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School break-in costly Damage caused more than value of items taken By DISPATCH STAFF

A break-in discovered Monday at Henderson Middle School, 219 Charles St., caused more damage than the value of items taken. According to a Henderson Police Department report, the break-in at the cafeteria was discovered at 6:28 a.m. Taken in the break-in were $200 in cash and miscellaneous food items. The report detailed the damage: • $400, window pane. • $200, window frames. • $1,000, two metal door frames. • $1,000, metal freezer door. • $200, two alarm panels. Police reported that they seized a chain, scissors, leather gloves and a food item. However, the report did not say whether the culprits brought the items with them or that they belonged to the school. A phone call to the police for more information was not returned by press time. Send comments to news@

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Deaths Garner Annie L. Tew, 73 Henderson James A. Vincent, 90 Oxford Leonard A. Norman, 77

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Go north, east with school construction Speaker says board should not invest in half the county and neglect the other half By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

Vance County Schools should concentrate “any future new construction in the northern/eastern part of the city and county,” one speaker at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting said. The speaker, Andrea Harris, a member of the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission, expressed hope that “we are not moving in the direction of

investing in one half of the county and neglecting the people in the other half.” She said previous spending for new elementary school construction has included: • $4.3 million for Zeb Vance. • $4.4 million for Aycock. • $4.3 million for Dabney. • $12.9 million for Clarke, which is scheduled to open on Garrett Road in August. According to Harris, the low-income elementary student

population is: • 99 percent at Carver. • 98 percent at New Hope. • 96 percent at L.B. Yancey. • 93 percent at Clark Street. Harris asked the board members to “give some attention” to capital improvements for the old Eaton-Johnson Elementary School building. In other business at the Monday night meeting, Jennifer Hall, president of the Vance County Association of Educators, asked

everyone to read with a child for half an hour on March 2 in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday anniversary. Members of the school board were invited to participate in Read Across America events on that day at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library. They were also asked to visit schools that week. Also on Monday night, two Please see SCHOOL, page 4A

City adds committees for new year By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

joining with the county to expand the number of Community Watch organizations in the area. Danny Wright, chairman of the Vance County Board of Commissioners, said that the best way to defeat crime is to prevent crime. “No one knows more about a community than the people who live there,” he said. Chief Keith Sidwell said 911 is

The Henderson City Council on Monday approved committee leaders and members for this two-year term. The council also organized additional committees from individual panels into what is called the Committee of the Whole. In addition to the budgeting and financing functions, the 2007-09 council informally evolved the Committee of the Whole concept to include other committee functions such as public utilities, public works, the keeping of municipal records, as well as legislative and community development matters. The council will now meet as the Committee of the Whole for subjects related to those areas at the time of council work sessions or at the time of any council special meetings. Mayor Pete O’Geary will continue chairing the Committee of the Whole. Four previous council committees will remain in place as individual panels: City/Vance County Intergovernmental Relations; Public Safety; Human Resources; and Land Planning & Development.

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Sheriff Peter White, Crime Stoppers chairman Rev. Frank Sossamon and Police Chief Keith Sidwell look on as Vance County commission chairman Danny Wright and Henderson Mayor Pete O’Geary sign resolutions making 2010 The Year of Community Watch during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

‘Year of Community Watch’ begins By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer

On Tuesday, community leaders designated 2010 The Year of Community Watch in Henderson and Vance County. Meeting in the Vance County Commissioners’ meeting room, representatives of the city, the county, law enforcement, Crime Stoppers and other citizens’ organizations laid out the purpose and plans for the

special designation. In introductory comments, Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers President Frank Sossamon emphasized the importance of citizen involvement with law enforcement officers to prevent crime. He added that Community Watch organizations not only help prevent crime but also enrich their communities. Henderson Mayor Pete O’Geary expressed his pleasure in

Car break-ins at community college target GPS devices By DISPATCH STAFF

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Thieves Monday night navigated their way into two vehicles parked at Vance-Granville Community College and stole GPS units. According to Vance County Sheriff’s Office reports: • Mark Carlton Griffin, 48, of 1629 Tally Ho Road, Oxford, reported that a Garmin navigation unit was stolen from his 2002 Pontiac. The unit was valued at $300. Damage to a driver-side window was estimated at $300. The crime occurred about 8:40. • Benjamin Thomas Pula, 22, of 234 Patriots Pointe Drive,

Hillsborough, also reported that a Garmin GPS unit was stolen from his 1998 Honda about 8:30 p.m. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD player valued at $400 was also taken. Damage to a driver-side window was estimated at $250. VGCC President Randy Parker said Tuesday that the college believes the break-ins were isolated events targeting GPS units since other items in the vehicles were not taken. Even so, he said staff and students would be cautioned about leaving items in plain sight in their vehicles. Send comments to

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Crossroads Christian School finally crowned its homecoming king and queen Monday night following a boys’ basketball game with Norlina Christian School. Reigning are Elizabeth McAuslan and Jacob Campbell. The ceremony had been planned for Jan. 8 but was cancelled because of inclement weather.


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King holiday celebration — Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) will hold a special program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 11 a.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s main campus in Vance County. Four VGCC students will deliver speeches entitled, “What the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Means to Me.” Inspirational music will be provided by a choir consisting of VGCC students, faculty and staff. Admission is free, and the public is invited. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to help area senior citizens. Every attendee who brings a food item will be entered into a drawing for a door prize.

Kathy Caudle, director of Volunteer/Guest Services for Maria Parham Medical Center (front right) accepts a donation of a green potted plant from Allison Roberson of the Outdoor Garden Club. The plant will be displayed in the lobby area of the front entrance of the hospital. Behind Caudle and Roberson are additional members of the club.

Thursday Tobacco referendum — Tobacco growers may vote in the Tobacco Associates Export Promotion Referendum from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the local offices of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. The Warren County office is located at 158 Rafters Lane, Warrenton; the Vance County office is located at 305 Young St., Henderson; and the Granville County office is located at 208 Wall St., Oxford. Chess Club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U. S. Chess Federation, meets at the First United Methodist Church from 6 to 9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at 438-4459 (days) or 738-0375 (evenings). Livestock show information — The Four County (Franklin, Granville, Vance & Warren) 4-H Junior Livestock Show and Sale informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Center, Annex Meeting Room, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg. The meeting is mandatory for new and returning 2010 show participants. Call the 4-H agent at your county cooperative extension office for more information: Vance County, (252) 438-8188; Franklin County, (919) 496-3344; Granville County, (919) 603-1350; and Warren County, (252) 257-3640. Lions Club — The Henderson Lions Club will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Henderson Country Club. The guest speaker will be Dr. Dennis Meyers from Care Chiropractic. The Lions Club mission is to help the hearing and visually impaired. If you have questions or would like to become a new member, please contact Randy Oxendine at

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Girl Scout cookies on sale throughout area until mid-March Local Girl Scouts are taking orders for their annual cookie sale now through March 14. The price per box is $3.50 and all of the proceeds generated from the Cookie Sale Program stay within the girls’ local area and the 41-county North Carolina Coastal Pines Council. In 2009, Girl Scout troops in the Coastal Pines Council earned more than $1.3 million in proceeds, an average of just over $1,000 per troop. Girl Scouts in central and eastern North Carolina hope to sell 2.6 million boxes of cookies in 2010. Some special features of this year’s campaign include the following: • Back by popular demand is the “Buy 5” promotion. Customers who purchase five or more boxes of Girl Scout cookies in a single purchase can enter their names in a drawing to win a year’s supply of free Girl Scout cookies from the North Carolina Coastal Pines Council. Six winners will be selected and will be announced in May. • For the first time, Girl Scout cookies can be ordered online. Girls can send e-mail messages to friends and

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position with the city, is a Henderson representative to the local Economic Development Partnership. Inscoe and Councilwoman Brenda Peace also will be representatives to the partnership. Councilman George Daye and Inscoe served as representatives to the partnership from 2008-09. Davis will remain assigned to firefighters’ supplemental retirement matters, while Rainey will be assigned to regional transportation matters, replacing O’Geary. O’Geary, by virtue of his position with the city, is Henderson’s representative to the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission, the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce board and the Henderson-Vance Industrial Park.

Daye also will be a Henderson representative to the Industrial Park, replacing Councilwoman Brenda Peace. Councilwoman Mary Emma Evans will be assigned to matters regarding the proposed highspeed rail line. Planning Director Erris Dunston at the start of 2008 had been solely assigned that duty. Additionally, the council on Monday evening approved having a sergeant at arms, with Police Chief Keith Sidwell or his designee to serve in that position. Evans, a minister, will continue serving as chaplain, and Peace, also a minister, will continue serving as assistant chaplain.

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COMMITTEES, from page one A new, fifth committee — Council Boards and Commissions — has been formed to work with City Clerk Pam Glover to streamline the process of soliciting applications from citizens to serve on council-appointed boards and commissions. The council approved the committee appointments and system Monday evening. Additionally, O’Geary said that he and Mayor Pro Tem Lonnie Davis decided to have vice chairs for each of the four individual committees. O’Geary said the plan is for the chair of each committee to move up the next year to chair of that respective committee, affording council members a greater chance of serving in a leadership role. “It’s something different that we wanted to try, so we hope it’s going to work very well,” O’Geary said. Of the four individual panels: O’Geary will chair the Intergovernmental Relations Committee and Davis will be the committee’s vice chairman. New Councilwoman Sara Coffey, along with Councilwoman Brenda Peace, will serve as committee members. Of the other existing individual panels, the committee chairs remain the same. Davis is chairman of Public Safety. Coffey will be the committee’s vice chairwoman and Councilmen Garry Daeke and George Daye also will serve on the committee. Daye and Councilwoman Mary Emma Evans served on Public Safety from 2008-09. Evans is chairwoman of Human Resources. Rainey will be the committee’s vice chairman and Coffey and Daye also will serve on the committee. Rainey and now-former Councilman Bernard Alston served on Human Resources from 2008-09. Coffey defeated Alston in the Oct. 6 election. Rainey is chairman of Land Planning & Development. Daeke will be the committee’s vice chairman and Councilman Michael Inscoe and Davis also will serve on the committee. Davis and Inscoe served on Land Planning & Development from 2008-09. Daeke will chair Boards and Commissions. Evans will be the committee’s vice chairwoman and O’Geary and Peace also

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WATCH, from page one law enforcement’s strongest tool and added that Community Watch, Crime Stoppers and Church Watch are essential ingredients in preventing crime. Sheriff Peter White said that crime prevention cannot be done by law enforcement alone. “We have to look out for each other,” he said. Mayor O’Geary and Commissioner Wright then signed parallel resolutions adopted by their two governmental bodies. Both resolutions designate 2010 as the Year of Community Watch and call for the establishment of a Henderson-Vance County Community Watch Association. An organizational meeting focusing on a county-wide association will be held in the Maria Parham Medical Center auditorium at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. Representatives


of the various neighborhood Community Watch organizations are invited to attend. The meeting will give community watch leaders a chance to share ideas and develop strategies to connect Community Watches in every part of the city and county. “With everyone working together, we can make our community a safer and better place to live and raise a family,” Sossamon said. “We can reduce crime, keep our youth off the streets and in the classroom, become a friendlier community and create the kind of atmosphere that will attract people, industry and business to the place we call home.” Vance County currently has seven active Community Watch programs serving Ruin Creek Road, Spring Valley, West Hills/

West Creek/158 Bypass, Kittrell, Watkins, Hunt Stone and Cobble Stone. Henderson has 16 Community Watch groups serving Pinkston Street, Flint Hill, Old West End, Lehman Street, Spring Woods Apartments, Courtyard and Woods Apartments, Pine Ranes, Sterling Park Apartments, Highland Avenue, West Henderson, Highland Green Apartments, North Henderson Heights Apartments, Oak Hill Apartments, The Links, Lula’s Landing Apartments and Lincoln Heights Apartments. Linking these groups and establishing new ones can help citizens and law enforcement officers reduce crime while building community relationships, leaders said. Contact the writer at dirvine@

SCHOOL, from page one parents — Sylvia Raye of Kittrell and Felicia Ricks of Henderson — complained to the board about problems with the varsity and JV boys’ basketball programs at Southern Vance High School. The after-school study

hall for the players is not used for studying, according to Raye. She said there is no assistant coach for either program. “The kids should be academically taken care of, not just athletically,” Raye

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OXFORD — Leonard A. Norman, 77, of 5187 Forestview Hight Road, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Granville Medical Center. He received his education in the Granville County school system and was a member of Penn Avenue Baptist Church where he served in numerous capacities. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors include his wife, Gennie W. Norman of the home; three sons, Rodney Norman of Oxford, Erik Wilkerson of Charlotte and Michael Wright of Henderson; three sisters, Delores Mallory, Mildred Boyd and Willie Ruth Rodgers, all of Oxford; a brother, Thomas Norman of Oxford; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Betts and Son Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Willie S. Darby. Burial will follow in the New Light Church cemetery. The viewing will be today from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Betts and Son Funeral Home. The family will receive

Annie L. Tew GARNER — Annie Lou Tew, 73, died Monday at Wake Med. A native of Johnston County, she was the daughter of the late Artimis and Flonnie Holland. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bryan-Lee Funeral Chapel in Garner. Burial will be in the Plainview Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Angier. Surviving are a sister, Margie Howard of Angier; and a brother, Glen Holland of Angier. The family will be at

James A. Vincent HENDERSON — James A. Vincent, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Maria Parham Medical Center. He was a resident of 485 Vincent Hoyle Road. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Funeral Home of Henderson.

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ConAgra pays N.C. fines for plant blast violations By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — ConAgra Foods Inc. has agreed to pay $106,440 for workplace safety violations at a snack foods plant where four workers died after a natural gas explosion last summer, state regulators said Tuesday. The fines are 21 percent less than the penalties originally assessed last month. Most of the citations against ConAgra Foods involved either failing to provide safety information or for generally failing to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards at its Slim Jim production plant in Garner, south of Raleigh. “We are fully committed to providing as safe a work environment as possible and making sure that this type of accident never occurs again,� ConAgra said in a statement. ConAgra is based in Omaha, Neb. The state Labor Department last month also cited

room tried to light a natural gas-fired water heater before the blast. “The contractor removed the pressure gauge on the 3/8-inch pilot line and opened the supply valve multiple times that allowed a pressurized air mixture containing natural gas to be released in an enclosed room that contained ignition sources including unclassified electrical equipment such as motors and circuit panels,� the Labor Department’s citation said. Three workers were killed and more than 70 required hospital treatment after the June 9 explosion in the packaging area caused part of the roof to collapse. A worker for Energy Systems Analysts became the fourth fatality when he died in November after suffering severe burns in the blast. The Labor Department also opened inspections of 14 other companies after the blast, but none were cited for workplace violations.

