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                                                                 Monday, September 13, 2010

Post office closing,
residents upset
MEGHANN EVANS                                  Walton said it was for “business and eco-
STAFF REPORTER                                 nomic reasons.” He said since the propri-
                                               etor was retiring, the postal service would
    Residents of White Plains have fought      not re-bid the location.
to keep their community post office open          “It wasn’t cost effective,” Walton re-
many times before, but unless officials        marked. “We were losing money at that lo-
quickly change their minds, this time the      cation ... It’s a tough economy.”
post office may close for good.                   Nancy Haynes with the Mount Airy
    The White Plains Post Office, located      Post Office said, “The contract is up with
beside the Shell gas station off of Old        the person that has been running it. There
Highway 601, is slated to close on Sept.       were a whole lot of complications.”
30. That is the day that Postmaster Brenda        Residents say letters were sent out to
Dollyhigh’s contract to run the facility       those with post office boxes at the White
ends. Because it is a community office in-     Plains location that stated that Dollyhigh
stead of a regular post office, the White      wanted to retire. But Dollyhigh says that’s
Plains office is run on a contract basis.      not the case.
    Carl Walton, a media relations special-       Dollyhigh said due to a mix-up with the
ist with the USPS office in Greensboro,        IRS, she has faced tough financial straits.
explained that the contract post office was    And the $14,900 yearly income for run-
established years ago to serve residents in    ning the post office does not go very far,
an underserved area. There has been a post     especially when she has to pay rent and
office in White Plains since the 1880s, res-   utilities out of that payment. She keeps the                                                                     MEGHANN EVANS/THE NEWS
idents said.                                   office running Monday through Saturday,        Martha Cassell, right, buys stamps from Postmaster Brenda Dollyhigh at the
    As for the closing of the post office,                                 See POST, page 2   White Plains Post Office.

                                                                                                                                                fire ruled
                                                                                                                                                STAFF REPORT
                                                                                                                                                    A fire Wednesday that heavily
                                                                                                                                                damaged a house in the Oak Grove
                                                                                                                                                community, and required the res-
                                                                                                                                                cue of a man from a roof, has been
                                                                                                                                                ruled accidental.
                                                                                                                                                    Authorities believe the blaze at
                                                                                                                                                the home of Rick Swoat in the 200
                                                                                                                                                block of Nonnie Road originated
                                                                                                                                                from an overloaded electrical out-
                                                                                                                    MORGAN WALL/THE NEWS        let.
  Children at Magical Moments Learning Academy participated in a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon recently. Picture from left are, front row,                  “That’s what’s it appeared to
                                                                                                                                                be,” Earl Mounce, an investigator
  Forrest Gallimore, Fletcher Gallimore, Nathan Rawley and Max Gough, back row, Connie Griffith, Ashton Speight, Ddrick Doughen-
                                                                                                                                                with the Surry County Fire Mar-
  bough, Nyia Smith, Brycen Crouse, Cameron France and Olivia Welch. Not pictured are Tristan Lineback and Ryver Lipot.                         shal’s Office, said Sunday.
                                                                                                                                                    Members of the Pine Ridge

  Triking for a cure                                                                                                                            Volunteer Fire Department re-
                                                                                                                                                sponded to the blaze Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                afternoon and found Swoat
  MORGAN WALL                                                                                                                                   trapped on the roof of a porch.
  STAFF REPORTER                                                                                                                                    After flames began to engulf
                                                                                                                                                the attic area of the house, the resi-
      After a week of learning about bicycle safety and St. Jude Chil-                                                                          dent apparently went upstairs to
  dren’s Research Hospital, children at Magical Moments Learning                                                                                investigate, was overcome by
  Academy took to the pavement in a Trike-A-Thon.
      The Trike-A-Thon is first and foremost a fundraiser for St.                                                                               smoke and then exited from an up-
  Jude as the research hospital continues to try to find cures and                                                                              stairs window onto the roof, a fire
  save children with cancer and other childhood diseases. The hos-                                                                              department official has said.
  pital does not ask its patients to pay for any treatment not covered                                                                              A ladder was used to get Swoat
  by insurance so raising money is essential to its continued exis-                                                                             down.
  tence.                                                                                                                                            The fire burned much of the up-
      Children at Magical Moments asked friends and family mem-                                                                                 stairs of the house, located off Oak
  bers to sponsor them as they rode laps around the parking lot on                                                                              Grove Church Road, with the
  their trikes or bikes Friday morning. The idea of participating
  came from Connie Griffith and Sharon Anthony. Griffith has done                                                                               downstairs portion receiving ex-
  the program with other centers but not with Magical Moments.                                                                                  tensive smoke and water damage.
                                                                                                                    MORGAN WALL/THE NEWS        It was thought to be a total loss.
      “We want for the kids to be aware of St. Jude and the programs
  it offers to kids who are sick. It also teaches them bicycle safety,”   Connie Griffith gives Ashton Speight a push as Brycen Crouse              No injuries resulted from the
                                                      See CURE, page 3    rides by at Magical Moments Learning Academy.                         incident.

                                                                                              Health department, hospital
                                                                                              urging ‘early’ flu shots
                                                                                              TOM JOYCE                with an anticipated huge           each week from 8:15 to
                                                                                              STAFF REPORTER           demand.                            11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30
                                                                                                                           “They shipped them ear-        p.m. Recipients are asked
                                                                                          The calendar says Sep-       ly, so we started giving           to bring government health
                                                                                       tember and the warmth of        them early,” Surry health          coverage or insurance
                                                                                       summer is still evident —       department        spokesman        cards they might have.
                                                                                       but it’s not too early for a    Thomas Williams said Sat-             Normally, the flu-vac-
                                                                                       flu shot, according to local    urday. “We started it Thurs-       cine campaign doesn’t start
                                                                                       health officials.               day.”                              until fall, but officials of
                                                                                          Both Surry County                This year’s demand is          Northern Hospital of Surry
                                                                                       Health and Nutrition Cen-       expected to result mainly          County say the date the flu
                                                                                       ter and Northern Hospital       from a recommendation in           season begins is hard to
                                                                                       of Surry County are urging      February by the U.S. Cen-          predict and can vary from
                                                                                       people to get immunized,        ters for Disease Control           season to season.
                                                                                       in the wake of last year’s      and Prevention that every-            “Actually this year,
                                                                                       swine flu outbreak and a        one older than 6 months be         there have already been
                                                                                       shortage of seasonal flu        vaccinated this flu season.        two confirmed cases down
                                                                                       vaccine.                            “We’ve got it and we’re        toward Durham County,”
                                                                                          In response to last          ready to start giving it out,”     Williams said.
                                                                                       year’s situation, federal       Williams added of the flu             Northern Hospital began
                                                                                       health     officials   have     vaccine now being offered          giving flu vaccines to its
                                                                       SUBMITTED PHOTO launched their vaccination      at the Surry County Health         employees and volunteers
Dr. Jason Edsall, a Northern Hospital Emergency Department physician, rolls up campaign earlier than usu-              and Nutrition Center’s clin-                   See FLU, page 2
                                                                                       al, issuing doses of in-        ic in Dobson at a cost of
his sleeve Friday to be the first person Kitty Horton, RN, director of infection pre- fluenza vaccine ahead of         $25. Shots are available on
vention at the hospital, administers the flu vaccine to there.                         schedule in order to deal       Monday through Friday of
2   Monday, September 13,2010                                                                      The Mount Airy News, Mount Airy, N.C.                                                                             

                                                                                                   PAGE TWO
POST:                                                                                                                                                                                                 street each day. And she is also
                                                                                                                                                                                                      upset about no longer being able
                                                                                                                                                                                                      to use a White Plains address.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Only those with P.O. boxes have
Continued from page 1                                                                                                                                                                                 the White Plains address.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cassell said, “We lose our
8:30 a.m. to noon, then from 2 to                                                                                                                                                                     identity.”
5 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Residents also say it’s incon-
    Due to the financial bind she                                                                                                                                                                     venient to drive to downtown
has been in, Dollyhigh found out                                                                                                                                                                      Mount Airy every day to get their
a few months ago that her bond                                                                                                                                                                        mail if they don’t feel safe put-
was canceled. She did not ask to                                                                                                                                                                      ting a mailbox on the curvy
or want to retire. And even when                                                                                                                                                                      White Plains roads. It also feels
she knew they wouldn’t let her                                                                                                                                                                        like a loss of a community gath-
keep the post office going, she                                                                                                                                                                       ering place, some have said.
gave the postal service the names
of a few people she thought                                                                                                                                                                               “A trip to the post office
might be interested in taking over                                                                                                                                                                    means more than just picking up
the office.                                                                                                                                                                                           the mail,” said Martin. “It means
    White Plains resident Glenda                                                                                                                                                                      saying hello to your neighbors
Robbins said, “I really resent the                                                                                                                                                                    and checking on local happen-
fact that they said she wants to re-                                                                                                                                                                  ings.”
tire ... How can they say that as                                                                                                                                     MEGHANN EVANS/THE NEWS              Martin and her husband
federal employees and get away                              White Plains residents Peggy V. Brintle, Agnes Chilton and Martha Cassell, from left, chat at the                                         moved to the area from West Vir-
with it?”                                                   White Plains Post Office.                                                                                                                 ginia, and after renting a box at
    Dollyhigh said, “I told them I                                                                                                                                                                    the White Plains Post Office, they
didn’t want them to close the of-                           about going to state officials to         “What they are doing is                              spectable people, both young and           knew they were in the right place.
fice.”                                                      request that a permanent post of-      wrong, absolutely wrong,” said                          old. There has been a post office              “We felt as if we had been
    Cindy Martin said, “Brenda                              fice be placed in White Plains         Horton.                                                 in White Plains over 100 years,            welcomed with open arms to this
Dollyhigh, the postmaster, is                               with an official zip code.                “I think it’s important for us to                    and it has been one of our com-            community,” said Martin. “We
kind, caring, efficient, and a light                            “I don’t know that we can do       maintain that post office,” said                        munity identifications.”                   were home.”
to the people of White Plains. She                          it, but we can’t know unless we        Gary York. “Everyone’s not In-                             Martha Cassell has been using
                                                            try,” said Gary York.                  ternet today. There’s still hard                        a White Plains P.O. box for 50                 Residents pray it’s not too late
does more than manage the mail,                                                                                                                                                                       to save the post office.
she cares about her customers                                   James Horton also helped Tom       copy mail coming in and out.”                           years. She has seen the number of
and always greets them with a                               York fight to keep the post office        The day she heard about the                          people using it grow over the past             Cassell said, “We’re hoping
smile.”                                                     open. He said they figured out         post office closing, Peggy V.                           several years.                             that we could possibly turn it
    This is not the first time the                          how much it would cost the             Brintle went home and drew up a                            “I just can’t see the reason for        around. This is more than just a
post office has faced the threat of                         USPS to start delivering mail to       petition. In a little less than a                       closing it,” she said.                     post office ... This is a gathering
closure. In the past, Tom York                              more than 100 new mailboxes if         month she collected more than                              Now she will have to put up a           place for people in the communi-
was instrumental in fighting to                             the post office closed, and he said    400 signatures. She mailed the                          mailbox across a curvy road in             ty.”
keep the post office in White                               it was triple what was being paid      petition to a state representative.                     front of her house. She’s worried                 Contact Meghann Evans at
Plains. He died in 2008 and now                             at that time to keep the post office      Brintle said, “White Plains is a                     about facing the danger of getting     or
his son, Gary York, is thinking                             open.                                  small community of many re-                             hit by a car when crossing the                                      719-1952.

    BOTTOMLEY’S                                                                       FLU:                             both the seasonal flu and
                                                                                                                       the 2009 H1N1 strain,
                                                                                                                                                                       which says a yearly vac-
                                                                                                                                                                       cine is the best way for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mends everyday preventive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    steps such as staying away
           EVERGREENS & FARMS, INC                                                                                     commonly known as swine
                                                                                                                       flu, so only one shot is
                                                                                                                                                                       families to be protected.
                                                                                                                                                                           More than 200,000 hos-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    from sick people and wash-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing hands to reduce the
    NOW LEASING LAND!                                                                 Continued from page 1            needed.
                                                                                                                          Major pharmacy chains
                                                                                                                                                                       pitalizations result annually
                                                                                                                                                                       from the flu and its compli-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    spread of germs. Those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    who become sick are urged
    for Frazier Fir Christmas trees in the Grayson County area. Will offer
    top dollar for land leased in this area.                                          on Friday and had adminis-       also have begun administer-                     cations, officials say.                      to stay home from work or
    We are also leasing land in this area for the purpose of planting and                                              ing the flu vaccine at their                        “Even if you are                         school to avoid spreading
    growing White Pine trees for tipping rights. Later the land owner has
                                                                                      tered more than 100 by the       stores earlier than usual.                      healthy, it is important to                  the flu to others.
    trees for timber.                                                                 end of the day.                                                                  get the flu vaccine every                       Hospital officials are ad-
    We have many land lease options available for land owners with                       The flu vaccine now                Hospital Concerns                          year,” according to a state-                 vising local residents to
    a sincere interest in earning more money from this land now and
    in the future.                                                                    available protects against          Flu activity most com-                       ment issued by the hospital.                 visit the Centers for Dis-
                   Also, Interested in Purchasing                                     the main flu strains that re-    monly peaks in the U.S. in                      “You could be at risk of                     ease Control and Preven-
                    Any Trees Already Planted!                                        search indicates will cause
                  336-657-3347 • 657-3161                                                                              January or February, but                        getting the flu and passing                  tion      Web      site    at
                     or 1-800-504-3347                                                the most illness during the      can occur as late as May,                       it to others.”                      for addi-
          5071 GLAD VALLEY ROAD • ENNICE, NC                                          flu season. Williams said        based on information is-                            In addition to being vac-                tional information about
          Mitchell: 336-200-2008; Blan: 336-200-2009
                                                                                      the same vaccine covers          sued by Northern Hospital,                      cinated, the hospital recom-                 the flu or vaccines.

