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“We’re not the only ones working on Christmas. We’ll be with our second family on the rig.” Rig worker Pete Kammerer


Aptly named, this Boomtown trailer park offers a bathhouse and a place to park for oil boom workers who work a week, take a week off and need somewhere to sleep at night.

The boys of Boomtown By LAUREN DONOVAN Bismarck Tribune WHITE EARTH — The boys of Boomtown are fighting the good fight and living the dream in a remote place that would be mostly a ghost town without them. There was still some life in the tiny village of White Earth before the oil boom, but an enterprising soul who built a bath house, strung electricity and set up a dozen rental lots behind the dilapidated shell of the town’s long-empty school has lured in a small new population here. There is charm to this hamlet in the picturesque White Earth valley. The town’s story of better days is told in abandoned houses, old store fronts and the snow-laden boughs of pine trees that grace two empty but lovely churches. Some homes are occupied and someone plowed the streets the day after a heavy snow.


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A sign out front of the old school building on the west side of White Earth says “Boomtown,” with a phone number to call for information. There is no water in Boomtown, except to the small bathhouse, but two of its boys, Pete Kammerer, 21, and Michael Durfee, 19, say they couldn’t keep it from freezing up in their fifthwheel camper anyway. They both came up from Wy o m i n g t o w o r k o n Nabors 165 drilling rig, earning $2,300 in regular and overtime pay for each 88-hour week they put in. Continued on 7A

By CHRISTOPHER BJORKE Bismarck Tribune Deb Theisen got the best Christmas present, but was still too numb to feel much besides anticipation. “I’m kind of numb, kind of shaky,” said Theisen, looking out at the Bismarck Airport’s TOP: Becky Campbell welcomes her son snowy tarmac Thursday Bryce Keigley home at the Bismarck morning, waiting for the plane Airport on Thursday. “I’m just glad he’s that would return her son, home safe,” Campbell said. In the Erick Schantz, from a 10-month deployment at Kanbackground, Alisha Hedstrom greets her dahar Air Base in Afghanistan. fiancee, Brandon Lafrenz. “It just doesn’t feel real yet.” ABOVE: Eugene O’Neil, left, and a dozen She only heard for certain other members of the North Dakota Patriot that Schantz was arriving that Guard hold flags at the Bismarck Airport day with two fellow Army while waiting for the return of three Reserve members on the same deployment. The three solsoldiers on Thursday. diers thought they would have LEFT: Rhonda Schantz hugs her husband to spend Christmas in New Erick Schantz at the airport on Thursday. Jersey, but won a last-minute (WILL KINCAID/Tribune) Continued on 7A

Millions of acres could be protected BLM rules restored for public lands By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press DENVER — The Obama administration plans to reverse a Bush-era policy and make millions of undeveloped acres of land once again eligible for federal wilderness protection, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday. The agency will replace the 2003 policy adopted under former Interior Secretary Gale Norton. That policy — derided by some as the “No More Wilderness” policy — stated that new areas could not be recommended for wilderness protection by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and it opened millions of acres to potential

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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar speaks about an initiative that would allow the BLM to designate and protect wilderness areas on Thursday in Denver. commercial development. That policy “frankly never should have happened and was wrong in the first place,” Salazar said Thursday. Environmental activists have been pushing for the Continued on 7A

Last-minute shoppers luck out “I’m calling it Fantastic Friday, because I really do think it’s going to be one of the busiest days of the year.”

By ELLEN GIBSON and ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writers NEW YORK — It’s Black Friday, The Sequel. Stores are rolling out deals and expect to be swimming in shoppers on Christmas Eve as stragglers take advantage of a day off work. For retailers, the last-minute rush caps the best year since 2007, and possibly ever. With Christmas falling on a Saturday this year, Friday is a holiday for most U.S. workers. That lets shoppers hit

Marshal Cohen, chief fashion industry analyst, NPD Group the stores first thing in the morning. “I’m calling it Fantastic Friday, because I really do think it’s going to be one of the busiest days of the year,” said Marshal Cohen, chief fashion industry analyst with researcher NPD Group. A strong Christmas Eve would round out a surprisingly successful holiday sea-

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son for retailers. The National Retail Federation predicts that holiday spending will reach $451.5 billion this year, up 3.3 percent over last year. That would be the biggest year-over-year increase since 2006, and the largest total since spending hit a record $452.8 billion in 2007. A strong finish could even give 2010 the crown.

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Alert issued on containers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has alerted air carriers to a potential terror tactic involving insulated beverage containers like thermoses. The alert stressed that there is no intelligence about an active terror plot, but travelers may notice airport screeners taking a closer look at empty insulated containers. The Transportation Security Administration “is carefully monitoring information related to terrorist tactics” in coordination with other nations, TSA spokeswoman Sterling Payne said in a statement Thursday. “The possible tactics terrorists might use include the concealment of explosives inside insulated beverage containers, so in the coming days, passengers flying within and to the U.S. may notice additional security measures related to insulated beverage containers.” Payne urged the public “to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to their local authorities.”

FBI releases files on NPR’s Schorr WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nixon White House was so worried about Daniel Schorr’s reporting that it ordered an investigation into the veteran network correspondent whose tough stories landed him on the president’s infamous enemies list, according to newly released FBI files. The administration had the bureau conduct a background investigation in 1971, according to one section from among hundreds of pages released Thursday from Schorr’s FBI file. The White House said it was considering Schorr for a public affairs job in the environmental area. A day later, the investigation was canceled but the White House still wanted to see anything the FBI had managed to discover about Schorr. Schorr asked the FBI to discontinue the investigation.The long-time newsman later said he had never applied for such a position. The 93-year-old Schorr died in July after a six-decade career with CBS, NPR and other news media outlets. He believed the White House had tried to intimidate him for his hard-hitting coverage of the administration.

Paper says it has all WikiLeaks cables OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian newspaper says it has obtained the entire trove of 250,000 uncensored U.S. diplomatic documents that WikiLeaks has been distributing. The announcement Thursday appears to make Aftenposten the first media organization outside Wiki Leaks’ five partners to obtain the material — a development sure to heighten U.S. government fears that the public release of some uncensored diplomatic cables could endanger informants’ lives. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has not been charged in connection with leaked documents but was jailed in England this month after two women in Sweden accused him of sex crimes, including rape. He was freed on bail last week and is confined to a supporter’s country estate in Britain while he fights extradition to Sweden, where authorities want to question him in the sex crimes inquiry.




Lame duck rallied By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — In the middle of a House debate, De m o c ra t i c Re p. Jo h n Ya r m u t h o f K e n t u c k y handed the woman in charge of the rules a paper bag. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., peered inside, saw the bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon and laughed. Indeed, a shot of something strong might help make sense of a prolific Congress that seemed to break the rules of political physics. Democrats were punished by voters for a long list of accomplishments, then rallied with a post-election session that was anything but lame. Among the lessons of 2010: Being the opposite of a “do-nothing Congress” can produce just as much loathing and election losses for the party in control of government. And bipar tisanship in President Barack Obama’s Washington is possible, if fleeting. “Congress and the administration simply failed to listen to the American people,” incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement as lawmakers left town. “Beginning on Jan. 5, the American people are going to watch their Congress do something differently.” “I’m not naive,” Obama told reporters this week. “I know there will be tough fights in the months ahead.” Among the fiercest will be over the fate of Obama’s signature but deeply unpopular health care overhaul that passed in

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., after signing the $858 billion tax deal into law, in Washington on Dec. 17. March and proved a major factor in the Democrats’ midterm rout. Republicans have vowed to try denying funds for parts of the nearly $1 trillion overhaul. Ho u s e Sp e a k e r Na n c y Pelosi, D-Calif., said she decided to stay in the House as minority leader in part to stand in the way of any such rollback. Long before the 112th Congress opens in January, Washington’s fiscal experts began girding for battle over reining in federal spending and the deficit. That’s the stated goal of all parties, but how to do it gets into complex policy issues and deeply rooted philosophical differences over the government’s proper size and role.

Election politics in what essentially is a two-year campaign season will steer congressional business from the get-go. With those battles to come, Democrats in their final days of power adjourned the 111th Congress on Wednesday night atop what historians say is the biggest collection of sweeping new laws in nearly half a century. It may have felt like gridlock for the fierce posturing and name-calling. But not since the civil rights movement and the difficult birth of taxpayersupported health care for the elderly and poor have government leaders made so many big changes — love them or hate them —

so quickly. Under Obama, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Congress reshaped a recessive economy, health care policy and Wall Street regulation. Both the costs and the government’s reach were mind-boggling, alienating voters reeling under a near 10 percent unemployment rate and raising their distrust of Congress. That was before the Nov. 2 elections that gave Republicans control of the Ho u s e n e x t y e a r w i t h 63 more seats, plus six more seats in the Senate. Post-election, the workf l ow i n Wa s h i n g t o n c h a n g e d s i g n i f i c a n t l y. Shaken by an angry electorate, lawmakers of both parties and Obama tried something new: They consulted each other. They cooperated. And finally, they compromised. From tax cuts to a nuclear arms treaty and the repeal of the ban on openly serving gay soldiers, Congress and the Obama White House closed up their respective shops and headed out for the holidays with an uncommonly full bag of accomplishments in a head-spinning 31/2 weeks. Getting it all done required precise management of Congress’ rules. After watching 81-year-old Sl a u g h t e r o n h e r f e e t pulling the strings for several hours one day last week, Yarmuth made his way over to her bearing some holiday cheer. “I knew Chairwoman Slaughter had a long day,” Yarmuth, D-Ky., said. “It was my responsibility to keep her in good spirits.”

Tax changes will cause some delays By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press WASHINGTON — It will take a little longer for some taxpayers to file their 2010 returns, but it will be worth the wait for beneficiaries of a new tax law: college students, teachers and residents of states that have sales taxes but no income tax. Thanks to a December tax package that was hailed as a forerunner of a bipartisan spirit in government, the Internal Revenue Service needs to reprogram computers for new college tuition breaks, teachers who buy classroom supplies with their own money, and Americans who live where there’s no state and local income tax to deduct. The IRS said Thursday that it will be mid- to late February before it can accept returns that apply for those tax breaks. However, delays will be minimal for taxpayers who already itemize deduc-

tions, because they normally have to wait for their financial documents. “The majority of taxpayers will be able to fill out their tax returns and file them as they normally do,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “We will do everything we can to minimize the impact of recent tax law changes on other taxpayers. The IRS will work through the holidays and into the new year to get our systems reprogrammed and ensure taxpayers have a smooth tax season.” The IRS will announce a specific date when it can start processing tax returns affected by the changes. The changes in the law that will cause delays: ■ The new line on Schedule A, Itemized deductions, to allow for state and local sales tax deductions. Taxpayers in states with income taxes usually chose that deduction instead. Taxpayers cannot complete Sched-

ule A until this tax break is programmed in IRS computers. ■ The new higher education tuition and fees deduction for parents and students, covering up to $4,000 paid to a post-secondary institution. Many parents and students, however, will instead use existing education credits. ■ The new expense deduction for kindergartenthrough-grade 12 educators who have out-of-pocket classroom expenses of up to $250. The new tax law gives benefits ranging from tax cuts for millionaires and the middle class to longer-term help for the jobless. Without the law, millions of Americans would have been hit with increases starting on New Year’s Day. The package retains Bush-era tax rates for all taxpayers, including the wealthiest Americans, a provision President Barack

Obama and congressional liberals opposed. It also offers 13 months of extended benefits to the unemployed and attempts to stimulate the economy with a Social Security payroll tax cut for all workers. Meanwhile, a board that reviews IRS operations said examinations of returns increased by 8 percent this year on taxpayers with incomes above $1 million. Examinations of individuals with incomes below $1 million, small and large corporations, and collections, remained steady from last year. The rate of returns filed electronically rose slightly to 69 percent, while revenue from enforcement action was up from $48.9 billion in 2009 to $57.6 billion this year. The IRS Oversight Board, which consists of nine members, was created by Congress under a 1998 law to oversee the agency’s operations.

Rome embassy blasts wound two ROME (AP) — Mail bombs exploded in the hands of employees at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome on Thursday, seriously wounding two people and triggering heightened security checks at diplomatic missions just as holiday deliveries deluge their mailrooms. Italian investigators suspected the attacks were the work of anarchists, similar to the two-day wave of mail bombs that targeted several embassies in Athens last month — including those of Chile and Switzerland. One of last month’s boobytrapped packages, addressed to Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, was intercepted in Italy.

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Investigators inspect the area inside the Swiss Embassy in Rome on Thursday. Late Thursday night, the Italian news agency ANSA reported that a claim by anarchists was found in a

small box near one of the wounded employees, and was being examined by anti-terrorism police squad. Anti-terrorism police at Rome police headquarters refused to comment on the claim, which ANSA said was made by a group called the Informal Anarchist Federation, or FAI. “Long live FAI, long live anarchy,” the claim reportedly said. Anarchists were blamed by authorities last week for bloody clashes between protesters and police in Rome that marred otherwise peaceful demonstrations by students against a university reform law. The legislation received final approval in parliament Thursday.

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War rhetoric rises between Koreas SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric, with South Korea’s president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a “sacred” nuclear war if provoked. South Korean troops, tanks and fighter jets put on a thundering display of force Thursday as President Lee Myungbak visited with soldiers at a base near the border, while North Korea’s elite marked a key military anniversary by lashing out at the South for encouraging war. For both countries, the rallying cries and military maneuvers mainly seemed designed to build support at home. But they raised fears anew of all-out war on a peninsula that New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson called a “tinderbox” after returning from a visit to the North Korean capital this week.

Kidnappers of 50 migrants make call MEXICO CITY (AP) — The supposed kidnappers of 50 Central American migrants who disappeared in southern Mexico last week called a family in the United States demanding a ransom, a Roman Catholic priest who first reported the abductions said Thursday. But they contacted relatives of a migrant who had escaped after the Dec. 16 assault, said the Rev. Alejandro Solalinde, who runs a migrant shelter in the southern state of Oaxaca. The abductors probably thought he was still in the group, Solalinde told The Associated Press in a telephone interview, adding that he reported the call to Central American and Mexican authorities. “We’re calling the governments of Central America in case they know of any other calls for ransom,” he said. It was another apparent confirmation of the massive abduction, which Mexican authorities initially denied when they were contacted by the foreign ministry of El Salvador on Tuesday with the complaint.


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Californians face massive cleanup after huge storm By AMY TAXIN Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Many California residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain must now clean up or even rebuild — and could face the prospect of not being able to spend Christmas at home. The storm’s push across the West left a muddy mess Thursday across Southern California and the threat of avalanches in Nevada, where Clark County officials urged residents of Mount Charleston, near Las Vegas, to leave after snow slides near two mountain hamlets. Preliminary damage

estimates throughout California were already in the tens of millions of dollars and were expected to rise. Acting Gov. Abel Maldonado declared a state of emergency in three more counties, adding Los Angeles, Kings and Santa Barbara counties to the list of six released earlier in the week. The inland region of Southern California east of Los Angeles was emerging as among the hardest-hit a re a s , e s p e c i a l l y Sa n Bernardino County. In Highland, people were literally chased from their homes by walls of mud and water, leaving behind dwellings strung with holiday lights. They returned Thursday to find

their neighborhood inundated with mud. Five homes were destroyed and nearly 70 others damaged. Leslie Constante burst into tears when she approached her parents’ house and saw a red tag slapped on the garage, meaning authorities had deemed it unsafe to enter. Out front, a display with two holiday reindeer was enveloped in mud several feet deep. “My m o m a n d d a d worked so hard for this,” said Constante, wearing knee high rubber boots and a rain jacket. The 29-yearold pharmacy technician couldn’t get inside to see how bad the damage was to Christmas presents and other belongings.

Obama eases into Hawaiian holiday HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama eased into the first day of his Hawaiian vacation Thursday, opting for privacy over publicity after wrapping up a frenzied lameduck legislative session. The president began with what’s become a familiar routine during his trips to Hawaii — a morning workout at a gym at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He returned to the base later in the morning to play a round of golf with two of his childhood friends from his years growing up in Hawaii, as well as a family friend from Chicago. Obama managed to avoid the cameras during both outings Thursday. He has no public events scheduled during his 11-day vacation, and aides said he planned to spend much of his time at the luxurious oceanfront home his family was renting in Kailua.

Students protest in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Police and soldiers fired water cannons and plastic bullets Thursday as thousands of students protested against a law passed by Venezuela’s congress that increases the government’s powers over the country’s universities. At least four people were injured, including a news photographer who was treated for a cut to the head after being hit with an object.


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Pizza prankster pays up A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlor but never picked them up has agreed to hand over the dough. A lawyer for the New Jersey man says his client is a “decent enough” guy with no criminal record who felt bad about the prank. Attorney Sean Cleary did not reveal his client’s name and did not say how much he’ll repay. The pizzas he ordered were worth about $4,000. Workers at Antonio’s in the college town of Amherst stayed until 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 20 making the pies. The man ordered them shortly after a Dylan concert at the nearby University of Massachusetts. ■ Memphis, Tenn.

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Those at a Goodwill store in Memphis got some extra Christmas spending money thanks to a man who handed out $50 bills to everyone Monday. No one knows the identity of the man, who passed out the money. Store employee Chestine Dunn says the man carried a stack of envelopes with him. Inside each envelope was $50. Witnesses say the man didn’t buy anything and asked for nothing in return. He simply gave lucky strangers an envelope, wished them a merry Christmas and moved on. One of lucky ones, Betty Ridenour, says everyone was stunned. ■ Jamestown, Pa.


A Pennsylvania tool-supply company says somebody mailed a $45 check to pay for a hammer stolen decades ago. Lynne Gramling, president of Central Contractors’ Supply Co., said the check arrived earlier this month. It included an anonymous letter that says the writer stole a hammer 25 to 30 years ago. It reads, “Enclosed is $45 to cover the hammer plus a little extra for interest. I’m sorry I stole it, but have changed my ways.” From wire reports

Quote in the news “Once I got to touch him, then it was real.” — Becky Campbell, on greeting her 22-year-old son who returned home Thursday after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan with the Army Reserve See story on Page 1A

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Lohan spat to bring scrutiny to clinic LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan isn’t the only one authorities are investigating over a late night spat with a rehab worker. Experts say the facility where she is being treated and its former employee will also receive some scrutiny. A spokesman for the California Lohan: Department of Investigation Public Health confirmed the agency was conducting an investigation at the Betty Ford clinic, but declined to release details. Spokesman Ralph Montano said this week that details may be released later, but he could not confirm that the inquiry was related to Lohan or an interview by the fired employee. Detectives are investigating Lohan for misdemeanor battery at the request of a Betty Ford Clinic worker who was involved in a fight with the “Mean Girls” star shortly around 1 a.m. on Dec. 12. Lohan’s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, has declined comment on the incident, but said it was the actress who called police. Criminal defense attorney Steve Cron, who is not involved in the case, said both Betty Ford and the clinic employee are likely to face some repercussions. Betty Ford, which described the Lohan incident as the first time in 28 years that it had a breach of patient confidentiality, could face a civil fine, he said. Safeguarding celebrities’ medical records has been an issue in California, with health care workers prosecuted and disciplined for peering into — and selling — confidential information. In 2008, it was revealed that 1,041 patients had their records inappropriately accessed at UCLA medical facilities since 2003, resulting in 165 hospital employees being either fired, suspended or receiving reprimands. A former Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center employee pleaded guilty that year to selling the medical records of Britney Spears, Farrah Fawcett and other celebrities to the National Enquirer. She died before sentencing.

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utive, Doug Suttles. At the meeting, the suit says, Suttles agreed to make an $18 million deposit on a $52 million order for the 32 devices. Baldwin and Contogouris said they didn’t know about the deal when, three days later, they agreed to sell their shares of the company for $1.4 million and $500,000, respectively. Baldwin and his friend say they were entitled to shares of BP’s deposit. Instead, their suit claims Costner and Smith “schemed” to use money from BP’s deposit to buy their shares in the company.

Morgan undergoes kidney transplant LOS ANGELES (AP) — “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant. A statement released Monday by Morgan’s publicist says Morgan is doing well and taking “muchneeded time” to recover from the surgery earlier this month. The statement says the actorcomedian looks Morgan: forward to returnNew kidney ing to work on the New York-based NBC sitcom

after the holidays. The 42-year-old Morgan plays the goofy star of a TV show on “30 Rock.” Another “30 Rock” cast member, Grizz Chapman, also received a new kidney earlier this year. NBC didn’t immediately respond to a query about how Morgan’s surgery would affect production of the sitcom.

Bush memoir sells 2 million copies NEW YORK (AP) — Make that 2 million books sold for former President George W. Bush. The Crown Publishing Group said Wednesday that Bush’s “Decision Points” passed the 2 million mark less than 2 months after its official release. Published in early November, B u s h’s m e m o i r about his key presBush: idential decisions Best seller and other choices has topped the best-seller list on for weeks. More than 2.6 million hardcovers are in print after an initial run of 1.5 million. The 2 million books sold include nearly 200,000 e-editions.

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DEATHS Ervin Schulz

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MOTT — Ervin Schulz, 80, Mott, died Dec. 23, 2010, at Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Mott. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Tuesday, Dec. 28, at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, Mott. Burial will be at 3 p.m. CST at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. He is survived by his wife Janice; their children, Nancy Williams, Gillette, Wyo., David, Nantucket, Mass., and Darrell, Bismarck; four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; brothers, Albert, Mott, and Leonard, Lynnwood, Wash.; and sisters, Regina Diede, Fa r g o / M o o r h e a d , a n d Kathryn Gillen, Dickinson. (Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Mott)

MADDOCK — Rolf I. Berg, 82, Maddock, died Dec. 18, 2010, at the Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Viking Lutheran Church, rural Maddock. Burial will be at the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Helen; their four children, Connie Backen, West Fargo, Steven Pranke, West Fargo, Kent Pranke, Maddock, and Kris Pranke, Gilbert, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (Nelson Funeral Home, Maddock)

NEW SALEM — Dale R. Aune, 30, New Salem, died Dec. 20, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.

Mary Kuefler NEW ENGLAND — Mary Kuefler, 93, New England, died Dec. 20, 2010, at the West River Medical Center, Hettinger. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. MST Monday, Dec. 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New England. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. She is survived by her two sons, Wayne Prince, Duluth, Minn., and Gary Prince, Minneapolis; three daughters, Margeen Olson, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Sandra Stepp and Linda Plaggemeyer, both of New England; two sisters; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-greatgrandchild. (Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson)

KILLDEER — Eugene J. Hartman, 67, Killdeer, died Dec. 20, 2010, after a sevenmonth-long battle with lung cancer, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. MST Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. John Lutheran Church, Killdeer. Further arrangements are pending with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.

Gerri Fanella BEULAH — Gerri Fanella, 68, Beulah, died Dec. 22, 2010, at Sakakawea Medical Center, Beulah. Services will be held at 10 a.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 29, at the Beulah Congregational Church. Further arrangements are pending with Barbot-Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah.

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Donald Kidder FORT YATES — Donald Kidder, 71, Fort Yates, died Dec. 22, 2010, at Medcenter One, Bismarck. Arrangements are pending with Perry Funeral Home, Mandan.

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Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parkway Funeral Service. Dale was born Feb. 22, 1980, in Bismarck, the son of Dale and Mary (Davenport) Aune. He was raised and attended schools in Bismarck. Dale married Nicole Hatzenbuhler on June 18, 2004, in Mandan. They lived in New Salem, where Dale owned and operated UB Trucking. He continued trucking in later years as well. Dale loved hunting, fishing, ice fishing and working on vehicles with his friends and dad. His family was important to him and he loved his kids, wife, mom, dad and sisters. He is survived by his wife, Nicole, his daughter, Madisen and his son, Mason, New Salem; his mother, Mary Aune, Bismarck; his father, Dale, New Salem; and his sisters, Lora Bobbe, New Salem, Julie Aune, Bismarck, Melissa White, Dickinson, and Chris Molbert, Dickinson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Letha Aune and George and Thelma Davenport; and his cousin, Dave Davenport. Go to to share memories of Dale and sign the online guest book.

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AGATE — William A. Meyer, 67, Agate, died Dec. 21, 2010, at his home. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Cando Lutheran Church. Further arrangements are pending with Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home, Cando.

STATE DEATHS BOTTINEAU — Ardis Johnson, 80. ESMOND — Gloria Schneider, 76. FORT TOTTEN — Melissa Chaske, 32. FULLERTON — Avery Cox, 69. GRAND FORKS — Lena Nelson, 93; Lowell Roed, 66. HANKINSON — Harry Kluge, 88. LANGDON — Pauline Fadenrecht, 93; Alf Pederson, 92. MINOT — Lucille Talbott, 95. NEWBURG — Robyn Kersten, 63. PLAZA — Helen Grotte, 81.

Carrie Kastner DICKINSON — Carrie B. Kastner, 89, Dickinson, formerly of Glen Ullin, died Dec. 20, 2010, at St. Benedicts Health Center, Dickinson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. CST Thursday, Dec. 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Glen Ullin. Further arrangements are pending with Spangelo-Stevenson Funeral Home, Glen Ullin.

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Mary Lou Kojancik, 93, Wibaux, Mont., passed away on Dec. 20, 2010, at Wibaux County Nursing Home, Wibaux. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 7 p.m. MST Monday, Dec. 27, at Saint Peters Catholic Church, Wibaux, with the Rev. Alex Pulickaparambil officiating. Rite of committal will be held at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, Dec. 27, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.

Gertrude Kaseman, 89, B i s m a rc k , f o r m e r l y o f Wishek, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2010, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek. Burial will be at St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek.

Mary Lou Josephine De Moully was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Nov. 19, 1917, daughter of Dr. Oliver M. De Moully and Rose Pearl (White) De Moully. Mary Lou moved to Flasher with her parents as a child, where she received her early education. She went on to receive a degree in LL.B. and a juris doctorate, which she received from the University of North Dakota in 1940; and postgraduate degrees from University of Montana, Colorado State College of Education and Eastern Montana College. From 1940 to 1941, she was an Associate of the C.L. Young Firm in Bismarck, and from 1942 to 1943, she was a member of the North Dakota Revision Commission. She was also a member of the Washington State Revision Commission from 1943 to 1944. She married Joe John Kojancik on March 6, 1943, at Camp Adaire, Ore. Mary Lou was one of the first female attorneys in the state of North Dakota, paving the way for others to follow. Mary Lou taught in several different schools and towns including: Ryegate High School in Ryegate, Mont., from 1947 to 1953, Fairview High School in Fairview, Mont., from 1954 to 1965; Red Lodge High School in Red Lodge, Mont., from 1968 to 1970; and Wibaux County High School in Wibaux from 1965 to 1967 and from 1970 to 1975. She was also the secretary of the Fairview PTA from 1957 to 1958; she sat on the board of directors of the Economic Development Council of Eastern Montana from 1971 to 1973; she was a member of National and Montana Education Associations and president of Eastern District Library Section from 1962 to 1963. Mary Lou was a member of the Montana Bar Association, American Federated Women’s Club, Delta Delta Delta, Sigma Epsilon Sigma and Kappa Beta Phi. She was a member of Saint Peters Catholic Church in Wibaux and a member of “Who’s Who of American Women” as well as “Who’s Who in the West.” Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, J.J. Kojancik. She is survived by her dear friend, Marion Chrudimsky; and numerous cousins. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: (Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home, Wibaux) (More deaths on 2B.)



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Visitation will be held from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Gertrude Meidinger was born Sept. 22, 1921, near Ze e l a n d , t h e o l d e s t o f 12 children growing up on a farm north of Zeeland, with her parents, Albert C. and Emma (Schwindt) Meidinger. Gertrude married Arthur “Art” E. Kaseman on Sept. 23, 1945, at New Kassel Reformed Church, rural Zeeland. Gertrude was a dedicated farm wife and homemaker, raising three daughters on a farm southwest of Wishek. She baked the best bread, gardened, canned food all summer long and sewed most of the clothes the girls wore. She assisted Art by driving grain trucks, moving machinery and helping with the dairy operation. Gertrude was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church and the Wishek Eagles. She loved to play bingo, enjoyed playing piano and reading. Upon retirement, Art and Gertie moved to Wishek and after Art’s death, she moved to an apartment in Bismarck, spending her last years at Missouri Slope Lutheran Home. Gertrude is survived by three daughters, Marion Houn (Rod) Warner, Bismarck, Janice Bitz, Bismarck, and Ruby (Dale) Schantz, Peoria, Ariz.; nine grandchildren, Corey (Kristina) Houn, Green Bay, Wis., Jodey (Megan) Houn, Bismarck, Sheena Houn, V irginia Beach, Va., Melanie (Kevin) Paape, Fargo, Miranda (Ryan) Dietrich, Fargo, Mathias (Courtney) Bitz, San Jose, Calif., and Ramsey Schantz, Spencer Schantz and Dylan Schantz, Peoria; two step-grandsons, Ryan (Ann) Warner, New York, and Troy (Kristen) Warner, Bismarck; 10 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Luella (Delton) Davis, Bismarck, Alma (Walter) Rath, Wishek, Lorraine (Adam) Kaseman, Jamestown, Alvina (Herman) Meidinger, Wishek, and Arlene (Melvin) Kaseman, Aberdeen, S.D.; five brothers, Wilbert (Landina) Meidinger, Wishek, Marvin (Delores) Meidinger, Wishek, Wilmer (Wilma) Meidinger, Wishek, Edgar (Phyllis) Meidinger, Zeeland, and Ellon (Rachel) Meidinger, Zeeland; and many nieces and nephews. Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Art, who passed away in February 1996; her son-in-law, Junior Bitz, who passed away in October 1995; and her sister, Viola. Gertrude will be dearly missed and remembered for her love of family. Sign online guest book and share memories at

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WILLISTON — Laverne Neether, 77, Williston, formerly of Watford City, died Dec. 22, 2010, at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home, Williston. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Epiphany Catholic Church, Watford City. Further arrangements are pending with Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City.

Myron Schroeder WILLISTON — Myron Schroeder, 59, Williston, died Dec. 23, 2010, at Mercy Medi c a l C e n t e r, W i l l i s t o n . Arrangements are pending with Everson Funeral Home, Williston.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Blue Gym, McLaughlin. Homer Joseph White Buffalo was born March 8, 1944, in Bullhead, S.D., to Rose Lenore Derockbraine and Phillip Jeffries (biological father). He was later adopted by Silas White Buffalo at the age of 9. He attended his elementary years at Bullhead Day School and McIntosh Elementary and later graduated from McIntosh High School in 1963. Homer excelled as an outstanding athlete in cross-country, track, football and basketball, where he took the McIntosh Tigers to the State Class A tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was also the first native to be homecoming king for the school. He was a very talented singer and musician. He entertained his friends and relatives with his guitar with an all time favorite, “Muleskinner Blues.” He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1964 and was honorably discharged. He attended college in Oakland, Calif., and Huron State College, Huron, S.D. In 1968, he attended the police academy in Roswell, N.M., and began his career as a police officer for the Fort Berthold reservation in New Town, the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, the Red Lake reservation in Minnesota and the Warm Springs reservation in Oregon. He served as a criminal investigator and a U.S. marshall for many years, until the time of his retirement. Even after he retired, he served as a child protection administrator for five years. Homer loved to play cards until the wee hours of the morning; he also loved to visit all of the native casinos on every reservation. Homer was very proud of his nieces and nephews who finished high school and went on to college — he always had an encouraging word for them. Homer is survived by his four sons, Tracy and Jeffrey White Buffalo, Fort Totten, and Tyler and Yates White Buffalo, New Town; one adopted son, Jesse Hale, New Town; two daughters, Jennifer Dubois, Fort Totten, and Karis Camiccia, Los Angeles; one brother, Charlie White Buffalo, Manderson, S.D.; two adopted brothers, Tony Hale and Page Baker, New Town; four sisters, Mary Bonhorst, Ft. Pierre, S.D., Verdelia (Antoine Jr.) American Horse, Cannon Ball, and Freda Derockbraine and Pearl Three Legs, McLaughlin, S.D.; and one adopted sister, Ella Mae Baker, New Town. He also has extended adopted families on the Three Affiliated Tribes reservation, 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many, many nephews and nieces also survive. Homer had some ver y special friends in his life that he wanted acknowledged: Annetta (Sanow) Sutton, Hollis (Olson) Hendrickson and Vi Yineman. He often said he loved all three of these ladies in his lifetime. He was preceded in death by his natural father, Phillip Jeffries and his adopted father, Silas White Buffalo; his mother, Rose (Derockbraine) White Buffalo; three sisters, Annabelle Jeffries, Effie Cross Bear and Victoria Tiger; his grandparents, Charles and Lucy Derockbraine; and one aunt, Esther Three Legs. (Perry Funeral Home, Mandan)



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“He (Pomeroy) didn’t lose ‘because of the letter behind his name.’ Earl Pomeroy lost because of his voting record, plain and simple. Had he voted in line with North Dakotans’ wishes and values, he’d be returning in January.” — BismarckMandanBlog, on “Pomeroy ready for a new career,” posted Dec. 22

“It’s always a good idea to have one of those kitchen fire extinquishers they sell at Menards on your kitchen countertop or very nearby the kitchen. I gave both my children one for their apartments “just in case.” Then it is right there and ready to go in case of emergency. Sorry to hear there was an injury. Now, go get one of those kitchen countertop extinguishers.” — nomadlover, on “Bismarck woman injured fighting fire,” posted Dec. 22

“When Al Gore drops an environmental fad, it has truly reached its expiration date. In his wisdom, Al Gore recently acknowledged what almost all disinterested observers concluded long ago: Ethanol is a fraud. It has no environmental benefits, and harmful side effects. The subsidies that support its use are an object lesson in the incorrigibility of Washington’s gross special-interest politics. It is the monster that ate America’s corn crop.” — Kathleen, on “Automakers suing EPA over higher ethanol mix gas,” posted Dec. 21

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River management needs clarity The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River system, including Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Recently, the corps reallocated the state’s water permits and decided that it would charge oil companies a storage fee for water used in fracking — $20.91 per acre-foot. One application for water is for 13,000-acre-feet and the fee would amount to $275,000. The corps has charged these kinds of water storage fees before. That it does probably comes as a revelation for most of the public. After all, conventional wisdom is that the state has a right to Missouri River water — for municipal drinking water, for irrigation and for industrial use.

