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Tax, state-shared revenue budget ‘wild cards’ Manager: Economy needs to grow, but city falling behind By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

City Manager Ray Griffin said he believes the wild cards in preparing the municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 will be sales tax revenues and the stateshared revenues to local govern-

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ments to help fund services. “They are as volatile as they can be,” Griffin said. And Griffin said that, as he and the rest of the municipal administration moves forward, “we’re going to see a mirror of what we saw in Fiscal ‘10. Now, hopefully, we won’t see it go any lower, but it’s going to be equally as tight and difficult.” Griffin, speaking at the municipal government’s recent annual retreat, said one of the challenges is to grow the economy locally in the worst commercial downturn in the

nation since the Great Depression and in the face of globalization. The city, he has noted, took a significant step by joining the local Economic Griffin Development Commission (EDC) board. But, Griffin said, Henderson has fallen behind regionally in having stores people want, noting that, “we don’t have the Bed, Bath & Beyonds or the Targets” and that, when people go to such stores in other cities, they are

more likely to consolidate their shopping and eat at adjacent restaurants. Griffin said Henderson is going to have to expand municipal boundaries, noting the city has not annexed since 2002. The city last year was unable to fund a comprehensive annexation plan. Griffin said he is hopeful something can be done in the next budget because if the municipal government can develop a logical document for how to grow the city physically, then, “we can begin to provide and extend services where they

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Area students will have at least one more day to enjoy what’s left of the white stuff. Vance County Schools, Granville County Schools, Warren County Schools, Franklin County Schools, Crossroads Christian School and Kerr-Vance Academy are again closed today due to ice concerns following Saturday’s winter storm. Vance Charter School is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. today. Victory Christian School and Norlina Christian School will also be closed today. Vance-Granville Community College announced it will operate today on a 2-hour delay. Crews continued clearing roads and streets Tuesday, but some residential and rural roads remain icy. Temperatures were expected to drop back below freezing Tuesday night producing patches of black ice this morning. The local State of Emergency that was declared recently is expected to end at noon today, according to Brian Short, the county’s Emergency Management director. Short said if the governor

A pair of skinny snowmen stand guard outside a house on Vicksboro Road Tuesday morning. Light rain fell across the area on Tuesday helping to melt and wash away leftover snow from the weekend storm. At right, an NCDOT tractor scrapes the road of snow and ice near the intersection of Garnett Street, Chestnut Street and Norlina Monday morning. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at www.hendersondispatch.com.

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In spite of the extreme winter weather — or perhaps because of it — the homeless shelter for men at First Presbyterian Church remained empty. William Avery of Shiloh Baptist Church said that no one showed up this past weekend, although he and other members of the church were there ready to receive them. The shelter will continue to be open into the spring for men seeking a place to stay overnight. The shelter is located in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church between Young Street and Church Street in Henderson. Entry to the shelter is from Church Street. Men seeking shelter for the night should register between 5:30 and 7 p.m. The doors will close at 7. Occupants of the shelter will be required to leave by 6:30 a.m. the next day. Joel Rice, housing coordinator for Five-county Mental Health Authority, said the project is continuing its efforts to get the word out to the population they hope to serve. A flyer is being displayed in soup kitchens and other locations where it may come to the attention of homeless men.

are needed, we can expand the tax base and we can expand the population base.” The manager’s remarks followed an earlier presentation by City Finance Director Sandra Wilkerson, who received the sales tax collections for November. “Right now we are running about $36,000 short from what we’ve budgeted,” Wilkerson said. Wilkerson read aloud numbers of average monthly figures from sales taxes the last few fiscal years: Approximately

Vance-Granville Community College is among 6 educational agencies and local governments in North Carolina to receive grants to save energy, the college board learned at its bimonthly meeting on Jan. 25. Vice President of Finance and Operations Matt Williams reported that VGCC will use its $130,836 in Federal Recovery Act funds to complete upgrading all college buildings on all 4 campuses with energy-efficient fluorescent light fixtures. The 6 grants total $860,700 and were announced Jan. 6 by Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Williams said that energyefficient fixtures had already been installed in some of the college buildings, including all the facilities on the Franklin County campus. The grant will pay to complete the installation of the efficient “T5” and “T-8” fluorescent lights on the college main campus in Vance County, the south campus in Granville County and the Warren County campus. In other business, the board: • Amended its 2009-2010 budget, bringing the total budget to $42,805,344. • Heard a report from Dr. Kathy Baker Smith, a retired Guilford

Technical Community College official, on community forums under way in each of the counties served by VGCC. The forums are providing feedback on how the college can better serve the area over the next five years. Smith is consulting with VGCC on gathering information and planning. The board’s next meeting will be on March 15 at 7 p.m. at the dining hall for the VGCC culinary program at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford. Send comments to news@hendersondispatch.com.


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Mark It Down Today Caregiver support group — Meets monthly at Granville Medical Center, 1010 College St., Oxford, in the education classroom from noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own bag lunch and soda and cookies will be provided. This group is open to the public and hosted by the Harold Sherman Adult Day Care. For more information, contact Melissa Starr, MSW, at (919) 690-3273. Lake Gaston Association — The Lake Gaston Association will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center at Lake Gaston Baptist Church on Route 903, one mile north of Eaton Ferry Bridge, near Littleton. Guest speaker will be Dick Mergehenn, vice chairman of the board for the Lake Gaston Retirement Village Foundation. He will speak on the benefits of living in a continuing care retirement community, the costs involved, how the current economy has affected the industry, and what the foundation’s short term goals are. For further information, call (252) 586-6577, or toll free at 1-888-586-6577. Joint replacement class — Rehabilitation Services at Maria Parham Medical Center is offering a class from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the hospital’s classroom for those who are preparing to have joint replacement surgery. The class will cover exercise recommendations, rehabilitation therapy needs, equipment needs, pain management strategies and what to expect after surgery. This free class is offered to anyone who has elected to have shoulder, knee or hip replacement surgery, even if the surgery will be done at another hospital. The class will be taught by licensed physical and occupational therapists. Call Ben Soyden at (252) 436-1235 for more information. YMCA celebration — The Henderson Family YMCA is celebrating 20 years in its existing facility today. Activities will begin with Mike and Audrey from 98.3 FM onsite from 7:30-9:30 a.m. The “Y” Guy and Chick-fil-A cow will stop by around 9 a.m. A short celebration ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held at 12:15 p.m. Board members will be available to give tours of the facility throughout the day. Light refreshments will be served during the event. Events will conclude in the evening with an appearance by “Elvis” at 6:30 p.m. As part of the celebration, the joining fee will be reduced to $20 plus the monthly dues. For more details, email julial@henfamymca.org or call (252) 438-2144.

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, youth members of the Vance County branch of the NAACP provided a day of service to the residents of the Britthaven Nursing Facility and Green-Bullock Assisted Living Center. The youths created and presented hearts to the residents and shared their personal meaning of love. The finale of the day brought smiles to the faces of the youth and residents as they participated in a musical activity. Pictured (left to right, seated) are Charles Flowers (treasurer), Laphel Williams (secretary), Jasmine Henderson (vice president) and April Scott (president); (standing, left to right) A.J. Swarrenger, LaNiayah Bates, Nolan LeMay, Rashawn Wortham, David Cobbs Jr., Erica Scott and Tamika Autry.

13th annual African-American Read-In set for Sunday The Rho Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will present its 13th annual African American Read-In on Sunday from 4-5 p.m. at the Warren County Memorial Library. This year’s theme is “Oral History: Reflections from the Past.” The program will open with the audience singing the first two stanzas of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Felton Davis, Jennie Franklin and Wadie Ryan

Genealogical society — The Granville County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Granville County Commissioners’ Meeting Room (next to the Sheriff’s Office) Many older adults on Williamsboro Street in Oxford. Guests are welcome. experience concerns about Featured speaker David Peace will speak on the four phases of African-American family research. Peace, who owns famfalling and restrict their ily land in northern Granville County, founded the Africanactivities. American Family Research Organization. “A Matter of Balance” Chess Club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, afis an award-winning profiliated with the U. S. Chess Federation, meets at the First gram designed to manage United Methodist Church from 6 to 9:30 p.m. All are welfalls and increase activcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more ity levels. The program information, call Rudy Abate at 438-4459 (days) or 738-0375 emphasizes practical (evenings). Parenting class — Today is the deadline for registerstrategies to manage falls. MARKETPLACE CINEMA 6 ing for the current series of parenting classes entitled The 907 BECKFORD DRIVE: HENDERSON, NC 27536 (252) 438-9060 Incredible Years being offered through the Vance County AD 2/2-2/4/2010 Cooperative Extension Office. Morning and evening classes are available. For more information, call the extension office BLOCK 1 EDGE OF DARKNESS (R) at (252) 438-8188. BLOCK 2 TOOTH FAIRY (PG) Senior Democrats — The Warren County Senior DemoDeluxe Package crats will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the Warren BLOCK 3 EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES (PG) County Senior Center, 435 W. Franklin St., Warrenton. A reIncludes: * Roller Roo Invitations cruiter from the U.S. Census Office will discuss how seniors BLOCK 4 THE BOOK OF ELI (R) *Admission * Skate rental can qualify for employment with the 2010 Census. For more *Birthday Song * Name AnTHE*Birthday LOVELY BONES (PG13) information, contact Virginia Broach at (252) 456-3491. BLOCK 5 nounced Place Set-

will share their “Reflections From The Past.” Michael Cooper (Warren County Early College High School), Alexus Widamen (North Side Elementary School) and Samone Burton (Mariam Boyd Elementary School) will reflect on and share information from a student’s perspective. Sue Loper, director of the Warren County Memorial Library, will present a book talk. The audience will end the program by singing the

third stanza of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The African American Read-In committee invites the public to attend the program, which was initiated in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. The African American Read-In offers the opportunity for a chain of readers to read and share nationally at the same time. An event can be as simple as bringing together

friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature African-American writers. The read-in is always held the first Sunday in February at 4 p.m. for exactly one hour. The Rho Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. has sponsored an annual local read-in since 1997. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Blood drive — Maria Parham Medical Center and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the classroom and the auditorium of the hospital. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors need to be at least 17 years old, in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. Call Lee Anne Peoples at (252) 436-1116 or email her at peoplesl@mphosp.org to schedule an appointment. Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, will meet at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend. American Legion — The American Legion Post #60 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Legion Hut. All members are requested to attend. Oxford Rec committee — The Oxford City Commission’s Recreation Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the gymnasium downhill from City Hall. The committee will discuss what improvements can be made to the gym. This meeting has been rescheduled from Thursday. Ribbon cutting — Kittrell Job Corps Center, located at 1096 U.S. 1 Hwy South, will be holding a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. to celebrate the opening of its restaurant, the Underground Café. For more information, contact Joan Robinson, business community liaison, at (252) 438-6161, ext. 3268.