                                                                                                                              Dustin Grey Goad, 21,                    Road, was arrested on a pro-                        Two Pilot Mountain
                                                                                                                       of 188 Cherokee Trail, is                       bation violation Thursday                    residents, Jonathan Adam
                                                                                                                       facing several violations as                    by police investigating an                   McMillian and Justin Neil
                                                                                                                       a result of a traffic-stop in-                  intoxicated-person call in                   Sydenstricker, were assault-
                                                                                                                       vestigation Thursday. Goad,                     the parking lot of Hospital                  ed last Monday on Granite
                                                                                                                       a passenger in a vehicle                        Pharmacy on Worth Street.                    Road near Linville Road by
                                                                                                                       pulled over in the Surry                        Atkins was discovered to                     unknown individuals who
                                                                                                                       Plaza parking lot on West                       have allegedly violated                      struck them with their fists
                                                                                                                       Pine Street, was found to be                    terms of electronic proba-                   and kicked them, causing
                                                                                                                       wanted on outstanding war-                      tion and was confined in the                 minor injuries. However,
                                                                                                                       rants for larceny and injury                    Surry County Jail in lieu of                 the victims declined to pur-
                                                                                                                       to personal property issued                     a $10,000 secured bond.                      sue prosecution and the case
                                                                                                                       earlier in the month, with                             Alicia Ann Crockett,                  was closed.
                                                                                                                       Shannon Marie Graves of                         21, of 341 Franklin St., was                         James Donald Hop-
                                                                                                                       East Pine Street as the com-                    cited for shoplifting/con-                   kins II, 33, of 502 Kyle St.,
                                                                                                                       plainant.                                       cealment Wednesday at                        was arrested on several vio-
                                                                                                                           He also was cited for                       Wal-Mart. Crockett alleged-                  lations last Monday in con-
                                                                                                                       misdemeanor possession of                       ly attempted to take DVDs                    nection with a hit-and-run
                                                                                                                       Schedule II and Schedule                        and video games valued at                    accident in the city. After
                                                                                                                       III substances during the                       about $90 and is to appear                   officers located him at his
                                                                                                                       traffic stop, identified as                     in Surry District Court on                   home, Hopkins admitted to
                                                                                                                       Oxycodone and another                           Oct. 29.                                     being the driver of a Ford F-
                                                                                                                       drug. Goad is scheduled to                               Jason Alexander                     350 pickup that was in-
                                                                                                                       appear in Surry District                        Austin, 29, of 799 W.                        volved in the incident, ac-
                                                                                                                       Court on Oct. 8.                                Lebanon St., was arrested                    cording to police records. In
                                                                                                                              The larceny of a bicy-                   Wednesday on an outstand-                    addition to hit and run, he is
                                                                                                                       cle was reported Thursday                       ing warrant for larceny by                   accused of driving while
                                                                                                                       at the residence of Steven                      police who were investigat-                  impaired, driving with li-
                                                                                                                       Tyler Jones on Hadley                           ing a theft incident at his                  cense revoked, reckless
                                                                                                                       Street. The green and silver                    home. Austin was confined                    driving and failing to secure
                                                                                                                       Huffy bike, valued at $120,                     in the Surry County Jail un-                 a load. Hopkins was held
                                                                                                                       was stolen from a porch.                        der a $500 secured bond                      under a $500 secured bond
                                                                                                                               Jackie Gray Atkins,                     and is to be in District Court               and is to be in court on Nov.
                                                                                                                       63, of 1421 Fancy Gap                           on Oct. 8.                                   9.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shannon      Renee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hamm, 29, of 1253
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brooklen Ave., was arrested
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    assaulted by Hamm after a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    verbal argument. A vinyl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    porch bannister railing re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    portedly received $800 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    damage during the incident.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hamm was confined in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    county jail in lieu of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $2,500 secured bond and is
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    at Blu-Vue Welcome Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on Fancy Gap Road. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    medications were valued at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nearly $100.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Wesley Parries, a
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                                                Cameron. Full military        in-law Linda and Ralph           Luke Carson Woods; a         challenges, Mr. Wright              Lawson, the Rev. Tony
                                                rites will be conducted       Shinault, Jackie Smith,          brother Walter Wilson        continued on with his               Holder and Mr. Randy
                                                immediately following         Rita Kay Morris and              of Mount Airy. In addi-      education at St. An-                McCollum. Burial will
                                                the service by VFW            Debra Smith all of               tion to his parents, Mr.     drews Presbyterian Col-             follow in Ladonia Bap-
                                                memorial honor guard          Mount Airy; one broth-           Wilson was preceded in       lege in Laurinburg,                 tist Church Cemetery.
                                                post 2019 of Mount            er and sister-in-law             death by a sister Nellie     graduating with honors              The family will receive
                                                Airy and post 9436 of         Kermit and Norma                 Wilson and a grand-          and a BS in business                friends, Monday, Sept.
                                                Pilot Mountain. The           Smith of Pilot Mountain          daughter       Alexandra     administration.      Mr.            13, 2010, from 6 to 8
                                                family will receive           and a special friend An-         Lawson. Funeral servic-      Wright was an intelli-              p.m. at Moody Funeral
                                                friends Monday from 6         nette    Bowman       of         es will be conducted at      gent, loving, positive              Home in Mount Airy.
                                                to 8 p.m. at Moody Fu-        Mount Airy. A memori-            11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.       young man who was an                The family will accept
                                                neral Home in Mount           al service will be held          14, 2010, at Moody Fu-       inspiration to all who              flowers or ask that me-
                                                Airy and again at the         Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010,          neral Home by the Rev.       knew him. He is sur-                morials be made to
                                                church from 10 a.m. un-       at 6 p.m. at the Peoples         Ricky Martin. Burial         vived by his father and             Aliyah Grace Sizemore
                                                til the time of the serv-     Church with services             will follow in the           special friend, Gray                scholarship fund c/o
BRIGHTBILL                                      ice. In lieu of flowers,      conducted by the Rev.            Woodville         Baptist    Wright and Maureen                  Jean C. Wright, 210
                                                the family requests me-       Eugene Brinkley and              Church Cemetery. The         Carville of Mount Airy;             Graceland Lane, Mount
 MOUNT AIRY — Mr.                               morials be made to            the Rev. Jeff Wall. The          family will receive                                              Airy, NC 27030. The
 Darwin E. Brightbill Jr.,                                                                                                                  his mother, Susie Hayes
                                                Salem             United      family will have a visi-         friends Tuesday, from        Wright of Lowgap; lov-              family would like to ex-
 63, of Mount Airy                              Methodist Church, 124         tation Tuesday night             10 a.m. until time of the                                        press their appreciation
 passed away unexpect-                                                                                                                      ing grandmothers, Nan-
                                                Myers Dr., Mount Airy,        from 5 to 6 p.m. at the          service. Online condo-       cy Jones Hayes of                   to Dr. Molnar and 10
 edly Saturday, Sept. 11,                       NC 27030 or Mountain          church. Moody Funeral            lences may be made at                                            North Tower at Wake
 2010. Mr. Brightbill                                                                                                                       Mount Airy, Jean C.
                                                Valley Hospice and Pal-       services will be assist-         www.moodyfuneralser-         Wright and fiancé                   Forest Baptist Medical
 was born on June 9,                            liative Care, 401 Tech-       ing the Gwyn Family.                                                          Center, Winston Salem;
 1947, in Wayne County,                                                                                                                     Robert P. “R.P.” Hawks
                                                nology Lane, Suite 200,       Online      condolences                                       of Mount Airy; loving               a special caregiver of 14
 Mich., to the late Dar-                        Mount Airy, NC 27030.         may be made at                                                                                    years, Donnie Riggs of
 win E Brightbill, Sr. and                                                                                                                  sister Amanda Sue
                                                Online       condolences      www.moodyfuneralser-                                          Wright and her fiancé,              Mount Airy and Surry
 Mary Cullom Bright-                            may be made at                                                                                              County Home Health
 bill. He served in the                                                                                                                     David Sizemore; a very
                                                www.moodyfuneralser-                                                                        special niece, Aliyah               for the wonderful care.
 U.S. Navy and retired                                   WILSON                                                                                             Online       condolences
 from Lucent Technolo-                                                                                                                      Grace Sizemore all of
                                                                                                                                            Lowgap; his fiancée                 may be made at
 gies. He currently was                                                       MOUNT AIRY — Mr.
                                               GWYN                           J. Grady Wilson, 80, of                                       April Cain and her won-             www.moodyfuneralser-
 employed with Moun-                                                                                                                                                  
 tain Valley Hospice and                        MOUNT AIRY — Mrs.             Mount Airy, passed                                            derful children, Alexis
 Palliative Care as a                           Frances Jane Smith            away Sunday, Sept. 12,                                        and Nick Cain all of
 CNA II. He is survived                         Gwyn, 64, of Pine Ter-        2010, at his home sur-                                        Mount Airy; aunts and
                                                                                                                                            uncles, Karen Hayes                          LOCAL
 by a daughter and son-                         race Apt., Mount Airy,        rounded by his family.
 in-law, Elizabeth and                          passed away Saturday          He was born April 18,                                         Bowlin of Winston-
                                                                                                                                            Salem, Sheila and Larry              BRIGHTBILL, Mr.
 Frank Kurta; grandsons,                        Sept. 11, 2010, at her        1930, in Patrick County                                                                          Darwin E. Jr., 63, of
 Joseph and Nicholas                            home. Mrs. Gwyn was           to the late Jessie Frank                                      Ramey and Diane and
                                                                                                                                            Danny Ramey all of                 Mount Airy.
 Kurta all of Grosse                            born Aug. 22,1946, in         and Early Frances
 Pointe Park, Mich.; his                        Surry County to the late      Bouldin Wilson. He                                            Lowgap; George Hayes
                                                                                                                                            of Lowgap; several                    GWYN,          Mrs.
 former wife Nancy                              Eugene       and     Etta     was a veteran of the            WRIGHT                                                           Frances Jane Smith, 64,
 Brightbill and their                           Frances Niten Smith,          U.S. Army having                                              cousins and lots of
                                                                                                                                            friends and his dog,               of Mount Airy.
 grandson, Ryan of                              she was employed in           served during the Kore-          MOUNT AIRY — Mr.
 Mount Airy; five step                          the Hosiery Industry,         an conflict. He was re-          Alan Gray Wright, 33,        Taz. Mr. Wright was
                                                                                                                                            preceded in death by his              WILSON, Mr. J.
 daughters,     Charlotte,                      she was a homemaker           tired from Champion              of Mount Airy left on                                           Grady, 80, of Mount
 Delores,         Sharon,                       and member of the Peo-        Industries, and was a            his heavenly flight to be    grandfathers,    George            Airy.
 Melanie and Vicki; nine                        ples Church. Surviving        member of Woodville              with his Lord and Sav-       Wayne Hayes and Tran-
 step-grandchildren and                         are two daughters and a       Baptist Church. Mr.              iour, Jesus Christ Satur-    son “T.G.” Wright, a                 WRIGHT, Mr. Alan
 six step great-grandchil-                      son-in-law Carol Marie        Wilson is survived by            day, Sept. 11, 2010. Mr.     first cousin, Gerald               Gray, 33, of Mount Airy.
 dren. In addition to his                       Gwyn of Mount Airy            his wife Sally Mae Pack          Wright was born in           Douglas Bowlin. Funer-
 parents, Mr. Brightbill                        and Sandy Gail and            Wilson of the home; a            Forsyth County on Dec.       al services will be con-
                                                                                                               21, 1976, to Gray                                                          AREA
 was preceded in death                          Scott Taylor of Cana;         daughter and son-in-law                                       ducted at 2 p.m. Tues-
 by      two     brothers,                      one son Richard Eugene        Susan and Jay Lawson             Wright and Susie Hayes       day, Sept., 14, 2010, at
                                                                                                               Wright. Mr. Wright                                                 GOINS, Mr. Frank,
 Thomas and Wesley                              Gwyn of Mount Airy;           of Pilot Mountain; a son                                      Moody Funeral Home                 94, of Winston-Salem,
 Brightbill. Funeral serv-                      three grandchildren De-       Donnie      Wilson    of         graduated from North         Chapel in Mount Airy
                                                                                                               Surry High School in                                            husband of Ruth Goins.
 ices will be conducted                         von Alexander Gwyn            Mount Airy; three                                             by the Rev. Sammy
 at 11 a.m. Tuesday,                            and Thomas Austin             grandchildren Kimberly           1995 with honors and
 Sept. 14, 2010, Salem                          Hollingsworth both of         Wilson of Mount Airy,            was member of Who’s
 United         Methodist                       Mount Airy and Steven         Stacey Lawson and D.J.           Who among American
                                                                                                               High School Students.
                                                                                                                                             The Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program
 Church by the Rev.                             Prescott Taylor of Cana;      Lawson of Pilot. Moun-                                        awards $26,000.00 scholarships to 500 of NC’s best and brightest
 Dennis             “Bud”                       four sisters and brother-     tain; a great grandchild         Even with his physical
                                                                                                                                              graduating high school students each year at one of eighteen
                                                                                                                                             colleges and universities. The scholarship provides an enriched
                                                                                                                                             preparation program which helps them become highly qualified
                                                                                                                     MORGAN WALL/THE NEWS
                                                                                                                                               teachers. 2010-11 applications will be available online from
                                                                                                              Max Gough rides his bicy-                     August 13th through October 15th!
                                                                                                              cle during a Trike-A-Thon
                                                                                                              at Magical Moments                                   For more information visit
                                                                                                              Learning Academy.                          