The justification for the charges can be found, says the corps, in the Flood Control Act of 1944. The same act that has meant depleting the reservoirs on the upper Missouri for the benefit of barge traffic on the lower Missouri, no matter how poor the economic sense of it. Recreation in the North has turned into big business on Lake Sakakawea, while barge traffic on the southern reaches of the river has gone from a high volume to negligible. That may and should change, based on another piece of federal

legislation, the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study, a multiyear $25 million study that is to take another look at the provisions of the Flood Control Act of 1944 to determine its continued effectiveness. The study came at the urging of North Dakota’s U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, who steps down Jan. 3. The work, however, will continue. The study group should add these “storage charges” to its review of the controlling law. The state’s newly elected U.S. Sen. John Hoeven certainly under-

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stands, from his view as governor, the importance of rewriting the law that manages the Missouri River so that everyone gets a fair shake. Given the enormous volume of Missouri River water that flows between Bismarck and Mandan every day, making the case for charging a storage fee seems pretty iffy. When the Flood Control Act of 1944 was written, few were worried about national energy independence or fracking, yet today they are important pieces of the national energy strategy. Until the “purposes” study is complete, the corps should lay off charging new storage fees for Lake Sakakawea water.

VOICES OF THE PEOPLE Please don’t abandon pets By STEPHANIE LITTLE Baldwin My husband and I, for the past year, have been finding dogs on River Road, by Highway 1804. We have found five dogs, none of which had any tags on their collars. Two of these dogs lived close by, and we found their homes and took them back. One dog, a young border collie, we took to the Bismarck impound facility, where we were informed that workers there had just given this dog back to its owners. The owners apparently didn’t want the dog and abandoned it. Fortunately, the impound facility found a fantastic rescue group that took the puppy. Another dog we found we drove to the nearest house, where they claimed it, which should be a happy ending. However, we found this dog about two weeks later, run over on the highway. Recently, on our way home, we found a male lab. His collar held no information, and he was completely iced over. His paws were frozen solid and his face was crusted with ice. Not only that, but he was incredibly thin. I’m sick and disgusted over how careless and stu-

pid some people can be. I can handle this happening in the summer because accidents happen. Dogs get out, especially in the country. This time of year, however, I think it needs to be stressed how important it is to keep your animals locked up or even just have a tag on the animal’s collar. I don’t think people realize how dangerous letting their animal out can be. Please, have tags on your animals and keep them chained up in the winter.

Whenever I pick up these dogs, I always see several other people driving by without slowing down. I wonder if there would be some way to address that, to reach people so maybe they could at least call animal control officials themselves, if they don’t want to pick up a stray dog. Taking these dogs to the impound facility is horrible and I feel awful doing it. But it’s better than leaving them outside where they can freeze to death.

Senate not up to the challenge By HAL NEFF Bismarck Recently, the U.S. Senate was handed an opportunity to look good — a chance to stand tall, so to speak — with no political downside. Senators were given the opportunity to change a Senate perk known as earmarks, or more fondly referred to as “bringing home the bacon.”

Earmark spending accounts for about $16 billion, which is dismissively called a drop in the bucket of federal spending. The debate in the Senate on whether to stop or to continue earmarks went on for a week. In the same week, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform was birthing its long-awaited report telling us that spending must be cut, and the cutting must start now. As an aside, one must wonder just how much that dead-on-arrival gem of a report cost us. Back to the Senate, here was an opportunity to step up and show the nation it was serious about this deficit and debt problem; Senators could make a real first step in cutting spending with a meaningful action. However, the Senate was not up to the challenge: 56 senators of 100 voted to keep the earmarks. They would not give up one perk — a perk that costs them not one dollar in their pay. It appears the message of Nov. 2 was not received; the next message opportunity for the voters will be Nov. 6, 2012. This could have been a symbolic message that the spending problem will be fixed, starting now. That was not to be.

The spirit of giving, with powdered cheese When I was old enough to drive, I loaded up the little car that my dad got for the price of a lawnmower with some of the most durable of food staples and took them to my high school so I could feel good about the holidays. This was the annual Christmas Food Drive, our chance to give something back to the community, or as the more liberal Jesuits put it, “to commit an act of social justice.” Most everything about the food drive was a mystery. Where was the food going? Indians, we were told. What kind of Indians? Poor Indians who lived along the Columbia River, north near the Canadian border. How does the food get to them? Never mind. Will they really eat this stuff? Sure. Should we giftwrap the Twinkies and HoHos, dessert with a shelf life of John McCain? Maybe a Christmas bow, nothing more. It wasn’t until years later that I found out something

Dinty Moore beef stew. Spam, of course, which Dwight Eisenhower said the Allies win the TIMOTHY helped war. And SpaghettiOs — EGAN “the round spaghetti you can eat with a spoon!” Indeed, we were heavy on the Franco-American product line, which even then raised a question about magical, even miraculous, why something of nominalin the unintended charitaly French origin was selling ble symmetry of the food a nominally Italian standby. drive. I’ve since learned that The rule was: No fresh food was accepted, with the the inventor of SpaghettiOs, after a year-long study of exception of potatoes, the appropriate shape for a because spuds could last kid-friendly pasta, considthrough the ered producing noodles long winter in that looked like cowboys the interior and Indians. That would Pacific Northhave complicated one of west. Other than that, noth- our major contributions. Heavy on sodium and ing that looked nitrates they may have like it came from a farm or a been, but these foods filled many a winter pantry and cow or the sea. left us with a warm feeling, The more unrecognizable for multiple reasons, as they left the house. I loaded as an actual up my dad’s SIMCA, a Flintproduct of nature, the betstones-era foreign car with ter. less power than it takes to From our part of town, this meant a surfeit of a cer- run a toaster, and headed off through deep snow tain kind. Powdered splitpea soup. Powdered mac ‘n’ drifts to school. I parked on a residential cheese. Powdered white side street, in a neighborcheese. Powdered milk. Sloppy Joe mix. Hamburger hood where rusted appliances would often appear Helper. Refried beans.

Solving the mystery of the annual Christmas food drive

on front lawns when the snow melted in the spring. My plan had been to unload the food at the end of the school day when I had more time. But a teacher told me I could be excused to bring everything in now. Why the hurry? “Your food might get stolen, Tim.” Stolen? The problem was the neighborhood, I was told, in a hushed voice. Our school was in a poor part of town — called Hillyard, named for the railroad baron. Truth be told, we feared the kids of Hillyard, and made it a point to avoid them except when we had to crush them in sports. With help, I dutifully carried my donation into the school, where it was stored in the football team’s weight room. From there, it would be delivered to poor Indians on Christmas Eve. Mystery intact, and a better Christmas for some people up north. About 20 years later, I ran into a man who was raised on the Colville Indian Reservation, home to 12 bands of native people who have lived for centuries along the Columbia River. Growing up, it was rare to

spend time with an Indian. Our minor league baseball team was called the Indians, and I raced against a kid from another school who was a fullblood Flathead, but Indians were abstractions for the most part, summoned into rosy view during the food drive. It was Christmastime, in a social setting, and the man from Indian country started talking about the donated food that would arrive on the rez every year in late December. He said they welcomed the Dinty Moore beef stew and the Spam, but couldn’t stomach some of the other donations. I was amazed — that was our food drive! “That powdered cheese — it’ll make your guts blow up if you take it with milk,” he said. “Man, that stuff was nasty.” Well then, I asked, what did you do with it? “We had our own food drive,” he said. “We took all the things we didn’t like and gave it to the poor white kids. In Hillyard. Made us all feel better.” (Timothy Egan, based in the Pacific Northwest, writes a column for the New York Times.) ■ Bismarck Tribune

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The boys of Boomtown Continued from 1A “There was no work in Wyoming, so it pushed us north,” Kammerer said. They work a week and get a week off. They stopped off for the weekend in Baker, Mont., and returned a bit worse for the wear. Kammerer is sporting a black eye and Durfee has a new shiny string of metal braces across his front teeth to hold them in place after they got loosened by someone’s fist. They’d been at a party and, “The guy sucker punched me,” Kammerer said. Durfee’s story is a little more complicated, but with the same outcome. It’s quite a life they live, these Boomtown boys, working long days as floor hands on the rig 25 miles away and getting back to their fifthwheeler to turn on the propane heater, let the trailer warm up while they shower in the bathhouse, grab some food, sleep and get up the next day to do it all over again. They burn through 30 pounds of propane every couple of days. They parked Durfee’s trailer at White Earth because it was the only place open. “I called a dozen places, from Williston, to Stanley, to


Pete Kammerer and Michael Durfee, of Wyoming, have “basically a place to sleep” in this fifth-wheeler they pulled into Boomtown in the town of White Earth a few weeks ago. Minot,” Kammerer said. They both will work through Christmas on a scheduled rig move from one well site to another. For both, it’s the first Christmas away from home. “I’m not too worried about it. I’ve got a brother in Afghanistan and when he comes home in January, we’ll have it then,” Kammerer said. Durfee said he’ll get together with his mom and dad later, too.

“But we’re not the only ones working on Christmas. We’ll be with our second family on the rig,” Kammerer said. The boom’s expected to last for years, but these boys don’t know how long they’ll stick around Boomtown. “Give or take, we might get another year out of it,” Kammerer said. (Reach reporter Lauren Donovan at 701-748-5511 or

An early gift reprieve that brought them to the family, friends and quickly assembled Patriot Guard group waiting as their plane landed at 10:30 a.m. “I’m overjoyed, just overjoyed,” said Becky Campbell, who learned Wednesday that her son, Bryce Keigley, was on his way. “It’s a very good end for the year.” Schantz, Keigley and Brandon Lafrenz are members of Bismarck’s 945th engineering detachment sent to Kandahar to maintain the base’s infrastructure. The reservists went overseas in February and were supposed to stay until February 2011, but were brought back earlier, family members said. Their trip home took a winding route, thanks to the winter storms that disrupted air travel across Europe this week, before stopping at Fort

Dix in New Jersey. “ They wanted Nor th Dakota snow,” Campbell said. The soldiers did not tell their families they were on their way until the last minute, in part because they did not want to disappoint them if their plans changed, family members said. “I slept good last night, knowing he was coming home,” said Alisha Hedstrom, who is Lafrenz’s fiancee and serves in the same Reserve unit. Theisen said her son had been in the Reserve for seven years, but this was his first time in a war zone. “It took a while to adjust. I don’t know if I ever adjusted,” she said. “They’re serving their country, and we stand behind them and wait and cry and wait.” There were more tears as

Continued from 1A the three men came through the security gate and were g re e t e d by c h e e r s a n d embraces. “Once I got to touch him, then it was real,” said Campbell of her 22-year-old son. Her next plan was to take him home and feed him: “Creampuffs, mashed potatoes, meatballs.” Aboard the same flight was Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., making his last trip to North Dakota as its senator but eager to escape attention. Schantz said his only plan was to relax at home. He probably will not have to worry over a gift for his mother. “It’s the best Christmas present ever,” Theisen said. (Reach reporter Christopher Bjorke at 250-8261 or

Millions of acres Obama administration to restore protections for potential wilderness areas. Salazar said the agency will review some 220 million acres of BLM land that’s not currently under wilderness protection to see which should be given a new “Wild Lands” designation — a new first step for land awaiting a wilderness decision. Congress would decide whether those lands should be permanently protected, Salazar said. Congressional Republicans pounced on the “Wild Lands” announcement as an attempt by the Obama administration to close land to development without congressional approval. “This backdoor approach is intended to circumvent both the people who will be directly affected and Con-

gress,” said Washington Rep. Doc Hastings, a Republican tapped to lead the House Natural Resources Committee when the GOP takes control of the House in January. The Congressional Western Caucus, an all-Republican group, also blasted the decision. “This is little more than an early Christmas present to the far left extremists who oppose the multiple use of our nation’s public lands,” Utah Rep. Rob Bishop said in a statement. BLM Director Bob Abbey said it hasn’t been decided how many acres are expected to be designated as “Wild Lands” and whether those acres will be off-limits to motorized recreation or commercial development while under congressional review. It’s also unclear whether there will be a time

Continued from 1A limit on how long acres can be managed as “Wild Lands” before a decision is made on their future. The BLM has six months to submit a plan for those new wilderness evaluations. T h e s e “ W i l d L a n d s” would be separate from Wilderness Study Areas that must be authorized by Congress. Wild Lands can be designated by the BLM after a public planning process and would be managed with protective measures detailed in a land use plan. Ranchers, oil men and others have been suspicious of federal plans to lock up land in the West, worrying that taking the BLM land out of production would kill rural economies that rely on ranchers and the oil and gas business.

Last-minute shoppers gifts but to score something for themselves,” said Kathy Grannis, a spokeswoman for the National Retail Federation. “They’re planners, and they map out what they want to buy.” Shoppers who come out on Christmas Eve, on the other hand, were either waiting for the biggest discounts or they didn’t have the money to spend earlier, she said. Or they just tend to dilly-dally. While many Black Friday shoppers relish the hunt, last-minute buyers are harried and focused on getting things done. And true to stereotype, they are mostly men, said Dan Jasper, spokesman for Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Accordingly, stores push men’s and women’s sweaters

in their circulars, while shoes and children’s apparel take a back seat. Jewelry also tends to be a top last-minute gift item, though that category has been strong throughout the season. E-commerce has driven much of the holiday’s spending growth. For the season to-date, $28.36 billion has been spent online, a 12 increase over last year, according to research firm comScore. Online shoppers spent $900 million last weekend alone. Many people who postponed their shopping this year blame busy schedules. The number of hours U.S. workers are putting in at the office each week has been on the upswing since the official end of the recession in June 2009, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statis-

Continued from 1A tics. That leaves less time for shopping during the week. Vivian Lowe, 34, works for an ad agency in Atlanta and didn’t start her shopping until Wednesday. “It just caught up with me this year,” she said. She spent Thursday at the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta and plans to hit Target on Christmas Eve because she sees it as a one-stop shop. Procrastinators like Lowe shouldn’t hit too many snags. Store inventories are not as depleted as last year, when merchants scared about having too many leftovers saw some empty shelves near the end of the season. But shoppers are not seeing the 75-percent-offeverything fire sales that characterized the 2008 holiday.

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was the night before Christmas When all through the house Not a creature was stirring Not even a mouse The houses with mailboxes were all in a row With freshly cleared sidewalks without ice and snow When through the night there arose such a clatter I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter And then through the darkness two lights did glow A carrier with the newspaper trudged through the snow My heart felt so grateful I gave them a treat A tip and a smile and some goodies to eat The newspaper carrier then drove out of sight Saying Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

To our carriers that make a difference each and every day...


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010 Officials say Red River flooding a threat to eastern N.D.

Police investigate ride offer




Christmas brings out the kid in all of us Christmas is for kids. I don’t mean that in the exclusionary context, like Trix cereal, where every time the cartoon rabbit tries to get a bowl, those mean children will steal it from him and call him names. No, adults can have themselves a big bowl of Christmas without being called names.


Four charged in robbery By JENNY MICHAEL Bismarck Tribune Four people have been charged with felonies in connection with an August home invasion robbery. Todd Justin Quickbear was charged Wednesday with robbery, burglary and theft of property, all Class B felonies. Shantell Denee Lafountaine, Ronald Anthony Quickbear Jr., and Rita Lafountaine were charged with accomplice to

robbery, burglary and theft of property, all Class B felonies. Warrants were issued for all four on Wednesday. Shantell Lafountaine was arrested on Wednesday and made her first court appearance on Thursday. South Central District Judge Gail Hagerty set bond for her at $10,000 and prohibited her from having contact with the alleged victims. Burleigh County Assistant State’s Attorney Pam Nesvig rec-

ommended the bond, noting Lafountaine’s long criminal history, including at least three times in which she has failed to appear for a court hearing. According to an affidavit from Bismarck Police Det. Jerry Stein, the residents of a home in northeast Bismarck reported at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 that Ronald Quickbear and three unknown people had entered their home without permission and stolen three laptops.

Winter break means outdoor fun BISMARCK SKATING RINKS


But Christmas is patently designed for children. There’s singing and cookies and colorful decorations everywhere you go. Two weeks off from school. Bright lights at every turn, cartoon specials on the television, sledding and snowball fights, hot chocolate and egg nog, advent calendars that count down the days to Christmas like it’s a rocket blasting off and, best of all, every adult they know, and even a mythical elf from the North Pole, gives them gifts, wrapped up and everything. And then you grow up, and it becomes your turn to buy the gifts. You get one day off from work. You’re running around crowded department stores like a Christmas goose with its head chopped off, trying find Aunt Linda a pair of slippers. If you want your home decorated, you have to be the one who does it. And, worst of all, cartoons aren’t nearly as entertaining to your cynical adult mind. A red-nosed reindeer can’t illuminate fog enough to see through. Rudolph’s nose needs fog lamps. I loved Christmas as a kid to a near-criminal degree. I used to fistfight my brother and sister for the right to put a cloth candy cane into the day’s spot in the advent calendar every morning in December. Watched all the Christmas specials, drank egg nog until my hair fell out and just sat next to the tree, eating tinsel off it by the handful. And then I grew up, and it was terrible. I started enjoying getting socks for Christmas. Can you imagine? I just lost hold of the magic, I will admit. The season goes by faster and faster, and there’s so much to do with so little free time to do it. I liked Christmas, but I didn’t feel like I loved it anymore. But then we had a kid, and Christmas is magical again. My daughter, Sparklyeyes Tinytot (not her real name), is only a few months old, so she really has no clue what’s going on. Flashy lights are an everyday occurrence, and she doesn’t yet know that pine trees don’t naturally grow inside our living room. But everything means more again, because now I’m doing it for her. Decorating was downright enjoyable. We made Christmas cards, and might even get them mailed before the new year. I’m walking through the mall, buying gifts I can’t afford for my little girl, whistling a Christmas tune, smiling at other people’s kids, climbing up the Christmas trees, swinging around on the garlands like Tarzan, getting barred permanently from the mall. Stuff like that. Today and Saturday, what I suggest is that you take a moment to just revel in the pure joy flashing across a child’s face this Christmas. Every ounce of pure happiness they’re feeling this season is worth all the effort we put into it for them. Merry Christmas, kids. (The Trix rabbit has rights, too. Let him eat, says columnist Kelly Hagen, who can be reached at 250-8259 or

They said one of the unknown people threatened to kill one of the residents while asking for money. The resident gave the man $100 in cash. The laptops were valued at $2,400. Later, a woman told police she was in the vehicle outside the home during the home invasion. She identified the other people involved in the incident for police. (Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or

Outdoor Rinks with Warming houses: ■ Jaycee Centennial Park — Manitoba Lane and Century Avenue. ■ Lions Park — 17th Street and Avenue F ■ Municipal Ball Park — Washington Street and Sweet Avenue ■ North Central Park — North Eighth Street and Capitol Avenue. ■ Tatley-Eagles Park — Michigan Avenue and Airport Road ■ V.F.W. Post #1326 Family Recreational Park (Solheim School) — 325 Munich Drive The above locations include both hockey and pleasure rinks. Warming house hours: ■ 3:30 -9 p.m. weekdays ■ 1-9 p.m. weekends, holidays and Christmas vacation ■ 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. today. Closed Christmas. Additional Outdoor Rinks: ■ Grimsud School — N. Bell Street. ■ Hughes Rink — Hughes Middle School ■ Murphy School — N. 31st Street and E. Avenue A

By DANIELLE REBEL Bismarck Tribune For many kids in Bismarck, the first day of holiday break means only one thing — sledding. Some were hitting the slopes at Jaycee Centennial Park for the first time this season on Thursday, while others were enjoying yet another day in the fresh powder. Not only were school-age children enjoying the slopes, but their parents were as well. “It’s all fun,” Nicole Faul said. “The wipeouts are probably the funnest though.” Showing fearless determination and with a laughing attitude, Faul was sliding down the slopes just as often as her children. Although sledding is seemingly simple, there are many different aspects that make for a fun Continued on 6B

ABOVE: Nicole Faul gets some air while sledding down the hill at Bismarck’s Jaycee Park on Thursday. Faul was sledding with her sons Derek and Nick. LEFT: Nick Faul, 9, tries standing up on the sled as he follows his mother down the hill. (WILL KINCAID/Tribune)

MANDAN SKATING RINKS Outdoor skating rinks: ■ Star Gazer Park — 1501 27th St. S.E. ■ Borden Harbor Park — 3805 Sandpiper Trail ■ Eagles Park — 100 14th St. N.E. ■ Legion Park Complex (with staff supervised warming house) — 1111 10th Ave. S.W. Warming House Hours: ■ 5-9 p.m. weekdays ■ 1-9 p.m. weekends

Open Your Heart delivers food boxes Girl found

walking alone, nearly hit by vehicle

By BRIAN GEHRING Bismarck Tribune By 9:15 Thursday morning, Santa’s helpers — a.k.a. Open Your Heart volunteers — were on the road making their Christmas deliveries of food baskets. It was the 81st consecutive Open Your Heart campaign that brings holiday food to those in need. For a good share of those 81 years, soon-to-be-retired District Court Judge Bob Wefald has organized the drive. Wefald is quick to point out, however, he doesn’t do all that much work. “I just kind of stand around and tell others what to do,” he says with a chuckle. In reality, people from all walks of life, all ages and backgrounds, come together year after year to help. On Wednesday night, Wefald said more than 400 volunteers descended on the Civic Center Exhibition Hall and in just a little more than an hour, they had m o re t h a n 2 7 6 f o o d b ox e s packed. On Thursday morning, 50

By JENNY MICHAEL Bismarck Tribune


Nikolas Holweger, a member of the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts helps load a vehicle with food boxes on Thursday morning inside the Bismarck Civic Center’s exhibition hall. Holweger, a member of Troop 11, along with several dozen others in the Scouts’ Order of the Arrow joined in to help load food and assist drivers with recipients addresses. more people had more than 60 vehicles loaded and on the road. Wefald said this year, about

20 of the boxes were not delived because either families had moved or were not home. Continued on 6B

A 4-year-old girl was nearly hit by a vehicle when she decided to take a walk in northeast Bismarck Wednesday night. Bismarck Police Officer Pat Renz said a driver nearly hit the girl when she ran into Interstate Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived on scene, the girl was kicking and screaming. She said she was cold, so officers put her in a police car with a blanket to warm her up. The girl told officers her mother and sister were sleeping, and she wanted to go for a walk. Renz said the girl could not remember her own name or her mother’s name, but she told officers she could show them Continued on 6B

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DEATHS Luella Becker

Oscar Hoffer

Jack Zentner

Luella May Becker, 79, Bismarck, died Dec. 21, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Care Center. A memorial service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at the corner of Washington and Divide, Bismarck, on Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at Sim’s Cemetery, rural Almont, at a later date.

Oscar Reinhardt Hoffer, 90, Bismarck, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 22, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Bismarck Baptist Church. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

Jack F. Zentner, 88, died Dec. 21, 2010, at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck, with the Rev. Paul Becker officiating. Burial will be in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Luella Becker

Lu was born to George and Inga ( Johnson) Wanstrom of Almont, on May 11, 1931. Following her high school graduation in Almont, she attended Dickinson State College and Valley City State College to obtain her teaching certificate. In 1954, Lu married Kenneth Becker of New Salem. Lu was a loving, busy mom of four children and an elementary teacher for over 30 years. She began her career at a small country school near her family farm, where she taught briefly, before teaching one year in Jamestown. After Ken graduated from Jamestown College, the couple spent one year in Wilton. Lu resumed her teaching in Underwood, where she taught for 10 years. After a short one-year stay in Harvey, the Beckers moved to Minot and Lu taught at nearby Surrey from 1967 until her retirement in 1993. Lu learned to love sports and avidly foll o w e d h e r h u s b a n d ’s 30-year coaching career, rarely missing one of his games. The couple moved to Bismarck following her retirement, where they enjoyed an active life, traveling, attending their grandchildren’s activities, sporting events and spending winters in California until Ken’s death in April 2007. Lu’s outgoing personality, loyalty and kind heart garnered her many treasured friends through the years. Many of her loyal friends were there to care and comfort her through months of cancer treatments and complications from Parkinson’s Disease. Lu loved her caregivers and neighbors at the Primrose and was grateful for the special loving care of the nurses, aids, staff at St. Vincent’s and hospice during her short stay. She retained her wonderful sense of humor until her final days with family and friends. Lu was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and Mary Circle. She is survived by one son, Dwight (Teri) Becker, LaQuinta, Calif.; three d a u g h t e r s , Ju l i e ( Ji m ) Arbach, Washburn, Nancy (Doug) Johnson, Omaha, Neb., and Patti (Jeff) Court, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Allison) Arbach, Kayla (Alain) Green, Bismarck, Tanner and Jacob C o u r t , P h o e n i x , Ro s i e (Augustine) Gamboa, LaQuinta, Calif., Geronimo Loera, Monterey, Calif., and Sgt. Juan Duran, Colorado Springs, Calif.; five greatgrandchildren; one brother, Charles Wanstrom, Mandan; and two sisters-in-law, Fern (Ray) Albrecht, Bismarck, and Dorothy Becker, New Salem; along with numerous nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends. Lu was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; parents George and Inga; and brothers Elmer and Wilbur Wanstrom. Got to to share memories of Lu and sign the online guest book. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck)

Oscar Hoffer

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Oscar was born in Streeter, on Jan. 13, 1920. His parents were Paul Hoffer, an immigrant from Hungar y, and Carolina (Hoff) Hoffer, an immigrant from Russia. He graduated from eighth grade in Streeter. Later he ver y proudly got his GED from Bismarck on Feb. 13, 1974. He worked on the family farm until 1939, when he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He did two terms, and then in 1941 he moved to Portland, Ore., and went to work on the shipyards. Laura Remboldt moved out to join him and they were married on May 20, 1944. They were married for 65 years. In 1945, they moved back to the Dakotas, where they settled in Bismarck and have lived since. Oscar was a mechanic, who worked for Missouri Valley Motors most of his life, he also worked for Universal Motors and McCarney Ford of Bismarck. He retired in 1985. Oscar was a devoted member of the Bismarck Baptist Church. He served as head usher for over 50 years and helped wherever he was needed. Oscar’s love was fishing; he taught his two daughters and grandchildren the love of the sport. He loved bowling, golf and in later years was very involved in pool at the Senior Center. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready for a joke or two. The grandkids all loved him because he was always ready to play any kind of game with them or even go swimming. Oscar was a wonderful husband and the most fantastic father to his two daughters, who thought the sun rose and set on their dad. He was a special grandfather and great-grandfather to all the grandkids. He was a wonderful man; he was always ready to lend a hand or an ear to anyone who needed it. He will be greatly missed by all. Oscar is survived by his daughters, Carol (Dave) McIntosh, Mandan, and Watertown, S.D., and Renee ( Jeff ) Kings, Shakopee, Minn.; four grandchildren, Michelle (Chuck) Juntunen, Duluth, Minn., Bryan (Meg) Strand, Barnesville, Minn., Gabrielle McIntosh, Eau Clair, Wis., and Justin King, Shakopee, Minn.; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Arnold (Esther) Hoffer, Williston; one sisterin-law, Sylvia (Bennie) Hoffer, Fergus Falls, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura; his parents; his brothers, Richard, Bennie and Gary Hoffer; and sisters, Kathryn Powell, Mar y Hoffer and Lydia Finnlagson. He will be missed greatly by family and friends. Go to to share memories of Oscar and sign the online guest book.

Choir director Alldis dies at 81

LONDON (AP) — John Alldis, whose choir ranged from working with opera to (More deaths and state collaborating with Duke deaths on 5A.) Ellington and Pink Floyd, has died of pneumonia. He was 81. He founded the professional, 16-voice John Alldis Choir in 1962. Alldis died Monday, his family said.

Jack Zentner

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a rosary will begin at 4 p.m. Jack was born on July 1, 1922, in Timmer, the son of George and Elizabeth (Wetzstein) Zentner. He was raised and educated in Bismarck and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1942. Jack enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1942 and served in World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Jack returned to Bismarck and started working at Davis Chevrolet, later Stan Puklich Chevrolet, as a parts manager. He married Marion Reff in 1947 at Church of St. Mary in Bismarck. Marion died in 1952. Jack married Dorothy Hager on August 13, 1964, at Church of St. Mary in Bismarck. He retired from Stan Puklich Chevrolet in 1986. He was a member of the Bismarck Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the Serra Club. Jack is survived by his wife, Dorothy, Bismarck; his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jo and Bill Wocken, Bismarck; three grandsons, John Zentner, Michael (Sara) Zentner, and Daniel (Katie) Zentner; two granddaughters, Jill (Scott) McGregor and Traci (Jim) Johnson; four great-grandsons, Benjamin and Zachary Johnson and Connor and Gannon McGregor; his brother and sisterin-law, Michael and Dorothy Zentner, Bismarck; sister, Ann Zentner, Bismarck; sister-in-law, Vi Zentner, Sacramento, Calif.; brothers-inlaw, Jerry and Katherine Schlickenmyer, Lewistown, Mont., and John Vogel, Billings, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion; his son, Gerald; his brothers, Joseph and Frank; his sisters, Magdelina, Minnie, Eva, Betty and Rose; and his parents. Go to to share memories of Jack and sign the online guest book.

Officials say Red River flooding threatens eastern North Dakota By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press FARGO — Residents in North Dakota’s largest city should be braced for a third straight year of major flooding, National Weather Service officials said Thursday. The weather service said early factors for flooding — including soil moisture and snowpack — are looking similar to last year on the Red River at Fargo, when residents placed more than 1 million sandbags to protect property. That came off the heels of a record flood in 2009 that damaged hundreds of homes and forced thousands to evacuate. The outlook also showed what weather service meteorologist Greg Gust called “sobering” numbers for the Devils Lake basin in northeastern North Dakota, where some areas have received 1 foot above normal annual precipitation. The lake, which has nearly quadrupled in size since the early 1990s because of a series of wet years, could rise 2 feet above last year’s record, Gust said. “People around here are getting very nervous about what’s going on,” said Joe Belford, a Devils Lake resident and Ramsey County commissioner. The weather service numbers are “somewhat alarming,” said Greg Wilz, North Dakota’s emergency management director. He said the state plans to meet with federal officials in January to discuss flood preparations. “The bottom line is, if we end up with a 2009 where we

research rather than weather service figures, said he was happy to see that flows from the Wild Rice River are below those of a year ago. Walaker calls the Wild Rice, which empties into the Red near Fargo, the “wild card” for predicting flooding in Fargo. “That’s good news,” he said. The weather ser vice expects more of the same for Devils Lake, which has risen close to 30 feet in the last 20 years and threatens to swallow up the town of Minnewaukan. The weather service said there’s a 50 percent chance the lake will rise another 2 feet, which would result in waves lapping up against the Minnewaukan school, Belford said. “That’s a very critical elevation for us,” Belford said, referring to the possible 2foot rise. “We would be in a big hurt.” Devils Lake is at the bottom of a closed basin that has no natural river or stream outlet. The heaviest snowfalls this year have been across the Devils Lake basin and portions of the southern Red River Valley, with lesser amounts in central and northern areas, Gust said. “Typical white Christmas expectations have been more than met or exceeded,” he said. Walaker said he wishes the report would have been released after the white Christmas. “Just what everybody needs right now is a little more stress in their lives,” he said.

Snowfall in West could boost flood threat The latest flood outlook, released Thursday by the National Weather Service, says snowfall in the Missouri and James river basins is above normal but it’s still too early to pinpoint the flood potential. While no rivers in western and central North Dakota currently are above flood stage,” the weather service report said, the entire area has had a cold, snowy start to winter. “This translates into an enhanced threat of spring-

time flooding associated with snowmelt,” the report said. “It all depends on how the spring melt goes. There’s still a lot of time to go,” weather service meteorologist Nathan Heinert said. The greatest threats of flooding appear to be in lowlying areas along the James River near Ludden and LaMoure and along Apple Creek near Menoken. Heinert said the heaviest snowpack is in an area stretch-

ing about 60 miles, from Williston to just south of Minot. It affects the Little Muddy, Knife, Souris and Wintering rivers. March generally marks the start of the snowmelt in western North Dakota, the report said, but the La Nina weather pattern affecting this winter tends to create a later melt. The next outlook, expected to be issued toward the end of January, may be more specific, forecasters said.

NUBS OF THE NEWS BIRTHS Medcenter One Son, Nikkie Silk and Rober t Deck, Mandan, 7:35 a.m., Dec. 21.

