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June 18, 2009 10:37 PM

More Jeremy Mayfield and Carl Long News...

Carl Long, in his last effort to lower his penalty, got his suspension down to 8 weeks from 12.  His 200 fine though still stays

Jeremy Mayfield's expert Harvey MacFenerstein has come out to clear up his experience.

Forbes.com out with the list of the highest paid athletes.

Included on the list:
  • F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen at 45 million in second place
  • Golfer Phil Mickelson at 40 million in sixth
  • Moto GP driver Valentino Rossi at 35 million in 9th
  • NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr at 34 million in 10th
  • NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon at 30 million in 17th

Got this in a press release:

DALE EARNHARDT JR. LENDS HIS LIKENESS TO NC MOVE OVER LAW

Miller Davis partners with three non-profits to conduct billboard campaign

SALISBURY, NC - Miller Davis, Inc. a Salisbury, NC, based advertising and public relations firm, has produced a billboard campaign featuring NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. promoting North Carolina's "Move Over" law. The campaign is designed to generate awareness for the safety of North Carolina Highway Patrol and emergency personnel who work the state highways.

Adams Outdoor is donating space on 16 billboards throughout the Piedmont for several weeks this summer. Non-profit partners on this project include Families for Roadside Safety, The North Carolina State Firemen's Association and AAA of The Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety.

The likeness of Dale Earnhardt Jr. is used with the permission of Hendrick Motorsports and JR Motorsports. Also appearing in the campaign is Ann Coffey with Cabarrus County EMS, Buddy Miller, a City of Salisbury fireman captain, and Garrett Barger, a North Carolina State Highway Patrol sergeant.

"This is an issue that is very personal to a few of our employees," said Mike Miller, president of Miller Davis.  "The highway patrolman in the billboard is the son of our production manager and former fireman, Randall Barger, and the board was designed by Sam Morgan, the former fire chief of Spencer, NC."
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In January, 2002, the state's Move Over law took effect, requiring motorists, if they can safely do so, to move one lane away from any law enforcement or other emergency vehicle that is on the side of the highway. Effective July 1, 2006, fines increased to $250, along with the possibility of being charged with a felony if a collision occurs that results in serious injury or death.

More information about North Carolina's Move Over Law can be found at www.nccrimecontrol.org/index2.cfm?a=000003,000014,000766,000781.


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