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Appeals Court voids growth limit BY JASON deBRUYN

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MONROE Developers have been freed from paying extra fees for growth. Judge Christopher Collier with the N.C. Court of Appeals declared Union’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, or APFO, void and the county might have to pay back any fees collected. “This is a black day for Union County,” said former County

Commissioner Roger Lane, who was on the board that passed the ordinance. “I’m saddened by the decision.” Developers had the opposite reaction. “It’s a success for the property owners of North Carolina and Union County,” said Steve Nash a local developer who also serves on the Homebuilders Association. He called the APFO “extortion fees,” that were illegal. Thrice, in 1998, 2000 and 2005,

the Union County Board of Commissioners sought approval from the N.C. General Assembly to impose school impact fees on developers. Commissioners argued that the tax revenue generated from the new properties did not cover the cost to the county to build enough schools for the families moving in those houses. Commissioner Lanny Openshaw has long said that growth does not pay for itself, at least not at the current Union tax rate.

Nash said Openshaw was incorrect but that commissioners would just “throw away” any studies that proved developers were right in saying that growth does pay for itself. Furthermore, he said charging developers for growth was pinning the tail on the wrong donkey. “We just react to growth,” he said. “If we could create growth, we would go to Anson County

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Blythe Construction has scheduled a traffic shift of southbound traffic on 601 Thursday, December 10 2009. The nearly 4 mile long shift will begin at McRorie Road and end at Hargette Road. This shift will be cancelled if there is a threat of rain and a follow up announcement will be sent. Once the shift is done, northbound and southbound lanes will be open and in their final configuration. Both directions of traffic will be narrowed to one lane throughout the length of the shift to allow placement of the final asphalt layer. Please be prepared for slower traffic on southbound 601 from 8 a.m. until about 4 p.m. while crews perform the switch.

BIRTHDAYS Best wishes are extended to everyone who is celebrating a birthday today, especially: Jan Plyler, Lindsay Moore, Kevin Helms, Leslie Cook, Dayton Cook, Taylor Polk, Brady Kilgore, Bennie Blakely Sr., Quinchaz Dominique Williams and Taveta McGill. Call (704) 261-2278 or e-mail to add your names to t he list.

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Woman injured in downtown wreck BY ELISABETH ARRIERO

Staff Writer MONROE A woman was rushed to the hospital after a truck struck her car on the passenger side during lunchtime Tuesday in downtown Monroe.

Ma Albricia Mendoza, 40, of 2301 Forbis Lane, was driving East on Franklin Street about 1:40 p.m. when she drove through the intersection and struck a Honda CRV traveling South on Haynes Street. The driver, Bobbie Hunter Poplin, 68, of 507 Sikes Mill Road, struck a

pole after the impact. Responders took her to CMC-Union when they noticed cuts on her right hand and Poplin complained of pain. Investigating officer David Godfrey said he cited Mendoza. “I talked to two witnesses who said she ran a red light and it had been red for a bit,” he said.

Councilman says farewell after 16 years BY ELISABETH ARRIERO

Staff Writer

WAXHAW Explaining that his heart wouldn’t be fully devoted to the position if he’d stayed four more years, Commissioner Sylvester McManus said goodbye to 16 years as a commissioner Tuesday at Waxhaw’s board meeting. “It’s been quite a run, a lot of fun,” he said. “I am just totally burned out.” McManus did not seek re-election this November. Commis-

sioner Max Walker, who was not re-elected to office, was not present at the meeting. McManus noted how the world had changed since he first started on the board in 1993: in that year, a first class stamp was 29 cents, the Best Picture Winner was “Unforgiven” and his son and daughter were 7 and 5 respectively. Now his children are 23 and 21. “It’s amazing how time flies,” he said. “I know when it’s time to walk away. “

Mayor Daune Gardner applauded McManus, saying McManus had “served Waxhaw with dedication and integrity. “ McManus accepted a plaque and mug from the council before new Commissioners Erin Kirkpatrick and Brett Diller took their oath of office, as well as re-elected Commissioner Joyce Blythe. The new board voted to amend the parking regulations in the

See COUNCIL / Page 9A

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina regulators have signed off on a plan in which Duke Energy Corp.’s 1.8 million electric customers in the state will see their bills go up next month and rise 7 percent on average over the next two years — nearly half the increase originally sought by the utility. The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a two-step agreement to let Duke Energy raise rates Jan. 1 by an average 3.8 percent, followed by a 3.2 percent increase in January 2011, according to the utility. Residential customers on average would pay a little more — 7.5 to 8 percent over two years. Other customers will see increases from 4.8 to 7.4 percent, Duke said. The deal, reached with the commission staff ’s consumer representatives in October and approved Monday by the full commission, allows Duke Energy to generate an additional $315 million annually through its first general rate increase since 1991. Duke said it needed the increase to keep up with inflation while investing in its electric infrastructure. “We are pleased that the (commission) recognized how this settlement balances the challenging economic climate with the

See RATES / Page 1A

Restaurants line up for liquor permits BY ELISABETH ARRIERO

Staff Writer

MONROE In the month since it was passed, liquor by the drink has meant increased revenue and extended hours for restaurants in Indian Trail, Wingate and Waxhaw. Mark Kennedy, co-owner of SouthSiders, said he had the fire marshal at his store two days after the election to make sure he was up to code. Soon after, Kennedy drove to Raleigh to get his malt beverage permit. His restaurant was the first to offer alcohol in Waxhaw; they’ve been serving it for two weeks. “We were really ready to go,” he said. “It’s definitely improved

our bottom line, obviously.” And now, Kennedy doesn’t have to shut down his restaurant with the rest of the town in the early afternoon on weekends: he’s staying open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. “Last Saturday we had a live band. People just came in and had a grand time,” he said. Kennedy said he’s waiting to apply for his liquor permit until he can find a place to store the liquor bottles. For now, he has 13 beers to offer his clientele. Teresa Allen, owner of Bear’s Lair Sports Bar and Grill in Indian Trail, said she’s been able to bring back 50-cent wings on select nights because of the revenue generated from liquor sales.

She’s having a grand re-opening of her store – featuring the 50-cent wings – this Saturday. And both Allen and Kennedy have heard that people are no longer taking their money to neighboring counties. “We have many new faces that come in who have never been because they used to go to Beantown [restaurant in Matthews] or somewhere else,” Allen said. “It’s nice for people to spend their money where they live instead.” North Carolina is one of 19 states that controls the sale of alcohol. While some states control the warehousing, others actually own the stores, too. In North Car-

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Businesses in Indian Trail that have applied for or received permits for on premise beer, liquor or wine include: • House Of Kabuki • K & J FOODS LLC • Jan’s Deli and Grill • Pizza Palace • El Paso Mexican Eatery • Bear’s Lair Sports Bar & Grill • Bonterra Village Market & Café • Center Ice Tavern • Genaro’s Rotisserie • Jukebox Deli & Café • New York Pizza & Pasta • Pebble Creek Golf Course • Rossini’s Italian Restaurant • Walgreen #07401

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DEATHS Phyllis F. Torrioni

INDIAN TRAIL Phyllis F. Torrioni, 78, of Charlotte died at CMCMain on November 30, 2009. Services will be on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 4 p.m. at McAlpine Terrace, 6130 Pineburr Road, Charlotte, NC 28211. She was born September 27, 1931 in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. to the late George Cenname and Matilda Denizzo Cenname. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Torrioni. She is survived by her daughter, Georgeanne Golovner; grand daughter, Samantha Golovner; brother, Frank Cenname; sister, Roselyn Corry; and a niece, a nephew and great-nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.

Betty Clay

CONCORD Mrs. Betty Clay, 62, died Monday, December 7, 2009 at Levine Dickson Hospice House. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Indian Trail, is serving the family of Mrs. Clay.

Angela C. Kelly

CHARLOTTE Ms. Angela Christine Kelly, 41, of Charlotte, died Saturday, December 5, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Indian Trail, is serving the family of Ms. Kelly

Amanda Singleton

KANNAPOLIS Amanda Lean Butler Singleton, 84, died at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. Arrangements are incomplete and are handled by Clark Funeral Home.

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JFK’s doctor in Dallas dies DALLAS (AP) — Dr. Malcolm Oliver Perry II, who attended to President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, has died. He was 80. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the teaching hospital for Parkland, said Monday that Perry died Saturday in Tyler after a battle with lung cancer. Perry was an assistant professor of surgery at UT Southwestern and a vascular surgeon on the Parkland staff when he became the first staff surgeon to treat Kennedy. In an extensive interview by the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination, Perry recalled taking the case over from the senior resident, checking the president’s vital signs and finding none but noting a convulsive effort to breath. He performed a tracheotomy on the president while other staff doctors and surgeons gathered to help. Perry and another surgeon performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Kennedy until no brain activity was detected on the trauma room instruments. At 1 p.m., Kennedy was declared dead by Dr. Kemp Clark, the UT Southwestern neurosurgery chairman, from a catastrophic head wound.

“Whenever the subject threatened to come up, he’d raise an eyebrow and that would be that.” Dr. Robert McClelland

Dr. Robert McClelland was the last surgeon to attend Kennedy in Trauma Room 1. McClelland, a longtime friend and Parkland and UT Southwestern colleague of Perry’s, remembers that the shock of realizing whom they were treating faded quickly when they entered the trauma room. “At Parkland we’re accustomed, all of us are, to treating many different cases,” McClelland told The Associated Press on Monday. “Of course, it’s the president,” he said. Was it hard to put that aside? “No, not really. Everything was so rapidly happening that we were called on the peak of the moment.” Perry told the commission that the neck wound Kennedy suffered

from the sniper’s first rifle shot would likely have not been fatal. However, he testified that neither he nor Clark could tell from their examinations from where the bullets came. The vascular surgeon also was one of the doctors to operate on presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, who was shot two days after Kennedy’s death by Jack Ruby. After a long career, Perry retired in 2000 as professor emeritus of surgery at UT Southwestern. But McClelland, now 80, said that after the assassination his friend never mentioned their role in the case, and that they never discussed it even among themselves. “No, we didn’t, for reasons he kept to himself. Immediately after, he had a bad experience with interviews that hurt him deeply. Whenever the subject threatened to come up, he’d raise an eyebrow and that would be that,” he said. Perry was born in Allen, Texas, a once-tiny farming-and-railroad town about 20 miles north of Dallas that is now one of the city’s fastestgrowing suburbs. He was raised by his grandfather and namesake, Dr. Malcolm O. Perry I, a general practitioner in the small town. Associated Press writer Jamie Stengle contributed to this report.

Malpractice case settlements are online RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Medical consumers can now check whether their doctor has been convicted of a crime, lost a malpractice lawsuit or negotiated a settlement to close a malpractice case. The North Carolina Medical Board has expanded its Web site to include the data for its 35,000 licensed physicians and physician assistants, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday. Fewer than 1 percent, or 221, have reported malpractice payments since May 2008, the starting date for the reporting requirement. Since 2000, 2,618 have had at least one medical malpractice payment. About two dozen licensing boards in several states already publish malpractice information, medical board lawyer Thomas Mansfield said. All public disciplinary documents from the North Carolina board’s files were already online. But the regulatory

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board’s disclosure of more information about the background of health providers has been sought and resisted for years. Critics said the medical board had not done enough to protect people from bad doctors. The regulators pushed for a change in state law allowing it to share more information. The General Assembly in 2007 decided to require the board to publish malpractice payments, misdemeanor and felony convictions, hospital suspensions and discipline by medical boards in other states. The medical board then planned to publish all malpractice settlements and judgments going back seven years. But doctors, hospitals and their insurers and defense lawyers objected to posting older malpractice data, saying legal settlements often include legally binding secrecy clauses that would be violated. Many medical malpractice payments are made for reasons un-

related to poor medical care, said Mike Edwards, a spokesman for the North Carolina Medical Society, a trade group for 11,000 physician members. It can be cheaper for a doctor to settle a malpractice claim than fight it in court, physicians’ advocates say, so only payments that stem from poor medical care should be published. “Consumers should know that,” Edwards said. This summer, the General Assembly directed the medical board to start publicizing settlements of more than $75,000 reached since May 1, 2008. Judgments, which are decided by judges or juries after a trial, going back seven years will be posted. Payment amounts and information that identifies patients will not be published on the medical board’s Web site. ___ North Carolina Medical Board:

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Burr challenger is back in race By James Romoser.

