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Volume XCVI, No. 24
Officials urge you to be prepared
Third man still at large in death of 85-year-old
By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer
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Weather Today Mostly cloudy
High: 39 Low: 25
Saturday Snow likely
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Deaths Henderson Thomas J. Garner Jr., 53 Andre D. Taylor, 33 New York Elijah Perry Sr., 83 Norlina Louise Valentine, 79 Oxford James S. Thorpe, 85
3 accused in deadly shooting
Snow! Lots in forecast
The Vance County Office of Emergency Management is bracing for the impact of this weekend’s severe winter storm and urging residents to be prepared. A winter storm warning is in place from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Saturday. The National Weather Service continues to forecast significant snowfall for the area. Accumulations of eight to 10 inches are expected. The snow is forecast to begin on Friday night around 10 and is expected to last all night and continue through Saturday ending sometime late Saturday afternoon, according to Brian Short, director of the Office of Emergency Management. Temperatures at the ground are expected to be below freezing at the time the snow begins to fall. The snowfall is expected to be heavy; therefore accumulation is expected to form fairly quickly. “At this time we are encouraging everyone to stay off the roads as much as possible and to stay at home during this event,” Short said. “If you absolutely must venture out we recommend that you do so only in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Remember to drive slowly and to increase your following distance between you and the car in front of you.” “As our roads may be
By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer Daily Dispatch/ASHLEY STEVEN AYSCUE
ing for teachers that are more likely to stick around, according to Shearin. He said those sent by Teach For America are only obligated to stay for two years. Sometimes, however, the temporary teachers that have come to Vance County have decided to become permanent ones. “Most of those in the program will likely be going into professions other than teaching, so they
Detectives investigating the Sept. 4 gunshot death of 85-yearold John Thomas Satterwhite have arrested two of three target-shooters indicted by a Vance County grand jury in midDecember. Felony warrants charging involuntary manslaughter were served a week or two later on John Randy Woodlief, 30, of 390 S. Chavis Road, Lot 6, in Kittrell and Darryl Craig Harting, 43, of Youngsville. Bond for each was set at $10,000 when taken into custody. Sheriff Peter White said Wednesday that a similar arrest warrant had yet to be served on Dennis Matthew McDermott II, 29, of Rocky Mount. “He knows we want him,” White said. Asked whether he thinks McDermott is trying to elude arrest, the sheriff replied: “I’m pretty sure he is, because he knows what’s going on.” At the time of the incident, 75-year-old Dixie Williamson Satterwhite of 750 Tobacco Road told deputies she found her husband lying on a wooded path on their land, about a quarter-mile from their house. Satterwhite said she went looking for him about three hours after he set out around 11 a.m. with a walking stick in his hand and a straw hat on his head. Before her husband left, she added, they had heard multiple gunshots in the wooded area where he normally went. White said investigators noticed a puncture wound on the right side of John Thomas Satterwhite’s chest, and blood on the rim of his hat. Several bullet holes were observed in some of the trees near the body, and a number of spent shotgun-shell casings were found near where the incident occurred, White said. About 300 feet from the body, the sheriff added, deputies discovered some “torn-up” plastic bottles lying just inside a clearing on adjacent land owned by someone else. “They (Woodlief, Harting and McDermott) were standing probably 300 feet away from the bottles,” White said. He described the bullet that struck and killed Satterwhite as “larger than a .22” and fired “from a shoulder-held weapon.” The terrain involved was “very uneven,” according to White. He said the 600-foot distance from the apparent shooting spot to the body was “not that far if you are standing on the lower part and fire your weapon up.” The sheriff explained that talking to people in the neighborhood revealed the identities of the three “suspects” who apparently had permission to use the property. When the three men came in for questioning after being contacted, White said, they were cooperative and mentioned having used the land for target practice more than once. “We felt like — based on what we had — the grand jury was
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Charles Hayes, from the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, gives a presentation Thursday morning to the crowd gathered at the District 7 state Senate public forum at Vance-Granville Community College. The event was hosted by Senator Doug Berger, Representative Lucy Allen and Representative Michael Wray.
District 7 Senate public forum N.C. commerce secretary: Corporate tax rate too high By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer
N.C. Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco said he would like to see the state be rid of the title of having the highest corporate tax rate in the southeastern region. Crisco made the statement Thursday afternoon in response to a question by Warren County resident Ron Skow at the annual District 7 state Senate public forum at Vance-Granville Community College. Crisco, a former businessman, recalled that when people looked at North Carolina as a place to do business, they looked at the overall cost. “We’re about the middle of the pack,” Crisco said of the state’s total taxation of business when compared to the rest of the region. “That’s kind of avoiding the point, though.” Crisco said that the answer is not simply in reducing state government, but that the bigger effort needs to be in restructuring the tax policy. “And part of that will be lowering the corporate rate,” Crisco added. Crisco said he even thought, “Why don’t we eliminate the corporate tax? It’s about seven percent of revenue we get as a state.” Crisco particularly expressed concerns that, if the business and manufacturing sectors diminish, “you know what’s going to happen? There’ll be pressure to raise it — not lower it, raise it.”
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Keith Crisco, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, addresses the crowd gathered for the District 7 state Senate public forum at Vance-Granville Community College. Earlier in the forum, the audience viewed a presentation by Charles Hayes, a Norlina native who is president and chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. The partnership markets 13 counties — including Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin — to the benefit of their communities and helps set strategic Please see FORUM, page 3A
U.S. educational achievement stalled, community college leader tells forum By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer
N.C. Community College System President Scott Ralls said the U.S. has much to overcome to compete as nations such as China and Singapore put enormous amounts of resources into training their workforces to achieve even higher levels of productivity in a world of knowledge-based work. “What should be happening is
we should be putting our pedal to the medal, but the truth is we’re in stall as it relates to educational achievement,” Ralls said Thursday afternoon at the annual District 7 state Senate public forum at Vance-Granville Community College. “We all have to get our arms around the fact that we are not as a country anywhere where we need to be in terms of educational achievement today,” Ralls said. During the last decade, the
U.S. dropped from first to 11th of the 30 industrialized nations in terms of the percentage of the adult population having earned higher education degrees, Ralls said. And the U.S. is the only one of the industrialized nations in which those from their mid 20s to their mid 30s are on track to have less educational achievement than their parents, Ralls said. Please see EDUCATION, page 3A
Vance phasing out Teach for America School district can save money and will do its own recruiting for teachers By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer
Vance County schools’ use of the Teach For America recruiting program to place teachers in some classrooms will stop at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Superintendent Norman Shearin said Wednesday that he gave the phase-out news to the recruiting organization in a Nov. 18 letter. Saving money and the need for a more-permanent solution were
among the reasons prompting Shearin to write to the organization. “There have usually been 23 to 35 such teachers in our schools at any time,” Shearin said Wednesday. “The only negative is that they are not here long,” he explained. The hiring practice involving Teach For America was already in place when Shearin became superintendent in 2003. The school system is now in the position of doing its own recruit-
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Blue Cross pays $95,000 penalty on illegal robocalls By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s largest health insurer paid $95,000 to resolve a dispute with the state over 100,000 “robocalls” pushing the company’s views on the national health care debate, officials for the state and the company said Thursday. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office released a settlement agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The dispute centered on a wave of calls last fall by an outside political consultant, Raleigh-based Campaign Connections. The agreement said Blue Cross didn’t believe it deliberately broke state laws that govern such mass dialings and that any error was technical in nature. But the insurer acknowledged in a separate news release
the contractor didn’t use a live operator to introduce the calls, which was required. “We regret this mistake, and we apologize for the error in how these calls were placed,” said Blue Cross executive vice president Maureen O’Connor, who signed the agreement that was finalized late Wednesday. “We continue to believe it is important for (Blue Cross) to take an active role in the health reform debate.”
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• Alexander Small, 29, of 701 Harriett St. was arrested Jan. 24. Misdemeanor larceny. Misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Feb. 1. • Cordarryl Cheek, 21, of 103 Carolyn Court was arrested. Two charges of cruelty to animals. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date Feb. 22. • Tony Harris, 52, of 7085 N.C. 39 Hwy. South was served Jan. 27 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charges of no operator’s license, driving while license revoked and no insurance and registration. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charges of no operator’s license and
Larceny • James Woodlief, 63, of 1010 S. Garnett St. reported Jan. 27 the theft from 962 Harriett St. of an antique cedar wardrobe valued at $500. • Horton’s Warehouse, 105 Lenora St., reported Jan. 27 the theft of 2 steel beams with pipe welded on to 12 feet in length, valued at $500. • Tamika Hargrove, 31, of 316 Charles St. reported Jan. 27 the theft from the residence of a 42-inch Vizio TV valued at $800 and an HP laptop computer valued at $400.
VANCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests • Jeremy Charles Burwell, 20, of 3967 Dabney Road was served Jan. 26 with an order for arrests. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Unsecured bond was set at $500. Court date March 12. • Timothy Patrick Tucker Jr., 24, of 1818 Garland St. was served Jan. 27 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond was set at $400. Court date March 11. • Travis Antwon Crews, 21, of 160 Evans road was arrested Jan. 27. Misdemeanor larceny. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date Feb. 16. • Keith Alfonzo Jones, 32, of 363 Taylor Farm Lane was served Jan. 27 with an order for arrest.
Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $2,000. Court date March. 15. • Quincy Tavares Hester, 29, of 600 Adams St. was arrested Jan. 27. Misdemeanor assault on a female. Misdemeanor larceny. No bond. Court date Feb. 25. • Terrence Obryant Fuller, 21, of 1754 Cobblestone Drive, Butner, was served Jan. 28 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charge of driving while license revoked. Secured bond was set at $1,600. Court date March 16. • James Canta Alston, 22, of 159 Tungsten Mine Road was arrested Jan. 27. Felony larceny of a dog. Secured bond was set at $5,000. Court date Feb. 22.
