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Vance County Sheriff’s deputies investigate an incident near the parking lot of N-A Minute Shoppe at the intersection of N.C. 39 South and Vicksboro Road Tuesday afternoon.

Bystander saw man in handcuffs being led to a patrol car By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

Sheriff Peter White said a man was shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon in an area between the N-A Minute Shoppe and a store next door on N.C. 39 South in Vance County.

The victim was taken to Maria Parham Medical Center for treatment of a wound that White said did not appear to be life-threatening. The location of the incident was near the intersection with Vicksboro Road. A bystander said she saw law

enforcement officers put a man in handcuffs and walk him to a car. The Sheriff declined to give other details, saying that investigators were still trying to piece together what had happened. Contact the writer at awheless@hendersondispatch.com.

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Scene from First United Methodist Church’s live nativity Tuesday night. This year is the church’s 25th anniversary of presenting a live nativity. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.hendersondispatch.com.

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A Vance County School Board committee wants written comments from parents whose children would be affected by the proposed redistricting plan. The students go to Clark Street, Aycock, Zeb Vance and L.B. Yancey elementary schools. “We want people to have a chance to weigh in on that (the plan),” Ruth Hartness, chairwoman of the Building and Grounds Committee, said Tuesday. All of the children from the old Clark Street School — which is going to be closed at the end of the current school year — and some from the other three facilities will be assigned next year to the $13 million elementary school under construction on Garrett Road. The comments can be dropped off Jan. 4-15 with the principals of those four schools during their hours of operation, according to Hartness. Through that time period, she added, copies of the redistricting map under consideration will be displayed in the hallways of Clark Street, Aycock, Zeb Vance and Please see COMMENT, page 3A

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Investigators are asking the public to help identify a man wanted for making numerous fraudulent credit card transactions in Henderson. Police circulated a photo Tuesday of the suspect, who was described as: white, late 20s or early 30s, brown hair, 5-foot11 to 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, Suspect with a tattoo on the upper part of his right forearm, near the elbow. The man is believed to frequent the Henderson, Oxford and South Hill, Va. areas. According to police, he might be in the company of another man in a black, 1990s Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable. Anyone with information concerning their whereabouts is asked to contact the Henderson Police Department at (252) 438-4141 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925. All callers will remain anonymous.

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For many of the families who are members of First United Methodist Church in Henderson, the church’s annual live Nativity scene is as much a part of their Christmas tradition as wrapping gifts and putting up the Christmas tree. This year, the church family celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual production, which began last night and continues tonight and Christmas Eve from 6-7:20 p.m. on the front steps of the church, located on S. Garnett Street. A total of 144 members of the congregation don robes, take up their staffs, and participate each

year in the retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ in a manger in Bethlehem, said Jack Richardson, who has headed up the effort for the past 15 years. Many more work behind the scenes to bring the production together. The sets, props and costumes have evolved over the years, Richardson said, “but the essence of what we do has remained the same. For each family that takes part, this is an important part of their Christmas celebration.” First Methodist’s live Nativity celebration began in 1985, inspired by a similar live Nativity scene that has been staged for many years at Centenary United Methodist Church in New Bern. Mary Helen Jones, a member

of First Methodist, in addition to Angie Hall, the church’s program director at the time, had both attended the church in New Bern and had fond memories of the annual event there. Jones grew up in the New Bern church and couldn’t remember a Christmas that didn’t include the live Nativity production as part of her family’s tradition. “Angie mentioned to me one day at church that she thought it would be a great ministry to begin (at First Methodist),” said Jones. Hall suggested that Jones’ husband, Jim, would be just the person to be chairman of the annual event, a post that Jim Jones held for the first ten years of the Please see NATIVITY, page 3A

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OXFORD — Roy Winslow, who was principal of J.F. Webb High School before leaving more than two years ago for Orange County, will be returning to the Granville County Schools System, this time as principal of Granville Central High School. Winslow is replacing Bill Graham, who is retiring effective Jan. 14 because of health issues in his family, School District Associate Superintendent Allan Jordan told the newspaper. The County Board of Education on Monday approved the hiring of Winslow, who will start Feb. 1. Graham’s decision to step aside and the naming of Winslow as his replacement additionally means Granville Central High will have its third principal since the school opened in August 2007 off Sanders Road near Stem. “Not a good situation,” Jordan said Tuesday. “It’s not good to change principals every year, particularly in a new school. So, we’re looking for stability, we’re Please see PRINCIPAL, page 3A


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Mark It Down Saturday Ridgeway Opry House — Performing this week are Julia Morton, Joyce Chisenhall, Matt Nelson, Ronald Puett, Jackie Turner, Donnie Gillam, Evylena Norwood, Freida & Delores, and Betsy & Allen Reid and the Home Folks, with guest band, The Warren County Travelers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday Blood drive — Marketplace Cinema will sponsor a blood drive from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at the theater on Beckford Drive. Appointments may be made in 15-minute increments. Every donor will receive a free movie pass plus other goodies. To schedule an appointment, call Nancy Jo Smith at (252) 438-3892 or (252) 431-4563 or e-mail her at lighthouse@ vance.net.

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Vance-Granville Community College (Franklin campus) Classes to train area residents for jobs in the growing biotechnology manufacturing field will be held on weekdays and evenings, beginning in January at Vance-Granville Community College’s (VGCC) Franklin County Campus. VGCC will once again offer the BioWork process technician course in the spring 2010 semester at its state-of-the-art Biotechnology center on the Louisburg campus, located on N.C. 56. Two different schedules are offered for the convenience of BioWork students. Students may take the class either from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, starting Jan. 11. Students will choose one of these times and attend that session for the entire course. All classes and registration will be held in room F306 on the Franklin County Campus. On either schedule, classes will conclude on May 5. BioWork is a training course that prepares men and women for employment as process technicians

within bioprocess, pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing companies. The BioWork training program was developed by a team that included VGCC, the N.C. Biotechnology Center, the N.C. Community College System, Novozymes and 15 other biotech companies. The rigorous 128-hour curriculum covers topics such as workplace safety, chemistry, process control and microbiology. The curriculum also provides students with extensive hands-on laboratory experience. Technicians are in demand throughout the state, including at area companies such as Novozymes in Franklinton, Revlon in Oxford and Iams in Henderson. The cost of the course is $175 plus applicable fees. A high school diploma or GED is the only pre-requisite for the course. For more information or to pre-register, call the Franklin Campus at (919) 496-1567. Anyone calling to pre-register should specify the class time that they would like to attend.

Special delivery from Jubilee Serteens Service to mankind is constantly on the minds and hearts of the members of the Jubilee Serteen Club. Members made special deliveries to two important social organizations in the Henderson area during their recent Thanksgiving school break. Canned goods and other non-perishable items were delivered to Area Christians Together in Service (ACTS). Hearts Haven was the recipient of a variety of school supplies. Visiting each of the organizations allowed the members to see first hand how important it is for members of the community to provide support to various social agencies.

Youth NAACP monthly meeting held at Gateway Center The Youth NAACP held its regular monthly meeting at Gateway Community Center on Nov. 24. The meeting was called to order by youth advisor, Vivian L. Bullock, with prayer. Tayla Chavis read a poem entitled, “Do Your Best.” Youth desiring to become officers for the upcoming year gave campaign speeches. The guest speaker was Horace Bullock, president of the Vance County NAACP branch. He shared the purpose and history of NAACP and entertained questions asked by the youth. Pictured (left to right) are Nolan LeMay, Tayla Chavis, La’Niayah Bates and Talia Chavis; (second row, left to right) Charles Flowers, Horace Bullock and A. J. Swaringen. Not pictured are Dianne Bullock and Rachel Daye, co-youth advisors.

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frequent attendee of basketball games at the Dean Smith Center. That is because her husband, Mark, went back to school and earned a master’s degree in business administration. And, she said, “It converted me.” Her husband is manager of the Bridgestone Bandag plant off West Industry Drive. The primary election is set for May 4, with the general election to be Nov. 2.

that would bite, so the ‘shepherds’ had to keep their staffs handy just in case,” she said. Over time, the number of animals involved has declined simply because of the logistics involved in transporting and handling them. This year, only a live donkey is participating, said Richardson.

Even as the faces have changed and the costumes have evolved, the spirit and intent behind the annual production remains the same, said Richardson. “This is our outreach and gift to the community at Christmas.”

NATIVITY, from page one production. In the early years, costumes were fabricated by the women in the church from all kinds of scraps of fabric, said Mary Helen Jones. “We even used old lamp shades to make the wise men’s hats,” she remembers. Jim Jones, using drawings and plans from Centenary United Methodist, drew

out the design for the sets and props at First Methodist. Live animals were a bigger part of the event in the early years, Mary Helen said. The church would seek out local sheep and donkeys that could be borrowed to lend authenticity to the scene. “I remember one year we had a donkey

looking for experience, strength of leadership.” “And Roy Winslow fits that bill,” Jordan said. Granville Central High’s first principal, Steve Hester, left for his neighboring home county to succeed retiring Person High Principal Margaret Bradsher in July 2008. Graham, prior to being named to replace Hester, was principal of the South Granville High School of Business and Global Communications, which is located at Creedmoor.

J.F. Webb is located northwest of the junction of U.S. 158/Oxford Loop and U.S. 15. Winslow became an assistant principal at J.F. Webb in November 1995 and served until becoming principal in June 1999, Jordan said. In August 2007, Winslow resigned to become principal at Orange County High School, which is located northeast of Hillsborough, Jordan said.

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OXFORD — Jo Ann Averette is seeking re-election to another four-year term as Granville County Superior Court clerk. “I still enjoy what I’m doing: Serving the people through this office,” said Averette, 51, a Democrat. Senior Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood appointed Averette in early 2005 to replace the retiring Hattie Jean Overton. Overton had been Granville County Superior Court clerk since 1995.

Overton’s predecessor, Mary Ruth Nelms, had served since 1964. Nelms’ predecessor, A.W. GraAverette ham Jr., had served since 1928. Nelms in 1979 hired Averette as a deputy clerk. Averette, who holds an associate’s degree from Peace College in Raleigh, had worked approximately a year and a half at the former Granville Savings and Loan, which was at what is today the Watson

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Arnold Stang, actor known for nerdy roles, dies at 91 By MARK PRATT Associated Press Writer

BOSTON — Arnold Stang, an actor who appeared alongside Milton Berle and Frank Sinatra and was known for his nerdy looks and distinctive nasal voice, has died. He was 91. Stang died Sunday of pneumonia at NewtonWellesley Hospital in Massachusetts, said JoAnne Stang, his wife of 60 years. She atStang tributed her husband’s career longevity to his willingness to tackle any professional challenge. “He was really unique, because he could perform in any role, comedy or drama, he just loved it all,” she said Tuesday. “He always thought of himself just as an actor, not any particular kind of actor, but just an actor who would play whatever he was asked to play.” Despite often playing goofy characters, Stang was the consummate professional, preparing the same for his biggest roles and the smallest commercials. “I remember how smart he was, and how hardworking, and how disciplined he was, no matter what the role,” his wife said. The slight and diminutive Stang started his career on the radio as a teenager and never lost his love of the medium.

JoAnne Stang remembers her husband zipping across Manhattan in the 1940s and ‘50s, from radio show to radio show, all live and challenging in their own way because all the acting is done through voice, with no facial expressions or body language, she said. “That was his education,” she said. He played alongside Berle on radio and television in the 1950s, starred as Sinatra’s sidekick in the 1955 movie “The Man with the Golden Arm,” and was a member of the ensemble comedic cast of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” in 1963. The dramatic role alongside Sinatra was one of his favorites, his wife said. He voiced cartoons, including the lead character in the 1960s cartoon “Top Cat,” and did dozens of commercials, perhaps most notably for the Chunky candy bar. He appeared in movies alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Cosby and continued acting into his 80s, playing a role in the 1993 movie “Dennis the Menace.” Stang invented and mischievously perpetuated a story that he was born and raised in the Boston suburb of Chelsea. But his wife said he was really raised in Brooklyn. He lived in the Boston suburb of Needham for the past decade. In addition to his wife, Stang is survived by son David and daughter Deborah. Funeral services are private.