Media General News Service RALEIGH Cal Cunningham, a Democrat from Lexington, shook up the race for U.S. Senate yesterday, less than a month after ruling himself out of the race. On Nov. 9, Cunningham - long rumored to be mulling a run for Senate - wrote to supporters that a 2010 run would be “the wrong race at the wrong time for me and my family.� But after being coaxed by Democratic leaders in Washington, Cunningham changed his mind. He told supporters in an e-mail and Web video yesterday that he would challenge the Republican incumbent, Sen. Richard Burr, because he wants to fight against powerful interests and help create jobs for ordinary North Carolinians. Cunningham, 36, is an attorney, a former state legislator, and a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves who served in the Iraq war. Two other Democrats are also organizing campaigns for a Senate run. They are Ken Lewis, an attorney who lives in Chapel Hill, and Elaine Marshall, North Carolina’s secretary of state. Both Lewis and Marshall criticized Cunningham yesterday for reversing his earlier decision not to run. “I just don’t understand Cal,� Lewis said. “Today he says he’s entering this race because the mission is so important, and yet 26 days ago I guess the mis-

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sion must not have been either clear or important to him.� Marshall’s campaign consultant, Thomas Mills, called Cunningham “the hokey-pokey candidate.� “First he’s in, then he’s out. Now he’s in. Where’s he going to be next week?� Mills said. “He wouldn’t get in it until he got the nod from Washington power brokers.� Cunningham, who works in Winston-Salem, is widely seen as the preferred candidate of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the arm of the national party that can provide crucial fundraising support to Democrats running in close races. Earlier this year, the DSCC tried - and failed - to recruit several well-known North Carolina Democrats to run for Senate. After Cunningham bowed out of the race last month, the DSCC asked him to reconsider. In an interview yesterday, Cunningham would not discuss his conversations with national Democrats, nor would he elaborate on what has changed in the past month that motivated him to get in the race. “Running for the Senate is about winning, and it’s about serving North Carolina, and I see a path to victory today that wasn’t there a month ago,� Cunningham said. Many Democrats believe that Burr, of Winston-Salem, is vulnerable. They are hoping for a reprise of the 2008 Senate race in North Carolina, when Democrat Kay

Hagan, a state legislator with little initial name recognition, trounced former Sen. Elizabeth Dole. A poll conducted last month by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm in Raleigh, showed Burr with a 40 percent approval rating. That’s low for an incumbent. But the same poll showed Burr with big leads in hypothetical match-ups against Marshall and Lewis. The poll did not test a Burr-Cunningham match-up. The poll surveyed 711 North Carolina voters from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11; the margin of error was plus or minus 3.7 percent. Burr’s top political adviser, Paul Shumaker, said yesterday that the political climate in 2010 will likely be very different from what it was in 2008. He tried to tie all three Democratic candidates to the current Democraticled Congress. “In 2008, Democrats were running as the outsider against a Washington establishment focused on the Bush administration,� Shumaker said. “Their call now has to be, ‘We like Harry,’� he added, referring to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. Despite low approval ratings, Burr will not be vulnerable to some of the criticisms that hurt Dole last year. Unlike Dole, for

instance, he is a native North Carolinian who spends a lot of time in the state. Cunningham was already on the attack yesterday, using strong language to call Burr ineffective. “After 15 years in Congress, he has little to show for his service, and here we are in one of the most challenging times in a generation,� Cunningham said. “And after having voted down the line to drive our country into the ditch, he has not become part of the solution.� Before facing off against Burr, one of the Democrats will have to win the Democratic primary, which is scheduled for May 4. The general election will be on Nov. 2. All three Democratic candidates are lawyers. Two of them work at leading white-shoe law firms: Cunningham works at the Winston-Salem office of Kilpatrick Stockton, and Lewis works at the Durham office of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. Marshall also worked as a lawyer before serving one term in the N.C. Senate and then, in 1996, winning her first of four terms as secretary of state. She was the first woman to be elected to an executive-branch position in North Carolina. Reach James Romoser at jromoser@wsjournal. com or at 919-210-6794.

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he AARP used to be known as the American Association of Retired Persons. For years it has presented itself as advocacy group dedicated to the best interests of America’s senior citizens. We have to wonder, though, just whom the organization really serves. There is a warm and pleasing story about how the AARP came to be. Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired high school principal, founded the group in 1958. It grew out of the National Retired Teachers Association, which Andrus had founded in 1947. The idea was to promote the independence and dignity of seniors and help them get health insurance. Well, the group grew into a powerful lobby for seniors and boasts U.S. membership numbers second only to the Roman Catholic Church. However, some say an insurance salesman named Leonard Davis should get a lot more credit for the AARP. According to an Oct. 1, 1988, story published in Money Magazine, Davis put up the money to found AARP in order to sell insurance to members. Davis later founded his own insurance company and raked in hundreds of millions over the years as AARP membership grew. Critics such as Consumer Reports, though, at times ranked the insurance sold to AARP members as offering less protection at greater cost than plans sold outside the organization. The Money article says that after a fired AARP executive named Harriet Miller charged in a lawsuit that Davis controlled the organization and used it as a cover to sell insurance, things began to change somewhat. AARP no longer sold only Davis’ policies, but expanded offerings. AARP doesn’t like to talk about Davis — indeed, we could find no mention of him in the official AARP history on its Web site. But the group has continued to use its membership as a cash-generating machine. AARP is not an insurance company. But it rakes in hundreds of millions every year by allowing its name to be used by insurers — $652.7 million last year, according to an Oct. 27 Wall Street Journal story that referenced the group’s financial records. Only $249.3 million came from membership dues. Which brings us to a key point: AARP has come out in favor of health care reform legislation floating around Congress. Many AARP members are on Medicare. And many are also enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Yet health care reform would cut funding for both programs. What it would also do, however, is open up greater opportunities to sell insurance to cover the so-called Medicare gap — the amount between what Medicare will pay and what a patient owes. And — big surprise — you can buy such coverage through AARP. And that makes us wonder whether they are more concerned about their members’ interests or their own bottom line. Texarkana Gazette

Taxpayers are treated like chumps As a sign of the end of the Great Recession or as the heralding of the roots of the next one Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s investment bank are set to hand out 30 billion in combined bonuses to employees this year. The companies are referring to them as earned but let’s call it what it is. The firms, which received historic bailouts from the US taxpayers in order to keep their jobs on Wall Street, are now using that same taxpayer money to go back to business as usual. It’s all further evidence that no one in the financial district learned anything from the Great Recession and what’s worse, they don’t care. The Bush and the Obama administration didn’t put in any safeguards to make sure this very thing didn’t happen. Tax payer dollars were given away by the billions to people who created the mess but without any safety measures to make sure they didn’t repeat their mistakes. It’s difficult to be surprised that we’re now being treated like chumps. The solution would have been to get a contract in place back when the financial world was clamoring for our help, just like that uncle who always needs a little money to pull things together. But no one in Washington even asked them to come up with a timeline, much less an actual repayment plan. Everything was done on the honor system with the same people who were trading securities that

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couldn’t be sustained in the first place. Perhaps they’re not sure how the rest of us are required to do business and ironically by the very institutions who are doling out our money. It’s very simple really, which any small business owner or average homeowner could help the bigwigs on Wall Street to understand. It goes like this: a company or a person borrows money and before they take large amounts out of the company or their savings to spend deliriously upon themselves, they pay the loan back. Today that’s all wishful thinking. There is no provision to force any of these institutions to repay the American taxpayers so that the money can be spent on new roads, better schools, that arguedover health care system or a myriad of other things that might actually benefit the ones who put in the money in the first place. However, this is America, which means there’s one clause in all of this that gives us some say-so in how our money is spent. That’s when we all gather together to vote and it’s so powerful that large

blocs of voters have been known to change the way things are done just by getting behind a single idea. No one in the financial arena of Washington or New York is listening to the American taxpayer right now. It’s as if they think we’re so exhausted from that job hunt that we don’t have time to realize we’re being cheated with repercussions for years to come. But we can prove them wrong. Go to https://writerep. h o u s e. g ov / w r i t e re p / we l come.shtml and find out how to write your representative. Demand that we have a say not only in how our money is spent but when and how it will be paid back. Make everyone in this country play by the same rules otherwise democracy really is coming to an end. As it stands now we bear more of a resemblance to the royalist government of 1775 that thought taxation without representation was just dandy. But it was the average men and women who came together back then to show the world that enough was enough. Use your voice and your vote and stop taking this one on the chin and in the wallet. Put meaning back into the idea of a democratic nation. *** Ask Martha how to get to your dream and receive a free gift of Martha’s new Big Adventure book, The 3 x 5 Game - www.marthasbigadventure. com. Email Martha at:

Friends don’t let friends drive dangerously By Stephen Wallace

Guest columnist Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk was once the rallying cry for an army of young people campaigning to curb impaired driving among their peers. In it lies a simple proposition: that friends have a special responsibility to keep each other safe and alive. And it worked! From the early eighties to the mid-nineties, alcohol-related crash deaths among youth plummeted by 60 percent. Thousands and thousands of lives saved through the selfless act of speaking up to protect another. What a concept. And one that research from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and Liberty Mutual Insurance suggests could play an equally effective role in decreasing other threats to young drivers – and passengers – on the roadway. Triple Threat What are those threats and how prevalent are they? Ac-

cording to SADD and Liberty Mutual: 91 percent of teens say they speed; 90 percent talk on a cell phone while driving; and 73 percent read and send text messages while driving. Yikes! And what about the passengers? Well, almost the exact same percentages report riding in cars with drivers who engage in those behaviors behind the wheel. That’s the bad news. The good news is that a clear majority of teen drivers say they would change their habits if their friends asked them to: Speeding: 79 percent Talking on a cell phone: 68 percent Text messaging: 89 percent Unfortunately, many teens are reluctant to speak up when a friend is driving dangerously. For example, less than half report they would say something to the driver about speeding (41 percent), talking on a cell phone (18 percent), or text messaging

(46 percent). Brain Drain Further complicating this already complicated problem is the fact that teens are experiencing significant physical changes in their brains (pruning of gray matter) – particularly in areas linked to the processing of information and judgment. Marisa Silveri, Ph.D., of the Neuroimaging Center at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts points out that it is during this very time that a young person’s ability to “put the brakes” on quick, less thought-out responses may be compromised. All the more reason the voice of a friend can be a lifesaver. Speak Up or Else It’s time to change some social norms once again, just like almost thirty years ago when young people forcefully rebranded impaired driving as decidedly “uncool.” Social norms, being the commonly held or understood expectations for behavior, are powerful tools through which we define appropriate beliefs,

thoughts and, perhaps most important, behaviors. Conforming to those norms is one way teens seek inclusion – as opposed to exclusion – from the all-important peer group. Remaining connected to one’s peer group and, more to the point, accepted by it is a significant motivator for teens embarking on the long journey of establishing an identity to call their own, becoming independent from Mom and Dad, and developing close, more adultlike relationships with others their age. Through the “Speak Up or Else” campaign sponsored by the Ad Council and a coalition of state attorneys general and consumer protection agencies, young people are encouraged to change social norms related to driving behaviors by, well, saying something! The campaign asks, ”Why speak up?” And answers, “Because reckless driving is the #1 killer of 15- to 20-year-olds.” A key point of the campaign is to make sure that young people understand that how they

communicate is up to them, as most kids likely don’t want to appear preachy or alarmist. Saying things in their own way works just as well, probably better, than someone else’s way. Whatever way, the scourge of distracted, dangerous driving among teens must be addressed – and who better to address it than teens themselves? And at what better time? December, which also happens to be national Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month, is a great time to spread some holiday cheer with the intangible but priceless gift of caring for a friend. And preventing senseless automobilerelated tragedies is the best present going. One that can last a lifetime. Stephen Wallace, author of Reality Gap: Alcohol, Drugs, and Sex— What Parents Don’t Know and Teens Aren’t Telling, serves as national chairman and chief executive officer of SADD, Inc. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent counselor.

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Red Cross blood drives

MONROE The Union County chapter of the American Red Cross has the following blood drives scheduled: â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Monroe, 109 Morrow Ave., Monroe, sponsored by Lions Club of Monroe. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., District Court judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, 400 N. Main St., Monroe. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 21. 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Hopewell Baptist Church, 420 Hopewell Church Road, Monroe. For more information on these blood drives or to schedule a blood drive, contact the American Red Cross, Union County chapter, at 704-283-7402.