Saturday Community march — A community march to voice concerns about ending violence, improving education and increasing jobs will begin at 11 a.m. at the corner of Dabney Drive and S. Garnett Street in downtown Henderson. The march will proceed down S. Garnett Street to Henderson Middle School at 219 S. Charles St. Everyone interested in participating is invited to join the march. For more information, contact Bryan Hargrove at (252) 425-9527.

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$209,000 in Fiscal 20072008; approximately $194,000 in Fiscal 20082009; and approximately $197,000 in Fiscal 20092010. “Right now, our average is running about $175,000,” Wilkerson said. “It doesn’t mean that we are not going to increase the average because we are.” Henderson has not received the numbers from the Christmas shopping season, Wilkerson said. “Will it spike to what we have budgeted? I believe it will,” she said. “I don’t see any real revenue issues at this time,” she said. “We budgeted very conservatively. We know we are in a recession.” Still, Griffin, who was hired as manager at the end of July 2008, recalled the impact resulting from what happened in 2002, when now-former Gov. Mike Easley decided to cover a massive gap in North Carolina’s budget by withholding the state shared revenues. Local leaders statewide countered by successfully pushing for

a half-cent local option sales tax to cover the disparity. And the previous council in August had to amend the municipal budget to cover a $50,000 shortfall from the state resulting from additional cuts to municipalities and counties, with revenues from sales of beer and wine to be reduced by more than 66 percent. Griffin said another problem is Henderson has been losing population when population is used in calculating who gets the state shared revenues. State shared revenues help promote local self-determination and help provide for financial equalization because cities and counties vary in their abilities to raise money and provide services. The previous council, in adopting the current, lean budget in June, voted 5-3 to raise the property tax rate by two cents instead of the one-cent increase the majority of the previous council had agreed on at an earlier budget session. The property tax rate increased to 58.5 cents per

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anything until 2012-2013. City Manager Ray Griffin said the city has action plans as part of the municipal strategic plan to address Inscoe’s concerns about the capital improvement plan, but acknowledged Inscoe’s concerns are valid. One action plan deals with a multi-year capital plan for major projects, while Griffin said he what understands Inscoe is saying about operating capital, such as vehicles and information technology equipment. And operating capital is an action plan, Griffin said. All one has to do is look at the absence of a municipal information technology

system, Griffin said. City Planning Director Erris Dunston “routinely goes back with tape and Band-Aids and helps us get things together,” Griffin said. Dunston has a plan to get some help from UNCChapel Hill and had previously presented a concept regarding a study to show what the city has and what should be replaced over time, Griffin said. “And I think we have got to get into that because there are things we’re just not doing until they break,” Griffin said.

$100 of assessed valuation. Griffin at the recent retreat said he believes the city has overcut the budget, with the municipal government having frozen 12.5 percent of staff positions. Councilwoman Sara Coffey spoke about having attended the annual state Senate District 7 public forum, with speakers talking about jobs, loans being available and having buildings ready for prospective clients. Coffey said she could not understand where the breakdown is between what the city has and the “positive spin” she heard at the forum. “We’ve got probably more empty warehouse space than any city, county, town I know of,” she added. Griffin said Henderson has never recovered from the loss of sewer and water revenues from industries. He did not name names, but the city was hit hard by the closure of yarn giant Harriet and Henderson, the downsizing of hosiery giant Americal and the end of the J.P. Taylor tobacco processing facility.

And Griffin said that, regarding economic development, Henderson has got to be able to move at “the speed of business” and that the city is not at such a level to be competitive with other communities. “Well, we need to do something fairly quickly,” because by the time Henderson gets to the speed of business it will seem like the speed of business will be passing by, Coffey said. Griffin said that “moving at the speed of business also means sometimes not moving as fast as we think business does move” because prospects analyze data and operate confidentially before making announcements of intentions to locate in a municipality or a county. Griffin said that “I don’t want you to think that nothing is happening because it is,” but added that he believes he and those sitting at the retreat table would agree “we would like to see a whole lot more happening than we’re seeing.”

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City Councilman Michael Inscoe requested a comprehensive, coordinated approach to projects. During the recent annual municipal governmental retreat, Inscoe said a segment of William Street was repaved, but sidewalks remain buckled up approximately a foot high. There should have been a concise plan to repair the sidewalks and do curb and gutter work in addition to repaving the street. And Inscoe said many citizens tell him, “We do it, but we don’t seem to ever complete a project.”

“I would just ask that we try to implement a program where we see where the situations are,” regardless of where they are in the city, Inscoe said. Moments earlier, Inscoe expressed concerns that, as the city enters the budgeting process and as he looks at the municipal capital improvement plan, “to be perfectly honest, it really doesn’t tell me a lot.” Inscoe said he would like to see a department-bydepartment capital improvement plan for at least the next five years. Inscoe said that, as an example, he saw one department was budgeted for something in 2008, but is not budgeted for

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Deaths Wade A. Childress OXFORD — Wade A. Childress, 75, a resident of Sanford, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at Rose Manor Health Care Center in Durham. A native of Lee County, he was the son of the late Grover C. and Lillie Wall Childress. He was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church in Sanford and was a former member of the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford. He was active in Sunday school ministries in nursing homes in both Oxford and Sanford. He was a retired agent with Woodmen of the World Insurance Company. Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by the Rev. David Thomas. Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia C. Emory of Creedmoor; a son, Gregg Childress of Kernersville; a sister, Leona Smith of Sanford; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elreda Dixon Childress. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 1242 Dabney Drive, Henderson, N.C. 27536. The visitation will be Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m., prior to the service at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.

Barbara C. Goodrich HENDERSON — Barbara Coghill Goodrich, 77, of 27 Valley Way, Henderson, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, after years of poor health. Born in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Carl Herndon and Erma Floyd Coghill. After earning her college degree in education from East Carolina University and getting married in 1955, she was a teacher in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia throughout her career. She retired after teaching 13 years in Virginia Beach, Va. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. George D. Speake. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Thad C. Goodrich; three daughters, Elizabeth G. McDowell of Fairfax Station, Va., Barbara G. Hurst of Chantilly, Va., and Gail G. Espejo of Kingwood, Texas; a son, Thad C. Goodrich Jr. of Harrisonburg, Va.; a brother, Carl H. Coghill, of Campobello, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church. All other times, they will be at the home, 27 Valley Way, Henderson. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tripp Summers, Brad Summers, Brandon Allen, Leon Steed, Wayne Adcock, Jack Foutz, Marc Espejo and Jack Richardson. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson, N.C. 27536. Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Belvin W. Hargrove HENDERSON — Belvin Ann Welfare Hargrove, 42, of 83 Jack Court Lane in the Dabney community, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, in Duke Medical Center. She was born in Norwalk, Conn., and was the daughter of the late Edgar and Bertha Fludd Welfare. She attended the public schools of Connecticut and worked as a health care aid. Survivors include her husband, Keith Hargrove of the home; two daughters, Jaquetta Welfare of Henderson and Shantia Welfare of Oxford; three

sons, Kareem Welfare, Saleem Welfare and Marcel Welfare, all of Henderson; four grandchildren; three sisters, Carolyn Welfare and Shavonna Welfare, both of Newark, N.J., and Cherri Welfare of Bridgeport, Conn.; and a brother, Joseph Fludd of Newark, N.J. The body will be on view Thursday, starting at 11 a.m., and family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The services and burial will be in Newark, N.J. Local services are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Loretta W. Hargrove HENDERSON — Loretta White Hargrove, 65, of 115 Garden Walk Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Maria Parham Medical Center. She was born in Vance County and was the daughter of the late Albert Merlyn Sr. and Sallie Bet Clark White. She joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at an early age and graduated from Warren County Training School in Wise. She was the author of “Silent Messages” under her pen name, Van White, and her training exceeded in the professional field as a nurse. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. Peter White. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Kassandra Edwards of Prince George, Va., Tara Hargrove of Henderson and Latrel Hargrove of the home; a son, Kassius Hargrove of Townsville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven sisters, Lizzie Daves and the Rev. Zaida White, both of Manson, Cornelia Davis and Otealia Williams,

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both of Richmond, Va., Lillian Green, Argatha Vass, both of Henderson, and Evangelist Marinda Alston of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five brothers, Albert White Jr., Clarence White, and the Revs. Bobby Woods and Peter White, all of Manson, and Alexander White of Henderson. The family will receive friends at the residence and the body will be on view at the funeral home today from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., and at the church one hour before the service. Funeral arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

all of Oxford, Joan H. Burton of Rougemont and Beverly H. Hester of Creedmoor; 28 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and a great-greatgrandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rock Spring Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Corbett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Betts and Son Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Betts and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

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OXFORD — Elsie Rogers Harris, 78, of 4208 Belltown Road, died in her home on Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Graham Rogers and Roberta Thorpe Rogers. Survivors include four sons, Richard E. Harris of Clayton, Eric T. Harris, Prince A. Harris and David T. Harris of Oxford; five daughters, Gwen M. Webley, Frances Harris and Aldric H. McClamb,

HENDERSON — Graveside services for Alice Whitemore Young, 90, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.

Barbara P. Williams RALEIGH — Barbara Purvis Williams, 61, of 2900 Friar Tuck Road, Raleigh, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at Hospice of

Wake County. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Willie Williams and Mary Gooch Williams. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Wright Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Donald Q. Fozard Sr. Burial will be in Davis Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by a husband, Calvin Williams Sr.; four children, Charles Anthony Williams of Mt. Vernon, Mo., Calvin Williams Jr., Stephen Cosell Williams and Barbara Ann Williams, all of Raleigh; 10 siblings, Charles Edward Purvis, Marie Williams Moore, James Thomas Williams and Doretha Williams, all of Raleigh, Sylvia Williams of Durham, Martha Hawkins, Mildred Harris, Edith H. Noel, Josephine Hawkins and John Thomas Bobbitt, all of Oxford; and 11 grandchildren. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the services at Wright Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home of Oxford.