Energy Systems Analysts, a subcontractor ConAgra hired to install a water heater, for similar violations with a total penalty amount of $58,100. Those citations and fines are still pending. Hickory-based Energy Systems Analysts referred a call seeking comment to its attorney, who did not respond Tuesday. ConAgra agreed to change its safety and health procedures as part of its settlement. The company agreed to hold pre-construction conferences with contractors to anticipate health and safety hazards and review plant health and safety policies. ConAgra said it would also check the safety compliance records of contractors before they are hired. ConAgra waived its right to further contest the citations or penalties. The settlement also includes revised language that drops references to ConAgra management being present as a contractor working in a plant pump

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Buying a home or making green home improvements? Make sure you don’t miss out on these tax credits (ARA) — A wide range of tax law changes over the last year will result in considerable savings for millions of Americans on their 2009 federal tax returns. Homebuyers and homeowners have some of the most to gain from the changes. Understanding the qualifications for home-related credits can be confusing and intimidating. Jessi Dolmage, spokeswoman for 2nd Story Software, the makers of TaxACT, breaks them down. “If you’ve never owned or haven’t owned a principal residence during the three years prior to the purchase date, you may qualify for the first-time homebuyer credit. The purchase date must fall after April 8, 2009, and before May 1, 2010, with closing to take place before July 1, 2010. It’s equal to 10 percent of the purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000. You only have to repay the money if the home ceases to be your primary residence or is sold within three years of purchase,” says Dolmage. Property cannot be acquired from a relative, and married taxpayers must both qualify as first-time homebuy-

Are you buying a home for the first time? Or perhaps making green improvments to an existing residence? If so, you may qualify for special tax credits. ers if filing jointly. The credit can be claimed on a 2009 return or an amended 2008 return. The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 extended the credit’s closing date from Nov. 30, 2009, to April 30, 2010, and added rules for homes purchased after Nov. 6, 2009, including: • You must be at least 18 on the purchase date (only one spouse must be 18)

and cannot be claimed as a dependent. • Purchase price cannot exceed $800,000. • If the sale doesn’t close by April 30, 2010, you may still qualify if there’s a binding contract to purchase by that date. The sale must close before July 1, 2010, and the credit cannot be claimed before the closing date. Purchase date and modified adjusted gross income

(MAGI) determine credit phase out. If the purchase date was before Nov. 7, 2009, full credit is available to those with an MAGI up to $75,000 ($150,000 for joint filers). If you have an MAGI between $75,000 and $95,000 ($150,000 and $170,000 for joint filers), you’re eligible for reduced credit. Higher incomes do not qualify. If the purchase date is after Nov. 6, 2009, full credit is available to those with

an MAGI of up to $125,000 ($225,000 for joint filers). If your MAGI falls between $125,000 and $145,000 ($225,000 and $245,000 for joint filers), you could receive a reduced credit. Higher incomes don’t qualify. “Current homeowners looking for a different or new home may also qualify for the first-time homebuyer credit,” Dolmage said. “The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act modified the credit to allow for up to $6,500 if you purchase a replacement home before April 30, 2010. You must have lived in the same principal residence for a five-consecutive-year period during the eight-year period that ends on the purchase date of the replacement home.” In addition: • You must buy, or enter into a binding contract to buy, a principal residence after Nov. 6, 2009, and before May 1, 2010, and close on it before July 1, 2010. • The credit phases out for those with an MAGI between $125,000 and $145,000 ($225,000 and $245,000 for joint filers). • 2009 purchases must be claimed on a 2009 return; 2010 purchases can be

claimed on a 2009 or 2010 return. All homeowners can claim tax credits for green improvements. The Residential Energy Property Credit is worth 30 percent, up to $1,500, for improvements such as adding insulation or installing energy-efficient windows, doors, or heating and air conditioning systems. Bigger improvements involving alternative energy equipment, like solar hot water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and wind turbines, can be claimed under the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit. This credit is equal to 30 percent of the cost of the qualified property, with no limit on the maximum amount of the credit available. New tax laws also include breaks for children, college expenses, new vehicles, unemployment and several other areas. Information about all 2009 tax law changes can be found at “You can see exactly how the changes will affect your 2009 taxes with TaxACT Free Federal Edition,” Dolmage added. “With TaxACT, all taxpayers can prepare, print and e-file their IRS return for free. Go to to get started.”

New year ushers in numerous changes for U.S. taxpayers In 2009, numerous new and expanded deductions and credits came into being for a broad cross-section of taxpayers. Following is a summary of some of the key changes taxpayers will find when they start preparing their 2009 federal income tax returns.

New vehicle purchase incentive New car buyers can deduct the state or local sales or excise taxes paid on the purchase of new cars, light trucks, motor homes and motorcycles. There is no limit on the number of vehicles that may be purchased, and eligible taxpayers may claim the deduction for taxes paid on multiple purchases. However, the deduction is limited to the tax on up to $49,500 of the purchase price of each qualifying new vehicle. Qualifying new vehicles must have been purchased, not leased, after Feb. 16, 2009, and before Jan. 1, 2010. Taxpayers who buy a new vehicle may deduct state or local fees or taxes that are similar to a sales tax whether or not their state imposes a sales tax. To qualify, the fees or taxes must be assessed on the purchase of the vehicle and must be based on the vehicle’s sales price or as a per-unit fee. The amount of the deduction is reduced for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income is between $125,000 and $135,000 for individual filers and between $250,000 and $260,000 for joint filers. This deduction is available regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions on Schedule A. Itemizers claim the deduction on either Line 5 or Line 7 of Schedule A. See the Schedule A instructions for details. Non-itemizers claim the deduction on new Schedule L, Standard Deduction for Certain Filers.

Tax credits for low/ moderate income workers More workers and working families are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). In particular, expanded benefits are now available for those with three or more qualifying children and married couples. The EITC helps taxpayers whose incomes are below certain income thresholds, which in 2009 rise to: • $48,279 for families with

three or more qualifying children • $45,295 for those with two or more children • $40,463 for people with one child • $18,440 for those with no children One in six taxpayers can claim the EITC, which, unlike most tax breaks, is refundable, meaning that individuals can get it even if they owe no tax and even if no tax is withheld from their paychecks. In addition, the earned income formula for the additional child tax credit is revised for tax years 2009 and 2010. As a result, more low and moderate income families qualify for the full $1,000 child tax credit.

Standard deduction increase Nearly two out of three taxpayers choose to take the standard deduction rather than itemizing deductions such as mortgage interest and charitable contributions. The basic standard deduction is: • $11,400 for married couples filing a joint return and qualifying widows and widowers, a $500 increase compared with 2008. • $5,700 for singles and married individuals filing separate returns, up $250. • $8,350 for heads of household, up $350. • Higher amounts apply to blind people and senior citizens. The standard deduction is often reduced for a taxpayer who qualifies as someone else’s dependent. In addition, eligible taxpayers can further increase their standard deduction by any of the following three deductions: • State or local real estate taxes paid in 2009. • A net disaster loss reported on Form 4684. • State or local sales or excise taxes on the purchase of a qualifying new motor vehicle. Use new Schedule L, Standard Deduction for Certain Filers, to claim these additional deductions.

AMT exemption increased For tax year 2009, Congress raised the alternative minimum tax exemption to the following levels: • $70,950 for a married couple filing a joint return and qualifying widows and widowers, up from $69,950 in 2008.

• $35,475 for a married person filing separately, up from $34,975. • $46,700 for singles and heads of household, up from $46,200. Under current law, these exemption amounts will drop to $45,000, $22,500 and $33,750, respectively, in 2010.

Education tax credit More parents and students can use a federal education credit to offset part of the cost of college under the new American Opportunity Credit. This credit modifies the existing Hope credit for tax years 2009 and 2010, making it available to a broader range of taxpayers. Income guidelines are expanded and required course materials are added to the list of qualified expenses. Many of those eligible will qualify for the maximum annual credit of $2,500 per student. In many cases, the American Opportunity Credit offers greater tax savings than existing education tax breaks. Here are some of its key features: Tuition, related fees and required course materials, such as books, generally qualify. In the past, books usually were not eligible for education-related credits and deductions. The credit is equal to 100 percent of the first $2,000 spent and 25 percent of the next $2,000. That means the full $2,500 credit may be

available to a taxpayer who pays $4,000 or more in qualified expenses for an eligible student. The full credit is available for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is $80,000 or less ($160,000 or less for filers of a joint return). The credit is reduced or eliminated for taxpayers with incomes above these levels. These income limits are higher than under the existing Hope and lifetime learning credits. Forty percent of the American opportunity credit is refundable. This means that even people who owe no tax can get an annual payment of the credit of up to $1,000 for each eligible student. Existing education-related credits and deductions do not provide a benefit to people who owe no tax. The refundable portion of the credit is not available to any student whose investment income is taxed, or may be taxed, at the parent’s rate, commonly referred to as the kiddie tax. Though most taxpayers who pay for post-secondary education qualify for the American Opportunity Credit, some do not. The limitations include a married person filing a separate return, regardless of income; joint filers whose MAGI is $180,000 or more; and, finally, single taxpayers, heads of household and some widows and widowers whose MAGI is $90,000 or more. There are some postsecondary education expenses

that do not qualify for the American Opportunity Credit. They include expenses paid for a student who, as of the beginning of the tax year, has already completed the first four years of college. That’s because the credit is only allowed for the first four years of a post-secondary education. Students with more than four years of post-secondary education still qualify for the lifetime learning credit and the tuition and fees deduction.

Other changes The standard mileage rate for business use of a car, van, pick-up or panel truck is 55 cents for each mile driven. The standard mileage rate for the cost of operating a vehicle for medical reasons or as part of a deductible move is 24 cents per mile. The rate for using a car to provide services to charitable organizations is set by law and remains at 14 cents a mile. The value of each personal and dependency exemption is $3,650, up $150 from 2008. Most taxpayers can take personal exemptions for themselves and an additional exemption for each eligible dependent. This is one of more than three dozen individual and business tax provisions that are adjusted each year

to keep pace with inflation. A complete rundown of these changes can be found in 2009 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits. The amount of taxable investment income a child can have without it being taxed at the parent’s rate is $1,900, up $100 from 2008. For details, see IRS Form 8615. There are several modifications to the definition of a qualifying child. For example, the child must be younger than the taxpayer, unless the child is totally and permanently disabled. These changes affect who can claim various tax benefits including the dependency exemption, child tax credit, credit for child and dependent care expenses, head of household filing status and the EITC. A $3,500 or $4,500 voucher or payment made for such a voucher under the CARS “cash for clunkers” program is not taxable to the consumer buying or leasing a new car. Unemployment benefits up to $2,400 received in 2009 are tax free for unemployed workers. Every person who receives unemployment benefits can exclude the first $2,400 of these benefits on their return. Unemployment benefit amounts over $2,400 are taxed.

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Simple precautions help deter identity theft during tax season (ARA) — Identity theft affected 10 million Americans last year, an increase of 22 percent from the previous year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Those numbers make identity theft one of the nation’s fastest growing crimes. Although it’s important to protect your identity throughout the year, tax season is one time that identity thieves are out in full force, looking to take advantage of Americans not safeguarding their personal information. And even as the IRS believes that online tax filing will increase 20 percent in 2010, Americans still collect paperwork during the year that contains personal information that can be the equivalent to gold for identity thieves. “Seasoned identity thieves are on the prowl during tax season and looking for unassuming victims,” says Jay Foley, executive director of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “Whether filing online or through regular mail, everyone still needs to be aware of safe filing practices and the procedures for protecting against identity theft this time of year.” One important step to protect confidential information is to properly store and destroy all paper documents

containing sensitive information that you no longer need. Shredding is the single most effective way to ensure that this type of paperwork is destroyed into unidentifiable pieces. By using a cross-cut shredder such as Fellowes PS-79Ci, paper documents are nearly impossible to piece back together. The PS-79Ci also features Fellowes’ Jam Proof technology, which calculates the amount of paper being fed into the shredder and stops a paper jam before it occurs. “Knowing and understanding the right procedures to protect yourself during tax season is the most important step to safeguarding confidential information this time of year,” says Nancy Heaton, senior global marketing manager at Fellowes, Inc., the leading shredder manufacturer. “Shredding all sensitive paperwork you no longer need is an easy and effective way to ensure that your personal information remains just that.” In addition to shredding, the following tax filing tips will help ensure that your confidential information is protected:

Filing taxes by mail • Regularly check the mailbox for W-2 forms and other documents containing

Try wrapping your forms in an extra sheet of paper to disguise the contents of the envelope. • Keep tax paperwork and other documents in a safe and accessible place, such as a fireproof box in your home.

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Shredding sensitive paper documents you no longer need is an important step to help protect your identity during tax season. sensitive information that arrive by mail. If you don’t receive these documents by Feb. 15, contact the IRS for assistance at (800) 8291040 as missing forms may be an indication that an

identity thief went through your mail. • Send completed tax returns from a locked mailbox or the post office. If mailing from home, do not put the mailbox flag up. This only

alerts identity thieves that there may be an outgoing check in the mail. • Make sure tax forms, backup documents and enclosed checks are not visible from the outside.

• Choose a tax filing service you are familiar with. The IRS provides a list of approved companies at www. • Make sure personal computers are protected with updated firewall and secure software systems, which contain antivirus and antispyware programs. • If you are storing important tax-related documents on your computer, change your passwords frequently between December and April. • Ensure that every Web site you are using during taxfiling season is encrypted to protect personal information when transmitted. • Shred any backup documents once you’ve filed your taxes online. For additional identity theft prevention tips and information on how long to keep financial records, visit www. or check with your tax professional.

