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Myron Bostian, a lead designer at SupplyOne in Rockwell, was recently recognized for his patent on the Super Stacker, which was designed for pallet pack displays and end aisle retailing. It creates less waste but more strength.

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The Super Stacker patent number is 7,837,090. Bostian took about three weeks to design the SuperStacker for use in retail stores.

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which were lacking in previous boxes that didn’t hold up well to stacking, were focused on Bostian’s triangular corners. It put structure where only thin corrugated paper was before. The new design led to boxes that were four times stronger — thus making them super stackers. It’s common to see these reach-in-andgrab boxes or bins stacked five high along a wall or at the end of a store aisle. By using less material, SupplyOne reduced its costs at a time when the expense of corrugated liner board was rising dramatically. The increased strength was a side benefit. Bostian’s solution also helped the company reduce prices to its customers, such as Kayser-Roth Hosiery, which were in turn being pressured by retailers such as Walmart and Costco to keep costs in check while improving the quality of their packaging. “Our customers were getting the squeeze,” says Bill Harris, a manufac-

turer’s representative. In addition, there was a simple “green” benefit in using less corrugated board — and environmentally conscious customers are demanding that more often, SupplyOne President Kevin O’Brien says. How strong are the boxes now? You could probably place a board across the top and stand on one without its caving in. SupplyOne had strength tests conducted at Clemson University, and the Super Stacker has become a standard against which others are measured. The new design also eliminated a crease or separation line in the front of the boxes, allowing for cleaner graphics. Bostian adds that because the box is the same size, some $70,000 worth of printing plates were able to be saved. Vicki Poole, who handles human resources for the Rockwell plant, said the Super Stacker has led to $2 million in sales for the company since its

Bob Dole back in hospital TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman for the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence says former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has been readmitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dole Institute spokeswoman Heather Anderson tells the Associated Press that Dole was admitted to the hospital Thursday. She said she had no additional details, and several messages left with Walter Reed staff weren’t immediately returned

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OCKWELL — Myron Bostian considers himself a “diagonal” thinker. It’s another way of saying that Bostian thinks outside the box, especially important in his work as a designer for SupplyOne Inc., which is always looking for better ways to package things. Bostian designed a solution four years ago for retail display boxes that led to his receiving a patent on the “Super Stacker” creation late last year. On the wall of the lobby at SupplyOne’s Rockwell plant, a plaque notes that Bostian received Patent No. 7,837,090 for the Super Stacker box. It was the first patent for both Bostian and the company, headquartered in Devon, Pa. SupplyOne’s Rockwell plant on Palmer Road employs 149 people. Bostian took about three weeks to come up with a triangular folding solution for the corners of display boxes — the kind holding crew socks, for example — that meant using less corrugated board, yet added considerable strength to the box. Bostian found a way to use 15 percent less material for the same-sized box. All the structural elements,

Rowan Regional Medical Center will undergo voluntary corrective action next month after a former patient filed a privacy complaint against the hospital. investigators Federal found no violation of patient privacy rights. But employees in the Rowan Regional departments implicated in the complaint will undergo training on safeguarding medical records, confidentiality and more, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. The hospital departments named in the complaint were not disclosed by the Office for Civil Rights, which investigated the HIPAA Privacy Rule complaint filed Aug. 26 by former patient Jennifer Alexander. HIPAA is the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Alexander alleged that Rowan Regional inappropriately used and disclosed her protected health information and a hospital employee harassed her and her family. Separate from the complaint, Alexander also has filed a civil lawsuit against the hospital, Novant Health and two hospital employees for negligence, defamation, slan-

der and invasion of privacy. Novant owns Rowan Regional. The two employees are not being named because they have not yet been served with the lawsuit. Alexander referred questions to her attorney. A hospital spokeswoman said Rowan Regional officials are unable to comment on pending litigation. During the HIPAA investigation, the Office for Civil Rights “did not find any indication” that Rowan Regional improperly accessed or disclosed Alexander’s protected health information, said Rachel Seeger, spokeswoman for the federal office. The audit trail of Alexander’s medical record did not show any hospital employees inappropriately accessed her protected health information, and the investigation did not reveal any indication the hospital retaliated against Alexander for filing a Privacy Rule complaint. “However, due to evidence OCR gathered during its investigation, the covered entity performed certain actions to ensure continued compliance with the Privacy Rule,” Marlene Rey, deputy regional manager for the Office for Civil Rights, said in a letter to Alexander and Rowan Region-

Friday. The 87-year-old Russell native spent 10 months at Walter Reed last year after suffering pneumonia three times following knee surgery in February. He left the facility in mid-November. Dole was first elected to the U.S. House in 1960 and to the Senate in 1968. He was President Gerald Ford’s running mate in 1976 and was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, losing to Bill Clinton. Today’s forecast 41º/18º Partly cloudy

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BY SHELLEY SMITH ssmith@salisburypost.com

Police have arrested a man wanted in a Wednesday morning home invasion and shooting. After receiving a tip Thursday afternoon, officers found Timothy McCain Jr., 22, hiding in an outbuilding behind a home at 411 Grim St. He was charged with felony robbery with a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and first-degree burglary. McCain is accused of breaking into the Dan Street home of Jeffrey Summers and his sister, Margi Summers, around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police reported McCain tried to rob the Summerses, but the brother and sister fought back. McCain bit Jeffrey Summers on the shoulder, taking out a chunk of his

flesh. He also bit Margi on the wrist, police reported, and then shot Jeffrey twice — once in each hip — before he ran out of the home. Jeffrey and Margi Summers were treated for their injuries at MCCAIN Rowan Regional Medical Center. The Summerses were able to identify McCain, who they only knew by his nickname, “Tim Tim.” A confidential source led police to McCain Thursday afternoon, Lt. Shelia Lingle said. McCain is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center under $100,000 bond. Contact reporter Shelley Smith at 704-797-4246.

Landowner looking for more clarity in valuation standards from county BY KARISSA MINN kminn@salisburypost.com

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A Mount Ulla man is challenging the county’s standards for revaluation and may make a formal appeal to the state. James Rollans, a farmer, said he has concerns about the validity of the data to be used in revaluation, and he thinks

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some of the present use values for commercial farmland have no “rhyme or reason.” “That involves over 3,000 landowners who farm and rent land to farmers,” Rollans said. “What I’m concerned about is if those people are being taxed at a fair, uniform rate. There should be a basis behind it.” Michael Brown and

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Heather Scheel, officials with the Property Tax Division of the N.C. Department of Revenue, met with Rollans and county tax staff Friday to determine whether or not Rollans’ challenge had standing for an appeal to the state Property Tax Commission. Neither

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Officials warn about eating fish from Catawba River CHARLOTTE (AP) — Health officials in North Carolina and South Carolina are warning against eating fish caught in the Catawba River after finding unsafe levels of a toxic chemical in their flesh. Tests of channel catfish in Mountain Island Lake and largemouth bass in Lake Wylie found unsafe levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, The Charlotte Observer reported Friday. The warnings involve fish caught in the river’s waters between Charlotte and Columbia, S.C., The State of Columbia reported. PCBs in catfish taken from Mountain Island Lake measured 140 to 1,400 parts per billion, the North Car-

olina Division of Public Health said. The level at which the state issues consumption advisories is 50 ppb. The chemicals were banned by the U.S. in 1979 and can hurt the neurological development of children and reproductive and immune systems. They may also cause cancer. One environmentalist said he found elevated PCBs in Mountain Island fish in April and urged North Carolina officials to increase testing for the chemical. “There’s no reason it should take months to get the science out to the fishermen and people who need it,” Catawba Riverkeeper David Merryman said.

He said environmental officials should test the river farther north to see how far the exposure reaches. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said it will expand testing with North Carolina and the Environmental Protection Agency. Combined with its warning last year to limit consumption of three fish species in Lake Wateree, nearly 60 miles of the Catawba River system in South Carolina now carry health advisories against routinely eating several popular types of fish. Mountain Island Lake supplies water to Charlotte and Gastonia, but Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities said

it has never detected the compounds in its raw or treated water. PCBs pose no risks to drinking water. But the chemicals accumulate in fish tissue, especially in the large predatory species such as catfish and bass. The collected PCBs enter the body if humans eat those fish. “There are a lot of people who fish off the bank who carry those fish home and eat them,” said Dan DuVall, who’s fished Mountain Island for 40 years as he did on Thursday. “That’s where we get all our water and if the fish are not doing well, we might not be doing well either.” Officials with South Carolina’s environment agency could not say

Thursday where the pollution is coming from, but speculation centered on textile factories or power plants. PCBs “were used in fluid and electric equipment like transformers, stuff like that, so there is sort of that association,” DHEC’s Chuck Gorman said. There is no effective way to get rid of PCBs, so the alternative is to prevent people from being exposed to them, said Amy Ringwood, an environmental toxicologist at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “Once it gets into a system, it really doesn’t go away,” Ringwood said. “That’s the big problem.”

Teen held, two others sought after break-in SPENCER — Spencer Popossession of lice officers responded to an burglary alarm at Lancaster’s Car and tools Wash, 931 S. Main Street, earbreaking or ly Friday morning to find forcing open three men breaking into a coin a coin-operatmachine. ed machine. The men took off on foot He is in the and officers were able to Rowan Councatch up with one of them, KAISER ty jail under a who police identified as 16$10,000 seyear-old Jacob Andrew Kaiser cured bond. of 390 Imperial Drive. Lancaster’s reported $600 Kaiser was charged with in coins stolen from a coin felony breaking and entering, machine between Jan. 1 and

BY SHELLEY SMITH ssmith@salisburypost.com

Two Salisbury police officers stopped a car because its windows were too dark and found drugs and a stolen handgun, a Police Department report said. Officers Mark Hunter and Wanda Gibson stopped a car at the intersection of Park Avenue and Shaver Street around 11 a.m. Wednesday for a window tint violation. The officers asked the driver, Arrington Jovan Turner, to get out of the car. As TURNER he did, they noticed a bag of marijuana hanging out of his shirt pocket, the report said. The offithen cers searched the three pasCRUSE sengers. Melvin Maurice Cruse had a bag of marijuana in his left vest pocket, the report said, and though Desjaun CLAWSON M o n t r e Clawson wasn’t carrying drugs, the officers reported smelling marijuana. The officers found a stolen handgun and a bag of marijuana where Clawson had been sitting, the report said. Clawson, 19, of Salisbury was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and felony possession of a stolen handgun. He was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond. Turner, 24, of Salisbury, was cited for simple possession of marijuana and driving while license revoked. Cruse, 25, of Salisbury, was cited for simple possession of marijuana. The third passenger was not charged. Contact reporter Shelley Smith at 704-797-4246.

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Spencer’s Schmierer new master officer SPENCER — Spencer Police Officer James Schmierer was recently promoted to master police officer and sworn-in Dec. 22 at Spencer Town Hall. Town Clerk Lisa Perdue administered the oath of office. Town Manager Larry E. Smith, Spencer Police Chief Michael T. James and several officers with the department were also

present. Schmierer has been a law enforcement officer for 14 years, serving as sergeant, lieutenant and interim chief for other agencies. “Master Officer Schmierer is a valued employee of the town of Spencer and will be a great asset in his new position,” James said.

Enochville Avenue resident reports four guns stolen Robert Biles, of Enochville Avenue, reported his home was broken into Wednesday and four guns valued at $3,620 were taken. Three rifles — two Remington 270s and one Browning 7mm — are valued at $1,100 each. A Remington 870 shotgun is valued at $300. A Maglite valued at $20 was also taken. Also reported to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office was the theft of a 2007 red and black Mustang from the home of Jennifer Elliott of Woodland Creek Drive. The car is valued at $20,000. Crimes reported to the Salisbury Police Department: • Valerie Habeeb reported her Toshiba laptop stolen from her car while it was parked at 123 Mahaley Ave. on Jan. 4. • Charles Evitt reported a stereo stolen from his car while it was parked at 217 W. Marsh St. on Jan. 4. • William Freeman reported tools stolen from his vehicle while it was parked

in his driveway at 2203 Welch Road on Jan. 4. • Delisa Price reported Jan. 4 that a ring was taken from her South Fulton Street home while she was at church. • Jimmy Reavis reported someone entered an unlocked car at 424 Statesville Blvd., taking a debit card from the glove compartment and using the card to withdrawal and charge up to $404 from his account. Reavis reported the larceny Jan. 5. • Summit Lamp Corporation, 108 E. 12th St., reported Jan. 5 that components from inside an air conditioning unit were stolen.

Deputies recognized for earning certifications Several deputies with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office recently received certifications ranging from basic to advanced from the N.C. Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. The following officers were recognized: • Officer Adam Davis Loflin, awarded the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate on Dec. 14. It is the highest certificate professional awarded to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in North Carolina. The purpose of the certificate, a press release said, is “To recognize the level of competence of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs serving North Carolina sheriffs’ offices, to foster increased interest in college education and professional law enforcement training, and to attract highly qualified individuals into a law enforcement career.” To qualify, Loflin completed a combination of professional training and relevant education, and he also met minimum experience requirements. • Officer Gary Fernandez, Basic Law Enforcement Certificate. Fernandez was hired June 6, 2001, as a detention officer and became a deputy April 20, 2008. He was eligible for the certificate after he completed basic law enforcement training and served for one year. Fernandez currently works in the courts. • Jeff Hodges, Basic Law Enforcement and Basic Detention certificates. Hodges was hired Sept. 6, 2009, and currently works as a patrol officer. He was eligible for both certificates after he completed basic law enforcement training, the detention officer certification course, and

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PLANNING BOARD RECOMMENDATION: The Planning Board considered this text amendment at its December 28, 2010 meeting and unanimously (8-0) recommended APPROVAL. A copy of the proposed amendment is available for public review at City Hall (217 South Main Street). Persons wishing a copy, or additional information, should call (704) 638-5244. If persons would like to respond in writing, they may do so by mailing a letter to Community Planning Services, P.O. Box 479, Salisbury, NC 28145; by sending a FAX to (704) 638-8558; or by e-mail to pmitc@salisburync.gov. Citizens interested in the proposal are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. Changes may be made in the above proposal as a result of debate, objection, or discussion. This the 5th day of January 2011.

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Snow buzz: Forecasters say more could be on the way Storms headed for North Carolina could blanket Rowan County and the surrounding area under a snowfall Monday and a wintry mix early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. The agency predicted rain changing to snow Friday night and into this morning, but said that

might produce only about an inch of accumulation. The next significant chance for snow is after 1 a.m. Monday, the Weather Service says, and that increases to a likelihood of snow that will fall throughout the day and night Monday. That precipitation could change

to a mix of snow and sleet early Tuesday. The forecast is based on a low pressure system expected to develop Sunday evening over the Gulf of Mexico then head east, spreading moisture from Florida north through the Carolinas. A cold air mass will be in place

to meet that moisture — with Sunday’s low of 25 and Monday’s high of 34 — creating the conditions for snow late Sunday and Monday and a wintry mix later. “There also remains a great deal of uncertainty as to the amount of precipitation,” the Weather Service advisory says. “People should

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monitor the forecast and be prepared if a watch or warning is issued.” The N.C. Department of Transportation issued a press release Friday evening saying its crews were already treating roads with salt brine in some areas expected to be hit by the storm.

Detectives seek help in case of indecent liberties with child The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a Salisbury man wanted on a charge of taking indecent liberties with a child. Harvey Lee Richardson, whose last known address is 2720 Leonard Road, was reportedly last seen sometime Friday. Richardson may be driving a vehicle with Florida tags. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs about 255 pounds

and has brown eyes and gray hair. If anyone has information about Richardson’s whereabouts, are they asked to call RICHARDSON Salisbury Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245, or Detective Clint Mauldin at 704-216-8710 or Detective Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687.

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Beautician Gloria Tugman, right, saved her last appointment for 90-year-old Katherine Smith. Turman apprenticed with Smith, and they worked together for many years at Tom Randall’s Beauty and Barber Shop off South Craige Street.

Beautician goes out with a bang, working on hair of woman who taught her many tricks of the trade eautician Gloria Tugman said she has tried to retire twice before, but Friday was it. This was final, she promised, noting that she’s coming up on “the big 71.” In a personal, historic moment late Friday morning, Tugman shampooed, pressed and curled the hair of 90-yearold Katherine M. Smith — Tugman’s last official appointment after 40 years in the business. “It’s like ending with the beginning,” Tugman said. Back in 1971, Tugman earned her beautician’s license and apMARK prenticed for six weeks under Smith at the popWINEKA ular Tom Randall’s Beauty and Barber Shop off Craige Street. The women then worked for decades together at Randall’s, even after he died in 1992 and Barry and Phillip Brown took over the business. For the past five years, Tugman has worked out of her South Clay Street home in an attached beauty shop built by her husband, William. All that time she has been doing the hair of her old friend, Katherine Smith, and it only seemed right that Smith be her last appointment Friday. Smith, who worked roughly 60 years at Randall’s before she retired, isn’t sure who will be her new beautician. “I haven’t even decided,” Smith said. “I hate going to anyone else.”

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Out of her home beauty shop — “I tell everybody you’re sitting in my back yard” — Tugman styled the hair of her loyal customers from Randall’s until many of them passed on. “It just kept going on with people who supported me over the years,” said Tugman, who often baked cakes for her customers. “... I just love to take care of them and make them smile.” She was still doing the hair of customers such as 95-year-old Mrs. McKinney and 100-year-old Mrs. Monroe. Tugman sometimes would pick up her older customers, drive them to her beauty shop, do their hair and take them back home. At times they would stop at the grocery store along the way, or Tugman might take a customer to the hospital cafeteria for a good chicken salad sandwich. The side trips were fun and just part of being a friend, Tugman said. “That was a blessing for me and for them,” she added. She never charged for the extras. To all her customers, Tugman has recommended a couple of beauticians who could take her place. “I’m not leaving people in thin air,” she said. Tugman said she will miss everybody, all their conversations and trying to make them smile. “All my life, I’ve taken care of elderly people,” she said. Outside of the shop, she was caregiver in their older years for her mother and father, an aunt, her mother-inlaw and a brother-in-law.

“It was just part of me,” she said. Smith and Tugman worked at Randall’s when it was the hub of activity in Salisbury’s West End, not far from Livingstone College. “They had the pulse of everything going on,” Shirley Johnson recalled. Tugman was Johnson’s mother’s beautician. “She was a great friend to her customers,” Johnson added of Tugman. “She was like a psychiatrist.” Tugman grew up in East Spencer, attended Dunbar High School and moved to Salisbury when she married William almost 50 years ago. She learned her trade at a beauty college in Winston-Salem. When she started in the business, her women customers could receive a comb, press, shampoo and wash for 50 cents. These days, “the works” cost $35 to $40, and a permanent or curl might jump the price to $65. “When I started out, I never would have imagined,” she would work this long, Tugman said. She and William have two grown children and three grandchildren. The couple are active in First Calvary Baptist Church. In retirement, Gloria Tugman said she will have plenty to do with sewing, interior decorating, going to flea markets and club meetings and even deep sea fishing. “I’m a champion at that now,” she boasted. “I beat the men folk.” Contact Mark Wineka at 704-7974263, or mwineka@salisburypost.com.

Authorities say a woman charged Tuesday with felony larceny and felony breaking and entering carried drugs into the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office. Gail Jaycox, 52, of 1745 N.C. 153 N., is also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance on the premises of a penal institution. A Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report said that as Jaycox was in the magistrate’s office being processed on the initial charges, officers had to continually tell her to stay away from the other person arrested with her, Justin Sloop. A detention center offi-

cer searched Jaycox and found a small bag inside her coat containing several 2 milligram clonazepam pills. Authorities added $1,000 to Jaycox’s original $20,000 seJAYCOX cured bond. The incident that led to the first charges involved Sloop, who was also charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny and jailed under a $20,000 secured bond. The two were accused of entering and stealing from a home on Rice Street in Landis.

‘Buddha’ charged after teen reports phone stolen Salisbury Police have arrested a 16-year-old who allegedly punched a Salisbury teen and stole his cell phone Wednesday. Derrick Dashawn Brown, 1210 W. Horah St., was charged Thursday afternoon with felony common law robbery and jailed under a $5,000 secured bond. The 15-year-old victim told police he was walking on Taylor Street when someone he knows by the nickname “Buddha” approached and asked him if he could use his cell phone. Police said Brown goes by “Buddha.” The victim said he reached in his pocket to get

the cell phone and Brown asked him what kind of phone it was. Police said that as soon as the victim told Brown the name of his phone — Samsung Reality — Brown punched him in the face and said, “It’s BROWN mine now.” Investigators with the Salisbury Police Department knew the real identity of “Buddha” and questioned him, police said. Brown was arrested Thursday afternoon at his West Horah Street home.

Fire at Cleveland home under investigation BY SHELLEY SMITH ssmith@salisburypost.com

CLEVELAND — A Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a home at 145 Rocky Point is being investigated by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Marshal’s Office. The fire began around 2 p.m. and was reported by a neighbor who reported seeing heavy smoke coming

Firefighters go over the scene after extinguishing all flames Thursday. Investigators are looking into the cause of the blaze at 145 Rocky Point.

from the home. Rowan County Fire Investigator Deborah Horne said most of the fire was coming out of the eaves of the home, along with the smoke. Investigators have not determined exactly where the fire started. Horne said nothing was taken from the home for evidence, but

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Electrocution underlines risks from stealing copper That’s money they’d rather be spending on programs for the 250 or so clients at two facilities. “It means we have to tighten the belt another notch, I suppose,� Wayne said. Copper prices actually fell slightly this week, dropping about 8 cents to $4.3295 a pound. After the price climbed by about 33 percent last year, analysts expect that to come down this year as global stockpiles begin to build up again. At the Salvage America recycling center in Greensboro, though, scrap metal prices still lure thieves trying to make a fast buck, general manager Billy Jones said. Sal-

Kearns new president as AARP chapter names officers for 2011 The Salisbury-Rowan AARP Chapter No. 4314 installed officers for 2011 at the chapter’s annual meeting on Jan. 6. The officers are Jo Kearns, president; Vickie Turner, vice president; Linda Brecher, secretary; and Manie Richardson, treasurer. The following members will serve on the chapter’s board and as committee chairs: Donna Wilson, Calling Committee; William Gill, Community Service; Mary Frances Edens, Health & Wellness; Pat Beck, Program; Jerry Shelby, Legislative Action and Chapter History. Vickie Turner and Jo Kearns will chair the Membership and Public Relations Committees, respectively. Chapter officials express their appreciation to outgoing officers and committee chairs for their dedication and service to the chapter: Judy Bella, president; Martha Haun, secretary; and Eileen Solomon, social committee chair. “It is very rewarding to be involved with a community, service-oriented group like

AARP. Our officers, committee chairs and members bring dedication and enthusiasm to chapter projects. Everyone contributes to making Rowan County, and Salisbury, a great place for older adults. We all bring something to the table,� Kearns said. Chapter Vice President Vickie Turner added, “Seniors today are different from the image a lot of people have of us. We’re a diverse population, and many are energetic and involved citizens.� AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people who are 50 and older have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life of its founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. From the beginning, her motto, “To serve, not to be served,� has shaped the community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels.

AARP’s vision is a society AARP chapter, call 704-216in which everyone ages with 7714. dignity and purpose. The Salisbury-Rowan chapter offers members the ability to fulfill that vision through education, advocacy, community service, leadership and fellowship opportunities. Rowan County residents who are 50 years and older are invited to join the chapter; members to not have to be retired to join. Annual dues for the chapter are $3. New members joining during the year have dues prorated at 25 cents per month for each month remaining in the year. The chapter meetings are from 1:00-2:30 PM the first Thursday of the month at RuftyHolmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue. The last meeting of calendar quarter each (March, June, September and December) begins with a covered dish lunch that starts at 12:00 Noon, followed by the regular meeting. For more information about the Salisbury-Rowan

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charges are: • Glenn Richard Luisi, II, 23, of 6305 Grandeur Drive; contributing to the delinquency of a minor, felony disseminate obscene material to a minor under 16 years of age, felony firstdegree sexual exploitation LUISI of a minor, felony thirddegree sexual exploitation of a minor, three felony counts of statutory rape, and three felony counts of a statutory sex offense. Luisi is in the Rowan County jail under a $130,000 secured bond. • Cody Lee DeRouin, 18, of 5304 Grandeur Drive, Salisbury; possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, felony

disseminate obscene material to a minor under 16 years of age, felony firstdegree sexual exploitation of a minor, DEROUIN two felony counts of crimes against nature. DeRouin is in the Rowan County jail under a $75,000 secured bond. • Justin Lee Hunter, 20, of 1118 Grave Ave., Kannapolis; two counts of statutory rape and two counts of a statutory sex offense. Hunter is HUNTER currently in the Rowan County jail under a $75,000 secured bond.

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Smoke rises from a house at 327 Burl Castor Road in Faith after fire started in the carport and spread Friday night. No one was injured.

Fire damages home in Faith Family, two dogs make it out OK BY SHAVONNE POTTS spotts@salisburypost.com

FAITH — Mike and Gail Young were watching television Friday night with their adult son, Jeremy, and his two children when they heard a boom. They assumed it was a car until they discovered their carport was on fire. Everyone headed outside . That included Jeremy’s children, Charlie, 6, and 17month-old Cameron, along with two dogs. The home at 327 Burl Castor Road became fully engulfed in flames very quickly, Mike Young said. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 8:40 p.m. A cause has yet to be determined.

“Nobody’s hurt and everybody got out,” he said. He’s thankful, but he wishes more of his house could’ve been saved. The family has lived at the home since the early 1990s, he said. “We thought a car had wrecked outside,” Gail Young said. The children were playing when Jeremy looked outside and then told his father to call 911 because the carport was on fire. Neighbors and friends came to comfort the family as firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. “Everybody has offered to help and we appreciate it,” Mike said. Bostian Heights, Faith, South Salisbury and Locke fire departments responded, as well as Rowan County Rescue Squad.

Lee Roberts lives just down the road and said he heard sirens, but knew it was serious when he heard several other sirens pass his house. “I didn’t think anything of it until I heard the others,” he said. His wife, Ashley, told him she heard two boom sounds. He knew the Youngs were probably home and came to see if they were all right. Brandy Hunt did the same. She actually thought the fire had occurred at a friend’s house. Her boyfriend is a firefighter with Locke and got a page about the fire. She lives not far from Burl Castor Road and walked to the scene to see if everyone was OK. Her friend lives a few houses away from the Young family. Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Frank Reid Wright ENOCHVILLE — Frank Reid Wright, 64, of 926 N. Enochville Ave. died on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010. Mr. Wright was born on April 3, 1946 the son of David Franklin Wright and Mary London Wright. He was a graduate of South Rowan High School. He was the first football participant in the East/West Allstar Team. Mr. Wright graduated from Carson-Newman College where he played football. He was a partner in Wright Wood Recycling Company and had previously worked as a Nuclear Health Physics Technician with Bartlett Nuclear Service. He was retired at time of his death. Survivors include his two sons, David C. Wright & wife, Michele of Kannapolis and Jason M. Wright and fiance, Miranda Miller of China Grove; two grandchildren, Kennedy and Boston Wright; three sisters, Bessie Crosby and Laura Hunter both of Enochville and Becky Herman of Kannapolis. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Whitley's Funeral Home. Service: A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: St. Jude Children Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Online condolences can be left at: www.whitleysfuneralhome.com

Police continue investigation of shooting on Fulton Street The Salisbury Police Department continues to investigate the Thursday night robbery and shooting of DeMario “Mario” Whisonant. Whisonant told police four people came up to him in a parking lot on South Fulton Street and asked him for a cigarette and money. As he reached in his pocket, a suspect in a red coat pulled out a handgun and fired one shot, the report said. Whisonant fell to the ground and the suspects took Whisonant’s $40 and ran. Whisonant told police he did not know the suspects. One of Whisonant’s family members took him to the hospital, where he was treated for a minor cut and released. Investigators ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333, or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-925-5245.

Deputies use stun gun on man after standoff After an hour-long standoff, Rowan County deputies used a stun gun to subdue a man who authorities said in a press release had threatened to “kill any law enforcement officer that showed up at his address.” Because of that threat, several deputies went to the home of James Edward Helms Jr. at 185 Mendenhall Road to serve

an arrest warrant for domestic violence and a domestic violence protection order, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said in the press release. Approaching the home around 7:50 p.m., deputies saw Helms holding a long gun and standing behind a door. The deputies secured the area and called in the Sheriff’s Office Special Response Unit.

Authorities talked with Helms until he left the house around 8:45 p.m. Though unarmed, Helms refused to follow deputies’ instructions, the press release said. “After being unable to persuade Helms to submit to commands, the use of a Taser was made to allow Helms to be taken into custody without

further incident,” the press release said. After taking Helms into custody, deputies seized several guns from his house, the press release said. Helms was being held Friday night at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office on the domestic violence charge. The Sheriff’s Office said more charges would be filed.

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county’s 2011 schedules, standards and rules for revaluation. Those recommendations are based on soil types and productivity. The Present-Use Value Program allows certain parcels of farmland to be taxed on a land value much lower than market value. Currently, those values are calculated based on rental costs. “Putting the Use Value Advisory Board Manual in the schedule of values is something I’ve been wanting them to do for years,” Rollans said. County staff also offered to strengthen the wording of the document to say the attached manual will be used for property owners in the present use value program who provided

soil data. Currently, the schedule of values states that if a property owner gives the tax administration office a detailed soil analysis of his or her property, “the information will be taken into consideration and adjustments made where warranted.” McGuire said this would be “quite intensive” for the office to do at this time, but it will accept individual requests. “We have 3,500 parcels that are in the present use program right now, and then of course each one of the parcels might have three to four classifications,” she said. Rollans said he is considering the county’s offer and hopes to decide Monday if he

wants to make an appeal to the state Property Tax Commission. Contact reporter Karissa Minn at 704-797-4222.

FROM 1A could be reached for comment Friday afternoon. According to Barbara McGuire with the county tax assessor’s office, Brown said Rollans’ complaint regarding present use values had the most chance of the concerns he raised to be heard before the commission. As a settlement to keep the issue from being appealed to the state, McGuire said staff offered to add the Use Value Advisory Board Manual recommendations for assessing present use value land to the

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Lucille Sloop Tice KANNAPOLIS — Mrs. Lucille Sloop Tice, 92 of Kannapolis died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Universal Health Care, Concord following a period of declining health. Born March 11, 1918 in Rowan County, she was the daughter of the late Fred Gray Sloop and Mary Lutelle Carrigan Sloop. She was a lifelong resident of Kannapolis, and retired in 1983 from Cannon Mills Plant #1 wash cloth department after 43 years of service. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tice was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Mack Tice who died Dec. 7, 1990, and a sister, Eunice Moore. Survivors include a son, Larry (Rachel) Tice of Clayton; a daughter, Karen (Danny) Haneline of Kannapolis; three grandchildren; Robert Tice of Smithfield, Derek Tice of Clayton and Derek (Lindsay) Haneline of Stanley; and one great-grandchild, Katerina Tice of Texas. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services: Will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at Whitley's Funeral Home Main Chapel, conducted by Cecil Tice. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday 1-2:30 p.m. prior to the service. At other times they will be at the residence. Memorials: May be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East 1st Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083. The family would like to send a special thanks to the Staff of Universal Health Care for the care and compassion shown to Mrs. Tice while she was there. Whitley's Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Tice. Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com

Samuel Furches, Jr. KING — Mr. Samuel Wade Furches, Jr., 81, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. He was born May 22, 1929 in Davie County to Samuel Wade Furches, Sr. and Ella Gray Armsworthy Furches. Mr. Furches was a 1951 graduate of N.C. State University and remained an avid N.C. State fan. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church in King where he had served in every capacity except pastor. Mr. Furches was the first agriculture teacher at South Stokes High School. He had served as President of the King Little League for numerous years and was the 1998 King Business Leader of the year. He received the Unsung Hero Award from the N.C. High School Athletic Association. Above all he was most proud when he was watching his grandchildren participate in sports and other activities. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Coleen Alexander Furches. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Blalock Furches of the home; a daughter, Lynn Furches Newell Barneycastle of King; a son, Samuel Wade Furches III and wife Leanne of Salisbury; four grandchildren, Tyler "Noodle" Newell, Elizabeth Christine Furches, Samuel Wade Furches IV, and Mason Alexander Furches; a step-daughter, Cherise Millsaps; a stepson, Michael Blalock; four stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Nancy Blaylock of Greensboro, and Jean Smith of Mocksville and one brother, Bob Furches of Clemmons. Service: Funeral services will be held 2 p.m Sunday at the First Baptist Church in King with the Rev. Kenneth Evans and the Dr. John Wren officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in King Memorial Park. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. this evening at the First Baptist Church in King. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 481, King, NC 27021. (Slate Funeral Home)

James Haley SALISBURY — James Haley 67, of Salisbury departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at Rowan Regional Mediacal Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rowan Funeral Services.

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Gabriel Edison Hancock SALISBURY — Gabriel Edison Hancock, 20, of Salisbury passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending. Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Hancock Family.

SALISBURY — Mrs. Rebecca N. Simerson, 99, passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 at Genesis Healthcare of Salisbury. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Summersett Funeral Home.

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DARTS AND LAURELS

Don’t ditch resolutions Laurels to those of you who are determined to keep your New Year’s resolutions. You’re probably in the minority. Psychology researcher John Norcross found only about half of those who make resolutions are still sticking to them a month later. However, even if you do slip up on that vow to lose weight, stop smoking or be kinder to your grumpy in-laws, don’t despair. Norcross found that of the roughly one-in-five people who had longterm success in keeping their resolutions — two years or more — more than half had fallen off the wagon at least once, and typically more than once. There also may be value simply in the act of telling yourself you’re going to be a better person in the new year. Norton found that only 4 percent of those who don’t make New Year’s resolutions make successful behavioral changes. In some ways, simply thinking you can improve is an act of optimism that can reinforce positive thinking. The key, Norcross says, is to set realistic expectations. Inflated goals lead to resignation, early failure — and the solace of beer, cigarettes and Haagen-Daaz. • • •

Dart to the escalating brashness of thieves targeting copper wire and plumbing items. It was bad enough when they were stealing church gutters and entire AC units. Now, their boldness has risen to new heights — literally. Police in Charlotte say a would-be thief was electrocuted when he climbed a ladder and tried to snip a live power line. Some might call this fitting justice, but it’s more a sign of how rising prices are inducing copper thieves to take bigger risks. It’s time for state legislators to consider following the lead of other states that are clamping down on scrap yards and recyclers who are trafficking in the contraband wire, no questions asked. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, copper theft costs the U.S. economy about $1 billion per year. • • • Laurels to indications 2011 will be a better year for new college grads seeking employment. According to a Time magazine article about the economic recovery and skills that are most in demand (think mechanical engineers, tax specialists lawyers, auditors and such), UNC-Chapel Hill’s career-services office reports that 7 percent more interviews were scheduled by companies on campus this past fall than the year before. While more employers are ready to add to their ranks, they’re being very selective. “People want the best and the brightest,” career-development director Ray Angle told Time. “It used to be they said they wanted qualified candidates. But now they say they want people to hit the ground running.”