CBC plans blood drives

MONROE Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will have the following blood drives in November in Union County: â&#x20AC;˘ Monday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mount Moriah Methodist Church, 6722 Highway 218 East, New Salem. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Joseph Asher Burn Replacement Drive, 2028 Wesley Chapel Road, Indian Trail. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Monroe, 1212 E. Sunset Drive. â&#x20AC;˘ Dec. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union Square Cinema 8, 1911 Dickerson Blvd.; free movie ticket to all presenting donors. Donors must weigh a minimum of 120 pounds. Call 704-972-4700 to make an appointment at any location.

Soldier coin fundraiser

Union County Antique Tractor Club charter members Eddie Cathey, left, and Reid Helms, right, fill the arms of Christmas Bureau director Gloria Haney with toys collected from the tractor clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75 members at its annual Christmas party Saturday evening.

Pancake breakfast with Santa

monroe Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will host a pancake breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Dec. 12 to raise money for Union Elementary School. The breakfast includes three pancakes, sausage and a beverage of choice. Santa and one of his elves will be on hand for pictures and to see who has been naughty or nice. The breakfast is $6 and must be prepaid to the Union Elementary PTO by 2 p.m. Dec. 11. For more information, call 704-624-5400. Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is located at 2239 W. Roosevelt Blvd. in Monroe.

Turning Point Christmas drive

MONROE Union County Mommies is collecting hygiene items for Turning Point, a domestic violence shelter for women and children, through Dec. 18. Items needed are deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, tampons and pads. Scented body lotion, bath loofahs or sponges, liquid body wash or shower gel may also be donated. Union County Mommies will pick up items anywhere in Union County. Donations will go to the shelter for Christmas. Items are tax deductible. To donate, call Sheila Jones at 704-281-7621 or email

Benefit breakfast for Simpson family Wingate VFD UNIONVILLE Lakeview Baptist Christmas tree lot Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church will have a benefit breakfast for the Mike Simpson family on Dec. 12 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Emmanuel, 3816 Morgan Mill Road. Simpson has been diagnosed with liver cancer. Minimum donation, $6; proceeds will go to help offset medical costs. Checks should be made payable to Lakeview Baptist Church for the Mike Simpson Fund.

WINGATE The Wingate Volunteer Fire Department has opened a Christmas tree lot, with proceeds going to the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operating expenses. The lot will be open until trees sell out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The lot is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 74 and Bivens Street, near SunTrust Bank in Wingate.

Gel inserts for soldiers

INDIAN TRAIL Union West Rotary has issued a challenge to all Union County Rotary Clubs. The club will match up to $1,000 to purchase 500 pairs of gel inserts for soldiers. Gel inserts help with foot comfort and fatigue, as they wear their boots for up to 20 hours a day. Union West Rotary is joining in this campaign with the Charlotte South Park Rotary Club by challenging the Union County clubs to help exceed the 500 pairs goal. Any Union County Rotarian, or anyone who would just like to participate in the challenge may send a check to Union West Rotary, P.O. Box 505, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

Literacy Council wish list

Monroe The following items will help the Literacy Council serve students and tutors: â&#x20AC;˘ Volunteer tutors to work with adult learners one-on-one or in small groups for two hours per week. Free training is provided. â&#x20AC;˘ Workshop snacks and paper products: nonperishable cookies, salty

MONROE Members of the Family Readiness Group are raising money to purchase unit coins for soldiers in the Bravo Battery 1st Battalion 113th Field Artillery. These unit coins, also known as challenge coins among other names, identify their bearers as unit members.Family members are expecting the cost of the coins to be between $3,500 and $4,000. They have set up an account at the State Employees Credit Union under the name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coins of Courage.â&#x20AC;? Anyone wishing to donate money can do so at any SECU. The unit would like to have the coins delivered for presentation while the unit is still deployed.


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• MONROE-UNION BREAKFAST ROTARY, 7:30 a.m., Golden Corral Restaurant. For details, call 704-507-3956. • WAXHAW COUNCIL UNION COUNTY CHAMBER, 8 a.m., Waxhaw Town Hall. • JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL, 8 a.m., Union County Health Department. Details, Becky Smith, 704289-4169. •  EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-2824657. •  TODDLER TIME, 9:30 a.m., Marshville Library, for children ages 12 months to 36 months. • STORY TIME, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Waxhaw Library, for ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-843-3131. •  STORY TIME, 10 a.m., Marshville Library, for ages 3 to 5. For details, call 704-624-2828. • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 10 a.m. at the shelter. Details, 704283-7233. • SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. • TODDLER TIME, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., Union West Regional Library. For ages 18 to 36 months. • BASIC INTERNET CLASS, 10:30 a.m., Monroe Library. Free. Registration required; call 704283-8184. • BABY TIME, 11 a.m., Monroe Library. Details, 704-283-8184. •  STORY TIME, 11:30 a.m., Union West Regional Library, for children ages 3 to 5. • MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASS, 3 p.m., Monroe Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-2838184. • MAIL MERGE CLASS, 3 p.m., Monroe Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-2838184. • E-MAIL BASICS CLASS, 3 p.m., Waxhaw Library. Free. Registration required; call 704-8433131. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • CLASSIC CRUISERS, 7 p.m., Poplin Place shopping center, West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe. For information, contact Jim Collura at 704-289-6208 or •  WAXHAW ABC BOARD, 7:30 p.m. meeting at the ABC store. For information, call 704-8434330. • BINGO, 7:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Association Post No. 14, 620 Roosevelt Blvd., $2,500 program. Doors open at 5 p.m. For details, call 704-283-6165. • NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church administrative building, 501 Burke St. Details, 704-8214256, 704-763-0784.

Thursday, Dec. 10

• UNION WEST ROTARY, 7:30 a.m., civic building behind Indian Trail Town Hall. For details, call Sean Helms, 704-8499332. • WAXHAW-WEDDINGTON SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB, 7:30 a.m., Rippington’s Restaurant, 109 W. South Main St., Waxhaw. Details, Jerry Simpson, 704-363-2173. • BASIC INTERNET CLASS, 10 a.m., Union West Library. Free. Registration required; call 704821-7475. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Union West Library. Details, 704-821-7475. •  KIWANIS CLUB OF MONROE, noon to 1 p.m., Rolling Hills Country Club. Call 704-289-9429. •  SENIOR CITIZENS CANASTA, 12:30 p.m. , Ellen Fitzgerald Center. For information, call Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center at 704-282-4657.

• HOMEWORK HELP NIGHT, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monroe Library. For grades one through eight. Details, Kim, 704-283-8184, ext. 238. • THURSDAY TALES, 5 p.m., Monroe Library. For ages 5 and up and their caregivers. Details, 704-283-8184. • MOTHER/DAUGHTER KNITTING CLASS, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monroe Library. For ages 8 to 12. To register, call 704-2838184, ext. 231. • UNION COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP BOARD, 5:30 p.m., Department of Social Services Auditorium, 1212 W. Roosevelt Blvd. • PILOT CLUB OF MONROE, executive board meeting, 6 p.m., David Tucker Construction. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387; 704377-0244. •  WAXHAW TOPS #613 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Waxhaw Bible Church, 6810 Pleasant Grove Road. Details, 704-843-5518 or 704-254-3880. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Sunset group, 6 p.m., 1010 McManus St., Monroe. Details, 704-219-6245. • UNION COUNTY CRUISERS, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Mall, next to Pizza Hut. Custom and classic cars. Details, 704-2381600. • SENIOR DANCE, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Center, Line dancing and ballroom dancing. Details, 704-282-4657. •  BINGO, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Indian Trail VFW, 100 VFW Lane, Indian Trail; $500 jackpot. For details, call 704-821-9753. • PARENTS WITH LD/ ADD SUPPORT GROUP, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian, 302 Windsor St. For more details, call Carol Murray, 704-283-4740. •  WEDDINGTON OPTIMIST CLUB, 7 p.m., Weddington Optimist Park, state Route 84. For details, call Aubrey Moore, 704-283-1805 or Ron Stamey, 704-846-1754. • BOY SCOUT TROOP 98, 7 p.m., Hemby Bridge Church, 6010 Mill Grove Road. For details, call 704882-3482. • AUTISM SOCIETY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Union County chapter family support meeting, 7 p.m., Walter Bickett Education Center, 501 Lancaster Ave., Monroe. Details, 704-724-0855. • MARSHVILLE RESEARCH CLUB, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church library, Marshville. Details, 704-624-5289. • AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 27, 7:30 p.m., Sutherland Avenue post. • COCAINE ANONYMOUS meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Friendship Home, 2111 Stafford St. Ext., Monroe. • AL-ANON, 8 p.m., First Step Recovery Center, 1623 Sunset Drive, Monroe. Details, 704-2830944, 704-764-7651.

Friday, Dec. 11

• EXERCISE CLASS, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center. Open to ages 55 and up. For details, call 704-2822657. • MOMS CLUB INDIAN TRAIL AREA, 9:30 a.m., Indian Trail Presbyterian Church. Details, Kristen, momsclubita@ or Kelly, 704846-6737. • SENIOR FITNESS CLASS, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Bazemore Center, Winchester Avenue, Monroe. Free to all senior citizens. Details, 704-282-4654. • BABY TIME, 10:30 a.m., Edwards Library, Marshville. Details, 704624-2828. • TURNING POINT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP, 4 p.m. at the shelter. Details, 704-283-7233. • MONROE CRUISEIN, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., downtown Monroe. Details, 704292-1705; www.monroenc. org. •  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Low Bottom group, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., old Belk building, 200 Stewart St., Monroe. Details, 704-332-4387.

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Wife bewildered by husbands pursuit of history DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Bud,” and I have been married more than 50 years. It has been a great half-century. We have good jobs and a fantastic family. A problem has arisen recently that I need advice about. When I met Bud, I wasn’t a virgin. I wasn’t promiscuous, but I did end several dates with a “grand finale.” Bud knew about it and was OK with it then, and he’s still OK with it now. But he keeps asking me to describe those dates down to the most intimate detail. He says they are part of our “family history,” just like our school activities and other events with family and friends before we started going together. I’m not sure I can remember everything, but Bud wants to hear about those things I can recall. What do you think about this? -- CAUGHT OFF GUARD

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DEAR CAUGHT: I’d be fascinated to know why, after more than 50 years, your husband is suddenly pumping you for the information. Could he find the idea of you and another man titillating? To me, “family history” begins when a couple forms a family, not before. If discussing the subject of your premarital sexual experiences makes you uncomfortable, then don’t take the bait because if you do, I have a hunch your husband will never stop fishing.

*** DEAR ABBY: I work for a national package delivery company. It’s nearing what we refer to as “peak season” (Christmas). We try our best to deliver the much-anticipated packages on time, but sometimes we are unable to find the addresses. If there are no names or numbers on the mailboxes or on the houses, we waste a lot of time trying to locate the right residence through the process of elimination. What concerns us most is, if we -- experienced delivery people -- have problems finding a residence, we know an emergency vehicle will encounter the same problem. A few minutes’ delay can result in a tragic outcome if an EMT is unable to find a house. Please advise your readers to post their addresses clearly. If they do, it will help all of

Horoscopes Dec. 9, 2009

Dennis the Menace and perhaps rightfully so, but this doesn’t give you license to take it out on the undeserving. Guard your temper. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Your competence will be extremely evident to others today, but not necessarily to you. When you think less of yourself it could deprive you of the success and the achievements you’re seeking. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) If you allow emotions to rule your thinking today, there is a good chance you could end up rewarding the undeserving and ignore the very people who have been trying to help you. Be discerning. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Clarify your objectives before you set out today, or you could get off on the wrong road, working very hard only to find out you’re going no place fast. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - It might be wise to avoid breeding grounds for discord, such as involving yourself today with people whose politics or religious beliefs totally conflict with your own way of thinking.

In the year ahead it could be nonromantic involvements you have with members of the opposite gender that will prove to the ones that’ll advance some very specific hopes and expectations you have pertaining your work or career. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Involvements with the wrong people or firms could place you in an environment where their lack of ethics could cause a lot of trouble. Should this occur, make an exit as soon as you can. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - All it would take is a small misjudgment on your part that could put you in an awkward position today where you’re expected to champion an unpopular cause against some very uncomfortable odds. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - Although you’re not likely to set the example you think is proper and necessary, you might expect others to do so. If you won’t do it yourself, it isn’t likely they will do so either.