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DETROIT — Automakers said U.S. sales mostly rose in January as the economy improved, though Toyota Motor Corp. proved the exception, posting a 16-percent drop after halting sales of several top-selling models. January is typically a weak month for U.S. auto sales, but automakers were expecting sales to improve over last January, when they dipped to a 26-year low because of the tough economy. Sales never really recovered last year, totaling 10.4 million cars and light trucks, the lowest since 1982. General Motors Co. said its January sales rose 14

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Major League Baseball says Upper Deck cards is stealing trademarks NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball’s licensing wing is calling out a baseball card maker for allegedly stealing trademarks. Major League Baseball Properties Inc. filed a trademark lawsuit seeking unspecified damages against The Upper Deck Co. Inc. on Monday in federal court in Manhattan. The lawsuit said Upper Deck is continuing to sell baseball cards featuring professional baseball players even though the company is no longer licensed to show MLB trademarks.

Major League Baseball Properties began this year to license only The Topps Co. Inc. in a bid to increase its revenues from the cards. MLB Properties is indi-

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Our 3rd Annual Father/Daughter Dance will be held on Friday, February 12th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Tickets will be on sale now through February 10th, (limited number will be sold!) The cost is $20/couple and $8/ extra child. We will sell 35 couple tickets and 10 extra tickets. They will be kept at the front desk. We will have a spaghetti dinner beginning at 6pm with the dance beginning immediately after dinner. Billy Britt will be the DJ and pictures will be available for purchase by Leslie Ann Mills Photography. “We Build Strong Kids, Strong Families, Strong Communities”

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Toyota dealer due pedal repair kits By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer

Toyota of Henderson will receive repair kits in the next day or so to correct an accelerator pedal problem that caused Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. to recall approximately 2.3 million vehicles. According to Ron Goble, service manager at Toyota of Henderson, the dealership will then notify owners of the affected models and schedule them for the repair job. Area owners of Toyotas have been concerned about the recall. “The phones are ringing off the hook,” Goble said. He indicated that as soon as they are ready to make corrections, they will stay late to make sure every recalled Toyota in the area has the correction made. “We may even employ one more person,” he said. The repair takes about 30 minutes. Toyota will cover the cost. The recall was triggered when it was found that the accelerator pedal on some models has a tendency to stick in a partially open position. The vehicles affected include: • Certain 2009-2010 RAV4. • Certain 2009-2010 Corolla. • 2009-2010 Matrix. • 2005-2010 Avalon. • Certain 2007-2010 Camry. • Certain 2010 Highlander. • 2007-2010 Tundra. • 2008-2010 Sequoia. Not affected are Toyota Prius, Tacoma, Sienna, Venza, Solara, Yaris, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Highlander hybrids and certain Camry models, including Camry hybrids. Also, Camry, RAV4, Corolla and Highlander vehicles with vehicle identification numbers that begin with “J” are not affected by the accelerator pedal recall. The VIN can be viewed through the windshield on

the driver’s side at the front of the dashboard. It is also on a sticker located on the driver’s side pillar and on the vehicle’s registration. Coble said the local dealership has 10 to 12 models on its lot that need the repair and 10 to 12 that are okay and ready for sale. Although the number of potential buyers has been reduced since the recall was announced, customers are still coming in, he said. Toyota’s engineers have developed a solution that eliminates the excess friction that has caused the pedals to stick. In addition to using the procedure to correct the problem in models already sold, Toyota has made corrective changes for vehicles in production. The company took the unprecedented action of stopping production of affected vehicles for the week of Feb. 1 in order to institute the new procedure. The Toyota web site advises that, in the event a driver experiences an accelerator pedal that sticks in a partial open throttle position or returns slowly to idle position, the vehicle can be controlled with firm and steady application of the brakes. The brakes should not be pumped. The vehicle should be driven to the nearest safe location, the engine shut off and a Toyota dealer contacted for assistance. An earlier recall, affecting fewer models, involved the potential for an unsecured or incompatible driver’s floor mat to interfere with the accelerator pedal and cause it to get stuck in the wide-open position. Affected models included the 2007-2010 Camry, 20092010 Corolla and 2008-2010 Highlander. If a vehicle is affected by both recalls, both defects will be remedied during one service appointment. Contact the writer at dirvine@ hendersondispatch.com.

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VANCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests • Karina Ramirez, 32, of 500 J.P. Taylor Road Lot 21 was arrested Feb. 1. Felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury. No bond. Court date Feb. 25. • David Lee Williams Jr., 21, of 483 Gun Club Road was served Feb. 1 with an order for arrest. Failure to appear. Bond was set at $2,000. No court date listed. • Remar Okeme Hunt, 23, of 107 Alston Court, Oxford, was arrested Feb. 1. Misdemeanor domestic assault on a female. No bond. Court date March 4. • Anthony Bullock, 28, of 1110 Buchanan Road, Manson, was arrested Feb. 1. Felony attempted first degree murder. Secured bond was set at $100,000. Court date Feb. 8. • Terrance Lenell Williams, 26, of 871 Warrenton Road Lot 6 was arrested Jan. 31. Misdemeanor probation violation, 3 counts. Secured bond was set at $30,000. Court date Feb. 11. • Ray Anthony Spell, 47, of 104 Joshua Lane was served Jan. 30 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $2,626. Court date Feb. 9. • Cedric Darnell Wimbush, 25, of 1073 Eastern Blvd. was served Jan. 31 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked and speeding and show cause order. Bond was set at $500. Court date Feb. 15. • John Henry Perry Jr., 52, of 55 Toney Lane was arrested Jan. 29. Misdemeanor failure to appear on a charge of driving while license revoked. Misdemeanor failure to appear on a show cause order. Secured bond was set at $226. Court date March 11. • Dakota James Kittrell, 20, of 132 Lydia Lane was arrested Jan. 29. Misdemeanor communicating threats. Unsecured bond was set at $500. Court date March 2. • Marcellus Leon Harris, 34, of 410 Bullock St. was arrested Jan. 29. Misdemeanor assault on a female. Misdemeanor communicating threats. No bond. Court date Feb. 15. • Michael Joseph Jones, 31, of 136 Springwood Drive was served Jan. 29 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to

appear on 2 charges of driving while license revoked. Secured bond was set at $3,150. Court dates Feb. 9 and Feb. 23. • Derrick Stroman Jr., 21, of 90 Huff Lane was served Jan. 290 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $800. Court date Feb. 8. • Otis Quinichette, 31, of 8541 U.S. 1/158 Hwy. was arrested Jan. 29. Failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked and giving fictitious information to an officer. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date March 18. • Charles Dickerson, 46, of 24 Egypt Mountain Road was served Jan. 29 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor child support. Cash bond was set at $500. Court date Feb. 10. • Keith Thorpe, 33, of 3200 block of Hwy. 158 Business was served Jan. 29 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor child support. Cash bond was set at $100. Court date Feb. 10. In another report, subject was served Jan. 29 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor child support. Cash bond was set at $149. Court date Feb. 10. • Robert Dennis West, 55, of Hwy. 69 South was served Jan. 29 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on a charge of failure to comply with child support. Cash bond was set at $1,000. Court date Feb. 10.

Larceny • Sasha Kendra Watts, 22, of 185 Vincent Hoyle Road Lot 1 reported Feb. 1 the theft from the residence of a 42-inch plasma TV valued at $1,500. • Shirley Crudup, 53, of 1112 N. Chavis Road reported Jan. 31 the theft from the residence of the following items and their values: Toshiba desk top computer, $350; 25-inch flat screen TV, $200; Playstation 2, $200; and 4 Playstation 2 games, $180. • New Mart Builders of South Hill, Va., reported Jan. 29 the theft from 571 Fern Lane of a 10x12-foot metal storage buildings valued at $2,129.67. • Currin Enterprises, 525 Raleigh Road, reported Jan. 29 the theft from 369 Lilly Lane of a heat pump coil valued at $1,400 and a well pump valued at $700.

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HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT Arrests • Alonzo Thomas Magbie, 21, of 405 Breckenridge St. was served Feb. 1 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Feb. 9 • Christopher Cook, 29, of 755 Southerland St. was arrested Feb. 2. Misdemeanor violation of court order. Misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct. Misdemeanor disorderly conduct. No bond. Court date Feb. 2. • Alexander Small, 29, of 701 Harriett St. was served Feb. 1 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $500. Court date Feb. 25. • Donyele Perry, 24, of 1035 S. Williams St. was arrested Jan. 31. Misdemeanor larceny. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date March 22. • Cedric Darnell Wimbush, 25, of 1073 Eastern Blvd. was served Jan. 31 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Feb. 15. • Rodney Keith Wortham, 39, of 1230 Dabney Drive was served Jan. 30 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $800. Court date Feb. 8. • Paulette Marie Jones, 42, of 822 Parkway Drive was arrested Jan. 30. Misdemeanor domestic assault. No bond. Court date March 8. • Joshua McKinney, 18, of 1001 Roanoke Ave. was arrested Jan. 29. Misdemeanor simple assault. No bond. Court date March 8. • Vernon Sills, 22, of 411 Stagecoach Road was served Jan. 29 with a citation. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Court date March 23. • Marva Lee Murillo, 50, of 7006 Poplar Creek Road, Oxford, was arrested Jan. 29 on a felony fugitive warrant. Secured bond was set at $10,000. Court date Feb. 22. • Dustina Murillo, 28, of 213 Craig Ave. was arrested Jan. 29 on a felony fugitive warrant. Secured bond was set at $10,000. Court date Feb. 22. • Demetrius Henderson, 26, of 641 Marshall St. was served Jan. 29 with a citation. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Court date March 23. • Sterling Anthony Perry, 29, of 416 Harriett St. was served Jan. 29 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on show cause order, 3 counts. Secured bond was set at $3,200. Court date Feb. 11.

