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Chatham Chatlist #3037 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gene Galin   
Friday, 08 February 2008
This digest contains the following messages:

  1. RE: Landscape Design  
  2. RE: Landscape Design.  
  3. Running for the Chatham School Board  
  4. New Years Resolutions a Reality  
  5. Chatham Democratic Party Fleet Reddish Club 25 Dinner  
  6. Help with Ballfield lights  
  7. Pittsboro Police  
  8. Response to the Deputy's wife  
  9. Shoe Repair  
  10. Found cat  
  11. re: the break out at the jail.  
  12. Indoor mold & fungus  
  13. Chatlist Defined  
  14. Exactly What Happened?  
  15. escaped prisoners 
--------------------  1  --------------------
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 16:18:15 -0500
From: "dbonin" <>
Subject: RE: Landscape Design

RE: Landscape Design.... We use Greenvision Landscaping which is a Pittsboro
company. They are a full service design and build company. 542-4038. RJ Popp
is the owner and very helpful. We see his trucks in Fearrington Village all
the time. I like them because they do it all.

--------------------  2  --------------------
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 16:24:06 -0500
From: Sandy Bassone <>
Subject: RE: Landscape Design.

 Give Greenvision a call 542-4038. Does great work and the staff is courteous. They landscape for many residents in Monterrane and Fearrington Village. Many years experience also especially when it comes to deer resistant shrubs & flowers.

--------------------  3  --------------------
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 21:29:05 +0000
Subject:Running for the Chatham School Board

Dear chatlisters -

"Sun’s coming up and something good is gonna happen today."

Excerpt from Rudy Crew's book Only Connect: The Way to Save Our Schools
When I was young, my father used to give me a hard shake to wake me up. Then he’d stick his head right up next to my ear and say, “Rudy,” in his deep voice. “Rudy, time to get up. Sun’s coming up and something good is gonna happen today.”

My father, Eugene, worked hard. My mother died when I was two, so he raised me and my two sisters on his own, paid the bills as a night watchman at the IBM plant in Poughkeepsie after years of playing jazz in New York City. He had a lot of reasons to stay in bed every morning, but for as long as I lived under his roof, he didn’t just get himself up and out; he launched all of us out into the world full of expectations for ourselves and for the day.

Today I’m the superintendent of the Miami-Dade County public school system, the fourth largest in the country, with some 356,000 children in my care. One part of my job has been to help millions of children, parents, teachers, and principals all wake up and believe the same thing that my father used to tell me every morning—that something good was going to happen today, that some light would go on in a child’s head that would let him see the way into the future and maybe even someday lead others there, too.
I spoke with Holly Duncan several weeks ago and she is not running again.

I'm just posting a note here to let folks know that I am seriously considering running for the School board seat in District 2.

I'd like to lead an effort to have us all work together to help Chatham County children, parents, teachers, and principals all wake up and believe that something good was going to happen today.

Filing for county races begins on Monday, February 11th.

I'll let you all know for sure before that date.


--------------------  4  --------------------
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 17:22:05 -0500
From: "Phyllis Smith" <>
Subject: New Years Resolutions a Reality

Due to overwhelming response to the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, weight
management program being offered in Siler City at the West Chatham Senior
Center.  An additional program is being offered in Pittsboro.  

This new 14-week weight management program developed from N.C. Cooperative
Extension and the N.C. Division of Public Health may be just what you need.
The program is scheduled to start Monday, February 11th at 4:00 pm at the
East Chatham Senior Center, on Hwy 87.  This program is open to anyone who
is ready to start the challenge of developing that mindful healthy
lifestyle.  Facilitators are Phyllis Smith, RD, LDN; Dr. Roxanne Hollander
and Lindsay Straughn.

Strategies used in "Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less" have been proved to
work for weight loss, states Carolyn Dunn, Ph.D., Professor of Nutrition
with NC State University, was one of the program authors.

To help develop these healthy habits, participants receive a journal to
record their progress and a full-color magazine with tips and recipes to
help them along the way. Weekly weigh-ins with a program "buddy", help keep
people on track.