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Let investigations begin Waste, abuse, terrorism are all fair game iven the Democrats’ track record of investigating Republican administrations, they will lack credibility when they protest Republicans investigating actions by the Obama administration. Oversight is a primary function of any Congress. The new Republican House majority is expected to conduct several investigations. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has promised to lead six of them, including one that according to Issa’s spokesman, Kurt Bardella, will focus on the “institutional culture of waste, fraud and abuse,” within the federal bureaucracy. To be credible, these investigations must expose Republicans as CAL well as Democrats because THOMAS misspending the public’s money is one of the few bipartisan activities remaining in Washington. The investigation that has the potential to produce the most controversy is one promised by Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). According to the Washington Post, King, who will head the Homeland Security Committee, has promised to examine the “radicalization of some Muslims in the United States and the extent to which American Muslims are cooperating with law enforcement authorities. He also plans to probe homeland security issues.” It is a worthy pursuit, but that examination should also include an investigation of the Obama administration’s Justice Department and its approach to rooting out terrorist suspects and how it may have treated them with kid gloves because of political pressure from identity groups like the Council on AmericanIslamic Relations (CAIR). Already one hears familiar cries of “McCarthyism” from the left. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, was quoted in The Huffington Post as saying the King investigation will “vilify” the Muslim community: “I got so concerned that when I heard about it I actually approached

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he lead horse coming up lame down the backstretch. A 20-knot wind disappearing during the middle of a regatta. A six-run lead in the ninthinning being compromised with a closer’s shaky curve. That’s how opponents of the city of Lexington’s forced annexation had to feel when they received word of the N.C. Court of Appeals’ 25-page ruling that unanimously ruled in favor of the municipality and its 2008 decision to annex three areas around its borders. After more than a year of anticipation, the appellate court finally dealt the nearly fatal blow to the Citizens United Against Forced Annexation. Although the group can still appeal the court of appeals’ ruling to the N.C. Supreme Court, the state’s highest bench isn’t forced to hear the case and only chooses to hear a fraction of the cases that aren’t unanimous decisions. The opponents have 35 days to make a decision on whether to seek the state’s highest court for a final decision. Both sides have spent tens of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees defending their respective positions, but it looks like the forced annexation opponents may have to hope for a miracle to prevent the annexation from actually taking place. If the case doesn’t go to the Supreme Court, the city will set a date soon for when the Biesecker Road, Old Salisbury Road and East Center Street Extension areas will officially become part of the city. A fourth area, the Winston Road area, was dropped from the city’s annexation plans after some wrong legal descriptions were written. The status of future annexations in North Carolina is up in the air. With an influx of new Republican legislators in Raleigh, many of whom are against municipal-forced annexations, like Rayne Brown from Davidson County, change may becoming to the state’s annexation statutes, but it may be too late for the residents of Sapona and other neighborhoods around the city. The fallout of the implementation of annexation is yet to be seen. Opponents who said they could not afford the increased taxes will have some decisions to make. Some may move away while others may seek financial refuge. The bad blood may take some time to go away, but hopefully soon-to-be-annexed residents and the city can find a point to have a productive dialogue going forward.

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Talton set the standard for state controller An era passed this week with the death of former State Controller Fred W. Talton, who was the first independent state controller confirmed by the General Assembly. Mr. Talton was appointed by Governor Jim Martin in 1988 and was charged with modernizing the state’s financial operations for the new digital age. His efforts and the benefits from the transformation of North Carolina state government from paper basedsystems to new technology-based operations continue today through many of the state’s financial policies, processes and systems. Mr. Talton was widely known as an outstanding public servant, whose low key and friendly manner and good government ethics endeared him to members of the General Assembly, state employees and citizens. He was a certified public accountant who hired, trained and encouraged young people to a commitment of excellence in public service. Following his retirement, he carried that same level of commitment to the private sector, assisting many North Carolina businesses. All of us in the Office of the State Controller are appreciative of his efforts and his exemplary service to the state. — David T. McCoy Raleigh

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f it had been a snake, it would’ve bitten me. That’s what my mother used to say when she found something she’d been looking for that had been in plain sight all along. My mother had nothing on me. If half of the things I look for were snakes, I wouldn’t just be bitten. I’d be dead. Like the reading glasses that are perched on the top of my head. Or the car keys that I left in the ignition. Or the cell phone that SHARON should be in the RANDALL bottom of my purse but isn’t, of course, because I am talking on it. Actually, that last trick belongs to my sister. She called me on her cell phone one day and we talked, as we do, forever. When the phone battery started chirping, she began rummaging for something in her purse. “What are you looking for?” “My cell phone,” she said. “My house phone is dying. If I can find my cell, I’ll call you back.” “I think you’re talking on it.” “I am not!” she said. Silence. “OK,” she said, finally. “I’ll call you back on the house phone. If I can find it.” She will love this story. My two boys, their wives and my 4-month-old grandson spent four days with us recently. But they did not sleep on our new air bed. Yes, that would be the fancy self-inflating, double-comfort air bed that my husband and I bought, stored and then spent hours looking for, strip-searching the house, the garage, every closet and rafter, peering suspiciously over the fences at our neighbors, to absolutely no avail. Let me ask you: Who loses an air bed? Fully deflated, it weighs 75 pounds and wouldn’t fit in the back of a Land Rover. “What did you do with it?” my husband asked. “Me?” I said. “You had it last.” “Did not.” “Did, too.” For four days, my children slept like orphans in makeshift beds on the floor. And the day after they left, I found it. Or it found me. The air bed. In the guest room. Under the guest bed. Where I had stored it. If it had been a snake .... I could’ve sworn I’d checked under that bed. Obviously, I had not. But sometimes the obvious doesn’t seem obvious at all. I thought of that this morning as I took last year’s calendar off the hook to transfer birthdays and other dates to the pristine pages of a brandnew year. You might call it a rite of passage. Before hanging a new calendar, I like to take a few minutes to review the old one, to look back at where I’ve been and things I’ve done. Every year brings much to be thankful for. Some, yes, less than others. But 2010, for me, was the best yet. I spoke at a dozen events and met hundreds of good people. I took my brother, who’s blind and loves to “watch” the Tigers play football, to a Clemson game. My husband and I spent time with family and friends from California to Carolina, watched a lot of sunsets, listened to a lot of music, shared a lot of laughs and ate much too much good food. In March, we danced at my daughter’s wedding. And in August, on what would’ve been my mother’s 85th birthday, my youngest and his wife gave birth to our first grandchild. I smiled turning the pages, January to December, recalling all those joys and more. Then I looked at the new calendar, 365 empty squares of possibilities. I don’t know what this year will hold. I know it’s there, right in front of me, but I can’t see it — not until it finds me. I can only keep looking with eyes and arms and heart wide open. And pray that the snakes don’t bite. To you and yours, from me and mine, here’s wishing for the best year yet. • • • Contact Sharon Randall at www.sharonrandall.com.

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Obama retools, vows to accelerate growth WASHINGTON (AP) — His presidency tied to the fate of the economy, Barack Obama is revamping his economic policy team and signaling cooperation to ascendant Republicans and the business community at a pivotal moment in the nation’s recovery and Washington politics. The president is surrounding himself with veterans of the Clinton OBAMA administration. Chief of staff William Daley, economic overseer Gene Sperling and recently confirmed budget director Jacob Lew form an inner circle with a history of bipartisanship and experience in the art of the deal. “Our mission has to be to

BERLIN (AP) — Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to World War II: the Nazis’ dogged obsession with a Finnish mutt who gave not a howl, but a heil. And, just as absurdly, the totalitarian state that dominated most of Europe was unable to do much about the canine’s paw-raising parody of Germany’s Fuehrer. In the months preceding Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, Berlin’s Foreign Office commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly country to gather evidence on the dog and its owner — and even plotted to destroy the owner’s pharmaceutical business. Historians were unaware of the scheme until some 30 files containing correspondence and diplomatic cables were found by a researcher in the Foreign Office archives. Klaus Hillenbrand, an expert on the Nazi period who examined the documents, called the episode “completely bizarre.” “Just months before the Nazis launched their attack on the Soviet Union, they had nothing better to do than to obsess about this dog,” he said.

Ga. woman accused in child support scam ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Police say a Georgia woman used a friend’s baby to collect more than $1,600 in child support from an ex-boyfriend after she convinced him the child was his. Dougherty County Sheriff’s Capt. Craig Dodd says Regina Thompson’s exboyfriend paid the money over two years. Dodd says the ex-boyfriend even had pictures made at the girl’s birthday party. The 38-year-old Thompson has been charged with five counts of theft. Police say she was keeping her friend’s child when she concocted the scheme. The girl’s mother, Lastraga McCloud, didn’t know anything about the plot. Police say it began to unravel when the girl, now 5, began to talk more and told Thompson’s exboyfriend, Joseph Golden, that he wasn’t her father.

Scott extends Florida crop freeze order TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Rick Scott has extended an emergency order lifting weight restrictions on trucks transporting freeze-threatened crops through Jan 14. In a statement Friday, Scott said the declaration will ensure that timely precautions are taken to protect Florida’s crops from freezing temperatures throughout much of the state.

Sisters who will share kidney out of prison PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison on Friday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, “We’re free!” and “God bless y’all!” as they pulled away in a silver SUV. That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has one year to donate a kidney to her ailing sister. Now, with their life sentences for armed robbery suspended, their future is uncertain. Their children have grown up. Their family moved to Florida. They are using technology like cell phones for the first time. And questions abound: Who will pay for their medical care? Would Gladys’ conditional release hold up in court? And perhaps the biggest mystery ahead: Are they a compatible match for the kidney transplant? An afternoon news conference for the sisters in Jackson was attended by dozens of supporters. Many cheered. Some sang. A few cried. The sisters — Jamie wearing pink, Gladys wearing purple — sat smiling at a table, their hands clasped before them as their attorney, Chokwe Lumumba, thanked a list of advocacy groups who worked for their release. “We just totally blessed. We totally blessed,” Gladys Scott said. “It’s been a long, hard road, but we made it.” Gladys said she learned about her release on television. “I just started screaming and hollering. I’m still screaming and hollering,” she said. Jamie said she looked forward to moving on her with her life and doubted at times she’d ever be free, but she

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WASHINGTON (AP) — had pursued for generaHouse Republicans cleared tions. Republicans say a hurdle Friday in their they changed history by first attempt to scrap Prestaking back the House in ident Barack Obama’s landthe midterm elections, mark health care overhaul, partly on the strength of yet it was little more than a their pledge to tea party symbolic swipe at the law. supporters and other conThe real action is in servatives to undo the diREP. STEVE KING visive law, whose comstates, where Republicans R-Iowa are using federal courts KING plexities, costs and conseand governors’ offices to quences remain largely lead the assault against unknown. Obama’s signature domestic ity to control Medicaid spendSome Republicans hope to achievement, a law aimed at ing, raising the threat of dev- get enough momentum going covering nearly all Ameri- astating cuts to other critical to force Obama and the Decans. programs, from education to mocrats into an early capituIn a post-election bow to law enforcement in a weak lation. “If you have to do an tea partiers by the new GOP economy. It’s ammunition amputation, get it over with,” House majority, Republican for critics trying to disman- Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a relawmakers are undertaking tle the overhaul piece by peal leader, said after the an effort to repeal the health piece. House vote. “We need to get care law in full knowledge Moreover, a federal judge this showdown over so we can that the Democratic Senate in Florida is expected to rule go on to other issues.” will stop them from doing so. shortly in a lawsuit brought But Senate Democrats say Republicans prevailed Fri- by 20 states that challenges what King and other House day in a 236-181 procedural the law’s central requirement Republicans think matters litvote, largely along party that most Americans carry tle, since they will block any lines, that sets the stage for health insurance. A judge in repeal legislation on the oththe House to vote next week Virginia ruled it unconstitu- er side of the Capitol. on the repeal. tional last month, while in During last year’s election Shortly before the House courts in two other cases campaign, many Democrats vote, Republican governors have upheld it. It’s expected sought cover when the health representing 30 states opened that the Supreme Court will care law would come up. On up a new line of attack, poten- ultimately have to resolve the the House floor, they untially more successful. issue. leashed a full-throated deIn a letter to Obama and Obama made history last fense, accusing Republicans congressional leaders, the year when Congress finally of trying to take away benegovernors complained that passed the law after months fits that many people are alprovisions of the health care of contentious debate, closing ready receiving, such as lowlaw are restricting their abil- in on a goal that Democrats er prescription costs for

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HOSPITAL FROM 1a al Privacy Officer Campbell Tucker. Seeger said her office could not disclose what evidence led to the hospital’s voluntary corrective actions. “The corrective actions suggest that things are less than squeaky clean there,” said Alexander’s attorney, Richard Rutledge Jr. of Winston-Salem. Rutledge said he has requested the investigation file from the Office for Civil Rights to determine the depth and breadth of the inquiry. In part, the investigation relied on employees’ denial that they had accessed or disclosed Alexander’s protected health information. “The fact that the investigation found no admission of disclosure is far from surprising,” Rutledge said. “Obviously, not everyone who shared information is going to admit it.” The investigation also relied on the hospital’s audit trail of Alexander’s medical record. Rutledge said he needs to know more about how Rowan Regional oversees and maintains the audit trail, which is a way of tracking who is looking at medical records. The hospital would not give details about the audit trail. “Although we cannot comment on specific methodology used for conducting audit trails, we can share that we comply with federal laws that require healthcare providers to have the ability to produce audit trails for access to patient records,” spokeswoman Robin Baltimore said. The finding by the federal investigation of no HIPAA Privacy Rule violations does not affect Alexander’s civil lawsuit against the hospital, Rutledge said. “Different proceedings have different standards of proof they need to meet,” Rutledge said. “I don’t know what legal standard OCR uses.” Even though Alexander’s

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Associated Press CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is unhappy with his team’s offensive play, most specifically at quarterback. He thinks general manager Marty Hurney can solve those problems even if he’s focusing on hiring a defensive-minded head coach. Richardson told The Associated Press on Friday night he still believes Hurney is the right man to run the football operations after RICHARDSON consecutive seasons out of the playoffs culminating with an NFLworst 2-14 record this season. Hurney, a former sports writer who moved up the ranks with Carolina after once handling salary-cap issues and contract negotiations, has faced criticism as Richardson decided to only let coach John Fox go after this season. “We have the worst record, but we don’t have the worst players,” Richardson said, defending Hurney. “That’s my opinion and the opinion of a number of other people that I have a high regard for.” Hurney and team president Danny Morrison are in the process of interviewing four known candidates to replace John Fox. They’re all defensive coordinators: Perry Fewell of the New York Giants, San Diego’s Ron Rivera, San Francisco’s Greg Manusky and Rob Ryan of Cleveland. “We’re putting a very high priority on the offense and that can be accomplished without having an offensive head coach,” Richardson said by phone. “We’re also putting a very high priority on trying to get the absolute best person, whether it’s a coordinator or individual, to coach the quarterbacks.” It’s quarterback play that Richardson is focused on. After Jake Delhomme was let go following an 18-interception season in 2009, Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen weren’t any better this season as the Panthers finished with the league’s worst offense. Clausen, a rookie, went 19 as a starter, failed to have a 200-yard passing game or throw a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. His 58.4 passer rating was the worst in the league. “It appears that the play of our quarterbacks has deteriorated over the last few years,” Richardson said. But the Panthers saw their chances of getting Stanford’s Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick squashed when he announced he was staying in school. Luck’s father said it had nothing to do with the Panthers holding the top pick.

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the Cotton Bowl, Miles said his focus was on his Tigers and that he enjoyed where he was. But LSU (11-2) has now completed its fourth season with at least 11 wins in Miles’ six years. The Tigers had only two 11-win seasons in their history before that. Texas A&M (9-4) led 100 in the first quarter, including a field goal after Jefferson threw an interception, but had its sixgame winning streak snapped. It was the 50th game between the border-state schools, but the first since

SAN FRANCISCO — All week, Jim Harbaugh had a good feeling about making the jump to the NFL and joining the San Francisco 49ers — just the way mentor and late Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh did more than 30 years ago. Declaring it a “perfect competitive opportunity,” Harbaugh accepted the job as coach of HARBAUGH the 49ers on Friday and said his goal is to win a Lombardi Trophy for “one of the legendary franchises in all of football.” The successful Stanford coach receives a five-year deal and gets to remain right at home in the Bay Area, moving to the NFL after four years with the Cardinal. A longtime NFL quarterback, he replaces fired coach Mike Singletary. ESPN reported Harbaugh’s deal is for $25 million. Harbaugh decided to leave Stanford for the pros even though San Francisco has missed the playoffs for eight straight seasons and Orange Bowl MVP quarterback Andrew Luck announced Thursday he would remain at Stanford for another season. “I can feel the enthusiasm coursing through my veins right now,” said Harbaugh, who was going to team headquarters Friday night to get to work. “I accept this competitive challenge willingly.” The 49ers pulled out all the stops to introduce him. The swanky Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco rolled out a special red carpet for Harbaugh’s arrival, and he showed up in a limousine for a news conference that began with a music video featuring team highlights. The Cardinal (12-1) finished with a school-record 12 wins following a 40-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Monday night. It’s been a whirlwind week to say the least. Harbaugh has long admired Walsh and how he made the successful leap from Stanford to the 49ers. Harbaugh knew the man nicknamed “The Genius” for 18 years and once received footwork tips from the coach while playing for the Bears. “Everything that came out of his mind, his heart, his mouth, I hung on every single word.” Walsh thought up the original schemes that became known as the West Coast offense, which Harbaugh plans to run with the 49ers. Harbaugh has a picture of Walsh he looks at each day taped to his computer screen, but says it will be a while before any comparisons can be made of the two.

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LsU receiver terrence toliver hauls in a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Jefferson in the tigers’ 41-24 victory in the cotton Bowl on Friday.

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LsU coach Les Miles celebrates his team’s win in the cotton Bowl.

ARLINGTON, Texas — With rumors swirling about LSU coach Les Miles’ LSU 41 f u t u r e , Texas A&M 24 J o r d a n Jefferson threw three touchdown passes to Terrence Toliver and ran for a score to help the 11th-ranked Tigers rally for a 41-24 victory over No. 18 Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Friday night. Miles is likely a leading candidate for the coaching vacancy at Michigan, where he played and was an assistant coach. In the days leading up to

2B • SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011

TV Sports Saturday, Jan. 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — BBVA Compass Bowl, Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky, at Birmingham, Ala. GOLF 5:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Tournament of Champions, third round, at Maui, Hawaii MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN2 — West Virginia at Georgetown 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Kansas St. at Oklahoma St. 2:30 p.m. FSN — California at Arizona St. 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Florida St. at Virginia Tech 3:30 p.m. ESPN — Connecticut at Texas 4 p.m. VERSUS — San Diego St. at Utah 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Vanderbilt at South Carolina NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. WGN — Boston at Chicago NFL FOOTBALL 4 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, NFC Wild Card Game, New Orleans at SeattleTBD 8 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, AFC Wild Card Game, N.Y. Jets at IndianapolisTBD PREP FOOTBALL 1 p.m. NBC — All-American Bowl, at San Antonio RODEO 8 p.m. VERSUS — PBR, Madison Square Garden Invitational, at New York WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon FSN — Iowa St. at Baylor 2 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Connecticut at Notre Dame 4 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Ohio St. at Iowa 4:30 p.m. FSN — Southern Cal at UCLA

Area schedule Saturday, January 8 COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL 4 p.m. Catawba at Anderson 7:30 p.m. Lincoln at Livingstone Limestone at Pfeiffer COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2 p.m. Catawba at Anderson 5:30 p.m. Lincoln at Livingstone Limestone at Pfeiffer PREP WRESTLING North Rowan in Fury Duals (Lewisville) West in Salisbury Duals South in Boneyard Bash (Fayetteville) Davie in Orange Duals (Hillsborough)

Prep wrestling Middle school C-Lipe 58, Southeast 30 83 — Fields (CL) p. Flores, 3rd 93 — Ozona (CL) p. Gill, 2nd 103 — Durham (CL) p. Ju. Copeland, 2nd 112 — Ruiz (CL) p. Jo. Copeland, 1st 119 — McCoy (SE) p. Livengood, 1st 125 — Viars (CL) p. Taggart, 3rd 130 — C. York (CL) md Cauble 14-0 135 — N. York (CL) won by forfeit 140 — McMasters (SE) d. Turner 9-7, OT 145 — Garcia (SE) p. Littlejohn, 2nd 152 — Wood (SE) won 7-0 decision 160 — Urey (CL) p. Collins, 1st 171 — Cope (CL) p. Russ, 2nd 189 — Parham (CL) p. Millsaps, 1st 215 — Rodriguez (SE) p. Milem, 2nd Hwt — Long (SE) p. Stancil, 2nd

Prep hoops Scoring Through Thursday’s games Name, school G Pts. 14 252 Avery, West Steele, West 14 182 Rankin, Salisbury 9 110 14 169 Dulkoski, Carson Blaire, Salisbury 10 120 Monroe, Carson 14 164 11 123 Cuthbertson, North Sabo, East 12 129 Blackwell, Carson 14 149 Ay. Holmes, Salisbury 10 101 Dixon, West 14 132 Heilig, Salisbury 10 94 As. Holmes, Salisbury 10 94 A.Goins, East 11 94 Richardson, Salisbury 10 79 14 110 Phillips, Carson Barringer, South 12 92 Gaddy, South 12 90 11 76 Wike, East Barber, West 14 94 Drew, East 12 77 14 88 Holman, Carson S.Goins, South 12 75

Avg. 18.0 13.0 12.2 12.1 12.0 11.7 11.2 10.8 10.6 10.1 9.4 9.4 9.4 8.5 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.5 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.3 6.3

Area boys Name, school T. Jones, Brown K. Sherrill, West Gaddy, South Dillard, Davie N. Jones, Davie Houston, Carson B. Sherrill, West Rankin, Salisbury Murphy, Salisbury Givens, North Knox, Salisbury McDaniel, South Medlin, South Hargrave, North Starks, North Weant, Salisbury Clanton, Carson Ca. Martin, Davie A.Rogers, East Morgan, West Smith, Brown Kimber, North Copeland, Brown D. Heggins, Carson Parks, West Gittens, East R. Heggins, Carson Shepherd, East McCain, Salisbury Wagner, Carson Akers, South Connor, North Petty, Salisbury Johnson, Brown Waddell, Brown R. Martin, Davie Co. Martin, Davie Hough, East Rivens, Salisbury Ford, North Wilkins, Salisbury

Avg. 23.5 21.1 19.3 18.5 18.0 15.6 14.5 14.1 13.6 13.5 13.1 12.2 11.8 11.7 11.4 11.0 10.6 10.5 9.8 9.4 9.3 8.7 8.5 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0

G 10 12 13 13 13 14 6 8 11 4 8 13 13 12 12 10 11 13 12 9 10 11 10 13 13 12 14 12 6 14 6 11 11 10 10 13 13 12 11 10 10

Pts. 235 253 251 241 234 218 87 113 150 54 105 159 153 140 137 110 117 136 117 85 93 96 85 106 105 96 110 94 46 107 43 78 75 66 64 82 81 73 66 60 60

Rowan girls career Ayana Avery, West, Sr. ...............1,728 Olivia Rankin, Salisbury, Sr. .......754 Ashia Holmes, Salisbury, Sr. ......661 Ayanna Holmes, Salisbury, Sr. ...620 Teaunna Cuthbertson, NR, Jr. ....554 Jessica Heilig, Salisbury, Sr........472 Chloe Monroe, Carson, Jr...........430 Shay Steele, West, So................405 Allison Blackwell, Carson, So. ....376 Olivia Sabo, East, Sr...................349 Sam Goins, South, Sr. ................305 Kelly Dulkoski, Carson, So. ........290 Tiffany Brown, North, Sr..............262 Tyesha Phillips, Carson, So........235 Doreen Richardson, Salis., Jr. ....229 Area boys career Darien Rankin, Salisbury, Sr.......1,123 Keshun Sherrill, West, Jr. ...........983 Nick Houston, Carson, Sr. ..........811 Shannon Dillard, Davie, Jr. .........715 Javon Hargrave, North, Sr. .........707 Teven Jones, Brown, Sr..............609 Cody Clanton, Carson, Sr...........585 John Knox, Salisbury, Sr.............564 B.J. Sherrill, West, Sr..................535 Alex Weant, Salisbury, Sr. ..........528 Nate Jones, Davie, Jr. ................482 Mark McDaniel, South, Sr...........434 Romar Morris, Salisbury, Sr........364 Jordan Kimber, North, Jr.............345 Sam Starks, North, Sr.................343 Johnathan Gaddy, South, Sr.......333

Devon Heggins, Carson, Sr. .......317 Domonique Noble, West, Sr. ......301 Pierre Givens, North, Jr. .............264 Daniel Chambers, North, Jr. .......260 Corey Murphy, Salisbury, Sr. ......225 Cole Honeycutt, East, Jr. ............218 Zach Wagner, Carson, Sr. ..........200

Standings 1A Yadkin Valley Boys North Rowan Albemarle West Montgomery North Moore Chatham Central South Davidson East Montgomery Gray Stone South Stanly

Overall 9-3 4-1 5-4 7-4 4-7 5-6 2-4 2-11 0-9

YVC 5-0 2-0 5-1 4-1 3-3 2-4 1-3 1-5 0-6

Girls YVC Overall 6-0 8-2 Chatham Central Albemarle 2-0 3-2 North Moore 4-1 8-4 3-2 4-8 North Rowan South Stanly 3-3 3-7 East Montgomery 2-2 2-4 2-4 4-7 South Davidson West Montgomery 1-5 1-8 Gray Stone 0-6 0-10 Friday’s games Gray Stone at East Montgomery North Moore at South Stanly North Rowan at Chatham Central, ppd. Albemarle at West Montgomery

2A Central Carolina Boys Salisbury East Davidson Central Davidson West Davidson Lexington Thomasville

CCC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Overall 7-4 8-5 6-5 4-5 4-8 3-8

Girls CCC Overall 0-0 11-1 Thomasville Salisbury 0-0 9-1 Central Davidson 0-0 9-2 0-0 10-3 East Davidson Lexington 0-0 6-5 West Davidson 0-0 1-7 Friday’s games Lexington at East Davidson, ppd. Thomasville at Central Davidson, ppd. Salisbury at West Davidson, ppd.

3A North Piedmont Boys Statesville West Rowan Carson West Iredell North Iredell South Rowan East Rowan

Overall 9-3 5-8 6-8 7-6 5-7 3-10 0-12

NPC 4-0 3-1 3-2 2-2 2-2 0-3 0-4

Girls NPC Overall 4-0 11-1 North Iredell Carson 4-1 10-4 West Rowan 3-1 10-4 1-2 4-8 South Rowan East Rowan 1-3 3-9 West Iredell 1-3 2-10 0-4 0-12 Statesville Friday’s games Carson at West Iredell, ppd. South Rowan at Statesville, ppd. East Rowan at North Iredell, ppd.

3A South Piedmont Boys SPC Overall 5-0 9-2 A.L. Brown Concord 4-0 11-1 NW Cabarrus 5-1 10-5 3-2 8-5 Hickory Ridge Central Cabarrus 1-4 7-6 Cox Mill 1-4 3-10 0-4 4-7 Robinson Mount Pleasant 0-4 4-8 Friday’s games A.L. Brown 57, Hickory Ridge 54 (OT) NW Cabarrus 70, Central Cabarrus 68 Robinson at Cox Mill Mount Pleasant at Concord Overall Girls SPC 5-0 7-5 Concord Hickory Ridge 4-0 9-4 Robinson 4-1 10-3 3-1 7-6 A.L. Brown NW Cabarrus 3-3 4-8 Mount Pleasant 1-4 7-7 0-5 0-9 Central Cabarrus Cox Mill 0-6 1-12 Friday’s games Robinson 59, Cox Mill 19 NW Cabarrus 38, Central Cabarrus 23 Concord 73, Mount Pleasant 44 Hickory Ridge at A.L. Brown

4A Central Piedmont Boys CPC Overall 2-0 14-1 Mount Tabor Reagan 1-0 12-0 Davie County 1-1 12-2 0-1 7-4 North Davidson West Forsyth 0-1 5-6 R.J. Reynolds 0-1 3-8 Friday’s games Mount Tabor 75, Davie 64 Reagan at West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds at North Davidson, ppd. CPC Overall Girls Mount Tabor 1-0 10-2 1-0 8-2 West Forsyth Reagan 1-0 5-6 R.J. Reynolds 0-1 7-3 0-1 5-6 North Davidson Davie County 0-1 5-9 Friday’s games Mount Tabor at Davie Reagan at West Forsyth R.J. Reynolds at North Davidson, ppd.

College hoops Standings SAC SAC Overall 3-0 11-0 Lincoln Memorial Wingate 2-1 7-4 Anderson 2-1 8-5 1-1 3-3 Brevard Tusculum 1-1 4-9 Newberry 1-2 6-5 1-2 5-6 Catawba Carson-Newman 1-2 4-7 Mars Hill 1-2 4-7 Lenoir-Rhyne 1-2 2-9 Saturday’s games Catawba at Anderson Lincoln Memorial at Newberry Tusculum at Wingate Mars Hill at Brevard Carson-Newman at Lenoir-Rhyne Wednesday’s games Lenoir-Rhyne at Wingate Brevard at Catawba Newberry at Anderson Mars Hill at Lincoln Memorial Tusculum at Carson-Newman

CIAA Northern Division Overall Virginia Union 1-0 3-3 Elizabeth City State 0-0 7-2 Bowie State 0-0 6-2 St. Paul’s 0-0 3-5 Lincoln 0-0 1-7 Chowan 0-0 1-8 Virginia State 0-1 1-10 Southern Division Overall Winston-Salem State 0-0 56-1 Shaw 0-0 8-2 Johnson C. Smith 0-0 6-4 Livingstone 0-0 4-3 Fayetteville State 0-0 4-5 St. Augustine’s 0-0 2-7 Thursday’s games J.C. Smith 71, Chowan 55 Elizabeth City State 62, Livingstone 60 St. Augustine’s 58, Lincoln 46 Bowie State 78, Fayetteville State 66 Winston-Salem St. 67, Virginia St. 56 Shaw 86, St. Paul’s 72 Saturday’s games Lincoln at Livingstone Shaw at Virginia State Fayetteville State at Chowan Winston-Salem State at Virginia Union St. Paul’s at St. Augustine’s

Conference Carolinas Limestone Pfeiffer Queens Barton Coker

CC 4-0 4-0 3-0 2-2 2-2

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SCOREBOARD

Overall 9-2 6-4 7-4 7-5 3-7

Mount Olive 1-2 St. Andrews 1-2 1-3 Belmont Abbey Lees-McRae 0-3 Erskine 0-4 Thursday’s games Limestone 62, Coker 61 Belmont Abbey 80, Erskine 53 Pfeiffer 86, Mount Olive 71 Queens 70, Lees-McRae 44 Saturday’s games Barton at Erskine Limestone at Pfeiffer Belmont Abbey at St. Andrew Mount Olive at Lees-McRae

6-5 4-6 5-6 3-7 0-8

ACC ACC Overall 1-0 14-0 Duke Boston College 1-0 11-4 Florida State 1-0 11-4 1-0 10-5 Virginia North Carolina 0-0 10-4 N.C. State 0-0 10-4 0-0 7-6 Georgia Tech Wake Forest 0-0 7-8 Clemson 0-1 11-4 0-1 11-4 Miami Maryland 0-1 10-4 Virginia Tech 0-1 9-4 Saturday’s games North Carolina at Virginia, Noon, ACC Network Wake Forest at N.C. State, 2:30 p.m., ACC Network Florida State at Virginia Tech, 3 p.m., ESPN2 Georgia Tech at Boston College, 4 p.m., RSN Miami at Clemson, 6 p.m., ESPNU Sunday’s game Maryland at Duke, 8 p.m., FSN

Southeastern Eastern SEC Overall 0-0 12-2 Kentucky Georgia 0-0 11-2 Vanderbilt 0-0 11-2 0-0 10-3 Florida Tennessee 0-0 10-4 South Carolina 0-0 9-4 SEC Overall Western Mississippi 0-0 11-3 Arkansas 0-0 10-3 0-0 8-6 Mississippi State Alabama 0-0 8-6 LSU 0-0 8-7 0-0 7-7 Auburn Saturday’s games Tennessee at Arkansas, 1:30 p.m., Alabama at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, 4 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 5 p.m. LSU at Auburn, 6 p.m., FSN Mississippi at Florida, 8 p.m.

Other scores EAST Canisius 62, Siena 61 Fairfield 59, Marist 44 Iona 70, St. Peter's 52 Loyola, Md. 82, Manhattan 67 Rider 82, Niagara 65 SOUTH Campbell 65, Kennesaw St. 52 Wheeling Jesuit 82, Bluefield St. 62 MIDWEST Butler 79, Cleveland St. 56 Creighton 72, S. Illinois 66, OT Drake 64, Bradley 58 Indiana St. 70, N. Iowa 45 Missouri St. 65, Evansville 50 Valparaiso 79, Youngstown St. 55 Wichita St. 65, Illinois St. 51

Women’s hoops Standings SAC Catawba Mars Hill Anderson Tusculum Lenoir-Rhyne Newberry Wingate Carson-Newman Brevard Lincoln Memorial

SAC 3-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-3

Overall 9-4 9-2 6-5 6-5 5-6 6-5 6-5 5-8 5-8 5-6

ACC Duke Miami Florida State Georgia Tech Clemson Boston College Wake Forest North Carolina Maryland Virginia Virginia Tech N.C. State

ACC 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1

Overall 15-0 15-1 13-3 13-4 8-8 13-2 9-7 14-1 13-2 10-6 9-6 8-7

NFL Playoffs Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 Saints at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. (NBC) Jets at Indianapolis, 8 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 9 Ravens at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (CBS) Packers at Philadelphia, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 15 Indianapolis, Chiefs or Ravens at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay, Saints or Seahawks at Atlanta, 8 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 16 Philadelphia, Saints or Seahawks at Chicago, 1 p.m. (FOX) N.Y. Jets, Chiefs or Ravens at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 23 NFC, 3 p.m. (FOX) AFC, 6:30 p.m. (CBS) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 30 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6 At Arlington, Texas AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m. (FOX)

College football Bowl games Saturday, Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 10 BCS National Championship Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Cotton Bowl LSU 41, Texas A&M 24 LSU Texas A&M

7 21 7 6 — 41 10 7 0 7 — 24 First Quarter TAM—Nwachukwu 6 pass from Tannehill (Bullock kick), 13:01. TAM—FG Bullock 39, 5:03. LSU—Toliver 42 pass from Jefferson (Jasper kick), 1:48. Second Quarter LSU—Jefferson 1 run (Jasper kick), 10:13. TAM—Nwachukwu 14 pass from Gray (Bullock kick), 7:44. LSU—Ridley 17 run (Jasper kick), 4:43. LSU—Toliver 2 pass from Jefferson (Jasper kick), 1:27. Third Quarter LSU—Toliver 41 pass from Jefferson (Jasper kick), 12:06. Fourth Quarter TAM—McNeal 4 pass from Tannehill (Bullock kick), 10:04. LSU—FG Jasper 50, 6:12. LSU—FG Jasper 26, 3:04. A—83,514. LSU TAM First downs 24 23 Rushes-yards 55-288 29-155 Passing 158 218 Comp-Att-Int 10-19-1 23-36-3 Return Yards 34 (-4) Punts-Avg. 1-58.0 2-28.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1 Penalties-Yards 3-25 4-40 22:34 Time of Possession 37:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—LSU, Ridley 24-105, Ware 10-102, Jefferson 12-67, Ford 4-9, Shepard 1-4, Murphy 2-3, Team 2-(minus 2). Texas A&M, Gray 20-100, Tannehill 7-43, Stephens 2-12. PASSING—LSU, Jefferson 10-19-1-158. Texas A&M, Tannehill 22-35-3-204, Gray 11-0-14. RECEIVING—LSU, Toliver 5-112, Randle 2-19, Ware 2-17, T.Edwards 1-10. Texas A&M, Fuller 7-83, R.Swope 5-45, Nwachukwu 4-38, Branda.Jackson 2-20, McNeal 213, Lamothe 1-10, Gray 1-9, Prioleau 1-0.