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County should pay stoppayment fees
Some residents received an unusual letter from county officials recently. The letter said, and we’re paraphrasing here: Through no fault of your own, we were unable to deposit the property tax check you sent us. Please send another check. No explanation. No reason. Just send more money. They were unable to deposit the check because a bank bag went missing from the county tax office in December. That bag, along with $52,000 in checks, is still missing and now county officials must decide whether they will reimburse taxpayers who issue a stop-payment on the checks that were lost. County Manager Jerry Ayscue said Wednesday they had yet to make that decision. But it seems like a no-brainer to us. The county is responsible for receiving, securing and depositing those checks. It’s the county’s job to ensure that those checks, which include bank account and routing numbers, are not lost. Simply put, the county didn’t do its job. They could, at the very least, offer to pay the stop-payment fees. The taxpayers who sent the now-lost checks will need to issue a stop-payment to ensure the checks aren’t cashed by someone other than the county. And most banks will charge customers to do that. It may be just $30, but that’s $30 that shouldn’t come out of the taxpayers’ pockets. Continuing to avoid doing the right thing just makes the situation worse, and gives the public even less confidence in our county officials. The county should also think about extending any past-due dates for the individuals who are affected by the disappearance of the checks. If they paid their bill on time, they shouldn’t suffer because the county lost the payments.
Quotable “We all hated the bank bailout. I hated it. You hated it. It was about as popular as a root canal.” President Barack Obama during his State of the Union address on an issue that angered many voters. “Some pretty unsavory characters are going to have to be brought within the system.” Mark Sedwill, NATO’s newly appointed civilian chief, on the possibility that Afghan President Hamid Karzai may bring some Pakistanbased leaders of the Afghan Taliban into the political process.
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It is always dangerous to mistake your ideological preferences for shrewd political strategy, but that is precisely what President Obama and his advisors have done with the war on terror. On the right, the prevailing critique of the president’s approach to the war on terror is that it is both deeply ideological and unserious. Obama remains fixated on the idea of closing Guantanamo, even if it means keeping irredeemable terrorists in U.S. prisons indefinitely. The administration initially banned the use of the term “war on terror,” preferring the ridiculous bureaucratese “overseas contingency operations.” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano favors “man-caused disasters” to describe 9/11-style terrorism. Immediately after the Fort Hood shootings and again after the foiled Christmas Day attack by suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the president’s initial response was to look at the incidents through the nowfamiliar ideological prism. These were “isolated” attacks from individual “extremists.” Admirably, Obama was quick to correct the record about Abdulmutallab, contradicting Napolitano’s initial contention that “the system worked.”
Rather, Obama admitted there was “systemic failure.” Since then, the media have reported that Abdulmutallab’s arrest and interrogation were as flawed as the system that let him on the plane. FBI agents interviewed the jihadist for 50 minutes, according to the AssociJonah ated Press, Goldberg before he was read Tribune Media his Miranda Services rights and lawyered up, and no one even bothered to consult with Obama’s national security team. Meanwhile, pro-Obama pundits have been rolling out a revealing argument: Terrorism happens; get over it. For instance, Time’s Peter Beinart and Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria argue that the American response to the Christmas Day bomber was “hysteria” or “panic.” Both say that the threat from al-Qaida is overblown and distracts us from smart policies and more important priorities. Whatever the merits of these arguments and Obama’s
responses, one thing is becoming clear: They amount to awful politics. One of Scott Brown’s biggest applause lines leading up to the Massachusetts special election last week to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat was that “in dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them.” “People talk about the potency of the health-care issue,” Brown’s political strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, told National Review, “but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants.” Indeed, after years of debate over the tactic, a Rasmussen poll found that 58 percent of Americans favored waterboarding Abdulmutallab to get intelligence. Of course, if the Obama administration’s reluctance to treat terrorists like enemies is derived entirely from deepseated ideological principle, then it should stick to its guns. But couldn’t some of the reluctance be a holdover from the politics of the George W. Bush years? The Democrats came into power believing that downplaying and downgrading the war on terror was both right and politically
smart. The former is debatable, the latter unsupportable. Overseas, Obama doubled down in Afghanistan and has lobbed more Predator drones at al-Qaida than Bush did. His base didn’t like it, but it was nonetheless both right and politically shrewd. The White House insists that it is not ideological but pragmatic, and yet it clings to an ideological nostrum that hawkishness on terrorism is not only atavistic but at odds with a progressive agenda at home. The British empire destroyed Thuggee terrorism in India in the 1830s. But the war on Thuggeeism hardly dominated British politics. Bill Clinton initiated “extraordinary rendition” without any serious political blowback or distraction. LBJ’s Great Society and civil rights victories coincided with escalation in Vietnam. Question: Would Obama’s domestic prospects look better or worse right now if he’d correctly treated the Fort Hood and Christmas Day attacks as terrorism from the outset? Purely partisan conservatives should hope that Obama continues to see the war on terror through the same lens he’s used for the last year. But it would be better for America — and Obama — if he saw the light.
Other Views The future of state Democratic Party Some North Carolina Democratic politicians are running scared. They should be. It looks like a tough year. The problem is that the party is suffering through a long and nasty spell of corruption charges and convictions. In the past half-dozen years, corruption has sent some prominent Democrats to prison — including House Speaker Jim Black, Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps and Rep. Thomas Wright. The scandals resulted in tougher ethics laws, more aggressive policing of campaign finance and stronger ethics codes and training for politicians and state employees. It wasn’t enough. The State Board of Elections investigated former Gov. Mike vering, Daddy climbed the now Easley’s campaign finances last year and found possible “safe” ladder with the towel criminal violations involvhanging from his shoulder. ing Easley and many people This effort, too, proved around him. unsuccessful. A federal grand jury is As the cold winds increased, also probing Easley and so did Mama and Daddy’s efhis administration, and forts. last week released its first Only after another ladder indictments — 51 of them, attempt, a few more cigaagainst Easley’s former top rettes, and some mighty-fine aide, Ruffin Poole, who could Mama and Daddy conspirface more than 100 years in ing did Sassy find her way prison if he’s convicted on all down from the tree, wrapped charges. in the towel, then slinked her Against this bleak backway from the bitter cold into drop, the Democratic majorthe cozy kitchen. Some may question why we ity in the General Assembly humans will go to such lengths is running for re-election this — climbing rickety ladders, year, as voters across the nasmoking all those cigarettes, tion are increasingly restive doing marshmallow dances in and tea-partyish. Democratic fiercely frigid temperatures — political consultant Brad all for the sake of an animal. Crone told an Associated Perhaps it’s their love — Press reporter last week resonating through their that it could bring a “megassoft purrs, experienced torm, where you have just a through loving licks and furterrible economy, you have ry nuzzles, and visible unrest and anger with the through eyes that say louder electorate, and then you have than most humans could voice, corruption on top of it.” “I love you.” Republicans know that ***** and are trying to seed a posiDaddy dozed on the couch, tive storm, hoping to gain now warmly wrapped in his power and maybe take over favorite blanket. He’d heard of at least one branch of the delusions, those hazy happen- legislature. Hard to blame ings of the mind prompted by them: Democrats have ruled sickness, extreme exhaustion, Raleigh for a long time and or, per chance, the overconthe GOP wants its turn. sumption of adult beverages. But. As senile Sassy perched on The only way Raleigh will top of him that night and, with really get cleaned up is a the twitch of her tail, began bipartisan effort. We may be to wet the blanket he rested dreaming when we call for beneath, Daddy was certain it, but we need the parties to this was not a delusion. stand together on this one. Greed and corruption are Gina Eaves is an Epsom nanonpartisan traits. We need tive, a Peace College graduate a bipartisan effort to prevent and an advertising representapoliticians of any stripe from tive at The Daily Dispatch. Her indulging in them. columns appear on Fridays. E-mail her at geaves@henderThe Fayetteville Observer sondispatch.com.
When life sasses on you I’ve heard of delusions, those hazy happenings of the mind prompted by sickness, extreme exhaustion, or, per chance, the overconsumption of adult beverages. And considering my weekend bout with food poisoning, I was certain that the fluttering figure outside the kitchen window was a delusion. The image emerged from beneath an aged pecan tree by the window. I glimpsed it while capping the night with a mug of hot tea. I blinked, sure that this simple act would dissipate the delusion. And yet it remained. Squinting once more, I gasped at what appeared to be a human-sized roasting marshmallow. Yes. A marshmallow. And it appeared to frolic. The larger-than-life roasting marshmallow cavorted about the pecan tree, waving its marshmallow arms as if on some sort of mission. “Aha!” I grinned as Daddy joined me by the window and the delusion walked towards the house. The kitchen door creaked open as Mama, bundled in her bulky, cream-color hooded coat, stepped inside, setting a flashlight on the nearby counter. Determined to veil my snickers, I focused my attentions on Daddy. Yet I succumbed, curiosity’s captive. “What’s the matter, Mama?” I asked, as she rubbed the chill from her ungloved hands. Daddy reached for a cigarette. Mama dejectedly shook her head, explaining that our spunky 16-year-old cat, Sassy,
had courageously climbed the pecan tree. Yet, fearlessness now fled, the fiery feline appeared unable to climb back down. As Mama and Daddy journeyed to the wilds of our backyard to rescue Sassy, I grabbed the phone and dialed my two sisters, eager to tell them the current event. The Gina younger Eaves among the sisterDaily Dispatch hood didn’t Columnist answer the phone. The older terminated our talk only minutes after it began. Both confirmed why I’m the favorite child. Housebound and bored, I observed the workings of my parents. The marshmallow had reappeared underneath the pecan tree — this time joined by the silhouette of a tall man, illuminated by his dangling cigarette. Daddy, now carrying a laundry basket, hoisted it above his head and propped himself against the tree. I presume he’d hoped Sassy’d hop into this haven. The sequestered Sassy clung to the tree, only climbing higher as her cries grew louder. Mama remained by the tree talking to Sassy, while Daddy put out his cigarette and lit another. And then he disappeared. Daddy returned, this time bearing a towel. And moments later, an unusually unsteady ladder leaned against the pecan tree. With a bit of maneu-
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On this date: In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published, in the New York Evening Mirror. In 1919, the ratification of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which launched Prohibition, was certified by Acting Secretary of State Frank L. Polk. In 1929, The Seeing Eye, a New Jersey-based school which trains guide dogs to assist the blind, was incorporated by Dorothy Harrison Eustis and Morris Frank. In 1936, the first members of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in Cooperstown, N.Y. In 1963, the first members of pro football’s Hall of Fame were named in Canton, Ohio. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter formally welcomed Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to the White House, following the establishment of diplomatic relations. In 1998, a bomb rocked an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Ala., killing security guard Robert Sanderson and critically injuring nurse Emily Lyons. (The bomber, Eric Rudolph, was captured in May 2003 and is serving a life sentence.)
