. ❏ LCI Inc.’s new lean initiative and crate manufacturing operation provide opportunities for people with disabilities who receive job training through the organization. ❏ Uniboard USA, which has made a $142 million investment in Moncure, is trying to bring cabinet makers, millwork

facilities and other strategic partners to the area to take advantage of a closer proximity to the plant. ❏ Mertek Solutions is the latest incarnation of EMS, formed in Sanford by the same owner. This year’s Industrial Edition includes stories from the four area economic development offices — as well as a story from Central Carolina Community College, which plays an integral part in serving area industry. Industry is important to Central Carolina and its people. We’re glad to salute our area industry and thank them for their service.

Letters to the Editor Much more to worry about than political signs To the Editor:

John Hood Columnist John Hood is president of the John Locke Foundation

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ALEIGH — If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true. This good advice doesn’t just apply to business, relationships, and the efficacy of home remedies sold over the Internet. It also applies to politics. When politicians promise that they’ll give you all sorts of valuable goodies, while making someone else pay for all those valuable goodies, disbelieve them. Especially disbelieve them if they try to claim that North Carolinians won’t have to pay for the goodies because the “federal government” will. The federal government has no money that it does not first tax from us, either directly through tax levies or by inflating the money supply. “Federal dollars” are nothing more than dollars taxed from households in North Carolina and other states, sent to Washington, and then returned to their places of origin with shipping and handling charges deducted for the “favor.” When Gov. Beverly Perdue and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly took credit for plugging billions of dollars in state budget deficits with “federal dollars,” what they were really celebrating was their clever evasion of the North Carolina constitution. Our state constitution requires that our state budget be balanced every year. It forbids the use of borrowed money to pay for the operating expenses of the government. Because the federal constitution has no such provision, the federal government has run budget deficits in most of the past 70 years. Recently, the deficits have exceeded $1 trillion a year. In effect, all of the federal money used to plug North Carolina’ budget hole was borrowed. That’s unwise and, at best, extra-constitutional. But the story gets even worse, I’m sorry to say. By using borrowed money to sustain levels of state spending that current state taxes can’t sustain, Perdue and legislative leaders have set the stage for future tax increases. By protecting billions of dollars in waste, fraud, and ineffective programs, they strengthened the special-interest constituency that benefits from these programs. Those lobbies will be back in 2011 and beyond to protect their programs from cuts. History suggests that, more often than not, these spending lobbies will succeed. A new study from economists Russell Sobel and George Crowley demonstrates the effects in clear statistical terms. After examining several decades of federal and state fiscal trends and modeling how federal subsidies influence state decisions, the economists concluded that for every $1 of federal aid to states, future state taxes rise by between 33 and 42 cents. ... In reality, government programs persist as long as their political constituencies retain power. By using “federal funds” to avoid making necessary budget adjustments in 2009 and 2010, Perdue and the General Assembly have only made it harder to carry out those adjustments in 2011.

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AN DIEGO — It turns out that neither political party has cornered the market on condescension. The big divide in America isn’t between red states and blue states. It’s between snooty elites in both parties and the everyday people whom they claim to respect but secretly despise. Given how liberal Democrats treat minorities who stray off the ranch and dare to make their own decisions about what to believe or whom to support, I learned long ago that the left isn’t happy unless it is lording over the rest of us. Not only do liberals need to keep telling themselves that they’re smarter and more compassionate than everyone else, they also need to convince us that they’re much better people. But now thanks to the discourteous and childish manner in which Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has been treated by parts of the Republican establishment — i.e., former White House adviser Karl Rove, Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn, a gaggle of right-wing radio talk show hosts — we have learned that GOP conservatives can look down their collective noses with the best of them. Of course, it’s not just Republicans who are taking unfair shots at O’Donnell. She has also been greeted by derision and ridicule from the liberal media, but this is to be expected. Given her conservative views on both economic and social issues, O’Donnell is never going to be accepted by those on the left. With liberals, their main problem with O’Donnell is her appeal. The fact that she excites voters — particularly young women — scares the daylights out of them. It’s about politics. And, if possible, driving a wedge between the candidate and her supporters on the religious right. In a youthful indiscretion, O’Donnell said — during an appearance more than 10 years ago on Bill Maher’s ABC show, “Politically Incorrect” — that she “dabbled into witchcraft.” Maher released that video and has threatened to release more of the same if O’Donnell doesn’t agree to go on his current television show. So, for liberals, black magic is out of bounds. But blackmail is perfectly acceptable. When it comes to conservatives who make up the Republican establishment, their criticism of O’Donnell is less political and more personal. They didn’t anoint her and so they don’t respect her. Beltway insiders in particular wouldn’t give O’Donnell the time of day, and these experts never gave her candidacy much of a chance. They overwhelmingly preferred O’Donnell’s primary opponent, Rep. Mike Castle. A former Delaware state representative, state senator, lieutenant governor and governor, Castle has been in Congress since 1993. But he’s been in politics since 1966, or

RE: Letter to the Editor, “He with the most political signs is the most annoying” Now let me understand this correctly, Mr. Wild. You have a problem with a politician who spends his own money on his own campaign in a manner he freely chooses at no expense to anyone else? But you make no mention of — or don’t seem to care about — his opponent and those of his party who take money that isn’t their own from the pockets of the hard-working citizens of this county and America in general (regardless of their consent) and spend it on who-knows-what. And you call him a hypocrite? All I can say is someone tell me where I can get some of those signs. I would like to put one, or two, or three, or four or perhaps five or six in my yard. DALE MARKS Sanford

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three years before O’Donnell was born. Longevity can often be an advantage. But this year, with voters hungry for new faces and fresh blood, it was a liability. It also didn’t help Castle with Republican primary voters that he has been seen over the years by many as slowly drifting to the Democratic side of the aisle. So, even though she raised only about a tenth of the money that Castle had on hand, O’Donnell handily beat her opponent — fair and square. It was an impressive victory for the tea party-backed candidate. Yet, the members of the Republican establishment still weren’t impressed. Instead of doing the classy thing and admitting they were wrong, they’re doubling down on their skepticism. Many of the same people who assured us that O’Donnell would never win the primary are now guaranteeing us she’ll never win the general election against Democrat Chris Coons, who seems a lackluster alternative to the O’Donnell Express. I have to wonder: How often do these folks have to be wrong before the media stop asking for their opinion? One exception is Cornyn, who has now offered O’Donnell his endorsement — along with a $42,000 check for her campaign from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. It’s a drop in the bucket compared to the $2 million that O’Donnell’s campaign has raised from legions of donors since the primary. O’Donnell is refreshing and optimistic, and she shrugs off her critics with a smile. She obviously touches a nerve with voters. The fact that the elites in her own party don’t see or respect this tells us just how out of touch they are with the people whose interests they claim to champion. No wonder these Republicans are fighting O’Donnell so hard and so relentlessly. Their own relevance hangs in the balance.

Today’s Prayer I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. (Genesis 12:2) PRAYER: Father, thank You for all You’ve given us, help us to be aware of others’ needs. Amen.

Can someone explain to me why the same Republicans who were hollering so loudly about the huge debt that we’re passing on to our grandchildren are suddenly so much in favor of giving $4 trillion over the next 10 years to the top 1 percent of Americans, who are already making 23 percent of all the income in the entire United States? When Democrats ask for money to help small-business people, the Republicans say no, we can’t afford to increase the deficit, but when rich people ask for $4 trillion, Republicans fall all over themselves to say yes. And this is not money that will be spent to increase jobs. History has shown us that most of those dollars will go straight into trust funds. Four trillion dollars is five times larger than the stimulus and 15 times larger than TARP! Who is going to pay for this incredible gift to rich people? Us, that’s who. And our children, that’s who. Are Republicans being duped by persons like the Koch brothers, who paid for all those tea parties? Look them up on the Web, you won’t be surprised to learn that millionaires are willing to spend some of their loot in their unending efforts to get even more. We must stop being so gullible! Call or write your representatives today and tell them, “No welfare for the rich!” JOYCE HOLMES Durham

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Raymond “Ray” Raczkowski PITTSBORO — Raymond “Ray” Raczkowski, born August 2, 1925 lived with purpose, as a teaching man who made a difference; resourceful, strong and selfless until he peacefully passed away at home on September 19, 2010. A complete obituary and online condolences are at : www.hallwynne.com. Arrangements for Mr. Raczkowski are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation of Pittsboro. Paid obituary

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SANFORD — Wilbert Fox, 87, of 416 Pearson Circle, died Sunday (9/19/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. He was born Sept. 15, 1923 in Lemon Springs, son of the late Grady Fox and Etta Hill. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received a Victory Medal, Eamet Campaign Medal with five bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart Medal while in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of the American Legion, Samuel Bess Post #237 of Sanford. He attended McQueens Chapel United Methodist Church as a child and later joined First Calvary Baptist Church. He worked for years as a scrap metal entrepreneur and hauled and scrapped cars with Paul McLeod Savage Yard for years. He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Mae Fox Williams of Sanford; sons, Wilford Fox Jr. and wife Carolyn of Garner, Jimmy Fox and wife Muriel of Apex and Bobby Fox and wife Joyce of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Lillie Mae Fox and Margaret Tomlinson and husband James, all of Lemon Springs, and Isabelle Fox Lewis of New Haven, Conn.; nine grandchildren; one adopted grandchild; 14 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Frida at First Calvary Baptist Church. Entombment will follow at Lee Memory Garden. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service at the church. Condolences may be

made at www.knottsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.

Ruby Goins SANFORD — Funeral service for Ruby Hawkins Goins, 84, of 153 Monarch Lane, who died Sunday, was conducted Wednesday at Juniper Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Hall and the Rev. Danny Wallace officiating. Burial followed at Shallow Well Church Cemetery. Organist was Cindy Buchanan. Pianist was Cheryl LaJeunesse. Soloists were Cindy Buchanan and Gene McNeill. Pallbearers were Dan Olah, Larry Wilkins, Craig Buchanan, Randy Cox, Richard Womack, Jerry Bradley, Wilson Myers and Phillip King. Arrangements were by Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

Lillian Langley SANFORD — Lillian R. Langley died Wednesday (9/22/10) at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Katherine Morris SANFORD — Katherine S. Morris, 70, died Wednesday (9/22/10) at Central Carolina Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Bridges-Cameron.

Glenda Flynn CAMERON — Graveside service for Glenda Faye Childers Flynn, 66, who died Sunday (9/19/10), was conducted Wednesday at Barbecue Presbyterian Church Cemetery with the Rev. Earl Johnson officiating. Brittany Boone sang at the graveside. A poem was read that was written by her granddaughter. Her sister gave a eulogy. Arrangements were by BridgesCameron Funeral Home.