FCS E. Wash. 20, Delaware 19 Delaware 6 6 7 0 — 19 E. Washington 0 0 6 14 — 20 First Quarter Del—Pierce 2 run (kick blocked), 5:14. Second Quarter Del—FG Perry 21, 12:29. Del—FG Perry 33, 6:46. Third Quarter Del—Hayes 1 run (Perry kick), 7:12. EWas—Kaufman 22 pass from B.Mitchell (pass failed), 1:48. Fourth Quarter EWas—Edwards 9 pass from B.Mitchell (Jarrett kick), 8:16. EWas—Kaufman 11 pass from B.Mitchell (Jarrett kick), 2:47. A—13,027. Del EWas 26 20 First downs Rushes-yards 46-197 21-25 Passing 220 302 22-34-1 29-43-1 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards 6 4 Punts-Avg. 4-38.0 5-45.4 0-0 1-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 1-5 3-25 Time of Possession 33:41 26:19 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Delaware, Pierce 28-142, Hayes 10-38, Devlin 8-17. E. Washington, M.Brown 13-23, Herd 1-9, Team 2-(minus 3), B.Mitchell 5-(minus 4). PASSING—Delaware, Devlin 22-34-1220. E. Washington, B.Mitchell 29-43-1-302. RECEIVING—Delaware, White 5-73, Crosby 5-56, Pierce 4-18, Schenauer 2-18, Thaxton 2-12, Reed 2-6, Naugle 1-28, R.Jones 19. E. Washington, Kaufman 9-120, Edwards 6-74, M.Brown 5-57, Herd 3-32, Hart 3-12, Beaumonte 2-2, Gehring 1-5. AP-WF-01-07-11 0510GMT

NHL

Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 42 26 12 4 56 136 97 Philadelphia 40 25 10 5 55 135 106 N.Y. Rangers 42 24 15 3 51 124 106 N.Y. Islanders 38 12 20 6 30 90 122 New Jersey 40 10 28 2 22 71 128 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 39 21 12 6 48 111 88 Montreal 41 22 16 3 47 102 97 40 17 18 5 39 111 118 Buffalo Ottawa 41 16 19 6 38 92 124 Toronto 40 16 20 4 36 105 121 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 41 24 12 5 53 123 130 Washington 41 23 12 6 52 120 107 44 22 16 6 50 137 136 Atlanta Carolina 40 19 15 6 44 117 120 Florida 39 18 19 2 38 107 103 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 41 26 10 5 57 143 117 Detroit Nashville 40 21 13 6 48 104 96 Chicago 43 22 18 3 47 133 124 39 20 13 6 46 106 110 St. Louis Columbus 40 20 17 3 43 103 118 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 39 26 8 5 57 134 96 Colorado 41 21 15 5 47 136 130 40 20 15 5 45 103 114 Minnesota Calgary 42 18 20 4 40 112 123 Edmonton 39 13 19 7 33 100 132 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 42 24 13 5 53 120 116 Dallas San Jose 41 21 15 5 47 118 115 Phoenix 40 19 13 8 46 112 115 43 21 18 4 46 110 123 Anaheim Los Angeles 40 22 17 1 45 118 101 Friday’s Games Chicago 3, Ottawa 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 3, Dallas 2, SO Detroit 5, Calgary 4, SO Toronto 9, Atlanta 3 Carolina 5, Florida 3 Edmonton at Vancouver, late Columbus at Anaheim, late Saturday’s Games New Jersey at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Colorado, 3 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Florida at Washington, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 8 p.m. Detroit at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L Pct GB W Boston 28 7 .800 — New York 20 14 .588 71⁄2 15 21 .417 131⁄2 Philadelphia Toronto 12 24 .333 161⁄2 New Jersey 10 26 .278 181⁄2 Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 29 9 .763 — Orlando 24 12 .667 4 24 14 .632 5 Atlanta CHARLOTTE 12 21 .364 141⁄2 Washington 9 25 .265 18 Central Division L Pct GB W Chicago 23 12 .657 — Indiana 14 19 .424 8 13 21 .382 91⁄2 Milwaukee Detroit 11 24 .314 12 Cleveland 8 27 .229 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 30 6 .833 — Dallas 26 9 .743 31⁄2 New Orleans 21 15 .583 9 Memphis 17 19 .472 13 Houston 16 20 .444 14 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 24 13 .649 — Utah 24 13 .649 — Denver 20 15 .571 3 Portland 20 17 .541 4 Minnesota 9 28 .243 15 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 25 11 .694 — Phoenix 14 19 .424 91⁄2 Golden State 14 21 .400 101⁄2 L.A. Clippers 11 24 .314 131⁄2 Sacramento 8 25 .242 151⁄2 Friday’s Games San Antonio 90, Indiana 87 Philadelphia 105, Chicago 99 Washington 97, New Jersey 77 Boston 122, Toronto 102 Memphis 110, Utah 99 Portland 108, Minnesota 98 Orlando 110, Houston 95 Miami 101, Milwaukee 95, OT Cleveland at Golden State, late New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, late New York at Phoenix, late Saturday’s Games Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Washington at CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Orlando at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Transactions BASEBALL WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with 1B Adam LaRoche on twoyear contract. FOOTBALL SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Named Jim Harbaugh coach.

Wonders 5-0 in SPC From staff reports

A.L. Brown’s boys basketball team didn’t shoot well on Friday, but it managed to beat Hickory Ridge 5754 in overtime. It was the eighth straight win for the Wonders (9-2), who are tied for first with Concord in the SPC with a 5-0 record. Senior guard Teven Jones led Brown with 21 points. He’s led the Wonders in scoring in 10 of 11 contests. Parish Smith had 14 points and 11 boards against a big Hickory Ridge team. “As poorly as we shot the ball, we made up for it with one of our best defensive efforts,” Brown coach Shelwyn Klutz said. Coming off a serious football injury, guard Damien Washington made his season debut earlier this week against Mount Pleasant. Brown has exams early next week and plays Concord next Friday. A.L. BROWN (57) — Jones 21, Smith 14, Reynolds 8, Copeland 6, Carr 3, Waddell 2, Johnson 2, Lott 1.

 Davie falls to Spartans Friday’s CPC game got off to a bad start for Davie County’s boys when big man Shannon Dillard slipped and injured a knee in warmups. Davie lost 75-64 to Mount Tabor in a packed Davie gym. Dillard managed 10 points but was far from 100 percent. Freshman Cody Martin led the War Eagles with 18 points. Nate Jones scored 15, and Cody Martin added 10. Mount Tabor scored 44 points in the first half to take an 11-point lead. “In the third quarter, we went to a 1-3-1 zone and got a lot of stops,” Davie coach Mike Absher said. “But we just didn’t shoot the ball well.” Davie (12-2, 1-1) was within five points with four minutes to go but couldn’t get over the hump. “We competed,” Absher said. “Even with Dillard hurt, we were right there.” Trey Irvin led Mount Tabor (14-1, 2-0 CPC) with 19 points. Davie is scheduled to play at home against North Iredell on Tuesday and returns to CPC action next Friday at R.J. Reynolds. MOUNT TABOR (75) — Irvin 19, Robinson 15, Kearney 13, McGriff 10, Jones 7, Morton 6, Bitting 4, White 1. DAVIE (64) — Ca. Martin 18, Jones 15, Dillard 10, Co. Martin 10, R. Martin 7, Redmon 4, Absher, Simmons. Mt. Tabor 24 Davie 19

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ball team beat Calvary Christian of King 47-37 on Thursday night. Alex Straight led all scorers with 15 points, while Andrew Straight scored 13. John Robinson added six for the Chargers.

 Middle school hoops West Rowan’s boys stunned previously unbeaten Erwin with a 56-27 romp on Thursday. Coach Sam Moore’s hungry Bulldogs (10-2) led 19-0 after a quarter against the Eagles. Alexis Archie had 17 points, five rebounds and three steals. Celexus Long scored 16 points for West, including 10 in the first quarter. Dominique Upchurch had nine points and four rebounds. M.J. Rayner scored seven points and got nine rebounds. Jeremy Simpson came up with six steals. Seth Wyrick and Samuel Wyrick scored nine points each to lead Erwin. Jack Weisensel had eight rebounds. Erwin (11-1) remains in first place with two games left. Besides splitting with Erwin, West dropped a game to Mooresville.  Erwin’s girls cruised to a 48-19 win against West Rowan. Kelli Fisher and Kaleigh Troutman turned in double-doubles. Fisher had 12 points, 19 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Eagles (10-2), while Troutman had 12 points and 13 boards. Chrishona Roberson and Amani Ajayi scored nine and seven points, respectively. Ajayi had five steals. Shelby Benge and Erin Hatley added eight and six rebounds, respectively. Sierra Charles and Hunter Gibbons led the scoring for West (1-11).

 YMCA senior high hoops First Baptist beat Sacred Heart White 38-25 on Thursday. Joel Brittain led First Baptist with 11 points. Tim Burges scored nine to pace Sacred Heart.  First Presbyterian outscored Young Life 45-37 behind Sam Humble’s 14 points. Jay Watkins had 13 points for Young Life while Tyler Downs had 11.  Sacred Heart Blue built a 36-9 halftime lead and rolled to a 69-28 win against Love Christian Center. Philip Tonseth led the Blues with 21 points. Roy Dixon, Riley Gallagher, Spencer Carmichael and C.J. Sippel scored 10 each. Miles Blake scored eight for Love Christian Center.

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Catawba basketball teams are at Anderson for SAC games this afterNorth Rowan has rescheduled Fri- noon. Livingstone is home against day’s basketball games with Chatham Lincoln tonight Central on Jan. 19.

 North Hills romps The North Hills boys basketball crushed Wilmington’s Academy of Excellence 88-31 on Friday. “We came out with intense focus and executed, from the tip what we have been working on in practice,” North Hills coach Jason Causby said. “What I was pleased with the most was that we never varied from that even when we seemed to really overwhelm AOE. I know the score was lopsided, but what coaches like to see is their guys continuing to execute no matter the stage or situation, and we did that.” Moussa Doucara had 18 points and 10 boards for the Eagles (14-7). Oshon West had 14 points and five assists while Rashawn Joshua scored 10 points. Justin Wright added four steals. “Moussa was extremely active on the glass and ran the floor,” Causby said. “D.J. Griffin continued his steady play as of late by making all of the simple plays — which, in my opinion, are always the biggest.” North Hills plays a girls-boys doubleheader against Mooresville Christian on Monday, starting at 6 p.m. AOE (31) —Irby 16, Hopkins 6, J. Deveore 4, Owens 3, Morrison 1, Perry 1. NORTH HILLS (88) — Doucara 18, West 14, Joshua 10, Tracey 8, Nunn 8, Kriminger 6, Wright 6, Griffin 6, Ward 5, Gobble 4, Hillie 3, Beck, Miller. AOE 5 1 8 17 — 31 North Hills 31 20 24 13 — 88

 Local golf

Thirty GARS members played in a captain’s choice tournament at Corbin Hills earlier this week. The team of Ross Howard, Lou Manning and Ernest Wagner shot minus-10 and took first place in a scorecard playoff with Don Bishop, David lee, Walter Moore and Mickey Ousley. Finishing third at minus-8 was the team of Buddy Barger, Lloyd Clodfelter, Clive Mahaffey and Larry Perrell.

 Lady Phenoms Lady Phenoms travel basketball teams will hold tryouts for girls in grades 4-6 from 2-4 p.m. today at Competitive Sports, Corporate Circle off Julian Road. Contact André Archie at 704-232-0801.

 Basketball training Youth Development will be conducting basketball skills training on Sunday, Jan. 9, at Competitive Sports off Julian Road. Boys and girls ages 7-12 train from 3-4:30 p.m., while boys and girls ages 13-18 rain from 4:30-6 p.m. Contact André Archie at 704-232-0801.

 Extreme Performance

Extreme Performance is holding a winter baseball skills camp today and Sunday at its new location at 1504 Kentucky St., Salisbury. Players can register the day of th camp. Local pros will instruct. Call Extreme Performance director of  Chargers roll baseball operations Chris Ahearn at Rockwell Christian’s boys basket- 704-633-3200 for information.

Eastern Washington rallies FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Bo Levi Mitchell led three straight late touchdown drives, the fiE. Wash. 20 nale coming with Delaware 19 2:47 left, leading Eastern Washington a 20-19 victory over Delaware and its first FCS championship. The Eagles (13-2) trailed 19-0 and had gained only 92 yards midway through the third quarter Saturday night. Facing the defense that gave up the fewest points per game in the FCS, their title hopes looked shot. But Mitchell took them on drives

of 80, 89 and 69 yards. He converted a fourth-and-8 on the second of those series and needed two video replays to uphold a fourth-and-1 conversion a few plays before the winning touchdown. When the Eastern Washington defense followed with one last stand, the guys best known for playing their home games on a flaming-red turf had a new claim to fame — national champions, Delaware (12-3) had one last try, but turned the ball over on downs with 47 seconds left.

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Hard to argue Big East’s dominance Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. — The Big East can lay claim right now to being the best basketball conference in America. As the conference season tips off around the country, it’s hard to argue against the Big East. The league has seven teams in the Top 25 poll and ended 2010 with five in the top 10. The Big East has earned eight NCAA tournament bids three times in five seasons and put five different teams in the Final Four in six years. “This league is just so tough,” said Villanova coach Jay Wright, whose Wildcats are No. 7. “What is going to the Final Four? It’s not always the most talented teams. It’s who can get through four games against different styles. That’s one thing about this league, it does prepare you for that.” The Big Ten and Big 12 appear stocked with talent and poised to challenge the Big East, while the rest of the power conferences look several steps behind. The Atlantic Coast Conference has No. 1 Duke and seemingly little else. The Southeastern Conference has just two teams in the poll. The Pac-10, meanwhile, didn’t have a ranked team for the final three weeks of 2010. That means this weekend’s games — which include Maryland at Duke, Cincinnati at Villanova, Kentucky at Georgia and UCLA at USC — marks the start of a rugged stretch that will either change perceptions or reinforce them. “Where a team is ranked or thought of by the start of conference play is a pretty good indicator of where they’re going to wind up at the end,” said Jay Bilas, an ESPN college basketball analyst and former Duke player. “If you’ve won against your pre-conference schedule — and you’ve played a good one — chances are that you’re going to play pretty well in your conference schedule. “Teams that are struggling and have not beaten anybody, there’s not some light switch they’re going to turn on and all of a sudden get real good. It can happen, but it’s not the norm.” The Big Ten has four ranked teams led by No. 2 Ohio State, and beat the ACC in its head-to-head series for the second straight year after losing the first 10 meetings. The Big 12 has five ranked teams led by No. 3 Kansas, and won its series with the Pac-10

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syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is leading one of seven rankedteams from the Big east. for the second straight year. Texas helped the Big 12 with marquee victories against Illinois, North Carolina and Michigan State. Still, senior reserve Matt Hill said it’s too early to know which teams really are the best. “It’s hard to right now, but teams will get tested coming up here,” Hill said after the Longhorns edged the Tar Heels last month. “And once we get into the Big 12, teams will separate themselves away from the pack. But these big games help, I think, getting on these stages and testing yourself.” The Big East, Big Ten and Big 12 have to like what they’ve learned in nonconference play. The Big East (15339) and the Big Ten (105-27) each won nearly 80 percent of those games entering the new year, according to research from STATS Inc., while the Big 12 (122-33) won almost 79 percent. Compare that to the ACC, which came in a distant fourth at around 71 percent (106-43). Then came the SEC (108-46, 70 percent) and finally the Pac10 (78-40, 66 percent). What the Big East hasn’t had recently is a national champion. Connecticut was the last to win the title in 2004, and that’s an area where the ACC has staked its claim as being the pre-eminent basketball conference. The ACC has the best nonconference record over the past decade (77 percent), the most Final Fours (nine) and the most NCAA championships (five) — including the past two by rivals Duke and North Carolina. But a closer look reveals

the ACC’s vulnerability. No league team other than Duke and North Carolina has survived the opening weekend of the past four NCAA tournaments, and the Tar Heels’ slide isn’t helping the league’s reputation, either. North Carolina won two NCAA titles in five seasons before losing 17 games last season, then went from eighth in preseason to unranked by the start of December. They were one of eight ACC teams with at least four losses before January, raising the question of whether there’s a real challenger to the reigning champion Blue Devils. Duke senior Nolan Smith — who heard offseason trash talk from Connecticut’s Kemba Walker about the Big East’s dominance — still believes the ACC is tough enough to prepare its teams for the tournament. “I think we’re going to get our share of teams in the NCAA tournament,” Smith said. “You’re going to see ACC teams start to get better. It’s early in the year and I think we’re going to have some late bloomers in this conference.” Meanwhile, the SEC has just Kentucky and Vanderbilt in the Top 25. That’s one fewer than the Mountain West and the same as Conference USA, a pair of leagues with far less basketball prestige. As for the Pac-10, it hasn’t won a championship in nearly 14 years and is coming off an ugly season in which it had just two NCAA bids.

‘Canes zoom past Florida Staal breaks tie, Skinner scores twice Associated Press The NHL roundup... SUNRISE, Fla. — Thanks to captain Eric Staal and top rookie Jeff Skinner, the Carolina Hurricanes again found a way to bounce back against the Florida Panthers. Staal broke a tie 9:34 into the third period, and Skinner had two goals and an assist as the Hurricanes rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Panthers 5-3 on Friday night. “We’d like to get off to a better start,” Skinner said. “I think we play better when we’re a bit angry. After those first two goals we got a little bit angry, and that sparked us to play a better game.” It was the third time in five games against Florida that Carolina rallied from a two- or three-goal deficit. The Hurricanes wiped out a 3-0, first-period hole to win 4-3 on Dec. 15 and came back from being down 3-1 down in the third period on Monday, before losing 4-3 in overtime. “Up 2-0, we should have taken control,” Florida defenseman Bryan Allen said. “Carolina does it time and time again against us.” Staal scored his 20th goal of the season after a turnover in the neutral zone.

He skated in the Florida end and beat Tomas Vokoun to the glove side with a wrist shot. Staal has scored at least 20 goals in six consecutive seasons, joining Kevin Dineen and Ron Francis as the only players in team history to do it. Rangers 3, Stars 2, SO DALLAS — Mats Zuccarello scored in the second round of the shootout and Henrik Lundqvist was perfect in the tiebreaker to lift the New York Rangers over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Friday night. Zuccarello, playing in his seventh NHL game, beat Kari Lehtonen with a nifty hesitation move to help the Rangers improve to 7-2-2 in their last 11. Zuccarello starred again after scoring his first career goal in overtime to beat Carolina on Wednesday. Lundqvist denied Dallas’ Jamie Benn, Brad Richards and Mike Ribeiro in the shootout as the Rangers earned the extra point. Lundqvist made 28 saves for the Rangers, who got a short-handed goal from Ruslan Fedotenko and a powerplay goal from Artem Anisimov. Lundqvist earned an assist on Anisimov’s goal, the goalie’s second in two games and third this season. Ribeiro scored a powerplay goal and Lehtonen

stopped 29 shots for the Stars, who have won their last six on the road but are 0-3-2 in their last five at home. Blackhawks 3, Senators 2, SO CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored on Chicago’s first two attempts in the shootout, and the Blackhawks recovered after losing a late lead to beat Ottawa. Toews and Kane scored against Brian Elliott in the tiebreaker. Chicago rookie Corey Crawford stopped Alex Kovalev and Daniel Alfredsson to win it. Milan Michalek backhanded in a rebound with 1:25 left in regulation, while Elliott was off for a sixth skater, to tie the game at 2 and force overtime. Kane also scored in regulation and Patrick Sharp added his team-leading 24th goal for Chicago, which was 1-4 in its previous five games. Alfredsson had a powerplay goal in regulation for Ottawa, 0-2-2 in its last four. Maple Leafs 9, Thrashers 3 ATLANTA — Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin and Clarke MacArthur each scored two goals in Toronto’s rout of Atlanta. Kris Versteeg, Colby Armstrong and Phil Kessel each added a goal for the Maple Leafs.

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DUKE FroM 1B “He’s not ready to play, but do they continue to do the nonsurgical (treatment)?” Krzyzewski said. “I think that’s where it’s going to go, because they’ve seen some improvement there, but I can’t tell you that right now, because I haven’t talked to them.” Toes are tricky. Toes are touchy. Toes are surprisingly delicate, despite being strengthened by eons of evolution to carry the weight of an upright human. There’s no telling what to do with a toe. Ty Lawson’s big toe was previously the ACC’s most famous after he jammed it on a basket support on the eve of the 2009 tournament. When it swelled grotesquely after his father advised him to soak it in an Epsom salt bath, there was no guarantee Lawson would recover in time to help North Carolina win a national title. He did, after missing three games. Irving’s injury is far more serious. Duke has taken the cautious route with Irving’s injury at every opportunity, and for good reason. Duke hasn’t lost yet without him, and while the Blue Devils are a faster, more explosive team with Irving in the lineup, they’re still a pretty good one without him, with plenty of room to get better. “We’ve done a great job adjusting, not just slowing down a little bit but being more precise offensively, running our sets — and at times still running, getting transition points,” Smith said. “We’ve just been very precise.” If Irving doesn’t play again this season, the Blue

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the Hurricanes’ eric staal, center, celebrates his game-winning goal with Brett carson (27) and ian White during the 5-3 win at Florida Friday.

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Blue devil freshman Kyrie irving is out indefinitely. Devils will survive. Duke could also be that much better next year, when Smith and Kyle Singler are gone and Irving, without the same impetus to leave for the NBA, would be the focal point of the offense. With Irving, Duke beat

some of the best teams in the country, including Kansas State and Michigan State. Without him, the Blue Devils have beaten everyone else. As much as Duke would love to have him back, there just isn’t any reason to rush.

BOSTON — Rookie Luke Harangody had career highs with 17 points and 11 rebounds for his first NBA double-double, and the Boston Celtics earned the 3,000th victory in franchise history, beating the Toronto Raptors 122-102 on Friday night. Harangody, a rookie from Notre Dame, had never played more than 16 minutes in a game. He got in early for the short-handed Celtics and had doubled his career high for points (four) by the end of the first quarter. His previous highs for rebounds was also four. Paul Pierce scored 20 and Ray Allen added 17 for Boston, which tied a season high for points in a half with 67 in the first and never let the Raptors get closer than 12 in the second half. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 20 points. Trail Blazers 108, Timberwolves 98 MINNEAPOLIS — Wesley Matthews scored 29 of his career-high 36 points in the first half and the Trail Blazers rolled to a victory over the Timberwolves. LaMarcus Aldridge added 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Blazers, who beat Minnesota for the 14th straight time. Kevin Love had 30 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost four of their past five games. Michael Beasley chipped in 17 points, but hobbled through the second half after taking a nasty fall on his right hip. Matthews hit his first seven shots from the field and was 7 for 8 from 3-point range to lead the Blazers to a 63-43 lead at halftime. His seven 3s were a franchise record for a half. Magic 110, Rockets 95 ORLANDO, Fla. — Jason Richardson and Brandon Bass scored 18 points apiece, and the Magic rolled to their season-high eighth straight win, beating the Rockets. Orlando clung to a three-point advantage at the half, but blew open the game by starting the third quarter on a 19-5 run to build a 74-55 cushion. Bass had seven points during the spurt to help the Magic take a 92-71 lead into the final period. Bass and Richardson helped negate a 27point night by Kevin Martin, who was coming off a 45-point performance in a loss to Portland on Wednesday. Spurs 90, Pacers 87 INDIANAPOLIS — Manu Ginobili scored 25 points to help the Spurs beat the Pacers and snap a two-game skid.

Tim Duncan had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Indianapolis native George Hill scored 16 points for the Spurs, who overcame a 15-point deficit to become the first team in the league to win 30 games. Tyler Hansbrough had career highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds in his first start of the season, and Danny Granger added 15 points for the Pacers, who have lost five of six. Indiana led 75-60 late in the third quarter, but the Pacers shot 1 for 15 in the fourth. The Pacers had a chance to take the lead in the final seconds, but Roy Hibbert’s hook shot against Duncan fell short. 76ers 105, Bulls 99 PHILADELPHIA — Jodie Meeks scored 24 points, Lou Williams had 20, and the 76ers avenged a 45-point loss to Chicago. Jrue Holiday added 19 for the 76ers, who lost 121-76 on Dec. 21 in Chicago. The Sixers believe they’re a playoff team and have the young nucleus to get there. Meeks and Holiday gave them plenty of reason for hope in a thrilling third quarter where the two guards combined to shoot 7 for 7 for 18 points. The Sixers hit their first nine shots in the third and 11 overall to turn a four-point hole into a 12-point lead. Wizards 97, Nets 77 WASHINGTON — Rashard Lewis had 16 points and a season-high 13 rebounds Friday night, and the Wizards raced out to an early 18-point lead before cruising to a victory over the Nets. The Wizards built a 21-3 lead in the first eight minutes and faced little resistance from the cold-shooting Nets the rest of the way in snapping a three-game skid. Lewis hit all three of his 3-pointers in the first quarter to spark the Wizards. Devin Harris and Sasha Vujacic combined to shoot 2 for 21 as the Nets hit on just 35 percent from the floor in dropping their fifth straight road game. Brook Lopez and Jordan Farmer each had 14 to lead New Jersey. Grizzlies 110, Jazz 99 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rudy Gay scored 28 points, Zach Randolph added 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Grizzlies won their third straight game, topping the Jazz. O.J. Mayo had 13 points for Memphis and Marc Gasol contributed 12 points. Paul Millsap, who missed Utah’s 110-87 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday because of a sore hip, led the Jazz with 20 points.

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North Rowan head coach Andrew Mitchell is the architect of the Cavaliers’ first-place showing so far in the Yadkin Valley Conference.

Avery looks to break West’s scoring record and I’ve lowered my expectations a little bit because of how young they are,” Epps said. “We make mistakes, but there are also times when we’re good.” West soph Shay Steele is second to Avery in county scoring with 13.0 points per game, and the Falcons (10-4) have lost only to Salisbury and Carson. West actually outscored Salisbury in the second half of a 72-44 loss this week. “We could’ve gotten thrashed pretty bad as far behind as we were at halftime,” Avery said. “But we competed in the second half. I think that game helped us.”

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The prep basketball notebook .... All games involving Rowan County teams were called off on Friday due to travel/weather concerns. Upcoming exams will affect the schedule next week. 

CLOSING IN: For West Rowan senior Ayana Avery, it was a quiet week — 12 points in a loss to Salisbury and 17 in a victory against East Rowan. Avery has scored 1,728 points in her career, nearly 1,000 more than any other girl currently playing in the county. Avery has a dozen or so games left in her career, depending on how well West fares in the NPC tournament and the 3A playoffs. Avery is still third on the school’s all-time scoring list but should breeze past runner-up Wendy Hampton (1,764) and catch leader Hillary Hampton (1,814) in the weeks to come. “The record’s been in the back of my head some, but whether I score seven or score 30 on a particular night, I know it’s going to come,” Avery said. “The main thing is to win because if you win, then you get to keep playing.” Avery, a Radford signee who has topped 40 points three times in her career, will have to get hot to reach 2,000 career points, a plateau that only Salisbury’s Shayla Fields (2,783) and North’s Sophilia Hipps (2,264) and Stephanie Cross (2,019) have achieved in the county’s modern era.

STREAK: Salisbury’s girls, who recently won their eighth straight Sam Moir Christmas Classic, have now won 38 straight games against county opposition. The streak dates back to Jan. 17, 2006, when North Rowan beat the Hornets 5345 in the Salisbury gym in a CCC contest. Salisbury has beaten North 16 straight times since that loss. Seven of the Hornets’ nine wins this season have come against county foes. Salisbury’s win against West this week was the Hornets’ eighth straight against the Falcons.  Jon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST

West Rowan’s Maurice Warren, left, and Carson’s Cody Clanton watch the basketball roll away. Besides Hillary Hampton, Fields and Hipps, the other school record-holders for career points are East’s Maggie Rich (1,917), South’s Jill Cress (1,529) and Carson’s Chloe Monroe (430).

Avery is averaging a county-best 18.0 points a game this season and is headed to her third scoring title. 

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Tabitha Ball’s scoring line has been 6-6-5-6-6 in her last five outings. The Falcons have been able to count on her for a half-dozen points and rebounds every night. 

YOUNG: Ball is one of five sophomores and freshmen in West’s top seven, and coach Erich Epps has tried to maintain a calm approach. “I try not to let myself get as frustrated as I used to

HOLMES, SWEET HOLMES: Senior Ashia Holmes is now 17th on Salisbury’s all-time scoring list with 661 points. Twin sister Ayanna is 21st with 620. 

BALANCE: Salisbury has six girls averaging between

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Carson’s leading scorer Nick Houston (33) brings the ball upcourt against North Rowan’s T.J. Bates.

Salisbury’s Eboni Feamster towers over the North Rowan Cavaliers.

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Salisbury’s Forrest Wilkins, left, John Knox (3) and Romar Morris battle South Rowan’s Eric Tyler for a loose ball.

NOTEBOOK FROM 4B 7.9 and 12.2 points a game. Olivia Rankin is the current scoring leader for the Hornets. 

ON THE WAY: Salisbury graduates a ton this year — four Division I signees including the Holmes sisters, Rankin and Jessica Heilig — but the Hornets should still be in good shape next season. The SHS jayvees are undefeated. 

LADIES WITH WHISTLES: Two recent county matchups — Carson vs. South and West vs. East — included a female on the three-person officiating crew. 

MOVING UP: North junior Teaunna Cuthbertson has 554 career points and needs 32 to become a member of her school’s all-time top 25 scorers. 

FEUD: The East-West girls rivalry over the years has always been one of the county’s better matchups. West’s win over the MusJon c. lakey/SALISBURY POST tangs on Thursday trimmed South Rowan’s Nicole Barringer has been a senior leader for East’s all-time lead to 64-51. Jarrod Smith’s Raiders. While West pulled away to romp 70-40, Epps knows it could be a lot tougher in Granite Quarry. “East didn’t have Karleigh (Wike) tonight, and we know when we go over there it’s going to be a dogfight,” Epps said. 

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Mallory Drew brings the ball upcourt for East Rowan.

LOTS OF WINS: West coach Mike Gurley picked up his 300th victory on Thursday when the Falcons beat East. Gurley is in his 14th season at the helm of the Falcons. That adds up to 21.4 wins per season, and he figures to add quite a few more before this season is in the books. “You have years like we did in 2001-02 and 2002-03 (61 straight wins, two state titles) and play that many games, and those numbers jump up there a little bit,” Gurley said. Gurley credited a long line of assistants, including current crew members Willie Ellis, Ken Clarke, Kevin Parks and Jerry Sherrill, Keith Sherrill and Phillip Williams, who starred on Gurley’s state-title teams. “The longer you stay in it and the older you get, the more important it is to be coaching with guys you really like,” Gurley said. “Those guys have been instrumental in our success.” Gurley is the county record-holder as well as the school record-holder. Other school record holders for boys basketball coaching wins are North’s Bob Hundley (274), Salisbury’s Bob Pharr (252), South’s Bob Parker (182),

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East Rowan’s Jared Hough has been playing well for the Mustangs. East’s Rick Roseman (113) and Carson’s Brian Perry (48). Sam Gealy is third on the all-time wins list in the county with 266 — 227 at Salisbury and 39 at North Rowan. The late Walt Baker had the longest tenure at a school since consolidation. He guided North Rowan to 231 wins in 20 seasons.

time win against South Rowan on Tuesday. His previous high was 25 against East Rowan his sophomore year. Houston has 811 career points and still has a good shot at 1,000 for his career. He’s the No. 2 scorer in school history behind Darius Moose (1,768). 

GET SOME REST: North SHERRILL OUT: With 983 Rowan appeared to be facing career points, West junior two of its most challenging guard Keshun Sherrill is on road trips back-to-back, but the verge of becoming the Friday’s odyssey to Chatham 13th Falcon to score 1,000 Central was postponed. points, but he’s going to have The Cavaliers won easily to wait a little while. at East Montgomery on Sherrill, who missed Tuesday and have estabThursday’s East game and lished themselves as the fawas hurting in the Christmas vorite in the YVC. While tournament, estimated he’d much has been made of be out at least two weeks North’s travel, the Cavs alwith a tendon tear in his hip. ways get to the end of the “Our horse — our 5-foottrail with some focus. They 9, 140-pound horse — isn’t have never lost a 1A road going to be in there for a game. while,” Gurley said. North has played 20 reguSherrill is the county lar-season contests in its two scoring leader with 21.1 years in the league and is 19points a game. 1. The lone loss was to Albe marle at home last season. CAREER GAME: Carson  BIG MAN: North senior senior Nick Houston scored Javon Hargrave isn’t tall for a career-high 30 in leading a post man — he’s about 6-2 the Cougars to a 68-66 over

— but his strength, touch and thick body make him a force in the paint most nights. Hargrave scored a career-best 24 points at East Montgomery on Tuesday and now has 707 for his career. He ranks 21st all-time at North. He passed Chris Sifford, Mark Sturgis, Edward Kesler and Mike Patterson on Tuesday. 

COMING ON: North appears to have all the pieces in place for a nice postseason run in 1A. The key for the Cavaliers may be the continued development of towering young post man Malik Ford, who gives them a bona fide shotblocker and a serious defensive presence. North’s talented collection of perimeter players — Sam Starks, Jordan Kimber, Pierre Givens, T.J. Bates and Michael Connor — is pretty incredible for a 1A school. 

KEEPING UP WITH JONES: A.L. Brown senior Teven Jones has scored 30 or more four times and leads area scorers (23.5 ppg).

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Baltimore receiver t.J. Houshmandzadeh will play in his second-career postseason game sunday.