One year ago: The Illinois Senate voted, 59-0, to convict Gov. Rod Blagojevich of abuse of power and throw him out of office, nearly two months after his arrest on charges of trying to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat. President Barack Obama issued a withering critique of Wall Street corporate behavior, calling it “the height of irresponsibility” for employees to be paid more than $18 billion in bonuses while their crumbling financial sector received a bailout from taxpayers.
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DEAR ABBY: My DEAR ABBY: My 31-year-old son, “Joey,” who 21-year-old daughter, needs a heart transplant, “Crystal,” has been engaged almost died a few weeks to her boyfriend, “Aaron,” for ago. The doctors told us he several months. When she wouldn’t make it through was here recently I asked the weekend. I was beside her to clean out some of the myself. On what we thought stuff from under her bed and was his deathbed, I told Joey in her closet. She proceeded I would give him anything he to throw out her yearbooks, wanted if he pulled through. photos from high school dancHe wanted a very expensive es — even old journals! sports car. It seems she had an Well, my son pulled unpleasant experience with through, but has other physi- Aaron when a roommate cal challenges. My husband mentioned an old friend and I are sending him $500 of hers — a boy, but not a a month boyfriend. Aaron became until he very “hurt” by the conversastarts tion. So now Crystal wants receiving no reminders of her past — money especially regarding other from boys. Social SeIs this normal? I don’t curity. It’s know what to do. I wonder the best whether they need counselwe can ing before they marry, but I do right don’t want to interfere. My Dear now. The daughter becomes angry problem is, Abby with me over little things. Joey keeps Universal Press She even ignored us when we hounding Syndicate asked her to come celebrate me about her brother’s birthday. She the sports car. I cannot afford just wants to be with her this gift. We have offered true love; nobody else seems to have his current vehicle to matter. — A WORRIED reconditioned or give him my MOM year-old car with its very low DEAR MOM: Your idea mileage. of premarital counseling is an I do not want this to excellent one. Aaron appears become an issue with my to be extremely insecure, and son. I have told him his heart your daughter is so in love condition is the priority and she can’t see the handwritto let everything else fall ing on the wall. When you into place. It’s eating me invited her to celebrate her alive that I can’t give my brother’s birthday, did you son what I promised. On the also include her fiance? If so, other hand, his request is and she still didn’t want to unreasonable. Please help. come, Aaron may be trying to — JOEY’S MOM IN LAS distance her from the family. CRUCES Assuming that Crystal DEAR MOM: Unless intends to be married in your you put a stop to it now, church, have a talk with your this WILL become an issue clergyperson about this. If with your son. Surely he is there is a problem looming on in touch enough with reality the horizon, premarital counthat he knows your financial seling may bring it out — situation -- and if he doesn’t, and help them to deal with it please inform him. While before it gets out of hand. you’re at it, explain that when you thought he was on his deathbed, you were out of Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as your mind with grief — and you can’t be held to a promise Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Paumade under such duress. At $500 a month, you can line Phillips. Write Dear Abby fill hardly be accused of beingclient a atwill www.DearAbby.com or P.O. withholding parent, so stop Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA beating yourself up. 90069.
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Big Ten battle No. 12 Purdue edges No. 16 Wisconsin
S. VANCE 29, J.F. WEBB 27
Lady Raiders hold on
Weather threat postpones local games By DAILY DISPATCH STAFF
The threat of wintry weather has prompted the postponement of scheduled local prep events for Friday and Saturday. Friday’s boys and girls’ basketball games featuring Orange at Northern Vance have been moved to Wednesday. The Halifax AcademyKerr-Vance games, originally scheduled for Friday evening, have been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday.
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Wake Forest’s Tony Woods holds his head after being fouled in the second half of Thursday’s game against Georgia Tech.
Jackets sting Wake Bell, Favors lead Georgia Tech to big win By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA — When Georgia Tech is playing this way — spreading the shots around, pounding the boards and making it tough for opponents to even get the ball up to the rim — the Yellow Jackets are nearly impossible to beat. Wake Forest never had a chance Thursday night. D’Andre Bell led a balanced offense with 16 points, Derrick Favors blocked five shots and No. 22 Georgia Tech pulled away early in the second half for a 79-58 rout of the Demon Deacons. “I’m not sure we can play much better than that,” Yellow Jackets coach Paul Hewitt said. Gani Lawal went a step further. “There’s no doubt in my mind,” he said, breaking into a confident grin, “that when we’re on top of our game, we’re the best team in the league.” Coming off a tough loss at Florida State, the Yellow Jackets (15-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) ripped off a 19-4 run to break open a tight game. As usual in its ACC victories, Georgia Tech did its best work at the defensive end, holding the Demon Deacons (14-5, 4-3) almost 19 points below their scoring average for the season. Wake Forest shot just 33 percent from the field (21 of Please see STUNG, page 3B
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Southern Vance’s Shauna Terry blocks the shot of J.F. Webb’s Courtney Morgan during the Raiders’ 29-27 win over the Warriors Thursday night.
Webb fourth-quarter push falls short By ERIC S. ROBINSON Dispatch Sports Editor
With her team trailing since the opening minutes, Kiana Morton had a chance to put up a game-winner in the waning seconds Thursday at Southern Vance. Morton — who had been solid for J.F. Webb all day — had a look and drove, but her lay-up bounced out of the hoop. Southern took over possession and held on for the win. Waynisha Hargrove made one last free throw shot with 0.4 seconds to go, setting the final score at 29-27. Southern coach Tracey Turner said her team was for-
tunate that Morton couldn’t get the shot to fall. “Surprise ending if you tell me because you don’t let 21 get the ball in her hand and make it all the way to the basket and think you’re coming away with a one-point win. That isn’t going to happen, and it won’t ever happen again.” Southern carried a 23-17 lead into the final quarter when Webb began to fight back. Morton cut the lead to four with a 2-point shot, and put up a jumper that made it 25-23 with 3:30 to go. About 30 seconds later, Lameisha Terry got open under the cup and dropped in the game-tying basket.
With the score tied at 27, Tyler Hobgood got a steal under the Raider hoop. Webb’s Chasity White was off on a 3-point attempt, but Hobgood got fouled with 14.1 seconds left. After Hobgood missed the first free throw attempt, Turner called a time out to talk to her team. She told them to tighten up on Morton, and be sure her defenders playing man-to-man kept moving. “Don’t get caught up in screens, and whatever you do — don’t foul. They’ve been pretty decent from the line, and we did not need them getting Please see LADY RAIDERS, page 3B
Red-hot Raiders run over Warriors, 65-42 S. Vance never trails in conference win over Webb By KELLEN HOLTZMAN Dispatch Sports Writer
Southern Vance hit the floor running in Thursday’s Carolina 3A clash with J.F Webb. The Raiders built an early lead and never trailed in a 65-42 win. “The defense was good. We moved the ball around, we knocked down a couple of big 3s. We did a lot of really nice things,” said Southern coach Mike Rotolo. “It seems like things are coming around here in the last couple of weeks. Southern Vance is playing some good basketball.” The Raiders led 15-4 after the first quarter and 30-15 at halftime. Southern out-scored Webb 23-10 in the third quarter to take a 53-25 lead into the final period. “We just didn’t come to compete,” said Warriors coach Leo Brunelli. “I thought Southern Vance had a lot to do with it. I think Mike does a heck of a job. He had his kids ready to compete and we weren’t ready.”
JV Raiders down Webb with buzzer-beater In an exciting fourth quarter, J.F. Webb’s Brian Smith sank the go-ahead shot in the final seconds against Southern Vance — but the Warriors left too much time. With less than 10 seconds to go, the Runnin’ Raiders got the ball quickly to Andrew Robertson, who drove to the basket and connected with the game-winning lay-up at the buzzer that set the score at 59-58. The teams have a rematch scheduled in Oxford Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. With the win, Southern (9-7, 2-3) moves into the middle of the pack in the conference, one game ahead of Webb (7-10, 1-4) and tied with Chapel Hill and Orange. “Somebody was going to come out of a jam in the bottom of the conference and move up,” Rotolo said. Please see RUN, page 3B
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Southern Vance’s Darius Morgan puts up a lay-up during the Raiders’ 65-42 win over J.F. Webb Thursday night.
Carolina’s Tom Kostopoulos tries to score as New York goalie Rick DiPietro defends during the third period of Thursday’s game in Raleigh.
Staal, Ward lead Canes to third straight win RALEIGH (AP) — Whether it’s a coincidence or not, Eric Staal has been seemingly unstoppable since becoming captain of the Carolina Hurricanes. Whatever the reason, Staal has been on an offensive role since taking over the leadership role from Rod Brind’Amour on Jan. 21. He added a goal and an assist in Carolina’s 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. “Usually with me, it comes in bunches,” Staal said. “So I try to make sure I’m taking it to the net as much as I can and shooting from every angle. Right now, they’re falling.” Cam Ward made 26 saves, and Matt Cullen, Stephane Yelle and Jussi Jokinen added goals for the surging Hurricanes, who have won four of five. Ward has only allowed three goals in his last three games. Matt Moulson scored his 20th goal of the season with 4:31 remaining to spoil Ward’s shutout bid. Rick DiPietro made 19 saves for the Islanders, who have lost three consecutive games. “You give a team, no matter where they are in the standings, the type of chances we gave them, you’re not going to win games,” Moulson said. “They’re a team that’s hot. We knew that and we came out pretty sluggish.” Carolina (18-28-7), despite having the worst record in the Eastern Conference, has played its best hockey of the season in the past week. The Hurricanes beat Boston and the New York Rangers by identical 5-1 scores in their previous two games. Please see CANES, page 3B
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Two-minute drill Local Sports Next Level Baseball to hold camps Registration is going on now for a new session of classes at Next Level Baseball. Call Jeff Tate at (252) 213-2766 to register for the skills class, which will meet on Wednesday nights, and/or the hitting classes, which will meet Tuesday and Thursday nights. Also, a pitching and catching camp for all ages will be held Jan. 30-31. Contact Tate to register.