CURE:                                          dren about St. Jude was
                                               tricky for Griffith because
                                               she wanted them to know
                                               what they were riding for
                                                                             event. Every dollar helps
                                                                             the cause as medical costs
                                                                             can add up. According to
                                                                             information supplied to
Continued from page 1                          without       overwhelming    parents by St. Jude, a com-
                                               them with information. Of-    plete blood count test costs
                                               ficer Ray Ardner and the      $55, a single-view chest X-
she said. “St. Jude treats                     Mount Airy Police Depart-     ray costs $136, a spinal tap
children with illnesses so                     ment donated helmets for      costs $274, physical thera-
the children are riding for a                  all of the children to wear   py costs $360 per hour and
purpose. We wanted to get                      when riding their bicycles    one day of oxygen treat-
them involved in the com-                      or tricycles. The McDon-      ment costs $435.
munity.”                                       alds on Hwy. 601 and In-         The top fundraisers
   In the week leading up                      dustrial Fire and Safety,     were Max Gough, Nathan
to Friday morning’s ride,                      Inc. helped set up the        Rawley and Forrest and
the children watched a                         course with cones and bal-    Fletcher Gallimore.
video about bicycle safety                     loons.                            Contact Morgan Wall at
every day, colored in a                            Griffith set a goal of or
“Let’s Get Ready for Trike-                    raising $250 during the                        719-1929.
A-Thon” coloring book
and listened to stories in-
troducing them to St. Jude.
   “We talked all week
about St. Jude. We read
them a story each day and
watched a video showing
children riding their trikes
in a trike-a-thon,” said
Griffith. “I also talked to
them about what do you do
when you go to the doctor
and how sometimes when
they’re sick the doctor can
give them some medicine
and they get better. But I
also told them sometimes
kids don’t get better even
when they’re taking medi-
   Talking to young chil-

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                             Editorial                                                                                            If election day were today
                                                                                                      If today were Election       peals court right-                    escence of Presi-        North Carolina legislature.
From the Winston-Salem Journal:                                                                   Day, it would be a disaster      ward.                                 dent Bush but            Nationally, recent generic
State tax reform needed                                                                           for the Democrats.
                                                                                                      The Republican Party
                                                                                                  would retake control of the
                                                                                                                                   news for De-

                                                                                                                                   mocrats is that
                                                                                                                                                                         are now strongly
                                                                                                                                                                         identified with
                                                                                                                                                                         the Democratic
                                                                                                                                                                                                  polling for Congress show
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Republican margins of be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tween seven and 13 points,
    Gov. Bev Perdue says she may not support extension of                                         U.S. House of Representa-        today is not                          Congress.                with the likely-voter sam-
a temporary 1-cent sales tax that will expire next July.                                          tives, with seats to spare,      Election     Day.                         Here in North        ples yielding results on the
Such a stand on her part might just be what's needed to fi-                                       including the 8th District       With         eight                    Carolina,      De-       upper end of that spread.
nally get state tax reform moving.                                                                here in North Carolina and       weeks left until                      mocrats         are         If GOP candidates really
    When the sales tax expires, the state will lose $1 billion                                    possibly two or three more.      the polls close                       struggling      not      enjoy these kinds of popu-
in revenue. In addition, if Congress does not renew stimu-                                        In the U.S. Senate, the          on November 2,                        only with the in-        lar-vote margins on Elec-
lus money that is now flowing to the state, the shortfall will                                    GOP would win a net gain         enough time re-                       evitable political       tion Day, it would be dev-
reach $3.3 billion on July 1. To cover that shortfall with                                        of eight seats, and possibly     mains for some                        damage wrought           astating for a Democratic
budget cutting alone would require a 15 percent to 20 per-                                        the two more needed for a        of these trends to                    by a painful re-
cent reduction in state spending — and that would come on                                                                                                                                         Party that enjoyed strong
                                                                                                  majority.                        be arrested, if                       cession but also         wave elections in 2006 and
top of the significant budget cuts of the past two years.                                             Of the 37 gubernatorial      not      reversed.                    a series of scan-
    How Perdue feels about extending the sales tax may not                                                                                                                                        2008.
                                                                                                  contests this year, Republi-     There could be a                      dals involving              But the political pendu-
matter. If Republicans gain control of either house of the                                        cans would win most of           massive rebound        John Hood      current and for-
legislature, as some elections prognosticators expect, then                                                                                                                                       lum never stops. A Repub-
                                                                                                  them – keeping the top jobs      in employment                         mer state politi-        lican Congress would be a
it is unlikely that a bill extending the tax would ever pass.                                     in California, Texas, Flori-     in the October                        cians. For the
    It might be wishful thinking that a budget shortfall of                                                                                                                                       useful foil for President
any size would spur a reluctant legislature into tax reform.
                                                                                                  da, and Georgia while pick-      jobs report. Dis-      Syndicated first time in                Obama, just as a Republi-
                                                                                                  ing up other big states such     asters, interna-                      decades, Repub-          can legislature would be
Legislators have known for 15 years that the North Caroli-                                        as Pennsylvania, Ohio,           tional crises, or      Columnist      licans are com-
na tax system, devised in the depths of the Great Depres-                                                                                                                                         for Gov. Perdue and the
                                                                                                  Michigan, and Illinois. The      damaging reve-                        petitive         in
sion of the 1930s, is hopelessly out of date. It is a system                                                                       lations about key                     fundraising and          Newt Gingrich-led Repub-
                                                                                                  GOP would also win as                                                                           lican House was for Presi-
that taxes the transactions of a manufacturing economy, not                                       many as 500 legislative          Republican        candidates have recruited a strong
the service and information economy of the 21st century.                                          seats across the country,        could help change the po- field of candidates for al-          dent Clinton in 1995-96.
    State legislators have not adapted because too many en-                                       flipping a dozen or more         litical subject, dampen most all the competitive               The GOP could no longer
trenched interests oppose the kinds of service taxes that                                         chambers from Democratic         GOP enthusiasm, and in- races.                                 run against incompetent,
would be part of tax reform. Lawyers, accountants and                                             to Republican – including        crease Democratic turnout.     The worst news of all           corrupt government. It
hairdressers don't want their services taxed. Nor do sellers                                      both houses of the North             The bad news for De- for Democrats is that the             would have to govern – to
of advertising.                                                                                   Carolina General Assem-          mocrats, however, is that disaster scenario for the            make tough decisions to
    The fact that so much economic activity goes untaxed                                          bly.                             these possibilities aren’t Democratic Party isn’t              bring federal and state
means that the remaining commercial sectors must be                                                   The damage would ex-         likelihoods. For months, based on wishful thinking             spending under control,
overly taxed. It’s not fair, and it’s how North Carolina has                                      tend all the way down the        there’s been a massive en- by Republican operatives.           and to replace failed mo-
ended up with a 7.75 percent sales tax on most store-                                             ballot here in North Caroli-     ergy gap favoring the GOP. Most Democratic pros ad-            nopolies and big-govern-
bought goods and even higher taxes on prepared meals.                                             na. If today were Election       It seems likely to persist. mit privately that if things       ment “reforms” with con-
    If service taxes were instituted, the general base sales                                      Day, Republicans would           The public dislikes Oba- don’t turn around in the              sumer choice and competi-
tax could be lowered. All along, commentators have seen                                                                            maCare and wants it re- next two months, their loss-           tive markets.
that as the order of effect: Institute the service tax, and the                                   wrest as many as a dozen
                                                                                                  county commissions from          pealed. The public is wor- es would match if not ex-              If today were Election
general sales tax can go down. But, if Perdue were to rule                                                                         ried about the economy, ceed their drubbing in                 Day, GOP leaders in Wash-
out extension of the 1-cent sales tax, threatening to veto                                        the Democrats, including
                                                                                                  Wake County. While offi-         distraught about the bur- 1994.                                ington, Raleigh, and state
any bill involving it, the effect might be reversed. Legisla-                                                                                                                                     capitals across the country
tors would have to go elsewhere looking for revenue to                                            cially nonpartisan, the          geoning federal debt, and      The preponderance of
                                                                                                  races for supreme court and      angry at wasteful spending. polling points in that direc-      would have to start figuring
avoid drastic cuts. The obvious place would be the billions                                                                                                                                       out how to meet that chal-
in service industry transactions that, unfairly, go untaxed.                                      court of appeals would               The public disagrees tion. The Democratic firm
                                                                                                  yield mostly conservative        with bailouts of banks, in- Public    Policy     Polling       lenge.
    Tax reform is needed to stabilize state revenues and to
bring more fairness to the system. The current revenue cri-                                       victors, maintaining the         surers, Wall Street firms, showed a 49-41 Republi-                Instead, both sides have
sis in state government might be the impetus needed to in-                                        current tilt on the high         and automakers – bailouts can edge in its most recent          eight more weeks before
stitute the proper reforms.                                                                       court and shifting the ap-       that had at least the acqui- generic ballot test for the       crunch time.
    Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
                                                                                                                          So many things, so little space
              Notable Quotes                                                                          (Andy Rooney is taking       the coat rod was                        some small de-         house. There are more
      “The great use of life is to spend it for something that                                    the day off. In his absence,     jam-packed. You                         gree, the illusion     things arriving to be read
will outlast it.”                                                                                 we are reprinting a classic      could take the                          that ours is still     than there are places to put
                                                                                                  column originally pub-           hanger out from                         their home, so         them. Between books,
                                                                — William James                   lished on March 3, 1985.)        under any coat in                       we don’t throw         magazines,        catalogues,
                                                                                                      It seems as though the       there and it                            out their antique      junk mail, real mail, bills,
                                                                                                                                   wouldn’t fall to                        coats.
Write your representatives                                                                        rooms we live in are get-
                                                                                                  ting smaller, with fewer         the floor. I hate
                                                                                                                                   the     job     of
                                                                                                                                                                               The second
                                                                                                                                                                                                  receipts, bank statements
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and newspapers, there isn’t
                                                                                                  places to store things, and                                              reason     there’s     a place left to put some-
                Mount Airy Commissioners                                                          the things we have to store      squeezing anoth-                        less space in the      thing down. Every flat sur-
   Mayor Deborah Cochran, P.O. Box 611, 710-0485                                                  are getting bigger and more      er coat onto a                          closet is that         face is covered with paper
   Steve Yokeley, 132 Greystone Lane, 710-0472; syoke-                                            numerous.       Take     the     coat rod that’s                         coats are taking       with some kind of printing
                                                                                                  kitchen, for example. It’s       already full.                           up more room. I        on it. I couldn’t read it all                                                                                                                     The       space                      have a new down
                                                                                                  OK for inventors to keep                                                                        in 10 years if I started this
   William Todd Harris, 403 W. Pine St., 719-2098                                                                                  revolution in the                       coat and I have a      evening, but some of it
                                                                                                  inventing gadgets, but
   Dean Brown, 380 Folly Farms Road, 789-1979 (home)                                              when are they going to start     coat closet can                         sheepskin coat         must be interesting, impor-
   Jon Cawley, 508 Country Club Road, 786-7657                                                    inventing some new places        be attributed to                        and a down vest,       tant, or vital to my tax re-
                                                                                                  to put them? The drip cof-       two causes. First, Andy Rooney all             three    of     turn.
   Teresa D. Lewis, 538 Montclaire Drive, 371-0344                                                                                 after      you’ve                       which take up as
               Surry County Commissioners                                                         feemaker may be handier                                                                            There are too many
                                                                                                  than the old coffee pot but      lived in a house                        much room as           items we all own that defy
   Chairman Paul M. Johnson, Pilot Mountain, 351-5526                                             it takes up twice as much        for 10 or 15           Syndicated six regular coats.           being neatly stored. The
(home);                                                              room and its all counter         years, there are                            I also own
                                                                                                                                   items of clothing       Columnist                              chief offender, the vacuum
   Vice Chairman Jimmy W. Miller, Mt. Airy, 786-6829 (home).                                      space.                                                                   three raincoats or     cleaner, is closely followed
                                                                                                                                   that are fixtures                       trench       coats.
   Craig Hunter, Mt. Airy, 789-7515 (home); 786-1356                                                  We now have, on vari-        in any closet.                                                 by such things as the
                                                                                                  ous surfaces in our kitchen,                                             One of them is         wheelbarrow, the garden
(business); 786-8398 (fax);                                                                                 You don’t wear them; you more than 20 years old and
                                                                                                  a food processor, a toaster      just have them. There are the lining is torn but it’s          hose in winter, a variety of
   Jim Harrell Jr., 835-4636 (home); 835-3337 (business);                                         oven, a juice squeezer, an                                                                      shovels and rakes, mops,
                                                                                                                                   coats in our closet that may still good enough for Satur-
835-1241 (fax);                                                         electric can opener, a small     have been there before day mornings at the gro-                brooms and brushes. Two
   Bill Hamlin, Dobson, 374-3318 (home); hamlinb@hot-                                             television set and a radio.      Columbus asked Isabella                                        buckets, several dozen clay                                                                                         Note that each of these six      for the money to discover cery store. One has a lining         pots and three large
                                                                                                  appliances has to be             America. They are never that can be put in on cold,            garbage pails don’t get lost
                                                                                                  plugged into an electrical       worn, never thrown out. rainy days, and the third is           easily. Some nights, it
    Letters and comments to The News                                                              outlet. It’s gotten so you       Like the closet door, one I switched with some-                would be easier to book a
         The Mount Airy News welcomes input from readers, whether                                 can’t find room to roll a        they’re just there.          one by accident in a restau-      room in a hotel than make
          they are letters to the editors or online comments to our                               piecrust or cut up vegeta-          This category of coat rant one night. It’s made for         my way through the
            stories, editorials, photographs and personal columns.                                bles.                            closet clothing also in- a man 6-feet-2 and weigh-             garage.
           Letters to the editor should include a name, address and a                                 There’s been an explo-       cludes jackets and miscel- ing 155 pounds. This does              I fail to understand why,
     telephone number we can call to confirm the letter’s authenticity.                           sion in the space being tak-     laneous items that be- not fit my description by 5             in this age of miniaturiza-
       Telephone numbers are not published. Mail letters by e-mail to                             en up by winter clothes in       longed to our children, who inches and 50 pounds so I          tion and microchips, every- or by mail to Editor John Peters, The                                the downstairs closet, too.      no longer live at home. We don’t wear it.                      thing I own seems to take
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Technology connecting                                                                                                                Health Calendar