St. Alexius Medical Center

Son, Ryan and Mandy Ho r n e r, He r re i d , S . D. , 4:43 p.m., Dec. 20. Son, Allison Trousdale and Brian Baltzell, Bismarck, 11:25 p.m., Dec. 20. Daughter, Brian and Megan Rime, Garrison, 3:51 a.m., Dec. 22. Daughter, Nadezhda Po n o m a re va a n d Ty l e r Longie, Mandan, 11:07 a.m., Dec. 22. Son, Ashley Klaudt and LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — Fred Hargesheimer, a Jason Hasper, Mobridge, World War II Army pilot S.D., 12:32 p.m., Dec. 22. whose rescue by Pacific islanders led to a life of giving back as a builder of schools and teacher of children, died Thursday morning at age 94. Richard Hargesheimer said his father had been suffering from poor health and passed away in Lincoln. On June 5, 1943, Hargesheimer, a P-38 pilot, was shot down by a Japanese fighter while on a mission over the Japanese-held island of New Britain. He parachuted into the trackless jungle, where he barely survived for 31 days until found by local hunters. They hid him from Japanese patrols in their village for seven months and fed him until he was rescued. After returning to the U.S., Hargesheimer couldn’t forget the Nakanai people, whom he considered his saviors. After revisiting the village of Ea Ea in 1960, he came home, raised $15,000, and returned in 1963 to contract for the building of the villagers’ first school. In the decades to come, Hargesheimer’s fundraising built a clinic, another school and libraries in Ea Ea and surrounding villages.

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get above average temperatures for a week with high winds, that snow will liquefy quickly and we could be in trouble,” Wilz said. “Our posture is this: We’re going to plan for the worst and expect the best.” Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, who has guided the city through back-to-back successful flood fights, said the flood outlook “is all conjecture” at this point. “It’s a very early report. I think it’s a little too early,” Walaker said. “I take this with a little bit of a jaundiced eye right now. We’ll see what happens, but we will be prepared.” Flood stage for the Red River in Fargo is 18 feet. The weather service report shows there’s a 58 percent chance the Red River in Fargo will reach major flood stage of 30 feet. The river crested at just under 37 feet last year. Precipitation in the Fargo area is 10 inches above normal for the calendar year and the southern basin is likely to exceed normal snowfall, Gust said. He said the Red River is flowing at record levels through the city. Spring snow, rain and temperatures will ultimately decide the severity of flooding, Gust said. “Frankly at this point it’s too early to peg that with accuracy,” said Gust, who added that the climate outlook calls for slightly above normal precipitation in the Red River Valley. Walaker, who has been known to make flood fighting decisions based on his own boots-on-the-ground

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Caught between a suicidal son, an angry husband Dear Annie: I’ve been married to a wonderful man for 26 years. We are compatible in every way except when it comes to my 28-year-old son, “Jeremy.” Jeremy has epilepsy, diabetes and a host of other problems. Recently, the two of them had a terrible fight. Jeremy put all of his belongings in a bag and left. We had no idea that he was simply camping out in our backyard. In the middle of the night, we heard a noise and a loud scream. Jeremy had had a severe epileptic seizure, and we called 911. The paramedics noticed he had written on his hand, “Do not revive.” We later found out he had tried to commit suicide by swallowing three bottles of pills. Jeremy has not been a perfect son. He has lied to my husband and stolen minor things. My husband wants him gone, but he knows I won’t kick him out when he has so many medical problems. Instead, my husband now refuses to have

ent. You should not be taking over responsibilities that he can handle for himself. The two of you can contact the Epilepsy Foundation ANNIE’S ( at MAILBOX 800-332-1000 and the American Diabetes Association ( at 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) and ask for assistance. Talk to Jeremy’s doctor about his depression. anything to do with him. He hasn’t He should look into his eligibility for spoken to Jeremy in two days, and disability programs. This is the best he’s also becoming rather cold to thing for Jeremy — and coincidenme. tally, for your marriage, as well. I cannot choose between my husband and my son. I love them both. And strange as it seems, JereDear Annie: I will never look at my says he loves his stepfather and my driver’s license the same way has apologized for all his past mis- again. Two days ago, my nephew takes. Do you have any sugges- received a heart transplant and a tions? — Hurting Mother renewed chance at life. Dear Hurting: We understand Now when I look at my driver’s your concern for your son, but license, the words “organ donor” unless Jeremy plans to spend the proudly shine out at me. I hope rest of his life with you, he needs to someday my death will give anothlearn how to manage his various ill- er person a chance for life, as one nesses and become more independ- family unselfishly did for my

Organ donation

nephew. I want to say to his donor family that even though the recipients of your generous and ultimate donation appreciate their great fortune, we also grieve for your loved one. Your family will always be in our prayers. Thank God for your generosity. — Toledo, Ohio Dear Toledo: Thank you for your poignant reminder of the good that each of us can do by becoming an organ donor. Those who are interested can also contact the National Kidney Foundation ( at 800-622-9010 or the Health Resources and Services Administration ( at 888-ASK-HRSA (888-275-4772).

Sensitive smoker Dear Annie: I didn’t like your answer to “Gagging in California,” who couldn’t stand to be near smokers because of the odor. You said to be honest about why she was avoiding someone. You’re wrong. Smokers would not prefer

to know why someone is moving away from them — that would be embarrassing and hurtful. Anyone who is offended by an odor should politely make an excuse to move away, but should never tell the smoker that they smell. That would be rude, unnecessary and not appreciated. — Still Smoking Dear Still: You seem both hypersensitive and defensive. We did not tell “Gagging” to inform smokers that they smell. We said it’s better to tell them you have a tough time breathing around smokers than to simply avoid them and not say why. That would be not only dishonest but hurtful, especially if the smoker is a close friend or relative. (Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. E-mail questions to or write to Annie’s Mailbox, P.O. Box 118190, Chicago, Ill. 60611.)

To insure or not to insure? That is the question


By PHILLIP ALDER ’Twas the night before Chr istmas. Neither a dummy nor a mouse was stirring, waiting for declarer to play to the first trick. There are more mistakes made at trick one than at any other single trick. That is why, before playing from the dummy, declarer should map out his campaign. This type of deal catches out the inexperienced every time. How should South plan the play in four spades after West leads the heart queen? North made a game-invitational limit raise, showing four-plus spades and 10-12 suppor t points. South, adding three points for his singleton, had sufficient to bid game. (In the Losing Tr i c k C o u n t , N o r t h’s response shows eight losers, and South raises with only six losers, not the seven that partner was assuming.) Start by counting losers. Here, declarer is faced with one in each suit: three aces and the third round of hearts. He cannot dodge those aces, so must do something about the heart problem. If South takes the first trick and plays a trump, East will win and return a heart, setting up that trick and killing the contract. Declarer must immediately play on clubs. Then he can discard dummy’s last heart on his third club and, later, ruff h i s t h i rd h e a r t i n t h e dummy. But West might duck the first club trick and take the second before leading another heart. If so, South must win that trick in his hand so that he can cash the long club. This means he must take trick one with dummy’s ace. When you are establishing a winner in one hand, try to keep a side-suit entry to that hand.

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a 6-year-old daughter. In the past, I decided not to have health insurance for her or myself. This is because we eat healthy and exercise. When we get sick, we eat even healthier and drink lots of tea and get lots of rest instead of going to the doctor. However, she is at the age where I worry about her breaking an arm or injuring her teeth or something. I don’t want to pay $350 a month and up for full coverage when I will use only the accident portion of the coverage. I know they offer accident-only coverage. Do you think this is a good idea and do you know which ones are good? Or am I better off putting $200 a month into a savings account in case she has an accident? DEAR READER: I personally know a number of people who “self-insure,”


meaning that they put a specific dollar amount away each week or month in case of an accident. They have been doing it successfully for many years. However, coupled with this practice is the knowledge that they are reasonably well off and can cover a minor catastrophe should it strike. If you are in that category, this is worth considering. Some schools have accident-insurance programs available for a minimal amount of money. The cost is in the vicinity of $50 each school year. They can offer

the bargain price because they work on the odds of most children remaining accident-free, owing to close supervision; however, should a child fall from a play gym and break an arm or loosen an adult tooth, he or she would have the coverage. This, too, is an option. While $200 a month is a lot to put aside, it adds up to only $2,400 a year at a time when she can be playing kickball with other children, chasing someone across a piece of equipment at the local park or dashing into the street for a ball when a car is coming. Accidents do happen, and they’re expensive. One catastrophe (and they never come at a good time) can wipe out several years worth of savings. But, that said, the money in the bank is far better than no fallback at all. If you can handle the less-

er issues, there is catastrophic insurance coverage offered with relatively low premiums. For example, you might have a policy that picks up 100 percent of her expenses after you are out of pocket $2,500 or $5,000. Maybe a combination of the $200 monthly savings and a catastrophic plan is appropriate. Keep in mind that we don’t know what will happen tomorrow, next week or beyond that. Even if you read your horoscope, get up on the right side of the bed, eat well, exercise, and think your crystal ball has all the answers, accidents and sickness can strike. It’s difficult to be prepared and more difficult not to be. So my answer is to comparison shop for rates. Begin with your computer or local phone directory. Jot down the names of three or four well-known insurance com-

panies. Call them, and explain your situation. Ask for rates. There is no commitment, so don’t feel any pressure from anyone on the other end of the line. Some companies may have better ideas and new affordable packages. Ask about deductibles, noncovered illness, pre-existing conditions, immunization, dental coverage and anything else that comes to mind. Had you begun when your daughter was born, you would have about $14,400 in that savings account. Good luck. (Dr. Gott is a retired physician and the author of the book “Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet.” Quill Driver Books,; 800-605-7176. Readers can write to Dr. Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., fourth floor, New York, N.Y. 10016.)

reminds them of you after you have left. But will the remembrance be positive? That depends on what you leave behind. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The work that’s before you is rather exacting. Luckily for everyone involved, you find this kind of thing relaxing. In one afternoon, you’ll get through what would take others a week to accomplish. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your public image gets a boost now. You don’t mind being the center of attention, especially when you are the one most qualified to explain or exemplify the main reason for the gathering. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov.

21). You are highly responsible and wouldn’t dream of shirking your duties. However, when someone offers to handle a responsibility, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t share the burden. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). There’s a time to say “let’s go” and a time to say “no, thanks.” You’re no stranger to trouble, but you know better than to seek it out. A friend who is less experienced will need your guidance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19). Though you usually find it appropriate and necessary to put business first and emotions second, your heart is softer now — so soft, in fact, that you may be able to feel the

feelings of others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You don’t like to talk a lot and draw attention to yourself. However, there are times when it’s important for you to speak up — like today, when you have the information that everyone else needs to know. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You tend to be quiet around people you don’t know, especially when those people are boisterous and rowdy. As much as you’d like to join the party, you have to first be sure that it’s a party worth joining. (If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, o to and click on “Write the Author” on the Holiday Mathis page.)

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY ARIES (March 21-April 19). You respect words and have a rich vocabulary. You’ll pick up a few more choice terms as you spend time with a book or in conversation with a particularly expressive someone. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you never reflect on your past, you won’t have an understanding of how far you’ve come. But if you spend too much time reflecting, you won’t go anywhere new. Strike a balance. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have an excellent imagination, though today you won’t have the luxury of letting it run wild. You’ll need to tame it in order to concentrate on the impor-


tant business of the day. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You like order, but you’re not a slave to it. When things get out of place, don’t rush to clean up the mess. Savor it first. It’s evidence that change and growth, essentially life, have happened. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have been known to leave your belongings in other people’s territory. This

Robertson questions harsh pot laws RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his “700 Club” audience that harsh penalties for marijuana possession are costly for the nation and damaging to young people, but a spokesman said Thursday he was not calling for decriminalizing pot. Robertson, 80, made the comments on the Christian Broadcasting Network in the context of faith-based approaches to treating offenders, the spokesman said. “Dr. Robertson unequivocally stated that he is against the use of illegal drugs,” Chris Roslan wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. The comments, however, were widely interpreted on several websites as an endorsement by the Christian Coalition founder of legalizing marijuana. Robertson regularly stirs controversy on the “700 Club,” which began broadcasting in 1966 and now claims 1 million viewers daily.

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Officials search for missing man The Burleigh County Sheriff ’s Department is searching for a man who has not been seen in a week. William Michael Lane, also known as Michael Lane, was last seen on Dec. 16. His employer reported him missing when he didn’t show up to work earlier this week. “We have very little information to work with,” Lt. Steve Hall said. “There’s no known relatives in the area.” Lane, 58, is a handyman who does snow removal. He may be driving a light blue 1989 Ford F-250 with North Dakota license plate JDZ156. Lane is described as white, 5-feet-9-inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information about Lane’s whereabouts should call the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department at 222-6651. — Jenny Michael

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Police investigate ride offer By JENNY MICHAEL Bismarck Tribune Bismarck police are looking into a report of a man offering a girl a ride in northeast Bismarck. The 7-year-old girl was walking a dog on the 1300 block of Northview Lane when a blond man in a black sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside her and asked if she wanted a ride, Officer Pat Renz said. He said the girl ran to her grandparents’ home, and they called police. Renz said the dog was

small and it is possible the man was concerned about the girl walking alone at night. However, detectives will investigate, he said. Mandan police have taken two reports in recent months of people offering children rides home. Both cases remain under investigation In an incident on Dec. 16, a man in a dark red or maroon Volkswagen Beetle told a girl he had candy in his back seat. The girl ran away, and the vehicle followed her for a few blocks. On Nov. 8, a man in an

All post offices in the Dakota District, which includes North Dakota, South Dakota and northwestern Minnesota will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve but most will have shortened retail hours and close at noon. The Bismarck Post Office will be open both days during regular retail hours but the Mandan Post Office will close at noon both days. Post offices will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

older Voyager-style minivan told a 13-year-old boy that the boy’s mom had told him to give the boy a ride home. The man tried to grab the boy when he walked away, but the boy threw a jar at the man and got away. Anyone with information about the incidents should call local law enforcement or Bismarck Area Crime Stoppers at 224-TIPS (224-8477). (Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or

Victims in G.F. accident identified GRAND FORKS (AP) — An 8-year-old girl and a 5-yearold boy were killed in the collision of a semi-trailer truck and a van in an intersection near the Grand Forks airport. The North Dakota Highway Patrol on Thursday identified the victims as Kevin Boyer III and Kaylee-Jo Marie Wyatt. The patrol said the van driver, Kevin Boyer Jr. of rural Grand Forks, and 3-year-old XXAXX (pronounced Zax) Boyer were injured. Truck driver Steven Nelson of Jamestown also was injured.

Crash near Mott leaves 1 dead The Highway Patrol says a two-vehicle crash east of Mott killed a 48-year-old driver from Bismarck on Thursday. The victim’s name was not immediately released. A statement from the patrol said the driver’s sport utility vehicle crossed the center line in snow fog conditions caused by a snowplow on state Highway 21, about five miles east of Mott. The SUV collided headon with a pickup driven by Delton Dietz, 28, of New Leipzig, who was not hurt, authorities said. The crash happened about 11:30 a.m. The SUV driver was dead at the scene, the patrol said. Patrol Sgt. Daniel Haugen said troopers also responded to at least six rollover crashes on slippery Interstate 94 in the Dickinson area. At least one person was hurt. — Staff and wire reports

Officials bring Santa to hospitals Santa will visit pediatric wards and neonatal intensive care units at both Bismarck hospitals Christmas Eve morning. According to a statement from the Missouri Valley Lodge #3 of the Fraternal Order of Police, local law enforcement officers asked Santa to help them spread some Christmas cheer to children who are in the hospital over the holiday. Santa will deliver presents at St. Alexius at 9 a.m. and Medcenter One at approximately 10 a.m. “Santa wants the kids to know that even if they are stuck in the hospital, he still knows where to find them. We are happy to help Santa with his mission,” Liz Brocker, Santa coordinator for the Lodge, said. The FOP has invited Santa to make the extra stops in Bismarck for the last nine years. The annual event is an extension of the FOP Cops & Kids program and is funded by contributions from citizens and businesses in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

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Seven-day forecast


High Low today tonight Mostly cloudy.














Wind (mph): SE, 0 to 10


A mostly sunny A good amount Mainly sunny. holiday. of sunshine, cold.

State forecast overview: Higher pressure will slowly move into the region today. Skies will be mostly cloudy early on, but then turning partly sunny later in the day. Temperatures will still be very cold and in the upper teens and lower 20's. More sunshine and drier conditions are likely through Christmas and the holiday weekend.


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Regional facts and forecasts

Bismarck-Mandan Statistics through 5 p.m. yesterday from Bismarck Municipal Airport.


Temperatures Yesterday High/low: 23 / 18 Normal high/low: 23 / 1 Record high: 45° in 2005 Record low: -40° in 1983


10-day outlook Precipitation

Today’s weather history 1983 - Barometric pressure reached 31.42" at Miles City, MT, to establish a record for the U.S. It was the coldest Christmas Eve of modern record. More than 125 cities reported record low temperatures, and all-time record lows for December were reported at seventeen cities, including Chicago with a low of - 25, and Havre MT with a reading of - 50. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

0.04" 1.29" 0.35" 23.07" 16.73"

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Normal season to date:

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FARGO (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service says a fugitive wanted on a North Dakota warrant from 2003 has been captured in Texas. Reynoldo Perez Garcia Jr., 34, was arrested Wednesday and taken to the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville, Texas. North Dakota Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Orr says Garcia had been on the run for seven years. He faces a warrant alleging he committed gross sexual imposition involving a minor younger than 15 years old.

N.D. officer suspended for arrest DEVILS LAKE (AP) — A Devils Lake police officer has been suspended for five days without pay for arresting a man who made an obscene gesture with his finger. The City Commission upheld a review board’s recommendation Monday to suspend Sgt. Ted Rainesalo. The commission says Rainesalo violated a department policy when he arrested a man in November for making an obscene gesture.

2 vacant buildings burn in Richardton RICHARDTON (AP) — The state fire marshal was called to investigate a blaze that destroyed two vacant buildings in Richardton in western North Dakota. The fire was spotted around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in a former hardware store and spread to a former bar. A Richardton fire official said both buildings were vacant. No injuries were reported.

Group fills shoe boxes for youth Blaney said they earned $2,000 from rummage and smaller craft sales in Bismarck and surrounding communities. All money goes back to supplies for the shoe boxes or crafting materials. “It takes quite a bit of money to fill them,” said Blaney. Inkind donations such as material and yarn also help the crafters meet their goal, she said. She said one woman specializes in knitting hats, another in scarves and others will make quilts when they are needed. “When we give, we don’t see the recipients.” The group tries to make items that appeal and meet the needs of young people in that age range. “ We’ l l p u t i n a h a t , scarves, playing cards, bling — jewelry for boys and girls, hair scrunches we make, wash cloths, sewing kits, first aid kits and soap,” Blaney said. (Reach reporter LeAnn Eckroth at 250-8264 or


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Homeless teens will get a little extra TLC this yuletide season, thanks to a local group of crafters who have found a way to blend their favorite things — helping children and creating. Organizers of the With Love project will fill 50 shoe boxes with toiletries, handmade crafts, meal cards from food chains and other items that warm the teens’ spirits in the coldest time of the year. “ We a r e a g r o u p o f crafters. This gives us an outlet for things we like to make,” said Susan Blaney, who helps with the project. The effort supports the Carrie’s Kids program’s volunteer group from Trinity Lutheran Church, which helps homeless students in grades K-12 within the Bismarck Public School System. “Many of these teens ‘couch surf’ or sleep in their cars,” said Blaney. Members raise money and make crafts for the shoe boxes year-round.

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North Dakota facts and forecasts

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Residents at the Bismarck Transition Center don’t fit the part of Santa’s elves very often. But they did their best this Christmas to give the jolly old man a hand for some area kids. Jessica Baumgartner, work release coordinator at BTC, said residents raised approximately $500 to buy presents for children involved with

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Burleigh County Social Services, and staff members at the center matched what they raised for a total of $1,000. Some residents also bought gifts in addition to the money, she said. Staff members at BTC purchased additional gifts with the money. Baumgartner said resid e n t s’ p a y c h e c k s g o through BTC, and many of them asked that money be taken out of each paycheck to go toward the gift drive. Many of the gifts pur-

chased were directed toward older children, such as sporting goods, lotion sets and gift cards. Baumgartner said a staff member made a quilt, which went to a teenage girl in Mandan. “Some of them are just grim and gruff,” Baumgartner said. “Then they come in with all these kids’ gifts.” (Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or

Winter break Continued from 1B winter day. Brier Gurholt, 9, enjoys the icy parts of the slope the best, while friends Cole Walth and Thomas Odergard, both 9, and Casey Odergard, 6, prefer sliding toward one of the many make-shift jumps on the slope. While sledding occupies much of their time at the

park, it is not the only winter activity available. There also is an outdoor skating rink along with a warming house at the park for those who need a break from the chill. Brier’s mother, Heather Gurholt, says she is hoping to get her kids ice skates so that they can go skating at the rink this winter.

With the variety of winter activities available in the Bismarck-Mandan area, this holiday break is sure to be filled with fun. “It sure keeps the kids busy,” sledder Terry Moszer said. There are a variety of places in Bismarck-Mandan for sledding and skating.

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Winter weather advisory issued The National Weather Service in Bismarck issued a winter weather advisory for portions of southwestern and south central North Dakota through 6 a.m. today. A winter storm warning was issued for southern counties bordering South Dakota through 6 a.m. Christmas Eve, said meteorologist Bill Abeling. Abeling said an area from Hettinger, Bismarck, Steele and Jamestown could see from 2 to 4 inches of snow through early morning. “We won’t have a lot of wind with that — 10 to 20 mph,” he said. Farther south, the winter storm could bring 5 to 7 inches of snow to Sioux, Grant, Emmons, Logan, McIntosh and Dickey counties, Abeling said. “After the storm moves out, we will see a dry, cool pattern with highs in the teens and 20s,” he said. Christmas Day will be dry and cold with singledigit highs. “The next potential for significant snow is New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day,” he said. —LeAnn Eckroth

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Bob Wefald, chairman of the Open Your Heart campaign, marshalled vehicles into the Civic Center Exhibition Hall for loading and as they departed thanked every driver for helping deliver the boxes of food. made for next year’s Open Donations can be sent Your Heart campaign and to: Open Your Heart, P.O. those wishing to help Box 753, Bismarck, N.D. financially can. 58503.

where she lived. The girl showed them the apartment building where she lived, and they found the apartment door open and the television on. The girl’s mother was asleep on the floor and awoke when officers knocked on the door. The mother said it was the third time the girl had gotten out. She was advised to put a chain lock higher on the door. Renz said the report was sent to Burleigh County Social Services. (Reach reporter Jenny Michael at 250-8225 or





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Bluegrass event coming next month The Chapmans of Missouri headline the sixth annual Bluegrass Blizzard Weekend Jan. 7-8 on the Bismarck State College campus. Two evening concerts by the international bluegrass champions are at 7:30 p.m. both days in Sidney J. Lee Auditorium, Schafer Hall. Opening the Jan. 7 show is Spiritwood Creek, a bluegrass-countrygospel group from Jamestown and Spiritwood Lake. Cotton Wood, a Washburn-based band, opens the Jan. 8 concert. The Chapmans are a family band in the tradition of the Whites, Stanleys and other bluegrass bloodlines. Bluegrass workshops with The Chapmans are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 in the BSC Leach Music Center. Cost is $5 with no preregistration required. Bring your instruments for workshops in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass and banjo. Other activities include harmony class and song-writing class. Participants will learn a bluegrass song. The Chapmans also will perform a free community concert from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Jan. 7 at New Salem High School. General admission tickets for the BSC evening concerts are $15. They can be purchased in Bismarck at Eckroth Music, String Bean, Jacobsen Music, and Night Life Music; in Washburn at Chase Drug and Java Rose; in Center at Corner Express; or at the door, if available. For more information, contact Jill Wiese at 701315-0017.

The Duke ‘True Grit’ offers comparisons By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer


OS ANGELES — The Dude is up against the Duke. In the new “True Grit,” Jeff Bridges provides a wildly different take on boozy one-eyed lawman Rooster Cogburn than John Wayne did in the 1969 original. Bridges reunited with Joel and Ethan Coen,

I don’t think there’s any of the Duke there. To the extent there’s any of the Dude there, it’s only to the extent that you’re talking about somebody who’s playing the same instrument, which is his own personality and physicality. ... He’s quite a bit older, but he’s still Jeff Bridges, and Jeff Bridges did this other character, and Joel Coen inevitably, there’s part of the actor. No actor transforms a hundred percent. ... Having said that, Jeff is a transformative actor, not a movie star who kind of always plays himself, and that’s what’s so interesting about him as an actor, and why again we wanted him to do this.

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Cracker Barrel offers bacon, eggs and CDs NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The thought of eggs over easy and country ham often means long lines at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. That’s nothing compared to the wait The Grascals had, though. Members of the bluegrass band waited three years to get what they wanted from the popular restaurant chain — a slot in its exclusive music program. “It’s a blessing,” Grascals guitarist Jamie Johnson said. “We’re very lucky to get one in there.” In an increasingly digital world, Cracker Barrel has one of the largest footprints in the United States when it comes to physical album sales — and it’s looking to grow in new directions. The company recently released an exclusive Smokey Robinson album, “Now And Then,” making the 70-yearold the first black performer to appear in the company’s exclusive program. “I’m very proud of this,” Robinson said. “It’s a very groundbreaking event for Cracker Barrel and for me, and I’m very proud of that fact.” The CD includes six songs from Robinson’s new album “Time Flies When You’re Having Fun” and six classics he recorded live during concerts this year. Robinson said he visited Cracker Barrel’s Lebanon, Tenn., headquarters and found the company to be “a very diverse place.”

I was the one looking into his one eye, you know, but there’s just a tremendous amount of soulfulness to him and depth, and it just seemed like a totally unique portrayal, something he was having a lot of fun with. ... Jeff works out of a place of joy. ... Whereas some people might try to work from a darker place, he works from that Damon, kind of place of light, and who plays you can feel it when you’re Texas with him, because he’s genRanger uinely joyful when he’s working. I mean, there are things, LaBoeuf like, getting off the horse in the corn-dodger scene — where we’re shooting the cornbread — his dismount and the jacket flying over his head. All those things are like little things that kind of actually happened because Jeff was totally into it at the moment. I didn’t see those as Dukeesque or Dude-esque. That just seemed like Jeff kind of getting into the zone and just having fun.

There’s no Dude in there. Yeah, there is. (Brolin imitates the Dude’s occasionally falsetto voice) “Yeah, man. Hey, man. Yeah, man.” ... The Dude has several keys, you know, octaves, and the Dude always goes high in the octave, and then once in a while — I’m just going with you here — Rooster, you know he’s so dry, his voice is so low. Brolin, who It’s like Nick Nolte. And once in plays killer a while, he’ll go (Brolin makes a Tom Chaney high-pitched hum). You know? And I go, there it is. There’s Jeff. There’s the Dude.

who also directed him on 1998’s “The Big Lebowski,” in which he played the Dude, a middle-aged stoner whose “I’m the Dude, man” outlook has become intertwined with the actor’s own persona. While Wayne, known as the Duke, played Cogburn as another of his larger-than-life, gruffly lovable Old West idols, Bridges buries himself in the character with a Sphinx-like inscrutability and a whiskey-and-tobacco-

sluiced growl of a voice. The Coens and Bridges based their Rooster on the novel by Charles Portis that inspired both films, but did any traces of the Duke spill over? And are there any hints of the Dude in Bridges’ Rooster? The Coens, along with Bridges and co-stars Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper and Hailee Steinfeld, ponder the Dude-vs.-Duke question.

It’s really not John Wayne. I think for everybody, the actors and us, the movie was done pretty much without reference to the other movie ... or to “Big Lebowski.” Although ... the one parallel was, on “Big Lebowski,” pretty much the only directing we were called upon to do with Jeff is, Jeff would walk up to us before a scene and ask, “Did the Dude burn one on the way over Ethan Coen here for this scene?” And similarly, on this, the question was, “How drunk am I in this scene?”

Neither (the Dude nor the Duke) in my opinion. I’m such a huge fan of Jeff’s filmography, and for me, having met and worked with him and spent time on and off the set in every different environment and seeing the way he is naturally, he will forever and always be the Dude to me. He’s just such a super-cool, water-off-a-duck’sback, easy-go-lucky personality. Pepper, who Everywhere he goes, people smile, and they enjoy being around him, plays and it’s an infectious quality to outlaw have on a film set. ... It was Lucky Ned remarkable to watch him morph into Rooster Cogburn, and to see Pepper that transformation was really extraordinary to watch him, because I wondered, how is he going to do this? Because he has such a distinct personality. ... The Duke? Maybe in just the sense that they both have the ability to take this sort of roughnecked bounty hunter, sort of outcast, roguelike character and create this kind of lovable, vulnerable, interesting, watchable character.

I would say if anything, more of the Dude than the Duke. ... I think that there needs to be another name created for his performance, but I do have Steinfeld, to say, it’s in who plays the trailer, Mattie Ross this one line, it’s when Mattie says, “Can we depart this afternoon?” And he looks at her and says “WE?” I think that’s the biggest Dude moment.

TOP LEFT: In this 1998 photo, Jeff Bridges appears in a scene from the motion picture “The Big Lebowski,” directed by brothers Ethan and Joel Coen. TOP RIGHT: Jeff Bridges in “True Grit.” BELOW: In this photo provided by NBC Universal, actor Jeff Bridges appears on the “Today” show to talk about his latest movies “True Grit” and “Tron.” (Associated Press)

There was a guy the other day who said, “Gee, I thought there were a lot of elements of ‘The Big Lebowski.’ ... Rooster, the first time you see him he’s in the toilet, and the Dude’s in the toilet.” I thought, yeah, that’s a little stretch, but I can get it. “Abide,” they both use that word. I think it’s somewhere natural for people to go, people who enjoyed “Lebowski.” ... All my characters have some element of me in them, and it’s kind of a stretch, but if you look through all of my work, you could probably see a bit of the Dude in everything I’ve ever done. ... Do you see any of the Dude in the Duke? Now we’re talkin’, man!


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W H AT ’ S G O I N G O N Friday, Dec. 24 FAITH: ■ Ascension Catholic Church, free Christmas Eve dinner, 5:30 p.m., 1905 S. Third St. Info: 223-3606. ■ Christmas Eve services, 7 p.m., Riverwood Baptist Church, 3030 S. Washington St. ■ Christmas Eve services, 7 p.m., Capital Christian Center, Centennial and Jericho Road. ■ Christmas Eve services, 10 p.m., New Song Community Church, 3200 N. 11th St. Christmas carols and special music. ORGANIZATIONS: ■ March of Dimes, program service committee, 11:30 a.m., M of D office. ■ Capital City AA, noon, 8 and 10 p.m., 1351 S. 12th St., door 1202. ■ Keep It Simple AA, noon, Serenity Place. ■ Missouri Slope Shrine Club, noon, AMVETS. ■ New Hope AA, noon, New Freedom Center, 905 E. Interstate Ave. ■ Serra Club, noon lunch, Municipal Country Club. ■ Bismarck Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Elks Club. ■ Happy Hour AA, 6 p.m., Serenity Place. ■ Courage to Change AA, 7:30 p.m., Serenity Place, 1525 E. Thayer Ave. ■ Hazen AA, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Hazen. ■ Knife River Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Hazen. ■ Keep the Faith NA (OP), 8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 1402 E. Ave. C. ■ Twin City AA, 8 p.m., Serenity Place. PUBLIC EVENTS: ■ Santa at the Mall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Gateway Fashion Mall. ■ Dakota Zoo, 1-5 p.m. with weather permitting. Info: 223-7543 or ■ Christmas in the Park, 6-10 p.m., Sertoma Park. Cost: $5 car. SERVICES: ■ Free screenings for children who may be at risk for speech-language disorders, St. Alexius Speech Therapy Department. Info: 530-8200. ■ Blood drive, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., United Blood Services. Info: 258-4512.

Satur day, Dec. 25 FAITH: ■ Sabbath Services, 2 p.m., Church of God. ORGANIZATIONS: ■ Lewis and Clark AA Group, 8:30 a.m., Spirit of Life Church, Mandan. ■ Keep It Simple Open AA, 9:30 a.m., Serenity Place, 1525 E. Thayer Ave. ■ Saturday Morning Al-Anon, 9:30 a.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Use north door, to basement. Handicapped access, south door. ■ Saturday Morning AA, 9:30 a.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. ■ Take It Easy AA group, 9:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. ■ Adult Children of Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Families, 10:30 a.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington Street and Divide Ave. ■ Capital City AA, noon, 8 and 10:30 p.m., 1351 S. 12th St., door 1202. ■ Women’s Step Study AA, 11 a.m. First Presbyterian Church. ■ Women’s NA, 5:30 p.m., Spirit of Life Church, Mandan. ■ Keep It Simple Open AA, 7 p.m., Serenity Place, 1525 E. Thayer Ave. ■ Saturday Night Social open AA, 7 p.m., 111 Sixth Ave. N.W., Mandan. ■ Saturday Night Live NA (WC, OP), 8 p.m., New Freedom Center, 905 E. Interstate Ave. PUBLIC EVENTS: ■ Christmas in the Park, 6-10 p.m., Sertoma Park. Cost: $5 car.