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HENDERSON — Charlie Bryan Basket, of 647 Spring Valley Road, died in Henderson on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Flowers Funeral Home.

HENDERSON — Velma Capps Wilson, age 87, a resident of 350 Lewis Williams Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in a local nursing home. Born in Vance County on Sept. 22, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Julian Capps and Lottie Robinson Capps. Mrs. Capps was a member of Harris Chapel United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Harris Chapel United Methodist Church by the Rev. Aubrey Florence. She is survived by a son, Randy W. Wilson of Henderson; and three special nieces, Judy Norwood, Jo Ann Parrish and Frances Buchanan. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Nathaniel Wilson; her daughter, Kathy W. West; and her grandson, John Allen West. The family will receive friends Saturday night from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Randy W. Wilson, 350 Lewis Williams Road, Henderson, N.C. 27537. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

ST. CLOUD, Fla. — Heavenly Angels came to our beloved Marcia Diane Bronson, 60, of St. Cloud, Fla., on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009. She was the wife of, and is survived by, her loving husband, Sidney D. Bronson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mildred Ward. She is survived by her brother, Michael Ward, and wife, Marcia, of Henderson, N.C. Marcia is also survived by other loving family members: Marjorie Bronson; Elaine, Tim and Quentin Coonce of Tunnel Hill, Ill.; Lori, Neal and Logan Johnson of Tunnel Hill, Ill.; Dianne, Asa, Troy, Beth, Andrew, Grace, Allen, Bobbi Jo, Dalton, and Caitlin Bouldin of Bassett, Va.; Karen, Bruce, Austin, Cassie, Justin, Marie and Kelsey Johnson of Kissimmee, Fla.; Dee Dee and Dale Lankford, and Taylor, Charlotte, and John Randolph of Kissimmee, Fla.; Julie, Josh and Ryder Cloninger of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and April, Mike, Evie, and Sophia Kirlis of Holly Springs, N.C. Marcia was born Jan. 21, 1949, in WinstonSalem, N.C., then moved to Florida. She was a

Rodney R. Daniel DURHAM — Rodney Raydell Daniel, 30, of 930 E. Main St., Durham, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Granville Medical Center. He was the son of Raydell Daniel and Gloria Oliver Parker. Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Allen’s Home of Funerals by the Rev. Ronnie Green, with Rev. Lennis Thorpe and Minister Jeanette Paschall assisting. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Oliver Parker of the home: his father, Raydell Daniel, and stepmother Linda, both of Raleigh; two brothers, Brandon Daniel of Durham and Mark Holder of Raleigh; and a sister, Sameika Price of Raleigh. A viewing will be held Wednesday from noon until 6 p.m. Allen’s Home of Funerals is assisting the Daniel and Oliver families.

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DURHAM — William E. James, 57, of 3617 Shrewsburg St., Durham, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at his home. He was a native of Franklin County and was the son of the late Leroy McClain and Annie Lee James Bellamy. He attended Durham Technical Community College. He was a Christian a talking horse. She wrote and later became a member of Hawkins Chapel a book in 2007 entitled Church. “Mister Ed and Me and Survivors include his More.” wife of 35 years, Mattie Born in Massachusetts, James; a son, William Hines also appeared in “T.T.” James; a daughter, the 1960 film “Thunder in Alison James; a grandCarolina” and TV shows child; and a sister, Patricia that included “The MillionAlston. aire,” ‘’Johnny Ringo” and Funeral services will be “Riverboat.” conducted at 2 p.m. SunHines was married day at Hawkins Chapel twice, the last time to Lee Church in Franklinotn Savin, an entertainment lawyer and producer who died in 1995.

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RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue says North Carolina is well-positioned for the nation’s economic recovery. Perdue said Tuesday the state is facing another budget shortfall of $400 million because of weak tax collections. She says that can be handled without much effort because she already ordered state agencies to hold back five percent of what the budget authorized them to spend. The governor has concerns about the long-term economic future, questioning whether the state will get a cut of the growing online retail market. The Democratic governor also questioned whether the federal government would leave states with unfunded mandates. Perdue says she thinks the nation is on its way out of the recession but faces a slow recovery.

CHARLOTTE (AP) — A mortgage servicing company says it will expand its North Carolina operation by adding about 1,000 call center and loan servicing jobs. The company and Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Tuesday that Zenta Mortgage Services will expand its Charlotte operation over the next five years. In return, the company could collect up to $8.6 million in taxpayer incentives if it meets the job-creation targets and keeps them for nine years. The financial services outsourcing company plans to begin hiring next month for jobs paying nearly $48,000 a year. Zenta now employs about 260 workers in Charlotte. The New York City-based company operates call centers and other service centers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Los Angeles, London, and in Mumbai and Chennai, India.

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OXFORD — Granville Health System (GHS) announced the organization has welcomed Dr. Krista M. Pine to GHS Behavioral Health Services at Granville Medical Center. Pine had previously practiced Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry with Wayne Memorial Hospital and The Amen Pine Clinics, following several years in private practice. Pine is board certified in general adult psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of California Irvine, where she served as the President of the American Medical Student Association. During her residency, Pine completed research projects on Adult ADHD and Schizophrenia. “Dr. Krista Pine is a

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RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s appeals court on Tuesday upheld a statewide ban on video poker machines except those operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in their Smoky Mountains casino. A three-judge court panel ruled unanimously that a 2006 state law giving the tribe exclusive gaming rights within North Carolina does not violate a federal Indian gaming law as an amusement machine vendor had argued. The tribe operates Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, which attracts more than 3.5 million visitors a year and generates revenues of more than $250 million annually. Tribal members in June received checks for $3,892 in the first of this year’s twice-a-year payments. The ruling overturned a February decision by Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning that sided with the gaming company and could have again legalized video poker machines in all 100 counties. But the appeals court said the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act allows states to grant tribes preferential gaming rights in hopes the revenues would expand tribal self-government, economic development, and political stability. Invalidating the state video poker ban would mean “the tribe would no longer have preferential gaming rights, but instead would be in competition with other gaming enterprises,” Judge Robert C. Hunter wrote for himself and Judges Martha Geer and Linda Stephens. “This is great news. We worked for so long to try to rid our state of this awful industry,” state Senate leader Marc Basnight, D-Dare, said in a statement. Amusement machine owners who once installed video poker machines in convenience stores and bars saw the case as one prong of their attempts to restore the business. Their supporters

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N.C. woman escapes arrest, steals cop car AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say Ronda Renee Matthews of Hope Mills, N.C., wriggled out of her handcuffs and led police on a four-mile car chase after fleeing arrest in one of their patrol cars. Multiple media outlets reported Matthews, 37, surrendered to deputies after crashing and damaging the patrol car. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says she was being arrested on a robbery charge when she broke out of her handcuffs, climbed into the front seat of the patrol car and drove away. Officials have charged Matthews with armed robbery, stealing a motor vehicle, fleeing arrest and reckless driving, among other things. It was not clear if she had an attorney.

Two killed in N.C. as Amtrak train hits car EFLAND (AP) — An Amtrak train heading from Charlotte to New York struck a car at a North Carolina railroad crossing, killing two people. The Highway Patrol said the car was crossing tracks in the Orange County town of Efland on Tuesday morning. He said the woman driving was killed along with a 5-yearold boy who was thrown from the back seat. Police said a 3-monthold girl was pulled from the wreckage and taken to University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill. None of the train passengers were hurt.

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HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT Arrests • Gerald Quinzell Dunston, 21, of 911 Bane Ave. was arrested Dec. 18. Felony breaking and entering. Secured bond was set at $30,000. Court date Jan. 19. • Quinton Mitchell, 23, of 614 Thomas St. was arrested Dec. 18. Felony possession of heroin. Secured bond was set at $5,000. Court date Jan. 11. • Robert Hamlitt-Parrish, 32, of 3019 Weaver St. Apt. 3, Durham, was arrested. Misdemeanor larceny. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Jan. 25. • Terril Baskerville, 18, of 116 Zollicoffer Ave. was arrested Dec. 19. Misdemeanor injury to personal property. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Jan. 26. • Quentin Rogers, 17, of 1314 S. Chestnut St. was arrested Dec. 19. Misdemeanor injury to personal property. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Jan. 26. In another report, subject was arrested for misdemeanor consume alcohol by under 19. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date Jan. 26. • Kendale Sulyans, 17, of 521 Hilliard St. was arrested Dec. 19. Misdemeanor injury to personal property. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Jan. 26. In another report, subject was arrested for misdemeanor consume alcohol by under 19. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date Jan. 26. • Gary Lee Bullock, 38, of 335 W. Rockspring St. was arrested Dec. 11. Misdemeanor possession of controlled substance at the jail. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Secured bond was set at $5,000. Court date Dec. 28. In another report, subject was arrested

for failure to appear on a show cause order. Secured bond was set at $306. Court date Dec. 28. • Thomas Calvin Reed, 39, of 207 Black St., Oxford, was arrested Dec. 19. Misdemeanor larceny. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Jan. 25. • Harold C. Gannon, 49, of 219 Quinton Marlboro Road, Salem, N.J., was arrested Dec. 20. Misdemeanor driving while impaired. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Feb. 18. • Lori Person Cooper, 42, of 124 Anne Durham Road, Manson, was arrested Dec. 20. Misdemeanor driving while impaired. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Feb. 23. • Terril Baskerville, 18, of 116 Zollicoffer Ave. was arrested Dec. 10. Misdemeanor consume alcohol under 19. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date Jan. 26. • Larry Patton, 47, of 927 Patton Circle was served with an order for arrest on Dec. 18. Misdemeanor failure to appear on driving while impaired charge, 2 counts. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charge of driving while license revoked. Secured bond was set at $2,000. Court date Jan. 28. • Plummer Reid Jr., 37, no address listed, was arrested Dec. 19. Misdemeanor assault on a female. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Dec. 29. • Ramiro Martinez-Prudencio,

17, of 816 S. Carolina Ave.. was arrested Dec. 18. Misdemeanor no operator’s license. Misdemeanor expired registration. Misdemeanor no insurance. Unsecured bond was set at $2,000. Court date Jan. 21. • Carl Lee Daniel, 17, of 224 Lincoln St. was arrested Dec. 11. Misdemeanor larceny. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Jan. 28. • Franklin Vincent Lassiter, 63, of 488 Hickory St. was arrested Dec. 19. Misdemeanor larceny. Secured bond was set at $400. Court date Jan. 25. • Jerome Kearney, 30, of 815 Nicholas St. was served with an order for arrest on Dec. 15. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $236. Court date Jan. 26. • James Larry Alston, 51, of 715 Champion St. was served with an order for arrest on Dec. 17. Failure to appear. Bond was set at $500. Court date Dec. 29. • Fernando Hunt, 55, of 655 Charles St. was arrested Dec. 17. Misdemeanor assault on a female. No bond. Court date Jan. 19. • Raymond Eugene Seward, 43, of 112 N. Elizabeth St. was served with a citation on Dec. 11. Misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana. No bond listed. Court date Jan. 28. • Milton A. Wilson, 31, of 511 Foxbourough Lane was arrested Dec. 19. Misdemeanor assault on a female. No bond. Court

date Jan. 11. • Armando Santos Elias, 32, of 621 Alexander Ave. was arrested Dec. 18. Misdemeanor communicating threats, 2 counts. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Jan. 25.

the theft from the residence of a 32-inch flat screen TV valued at $600. Damage to a door frame estimated at $200. • Joe Lewis Williams, 51, of 305 Zene St. reported Dec. 18 the theft of a Gator scooter valued at $1,300. • Nora Cheek, 35, of 252 Booth Ave. reported Dec. 21 the theft from the residence of a Philips 47-inch flat screen HDTV valued at $4,000 and Compaq desktop computer valued at $2,500. • Melanie Turner, 35, of 6547 Shady Side Road, Shady Side, Md., reported Dec. 21 the theft from a vehicle of a leather pocketbook valued at $30; Cannon SD 600 digital camera valued at $400; and pair of diamond earrings valued at $2,600. • Rogers Group, 720 Highland Ave. Apt. 2E reported Dec. 21 the theft of the following items and their values: children’s clothing, $1,000; 2 V-Tech laptops, $100; 2 V-Tech video games, $50; and 2 jewelry sets, $250. Damage to a bedroom window not estimated.