Five ways to save time and money when figuring out your taxes (ARA) — The typical taxpayer is expected to spend more than three business days and more than $200 completing his or her tax return. “That’s too much time and too much money,” says Gary Lundberg, product management director for CompleteTax (www.CompleteTax. com), an online income tax preparation program. “The good news is, there are a few easy things people can do that will help them save time and money doing their taxes, as well as make sure they get the biggest refund they’re due.” As people get ready to file their 2009 tax returns, there are a few things they can do to save time and money. • Make sure you’re prepared. Having a few key items available when you start your taxes will save a lot of time. These include: 1. Your tax return from 2008. 2. Social Security numbers for you, your spouse and children. 3. All W-2s (wage and tax withheld form for 2009 supplied by your employer), 1099s (statements on investment income provided by your financial services institutions), mortgage interest statements and other statements related to income. 4. All statements related to expenses that you will be claiming on your tax return. 5. The routing numbers and account numbers for the accounts in which you want to directly deposit your tax refund. • Use an online tax program. One advantages of using an online tax program is that many of the items you need to start your taxes, like your prior year’s return, can be stored by the program. So, you don’t have to waste time

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More than 32 million people filed their tax returns from their home computers during 2009, up nearly 20 percent from the prior year. free on-line tax program. For example, CompleteTax offers a free version of its program and the IRS lists other providers participating in the Free File Alliance. If your tax situation is more complicated — for example, you have itemized deductions, investment income or you are a small business owner — you will want to make sure to purchase the online solution that is tailored to your needs. Good on-line tax programs for people with general tax needs are available for less than $20, even inves-

tors or small business owners who have more complicated returns can find solutions for less than $75. “Completing your tax returns does not need to be a drain on your wallet,” says Lundberg. • Maximize your credits and deductions. The average tax refund for 2008 was nearly $2,800. However, many taxpayers have the sinking feeling that they are not getting the tax breaks they should. In fact, according to an independent survey

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Containers of explosive damaged; roads around port reopened Arrests By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer

MOREHEAD CITY — Officials lifted a voluntary evacuation order and opened roads late Tuesday around a busy North Carolina port that remained closed after a forklift operator accidentally punctured nine containers of the same explosive used in a Christmas Day airline bombing attempt. Workers were cleaning the spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate. None of the highly explosive substance got into the adjacent water at the port of Morehead City, officials said. The port was expected to open this morning. Port police knew the shipment of PETN was coming from overseas and had extra security in place, Morehead

City Fire Chief Wes Lail said. He would not say where it came from or who imported the chemical. U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Mike Hvozda said the ship’s last port of call was in Spain, but he was not sure what city. No injuries were reported and officials did not count how many people left. PETN was part of a device authorities say a Nigerian man used to try to bring down a Detroit-bound Northwest flight on Christmas Day. It is often used in military explosives and found inside blasting caps. It is also the primary ingredient in detonating cords used for industrial explosions. A company called Maxam UEB of Bilboa, Spain, an explosives manufacturer, shipped the PETN, said Karen Fox, a spokeswoman

for the North Carolina State Ports Authority, but she did not know where in the U.S. it was headed. Morehead City Mayor Jerry Jones said the damage appeared to be an accident and there were no concerns about terrorism. He said a dock worker punctured the containers as he was unloading them. Lail said a small amount of PETN leaked out. He described the material as “slurry,” part liquid and part solid. Hvozda said the material was shipped in cardboard drums that were about two feet high and one foot in diameter. This is the first time in two years PETN has come into Morehead City, and the shipment was approved by the Coast Guard, Lail said.

• Waverly Cheatham, 41, of 522 S. Cooper Drive was arrested Jan. 11. Misdemeanor larceny. Unsecured bond was set at $1,500. Court date Feb. 23. • Jamar Harris, 29, of 814 Dorsey Ave. was served Jan. 11 with an order for arrest. Bond was set at $326. No court date listed. • Frank Junior Kingsberry, 21, of 650 Marshall St. was served Jan. 11 with an order for arrest. Failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $200. Court date Feb. 16. • Shronda Lavonne Stamper, 23, of 756 Southerland St. was arrested Jan. 8. Misdemeanor larceny. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date Feb. 9. • Torrey Terrance Person, 32, of 101 Kearney St. was served Jan. 11 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Feb. 28.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Oxford boy, 17, charged in thefts from vehicles By DISPATCH STAFF

OXFORD — A 17-yearold Oxford boy is being held on $20,000 bond at the Granville County Jail in connection with a police investigation of numerous reported breakings and enterings of motor vehicles the past three months, primarily at the north end of the city. Tevin Steed, of 804 Goshen St., is charged with one count each of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny, possession of stolen goods, identity theft and attempted obtaining property by false pretense, police said. More counts of the same charges are pending an

additional investigation, police said. Steed, who was booked Monday, was identified initially by a local automatic teller machine camera when he attempted to use a stolen credit/debit card, police said. Police said the targeted vehicles were parked at local businesses and residential properties in the early evening hours, with the stolen items including purses, laptop computers, MP3 players and global positioning system units. Send comments to news at

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Eat Smart, Move More Weight Loss Challenge Beth Pendergrass looks down at her weight while weighing in Tuesday morning for the second annual Eat Smart, Move More challenge at Maria Parham Medical Center. Also pictured is Erin McIntyre, exercise specialist with the cardiac rehabilitation at the hospital. Pendergrass is part of the “Rad Chicks” team with Pam Gilliam, Terryl Woodlief and Jean Moseley. Teams of four adults in Granville and Vance Counties will work together to lose 10 pounds each between now and March 26. Successful teams and individuals will be eligible for drawings for $3,000 in gift cards donated by sponsors. Last year 1,044 participants weighed in with 60 percent weighing out at the end of the challenge. Total weight lost by those weighing out equaled 4,958 pounds. Anyone wishing to participate can still weigh in at the Granville County Health Department on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and also on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at the South Granville Medical Center today from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Weigh-ins are also being held at Maria Parham Medical Center today from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. The challenge is sponsored by Granville Medical Center, South Granville Medical Center, Maria Parham Medical Center, Granville County Health Department, Vance County Health Department and the Henderson Family YMCA.

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• Emily M. Marrow, 34, of 600 W. Andrews Ave. Apt. 16 was served Jan. 11 with order for arrest. Driving while license revoked and speeding. No bond listed. No court date listed. • Bryan Walker, 16, of 313 Pinewood Drive was arrested Jan. 11. Misdemeanor simple assault. Misdemeanor second degree trespassing. Custod release order. Court date Jan. 26. • Eric Bates, 23, of 1824 Clearview Drive was served Jan. 11 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked and window tinting. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Jan. 26. • James Cordell Bullock, 22, of 2490 N.C. Hwy 39 North was served Jan. 11 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charge of fail to comply with child supportl. Secured bond was set at $370. Court date Jan. 27. • Quentin Davis, 22, of 1215 Gun Club Road was arrested Jan. 11. Misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle. Misdemeanor assault on a female. No bond. Court date Jan. 25. • Michael Cheatham, 42, of 439 Poplar St. was arrested Jan. 11. Misdemeanor child support, 3 charges. Cash bond was set at $1,750. Court date Jan. 27.

• William Keith Wade Jr., 29, of 1129 Pine Ridge Road was served Jan. 10 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charges of speeding and reckless driving/wanton disregard. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Feb.18. • Vania Bullock, 18, of 90 Joes Lane was served Jan.10 with a criminal summons. Misdemeanor worthless check. Bond was set at $40. Court date Jan. 25. • Michael Dailes, 29, of 911 Bridges St. was served Jan. 10 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charge of probation violation, 2 county. Secured bond was set at $25,000. No court date listed. • Gina Soloman, 44, of 260 Meadow Drive was served Jan. 10 with a criminal summons. Misdemeanor failure to return rental property. Court date March 8. • Shereka Durham, 24, of 96 Irene Bullock Lane was arrested Jan.10. Misdemeanor simple assault. Misdemeanor assault on a child under 12. Unsecured bond was set at $500. Court date Feb. 8. • Carolyn Harris Jones, 59, of 1146 Cheatham Mabry Road was served Jan. 9 with a criminal summons. Misdemeanor worthless check. Court date Jan. 26. • Nancy Williams, 67, of 194 Moody Road Lot 4 was served

Jan. 9 with a criminal summons. Misdemeanor failure to return rental property. Court date Jan. 26. • Carla E. Allen, 42, of 1412 Allison Cooper Road was served Jan.9 with a criminal summons. Misdemeanor simple worthless check. Court date Jan. 26. • John Vance, 44, of 500 Intake Lane was arrested Jan. 9. Misdemeanor failure to work after being paid. Secured bond was set at $1,500. Court date Feb. 2. • Jennah Nixon, 19, of 2851 U.S. 1/158 Hwy. was arrested Jan. 9. Misdemeanor simple assault. Misdemeanor communicating threats. Unsecured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Jan. 25. • Stephen R. Griffith, 48, of 94 Griffith Lane was served Jan. 9 with a criminal summons. Misdemeanor worthless check. Court date Jan. 26. • Jamie Peck Janke, 52, of 92 Pollyanna Road was served Jan. 8 with a criminal summons. Misdemeanor worthless check. Court date Jan. 26. • Lamar Joseph Thompson, 26, no address listed, was served Jan. 8 with an order for arrest. Driving while license revoked. Show cause. Cash bond was set at $100. Court date Jan. 25. • Juan Manuel Carreno, 31, of 3411 Raleigh Road Lot 9 was



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Daily Meditation Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22

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King’s life an inspiration The third Monday in January is a significant day in our nation’s history. The country will celebrate the birthday of a man who helped lead the modern civil rights movement. Through the 1950s, ‘60s and even today, Martin Luther King Jr. advanced the civil rights of members of his race. A brief bio of King from In 1954, King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the NAACP. In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In the 11-year period between 1957 and 1968, King appeared wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Ala., that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience, and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” a manifesto of the Negro revolution. He also directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “I Have a Dream.” He was arrested numerous times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure. At the age of 35, Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s an impressive resume. The man had more than just dreams, he took action. Sadly, King’s life was cut short. On April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tenn., he was assassinated. No one will ever know what all King could have accomplished if his life hadn’t ended so early, but we can all see the fruits of his labor. Some will argue that our country has yet to achieve racial equality, and those arguments have merit. But without King, our nation might not have elected its first African-American president. Politics aside, it’s a monumental event in the history of our nation. It’s a testament to the work of King and others like him. Several events honoring King are scheduled throughout the area, starting with a celebration at 11 a.m. today in the Civic Center on Vance-Granville Community College’s main campus. Other events will take place later in the week and on Monday. Regardless of our race, religion, or political affiliations, King’s work has positively affected all of us. And that deserves a celebration.

Quotable “I wish I had never touched steroids. It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era.” Mark McGwire in a interview with The Associated Press after admitting that steroids and human growth hormone helped make him baseball’s home run king in 1998. “I continue to contend I have acted ethically, and it is particularly painful at this time of great personal trauma that I have to defend myself from an unfounded and mischievous allegation.” Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson in remarks after saying he would step aside for a few weeks to answer questions about his wife’s romantic and financial dealings with a teenager.

Over the years I have often had the pleasure of introducing my son to significant people as politically diverse as Barack Obama and Pat Buchanan. (Welcome to my world, kid.) He turned the tables on me one day in his early teens when he rushed across Washington’s Reagan National Airport to introduce himself to basketball star Gilbert Arenas. Years later I am still grateful to the rising Washington Wizards star for generously giving my son, whom he did not know, a few moments of encouragement amid the crush of airport hell. Yet memories of that pleasant moment, plus other reports I have heard of his charity work and mentoring of underprivileged kids, make it hard for me to understand Arenas’ recent slide from role model to butt of late-night jokes. The slide came when Arenas was indefinitely suspended and put under a criminal investigation for allegedly bringing as many as four handguns into his team’s locker room. The pre-Christmas incident was part of what Arenas called a prank that grew out of a dispute over a gambling debt with teammate Javaris Crittenton, who according to various reports, responded by pulling out a gun

of his own. Sounds like the O.K. Corral? No, it’s the National Basketball Association, where there has been a gun-related player suspension almost every year in the past decade. Arenas Clarence made matPage ters worse for himself Tribune Media at a game Services last week (Tuesday, Jan. 5) by mocking his own pending criminal investigation in front of the crowd and news cameras by flamboyantly firing his fingers like guns at his teammates. Cute. That little high-profile antic appears to have been the last straw for NBA Commissioner David Stern, who already was under pressure from the Rev. Al Sharpton to show Arenas no mercy. Yes, I know. A scolding from Sharpton for flamboyant recklessness is about as credible as a lecture on loyalty from Tiger Woods. Since his rise to fame in the 1980s as a promoter

of Tawana Brawley’s racially charged rape case that turned out to be a hoax, Sharpton has been known for rattling more social and political bridges than he’s built. But, as President Barack Obama dominates America’s left, Sharpton has shifted to the right. He recently appeared, for example, on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and other venues with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, still a conservative icon, to promote commonground “common sense” school reforms. More recently, the reverend is righteously steamed at wayward black athletes like Arenas, he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, for becoming “billboards of violent and destructive behavior.” I understand. There’s no question that Arenas’ recklessness deserves to be penalized. But, I also have to ask, penalized for what? The NBA and various media commentators, including Sharpton, seem to be falling over themselves to punish Arenas not only for his mistakes but also as a scapegoat for other problems for which remedial action is long overdue. Arenas’ reputation resembles Michael Jordan’s more than Michael Vick’s. He’s a prankster, not a gangster. Yet he appears

to be catching more punishment from Stern than others have received for worse offenses. In September, for example, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested for three loaded weapons that were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop for reckless driving in Maryland. Yet, Stern did not suspend West. Where was Sharpton? He expresses “a keen sense of guilt that black leaders have not raised our voices more dramatically,” he wrote. “If the assailants in these incidents had been white, we would have been marching, but because this is same-race behavior, we shake our heads, say a few words and allow it to continue.” Other voices, like Dave Zirin, sports editor of The Nation, question whether black athletes deserve to be singled out. White athletes like Jared Allen, a Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman and noted gun enthusiast who “kills and eats things that would make a billy goat sick,” says Zirin, are praised as great sportsmen. True, but Allen also hasn’t been caught bringing his weapons into a locker room. Maybe we ask too much of athletes when we expect them to be models of good behavior, but at least they should try to avoid bad behavior.

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Playing race-card ‘gotcha’ There is so much to enjoy about the Democrats’ Harry Reid problem, and yet I find the whole spectacle horribly depressing. First, let’s recap the bright side. The addlepated and vindictive Senate majority leader is under fire for saying — according to the new book “Game Change” — that Barack Obama would make a promising Democratic presidential contender because he’s “light-skinned” and can speak “Negro dialect” only when he wants to. He deserves the grief. Just last month, Reid insinuated that fellow senators standing in the way of “Obamacare” were carrying on the tradition of the racists who stood in the way of civil rights in the 1960s. That he’s been caught talking like one of those racists is a delicious irony. But irony is one thing. Scalphunting is another. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said over the weekend that Reid should step down from his leadership position because of his comments. For this we needed the first African-American head of the Republican Party? Steele is obviously right that there’s a double standard when it comes to such racial gaffes. A Republican says something stupidly offensive or offensively stupid about race and he must be destroyed, even if he apologizes like Henry in the snows of Canossa. But when a Democrat blunders the same way, the liberal establishment goes into overdrive explaining why it’s no big deal. But by demanding Reid’s resignation, Steele is making an idiotic, nasty and entirely cynical game bipartisan. Yes, there’s a double standard, but the point is that the standard used against conservatives is unfair, not that that unfair standard should be

used against Democrats as well. Whatever Steele’s other strengths and weaknesses may be, a major benefit of having a black leader for the GOP was, for me, that Republicans could have a more credible voice in attacking the unfairness of such race-driven scalp hunts. Jonah What will Goldberg Steele’s position be when Tribune Media some tired Services Republican hack politician accidentally says something Reid-like down the road? Shall the GOP, for consistency’s sake, demand he or she step down? The real, sad lesson of this episode is that we have somehow come to define racism as disagreeing with the Democratic Party or its African-American base. Reid’s defenders told Politico they’re planning to disseminate the NAACP voting score of Republicans who criticize Reid, as if voting against the NAACP is a test of your racial conscience. The Congressional Black Caucus says Reid’s comments are forgivable because he’s advancing the Democratic agenda. Translation: If you aren’t advancing the Democratic agenda and you slip up, prepare to be branded a racist and pelted off the public stage. Heck, you don’t really even have to slip up. We’ve spent much of the last year being told that “tea party” protesters are unforgivably racist for complaining about high taxes and deficits. But ruminating on Obama’s light skin and versatility with the “Negro dialect” is merely forgivably inappropriate.