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SANFORD ■ Gabriel Bello Vasquez reported theft from a vehicle Saturday at 321 W. Chisholm St. ■ Joe Gordon Sheppard reported theft from a vehicle Saturday at 500 Nixon Drive. ■ Barbara Lee Beck reported larceny Saturday at 1508 Westover Drive. ■ Audrey Danielle Brewer reported theft from a vehicle Saturday at 2244 Jefferson Davis Highway. ■ Jose David Zavala reported fraud Saturday at 104 S. Sixth St. Kathryn Virginia Pulito reported property damage Saturday at 1204 Crest St. ■ Hilliard Investments reported breaking and entering Saturday at 110 N. Sixteenth St. ■ Lori Smith McLeod reported property damage Saturday at 2801 Lee Ave. ■ Athlete’s Foot reported shoplifting Saturday at 3240 N.C. 87. ■ A woman reported assault on a female Sunday at 213 Cherry St. ■ Joanthan Dustin Jernigan reported theft from a vehicle Sunday at 1508 Westover Drive. ■ Alfredo Popoca Vivas reported property damage Sunday at 505 N. Seventh St. ■ Walmart reported shoplifting Sunday at 3310 N.C. 87. ■ Adam Robert Raper reported breaking and entering Sunday at 611 N. Horner Blvd. ■ Zachary Lee Allen reported theft from a vehicle Sunday at 222 High Ridge Drive. ■ Emilio RandolphoPerez Hernandez, 35, was charged Saturday at 399 W. Weatherspoon St. with driving while license revoked and giving false info to an officer. ■ John Lewis Griffin, 25, was charged Saturday at 2412 S. Horner Blvd. with probation violation. ■ William Allen Warf, 41, was charged Saturday at 3288 N.C. 87 with violation of a valid protective order. ■ Barbara Cleary Churchill, 57, was charged

Saturday at 159 Hill Ave. with being drunk and disruptive. ■ Travon Emmanuel Jones, 19, was charged Sunday at 213 S. Fifth St. ■ Dustin Payne Obrien, 23, was charged Sunday at 135 S. Steele St. with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. ■ Robert Levern Ocheltree, 36, was charged Sunday at 152 S. Steele St. with failure to appear. ■ Franklin Deon Dorsett, 25, was charged Sunday at 414 Maple Ave. with failure to appear. ■ William Dale Kelly, 32, was charged Sunday at 2062 S. Horner Blvd. with failure to appear. ■ Terry Anthony McKendall, 48, was charged Sunday at 299 Fields Drive with driving while license revoked. ■ Desmond Maurice Patterson reported theft from a vehicle Monday at 515 Wilson Road. ■ Virginia Faye Johnson reported license plate theft Monday at 1402 Washington Ave. ■ Patrick Lee Worthy reported simple assault Monday at the Lee County Courthouse. ■ Jose Alfredo Calixto, 32, was charged Monday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. with driving while impaired. ■ Nolan Gregory Averett, 31, was charged Monday at 899 Carthage St. with driving while impaired. ■ Buford Lee Watts, 29, was charged Monday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. with failure to appear. ■ William Ronald Gray, 66, was charged Monday at 1400 S. Horner Blvd. with failure to appear.

LEE COUNTY ■ Larry Raines of 8705 Peach Tree Drive in Sanford reported a larceny of a video game system from his residence Friday. ■ Amanda Leann Talbert of 4054 Pilson Road in Sanford reported a larceny of several firearms from her residence Friday. ■ Teresa Ann Key of 2020 Tramway Road in Sanford reported Saturday that someone fired a gun

into her home. Robert Otis of 101 Wendy Lane in Sanford reported someone damaged the paint on his vehicle while parked at his residence Saturday. ■ David Long of 3052 Brandy Lane in Sanford reported a larceny of an MP3 player and a chainsaw from his garage Sunday. ■ John Lyles of 119 Thomas Road in Sanford reported a larceny of radiator cores, copper wire and a tool box Sunday. ■ Dale Eugene Betts of 3824 Lemon Springs Road in Sanford reported a larceny of a man’s ring from his home Saturday. ■ Angela Yvette Douglas of 275 Butcher Road in Sanford reported Sunday that someone entered her home between Sept. 14 and Sept. 19 and removed furniture, two lawn mowers, a grill, clothes, video games and other electronic equipment. ■ At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the Budget Inn at 3114 Hawkins Ave. in Sanford in reference to a fight call. Deputies found Kenneth Blystone of 2204 Lee Ave. in Sanford bleeding from the head and reported he had been robbed by two men. Blystone was transported to Central Carolina Hospital, where he refused to cooperate with the assault investigation. ■ Dennis James Dylan, 18, of 388 Kittery Point in Sanford, was arrested Saturday for three counts of assault on a child under 12; he was released under a written promise. ■ Jerry A. Nunnery, of 143 Durgin Springs Road in Sanford, was arrested Friday for trafficking in opium or heroin, felony possession of schedule IV narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia; he was held under $100,000 secured bond. ■ Lakia Lachell McLeod, 31, of 601 West Garden St. in Sanford, was arrested Friday for felony larceny, possession of

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DEMOLITION AND CLEARANCE CONTRACTORS Lee County announces the availability of bid packages for the clearance of 1 structure and lot along Buchanan Street in Sanford. Persons interested in submitting bids for this work may obtain packets from Karen Kennedy, Community Development Manager, Sanford/Lee County Planning and Development Department, 225 East Weatherspoon Street, PO Box 3729, Sanford, NC 27331, phone (919) 775-8238. Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 7, 2010. The County encourages proposals from small, minority, and female-owned businesses; and does not discriminate on the basis of handicap status. Karen Kennedy Community Development Manager

City of Sanford Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing Notice Notice is hereby given that the Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 27, 2010, in the West End Conference Room of the Sanford Municipal Building, 225 East Weatherspoon Street, Sanford, NC 27330. The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as deemed practical by the Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission will consider: COA-10-58 – Application by Ora Brenda Reed who wishes to demolish the side porch on the east side of her residence. Carl Anglin, Code Enforcement Supervisor issued a Determination of Imminent Hazard dated August 30, 2010.

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HARNETT COUNTY ■ Bradley Marque Campbell, 19, of 62 Williamsburg Way in Cameron, was charged Sunday with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. ■ John Dustin Gray, 24, of 178 Foxwood in Sanford, was charged Friday with failure to report change of address as a sex offender. ■ Erica Boyd, 23, of 280 Winding Ridge in Sanford, was charged Sunday with first-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. ■ Ricky Lee Shavers, 18, of 1477 N.C. Highway 24 in Cameron, was charged Friday with failure to appear.

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DOG INFLUENZA -FIDO HAS FLU WORRIES, TOO! Over the last several years, influenza has grabbed headlines around the world, with outbreaks of bird flu and swine flu causing illness among humans. As it turns out, man’s best friend can catch the flu, too. The canine influenza virus, (CIV), H3N8, affects dogs and can cause the same symptoms experienced by people: persistent coughing, runny eyes and noses, lack of energy and loss of appetite. Canine flu is usually mild, but in about 20 percent of cases, more serious signs occur, such as high fever and pneumonia. A small number of dogs --up to 8 percent -- may die from complications associated with canine influenza. Unlike human flu, which tends to occur seasonally during the winter months in the United States, dog influenza shows up all year round. CIV was discovered in 2004 at a greyhound racing track in Florida. Since then, thousands of cases have been confirmed in various breeds in at least 30 states across the U.S. CIV is often mistaken for other respiratory diseases, such as kennel cough (Bordetella). Like most viral infections, there are no medicines to cure CIV and cough suppressants don’t help much, according to veterinary experts. The canine influenza virus spreads easily and dogs are most contagious before they show any sign of illness. The germs are spread in saliva and nasal secretions through the air, on shared water bowls or toys or even loving hands. Because the virus is new, all dogs are potentially susceptible to CIV infection. Those attending doggie day care, visiting dog parks or being boarded are at greatest risk because they are in contact with many other dogs. In May 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the Canine Influenza Vaccine, H3N8 from Intervet/ScheringPlough Animal Health. The vaccine has been proven to reduce the symptoms and most serious consequences of CIV infection, specifically lung lesions and pneumonia. The initial vaccination requires a two-dose series administered two to four weeks apart. After that, a single dose is administered annually for flu protection. Dogs six weeks or older who are currently being vaccinated for kennel cough (Bordetella), are candidates for the Canine Influenza Vaccine, H3N8. Call today to make an appointment for your dog’s “Flu Vaccine”.

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stolen goods and failing to appear in court; she was held under $10,000 secured bond. ■ Danny Lee Hall of 1602 Charleston Drive in Sanford reported a larceny of an air compressor and a fan from 1918 Center Church Road Monday. ■ Rodney West of 1305 Kelly Drive in Sanford reported someone entered his home and removed a computer and a cell phone Monday. ■ Elias Montiel, 18, of 1008 Frank Wicker Road in Sanford, was arrested Monday for failing to appear in court; he was held under $1,000 secured bond. ■ Amber Denise Garner, 30, of 1382 Buckhorn Road in Sanford, was arrested Tuesday for trespassing; she was held under $375 secured bond. ■ Waylon Blue McIver, 52, of 136-9 Chisholm St. in Sanford, was arrested Monday for failing to pay child support; he was held under $3,500 secured bond.

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STATE BRIEFS Senate candidates vary on NYC mosque plan

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s three candidates for U.S. Senate are staking out their own territory on the proposed mosque near ground zero in New York City. Republican Sen. Richard Burr called the project “incredibly insensitive” and said he’d prefer to see it go elsewhere. Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler had no problem with the project’s location and said the more extreme efforts to block it seemed “unAmerican.” Democratic challenger Elaine Marshall, meanwhile, declined to take a position on the topic. The proposed Islamic center and mosque would be located two blocks from the World Trade Center site. It’s a plan that has upset some relatives of Sept. 11 victims and led critics, including politicians such as Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, to denounce the proposed location. North Carolina congressional candidate Renee Ellmers, a product of the tea party movement, began airing an ad Friday that implied that building the mosque would be a victory for terrorists.

War vet asks city to remove cross from memorial

KING (AP) — An Afghanistan war veteran has asked officials in a North Carolina town to remove a cross from a memorial to war dead. The Winston-Salem Journal reported Wednesday that the plea comes after the King City Coun-

cil decided to remove a Christian flag being flown at a veteran’s memorial in a city park. Councilman Charles Allen says he received a complaint about the cross from the Afghan war veteran, who wants to remain anonymous. An American Legion Post put the monument and cross next to the veteran’s memorial on city-owned land. American Legion member Jim Rasmond said his post won’t remove the cross. King officials last week removed the Christian flag after the city’s attorney warned it violated First Amendment protections separating church and state.

Man’s suicide left investors big liabilities FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Investors are pursuing their part of the $8 million estate a Fayetteville businessman left behind along with more than $40 million in debts when he killed himself. Multiple media outlets reported that bank founder and financier Raymond Lee Mulkey Jr. left investors wondering if he was running a Ponzi scheme. Fayetteville lawyer Lonnie Player Jr. says his clients invested in Mulkey’s finance businesses and collected 12 percent per year as agreed, but now fear they may have lost their money in a fraud. Police say the 63-yearold Mulkey killed himself last month in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Pumpkin Festival begins Saturday By JENNIFER GENTILE jgentile@sanfordherald.com

BEAR CREEK — Almost two decades ago, before the pumpkin festival at Hart’s Family Farm became a harbinger of fall, it began as a family affair. According to Phyllis Pettit, secretary/treasurer of the South Chatham Ruritan Club, her brother Duane Hart got started by selling a small amount of pumpkins and placing the proceeds into a college fund for his children. “After a couple of years, he decided he would put on a little festival,” Pettit said. Barbecue was served at those first gatherings, she said, and they helped raise funds for the Goldston Fire Department and Rescue Squad. The festival, returning for it’s 17th year on Saturday and Sunday, now offers a plethora of kids’ activities, a variety of foods, an extensive entertainment lineup and activities galore. Not so small anymore, the event draws an average of 5,000 people. Reflecting on the past 16 years, Hart said, “I wouldn’t change a thing.” “It’s all been good,” Hart said. “Even the bad times have turned out to be good.” Over the years, according to Pettit, “[The festival] just grew and grew, and they needed more manpower.” This year, the event has the sponsorship and support of the South Chatham Ruritan Club.