Larceny • Sharon Jones, 44, of 302 S. Cooper Drive Apt. 2A reported Feb. 1 the theft from the residence of the following items and their values: upright deep freezer, $200; 32-inch LCD TV, $250; 2 chairs, $800; 3 tables, $1,000; and 2 lamps, $800. • Sorrell Jones, 18, of 1010 Harriett St. reported Jan. 29 the theft from the residence of a Dell desk top computer valued at $500. • Sylvia Ormond, 40, of 828 State St. reported Jan. 29 the theft from a vehicle of a Competition CD/stereo valued at $300. • Rachel Judkins, 26, of 720 Highland Ave. Apt 5H reported Jan. 29 the theft from the residence of a Sony 52-inch flat screen TV valued at $800 and a Panasonic Blue Ray DVD player valued at $498. Damage to a window estimated at $300. • Stems and Petals, 217 S. Williams St., reported Jan. 29 the theft of a Tom Tom GPS system valued at $100, 25 floral arrangements valued at $750 and a stereo system valued at $100. Damage to a door estimated at $100.

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Debt study finds little room for N.C. to borrow By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — North Carolina state government has essentially exhausted its ability to borrow money for state buildings and roads if it wants to protect its top credit rating, according to a report released Tuesday by State Treasurer Janet Cowell. The annual Debt Affordability Study penned by a panel led by Cowell said the state should borrow no more than an additional $9.1 million backed by general tax revenues for each of the next five years and remain within self-imposed guidelines. The number is effectively a rounding error compared to the state’s $6 billion in outstanding debt. Officials base the recommendation in part on the assumption that annual debt service should be no more than 4 percent of state revenues used for operating expenses. The debt service is currently at 3.7 percent, or more than $600 million annually, but will near 4 percent by 2012 before debt capacity improves, according to study data. The panel estimated the annual five-year amount cap in last year’s report at $50 million and a whopping $479.4 million in 2008. Since then, tax collections have declined due to the economic downturn and the amount of

overall debt has risen. North Carolina is one of only seven states with the top credit ratings from each of the three major bonding agencies. The high marks allow the state to borrow money at the lowest rates possible. Lawmakers will review the commendations in deciding whether to authorize new borrowing when the General Assembly reconvene in May. The Legislature has generally followed the recommendations. “North Carolina’s debt is considered manageable at current levels,” Cowell’s office said. In a rare dissent, two of the seven board members — both appointees of Gov. Beverly Perdue — voted against another recommendation by the study panel in response to a legal tussle between Cowell’s office and Perdue over a new financing method to build the final section of Charlotte’s Outer Loop. Perdue unveiled in November a proposal by which a winning road-building contractor would put up as much as $25 million toward the construction of the last five miles or I-485 and an interchange with I-85. The state Department of Transportation would pay the roadbuilder on the installment plan over 10 years. Although Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office

has signed off on the legality of the “design-build-finance” concept, Cowell contends the payment plan is unlawful because DOT doesn’t have the power to finance such an agreement on its own. The study recommended that the General Assembly “clarify its legislative intent regarding any agency’s ability to enter into alternative financing arrangements that may include debt and debt-like obligations.” State Budget Director Charlie Perusse and Revenue Secretary Ken Lay voted not to include the recommendation. The report also affirmed there’s no extra capacity to issue state bonds for transportation projects paid for by taxes on gasoline, car sales and other fees and is on track to exceed next year a 6 percent debt-to-revenue recommendation. This limitation is what motivated Perdue and DOT in part to develop the alternative financing. Additional debt capacity won’t be freed up until 2013, the report said. The report said the state kept its top credit ratings this year despite a budget gap measured by Democratic legislative leaders at more than $4 billion thanks in part to an injection of federal stimulus funds. Those funds will dry up in 2011, and the state’s rainy-day reserves have fallen from nearly $800 million to $150 million.

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requests a federal disaster declaration from FEMA, and FEMA grants it, then Vance County could be reimbursed for some stormrelated expenses, such as personnel overtime and equipment maintenance. “We did expend a fair amount of resources, mainly personnel,” he said. Statewide, 28 States of Emergency were declared following the storm that dumped as much as eight inches in some areas. Short said the total cost of storm cleanup, both locally and statewide, was still being calculated. Short said his office has already turned its attention to what may come this weekend. “We’ll keep an eye on the one (storm) coming up behind it, but hopefully it restaurant and two apartments on the upper floors. won’t be as bad as the last The stairwell between the one was,” he said Tuesday. floors collapsed, as well as Weather reports were part of the roof, trapping predicting: residents. • Friday — High of 38 Luisa Chan, the only vicdegrees with a 70 percent tim identified by police so far, of a wintry mix during the and her husband, Miguel, day. Overnight low of 30 who escaped, tried to lower degrees with a 60 percent their 2-month-old daughter, chance of rain/snow showMaria, out of a window in ers. a car seat, but the baby fell • Saturday — High of out and suffered a fractured 39 degrees with a 70 perskull. She remained in cent chance of snow. Overcritical condition but was night low of 22 degrees expected to survive. with a 30 percent chance The medical examiner of a few snow showers. was determining the identiShort used the phrase fication of the other victims. “shot in the dark” to Their residency status was try to predict what this unclear. weekend’s weather condiAs many as 20 people tions will be. First, he lived in the building, which did not have adequate smoke said, “temperatures and detectors, officials said. moisture will have to come

Resident arrested in Brooklyn apartment blaze that killed 5 By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — A drunken man set fire to his apartment by tossing a lighted toilet paper roll soaked in paint thinner into a baby carriage near the front door, touching off a blaze that engulfed the building and killed five people, police said. Daniel Ignacio, 27, was arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder and arson, said chief police spokesman Paul Browne. Ignacio managed to escape the flames that overtook the three-story apartment on a busy commercial strip in Brooklyn. He was being held pending arraignment and his lawyer’s name was not yet on record. Police had been investigating several

motives, but it doesn’t appear Ignacio meant to burn down the building, though he intentionally set the blaze. The fire early Saturday was the city’s deadliest since a 2007 fire killed 10 people in the Bronx. Four men and a woman, all Guatemalan immigrants, died in the Brooklyn blaze. Ignacio told investigators, according to police, that he was drunk and doused the toilet paper roll in paint thinner before lighting it. He tossed it in the carriage and then went upstairs to bed as flames erupted near the front door of the three-story building, which housed a Japanese restaurant on its ground floor and apartments upstairs. Flames quickly engulfed the building, consuming the

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Daily Meditation But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in [his] brother’s way. Romans 14:10-13

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To stagger terms or not The Henderson City Council is considering moving elected officials to staggered terms in the name of stability. The idea is that if the mayor and council members serve staggered terms, a complete turnover of the city council is no longer a possibility. Currently, the mayor and council members are elected every two years. So, in theory, every two years the city could have a totally different set of leaders, with a totally different vision for the city. Depending on who you ask, that might be a bad thing or it might not. It seems the current council sees it as a bad thing. The council has asked the city attorney to write a proposal to move to staggered terms. “The benefit of a staggered term is that you don’t have the threat of a complete turnover on council at the same time, so it adds some stability to the organization,” City Manager Ray Griffin said. Councilman Garry Daeke said: “I think it’s a really good idea” because he does not believe overturning the elected body at one time is good for municipal staff working on matters brought forward by council members. The council’s proposal would be to have four council members elected in 2011 for two-year terms and have four council members elected for four-year terms to get the staggered cycle going. Staggered terms seem to make sense — stability in government is usually a good thing. Of course, there’s an argument to be made for the current setup: Should citizens be able to change the direction of their government all at once in one election? Some would say yes. If the city moves forward with staggered terms, it would first have to pass a resolution of intent, which would be followed by a 45-day waiting period for a public hearing. If citizens are happy with the current setup, they will have the chance to step forward and say just that. If they’re not, they can let the council know. Obviously neither is right nor wrong, it just comes down to what serves the city best. Hopefully, city leaders will study the issue and listen to citizens before making any decision.

Quotable “It is clear now that they were trying to cross the border without papers. It is clear now that some of the children have live parents. And it is clear now that they knew what they were doing was wrong.” Haitian Prime Minister Max Bellerive in a statement saying that the 10 Americans who tried to take a busload of undocumented Haitian children out of the country knew that what they were doing was wrong. “They’re not willing to do big ideas. They’re doing ideas that create perception but don’t do anything big. The spending freeze for example. You’re talking what, $10 billion on a $1.6 trillion deficit?” New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg, senior Republican on the Budget Committee, in remarks after President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly approve a huge new shot of spending for recession relief and job creation.

“I am not an ideologue,” President Obama insisted at his truly refreshing confab with the Republican caucus in Baltimore last Friday. When he heard some incredulous murmurs and chuckles from the audience in response to the idea that the most sincerely ideological president in a generation is no ideologue, he added a somewhat plaintive, “I’m not.” The president’s defensiveness isn’t surprising. He holds his self-definition as a pragmatist dear, and not just because it polls well. It’s clear from interviews that he is fond of the notion that he is above ideological squabbles and is a clear-eyed appraiser of facts and adjudicator of political disagreements. The evidence offered that Obama is no ideologue rests almost entirely on two contentions: He has annoyed some members of his ideological base, and because he says so. Here, for instance, is New York Times columnist David Brooks, an Obama confidant and champion of Obama’s nonideological street cred, asserting that Obama is loyal only to facts, evidence and logic (a theme Obama echoed in his Q&A with the GOP). Obama, Brooks writes, “is beholden to no ideological camp, and there is no group in his political base that he has not angered at some point in his first year.”