Democrats have so completely mastered this practice and internalized their own heroic narrative, they are completely at home with their cognitive dissonance. For instance, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is reportedly one of Reid’s biggest defenders. Schumer won his Senate seat in 1998 in large part by insinuating that his opponent, Alfonse D’Amato, was an anti-Semite because D’Amato had allegedly dubbed Schumer a “putzhead” in a private meeting with Jewish supporters. The bittersweet irony is that racism is such a nonissue in U.S. politics today. Most of the “black agenda” is simply a throwback to the ethnic spoils game played by Italians, Germans, Jews and the Irish in previous generations. But we’ve absurdly elevated racial pork barrel into a test of one’s soul. It’s no more racist to oppose spending on the “digital divide” than it is anti-Irish to oppose pay increases for Boston firemen. No politicians in either party are calling for Jim Crow-style segregation or anything remotely like that. Instead, we have one party that, for the most part, says it wants special benefits for blacks and certain other minorities in order to compensate for past discrimination, and another party that, for the most part, wants to live up to the colorblind ideal found in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s poetry about judging people by the content of their character. Both points of view are well intentioned. But only the Democratic position gets lacquered with a thick coating of self-serving sanctimony and the benefit of the doubt from the media. Alas, rather than discrediting this charade, the Reid affair is only reinforcing it. And that’s far worse than anything he said.

If you haven’t noticed, there is something amiss in the legal community. I have my opinion, what’s yours? It does seem recently that there have been several wealthy, highly educated men, and some women, well-thought of in their communities, family-oriented, some even God-fearing, who have for some reason run afoul of the law. Let me show you where I’m going. Frank Balance, John Carrington, Jim Black, Mike Nifong, Bill Clinton, Meg Scott Phipps to name a few. Ironically, sex still raises its ugly head, but this times it appears the elixir is even uglier. This time its just plain politics. Or, so it seems. We could look at country-wide, or nationwide, but for the sake of keystrokes, and postage, let’s stay closer to home. What would make N.C. judges who leave the bench, turn around and create such organizations as “Actual Innocence Commission,” “N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law,” or “,” which is an organization that raises money to sway voter support? Or, just for the sake of argument, “What would make a N.C. Democratic judge, who leaves office five years before his term is up, support a Republican judge who is the creator of the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law?” The answer might be here. Legal advocates say: If it’s in the Constitution, it’s the law. But this is not the Constitution. The following is excerpted from a probably outdated N.CGS 7A-376, page 311, Article 30 titled Judicial Standards Commission: Assuming that a judge’s resignation has been or will be accepted by the governor, it does not deprive the Supreme Court of its jurisdiction over a proceeding for the removal of a judge for misconduct and conduct prejudicial to administration of justice ... nor is the case rendered moot by resignation. Daniel A. Young Henderson

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Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Liz Anderson is 80. Actress Frances Sternhagen is 80. TV personality Nick Clooney is 76. Comedian Rip Taylor is 76. Actor Billy Gray is 72. Actor Richard Moll is 67. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 56. R&B musician Fred White is 55. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 51. Actor Kevin Anderson is 50. Actress Julia LouisDreyfus is 49. Rock singer Graham “Suggs” McPherson (Madness) is 49. Country singer Trace Adkins is 48. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 46. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 44. Actress Traci Bingham is 42. Actor Keith Coogan is 40. Actress Nicole Eggert is 38. Actor Orlando Bloom is 33.




One year ago: President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, vowed during her Senate confirmation hearing to revitalize the mission of diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. Obama’s choice to run the Treasury Department, Timothy Geithner, disclosed that he had failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004.

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On this date: In 1733, James Oglethorpe and some 120 English colonists arrived at Charleston, S.C., while en route to settle in present-day Georgia. In 1864, composer Stephen Foster died in New York at age 37. In 1898, Emile Zola’s famous defense of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, “J’accuse,” was published in Paris. In 1945, during World War II, Soviet forces began a huge, successful offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe. In 1962, comedian Ernie Kovacs died in a car crash in west Los Angeles 10 days before his 43rd birthday. In 1966, Robert C. Weaver was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson; Weaver became the first black Cabinet member. In 1978, former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey died in Waverly, Minn., at age 66. In 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge after takeoff during a snowstorm and fell into the Potomac River, killing 78 people. In 1990, L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the


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Ten years ago: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stepped aside as chief executive and promoted company president Steve Ballmer to the position. Five years ago: Major League Baseball adopted a tougher steroidtesting program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round.




Today’s Highlight: On Jan. 13, 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.)

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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2010. There are 352 days left in the year.

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Section B Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Daily Dispatch/ Earl King

Norlina Christian’s Josh Bolton goes up for a shot in the second half of the Crusaders 48-44 loss to Trinity Academy Tuesday night.

Comebacks denied

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Lane Kiffin is returning to Southern California as the Trojans’ coach after just one season at Tennessee. Kiffin was chosen Tuesday to replace Pete Carroll, his mentor and employer for six seasons. Kiffin was the Trojans’ offensive coordinator before his brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and the Volunteers. “This was not an easy decision,” he said Tuesday night, reading a brief statement on Tennessee’s campus. “This is something that happens very quick. We’ve been here 14 months, and the support has been unbelievable here. I really believe the only place I would have left here to go was ... Southern California.” His father, respected defensive coach Monte Kiffin, and longtime USC assistant Ed Orgeron also will leave Tennessee to join him, USC said in a statement. Volunteers assistant Kippy Brown, who joined Kiffin’s staff less than four weeks ago, was promoted to interim coach. first reported the surprising

AP Photo/Wade Payne

This Sept. 5, 2009 file photo shows Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin during a game against Western Kentucky in Knoxville, Tenn. move by Kiffin and the Trojans, who needed just one day to fill one of the most desirable jobs in college football. Carroll formally took over the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday after winning 97 games, seven Pac-10 championships and two national titles over the past nine years. “We are really excited to welcome Lane Kiffin back to USC,” Trojans athletic director Mike Garrett said. “I was able to watch him closely when he was an assistant with us, and what I saw was a bright, creative young coach who Please see KIFFIN, page 2B

Crusader rallies fall short in 48-44 loss to Trinity By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer

NORLINA — Norlina Christian came close, but every rally seemed to be cut short by timely baskets from Trinity Academy of Raleigh in Tuesday’s 48-44 loss. Trinity led by as many as eight in the fourth quarter, but Norlina battled back to make a game of it. The Crusaders cut Tiger leads to as close as three and four points, but couldn’t get any closer. “I blame the loss more on our play than Trinity’s play,” said Norlina coach Robbie Shearin. Shearin wasn’t happy with his team’s decisionmaking down the stretch.

After the Tigers went up 47-39, Norlina trimmed it to 47-41 with 1:25 left — but it took the Crusaders a little longer to put Trinity at the free throw line than Shearin would have liked. The Crusaders were coming off of a 69-45 loss to Crossroads Christian Monday. “We played a little better tonight. We still have a lot of work to do,” Shearin said. Trinity went into the final period up 32-25 and extended its lead to eight in the opening two minutes. Two free throws from Josh Bolton at the 4:30 mark brought Norlina within three points, but Trinity responded imme-

diately. The Tigers’ Frank Simms converted a lay up directly following a Crusader timeout to make it 38-33. Simms was a thorn in the side of Norlina all night, leading the game with 20 points. “We tried to keep the ball away from him ­— at least, that’s what we talked about doing,” said Shearin. Trinity went up 41-34 when Bolton, who led the Crusaders with 18 points, triggered another comeback with a finish inside plus a free throw to make it 41-37 with 3:06 to play. The Tigers answered with two free throws from

goals,” Stempniak said. The Maple Leafs created far more scoring chances than Carolina in the matchup of two of the NHL’s worst teams. Toronto fired 15 shots at goalie Cam Ward in the third period, but Dwyer scored at 15:34 for Carolina shortly after Niklas Hagman’s shot rang off the post. Fittingly, the Leafs are 4-9-2 despite outshooting every opponent in their last 15 games. “This game, an inch here and inch there, that’s all it takes,” Leafs coach Ron Wilson said. The teams seem to be heading in opposite directions. Suddenly, the Hurricanes are starting to feel good about themselves after putting together their first three-game win streak of the season. “It’s just a matter of coming to the rink and competing,” said Ward, who had 38

AP Photo/Phil Coale

Florida State's Ryan Reid, center, is fouled by North Carolina State's Dennis Horner, left, during the first half of in Tallahassee, Fla.

Wood leads Pack to upset over No. 25 Florida State

Please see CRUSADERS, page 4B By BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Writer

Dwyer goal gives Canes 4-2 win over Maple Leafs TORONTO (AP) — Patrick Dwyer gave the Toronto Maple Leafs a lot to think about. His goal with less than five minutes left stood up to give the last-place Carolina Hurricanes a 4-2 win over Toronto on Tuesday night, reminding the Leafs how far they’ve fallen this season. “I don’t have much to say,” said Leafs forward Phil Kessel, stuck on just one goal in 13 games. “We’re not playing good enough. It’s a number of things. We’ve got to be better.” Eric Staal, Brandon Sutter and Ray Whitney also scored for Carolina, which won on the road for the fourth time in 22 games. Lee Stempniak and Nikolai Kulemin scored for Toronto, which has lost four straight. “You can’t win many games with only one or two

Page 4B

By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer

By GREGG BELL AP Sports Writer

Please see CARROLL, page 3B

Maryland and Wake Forest needed OT to settle Tuesday’s game

One and done: Kiffin leaves UT for USC

Seahawks introduce Pete Carroll RENTON, Wash. — Saying he just walked into “almost dreamlike” control and opportunity, Pete Carroll smiled and rambled through his first day as coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks. “I am so fired up to be here today. Right from the beginning, they undersold. This is a tremendous place to come to work,” Carroll said Tuesday. “It’s really almost dreamlike for me.” Back in the NFL for the first time since New England fired him in 1999, the coach who restored the dynasty at Southern California from 2001 until Monday put on a dark blue suit and paisley tie patterned in Seahawks green and blue. Carroll then proclaimed his wonder and excitement at having snared the exact opportunity he’s always wanted in the NFL — but never thought he’d get after the Patriots fired him. He said what he’s getting in Seattle mirrors the latitude USC gave him. “They have embraced my approach ... in a manner in which to wipe the path clear and give me the clearest opportunity to bring everything that I have to offer. That’s really what I was looking for, the trust and belief from the top of the organization,” he said, a day after his public farewell from USC. “They don’t have an agenda of how they want their football played. They want me to do that. That’s exactly and precisely what I was looking for.” Specifically and most immediately, Seahawks chief executive officer Tod Leiweke confirmed Carroll is getting authority on whom the Seahawks hire as their new general manager. Carroll and Leiweke were to conduct an afternoon

Overtime thriller

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward makes a save during the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto Tuesday. saves. “It’s finally time that we found ways to win. Even though the game wasn’t exactly the greatest game, we found ways to battle through it at key times in the game.” The Leafs, who sent a first-round draft pick to Boston in exchange for Kessel, are only four points ahead of the Hurricanes,

who have two games in hand on Toronto. The struggles are nothing new to a franchise that seems destined to miss the playoffs for a fifth straight year. Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice was behind the Toronto bench for two of those seasons and knows all about the pressure the team faces.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Scott Wood couldn’t make a basket in warmups. That didn’t stop him from shooting once the game started. The freshman scored a career-high 31 points to lead North Carolina State to an 88-81 upset of No. 25 Florida State on Tuesday night, spoiling the Atlantic Coast Conference home opener for the Seminoles. The Wolfpack (12-5, 1-2 ACC) hit 11 of 23 3-pointers with Wood connecting on 7 of 11 attempts from behind the arc. Farnold Degand added 13 points and Julius Mays 12, including 10 straight free throws for the winners. “The last five minutes in warmups I couldn’t hit a shot,” Wood said. “At least I came out hitting.” Wood, who twice scored 38 points in high school, drew his largest ovation of the night when he finally missed, a free throw actually, late in the game.

He admitted that he was, to use an old sports cliche, “unconscious.” “Even a couple shots I took I thought ’why am I shooting this?’ And they just went in. I’m just like ’alright, just keep puttin’ it up there,”’ he said. “Once you have that confidence you feel you can hit anything.” Three quick baskets by Wood, including a go-ahead layup, keyed an early 16-1 run that gave N.C. State a 23-12 lead as Florida State went 6:33 between field goals. The Wolfpack never trailed afterward, building their largest lead at 48-35 on a Dennis Horner 3-point shot early in the second half. Chris Singleton scored 15 of his career-high 22 points in the second half to lead Florida State (13-4 1-2) which lost its second league game in three days. Solomon Alabi and Derwin Kitchen added 15 points each for the Seminoles while Ryan Reid and freshman Michael Please see PACK, page 3B



The Daily Dispatch

Two-minute drill Local Sports Register for baseball/softball classes soon Registration will be held soon for classes at Next Level Baseball, located at 328 Red Oak Road in Henderson. A Baseball Skills Class for two age groups will be held on Wednesdays. The 5-7 age group will meet from 6 until 7 p.m., while ages 8-15 will meet from 7 until 8 p.m. A Baseball Hitting Class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 6-12 age group is scheduled to meet from 6 until 7 p.m., while ages 1318 will convene from 7 until 8 p.m. A Softball Skills Class for ages 6-15 will be held from 5 until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. A Softball Hitting Class for ages 6-18 will meet from 6 until 7 on Wednesday. Cost for the skills classes are $95, while the hitting classes are $165. There is a registration fee of $25 if not already registered. The time for registration will be from 6 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Next Level will also be holding four baseball camps: a skills camp for ages 8-18 (Feb. 4 and 11, from 5-7 p.m.); a hitting camp for ages 13-18 (Feb. 1 and 8 from 5-8 p.m.); a hitting camp for ages 6-12 (March 6 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and March 7 from 1-4 p.m.); pitching and catching (Jan. 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and Jan. 31, 1-4 p.m.). Cost for the camps is $110. Registration for two camps is $200, and three will cost $295.


Lady Spartan middle-schoolers top Ravenscroft KVA 20 Ravenscroft 9 The Kerr-Vance middle school girls basketball team defeated Ravenscroft 20-9 Tuesday. With the win, the Spartans improve to 4-3 on the

season. All 11 players saw action and contributed in the low-scoring affair. Hayley Marshburn led KVA with 10 points and Rachel Ross had six.

Ravenscroft 35 KVA 27 The Kerr-Vance middle school boys basketball team dropped a 35-27 decision at Ravenscroft Monday. Sam Fuqay led the

Spartan scorers with 10 points, followed by Hunter Layton with seven and James Averette with four. KVA returns to action Friday in Kinston against Parrott Academy.