Sunday, Dec. 26 ORGANIZATIONS: ■ Keep it Simple AA, 11 a.m., Serenity Place. ■ Open AA, 11 a.m., Ridge Hotel, Mandan. ■ Wing Dingers AA, 2 p.m., Fire Hall, Wing. ■ Center AA, 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Center. ■ Gamblers Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Street and Divide Avenue. ■ Hazen AA, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Hazen. ■ Knife River Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple basement, Hazen. ■ Capital City AA, 8 p.m., 1351 S. 12th St., door 1202. ■ Pick A Stick NA (OP, WC), 8 p.m., New Freedom Center, 905 E. Interstate Ave. ■ Square Foot 12 X 12, 8 p.m., Serenity Place, 1525 E. Thayer Ave. ■ Washburn AA group, 8 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Washburn. PUBLIC EVENTS: ■ Heritage Center, located on the state Capitol grounds. Free. Museum hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; archives and library open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. ■ Papa’s Polar Patch, noon-5 p.m., Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, 5001 Fernwood Drive. Cost: $2.50. ■ Dakota Zoo, 1-5 p.m. with weather permitting. Info: 223-7543 or ■ Christmas in the Park, 6-10 p.m., Sertoma Park. Cost: $5 car. SERVICES: ■ AA Hotline. Info: 222-2100. ■ Al-Anon Information Service. Info: 663-0139 or

Monday, Dec. 27 ARTS-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC: ■ Sushi with Ben Suchy, 7:30 p.m., East Forty Chophouse. Free. FAITH: ■ Healing Rooms of the Northern Plains, free prayer ministry, 2-8 p.m., 1605 E. Capitol Ave., Halkirk Office Building. Info: 355-4292. ORGANIZATIONS: ■ Bismarck Far West Rotary Club, 7 a.m., Municipal Country Club. ■ Bismarck Lions Club, noon, Municipal Country Club. ■ Brown Bag AA, noon, Serenity Place, 1525 E. Thayer Ave. ■ Capital City AA, noon and 8 p.m., 1351 S. 12th St., door 1202. ■ Mandan Kiwanis Club, noon, Seven Seas, Mandan. New members welcome. ■ Mandan Lions Club, noon, Mandan Moose Lodge. ■ Bismarck Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Elks Club. ■ Overeaters Anonymous, 5:15 p.m., 1800 E. Broadway Ave. (south entrance). Info: 220-3196. ■ Bismarck Toastmasters, 6-7:30 p.m., 608 E. Boulevard Ave. Info:

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This photo released from the Royal Mint shows both sides of a commemorative coin to mark Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement. Britain’s Prince William, grandson to Queen Elizabeth II, is set to marry Kate Middleton in April 2011.

Critics slam royal wedding coin LONDON (AP) — That’s Kate Middleton? Britain’s Royal Mint on Thursday released a commemorative coin featuring portraits of Prince William and his bride-to-be, but critics said the results were far from lifelike. Images of the couple on the memento bear little resemblance to either the prince or his 28-year-old betrothed. Middleton appears plump in the face and lips and has bags under her eyes, while some critics suggested William looks more like former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Available in silver or gold, the 5pound ($7.70) coin — which costs 9.99 pounds ($15.40) to buy — marks the April 29 wedding of the second-in-line to the British throne.

“This coin is of historical importance. To get it so wrong seems ridiculous,” Ingrid Seward of Majesty magazine told Britain’s Sky News. The Royal Mint said the coin was designed by its in-house engraving team and insisted the portraits had gone though “a rigorous approval process.” Both the Queen and Prince William had given their consent to the design and staff had used photos of the couple to produce the images, the mint said in a statement. “The inspiration for the design came from photographs of the couple at a sporting event,” the mint said. Dickie Arbiter, a former royal spokesman, said it is often difficult to produce accurate images on a coin.

Engravers managed a better likeness of William’s father and mother, Prince Charles and Diana, the Princess of Wales, in an official coin released to mark their 1981 wedding. In 2008, the mint released another coin to commemorate Charles’ 60th birthday. “The Royal Mint has been recording historical events for over 1,100 years,” said Dave Knight, of the Royal Mint. The coin is the latest official merchandise to celebrate the royal wedding. William’s office has also already approved a souvenir tankard, plate and pill box that feature the couple’s entwined initials, the prince’s coronet emblem and the date of the wedding.

Lynch promises a prime ‘hissy fit’ By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK — Actress Jane Lynch says her “Glee” character Sue Sylvester throws “a hissy fit the likes of which no one has seen before” when the show returns. The Fox hit is on hiatus until a special post-Super Bowl episode on Feb. 6 that features guest shots from Gwyneth Paltrow and Katie Couric, and the students offering their version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” she said. “It’s got so much firepower,” the Emmy-winning actress said. “There is so much going on in the show that is crazy and funny and wild. I have a hissy fit the likes of which no one has seen before, where I try to destroy the locker room and principal’s office. I try to shoot one of my cheerleaders from a cannon.” Lynch talked about her show Thursday while promoting another project: an educational campaign on teenage mobile phone misuse that she is doing for LG Mobile Phones. She does a series of short videos about texting while driving, sexting, cyberbullying and other misuses of mobile phones by

I have a hissy fit the likes of which no one has seen before ...” Jane Lynch, speaking about an upcoming episode of ‘Glee’ Lynch acknowledged being guilty of one of the habits she’s being paid to discourage: She used to text while driving around California. “I knew I should not be doing it,” she said. “It was really just the luck of the Irish that kept me from hurting myself or somebody else.” Now she follows LG’s advice to put the phone in the car’s glove compartment. If she wants to talk or text, Associated Press she’ll pull over to the side of Jane Lynch, left, co-star of “Glee,” is interviewed on the the road. Out of the car, Lynch did “Fox & Friends” television program in New York on receive a text message this Thursday. week from one 81-year-old teenagers. The vignettes are Sylvester would likely enjoy fan. “Hi there!” her mom available on YouTube and them, too. the company’s website. Before being called by IG, wrote. “I’m texting!” The videos are aimed at parents to get them talking WINNER! with their children about REESE GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS INCLUDING WITHERSPOON these problems, and show BEST PICTURE OWEN WILSON parents how to set ground PAUL RUDD rules. Younger viewers familJACK NATALIE NICHOLSON iar with Lynch’s stern, slightPORTMAN ly off-center depiction of







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• YOGI BEAR 2-D PG -* *Daily 12:10-2:20-4:30-6:35-8:45 • HOW DO YOU KNOW PG13 -* *Daily 1:15-4:00-6:45-9:30 • CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: VOYAGE OF DAWN TREADER 3-D! PG -* 3-D Pricing Applies *Daily 1:30-4:15-6:55-9:25 • FASTER R -* *Daily 1:30-9:35 • HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY • • • • •

HALLOWS-Part 1 PG13 -* *Daily 2:15-5:15-8:15 UNSTOPPABLE PG13 -* *Daily 1:30-9:35 RED PG13 -* *Daily 4:15-6:55 MEGAMIND 2-D PG -* *Daily 12:10 LIFE AS WE KNOW IT PG13 -* *Daily 4:15-6:55 SOCIAL NETWORK PG13 -* *Daily 1:15-4:00-6:50-9:30 Starts JAN. 7!


EXPERIENCE THE GRAND 15! More Than Just A Theatre-An Event A Touch of N.Y., L.A., Vegas and Egypt! (Right Here In Bismarck) -THE ULTIMATE IN MOTION PICTURE ENJOYMENT- ■ Bismarck Tribune

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You’ve never seen Classifieds like this before! Employment


Service Technician

SIGN ON BONUS Up to $2500!!

Dixon Brothers Inc.,


in Mandan, ND is now hiring experienced drivers for local fuel and propane hauling. Wages start at 35 cents per mile. Plus load & unload pay & extra drop pay. Paid w a i t i n g time. Pay per mile increases w/experience, home nightly. Great benefits which include health insurance, paid vacation, & 401K. Must have c l e a n MVR & CDL with Hazmat. Apply in person or send resume to: Dixon Brothers, Inc. 901 Old Red Trail Mandan, ND 58554

DRIVERS $50,000

J5 drivers average over $50,000 per year and are home nightly. J5 is looking for drivers in the Bismarck, Minot and Dickinson area. Need CDL with Tanker & Hazmat endorsement. J5 values integrity, respect & excellence. Come to work for a great company that pays well, has great benefits and values its drivers.

Call 701-663-3236 and ask for Bud

P&B Transportation is hiring

CDL Drivers

2 years verifiable OTR experience. Excellent benefit package.

Call 701-221-2465 or 877-472-9534

$9 - $12 per hr DOE Overnight cleaners & supervisor

needed in Bismarck retail stores, 10 pm – 6 am. Call 866-775-0143 ext 611

GATEWAY ECLC Is now hiring for:

PT Teachers Aides; • Infant Toddler • Preschool • After School • Subbing

We offer competitive pay & a full benefit package. Please contact

Jim Willoughby at Bill Barth Ford 701-663-9564

Will train. Must love kids. Call 701-255-6882 or 701-224-9007 Or apply in person at: 2330 E. Divide Ave.

PAYDAY LOAN company is seeking a:

FT Customer Service Rep

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ANOTHER MAN’S treasures. Don’t let those unused items collect more dust! You could be collecting $$$. Call 258-6900 to place your ad.


MANDAN (Rt. 3059) 16th St NW, 5th Ave NW. . . . . . . .24 papers. . . .$100 (Rt. 3068) 1st Ave NE, 3rd St NE............55 papers. . . .$220 (Rt. 3086) 12th ave Se, 19th St SE.........46 papers. . . .$160 (Rt. 3087) 9th Ave SE, Emberland Rd. . . . . .44 papers. . . .$155 (Rt. 3073) 14th Ave SE, 19th St SE.........93 papers. . . .$320 (Rt. 3017) Collins, 15th St. NE..............108 papers. . . .$375 (Rt. 3009) 10th St. SE, 7th Ave. SE.........57 papers. . . .$195 (Rt. 3002) Library Square.......................74 papers. . . .$250 (Rt. 3078) Marina Bay..........................214 papers. . . .$700 (Rt. 3062) 3rd Ave NE, Johns, Division. . .108 papers. . . .$375

(All route pricing subject to change based on paper amount) Ron at 250-8215 Laurel at 355-8826

Must be flexible, have cash handling & customer service exp. Apply in person at:

Money Lenders 913 E Burlington Dr, Bis.

Fast paced Same Day Surgical Center seeks qualified applicants for

FT Reception/ Scheduler position

20 10

All shifts available. Must be able to work some weekends. Apply in person at: 200 E. Bismarck Expy

Immediate Openings

Valet Attendants

$17 base-appt. Ideal for students. PT/FT Flex schedules. No exp. nec. Cust Sales / Service cond. apply. All ages 17+ Call 701-250-6666



Previous clinic or medical setting exp. preferred. Please send resumes to: Todd Neiss, Business Manager 600 N 9th St Bismarck ND 58501.

Temp FT/PT Positions Needed. Daytime hours. Apply in person at: Medcenter One Main Entrance in Bismarck. No phone calls please!!

Looking for some extra cash this holiday season?

We’re celebrating all babies born in 2010 with a special feature of Celebrate on Sunday, January 30th.

Need to make a car payment? Want to save for vacation? Getting married/saving for wedding? Buying furniture?

Your baby will also be entered into a random drawing to win a $50 savings bond from the Bismarck Tribune.*

Deadline for entries is Friday, January 21st. Winning entry will be drawn Wednesday, January 26th and announced in BABIES 2010.


Example: PER PHOTO

Call 258-6900

GREAT SECOND INCOME! The Bismarck Tribune is looking for someone to deliver 170 newspapers in Hazen.

$100-$400+ per month • Must have reliable car Papers must be delivered by 6:00 am 7 days a week

or log on to and click on “Submit Yours” and “Babies 2010” to place your photo and message.

Baby’s Name Date of Birth Parents’ Names

For more information on routes, contact:

Pay every 28 days:

Ron at 250-8215

Call Ron at


Laurel at 355-8826

*No purchase necessary. To enter without publishing a photo, stop by the Bismarck Tribune during normal business hours.

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AUTO SALES PERSON Our inventory is growing so fast we need to add a member to our Sales Team.

Come and join our family! Experience Preferred (not required) • 5 Day work week • Excellent Pay Plan • All inquiries are confidential

Call Billy Ericksen: 223-1170

Wallwork Truck Center of Bismarck is currently looking for

In-town Parts Delivery Driver

You will be working Monday through Friday. We are looking for someone who is familiar with Bismarck/Mandan, clean driving record, excellent customer service skills, organized, good math skills and is able to lift up to and over 75lbs. Wallwork Truck Center will offer a competitive compensation and benefit package along with a great place to work. If interested please email resume to:


or fill out an application at 4020 E Divide Ave Bismarck

Looking For A Job With Flexible Hours To Earn Some Extra Money?

RECEPTIONIST /BOOKKEEPER Quickbooks exp required. Send resume to: PO Box 1, Mandan, ND 58554



Apply in person at: 1120 E. Main Avenue Mandan, ND

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We pay top $!! We offer meal discounts on great food, flexible schedule & more!! See you soon! Apply online at: or any of Bismarck Mandan locations!!

If you would like a PT job working 12 hours, 20 hours, or 30 hours a week we have an excellent opportunity for you. Here is an opportunity to work a PT schedule to help make car payments, pay off school loans, or save for vacation or other bills. The Bismarck Tribune is looking for candidates that can work 1 AM to approximately 7 AM as many days a week as you would like. You will assist our home delivery department with ensuring our customers have on-time delivery of our homedelivered products (the Bismarck Tribune and the Finder). Good organizational, decision making and problem solving skills are needed. A reliable car, insurance and a good driving record is required. Mileage reimbursement, paid vacation and sick leave, medical, dental and vision insurance and other benefits available based on weekly hours you can work. Call Ron at 701-250-8215 or Apply today at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

BISTRO now hiring:

Daytime Hostess

Part-time, Mon. - Fri. Apply in person at: 1103 E. Front Avenue

Nurses & Paramedics to join the air medical service based out of Linton, ND. If you have emergency or critical care experience call Tracey for an informational package (701) 851-0532.

Business Office Coordinator

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We may have the perfect job for you. • Earn extra money starting today • PT Job earning $9/hr • Night shift hours

Maintenance Planner

Now hiring for experienced


ACCOUNTANT Eckroth Music, a multi-state specialty music retailer, has an opening for an experienced Accountant in its Bismarck headquarters. Duties include overseeing all accounting functions including financial statements, annual budget, cash management, forecasts, accounting controls, and annual audit; provide accounting and analysis to our Leadership Team and Store Managers. The successful applicant will work closely with our Leadership Team in support of the vision of Eckroth Music. Requirements: Bachelor’s in accounting; minimum of 5+ years’ working experience in an accounting capacity. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles. Experience with standardized accounting software is important. Excellent computer and communication skills are a must. Part-time and full-time applicants are encouraged to apply. CPA desired but not required. We are looking for a high integrity individual with the ability to independently pursue projects to completion. A competitive benefits package is offered. Salary based on experience.

Bison I Wind Project is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Business Office Coordinator at its New Salem, ND site. Responsibilities include: A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or related field is required along with 4 years of job related experience. Must be knowledgeable in budget preparation, monitoring and reporting. Must be knowledgeable in inventory practices, fixed asset management, cost allocation and reporting (40% of time). Experience in general office management and a d m i n i s t ra t i ve / c l e r i c a l support (60% of time). Must possess strong communication and computer skills. Must be able to adhere to timetables and coordinate efforts with others to meet deadlines. Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet the mental, physical and environmental requirements of the job.

Competitive salary and benefit package. Send resume detailing experience relative to the stated responsibilities and salary requirements to:

Bison I Wind Project P.O. Box 897 Bismarck, ND 58502 Deadline to apply is December 31, 2010 “An equal opportunity employer”

Seeking experienced

Please submit a letter of application and resume with references to:

Eckroth Music, Attn: Jeff Eckroth 1655 N. Grandview Lane, Suite 201 Bismarck, ND 58503 Or email:

Automotive Technician Requires 1-2 years experience or technical school equivalent. We offer an excellent compensation package including 401K plan. $2500 SIGN ON BONUS for qualified individual. Apply in person or contact Tom Walbaum for a confidential interview.

Diesel Mechanic Excellent benefit package.

BNI Coal, Ltd. is seeking a maintenance planner to work at the Center Mine, Center, North Dakota. Associate’s Degree in a mechanical, electrical, welding or business related degree is required. Understanding of planning, forecasting, budgeting, purchasing, repair and preventive and predictive maintenance of heavy equipment is required. Strong mechanical aptitude is essential as is a thorough understanding of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems. Must be proficient with the use of personal computers and Microsoft Office products. Competitive benefit package. Send resume detailing experience and salary requirements to

GIVEAWAY TV’s: ONE 20” & ONE 27”. All you have to do is pick them up. Call 701-255-2957. GIVEAWAY, QUEEN size sleeper bed. (701)225-5093

234 W Broadway. Open Fri & Sat 10-3, Sunday Noon-5. 20% off!

REPEAT PERFORMANCE will pay you cash on the spot or consign your MENS gently used clothes & accessories. 2 yrs old or newer. Call 255-0096 for more info. www.consignrepeat BNI Center Mine 2360 35th Ave SW Center, ND or BNI Bismarck 1637 Burnt Boat Drive Bismarck, ND 58503

Mail application to “Utility Worker” to the Bismarck address. Deadline to apply is January 7, 2011. BNI Coal is an equal opportunity employer.


Great Dane, 5 mo., black w/ white on chest, playful, good w/people. $450 obo 400-9317 MULTIPOOS, Male & Female, White. 391-1290 or 391-7032

Purebred Cream colored Female Pekinese, 9 months old, Asking $50 call- 673-3195 USB 6ft A/B cable. NEW. Connects printers, external HDs, USB hubs and other peripherals to a PC or MAC. First $5 Cash... 255-1351

ing employment applications for future utility positions at the Center Mine, Center, ND.

Minimum requirements: H.S. Degree or GED; valid drivers license, 5 years work experience. Two year college degree may be substituted for 2 years work experience. Experience in operating large construction/earth moving equipment is required. Experience with welding, dragline maintenance, or diesel mechanics are preferred but not required. Excellent benefit package. Applications are available at

GIVEAWAY: 5 German Shorthair puppies, females. 701-445-7523 or 220-9054

GIVEAWAY: 3 Christmas kittys, litter box trained. Call 701-387-4312.

Obedience classes for Puppy, Basic,. Enhanced & CGC with testing. 663-4441

Deadline to apply is January 7, 2011. Equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include general labor as shift worker including: operating and maintaining large mining equipment, pumping water and maintaining pumps, general clean up, and assist mechanics. Must become proficient in operating large mining equipment.

GIVE-A-WAY: 3 yr old male black Persian cat. Kid friendly, loves other cats, not used to dogs. 701-319-9031

Outdoor Wood & Coal Burning Furnaces, All Stainless Steel. Lifetime Warranty. Order now & Save up to $1355. Dealer Inquiries. Also, The best floor heat Water Tubing. Guaranteed Lowest Prices. Free Estimates! 1-800-446-4043


“Maintenance Planner” BNI Coal, Ltd PO Box 897 Bismarck, ND 58502

Utility Worker BNI Coal, Ltd. is accept-

GIVEAWAY- SOME 7 toed kittens, some long haired, Call 701-202-4113

KODAK EASY Share C330 Zoom camera . Take picutres adn videos has built in mic. $35. Call 701-204-2441

Chapter 7 & 13

BANKRUPTCY SCHNOODLE PUPS: nice family pets, they don’t shed. $200 to $300. 701-442-5346.


223-2099 NEW ATDEC LCD/PLAZMA 32 to 63” universal tilting wall mount. Supports up to 200lbs and is theft resistant. First $60 Cash... 255-1351

LAWN TRACTOR, MTD, with 38 inch deck, rear bagger, and mulching kit. $500 OBO. Call 255-2880

644 JOHN DEERE Wheel Loader 3 yard bucket. Real good shape. $19,500. Call 701-220-1473

TV- PANASONIC CT-35G25 35” TV: PanaBlack tube, Digital comb filter, dbx noise reduction, PIP for sports fans. First $150 Cash 255-1351

ZENITH 36” STEREO TV: has 2-tuner color P-I-P for sports fans; great picture & features, universal remote. First $150 Cash... 255-1351

SNOWBLOWER, 8 HORSE , 26” cut, electric start, Gilson namebrand, $325. Call 255-0561 or 527-7918

Toll Free: 1-888-695-4936 We are a debt-relief agency.

CHAP. 7/13 BANKRUPTCY COLES LAW FIRM Over 30 yrs exp. We are a Debt Relief Agency. We help people file for Bankruptcy Relief under the Bankruptcy Code. Flat fee in most cases. Call 701-222-8131

REWARD OFFERED!! for any information on a hit & run accident that occurred Monday 12/13/10 at 5:15pm at the Ramkota Inn driveway on 3rd St. Young man driving older faded red Ford pickup with a silver strip and front end passenger side damage. Please call 701-391-7045 Vitamaster 65C Exercise bike. Very good condition. $65.00 258-8791

Call 701-221-2465 or 877-472-9534.

SPECIAL $150!!!! Roof Top Snow Removal. Call Corey 701-870-2762

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BED: QUEEN size mattress & box brand new, still in plastic, never used $175. Also brand new King PT set $395. Call 221-3011 or 400-9157.

CROSS COUNTRY SKI PACKAGE- includes shoes size 39, skis & poles, $55. Call 701-258-7872


Lost Large Cocker Spaniel cross, tan & white. Her name is Miley.701-223-4227 ICEHOUSE: Frabill R2-Tec thermal Guardian flip style ice house 2 seats, very warm. 2 years old, barely used. Seats 2-3 people. $500, new $849. 701-370-0234 or 301-0398


MINIATURE PLAY/ Wine Cabinets, Granite counter top, solid oak face and raised panel doors, adj. shelves. 667-1049 or 426-3369.


Heat Gun: NEW 1500W DUAL-TEMP. Remove paint, decals, varnish. Shrink wire wrap, thaw pipes & more. First $20 Cash... 255-1351

4” GRAIN auger. 15’6” long with 1/2 HP farm duty motor in good working order, $285.00. Call (701)690-8712

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Tuesday Intermediate Puzzle

FOR SALE: Bottomless Guardrail Feedbunks 26’x4’x 27’’. Only $675/bunk! Cow, calf, & sheepbunks available. Built strong to last forever, easily move, and keep cows out. Delivery and discounts available. Call 605-848-0291.

Beagle/Cavalier puppies M/F, $300; APRI Beagles 2M $300. Call 701-212-2030

TRACTOR: 2008 Kubota L-39 Tractor with Loader and Backhoe, winter sale $4800, mail for details at $4800. Call 701-425-0527.

More Intermediate Puzzle

ANIMALS FOR giveaway are listed under Pets/Supplies classification #478.


Give-a-way TV: 19IN tv & printer Call 701-220-3648

Free Female Calico cat needs a good home! Extremely sweet and tame. Would be an awesome pet! Call 255-1215

HEAT YOUR SHOP with waste oil. New & used waste oil furnaces, Lanair parts & service, Jim Grothe Electric 701-223-2311.

Challenging Puzzle

Friday Tough Puzzle

Saturday Super Tough Puzzle

Solution, tips and computer program at © Puzzles by

Found 1 UBC accessory found at Walmart. Call identify. 701-867-2588 ask for Val or leave a message. Found in Colonial Estates on Delaware Street, female long haired calico kitten, approx 4 months old. Wearing redish collar with small item hanging from it. Very loving. Call 391-6898 to claim.

ADOPTING YOUR newborn is a gift we’ll treasure. Lifetime of love and security. Expenses paid. Call Debbie and Bryan at 877-819-0080.

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Placement and Cancelation Deadlines Has limited openings for

Sunday More Easy Puzzle

LOST! LADY’S Wedding Ring, Diamond mounted on a wide black hills 14K band with black enamel and multi color gold antiquing. REWARD. Lost at or around Mid Dakota Clinic at Kirkwood 12/16. (701)223-3421

FOUND ON Friday, Dec. 17, near downtown Bismarck Post Office, pocket construction calculator. Call to identify 701-222-0790

CORGI: 1 male tri-color, 2 sable/ white females. $150. Call 701-426-4458.


LOST MANS silver wedding band, 2 welded spacers in side. Call 701-224-8709

Missing An Animal? check:

AKC REG Champion bloodlines bulldog pups, health guarentee w/contract, $2000 Call Melissa 406-249-5985


LOST - 2 black Labs NW of McClusky. Orange collar & camo collar w/rabies tag. $100 reward for safe return. Call 701-391-6480.

LOST PRESCRIPTION sun glasses, round gold and brown frame in a vinyl maroon glass case. Call 701-667-2824

Oak Bedroom set in good condition. Call (701)928-0757

1025 East Bismarck Expressway 701-258-1944 or 1-701-426-9129

Solution to last Sudoku puzzle

Ed Dyer Over 35 Years Experience

Line Ads: Tues.-Sat.......................Day prior by 4pm Sunday...................................Friday 5pm Monday.............................Saturday Noon

Infant, Toddler, Preschool & School Aged Children For more info call 701-224-1449 or 701-224-9007 KING’S KIDS has FT & PT openings ages 1-12 available now. Call 701-258-3088.

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2 business days prior to publication



Give yourself or a loved one the gift of music. The Playing Keys Music Studio will open January 3rd, 2011. Make your reservations now by calling 701-250-0860 or 701390- 4147. Lessons offered for every age level, beginner through advanced. Teacher has over thirty years experience & love of teaching. ■ Bismarck Tribune

Friday, December 24, 2010 ■ Page 5C


IN PRINT • ONLINE End table excellent condition, all wood with matching lamp, $75. 701-400-6740


End table, like new, $35; Call 258-5968 or 527-1881

Basketball shoes (Nike) like new sizes 6 1/2 and size 8 new cost up to $149 asking $12obo per pair. Cash call Jim 701-663-9391


BEDROOM SET- 3 pc bedroom set brown, full size, $200; snow boots adult size 8 $5; Pabst Blue Ribbon lighted beer sign $50. 701-223-0699

“LEE” BLUE JEANS-Brand New Waists:25,26,27,30,46 Lengths:32,34. $2/Jean while supplies last Call 527-8161 or 250-6653 1980 WINTER Olympic stocking cap. New in package w/1980 Lake Placid Olympic pin. $25. Call 701-748-6973 1989 JEEP AISIN 30-40LE 4 SPEED AUTO TRANS $300 OBO 701-202-0750

BEER PITCHER- Schmidt Beer Pitcher in exc. cond, very old collectable item. $75. Cash. call Jim 701-663-9391

1989 JEEP NP242 TRANSFER CASE, (PART TIME AND FULL TIME FEATURES) $250 OBO 701-202-0750 1989 JEEP REAR DANA 35 AXLE. 3.55 RATIO $150 OBO FRONT AND REAR DRIVESHAFTS $100 OBO 701-202-0750 1990 Ford. tilt column Radiator & Shroud Master Cyl & Booster Foot Pedal Assembly. $200 obo 701-202-0750 1993 Jeep 4.0l Inline 6 engine, complete with all acc. Runs Great $500 OBO 701-202-0750 1996 YAMAHA VIRAGO PARTS. SEAT, SHOCKS, TURN SIGNALS, TAILLIGHT, BAG SUPPORTS. $200 OBO 701-202-0750 2 CHARGES: cell phone car chargers 2108, Motorolla SYN070B, $5 each. Call 258-5968 or 527-1881

BI-FOLD CLOSET doors, 3 total, 2’x6”-1 3/8” $50 for all 3. 36” Steel door like new, $90. Call (701)426-6715

CHRISTMAS LIGHTSwhite, blue & multi-colored. Exc. cond. Indoor lights $1/set; $5/set outdoor. Still in boxes. 701-319-1917

CIRCUIT BREAKER: Cutler Hammer 30 amp/ 240 volt 3 pole, $15. Call 701-255-2732.

CIRCULAR SAW 7 1/4, Tool Shop, new $35. Call 255-2732

ERTL 1/32 Four Wheel Drive Steiger tractor, 1983 vintage with box. $55. Call (701)258-4585

Collectable item..Old fashioned mower and cultivator, in excellent condition $89.00 obo call Jim 701- 663-9391

EXERCISE BIKE, D.P.PACER STATIONARY [Mod:200] mph/rpm gauge. $50.00. Call 527-8161 or 250-6653 EXERCISE BIKE, Primfit $200; 14ft round Sykbouncer Trampoline, easy set up $175 701-667-7326

COMBINE, TRUE Scale, Turtle back, 12” long 8” wide, rebuildable, $60 OBO. 258-4585

BIKES: Iron Horse mountain bike with approx. 18” frame. $100. 1 Clash Lazer mountain bike aluminum with front shocks, 24” wheels, $30 701-223-7428 BLESSED IMITATION Eagles Feathers, Decorated with sinew, beads and horse hair. Great for rear view mirror ornament, etc. $10 ea (701)214-7496

FAIRBANKS SCALE with weights,Good Condition $200 or Best offer Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

BOAT POWER TRIM comes off 50-hp Johnson motor. $200. Call 255-2732.

BOB GRAY International Harvester Farmall F-30, 8 inches long, 4 1/2 inches tall, $65. Call (701) 258-4585 BOOKCASE, SOLID wood, revolving, for office or home, $395.Custom made, Excellent Condition, Collector. Call (701) 319-1917

FANNY FARMER CANDY Silliutte. One of a kind. Collector’s item $200.00 cash call 701-663-9391

CIVIL WAR Buffs, 22 Magazines, Date of mag from 2005-2007. All for $25. Call (701)258-4585

COUCH & loveseat. Great condition, comfort- able. Reversible bottom cushions. $249 OBO 663- 2103 COUCH, LOVESEAT & chair, blue with hunter green & burgandy. Very comfortable & in exc. condition. $350. Call 701-224-8727 , 226-6687.

CLAY PIGEON Thrower, bought new, never used, Trius D-4 by Lyman, with 90 targets, $65. Call 258-9508.

Columbia winter coat, size XL ladies. Blue & white. Brand new with tags still on it. $50. Call 226-3008 or 843-7039. COFFEE TABLE, Genuine Cypress Tree, $200. Call (701)225-5093

COIN SET, 10 uncirculated quarter coin sets with D of C and territorial in folders, $35. Call 255-2636.

FENDERS: CHEVY fenders (pair) ‘77 Chevy K10 green $75 OBO. 701-202-0750

BROOKS TENNIS shoes, size 9medium, new, $30; New Old Navy down jacket size XXL, $30. Call 701-214-7337. BUMPER JACKS, 2 with lug wrenches, 1980’s series $10 ea. Call 701-255-1761

BABY CRIB metal, very old antique, in excellent cond. $150. Cash obo Call Jim 701-663-9391

BARGAIN HUNTERS: Any item priced $500 or less is FREE. Special Excludes tickets, food, animals, crafts or side businesses. Call 258-6900 or tollfree 1-866-I-SOLD-IT!

Bath-shower bench. New $50. Call 663-6719 or 391-1616.

COIN SET: 10 Statehood quarter sets, uncirculated, compete in coin holders, or individuals, great for gifts, $27.50 for set in folder. Call 255-2636.

COMIC BOOKS: 124 for $100. Call 701-471-3376

CRYSTAL- collectible 4 pc. crystal set, pitcher, candy dish, sugar dish, spoon, ash tray. $150 Cash. Never used. 701-663-9391

COUCH & LOVESEAT for sale. Blue, very clean and in good condition, and very very comfortable, $480 OBO. Call 701-221-9626

Sharp Calculator Electronic Brand New, Never Used, 10-DIGIT print display VX1652A, 2 color printer/ large fluorescent display 1 roll paper (PAID $150.00) Will sell $45.00 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

TIRE; 185/65/14 $20 Call 701-255-2732 TIRES$325 For 4-225X55R17 tires on very nice wheels, 2 tires w / less than 300 miles on them. Off of 99 Chrylser 300. 226-4121 Call for pics. Tires: Four BRIDGESTONE DUELER 8A/T tires, 30x9.50R/15LT $100. 701-226-8322

SHOP VAC, 16 gallon 6 peak HP, wet/dry, new, $85; Also 5 gal. 2hp $25. Call 701-255-2732

TROLLING MINNKOTA trolling motor for parts 55pd/ap. no foot pedal $50; Light Strip, $3. 255-2732.

PARTS - Left hand headlight for 96-2000 plymouth voyager van $25. Manual steering sector from 68 chevelle $25. 258-5352 SHOVELS (9), $6-8. 2 new shovels $9 each. Call 255-2732.

LAMPS (8)- , starting at $8. Call 701-255-2732

TV - Zenith 25 th good pixs and good color with rca jacks for gaming or dvd player ph. af. 1 pm 223-3465

PEPSI glasses, (6), $15 or $2.50 each. Call 255-2732.

Leather gloves XLGE Male, misc. selection $2-$10 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

Golf Balls $4 to $8 dollar a dozen logo and regular popular golf balls buy now . only few doz. left. call 701-663-9391

LEATHER JACKET, black petite extra large, valued at $250 asking $40. Call 255-2732

SINK - bath vanity, 32”. $20. Call 701-255-2732

DOLL: SHIRLEY Temple doll $115. Call 701-223-8419 DOOR- Screen Door. Larson invisible screen, 36in white w / brass. NEW wrong size for me. New $220 asking $150 you haul. 471-1092

Pewter Antique lawn ornaments (2), your children or grandchildren can ride them, $125.00 each. CASH. Call 701-663-9391

LIFT CHAIRS - 1 large rose colored $450; 1 medium green colored $350. 701-258-3653 PICTURE - My grandfather invested in ND oil 1920’s, enlarged matted framed copy of his original photo of the Robinson Well 18x22 overall $45. Call 701258-9508

DESK, STEEL desk, 30”x60”, very good condition, cream color, $75. Call (701)258-1717

DRAIN TILE 3” approx 74’ @ 30 cents foot. 4” splice and 4” tee, $3 each. 701-255-2732

Golf balls, $4/doz. mixed colored $6/doz.; Top Flite, Pennacle, Nike, MaxFli, Titleist $6/doz, Titleisst Pro VI $20 doz. outside water filter for camper 255-2732.