Housh looks to impress Associated Press OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — This is the time of year when T.J. Houshmandzadeh usually plunks himself in front of the television to watch the NFL playoffs. Now it’s his turn to put on a show everyone else can enjoy. Houshmandzadeh will play in his second career playoff game Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens face the Kansas City Chiefs. His only other foray into the postseason came with Cincinnati — five years and two teams ago. Houshmandzadeh ranks 52nd in NFL history with 616 career catches and has scored 43 touchdowns in 137 regular-season games over 10 years. But it’s been a long time since he played this deep into January. “I’m sure it’s going to be fun,” he said. “You’re the only game on TV and everybody’s watching. I know when I’m at home I plan my day around the playoffs, making sure I’m up in time if it’s an early game. So we’ve just got to go play well. There’s no more second chances.” Houshmandzadeh got a coveted second opportunity to reach the playoffs after being cut in September by the Seattle Seahawks. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis assured him that Baltimore was the best place to be if wanted to win, and Houshmandzadeh signed as a free agent in a deal that proved beneficial to both parties. As part of a gifted receiving crew that includes Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason, Houshmandzadeh had only 30 catches this season. Three went for touchdowns, including a game-winner at Pittsburgh in October with 32

seconds remaining. Houshmandzadeh would have preferred to play a more active role in Baltimore’s passing game, but he can’t complain about being part of a team that finished 12-4 and in the playoffs. And if the Ravens need him against the Chiefs, the 33-year-old Houshmandzadeh will be ready. “I’m just dying to do anything. Vertical, horizontal, it doesn’t matter,” he said. “Just make some plays, have some fun. At this point, I’m being honest. It doesn’t matter. I just want to do my part, period.” Houshmandzadeh entered the league in 2001 after being drafted in the seventh round by Cincinnati. He played eight years with the Bengals and made the Pro Bowl in 2007 during a season in which he set career highs with 112 catches for 1,143 yards. Two years before that he participated in his lone playoff game, catching four passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in a 31-17 loss to Pittsburgh. Houshmandzadeh’s role with the Ravens has been limited, in part because quarterback Joe Flacco has so many options. Boldin, Mason, running back Ray Rice and tight end Todd Heap all had more catches than Houshmandzadeh, who’s still trying to find his place in the offense. “I don’t know where I fit. Sunday, we’ll answer that together,” he said. “I’ll know Sunday and everybody else will know. I don’t go into the games anymore expecting anything. I’m going to just bust my butt regardless of if I’m getting the ball or not, because if we don’t win I got a long time to rest anyway.”

BERRY FROM 8B over the place, but there’s a lot of balls that end up in his hands. Some of that is instinct, him breaking on the ball so well. And I think Eric, he’s a first-year player, but he’s got a very, very, very bright future.” ust being compared with Reed brings an embarrassed look to Berry. He’s followed the Ravens star almost since he can remember and hoped to be just like him some day. “That’s been somebody I looked up to growing up, even when he was at Miami. Him and Sean Taylor, those were my two favorite safeties of all time,” Berry said. Reed is one of four Pro Bowlers on the powerful defense of the Ravens (12-4), who are 3-point favorites even though the Chiefs were 7-1 at home this year. With he and

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linebackers Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs and tackle Haloti Ngata, Baltimore will present the toughest defense Kansas City has seen all season. “And those four guys are just their Pro Bowlers,” said Haley. “Sometimes I think people can overlook all the quality people that are also on that defense.” Even though slowed by injury much of the year, Reed still managed to play at the highest level. “Every time I watch him on the game tapes afterwards, you just say, ‘Wow. You’re fortunate to be around a guy like this,’” Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said. “Some of the plays he makes and where he is when big plays happen, that’s a special person. That’s something

that will probably come around once in a lifetime, guys like that.” His durability is another quality Berry admires. KC’s young safety would no doubt be pleased to know his admiration is not just a one-way street. “I see growth in him,” Reed said of Berry. “I see he’s growing throughout the year. He’s making plays, had a very impressive interception he returned a couple weeks ago. I was screaming at the TV for him. I’m definitely rooting for him, too. “I’ve never met him, personally,” Reed said. “So it’ll be interesting to meet him this week, being that it’s going to be in the playoffs, in his first playoff game. So, it’s going to be fun.”

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Saints healthy running backs from the regular season. The injury concerns stretch beyond the backs. Marques Colston, who had eight catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting against Seattle, is listed as probable, but underwent knee surgery less than two weeks ago. Safety Malcolm Jenkins is out, thinning a secondary that allowed 366 yards passing to Seattle earlier this year. Starting outside linebacker Danny Clark, tight end Jimmy Graham and defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove are also out. What first looked like a glorified scrimmage for the Saints to get ready for the next round of the playoffs has turned, leaving just the slightest bit of possibility to the thought: “Can Seattle actually pull the upset?” “It’s a home playoff game, it’s going to be loud, and it is going to be crazy,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said. “It’s one of the louder venues in the league. I think they showed how well they can play last week.” With Ivory and Thomas out, Bush is likely to get plenty of touches. And his opportunity just so happens to be with Pete Carroll on the other sideline in the fourth playoff game of his career as a head coach. But this position Carroll finds himself in is unfamiliar — in the postseason and a decided underdog. A large part of Carroll’s success at Southern California was rooted in coming through in the postseason. He was 7-2 in bowl games with the Trojans, his only losses coming in his first season (10-6 to Utah) and in the Trojans��� title game loss to Vince Young and Texas, 4138. But “underdog” wasn’t uttered this week around the Seahawks practice facility. “It’s kind of funny because Pete always says,

‘Hey, I don’t care who they bring in here — they could bring in the world champs!’ And the irony is they are really bringing in the world champs, so there you go,” Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. “But he has been saying that from day one, and he’s been saying it for practice even.” A Seattle upset would be quite the big deal and at least silence some of the criticism lobbed toward the Pacific Northwest after Seattle won the NFC West with a 7-9 record. Even their own fans are skeptical of what the Seahawks accomplished — as of Friday morning there were still tickets available. Asked if the Seahawks needed to apologize for backing into the postseason while 10-win teams like the New York Giants and Tampa Bay have cleaned out their locker, Hasselbeck looked incredulous. “Apologize to who?” Hasselbeck said. “I’m not going to apologize for that.” If Seattle’s going to have a chance to at least threaten the Saints, they’ll need another huge game from Hasselbeck, in what could be his final home game with the Seahawks. Hasselbeck’s 366 yards against the Saints was the fourth-best performance of his career, but Seattle settled for four field goals when touchdowns are required to keep up with the Saints offense. It’d also help if Seattle’s defense could get a stop. Last time, the Saints scored touchdowns on five straight possessions in the second and third quarters and punted only once. Seattle did hold St. Louis to a season low 184 yards last week in its playoff clinching win, but what the Saints bring offensively is an entirely different beast. “We’re here, we’ve got our foot in the door, now it’s time to do something with it,” Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch said.

FISHER FROM 8B goal,” Fisher said. He is under contract for 2011 for $6.5 million, but changes to his coaching staff are expected as part of his return for another season. His Titans slumped from a 5-2 start to a 6-10 finish, losing eight of their final nine. Fisher promoted Chuck Cecil to defensive coordinator two seasons ago, and the defense improved only two slots this season in two key categories: total yards allowed (26th) and against the pass (29th). “I have been the one who has made the staff changes since I really I took over,” Fisher said Monday when asked if he was willing to shake up his staff. “So if there is changes, those changes will be made by me. I have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done if in fact we do need to make changes.” Adams has stuck with Fisher about three times longer than any other coach he has had since founding the franchise in 1959 and moving to Tennessee in 1997. Fisher has coached 273 games for the team, which is more games than any coach has with one franchise except for six Hall of Famers: George Halas, Tom Landry, Don Shula, Chuck Noll, Curly Lambeau and Bud Grant. But the Titans slumped from 13-3 in 2008 to 8-8 in 2009 following an 0-6 start to this season’s stumble. The Titans have missed the playoffs the last two seasons, and Fisher’s last playoff victory came in January 2004. Tennessee lost a wild-card game in San Diego in 2007 and wasted the AFC’s top seed in 2008.

MANNING FROM 8B led the Colts to a 30-17 comefrom-behind victory. So given what Ryan has endured in the past, anything is worth a shot. “I remember in Baltimore, we had to get a stop to get the ball back and make it a game, and it was third down and it was just impossible to make the pass he makes to Dallas Clark. The coverage by Corey Ivy was ridiculous,” Ryan recalled of another playoff loss to Manning’s Colts. “He still made the throw and they went down and kicked a field goal, and the game was essentially over at that point.” Over the years, Ryan has seen that scenario play out time and again. From implausible throws to perfect game management to timely calls, Manning seems to have written the book on beating Ryan. Changing that will likely take a ball-control offense, a lockdown defense, no turnovers and a little good luck. New York (11-5) certainly has the pieces to do it. Shonn Greene and LaDain-

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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan will try and avenge last year’s playoff loss to the colts. ian Tomlinson helped the Jets rank fourth in the NFL in rushing, and the Jets are coming off last week’s season-high 276-yard showing at Buffalo. Defensively, the Jets are No. 3 overall and No. 6 against the pass and they’re hoping to get a payoff after bringing in cornerback Antonio Cromartie to team with All-Pro Darrelle Revis. Ryan acknowledged that the move for Cromartie was designed specifically to stop two teams — the

Colts (10-6) and the Patriots. It still might not be enough to beat Manning. What Revis remembers about last year’s championship game loss was the way Manning adjusted on the fly. “I have never seen a quarterback know somebody else’s defense that well,” Revis said. “He knows what coverage you are in, it’s sometimes like he’s toying with us. You know, ‘I’m going to play around with you.’ He knows how to move people around and then to throw it where he needs to.” That goes back to the homework. But there are troubling signs for the Jets, too. Since Week 5, the 31year-old Tomlinson has averaged just 3.3 yards per carry. Quarterback Mark Sanchez has been contending with a sore throwing shoulder and the Jets have only beaten two teams with winning records this season — Week 2 against New England and Week 15 at Pittsburgh.

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While Harbaugh said he had all but made up his mind to accept the 49ers’ offer following a meeting of more than six hours that went into Wednesday evening, he took a couple of days to hear out his other suitors and do his “homework” — and “do some soul searching” as new 49ers general manager Trent Baalke put it. “I knew in my heart and my gut the right decision was with the San Francisco 49ers,” he said. After quite a run at Stanford, Harbaugh will head some 10 miles along the 101 freeway from Stanford to turn around a once-proud franchise that is desperate to become a contender again right away. The 49ers were expected to win the NFC West this season, then began 0-5 for their worst start since losing seven straight to begin a 2-14 season in 1979, Walsh’s first year as coach. The 49ers finished 6-10 this year — in the chase for a playoff berth in the NFL’s worst division until the second-to-last week — and haven’t had a winning season since their last trip to the playoffs in 2002. “I met this man six or seven years ago at a college All-Star game and I fell in love with his energy,” Baalke said. “This is the start of a new generation. ... What we have to do is bring back the culture of winning. He’s a guy who can lead the 49ers franchise back to where it rightfully belongs.” Harbaugh likely will be grooming a new quarterback in the coming months. Alex Smith, the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick out of Utah, becomes a free agent. So, finding a QB is high on the team’s to-do list heading into what should be a busy offseason. Once the season begins, Harbaugh will face a familiar foe — big brother John Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens. Jim Harbaugh won’t be attending his brother’s playoff game in Kansas City this weekend after all. “Let me tell you guys out in San Francisco, you got a great one,” John Harbaugh said. “I’m very happy he’s not in the AFC. We’ll see him once every four years and Super Bowls — hopefully we could get a couple of those. ... I got a feeling you’ll see two pretty similarly built football teams.” Niners team president and CEO Jed York said when Singletary was fired that money would be no object in finding the team’s next coach. He promoted vice president of player personnel Baalke to GM earlier this week, then they worked together to make their push for Harbaugh, who also was in talks with the Miami Dolphins and Stanford. The 49ers didn’t put him on a deadline, telling Harbaugh, “There can’t be any doubt in your mind,” York said. Harbaugh asked for Thursday night to “sleep on it,” then signed his deal Friday. He also informed Luck and his players at Stanford. Harbaugh insists this move wasn’t all about money. He reportedly had an offer for more from Miami. “It wasn’t the factor. I like a buck just like the next guy, but I love coaching and I love winning and I love football,” he said. “The factor that dictated my being here was that Trent and Jed and the 49er organization wanted me to be here and I wanted to be here as much or more than they wanted me. Here I am.” The 47-year-old Harbaugh went 58-27 overall as a college coach and 29-21 in four seasons at Stanford. He took over a 1-11 team when he was hired in December 2006 and quickly turned the program back into a winner and bowl contender. The Cardinal went 4-8 in his first season, 5-7 the next, then improved to 8-5 and earned a Sun Bowl berth in 2009 — the school’s first bowl appearance since 2001. His next challenge will be getting San Francisco back to the playoffs. “It’s the process of building a team, being part of a team and leading a team, and working at it,” Harbaugh said. “It’s committing a lot of energy to it. There are definitely similarities.”

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Newton, James become friends before title game Associated Press The college football notebook ... SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — While in New York for all the hoopla surrounding the Heisman Trophy ceremonies, Oregon running back LaMichael James and Auburn quarterback Cam Newton became fast friends. They chat often, even as both players prepare on opposite sides for Monday’s BCS title game. “When we were in New York we spent a lot of time with each other and Andrew Luck. I think we were just really together all the time,” James said. “We had no choice but to become friends and we identify with each other. That NEWTON just added to the friendship.” Newton, of course, won the Heisman amid controversy over what the NCAA has said was a failed payfor-play deal led by his father, Cecil, during Newton’s recruitment by Mississippi State. Luck was runner-up, while James was third in the voting. “Me and LaMichael are very close,” Newton said. “We just keep each other’s spirits up. Text messaging each other, just seeing how each other is doing.” James said the two have never mentioned the game. And, he pointed out, they won’t JAMES even be on the field at the same time. “I mean, I don’t play defense, so, I mean, we can keep our friendship cool, you know?” he said. NO LUCK FOR OREGON Chip Kelly was less than thrilled to find out about Andrew Luck’s decision to return to Pac10 rival Stanford for another season. “Yeah, I threw up, to be honest with you,” Kelly said with his typical sarcasm. Luck, the Cardinal’s sophomore quarterback, very likely would have been the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft in April. Instead, he decided to stick around school another year and make Stanford a Pac-10 and national title contender next season. “I love Andrew,” Kelly said. “I got a chance to meet him at the Heisman Trophy. He is an awesome kid. Just awesome.” Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is going to face a similar decision as Luck, who was runner-up to Newton for the Heisman Trophy. Newton said he was “shocked” to hear Luck was going to return to school. “But I respect his decision,” he said.

Newton is a junior, but having only started for one season, there are still some questions about how good an NFL prospect he is. Though at 6-foot-6, 250 pounds, with a strong arm and all that mobility, he certainly looks like a guy who could play in the NFL. He has brushed off questions about his future this week. WAR EAGLE Tackle Lee Ziemba sounds like a history professor when a reporter asks him to explain the origin of Auburn’s “War Eagle” battle cry. Or at least the son of two Auburn graduates. “Late in the 19th century there was a Civil War veteran who found an eagle on the battlefield, with kind of a broken wing,” Ziemba said. “He brought it back home to Auburn, which was Alabama Polytechnic at the time. He kind of kept it as a pet, nursed it back to health. It still couldn’t fly. “But we were playing Georgia one time and the eagle took off (from) his arm and started flying around the field. Auburn scored and the eagle dropped dead on the field and everybody yelled, ‘War eagle.’ That’s the story behind that.” Or at least the most popular legend, dating back to the Civil War and the 1864 Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia. The “War Eagle” battle cry does cause some confusion for a team nicknamed the “Tigers.” They chant “Warrr Eagle” before kickoffs. But it’s a multi-use phrase. “It’s the same thing as an Arkansas fan saying ‘Woo pig sooey’ or a ‘Bama fan saying ‘Roll Tide,’” Ziemba said. “It’s what we say.” Or as quarterback Cam Newton says, “We get that a lot about, ‘Y’all are Tigers, why do y’all say War Eagle?’ That’s just our war chant” CAM’S DAD Auburn quarterback Cam Newton expects his father to be in the state, if not the stadium. He has said Cecil Newton is among relatives making the trip from Georgia for the game. “I’m not aware if he is coming to the game,” Newton said. “My mom hasn’t sent me the list. For me, not just to single out my father, but I want my mom there, I want my brothers there, I want my aunts there. That will play an interesting role of me being comfortable going into this game.” The NCAA has said Cecil Newton was involved in an attempt to get money during his son’s recruitment by Mississippi State. As a result, Auburn has given him “limited access” to the athletic program, but hasn’t publicly defined the restrictions.

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LSU FroM 1B the 1995 opener. Texas A&M had won the last five games in a series that likely will not be renewed in the regular season any time soon. Jefferson was 10 of 19 for 158 yards with scoring passes of 42, 2 and 41 yards to Toliver, who had only two TD catches in the regular season. LSU went ahead for good when Stevan Ridley had a a 17-yard TD run, jumping over a defender near the line and then sweeping right untouched into the end zone for a 21-17 lead with 4:43 left in the first half. Ryan Tannehill, who had been 5-0 since taking over as the Aggies starting quarterback, then threw two in-

terceptions in a span of three throws — after 127 consecutive attempts without a pick. The second interception was by Eric Reid, who returned it 34 yards to the 2 to set up Jefferson’s short TD pass to Toliver for a 28-17 halftime lead. Miles was considered a top candidate for the Michigan job three years ago, during LSU’s national championship season. In an unusual pregame news conference before the 2007 Southeastern Conference championship game, Miles expressed his intention to stay at LSU and later signed a contract extension through 2012. Michigan eventually hired Rich Rodriguez, who was 15-22 when he was

fired this week. There was no pregame talk from Miles before the Cotton Bowl on Friday, after Stanford coach and former Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh agreed to a fiveyear deal to go to the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. Before that, Harbaugh had appeared to be at the top of a short list with Miles and San Diego State coach Brady Hoke, also a former Wolverines assistant, as candidates to return to Ann Arbor and replace Rodriguez. Regardless of what Miles does, LSU will be back in Cowboys Stadium for its 2011 season opener — against Oregon, which plays Auburn for the BCS national championship on Monday night.

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Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama running back Mark Ingram, defensive lineman Marcell Dareus and wide receiver Julio Jones said Friday they are leaving early to the NFL draft. However, linebacker Dont’a Hightower said he will return for his final year. Coach Nick Saban said the three departing players were part of a group that’s been as successful as any in the nation over three years. Ingram, Dareus and Jones all are projected to be drafted in the first round. “Each one of these guys, these young men, have made a very good decision based on all the facts that are available to them relative to what their future should be,” Saban said. Ingram won the Heisman during Alabama’s 2009 national championship season, but was hampered part of this season as he recovered from knee surgery. Ingram said he was leaving Alabama without any regrets. “It’s been the best experience of my life,” Ingram said during a news conference. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Dareus was the star in Alabama’s championship win over Texas and had 34 tackles this year as a premier pass rusher. Dareus never expected to be in a position to leave school early for the NFL. “I had no idea I would have excelled the way I did,” he said. Jones led all Crimson Tide receivers with 1,133 yards and seven touchdowns this season, both more than twice as many as ‘Bama’s No. 2 receiver, Marquis Maze. Saban indicated more players could be on the way out, but he didn’t name names. TEXAS TECH PUT ON PROBATION LUBBOCK, Texas — The NCAA put Texas Tech on two years of probation Friday for

a series of recruiting violations, saying 16 coaches or assistants sent nearly 1,000 impermissible text messages to football, softball and golf prospects. The NCAA said the school discovered the violations and reported them. It did not add punishments beyond the school’s self-imposed probation, recruiting restrictions and scholarship reductions. The football violations occurred between August 2007 and February 2009 under former coach Mike Leach, the NCAA said. Members of the football staff sent 234 text messages to 45 recruits, with Leach sending nine of them, according to the report compiled by the Division I Committee on Infractions. PATTERSON EXTENDED FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU has extended coach Gary Patterson’s contract two years through the 2018 season. The extension Friday came a week after the thirdranked Horned Frogs completed a 13-0 season with a 21-19 victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Patterson is 98-28 in 10 seasons with the Horned Frogs. That includes six seasons with at least 11 wins. TCU has had consecutive undefeated regular seasons, playing Bowl Championship Series games each time. After losing to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl last season in their first BCS game. BILLBOARD MOCKS TCU COLUMBUS, Ohio — A series of central Ohio billboards praising TCU takes an apparent jab at Ohio State and its president, Gordon Gee. Gee has said Big Ten and Southeastern Conference teams deserve to play in BCS bowl games more than schools such as TCU because they play tougher opponents, not “the Little Sisters of the Poor.”

Poms also said he was pleased with the SCOTTSDALE, opportunity to bring a Ariz. — The Bowl Pac-10 to the Orange Championship Series Bowl, just like he was is facing a threat that’s thrilled to bring a Big greater than any lawTen team in Iowa there maker or political aclast year. tion committee pushThe Orange Bowl’s ing for a playoff. relationship with the Apathy seems to Atlantic Coast Conferhave set in among ence clearly hasn’t many college football been what either side fans toward the would have hoped. With sport’s marquee Miami and Florida games, and bowl offiState struggling to win cials indicate they are the league in recent ready to try and fix it. years, the ACC’s repreThe problem really sentative in the Orange isn’t the BCS national Bowl has been Virginia title game. Tickets to Tech three times in the Monday’s showdown last four years. AssociAted Press between No. 1 Auburn Hokies fans flocked and second-ranked stanford linebacker chase thomas, left, watches as Virginia tech’s Andre to Charlotte, N.C., for Oregon are a hot item. smith dives for a pass during the orange Bowl. Apathy appears to have set the ACC title game in It’s the undercard that in among many college football fans during the marquee games. early December, but could use a boost. were not so enthusiasTicket sales for tic about gobbling up some of those games — the Orange, Sug- those two games. In a perfect world, Stan- Orange Bowl tickets — again. ar, Rose and Fiesta bowls — have been ford would have played in Arizona, far Return bowl trips generally aren’t idesluggish, and ratings generally have closer to its campus in Palo Alto, Calif., al for anyone involved. been lukewarm for matchups that and Connecticut could have shot down to “Within the system there’s a great dehaven’t gotten the casual fan excited. south Florida. But the way BCS berths are gree of agreement that one of our primary “We have to find a way to revitalize dolled out prevented that. goals is the experience for the studentthe market place,” Sugar Bowl execu“Anytime we can make it better for athlete and frequent return trips probative director Paul Hoolahan said. fans that want to support their teams and bly doesn’t serve that at its best,” Junker The ratings for Hoolahan’s game for the quality and the excitement of the said. were down a touch, from 8.5 last year game and the attraction of the matchups, To make matters worse, from an Orwhen the game was on Fox to 8.4 this that seems a sensible thing to address and ange Bowl standpoint, Stanford then went season, ESPN’s first as the TV home of to discuss,” Fiesta Bowl executive direc- on to run away with the game in the secthe BCS — though the Superdome in tor John Junker said Friday. “That may ond half, winning 40-12 and celebrating New Orleans was filled to capacity Tues- not be easy to do, but I think there’s some before rows and rows of empty seats. day for BCS-newcomer Arkansas and obvious value.” So what can be done? Bowl officials Ohio State, one of college football’s He also added: “I’m not sure it’s all nec- aren’t ready to present specific ideas — glamour programs and a reliable draw essarily, solely geographic.” and don’t think for a second think that a with its enormous alumni base. While Junker praised Connecticut and playoff will be one of those ideas — but The Fiesta Bowl and the Orange Bowl its fans, the Huskies were clearly a prob- there are a few others that will likely be had more serious issues. lem for the BCS this season. They earned tossed around in New Orleans when bowl The Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 between the program’s first BCS bid by winning officials and conference commissioners Oklahoma and Connecticut drew a 6.7 the Big East’s automatic berth, but they get together for their annual BCS meetrating, down 22 percent from last year, were 8-4 and a huge underdog against ing. and UConn sold only about 5,000 of the Oklahoma, sneaking into the last spot in — A minimum BCS ranking for auto17,500 tickets the school was required the AP Top 25 at very end of the regular matic qualifiers. A way to eliminate futo buy from the organizers. season. The game played out about as ex- ture UConn-type problems would to make Attendance at the University of pected with the Sooners winning 48-20. conference champions have to reach a Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., was No one in the bowl business likes lop- certain ranking to secure a spot. That 67,232, about 6,000 below capacity for sided games. number would need to be no higher than the game. That’s why, even though it made more around 18th for the conferences to even At the Orange Bowl in Miami, Stan- sense geographically for the Orange Bowl listen. ford and Virginia Tech drew a 7.1 to take UConn, given the choice between — Mandating geographical consideraovernight rating, down from last year’s the Huskies and fifth-ranked Stanford, tions, so teams play closer to home. 7.2 for Georgia Tech-Iowa, and the at- with Heisman Trophy runner up Andrew — Making more teams at-large eligitendance of 65,453 was about 9,000 be- Luck, officials in Miami understandably ble, which could require lifting the rule low capacity at Sun Life Stadium as nei- went for the more attractive team — even that limits conferences to no more than ther team came close to selling its allot- if it meant empty seats in the stadium. two BCS bids. So an 11th-ranked, two-loss ment of 17,500 tickets. “We can’t just focus in on the gate,” Or- LSU could still make it to a big-money Geography was clearly an issue for ange Bowl CEO Eric Poms said. bowl.

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Manning keeps it businesslike Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning has kept it all business this week. He studied tapes, looked for flaws and worked overtime to figure out how he beat the Jets defense. No change there, so don’t take it personally, Rex. “It takes you absolutely forever to watch one game with their defense because they have so many different players and formations. It’s a full-time cram session,” Manning said. “It just takes you time if you are going to truly study.” Few prepare more thoroughly than Manning, and even fewer can match the feats of the only four-time MVP league in history. This week’s possible milestones include passing Joe Montana for No. 2 on the postseason completions list and moving into the top five in playoff TD passes. So if Ryan thought he could make Man-

ning fret by calling this week’s matchup “personal,” well, think again. As Ryan continued chirping, Manning kept working. “I really don’t have any reaction to it,” Manning said. “I know how hard it is to prepare for this style of defense.” Playing mind games with Manning is dangerous, something nobody understands better than Ryan. He’s 1-5 against Manning as the Jets coach and Ravens defensive coordinator, with the win coming in a game Manning didn’t even finish. The Colts yanked their starters early in Week 16 last season, throwing away their chance at a perfect season and helping the Jets position themselves to charge into the playoffs. Four weeks later, the teams met again in the AFC championship game and Manning

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drew Brees and the New orleans saints will have to win all their games away from the superdome in the playoffs. losing at home to Tampa Bay last Sunday and taking off Thursday after practice to make the five-hour flight to Seattle. There’s the Pacific Northwest weather, where rain and even a chance of some light snow are being forecast for Saturday. There’s the Saints history, which tells the story of a franchise that has never won, let alone played well, away from the Superdome in the playoffs.

New Orleans lost 16-6 at Chicago in 1991; 34-16 at Minnesota in 2001; and 39-14 at Chicago in the NFC championship game four years ago. Then there’s the injuries. Already this week, the Saints placed their top two running backs — Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas — on injured reserve. Only Reggie Bush and Julius Jones remain as the

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Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Berry just couldn’t find the words. Finally, Kansas City’s rookie safety just gave up. There’s no way to describe the excitement he’ll feel Sunday when he lines up on the same field as Ed Reed, the Baltimore safety he’s idolized since he was 14. “Being on the field with him this Sunday is — I don’t even have words for it,” Berry said. “Growing up watching him and actually being on the field with him is going to be a big step. I don’t know. I can’t even put it into words right now.” The resurgent Chiefs (106) are hoping the game at Arrowhead Stadium will mark the beginning of a new era of football in Kansas City, the start of a turnaround under second-year GM Scott Pioli and secondyear coach Todd Haley. To some, it might also mark the beginning of the passing of a torch in one of football’s key defensive positions. The 32-year-old Reed has been recognized as an elite safety since the Ravens drafted him in the first round out of Miami in 2002. The 22-year-old Berry shows promise of reaching elite status himself some day. He has a long way to go before he’s considered another Reed, who led the NFL this season with eight interceptions and was chosen for his seventh Pro Bowl even though he missed the first six games. But Berry, a Tennessee All-American, has started every game since the Chiefs

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SEATTLE — A year ago, the New Orleans Saints rode the raucous enthusiasm of the Superdome through the NFC playoffs to the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. Hope they waved goodbye to the Superdome on their way out of town earlier this week. There’s a good chance if these Saints are going to get all the way back to the league’s title game, they’ll be asked to do it on the road. The first stop on their postseason road trip begins Saturday in Seattle, against the Seahawks in the first round of the NFC playoffs. It doesn’t quite seem right the defending champs and an 11-win team this season would be asked to travel 2,000 miles on a short week to face the first division champs in league history with a losing record — and a team the Saints beat 3419 in Week 11. “We all have a formula for getting in. We all know ahead of time. No one was upset about it or complaining about it before the start of the season,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “I think that value of winning your division means something. Just as a season ago when the postseason began, the teams that are in now really are 0-0. That’s just the truth. I think our players understand that more than anything.” But the task in front of the Saints as the No. 5 seed in the NFC became seemingly more difficult as the week progressed. There’s the second consecutive short week having played at Atlanta on Dec. 27,

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Kansas city’s eric Berry will line up against idol eric reed of Baltimore sunday. made him the first safety taken with a top-five pick since 1991, and a big December made him the NFL’s defensive rookie of the month. “I’m just looking forward to playing against him,” said Berry, who had a team-leading four interceptions and returned one 54 yards for a touchdown. Comparisons between the two are many. They’re about the same size. Reed, 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is about an inch shorter and five pounds lighter. Both are fast and instinctive, fierce hitters with a talent for getting to the ball. From his days as New England’s offensive coordinator in the early part of Reed’s stellar career, Charlie Weis knows Reed well. Weis is not one to make a lot of player comparisons. But the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator does not shy away from drawing Reed/Berry parallels. “Great athleticism. The ball seems to come to them,” Weis said. “That’s one thing about Ed. He’s all

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers coaches didn’t take any unorthodox measures to simulate the speed and elusiveness of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick this week. Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said backup quarterback Matt Flynn played Vick’s role in practice as the team prepared for Sunday’s playoff game at Philadelphia. While Flynn doesn’t have Vick’s athleticism — who does? — Capers thought it was more important for his defense to face somebody who can throw the ball. “It’s hard to simulate (Vick),” Capers said Friday. “In the past, there’s times when you might take a receiver or something and put him back there, but they aren’t going to throw the ball the way you want it thrown.” If the Packers were to have a special guest star running the scout team in an attempt to mimic what they’ll see from Vick on Sunday, linebacker Desmond Bishop said he

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Philadelphia eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) runs with the ball from Green Bay Packers linebacker Frank Zombo (58) during the Week 1 matchup between the teams. would nominate wide receiver Greg Jennings. Jennings laughed off the suggestion. “There’s no simulating Michael Vick,” Jennings said. The way the Packers’ defense is playing — they were

No. 2 in scoring defense this season, trailing only Pittsburgh — the Packers think they can stop just about anybody. But they have a healthy respect for Vick’s ability and know they’re in for a long day Sunday, win or lose.

Packers defensive lineman Ryan Pickett isn’t exactly relishing the challenge of chasing Vick around. “No. I absolutely hate it,” Pickett said. “It is not fun chasing that guy around. But you’ve just got to keep heat on him.” This will be the second time the Packers have faced Vick this season. And this time, they insist they’ll be ready. When the Packers went to Philadelphia in Week 1, Kevin Kolb was the Eagles’ starter and the Packers prepared for a more traditional dropback passer. But a big hit from Clay Matthews took a toll on Kolb, Vick eventually replaced him — and nearly led the Eagles to a comeback victory with 175 yards passing and 103 yards rushing. “I mean, it’s a big difference,” Pickett said. “We didn’t expect him to play much at all, so our gameplan wasn’t suited for Vick. He came in, and we just basically played the plan that we had for Kolb, but you can’t play him like you play Kolb. It’ll be a big difference.”

Tennessee retains Fisher for 17th season Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bud Adams has thought it over, and the Tennessee Titans’ owner has decided he isn’t ready just yet to part with Jeff Fisher. “Jeff has meant a great deal to this franchise and we have reached some incredible heights under his leadership,” Adams said in a statement Friday. Adams also thanked fans for their patience over the past week while he decided on the team’s future. “Obviously, I have very high expectations for our football team and want

to deliver a championship to our fans,” the 88-year-old owner said. “Jeff understands this and shares my expectations. The results of his leadership have been some very good football teams and I believe he will get us back to an elite level.” The decision comes two days after Adams agreed the Titans needed to part with Vince Young five seasons after he ordered the quarterback drafted. Young was 30-17, not counting his lone playoff loss, but he told off Fisher in front of the team after suffering a season-ending injury Nov. 21.

Adams’ decision means Fisher, the NFL’s longest-tenured coach, will be back for a 17th season. Fisher wasn’t available to comment because he was traveling to Arizona to watch his son Trent play for Auburn in the BCS championship game. But he said in a statement that he and Adams had a good talk about the team. “Clearly I am pleased with the news today. Presenting Mr. Adams with his first Lombardi Trophy is still the objective and I will continue to work for that

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Local couple spreads the gospel in Bolivia

ne of the qualities that Rowan Regional Medical Center prides itself on is the remarkable stories and relationships we develop with our patients and each other. We have a story to tell in this community. I could share many stories where we have brought in someone’s pet when a patient was dying, lonely or missing her dog/cat; given a makeover to a woman who had been in accident, faced pneumonia and REV. JAMES had recently experienced a COOK separation; provided love and support to a mother who lost her child; given a celebratory dinner for a couple with 65 years of marriage ; offered gourmet meals to new parents; prayed as a circle of friends for a co-worker undergoing surgery; or simply held someone’s hand. Stories bring to us healing, laughter, connection, value, perspective, vision, inspiration, influence, persuasion, feelings, opinions and emotions. Annette Simmons in her book “The Story Factor” says, “Stories are more true than facts, because stories are multidimensional. Facts need the context of when, who and where to become Truths. A story incorporates when and who, lasting minutes, generations, and narrating event or series of events with characters, actions, and consequences. Even if a story is not literally true, it is a very good representation of what is True because it can weave the relational aspects of facts with space, time and values.” Remember Paul Harvey who spent 30 years telling us “the rest of the story”? Can you count the number of stories that you hear in a day or that you share with those around you? “Stories don’t grab power. Stories create power.” Have you ever listened to a 5-year-old tell a story? I haven’t forgotten some of my kids’ stories. All of us have a life story to share, some long, some short, some funny, some sad, and some are just amazing. When a patient comes into the hospital, we realize they have a story to share with us. We want both patient and staff to make sense of the illness, chaos, drama, pain, suffering and even funny life experiences to give people a plot to their story and experience. We can assist in reframing the story to help with the frustration, pain, suffering, mystery and bring about healing. It is our job in healthcare to realize that without a story to hear, facts don’t mean as much. In daily life we are sometimes the audience and sometimes the storyteller in our work, churches, in our families and our community. With whom do you share your stories? Who will be a witness to your story? By sharing and listening to someone’s story, you then become a part of the story. What stories will you be a part of in 2011? Jesus knew that participating in life stories would bring value and a message to others. A message of love, hope, grace, joy and even suffering. Stories are the best way to teach others and bring healing and connection. The Bible is full of stories to learn from and guide us. Stories are lasting impressions that can mold our thinking and way of life. Take the risk, time and opportunity to share or listen to someone’s story — Jesus would.