Ohio State knocks off No. 6 Purdue in West Lafayette, 70-66 By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Ohio State’s Evan Turner dismantled Purdue’s highly respected defense. He scored 23 of his career-high 32 points in the second half, and the Buckeyes rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat No. 6 Purdue 70-66 on Tuesday night. Turner scored 14 of Ohio State’s final 18 points, with many coming against Purdue defensive stopper Chris Kramer. He also had nine rebounds in his third game since missing a month with a fracture in his back. Ohio State coach Thad AAU to hold youth basketball tryouts Matta said he’s not sure Turner is 100 percent The Amateur Athletic Union will hold basketball healthy. tryouts boys’ eight and under and nine and under “Honestly, I hope about teams. 50,” Matta joked. “I think Tryouts will be Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hawley he’s getting it back. I’ve Middle School in Creedmoor at 1:30 p.m. gone back, I’ve looked For more information, contact Terrence Harcum at a lot of tape of when at (919) 450-7220, e-mail, or we’ve had him (before the visit injury), and he was playing at a high level. I thought he played at a high level tonight.” Purdue coach Matt Painter couldn’t find the G Curtis Joseph retires from NHL right defense for the 6-foot-7 point guard. TORONTO (AP) — Goaltender Curtis Joseph has “Evan Turner had his retired, ending a 19-year career in the NHL in which he way with all of our guys,” was No. 4 on the career victory list. Painter said. The 42-year-old Joseph is the winningest goalie to The Buckeyes withstood have never won the Stanley Cup. He had 454 victories, trailing only Martin Brodeur (585), Patrick Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484). He said Tuesday he had a “great career” and “didn’t leave anything on the table.” He spoke at a news conference in Toronto, where he ended his career with the By MARK LONG Maple Leafs. AP Sports Writer Joseph entered the league as an undrafted free agent. He also played for St. Louis, Edmonton, Detroit, GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Phoenix and Calgary. Eric Bledsoe scored a careerhigh 25 points, Patrick Patterson added 15 and No. 2 Kentucky stayed unbeaten with an 89-77 victory over Florida on Tuesday night. Enos named Central Michigan head coach John Wall chipped in 19, including the team’s final MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan seven points. State running backs coach Dan Enos has been picked The Wildcats (17-0, 2-0 as the new head coach at Central Michigan. Southeastern Conference) The university announced the choice Tuesday. ended the game with a The 41-year-old Enos has been the running backs 17-5 run and snapped a coach at Michigan State during the past three five-game losing streak in seasons after coaching the quarterbacks in 2006. He Gainesville. played quarterback at Michigan State from 1987Erving Walker led 1990. Enos succeeds former Chippewas head coach Butch Jones, who was hired in December as Cincinnati’s new coach. Jones replaced Brian Kelly, who I thought would make came from Central Michigan three years ago and left an excellent head coach for Notre Dame. here if the opportunity ever arose. I’m confident he and his staff will keep USC football performing at the high level that we expect.” Astros, Myers finalize $5 million deal The 34-year-old Kiffin is one of Carroll’s top disHOUSTON (AP) — Pitcher Brett Myers and the ciples from his nine-year Houston Astros have finalized a one-year contract tenure at USC. Kiffin, that guarantees him $5 million. a former Fresno State Myers’ deal includes a mutual option for 2011. He quarterback, worked his also can earn additional performance bonuses. way up to offensive coorThe 29-year-old right-hander had spent all eight dinator in 2005 while also of his major league seasons with the Phillies, going showing impressive skills 73-63 with a 4.40 ERA. He was 4-3 with a 4.84 ERA as the Trojans’ recruiting in 10 starts and eight relief appearances last year, coordinator after Orgwhen he made $12 million. eron’s departure from Los Angeles. For two seasons, Kiffin shared responsibility for the Trojans’ offense with fellow longtime Carroll Wednesday, Jan. 13 assistant Steve Sarkisian, Wrestling who left USC to take over n Southern Vance at Cardinal Gibbons 6:30 p.m. at Washington after the 2008 season. Kiffin became Al Davis’ unusual choice to take over the Oakland RaidWednesday, Jan. 13 ers as a 31-year-old coach MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL with almost no NFL 7 p.m. experience. He made it n ESPN — Boston College at Duke through just 20 games n ESPN2 — Pittsburgh at Connecticut before an ugly public fir 9 p.m. n ESPN — North Carolina at Clemson ing in which Davis called n ESPN2 — Kansas at Nebraska Kiffin a liar who brought 11 p.m. “disgrace” on the Raiders. n ESPN2 — Utah St. at Nevada Kiffin went 7-6 at Ten-


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

AP Photo/Michael Conroy

Ohio State's Evan Turner, right, drives on Purdue's Keaton Grant in the first half in West Lafayette, Ind. Tuesday. one of the best single-game efforts in Mackey Arena. Robbie Hummel scored 29 of his career-high 35 points in the first half for Purdue (14-2, 2-2 Big Ten). He tied a school-record with eight 3-pointers and had 10 rebounds. William Buford had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Buckeyes (12-5, 2-3), who were in danger of falling out of the confer-

ence race early. Instead, the Buckeyes toppled the conference’s highest-ranked team and now feel they are still in the race. “A lot of people are going to lose here and there,” Turner said. “A lot of people are going to lose in this building, and a lot of people are going to lose at Michigan State in other places.” E’Twaun Moore added 19 points for the Boilermak-

ers, who lost their second straight after tying a school record with 14 straight wins to start the season. Purdue was coming off a 73-66 loss at Wisconsin on Saturday. It was the first home loss for the Boilermakers this season. “We had some older guys that did not play like juniors and seniors,” Painter said. Hummel responded with perhaps the most impressive 3-point shooting barrage in Purdue history. He made six threes in the final 6:02 of the half to shoot Ohio State out of its zone. The Boilermakers closed the first half on an 11-2 run that included three 3-pointers by Hummel to take a 41-29 lead. Hummel’s eight threes in the half tied Cuonzo Martin’s school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 1994 and broke the Mackey Arena record of seven in a game. He surpassed his previous career high of 25 points before the break. Hummel made two free throws with 20.5 seconds remaining, but Ohio State got the ball inbounds against Purdue’s pressure, and Buford converted two free throws with 16.8 seconds left to create the final margin.

Bledsoe scores 25, helps No. 2 Wildcats stay unbeaten

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Florida with 20 points, and Alex Tyus added 17 points. But the Gators (11-5, 0-2) are off to their worst start in conference play since 1996 — the year before coach Billy Donovan took over. Florida made this one close in the second half. Kentucky built a 55-40 lead, but couldn’t close it out — something that’s starting to become a trend for coach John Calipari’s team. Kentucky watched a double-digit lead slip away Saturday against Georgia. This time, Walker did most of the damage. He hit two 3-pointers and two free

throws, then Kenny Boynton got loose on a fast break that whittled Kentucky’s lead to 61-54 with about 12 minutes to play. Clearly feeling it, Walker hit two more 3s — on consecutive possessions — a few minutes later. Vernon Macklin rattled home a layup that made it 68-66 with 7:59 remaining. The Gators tied the game at 72 on Macklin’s putback with 5:13 left. Patterson put the Cats back ahead with a turnaround jumper in the lane. He failed to convert the three-point play, but

DeMarcus Cousins gathered the rebound. Darnell Dodson then hit a 3. Bledsoe added to the pain with another 3 on the next possession that put Kentucky ahead 80-73 with 3:58 to play. The Gators never recovered. Kentucky shot 51 percent from the field and made 7 of 18 from 3-point range. Florida was much less effective. Donovan’s squad shot 38 percent from the floor and hit 8 of 27 from behind the arc. The Gators struggled even more on the defensive end.

his tenure as an assistant, including Reggie Bush’s final years at the school. While no discipline has been handed down, it’s widely expected to arrive later this year. Kiffin was suggested as a candidate immediately after Carroll’s departure became official Sunday, but many Trojans thought he wouldn’t be willing or able to leave Tennessee after just one year. Yet several coaches with USC ties said they weren’t interested in the job, including NFL coaches Jeff Fisher and Jack Del Rio and Oregon State coach Mike Riley. Monte Kiffin will lend his defensive acumen to

a school that annually fielded an impressive defense under Carroll, while Orgeron is likely to return to his role as the Trojans’ best recruiter who helped stack Carroll’s early USC teams with a dizzying array of topflight talent. “Ed did a marvelous job during his previous time at USC, and we all know that Monte is a defensive guru,” Garrett said. “I know Lane will fill out his staff with other outstanding assistants like them, ones who Trojan players and fans will really like.” ———— AP Sports Writer Greg Beacham in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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nessee last season as the youngest head coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Many credited him with revitalizing the program, but he also brought an unwelcome spotlight on the Vols with several minor NCAA violations. “I know that I can walk out of here and say this, that we’ve been here for 14 months and there’s not one day I didn’t give everything I had to the Tennessee football program,” Kiffin said. “We’re leaving here 14 months later a lot better team than we were 14 months ago.” Kiffin certainly didn’t sound ready to leave after Tennessee’s season ended with a loss to Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, saying the Vols were “just getting started” — but the Trojans didn’t have a vacancy then. Kiffin owed an $800,000 buyout to Tennessee for leaving early. He told his players about his abrupt departure moments before reading his statement. Kiffin returns to USC with the school facing a yearslong NCAA investigation over events during

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Jackson’s career-high 43 lead Bobcats over Rockets

his putback at the buzzer beat Memphis. Jackson struggled in that game, shooting 6 of 20 and committing six turnovers. But he had his shooting stroke against the Rockets as the Bobcats won for the fifth time in six games. Jackson’s 3-pointer, fadeaway and two free throws in an 13-2 run to

start the fourth quarter put Charlotte ahead 87-81 with 5:50 left. Each time the Rockets crept closer, Jackson came up with a big hoop. His 3-pointer with 3:21 left made it 92-88 and his putback with 2:26 to go made it 94-90. Houston, which managed 34 points in the second half after reeling off 60 in the first, had two shot clock violations in a miserable fourth quarter, including with 1:58 left and Charlotte leading by four. Raymond Felton answered with a jumper and Diaw’s threepoint play on the next two possessions put it away. The hot-shooting, fastpaced Rockets hit seven of their first 10 3-point attempts and piled up 28 points in the paint in the first half, looking like they didn’t miss Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Jackson’s 23 first-half points kept Charlotte within striking distance before the defense picked up. The Bobcats shut off the easy buckets inside while the Rockets cooled off from long range in the second half. Aaron Brooks had 11 points and six assists for Houston, but was just 3 of 14 from the field as the Rockets lost their fifth straight road game.

it. That’s what I’ve been given here — and I can’t tell you how excited I am about that,” Carroll said. “That is what I had at ’SC, and is when I’ve had my best success.” Carroll said the Seahawks’ defensive system is likely to stay intact, but that the anemic offense will change. He emphasized how the need for an

improved running game will permeate “everything we do” on both sides of the ball. One thing Carroll said won’t change on offense is the quarterback. Carroll said he is excited to have one with as much experience as 34-year-old Matt Hasselbeck. And he twice emphasized the three-time Pro Bowler is healthy after

playing through a bad back, broken ribs and a sore passing shoulder as Seattle limped to a 9-23 record since its last playoff game in January 2008. Seattle went 5-11 this past season, costing coach Jim Mora his job on Friday after less than 12 months. It’s the Seahawks’ worst two-year stretch since 1992-93.

New Jersey at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Boston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday’s Games Chicago at Boston, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 10:30 p.m.


CHARLOTTE — Stephen Jackson scored 16 of his career-high 43 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Bobcats clamped down on defense after halftime to rally past the Houston Rockets, 102-94 on Tuesday night. Surpassing his previous best scoring night of 42 set nearly six years ago with Atlanta, Jackson made 15 of 22 shots and 10 of 11 free throws while adding eight rebounds. Making up for a subpar night from Gerald Wallace, Jackson keyed Charlotte’s comeback from a 13-point, second-quarter deficit. Boris Diaw added 19 points and seven rebounds, including the clinching three-point play with 50 seconds left. Trevor Ariza scored 19 points and Luis Scola added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Rockets, who had won seven straight against Charlotte. But this is showing signs of being the best Bobcats team in the franchise’s six seasons. Matching Orlando and Indiana for the secondbest home record in the Eastern Conference (14-4), Jackson’s acquisition has helped Charlotte reach a

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Charlotte forward Gerald Wallace fouls Houston forward Shane Battier in the first half Tuesday in Charlotte. new level. Acquired from Golden State on Nov. 16 after his long feud with Warriors coach Don Nelson, Jackson has blended in nicely with coach Larry Brown and the Bobcats. He was needed with Wallace held to nine points and eight rebounds on 2-of-10 shooting, three nights after

CARROLL, from page 1B interview with Omar Khan, a contract administrator with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “As guys get other jobs around the league, there isn’t always that level of trust and communication from the top down, and there isn’t always that willingness to let you do exactly what you feel and how you should do

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 44 32 11 1 65 127 94 Pittsburgh 47 28 18 1 57 149 130 N.Y. Rangers 46 22 17 7 51 120 123 Philadelphia 45 23 19 3 49 140 128 N.Y. Islanders 47 20 19 8 48 124 144 Buffalo Boston Montreal Ottawa Toronto

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 44 28 11 5 61 123 102 44 22 15 7 51 114 107 47 22 21 4 48 119 126 47 22 21 4 48 127 147 47 15 23 9 39 125 164

Washington Atlanta Tampa Bay Florida Carolina

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 45 27 12 6 60 166 128 45 20 19 6 46 143 150 45 18 17 10 46 118 136 45 18 20 7 43 128 140 45 14 24 7 35 114 154

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 46 31 11 4 66 152 102 Nashville 47 28 16 3 59 136 132 Detroit 45 23 16 6 52 115 116 St. Louis 45 19 19 7 45 119 131 Columbus 48 18 21 9 45 125 158 Calgary Colorado Vancouver Minnesota Edmonton San Jose Phoenix Los Angeles Dallas Anaheim

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 46 26 14 6 58 125 111 47 26 15 6 58 138 134 46 27 17 2 56 147 112 46 23 20 3 49 126 137 45 16 24 5 37 124 152 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 47 30 10 7 67 152 119 47 26 16 5 57 121 115 46 25 18 3 53 135 130 46 19 16 11 49 131 147 46 20 19 7 47 129 143

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Colorado 3, Calgary 2, SO Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 3 Nashville 3, Vancouver 2 San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday’s Games New Jersey 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, SO Carolina 4, Toronto 2 N.Y. Islanders 6, Detroit 0 Philadelphia 6, Dallas 3 Atlanta 6, Ottawa 1 Tampa Bay 7, Washington 4 St. Louis 4, Columbus 1 Nashville 5, Edmonton 3 San Jose 3, Phoenix 1 Wednesday’s Games Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Boston at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at Toronto, 7 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Dallas at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.