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Matthew Everett sits atop a hay bale at the annual pumpkin festival in Bear Creek, which returns to Hart’s Family Farm this year on Saturday and Sunday. As usual, Pettit said, the festival will feature several new attractions. One of those is the art barn gallery, where artwork by Chatham Central students will be displayed. Other artistic offerings include basket weaving exhibitions, pottery throwing demonstrations and profile sketches. The Smith Family Band and Crowley Creek Bluegrass Band are among Saturday’s musical headliners. A lawn and garden tractor pull begins at 1 p.m., and the ever-popular demolition derby begins at 6 p.m. Other activities that kick off Saturday are apple cider making, soap making, molasses making, art sales, hit and miss engines, corn meal grinding, a real working sawmill and a pumpkin painting contest. Sunday’s lineup includes the mud sling event at 2 p.m, when drivers try to negotiate a muddy track and get spectators dirty. Also in the afternoon, dachshunds will take over the

dirt track for the festival’s first-ever wiener dog races. Gospel quartet FourHeart Harmony will perform at 1 p.m., and other entertainment will be provided by The Carolinians, The Aluminum Buzzard, cloggers and storyteller Ed Duke. On Saturday and Sunday, competitors will vie for prizes in an American Corn Hole Associationsanctioned tournament. First-place winners receive 50 percent of all entry fees collected, second place winners take 10 percent, and third-place winners will recoup their $25 entry fee. Inflatables like a moon bounce will give a boost to children’s attractions this year. Young visitors can also enjoy the rock climbing wall, the toy tractor pull, carnival games, pumpkin putt putt and the pumpkin sling shot. On Saturday, girls ages 3 to 9 can compete on Saturday for the titles of little miss pumpkin and miss pumpkin princess. The winners will receive

a trophy, sash and an opportunity to ride in the Goldston Christmas Parade. Participants should arrive at 12:30 for the 1 p.m. pageant, and the entry fee is $15. Pizza is new on the menu this year alongside favorites like barbecue, hot dogs, pinto beans, ham biscuits, hamburgers, cheesesteaks and fries. Patrons can satisfy their sweet tooth with homemade ice cream, funnel cakes and cotton candy. According to Ruritan President Ann Poe, proceeds from the festival will fund scholarships for high school seniors in south Chatham and will also be used to help families and meet community needs. “I grew up around there, and I’ve always enjoyed [the festival] tremendously,” Poe said. “We were very glad that we could do this.” Gates open at the farm, located at 885 Meronies Church Road in Bear Creek, at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. General admission is $5 and free for children 4 and under.

WANT TO GO: WHAT: Pumpkin Festival 2010 at Hart’s Family Farm, sponsored by the South Chatham Ruritan Club WHERE: 885 Meronies Church Road, Bear Creek WHEN: Sept. 25 and 26, gates open at 10 a.m. Saturday and at noon on Sunday COST: Admission is $5, free for children under 4


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planned this fall in Texas, California, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. On Sept. 26, Credo will perform at Jonesboro United Methodist Church in Sanford. Their local visit, the only one planned during their tour, is at the invitation of the church’s pastor, Hunter Preston. Credo has performed in other churches where Preston has served. After experiencing Credo, the pastor can sum up his impression in one word: “Breathtaking.” “The music transcends the language barrier,” Preston said. “The cultural experience is something that is so different, it’s always appreciated.” In addition to Grinberg, who sings soprano, the quartet is composed of tenor Alexey Barashev, mezzo soprano Marina Chihacheva and bass Yan Largin. “Though the members of the quartet are young,” Grinberg said, “they each possess vast experiences leading many choirs in the Saint Petersburg region.” The members perform regularly for Orthodox churches in their home country. Credo’s repertoire features Russian Orthodox music, Russian folk songs, Western classical music styles, and contemporary works by Russian and international composers. “They perform large choral works that not many quartets would attempt to sing,” said Dwayne Williams, director of Music Ministries for Jonesboro United Methodist. According to Williams,

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now; a lot of them won’t even be worth harvesting.” The extreme weather can be equally harmful to humans. Heat-related illnesses are always an issue in the summer, but according to Sanford-based Dr. Ajay Ajmani, “It’s been especially bad this year.” “I’ve had several patients who needed admitted to the hospital for dehydration,” Ajmani said. He’s also treated an inordinate amount of actinic keratosis — a condition characterized by brown spots on the skin. While the harsh conditions will persist for a few more days, Moneypenny said relief is on the horizon. The weather pattern is expected to change when a cold front pushes through late Saturday and stalls over North Carolina. “That should knock at least 10 degrees off of our temperatures,” Moneypenny said. Sunday and the beginning of next week will see highs in the 80s. As for moisture, Moneypenny said a system following the front has “a lot of potential.” “We desperately need the rain from this,” he said. Jordan Lake and Falls Lake are well below desired levels — as are rivers and streams throughout North Carolina. Fire activity is another threat if the state does not get much-needed rainfall. A report released last week by the state Drought Management Advisory Council reported that most of North Carolina is either abnormally dry or already experiencing minor drought. Lee County was listed among 62 counties classified as

The Sanford Herald / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / 7A the quartet will be in town for three days and have plenty of time to experience all Sanford has to offer. Also a teacher at Greenwood Elementary, he arranged for Credo to visit the school on Sept. 27 and perform for the student body. Fourth graders at Greenwood are studying composers in advance of a trip to Raleigh, where they will hear the North Carolina Symphony at Meymandi Concert Hall. According to Williams, “This command performance gives special insight to students about Russian music before experiencing a Russian composition.” “Our principal, Vicki Haislip, takes seriously exposing our students to fine arts and cultural diversity,” the teacher said. “How many of us will actually get to go to Russia?” On Saturday, Sept. 25, Credo will attend the church’s talent and hobby show from 5 to 7 p.m., which coincides with a spaghetti supper fundraiser. “They will be attending that as guests,” Preston said, “so they’ll be experiencing some of the local talent of Sanford.” Credo will join the Jonesboro United Methodist congregation for worship on Sunday at 11 a.m. That evening, the quartet will present a concert beginning at 7 p.m.

WANT TO GO? ❏ What: Performance by Russian vocal quartet Credo ❏ When: 7 p.m. ❏ Where: Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 W. Main St., Sanford ❏ Cost: Admission is free, voluntary offerings accepted

abnormally dry. While the water situation is not yet a crisis, Moneypenny said, “We are in a position where we need to recharge fairly soon.” Nationwide, 2010 was the fourth-warmest summer on record, according to the National Weather Service. The heat packed a wallop in the east, where temperatures broke records in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. For more information about Sanford weather conditions and a detailed forecast, visit http://www. nws.noaa.gov/. To access the council’s drought report, visit www.ncdrought.org.

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winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and former U.S. Senator George McGovern showering it with praise, the film is poised to inspire change one screening at a time. “It’s probably one of the first documentaries that ties together the issues of how to fight the hunger that is unfortunately in the world with how to change agriculture from its overdependence on chemicals to a more sustainable path,” Barr said. “Hungry for Green” will make its Pittsboro debut Tuesday as part of the Chatham County Arts Council’s Sustainable Cinema series, which showcases films that are either set in North Carolina or made by North Carolina filmmakers. Tuesday’s program also features three short films from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies: “Backyard Bounty,” about an urban minifarm cooperative; “Green McDonald’s Guy,” about one of the nation’s three green McDonald’s restaurants and “Watch Me Grow,” about a program that introduces young children to gardening. “We know that Chatham County is becoming very renowned for its focus on sustainability and also as a creative community,” said Molly Matlock, executive director of the Chatham County Arts Council. “We wanted to find a way to showcase that.”

The screenings will be followed by a panel discussion with Barr, Mary DeMare of Chatham Marketplace, Tess Thraves of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Robin Kohanowich of Central Carolina Community College’s Sustainable Agriculture Program, Roland McReynolds of Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Tami Schwerin of the Abundance Foundation. “We want people to think about where their food comes from and raise awareness about purchasing food locally,” Matlock said. Barr’s film examines “agroecology,” in which farmers veer away from chemicals and pesticides in favor of sustainable, organic practices. Adding a hunger component to a documentary about sustainable agriculture might not be an obvious approach, but to Barr, the two issues go hand-inhand. By improving agriculture and farming methods, Barr said, farmers can produce better food and more food that could be used toward feeding the hungry. “We have to change agriculture, but we also have to do something to help the 1.5 to 2 billion people who are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” Barr said. “We have to make agriculture more sustainable so we can keep feeding people.” “Hungry for Green”

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founded with his wife, Cornelia. The project focuses on working people and how change impacts their jobs, especially blue collar workers like fishermen and steel workers whose jobs are disappearing. He distributed one of his films, “Wild Caught: The Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town,” to legislators that ultimately passed a landmark bill to help preserve fishing towns. Through that film, he saw the ability of movies to effect change, something he hopes “Hungry for Green” might also achieve. “I’ve seen how (‘Wild Caught’) and other films directly influence people’s lives,” Barr said. “It made the fishermen realize they did something that was really important. It can make people feel better about themselves, and you can’t put a value on that.”

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FORT BRAGG (AP) — The garrison commander at Fort Bragg says it may be early next year before an investigation into unexplained infants deaths at the base is complete. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Col. Stephen Sicinski (sis-IN’-skee) gave the news to soldiers and family members at a Tuesday meeting on the base. Sicinski says it may be February before all the lab testing in the investigation is complete. The military and other government agencies are looking into the unexplained deaths of 10 infants in housing on the base since 2007. Foul play is not suspected in any of the deaths. Investigators have not yet found a potential environmental cause. Sicinski says the length of the investigation shows how thorough the Army is being.

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RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina prison officials say an inmate from Raleigh tried to smuggle a cell phone into prison in his rear end. Court documents obtained by The News & Observer of Raleigh show that 25-yearold Eric Chambers was

charged after setting off metal detectors at Central Prison. Chambers handed over a flattened piece of metal hidden in his mouth, but set off the detectors again. That’s when guards found the red-and-silver “flip-style� cell phone hidden in his rectum. Chambers was convicted in 2008 of being a habitual felon and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Investigators say he was using the phone as part of a drug-dealing operation. It could not be immediately determined Wednesday if Chambers has a lawyer.

Durham County man charged in 4-year-old’s death DURHAM (AP) — A Durham County man faces charges of smothering his 4-year-old son to death and trying to kill his two other children. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that Joseph Mitchell is in Duke Hospital, recovering from self-inflicted stab wounds. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office says the 46-yearold Mitchell will face charges of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. Mitchell and his family lived in a community near the Durham and Orange county line. A sheriff’s lieutenant says the motive is not yet clear.

SUSPECT IN DEATH OF CONCORD CHIEF’S DAUGHTER TO RETURN CHARLOTTE (AP) — Authorities waited Wednesday for the return of the man accused of killing a police chief’s daughter and the autopsy report that may force them to revisit an early murder charge. Michael Neal Harvey, 34, was expected to return to Charlotte within hours or days, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokeswoman Rosalyn Harrington said Wednesday. He was arrested in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Monday after police issued an arrest warrant accusing him of murder in the death of Valerie Hamilton, 23. She was the daughter of Merl Hamilton, police chief of the Charlotte-area city of Concord. Hamilton was seen leaving a Charlotte tavern with Harvey early in the morning of Sept. 15, police said. Witnesses said she appeared to be leaving voluntarily. But detectives “found evidence of drug usage� and heard from witnesses who said Hamilton badly needed medical attention, care that she never got, police said. Harvey blamed Ham-

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CHICAGO (AP) — A 22-year-old man accused of dropping a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago’s Wrigley Field was a onetime aspiring doctor bent on his perceived American dream of quick fame and fortune, a friend of the suspect said Wednesday. But Sami Samir Hassoun was also prone to big boasts, lies and bluffs, restaurant owner Joseph Abraham said in an interview with The Associated Press. Those may have led his friend of more than a year to plant the bogus bomb provided by FBI undercover agents, Abraham said. “Half of the stuff he told you you couldn’t believe — lies to show people he was a big shot,” said Abraham, 49. “I think what got him trouble: He was bluffing and he got caught in a bluff.” Hassoun was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a detention hearing. He was charged Monday with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and of an explosive device. He is alleged to have placed the fake but ominouslooking device — a paint can fitted with blasting caps and a timer — in a trash receptacle near a sports bar just steps from the historic home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The complaint says

Hassoun waffled about his plans and motivations, talking about profiting monetarily from attacks. He also discussed wanting to spark revolution in Chicago and spoke of poisoning Lake Michigan or assassinating Mayor Richard M. Daley. Hassoun, who immigrated with his parents and a younger brother nearly three years ago from a small village in southern Lebanon, speaks fluent Arabic, English and French, Abraham said. He also attended private school and at one point studied medicine, Abraham recalled. “He’s intelligent — not a street guy,” his friend said. Hassoun’s version of the American dream, Abraham said, was “to make fast money” — and fast fame. “The guy was starving for attention — any way he can get attention,” he said. That made Abraham think Hassoun could use mental help, though he insists his friend is “not crazy.” Abraham said he could verify another claim in the complaint — that Hassoun did not appear to have any affiliation with extremists. Although Hassoun came from a region in Lebanon where most people are Shia Muslims, Abraham said, he

ATLANTA (AP) — The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch near Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the congregation into a sexual relationship, his attorney said. Lawyers for the men, now 20 and 21, say they filed the lawsuit Tuesday in DeKalb County Court against Bishop Eddie Long. The Associated Press generally does not identify people who say they were victims of sexual impropriety. President George W. Bush and three former presidents visited the sprawling New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia for the 2006 funeral of Coretta Scott King, the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Long introduced the speakers and the Rev. Bernice King, the Kings’ younger daughter, delivered the eulogy. She is also a pastor there. The men who filed the suit were 17- and 18-year-old members of the church when they say Long abused his spiritual authority to seduce them with cars, money, clothes, jewelry, international trips and access to celebrities.