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hen the Rev. Justin Eller decided to go into the ministry, he determined that global mission work would be his first call. He and wife Kari were told over and over it couldn’t be done. Still, they felt that’s where the Holy Spirit was leading them. Today, Justin, 29, and Kari, 28, are pastoral team educators with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in La Paz, Bolivia. They are serving their second year of a two-year contract which they hope will be renewed in the spring. Both natives of eastern Rowan County, Justin and Kari spoke at St. John’s Lutheran Church Jan. 2 during its three Sunday morning services. The two are very much partners in ministry. Kari teaches English at an ecumenical seminary, while Justin teaches a variety of classes there. Kari taught Spanish in the Chicago public schools while Justin attended Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. The Ellers are a new brand of missionaries, called pastoral team educators. “We wear lots of different hats,” Kari says. Rather than taking the lead when they work in a mission area, pastoral team educators are in the role of “accompaniment” — walking with, or walking alongside, according to the Rev. Harvey Huntley, the ELCA’s Region 9 coordinator who worked with Justin during his candidacy and assignment process. The longstanding guideline is that a pastor will serve three years in a parish before going into mission work. But that has changed in the last 10 years, Huntley admits. So has the model of missionary work. “Missionaries typically work with a pastor who is indigenous to the culture,” Huntley says. “The missionary has skills to empower and enable ministry, but not come in and do it. You are not coming in a hierarchical way, telling people what to do. You are coming in to be a companion.” Justin says he first received the call to ministry when he was about 15, but didn’t quite know what to do with it. Justin and Kari went on to graduate from N.C. State, he with a degree in biochemistry and genetics, she with a degree in Spanish, English and literature. Their pastor in Raleigh asked him, “Have you ever considered studying theology?” “No,” Justin answered, “and I don’t want to be a pastor.” That wasn’t the question, the pastor said. But the idea was out there. In the days and weeks that fol-

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The Rev. Justin Eller works with a group of men in La Paz, Bolivia.

“We wear a lot of different hats.” KARI ELLER on being pastoral team educators

lowed, Justin started to ask, “What if?” “That’s when God said yes,” he says. Justin graduated from State in December 2002 and entered seminary in the fall of 2005. Kari taught while he was in seminary, and he says he is blessed to have graduated with no debt. Justin and Kari consider themselves to be among a new generation of couples in the ministry. She has her own career, and they are equal partners in mission. During Justin’s second year in seminary, he asked her after church one Sunday, “What would you say to international ministry?” Her reply: “I would say, how would you know what I’m thinking?” They started making inquiries, only to be told it couldn’t be done. In the summer of 2008, they attended an ELCA Global Mission event in Wisconsin. One of the workshops they went to was “So you think you want to be a missionary?” By far, they were the youngest couple in the room, but one of only two couples who stayed afterward to ask more questions.

Justin offers communion to a woman in La Paz. They quickly found teachers were needed in mission work. “Kari being a Spanish teacher with an ESL licensure was exactly what they needed,” Justin says. The fact that he was going to be a pastor was a bonus. They decided to “step out of the boat” and apply to both foreign and domestic assignments. Justin was assigned to the North Carolina Synod, which was supportive of his desire to serve overseas. Justin graduated in May 2009. The Ellers found out they were accepted for mission work before he was ordained the next month.

They left for Bolivia in August 2009. Justin and Kari mainly work with the Aymara people, in such diverse areas as Lutheran identity, leadership and self-esteem. They plan to expand to other topics in the new year. Until 1984, the Aymara people had no official written language. Justin and Kari do a lot of translating, interpreting and contextualizing, he says. “We ask, how does this fit in here, in our time and place?” Justin and Kari travel often. They work with some 100 congregations in Bolivia, but concentrate their efforts in La Paz and El Alto, another large city. The two share a small house in La Paz. It has running water but no heat, as is common with the homes in the area. “We have lots of blankets and space heaters,” Justin says. The two hope to continue their work in South America. If all goes well, the Ellers could be in Bolivia a total of six years. “We think they want us there,” Justin says of the ELCA’s Global Mission unit. “We are at the beginning of a paradigm shift there.” Not only are Justin and Kari working on local projects, they serve as ambassadors and hosts for visiting missionaries, and work on regional projects for Lutheran World Relief and ELCA World Hunger. “We see God’s mission at work on all of those levels,” Justin says. For more information about Justin and Kari Eller’s work in Bolivia, visit her Website at karieller.weebly.com. Freelance writer Susan Shinn lives in Salisbury.

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Jerusalem Baptist Church health fair is today Baptist Jerusalem Church’s Men’s Ministry will sponsor a health fair on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 1-3 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Guest speaker will be Diane Griffin of the Hefner VA Medical Center. This event is open to the public. The church is located at 1570 N. Long St.

a purpose.” For more information, call 704-638-0002. The Rev. Jerry Snipes is pastor of Resurrection Life.

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Cedar Grove CLEVELAND — Victoria Richardson Day will be observed at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Jan. 9, at Cedar Grove AME Zion Church. Member Geraldine Cuthbertson will be the speaker. Claudette Allen, along with the Youth Missionary Department, will also take part in the service. The theme is “Tearing Down the Walls and Taking it to the Streets.” The Rev. Dr. Patricia Tyson is pastor.

Mt. Moriah Lutheran CHINA GROVE — The Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Parish Nightingales will host a fish fry on Jan. 8 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall to raise funds to complete the covered walkway project. There is no set charge but donations are accepted. The menu includes flounder, fries, hush puppies, slaw, dessert and drink. Mt. Moriah is located at 750 Mount Moriah Church Road between Main Street and Ryder in Landis. For more information call 704-857-6481 or 704857-2060.

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CHINA GROVE — Pine Ridge Baptist Church, 880 Old Linn Road, announces a 6 p.m. Sunday evening service on Jan. 9. The candlelight baptismal service will be followed by special music by The Porters and the Shining Light Singers. Sunday morning services remain the same: adult and youth Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and children’s “Sunday Adventures” from 9:30-11 a.m. Morning worship begins 10:30 a.m. Old Linn Road is located between Pine Ridge and Daughtery Roads.

Resurrection Life Church of Salisbury, located at 216 S. Main St., will host the Hinkle Family in concert this Sunday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public and free of charge. A love offering will be received. The Hinkle Family travels coast to coast 365 days a year. They minister to nursing homes, retirement centers and churches nationwide. The Hinkles have been traveling since 2001, have conducted 6,365 services, visited more than 701,777 souls and traveled over one million miles in 22 states. Their motto is “Music with

“Life Support” groups at First Baptist Church that begin meeting Monday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m., include: Overcoming Depression (8 sessions) — Susan Shores, facilitator, cost $5. Spiritual Divorce, the Gift of the Climb (12 sessions) — Angela Lambert, facilitator, cost $20. DivorceCare (13 weeks) — Anganetta and Wayne Dover, facilitators, cost $13. DivorceCare for ChildrenDC4K (13 weeks) — Judy Cooper and Anna Holman, facilitators, cost $13. GriefShare (13 weeks) — Barbara Thomason and Ilene Streiff, facilitator, cost $13. Habits and Hurts, Hangups: Celebrate Recovery— Brian Nix, facilitator, cost $5. For details on these classes contact Rod Kerr at 704633-0431 or rod@fbcsalisbury.org. First Baptist is located at 223 N. Fulton St.

First Methodist belief study First United Methodist Church begins a new study on Wednesday evenings, beginning Jan. 12. Dr. Trevor Eppehimer, professor at Hood Theological Seminary, will teach a course titled, “This We Believe: The Core of Wesleyan Faith and Practice.” Beginning with core terms in The Wesley Study Bible, the course lays out vital Methodist tenets of faith and

practical divinity. The cost of the course’s primary text is $10.50. All who are interested may register through the church office at 704-36-3121 or visit www.fumcsalisbury.org. The church is located at 217 S. Church St.

Kimball Lutheran KANNAPOLIS — Kimball Lutheran Church introduces Wellness Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Through Feb. 9, Wednesdays begin with dinner from 6- 6:50 p.m. Participants should sign up by Monday for the meal on Wednesday so enough food will be prepared. There will be activities for all ages, from little ones in the Cherub Choir to the Chancel Choir for adults. There will be three Bible studies from 7-8 p.m.: Beth Moore’s “Proverbs Study,” “The Grace of Jesus When You Are Down and Out” and “Constant Prayer for Today.” Finally, there is a ZUMBA class from 8-8:45 p.m. For more information call 704-933-4101. Kimball Lutheran Church is located at 101 Vance St., near the Research Campus.

Faith from Mocksville, The New Revelations of Salisbury, The Carols of Joy from Concord and other groups and singers. For more information, call church office at 704 9382088.

Cornerstone event “Living the Dream,” a night of praise, worship and dance in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at The Event Center. Featured will be gospel artists Blessed, from New Orleans. Admission to this event is free. The Event Center is located on the Cornerstone campus at 315 Webb Road. For details call 704-8551218 or visit www.theeventcenter.net.

New Beginning KANNAPOLIS — New Beginning Church of God, 1124 Thomas Ave., will hold their annual Gospel Fest singing program on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. In concert will be The Gospel Traveliers of the Carolinas, Heavenly Voices of Concord, Gospel Keystones of Salisbury, Messengers for Christ from Cleveland, The New Voices of

the gospel group ‘Blessed’ from new orleans will perform at Cornerstone’s event Center Jan. 16.

A man walks into a bar in Minnesota — to preach BY PATRICK CONDON Associated Press

TWO HARBORS, Minn. (AP) — It was a Sunday during Advent, and inside a small pub a few blocks up from the north shore of Lake Superior, 17 people gathered around four bar-top tables shoved into a ring. Betsy Nelson, the bar’s cook, lit two candles with a cigarette lighter as Addison Houle strapped on an acoustic guitar and sang a slightly offkey rendition of “We Three Kings.” Curt “Fish” Anderson sipped a beer as TVs overhead flickered with NFL pregame shows. “Father, thank you for this time we can share on Sunday morning with new friends,” prayed Chris Fletcher, an emergency medical technician, part-time bartender and seminary student who has led this service every Sunday morning at Dunnigan's Pub & Grub since last summer. “We’re getting to know you, and getting to know each other better.” Spending Sunday mornings in a bar sounds like an activity for those running from God. For this small group in a watering hole in Twin Harbors, about 160 miles northeast of Minneapolis, it’s about chasing God. It’s one unconventional place of worship around the country fostered by an evangelical movement known as “the emerging church.” “I feel closer to God here than I do at a conventional church,” said Nelson, 56, a lifelong churchgoer who until recently could be found every Sunday morning in the pews at First Baptist Church nearby. “Jesus said we’re supposed to be a light to the world. What better place to do that than at a bar?” After the opening prayer, Fletcher read a brief passage from the Bible before opening the floor to a group discussion. Gene Shank, a 68-year-old retired police officer making his first visit after reading a notice Fletcher put in the local newspaper, confessed to a bit of discomfort. “I'm a reality person, and I’m finding a little too much established religion here to be honest,” Shank said. “I believe, I pray — but I don’t like structured religion.” Fletcher responded that,

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Above, Dunnigan’s north Shore Pub & grub is the site of a Sunday morning gathering known as ‘Bar Church’ at the pub. Bar Church is part of the ‘emerging church’ movement that seeks to reach people spiritually in non-traditional settings. At right, worshipers bow their heads for closing prayer during Bar Church. while he wants to be as informal as possible, the main goal is still “creating an open space for Jesus to come into our lives, then he does the transforming work.” He quickly adds that anyone who questions the way he’s running the service has come to the right place. “We’re all messed up," he said. “We’re all screwed up some way.” Fletcher, a stocky, balding 43-year-old with a bristly goatee, is his own first example. The native of Sudbury, Ontario, grew up in the Worldwide Church of God, a small evangelical sect he described as “almost cult-like.” He left religion behind as a young man, but was drawn back as he was hitting 40 and experiencing a series of personal crises: the death of a close friend in an auto accident and the dissolution of his marriage. Last spring, Fletcher was accepted in Bethel Seminary in St. Paul; he now commutes 150 miles south one to two times a week for classes. Initially he intended to incorporate work as a chaplain into his job working with an ambulance crew, but as he began his seminary studies he found common ground with a recent wave of evangelical thinkers including Brian McLaren and Shane Claiborne. McLaren and Claiborne have criticized some of Christianity’s more conservative traditions as they try to attract people disinterested in tradi’-

tional Sunday attendance — in particular, younger people. “I don’t feel welcome in a regular church,” said Kayla Edwards, 25, who has been to most of Fletcher’s Sunday gatherings. “A lot of churches, I feel judged. Here, I feel welcome — it’s laid back, you can say what you want and no one will be disgusted.” One Saturday night a few months ago, Fletcher was having a drink at Dunnigan’s when a stranger approached and asked to talk. She shared some personal problems and as Fletcher lent a sympathetic ear, and an idea was born. Six months later, Sunday attendance at what Fletcher calls “Bar Church” (“For those who are thirsty” reads a poster on the wall in Dunnigan’s) has grown to as many as 25 people. Lately, Fletcher said, strangers have regularly been approaching him around town in search of guidance, or just someone who will listen. “They’ll say, you’re that bar pastor,” Fletcher said. Fletcher wasn’t the first student of the emerging church to hold a weekly service in a tavern, nightclub or other such establishment. Such gatherings have popped up around the country in recent years, as well as “home churches” that serve much the same purpose. While it might seem perverse, Fletcher said he likes the message it sends to worship Jesus in a place where alcohol is served. “I often find the people in the bar are a lot more authen-

tic than people in the church,” Fletcher said. “If Jesus was in Two Harbors, he’d want to be with the people in the bar. He’d probably get kicked out of the church.” The Rev. Scott Nelson, pastor at First Baptist Church Two Harbors — which Fletcher himself attended before his new venture — is happy to see Fletcher reach people unlikely to set foot in a traditional church. But he’s concerned by the linking of Christian worship and alcohol. “For me personally, I have seen so many marriages and families fractured by alcohol,” Nelson said. “In moderation, there’s nothing wrong with wine with dinner or a beer at a

football game. But it’s such a problem for so many, and that’s a line I don’t know if I want to see blurred.” Fletcher himself is no teetotaler, but he doesn’t drink during the Sunday morning service. Most of the participants usually choose coffee, but alcohol isn’t forbidden: at this particular gathering, Anderson — a local resort employee and a musician — downed a couple brews as Fletcher preached. “It’s kind of nice to go to church and have a couple,” said Anderson, attending for the first time. “I’m not exactly a churchgoer.” Anderson, who grew up Roman Catholic, said he realized the church

wasn’t for him the day he wore a Ted Nugent T-shirt to Mass and was reprimanded by the priest. “This ain’t bad compared to that,” Anderson said. Fletcher isn’t sure how long he’ll continue the Sunday gatherings. “There’s no five-year plan, there’s not even a five-minute plan,” he said. As the service on this Sunday wrapped up, he solicited prayers from the group — for sick relatives, suffering friends, and from Anderson, a prayer for the Minnesota Vikings. Then Fletcher wrapped it up. “Let's pray,” he said. “Then we can eat."

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Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am Wednesday: 7:00 pm Adult Bible Study & Prayer, Consumed Youth, Royal Rangers, M’Pact Girls Clubs, Rainbows

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January 9, 2011

Sermon: “Pha2e” - Part 2

Sermon: “Ye Are The Salt of the Earth” Anthem: “Abide With Me”

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Evening Service 6:00 PM - “The Book of Acts” - Keith Kannenberg Monday - Zumba Fitness Class 7:00pm; Wednesday - Beginners Sign Language Class 5:30pm, Evening Service, Growth Groups & Advanced Sign Language Class 7:00pm; Thursday First Place 4 Health 6:00pm; Saturday - Zumba Fitness Class 9:00am

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HEARTSONG Ministry in Action Senior Pastor Tom Teichroew

January 9, 2011 10:30AM - Worship Speaker: Pastor Tom Teichroew Sermon: “Prepare To Pray - Effectively” Scripture: James 4:8

Sunday School 9:45am Morning Worship 11:00am Evening Worship 6:00 pm “The Only Security” Wednesday 7 pm Prayer/Bible Study Youth Night

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to him and said, “So Jesus can use crippled people, too.” Both of us started sobbing and I knew then that God would use me in some way, large or small; he would not allow me at age 46 to do nothing and grieve the rest of my life. I did not remember ever being taught about the Epiphany. I believe I first learned that word from one of my friends, Judy, whose Episcopalian church celebrated with a service on January 6. And then, of course, being as curious as a cat, I had to study and learn more about how the wise men did not really visit Jesus at the stable. The Epiphany is a Christian holiday and a celebration of the arrival of the wise men and the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles. The wise men or magi who brought gifts to the Christ child were the first gentiles to acknowledge Jesus as “King” and so were the first to “show” or “reveal” Jesus to a wide world as the incarnate Christ. (I’m finally borrowing some information from the internet.) This is celebrated as the twelve days after Christmas and some churches hold “twelfth night” services. When I purchased my first nativity set at an after-Christmas sale, I started setting the wise men and camels back from the stable to indicate the distance they traveled (well, when my table was large enough anyway). In December 2009, my friend Lou got the nativity set down from a high shelf and as we began to unwrap the characters, every one of them except Baby Jesus had been broken in one or more pieces. Someone must have knocked the box off the shelf at some time and did not realize what was in the box. I was devastated and my sweet friend took it home with her and within a week she had glued it all back together and one can barely tell it was broken. I was reminded once again even when our lives are broken in pieces God can do a wonderful repair job by sending angels like Lou and Judy into my life. This year I did not put up a tree or any decorations except for the nativity and my Christmas snow globes. My family was disappointed, but on Christmas Eve I don’t think we really missed the tree. As my grandchildren grow, the room gets smaller and I get older and have less energy for decorating. I would have missed my nativity set, however. I wanted my family to think more about Jesus and the real “reason for the season.” This year I believe I will leave the nativity set out until after Jan. 6 and give more thought to how far the wise men traveled to see Jesus and how long it took to reach the house where he was being raised. The word epiphany means “a sudden realization of great truth,” and I was reminded of the invitations I’ve received asking me to travel some far distances to speak for Christian women’s clubs. But I will wait to see where I’m invited and pray that God will reply “go,” “stay,” or “too far away.” I’m 63 years old now and for what time I have left on this earth I want to keep service to him first. I know he has already forgiven me for those years when other people and places came first. I want to share with others how important God and his word is to me. To him be the glory forever and ever!

Dr. Christopher Morse, author, internationally renowned theologian and Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, will be the guest speaker at a Book Talk held on the campus of Hood Theological Seminary on Jan.13 at 7 p.m. The Book Talk will feature Morse’s research on the biblical and creedal references to heaven, and the present day significance of apocalyptic understandings of reality as a coming “kingdom of heaven,” in his book “The Difference Heaven Makes: Rehearing the Gospel as News,” recently published by T&T Clark/Continuum. “We are greatly honored to have Dr. Morse speaking on our campus. He is a widely respected theologian and scholar” said Dr. Albert Aymer, president of Hood Seminary. “We are further delighted in that Dr. Morse is a mentor and a former professor of our own Dr. Trevor Eppehimer, professor of systematic theology here at Hood.” The Book Talk will be followed by a book signing in the Cokesbury Book Store on the Hood Seminary campus. The public is invited to attend both events, but reservations are recommended as space is limited. Please call the Development Office at 704 636-6926 by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12 to ensure seating. Morse, an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church, received his B.A. in philosophy from RandolphMacon College, an

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hile writing “The Purpose of Christmas” in December, this story came to mind to use on or around January 6. I grew up in a little Baptist country church where the Christmas LINDA story was BECK read to us mostly from the gospel of Luke. As little children, we learned verses and spoke in front of the congregation before the adults portrayed the birth of Christ. This was always what Christmas meant to me because of the reverence of the candles, music and rendition of the birth of Christ. Christmas was not a big deal at home because my parents sent us to church; they did not go, read the Bible, or discuss the birth of Christ with us. I have just been reminded in recent months that my stepsister, Ethel, had to beseech my mother to take me and my siblings to church. As I’ve shared in speeches and other stories, church became my home away from home, and up until I moved away when I got married, church was the highlight of my life at least three times a week and various other celebrations… like my acceptance of Christ as my savior and my baptism in the river when I was about 12 years old. Once I wrote a story about how disappointed I was at that age when all I got for Christmas was a little King James Bible; I also wrote about the Christmas when someone had given me the most beautiful handme-down dress. It had net and sequins on top of a taffeta skirt. That was the night of the Christmas pageant when the wire on my teacher’s notebook caught on the net and dragged along behind me up to the stage. When the audience laughed, I got so upset that I started crying. That was when I decided that unless I was forced to, I would never speak in public again. The only other time I remember is when I had to play an angel in a school program. Folks said my wings (arms) were flapping so bad that it looked like I might fly away. (Who would ever have thought I would end up traveling and speaking in public for the Lord?) Well, back to the season of the Epiphany…the arrival of the three wise men was always shown at the stable with the shepherds, and anytime we see a nativity scene, the wise men are there. I didn’t know until I started reading the Bible as an adult that the wise men arrived later at the house: Matthew 2:11: “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh.” The Christmas after my husband passed away, my brother Michael and I went with our church to the beautiful Christmas pageant in North Spartanburg. I had never seen a pageant of quite that magnitude. It was so beautiful and inspirational! It was also the first portrayal I had ever seen of the wise men arriving when Jesus was about 2 years old “at the house.” When Mary and Joseph came out carrying a handsome little 2-year-old boy, I was amazed and very surprised. Also, since I was still grieving and physically in terrible shape when a crippled man hobbled on a crutch down the aisle, I was overwhelmed as he fell at Jesus’ feet. Mike and I exchanged glances and I leaned over

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MADRID (AP) — Tens of thousands of people celebrated a Mass honoring the family as a building block of Christianity in downtown Madrid. The outdoor service under bright blue skies in Colon square was conducted by Archbishop Antonio Rouco Varela on Sunday with the backing of the conservative opposition Popular Party. The Roman Catholic Church has in recent years balked at Spain’s rapid transition from a once-staunchly Catholic nation to one of Europe’s most liberal. The Vatican has sternly opposed the Socialist government-led transformation, which has ushered in gay marriage, fast-track divorce and allowed easier abortions. “Whenever the true worth of matrimony and family values is questioned, negative consequences come forward rapidly,” Rouco Varela said. Pope Benedict XVI conveyed his blessing from Rome via a video link and the three kings made an appearance riding camels. Catholic parishes from throughout Europe sent delegations to the service.

Utah researchers look at compulsive disorders

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah State University psychology professor is studying a treatment for a disorder that causes an obsession with morality and religion. Michael Twohig, an assistant psychology professor, is focusing the study on people who are obsessed with strictly adhering to a religious or moral code in a way that is debilitating. The underlying faith does not play a role, Twohig said. Some of the people who suffer from the disorder, called scrupulosity, don’t even attend church regularly. People who suffer from the problem pray for hours or confess sins they only imagine they committed out of a desire to exactly follow their religion. The treatment being studied at USU involves medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy. The goal is to teach patients how to live within their religious and moral code without worrying about every thought. The study began in April and is ongoing. Treatment last 10 weeks. So far, two people have been successfully treated.

Researchers do not try to change the morals or religious values of a patient, Twohig said. “What we try to do with people is help them see that trying to regulate these thoughts is part of what makes them so out of control and so disturbing,” Twohig said.

NJ parishioners stage sit-in CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Parishioners at a small Roman Catholic Church in southern New Jersey are staging a sit-in to persuade church officials they should reopen the building. St. Mary’s in Gloucester County’s Franklin Township has been closed since Nov. 9 due to a furnace problem. The Diocese of Camden is also planning to merge it with two other parishes as part of a larger consolidation effort. This week, parishioners decided to protest, getting into the church and staying. Italian-American immigrants in rural southern New Jersey got St. Mary’s built in 1922 by raising $5,000. Some of the protesters are descendants of those church founders. The protesters plan to keep a 24-hour vigil in the parish until it reopens.

Attorney seeks to delay polygamist sect leader’s trial SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was rearraigned Wednesday on sexual assault charges, and his new attorney asked the West Texas court to delay Jeffs' upcoming trial to give him time to prepare. Jeffs, the ecclesiastical head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, did not speak and had the court enter not guilty pleas on his behalf as he was re-indicted and re-arraigned on charges of aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault. Prosecutors say Jeffs had sex with two children, one under age 14 and the other under age 17. Jeffs' new attorney, Gerry Morris of Austin, asked San Angelo district court Judge Barbara Walther for more time to prepare a defense, telling her "I've only just been hired to the case and haven't looked at the materials." Jeffs, 55, had been scheduled to go to trial Jan. 24 on the aggravated sexual assault charges, with a separate trial for sexual assault and one for felony bigamy to come later. Jeffs was extradited from Utah on Nov. 30 and Walther had said extradition rules compelled her court to try him on all counts within 120 days of his arrival in Texas. But she told Morris she would consider motions waving those rules and met with him and prosecutors to set new dates, which she planned to announce later Wednesday. State prosecutor Eric Nichols said the revised indictments would allow Jeffs to be tried jointly on both sexual assault and aggravated sexual charges, with a separate trial for felony bigamy still to come. Jeffs, who is being held without bond, smiled at three male followers who stood when he was brought into the courtroom. During four previous pretrial hearings last month, Jeffs was advised by an attorney who represented him in cases in Utah and Arizona but who was not licensed in Texas. Jeffs said repeatedly that he had been unable to locate in-state council with his first trial date mere

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LIFESupport – for those going through life transitions Starting Monday, January 10, 6:30pm

Overcoming Depression (8 sessions) Facilitator: Susan Shores The number of people seeking medical treatment for depression has doubled in the last decade. This is an epidemic that medicine alone will not cure because it affects the body, soul and spirit. You will learn where the feelings of depression begins, that God has a plan - one that will help you overcome depression and find happiness, hope and freedom in Christ. Cost: $5.00

Spiritual Divorce: The Gift of the Climb (12 sessions) Facilitator: Angela Lambert Marriage usually brings you lots of presents . . . plates, towels, glasses, picture frames etc. But when separation and divorce enter into our lives the presents turn to hate, hurt, rejection, anger, jealousy and helplessness. What if these presents could turn into the most precious gifts of your life - self love, compassion, strength, courage, purpose and power. Great follow up to DivorceCare! Cost: $20.00 DivorceCare (13 weeks)

Facilitators:Anganetta and Wayne Dover DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group conducted by people who understand the experience of separation and divorce. In the DVD based sessions you will learn how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. You don’t have to go through it alone-we offer a biblical teaching for recovery. Cost $13

DivorceCare for Children-DC4K (13 weeks)

Facilitators: Judy Cooper and Anna Holman Kids need a special place to heal from the pain caused by their parents separation and divorce. In DC4K, children in grades 1-6 make friends with others who understand how they feel. They will watch videos, do activities, listen to music and play games in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Cost:$13

GriefShare (13 weeks) Facilitators: Barbara Thomason and Ilene Streiff When you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or loved one you’ve probably found out that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare is a group led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time using biblical principles. Cost $13.00

Hurts, Habits and Hang-Ups: Celebrate Recovery Facilitator: Brian Nix

Celebrate Recovery is a fellowship that meets to delight in God’s healing power in our lives through the 12 steps and the 8 principles of Recovery found in the Beatitudes. We open the door by sharing our own experiences, strengths and hopes with one another. By working the steps and applying the biblical principles we open ourselves to a new life with a new purpose. Cost:$5.00

LIFEStyle – for fun and wellness Tuesdays and Thursdays

Zumba (6 sessions, Tuesday nights beginning Jan 11) leader:Angela Artz

Zumba fuses latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that is exciting and fun. The goals are simple-we want you to work out, to love working out and achieve long lasting benefits while experiencing each session of calorie burning, body energizing movements. Cost:$15.00 donation for 6 week series.

Shag Dancing Lessons (6 sessions, Thursday nights beginning Jan 20 at 6:30pm)

Instructors: Stan & Karen McConnell Learns how to do this favorite Carolina dance. For singles and couples. Beginners at 6:30pm; Intermediate at 7:30pm. Cost: Free.

Co-Ed Volleyball: (Beginning the week of March 1 through April 12)

Is the weather outside still too cold? Come and enjoy some fun and great exercise and meet some new friends. Special nights for Singles, Seniors, Men and Co-Ed. No experience necessary—we have a place for you, no matter what the skill level.

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Warren Jeffs is led from the tom Green county courthouse in san Angelo, texas after his pretrial hearing Jan. 5. weeks away. The Texas charges stem from the 2008 raid of the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, a remote community south of San Angelo in this pecan-growing region. Authorities seized 439 children and placed them in state custody on suspicion that the girls were being sexually abused and the boys were being raised to be sexual predators. Most of the children were eventually returned to their families, but seven men in the sect who see Jeffs as their spiritual leader were charged and eventually convicted of child sexual assault and abuse. Jeffs was convicted in

Utah in a case stemming from the marriage of an underage girl to her cousin, but that was overturned in 2007 due to improper jury instructions. The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a breakaway sect of the Mormon church and believes polygamy brings glorification in heaven. Mormons denounced the practice in the 1890s.

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Chronic cough usually benign Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 19-yearold female and have had a nonproductive cough for 16 months without any other symptoms other than some slight drainage down the back of my throat. I have kept food and cough diaries and cannot find anything that triggers it. I cough when I sit, stand, laugh, after strenuous exercise and around smoke; it seems that I cough all the time. I have seen my family physician, a nurse practitioner, an ENT, his PA, a pulmonologist and his PA. I have been diagnosed with bronchitis, hiatal hernia, asthma and heartburn. None of the medication given for these diagnoses has DR. PETER worked. I’ve been on SymGOTT bicort, Spiriva, codeine, Prilosec, Zantac and one other that I can’t remember the name of. I had to take it for five days for what they thought was bronchitis. I had a chest X-ray done in July 2009 without abnormalities. There is nothing wrong with my vocal chords, either. At my last visit to the pulmonologist, I was told that I have irritated bronchitis and that I would have it for the rest of my life unless it miraculously went away. There is no treatment for it. I cannot accept this diagnosis. This cough is truly annoying. I work at an elementary school and am currently attending nursing school. Coughing all the time makes people believe that I am

sick, and nobody wants a nurse who is coughing constantly in a hospital. I am sure that you can understand my predicament. I am out of options. I don’t know what else to do or who else to see. Within the past two weeks, I have noticed that I have all of a sudden been getting heartburn. No acid comes up in my throat, and it usually never lasts for more than a few seconds, but it is a new symptom. Doctors have asked me in the past if I have had heartburn, but I never have up until now. Please help me, Dr. Gott. Dear Reader: Chronic cough can have many causes; most are benign. Up to 90 percent of all cases are caused by postnasal drip, acid reflux or asthma. Postnasal drip is a common condition in which the sinuses drain down the back of the throat rather than from the nostrils. This can be associated with colds, the flu and various allergies. I suggest that you take a look at your environment to determine if there is something that may be causing this. Did you get a new pet or move? Did you start wearing a new perfume or using a new scented soap or shampoo? Did you begin using a new laundry detergent or fabric softener? You may want to talk to your physician about a trial course of an allergy medication. Over-the-counter options include Claritin, Zyrtec, Benadryl and various store brands with the same active ingredients. Prescription options include Nasonex, Flonase, Clarinex and more. These should dry up the drip and, if it is the cause, the cough as

well. I am hesitant to believe that you have acid reflux or asthma because treatment failed to improve your cough; however, they may still be the culprits. Acid reflux can be helped through changes in diet as well as physical activity. Limit your intake of fatty, greasy foods, high-acid foods and spicy foods. You may not have typical symptoms. Asthma may require daily preventive therapy such as a steroid inhaler in addition to a rescue inhaler for emergencies. Your new symptom of heartburn may be related to acid reflux, but it may also simply be the result of your constant coughing. Other possible, yet unlikely, causes include infection, lung disorders or cancers, and various medications. I urge you to undergo another chest X-ray, since it has been more than a year since your last. Your pulmonologist can then compare the two films side by side to determine whether there are changes that might indicate a more insidious cause. If you are uncomfortable with your current physicians and their assistants, start fresh with another lung specialist or primary-care physician. Express your concerns about the cough, and be sure to bring all your medical records with you. The new physician can offer a new perspective and insight into your situation and may find something that the others missed. To provide related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report “Pulmonary Disease.” United FeatUre Syndicate

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This deal occurred during a semifinal of last year’s Canadian National Team Championship. It was defended perfectly by Piotr Klimowicz (West) and Gordon Campbell (East). Both Souths were in five clubs, the contract not being doubled at the other table. (In this auction, three diamonds was a help-suit game-try, which West was happy to accept with his maximum single raise and good diamond holding.) In the other room, West led a spade, East winning and shifting to a diamond. South won with dummy’s ace and had the

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communications to ruff two spades in the dummy and twice to lead hearts through West. Declarer lost only one spade and one heart. Klimowicz did better, leading a trump. (When your opponents sacrifice at a high level, a trump lead is almost always best.) South won in his hand and played a heart. West did well again, ducking. (Notice that if West had grabbed his ace, declarer could have got home by establishing a long diamond in the dummy using those heart winners as entries. Also, he would have to unblock his heart 10 under dummy’s king, then, later, play a heart to dummy’s eight. The curious may work out the exact sequence.) After winning with dummy’s heart king, South called

for the spade three. Now it was Campbell’s turn to shine — he played low. This permitted his partner to win the trick and lead a second trump, killing the contract. Declarer had to lose two aces and either a second heart or a second spade.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A coroner’s investigator testified Friday that she found 12 bottles of a powerful anesthetic that contributed to the death of Michael Jackson in the singer’s bedroom and closet after he died. Investigator Elissa Fleak said nine of the bottles were found in a bag labeled “Baby Essentials” in the closet. Other medications and syringes also were discovered during a search of Jackson’s rented mansion four days after his death on June 25, 2009, she said. Fleak was the first investigator to describe in detail the items authorities recovered from Jackson’s bedroom. Her testimony came on the fourth day of a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for Dr. Conrad Murray to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty. Fleak said she found a total of six vials of the painkiller lidocaine, as well as other prescription MURRAY medications and syringes, including two found next to Jackson’s bed. Murray’s attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, asked Fleak whether she checked to see how much liquid remained in each of the vials. “There were so many vials, I don’t remember which ones were more full or less full,” Fleak said. Authorities contend Jackson died after Murray gave him a lethal dose of propofol and other sedatives in the bedroom then delayed calling 911 while he collected and bagged medications. Earlier in the day, a former girlfriend of Murray testified that he had been distracted when he called her on the morning of the singer’s death, and she heard commotion in the background. Witness Sade Anding said she realized at one point that

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Melissa Rivers has a message for her mom: enough plastic surgery! She said her 77-year-old mother’s surgical enhancements are a source of conflict. Comic Joan Rivers said in a book she wrote two years ago, “Men Are Stupid ... And They Like Big Boobs — A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery,” that she’s had more than a dozen cosmetic surgeries. “In my opinion, it’s like enough,” Melissa Rivers said. “Stop it. It is a source of conflict, it really is. It bothers me.” The two women were at a news conference Friday to hype their upcoming WE network reality series, “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” The series premieres Jan. 25. Rivers joked about her daughter’s concerns, but said it’s part of being in show business and doesn’t think there’s any such thing as too much. “If you had a dollar for every stitch in the face of someone you interviewed, you wouldn’t be here,” she told reporters.