Larceny • Reginald Skipwith, 38,m of 753 David St. reported Dec. 17 the theft from the residence of the following items and their values: Gateway desktop computer, $700; Toshiba 30-inch TV, $400; 3-in-1 fax, $200; and 2 checkbooks. • Christopher Hopkins, 42, of 7140 Timber Forest Court, Cumming, Ga., reported Dec. 20 the theft from a vehicle of the following items and their values: Dell laptop, $1,000; Compaq laptop, $1,000; 2 Apple/iPod Touch MP3 players, $650; 2 Nintendo/DS Lite video game consoles, $300; Kodak digital SLR camera, $400; 2 Olympus digital cameras, $400; 4 backpacks, $80; purse, $40; and 10 miscellaneous personal ID cards, $1. • Toni Shaw, 35, of 687 Boddie St. reported Dec. 18 the theft from the residence of a 42-inch plasma TV valued at $399; Sony Playstation video game console valued at $100; and 10 video games valued at $100. Damage to a rear door estimated at $200. • Stacia Rodriguez, 38, of 618 Mason St. reported Dec. 20

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Daily Meditation He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he [was] wounded for our transgressions, [he was] bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:3-6

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Christmas all year? If the stories published in editions of the past several weeks are any indication, some Christmas cheer has been and is still being spread thanks to the generosity of many in our Tri-County communities. From civic clubs and churches to social clubs and school classrooms, from retirees and funeral homes to grocers and school clubs, from law enforcement officers and social services workers to restaurants and other businesses (and the list goes on), the citizens of our area have seen a need and they’ve stepped up to make the holidays a little brighter for their neighbors. The support for those who are less fortunate has come in the form of canned foods, hams, other groceries, gifts, toys, bicycles, coats, shoes, other clothing items, games, books, baby supplies and money, just for starters. Countless hours have been spent ringing bells to draw attention to a Christmas kettle drive fund-raiser. Shoppers have taken names and “shopping lists” from “angel trees” and bought and wrapped and delivered presents for people they don’t know and may never see. For those who have a misunderstanding about the real “spirit of Christmas,” we feel that the real spirit can be found much more readily in these charitable acts of giving than so many of the other activities of the hectic holidays. This kind of sacrificial giving has a way of helping us understand what the gift of the baby whose birth we celebrate at Christmas really means. Unfortunately not every child will wake up with toys as we might all hope and not every table will have the food or the fellowship that the rest of us may enjoy on Friday, but we can take solace in the fact that great strides were made in helping those whose needs were identified. We really should never rest until all of those who are hungry and without adequate means are met. It’s said often that it’s a shame we can’t continue the spirit of giving throughout the year in the same manner as we do during these Christmas holidays. There’s no reason we can’t. ——— In Thursday’s Daily Dispatch, we invite you to join us on this page as we take our readers back in time 50 years to a Christmas Eve edition that offers a message as timely for today’s readers as the day it was written. Growing up with the Dispatch, we recall the Christmas Eve editorial page tradition of giving center stage to “The First Christmas” as told in the Gospel of St. Luke. We recall so well, too, the annual printing of that classic New York Sun editorial written in response to a letter from an eight-year-old named Virginia who asked about the existence of Santa Claus after apparent teasing from her friends. We’ll turn back the clock as we prepare to celebrate this holiest of holidays and all of the joy it brings to young and old. We hope you will enjoy it, too.

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An elusive peace in holy land JERUSALEM, DECEMBER 2009: In this season that celebrates the birth of the Prince of Peace, can there ever be real peace in land of his birth? I asked myself this question over and over as I traveled over the last few days though the lands where Jesus grew up, preached, healed, confronted the established authorities, and ultimately was crucified. My travels inspired and enlightened me. But they gave no answer to the question about the possibility of peace in the Holy Land. As to a possible solution to the Arab-Israeli confrontation, Davidson College history professor Jonathan Berkey, who accompanied our group, summed it up discouragingly as follows: “There are presently no grounds for a solution that is peaceful and fair.” Someday, he explained, the situation will resolve itself. But it is not likely to be soon, nor will it likely be peaceful and fair. A few days ago in Jerusalem, I found myself in the middle of a large protest demonstration, with TV cameras, chanting, and lots of “handmade” looking placards held high. “What is this all about?” I

asked someone. “We are protesting the suspension of construction in the settlements.” I remembered that the “suspension” was the action of Israel’s conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Many Americans had criticized his action because it allowed much settlement construction to continue. “So, this is D.G. about settleMartin ments in the UNC-TV West Bank?” Bookwatch I asked. “As you say,” he answered. “But, it is not the ‘West Bank;’ it is Israel.” As long as so many in Israel insist that the occupied areas of Palestine are part of Israel, it is going to be hard to find a peaceful common ground. Conflict is not limited to the Palestinian-Israeli impasse. In the holy city of Jerusalem, Jews and Christians argue among themselves in a manner out of character with the holy books that are their guides.

Secular and non-orthodox Jews resent the powers and privileges of the ultra-orthodox. Their political parties, though small, have gained political advantage by joining the governing coalitions in Israel’s parliament. While other Israeli young people have mandatory military service, the ultra orthodox are exempt. Their religious studies are subsidized. So, according to their critics, they study, rather than work, their entire lives. Their critics accuse them of ruining good neighborhoods by crowding their large families into houses designed for families with one or two children, neglecting their gardens, and enforcing severe Sabbath restrictions throughout the area. The resentments and conflicts bubble over. So do the arguments of the Christians about control of their holy sites. Within the Church of the Holy Sepulture are, according to tradition, the sites of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial. The shrines that mark these spots and other parts of the building are under the control of different Christian sects. Maintenance of the overall building, its roof and exteriors, is an extra problem. Since nobody is in overall charge, nobody ac-

cepts responsibility. As to who controls access to the building, the matter is settled by longstanding arrangements in which Muslim families control the entry door and the keys. From time to time there are misunderstandings that lead to confrontations among the Christians. Ironically, these Christian conflicts have to be broken up by the Israeli police. On the site of the Temple, where Jesus confronted the money changers, Muslims long ago constructed the beautiful “Dome of the Rock.” Even though the State of Israel controls all of Jerusalem, it allows Muslim clerics to control that site. In turn, the clerics limit access to the interior of the building to other Muslims, even though it is an important site for many Christians and Jews. The peace that shepherds and wise men hoped for more than 2000 years ago is still “hoped for” today. D.G. Martin is hosting his final season of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 5 p.m. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at www.unctv. org/ncbookwatch/

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Could pollution be a solution? If human activity got us into the mess, can human activity can get us out? I refer to “SuperFreakonomics,” a hugely entertaining book by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and co-author Stephen Dubner. Levitt and Dubner mine cold, hard economic and scientific data to arrive at some offbeat conclusions. The two tackled this Tom bold question: Purcell What is the

cheapest, fastTribune Media est way to cool Services the Earth? The question assumes, of course, that human activity is a primary cause of long-term warming; the Earth has warmed over the past 100 years, though it has cooled recently. The point: Supposing the Earth got so hot that the doomsday scenarios some are selling were to come true, what could we do about it? Levitt and Dubner’s research led them to a group of inventors in Bellevue, Wash., at a company called Intellectual Ventures (IV). The IV guys are no kooks. IV was founded in 2000 by Nathan Myhrvold, formerly chief technology officer of Microsoft. The company has raised $5 billion to invent all kinds of cool solutions, such as

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clean, cheap forms of energy. The IV guys suspect human activity has contributed to warming — we humans have been burning lots of fossil fuels for a few hundred years now. They also think that globalwarming rhetoric in the media and political circles is oversimplified and exaggerated. They think the current generation of climate-prediction models is “enormously crude” — that there is an enormous amount of natural phenomena the models can’t account for, such as water vapor, the biggest greenhouse gas. They think the conventional wisdom on how to resolve any potential problems is: • Too little: Conservation efforts, such as wind power, won’t cut it. • Too late: Even if we stopped emitting carbon dioxide today, the carbon we’ve already emitted will stay in the atmosphere for 100 years. • Too optimistic: It is way too hopeful to believe humans will seriously cut carbon emissions, as our friends in China demonstrate on a daily basis. So, supposing human activity were to lead to cataclysm, what could we do? We could mimic the effects of a giant volcano! When Mt. Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it pumped millions of tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere, the area seven miles above the Earth’s surface. The sulfur dioxide absorbed water vapor and formed an aerosol

cloud that rapidly blanketed the globe. The hazy blanket reflected the sun, causing the Earth to cool. Thus, IV has proposed a contraption — a giant garden hose, of sorts — that could be lifted high into the air with helium balloons. It could pump sulfur dioxide directly into the stratosphere. It sounds like something from the Willy Wonka chocolate factory, but it would likely work. And it would be cheap — a total cost of $250 million. That’s less than the U.S. government spends every hour. Levitt and Dubner have been assailed by some for oversimplifying a complex matter, when all they were trying to do was answer a simple question: What is the cheapest, fastest way to cool the Earth? In any event, while some prophesy gloom and doom — that the Earth will erupt into a fiery ball unless we spend trillions to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions — I place my hope in human invention and ingenuity. I’m betting someone will invent clean, cheap energy that will end our carbon worries forever. Hey, maybe the IV guys will invent an SUV that runs on kangaroo droppings. Unlike cow droppings, say Levitt and Dubner, kangaroo doo is methane-free. Tom Purcell is a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview. Visit Tom on the web at www.TomPurcell.com or e-mail him at Purcell@caglecartoons.com.