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10A / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / The Sanford Herald WOODWARD BOOK

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BOOK UNEARTHS GOVERNMENT DIVISION OVER OBAMA WAR PLAN

Study backs new heart valve without chest cracking

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early attempts to seize control of a neglected Afghanistan war yielded a strategy that pleased almost no one and hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turned the tide of a conflict near its 10th year. Just how contentious that plan has been, inside the Obama White House as well as outside, is captured in Bob Woodwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new book. The account exposes the roots of an Afghanistan exit plan driven more by politics than national security and shows the president worried about losing the support of the public and his party. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have two years with the public on this,â&#x20AC;? Obama is quoted as saying at one point, referring to what the administration still considers a finite well of public patience. Such private fears have been aired publicly. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the United States and its NATO partners must show clear progress by the end of this year or risk a collapse of public support. The book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wars,â&#x20AC;? reveals that Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aides were deeply divided over the war even as the president agreed to nearly triple troop levels in a gamble reminiscent of

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President Barack Obama walks back to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday. former President George W. Bushâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Iraq war â&#x20AC;&#x153;surge.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want an exit strategy,â&#x20AC;? Obama said at one meeting, as he and White House aides groused that the Pentagon brass was boxing him in. He got one, at least on paper. Obama has said he will begin withdrawing forces in July 2011, an arbitrary date that many in the military see as artificial and perhaps premature. Privately, Obama told Vice President Joe Biden to push his alternative strategy opposing a big troop buildup in meetings, according to the book. While Obama ultimately rejected the alternative plan, the book says, he set

a withdrawal timetable because, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose the whole Democratic Party.â&#x20AC;? Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top White House adviser on Afghanistan and his special envoy for the region are described as believing the surge and withdrawal strategy will not work. Details from the book were first reported by The New York Times, which obtained a copy before its release Monday. The Washington Post also reported extensively on the book by its longtime reporter and editor. It shot to No. 2 on the Amazon best-seller list Wednesday. Obama was among administration officials Woodward interviewed for

the book. It contains previously classified information, including a secret sixpage â&#x20AC;&#x153;terms sheetâ&#x20AC;? that a frustrated Obama dictated himself as he tried to bring the generals to heel. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said divisions were inevitable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that the book portrays a thoughtful, vigorous policy process that led to a strategy to get the best chance of achieving our objectives and goals in Afghanistan,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t imagine that any option that the president looked at would not have engendered some debate.â&#x20AC;? Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan told reporters on Wednesday

that the Pentagon has no comment because no one has read the book. He said the military is â&#x20AC;&#x153;fully focused on the mission at handâ&#x20AC;? in Afghanistan. A NATO spokesman in Afghanistan, German Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, said the strategy is working and will show larger results by the end of this year. Obama announced his redrawn war plan in December, with a heavy emphasis on his promise to begin withdrawing U.S. forces next summer. The Obama planâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first major test was an early spring military offensive in the Taliban stronghold of Helmand Province. It was supposed to build momentum for an even more crucial campaign in next-door Kandahar Province, birthplace of the Taliban insurgency. Neither campaign has gone as planned. Security in the central Helmand River Valley remains iffy, and U.S. forces have had to remain in Helmand in larger numbers than once envisioned. Parts of the Kandahar campaign were put off for months amid signs that local Afghans did not welcome it. U.S. forces are now engaged in heavy fighting in districts surrounding Kandahar City.

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easier option â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a way to thread in an artificial aortic valve without cracking their chests. The aortic valve is the heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main doorway, and a major new study found that snaking a new one in through an artery significantly improved the chances that patients with no other treatment options would survive at least a year. Not yet known is whether easier-to-implant valves might work for the less sick whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to try the new technology rather than undergo the openheart surgery required for standard valve replacements that can last 20 years. That question still is being studied, but two competing types of these â&#x20AC;&#x153;transcatheter aortic valvesâ&#x20AC;? already are sold in Europe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and manufacturer Edwards Lifesciences Corp. hopes to win U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell its version for inoperable patients in about a year.

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The Sanford Herald / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / 11A

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Fox crowns J-Lo, Tyler ‘AI’ judges

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as “American Idol” judges next season, after months of turnover and speculation about the future of TV’s top-rated show. With pomp rivaling that of a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Fox finally assembled the new pieces of the “Idol” panel that will be returned to its original three-member format for season 10. Actress-singer-dancer Lopez and Aerosmith frontman Tyler will have the job of trying to match the offbeat chemistry of former judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul. “This is ’American Idol’!” host Ryan Seacrest said after the new judges joined him on stage at the Forum arena, where the final national audition for next season’s singing contest was held Wednesday. The announcement was made before a crowd of several thousand who had gathered to try out, some cheering loudly for the cameras and all hoping to make it to the next round, when they’ll be judged by the revamped panel. The mini-show was streamed live online by Fox. Tyler said he wanted to join the show be-

their own personalities to the mix. The show has a valuable newcomer in Jimmy Iovine, chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, a division of Universal Music Group, which this season is replacing Sony Music Entertainment as the label that develops, distributes and markets “Idol” finalists. Lythgoe said Iovine would bring his own expertise and style to the show. Lopez made it clear she has no plans to become the new Simon. “I believe in tough love, but I’m an artist myself,” she said. “I could never be cruel to another artist.” Lythgoe, an original “Idol” producer now back on the show, took a swipe at some of the winners who emerged during his two-year absence. After early idols Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, he said, “Then we start running out of idols.” “We’ve got to go back to creating an American idol,” he said. Among other changes the new season will bring, the producers said that contestants won’t be forced to stray from their favored genre: country singers can sing country songs; rock singers won’t have to sing folk songs.

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From left to right, singer Steven Tyler, singer Jennifer Lopez, and musician Randy Jackson at the American Idol Season Ten judge announcement in Inglewood, Calif. on Wednesday. cause “it’s being a part of something much bigger than yourself. ... I want to bring some rock to this rollercoaster and show if you’ve got the heart, the talent, the feeling to do this you could be the next American Idol.” “I’m so excited,” said Lopez, who scored a reported $12 million to join the show. “I’m looking for the next Michael Jackson.” The likely Lopez-Tyler pairing had been reported so frequently that Fox would have had to produce Betty White and 50 Cent instead to generate any surprise. Cowell announced last January that he planned to leave to launch a new talent show for Fox in 2011, with newcomers

Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi exiting this summer. Abdul left in 2009 over a contract dispute. Jackson will be the only original judge when “American Idol” returns in January. Though gone, Cowell wasn’t forgotten at the news conference that followed the judges’ unveiling. The new judges as well as series producers were asked about the loss of Cowell and how much the acid-tongued Brit meant to the ratings. “Simon is irreplaceable, no question about that,” said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. But he and fellow producer Ken Warwick said that the new judges will bring

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Country singer Shania Twain to write autobiography NEW YORK (AP) — Shania Twain is ready to talk about her recent divorce — and she’ll do it in her autobiography. Of course, Twain will discuss much more than her recent split with music producer Robert “Mutt” Lange. The country superstar announced Wednesday that her book will talk about her difficult childhood, including the death of her mother. She’ll also chart her rise to become one of the top-sellers in music. Twain says recent struggles created a “sudden urgency to document my life before I ran out of time.” The Grammy winner shot to fame in the 1990s with hits like “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” She had spent the past few years out of the spotlight. She’s due to have her own show on Oprah Winfrey’s new OWN network. Twain’s book will be published by Atria Books.

Japan bars Hilton after drug plea NARITA, Japan (AP) — Paris Hilton canceled her Asia tour and returned home when she was denied entry at Tokyo’s airport Wednesday following a drug violation in the U.S. — running afoul of strict Japanese laws that have tripped up celebrities from Paul McCartney to Diego Maradona. “I’m going back home, and I look forward to coming back to Japan in the future,” a smiling Hilton told reporters before departing on her

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private jet. The 29-year-old celebrity socialite had arrived at Narita International Airport, outside the Japanese capital, two days after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in Las Vegas. Japan has strict immigration laws that bar entry to those convicted of drug offenses, although exceptions are occasionally granted. Hilton was to appear Wednesday at a news conference in Tokyo to promote her fashion and fragrance lines. She arrived Tuesday evening, but was stopped at the airport and spent the night at an airport hotel after being questioned by officials. “I’m really tired,” said Hilton, wearing a black baseball cap and a navy sweat suit. Hilton also abruptly canceled planned appearances in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Her publicist, Dawn Miller, said Hilton plans to make the trips at a later date. “Paris is very disappointed and fought hard to keep her business commitments and see her fans, but she is forced to postpone her commitments in Asia,” she said in a statement. “Paris understands and respects the rules and laws of the immigration authorities in Japan and fully wishes to cooperate with them.”

Recovered, refreshed El DeBarge wants a 2nd chance

NEW YORK (AP) — It took El DeBarge more than two decades to get off drugs — and he says watching performers like T.I. and Bruno Mars get into trouble over them only proves that every one needs a second chance. “My heart goes out to Bruno Mars, my heart goes out to T.I.,” DeBarge said in a phone interview Tuesday from his Los Angeles home. “I know there’s a lot of people out there experimenting with drugs. I know. I did it because I was curious. I said, ’Hey, let me try this.’ And it took me 22 years to un-try,” the 49-year-old singer said. DeBarge added: “They’re very talented and I’m here to show that the second chance is ours.” T.I. was stopped on Sept. 1 after making an illegal Uturn and Los Angeles police say they found several pills confirmed to be a controlled substance. The rapper, 29, had been released from jail in June after serving 10 months on weapons charges and is still on probation. Mars — the 24-year-old rising newcomer who’s appeared on and co-produced two of the year’s biggest hits with B.o.B’s “Nothin’ on You” and Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” — was arrested on Sept. 19 for having 2.6 grams of cocaine.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A judge says five current and former officials charged in a corruption case in suburban Bell must prove they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use looted city funds to make their bail. The defendants, including Mayor Oscar Hernandez and former city manager Robert Rizzo, made their first court appearances Wednesday after being charged with appropriating $5.5. million from the working-class Los Angeles suburb. Another hearing is set later in the day. Three other current or former officials charged in the case were allowed to make bail immediately.

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kids with pre-existing health conditions wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be denied coverage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just got to give people some basic peace of mind,â&#x20AC;? the president said, A new Associated Press poll finds high levels of misunderstanding about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually in the law, and more people opposed than in support. And with crucial midterm elections six weeks away, the only Democrats running ads about the historic legislation are the ones who voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;no.â&#x20AC;?