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) - That long shot you’re hoping will come in first isn’t likely to even get out of the starting gates. Don’t make the mistake of taking a gamble on anything that has pronounced element of chance. ARIES (March 21-April 19) It’s important you find the middle ground when dealing with others today because being either too tough or too lenient on them would both prove to be unproductive and yield little. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The spirit may be willing today, but when you actually attempt to put out a bit of effort, you might fail at the first test of resistance and find it far too hard to muster up the necessary physical effort. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - If you are inclined to give something away today that you consider to be of value, don’t attach any strings to it. If you can’t dispose of it freely, then sell it at a price you can live with. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - A frustrating development could really get your dander up,


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us to have a safer and happier holiday season. -- SANTA’S HELPERS IN ALABAMA DEAR SANTA’S HELPERS: Thanks for this important reminder. Readers, to ensure that Santa finds you -- remember to have not only cookies and milk waiting by the fireplace, but also your address clearly visible so he can find you. And the same goes for the fire department, the police department and an ambulance if, heaven forbid, they should be needed. *** DEAR ABBY: Would it be improper of me to write the owners of a house we are buying to thank them for selling it to us? My wife and I keep getting conflicting answers. They have small children, so they’re probably moving to a bigger place to accommodate their children. Selling us their house is allowing us

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the opportunity of starting a family like they did. What do you think? Should we send it to them directly or to their real estate agent? We don’t want to overstep our boundaries. -- SOON-TO-BE HOMEOWNER IN PHILADELPHIA DEAR SOON-TO-BE HOMEOWNER: There may be reasons the owners are selling the house that have nothing to do with the fact that their children are growing. While the idea of a thank-you note is sweet, it would be better to wait until the sale is complete and you have lived in it awhile before writing. If you still feel the same a few months after you’re in, then by all means share your gratitude and have the note forwarded to them by their real estate agent. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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need for Duke Energy to raise its base rates,â&#x20AC;? Jim Turner, Duke Energyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president and chief operating officer for its U.S. franchised electric and gas business, said in a Tuesday release. Duke Energy Carolinas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electric subsidiary in North Carolina â&#x20AC;&#x201D; had initially sought an overall average rate increase of 12.6 percent. The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Staff balked and suggested a 4.7 percent increase was appropriate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; leading to the compromise. The average residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month will pay $7.30 more per month by 2011, or a bill of $97.50, according to Robert Gruber, executive director of the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Staff. One of the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven members â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Robert Owens Jr. of Manteo â&#x20AC;&#x201D; opposed the compromise because he said it would place an â&#x20AC;&#x153;unjustified burdenâ&#x20AC;? on customers during a period of economic uncertainty and 11 percent state unemployment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Simply put, this is the worst possible time to raise electricity rates on Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customers and put a further drag on the North Carolina economy,â&#x20AC;? Owens wrote, adding $183 million was the maximum rate increase that should have been approved. The company made concessions to soften what would otherwise be an 8 percent general rate increase on customers, such as deferring by one year its plans to collect financing costs to build a new coalfired generator in western North Carolina. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing everything we can to keep our rates low for our customers,â&#x20AC;? Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said. Customer bills would be poised to go up by another 1 percent on average in 2012 after other fuel cost returns and nuclear insurance dividend distributions end. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unclear right now if rates will adjust otherwise, Sheehan said.


and start subdividing.â&#x20AC;? Lane fundamentally disagreed with Nash. Developers would build major subdivisions, sell the houses and be out of the area before the impact on schools was truly felt, he said. The cost would then fall on the backs of taxpayers who approved school bonds and are now looking down the barrel of a 20-cent property-tax increase over the next five years, by county finance estimates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They know it but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care,â&#x20AC;? Lane said. The APFO â&#x20AC;&#x153;was the only thing standing between us and financial disaster.â&#x20AC;? Lane has committed run for a commissionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seat next year and said he would like to appeal the ruling. Commissioner Tracy Kuehler said the board might appeal to the General Assembly again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the day (the court of appeals) said that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still an impact fee, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just calling it something different,â&#x20AC;? she said. The downturn in the economy slowed growth to a point that Kuehler said if the county did have to pay back any APFO fees, it would not be a large amount. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not talking millions of dollars,â&#x20AC;? she said. In Cabarrus County, Union County Judge David Lee already ruled an APFO unlawful saying that the county does not have â&#x20AC;&#x153;inherent authority ... to enact the APFO,â&#x20AC;? according to a Media General news source.

Associated Press Writer WA S H I N G T O N (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The U.S. prison population edged up slightly last year, though the number of total inmates dropped in 20 states, including New York, Georgia and Michigan. Justice Department figures released Tuesday show the overall state and federal prison population stands at a record 1.6 million and is still rising, but the rate of growth is slowing as state authorities look for cheaper ways to mete out justice. If you add in those people in jails â&#x20AC;&#x201D; where some are held while they await trial â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the total number of people behind bars comes to 2.3 million. The government figures show one out of every 133 U.S. residents

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was in prison or jail at the end of last year. The statistics are the latest evidence that the rapid growth of prisons seen in the 1990s has cooled significantly in this decade. The prison population grew less than 1 percent last year. The previous decade saw the inmate population grow by an annual average of more than 6 percent. Ram Cnaan, a professor at the University of Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Social Policy and Practice, said the slowing trend shows politicians are confronting a painful truth about prisons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They simply cost too much,â&#x20AC;? said Cnaan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you can prevent opening a new prison, you can save lots of money.â&#x20AC;? Both liberals and

conservatives are increasingly searching for alternative sentencing programs, like treatment or monitoring, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not ideological, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pragmatic,â&#x20AC;? said Cnaan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the first time that we have alliances on the right and left on this issue, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the money that has forced the issue.â&#x20AC;? The states with the largest increases in prison population were Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona, whose one-year increases were all greater than the federal prison system, which grew by 1,662 inmates. Of the three states that lost the most prisoners in 2008, New York shed 2,273, Georgia 1,537 and Michigan 1,495. One group that saw a big jump in incarcera-

tion were immigration detainees, which jumped 12 percent. About 34,000 people were held last year in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement lockup or a contracted holding facility. About a third of those detainees were originally from Mexico, the Justice Department said. While more prisoners were locked up, officials also released more â&#x20AC;&#x201D; some 735,454 prisoners, a 2 percent increase over 2007. Among those releases, the number of those freed without conditions increased 8 percent.

maximum number of parking spaces a business can have and strengthen parking lot landscaping requirements. Town Planner Katie Ross used the park-

ing lot of CVS Pharmacy as a case study and noted how, with the new changes, CVS would be required to make part of their parking lot with pervious surface.

Requiring some pervious surface would reduce the need for large retention ponds and have a longer life cycle than traditional asphalt, she said.

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olina, municipalities or counties own ABC stores. In Monroe, the storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s revenue is divided between the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund (50 percent), Union Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s general fund (25 percent), the Union County Public Schools (24 percent) and the Union County Public LIbrary (1 percent), according to the ABC Web site. Those interested in applying for a permit must request one from the ABC Commission in Raleigh. Once the application has been verified, the ABC Commission grants a temporary, 90day permit.

Businesses that have applied for or received permits for on premise beer, liquor or wine In Waxhaw â&#x20AC;˘ Southsiders â&#x20AC;˘ Mama Lena â&#x20AC;˘ Rendiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza and Pasta â&#x20AC;˘ Mingfu Sushi and Chinese In Wingate â&#x20AC;˘ Shooters Corner Bar and Grill

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Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s permit and product compliance director. She added that if that restaurant already has a malt beverage permit and has numerous violations, that might make the Commission think twice about awarding a mixed-beverage permit. But without objections or discrepancies, Johnson said an individual can receive a permit the same day he turns in an application. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a very, very easy and pain-free process,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. During that 90-day period, an Alcohol Law Enforcement officer will investigate the establishment. If the results are satisfactory, the restaurant will be awarded a permit. North Carolina is known as

a local-option state, which allows municipalities to decide whether they want to have an ABC store or the sale of alcohol in their county. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of towns in the state that still donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have liquor by the drink,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. Federall mandated Prohibition ended with the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933, but Union County voted in 1949 to have no alcohol sales. Mecklenburg County was the first in the state to approve malt beverages and mixed beverages in 1933 and 1978 respectively. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so thankful. I still feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m living in a dream now that we can serve liquor,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely an historical moment.â&#x20AC;?

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SATURDAY 11:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 Richard Price and Lloyd Trimble of Keller Williams Real Estate will answer your questions, calm your fears, and give you good solid real estate advice absolutely free! Call 704-283-1190 while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re driving around, parked in front of a home for sale or thinking about selling.

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Eggs: economical and nutritious holiday treats onto plate with a quick flip of the wrist or slide form pan to plate. (The secret to a successful omelet is to keep the egg mixture moving. Try to cook all of the egg mixture without overcooking and toughening the already cooked parts.) Suggestions for fillings: shredded cheese, pre-cooked meats, diced onions & peppers, mushrooms, sautéed vegetables, sundried tomatoes, herbs, beans, salsa, or anything you like! Fill an omelet right after you’ve finished cooking it. At this point, the omelet will be hot enough to melt cheese and warm some filling ingredients. Heat refrigerator-cold filling ingredients to serving temperature or fully cook raw foods before you begin cooking the omelet.

Frugal families know that they need to save money even while trying to prepare traditional holiday favorites,. Eggs are a money saving ingredient that should be on everyone’s holiday shopping list. At less than $2 a dozen, eggs provide high quality protein that can be served morning, noon and night. Here are a few ideas from the North Carolina Egg Association:

Baked Lemon Custard INGREDIENTS 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups hot milk (about three minutes on High in microwave) 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 tteraspoon vanilla DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and salt until well-blended. Stir in milk, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla until well-combined. Place four (six-ounce) custard cups or ramekins in an 8X8-inch baking dish. Pour about 1/4 egg mixture into each custard cup. Place pan on center rack in preheated 350-degree oven. Pour very hot water into pan so it comes within a 1/2 inch from the top of the custard cups. Bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, or about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove custard cups from hot water. Cool on wire rack about 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Refrigerate leftovers.

Bacon Swiss Appetizers INGREDIENTS 3 egg whites 3 slices uncooked bacon , chopped 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese 2 tablespoons finely chopped green peppers 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper

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Baked lemon custard is just one of dozens of dessert ideas that use eggs. From pumpkin pie filing to egg nog or a decadent blueberry cake roll, eggs are an essential in desserts.

20-24 slices party rye bread DIRECTIONS Beat egg whites until stiff peak form. Fold in next 6 ingredients. Spread about 1-tablespoon mixture on each bread slice. Place on baking sheet and broil 4 to 5 inches from heat about 5 minutes or until bacon cooks. Serve immediately.

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INGREDIENTS 6 hard-cooked eggs 2 ounces cooked Canadian Bacon , diced 1 tablespoon Dijonstyle mustard 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon honey 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon minced onions 1 tablespoon minced sweet pickles paprika , as needed DIRECTIONS Cut the eggs in

half lengthwise. Remove yolks and set whites aside. In small bowl, combine egg yolks, bacon, mustards, mayonnaise, honey and cloves; mix until smooth. Stir in onions and pickles; mix well. Spoon the mixture into the reserved whites, or pipe it in with a pastry tube. Garnish with paprika.

Green Chile Casserole INGREDIENTS 1 ( 4.5 ounce ) can diced green Chile peppers 1 pound Grated Monterey Jack cheese 12 eggs 1 ( 16 ounce ) package sour cream

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix diced Chiles with grated cheese in a greased 13x9x2 oven-proof baking dish. Whip together eggs and sour cream and pour

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In-Depth Forecast Today we will see cloudy skies with a 60% chance of showers, high temperature of 67º. The record high temperature for today is 80º set in 1943. Skies will be clear tonight with an overnight low of 37º. The record low is 17º set in 1968.

Almanac Yesterday’s Temperatures High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Yesterday’s Precipitation Precipitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.04"

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Wallace lifts Cats Forward has 25 points, 16 boards in win 3B Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Redhawks roll to 4-0

WORTH A LOOK Men’s college basketball Kentucky vs. Connecticut 9:30 p.m., ESPN


Four dunks before halftime allow MHS to build insurmountable lead

Mavs’ Sunseri earns player of year honor

CHARLOTTE — Marvin Ridge junior middle linebacker Vinnie Sunseri was honored as the High School Defensive player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club at the Westin Hotel on Monday. Sunseri led the Mavericks with 103 tackles this past season. He also had 19 SUNSERI tackles for loss, two sacks, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He helped the Mavericks to a 9-2 record in the regular season and a share of the Southern Carolina Conference championship. Marvin Ridge fell to Anson County in the first round of the 3AA state playoffs. Sunseri received his award at the same banquet where Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh received the Bronko Nagurski trophy, which honors the top defensive player in college football.


ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have an unexpected surplus of closers. The Braves, looking to replace closers Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez, last week signed closer Billy Wagner and set-up man Takashi Saito. The expectation was Soriano and Gonzalez would decline salary arbitration offers and become free agents. Instead, Soriano is still a Brave. The right-hander accepted arbitration late Monday and can’t be traded prior to June 16 without his consent. Braves general manager Frank Wren says Soriano’s decision will not hinder efforts to improve the team’s lineup, but payroll limitations could be a problem. The team added about $10 million with Wagner and Saito, and Soriano could earn more than $7 million.

Iowa coach resting after artery surgery

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa coach Todd Lickliter has been released from an Iowa City hospital after undergoing a procedure to repair a tear in his carotid artery. Lickliter spoke about the operation to stent his carotid artery for the first time on a radio show Tuesday. He had been hospitalized Friday. Lickliter says he was having headaches when the Hawkeyes were in Kansas City in late November. Doctors discovered the beginning of a tear in his carotid artery — which is a vessel that supplies blood to the brain — and performed the procedure Saturday. Lickliter says doctors have advised him to rest for the remainder of the week. Lickliter has missed two games, including Tuesday’s date at Northern Iowa. He will likely be out Friday when Iowa faces Iowa State.

Woods’ mother-in-law out of hospital OCOEE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law collapsed at his home and was rushed to a hospital early Tuesday, touching off the second media frenzy in two weeks surrounding the pro golfer’s carefully guarded private life. Barbro Holmberg was taken by ambulance to Health Central Hospital with stomach pains after a 911 call from Woods’ house. Holmberg, a Swedish politician, was released about 11 hours later and returned to Woods’ mansion, hospital spokesman Dan Yates said. “She was wheeled out in a wheelchair just like everyone else,” Yates said. In a recording of the 911 call obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, a panicking woman tells the dispatcher that her mother has collapsed. “Hurry up,” the woman says as a child can be heard crying in the background. “She collapsed in the bathroom. What do I do?”


and converted a two-handed dunk that he pulled behind his head. Crowder says he measures “between 5-9 and 5-10.” “I started dunking this summer,” Crowder said. “Then I noticed I was getting up a lot better a few weeks ago. Lifting weights over the summer helped me a lot with my jumping.” The Redhawks held a 41-27 lead at halftime, but Porter Ridge opened the third quarter with an 11-0 run to cut it to three. Wing Tyrelle Wardell made two 3-pointers during the run, helping PR get back in the game. “We got lazy during that stretch,” MHS coach Johnny Sowell said. “We got slack, missed a couple rotations that gave them open shots.” Senior guard PJ Freeman had a three-point play in the third and finished with a team-high 18 points for the Pirates, who dropped to 2-3.

E-J Sports Editor

Photo by Jamie Belk

Monroe junior point guard Jamison Crowder goes in for one of his three dunks during his team’s win over Porter Ridge on Tuesday.

Braves have surplus of closers

Section B

INDIAN TRAIL Monroe High remained the only undefeated boys basketball team in Union County after a 74-62 road win over Porter Ridge on Tuesday. The 4-0 Redhawks nearly turned the game into a blowout in the early going, dunking three times in the first quarter on the way to a 24-10 lead. Monroe ended up with four dunks before halftime, including three by junior point guard Jamison Crowder, who finished with 24 points, seven steals and six assists. Crowder and teammate Issac Blakeney, a 6-6 senior center, had steals they converted into dunks on back-to-back plays late in the first. Crowder then stole the ball again and dunked with 8 seconds left in the quarter for a 24-10 advantage. Midway through the second quarter, Crowder stole the ball out of the halfcourt trap

See REDHAWKS / Page 2B

Jackets jump on UA, coast to 52-point win

By Eric Rape

E-J Correspondent

Marshville The Forest Hills boys’ basketball team crushed Union Academy 74-22 Tuesday night. The Yellow Jackets (2-1) came out hot on offense and flew around on defense, shutting out the Cardinals (0-5) 22-0 in the first quarter. FH put the game out of reach in the second, outscoring the visitors 22-5 to take a 44-5 lead into halftime. The starters for the Yellow Jackets played only about half

Prep Basketball the time in the first two quarters, and played even less after the break. “We tried to come out with a little more intensity tonight,” said Jackets’ coach Warren Taylor. “We shot the ball as well tonight as we have this season. They probably didn’t play as well as they’ve been playing. I guess it kind of turned it into an ugly game early.”

The Cardinals struggled to match up with the size and athleticism of Forest Hills. The Jackets pulled down 46 rebounds to the Cardinals’ 15. Senior guard Dre Huntley dished out six assists and scored eight points in limited action. The starting five for the Jackets scored 40 points, with Markell Lotharp leading the way with 16 points — including two threes. Lotharp and reserve forward Hykeem Robinson shared game-high honors in rebound-

ing with eight apiece. Reserve point guard Trabazz Bruce matched Huntley with six assists. Every player on the Yellow Jackets’ team had at least one field goal. The Cardinals were led by Brad Helms, who scored nine points on three 3-pointers.

FH girls get first win

The Forest Hills girls opened the night with a 41-30 win over the Cardinals (2-3) to pick up their first win of the season.

See JACKETS / Page 2B

Providence holds off WHS boys By David Sentendrey

E-J Correspondent

CHARLOTTE Providence High held off Weddington’s boy basketball team for a 70-65 home win on Tuesday. The Panthers led 32-23 at halftime, led by senior forward Terrance Hampton’s (6-foot-6, 228 pounds) 14 points and four rebounds. Hampton finished with 22 points and seven boards. The Warriors (1-3) came out firing in the third quarter, opening with a 10-0 run to take a 33-32 lead on a James Haynes teardrop. Haynes led Weddington with 20 points. Providence answered with a run of its own and led 48-42 at the end of the third quarter. The fourth quarter was the largest scoring quarter of the game with a total of 45 points. Following a Ben Buchan 3-pointer with 44.8 seconds remaining, the Warriors trailed just 66-63 – but the rally fell short when Weddington was forced to foul and the Panthers made their free throws. Providence got to the foul line for 34 attempts, making 22, while the Warriors made just seven of 13 from line. Buchan finished with 15 points, connecting on two 3-pointers, and Tyler Koenig led WHS with six rebounds. Darius Kilgo (6-3, 285) came off the bench and provided size in the post, collecting four points in the second quarter while supplying defensive help. The Warriors have lost their last two, but both losses were by single digits to 4A conference schools, including a one-point loss to Ardrey Kell last Friday.

Sebastian’s 21 not enough

Samantha Sebastian scored 21 points while knocking down four 3-point shots, but it was not enough as Providence defeated Weddington’s girls 41-33. WHS is now 1-3 while Providence is 1-5.

See WHS / Page 3B

E-J staff photo by Rick Crider

Central Academy’s Christiane Wimbush, right, looks to score inside against the defense of Cuthbertson’s Emily Barfield. CATA’s girls pulled out a 44-30 victory.

Cuthbertson, CATA split doubleheader BY JUSTIN MURDOCK

E-J Sports Writer

MONROE Holding just a four-point advantage after three quarters, the Cuthbertson High boys basketball team pulled away in the final period for a 65-48 road win over Central Academy on Tuesday. The Cavaliers (2-4, 2-2 Rocky River Conference) got a game-high 18 points from junior wing Cody Esser, who knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers during the deci-

sive fourth-quarter run. Esser finished with four triples on the night. “I thought Cody made a couple big ones in a row that stretched the lead out,” said Cuthbertson coach Mike Helms. “I felt like throughout the game we were getting a lot of turnovers, but we weren’t turning them into points. We couldn’t get the separation we wanted and they made enough threes to keep the game tight.” Cuthbertson started the

game by applying full-court man-to-man pressure, and it paid off. The Cavaliers forced several turnovers and finished with 17 steals. Freshman guard Emmitt Afam and Cornelius Stradford each had four takeaways for the Cavs. who gave up just 22 first-half points. “We wanted to start the game with a lot of intensity and we even asked the guys to play like it was a rivalry game because we knew we

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2B / Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Patrick unveils No. 7 JR Motorsports stock car PHOENIX (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Danica Patrick signed with JR Motorsports on Tuesday to give NASCAR a try, but her schedule in the second-tier Nationwide Series has yet to be determined. Patrick will make her stock car racing debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway, a day before sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be featured in a pair of Super Bowl ads for sponsor The IndyCar sensation unveiled her green and orange No. 7 Chevrolet in a news conference at Chase Field with, which is sponsoring her in both series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all been working very hard for some time now to bring this all together,â&#x20AC;? Patrick said

at a news conference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much relief there, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m starting to get a little bit nervous that now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to do my part of the deal and get out there in these cars and perform. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt going to be challenging.â&#x20AC;? Patrick will juggle her new NASCAR job with her full-time job in IndyCar, where sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the seriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most marketable driver. She finalized a three-year contract extension last week with Andretti Autosport to run the full IndyCar schedule, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough lag time in the schedule to do both. She will drive for the team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick in the second-tier Nationwide Series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think (NASCAR) is some-

thing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to try to do before and after the IndyCar season, but we will look at some options,â&#x20AC;? she said. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not yet determined how many NA- PATRICK SCAR races she will run in 2010. With flashbulbs popping, the black-clad Patrick posed between her NASCAR and IndyCar rides. Patrick said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more comfortable with the demands of a heavier schedule â&#x20AC;&#x201D; something that she said she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ready to do a few years ago, when

speculation began to grow that she was considering racing stock cars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m finally ready,â&#x20AC;? Patrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that the schedule doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intimidate me as much as it used to. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a lot to learn.â&#x20AC;? Kelley Earnhardt, sister of JR Motorsports co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., worked to bring Patrick into the fold. Asked about the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expectations of Patrick, Earnhardt said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasonable for her to be in the top 15 of the series when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s running. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, maybe the first few races, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see what that brings,â&#x20AC;? Earnhardt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got to get in there and

Texas Tech beats rival, stands 9-0 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; John Roberson scored eight of his 21 points in a gameturning run that finally put No. 23 Texas Tech ahead as the Red Raiders overcame an early 14-point deficit to beat TCU 80-70 Tuesday night. The Red Raiders (9-0) played their first game as a ranked team since the end of the 2004-05 season, and first for Pat Knight since he succeeded father Bobby as coach in February 2008. They are off to their best start in eight decades â&#x20AC;&#x201D; since a 12-0 start in 1929-30 and moved into the rankings Monday. Zvonko Buljan had 24 points and 10 rebounds for TCU (5-4). Texas Tech didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lead until Theron Jenkins made a free throw with 16:09 left to break a 44-all tie. He was intentionally fouled at midcourt after stealing a pass and the whistle nullified his breakaway slam dunk. The Red Raiders then maintained possession because of the intentional foul, and Roberson hit a 3-pointer. After a TCU miss, Brad Reese hit to make it 50-44, culminating

the 24-3 run that wiped out their 14-point deficit. Roberson also had a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the first half, when Tech scored the final nine points. Mike Singletary had 17 points and David Tairu 14 for the Red Raiders. Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;wayln Roberts had nine points and 19 rebounds. Ronnie Moss had 11 points for TCU, and Garlon Green added 10. TCU was hosting a ranked non-conference opponent for only the second time in 48-year-old Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The Frogs lost 8566 to then-No. 1 Kansas six years ago. But with the Red Raiders playing their only game in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this season, there were a lot of red-clad fans for the visitors. They finally got to do some cheering after Techâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow start. The Frogs led after Buljan hit a 3-pointer from the left wing on their first shot of the game, and it was 8-2 after he had a slam dunk and Edvinas Ruzgas hit a 3-pointer.

get used to the cars. Hopefully, everybody will remember that and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be so quick to judge, which is easy to do.â&#x20AC;? Patrick said she could â&#x20AC;&#x153;barely rememberâ&#x20AC;? the last time she was in a stock car and thought it was seven or eight years ago. But she said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s willing to learn a â&#x20AC;&#x153;new craftâ&#x20AC;? and hopes to challenge the top names in NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sprint Cup Series some day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, if ever one day it continued on and I ended up running in the Cup one day, then I need to learn how to race against those guys and earn their respect,â&#x20AC;? Patrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited about that, actually. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to try and show what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got.â&#x20AC;?