patients with remote doctors                                                                                                                       Surry Cancer Support Group
                                                                                                                                        Surry County Cancer Support Group meets on the
                                                                                                                                    first Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grace
                                                                                                                                    Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For
LAURA OLENIACZ                   sure the security of the ex-     them prefer to work in of-        telemedicine —is not nec-
                                 change, McGarvey said.           fice practices,” Hensley          essarily new. He said he        Labor Day and Election Day in November, the group
THE SUN JOURNAL OF NEW BERN                                                                                                         will meet the second Monday of those months. Informa-
                                    “It’s just as good as         said. “So we had to bridge        saw it when he was a resi-
                                 physician being here,” she       that gap somehow.”                dent 10 years ago, but he       tional programs are featured and refreshments are
   NEW BERN — Doc-                                                                                  said it’s been “looking for a   served. For more information, call 789-9779.
tors, nurses and staff in        said.                                He said physicians in
                                    The hospital does not         the department might con-         cause.” It’s typically used                           Grief Support
CarolinaEast Medical Cen-                                                                           in more rural areas, and he         This group meets Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the
ter’s department of emer-        have a neurologist on staff,     sult the teleneurologist if a
                                 although it has been heavi-      patient needs a special           believes there’s a greater      Sycamore Baptist Church, Stuart, Va. Anyone dealing
gency medicine are turning                                                                          demand for it with neurolo-
to technology to help fill a     ly recruiting one, said Dr.      treatment like “clot-busting                                      with grief is welcome. For more information, call (276)
                                 Terry Hensley, medical di-       drugs” like thrombolytic          gists.                          930-2768.
gap in their medical staff                                                                              CarolinaEast is not
roster.                          rector and chairman of Car-      drugs for strokes, or in
                                 olinaEast’s emergency de-        making a diagnosis or fig-        alone in its use of telemedi-                          TUESDAYS
   Since May, the hospital                                                                          cine to serve area residents.
has contracted with a com-       partment.                        uring out a treatment.
                                                                      Sometimes the neurolo-        Easter Seals United Cere-
pany called Specialists On          He said there’s a need                                          bral Palsy North Carolina                          Narcotics Anonymous
Call that connects neurolo-      for a neurologist, which is a    gist conducts a patient                                              This support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in First
                                                                  exam by asking questions          and Virginia — which pro-
gists with patients using        physician that can diagnose                                        vides services for people       Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For
video conferencing tech-         and treat illnesses of the       or directing the patient to
                                                                  do certain tasks, and some-       with mental health, sub-        more information, call (800) 721-8225.
nology.                          nervous system, in emer-                                           stance abuse issues and in-
                                 gency situations. He said        times the neurologist asks                                                           Alcoholics Anonymous
   Many of the neurolo-                                                                             tellectual and developmen-         This support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in First
gists who have worked            neurological     complaints      the nursing staff to help test    tal disabilities — has used
                                 like headaches or stroke are     the patient, said Deb                                             United Methodist Church, 203 Stephens St., Pilot Moun-
with CarolinaEast patients                                                                          telemedicine to connect
and staff have been from         fairly common at Caroli-         Rogers, a registered nurse                                        tain. For more information, call 368-4548.
                                                                                                    psychiatrists with patients
New Jersey, although they        naEast.                          and the clinical manager of       in New Bern and in Bay-                         Mourning Support Group
can be located across the           And while there are neu-      the department.                   boro.                              The Good Mourning Support Group meets the second
country,     according     to    rologists working in New             “He’s doing an exam,              Jean Kenefick, commu-       Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Prime Sir-
Megan McGarvey, Caroli-          Bern, the hospital needs a       just like when you go to          nity director for the non-      loin Restaurant. Cancer or hospice patients and their
naEast’s director of public      neurologist that can re-         your doctor, same thing,          profit for Craven, Jones,       families may attend for support.
relations.                       spond immediately to             they’re just doing it with a      Pamlico, Onslow and                           Alzheimer’s/Dementia Group
   They do patient exams         emergencies      such      as    little bit of third party help    Carteret counties, said the        Caregivers for anyone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
and physician consultations      strokes.                         through a different kind of       nonprofit is revamping its      related diseases in Carroll County and surrounding areas
through an approximately            “The other compound-          medium,” Rogers said.             telepsychiatry program and      are welcome to an informational and support meeting at
5-foot-tall computer screen      ing factor is there’s a na-          Hensley said the use of       is moving toward using it       the Carroll County Senior Center, 449 Training Center
on wheels that is attached       tional shortage of neurolo-      telecommunications tech-          as a consulting service for     Road, Hillsville, Va., at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday.
to a video camera. There         gists that are willing to        nology in the practice of         its patients’ primary care
are protocols in place to en-    work in hospitals. Most of       medicine         —      called    physicians.                     For more information, call Sissy Frye, respite program
                                                                                                                                    coordinator of District Three Senior Services, at (800)
Doctors see eye hazard in powerful laser pointers                                                                                                         THURSDAYS
MALCOLM RITTER                                                    his eyes with its green light several times.
AP SCIENCE WRITER                                                     Although he noticed right away that his vision was                                Surry Task Force on
                                                                  blurry, he was afraid of telling his parents. So it wasn’t un-
                                                                  til two weeks later, when he couldn’t hide the problem any                             Domestic Violence
   NEW YORK — A 15-year-old boy damaged his eyes
while playing with a laser pointer he’d bought over the In-       longer, that he saw a doctor.                                        This battered women’s support group meets from 5 to
ternet, say doctors who warn that dangerously high-pow-               The vision in his left eye was so poor that he couldn’t       6 p.m. at the old courthouse in Dobson. For more infor-
ered versions are easily available online.                        count fingers more than three feet away. His other eye also       mation, call 356-2014.
   One eye expert called it “a legitimate public health           showed severe vision loss, one that would make it difficult                          Narcotics Anonymous
menace.”                                                          to read a newspaper, Dr. Martin Schmid, one of the doc-              This support group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. in First
   The boy’s case is reported in Thursday’s issue of the          tors reporting the case, said in an e-mail.                       Presbyterian Church, 308 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain.
New England Journal of Medicine by doctors who treated                Examination showed a hemorrhage in his left eye and           For more information, call (800) 721-8225.
him at the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital in Switzerland.              several tiny scars in his right eye.                                                 Granite City Al-Anon
   It follows two reports in June of similar accidents.               After four months, his vision showed some improve-               This support group meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. at
British doctors said a teenager damaged his eyes with a           ment but remained moderately impaired, Schmid said.               Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St.,
high-powered laser pointer, and a British physician said              High-power devices like the one the teen bought are
                                                                  advertised as laser pointers and look just like low-pow-          Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427 or
his vision was affected for several months after he was
zapped by his 7-year-old son.                                     ered versions, Schmid and colleagues wrote.                       789-3835.
   Laser pointers are devices that resemble pens and emit             “I’m stunned that a kid can get access to ... this type of                Mount Airy City AA and Al-Anon
a narrow beam of laser light. They’re used by lecturers to        power,” commented Dr. George A. Williams, chair of oph-              This support group meets at 8 p.m. at the Depot Sta-
point out information during presentations, for example.          thalmology at the Oakland University William Beaumont             tion, Pine Street, Mount Airy. For more information, call
   Laser pointers sold in the United States are subject to a      School of Medicine in Royal Oak, Mich.                            368-2427.
power limit imposed by the Food and Drug Administra-                  “This is a legitimate public health menace,” said
tion — one that won’t cause instant eye damage, although          Williams, a spokesman for the American Academy of                                         SUNDAYS
harm is still possible with prolonged exposure.                   Opthalmology. “Parents should be aware there are inap-
   Laser pointers that exceed the FDA restriction can be          propriate lasers available over the Internet.”                                     Granite City AA and
found online.                                                         The FDA has warned in the past that it has found laser                                Al-Anon
   The Swiss boy’s laser was 30 times more powerful than          pointers and toys that exceed the output limit of 5 milli-
the FDA limit. He bought it to pop balloons and burn              watts — five-thousandths of a watt. It rarely collects re-          This support group meets every Sunday at 8 p.m. at
holes in paper and his sister’s sneakers, his doctors said.       ports of eye-damage incidents like the case in Switzer-           Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St.,
   One day, he was playing with the pointer in front of a         land, said FDA health promotion officer Dan Hewett, so            Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427.
mirror to create a light show, and he accidentally zapped         it’s not clear how often they happen.
                                                                                                                                                        BLOOD DRIVES