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Would-be school volunteers were thwarted by their past By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer

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endy Cross wants to chaperone field trips and join other parents in supervising activities at her childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school in Grand Rapids, Mich. But because of some bad checks she wrote a decade ago, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out of the question. Cross, 36, is barred under a school district policy that requires would-be volunteers to undergo criminal background checks and disqualifies anyone with a felony record. Now Cross is circulating a petition, signed so far by more than 300 other parents and community members, to lift the blanket ban. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a whole different person, how I used to be then to where I am now,â&#x20AC;? says Cross, who has four children in the Grand Rapids public school system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children changed my life around.â&#x20AC;? Her case reflects the gray areas school districts face as they increasingly use background checks to weed out volunteers with criminal pasts. Should parents with records â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially for offenses not connected to children â&#x20AC;&#x201D; be automatically barred from volunteering? And how should schools reconcile their need to protect

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Jessica Gianfrocco poses for a photograph at the offices of the ACLU in Providence, R.I. Gianfrocco, a former heroin addict who was convicted of a felony before her daughter was born, was barred from volunteering at her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s school because of her past criminal record. students with the publicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest in helping offenders rejoin society? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If someone has committed a felony in their life, is that something that is a permanent mark in their lives that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re never able to overcome, or do we allow for redemption?â&#x20AC;? asks William Jeynes, an educational psychology professor at California State University, Long Beach. A similar dispute is flaring in Rhode Island, where a woman sentenced to prison for heroin possession is suing the Cranston school system for the right to volunteer. Jessica Gianfrocco says she kicked her drug habit before her 6-year-old daughter was

born and is taking classes to become a drug rehab counselor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People recover, we rehabilitate ourselves, we get better,â&#x20AC;? says Gianfrocco, 32, who got clean after drug treatment and a 90day prison sentence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have every right to do what a normal person would do.â&#x20AC;? Cranston School Committee chairman Michael Traficante says he is open to revisiting the policy, which was enacted last year and applies to a broad range of felonies. The Grand Rapids school system may do the same, says spokesman John Helmholdt, adding that the district is sensitive to

cases like Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but wary of carving out too many exceptions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to engage parents, but student safety is our first and foremost priority,â&#x20AC;? Helmholdt says. The Grand Rapids policy was implemented in 1995, and there have been regular challenges from parents with criminal records, though nothing as organized as the current petition effort, the spokesman says. Criminal background checks have been done for decades on teachers and staff members across the country. But their use for school volunteers has risen dramatically in the past decade, in part because of child molestation fears and concerns about liability on the part of schools, says Ronald Stephens, executive director of the National School Safety Center. Background checks are also widely conducted outside of school on Little League and Boy Scout volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It keeps children safe because we are now aware that the volunteers that are in a classroom or on a field trip or supervising a dance, and have direct access to our children, have not been convicted of offenses,â&#x20AC;? says Andrea Iannazzi, a school committee member in Cranston.

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Clausen gets support Everyone from his old college coach Charlie Weis to Mark Sanchez have wished the Panthers’ new starter well.

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NCAA rules on Burney, Williams Defensive back out 6, safety out 4 for taking ‘improper benefits’ By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer

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Lee County High School’s Mary Blaire Stephens focuses on her drive off the 8th tee on Wednesday afternoon at Sanford Municipal Golf Course. Below, Marie Turner lines up a putt.

Lee County hosts Tri-9 meet By RYAN SARDA

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SANFORD — The Lee County Lady Yellow Jackets finished in ninth place in the Tri-9 Conference golf match on Wednesday afternoon at Sanford Municipal Golf Course. Athens Drive won the match with a team score of 116 with the medalist of the round going to Mande Monchich. In second place was Green Hope, which finished with a score of 127. Apex and Holly Springs both tied for third place with a 133 apiece, which was one of the best

QUICKREAD SOCCER SOUTHERN LEE CONTINUES CAPE FEAR DOMINATION SPRING LAKE — Southern Lee continued its romp through the Cape Fear Valley Conference season, gaining a convincing 6-0 win over Overhills on the road. Through four conference games this season, the Cavaliers have allowed just one goal. Rolando Sanchez led the Cavs with three goals. Rogelio Vivas and Alex Palme each had a goal and an assist, Adolfo Torres scored a goal, Marquez Velazquez had three assists and Ben Holt had an assist. “We’re just going out and playing well every game,” Cavs head coach Jason Burman said of the strong start. “We try to key in on one thing to get better at each game, and we’ve been successful at it so far. The Cavs are now 11-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play. The J.V. Cavaliers won 6-0 as well.

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finishes in Holly Springs’ history. Middle Creek was fifth with a score of 147. Panther Creek (152) and Cary (157) rounded out the top eight. The Yellow Jackets finished with a team score of 169. They were led by Mary Blair Stephens’ score of 49. Maria Turner was second on the team with a 59. Olivia Moore finished her round with a 61 and Savannah Wicker contributed with a 62. Caylan Thomas finished with a 66. The next Tri-9 Conference match will take place next Wednesday in Holly Springs.

RALEIGH — The NCAA suspended North Carolina defensive back Kendric Burney six games and safety Deunta Williams four games on Wednesday for receiving improper benefits. Both players must also repay benefits to become eligible, though the school Burney plans to appeal the length of the suspensions. In a news release, the NCAA said Burney received Williams $1,333 in benefits while Williams received $1,426 in benefits. The school said Burney must repay $575.19 and Williams must repay $450.67 to charities of their choice. Both players have sat out the first two games for the winless Tar Heels (0-2), which count toward their suspensions. The status of 10 other players remains in question as North Carolina prepares to travel to Rutgers. Among those players are NFL prospects Marvin Austin — who has been suspended indefinitely for

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Teams playing for spot in BCS in wide-open ACC By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. — With the embarrassments behind it for now, the much maligned Atlantic Coast Conference still has a spot in the Bowl Championship Series up for grabs — and top contenders Virginia Tech and Florida State begin their run at it this weekend. The Hokies and Seminoles were preseason picks to win their ACC divisions and meet for the conference title. And for all the ugly defeats and faded national dreams, both summer favorites haven’t lost a thing yet in the wide-open ACC. “We still realize there’s another championship to be played,” Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans said. That’s the saving grace for almost all ACC teams — they get to play each other. The ACC enters this week a combined 1-9 against opponents from the five other automatic qualifying BCS conferences. Defending champion Georgia Tech got a leg up last week in the ACC race with its 30-24 win at North Carolina. The Yellow Jackets can take another big step

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Tony Stewart, left, and Clint Bowyer, right, vie for the lead during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday. Bowyer won the race, but was docked 150 points Wednesday for failing inspection.

Bowyer docked 150 points for failing second inspection By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE — Clint Bowyer’s NASCAR championship chances were crippled Wednesday when his car failed a follow-up inspection and he was penalized 150 points after winning last weekend’s first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. NASCAR also fined crew chief Shane Wilson

$150,000, and suspended him for the next six Sprint Cup races. Car chief Chad Haney was also suspended six races, and team owner Richard Childress was docked 150 owner points. The team plans to appeal the penalty. Bowyer was permitted to keep Sunday’s victory at New Hampshire — NASCAR does not typically strip wins and an official said the Richard Childress Racing team

probably was punished enough. “We don’t consider taking away the win,” NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton said. “If you ask some, they would consider a 150-point penalty with only nine races to go in the Chase a pretty hefty penalty.” With Sunday’s win in the opening race of the Chase,

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Thursday, Sept. 23 n Tennis Lee County at Athens Drive, 4 p.m. n Volleyball Lee County at Holly Springs, 5:30 p.m. n JV Football Green Hope at Lee County, 6:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Westover, 6:30 p.m.

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n Football Westover at Southern Lee, 7:30 p.m. Lee County at Green Hope, 7:30 p.m. Northwood at Triton, 7:30 p.m. Chatham Central at Albemarle, 7:30 p.m. Union Pines at Overhills, 7:30 p.m. Jordan-Matthews at Cummings, 7:30 p.m. n Volleyball & Soccer Fayetteville Home School at Lee Christian, 4 p.m. Grace Christian at Gospel Light, 4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 27 n Soccer Fuquay-Varina at Lee County, 6:30 p.m. Union Pines at Southern Lee, 7 p.m. n Tennis Middle Creek at Lee County, 4 p.m. Southern Lee at Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 28 n Soccer Fuquay-Varina at Lee County, 6:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Grace Christian, 5 p.m. n Volleyball Green Hope at Lee County, 5:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Westover, 4:30 p.m. Lee Christian at Grace Christian, 4 p.m. n Tennis Lee County at Western Harnett, 4 p.m. Southern Lee at Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 n Soccer Apex at Lee County, 6:30 p.m. Southern Lee at Douglas Byrd, 7 p.m. n Tennis Overhills at Southern Lee, 4 p.m. n Cross Country Cary at Lee County, 4 p.m. n Golf Lee County vs. Holly Springs at Devilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ridge

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Carson-Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ashley Matthews (middle, No. 815), a Sanford native, finished second in the Carson-Newman Challenge recently.

Sanford native finishes second in college meet MORRISTOWN, TENN. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sanford native Ashley Matthews finished in second place in the recent Carson-Newman Challenge, a cross-country meet hosted by Carson-Newman College at Panther Creek State Park in Tennessee. Matthews, who is a former Grace Christian basketball player, soccer player and cross-country runner and current fresh-

man at Carson-Newman, finished with a time of 20 minutes and 48 seconds to lead the Lady Eagles to a second place team finish. This was the second time in consecutive meets that Matthews has led the Lady Eagles in cross country. In the season opener, back on Sept. 4, Matthews finished 42nd overall but finished in first

place on the team in the Eye Opener Invitational at Milliken Research Park. As a team in the season opening meet, the Lady Eagles finished 13th. Matthews will be coming back to North Carolina when CarsonNewman participates in the Royal Challenge in Charlotte on Oct. 15. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ryan Sarda

Holes-in-ones recorded at SGC SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sanford Golf Course has been the site of several holesin-one recently, Jim Purtell hit a hole-

in-one on hole 11 at the course. Purtell was playing with Mickey Cox, Rita Crisco and Edna Purtell. John Clifford recorded a hole-in-one on the 14th hole from 130 yards out recently. Clifford, who used a nine-iron, was playing with David Lepri. Steve McDuffie also recorded his ace on

the 14th hole using a pitching wedge from 130 yards out. McDuffie was playing with Justin Wilkinson. Conner Kennett recently hit a hole-in one on the 14th hole as well. He hit the ace with an 8-iron and was playing with Bud Christiansen, Mike Boswell and Luann Bullard. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ryan Sarda

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CAMERON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Union Pines girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tennis team remained unbeaten in Cape Fear Valley Conference play with a 9-0 victory over Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek on Wednesday. The Lady Vikings (12-1, 9-0) were led by top seed Melissa Tally, who defeated Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taylor Barber, 10-2. Union Pinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Brittany Jones defeated Madison Cannon 10-0. The Vikings No. 3 seed Madi Kramer defeated Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brian Herring 10-0. In doubles, the Union Pines duo of Tally and Kramer defeated the Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Creek duo of Barber and Cannon, 8-0. With two wins on Wednesday afternoon, Tally and Kramer became the 54th and 55th Lady Vikings, respectively, to reach the 50-win plateau. Tallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record improves to 51-6 overall while Kramer is 50-4. The Vikings will travel to Western Harnett on Monday.

SOCCER

Future Legends team wins at Tramway SANFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The A.C. Sandhills Future Legends soccer team, based out of Sanford, defeated Tusa Espanol 10-1 on Sunday at Tramway Athletic Park. A.C. Sandhills had goals from Leo Castillo, Allan Acosta, Alexis Castillo, Jonathan Vaires and Jesus Bernabe. Colby Bussy led the squad with a four assists. The Future Legends will play their next game against TUSA Getafe on Sunday, Oct. 3 at Tramway Athletic Park.