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To the editor: I am writing this letter because of my concern for the public’s health and welfare for those who frequent tattoo/body piercing shops. I am a body piercer and worked for a particular tattoo shop here in Henderson. During that time I did 144 piercings. I loved my job but because of some things that were going on at the shop and other situations I decided to quit working there. After leaving that shop I visited another tattoo shop to apply for a job. The first thing the owner asked me was “what kind of piercings have you done and how do you sanitize your equipment?” I proceeded to tell him my piercing experience and also that the owner of the last tattoo shop provided me with a jar of Barbacide and told me to use that for sanitizing. This guy asked me “what is Barbacide?” I replied “it’s the stuff used in barber shops to sanitize combs.” He said to me, “that don’t kill Hepatitis or HIV!” That was when I became extremely concerned about those 144 people that I had already pierced! He then told me that body piercing equipment must be cleaned with an “autoclave steamer.” The previous shop owner did not have an autoclave steamer and told me that the Barbacide would be sufficient. Because of my concern, I contacted Environmental Health Services (State Health Department). They also told me that Barbacide would not kill Hepatitis or HIV. They also told me that body piercing was not regulated and that each piercing establishment was responsible for their own actions. That’s when I filed a complaint with the Health Department, out of concern for the people I have pierced! I also called the N.C. Barber Board and filed a complaint. I, again, was told that Barbacide does not kill Hepatitis or HIV. I am now working at a shop in another county and I am happy to say that this shop is very clean and all equipment is sanitized and steamed. I feel bad for the people who have paid for a service and now I find out they might get sick or worse. That tattoo/body piercing shop in Henderson is still in operation and piercings are still being done there. Maybe this will open someone’s eyes before Vance County has an epidemic or even deaths from a poorly run business. If you plan to get a piercing please make sure that the shop has an autoclave steamer and that the shop is clean. People please wise up you or your child could be a victim here. RUDY ORR Henderson


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On this date: In 1783, George Washington resigned as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retired to his home at Mount Vernon, Va. In 1788, Maryland passed an act to cede an area “not exceeding ten miles square” for the seat of the national government; about twothirds of the area became the District of Columbia. In 1823, the poem “Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas” was published anonymously in the Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel; the verse, more popularly known as “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” was later attributed to Clement C. Moore. In 1928, NBC set up a permanent, coast-to-coast network. In 1941, during World War II, American forces on Wake Island surrendered to the Japanese. In 1986, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first nonstop, non-refueled, roundthe-world flight as it landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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questionable that you are DEAR ABBY: My even healthy enough to start husband and I have been married two wonderful years. a pregnancy. What’s happening is all I was recently in a serious wrong, and my alarm bells car accident and am curare blaring. If this is the way rently unable to drive. The person who mainly drives me joint decisions are made in your marriage, there is real around is my husband, but sometimes friends and family serious trouble ahead for you. So no, you should not take me to my appointments just give in, and yes, it really or to run errands. Recently my husband announced that is worth a fight — or, at the very least, further discussion. he will no longer take me to buy my birth control pills DEAR ABBY: My sisterbecause he’s ready to have in-law is in the process of a child and doesn’t want to losing weight. We’re all very wait. proud of her. Since The problem is, whenever I am out we are around her, she goes of work, on and on about what she did I have no money of or did not eat that day. She my own also gives us disapproving and must looks or makes unwelcome comments about what we are rely solely eating. on him for We have tried to gently support. change the subject, but it Because Dear always goes back to food. Is he is no there anything we can do longer Abby or say to stop this without willing to Universal Press hurting her feelings? — provide me Syndicate HUNGRY FOR ADVICE IN with the LONGVIEW, TEXAS funds to buy birth control, I DEAR HUNGRY FOR am unable to ask anyone else ADVICE: When someone to give me a ride to the pharmacy. When we have sex, he is dieting, her (or his) life is refuses to use protection. centered on food -- food that Although I want children is allowed, food that is forbidin the future, I do not feel den, etc. In fact, in many ready to have any now. We cases when people diet, they married young and still have become more focused on and years ahead of us to get preg- more obsessed with food than nant and be active parents. folks who are bingeing. Please tell me what to do. As long as your sister-inI’m afraid if I refuse to have law is dieting, she probably a baby with him he will leave won’t change. Only when she or, when I am ready, decide accepts that her new eating habits have become her our time to start a family lifestyle will food stop being has passed. I love him and uppermost in her thoughts. would do anything for him. Because her constant Should I just give in, and is it harping makes you uncomreally worth a fight? — NOT fortable, gently recommend QUITE READY IN COLOthat she join a weight-loss RADO support group. There she DEAR NOT QUITE will receive positive feedback READY: You and your from others who are expehusband need professional mediation NOW. You should riencing her journey -- and with luck you’ll be subjected not be strong-armed into having a child, which is what to fewer of the details. your husband is attempting to do. Women who become Dear Abby is written by Abigail pregnant under the circumVan Buren, also known as stances you have described Jeanne Phillips, and was often feel trapped and resent- founded by her mother, PauwillPhillips. fill Write Dear Abby ful, which can negatively client line affect their ability to parent. at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. If you were so seriously Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA injured in the accident that 90069. you can’t drive or work, it’s

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N.C. man sets record with Christmas bicycle giveaway FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — North Carolina’s “Bicycle Man” has outdone himself. The Fayetteville Observer reports that Moses Mathis, who for 19 years has repaired bicycles and then given them away at Christmas, set a record this year by fixing more than 1,100 bikes. He repaired 1,046 bicycles and gave them away in 2008. Hundreds of people formed a line that wrapped around a small parking lot and folded back on itself for the annual giveaway on Tuesday. Needy recipients are identified by local school social workers. Now, Mathis is on a new mission. By the end of next month, he will have to leave his current warehouse space and may have to cancel the 2010 giveaway to focus on raising money for permanent space. During the decade, he has moved three times.

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Supreme Court to settle ‘life’ inmates dispute By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s highest court is looking to resolve a rancorous dispute over the fate of violent inmates sentenced to “life” three decades ago, with justices on Tuesday setting a hurried schedule for arguments while keeping the prisoners behind bars. The decision to hear the matter comes after lower-court judges issued conflicting rulings and Gov. Beverly Perdue declared herself “disgusted” with the legal system. Justices will now determine whether convicted killers Alford Jones and Faye Brown have qualified for sentence-reduction credits that could wipe away the remainder of their time in prison. Dozens more inmates — many of them murderers and rapists — were sentenced under

the same 1970s law and could be affected by a high court decision. State officials have determined that some two dozen would immediately qualify for release if credits are applied to reduce their sentences. Supreme Court clerk Christie Cameron said Tuesday that justices have expedited the schedule for written filings and oral arguments could be held in February. Sarah Jessica Farber, an attorney for Jones and Brown who has argued that they are being unlawfully detained, said she and the inmates were pleased the court accelerated the case schedule. “They both trust that the process will work itself out,” she said. “We’re all taking this just one day at a time.” Perdue said in a statement that the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case was “the right one for North Carolina.”

State attorneys have struggled to find favor among judges in the debate over the inmates. Supreme Court justices first sided with an inmate in October when he argued that a law between 1974 and 1978 defined “life” sentences as only 80 years long. The inmates now contend that a variety of credits they have earned over the years should now be applied to the 80-year term to qualify them for unconditional release, and they won a judge’s order for release last week before the appeals court agreed. The state attorney general’s office contends the credits awarded to the inmates are not to be used to reduce the length of their terms but are to help determine other issues such as whether the prisoners are eligible for parole, and a third judge agreed with that argument. Brown, who is held at Raleigh

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Bobcats snap losing skid, knock off Pistons 88-76 By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

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North Carolina forward Tyler Zeller dunks over Tyler Wilkerson during the first half in Chapel Hill Tuesday.

CHARLOTTE — Gerald Wallace had 29 points and 12 rebounds in his return after missing a game with severe headaches, leading the Charlotte Bobcats to an 88-76 victory over the undermanned Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Stephen Jackson added 13 points despite playing with a sore back for the sharpshooting Bobcats, who held a comfortable lead over the final three quarters. The Pistons lost their fifth straight as they again had 52 points a game in street clothes, with Richard Hamilton (hamstring), Tayshaun Prince (back) and Ben Gordon (ankle) sidelined. Gordon was the closest to returning, but it was determined before tip-off he’d miss an eighth straight game. Rodney Stuckey scored 20 points for Detroit, which shot 38 percent. Wallace missed Sunday’s loss to New York after getting elbowed in the face a night earlier. The Bobcats don’t think he sustained what would be his fifth concussion as a pro, and he passed a series of tests over the past two days to get cleared to return. The 6-foot-7 Wallace, second only to Orlando’s Dwight

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Detroit’s Ben Wallace looks to pass as he is trapped by Charlotte’s Stephen Jackson, left, Tyson Chandler, back, and Boris Diaw, right, in the first half of in Charlotte Tuesday. Howard in rebounds per game, saw no drop-off in his work on the boards and had a big game from 3-point range. Wallace shot 4 of 6 on 3s, including a 23-footer early in the second half to put Charlotte up 60-39. The Pistons got no closer than 12 points the rest of the way and Charlotte finished 9 of 18 from long range. Jackson added eight rebounds and four assists two nights after leaving the Knicks loss in the third quarter with back spasms. He joked at shootaround that he was going to “take some Advil and play” and was clearly in pain. Each time Jackson came Please see BOBCATS, page 3B

Heels stomp Herd Davis, Zeller lead North Carolina over Marshall, 98-61 By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina rebounded from its latest loss by, well, rebounding. Three days after slipping into their deepest deficit off the glass under coach Roy Williams, the 10th-ranked Tar Heels got back to dominating the boards — and the game — in a 98-61 rout of Marshall on Tuesday night. And the biggest impact came from some of their biggest players: Ed Davis finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds and fellow forward Tyler Zeller matched his career high with 18 points for North Carolina (9-3). After No. 2 Texas outrebounded the Tar Heels by 21 — their widest margin under their Hall of Fame coach — they held a 53-34 advantage on the glass

against the Thundering Herd, who started three guards. “We just have to be aggressive at all times. We have to box out, especially against a long, athletic team,” Davis said. “Teams like this and Texas and the teams we have to play in the ACC, we’re not going to be able to just go after (rebounds). We have to box out.” Marcus Ginyard and Deon Thompson added 14 points apiece, and swingman Will Graves finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds after he was held out of the starting lineup for the first time this season because Williams said he was “disappointed in some things,” which he did not identify. “You’ve got to be able to put two halves together,” Thundering Herd coach Donnie Jones said. “We didn’t come out in the

second half playing with the energy (that was needed).” North Carolina shook off a sloppy start and broke open a surprisingly close game by scoring 18 straight points early in the second half while holding Marshall without a field goal for roughly 5 1/2 minutes. The Tar Heels finished with as many defensive rebounds (34) as the Thundering Herd had at both ends of the court. “Just competing, that covers a whole lot of things: Your rebounding, your execution, your turnovers, all those things,” Ginyard said. “Just getting out there with the will to win and the will to execute what you have to do.” Shaquille Johnson had 16 points and Tyler Wilkerson added 12 for Marshall (9-2). Please see HEELS, page 3B

BYU blasts Oregon St. in Las Vegas, 44-20 By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS — Max Hall threw for 192 yards and three touchdowns in the only bowl game he knows, leading No. 15 BYU past No. 16 Oregon State 44-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Tuesday night. Hall gave the Cougars their third win in five straight bowl appearances in the Sin City and ended the Beavers’ run of five consecutive bowl wins. Oregon State appeared troubled by cold winds and the lingering sting of missing the Rose Bowl. Hall threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Luke Ashworth, a 17-yard scoring strike to Dennis Pitta and a 15-yard TD pass to Manase Tonga. He had 139 yards passing in the first half. AP Photo/Daniel Gluskoter Tonga added an 18-yard rushing touchdown, and Harvey BYU running back Harvey Unga carries Oregon State safety Cameron ColUnga finished with 76 yards lins into the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter of the Las Please see VEGAS, page 3B Vegas Bowl.

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Michigan State forward Raymar Morgan has his shot rejected by Texas forward Gary Johnson during the first half in Austin, Texas.