"Most people think they need a prescriptive weight loss program," says
Sheree Vodicka, R.D., L.D.N., Healthy Weight Communications Manager with the
N.C. Division of Public Health. "With that type of program, most people gain
the weight back over time. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less helps people
develop lifelong healthy habits that will help people to not just lose the
weight, but to maintain their new healthier weight."

The enrollment fee is $20.00 per person and includes the educational
materials- magazine, a journal and refreshments.

For more information on the programs offered at either Pittsboro or Siler
City location, please contact Phyllis Smith, Family and Consumer Science,
Extension Agent with Chatham County Cooperative Extension Service at

Phyllis Smith, RD, LDN
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Science
Chatham County Center
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
County Agriculture Building, 45 South Street
P O Box 279
Pittsboro, NC  27312
Phone:  919.542.8202
Fax:  919.542.8246

--------------------  5  --------------------
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 20:37:13 -0500
From: Kachergis <>
Subject: Chatham Democratic Party Fleet Reddish Club 25 Dinner

The Chatham Democratic Party Fleet Reddish Club 25 Dinner will be  
held Feb. 16 this year to commemorate Valentines Day.  The social  
hour begins at 6:30 and dinner at 7:15 and will be held at the  
Pittsboro Senior Center.  Hodding Carter III, Professor of Leadership  
& Public Policy, UNC-Chapel Hill and former Asst. Secrectary of State  
for Jimmy Carter will be our guest speaker for the evening. Tickets  
are $35 and must be bought in advance.

Feb. 16 is also going to be a Community Service Day for the CCDP.  We  
will be fielding a team of volunteers to work on some Habitat for  
Humanities projects in Chatham County.  We are also hosting a food  
drive for CORA on Feb 16.  These are excellent organizations which we  
are grateful for and are proud to help.  Please sign up to help us on  
this day.

Now is an excellent time to get involved with your local Democratic  

For more information go to the Chatham County Democratic Party  
website <> and click on CLUB 25 BANQUET or call  
me at 542-3458 or 444-1346.  I can also be reached by email at

Karl G. Kachergis
Chair, Chatham County Democratic Party

--------------------  6  --------------------
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 21:22:37 -0500
From: Jennifer Sipe <>
Subject: Help with Ballfield lights

East Chatham Baseball League is a non-profit organization with a total volunteer board that provides baseball for children ages 5-15 each year in Chatham County.  We use 4 ballfields that have lights that are in need of repair and/or upgrades with minumum finances available to do the needed work.  If there is any one or any business in the community that could assist us in this endeavor; please respond to this email.   

--------------------  7  --------------------
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 23:25:24 -0500
From: "Janet Wyatt" <>
Subject: Pittsboro Police

I want to let everyone know how much I appreciated the fact that James
Lassiter of the Pittsboro Police Dept stopped and expressed concern for my
safety within 10 minutes of the jail break.  Everyone in the police dept
knows I often work after most businesses in town are closed.  When they are
checking doors they let me know they are around.  We are fortunate to have a
police dept that cares about the safety of business owners.  I 'm sure they
like it when we let them know we appreciate the good things and not just
complain about what we don't like.  Officers keep up the good work.
Janet Wyatt
Chatham Mortgage LLC
76 Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Office Phone 919-542-4222
Office Fax 919-542-2586
Cell Phone 919-542-7826
Rates today, 2/6/08 as low as 5.125 on 15 year fixed and 5.5 on 30 year

--------------------  8  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 01:35:55 -0500
From: "Calvin Oxendine" <>
Subject: Response to the Deputy's wife

I am not trying to slam the law enforcement in Chatham County.  I am indeed
grateful that these fine young men and women are doing what hey can to keep
us safe.  That being said,  it is important to recognize that the department
was not successful in keeping these guys locked up.  In addition to asking
the immediate question of "is everybody OK?" the Sheriff's office should
now ask,  "what happened, why and how?"  Sherri, something failed here.
Either a mechanism, a system, or a person allowed this to happen.  I hope
all are investigated, accountability is taken and measures are put in place
to make sure that this does not happen again.
Again, I appreciate that law enforcement keeps us safe.  Their mission and
actions deserve our admiration but their failures require our attention.