If this gruel were any thinner, it would be water. Every president annoys his base. Are we therefore to believe that no president has ever been an ideologue? And how has Obama angered his base? Not by tacking to the center but by not going fast enough in pursuit of their shared goals. As for Jonah Obama’s Goldberg personal Tribune Media testimony, Services so what? Is this the one instance in American history when a politician’s self-serving statements are to be taken at face value? Besides, how many times have we heard from the left that right-wing ideologues are in denial about what “really” drives them (the answer, we’re frequently told: greed, racism, homophobia, etc.). Is denial only a conservative malady? Certainly not. Of course Obama is an ideologue. The important question is whether he is sufficiently selfaware to recognize the truth. I, for one, would be horrified to learn that the president is working from the assumption that ideological biases are something only other people

have. Obama routinely insinuates that all of the facts are on his side. He invokes a confabulated consensus of experts to suggest that there is no legitimate reason for anyone to disagree with his agenda. After all, with the eggheads and “facts” in his corner, only the other side’s ideological blinders — or stupidity — could account for any dissent. On health care, for instance. Obama promised to be the last president to ever grapple with health care, because his reforms would be so sweeping, so authoritative, that no such reforms would ever be necessary again. So far, Obama’s only concession of error in this fiasco is his failure to “explain it better.” What I really don’t understand is what’s so great about allegedly value-free pragmatism and so bad about supposedly unthinking ideology? The truth is that the vast majority of the time, pragmatism isn’t value-free and ideology isn’t unthinking. Ideologies don’t require blinding yourself to the facts; rather, they help you prioritize what you are going to do with the facts. Indeed, the very question of deciding what to be pragmatic about — this but not that — requires applying an ideological test. The president invokes his or

Letters We shouldn’t pay for ‘yes’ votes Some perspective on President Obama’s commitment of $100 million of our tax money to Haiti earthquake relief: We have a long history of compassionate worldwide emergency relief efforts. Obama’s commitment of $100 million for Haiti earthquake relief, plus an aircraft carrier, dozens of other Navy vessels, most of the Coast Guard, scores of aircraft and thousands of troops is indicative of the compassion we show the world in times of crisis. As a global superpower, it is what we should do. It is part of what makes our country great, and is an example of our leadership in the world. But think about this: Obama and Harry Reid committed the same amount, $100 million of our tax money, in a bribe to Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson just to buy his “yes” vote on ObamaCare. That paid for Nebraska’s state Medicaid funding increase responsibility. Obama and Harry Reid also committed $300 million to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu just to buy her “yes” vote for ObamaCare. It seems Obama believes saving millions of people in Haiti is worth only one-fourth of what he paid in bribes to just two individual Democrat senators to buy their “yes” votes for the passage of just one single bill. Gaining and maintaining personal political power in Washington supersedes the

relief efforts to save an entire country just off our shores. Our Democrat senator, Kay Hagan, voted “yes” on ObamaCare. Kay Hagan agreed with Obama and Reid that North Carolinians should be paying for Nebraska’s Medicaid funding with our family’s hardearned money. NC taxpayers are struggling on their own to pay for North Carolina’s Medicaid responsibilities, and Kay Hagan believes we should also be paying for Nebraska’s. Kay Hagan’s priority of gaining political power seems to be in step with Obama’s and Reid’s. As long as someone else is picking up the tab, who cares? We have no one to blame but ourselves. Mike Wilburt Littleton

Single-payer health care option will work It’s been perfectly clear from the beginning that a simple world-class singlepayer plan tailored to the particular characteristics of America is what will work and what people want. Let’s start over and create a health car system that is for the people. Chris and Julie Brockman Franklinton

Haitians — noteworthy spirits The current disaster Haiti is experiencing seems almost too much for anyone to have

to bear, let alone a group of people who were already suffering. My prayers and my hat are off to them. Not just for surviving, but for how they survive. Conventional thought has proclaimed ‘life cannot be sustained more than three to four days without water, and five to seven days without food. Haitians are still being rescued 10, 11, even 12 days without access to either! Since Haitians are most definitely human, their survival must be linked to what we all really are — spirit. Haitian people are obviously very strong spirits. When you think about their normal lifestyle, that bears acknowledgment. Now under extreme duress and stress, they are demonstrating a spirit nearly beyond belief. I think we could all learn from our Haitians brothers and sisters. Being strong in spirit is ultimately the way to live. We never know if someday, we may become the ‘Haitians.’ John I. Mayo Creedmoor

Corporations shouldn’t have political rights In Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission the Supreme Court recently decided by a 5-4 vote to allow corporations to spend unlimited amounts on elections. This effectively overturns a hundred years of legislation designed to restrict the ever growing impact of corporations on our government and preserve the political

America’s “values” to justify a ban on waterboarding, passage of universal health care, sustaining legalized abortion, higher taxes for the wealthy, gay equality and — coming soon — a more expedient system for selecting a college football champion. Those all involve pursuing ideological ends, even if that fact is obscured with rhetorical blather about pragmatic means. A truly “ruthless pragmatist” might opt for summarily executing enemy combatants after torturing them with hot pokers. He might abandon anyone who can’t afford health insurance. He might ban abortion on the grounds that Social Security needs more young people or eliminate college football entirely as a needless distraction and a drain on resources. The philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote in 1909 that if everyone becomes a pragmatist, then “ironclads and Maxim guns must be the ultimate arbiters of metaphysical truth.” Russell’s point was that there’s nothing within pragmatism to delineate the proper and just limits of pragmatism. Our values, customs, traditions and principles provide the insulation against the corrosive acid of undiluted pragmatism. When you bundle these things together, it’s often called an ideology, and there’s no reason to apologize for having one.

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rights of actual citizens. Corporations are fictitious “persons” created under the law. In the middle of the 19th Century they were given “limited liability” so that investors could not be held liable for any more debt than what they had invested. Historians say that this was a necessary step in the flowering of capitalism and whatever benefits it has brought. However, an unintended consequence has been that, as corporations’ wealth has increased over time, they have gained increasing ability to affect and even determine the outcome of elections by pouring money into campaigns. Before it is too late Americans must confront the issue of whether unlimited corporate power is compatible with democracy. Is it prudent to allow fictitious “persons” to use their tremendous wealth to determine who can afford to run in primaries and to have a huge effect on who will ultimately win elections? The opinion of the Court appears to be that entities that don’t even exist in terms of flesh and blood have the same political rights as real citizens. Do we really want to further turn the operation of our government and military over to “persons” whose main concern is the profitability of multinational corporations? I think it’s time for legislation or an amendment to the Constitution saying that corporations are not entitled to political rights, which should be reserved to actual citizens. Ninian Beall, Jr. Butner


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One year ago: Eric Holder became the first black U.S. attorney general as he was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden. Iran sent its first domestically made satellite, Omid (“hope”), into orbit.

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On this date: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks deadlocked over the issue of Southern autonomy. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. In 1916, Canada’s original Parliament Buildings, in Ottawa, burned down. In 1924, the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, died in Washington, D.C. at age 67. In 1930, the chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, resigned for health reasons. (He died just over a month later.) In 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. An American Airlines Lockheed Electra crashed into New York’s East River, killing 65 of the 73 people on board. In 1966, the Soviet probe Luna 9 became the first manmade object to make a soft landing on the moon. In 1969, Yasser Arafat

Ten years ago: The flight data recorder from Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was recovered from the Pacific Ocean off California. The Senate voted 89-4 to confirm Alan Greenspan for a fourth term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 3, 1943, during World War II, the U.S. transport ship Dorchester, which was carrying troops to Greenland, sank after being hit by a German torpedo; of the more than 900 men aboard, only some 230 survived. Four Army chaplains gave their life belts to four other men, and went down with the ship.

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unwilling to step forward, DEAR ABBY: My husthen I seriously doubt time band, “Harry,” and I had a will heal this wound, so good marriage for 25 years, but we have grown apart and please don’t hold your breath expecting any invitations have agreed to divorce when when their clan gathers. our child finishes college. We just don’t have a lot in comDEAR ABBY: Ever since mon anymore. Harry is on my father died 15 years ago, the road a lot, and I have my my mother has pursued her own business. children’s friends and made My problem is I have fallen in love with Harry’s cousin them her own. Example: I “Cyrus.” We met 25 years ago live in another state and have had a best friend, “Anne,” for at my sister-in-law’s house and were instantly attracted. 20 years. Mom has gotten to know Anne quite well over My mother-in-law reintroduced us five years ago so we the years, through me. She now calls Anne long distance, could put invites her to come and stay together with her (without me), and a busiconsiders the two of them ness deal, and we best friends. became Last week when I talked close. to Anne, I learned that Mother will be joining us on a girls’ Cyrus is trip I had planned with my successful, closest friends. Mother has and he’s done this with my siblings’ generous Dear friends, too — taking them to me and on trips with her or inviting my child. I Abby them to visit. Since Dad’s have been Universal Press death, she has severed most secretly in Syndicate of their old friendships. Now, love with aside from our friends, her him all these years, and now he has fallen in love with me, only friends are her secretary and some of her employees. too. Because I plan to leave I’m having a hard time Harry does not mean I want with this because I can no to leave his family. I have longer be open about my a wonderful mother-in-law mother to Anne. Mom’s and great sisters-in-law, and relationship with Anne has I love being a part of their changed my relationship family. I enjoy the weddings, with my friend, and I resent family reunions and even the it. Is this normal? — COMmemorial services. PETING WITH MOM When I divorce Harry DEAR COMPETING: and marry Cyrus, I plan to No, but has it occurred to you remain part of the family, that after your father’s death, their friends may have ended but my sisters-in-law do not their relationship with your approve, and they no longer mother? According to my want to continue our friendmail, it happens quite often ship. If it doesn’t bother my because a widow may be soon-to-be-ex-husband, why perceived as a third wheel or should my continuing to ateven a threat. tend family reunions bother Your mother may be them? And will time heal all competing with you (and wounds? — GOING CRAZY your siblings), or it could be a IN ALABAMA desperate attempt to be more DEAR GOING CRAZY: involved in your lives. Allow me to offer a clue. Does Anne know how Harry’s sisters appear to be uncomfortable this threetraditional in their beliefs way has made you feel? If so, and may consider you to how did she respond when be an adulteress who has you told her? If you have wronged their brother. If the discussed it, then it’s time to breach can be healed, Harry client recognize will fill that the problem will have to explain to them isn’t entirely your mother, that the divorce is also his and you may be mad at the idea because your marriage has been over for years. How- wrong person. ever, if your soon-to-be-ex is