HHS to insurers: Don’t blame us for your rates                                                                                         The following blood drives are planned:
                                            costs to go up as a result of the law,      age are abolished, and plans must al-             Tuesday from noon to 4:30 p.m., Surry Telephone,
RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR                                                                                                             Atkins Street, Dobson.
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER                     but there’s also widespread mistrust        low parents to keep their children on
                                            of the insurance industry.                  the policy up to age 26. Many plans               Wednesday from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Elkin First United
   WASHINGTON — President                      An HHS official said the letter is a     will also have to guarantee coverage        Methodist Church, Hawthorne Road, Elkin.
Barack Obama’s top health official on       pre-emptive move, after the depart-         for children regardless of a medical              Sept. 20 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad,
Thursday warned the insurance in-           ment learned that several smaller car-      condition, and provide preventive           North Bridge Street, Elkin.
dustry that the administration won’t        riers around the country are blaming        care with no cost-sharing for the pa-             Sept. 24 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Elkin Wal-Mart,
tolerate blaming premium hikes on           the new law for rate increases this         tient.                                      CC Camp Road, Elkin.
the new health overhaul law.                year.                                           The administration estimates that             Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Antioch Baptist
   “There will be zero tolerance for           The industry’s top lobbyist re-          those new benefits will raise premi-        Church, West Pine Street, Mount Airy.
this type of misinformation and un-         sponded that the health care law is a       ums by no more than 1 to 2 percent.
                                            factor behind higher rates, but not the     Major benefit consulting companies                Sept. 27 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain
justified rate increases,” Health and       only one.                                   say the impact will be in the single        First United Methodist Church, Key Street, Pilot Moun-
Human Services Secretary Kathleen              “Health insurance premiums are           digits, although it may vary consider-      tain.
Sebelius said in a letter to the insur-     increasing because of soaring prices        ably from plan to plan.
ance lobby.                                 for medical services, the impact of             “Health plans will continue to do          On average, someone needs blood every two seconds.
   “Simply stated, we will not stand        younger and healthier people drop-          everything they can to incorporate all      Patients throughout the area are counting on the Ameri-
idly by as insurers blame their premi-      ping their insurance during the weak        of these new benefits while keeping         can Red Cross and generous sponsors and donors to
um hikes and increased profits on the       economy, and additional benefits re-        health care coverage as affordable as
requirement that they provide con-                                                                                                  make sure blood is available whenever it is needed.
                                            quired under the new law,” said             possible for families and employers,”          Area residents can also help make sure the blood sup-
sumers with basic protections,” Sebe-       Karen Ignagni, president of the insur-      Ignagni said.
lius said. She warned that bad actors                                                                                               ply continues adequate inventory levels by sponsoring a
                                            ers’ trade group. “It’s a basic law of          Unpredictable premium hikes are         blood drive on weekdays or weekends. Churches, civic
may be excluded from new health in-         economics that additional benefits in-      a constant worry for small businesses
surance markets that will open in           cur additional costs.”                      and people who buy coverage direct-         organizations and businesses are needed as blood drive
2014 under the law. They’d lose out            Sebelius asked Ignagni to help           ly. Employees of large companies are        sponsors to bring in more blood donors every month.
on a big pool of customers, as many         stop “misinformation and scare tac-         generally shielded from big rate               To donate, the American Red Cross requires that
as 30 million people nationwide.            tics.”                                      swings from year to year, although          donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds,
   The letter to America’s Health In-          Although the law’s big expansion         their costs also creep up.                  be in general good health and have a photo ID. Sixteen-
surance Plans was the latest volley in      of coverage under the law won’t take            Obama used premium hikes to his         year-olds can now give blood, but must have a signed
a war of words over who gets the            place until 2014, several new benefits      advantage earlier this year in the final    parental consent form and an ID. To get the parental con-
blame for rising premiums. Polls            go into effect starting later this          push to get health care overhaul legis-     sent form, visit
show that many people expect their          month. Lifetime dollar caps on cover-       lation through Congress.                       For more information, call the American Red Cross at

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Giants beat Panthers 31-18                                                                                                       BARRY WILNER
                                                                                                                                 AP PRO FOOTBALL WRITER

                                                                                                                                     EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Once they got cozy in
                                                                                                                                 their new digs, the New York Giants weren’t about to let
                                                                                                                                 Carolina spoil their homecoming.
                                                                                                                                     It took the Giants more than a half to fully feel comfort-
                                                                                                                                 able in their $1.6 billion stadium. Then they surged past
                                                                                                                                 the Panthers, getting a little revenge along the way, in a
                                                                                                                                 31-18 season-opening victory Sunday.
                                                                                                                                     “It was a whole new half, and all the errors we made
                                                                                                                                 were out the window,” said Hakeem Nicks, who caught
                                                                                                                                 three touchdown passes from Eli Manning, all in the left
                                                                                                                                 corner of the end zone. “We just wanted to go out there
                                                                                                                                 and click.”
                                                                                                                                     Did they ever.
                                                                                                                                     Ahmad Bradshaw set up his own 4-yard TD run in the
                                                                                                                                 fourth quarter with a 39-yard romp as New York outscored
                                                                                                                                 Carolina 17-2 in the second half. The Giants outgained the
                                                                                                                                 Panthers 196-72 in the last two periods of a generally
                                                                                                                                 sloppy game marred by nine turnovers — five by Carolina
                                                                                                                                 — and 16 penalties.
                                                                                                                                     “We’ll learn from what we did wrong and capitalize on
                                                                                                                                 it next week,” Nicks said.
                                                                                                                                     Actually, they learned quickly enough to take advan-
                                                                                                                                 tage right away against a team that routed them 41-9 in the
                                                                                                                                 hosts’ final game at Giants Stadium last December. In
                                                                                                                                 2005, the Panthers shut out the Giants in a playoff game at
                                                                                                                                 the same venue.
                                                                                                                                     But Carolina couldn’t match New York in the second
                                                                                                                                 half this time before 77,245 fans — considered a sellout
                                                                                           JEFF SINER/CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT
                                                                                                                                 despite the unusual sight of hundreds of empty seats in the
Carolina Panthers quarterback Matt Moore scrambles away from New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyio-                          $1.6 billion New Meadowlands Stadium. The Giants
ra (72) and defensive end Justin Tuck (91) during fourth-quarter action in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Sun-                     could not sell all the club seats, which don’t count under
day. The Giants won, 31-18.                                                                                                                                                  See BEAT, page 7

Alabama, Ohio St.
pull away from
Boise in AP poll
RALPH D. RUSSO                  Saturday by James Madi-
BY COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRITER      son, which plays in Divi-
                                sion I’s second tier.
    NEW YORK — The                  Add to that the Buck-
combination of impressive       eyes’ 36-24 victory against
victories by Alabama and        Miami in Columbus, Ohio,
Ohio State and a stunning       and the Crimson Tide’s 24-
loss by Virginia Tech led to    3 win against Penn State in
Boise State losing all but      Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the
one of its first-place votes    top of the poll looks more
in the AP Top 25.               like it did at the start of the
    The Broncos were still      season.
No. 3, behind the top-              Pete DiPrimio of The
ranked Tide and No. 2           Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Buckeyes in the poll re-        in Indiana was the lone
leased Sunday, but the gap      voter to keep Boise State                                                                                                                LINDA D. EPSTEIN/MCT
has widened.                    No. 1 this week.                  Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, playing his first game for Washington after being
    Alabama received 52             “I still think Virginia
                                Tech is a good team and           traded from division rival Philadelphia, looks for an open receiver in the first quarter as the Dallas Cow-
first-place votes and 1,466
points. Ohio State had five     will make a bowl,”                boys faced the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, Sunday. The game was still un-
first-place votes and 1,410     DiPrimio said in an e-mail        der way at presstime Sunday night.
points and Boise State re-      Sunday. “Alabama and
ceived one and 1,306.
    TCU remained fourth
                                Ohio State haven’t been
                                tested on the road like
                                                                  Dixon delivers ‘winning effort’ against Falcons
and Oregon jumped two
spots to No. 5 after win-           In the USA Today                  PITTSBURGH (AP) — Essen-               for 236 yards and an interception,       that’s why it’s a total team game.”
ning 48-13 at Tennessee.        coaches’ poll, the top five       tially down to his third-string quar-      good enough for a 81.6 passer rating.        Tomlin would not commit to start-
    Michigan moved into         was Alabama, Ohio State,          terback for the season opener, Pitts-         Good enough to win, too. Barely.      ing Dixon next week at Tennessee —
the rankings for the first      Boise State, Texas and            burgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin              Dixon’s offense produced only         there is a chance the MCL in Left-
time this season at No. 20      TCU.                              was happy to be concise with his           nine points during regulation — the      wich’s left knee could be healed by
after its dramatic 38-24            Texas dropped a spot to       evaluation of third-year quarterback       winning touchdown was a 50-yard
                                No. 6 in The Associated                                                                                               then — but Dixon expressed the
victory at Notre Dame.                                            Dennis Dixon.                              run by Rashard Mendenhall on Pitts-
    After Boise State beat      Press poll and received one                                                                                           coaching staff has confidence in him.
                                                                      “It was a winning effort,” Tomlin      burgh’s first offensive play of over-        “He was a little off target initially
Virginia Tech last Monday       first-place vote. Oklahoma        said after the Steelers beat the Atlanta   time. Dixon underthrew a few of his
night in Landover, Md., the     moved up three spots to                                                                                               ... (but) the thing that I really liked
                                No. 7 after beating Florida       Falcons 15-9 in overtime on Sunday.        receivers, particularly in the first
Broncos received eight                                                                                                                                was there was no panic in him,”
                                State, 47-17.                     “The scoreboard says so.”                  half, when he conceded he was
first-place votes from the                                                                                                                            Tomlin said. “He delivered some big-
media panel and were only           Nebraska, Iowa and                The numbers weren’t all that bad       “overexcited.”
                                                                  for Dixon, playing because Roethlis-          “I think I was on point with every-   time throws, particularly in the sec-
13 points behind No. 2          Florida rounded out the                                                                                               ond half, to get us going.”
Ohio State.                     first 10.                         berger is serving a four-game suspen-      thing,” said Dixon, who has played
    Some of the luster came         No. 11 Wisconsin was          sion for violating the NFL’s personal      in overtime games during both of his
off the Broncos’ big non-       followed by Arkansas,             conduct policy and backup Byron            NFL starts. “I would love to get a           Packers 27
conference victory when         South Carolina, Utah and          Leftwich injured his knee.                 couple balls back, of course. But            Eagles 20
Virginia Tech was upset         LSU.                                  Dixon completed 18 of 26 passes        that’s why you play football and                            See EFFORT, page 7

                                                                                                Hamlin rises to take
                                                                                                top seed in the Chase
                                                                                                     RICHMOND, Va. (AP)          in March he’d undergo im-        came a week after he had
                                                                                                 — Denny Hamlin faced ad-        mediate surgery to repair his    the car to beat in Atlanta un-
                                                                                                 versity before he even had a    anterior cruciate ligament,      til an engine failure dropped
                                                                                                 chance to live up to his        his championship chances         him to a last-place finish,
                                                                                                 billing as the popular pick     were officially dismissed.       and the Richmond win
                                                                                                 to unseat Jimmie Johnson as        Only Hamlin refused to        pushed him into the points
                                                                                                 Sprint Cup champion.            fade.                            lead for the first time in his
                                                                                                     He tore a knee ligament        He instead rattled off        career.
                                                                                                 in a pickup basketball game     five wins in 10 races — four         “We’re tough right now,”
                                                                                                 in January, just a few weeks    of which came after his sur-     Hamlin said after his series-
                                                                                                 before the start of the sea-    gery — and revived his title     best sixth win. “We’ve got
                                                                                                 son, to raise questions about   chances. And even after he       the most wins and hopefully
                                                                                                 his physical ability to com-    cooled off over the summer,      that will carry us for the rest
                                                                                                 pete at NASCAR’s highest        he turned it up as he closed     of the season. At this point,
                                                                                                 level. When he stumbled         in on the Chase for the          I’d say we could win at all
                                                                                                 out of the gate with a series   Sprint Cup championship.         of (the final 10 tracks). Nev-
                                                                                                 of confidence-testing poor         Locked into a tie with        er through the course of my
                                                                                                 finishes, he was hit with the   Johnson for the top seed in      career had I felt that any-
                                                                                         MCT     snickering from naysayers       the Chase, Hamlin claimed        where I show up, I could
                                                                                                 who never believed he had a     sole possession Saturday         win.
The man to beat? Denny Hamlin finished NASCAR’s pre-chase races with a victory                   title run in him from the be-   night with a dominating win          “Other than the excep-
Saturday night at Richmond and now stands at the top of the standings as the                     ginning.                        at home track Richmond In-       tion of a road course, and I
chase opens.                                                                                         So when he announced        ternational Raceway. It                        See TOP, page 7                                                               The Mount Airy News, Mount Airy, N.C.                                                   Monday, September 13,2010 7