Tuesday’s Men’s Scores


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 26 10 .722 Toronto 19 20 .487 New York 15 22 .405 Philadelphia 12 25 .324 New Jersey 3 34 .081

GB — 8 1/2 11 1/2 14 1/2 23 1/2

Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 25 12 .676 — Atlanta 24 13 .649 1 Miami 18 18 .500 6 1/2 Charlotte 17 19 .472 7 1/2 Washington 12 24 .333 12 1/2 Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Indiana

Central Division W L Pct GB 30 10 .750 — 16 20 .444 12 15 20 .429 12 1/2 12 25 .324 16 1/2 12 25 .324 16 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas 25 12 .676 San Antonio 23 13 .639 Houston 21 17 .553 New Orleans 19 17 .528 Memphis 19 18 .514

GB — 1 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2 6

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 24 14 .632 — Portland 23 16 .590 1 1/2 Oklahoma City 21 16 .568 2 1/2 Utah 21 17 .553 3 Minnesota 8 31 .205 16 1/2 L.A. Lakers Phoenix L.A. Clippers Sacramento Golden State

Pacific Division W L Pct 29 9 .763 24 14 .632 17 19 .472 15 21 .417 11 25 .306

Monday’s Games Indiana 105, Toronto 101 Philadelphia 96, New Orleans 92 Atlanta 102, Boston 96 Chicago 120, Detroit 87 Oklahoma City 106, New York 88 Denver 105, Minnesota 94 Utah 118, Miami 89 Phoenix 105, Milwaukee 101 Cleveland 117, Golden State 114 Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 102, Houston 94 Detroit 99, Washington 90 Memphis 104, L.A. Clippers 102 San Antonio 105, L.A. Lakers 85 Orlando at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Washington at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Denver, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at Portland, 10 p.m. Miami at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

GB — 5 11 13 17

SOUTH Asbury 101, Cincinnati Christian 100 Bowie St. 77, Shepherd 67 Catholic 73, Carnegie-Mellon 68 Embry-Riddle 83, Edward Waters 70 Kennesaw St. 71, SIU-Edwardsville 60 Kentucky 89, Florida 77 N.C. State 88, Florida St. 81 North Greenville 77, Lees-McRae 74 Southern Miss. 81, CS Bakersfield 65 Tusculum 69, Mid-Continent 59 Wake Forest 85, Maryland 83, OT EAST Binghamton 64, Stony Brook 62 Boston U. 75, UMBC 63 Farmingdale 79, Mount St. Vincent 64 Gettysburg 74, Ursinus 63 Mass.-Lowell 54, Adelphi 51 McDaniel 69, Haverford 44 Penn St.-Harrisburg 85, Penn St.-York 54 Purchase 74, St. Joseph’s, L.I. 52 Utica 77, Ithaca 69 Va. Commonwealth 81, Hofstra 68 Wentworth Tech 62, E. Nazarene 61 MIDWEST Bethany Lutheran 76, Martin Luther 65 Drake 88, Missouri St. 77 Illinois 54, Penn St. 53 Iowa 67, Tennessee St. 62 Kansas St. 88, Texas A&M 65 Lawrence 59, Beloit 55 Miami (Ohio) 55, Kent St. 53, OT N. Iowa 52, Bradley 50 Ohio St. 70, Purdue 66 Ripon 76, Carroll, Wis. 67 South Dakota 75, Longwood 63 Walsh 77, Mount Vernon Nazarene 65

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with C Ramon Castro on a one-year contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with INF Mark Grudzielanek on a minor league contract. n National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with INF-OF Eric Hinske on a one-year contract. Designated OF Brandon Jones for assignment HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brett Myers on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP Brian Bass, C Luke Carlin and OF Brian Myrow on minor league contracts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Named Steve Decker manager and Ken Joyce hitting coach for Fresno (PCL); Andy Skeels manager and Russ Morman hitting coach for Richmond (EL); Brian Harper manager for San Jose (CAL) and Marcos Garcia pitching coach for the Giants (Arizona). n American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS—Named Curtis Wilkerson bench coach. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Traded INF Kyle

Eveland to the Traverse City (Frontier) for LHP David Hurst and INF Andrew Stafford. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Released INF Jason Vaughan. NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Named Brooks Carey pitching coach. SOUTHERN ILLINIOS MINERS—Signed OF Joey Metropoulos to a contract extension. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Signed INF Eddie Pavese and RHP Diego Soto. South n Atlantic League KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS—Named Jeremie Imbus strength and conditioning coach. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS—Signed G Mario West to a 10-day contract. Women’s National Basketball Association MINNESOTA LYNX—Traded G Renee Montgomery and the No. 1 overall draft pick to the Connecticut Sun for G Lindsay Whalen and the No. 2 overall selection. FOOTBALL n National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Re-signed defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed LB Leon Williams to their reserve-future list. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed FB Jehuu Caulcrick to a future contract. n Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Re-signed CBKR Jovon Johnson. HOCKEY n National Hockey League NHL—Free agent G Curtis Joseph announced his retirement. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated RW Derek Dorsett off injured reserve. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned C Yan Stastny to Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reassigned C Blair Jones to Norfolk (AHL). n American Hockey League ALBANY RIVER RATS—Reassigned F Harrison Reed to Florida (ECHL). MANITOBA MOOSE—Signed G Stefan Drew. NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Released F Matt Syroczynski. n ECHL ECHL—Suspended Kalamazoo RW Tyler Willis for one game as a result of his actions in a Jan. 9 game against Charlotte. Fined Elmira D Brennan Turner an undisclosed amount as a result of his actions in a Jan. 9 game against Florida. LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS—Announced F Andrew Orpik and F Justin Bernhardt have been reassigned to the team by San Antonio (AHL). COLLEGE CENTRAL MICHIGAN—Named Dan Enos football coach. FLORIDA—Junior S Major Wright will enter the NFL draft. NOTRE DAME—Named Paul Longo director of football strength and conditioning and Jacob Flint and Lorenzo Guess as assistants. SYRACUSE—Named Rob Moore wide receivers coach. TEXAS TECH—Named Neal Brown offensive coordinator.

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Clemson's coach Oliver Purnell looks on from the sideline during the second half against Boston College Saturday.

No. 24 Clemson looks to jump Tar Heels hurdle By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Clemson’s Demontez Stitt has enjoyed his games so far against No. 12 North Carolina, all except for the losing part. Stitt, then a freshman, was thrilled two years ago facing the Tar Heel team he grew up dreaming about to play for as a high schooler in Matthews, N.C. Stitt nearly got even a bigger thrill as the Tigers came close to breaking their long losing streak against North Carolina, falling in overtime at Littlejohn Coliseum, dropping a double OT game at Chapel Hill, then losing 86-81 in that season’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship game. A loss at North Carolina in 2009’s only meeting — Clemson is 0-54 alltime there — ran the Tigers series losing streak to 10. Now, No. 24 Clemson (133, 1-1 ACC) gets its latest and perhaps best shot in years at toppling the Tar Heels (12-4, 1-0) when the teams meet Wednesday night. All the Tar Heels’ losses this year have come away from home and the Tigers are eager to show they can compete with anyone in the ACC. “I see guys are focused in practice and in the locker room, guys know the tradition of (North) Carolina and what they’re capable of,” Stitt said. “So the focus, the intensity, the energy has to be a lot higher than for any game we’ve played so far.” It looks like the fans’ intensity is already sky high. Stitt says several tents have sprung up outside chilly Littlejohn, students making sure they secure tickets for the sold-out contest. Both teams come off bounce-bacik victories: Clemson over Boston College last Saturday after getting drubbed at Duke a game earlier, and the Tar Heels taking their ACC opener over Virginia Tech after blowing an 11-point lead and losing in overtime 82-79 at College of Charleston.

Clemson has had some bumps so far this season. The Tigers held a 23-point lead at home in the second half to Illinois and wound up losing 76-74. They scored just 12 points by the half last Sunday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium and fell to the Top 10 Blue Devils 74-53. Tiger coach Oliver Purnell mostly likes what he’s seen from his team so far. Clemson has struggled at times on defense as it blends its four first-year players into the rotation. Tiger star Trevor Booker can’t get locked out underneath and must stay active against North Carolina’s tall front line of 6-foot-9 Deon Thompson, 6-10 Ed Davis and 7-foot Tyler Zeller among others. Booker was held to 10 points in the Duke loss, then rebounded for 19 against Boston College. Purnell’s glad Clemson stuck to its gameplan against the Eagles and is confident the Tigers can do the same against North Carolina. The Tar Heels have had their early season struggles, too. Their four losses are already as many as a year ago. North Carolina, though, returned injured players Will Graves and Marcus Ginyard against the Hokies and both should play in this one, too. Coach Roy Williams said the Virginia Tech win was a confidence boost for his team, which looked like it was finding its form. “We certainly feel better than we did after our last game at the College of Charleston, there’s no doubt about that,” Williams said. Purnell counseled his players not to dwell too much on North Carolina’s loss to the Cougars. A couple of weeks earlier, Clemson handed Charleston its worst loss in 47 years, 94-55. No one in the Tigers’ locker room thinks they’re 42 points better than anyone, Stitt says, particularly not North Carolina. “These guys are good, defending national champions,” said Stitt, Clemson’s guard. “We know what we have to do to win this game.”

PACK, from page 1B Snaer had 12 apiece. Every time Florida State appeared to get back into the game, Wood would drill another long range shot. “We had no answer,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. “It was almost like he was a one-man wrecking crew,” Hamilton said. “He hurt us in a lot of ways. He hit some really tough shots when we defended him very well.” The Seminoles closed to within 56-51 with 8:40 left on Deividas Dulkys lone 3-point basket of the night and Wood — who played 37 minutes — countered with a jumper just inside the arc. “He’s a throwback guy,” N.C. State coach Sidney Lowe said. “He doesn’t get rattled eas-

ily.” In addition to hitting 10 of 15 shots, Wood also had seven rebounds to help N.C. State to a 37-28 advantage over the taller Seminoles. “We were tentative,” Hamilton said. “That was discouraging.” A freshman whose previous career high was 15 points, the 6-7 Wood scored 13 points in the first half as the Wolfpack built a 38-31 lead while outrebounding a taller Florida State team 18-12. Singleton and N.C. State’s Tracy Smith shared rebound honors with eight apiece. N.C. State made 29 of 35 free throws in the game where 53 personal fouls were whistled, including 34 in the second half.



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Smith jumper gives Wake win over Terps in OT By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

WINSTON-SALEM — As often as Ishmael Smith has come through in the clutch for Wake Forest, the senior guard was thinking about the one time he didn’t. Given yet another chance, he delivered. Smith’s running jumper with 19.8 seconds left in overtime lifted the Demon Deacons past Maryland 8583 on Tuesday night. “I don’t care what the stats say,” Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio said. “Ish makes big shots.” Al-Farouq Aminu had 24 points, 13 rebounds and a key defensive play on Maryland’s last-gasp inbounds play to lead Wake Forest (12-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), which went to overtime for the third time in four games. Greivis Vasquez had a season-high 30 points to lead Maryland (10-5, 1-1). The Terrapins went nearly 4 minutes between field goals in the extra session before Jordan Williams’ stickback tied it at 83 with 52 seconds left. Smith drove down the lane and lofted a onehander over Eric Hayes to put Wake Forest up by two. Maryland hustled downcourt and called timeout with 14.8 seconds left, and Vasquez’s 3 over Smith bounced off the iron with about 10 seconds left. “You want to put the ball in the hands of your best player if you can in that situation,” Terps coach Gary Williams said. “At least, I do.” The rebound trickled out to Sean Mosley and he missed a 3 with about

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Wake Forest's Gary Clark drives past Maryland's Eric Hayes during the first half of in Winston-Salem. 3 seconds remaining. The rebound went out of bounds with 0.1 second left and Aminu spiked the inbounds pass toward the sideline to end the game. Freshman C.J. Harris scored 18 points — including 13 in a span of 3:47 late in the first half — and Chas McFarland had 12 rebounds for Wake Forest. But, as has so often been the case lately at Wake Forest, the ball found its way to Smith’s hands when it counted. He finished with 16 points on 8-of-23 shooting. “I wish he could have

only taken 22 shots,” Gary Williams quipped. For Smith, it was anything but just another game-winning shot, even though he has put together quite the resume of clutch baskets during his four seasons with the Demon Deacons. As a sophomore, he beat Miami and Virginia Tech on near-identical jumpers in the final seconds. Most recently, his flurry of late 3s helped beat Xavier in double overtime on Jan. 3. “At the end of the game, I want the ball in his hands,” Gaudio said.

What may have been eating at Smith, though, is the one he didn’t make. He missed a floater under heavy pressure with 3 seconds left in a 67-66 loss at Miami three days ago. “I had to redeem myself and get a big basket,” Smith said. “I felt like I let my guys down at Miami, so it feels good to redeem myself.” Vasquez was 9-for-27 from the field and was 4 of 12 from 3-point range. Jordan Williams finished with 12 points, Landon Milbourne had 11 on 5-for-15 shooting and Adrian Bowie scored 10 for Maryland. There were three ties and two lead changes in the final 3 minutes of regulation. Vasquez put the Terrapins up 76-74 with a toe-on-the-arc jumper with 39.6 seconds left, but Aminu was fouled while shooting a 3 with 29.3 seconds left. He missed the first attempt, but made the final two to tie it. Maryland bled the clock and Vasquez made his move to the basket with about 6 seconds left, dishing off to Sean Mosley, whose jumper in the lane bounced off the back iron and Dino Gregory’s putback attempt missed at the buzzer. For the Demon Deacons, it was yet another tight finish. Before the Miami loss, they played a combined three overtimes in their previous two games, home wins against Richmond and Xavier. Things don’t get any easier, either — their next two games are road trips to No. 8 Duke and No. 12 North Carolina. Meanwhile, at the very least, the Terps can breathe before Saturday’s visit to Boston College.

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Norlina’s Tyler Pegram looks to pass the ball in traffic in the first half of the Crusaders match with Trinity.

NORLINA, from page 1B Simms to push the lead back to six before Norlina’s Chris Pegram carved back into the lead with a follow shot to make it 43-39 at the 2:30 mark. Again, Trinity responded ­— this time with an offensive rebound and a score of its own. The Crusaders suffered a tough blow with about two minutes to play when starting point guard Tyler Pegram fouled out of the game. “Everything has to go through him. He’s the only real ballhandler I’ve got,” Shearin said of the freshman. “Even though he’s played two years, he’s still got a lot to learn.” Trinity led 24-20 at halftime before outscoring Norlina 8-5 in a lowscoring third quarter.

In the first half, it was the Tigers who were making the comebacks as the Crusaders got off to a hot start. Norlina led 10-2 early in the first quarter and took a 10-6 lead into the second frame. Trinity took its first lead of the game at 16-15 and never relinquished it, outscoring the Crusaders 18-10 in the second quarter. “We’re limited with our ballhandlers right now and we had trouble with their pressure. That was pretty much the story of the game,” Shearin said. Chris Pegram was the only other Crusader in double digits, with 10 points. Norlina is back in action Friday with an away date at Wayne Christian.