FUNDRAISER

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The Sanford Herald / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / 3B

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Clausen gets advice and support ahead of first start By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jimmy Clausen and his phone havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten much rest this week. As the Carolina rookie crams for his first NFL start Sunday against Cincinnati, a steady stream of well-wishers and advice-givers has checked in. The list includes Charlie Weis, his old college coach, and Mark Sanchez, an old buddy who knows a thing or two about starting as a rookie. Clausen hopes his connections and a heavy dose of preparation will help him jump-start the Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ugly offense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel different. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just getting more reps and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing,â&#x20AC;? Clausen said Wednesday after his first practice since replacing the ineffective Matt Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to get in there and get familiar with all the new stuff weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting in.â&#x20AC;? The baby-faced, former Notre Dame star has had quite a week already. On Monday, a day after a dismal 20-7 loss to Tampa Bay dropped Carolina to 0-2, coach John Fox made the switch to Clausen. Just a few hours later, Clausen got a call from Weis, now the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was real fired up,â&#x20AC;? a beaming Clausen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He called me and the first thing he said was, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;My day got brighter. Congratulations.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; My family and his family have a close relationship.â&#x20AC;? Clausen celebrated his 23rd birthday on Tuesday, which included a phone call from Sanchez of the New York Jets. He and Clausen became friends growing up in California, and Sanchez last year became only the second rookie quarterback to win two playoff games. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was talking about some of the things he wishes he could have heard from somebody in his first start and going into his career,â&#x20AC;? Clausen said. Such as? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were just talking about watching tape and trying to get in with different guys,â&#x20AC;? Clausen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get in with the center and watch the blitzes. Get in with the receivers and watch different coverages and see what they see.â&#x20AC;? Clausen bolted from his locker to watch film after meeting with the media on Wednesday. He appeared more vocal and animated earlier as he worked with the start-

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have during the week have to be good, crisp reps.â&#x20AC;? Smith didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak to reporters on Wednesday, but the players who did seemed ready to buy into Clausen, who has been trying to say and do the right things after earning a reputation in college of cocky and arrogant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handled himself well,â&#x20AC;? tight end Jeff King said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been put in a position, drafted where he was, where heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had to handle himself on pins and needles sometimes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handled it great. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to get his shot.â&#x20AC;? That opportunity comes Sunday, in front of a home crowd that cheered when he came on in relief of Moore last Sunday, but is also frustrated with the Panthersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; slow start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You love it. Obviously you are playing in the National Football League and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re starting,â&#x20AC;? Clausen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dream come true. But we need to get to work and get a win this week.â&#x20AC;? Notes: Rookie WR Brandon LaFell (hamstring) sat out practice after missing Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss. LaFell, who said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an injury thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lingered since his pro day before the draft, vowed to practice Thursday. ... RT Jeff Otah (knee) remains sidelined. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s yet to practice since training camp began. ... DE Tyler Brayton (ankle) practiced on a limited basis.

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ACC play until Oct. 2 at Clemsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Death Valley. n For the Tigers, that will be the first of eight straight league games. Clemson, last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Atlantic Division champs, surprised some by hanging tough in a 27-24 overtime loss at No. 17 Auburn last week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The parity of the ACC, I mean who knows, who knows whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen?â&#x20AC;? Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder said. Coaches and players around the league are anxious to find the answer to that question. Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be influenced by what heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen from ACC teams in those nonconference matchups, no matter how bad they looked. North Carolina may be 0-2, but certainly hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played its best football, Grobe said, and the same holds true for many other league schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including his. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With nine regular season games left, I think we have the potential to be a good a good football team.â&#x20AC;? The conference canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t erase this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult defeats and embarrasing blowouts, but all are on the same page as Hokies defensive end Chris Drager: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knowing we still have the possibility of winning an ACC championship, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a plus.â&#x20AC;? AP Sports Writers Hank Kurz in Blacksburg, Va., Joedy McCreary in Raleigh, Charles Odom in Atlanta and Associated Press Writer Brent Kallestad in Tallahassee, Fla., contributed to this report.

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4B / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / The Sanford Herald High School Football Standings After Week 5 (all games set for 7:30 p.m. kickoff; Local teams in CAPS)

Tri-9 4-A Team Name Panther Creek Lee COunty Middle Creek Athens Drive Cary Fuquay-Varina Apex Holly Springs Green Hope

Conference W-L-T Pct. 1-0 1.000 2-0 1.000 2-0 1.000 1-0 1.000 1-1 0.500 1-1 0.500 0-2 0.000 0-2 0.000 0-2 0.000

Last week’s scores Middle Creek 37, Green Hope 0 Lee Co. 35, Holly Springs 7 Cary 35, Apex 21 Panther Creek 38, FuquayVarina 37, OT

Overall W-L-T Pct. 4-0 1.000 4-1 0.800 4-1 0.800 3-1 0.750 4-1 0.800 4-1 0.800 1-4 0.200 1-4 0.200 0-5 0.000

This week’s games Lee County at Green Hope Cary at Holly Springs Panther Creek at Apex Middle Creek at Athens Drive Fuquay-Varina open

Cape Fear Valley 3-A Team Name Douglas Byrd Gray’s Creek Union Pines Westover Overhills Southern Lee Western Harnett

Conference W-L-T Pct. 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000

Last week’s scores Cardinal Gibbons 38, Union Pines 7 Triton 22, Overhills 21 Gray’s Creek 49, St. Pauls 8 Leesville Rd. 48, So. Lee 6 Pinecrest 31, W. Harnett 0 Hoke Co. 43, Westover 33 Douglas Byrd 25, Smith 23

Overall W-L-T Pct. 5-0 1.000 3-2 0.600 2-3 0.400 1-4 0.200 0-5 0.000 0-5 0.000 0-5 0.000

This week’s games Union Pines at Overhills Westover at Southern Lee Gray’s Creek at Douglas Byrd Western Harnett open

Yadkin Valley 1-A Team Name Albemarle East Montgomery West Montgomery Chatham Central South Davidson South Stanly North Moore North Rowan

Conference W-L-T Pct. 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000

Last week’s scores Wake Christian 30, Chatham Central 14 Jordan-Matthews 69, North Moore 8 Mt. Pleasant 28, S. Stanly 0 Salisbury 33, North Rowan 15

Overall W-L-T Pct. 3-1 0.750 3-1 0.750 3-1 0.750 1-3 0.250 0-4 0.000 0-4 0.000 0-4 0.000 0-4 0.000

This week’s games Chatham Central at Albemarle South Stanly at North Rowan West Montgomery at North Moore South Davidson at East Montgomery

Mid-State 2-A Team Name Reidsville Cummings Jordan-Matthews Providence Grove Eastern Randolph Graham Bartlett Yancey

Conference W-L-T Pct. 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000

Last week’s scores Jordan-Matthews 69, North Moore 8 Northwood 34, Prov. Grove 17 Southeast Guilford 54, Eastern Randolph 26 Salisbury 33, North Rowan 15 Cummings 35, W. Alam. 21 Williams 31, Graham 29

Overall W-L-T Pct. 5-0 1.000 4-1 0.800 4-1 0.800 3-3 0.500 2-3 0.400 2-3 0.400 1-3 0.250

E. Surry 31, Bartlett Yancey 7 This week’s games Jordan-Matthews at Cummings Eastern Randoph at Providence Grove Bartlett Yancey at Reidsville Graham open

Carolina 2A/1A Team Name Carrboro Cedar Ridge South Granville Northwood Granville Central

Conference W-L-T Pct. 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000

Last week’s scores Northwood 34, Prov. Grove 17 Cedar Ridge 34, Orange 13 Northern Vance 28, Granville Central 26, OT Southern Nash 44, South Granville 7

Overall W-L-T Pct. 4-0 1.000 4-1 0.800 3-2 0.600 2-3 0.400 1-4 0.200

This week’s games Northwood at Triton Orange at Granville Central Cardinal Gibbons at Cedar Ridge Northeast Guilford at South Granville Chapel Hill at Carrboro

Sports Review BASEBALL American League Chase for the Sprint Cup East Division W L Pct GB New York 92 59 .609 — Tampa Bay 89 61 .593 21⁄2 Boston 83 68 .550 9 Toronto 76 74 .507 151⁄2 Baltimore 61 90 .404 31 Central Division x-Minnesota 92 60 .605 — Chicago 80 72 .526 12 Detroit 76 75 .503 151⁄2 Kansas City 62 88 .413 29 Cleveland 62 90 .408 30 West Division Texas 83 67 .553 — Oakland 76 75 .503 71⁄2 Los Angeles 75 76 .497 81⁄2 Seattle 57 93 .380 26 x-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Kansas City 9, Detroit 6 N.Y. Yankees 8, Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 5, Seattle 3 Baltimore 9, Boston 1 Minnesota 6, Cleveland 4 Oakland 7, Chicago White Sox 2 L.A. Angels 2, Texas 0 Wednesday’s Games Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland 3 Kansas City at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-11) at Toronto (Sh.Hill 0-2), 12:37 p.m. Kansas City (O’Sullivan 2-6) at Cleveland (Talbot 9-12), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 17-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 20-6), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Cl.Lee 12-8) at Oakland (Braden 9-13), 10:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

National League East Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 91 61 .599 — Atlanta 86 66 .566 5 Florida 75 75 .500 15 New York 74 77 .490 161⁄2 Washington 63 88 .417 271⁄2 Central Division Cincinnati 86 66 .566 — St. Louis 77 73 .513 8 Houston 73 78 .483 121⁄2 Milwaukee 69 81 .460 16 Chicago 68 82 .453 17 Pittsburgh 52 98 .347 33 West Division San Fran. 85 66 .563 — San Diego 84 66 .560 1⁄2 Colorado 82 68 .547 21⁄2 Los Angeles 73 78 .483 12 Arizona 60 91 .397 25 Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 3 Washington 8, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 2 Florida 5, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco 1, Chicago Cubs 0 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3 Arizona 3, Colorado 1 San Diego 6, L.A. Dodgers 0 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05

Through Sept. 19

DRIVER NAME 1. Denny Hamlin 2. Kevin Harvick 3. Kyle Busch 4. Jeff Gordon 5. Kurt Busch 6. Jimmie Johnson 7. Carl Edwards 8. Greg Biffle 9 Jeff Burton 10. Tony Stewart 11. Matt Kenseth 12. Clint Bowyer

POINTS 5230 5185 5168 5155 5144 5138 5135 5122 5118 5106 5094 5045

p.m. Houston at Washington, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 7:10 p.m. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis (Suppan 1-7) at Pittsburgh (Burres 3-3), 12:35 p.m. Houston (Figueroa 5-3) at Washington (Detwiler 0-2), 4:35 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 56) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 14-10), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 12-10) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 13-7), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Francis 4-5) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 9-9), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Latos 14-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 10-13), 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Florida at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.

