Bismarck Tribune - January 13, 2011
The January 13 edition of the Bismarck Tribune newspaper in North Dakota.
16/6 Details, 6B THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011 Fox frenzy Fox numbers may be on the rise Life, 1C Snapped Ex-Bobcat ends Bismarck's eight-game home streak Sports, 1D www.bismarcktribune.com 75 cents Serving the region since 1873 250-8210 to subscribe Kalk eyeing Senate seat Republican exploring bid against Conrad By DALE WETZEL Associated Press North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk is setting up an exploratory committee to raise money for a possible campaign against Democratic U.S. S e n . Ke n t Conrad in 2012. T h e Republican told The Associated Press on Wednesday t h a t h e 's Kalk received contributions from GOP activists who are eager for him to run against Conrad. The incumbent Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1986. Kalk, 44, outlined his plans in an e-mail, which was sent to supporters Wednesday night and obtained by the AP . "This week, we have filed the necessary (Federal Election Commission) paperwork to set up the Kalk for Senate exploratory committee," the e-mail says. Continued on 9A `I believe we can be better' Associated Press President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's shootings at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz. Obama calls for healing in a polarized nation By JULIE PACE and BEN FELLER Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. -- Summoning the soul of a nation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday implored Americans to honor those slain and injured in the Arizona shootings by becoming better people, telling a polarized citizenry that it is time to talk with each other "in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds." Following a hospital bedside visit with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the target of the assassination, he said: "She knows we're here, and she knows we love her." In a memorably dramatic INSIDE moment, the president said that Accused Giffords, who on Saturday was killer fell shot point-blank in the head, had through the opened her eyes for the first time cracks, 9A shortly after his hospital visit. Morning of First lady Michelle Obama held the Tucson hands with Giffords' husband, rampage, 4A Mark Kelly, as the news brought soaring cheers throughout the arena. Speaking at a memorial at the University of Arizona, Obama bluntly conceded that there is no way to know what triggered the shooting rampage that left six people dead, 13 others wounded and the nation shaken. He tried instead to leave indelible memories of the people who were gunned down and to rally the country to use the moment as a reflection on the nation's behavior and compassion. "I believe we can be better," Obama said to a capacity crowd in the university's basketball arena -- and to countless others watching Continued on 9A Influenza claims life of N.D. child Second child death due to influenza nationwide By JENNY MICHAEL Bismarck Tribune A child younger than 10 years old has died from influenza in north central North Dakota, marking the first influenza death in the state and the second child death nationwide this season. The influenza season runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. State epidemiologist Tracy Miller said the child, whom she would not give more details about for privacy reasons, had underlying medical conditions. However, type A influenza was considered a factor in the child's death, she said. "Even though we rarely see children dying from influenza in North Dakota, this should remind all of us that influenza can be a serious illness and that we should take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease," Miller said. point in the season. In 2010, there were 3,235 cases reported by Jan. 16. However, the 2009-10 season was atypical because the H1N1 strain of influenza fueled an early peak and higher-than-normal numbers, Miller said. Two years ago, there had been 30 cases by this point, she said. Of the 80 cases this year, 76 have been some form of type A influenza while four have been type B. Miller said type A influenza typically is the more dangerous strain, but people with type B display the same symptoms. According to the Department of Health website, Burleigh and Morton counties have the most reported influenza cases in the state so far, with 24 and 18, respectively. The closest other county in number of cases was Cass County with nine. Miller said the number of cases can be misleading because some physicians treat people for influenza without testing for it after seeing cases in the community. The majority of counties in the state have not reported any influenza cases. Julie Skaret, a spokeswoman for St. Alexius Medical Center, said there have been some patients hospitalContinued on 9A Associated Press Haitian police lower the national flag in front of the damaged presidential palace on the first anniversary of the magnitude-7.0 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. TOM STROMME/Tribune North Dakota state epidemiologist Tracy Miller, left, and Molly Sander, state immunization program manager, reported the death of a child younger than 10 years old from influenza at a press conference in Bismarck on Wednesday afternoon. Haiti mourns on quake anniversary By JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The air was choked with memory Wednesday in this city where everyone lost a brother, a child, a cousin or a friend. One year after the earthquake, Haitians marched down empty, rubble-lined streets singing hymns and climbed broken buildings to hang wreaths of flowers. The landscape is much as the quake left it, thanks to a reconstruction effort that has yet to begin addressing the intense need. But the voices were filled with hope for having survived a year that seemed to get worse at every turn. "We've had an earthquake, hurricane, cholera, but we are still here, and we are still together," said Charlemagne Sintia, 19, who Continued on 9A "Even though we rarely see children dying from influenza in North Dakota, this should remind all of us that influenza can be a serious illness ..." State epidemiologist Tracy Miller, on the death of a child in North Dakota due to influenza The influenza season in North Dakota typically peaks between mid-January and early April, she said. So far this year, there have been 80 cases of influenza in the state. 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COM E STABLISHED THE INSIDE STORY IN 1873 BRIEFLY Mexican official: 34,612 drug-war deaths in 4 years MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A total of 34,612 people have died in drug-related killings in Mexico in the four years since Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared an offensive against drug cartels, officials said Wednesday. The killings reached their highest level in 2010, jumping by almost 60 percent to 15,273 deaths from 9,616 the previous year. The rate of killings grew in the first half of 2010, but then stabilized and began to decline in the last quarter of the year, federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire said. Calderon said Wednesday that 2010 "has been a year of extreme violence." "We are aware that we are going through a very difficult time on security issues," he said at a meeting with anticrime groups during which the government presented a new data system to track drug-related crimes. `Postwar proportions' Australia's rebuilding after flood will be huge task By JOHN PYE Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia -- Floodwaters washing through Australia's thirdlargest city crested today just shy of a record but high enough to submerge entire neighborhoods and cause damage one official likened to the aftermath of war. One man died in Brisbane after being sucked into a storm drain by the muddy waters, Queensland state Premier Anna Bligh said. Thousands of homes were swamped, and officials told residents it will be days before many of them can return to their houses. Others were told their homes will never be habitable again. In one spot of bright news, the swollen Brisbane River's peak was about 3 feet lower than predicted, at a depth slightly below that of 1974 floods that swept the city. The river had already begun to recede by this afternoon, though it was expected to stay high for several days. Waters in some areas had reached the tops of roofs, shut down roads and power, a n d d e va s t a t e d e n t i re neighborhoods. Mayor Campbell Newman said 11,900 homes and 2,500 businesses had been completely inundated, with another 14,700 houses and 2,500 businesses at least partially covered in water. "Queensland is reeling this morning from the worst natural disaster in our history and possibly in the history of our nation," Bligh told reporters. " We've seen VOLUME 137, NUMBER 13 ISSN 0745-1091. Published daily. ABOUT US Established in 1873, the Bismarck Tribune is the official newspaper of the state of North Dakota, county of Burleigh and city of Bismarck. Published daily at 707 E. 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Box 5516 Bismarck, ND 58506-5516 CORRECTIONS If you spot an error that significantly changes the meaning of any Tribune news story, call the city editor at 250-8247. Associated Press Wrecked cars float outside the town of Grantham in South East Queensland, Australia, on Wednesday. The small town was hit by flash flooding, causing mass destruction. Most not fazed by DNA health results NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumers who get their DNA tested for health risks take the results in stride, says the first major study of how people react to commercial genetic testing. But getting that assessment for a bunch of diseases didn't inspire customers to eat better or exercise more, the researchers found. Companies have offered "direct-to-consumer" genetic testing for several years, taking saliva samples from customers, analyzing the DNA and delivering a risk report for a series of diseases. Critics say the results can be inaccurate, that DNA currently tells too little about an individual's disease risk to be useful, and that the information might make people unduly anxious. RAIN, MUDSLIDES IN BRAZIL KILL 257 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Summer rains sent tons of red mud and torrents of water rushing down mountainsides in towns outside Rio, enveloping homes of rich and poor alike and killing at least 257 people in 24 hours. Some survivors clung to trees to escape the water and landslides. Rescuers used heavy machinery, shovels and bare hands to dig through debris in a search for survivors Wednesday. It was not immediately clear how many people were rescued. At least 50 remained missing, and officials feared that figure would rise. Heavy rains and mudslides kill hundreds of people across Brazil each year. Especially punished are the poor, whose rickety homes are often built on steep inclines with little in the way of foundations. three-quarters of our state having experienced the devastation of raging floodwaters and we now face a reconstruction task of post- war proportions." The flooding, which has killed 24 people since late November, has submerged dozens of towns -- some three times -- and left an area the size of Germany a n d Fra n c e c o m b i n e d under water. Highways and rail lines have been washed away in the disaster, which is shaping up to be Australia's costliest, with early damage estimates around $5 billion. At least 74 people are missing, and the death toll is expected to rise. Many of those unaccounted for disappeared from around Toowoomba, a city west of Brisbane that saw massive flash floods on Monday sweep away cars, road signs and people. Thirteen died in that flood alone, with police finding the latest body in a field today. Military cyber ops not disclosed By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon failed to disclose clandestine cyber activities in a classified report on secret military actions that goes to Congress, according to a Senate document that provides a public peek at oversight concerns surrounding the government's computer war capabilities. A brief written exchange between Senate questioners and the Pentagon's assistant secretary for special operations, Michael Vickers, underscores unresolved questions about how and when the Pentagon conducts cyber warfare, and about the guidelines for military action in the event of a computer-based attack on the U.S. The U.S. military's use of offensive cyber warfare has only rarely been disclosed, the most well-known instance being the electronic jamming of Iraqi military and communications networks just before the lightning strike against Saddam Hussein's army in 2003. But Pentagon officials have been clear that cyber espionage and attacks from well-funded nations or terror groups are the biggest threats to military networks, including critical battlefield communications. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters Wednesday that the cyber threat from China is significant and that the Defense Department needs to focus more on cyber warfare. The Pentagon has made a lot of changes to deal with the threat, he said in remarks at the Foreign Press Center, but added that the U.S. has to "come to a place where, again, those threats are diminished, if not eliminated." The growing threat has been evident in recent global clashes including the Internet blitz against Georgian government sites just before the Russians invaded in 2008 and the Chinese government's reported efforts to develop computer viruses to attack enemy networks. The Pentagon created Cyber Command to better deal with the threats, but has yet to clearly define the parameters of its offensive and defensive cyber operations. Nowhere does the brief Senate exchange obtained by The Associated Press detail the cyber activities that were not disclosed. But cyber experts suggest they may have involved secret operations against insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, and could possibly include other hotspots such as Yemen or Somalia. The exchange emerged in a question posed to the Vickers, who has been nominated as undersecretary of defense for intelligence. The Senate Armed Services Committee voiced concerns that cyber activities were not included in the quarterly report on clandestine activities. But Vickers, in his answer, suggested that such emerging high-tech operations are not specifically listed in the law -- a further indication that cyber oversight is still a murky work in progress for the Obama administration. Vickers told the committee that the requirement specifically calls for clandestine human intelligence activity. But if confirmed, he said, he would review the reporting requirements and support expanding the information included in the report. "It would be my intent, if confirmed, to fully comply with that responsibility, to include cyber activities," he said. The exchange was included in 33 pages of Senate questions and answers from Vickers in preparation for his nomination hearing. No hearing date has been set. CDC: Asthma rate in U.S. up a little ATLANTA (AP) -- Asthma seems to be increasing a little, and nearly one in 12 Americans now say they have the respiratory disease, federal health officials said Wednesday About 8.2 percent of Americans had asthma in a 2009 national survey of about 40,000 individuals. That's nearly 25 million people with asthma, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The rate had been holding steady at a little under 8 percent for the previous four years. Better diagnostic efforts could be part of the reason for the increase. They were believed to be a main reason for an increase in asthma seen from 1980 through 1995, said Dr. Lara Akinbami, a medical officer at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. New guidelines would make school lunches healthier By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON -- School children would have to hold the fries -- and pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables -- on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches. The Agriculture Department proposal applies to lunches subsidized by the federal government and would be the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in 15 years. It is expected to be announced today. The guidelines, which were obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by USDA, would require schools to cut sodium in those meals by more than half, use more whole grains and serve low fat milk. They also would limit kids to only one cup of starchy vegetables a week, so schools couldn't offer french fries every day. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the new standards could affect more than 32 million children and are crucial because kids can consume as much as half of their daily calories in school. "If we don't contain obesity in this country it's going to eat us alive in terms of health care costs," Vilsack said Wednesday, prior to the release of the guidelines. While many schools are improving meals already, others are still serving children meals high in fat, salt and calories. The new guidelines are based on 2009 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. The announcement comes just a few weeks after President Barack Obama signed into law a child nutrition bill that will help schools pay for the healthier foods, which often are more expensive. The subsidized meals that would fall under the guidelines proposed this week are served as free and lowcost meals to low-income children and long have been subject to government nutrition standards. The new law for the first time will extend nutrition standards to other foods sold in schools that aren't subsidized by the federal government, including "a la carte" foods on the lunch line and snacks in vending machines. Those standards, while expected to be similar, will be written separately. The announcement is a proposal, and it could be several years before and schools are required to make changes. 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Iraqi officials said they expected the issue of whether to keep some U.S. forces in Iraq beyond the Dec. 31 deadline would dominate Biden's talks today with President Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and Kurdish President Massoud Barzani. The officials spoke on condition which he said could take until 2020. But al-Maliki, pressured by hardline Shiite Muslims, has signaled he wants American troops to leave on schedule. On Wednesday Biden was in Pakistan and warned Pakistanis about the dangers of failing to counter growing Islamist extremism in a speech that also hit back at what he said were popular Pakistani misconceptions about America and its motives. Hours after Biden spoke, a suicide car bomber devastated a Pakistani police station and adjoining mosque in a northwestern region, killing 18 people and providing a fresh reminder of America's challenges in the unstable, nucleararmed Islamic country. Reflecting the delicacy of U.S.Pakistan ties, Biden did not mention any frustrations in Washington over the Pakistani army's reluctance to move into a key militant sanctuary along the northwest border with Afghanistan, instead concentrating on Washington's efforts to boost the alliance between the two countries. Biden's one-day trip came a week after a security guard with extremist sympathies gunned down Salman Taseer, the liberal governor of Punjab province. The pro-Washington government also narrowly avoided collapse when it convinced a key coalition partner not to join the opposition. The spread of Islamist extremism in the country has been on display after some Pakistanis celebrated or at least failed to condemn the killing of Taseer. Biden's office said the vice president called the widow, Amna, to express his condolences. Associated Press Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens to Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani during their meeting at the Prime Minister's residence in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday. of anonymity to discuss the sensitive diplomacy frankly. Under a security agreement between Washington and Baghdad, all American troops are to leave Iraq by the end of the year. However, Iraq's top military commander has said U.S. troops should stay until Iraq's security forces can defend its borders -- Attacks in Afghanistan kill 5 troops KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A spate of attacks against Afghanistan's intelligence service and international forces killed at least nine people, including five NATO troops, on Wednesday in a violent testament to the tenuous nature of gains made against the virulent insurgency. The strikes, including a suicide motorbike bombing in the relatively calm Afghan capital, came just as Vice President Joe Biden was leaving the country after a visit during which he praised advances against the militants while acknowledging they are "fragile and reversible." Apart from the Taliban's traditional heartland in the south, the insurgents have been particularly active in the east near the border with Pakistan. Both Afghanistan and the United States have often called on Islamabad to do more to eliminate militant safe havens on its side of the frontier. G G WINTER SALE BLOWOUT Pentagon chief huddles with allies TOKYO (AP) -- The United States fears that the risk of war is rising between U.S. ally South Korea and the heavily militarized and increasingly unpredictable regime in North Korea, which the Pentagon also considers a looming threat to the mainland United States. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was meeting top political leaders in Japan today about the growing worry in the region that the North might push its customary saberrattling too far. Gates sees leaders in South Korea on Friday. The top U.S. military officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, said North Korea poses "an evolving threat, not just to the region but to the United States specifically." Mullen, speaking at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, urged coordinated pressure among China, Russia, South Korea and Japan, which are considered the nations with disarmament leverage and the most at stake. The capability to strike beyond North Korean shores "is becoming more and more dangerous," Mullen said Wednesday. 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[23709D] Page 4A Thursday, January 13, 2011 Nation Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com Frenetic morning before rampage By AMANDA LEE MYERS and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. -- For Jared Loughner, the morning of the deadly shooting rampage was a blur of activity. He hustled to Walmart twice. He ran a red light, with the officer letting him off with a warning. Back home, he grabbed a black bag from the trunk of a family car and fled into the desert on foot, his suspicious father giving chase. Later, Loughner took a cab to a Safeway supermarket and began squeezing off round after round into the crowd. The new details of the Walmart visits and the traffic stop emerged Wednesday, adding to the picture of the last frenetic hours the 22-year-old spent before the attack Saturday that gravely wounded his a p p a r e n t t a r g e t , R e p. Gabrielle Giffords, and killed six others. "It sounds like he was pretty busy that morning," Pima County sheriff's Capt. Chris Nanos said. As Giffords' condition improved in an intensive care unit Wednesday, all federal judges in the state recused themselves from the case to avoid any future questions about their impartiality, given that one of their colleagues, John Roll, was killed in the rampage. President Barack Obama flew to Arizona and met privately with Giffords and other victims still being treated at the University Medical Center. The president was to speak at a nighttime memorial service. The new details about the way Loughner spent the morning showed a harried young man dashing from store to store across this southern Arizona city in the hours before the shooting that shocked the country. Nanos said Loughner made two trips to Walmart and made some purchases. He declined to specify whether Loughner purchased ammunition. At some point, an officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department saw Loughner run a red light on a road that runs parallel to Interstate 10 around 7:30 a.m. and pulled over his 1960s dark gray Chevy Nova, authorities said. over time, but never violent, according to the reports. In one, dated Sept. 23, an officer called to quiet an outburst described Loughner as incomprehensible, his eyes jittery, his head awkwardly tilted. "He very slowly began telling me in a low and mumbled voice that under the Constitution, which had been written on the wall for all to see, he had the right to his `freedom of thought' and whatever he thought in his head he could also put on paper. ... His teacher `must be required to accept it' as a passing grade," the officer wrote. "It was clear he was unable to fully understand his actions." In a poetry class, he made comments about abortion, wars and killing people, then asked: "Why don't we just strap bombs to babies?" Sheriff's reports detailed nine contacts officers had with Loughner or one of his parents, from May 1994 to March 2010. The first with Jared Loughner came in September 2004, when he reported that a fellow student pricked him with a needle. In May 2006, police arrested Loughner on a misdemeanor charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol. He was taken from his high school to a hospital because he was drunk on vodka he had taken from his father's liquor cabinet. "He advised he drank the alcohol because he was very upset as his father yelled at him," the report said. "I could see his eyes were very red and he was crying." Loughner had a strained relationship with his parents, those who knew the family said. In September 2007, Loughner was cited on a misdemeanor charge of drug possession after officers found two marijuana pipes, remnants of a joint and rolling papers in a van he was in with another teenage boy. The officer who interviewed him reported that Loughner first denied having any contraband. "I asked if I could search him. He said he had a right to say no," the officer wrote in a police report. But soon after, Loughner admitted to having a pipe in his pocket and apparently cooperated with the officer. Associated Press A pedestrian walks along a street during a winter storm in Albany, N.Y., on Wednesday. Associated Press Neighbors Junior Soto, 12, left, and Phillip Tafoya, 12, check out the media set up at the Loughner family home on Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz. The stop was about 6 miles from the Safeway store, agency spokesman Tom Cadden said. Wildlife officers don't usually make traffic stops unless public safety is at risk, such as running a red light. The officer took his driver's license and vehicle registration information but found no outstanding warrants and let him go. "All he saw were some fast food wrappers, no black bag," Cadden said. "The officer said he was polite and subdued." Loughner had a valid license and insurance and the car was registered, agency spokesman Jim Paxon said. "He was warned and released because we had no probable cause to hold, or do an extensive search." Sometime later, Loughner was back at his house on a block of low-slung homes with palm trees and cactus gardens. Loughner removed a black bag from trunk of the family car. His father, Randy, saw him, and asked him what he was doing, said Rick Kastigar, chief of the department's investigations bureau. Jared then ran off into the nearby desert, only to emerge later from a cab at the Safeway supermarket where Giffords was holding an event to listen to constituents' concerns, authorities said. Hours after the attack, sheriff's deputies swarmed his home and removed what they describe as evidence he was targeting Giffords, including handwritten notes in a safe that read "I planned ahead," "My assassination" and "Giffords." Among the notes was one with the words "Die, bitch," which authorities believe was a reference to Giffords. Nanos said the writings were either in an envelope or on a form letter Giffords' office sent him in 2007 after he signed in at one of her "Congress on Your Corner" events -- the same kind of gathering where the shooting occurred. Investigators, however, are still searching for the black bag. "What he did and the morning before the shooting, we're just trying to find all that out. Naturally, we want to find every detail we can," Nanos said, adding that Loughner may have made other stops that morning but could not specify what they were. Later Wednesday, documents were released revealing details of the Loughner family's encounters with the P i m a C o u n t y S h e r i f f 's Department and Jared's runins with police at Pima Community College in Tucson. The college records detail Loughner's increasingly bizarre behavior last year, culminating with his suspension in September. The 51 pages of campus police reports, obtained under an o p e n re c o rd s re q u e s t , described a series of classroom outbursts and confrontations that prompted worried instructors to summon campus officers. Loughner's behavior grew from disruptive to deranged Winter storm buries southern New England By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. -- The third winter storm in three weeks buried parts of the Northeast in more than 2 feet of wet, blowing snow Wednesday, smothering highways, halting trains and plunging thousands of homes and businesses into cold darkness. The storm, which iced over much of the South before sweeping up the East Coast, wreaked havoc on transportation across New England. In Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard. He said the storm brought more snow and a wetter kind of snow than officials expected, leaving more than 100,000 people without power or heat by noon. Maria Rivera, 60, slept overnight in a food court booth at a travel plaza where she works on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Natick. She said the person providing her ride home to Worcester could not make it in the storm, and she had to be back for her Wednesday shift. "I have to work," she said. "I have to pay my bills." In New York, where city leaders took heavy criticism for their slow work after a Dec. 26 blizzard, officials rolled out a massive response that quickly cleared the streets. They also received some help from nature, with only 9 inches of snow falling in Central Park -- well short of 20 inches in last month's storm. This time, the deepest snow fell farther north. The roof of an apartment building in Norwich partially collapsed under the weight of the snow, forcing 10 people from their homes. State troopers, working double shifts on orders of the governor, responded to about 900 spinouts, fenderbenders and stranded vehicles. By early afternoon, New Fairfield had 28 inches of snow, and Danbury had 24 inches. The 22.5 inches recorded at Bradley International Airport set a one-day record for snowfall in the Hartford area. But the storm had no chance of touching the previous one-day record for the state of 30 inches, set in 1888 in Middletown and matched in 1969 in Falls Village. Scores of schools, businesses and government offices closed, and some planned to stay closed today. California man arrested for threats RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A California man was arrested Wednesday on a charge that he made threatening, obscene phone calls to the office of U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott last month, weeks before a gunman shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona. An FBI complaint unsealed in federal court said Charles Turner Habermann, 32, of Palm Springs, called the Seattle Democrat's office on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 and left two messages. Palin: Journalists incited hatred ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sarah Palin posted a nearly eight-minute video on her Facebook page early Wednesday, accusing journalists and pundits of inciting hatred and violence in the wake of a deadly Arizona shooting that gravely wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Last spring, Palin targeted Giffords' district as one of 20 that should be taken back. Palin has been criticized for marking each district with the cross hairs of a gun sight. In the video, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said vigorous debates are a cherished tradition. But she said after the election, both sides find common ground, even though they disagree. "But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible," she said. 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The McCullars appeared at a news conference last Thursday to announce they'd won half the jackpot, or $190 million. Lahti wasn't on hand for Wednesday's announcement in Boise and officials released few details about her, saying she wished to stay out of the spotlight for now. "She's requested that the media respect her privacy and not attempt to contact her until she's prepared to speak to you," Lottery Director Jeff Anderson said at a news conference. He referred to Lahti as a "delightful young lady" and said he tried to persuade her to go public because there are "a lot of curious people out there." But he said she has a lot to get in order first. "We expect she'll be coming forward shortly," Anderson said. Public records show Lahti lives in Rathdrum, a town of about 7,000 in the scenic Idaho Panhandle. She had worked since 2007 as a customer service representative at Inland Northwest Bank in nearby Post Falls, but she resigned Monday, said Holly Poquette, the bank's chief financial officer. Poquette works in Spokane, Wash., and does "Once people hear this, Ady's Convenience & Car Wash is going to become the luckiest place in northern Idaho." Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson, on the location where the winning ticket was sold Cross-eyed opossum steals German hearts BERLIN (AP) -- Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum, is the latest creature to rocket from Germany's front pages to international recognition, capturing the world's imagination with her bright, black eyes turned toward her pointed pink nose. Since the first photos were published in December, the marsupial from Leipzig Zoo has attracted more Facebook fans than Chancellor Angela Merkel. By Wednesday, more than 111,000 fans from as far away as Bangkok and Montreal and clear across Europe were exclaiming "so cute!!" and "so sweet." Experts say that like Knut, Berlin's famous fluffy white polar cub who was abandoned by his mother, and Paul, the late octopus who correctly predicted the outcome of all of Germany's 2010 World Cup games and Spain's victory in the final, the hype surrounding Heidi is fed by a human weakness for cuddly-looking critters and the ability of modern mass media to spread images around the globe instantly. Bangkok resident Julie Queen-Vichitthanarurk said she heard about Heidi on the local radio station on the way to work, and raced home to find a picture on the internet and become a "fan" on Facebook. "Right away when I saw her picture, I feel (sic) in love with her!" the 40-year-old said. "There is just something so sweet about her that made my heart melt." It is exactly that feeling that humans crave, making such "cute" animal images so popular. "It triggers a reaction in our unconsciousness, when we see these creatures that make us think of children," said Peter Walschburger, a biological psychologist at Berlin's Free University. Associated Press Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson announces that northern Idaho resident Holly Lahti won $190 million in Jan. 4, and residents began buzzing when they found the latest Mega Millions payout on a ticket bought in out one of the winning tickPost Falls, Idaho, on Wednesday in Boise, Idaho. not know Lahti. But the manager of the Post Falls branch, Sussana Spencer, called Lahti an "amazing person." "She's going to do wonderful things with the money," Spencer said. She had no details. Lahti's estranged husband, Josh Lahti of Rathdrum, said Wednesday he did not know Lahti was the winner of the huge Mega Millions prize until he was told by a reporter. But he said she plays the lottery often. He said the two have been married about a decade but are separated, and they have two daughters, ages 10 and 12. Nobody was around at the Rathdrum home of Holly Lahti's mother, Elaine C. Alford. But neighbor Eric Miller said Holly Lahti visits her mother almost daily. Miller, 19, also hadn't heard about Holly Lahti's winnings. "I want to go over there and be her friend now," Miller said laughing. "But she's really nice, very friendly." Meanwhile, word of Rathdrum's newest multimillionaire began to spread through the fast-growing town about 25 miles northeast of Spokane. Travis Herron, who works in a local tobacco shop, said he bought 10 tickets for the Mega Millions drawing but didn't win anything. Herron, 23, said he didn't know Holly Lahti, but added that if he had won $190 million, "I wouldn't want to be talking either, the days and times the way they are." Although Mega Millions is played in 41 states and Washington, D.C., the two winning tickets were purchased by people living in small towns just 125 miles apart in the Inland Northwest. Ephrata, Wash., has about 7,500 people. The drawing was held ets was sold in Post Falls, a suburban community of housing developments, big box stores and fast-food restaurants. "Once people hear this, Ady's Convenience & Car Wash is going to become the luckiest place in northern Idaho," Anderson said of the store where Lahti bought her ticket. An Ady's clerk, Leasa Moore, said Lahti bought a ticket at the store the day of the drawing and returned the next day to check the numbers. "She let out a big scream," Moore said Wednesday. "She was pretty excited." Moore said Lahti is a regular at the store, which is near the bank where Lahti worked. Tracking bands DEATHS may hurt penguins WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some scientists studying penguins may be inadvertently harming them with the metal bands they use to keep track of the tuxedoclad seabirds, a new study says. The survival rate of King penguins with metal bands on their flippers was 44 percent lower than those without bands and banded birds produced far fewer chicks, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The theory is that the metal bands -- either aluminum or stainless steel -- increase drag on the penguins when they swim, making them work harder, the study's authors said. Author Yvon Le Maho of the University of Strasbourg in France, said the banded penguins looked haggard, appearing older than their actual age. Le Maho said this is the first study showing a longterm harm from banding penguins. Louis Stengel UNDERWOOD -- Louis Stengel, 90, Underwood, d i e d Ja n . 1 1 , 2 0 1 1 , a t Prairieview Nursing Home, Underwood. Arrangements are pending with Goetz Funeral Home, Underwood. FUNERALS TODAY Irene Bechtold, 91, Baker, Mont., 10:30 a.m. MST, First Baptist Church, Plevna, Mont. (Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker) Alfred Duerr, 73, Reeder, 2 p.m., Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon. Lorraine Jensen, 81, New Rockford, 11 a.m., First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. (Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford) Mary Maupin, 89, Dickinson, 1 p.m. MST, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dickinson. (Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson) Howard Sauter, 82, Bismarck, 1:30 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, Mandan. ( Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan) Isabella Schmidt, 85, Wishek, 10:30 a.m., St. Philip WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ne r i Ca t h o l i c C h u rc h , It's a tie: Government cli- Na p o l e o n . ( D a h l s t r o m mate experts say last year Funeral Home, Napoleon) equaled 2005 as the warmest year on record. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the average worldwide temperat u re w a s 1 . 1 2 d e g re e s DEVILS LAKE -- Marie Fahrenheit (0.62 degree Cel- Wiens, 87. sius) above normal last year. FARGO -- Amanda GronThat's the same as six years vold, 94; ago. FL AXTON -- Donald Climate experts have Schmelz, 63. become increasingly conGRAND FORKS -- cerned about rising global William Steinbar, 82. temperatures over the last JAMESTOWN -- Betty century. Most atmospheric Kratzke, 84. scientists attribute the MINOT -- Leonard Humchange to gases released into mel, 83; Tony Kniffen, 50; the air by industrial process- Robert Lee, 76; Angelus Wides and gasoline-burning del, 97. engines. RUGBY -- Margaret HeilIn addition, the Global man, 96. Historical Climatology NetSTANLEY -- Levelda work said Wednesday that Rodenhizer, 79. last year was the wettest on S TA R K W E AT H E R -- record. Rain and snowfall Jeanette Stinkeoway, 66. patterns vary greatly around the world. (More deaths on 7A.) 2010 ties 2005 as warmest year STATE DEATHS Page 6A Thursday, January 13, 2011 Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com WEIRDLES Briefing (Weirdles is drawn by Tim Leer and appears weekdays on Morning Briefing and at www.bismarcktribune.com/ weirdles. See previous Weirdles online at www.weirdles.com.) Morning Outside today 16/6 Mostly cloudy, likely dry Noon: 13 Evening: 8 Tomorrow: 26/-6 People and personalities exploded, just erupted into this jump up in my face type of thing, fists started flying, none of which were mine -- none were mine -- but it could have escalated to Williams: the point where it Disturbance could have gotten really ugly. So in the process of doing that, I got scratched on my face," he told "ET." Williams and his daughter, Janey Williams, were held at the Hollywood police station for less than an hour and they were not arrested following the incident at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa. Janey Williams told "ET" she was angry because her father, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, had resumed drinking. "He has consumed at least a bottle of Gray Goose a night. That's not including the Coronas he ordered, that's not including the Budweisers he ordered, the other alcohol, the wines. He drinks heavily," she said. Ted Williams denied to "ET" that he had been drinking. Odds and ends Meridian, Idaho Everything's 11 for baby Tyler Ashton Marx's lucky number is going to be one, or 11, or maybe both. The son of Jared and Leslie Marx was born at 11:11 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2011, at St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, Idaho. Jared Marx is serving in Iraq and watched his son's birth over the Internet. Leslie Marx said Tyler was born just as the clock switched to 11:11 a.m. But Tyler Marx isn't the only one in the family with a memorable birthday. His older sister was born on Sept. 9, 2009 -- 9/9/09. A Minnesota couple's daughter was born Tuesday with one less one. Amy Zeller and Codjo Mensah welcomed Flora Mensah to the world at 1:11 a.m. Woodward, Okla. FEELING RENEWED: John Travolta and Kelly Preston are thrilled about their new baby. Travolta: Baby boy is `new beginning' NEW YORK (AP) -- John Travolta says his 7-week-old baby boy is "a new beginning" for his family. The actor and his wife, Kelly Preston, posed with their son, Benjamin, for the cover of the new issue of People magazine. Travolta says Benjamin has "brought us a new beginning" and "given the house a renewed spirit and purpose." Travolta and Preston's oldest child, son Jett, died in 2008 at the age of 16. Benjamin was born in November in Florida. Preston, 48, and Travolta, 56, also have a 10-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu. THE NELSONS: Ozzie and Harriet Nelson are photographed with sons Ricky, left, and David, in their television home. `Christmas Story' Part II In a scene straight from the movie "A Christmas Story," an 8-year-old Oklahoma boy got his tongue stuck to a metal pole after he licked it on a dare. Officials say when rescue crews arrived Tuesday morning, the boy was standing on his tiptoes, trying to wriggle his frozen tongue free from a stop sign pole across the street from Woodward Middle School. Paramedics were able to help the boy by pouring water on his tongue. Once free, the boy told officials he got stuck after his brother dared him to lick the pole. The boy was taken to a Woodward hospital for treatment. The scene was similar to one in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story." Boise, Idaho involved in divorce proceedings. Prosecutors say Furlong pleaded no contest in November to violating the court's order, and a progress hearing Tuesday determined he violated probation terms several weeks later. David Nelson of TV family dies at 74 Lawmakers flunk quiz Audience members got a brief chuckle during a legislative hearing at the Idaho Capitol, when lawmakers were hit with a pop quiz on their state's history -- and not everyone passed. Public schools chief Tom Luna demonstrated new technology being used in Idaho classrooms during a presentation Wednesday to the 27 lawmakers on the state Senate and House education committees. He asked lawmakers two questions and gave them each an electronic device that functions like a remote to input their answers. Luna asked what year Idaho became a state, and the legislators' answers were calculated and projected on a screen. It showed 17 percent of lawmakers on the two education panels didn't know the answer: 1890. When asked which town was Idaho's first capital, 15 percent did not know the correct answer: Lewiston. South Charleston, W.Va. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- David Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," died Tuesday, a family LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prose- spokesman said. He was 74. cutors say "The Green Hornet" Nelson died at his home in and "Terminator 2" star Eddie the Century City area of Los Furlong has been arrested in Los Angeles after battling complicaAngeles for violating a court tions of colon cancer, said famiorder to stay 100 yards away ly spokesman and longtime Holfrom his estranged wife. lywood publicist Dale Olson. City attorney's Nelson was the last remainoffice spokesman ing member of the Nelsons TV Frank Mateljan family, which included says the 33-yearactor/bandleader Ozzie, his old actor was in singer wife, Harriet Hilliard, and court Tuesday for David's teen idol brother Rick. a hearing on the The show originated on radio in three-year 1952 as "Here Come the Nelrestraining order sons," then ran for 320 episodes obtained by on TV from 1952 to 1966 as "The Furlong: Rachael Kneeland Adventures of Ozzie and HarriViolation? when the judge et" with some of the story lines ordered his arrest. taken from the stars' own lives. He was released on $75,000 David Nelson also directed and bond about three hours later. produced numerous episodes of People magazine was first to the show throughout its run. report the arrest, which came a The show was shot in the day after the premiere of "The Nelson family home in the HolGreen Hornet." The movie is in lywood foothills, which remains theaters Friday. a popular attraction for visitors Kneeland and Furlong, the on Hollywood celebrity bus parents of a 4-year-old son, are tours. Actor Eddie Furlong is arrested His film credits included "Peyton Place," "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker," "The Big Circus," "Day of the Outlaw," "30,""The Big Show," `Love and Kisses and "Swing Out, Sweet Land." In 1976, he costarred with his mother in "Smash-Up on Interstate 5." Nelson also was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; four sons and a daughter; and seven grandchildren. A service will be held today at Pierce Brothers Westwood Mortuary. Franklin says her health is `superb' DETROIT (AP) -- A month after surgery in Detroit for an undisclosed ailment, Aretha Franklin says her health is "superb." Franklin called in to Wednesday's installment of "The Wendy LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Williams Show," telling the host Ohio homeless man whose silky she was relaxing at a casino hotel voice made him a web phenom- in her hometown and hopes to enon is headed to rehab for alco- begin traveling soon, saying hol and drug dependency after she'll be "looking for a fabulous an appearance on "Dr. Phil." beach." She says she has two Show representatives said in more weeks of down time as she a statement Wednesday that Ted continues her recovery. Williams agreed to enter a private facility after an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw on a show that will air today. Williams told "Entertainment NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS says Tonight" earlier this week about the circumstances behind a dis- Justin Bieber is returning as a guest star on "CSI: Crime Scene turbance report that was made Investigation," where he made at a Hollywood hotel on Monhis acting debut last fall. day. He said a family gathering CBS announced on Tuesday had gotten out of control. that the teenage superstar will "I wanted to bring it to a reprise his role as a troubled close by just saying, `Shut the teen whose brother was killed hell up and let me talk to your mother.' When that was said out by the CSIs at the end of his previous episode. of my mouth, my daughter Homeless man is heading to rehab Bieber returning to guest star on `CSI' Photo of the day IN THE DEEP FREEZE: Becky Roesler of Bismarck submitted this photo taken by her daughter, former resident Kim Dahl. (Want to submit a photo to be considered for publication as photo of the day? It's easy. Just go to www.bismarck tribune.com/ submitphotos, fill out the form, attach the photo and click the "submit" button. Readers can submit any photo, but we are specifically looking for photos of recent events and activities in the BismarckMandan area.) Meth for a stolen car West Virginia state police say they pulled over a man who told them he used methamphetamine to pay for the car he was driving. State Police in South Charleston say Jerry Wayne Means said he gave a woman two grams of meth for the car. Means was pulled over on U.S. 119 on Saturday night in the car, which police said had been reported stolen. He was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, delivery of a controlled substance and other counts. From wire reports Quote in the news "I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here -- they help me believe.We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us." -- President Barack Obama See story on Page 1A Classifieds deal of the day Check out more great deals in the Bismarck Tribune classifieds online at www.dakotaclassifieds.com! Classifieds, 5C-10C Bismarcktribune.com Bismarck Tribune Thursday, January 13, 2011 Page 7A DEATHS Faye McAllisterPretty Bear Faye Marie McAllisterPretty Bear, 30, died Jan. 10, 2011, in Sioux County. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at the Youth Activity Center, Cannon Ball, with Marlin Hunte officiating. Burial will be held at Pretty Bear Family Cemetery, nine miles south of Cannon Ball. the pleasure of seeing take his first breath in this world; her special nephew, Heith "Bunzy" Reddogg, and her very special niece, Winter Rose Reddogg; her adopted mother, Susan Demontiney, Belcourt; her adopted sisters, Jamaica and Jessica; her adopted grandparents, Tom and Gloria Fischer, Cannon Ball; and many numerous friends, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Katherine B. Pretty Bear; her aunts, Frieda N. Pretty Bear and Deborah Jean Gullickson; her uncles, Benjamin Pretty Bear and Jonah Pretty Bear; and her great-grandparents, John and Ida Pretty Bear. Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the online guest book and view tribute flowers. Ronald Affeldt Ro n a l d D. Affeldt, 79, Bismarck, passed away Jan. 10, 2011, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Zion Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Thomas Marcis Jr. and Doug Bergelin officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. Curtis Olimb GRAND FORKS -- Curtis Anton Olimb, 77, Grand Forks, died Jan. 11, 2011, at his residence, after a battle with cancer. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Grand Forks. Interment will be held later this spring at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Hillsboro. Margaret Johnson Dennis Bratlien WASHBURN -- Margaret E. Johnson, 89, Washburn, passed away on Jan. 10, 2011, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at First Lutheran Church, Washburn, with the Rev. Rebecca Aardahl officiating. Interment will be held at a later date at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Washburn. D e n n i s " B e n" L e e Bratlien, 63, treasured son, brother, fiance and friend, died Jan. 8, 2011, at Deaconess Hospital, Billings, Mont., after suffering a heart attack. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbus, with the Rev. Phyllis Scroggins officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Columbus. Faye McAllisterPretty Bear Ronald Affeldt Curtis Olimb Margaret Johnson Dennis "Ben" Bratlien Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Yesterday I saw your smiling face. Yesterday I heard your laughter. Now today I face the pain knowing you left us here. Then tomorrow I will hear you no more, only when I close my eyes and listen. I cannot go where you go, I cannot follow you to heaven. I don't want to understand even though I should know that God had bigger plans, But I would change it if I could. I can only close my eyes, Let these tears fall where they may, these tears will never dry until we see you again. She lived and walked in beauty, though her life on Earth was cut so short, her accomplishments were great. Faye Marie graduated in 1998 from Standing Rock Community Grant School as salutatorian of her class. Upon graduation, she then attended college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. From there, Faye decided she needed a change and journeyed to Albuquerque, N.M., where she attended University of New Mexico. While residing in Albuquerque, she was employed with Sandia Casino and Resort as a vault supervisor and a bank teller at the Bank of Albuquerque. From there, Faye transferred to Isleta Casino and Resort, where she worked as a cashier. She then decided she wanted to work at a hospice for some time until her decision to return home. Always a restless spirit, she returned home to Standing Rock to further pursue her education in the medical field; she enrolled in the nursing program at United Tribes Technical College. She was also currently enrolled in the EMT training course at Medcenter One and would have completed in April of this year. During this time, she was also employed at Prairie Knights Casino and Resort as a blackjack dealer. Faye had many hobbies and interests in her life. She loved the beauty of the outdoors, reading a good book and spending time with friends and family. Her adventurous spirit will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have shared in her life. She leaves behind her fiance, John Patrick Young, Bismarck, whom she loved so much; her father, Bruce ( D e b b i e ) Mc A l l i s t e r, Cheyenne, Wyo.; her mother, Leah Grant, Bismarck; her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Grant, Cannon Ball; her brothers, Christopher, San Diego, Clint and Clay Mc A l l i s t e r, b o t h o f Cheyenne, Wyo., William Iron Road Jr., Cannon Ball, Lindsey Iron Road, Bismarck; her sister, Monique Hurtado, Bismarck; her very special brother, John (Erin) Pretty Bear, Cannon Ball; her cousin, Lance ( Whitley) McAllister, Fort Yates; her uncles, Miles McAllister, John Timothy Pretty Bear, Ken Gullickson, Paul Grant Jr., and Malcolm (Florestine) Grant, all of Cannon Ball, and Bruce Bauer, Wolf Point, Mont.; her very special aunt and uncle, Brenda and Drew Reddogg, Charlotte Ramsey, Cannon Ball, and Roberta Bell, New Town; her very special nephew, Mateo John Pretty Bear, whom she had Harold Haugen Harold W. Haugen, 73, Mandan, passed away Jan. 9, 2011, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at First Lutheran Church, Mandan. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery. Harold Haugen Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and continues one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Harold was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Mandan, the son of Anton and Agnes (Arntz) Haugen. After finishing school at an early age, he began work for Hawley's Cleaners, driving delivery truck for many years. On April 28, 1957, Harold married the love of his life, LaVerne Wetch, in Bismarck. To this union, four children were born, Kathy, Cindy, Wanda and Todd. Harold enjoyed the years spent playing music with his band, The Wagon Masters. They traveled and toured with their families throughout much of the upper Midwest. Settling down, he started his own business locally, Haugen's Tree Spraying Service. He operated this business for over 35 years, retiring in 2005. Harold enjoyed playing poker as well as playing guitar and singing with his son, Todd, and the rest of his family. Harold will be remembered for always having time for others. He will be missed by all who knew him. Harold is survived by his loving wife, LaVerne, Mandan; three daughters, Kathy (Donald) Barnhardt and Cindy (Jerry) Golke, all of Mandan, and Wanda (Bryan) Gertz, Washburn; a son, Todd (Stacy) Haugen, Mandan; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by his parents and numerous siblings. Go to www.buehlerlarson.com to sign the online guest book. Ron was born April 29, 1931, in New Rockford. He married Barbara J. Cresap on Aug. 30, 1953. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education from Valley City State in 1955. Following graduation, he taught school in Edgeley for two years, then taught for nine years in Beulah. In 1966, he started with the state Civil Defense and soon was appointed North Dakota director of disaster emergency services. He served in this capacity for 30 years under five different g ov e r n o r s. Ro n s e r v e d 32 years as a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard, retiring at the rank of colonel. He was activated in support of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ron is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughters, Ronda (Steve) Vick, Karla (Mike) Glass and Suanne (Kevin) Feist and his son, Kyle (Betty) Affeldt; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Alice (Nokleby) Affeldt; his "mother"-in-law, Martha Cresap; his grandparents; his infant brother; and his stepgranddaughter, Lissa Hanks. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the charity of your choice. Go to www.bismarckfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book or leave a message of condolence. (Bismarck Funeral Home) George Hendrickson NEW SALEM -- George Hendrickson, longtime resident of Golden Valley, died Jan. 8, 2011, at age 95, at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Elm Crest Manor Chapel, New Salem, with the Rev. Ron Hildahl officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in Halliday. Visitation begins after 5 p.m. Friday with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. He was born March 21, 1933, to Lyle and Irma (Knoll) Olimb, at the Bartel House in Oslo, Minn. Curtis was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran in Oslo. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1954 and commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in 1956. Janet Hammer and Curtis were wed at Lynch Immanuel in 1961. While Curtis served in Vietnam, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross twice. He also received eight other medals during his time as a navigator. He retired from the Air Force in 1976 and entered the seminary in Fort Wayne. Curtis was ordained into the ministry in 1980 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Hannover. He accepted a call at St. John in Hillsboro and Grace Grandin in 1986. In 1995, Curtis retired and moved to Grand Forks. He was a master gardener and an avid bridge player. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Janet; three daughters, Greta (Paul) Bornemann, Seattle, Martha (Bill) Custer, North Royalton, Ohio, and Sarah (Jeff) Beach, Lexington, Ky.; one son, Carl (Sarah) Olimb, Marshall, Mi n n . ; h i s s o n - i n - l a w, Dwight; his grandchildren, Alex Karin, Bethany, Carole, Kr isten, Naomi (Peter) Moran, Jacob, Sarah, Susan, Henry, Elliott, Samuel, Simon and Lilja; and two sisters, Dona Rae (Edmun) Rutherford, Naples, Fla., and Darlyne Crum, Princeton, N.J. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Solveig; and his brother, Duane. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Altru Hospice in Grand Forks. Online register book: w w w. d u b o r e f u n e r a l home.com. (DuBore Funeral Home, Warren, Minn.) George Hendrickson Arlene Binstock DICKINSON -- Arlene G. Binstock, 63, Dickinson, died Jan. 10, 2011, at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson. Interment will be held at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, New Hradec. She is survived by her husband, George; five children, Curtis, Maricopa, Ariz., Chad, Fort Belvoir, Va., Glenda Bird, Dickinson, John, Washington, D.C., and Jennifer Kukowski, Mandan; 11 grandchildren; her mother, Genevieve Frenzel, Dickinson; and five brothers, Raymond Frank, Cottage Grove, Ore., Ernie Frank and Herman Frank, both of Dickinson, Ronald Frank, Creswell, Ore., and Harvey Frank, Grand Prairie, Texas. (Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson) James Rooney James "Jim" P Rooney, 61, . died Jan. 10, 2011, at his residence in Mandan. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan. Inurnment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue at 6 p.m. at Spirit of Life Church, where a parish rosary/vigil will follow at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before the service at the church on Friday. June Sandvold June Sandvold, 85, formerly of Mandan, died Jan. 11, 2011, at an Edina, Minn., care center. Arrangements are pending with Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. George was born June 13, 1915, in Killdeer, to Hans Peter and Ida (Cumber) Hendrickson. He was raised and educated in the Dodge area. On June 22, 1939, George married Anna Klee. The couple and their children lived in Wyoming for a time before moving back to Underwood, where George worked at the Ford garage and on the Garrison Dam project. They eventually settled in Golden Valley, where George opened his own business in 1957. Through the years, he loved hunting and fishing. George is survived by his daughter, Virginia (Wilbert) Boepple, Salina, Calif.; three sons, George (Louisa), Ferron, Utah, Wesley (Sharon), Mandan, and Charles, Judson; eight grandchildren, Jerry, Jeff, Belinda, Josie, Lance, Clinton, Derrick and Trina; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Esther Klee, Halliday. George was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna; his grandson, Michael; four brothers; and a sister. Go to www.buehlerlarson.com to sign the online guest book. (Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan) Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn, and continue Saturday one hour prior to time of service at the church. Margaret was born June 15, 1921, in Bremen, to Jacob and Mary (Look) Bettger. She lost her mother when she was 8 years old and was placed in several foster homes. She was often mistreated and eventually returned to live with her family. Margaret married Melvin A. Johnson on April 8, 1942, in Washburn. They lived near Falkirk, Sitka and Coleharbor, while Melvin worked on the construction of the Garrison Dam and area missile sites. In 1965, they returned to the Falkirk area to farm. Melvin passed away in 2000 and Margaret moved to an apartment in Washburn, where she enjoyed being closer to friends and family. Margaret enjoyed listening to music and singing. She is remembered for having a beautiful voice and would often sing to her children. In her later years, she suffered from hearing loss and people would often have to write to communicate with her. Margaret entertained herself by reading books and especially enjoyed reading about angels and small children. She also enjoyed crocheting and watching television (with captioning). She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Washburn. In recent years, Margaret looked forward to the brief visits of the Mealson-Wheels volunteers and the Washburn Clinic home health care providers. Her brief stay at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center was surrounded by wonderful people who took excellent care of her and hospice workers who helped manage her discomfort. She is survived by her children, Janice (Charles) Berget, Libby, Mont., Elaine (Clayton) Carr, Washburn, Michael (Margaret) Johnson, Helena, Mont., and Margo Johnson (Jefferson Collier), Bismarck; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Evenor Bettger, Mandan; and many nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Denice; two daughters, Rebecca Stevahn and one infant daughter; one grandson, Alvin Johnson; and three sisters. Provide condolences and sign the guest book at www.goetzfuneralhomes.com. Leona Pergande CARRINGTON -- Leona Pergande, 99, Carrington, died Jan. 12, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. New Rockford. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington. Further arrangements are pending with Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby, and also one hour before the service at the church. Dennis was born Oct. 31, 1947, in Noonan, to Helen (Myhr) and Henry Bratlien and was raised in Columbus. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1965 and went on to Minot State College. He was most recently employed as a member services representative for Sheridan Electric Cooperative in Me d i c i n e L a k e , Mo n t . Through the years, he held positions at other companies, including Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative and Brown & Root, where he worked in various locations around the country. Dennis was a loving, caring man with a generous heart. His smile lit up a room and he always had a story or a joke to share that brightened everyone's day. His caring was evident through the many activities that he enjoyed deeply, such as playing Santa Claus for the children of the community, working with area high school students on leadership and scholarship programs and his work to coordinate relief efforts to disaster areas across the country. One of his favorite events was the annual Norsk Hostfest, where he enjoyed catching up with old friends and making new ones. Dennis was the epitome of a "people person," enjoying his time with family and friends or just visiting over a cup of coffee at the local cafe. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and competitive trap shooting, where he excelled, winning numerous titles. He also enjoyed serving as the family historian, connecting with relatives from various locations including Canada and Norway. Dennis is survived by the love of his life, Karen Slotsve; his brothers, Daniel, Caldwell, Idaho, and Steven and his wife, Susan, Tioga; and his sister, Glenda and her husband, Patrick, Monument, Colo. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces, Kemp Bratlien, Katie and her husband, Steve Kirby, Abby Bratlien, JD Campbell, Claire and Erik Hawkinson, Aaron and Philip Slotsve and Tovah and Siri Rothe; along with five great-nieces and greatnephews. Dennis was preceded in death by his mother and father, Helen and Henry Bratlien. Memorials in his name in lieu of flowers may be directed to the American Heart Association or the Minot Gun Club. Charles Metcalf WATFORD CITY -- Charles Metcalf, 64, Watford City, died Jan. 10, 2011, at McKenzie County Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Epiphany Catholic Church, Watford City. Interment will be in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. He is survived by his wife, Joan, Mandan; three daughters, Laura Humrich, Kenmore, Wash., Elizabeth Amador, Renton, Wash., and Barbara Metcalf, Bismarck; his sister, Allie Buck, Morro Bay, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren. (Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City) Blanche Bang DICKINSON -- Blanche E. Bang, 89, Dickinson, died Jan. 12, 2011, at the Hill Top Home of Comfort, Killdeer. Services will be held at 3 p.m. MST Saturday, Jan. 15, at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. Further arrangements are pending. Ethel Hummel GARRISON -- Ethel Hummel, 85, Garrison, died Jan. 12, 2011, at a Minot hospital. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garrison. Further (More deaths, funerals arrangements are pending today and state deaths on 5A.) with Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011 8A WWW. BISMARCKTRIBUNE . COM "Seeking to find and publish the truth, that the people of a great state might have a light by which to guide their destiny." -- Stella Mann, Tribune publisher, 1939 E STABLISHED TRIBUNE EDITORIAL IN 1873 EDITORIAL BOARD Brian Kroshus . . . . . . . Publisher Ken Rogers . . . . . Opinion editor Libby Simes . . . . . . . . Controller John Irby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editor Steve Wallick . . . . . . . City editor Walk the talk on housing expenses Legislators should be feeling more than a little uncomfortable when a committee today hears a bill that would raise their lodging expenses 18 percent. It's one thing for lawmakers to vote to give the next Legislature a bump -- there's a degree of separation -- but something smells sour when lawmakers attempt to put additional tax dollars in their own pockets. Presently, a legislator can get up to $1,040 as a housing allowance. It amounts to about $34 a day. House Majority Leader Rep. Al Carlson, R-Fargo, wants to increase that to $1,228, or about $40 a day. That's the level the U.S. General Services Administration set for federal employees on the road. Every representative and senator knew about the rates of reimbursement for housing when they ran for office, whether it was in November or two years ago. They didn't get elected on a contingency of higher pay or expenses. Once in Bismarck, however, they have the authority to increase those rates of reimbursement. For voters, and taxpayers, this is worse than troublesome. It smacks of arrogance. In North Dakota, candidates for the Legislature mostly run as fiscal conservatives. The state's voters Lawmakers' actions should match fiscal conservative talk ONLINE DISCUSSION Wit, comments and rants from our online readers. "If you don't like smokey bars, don't go there. If you don't like working at smokey bars, don't apply there." -- Libertarian on "Bismarck smoking vote set for April 19," posted Jan. 12 think they are electing fiscal conservatives. Then, the first thing they do is look at raising their housing expenses 18 percent. That smacks of saying one thing and doing another, the sort of rap politicians in Washington get. This Legislature, through no fault of its own, will spend more than any elected body in the state history. It will do so because there's great need -- and because the funds are there to meet that need. Taxpayers must be able to have confidence that lawmakers are crit- ically reviewing each bill and applying fiscal restraint. That's not the message being sent by bumping up housing allowances 18 percent. Oddly, according to remarks from local hotel owners and managers, this increase will not cover costs. The state's oil boom is blamed. One proprietor suggested $1,500 to $1,800 would be more appropriate. That might make sense to North Dakotans working in the oil patch. But most of the state's residents do not work tapping the Bakken. And to a majority of North Dakotans, these levels of housing expenses are inappropriate. Lawmakers have talked the talk. Let's see how they walk. "Great. The final nail in the coffin of the great West Dakota outdoors and eventually most of the farmsteads. The last quiet place is permanently ruined." -- Reason on "Significant shallow natural gas deposits found in 52 ND counties," posted Jan. 11 VOICES OF THE PEOPLE Questions about campaign money By WAYNE F. FISHER Dickinson Will a campaign contribution of $9,800 to Kevin Cramer, a public service commissioner, affect any future decision-making process? On Oct 26, The Dickinson Press reported a campaign contribution of $9,800 to Kevin Cramer from Corbin Robertson. Robertson is a managing partner of Quintana Capital Group, which is the owner of Great Northern Power Development. South Heart Coal LLC, which is a subsidiary of GNPD, has applied for a coal mining permit near South Heart. The LLC seeks approval of the permit from the state Public Service Commission. Will Kevin Cramer base his decision on this $9,800 or will he consider all the potential problems, risks, discrepancies and impacts of this future coal mine? The problems include uranium, erionite, mercury, dust, water and other hazards; but a recent letter in the Dickinson Press dated Dec. 3, from the PSC, gives "Historically, it has been difficult for us to understand and accept that mental illness, like physical illness, is a disease or an injury, is treatable and usually can be cured or managed. As such, it should be a compensable injury for workers compensation benefits as is a physical disease or injury that meets the other requirements for benefits. This legislation is a longoverdue step in the right direction." -- Sojourner on "ND violent crime victims could claim work comp for mental stress," posted Jan. 11 "Recording the interrogations would all but eliminate the `He said, no I didn't, I said' problem. I'd be suspicious of any law enforcement type who was against this. It protects them, also. Or maybe they need to clean up their act a bit." -- fgores on "Bill requires recording of interrogations," posted Jan. 11 the impression that the PSC will approve this mining permit application. It just needs a little more lipstick on the application. Will money be the primary motivator to endorse this application? A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling declares that money is free speech, giving the PSC the green flag to consider campaign contributions with any future PSC decision. Whatever became of the U.S. Consti- tution preamble stating, "We the People of the United States ..." Has it been transformed to "We with the Money in the United States ..."? Will Kevin Cramer's soul and conscience know the truth? Omdahl wrong on med school (Jan. 9) bemoaning the "failure" of the University of North Dakota medical school is misleading and needs clarification. By once again citing half-truths and telling only part of the story, he proposes a legislative solution to a non-problem. He states that we need more residencies in North Dakota to keep physicians By DR. STEVEN JOHNSON here. Bismarck His sweeping statement that students who Lloyd Omdahl's column attend residencies in other states seldom return is patently false. The majority of physicians in the state graduated from the UND medical school. Many of them trained elsewhere and did return. Residencies cannot be created by legislative whim in a state where there is an insufficient number of patients to provide an adequate training experience. Sub-speciality training is only possible in large university settings. Fortunately, we have many excellent physicians who have obtained this training and returned to the state to provide these much needed services. The fact that seven of 55 students entered in-state residencies last year does not accurately reflect how many of these physicians will actually return to practice in North Dakota. The University of North Dakota School of Medicine produces graduates who are in demand across the entire spectrum of specialities. It has fulfilled its mission admirably and it deserves our full support. Electoral weakness and bad sociology WASHINGTON -- It would be merciful if, when tragedies such as Tucson's occur, there were a moratorium on sociology. But respites from half-baked explanations, often serving political opportunism, are impossible because of a timeless human craving and a characteristic of many modern minds. The craving is for banishing randomness and the inexplicable from human experience. Time was, the gods were useful. What is thunder? The gods are angry. Polytheism was explanatory. People postulated causations. And still do. Hence: The Tucson shooter was (pick your verb) provoked, triggered, unhinged by today's (pick your noun) rhetoric, vitriol, extremism, "climate of hate." Demystification of the world opened the way for real science, including the social sciences. And for a modern characteristic. And for charlatans. A characteristic of many contemporary minds is LETTERS & CONTACT INFO The Tribune welcomes letters to the editor. Writers must include their address and both day and night telephone numbers. This information will be used only for verification and will not be printed. We cannot verify letters via tollfree numbers. Letters of 300 words or fewer are preferred. All letters are subject to editing. No more than two letters per month, please. Letters of thanks are discouraged. GEORGE WILL E-mail may be sent to letters@ bismarck tribune.com. Mail letters to the Bismarck Tribune, Letters to the Editor, P.O. Box 5516, Bismarck, N.D. 58506. Ken Rogers, opinion editor, can be reached by phone at 250-8250 or by e-mail at ken.rogers@ bismarck tribune.com. There's a timeless human craving to banish the inexplicable susceptibility to the superstition that all behavior can be traced to some diagnosable frame of mind that is a product of promptings from the social environment. From that flows a political doctrine: Given clever social engineering, society, and people, can be perfected. This supposedly is the path to progress. It actually is the crux of progressivism. And it is why there is a reflex to blame conservatives first. Instead, imagine a continuum from the rampages at Columbine and Virginia Tech -- the results of individuals' insanities -- to the assassinations of Lincoln and the Kennedy brothers, which were clearly connected to the politics of John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan, respectively. The two other presi- dential assassinations also had political colorations. On July 2, 1881, after four months in office, President James Garfield, who had survived the Civil War battles of Shiloh and Chickamauga, needed a vacation. He was vexed by warring Republican factions -- the Stalwarts, who waved the bloody shirt of Civil War memories, and the Half-Breeds, who stressed the emerging issues of industrialization. Walking to Washington's train station, Garfield by chance encountered a disappointed job-seeker. Charles Guiteau drew a pistol, fired two shots and shouted "I am a Stalwart and Arthur will be president!" On Sept. 19, Garfield died, making Vice President Chester Arthur president. Guiteau was executed, not explained. On Sept. 6, 1901, President William McKinley, who had survived the battle of Antietam, was shaking hands at a Buffalo exposition when Leon Czolgosz approached, a handkerchief wrapped around his right hand, concealing a gun. Czolgosz, an anarchist, fired two shots. Czolgosz ("I killed the president because he was the enemy of the good people -- the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime.") was executed, not explained. Now we have explainers. They came into vogue with the murder of President Kennedy. They explained why the "real" culprit was not a self-described Marxist who had moved to Moscow, then returned to support Castro. No, the culprit was a "climate of hate" in conservative Dallas, the "paranoid style" of American (conservative) politics, or some other national sickness resulting from insufficient liberalism. Last year, New York Times columnist Charles Blow explained that "the optics must be irritating" to conservatives: Barack Obama is black, Nancy Pelosi is female, Rep. Barney Frank is gay, Rep. Anthony Weiner (an unimportant Democrat, listed to serve Blow's purposes) is Jewish. "It's enough," Blow said, "to make a good old boy go crazy." The Times, which after the Tucson shooting said "many on the right" are guilty of "demonizing" people and of exploiting "arguments of division," apparently was comfortable with Blow's insinuation that conservatives are misogynistic, homophobic, racist antiSemites. On Sunday, the Times explained Tucson: "It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman's act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members. But ..." The "directly" is priceless. Three days before Tucson, Howard Dean explained that the tea party movement is "the last gasp of the generation that has trouble with diversity." Rising to the challenge of lowering his reputation and the tone of public discourse, Dean smeared tea partiers as racists: They oppose Obama's agenda, Obama is African-American, ergo ... Let us hope that Dean is the last gasp of the generation of liberals whose default position in any argument is to indict opponents as racists. This McCarthyism of the left -- devoid of intellectual content, unsupported by data -- is a mental tic, not an idea but a tactic for avoiding engagement with ideas. It expresses limitless contempt for the American people, who have reciprocated by reducing liberalism to its current characteristics of electoral weakness and bad sociology. (George Will writes for the Washington Post. His syndicated column appears Sundays and Thursdays.) Bismarcktribune.com Bismarck Tribune Thursday, January 13, 2011 Page 9A Ariz. suspect fell through mental health cracks By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jared Loughner had never been in major trouble with the law or overtly violent, but his behavior at his community college was so disturbing that c a m p u s police gave him and his parents an ultimatum: Get a mental health evaluation or don't come back. Loughner Loughner went away but his deteriorating mental condition didn't. Just more than three months later, he is charged in a horrific mass shooting that killed six people and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords gravely wounded with an uncertain recovery. For those living with mentally ill family members or friends, the tragedy plays on their deepest fears and raises a more heart-wrenching and personal question: When and how should loved ones intercede to force someone to get help? Parents who suspect their child might have a major mental illness face an array of emotional and bureaucratic hurdles, from their own fears to strict laws that limit involuntar y commitment to severe cuts in services. For many, the battle for intervention and treatment is a neverending nightmare. "I would bet that every parent who has a son or daughter with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder or any major brain disorder all feel the same thing now: There but for the grace of God go I," said the mother of a 35-yearold son with schizophrenia, who has been off his medication for nine years. The woman requested anonymity because she believes her son -- an avid reader of Internet news -- would sever contact with her forever for speaking to the media. "My heart goes out to the family," the mother said. "They didn't cause this, you can't cause a brain disorder in your family." Police are also hamstrung by legitimate concerns about civil rights and due process that are rooted in historic abuses of the ment a l l y i l l , s a i d Ti m o t h y Schmaltz, chief executive of the Phoenix-based group Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition. In Loughner's case, it appears that despite the concerns of campus police, professors and other classmates, the 22-year-old was never diagnosed with what experts say seems to be a clear-cut case of schizophrenia. That he fell through the ever-widening cracks of the mental health system is an all-too-common scenario for families who might want help with a major mental illness. They are confronted with an overwhelming struggle -- a fight that often begins with the person they're trying to help. One of the key symptoms of schizophrenia, for example, is a lack of awareness and denial that anything is wrong, said Mark A. Kalish, a practicing psychiatrist who also teaches at the University of California, San Diego. This means that even as a person's behavior spins increasingly out of control, they refuse treatment. In many states, adult patients cannot be involuntarily committed unless they are found by a court to be a danger to themselves or others. The mother with the schizophrenic child said her son experienced his first symptoms at college at age 20. He endured two hospitalizations -- one voluntary and one involuntary -- but then stopped taking his medicines, skipped his medical appointments and eventually moved away from his home state. His parents are powerless to intervene. They send him money each month, but long ago gave up pressuring him to take his medication in order to have any contact at all, his mother said. "Your hands are tied. If it happened when they were 16, you could take them to a hospital and admit them and they have nothing to say about it," she said. "But once they're legally an adult it's just a horrible thing to go through for the family. "He doesn't believe he has a mental illness at all. He's psychotic," she said. "The longer you try to get someone help, the more they shut you out and don't share what's going on." It's unclear what the Loughners did, if anything, to get their son help after the meeting with campus police and it's also unclear if the college reported his bizarre behavior to local authorities. College officials did not return calls. In the wake of the Virginia Tech killings on April 16, 2007, the federal government set up teams from the Department of Education and the FBI to determine how to identify individuals whose behavior causes concern or is disruptive and assess whether the person has the intent or ability to carry out an attack. The Virginia Tech shooter, SeungHui Cho, had been involuntarily committed to outpatient therapy by a judge before killing 32 people and himself. Arizona has one of the most flexible statutes for involuntary commitment and allows anyone with knowledge of the person's behavior -- a teacher, a parent, a police officer, a friend -- to petition for a courtordered mental health evaluation, the first step toward involuntary treatment, said Kristina Ragosta, legislative and policy counsel at the Treatment Advocacy Center in Arlington, Va. Arizona law also doesn't require the person to be homicidal or suicidal, but simply to be found "persistently and acutely disabled" by mental illness. "A lot of times people don't know what the laws are and when we get phone calls from families looking to get help for a loved one, the first thing we always say is, `Know what the laws are in your state, know what are the standards for commitment,'" Ragosta said. Obama calls for healing around the country. "Those who died here, those who saved lives here -- they help me believe," the president said. "We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us." In crafting his comments, Obama clearly sought a turning point in the raw debate that has defined national politics. After offering personal accounts of every person who died, he challenged anyone listening to think of how to honor their memories, and he was not shy about offering direction. He admonished against any instinct to point blame or to drift into political pettiness or to latch onto simple explanations that may have no merit. "At a time when our disc ours e has bec ome so sharply polarized -- at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do -- it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds," the president said. The shooting happened as Giffords, a three-term Democrat who represents southern Arizona, was holding a community outreach event in a Tucson shopping center parking lot Saturday. A gunman shot her in the head and worked his way down the line of people waiting to talk with her, law enforcement officials said. The attack ended when bystanders tackled the man, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, who is in custody. Obama's speech, by turns somber and hopeful, at times took on the tone of an exuberant pep rally as he heralded the men who wrestled the gunman to the ground, the woman who g r a b b e d t h e s h o o t e r's ammunition, the doctors and nurses who treated the injured, the intern who rushed to Giffords' aid. The crowd erupted in multiple standing ovations as each was singled out for praise. Memories of the six people killed dominated much of Obama's speech. The president, for example, recalled how federal Judge John Roll was on his way from attending Mass when he stopped to say hello to Giffords and was gunned down; Dorothy Morris, shielded by her husband, but killed nonetheless; and Phyllis Schneck, a Republican who took a shine to Giffords, a Democrat, and wanted to know her better. He spoke at length of 9-yearold Christina Taylor Green, the only girl on her Little League team, who often said she wanted to be the first woman to play in the major leagues. She had just been elected to the student council at her elementary school and had an emerging interest in public service. "I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it," Obama said. The little girl was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and had been featured in a book about 50 babies born that day. The inscriptions near her photo spoke of wishes for a happy child's life, including splashing in puddles. Said Obama: "If there are rain puddles in heaven, Christina is jumping in them today." Obama hit an emotional high point when he told of Giffords opening her eyes for the first time not long after his visit to her bedside. "Gabby opened her eyes, so I can tell you: She knows we are here, she knows we love her, and she knows that we are rooting for her through what is undoubtedly going to be a difficult journey," Obama said. The announcement drew wild cheers from the crowd. Continued from 1A As finger-pointing emerged in Washington and beyond over whether harsh political rhetoric played a role in creating motivation for the attack, Obama sought to calm the rhetoric. "Bad things happen," he said, "and we must guard against simple explanations in the aftermath." He spoke of decency and goodness, declaring: "The forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us." Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 13,000 in the arena and thousands more listened on from an overflow area in the football stadium. About a mile away, at University Medical Center, Giffords lay fighting for her life. Other victims also remained there hospitalized. Haiti mourns joined other mourners at a soccer stadium that served as an open-air morgue after the quake and later housed a tent camp. T h o u s a n d s g a t h e re d around the city to be with loved ones and pray. They flocked to the ruins of the once-towering national cathedral, to the soccer stadium, to parks, hillsides and the neighborhood centers. Businesses were closed. Instead of traffic, streets were filled with people dressed in white, the color of prayer and mourning. They waved their hands, cheered and called out to God as they wound down roads beset by ruins. Astride the unrepaired buildings are camps where an estimated 1 million people still live, unable to afford new homes. "God blessed me by taking only one of my cousins that day. Our house collapsed but we have health and life," said Terez Benitot, a 56-year-old woman whose husband, a mason, can not find work amid a reconstruction all are waiting to begin. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake ripped the ground open at 4:53 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010. The government raised its death toll estimate Wednesday to more than 316,000, but it did not explain how it arrived at that number. The earthquake exploded in a previously undiscovered fault, just 8.1 miles below the surface and 15 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the capital and home to a third of the country's population. Residents first heard a distant rumbling that reminded many of a passing truck. Then it blasted through everything like an atomic detonation, shattering walls, leveling hillside after hillside of fragile concrete homes and bringing many of Haiti's largest and most important buildings to the ground. When it was over, a cloud of dust hung over the city, making it impossible to breathe. Those inside the destroyed cities and the even harder-hit towns to the west were trapped -- if not literally under the rubble then in a bleeding, screaming island region cut off from the world as the sun quickly dipped below the horizon. The United Nations lost 102 staffers in the disaster -- the largest single loss of life in its history. At U.N. headquarters in New York on Wednesday, U.N. staff observed solemn silence for 47 seconds -- the duration of the quake. "Every day I see the faces of our fallen colleagues. I hear their voices," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. At the same time, the Haitian government had scheduled a nationwide minute of silence, but with few people to organize it went ignored in many areas. A year after the quake, workers are still finding bodies in the rubble. About a million people remain homeless. Neighborhood-sized camps look like permanent shantytowns on the fields and plazas of the capital. A cholera epidemic that erupted outside the quake zone has killed more than 3,600 people, and an electoral crisis between President Rene Preval's ruling party and its rivals threatens to break an increasingly fragile political stability. Less than 5 percent of the debris has been cleared. What's left would be enough to fill dump trucks parked bumper to bumper halfway around the world. It took until Wednesday for Haiti's government to lay the corne r s t o n e f o r a n e w National Tax Office. The earthquake shattered the old building, where many workers were killed in one of the Continued from 1A blows to the public sector that helped paralyze the government following the earthquake. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton attended the cornerstone-laying ceremony with Preval. Later, Clinton joined Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive to update reporters on a reconstruction process they jointly oversee through the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission -- a process many Haitians and observers think has failed. More than $5.6 billion was pledged at a March 31 donors conference for a period of 18 months, but some $3.2 billion in public funding is still owed, according to Clinton's U.N. Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti. Kalk eyeing Senate seat "Our nation faces unprecedented challenges as we move into the second decade of the new century," it says. "We are all concerned about the direction America is going. I believe we have to change that direction and get our beloved country back on track." FEC rules allow Kalk to use the exploratory committee to raise up to $5,000 without declaring himself a candidate. In an interview, Kalk said he had not decided whether to run and that he would make up his mind "sooner rather than later." His e-mail said he would mull the question "over the next few months." Conrad, 62, has said he is undecided about whether to run for re-election in 2012. Co n ra d f a c e s a n e w atmosphere in Washington. For his entire Senate career, North Dakota's three-member congressional delegation had been solidly Democratic -- until January, when newly elected Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg took office. North Dakota's other Democratic senator, Byron Dorgan, did not seek re-election last year, and Berg handily defeated incumbent Democrat Earl Pomeroy. Conrad, Dorgan and Pomeroy served together for 18 years, said they were best friends and advertised themselves as "Team North Dakota" in their home state. Kalk was elected to the PSC in 2008, succeeding incumbent Republican Susan Wefald, who retired. He defeated Bismarck state Sen. Bob Stenehjem, the Republican majority leader and brother of Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, for the GOP endorsement for the job. A native of Bottineau, Kalk served for 20 years in the Marine Corps before retiring as a major in 2006. He holds a doctorate in natural resource management from North Dakota State University and taught at NDSU before being elected to the three-member regulatory board. His term on the commission runs through 2014. The Public Service Commission regulates public utilities, telecommunications, grain elevators, coal mining, land reclamation and auctioneers. North Dakota's energy boom has raised the profile of the PSC because of its responsibilities for siting pipelines and wind farms and deciding requests for electric and natural gas rate increases. The PSC also is reviewing a request to establish a new 4,600-acre coal mine near South Heart in southwestern North Dakota. As a utility regulator, Kalk has been critical of federal proposals to regulate carbondioxide emissions through a Continued from 1A "cap-and-trade" mechanism that would allow the buying and selling of pollution rights. He believes the strategy would drive up the cost of North Dakota-produced electricity without delivering any significant environmental benefit. Electric power production is a major North Dakota industry. The state has six lignite-fueled power plants in western North Dakota's coalproducing region and wind turbines across the state that are capable of producing more than 1,200 megawatts of power. Influenza claims life ized with confirmed cases of influenza so far this month, but there have been more people tested for influenza who have tested negative. A physician at the Center for Family Medicine in Mandan reported there have been more people with coughs, colds and stomach flu than suspected influenza, Skaret said. "The numbers are not out of the ordinary for the month of January during influenza season," she said. Kim Long, a spokeswoman for Medcenter One, said some clinics are beginning to see an uptick in the number of people with influenza symptoms, but there hasn't been an unusual amount of cases. "They've started to recognize some here and there," she said. Molly Sander, immunization program manager for the Department of Health, said the child's death is a reminder for people to get vaccinated for influenza. "All children 6 months of age and older are recommended to be vaccinated against influenza," she said. "Children younger than 6 months of age are too young to be vaccinated, so it is important for their close contacts and caregivers to be vaccinated to reduce the chance of passing the flu to an unprotected child." Sander said the child who died was not able to be vaccinated. She could not release why the child couldn't be vaccinated, though she said common reasons are being too young for the vaccine, having an egg allergy or having a medical conditions which could be worsened by an immunization. Sander said caregivers of children who can't be immunized should get immunized themselves, be sure to wash Continued from 1A their hands, cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing, stay home when sick and get children to the doctor if they display influenza symptoms. "It's not too late to be vaccinated," she said. (Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) Page 10A Thursday, January 13, 2011 Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com FREE Electric Stove * *with a new purchase of a Sealy Posturepedic Set Previous purchase excluded. Limited time offer. 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The city recently received a $25,000 grant from the North Dakota Forest Service to build a riparian forest along the banks near the Riverwood Golf Course. Western cities want help Officials tell legislators they need money to deal with oil impact By REBECCA BEITSCH Bismarck Tribune With Gov. Jack Dalrymple's proposed budget working its way through the Legislature bill by bill, a long line of city officials from western North Dakota came out Wednesday to support the governor's $90 million boost to the oil and gas impact grant. While the bill captured the favor of those dealing with the d a i l y impacts of the oil boom as well as those in the oil industry, some legislators still have questions as they try to balance the needs of the West. House Bill 1013 would raise the oil and impact grant fund from about $10 million to $100 million. An advisory committee with members from impacted cities as well as various state departments would review the grant applications. The final decisions would be made by he Board of University and School Lands, which includes the governor and attorney general as well as other statewide elected officials. "This $100 million would supplement (road) money by filling in gaps that were not addressed by the state, county and township road funds," said Ryan Bernstein, legal counsel to the governor. A slew of city officials from small towns in the western part of the state came Wednesday to tell legi s l a t o r s i n t h e Ho u s e Appropriations Committee of the problems they're facing and how the money would help. Williston Mayor Ward Koeser said his city is facing immediate needs totaling about $111 million, with a wastewater treatment plant at the top of the list. Williston and other cities with more than Continued on 6B MORNING CHILL LEANN ECKROTH City forester Jackson Bird previously said the grant will allow the city to plant silver maple, box elder, hackberry and ironwood trees in the one-quartermile section of land. Crews also would remove such invasive species as Russian olives. Bird believes the new trees will stabilize the stream bank, filter out pollutants from the water during overland flooding and provide shade. He said not all species being considered are native, but they tend to thrive along river banks. New chairman Bruce Strinden was named the new Morton County Commission chairman this week as the county commission reorganized. Andy Zachmeier was named vice chairman. Commissioners rotate the positions annually during the first meeting of the year. Jail contract Bismarck city commissioners renewed a contract with the McLean County Jail to house its overflow of prisoners when the Burleigh County Detention Center is full. The daily base rate increased from $55 to $65. The nursing service fee has increased from $20 to $23. TOM STROMME/Tribune Human relations Katherine Bommarito was appointed to serve on the Bismarck Human Relations Committee. Its mission is to protect and promote the personal dignity of all Bismarck citizens and eliminate any discriminatory barriers that prevent them from reaching their full human potential. CHIMNEY PUFFS AT SUNRISE: Bismarck residents woke to a cold 28 below zero temperature on Wednesday morning as a blanket of cold air and fog covered much of North Dakota. Above, a chimney puffs away as the sun rises over the city at the start of a cold wintry day where the temperature only reached single digits above zero. Today's temperature will be slightly warmer, with a high in the teens. Friday's high temperature is expected to be in the 20s, but a cold trend is expected for the holiday weekend, with daytime highs in the subzero range. City to deed land to state 28 acres of landfill property would be used for training K9 owner The Bismarck City Commission this week transferred ownership of Bear, a 9-year-old German Shephard, to his handler Nolan Canright. Bear, a trained narcotics dog, is retiring due to a back injury. fire crews, other workers By LEANN ECKROTH Bismarck Tribune The Bismarck City Commission this week agreed to deed 28 acres of landfill property to the state for an emergency training facility for fire crews and law enforcement. City Attorney Charlie Whitman will help draft a joint powers agreement with the North Dakota Attorney General's Office for future commission approval. Col. Jim Prochniak, superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, will outline a request on Jan. 20 for $4 million from the Legislature to build an emergency vehicle operation course and an indoor shooting range/classroom there. He'll explain the request to the the state House Government Operations Committee. Prochniak told commissioners that securing the city land will give the funding request to lawmakers more leverage in making the case. The request would fund Phase I of a multiagency master plan that begins with building the 800-foot-by-300-foot driving pad and indoor target range/classroom area. Future plans may involve moving the Law Enforcement Training Academy from the Bis- Special assessment Those interested in serving on Mandan's Special Assessment Commission are asked to send a letter with their background and why they want to serve by Jan. 25. Letters should be sent to Dave Bechtel in the Engineering Department at 205 Second Ave. N.W., Mandan, N.D. 58554, or by e-mail to email@example.com. The Special Assessment Commission determines benefits from construction projects and assesses the costs to properties within a district. Its three members meet six times a year. They review district maps, assessment amounts, tour completed assessable projects, and preside over the public hearings. For more information, call Bechtel at 667-1157 marck State College campus to the landfill site and creating mock fire structures to practice maneuvers. Gov. Jack Dalrymple proposed the $4 million in his executive budget for the patrol in the next biennium, but state lawmakers will decide whether to spend it on the project. The city of Bismarck received an $890,000 federal grant to develop the facility. That allowed the city to complete early site work and build an outdoor shooting range. No more federal money was given to the city for the project, but several partners have since drafted a master plan for the training site -- state, local fire officials, BSC, United Tribes Technical College, state law enforcement agencies and the National Guard. The officer vehicle training course will lower the risk for officers operating patrol vehicles and if they are shot at when driving, Prochniak said. It is part of post-certification training required for peace officers, he said. The plan calls for training facilities on the southeast corner of the property at the intersection of 17th Avenue and 66th Street Northeast. With threats climbing both locally and abroad, training needs more multi-agency cooperation, Prochniak said. The master plan for the site "opens the door to a regionally based training complex, capable of supporting statewide training needs for all of our public safety officials," he said. Phase II would boost fire training programs offered through BSC and Continued on 6B Changes sought for child insurance By DALE WETZEL Associated Press Supporters of broadening access to North Dakota's subsidized health insurance for children said Wednesday that its coverage standards are among the nation's most difficult and could afford to be loosened. "I come from an oil county, and there's lots of money out there. I think we can afford to spend, and share, just a little bit of that wealth insuring a few more children," said Bryan Quigley, social services director in Mountrail County, one of the state's leading oil producers. Budget analysts say oil production is a major contributor to North Dakota's budget surplus, a rarity among state governments that is expected to reach $1 billion by June. A group of the Legislature's minority Democrats has introduced legislation to raise the income threshold to qualify for the Children's Health Insurance Program from $35,280 for a family of four to $55,125. The change would increase the income limit from 160 percent to 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The U.S. Continued on 6B Study: Job growth about topped out By LAUREN DONOVAN Bismarck Tribune North Dakota's booming oil and gas industry won't add much more to the workforce, but it will need thousands of men and women every year to replace workers who leave the field. A recent survey for the Commerce Department's Workforce Development division found the industry is nearly topped off in terms of adding job growth and that new jobs will mostly come from filling vacancies. The survey, which was conducted by Electronic Media of Dickinson, said the industry will need about 1,500 additional workers between now and 2015. There are 19,000 in the oil patch now. The survey also found the industry will need about 4,300 replacement workers every year and more than half those will be pump and service unit operators and machinery maintenance workers. Those jobs require a high Continued on 6B Renaissance zone David Leingang and Robert Vayda have been recommended to serve on the Mandan Renaissance Zone Committee. The Mandan City Commission will make the final decision. (Reach reporter LeAnn Eckroth at 250-8264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) Page 2B Thursday, January 13, 2011 Dakota Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com Corps extends comment period The Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period on its proposal to temporarily make 100,000 acre-feet of Lake Sakakawea water available per year for industrial use and charge a storage fee of $20.91 per acrefoot. The comment period for the Draft Lake Sakakawea Surplus Water Report and Environmental Assessment has been extended through Feb. 1, an additional 15 days. T h e p r o p o s a l s a re a v a i l a b l e f o r v i e w i n g a t www.nwo.usace.army.mil/html/pd-p/review_plans.html and in hard copy at libraries in Bismarck, Dickinson, Garrison, Riverdale, Williston, New Town, Beulah and Hazen. People may submit comments via forms available at libraries where the report is located. Written comments should be mailed to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-OD-T; ATTN: Lake Sakakawea Surplus Water Report and EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, Neb. 68102-4901. Comments also can be e-mailed to email@example.com. All comments must be postmarked or received no later than Feb. 1. -- Brian Gehring MY FELLOW LEGISLATORS ... Plant to process canola HALLOCK, Minn. (AP) -- Ground has been broken for a $168 million canola plant in northwestern Minnesota that's expected to generate up to 250 construction jobs through 2012. Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken joined Northstar Agri Industries executives in Kittson County Tuesday to mark the construction start. The facility is expected to create about 50 permanent jobs with an estimated annual payroll of $3.5 million. Northstar Agri Industries President Neil Juhnke says farmers in northwestern Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota have exported up to 350,000 tons of canola each year for processing in Canada. Juhnke says now, the canola can be kept "on this side of the border." Minot base could lose missiles GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) -- The new commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command says bases in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota could each lose 10 intercontinental ballistic missiles as a result of the new arms control treaty with Russia. Lt. Gen. James Kowalski held a brief news conference in Great Falls on Tuesday after meeting with airmen at Malmstrom Air Force Base. He is touring the five bases that handle ICBMs and nuclear-ready bombers. The Department of Defense has proposed eliminating 30 land-based ICBMs and more bomber- and submarinebased weapons to meet requirements of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia. He says "the leading option right now" is to remove 10 each from Malmstrom, F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming and Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Each of those bases has 150 silo-based missiles. TOM STROMME/Tribune URGING GRANT FUNDS: Rep. Glen Froseth speaks Wednesday at the state Capitol in favor of HB1070, a bill relating to county infrastructure fund grants to school districts to offset the impact of oil and gas development. Rep. Froseth was the bill carrier. The bill failed 72-22. Basin power line finished in northwestern N.D. Basin Electric Power Cooperative says its new power transmission line in northwestern North Dakota has been energized. The Basin says the power 61-mile line connects elec- line cost $26.5 million to tric substations at Williston build. and Tioga. --Associated Press NUBS OF THE NEWS BIRTHS Medcenter One Son, Shayla and Trevor S i n c l a i r, Wa s h b u r n , 9:38 p.m., Jan. 8. Daughter, Katie Andersen and Ryan Taraba, Dickinson, 10:06 a.m., Jan. 9. Daughter, Sarah and Travis Berreth, Mandan, 4:45 p.m., Jan. 9. Son, Sarah Weinmann and Kelly LaMonda, Harvey, 12:24 a.m., Dec. 10. Son, Christine and Jason Dirk, Bismarck, 3:16 p.m., Jan. 10. Son, Alexandra Ve l a s q u e z a n d J a c o b Archambault, Bismarck, 5:21 p.m., Jan. 11. changes his or her informa- 114 Bluejay Ave., 10 days, six tion. days suspended. Interference with teleCRIME STOPPERS phone during emergency Call Bismarck Area Crime call: Francis J. Long Chase, Stoppers at 224-TIPS (224- 24, 1202 E. Rosser Ave., one 8477) to report information year, 327 days suspended about any crime in Bis- for two years, 20 hours commarck, Mandan, Burleigh munity service, also simple County or Morton County. assault-domestic violence: Information can be given one year, 327 days suspendanonymously and you may ed for two years, jail time be eligible for cash rewards served concurrently. if the information leads to Reckless driving: Paul J. an arrest. Schaffner, 40, 945 Alberta Drive, $300, five days suspended for one year. COURT POLICY Driving under the influNubs of the news information comes from district ence: Justin J. Nagel, 23, and municipal courts in 4111 Lockport St. No. 217, Burleigh and Morton coun- $250, 10 days suspended for ties. In nubs of the news, the one year. Dylan R. Weiss, 23, Tribune publishes all felony 1600 N. 23rd St. No. 13, $250, sentences; and misde- 10 days suspended for two meanor sentences with years. fines of $500 or more and/or Driving under the influa jail term, including sus- ence (second in five years): pended sentences. Amy M. Schwartzbauer, 26, 113 E. Bismarck Expressway COURTS No. 12, $500 and 30 days, 18 days suspended for two (Cases closed from driving under August 16 to August 20) years, also (second in five suspension Burleigh County years): 30 days, 26 days suspended for two years, jail Judge Robert Wefald Driving under suspen- time served consecutively. Possession of drug parasion: Tyler R. Everding, 28, 1127 N. Third St., 30 days, 26 p h e r n a l i a : Gregor y A. days suspended for one Boschee, 23, 120 Northwest year. Cole E. Hoffert, 18, 600 Drive, one year suspended S. Ninth St. No. 16, 10 days for two years, 40 hours comsuspended for one year. munity service. Michael A. Mason, 24, Judge Sonna Anderson Reckless driving: Serina Maple Falls, Wash., 10 days suspended for one year. M. Bauer, 22, 530 Columbia Christopher D. Mock, 31, Drive, $400, seven days suspended for one year. Driving under suspension: Edward J. Nuckols, 22, 418 S. 13th St., first count: one year, 335 days suspended for one year, second count: six months, 150 days suspended for two years, also leaving the scene of an accident involving minor injury: six months, 150 days suspended for two years, also physical obstruction of government function: six months, 90 days suspended for two years, jail time served concurrently. Turbine maker to lay off 150 GRAND FORKS (AP) -- A Grand Forks company that makes blades for wind turbines says it will lay off 150 workers. LM Wind Power attributes the decision to a slowdown in turbine installations nationwide last year and what it calls "prolonged uncertainty" about government support for renewable energy. The company said it remains confident about the future of wind energy and is committed to its North American operations, including the Grand Forks plant. Human resources manager Dan Gordon said that for now, the company isn't discussing more details of the layoffs. Judge Bruce Haskell Nickname retirement ideas mulled GRAND FORKS (AP) -- University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley says he'll review recommendations later this month from a committee working on retirement of the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. The committee's final report says the school should end use of the moniker and logo for clothing, diplomas and several clubs and organizations. The group also favors a new name for the Sioux Award, the highest honor given by the UND Alumni Association. IMPOUNDED ANIMALS If you are missing a pet or are interested in adopting a pet, go to www.bismarck.org/city_departments, click on police department then click on impounded animals. For more information, call 2231212 or 222-6734. FBI probes call to Fargo synagogue FARGO (AP) -- The FBI is investigating a suspicious voice mail left at Fargo's synagogue. Police said a caller with a Florida-based area code left a phone message at Temple Beth El last week mentioning a "special package" and jihad. The president of Temple Beth El, Bev Jacobson, told the Jewish Community Relations Council in Minneapolis about the threat, and the organization informed the FBI. SEX OFFENDER LOCATION INFORMATION For information about the locations of sex offenders in the community, visit www.sexoffender.nd.gov. The website contains data bases of sex offenders and offenders against children, as well as an e-mail notification system in which the public can be notified every time an offender in the area Violated instruction permit: Christopher R. Kirkpatrick, 25, Dickinson, 10 days suspended for one year. Possession, purchase or consumption of an alcoholic beverage: Kody M. Kalamaha, 18, 422 Brunswick Drive, five days suspended for one year. Violation of protection order: Shannon K. Cameron, 40, Fort Yates, one year suspended for two years, restitution. Judge Donald Jorgensen N.D. Boys State coming in June The 69th annual session of North Dakota Boys State will be held June 12-17 on the campus of the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. Sponsored by the American Legion, Boys State is a weeklong opportunity for boys completing their junior year in high school to become familiar with government in North Dakota. Juniors attending Boys State are sponsored by local businesses, veterans organizations and service clubs. Transportation to and from Boys State will be furnished by the American Legion. The only costs for the boys will be spending money. Applications may be picked from high school guidance counselors or from the American Legion, Lloyd Spetz Post No. 1, by calling 258-3101. Reckless driving: John M. LaLonde, 34, 120 W. 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After Louisa and I finally broke up, I reconnected with Brenda, but she was still hurt and u n s u re a b o u t m e. Sh e moved on with someone else. However, Brenda keeps telling me that she loves me and needs time to sort things out. Is she just stringing me along? She was having sex ANNIE'S MAILBOX will continue to tie you to her as long as you permit it. Sorry to say, this relationship has run its course. Move on. Unhappy at home Dear Annie: I'm a college student in a small town. I get good grades, have a terrific job and plan to attend graduate school. I still live with my dad, as it would be nearly impossible to make ends meet living on my own. Dad is glad to have me at home, and he provides everything I need as long as I continue to study hard. I am so grateful for his dedication to my wellbeing. The problem is, I'm beginning to feel restless. I have lived in the same town all my life. I have big goals and no intention of forget- with me, and then the other guy found out. I told her she had to choose, and she chose him. But she continues to want me in her life. Am I being used? What should I do? -- Lost in Pennsylvania Dear Pennsylvania: Brenda has clearly chosen another man, but won't let you go because she doesn't want you to find happiness with someone else. You are her back-up plan. She is being selfish and possessive and ting them, but I'd like to experience more than this. I would like to take a few months off when I get my bachelor's degree and go somewhere else. But I worry that Dad would question whether I was making a wise decision. How can I convince him that it would be good for me? And what are some options? Where should a young woman go to gain a little life experience and have some fun before diving back into school? -- Confused and Restless Dear Confused: It is not unusual to want to take a break from your schooling. Many college students travel in order to broaden their life experience. Those with limited means can often find summer jobs to cover their basic expenses. Other students do volunteer work in an exotic locale. For you, it is probably best to work within an established group, and you can check out organizations online. We recommend Habitat for Humanity (www.habitat.org), which helps build homes all over the world for those in need. You'll be gaining experience while doing good. Teaching manners Dear Annie: I read the letter from "Losing it in Canada," who asked how to teach her children to chew with their mouths closed. Her dilemma reminded me of a suggestion I read in a magazine when my tykes were younger. It was a game called "Pass the Piggy," and it worked nicely as motivation. Whoever let his or her manners lapse was passed a small plastic piggy, which would sit in front of their plate until the next infraction. The offender who was holding the piggy at the end of the meal was stuck with dish duty. For younger children, the consequences may need adjustment, but this game worked wonders for our family. -- Jacksonville, Fla. (Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. E-mail questions to email@example.com t or write to Annie's Mailbox, P Box 118190, Chicago, Ill. .O. 60611.) Blood pressure monitoring beneficial DEAR DR. GOTT: My doctor has indicated that he wants a 24-hour bloodpressure reading on me. I just returned from my ophthalmologist's office for a routine visit and asked him about this. I am uninformed but was surprised a specialist would not have heard of it, either. Can you fill in the blanks? DEAR READER: The use of ambulatory blood-pressure monitoring (ABPM) for 24 hours has gained greater acceptance for several reasons. A situation known as white-coat hypertension occurs in up to 32 percent of patients, and this particular testing unit can monitor the condition. It can also delineate circadian variations in readings and pick up on drug-induced orthostatic hypotension and episodic primar y hypertension. There are instances where high-blood-pressure readings appear to have no known cause; however, with the capability of 24hour monitoring, it stands a better chance of identification. HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY ARIES (March 21-April 19). You go into this day with big hopes. Having a high expectation of the day will control the outcome. Your performance will rise to meet the projection -- or at least come close! TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have a message to impart, one you've been honing for a good while. You'll know that you are ready when you can deliver your spiel right after you've been caught off guard. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will be sure of yourself today. You feel certain that you can get the attention you want. If you are working with customers, you will make many sales. You'll act as if the end you seek has already come to pass. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Be careful of how you use your influence, especially on the lives of your closest loved ones. You don't want them to feel that you are trying to control them. Step back so they have plenty of room to make their own way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Group discussions are an exciting part of the day. The comments and questions of a highly intelligent person will bring up the level of discourse. That person will be you -- so don't hold back. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When one person makes an outlook adjustment, it will cause a ripple effect that reaches to you today. Your plans will change as the people involved with those plans change. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Someone who is extremely talented needs your help to get those talents out into the world. You have a way of presenting things that causes the right kind of commotion. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. DR. PETER GOTT Primary hypertension, as indicated above, is defined as that which occurs with no known cause. It occurs in up to 95 percent of people with high blood pressure. Secondary hypertension with a known cause occurs in up to 15 percent of people with high blood pressure. and may result from a kidney or hormonal disorder, the use of specific drugs, hyperthyroidism and other conditions. Blood pressures vary and increase with age. Systolic pressure (the first number) increase until about the age of 80. Diastolic (the second number) increases until the age of 55 or 60. Then these levels stabilize or perhaps decrease. Smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, stress, eating too much salt, obesity and numerous other conditions can aggravate the condition. My guess is that your physician is attempting to zero in on whether you have w h i t e - c o a t s y n d r o m e, whether your readings are consistently lower at home, or whether extenuating undefined circumstances cause the problem. The monitoring device is harmless and should provide the answers the doctor is seeking. Go with it, and get to the bottom of the problem. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Hypertension." Nixing nail fungus DEAR DR. GOTT: How do I get rid of nail fungus? Is there a home remedy? I have had it on my big toenail for years, following a pedicure, and it's now on two of my fingernails. DEAR READER: Home remedies include soaking the toes or fingers in warm water to make the nails softer and easier to cut. Trim the nails, and remove as much of the debris as possible. Apply a petrola- tum/menthol salve around the top and under the tip of the nail twice daily. The process may take a month or more but is worth a try. Apply decolorized iodine to affected dry nails twice daily. Again, this will take some time but offers another option. Oregano oil applied to affected clean, dry nails once or twice daily with a cotton swab has been purported to work. Consider purchasing over-the-counter Miranel, an antifungal remedy that permeates nails and promotes faster eradication of the fungus. To provide related information, I am sending you copies of my Health Reports "Compelling Home Remedies" and "More Compelling Home Remedies." (Dr. Gott is a retired physician and the author of the book "Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet." Quill Driver Books, www.quilldriverbooks.com; 800-605-7176. Readers can write to Dr. Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., fourth floor, New York, N.Y. 10016.) HOLIDAY MATHIS BRIDGE By PHILLIP ALDER When I hunt for quotations for these columns, I occasionally learn something new. For example, I did not know about the year of the four emperors. In A.D. 69 the Roman Empire was led by Galba, Otho, Vitellius,and Vespasian (who became the first ruler of the Flavian Dynasty). That got me hunting for a deal featuring a four and I found this one in "Right Through the Pack" by Robert Darvas and Norman de Villiers Hart. South was in four spades doubled. West led the club five. East won with his king and tried to cash the club ace. After ruffing, how did South proceed? The book was first published in 1948, so the bidding often looks strange to our eyes. South saw that he had four top losers: one spade (West surely had a trump trick for his double), two diamonds and one club. The only chance was subterfuge. Declarer played a spade to dummy's king, then called for the club jack and discarded the heart four, not the diamond four. West won with his queen and was misled by that discard. Instead of returning a diamond, he shifted to a heart. South won with his ace, cashed the spade ace, overtook his heart queen with dummy's king, and discarded both of his diamond losers, one on the heart jack and one on the club 10. He lost only two clubs and one spade. Should West have fallen for the ruse? Not if he trusted his partner's double of three no-trump, which surely meant, since he was known not to have super clubs, that he held strong diamonds over North's bid suit. 21). This is a better day for reaching in than for reaching out. If someone doesn't call you back, you can assume it's because of his or her busy schedule and that it has nothing to do with you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You'll be permitted to carry another person's burden for a short while. This person is not usually needy, so you feel privileged for this rare chance to help. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). Like a miner panning for gold, you'll spend a good part of the day prospecting. Much will be determined by the quality of your pitch, so work it out. Whittle it down to the best 90 seconds. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll interact with an authority figure. Maybe you've been programmed to react in a particular way, but it just doesn't feel right to you anymore. You will now reprogram yourself. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be practicing a skill that doesn't come easily to you. However, because you want so much to succeed, you will acquire a high degree of excellence in regard to this task. (If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, please go to www.creators.com and click on "Write the Author" on the Holiday Mathis page, or you may send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.) Need Cash? We pawn, buy, or trade guns! Shooting victim mistakenly cremated in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- After a drive-by shooting victim was cremated by mistake, the coroner in New Orleans put part of the blame on inadequate morgue facilities and a high rate of violent and accidental deaths, which left bodies stacked on top of each other and stored for months in refrigerator trucks that sometimes fail. Officials said Ralph Bias, a 20-year-old black man killed last week in a drive-by shooting on Interstate 10, was mistakenly cremated in place of a 60-year-old white man, after his body was turned over to the wrong funeral home. On Wednesday, Orleans Parish coroner Dr. Frank Minyard said Bias' body had been stacked under another that was scheduled for cremation. The identification tags were tangled, and the attendant read the wrong one, believing it was attached to Bias' body bag, he said. Minyard acknowledged however that the attendant failed to open the bag and identify the body by the wrist band attached to it. "I'm not going to deny responsibility in this," Minyard said. "This is a horrible error, on my part, my office's part. It was something that never happened before." 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The process will allow more than 90 percent of the project's carbon dioxide emissions to be recaptured and sold to oil companies, which can pump it underground to increase oil production, state Public Service Commission filings say. The PSC on Wednesday declared the application to build the coal mine was complete. "Projects like this are things that have been talked about for some time," said Tony Clark, the commission's chairman. "It's certainly something that is, if it's not cutting edge, it's on the leading edge of where portions of the electric industry are going." Richard Southwick, a vice president for environmental issues for South Heart Energy, said the company has no definitive schedule for building the electric power plant. Construction is not expected to begin before July 2013, and the project will take about four years to put into service, Southwick said in a letter to the PSC. South Heart Coal now must publish a month's worth of newspaper advertisements to notify the public about the project. A formal public comment period will follow the ads, Commissioner Kevin Cramer said. North Dakotans who are interested in the project have the option of requesting that the PSC order an informal public meeting to allow them to present questions and concerns. Cramer and Jim Deutsch, director of the commission's reclamation division, said they expect the meeting will not be held until midMarch. South Heart Energy is a unit of Great Northern Project Development LP of Houston and Allied Syngas Corp. of Wayne, Pa. Great Northern Project Development is itself part of Great Northern Properties LP which holds vast coal , reserves in North Dakota and other states. When it was first announced three years ago, the project was envisioned as a factory for converting lignite to synthetic natural gas. "By making these adjustments ... you've certainly shortened the profile of the physical plant, and changed the emissions dramatically," Cramer said. BUNDLED UP Yellowstone elk herd declines nearly 25 percent By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. -- An acclaimed elk herd in Yellowstone National Park took a major hit last year, with biologists saying almost one in four of the animals were lost, mainly to predators and hunters. As recently as 1994, the northern Yellowstone elk herd was the largest in North America with almost 20,000 animals that migrated between the park and parts of southern Montana. But those numbers have plummeted sharply since wolves were reintroduced 15 years ago, adding to threats that already included mountain lions and grizzly bears. Figures released Wednesday showed the Yellowstone herd down to a minimum of 4,635 elk. That's a 24 percent drop from last winter, and wildlife officials said the decline was unexpected because the herd in recent years showed signs of stabilizing. "Either we counted them poorly this year, predator effects were stronger, the big snow event made us miss more elk, or more elk were harvested," said Park Service biologist Doug Smith. "Usually the best answer in ecology is all of the above." He said there was no reason to suspect a continued decline, and that a smaller herd is healthier in some ways because it gives the animals room to thrive. Bill Hoppe, an outfitter near Gardiner, said harsh weather in the park in late November pushed many of the animals to lower elevations in Montana. He estimated several hundred bull elk from the herd were killed by hunters in the last part of the season -- one of the most successful harvests in years. Yet in the 1990s, several thousand elk were killed in some years. Hoppe believes the herd's best days are gone, and a local hunting industry that already was ailing will collapse. "There's coyotes and there's wolves and there's bears and there's mountain lions. (The elk) may come back, but it's going to be slow," said Hoppe, who is also president of a group called the Friends of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd. The Park Service has no set population target for the herd, but the latest count falls below those of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks. The state's elk management plan calls for 3,000 to 5,000 elk in parts of Montana just north of the park, said Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim. This year's count included 2,236 outside the park. Aasheim said state officials would review whether hunting restrictions need to be tightened in future years to help bolster the herd. MIKE McCLEARY/Tribune BRAVING THE COLD: Carmen Houle protects her face from the sub-zero temperatures as she walks up the Tom O'Leary sledding hill late Wednesday afternoon in Bismarck. Houle and her friend, Justin Bruce, were the only two sledding on the popular hill. "I said before we got here that we would be the only ones trying to sled in this weather," Houle said. Mont. considers spear hunting bill HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A lawmaker wants Montanans to have the option of hunting with a hand-thrown spear. The Senate Fish and Game Committee discussed Republican Sen. Greg Hinkle's bill on Tuesday, and nearly voted to approve it. However, legislators decided the bill needed to clarify the hunting season in which the practice would be allowed. The committee is expected to consider the bill again today. Hinkle says about a dozen other states have legalized the use of spears in hunting. Wet conditions the past few years have produced a record number of water bodies in North Dakota that are managed as fisheries, many with young populations of p i k e, p e rc h a n d o t h e r species. However, another year of near-record early winter snowfall over much of the state is generating worries about access to these waters. Greg Power, North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries chief, said this winter is similar to the past two years when anglers had a tough time getting to some lakes to fish. "We're still in the first half of winter and already the state is blanketed, on average, with more than a foot of snow on the level," Power said. "Unfortunately, according to the latest long-term National Weather Service forecast for North Dakota, difficult winter conditions are expected until spring." As in other years with abundant snowfall, the Game and Fish Department has received inquiries about removing snow from access areas, but Power said the department does not have the equipment or funding to maintain access to lakes in winter. "Some lakes have a few local individuals or groups who pitch in and try to keep access points open, but when the wind blows it can and does nullify all the work in short order," Power said. "In harsh winters, the cost to try to keep access open could easily run into the millions of dollars," he said. A few fishing tournaments already have been postponed or canceled due to poor access, Power said. Potential contestants should keep in contact with their local organizers on their tournament status, he said. In addition to access issues, heavy snowpack has fisheries biologists concerned about the potential for low oxygen levels in many lakes. "History has shown that the likelihood of winterkill increases when substantial snow comes early and stays on the lake," Power said. "As in the past during OUTDOORS DIGEST we Ice fishing proves tough winters, somewill undoubtedly lose fish in lakes to to be a challenge populationsbutsomejust too winterkill, it's early to predict how many or which ones," he said. 44 eagles counted in Jan. survey The annual mid-winter bald eagle survey conducted Jan. 6 along the Missouri River from Bismarck to the Garrison Dam revealed 44 bald eagles, according to Patrick T. Isakson, nongame biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. The aerial survey is conducted nationwide to estimate the number of bald eagles wintering in the lower 48 states. "We count the birds as close to a target date as possible to minimize the chance that birds are counted more than once," Isakson said. The number of bald eagles wintering in the state generally depends on the amount of open water and availability of prey -- fish and waterfowl. "This year's count was slightly above average, a bit of a surprise as waterfowl numbers along the Missouri River are low," Isakson said. "A majority of the eagles counted were in a stretch of river from Stanton to the Garrison Dam, the area with the highest concentration of waterfowl." Eagles are relatively easy to spot as they prefer to perch in large cottonwood trees along the river. Adult bald eagles have a white head and tail and a dark brown body, while immature bald eagles are brown with irregular white plumage. Golden eagles, which also are counted, are dark in color and have a gold cap on their head. and March 12 at the Airport International Inn in Williston. Each workshop runs from 1 to 5 p.m., with registration beginning at 12 p.m. Instructors are asked to call the hunter education office in Bismarck to preregister. Workshops in 2012 will be offered in Fargo, Grand Forks, Minot and Dickinson. In s t r u c t o r s a l s o a re reminded of the 27th annual Hunter Education Instructor Conference and Recognition Banquet on Feb. 12 at the Best Western Ramkota in Bismarck. Hunter education instructors are volunteers. They instructors must be 18 or older, have hunting experience, have not been convicted of a felony or serious law violation and have successfully completed hunter education. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor should call Jon Hanson, hunter education coordinator at 701-328-6316. More information can be obtained by contacting Shelly Niesar at 701-5273714 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Any-deer bow licenses offered The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 1,091 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2011. The number represents 15 percent of the previous year's mule deer gun license allocation. The Game and Fish Department issued 7,275 mule deer licenses in the 2010 deer gun lottery. The department will begin issuing any-deer bow licenses March 1. All applications received on or before March 1 will be treated equally. If more applications are received than there are licenses, each application will be assigned a number. Numbers will be drawn to issue the licenses. Applicants who request to apply together as a party will receive one number. Additional numbers will be drawn to establish a waiting list for any re t u r n e d l i c e n s e s t h a t become available. A separate check is required for each application. If licenses remain after March 1, these will be issued daily on a first-come, firstserved basis. at the Knife River Indian Villages near Stanton. The daylong event includes a guided snowshoeing tour through the Hidatsa villages learning about the geologic, cultural and archeological history of the area. There also are Native American games and a traditional buffalo meal in an earth lodge. The event requires moderate physical activity and is recommended for those 12 and older. Cost is $60 and includes two meals and all supplies. The registration deadline is Feb. 7, by calling 328-2724. Training coon hound seminar set Marty Beard of Bismarck will give a free presentation on training coon hounds at 7 p.m. Monday at Butler Machinery, 3630 Miriam Ave. Beard, the vice president of the North Dakota Fur Hunters and Trappers Association, raises and trains tree walkers, a coon hound descended from the English foxhound. The presentation is open to the public and sponsored by th Central Dakota Chapter of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association. For information call Dan Dorfschmidt at 391-2828. Park waives fees for King weekend Theodore Roosevelt National Park is waiving entrance and camping fees for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Saturday to Monday. In addition to the King weekend, national parks will offer free entrance during National Park Week, April 16 - 24; on the first day of summer, June 21; on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24; and the weekend of Veterans Day, Nov. 11-13. Dakota Chapter PF plans banquet Minot workshop set for Feb. 11-12 The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the Minot Area Teacher Center are sponsoring a wildlife conservation and resource management workshop for teachers, environmental educators and anyone else who works with youth. "Habitats of North Dakota" is scheduled Feb. 11-12 at the Minot Area Teacher Center, 1609 Fourth Ave. N.W., Minot. The five North Dakota habitats: wetlands, badlands, prairie, woodlands and riparian, will be studied, with the North Dakota Studies Habitats curriculum used as textbooks. The workshop offers a hands-on approach educators can use in their classrooms and on field trips, and in discussing classroom and curriculum integration. All supplies are provided. Curriculum materials are suitable for grades K-8. To register for the workshop, contact the Minot Area Teacher Center at 701857-4467 or e-mail deb.sisco @sendit.nodak.edu. A $10 registration fee for materials and refreshments is required. Bird count set for the Confluence A winter bird count will take place on Jan. 22, at the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center. The interpretive center is part of the Fort Buford State Historic Site, 22 miles southwest of Williston. The bird count is from 9 to 11 a.m. along the new biking and walking trail. Coffee and snacks will be available For more information call the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center at 701-572-9034. Hunter educator events slated North Dakota Game and Fish Department hunter education instructors are invited to attend one of three regional workshops scheduled in 2011. The workshops are Jan. 22 at the Spirit Lake Casino in Devils Lake; Feb. 26 at the Gladstone Inn in Jamestown; Winter Adventure set near Stanton Some openings remain for the Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure on Feb. 12 The Dakota Chapter of Pheasants Forever is hosting their annual banquet Feb. 5 at the AMVETS in Bismarck. The event starts with a social at 5 p.m. Also included will be a live and silent auction and raffles numerous items to bid on. Tickets are $55 each which includes a membership and $20 for spouse and youth. For tickets, call Mark Krug at 400-5495 or e-mail Turtle River State Park will email@example.com. host the fourth Annual Ski and Bike Shop Winter Play Solunar tables Day on Jan. 22. Peak times when fish and game are most Ski and bike shops will be active. 12:32 a.m. 12:57 p.m. providing participants with Jan. 14 6:44 a.m. 7:09 p.m. equipment such as cross 5:16 p.m. sunset country skis, boots, demon- 8:23 a.m. sunrise 1:17 a.m. 1:44 p.m. stration snow boards, snow- Jan. 15 7:31 a.m. 7:57 p.m. shoes and insight to new 8:22 a.m. sunrise 5:17 p.m. sunset exciting products. 2:05 a.m. 2:34 p.m. Jan. 16 Lessons for beginning 8:20 a.m. 8:48 p.m. skiers and snowboarders will 8:21 a.m. sunrise 5:19 p.m. sunset be taught throughout the 2:56 a.m 3:25 p.m. Jan.17 day. 9:11 a.m. 9:40 p.m. 5:20 p.m. sunset There is no cost for the 8:21 a.m. sunrise event. 3:50 a.m. 4:19 p.m. Jan.18 10:04 a.m. 10:34 p.m. Turtle River State Park is 8:20 a.m. sunrise 5:21 p.m. sunset located 22 miles west on 4:45 a.m. 5:14 p.m. Grand Forks on U.S. High- Jan.19 11:00 a.m. 11:28 p.m. way 2. 5:23 p.m. sunset For more information call 8:19 a.m. sunrise 5:42 a.m. 6:10 p.m. Tina Harding, interpretive Jan.20 11:56 a.m. -----naturalist at 701-594-444. 8:10 a.m. sunrise 5:24 p.m. sunset Ve h i c l e s e n t e r i n g a Major periods last one to two hours. North Dakota State Park are less. required to display a valid Add Minor periods last one hour or12 miles one minute to times for each annual or daily vehicle west of Bismarck, subtract one minute for each 12 miles east. pass. Winter Play Day for Turtle River Page 6B Thursday, January 13, 2011 Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Seven-day forecast High Low today tonight Mostly cloudy, likely dry. Today Friday The nation today -20 -10 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 16 Morning 6 Noon Evening 26/-6 Light snow showers moving through. -3/-16 Frigid conditions, possible flurries. -5/-12 Bitterly cold, flurries at best. -5/-17 Icy cold, some snow moves through. -1/-13 Continued very cold. 7/-17 More very cold weather, chance for snow. H 3 Wind (mph): NW, 5 to 15 13 Wind (mph): NW, 5 to 15 8 Wind (mph): Wind (mph): NW, 10 to 20 NW, 10 to 20 Weather notebook State forecast overview: A weather disturbance moving through Thursday morning will bring a few snow showers to the northeast. A front crosses the state on Friday. Scattered to widespread snow is expected statewide with the much colder temperatures to follow. It will be a bitterly cold weekend statewide with dangerous wind chills. North Dakota facts and forecasts Today across the state 85 Williston 2 Minot Garrison 281 H Yesterday in N.D. Bismarck Devils Lake Dickinson Fargo Garrison Grand Forks Hettinger Jamestown Minot Williston Hi Lo Prcp -6 -18 0.00" 1 -11 0.00" 4 -20 0.00" 11 -3 0.01" -4 -21 0.00" 9 1 0.02" 0 -29 Trace" 1 -10 Trace" -2 -12 Trace" 6 -27 Trace" Valid Noon Today 12 / 7 10 / -2 Devils Lake 2 Grand Forks Yesterday's national extremes: High: 84 at Miami, Fla. Low: -29 at Hettinger, N.D. 16 / 1 Around the nation City Albany,N.Y. Albuquerque Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Atlantic City Austin Baltimore Birmingham Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Burlington,Vt. Casper Charleston,S.C. Charleston,W.Va. Charlotte,N.C. Cheyenne Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Columbia,S.C. Columbus,Ohio Concord,N.H. Dallas-Ft Worth Dayton Denver Des Moines Detroit El Paso Evansville Fairbanks Flagstaff Grand Rapids Greensboro,N.C. Hartford Spgfld Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jackson,Miss. Jacksonville Juneau Kansas City Knoxville, TN Las Vegas Yesterday Hi Lo Prcp 25 18 0.70" 44 24 0.00" 29 12 0.00" 30 9 0.00" 26 20 Trace" 29 20 Trace" 31 25 0.44" 39 23 0.00" 33 21 0.14" 30 20 Trace" 40 28 0.00" 33 28 1.01" 58 45 0.01" 20 18 0.31" 22 12 0.52" 27 -12 0.00" 43 30 0.00" 27 23 0.05" 35 22 0.00" 39 0 0.00" 26 20 Trace" 26 23 0.05" 25 21 0.21" 39 27 0.00" 26 22 0.03" 26 22 1.11" 34 23 0.00" 26 21 0.01" 22 -5 0.00" 14 4 Trace" 24 22 0.06" 47 27 0.00" 21 17 Trace" -9 -20 0.00" 38 19 0.00" 28 19 0.02" 34 23 0.00" 28 23 1.05" 80 67 0.71" 48 26 0.00" 24 21 0.01" 31 23 0.00" 48 29 0.00" 23 16 0.00" 12 0 0.00" 29 23 0.01" 55 35 0.00" Tomorrow Today Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City 23 8 pc 23 7 pc Little Rock 49 24 pc 51 22 pc Los Angeles 49 24 pc 50 23 pc Louisville 12 -5 pc 5 -5 pc Lubbock 28 13 ls 40 16 pc Memphis 32 14 su 42 25 pc Miami Beach 30 17 pc 32 22 pc Midland-Odessa 42 32 c 52 44 r Milwaukee 30 17 pc 31 17 pc Nashville 33 15 su 42 25 su New Orleans 40 31 r 44 32 sh New York City 31 18 pc 25 14 pc Norfolk,Va. 54 44 r 64 56 sh North Platte 23 16 ls 25 18 ls Oklahoma City 22 8 ls 20 7 mc Omaha r 38 28 pc 42 25 pc Orlando 44 33 su 48 33 su Pendleton 26 18 ls 30 20 ls Philadelphia 37 15 pc 40 21 pc Phoenix 43 28 pc 42 30 pc Pittsburgh 26 17 pc 26 21 mc Portland,Maine 25 15 mc 28 20 ls Portland,Ore. 22 13 ls 25 17 ls Providence 40 16 su 44 19 pc Raleigh-Durham 23 15 mc 25 18 ls Reno r 29 4 pc 26 6 pc Richmond 41 28 pc 46 40 pc Sacramento 24 15 mc 26 19 ls St Louis 52 31 pc 52 29 pc Salt Lake City 18 10 mc 24 16 mc San Antonio 23 20 pc 26 21 ls San Diego 57 30 su 58 32 pc San Francisco 22 14 pc 33 24 pc San Juan,P.R. -6 -16 pc -12 -17 pc Santa Fe 46 19 pc 46 19 pc Seattle 26 19 ls 26 16 ls Shreveport 36 18 pc 38 20 pc Sioux City 28 9 pc 23 9 pc Spokane 77 72 th 75 73 sh Syracuse 47 32 mc 55 48 mc Tampa-St Ptrsbg 24 14 mc 25 21 pc Topeka 39 22 su 49 28 pc Tucson 47 31 su 55 34 pc Tulsa -3 -14 pc -11 -12 pc Washington,D.C. 22 15 pc 31 25 pc Wichita 29 13 pc 36 21 pc Wilkes-Barre 59 40 pc 64 41 pc Wilmington,Del. Yesterday Hi Lo Prcp 30 16 0.00" 72 48 Trace" 24 19 Trace" 27 21 0.00" 25 14 0.00" 64 54 Trace" 38 20 0.00" 29 23 Trace" 27 21 Trace" 45 32 0.00" 34 26 0.70" 37 30 0.01" 14 -20 0.00" 27 12 0.00" 10 0 0.06" 55 40 0.00" 48 21 Trace" 31 21 0.46" 69 49 0.00" 24 21 0.03" 32 24 0.73" 53 31 0.74" 33 26 1.08" 38 26 Trace" 51 24 0.00" 39 28 Trace" 56 42 Trace" 19 10 0.06" 28 12 0.00" 40 33 0.00" 72 51 0.00" 55 48 Trace" 82 73 0.01" 40 19 0.00" 47 31 0.90" 34 22 0.00" 8 -3 Trace" 34 17 0.50" 21 17 1.20" 53 39 0.00" 14 -1 0.00" 69 37 0.20" 26 7 0.00" 36 27 0.10" 17 1 0.00" 23 21 0.23" 31 20 0.39" Today Hi Lo 32 19 75 50 26 16 49 23 30 20 65 54 47 23 25 18 28 12 44 30 29 18 36 23 34 14 39 23 20 8 55 37 42 35 28 16 68 45 24 14 34 16 51 45 30 12 37 19 41 28 36 17 54 45 22 18 34 31 45 37 70 54 57 50 79 76 44 21 51 48 38 26 20 3 40 35 24 12 54 34 24 15 68 37 37 23 34 19 30 19 26 11 29 16 W su pc pc pc su pc pc ls pc pc pc su pc pc mc pc r pc pc ls pc r pc su r su mc pc mx c pc r sh pc r mc mc r ls pc pc su pc pc pc pc pc Tomorrow Hi Lo W 42 28 pc 80 50 pc 32 22 pc 54 25 pc 41 30 pc 69 58 pc 56 26 pc 27 21 mc 39 25 pc 53 37 su 29 20 pc 37 24 pc 37 16 mc 43 27 pc 26 15 ls 64 44 pc 47 41 r 29 16 pc 72 46 pc 26 18 ls 30 21 pc 51 43 r 26 11 pc 40 21 pc 41 30 pc 37 19 pc 55 45 pc 33 28 pc 40 27 mc 52 47 r 75 54 pc 57 48 pc 79 76 sh 44 23 pc 50 47 r 45 38 mc 21 5 mc 44 39 r 25 8 ls 64 43 pc 32 23 pc 70 39 pc 46 29 pc 34 20 pc 35 24 mc 27 4 ls 30 16 pc 13 / 5 18 / 8 Dickinson 85 13 / -2 83 52 Bismarck Jamestown Mandan 16 / 6 83 94 13 / 5 Fargo Next week Five-day jet stream L WINDY 14 / 3 29 25 / 15 Hettinger Yesterday's state extremes: High: 11 at Fargo Low: -29 at Hettinger L L H Tuesday Almanac Bismarck-Mandan H Statistics through 5 p.m. yesterday from Bismarck Municipal Airport. Regional facts and forecasts Area lake levels Elev. 24hr. change Discharge 26200 cfs 22200 cfs Temp. 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(AP) -- A man calling himself a "soul collector" and a "medicine man" is accused of trying to cut off his neighbor's toes and scalp him in Fergus Falls. Timothy Eugene Peterson, 42, is charged with attempted murder and second-degree assault. Authorities say Ivan "Skip" Mallas was working in his garage early Sunday when Peterson approached him and allegedly began chanting while trying to cut off some of Mallas' toes. Mallas says Peterson then tried to slit his throat, scalp him and stab him. Continued from 1B Department of Health and Human Services, which publishes the guidelines, plans to update them in late January. The North Dakota Senate's Human Services Committee held a hearing on the legislation Wednesday. The committee will later recommend whether the full Senate should approve or defeat the measure. North Dakota's insurance program is called Healthy Steps. It subtracts a number of expenses from a f a m i l y 's g ro s s i n c o m e before determining whether the family qualifies for coverage, including taxes, child care expenses, any family child-support payments and the parents' costs for their own health insurance. Maggie Anderson, the medical services director for North Dakota's Department of Human Services, presented an example showing that if the income maximum were lifted to 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, a family of four with $7,300 in monthly gross income -- or $87,600 a year -- could enroll their two children in Healthy Steps. Anderson said her example included $2,760 in allowable monthly deductions, including taxes, job training allowances, child care expenses, $400 in monthly child support payments by the father, and the mother and father's own health insurance bills. Previously, North Dakota lawmakers have been dubio u s a b o u t ra i s i n g t h e income limit because of examples about how relatively high earners could qualify for taxpayerfinanced health insurance "I think we can afford to spend, and share, just a little bit of that wealth insuring a few more children." Mountrail County Social Services Director Brian Quigley, referring to oil benefits for their children. The Healthy Steps plan covers hospital and clinic visits, prescription drugs, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, dental and vision checkups and immunizations. No payment for the coverage is required, although many participants must make co-payments for some services, including $2 for a drug prescription and $5 for an emergency room visit. Two years ago, then-Gov. John Hoeven, a Republican, was rebuffed by the GOPcontrolled Legislature when he asked the income limit to be raised to 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Se n . Ti m Ma t h e r n , D-Fargo, the primary sponsor of legislation to raise the threshold to 250 percent, said the change would cost relatively little and provide future medical cost savings by making treatment more easily available to young people. "I believe it's morally correct to assure all children have health care coverage," Mathern said. "I believe it's fiscally prudent to use this Healthy Steps program to accomplish that." The Department of Human Services estimates the change will raise state spending by $1.75 million during the 2011-13 budget period. The sum will rise to $3.15 million in the following two years, the agency said. About 3,700 children were covered by the program in November, and the higher income threshold would bring in another 1,320 children, the agency estimates. Its cost analysis assumes children who are added to the rolls gradually from 2011 to 2013 will remain enrolled in the following two years. Paul Ronningen, North Dakota coordinator for the Children's Defense Fund, said South Dakota and Wyoming set their income limits at 200 percent of poverty for the program. In Montana, it is 250 percent. The national average is 245 percent, Ronningen said. At 160 percent of poverty, "North Dakota has the lowest eligibility in the nation," Ronningen said. Anderson said the state would have to ask the federal government to increase North Dakota's allocation of childrens' health insurance funds if the state's coverage threshold is raised. An increase in the state's federal allotment would not be automatically granted, she said. The Department of Human Services now has $21.6 million, including $5.6 million in state funds, set aside for Healthy Steps during the 2009-11 budget period, which ends June 30. Gov. Jack Dalrymple has recommended that the Legi s l a t u re i n c re a s e t h a t amount to $28 million, including $8.7 million in state funds, during the 2011-13 period. Western cities want help 10,000 people would be eligible for $35 million of the funding. The other $65 million would be split among the other subdivisions. Even if Williston only got $20 million of the total $35 million, it would "certainly help us," Koeser said. "We need to proactively mitigate the challenges of growth," Koeser said. "We wouldn't have been able to get through the last development cycle without the oil and gas impact fund." Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford said his city has been going over its budget in trying to pay for the additional staffing costs of dealing with the development. Still, Sanford said the city is expecting population growth of about 3,000 to 4,000. He said a place that used to rent for $250 now rents for $425. The bigger problem is that the city is simply out of housing, the mayor said "There are people that would like to sell their homes (to downsize) and let another family move in, but then there is no where for them to rent," Sanford said. Shawn Kessel, an administrator with the city of Dickinson, his city has tried to help developers by paying half the cost of new sewer lines, but the city is then stuck with expanding the landfill, treating more water and doing more work on roads. With the hearing room full of those impacted by oil development as well as lobbyists who deal with the oil industry, the question of "Would anyone like to speak in opposition to the bill?" brought laughter. But some legislators had their own questions about the one-time funding. "How much is this going to help us in the near future if oil keeps pumping? These faces are going to be back here time and time again," said the committee chairman, Rep. Blair Thoreson, R-Fargo, referring to the possibility of a request for $150 million in grants. "As appropriators, we have to look at how much we're going to keep giving away to the counties," he said. Thoreson said he wasn't so much bothered by the amount Continued from 1B of money, but he questioned whether there might be a better way to keep it continually going to the counties. "We know we'll always be fine-tuning things, but you need to have a plan for a continued flow of money," said House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo. For a bill to be successful in the House, it would need to be "a long term plan instead of a biennial plan," Carlson said. Rep. Eliot Glassheim, D-Grand Forks, said he feared the grant advisory committee may not present a fair shake to all cities. "I'm just concerned there should be some checks and balances so that decisions about allocating money are made on some set of standards or priorities or needs and that one area isn't favored because of contacts they may have," Glassheim said. "With tens of millions of dollars moving around, you might want some nonpolitical experts or planning people to look at what's the most pressing priority. The committee took no action on the bill. Job growth about topped school diploma or equivalent, or some short-term vocational training. The study was conducted to help state officials and the Legislature plan for energy growth. Other related studies released within the last month have examined housing and road needs in the oil patch. Beth Zander, who heads Workforce Development, said the results don't predict any major shifts in either numbers or skills. "I don't see any training gaps," in North Dakota, Zander said. Ron Ness, director of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, said the survey shows about 80 percent of oil field jobs require only basic skills. "People can earn a high wage in a relatively short time. That's why people are willing to come here and live in a camper during the winter," Ness said. The survey found the industry expects the top four occupations in the oil patch will remain the same going forward with pump and service operators in first and second rank, followed by rotary drill operators and machinery maintenance workers. Continued from 1B Fifth rank goes to property and real estate managers, sixth to truck drivers, seventh to title examiners, eighth to extraction workers, ninth to industrial production managers, and 10th to petroleum engineers. The study also reported that there were 1,127 jobs listed on the December summary of oilfield job listings at jobsnd.com. The survey was based on a sample of 77 employers and a 52 percent response rate. The data was expanded to represent the need in the state's 17 oil and gas producing counties. City to deed land criminal justice programs offered. Supporters later may seek funding for more classroom space and dorm space for officer candidates at the training site. The officer academy program may be outgrowing BSC facilities, Prochniak said. He believes the college might need that facility for other programs in the future. Prochniak said BSC now offers a fire training program on its campus, but firefighters must earn practical certification training outside the state. Mayor John Warford described the master plan Continued from 1B for the training site as "a really exciting concept." "This is a facility for all first responders in the state of North Dakota. ... This is f o r t h e e n t i r e s t a t e ," Prochniak said. (Reach reporter LeAnn Eckroth at 250-8264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011 N.D. outdoors: The good, bad and sometimes ugly PAGE 2C WWW. BISMARCKTRIBUNE . COM O UTD O ORS S ECTION C A lot to do about nothing I feel like ranting this week -- but I don't know what I would rant about. Could be that I'm sick and tired of winter already, now that we're a full six weeks into it. Six weeks? Can that be right? The snow was here to stay the last week of deer season, so I guess that is about right. BRIAN GEHRING Whomever it was who said when you get older time doesn't fly, it bounds and leaps, had it right. Last winter, OK, the last three winters, have pretty much stunk as far as ice fishing goes. This one is shaping up to be more of the same. Snow is one thing, and while it does make getting around on the ice harder, there usually are some trailblazers around who will blast some paths across the ice. But with the crazy winds we've been having, just getting on the ice has been a battle. More than a few ice fishing tournaments already have been canceled or postponed. The ramp near Lake Audubon is getting a few more shacks on it, but from what I have seen through this past weekend, most of them are sticking pretty close to the ramp. And a few more shacks are popping up on Sweet Briar, but on Oahe, things have been hit and miss because of the rise and fall of the river. On most lakes, I think it's as much a situation of anglers being afraid they won't be able to get their shacks off as it is just the difficulty getting around. With about a foot of snow across most parts of the state, the snow on the ice doesn't help make new ice either. It just weighs down what we do have so water comes up through the holes and soaks everything. But look at the bright side of things -- this week's 25 below zero temperatures should help make some new ice. This winter, the weather has been so lousy the National Weather Service has actually had to invent a new weather advisory category to describe it. It's called the "extreme cold" advisory. That means the actual air temperature could hit 30 below zero, with winds less than 5 mph or some insane number like that. For one, I don't think there Continued on 2C The game has changed for coyote vs. fox By BRIAN GEHRING Bismarck Tribune If you think you have been seeing more foxes lately, your eyes haven't been playing tricks on you, and you're not alone. In many areas of the state, reports from game wardens and others indicate red fox numbers may be on the rise in the past couple years. Conventional wisdom says when it comes to coyotes and foxes co-existing -- they don't. Where you see coyotes, you normally don't see foxes because they compete for the denning areas and some of the same food sources. Normally the coyotes will push the foxes out of the area. S t e p h a n i e Tu c k e r, furbearer biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said populations of foxes and coyotes aren't tracked like deer, but there is data to support the inverse relationship between the two furbearers. Tucker said one of the measures of fox and coyote numbers since the 1950s has been a rural mail carriers survey that reports sightings. From 1896 to 1962 or so, Tucker said data also was collected from bounty surveys so there is historical data to indicate that where you find coyotes you won't find foxes, and vice versa. Tucker said the balance turned in the mid-1940s, when coyote numbers dropped and fox numbers increased. Around 2000, Tucker said the coyote numbers increased and the fox numbers dipped. Of course fox numbers are not up in all areas of the state, but Tucker said there are pockets here and there, particularly north and east of Bismarck, where that is that case. District game warden Tim Larson of Turtle Lake said he and others in that area have been seeing more foxes than in previous years. But at the same time, Larson said he has not seen much of decline in coyote numbers. There are a number of theories as to why the foxes have been making a comeback, but nothing concrete. Larson said it could be that mange has been on the downswing in recent years. Both species are affected by the disease, which is carried and transmitted by mites, but foxes are more susceptible to dying from mange than coyotes. It could be a food source issue. One thought is that with the heavy snow cover the past few winters, rodent species like voles that use snow as cover have been surviving at a higher rate, adding more variety to the table, so to speak. Or it could just be the natural cycle of the population dynamics on the prairie. "It could be the cycle is Courtesy of the Game and Fish Department TOP: Foxes, like this young pup, have been been making a comeback in recent years. Historically, foxes and coyotes aren't found together in the same areas, but that has changed. ABOVE: The coyote is considered by many as an ultimate survivor and will drive foxes out of their territories. now swinging back the other way," Tucker said. The Conservation Reserve Program also could be an indirect factor giving both foxes and their prey cover. Coyotes are often regarded as the ultimate survivors, but the same can be said for foxes. Fox e s h a v e s m a l l e r home ranges than do their counterparts, so their diets likely are more varied than coyotes'. So what happens when the population shifts? District game warden Brent Schwan of Watford City said there are, without a doubt, more foxes in his area. And like other parts of the state, Schwan said the coyote numbers still seem to be stable. Coyote-calling contests and coyote hunting in general have become more popular in recent years. Even so, that hasn't put much of a dent in the coyote numbers in part, because the market for fur is not what is was a few decades ago. A good coyote fur might fetch around $10, with a fox fur at about $8. "It's hard to get a good feel for the numbers," Schwan said, because the last two winters, conditions have kept a lot of hunters out of the field. "Getting around has been tough so there aren't a lot of hunters out there," he said. Continued on 2C Don't miss the Dock Dogs February 18-20 at the Bismarck Civic Center! Extreme Vertical Big Air Speed Retrieve To see the dogs in action along with a competition schedule and more info on the show, go to bismarcksportshow.com or scan in this code with your smartphone. As seen on ABC, ESPN and the Outdoor Channel! First ever appearance in Bismarck! Page 2C Thursday, January 13, 2011 Outdoors Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com W H AT ' S G O I N G O N Thursday, Jan. 13 ARTS-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC: Live solo acoustic music by Brian Gray, 5:30-7 p.m., Bruno's Pizza, 910 E. Front Ave. Sushi Night with music by Shaun Oban, 7 p.m., Bistro. Karaoke with DJ Paul Berge, 8:30 p.m.-close, Westside Bar and Grill, Mandan. FAITH: Study of the Tabernacle, 9-10:30 a.m., Charity Lutheran Church. The Banquet, a feeding ministry to serve people with needs of Bismarck and Mandan, 5:30-7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Third Street and Avenue B. Free meal served. GOVERNMENT: Morton County Soil Conservation District, 9 a.m., NRCS Office, Mandan. Education Standards and Practices Board, 10 a.m., Hudson Room, Radisson Hotel, 605 E. Broadway Ave. ORGANIZATIONS: Alcoholics Anonymous: General Service Office, www.aa.org; and Area 52 North Dakota, www.aanorthdakota.org. Meadowlarks Toastmasters, 6:30 a.m., Church of Corpus Christi. Info: Joe Mathern, 223-1786. TOPS 160, 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church basement, Mandan. TOPS, 9:30 a.m., First Lutheran Church, Mandan. TOPS No. 319, 10 a.m., McCabe United Methodist Church. Moms in Touch International, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Charity Lutheran Church, 120 Aspen Ave. Capital City AA, noon and 8 p.m., 1351 S. 12th St., door 1202. Capital City Lions Club luncheon meeting, noon, Municipal Country Club. Club Fed Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, Third Street and Rosser Avenue, Room 164/166. Keep It Simple AA, noon, Serenity Place. New Hope AA, noon, New Freedom Center, 905 E. Interstate Ave. We in Black, 12:30-1 p.m., Boulevard Avenue and Sixth Street. Moms in Touch prayer group, 2:15-3:15 p.m., Shiloh Christian School. Parkinson's support group, 3 p.m., downstairs at Center of Excellence, 310 N. Ninth St. Info: 223-9216. Congenital heart defect support group, 4:30-6 p.m., St. Alexius Board Room. Use Broadway entrance. Breast cancer support group, 5:30 p.m., Bismarck Cancer Center, 500 N. Eighth St. Info: Pre-register, 222-6100. TOPS N.D. 123, 5:30 p.m., McCabe United Methodist Church. Grief support group, 6:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church south campus library. Open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Domestic violence support group, 7 p.m., Abused Adult Resource Center, free, and free child care is available. Info: 222-8370. GamAnon support group, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington Street and Divide Avenue. New Leipzig AA group, 7 p.m. MST, New Leipzig City Hall (back room). Pregnancy and infant loss support group, 7-9 p.m., Spirit of Life Church. Info: Jenn Grabar, 471-5732, or Alison Krum, 663-1660. Bismarck-Mandan Handknitters Guild, 7 p.m., Morton Mandan Public Library. Info: Katie, 663-2720. Echo AA, 7:30 p.m., New Bethel Congregational Church, Hazen. City Center AA, 8 p.m., Serenity Place. Eastenders NA (OP WC), 8 p.m., Grace Lutheran , Brethren Church, 503 N. 24th St. Fort Yates AA group, 8 p.m., Fort Yates Episcopal Church. Missouri Valley Stock Car Association, 8 p.m., Moose Lodge. North City Al-Anon, 8 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. Thursday Night AA, 8 p.m., Church of the Cross. Thursday Night Big Book AA, 8 p.m., Methodist Church, Mandan. PUBLIC EVENTS: Baby and Me, 9:30 a.m., Bismarck Public Library. Story Time for infants up to 24 months. Preschool Adventures, 10:15 a.m., Bismarck Public Library. Story Time for children 3-6 years of age. Public gym hour, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dakota Star Gymnastics, 205 Second Ave. N.W., Mandan. Fee: $3 members, $5 non-members. Texas Hold'em, 7:30 p.m., VFW Club, 14th Street and Broadway Avenue. Free. SCHOOLS: Kindergarten Search, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Shiloh Christian School. Info: 221-2104. SERVICES: Blood drive, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., United Blood Services. Info: 258-4512. Eldercare: "Keeping A Healthy Smile as You Age," 9:30 a.m., St. Alexius' Boniface Auditorium (use east patient entrance). Register: 530-7700. Morton County Bookmobile: downtown St. Anthony, 1:45-2:30 p.m.; Little Heart School, 2:35-3:20 p.m.; Harmon Village, 4:30-6 p.m.; and Entzel Acres (corner of Palomino and Missouri), 6:15-6:45 p.m. Child/infant CPR, 6-8:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 4007 State St. Cost: $35. Doc Talk with Dr. Viney, varicose veins, 7 p.m., Outpatient Services, 414 N. Seventh St. Info: Kim Singer, 323-6312. CALENDAR N.D. outdoors: The good, bad and sometimes ugly Looking ahead to 2011 in the outdoors world is kind of like assessing the preseason prospects of your favorite sports team. We kind of have an idea of what to expect, but unpredictable variables like major storms, timely rains or extended dry periods -- or injuries in the case of sports -- can make a big difference in the final outcome. While I can't guarantee that 2011 will be better or worse than last year, I can predict that North Dakota will again produce a limit of mostly good hunting and fishing memories, given rather favorable expectations for most of our popular game species. For starters, even in a cautious assessment we can look for good things from waterfowl, considering wetland conditions from last fall and prospects for good snow runoff this spring. Snow geese, Canada geese and ducks are at or near historic population highs. Especially with resident Canada geese and snow geese, wildlife managers are trying new options to reduce or just slow expansion of these populations. While deer numbers are down some from a couple of years ago, compared to 20 or 30 years ago today's population stacks up pretty well and still offers opportunity for just about everyone who wants to hunt deer. Meanwhile, to the chagrin of many, Devils Lake has not shrunk, but the water and fishery continue DOUG to expand with strong wallLEIER eye, pike and white bass providing excellent prospects for the coming year. While the early snow means additional water for Actually, the Game and our lakes this spring, it also Fish Department intended generates concern because to reduce deer numbers snow can block out sunlight over the last few years. While that occurred, today's and trigger oxygen depletion in lakes, increasing the statewide population is potential for winter kill. about where Game and Fish would like to maintain Once again, an early spring is welcome. it, though some areas have Moderation for the rest fewer deer than desirable of winter also would help and some have more than pronghorn and prairie enough. chickens, both of which had Looking ahead, here's closed seasons in 2010 and hoping for winter to ease could use a break from up and exit sooner rather than later so the deer popu- snow and spring moisture. lation is not overly stressed. Deer and pheasants also would welcome a break The state's fisheries also from the snow and even have a positive outlook, average winter temperabecause they have benefittures. ted greatly from plentiful Realistically, we're moisture the last two years. months away from deterAccording to Greg Power, mining how the winter Game and Fish fisheries chief, the department man- affected the state's wildlife. Weather is always an ages 340 lakes for fishing, important variable in which is a record number. As a comparison, the num- determining whether fall populations from one year ber was 208 in 2000, 180 in will go up or down the next 1990, 139 in 1980, and 137 year. in 1970. (Doug Leier, a former Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River system have game warden, is a North seen an influx of water and Dakota Game and Fish should continue to recover, Department biologist. His though it takes several years blog is on www.bismarcktribune.com. Leier may be for fish to grow to "eater" reached by e-mail at size. The water certainly email@example.com.) helps. OUTDOORS CALENDAR Fall turkey season closes. Antlerless, any elk seasons (units E3, E4) close. Sunday Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Winter bird count, Confluence Interpretive Center, Fort Buford Historic Site, 9-11 a.m. Delta Waterfowl banquet, Wilton City Hall. Call 220-3994 or 255-0365 for ticket information. Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Dakota Chapter Pheasants Forever Banquet, AMVETS, 5 p.m. Call 400-5495 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information. Spring turkey application deadline. Spring crow season opens. (To submit a calendar item, contact reporter Brian Gehring at 250-8254 or email@example.com.) Feb. 16 March 12 Fox frenzy Continued from 1C And this year, the snow might be as hard on the varmints as it is on the hunters, Schwan said. This year's snow is soft, fluffy and deep, making it hard for predators to get through as opposed to the hard snowpack of previous winters. Schwan and others say what they have been seeing as a result of the numbers game is foxes denning in areas they normally would not. Larson and Schwan both have spotted foxes denning along road ditches, perhaps in abandoned badger dens or in culverts. That doesn't bode well for fox pups that are often casualties of road kill. Similar reports have been coming in from farmers who have noticed foxes setting up house closer to buildings than before, even on power plant grounds in the Beulah area. Whatever the reason, the numbers have a lot of varmint hunters talking, especially on online forums like www.coyotehunter.net. And while the numbers may change and cycle, perception of the two species is harder to turn. Foxes have been, and likely always will be, considered cute and cuddly, while coyotes will most likely regarded as varmints or vermin. Tucker said if mange is a factor in population numbers as she suspects it is to some extent, the numbers will turn again in due time. "With mange, the population drives the cycle," she said. "I expect in the next five years to see it pick up again." (Reach reporter Brian Gehring at 250-8254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.) Mob rule common for crows harass an owl during the nesting season. Baby crows are like most children, not really prepared to take care On a recent Sunday, I of themselves in the real walked outside and heard a world without some flock of crows raising a parental guidance and proruckus. tection. I have heard many flocks If an owl were to hunt of crows make this same during the day, and they animat- sometimes do, catching a ed racket baby crow would be easy if many it were just the owl and the times. baby crow. Typically If the parents are presit will be ent, they can create such a because distraction with their they have found a large owl harassing that the baby roosting, but sometimes it crow has a chance of is a goshawk or other large escape. But this doesn't predator. explain a whole mob of I investigated and sure crows sitting around an owl enough a flock of 20 or so in mid-winter squawking crows were doing their best themselves silly. to make a great horned owl My personal opinion is miserable. Why? that they do it because they A variety of explanations want to and they can. They have been put forward on have good reason not to this particular phenome"like" the owl. In fact, they non but most of them give have good reason to hate as the root cause the fact the owl. I have watched that the great horned owl is birds my whole life and I the crows' mortal enemy. have seen birds exhibit That is to say the owl many behaviors that are will kill and eat the crow if called emotional responses given the chance. Most the- if humans do them. ories hold that if the crows They are behaviors that find the owl in the day, the act out the emotions that owl is then at a disadvanwe feel. I have seen bird tage and that it is somehow behaviors that I think an advantage for the crows embody fear, pride, to pester it. courage, tenderness and Given how much energy sadness, not to mention and time the crows spend the crow's hateful behavior. trying to pester the owl, it is I think crows attack owls difficult to imagine how it because that is what they is actually any real advanfeel like doing. tage, though. So the owl After all, a great horned loses some sleep. Will that owl is no legitimate threat make him less hungry or to an adult crow in the dayless proficient at catching time. In fact, I quite doubt crows at night? I don't think that many adult crows get so. caught by owls at night It does, however, pay to except at mass roost sites. It By ALAN VAN NORMAN Bismarck-Mandan Bird Club is the youngsters that the owl typically catches. I think adult crows just feel like being ornery to someone they can legitimately call an enemy because they can get away with it. If that is the case, why do they do it as a mob? I think it is a social event for them. Crows are very social creatures. They form complex relationships and have social hierarchies. A good owl mobbing gives them an opportunity to act out the same sorts of things humans act out at say a cocktail party or watching a sporting match. In any given mob there are always a few show-offs, a few grandstanders and a few wallflowers. But like any mob, things can sometimes go awry and turn ugly. A mob of crows could injure or even kill a juvenile owl and they would do given half the chance. But I don't think that is what was going on this past Sunday. I think what I saw was more of a crow rodeo, with a few young bucks trying to show off by taunting the owl by trying to actually touch him (like riding the bull), while the rest of them watched and cheered and socialized. Some would call that superimposing human emotions and motives on animals. I think it is just the opposite. I think it is recognizing that we humans do not have a monopoly on bad behavior. (Alan Van Norman is a neurosurgeon and has birded on several different continents.) Friday, Jan. 14 ARTS-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC: Ben Suchy Music, 5 p.m., Captain Freddys, Mandan. Dance to Jim Geiger, 7:30 p.m., VFW, 1326 E. Broadway Ave. $5 cover charge with proceeds donated to North Dakota National Guard Family Support Group and North Dakota Army Reserve Family Support Group. ORGANIZATIONS: Capital City AA, noon, 8 and 10 p.m., 1351 S. 12th St., door 1202. Keep It Simple AA, noon, Serenity Place. Missouri Slope Shrine Club, noon, AMVETS. New Hope AA, noon, New Freedom Center, 905 E. Interstate Ave. Serra Club, noon lunch, Municipal Country Club. Bismarck Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Elks Club. Moms in Touch for Bismarck High School, 2-3 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 800 N. Seventh St. Info: Deb, 527-4262. Happy Hour AA, 6 p.m., Serenity Place. Corvettes of Dakota Territory, 7 p.m., The Prime Steer. Singles 50 Plus pinochle and whist cards, 7 p.m., Bismarck Senior Center, use east door. Courage to Change AA, 7:30 p.m., Serenity Place, 1525 E. Thayer Ave. Hazen AA, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Hazen. Knife River Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Hazen. About nothing Continued from 1C has even been a day in North Dakota with wind less than 5 mph. And two -- again, it might be an age thing -- but extreme cold for me starts at about 10 below. The usual wind chill advisory is issued if the wind chill is between 25 and 39 below, with winds of 5 mph or higher. A wind chill warning is issued if the wind chill is more than 40 degrees below zero and the winds are 5 mph or higher. I have a less scientific method of telling when it's really cold outside: two dogs and a cat. The little dog is a low rider and knows enough to take care of his business quickly and come out of the cold. The cat won't even venture out. And the big dog? Well, she stays out for as long as she can stand it, bless her Labrador heart. The real measuring stick is my old Bronco with a million miles on it. Even before you try to turn over the engine, you know it's cold when you sit in driver's seat and it doesn't move. At all. It's like sitting on a cinder block. Rumor has it we may be in store for a January thaw and that will be welcome news for ice anglers, skiers and anyone else who may have cabin fever. So keep March 20 in mind -- the first day of spring. I guess it turns out I did a fair job of ranting without even trying. (Reach reporter Brian Gehring at 250-8254 or email@example.com.) NEED ? C A SbHss ra We buy guns. & pawn Mon 9am-8pm Tues-Fri 9am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm 212 W. Main 223-2304 bismarcktribune.com Bismarck Tribune Thursday, January 13, 2011 3C PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FILING A PERMIT RENEWAL AND REVISION TO CONDUCT SURFACE COAL MINING OPERATIONS The Falkirk Mining Company, P.O. Box No. 1087, Underwood, North Dakota 58576-1087, as applicant, has filed renewal and revision applications for Surface Coal Mining Permit NAFK9503, covering portions of Sections 7, 8, 18, 19, and 30,T145N, R82W and Sections 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34, 35, and 36, T145N, R83W and Sections 4, 5, and 9, T144N, R83W in McLean County, North Dakota, which contains 12,386.4 acres. Renewal No. 3 to Permit NAFK-9503 will extend the permit term another five years until April 15, 2016. Revision No. 21 identifies the next five-year coal removal subarea and updates mining and reclamation plans and other information in the permit. The permit area is located southwest of Underwood, North Dakota. The map shows the location of the City of Underwood, North Dakota, and the boundaries of the permit area. The names of The United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Map, which contains the area described and shown on the map, is Washburn . The owners of the surface and coal in the permit area are as follows: TRACT 1 T145N-R82W- Section 7: NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Laverna Scheid The Nokota Company Linda Louise Schmidt, Trustee of the Linda L. Schmidt 2007 Revocable Trust Arthur V. Seay, III Sidney Ray Lawler TRACT 2 T145N-R82W-Section 7: E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: LeRoy D.Traxel and Norma Traxel The Nokota Company Linda Louise Schmidt,Trustee of the Linda L. Schmidt 2007 Revocable Trust Arthur V. Seay, III Sidney Ray Lawler TRACT 3 T145N-R82W-Section 8: A triangular tract lying within the N1/2NW1/4, containing .4 acres, more or less SURFACE OWNERSHIP: Great River Energy COAL OWNERSHIP: Great River Energy TRACT 4 T145N-R82W-Section 18: NE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Laurance L. Heger and Nancy L. Heger Red Crown Royalties, LLC Three Forks Oil Corporation The Nokota Company TRACT 5 T145N-R82W-Section 18 E1/2 of Lot 1, Lot 2, E1/2NW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Laurance L. Heger and Nancy L. Heger Red Crown Royalties, LLC Three Forks Oil Corporation The Nokota Company TRACT 6 T145N-R82W-Section 18: W1/2 of Lot 1 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Laurance L. Heger and Nancy L. Heger Red Crown Royalties, LLC Three Forks Oil Corporation The Nokota Company TRACT 7 T145N-R82W-Section 18: Lots 3, 4, E1/2SW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: United States of America -- Bureau of Land Management TRACT 8 T145N-R82W-Section 19: Lots 1, 2, E1/2NW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: John C. Samuelson Loren F. Gradin TRACT 9 T145N-R82W-Section 19: Lots 3, 4, E1/2SW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Janet Steckler Lucille Gardella Maurice Heger and Ione Heger Loren F. Gradin TRACT 10 T145N-R82W-Section 30: Lots 1, 2, E1/2NW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Marian Reinhardt State of North Dakota -- State Land Department TRACT 11 T145N-R82W-Section 30: Lots 3, 4, E1/2SW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: Roger O. Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Neal Peterson - Cheryl Gillespie COAL OWNERSHIP: Roger O. Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Neal Peterson - Cheryl Gillespie TRACT 12 T145N-R83W-Section 13: SE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Heger Land Trust Dated 4-30-08, Deborah Siem, Laurance Heger, and Carl Heger, Trustees Richard Ernsdorf August R. Johnson Jean Neville, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Laurel A. Ross - Linda J. Dillon - Robert L. Neville TRACT 13 T145N-R83W-Section 24: NE1/4, less Outlot A SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Barbara Lee Jones TRACT 14 T145N-R83W-Section 24: Outlot A of the NE1/4, described as follows: Beginning at a point that is located 1484.0 feet South of the northeast corner of Section 24, thence West and parallel with the North section line a distance of 1972.0 feet to a point, thence North and parallel with the East section line a distance of 492.0 feet, thence West and parallel with the North section line a distance of 668.0 feet to the quarter section line, thence South along the quarter section line a distance of 918.0 feet, thence East and parallel with the North section line a distance of 668.0 feet, thence North and parallel with the East section line a distance of 226.0 feet, thence East and parallel with the North section line a distance of 1972.0 feet to the East section line of Section 24, thence North along the East section line a distance of 200 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 23.14 acres, more or less. SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Randy Van Asperen Barbara Lee Jones Bruce Allen Gradin TRACT 15 T145N-R83W-Section 24: NW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Michael Berg Barbara Lee Jones Bruce Allen Gradin TRACT 16 T145N-R83W-Section 24: SW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Barbara Lee Jones Bruce Allen Gradin TRACT 17 T145N-R83W-Section 24: SE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Carol J. Reinhiller and Thomas R. Reinhiller Joy M. Ochsner and Gary L. Ochsner Judith K. Simpfenderfer and Jerome D. Simpfenderfer Sylvia Thompson TRACT 18 T145N-R83W-Section 25: NE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: John C. Samuelson and Helen K. Samuelson Shaun Stewart Erica LeFevers Chris Stewart Brett Stewart Sarah LeFevers TRACT 19 T145N-R83W-Section 25: NW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Rita McCreary and Edward McCreary William Frederick Lindell and Patricia Lindell TRACT 20 T145N-R83W-Section 25: SW1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: Jeffrey G. Culver Harry W. Samuelson, Jr., as Trustee of the Harry W. Samuelson, Jr. Revocable Trust Lois Samuelson, as Trustee of the Lois Samuelson Revocable Trust TRACT 21 T145N-R83W-Section 25: SE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: John C. Samuelson and Helen K. Samuelson Dorothy E. Samuelson TRACT 22 T145N-R83W-Section 36: NE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company COAL OWNERSHIP: State of North Dakota -- State Land Department Carol Adams Sharon Huber Donald Bender Paul J. Bender Brenda Dietrich Marlin Bender Merlin Bender LeRoy Bender The Estate of Elmer Bender TRACT 23 T145N-R83W-Section 36: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: Dean Bender Rayland Bender Trent Bender Nanette Aragon Hope Witte NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Carol J. Reinhiller and Thomas R. Reinhiller Joy M. Ochsner and Gary L. Ochsner Judith K. Simpfenderfer and Jerome D. Simpfenderfer Sylvia Thompson State of North Dakota -- State Land Department SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company AgriBank, FCB Adele C. Sayler Myldred Swanson Myrtle Breeding Stanley E. Sayler, Sr. Norma J. Schacher Linda G. Hoerner Elizabeth Reiland SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Arnold J. Schafer and Gretchen M. Schafer, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Mary Schafer Conlon - Macy J. Schafer - Marty J. Schafer - Monty R. Schafer - AgriBank, FCB SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Adele Sayler Myrtle Breeding Elizabeth Reiland Stanley E. Sayler, Sr. Norma J. Schacher Linda G. Hoerner NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Heger Land Trust Dated 4-30-08, Deborah Siem, Laurance Heger, and Carl Heger, Trustees State of North Dakota -- State Land Department The Nokota Company Three Forks Oil Corporation Red Crown Royalties, LLC NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Ervin R. Schafer Revocable Trust Dated 10-10-89 W. L. Braun Oil Properties Revocable Trust Dated 10-22-98 Laverna McKelvy The Estate of Donald D. Schafer The Falkirk Mining Company NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Ervin R. Schafer Revocable Trust Dated 10-10-89 NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Adeline L. Schafer Revocable Trust Dated 10-10-89 SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Richard Ernsdorf The Nokota Company Three Forks Oil Corporation The Falkirk Mining Company SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company August R. Johnson The Nokota Company Three Forks Oil Corporation The Falkirk Mining Company E1/2 The Falkirk Mining Company Rita McCreary and Edward McCreary William Frederick Lindell and Patricia Lindell NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Terry Ollenburger Audrey Schubarth Jane Ollenburger Monte Ollenburger SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Barbara J. Hoffer Eileen C. Zander NE1/4 William Frederick Lindell and Patricia Lindell William Frederick Lindell and Patricia Lindell Rita McCreary and Edward McCreary NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company William Frederick Lindell and Patricia Lindell Rita McCreary and Edward McCreary SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Anne Carlsen Center for Children Home on the Range Dakota Boys Ranch of Minot Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation Birka Country Church First Lutheran Church Melvin A. Christenson Revocable Trust Darlene Roach SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company William Frederick Lindell and Patricia Lindell Rita McCreary and Edward McCreary NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Falkirk Mining Company W1/2NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Anne Carlsen Center for Children Home on the Range Dakota Boys Ranch of Minot Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation Birka Country Church First Lutheran Church Melvin A. Christenson Revocable Trust Darlene Roach E1/2NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Estate of George W. Swanson Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, less the south 40 rods of Lots 1 and 2 The Falkirk Mining Company Ernest E. Slagg, Life Estate Remaindermen: - George L. Swanson and Val Rae Swanson Adeline M. Slagg Elda Ann Baisch Marlys Slagg Kevin Slagg Wayne Slagg Julie Slagg Steven W. Slagg Miles J. Slagg Marsha F. Slagg Carolyne Currier Jerald Slagg Connie Jo Hill Val Rae Swanson The south 40 rods of Lots 1 and 2 The Falkirk Mining Company State of North Dakota -- State Land Department Adeline M. Slagg Elda Ann Baisch Marlys Slagg Kevin Slagg Wayne Slagg Julie Slagg Steven W. Slagg Miles J. Slagg Marsha F. Slagg Carolyne Currier Jerald Slagg Connie Jo Hill Val Rae Swanson SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Gertrude E. Burck Cleo Kersey Kitty Tweeten SE1/4 TRACT 54 T145N-R83W-Section 10: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 55 T145N-R83W-Section 10: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 56 T145N-R83W-Section 15: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 57 T145N-R83W-Section 15: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 58 T145N-R83W-Section 15: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 59 T145N-R83W-Section 15: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 60 T145N-R83W-Section 15: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 61 T145N-R83W-Section 15: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 62 T145N-R83W-Section 21: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 63 T145N-R83W-Section 22: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 53 T144N-R83W-Section 9: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 47 T144N-R83W-Section 5: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 48 T144N-R83W-Section 5: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company State of North Dakota -- State Land Department Elda Ann Baisch Carolyne S. Currier and Arch N. Currier Steven W. Slagg Miles J. Slagg Marsha F. Slagg Val Rae Swanson Jerald A. Slagg Connie Jo Hill Adeline M. Slagg Marlys Slagg Kevin Slagg Wayne Slagg Julie Slagg Lots 3 and 4 Milton L. Holznagel Revocable Trust Dated 1-9-95 Milton L. Holznagel Revocable Trust Dated 1-9-95 Lots 1 and 2 Roger Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Neal Peterson - Cheryl Gillespie Roger Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Neal Peterson - Cheryl Gillespie SW1/4, less an 8 ac. tract in the SE1/4SW1/4 Milton L. Holznagel Revocable Trust Dated 1-9-95 Milton L. Holznagel Revocable Trust Dated 1-9-95 an 8 ac. tract in the SE1/4SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Falkirk Mining Company SE1/4 Roger Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Neal Peterson - Cheryl Gillespie Roger Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Neal Peterson - Cheryl Gillespie NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Marlys D.Allen and Lisa E.Allen April Azar Jana J.Azar WLK Resources, LLC Fred S.Wright, Jr. Nancy Elizabeth Brooks Mary Evelyn King Dana Denise Wright Major David L.Wright Thomas Russell Wright, Jr. Fred S.Wright, Jr.,Trustee of the Fred S.Wright, Jr. Trust Plains Exploration & Production Company Henry Lerman Irving Lerner Linda Petroleum Co. Williston Projects, Inc. Cotton 4 Mineral Trust Cotton 6 Mineral Trust George E. Moss, Jr. John K. Moss Myra Ellen Moss Roscoe Moss, III Frank Jeppi Bi-Pass Trust J & L Hauptman Family Partnership Phillip Mandel Louis Dorfman Myron H. Dorfman Singer Bros. S&P Co.,A Louisiana Partnership Fleischaker Mineral Company, LLC Teton Properties, LLC S D Resources, Ltd. A.G.S. Limited Partnership Eculirra Oil & Gas, LLC NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company State of North Dakota -- State Land Department April Azar Jana J.Azar WLK Resources, LLC Fred S.Wright, Jr. Nancy Elizabeth Brooks Mary Evelyn King Dana Denise Wright Major David L.Wright Thomas Russell Wright, Jr. Fred S.Wright, Jr.,Trustee of the Fred S.Wright, Jr. Trust Plains Exploration & Production Company Henry Lerman Irving Lerner Linda Petroleum Co. Williston Projects, Inc. Cotton 4 Mineral Trust Cotton 6 Mineral Trust George E. Moss, Jr. John K. Moss Myra Ellen Moss Roscoe Moss, III Frank Jeppi Bi-Pass Trust J & L Hauptman Family Partnership Phillip Mandel Louis Dorfman Myron H. Dorfman Singer Bros. S&P Co.,A Louisiana Partnership Fleischaker Mineral Company, LLC Teton Properties, LLC S D Resources, Ltd. A.G.S. Limited Partnership Eculirra Oil & Gas, LLC SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Pennington Living Trust Dated 4-28-99 SE1/4, less 2.55 ac. hwy. The Falkirk Mining Company MDR Landenberger Family Trust Dated 10-19-02 NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Barbara J. Hoffer Eileen C. Zander State of North Dakota -- State Land Department NE1/4, less tracts of 7.21 ac. and 5.75 ac. The Falkirk Mining Company Estate of George W. Swanson State of North Dakota -- State Land Department 5.75 ac. in the NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Falkirk Mining Company State of North Dakota -- State Land Department 7.21 ac. in the NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company George L. Swanson and Val Rae Swanson State of North Dakota -- State Land Department SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company MDR Landenberger Family Trust Dated 10-19-02 The Reserve Petroleum Company SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Reserve Petroleum Company State of North Dakota -- State Land Department SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Falkirk Mining Company NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Estate of George W. Swanson Estates of Carl H. Reimers and Margaret A. Reimers Darlene Ostboe Michael Ranum Mark Ranum Andrew Ranum Norm Ostboe and Darlene A. Ostboe Donna L. Bloomquist Gerald T.Woolworth Patricia A. Reimers Mary O. Reimers Charlotte L. Potter Gary B. Reimers Ronald J. Stroh and Arlyce J. Stroh Karen Louise Sorensen NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Milton Sayler and Kathy Sayler Marcia Walker, Life Estate Remaindermen: Cont. On TRACT 24 T145N-R83W-Section 13: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 25 T145N-R83W-Section 11: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 26 T145N-R83W-Section 11: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 49 T144N-R83W-Section 5: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 50 T144N-R83W-Section 5: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 51 T144N-R83W-Section 5: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: TRACT 27 T145N-R83W-Section 13: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 52 T144N-R83W-Section 9: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 28 T145N-R83W-Section 13: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 29 T145N-R83W-Section 14: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 30 T145N-R83W-Section 14: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 31 T145N-R83W-Section 14: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 32 T145N-R83W-Section 14: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 33 T145N-R83W-Section 23: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 34 T145N-R83W-Section 23: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 35 T145N-R83W-Section 23: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 36 T145N-R83W-Section 26: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 37 T145N-R83W-Section 26: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 38 T145N-R83W-Section 26: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 39 T145N-R83W-Section 26: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 40 T145N-R83W-Section 35: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 41 T145N-R83W-Section 35: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 42 T145N-R83W-Section 35: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 43 T144N-R83W-Section 4: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 44 T144N-R83W-Section 4: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 45 T144N-R83W-Section 4: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 46 T144N-R83W-Section 4: TRACT 64 T145N-R83W-Section 22: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: Pg 4C Page 4C Thursday, January 13, 2011 Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com FISHING REPORT Not much information to report on ice fishing this week. With the cold, snow and wind, not many anglers have been getting out. More and more houses, though, are starting to pop up near the Totten Trail ramp at Lake Audubon as well as Sweet Briar. A few have been fishing Dakota Waters Resort near Beulah and catching a few pike when they can keep the smelt from biting. The last report from the Tailrace was that boats were catching walleye with jigs and minnow and some being caught off the walls and the rip-rap. Some pike and perch are being caught at Cattail and Beaver down south, but changing river releases and levels are changing ice conditions. Might be a good time to go through your gear and get organized for when the weather does straighten out -- hopefully. -- Brian Gehring WHOPPERS Upsilon Lake Crappie: Bryden Indvik, St. John, 2-3. Devils Lake White bass: Ross Jentink, Brooklyn Park, Minn., 3-6. PUBLIC NOTICE Cont. From Pg., 3C - John B.Walker - Samuel C.Walker SW1/4, less 5 ac. in the SW corner and less the SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Erma Carlson Marva Deane Finck Karen Carlson SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4, less 3.75 ac. The Falkirk Mining Company Erma Carlson Marva Deane Finck Karen Carlson 3.75 ac. in the SE1/4SE1/4SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company The Falkirk Mining Company SE1/4, less the SW1/4SW1/4SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Estate of George W. Swanson SW1/4SW1/4SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Estate of George W. Swanson N1/2NW1/4,W1/2NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Erma Carlson Marva D. Finck Karen J. Carlson E1/2NE1/4 Marva Deane Finck Marva Deane Finck SW1/4, S1/2NW1/4 Eileen C. Zander Eileen C. Zander SE1/4 Dwight D. Gradin and Denise Gradin Dwight D. Gradin and Denise Gradin Miles W. Gradin Wallyn K. Lee Mark E. Gradin Kyle E. Gradin The Irene V. Johannes Revocable Living Trust Dated 5-15-96 NW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Erma Carlson Estates of Carl H. Reimers and Margaret A. Reimers Darlene Ostboe Michael Ranum Mark Ranum Andrew Ranum Norm Ostboe and Darlene A. Ostboe Donna L. Bloomquist Gerald T.Woolworth Patricia A. Reimers Mary O. Reimers Charlotte L. Potter Gary B. Reimers Ronald J. Stroh and Arlyce J. Stroh Karen Louise Sorensen NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Erma Carlson SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Janice E. Hanson Bonnie J. Kuntz SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Janice E. Hanson Bonnie J. Kuntz NW1/4 Dwight D. Gradin and Denise Gradin Dwight D. Gradin and Denise Gradin Miles W. Gradin Wallyn K. Lee Mark E. Gradin Kyle E. Gradin The Irene V. Johannes Revocable Living Trust Dated 5-15-96 NE1/4 Dwight D. Gradin and Denise Gradin Dwight D. Gradin and Denise Gradin Miles W. Gradin Wallyn K. Lee Mark E. Gradin Kyle E. Gradin The Irene V. Johannes Revocable Living Trust Dated 5-15-96 NW1/4 Sharyn M. Calton Sharyn M. Calton North 100 ac. of the NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Anne Carlsen Center for Children Home on the Range Dakota Boys Ranch of Minot Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation Birka Country Church First Lutheran Church Melvin A. Christenson Revocable Trust Darlene Roach South 60 ac. of the NE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Anne Carlsen Center for Children Home on the Range Dakota Boys Ranch of Minot Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation Birka Country Church First Lutheran Church Melvin A. Christenson Revocable Trust Darlene Roach SW1/4 Mildred Leidholm, as Trustee of the Lloyd Leidholm Testamentary Trust Roy B. Leidholm and Eva Leidholm, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Brian Leidholm - Cordell Leidholm - Glynda Janz - Karen Perkerewicz - Dean Leidholm - Tammy Novak - Sharon Rivers - Dwayne Leidholm Mildred Jahner and Valentine Jahner, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Curtis Jahner - Brent Jahner Mildred Leidholm, as Trustee of the Lloyd Leidholm Testamentary Trust Roy B. Leidholm and Eva Leidholm, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Brian Leidholm - Cordell Leidholm - Glynda Janz - Karen Perkerewicz - Dean Leidholm - Tammy Novak - Sharon Rivers - Dwayne Leidholm Mildred Jahner and Valentine Jahner, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Curtis Jahner - Brent Jahner SE1/4 SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 65 T145N-R83W-Section 22: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 66 T145N-R83W-Section 22: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 66A T145N-R83W-Section 22: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 67 T145N-R83W-Section 22: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 68 T145N-R83W-Section 22: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 69 T145N-R83W-Section 28: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 70 T145N-R83W-Section 28: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 71 T145N-R83W-Section 28: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: Barbara J. Hoffer TRACT 72 T145N-R83W-Section 28: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: The Falkirk Mining Company Hazel Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - James Peterson - Dennis L. Peterson - Duaine J. Peterson - Jane Schulz - Susan Krebsbach State of North Dakota � State Land Department SW1/4 Thomas W. Lindell and David A. Lindell William F. Lindell and Patricia Lindell Robert L. Erickson and Susan F. Lawrence SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Barbara J. Hoffer Eileen C. Zander Alma Nelson Arvin Swanson Marcia Steinwand Rodney Swanson Sheryl Willits SW1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company Hazel Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - James Peterson - Dennis L. Peterson - Duaine J. Peterson - Jane Schulz - Susan Krebsbach State of North Dakota � State Land Department TRACT 15 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 6: Lots 4 and 5, SE1/4NW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 16 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 9: SE1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 17 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 9: SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 18 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 10: S1/2S1/2 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 19 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 6: Lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 20 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 2: Lot 1, SE1/4NE1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 21 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 6: Lot 3 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company A copy of the Application for Renewal of Permit NACT-9001 is available for public inspection at the office of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 408, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0480, and at the office of the County Auditor, Mercer County Courthouse, Stanton, North Dakota 58571. Written comments, objections, or requests for an informal conference on the renewal and revision may be submitted by any person with an interest that is or may be adversely affected, to the North Dakota Public Service Commission, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 408, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0480, within 30 days after the last publication of this notice. Any request for informal conference must be in writing to the Commission. The request must also state specifically the issues or objections that an affected party has regarding the renewal. The Coteau Properties Company 204 County Road 15 Beulah, North Dakota 58523 TRACT 84 T145N-R83W-Section 35: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 85 T145N-R83W-Section 35: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 86 T145N-R83W-Section 36: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: SE1/4 The Falkirk Mining Company State of North Dakota � State Land Department Duaine J. Peterson and Deana R. Peterson Hazel Peterson, Life Estate Remaindermen: - Duaine J. Peterson and Deana R. Peterson Copies of the revision and renewal applications for surface coal mining Permit NAFK-9503 are available for public inspection at the offices of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, Capitol Building, Bismarck, North Dakota, and at the offices of the County Auditor, McLean County Courthouse,Washburn, North Dakota. Written comments, objections, or requests for informal conferences on the application may be submitted by any person with an interest which is or may be adversely affected to the North Dakota Public Service Commission, Capitol Building, Bismarck, North Dakota, within 30 days after the last publication of this notice. TRACT 87 T145N-R83W-Section 36: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 73 T145N-R83W-Section 27: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: 1/13, 20, 27 & 2/3 - 606244 Bismarck Rural Fire Protection District Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM at the Bismarck Rural Fire Hall, located at 5800 E. Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58504, during which the regular business of the board will be conducted. 1/13 - 606250 ADVERTISEMENT City of Bismarck � Forestry Division Quotes for stump removal during the calendar year 2011 will be received in the City of Bismarck Forestry office until Thursday, February 4, 2011 at 1:30p.m. The stumps are located in the boulevard area at different locations and addresses throughout Bismarck. Call the Forestry office at 355-1733 for "Stump Removal Specifications" and "Request for Quotes" forms. Mail or deliver "Requests for Quotes" form in a sealed envelope marked "2011 Stump Removal Quotes" to: Bismarck Forestry Division, 601 S 26th Street, PO Box 5503, Bismarck, ND 585065503. Quotes will be opened at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2011 in the Conference Room of the Public Works building at 601 S 26th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota. 1/6 & 13 - 606231 Name,Address and Telephone No. of Attorney Larson Latham Huettl LLP 521 East Main Ave., Suite 450 P. O. Box 2056 Bismarck, ND 58502 (701) 223-5300 David M. Knoll Attorneys for: The Estate of Arthur Lonnberg IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR BURLEIGH COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA In the Matter of the Estate of Arthur Lonnberg, deceased Probate No. 08-10-P-209 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above estate. Pursuant to Section 30.1-19.01 of the North Dakota Century Code, all persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be presented to Jamon Lonnberg, 610 21st Ave NE, Jamestown, ND 58401, Personal Representative, or filed with the Court. Dated this 29th day of November, 2010. /s/Jamon Lonnberg Jamon Lonnberg Personal Representative 1/6, 13 & 20 - 606234 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for the Salvation Army Northern Division Kitchen Renovation, Bismarck, North Dakota will be received at the Salvation Army Building, 601 South Washington Street, Bismarck, ND until February 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM (local time). All bids received after the scheduled time will be returned to the bidder unopened. All bids received will be opened and read aloud at 3:30 PM, February 3, 2011 at the Salvation Army Building located at 601 South Washington Street, Bismarck, ND. The Project consists of selective demolition, and Kitchen renovation. Bidders shall submit separate bids for the General Construction work, Plumbing Construction work , HVAC Construction work and Electrical Construction work. Contractors desiring to submit a bid may obtain a copy of the contract documents from Ritterbush-Ellig-Hulsing P.C. Architects and Planners, 711 Riverwood Drive, Suite 1, Bismarck, ND 58504-6220 upon receipt of $100.00 deposit. The deposit will be refunded to Contractors who submit a bonafide bid, and who return the contract documents in good condition within ten (10) days after the opening of bids. All nonresponsive bidders shall forfeit their deposit to the Architect. The project drawings and specifications will also be on file at the following Builder's Exchanges: Construction Plans ExchangeBismarck, Bismarck-Mandan Builders Exchange, Minot Builders Exchange, Fargo/Moorhead Builders Exchange, Minneapolis Builders Exchange, McGraw Hill and Reed Market Data. Each bid shall be submitted in duplicated copy and enclosed in a sealed opaque envelope upon which there is disclosed the necessary information as required by the Supplementary Instructions to Bidders. Each bid shall be accompanied by a separate sealed opaque envelope containing a Bidder's bond made payable to The Salvation Army and executed by the Bidder as principal and by a surety company authorized to do business in North Dakota, in a sum equal to five percent (5%) of the Bidder's highest total bid combination, including all add alternates to the bid items, conditioned that if Bidder's proposal be accepted and the contract awarded to him, he within ten (10) days after notice of such award, will effect and execute a contract in accordance with the terms of his bid and a contractor's bond as required by law and the regulations and determinations of the Owner. AIA Document A310, Bid Bond should be used to execute the bid guarantee. In compliance with Section 43-07-12 of the North Dakota Century Code, each contractor submitting a bid must have a copy of his North Dakota Contractor's License or certificate of renewal thereof issued by the Secretary of State enclosed in the bid bond envelope; must be licensed for the highest amount of his total bid combination including add alternates; and such license must have been in effect at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the bid opening. No bid will be read or considered which does not fully comply with the provisions herein as to bonds and licenses, and any deficient bid submitted will be resealed and returned to the Bidder immediately. The Owner reserves the right to hold all legitimate bids for a period of Thirty (30) days after the date fixed for the opening thereof. The Owner further reserves the right to reject any and all bids or portions thereof and to waive irregularities, and the Owner shall incur no legal liability for the payment of any monies until the contract is awarded and approved by the proper authorities. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance-Payment Bond. Dated this January 7, 2011 Major Lee Morrison The Salvation Army Northern Division 601 South Washington Street Bismarck, ND 58504 1/13, 20 & 27 - 606245 TRACT 74 T145N-R83W-Section 27: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 75 T145N-R83W-Section 27: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 76 T145N-R83W-Section 27: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 77 T145N-R83W-Section 33: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION REFERENCE MAP RIVERDALE PERMIT NAFK-9503 RENEWAL #3 SECTION 1.2.4i 1/13, 20, 27 & 2/3 - 606246 NOTICE OF FILING OF AN APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF PERMIT TO CONDUCT SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS The Coteau Properties Company, 204 County Road 15, Beulah, ND 58523, has filed an application for renewal of Permit NACT-9001 with the North Dakota Public Service Commission. The current permit area covers portions of Sections 1, 2, 3, and 11, T145N, R88W; and Sections 5, 6, 9, and 10, T145N, R87W, of the Fifth Principle Meridian, Mercer County, North Dakota, and contains approximately 2818.651 acres. The permit term will be from April 16, 2011 to April 16, 2016. The permit area is approximately nine miles north of Beulah, North Dakota, and is found on the Beulah NE and Hazen NW, North Dakota USGS quadrangle maps. The map shows the distance to the city of Beulah, North Dakota, and the outline of the permit area. The owners of the surface in the permit area are as follows: TRACT 1 Township145 North, Range 88 West Section 1: Lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 2 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 1: Lots 3 and 4, S1/2NW1/4, E1/2SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 3 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 1:W1/2SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 3-A Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 11: E1/2NE1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 4 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 1: SE1/4 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 6: Lots 6 and 7, E1/2SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 5 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 2: A 13.64 acre tract in the SW1/4NE1/4 of said section, which is described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of the NE1/4 Section 2, thence due north 450 feet, thence due east 1,320 feet, thence due south 450 feet, thence due west 1,320 feet to the point of beginning. Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 6 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 2: E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NE1/4, less and except a 13.64 acre tract of land in the SW1/4NE1/4 of said section, which is described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of the NE1/4 Section 2, thence due north 450 feet, thence due east 1,320 feet, thence due south 450 feet, thence due west 1,320 feet to the point of beginning. Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 7 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 2: Lots 2, 3, and 4, SW1/4NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 8 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 2: E1/2SW1/4SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 9 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 2: SE1/4 Section 11: NW1/4NE1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 10 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 3: Lots 1 and 2, S1/2NE1/4 less the south 660 feet of the SW1/4NE1/4 Surface Ownership: E.Wayne Eisenbeis and Margo L. Eisenbeis Subject to Contract for Deed from: Erwin Eisenbeis and Evelyn Eisenbeis,Trustees UTD, Dated May 7, 1992 TRACT 11 Township 145 North, Range 88 West Section 3: NE1/4SE1/4? Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 12 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 5: N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 13 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 5: SW1/4SW1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 14 Township 145 North, Range 87 West Section 6: SE1/4 Surface Ownership: The Coteau Properties Company TRACT 78 T145N-R83W-Section 33: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 79 T145N-R83W-Section 34: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 80 T145N-R83W-Section 34: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 81 T145N-R83W-Section 34: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 82 T145N-R83W-Section 34: SURFACE OWNERSHIP: COAL OWNERSHIP: TRACT 83 T145N-R83W-Section 34: A public notice is information informing citizens of government activities that may affect the citizens' everyday lives. 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Private party ads require pre-payment with ad orders. In person Walk-in advertisers Main office: 707 E. Front Ave. (entrance located on 7th Street & Sweet Ave.) Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 701.258.6900 You've never seen Classifieds like this before! Employment Construction Equipment Clerk 1-866-476-5348 *both positions located at Center for Family Medicine, Bismarck, ND MVP in the Belfield - Dickinson area 302-334 NOW HIRING Tankwagon Delivery Drivers Great starting pay plus benefits package. Must have CDL with Hazmat Endorsement. MVP values integrity, respect and excellence. Come to work for a great company that pays well, has great benefits and values its drivers. #11-174 Requires 3 years experience in a clinical setting. LPN license in the state of ND, graduate of accredited college. Experience in clinical nursing procedures/ operations. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification or CPR. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work closely with faculty and resident physicians. Subject to Criminal History Background Check. Prefer Experience in dermatology clinic setting. SALARY: $ 26,000plus/year CLOSING DATE: 1/14/2011 LPN Westcon Inc., a general contractor located in Bismarck, North Dakota is seeking a motivated individual to join our team. A construction background is preferred, this position will focus on construction equipment tracking. Computer skills required. Excel, MS Office a must. Please send resume by Jan. 14th, 2011 to: Midwest Motor Express Equal Opportunity Employer Immediate opening for BISMARCK Is now hiring for MANDAN Extra cash is just around the corner with a paper route. Call today! 4:30am to 1:00pm M-F. Prefer CDL & Hazmat Endorsement or obtain both within the first 6 months of being hired and 1 year supervisory experience is preferred. FT DOCK SUPERVISOR Morning Stock Crew Monday - Saturday 5am to 9am Westcon Inc. Attn: HR Director PO Box 1735 Bismarck, ND 58502 Apply in person at: Pickup an application from 8am-5 pm M-F at: Midwest Motor Express 5015 E. Main Ave. Bismarck or call Randy 701-223-1880 MENARDS 3300 State St. Bismarck, ND (Rt. 3059) 16th St NW, 5th Ave NW. . . . . . . .24 papers. . . .$100 (Rt. 3068) 1st Ave NE, 3rd St NE............55 papers. . . .$220 (Rt. 3086) 12th ave Se, 19th St SE.........46 papers. . . .$160 (Rt. 3087) 9th Ave SE, Emberland Rd. . . . . .44 papers. . . .$155 (Rt. 3073) 14th Ave SE, 19th St SE.........93 papers. . . .$320 (Rt. 3017) Collins, 15th St. NE..............108 papers. . . .$375 (Rt. 3084) 11th St. NW, Division.............28 papers. . . . . .$95 (Rt. 3021) Collins Ct, 6th-9th Sts. NW. . . . .56 papers. . . .$180 (All route pricing subject to Ron at 250-8215 change based on paper amount) firstname.lastname@example.org Laurel at 355-8826 email@example.com Jesse at 250-8222 firstname.lastname@example.org Call 1-800-247-0044 or 701-663-5091 and ask for Jim. has an immediate opening for a career-minded Class B Commercial Driver. Applicant must have a clean driving record as well as a Tanker and Hazardous Material endorsement. Please send resume to: Farmers Union Oil Co. Wilton, ND CDL Driver BREAD POETS Is now hiring: Full & Part-time Day Positions for our bakery and Bernie Farmers Union Oil Co. PO Box 126 Wilton, ND 58579 Competitive pay and a great place to work. Sonnets Sandwich Shop Immediate FT position. INSURABLE DRIVER WITH CLEAN RECORD. Position includes but not limited to: freight handling, lifting, delivery, driving, set up and other general delivery/ warehouse duties. Excellent benefits include BC/BS Health Ins., dental plan, retirement package. Drug screening part of the application process. Apply in person to: Matt Bosch at I Keating Furniture World Kirkwood Mall, Bismarck. Delivery Driver Apply in person at: 106 E. Thayer Ave. Or contact Damon at: 701-222-4445 #11-175 Requires 3 years experience in medical billing and coding and insurance processing. Knowledge of ICD-9 diagnosis and CPT procedural coding. Must have knowledge of registration procedures, excellent computer skills, data entry experience, telephone skills and etiquette. Multi-line phone system experience. Basic accounting/ bookkeeping skills. Maintains strict confidentiality to all information acquired in course of performing job. Subject to Criminal History Background Check. Prefer Experience in dermatology coding. Certified Professional Coder. Medical Terminology coursework completion. SALARY: $ 24,000plus/year CLOSING DATE: 1/14/2011 BUSINESS OFFICE ADMIN CLERK Taking applications for the following: COUNTRY WEST MVP Is Now Hiring For: Good Benefits Available! PT Banquet Servers Classified Ads* CASHIERS Good hourly pay plus commission & benefits. ALL SHIFTS!! Apply in person at: 605 E. Broadway Bismarck ANOTHER MAN'S treasures. Don't let those unused items collect more dust! You could be collecting $$$. Call 258-6900 to place your ad. Apply in person at the store: 2205 Tyler Parkway Bismarck, ND *Some categories excluded Cenex C-Store and Hot Stuff Pizza Wilton, ND is looking for a Friendly, Energetic, and Creative In reply, please refer to position name & number, send letter of application and resume to: Human Resources Twamly Hall Rm. 313 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010 www.human resources.und.edu EOE/AA FT Warehouse/ Delivery or more DOE, benefits, and clean driving record. Apply in person at: Zimmerman's Furniture, 317 E. Main, Bismarck $9.50/hour Join Our Team! Mandan Central Market is looking for Need to make a car payment? Want to save for vacation? Getting married/saving for wedding? Buying furniture? Choose Tribune Classifieds. CHOOSE RESULTS. Food Service Management exp. required. Good oral & written communications skills & leadership skills are a must. We offer competitive wages & a full benefit package. Please send resume to: Attn: Bernie Farmers Union Oil Co. PO Box 126 Wilton, ND 58579 Applications accepted thru January 21, 2011 Food Service Manager Central Dakota Humane Society is Accepting applications for PT Cleaning Positions (9am-noon) Both include weekends. Please apply in person. Tues~ Sat 1pm-6pm at shelter, 3 miles north of Mandan on Hwy 1806. Immediate Openings Cust Sales / Service $17+ base/appt. Ideal for students. PT/FT Flex schedules. No exp. necessary, conditions apply. All ages 18+ Call 701-250-6666 PT Supervisor/Cashier & Evening Cashiers Must be available weekends. Great Benefit Package including: � Employee discount on entire grocery purchase � Rewards program � Advancement opportunities � And more benefits available GREAT SECOND INCOME! $100-$400+ per month � Must have reliable car Papers must be delivered by 6:00 am 7 days a week FAIRFIELD INN North Bismarck � FT/PT Guest Service Agents � Housekeeping Apply in person at: 1120 E. Century Ave. Looking for a Rewarding Experience? Seeking non-medical PT Fine Dining Server Apply in person at: Bismarck/Mandan Elks 900 S. Washington St. to assist seniors in their home. Top hourly wages. Apply in person at: FT & PT CAREGIVERS Visiting Angels wanted for manufactured homes. Repairs, remodeling etc. Call 701-663-9219 SERVICE PERSON 1102 S. Washington St. Suite 310, Bismarck or call 701-250-1800 Apply in person at 504 W Main, Mandan or apply online at www.thefreshplace.com/employment For more information on routes, contact: Ron at 250-8215 email@example.com Laurel at 355-8826 firstname.lastname@example.org Page 6C Thursday, January 13, 2011 Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com Sales Representative Excellent opportunity for an experienced and motivated Sales Representative. In this position, you will service existing accounts through regular calls and weekly visits, manage profitability and A/R levels of accounts, utilize a call planning approach to develop new prospects, ensure complete knowledge of all foodservice products, features, and benefits and maintain positive account relationships. Candidates must have related sales experience with food service/hospitality exp. preferred but not required. Please apply online at: by 1/19/2011, Job # 11000149 - Territory Manager - Bismarck EOE M/F/V/D Bismarck 10-15 hrs / week, flexible. Send resume to: BB 949 in c/o The Bismarck Tribune, PO Box 5516, Bismarck, ND 58506 PT Secretary/ Receptionist Heartview Foundation Now Hiring For: FLOW MOBILE of Dickinson is looking for a now hiring: Exp. PM Bartenders and AM/PM Servers Apply in person at: 1103 E. Front Avenue no phone calls please BISTRO Apply in person at: Monday-Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm 526 S 3rd, Bismarck Daytime Servers Maintenance & Dishwashers www.usfoodservice. com/careers Thurs~Sat from Noon ~ 4 (schedule may vary) Competitive Wages. Apply in person Mon ~ Fri, AM Daytime Servers is looking for a persuasive, outgoing, experienced & motivated WHOLESALE SUPPLY CO., INC. Stadium/ Lodge 1247 West Divide A SCHEDULE of insertions gives your ad a chance to reach a wider audience of the most "qualified" prospects. A REGULAR advertising presence in the DAILY newspaper builds identification and keeps your business top-ofmind! for Bismarck, Dickinson, and Beulah areas. In this position, you will service existing accounts through regular calls and weekly visits, manage profitability and A/R levels of accounts, utilize a call planning approach to develop new prospects, ensure complete knowledge of all foodservice products, features and benefits and maintain positive account relationships. Candidate must have related sales experience, with food service / convenience experience preferred but not required. Sales Representative (requires overnights) We are currently looking to fill Technician positions in our Residential Addiction Treatment facility. These positions offer flexible part-time or full time hours with benefits in a clinical setting. A valid drivers license and a criminal background check are required. Please send a resume or complete an application on-site by 01/21/2011 Heartview Foundation Attn: Janice Briese, Residential Manager 101 East Broadway Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 Chemical Dependency Technician Position is responsible for company-wide recruiting & various administrative tasks. Must have strong communication, interpersonal, & computer skills, & be dependable, accurate, & enjoy being a part of a team. Competitive compensation & rewarding work environment. Will train the right candidate. Send cover letter & resume to FT HR Generalist will include internet installs/support in the Dickinson area. Willing to train. Background check & valid driver's license required. SBCA certified preferred. Contact Crystal at: cneumann@ flowmobile.com or call (701)225-9182 Dish Network Installer done at Bismarck Gun Show at the Civic Center Jan. 22 9am-5pm Jan. 23 9am-3pm GARBAGE CAN: holder, new oak $139.00 I custom build this item. will deliver to Bismarck call 701-225-3422 Lift Chair Red will stand straight up 450.00 OBO 701-258-3653 5 yr. 34 + STATE Utah Concealed Weapon permit course done at Sat Jan 22 5:30pm Sun Jan 23 3:30pm Fingerprinting & pictures avail. Call TAK 701-720-9958 to register POOL TABLE & accessories in very good condition, nonslate 4'x8'. Cues, racks, chalk, and cover, $300. Call 701-400-5848 ND Class II Concealed Weapon Testing Holiday Inn Express 3001 N 15th St email@example.com SNOW REMOVAL. Reasonable. Roof tops, sidewalks & driveways. 701-390-0954. SPECIAL $150!!!! Roof Top Snow Removal. Call Corey 701-870-2762 WEDDING DRESS, very beautiful, long sleeves, full of beads and a beautiful long cathedral train. Size 6-7. Paid $1200 at Bridal'N More, asking $175. Call 701-221-9626 Immediate Opening for FT Maintenance Engineer City of Hazelton, ND Must live in town. Will train the right person. Please fax, email or drop off resume by January 31, 2011. No phone calls please. City of Hazelton, PO Box 266, Hazelton, ND 58544 FAX 701-782-6890; email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1505 Interchange Ave Contact Michelle 701-527-8568 from 8am-5pm, M-F To setup appointme nt. Sewing machine cabinet in good condition $25.00 OBO call 222- 0015 REMODELING SALE @ SELECT INN Merchandise/Ag COMPAQ EVO Computer. 2.5GHz CPU, 40GB hard drive, 256MB ram, Windows XP. Update your old one. First $140 Cash... 255-1351 9 MM Berreta 9000S $400, like new, 9 MM Glock 26 $475 like new, 38 Special Taurus ultra lite laser, 5 shot revolver $300 like new, 38 special Smith & Wesson 5 shot revolve, hammer less $350 like new, 270 Browning Safari BarII $925, 20 gauge Remington model 31 outside choke $300, 20 gauge Browning A5 $500. Call 426-4224 Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association, Annual Winter BISMARCK Gun Show Saturday, Jan. 22nd, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, Jan. 23rd 9:00 am - 3:00 pm BISMARCK Civic Center Roger Krumm, 701-336-7533, or 701-851-0129 FREE PARKING GUN SHOW: Coming Soon! Great Clips is seeking licensed cosmetologists for full and part time positions with great pay and excellent benefits. If you have outstanding customer service skills, and the desire to work in a busy quality conscious salon then this position is for you! Please apply at www.greatclips.com or call Emily at: Please call Mary at 1-800-782-2639 Or send resume to mgborkhius@ wsc-nd.com (701) 361-3411 EXCELLENT BENEFITS INCLUDING: - Base Wage + Commissions - Paid Holidays/Vacations - Health Insurance - Retirement Fund - Advanced Training ....plus much more! Position has substantial customer interaction. Energetic, self motivated, confident, outgoing, self starter that can work under minimal supervision. Previous experience preferred in administration, scheduling or customer service. Pay to commensurate with experience including benefit package and 401k. Please email resume, salary history and references to tschatz@ connectingpoint.biz or mail to Connecting Point 303 S. 3rd St. Bismarck, ND 58504 Administrative/ Receptionist FPL Group ranked No. 1 four years running among electric and gas utility companies in Fortune� magazine's "America's Most Admired Companies�." Join a team that's among the very best...at NextEra Energy Resources. Your energy can make a world of difference. 