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Section C Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chicken Marsala

Delicious ways to add Omega-3s to your meals What Is FAMILY FEATURES


Chicken Marsala

Serves 4 2 1/4 pounds chicken parts, skin removed 2 tablespoons Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 cup Pompeian Marsala Cooking Wine 8 garlic cloves with skin on 2 to 3 lemons cut into wedges 4 rosemary sprigs Salt and pepper to taste* Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chicken pieces in a roasting pan and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place garlic among chicken pieces and tuck lemon wedges alongside garlic. Pour cooking wine over chicken. Scatter rosemary sprigs on top of chicken and bake for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350°F and bake for another 15 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and juices run clear when chicken is pierced. Serve immediately. *All cooking wines are denatured, so adjust your salt content accordingly.

Omega-3 DHA?

Omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a long-chain Omega-3 fatty acid. It serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. DHA has been shown to reduce the decline in mental function among healthy adults. There is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages benefit from an adequate supply of Omega-3 DHA in the diet.

oods for a healthy lifestyle can be full of great flavor. The traditional Mediterranean diet is a wonderful example of great food that can have a healthy impact on the body. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by daily consumption of olive oil, fish, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. It encourages eating fewer processed foods and reducing consumption of meat, a common source of Omega-6 fatty acids. Everyone needs Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids because our bodies don’t produce them. But it’s important to keep them in the right balance to each other — a 2:1 ratio of Omega-6 to -3. The Mediterranean Diet helps achieve that balance by focusing on using olive oil instead of vegetable cooking oils that are high in Omega-6. Chef Nick Stellino, of PBS-TV fame, uses Pompeian OlivExtra Plus with Omega-3 DHA for sautéing, baking and preparing soups, sauces and marinades because OlivExtra Plus has both olive oil and an added infusion of Omega-3 to help achieve a better balance. “If you are going to cook with oil, doesn’t it make sense to cook with one that contains more Omega-3?” asks Chef Stellino. In fact, OlivExtra Plus contains a full 32 mg of Omega-3 per serving, which the Chef Nick Stellino FDA states is considered an excellent source of Omega-3 DHA. These recipes for Chicken Marsala, Red Beet and Blood Orange Salad, and Black Bean, Edamame and Wheat Berry Salad make it easy to set a healthy table everyone will be happy to sit down to. For more delicious ways to set a healthy table, visit

Red Beet and Blood Orange Salad

Black Bean, Edamame and Wheat Berry Salad

Black Bean, Edamame and Wheat Berry Salad

Serves 6 (3/4-cup servings) 4 cups water 1/2 cup dry wheat berries 1/2 of a 15-ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame, thawed 1 cup chopped tomato 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons Pompeian Red Wine Vinegar 3 tablespoons Pompeian OlivExtra Plus Salt and black pepper to taste Combine water and wheat berries in medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 55 minutes or until wheat berries are just tender. Place in a fine mesh strainer and run under cold water to cool quickly; drain well. Combine wheat berries with remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours in advance. Note: Wheat berries are unprocessed wheat kernels and are sold in major supermarkets and health food stores.

Simple Substitutions

Instead of using butter or margarine, try substituting heart-healthy olive oil. This chart from the International Olive Oil Council shows how: Butter/ Use this much Margarine olive oil 1 teaspoon 3/4 teaspoon 1 tablespoon 2 1/4 teaspoons 2 tablespoons 1 1/2 tablespoons 1/4 cup 3 tablespoons 1/2 cup 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons 2/3 cup 1/2 cup 3/4 cup 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon 1 cup 3/4 cup 2 cups 1 1/2 cups

Red Beet and Blood Orange Salad

Serves 4 (about 1 cup salad per serving, plus 1/4 cup dressing for later use) Dressing 1/4 cup Pompeian OlivExtra Plus 1/4 cup Pompeian Blueberry Pomegranate Infused Red Wine Vinegar 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste Salad 2 medium size, fresh beets (about 10 ounces total), stemmed and scrubbed 4 large Romaine lettuce leaves or 4 cups loosely packed field greens (about 4 ounces total) 2 blood oranges or navel oranges, peeled and cut into sections 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves 1/2 ounce chopped walnuts, toasted (optional) Preheat oven to 425°F. Peel beets under running water to prevent staining of fingertips. Drain on paper towels and cut each beet into eight wedges. Place beets on foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil (from the dressing ingredient list) and toss to coat well. Arrange in a single layer, bake 10 minutes, stir and cook 10 minutes longer or until just tender. Remove foil and beets from baking sheet and place on wire rack to cool at least 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine salad dressing ingredients in a jar or container with lid. Arrange lettuce on a large platter, top with remaining salad ingredients and beets. Shake jar vigorously and drizzle one half of the dressing evenly over all. Refrigerate remaining dressing up to 3 days for later use.



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Horoscopes ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t jump into anything too fast. You need time to digest what’s going on around you. Making a move that is not in your best interest will jeopardize your chance to get ahead professionally and personally. 2 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can’t back down now when there is so much to gain by taking action. Travel, learning and professional advancement will all play a role in your future. Don’t trust anyone else to take care of your business. 5 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Learn whatever you can from the people traveling down a path similar to yours. Sharing your findings will enable you to grow in directions that aren’t possible on your own. By working hard and cutting your costs, you will end up in a good position. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let opposition be your downfall. Instead, welcome what’s being said and use the information to better serve yourself and your ideas. You can make amends for anything you have done to upset someone you care for. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You must put all your efforts into getting along with the people you deal and work with. Don’t let a minor health problem turn into something much worse by neglecting proper care. An old responsibility will not be easy to walk away from. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Change is good, especially if you initiate it. A romantic encounter will help to stabilize your current personal situation, allowing you to know without a doubt the direction you want to take in the future. 5 stars



LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t count on anyone or anything. Do the work yourself if you want something done properly. Nothing will go according to plan and problems with loved ones will leave you feeling down. Explore new possibilities. 2 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can make some very interesting moves if you communicate with people headed in the same direction as you. Dealing with publishing, media or any other form of communication will work in your favor. Push, present and promote what you do best. 4 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Industrious action will be required if you want to turn a talent or service you have into something that everyone wants. Pull out every means available to you in order to hold on to what you’ve worked so hard to achieve. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The only one standing in your way is you. Lift any restrictions or limitations you are harboring and get to the point. You have a lot to offer if you take old ideas and mix them with your new and progressive tactics. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Not everyone will be upfront with you. Someone may even try to take advantage of you. Surround yourself with people who can offer suggestions and teach you new skills. The more you do for others, the better equipped you will be for your own purposes. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The more enterprising you are, the better you can deal with groups and getting your ideas or plans up and running. A partnership that is holding you back must be ended. 4 stars

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Classic Peanuts

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

A: Yesterday’s


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Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302 Telephone: (919) 864-3068

In the Matter of the foreclosure of a Deed of Trust executed by Wilhemina Kersey (Wilhemina Kersey, deceased) (Heirs of Wilhemina Kersey: Ted C. Kersey, Ted C. Kersey, II, Maurice D. Kersey, Antonie J. Kersey, Tarine N. Kersey, Dexter A. King and Unknown Heirs of Wilhemina Kersey) in the original amount of $87,624.00 dated December 15, 2006, recorded in Book 1139, Page 120, Vance County Registry Substitute Trusteee Services, Inc., Substitute Trustee To: Ted C. Kersey, Ted C. Kersey, II, Maurice D. Kersey, Antonie J. Kersey, Tarine N. Kersey, Dexter A. King and Unknown Heirs of Wilhemina Kersey who previously resided at 235 Foxfire Drive, Henderson, NC 27537 and deceased on February 12, 2008. Take Notice that the pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief sought is as follows: The Plaintiff in the above entitled action has filed an Intent to Foreclose. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than January 19, 2010, and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This 2nd day of December, 2009. Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. Substitute Trustee The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A.

Browse Over The Vehicles In Today’s Classified Section Call 252-436-2810 to place your ad! CARS

Dec 30, 2009 Jan 6,13, 2010 NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS Demoliton and Abatement of 318 Boddie Street (Formerly Known As Beacon Light Apartment Complex) The City of Henderson is requesting bids for the needed demolition and clearance on the property. The contractor is to furnish all labor and equipment necessary to accomplish the demolition, clearance, leveling, reseeding and re-establishment of permanent ground cover. The contractor will be responsible for asbestos inspections and asbestos abatement in accordance with State guidelines. For additional information or to submit a bid, please obtain an invitation to bid at City Hall (located at 134 Rose Avenue) or contact the Code Compliance Department 252-430-5700. Bids must be submitted to Mr. Corey K. Williams, Code Compliance Director no later than 3 p.m. EST on Friday, February 12, 2010. The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Awarding of bid is contingent on the price and available funding. Jan 13, 2010

Special Notices HERNIA REPAIR? Did you receive a Composix Kugel mesh patch between January 2001 and present? If the Kugel patch was removed due to complications of bowel perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs or intestinal fistulae, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson, 1-800535-5727.

Lost & Found LOST: Black & white 6 mo. old cat. Stewart Farm Rd. area. Recently spayed. Still has stiches & shaved abdomen. 252-492-3241.

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YARD SALES Ad information and payment must be in our office at 304 S. Chestnut Street by 10 AM the day prior to ad publication. All yard sales are cash in advance.

HAPPY ADS, CARDS OF THANKS, IN MEMORY These ads may be placed by you for only $5.55 per column inch. Paid in advance by 10 AM one day prior to ad publication. Sunday deadline - Friday 10 AM.

Business & Services Southern Lawn Service Mowing, trimming, fertilizing, seeding, leaf clean-up, gutter cleaning. 252-226-2173.

Woodruff Moving, Inc. Full Service Movers. Local or Nationwide. 35 years experience.


Help Wanted

220 Dabney Drive Henderson, NC IMMEDIATE NEED! Now recruiting candidates with • Call Center experience • Accurate data entry skills • Clear background • Drugfree • Articulate phone voice • Must be able to work 2nd shift hours. Bring resume and complete online application

252-438-3888 EOE/M/F/D/V

ADD YOUR LOGO HERE Company Logo Now you can add your company logo to your one column ads/no border ads and get noticed quicker! Call your sales representative or 252-436-2810 AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 349-5387. ATTENTION: SOLO DRIVERS! Schneider National has regional truckload opportunities available right now in North Carolina. We've got more of what you're after. Weekly Home time, Average length of haul 300-400 miles. 95% No Touch Freight. Call 800-44-Pride. Apply online:

If you miss your paper, PLEASE CALL before 11:00 am 436-2800

DRIVERS CDL/A FLATBED Up to .41 CPM. Home Time. Benefits. OTR Experience Required. No felonies. Top earner potential $69,000. Carrier since 1928! 800441-4271, x NC-100 HAVE STRONG COMMUNITY TIES? EF Foundation seeks coordinators to find families for international exchange students. 20 hrs/mo. Cash & travel rewards. Must be 25+. 877-216-1293 KNIGHT TRANSPORTATIONCharlotte Division. Hiring OTR Drivers. Must have 6 mos OTR experience, Clean MVR, No DUI/DWI. No Felonies/Accidents. Apply online 704-998-2700. Part time help wanted at convenience store. Nights & weekends only. Please mail interest to 2406 Raleigh Rd., Henderson, NC 27536. PTL OTR Drivers. NEW PAY PACKAGE! Great Miles! Up to 46cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877740-6262. Quality control. Earn up to $100 per day. Evaluate retail stores. Training provided. No experience required. Call 877-448-6429.

Scott Mitchell I & II Apartments 30 units for elderly 62 or older or disabled Rent based on income.

NEW Scott Mitchell III Annex Apartments 14 units for elderly 62 or older Rent based on income. s+ITCHEN!PPLIANCES s&RONT0ORCHES s,AUNDRY&ACILITIES s!LL'ROUND,EVEL5NITS

7 DAYS $41.57

14 DAYS $72.91

30 DAYS $128.17

LINE AD DEADLINES 10 AM the day prior to publication 10 AM Friday for Sunday

BLIND BOX NUMBERS There is an extra charge for ads with blind box numbers. A $10.00 charge is added for responses to be mailed on Friday.

Merchandise For Sale 19’’ Color TV Hummels & Lladro for sale. Call 252-572-4378.

TVs, living rooms, bedrooms, computers, dining rooms, washers, dryers, tires, rims & much more! - No credit check - No long-term obligation - Return anytime - 90 days same as cash - Weekly & monthly payment plans - Money back guarantee - Free delivery

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TVs, Living Rooms, Bedrooms, Computers, Dining Rooms, Washers, Dryers & Much More! No Credit Check, No Long-Term Obligation, Return Anytime, 90 Days Same as Cash, Weekly & Monthly Payment Plans, Money Back Guarantee and Free Delivery!

$10 Takes It Home! Call Lee or Tony Today!

252-654-0425 Shop online at 2 Burial Plots. Side-by-side in Sunset Memorial Garden. $600 each. 919-821-2803.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR AD We make every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when hundreds of ads are handled each day, mistakes do slip through. We ask that you check your ad for any error and report it to the Classified Department immediately by calling 252-436-2810. The newspaper will be responsible for only one day’s incorrect insertion if you do not bring the error to our attention.

Merchandise For Sale

Farmers Corner

Investment Properties

26’’ Floor Model Color TV, Excellent Condition. Asking $45 252-492-4798

Early-cut Fescue Hay Big Bales $20 each 252-456-3375


FREE CARPET with purchase of our professionally installed Energy Star Windows, Roofs, Siding or Sun Rooms. Save 40% Off utility bills- plus get $1500 tax credit. All credit accepted. US Vinyl Sales. 1-866-6688681. Snapper riding mower. 33 in. cut. Troy Bilt 8 HP Tiller. Front tine. Both good condition. 252-432-3577. Upholstery Fabric. $4 to $5/yd. Great Variety! Indoor Flea Market. Booth #29. Fri., Sat & Sun. 252-432-2205

Auction Sales ABSOLUTE AUCTION Trustees Foreclosure, January 28th at 10:00 a.m. Five Commercial Properties City of Danville, Virginia. Former Dealership, Warehouse, Parking Lots. For more information: Walker Commercial Services, Inc. (540) 344-6160. (VAAF#549) ABSOLUTE AUCTIONFabricating Equipment, Welders, Forklifts! Liquidating Assets of Queen City Manufacturing, 01-2110, 10:00 AM, 11301 Downs Road, Pineville, NC. GARY BOYD AUCTION, NCAL#2750 704-982-5633 www.garyboydauction.c om ABSOLUTE AUCTIONTrustee Foreclosure. Wednesday, January 20 at 12:00 noon on site. VILLAGE OF PINEHURST - Unit 254. 1,448 sf Condo Furnished. See Website for Previews and more information: Walker Commercial Services, Inc. (540) 344-6160. (NCAL#8878)


Apartments,Townhouses, and Corporate Townhouses For Rent Call 252-738-9771

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Sweet Potatoes Jimmy Gill 2675 Warrenton Rd. 252-492-3234

Pets & Supplies AKC Black Lab Puppies Females, Fire MH, DamJH, EIC Clear, Wormed, Puppy Shots, $400, Oxford Area, Cell Phone 910-316-1768 Exotic Pom-Chihs. 2/4 lbs. Beautiful coats. All colors. UTD on shots. $350 & up. 919-690-8181 FREE to good homes. Adorable gentle mixed breed puppies. 7 wks. old. 252-456-3392. FREE to good homes. Lab mix puppies. Male & female. Mother on site. 252-430-6775.