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This Week’s Featured Property

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM

160 Clairmont Road, Salisbury - 3 BR, 2 BA - Great kitchen with granite - Dining area - Large living room with open floor plan

- Ceiling fans - Nice laundry room - Office - Double attached garage

- Garden spot - Mature trees - Lots of privacy - $149,500

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Color the New Year with Trends for 2011 (ARA) - What’s in store for

ence here, but the combina-

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adding accents to a room, changing themes and styles, or even completely redecorating from scratch.” All of next year’s color trends hues can be found within Dutch Boy’s innova-

tive Color Simplicity System. The five 2011 trend palettes are as follows: Worn. The appreciation of

old and naturally rusted or

decayed items is prevalent in

Dutch Boy’s first palette.

The passage of time is held sacred, and beauty is seen in all things weathered from time and the elements. There is a strong influence of holding onto heritage as we continue to move forward and look to the future. A true appreciation of craftsmanship and natural materials and finishes abounds. As such, rusty colors that emanate deep warmth are featured. These include: Brick Fleck, Bittersweet Orange, Na-

ture’s Way and Chestnuts Roasting. Rebirth. Sustainability and the respect for the environment are now a lifestyle. There’s a sense of personal responsibility when it comes to nature. This is reflected in these saturated and wholesome colors. Rich greens are nature inspired and warm golds mirror the vegetables found in a farmers market. Colors in this palette include

the following: Aubusson Vine, Endless Ocean, Brilliant Impression and Nectar.

Abyss. The last 2011 trend revolves around technology. Here, technology influences a stripped-to-the-bone or cel-

Wonder. Escapism and nature-in-the-extreme drive the next trend. There’s a definite need for fun and fantasy to satisfy that inner child that’s in all of us. This trend comes to life with colors such as bright fuchsia, deep blue and cheery aqua, all balanced by a nature-inspired green. You’ll find a hint of 80s influ-

lular level of design. The color palette reflects a void element, as we move into the future and become ever more reliant on online and virtual communication. Colors are neutral and gray and include the following Dutch Boy hues: Gargoyle Shadow, Fresh Linen, Pursuit of Happiness and Piccolo.

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Homes for Sale

1409 South Martin Luther King Jr Ave., 2 BR, 1 BA, fixer upper. Owner financing or cash discount. $750 Down $411/month. 1-803-403-9555

Homes for Sale

3 BR, 2 BA, Attached carport, Rocking Chair front porch, nice yard. R50846 $119,900 Monica Poole 704.245.4628 B&R Realty www.bostandrufty-realty.com

Rockwell

2 BR, 1 BA, hardwood floors, detached carport, handicap ramp. $99,900 R47208 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Need privacy and speed? Ask about our “blind boxes”.

3 BR, 2 BA in Hunters Pointe. Above ground pool, garage, huge area that could easily be finished upstairs. R51150A. $179,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

Salisbury - Newly remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA on large corner lot in New Meadowbrook. plumbing, water heater, roof & stainless steel appliances, heat pump, new kitchen w/granite tops & more. $3500 down + $599/mo. on approved credit. 704-239-1292

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3BR, 2BA. Wonderful location, new hardwoods in master BR and living room. Lovely kitchen with new stainless appliances. Deck, private back yard. $124,900 R51492 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

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474 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, NC

1410 North Main St., China Grove, NC

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New Home

Brand new & ready for you, this home offers 3BR, 2BA, hardwoods, ceramic, stainless appliances, deck. R51547. $99,900. Call Monica today! 704.245.4628 B&R Realty

Forest Creek. 3 BedNew room, 1.5 bath. home priced at only $98,900. R48764 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Over 2 Acres Faith. 1145 Long Creek. 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2 Bonus Rooms. Master on main, Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Storage everywhere. $199,900 or lease for $1,500/mo. Kerry, Key Real Estate 704-8570539 or 704-433-7372. Directions: Faith Rd to L on Rainey. R into Shady Creek.

3 BR, 2 BA, Well established neighborhood. All brick home with large deck. Large 2 car garage. R50188 $163,900 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $164,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Homes for Sale

Homes for Sale

FOR SALE BY OWNER 36.6 ACRES AND HOME

West Rowan – Country Club living in the country. Builder's custom brick home has 4 BR, 3 ½ BA w/main floor master suite. 3300 sqft. + partially finished bonus room. Lots of ceramic and granite. 2 fireplaces with gas logs. 6.5 very private wooded acres. Priced at $399,000. Reduced to sell! $389,000. Call for appt. 704-431-3267

Homes for Sale Salisbury. 925 Agner Rd. Below tax and appraisal value at $399,000. 3 BR/2BA brick home w/sunroom and 2 car garage sits in the middle of this beautiful property. Open and wooded pasture areas w/barn. 704-603-8244 or 704-209-1405

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Kannapolis. 608 J Avenue, 3BR/2BA. Totally remodeled, stainless steel appliances & granite. Rent to own! Owner will help obtain financing. $79,900. Call Scott for information. Lifetime opportunity! 704-880-0764

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Over 4 acres! Immaculate 3BR, 2.5 baths brick ranch with large finished room in basement, 2-car garage, and utility/bath. Ready to move into! New roof in 2007, new paint, new carpet, replacement windows, 2 fireplaces. Small barns and several outbuildings. Some new appliances and much more! Call Cathy or Trent Griffin ! Priced at $197,600. R51739

645 DAVIS FARM DRIVE Beautiful one owner home. Behind closet in upstairs is extra storage. Large Owner's bathroom with whirlpool, shower, two sinks plus glass blocks to let light in. Large 2 car garage just pull in and enter into laundry/mud room. Great room has cathedral ceiling. Entrance into home has cathedral ceiling with large upstairs window. Plenty of light. $198,374-R51552 DIRECTIONS: From Jake Alexander Blvd. W turn Left onto Highway 150W toward Mooresville. Continue to Patterson Road and turn Left. Continue to Davis Farm Entrance and turn Right. Home on Left See sign.

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Immaculate home. Large private deck and sunroom overlooks inviting pool. Home in Cul-de-sac. Tons of storage. Dual HVAC-3 bedrooms-2.5 baths. 2100+ sqft. Forest Ridge subdivision! Call Vicki Medlin! Priced at $212,000. R51741 Located in Concord is this home with a basement and 7.8 acres of land. 3 bedrooms 2 baths. 1500 sqft main level and 1275 basement. Call Sheryl Fry! Priced at $229,000R51707.

Salisbury. 2 or 3 bedroom Townhomes. For information, call Summit Developers, Inc. 704-797-0200

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NEW LISTINGS

305 LAUREL VALLEY WAY Located on 12th tee. Beautiful hardwood floors, large living room and formal dining room. Large laundry room with sink and cabinets, oversized 2 car garage, large patio off greatroom. Greatroom has 2 story ceiling, fireplace, wood floors. Kitchen offers granite counter tops, lots of cabinets, a butler's pantry, under cabinet lighting. Must see to appreciate. SPECIAL FINANCING AVAILABLE! Come by Sunday! Priced at $359,900-R50085 DIRECTIONS: Jake Alexander Blvd. to right on Laurel Valley Way. House on right.

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Homes for Sale

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Great Location

Very nice 2 BR 2.5 BA condo overlooking golf course and pool! Great views, freshly decorated, screened in porch at rear. T51378. $103,900 Monica Poole B&R Realty 704-245-4628

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A Must See

3 BR, 2 BA, newer kitchen, large dining room, split bedrooms, nice porches, huge detached garage, concrete drives. R51548 $89,500. Monica Poole 704-245-4628 B&R Realty

Homes for Sale

Salisbury

REDUCED

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China Grove, 2 new homes under construction ... buy now and pick your own colors. Priced at only $114,900 and comes with a stove and dishwasher. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

Homes for Sale

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Fulton Heights

E. Spencer

Alexander Place

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This home with 2 bedrooms and a bath. New front porch, new gas pak, new hardwood floors, new bathroom floor. Investors need to look at this home! Already rented! Priced at $58,900. Call Cary Grant! R51740

PRICE REDUCTIONS

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Land for Sale

3 BR, 2.5 BA, wonderful home on over 2 acres, horses allowed, partially fenced back yard, storage building. $164,900 R51465 B&R Realty 704.633.2394

Land for Sale

High Rock waterfront, beautiful, gently sloping, wooded in Waters Edge subdivision. Approx. 275' deep, 100' waterline. Excellent HOA. For Sale By Owner. $248,000. Appraisal available. Call 704-609-5650

25 Acres Beautiful Land for Sale by Owner 1 Hr to/from Charlotte, NC near Cleveland & Woodleaf & 3 Interstates: I-40, I-77, I-85. Restricted, no mobile or mod. Very rural, mostly wooded. Good hunting, deer, small game. Frontage on Hobson Rd., 2nd gravel driveway beside 2075 Hobson Rd mailbox. GPS zip code 27013. Safe distance from cities. Need sale this year. No reasonable offer refused. Owner phone: 336-766-6779, or Email to: hjthabet@cs.com See photos and directions:

********************** Front St. 3.37 acres, almost completed 50' x100' bldg. $44K. 704-636-1477 Beautiful year round creek, 3.06 acres. Buy now, build later, $47,900 owner fin. 704-563-8216 Davie County - 10 minutes from Catawba. 10-80 acres. 336-998-9626 daytime / 336-998-5376 evenings

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1755 Hwy 29 S. China Grove

Stonewall Rd-3 Bd-2.5 Ba-2200 sqft-REDUCED TO Willow Road-4 Bd-3.5 Ba-3505 sqft-REDUCED TO $229,900- Linker Road-4 Bd-3 Ba-2838 sqft-6.43 acres-REDUCED TO $167,000-R50151-Call Jayne Land! R-51094- Call Jane Bryan $349,900-R51213-Call Mitzi Crane

AGENTS ON DUTY

TRENT GRIFFIN, REALTOR..............................................................704-798-4868 JEANIE BEAVER, BROKER IN CHARGE,GRI.....................................704-202-4738 TOM KARRIKER, REALTOR, ABR, SRES...........................................704-560-1873 JANE BRYAN, REALTOR, GRI...........................................................704-798-4474 HELEN MILES, REALTOR, GRI .........................................................704-433-4501 JAYNE LAND, REALTOR, GRI...........................................................704-433-6621 KESHIA SHERRILL, REALTOR..........................................................704-433-7187 PAM NESBIT, REALTOR....................................................................704-640-4987 CHRIS LANKFORD, REALTOR ..........................................................704-213-3935 MITZI CRANE, REALTOR..................................................................704-798-4506 MARY STAFFORD, REALTOR............................................................704-267-4487 DIANNE GREENE,BROKER, OWNER,CRS,GRI .................................704-202-5789 JERRY DAVIS, REALTOR ..................................................................704-213-0826 PEGGY MANGOLD, REALTOR..........................................................704-640-8811 VICKI MEDLIN, REALTOR ................................................................704-640-2477 CATHY GRIFFIN, REALTOR, GRI......................................................704-213-2464 DEBORAH JOHNSON, REALTOR .....................................................704-239-7491 LIN LITAKER, REALTOR, GRI,CRS,ABR............................................704-647-8741 SUE MACLAMROC, REALTOR...........................................................704-202-4464 SHERYL FRY, REALTOR....................................................................704-239-0852 C. CARY GRANT, REALTOR, GRI.......................................................704-239-5274 HEATHER GURLEY, REALTOR ..........................................................704-640-3998

Deborah Johnson REALTOR

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Cathy Griffin REALTOR, GRI

Pam Nesbit REALTOR

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Olde Fields Subdivision. ½ acre to over 2 acre lots available starting at B&R Realty $36,000. 704.633.2394 Southwestern Rowan Co.

mortgage lenders

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LENDER/PHONE

704.857.0539

AGENTS

First row: Kerry Robson, Ellen Carter, Barbara Collins, Sheila Sadighi. Second row: Jim Crawford, Jean Miller, Cindy Thompson, Cindy Ehrman, Cindy Martens, Barry Abrams

OLD MOCKSVILLE RD – Updated, brick home, full livable basement, screen porch. Property includes 2 cottages with 2 bedrooms with 1 bath each. Lovely landscaping. Lots to see here. #51037 Barbara

HWY 152 EAST AREA ON WEST PARK DRIVE. This is a little dollhouse! 2 baths, beautiful flooring, tiled sunroom, lots of updating, almost an acre. This is a must see! #51472 Barbara

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Knox Farm Subdivision. Beautiful lots available now starting at $19,900. B&R Realty 704.633.2394

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Barnhardt Meadows. Quality home sites in country setting, restricted, pool and pool House complete. Use your builder or let us build for you. Lots start at $24,900. B&R Realty 704-633-2394

No acreage requirements. Financing available for lots to large tracts and even homes inside the city limits. Call Libby or Janie for more information.

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N. Rowan-Nice, wooded subdivision lot. $15,300. 51225. Varina Bunts B&R Realty 704.640.5200

2BR brick duplex with carport, convenient to hospita. $450 per month. 704-637-1020

Manufactured Home Sales

AAA+ Apartments $425-$950/mo. Chambers Realty 704-637-1020

$500 Down moves you in. Call and ask me how? Please call (704) 225-8850 3rd Creek Ch. Rd. 3BR, 2BA. DW. .71 acre. 1,700 sq. ft. FP, LR, den. $540 about. Fin. avail. 704-489-1158 American Homes of Rockwell Oldest Dealer in Rowan County. Best prices anywhere. 704-279-7997 Harrison Rd. near Food Lion. 3BR, 2BA. 1 ac. 1,800 sq. ft., big BR, retreat, huge deck. $580/mo. Financing avail. 704-489-1158 Salisbury Area 3 or 4 bedroom, 2 baths, $500 down under $700 per month. 704-225-8850 Salisbury

OWNER FINANCING! NO MONEY DOWN!

Singlewide, 3BR/2BA, on ¾ acre, wooded lot, newly renovated, all appliances, well water 704-633-8533 after 5pm

Real Estate Services Allen Tate Realtors Daniel Almazan, Broker 704-202-0091 www.AllenTate.com B & R REALTY 704-633-2394 www.bostandrufty-realty.com

Century 21 Towne & Country 474 Jake Alexander Blvd. (704)637-7721 Forest Glen Realty Darlene Blount, Broker 704-633-8867 KEY REAL ESTATE, INC. 1755 U.S. HWY 29. South China Grove, NC 28023 704-857-0539 Rebecca Jones Realty 610 E. Liberty St, China Grove 704-857-SELL www.rebeccajonesrealty.com

Rowan Realty www.rowanrealty.net, Professional, Accountable, Personable . 704-633-1071 William R. Kennedy Realty 428 E. Fisher Street 704-638-0673

Real Estate Commercial

Convenience store business for sale with large game room/mini bar. Includes all stock, security system, ice maker, coolers, etc. $20,000. Will consider trade for mobile home & land. 704-857-0625 Downtown Salis, 2300 sf office space, remodeled, off street pking. 633-7300

Wanted: Real Estate *Cash in 7 days or less *Facing or In Foreclosure *Properties in any condition *No property too small/large Call 24 hours, 7 days ** 704-239-2033 ** $$$$$$

Airport Rd. area. 118-A Overbrook Rd. ½ rent for December. 2 story apt. $535/mo. Very nice. Daytime 704-637-0775 Airport Rd. Duplex. 2BR, 2BA. $575/mo. 2BR, 1BA $550/mo., lease + dep., water furnished. No pets. Call 704-637-0370 Airport Rd., 1BR with stove, refrig., garbage pickup & water incl. Month-month lease. No pets. $400/mo+$300 deposit. Furnished $425/mo. 704-279-3808

BEST VALUE Quiet & Convenient, 2 bedroom town house, 1½ baths. All Electric, Central heat/air, no pets, pool. $550/mo. Includes water & basic cable.

West Side Manor Robert Cobb Rentals 2345 Statesville Blvd. Near Salisbury Mall

704-633-1234 China Grove. 2BR, 2BA. All electric. Clean & safe. No pets. $575/month + deposit. 704-202-0605 China Grove. One room eff. w/ private bathroom & kitchenette. All utilities incl'd. $379/mo. + $100 deposit. 704-857-8112

Apartments WELCOME HOME TO DEER PARK APTS. We have immediate openings for 1 & 2 BR apts. Call or come by and ask about our move-in specials. 704-278-4340 for info. For immediate info call 1-828-442-7116

Moreland Pk area. 2BR all appliances furnished. $495-$595/mo. negotiable. Deposit Section 8 welcome. 336-247-2593 Moving to Town? Need a home or Apartment? We manage rental homes & apartments. Call and let us help you. Waggoner Realty Co. 704-633-0462

Condos and Townhomes

Colonial Village Apts. “A Good Place to Live” 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Affordable & Spacious Water Included 704-636-8385 Eaman Park Apts. 2BR, 1BA. Near Salisbury High. $375/mo. Newly renovated. No pets. 704-798-3896 East Schools. 3BR. Refrigerator and stove. Central air and heat. Please call 704-638-0108. Franklin St. 2 BR, 1 BA. Newly refurbished inside. Rent $495, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 Granite Quarry. 2BR, 1BA duplex. Stove & refrigerator furnished. $435/mo. + dep. No pets. 704-279-3406 Holly Leaf Apts. 2BR, 1½BA. $555. Kitchen appliances, W/D connection, cable ready. 704-637-5588

Homeplace At Tyro School Apartments Now accepting applications for 1 BR apts for persons 62 yrs & older. Rent is based on your income. Call 336236-0056 or TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962.

Houses for Rent

Hidden Creek, Large 2 BR, 2 BA end unit, all appl. pool + W/D, $795/mo + $400 dep. Ref. 1 yr. lease, no smoking, no pets. 704-640-8542

2 to 5 BR. HUD Section 8. Nice homes, nice st areas. Call us 1 . 704-630-0695

Wiltshire Village Condo for Rent, $700. 2nd floor. Want a 2BR, 2BA in a quiet setting? Call Bryce, Wallace Realty 704-202-1319

Near Va. 2BR, 1BA. $550/mo. Includes water. Security, application. 704-239-4883 Broker Rockwell Area. Apt. & Duplexes. $500-$600. 2BR Quiet Community. Marie Leonard-Hartsell at Wallace Realty 704-239-3096 Salisbury City, 2BR/1BA, very spacious, $1,000 s.f., cent air/heat, $450/mo + dep. 704-640-54750

3 Homes. 2-East district, 1Carson district. 3 BR, 2 BA. $800-$1050. Lease, dep. & ref. req. 704.798.7233 3BR/2BA 131 Cross Dr New carpet Fresh paint, $775/mo. + $750 deposit. Private setting, 20x20 deck 704209-2291 No Section 8 Available for rent – Homes and Apartments Salisbury/Rockwell Eddie Hampton 704-640-7575 Carolina Blvd. 3BR, 2BA. All appliances incl., 4-car carport, big yard. $800/mo + deposit. 704-637-6618

Colony Garden Apartments 2BR and 1-1/2 BA Town Homes $575/mo. College Students Welcome! Near Salisbury VA Hospital 704-762-0795

Concord. Move in ready, completely furnished downtown condo. $500 dep. + $550/mo. 704-782-1881

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

Houses for Rent

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Faith/Carson district. 3BR / 2BA, no smoking, no pets. $650/mo + dep + refs. 704-279-8428

Hurley School area. 3BR, 2BA. Carport, fenced yard. Storage building. Newly remodeled. $800/mo. + deposit. Call 704-636-8058

3BR, 2BA home at Crescent Heights. Call 704-239-3690 for info. E. Rowan, 3BR/2BA, deck, all electric, no pets. $750/mo + $750 dep. Sect. 8 OK. Credit check. 704-293-0168.

Fulton St. 3 BR, 1 ½ BA. Refrigerator, stove furnished. Rent $725, Dep., $700. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

Lake Front

E. Spencer - 2 BR, 1 BA, wheelchair access. Includes stove, refrigerator. Section 8 ok, vets ok. 704-639-0155

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Rockwell, 8565 Hwy 52, 2BR/1½BA Beautiful fireplace, wood floors & pine cabinets with built-ins, includes appliances & washer & dryer. East Rowan schools. No pets. $665/mo. Lease & Deposit. 704-209-0131 for Application

High Rock Lake home! 3 BR, 2½BA. Open concept living to enjoy beautiful lake views. Private master suite. Plus addt'l living space in basement. Large deck and dockable pier. 1 year lease. $1300/month. Convenient to I-85. www.casuallakeliving.com Call 336-798-6157 Houses: 3BRs, 1BA. Apartments: 2 & 3 BR's, 1BA Deposit required. Faith Realty 704-630-9650

Lake front house on High Rock Lake. 2 BR, 1 BA. Avail. Feb. 1st. Rent from Oct. to Mar. $600/ mo. Rent from Apr. to Sept. $700/mo. Contact Dwayne at 704-213-3667

Old Concord Rd., 3 BR, 1 BA, has refrigerator, stove & big yard. No pets. $595/rent + $595/dep. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

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511 Walton Road. Nice 2 bedroom apartment. Central heat & air, water furnished. $450/mo. + $450 deposit. References required. Nice landlord. Call 704-636-2486. or 336-752-2246

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Salisbury. 2BR, 2BA spacious 1st floor condo. Appliances, fireplace, covered porch. Pool, tennis court. $750/mo. + deposit. Rent to own possible. 704-209-1805 Lv. msg.

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CLANCY HILLS APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR, conveniently in Salisbury. located Handicap accessible units available. Section 8 assistance available. 704-6366408. Office Hours: M–F 9:00-12:00. TDD Relay 1-800-735-2962 Equal Housing Opportunity. Prince Charles Renovated Condos, Large Floor Plans, 1250-4300 sq.ft. Safe inside entrances. Walking distance to Downtown Salisbury. Special Financing Terms. Call: 704-202-6676

Apartments Salisbury, city. 2BR, 1BA. Stove, refrigerator. New carpet. $500/mo., $500 dep. 704-633-4081 Salisbury. Free Rent, Free Water, New All Elec. Heat/air, on bus route. $495. 704-239-0691 Spencer. 2BR/1½ BA, appls w/ W/D hook up, security lights, no pets, Sect. 8 OK. 704-279-3990 STONWYCK VILLIAGE IN GRANITE QUARRY Nice 2BR, energy efficient apt., stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, water & sewer furnished, central heat/ac, vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer connection. $495 to $550 /Mo, $400 deposit. 1 year lease, no pets. 704-279-3808

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KERN CARLTON ROAD - This water front lot offers 1.41 ACRES on High Rock Lake in a private Gated Community, The Reserve. This is the ultimate in nature reserve lake lots. Truely a must see! Convenants and restrictions available. Large lot, good water and exceptional views Lot prices starting in the .$140's Lot#10 MLS#50902 www.thepoeteam.com 704 756 6930 email :poehouse@salisbury.net

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Cleveland – Old West Rowan YMCA. Price reduced 50% to $187,500. 20 +/- acres – three buildings and an inground pool. Over 45,000 sq. ft. Prior use was elementary school – convenient to Salisbury and Statesville – Call NASH ISENHOWER 704-639-4836 MLS#45770

305 STONE RIDGE DR.- Lot # 4 - Restricted residential building lot. Build your custom dream home. This subdivision is located near shopping, convenient to I-85 and is very desirable. Modestly priced. 1.12 acres. www.thepoeteam.com 704 756 6930- NANCY POE MLS#51404 email:poehouse@salisbury.net

14615 Old Beatty Ford Rd. Rarely do you see the old homeplace come on the market! This property, built in 1900, is truly one that takes you back to when life was much more simple. The 2 story house has a beautiful hallway with a gorgeous staircase. Large kitchen, master bedroom on main floor. Wood stove. 2 bedrooms upstairs. Fenced area for the horses. Barn, storage sheds, white picket decorative fencing. 4.7 acres. www.Salisbury-NCRealEstate.com. Call THE DOVER TEAM 704-633-1111 OR 704239-3010. MLS#51685. $159,900.

112 Pleasant Creek Dr., Cleveland. Beautiful hardwood floors, lots of tile, granite countertops in kitchen and baths and very open floor plan. Cherry cabinetry. Greatroom has beautiful fireplace with gas logs. All on one level except for bonus room. Brick and stone front and vinyl siding. The first of 8 homes in this neighborhood to be built by Belk and Belk Construction. www.Salisbury-NC-RealEstate.com. Call THE DOVER TEAM 704-633-1111 OR 704-239-3010 MLS#51694. $315,000

904 Holmes St. House is close to doctors offices and hospital. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large den/bonus room. Needs TLC. Would make nice investment property. Large backyard. Storage building. www.Salisbury-NC-RealEstate.com. Call THE DOVER TEAM 704-633-1111 OR 704-239-3010 MLS#51703. $56,500

6155 Southern Lane. 3 bedroom, 2 bath house on large lot. Living room has fireplace with gas logs. Heated and Cooled Sunroom. Pull down stairway to attic. Attached Garage. Call THE DOVER TEAM 704-633-1111 OR 704-239-3010 MLS#51713. $98,500

330 Spence Dr. Like new home on large lot in Landsdowne. House is brick and vinyl and has a private fenced back yard. Master bedroom with walkin closet and bath (whirlpool tub, separate shower) on main level. Upstairs are 3 other bedrooms and loft overlooking sunken great room with fireplace. Kitchen is huge - eat in. Gorgeous paladian windows. Walk in attic space. Lots of storage. www.Salisbury-NCRealEstate.com Call THE DOVER TEAM 704-633-1111 OR 704-239-3010 MLS#51734 $226,500

102 Wyndham Way. 4 BR, 3.5 BA brick 2 story in Forest Glen. Beautiful wood floors, columns, plantation shutters and blinds throughout. Den w/ fireplace and gas logs and builtins. Kitchen has island, countertop range, double wall ovens, microwave, refrigerator, pantry, 7x7 office off kitchen. 8x6 laundry. 5x10 mudroom to triple garage. Bonus upstairs has built ins and wet bar. Master BR has large closet and bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Other bedrooms (2 with built ins) have Jack and Jill Baths. Brick rear patio. Floored walk-in attic. Corner lot. Call THE DOVER TEAM 704-633-1111 OR 704-239-3010 MLS#51736 $549,000

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1 & 2BR. Nice, well maintained, responsible landlord. $415-$435. Salisbury, in town. 704-642-1955 1 BR, 1 BA in Granite Quarry. $375/mo. + $375 dep. No Pets. W/D hookups. 704-202-5594

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2 BR, 1 BA at Willow Oaks on Old Concord Rd. Has refrigerator & stove. All elect. Rent $399, Dep. $400. Rowan Properties 704-633-0446 2 BR, 1 BA, close to Salisbury High. Rent $425, dep. $400. Call Rowan Properties 704-633-0446

2BR, 1BA Duplex Central heat/air, appliances, laundry room, yardwork incl. Fenced backyard, storage building. $600/mo. plus $600 deposit 704-633-2219

704-633-8095 Residential & Commercial

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1BR/1BA duplex fully furnished. TV, BR suite, LR furniture, refrig., washer / dryer, Sect. 8 approved. Heat, air, electricity & water incl'd. $750/mo + $500 dep. 704-636-1850

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Off Airport Rd. 3BR, 1½BA brick house. Hrd flrs. 1 acre lot. $575/mo. $300 sec. deposit. 704-326-5073

Salisbury 2BR. $525 and up. GOODMAN RENTALS 704-633-4802

Salisbury 4BR/2BA, brick ranch, basement, 2,000 SF, garage, nice area. $1,195/mo. 704-630-0695

Salisbury/Spencer area 2-6 BR houses. Cent. heat & AC. $550- $850/ month. Jim 704-202-9697

Salisbury N. Fulton St., 2BR/1BA Duplex, limit 3, no pets, $525/month + deposit. 704-855-2100

Rockwell, near Rockwell Park. 2BR, 1½BA. Brick home w/garage, deck. Very nice neighborhood. All appl. $650/mo. + dep. 704-6365992 or 704-245-8123 Rowan County. 2 & 3 BR homes. All electric. Free water & sewer. $450$675/mo. 704-633-6035 Salis., 2 BR, 1 BA $550; 3 BR, 1.5 BA $800, E. Spen. 2 BR, 1 BA $425 Carolina-Piedmont Properties 704-248-2520 Salis., 3BR/1BA Duplex. Elec., appls, hookups. By Headstart. $500 & ½ MO FREE! No pets. 704-636-3307

Salisbury City, Near Rowan Regional Medical Center. 4BR /2½BA, 2 car garage, fenced-in yard, many ugrades. $1,400 per month, $1,000 deposit, one year minimum. Credit check & references required. 704-232-0823

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Salisbury, 1314 Lincolnton Rd., 2 BR, 1 BA brick house. Hardwood floors throughout, close to Jake Alexander Blvd. Wallace Realty 704-636-2021 Salisbury, in country. 3BR, 2BA. With in-law apartment. $1000/mo. No pets. Deposit & ref. 704855-2100 Salisbury, S. Main St, 3BR/1½BA, cent. H/A, W/D hookup, big kitchen, stove & refrig, garage, $550/mo. Application is req'd and deposit req'd. M-F 9am5pm. 704-637-3889 Salisbury-2 BR, 1 BA, brick, off Jake Alex., Remodeled, central heat/ air, $550/mo. 704-640-5750

3 BR, 2 BA, West Schools. Quiet, private location in nice subdivision. 3 miles to mall. Central heat/air, appliances, dishwasher, wired storage building, concrete drive. $800 plus deposit. 704-279-0476

303-B W. Council St. Impressive entry foyer w/mahoghany staircase. Downstairs: L/R, country kit. w/FP. Laundry room, ½BA. Upstairs: 2BR, jacuzzi BA. Uniquely historic, but modern. 704-691-4459

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Spencer. 3BRs & 2BAs. Remodeled. Great area! Owner financing available. 704-202-2696

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1 Month Free Rent! Salisbury, Kent Executive Park office suites, $100 & up. Utilities paid. Conference room, internet access, break room, ample parking. 704-202-5879

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Office and Commercial Rental

China Grove. 1200 sq ft. $800/mo + deposit. Call 704-855-2100

Office Building with 3 office suites; small office in office complex avail.; 5,000 sq.ft. warehouse w/loading docks & small office. Call Bradshaw Real Estate 704-633-9011

Salisbury. 12,000 sq ft corner building at Jake Alexander and Industrial Blvd. Ideal for retail office space, church, etc. Heat and air. Please call 704279-8377 with inquiries.

Furnished Key Man Office Suites - $250-350. Jake & 150. Util & internet incl. 704-721-6831 Granite Quarry - Start the New Year Right! Only two units left! Move in by 1/31/11 and pay no rent until 4/1/11. Comm. Metal Bldg. perfect for hobbyist or contractor. Call for details 704-232-3333 Numerous Commercial and office rentals to suit your needs. Ranging from 500 to 5,000 sq. ft. Call Victor Wallace at Wallace Realty, 704-636-2021

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450 to 1,000 sq. ft. of Warehouse Space off Jake Alexander Blvd. Call 704279-8377 or 704-279-6882

Body Shop Concord area, across from hospital. Body shop/detail shop. Great location. Frame rack, paint booth, turn key ready. 704-622-0889

Prime Location, 1800+ sq.ft. (will consider subdividing) 5 private offices, built in reception desk. Large open space with dividers, 2 bathrooms and breakroom. Ample parking Alexander 464 Jake Blvd. 704 223 2803

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We have office suites available in the Executive Center. First Month Free with No Deposit! With all utilities from $150 and up. Lots of amenities. Call Karen Rufty at B & R Realty 704-202-6041 www.bostandrufty-realty.com

Salisbury. Six individual offices, new central heat/air, heavily insulated for energy efficiency, fully carpeted (to be installed) except stone at entrance. Conference room, employee break room, tile bathroom, and nice, large reception area. Perfect location near the Court House and County Building. Want to lease but will sell. Perfect for dual occupancy. By appointment only. 704-636-1850

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Spencer Shops Lease great retail space for as little as $750/mo for 2,000 sq ft at. 704-431-8636 Warehouse space / manufacturing as low as $1.25/sq. ft./yr. Deposit. Call 704-431-8636

Manufactured Home for Rent Between Salis. & China Grove. 2BR. No pets. Appl. & trash pickup incl. $475/ mo + dep. 704-855-7720 Camp Rd, 2BR, 1BA. Appls, water, sewer, trash incl. Pet OK. $475/mo. + $475 dep. 704-279-7463

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Manufactured Home for Rent

East area. Completely remodeled 1BR. Perfect for one or two people. Trash & lawn service. $360/mo. + deposit. 704-640-2667

Salis 3990 Statesville Blvd., Lot 12, 3BR/2BA, $439/mo. + dep. FOR SALE OR RENT! 704-640-3222

East Rowan. 2BR. trash and lawn service included. No pets. $450 month. 704-433-1255 Ellis Park. 3BR/2BA. Appls., water, sewer, incl'd. $525/mo. + $525 deposit. Pet OK. 704-279-7463 Faith 2BR/2BA, private lot, appliances included, $490/mo + dep. No pets. 704-279-3518 Faith. 2BR, 1BA. Water, trash, lawn maint. incl. No pets. Ref. $425. 704-2794282 or 704-202-3876

West & South Rowan. 2 & 3 BR. No pets. Perfect for 3. Water included. Please call 704-857-6951

Rooms for Rent Long Ferry Rd area & Grove St. Starting at $75/wk, utilities incl'd, small dep req'd. 704-469-8657 MILLER HOTEL Rooms for Rent Weekly $110 & up 704-855-2100 Salisbury

Hurley School Rd. 2 BR, 2 BA. Nice yard, subdivision. Central air/ heat. $460/mo. + dep. 704-640-5750

Carson H.S. Area–2 BR, 1 BA. $400/mo. 3 BR, 2 BA, $485/mo. + dep. NO PETS! 704-239-2833

Landis. 3BR, 2 full BA. Laminate hardwood, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub. Incl. water, sewer & trash. $575 + dep. 704-202-3790

East Area. 2BR, water, trash. Limit 2. Dep. req. No pets. Call 704-6367531 or 704-202-4991

Rockwell. 2BR, 2BA. Appl., water, sewer, trash service incl. $500/mo. + dep. Pets OK. 704-279-7463

West 13th St., in well established, nice neighborhood, totally furnished, internet, microwave, range, refrigerator, washer & dryer, all utitilies included. Single person only. No pets. $110/wk. + small deposit. 336-927-1738

Home

Keep out cold and pests - Call a professional below! Doors and Windows Check the condition of all caulking. Cold air could seep in around dryer vents as well as doors and windows. If you find any caulk that is cracking or peeling, replace it immediately. Install insulated windows.

Insulation Check the condition of the insulation in your attic and basement. Replace any that needs it and add more to make your home energy efficient.

Chimney Have your chimney cleaned by a professional and install a screen over it to keep out animals, birds and debris.