Second half run lifts No. 2 Texas past No. 9 Michigan State in Austin By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Damion James had 23 points and 13 rebounds, leading No. 2 Texas past No. 9 Michigan State 7968 on Tuesday night, giving the Longhorns consecutive wins over Top 10 teams. Like the victory over No. 10 North Carolina on Saturday, James led this one. He followed his 25 points and 15 rebounds against the Tar Heels with another big showing to rally the Longhorns (11-0) from an early deficit. Chris Allen had 12 points for the Spartans (9-3), who couldn’t beat Texas for a fourth straight year. The Longhorns hadn’t played a ranked opponent before last weekend and now have impressive wins over two of the nation’s best. Jordan Hamilton had 14 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Longhorns, who

now have a week off. Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers had 11 points apiece for Michigan State. For anxious Longhorns fans awaiting the BCS championship game, this big Texas win may tide them over until Jan. 7. Texas football coach Mack Brown looked on as the Longhorns trailed 37-34 at halftime, and quickly started chipping away at the deficit. J’Covan Brown hit a corner 3-pointer with 12:58 left to tie the game at 52. James gave the Longhorns the lead back seconds later, hitting a floater in the lane to put Texas ahead for the first time since the first half. From there, the Longhorns slowly pulled away — then abruptly put the game out of reach. Gary Johnson stripped the ball from Spartans point guard Korie Lucious at halfcourt on consecutive possesPlease see TEXAS, page 3B


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Two-minute drill College Football Suh makes history, wins AP Player of Year NEW YORK (AP) — Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh (en-DOM-ah-ken Soo) is the first defensive player to be voted The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year. Suh finished the season with one of the great performances of the year, getting 4 1/2 sacks as the Cornhuskers nearly upset No. 2 Texas in the Big 12 title game. He received 26 of a possible 59 votes from AP college football poll voters to edge Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, who received 20 votes. Since the AP started handing out a player of the year award in 1998, all the winners have been quarterbacks or running backs.

College Hoops Richmond beats UNC-Greensboro 89-63 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — David Gonzalves had a season-high 25 points to lead Richmond to an 89-63 win over North Carolina-Greensboro on Tuesday. Gonzalves scored 16 points in the first half as the Spiders (9-3) finished the half on an 11-4 run to claim a 40-31 lead at halftime, despite the Spartans (2-8) scoring the first eight points of the game. Richmond put the game away by hitting four 3-pointers — two by Anderson — in a three-minute span early in the second half to take a 62-48 lead with 11:58 left. Brandon Evans led N.C.-Greensboro with a season-high 22 points.

South Alabama upsets No. 18 Florida GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tim Williams scored 21 points, DeAndre Hersey had a putback with 1.8 seconds remaining and South Alabama stunned No. 18 Florida 67-66 on Tuesday night. Williams drove through the lane in the closing seconds, but his shot clanged off the rim. Florida failed to block out Hersey, who grabbed the rebound and put it back up for the game winner. The Gators had one final chance, but Erving Walker’s shots from halfcourt hit the back of the rim and the Jaguars (9-4) started to celebrate. Florida (8-3) has lost three straight and could fall from the rankings. Florida rallied from a seven-point deficit in the second half and had the lead and the ball with less than a minute to play. But Chandler Parsons, who finished 1 of 8 from the field, misfired on a wild runner in the lane with 18 seconds remaining.

NFL Mangini unphazed by Holmgren arrival BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Eric Mangini has yet to discuss his future with new boss Mike Holmgren. Mangini said Tuesday that he has not had any contact with Holmgren, Cleveland’s new team president. Holmgren still has details to complete on his deal before assuming control of the Browns’ football operations sometime next week. Saying “whatever the decision is, the decision is,” Mangini also says he’s comfortable with what his staff has accomplished in its first year. Mangini feels Holmgren’s coaching experience will help him understand the difficulty Mangini faced this season.

MLB Atkins, Orioles finalize $4.5 million deal BALTIMORE (AP) — Third baseman Garrett Atkins and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized their $4.5 million, one-year contract. His deal calls for a $4 million salary next year and includes an $8.5 million club option for 2011 with a $500,000 buyout. There are additional performance bonuses. The 30-year-old has spent his entire seven-year major league career with the Rockies and became a free agent when Colorado failed to offer a 2010 contract.

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Sports on TV Wednesday, Dec. 23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. n ESPN — Poinsettia Bowl, Utah vs. California, at San Diego MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. n ESPN2 — Mississippi at West Virginia 9:30 p.m.

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George Washington hangs on in overtime against ECU, 84-80 GREENVILLE (AP) — Damian Hollis scored 21 points and Tony Taylor had 20 to help George Washington edge East Carolina 84-80 in overtime Tuesday night in the

first game between the former Southern Conference foes since 1973. After a Taylor jumper gave George Washington (8-2) a 78-76 lead, Hollis went 6-for-6 from the free

throw line. Brock Young, who led East Carolina with 20 points and 10 assists, hit two free throws in overtime to tie the game at 76, then made two

more for a tie at 78 with 1:28 left. Hollis went to the line for the last time with 9 seconds left to seal the win for the Colonials, who are 4-0 on the road.

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Peacock leads Yellow Jackets past Kennesaw State Georgia Tech 80 Kennesaw St. 55 ATLANTA (AP) — Zachery Peacock scored 18 points to lead four Georgia Tech players in double figures and the Yellow Jackets put on a shooting clinic in the second half to rout Kennesaw State 8055 on Tuesday. Peacock was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and 2 of 2 from 3-point range. He also had seven rebounds. Brian Oliver had 14 points for the Yellow Jackets (9-2). Gani Lawal added 11 points and 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double and Derrick Favors had 11 points. The Yellow Jackets, who dropped out of the rankings at No. 22 after Sunday’s 66-59 overtime loss to Florida State, hit on 13 of their first 15 shots in the second half, including 4-for-4 on 3’s to take a 6136 lead with 8:21 left on a 3-point basket by Oliver. Virginia Tech 71 UMBC 34 BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Delaney scored 16 of his 17 points in the first half to lead Virginia Tech to a 71-34 victory over the University of Maryland Baltimore County on Tuesday night. The win was Techs seventh straight, marking the Hokies longest winning streak since 1996. Delaney scored eight of Techs first 14 points, as the Hokies (10-1) jumped out to a 14-0 lead from the onset. They held the Retrievers without a point until Chris De La Rosa hit a short jumper with 10:55 remaining in the half. UMBC (1-10) missed its first nine shots from the floor and committed eight turnovers in that span. The Retrievers made just four field goals in the first

No. 24 Clemson 79 Western Carolina 57 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Booker scored a season-high 31 points and his brother Devin added 10 to lead No. 24 Clemson to a 79-57 victory over Western Carolina on Tuesday night. The Tigers (11-2) have won four straight, each by double digits. But this one took a while to put away. The Catamounts (102) trailed 56-51 with 8 minutes to go when the Bookers took over. Clemson would score the next 19 points, with Trevor and Devin each scoring six during the run. Mutombo led Western Carolina with 19 points.

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Georgia Tech's forward Derrick Favors shoots a basket over Kennesaw State's guard Spencer Dixonduring the first half Tuesday in Atlanta. half (4-for-24) and turned the ball over 13 times. Delaney, who entered the contest as the ACCs leading scorer at 22 points per game, went 6-for-10 from the floor, including 4-for-6 from beyond the 3-point arc. Dorenzo Hudson added 16 points for the Hokies, hitting 4-for-6 from the floor, including 2-for-3 from beyond the 3-point arc, and all six of his freethrow attempts.

Maryland 98 Winston-Salem St. 55 COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Greivis Vasquez had a season-high 27 points and 11 assists, and Maryland never trailed in

a 98-55 rout of WinstonSalem State on Tuesday night. It was the first doubledouble of the season for Vasquez and the 11th of his career. The senior guard was two rebounds short of a triple-double when pulled from the game with exactly 5 minutes left. Coming off a nine-day layoff for exams, the Terrapins (7-3) led by only four points late in the first half and by 12 at halftime. Maryland then scored 23 of the first 28 points after the break to go up by 30. Paul Davis scored 15 for Winston-Salem State (2-7). It was the Rams’ third loss this season by at least 40 points.

Florida St. 95 UT-Martin 68 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Michael Snaer scored a career-high 18 points to lead Florida State to a 95-68 win over Tennessee-Martin on Tuesday night. Florida States offense, which had broken the 80-point scoring barrier only once since November 21, eclipsed 90 points for the first time this season. The Seminoles (11-2) outscored the Skyhawks (1-9) 23-2 in the games first 8:11, as TennesseeMartin shot just 36.8 percent from the floor. It was the ninth time this season Florida State held an opponent under 37 percent shooting. Snaer was one of six Seminoles to score in double figures. Xavier Gibson scored 12 points and Terrence Shannon 11. Jordan Demercy, Deividas Dulkys and Chris Singleton each added 10. Tennessee-Martin’s Marquis Weddle finished with a game-high 27 points.

Serena Williams named 2009 AP Female Athlete of Year By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer

Playing her best at the most important events, Serena Williams re-established herself as the top player in women’s tennis in 2009 and was a landslide choice as Female Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press. Williams received 66 of 158 votes cast by editors at U.S. newspapers that are members of the AP. No other candidate got more than 18 votes in the tally, which was announced Tuesday. Clearly, Williams’ most infamous on-court episode — a tirade directed at a line judge after a foot-fault call near the end of her U.S. Open semifinal loss in September — didn’t hurt her standing in the eyes of the voters. “People realize that I’m a great player, and one moment doesn’t define a person’s career,” Williams told the AP. “And I was right, for the most part: It wasn’t right the way I reacted — I never said it was — but I was right about the call.” She also noted that the outburst, which resulted in a record fine and two-year probationary period at Grand Slam tournaments, “got a lot more people excited about tennis.” The 28-year-old American tends to do that, thanks to her powerful, athletic

play and her outgoing personality. “We can attribute the strength and the growth of women’s tennis a great deal to her,” WTA chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster said in a telephone interview. “She is a superstar.” Williams, who is based in Florida, also won the AP award in 2002, a sevenyear gap that is the longest between AP Female Athlete of the Year honors since golf’s Patty Berg won in 1943 and 1955. “I’m just happy and blessed to even be playing seven years later. All this is a bonus, really,” Williams said. “In 2002, I just was really dominant, and I think in 2009, I just brought that back. I kind of became that player again.” Indeed she did. Williams finished the year at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. She topped $6.5 million in prize money, breaking the single-season tour record by more than $1 million. She won three significant singles titles — Wimbledon, the Australian Open and the seasonending tour championships — and paired with sister Venus to win three Grand Slam doubles championships. “An incredible performance,” Allaster said. “Her game just continues to improve through this long career she’s had.” Williams went 50-12 in

singles, an .806 winning percentage that was the highest for any woman who played at least 20 matches

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TEXAS, from page 1B sions with under 4 minutes left, both leading to fastbreak dunks and a commanding Texas lead. The Longhorns have won every game this season by double digits. James, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, became the school’s all-time leading rebounder, surpassing James Thomas. James,

who was 10 of 18 from the field, has 1,087 rebounds. Before beating North Carolina, the Longhorns feasted on lesser foes. Texas beat the Tar Heels in the vast enormity of Cowboys Stadium, in the first basketball ever played at the home of the Final Four in 2014.

Back home at a raucous Erwin Center, a small cluster of Michigan State backers briefly stole the show: officials stopped the game for several minutes so police could confiscate an airhorn from a Spartans fan who tried shirking away from her seat but was allowed to stay.

But as the second half wore on, the Spartans had less and less to cheer about. Playing consecutive games against Top 10 opponents for the first time in a decade, the Longhorns hit 7 of 16 from behind the 3-point arc and shot 59 percent from the field in the second half.

New York Yankees' Melky Cabrera follows through on a RBI-single during the third inning of a double-header against Tampa Bay Monday, Sept. 7 at Yankee Stadium in New York.