AAU to hold youth basketball tryouts The Amateur Athletic Union will hold basketball tryouts boys’ eight and under and nine and under teams. Tryouts will be Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hawley Middle School in Creedmoor at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Terrence Harcum at (919) 450-7220, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.ncswarm.com.
Tri-County Umpires Association to hold clinic The Tri-County Umpires Association will hold a baseball/softball clinic at the Thompson Building in Creedmoor beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. All returning and new umpires must obtain registration with one of the following associations: NCHSAA, Babe Ruth, Dixie Youth or the ASA. For more information, contact Ronald Edwards, supervisor of officials, at (919) 575-4334, or Darnell Gladden, umpire in chief, at (252) 432-8122.
Aycock Center to hold hoops camps A basketball camp for ages 5-7 will be held at the Aycock Recreation Center on Feb. 6, 13 and 27 from 2 until 4 p.m. Campers will learn the basic basketball skills and receive a reward at the end of camp. Registration is $10. Campers can sign up now, and money is not due until the first day of camp.
College Hoops UNC-Asheville bests High Point, 83-69 ASHEVILLE (AP) — J.P. Primm scored 16 points and had 12 assists to lead five North CarolinaAsheville players in double figures in the Bulldogs’ 83-69 win over High Point on Thursday night. UNC-Asheville (9-12, 6-4 Big South Conference) shot a season-high 63.3 percent from the field (31-for49), was 5-for-10 from 3-point range and hit 16 of 20 free throws in winning its sixth straight game. Sean Smith scored 14 points, Chris Stephenson and Matt Dickey added 12 apiece and John Williams had 11 points and six blocked shots for the Bulldogs. High Point (10-10, 5-5) had a 38-31 advantage on the boards, with 23 offensive boards to seven for UNC-Asheville.
UNC-Greensboro knocks off Elon, 62-55 GREENSBORO (AP) — Mikko Koivisto scored 17 points to lead North Carolina-Greensboro to a 62-55 victory over Elon on Thursday night. The Spartans (5-16, 4-6 Southern Conference) held Elon to four points in the final 4:44 as the Phoenix (4-16, 2-7) went 2-for-10 from the field and 0-for-2 from the free throw line during that stretch. Ben Stywall just missed his fifth consecutive double-double, finishing with 14 points and nine rebounds. Randall added 11 points. Drew Spradlin had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Adam Constantine had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Elon.
Davidson rallies past College of Charleston DAVIDSON (AP) — Will Archambault scored 24 points, freshman JP Kuhlman matched a careerhigh with 19 and Davidson rallied to beat College of Charleston 86-71 on Thursday night to send the Southern Conference-leading Cougars to their second straight loss. Charleston’s seven-game winning streak, which included its stunning victory over North Carolina, was snapped Monday at Western Carolina. Despite 22 points apiece from backcourt mates Andrew Goudelock and Tony White Jr., the Cougars (13-8, 8-2) faded down the stretch as they played without center Jeremy Simmons (knee) for a third straight game.
Sports on TV Friday, Jan. 29 ATHLETICS 8 p.m. n ESPN2 — Millrose Games, at New York BOXING 10 p.m. n ESPN2 — Super middleweights, Jesse Brinkley (34-5-0) vs. Curtis Stevens (21-2-0), at Reno, Nev. EXTREME SPORTS Noon n ESPN2 — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 7 p.m. n ESPN — Winter X Games, at Aspen, Colo. 1 a.m. n ESPN2 — Winter X Games, at
Aspen, Colo. (delayed tape) GOLF 9:30 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, second round, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) 3 p.m. n TGC — PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open, second round, at La Jolla, Calif. TENNIS 3 p.m. n ESPN2 — Australian Open, men’s semifinal, at Melbourne, Australia (same-day tape) 3:30 a.m. n ESPN2 — Australian Open, women’s championship match, at Melbourne, Australia
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No. 10 Boilermakers top No. 16 Badgers No. 10 Purdue 60 No. 16 Wisconsin 57 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — E’Twaun Moore scored 20 points and No. 10 Purdue held off No. 16 Wisconsin 60-57 on Thursday night in a matchup of Big Ten contenders that came down to the final seconds. JaJuan Johnson added 14 points and Robbie Hummel had 12 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the Boilermakers (17-3, 5-3 Big Ten), who won their third straight and moved within a half-game of Wisconsin for second place in the conference. A loss would have left Purdue four games behind league leader Michigan State with 10 to play. Trevon Hughes missed a contested runner in the closing seconds that could have won it for Wisconsin. Keaton Nankivil scored a career-high 25 points and shot 7 of 8 on 3-pointers for the Badgers (16-5, 6-3). He was 9 for 14 overall, but his teammates went 11 for 36 from the field. Wisconsin’s guard trio of Hughes, Jordan Taylor and Jason Bohannon combined for 57 points in a home victory over Purdue earlier this month. The Boilermakers held them to 25 points on 8-for-28 shooting this time. Moore scored in the lane with 25.2 seconds left to give Purdue a 58-57 lead. Wisconsin worked the clock down for a shot and Hughes missed badly on a pull-up jumper, but the ball bounced out of bounds off a Purdue player with 6 seconds to play. Hughes then missed a bank shot after Johnson and Hummel rotated over, and Johnson rebounded. Johnson was fouled with 1 second left, and made both free throws. Chris Kramer intercepted Wisconsin’s long inbounds pass from under its basket to seal the win.
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Purdue's Robbie Hummel, top, shoots over Wisconsin's Jason Bohannon in the second half Thursday. Purdue point guard Lewis Jackson played for first time this season. Jackson, who started as a freshman last season, injured his left foot during the preseason. There were four lead changes in the first half, and neither team led by more than four points. A driving bank shot by Moore in the closing seconds of the first half put the Boilermakers up 27-25 at the break. Wisconsin held Purdue scoreless for the first 5:44 of the second half to take a 34-27 lead.
Brad Wanamaker scored 16 points, Gibbs added 14 points and McGhee scored eight of his 10 points in the second half as the Panthers (16-4, 6-2 Big East) rallied from a six-point deficit to end their first two-game losing streak in nearly two years. Justin Burrell scored 14 points and Dwight Hardy had 12 despite making only three of 10 shots for St. John’s (12-8, 2-6), which lost its seventh in 10 games. The Red Storm trailed only 54-52 after D.J. Kennedy’s two free throws with 1:56 to play.
No. 17 Pittsburgh 63 St. John’s 53 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ashton Gibbs and Gary McGhee scored key baskets to start a gameending 9-1 run and No. 17 Pittsburgh overcame some cold shooting and a large rebounding disparity for a 63-53 victory over St. John’s on Thursday night.
No. 18 Ole Miss 84 Auburn 74 AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Chris Warren scored 20 points and Terrico White had 19, leading No. 18 Mississippi to an 84-74 victory over Auburn on Thursday night. The Rebels (16-4, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) shot 57 percent and got
53 points from their three starting guards, including 14 from Eniel Polynice. They have already matched last season’s win total and won back-to-back league road games for the first time since 2001. The Rebels are 4-2 in conference play for the first time in eight years. The Tigers (10-11, 1-5) stayed in it with 3-pointers but cooled off in the second half, launching 36 and making 11 in the game. White and Terrance Henry hit consecutive 3s to start a 10-0 run that put Ole Miss up 78-65 with 4:26 left. Before that surge, the Rebels’ biggest lead was six points. Warren shot 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. He and Polynice each dished out five assists, while Henry had nine points and 10 rebounds. White took over in the second half, scoring 16 points after Auburn led by five in the opening minutes. Tay Waller led Auburn with 21 points, making five 3-pointers but managing just five points in the second half. DeWayne Reed had 15 points and seven assists despite shooting just 4 of 15. Lucas Hargrove added 11 points and eight rebounds, and Brendon Knox scored 10. The Tigers have lost five of their last six games. Ole Miss outscored Auburn 46-24 in the paint, with many of the points coming on drives to the basket. The Rebels were also much more efficient in their long-range shooting, missing only one of their five 3-point attempts in the second half. The Tigers, who shot 37 percent, missed 12 straight shots at one point in the first half but still took a 41-38 lead into halftime. Knox scored his only points of the half on a basket and free throw with 3.4 seconds left after he was fouled by Warren.
Wallace among 7 first-timers headed to All-Star Game By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK — Local products Chris Bosh of Toronto and Utah’s Deron Williams are headed back to Dallas for the All-Star game, which will include seven first-time selections. The Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks each had two players picked as reserves Thursday for the Feb. 14 game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo were chosen from the Celtics, while the Hawks are sending Joe Johnson and Al Horford. Rondo and Horford will both make their first AllStar appearances, as will Oklahoma City swingman
Kevin Durant, Charlotte’s Gerald Wallace, Memphis forward Zach Randolph, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Williams, who played at The Colony High School near Dallas. Among those missing out were New York’s David Lee and Clippers center Chris Kaman. Bosh, a Dallas native, is an All-Star for the fifth straight season, tying Vince Carter for the most appearances in Raptors history. Bosh, Pierce and Johnson are the only reserves on the Eastern Conference roster with All-Star game experience. The remainder of the Western Conference reserves were guards Chris
Paul of New Orleans and Brandon Roy of Portland, Lakers forward Pau Gasol and Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was picked for the ninth time and will represent the home team. The reserves were chosen by the head coaches from each conference, who weren’t allowed to vote for their own players. They had to select two guards, two forwards, one center and two players regardless of position. Rose and Wallace both have helped their teams surge to .500 records after terrible starts, and Wallace was rewarded with the first All-Star selection in Bobcats history. “It’s truly an honor to
be named to the All-Star team,” Wallace said. “This is an amazing moment for me and for the Bobcats franchise, and I’m excited to be the first player to represent this team in the AllStar game. I want to thank all the fans who voted for me and the coaches who selected me to play in the game.” Voted to start by the fans in the East were James, Boston’s Kevin Garnett, Orlando’s Dwight Howard, Miami’s Dwyane Wade and Philadelphia’s Allen Iverson. The West starters are the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony and San Antonio’s Tim Duncan.