EFFORT:                           brace I hate. I can’t wait to
                                  burn it. We’re getting there,
                                  slowly but surely.”
                                     He had the most impact
                                                                   arm and the veteran quarter-
                                                                   back delivered. After throw-
                                                                   ing an interception on Seat-
                                                                   tle’s first play and running
                                                                                                     BEAT:                           colors that dominate the
                                                                                                                                     stadium that already has
                                                                                                                                     hosted concerts, interna-
                                                                                                                                                                      back followed. That gave
                                                                                                                                                                      Moore 33 seconds, enough
                                                                                                                                                                      time to boost the Panthers
Continued from page 6                                                                                                                tional soccer matches and        ahead 16-14 with a pin-
                                  of any receiver, surpassing      just seven plays for 11 yards     Continued from page 6           preseason football.              point 19-yard pass to Steve
                                  the Bengals’ new much-           in the first 1 1/2 quarters,                                          New York turned a            Smith between three de-
    PHILADELPHIA (AP)             hyped tandem of Chad             Hasselbeck completed 10 of        league blackout rules.          botched snap on a Carolina       fenders.
— Not even a vintage per-         Ochocinco and Terrell            his next 11 throws.                  “It was a good win,”         punt into seven points as
formance by Michael Vick                                               He finished 18 of 23 for                                                                           It was the first touch-
                                  Owens, who combined for                                            guard Rich Seubert said.        Nicks caught his third TD
— yes, Michael Vick —             19 receptions for 212 yards      170 yards and touchdowns                                                                           down for the Panthers, who
                                                                                                     “Everybody knew what            pass late in the third quarter
could stop the Green Bay          and a touchdown.                 of 13 yards to Deon Butler                                                                         never got into the end zone
                                                                                                     happened against them last      for a 24-16 lead. The sec-
Packers.                                                           and 3 yards to Deion                                                                               in the preseason.
                                                                                                     season. It’s always good        ond-year receiver already
    Aaron Rodgers threw a             Bears 19, Lions 14           Branch. He also bootlegged                                                                             Yet that was about the
                                                                                                     when you open a new             has half as many touch-
pair of touchdown passes,             CHICAGO (AP) —               and sprinted for a 1-yard TD                                                                       last gasp for Carolina, the
                                                                                                     place, the new Giants Sta-      downs as he scored as a
Mason Crosby kicked a             Calvin Johnson was cele-         run in the second quarter                                                                          league’s youngest team.
                                                                   that gave Seattle a 7-6 lead.     dium, and get a win in it. It   rookie.
team-record 56-yard field         brating what he thought was                                                                                                         The inexperience showed
                                                                                                     is going to be remembered           The Giants had taken
goal and the Packers beat         the go-ahead touchdown                                                                                                              in the last period, particu-
the Philadelphia Eagles 27-                                            Rams 17, Cardinals 13         for a long time.”               the lead for good on
                                  catch, a leaping grab in the                                                                                                        larly when Moore was
20 on Sunday.                     end zone that would give             ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lar-            Nicks finished with four     Lawrence Tynes’ 31-yard
                                                                                                     catches for 75 yards, while                                      picked off by Terrell
    In their first game since     the Detroit Lions their first    ry Fitzgerald caught a 21-                                        field goal earlier in the pe-
                                                                   yard touchdown pass for the       Manning went 20 for 30 for                                       Thomas       and      Kenny
trading Donovan McNabb            road win in three years.                                                                           riod, a series kept alive by     Phillips, both in the end
to Washington, the Eagles             Instead, they lost the       go-ahead score late in the        263 yards. But he also was      Manning’s         quarterback
                                                                   fourth quarter, helping the       picked off three times.                                          zone.
(0-1) started with Kevin          game. They also lost their                                                                         sneak to gain the necessary
Kolb and finished with                                             Arizona Cardinals spoil a            So was Carolina quar-                                             For New York, the sec-
                                  starting quarterback.                                                                              few inches on fourth down.
Vick. Kolb left with a con-           Jay Cutler threw for 372     solid debut by No. 1 pick         terback Matt Moore, who                                          ond-half stinginess was a
                                                                                                                                         Although 30 points were
cussion at halftime, so Vick      yards and hit Matt Forte         Sam Bradford in a 17-13           left the game wobbly in the                                      welcome change from the
                                                                                                                                     scored in the opening half,
played meaningful snaps for       with a late 28-yard touch-       opening victory over the St.      final minutes after being                                        final two games of 2009,
                                                                   Louis Rams on Sunday.                                             neither offense was particu-
an extended period for the        down pass, and the Bears                                           sacked by Osi Umenyiora.        larly sharp. Each side made      when the Giants yielded 80
first time in nearly four         beat the Detroit Lions 19-14         Derek Anderson hung in                                                                         points.
                                                                   the pocket despite taking a          “Like all openers, every-    some big plays through the
years.                            in the season opener after                                         body struggles to some de-      air, but so did the defenses,        Notes: The Giants, who
    Vick, a three-time Pro        Johnson’s apparent touch-        pounding from the St. Louis                                                                        opened last season 5-0 be-
                                                                   pass rush, going 22 for 41        gree,” said Panthers coach      with Carolina’s Charles
Bowl quarterback during           down catch was ruled an in-                                        John Fox, who in the final      Godfrey and New York’s           fore slumping to 8-8, lost
six seasons in Atlanta, in-                                        for 297 yards in his first
                                  completion.                                                        year of his contract doesn’t    Deon Grant each making           tight end Kevin Boss
vigorated an offense that                                          start as the replacement for
                                      The Lions lost quarter-                                        need such collapses by his                                       (neck/concussion) and spe-
                                                                   the retired Kurt Warner.                                          interceptions.
was awful in the first half.      back Matthew Stafford to a                                                                                                          cial teams captain Chase
                                                                   Steve Breaston caught sev-        team. “The first half, we           John Kasay had field
He finished with 175 yards        shoulder injury at the end of    en passes for 132 yards and                                                                        Blackburn (right knee). In
passing and ran for 103,                                                                             did some decent things in       goals of 21, 52 and 43
                                  the first half, but were still   Tim Hightower and LaRod                                                                            addition to Moore, Pan-
reminiscent of his “Super-        in position to pull this one                                       the pass game. As they          yards. New York offset that
                                                                   Stephens-Howling       com-       game wore on, it got more       thanks mostly to the Man-        thers WR Charly Martin
man” days with the Falcons.       out even after they fell be-     bined for 103 yards rushing
    Vick’s last NFL start         hind late in the game. For a                                       in their advantage. There’s     ning to Nicks connection,        sustained a concussion.
                                                                   for an offense without            no question they made           which produced touch-            Placekicker Todd Carter
came on Dec. 31, 2006, in         few moments, it looked like      Beanie Wells (knee).
Philadelphia. He missed the       they had done just that.                                           more plays than we did. We      downs of 26 and 19 yards.        suffered back spasms ...
                                                                       The Rams (0-1) dis-                                                                            Carolina’s only second-half
next two seasons while                The Lions had second-        played daring on Bradford’s       made a few more mistakes            Nicks’     second     TD
serving an 18-month sen-          and-10 at the 25 with 31         1-yard touchdown pass to          than they did.”                 capped an 80-yard drive          points came when Greg
tence in federal prison for       seconds left when Johnson        Laurent Robinson on the fi-          The opener hardly was a      that took just over a            Hardy blocked a punt
his role in a dogfighting op-     outjumped Chicago’s Za-          nal play of the half to tie it    classic, often matching the     minute, but Mike Good-           through the end zone for a
eration. Vick signed a two-       ckary Bowman in the end          at 10.                            gloomy weather and gray         son’s 45-yard kickoff run-       safety with 3:57 to go.
year contract with the Ea-        zone for what looked like a
gles last summer, and saw         touchdown. He appeared to
limited action mostly in a        have gotten both feet down
variation of the wildcat for-
    He finally got his
chance, and made the most
                                  inbound and rolled over be-
                                  fore letting the ball go, but
                                  what looked like a potential
                                  game-winner was ruled an
                                                                      Did you know there are over 500
of it. Still, it wasn’t enough
against Green Bay (1-0).

    Patriots 38, Bengals 24
                                  incomplete pass by the offi-
                                      Referee Gene Steratore
                                  said, “The ruling is that in
                                                                      photos of recent local events and
(AP) — Tom Brady sur-
vived a frightening car
                                  order for the catch to be
                                  completed he has got to
                                  maintain possession of the
                                                                             activities found at
crash, signed a rich contract     ball throughout the entire
and ended his week with
what he wants most: a win.
    The quarterback who
                                  process of the catch.”
                                      Johnson was “shocked”
                                  by the call, saying, “I figure
makes headlines on and off        if I got two feet and a knee
the field threw two of his        down, to me that is a catch
three touchdown passes to         that’s why I got up and took
Wes Welker, who returned          off,” he said.
after a speedy recovery
from a serious knee injury,          Seahawks 31, 49ers 6
and led the New England              SEATTLE (AP) — Pete
Patriots to a 38-24 opening       Carroll thoroughly enjoyed
win over the Cincinnati           his return to the NFL, and
Bengals on Sunday.                so did his Seattle Seahawks.
    “I’m glad it’s over,”            Matt Hasselbeck threw
Brady said, “but it was a         for two touchdowns and ran
good week.”                       for another as the Seahawks
    It was pretty special for     gave their new coach a 31-6
Welker, too. He caught            victory over the San Fran-
eight passes for 64 yards         cisco 49ers on Sunday.
less than nine months after          Coaching his first NFL
tearing a knee ligament in        game in 11 years, Carroll
the final game last season        stalked the sideline, march-
and less than eight months        ing up and down almost
after surgery. Many doubted       constantly in motion. The
he’d be back for the opener,      only times he stood still was
but he and Brady were con-        giving congratulations to
fident.                           his players as they came off
    “I had pretty much in-        the field.                          Football, Basketball, Volleyball action shots. Local parades, festivals, and other
stilled it in my mind that I         And there was plenty to          community activities.
would be back,” Welker            give.
said. “I still have a ways to        The Seahawks put their           When Mount Airy News reporters and photographers cover local events, they often take
go. ... I have this stupid knee   offense on Hasselbeck’s
                                                                      dozens of photos in hope of finding the exact right one to use in connection with a story.
                                                                      What happens to those other photo’s? They can be found at When
TOP:                              pionship run will depend on
                                  him and his maturity, which
                                  has been questioned over
                                  his four-plus seasons in the
                                                                      you go to the home page, you’ll see a “Big Blue Button” that says “Click here to see and
Continued from page 6             Cup Series. Hamlin will             buy photos”.When you click on that button, you’ll see multiple photo albums with subject
                                  have to manage the highs            lines like “East Surry volleyball”,”Mayberry Days”, “Holiday Parade” and so on. If you click
feel I could run top five         and the lows, not get caught
there, I’ve never felt like I     up in the hip Charlotte                                   on the photo album of the subject matter you’re interested in, you’ll
could win anywhere I went,        nightclub he co-owns, and
until this year. Especially at    successfully manage the                                      see dozens of photos that were taken at that event.
this point now, the confi-        pressure that comes from                                        So if you’re looking for a great sports action shot of Johnny
dence level is pretty high.”      staring down Johnson.
    It better be if he plans on      He’ll be equally depend-                                       shooting a basket, Jill spiking a volleyball, Tom knocking a
being the last man standing       ent on his No. 11 crew,
at the end of the 10-race title   which does a fantastic job of                                      linebacker on his behind, a shot of Timmy in a wagon at the
chase.                            shielding themselves from                                          parade or Lucy dressed up for Halloween, you’ll find it in the
    The last four years have      distractions but is at the
belonged to Johnson, who          mercy of internal reliability                                      photo albums at In fact there are over
has mastered the Chase sys-       issues at JGR.
tem and been untouchable             Crew chief Mike Ford                                           500 photos of your friends, neighbors, area athletes on the site
under this format. Many a         has a strategy to prepare                                        right now. And that’s just the ones that have been posted since
driver has challenged him         each week as if they are
since 2006, but nobody has        playing catch-up on the                                        late September. The big blue button pages grow larger everyday as
yet to put together the 10        competition, so win or lose
perfect races needed to de-       come the Nov. 21 finale at                                  we post additional photos to the site.
throne Double J.                  Homestead, his team won’t
    That includes Hamlin,         have left anything on the
who won at Richmond last          table. They approached At-              Just go to and click on the Big Blue Button!
September to steamroll his        lanta and Richmond, the last

                                                                        Mount Airy News
way into the Chase with a         two races before the Chase,
heightened confidence that        as if the championship had
had him certain he could de-      already started and the No.
liver a knockout punch to         11 Toyota was the best car
Johnson. Only reliability         on the track in both races.
has always been an issue for         “I wanted to get aggres-
his Joe Gibbs Racing team,
and a pair of engine failures
put him on the ropes. Add in
                                  sive and come out swing-
                                  ing,” Ford said. “We gained
                                  some momentum. We’ve
                                                                     While you’re there sign up for Breaking News to get email
a subpar finish at Dover, a
track that has vexed him
                                  never been the points leader
                                  and we’re still going to race                   alerts of Breaking News Stories.
most of his career, and driv-     like we’re 40th. We’re go-
er error at California, and       ing to stay aggressive.”
Hamlin fell off the champi-          Johnson had his hands
onship pace and settled for a
disappointing fifth in the fi-
                                  full with Hamlin for part of
                                  last year’s Chase, and he
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nal standings.
    But with two wins in the
                                  has no doubt that will again
                                  be the case this year as                                                                              Local Daily News Headlines
final five races, Hamlin          Hamlin attempts to once
proved that when every-           again fulfill the potential he
thing is clicking, he could       was tagged with when JGR
hold his own.                     hired him before the 2006
    A huge part of this cham-     season.
8   Monday, September 13,2010                                                                                                                  The Mount Airy News, Mount Airy, N.C.                                                                                                                                 