BOBCATS, from page 1B out he got a heat pad wrapped around his lower back. He had to be helped by a trainer to sit down in the second quarter and sat on a large exercise ball in the third. But it didn’t seem to slow him on the floor. Jackson’s driving layup and his feed to Nazr Mohammed for a dunk keyed an 18-5 run to start the second quarter that put Charlotte ahead 41-24. Wallace had 19 points at

halftime and the Bobcats led 52-36, spoiling Pistons coach John Kuester’s return to North Carolina. It was perhaps fitting in a coaching matchup of former North Carolina players that the Tar Heels football team was in attendance ahead of its game Saturday against Pittsburgh in the Meineke Bowl. Kuester spent time before tip-off chatting with his former boss, Charlotte

coach Larry Brown, and talking up his old school. But Kuester, an assistant under Brown on Detroit’s 2004 NBA championship team, had an overmatched roster. Chucky Atkins, Jonas Jerebko and Jason Maxiell were in the starting lineup for the Pistons, who got most of their offense from the emerging Stuckey. He hit nine of 20 shots, but Will Bynum

(12 points) was the only other player in double figures for Detroit, which had won four straight in Charlotte. The Bobcats were without guard Flip Murray, who has a sprained right ankle, then lost struggling center Tyson Chandler to a sprained left foot in the third quarter. Ex-Piston Mohammed filled in well in the middle with 12 points and nine rebounds.

where you lose a game, people tend to overreact — particularly when it’s very good teams,” Williams said. “I overreact because I want us to play better. It’s not just the outcome of the game.” Meanwhile, Marshall once again had the misfortune of facing a North Carolina team defending a national championship. Jones was a graduate assistant with the Thundering Herd in 1994 when the Tar Heels routed them 116-62. This one wasn’t quite that lopsided, but it did provide a sobering dose of reality for a Marshall team that had won nine of its first 10 games. Three of those wins came against non-Division I teams, and

only one of the victories during its streak came outside the state of West Virginia. Still, the Herd kept up with the Tar Heels for a while. They used an early 13-2 run to give themselves their snapshot moment: Dago Pena’s bank shot gave the Herd a 21-17 lead with 8 minutes left in the half. “They responded with their own run,” Johnson said. “Coach Jones said it was going to be a game of runs. ... It’s just how you respond to it. When they made their run there ... we didn’t have a good response to it. We didn’t come out and keep fighting. It seemed like we kind of laid down.”

HEELS, from page 1B The Herd had their seven-game winning streak snapped, and were denied their first victory against a ranked team since beating then-No. 9 West Virginia in 2006. North Carolina claimed the 1,993rd victory in the program’s history — only Kentucky, which one night earlier won its 2,000th, has more. But this one wasn’t well in hand until the Tar Heels closed the first half with a 17-8 run capped by Graves’ 3-pointer 2 seconds before the buzzer. That made it 44-35, their largest lead of a sluggish opening 20 minutes. “I was afraid that we’d be a little tight, and I thought we were early in the game,” Williams said.

They certainly got themselves back on track after halftime, taking their first double-figure lead when Ginyard hit a layup with about 16 1/2 minutes to play to make it 50-39. Davis ended that burst with a free throw that pushed it to 62-39, and Marshall didn’t get closer than 18 the rest of the way. It took a while, but the Tar Heels eventually turned this one into the kind of get-their-grooveback victory they needed after the 103-90 loss to the Longhorns in Cowboys Stadium — their second loss in three games. All three defeats have come against teams currently in the top five. “Any time around here

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 35 26 8 1 53 106 75 Pittsburgh 37 25 11 1 51 116 95 N.Y. Rangers 36 17 16 3 37 99 102 N.Y. Islanders 37 13 17 7 33 90 120 Philadelphia 35 15 18 2 32 95 103 Buffalo Boston Ottawa Montreal Toronto

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 35 22 10 3 47 94 76 35 17 11 7 41 90 87 36 18 14 4 40 100 103 38 17 18 3 37 97 107 37 13 16 8 34 106 130

Washington Atlanta Florida Tampa Bay Carolina

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 36 22 8 6 50 130 100 35 18 13 4 40 115 108 38 16 15 7 39 111 122 36 13 14 9 35 91 109 36 9 21 6 24 89 131

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 35 23 9 3 49 105 74 Nashville 36 22 11 3 47 106 101 Detroit 36 18 13 5 41 98 96 St. Louis 35 16 14 5 37 91 97 Columbus 37 14 16 7 35 105 131 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 38 21 11 6 48 113 110 Calgary 35 20 11 4 44 101 87 Vancouver 36 20 16 0 40 110 93 Minnesota 36 17 16 3 37 93 103 Edmonton 36 15 17 4 34 107 120 San Jose Los Angeles Phoenix Dallas Anaheim

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 37 22 8 7 51 122 97 37 22 12 3 47 111 108 37 22 13 2 46 96 85 36 15 10 11 41 107 112 35 14 14 7 35 99 111

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Montreal 4, Atlanta 3, OT Buffalo 3, Toronto 2, OT Florida 4, Philadelphia 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Carolina 1 New Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 0 Boston 2, Ottawa 0 Colorado 4, Minnesota 3 San Jose 4, Dallas 2 St. Louis 7, Edmonton 2 Phoenix 5, Columbus 2 Tuesday’s Games San Jose 3, Chicago 2 Anaheim at Colorado, 10 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s Men’s Scores

SOUTH Arkansas St. 71, MVSU 64 Auburn 94, Alabama St. 78 Austin Peay 71, Evansville 68 Canisius 59, Southern Miss. 56 Clemson 79, W. Carolina 57 Florida Gulf Coast 64, DePaul 61 Florida St. 95, Tenn.-Martin 68 George Mason 89, VMI 86 George Washington 84, East Carolina 80, OT Georgia St. 85, Georgia Southern 65 Georgia Tech 80, Kennesaw St. 55 Longwood 88, Campbell 80 Louisiana-Monroe 74, Harding 61 Maryland 98, Winston-Salem 55 McNeese St. 77, Southern, NO 59 Memphis 87, SE Missouri 57 Middle Tennessee 69, Howard 51 Mississippi St. 88, Centenary 51 Morgan St. 87, Towson 80 North Carolina 98, Marshall 61 North Florida 64, New Orleans 49 Richmond 89, UNC Greensboro 63 South Alabama 67, Florida 66 UAB 67, Butler 57 Virginia Tech 71, UMBC 34 William & Mary 70, Radford 68 EAST Army 54, New Hampshire 46 Boston U. 86, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 77 Colgate 63, Dartmouth 44 Connecticut 71, Maine 54 Duquesne 86, St. Francis, Pa. 56 Kent St. 71, Robert Morris 57 Lafayette 74, St. Francis, NY 69 Lehigh 66, Marist 55 Niagara 77, St. Bonaventure 71 Pittsburgh 74, Ohio 49 Rutgers 66, St. Peter’s 42 Sacred Heart 82, Holy Cross 79 Seton Hall 94, Navy 56 Syracuse 92, Oakland, Mich. 60 MIDWEST Akron 77, Ill.-Chicago 65 Buffalo 71, Wis.-Green Bay 65 Cincinnati 74, Winthrop 57 Creighton 85, Houston Baptist 56 Detroit 76, Cent. Michigan 58 E. Illinois 100, Franklin 40 IPFW 75, Valparaiso 72 Illinois St. 80, Grambling St. 56 Iowa St. 83, North Dakota 52 Loyola of Chicago 68, Albany, N.Y. 56 Loyola, Md. 72, Indiana 67 Michigan 76, Coppin St. 46 N. Illinois 87, Md.-Eastern Shore 69 Northwestern 74, Cent. Connecticut St. 54 Notre Dame 101, Bucknell 69 Ohio St. 72, Cleveland St. 59 Purdue 90, SIU-Edwardsville 63 Saint Louis 61, UMKC 54 Samford 58, E. Michigan 56 W. Illinois 55, Cent. Arkansas 44 Wright St. 69, Ark.-Little Rock 47 Youngstown St. 82, High Point 69 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 66, Missouri St. 62, OT North Texas 71, SE Louisiana 61 Sam Houston St. 93, Fla. International 63 Stephen F.Austin 102, East Central 68 Texas 79, Michigan St. 68 Texas Tech 100, Stanford 87 Texas-Arlington 101, Texas Wesleyan 85 FAR WEST Air Force 69, UC Davis 57 BYU 110, Nevada 104 Colorado 92, CS Northridge 58 Nebraska 74, Tulsa 70 Wagner 71, Jackson St. 62 Weber St. 66, Morehead St. 64

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TOURNAMENT Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Class First Round Saint Mary’s, Calif. 78, Northeastern 67 Southern Cal 55, W. Michigan 51

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Wednesday’s Bowl Games Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl

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At San Diego Utah (9-3) vs. California (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 22 5 .815 Toronto 13 17 .433 New York 11 17 .393 Philadelphia 7 21 .250 New Jersey 2 26 .071

GB — 10 1/2 11 1/2 15 1/2 20 1/2

Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 21 7 .750 — Atlanta 20 7 .741 1/2 Miami 13 12 .520 6 1/2 Charlotte 11 16 .407 9 1/2 Washington 9 17 .346 11 Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Chicago Indiana

Central Division W L Pct GB 21 8 .724 — 12 14 .462 7 1/2 11 17 .393 9 1/2 10 17 .370 10 9 18 .333 11

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas 20 9 .690 Houston 17 11 .607 San Antonio 15 10 .600 Memphis 13 15 .464 New Orleans 12 14 .462

GB — 2 1/2 3 6 1/2 6 1/2

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 19 9 .679 — Portland 18 12 .600 2 Utah 16 12 .571 3 Oklahoma City 13 13 .500 5 Minnesota 5 24 .172 14 1/2 L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Clippers Golden State

Pacific Division W L Pct GB 22 4 .846 — 18 10 .643 5 13 14 .481 9 1/2 12 16 .429 11 7 20 .259 15 1/2

——— Monday’s Games Milwaukee 84, Indiana 81 Orlando 104, Utah 99 Sacramento 102, Chicago 98 San Antonio 103, L.A. Clippers 87 Cleveland 109, Phoenix 91 Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 88, Detroit 76 Washington 105, Philadelphia 98 New York 88, Chicago 81 Boston 103, Indiana 94 Memphis 121, Golden State 108 Atlanta 112, Minnesota 87 Portland 85, Dallas 81 Houston 108, L.A. Clippers 99 Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Houston at Orlando, 7 p.m. Minnesota at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Portland at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Atlanta at Denver, 9 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League NEW YORK YANKEES—Traded OF Melky Cabrera, LHP Michael Dunn, RHP Arodys Vizcaino and cash considerations to Atlanta for RHP Javier Vazquez and LHP Boone Logan. n National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jason Marquis on a twoyear contract. FOOTBALL n National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS—Placed QB Brady Quinn on injured reserve. Signed OL Scott Kooistra. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed TE Tory Humphrey. Placed FB Marcus Mailei on injured reserve. n Canadian Football League TORONTO ARGONAUTS—Signed G Taylor Robertson to a contract extension through the 2011 season. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Released LB Barrin Simpson. GYMNASTICS n USA GYMNASTICS—Named Kevin Mazeika men’s national team coordinator. HOCKEY n National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Recalled LW Bryan Bickell from Rockford (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Assigned F Josh Hennessy and G Mike Brodeur to Binghamton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled F Kevin Porter from San Antonio (AHL). n ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced D Ben Wright has left the team. n International Hockey League FORT WAYNE KOMETS—Agreed to terms with RW Mitch Woods. COLLEGE GEORGETOWN—Announced men’s basketball junior F Nikita Mescheriakov will transfer at the conclusion of the current semester. LOUISVILLE—Named Mike Sanford offensive coordinator. NORTHWESTERN STATE—Named Hugh and Stephanie Hernesman women’s co-head volleyball coaches. RUTGERS—Announced OT Anthony Davis will enter the NFL draft.