Patrick to run at least 12-race NASCAR schedule MOORESVILLE (AP) — IndyCar star Danica Patrick will compete in at least 12 NASCAR races this season and could make her debut in the season opener. JR Motorsports announced Patrick’s schedule Thursday. Her first race, though, is still uncertain. Patrick is waiting to decide whether to race in the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13. The team says it will decide after Patrick makes her stock car debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race at Daytona. If she feels comfortable, she could race the following week in NASCAR’s
second-tier series. It would be a daunting NASCAR start considering more than a dozen Sprint Cup regulars, including team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., drive in that one. “Like I’ve said before, we just want to be smart and calculative about this process,” Patrick said. “The tracks we’ve selected not only complement the IndyCar schedule, but will give me quality seat time at a variety of facilities.” If Patrick doesn’t drive the Nationwide race at Daytona, she will make her debut the following week in Fontana, Calif. Her remaining schedule includes Las Vegas (Feb.
20), a four-month hiatus to focus on the IndyCar Series and her return to NASCAR at New Hampshire (June 26). She also will race in Chicago (July 9), Michi-
Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Thursday by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 6-4-0 Late Pick 3: 6-5-6 Pick 4: 5-5-5-7
gan (Aug. 14), Dover, Del. (Sept. 25), Fontana (Oct. 9), Charlotte (Oct. 15), Madison, Ill. (Oct. 23), Texas (Nov. 6), Phoenix (Nov. 13), and Homestead, Fla. (Nov. 20). Cash 5: 1-18-19-27-35 RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Thursday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 4-4-1 Pick 4: 0-2-5-4 Cash 5: 9-12-14-19-21 These numbers were drawn Thursday night: Pick 3: 8-0-6 Pick 4: 5-5-8-8 Cash 5: 2-7-21-23-34
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Delaney leads Hokies past UVA in OT with Scott capping the burst by making a 3-pointer — his first long-range attempt of the season. The run also came as the Hokies lost Jeff Allen, their No. 3 scorer and leading rebounder, after he was called for a flagrant foul for elbowing Jeff Jones in the scramble for a loose ball. Allen missed the Hokies game at John Paul Jones Arena last year after the school suspended him for making an obscene gesture to fans in their previous game. The Hokies managed only six points in a span of nearly 10 1/2 minutes in the first half, but Virginia hardly capitalized, scoring just 14 points in that time to open a 22-10 advantage.
By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Malcolm Delaney scored 27 points and Virginia Tech beat Virginia 76-71 in overtime Thursday night after a desperation 3-pointer forced the OT. The Hokies (16-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 62-52 with 3:44 left in regulation before scoring the next 13 points. Sammy Zeglinski made a contested 25-footer for Virginia (12-6, 3-2) as the clock raced toward 0:00 in regulation, tying the game. Dorenzo Hudson added 18 points and J.T. Thompson 17 for the Hokies. Thompson scored all but two of his points in the second half and overtime, and also made a key defensive play. Mike Scott led Virginia with 21 points and Sylven Landesberg had 18. In the overtime, Delaney hit an 18-footer and a free throw, Thompson scored on a bank and, after Zeglinski hit a 3-pointer for Virginia, Thompson scored inside again. He then knocked the ball away from Zeglinski for a turnover, was fouled and made another free throw. The Hokies appeared to have the game won in regulation, leading 65-62 in the
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Virginia Tech’s Malcolm Delaney shoots as Virginia’s Jerome Meyinsse defends during Thursday’s game. final seconds, but Zeglinski hit his long shot over Delaney with about 1 second left to tie it. It was Zeglinski’s first field goal in two games, the point guard having missed all five of his shots in a loss at Wake Forest on Saturday and his first three against the Hokies. The shot canceled a spectacular comeback by the Hokies. They trailed
62-52 with 3:44 to play, but outscored Virginia 13-0 over the next 3:43 before Zeglinski’s bomb went in. Delaney had six in the rally, and J.T. Thompson four, including the shot that gave them the lead. But the Hokies never flinched, and took it to the Cavaliers again in the OT. Virginia scored 12 straight points to take a 4434 lead with 13 minutes left,
Va. Tech 76, Virginia 71 (OT)
VIRGINIA TECH (16-3) Allen 2-7 0-0 4, Davila 3-4 0-0 6, Bell 0-2 1-2 1, Hudson 7-14 1-2 18, Delaney 9-24 9-10 27, Raines 0-0 0-0 0, Green 1-2 0-0 3, Witcher 0-0 0-0 0, Boggs 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 6-9 5-6 17. Totals 28-62 16-20 76. VIRGINIA (12-6) Scott 8-16 4-4 21, Meyinsse 3-3 3-4 9, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Zeglinski 2-7 3-4 9, Landesberg 8-16 0-2 18, Farrakhan 1-3 0-0 2, Sherrill 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 3-9 5-8 12. Totals 25-57 15-22 71. Halftime—Virginia Tech 28-27. End Of Regulation—Tied 65. 3-Point Goals—Virginia Tech 4-12 (Hudson 3-3, Green 1-2, Allen 0-1, Delaney 0-6), Virginia 6-19 (Landesberg 2-5, Zeglinski 2-7, Scott 1-1, Jones 1-5, Farrakhan 0-1). Fouled Out—Sherrill. Rebounds— Virginia Tech 39 (Allen, Thompson 7), Virginia 34 (Scott 8). Assists—Virginia Tech 12 (Green 4), Virginia 12 (Landesberg 5). Total Fouls— Virginia Tech 17, Virginia 23. Att.—13,449.
CANES, from page 1B They flashed that strong recent form midway through the first period against the Islanders, scoring twice in less than 3 minutes to take an early 2-0 lead. “We were prepared to play tonight,” Ward said. “I thought we were really moving. We were skating awfully well and got off to a good start again, which really dictated the tempo for the rest of the game.” With Islanders forward Josh Bailey off for tripping, Staal skated out from the goal line to DiPietro’s
left, shot the puck into the goalie’s pads, and scored off the rebound. Staal, who missed time earlier this season because of a lower body injury, also scored twice in the road win over the Rangers on Wednesday night. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice said about the timing of Staal’s scoring streak. “But I also think that he’s finally starting to feel physically good. He’s back to center ice. He couldn’t play center ice for a while.”
After Staal’s goal, Cullen took advantage of Tom Kostopoulos’ screen and snapped a wrist shot over DiPietro’s glove. Cullen also assisted on Staal’s goal. New York controlled play for large portions of the first period and had numerous scoring chances. But the Islanders couldn’t get the puck past Ward and didn’t have many quality opportunities in the final two periods. Yelle scored a shorthanded goal to put the Hurricanes ahead 3-0 with 10:20 remaining. Jokinen
sealed the win with an empty-net goal. The Islanders are 13th in the East, but teams in places six through 13 started the night within one point.
to score, make legitimate moves, and my girls did a great job of keeping that zone tight and then jumping out on the ball when we need to. So I’d say the score was right where we needed it to be,” she said. Southern opened up the game with a 7-2 run, as the Warrior offense had trouble getting shots to fall early. They took a 7-5 advantage into the second, and extended their lead to 19-11 at the half despite Morton’s 3 that fell through at the buzzer. In a low-scoring third quarter which saw 14 total turnovers — seven from each team — Webb out-scored Southern 6-4. Morton had another shot fall right before the buzzer,
this one a lay-up that made it 23-17. Southern got another huge game from Tremanisha Taylor, who had a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Shauna Terry was held to just four points, but pulled down 12 boards and blocked four shots. Carslin Talley scored four points for Southern. Hobgood finished with six points and four rebounds. With the win, the teams have identical 4-1 Carolina 3A Conference records and are tied for first. The teams have a rematch scheduled in Oxford Wednesday.
in of his own in transition to make it 30-15 after one half of action. “I think we can play that tempo,” said Brunelli. “But you can’t play that way when you’re backpedaling and you’re afraid and timid. It appeared to me that we were scared.” The Raiders kept running in the third, taking a 40-18 lead after a 10-3 run to open the half. Reavis continued his stellar play for Southern, coming on the heels of a 17-point performance against Northern Vance. Reavis scored the final eight points of the third period on three consecutive contested lay-ups. He was fouled on all three and converted two of the three free throws. “His emergence has been one of the real positive things to help us get going,” said Rotolo. The fourth quarter
didn’t quite go according to script for Rotolo as his Raiders committed nearly double-digit turnovers and were out-scored 17-12. “The fourth quarter was sloppy,” Rotolo said. “I don’t like it when the team loses focus. We have to do a better job of keeping our focus regardless of what the score is.” Darquis Thomas led Webb with 10 points, shooting 2 for 8 from 3-point land. PJ Thomas had nine points and Devante Hicks had seven. “We have to get in the gym and get better tomorrow and get better Monday,” said Brunelli. The Warriors are scheduled to return to conference action Tuesday at Orange, while Southern is slated to face Cardinal Gibbons in Raleigh on Tuesday.
Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 1
N.Y. Islanders 0 0 1 — 1 Carolina 2 0 2 — 4 -----------------------------------First Period—1, Carolina, Staal 18 (Sutter, Cullen), 9:19 (pp). 2, Carolina, Cullen 10, 12:12. Second Period—None. Third Period—3, Carolina, Yelle 3 (Dwyer, Gleason), 9:40 (sh). 4, N.Y. Islanders, Moulson 20 (Nielsen), 15:29. 5, Carolina, Jokinen 16 (Staal, Whitney), 19:15 (en). Shots on Goal—N.Y. Islanders 9-3-15—27. Carolina 12-5-6—23. Goalies—N.Y. Islanders, DiPietro. Carolina, C.Ward. Att.—15,473 (18,680). Time—2:10.