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                                                                                                                                                                   2000 Ford Ranger XLT,                                                        Quite Clean Nice
    PUBLIC NOTICE                    operation for the Mount                  A-1 Home Improve-                                                                    3.0 V6 flex fuel, 86K             SHAMROCK           TER-                   2BR/2BA lawn main,
         OF                          Airy site will be Monday,                       ment                              Garden & Produce                            miles, 1 owner, $4,900            R       A      C       E                   Water & Garbage
      GENERAL                        October                  25             Remodeling, Additions                                                                 336-499-1673                      APARTMENTS                                        close
                                     through Thursday, Octo-                           &                               Hay, Square bales &                                                           1-Bedroom units, con-                    to VA line No outside
      ELECTION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 pets $110-115 week
                                     ber 28, 8:30 am to 8:00                 Roofing 336-351-3092                       blueberries Happy                                                            veniently located at 200
                                     pm, Friday, October 29                                                                   Hol-                                                                   Shamrock        Terrace                  $400D, 336-710-0529
A general election will be
                                     from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm                                                           low Farm 336-320-                             2000 Honda Civic                L     a     n     e     ,
held in Surry County on                                                                                                       2677                                                                   Dobson, NC, with
Tuesday, November 2,                 and Saturday, October 30,                                                                                                            163k
                                     10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Any                                                                                                      $3500 336-374-3213,               h a n d i -
2010 to elect Federal,                                                        Attention Home Own-                                                                                                    cap accessible units
                                     person registered to vote                e          r         s                                                                  336-755-6194
State, and County offi-
                                     in Surry County may                      Gentry’s Painting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     available. For elderly                                Sales
cers; Mt. Airy City and                                                                                                                                                                              (           6          2
Elkin City School Board              vote at any onestop loca-                Carpentry, Int and Ext                    Mt Airy Farmer's                                                             or older) or handi-
                                     tion. Persons wishing to                 Remodeling, for Free                                                                 Float/Stage/car hauler.                                                   1995 Oakwood Home
members as well as a vote                                                                                                    Market                                                                  c a p p e d /                           28X40 3BR/2BA HW in
                                     register and vote after the              Est & Lowest Rates                       Local grown produce                         Roof, & fold up stair-            disable reguardless of
on a proposed N.C. Con-                                                       786-6114 or 351-                                                                                                                                               LR & MBath $28,000 or
                                     registration deadline may                                                                    and                              w        a     y       ,          age. RD rental assis-
stitutional Amendment                                                         5921.                                                                                mounted on Leonard's                                                      OBO you must move
providing       that     no          appear in person at a one-                                                         baked goods every                                                            tance available. Call                   home. 661-331-4783,
                                     stop absentee voting site,                                                         Tuesday 3:30-6pm                           20' flatbed, may been             (336)386-4502         or
person convicted of a                                                        Mountain Stone Ma-                                                                    seen at Beary country                                                     336-352-4056       or
                                     complete the voter regis-                                                                   Andy                                                                                                        648-2826
felon may serve as Sher-                                                     s     o    n    r   y                       Griffith Playhouse                        o                    n
iff. The polls will be               tration application form                Brick, Rock and Repair                             Music                              Hwy 89 btw I77 /I74 will
open for voting on that              and                provide              786-7086. 325-0244                                                                    be displayed at Cruise
                                     proof of residence by                                                               picker's welcome
day from 6:30 a.m. to                                                                                                                                              i                    n            (    3    3     6     )
7:30 p.m. Voters who are             presenting valid docu-                                                                                                        for Christ Sept 11th              835-4627. Office hours:                     LOOK! LOOK!
already registered to vote           ments showing current                                                                                                                                           Tuesday 9am to 3pm.
                                                                                                                     Red Sweet Potatoes                                                                                                       2 Bedroom 1 Bath Mo-
need not re-register to              name and address.                              Lawn Service                     $         1         4                                                           TDD               relay
                                     Registration facilities and                                                                                                                                     1-800-735-2962 Equal                      bile Homes Ready To
vote                      in                                                                                         bushel or $7.00 1/2                                                                                                       Move into Payments
this election. Residents             polling places are acces-               Call 356-8268 for lawn                  bushel 336-368-9405                               1969 Camaro                   Housing Opportunity
                                     sible to the elderly and                                                                                                      SS, perfect condition,                                                               as
who are not registered to                                                    mowing, dependable                                                                                                                                                 low as $225 + $150
                                     handicapped. Curbside                                                                                                         original, unrestored,
vote must register by Oc-                                                    service with reasonable                   Hay / Feed / Seed                           3         9          6                                                               Lot
                                     voting will be available to             rates & free estimates.
tober 8, 2010, to be eligi-
                                     any voter who cannot                                                                   / Grain                                Cubic Inch 350 Horse-                                                       Rent per month with
ble to vote in the election.                                                                                                                                       power asking $5500,               Twin Oaks Garden Apt                        DOWN PAYMENT.
A person may register to             physically enter the                                                                                                                                                                                               Call
                                                                              400                                    Number 1 hay and                              d         e          -            Pilot 2BR/1BA, no pets
vote        or        make           polling location.                                           Financial                                                                                                                                      Wheels & Deals Inc
                                                                                                                     s   t  r   a  w ,                             tails               at            $450 336-325-0978
changes to their current             Persons with questions                                                                                              
                                                                                                                     $4     per    bale.
registration at the Board            about registration, loca-                                                       336-983-8864.                                 980-225-5339.
                                     tion of polling places, ab-
of Elections office at 201                                                                                                                                                                                Houses for Rent                     5000 Resort Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Visit us at...
E. Kapp St., in Dobson               sentee ballots, or other                 500               Education
between 8:15 a.m. and                election matters may call                                                        900                                          3000        Real Estate
                                     the Board of Elections of-                                                                     Merchandise                                                      2 & 3BR/2BA houses
5:00 p.m., Monday                                                                                                                                                                                    Heat pump dep & ref
through Friday, or by ob-            fice at 401-8225 between                                                                                                                                        r        e        g
                                     the hours of 8:15 a.m.                   600                  Animals                                                                                                                                    6000           Employment
taining a mail in registra-
                                     and        5:00       p.m.,                                                                Antiques                               Condominiums
tion form from the Board
of Elections office or any           Monday-Friday.
                                                                                                                      Antique Bed, dresser
public library. Any voter            The Surry County Board                             Livestock                              &2
                                                                                                                                                                        Condos For                                                                   Construction
                                     of Elections will meet at                                                                                                          Sale/Lease
may vote by absentee bal-                                                                                             harp tables $350 Call                        On Blue Ridge Park-
                                     their office at 201 E.                  REGISTERED Angus                            336-401-1102                                                                3BR 2Bath on Red
lot. The voter may apply                                                                                                                                           w       a     y      ,            B    r   u  s   h                               Track Hoe
for an absentee ballot by            Kapp St., Dobson, NC on                 Bulls, Cows, Heifers.                                                                 Fancy Gap, Special Fi-            Rd $700 per month                         Operator/Grading
mail beginning on Sep-               Friday, November 12,                    Bred & Open Heifers                           Miscellaneous                           nancing, Starting at                                                        Foreman Needed
                                     2010 at 11:00 a. m. to                  Call Dean Richardson                                                                                                    401-3545
tember 17, 2010. Appli-                                                                                                                                            $39,000.                                                                    North State Environ-
                                     canvass the election and                372-5556 or 657-0988                                                                    Call 336-416-2573                                                         mental, Inc., a lead-
cation may be made in                                                                                                Moving must sale
p e r s o n ,                        certify results.                                                                P i a n o ,                                                                                                               i         n          g
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dobson 3BR/1BA kit
by fax to 401-8228, by               Hugh B. Campbell, III,                                                          Futton Sofa, rocker Call                         Houses For Sale                w/appl. gas logs, C/A,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               stream restoration
signed, scanned email to             Chairman                                                                        for details 336-374-                                                                                                      contractor is seeking
                                                                                                                                                                                                     o            i        l                   qualified candidates or               Surry County Board of                                                           5006                                          Brick 3BR/1BA, full               heat, approx. 2400sf,
                                     Elections                                                                                                                     b        a     s     e                                                      for Track Hoe opera-
written request mailed to                                                                                                                                                                            quiet location. $650mo.                   t         o          r
the Surry County Board                                                       Reg. Gelbvieh Bull                                                                    1 acre remodeled, deck            374-4277 leave msg
                                                                             D         O         B                                                                 call for info 351-4836                                                      and Grading Fore-
of Elections, P.O. Box                                                                                                                                                                                                                         mand. Atleast 5
                                     Run date:                               1/13/09      excellent
372,     Dobson,       N.C.                                                                                          Nice 9ft Pool Table new                                                                                                   y     e    a    r    s
                                                                             E     P    D    '    s
27017. The deadline for                                                                                              felt, new table light inc,                                                      Immaculate 2BR/1BA                        experience required.
                                     09/13/2010                              $2,495, Reg. Balancer
applying for an absentee                                                                                             $800 336-466-2630                                                               split level , Holly                       Out of town travel re-
                                                                             Heiffers DOB Jan-Feb,
ballot by mail is 5:00                                                       2010 exc. EDP's Herd                                                                  Frame House in Mt.                S p r i n g s                             quired. Valid drivers
p.m., Tuesday, October               09/20/2010                                                                                                                    A       i    r     y              area laundry room, no                     l          i         -
                                                                             Health program $875
26, 2010. A voter with an                                                    o                    r                                                                2 or 3BR/2BA, pvt                 pets $545 + dep reg                       cense required. We
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                                                                                                                     liver $695 336-427-                                                                                                       nity        Employer.
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                                                                                                                                                                   or 336-970-9190
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guardian may request                                                                                                                                                                                                                           send resume to
after 5:00 p.m. on the                200 Announcements                      A.D.B.A Reg. Blue Pit-
                                                                                                                                                                   Owner Financing for                                               
Tuesday prior to the                                                         b      u      l      l
                                                                             puppies. Razors edge,                   Tanning bed 24 Lamp                           Sale     by    owner
election, but not later
                                           Lost & Found                      large breed, beautiful                  Sunmaster 2004 w/Fa-                          3 B R / 1 B A                                     Lots
than 5:00 p.m. on the
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2010 from 8:15 a.m. to               t       e      r       -                                                        01 Arctic cat 300 4                              Land (Acreage)                                                         must have own trans-
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an additional One Stop               "Madison"    336-429-                     AKC Siberian Husky                    cond. $1,600 351-4460                           7 acres Pine Ridge                                                      tation, Good Leader-
                                     4105                                      puppies 6 wks old 2                                                                                                   2BR/1BA      Franklin
Absentee Voting site at                                                                                                                                                      RD                      School District very                    s        h      i        p
                                                                                        blk                                                                          700ft road frontage                                                     skills a must. will lead a
the Elkin Rescue Squad                                                                                                                                                                               c    l   e     a    n
                                                                               & white 1 make 1 fe-                   2000            Automotive                   $42,000 276-773-3827                                                      crew. Some out of town
Building, 940 North                                                                    male                                                                                                          $ 4 2 5 M + D e p
Bridge Street, Elkin, NC             Reward $250 Lost                                                                                                                                                336-325-0207       or                   work. Call 336-710-
                                                                               $400 3 white, 1 fe-
pursuant to G.S. 163-                B     a      n   -
                                                                                      male 2                                                                                  Lots                   336-429-5509                            4904
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tober 25 through, Friday,                                                         276-251-7399                       05 Ford Mustang GT                            garb      PU     furn,                     gap
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urday, October 30, 9:00                                                      Beautiful Party poodles                 blk int.,  19K miles                                                                    6687                              have physical & drug
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                                                                             Chihuahua puppies up                    able           $2,750                                                           2BR/1BA Cana VA                           215 Jones School
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                                                                                       to                            336-325-7933                                   1BR/1BA $350 + dep
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  ZITS                                                                                                         Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman                                                                                      Sept. 13, 2010:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            weekend spirit continue.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and open up to new possibilities.              ## You are coming from a secure
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                remain anchored, allowing for an even       sions you have made might not have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                smoother moment. You will discover          been as grounded as you think. You’ll
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                attached, despite some issues, the two      essence of what is going on. Keep shar-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This newfound closeness makes both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of you happy again. SAGITTARIUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            nugget that drops on you. Tonight:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hanging out with favorite people.
   Bil Keane                                                                                                                                                                                                                    can trigger you.                               SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and touchy. You will have an opportu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
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                                                                                                                                1 3 7 4                                                                                         nity to clear the air. Tonight: Think in
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                                                                                                        2 7 8 4                                                                                                                 one who can affect much of what goes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on in your life. Your fatigue level is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            fusion to a work-related matter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tonight: The world is your oyster.
                                                                                                        7     5                                 6                                                                               subject to change. You might want to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rethink a personal matter. Be careful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Investigate a personal matter more
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            thoroughly before making a decision.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Be clear about your choices and direc-
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                                                                                                         7      8   1     2   3     9     6      5      4                                                                       you clear out a difficult problem. A           ##### Open doors rather than
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                                                                                                         2      4   5     8   7     6     3      1      9                                                                       ing. Tonight: Let the good times begin.     stand what is happening can change
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                get through a certain amount of             level remains special and unique.
                                                                                                         1      5   6     3   9     4     8      7      2                                                                       errands and must-dos. A communica-          Tonight: Managing to have fun only in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tion could trigger a long-overdue con-      the middle of the night.
                                                                                                         9      2   8     6   5     7     4      3      1                                                                       versation. The unexpected adds insight         PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
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                                                                                                         4      7   3     1   2     8     5      9      6                                                                       Opt for something easy, but squeeze in      Your ability to move in a new direction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                some exercise.                              and clear out a problem marks your
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                                                                                                         6      1   2     7   8     3     9      4      5                                                                       more exciting than you thought. There       might need to make a move. Tonight:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is a lot of excitement in clearing out a    The only answer is yes.
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Woman feels betrayed by husband of many years
    Dear Annie: My hus-                                                   Sam said only                         this? — Feeling                                                                                                    put hundreds of burn holes                                               discipline herself.                                                         Dear Parent: We be-
band, “Sam,” and I are re-                                                that they were                        Betrayed                                                                                                           in their furniture, carpeting,                                               Dear Annie: This is in                                              lieve an adult child is enti-
tired. Two weeks ago, we                                                  catching up on                           Dear       Be-                                                                                                  blankets and throw pillows.                                              response to “No Locks,”                                                 tled to some privacy, but
ran into one of Sam’s for-                                                office gossip.                        trayed:      Give                                                                                                  We worry that one day she                                                the 20-year-old who feels                                               your excessively intrusive
mer co-workers while out                                                     At home, Sam                       Sam the oppor-                                                                                                     will start a fire. Her parents                                           her privacy is being violat-
shopping. He seemed quite                                                 took his shirt off                    tunity to be hon-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   methods could certainly ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   are concerned, as well.                                                  ed by a mother who barges
happy to see her. They                                                    and hung it in                        est. Tell him you                                                                                                      I have told my son he                                                into her bedroom without                                                celerate the process of
kissed hello with a peck on                                               our hall closet                       saw this woman                                                                                                     should insist she smoke                                                  knocking.                                                               moving out.
the cheek — no big deal. I                                                before going up-                      slip something                                                                                                     outside, but he says every                                                   This is an adult woman                                                  Annie’s Mailbox is writ-
told Sam to stay and talk                                                 stairs. I immedi-                     into his pocket                                                                                                    time he brings it up, she                                                with two jobs who still can-                                            ten by Kathy Mitchell and
and I’d continue shopping.                                                ately grabbed it,                     and you’d like to                                                                                                  gets defensive, and he                                                   not afford to move out. No                                              Marcy Sugar, longtime edi-
When I got to the next                                                    and sure enough,                      know what it                                                                                                       doesn’t want to start a                                                  doubt Mom and Dad still
aisle, I saw a neighbor and                                               her e-mail ad-                        was, since he                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tors of the Ann Landers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   fight. They have an 11-                                                  support her at least a little,                                          column. Please e-mail your
we began chatting. From                                                   dress was on that                     hasn’t bothered                                                                                                    year-old daughter witness-                                               probably covering laundry,
where I stood, I could see                                                piece of paper in                     to mention it. If                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   questions to anniesmail-
                                                                          his pocket. I said                    he tells you the                                                                                                   ing this. What can we do?                                                gas, water and electric use,
Sam and his friend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       , or write
    At one point, she leaned                                              nothing and put                       truth, you can                                                                                                     — Tonawanda, N.Y.                                                        as well as a roof over her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dear N.Y.: Tell your                                                 head and a room to call her                                             to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o
close to him, took his hand                                               the shirt back.          Annie’s      talk about how                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Creators Syndicate, 5777
and gave him another kiss,                                                Soon after, Sam                       this makes you                                                                                                     son he should be willing to                                              own. She should either tol-
                                                                          came       rushing       Mailbox      feel. If he lies,                                                                                                  start a fight over this be-                                              erate with grace the impo-                                              W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700,
which was more than a
peck. She also held his                                                   downstairs and                        however, let him                                                                                                   cause his daughter’s wel-                                                sitions her parents have                                                Los Angeles, CA 90045. To
hand a lot during their con-                                              took the shirt                        know you are                                                                                                       fare is at stake. According                                              laid on her, or quit buying                                             find out more about Annie’s
versation. Then she wrote                                                 with him. When I         Advice       aware it was her                                                                                                   to the U.S. Fire Adminis-                                                clothes, cell phones and                                                Mailbox and read features
                                                                          next saw it, the                                                                                                                                         tration (                                              jewelry and save her mon-
something on a piece of pa-
                                                                          paper was gone.
                                                                                                Columnists e-mail ask him
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing), almost 1,000 people                                                ey to get an apartment. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    by other Creators Syndi-
per and tucked it into                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cate writers and cartoon-
Sam’s shirt pocket.                                                          Sam has not mentioned what, exactly, he thinks                                                                                                        are killed in home fires                                                 she were my daughter, I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   caused by cigarettes and                                                 would not only be oversee-                                              ists, visit the Creators Syn-
    When I finished shop-                                                 the note. In all the years he’s doing.
ping, they were still talk-                                               we’ve been married, we’ve       Dear Annie: Our beau-                                                                                                    other smoking materials                                                  ing her private life, but her                                           dicate Web page at
ing. This woman treated                                                   never kept any secrets from tiful daughter-in-law has                                                                                                    every year. Your daughter-                                               bank account and closet,                                      
me like I was invisible. In                                               each other. I feel so be- one major fault. She is a                                                                                                      in-law needs to care                                                     too. — Loving Parent of                                                     COPYRIGHT           2010
the car on the way home,                                                  trayed. How do I handle careless smoker. She has                                                                                                         enough about her family to                                               Four                                                                    CREATORS.COM