Yanks deal Cabrera to Braves, Vasquez back in pinstripes By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Pitcher Javy Vazquez was traded back to the Yankees by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for outfielder Melky Cabrera, a move that pushed New York’s payroll for next season over $200 million. New York also got left-hander Boone Logan as part of the deal, and the Braves obtained a pair of pitching prospects, left-hander Mike Dunn and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino, along with about $500,000. The trade leaves New York with an opening in left field, allowing the Yankees to perhaps pursue Mark DeRosa. New York does not appear interested in re-signing Johnny Damon or going after free agents Matt Holliday and Jason Bay. Atlanta had six starting pitchers and felt free to deal Vazquez, who was 14-10 for the Yankees in 2004. He started 10-5 with a 3.56 ERA that year and made his only All-Star team but faded to a 4-5 record and 6.92 ERA after the break. His first stint in New York ended miserably, when he relieved Kevin Brown trailing 2-0 in Game 7 of the AL championship series against Boston and allowed a first-pitch grand slam to Damon, then gave up a two-run homer to Damon in the fourth. Vazquez was dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks after the season in the trade that brought Randy Johnson to New York. He spent one year with Arizona, then went to the Chicago White Sox for three seasons. Now 33, the right-hander was 15-10 with a 2.87 ERA and 238 strikeouts this year for the Braves, and finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting. Vazquez, whose career record is 142-139 in 12 seasons, will make $11.5 million next year and can become a free agent after the season. He joins a pitching rotation that includes CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte. New York’s top four starters will combine for $64 million in payroll — more

than four teams paid their entire rosters last season. With the trade and including the still-unfinalized signing of free-agent designated hitter Nick Johnson, the Yankees payroll for next season stands at $200.9 million for 16 signed players. That includes two not expected to make the opening-day roster: pitcher Andrew Brackman and infielder Juan Miranda. Vazquez’s arrival allows the Yankees to keep either Joba Chamberlain or Phil Hughes in the bullpen. Cabrera had been the Yankees’ starting center fielder for most of the last three seasons. After losing the job to Brett Gardner during spring training this year, he quickly regained it and hit .274 with 13 homers and 68 RBIs, helping the Yankees win the World Series for the first time since 2000. But he has a .239 postseason average with just six RBIs in 67 at-bats. Cabrera made $1,425,000 last season and is eligible for free agency after the 2012 season. Logan, acquired by the Braves from the White Sox in the Vazquez trade last December, was 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA in 20 relief appearances. He held left-handers to a .231 average and figures to fill the hole created by the departure of Phil Coke, who was sent to Detroit in a deal that brought New York center fielder Curtis Granderson. Atlanta had a surplus of starting pitching after giving Tim Hudson a $28 million, three-year contract in November. The trade left the Braves with a rotation that includes Hudson, Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Derek Lowe and Kenshin Kawakami. The 24-year-old Dunn had a combined 99 strikeouts in 73 1-3 innings at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre and Double-A Trenton, going 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 38 relief appearances. He made his major league debut on Sept. 4 and had a 6.75 ERA in four appearances. Vizcaino, who is 19, was 2-4 with a 2.13 ERA at Class A Staten Island, striking out 52 in 42 1-3 innings.

VEGAS, from page 1B rushing and a TD for BYU (11-2). Oregon State (8-5) scored on 1-yard runs by quarterback Sean Canfield and Jacquizz Rodgers, and a 31-yard pass to Damola Adeniji after the game was out of reach. Adeniji led all receivers with seven receptions for 102 yards. Canfield completed only four passes in the first half as the Beavers struggled to sustain drives. He finished 20 for 41 for 173 yards and an interception. The normally dependable Rodgers fumbled for the first time in his college career in the

first quarter, on his 621st touch, and Matt Bauman returned it 34 yards for the go-ahead score. Officials used replay to see whether Canfield’s checkdown toss to Rodgers was a lateral or a forward pass, and upheld the touchdown. Oregon State finished with three turnovers, including a fumble by Rodgers’ brother James. Winds gusted to 50 mph at Sam Boyd Stadium and temperatures fell to 30 degrees. The gusts were so strong that one of Oregon State’s punts traveled untouched only 6 yards.


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great dessert makes any special occasion even more wonderful. Celebrate this season with classic dessert recipes given an exciting twist with the sweet addition of California dried figs. Dark purple Missions and golden, slightly nutty flavored Calimyrnas are the secret touches that will turn these recipes into new holiday favorites. Chocolate Crinkles are chewy on the inside and have rich chocolate taste with bursts of sweet fig flavor. Chewy Ginger-Molasses Fig Cookies take traditional ginger molasses cookies and add sweet chunks of Mission figs, making them crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. They freeze well, so make a double batch and save some for giving. This German Chocolate Cake recipe starts with the ease of a cake mix. The crowning glory is the luscious topping made with California dried figs, coconut, and toasted pecans. Wow family and friends by popping the cake under the broiler just before serving for an outstanding finale. Interchangeable in most recipes, dark Mission and golden Calimyrna figs are chewy, sweet and moist, always available, and easy to keep on the shelf for snacking and cooking. Visit www.valleyfig.com for more recipes, cooking tips and nutrition tips as well as holiday baking supplies and gifts.

Chewy Ginger-Molasses Fig Cookies

Makes about 30 cookies 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons light molasses 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/3 cup granulated sugar Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat brown sugar and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in egg white and molasses. In separate bowl combine flour, ginger, soda, cinnamon and salt. On low speed, slowly beat in flour mixture until combined. With spoon, stir in figs. Shape 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 1/2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack.

Chocolate Fig Crinkles Chocolate-Fig Banana Bread

Makes 1 loaf 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups mashed, very ripe bananas (about 4) 2 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/2 cup miniature chocolate morsels Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together bananas, eggs, oil and vanilla. Whisk liquids into dry ingredients, mixing just until blended. Stir in figs and chocolate. Scrape batter into oiled 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake in the middle of the oven for 60 to 70 minutes (cover with foil after about 30 minutes to prevent over browning) or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Run sharp knife around edge of pan and remove bread from pan to wire rack to cool. Wrap airtight and store at room temperature or freeze.

Makes about 30 cookies 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup stemmed, finely chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar Beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and vanilla. In medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. On low speed, slowly beat into chocolate mixture. Stir in figs. Cover bowl and chill 3 hours. To bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Form 1-tablespoon portions of dough into balls. Roll in confectioners’ sugar. Place balls, 2 1/2-inches apart, on greased baking sheet. Place sheet in center of oven and bake cookies 7 to 9 minutes, until crackled on top and set around edges. Cool on wire rack.

German Chocolate Cake With Broiled Fig and Coconut Topping

Makes 2 single-layer cakes Cake: 1 18 1/4-ounce German Chocolate Cake Mix (Check cake mix for additional ingredients — oil, eggs, water) Fig-Coconut Topping: 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 6 tablespoons whipping cream 1 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans Follow package directions and prepare two 8-inch round cakes. Bake and cool as directed. For topping, in medium saucepan combine figs, sugar, butter and cream. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Simmer 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in coconut and pecans. Spread warm topping on top of each cake layer, dividing evenly. Place one cake at a time on a baking sheet or heatproof pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 15 to 30 seconds, or until topping bubbles, watching constantly. Remove from oven. Repeat with second cake. Cool. Transfer cakes to serving plates to serve.


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the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road and proceed along the common boundary of the property herein described with the property of Thomas W. Smiley, Jr. (Book 638, Page 179; Tract 7, Plat Soak “T”, Page 998) North 23 degrees 31’ 06” East 843.00 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence proceed along the common boundary of the property herein described with the property of Lucinda B. Gray (Book 257, Page 296) South 66 degrees 27’ 25” East 399.56 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence proceed along the common boundary of the property herein described with the property of Horace E. Falkner III (Book 488, Page 168; Tract 5, Plat Book “T”, Page 998) South 23 degrees 30’ 19” West 827.00 feet to an existing iron pipe, which said existing iron pipe is situate in the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road; thence proceed along the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road North 66 degrees 28’ 44” West 399.74 feet to the point and place of beginning containing 7.34 acres according to survey and plat entitled “Survey for Bobby W. Rogers” as prepared by Cawthorne & Associates, RLS, PA, dated September 20, 1985, as revised August 10, 1989, February 3, 1992, and April 28, 1993. And Being more commonly known as: 416 Forest Hills Dr, Henderson, NC 27537 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are James Bradshaw and Sharron Bradshaw. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or 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. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and

unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. Special Notice for Leasehold Tenants: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is November 24, 2009.

Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Vance County, North Carolina, at 11:30 AM on January 6, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: All of Lot 5 of Dabney Pines Subdivision as shown on map recorded in Plat Book V, Page 890 (previously, erroneously stated as Plat Book V, Page 748), Vance County Registry. Also conveyed is a permanent nonexclusive right of ingress, egress and regress to and from the proprty hereinabove described along the private road as shown on the plat referred to hereinabove. Said property is commonly known as 209 Cone Lane, Henderson, NC 27536. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Jerry Robert Bridges Jr. and Janeice Bridges. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to 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. 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

corner for Jacquetta Henderson as described in Book 558, Page 752, Vance County Registry that is in turn located S. 29º 44’ 30” W. 2,170.24 feet from an existing PK nail in the centerline intersection of SR 1329 and SR 1428; from said beginning point run thence S. 51º 12’ 26” E. 360.01 feet to a new iron pipe; run thence S. 40º 23’ 26” W. 192.47 feet to an existing iron pipe; run thence N. 47º 39’ 27” W. 359.99 feet to an existing iron pipe on the southeastern edge fo the right of way for SR 1329, run thence along the southeastern edge of the right of way for SR 1329 N. 40º 21’ 35” E. 170.07 feet to a new iron pipe, the point and place of beginning. The same being a combination of Tract 1 containing 0.87 acres and Tract II containing 0.63 acres as shown on plat of survey for Bernard J. Richardson prepared by Cawthorne and Associates, R.L.A., PA on December 6, 1995 and being a portion of Lots 3 and 4 of the property of J. Vaughan Hawkins shown on map recorded in Plat Book U, Page 932, Vance County Registry. Said property is commonly known as 2598 Thomas Rd, Henderson, NC 27536. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of

certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are James L. Perry and Karen TaylorPerry. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to 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. 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Grady Ingle Substitute Trustee 8520 Cliff Cameron Drive, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28269 (704) 333-8107 http://shapiroattorneys.c om/nc/ Dec 16,23, 2009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, VANCE COUNTY 09 SP 211 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jerry R. Bridges, Jr. and Janeice Bridges to Robert K. Catherwood, Trustee(s), dated August 23, 2001, and recorded in Book 927, Page 313, Vance 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of

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Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, VANCE COUNTY 09 SP 131 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by James L. Perry and Karen Taylor-Perry to Robert Catherwood, PA, Trustee(s), dated Januar 31, 2001, and recorded in Book 907, Page 159, Vance 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Vance County, North Carolina, at 11:30 AM on January 6, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: All of Lots 3 and 4 of the property of J. Vaughan Hawkins as shown on map recorded in Plat Book U, Page 932, Vance Cunty Registry. Less and except that certain parcel of land more particularly described as follows: Begin at a new iron pipe on the southeastern edge of the right of way for SR 1329, said point being located in a general southwesterly direction 30 feet from an existing iron pipe, southwestern