Cavs Continued from Page 1B needed a good start defensively,â&#x20AC;? said Helms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really thought we could put some pressure on them and force some turnovers.â&#x20AC;? Darnell Hill paced the Cougars (2-3, 1-1 RRC) with 13 points and 11 rebounds while teammate Kacey Robinson added nine points and five boards. Afam scored 12 for the Cavs, who also got 13 points and 12 rebounds from junior post Michael Cuthbertson. Cuthbertson was also key during the fourth-quarter run, scoring six points and grabbing five rebounds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We told Mike that they were probably going to double him in the post based on what I had seen on them in some other games,â&#x20AC;? said Helms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He probably got a little frustrated and he started floating a little bit because he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t getting what he wanted. We did a little better job in the second half.â&#x20AC;?

Bailey leads CATA girls

E-J staff photo by Ed Cottingham

Cavaliers center Mike Cuthbertson, left, battles CATA center Darnell Hill for a rebound. Both led their teams on the glass.

Larie Bailey scored a game-high 15 points to lead CATAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls to a 44-30 home win over the Cavaliers. The Cougars (3-2, 1-1 RRC) outscored the visitors 18-2 in the second quarter to grab a commanding 30-7 lead at the break. Jasmine Huntley added nine points for CATA while teammate Brittany Barrino scored six. Freshman Sydney Sebastian paced the Cavaliers (0-6, 0-4 RRC) with eight points.

Monroe, No. 15 Hoyas too much for No. 22 Butler NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Georgetown dominated inside because of Greg Monroe and the Hoyas had success from the perimeter because of him as well. Monroe had 24 points and 15 rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both career highs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to lead the 15th-ranked Hoyas to a 72-65 victory over No. 22 Butler on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You look at the stat sheet and obviously you see the numbers Greg put up,â&#x20AC;? Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I thought that was a to-

tal team effort. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to talk about what Greg and Austin did, but our other guys were huge.â&#x20AC;? Austin Freeman was 4 of 5 from 3-point range and added 18 points for the Hoyas and he was quick to point out that he was able to do that because Monroe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was just taking the first open shot I had and wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forcing them,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Greg gets everybody else open because they have to pay attention to him.â&#x20AC;? Monroe, last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big East rookie of the year, recorded his


third double-double of the season as the Hoyas (7-0) used their size advantage to control the paint at both ends. Georgetown finished with a 43-30 rebound advantage, outscored the Bulldogs (6-3) 30-16 inside and held Butler forward Matt Howard to nine points on 1-of-9 shooting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monroe was a real authoritative spirit inside,â&#x20AC;? Butler coach Brad Stevens said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To see how big an effect he had just look at our shooting percentages, we were higher on 3s than 2s.â&#x20AC;? The loss was the third in as

many games against ranked teams for Butler, which hosts No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday. The Bulldogs, who lost to Minnesota and Clemson in the 76 Classic, have lost eight of their last nine games against teams in Top 25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to get better,â&#x20AC;? Stevens said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played a tough schedule and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to get easier. We have a ton of things to work on. We have to do a better job on the glass. There was a huge discrepancy there.â&#x20AC;? Gordon Hayward had 24


Continued from Page 1B The Jackets (1-2) led 9-8 after the first quarter, then broke it open in the second by outscoring UA 14-2 to take a 13-point lead into halftime. During the period the Jackets were able to take advantage of early foul trouble for Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; star Erin Walters that kept her on the bench. After scoring five of the Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first eight points, Walters did not score in the second quarter. The Yellow Jackets went on an 8-3 run in the third quarter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fueled by 3-pointers from Venisha Blount and Jessica Carelock that pushed their lead to 18. Kinya Adams led the Jackets with 13 points and nine rebounds. FH outrebounded UA 35-22. Walters finished with a team-high 12 points for the Cardinals, while teammate Shana Grigston had nine points and nine rebounds.

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points for Butler. The 6-foot-11 Monroe, who scored 21 points against Notre Dame as a freshman and had 13 rebounds against American last weekend, started slowly from the field, missing four of his first six shots. His defense against Howard was strong from the start as the 6-8 junior and reigning Horizon League player of the year missed his first eight shots from the field, many with Monroe having a hand in his face or leaning on him as he tried to establish position down low.

up around the 6-foot-6 Blakeney. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to run the floor because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all small. Issacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only height weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got and we really need him. He helps us out a lot.â&#x20AC;?

Continued from Page 1B Senior forward Charles Tinsley came off the bench to score 11 points and grab five rebounds, while PR senior center Brian Jackson led all rebounders with 13. Crowder, who had 15 points by halftime, scored eight in the fourth to help push the lead back into double digits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to work the ball around better and take some better shots to get the lead back up,â&#x20AC;? Crowder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to play better defense, too.â&#x20AC;? Junior guard Qwadarius Duboise made four 3-pointers on his way to 18 points and also added four steals and three assists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Qwadarius was pulling back on his shot but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked on it and tonight he shot it like he did in practice the day before,â&#x20AC;? Sowell said. Senior wing Shamiir Hailey contributed 12 points and five rebounds off the bench for MHS, and Blakeney added nine points E-J staff photo by Rick Crider and five boards. Porter Ridge senior Raven Falls had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pushing the ball is the main game-high six assists to go along with 10 thing with us,â&#x20AC;? said Crowder, points and seven rebounds. who is part of a four-guard line-

Falls leads PR girls

Senior Raven Falls has played on the wing throughout here varsity career, but is proving sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capable of playing point guard this year. Falls passed out a game-high six assists to go along with 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals during the Piratesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 49-25 home win over Monroe. Falls had three assists and five points in the first quarter, when Porter Ridge jumped (4-1) out to a 20-0 lead. Teammate Kelley Godbout had eight of her 11 points in the first quarter. Monroe (1-3) didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get on the board until the 7:22 mark of the second quarter, when Katie Bention made a pair of free throws. The Rehawks were down 33-7 at halftime but flurried in the third to make it interesting. Monroe made five of its six 3-pointers in the third quarter, helping the Redhawks outscore PR 18-9 in the period to pull within 4225. But the Redhawks went scoreless again in the fourth.


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Wallace, Bobcats get past Denver left to help seal Charlotte’s second straight win. Stephen Jackson added 25 points, seven rebounds, six assists and helped keep Anthony scoreless over the final 4 minutes as Charlotte closed on a 20-8 run. “You have to make a guy like that work,” Jackson said. “You can’t stop him completely. He’s going to get calls and he’s the leading scorer in the league. You just want to make it as difficult as possible.” Called for a foul on Jackson with 52.6 seconds left, an upset Anthony drew a technical

CHARLOTTE (AP) — The winner of the matchup featuring the NBA’s top scoring team and player against the league’s top defensive unit: the hard-to-figure Charlotte Bobcats. Gerald Wallace had 25 points and 16 rebounds and the Bobcats frustrated Carmelo Anthony and Denver in a 107-95 victory Tuesday night that snapped the Nuggets’ four-game winning streak. Anthony, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 34 points and seven rebounds, but Wallace outplayed him down the stretch and a frustrated Anthony picked up a technical foul with just under a minute

WHS Continued from Page 1B The Warrior defense was stout in

foul — his second in as many nights. Jackson hit all three free throws to put Charlotte up 102-93. The Nuggets, playing without injured forward Kenyon Martin, lost for only the second time in 10 games. “It was just one of those nights where they had everything going for them,” Anthony said. “They made shots. They got to the free throw line. They got to the boards. A lot of little things helped them win this game.” So the team that remains best known for being the first to lose to New Jersey after

the second quarter, not allowing a point until 1:28 remained and holding a 15-13 lead at the half – but the Warriors only managed to make three field goals in the second half as Providence took its first win of the season.

the Nets’ record-worst 0-18 start, notched a second win over a division leader. The Bobcats are 8-3 at home with a victory over Cleveland. “I think our defense has always been good,” Wallace said. In a matchup of the NBA’s highest-scoring team (Denver, 109.7 points a game) and the league’s stingiest team (Charlotte, 90.4 points allowed), spurts were dictated by pace. Anthony did most of his damage in transition and by getting to the foul line on drives. The Nuggets had trouble defending Wallace in the halfcourt, and both players attempted 11 free throws.

Junior guard Katelyn Demille scored seven points, including five that sparked an 8-0 run early in the second quarter. The Warriors will host Piedmont on Thursday.

Local Events Today High School Basketball Marvin Ridge at Cuthbertson, 6:30 p.m. Monroe at Parkwood, 6:30 p.m. High School Wrestling North Meck at Marvin Ridge, 7 p.m. Ardrey Kell at Porter Ridge, 7 p.m.




Today MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Georgia at St. John’s 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Villanova at Saint Joseph’s 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Kentucky vs. Connecticut, at New York NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Atlanta NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. VERSUS — Minnesota at Colorado RODEO 10 p.m. ESPN CLASSIC — PRCA, National Finals, seventh round, at Las Vegas

LeBron drops 43, but Cavaliers fall to Grizzlies MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O’Neal for a layup with 3 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 111-109 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. LeBron James, who had 43 points and 13 rebounds, took the last shot, but his 30-footer over Rudy Gay hit the front of the rim, snapping the Cavaliers’ 4-game winning streak. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 32 points and 14 rebounds. O.J. Mayo scored 28, and Gay finished with 21 points. Marc

Gasol had 11 points and eight rebounds. Mo Williams had 20 points and eight assists for the Cavaliers, while O’Neal scored 16. Reserve Daniel Gibson added 13 points. James’ two free throws with 14.9 seconds left tied the game at 109. But on the ensuing possession, Conley held the ball out front and drove to the right side of the basket, lofting it off the glass as O’Neal moved over. The two teams were tied at 100 at the end of regulation.

Gay’s layup with 18 seconds left tied the game. Cleveland had the final possession, but James lost the handle on the dribble, and by the time he gathered it up, his desperation jumper was short, sending the game to overtime. Celtics 98, Bucks 89 BOSTON — Rajon Rondo had 13 assists and nine rebounds and scored all of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, and Boston won its eighth straight.

Kevin Garnett scored 25 to go with nine boards, and Paul Pierce scored 15 points. Reserve Rasheed Wallace added 13 points for the Celtics, who scored 12 of the game’s final 15 points. Andrew Bogut had 25 points and 14 rebounds, Ersan Ilysova scored 19 in Milwaukee’s fourth straight loss. Mavericks 102, Suns 101 DALLAS — Josh Howard looked sharp coming off a

13-game break to rehabilitate his surgically repaired left ankle, scoring 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Dallas. Howard scored 16 points during a stretch late in the third quarter and early in the fourth when Dallas went from being tied at 66 to leading 88-79. Phoenix made three 3-pointers in the final 47.9 seconds to make things interesting all the way to the buzzer, but the Suns wound up losing for the fourth time in five games.