402-504 DELL GX1 Computer: XP operating system & disk, monitor, speakers, kb, mouse, high speed internet. First $80 Cash... 255-1351 120 Bass Electric Symphonic Iorio Accordian With amplifier. Good condition plays very nice First $500 Takes It. John 290-4130 Immediate opening at our Wind Site in Center, ND! CMAHours: Level I 6:00am-2:30pm 24 hrs/wk 10:30pm-6:30am 16 hrs/wk Includes alternating weekends and holidays Duties: Administrate medication to residents and personal resident care Qualifications: Current CMA Level I certification SPECIAL SECTION COORDINATOR The Bismarck Tribune, a 30,000-circulation daily, is seeking a Special Section Coordinator to join our organization. This person will report directly to the advertising director to create and edit niche products that appeal to our readers and advertisers. The Tribune offers a fun, relaxed work environment with a wide opportunity for creative freedom. We are looking for a candidate with solid writing and editing skills, pagination experience and strong judgment when working with budgeted expenses. A college degree in journalism, communications or marketing or the equivalent combination of experience and education is desirable. We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, short term & long term disability insurance & 401(k). Application deadline: January 13, 2011 Apply at MSLCC 2425 Hillview Ave Bismarck, ND 58501 (701-223-9407) www.mslcc.com Family orientated dental practice is seeking a Certified Dental Assistant. FT DENTAL ASSISTANT Please send resume to: Deeter Dental Attn: Becki 745 W. InterstateAve Bismarck, ND 58503 Apply today at www.bismarcktribune.com/workhere STOP SHOP & SAVE in the Bismarck Tribune Classifieds! tion is seeking two Civil Engineering Technicians for permanent Federal civilian employment in Rapid City, South Dakota. The people in these positions will perform operation and maintenance of dams and water conveyance facilities, surveys, CADD drafting and design work, and general investigations and engineering studies. They will also prepare maps, drawings, specifications, and cost estimates required for construction contracts and will perform field inspection and contract administration for various water resource related project facilities in both South Dakota and North Dakota. You MUST apply on-line at http://www.usbr.gov/ hr/hireme.html or through www.usajobs.opm.gov to vacancy announcement BR-DEGP-DK-11-02. The on-line application process must be completed by 12:00 midnight EST on January 24, 2011. If you have specific questions regarding the application process, please call 406-247-7696. The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Civil Engineering Technicians The Bureau of Reclama- Associate Business Services Technician will provide a wide range of business and administrative support for activities & operations in assigned areas with direct supervision. Responsibilities include tracking parts receipts, issuances, and inventory balances; processing invoices for payment; preparing monthly accruals; creating purchase requests/tracking thru payment, and completing daily, weekly, monthly operational reports under direct supervision. The Business Technician will support Site Manager (s) with project reporting, reforecasting, and budgeting. Candidates should be competent with Microsoft Excel (linking, formatting, macros VLookup and pivot table), Word/Power Point and Outlook and have working knowledge of Accounting Principles (capitalization, accruals, etc.). Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and changing environment is a must. High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Technical Certificate Program or Associates Degree preferred. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am-3:30 pm Some Overtime and Travel may be required. All qualified candidates should send resumes (Job Id No. 1002188) We are a drug free, non-smoking workplace and an equal opportunity employer. Associate Business Services Technician: 185 ALLIS Chalmers with 320 dual loader & grapple, diesel, 3pt PTO, low hrs, $5500 OBO. (701) 316-0048 930 CASE power steering gear box part #6524 A western special, 730 gearbox, both good $200. 701-690-8712 HP 7960 Photosmart Printer: LCD display to edit pictures, memory card slots, new ink, manual, CD and USB cable. First $80 Cash... 255-1351 HP F335 DeskJet Printer. All-in-one can print, scan and copy anything, including photos. New cartridges. First $50 Cash... 255-1351 ACCORDION: Like brand new, mens full size Accordion. Morelli 120 BASS with Ruby's played one time. This is new, my loss your gain. $650. 701-290-4130 Coke Chest Cooler. Beverage Air brand. Fair Condition $250 call 214-7766 TRACTOR: 2009 case puma 165 CVT transmison with L760 loader with grapple bucket and pallet forks. 4 rear remotes, 3 mid remotes. 540/1000rpm PTO with fendor mounted hitch and PTO controls. Tractor is loaded with many options! only 65hours asking $130,000 or best offer. 701-739-2890. NEW ATDEC LCD/PLAZMA 32 to 63" universal tilting wall mount. Supports up to 200lbs and is theft resistant. First $60 Cash... 255-1351 AKC POODLE PUPS, DOB is 11/25/10. 2 Males & 2 Females $400 ea. 701-663-9192 HEAT YOUR SHOP with waste oil. New & used waste oil furnaces, Lanair parts & service, Jim Grothe Electric 701-223-2311. Outdoor Wood & Coal Burning Furnaces, All Stainless Steel. Lifetime Warranty. Order now & Save up to $1355. Dealer Inquiries. Also, The best floor heat Water Tubing. Guaranteed Lowest Prices. Free Estimates! www.mikesheating.com 1-800-446-4043 WEEDAS, INC., MANDAN Counter top remnants-$10 & up, Small toilet toppers-$35 & up, 12x8 carpet remnant$144, bar faucet-$9, linen cabinets- $159 & up, shower faucets-$43 & up, shower doors-$56 & up. 9 BLACK, first calf, 2 year old heifers, bred black, due to calf Feb/Mar. Asking $1200 ea. Call 663-7176. TV- PANASONIC CT-35G25 35" TV: PanaBlack tube, Digital comb filter, dbx noise reduction, PIP for sports fans. First $150 Cash 255-1351 AKC SHELTIE puppies, can deliver, 605-762-3227 or 605-848-0088. CHINESE BOOKS, tapes, and songs for giveaway. Call 701-223-7968 MONITOR - Dell 14" monitor w/cables. Call 701-223-4528 ZENITH 36" STEREO TV: has 2-tuner color P-I-P for sports fans; great picture & features, universal remote. First $150 Cash... 255-1351 AKC SHELTIE pups, Sable, $300. clearviewshelties.com 605-285-6302. starter kit. www.nextera energy.com/careers WANTED ORIGINAL wooden tennis racquet shaped snowshoes curved in front, must be in good condition. Call 701-223-6916 WANTED: `73 3/4 ton, 250 Ford pickup box, good shape, Also wanted horse drawn wagon with wooden spoked wheels. Call 701-223-3697 234 W Broadway Antiques & Collectibles. Open Fri & Sat. 10-5, Sunday Noon-5. Equal Opportunity Employer for sale: APRI puppies. 6 maltese 2 Pomeranians 2 black& tan Dachshund. All have Papers, shots. Females 300 Males 250 (701) 324-2861 GIVEAWAY - 3 baby kittens approx. 6 wks. old. Call 701-516-0252. Superman Hardcover collectible archives volumes 1-4 like new $150.00 for set. Call 701-400- 4702 2 Lazy Boy Rocker / Recliners, excellent condition, $100 each OBO. 701-751- 1034 BED: QUEEN size mattress & box brand new, still in plastic, never used $175. Also brand new King PT set $395. Call 221-3011 or 400-9157. GIVEAWAY 3 kittens to good homes, 4 months old, abandoned, bottled fed, 1 black male and 2 calico / 1 deaf, 226-3212 GIVEAWAY - 3 month old Tortoise Shell female kitten, litter box trained, very playful. 701-333-7134 GIVEAWAY DOG: Female Black Lab, shots, spade, good w/children and other animals. Call (701) 748-2874 GIVEAWAY MIXED border collie basset hound puppies 701-425-5410 or 214-9932 WANTED: Iron from old horse drawn wood wagon box. Call (701)843-7695 Evenings Announcements Monday Easy Puzzle Tuesday Intermediate Puzzle Insulated Coveralls - XL Short, Key brand - In perfect condition and very warm, worn only twice. $25 Call 224-1253 PROM DRESS SIZE 1/2 LONG LIME GREEN. VERY NICE.$60. CALL 220-2916 ANYTIME. Bench, New Oak Deacons Bench 28" wide 7" storage in seat Padded or solid oak seat $199.00 will deliver to Bismarck 701-225-3422 GIVEAWAY: Foster Home needed for shy cat. Must be patient and kind. Call 258-9439. 506-556 Wednesday More Intermediate Puzzle Thursday Challenging Puzzle REPEAT PERFORMANCE will pay you cash on the spot or consign your gently used MATERNITY clothes & accessories. 2 yrs old or newer. Call 255-0096 for more info. www.consignrepeat performance.com BENCH-New Oak Deacons Bench 38" wide with 7" storage in seat padded or solid oak seat $229.00 will deliver to Bismarck 701-225-3422 Chapter 7 & 13 Obedience classes for Puppy, Basic,. Enhanced & CGC with testing. 663-4441 PUPPIES: Husky German Shepherd pups, beautiful, 9 weeks, $100. 701-663-5600 BANKRUPTCY Ed Dyer Over 35 Years Experience Friday Tough Puzzle DYER & SUMMERS, PC 223-2099 With Papers. Bought at Knowles Jewelry. Has 8 round diamonds and 4 square diamonds on each side of the ring. Middle stone is a little over 1/2 carret marquis diamond. Very clear, clean diamonds. Selling for $4,800. Retails for $7000. Call 701-221-9626 Saturday Super Tough Puzzle Solution to last Sudoku puzzle ENGAGEMENT / WEDDING RING Schnoodle Pups. Great pets. Don't shed. Males $250. call (701)442-5346 Toll Free: 1-888-695-4936 We are a debt-relief agency. Sunday More Easy Puzzle Solution, tips and computer program at www.krazydad.com/sudoku/ � Puzzles by Krazydad.com BUCKLES Oak Belt Buckle Display Case NEW I Custom built this item $55.00 Will deliver to Bismarck call 701-225- 3422 CEILING FAN 30-31" BROWN $10. CALL 2202916 ANYTIME. CHAP. 7/13 BANKRUPTCY COLES LAW FIRM Over 30 yrs exp. We are a Debt Relief Agency. We help people file for Bankruptcy Relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Flat fee in most cases. Call 701-222-8131 email@example.com 8 FT Front Mount John Deere Snowblower, 8 ft 3 point, 7 ft 3 point. Can arrange for delivery. Call 320-248-0930 PICK UP box Sander, self contained, 12HP motor, new, only 10hrs, $2950. Call 220-1473 All items new, never used. Includes lots & lots of Maroon candles, over 40 crystal plates to put candles on and decorative beads to go on the plates around the candles. Makes beautiful center pieces. Decorative Maroon ribbon & some maroon and gold ribbon, large and small maroon bows (could be used for the church pews). Also about 200 generic wedding invitations (silver & white). All for $200. 701-221-9626 WEDDING DECORATIONS Entertainment Center solid oak excellent condition $150.00 222-0015 2010 Call 258-6900 or log on to www.bismarcktribune.com/celebrate and click on "Submit Yours" and "Babies 2010" to place your photo and message. Entertainment Center: Solid oak custom built entertainment center with display area. Cabinet is two pieces. $700 OBO. 701663-9319. Your baby will also be entered to win a $50 savings bond from the Bismarck Tribune! Health Oxy -twist device for joint pain relief- New-$150.00 (Jiggling George) 222-0015 Bismarcktribune.com Bismarck Tribune Thursday, January 13, 2011 Page 7C FREE DEALMAKER ADS DEALS, STEALS & BARGAINS OF THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE CLASSIFIEDS IN PRINT � ONLINE bismarcktribune.com/ads Merchandise/Ag CHEVY FENDERS (PAIR) 77 CHEVY K10.. GREEN. $75 OBO. 701-202-0750 CHEVY PARTS: 400 Turbo transmission, 208 transfer case, $200. Chevy hood fits `82 - `87 $75. Right front fender `82-'87 $35. Call 701-220-2583 after 5pm. CHEVY PARTS: Front and rear differential with 3.73 gears, $300. 3 core radiator, $50. CALL 220-2583 CHINA CABINETS, 2, $100 and up. Call 223-0744 CHOKE CHERRY JELLY, Pints for $6. Call 250-0924. CHURCH BENCH: 4 ft x 3ft high x 18" wide, $250. Call 701-734-8117 BABY CRIB metal, very old antique, in excellent cond. $150. Call Jim 701-663-9391 BARGAIN HUNTERS: Any item priced $500 or less is FREE. Special Excludes tickets, food, animals, crafts or side businesses. Call 258-6900 or tollfree 1-866-I-SOLD-IT! COMFORTER- Queen sized comforter for sale, no longer need it. $20 firm, hardly used 258-2297 after 9 am COMIC BOOKS: 124 for $100. Call 701-471-3376 COMPUTER - Hewlett Packard with printer, speakers, $125. Call 701-258-2713 or 390-3246 COOKIE JARS $10-$20 and up. Large variety. Call 223-0744 COOKIE JARS, Turtle, Dog, Lion, and Cat, $10-$15ea. Call 258-3020. COPY MACHINE Copystar SC-1510 for sale, excellent condition, perfect for a small office, $100. 701-255-3331 FANNY FARMER CANDY Silliutte. One of a kind. Collector's item $150.00.00 cash call 701-663-9391 Jacket: MENS medium Miami Dolphins NFL ProLayer jacket with detachable hood. $60 - 258-3609 JEEP CHEROKEE. 4.0L RADIATOR & ELEC FAN $75, BUMPERS $100 PAIR, FENDER FLARES $50. 701-202-0750 JEEP DANA 30 AXLE 3.55 RATIO W/ CONTROL ARMS & STEERING BOX, ARMS $150 OBO 701-202- 0750 JEEP NP242 TRANSFER CASE, (PART TIME AND FULL TIME FEATURES) $250 OBO 701-202-0750 JEEP TRANSMISSION AISIN 30-40LE 4 SPEED AUTO $300 OBO 701-202-0750 JERSEY-NEW WITH tags Brett Favre Jersey $50. Call 701-471-3376 KEROSENE HEATER: for sale, $30 Call 255-3538 Kitchen table set white, 4 chairs, 1 leaf, $300 OBO. Porcelain dolls $10 & up. Call 223-3466 or 226-5589. NEW OSCILLATING Multifunction Power Tool: use to cut, sand or saw your projects; inc. 4 attachments. First $40 Cash... 255-1351 Quilted Twin Bedspread & Sham. Chocolate Brown. Good Condition. $25. Call 701-258-0575. REFRIGERATOR 4.4 cu. ft. brand new still in plastic, white, use for dorm or office. Selling $275, new $400. 701-220-0974 lv. msg. ROLLING CART: 30hx36wx19d $5; Craftsman 10in table saw w/stand $125; Popcorn kettle $2. 701-223-8529 after 4pm. ROOF RAKE: Snow roof rake, 16 ft., made in Canada, new, used once, $25. 701-223-7639. Tackle Box, antique very old, pullout trays with dividers good condition, $135.00 cash for details call Jim 701-663-9391 402-504 1920 JEWELERS trade catalog of grape/mining/western design jewelry, illustrated $22; two books on nature crafts and other hobby crafts 700 plus pgs w/photos, $10 for both. 605-745-4548 1967 CAMELBACK heads for 327 engine. $350 OBO. Call 701-442-3102 1989 JEEP REAR DANA 35 AXLE. 3.55 RATIO $150 OBO FRONT AND REAR DRIVESHAFTS $100 OBO 701-202-0750 1996 YAMAHA VIRAGO PARTS. SEAT, SHOCKS, TURN SIGNALS, TAILLIGHT, BAG SUPPORTS. $200 OBO 701-202-0750 FRIDGE- KENMORE DORM FRIDGE ONLY $69.99 CALL 663- 4415 GAZEBO: BRAND new gazebo, 10x10, $180 new asking $100 OBO. Call 701-390-0142 GLASSWARE: Fine stemmed glassware, never used, gift perfect. 12 for $36. 701-255-1761 NEW TASK FORCE Circular Saw: powerful 12A ball- bearing motor, 7.25 inch blade, manual and wrench. First $40 Cash... 255-1351 Tea pot, flower vase, collectible 25th Anniversary set, china hand painted never used $75.00 cash 701-663-9391 TH350 transmission, 2WD 4000 miles on rebuild, shift kit. $400 OBO 701-202-0750 TIFFANY SILVER tag bracelet. $100; Pearl necklace $40; Call 701-222-1990 Basketball shoes (Nike )like new sizes 6 1/2 and size 8 new cost up to $149.00 asking $12.00 cash obo pr cash 701-663-9391 BAT HOUSE Keep bats away from cabin and trailer at the lake or town. get ready for the bat season. $25.00 cash 701-663-9391 BEDDING SET: Queen size bedspread and includes shams, bedskirt and valance, in great condition. $30. CALL 701-462-8326 BEDROOM SET- 3 pc bedroom set brown, full size, $200; childs old Radio Flyer wagon $50; metal padded ironing board. 701-223-0699 CIVIL WAR Buffs, 22 Magazines, Date of mag from 2005-2007. All for $25. Call (701)258-4585 COUCH $50, white dresser, very good cond. $20; 1 pair mans boots, black 10D $10. Call 701-258-6546. COUCH & LOVESEAT for sale. Blue with mauve accent lines, very clean and in good condition, and very very comfortable, $450 OBO. Call 701-221-9626 COUCH: NICE Shape, $40. Call 400-5445 NEW! CEN-TECH Digital multi-tester. This 7-function meter is great for testing anywhere. First $10 Cash... Call 701-255-1351 NIKITA DRILL cordless works good, $20. Call 701-667-8802 Oak entertainment center with 24" Sanyo flat screen TV. Excellent condition. $200.00. Can be sold separately. 701-258-5308 OFFICE CHAIR- swivel. Good condition $10. Call 701-223-8419 Rotisserie: electric, for kitchen range. Universal. New. $45 Call 258-0575. SCREEN DOOR: Larson invisible screen, 36in white w / brass. NEW wrong size for me. New $220 asking $150 you haul. 471-1092 Transfer board 24" $30, 30" transfer board $35 crutches. 52-60", $5. Call 258-1467 CLAY PIGEON Thrower, bought new, never used, Trius D-4 by Lyman, with 90 targets, $55. Call 258-9508. Coat, Brand New, Men's Wilson Leather lamb skin, XL, Brand new, $150. Sells for $280. (701)400-3893 Coat, Red in color and dressy, size 14. Like new. $25. Originally paid $200. Call 223-5268 COFFEE POTS, Gevalia, 2 total, brand new. 12 cup=$30. 8 cup=$25. Snow boots, red made in Norway, women's size 7 1/2, $40. Call 223-8673 COFFEE/ ENDTABLES $75; "Decision Points" George W. Bush book asking $25. Call 701-663-5319 GLIDER- TELL CITY MAPLE GLIDER IN GOOD CONDITION ONLY $50.00 CALL 663-4415 Golf Balls $4 to $8 dollar a dozen cash, logo and regular popular golf balls, perfect gift..only few doz. left call 701-663-9391 LAZYBOY RECLINER Earth tone color, clean, good condition, $65. Call 701-221-9626 Wagner Cast Iron Skillets I have a #10 $45.00 and (2)#8 $35.00.ea.. all for $85.oo cash call Jim 701-663-9391 Shelving with 5 shelves. Particle board stained dark cherry. 30" W x 48" H x 11 1/2" D. $18 701-258- 6732. WASHER & DRYER, Whirlpool, heavy duty, almond color, good condition, $150 for both 867-2515 or 258-5968 2 25" Sanyo tvs same models good shape good color good pix 25 ech ph. af.1pm 223-3465 2 CHARGES: cell phone car chargers 2108, Motorolla SYN070B, $5 each. Call 258-5968 or 527-1881 BEER Pitcher, Schmidt beer, very good cond. collector condition $75.00 cash call Jim 701-663-9391 BIKES: Iron Horse mountain bike with approx. 18" frame. $100. 1 Clash Lazer mountain bike aluminum with front shocks, 24" wheels, $30 701-223-7428 28 INCH dual stage Lambert snow blower, needs engine $175. Call 258-4585 BLACK TARP for sale; fits Mazda pickup. $300. 527-4455 COVERALLS- NEW short sleeve, gray, size 56 tall. Zipper front 1/2 price! $25. Call 701-258-0575 CRAFTSMAN GARAGE door opener only, new, with grey buttons, $42 value for $25. Call 751-4848. CRASH BAR for 1100 Shadow Honda, Fits 2003-2007. Reg price $198. First $100 takes it. Call 400-3893 CROSS COUNTRY Ski boots, European size 39 (size 7 1/2~8)$20. 258-7872 GPS: MAGELLAN 1470 GPS Unit, was $129 new, asking $55. 701-223-5558 leave message. GRILL, CHARBROIL 2 burner with new tank, Reg $140 selling for $110. Call 400-3893 Gun: SAVAGE MODEL 93 R 17hMR laminated stock Acutrigger, new in box $325. Call 701-751-3441 HEATER, EDEN PURE Excel Model 1000, 3 years old but barely used. $175. Call 663-0378 or 400-2955. LION BANK Cast Iron 4" tall, 1 1/2" wide, $70 or reasonable offer. 258-4585 LUGGAGE, 4 pc. luggage set, dark blue, real good cond. $25. 701-673-3355 MAGIC MILL Wheat and Barley grinder, electric, make your own flour, nice cond. $150. Jim 224-8010 MATTRESS FOR sale: King size mattress. $50 OBO. 663-3216 MAXI-HEAT COAL or wood furnace, shaker grate, large blower, exc. cond. New $1500, asking $450. Will heat 2,000 sq. ft. easily. 223-8324 MEN'S BOOTS: Western boots, good cond., $35. New homemade pony bead necklaces, assorted colors, $14ea. 1 set of 3 antique jewel tea bowls, $95. 223-8419 MICROWAVE~AMANA, Radar Range ~ Heavy Duty, $30. 258-7872. MOUNTAIN BIKE, 26 speed, $400 new, asking $100 OBO; Casio band/recording organ synthesizer $100 OBO; tires: 22560R16 almost new $50 for two. 701-390-0142 PICTURE~North Dakota Early Oil Derrick, 1926, enlarged, detailed, very clear,matted, and framed. 18x22 overall with history. $45. 258-9508 PINTO. FRT & REAR SEATS, GLASS, DASH, GAUGES, RIMS, TAIL & MARKER LIGHTS $100 701-202-0750 Hope Chest, cedar lined, some wear and paint marks, has a lock, but no key. $50 call 220-0547 JACK STAND - 6PC GARAGE SET.NEW IN BOX. CREEPER, HYD JACK, 2 JACK STANDS, 2WHEEL CHUCKS $100 OBO 701-202-0750 JACKET tan with fur collar, XL, new $25. Leather jacket size large, good condition, $30. Call 701-223-1995 NEW DW983 14.4v Dewalt, includes: 3 speed drill, battery, charger, case & manual, industrial high torque unit. First $140 cash. 255-1351. PISTOL 10 mm auto glock model 20 2-10 rounds and 215 round clips, 3 holsters, exc cond. $500. 701-947-2238 PISTOL 10 mm auto, factory ammo, 450 rounds + some HP and some FMJ $125. 701-947-2238 PITCHER - antique collectible pottery pig water pitcher, patent label $40 obo; Call 701-250-0614 PORTABLE fish house,4X8, 6 holes, good shape, comes with Mr. Heater $50 for all. 701-471-0408. QUEEN QUILT, green and white star pattern, includes bed skirt and pillow shams. $10. Call 663-6719 or 391-1616. RECLINING LOVESEAT, nice shape, $40. Call 701-400-5445. Red aluminum topper to fit 1994-2003 Chevy S-10 or GMC Sonoma. Interior light. $350. call 663-0306 NEW KODAK 10.2mp digital camera kit: 3x optical zoom 2.4" display camera, kodak case, 2gb sd memory card. First $80 Cash... 255-1351 ROCKER /RECLINER mauve colored. Nice condition. $100. Call 701-663-3244 Pewter antique lawn ornament, your children or grandchildren can ride them, lamb $125.00 call 701-663-9391 SHOT/SHOOTER GLASS case, new, oak, holds 48 glasses, glass doors $59. Call 701-225-3422. Will deliver to Bismarck. S N O W B L O W E R , TROYBILT model 42010, 24", 8HP Briggs motor, $400. Call 258-5016 3 19" tvs with game ports or dvd player good shape good pixs and color $20 ech. Call after 1 pm 223-3465 40,000 BTU all pro forced air heater, new $125. Box heater, burn wood or coal, new, $125. Call 223-6708 BOB GRAY, cast iron,m International Harvester Farmall F-30, 8 inches long, 4 1/2 inches tall, $65. Call (701) 258-4585 BOBBLEHEAD THRUSH roadrunner woodpecker figure, new in box, 5.75" tail. $20. Retail is $45.99. Call 667-5620. BOLENS SNOWBLOWER gears shot, everything else in A1 shape, good engine, electric start, tires with chains, sell for parts $175. 258-6885 Collectible 4pc Crystal set. Pitcher, candy dish, sugar dish / spoon, ash tray, $150.00 cash never used 701-663-9391 Collectible Bells Set of 12 Franklin Fine China Flower design bells 1979 excellent cond $150. 701-224-9819 Phillps 25" tv good pixs good color good shape $25 ph after 1 pm 223-3465 HEAVY PLATE glass framed mirror, 23"x31", $30. Call 751-4848. DEER PLATES of Franklin Mint for sale, never used, asking $75 OBO. Call 701-734-8117 or lve msg. DINING TABLE oval oak 42 x 42 with 18" leaf, like new, $150. 2 upholstered swivel chairs, light color, good cond. $50 ea. 2 upholstered rocker recliners, beige cond. $80 ea or $150 for both. Call 701-258-2196 DINNERWARE- Solid white dinnerware w/raised leaf pattern on edge 11 dinner plates, 11 soup/pasta all exc. cond. $20. Call 701-250-0614 HOME GYM - Wieder 1200 home gym/weight set like new, extra chrome dumbbells included. $300. 701-391-8525 HOOVER VACUUM, Like New, $45. Singer Vacuum, $25. Call 250-0924 SNOWBOARD, BURTON brand $50.00. 701-471-3376 SNOWTHROWER - Torro snowthrower, single stage, electric start, 4.5hp, easy to use as a lawnmower, exc. condition. $250. 222-4105 SONY STEREO system with sub woofer speakers, 1 year old, Orig. $99. First $50 Takes it. Call 400-3893 All items new, never used. Includes lots & lots of Maroon candles, over 40 crystal plates to put candles on and decorative beads to go on the plates around the candles. Makes beautiful center pieces. Decorative Maroon ribbon & some maroon and gold ribbon, large and small maroon bows (could be used for the church pews). Also about 200 generic wedding invitations (silver & white). All for $200. 701-221-9626 WEDDING DECORATIONS 4pc. wooden Hawaiian bowl, platter, candy dish, salt / pepper set never used $75.00 cash perfect gift 701-663-9391 ACETYLENE BOTTLE, $300. Call 663-6667 ALLTEL WIRELESS headset, works on all Bluetooth, never used. $25 OBO. Call 527-3279. ANTIQUE OFFICE CHAIR: refinished, all wood, rocks, swivels & rolls, excellent condition, $45. Call 701-223-4033 ANTIQUE WROUGHT iron bed frame, $65. Couch, 3 cushion, $25. Entertainment center, oak, $25. 663-6667 Aquarium setup. Black 55 gallon, the whole shabang. Fish included. $100. 527-8919, txt or call. ARM CHAIR with ottoman $25; Porcelain doll w/wicker chair $100; Girls clothes 20 blouses, jeans size Large 16 jeans JcPennys brand $75. Call 701-258-6885 BALDWIN PIANO, good for beginners, $450. Call 258-1467 BENCH WEIGHT set $75. Call 701-391-8525 BRIDAL GOWN with train. Gorgeous sequin & pearl gown, size 8, beautiful, never worn, Asking $300. New $1000, 258-5494 or 391-8525. BROYHILL 3 drawer single dresser in colonial pine finish. Very nice cond. $75. Jim 224-8010. BUG DEFLECTOR fits most Mazda pickups. $5. Call 400-3893. BUMPER JACKS, 2 with lug wrenches, 1980's series $10 ea. Call 701-255-1761 55 gallon steel barrels, $5 each. Call 400-7618. Cabinet handles (14) w/28 hinges and screws nice selection $8.00 call Jim 701-663-9391 CABINET HANDLES: (14) w/28 hinges and screws nice selection $8.00 call Jim 701-663-9391 CABINET, 2 door white metal from early 1940's, 4 shelves, 24wx11dx63h $75. Call 701-223-0699 Chairs: TWO LEATHER reclining chairs, new $1200, asking $200 for 1 & $300 for 1. Good cond. 319-8000 Collectors item..Old fashioned mower and cultivator, in excellent condition $89.00 cash obo call Jim 701-663-9391 Multiple items of apple decor for sale $50 for all to go. Canisters, pictures, wall hangings. 258-2297 after 9 am. SPEAKERS, TECHNICS, model SB-SL701, 10 inch, 15"W, 27 1/2"Hx 10 1/2" D, $125 ea. New, never used. Call 223-4496 STAINLESS STEEL electric Coffee Pot, $20. Portable Telephone, $10, Cheese Tray with glass cover, $15. Call 258-1467 STEREO SYSTEM, $75. Call 391-8389 SUITS: 2 Mens WESTERN suits with vests. Brown, size large, 38 waist.; Navy Blue size large, 35 waist. $35 ea. like new. Call 701-258-5968 WEDDING DRESS, very beautiful, long sleeves, full of beads and a beautiful long cathedral train. Size 6-7. Paid $1200 at Bridal'N More, asking $175. Call 701-221-9626 WEIGHT BENCH, DUMBELLS, BARBELLS. 300+LBS OF WEIGHTS, PLUS OLDER HOME GYM. $250 701-202-0750 Wheel covers: 8 ~ 15" Cadillac metal wheel covers. 1980 series, nice condition, take all for $75. Call 255-1761. WHITE 5 SHELF, $100. Call 701-223-3466 BURN BARRELS: COMBINE, TRUE Scale, Turtle back, 12" long 8" wide, rebuildable, $60 OBO. 258-4585 DOC MARTENS " Air Wair" Mens Size 8, very nice shape, $70. Call 258-4585 DOLL: SHIRLEY Temple doll $115. Call 701-223-8419 DORM FRIDGE: LARGE white with freezer, $100. 4 End tables with glass tops, $15 ea. TV stand, black, with glass doors $25. White fireplace, $150. 701-471-8810 Downhill skies, 2 sets, bindings and boots womens size 7 mens size 10.5. $30.00 each. 202 -1514 or 258-1722 End table, like new, $35; Call 258-5968 or 527-1881 EVERGREEN CONES, 2 bags full for $5. Call 258-1467. Fish House, Eskimo Quick Flip III, good condition, $325 OBO. Call 223-5659. COMFORTER- Full size comforter for sale, turquoise, purple and lime green squares. 258-2297 after 9 am. $20 firm COMFORTER SET, queen, includes sheet set, pillow shams and bed skirt, Asking $15. Call 663-6719 or 391-1616 Jacket: MENS large Columbia Vertex 2 in 1 jacket. Blue - $50 258-3609. JACKET: NEW XL Carhart winter coat, asking $30, new $50. 701-223-3697 JEANS: MENS, 30x34, 31x32, & 30x32, very good shape. $2 ea. 701-223-3697 TABLE AND 6 ROLLER CHAIRS IN GOOD CONDITION ONLY $225.00 CALL 663-4415 Table: Old heavy 30" square table pedestal, wood & metal top, cast iron frame, model T958-28 self adjusting legs, $55. Call 255-1761. WINE CARAFE Collectible 4pc. wine carafe set. wine carafe, 2 heart glasses, 1 heart flower vase nice gift never used $45.00cash 701-663-9391 FREE ADS FOR ITEMS PRICED $500 OR LESS! Call 258-6900 or go to www.bismarcktribune.com/ads and click on POWER PACKAGE Items priced $500 or less. *Some restrictions apply Bismarcktribune.com, the #1 website in the region, will help build your brand, increase market share and create top of mind awareness to drive traffic to your business. THE NUMBERS: Monthly Unique Visitors: 257,051 Monthly Page Views: 3.5 million Source: Oct 2009-Dec 2009 Omniture Statistics Page 8C Thursday, January 13, 2011 Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com 1 BDRM., Nice, Lndry., Prkg., Prvt. entrance, no smoking/ pets. $340 +lights. 222-0136. 2 BDRM, off street parking, no pets, Call 663-8502 2 BDRM. apts. with W/D, with or without gar., Also Luxurious Lakewood Apts., Call 663-7975 or 226-8964. 2BR Dplx. Must See-Many updates, parking, W/D, A/C, Yard. $650+utl. 425-4694 Downtown FURN. 1 bdrm. $425 includes util. cred check req. 663-5165 or 220-2779. CHILI COOKOFF & SILENT AUCTION Held between all Bismarck, Mandan & Washburn Counsels Saturday, January 15th, 2011 4:00pm to 7:00pm St. Mary's Church 806 E. Broadway Ave. Bismarck, ND 2 BDRM avail now! No smoking or pets. Includes garage & Lndry. 226-2119 or 258-6808. REWARD FOR ANY INFO. Lost black purebred male Pomeranian with white around mouth and white at tips of paws. My boys miss him dearly. Lost in Porqupine, Shields ND community. Call 701-202-1533 or 202-1245 2 BDRM, garage, off str prkg, $600, a/c, heat paid. Call 224-0945. Avail. Now!! DISPLAY MODEL CLOSEOUT!! Samples: 28x52 $59,900; 32x64 $79,900; 32x80 $99,900. All homes total drywall, primed & painted. Delux trim packages, upgrade appl. Call for details Liebelt Homes 1-605-225-3222 ask for Don *10 more to choose from, all at discounted prices! We List, We Sell, We Buy, We Trade, We Finance! Call Liechty Listing Service, LLS. 223-0555 or 202-1640 Bankrupt? We can help. Call for a precise quote. Payments on your terms accepted. 3 bdrm., older unit, gar, W/D hook ups 223-8568 Rocky Gordon & Company NICE 1 & 2 Bdrm., both w/gar., air, Lndry facilities. No pets Call 255-2419 after 5pm MOPAR 340 engine wtih 727 tranny and Ford 9 inch $1200. (701)843-7481 PARTS FOR `97 Ford Aerostar AWD, front end damage, new trans, new alternator + many other parts. $750 obo. 400-9443 2005 CHEVY Malibu Max LT, 3.5 V6, auto, 64K, maroon ext. leather tan int. loaded w/ rear DVD. factory remote start, $9500 OBO. 391-4502 `00 VOLKSWAGON Jetta TDI diesel, auto., 119K mi., $7300 701-226-7042. FOUND CAR REMOTE starter, very nice, found around Jan. 7th, on 2nd Avenue in Mandan. Call to identify 701-426-7474 FOUND EARRING at Kirkwood Mall on 1/8/11. Call to identify & claim. 319-2696 RING FOUND in Arrowhead Plaza Mall area please call to describe. 226-1257. RJR Maint. & Mgmt. 701-663-1736 Apts. (1, 2 & 3 Bdrms.), Homes & Duplexes Some W/D. Small Pets Welcome (in some bldgs.) Availability 8:30am-5pm rentlinx.com or ndaa.net UPDATED 2 bdrm, in 4 unit, lwr lvl, no smoking/pets, $475 +util. 701-220-3935 Lve Msg. LaRoy Baird Attorney at Law For Rent MARINA BAY AREA SE Mandan. Newer 1 & 2 bdrms, Double Garage, W/D, Heat & Water Paid. Call 701-663-2600. Recreation 1967 FIBERGLASS GT40 Avenger, no motor, good cond., wire wheels, Goodyear Eagle tires. $3500. Call George 701-212-4703. ORIGINAL FORD Mustang 1970 gas cover. $500. Call 701-321-1910. 1995 Chrysler Cirrus, 4dr, console auto, high miles, good winter starter, uses no oil. $1200 OBO. (701)316-0048 evenings Come join the fun and cheer us all on!! Debt Relief Agency 30 years experience. OK TIRE IS MOVING!! They will be closed on Monday, January 17th and will open at their new location on Tuesday, January 18th at: Your connection to great singles. Meet someone special! Profile matching, no computer needed. Great success for middle age & seniors too! Find friendship or love. 701-952-0456 www.dakotadates.com Dakota Dates 223-6400 120 N 3rd St. Suite 210 Bismarck, ND 2 BDRMS Now 12-plex. Call Marvin 222-3749 or Rocky Gordon & Co. at 223-8568. Calgary & Century East Apts. have openings for 2 & 3 bdrms. 255-2573 MAPLETON APT'S 2 &3 bdrm,2 bath, garage W/D, C/A, heat & water pd. 391-5795 / 222-8171 Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrm. apts., Avail. NOW Elevator, CA, microwave, DW, sec. bldg. Breakfast island, heat incl., in unit Lndry hookup, coin Lndry on each floor, reserved off st. prkg. Comm room. (water, sewer, garbage pd). No pets/smoke. 710-1175 sq. ft. EHO IMM Apts, Mandan Place, 101 1st Ave NW & Main Ave. Mandan 701-250-7110 Never been lived in 03 Chev G3500 HD Cargo Van with Bins really nice shape only 64,000 miles priced right at $8988.00 Wentz Auto- Napoleon 800-767-3596 226-1114 or 390-3040 802-818 2007 CHRYSLER 300C Touring. 3.5 V6, auto, 31K, Nav., sun roof, rear DVD, leather int. 20" wheels & new tires. $15,900 OBO. 391-4502 immapartments.com 2003 BUICK Century white, 3.1 V6, 32mpg, 84,000 miles. $4190. Call 701-843-8560. `00 DODGE Stratus SE, 4 cyl., auto. 112K mi., power everything, good cond. $1900 OBO. Call 701-426-5088. 2005 CHEVY CARGO VAN Shelves, Divider, Ladder Rack. Nice Condition $9500. Call 701-223-8000 Bismarck Rentals 1144 Missouri Avenue (The old Cedric Theel Building) KING'S KIDS has FT & PT openings ages 1-12 available now. Call 701-258-3088. WILL BABYSIT in my home, days, nights & weekends. $1.75/hour. Call 751-3688 2 Bdrm - Garage & Swimming Pool ROCKY GORDON & COMPANY � 223-8568 PARKWOOD APTS. Manager � 255-4472 Avail.now - Very nice 3 Bedroom Duplex in NW Bis. 2 baths, single garage. No pets or smoking. $850 / month + deposit & utilities. Phone 222-4659 LOST: Ipod touch at YMCA in Bismarck. REWARD. Call 221-3164. Missing An Animal? check: www.petfinder.com Reward! Lost: unique 3 lg & 4 tiny diamonds in gold ring. finder contact: 701-825-6492 Or firstname.lastname@example.org A simple reminder: Just as it is important to use caution when replying to suspicious offers in email or on the phone, you should also use caution when replying to classified advertisements that require advance payment. The North Dakota Attorney Generals' Consumer Protection Division is available to offer assistance and answer questions if you think an offer or company is questionable. If you have any questions, you can reach them at 701-328-3404 or 1-800-472-2600. 602-646 2 BDRM,. 2 bath, security bldg, dbl gar, W/D hook-ups, balcony. $895+ H&L 223-8568 Rocky Gordon Co. ARIKARA APT'S. 2 bdrm. Spacious, gar. avail., near Arrowhead & Capitol. 255-2880 Rocky Gordon & Co. 223-8568. FURN. EFFIC. all util paid, including cable, $350 mo, 1 yr lease. Call 701-391-8864 HIGH RIDGE NORTH MANAGER ~ 222-2918 2 bdrms, garage, frplc., well maintained, very nice grounds! Pool & Tennis Courts. ROCKY GORDON & CO. 701-223-8568 Lrg. 2bdrm, new appl & cabinets, no smoke/pets. $550+ lights. 471-6618, 258-8831 Rent Your Home, Own your Life!! Many floor plans to choose from! 701-255-5452 EHO www.goldmark.com SPACIOUS APTS / GREAT LOCATION!! 1 Bdrm; 1 Bdrm. Corp; 2 Bdrm; 3 Bdrm., 2 ba. Apts. Avail. NOW. Incl. WD, DW, Micro. Gar. NICE CONDO near Capitol. 3 bdrm, balcony & gar. No smoking or pets. 1st & last mo. rent at $875 & $400 sec. dep. Call 701-223-8593. 1985 Prowler 24.5 ft. fifth wheel camper. This camper is ready to go, everything works, it has fridge w/ freezer runs on gas or electric, 3 burner stove w/ oven, A/C, heat, radio, updated queen bed in the nose, fold down couch, fold down dinette, sleeps 6, bathroom w/ shower, pantry, lots of storage, awning, hitch and wiring on rear to pull boat. Pulls easy w/ half ton pick- up. Great camper for not alot of money. $3600 obo. Call 391-8768 2002 BUICK Lasabre Limited Liberty Addition, fully loaded, heated seats, 65K miles, $8900. Call Ed at 701-336-7822 or 400-0264. 2002 Ford Escort ZX-2 SALE $3999 WARRANTY, LEATHER, PWR ROOF, NEW TIRES, 35MPG, trades welcome. 701-663-5381 1995 CHEVY 3/4 ton heavy duty cargo van. Over $4000 invested in mechanical. 114k miles. $2000. 701-527-2724 `95 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, remote start, leather, rear heat & AC, good tires, runs great, 190,500 mi, $2,600. Call 701-223-5098 SE BISMARCK, 3 bdrm, 2 ba., fenced yd, gar. $1200 + all util. $1200 Dep. Pet friendly. 701-258-4036 EHO 2005 BUICK LeSabre, 4dr, 3.8 V6, air, dual pw seats, full power, like new, 83K, $9988. Wentz Auto Napoleon (701)226-1114 2003 Ford Taurus SES, $4999, LOW MILES, WARRANTY, loaded, 30 MPG, trades welcome. Call 701-663-5381 . 2008 HONDA Odyssey Minivan. Low miles 29K. Fussy lady's van. Factory Warranty. No accidents or smoke. Must Sell $22950 Consider trade 701-390-3166 Bismarck. 1990 HONDA Civic 109,000 miles. New steering column, new distributor Kenwood CD Unit w/ USB $2,499. 701- 220-0700 $550-$650 +util., $300 dep,, pets $150 dep. Bismarck Mobile home park. 391-8864. 2 BDRM, Bis. WD, CA, shed, deck, fncd yard, no pets /smoking. 258-6205 2 or 3 Bdrms. W/D, Close to School. HAP Welcome! VCZ, INC. 258-9404. NICE USED MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT. Call 663-9219 or 391-0633 2003 DUTCH Star- Newmar, 40ft. Motorhome, 330HP, Cat, Diesel. 48K miles. 3 slide outs. New tires all around, have the build sheet. Upgrade ceramic tile in bathroom area, kitchen area, between driver and passenger seats. Couch and recliner are leather as are driver and passenger seats. Couch makes into a bed, 8 way pwr seats, washer/dryer combo, Satellite equipped, CB radio, 10 Disc CD system, Peacan maple hardwood cabintry, power weather awnings, SBS refrig. special full paint, 7.5 diesel gen. And much more. Transferable service plan. Excellent Condition. Asking $101,500. Call 701-751-1542. In Storage and READY TO GO! 06 Buick Lucerne CXL Heated Leather Auto Start Really Sharp Car V-6 Low Miles and only $14988 Wentz Auto-Napoleon 800-767-3596 226-1114 or 390-3040 EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES FOR LEASE ALL NEW! Located at 107 Main St., Bismarck Individual offices in various sizes ready to move into! Reception Services Include: � Phone Answering & Messaging Service � Mail & Local Messenger Service � High Speed Internet � Centrally Located Copiers & Printers 06 Cadillac DTS Very Sharp Color Has Sunroof Heated Leather and More Books over $18000.00 now just $15988 Wentz Auto-Napoleon 800-767-3596 226-1114 or 390-3040 2001 Hyundai Sonata, V6, Auto, air, cruise. Includes remote starter & Blizzak tires. NADA $2500 selling $2300. Call 258-7224 or 426-9129. `03 BUICK Rendezvous, AWD, A1 shape, extra clean, 102K mi., loaded $7000. 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Call ETI at 303-772-5566 03 Chevy Avalanche 1500 4X4 cab, SALE $14999, Very low miles, wrnty 5.3L vortec, loaded, Chrome wheels, trade welcome 701-663-5381 `87 FORD Ranger, 4x4, 5 spd, looks & runs great 152K mi, also Chevy pickup box trailer, no rust, pkg deal $1600 OBO 701-426-6715 "The best things in life are free...just like my classifieds.* - Dakota, The Classified Dog dakotaclassifieds.com More FREE Classifieds Than Ever Before! *Some categories excluded * Place an Ad Today! dakotaclassifieds.com 701.258.6900 1.866.476.5348 Page 10C Thursday, January 13, 2011 Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com GLASS ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE HERE! ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE HERE! ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE HERE! ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICE HERE! Check out the Service Directory in the Bismarck Tribune Classifieds every day. THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011 Fox makes it to Denver for interview PAGE 3D NBA roundup PAGE 5D WWW. BISMARCKTRIBUNE . COM S ECTION D Williams haunts Bobcats Ex-Bismarck goalie has big night By LOU BABIARZ Tribune Sports Editor A goaltender who helped the Bismarck Bobcats win the Robertson Cup last year backstops his team to victory at the VFW Sports Center. Sounds familiar, right? But on Wednesday, that storyline had a big twist. This time it wasn't Ryan Faragher, but Alexandria's Jake Williams who grabbed the spotlight. Williams made 20 saves as the Blizzard beat the Bobcats 4-2, snapping B i s m a r c k's Williams eight-game home winning streak. Williams relished the chance to beat his former team. " I 'm v e r y e x c i t e d ," Williams said. "It's a big win." It was an uncharacteristically poor effort from the Bobcats, who hadn't lost at home since Oct. 22. "We just didn't bring it tonight," Bobcats coach Layne Sedevie said. "There's no other way around it. It's too bad for the people that came here tonight. I feel bad Wolves girls back in hunt Watford City seventh in Class B poll By MICHAEL WEBER Bismarck Tribune Coach Berton Bates' first two Watford City girls basketball teams went a combined 19-29 -- 10-15 in 2008-09 and 9-14 in 2009-10. His third has Watford City back on the Class B girls basketball map. The 2010-11 Wolves are 80 and ranked seventh in this week's state poll. It is Watford City's best start, and the first season it has been in the state poll since its state tournament campaign of 2005-2006. Bates said playing mostly underclassmen those first two seasons is INSIDE: one reason for Notes on t h e 1 9 - 2 9 Napoleon and r e c o r d . Washburn A n o t h e r i s girls hoops, playing a diffi- Dickinson cult schedule. Trinity boys However, he is hoops. now working with a seasoned roster and the experience is showing. "It all seems to be coming together for us," Bates said. "We had a couple of losing seasons, but the records were a bit deceiving. We played a lot of younger girls, but they were very competitive and they learned a lot during that time. This year there are high expectations. The girls know they have a chance to get something done at tournament time." Bates said the Wolves are undersized (no one over 5foot-8), but are quick, balanced and deep. The starting lineup includes three seniors who have been regulars since their sophomore year -- Dani Bates, Jayme Johnson and Alexis Sanford. Another senior -- Marti Quale -- became a starter her freshman year. Bates, a 5-8 post, is averaging 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Johnson and Sanford average 12.0 and 10.0 points, respectively. Sanford, the team's top outside shooter, drained seven 3pointers in Watford City's 7139 victory over Tioga on Tuesday night. Quale tosses in 7.5 points and dishes out 5.0 assists per game. Sophomore point guard McKayla Haugeberg sports averages of 10.0 points, 5.0 assists and 7.0 steals. Bates also plays five players off the bench. "We dress 10 players and play them all," Bates said. "We have a solid starting five, and our point guard is the one who makes everything go. The girls know what their roles are and do them well. I'm liking the balanced scoring, the teamwork, and most of all, the effort." Bates said the other top contenders in District 15 and Region 8 include New Town and two-time defending Continued on 4D MIKE McCLEARY/Tribune Bobcats' goalie Ryan Faragher, left, turns his back away from members of Alexander as they celebrate scoring their first goal on Wednesday. for them. It's unacceptable any time, but especially at home." The Bobcats acquired Williams during the middle of last season, and he played a major role in their championship run. Williams went 10-1-0 during the regular season with a 1.36 goals against average and four shutouts. Williams played six of Bismarck's 11 postseason games, going 4-2 with a 2.17 GAA. Continued on 4D Harris' agony of the feet BSC guard plays through pain By CINDY PETERSON Bismarck Tribune Bismarck State women's basketball coach Kylee Wilson would love to keep Macie Harris in a game for longer intervals. Harris would love to keep plugging along, but her body won't allow it. The freshman from Kenmare has been slowed down by tendinitis in her Achilles' heels. When Wilson sees Harris grimace, she pulls her out of the game or sends her to the sideline in practice. "You can see when she's in pain," Wilson said. "She's the kind of person who doesn't want to give up or let people WILL KINCAID/Tribune down. She's tries to work Macie Harris (10) has been a valuable member through it." Wilson would love it if Harof the Bismarck State women's basketball team ris was completely healthy because the 5-foot-5 point guard has blended in nicely with the 11-5 Mystics. With only eight players on the roster, Bismarck State also needs all the able bodies it can get. Harris is averaging 9.9 points and 3.2 rebounds a game in limited time. She has also handed out 41 assists, collected 22 steals and drained 18 3-pointers. Harris started to be bothered by the tendinitis in November, the beginning of the season. "I was at practice and my legs got tight," Harris said. "I couldn't run fast." Harris saw BSC's trainer and then went to the doctor. She had two options -- get surgery, which would weaken her tendons and cause more problems, or do a lot of stretching and put up with the pain. Harris didn't want to miss the season because of surgery and has opted to stretch four times a day in 15-minute intervals. "Some days in practice I am standing against the wall stretching in tears," Harris said. Harris isn't too thrilled about playing in three-minute intervals, especially when she knows she could go much longer. Against Dawson, she scored BSC's first 10 points but then had to come out for a break during her hot stretch. "You go hard and then get a break," Harris said. "At the same time you can't get into the momentum of the game. I try the best I can, but I can't be in for five minutes at a time. It's a chronic thing that won't heal on its own. I just have to make sure I stretch." Harris' problems began when she was a small child, Continued on 4D Packers change penalty-prone ways By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green B a y Pa c k e r s c o a c h M i k e McCarthy would emphasize penalties in practice and talk about discipline, only to watch the yellow flags fly again the following Sunday. More than three years' worth of Packers penalty problems hit an all-time low in Week 3 this season, a miserable 18-penalty performance in a loss at Chicago. Even recently, McCarthy said watching film of that game still makes him sick. Since then, one of the league's most penalty-prone teams suddenly became one of its most disciplined. Green Bay ended the regular season with 78 accepted penalties, tying for third-best in the NFL. "It's all coaching," McCarthy joked Wednesday. "Players had nothing to do with it." Kidding aside, McCarthy said players knew something had to change. "We've taken a different path this year," McCarthy said. "They've had a lot of adversity, and they've done really a great job of buckling down on the discipline penalties." Every time the Packers lost a significant player to injury this season, their margin of error got smaller. If they continued piling up penalties as they had in the past, they might be sitting at home right now instead of preparing to play Saturday night's playoff game at Atlanta. Now the bad news for the Packers: The team they're playing has even better discipline. The Falcons committed only 58 penalties this season -- tops in the NFL by a significant margin, as second-best Miami had 72. "We've emphasized special teams penalties because they're spot fouls, and even though they may only be a 5- or a 10-yard penalty, they're spot fouls and they're very penal," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "The other thing that we focus on is Associated Press penalties in the fourth quarter of a game. Games in this league, 51 Green Bay defender Matt Wilhelm (57) Continued on 3D commits a facemask penalty. COMING FRIDAY College basketball: Williston State at Bismarck State; Class B basketball: Jamboree preview SPEAKING "He had a terrific run for us and we want to see what we can do to keep that going." Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on quarterback Matt Hasselbeck TRIVIA What New York Islander led the NHL in scoring in the 1978-79 season? ANSWER IN MORNING KICKOFF ON PAGE 2D Page 2D Thursday, January 13, 2011 Sports 1. Century (7) 8-0 1 35 2. West Fargo 7-1 t2 25 3. GF Central 6-0 t2 19 4. Fargo Shanley 5-1 4 12 5. Mandan 4-3 NR 6 Others receiving votes: Grand Forks Red River, Devils Lake, Turtle Mountain-Belcourt. Minnesota-Duluth at St. Cloud State MSU-Moorhead at Winona State Southwest Minnesota St. at Northern St. Minnesota-Crookston at Upper Iowa Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com AREA SPORTS D-LEAGUE AUSTIN 96, WIZARDS 92 SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas _ Tweety Carter's 3MON-DAK HONOR Player of the week: Dakota-Bottineau pointer with 8.9 seconds left freshman guard Jordan Allard. CLASS A BOYS BASKETBALL helped Austin hold off a late WEST REGION CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL comeback attempt and beat Region Overall WEST REGION the Dakota Wizards 96-92 at W L W L Region Overall Century 6 0 8 0 the D-League Showcase. W L W L Bismarck 6 0 7 2 Century 6 0 8 0 Dickinson 2 2 4 2 The Wizards trailed by as Mandan 3 1 4 3 Jamestown 3 3 5 3 much as 23 points in the sec- MEN'S BASKETBALL Turtle Mountain 2 2 4 2 Minot 2 2 4 3 Bismarck 3 3 4 3 St. Mary's 2 3 2 6 ond half, but twice pulled NSIC Minot 2 2 4 3 Mandan 1 3 4 3 Conference Overall Williston 2 3 3 3 Turtle Mountain 0 4 2 4 within a point before falling W L W L St. Mary's 2 3 2 6 Williston 0 5 0 6 short. Cole Aldrich had 19 MSU-Mankato 8 1 12 1 Jamestown 2 4 3 5 Tuesday, Jan. 11 7 2 11 2 Dickinson 0 4 0 6 Bismarck 54, St. Mary's 44 points and seven blocked Winona State U-Mary 6 4 10 4 Tuesday, Jan. 11 Century 73, Jamestown 59 6 4 9 5 Bismarck 61, St. Mary's 44 shots for the Toros, who won Augustana Dickinson 86, Williston 62 Conc.-St. Paul 5 4 8 5 Century 55, Jamestown 31 Friday, Jan. 14 their eighth straight game. MSU-Moorhead 5 4 8 5 Williston 64, Dickinson 62 St. Mary's at Turtle Mountain, 5:45 p.m. Minn.-Duluth 5 4 7 6 Thursday, Jan. 13 Century at Minot, 7:30 p.m. Carter chipped in 18 points St. Cloud State 5 4 6 7 Century at Minot, 7:30 p.m. Mandan at Williston, 7:45 p.m. Wayne State 5 5 9 5 Friday, Jan. 14 and six assists. Bismarck at Dickinson, 7:30 p.m. MST Bemidji State 4 5 7 6 Bismarck at Dickinson, 5:45 p.m. MST Saturday, Jan. 15 Anthony Goods scored 22 SW Minn. St. 3 6 6 7 St. Mary's at Turtle Mountain, 5 p.m. Mandan at Turtle Mountain, 4 p.m. 3 6 4 9 Mandan at Williston, 6 p.m. points for the Wizards, while Upper Iowa Northern State 2 8 6 8 Saturday, Jan. 15 CLASS B BOYS BASKETBALL 8 5 8 Walter Sharpe had 21 points Minn.-Crookston 1 Fargo North at Century, 3:45 p.m. CARRINGTON JV 57, 14 Mandan at Turtle Mountain, 2:30 p.m. and 10 rebounds. Chris Friday, Jan. Minnesota St. at U-Mary, 8 p.m. PINGREE-BUCHANAN-KENSAL 51 Southwest Minnesota-Duluth at Concordia-St. Paul CLASS B GIRLS BASKETBALL Johnson also had a double- MSU-Mankato at Northern State (Tuesday) MAX 60, WILTON 46 PBK 13 24 36 51 double with 13 points and 11 Minnesota-Crookston at Winona State Carrington 13 25 41 57 MSU-Moorhead at Upper Iowa Wilton 12 18 26 46 BOYS HOCKEY rebounds. PBK (51): Cole Diede 1, Wyatt Guthmiller 2, Max Bemidji State at St. Cloud State 19 38 54 60 Austin 31 54 77 96 Wizards 12 39 67 92 AUSTIN (96): Latavious Williams 3-7 0-0 6, Larry Owens 1-8 3-3 6, Cole Aldrich 9-13 12 19, Elijah Millsap 3-8 9-11 15, Tweety Carter 7-13 2-2 18, Ryan Reid 0-6 3-4 3, Brandon Brooks 1-4 0-0 2, Jerome Dyson 38 6-6 12, Robert Vaden 4-8 0-0 9, Marcus Lewis 3-5 0-1 6. Totals 34-80 24-29 96. WIZARDS (92): Mike Hall 1-4 0-0 2, Renaldo Major 0-3 0-0 0, Chris Johnson 4-11 5-6 13, Anthony Goods 8-16 6-6 22, Vernon Hamilton 5-9 0-1 10, Darren Cooper 3-10 00 6, Hamady N'Diaye 1-3 4-8 6, Mike Anderson 5-10 2-3 12, Walter Sharpe 9-21 2-4 21. Totals 36-87 19-28 92. 3-pointers: A 4-16 (Carter 2-7, Vaden 1-2, Owens 1-4, Millsap 0-1, Brooks 0-1, Dyson 0-1), W 1-10 (Sharpe 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Goods 0-5). Rebounds: A 49 (Williams 12). W 62 (Johnson 11, Sharpe 10). Assists: A 19 (Carter 6), W 18 (Cooper 9). Fouls: A 24, W 21. Steals: A 8 (Millsap 3), W 3 (Goods 1, Cooper 1, N'Diaye 1). Turnovers: A 13, W 15. Blocked shots: A 8 (Aldrich 7), W 7 (Anderson 3). Records: A 16-6; W 6-16. Saturday, Jan. 15 MSU-Mankato at U-Mary, 8 p.m. Augustana at Wayne State Bemidji State at Concordia-St. Paul Minnesota-Duluth at St. Cloud State MSU-Moorhead at Winona State Southwest Minnesota St. at Northern St. Minnesota-Crookston at Upper Iowa Nick Blaskowski 13, J.R. Perleberg 14, Scott Bennett 14, Karsten Vigesaa 7. Totals 18 1118 51. CARRINGTON (57): Seth Abaurrea 4, Levi Hagen 6, Casey Murphy 7, Alex Nelson 20, Cole Hendrickson 6, Scott Engelhorn 4, Tysen Rosenau 7, Pete Henson 3. Totals 21 9-19 57. 3-pointers: PBK 2 (Blaskowski, Bennett) C 6 (Nelson 3, Anaurrea, Hagen, Henson). Fouls: PBK 20, C 18. Fouled out: none. WILTON (46): Mandie Bauer 2, Alley Heck 6, Kaeley Schatz 16, Jocelyn Bergquist 7, Brianna Weisenburger 4, Sammie St. Claire 4, Heidi Clausen 6, Josie Hettich 1. Totals 15 13-25 46. MAX (60): Makayla Huesers 9, Brianna Johnson 12, Whitney Huesers 15, Mikali Jo Talbott 4, McKenzie Scheresky 8, Kimberly Delzer 10, Shelby Bigelow 2. Totals: 18 6-13 60. 3-pointers: W 1 (Weisenburger 1), M 6 (W. Huesers 3, Johnson 1, Scheresky 1). Fouls: W 14. M 21. Wednesday's Games Bakersfield 105, Fort Wayne 93 Reno 111, Maine 102 Tulsa 96, Dakota 92 Rio Grande Valley 124, Erie 106 Thursday's Games at South Padre Island, Texas Idaho vs. Springfield, 11 a.m. Reno vs. Sioux Falls, 1:45 p.m. Iowa vs. Texas, 4:30 p.m. Austin vs. Bakersfield, 7:15 p.m. Friday's Games Fort Wayne at Dakota, 7 p.m. Erie at Maine, 7 p.m. Idaho at Utah, 8 p.m. Tulsa at New Mexico, 8:30 p.m. Wichita Falls 17 15 3 Corpus Christi 13 20 2 New Mexico 9 21 3 WEST DIVISION Team W L OTL Alaska 24 15 1 Fairbanks 23 10 2 Wenatchee 21 12 2 Kenai River 16 15 3 Fresno 13 19 3 Dawson Creek 12 23 2 Tuesday, Jan. 11 Texas 4, Fresno 2 Wednesday, Jan. 12 Alexandria 4, BOBCATS 2 Thursday, Jan. 13 Kenai River at Wenatchee Friday, Jan. 14 BOBCATS at Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. Owatonna at Coulee Region Aberdeen at Austin New Mexico at Corpus Christi Topeka at Amarillo Port Huron at St. Louis Wichita Falls at Texas Janesville at Motor City Kenai River at Wenatchee Fairbanks at Alaska Saturday, Jan. 15 Alexandria at BOBCATS, 7:15 p.m. Owatonna at Coulee Region Aberdeen at Austin Topeka at Amarillo Port Huron at St. Louis Fresno at Texas Janesville at Motor City Dawson Creek at Chicago New Mexico at Corpus Christi Fairbanks at Alaska Kenai River at Wenatchee 37 28 21 Pts 49 48 44 35 29 26 GIRLS HOCKEY STATE STANDINGS Conf Overall W L T OL Pts W L T West Fargo 9 1 0 0 18 10 1 0 Fargo North 7 2 0 0 18 9 3 0 Fargo South 8 2 0 0 16 9 2 0 Grand Forks 7 2 0 0 16 7 4 0 Bismarck 6 2 0 0 12 8 3 0 Jamestown 4 5 0 1 9 4 6 1 Minot 4 6 0 0 8 4 7 1 Williston 3 7 0 0 6 5 7 0 Devils Lake 2 7 0 0 4 2 7 2 Dickinson 1 7 0 0 2 2 9 0 Mandan 0 10 0 0 0 1 11 0 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Jan. 11 West Fargo 2, Jamestown 0 East Grand Forks, Minn., 4, Grand Forks 2 Thursday, Jan. 13 Mandan at Dickinson, 5:15 p.m. MST Minot at Williston Friday, Jan. 14 Bismarck at Mandan, 7 p.m. Devils Lake at West Fargo Jamestown at Fargo North Saturday, Jan. 15 Williston at Bismarck, Schaumberg, 5 p.m. Devils Lake at Fargo South Dickinson at Minot Thief River Falls at Grand Forks HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING WILLISTON 54, WATFORD CITY 24 (Tuesday) 103: Sammy Maisey, Sammy, W, won by fall over Coleton Jore, Coleton, 2:36. 112: Jake Scott, WC, won by fall over Adam Stevens, 2:37. 119: Clay Jorgenson, WC, won by forfeit. 125: Paul Michaelson, W, won by fall over Carson Hartwig, 0:52. 130: Kirby Kain, W, won by fall over Trevor Kalberer, 3:07. 135: Eddie Maisey, W, won by forfeit. 140: Jake Thomas, WC, won by fall over Markus Noeske, 0:56. 145: Joe Rice, W, won by fall over Austin Garmann, 1:13. 152: Karson Knudtson, WC, won by fall over Derrik Wrolson, 2:30. 160: Alfredo Rosales, W, decisioned Nolan Kalberer, 7-3. 171: Jacob Sargent, W, won by fall over Kalin Mogen, 5:06. 189: Adam Stevens, W, decisioned Branden Meuth, 7-6. 215: Zach Corneliusen, W, won by forfeit. 285: Nathan Halvorson, W, won by forfeit. WEST REGION MON-DAK HONOR Player of the week: Williston State freshman guard Blake Nash. CLASS A BASKETBALL CENTURY LEADS BOTH POLLS BISMARCK CIVIC CENTER JAMBOREE At Civic Center Main Arena Saturday, Jan. 15 Solen vs. Napoleon, 9:30 a.m. New Salem vs. Strasburg-Zeeland, 11 a.m. New England vs. South Border, 12:30 p.m. Washburn vs. Standing Rock, 2 p.m. Killdeer vs. Grant County, 3:30 p.m. Shiloh Christian vs. Mott-Regent, 5 p.m. Linton vs. Dickinson Trinity, 6:30 p.m. Bowman County vs. Flasher, 8 p.m. BISMARCK CIVIC CENTER JAMBOREE At Civic Center Exhibit Hall Saturday, Jan. 15 Richardton-Taylor vs. South Border, 9:30 a.m. Killdeer vs. Wilton-Wing, 11 a.m. New Salem vs. Strasburg-Zeeland, 12:30 p.m. Dickinson Trinity vs. Kidder County, 2 p.m. Standing Rock vs. Linton, 3:30 p.m. Grant County vs. Bowman County, 5 p.m. Flasher vs. Mott-Regent, 6:30 p.m. New England vs. Shiloh Christian, 8 p.m. STANDINGS East Conference W L Pct Iowa 16 6 .727 Erie 14 7 .667 Fort Wayne 12 9 .571 Maine 10 12 .455 Springfield 6 14 .300 Dakota 6 16 .273 Sioux Falls 2 15 .118 West Conference W L Pct Tulsa 16 6 .727 Rio Grande Valley 13 7 Bakersfield 12 8 .600 Reno 12 8 .600 New Mexico 11 10 .524 Texas 9 9 .500 Utah 9 9 .500 Austin 8 11 .421 Idaho 5 14 .263 Tuesday's Games Austin 119, Dakota 97 Springfield 95, Utah 89 Maine 98, New Mexico 97 Erie 79, Idaho 74 GB -- 1� 3� 6 9 10 11� GB -- .650 3 3 4� 5 5 6� 9� Century continues to lead the boys and girls Class A basketball polls. The Century boys collected five of the seven firstplace votes. No. 2 Bismarck WOMEN'S BASKETBALL High garnered the other two. NSIC The Century girls were Conference W L the unanimous No. 1 choice. Wayne State 0 Mandan, unranked last Winona State 10 7 2 Minn.-Duluth 6 3 week, moved into the No. 5 Augustana 6 4 Northern State 6 4 spot. 4 The polls are compiled by MSU-Mankato 5 MSU-Moorhead 5 4 5 the North Dakota Associated U-Mary State 5 St. Cloud 4 5 Press Sportscasters and Conc.-St. Paul 4 5 Bemidji State 2 7 Sportswriters Association. Minn.-Crookston 2 7 BOYS Team(lstplacevotes) W-L Prv 1. Bis. Century (5) 8-0 1 2. Bismarck (2) 7-2 3 3. Fargo South 5-3 t5 4. Fargo North 5-2 t5 5 (tie). West Fargo 5-3 2 Fargo Shanley 5-2 4 Others receiving votes: None. GIRLS Team(lstplacevotes) W-L Prv Pts 32 29 21 9 7 7 Region Overall W L T OL Pts W L T Century 8 0 0 0 18 9 4 0 Minot 7 1 0 0 14 7 3 0 Bottineau 6 0 0 0 12 10 2 0 Bismarck 4 2 1 0 9 6 5 1 Jamestown 3 5 1 0 7 4 7 1 Hazen-Beulah 3 6 1 0 7 4 7 2 Mandan 2 6 1 2 7 2 9 1 Dickinson 1 7 0 0 2 1 10 0 Williston 1 8 0 0 2 1 9 1 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Jan. 11 Jamestown 4, Mandan 3 Thursday, Jan. 13 Hazen-Beulah at Bismarck, 7:15 p.m. Mandan at Dickinson, 7:30 p.m. MST Friday, Jan. 14 Williston at Bottineau Minot at Jamestown Saturday, Jan. 15 Bismarck at Bottineau, 7:30 p.m. (4-point game) Dickinson at Minot LOCAL SPORTS ABE WINTER TO SIGN BOOKS 2 Pts SW Minn. St. 2 7 Upper Iowa 1 8 Friday, Jan. 14 Southwest Minnesota St. at U-Mary, 6 p.m. Minnesota-Duluth at Concordia-St. Paul MSU-Mankato at Northern State Minnesota-Crookston at Winona State MSU-Moorhead at Upper Iowa Bemidji State at St. Cloud State Saturday, Jan. 15 MSU-Mankato at U-Mary, 6 p.m. Augustana at Wayne State Bemidji State at Concordia-St. Paul Overall W L 13 1 11 2 8 5 13 4 9 5 8 5 8 5 8 6 7 6 5 8 5 8 5 8 3 10 1 12 EAST REGION Region Overall W L T OL Pts W L T West Fargo 6 2 1 0 17 9 2 2 G.F. Central 4 1 0 0 10 7 3 0 G.F. Red River 4 2 0 0 10 7 4 0 Devils Lake 4 2 1 0 9 9 2 1 Fargo North 3 3 1 0 9 5 4 1 Grafton-PR 3 3 0 0 6 6 7 0 South-Shanley 2 5 0 0 6 4 7 0 Fargo Davies 0 3 1 0 1 6 5 1 Wahpeton 0 5 0 0 0 2 8 0 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Jan. 11 West Fargo 7, Fargo South-Shanley 5 Grafton-Park River 3,. G.F. Red River 1 Thursday, Jan. 13 Grafton-Park River at G.F. Central Friday, Jan. 14 Wahpeton-Breckenridge at Fargo Davies Saturday, Jan. 15 Fargo South-Shanley at Devils Lake G.F. Red River at Fargo North Grafton-Park River at West Fargo East Grand Forks at G.F. Central NAHL STANDINGS CENTRAL DIVISION Team BOBCATS Owatonna Coulee Region Alexandria Aberdeen Austin NORTH DIVISION Team St. Louis Janesville Motor City Michigan Traverse City Springfield Chicago Port Huron SOUTH DIVISION Team Topeka Amarillo Texas W 20 19 19 14 12 9 W 25 21 20 19 20 17 7 2 W 23 22 21 L OTL 9 2 12 4 10 3 13 4 18 3 18 3 L OTL 8 4 11 2 11 1 11 3 12 1 17 2 22 4 27 1 L OTL 8 2 6 3 7 5 Pts 42 42 41 32 27 21 Pts 54 44 41 41 41 36 18 5 Pts 48 47 47 Former Tribune sports editor Abe Winter will be going on a tour signing copies of his book, "Memoirs of an Unknown Sportswriter (Except in North Dakota)." Below is the schedule of his appearances. Thursday: Fargo, Cash Wise, Fargo, 3-6 p.m. Friday: Grand Forks, UND Bookstore, 5-7 p.m. Saturday: Grand Forks, Gerrell's Sports Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday: Minot, Home Sweet Home, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday: Williston, Books On Broadway, 57 p.m. Jan. 18: Minot, Main Street Books, 3-6 p.m. Jan. 20: Bismarck, Barnes & Noble, , 7-9 p.m. Jan. 21, Bismarck Tribune, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 22, Tentative, Linton or Fargo. CLASS B BASKETBALL STANDINGS CLASS B BOYS BASKETBALL DISTRICT 5 LaMoure Ellendale Litchville-MM Barnes Co. North Central Prairie Edgeley-Kulm Pingree-BK District W L 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 Overall W L 6 5 7 3 4 6 4 6 4 5 6 4 0 9 NR-Sheyenne Midkota Lakota-AE Carrington 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 9 3 0 5 2 6 10 6 DISTRICT 9 District W L Solen 4 0 Shiloh Christian 3 0 Standing Rock 3 0 Center-Stanton 2 2 Flasher 1 4 Grant County 1 4 New Salem-Almont 0 4 Overall W L 10 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 4 8 3 9 1 10 Mott-Regent Bowman County Hettinger Heart River Beach New England Scranton W 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 L 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 W 7 6 6 7 6 7 3 L 1 4 4 4 6 3 7 CLASS B GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICT 5 Barnes Co. North Ellendale LaMoure Pingree-BK Edgeley-Kulm Litchville-MM Central Prairie District W L 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 Overall W L 4 4 6 2 4 2 2 8 1 6 1 6 0 6 Lakota-AE Midkota Harvey-Wells Co. 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3 8 3 3 1 DISTRICT 9 Standing Rock Shiloh Christian New Salem-Almont Grant County Flasher Solen Center-Stanton District W L 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 Overall W L 8 4 4 4 8 1 4 3 3 3 2 8 1 6 Beach Mott-Regent Scranton Heart River Hettinger New England Bowman County 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 8 4 3 2 4 1 0 0 2 4 5 3 6 7 DISTRICT 14 Dickinson Trinity Killdeer Beulah Hazen Richardton-Taylor Glen Ullin-Hebron District W L 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 3 Overall W L 8 2 4 8 9 1 5 7 2 9 3 7 DISTRICT 14 Dickinson Trinity Beulah Killdeer Hebron-Glen Ullin Richardton-Taylor Hazen District W L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Overall W L 7 1 6 3 4 2 3 3 2 6 1 4 DISTRICT 6 District W L Linton 1 0 Napoleon 1 0 Strasburg-Zeeland 0 0 Kidder County 0 1 South Border 0 1 Overall W L 11 0 8 2 5 6 4 8 3 8 DISTRICT 6 Napoleon Linton-HMB Kidder County South Border Strasburg-Zeeland District W L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Overall W L 9 0 6 1 5 2 6 3 2 6 DISTRICT 10 Washburn Turtle Lake-MM Max Wilton-Wing Garrison Underwood District W L 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 Overall W L 8 0 4 4 6 3 4 4 3 6 2 6 DISTRICT 10 Turtle Lake-MM Washburn Wilton-Wing Max Garrison Underwood District W L 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 Overall W L 9 3 8 3 7 5 4 8 2 9 2 9 DISTRICT 15 New Town Parshall Watford City Stanley Mandaree North Shore-WS District W L 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 Overall W L 9 0 1 8 6 2 3 7 2 7 2 7 DISTRICT 15 Watford City Stanley Parshall North Shore-WS New Town Mandaree District W L 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 Overall W L 8 0 6 2 4 4 2 3 5 3 2 8 DISTRICT 7 Four Winds-WM Warwick Harvey-Wells. Co. District W L 3 0 2 0 2 1 Overall W L 10 2 6 3 10 3 DISTRICT 7 Carrington Four Winds-WM NR-Sheyenne District W L 1 0 0 0 0 0 Overall W L 5 1 7 1 6 2 DISTRICT 13 District W L Overall W L DISTRICT 13 District Overall SCOREBOARD FOOTBALL NFL PLAYOFFS Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 Seattle 41, New Orleans 36 N.Y. Jets 17, Indianapolis 16 Sunday, Jan. 9 Baltimore 30, Kansas City 7 Green Bay 21, Philadelphia 16 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 15 Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 3:30 p.m.(CBS) Green Bay at Atlanta, 7 p.m.(FOX) Sunday, Jan. 16 Seattle at Chicago, Noon(FOX) N.Y. Jets at New England, 3:30 p.m.(CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 23 NFC, 2 p.m.(FOX) AFC, 5:30 p.m.(CBS) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 30 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 6 p.m.(FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m.(FOX) Saturday, Jan. 29 At Mobile, Ala. Senior Bowl, 3 p.m.(NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 At San Antonio Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge, 1 p.m. Memphis 18 21 .462 15 Houston 17 22 .436 16 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City26 13 .667 -- Utah 26 13 .667 -- Denver 21 16 .568 4 Portland 20 19 .513 6 Minnesota 9 30 .231 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 28 11 .718 -- Phoenix 16 21 .432 11 Golden State 15 22 .405 12 L.A. Clippers 12 24 .333 14� Sacramento 8 28 .222 18� Tuesday's Games Indiana 111, Philadelphia 103 Washington 136, Sacramento 133, OT Milwaukee at Atlanta, ppd. San Antonio 107, Minnesota 96 Denver 132, Phoenix 98 New York 100, Portland 86 L.A. Lakers 112, Cleveland 57 Wednesday's Games Charlotte 96, Chicago 91 Indiana 102, Dallas 89 Atlanta 104, Toronto 101 Boston 119, Sacramento 95 Memphis 107, Detroit 99 San Antonio 91, Milwaukee 84 New Orleans 92, Orlando 89, OT Oklahoma City 118, Houston 112 Phoenix 118, New Jersey 109, OT Utah 131, New York 125 L.A. Lakers at Golden State, n Miami at L.A. Clippers, n Thursday's Games Washington at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Miami at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Friday's Games Chicago at Indiana, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. New Jersey at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Atlanta 45 22 16 7 51 140 140 Carolina 42 21 15 6 48 127 128 Florida 41 19 20 2 40 113 109 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Detroit 43 27 11 5 59 149 123 Nashville 42 23 13 6 52 111 98 Chicago 45 24 18 3 51 142 124 St. Louis 41 20 15 6 46 110 116 Columbus 43 20 20 3 43 110 134 Northwest Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Vancouvr 42 28 8 6 62 145 102 Colorado 44 22 16 6 50 144 142 Minnesota 43 21 17 5 47 108 123 Calgary 43 18 20 5 41 117 129 Edmonton 41 13 21 7 33 103 141 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Dallas 44 26 13 5 57 127 118 Phoenix 43 21 13 9 51 121 123 Anaheim 45 23 18 4 50 117 123 Los Angeles42 23 18 1 47 126 108 San Jose 44 21 18 5 47 121 122 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games Vancouver 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Carolina 6, Calgary 5, SO Boston 6, Ottawa 0 Montreal 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Phoenix 4, Columbus 3 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2 Florida 4, Washington 3, OT Nashville 5, Minnesota 1 Dallas 3, Edmonton 2 Toronto 4, San Jose 2 Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 2 Tampa Bay 3, Washington 0 Chicago 4, Colorado 0 St. Louis at Anaheim, n Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Boston, 6 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Vancouver at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Nashville at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday's Games Vancouver at Washington, 6 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6 p.m. Calgary at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m. LOS ANGELES ANGELS--Agreed to terms with C Jeff Mathis on a oneyear contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS--Agreed to terms with C Koyie Hill on a one-year contract and OF Reed Johnson on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METS--Agreed to terms with LHP Taylor Tankersley on a minor league contract. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW YORK JETS--Placed RT Damien Woody on injured reserve. Signed WR Patrick Turner from the practice squad. GOLF LPGA--Named Nancy Lopez, Donna Bailey, Rick Brawner, Lynn Connelly, Barbara Kauffman and Donna Richardson Joyner to the board of directors of The LPGA Foundation. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-- Assigned G David LeNeveu to Springfield (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS--Signed F Jerred Smithson to a two-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS--Recalled G Robin Lehner and F Corey Locke from Binghamton (AHL) on an emergency basis. Reassigned G Mike Brodeur and F Jim O'Brien to Binghamton. BASKETBALL NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 29 9 .763 New York 22 16 .579 Philadelphia 15 23 .395 Toronto 13 25 .342 New Jersey 10 28 .263 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 30 9 .769 Orlando 25 13 .658 Atlanta 26 14 .650 Charlotte 15 21 .417 Washington 10 26 .278 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 25 13 .658 Indiana 16 20 .444 Milwaukee 14 22 .389 Detroit 12 26 .316 Cleveland 8 30 .211 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 33 6 .846 Dallas 26 11 .703 New Orleans 23 16 .590 GB -- 7 14 16 19 GB -- 4� 4� 13� 18� GB -- 8 10 13 17 GB -- 6 10 HOCKEY NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Phildlpha 42 27 10 5 59 142 109 Pittsburgh 45 27 14 4 58 143 107 N.Y. Rangers4425 16 3 53 127 109 N.Y. Islanders411321 7 33 97 134 New Jersey 42 11 29 2 24 78 133 Northeast Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 42 23 12 7 53 123 93 Montreal 44 24 17 3 51 109 105 Buffalo 42 18 19 5 41 115 124 Toronto 42 18 20 4 40 112 125 Ottawa 43 16 21 6 38 93 132 Southeast Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 44 26 13 5 57 131 137 Washngtn 44 24 13 7 55 126 116 TRANSACTIONS WEDNESDAY BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL--Suspended Arizona minor league OF Alfredo Marte 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League DETROIT TIGERS--Agreed to terms with OF Ryan Raburn on a two-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS--Agreed to terms with RHP Luke Hochevar on a one-year contract. COLLEGE BOWLS Saturday, Jan. 22 At Orlando, Fla. East-West Shrine Classic, 3 p.m. MORNING KICKOFF Trivia answer FROM 1D: Bryan Trottier led the league in scoring. This was the only time Trottier would accomplish this because Wayne Gretzky began his reign in the 197980 season. boys basketball champions Gall added 15 and Vernon RADIO TODAY rebounded from a 12-0 first- Huber 11. MEN'S BASKETBALL quarter deficit to post a 736 p.m. TV TODAY 66 win over the Century GOLF KXMR (710 AM) -- North Dakota State at IUPUI Patriots. 8:30 a.m. Bart Manson poured in a TGC -- European PGA Tour, Joburg Open, SCHEDULE first round, at Johannesburg, South Africa game-high 30 points for the (same-day tape) THURSDAY p.m. Magicians, who remained 6 TGC -- PGA Tour, Sony Open, first round, Men's basketball: Williston State at Bismarck State, 8 p.m. unbeaten at 5-0 in the West at Honolulu Women's basketball: Williston State at MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Bismarck State, 6 p.m. Region. Girls basketball: Century at Minot, 7:30 p.m. Century was led by Matt 6 ESPN -- Purdue at Minnesota p.m.; Grant County at Shiloh Christian, 8 p.m. ESPN2 -- Providence at West Virginia Guenther's 15 points. Boys hockey: Hazen-Beulah at Bismarck, 8 p.m. 7:15 p.m.; Mandan at Dickinson, 7:30 p.m. 50 YEARS AGO (1961): ESPN -- Virginia Tech at North Carolina MST. ESPN2 -- Mississippi St. at Mississippi WISHEK -- The Wishek Bad- 9:30 p.m. Girls hockey: Mandan at Dickinson, 5:15 p.m. MST. FSN -- gers rolled to their seventh 10 p.m. Southern Cal at Oregon College wrestling: U-Mary at Upper Iowa, p.m. straight win, downing Medi- ESPN2 -- Loyola Marymount at Portland 7 High school wrestling: St. Mary's at na 67-43 in a nonconference NBA Jamestown, 7 p.m. Boys swimming: Century at Jamestown, 5 p.m. tussle. The Badgers jumped 7 FSN -- Washington at Minnesota p.m. off to an 18-11 lead at the 7:15 p.m. FRIDAY TNT -- first stop and were never 9:30 p.m.Orlando at Oklahoma City D-League: Fort Wayne at Wizards, 7 p.m. NAHL: Bobcats at Alexandria, 7:30 p.m. TNT -- Miami at Denver threatened. College hockey: Minnesota at UND, 7:30 p.m. Larry Moeckel paced the SOCCER Men's basketball: Southwest Minnesota 11 a.m. winners with 19 points. Earl ESPN2 -- MLS, Draft, at Baltimore State at U-Mary, 8 p.m.; Williston State at United Tribes, 8 p.m. Women's basketball: Southwest Minnesota State at U-Mary, 6 p.m.; Williston State at United Tribes, 6 p.m. Boys basketball: St. Mary's at Turtle Mountain, 5:45 p.m.; Century at Minot, 7:30 p.m.; Mandan at Williston, 7:45 p.m.; Bismarck at Dickinson, 7:30 p.m. MST; Standing Rock at Shiloh Christian, 7:30 p.m. Girls basketball: St. Mary's at Turtle Mountain, 5 p.m.; Mandan at Williston, 6 p.m.; Bismarck at Dickinson, 5:45 p.m. MST. Girls hockey: Bismarck at Mandan, 7 p.m. Boys swimming: Mandan at West Fargo, 5 p.m.; Bismarck at Fargo South, 5 p.m. College wrestling: U-Mary at MSUMankato, 7 p.m. High school wrestling: Century at Miles City, Mont., Tournament, 9 a.m. MST. Gymnastics: Bismarck and Century at Wahpeton Invitational, 5 p.m. Girls hockey: Williston at Bismarck at Schaumberg, 5 p.m. High school wrestling: Century at Miles City, Mont., Tournament, 9 a.m. MST; Mandan at Gadbury Duals in Moorhead, Minn.; Bismarck and St. Mary's at Beulah Miner Invitational, 9 a.m. MST. Boys swimming: UND Invitational, 9:30 a.m. College track and field: U-Mary at NDSU Bison Invitational. 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Boys hockey: Bismarck at Bottineau, 7:30 p.m. Bismarcktribune.com Bismarck Tribune National Football League Thursday, January 13, 2011 Page 3D Vikings: We'll pay for a third of cost of new stadium By PATRICK CONDON and DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Though Minnesota state lawmakers appear likely to insist that a roof be part of any public deal for a new Vikings stadium, the team is sticking with its offer to pay about a third of the bill -- minus whatever a roof would cost. Vikings vice president and stadium point man Lester Bagley said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Vikings would prefer an outdoor stadium, but understood that might not win legislative approval when lawmakers in February take up the team's request for a stadium funded in part by taxpayers. State Sen. Julie Rosen, likely lead sponsor of the stadium bill at the Capitol, confirmed that hunch. She said most lawmakers want a facility like the Metrodome that can host not just NFL football but also dozens of high school and college tournaments and other public events. Bagley said the Vikings wouldn't insist on playing outside, despite team owner Zygi Wilf's recent comments that he preferred an outdoor stadium. But Bagley said the Vikings saw it as precedent that the Minnesota Twins ponied up about a third of the cost of outdoor Target Field. "A roof does not provide any benefit to the Vikings," Bagley said in the interview at team headquarters in Eden Prairie. "It also costs a couple hundred million dollars more in capital costs, in addition to the operating costs that are much higher for a covered facility." With the team's lease for the currently snow-damaged Metrodome set to expire after next season, Bagley said the team is hoping lawmakers act this year to replace a building he called "not a viable NFL facility" and ensure the Vikings stay in Minnesota. An outdoor stadium has been estimated to cost at least $700 million, with a permanent or retractable roof likely to add another few hundred million dollars to the total price. But a roof could also be the cost of getting the bill through the Legislature, said Rosen, R-Fairmont. "If you're going to put this much capital, this much sweat and tears into it, you're going to need a 365-day facility like the Metrodome," she said. Rosen said she expected to introduce her stadium bill in mid-February. She and Bagley offered few hints as to its contents, but said it would include a location for the new stadium, a total price tag and funding mechanism, and the type of stadium. Sites previously discussed as possibilities have included the current site of the Metrodome, a few other locations within the city of Minneapolis or one of several Twin Cities suburbs. Both Rosen and Bagley indicated the funding proposal would in some ways mimic a previous plan to in part tap stadium users directly through taxes on football jerseys and similar items. "It's not going to be a clean mechanism like it was with the Twins," said Rosen, referring to the Target Field financing plan that dealt about a third of the cost to the Twins and the rest to Hennepin County taxpayers. "It's going to be a cobbling together of many sources." With a more than $6 billion budget deficit facing down state lawmakers, Bagley refused to speculate what would happen if the Legislature failed to act on the Vikings' request this year. Other American cities are seeking pro football teams, including Los Angeles, where two firms are currently competing to build a new NFL stadium in hopes of enticing a team there. The president and CEO of one of those groups, Anschutz Entertainment Group's Tim Leiweke, said he and Wilf are "not in the middle of extended talks" about the team's status. Leiweke said he and Wilf spoke as recently as late December, but emphasized their business relationship and Wilf's interest in developing an entertainment district similar to what AEG has created in Los Angeles. "My assumption is that Minnesota is going to try to get their situation resolved in the near future, so we don't get too worked up about it," Leiweke said in a phone interview. "Zygi made it real clear he'd like to solve his problems there and get a stadium built. We do business there, and we're going to be very careful not to do anything to harm the process. So from a personal standpoint, I hope they figure it out." Commissioner Roger Goodell, during a visit to Minnesota last month, said he "certainly" hopes the Vikings don't move. "Our focus is entirely on making sure they're successful here in this market," Goodell said. Rosen, the state senator, said that's where Minnesota lawmakers come in. "I do feel the Vikings could easily pick up and move," Rosen said. "Because it is a business. You have to ask yourself what would the Legislature be doing if, say, Target was threatening to move out of state? It demands a response." Brady shrugs off criticism By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady just wants to talk about football. The New York Jets won't let him. Day after noisy day, the mouths to the south keep moving. The quarterback tries to evade their onslaughts as if they were 300-pound pass rushers. The latest blitz: Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie called the mop-topped leader of the New England Patriots an expletive. "I've been called worse," Brady said, brushing it off like the heavy snow that fell on Foxborough. "I'm sure there's a long list of people who feel that way." Cromartie made his comment Tuesday to the New York Daily News and didn't back off on Wednesday, although he said he's never met Brady. "Why should I regret it? That's how I feel," he said. "As long as I'm in the NFL and he's in the NFL, there's going to be a hatred." Brady just keeps plowing forward. The Patriots most valuable motorist, who was involved in a car collision three days before the season opener but made it to practice, traveled treacherous roads and arrived at work on time Wednesday. "It was tough conditions for everyone," Brady said. "But everyone's here, ready to work and get ready for the biggest game of the year." Does anything faze this guy? New York's Rex Ryan hopes to be as successful outwitting New England's Bill Belichick on the field as he is off it when the coaches lead their teams in Sunday's his antics on the field." Did he mean Brady pointed at the Jets' sideline or looked at them after scoring? "I don't like seeing that; nobody does. No Jet fan likes to see that. And I know he can't wait to do it. He's not going to say anything publicly," Ryan said. He's right about that. "It's certainly not my intent. I'm sure there's 50,000 cameras on the game. If I did that I'm sure they'd show it," Brady said, sounding innocent. "I don't think I've ever pointed at anybody. That's not my style." Even if he did rub it in by gesturing to the New York sideline after scoring during a 45-3 win Dec. 6, it could have been prevented -- by the Jets themselves. "He was pretty demonstrative when we played him up there last time," Jets linebacker Jason Taylor said. "I come from the school of thought where if you don't want someone to celebrate or be excited or say something to you or do something that you might perceive as offensive, then don't let them score." Cromartie said he hopes Brady tries to pick on him Sunday for his remark. But is there a line that can be crossed that goes beyond trash talking? " I 'm s u r e t h e r e i s ," Belichick said calmly. And what is that? "I don't know," he said. "In my mind right now it's the New York Jets Sunday at 4:30." Might all the jabbering have an effect on the Patriots performance then? "We'll see on Sunday night at 7:30," Brady said. "That's when everybody will be able to tell whether it played a role or not." Associated Press New England quarterback Tom Brady was criticized by New York cornerback Antonio Cromartie. divisional playoff game. Ryan already has opened wide his bulging playbook of colorful remarks by throwing verbal jabs at Brady, who simply shrugs them off -- but may not forget. Last Thursday, the Jets boss said "nobody" studies like Indianapolis quarterb a c k Pe y t o n Ma n n i n g . Brady, Ryan said, "thinks he does" but gets more help from Belichick than there is with Manning. Brady acknowledged that he gets "a ton" of help from his coach. On Saturday night during the Patriots' bye week, Brady attended the Broadway play "Lombardi" about Green Bay's legendary coach Vince Lombardi and missed part of the Jets' 17-16 playoff win over the Colts on television. Ryan said on Monday, with a grin, that "Manning would have been watching our game." He also said that day that Brady "took a shot at me by Associated Press John Fox arrived in Denver Wednesday to meet with the Broncos about their head coaching vacancy. Fox interviews with Denver Coach's flight had been delayed three times By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer DENVER -- John Fox brought his spiffy new orange tie to Denver along with a proven blueprint for resurrecting a downtrodden team. Fox finally arrived in Denver early Wednesday afternoon to meet with the Broncos about their head coaching vacancy after his flight out of North Carolina was delayed three times this week by winter weather. Fox then met with John Elway, who is leading the team's second head coaching search in two seasons, to see if he was a good fit with the Broncos, who are coming off a franchise-worst 4-12 season. Fox touts a top-of-thepile resume. "I've been doing it. I have a plan, whether it's a bye week schedule, a training camp schedule. It's not my first rodeo, so to speak," Fox said. "So, I think I do have a blueprint to do it. We've had success, some years more than others. But you know the full body of work I think holds a blueprint for success." Fox has built a team from the ground up before. "When I went into the Panthers we were 1-15 and it was very similar, a second (overall) pick, much the same situation," he said. Fox's contract wasn't renewed by the Panthers following an NFL-worst 2-14 season. He is the fifth candidate the Broncos have interviewed to replace Josh McDaniels, who was fired Dec. 6 amid the team's worst slide in four decades and the embarrassing Spygate II videotaping scandal. Fox said his interview was as much about him getting a feel for the Broncos to see if the fit was right. "This is going to be twosided," he said. "I want to see what direction they want to go, and whether or not I can be a benefit to that. We'll find out and that's why I'm here." Although fellow candidates Eric Studesville, Perry Fewell and Dirk Koetter have interim head coaching experience and Rick Dennison has deep organizational knowledge after spending 24 years with the Broncos as a player and an assistant, none of them have the coaching credentials that Fox does. Fox, 55, spent the last nine seasons as Carolina's coach, going 73-71 and winning five of eight games in three trips to the playoffs. The Panthers were coming off a 1-15 season when he took over in 2002 and led them to a 7-9 mark in his first year before guiding them to the Super Bowl in his second season. "I think the rebuild (in Denver) probably is going to require a little bit more on defense than offense but you know, I think I have a blueprint that we executed in Carolina and I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work here in Denver," Fox told reporters at Denver International Airport before heading to Dove Valley. General manager Brian Xanders has said the team's top priority is fixing the lastplace defense, which will be the focus on Denver's draft, and Fox's background is steeped in defense. He spent 13 years as a defensive assistant with the Steelers, Chargers, Raiders, Rams and Giants, including seven seasons as defensive coordinator, before taking over the Panthers. Fox said he wouldn't have a problem if the Broncos want to stick with the 3-4 defensive scheme they've employed since 2009 even though he mostly used a 4-3 look in Carolina. Another advantage for Fox is his deep roots in the NFL, which would allow him to build a strong staff. Fox's Panthers teams averaged nearly nine wins a season in his first eight years in Charlotte, but Carolina was the only team with a worse record than Denver in 2010. Fox insisted he wasn't beaten down by last year's difficult season or by the grind of being an NFL head coach. "I still have a big passion for it," he said. "I'm excited about this opportunity, the Broncos' tradition. I think getting John involved is critical. And I just want to get a chance to visit these guys and see what their plan's going to be." Elway said last week when he was hired as the team's new chief football executive that his new coach should be willing to work with rookie quarterback Tim Tebow. And Fox said he's a big believer in the former Florida star who started Denver's last three games. "Well, I'll say this: I had dinner with the young man in Gainesville in the evaluation process and I know he'll do whatever it takes to be a great player," Fox said. "He's got a lot of the intangibles I look for and where that goes, it's hard to predict. He's in the development stage for sure, but I think he has the makings to be as good as he wants to be." Of Denver's five candidates so far, only Fewell has had interviews with other NFL teams about their head coaching vacancies. He interviewed with the Cleveland Browns and the Panthers, who hired Ron Rivera. Fewell, the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, interviewed with the Broncos on Sunday as did Studesville, who went 1-3 after being promoted from running backs coach upon McDaniels' ouster. Offensive coordinators Dennison of Houston and Koetter of Jacksonville interviewed Tuesday. Packers' penalties percent of them come down to eight points or less for the entire season (and) 25 percent come down to three points or less. I think it's very important that you don't have critical penalties in the fourth quarter." McCarthy is impressed with the Falcons' team-wide discipline. "It's just not one phase or two phases," McCarthy said. "They are a football team that really stays on schedule as far as what they try to do and how they do it. They are very fundamentally sound. I really appreciate the way they have been coached because it shows up on film." And finally, McCarthy is seeing some of the same things from his own team. Going into the 2010 season, Green Bay was among the NFL's five most frequently penalized teams for three straight seasons. The Packers were the league's mostpenalized team last season with 118. "We always tell the guys on offense, this is not a complicated game," offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said. "If you're going backwards, it's tough to score." This year, the reductions came across the board: -- On defense, the Packers committed 15 fewer penalties in the 2010 regular season than they did in 2009. A major improvement came on face mask penalties; Green Bay had eight defensive face mask penalties in 2009 and only two this season. -- On offense, Green Bay had 13 fewer penalties than in 2009. The reduction came despite the Packers actually having one more false start on offense this season than they did last season. -- Their special teams had 12 fewer penalties than last season. There was a huge reduction in special teams holding calls. Green Bay had a whopping 14 holding calls on special teams in 2009 but only three this season. "When we began back in the spring, that was something that we identified that we needed to change," special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum said. "We put the process in motion, and I think we've seen the results of it." Green Bay's disciplined Continued from 1D play continued in Sunday's playoff victory at Philadelphia, in which the Packers had only two penalties accepted against them. Philbin said the improvement began in the offseason but really took hold after what he calls the "disaster night in Chicago," the 18penalty outing in a Sept. 27 loss to the Bears. "I think we made a bigger emphasis," Philbin said. "I know we did offensively. I know Coach did as a team. I think we probably made more of a point of it, and the guys responded." Defensive back Jarrett Bush, one of Green Bay's key special teams players, said avoiding penalties is critical -- but the Packers can't get caught playing tentatively and worrying too much about the referees. "We've just got to worry about playing football," Bush said. "Some calls can be questionable, some calls are accurate. We just worry about playing football, let the refs do the reffing and make the calls that they make." Page 4D Thursday, January 13, 2011 Sports Bismarck Tribune Bismarcktribune.com Introductions are in order Sony Open is first full-field PGA event By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer HONOLULU -- Maui is a reunion of winners. Oahu is more of a meet-and-greet. The Sony Open is the first full-field event of the PGA Tour, a time filled with as much optimism as curiosity. It is not unusual to see veterans looking at names on the golf bags to figure out who some of these guys are. There are 26 rookies at Waialae, 10 of them who have never teed it up in any PGA Tour event. "You walk on that range and you feel like you're on a different tour," Ernie Els said. Paul Goydos, starting his 19th year on tour, mentioned that he had already met three players in the dining room. Did they know him? "Yeah, I think so," Goydos said. "But when they say, `My dad loves your game,' that's when you know you're in deep trouble." Goydos had hit his tee shot when he made a quick detour to the practice range to adjust his driver. When he got back to the first fairway, another player was right ahead of him. It was 20-yearold Bio Kim, the youngest player on tour this year, and among those who had never competed in a PGA Tour event. Goydos introduced himself, and jokingly said, "I'm sure his dad has seen me play." Kim, a South Korean who once lived in Irvine, Calif., for five years as a teenager, was asked if he knew anything about Goydos. "You shot 59," he said to him with a smile. "At least I'm known for one thing," said Goydos, who hit golf's magic number at the John Deere Classic last year. Such introductions are part of the charm of the Sony Open, a tournament that brings together veterans and rookies, old and new. The field includes 54-year-old Fred Funk, and he's not even the oldest player at Waialae. That would be 67-year-old Dave Eichelberger, now a PGA club pro who recently won the Aloha Section and earned a spot in the field. T h e ro o k i e s i n c l u d e Joseph Bramlett, a Stanford g ra d u a t e w h o m a d e i t through Q-school on his first try and became the first player of black heritage since Tiger Woods to join the PGA Tour. There's Keegan Bradley, the nephew of LPGA Tour star Pat Bradley, a pair of Nationwide Tour grads in Jamie Lovemark and Kevin Chappell. This is the time to dream big. Bramlett, who qualified for the U.S. Open last summer, knows he has never had any success on the PGA Tour. He also has never experienced any prolonged failure, which allows for such high hopes. "Everyone is pretty optimistic," Jim Furyk said. "You've got goals, New Year's resolutions, things you want to achieve. If you're not optimistic this time of the year, I'd sure as hell hate to see what your attitude is like in October. Ry a n Pa l m e r i s t h e defending champion, and the field features four players from among the top 15 in the world, most of whom were at Kapalua last week for the season-opening Tournament of Champions. Furyk had played four times before he got his PGA Tour card, and he remembers starting his rookie season in 1994 at the Sony Open. His father was with him and stepped away when Thilmony not with the Mystics Els Guydos By CINDY PETERSON Bismarck Tribune The Bismarck State men's basketball team is without a key player. Guard Jordan Thilmony hasn't competed in Bismarck State's last four games due to a violation of the school's student conduct policy. He is suspended indefinitely, according to BSC athletic director Buster Gilliss. Thilmony, a sophomore guard from Mandan, was charged with delivery of marijuana on Nov. 24, 2010. Charges were filed on Dec. 10, 2010. He pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the Class B felony. Thilmony's next court appearance is slated for Feb. 7. At Tuesday's prelminary hearing, Thilmony's bond conditions were amended to allow him to travel through North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. He is out of custody upon posting a $1,500 bond. BSC men's basketball coach Jason Harris said he Furyk took his spot on the practice range. Facing a hard Kona wind, into this face and blowing to the left, he took out a sand wedge and his first shot fat. "I blew all this dirt and sand up in the air and it just coated the guy next to me, almost like I could hear it hitting him," Furyk said. "I looked over to see who was behind me, and it was Lanny Wadkins." Another shot, same result. Furyk tried his best to make light of the situation, no matter how mortified he was. "I said, 'I guess I'll aim a little farther right on the next one,"' Furyk said. "He was over his ball, and he looked up and said, 'That would be nice.' That was the only conversation." Welcome to the tour, kid. Furyk turned out OK. He now has 16 wins, a major, a FedEx Cup title and he's closing in on $50 million for his career. was not allowed to comment on the situation. Through 10 games played, Thilmony averaged 10.6 points and 2.2 rebounds a game while draining 18 3pointers. As a freshman, he was a starter on last year's team that advanced to the NJCC Division II national tournament. Thilmony is no longer listed on the Mystics' roster on BSC's website. Harris said the absence of Thilmony allowed for sophomore guard Isiah Kampeska of Aurora, Colo., to log more minutes of playing time. "Isiah has stepped up and has been playing pretty well for us," Harris said. "I have been happy with the job he's doing." Kampeska scored 16 points against Miles on Monday night and 14 against Dawson on Jan. 6. Kampeska Kampeska has played in all 16 games for the Mystics and is averaging 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Bobcats lose Continued from 1D But the Bobcats only had room for one starter, so coach Layne Sedevie dealt Williams to Fresno in the offseason. "I kind of had an idea, me and Ryan both being (1990 birthdates), that they wouldn't keep both of us," Williams said. "... When (Sedevie) asked me my plans for next year, I said, `I'd like to stay, but if I'm not going to start, I'd like to go someplace that I would play.'" This season has been rougher for Williams, who was traded from Fresno to Alexandria in early November. He had just a 7-7-3 record with a 3.70 GAA heading into Wednesday's game. "I've been a little bit inconsistent, and a lot more inconsistent than I'd like to be," Williams said. "But hopefully this is a turning point in the season for me." Williams certainly looked sharp Wednesday, and so did the Blizzard. Alexandria dominated the first two periods while racing to a 4-0 lead. Nardo Nagtzaam, the leading scorer in the Central Division netted his 19th of the season just 4:56 into the game. Steve Zierke followed with his 18th and 19th, and Brent Bain made it 4-0 just eight minutes into the second period. "I think our players are very ready to play against these guys, because we know that they're the best team in the division," Alexandria coach Doc DelCastillo said. "We have to come with everything that we've got to compete with them." At that point, Sedevie lifted Faragher in favor of Tommy Burke. Faragher -- who began the night first in the NAHL in save percentage and was among the league leaders in every important goaltending category -- has been an iron man for the Bobcats. He has played in 28 of Bismarck's 31 games and started the last 20 in a row. But Sedevie said he wasn't concerned about fatigue. "When we're good in front of him, I think he's the best goaltender in the league," Sedevie said. Burke, who was making just his fourth appearance, stopped all nine shots he faced. The Bobcats did score twice in the third. Former Bismarck High standout Ty l e r R i c h t e r s p o i l e d Williams' shutout bid with his fifth goal of the season. Then with an extra attacker on, Frank DeAugustine finished the scoring with 21.6 seconds remaining. The teams play again Friday in Alexandria and Saturday in Bismarck. "It's going to be a good test Friday to see what we're made of," Sedevie said. " There's been ups and downs, and we responded through the year. We need to go into their building and show that we're for real." Alexandria 2 2 0 -- 4 Bobcats 0 0 2 -- 2 First period: 1. A, Nardo Nagtzaam 19 (Tyler Swanson, Alex Altenbernd), 4:56. 