‘Resident Evil’ capitalizes on slow weekend Push out evil
 AKE           OYLE                                                       lowing Labor Day. With an                                                    wide distribution for Sony.                                                 such as the potential Oscar-
AP ENTERTAINMENT WRITER                     thoughts with truth           estimated box-office total
                                                                          of $82 million, it was the
                                                                                                                                                          Bruer credited the market-
                                                                                                                                                       ing of the film and the draw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   contender “The Town”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   from Ben Affleck, “Easy
    NEW YORK — On a                                                       lowest grossing weekend                                                      of its 3-D, which he said                                                   A,” the Emma Stone-star-
weekend that Hollywood                                                    of the year.                                                                 “was made to be that way.”                                                  ring update of “The Scarlet                                                  Dear        Dr.                        cluding      your
was largely content to cede                                                  Screen Gems’ “Takers,”                                                    The film also got a boost                                                   Letter,” and the limited re-                                             Graham: How                                mind — to Jesus
to football and late-summer                                               in its third week of release,                                                from IMAX, where it was re-                                                 lease of “Never Let Me                                                   do you keep bad                            Christ. If you
barbecues,       Sony-Screen                                              came in second with $6.1                                                     leased on 141 digital screens                                               Go,” another film being po-                                              thoughts      from                         have never done
Gems’ “Resident Evil: Af-                                                 million. Last weekend’s top                                                  and earned $2.6 million.                                                    sitioned for awards con-                                                 taking over your                           so, confess your
terlife” led the box office.                                              film, the George Clooney                                                        That the fourth “Resi-                                                   tention.                                                                 mind? I’ll be fine                         sins to Him to-
    The 3-D horror film                                                   thriller “The American,”                                                     dent Evil” performed so                                                         After a bumpy summer of                                              for a while, but                           day, and by faith
earned $27.7 million over the                                             took in $5.9 million for Fo-                                                 well suggests that a fifth is                                               lower attendance and a crop
                                                                          cus Features.                                                                likely. Asked if he expects                                                 of disappointing movies,                                                 then something                             ask Him to come
weekend according to studio
estimates Sunday, a total that                                               With little competition,                                                  one, Bruer said he didn’t                                                   many are glad to see the sea-                                            will trigger my                            into your heart.
exceeded expectations. It’s                                               “Resident Evil” was able to                                                  know, as it’s produced by                                                   son come to a close.                                                     imagination and                               Then fill your
the fourth “Resident Evil”                                                capitalize on the post-La-                                                   Constantin Film. But he ac-                                                     “Thank God it’s over,”                                               I’ll start dwelling                        mind with God’s
film, all of which have starred                                           bor Day weekend, when                                                        knowledged: “It wouldn’t                                                    said Dergarabedian.                                                      on things I know                           truth. In other
Milla Jovovich. This install-                                             two of the previous entries                                                  surprise me.”                                                                   Estimated ticket sales                                               I shouldn’t be                             words, don’t just
ment opened better than the                                               to the franchise were also                                             analyst                                                    for Friday through Sunday                                                thinking about.                            empty your mind
three previous movies.                                                    released.                                                                    Paul Dergarabedian said                                                     at U.S. and Canadian the-
                                                                                                                                                       the weekend’s low per-                                                      aters, according to Holly-                                               God must be                                of evil thoughts,
    “Resident Evil” was the                                                  “It had all of what its
only film in new release on                                               core audience was looking                                                    formance wasn’t reflective                                         Final figures                                                  very disappoint-                           but fill it with
the      historically     slow                                            for and more,” said Rory                                                     of any industry malaise but                                                 will be released Monday.                                                 ed in me. How Billy Graham good thoughts —
moviegoing weekend fol-                                                   Bruer, president of world-                                                   merely a historical trend.                                                      1. “Resident Evil: After-                                            can I break this                           in other words,
                                                                                                                                                       The same weekend last                                                       life 3D,” $27.7 million.                                                 cycle? — P.L.                              with God’s truth
                                                                                                                                                       year performed similarly,                                                       2. “Takers,” $6.1 million.                                               Dear      P.L.:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Spiritual        as it is found in
                                                                                                                                                       with Tyler Perry’s “I Can                                                       3. “The American,” $5.9                                                                       Columnist
                                                                                                                              Do Bad All By Myself” de-
                                                                                                                                                       buting with $23.4 million.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       4. “Machete,” $4.2 million.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You’ve already
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            taken the first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Bible. Make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Bible part of
                                                                                                                                                          “This is never known as                                                      5. “Going the Distance,”                                             step by admitting                          your life every
                                                                                                                                                       a high grossing weekend,                                                    $3.8 million.                                                            you have this problem — day, and memorize as much
                                                                                                                                                       but it can be the land of op-                                                   6. “The Other Guys,”                                                 and not only admitting it of it as you can. Then when
                                                                                                                                                       portunity for a film like                                                   $3.6 million.                                                            but also realizing it’s wrong evil thoughts come into
      Delivering North Carolina advertising                                                                                                            ‘Resident Evil,”’ said Der-                                                     7. “The Last Exorcism,”                                              and wanting to do some- your mind, immediately
                                                                                                                                                       garabedian. “That’s turning                                                 $3.5 million.                                                            thing about it.                 turn your attention to God’s
      from your doorstep to your desktop.                                                                                                              lemons into lemonade if                                                         8. “The Expendables,”
                                                                                                                                                       I’ve ever seen it.”                                                         $3.3 million.                                                                Remember, God is just promises and His love for
                  N O RT H C AR OLIN A P RE SS S ERVICES , I N C .                                                                                        Next weekend begins                                                          9. “Inception,” $3 million.                                          as concerned about our you. The Bible says, “I
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TNT     49 The Closer "Jump the Gun"
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HALL 62 Who's the Boss? Who's the Boss? Who's the Boss? Who's the Boss? L.. House "The Love of Johnny Johnson" < Wedding Daze + ('04) Karen Valentine, French Stewart, John Larroquette. Golden Girls
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ANPL 63 Pitt Boss "Just Like Family"                       Piranhas   s                            Riverr Monsters "Amazon Flesh Eaters" Riverr Monsters "Demon Fish"                        Riverr Monsters "Killer Snakehead" Riverr Monsters "Demon Fish"                                 184   282
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HGTV 69 Holmes on Homes "Best Laid Plan" House Hunters House Hunters Property Virgins Property Virgins House Hunters Designed to Selll House Hunters (N) House Hunters (N) My Firstt Sale
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VH1C 76 5:30 < Three Amigos! ++ ('86, Com) Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Steve Martin. VH1 Classic "One Hit Wonders Dance" < Back to School +++ ('86) Burt Young, Sally Kellerman, Rodney Dangerfield. Thatt Metall Show Behind the Music
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WGN 77 America's Funniestt Home Videos Dharma & Greg Dharma & Greg Old Christine
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ENC 150 :05 < Rudy +++ (1993, Drama) Ned Beatty, Charles Dutton, Sean Astin.
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WEST 155 5:50 Cheyenne :40 Have Gun
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HBO 400 5:00 < I Spy + :45 < Bride Wars ++ ('09) Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson. :15 Boardwalk E.. < Sex and the City ++ (2008, Comedy) Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker.
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SHOW 421 < The Score ++ ('01, Thriller) Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro. :15 < Everybody's Fine ++ ('09) Sam Rockwell, Robert De Niro.
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TMC 438 Movie      e                < The Life Before Herr Eyes ++ ('08) Uma Thurman.
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STARZ 442 5:15 < Spy Game ++ ('01, Dra) Robert Redford, Brad Pitt. :25 < Beverly Hills Chihuahua + ('08) Drew Barrymore. < Michaell Jackson's This Is It +++ ('09) Michael Jackson.
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