Scoreboard Call scores in at (704) 261-2253 National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo

W 7 6 6 4

L 5 6 6 8

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .583 .500 .500 .333

W x-Indianapolis 12 Jacksonville 7 Tennessee 5 Houston 5

L 0 5 7 7

T 0 0 0 0

Pct 1.000 .583 .417 .417

PF 328 278 249 199

PA 224 296 208 261

AFC 5-4-0 4-4-0 5-5-0 2-7-0

NFC 2-1-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 2-1-0

Div 3-2-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-3-0

PA 201 273 316 266

AFC 8-0-0 6-2-0 3-7-0 4-6-0

NFC 4-0-0 1-3-0 2-0-0 1-1-0

Div 5-0-0 3-2-0 2-4-0 1-5-0


PF 331 225 246 277

Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

W 9 6 6 1

L 3 6 6 11

T 0 0 0 0

North Pct PF .750 254 .500 271 .500 272 .083 145

San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City

W 9 8 4 3

L 3 4 8 9

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .750 .667 .333 .250

PA 187 215 231 309

AFC 6-3-0 6-4-0 4-5-0 1-7-0

NFC 3-0-0 0-2-0 2-1-0 0-4-0

Div 6-0-0 3-2-0 1-3-0 0-5-0

PA 242 202 282 326

AFC 7-3-0 6-3-0 3-6-0 2-6-0

NFC 2-0-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 1-3-0

Div 5-1-0 3-1-0 1-4-0 1-4-0

PA 213 235 285 238

NFC 6-3-0 7-2-0 5-3-0 2-8-0

AFC 2-1-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 1-1-0

Div 2-2-0 3-1-0 3-1-0 0-4-0

PA 251 279 262 330

NFC 8-0-0 5-5-0 5-4-0 1-8-0

AFC 4-0-0 1-1-0 0-3-0 0-3-0

Div 3-0-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 0-4-0

PF 359 323 233 206

PA 233 229 270 358

NFC 8-1-0 6-3-0 3-6-0 1-8-0

AFC 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 1-2-0

Div 5-0-0 3-2-0 1-2-0 0-5-0

PF 297 245 243 139

PA 234 233 267 314

NFC 6-2-0 4-4-0 4-6-0 1-9-0

AFC 2-2-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 0-2-0

Div 3-1-0 3-1-0 3-3-0 0-4-0


PF 342 240 142 196


Dallas Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Washington

W 8 8 7 3

L 4 4 5 9

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .667 .583 .250

x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

W 12 6 5 1

L 0 6 7 11

T 0 0 0 0

Pct 1.000 .500 .417 .083

PF 279 327 303 200


PF 440 279 215 187


Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit

W 10 8 5 2

L 2 4 7 10

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .833 .667 .417 .167

W Arizona 8 San Francisco 5 Seattle 5 St. Louis 1

L 4 7 7 11

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .417 .417 .083


x-clinched division Thursday’s Game N.Y. Jets 19, Buffalo 13 Sunday’s Games Chicago 17, St. Louis 9 Oakland 27, Pittsburgh 24 Denver 44, Kansas City 13 Philadelphia 34, Atlanta 7 Cincinnati 23, Detroit 13 Miami 22, New England 21 New Orleans 33, Washington 30, OT Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 17 Carolina 16, Tampa Bay 6 Jacksonville 23, Houston 18 San Diego 30, Cleveland 23 N.Y. Giants 31, Dallas 24 Seattle 20, San Francisco 17 Arizona 30, Minnesota 17 Monday’s Game Green Bay 27, Baltimore 14 Thursday, Dec. 10 Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Carolina at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Minnesota, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 Arizona at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

College football Bowl Glance

Saturday, Dec. 19 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming (6-6) vs. Fresno State (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl Rutgers (8-4) vs. UCF (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss. (7-5) vs. Middle Tennessee (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl BYU (10-2) vs. Oregon State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah (9-3) vs. California (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

At Detroit Ohio (9-4) vs. Marshall (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (9-3), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Emerald Bowl At San Francisco Southern Cal (8-4) vs. Boston College (8-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Dec. 27 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Clemson (8-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Georgia (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 29 EagleBank Bowl At Washington Temple (9-3) vs. UCLA (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Wisconsin (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl At Boise, Idaho Bowling Green (7-5) vs. Idaho (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Nebraska (9-4) vs. Arizona (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 31 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Stanford (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (7-5), Noon (CBS) Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Air Force (7-5) vs. Houston (10-3), Noon (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Missouri (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Minnesota (6-6) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 6 p.m. (NFL) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Tennessee (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Northwestern (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Penn State (10-2) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida State (6-6) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Ohio State (10-2) vs. Oregon (10-2), 5 p.m. (ABC) Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (12-1) vs. Cincinnati (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 2 International Bowl At Toronto South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5), Noon (ESPN2) Cotton Bowl At Dallas Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi (8-4), 2 p.m. (FOX) Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Connecticut (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. East Carolina (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 4 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Boise State (13-0) vs. TCU (12-0), 8 p.m. (FOX) Tuesday, Jan. 5

Orange Bowl At Miami Iowa (10-2) vs. Georgia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Wednesday, Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl Mobile, Ala. Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC) Saturday, Jan. 23 East-West Shrine Classic At Orlando, Fla. East vs. West, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFL) Saturday, Feb. 6 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge At El Paso, Texas Texas vs. Nation, 3 p.m. (CBSC)

Prep basketball Tuesday’s area boxscores Cuth. boys 65, CATA 48

Cuthbertson (2-4, 2-2) Emmitt Afam 4 4-7 12, Cornelius Stradford 4 1-2 10, Cody Esser 7 0-0 18, Chris Bristow 1 0-0 2, Michael Cuthbertson 6 1-2 13, Ralph Wright 1 0-0 2, Jordan Hardrick-Givens 1 0-2 2, David Schaff 2 0-0 6, Lucius McMillon 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 6-13 65. Central Academy (2-3, 1-1) Jon Wright 0 1-2 1, John Quintero 1 2-2 5, Kasey Robinson 3 3-6 9, Darnell Hill 5 0-0 13, Matt Bartley 4 0-2 9, Charvis Barrino 0 0-0 0, Mitchell Blackburn 1 0-0 3, Isaiah Wallace 1 0-0 2, Andrew London 1 0-0 3, Ladarius Linen 2 0-0 4, Ronnie Burch 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 6-12 48. Cuth. CATA

16 14 12 23 - 65 13 9 16 10 - 48

3-pointers: CHS 7 (Esser 4, Schaff 2, Stradford 1); CATA 6 (Hill 3, London 1, Blackburn 1, Quintero 1). Rebounds: CHS 29 (Cuthbertson 12, Esser 5); CATA 28 (Hill 11, Robinson 6). Assists: CHS 13 (Bristow 5, Afam 3); CATA 13 (Wright 4, Robinson 3). Steals: CHS 17 (Adam 4, Stradford 4, Bristow 3); CATA 9 (Barrino 3, Robinson 3). Blocks: CHS 4 (Cuthbertson 2); CATA 0.

CATA girls 44, Cuth. 30

Cuthbertson (0-6, 0-4) Sydney Sebastian 2 3-4 8, Theresa Walther 2 0-0 4, Rachel Miller 0 0-0 0, Kathleen Cashman 3 1-2 7, Emily Barfield 2 2-3 6, Jessica Feranda 1 3-7 5, Tristen Taylor 0 0-0 0, Borgan O’Brien 0 0-0 0, Alexis Duty 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 9-16 30. Central Academy (3-2, 1-1) Amber Isley 2 1-4 5, Jasmine Huntley 3 3-3 9, Brittany Barrino 2 2-2 6, Larie Bailey 6 1-2 15, Casey Nichols 2 1-2 5, Marinda Ritz 0 0-1 0, Christiane Wimbush 1 2-4 4, Sydney Powell 0 0-0 0, Xan Starnes 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 10-18 44. Cuth. CATA

5 2 14 9 - 30 12 18 8 6 - 44

3-pointers: CHS 1 (Sebastian); CATA 2 (Bailey 2).

Monroe boys 76, PR 64

Monroe (4-0) Jamison Crowder 9 4-7 24, Qwadarius Duboise 6 2-2 18, Issac Blakeney 4 1-2 9, Quon Threatt 3 1-2 7, Quayshawn Chambers 3 0-0 6, Shamiir Hailey 4 4-4 12, Ricardo White 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 10-15 76. Porter Ridge (2-3) PJ Freeman 7 2-3 18, Victor Freeman 2 1-1 5, Brian Jackson 4 1-2 9, Tyrelle Wardell 3 0-1 8, Jordan VanBeek 2 0-0 4, Charles Tinsley 3 5-6 11, Jerrelle Deason 0 0-0 0, Seth Gillis 1 0-0 2, Dylan Dawson 1 0-0 3, Shaun Thompson 1 0-0 2, Xavier Hailey 0 1-2

1, Rad Crowell 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 10-15 64. Monroe P. Ridge

24 17 10 25 — 76 10 17 17 20 — 64

3-pointers: Monroe 6 (Duboise 4, Crowder 2); PR 5 (PJ Freeman 2, Wardell 2, Dawson 1). Rebounds: Monroe 27 (Blakeney 6, Chambers 5, Hailey 5); PR 26 (Jackson 13, Tinley 5, VanBeek 4). Assists: Monroe 17 (Crowder 6, Blakeney 4, Duboise 3, Threatt 2); PR 9 (PJ Freeman 3). Steals: Monroe 13 (Crowder 7, Duboise 4); PR 3 (PJ Freeman 2). Blocks: none.

PR girls 49, Monroe 25

Monroe (1-3) Dequisha McCain 3 2-2 11, Moore 1 1-2 4, D. Jordan 0 0-0 0, J. Jordan 2 0-0 6, Bention 0 2-2 2, Carelock 0 0-0 0, Griffin 1 0-3 2, Collins 0 0-0 0, Chambers 0 0-0 0. Porter Ridge (4-1) Kelley Godbout 4 2-4 11, Raven Falls 4 2-4 10, Jada Huntley 0 6-8 6, Weekley 3 1-2 8, Boone 1 0-0 2, Secrest 2 0-0 5, Steeb 0 0-0 0, Gainey 0 0-1 0, Frey 0 1-2 1, Jasmine Huntley 1 2-4 4. Totals 16 14-26 49. Monroe P. Ridge

0 7 18 20 13 9

0 — 25 7 — 49

3-pointers: Monroe 6 (McCain 3, J. Jordan 2, Moore 1); PR 3 (Secrest 1, Weekly 1, Godbout 1). Rebounds: Monroe 31 (Bention 8, J. Jordan 6, Griffin 5, Moore 4); PR 45 (Jada Huntley 12, Falls 7, Hastings 7, Boone 6, Weekly 4). Assists: Monroe 5 (J. Jordan 2, D. Jordan 2); PR 8 (Falls 6). Steals: Monroe 4 (D. Jordan 2); PR 21 (Weekly 5, Falls 3, Godbout 3, Boone 3, Secrest 3, Boone 2). Blocks: Monroe 3 (Moore 2, Bention 1); PR 2 (Hastings 2).

FH boys 74, U. Academy 22 Union Academy (0-5) Brad Helms 3 0-0 9, Austin Snipes 1 0-0 2, Tommy Yandle 1 0-0 2, James Mauney 1 1-2 3, Chris Acosta 0 0-2 0, Justin Gibson 0 0-0 0, Marlon Young 1 0-0 2, Zack Anderson 2 0-0 4, Griffin Walters 0 0-0 0, Jackson Hargett 0 0-0 0, Darren Clark 0 0-0 , Jared Hill 0 0-0 0, Maurice Young 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 1-4 22.

Forest Hills (2-1) Dre Huntley 4 0-0 8, Canius Sturdivant 1 0-0 2, Brandon Glenn 1 3-4 6, Tyrone Roland 4 0-0 8, Markell Lotharp 5 4-6 16, Demontez Allen 3 0-0 8, Javaris Wilson 2 0-0 4, Trabazz Bruce 1 0-0 2, John Goodrum 3 0-2 7, Hykeem Robinson 3 0-1 6, Treston Heard 1 2-2 4, Trent Cox 1 1-3 3. Totals 29 10-18 74 U. Academy 0 5 10 Forest Hills 22 22 14

7 - 22 16 - 74

3-pointers: UA 3 (Helms 3); FH 6 (Lotharp 2, Allen 2, Glenn 1, Goodrum 1). Rebounds: UA 15 (Marlon Young 5, Mauney 3); FH 46 (Lotharp 8, Robinson 8, Wilson 6, Roland 5, Allen 5). Assists: UA 6 (Gibson 2, Snipes 2); FH 20 (Huntley 6, Bruce 6, Glenn 4).

FH girls 41, U. Academy 30 Union Academy (2-3) Kendall Cox 0 4-8 4, Chole McKnight 0 0-0 0, Shana Grigston 4 0-0 9, Meredith Black 0 0-0 0, Erin Walters 4 4-8 12, Lexi Beaver 1 1-2 3, Brenna Cripe 0 0-0 0, Megan Young 1 0-0 2, Hunter Manus 0 0-2 0. Totals 10 9-20 30

Forest Hills (1-2) Venisha Blount 1 0-0 3, Sherita Thomas 2 3-4 7, Kinya Adams 6 1-1 13, Shekeliah Gaddy 1 2-2 4, Shuntel Kirkland 1 0-0 3, Coree Coley 2 2-5 6, Jessica Carelock 1 0-0 3, Kimberly Rivers 1 0-0 2, Whitley McCray 0 0- 0, Rheanna Hartis 0 0-0 0, Whitleigh Allen 0 0-0 0, Natobian Allen 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 8-12 41 U. Academy Forest Hills

7 8

5 8 10 - 30 14 10 9 - 41

3-pointers: UA 1 (Grigston 1); FH 3 (Blount 1, Kirkland 1, Carelock 1). Rebounds: UA 22 (Grigston 9, Beaver 4, Young 3); FH 35 (Adams 9, Gaddy 6, Blount 4, Coley 4, Rivers 3).

Assists: UA 9 (Cox 3, Grigston 3); FH 11 (Thomas 2, Adams 2, Gaddy 2, Coley 2).