Garage Doors Make sure the weather stripping at the bottom of your garage door is in good condition and keep snow and ice away from the door to prevent it from warping.

Driveways, Patios and Walks Inspect your driveways, patios and walks and repair any places where the concrete is cracked or broken.

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Siding Inspect the siding on your home and replace any pieces that are loose or warped.

Plumbing Become familiar with your plumbing. Find out where the pipes are located and learn how to shut off the water in case the pipes should freeze. Drain and store all garden hoses and sprinklers.

Porches and Decks Look over your porches and decks. Replace any rotten or warped boards and repair all broken handrails or steps. Make sure the lights and timers work.

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Gutters and Downspouts Clean the debris from your gutters and downspouts to prevent rainwater from backing up and freezing. Check the ridge vents as well, making sure they are free of debris.

Roofs Inspect your roof and replace any rotten or cracked shingles. If you have a chimney vent, dormer or skylight, make sure the joints are protected by a metal flashing and the edges of the flashing are sealed with roof cement to prevent leaks.

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Carport and Garages Auctions Auction Thursday 12pm 429 N. Lee St. Salisbury Antiques, Collectibles, Used Furniture 704-213-4101 Carolina's Auction Rod Poole, NCAL#2446 Salisbury (704)633-7369

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Job Seeker meeting at 112 E. Main St., Rockwell. 6:30pm Mons. Rachel Corl, Auctioneer. 704-279-3596 KEN WEDDINGTON Total Auctioneering Services 140 Eastside Dr., China Grove 704-8577458 License 392 R. Giles Moss Auction & Real Estate-NCAL #2036. Full Service Auction Company. Estates ** Real Estate Had your home listed a long time? Try selling at auction. 704-782-5625

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Carport and Garages Lippard Garage Doors Installations, repairs, electric openers. 704636-7603 / 704-798-7603

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Child Care and Nursery Schools

Carpet and Flooring “Allbrite Carpet Cleaning” Eric Fincher. Reasonable rate. 20+ years experience. 704-720-0897

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WANTED Salespeople. Sales experience necessary. Top pay & benefits. Start the new year right! Call Greg, 704-792-9700

Weedman - Customer Reps Needed Seeking enthusiastic & outgoing people. No selling involved, full training provided. M-F, 4-9 pm & Sat 10am2pm. Earn $8/hr + bonuses. Begin Immediately. Call today at 704-637-8780

Reliable Fence All Your Fencing Needs, Reasonable Rates, 21 years experience. (704)640-0223

Financial Services “We can erase your bad credit — 100% guaranteed” The Federal Trade Commission says any credit repair company that claims to be able to legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report is lying. There's no easy fix for bad credit. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit. A message from The Salisbury Post & the FTC.

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Piedmont AC & Heating Electrical Services Lowest prices in town!! 704-213-4022

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To apply, fax resume to: 704-636-7772 or call: 704-633-3211 or 704-633-8233 ext. 20 to schedule an interview Healthcare

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Position Avail. for LPN or RN. Full Time, Apply in person. No phone calls please. Brightmoor Nursing Center, 610 W. Fisher St.

Nonprofit agency seeking individual to work with group mentoring and re-entry programs. Associates Degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Must be familiar with community resources and comfortable working with at-risk youth. Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and criminal background check required. Send resume and cover letter by January 14 to: RCYSB, P.O. Box 4217, Salisbury, NC 28145-4217. NO PHONE CALLS

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Around the House Repairs Carpentry. Electrical. Plumbing. H & H Construction 704-633-2219

Browning ConstructionStructural repair, flooring installations, additions, decks, garages. 704-637-1578 LGC

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Garages, new homes, remodeling, roofing, siding, back hoe, loader 704-6369569 Maddry Const Lic G.C. HMC Handyman Services. Any job around the house. Please call 704-239-4883 Hometown Lawn Care & Handyman Service. Mowing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs ~inside & out. Comm, res. Insured. Free estimates. “No job too small” 704-433-7514 Larry Sheets, owner

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Quality work at affordable prices NC G.C. #17608 NC Home Inspector #107. Complete contracting service, under home repairs, foundation and masonry repairs, light tractor work and property maintenence. 36 Years Exp. We accept Visa/MC. 704-633-3584 www.professionalservicesunltd.com Duke C. Brown Sr. Owner

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This is a rough guide to help plan your stops, actual areas are determined by zip code. Please see map in your Salisbury Post or online at salisburypost.com under Marketplace click on 'Yard Sale Map' to see details.

TH Jones Mini-Max Storage 116 Balfour Street Granite Quarry Please 704-279-3808

ALL home repairs. 704857-2282. Please call! I need the work. Roofing, siding, decks, windows.

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

Painting and Decorating

Earl's Lawn Care

Bowen Painting Interior and Exterior Painting 704-630-6976.

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Cathy's Painting Service Interior & exterior, new & repaints. 704-279-5335

GAYLOR'S LAWNCARE For ALL your lawn care needs! *FREE ESTIMATES* 704-639-9925/ 704-640-0542

Anthony's Scrap Metal Service. Top prices paid for any type of metal or batteries. Free haul away. 704-433-1951

SEAMLESS GUTTER Licensed Contractor C.M. Walton Construction, 704-202-8181

Guttering, leaf guard, metal & shingle roofs. Ask about tax credits.

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Outdoors By Overcash Mowing, shrub trimming & leaf blowing. 704-630-0120

Lawn Maint. & Landscaping

WANTED TO BUY Old Colts & Thompson Center Cherokees and Senecas. Please call 704-640-3990

Lyerly's ATV & Mower Repair Free estimates. All types of repairs Pickup/delivery avail. 704-642-2787

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We will come to you! F David, 704-314-7846

Antiques & Collectibles

Roofing and Guttering

Tree Service Graham's Tree Service Free estimates, reasonable rates. Licensed, Insured, Bonded. 704-633-9304

Complete crawlspace work, Wood floor leveling, jacks installed, rotten wood replaced due to water or termites, brick/block/tile work, foundations, etc. 704-933-3494

Area 4 - E. Rowan incl. Granite Quarry, Faith, Rockwell & Gold Hill

Moving and Storage

Stoner Painting Contractor

The Floor Doctor

Area 2 – W. Rowan incl Woodleaf, Mt. Ulla & Cleveland

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Area 3 - S. Rowan incl Landis, China Grove, Kannapolis & Mooresville

RUSHCO MARKETS IS

Beaver Grading Quality work, reasonable rates. Free Estimates 704-6364592

OLYMPIC DRYWALL

704-279-2600

SKILLED LABOR Experienced Diesel Mechanic wanted. Send resume to PO Box 302, Mocksville NC 27028

CUSTOMER SERVICE CASHIERS

Half-time director of Reclaiming Futures initiative, half-time Teen Court program director. BA/BS in social work, education or related field required. Must be familiar with community resources and comfortable working with at-risk youth. Experience in data collection/analysis required. Send resume and cover letter by January 14 to: RCYSB, P.O. Box 4217, Salisbury, NC 28145-4217. NO PHONE CALLS

Heating and Air Conditioning

New Homes Additions & Repairs Small Commercial

Employment

Customer Service

Project/Program Director

Drywall Services

Fencing Home Daycare has openings 1st shift. Birth to 4 years. 704-636-3180

Earn extra holiday cash. $10 to start. 704-2329800 or 704-278-2399

Other

www.gilesmossauction.com

Rowan Auction Co. Professional Auction Services: Salis., NC 704-633-0809 Kip Jennings NCAL 6340.

$10 to start. Earn 40%. Call 704-754-2731 or 704-607-4530

Sales

Industrial

Fencing

We can provide you with an affordable customized home cleaning service. Have your home cleaned the way you like it! Insured, refs available. Call Kim Taft! 704-433-2502

Perry's Overhead Doors Sales, Service & Installation, Residential / Commercial. Wesley Perry 704-279-7325

Employment

NOW HIRING !

There is a NEW group of people EVERY day, looking for a DEAL in the classifieds.

704-633-8950

Employment

Industrial Maintenance Tech. needed for local manufacturing plant. Strong electrical background req. Servo, DC Drive, & PLC experience a plus. Permanent position w/excellent benefits package. Resume w/references req. Send resume to Box 404 c/o Salisbury Post, PO Box 4639, Salisbury NC 28145

You can drive a truck and have a home life We operate primarily in SE TN, AL, GA, KY and NC and VA. Two years tractor-trailer experience required. Must be DOT qualified and have a Safe Driving Record.

Looking for a new pet? owner? home?

RN's, LPN's & PRN's needed all shifts. Competitive wages. Please submit resume to NC Veteran's Home, 1601 Brenner Ave., Building 10, Salisbury, NC 28145.

Employment

Junk Removal

Manufactured Home Services

CASH FOR JUNK CARS And batteries. Call 704-279-7480 or 704-798-2930

Mobile Home Supplies~ City Consignment Company New & Used Furniture. Please Call 704636-2004

WILL BUY OLD CARS With keys, title or proof of ownership, $200 and up. (Salisbury area only) R.C.'s Garage & Salvage 704-636-8130 704-267-4163

Miscellaneous Services

Put your picture in your business or service ad for instant recognition.

BSMR Sewing Machine Repair Household sewing machines, new and older models and parts.

704-797-6840 704-797-6839

• 25 years exp. • Int./Ext. painting • Pressure washing • Staining • References • Insured 704-239-7553

Pools and Supplies Bost Pools – Call me about your swimming pool. Installation, service, liner & replacement. (704) 637-1617

John Sigmon Stump grinding, Prompt service for 30+ years, Free Estimates. John Sigmon, 704-279-5763. Johnny Yarborough, Tree Expert trimming, topping, & removal of stumps by machine. Wood splitting, lots cleared. 10% off to senior citizens. 704-857-1731 MOORE'S Tree TrimmingTopping & Removing. Use Bucket Truck, 704-209-6254 Licensed, Insured & Bonded TREE WORKS by Jonathan Keener. Insured – Free estimates! Please call 704-636-0954.

6D • SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011 Antiques & Collectibles

Furniture & Appliances

Wood Cook Stove, Antique 1864 Wood Cook Stove made by Home Comforter. White, 26" deep, 49" wide. Salisbury 704-638-0045. $500

Bachelor's Chest with Marble top. Like new. Attractive carvings. Pic available. $300 obo 704 239-64-63

Boocoo Auction Items *All Boocoo Auction Items are subject to prior sale, and can be seen at salisburypost.boocoo.com

Bedroom set. Mahogany. Thomasville. Headboard, triple dresser with 2 mirrors, nightstand & highboy. 1970s. $450. 704-213-9811 Bedroom set. Queen poster bed-head/foot. 5 drawer chest and 3 drawer night stand. All solid cherry. Made in USA. $375. Please call 704 857 6274 Bedroom suite, new 5 piece. All for $297.97. Hometown Furniture, 322 S. Main St. 704-633-7777 Bedroom Suite, Pineapple bedroom suite, regular bed, chest of drawers, vanity. $100. 704-279-6393 Brother Sewing Machine In great shape $50 firm. If interested call 704-8572945,China Grove

Business Equipment & Supplies Filing Cabinet – wooden, lateral filing cabinet, double drawer. Beautiful cherry $300 FIRM. 704 239-6463

Clothes Adult & Children coat. New, Leather black. Fur collar. Full length. $50 Please call Lester at 704-784-2488

Computers & Software Computer – HP Pavilion Desktop, 2.6 GHZ Intel Processor, 80 GB of HD, CD-Rom, DVD w/ keyboard, monitor & mouse incl. $175 obo. Call David 704-856-0239

Hurry! While they last!

Computer. Complete P4 Dell. Internet ready, CD burner. Mouse, keyboard, 17” monitor included. $125. Please call 980-205-0947

Consignment Growing Pains Family Consignments Call (704)638-0870 115 W. Innes Street

Sweet Peas 2127 Statesville Blvd. 50% off all Clothing Now thru Jan. 31st.

Electronics Air conditioner for window with remote. You pick up. $80. 704-6385633,no calls after 7 pm , or leave a message. Call for more info Electric guitar, amp, and tuner with CDs, DVDs, and book to teach you how to play. Like new, barely used. All for $160. Call 704-754-7481

Farm Equipment & Supplies Farm Equipment, new & used. McDaniel Auction Co. 704-278-0726 or 704798-9259. NCAL 48, NCFL 8620. Your authorized farm equipment dealer.

Flowers & Plants

42'' Leyland Cypress or Green Giant Trees. Makes a beautiful property line boundary or privacy screen. $10 per tree. Varieties of Gardenias, Nandina, Juniper, Holly, Ligustrum, Burning Bush, Hosta, Viburnum, Gold Mop, Camelias, Forsythia, Arborvitae, Azaleas AND MORE! $6. All of the above include delivery & installation! 704-274-0569

Fuel & Wood Firewood - Seasoned hardwood. Pick up load $60 & 1 ton load $120 Will Deliver 704-798-5058 FIREWOOD FOR SALE Split OR Logs. Delivery negotiable. Please call for info: 704-636-5541 Firewood for Sale: Pick-up/Dump Truck sized loads, delivered. 704-647-4772 Wood Heater, Black heavy duty iron, Home made 23" wide, 33" tall, 41" deep. $250. Salisbury 704-638-0045.

Dryer - $75.00 Please Call 704-857-1854 for more information Dryer - Barely used White Frigidaire Dryer. Small scratch/dent on top. $200 OBO. China Grove 704-855-2396 Gas Stove, made by Enterprise, White, 36" wide, 26" deep, 45" tall. Extra side storage door. Salisbury, 704-638-0045 $110

Asian furniture set, coffee table w/storage, corner cabinet, small side table. $100. Please Call 704-754-3380

Misc For Sale Treadmill $25. Exercise Bench $25. Restaurant supplies, plates, bowls, trays, silverware $150. Home Entertainment Ctr., light color, 3 sections, w/lights $30. Call 704857-1854

BINGHAM-SMITH LUMBER CO. Save money on lumber. Treated and Untreated. Round Fence Post in all sizes. Save extra when buying full units. Call Patrick at 980-234-8093.

Wood Burning Stove, Old Daisy, 50 years old, antique but usable. $50 obo. 704-278-0498

GOING ON VACATION?

Christmas Tree 7 ½ foot pre-lit 900+ lites $35. Please Call 336-406-3696 Christmas tree and decorations for sale. Too much to list. You pick up. $75. For more info call 704-638-5633, no calls after 7pm, or leave a message. Comforter – King size comforter, quilt, shams – blue & yellow. $50. King size padded foam mattress cover, $25; memory foam topper $50. 704-279-6393

Want to Buy Merchandise AA Antiques. Buying anything old, scrap gold & silver. Will help with your estate or yard sale. 704-433-1951.

Wanted to Buy Old Tools: hand saws, hand planes, miter boxes, etc. Please Call 704-754-0311

Sofa- Reclining Good condition $25. Please Call 704-202-6075 LM

Essick evaporative humidifier $40. Please call 704-279-8874 after 6pm for more information

Watches – and scrap gold jewelry. 704-636-9277 or cell 704-239-9298

Table with lamp and magazine rack, $25; heavy bookcase with drawer $35 firm. 704-239-0920 or 704239-0920

Essick evaporative humidifier $40. Please call 704-279-8874 after 6pm for more information

Television. 52” high definition. Large speakers for surround sound effect. Barely used. $500 obo. 704-857-9687 or 704-202-0831

Free puppies. Mixed Great Pyrenees. Excellent guard dogs. Very gentle & lovable pet. Mother registered & onsite. 704-279-5876

Washer & Dryer set, MayTag Performa. $325. Please call for more info. 704-762-0345

Fuel tank. 75 Gallon Fuel Tank/Tool Box $250.00. For more information, please call 704-857-1854

Washer/Dryer, 3 years old, matching Whirlpool, white, extra capacity. $350/set. 704-762-9197 Wolfgang Puck oven. Broil, bake, rotisserie. Stainless steel, all acc. & book. $50. Call 857 6274

Games and Toys

Homedics Bubble Bliss Foot Spa with heat. New Please in Box $15.00 call 704-245-8843

Light Fixtures - 8 ft. Fluorescent Light Fixtures w/ Tubes $10/ ea. For More Information call 704-857-1854

Lumber All New!

Holshouser Cycle Shop Lawn mower repairs and trimmer sharpening. Pick up & delivery. (704)637-2856

Machine & Tools Chain Saw, Husqvarna, model 338 XPT professional, top handle, $275. Craftsman 12 amp 12 1/2” surface planer, new in box, never used $225. 704-202-4281 or 704-279-5765. Chain Saws, Husqvarna, model 40, 300 Yr. Anniversary Edition, $200. Model 41, $125. 704-202-4281 or 704279-5765. Chain Saws, Stihl, MS191T, Top Handle, $125. Stihl MS250 Top Handle, $150. 704-2024281 or 704-279-5765.

Medical Equipment Electric Lift Chair $300 Please Call 704-633-1150

2x6x16 $7 2x3x studs $1.25 2x6x8 studs $3.25 2x4x14 $3.50 2x4x7 $1.50 Floor trusses $5 each 704-202-0326 METAL: Angle, Channel, Pipe, Sheet & Plate Shear Fabrication & Welding FAB DESIGNS 2231 Old Wilkesboro Rd Open Mon-Fri 7-3:30 704-636-2349

Misc For Sale

ANDERSON'S SEW & SO, Husqvarna, Viking Sewing Machines. Patterns, Notions, Fabrics. 10104 Old Beatty Ford Rd., Rockwell. 704-279-3647 Antique electric hacksaw. Call for more information. 704-278-2346. $100. Before 9:00 p.m.

Bingham Smith Lumber Co. !!!NOW AVAILABLE!!! Metal Roofing Many colors. Custom lengths, trim, accessories, & trusses. Call 980-234-8093 Patrick Smith

Air Hockey Table For Sale. Full Size $40. Call 704-633-9069 for more information. Cat, free. Orange & white, very loving. Needs a good home. Please Call 704-309-7859

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704-797-4220 *some restrictions apply

SpaMassage Foot Massager with comfort fabric. New in Box $10. Call 704-245-8843 STEEL, Channel, Angle, Flat Bars, Pipe Orders Cut to Length. Mobile Home Truss- $6 ea.; Vinyl floor covering- $4.89 yd.; Carpet- $5.75 yd.; Masonite Siding 4x8- $14; 12”x16' lap siding at $6.95 ea. School Desks - $7.50 ea. RECYCLING, Top prices paid for Aluminum cans, Copper, Brass, Radiators, Aluminum. Davis Enterprises Inc. 7585 Sherrills Ford Rd. Salisbury, NC 28147 704-636-9821 Stop Smoking Cigarettes No Patches, No Gum, No Pills With Hypnosis It's Easy! Also Weight Control. 704-933-1982

Tanning Bed - Tan at home Sunquest Canopy w/new bulbs for $100 obo. Jon Boat w/Trolling motor for sale $300 obo. Call 704-209-0142.

Weekly Special Only $17,995

Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE, 2005. Automatic, moonroof, power options. Excellent condition. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 2005. Bright Silver Metallic exterior with black cloth interior. 6-speed, hard top, 29K miles. Won't Last! Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 Ford Focus ZX3 Base 2004. Silver Metallic w/gray interior, est. 33 mpg, automatic transmission. 704-603-4255

Nissan, 2004, Maxima. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Chevrolet Aveo LS Sedan, 2008. Summer yellow exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11069A. $9,959. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Chevrolet Aveo LT Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7600. Cosmic Silver exterior w/charcoal interior. $9,859. 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Chevrolet Malibu LS 2005. White Sedan, exterior w/neutral interior. Stock #F11109A. $8,459. 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan, 2008. Imperial Blue Metallic exterior w/titanium interior. Stock #P7562B. $12,359. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford, 2006 Fusion SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Saturn Aura XR, 2008, Silver with Grey cloth interior 3.6 V6 auto trans, all power opts, onstar, am,fm,cd, rear audio, steering wheel controls, duel power and heated seats, nonsmoker LIKE NEW!!!! 704-603-4255

Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan, 2009. Stock # P7572. Nordic white exterior with gray interior. $10,559. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Saturn ION 2 Sedan, 2006. Stock # F10530A. Cypress Green exterior with tan interior. $6,959 Call Now 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

We Do Taxes!! Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Collector Cars

Collector Cars

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Over 150 vehicles in Stock!

Hyundai, 2006, Sonata GLS/LX. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock!

Suburu Impreza 2.5i Sedan, 2009. Spark Silver Metallic exterior w/carbon black interior. Stock #T10726A. $16,559. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Roosters - 1-Americana, 2-Black Crested Polis roosters, free to a good home! 704-603-4766

Instruction Become a CNA Today! Fast & affordable instruction by local nurses. 704-2134514. www.speedycna.com

Chevrolet, 2006, Impala. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Toyota, 2005 Camry, LE/XLE/SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Dodge Neon SXT, 2005. Automatic, power package, excellent gas saver. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Found Dog. Border Collie mix, on High Rock Rd, January 4. Call to identify. 704-639-9358

Jaguar S-Type, 2005. Black w/black leather interior, 6 sp. auto trans, 4.2L V8 engine, AM/FM/CD Changer, Premium Sound. Call Steve today! 704-6034255

Found dog. German Shepherd, neutered male, January 4, Rowan Regional Hospital area. Call to identify. 704-636-2827

Found dogs. Brown & white, small females probably about a year old on Parks Rd off 70 Jan. 2. Call to identify. 704232-0266 or 704-8573701

Volvo V70, 2.4 T, 2001. Ash Gold Metallic exterior with tan interior. 5 speed auto trans. w/ winter mode. 704-603-4255

Dodge, 2005, Magnum SE. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! www.autohouseofsalisbury.com

Found Puppy. About 2 months old, mixed breed at Davie County Health Dept Monday, Jan. 3. Call to identify. 336-3457449 Found small beige, female puppy with white patches on neck & feet on Julian Road. Please call 727-403-4177 Lost Dog. Cauble Rd off 601. Pembroke Welsh Corgi (short legs, no tail), pointed ears, blk body, grey & red head, white chest, white legs, spayed fem., 25 lbs. Not used to outdoors. Lost Jan. 1. 980-234-4840

Monument & Cemetery Lots Rowan Memorial Park in the Veteran Field of Honor Section, two spaces. $1,000 ea. 336-284-2656

Dodge, 2007, Caliber. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Autos

Recreational Vehicles

Kia, 2005, Amanti. Charcoal grey. 65K miles. Full power. Leather, 6 disc CD changer/ cassette. Sun roof. Brand new rear tires. $10,500 obo. Call 704-754-2549

2003 Prowler w/slideout, 30ft., sleeps 6, 480 sq.ft. Deck w/ramp & all furnishings. On a leased lot on a cove @ High Rock for $1750/yr. $12,500 obo. Call 704857-1271

Rentals & Leasing

Rentals & Leasing

Infinity G35 Coupe, 2005. 5 speed automatic, all leather options, navigation, sunroof. Must see! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Lost & Found

Found dog. Medium size, female, brownish color, with collar, found Jan 1 on Concordia Ch Rd. Call to identify. 704900-3335

Scion xA Base Hatchback, 2006. Silver streak mica exterior w/ dark charcoal interior. Stock # F10460A. $11,759. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

www.autohouseofsalisbury.com

Lost Dog - Chocolate Lab named Jake. Old Beatty Ford Road/ Lowerstone Church Area. Call 704-209-1363.

Found Cat. In Archdale. All White, Green Eyes. Please call to identify. 704-564-6528

for only

We want your vehicle! 1999 to 2011 under 150,000 miles. Please call 704-216-2663 for your cash offer.

Free Stuff

Show off your stuff!

Call today about our Private Party Special!

Acetylene Oxygen Welder, both tank scutting & brazing torches with cart. $450. 704-938-4948

J.Y. Monk Real Estate School-Get licensed fast, Charlotte/Concord courses. $399 tuition fee. Free Brochure. 800-849-0932

Found cat. Black and white, tuxedo. Air Park area in Gold Hill. Around Christmas. Please call 704-279-0265 to identify.

Send us a photo and description we'll advertise it in the paper for 15 days, and online for 30 days

CASH FOR YOUR CAR!

Business Opportunities

Queen size comforter. Complete set. Nonsmoking, pet free home. $50. 704-278-2829

With our

Buick Skylark 1991, automatic, clean, V-6, well equipped, only 71K miles. $2,000. 704-636-4905 Dealer 17302

Buick LaCrosse CXS Sedan, 2005. Black onyx exterior w/gray interior. Stock #F11096A. $10,959. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Refrigerator, Whirlpool. Side by Side. White. Model ED5PHEXMQ. $450 obo. 704-762-0345

Barbie Dolls - Chest of Early Barbie dolls with furniture and clothes. $50. 704-633-3937

Lawn and Garden

Ford Focus SES Sedan, 2006. Liquid gray clearcoat metallic exterior w/dark flint interior. Stock #F10444A. $8,259. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Lamps (2) 27" w/shades cream w/pink poppies ginger jar w/carved wood base $50. 704-637-6886 Lasonic Digital Tonal Converter for older TV $30. New, never used. 704-857-2328

Autos

Autos

BMW, 2005 325i Midnight Black on tan leather 2.5 V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, sunroof, dual seat warmers, all power, duel power seats, RUNS & DRIVES NICELY!! 704-603-4255

CASH PAID

Dolls, beautiful. (Not antiques) (5 avail). Each at least 20” tall. $100 each. Call 704-633-7425

Washer & dryer, Kenmore Elite, 6 yrs old. King size capacity, heavy duty, quiet pack,, white. Works great $200. 704-212-2195

Ford Focus SE Sedan, Stock #P7597. 2009. Brilliant silver exterior with medium stone interior. $10,559. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

All Coin Collections Silver, gold & copper. Will buy foreign & scrap gold. 704-636-8123

for junk cars. $200 & up. Please call Tim at 980234-6649 for more info.

Autos

Autos

Send Us Photos Of You with your Salisbury Post to: famous@salisburypost.com

Round table with four captain's chairs. Like new. $90 or best offer. 704-932-8761

Washer & dryer, GE. Very good condition. $175. Call 980-234-7526 or 704-657-8397

Autos

TV tables, 2 @ $35 each. Good condtion. Antique baby doll, $50. Picnic tables, $40. 704-638-8965

Timber wanted - Pine or hardwood. 5 acres or more select or clear cut. Shaver Wood Products, Inc. Call 704-278-9291.

Furniture & Appliances Air Conditioners, Washers, Dryers, Ranges, Frig. $65 & up. Used TV & Appliance Center Service after the sale. 704-279-6500

Misc For Sale

Computer desk, $20. 3 backpacks, $5 each. Please call 704-640-4373 after 5pm.

Recliner, $100; chest of drawers $95 & matching nightstand, $60, All like new. Computer desk $20. very nice. 704-636-2738

SALISBURY POST

CLASSIFIED

Open Sundays 12pm-5pm Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Autos

Toyota Corolla CE Sedan, 1997. Cashmere beige metallic exterior w/oak interior. Stock #F10541A2. $6,759. 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Kia Amante 2005. Leather, sunroof, heated seats, extra clean. Must See!! Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Kia Spectra EX Sedan, 2009. Champagne gold exterior w/beige interior. Stock #P7568. $9,359. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Service & Parts

Authorized EZGO Dealer. 30 years selling, servicing GOLF CARS Golf Car Batteries 6 volt, 8 volt. Golf car utility sales. US 52, 5 miles south of Salisbury. Beside East Rowan HS & Old Stone Winery. Look for EZGO sign. 704-245-3660

BATTERY-R-US

We are in need of inventory and will pay top dollar for your vehicle. Cash on the spot with title in hand. We can also refinance your current auto loan and lower your payment. Please call 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Transportation Financing

BIG TRUCK BATTERIES 900 CCA

$69.95 Faith Rd. 704-213-1005 www.battery-r-us.com

Transportation Financing

Financing Available!

HONDA, 2003, ACCORD EX. $500-800 down, will help finance. Credit, No Problem! Private party sale. Call 704-838-1538

Mercedes S320, 1999 Black on Grey leather interior, 3.2, V6, auto trans, LOADED, all power ops, low miles, SUNROOF, chrome rims good tires, extra clean MUST SEE! 704-6034255

Volvo, 2006 S60 2.5T Onyx black with cream leather interior, sunroof, cd player, all power, alloy wheels, super nice! 704-603-4255 ELLIS AUTO AUCTION 10 miles N. of Salisbury, Hwy 601, Sale Every Wednesday night 6 pm.

We are the area's largest selection of quality preowned autos. Financing avail. to suit a variety of needs. Carfax avail. No Gimmicks – We take pride in giving excellent service to all our customers.

Call Steve today! 704-603-4255 www.JakeAlexanderAutoSales.com

SALISBURY POST

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SemiHTr .56e 32.83 -.07 MktVRus .18e 38.06 -.75 ShawGrp ... 33.23-1.68 MktVJrGld2.93e 36.18 +.06 SiderNac s .58e 17.50 +.06 MarIntA .35f 40.81 -.06 SilvWhtn g ... 33.51 -.68 MarshM .84f 27.07 -.21 SilvrcpM g .08 11.64 -.06 MarshIls .04 7.07 +.04 SimonProp3.20f 96.95+1.60 Masco .30 13.77 +.25 SmithfF ... 19.43 -.62 MasseyEn .24 56.11+1.46 Solutia ... 24.34 -.29 McDnlds 2.44f 74.37 +.16 SouthnCo 1.82 38.08 +.19 McKesson .72 74.00 -.86 SthnCopper1.68e 46.53-1.10 McAfee ... u47.45 +.09 SwstAirl .02 13.29 +.13 MedcoHlth ... 61.96 +.05 SwstnEngy ... 38.15 +.40 Medtrnic .90 36.41 -.10 SpectraEn 1.04f 24.96 +.10 Merck 1.52 37.35 +.29 SprintNex ... 4.68 +.03 MetLife .74 46.07 -.31 SP Matls 1.17e 38.32 -.04 MetroPCS ... 12.95 -.35 SP HlthC .57e 32.07 -.02 MitsuUFJ ... 5.31 -.03 SP CnSt .78e 29.03 -.15 Molycorp n ... 54.40+1.54 SP Consum.49e 37.70 -.02 Monsanto 1.12 71.79+1.00 SP Engy .99e 68.28 +.49 MonstrWw ... u25.07 -.20 SPDR Fncl .16e 16.22 -.15 Moodys .46f 29.29 -.38 SP Inds .60e u35.26 +.07 MorgStan .20 28.20 -.60 SP Tech .32e 25.75 -.12 Mosaic .20 76.29-1.33 SP Util 1.27e 31.58 +.11 MotrlaSol n ... 38.90 -.78 StdPac ... 4.78 +.07 MotrlaMo n ... u33.06 +.05 StateStr .04 46.62 -.70 MuellerWat .07 4.50 +.20 StillwtrM ... 19.95 -.20 MurphO 1.10 71.05-2.98 Stryker .72f 54.32 -.32 NRG Egy ... 19.63 +.11 Suncor gs .40 37.30 +.07 NV Energy .48f u14.37 +.26 Sunoco .60 40.03 -.72 Nabors ... 22.76 -.04 Suntech ... 8.28 -.10 NBkGreece.29e d1.57 -.03 SunTrst .04 28.80 +.15 NOilVarco .44f 65.04+1.32 Supvalu .35 8.66 -.54 NatSemi .40 13.95 -.13 Synovus .04 2.55 -.15 NY CmtyB 1.00 18.63 -.15 Sysco 1.04f 30.36 +.50 NewellRub .20 18.07 -.23 TCF Fncl .20 15.12 -.18 NewmtM .60 56.89 -.05 TECO .82 18.09 +.08 Nexen g .20 22.09 -.10 TJX .60 45.65 +.13 NiSource .92 u18.21 +.29 TaiwSemi .47e u13.07 +.20 NobleCorp .90e 36.76 +.58 Talbots ... d7.50 -.12 NokiaCp .56e 10.51 -.08 TalismE g .25 22.56 +.21 Nordstrm .80 42.35 -.59 Target 1.00 55.05 +.12 NorflkSo 1.44 u65.04+1.24 TataMotors .32e 27.01-1.13 NorthropG 1.88 68.06 +.86 Taubmn 1.75f 51.12+1.16 Novartis 1.99e 57.05 -.99 TeckRes g .60f 62.42 +.04 OGE Engy 1.50f 45.64 +.13 TenetHlth ... 6.89 +.02 OcciPet 1.52 96.19 -.27 Teradata ... u44.15 +.71 OfficeDpt ... 5.99 -.02 Teradyn ... 13.70 +.18 OilSvHT 2.40e 139.25+2.81 Terex ... 28.84 -.41 Omnicom .80 47.00 -.40 Tesoro ... 19.35 -.10 OshkoshCp ... 36.89+1.66 TexInst .52f 33.22 -.03 Textron .08 24.19 -.27 P-Q-R ThomCrk g ... 14.50 +.16 PG&E Cp 1.82 47.02 -.19 3M Co 2.10 86.23 +.09 PMI Grp ... 3.74 -.03 TW Cable 1.60 66.75 +.21 PNC .40 61.94 -.34 TimeWarn .85 33.30 +.03 2.20 82.32-1.28 TitanMet PPG ... 17.44 -.27 PPL Corp 1.40 26.39 -.25 TollBros ... 20.90 -.03 PackAmer .60 u27.51 +.26 Total SA 3.13e 53.54 -.62 PatriotCoal ... 23.19 +.69 Transocn ... 75.04+2.00 PeabdyE .34f 62.07 +.47 Travelers 1.44 53.33-1.06 Penney .80 30.72-1.34 TrinaSol s ... 25.04 +.34 PepcoHold 1.08 18.28 +.10 TycoIntl .86e u43.13 +.39 PepsiCo 1.92 66.39 -.45 Tyson .16 16.93 +.37 Petrohawk ... 19.22 +.07 ... 16.43 -.35 UBS AG PetrbrsA 1.20e 32.40 -.43 UDR .74 22.56 -.19 Petrobras 1.20e 36.22 -.55 ... 11.40 +.16 Pfizer .80f 18.34 +.16 US Airwy ... 6.18 +.12 PhilipMor 2.56 56.42-1.30 USEC PhilipsEl .95e 30.98+1.17 UnilevNV 1.11e 30.15 -.36 UnionPac 1.52f 95.18+2.63 PinWst 2.10 41.59 +.13 ... 25.95 +.20 Potash .40 166.92-2.18 UtdContl PwshDB ... 27.12 -.10 UtdMicro .08e 3.21 +.04 1.88 72.15 -.34 PS USDBull ... 23.36 +.08 UPS B Praxair 1.80 94.29+1.24 UtdRentals ... u25.25 +.79 .20 26.09 -.20 US Bancrp PrecCastpt .12 142.92 ... 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BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS The U.S. economy is steadily adding jobs, but still just barely enough to keep up with the growth of the work force. The weakness underscores the struggle to get back to something resembling normal employment. The economy 103,000 jobs in added December, a figure that fell short of what most economists were hoping for. The unemployment rate did come down, to 9.4 percent from 9.8, but that was partly because people gave up looking for work. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sketched a more optimistic view of the economy Friday but said the Fed’s $600 billion bond-buying program is needed because unemployment will likely stay elevated for up to five more years. Bernanke told the Senate Budget Committee that there’s rising evidence that a “self-sustaining” recovery is taking hold. He said he expects stronger growth because consumers and businesses will boost spending this year. The highest court in Massachusetts ruled against U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo & Co. in a widely watched mortgage foreclosure

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case that could have serious implications for the nation’s largest banks. The Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a lower court judge’s ruling invalidating two mortgage foreclosure sales because the banks did not prove that they actually owned the mortgages at the time of foreclosure. Banks that were not the original mortgagees did not make a required showing that they held the mortgages at the time of foreclosure, the court ruled. As a result, the court found, the banks did not demonstrate that the foreclosure sales were valid to convey title to the properties. Americans increased the amount of money they borrowed in November, mostly to buy cars and attend college. But the second straight month of gains barely raised consumer credit above its lowest point in four years. Consumer debt rose $1.3 billion in November, the Federal Reserve said Friday. That follows a revised $7 billion increase in October. The increase pushed overall borrowing to an annual rate of $2.4 trillion. The $2.39 trillion rate from September was the lowest point since January 2007.