FOOTBALL NFL Standings

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Miami 2 0 0 1.000 29 20 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 37 24 N.E. 1 1 0 .500 52 52 Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 17 49 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 2 0 0 1.000 64 51 Jcksnville 1 1 0 .500 37 55 Tenn. 1 1 0 .500 49 32 Indy 1 1 0 .500 62 48 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 2 0 0 1.000 34 20 Cincinnati 1 1 0 .500 39 48 Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 20 24 Cleveland 0 2 0 .000 28 33 West W L T Pct PF PA K.C. 2 0 0 1.000 37 28 S. Diego 1 1 0 .500 52 34 Denver 1 1 0 .500 48 38 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 29 52 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Wash. 1 1 0 .500 40 37 N.Y..G. 1 1 0 .500 45 56 Phila. 1 1 0 .500 55 59 Dallas 0 2 0 .000 27 40

STARTS WINS TOP 5 27 6 11 27 3 12 27 3 8 27 0 10 27 2 8 27 5 10 27 0 6 27 1 5 27 0 5 27 1 7 27 0 5 27 1 5

TOP 10 12 18 15 14 15 14 14 14 13 14 10 15

TV Sports Listings

Thursday, Sept. 23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

ESPN — Miami at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

GOLF TGC — European PGA Tour, The Vivendi Cup, first round, at Paris, 8:30 a.m. TGC — PGA Tour, THE TOUR Championship, first round, at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

PREP FOOTBALL ESPN2 — South Lake (Fla.) at Apopka (Fla.), 7 p.m. South W L T Pct PF PA T. Bay 2 0 0 1.000 37 21 N.O. 2 0 0 1.000 39 31 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 50 22 Carolina 0 2 0 .000 25 51 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 2 0 0 1.000 46 34 G. Bay 2 0 0 1.000 61 27 Detroit 0 2 0 .000 46 54 Minn. 0 2 0 .000 19 28 West W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 1 1 0 .500 45 37 Arizona 1 1 0 .500 24 54 San Fran. 0 2 0 .000 28 56 St. Louis 0 2 0 .000 27 33 Sunday, Sept. 26 Dallas at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Tennessee at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Carolina, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 Green Bay at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 18, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (53) 3-0 1,492 1 2. Ohio St. (5) 3-0 1,435 2 3. Boise St. (1) 2-0 1,333 3 4. TCU 3-0 1,280 4 5. Oregon 3-0 1,238 5 6. Nebraska 3-0 1,175 8 7. Texas (1) 3-0 1,164 6 8. Oklahoma 3-0 1,114 7 9. Florida 3-0 1,044 10 10. Arkansas 2-0 903 12 11. Wisconsin 3-0 803 11 12. S. Carolina 3-0 739 13

13. Utah 3-0 703 14 14. Arizona 3-0 663 24 15. LSU 3-0 654 15 16. Stanford 3-0 606 19 17. Auburn 3-0 600 16 18. Iowa 2-1 482 9 19. Miami 1-1 472 17 20. So. Cal 3-0 414 18 21. Michigan 3-0 291 20 22. W. Virginia 3-0 258 21 23. Penn St. 2-1 198 22 24. Oregon St. 1-1 75 25 25. Mich. St. 3-0 45 — Others receiving votes: Air Force 44, Nevada 41, Florida St. 40, Pittsburgh 40, Fresno St. 35, Missouri 30, Oklahoma St. 22, Clemson 14, Georgia Tech 14, N.C. State 14, James Madison 8, Kansas St. 4, Arizona St. 3, California 3, Northwestern 3, Houston 1, Notre Dame 1, Temple 1, Texas A&M 1.

College Football Schedule

By The Associated Press All Times EDT (Subject to change) Thursday, Sept. 23 Miami (1-1) at Pittsburgh (1-1), 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 TCU (3-0) at SMU (2-1), 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 EAST Virginia Tech (1-2) at Boston College (2-0), Noon N.C. State (3-0) at Georgia Tech (2-1), Noon Fla. International (0-2) at Maryland (2-1), Noon Georgia St. (1-2) at Campbell (1-2), 1 p.m. VMI (1-1) at Virginia (1-1), 1:30 p.m. Army (2-1) at Duke (1-2), 3 p.m. Appalachian St. (3-0) at Samford (2-1), 3 p.m. North Carolina (0-2) at Rutgers (2-0), 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest (2-1) at Florida St. (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Elon (1-2) at Georgia Southern (2-1), 6 p.m. N. Carolina A&T (0-3) at N.C. Central (1-2), 6 p.m. Chattanooga (1-2) at W. Carolina (1-2), 6 p.m. Kentucky (3-0) at Florida (3-0), 7 p.m. Georgia (1-2) at Mississippi St. (1-2), 7 p.m. South Carolina (3-0) at Auburn (3-0), 7:45 p.m. West Virginia (3-0) at LSU (3-0), 9 p.m.

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Bowyer vaulted from 12th to second in the standings. The penalty drops him back to last place, 185 points behind leader Denny Hamlin. NASCAR said the No. 33 Chevrolet from Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race had been altered and did not meet its strict specifications. Neither Pemberton or Sprint Cup director John Darby would specifically address the infraction, citing RCRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right to appeal the penalty. Darby, however, said the issue revolved around how the team had set up the body of the car. Childress said in a statement that the penalty was handed down because the car was out of tolerance â&#x20AC;&#x153;less than 1/16 of an inch.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel certain that the cause of the car being out of tolerance by sixty thousandths of an inch, less than 1/16 of an inch, happened as a result of the wrecker hitting the rear bumper when it pushed the car into winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s circle,â&#x20AC;? Childress said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The rear bumper was also hit on the cool down lap by other drivers congratulating Clint on his victory. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only logical way that the left-rear of the car was found to be high at the tech center. We will appeal NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling and take it all the way to the NASCAR commissioner for a final ruling, if need be.â&#x20AC;? Bowyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car passed its initial inspection at New Hampshire on Sunday, but was taken by NASCAR back to its North Carolina research and development center for a more thorough examination. It was there that NASCAR found the rear end of the car had been manipulated. The development came a day after NASCAR called in RCR officials to warn them that Bowyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chaseclinching car from the Sept. 11 race at Richmond had nearly failed inspection because its back end was very close to the mandated limits. Pemberton said that earlier warning played a part in the punishment. Although the issues on

The Sanford Herald / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / 5B the car at Richmond and the car at New Hampshire were not exactly the same, the infractions were in the same area of the car. Childress said his team had addressed NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issues before Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am confident we fixed the area of concern and the New Hampshire car left the race shop well within the tolerances required by NASCAR,â&#x20AC;? Childress said. Speaking at an appearance Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame before the penalty was announced, Bowyer said he was aware his car was under scrutiny but pleaded ignorance as to what could be wrong with the Chevrolet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man, I have no idea. I show up on Friday, I bring my helmet, my HANS and I get in the car,â&#x20AC;? Bowyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anything that happens Sunday to Friday, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. I know we won the race this weekend and it was a lot of fun. We led the most laps and won the race and the guys work hard in the shop to bring fair, fast race cars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aside from that, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on.â&#x20AC;? NASCAR sets very strict templates that the teams must follow in building their race cars. Although the cars are built to be equal, crew chiefs can and do make alterations in certain parts of the design for strategy and driver preference. Teams also have historically pushed the limits in an effort to gain a technical edge on the race track. Since NASCAR ramped up its penalties for cheaters over the past several years, there have been fewer examples of blatant infractions. Instead, teams tend to cross the line now by manipulating setups to improve handling, alter downforce, improve fuel mileage or find additional speed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear what advantage Bowyer would have gained, or if it factored into his win. Bowyer led a race-high 177 laps, lost the lead to Tony Stewart, but stretched his final tank of gas 92 laps to win the race when Stewart ran out of fuel right before the final lap.

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breaking team rules â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Robert Quinn on defense, top receiver Greg Little and tailback Ryan Houston. Both Burney and Williams were among six underclassmen who decided to return for their senior seasons instead of entering the NFL draft. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If and when they come back, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll certainly be welcome additions,â&#x20AC;? coach Butch Davis said during his radio show Wednesday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good kids, and certainly you would love to (expedite) a lot of these other things and try to get some kind of resolution as quick as possible, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to kind of get some clarity at least on those two young men.â&#x20AC;? The NCAA visited Chapel Hill in July focused on whether Austin and Little received improper benefits from agents, but that probe expanded to include possible academic misconduct involving a

â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the added scrutiny, the NFLPA has had calls with coaches and with the league and the NCAA officials on this,â&#x20AC;? said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the letter has not been made public. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The only thing (the union) is doing is encouraging people cooperating to get the right information in place. I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a stretch to call it pressure.â&#x20AC;? In the wake of the Reggie Bush scandal that led to Southern California landing on probation, the NCAA

has expressed concerns about potential rule violations to several agents and to the NFL Players Association. DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; union, said in Orchard Park, N.Y., that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heard about the letter, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment because he hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen it. Smith visited the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday. Several prominent agents said they have not received or seen the letter. Some agents might have been upset by receiving the letter, believing they were

being targeted by the NCAA. Because of the BushUSC situation and others that prompted NCAA investigations, the college sports governing body is trying to be proactive. But another person who has seen the letter told the AP that â&#x20AC;&#x153;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not threatening in any way. The gist of it is, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We know there are potential violations there, we are cooperating with the NFLPA and if you know of someone who has violated any of the regulations, we are encouraging you to cooperate.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

tutor last month. Athletic director Dick Baddour called the length of the suspensions â&#x20AC;&#x153;unduly harshâ&#x20AC;? and hopes to have an appeal heard by next week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The timeliness is important and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure the NCAA will work with us to help us get a response as soon as possible,â&#x20AC;? Baddour said. In a news release, the school said the benefits included trips to California, Atlanta and Las Vegas for Burney, and two trips to California for Williams. Most of the benefits associated with Burney came from someone who the NCAA said qualifies as an agent, while most of Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; benefits were violations of a rule preventing athletes from receiving â&#x20AC;&#x153;preferential treatment.â&#x20AC;? A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the person who qualified as an agent in Burneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case is Chris Hawkins. The former North Carolina and Marshall defensive back paid $1,000 for the jersey of Georgia receiver

A.J. Green in a transaction that led to Greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent four-game suspension. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the NCAA probe is ongoing. Page Pate, an Atlanta-based attorney representing Hawkins in a pending drug case, said in an e-mail he had not discussed the issue with his client and had no comment. Hawkins has said he is a collector, not an agent. Last week, Baddour said Hawkins had been around the players and the program â&#x20AC;&#x153;periodicallyâ&#x20AC;? over the years, but is no longer welcome around the football facility. Baddour said the California trips were to visit a former North Carolina player who had befriended both Burney and Williams. Both players paid for their travel, but the NCAA ruled â&#x20AC;&#x153;there were expenses they are still responsible for, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying back.â&#x20AC;? Thirteen players sat out the opener against LSU, with only tailback

Shaun Draughn being cleared from that group so far. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re as anxious as anybody to get resolution and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pushing to resolution,â&#x20AC;? Baddour said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all on a different kind of timetable.â&#x20AC;? Earlier Wednesday, an attorney for former assistant coach John Blake confirmed that Blake had met with the North Carolina Secretary of Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office in their probe of whether the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sports agent laws were broken. Wade Smith, one of Blakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys, said Blake was interviewed in response to a subpoena, though he declined to say when or comment further. Blake resigned earlier this month after his friendship with California-based agent Gary Wichard came into question amid the NCAA review. Investigators also subpoenaed Austin and interviewed him earlier this month. A spokeswoman with the Secretary of Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office declined to comment, citing the officeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ongoing probe.