Prov. boys 70, WHS 65

Weddington James Haynes 9 1-2 20, Ben Buchan 5 3-4 15, Bennett Rutherford 5 0-2 12, Dexter Harding 4 2-2 10, Darius Kilgo 2 0-0 4, Michael Piciucco 1 0-0 3, Ryan Langevin 0 1-2 1, Totals: 26 7-13 65. Providence Terrance Hampton 8 6-14 22, Jarrid McKinney 4 2-3 11, Michael Avery 3 3-4 9, Damon Magazu 2 4-4 9, Joe Green 2 2-6 3, Robby Van Lanen 2 2-3 6, Howie Davenport 1 2-2 4, Steven Reyes 1 0-0 2, Chauncey Concepcion 0 1-2 1, Totals: 23 22-34 70. Weddington 6 17 19 23 - 65 Providence 13 19 16 22 - 70 3-pointers: WHS 6 (Buchan 2, Rutherford 2, Haynes 1, Piciucco 1); PHS 2 (Magazu 1, McKinney 1); Rebounds: WHS 23 (Koenig 6); PHS 26 (Hampton 7, Davenport 6); Assists: WHS 9 (Rutherford 4); PHS 7 (Magazu 4).

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with INF Mark Teahen on a three-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Brad Thomas on a oneyear contract. MINNEASOTA TWINS—Designated RHP Boof Bonser for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS—Signed INF Chone Figgins to a four-year contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Designated OF Ryan Church for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Roy Corcoran, RHP Casey Daigle, RHP Gary Majewski, 2B Drew Meyer, INF Oswaldo Navarro, OF Alex Romero, RHP Ryan Sadowski, and 1B-3B Chris Shelton on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Named Vance Lovelace director of pro scouting, special adviser to the general manager. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brad Penny on a one-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Released WR Troy Bergeron. Placed LB Tony Gilbert on injured reserve. Signed RB Verron Haynes and TE Jason Rader. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Named Fred Nance general counsel. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed DB London Fryar to the practice squad. Placed DB Vince Anderson on the practice squad-injured list. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Placed KR Clifton Smith on injured reserve. Signed RB Kareem Huggins from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Placed RB Clinton Portis on injured reserve. Cut K Shaun Suisham. Signed K Graham Gano. Signed WR James Robinson to the practice squad. Released WR Keith Eloi from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled F Ryan White from Hamilton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Reassigned F Mikkel Boedker to San Antonio (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Acquired RW Pascal Pelletier from Columbus for D Brendan Bell and F Tomas Kana. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Resigned LW Mike Walsh. Announced D Sebastien Piche has been reassigned to Toledo (ECHL). NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Released F Matt Syroczynski. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Signed F Ronald Petrovicky. COLLEGE DETROIT—Named Nick Deren men’s soccer coach. PORTLAND STATE—Named Nigel Burton football coach.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 004 Legals STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF UNION IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE # 9E0680 ADMINISTRATOR EXECUTOR NOTICE Having duly qualified before the Honorable J. R. Rowell, Clerk of Superior Court of Union County, as personal representative of the Estate of Donald Edward Mitchell Sr., deceased. This is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of March 2010, or the same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This 30th day of November 2009. Donald E. Mitchell Jr. 4803 Legacy Dr. Colfax, NC 27235 Co-Executor Linder Jaeckels 839 Eagle Crest Dr. Versailles, KY 40383 Co-Executrix Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2009


09 SP 721 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, UNION COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL LILJESTRAND AND KARINA E. LILJESTRAND, HUSBAND AND WIFE to Harold Russell, Trustee(s), which was dated March 15, 2007 and recorded on March 16, 2007 in Book 04491 at Page 0007, Union County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Union County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on December 15, 2009 at 12:30PM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Union County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT 32 OF THE ESTATES AT WESLEY OAKS SUBDIVISION, MAP 2, AS SAME IS SHOWN ON MAP THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT CABINET I AT FILE 702, UNION COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC REGISTRY. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1012 Patricians Lane, Monroe, NC 28110. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance "AS IS WHERE IS." There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of

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the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Michael Liljestrand, and wife, Karina E. Liljestrand. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, EXCEPT IN THE INSTANCE OF BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-08011-FC01 December 2, 9, 2009

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON; default having been made in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the necessary findings to permit foreclosure having been made by the Clerk of Superior Court of UNION County, North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed in said deed of trust, the same lying and being in the County of UNION and State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 3 as shown on plat by Q. Newton Huneycutt, NCRLS, dated August 18, 1997, and recorded in Plat Cabinet E, File 772, Union County Registry, and containing 1.64 acres. Subject to (I) 30 foot wide private access easement shown on the plat referred to above (II) east 5 feet of a 10 foot wide gravel driveway shown on the plat referred to above, (III) 68 foot wide Duke Power Co. Right of way described in Book 262, page 232, Union County Registry, (IV) rights of way and easements for such other public utilities as may border or cross the property, and (V) Restrictions attached to this deed and incorporated herein by reference. See deed recorded in Book 957, page 432, Union County Registry. Included in the real property is a 1999 mobile home, Vehicle Identification Number HONC05527559AB, which is affixed to the real property. This mobile home will be sold as a part of the real property as is permitted by the provisions of N.C.G.S. §25-9-604. PROPERTY ADDRESS/LOCATION: 524 West Phifer St. Marshville NC 28163 DATE OF SALE: December 17, 2009 TIME OF SALE: 10:30 A.M. LOCATION OF SALE: UNION County Courthouse RECORD OWNER(S): Michael A. Deese and Belinda Deese TERMS OF THE SALE: (1). This sale will be made subject to: (a) all prior liens, encumbrances, easements, right-of-ways, restrictive covenants or other restrictions of record affecting the property; (b) property taxes and assessments for the year in which the sale occurs, as well as any prior years; (c) federal tax liens with respect to which proper notice was not given to the Internal Revenue Service; and (d) federal tax liens to which proper notice was given to the Internal Revenue Service and to which the right of redemption applies. (2) The property is being sold "as is". Neither the beneficiary of the deed of trust, nor the undersigned Substitute Trustee, makes any warranties or representations concerning the property, including but not limited to, the physical or environmental condition of the property. Further, the undersigned Substitute Trustee makes no title warranties with respect to the title to the property. (3) The highest bidder will be responsible for the payment of revenue stamps payable to the Register of Deeds and any final court and/or auditing fees payable to the Clerk of Superior Court which are assessed on the high bid resulting from this foreclosure sale. (4) At the time of the sale, the highest bidder will be required to make a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or $750.00, whichever is greater, with the remaining balance of the bid amount to be paid on the day following the expiration of the applicable ten (10) day upset bid period. (5) Any person who occu-

pies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. (6) An order for possession of the property being sold may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession, by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. This the 5th day of November, 2009. SMITH DEBNAM NARRON DRAKE SAINTSING & MYERS L.L.P. Adam M. Gottsegen, Attorney for Jeff D. Rogers, Substitute Trustee P. O. Box 26268 Raleigh, NC 27611-6268 (919) 250-2000 December 9, 16, 2009

Found young female dog bk & wht w/brown head, 40 lbs. Parkwood Sch. area, (704)843-7982

CBM M4381621 NORTH CAROLINA UNION COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK 09 SP 1628 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST EXECUTED BY MICHAEL A. DEESE AND BELINDA DEESE DATED March 2, 1999 AND RECORDED IN BOOK 1215, PAGE 168, UNION COUNTY REGISTRY, TO TIMOTHY P. DAVIS, TRUSTEE. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain deed of trust executed by MICHAEL A. DEESE AND BELINDA DEESE dated March 2, 1999 to TIMOTHY P. DAVIS, Trustee for OAKWOOD ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, recorded in Book 1215, Page 168, UNION County Registry; the holder of the note and deed of trust being THE

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REG Black Angus Bull 2 yrs old 704-243-3799 or (704)242-1197

060 Pets & Supplies 3 Male Chihuahua puppies 8wks no papers $150ea. wht & brown spots, (704)776-4082

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Mini Dachshunds 6wks. f/$200-m/$150 wormed 6 mo. lovable sweet f/potbelly pig, $150 (704)2920018

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009 / 5B 112 Apartments

Newly Remodeled Townhouse 2bd/1.5 ba $600mo. 704-283-3097

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114 Houses For Rent $200/mo! 4 bed 2 ba! 5% dn, 15 yrs @ 8%! For Listings 800-749-8106 x H611

Free puppies Lab/Boxer & Lab/Rottweiler 9wks great Christmas gifts, dew- Beautiful 4br 2.5ba Wingate, 4yr old 2 sty big back ormed (704)219-9891 yard 2 car gar. fresh paint call John (704)236-0621 MERCHANDISE

068 Auctions AUCTION Sat. Dec. 12 @ 7:00 PM 7813 Idlewild Rd. Indian Trail, NC Vintage Toys, Antiques, Collectibles 10% BP, Cash/Check BELK AUCTION CO. NCAL 6936 704-339-4266 AUCTION Wed. Dec. 9 @ 7:00 PM 7813 Idlewild Rd. Indian Trail, NC Collectibles, Home Decor, Household 10% BP, Cash/Check BELK AUCTION CO NCAL 6936 704-339-4266

069 Appliances Refrigerator & Stoves $99.99 Washers & Dryers $79.99 704-649-3821

071 Furniture Solid oak dining table 4’x4’ w/out leaf, 4 leafs 12” ea w/support, 6 reg. chairs & 2 captains (704)821-7457

078 Feed/Seed/Plants POINSETTIAS free delivery to area churches. (704)624-6179 Haigler Greenhouses

090 Miscellaneous Metal Roofing 3ft wide $1.40 LF 1-803-789-5500

PECANS for sale. Call (704)289-6865. 092 Firewood Seasoned Firewood $65 a load delivered (704)821-8395 Seasoned Firewood Oak & mixture of Hickory call for details (704)363-4420

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108 Money To Loan Advance Fee Loans or Credit Offers Companies that do business by phone can’t ask you to pay for credit before you get it. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-FTC-HELP. A public service message from The Enquirer-Journal and The Federal Trade Commission.

109 REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE - RENT 111 Commercial - Rent Warehouse/office with 4’ dock door. 2400 sf. Old Charlotte Hwy. $600/Mo. (704)283-4697

112 Apartments 1 bed 1 bath Apartment $450 Cotton St. Monroe Unionville Realty 704-753-1000 3 Bd 2 ba only $200/mo! 5% dn,15yrs@8%! For Listings 800-749-8106 x B002 Beautiful 2br 1.5ba Cedar Bend Townhome in Monroe $650mo. (704)296-2428

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Fantastic Country Home 3BR 1BA, 2AC W/Barn $795/mo LREA 704.796.7460

Nearly new 3 & 4BR in Monroe, $800-$950mo. (704)289-5410 Owner financing 3br 2.5ba town home. $149,900.00 owner financing available. 4005 F Christine Lane Waxhaw NC (Alma Village) Call 704-609-5463 Waxhaw 3br 2.5ba kit, dining, den w/fp, all appliances/yard maint. included reduced! $900mo. Sherin Realty 704-882-1634

REAL ESTATE - SALE MOBILE HOMES 138 Mobile Homes - Rent Wingate: 2BR 2BA $525; 3BR 2BA $600. Cent H/A. No pets. 704-451-8408

140 Mobile Homes - Sale $500.00 DN moves you in. Call and ask me how. 704-225-8850 14’x60’ 2BR Fleetwood, washer, dryer, refrig, AC unit, heat pump w/deck. (704)764-7392

1991 Singlewide 3br Mac Flowe Homes, Inc. (704)289-5147

Land Owners Wanted Zero Down call for details (704)225-8850 Used Doublewide set up in retirement home park Mac Flowe Homes, Inc. (704)289-5147

TRANSPORTATION 158 Trucks For Sale 03 Chevrolet Truck 1500 Ext Cab real good truck, $8900 (704)283-5748

163 ATVs Yamaha Badger 80 cc 4 Wheeler, includes youth helmet & chest protector. Great Christmas gift. $800 nego. 704-622-3434 or (704)385-9252

C at. M otor, 15 S peed W ith O verdrive, 411 R ear E nd, N ew P arts, 63” Flat Top S leeper, R ebuilt E ngine and Transm ission.

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2003 Cadillac Seville STS Loaded, like new, new M ichelin tires. 41,000 M iles.

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New 2007, 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, rec room, s/s appliances, ceramic tile, 1 ac lot, lots of extras. Must see! $167,400 CALL 704-243-4656

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