--------------------  9  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 06:22:23 -0500
From: "Tiede, Karen E" <>
Subject: Shoe Repair

I've heard there's someone in Cole Park; haven't ever used that place.

I take my shoes to the little place in MacGregor Downs because my life
takes me to Raleigh up US1; limited English, cash preferred (no credit
cards), and excellent work.  

There used to be a great place in the basement of the tower building?
(university towers?) on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, too.

--------------------  10  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 04:09:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Brenda Williams <>
Subject: Found cat

I have an extra cat at the food dish. He is a friendly, orange and white, not neutered male with no collar or ID. I have seen him hanging around for several weeks. Today he let me pet him and pick him up. I live on Crawford Dairy Rd. near Chicken Bridge Road in NE Chatham County. If this is your cat, please call 933-5720.

Brenda Williams

--------------------  11  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 07:11:43 EST
Subject: re: the break out at the jail.

This is in response to the deputy wife's comment.
There is a lot of reasons not to judge, but it is OUR right as citizens who  
PAY for this service to question the actions of the procedures of this
services.  I am a Martial Arts Instructor and I have one question, why were there
five bad  guys to two deputies? I have trained law enforcement for 20 years and
know their  procedures. This was a BIG mistake. I know the ID of these two and
they should  have never put these two together in the first place. Not that
they are not  great deputies it is just physics. They got overpowered. This
would not happened  if they were trained my me, AND put with the right partner.
When you let down  your guard evil will prevail. This is not a matter of "us
putting on the badge"  because that's what they are trained to do ... with OUR
hard earned dollars. Yes  my hat is off to the great job of snagging these guys
so quickly but this really  needs to be looked at in a manner of prevention
and BIG steps are probably being  taken right now to never let this happen
again. These  deputies are  professional in 99% of their job this is true to fact
BUT it is everyone's job  who pays taxes to the county and state to make sure
that this job is done to the  best and safest of it ability.
Greatest Regards,
Al  "Spawn" Simmons
Founder/Head  Coach/ MMA fighter

Siler City Combat Sports/ East Coast Combat  Sports,LLC.
"Home of The Siler Gorillaz Fight  Team"
_www.silercitycombatsports.com_ (

--------------------  12  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 07:28:55 -0500
From: "Brenda Denzler" <>
Subject: Indoor mold & fungus

Can anyone recommend someone who can come in and check my indoor air for
mold spores?  I don't have water under my house, but I do have HVAC ductwork
that appears not to have been prepared to carry cold air in the summer.
When I moved in here, the house didn't have central air, but it did have
central heat; it has air now, too.  The result is that the ducts sweat when
I run the central air.  I want to make sure that the sweat isn't collecting
on the top side of the vapor barrier and creating a nice film of mold that
is then getting blown into my home through the HVAC ducts.  
Thanks for your help.  
Brenda Denzler
In search of mimsy borogroves....

--------------------  13  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:40:01 -0500
From: "leela ellis" <>
Subject: Chatlist Defined

The Chatham Chatlist is
    A Front Porch
    A Back Room
    A Church Parking Lot
    A News Paper
    The Classifieds
    A Question
    An Answer
    A Public Forum
    A Whiner
    A Place to "Vent"
    A Place to Muse and Compose
    A Gossip Monger
    A Finger Pointer
    A Defender
    A Truth Clarifier
    A "Court-of-law"
    A Bar Room Brawl.
All of the above and more.

--------------------  14  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:41:57 -0500
From: "leela ellis" <>
Subject: Exactly What Happened?

For those of us who are uninformed, can someone direct us to a factual accounting of the "jail break"?

--------------------  15  --------------------
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:15:10 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
From: jaye <>
Subject: escaped prisoners

To the lady whose husband was up all night searching for the escapees: I very much appreciate our dedicated force - but if I were you I would be angry with the way the jail system is set up, putting your husband at risk - not with us for being shocked. Can you tell us how those prisoners got out?


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