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excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Timothy J. Thompson and April M. Thompson. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to 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. 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Said property is commonly known as 295 Hidden Creek Lane, Oxford, NC 27565. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Donald R. Teasley, Jr. and Jodi Teasley. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to 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. 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Road and Brookrun Road, as shown on plat of William H. Boyd, Registered Engineer, said plat being recorded in Plat Book P, Page 37, Vance County Registry, to which reference is made for a more particular description thereof. The above lot is subject to the Protective Covenants for Developments of Single Family Detached Dwellings for Brookwood Development of Financial Associates of Henderson, North Carolina, of record in Book 360, Page 389, Vance County Registry. For further reference, see Deed of record in Book 703, Page 321, Vance County Registry. Said property is commonly known as 2100 Woodland Road, Henderson, NC 27536. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 105-228.30, in the amount of One Dollar ($1.00) per each Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) or fractional part thereof, and the Clerk of Courts fee, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7A-308, in the amount of Forty-five Cents (45) per each One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or fractional part thereof or Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), whichever is greater. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale and must be tendered in the form of certified funds. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts will be 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, special assessments, land transfer taxes, if any, and encumbrances of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Mitchell R. Harris and Cassandra A. Harris. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to 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. 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, that tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

lying and being situate in Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: TRACT #1: Begin at a stone on the East side of the Chavis Road in front of the lot of G. W. Rogers on the lane running towards Sam Hunt’s and run thence along said lane Easterly to a stone, Herndon’s corner; thence Southerly to a stone in Field’s line; thence Westerly with said Field’s line to Chavis Road; thence Northerly along said Road to place of beginning; Containing three-fourths (3/4) of an acre, or less. See Deed of Walker J. Wright, Administrator of Estate of Daniel Eaton to Matthew Johnson and wife in Deed Book 105, Page 83 at the office of Regiser of Deeds of Vance County. For further reference, see Deed Book 657, Page 454, Vance County Registry. TRACT 2: Begin at a point, said point being located N. 89 1/2 East 465.3 feet from a stone on Chavis Road, said stone being the beginning point of deed recorded in Book 85, Page 57, Vance County Registry; run thence N. 89 1/2 E. 465.3 feet to a stone; thence N. 27 1/2 E. 204.27 feet to a stone; thence S. 89 1/2 W. 465.3 feet to a point; thence S. 27 1/2 W. 204.27 feet to the point and place of beginning. See also Book 377, Page 23, Book 89, Page 57, Book 35, Page 271, and Book 15, Page 483, Vance County Registry for chain of title. For further reference, see Deed recorded in Book 553 at Page 281, Vance County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 50048, Parcel I.D. Number 480-1-2 and 480-1-1; Blacknall Ld. (MH) and J. Johnson Land) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%) of his bid with the Commissioner on the date of the sale as evidence of good faith and said sale shall lie open for ten (10) days for upset bids. This the 1st day of December, 2009.

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0809312NC Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, VANCE COUNTY 09 SP 184 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Donald R. Teasley and Jodi Teasley to Royster, Cross & CurrinOx, Trustee(s), dated September 26, 2005, and recorded in Book 1100, Page 753, Vance 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Vance County, North Carolina, at 11:30 AM on January 6, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: A certain tract or parcel of land situate in Vance County, North Carolina and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 3, consisting of 10.010 acres, as shown on plat entitled “Survey for Donald Teasley and Jodi Teasley” as recorded in Plat Book W, Page 521, Vance County Registry, to which reference is hereby made for a more particular description. For further reference, see Book 942, Page 426, Vance County Registry. (110067T)

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0931602NC Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, VANCE COUNTY 09 SP 218 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Mitchell R. Harris and Cassandra A. Harris to N. Kyle Hicks, Trustee(s), dated November 30, 2007, and recorded in Book 1166, Page 220, Vance 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, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustees will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door in Vance County, North Carolina, at 11:30 AM on January 6, 2010, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property, to wit: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in the City of Henderson, Henderson Township, Vance County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot #34 of the Brookwood Development of Financial Associates, Inc., located on the corner of Woodland

Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 Our File No.: 432.0934559NC Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on November 2, 2009 by the Honorable John W. Davis, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County, Plaintiff vs. James M. Jones, et al,” File No. 09-CVD-713, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to confirmation by the Court, the following described lots or parcels of land: All of those certain tracts or parcels of land

N. Kyle Hicks, Commissioner Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on November 2, 2009 by the Honorable John W. Davis, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County, Plaintiff vs. J. D. Hawkins, et al,” File No. 09-CVD-807, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to confirmation by the Court, the following described lot or parcel of land: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lots 8 and 9 as shown on plat of record in Book E at Page 84, to which reference is made for a more articular description thereof. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 10332, Parcel I.D. Number 111-3-7; Hawkins Drive, Henderson, NC) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%) of his bid with the Commissioner on the date of the sale as evidence of good faith and said sale shall lie open for ten (10) days for upset bids. This the 1st day of

Legals December, 2009. N. Kyle Hicks, Commissioner Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on November 2, 2009 by the Honorable John W. Davis, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County, Plaintiff vs. Johnnie M. Tatum, et al,” File No. 08-CVD-968, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to confirmation by the Court, the following described lot or parcel of land: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at an iron pin set in Highway 1577, said iron pin set being South 72º 56’ 17” West 166.91 feet from a PK nail located in the intersection of NCSR 1148 and N.C. State Highway 39; thence South 68º 27’ 32” West 28.10 feet and along the William Joseph Duncan property line to an iron pin; thence South 68º 27’ 32” West 216.90 feet and along the William Joseph Duncan property line to an iron pin set in the Carl V. Duncan, Jr. property line; thence North 20º 5’ 33” West and along the Carl V. Duncan, Jr. property line 170.16 feet to an iron pin; thence North 27º 00’ 44” West 72.40 feet and along the Carl V. Duncan, Jr. property line to an iron pin; thence North 65º 07’ 31” East 211.67 feet and along the Annie B. Forsyth Brown property line to an iron pin; thence South 24º 54’ 07” East 85.00 feet to an iron pin set; thence North 68º 35’ 19” East 30.49 feet to an iron pin set; thence South 23º 33’ 22” East 84.56 feet to an iron pin set and the point of the Beginning, containing 0.852 acre according to and reference being made to a map and survey entitled “Property Surveyed for Johnnie M. Tatum, Sandy Creek Township, Vance County, North Carolina” dated February 15, 1991, prepared by John Lee Hamme, RLS. This tract or parcel of land being the same lands conveyed to Annie F. Duncan and husband Calvin L. Duncan by Stanley W. Fulcher and wife, Le Fulcher in Deeds recorded in Book 263, Page 143 and Book 745, Page 298, Vance County Registry. For further reference, see Deed Book 675, Page 297, Vance County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 31208, Parcel I.D. Number 054104012; Fulcher Land, Henderson, NC) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%) of his bid with the Commissioner on the date of the sale as

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described in a deed dated 11/05/1999 and recorded 11/08/1999, among the land records of the County and State set forth above, in Deed Volume 869 and Page 367, Tax Map or Parcel ID No.: 536-02-028. The record owner(s) of said property as of a date not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice are: Tony Randall Pendergrass and Tonya G. Pendergrass. Trustee, or Trustee’s agent conducting the sale, may begin the sale up to one hour after the time fixed herein as provided in NCGS §4521.23. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to NCGS §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. 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 ten (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. If you are a tenant and have any questions about your legal rights, please consult an attorney. Although not required by statute, any and all bidders and purchasers at sale should understand that the property described in the subject foreclosure proceeding may or may not contain a structure of any kind. The Substitute Trustee in this matter makes no representation or warranty as to the type or existence of a structure situated on the subject property or whether or not said structure has been affixed in any way. Likewise, Substitute Trustee makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to whether title to the mobile/manufactured home(s) on the subject property, if any, has been properly cancelled or whether there are any outstanding liens thereon. Said property will be sold subject to taxes, assessments, and any superior easements, rights of way, restrictions of record, liens, or other encumbrances prior to the lien of the deed of trust being foreclosed, said sale to remain open for increased bids for ten (10) days after report thereof to the Clerk of Superior Court. The Substitute Trustee may require the high bidder to deposit cash at the sale in an amount equal to the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or $750.00. If no upset bid is filed, the balance of the purchase price, less deposit, must be made in cash upon tender of the deed. Third party purchasers at sale must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) as required by

N. Kyle Hicks, Commissioner Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on November 2, 2009 by the Honorable John W. Davis, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County, Plaintiff vs. NAOMI JONES, et al,” File No. 09-CVD-902, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to confirmation by the Court, the following described lot or parcel of land: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: TRACT #4: Beginning at an iron pipe located along the Southern boundary line for Moses Jones, Jr. property line and said iron pipe being the Northwestern corner for Tract #3; thence N. 11 deg. 56’ 38” E. 361.03 feet along said Moses Jones, Jr. property line (Deed Book 579, Page 278) to an iron pipe; thence N. 82 deg. 30’ 37” E. 31.81 feet to an iron pipe located at the edge of a private 30 feet Right of Way; thence continuing N. 82 deg. 30’ 37” E. 1091.19 feet along Tract #5 to an iron pipe; thence S. 08 deg. 42’ 54” W. 354.54 feet along Marvin H. key property line (Deed Book 584, Page 635) to an iron pipe; thence S. 82 deg. 30’ 37” E. 1112.37 feet along Tract #3 to an iron pipe; thence continuing S. 82 deg. 30’ 37” E. 31.81 feet to an iron pipe and said iron pipe being the point of Beginning and containing 8.86 acres, more or less, and designated as Tract #4 as shown on map of Cawthorne and Associates, RLS, PA, dated August 6, 1993 and entitled “Survey for Moses Jones, Jr. Heirs.” For further reference, see Deed Book 220, Page 354 in the Office of the Vance County Register of Deeds. Conveyed herewith is a right-of-way of record in Plat Book 757 at Page 300 providing access to the subject property. For further reference, see Deed recorded in Book 757 at Page 300, Vance County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 7126, Parcel I.D. Number 365-2-45; Jenkins Land) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%) of his bid with the Commissioner on the date of the sale as evidence of good faith and said sale shall lie open for ten (10) days for upset bids. This the 1st day of December, 2009.

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Dec 23,30, 2009 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Dwight O. Marable, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 9th day of March, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar thereof. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned. This 9th day of December, 2009. Dwight O. Marable, Jr., Administrator 2107 Woodsdale Drive Durham, NC 27703 Perry & Waters, LLP Attorneys At Law P.O. Box 139 Henderson, NC 27536 Dec 9,16,23,30, 2009 IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 09 SP 204 AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA VANCE COUNTY IN RE: Tony Randall Pendergrass and Tonya G. Pendergrass, Foreclosure of Deed of Trust Dated August 31, 2004, Recorded in Book 1059, at Page 566, in the Vance County Registry Under and by virtue of the authority contained in a certain Deed of Trust dated August 31, 2004, securing a Note and indebtedness of $191,917.49, which was executed by Tony Randall Pendergrass and Tonya G. Pendergrass, and which is recorded in Book 1059, at Page 566, Vance County Registry, the undersigned having been appointed Substitute Trustee by instrument recorded in said Registry, default having occurred in the payment of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust, and at the request of the holder of said Note, the undersigned Substitute Trustee, in accordance with the provisions of said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at 3:00 o’clock p.m. on the 4th day of January, 2010 at the Courthouse door in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, the real property at 522 Rock Mill Road, Henderson, North Carolina, 27536, which is more particularly described as follows: All that certain property situated in the City of Henderson in the County of Vance and State of North Carolina, being more fully

DIRECTOR OF NURSING PROGRAM Vance-Granville Community College is seeking a Director of Nursing Program. Duties include but are not limited to the following: developing and implementing the goals and objectives of the Nursing Program consistent with the institutional goals; supervising staff, coordinating functions, and preparing work schedules; preparing and administering the budget; developing curriculum and scheduling of course offerings; scheduling clinical sites; enhancing public relations with the community and community agencies; and other duties as assigned by the Dean of Health Sciences. Master’s degree in Nursing, a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, a minimum of two years prior employment in direct patient care as a registered nurse, and a minimum of two years teaching nursing in an associate, diploma, or BSN program are required. Degrees and hours must be from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants may apply online at www.vgcc.edu or call the Human Resources office at (252) 492-206l to request applications. Position is open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately.

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The Daily Dispatch - Wednesday, December 23, 2009  

Newspaper covering Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina

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