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Top uniformed officer: Gay ban should be lifted By ANNE FLAHERTY and ANNE GEARAN Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON — The military’s top uniformed officer declared Tuesday that gays should be allowed to serve openly in uniform, arguing that it is “the right thing to do.” Adm. Mike Mullen’s statement was the AP Photo/Paul Sancya strongest yet from the uniformed military on this volatile issue, although he stressed that he was “speaking for myself and In this Jan. 28 photo, Gregory Holm sprays water on an abandoned house in Detroit. The two artmyself only.” He told the ists who are encasing the home in ice are hoping their effort inspires and helps draw attention to Senate Armed Services the housing crisis that has battered the nation. Photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Committee Tuesday he Radune spent weeks spraying water on the home for the Ice House Detroit project. is deeply troubled by a policy that forces people to “lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens.” Mullen said he knows many will disagree about abandoning the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and said there are practical costs halted construction been built, it dead-ends By MIKE BAKER obstacles to lifting the decades ago. just inside the national Associated Press Writer 1993 ban. Shuler said it has been park west of Bryson City, But he said he thinks earning it the “road-toRALEIGH — The feder- evident for years that the military can handle it. the road would never be nowhere” nickname. al government has agreed Mullen is chairman of the Supporters of the road to pay a $52 million settle- constructed. Joint Chiefs of Staff and “This settlement will had previously argued ment so it will not have chief military adviser to bring much-needed rethat it would give those to complete the so-called President Barack Obama. forced out by the flooding “road-to-nowhere” through sources to Swain County Defense Secretary Robaccess to family cemeterNorth Carolina’s mountain for decades to come,” ert Gates told the panel he ies, although officials have is tapping his chief legal Shuler said. wilderness, officials said balked at an estimated David Monteith, 63, Tuesday, ending a dispute adviser and a four-star $600 million price tag to one of the area’s county that began during World Army general to lead a complete the road. commissioners who had War II. landmark study on how The National Park family members displaced The payments destined the military would lift its Service plans to continue for Swain County will be a by the dam project, said ban on openly gay service he opposes the settlement. providing an annual trans- members. boon for the area: The full portation to the cemeterHe said 6,000 people left settlement is four times Pentagon counsel Jeh their homes and land after ies, Shuler said. the county’s annual budJohnson and Gen. Carter Interior Secretary Ken officials argued that a dam get, and officials plan to Salazar will be in North only draw from the annual would help produce elecCarolina on Saturday to tricity that could increase interest payments, with sign the settlement agreeproduction of aluminum the remainder staying in ment — a deal celebrated for World War II planes a state account that can by environmental groups. and bombs. be used only if the voters “The wildest region of The government had agree to access it. By DISPATCH STAFF the park will stay wild, promised the area a road North Carolina Rep. and future generations once the money was Heath Shuler said the The city council will will be able to experience available after the war, agreement will nullify a meet at 6 p.m. Monday, its isolation and granMonteith said. 1943 pact that required Feb. 15, for a special deur,” said Don Barger, “We were promised a the federal government to workshop to discuss joint senior director of the Naroad. It’s what we defunding/contracts with build the 30-mile roadway tional Parks Conservation Vance County. serve,” Monteith said. into an undeveloped area Additionally, the council Association’s southeast Because only seven in Great Smoky Mounwill meet at 6 p.m. Tuesregional office. miles of the road had tains National Park along the Tennessee line. The government had promised to replace a highway that was flooded to build a dam, but environmental concerns and high

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen hold a briefing Monday at the Pentagon. Ham, who leads Army forces in Europe, will conduct the yearlong assessment. Sen. John McCain, the ranking committtee Republican, publicly bristled at the Pentagon’s decision to launch a yearlong study into allowing gays to serve, saying he is “deeply disappointed” and calling the assessment “clearly biased” because it presumes the law should be changed. McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said the current policy is not ideal, but that it has been effective. McCain said he wanted to hear more from the military on this issue. But Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested that lawmakers keep the intensity of debate in tow until the military can get a better handle on how to

proceed. He told the panel: “Keep the impact it will have on our forces firmly in mind.” Ham is a former enlisted infantryman who rose through the ranks to eventually command troops in northern Iraq in 2004 and hold senior positions within the Joint Staff. Recently, he helped conduct an investigation into the shootings by a soldier at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. As the Pentagon’s top legal counsel, Johnson has played an integral role into the effort to try to close the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Gates’ announcement marked a measured step toward President Barack Obama’s goal of eliminating the military’s policy against gays, which is based on a 1993 law.

City council will meet on joint funding, contracts with county day, Feb. 16, for a special workshop to discuss privatizing the municipal sanitation service. Both sessions will be in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. Send comments to news@ hendersondispatch.com.

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Area prep sports set to resume Thursday By DAILY DISPATCH STAFF

With schools canceled around the area again as a result of the weekend weather, Wednesday’s local sports schedule has seen more changes. While all of the area schools have postponed Wednesday’s games, sports are expected to

resume on Thursday, with a host of makeup games scheduled. Kerr-Vance is planning to host Halifax Academy Thursday, with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m. and the boys following at 7:30 p.m. These are a makeup games from Friday. Tuesday’s canceled basketball games with visiting St. David’s

have been moved to Monday at KVA, and Wednesday’s wrestling match with Granville Central was postponed until a later date. Southern Vance and J.F. Webb have moved their basketball games to Saturday in Oxford, with tips scheduled for 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Southern and Northern Vance will not wrestle

Making their final decisions

WAKE FOREST 62, MIAMI 53

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Indianapolis defensive end Dwight Freeney answers a question during media day for Super Bowl XLIV Tuesday in Miami.

Freeney still hopes to play MIAMI (AP) — Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney still hopes to play in the Super Bowl despite a torn ligament in his right ankle. “Hopefully, towards the end of the week it starts to get better,” Freeney said at Tuesday’s media day. “The decision will come later on in the week. It’s kind of early now.” An All-Pro player, Freeney wore a pair of flip-flops to the morning session. His injured ankle was unwrapped. “Very discouraging” was how he described his inability to practice for Sunday’s NFL title game against the New Orleans Saints. “The competitor in me says they’ll never stop me from being on the field,” he said with a laugh before adding: “There’s some pain there definitely, with throwing everything at it, all types of techniques, to find the best thing to get this thing as good as possible. You name it, I’ve probably done it.” Freeney injured the ankle in the AFC championship game against the New York Jets and said the chances of working out later this week weren’t good. He’s the only starter on either team who might miss the game because of injury. Despite everything, his teammates still believe Freeney will be on the field Sunday. Defensive lineman Raheem Brock, who would replace Freeney in the lineup, took it a step further. “I think he’ll be back and playing third downs. And I think he’ll be effective, until I see something different,” Brock said.

at SVHS Wednesday. As it stands, Southern’s basketball teams will be at Cardinal Gibbons Thursday and home to host Orange on Friday. Northern will not play its scheduled basketball games with Orange Wednesday, but is planning to travel to Cardinal Gibbons for games on Friday.

Heels expected to have a top-30 class on signing day BY BRIANA GORMAN The Herald Sun

Mississippi missed freshman big man Reginald Buckner, who sat out his second straight game with a sprained ankle. Ole Miss certainly could have used Buckner’s presence. Kentucky shot 50 percent from the field and outscored the Rebels 44-30 in the paint. With more than 20 NBA scouts and a handful of general managers on hand, all eyes were on Wall’s play. The rest of the packed house at Rupp Arena was a little more focused on his demeanor. He created a small furor over the weekend when he told reporters he “wasn’t having any fun” after the Wildcats beat Vanderbilt. The freshman expressed frustration with Calipari and his own inability to live up to the

CHAPEL HILL — When high school seniors sit down to sign their national letters of intent today, fans will be pouring over the rankings of each school’s recruiting class. And while North Carolina’s recruiting class of 2010 has been ranked anywhere from No. 24 to No. 29, the most important thing for the Tar Heels was not rankings but filling holes. "It’s not going to be as high profile, but I think the main thing is that they filled all their key needs," said Don Callahan, a recruiting analyst for www.InsideCarolina.com. "I think a lot of people are going to look where it’s ranked and all the stars, but they got the positions that they need and they got their first pick in a lot of those positions." The Tar Heels’ most pressing needs were along the offensive and defensive lines and at wide receiver. UNC’s offensive line got most of the attention after it struggled during the 2009 season, when injuries and graduation departures from the 2008 unit left little depth. Offensive tackle James Hurst (6-5, 285 pounds) out of Plainfield, Ind., was UNC’s lone five-star recruit and was one of the first commitments of the class of 2010. He and three-star offensive tackle T.J. Leifheit of Wilmington both enrolled in January. The others expected to sign today are three-star center Russell Bodine of Fork Union, Va., and two-star guard Nick Appel of Arlington, Va. The Tar Heels also are expected to sign a pair of small, speedy three-star receivers in Reggie Wilkins of Shelby and Brendon Felder of Monroeville, Pa. UNC also is on the list of four-star receiver prospect Markeith Ambles (6-2, 182) from McDonough, Ga., who also has Tennessee and Southern California on his short list. But while UNC’s line recruits on offense were determined fairly early, the Tar Heels’ defensive line prospects looked shaky until a few weeks ago. That is when Lane Kiffin suddenly departed Tennessee for Southern California the first week of January, and UNC picked up one of the top defensive lineman in the country. Four-star recruit Brandon Willis (6-2, 255) out of Duncan, S.C., switched his commitment from Tennessee and already is enrolled at UNC. He highlights a group that will include four-star recruit Kareem Martin (6-6, 240) from Roanoke Rapids and

Please see WILDCATS, page 4B

Please see SIGNING DAY, page 3B

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Miami’s Durand Scott drives past Wake Forest’s Chas McFarland during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Winston-Salem.

Wake withstands late rally

Smith, Harris lead Deacons in win over Hurricanes By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer

WINSTON-SALEM — C.J. Harris scored 12 points to help Wake Forest hold off Miami 6253 on Tuesday night. Ishmael Smith added 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Demon Deacons (15-5, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who built a big first-half lead and spent the rest of the night protecting that margin. Wake Forest hardly looked sharp, shooting just 41 percent, committing too many turnovers and getting beaten on the glass to help the Hurricanes hang around in the second half. Wake Forest led by 17 points midway through the opening half before Miami (16-6, 2-6) clawed back to within three points with about 5 1/2 minutes

left. But the Hurricanes came up empty on six straight possessions when the game hung in the balance, sending them to their fifth loss in six games. Freshman Garrius Adams led Miami with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. The Hurricanes won the first meeting earlier this month, using James Dews’ follow with 30 seconds left, then rebounding a missed last-possession jumper from Smith to seal a 67-66 victory. There wasn’t anything like that kind of drama this time around, with the Hurricanes never recovering from a miserable start even though they fought the entire night. The Hurricanes couldn’t put AP Photo/Chuck Burton together a game-turning run. After trailing 36-27 at halfWake Forest’s Ishmael Smith drives past Miami’s Durand Scott Please see DEACONS, page 4B during the first half Tuesday.