LIGHT CHANDELIER $25. Call 701-255-2732

PINTO. FRT & REAR SEATS, COMPLETE GLASS, DASH GUAGES, RIMS, TAIL & MARKER LIGHTS $100 701-202-0750 POKEMON CARDS and binders, back pack on wheels, $5ea. Call 319-1917.

Hair Removal 12oz jar + 1.6oz travel jar. (sugar-base, tea tree oil, lemon). $8.50 734-6424. Pamper your skin.

DRESSES - (2) Girls size 3 & 4 red velvet dresses $5/each; Mother of the bride dress size 14 burgundy $15; white wicker topper for toilet $5. 701-663-8284

LP TANK with 17lbs (new) propane, normal fill 15 lbs. extra bonus 2lbs. $42. Call 255-2732

EARLY 1900’S Firemans pumper wagon, large wooden wheels. $500. Call 701-258-3653 ELECTRIC SANDER, Black and Decker 25.00 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653 EMMA WEDDING GOWN IVORY/SIZE 8, 5 FT TRAIN W/LOTS BEADING $400 OR OBO. CALL 701-400-1093

HOCKEY EQUIPMENTNike chest protector $40; Nike gloves $25; 12” shin guards $10; Easton medium elbow pads $10. 701-333-8120 Hockey skates, RBK Fitlite, size 3 $10. CALL 319-1917.

SNOW THROWER: new, electric, 12 1/2” wide 15 lbs, Throws 300 lbs of snow per minute - 20 feet. Good for small driveways/decks, $115. Call 701-222-4105 Snowblades: 36IN SNOWBLADES, heavy duty, all welded, no plastic, makes a great gift $75. 701-223-7579 SNOWBLOWER, 8 HORSE , 26” cut, electric start, Gilson namebrand, $325. Call 255-0561 or 527-7918 SNOWBOARD, BURTON brand $50.00. 701-471-3376 SOCCER: MANCHESTER United soccer clothes. Jacket $10, Tshirt & 2 sweatshirts $5 ea. 701-319-1917.

TVS - 25 sanyo 25 tv with rca jacks for gaming and dvd player good pixs &color. Call after 1pm 223-3465

Wagner Cast Iron Skillets I have a #10 $45.00 and (2)#8 $35.00 ea.. all for $85. call Jim 701-663-9391 WASHER & DRYER, Whirlpool, heavy duty, almond color, good condition, $150 for both 867-2515 or 258-5968 WEIGHT BENCH, DUMBELLS, BARBELLS. 300+LBS OF WEIGHTS, PLUS OLDER HOME GYM. $250 701-202-0750 Wheel covers: 8 ~ 15” Cadillac metal wheel covers. 1980 series, nice condition, take all for $75. Call 255-1761.

SUITS: 2 Mens WESTERN suits with vests. Brown, size large, 38 waist.; Navy Blue size large, 35 waist. $35 ea. like new. Call 701-258-5968 TABLE: 17X54X28, all wood with carving. $100; 21x66x38 buffet, all wood with carving $225 701-426-2284 Table: Old heavy 30” square table pedestal, wood & metal top, cast iron frame, model T958-28 self adjusting legs, $55. Call 255-1761.

Wheels: 4 NEW S-10, 2 Wheel Drive 15X7 Wheels. $100. 527-8936 or 701-6634445

Quilted Twin Bedspread & Sham. Chocolate Brown. Good Condition. $25. Call 701-258-0575.

Luggage: 29” American Tourister hard side luggage , in perfect condition new $150 asking $12 cash call Jim 701-663-9391 HITCH BALL & tongue 1 3/4” & others, $12 & up; Hooks $4/each; 4 green Coke glasses w/ pitcher, $10. Call 255-2732

SINKS: (1) Kohler, (1)Am. Std. complete, w / Kohler faucets 18 1/2”X20 1/2” ready to install $35.00 ea. Call 701-663- 9391

SOFA - 88” Long, all leather, camel color, excellent cond. $500. Call 203-641-0895

POWER DRILL and Drive Set. 333 pieces, by Drill Craft. $55. Call (701)202-5148

HEATING AND Cooling, Boots, Elbows, Pipes, $3.50 ea or 30 pieces for $60. Call 255-2732.

DRILL - New DC730 Dewalt 14.4 V cordless drill kit: 2-speed LED drill, 1 hour charger, 2 batteries, manual & case. First $140 cash. 701-255-1351 COKE GLASSES: Mandan Centennial flared, $2.50 ea. Call 255-2732.

TIRE for wheelbarrows, 4.00-6 tire/tube/rim $12; Also 3.00x8 split rim & tire (no tube) $7. Call 255-2732

SEWING MACHINE: Kenmore sewing machine with cabinet, hardly used, $65. Brand new bakers rack, $65. Call 701-663-0823 or 527-2842

OFFICE CHAIR- swivel. Good condition $10. Call 701-223-8419

PAINT BRUSHES:Never used assorted sizes $1 to $3 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653 LAMP LIGHT blue for boys, also pink for girls, new in box, 2 for $20 or $11.00 ea. Call 255-2732.

SECTIONAL COUCH- neutral color, good condition. $200. Call 221-0912

NUTRITION DRINKS, 3 cases, high protein nutrition with fiber, $30 for all. Call (701)516-4968

LION BANK Cast Iron 4” tall, 1 1/2” wide, $70 or reasonable offer. 258-4585

CAMERA BAG- NEW KODAK Deluxe Digital Camera Bag: zippered storage compartment & pockets, belt loop & carry strap. First $10 Cash... 255-1351

CAMERA- NEW Kodak digital camera 10.2mp, 3x zoom, NI-MH batteries & charger, 2gb memory card, case, cable. $80 Cash... 255-1351

JEWELRY ARMOUR, like new 40in tall, 14x12 width, dark wood, 6 drawers, 2 doors, paid $139, asking $60. 701-223-2235

FURNITURE - table & chairs $50; 2 bikes $50/both; chest of drawers w/mirror & chest of drawers $100 both. Moving. Call Tim 333-7212

GLASSWARE: Fine stemmed glassware, never used, gift perfect. 12 for $36. 701-255-1761

COKE BOTTLE Set. 1889-1989 North Dakota Centennial, $6.50 a set. Call 255-2732.

BAT HOUSE Keep bats away from cabin and trailer at the lake or town. get ready for the bats. $25 cash 701-663-9391

JERSEY-NEW WITH tags Brett Favre Jersey $50. Call 701-471-3376

NEW! CEN-TECH Digital multi-tester. This 7-function meter is great for testing anywhere. First $10 Cash... Call 701-255-1351

FURNITURE - occasional oak table. 26”w, 27” h, shelf & 2 doors. $45. 701-258-2196

BOW- new Browning 60# recurve hunting bow with arrows, $285. Call 400-6740

CABINET HANDLES: (14) w/28 hinges and screws nice selection $8.00 call Jim 701-663-9391

BAR, Small, with glass top and two stools, $50. (701)225-5093

JACKET tan with fur collar, XL, new $25. Leather jacket size large, good condition, $30. Call 701-223-1995

SAW - Miter Box Saw Delta 10” Heavy Duty. $125. 5278936 or 701-663-4445

TEA POT - collectible 25th Anniversary set, tea pot flower vase Lefton China hand painted never used. $75 cash. 701-663-9391

COVERALLS- NEW short sleeve, gray, size 56 tall. Zipper front 1/2 price! $25. Call 701-258-0575

DISHES: HULL, brown, dishes and extra pieces (approx. 60 pieces in all) $200 OBO for all 701-426-2284

Books Child Craft: Makes nice gift. $15 and up. Child craft dictionaries, $8. Call 255-2732.

ANTIQUE DESK: $25 OBO. Call 701-220-0974


OFFICE DESK with arm. $150. Call 701-290-3222

GIFT BAGS, Beautiful assorted for Christmas, birthday and occasional, Small, Medium and Large, .50 to $1 ea. Call 255-1761

‘88 MERCURY Tracer station wagon for parts with 1.6 Mazda eng. $125. 701-690-8712

ACCORDION - 120 bass full mens size accordion with hard case I Castelloi (brand). Made by Soprani Inc. Made in Italy. $300 obo. 391-8717

IONIC FILTER water bottle (flip-top) Exceeds EPA standards (giardi/cysts) $7.00 (new $49). 701-734-6424

COSTUME, DELUXE Disney JO JO Circus Clown, $15. Call 255-2732

COAT - Perfect Gift!


SAW - Miter Box Saw Ace 10” and Stand. $120. 527-8936 or 701-663-4445

NASCAR, SET of 4, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards bulletin board, large and small cutting board, tray set $14 or $3.50 each, Retails for $8 ea. Call 255-2732.

JEANS: MENS, 30x34, 31x32, & 30x32, very good shape. $3 ea. 701-223-3697

GLASS SET of 6, Pepsi $15 or $2.50 each. Call 255-2732

4pc. wooden Hawaiian bowl, platter, candy dish, salt / pepper set never used $75.00 cash perfect gift 701-663-9391

MUSICAL- 6 OLD Scandinavian 45s; 1 33 1/3; 4 cassettes. $75. Call 701-258-2196

Horse trailer light short wire harness, $5 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

EXERCISE BIKE- Champion, has all gauges. $125. Call 701-748-6973

BIKE - 20” MTB Boys new $35 in box. $40 set up. Call 701-255-2732

4 ~ 19’’ tvs with gameing plugins for dvd or video gameing good shape all work $20ech ph af.1 pm 2233465 4 ~ DVD players all differt brand names all work well and play. all good shape $20ech 1 pm 2233465

CHAINS 10 FT $10. MISC CHAINS $1 TO $3. CLEAVIS $5 SMALL TRAILOR BALL$5 MISC ITEMS, sand hand shovel, crescent wrenchs 10” 12” $9. Farm pins, snake, $2 to $10. Grease Gun plus 3 tubes$8.00 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

COKE SIX Packs, Nascar drivers, Olympics, Disney 25th Anniversary, Christmas 95,96,97,2004. Start at $9 per 6 pack, Many kinds of Coke Christmas glasses $1.50 & up. call 255-2732

HOMEMADE FUDGE, with or without nuts, by the pound, order for the holidays. Order 2 days in advance. $11 lb. Made by Bernadine Mills. Call 701-220-9186

MISC. JEWELERY:Many to choose from.Bracelets /Necklaces $2 to $15 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

JACKET: NEW XL Carhart winter coat, asking $35, new $50. 701-223-3697

1989 JEEP CHEROKEE. 4.0L RADIATOR & ELEC FAN $75, BUMPERS $100 PAIR, FENDER FLARES $50. 701-202-0750 1989 JEEP Dana 30 axle 3.55 ratio w/control arms & steering box arms $150 OBO 701-202-0750

CASE - NEW TECH Solutions 64 CD/DVD storage case with handle. Individual sleeves protect discs from damage. First $10 Cash... 255-1351

HOCKEY EQUIPMENT- Vapor hockey stick right hand $40; Breezers size med. $50; Easton skates size 8.5 $50; hockey bag w/wheels $50; 701-333-8120

MEN’S BOOTS: Western boots, good cond., $35. New homemade pony bead necklaces, assorted colors, $14ea. 1 set of 3 antique jewel tea bowls, $95. 223-8419

RIFLE SCOPES: New Simmons 3x9x40 variable power rifle scope $125; New Tasco 3x9x40 variable power rifle scope $125. 400-6740 ROLODEX OFFICE CARD FILE:Card size 2 1/4”x4”+ A-Z Index tabs included. Brand new.$15.00 Call 527-8161 or 250-6653

TH350 transmission, 2WD 4000 miles on rebuild, shift kit. $400 OBO 701-202-0750 TIRE: P215/70R16 Firestone Affinity, Like New $35. 32” Sanyo TV with surround sound, like new $100. CALL 426-1202.

Mens Pants: 2 Pair of Hagger dress slacks, size 38x29 like new, medium and light beige, $15 each. 701-255-0775. NINTENDO GAMECUBE with power pack cord. $15. Call 701-319-1917

TACKLE BOX, antique, very old, pullout trays with dividers good condition. $135. Cash, for details. Call Jim 701-663-9391

Rotisserie: electric, for kitchen range. Universal. New. $45 Call 258-0575.

WINE CARAFE Collectible 4pc. wine carafe set. wine carafe, 2 heart glasses, 1 heart flower vase nice gift never used $45.00cash 701-663-9391

TIRES - 4-205X65X15 General Radial tires $25. 4225x60x16 Radial Tires with 1/4 tread -free! 258- 5352

Youth Pinball machine: Pirates of the Caribbean. Has music, voice, and lights. LED game lighting, backlit scoring display. 1 or 2 players. Wood cabinet, metal legs. 18inWx 34in.Lx54in.H. Like new cond. $190. 221-9509 or 226-2548.

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Real Estate A simple reminder: Just as it is important to use caution when replying to suspicious offers in email or on the phone, you should also use caution when replying to classified advertisements that require advance payment. The North Dakota Attorney Generals’ Consumer Protection Division is available to offer assistance and answer questions if you think an offer or company is questionable. If you have any questions, you can reach them at 701-328-3404 or 1-800-472-2600.

NICE 1 & 2 Bdrm., both w/gar., air, Lndry facilities. No pets. Call 255-2419 after 5pm

1 BDRM w/balcony, appliances, carpet, A/C, parking, $500 & $505/mo. 220-3440

2 BDRM, Bis. WD, CA, shed, deck, fncd yard, no pets /smoking. 258-6205

RJR Maint. & Mgmt. 701-663-1736

ARIKARA APT’S. 2 bdrm. Spacious, gar. avail., near Arrowhead & Capitol. 255-2880 Rocky Gordon & Co. 223-8568.

2 or 3 Bdrms. W/D, Close to School. HAP Welcome! VCZ, INC. ‘ 258-9404.


UPDATED 2 bdrm, in 4 unit, lwr lvl, no smoking/pets, $475 +util. 701-220-3935 Lve Msg.

➦ For Rent

Apts. (1, 2 & 3 Bdrms.), Homes & Duplexes Some W/D. Small Pets Welcome (in some bldgs.) Availability 8:30am-5pm or

HIGH RIDGE NORTH MANAGER ~ 222-2918 1 & 2 bdrms, garage, frplc.,well maintained, very nice grounds! Pool & Tennis Courts. ROCKY GORDON & CO. 701-223-8568 2 bdrm now near gateway Call

Rent Your Home, Own your Life!! Many floor plans to choose from! 701-255-5452 EHO

2 BDRMS Now 12-plex. Call Marvin 222-3749 or Rocky Gordon & Co. at 223-8568.


Calgary & Century East Apts. have openings for 2 & 3 bdrms. 255-2573 EFFIC Furnished/Unfurn.Age 55+. No smoking / pets. $400. Baptist Apts. 223-3040 x 173

2 BDRM 10 plex, near hospitals. Call 223-8568 Rocky Gordon & Co. 2 BDRM, 1 bath, single stall gar., W/D, no pets/smoking. Near hospital. 701-471-6874.

MAPLETON APT’S 2 &3 bdrm,2 bath, garage W/D, C/A, heat & water pd. 391-5795 / 222-8171

PARKWOOD APTS. Manager • 255-4472

2 Bdrm - Garage & Swimming Pool ROCKY GORDON & COMPANY • 223-8568

BRENDEL HOMES New Condos & Homes Available. or call Pete anytime for showing at 701-471-9571

COMING SOON!! 3 bdrms & 1 bath, $700 + utilities, $700 Deposit. Call 701-663-2600 We List, We Sell, We Buy, We Trade, We Finance! Call Liechty Listing Service, LLS. 223-0555 or 202-1640

702-732 2900 Sq. Ft. located in prime shopping area in North Dickinson. Great location w/plenty of parking. Call 701-290-6137 Professional Building 5th & Rosser ph. 258-4000

AFFORDABLE NEW CONSTRUCTION! 2 bdrm, 2 bath, no steps, slab on grade, lrg dbl garage. Move in ready, many upgrades. Call 701-250-0521.

Cold Storage 12x52, 24x26, 12x26. Avail. 1/1. 3 mo min. 221-7745 or 400-0065.

2 BDRM, A/C. No smoking $525 per month. 104 6th St. NE. Call 220-9069. 2 BDRM. apts. with W/D, with or without gar., Also Luxurious Lakewood Apts., Call 663-7975 or 226-8964. 2BR Dplx. Must See-Many updates, parking, W/D, A/C, Yard. $650+utl. 425-4694 LARGE 2 bdrm, upper lvl in NW Mandan. Single garage, W/D, $740. Utilities Paid. Call 701-667-5546 or 220-0467.


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NEW HEATED SHOPS for rent: 24x60. Available Nov. 1st. Call 701-663-2600 NOW OPEN! Gold Arrow Storage. 106 1/2 Schlosser Ave. Mandan. Units 10x20, 8x6 1/2, (701) 202-3020

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FSBO 2542 Berkshire Dr. NE Bis. 2482 sqft. 5 bdrm, 3 stall gar. fenced yrd. w/sprinklers, in new Sunrise Elementary School District $209,900 ~ 255-9296




2004 29 FT CONQUEST Supreme by Gulfstream, 295RLS Travel Trailer, great condition, full-size bed, large slide out, rear living room, lots of storage, $12,500 OBO. Located in Dickinson, Call 662-392-8289 after 5pm ‘94 CARRIAGE commander 5th wheel, 36ft, 2 slides, washer/dryer, full refrig., queen bed, ice maker, good condition. $8500. 662-392-0356 after 5pm

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1986 BOUNDER 454 engine, generator, 32 foot, basement storage, 70k miles. $5000 OBO. For info call 7 0 1 - 2 5 8 - 3 5 3 4 , 701-226-6123

2008 Suzuki King Quad 750. 740 miles. One owner, very well taken care of. Includes snow plow and buddy seat, $7,000. Add tilt trailer, $7,250. (701)721-2864

ATV: 1993 Kawasaki Bayou 400 4X4 with a 5 foot Moose snowplow. 1950.00 obo. 701-527-4739. NEW ENCLOSED TRAILERS FOR SALE: 8.5’ X 25’ V-nose Auto / Snowmobile Hauler with 2-3.5k braked axles, front ramp door, side door and rear ramp door, grey in color, $6,300; 7’ X 12’ Enclosed with 3.5k axle, side door and rear ramp door, white, $3,300; 5’ X 8’ Enclosed with 3k ax- le, side door and rear ramp door, white, $2,300. Taking orders for custom built Atlas Enclosed Trailers - call for a quote 667-2116

CAN-AM, 2 up, limited edition, 300 miles, heated handlebars, windshield, Navigation, wench, with county plow. $8000. Call (701)400-7701.

2003 CBR 954 very nice shape. black and silver. Tons of extras! matching helmet. $4500 OBO (701) 516-2498


FEATURED $479,000






304 3rd St. SW, Manna

This updated Ranch style is very clean and nicely updated. You’ll find new carpets, newer kitchen, 4 beds, 3 baths, and oversized double, fenced yard and great deck. Call today!

Prime Commercial Lot, Bismarck $152,900

PRIME Commercial lot close to I-94 exit, Central Market, BSC. Adjacent land can be used for no-cost parking. Price recently reduced! Call Jim at 220-4888 for more info, or visit

4151 Burnt Creek Loop, Bismarck

This 3 acre wooded property home features 2 fireplaces to keep you cozy. This secluded home can be your unique get away. Call for details.

4270 Co. Rd 18, Stanton $159,500

Spectacular 5000+ sq. ft. modern ranch and 2400+ sq. ft. coal heated shop in a serene, partially forested Mercer Co. setting near the Knife & Missouri rivers; shared with an abundance of wildlife.

729 N 33rd Street, Bismarck

Ranch w/2200 sq ft. Built in 1983, beautiful oak kitchen, tile floors and counter top, heated garage, main floor laundry, huge deck, beautiful yard, RV pad, daylight L.L. MUST SEE Call Greg today 391-4734

1605 Farwest Dr, Bismarck $165,000

Country living with city advantages, only 10 minutes from Bismarck. This immaculate home boasts a main floor master suite, a beautiful 2 story living room and much more. Call your agent to see it.

511 Co Rd 27, Hazen, ND $139,900

All the benefits of country living w/the luxury of paved access (just 3 miles) to Hazen. This modern 3(+2nc) bedroom ranch is located on 4+ acres zoned for horses, many recent improvements & updates.

12765 52nd St., NE of Bismarck $177,500

Quality built home on 10 acres. Adjacent to indoor horse boarding facility with roping arena. Home has 4172 sq ft finished. 4 bedrooms, beautiful master bath, gorgeous kitchen. 6 car garage. Great Views!



607 8th Ave. SW Mandan

This 5 Bedroom Ranch style overlooks the park and tennis courts. You’ll find dura ceramic and laminate flooring updates, Patio doors to the large deck, a finished lower lever, double garage and more.

1730 N. Griffin, Bismarck

NICE PRICE! Walk to YMCA, golf course, grade school. 4 BR, 2 bath, walkout basement, over-sized garage. Just off Divide, close to Capitol. Call Jim at 220-4888, or visit


409 S 12th Street, Bismarck

24x34 Triple Garage! Single family or rental! 4 BR, 2 bath, 1502 sq ft. Some new windows, updated plumbing & electrical, Sprinkler system...Call GREG GERHART TODAY! 391-4734


North View # 65, Garrison

Like new (2005) 3 bedroom 16x80 w premium features, upgraded appliances, new carpeting, sheltered deck and partially fenced yard on attractive rented lot near schools. Payments could be less than rent.

$550 & $1550 1031-E. Interstate Ave #3&5, Bismarck


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School Prod. & Equip. Co. Bus.

Specializing in sales, installation & servicing of large equipment for schools, hospitals, daycares, community centers, public & private buildings. Highly customized products. High traffic location. ■ Bismarck Tribune

PLOWS for ATV&UTV, Black Line Plows, move snow/dirt. Down force not gravity, power angle & lift. Special OFFER $750 well they last. A & M Sales & Storage, 1920 Lovett Ave, Bis, 701-223-4040

1 USED 2007 Artic Cat 650 XT Prowler, 2 used 2009 Artic Cat 550 EFI Prowlers one with blade & winch. 3 used M1000’s, Used F570LX. 701-228-3762 Johnson Sport Center, Bottineau ND.

2005 BUICK LeSabre, 4dr, 3.8 V6, air, dual pw seats, full power, like new, 83K, $9988. Wentz Auto Napoleon (701)226-1114

1995 BUICK Park Ave, 4dr, 3.8 V6, leather, full power, like new tires, Exc. Cond. Only $2988. Wentz Auto Napoleon. 226-1114

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2007 GMC Yukon XL, 6L V8, htd leather, 3 seats, air, full power, NAV, DVD, like new. factory warranty, 52K, Priced below book, $32,888. Wentz Auto Napoleon 226-1114

1995 CHEVY 3/4 ton heavy duty cargo van. Over $4000 invested in mechanical. 114k miles. $2000. 701-527-2724

1994 CHEVY S10, 4x4, 113K, 18 MPG, $3750 OBO. Call (701)471-5183 ‘99 DODGE Dakota 4x4, SNOW IS HERE! V8, strong runner, mechanically sound, $5299 OBO. 701-260-3972.

‘02 CATERPILLAR 330CL Excavator S/N: DKY1410, 10,800 hrs. $92,500. Also Available (2) Cat 330DL Excavators 2006, S/N: OMWP00464 $155,000 2007 S/N: OMWP01697. Call ETI at 303-772-5566

1995 Case frontend loader, quick attach, 2 1/2 yard bucket, diesel, A/C, tight. 406-989-1740

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1996 Chevy 3500HD Service truck, 3200# crane, air compressor, workbench, 454, AC, clean. 406-989-1740

2008 HONDA Odyssey EX Van, Only 29,650 miles, Power Sliding Doors, Factory Warranty. Non Smoker.No Accidents. Nice Condition. $23850 471-6000 Bismarck.

2006 JEEP Liberty Sport, 4dr, 4x4, V6, air, PW, PL, styled wheels, only 50K, like new! Priced below book! $14,699. Wentz Auto ~ 226-1114

2004 FORD F350 Lariat V10, fully loaded leather interior, Astro start, very clean, 114K miles, Must sell, $15,400 OBO. Call 701-321-1503

05 CEDARAPIDS CSC4511 Crushing Plant New liners, Fabtec Carriers, 6203 Cedarapids. Screen deck, F.O.B. CO, Price on request. Call ETI at 303-772-5566


• 1948 Beechcraft Bonanza 35 Vtail $40,000 invested, all new control surfaces, new fuel tanks, asking $48,000, will take trades. • 1965 Mooney M20C SMOH 1100, excellent paint, new interior, IFR, fresh annual, $56,000, will take trades. • 1968 Cessna 172I Skyhawk SMOH 122, $33,500. • 1978 Piper Cherokee Six 300 SMOH 80, SPOH 80, $200,000 invested, asking $165,000, new leather interior, new custom paint, new glass, Garmin 530, STEC 30 Autopilot. • 1978 Piper Cherokee Six 300 1500TT, looks like NEW, recent leather interior, 6-place club seating, asking $110,000. • 1964 Piper Twin Comanche RSMOH 100, LSMOH 1000, custom paint, leather interior, speed mods, vortex generators, IFR, fresh annual, WHOLESALE PRICE, Will take trades. • 1966 Piper Cherokee 235B SMOH 100, Garmin 430, 84 gallons fuel, WILL TAKE TRADES. $64,500. Check out our website for Aircraft Sales and Carousel Sales at:


2009 CAMRY LE, 4dr, auto, A/C, PS, PW, PL only 24K, like new, factory warranty. Only $17,999. Wentz Auto Napoleon. 226-1114

03 Chev G3500 1-Ton Cargo Van 6.0 Eng. - Has Bins -really nice shape only 64,000 miles for just $9688.00. Wentz Auto-Napoleon 800-767-3596 226-1114 or 390-3040

2005 CHEVY Malibu Max LT, 3.5 V6, auto, 64K, maroon ext. leather tan int. loaded w/ rear DVD. factory remote start, $9500 OBO. 391-4502

2007 CHRYSLER 300C Touring. 3.5 V6, auto, 31K, Nav., sun roof, rear DVD, leather int. 20” wheels & new tires. $15,900 OBO. 391-4502

1998 CATERPILLAR D8R Dozer, $122,500. S/N: 7XM 3610, Multi-shank, SU Blade. Also available: ‘02 Caterpillar D8R, 9,500 hrs, $250,000. Call ETI at 303-772-5566

01 OLDS Silhouette Premier Edition Van Has it all With Leather Selling at $4988.00. Wentz Auto Napoleon 226-1114

2005 TOYOTA Highlander 4x4, 59K miles, V6 auto, $11,795. 2007 Honda Fit Sport, 5 doors, 24K miles, auto, $8,895 OBO. Call 701-258-5721

2003 TOYOTA 4 Runner 4X4 SR5 Spoiler, 4L V6, Keyless Entry, Alloy Wheels etc Extra clean, nice condition $16,500 223-8000 Bismarck

2007 BLACK Hummer H3 Excellent Condition. PS, PB, AC, 4x4. 47,000 miles. $19,995 obo. 701-527-4739

01 Ford F-150 X-cab XLT SALE $6999, 4X4 Offroad 4dr Xcab, 5.4L V-8, auto, loaded, toneau cover, 140K mi, trade welcome 701-663-5381

1986 IHC tandem axle dump truck, big cam cummins, 8LL, double frame, heavy specs, pintel hitch, 160k mi, straight. 406-989-1740

‘03 BUICK Rendezvous, AWD, A1 shape, extra clean, 102K mi., loaded $8000. Call 701-663-7418 06 Yukon Denali AWD has all the options, htd leather, NAV, sunroof, loaded! very sharp Books $25,500. selling for just $19,888. Wentz Auto Napoleon226-1114

1985 Ford F250 XLT White Lariat Diesel Flatbed 4X4. 76,804 miles. Runs great. $3495obo 701-527-4739

1991 Ford F700 dump truck, 10’ dump, AC, pintel hitch, only 25k mi, straight. 406-989-1740

03 Chevy Avalanche 1500 4X4 Crew cab, $15999, Very low miles, wrnty 5.3L vortec, loaded, Chrome wheels, trade welcome 701-663-5381

64,000 miles, white with black leather interior, loaded with everything other than Navigation, 20” rims. $30,000. Very Sharp! Call 701.391.1381

05 Ford F150 4x4 SuperCrew XLT SALE $12,999. New tires, loaded, warranty. Trades welcome. Call 701-663-5381

1992 GMC Service truck,IMT Box, 7000# crane, air compressor, hose reals, workbench, complete, only 22k mi, pristine. 406-989-1740

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07 PONTIAC Grand Prix 3.8 54K miles, Full Pwr, PW, PL, CD, priced w/ winter wheels & tires, $9,475. Call Ed at 701-336-7822 or 400-0264. TIRES & Rims, 8 hole, Chevy, 4 rims, 5 tires, Toyo A/T 295-75-16, 60% tread left Call (701) 426-6716. $900 OBO

1990 MAZDA pickup for parts, gray, has good engine, extra set of tires in good shape. Also tarp for Mazda pickup. 255-5060 or 527-4455 PARTS FOR 1997 Ford Aerostar AWD, front end damage, new trans, new alternator, plus many other parts. $1000 OBO. 701-400-9443

‘02 Acura TL type S, P/sunroof, p/leather seats, p/w, A/C, BOSE 6 disc CD, New transmission, timing belt & water pump, This car is in very good condition no dents. asking $7499, book $9075 701-873-2618 or 870-0008.

2003 PONTIAC Grand Prix 22k miles, fully loaded, V6, very clean car. $6995 OBO. Call 701-321-1503.

Price Reduced Again!! 2002 Ford Focus$4250 84,000 miles-30mpg Clean inside and out! Call 701-258-8276

2008 SATURN Aura XR sedan, V6, air, htd leather, full power, like new, factory warranty, 32K, Only $14,888. Wentz Auto Napoleon. 226-1114 Use your 2010 tax refund today to get the financing and vehicle you want. Visit Auto Finance Super Center 877-918-4131 or WANTED: CHEVY 4.3 V6 engine or whole blazer or S10 pickup w/good 4.3 V6, late 80’s or early 90’s.Reasonable 701-527-6205 or 663-6080.

2008 AUDI Quattro AWD A6 SLine $33K & 2009 AUDI A8 Quattro AWD. Loaded. $69k. Both Low miles & Factory Warranty. 471-6000 Bismarck 1992 CADDY Deville, 4dr, 132K, some body damage, torn driver seat, heater issues, 663-3274 after 7pm ask for Kevin. $495.88 OBO. 1989 CHEVY Celebrity, 2.8 V6, auto trans, 160K, grey, 4dr. Used engine 110K, new front tires, windshield, $1450 OBO. 222-4396 or 391-0598

2007 Chevy 3500 HD Duramax, Allison, Crew cab, 4x4, tow bed, 65k miles, very nice, $28500 cons. trades. Call 701-851-0033.

2001 GMC Yukon SLT 4X4 $8999, Leather, 3rd row seat, WARRANTY, 135000 miles, 5.3L Vortec, trades welcome 701-663-5381.

ACROSS 1 Cluster 6 Wild animal 11 Flabbergasted 13 Puck stopper 14 Dune locale 15 Antenna user 16 Wheel part 17 Peace gesture 18 “Cheers” bar owner 21 Broke a bronc 23 Dollop 26 Tooth-fillers’ org. 27 Culture medium 28 Decoy 29 Seafarer 31 Children’s classic 32 Take the podium 33 Coach 35 Budget item 36 Sigh of relief 37 — de cologne 38 Fabric meas. 39 Crow 40 Elev. 41 Flair for 2


06 Chevy Silverado 2500HD LT3 4x4, $18999 Warranty, LEATHER, NEW TIRES, Bose system, crew cab, 6.0L, trade welcome 701-663-5381

music 42 Electrical unit 44 “The — Engine That Could” 47 Vegetable sponge 51 Boxed up 52 Luxury fur 53 Exclude or prohibit 54 Au pair DOWN 1 — -relief 2 “Pulp Fiction” name 3 Uh-uh! 4 Movie mogul 5 Ancestry 6 Prepared fish 7 Inch forward 8 Yeasty brew 9 Set the dog on 10 Lunar new year 12 Cause harm to 13 Philanthropist 18 Appetizing 19 Loved madly 20 Pyramid builders 4







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17 ‘04 TOYOTA Tacoma X- Cab 4X4. Only 24,000 miles, TRD, Alloy Wheels and more. LIKE NEW!! $18,450. Call 701223-8000 Bismarck.


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2004 GMC 1500 SLE 4x4 Brand new tires, fully loaded, with leather, excellent shape, 90,000 miles, $12,500. Call Devin at 701-226-8403


2004 Nissan Murano SL. $12,900. 94,000 miles. Leather, 6 CD player, Bose sound system, sun roof. White. Runs great. Call 701-320-7000 for more information

1 2005 CHEVY CARGO VAN Shelves, Divider, Ladder Rack. Nice Condition $9500. Call 701-223-8000 Bismarck

2001 CATERPILLAR 140H Motor Grader s/n: 22K05813, 13,000 hrs. Great condition. F.O.B. WY, $122,500. Call ETI at 303-772-5566

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2001 Chevy Tahoe LT, SALE $9499 WARRANTY, LEATHER, 3rd row seat, loaded, air ride, trades welcome 701-663-5381.