LADY RAIDERS, from page 1B two or three free throws,” Turner said. Hobgood was off again on the second attempt, and the Raiders took over possession. Southern’s Kewonia Rodwell was fouled with 10.5 seconds left, and managed to get one from the line. “I thought she should have hit them both, I actually expected them both,” said Turner. “I couldn’t tell if she was nervous, but I figured she was shaking in her boots.” Rodwell got the one they needed to overtake the lead one last time. Webb coach Kenneth Rogers was pleased with Morton’s performance. She led the team with 16 points and had six rebounds.
“When she is clicking, we do pretty well most of the time. But tonight, she had a great game, but she needed more support offensively, which we didn’t give. I was hoping that some more people would stand up,” said Rogers. Rogers said he was surprised it was such a low-scoring game from two usually dynamic offenses. “Not in my imagination, never did I think that game would be in the twenties,” he said. Turner also didn’t expect the score, but said her team was willing to make the concession. She said she didn’t want her team running the floor against such an athletic opponent. “We wanted to force them
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RUN, from page 1B A disciplinary action sidelined Webb’s 6-foot-8 freshman Isaiah Hicks for the duration of the game. Southern’s Hakim Jones took advantage of the more inviting lane, scoring 12 of his 16 points in the first half. Darius Morgan led the team with 17 points and William Reavis had 11. “We do have an inside presence,” Rotolo said. “(Jones) and Josh (Young) have played real well. We have a couple of guys that can do some things in there.” Jones helped swing the momentum in the Raiders’ favor in the first quarter with six straight points, including a lay-in and a two-handed jam, courtesy of George Richardson and Joe Waverly, respectively. A driving Richardson scored on a lay-up with 20 seconds left to give Southern an 11-point lead entering the second.
The Warriors cut the lead to 10 twice in the second, but couldn’t get any closer. Webb struggled to find an offensive rhythm, shooting just 2 of 17 from beyond the arc. “I think that had a lot to do with us playing on our heels,” Brunelli said. “We were timid. When we are attacking like they were attacking us — that’s when we’re at our best.” Southern didn’t attempt half as many 3-point shots as the Warriors, as the high-octane Raiders spent the duration of the game running the floor and finishing at the rim. Morgan notched Southern’s only 3-pointers in the first half. Morgan’s second triple gave the Raiders a 26-13 lead with 2:36 to play. Morgan dished an assist to Waverly inside on a fastbreak and scored a lay-
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New York quarterback Mark Sanchez is at a news conference after the Jets’ 30-17 loss to Indianapolis in the AFC Championship Sunday.
Jets QB Sanchez could opt for left knee surgery By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez might have surgery this offseason to stabilize the patella ligament in his left knee, which was injured during college. Sanchez, who just completed his rookie season, won’t need any procedures on his right knee, which sustained a sprained posterior cruciate ligament earlier this season. He had both knees examined by team doctors this week, and also had them looked at by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday. General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Sanchez would be ready “well before training camp” if he elects to have the procedure, which isn’t considered major,
but could miss some early offseason workouts. “It would certainly be much sooner than later because, right now, nothing has been decided,” Tannenbaum said Thursday. “So, we’re going to keep the lines of communication open and make a decision pretty soon here.” Sanchez dislocated his kneecap during the first week of fall practice before his junior season at Southern California. He has worn a brace on the knee since, even in the pros. Sanchez also banged up his left knee against Carolina on Nov. 29. Sanchez’s right knee, injured against Buffalo on Dec. 3 in Toronto, will heal through rehabilitation. “I think everyone’s on the same page,” Tannenbaum said. “It’s not going to be anything major.”
STUNG, from page 1B 64), including a dismal 3-of-18 showing beyond the arc, to put only two players in double figures: Al-Farouq Aminu with 15 points and Ishmael Smith with 12. “They’re real physical,” said Aminu, the ACC’s leading rebounder but outmanned by Georgia Tech’s inside duo of Lawal and Favors. “They’re very athletic. They take it to you. They’re good players.” Georgia Tech let nearly everyone in on the offense. Lawal had 14 points and Brian Oliver added 13, while Iman Shumpert and Favors chipped in with 11 each. Favors and Lawal also had nine rebounds apiece, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 43-34 edge on the boards — 2710 in the second half. “We want to be a defensive-minded, physical team,” Lawal said. “We want to pound teams on the inside. That’s our strength.” After the Deacons scored the first two baskets of the second half to close a six-point deficit to 35-33, Georgia Tech took control. Lawal got it started, hitting a shot on the inside, drawing a foul on Aminu and knocking down the free throw to complete the three-point play. Shumpert followed with a 3-pointer, then swished a smooth jumper. Just like that, Georgia Tech had its first double-digit lead of the night, 45-35. The Yellow Jackets didn’t let up — at either end. Lawal got loose on the inside for a dunk, Oliver knocked down another 3, Favors went back inside for yet another easy one and Bell closed out the run with a pair of free throws. Wake Forest, on the other hand, missed seven of eight shots from the field and four straight free throws, allowing Georgia Tech to turn it
into a laugher. It was tough for the Demon Deacons to get off any shots at all with the 6-foot-10 Favors lurking in the lane. “That’s pretty much my game,” said the freshman, who has hit the weight room to bulk up his lanky frame. “I didn’t have any foul trouble, so I felt comfortable on defense.” The Yellow Jackets wound up shooting 54 percent (29 of 54) to easily win their sixth straight over the Demon Deacons in Atlanta. Georgia Tech needed this one, coming off a final-minute, two-point loss at Florida State last weekend. “We’re a pretty good defensive team,” said Wake Forest coach Dino Gaudio, whose team had been ranked fifth in the country, allowing opponents to make just 37 percent from the field. “I don’t think anyone in a long time has shot 54 percent against us.” In its ACC wins, the Yellow Jackets have held Duke, North Carolina, Clemson and Wake Forest nearly 16 points below their cumulative scoring averages for the season. “They took us out of a lot of stuff we wanted to try to do,” Gaudio said, “and they really shot the ball well.” No. 22 Ga. Tech 79, Wake Forest 58
WAKE FOREST (14-5) Aminu 6-16 1-4 15, McFarland 3-9 0-2 6, Smith 5-12 1-2 12, Harris 0-5 4-5 4, Williams 3-7 3-4 9, Clark 1-5 1-3 3, Stewart 0-4 2-2 2, Weaver 0-1 0-0 0, Woods 3-5 1-3 7. Totals 21-64 13-25 58. GEORGIA TECH (15-5) Favors 5-7 1-4 11, Lawal 5-9 4-4 14, Udofia 2-5 0-0 4, Shumpert 4-11 1-2 11, Bell 5-8 5-6 16, M.Miller 0-0 2-2 2, Foreman 0-0 0-0 0, Oliver 4-5 2-2 13, Peacock 3-8 0-0 6, Rice Jr. 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-54 15-20 79. Halftime—Georgia Tech 35-29. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 3-18 (Aminu 2-4, Smith 1-1, McFarland 0-1, Stewart 0-2, Williams 0-3, Clark 0-3, Harris 0-4), Georgia Tech 6-10 (Oliver 3-4, Shumpert 2-4, Bell 1-1, Udofia 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 34 (Aminu 8), Georgia Tech 43 (Favors, Lawal 9). Assists—Wake Forest 10 (Smith 4), Georgia Tech 12 (Bell, Udofia 3). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 20, Georgia Tech 22. Technical— Lawal. Att.—9,083.
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Allenby best on the toughest course By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer
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Orlando forward Rashard Lewis goes up for the gamewinning basket in front of Boston forward Rasheed Wallace, left, and Rajon Rondo at the end of Thursday’s game.
Lewis’ layup caps Magic’s 96-94 win over Celtics By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Associated Press Writer
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Rashard Lewis made the go-ahead layup with 1.3 seconds remaining, and the Orlando Magic overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 96-94 on Thursday night. Lewis took the ball after a broken play and sprinted down the baseline past Kevin Garnett for an uncontested layup. Rasheed Wallace missed 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Magic their second victory in three games against the Celtics this season. Dwight Howard overcome early foul trouble to finish with 19 points and 10 rebounds, including 11 points in the fourth quarter, to help Orlando make a big push late. Ray Allen had 20
points, and Wallace added 17 for the Celtics, who took a big lead on potent 3-point shooting but wilted from outside in the final period. Cleveland 109, Minnesota 95
BOSTON (94) Pierce 3-12 5-5 12, Garnett 2-8 2-2 6, Perkins 1-2 2-5 4, Rondo 5-9 0-2 11, R.Allen 8-12 0-0 20, Wallace 7-14 0-0 17, Davis 2-6 2-2 6, T.Allen 2-2 1-2 5, House 4-7 0-0 10, Scalabrine 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 35-74 12-18 94. ORLANDO (96) Barnes 1-4 3-4 5, Lewis 8-13 5-6 23, Howard 8-12 3-10 19, Nelson 5-10 2-2 12, Carter 2-13 2-3 6, Gortat 1-1 4-6 6, Redick 2-7 5-5 11, Pietrus 1-2 0-0 2, J.Williams 3-7 0-0 8, Anderson 1-4 2-4 4. Totals 32-73 26-40 96. -----------------------------------Boston 34 17 21 22 — 94 Orlando 23 17 21 35 — 96 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Boston 12-26 (R.Allen 4-8, Wallace 3-6, House 2-5, Rondo 1-1, Scalabrine 1-2, Pierce 1-4), Orlando 6-20 (Lewis 2-3, Redick 2-5, J.Williams 2-5, Nelson 0-1, Barnes 0-2, Carter 0-2, Anderson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Boston 41 (Rondo, Garnett 7), Orlando 59 (Howard 10). Assists—Boston 22 (Rondo 8), Orlando 8 (Carter, J.Williams, Nelson 2). Total Fouls—Boston 30, Orlando 19. Technicals—Pierce, Wallace, Boston defensive three second 2, Barnes, Orlando defensive three second. Att.—17,461 (17,461).