Wall leads Wildcats to win over Rebels By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Wall shook off a recent slump to score 17 points to go with seven assists while leading No. 4 Kentucky to an 85-75 win over No. 25 Mississippi on Tuesday night. DeMarcus Cousins added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (21-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference), who built an early double-digit lead then held off a couple of second-half rallies by the Rebels. Even better for the Wildcats was the steady play of Wall, who was all smiles following a meeting with coach John Calipari to clear the air after both expressed frustration over the freshman’s AP Photo/Ed Reinke recent play. Terrico White led MissisKentucky’s John Wall dunks the ball in front of Mississippi’s Eniel Polynice sippi (16-6, 4-4) with 19 points and Chris Warren added 15 but during the first half of their game on Tuesday.


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Two-minute drill Local Sports 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 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.

Tennis clinic to be held at the YMCA Northern Vance tennis coach Jeff Arthurs and Kerr-Vance tennis coach Dave Donaldson will be holding a tennis clinic at the Henderson YMCA on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 2 until 4 p.m. The clinic is for ages 8-14, and the cost is $20. YMCA members and non-members can participate. Those interested should sign up at the YMCA by Friday, Feb. 5.

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 Football McNeill adds four assistants to ECU staff GREENVILLE (AP) — Ruffin McNeill has added four assistants to his first coaching staff at East Carolina. McNeill on Tuesday hired three of his former Texas Tech colleagues: offensive line coach Brandon Jones, running backs coach Clay McGuire and outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons. Defensive tackles coach Marc Yellock joins the Pirates after four years at Elon. Jones coached linemen at Sam Houston State last season after spending two years with McNeill on the Red Raiders’ staff. McGuire had been on Texas Tech’s staff since 2006, starting as an intern and rising to running backs coach. Simmons was receiver Michael Crabtree’s position coach in Lubbock. Yellock played for the Pirates from 1997-2000 and was a defensive staff assistant in Greenville from 2004-05.

NFL Jets fine Ryan $50K for obscene gesture NEW YORK (AP) — Jets coach Rex Ryan has been fined $50,000 by the team for making an obscene gesture at a mixed martial arts event last weekend. The team’s decision Tuesday comes after a smiling Ryan was caught gesturing by a cell phone camera at the competition in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday night. Ryan apologized the next day, calling his actions “stupid and inappropriate.” General manager Mike Tannenbaum had said the organization was disappointed and would address the matter internally. The coach also could be fined by the NFL under its personal conduct policy.

Reports: Texans to keep Kubiak through 2012 HOUSTON (AP) — Coach Gary Kubiak has agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the Houston Texans through the 2012 season according to two reports Tuesday. The new deal voids the last year of the five-year contract he signed when he joined the team in 2006 and is for the next three seasons according to the Houston Chronicle and Houston television station KRIV. He told the two outlets he wanted this so his contract would end the same year as his assistant coaches.

NBA Crittenton won’t contest season-long suspension NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA players’ association says it will not appeal Javaris Crittenton’s suspension for having a gun in the Washington Wizards’ locker room. Crittenton and teammate Gilbert Arenas were suspended for the season without pay last Wednesday by NBA commissioner David Stern. Though Arenas said immediately he would not contest the penalty, Crittenton wanted to weigh his options. Executive director Billy Hunter said in a statement Tuesday that Crittenton has informed the NBPA that he won’t challenge the suspension. “Javaris has said that he believes far more good will be done by moving forward and focusing on the future,” Hunter said. “We respect his decision and accordingly no grievance will be filed on his behalf.”

Sports on TV Wednesday, Feb. 3 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. n ESPN2 — DePaul at Marquette 9 p.m. n ESPN2 — Kansas at Colorado 11 p.m.

n ESPN2 — Idaho at Utah St.

NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. n ESPN — Miami at Boston 10:30 p.m. n ESPN — Phoenix at Denver

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Pirates fall to Central Florida, 67-56 GREENVILLE (AP) — Taylor Young scored 16 points to lead Central Florida to a 67-56 victory over East Carolina on Tuesday night. Young was 3-for-3 from beyond the arc and had six assists as the Golden Knights (11-11, 3-5 Conference USA) broke a three-game losing streak. UCF led 24-23 at

halftime, but extended its lead to 45-31 on Isaac Sosa’s 3-pointer with 11:03 left. The advantage stayed in double figures for the remainder of the game as the Golden Knights shot 52.2 percent from the field (12-for-23) in the second half. Sosa had 14 points and A.J. Tyler added 10 points and nine rebounds

for UCF. East Carolina (7-15, 1-7), which has lost seven of its past eight, shot only 36.7 percent from the field (11-for-30) in the second half and committed 20 turnovers in the game. Jamar Abrams led East Carolina with 28 points and Brock Young had eight assists.

UCF 67, East Carolina 56

UCF (11-11): Tyler 5-10 0-0 10, Clanton 0-5 2-2 2, Young 4-6 5-6 16, Rompza 2-6 1-2 5, Jordan 2-6 5-6 9, Scott 0-0 0-0 0, Sosa 5-10 0-0 14, Diakite 0-4 2-2 2, Gaynor 4-5 0-0 9. Totals 22-52 15-18 67. East Carolina (7-15): Morrow 3-7 2-6 8, Abrams 11-17 1-1 28, Straughn 2-5 0-0 5, Young 4-16 0-0 9, Gaines 0-0 0-0 0, Sherrod 1-7 3-4 6, Wynn 0-0 0-0 0, Joyner 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 6-11 56. Halftime—UCF 24-23. 3-Point Goals—UCF 8-18 (Sosa 4-8, Young 3-3, Gaynor 1-1, Diakite 0-1, Rompza 0-2, Jordan 0-3), East Carolina 8-19 (Abrams 5-7, Young 1-3, Straughn 1-4, Sherrod 1-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—UCF 26 (Tyler 9), East Carolina 38 (Young 8). Assists—UCF 14 (Young 6), East Carolina 15 (Young 8). Total Fouls—UCF 13, East Carolina 15. Technical— Sherrod. Att.—3,589.

Western Illinois rallies past NC Central, 53-50 DURHAM (AP) — David Nurse had 15 points and eight rebounds and Western Illinois rallied to beat North Carolina Central 53-50 on Tuesday night. Western Illinois (9-13) trailed by 13 in the first half after shooting 4-for-20

from the field. The Leathernecks improved to 64.7 percent in the second half (11-for-17) to snap a twogame skid. N.C. Central (4-20) led 33-20 with 12:46 left, then Western Illinois used a 16-2 run — capped by a Nurse

3-pointer — to pull ahead 36-35 with 7:34 to go. The Eagles briefly regained the lead, then Nurse hit another 3 to give the Leathernecks the lead for good. N.C. Central pulled within 51-50 on two C.J. Wilkerson free throws with

11 seconds left, but Ceola Clark made two foul shots with 9 seconds to go. Michael Glasker missed two free throws for the Eagles with 4 seconds left. Wilkerson led N.C. Central, which has lost five straight, with 20 points.

LeBron, Shaq cool down Grizzlies capped a seven-point run, James picked up a loose ball in front of the Grizzlies’ bench, calmly measured his shot and drained a 3-pointer to put Cleveland back in control. O’Neal doesn’t have to dominate the way he once did, but that doesn’t mean he can’t take over. In the second quarter, the 37-year-old showed no signs of aging, imposing his will on the Grizzlies’ quality frontline of Randolph and Mark Gasol. O’Neal scored seven straight points — two on a nifty spin move — before feeding James for a layup as the Cavs took a 15-point lead.

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND — LeBron James tied a career high with 15 assists and Shaquille O’Neal ruled underneath, collecting 13 points and 13 rebounds in 21 minutes to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the worn-down Memphis Grizzlies 105-89 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight victory. James scored 22 but was more focused on setting up his teammates. It was the fifth time in six games he has had at least 10 assists, accepting the challenge of running Cleveland’s offense while the club waits for guards Mo Williams and Delonte West to return from injuries. Cleveland has won its past four games by an average of 19 points. Rudy Gay scored 15 for Memphis, playing its fourth game in five nights. Zach Randolph finished with eight points — 13 below his average — on 3-of-14 shooting and O.J. Mayo had 10 on a 4-of-15 night. The Grizzlies were coming off a two-point home win over the Los Angeles Lakers, but they lacked the legs or energy to run with the Cavaliers, who lead the NBA with a 39-11

Cleveland 105, Memphis 89

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Cleveland’s LeBron James dunks against Memphis in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game. record and improved to 10-0 against Western Conference teams at home this season. Before the game, Cleveland’s coaches stressed the importance of stopping Memphis’ inside game, writing “Defend the paint” on the dry-erase board in the Cavs’ locker room. The Grizzlies came in leading

the league with 52 points per game in the paint, but with O’Neal blocking four shots, the Cavs never let Memphis’ big men get comfortable and outscored the Grizzlies 65-34 in the lane. Cleveland built an 18-point halftime lead and never let the Grizzlies get closer than 16 in the second half. After Mayo’s 3-pointer

Memphis: Gay 7-14 1-2 15, Randolph 3-14 2-3 8, Gasol 4-9 2-2 10, Conley 1-6 1-2 3, Mayo 4-15 1-1 10, Tinsley 5-8 2-3 12, Thabeet 0-2 6-6 6, Haddadi 0-1 0-0 0, Carroll 4-8 0-0 8, Hudson 3-8 2-2 8, Ma.Williams 2-2 0-0 5, Hunter 2-5 0-2 4. Totals 35-92 17-23 89. Cleveland: James 7-14 7-7 22, Hickson 6-12 3-4 15, O’Neal 6-10 1-4 13, Gibson 6-11 2-2 16, Parker 3-5 1-1 8, Ilgauskas 6-10 2-2 14, Moon 1-6 0-0 2, Varejao 3-4 2-2 8, J.Williams 1-5 2-2 5, Green 1-1 0-0 2, D.Jackson 0-1 0-0 0, C.Jackson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 40-81 20-24 105. -----------------------------------Memphis 16 21 25 27 — 89 Cleveland 28 27 31 19 — 105 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Memphis 2-14 (Ma.Williams 1-1, Mayo 1-4, Tinsley 0-1, Gay 0-1, Haddadi 0-1, Hudson 0-2, Conley 0-4), Cleveland 5-18 (Gibson 2-6, Parker 1-1, J.Williams 1-3, James 1-4, C.Jackson 0-1, Ilgauskas 0-1, Moon 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Memphis 54 (Mayo 6), Cleveland 54 (O’Neal 13). Assists— Memphis 17 (Mayo 4), Cleveland 27 (James 15). Total Fouls—Memphis 21, Cleveland 18. Technicals—Cleveland defensive three second. Att.—20,562 (20,562).