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2002 Ford Escort ZX-2 SALE $3999 WARRANTY, LEATHER, PWR ROOF, NEW TIRES, 35MPG, trades welcome. 701-663-5381

1984 John Deere motor grader, 6x6, front 6-way plow, moldboard, scarifier, articulated, low hours. 406-989-1740

1999 Gradall 534D10-45 telescopic forklift, 10,000#, 45’ reach, full cab & heat. 406-989-1740

‘00 DODGE Intrepid, great shape, 112K mi., auto trans, elec. doors, P/L, remote auto start, asking $2500. Call after 6pm 701-842-6244.


1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 4X4, SALE $6499, 6.8L V-10 auto, LEATHER, 4 door, 8ft box, trades welcome. Call 701-663-5381


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2004 CATERPILLAR 980G, S/N:AWH00936, $140,000 Also Avail: 2003 John Deere 344H Wheel Loader, 7500 hrs, S/N: 587374, $78,500. Call ETI at: 303-772-5566

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NHL, NBA roundups PAGE 3D



NFL season has already sprung many surprises In today’s National Football League, fans can expect the unexpected. There have been plenty of unexpected developments in the 2010 season. Through 15 weeks, would you have expected ... ■ ... the Atlanta Falcons, at 12-2, to be tied with New England for the best record in the NFL? Atlanta is tops in the NFC. ■ ... the Philadelphia Eagles, picked to finish last in the NFC East, to be one victory away from winning that division? ■ ... the Chicago Bears, 7-9 last season, to lead the NFC North?

■ ... the Kansas City Chiefs, 4-12 last season, to MICHAEL lead the AFC WEBER West? ■ ... the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3-13 last season, to be 8-6 and vying for a playoff spot? ■ ... the Cincinnati Bengals, 10-6 and a playoff team last year, to be 3-11?

■ ... the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Peyton Manning to be fighting for their playoff lives this late in the season? ■ ... Peyton Manning to, at times, look absolutely ordinary? ■ ... two preseason Super Bowl favorites, Dallas and Minnesota, to crash and burn? ■ ... Dallas’ Wade Phillips and Minnesota’s Brad Childress, both of whom coached division champions last year, to get canned at or around midseason? ■ ... golden boy coach Josh McDaniels to get the ax at Denver? ■ ... Tennessee and Washington to be so

dysfunctional? ■ ... Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick to have an MVP-caliber season after serving time in prison for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring? ■ ... Houston running back Arian Foster to lead the NFL in rushing (1,345 yards)? ■ ... ironman Brett Favre, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback, to be sidelined because of an injury? ■ ... all-pro wide receiver Randy Moss to get traded from New England to the Vikings, get released a few weeks later, and Continued on 4D

‘D’ in D-I stands for defense Sarah Feeney working hard to contribute without the ball By CINDY PETERSON Bismarck Tribune W h e n S a r a h Fe e n e y entered the University of Denver women’s basketball program, she wasn’t intent on trying to put points on the scoreboard. Feeney knew she could score. She showed that when she played high school basketball at Bismarck. The biggest challenge she faced was keeping up on the defensive end. “I had the most trouble adjusting to the defensive end rather than the offensive end,” said Feeney, a 2009 graduate of BHS and a sophomore at Denver. “Players at this level aren’t one-dimensional. They can shoot, drive and have solid mid-range games. Hitting the weight room hard and doing drills that focus on explosiveness and agility with our strength and conditioning coach has really helped me on the defensive end.” Feeney, a 6-foot-2 guard, has played in all 11 games for the Pioneers (7-4) this season. She’s averaging 16.1 minutes, 4.4 points and 1.8 rebounds a contest. She’s collected nine assists, six 3pointers, four steals and four blocks. Feeney’s main goal this year is helping her team win a Sun Belt Conference championship. The Pioneers return four starters and several players who received valuable playing time last season, along with some talented freshmen. “Our team is not only filled with good players but also with good people,” Feeney said. “Our coach and our senior leaders have really stressed a family atmos-

phere, and that’s exactly what we have.” Those type of conditions have helped Feeney get comfortable on the court. “On the court I feel confident in my abilities to contribute to the team, but I don’t think there will ever be a moment where I feel like I’ve gotten as good as I can get,” said Feeney, a biology major. “Women’s basketball is always evolving and players are getting better and better. There will always be something I can work on and improve on.” Feeney didn’t need a redshirt season to transition from North Dakota high school basketball to the NCAA Division I level. She played in 30 of Denver’s games last year, averaging 14.4 minutes a game. She finished the season averaging 3.9 points and 2.0 rebounds a contest. She totaled 25 assists, eight blocks and five steals. Feeney’s top effort offensively came on Feb. 3 against Northern Colorado with 14 points. She finished with a personal season-best six rebounds, eight assists and two blocks against Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 27. “I’m glad I didn’t take a redshirt year because I was able to get playing experience as a freshman which is invaluable,” Feeney said. “I think every player’s freshman year is the hardest to deal with because of all the adjustments that you have to make and the changes you go through. I was fortunate enough to play about 15 Rich Clarkson and Associates minutes a game last year, Sarah Feeney’s playing time has increased during her second season of Division I which was great experience basketball at the University of Denver. Feeney led Bismarck to a state championship for me to be able to improve as a senior in 2009. Continued on 4D

Vikings’ Peterson insists he can play By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — There are only two games left in the Minnesota Vikings’ miserable season and Adrian Peterson is hobbling around with a painful thigh bruise. With the playoffs out of reach, why risk further injury to the team’s most dynamic player? Why not sit him for the final two weeks and make sure he is ready to go next season? Peterson doesn’t see it that way. The Vikings may be 5-9 and going nowhere fast, but he wants to be out there with his teammates until the bitter end. “It’s been a roller coaster season. It hasn’t gone the way we planned,” Peterson said on Thursday. “But I love to play this game. That’s why I do what I do. I definitely don’t think that way about it. If I can play, I’ll definitely be out there on Sunday.” Peterson injured his left thigh two weeks ago when he collided with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on a handoff. He missed the game against Chicago on Monday night, the first time he’s sat out since missing two games with a knee injury his rookie season in 2006. “It’s nothing like a torn ligament or anything like that,” Peterson said. “I don’t feel like I can do any further damage to it. It’s basically just a quad. MusContinued on 4D

Steelers inch closer to playoff bye By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — So close to securing a division title, the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t need any tension, drama or surprises after a short week of preparation. The Carolina Panthers certainly couldn’t provide any. Ben Roethlisberger showed off Pittsburgh’s deep passing game and the Steelers inched closer to a division title and a first-round playoff bye, beating the Panthers 27-3 on Thursday night. Pittsburgh (11-4), bouncing back from Sunday’s 22-17 loss to the Jets, will wrap up the AFC North and the bye if it beats Cleveland on Jan. 2. The Browns (5-9) could end the division race even earlier than that if they upset the Ravens (10-4) at home on Sunday. “There’s some hardware out

there for us, the AFC North title, and that more than anything is what we’re focused on,” coach Mike Tomlin said. Roethlisberger found Mike Wallace on a 43-yard scoring play and Emmanuel Sanders on a 35yard completion to set up Rashard Mendenhall’s 1-yard touchdown run as the Steelers opened a 20-0 halftime lead. Roethlisberger ended 22 of 32 for 320 yards and no interceptions. It didn’t seem that close and it wasn’t, not with the Steelers outgaining the Panthers (2-13) by a more than 3-to-1 margin while controlling the line of scrimmage, the clock and a Jimmy Clausen-led Carolina offense. The Panthers couldn’t throw and, for a change, couldn’t run while being outgained 408-119. “It’s good to be in the clubhouse before everyone else this weekend with a necessary win,”

Tomlin said. Not much of a season for the Panthers, who have lost eight of nine, and not much of a game. Jonathan Stewart, who had averaged 115 yards in his previous four games, was held to 71 yards by a defense that has allowed one 100-yard rusher in 49 games. Carolina, the NFL’s only winless team on the road, took the opening kickoff, drove to the Steelers 32 and chose to punt on fourth-and-6, as a disappointed Clausen (10 of 23, 72 yards) threw his hands up in disgust. That was about it for the Panthers, who had zero net yards and no first downs from the end of the first quarter until the final 90 seconds in the third. Mendenhall ran for 35 yards on Pittsburgh’s first play from scrimmage. Roethlisberger then hit Wallace for 15 yards and tight end Heath Miller for 20, leading

to Shaun Suisham’s 26-yard field goal. Carolina successfully challenged an apparent Roethlisberger to Sanders 8-yard scoring pass play, with replays showing Sanders didn’t maintain control as he struck the ground. That kept the Steelers out of the end zone, but it didn’t take them long to get there. Bryant McFadden, who left later with a hip injury, intercepted a Clausen pass to set up Roethlisberger’s scoring pass to Wallace that made it 10-0 early in the second quarter. Wallace caught the ball in stride at the 33 and easily outraced two defenders to the end zone. Roethlisberger’s 35-yard completion to Sanders on secondand-18 led to Mendenhall’s 1yard TD run with 1:54 left before halftime.

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Pittsburgh running back Rashard Mendenhall (34) carries for a 35-yard gain against Carolina in Thursday’s game at Pittsburgh.




Men’s college basketball: BSC’s Jalen Finley; D-League: points in the paint

“It’s a decision that certainly is not pleasant or we feel good about. But it’s a decision that, in my opinion, had to be made.”

Who was the first NBA player to win back-to-back most valuable player awards?

Lou Lamoriello of the New Jersey Devils after replacing coach John MacLean with Jacques Lemaire



Page 2D ■ Friday, December 24, 2010

Bismarck Tribune ■

AP MEN’S TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP Ohio State 92, Oakland 63 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points to lead No. 2 Ohio State past Oakland 92-63 on Thursday night, giving coach Thad Matta his best start in his seven years with the Buckeyes. Jared Sullinger added 16 points, Jon Diebler and David Lighty each had 13 and Aaron Craft and William Buford 12 apiece for the Buckeyes (12-0). Dallas L a u d e rd a l e m a t c h e d a career best with six blocked shots. Travis Bader had 17 points and Larry Wright 12 for the weary Golden Grizzlies (7-8), playing their third game in four days and fourth

in six. Keith Benson, averaging 17.4 points a game, fouled out with eight points and 10 rebounds. Leading by nine at the break, the Buckeyes broke free by scoring 11 of the first 14 points in the second half. Five players scored, with Lighty hitting a 3-pointer and Sullinger, Lauderdale, Buford and Craft each adding a basket.

No. 10 Georgetown 86, No. 16 Memphis 69 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Freeman scored 24 points and Georgetown pulled away for the road win. Freeman was 9 of 12 from the field, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range as the Hoyas (11-1) won their third

straight. Chris Wright had 19 points, and Julian Vaughn added 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Hoyas outscored the Tigers 46-33 in the second half.

No. 11 Kansas St. 80, UMKC 64 MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Rodney McGruder, doing his best to make up for Jacob Pullen’s absence, hit seven 3pointers and scored a careerhigh 24 points for Kansas State. McGruder, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, was 7 for 10 from beyond the arc for the short-handed Wildcats (103), who dominated the slower and shorter Kangaroos most of the game.

Washington St. 77, No. 15 Baylor 71 HONOLULU (AP) — Klay Thompson scored 20 points, including two key 3-pointers down the stretch, and Washington State held on for the upset in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic. The Cougars (10-1), who nearly squandered a 20point second-half lead, earned their fifth straight win. Five players reached double figures for Washington State, which advanced to Saturday’s championship game against the winner of the Butler-Florida State semifinal. Thompson made a 3 to give Washington State a 6664 lead with 4:29 left. He hit another 3 with 1:10 to go and

made two free throws with seconds left. 32 seconds left. The Volunteers (8-3) had a 62-59 lead with 2:47 to go, No. 17 Minnesota 85, but the Bruins scored seven South Dakota St. 73 unanswered points. Jon MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — House was fouled by Brian Colton Iverson scored 11 of Williams as he hit a layup his 15 points in the second with 48 seconds left to make half, leading Minnesota to its it 63-62, but missed the foul fifth straight win. shot. Devoe Joseph added 15 points and Rodney Williams No. 23 BYU 89, UTEP 68 PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jimhad 13 points and six mer Fredette scored 25 rebounds for the Gophers . Clint Sargent led South points and Jackson Emery Dakota State (8-4) with 23 added 23 on 6-of-9 shooting points and Nate Wolters from 3-point range, helping BYU snap UTEP’s six-game added 16. winning streak. No. 19 Tennessee 66, The Miners built the early lead on a four-point play by Belmont 65 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Randy Culpepper and a — Scotty Hopson scored 19 three-point play off a putpoints and drove the lane for back by senior forward Jerea go-ahead layup with 5.7 my Williams.


University of Mary defensive lineman Xavaier Cleveland was named to the Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Three second team. The senior from Las Vegas led the Marauders with 11 tackles for a loss and seven sacks. He also totaled 42 tackles, including 26 solo stops. D-LEAGUE STANDINGS East Conference W L Pct GB Iowa 31 11 .738 — Maine 24 15 .615 5½ Sioux Falls 24 16 .600 6 Dakota 23 17 .575 7 Erie 16 25 .390 14½ Fort Wayne 14 26 .350 16 Springfield 6 33 .154 23½ West Conference W L Pct GB Rio Grande Valley 28 12 .700 — Austin 24 14 .632 3 Tulsa 23 16 .590 4½ Utah 21 19 .525 7 Idaho 20 19 .513 7½ Reno 20 20 .500 8 Albuquerque 18 23 .439 10½ Los Angeles 14 25 .359 13½ Bakersfield 13 28 .317 15½ Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Maine 106, Iowa 96 Erie 101, Albuquerque 97 Los Angeles 121, Idaho 115, OT Reno 101, Utah 87 Bakersfield 104, Springfield 86 Saturday’s Games Tulsa at Rio Grande Valley, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Albuquerque, 8 p.m. Erie at Idaho, 8 p.m. Utah at Reno, 9 p.m. Springfield at Bakersfield, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Austin at Dakota, 3 p.m. Iowa at Maine, 4 p.m. Sioux Falls at Fort Wayne, 4 p.m. Tulsa at Rio Grande Valley, 5 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL SUMMIT LEAGUE Conference Overall W L W L IPFW 2 0 7 4 Oakland 2 0 7 76 Oral Roberts 2 0 5 8 North Dakota St. 1 0 7 4 Western Illinois 1 1 5 6 IUPUI 1 1 5 8 South Dakota St. 0 1 8 4 UMKC 0 2 7 5 Southern Utah 0 2 3 9 Centenary 0 2 0 13 Wednesday, Dec. 22 Arkansas-Little Rock 52, Oral Roberts 49 San Diego State 56, IUPUI 54 Thursday, Dec. 23 Minnesota 85, South Dakota State 73 Oral Roberts 80, Rice 78 Kansas State 80, UMKC 64 Ohio State 92, Oakland 63 IUPUI at San Francisco n Monday, Dec. 27 IUPUI at Florida Gulf Coast Tuesday, Dec. 28 North Dakota State at UMKC, 7 p.m. Oakland at Centenary IPFW at Oral Roberts

GREAT WEST Utah Valley South Dakota North Dakota NJIT T-Pan American Chicago State Houston Baptist

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Tuesday, Dec. 21 Iowa State 104, Chicago State 63 UMKC 73, Houston Baptist 51 Wednesday, Dec. 22 South Dakota 82, Loyola Marymount 70 Loyola Chicago 84, Texas-Pan American 76 Maryland 89, NJIT 50 Thursday, Dec. 23 Drake 102, Chicago State 51 Utah Valley at Portland State, n Tuesday, Dec. 28 Midland Lutheran at South Dakota Chicago State at TCU Florida International at Utah Valley Longwood at NJIT Wednesday, Dec. 29 Army at Texas-Pan American

NSIC Conference Overall W L W L MSU-Mankato 5 1 9 1 Minn.-Duluth 5 1 7 3 Winona State 3 2 7 2 Conc.-St. Paul 3 2 6 3 MSU-Moorhead 3 2 6 3 St. Cloud State 3 2 4 5 U-Mary 3 3 7 3 Wayne State 3 3 7 3 Augustana 3 3 6 4 Upper Iowa 2 3 3 6 Bemidji State 2 4 5 5 SW Minn. St. 2 4 5 5 Minn.-Crookston 1 4 5 4 Northern State 1 5 5 5 Saturday, Jan. 1 U-Mary at Winona State, 8 p.m. Concordia-St. Paul at Wayne State MSU-Moorhead at MSU-Mankato St. Cloud State at Augustana Minn.-Crookston at Southwest Minn. State Northern State at Upper Iowa Sunday, Jan. 2 U-Mary at Upper Iowa, 8 p.m. Minnesota-Crookston at MSU-Mankato Bemidji State at Minnesota-Duluth MSU-Moorhead at SW Minnesota State St. Cloud State at Wayne State Concordia-St. Paul at Augustana Northern State at Winona State

DAC Conference Overall W L W L Dickinson State 2 0 8 5 Black Hills State 1 0 11 2 Dakota State 1 0 8 4 Jamestown 1 1 10 3 Valley City State 1 1 5 8 Mayville State 0 1 5 5 S.D. Mines 0 1 7 8 Minot State 0 2 4 8 Tuesday, Dec. 28 Jamestown vs. Manitoba Minot State vs. Saskatchewan Wednesday, Dec. 29 Black Hills State vs. MSU-Northern Dakota State vs. Briar Cliff Dickinson State vs. Carroll Jamestown vs. Winnipeg or McMaster Minot State vs. Lakehead or Brandon Mayville State vs. Northwestern Valley City State vs. British Columbia

CLASS A BOYS BASKETBALL WEST REGION Conference Overall W L W L Bismarck 3 0 3 0 Century 3 0 3 0 Dickinson 1 0 3 0 Mandan 1 1 1 1 Jamestown 1 2 3 2 Minot 1 2 1 3 St. Mary’s 1 2 1 3 Turtle Mountain 0 2 2 2 Williston 0 2 0 3 Tuesday, Dec. 21 Bismarck 70, Williston 51 Jamestown 64, Devils Lake 50 Monday, Dec. 27 Bismarck at Gillette, Wyo., Tournament Tuesday, Dec. 28 West Fargo at Century Bismarck at Gillette, Wyo., Tournament Mandan at St. Cloud, Minn., Tournament Minot at Grand Forks Red River Wednesday, Dec. 29 Bismarck at Gillette, Wyo., Tournament Century at Moorhead, Minn., Tournament Mandan at St. Cloud, Minn., Tournament Minot at GF Central West Fargo at St. Mary’s Thursday, Dec. 30 Century at Moorhead, Minn., Tournament Mandan at St. Cloud, Minn., Tournament Jamestown at Fargo Davies

EAST REGION Conference Overall W L W L West Fargo 3 0 3 0 Fargo Shanley 4 1 5 1 G.F. Red River 3 1 3 1 Fargo South 3 1 2 3 Wahpeton 2 1 3 1 Fargo North 2 1 3 1 G.F. Central 0 2 0 3 Valley City 0 3 2 4 Fargo Davies 0 3 0 4 Devils Lake 0 4 0 5 Tuesday, Dec. 21 G.F. Red River 71, Fargo Davies 66 Fargo Shanley 82, Fargo North 68 Fargo South 65, Wahpeton 53 Jamestown 64, Devils Lake 50 East Grand Forks 48, G.F. Central 45 Tuesday, Dec. 28 Fargo South at Fargo North Minot at Grand Forks Red River West Fargo at Century Wednesday, Dec. 29 West Fargo at St. Mary’s Minot at Grand Forks Central Thursday, Dec. 30 Wahpeton at Devils Lake Jamestown at Fargo Davies

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SUMMIT LEAGUE Conference Overall W L W L Oakland 2 0 8 5 Oral Roberts 2 0 5 7 North Dakota St. 1 0 5 5 IPFW 1 1 7 4 Southern Utah 1 1 7 5 IUPUI 1 1 3 7 Western Illinois 1 1 3 8 South Dakota St. 0 1 4 8 UMKC 0 2 5 7 Centenary 0 2 0 8 Tuesday, Dec. 21 Southern Utah 66, Weber State 53 IPFW 78, Longwood 62 Wednesday, Dec. 22 Oklahoma State 77, Oral Roberts 48 Providence 50, Oakland 49 Chicago-Loyola 64, Western Illinois 49 Tuesday, Dec. 28 Western Illinois at Purdue IUPUI at Savannah State Wednesday, Dec. 29 North Dakota State at UMKC, 4 p.m. South Dakota State at Southern Utah Oakland at Centenary IPFW at Oral Roberts

GREAT WEST Conference Overall W L W L South Dakota 0 0 8 6 T-Pan American 0 0 7 7 Chicago State 0 0 4 7 NJIT 0 0 2 8 Houston Baptist 0 0 2 10 North Dakota 0 0 1 8 Utah Valley 0 0 1 10 Tuesday, Dec. 21 Auburn 67, Chicago State 63 Rice 82, Houston Baptist 46 Wednesday, Dec. 22 NJIT 60, Howard 57 Tuesday, Dec. 28 Texas A&M-CC vs. North Dakota, 4 p.m. South Dakota at Wisconsin-Green Bay Houston Baptist at Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston St. at Texas-Pan American Utah Valley at Montana Chicago State at Central Arkansas

NSIC Conference Overall W L W L Wayne State 6 0 9 1 Winona State 4 1 8 1 MSU-Moorhead 4 1 7 2 Augustana 4 2 11 2 Minn.-Duluth 4 2 6 4 St. Cloud State 3 2 6 3 Northern State 3 3 6 4 U-Mary 3 3 6 4 Conc.-St. Paul 2 3 3 6 MSU-Mankato 2 4 5 5 Minn.-Crookston 1 4 4 5 Upper Iowa 1 4 1 8 Bemidji State 1 5 4 6 SW Minn. St. 1 5 2 8 Saturday, Jan. 1 U-Mary at Winona State, 6 p.m. Concordia-St. Paul at Wayne State MSU-Moorhead at MSU-Mankato St. Cloud State at Augustana Minn.-Crookston at Southwest Minn. State

Northern State at Upper Iowa Sunday, Jan. 2 U-Mary at Upper Iowa, 6 p.m. Minnesota-Crookston at MSU-Mankato Bemidji State at Minnesota-Duluth MSU-Moorhead at SW Minnesota State St. Cloud State at Wayne State Concordia-St. Paul at Augustana Northern State at Winona State

DAC Conference Overall W L W L Valley City State 2 0 8 4 Black Hills State 1 0 10 3 Mayville State 1 0 2 7 Minot State 1 1 9 2 Jamestown 1 1 11 3 S.D. Mines 0 1 6 7 Dakota State 0 1 4 7 Dickinson State 0 2 5 6 Tuesday, Dec. 28 Minot State vs. Dordt Valley City State vs. Holy Names Wednesday, Dec. 29 Black Hills State vs. Rocky Mountain Brandon vs. Jamestown Minot State vs. Emmanuel S.D. Mines vs. Briar Cliff Valley City State vs. Pacific Union Thursday, Dec. 30 Dickinson State vs. Rocky Mountain S.D. Mines vs. Morningside Valley City State vs. Hope International

CLASS A GIRLS BASKETBALL WEST REGION Region W L 3 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 3

Overall W L 4 0 3 0 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 0 3 1 4

Century Turtle Mountain Minot Williston Mandan Bismarck St. Mary’s Dickinson Jamestown Tuesday, Dec. 21 Williston 61, Bismarck 59 Century 63, Staples-Motley, Minn., 28 Devils Lake 79, Jamestown 73 Monday, Dec. 27 Mandan at Gillette, Wyo., Tournament Tuesday, Dec. 28 West Fargo at Century, 5 p.m. Mandan at Gillette, Wyo., Tournament Grand Forks Red River at Minot Wednesday, Dec. 29 West Fargo at St. Mary’s, 1 p.m. Mandan at Gillette, Wyo., Tournament Bismarck at Fargo Davies, 4 p.m. Grand Forks Central at Minot Thursday, Dec. 30 Jamestown at Fargo Davies Turtle Mountain at White Shield

NAHL STANDINGS L OTL 8 1 12 4 9 2 11 4

Pts 50 41 37 37 36 36 18 3 Pts 43 40 40 35 28 19 Pts 46 43 38 33 27 24


Region Overall W L W L West Fargo 6 0 4 0 G.F. Central 3 0 4 0 Fargo South 4 1 4 1 Fargo Shanley 2 1 4 1 Devils Lake 1 2 2 2 Fargo North 1 2 2 2 Wahpeton 1 2 2 2 G.F. Red River 1 3 1 3 Fargo Davies 1 4 1 3 Valley City 0 4 0 4 Tuesday, Dec. 21 Fargo Shanley 61, Fargo North 52 Fargo South 69, Wahpeton 44 G.F. Red River 57, Fargo Davies 37 Devils Lake 79, Jamestown 73 West Fargo 74, Valley City 30 Tuesday, Dec. 28 Fargo South at Fargo North Valley City at Devils Lake Grand Forks Red River at Minot West Fargo at Century Wednesday, Dec. 29 Bismarck at Fargo Davies West Fargo at St. Mary’s Grand Forks Central at Minot Thursday, Dec. 30 Wahpeton at Devils Lake St. Mary’s at Fargo Davies

W 19 16 16 12

25 19



CENTRAL DIVISION Team BOBCATS Owatonna Coulee Region Alexandria

Aberdeen 11 17 3 Austin 9 17 1 NORTH DIVISION Team W L OTL St. Louis 23 8 4 Motor City 20 8 1 Michigan 17 10 3 Traverse City 18 11 1 Janesville 17 10 2 Springfield 17 15 2 Chicago 7 20 4 Port Huron 1 26 1 SOUTH DIVISION Team W L OTL Texas 19 7 5 Amarillo 19 5 2 Topeka 19 7 2 Wichita Falls 16 12 3 Corpus Christi 13 17 2 New Mexico 8 20 3 WEST DIVISION Team W L OTL Fairbanks 22 9 2 Alaska 21 13 1 Wenatchee 18 11 2 Kenai River 15 13 3 Fresno 12 15 3 Dawson Creek 11 22 2 Wednesday, Dec. 29 Wichita Falls at Amarillo Thursday, Dec. 30 Aberdeen at BOBCATS, 7:15 p.m. Alexandria at Coulee Region Friday, Dec. 31 Owatonna at Austin Aberdeen at Alexandria Janesville at Coulee Region Amarillo at Topeka Wichita Falls at Texas Fresno at Wenatchee Alaska at Fairbanks Saturday, Jan. 1 BOBCATS at Aberdeen, 7:15 p.m. Austin at Alexandria Janesville at Coulee Region Amarillo at Topeka Fresno at Wenatchee Alaska at Fairbanks

Pts 39 36 34 28

Conference Overall W L T Pts W L T North Dakota 11 3 0 22 13 5 2 Minn.-Duluth 9 3 2 20 12 3 3 Denver 9 3 2 20 12 5 3 Neb.-Omaha 9 4 1 19 12 5 1 Colorado Coll. 8 6 0 16 11 8 1 Wisconsin 6 6 2 14 10 7 3 Minnesota 6 6 2 14 9 7 2 MSU-Mankato 4 8 2 10 6 8 4 Ala.-Anchorage 4 8 2 10 5 10 3 Bemidji St. 4 9 1 9 5 10 1 St. Cloud St. 3 8 1 7 5 11 2 Mich. Tech 1 10 1 3 3 11 2 Wednesday, Dec. 29 Colorado College vs. Michigan State St. Cloud State vs. Cornell Michigan vs. Michigan Tech Thursday, Dec. 30 North Dakota at Minn.-Duluth, 7:30 p.m. Colorado College or Michigan State vs. Michigan Tech Miami or Maine vs. St. Cloud State Michigan or Michigan Tech vs. Colorado College Massachusetts at Wisconsin Nebraska-Omaha at Quinnipiac

BOYS HOCKEY WEST REGION Region Overall W L T OL Pts W L T Century 6 0 0 0 14 7 4 0 Bismarck 4 0 1 0 9 6 3 1 Bottineau 4 0 0 0 8 5 2 0 Minot 4 1 0 0 8 4 3 0 Mandan 2 3 1 1 6 2 3 1 Jamestown 1 4 1 0 3 2 5 1 Hazen-Beulah 1 5 1 0 3 1 5 1 Williston 1 5 0 0 2 1 5 0 Dickinson 1 6 0 0 2 1 7 0 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Dec. 21 Bismarck 9, Dickinson 1 Century 10, Mandan 0 Minot 5, Hazen-Beulah 2 Jamestown 4, Wahpeton-Breckenridge 1 Monday, Dec. 27 Dickinson at Devils Lake Tuesday, Dec. 28 Mandan at Roseau Classic Dickinson vs. Fargo Davies at Devils Lake Bottineau Holiday Tournament Wednesday, Dec. 29 Mandan at Roseau Classic Bottineau Holiday Tournament

Thursday, Dec. 30 Mandan at Roseau Classic Devils Lake at Jamestown Bottineau Holiday Tournament

EAST REGION Region Overall W L T OL Pts W L T G.F. Red River 4 0 0 0 10 7 1 0 West Fargo 4 2 0 0 10 6 2 0 Devils Lake 4 1 0 0 8 6 1 0 G.F. Central 2 1 0 0 6 5 3 0 South-Shanley 2 3 0 0 6 2 4 0 Fargo North 2 3 1 0 5 4 4 1 Grafton-PR 1 3 0 0 2 3 5 0 Fargo Davies 0 2 1 0 1 3 4 1 Wahpeton 0 4 0 0 0 2 5 0 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Dec. 21 G.F. Red River 5, Devils Lake 2 Detroit Lakes 4, Fargo North 2 East Grand Forks 4, G.F. Central 1 Fargo Davies 4, Red Lake Falls, Minn., 3 Jamestown 4, Wahpeton-Breckenridge 1 Monday, Dec. 27 Fargo Davies at Aberdeen Central Devils Lake tournament Tuesday, Dec. 28 Fargo Davies at Dickinson

GIRLS HOCKEY STATE STANDINGS Conf Overall W L T OL Pts W L T Fargo South 7 2 0 0 14 7 2 0 Grand Forks 6 2 0 0 14 6 3 0 Fargo North 5 2 0 0 14 5 2 0 West Fargo 5 1 0 0 10 5 2 0 Bismarck 5 2 0 0 10 5 2 0 Minot 4 4 0 0 8 4 4 0 Jamestown 2 4 0 1 5 2 4 0 Devils Lake 2 5 0 0 4 2 5 0 Williston 3 5 0 0 6 3 5 0 Dickinson 1 6 0 0 2 2 6 0 Mandan 0 7 0 0 0 1 8 0 NOTE: Teams get one point for an overtime loss in region play. Overtime losses also count in the loss column. Tuesday, Dec. 21 Bismarck 4, Minot 1 Williston 7, Mandan 1 Dickinson 8, Sidney, Mont., 6 Grand Forks 5, Fargo South 3 Detroit Lakes, Minn., 4, West Fargo 2 Monday, Dec. 27 Schwan Cup (Bismarck, Fargo North) Devils Lake Tournament (Devils Lake, Jamestown, Minot) Williston Tournament (Williston, Dickinson) Tuesday, Dec. 28 Mandan at West Fargo, 5:30 p.m. Schwan Cup (Bismarck, Fargo North) Devils Lake Tournament (Devils Lake, Jamestown, Minot) Williston Tournament (Williston, Dickinson) Wednesday, Dec. 29 Schwan Cup (Bismarck, Fargo North) Williston Tournament (Williston, Dickinson)

CLASS A WRESTLING WEST REGION Region Team W L Bismarck 3 0 Turtle Mountain 3 0 Century 3 0 Williston 2 1 Dickinson 2 2 Minot 1 3 Mandan 0 2 St. Mary’s 0 3 Jamestown 0 3 Wednesday, Dec. 29 Dickinson at Mandan Thursday, Dec. 30 Jamestown at Minot

Overall W L 3 0 7 1 12 2 2 1 2 2 2 6 0 2 2 5 2 6

NORTH DAKOTA SCORES THURSDAY BOYS BASKETBALL Sargent Central 41, Campbell-Tintah, Minn. 39 NW Conference Tournament Consolation Quarterfinal Mandaree 67, Glenburn 56 North Shore 69, Parshall 62 Quarterfinal Kenmare 54, Stanley 48 New Town 62, Ray 47 Trenton 54, Tioga 44 Trinity Christian 64, Divide County 59, OT

SCOREBOARD FOOTBALL NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA x-New England122 0 .857 446 303 N.Y. Jets 10 4 0 .714 295 259 Miami 7 7 0 .500 239 261 Buffalo 410 0 .286 273 353 South W L T Pct PF PA Indianapolis 8 6 0 .571 381 342 Jacksonville 8 6 0 .571 319 365 Tennessee 6 8 0 .429 322 282 Houston 5 9 0 .357 333 386 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Pittsburgh 11 4 0 .733 334 223 Baltimore 10 4 0 .714 324 253 Cleveland 5 9 0 .357 252 271 Cincinnati 311 0 .214 281 362 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 9 5 0 .643 322 281 San Diego 8 6 0 .571 388 260 Oakland 7 7 0 .500 353 330 Denver 311 0 .214 292 415 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 10 4 0 .714 412 339 N.Y. Giants 9 5 0 .643 360 288 Washington 5 9 0 .357 268 343 Dallas 5 9 0 .357 354 396 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Atlanta 12 2 0 .857 369 261 New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 354 270 Tampa Bay 8 6 0 .571 280 290 Carolina 213 0 .133 186 377 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Chicago 10 4 0 .714 293 242 Green Bay 8 6 0 .571 333 220 Minnesota 5 9 0 .357 244 314 Detroit 410 0 .286 308 329 West W L T Pct PF PA St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 258 295 Seattle 6 8 0 .429 279 363 San Francisco5 9 0 .357 250 314 Arizona 410 0 .286 255 370 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday’s Game Pittsburgh 27, Carolina 3 Saturday’s Game Dallas at Arizona, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tennessee at Kansas City, Noon San Francisco at St. Louis, Noon

N.Y. Jets at Chicago, Noon Baltimore at Cleveland, Noon New England at Buffalo, Noon Detroit at Miami, Noon Washington at Jacksonville, Noon Indianapolis at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 3:05 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 3:15 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 3:15 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

STEELERS 27, PANTHERS 3 Carolina 0 0 0 3 — 3 Pittsburgh 3 17 7 0 — 27 First Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 26, 3:47. Second Quarter Pit—Wallace 43 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 10:16. Pit—Mendenhall 1 run (Suisham kick), 1:54. Pit—FG Suisham 29, :39. Third Quarter Pit—Roethlisberger 1 run (Suisham kick), 5:05. Fourth Quarter Car—FG Kasay 27, 8:29. A—61,748. Car Pit First downs 7 22 Total Net Yards 119 408 Rushes-yards 22-74 33-115 Passing 45 293 Punt Returns 2-18 5-10 Kickoff Returns 6-132 2-45 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-(-3) Comp-Att-Int 10-23-1 22-32-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-27 3-27 Punts 8-34.0 3-45.3 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2 Penalties-Yards 6-62 4-40 Time of Possession 24:36 35:24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Carolina, Stewart 187 1 , G o o d s o n 4 - 3 . P i t t s b u rg h , Mendenhall 18-65, Redman 5-43, Moore 4-5, Roethlisberger 6-2. PASSING—Carolina, Clausen 1023-1-72. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 22-32-0-320. RECEIVING—Carolina, Smith 3-17, Goodson 2-23, King 2-15, Stewart 19, Gettis 1-5, Rosario 1-3. Pittsburgh, Miller 5-73, Wallace 4-104, Sanders 4-54, Ward 3-38, Brown 2-20, Mendenhall 2-18, Moore 1-11, Redman 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Pittsburgh,

MARAUDERS SAY THANK YOU! Marauders Athletics is humbled and very grateful for the outstanding support of our fans and sponsors in 2010. We hope to see all our old friends and all our new fans at our 2011 games, starting with a great basketball weekend on Jan. 14-15. See you there!