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FPA Funds: NwInc 10.87 +.02 ... FPACres n 26.88 Fairholme 36.09 -.04 Federated A: ... MidGrStA 35.34 KaufmA p 5.51 -.01 TtlRtBd p 11.15 +.04 Federated Instl: KaufmnR 5.51 -.02 ... MunULA p 10.01 TotRetBd 11.15 +.04 TtlRtBdS 11.15 +.04 StrValDvIS 4.38 -.02 Fidelity Advisor A: LevCoStA p34.79 -.03 MdCpIIA p 17.78 -.02 NwInsgh p 20.12 -.02 SmlCpA pe24.70 -.64 StrInA 12.41 +.01 Fidelity Advisor C: NwInsgh t n19.18 -.03 StrInC t n 12.38 +.01 Fidelity Advisor I: NwInsgtI n 20.30 -.03 Fidelity Advisor T: NwInsgh p 19.90 -.02 StrInT 12.40 +.01 Fidelity Freedom: FF2000 n 11.97 +.01 FF2010 n 13.63 -.01 FF2010K 12.72 -.01 FF2015 n 11.38 -.01 FF2015K 12.76 -.01 FF2020 n 13.84 -.01 FF2020K 13.24 -.01 FF2025 n 11.56 -.02 FF2025K 13.45 -.02 FF2030 n 13.83 -.02 FF2030K 13.65 -.03 FF2035 n 11.52 -.03 FF2035K 13.84 -.03 FF2040 n 8.05 -.02 FF2040K 13.92 -.03 FF2045 n 9.54 -.02 FF2050 n 9.43 -.02 Income n 11.31 +.01 Fidelity Invest: AllSectEq 12.80 -.02 ... AMgr50 n 15.48 AMgr70 r n16.40 -.02 AMgr20 r n12.82 +.01 Balanc n 18.36 +.01 BalancedK 18.36 +.01 BlueChGr n46.21 -.03 Canada n 58.01 +.13 CapAp n 25.70 -.06 CapDevO n10.78 -.02 CpInc r n 9.58 ... ChinaRg r 33.02 -.25 Contra n 68.27 -.10 ContraK 68.24 -.10 CnvSc n 26.01 +.03 DisEq n 22.83 -.06 DiscEqF 22.80 -.07 DivIntl n 29.84 -.17 DivrsIntK r 29.81 -.17 DivStkO n 15.24 -.03 DivGth n 28.68 -.05 EmergAs r n30.79 -.16 EmrMk n 26.27 -.23 Eq Inc n 44.84 -.14 EQII n 18.50 -.06 EqIncK 44.83 -.14 Export n 22.04 -.06 Fidel n 32.49 -.06 FltRateHi r n9.84 ...

FrInOne n 27.11 -.04 GNMA n 11.49 +.04 GovtInc 10.42 +.04 GroCo n 85.54 +.04 GroInc n 18.51 -.04 GrowthCoK85.49 +.04 GrStrat r n 20.61 -.01 Indepn n 24.67 -.06 InProBd n 11.67 +.04 IntBd n 10.56 +.03 ... IntmMu n 10.01 IntlDisc n 32.82 -.20 InvGrBd n 11.40 +.04 7.40 +.03 InvGB n LgCapVal 12.00 -.03 LatAm 57.98 -.59 LevCoStk n28.75 -.01 LowP r n 38.49 -.04 LowPriK r 38.47 -.04 ... Magelln n 72.30 MagellanK 72.24 +.01 MidCap n 28.96 -.12 MidCapK r 28.93 -.12 NwMkt r n 15.68 -.04 NwMill n 29.64 -.03 NY Mun n 12.59 -.01 OTC n 56.95 +.06 100Index 8.86 -.02 Ovrsea n 32.12 -.10 Puritn n 18.06 -.02 PuritanK 18.06 -.01 RealE n 25.48 -.02 SAllSecEqF12.80 -.02 SCmdtyStrt n12.30-.07 SCmdtyStrF n12.32 -.07 SrEmrgMkt19.02 -.15 SrsIntGrw 11.10 -.05 SrsIntVal 9.88 -.08 SrInvGrdF 11.40 +.03 8.46 +.01 STBF n SmCapOp 10.94 -.04 SmllCpS r n20.21 +.01 SCpValu r 15.66 -.03 SpSTTBInv r n10.67 +.06 StkSelSmCp18.67 -.07 StratInc n 11.11 +.01 ... StrReRt r 9.53 TaxFrB r n 10.51 ... TotalBd n 10.73 +.03 11.33 +.04 USBI n Value n 69.27 -.10 Fidelity Selects: Enrgy n 52.64 +.42 EngSv n 72.54 +.78 Gold r n 49.54 -.07 Health n 127.64 -.25 NatRes r n 34.72 +.20 Tech n 98.61 -.10 Fidelity Spartan: ExtMkIn n 38.49 -.09 IntlInxInv n 34.82 -.16 TotMktInv n36.83 -.07 Fidelity Spart Adv: 500IdxAdv n45.00 -.08 IntAd r n 34.82 -.15 TotMktAd r n36.83 -.07 First Amer Fds Y: RealEst p 18.07 -.01 First Eagle: GlblA 46.39 -.05 OverseasA22.55 -.06 SGenGld p31.89 -.09 Forum Funds: ... AbsStrI r 10.84 Frank/Temp Frnk A: BalInv p 47.52 -.09

... CalTFA p 6.68 ... FedInt p 11.38 ... FedTFA p 11.29 FlxCpGrA 48.64 -.10 FoundAl p 10.54 -.03 GoldPrM A 47.75 -.26 GrwthA p 45.29 +.04 HYTFA p 9.61 +.01 ... 2.01 HiIncA ... IncomA p 2.19 InsTFA p 11.32 ... NYTFA p 11.14 ... RisDvA p 32.69 -.07 SMCpGrA 37.57 -.11 StratInc p 10.46 +.01 TtlRtnA p 10.09 +.03 USGovA p 6.74 +.02 UtilsA p 11.69 +.05 Frank/Tmp Frnk Adv: GlbBdAdv p ... ... IncmeAd 2.18 ... Frank/Temp Frnk B: IncomeB t 2.18 ... Frank/Temp Frnk C: FoundAl p 10.40 -.03 IncomC t 2.21 ... USGvC t 6.70 +.02 Frank/Temp Mtl A&B: SharesA 20.83 -.10 Frank/Temp Temp A: DvMktA p 25.17 -.39 ForgnA p 6.96 -.04 GlBd A p 13.59 -.03 GrwthA p 17.85 -.05 WorldA p 14.92 -.06 Frank/Temp Tmp Adv: GrthAv 17.84 -.06 Frank/Temp Tmp B&C: GlBdC p 13.62 -.02 GE Elfun S&S: S&S Inc 11.30 +.04 S&S PM 40.74 -.11 TaxEx 11.29 ... Trusts 42.02 -.11 GE Instl Funds: IntlEq 11.42 -.03 GE Investments: TRFd3 p 16.43 -.01 GMO Trust: ... ShDurColl r10.79 GMO Trust II: EmergMkt r14.72 -.12 GMO Trust III: IntIntrVl 21.71 -.11 Quality 20.25 -.06 GMO Trust IV: EmrMkt 14.66 -.12 IntlGrEq 22.91 -.07 IntlIntrVl 21.69 -.12 GMO Trust VI: EmgMkts r 14.67 -.12 IntlCorEq 28.86 -.11 20.26 -.05 Quality StrFxInc 15.16 -.04 Gabelli Funds: 48.99 -.08 Asset EqInc p 20.52 -.03 SCapG 33.82 -.08 Gateway Funds: GatewayA 26.14 -.02 Goldman Sachs A: MdCVA p 36.29 -.01 Goldman Sachs Inst: GrOppt 24.35 -.04 HiYield 7.34 ... HYMuni n 8.15 +.01 MidCapV 36.55 ... SD Gov 10.22 +.01 ShtDrTF n 10.43 ... StrucIntl n 10.41 -.06

Harbor Funds: Bond 12.11 +.05 CapApInst 37.22 -.04 IntlInv t 59.11 -.46 IntlAdm p 59.28 -.46 IntlGr r 12.24 -.06 59.66 -.46 Intl r Harding Loevner: EmgMkt r 51.57 ... Hartford Fds A: CpAppA p 35.16 -.11 DivGthA p 19.17 -.05 FltRateA px 8.93 +.01 MidCpA p 22.16 -.04 Hartford Fds C: CapApC t 31.20 -.10 FltRateC tx 8.92 +.01 Hartford Fds Y: CapAppY n38.16 -.11 CapAppI n 35.17 -.11 FltRateI x n 8.94 +.01 Hartford HLS IA : CapApp 43.07 -.11 Div&Gr 19.67 -.06 Advisers 19.51 -.02 Stock 41.60 -.14 IntlOpp 12.34 -.05 TotRetBd 10.93 +.04 Heartland Fds: ValueInv 43.86 -.05 Henderson Glbl Fds: IntOppA p 20.89 -.10 Hussman Funds: StrTotRet r 12.11 +.02 StrGrowth 12.17 -.03 ICM SmCo n30.30 -.16 IVA Funds: WldwideA t16.74 -.05 Wldwide I r 16.74 -.04 Invesco Funds A: CapGro 13.71 +.03 16.30 -.02 Chart p Const p 23.53 +.01 EqIncA 8.68 -.03 GrIncA p 19.46 -.09 HYMuA 8.92 -.01 IntlGrow 27.37 -.09 MdCpCEq p23.13 -.06 Invesco Funds P: SummitP p 11.95 ... Ivy Funds: AssetSC t 24.05 +.04 AssetStA p24.75 +.04 AssetStrI r 24.96 +.04 GlNatRsA p21.63 -.10 JPMorgan A Class: CoreBd A 11.49 +.04 ... Inv Bal p 12.28 MCpVal p 23.11 -.04 JPMorgan C Class: CoreBd p 11.54 +.03 JP Morgan Instl: MdCpVal n23.46 -.04 JPMorgan R Cl: CoreBond n11.49 +.04 ShtDurBd 10.98 +.01 JPMorgan Select: USEquity n10.41 -.01 JPMorgan Sel Cls: AsiaEq n 38.06 -.31 CoreBd n 11.48 +.03 ... HighYld n 8.23 IntmTFBd n10.76 +.01 ShtDurBd n10.98 +.02 TxAwRRet n9.92 -.01 USLCCrPls n21.04-.01 Janus S Shrs: Forty 33.79 -.12 Overseas t 51.74 -.39 Janus T Shrs: BalancdT 25.18 -.01

Contrarn T 14.84 -.05 Grw&IncT 30.78 -.10 Janus T 29.24 -.07 OvrseasT r51.84 -.39 PrkMCVal T22.60 -.02 ShTmBdT 3.08 ... Twenty T 66.66 -.21 Jensen J 27.22 -.08 John Hancock A: LgCpEqA 26.36 -.03 John Hancock Cl 1: LSAggr 12.35 -.05 LSBalanc 12.98 -.02 LSConsrv 12.79 +.01 LSGrwth 12.91 -.04 LSModer 12.67 ... Keeley Funds: SmCpValA p24.86 -.07 ... LSVValEq n13.79 Lazard Instl: EmgMktI 21.63 -.16 Lazard Open: EmgMkO p22.03 -.16 Legg Mason A: CBAgGr p112.58 +.28 CBAppr p 13.84 -.03 CBFAllCV A13.70 -.06 ... WAMgMu p15.02 Legg Mason C: CMValTr p 40.17 -.14 Longleaf Partners: Partners 28.60 -.01 Intl 15.29 -.02 SmCap 26.55 -.23 Loomis Sayles: LSBondI 14.32 +.03 StrInc C 14.92 +.02 LSBondR 14.26 +.02 StrIncA 14.85 +.03 Loomis Sayles Inv: InvGrBdA p12.11 +.04 InvGrBdC p12.03 +.04 InvGrBdY 12.12 +.04 Lord Abbett A: AffilA p 11.75 -.05 FundlEq 13.07 -.01 BdDebA p 7.87 +.01 ShDurIncA p4.61 +.01 MidCpA p 16.56 -.01 RsSmCA 31.35 -.13 Lord Abbett C: BdDbC p 7.89 +.01 ShDurIncC t 4.64 +.01 Lord Abbett F: ShtDurInco 4.60 ... Lord Abbett I: SmCapVal 33.15 -.13 MFS Funds A: 13.34 -.08 IntlDvA MITA 19.28 -.05 MIGA 15.33 -.02 EmGA 42.04 -.01 IntNwDA 21.65 -.07 IntlVA 24.26 -.16 MuHiA t 7.24 ... ReInA 15.04 -.10 TotRA 14.17 -.02 16.46 -.02 UtilA 23.03 -.10 ValueA MFS Funds I: ReInT 15.52 -.10 ValueI 23.13 -.10 MFS Funds Instl: IntlEq n 17.64 -.13 MainStay Funds A: HiYldBA 5.93 +.01 MainStay Funds I: ICAPSlEq 35.55 -.10 Mairs & Power: Growth 71.48 -.35

Managers Funds: 25.64 +.10 Bond n Manning&Napier Fds: WldOppA 8.44 -.05 Matthews Asian: AsiaDvInv r14.37 -.05 AsianGIInv 18.12 -.03 China Inv 30.33 -.18 PacTgrInv 23.60 -.20 MergerFd 15.84 ... Meridian Funds: 44.52 -.13 Growth Metro West Fds: TotRetBd 10.40 +.04 TotRtBdI 10.40 +.04 MontagGr I 24.31 -.04 MorganStanley Inst: EmMktI 26.95 -.27 IntlEqI 13.54 -.05 MCapGrI 37.79 -.14 MCapGrP p36.62 -.13 Munder Funds A: MdCpCGr t27.92 -.13 Munder Funds Y: MCpCGrY n28.49 -.13 Mutual Series: BeacnZ 12.45 -.07 GblDiscA 29.35 -.23 GlbDiscC 29.12 -.23 GlbDiscZ 29.70 -.22 17.78 -.07 QuestZ SharesZ 20.99 -.10 Nationwide Instl: S&P500Ins10.66 -.02 Neuberger&Berm Inv: Genesis 32.97 -.08 GenesInst 45.61 -.11 Neuberger&Berm Tr: Genesis 47.27 -.11 Nicholas Group: Nich n 45.19 -.10 Northeast Investors: Trust 6.22 -.01 Northern Funds: BondIdx 10.47 ... EmMEqIdx12.89 ... HiYFxInc 7.35 ... IntTxEx 9.95 ... ... ... IntlEqIdx r MMEmMkt r23.07 ... MMIntEq r 9.91 ... SmCapVl 15.27 ... StkIdx 15.78 ... Nuveen Cl A: HYMuBd p 14.44 -.01 KYMuB p 10.51 +.01 LrgCpV p 19.36 -.04 ... OHMBA p 10.74 ... LtMBA p 10.77 Nuveen Cl R: IntDMBd 8.82 ... HYMunBd 14.44 -.01 Oakmark Funds I: EqtyInc r 27.79 +.04 GlobalI 22.62 -.09 Intl I r 19.31 -.13 IntSmCp r 14.26 -.05 Oakmark r 41.86 -.10 Select r 27.79 -.05 Old Westbury Fds: GlobOpp 7.78 ... GlbSMdCap15.37 -.05 NonUSLgC p10.56-.03 RealRet 10.78 +.01 Oppenheimer A: AMTFMu 5.90 -.01 CapApA p 43.63 -.12 DvMktA p 35.93 -.30 GlobA p 60.11 -.31 GblAllocA 15.33 -.01

GlbOppA 29.77 -.04 ... GblStrIncA 4.29 Gold p 46.21 -.03 IntBdA p 6.46 -.01 IntGrw p 27.54 -.09 LtdTmMu 14.15 ... MnStFdA 32.86 -.07 MSSCA p 20.62 -.05 SenFltRtA 8.34 +.01 S&MdCpVl32.07 -.03 Oppenheimer C&M: DevMktC t 34.56 -.29 6.44 -.01 IntlBdC Oppenheimer Roch: LtdNYA p 3.21 ... RoNtMuC t 6.58 -.01 RoMu A p 15.14 ... RcNtMuA 6.60 -.01 Oppenheimer Y: DevMktY 35.55 -.28 IntlBdY 6.46 -.01 IntGrowY 27.38 -.09 PIMCO Admin PIMS: ShtTmAd p 9.87 +.01 TotRtAd 10.85 +.04 PIMCO Instl PIMS: AlAsetAut r10.54 +.03 AllAsset 12.05 +.01 ComodRR 9.09 -.03 DevLcMk r 10.50 -.03 DivInc 11.49 +.02 EmMkBd 11.14 ... FltInc r 9.12 -.02 ForBdUn r 10.29 ... FrgnBd 10.44 +.01 HiYld 9.37 +.01 InvGrCp 10.50 +.03 LowDu 10.40 +.03 ModDur 10.64 +.03 RealRet 11.13 +.04 RealRtnI 11.38 +.04 9.87 +.01 ShortT 10.85 +.04 TotRt TR II 10.37 +.05 9.58 +.03 TRIII PIMCO Funds A: AllAstAut t 10.48 +.02 AllAsset p 11.97 +.01 ComRR p 8.95 -.03 LwDurA 10.40 +.03 RealRtA p 11.38 +.04 TotRtA 10.85 +.04 PIMCO Funds C: RealRtC p 11.38 +.04 TotRtC t 10.85 +.04 PIMCO Funds D: LowDur p 10.40 +.03 RealRtn p 11.38 +.04 10.85 +.04 TRtn p PIMCO Funds P: TotRtnP 10.85 +.04 Parnassus Funds: EqtyInco n 26.81 -.03 Pax World: Balanced 22.46 ... Perm Port Funds: Permannt 45.30 -.03 Pioneer Funds A: CullenVal 18.23 -.07 HiYldA p 10.25 ... PionFdA p 41.21 -.05 ValueA p 11.44 -.04 Pioneer Funds C: PionrFdY 41.35 -.05 Pioneer Fds Y: CullenV Y 18.28 -.07 Price Funds Adv: 23.90 -.05 EqInc Growth p n 32.26 +.01

6.83 +.01 HiYld R2020A p n16.43 -.02 Price Funds: Balance n 19.42 -.01 BlChip n 38.66 +.02 CapApp n 20.42 -.04 DivGro n 23.01 -.04 EmMktB n 13.31 -.02 EmMktS n 35.17 -.29 EqInc n 23.95 -.05 EqIndex n 34.25 -.07 GNMA n 9.92 +.03 Growth n 32.52 +.01 ... HlthSci n 31.02 HiYield n 6.84 +.01 InstlCpG 16.65 +.01 IntlBond n 9.70 -.02 IntDis n 43.35 -.19 13.24 -.09 Intl G&I IntlStk n 14.11 -.08 LatAm n 55.69 -.41 ... MDBond n 10.12 MediaTl n 52.91 -.07 ... MidCap n 59.16 MCapVal n23.83 -.05 N Asia n 19.22 -.19 New Era n 51.79 +.11 N Horiz n 33.66 -.09 N Inc n 9.48 +.03 OverS SF r n8.28 -.04 PSBal n 19.14 -.01 RealEst n 17.40 ... R2010 n 15.39 -.02 R2015 n 11.94 -.02 R2020 n 16.52 -.02 R2025 n 12.11 -.02 R2030 n 17.39 -.03 R2035 n 12.32 -.02 R2040 n 17.53 -.04 R2045 n 11.69 -.02 Ret Inco n 13.14 -.01 SciTec n 27.59 -.01 4.85 +.01 ShtBd n SmCpStk n34.56 -.07 SmCapVal n36.17 -.13 SpecGr n 17.85 -.04 SpecIn n 12.36 +.01 SuMuInt n 11.07 ... TFInc n 9.52 ... TxFrH n 10.35 ... Value n 23.70 -.05 Primecap Odyssey : Growth r 15.59 +.02 Principal Inv: HighYldA p 8.01 ... LgCGI In 9.36 -.01 LgCV1 In 10.75 -.02 LgGrIn 8.37 +.01 LT2020In 11.71 -.01 LT2030In 11.63 -.02 LT2040I 11.83 -.03 MidCGIII In10.79 -.01 SAMBalA 12.80 -.01 Prudential Fds A: MidCpGrA 27.33 -.07 NatResA 55.87 +.07 STCrpBdA 11.49 +.03 UtilityA 10.26 +.03 Putnam Funds A: CATxA p 7.43 ... DvrInA p 8.15 +.02 EqInA p 15.32 -.03 GrInA p 13.74 -.04 MultiCpGr 51.41 -.09 24.28 -.02 VoyA p

RS Funds: LgCAlphaB t40.26 -.15 RSPart 32.94 -.17 Rainier Inv Mgt: SmMCap 33.07 +.01 RidgeWorth Funds: GScUShBdI10.06 -.01 HiYldI 9.91 ... RiverSource A: HiYdTEA 4.08 ... Royce Funds: LwPrSkSv r17.98 -.07 PennMuI r 11.63 -.03 PremierI r 20.15 -.07 TotRetI r 13.10 -.06 VlPlSvc 13.28 -.08 Russell Funds S: IntlDvMkt 31.44 -.15 StratBd 10.81 +.04 SEI Portfolios: CoreFxA n 10.79 +.03 IntlEqA n 8.73 -.03 LgCGroA n21.96 -.05 LgCValA n 16.42 -.03 TxMgLC n 12.27 -.03 SSgA Funds: EmgMkt 22.52 -.22 Schwab Funds: CoreEq 16.96 -.02 1000Inv r 37.59 -.06 S&P Sel 19.80 -.03 SmCpSl 21.23 -.09 TSM Sel r 22.99 -.04 Scout Funds: 31.97 -.13 Intl Selected Funds: AmShD 41.59 -.21 AmShS p 41.62 -.20 Sentinel Group: ComS A p 31.66 -.03 Sequoia n 132.33 -.11 Sound Shore: SoundShore32.37 -.11 St FarmAssoc: Gwth 53.31 -.07 TCW Funds: TotRetBdI 9.95 +.04 TCW Funds N: ToRtBdN p10.30 +.05 TIAA-CREF Funds: BondInst 10.38 +.04 EqIdxInst 9.64 -.02 Templeton Instit: EmMS p 16.43 -.25 ForEqS 19.79 -.17 Third Avenue Fds: IntlVaInst r 16.90 +.07 REValInst r23.54 -.05 ValueInst 53.07 -.29 Thornburg Fds C: IntValC t 26.28 -.16 Thornburg Fds: IntValA p 27.90 -.17 IncBuildA t 18.96 -.06 IncBuildC p18.96 -.06 IntValue I 28.51 -.18 LtMuA p 13.94 ... LtTMuI 13.94 -.01 35.26 -.14 ValueI Thrivent Fds A: Bond 9.99 +.04 LgCpStk 22.42 -.04 LgCpVal 13.61 -.05 ... MidCpSk 15.04 MuniBd 10.80 ... PtrIntStk 9.78 -.03 Tocqueville Fds: Gold t 81.97 +.04 Transamerica C: AAlModGr t11.90 -.03 Tweedy Browne: GblValue 23.75 -.17

USAA Group: CrnstStr 22.62 -.02 Inco 12.75 +.04 Intl 23.94 -.15 PrecMM 39.73 -.05 S&P Idx 19.11 ... ShtTBnd 9.18 +.01 TxEIt 12.58 ... TxELT 12.26 ... TxESh 10.61 ... VALIC : MdCpIdx 20.59 -.06 StkIdx 25.09 -.05 Van Eck Funds: GlHardA 51.83 +.14 Vanguard Admiral: AsstAdml n55.27 -.01 BalAdml n 21.52 +.01 CAITAdm n10.69 ... CALTAdm n10.67 ... CpOpAdl n 78.08 +.15 EMAdmr r n39.68 -.36 Energy n 121.36 +.19 EqInAdm n n42.91 -.11 EuroAdml n59.81 -.49 ExplAdml n68.58 -.18 ExtdAdm n 41.62 -.11 500Adml n117.17 -.21 GNMA Ad n10.74 +.04 GroIncAd n43.43 -.07 GrwAdm n 31.91 -.02 HlthCr n 52.20 -.11 HiYldCp n 5.73 ... InfProAd n 25.59 +.08 ITBdAdml n11.22 +.06 ITsryAdml n11.33 +.06 IntGrAdm n60.88 -.35 ITAdml n 13.25 -.01 ITGrAdm n 9.93 +.04 LtdTrAd n 10.99 ... LTGrAdml n 9.24 +.04 LTsyAdml n10.88 +.06 LT Adml n 10.64 -.01 MCpAdml n92.67 -.12 MorgAdm n56.67 -.08 MuHYAdm n10.06 -.01 NJLTAd n 11.28 ... NYLTAd n 10.77 ... PrmCap r n69.08 -.02 PacfAdml n70.48 +.07 PALTAdm n10.72 ... ReitAdm r n77.94 -.04 STsyAdml n10.68 +.02 STBdAdml n10.56 +.03 ShtTrAd n 15.86 ... STFdAd n 10.76 +.02 STIGrAd n 10.78 +.02 SmCAdm n35.05 -.12 TxMCap r n63.22 -.08 TxMGrIn r n56.96 -.11 TtlBAdml n 10.59 +.04 TStkAdm n31.92 -.05 ValAdml n 21.06 -.05 WellslAdm n52.56 +.08 WelltnAdm n54.03 -.05 Windsor n 46.16 -.13 WdsrIIAd n46.20 -.16 Vanguard Fds: FTAlWldIn r n18.51-.10 AssetA n 24.62 ... CapOpp n 33.81 +.07 Convrt n 13.71 +.02 DivdGro n 14.43 -.01 Energy n 64.64 +.11 EqInc n 20.47 -.05 Explr n 73.70 -.20

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Toyota 4 Runner, 1997 Limited Forest Green on Tan Leather interior V6 auto trans, am, fm, cd, tape, SUNROOF, alloy rims, good tires, CHEAP TRANSPORTATION!!!! 704-603-4255

Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer SUV, 2006. Black clearcoat exterior w/medium parchment interior. Stock #F11093A. $17,759. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT, 2004. Oxford White with gray cloth. 5 speed auto. trans. w/OD 704-603-4255

Free cat. Black & white tabby. Totally declawed. Never sick in 15 yrs. Still chases her tail. Long life expectancy. Ideal for adults wanting quieter pet. Loving. Owner going to nursing home. 704-647-9795 Free cats. Elderly couple looking for a good home for three male neutered cats. Cats approximately 6 years old. 1 black, 1 gray tabby, & 1 gray & white tabby. Please call 704-209-6044

Toyota 4Runner SR5 SUV, 2008. Salsa red pearl exterior w/stone interior. Stock #T11212A. $26,359. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Ford Mustang, 2000. Atlantic blue metallic exterior w/gray cloth interior. 5 speed, 1 owner, extra clean. Call Steve at 704-603-4255

Free Kittens. Litter box trained. One black/white, three gray. Precious. 704-267-9839 l/m

Giving away kittens or puppies? Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 1999, Gold w/Tan cloth interior 4.0 6 cyl. auto trans, am/fm/cd, HARD TOP, aftermarket rims good tires, sound bar, BRUSH GUARD ready for fun or those snowy days! 704-603-4255

No. 60858 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Herbert Laureston Hawley, 226 South Ellis Street, Salisbury, NC 28144, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 26th day of March, 2011, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 15th day of December, 2010. Herbert Laureston Hawley, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1231, Mary Laureston Zimmerman, 3755 East Hwy. 152, Salisbury, NC 28146 Attorney: F. Rivers Lawther, Jr., P.O. Box 829, Salisbury, NC 28145-0829

Dogs

Dogs

American Pit Bull Pups

Free dog. Male Lab mix. 3 years old. To good home only. Please call 704-431-4654

Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV, 2006. Millennium silver metallic exterior w/ash interior. Stock #T11108A. $16,459. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Dogs

11 pups ready to go. Prices negotiable. ALL colors, male & female. 1st shots. Call 704-2395924 Faith area.

Cocker Spaniel puppies. Black and white, 1 female, 2 males. Full blooded, no papers. Shots, wormed, tails docked. 8 weeks old. $200. Please Call 704239-3854 Dog - full blooded blue healer female, shots up to date, kid friendly. Needs a good home. Call 704 279-0281 Dog – Weimaraner, 1½ year old female, playful, good with kids, she would like to be an inside dog, she is not crate trained. $75. Call 704-361-5363 Found dogs. On January 1 off Long Ferry Rd, very large dogs. One black & white. The other dog is tan, black and white. 704798-0164

FREE dog. To good home only. 3 yr. old 1/2 wolf, 1/2 shepherd female. Needs fenced yard or lot. NO CHAIN!!! 704279-8089 Free puppies. Cockerspaniel/lab mix. 7 black puppies, 1 blond. 9 weeks old. 704-638-6441 Free puppy. Sweet female Chocolate Lab puppy. Maybe 9 weeks old. Abandoned in our yard on Sunday. To good home. 704-633-9316

Chevrolet, 1981, truck. ½ ton, 4 wheel drive. 4 speed. 6 cylinder. Needs engine repair. Call 704279-5765 or 704-2024281

Ford Ranger Extended Cab, 2010. Dark shadow gray metallic exterior w/medium dark flint. Stock #F10496A. $17,559. 1-800-542-9758. www.cloningerford.com

Jeep, 2003, Wrangler Sahara. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! 150+ Vehicles in Stock! www.autohouseofsalisbury.com

Toyota RAV4 Base SUV, 2007. Classic silver metallic exterior w/ash interior. Stock #T11153A. $16,259. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

AKC French Bulldog, AKC, Male Adult. Cream color. 4yrs young. Champion Bloodlines all the way back to his 5th Gen! UTD on all shots. $800 cash OBO. Call 704-603-8257.

Free dog. Mini 19 lb. multicolored Poodle. Neutered. Black racing stripe nose to tail. Handsome & friendly. 12 yo. Exc. health. Loves to run. Owner going to nursing home. 704-647-9795

Puppies. Sheltie AKC registered, Beautiful sable and white! Ready January 25. $400. Parents on site. 336-8537424 or 336-250-1970 SHIH-TZU PUPPIES Playful, lovable cute! First shots, wormed. DOB 11/20/10 Private home. $200 each. 704 239-5957

Got puppies or kittens for sale?

Yorki-Poos www.yorki-shop.com Puppies - Free 7 weeks old small mixed breed. Very cute, fat and healthy! 704-209-1943 Puppies - Free part Border Collie puppies, very cute. Black and white, brown, and black puppies. 704-638-0589

Rockwell, NC. High quality, home raised puppies, registered. Call 704-2249692. Check the website for pricing and information.

Other Pets HHHHHHHHH Check Out Our December Special! Boarding 20% discount. Rowan Animal Clinic. 704-6363408 for appt.

Free dog. Female German Shepard. 5 years old. Loving & loves to play. Needs room to run. To good home only. Call 704603-8562

Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT SUV, 2007. Red fire clearcoat exterior w/camel interior. Stock #F10543A. $19,959. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Dogs

Free dog. Sweet female Golden Lab Mix. Owner is moving & cannot keep her. Spayed. Needs loving home. 704-279-6393

Cats

Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo SUV, 2010. Brilliant black crystal pearlcoat exterior w/dark slate gray interior. Stock # F10541A1. $25,559. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com Dodge, 2004 Dakota. 100% Guaranteed Credit Approval! Over 150+ Vehicles in Stock! 1330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as the Administrator of the estate of Robert Cordell Shipman, 229 Oakwood Ave., Salisbury, NC 28146. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 10th day of April, 2011, or this will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 4th day of January, 2011. Robert Cordell Shipman, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1176, Robert Julian Shipman, PO Box 33, Lattimore, NC 28089-0033 Attorney: Sean B. Sandison, 417 N. Main St., Suite. F, Salisbury, NC 28144

Suzuki XL7 Luxury SUV 2007. Stock #F10395A. Majestic silver exterior gray interior. with $15,959 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Honda Pilot 2005. Red Pearl with tan leather interior, automatic, 3rd row seating, 4x4, sunroof. 704-603-4255

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Want to Buy: Transportation Wanted: Mini Cooper, six speed. Call Chip 704640-5778 Leave message if no answer

Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab, 2010. Sterling gray metallic exterior w/medium stone/ stone interior. Stock #P7604. $25,359. 1-800542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Buick Rainier CXL Plus SUV, 2004. Olympic white exterior w/light cashmere interior. Stock # T11111C. $11,459. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Chevrolet Trailblazer LS SUV, 2006. Silverstone metallic exterior w/light gray interior. Stock #T10295A. $11,959. Call now 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator for the Estate of Helen Frances Morrison Triplett, 604 Spring Garden Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 13th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 6th day of January, 2011. Alvin Keith Triplett, Administrator of the estate of Helen Frances Morrison Triplett, File #11E16, 604 Spring Garden Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28081 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor for the Estate of Kathleen Nichols Kiser, 506 East 23rd Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083. This is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 12th day of April, 2011, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. This the 6th day of January, 2011. Kathleen Nichols Kiser, deceased, Rowan County File #2010E1138, Beverly Fulcher, 2204 Nellie Street, Kannapolis, NC 28083

Over 150 vehicles in Stock! Ford F-150 XL Extended Cab, 2003. Oxford white clearcoat exterior w/ medium graphite interior. Stock #F10512A 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

Bad Credit? No Credit? No Problem! Tim Marburger Dodge 877-792-9700

Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS Crew Cab, 2007. Gold mist metallic exterior w/dark titanium interior. Stock #T11201A. $22,959. 1-800-542-9758 www.cloningerford.com

No. 60932

No. 60933

Tim Marburger Dodge 287 Concord Pkwy N. Concord, NC 28027 704-792-9700

Troutman Motor Co. Highway 29 South, Concord, NC 704-782-3105

Toyota, 2002 Sienna XLE LOADED! Grey leather seats, 3.0 V6 back with auto trans, tape, cd changer, all pwr. Dual heated seats, sunroof low price what more could you ask for! 704-603-4255

Supplies and Services Puppies. German Shepherd - Belgian Malions. 2 males. $250 each. Call 704-239-6018

Adopt a Puppy or Kitten for $80 adoption fee. Salisbury Animal Hospital 1500 E. Innes St. 704-637-0227 salisburyanimalhospital.com


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