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STATE PREVIEW

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IN SPORTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013 • WWW.NEWSLEADER.COM

Candidate meets both sides in Staunton
McAuliffe arranges private talk with GOP, Democrats
By Cindy Corell
Contributor

‘OUR GOAL HERE IS TO GET PEOPLE OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY’

STAUNTON — Terry McAuliffe, who is making his second run for the Democratic nomination for the governor’s seat, on Thursday morning met with supporters in Staunton and some unlikely audience members — independents and Republicans. Tom Sheets, an Augusta County Republican noted for hosting fundraisers for GOP candidates to state and federal seats, said Virginia voters are looking for a commonsense candidate. He and McAuliffe Charles Bishop Jr., an active Staunton Democrat, handled invitations to the private gathering at Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant and Bakery. “McAuliffe’s campaign had requested an opportunity to talk to folks not predisposed to support him,” Bishop said. So Bishop teamed up with his Republican friend Sheets to assemble the group. The intent was not to raise funds, but to start a conversation. “We didn’t invite Republicans or Democrats,” Sheets said. “We invited Virginians.” The presumptive Republican candidate, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, has publicly called McAuliffe a “Virginia outsider,” a charge McAuliffe immediately refuted at the meeting. “I’ve lived in Northern Virginia for 20-plus years,” he said. “My wife and I have raised five children there, and we

Vector Industries eyes junk removal
Waynesboro nonprofit won’t need investment
By Brad Zinn
bzinn@newsleader.com

David Shoemaker assembles suppressors at Vector Industries on Thursday. KATIE CURRID/THE NEWS LEADER

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Barbara Gordon and Tiquita McCarthy put together meal bags at Vector Industries on Thursday in Waynesboro. The company recently acquired a junk collecting service, where they will offer a drop-off service or come to people’s homes to recycle objects. KATIE CURRID/THE NEWS LEADER

WAYNESBORO — Vector Industries has been in the manufacturing business since 1969, a business endeavor that has seen the nonprofit Waynesboro company grow from five people to more than 130 employees. On Thursday, workers at Vector were busy assembling bows for Parker Bows, packaging medical supplies for Hollister Inc. in Stuarts Draft, combining promotional materials for Reynolds Consumer Products and making meal kits for juvenile detention centers across Virginia. Nearby, a forklift

See VECTOR, Page A10

Area firm misses mark in earnings
Company gaining on key metrics, though
By Laura Peters
lpeters@newsleader.com

Benedict XVI pontiff emeritus
By Eric J. Lyman
Special for USA Today

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WAYNESBORO — Wireless and telephone provider nTelos missed its consensus analyst forecast for fourth quarter by 27 cents per share, and cited costs related to smartphones as a reason. According to an announcement Thursday, nTelos reported 2 cents earnings per share for the last quarter of 2012. The company had a revenue of $117.40 million which undershot the estimated consensus of $118.32 million. Analysts at Zacks — an investment research company out of Chicago — downgraded shares of nTelos from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research note to investors on Jan. 29.

See EARNINGS, Page A10

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican for the last time Thursday, but not before promising “unconditional reverence and obedience” to his successor in his final greetings to cardinals before retiring. Benedict is the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, which became official at 8 p.m. He is now officially pontiff emeritus, his views on faith and morals no longer seen as infallible, his 39 posts on Twitter deleted, and the pope’s role as the leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics officially a “sede vacante” — empty seat. Three hours earlier, the pope boarded an Italian government helicopter for Castel Gandolfo, the traditional papal summer residence 15 miles south of Rome. Shortly after arrifving, he greeted a crowd from his residence

Vatican operations slow to a standstill. Page A5

balcony: “This day brings me great joy....I feel very fortunate,” he said in his last statement as pope. “Let us continue to go forward ... I impart my blessing.” The Swiss Guards standing at attention in Castel Gandolfo shut the gates of the palazzo shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, symbolically closing the doors on his papacy. Attention among Vatican observers is now shifting to the debate over the weary pontiff’s legacy and the process that will select his replacement. Benedict urged his cardinals Thursday to work in unity. “May the College of Cardinals work like an orchestra, where diversity — an expression of the universal church — always works toward a higher and harmonious agreement,” he said.

Pope Benedict XVI retreats into Castel Gandolfo, where he made his last public blessing as pope. ALESSANDRA TARANTINO/AP

CHURCH CRAVES CONCLAVE DETAILS
There is a great deal of speculation over the process of the conclave, the process that will select the next pope. The Vatican is expected to announce the dates of the conclave as soon as today. And, already, the conventional wisdom is that the date the Vatican selects will have an impact on who is selected as the next pope. » “If the conclave is called quickly, it will favor the most visible cardinals, the ones already well known among cardinal-electors,” said author and Vatican watcher John Thavis, referring to the 115 cardinals under the age of 80 who have said they will attend the conclave. » That was the case in 2005, when a conclave held just 16 days after the death of John Paul II ended up selecting the College of Cardinals’ dean, German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Benedict XVI.

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