Wanted To Buy Aluminum, Copper, Scrap Metal&Junk Cars Paying $75-$200 Across Scales Mikes Auto Salvage, 252-438-9000. SCRAP GOLD! HIGHEST PRICES! CHECK US OUT! MOODY BROS. 252-430-8600

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make any such preferences, limitations or discrimination. State laws forbid discrimination in the sale, rental or advertising of real estate based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Apartment For Rent * Apartments/Homes * 1 to 3BR. $325 to $995/mo. 252-492-8777. W W Properties

Apartments/Houses Wester Realty 252-438-8701

Tim’s Scrap Hauling Buying Cars Paying up to $175 Same Day Pick-up 919-482-0169

Oxford Duplex. 2BR, 1BA. Ref., Stove, D/W, Washer/Dryer, wd. flrs., fenced yd. $500/mo. Call Ann, Broker/Owner. 919691-0834.

Tom Cat’s Auto

TOP DOLLAR on junk cars! 252-430-7680

Energy Items Wood For Sale Oak $65 & Mixed $55 426 Pearl Street Henderson NC 252-767-1593

Oxford Duplex. 504 Coggeshall. 2000sf. 3BR (26x16 master w/ two 8x10 closets). 2.5 BA, 20x14 den, all appliances. Garage, fenced yd. $950/mo. Call Ann. Broker/Owner. 919-691-0834.











1, 2 & 3BRs available

Move in by January 31, 2010 and receive $100 off the 1st month’s rent. Prices starting at $448/mo.


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WANTED: LIFE AGENTS. Potential to Earn $500 a Day. Great Agent Benefits. Commissions Paid Daily. Liberal Underwriting. Leads, Leads, Leads. Life Insurance License Required. Call 1-888713-6020.

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CNALive-in job, Raleigh group home. Off every other weekend. Req: drug test, medtech, CPR, diploma. Salary $1,550 (take home monthly). Call 919-524-8260 or 919524-8234.

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Houses For Rent

1-2BR, 1BA. Franklinton. Very near US #1. $495/mo. + $495 sec. dep. 919-624-7836.

House For Rent 3/4 BR 3 BA 1 866-405-6149 or 919-544-5025

1203 Coble Blvd. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Ref. & dep. $595/mo. 252-4388082 for apps.

RENT TO OWN 3 & 4 Bedroom 2 Full Bath E F Properties 252-433-9222

Business Opportunities

Rent-to-Own. 204 Carolina Ave. 3BR, 1BA, basement, fenced back yard. $1000 down payment. $625/mo. 252430-3777.

ALL CASH VENDING! Do You Earn Up to $800/day (potential)? Your own local route. 25 Machines and Candy. All for $9,995. 1-888-7533458, MultiVend, LLC.

2BR 1BR $450.00/mo. Previous rental history required. Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735 2BR, 1BA over 2 car garage. Gas heat. 118 W Rockspring St. $295/ mo. 252-430-3777 2BR, 2BA apt. $550/ mo. 1BR apt. $375/mo. 2BR MH $300/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738 327 Whitten Ave. 2BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $485/mo. 252-492-0743. 406 Roosevelt. 1BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $415/mo. 252-492-0743.

ADD YOUR LOGO HERE Company Logo Now you can add your company logo to your one column ads/no border ads and get noticed quicker! Call your sales representative or 252-436-2810 Family home. 3BR, 1BA, LR, DR, den. 1st month’s rent + deposit. 919-598-9734

Watkins Community. Secluded 2BR brick, all appliances, garage, laundry room. 1 YEAR LEASE. Serious inquiries only. $800/mo. + sec dep. 252-4322974

Manufactured Homes For Rent 2BR, 2BA. Private lot in Zeb Vance school area. No pets. 252-432-6882

Business Property For Rent Commerical Office Building Located at 110 Hillsboro st. In Oxford. Appx. 1950 sqft. Please Contact Gary Williams CPA 919-693-5196 Office or retail space 600 sq.ft., 800 sq.ft., 1500 sq.ft., 1600 sq.ft. 2500 sq.ft. 3750 sq.ft & 5000 sq.ft. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER Call 252-492-0185


CNA 2nd Shift

Please apply in person to


HENDERSON WELLNESS CENTER A medical/chiropractic office is looking to add a fourth staff member. We are looking for an energetic team player who brings innovation to what you do. Ability to multi-task; work smarter, not harder. Must be computer literate and able to work well with others. On-the-job training available. We offer 401K and health insurance. Fax resume to 252-430-8200

W A R R E N T O N / M A C O N A R E A

Business Property For Rent Beauty salon, offices, retail, whse/dist $300 & up. Call us for a deal! 252-492-8777

Resort Properties Your ad can be delivered to over 1.7 million North Carolina homes from the doorstep to the desktop with one order! Call this newspaper to place your 25-word ad in 114 NC newspapers and on for only $330. Or visit

Real Estate Wanted LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We buy or market development lots. Mountain or Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, AL, GA and FL. Call 800-455-1981, Ext.1034.

Homes For Sale

Homes For Sale

2BR, 1BA. Totally renovated in 2005. Trailer on side lot included. Call quick. Won’t last! $37,500. Call Bob. 919-818-4210.

3007 Sydney Hill. 2859 sq.ft. 3BR, 2.5BA. Quiet cul-de-sac near HCC golf course. Screened-in porch, Florida room, more! Only $225,000! Call Denise at Remax/ Carriage Realty 252-431-4015

Homes & MHs. Lease option to owner finance. As low as $47,900. $2000 dn. $495/mo. 2, 3 & 4BR. 252-492-8777 Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area. BANKRUPTCY AUCTION -Friday, January 29th, 4:00pm. Fries, VA. 2-BR home. Attention Equestrians & Hikers! Get-away or Residence. VAAL#2

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NEAR KERR LAKE. 2BR cottage on 3.87 acres very near Island Creek boat launch. Needs a little TLC, but a great value. Room to build boat garage. Only $45K. Call Faye Guin CENTURY 21 Country Knolls. 252-432-5950. New home on 4.25 private acres 4 miles from Satterwhite Point Marina on Kerr Lake and 2 miles from golf course. 252-213-4167.

Now Accepting Applications For CNA All Shifts CNA All Shifts

Houses For Rent

Senior Citizens Home is now accepting applications for CNAs on all shifts Weekend Pay, Vacation and Sick pay available Apply in Person Senior Citizens Home Inc. 2275 Ruin Creek Road EOE

Vision Vitality Variety The County of Vance has the following immediate opening: Vance County 911 Center

Part-Time TELECOMMUNICATOR 1 (5 Positions) This position requires the employee to perform responsible public safety communication and clerical work for certain public safety functions in the community including gathering medical information to provide Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) information too responders. Work involves detailed record keeping and operation of electronic dispatch equipment including two way radios and computers. Must work well with people, have a working knowledge of the geography of the City and County, have an understanding of public safety programs, and the ability to work a rotating work schedule that will include nights. Will work around existing public safety schedules. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Public Safety experience preferred. Applicants must be certified by the State of North Carolina as a DCI Operator & EMD & CPR certified within timeframes specified by the county. Applicants will be subject to a criminal history background check and a drug/alcohol screen.

Part-Time Instructors for Phlebotomy Vance-Granville Community College is seeking part-time Instructors for Phlebotomy. Applicants must have five years of laboratory or phlebotomy experience and have current CRP certification. Duties include but are not limited to teaching phlebotomy; maintaining accurate records such as attendance rosters, syllabi, and outlines; and preparing final grade reports. Applicants may apply online at www.vgcc. edu or call the Human Resources office at (252) 492-206l to request applications. Positions are open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Owner Financing, 1988 3BR, 2BA, $11,800.00 down pymt $161.01+tax+ins. On rented lot. Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735

Farm Equipment

1999 Eagle International flatbed tractor trailer. Complete w/everything on trailer. Good condition. $17,000. 252-438-7928.

DONATE YOUR VEHICLEReceive $1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free Mammograms, Breast Cancer info: Free Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, 1-888-468-5964.

2000 white Ford Ranger. 1 owner. 5spd. 75K mi. $2700. Exc. cond. Call Al. 252-436-0770.

Wanted to Buy Used Farm Equipment & Tractors 919-603-7211

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CLASSIFIED DEPT. about placing

Happy Ads for that special someone.


Vision Vitality Variety The County of Vance has the following immediate opening:

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TECHNICIAN Currently seeking individual to perform responsible clerical & accounting work in the County Finance Dept. Duties include, but are not limited to, receive requisitions & assign & reconcile purchase orders with invoices/ statements; post invoices into computer; prints checks; maintain vendor files & communicate with vendors on invoices & payments; maintain fixed asset files. Must be very organized, accurate & have excellent communication/mathematical skills. Education/Experience: High school diploma supplemented by accounting or bookkeeping courses & some exp in an accounting or fiscal office environment; computer proficiency required. Applicant also subject to a criminal history background check & a drug/alcohol screen.

Salary: $24,876 DOQ Closing Date: January 27, 2010 Submit a Vance County application to Vance County Human Resources as directed on application. A County Application is available at Vance County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Vision Vitality Variety The County of Vance has the following immediate opening: Vance County Dept. of Social Services

Currently seeking individual to conduct family assessments with Work First clients & victims of domestic violence; maintain a 3040 client caseload; make home visits as needed; serve as the liaison between Work First & other units within Social Services; produce monthly reports; train staff; monitor case records; and administer emergency assistance for the general population. Education/Experience: Master’s degree in social work from an accredited school of social work; Bachelor’s degree in social work & one year exp.; Master’s degree in counseling in a human services field & one year of social work or counseling exp.; Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from an accredited college or university & two years of exp.; Bachelor’s degree & three years of exp. Bilingual capabilities preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Applicant also subject to a criminal history background check and a drug/alcohol screen.

Vision Vitality Variety The County of Vance has the following immediate opening: Vance County Economic Development

Economic Development Director Currently seeking self-motivated, energetic individual to fill the position of Economic Development Director. Excellent communication skills, management ability, and marketing experience are essential. The candidate should have a proven track record for industrial growth through expansion and retention of existing industrial bases, and attraction of new industries and business into the county. The ability to work effectively with business leaders, government and community, regional and state organizations are imperative. Education/Experience: Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in business, planning, economics, or related field supplemented by experience in economic development and considerable professional experience in industrial or economic development or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Economic development certification and training preferred. Applicant also subject to a criminal history background check and a drug/alcohol screen.

Submit college transcript and a Vance County application to Vance County Human Resources as directed on application. A county application is available at

The Daily Dispatch

1975 Chevy C65 Fire Truck less then 10,000 running miles. Sealed Bids Willed Be Accepted until January 22 at 6pm mim. Bid $3,000. Contact. Victor Tucker 252-213-0728

1998 Ford Escort Z2 Light blue. Sunroof All power equipment $2395 252-438-5706

Submit County application to Vance County Human Resources A County Employment Application is available at Vance County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Must be able to do door to door sales. Have dependable transportation. Must be available to deliver newspapers by 6:00 AM Tues, - Fri. and 7:00 AM Sat. & Sun. Must be able to re-deliver any misdeliveries. Must be able to drive in all weather conditions. This is a great business opportunity for the right person.

304 South Chestnut Street

1999 16x80 3BR, 2BA. Like new. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035

Autos For Sale

Social Worker III - Work First

Salary: $54,936 DOQ Close Date: Open Until Filled

Fill out an application at

Trucks & Trailers For Sale

Salary: $24,876 DOQ Closing Date: January 22, 2010


Serious Inquiries Only!

Manufactured Homes For Sale

Salary: $35,376 DOQ Close Date: January 22, 2010 Submit college transcript and a a Vance County application to Vance County Human Resources as directed on application. A county application is available at Vance County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Vance County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

POSITION AVAILABLE WARREN COUNTY TAX OFFICE POSITION: Deputy Tax Collector DUTIES: Collects and receipts tax payments; balances cash drawer; makes daily bank deposits; maintains computer spreadsheets; prepares a variety of forms and correspondence pertaining to the collection of taxes; assists taxpayers, attorneys, realtors and the general public. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school and 1 to 2 years of related office experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience is required. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of or ability to obtain North Carolina Department of Revenue certification as a Deputy Tax Collector within five (5) years of employment. SALARY: $22,739

If you are unable to hold your yard sale because of the rain, we’ll advertise it again for


6 LINES 3 DAYS $12.50

304 S. Chestnut Street, Henderson, NC 27536

Sales r d r a Y pea p A Now Our On ite Webs

Warren County applications will be accepted UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010 at the Employment Security Commission, 309 N. Main Street, Room 123, Warrenton, North Carolina 27589. Applications are available at Warren County is a drug and alcohol free workplace. Positions designated (*) as Safety Sensitive require pre-employment drug testing. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Warren County will employ only those individuals who are U.S. citizens or legal aliens authorized to maintain employment in the United States.

Warren County is an Equal Opportunity Employer TDD 1-800-735-2962


Yard Sale ads must be prepaid. We accept Visa and Mastercard over the telephone or you can stop by our office to pay by cash. Deadline 10:00 a.m. Wednesdays.

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Voted Best Used Cars 13 out of the last 15 years!

Mickey Edwards

22 years Auto Mart of Henderson has not been the Biggest But we try hard to be the BEST!

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A.B. Robinson Heating & Air


Commercial & Residential


Carnell Terry 676 Beck Ave. Henderson, NC 27536 Insured Phone: 252-438-8190 Cell: 252-767-4773 Fax: 252-438-8190

God Bless You


Specializing in Commercial & Residential Landscape Maintenance

Lawn Service


Carpet, Windows, Doors, Floors, Vinyl, Plumbing, Etc.

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(252) 425-5941

Tree Service Greenwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Professional Tree Service

Bucket Service or Tree Climbing, Emergency Service, Free Estimates, 30 yrs. exp., Work Guaranteed.

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Tri County Power Equipment Sales & Service

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experts residential and commercial

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120 Zeb Robinson Rd. Henderson, NC 27536 Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm Sat: 8am-12pm Sun: Closed We install wicks in portable heaters!

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20 years serving NC

Independently Owned and Operated

No sub contractors used

Cost effective solutions and foundation repair Financing Available with Approved Credit

Larry Richardson


The Daily Dispatch - Wednesday, January 13, 2010  

Newspaper covering Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina

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