2. A, Steve Zierke 18 (Joe Rubbelke, Michael Pieper), 18:08 (pp). Penalties: A, Rubbelke (high-sticking), 12:25. B, Nikolaj Rosenthal (holding), 12:25. B, Tyler Richter (slashing), 16:36. Second period: 3. A, Zierke 19 (Thomas Williams, Brent Bain), 1:33. 4. A, Bain 9 (Paul LaDue, Williams), 8:00. Penalties: B, Bryce Schmitt (high-sticking), 9:52. Third period: 5. B, Tyler Richter 5 (unassisted), 9:59. 6. B, Frank DeAugustine 14 (Schmitt, Richter), 19:39. Penalties: A, Rubbelke (hooking), 1:16. B, Frank DeAugustine (hooking), 4:43. B, Tom Rizzardo (roughing), 4:43. A, Vadim Gyesbreghs (interference), 12:24. Goalie saves: A -- Jake Williams 20. B -- Ryan Faragher 15; Tommy Burke 9. Penalties: A 3 minors. B 5 minors. Records: A 14-13-4; B 20-9-2. Class B notes region champion Stanley. New Town defeated Stanley earlier this season, and the Wolves later downed New Town. Watford City will play Stanley on Jan. 28. "Stanley was the preseason favorite because they returned a lot of kids," Bates said. "But it's looking like it's going to be a real battle for the top spot in our district." The Wolves will be tested on Saturday when they host top-ranked and unbeaten Beach. The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 20, but was postponed because of inclement weather. "We're anxious to see how we measure up," Bates said. "They're a veteran team and they're the defending state champions. Win or lose, we know we're going to learn some things that will help us down the road." Washburn made it into the Class B girls top 10 for the first time this season. Keith Jacobson's eighthranked crew is 8-0 with a lineup that includes all five starters and several reserves from last year's team. Plus, it has a talented newcomer in junior Spanky Clayton, an All-District 9 and AllRegion 5 performer at Center-Stanton in 2008-09. " We were pretty excited going into the season, and things have been going well, so far," Jacobson said. "We have a lot of seniors who want to accomplish some goals. They're working very hard and playing well right now." Jacobson said the Cardinals are using last year's postseason disappointment as motivation. Washburn finished fourth in the District 10 tournament and then lost in the Region 5 quarterfinals to Standing Rock. "We expected to play much better and go much further than we did," Jacobson said. "The girls really want to get to state this year." One difference between last year and this year is more team balance. Multitalented senior Sam Schell, a starter since her freshman year and a 1,000-point career scorer, hasn't had to do as much as in other years. "Over the years, Sam did just about everything from bringing the ball up the court to posting up," Jacobson said. "That put lots of pressure on her. This year the other girls are more aggressive with the ball. They're trying more to make things Washburn rolling along This week, unbeaten happen instead of waiting went 16-3 and 15-3, respectively, in the regular season. However, there were no District 6 or Region 3 titles. "Two years ago, we played mostly eighth-graders and sophomores. Now they're sophomores and seniors with lots of experience," Lehr said. "We have a very good group of kids. They've had some success in the past, and they're ready to take the next step. They're good athletes ... very quick. We put a lot of pressure on other teams with our defense and our transition offense." The quickest of the bunch is senior guard Rikki Schmidt, who has won four Class B sprint state titles in track. Schmidt averages 13.0 points per game. Sophomores Sheridon Dewald and Kendra Weigel average 16.3 and 13.1 points, respectively. Dewald also collects 7.9 rebounds per game. Other starters are senior Shenille Laber and sophomore Mikayla Young. Freshman Miriah Jangula (8.0 ppg.) provides spark off the bench, as does senior Kayla Gross and sophomore Brenna Schmidt. Linton-HMB and Kidder County have ruled District 6 for most of the past decade, combining for seven of the last eight titles. Lehr expects the two to be in the thick of it again. "Napoleon hasn't won the district in a long time and we think we have a chance to put an end to that ... but it's going to be tough because Linton and Kidder County have good teams," Lehr said. "That's why we have to keep improving." WILL KINCAID/Tribune Macie Harris (10) of Bismarck State drives to the hoop Continued from 1D against Miles on Monday night. for someone else to take charge. We're seeing more balance, not just in scoring but in other areas. That's going to be big for us." In addition to Schell, other players who saw extensive action last season include Cori Moberg, Candace Ankenbauer, Sam Tweeten, Allison Weisgarber, Kennedy Retterath and Lindsey Wicklander. Macie Harris but nobody realized she would experience the problems she's having now. When Harris began walking and running, she did it on her tiptoes, which caused her Achilles' to stretch. She said she should have undergone surgery when she was 2, but her doctor at the time recommended braces. Wilson likes the skills Harris brings to the team. "She's explosive," Wilson said. "She is small but is strong. She's not afraid to get hit or knocked to the floor. She's hard to defend. Defensively, she's very aggressive. We've had to work with her on not reaching." Harris was a Lions all-star selection as a senior. But basketball skills aren't Harris' only forte. She spent the fall golfing for Bismarck State. Harris could have easily chosen to make volleyball her sport of choice in college. She was a Class B all-state selection in high school and helped guide Kenmare to two state titles during her career. But Harris' first love was Continued from 1D basketball, and she was cajoled into joining the BSC golf team by coach Jason Harris. "College volleyball seemed like it would be different," Macie Harris said. "I knew I wouldn't get to play. BSC had a sophomore libero ahead of me. I have no regrets about not playing volleyball. I'm happy with the decision." I f Ha r r i s' t e n d i n i t i s becomes unbearable, she can always fall back on golf as her sport in college because Harris' feet aren't a pain on the golf course. "I can always stick with golf," Harris said. But Harris' main focus is on helping the Mystics basketball team advance as far as possible. "I've made it this far," Harris said. "I don't want to throw all the hard work in the preseason away. " We a re v e r y s m a l l , height-wise, and in amount of people. But we've learned to work together. We still have a lot of work to do, but that's the fun part." added an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored four power-play goals to end a three-game losing streak with a win over the Montreal Canadiens. Trinity upsets Beulah Three days after falling to No. 2 Fargo Oak Grove, the No. 10 Dickinson Trinity Titans bounced back with a 53-42 victory over No. 3 and previously unbeaten Beulah Tuesday night in Class B boys basketball action. The Trinity defense was in full force as the Titans held the high-scoring Miners to 30-plus points below their season average. However, Beulah was playing without leading scorer Casey Duppong, who suffered a broken wrist during the Miners' 6359 victory over Hazen last Friday. "Beulah's a deep team, but when your best player isn't on the floor, it takes some adjusting," Trinity coach Gregg Grinsteinner said. "But it was still a big win for us. The defense played well and we did some nice things on offense. The kids responded very well after the loss to Oak Grove." Trinity will take on fourthranked and unbeaten Linton-HMB on Saturday at the Civic Center Class B Jamboree. Napoleon girls thriving For the first time in Darcy Lehr's tenure as head coach, the Napoleon girls basketball team is occupying space in the Class B poll. Lehr's seventh NHS team sports a 9-0 record and is ranked third behind No. 1 Beach and No. 2 Central Cass. Yet while Lehr acknowledges that the ranking is good for the program and the fans, he doesn't want his team to get too caught up in the attention it has been getting. "It's nice to have that kind of recognition. The girls certainly deserve it," Lehr said. "But right now we want to focus on the things that we can control, like improving each week." Lehr's current squad is made up of girls who played extensively on the 2008-09 and 2009-10 teams, which NHL ROUNDUP Blackhawks 4, Avalanche 0 CHICAGO (AP) -- Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second straight shutout and Dave Bolland and Fernando Pisani had a goal and an assist apiece Wednesday Lightning 3, Capitals 0 TA M PA , Fl a . ( A P ) -- night to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Col- Dwayne Roloson made 23 orado Avalanche. saves for his second shutout Penguins 5, Canadiens 2 this month against WashingMONTREAL (AP) -- Alex ton and the Tampa Bay Goligoski scored twice and Lightning beat the Capitals. Bismarcktribune.com Bismarck Tribune Sports NBA ROUNDUP Celtics 119, Kings 95 BOSTON (AP) -- Paul Pierce scored 25 points and Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 13 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Thursday, January 13, 2011 Page 5D All's quiet on baseball front Selig, GMs meet By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. -- Commissioner Bud Selig met with baseball's general managers at the start of what promised to be an uneventful two-day meeting of owners at an appropriately tranquil Phoenixarea resort. Expansion of the playoffs to include two more wild card teams has been put off until at least 2012, largely because it would must be agreed to by the players' association. The union's labor contract with Major League Baseball expires in December. Selig wasn't scheduled to talk with reporters until Thursday, following a joint meeting of general managers and owners. When he walked past reporters on Wednesday he told them they were "in for a lot of dead time" at the meetings. While the NFL and NBA are talking lockout in labor confrontations, baseball has made no such dire warnings, a sign of the peace that exists between owners and the union since the devastating 1994-95 strike that wiped out the World Series for the first time in nine decades. "Commissioner Selig has worked hard obviously to put the game into the position, as well as the union side, to both work together to find compromise," New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "They've done a great job with that." Several general managers said the playoff expansion and proposed increase in the use of instant replay didn't even come up when the GMss met with Selig. They said those are issues to be decided at the ownership level. Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said expanding the playoffs "would probably be good for the fans." "Certainly other sports have more teams and I think that's very beneficial," he said. "The way the game's gone the last decade, a lot of parity and a really a lot of good jobs by not just the big market teams getting in, I think whatever keeps people in the race and keeps the fans that love their team s with the hope of getting in and maybe another a team or two get in I think that would be great." Oakland general manager Billy Beane said MLB should be careful about expanding i n s t a n t replay. " Yo u ' v e got to be careful letting the genie out of the bottle," he said. "Really, Selig there's got to e a lot of discussion. I think there should be limitations quite frankly. ... I think there's a certain part of baseball history that lends itself to human decisions." A year ago, at these same meetings, Selig adopted a policy of including general managers in meetings with owners to help them understand the differences of their jobs. With little to deal with on the administrative front, talk quickly turned to the upcoming season and the always-rugged AL East. Cashman said he was still working on pitching from what he described as a "thin" free agent pool, and as far as he knew Andy Pettitte still planned to stay home with his family rather than pitch another season. If Pettitte changes his mind, any return would be with the Yankees, Cashman said. (AP) -- Zach Randolph had 34 points and 17 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 26 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Detroit Pistons. Hornets 92, Magic 89 OT NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Emeka Okafor had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets held off Orlando in overtime, snapping the Magic's ninegame winning streak. Pacers 102, Mavericks 89 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Brandon Rush scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth Associated Press quarter to help the Indiana Boston guard Ray Allen, Pacers beat the Dallas Mavcenter, pulls up as he ericks. Thunder 118, Rockets 112 shoots between TORONTO (AP) -- Mike Sacramento guard Eugene Bibby made a go-ahead 3- Jeter, left, and forward pointer with 8.2 seconds left, Jason Thompson. Hawks 104, Raptors 101 Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 36 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Toronto Raptors for their fifth straight victory. Bobcats 96, Bulls 91 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- D.J. Augustin had 22 points and 12 assists, hit four decisive free throws down the stretch and outplayed Derrick Rose in the Charlotte Bobcats' victory over the HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 points and 13 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder Chicago Bulls. snapped the franchise's 11game losing streak in HousSpurs 91, Bucks 84 MILWAUKEE (AP) -- ton with a win over the RockReserve Matt Bonner scored ets. all 17 of his points in the sec- Jazz 131, Knicks 125 ond half, Manu Ginobili SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- added 23 and the San Anto- Deron Williams and reserve nio Spurs beat the Milwau- C.J. Miles scored 24 points kee Bucks for their fourth apiece, leading seven Utah straight win. players in double figures as Grizzlies 107, Pistons 99 the Jazz beat the New York AUBURN HILLS, Mich. Knicks. AP TOP 25 BASKETBALL ROUNDUP Florida State 66, No. 1 Duke 61 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Derwin Kitchen scored 22 points, Chris Singleton added 18 and Florida State snapped No. 1 Duke's 25game winning streak with a victory Wednesday night. No. 3 Kansas 84, Iowa State 79 AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Marcus Morris had career highs with 33 points and 13 rebounds, Markieff Morris added 17 points and No. 3 Kansas held off Iowa State to win its 20th straight conference opener. No. 14 Texas A&M 71, Oklahoma State 48 C O L L E G E S TAT I O N , Texas (AP) -- Nathan Walkup and David Loubeau scored 16 points apiece and No. 14 Texas A&M extended its winning streak to 12 games with a victory over Oklahoma State. RECREATION DIGEST BASKETBALL BISMARCK STANDINGS Women's C e n t u r y L e a g u e : Te a m Tr i x 6 - 0 , AmeriPride 4-2, Buechler Construction 4-2, Backman Drilling 2-4, BZ Body 2-4, Haas Hauling 0-6. Classic League: Westcon Industries 5-1, Lifeways/The Lodge 4-2, Power Financial 4-2, Westside Bar and Grill 3-3, Team Helvik 2-4, Haman Ranch 0-6. Olympic League: Bismarck Radiology Associates 5-1, Active Life Chiropratic 4-2, Midwest Doors 4-2, Underwood Farm Supply 4-2, Carpet World 3-3, Mr. Appliance 33, Time Out Tavern 1-5, All State 0-6. Roughrider League: Senger and Associates 5-1, Roadhouse Bar and Grill 4-2, Salter Farms 4-2, Prairie Knights Casino 33, MHA 1-5, Solen Community Youth Center/Just Enough 1-5. Men's Tuesday Missouri League: MidDakota Insurance Agency 5-0, Eide Ford 4-1, Hideaway 3-2, Rec Rats 3-2, Coors Light 2-3, Hangman Drywall, Inc. 2-3, Ground Round 1-4, Northwest Contracting 0-5. Tuesday Burleigh League: Reza's Pitch 5-0, Bismarck Moose #302 4-1, Capital RV 3-2, Ruby Tuesday's 3-2, Northwest Contracting 2-3, Brunos Pizza 1-4, Hunters Club/Oster Bros. Construction 1-4, Robi's Repair, Inc. 0-5. Wednesday Badlands League: Comfort Inn 4-1, Dakota Express 4-1, Fertilawn 4-1, Eastgate Funeral Service 3-2, Carpetworld 2-3, Mohler Oil 2-3, Daryl Braun & Associates 1-4, Modern Fenceworks 0-5. Wednesday Burleigh League: Cold Stone Creamery 5-0, Dakota Mini Storage 3-2, Kroll's Diner 3-1, Obrian's 1-3, University Associates PT 1-3, Aaron's Sales and Leasing 0-4. Wednesday Capital League: Advanced Physical Therapy 5-0, Grand River Casino 4-1, MCS 3-2, Basin Electric 2-3, C & J Storage/Electrical Services 1-4, Bartlett & West 0-5. Wednesday Classic League: KFYR/Stadium 5-0, Nexus Innovations 4-1, Sports Page 3-2, Olson's Inc 2-3, Dakota Community Bank 1-4, Miller Insulation 0-5. Wednesday Dakota League: J & L Insurance 5-0, Elbow Room 4-1, Recreation Supply Company 3-3, Eide Bailly 2-3, Eslinger Chiropractic 2-4, Tweeten Seed Farm 0-5. Wednesday Lewis and Clark League: Aurora Energy Solutions 5-0, Sportsmen's Bar - Wilton 4-1, Grizzly 3-2, Bismarck Moose Lodge #302 1-4, BNC National Bank 1-4, The Lodge 1-4. Wednesday Olympic League: Starion Financial 5-0, Anderson Custom Cabinets 4-1, Superior Silk Screen 3-2, Apple Creek Country Club/Dakota Screen Arts 2-3, Sisters/Pure Country 1-4, Cloverdale Foods 05. Wednesday Roughrider League: Chuppe Chiropractic 3-1, Clooten Siding & Windows Inc 3-1, Kramer Agency 3-1, Buffalo Wild Wings 2-2, Club Fido 2-3, Blue Flint 0-5. Burleigh League: Midcontinent Communications 3-1, Perkins 3-1, Timeless Spa 3-1, Wolfies Place 3-2, Northern Plains 1-4, Capitan Freddies 0-4. Thursday Capital League: McClusky Elevator/Bentz Supply 5-1, Capitan Freddies 4-2, Ebel Hay Hauling 4-2, Dakota Gaming Supply 3-3, Livewire Energy 3-3, SOT 3-3, Dakota Eye Institute 2-4, Set in Stone Concrete 0-6. Thursday Dakota League: Winfield Solutions 4-0, Denny & Sons 3-1, Churchill Pharmacy 2-2, Kyle Herman Farmers Insurance Agency 2-3, Professional Insurance Services 2-2, Capitan Freddies 0-5. Thursday Missouri League: Bruno's Pizza 3-1, Knife River 3-1, Space Aliens 3-1, Flow Mobile 2-2, Missouri Valley Ag 1-3, Wagon Wheel Lumber 0-4. 8.4; Green Awards: Piper BGA 7.2. Floor: Red Awards: Schwengler BGA 8.9, Heiden BGA 8.85, Newbraugh BGA 8.6, Haman BGA 8.55; White Awards: Prince BGA 8.35, Piper BGA 8.2. Girls Level 5 Team scores 1. Bismarck Gymnastics Academy 103.55, 2. Jamestown 99.1, 3. Dakota Star 98.45, 4. Western Stars 84.85. All Around: Blue Awards: Mikayla Bennett BGA 35.75, Blythe Ehrmantraut BGA 34.35; Red Awards: Elicca Stugelmeyer BGA 33.45, Kaya Gayette DS 33.45, Cathy Friesz DS 32.85, Rylee Bowers DS 32.15; Yellow Awards: Nellie Masseth DS 29.8. Vault: Red Awards: Stugelmeyer BGA 8.8, Bennett BGA 8.7, Friesz DS 8.5; White Awards: Gayette DS 8.4, Ehrmantraut BGA 8.3, Bowers DS 8.0, Masseth DS 8.0. Uneven Bars: Blue Awards: Bennett BGA 9.3, Stugelmeyer BGA 9.0; White Awards: Ehrmantraut BGA 8.2; Yellow Awards: Gayette DS 7.95; Green Awards: Friesz DS 7.35, Bowers DS 6.7; Pink Awards: Masseth DS 5.6. Balance Beam: Blue Awards: Bowers DS 9.1; Red Awards: Ehrmantraut BGA 8.75, Friesz DS 8.6; White Awards: Gayette DS 8.4, Bennett BGA 8.4, Masseth DS 8.0;Green Awards: Stugelmeyer BGA 6.9. Floor Exercise: Blue Awards: Bennett BGA 9.35, Ehrmantraut BGA 9.1; Red Awards: Stugelmeyer BGA 8.75, Gayette DS 8.7; White Awards: Friesz DS 8.4, Bowers DS 8.35, Masseth DS 8.2. Girls Level 6 Jaysea Bowers DS was the only local girls in this Level finishing 1st All Around with 34.25, Floor Exercise with 8.7, Beam with 9.0, Bars with 8.2 and 5th on Vault with 8.35. Girls Level 7 All Around: 1. Rachel Dillman DS 34.975, 3. Kate Dillman DS 31.75. Vault: 1. R. Dillman DS 9.5, 2. K. Dillman DS 8.7. Uneven Bars: 1. R. Dillman DS 7.5, 3. K. Dillman DS 6.6. Balance Beam: 1. R. Dillman DS 8.9, 2. K. Dillman DS 7.55. Floor Exercise: 2. R. Dillman DS 9.075, 2. K. Dillman DS 8.9. Colorado 74, No. 21 Kansas State 66 MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Levi Knutson scored 20 points, Alec Burks added 12 and Colorado beat a ranked team on the road for the first time in 14 years with a win over No. 21 Kansas State. No. 4 Syracuse 76, St. John's 59 NEW YORK (AP) -- Kris Joseph scored 18 points and No. 4 Syracuse remained undefeated with a victory over St. John's at Madison Square Garden. No. 15 Missouri 77, Nebraska 69 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Marcus Denmon made five 3-pointers and matched his career best with 27 points, helping No. 15 Missouri end Nebraska's 11-game winning streak with a victory. Vanderbilt 73, No. 24 Georgia 66 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- John Jenkins and Festus Ezeli scored 18 points apiece and Vanderbilt beat No. 24 Georgia to snap the Bulldogs' nine-game winning streak and ruin their first game back in the Top 25 since the end of the 2003 season. No. 5 Pittsburgh 72, No. 22 Georgetown 57 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ashton Gibbs hit five 3pointers and scored 22 points, and No. 5 Pittsburgh broke open the game early and remained unbeaten in the Big East with a win over No. 22 Georgetown. No. 19 Temple 83, St. Bonaventure 55 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ramone Moore scored 13 of his 19 points in the last 5:17 of the first half and No. 19 Temple beat St. Bonaventure. MANDAN STANDINGS North: Truss Systems 4-0, Berger Chiropractic 3-1, White Maid Diner 3-1, LB Homes 2-2, Leingang Home Center 0-4, Kelsch, Kelsch, Ruff and Kranda 0-4. Central: Veracity Motots 4-0, Zander Body Shop 3-1, O'Brians-Northern States 3-1, All American Yard Services 2-2, Reza's Pitch 04, Action Sports 0-4. South: Vicky's Sports Bar 4-0, Wilkens Insurance 3-1, Scuba One 2-2, Rud Oil 2-2, Kel-Cap-Winkler Trucking 1-3, Financial Ed 0-4. GYMNASTICS SADIE WARREN MEET IN MINOT Girls Level 4 Team scores 1. Bismarck Gymnastics Academy 109.35, 2. Sidney, MT 107.4, 3. Gymagic 107.15, 4. Western Stars 96.7. All Around: Blue Awards: Kelly Haman BGA 36.25, Erin Heiden BGA 35.75, Mikayla Newbraugh BGA 35.2, Zoe Prince BGA 35.05, Allison Schwengler BGA 34.9; Red Awards: Alex Piper 33.3. Vault: Blue Awards: Haman BGA 9.4, Prince BGA 9.3, Heiden BGA 9.2, Schwengler BGA 9.1, Newbraugh BGA 9.1, Piper BGA 9.0. Uneven Bars: Blue Awards: Haman BGA 9.5, Newbraugh BGA 9.1; Red Awards: Piper BGA 8.9, Heiden BGA 8.5; White Awards: Prince BGA 8.3; Yellow Awards: Schwengler BGA 7.6. Balance Beam: Blue Awards: Schwengler BGA 9.3, Heiden BGA 9.2, Prince BGA 9.1; Red Awards: Haman BGA 8.8; White Awards: Newbraugh BGA No. 2 Ohio State 68, Michigan 64 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- William Buford scored 19 points and No. 2 Ohio State went on a 12-0 run in the second half before holding on to beat Michigan. No. 7 Villanova 88, No. 18 Louisville 74 PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Corey Stokes scored 23 points and Mouphtaou Yarou had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 7 Villanova to its 10th straight win, over No. 18 Louisville. No. 25 Cincinnati 74, South Florida 66 CINCINNATI (AP) -- Redshirt freshman Sean Kilpatrick scored 18 points, giving No. 25 Cincinnati some spark in a listless game, and the Bearcats bounced back from their first loss of the season by beating South Florida. SKATING CAPITAL ICE CHIPS CAPTURE BRONZE The Bismarck Figure Skating Club captured the Bronze Medal in the Foot of the Lake Synchronized Skating Competition in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on Jan. 8. The Capital Ice Chips competed in the Intermediate Division. BOWLING SEASON LEADERS MIDWAY LANES Men: Game -- Dave Bosch 300, Jon Breckel 300, Sly Foote 300, Dave Givan 300, Tom Miller 300, Ben Mues 300, Russ Nelson 300, Jake Sauter 300, Grant Veen 300. Three-game series -- Grant Veen 811, Jon Breckel 810, Thomas Wolf 809, Jason Locken 808, Sly Foote 803. Four-game series -- Bob VanderderVorst 991, Gary Bryant 978, Bob VanderVorst 977, Duane Sandvick 963, Jack Nelson 961. Women: Game -- Missy Jahner 279, Sandy Randazzo 278, Missy Jahner 269, Laurie Bense 267, Marie Foster 267. Threegame series -- Sandy Randazzo 746, Missy Jahner 732, Deanna Saragosa 694, Brenna Berg 681, Zoie Maher 672. Four-game series -- Missy Jahner 977, Missy Jahner 955, Marie Foster 943, Marie Foster 942, Marie Foster 926. Thunderhawk 279. Men's series -- Chad Smestad 676, Gary Shipman 674, Chad Harrison 661, Tim Geloff 661, George Thunder Hawk 661. Women's game -- Brittnee Foote 182. Women's series -- Stacy Keeler 514. Early Risers: Game -- Janeen Meiheck 189. Series -- Janeen Meiheck 517. Even Dozen: Men's game -- Rod Bakken 278. Men's series -- Rod Bakken 709, Richard Gendron 650. Women's game -- Sue Matteson 191. Women's series -- Rachelle Bakken 524. Flintstone: Game -- Todd Haux 279. Series -- Chad Broeckel 703, Kent Heinle 657, Keith Becker 670, Jerry Heck 670. Friday Seniors: Men's game -- Don Smith 225. Men's series -- Don Smith 631. Women's game -- Loretta Landeis 245. Women's series -- Loretta Landeis 565. Golden Oldies: Men's game -- Tom Miller 279. Men's series -- Hilmer Mohl 715, Tom Miller 657. Women's game -- Leah Waddingham 187. Women's series -- Donna Miller 499. Junior High: Boys game -- Kelly Kuntz 191. Boys series -- Kelly Kuntz 591. Girls game -- Abbegale Renken 190. Girls series -- Abbegale Renken 412. Midway Classic: Game -- Missy Jahner 258, Brooke Meissel 250, Marie Foster 249. Series (4) -- Missy Jahner 955, Marie Foster 866, Brooke Meissel 789. Monday Madness: Men's game -- Ryan Pearcy 233. Men's series -- Grant Veen 633. Women's game -- Sheila Tveito 222. Women's series -- Sheila Tveito 617. Rookies: Boys game -- Jaden Evanger 178. Boys series -- Thomas Alvarez 377. Girls game -- Tatum Paasch 136. Girls series -- Tatum Paasch 355. Roughrider: Game -- Jon Prussing 276. Series -- Grant Veen 681, Jon Prussing 681. Senior High: Boys game -- Ryan Sandvick 258. Boys series -- Ryan Sandvick 658, Reed Hagel 653. Girls game -- Victoria Bellon 224. Girls series -- Victoria Bellon 579. Strike Searchers: Game -- MIssy Jahner 259. Series -- Missy Jahner 683. Sunday Nite Leftovers: Men's game -- Stu Rifas 231. Men's series -- Stu Rifas 618. Women's game -- Kayla Banker 196. Women's series -- Kayla Banker 543. Sundowners: Game -- Carmen Husebye 212. Series -- Becky Robinson 534. TGIT: Game -- Chad Entzel 276. Series -- Thomas Wolf 712. Tuesday Golden Agers: Men's game -- Garnett Rudie 259. Men's series -- Garnett Rudie 696, Sam Mitzel 650. Women's game -- Shirley Sailer 211. Women's series -- Shirley Sailer 543. Twins: Game -- Grant Veen 288. Series -- Grant Veen 811, Jason Helbling 661, Gary Hultin 656. Wednesday Morning Coffee: Game -- Cathy Meyer 197. Series -- Cathy Meyer 531. UPCOMING EVENTS DEADLINES SUBMIT BY TUESDAY: All Upcoming Events or Recreation Digest items should be submitted to the Tribune sports department by 5 p.m. Tuesday of the week they are intended to run. Information may be provided by e-mail, fax (223-2063), phone call (888-684-2293) or by visiting the Tribune office. Please send all e-mail items for Recreation Digest or Upcoming Events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Steele. $75 per team For grades 6-7. Deadline: Feb 19. Call Dwight Randall at 4752783 or 527-1739 for more information NAPOLEON ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT: March 12 at Napoleon, For girls in grades 5-8, for boys in grades 5-7. Fee: $125. Deadline: March 4. Email email@example.com or call 754-2320 for more information. PATRIOTS HOOPS FEST: March 19-20. For boys and girls in grades 4-8. To register v i s i t www.chs.bismarckschools.org/chs/chsathletics/bbb or Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org VCPR SPRING SHOOTOUT: March 2526. For boys and girls in grades 4-8. Deadline: March 16. Fee: $110. To register contact email@example.com. JAMESTOWN SPRING SHOOTOUT: March 19. For boys and girls in grades 3-8. Contact Bluejaybb@ymail.com or www.jamestownbasketballboosters.com for entry form. THE 22ND ANNUAL QUEEN CITY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: March 25-27 in Spearfish, S.D. Fee: $150 per team. Open for boys and girls grades 4-11. Deadline: March 11. Entry forms are at http://spearfish.k12.sd.us/shs/QCC/info.ht m. If you have questions, please contact Steve Meeker at 605-722-3710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNIOR GRAND AM TOURNAMENT: April 1-3 in Grand Forks. Fee: $160. Open for grades 3-12. Visit www.gffastbreak.com for more information. TEN SPOT LANES Twilite: Game -- Chuck Neutman 247. Series -- Chuck Neutman 588. Custer: Game -- Shane Maxwell 258. Series -- Shane Maxwell 681, Duane Moch 667, Dave Bentz 659. Wednesday Soda: Game -- Carole Fawcett 219. Series -- Carole Fawcett 524. Men's Mandan: Game -- Jackie Wait 279. Series (4) -- Jackie Wiat 929, Jim Bender 883, Jesse Hill 874. Unknowns: Game -- Jackie Wait 267. Series -- Josh Vogel 736, Jackie Wait 687, Gary Johnson 651. Friday Niners: Men's game -- Jim Bender 259. Men's series -- Jim Bender 723. Women's game -- Peggy Wehri 215. Women's series -- Peggy Wehri 572. Moose Bantam: Boys game -- Anthony Thomas 134. Boys series -- Anthony Thomas 223. Girls game -- Peighton Wait 97. Girls series -- Peighton Wait 154. Sid's Kids: Boys game -- Tyler Richter 200. Boys series -- Connor Dymerski 516. Girls game -- Vedrana Hodzi 137. Girls series -- Vedrana Hodzic 363. Sunday Juniors: Boys game -- Anthony Teske 201. Boys series -- Anthony Teske 509. Girls game -- Keisha Lehde 165. Girls series -- Keisha Lehde 428. Scatch Juniors: Boys game -- Tyler Johns 230. Boys series -- Jacob Campagna 529. Girls game -- Arista Bergquist 202. Girls series -- Kaitlyn Thompson 494. POOL THE BEULAH EAGLES TOURNAMENT: Jan. 21-22 in Beulah. Singles will be held on Friday at 6 p.m., with an entry fee of $20 for the A division and $10 for the B division. The team tournament will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, with 4-person teams and a $60 entry fee. Deadline: Jan. 21. Contact Daren Eliason at 873-2764 for more information. RODEO BAREBACK AND SADDLE BRONC RIDING SCHOOL: Feb. 25-27 at Dickinson State indoor rodeo arena. Fee: $200. Deadline: Feb. 4. Call Coach Eudell Larson at (605) 515-0765 or email email@example.com to be sent the appropriate forms. TEN SPOT LANES Men: Game -- Terry Hoerer 300, Andrew Schmid 299, Lynn Geffre 290, Gary Johnson 287, Jackie Wait 280. Three-game series -- Jackie Wait 755, Jason Farstad 744, Mike Fischer 725, Jim Bender 723, Mike Lund 723. Four-game series -- Troy Bender 1,026, Lynn Geffre 988, Brian Masseth 980, Eric Lund 980, Troy Bender 940. Women: Game -- Kaitlyn Thompson 256, Maggie Fleck 255, Claudia Benjamin 247, Chelsey Richter 247, Kathy Stetson 245. Series -- Chelsey Richter 644, Claudia Benjamin 610, Marcy Lickteig 594, Kaitlyn Thompson 594, Tonya Haag 585. BASKETBALL OPEN GYM PROGRAM: The Bismarck Parks and Recreation open gym program is free of charge and runs through March 6. Times and school locations can be found on the BPRD website at www.bisparks.org. Court reservations will be taken for adult teams interested in practicing at Wachter or Simle. Reservations can be made for the weekend by calling 222-6454 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding weekend play. Each team will have a court for one hour. VCPR YOUTH TOURNAMENT: Jan 29. For boys and girls in grades 4-6. Deadline: Jan. 19. Fee: $100. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org. JAMES RIVER YMCA TOURNAMENT: Feb. 12 in Jamestown. Boys grades 3-6 and girls for grades 4-6. Fee: $125. For more information call Tyler Perleberg at 253-4101 or e-mail email@example.com. BISMARCK STATE YOUTH TOURNAMENTS: Jan. 22-23 and Feb. 12-13 for girls grades 4-8 and boys grades 4-6. Boys only tournament for grades 4-8 to be held April 16-17. Log on to bismarckstate.edu/athletics and link youth tournaments. Contact: BSC athletics at 224-5480. VCPR WINTER SHOOTOUT: Feb. 25-26. For boys and girls in grades 4-8. Deadline: Feb. 16. Fee: $100. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org. STEELE WINTER SHOOTOUT: Feb 26 at SOCCER JIMMIE TOURNAMENT: Jan. 29-30 at Jamestown. For more information on the tournament and college experience, contact head soccer coach Phillip Bohn at email@example.com or by phone at 612-3867476. WEEKLY LEADERS MIDWAY LANES Ball and Chain: Men's game -- Wayne Nolz 235. Men's series -- Wayne Nolz 661. Women's game -- Amy Senger 206. Women's series -- Amy Senger 545. Bantam: Boys game -- Dannon Taix 126. Boys series -- Dannon Taix 241. Girls game -- Samantha Dinga 142. Girls series -- Samantha Dinga 248. Bumper: Boys game -- Jayce Lauer 120. Boys series -- Jayce Lauer 202. Girls game -- Autumn Scheetz. Girls series -- Autumn Scheetz 203. Capitol Rollers: Game -- Nancy Laschkewitsch 223. Series -- Deb Salmonson 588. Centennial: Game -- Dan Baillie 214. Series -- Dan Baillie 615. D.C. Bowlers: Men's game -- George SOFTBALL BISMARCK YOUTH FASTPITCH WINTER CLINICS: Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 13 at Century High School. Registration forms at bismarckfastpitchsoftball.com or call 425-6647. HOCKEY BOBCAT CAMP: June 20-24 and June 27-July 1 at the VFW Sports Center. Week one will be for mites and squirts, week two pee wee to high school. To sign up and regi s t e r. Go to http://bismarckbobcats.pointstreaksites.co m/view/bismarckbobcats/team-22/bobcats-8th-annual-hockey-camp. TENNIS SUPER BOWL TOURNAMENT: Feb. 4-6. This is a singles and doubles tournament open to players high school to adult. Pick up a registration form at the West River Community Center or online at westrivercommunitycenter.com. Deadline: Jan 31. For more information please contact Dickinson Parks and Recreation at 701-4562074. NOTE: Bowling leaders are compiled from league Web sites. Season leaders are limited to top five scores, plus ties, from each bowling center. Leaders for top series will be listed under three-game or four-game depending on league rules, not both. For weekly leaders, each league's top game and series will be listed, plus any bowler who meets the following minimums: 275 game, 650 three-game series or 850 four-game series for men; 225 game, 600 three-game series or 750 four-game series for women. There will be a limit of three weekly leaders, plus ties, per league. Bismarck Civic Center Beginners welcome! Train with the pros. Anyone with a dog and a ball or toy can compete! To register, go to bismarcksportshow/dockdogs or register onsite! Friday, February 18 Saturday, February 19 Sunday, February 20 www.bismarcksportshow.com As seen on ABC, ESPN and the Outdoor Channel! 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Indexes closed at their highest levels in more than two years after a successful bond auction in Portugal eased worries about Europe's debt crisis. Portugal borrowed $1.6 billion at a lower longterm interest rate than many expected. Investors have been concerned that Portugal will struggle with its debts and become the third European country to require a bailout after Greece and Ireland. Analysts cautioned that it's still possible Portugal could need a financial lifeline if its economy slips back into recession this year. "Things are not resolved completely here," said Rob Lutts, president and chief investment officer of Cabot Money Management. 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He also said banks were likely to distribute more of their earnings to shareholders as dividends. JPMorgan Chase & Co. rose 2.5 percent to $44.71 after the company's CEO, Jamie Dimon, told CNBC late Tuesday that the bank hopes to raise its dividend in the second quarter. JPMorgan's stock led the 30 large companies that make up the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow rose 83.56 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 11,755.44. That's the Dow's highest close since Aug. 11, 2008. The Standard & Poor's 500 index also reached its highest level since Aug. 28, 2008. The index gained 11.48, or 0.9 percent, to 1,285.96. The Nasdaq composite rose 20.50, or 0.8 percent, to 2,737.33. 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Aluminum -$1.1284 per lb., London Metal Exch. Copper -$4.3014 Cathode full plate, LME. Copper $4.4020 N.Y. Merc spot Wed. Lead - $2629.50 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $1.0876 per lb., London Metal Exch. Gold - $1378.75 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $1385.70 troy oz., NY Merc spot Wed. Silver - $29.505 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $29.532 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed. Platinum -$1795.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1797.90 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Wed. n.q.-not quoted, n.a.-not available r-revised GOLD Selected world gold prices, Wednesday. London morning fixing: $1383.50 up $9.50. London afternoon fixing: $1378.75 up $4.75. NY Handy & Harman: $1378.75 up $4.75. NY Handy & Harman fabricated: $1489.05 up $5.13. NY Engelhard: $1381.74 up $4.75. NY Engelhard fabricated: $1485.37 up $5.11. NY Merc. gold Jan Wed. $1385.70 up $1.70. NY HSBC Bank USA 4 p.m. Wed. $1387.00 up $2.50. FOREIGN EXCHANGE Australia .9964 .9870 1.0036 1.0132 Britain 1.5767 1.5600 .6342 .6410 Canada 1.0122 1.0091 .9879 .9910 China .1514 .1510 6.6055 6.6221 Denmark .1762 .1740 5.6754 5.7471 Euro 1.3132 1.2970 .7615 .7710 Hong Kong .1286 .1286 7.7742 7.7748 Japan .012063 .012010 82.90 83.27 Mexico .082919 .082102 12.0600 12.1800 Russia .0332 .0327 30.1205 30.5344 Sweden .1481 .1459 6.7522 6.8540 Switzerlnd 1.0340 1.0272 .9671 .9735 CANADIAN EXCHANGE $1 Canadian = 93 cents U.S. for sale to customer and 90 cents U.S. purchase from customer At the Bank of North Dakota Wednesday '10 ended on strong note WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy ended last year on an encouraging note, with all parts of the country showing improvements. Factories produced more, shoppers spent more and companies hired more -- pointing to a stronger economy in 2011. That's the picture that emerged from the Federal Reserve's survey of economic conditions released Wednesday. Still, risks loom. Declining home prices and millions of foreclosures are depressing housing markets around the country, the survey said. Companies are also paying more for materials including oil, food products, steel, textiles and chemicals, the survey noted. However, competitive pressures prevented them from passing those increased costs on to customers in the form of higher prices. And even though employers are slowly hiring more, workers lack bargaining power to win bigger paychecks because of high unemployment, which is now at 9.4 percent. Prices increases remain tame. The Fed will monitor inflation as it reviews its $600 billion Treasury bondbuying program, which is intended to boost the economy by lowering interest rates, encouraging spending and lifting stock prices. Fed Chair man Ben Bernanke says he is optimistic that the economy will strengthen this year. But he warned last week that it will take up to five years for unemployment to drop to a historically normal level of around 6 percent. The bond-buying program will come under scrutiny at the Fed's first meeting of 2011 on Jan. 2526. Four regional Fed presidents become voting members of the Fed's policymaking group at that meeting. Two of them -- Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia -- have voiced concerns that the bond-buying program could spur inflation. OIL PATCH Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 Posted price for N.D. Sweet Crude (40 gravity) SEMCRUDE '11 BULLETIN 11-008 (Jan. 12), price per barrel .......... $70.52 NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE Crude oil, light sweet (NYM) 1,000 barrels, price per barrel February Last Change Open High Low 91.83 +.72 91.18 92.39 90.79 NUMBER OF RIGS OPERATING Friday (Jan. 7, 2011) Year ago 162 77 SILVER NEW YORK (AP) -- Handy & Harman silver Wednesday $29.505 off $0.085. H&H fabricated $35.406 off $0.102. The morning bullion price for silver in London $29.600 up $0.060. Engelhard $29.500 up $0.050. Engelhard fabricated $35.400 up $ NY Merc silver spot month Wednesday $29.532 up $0.042. INTEREST RATES 3-month T-Bill 1-year bill 10-year T-Note 30-year T-Bond Bond Buyer Muni Idx Fed Fds Target 30-year T-Bond 0.15 0.29 3.35 4.52 +0.10 ... +0.04 0.14 0.30 3.48 4.55 5.77 .13 4.52 AG PRICES Dakota Cash Grain Prices Sp Wht Sp Wht Winter Durum Corn 14% 15% Wht 12% Barley feed Oats Flax Sunflower Soybeans seeds Ag prices, Bismarck-Mandan Spring wheat, 15% $15 $4.0 2010 2011 Beach Bismarck Bowman Cleveland Dickinson-Woody's Harvey Hensler Lemmon, S.D. McLaughlin,S.D. 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Open Int. 12073 chg. +10 SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Jan 11 1416� 1420� 1353� 1409+58� Mar 11 1413 1427 1359 1415 +58 May 11 1423� 1435 1368 1423� +58 Jul 11 1427� 1439 1372 1427� +57 Aug 11 1403� 1408� 1349� 1395Y +50 Prev. sales 156207 Prev. Open Int. 623206 chg. -572 SOYBEAN OIL 60,000 lbs- cents per lb Jan 11 57.68 58.38 56.25 57.43+1.26 Mar 11 57.87 58.85 56.57 57.87+1.26 May 11 58.67 59.21 56.99 58.30+1.28 Jul 11 58.90 59.43 57.25 58.55+1.30 Aug 11 58.74 59.32 57.46 58.53+1.30 Prev. sales 65361 Prev. Open Int. 366728 chg.-4891 SOYBEAN MEAL 100 tons- dollars per ton Jan 11 380.00 380.50 360.10 377.40+18.20 Mar 11 380.80 382.90 362.10 381.50+18.60 May 11 385.00 385.00 364.70 383.60+18.60 Jul 11 385.60 385.60 345.60 383.50+17.90 Aug 11 375.00 376.80 356.80 372.00+15.20 Prev. sales 50665 Prev. Open Int. 192977 chg.-2011 CATTLE 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Feb 11 110.27 110.50 108.37 110.20+1.75 Apr 11 114.45 114.72 112.75 114.57+1.80 Jun 11 112.32 112.57 110.50 112.37+1.67 Aug 11 112.85 113.15 110.95 112.97+1.75 Oct 11 115.35 115.42 113.25 115.22+1.75 Prev. sales 84597 Prev. Open Int. 333554 chg. -300 FEEDER CATTLE 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Jan 11 123.85 124.05 123.65 124.02 +.57 Mar 11 126.37 126.52 125.07 126.05 +.75 Apr 11 126.45 127.10 126.12 126.87 +.95 May 11 127.20 127.32 125.70 127.27+1.20 Aug 11 127.72 128.00 126.50 127.87 +.87 Prev. sales 7599 Prev. Open Int. 50673 chg.+1112 PORK BELLIES 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Feb 11 106.00 Mar 11 107.00 May 11 106.70 Jul 11 103.50 Aug 11 102.50 Prev. sales Prev. Open Int. 3 chg. SIOUX FALLS LIVE Previous Day's Slaughter: Cows 7475 Bulls 650 Compared to Tuesday, slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher, bulls steady to 1.00 higher. Lean Boners Breakers Premium White 90 Pct Lean 85 Pct Lean 75 Pct Lean 500 lbs and up 122.00 Only 117.00119.00 95.00-114.00 127.00-128.00 400-500 lbs 117.00-118.00 107.00115.00 85.00-114.00 350-400 lbs 110.00-117.00 Slaughter Bull Carcasses 92 Pct Lean 600 lbs and up 128.00-133.00 500-600 lbs 124.00-128.00 MINNEAPOLIS FUTURES SPRING WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Mar 11 883 892� 864� 877�+16� May 11 891Y 902 873 886 +16 Jul 11 893Y 906Y 877� 893�+16� Sep 11 892� 901 873 891 +20 Dec 11 898� 904Y 878 899Y +23 Prev. sales 6143 Prev. Open Int. 67007 chg. +618 30 25 150 125 20 15 10 100 75 Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Spring wheat, 14% $ 15 Feeder cattle, 450-550 $175 12 150 9 6 3 0 100 125 Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar AprMay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec