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Gastonia Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina Page edited by Lauren Frame the Gazette saturday March 14, 2015 5anation Obama More work to do for veterans Phoenix apr amid persistent complaints about veterans health care president Barack Obama acknowledged lingering weaknesses Friday in the Federal governments response to the chronic delays and false waiting lists that triggered a National outcry Over the veterans affairs health system last year. Obama said that while a Secretary Robert Mcdonald is Quot Chipping away at the problem it was Clear there was still More work to do. Quot its important that veterans know that somebody a got their backs and that if there Are problems that we re not being defensive about it not hiding it a Obama said. In his first trip to the Phoenix a a lottery continued from Page a rep. Kelly Hastings whose District covers parts of both Gaston and Cleveland counties said keeping the names of winners Public helps keep everyone honest. A people voluntarily play the lottery. They know what they re getting into when they play the lottery Quot Hastings said. He pointed out that Many regular lottery players Pool their Money to buy additional tickets and then Divide any winnings. If winners remained secret the person holding the winning ticket could cheat those who participate in the Pool he said. Lottery officials also oppose the Bill saying transparency builds Confidence in the integrity of the process. A secrecy about who the lottery winners Are will create suspicion a lottery spokesman Robert Denton said. Under current state Law lottery players who win prizes of $600 or More have their names hometowns How much they won what game they won and when they claimed their prize released to the Public. In some cases such As Domestic violence situations some information can be withheld. Lottery officials do not release Home addresses phone numbers or social Security numbers. Lottery winners Are asked if they want to have a photograph released along with More details of their win or what they plan to do with their winnings. Hospital whose practices sparked the scandal Obama announced the creation of an advisory committee to recommend further Steps the a could take to improve veterans Access to health care. Obama met with veterans a employees and elected officials including Sens. John Mccain and Jeff Flake arizonans two Republican senators. He said lawmakers specifically raised questions about the slow Pace of implementing a new Law meant to increase health care choices for veterans. Mental health and suicide prevention Are also areas of concern he said. A Trust is something you can lose real Quick a Obama said promoting the need to restore Trust and Confidence in the a system. But he added Quot every Veteran i talked to today said that the actual care they received once in the system was Obama a visit came amid questions from lawmakers who say veterans Are still not benefiting from changes in the Law that were meant to improve their Access to care. A month ago Obama Drew criticism for travelling to Phoenix without stopping at the a Hospital. Mccain chairman of the Senate armed services committee blasted the presidents visit As a a photo he said the foot dragging in implementing a reforms showed that Obama a administration had Given up on Reform before it even started. Mike Hensdill the Gazette Angie Killian pulls a scratch off ticket for a customer at the Lowell mini Mart on Mcadenville Road in Lowell on Friday afternoon. North Carolina lawmakers Are debating a change in state Law that would allow lottery winners to remain Anonymous. A we have a lot of people who pose for photos and Tell their stories and we re not twisting arms a Denton said. Six states a Delaware Kansas Maryland North Dakota Ohio and South Carolina a allow lottery winners to remain Anonymous. Lawmakers have not scheduled a vote on the North Carolina Bill which remains in committee. Smiths big win came in april 2013 in the Carolina Cash 5 game. If he had won millions of dollars rather than just a few thousand would he feel the same a i care what kind of picture they took a Smith said. Quot id be headed to the you can reach Kevin Ellis at 704-869-1823 or . A courthouse continued from Page 1a but commissioners say their action which has been upheld As lawful by Federal courts is about displaying patriotism and paying tribute to the country a founding principles. Business support Craig said she and her son sign connection president Chip Craig asked to remain Anonymous As the business that was involved last month in part because they did no to want the publicity. A a it shot about sign connection. Its about doing the right thing and moving she said. A a we re doing it because we have shared values. That a Why we get involved in certain the installation provoked mixed reactions among people at the courthouse Friday. One woman who identified herself As a courthouse employee and said she Felt uncomfortable giving her name said the act confused her. As a state employee she said she is required to adhere to the separation of Church and state philosophy. Quot in a not sure Why it needs to be on a county building a she said of the motto. Quot i done to know the rationale behind it. I Trust in god. I done to need a sign to Tell me Many others were More supportive. Courthouse employee Sheila Sisk walked out to take a picture of the newly installed motto with her cellphone with plans to put it in a scrapbook. Quot i think it ought to be there and in a glad it is Quot she said. Quot they took prayer out of school and everywhere else. 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