Bosh leads Raptors past Knicks, 106-104 By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK — All-Star Chris Bosh had 27 points and 15 rebounds, Hedo Turkoglu set season highs with 26 points and 11 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat the New York Knicks 106-104 on Thursday night. Jarrett Jack made one of two free throws in the final seconds and drew a charging call on Al Harrington on New York’s final possession, helping Toronto hold on for its fourth consecutive victory. The Raptors, who erased a 13-point deficit Wednesday night in a 111-103 victory over Miami, have trailed by double digits in each game during their winning streak. David Lee had 29 points and 18 rebounds for New York, 3-7 in its last 10 games. The mediocre stretch includes a victory over woeful Minnesota and an embarrassing 128-78 loss to Dallas on Sunday — the worst home loss in franchise history. Antoine Wright scored 13 points, and fellow reserve Jose Calderon had 12 points to help Toronto (25-22) move three games over .500 for the first time this season. Bosh hit two free throws with 7 minutes left to give the Raptors a
91-85 lead, but New York battled back. Harrington converted a three-point play and made a 3-pointer to put the Knicks in front 100-97 at the 2:51 mark. Lee then got free for a dunk to extend the lead to five. Back came the Raptors, who scored the next eight points. Turkoglu had two free throws and a rebound basket, and Jack scored inside. Bosh then drove past Wilson Chandler to make it 105-102 with 15.9 seconds remaining. After Lee’s rebound basket, Jack hit a free throw, the got in front of Harrington on defense to secure the victory. Harrington finished with 20 points, and Chandler had 14 for New York. Toronto 106, New York 104
TORONTO (106) Turkoglu 8-16 7-9 26, Bosh 10-24 7-8 27, Bargnani 1-9 0-1 2, Jack 3-5 3-4 9, Weems 3-4 0-0 6, Johnson 5-6 0-1 10, Belinelli 0-3 0-0 0, Calderon 5-8 1-1 12, Wright 5-6 0-0 13, Nesterovic 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 40-81 19-26 106. NEW YORK (104) Gallinari 5-12 5-5 18, Jeffries 2-3 0-0 5, Lee 13-21 3-3 29, Duhon 1-4 1-2 4, Chandler 7-13 0-0 14, Harrington 5-16 9-10 20, Robinson 5-14 3-4 14, Hill 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 38-87 21-24 104. -----------------------------------Toronto 20 29 30 27 — 106 New York 34 19 28 23 — 104 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Toronto 7-21 (Wright 3-3, Turkoglu 3-8, Calderon 1-2, Bosh 0-1, Belinelli 0-2, Jack 0-2, Bargnani 0-3), New York 7-23 (Gallinari 3-6, Jeffries 1-1, Duhon 1-3, Harrington 1-6, Robinson 1-6, Chandler 0-1). Fouled Out—Johnson. Rebounds— Toronto 56 (Bosh 15), New York 44 (Lee 18). Assists—Toronto 16 (Calderon 7), New York 23 (Duhon 9). Total Fouls—Toronto 23, New York 19. Technicals—Robinson. Att.—18,828 (19,763).
SAN DIEGO — Scott Piercy had the best score Thursday at Torrey Pines because he made nine birdies. Robert Allenby might have had the best round because he made no bogeys. Adding to the complexity at the Farmers Insurance Open was Phil Mickelson. He was so excited to get his season started that he played with caution, yet one of his best birdies came after he hit his tee shot into the parking lot. A glorious day along the Pacific coast ended under a clear sky, even if nothing about the leaderboard will clear up until the weekend. The tournament is played on two courses that couldn’t be more different — the North Course is 712 yards shorter than the South Course, which hosted a U.S. Open two years ago. Piercy played the North and watched his scores go south in a round of 8-under 64. He made seven birdies on the front nine and even entertained thoughts of a 59 until a bogey on his 11th hole. He was not the least bit devastated. “I shoot 59 every day,” Piercy said. “I just have to keep on going, usually.” He had a one-shot lead over Ben Crane, Chris Tidland, Ryuji Imada and Matt Every, with Tom
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 29 14 .674 — Toronto 25 22 .532 6 New York 18 27 .400 12 Philadelphia 15 30 .333 15 New Jersey 4 40 .091 25 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 29 15 .659 — Orlando 30 16 .652 — Miami 23 22 .511 6 1/2 Charlotte 22 22 .500 7 Washington 14 30 .318 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 36 11 .766 — Chicago 22 22 .500 12 1/2 Milwaukee 19 25 .432 15 1/2 Indiana 16 30 .348 19 1/2 Detroit 15 29 .341 19 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 30 15 .667 — San Antonio 26 18 .591 3 1/2 Memphis 25 19 .568 4 1/2 New Orleans 25 20 .556 5 Houston 24 21 .533 6 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 31 14 .689 — Utah 27 18 .600 4 Portland 27 20 .574 5 Oklahoma City 24 21 .533 7 Minnesota 9 38 .191 23 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 35 11 .761 — Phoenix 26 21 .553 9 1/2 L.A. Clippers 20 25 .444 14 1/2 Sacramento 16 28 .364 18 Golden State 13 31 .295 21
Robert Allenby reacts to just missing a birdie putt on the fifth hole of the south course during the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Thursday in San Diego. Pernice Jr. another shot back after a 66. They all played the North Course, and will have to tackle the big South on Friday. That’s what made Allenby’s round so impressive. One of the hottest players in golf, Allenby made a couple of big par saves late in his day to protect a bogey-free round of 67, making him the only player among the top 15 after the opening round to play on the South. He felt as though he were leading the tournament, even if he was tied for seventh. “I gauge myself off this
golf course,” Allenby said. “This is a real golf course. If it wasn’t, they wouldn’t have had a U.S. Open here. I don’t want to say the other course is Mickey Mouse because that would be rude. But it’s Mickey Mouse-ish.” Ryan Palmer, who beat Allenby on the final hole in Honolulu two weeks ago, played in the group behind him and would have joined him with the low score on the South if not for a bogey on the 17th. Even so, Palmer was thrilled with his start, and couldn’t help but notice the “NC” — North Course — listed
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 53 36 13 4 76 174 Nashville 52 29 20 3 61 145 Detroit 53 25 19 9 59 137 St. Louis 54 24 22 8 56 141 Columbus 56 21 26 9 51 146 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 53 33 18 2 68 173 Colorado 52 30 16 6 66 153 Calgary 54 26 20 8 60 137 Minnesota 54 27 23 4 58 151 Edmonton 52 16 30 6 38 136 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 53 35 10 8 78 179 Phoenix 54 31 18 5 67 147 Los Angeles 53 31 19 3 65 160 Dallas 53 23 19 11 57 152 Anaheim 54 24 23 7 55 150
-----------------------------------First Period—1, Atlanta, Slater 6 (Kane), 19:11. Second Period—2, Philadelphia, Giroux 11, 6:52. 3, Philadelphia, Asham 6 (Giroux, van Riemsdyk), 10:13. 4, Philadelphia, Carcillo 7 (Laperriere, Betts), 13:17. Third Period—5, Atlanta, Kovalchuk 31, :29. 6, Atlanta, Peverley 17 (Kubina, White), 4:26. 7, Atlanta, Slater 7 (Kane), 13:28. Shots on Goal—Atlanta 7-13-8—28. Philadelphia 12-12-13—37. Goalies—Atlanta, Hedberg. Philadelphia, Emery. Att.—19,611 (19,537). Time—2:34.
GA 122 145 143 150 186 GA 129 137 141 158 178 GA 128 141 147 171 171
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday’s Games Phoenix 3, Calgary 2, SO Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3 Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1 Carolina 4, N.Y. Islanders 1 Los Angeles 4, Columbus 1 Minnesota 1, Colorado 0 St. Louis 2, Edmonton 1 Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Toronto at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Florida at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Friday’s Games Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 8 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m. Charlotte at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
St. Louis 2, Edmonton 1
St. Louis 0 1 1 — 2 Edmonton 0 1 0 — 1 -----------------------------------First Period—None. Penalties—Berglund, StL (boarding), 16:11. Second Period—1, Edmonton, Penner 22 (Nilsson, Gagner), 7:44. 2, St. Louis, Brewer 5 (A.McDonald, Boyes), 8:01. Penalties—Weaver, StL (roughing), 8:27; Comrie, Edm (roughing), 8:27; Polak, StL (holding), 10:06; Gagner, Edm (tripping), 14:17. Third Period—3, St. Louis, Steen 12 (Sydor), 2:09. Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—St. Louis 9-10-1—20. Edmonton 4-11-10—25. Power-play opportunities—St. Louis 0 of 1; Edmonton 0 of 2. Goalies—St. Louis, Mason 16-15-7 (25 shots-24 saves). Edmonton, Deslauriers 9-16-3 (20-18). Att.—16,839 (16,839). Time—2:13.
Saturday’s Games Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. New York at Washington, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 9 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
Minnesota 1, Colorado 0
GA 115 156 148 150 168 GA 126 155 149 131 187 GA 146 170 154 157 174
Minnesota 0 0 1 — 1 Colorado 0 0 0 — 0 -----------------------------------First Period—None. Penalties—Quincey, Col (interference), 2:43; Cumiskey, Col (high-sticking), 9:01. Second Period—None. Penalties—McLeod, Col (goaltender interference), 6:03; Tucker, Col (boarding), 10:58. Third Period—1, Minnesota, Havlat 11 (Brodziak, Zidlicky), 15:11. Penalties—Galiardi, Col (highsticking), :52; Johnsson, Min (holding), 5:16; Latendresse, Min (hooking), 17:31. Shots on Goal—Minnesota 9-10-7—26. Colorado 6-11-12—29. Power-play opportunities—Minnesota 0 of 5; Colorado 0 of 2. Goalies—Minnesota, Harding 5-7-0 (29 shots-29 saves). Colorado, Anderson 26-12-5 (26-25). Att.—11,597 (18,007). Time—2:17.
Atlanta 4, Philadelphia 3
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Los Angeles 4, Columbus 1
Los Angeles 1 1 2 — 4 Columbus 0 0 1 — 1 -----------------------------------First Period—1, Los Angeles, Greene 2 (Frolov), 11:05. Penalties—Smyth, LA (hooking), 3:18; Harrold, LA (interference), 6:17. Second Period—2, Los Angeles, Kopitar 21 (Smyth, Simmonds), 15:46. Penalties—Roy, Clm (interference), 12:07; Simmonds, LA (interference), 17:52. Third Period—3, Los Angeles, Smyth 16 (Brown), 4:05. 4, Los Angeles, Kopitar 22 (Stoll, Doughty), 9:26 (pp). 5, Columbus, Vermette 17 (Huselius), 10:38. Penalties—Commodore, Clm (hooking), 7:27; Pahlsson, Clm (hooking), 7:54. Shots on Goal—Los Angeles 7-8-3—18. Columbus 14-4-12—30. Power-play opportunities—Los Angeles 1 of 3; Columbus 0 of 3. Goalies—Los Angeles, Quick 29-16-3 (30 shots-29 saves). Columbus, Mason 13-18-6 (18-14). Att.—13,709 (18,144). Time—2:15.
Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 1
Saturday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 2 p.m. Los Angeles at Boston, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Toronto, 7 p.m. Chicago at Carolina, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Nashville, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Games Toronto 106, New York 104 Orlando 96, Boston 94 Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF New Jersey 52 34 16 2 70 139 Pittsburgh 55 33 21 1 67 173 Philadelphia 52 26 23 3 55 158 N.Y. Rangers 54 24 23 7 55 138 N.Y. Islanders 54 23 23 8 54 142 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Buffalo 52 31 14 7 69 147 Ottawa 55 30 21 4 64 154 Montreal 55 25 25 5 55 141 Boston 51 23 20 8 54 127 Toronto 54 17 27 10 44 142 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 53 35 12 6 76 207 Atlanta 53 24 21 8 56 162 Florida 53 23 21 9 55 146 Tampa Bay 52 22 20 10 54 135 Carolina 53 18 28 7 43 141
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Ottawa 2 0 2 — 4 Pittsburgh 1 0 0 — 1 -----------------------------------First Period—1, Pittsburgh, Malkin 19 (N.Johnson, Fedotenko), 1:34. 2, Ottawa, Fisher 18 (Foligno, Carkner), 10:06. 3, Ottawa, Kelly 10 (Ruutu, Neil), 13:39. Penalties—Cooke, Pit (interference), 10:38; Volchenkov, Ott (tripping), 15:13; Rupp, Pit (hooking), 18:25; Kovalev, Ott (hooking), 18:33. Second Period—None. Penalties—Kovalev, Ott (interference), :44; Crosby, Pit (slashing), 5:00. Third Period—4, Ottawa, Spezza 8 (Alfredsson, Michalek), 4:27. 5, Ottawa, Foligno 8 (Karlsson), 18:32 (en). Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—Ottawa 13-11-4—28. Pittsburgh 11-11-9—31. Power-play opportunities—Ottawa 0 of 3; Pittsburgh 0 of 3. Goalies—Ottawa, Elliott 16-11-3 (31 shots-30 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 26-15-1 (27-24). Att.—17,084 (16,940). Time—2:22.
Phoenix 3, Calgary 2 (SO)
0 1 1 0 — 2 0 2 0 0 — 3 Phoenix won shootout 2-0 -----------------------------------First Period—None. Penalties—Nystrom, Cal (roughing), 6:08; Yandle, Pho (roughing), 6:08; Lombardi, Pho (hooking), 8:19; Sarich, Cal, double minor (hooking), 14:08. Second Period—1, Phoenix, Yandle 9 (Prucha, Vrbata), 8:32 (pp). 2, Phoenix, Doan 16 (Upshall, Lombardi), 18:09. 3, Calgary, Giordano 8 (Iginla), 19:03. Penalties—Pardy, Cal (hooking), 6:39; Jokinen, Cal (interference), 8:55; Korpikoski, Pho (holding), 11:18; Regehr, Cal (hooking), 14:05. Third Period—4, Calgary, Backlund 1 (Bourque, Glencross), 8:15. Penalties—Pyatt, Pho (holding), 11:03. Overtime—None. Penalties—None. Shootout—Calgary 0 (Jokinen NG, Backlund NG), Phoenix 2 (Lang G, Korpikoski G). Shots on Goal—Calgary 7-11-6-2—26. Phoenix 8-15-7-1—31. Power-play opportunities—Calgary 0 of 3; Phoenix 1 of 5. Goalies—Calgary, Kiprusoff 23-16-8 (31 shots-29 saves). Phoenix, Bryzgalov 28-14-4 (26-24). Att.—12,725 (17,125). Time—2:43.
GOLF Farmers Insurance Open Par Scores
Top Finishers Thursday, San Diego Purse: $5.3 million s-Torrey Pines (South Course) 7,698 yards, Par 72 n-Torrey Pines (North Course) 6,986 yards, Par 72 First Round Scott Piercy 29-35 — 64 -8n
next to all the names on the electronic leaderboard. “There’s definitely a lot of North Course scores,” he said. “I’m fortunate to play well on this golf course. I’m happy to get out of there with a round under par.” Palmer was particularly thrilled with a par on the eighth hole, a par 3 with a shallow green. He was between clubs, so he measured two club-lengths on the tee box with his driver to move back and hit a 6-iron. Didn’t matter. He still flew the green and was on the back slope of a bunker, trying to get close to a back pin. He bunted the shot into the rough and watched it barely climb onto the green, then made the par putt from 20 feet and felt as good as any of his birdies. He played in front of the largest gallery, mainly because of the company he kept — Mickelson, the No. 2 player in the world who is getting plenty of attention this year as someone who could give golf a boost during the indefinite break of Tiger Woods. They had the biggest crowd, even if it never topped more than about 750 people. The cheers for the occasional birdie were not enough to offset the military jets zooming out to the sea from nearby Miramar. Mickelson played a steady hand in his round of 70. Ben Crane Chris Tidland Ryuji Imada Matt Every Tom Pernice, Jr. Robert Allenby Boo Weekley Steve Lowery Vance Veazey Josh Teater Ricky Barnes Rickie Fowler Tom Gillis Alex Prugh Marc Leishman Nicholas Thompson Chris Couch Ryan Palmer D.A. Points
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TRANSACTIONS Thursday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with INF Jason Giambi on a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with LHP Jimmy Gobble and RHP Justin Speier on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES DOGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Timo Perez and LHP John Koronka on minor league contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with OF Jim Edmonds on a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Jose Contreras on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Signed RHP Tyler Walker to a one-year contract. n American Association PENSACOLA PELICANS—Traded LHP Randy Beam to Gary Southshore (Northern) for INF Andrew Pinckney. SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS—Re-signed LHP Richard Salazar. Acquired INF-OF Bryan Frichter and RHP Brian Henschel from San Angelo (United) and RHP Rhett Barber from Quebec (Can-Am). SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed RHP JJ Whetsel and LHP Jared Locke. n Can-Am League BROCKTON ROX—Traded RHP Matt Zachary to Sioux Falls for a player to be named. NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed OF Ryan Rogowski. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association NBA—Fined Cleveland Cavaliers F LeBron James $25,000 for kicking a water bottle during a game vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. FOOTBALL n Canadaian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Agreed to terms with WR Vincent Marshall. HOCKEY n National Hockey League MINNESOTA WILD—Recalled G Wade Dubielewicz from Houston (AHL). Announced RW Petr Sykora has cleared unconditional waivers and is no longer under contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Andreas Thuresson from Milwaukee (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Assigned RW Jannik Hansen to Manitoba (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned G Braden Holtby to Hershey (AHL). n American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Announced C Michael Nylander has been reassigned to Jokerit Helsinki (Finnish Elite). HARTFORD WOLF PACK—Released F Tyler Doig. MANITOBA MOOSE—Assigned RW Eric Walsky to the Victoria (ECHL). SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Signed F Bryan Ewing. SYRACUSE CRUNCH—Recalled C Chris Higgins from Gwinnett (ECHL). Signed C Charlie Kronschnabel. SOCCER n Women’s Professional Soccer WPS—Announced the Los Angeles Sol folded after one season. COLLEGE GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE—Named Albert Moore assistant sports information director. DUKE—Announced that Sean Brady has been suspended from the men’s lacrosse team for the season. ST. ANDREWS—Named Thais Franca women’s volleyball coach. SAVANNAH—Announced the resignation of Robby Wells football coach. SC-AIKEN—Named Nick Wandless assistant baseball coach. VIRGINIA—Named Bill Lazor offensive coordinator.
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Horoscopes ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nothing will be simple. The faster you adjust to the way things are, the better the outcome. A good attitude and less frantic behavior will help considerably. 5 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be sure to make your own decisions. You’ll be troubled by the problems an older relative is experiencing. It won’t be easy, but it will give you greater understanding. Don’t fight the inevitable. 2 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The more time you take to make a decision, the harder it will be for you to recoup any loss you’ve incurred. Money matters can be resolved if you collect or pay an old debt. Get busy before it’s too late. 4 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get into something that really interests you and it will lead to a richer and more rewarding lifestyle. Learning something new or starting a new project will put you one step closer to your goals. Travel will bring you knowledge and life experience. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A situation that develops will make it difficult for you to deal with partners, bosses or any authoritative figure. Don’t let your emotional feelings confuse you. Focus on moneymaking deals or making upgrades. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Everyone will come to you for solutions. You will be put on the spot and must be ready to cover your back. Someone is probably trying to put the spotlight on you as a diversion. Take care of other people’s dilemmas quickly and launch your plans. 3 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The clearer you are about what you
want, the easier it will be, so don’t beat around the bush. Someone you are close to will play devil’s advocate and question what you are trying to accomplish. Let this guide you, so you don’t make mistakes. 2 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Touch base with someone from your past who can shed light on a situation you face in your personal life. Experience in such matters will help to clear up questions, allowing you the mental freedom you need to move forward. 5 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t fight a losing battle. Stick to your original plans and you will reach your goal. Money deals can be made but they must be within your budget. Don’t leave anything to chance or you will take a loss. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Patience and tolerance may not be enough when it comes to dealing with personal matters and partnerships. Have everything looked at by a mediator/lawyer before you decide to deal with someone who isn’t rational. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Expect someone to make a change that will throw you offcourse. Showing your versatility and ability to stick to a schedule will impress someone who can improve your future. Dealing with authority figures or partners will be difficult. Stick to the truth. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are capable of doing anything you put your mind to and, if you do, you will raise your profile and gain the respect you long for. Don’t focus on the people who let you down. A couple of positive actions will bring you a big return. 5 stars
Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.
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