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6B / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / The Sanford Herald 2010 County FOOTBALL STATISTICS â&#x20AC;˘ Through WEEK 5

LEE COUNTY HIGH YELLOW JACKETS (4-1, 2-0)

SOUTHERN LEE HIGH CAVALIERS (0-5, 0-0)

HEAD COACH: BURTON CATES

HEAD COACH: TOM PARIS

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PLAYER CLASS Carson Wilson Sr. Chase Arrington Soph. TOTAL:

COMP 45 1 46

ATT 74 1 75

YARDS 684 13 697

YPC 15.2 13.0 15.1

TD 11 1 12

INT 1 0 1

PLAYER CLASS Ashton Gaines Sr. TOTAL:

ATT YARDS YPC 163 762 8.8 163 762 8.8

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Rushing PLAYER CLASS Cedric Gray Sr. Isaiah Williams Sr. Israel Williams Sr. Dequon Swann Sr. Josh Brinkley Jr. Tre Chalmers Soph. Jalen Woods Sr. Russell Clark Sr. David Upchurch Jr. Chase Arrington Soph. Carson Wilson Sr. TOTAL:

ATT YARDS 75 354 23 192 13 103 6 132 6 33 5 32 3 15 1 9 2 3 1 2 25 -19 160 847

AVG TD 4.7 3 8.3 3 7.9 2 22.0 1 5.5 0 6.4 0 5.0 0 9.0 0 1.5 0 2.0 0 -0.8 1 5.3 8

RECEIVING PLAYER CLASS Dequon Swann Sr. Isaiah Williams Sr. Cedric Gray Sr. T.J. Lett Soph. Danny Dillon Sr. Israel Williams Sr. Richard Wicker Jr. Russell Clark Sr. TOTAL:

CATCH YARDS 21 379 7 148 4 47 4 47 4 47 2 14 1 13 1 2 46 697

AVG TD 18.0 6 21.1 3 11.8 0 11.8 0 11.8 2 7.0 0 13.0 1 2.0 0 15.2 12

schedule DATE Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17

COMP 87 87

OPPONENT RESULT @W. Harnett W, 27-0 Richmond Co. L, 38-21 @Southern Lee W, 48-0 @Apex W, 29-3 Holly Springs W, 35-7

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ATT YARDS 63 187 24 101 13 21 1 1 1 2 5 17 107 329

AVG TD 3.0 1 4.2 0 1.6 1 1.0 0 2.0 0 3.4 1 3.3 2

RECEIVING PLAYER CLASS Quentin Ingram Jr. Robert Richard Sr. Mitchell Showalter Jr. Ace Chalmers Jr. Josh Boatwright Jr. Aaron Turner Jr. Blake Brewington Sr. Michael Reives Jr. Shakeer Alston Sr. TOTAL:

CATCH YARDS 32 289 25 208 8 69 8 84 6 64 3 24 2 8 2 30 1 6 87 762

AVG TD 9.0 3 8.3 0 8.6 0 10.5 1 10.7 0 8.0 0 4.0 0 15.0 1 6.0 1 8.8 6

schedule DATE Aug. 20 Aug. 27 Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17

OPPONENT S. Johnston @E.E. Smith Lee County Seventy-First @Leesville Road

RESULT L, 50-28 L, 54-13 L, 48-0 L, 38-6 L, 48-6

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Statistics compiled by members of The Heraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff as well as Alex Podlogar and Keith Womack from WFJA/WWGP radio broadcasts.

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Woodsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; caddie, two others bumped from charter flight ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tiger Woods will be joining the U.S. Ryder Cup team on a charter flight to Wales. His caddie is on his own. Steve Williams and two other caddies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Frank Williams (Stewart Cink) and Joe Skovron (Rickie Fowler) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; have been bumped off the U.S. teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charter plane to the Ryder Cup because the plane is not big enough for everyone. Also on the charter, in coach seats, will be several fans who bought seats through a special Ryder Cup package. U.S. captain Corey Pavin

dismissed any notion of the Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; unity being splintered early with three caddies not on the plane. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny what people make of it,â&#x20AC;? Pavin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we play in the United States, everyone comes in separately. Just because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going overseas doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean we all have to go together.â&#x20AC;? The charter flight is sold out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The original plane we had for Team USA was not able to fly,â&#x20AC;? PGA of America spokesman Julius Mason said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to obtain an alternative plane, and the configuration of seats on the

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on Monday. The Ryder Cup is Oct. 1-3 at Celtic Manor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually worked out quite well,â&#x20AC;? Pavin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The three caddies are spread throughout the land, and they can come over on a more direct flight and fly business class. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier for them to fly straight to Cardiff and get in that way, than fly to Atlanta and hang around. I spoke to all the guys, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re fine. They understood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the neat things is that all 12 players are on the charter,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first time thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened for some time.â&#x20AC;?

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8b / Thursday, September 23, 2010 / The Sanford Herald Dear Abby

BRIDGE HAND

Special-needs kids build bridges of understanding

HOROSCOPES Universal Press Syndicate

Happy Birthday: Go with the flow if you want to make progress this year. There will be lots of opportunity if you are not trying to do the impossible. Simplify your thinking and practice moderation. Emotions will be close to the surface, making this an ideal year to face problems, resolve old issues and move in a new direction. Your numbers are 9, 16, 25, 28, 32, 39, 46 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Restrictions, frustrations and delays will lead to emotional reactions and unwanted changes. Don’t fight the inevitable. It’s what you are trying to hold on to that is holding you back. Instead, look forward with optimism. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Put your effort into your relationships with people who have something to offer you, instead of those who are always taking. Put pressure on anyone who owes you financially or otherwise. Stand up for your rights. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may think you have the help of someone but, before passing along a job that requires detail and a deadline, consider taking care of it on your own. You will not be able to count on others. Steady work will result in progress. CANCER (June 21-July 22): If you don’t take advantage of the opportunities being made available, someone will take advantage of you. Procrastination will be your downfall. Love and romance are in the stars, so plan something special. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Push for what you want. There are opportunities available, but not if you sit at home. A personal problem will develop with someone who expects too much from you. Equality will be a must for a partnership. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There is a change in your financial situation that will lead to an oppor-

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tunity to make a move or change the way you live. Love is in the picture and you will make the relationship you are currently in better or, if single, find someone able to reciprocate emotionally. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You cannot let anyone walk all over you, even if you want to maintain the peace. Change may be necessary when it comes to friends, peers or even relatives if you want to overcome an emotional situation that is getting you down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21): A passionate approach to love, work and your surroundings will bring you high rewards. Putting your heart and soul into what you believe in and making whatever changes are necessary to hone your skills will be the route to take. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You’ll be torn between what you should do and what you want to do. Diplomacy coupled with a little budgeting and know-how will allow you to charm your way into any situation you feel will aid you in getting your own way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Expect to be burdened with responsibilities due to someone else’s mistake or inability to fulfill a promise. Ultimately, it will help enhance your reputation and seal a deal you’ve been working on. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Hard work on your part will make the difference as to how your future will unfold. Formulate a plan that allows you to promote a skill you enjoy. Physical restrictions may get you down if you overdo it. Put time aside for love. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An emotional matter must be dealt with if you want to move forward. It may be time to let go of the past. A love relationship can help you out financially and allow you to improve your standard of living.

DEAR ABBY: As the mother of a child with special needs, my heart goes out to “Boiling Mad in New Jersey” (July 23). My daughter, “Kate,” is also stared at in public. I, too, used to bristle at the unwanted attention, until I began to open up and talk with people. I found most of them to be compassionate and merely curious. Sometimes seeing Kate triggered their memory of a loved one who was affected by a similar challenge. As often as I can, I take the time to do mini “public service announcements” and chat with folks who linger, look or approach. It’s a great way to build a bridge between disabled individuals, who have much to teach, and the nondisabled, who have much to learn. The kids are my favorites. They’ll openly ask what everyone wants to know and say what others are afraid to risk saying. Kate is 16 now, beautiful inside and out. She’s pure, loves unconditionally and always forgives. She’s our teacher. Please tell “Boiling Mad” that time heals some of the rawness of a fresh diagnosis, and if she’ll try to find the best in others, she’ll usually be right. — HAPPIER NOW IN WASHINGTON STATE DEAR HAPPIER: Thank you for your insightful letter. You are among many readers who shared similar views on transforming a “staring session” into a positive opportunity. Read on: DEAR ABBY: I worked with special-needs children for a number

This tactic, rather than ignoring people, is the way to go. If more people educated others, the stares and rude comments would become smiles and support. — JON IN BEAVERCREEK, OHIO

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of years. I actually believe that it is good when people stare. It gives us a chance to help the child learn social skills. Would “Boiling Mad” prefer everyone pretend her son doesn’t exist? How horrible to isolate him like that. It’ll make him miserable. The people looking aren’t mean, they’re just human. Children like to be looked at; it makes them feel important. Her precious little boy doesn’t have only disabilities. He has abilities, too, and developing them should be the focus of every activity she does with him. She’ll be amazed at and proud of his growth. — KATHY IN KNOXVILLE DEAR ABBY: My child has moderate autism spectrum disorder. Although he looks like everyone else, his extreme behavior brings stares and comments (mostly about my parenting). I now regard it as an opportunity to educate them about autism. I hand them a card explaining it that contains a link to the Autism Society of America.

DEAR ABBY: I’m one of those folks who “stare” at others. By no means is there ever a bad intent. I’m a people-watcher. I love watching people communicate in different ways, like signing. Whether someone is in a wheelchair or has a visible disability, I value each and every person. Maybe “Boiling Mad” doesn’t understand that many of us are willing to reach out, lend a hand or just be friendly. I wish to embrace, not ignore, and I hope my behavior isn’t perceived to be offensive. — WELL-MEANING AND OPEN DEAR ABBY: As parents of a daughter with Down syndrome, we often saw people — mostly children — who couldn’t take their eyes off our Sara. When she asked us why they were staring and we told her it was because she was so beautiful, she decided to do them a favor and introduce herself. In crowded amusement park lines and outdoor events she’d walk over and say, “Hi. I’m Sara. What’s your name?” We have had many great conversations with total strangers and met new friends this way over the past 23 years. Today, Sara and her mom speak at conferences all over the world promoting the hiring of people with disabilities. — PROUD DAD IN VIRGINIA

Odds and Ends UK book halts traffic after truck turns over LONDON (AP) — Andrew Marr’s latest book is, literally, stopping traffic. Boxes containing 15 British tons (16.8 U.S. tons) worth of the journalist’s history volume “The Making of Modern Britain” have been strewn across a busy English road after an accident. Thames Valley Police said Wednesday that a truck carrying books overturned about 40 miles west of London just before midnight on Tuesday. The driver suffered cuts to his arms, and the road was closed throughout the night as the books were cleared away. Video footage on the BBC website showed smashed-open boxes of the book piled by the roadside. “The Making of Modern Britain” is described by its publisher as “a fascinating portrait of life in Britain during the first half of the 20th century.” Marr, a BBC reporter and presenter, apologized to anyone who had been inconvenienced, and said he hoped the book was not “being taken off to be pulped.”

Goose shooting interrupts ‘preach at beach’ Mass HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- The rector of a Hingham church said parishioners trying to hold a post-Mass picnic at the town’s beach were interrupted by a Canadian goose being shot in front of them. The Rev. Timothy Schenk of the St. John the Evangelist Episcopal church said that

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My Answer the church was holding its “preach at the beach” Mass last week when parishioners saw two hunters open fire on a small flock of geese. He said one goose was shot and fell into the water, but did not die immediately. Schenk said parents and children at the picnic were upset about the shooting. He said the Mass was designed for children and to remind them that God isn’t just found at the pulpit and in the pews. A regulation prohibits discharging firearms on town property. No charges have been filed.

Man arrested after picking fight with pet parrot ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A 49-year-old Jackson man has been arrested in Ann Arbor following a fight with the pet parrot carried in his backpack. Police told Annarbor.com for a story Wednesday that witnesses reported the colorful bird was shaken so violently that its feathers were scattered. Three 911 calls were made following the Tuesday night incident. Lt. Renee Bush said the parrot was “squawking loudly” when officers arrived. But the bird was fighting back, leaving one of its owner’s thumbs “scratched and bloodied.” The parrot suffered a red eye and bald patches. Bush said it also was limping. The owner told officers he was disciplining and training the bird. He was being held in the Washtenaw County Jail pending charges.

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The Bible’s message is still relevant Q: I’ve tried to read the Bible, but as far as I can tell it just talks about people who lived a long time ago, and I don’t see much point in trying to find out what they did. What am I missing? -- J.W. A: One thing you’re missing is the joy of hearing God speak to you through its pages, and discovering that He loves you and wants you to be part of His family. And this is exactly what the people you read about in the Bible discovered, because the story of the Bible is the story of God’s plan for the human race. Although they lived a long time ago, in many ways they weren’t much different from you and me. They had the same problems and struggles we have, and they experienced the same hopes and fears we do. Most of all, they wanted to know who God is and how they should live. At the same time, I know the Bible seems overwhelming if you’ve never read it before -- so let me make some suggestions. First, get a modern translation you can understand; your local Christian bookstore can help you with this. Second, instead of starting at the beginning of the Bible (as you’d do with other books), start with one of the Gospels in the New Testament, such as John. Jesus Christ is the center of the Bible’s message, and the Gospels will help you discover not only who He is and what He did for you, but why you should turn your life over to Him.


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