Merry Christmas from the University of Mary! Suisham 41 (WR).

FCS PLAYOFFS Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco, Texas Eastern Washington (12-2) vs. Delaware (12-2), 6 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 23 4 .852 New York 17 12 .586 Philadelphia 11 18 .379 Toronto 10 19 .345 New Jersey 9 21 .300 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 21 9 .700 Atlanta 19 12 .613 Orlando 17 12 .586 Charlotte 9 19 .321 Washington 7 20 .259 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 18 9 .667 Indiana 13 14 .481 Milwaukee 11 16 .407 Detroit 10 19 .345 Cleveland 8 21 .276 WESTERN CONFERENCE

GB — 7 13 14 15½ GB — 2½ 3½ 11 12½ GB — 5 7 9 11

Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 25 4 .862 — Dallas 23 5 .821 1½ New Orleans 17 12 .586 8 Houston 14 15 .483 11 Memphis 12 17 .414 13 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Utah 21 9 .700 — Oklahoma City20 10 .667 1 Denver 16 11 .593 3½ Portland 15 14 .517 5½ Minnesota 6 24 .200 15 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 21 8 .724 — Phoenix 13 14 .481 7 Golden State 10 18 .357 10½ L.A. Clippers 8 22 .267 13½ Sacramento 5 21 .192 14½ Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 98, Cleveland 84 Detroit 115, Toronto 93 Chicago 87, Washington 80 Boston 84, Philadelphia 80 New York 112, Oklahoma City 98 Utah 112, Minnesota 107 New Orleans 105, New Jersey 91 San Antonio 109, Denver 103 Houston 97, L.A. Clippers 92 Thursday’s Games Orlando 123, San Antonio 101 Milwaukee at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Miami at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled

Saturday’s Games Chicago at New York, 11 a.m. Boston at Orlando, 1:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 4 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

HOCKEY NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 36 24 10 2 50 118 83 Phildlpha 35 22 8 5 49 117 87 N.Y. Rangers3620 14 2 42 108 95 N.Y. Islanders32 8 18 6 22 72106 New Jersey34 9 23 2 20 60108 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 35 20 13 2 42 92 79 Boston 33 18 11 4 40 93 69 Ottawa 36 15 17 4 34 83107 Buffalo 35 14 17 4 32 92101 Toronto 33 12 17 4 28 75102 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay35 20 10 5 45 109114 Washngtn 37 20 12 5 45 111103 Atlanta 37 19 13 5 43 118108 Carolina 33 15 14 4 34 92102 Florida 33 16 17 0 32 91 86 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 34 21 9 4 46 113 96 Chicago 36 19 14 3 41 115104

Nashville 34 17 11 6 40 85 85 St. Louis 34 17 12 5 39 90 96 Columbus34 17 14 3 37 88 98 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouvr 33 20 8 5 45 112 86 Colorado 35 19 12 4 42 122113 Minnesota33 16 13 4 36 82 92 Calgary 36 15 18 3 33 95105 Edmonton32 12 15 5 29 85110 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 35 21 10 4 46 102 95 San Jose 34 18 11 5 41 102 95 Anaheim 38 18 16 4 40 98111 Los Angeles 32 19 12 1 39 95 75 Phoenix 32 15 10 7 37 89 93 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 2, Tampa Bay 1, OT Pittsburgh 5, Florida 2 Detroit 5, Vancouver 4, OT Chicago 4, Nashville 1 Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2, SO Calgary 3, Dallas 2, SO Boston 4, Atlanta 1 Florida 4, Buffalo 3 N.Y. Islanders 5, New Jersey 1 Montreal 3, Carolina 2 Vancouver 7, Columbus 3 St. Louis 4, Detroit 3 Ottawa 2, Nashville 1 Minnesota 3, Colorado 1 Edmonton at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled

WILD 3, AVALANCHE 1 Minnesota 2 1 0— 3 Colorado 1 0 0— 1 First period—1, Minnesota, Cullen 7 (Clutterbuck), 9:23 (sh). 2, Colorado, Jones 12 (Yip, Hunwick), 10:08 (pp). 3, Minnesota, Cullen 8 (Zidlicky), 16:04. Second period—4, Minnesota, Brunette 7 (Cullen, Miettinen), 2:46 (pp). Third period—None. Shots on Goal—Minnesota 11-138—32. Colorado 8-14-15—37. Power-play opportunities—Minnesota 1 of 3; Colorado 1 of 2. Goalies—Minnesota, Backstrom 128-3 (37 shots-36 saves). Colorado, Anderson 10-6-2 (14-11), Budaj (2:46 second, 18-18).

A—16,323 (18,007). T—2:24. Referees—Steve Kozari, Brad Watson. Linesmen—Lonnie Cameron, Mark Wheler.

TRANSACTIONS THURSDAY BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Sent RHP Justin Germano outright to Columbus (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Sold 1B-OF Rusty Ryal to Yomiuri (JapanCentral). HOUSTON ASTROS—Acquired LHP Wes Musick and RHP Jonnathan Aristil from Colorado for RHP Matt Lindstrom. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Acquired INF-OF Corey Wimberly from Oakland for RHP Ryan Kelly. Claimed LHP Aaron Thompson off waivers from the Washington. Designated LHP Wil Ledezma for assignment. Agreed to terms with INF Garrett Atkins on a minor league contract. WA S H I N G T O N N AT I O N A L S — Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Burnett on a two-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Named Paul Silas coach. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Fined Minnesota CB Antoine Winfield $7,500 for a hit on Chicago QB Jay Cutler in a Dec. 20 game. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DL Ko Quaye from Buffalo’s practice squad. DENVER BRONCOS—Placed K Matt Prater on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Placed DL Junior Siavii on injured reserve. Signed LB Joe Pawelek from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Fired coach John MacLean. Named Jacques Lemaire coach. OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled G Mike Brodeur from Binghamton (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reassigned F Johan Harju to Norfolk (AHL).

Sports ■ Bismarck Tribune

Friday, December 24, 2010 ■ Page 3D

NHL ROUNDUP Wild 3, Avalanche 1

Associated Press

Orlando forward Hedo Turkoglu, right, is cuffed in the face by San Antonio center Antonio McDyess while fighting for a rebound during Thursday’s game in Orlando, Fla.

NBA ROUNDUP Magic 123, Spurs 101 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gilbert Arenas had 14 points and nine assists off the bench, and the reconstructed Orlando Magic cruised past San Antonio 123-101 on Thursday night to snap the Spurs’ 10-game winning streak. Arenas added six rebounds backing up a sick Jameer Nelson, fellow newcomer Jason Richardson had 15 points and the Magic snapped a skid of eight losses in nine games to win for the first time since they orchestrated two blockbuster trades. Dwight Howard also had 29 points and 14 rebounds in another dominant performance for Orlando, which shot 59 percent from the floor.

Tony Parker scored 16 points, Tim Duncan had 12 and the NBA-best Spurs (254) dropped their first game in almost a month. San Antonio looked very much like a tired team after beating Denver a night earlier and nothing like the one that has dominated the first third of the season. Not that the Magic were complaining. They were free-falling even before two trades on Saturday. One deal brought Arenas from Washington. The other swap landed Richardson, Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark from Phoenix. They gave up Rashard Lewis, Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat, plus a 2011 first-round draft pick and cash in the deals.

Silas has Bobcats running CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul Silas’ first practice as the new interim coach of the Charlotte Bobcats Thursday had one noteworthy twist. Instead of practicing with a 24-second shot clock, the Bobcats worked with a 14second shot clock. It’s all part of Silas’ plan to play up-tempo basketball — a stark contrast to the style of h i s p re d e c e s s o r, L a r r y Brown, who was fired on Wednesday. “I want to bring some energy to this ball club,” Silas said after being introduced as the fourth head coach in franchise history. “I want us to get up and down and let it all hang out. If they don’t want to get up and down, they can come sit down by me.” The Bobcats currently rank 29th in the NBA in scoring, averaging 91.7 points a game. Only Milwaukee is averaging fewer points. The Bobcats have averaged just 80.2 points during their current four-game losing streak and have not scored 100

since beating Denver 100-98 on Dec. 7. “We’ve got shooters,” Silas said. “We’ve got defenders. We’ve got shot blockers. We’ve got all the ingredients that you need. The guys just have to get out and play and believe in themselves and believe that I believe in them. I’ve found that if you have a confident player, it’s unbelievable what he can do.” Guard Stephen Jackson welcomed the commitment to playing up tempo. “It’s rejuvenating,” Jackson said. “The styles are like night and day. Hopefully this will bring some life to us and give us some confidence and get us playing well again. Uptempo, we’ve got a great group of young guys and this fits their style. Hopefully we can do a good job at it and enjoy it because it’s definitely fun.” Jackson was quick to say that the players had to shoulder the responsibility for the team’s 9-19 record and current slide.

DENVER (AP) — Matt Cullen had two goals and an assist, Niklas Backstrom stopped 36 shots and the Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Thursday night. Andrew Brunette also scored and Marek Zidlicky and Antti Miettinen had assists for Minnesota, which has won three straight. David Jones scored for the Avalanche and Peter Budaj had 18 saves in relief of Craig Anderson. Colorado has lost two in a row after winning six straight. The Wild led 2-1 after the first period on a pair of goals by Cullen, his seventh and eighth. The Avalanche quickly struck back when Backstrom couldn’t cover up a shot by Brandon Yip and Jones chipped in the rebound for his 12th goal of the season and first in 11 games. The Wild got the lead back when Zidlicky’s shot from the blue line bounced off the boards and by Anderson as he tried to grab the carom. Cullen knocked the puck out of the air to give Minnesota the lead. Brunette made it 3-1 with a power-play goal when he tipped Cullen’s shot from off the boards past Anderson, for his seventh of the season. Anderson was pulled in favor of backup Budaj after making 11 saves.

Canadiens 3, Hurricanes 2 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alexandre Picard and Andrei Kostitsyn scored during a pivotal power play and led the Montreal Canadiens past the Carolina Hurricanes. Scott Gomez had a goal and an assist while Jaroslav Spacek had two assists and drew the game-changing penalty for the Canadiens. The Northeast Division leaders snapped a two-game losing streak and had lost five of six. Carey Price stopped 22 shots — including all 10 he saw in the third period — for Montreal, which took control during the 5-minute power play awarded following Erik Cole’s major boarding penalty and held on to snap a four-game road losing streak. Cole and Chad LaRose scored and Cam Ward made 26 saves for Carolina, which has lost two straight since winning a season-best four in a row.

Penguins 3, Capitals 2, SO WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby extended his points streak to 23 games with a goal and an assist, and Pascal Dupuis scored the decisive goal in the seventh round of a shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 32 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in a Winter Classic preview. Crosby, the NHL’s leading scorer with 60 points on 29 goals and 31 assists in 36 games, has the NHL’s longest points streak since 1992-93 when Quebec’s Mats Sundin had a 30-game run. Chris Kunitz also scored to help the Penguins win their third straight and 15th

Associated Press

Mike Cammalleri (13) of Montreal beats Carolina’s Joe Corvo to the puck during Thursday’s NHL game in Raleigh, N.C. in 17 games.

Bruins in a week.

Islanders 5, Devils 1

Lightning 4, Rangers 3, SO

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh Bailey had two goals and an assist and the New York Islanders spoiled the return of Jacques Lemaire behind New Jersey’s bench with a victory over the Devils. The 65-year-old Lemaire was handed the Devils’ coaching job for the third time in his career hours earlier after rookie coach John MacLean was fired with New Jersey tied for the fewest points in the NHL and the Devils’ facing the prospect of missing the playoffs for the first time since 1997. It didn’t take Lemaire long to find out what was wrong with the team that has won three Stanley Cups since 1995.

Panthers 4, Sabres 3 BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Garrison snapped a third-period tie, and Chris Higgins scored twice to help the Florida Panthers beat the Buffalo Sabres. The Panthers blew a three-goal, first-period lead, but hung on to win for the third time in four games. Stephen Weiss had a goal and assist, and Tomas Vokoun finished with 45 saves for Florida, playing its third game in the past four nights. Jordan Leopold scored twice, and Jason Pominville had a goal and assist for the Sabres, who’ve dropped three of their last four — including two to the Panthers over the last six days.

Bruins 4, Thrashers 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Malone scored in the 11th round of a shootout, and the Ta m p a B a y L i g h t n i n g bounced back from giving up a goal late in the third period to beat the New York Rangers. Rangers rookie Derek Stepan scored for the third straight game to tie it with 8:42 left in regulation, but New York couldn’t finish the comeback. The shootout was tied 2-2 after three rounds, and the next 15 shooters were denied until Malone won it with a drive that caromed in off the post. The Rangers held a 17-7 shots advantage in the third period, but were outshot 3-0 in overtime. Steven Stamkos scored his 27th goal, and Martin St. Louis added a goal and assist for the Lightning, who won for the fifth win in six games.

Canucks 7, Blue Jackets 3 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Henrik Sedin had a goal and three assists to match his career high with four points and the Vancouver Canucks routed the Columbus Blue Jackets. Daniel Sedin and Alex Burrows each had a goal and two assists, Raffi Torres scored twice, and Christian Erhoff and Ryan Kesler also scored for Vancouver, which raced to a 6-0 lead just past the midpoint of the second period a night after an overtime loss in Detroit. The Canucks scored three goals in the opening 13:13 behind a 16-1 shots advantage. The Blue Jackets didn’t have a a shot on goal until nearly 13 minutes into the game. Backup goalie Cory Schneider made 24 saves to improve to 4-0-2 for the Canucks, who have won 10 of their last 13. R.J. Umberger had two goals and Tom Sestito also scored for Columbus, which has one win in its last six games while being outscored 13-23.

BOSTON (AP) — Shawn Thornton scored twice and reached his career high with seven goals this season and the Boston Bruins beat the Atlanta Thrashers. The Bruins’ enforcer was in a fight two seconds after puck dropped in the first period, then added goals in the second and third to reach seven for the first time in his career. Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists for Boston, which had lost three of four and needed the win before heading out on a fiveFlames 3, Stars 2, SO game road trip next week. DALLAS (AP) — Alex TanDustin Byfuglien scored his 13th goal of the season guay converted in the secfor the Thrashers, who will ond round of the shootout host the rematch with the after scoring late in regula-

t i o n , Mi i k k a K i p r u s o f f stopped all three Dallas shooters, and Calgary snapped a three-game losing streak. Tanguay beat Kari Lehtonen for the only goal in the t i e b r e a k e r. K i p r u s o f f stopped Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards in the first two rounds, and Dallas’ Mike Ribeiro failed to get off a clean shot in the third round. Brenden Morrow had given the Stars a 2-1 lead at 2:41 of the third period, knocking the rebound of his own shot past Kiprusoff. But with Kiprusoff on the bench for a sixth attacker, Tanguay tied it with 1:21 left in regulation on a wrist shot from the high slot that beat Lehtonen to the stick side. Ribeiro scored a powerplay goal and Lehtonen stopped 31 shots for the Stars, 10-0-3 in their last 13 at home. Kiprusoff made 14 saves and Anton Babchuk scored on the power play for the Flames.

Blues 4, Red Wings 3 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Berglund broke a 10-game scoring drought with two goals to lead the St. Louis Blues to a win over the Detroit Red Wings. Berglund scored twice in a span of 4:20 in the first period to break a 1-1 tie. The win helped the Blues keep pace in the tight Western Conference. They had won two of their previous seven home games after starting the season 8-0-1. Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots to improve to 13-10-4. Halak had given up 11 goals on 67 shots in two losses to Detroit earlier this season. Berglund got the second two-goal game of his career. He scored twice in a 2-0 win over Los Angeles on March 24, 2009. The 25th overall pick in the 2006 draft, Berglund whistled a shot off defenseman Niklas Kronwall to give St. Louis a 2-1 lead.

Senators 2, Predators 1 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alex Kovalev and Nick Foligno scored and Brian Elliott made 25 saves in the Ottawa Senators’ victory over the Nashville Predators. Marcel Goc scored for Nashville. The Predators have lost three straight games.

MORNING TIPOFF Trivia answer FROM 1D: Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics was the first NBA player to win successive MVP awards. He claimed the award in 196061, 1961-62 and 1962-63. All told, Russell earned five MVP awards.

Playback 10 YEARS AGO (2000): The superstitious are going to have a field day with the Dakota Wizards, just like Winnipeg did at the Bismarck Civic Center. The Wizards put away the white pinstripe uniforms they had worn for each of their 27 straight regular season home wins and brought out their new purple rod uniforms for the 2,422 fans in the stands. But it was Winnipeg celebrating the occasion, as Louis Davis scored 30 points to led the Cyclone to a 107100 International Basketball

Association victory. The Cyclone took the lead with 4:17 left in the first half and set the pace the rest of the way. Winnipeg became the first team to put 100 points on the scoreboard against the WIzards this season, it handed Dakota its first loss of the year and it found a way to beat a team that had been all but unbeatable at home. Davis had eight rebounds, 11 assists and four steals to go with his 30 points. Willie Murdaugh and Kevin Rice tallied 24 and 19 points, respectively, for the Wizards, now 10-1. 20 YEARS AGO (1990): MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Phil Hansen of North Dakota State made his presence known during the 53rd annual Blue-Gray Classic college all-star game. Hansen, a 6-foot-5, 258pound defensive tackle, stopped the Gray’s Chuck

Weatherspoon of Houston on fourth-and-goal at the 1yard line midway through the third period. It was one of three times the Gray failed to score from inside the 10 as the Blue went on to win 1714. Hansen, an NCAA Division II All-American from Oakes, helped lead NDSU to a national title earlier this month. 50 YEARS AGO (1960): St. Mary’s Central came from behind to choke off the Dickinson Midgets for the last three quarters and pick up a 50-39 Western Dakota Association basketball victory. In the final quarter the Saints outscored the Midgets 17-12. Dickinson’s biggest lead was by four points, 17-13, as the second quarter opened when Don Charbonneau connected on a free throw. St. Mary’s took a permanent lead at 27-25 with 6:17

to go in the third quarter. John Dressler connected from the side to give the Saints a permanent advantage. Bill Mitzel netted 19 points to lead the way for St. Mary’s. Charbonneau paced Dickinson with 16. The win got Coach Duane Holly’s Saints back on the victory trail while handing the Midgets their third loss in a row. TV TODAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Hawaii Bowl, Tulsa at Hawaii

GOLF 2 p.m. TGC — Japan Golf Tour, Dunlop Phoenix, final round, at Miyazaki, Japan (same-day tape)

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Cancun Governor’s Cup, thirdplace game, at Cancun, Mexico 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Cancun Governor’s Cup, championship game, at Cancun, Mexico

SCHEDULE SATURDAY D-League: Wizards at Sioux Falls, 7 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 27 D-League: Wizards at Erie, 7 p.m. EST. Boys basketball: Mandan Holiday Tournament. Girls hockey: Bismarck at Schwan Cup Tournament at Blaine, Minn.


Men’s basketball: United Tribes at AnokaRamsey Classic. Women’s basketball: United Tribes at Anoka-Ramsey Classic. Boys basketball: Mandan at St. Cloud Cathedral Tournament; Bismarck at Gillette, Wyo., Energy Classic; Century at Moorhead Holiday Tournament Girls basketball: Mandan at Gillette, Wyo., Energy Classic. Boys hockey: Mandan at Roseau Holiday Classic.

D-League: Wizards at Erie, 7 p.m. EST. Boys basketball: Mandan Holiday Tournament; Mandan at St. Cloud Cathedral Tournament; Bismarck at Gillette, Wyo., Energy Classic; West Fargo at Century, 6:45 p.m. Girls basketball: Mandan at Gillette, Wyo., Energy Classic; West Fargo at Century, 5 p.m. Boys hockey: Mandan at Roseau Holiday Classic. Girls hockey: Bismarck at Schwan Cup Tournament at Blaine, Minn.; Mandan at West Fargo, 5:15 p.m.

NAHL: Bobcats at Aberdeen, 7:15 p.m. Men’s basketball: U-Mary at Winona State, 8 p.m. Women’s basketball: U-Mary at Winona State, 6 p.m.



Men’s basketball: United Tribes at AnokaRamsey Classic. Women’s basketball: United Tribes at Anoka-Ramsey Classic. Boys basketball: Mandan Holiday Tournament; Mandan at St. Cloud Cathedral Tournament; Bismarck at Gillette, Wyo., Energy Classic; Century at Moorhead Holiday Tournament; West Fargo at St. Mary’s, 2:45 p.m. Girls basketball: Mandan at Gillette, Wyo., Energy Classic; West Fargo at St. Mary’s, 1 p.m.; Bismarck at Fargo Davies, 4 p.m. Boys hockey: Mandan at Roseau Holiday Classic. Girls hockey: Bismarck at Schwan Cup Tournament at Blaine, Minn. Boys swimming: Mandan Pentathlon, 10:30 a.m. High school wrestling: Dickinson at Mandan, noon.

NAHL: Bobcats at Aberdeen, 7:15 p.m. Men’s basketball: U-Mary at Upper Iowa, 8 p.m. Women’s basketball: U-Mary at Upper Iowa, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, DEC. 30 NAHL: Aberdeen at Bobcats, 7:15 p.m. College hockey: UND at MinnesotaDuluth, 7:37 p.m.

FRIDAY, DEC. 31 D-League: Iowa at Wizards, 7 p.m.


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Weber column Continued from 1D then sign with Tennessee? ■ ... the Minnesota Vikings to play a home game outdoors? ■ ... the Metrodome roof to collapse, resulting in the move of a Vikings home game to Detroit? ■ ... the St. Louis Rams to be in a position to go from worst in the NFL to first in the NFC West? As expected, defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans, the New York Giants, Green Bay, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New England and the New York Jets are either in the playoffs or in the hunt. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is having a hard time keeping his mouth shut. New England quarterback Tom Brady is having a remarkable season; Terrell Owens’ current team (Cincinnati) isn’t doing well despite his big numbers, and San Diego has come on strong in December after another slow start. It should be an interesting last couple of weeks. New England, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Atlanta have clinched playoff berths, but

17 of the remaining 28 teams still have a chance to get in. So what team is the Super Bowl favorite? Right now, I would say New England or Philadelphia, but as we’ve found out in the past decade or so, it’s way too early to tell.

Jackson’s right I agree with Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s stance on NBA games being played on Christmas Day. The Lakers will play the Miami Heat on Saturday in one of five NBA games scheduled for that day. An NFL game — Dallas at Arizona — is also on tap. Jackson feels that there should be no NBA games or other professional sporting events played on Christmas Day. Earlier this week, the 11-time NBA championship coach said, “I don’t think anybody should play on Christmas Day. I don’t understand it. ... It’s like Christian holidays don’t mean anything (to the NBA) any more. Just go out and play and entertain the TV. It’s really weird, but it is

what it is. We have to go to work and make the best of it.” Do we really need the NBA or NFL to make our Christmas brighter? NBA officials seem to think so, so much that they’ve gone from scheduling just one game on Christmas Day to slating five. The NFL only schedules Christmas Day games if the day falls on or near a weekend. To its credit, the NHL takes Christmas Day off. The NBA won’t budge. In fact, it might lighten Jackson’s wallet if he keeps talking against it. Last year, Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy received a “hefty” fine after saying, “I actually feel sorry for people who have nothing to do on Christmas Day other than watch an NBA game.” Well said. Why the NBA saw fit to punish him is beyond me. Merry Christmas everyone. Try not to spend it in front of a TV watching Kobe and LeBron. (Michael Weber is a Tribune sportswriter)

Feeney at Denver and get the feel of Division I collegiate basketball.” The Denver coaching staff has given Feeney more playing time as a sophomore, providing her with more chances to make plays. “This year I’ve also been given an opportunity to play, and whether it’s spotting up behind the 3-point line or grabbing some offensive rebounds, I just want to make sure I’m giving a 100percent effort every time I stop onto the court,” Feeney said. “My individual goals

every year are to personally improve and contribute as much as I can to this team. Our coach always tells us to take ownership of your Feeney own game because no one can make the decision to work hard, change and improve except yourself.” Feeney is focused on building up her strength so

Continued from 1D she can better withstand the pounding and physical play she encouners in the Sun Belt Conference. “My strength is something that I’ve definitely been working on ever since I’ve been here, and I’ve definitely gotten stronger,” Feeney said. “I have also been working a lot on my mid-range game and my footwork on the wing.” All of those things will make the Pioneers a better team.

Vikings’ Peterson cles are just tight. Pushing it will probably help it stretch a little more.” Peterson did some running in practice on Thursday for the first time this week and interim coach Leslie Frazier said he has improved dramatically over the last several days. If he cannot play, rookie Toby Gerhart will get the bulk of the work. The Vikings lost 40-14 to the Bears and have been outscored 61-17 in the last two weeks, showing signs that some are packing it in and thinking about the offseason. Peterson is not among them. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday and said he hopes to play Sunday night. The star running back has been one of the few bright spots for the team in such a trying season. He has rushed for 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns and appears to have solved his fumbling problem. After leading the NFL with 16 fumbles over the previous two seasons, Peterson has not lost one yet this year in 280 touches. “That’s a story that’s not been written about enough, the kind of year he’s having, even though our team is not having a great year,” Frazier said. “But Adrian, he is having a Pro Bowl season, there’s no question about it.” Brett Favre missed practice again on Thursday with a concussion, and Frazier said the 41-year-old quarter-



back was still experiencing some symptoms from the injury. Favre will go through another concussion test Friday, as will safety Madieu Williams. Defensive tackle Kevin Williams also missed practice for personal reasons, but Frazier expected him to return on Friday. Frazier said none of the Vikings who had concussions this season played the week after being hurt. “It can vary from person to person. Some guys respond a little bit better,” Frazier said. “But in this era, where we’re very cautious when it comes to head injuries, you’re just very cautious. But it varies from guy to guy. Some guys have fewer symptoms than another two days later or a day later.”

Favre misses practice Brett Favre has missed his second straight day of practice. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his quarterback is still showing symptoms from a concussion. Fra z i e r s a y s Fa v re demonstrated no improvement during his concussion

Continued from 1D test Thursday. The coach, however, declined to rule out Favre for Sunday night’s game against Philadelphia. Favre was injured in the second quarter Monday night when Bears defensive e n d C o re y Wo o t t o n slammed him to the turf. Frazier says no Vikings player this season has played the week after a concussion and Favre still must improve a lot before he is cleared. Frazier says the Vikings will be cautious with Favre in hopes of avoiding long-term harm.

Winfield fined $7,500 Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield has been fined $7,500 for a hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday night. Winfield was notified of the fine Thursday. The play happened in the second quar ter when Winfield rushed on a blitz. The 5-foot9 cornerback went to tackle Cutler, and his helmet hit the quarterback in the chin. Cutler needed stitches to close the wound, but remained in the game. He threw three touchdown passes in a 40-14 victory over the Vikings that clinched the NFC North title for Chicago. Winfield has long been known as one of the most physical cornerbacks in the league. But he is rarely fined for hits and considered among the league’s most fundamentally sound tacklers.

Gillette cuts ties with Tiger Woods PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Procter & Gamble Co. will not renew its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods at the end of the year, adding another name to the list of companies that cut ties with the golfer after last year’s revelations of marital infidelities. The company used Woods, Roger Federer, Lionel Messi and dozens of other athletes as part of its three-year “Gillette Champions” marketing campaign. Gillette said Thursday it was phasing out that program and not renewing the con-

tract with Woods and several other athletes. It stopped using Woods himself in the campaign months ago. The golfer was once the most sought-after pitchman in sports and was the first athlete to earn $1 billion from endorsement agreements. Many corporations cut ties or distanced themselves from Woods after the scandal that broke just over a year ago, however. Woods’ infidelity and divorce have dominated headlines since. Accenture LLP, AT&T Inc. and Gatorade all dropped

Woods as an endorser. Companies such as Gillette and Tag Heuer didn’t end their relationships outright but stopped featuring him in advertisements. Woods is trying to rebuild his golf reputation after his first year as a pro golfer without a tournament victory and losing his ranking as the top player in the world. Gillette is also letting its contracts with other athletes, including soccer players such as Messi, Thierry Henry, and Kaka end as part of the conclusion of the marketing program.

Associated Press

Navy's Greg Jones, right, makes a tumbling catch to complete a 30-yard touchdownplay against San Diego State's Leon McFadden in Thursday’s Poinsettia Bowl in San Diego.

Aztecs end bowl drought By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO — Freshman Ronnie Hillman scored four touchdowns and tied his career best with 228 yards rushing on 28 carries to lead San Diego State to its first bowl victory since 1969, 3514 over Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl on Thursday night. The game was played on a slick field after 1.5 million gallons of rainwater were pumped out of Qualcomm Stadium overnight. Players went slipping and sliding all night, but organizers met their promise of kicking off on time after several days of torrential rain flooded the field and a portion of the parking lot. Hillman, the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, scored on runs of 22, 37 and 2 yards, and pulled in a 15-yard scoring pass from Ryan Lindley after a beautifully executed fake. Lindley faked a handoff to

Brandon Sullivan into the line, then hid the ball down by his right hip as Navy stood up the fullback. Lindley then hit a wide-open Hillman in the right corner of the end zone for a 28-14 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter. Hillman scored on a 2yard run midway through the period. SDSU (9-4) hadn’t won a postseason game since beating Boston University in the 1969 Pasadena Bowl. The Aztecs had been in only three bowl games since, most recently the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl, which it lost to North Carolina. Hillman broke the previous Poinsettia Bowl record of 129 yards rushing by Navy’s Adam Ballard in 2005. Hillman also ran for 228 yards in a loss at Missouri on Sept. 18. Navy (9-4) was making its third Poinsettia Bowl appearance since the game’s inception in 2005. SDSU took a 14-0 lead in

the first quarter on Hillman’s 22-yard TD run and Lindley’s 53-yard TD pass to Vincent Brown. Navy pulled to 14-7 on Ricky Dobbs’ 30-yard scoring pass to Greg Jones early in the second quarter. Hillman put the Aztecs up by two touchdowns again as he ran untouched 37 yards up the middle with 3:15 before halftime. Navy closed within one score on Dobbs’ 1-yard keeper 7 seconds before halftime. SDSU held Navy on the opening drive of the second half, when Dobbs’ pass went off Bo Snelson’s fingertips in the end zone on fourth-andgoal from the 3. Lindley completed 18 of 23 passes for 276 yards. Wide receiver Vincent Brown had eight catches for 165 yards, also a Poinsettia Bowl record. The old record was 126 yards by David Anderson of Colorado State in 2005.

Expect shootout in Hawaii Bowl HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Bowl is expected to be a shootout with two of the nation’s most prolific offenses on display. No. 24 Hawaii and Tulsa average 1,000 yards of offense and 80 points combined, but Golden Hurricane coach Todd Graham isn’t buying into all the talk of an offensive showdown when the teams meet Friday. “Everybody wants to talk about offense. Everybody wants to talk about throwing the ball all over everywhere. The bottom line of this game, just like any other game, the team that plays the best defense is going to

win,” Graham said. “That’s h ow y o u w i n c h a m p i onships. No offense to the offensive guys.” The Golden Hurricane (93) are riding a six-game winning streak, which includes a 28-27 victory at Notre Dame. In the last six games, Tulsa has averaged 43.2 points and 523 yards of offense. Their pass defense, which allows 305.7 yards and is ranked 119th in the nation, will be tested against the high-flying Warriors, who lead the nation in passing at 387.8 yards. “It’s been the same story all year, everybody’s pass offense versus our pass

defense,” Tulsa defensive back Charles Davis said. “If we take care of our jobs and create takeaways, we’ll come out with a victory.” But not many teams have been able to slow down the Warriors (10-3) with the exception of Boise State. Hawaii convincingly won nine of its last 10 games and shared the Western Athletic Conference title with Boise State and Nevada. “To go to a bowl game and win a conference championship, all of those things are on our check-off list. Our last goal is to win a bowl game,” said Hawaii running back Alex Green.

BOWL GLANCE SATURDAY, DEC. 18 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque BYU 52, UTEP 24 Humanitarian Bowl At Boise, Idaho Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17 New Orleans Bowl Troy 48, Ohio 21

TUESDAY, DEC. 21 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 26, Utah 3

THURSDAY, DEC. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego State 35, Navy 14

FRIDAY, DEC. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Hawaii (10-3) vs. Tulsa (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

SUNDAY, DEC. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Toledo (8-4) vs. Florida International (6-6), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

MONDAY, DEC. 27 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Georgia Tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4), 4 p.m. (ESPN2)

TUESDAY, DEC. 28 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. North Carolina State (8-4) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29 Military Bowl At Washington East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4), 1:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston

Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)

THURSDAY, DEC. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas SMU (7-6) vs. Army (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6), 5:40 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Nebraska (10-3) vs. Washington (6-6), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY, DEC. 31 Meineke Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida State (9-4), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)

SATURDAY, JAN. 1 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5), Noon (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-4), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif.

TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (11-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

MONDAY, JAN. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TUESDAY, JAN. 4 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

THURSDAY, JAN. 6 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Miami (Ohio) (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (66), 7 p.m. (ESPN)

FRIDAY, JAN. 7 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2), 7 p.m. (FOX)

SATURDAY, JAN. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6), 11 a.m. (ESPN)

SUNDAY, JAN. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

MONDAY, JAN. 10 Bowl Championship Series National Championship At Glendale, Ariz. Auburn (13-0) vs. Oregon (12-0), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) ■ Bismarck Tribune


Friday, December 24, 2010 ■ Page 5D

Steinbrenner was in prosecutor’s sights in 1970s WASHINGTON (AP) — Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox expressed “extreme interest” in a 1970s criminal investigation of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for illegal campaign contributions, according to documents released Thursday. Then-FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley relayed Cox’s concern in a memo on Aug. 16, 1973, to the bureau’s Cleveland office, saying agents needed to make sure the probe received “the same, immediate and preferred handling” as other criminal cases then growing from the Watergate scandal. The memos were included in a 400-page release of Steinbrenner’s FBI file Thursday. Most of the material focused on the Watergate-era federal probe that led to the shipbuilding magnate’s 1974 conviction for illegal contributions to disgraced President Richard M. Nixon. There are scant refer-

ences to Steinbrenner’s later pardon by President Ronald Reagan and nothing on his turbulent career as the Yankees’ “Boss.” The FBI said it was an interim release and that more documents would be forthcoming at a later date. The Associated Press and other news organizations requested the file under the Freedom of Information Act following Steinbrenner’s death in July. “The office of the Special Prosecutor has indicated extreme interest in this matter and requests that the interviews be conducted as soon as possible, and as nearly at the same time as possible,” Kelley wrote in the memo on the investigation into Steinbrenner and his Cleveland-based American Ship Building Co. Another FBI memo, dated Oct. 17, 1973, says the “investigation is to be afforded highest priority and security. Cleveland (office) to assign most capable personnel to

Associated Press

George Steinbrenner leaves federal court in New York, after testifying at the extortion trial of gambler Howard Spira in 1991. Newly released documents show the special prosecutor in the Watergate case expressed "extreme interest" in a 1970s criminal investigation of the New York Yankees owner for illegal campaign contributions. achieve prompt positive results.” Among other things, the FBI was investigating whether employees were

told they would be reimbursed by the company for campaign contributions, a violation of campaign finance laws.

Steinbrenner was indicted the following year and vowed to prove his innocence in court. But in August 1974, just two weeks after Nixon resigned, the Yankees owner pleaded guilty to two charges in the case and was fined $15,000. American Ship Building Co. executives told FBI officials in signed statements that they received bonuses around the same time they made donations to Nixon’s campaign. The payments varied from $2,800 to $3,500, according to a report on Aug. 30, 1973, by the Cleveland office of the FBI. The employees claimed the donations “were all of their own desires and in no way were motivated or solicited by George M. Steinbrenner or any other company officials,” the report said. “Those interviewed stated that they would have made contributions to the Nixon campaign regardless of the receipt of their bonuses.” The FBI seemed to doubt

those claims, with a later memo referring to “the fabrication of the deceptive cover story told by the company officials during their interviews.” One charge that Steinbrenner later pleaded guilty to involved a conspiracy to funnel corporate campaign contributions to politicians. The other accused Steinbrenner of making a “false and misleading” explanation of a $25,000 donation to Nixon’s campaign and trying to influence and intimidate employees of his shipbuilding company to give that false information to a grand jury. Steinbrenner could have faced up to six years in prison for the guilty pleas but was spared jail time. Steinbrenner bought the Yankees in 1973, but baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn suspended him for two years after his 1974 plea. Kuhn called him “ineligible and incompetent” to have any connection with a baseball team.

Case No. 13989: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order amending the applicable orders for the Bailey-Bakken Pool, Dunn County, ND, to include Sections 28 and 33, T.145N., R.93W., Dunn County, ND, within the Bailey Field and establish said lands as a 1280-acre spacing unit within Zone VI of the Bailey Bakken Pool, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13990: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-03-88.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Reunion Bay-Bakken Pool described as Sections 27 and 34, T.152N., R.93W., McKenzie and Mountrail Counties, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13991: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-03-88.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Reunion Bay-Bakken Pool described as Sections 29 and 32, T.152N., R.93W., McKenzie and Mountrail Counties, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13992: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-03-88.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Van Hook-Bakken Pool described as Sections 17 and 20, T.150N., R.92W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13993: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-03-88.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Van Hook-Bakken Pool described as Sections 18 and 19, T.150N., R.92W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13994: Application of True Oil, LLC for an order amending the applicable orders to establish two lay-down drilling units consisting of Sections 17 and 18 and Sections 19 and 20, all in T.148N., R.100W., McKenzie County, ND, and allow a horizontal well to be drilled on each such drilling unit at any location thereon not closer than 500 feet to the north and south boundary and 200 feet to the east and west boundary of the drilling unit, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13995: Application of Sequel Energy, LLC for an order pursuant allowing a well located approximately 1980 feet from the south line and 1980 feet from the east line of Section 33, T.147N., R.102W., McKenzie County, ND, to be re-completed in the Stonewall and Red River Formations as an exception to the requirements of NDAC §43-02-03-18, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13996: Application of Sequel Energy, LLC for an order amending the applicable orders for the McGregor-Bakken Pool to establish two 1280-acre spacing units within Zone III consisting of Sections 9 and 16; and Sections 21 and 28, T.158N., R.95W., Williams County, ND, and other further relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13997: Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. #44-13TFH Teddy, SESE Section 13, T.142N., R.101W., Billings County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13998: Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. #44-30TFH Teddy, SESE Section 30, T.142N., R.100W., Billings County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13999: Application of Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. for an order amending the applicable orders for the Ash CouleeBakken Pool to include Sections 7 and 18, T.142N., R.101W., Billings County, ND, as a 1280-acre spacing unit within Zone IV, for which spacing has been established on the basis of 1280-acres, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 14000: Application of Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. for an order amending the applicable orders for the Elkhorn RanchBakken Pool to include Sections 2,T.142N., R.101W., and 35, T.143N., R.101W., Billings County, ND, as a 1280-acre spacing unit within Zone V, for which spacing has been established on the basis of 1280-acres, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13771: (Continued) Application of Oasis Petroleum North America LLC for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-0388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Squires-Bakken Pool described as Sections 1 and 12, T.155N., R.102W., Williams County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13796: (Continued) Application of Murex Petroleum Corp. for an order suspending, and after hearing revoking, a permit issued to Zavanna, LLC for the drilling of the Lassey #16-21H well on a spacing unit for the Glass Bluff-Bakken Pool consisting of Sections 16 and 21, T.151N., R.103W., McKenzie County, ND, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 14001:Application of QEP Energy Co. for an order authorizing the drilling, completing and producing of the Federal 127H-152-92 well within the Bakken Pool in a spacing unit covering all of Section 27, T.152N., R.92W., Mountrail County, ND, at a location where the portion of the well bore not isolated by cement is located approximately 143.86 feet from the north line and 439.17 from the west line of said Section 27, as an exception to the field rules

for the Van Hook Bakken Pool and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13804: (Continued) Proper spacing for the development of the Deep Water Creek Bay-Bakken Pool, Dunn and McLean Counties, ND, redefine the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. QEP Energy Co. Case No. 13805: (Continued) Application of QEP Energy Co. for an order extending the field boundaries and amending the field rules for the Deep Water Creek Bay Field creating four 800-acre spacing units described as: (1) NW/4 Section 1, N/2 Section 2 and N/2 Section 3; (2) SW/4 Section 1, S/2 Section 2 and S/2 Section 3; (3) NE/4 Section 10, N/2 Section 11, N/2 Section 12; (4) SE/4 Section 10, S/2 Section 11 and S/2 Section 12; and (5) one 320-acre spacing unit described as the E/2 of Section 1, all in T.150N., R.91W., McLean County, ND, authorizing the drilling of up to two horizontal wells within each spacing unit at any location not closer than 500 feet to the boundary of the spacing unit except that the toe and heel of any horizontal well should be allowed to be as close as 200 feet to the boundary of the spacing unit, eliminating any tool error requirements, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13807: (Continued) Application of QEP Energy Co. for an order extending the field boundaries and amending the field rules for the Heart Butte and/or Van HookBakken Pools creating one 2560-acre spacing unit described as Sections 30 and 31,T.150N., R.91W., and Sections 25 and 36, T.150N., R.92W., in Dunn, Mclean and Mountrail Counties, ND, authorizing the drilling of up to ten horizontal wells within the spacing unit at any location not closer than 500 feet to the boundary of the spacing unit except that the toe and heel of any horizontal well should be allowed to be as close as 200 feet to the boundary of the spacing unit, eliminating any tool error requirements, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13591: (Continued) Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the QEP Energy Co. #1-4H150-90 Rupple, SESW Section 4, T.150N., R.90W., McLean County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 14002: Application of Zenith Produced Water, LLC for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43-02-03-88.1 authorizing the conversion to saltwater disposal into the Dakota Group of the L. E. Johnson #1 well, SESW Section 24, T.156N., R.101W., Williams County, ND, pursuant to NDAC Chapter 43-02-05 and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 14003: Application of Prairie Disposal, Inc. in accordance with NDAC Section 43-02-03-88.1 for an order authorizing the conversion of the Mendenhall Unit #1 located in the SWSE of Section 9, T.154N., R.95W., Hofflund Field, Williams County, ND, into a saltwater disposal well for the purpose of injecting fluids into the Dakota Group pursuant to NDAC Chapter 43-02-05 and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 14004: Application of Prairie Disposal, Inc. in accordance with NDAC Section 43-02-03-51 for an order authorizing the construction of a treating plant in the SWSE of Section 9, T.154N., R.95W., Hofflund Field, Williams County, ND for the purpose of salvaging, treating, and recycling crude oil from saltwater disposal tanks, tank bottoms, pit oil and other waste oil related to the production of oil and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13801: (Continued) In the matter of the petition for a risk penalty of North Plains Energy, LLC, requesting an order authorizing the recovery of a risk penalty from certain non-participating owners, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08 in the drilling and completion of the Comford #9-12-H well, Sections 1 and 12, T.159N., R.97W., Corinth-Bakken Pool, Williams County, ND, pursuant to NDAC § 43-02-03-88.1, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 14005: Application of Slover Minerals, L.P. to determine if Marathon Oil Co. is authorized to recover from each nonparticipating owner of interests in a spacing unit consisting of Sections 17 and 20, T.150N., R.92W., Mountrail County, ND, a risk penalty as provided in NDCC § 38-08-08, to consider revoking the spacing unit, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13372: (Continued) Application of Slover Minerals, L.P. to determine if Marathon Oil Co. is authorized to recover from each nonparticipating owner of interests in a spacing unit consisting of Sections 18 and 19, T.150N., R.92W., Mountrail County, ND, a risk penalty as provided in NDCC § 38-08-08, to consider revoking the spacing unit, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 14057: Application of GADECO, LLC for an order extending the field boundaries and amending the field rules for the Stockyard Creek-Bakken Pool to create and establish two 1280-acre spacing units comprised of Sections 26 and 35; and 25 and 36, T.155N., R.99W., Williams County, ND, authorizing the drilling of three horizontal wells on each spacing and such other relief as is appropriate. Signed by, Jack Dalrymple, Governor Chairman, ND Industrial Commission 12/24 - 606206

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A PETITION TO VACATE A NON-ACCESS LINE Notice is hereby given that there has been filed by the order of the Board of City Commissioners of the City of Bismarck, North Dakota, with the Community Development Department ~ Planning Division thereof, a petition to vacate the easterly 16 feet 4 inches of the non-access line along the north side of Broadway Avenue at the intersection with 26th Street, on the south side of Lot 1, Block 1, Arizona Commercial Addition, which will reduce the length of the non-access line from 150 feet to 133 feet 8 inches. Notice is further given that the Board of City Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 5:15 p.m. in the Tom Baker Meeting Room of the City/County Office Building at 221 North Fifth Street, Bismarck, North Dakota to consider said matter and to hear testimony and evidence to persons interested therein: BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS Bismarck, North Dakota Attest: Carl Hokenstad Director of Community Development Planning Division Dated this 8th day of December, 2010. 12/17 & 24 - 606182 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR BURLEIGH COUNTY, STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LOUSIE A. MITCHELL, DECEASED. Probate No. 10-P-219 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Informal Probate) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above estate. Pursuant to Section 30.1-19-01, N.D.C.C., all persons having claims against the decedent are required to present their claims within three (3) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or such claims shall be forever barred. Claims must be presented to Nancy Jaycox, personal representative of the estate of Louise A. Mitchell, c/o Bliss & Stebbins Law Firm, LLC, 109 N 4th Street, P.O. Box 4126, Bismarck, ND 58502-4126, or filed with the court. Dated this 3rd day of December, 2010. /s/ Nancy Jaycox Nancy Jaycox, Personal Representative Dated this 3rd day of December, 2010. BLISS & STEBBINS LAW FIRM, LLC 109 North 4th Street, Suite 300 P.O. Box 4126 Bismarck, ND 58502-4126 PH: (701) 223-5769 FX: (701) 222-3586 Attorneys for Personal Representative Email: BY: /s/ David R. Bliss 12/10, 17 & 24 - 606181

NOTICE OF EXECUTION SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that by virtue of a judgment and decree of foreclosure rendered and given in the District Court in and for the County of Burleigh, North Dakota, South Central Judicial District, entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of said Court on May 27, 2010, in an action wherein The Industrial Commission of North Dakota, acting in its capacity as the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency was Plaintiff and Jamie A. Thomson and Shayla R. Thomson, husband and wife, joint tenants, Capital Credit Union, and Credit Bureau, were Defendants; on which day it was adjudged that there was due and owing the Plaintiff from the Defendants Jamie A. Thomson and Shayla R. Thomson, husband and wife, joint tenants, together with costs and disbursements of said action, the sum of $162,236.49 and by virtue of a Writ of Special Execution issued to me by the Clerk of said Court, I will sell the real property described in said judgment and hereafter described to the highest bidder for cash at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Bismarck, County of Burleigh, North Dakota, on the 12th day of January, 2011, at the hour of 1:15 o’clock p.m. of that day to satisfy the amount due with accrued costs and interest at the date of sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of said sale applicable thereto will satisfy. The premises to be sold as aforesaid are situated in the County of Burleigh, State of North Dakota, and are more particularly described as follows: LOT 12, BLOCK 6, NORTH LINCOLN SECOND ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LINCOLN, BURLEIGH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA. A.P.N.: CL-138-79-37-06-120 (Street Address: 148 Dolan Drive, Lincoln, ND 58504) Dated at Bismarck, North Dakota, this 6th day of December, 2010. /s/ Pat Heinert Pat Heinert, Sheriff of Burleigh County, N.D. By: /s/ Simon A. Scheett Deputy Sheriff Alan M. McDonagh Special Assistant Attorney General Attorney for Plaintiff 2810 17th Ave. S. Grand Forks, ND 58201 ND ID# 05502 12/17, 24 & 31 - 606167

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Bismarck City Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 2010, at 5:15 p.m. in the Tom Baker Meeting Room, City-County Building, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, to consider the following item: • Request of Red Door Homes and Security First Bank of North Dakota for approval of a zoning change from the PUD-Planned Unit Development zoning district to the CG-Commercial zoning district for Lot A1, Block 1, U-Rent Subdivision. The property is located along the east side of State Street near the intersection of 14th Street North and Mapleton Avenue. At this public hearing, the Board of City Commissioners will provide an opportunity for all interested persons to be heard with respect to this item. Interested persons may also submit written comments regarding this request prior to the meeting to the Community Development Department - Planning Division, PO Box 5503, Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5503, fax: 701- 222-6450, or e-mail Interested persons may also call 701-355-1840 with questions or for additional information. Description of this request is on file and may be viewed or copied any working day between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the City-County Community Development Department – Planning Division, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota. BOARD OF CITY COMMISSIONERS BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA Attest: W.C.Wocken City Administrator Dated this 8th day of December, 2010. 12/17 & 24 - 606183 NOTICE OF SALE Civil No. 08-10-C-01369 Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure by the District Court of the South Central Judicial District in and for the County of Burleigh and State of North Dakota, and entered and docketed in the Office of the Clerk of said Court on September 9, 2010, in an action wherein PHH Mortgage Corp fka PHH Mortgage Services was Plaintiff and Janice M. Lindsey; HSBC Bank Nevada N.A.; Discover Bank; Capital Credit Union; and any person in possession were Defendants, in favor of Plaintiff and against the Defendants for the sum of $73,721.51, which judgment and decree, among other things, direct the sale by me of the real property hereinafter described, to satisfy the amount of said judgment, with interest thereon and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of said sale will satisfy; and by virtue of a writ issued to me out of the office of the Clerk of said Court, I, Pat D. Heinert, Sheriff of Burleigh County, North Dakota, will sell the property described in the Judgment to the highest bidder for cash at public auction at the front door of the Courthouse in the City of Bismarck in the County of Burleigh and State of North Dakota, on January 4, 2011, at the hour of 1:15 P.M. (CT), to satisfy the amount due, with interest thereon, and the costs and expenses of such sale, or so much thereof as the proceeds of such sale will satisfy. The property to be sold is situated in the County of Burleigh and State of North Dakota, and described as follows: Lot Eight (8), Block Thirty-Five (35), Northern Pacific Second Addition to the City of Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota; a/k/a 507 North 10th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of December, 2010. /s/ Pat D. Heinert Pat D. Heinert Sheriff of Burleigh County, North Dakota By: /s/ Dan Wentz Deputy STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA ) )ss. COUNTY OF BURLEIGH ) On this 1st day of December, 2010, before me, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, personally appeared Dan Wentz, known to me to be the person who is described in, and whose name is subscribed to this instrument. /s/Norma J. Braddock Notary Public Burleigh County, North Dakota My Commission expires: 02/20/13 (Seal) MACKOFF KELLOGG LAW FIRM 38 Second Avenue East Dickinson, ND 58601 Attorneys for Plaintiff (Published: 12/10; 12/17; 12/24/10) 12/10, 17 & 24 - 606177

NOTICE OF HEARING N.D. INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OIL AND GAS DIVISION The North Dakota Industrial Commission will hold a public hearing at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at the N.D. Oil & Gas Division, 1016 East Calgary Ave., Bismarck, N. D. At the hearing the Commission will receive testimony and exhibits. Persons with any interest in the cases listed below, take notice. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: If at the hearing you need special facilities or assistance, contact the Oil and Gas Division at 701-328-8038 by Thursday, December 30, 2010.

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO: Case No. 13963: Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the Cornerstone Natural Resources LLC #4-26H Rawn, SESE Section 26, T.163N., R.90W., Burke County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13560: (Continued) Application of Cornerstone Natural Resources LLC, for an order establishing twenty-two 640-acre drilling units consisting of Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28 and 33,T.163N., R.90W., Sections 3, 4, 9, 10, 26 and 35, T.163N., R.91W., and Sections 2 and 11, T.162N., R.91W., all in Burke County, ND and allowing a horizontal well to be drilled in the Bakken Formation on each such spacing unit at any location not closer than 500 feet to the boundary of the spacing unit except that the toe and heel of any horizontal well should be allowed to be located as close as 200 feet to the boundary of the drilling unit, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13964: Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the American Oil & Gas, Inc. #15-7H Hodenfield, SWSE Section 7, T.157N., R.97W., Williams County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13773: (Continued) Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the American Oil & Gas, Inc. #15-36H Olson, SWSE Section 36,T.157N., R.98W., Williams County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13965: Application of Petro-Hunt LLC for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-03-88.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the North Tioga Bakken Pool described as Section 31, T.160N., R.94W. and Section 6, T.159N., R.94W., Burke County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 3808-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13966: Application of Hess Corp. for an order allowing oil and gas produced from the EN-Reitch-157-94-3229H-1, ENReitch-157-94-3229H-2, and EN-Reitch157-94-3229H-3 wells, Sections 29 and 32, T.157N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, to be commingled in a central production facility pursuant to NDAC § 43-02-03-48.1 and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13967: Application of Hess Corp. for an order allowing oil and gas produced from the EN-Ruland-155-94-1201H-1, ENRuland-155-94-1201H-2, and EN-Ruland155-94-1201 H-3 wells, Sections 1 and 12, T.155N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, to be commingled in a central production facility pursuant to NDAC § 43-02-03-48.1 and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13968: Application of Hess Corp. for an order allowing oil and gas produced from the EN-Weyrauch-154-93-1918H-1, EN-Weyrauch-154-93-1918H-2, and ENWeyrauch-154-93-1918H-3 wells, Sections 18 and 19, T.154N., R.93W., Mountrail County, ND, to be commingled in a central production facility pursuant to NDAC § 43-02-03-48.1 and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13969: Application of Hess Corp. for an order amending the field orders for the Antelope-Sanish Pool to include Sections 29 and 32, T.153N., R.94W., McKenzie County, ND, within Zone V, for which spacing has been established on the basis of one well per 640-acre spacing unit and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13970: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Antelope-Sanish Pool described as Sections 27 and 34, T.153N., R.94W., McKenzie County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13971: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Antelope-Sanish Pool described as Sections 30 and 31, T.153N., R.94W., McKenzie County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13972: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Antelope-Sanish Pool described as Sections 33 and 28, T.153N., R.94W., McKenzie County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13973: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Big Butte-Bakken Pool described as Sections 13 and 24, T.156N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13974: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Pleasant Valley-Bakken Pool described as Sections 29 and 32, T.157N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13975: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Tioga-Bakken Pool described as Sections 5 and 8,T.157N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 3808-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13976: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-

0388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Tioga-Bakken Pool described as Sections 17 and 20, T.157N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13977: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Manitou-Bakken Pool described as Sections 1 and 12, T.155N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13978: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Manitou-Bakken Pool described as Sections 13 and 24, T.155N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13979: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43-0203-88.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Robinson Lake-Bakken Pool described as Sections 31, 32, 33 and 34, T.155N., R.93W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13980: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Robinson Lake-Bakken Pool described as Sections 18 and 19, T.154N., R.93W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13981: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Robinson Lake-Bakken Pool described as Sections 21 and 16, T.154N., R.93W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13982: Application of Hess Corp. for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 020388.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Robinson Lake-Bakken Pool described as Sections 28 and 33, T.154N., R.93W., Mountrail County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13757: (Continued) Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the #2314H-1 AV-Iverson162-94 Hess Corp., SESW Section 23, T.162N., R.94W., Burke County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13758: (Continued) Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the Hess Corp. #2833H-1 En-Dolan-157-94, SWSE Section 21, T.157N., R.94W., Mountrail County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13983: Application of BTA Oil Producers, LLC for an order pursuant to NDAC § 43 02-03-88.1 pooling all interests in a spacing unit for the Stockyard CreekBakken Pool described as Sections 4 and 9, T.154N., R.99W., Williams County, ND, as provided by NDCC § 38-08-08, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13984: Application of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. LP for an order amending the applicable orders for the Sand Creek Bakken Pool to include Sections 14 and 23; Sections 15 and 22; and Sections 26 and 35, T.153N., R.97W., McKenzie County, ND, as 1280-acre spacing units in Zone III, in which spacing has been established on the basis of up to three horizontal wells per 1280-acres, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13985: Application of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co. LP for an order allowing up to seven horizontal wells to be drilled on two 1280-acre spacing units in the Blue Buttes-Bakken Pool described as Sections 1 and 12; and Sections 25 and 36, T.150N., R.96W., McKenzie County, ND, without regard to the Commission’s tool error policy, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13986: Temporary spacing to develop an oil and/or gas pool discovered by the Marathon Oil Co. #21-11H Spotted Bear USA, NENW Section 11, T.150N., R.90W., McLean County, ND, define the field limits, and enact such special field rules as may be necessary. Case No. 13987: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order amending the applicable orders for the McGregory Buttes-Bakken Pool to establish a 5120-acre spacing unit consisting of Sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 and 23, T.147N., R.94W., Dunn County, ND, as a single spacing unit with up to eight horizontal wells allowed to be drilled thereon at any location not closer than 500 feet to the north and south boundaries and 200 feet to the east and west boundaries of the spacing unit, without regard for the 1220-foot setback policy or the tool error policy, and such other relief as is appropriate. Case No. 13988: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order amending the applicable orders for the Bailey-Bakken Pool or the Moccasin Creek-Bakken Pool, to establish a 3840-acre spacing unit consisting of Sections 13, 14, 23, 24, 25 and 26,T.147N., R.93W., Dunn County, ND, as a single spacing unit with up to five horizontal wells allowed to be drilled thereon at any location not closer than 500 feet to the east and west boundaries and 200 feet to the north and south boundaries of the spacing unit, without regard for the 1220foot setback policy or the tool error policy, and such other relief as is appropriate.


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The Dow Jones industrial average rose 14 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 11,573.49. That’s its highest close since Aug. 28, 2008. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.07, or 0.2 percent, to 1,256.77. The Nasdaq composite index fell 5.88, or 0.2 percent, to 2,665.60. The three major indexes ended the shortened trading week higher. The Dow rose for the fourth straight


week, inching up 0.7 percent. The S&P 500 rose 1 percent, and the Nasdaq 0.8 percent. All three have gained more than 10 percent in 2010. The Nasdaq leads the way, up 17.5 percent for the year. Alcoa gained 1.3 percent to $15.34 to lead the 30 stocks that make up the Dow. Bank of America Corp. had the largest fall. It lost 2.4 percent to $13.06.


GOLD Selected world gold prices, Thursday. London morning fixing: $1384.00 off $3.00. London afternoon fixing: $1373.50 off 13.50. NY Handy & Harman: $1373.50 off $13.50. NY Handy & Harman fabricated: $1483.38 off $14.58. NY Engelhard: $1376.48 off $13.53. NY Engelhard fabricated: $1479.22 off $14.54. NY Merc. gold Dec Thu. $1380.00 off $6.80. NY HSBC Bank USA 4 p.m. Thu. $1380.00 off $6.00.

NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonferrous metal prices Thu. Aluminum -$1.1083 per lb., London Metal Exch. Copper -$4.2699 Cathode full plate, LME. Copper $4.2520 N.Y. Merc spot Thu. Lead - $2459.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $1.0477 per lb., London Metal Exch. Gold - $1373.50 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $1380.00 troy oz., NY Merc spot Thu. Silver - $29.330 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $29.310 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu. Platinum -$1722.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1723.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Thu. n.q.-not quoted, n.a.-not available r-revised

Australia 1.0043 .9997 .9957 1.0003 Britain 1.5424 1.5371 .6484 .6506 Canada .9900 .9865 1.0102 1.0137 China .1504 .1504 6.6494 6.6494 Denmark .1759 .1756 5.6850 5.6948 Euro 1.3114 1.3089 .7626 .7640 Hong Kong .1286 .1285 7.7767 7.7797 Japan .012065 .011964 82.89 83.59 Mexico .081004 .081126 12.3450 12.3265 Russia .0327 .0326 30.5717 30.6560 Sweden .1459 .1457 6.8540 6.8634 Switzerlnd 1.0421 1.0497 .9596 .9527 CANADIAN EXCHANGE $1 Canadian = 93 cents U.S. for sale to customer and 90 cents U.S. purchase from customer At the Bank of North Dakota Thursday

OIL PATCH Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 Posted price for N.D. Sweet Crude (40 gravity) SEMCRUDE ’10 BULLETIN 10-249 (Dec. 23), price per barrel .......... $70.20 NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE Crude oil, light sweet (NYM) 1,000 barrels, price per barrel February Last Change Open High Low 91.48 +1.00 90.61 91.63 90.33 NUMBER OF RIGS OPERATING Thursday (Dec. 23, 2010) Year ago 163 80

SILVER NEW YORK (AP) — Handy & Harman silver Thursday $29.330 off $0.045. H&H fabricated $35.196 off $0.054. The morning bullion price for silver in London $29.180 off $0.170. Engelhard $29.130 off $0.190. Engelhard fabricated $34.956 off $ NY Merc silver spot month Thursday $29.310 off $0.057.

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Reports show brighter economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Economic reports suggest employers are laying off fewer workers, businesses are ordering more computers and appliances, and consumers are spending with more confidence. Combined, the data confirm the economy is improving, and further job gains are expected in 2011. The economy’s outlook is brightening even though hiring has yet to strengthen

enough to reduce an unemployment rate near 10 percent. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 420,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the secondlowest level since July 2008. Applications have fallen below 425,000 in four of the past five weeks — a significant improvement after hovering

most of the year above 450,000. But the unemployment rate rose in November to 9.8 percent. And employers added only 39,000 net new jobs. Consumers spent more for the fifth straight month in November, the Commerce Department said. Their incomes rose, too. That was because of stock gains — not pay increases.

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Beach Bismarck Bowman Cleveland Dickinson-Woody’s Harvey Hensler Lemmon, S.D. McLaughlin,S.D. Max Napoleon New Salem Scranton Sterling-SCG Taylor Tuttle Underwood Watford City

+63.4 +10.0 +23.7 +27.6 +90.5 +4.0 +6.5 -39.9 +52.8 +35.3

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Stocks mixed before holiday NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended mixed in a light day of trading Thursday after reports showed small improvements in consumer spending and the job market. The Commerce Department reported that consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in November from the month before. That was slightly below expectations of a 0.5 percent gain. In a separate report, the Labor Department said the number of people applying for unemployment benefits for the first time dropped by 3,000 last week to 420,000. That number is just low enough to indicate modest job growth. “While you did not see a marked drop in the jobless numbers, there is a steady decline,” said Quincy Krosby, a market strategist at Prudential Financial. “When you look at the four-week moving average, it suggests that we are starting to see a floor in initial unemployment claims.”

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Previous Day’s Slaughter: Cows 7550 Bulls 725 Compared to Wednesday, slaughter cows and bulls steady to 2.00 higher. Lean Boners Breakers Premium White 90 Pct Lean 85 Pct Lean 75 Pct Lean 500 lbs and up 117.00-119.00 114.00-115.00 98.00-111.00 124.00127.00 400-500 lbs 112.00-115.00 104.00-112.00 88.00-111.00 350-400 lbs 107.00-112.00 Slaughter Bull Carcasses 92 Pct Lean 600 lbs and up 125.00-129.00 500-600 lbs 122.00-125.00 MINNEAPOLIS FUTURES SPRING WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Mar 11 867 875ß 863Ÿ 868Ÿ -¿ May 11 875Ÿ 881ß 870ß 874¿ -1¿ Jul 11 874ß 883 871ß 876 -1¿ Sep 11 868¿ 877 867Ÿ 869Ÿ -1Ÿ Dec 11 876 884¿ 874 877Ÿ -1¿ Prev. sales 5214 Prev. Open Int. 69473 chg.+1324

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Bismarck Tribune - Dec. 24, 2010  

The Dec. 24, 2010 edition of the Bismarck Tribune newspaper in North Dakota.

Bismarck Tribune - Dec. 24, 2010  

The Dec. 24, 2010 edition of the Bismarck Tribune newspaper in North Dakota.