Jets’ QB Sanchez to have surgery on left knee By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will have surgery on his left knee and is expected to be ready well before training camp. The team said Tuesday that the operation, which will repair the patella ligament that holds the

kneecap in place, will be performed by team doctors in the next few weeks. Sanchez, who led the Jets to the AFC title game in his rookie season, will need two months to recover and will miss some early offseason workouts. General manager Mike Tannenbaum has said the quarterback would be ready in time for training camp in

July if he had surgery. The Daily News of New York first reported Sanchez’s decision. Sanchez dislocated the kneecap during fall practice before his junior season at Southern California. He has worn a brace on the knee since, but aggravated the injury against Carolina on Nov. 29. He had both knees exam-

ined by team doctors last week and sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., before deciding on surgery. It is expected to help prevent future tweaks to the kneecap area. “I think everyone’s on the same page,” Tannenbaum said last week. “It’s not going to be anything major.”

Bengals’ Maualuga pleads guilty to DUI COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga pleaded guilty to drunken driving Tuesday and received a suspended sentence. The rookie linebacker was arrested four days ago after police said he hit a parking meter and two parked cars in northern Kentucky. He was charged with drunken and careless driving, and a court hearing was scheduled for Feb. 25. He changed his plea to guilty on the drunkendriving charge Tuesday and received a suspended seven-day jail sentence. The careless driving charge was dropped. Maualuga had his driver’s license suspended for 90 days and was ordered to participate in an alcohol and

drug education program. Maualuga also was put on probation for two years and ordered to pay $884 in a fine plus court costs. He’ll also have to make restitution for damages from the accident, which haven’t been determined yet. In a statement released through his agents, Maualuga apologized “for letting everyone down and making a terrible decision to drive under the influence. I wanted to acknowledge fault quickly and accept the consequences for my actions, which are the same that anyone else facing these charges would receive.” Maualuga was a secondround draft pick out of Southern California last year. He quickly became a starter and a fan favorite

for his hard-hitting play. He ranked fourth on the team in tackles when he broke his left ankle during a game against Kansas City on Dec. 27, forcing him to miss the final regular-season game and a 26-14 playoff loss to the Jets. After appearing in court

Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Tuesday by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 8-5-5 Late Pick 3: 2-9-3 Pick 4: 1-2-6-8 Cash 5: 19-35-11-1-15

Tuesday, Maualuga told reporters he was sorry “for bringing such great humiliation and embarrassment to the team. ... I will learn from this and become a better person and a better man from all this. And I will assure you that this will never happen again.” RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Tuesday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 4-9-5 Pick 4: 2-3-9-9 Cash 5: 2-6-21-27-34 These numbers were drawn Tuesday night: Pick 3: 5-5-3 Pick 4: 7-6-0-3 Cash 5: 15-20-22-27-32 Mega Mill.: 6-7-26-27-49 Mega Ball: 9


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SIGNING DAY, from page 1B three-star players Tim Jackson and Quinton Alton — who picked UNC on Tuesday. “It looked kind of scary at first with the defensive linemen, but they were able to regroup,” Callahan said. “The Willis thing was huge. For him to switch like he did really helped.” The Tar Heels also are waiting to hear from three other defensive linemen today. Ethan Farmer (6-2, 260) from Tabor City is expected to decide between UNC and Clemson, while Carlos Gray from Pinson, Ala., and Terry Talbott of Huber Heights, Ohio, also are expected to announce today. Callahan said the success of UNC going to backto-back bowl games for the first time since 1997-98 and the projection that at least five defensive players could be drafted next year has helped the Tar Heels this recruiting season. “For a while there, they

NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 30 16 .652 — Toronto 26 23 .531 5 1/2 New York 18 29 .383 12 1/2 Philadelphia 16 31 .340 14 1/2 New Jersey 4 43 .085 26 1/2 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 33 16 .673 — Atlanta 30 17 .638 2 Charlotte 24 23 .511 8 Miami 24 24 .500 8 1/2 Washington 16 31 .340 16 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 39 11 .780 — Chicago 23 23 .500 14 Milwaukee 21 26 .447 16 1/2 Indiana 17 32 .347 21 1/2 Detroit 16 31 .340 21 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 30 18 .625 — San Antonio 27 19 .587 2 Houston 26 22 .542 4 Memphis 26 22 .542 4 New Orleans 26 22 .542 4 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 33 15 .688 — Utah 29 18 .617 3 1/2 Portland 29 21 .580 5 Oklahoma City 27 21 .563 6 Minnesota 11 38 .224 22 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 37 12 .755 — Phoenix 29 21 .580 8 1/2 L.A. Clippers 21 27 .438 15 1/2 Sacramento 16 31 .340 20 Golden State 13 34 .277 23 Tuesday’s Games Indiana 130, Toronto 115 Cleveland 105, Memphis 89 Orlando 99, Milwaukee 82 Detroit 97, New Jersey 93 L.A. Clippers 90, Chicago 82 Oklahoma City 106, Atlanta 99 Houston 119, Golden State 97 Wednesday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Summaries

Indiana 130, Toronto 115

Toronto: Belinelli 7-13 4-5 21, Bosh 13-22 9-12 35, Bargnani 14-21 2-6 34, Jack 1-6 2-2 4, Weems 0-3 0-0 0, Calderon 2-6 0-0 5, Johnson 3-6 0-1 6, Wright 0-8 4-4 4, Nesterovic 1-4 0-0 2, Banks 0-2 4-4 4, O’Bryant 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-92 25-34 115. Indiana: Granger 8-19 7-7 23, Murphy 8-12 2-2 20, Hibbert 7-12 4-4 18, Watson 4-8 7-8 15, Rush 5-8 0-0 13, Dunleavy 3-5 5-5 12, D.Jones 1-5 6-6 8, Price 3-4 2-3 8, Head 5-11 0-0 13, McRoberts 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 44-84 33-35 130. -----------------------------------Toronto 34 19 33 29 — 115 Indiana 32 26 42 30 — 130 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Toronto 8-20 (Bargnani 4-6, Belinelli 3-4, Calderon 1-3, Jack 0-2, Wright 0-5), Indiana 9-24 (Rush 3-4, Head 3-5, Murphy 2-5, Dunleavy 1-3, Watson 0-1, Price 0-1, Granger 0-5). Fouled Out—Murphy. Rebounds—Toronto 54 (Bosh 15), Indiana 48 (Murphy 14). Assists—Toronto 27 (Calderon 8), Indiana 24 (Watson 11). Total Fouls—Toronto 28, Indiana 27. Technicals—Toronto defensive three second. Att.—11,191 (18,165).

Orlando 99, Milwaukee 82 Milwaukee: Delfino 2-13 4-4 8, Mbah a Moute 1-4 0-0 2, Bogut 5-11 0-2 10, Jennings 1-7 0-0 2, Bell 5-11 0-0 13, Ridnour 5-11 1-1 13, Ilyasova 2-7 3-5 8, Thomas 4-7 0-0 8, Stackhouse 2-6 0-0 5, Warrick 4-7 1-6 9, Meeks 1-4 0-1 2, Gadzuric 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 33-91 9-19 82. Orlando: Barnes 2-5 7-8 11, Lewis 5-16 1-2 13, Howard 7-10 8-13 22, Williams 4-8 1-1 11, Carter 7-15 1-3 17, Gortat 3-6 0-0 6, Redick 4-5 4-5 15, Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Anderson 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 33-71 24-34 99. -----------------------------------Milwaukee 26 10 21 25 — 82 Orlando 23 27 25 24 — 99 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 7-22 (Bell 3-5, Ridnour 2-4, Stackhouse 1-3, Ilyasova 1-3, Meeks 0-1, Jennings 0-3, Delfino 0-3), Orlando 9-16 (Redick 3-4, Carter 2-3, Williams 2-3, Lewis 2-4, Anderson 0-1, Barnes 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 51 (Bogut 10), Orlando 65 (Howard 11). Assists—Milwaukee 17 (Jennings, Ridnour 4), Orlando 21 (Carter 7). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 24, Orlando 15. Technicals—Milwaukee defensive three second, Redick. Att.—17,461 (17,461).

were talking about what Butch Davis can do and what he’s done at Miami,” Callahan said. “Now there’s actually some substance to it, because he’s actually been able to do those things and will be doing those things at North Carolina.”

Blue Devils looking for players that fit Duke coach David Cutcliffe and his staff aren’t big believers in the rankings, as well. The Blue Devils pride themselves on finding talented — if not always highly rated — players who fit what they’re trying to do. Last year’s class included a two-star wide receiver prospect named Conner Vernon. He already is a star for the Blue Devils, having earned freshman All-America honors his first year out of high school. Scout.com currently ranks Duke’s class at 69th out of 120 Football Bowl Subdivision programs. Detroit 97, New Jersey 93

Detroit: Prince 7-15 0-0 15, Jerebko 2-6 2-2 6, Wallace 4-6 0-0 8, Stuckey 6-17 9-12 21, Hamilton 9-16 3-4 22, Villanueva 0-2 0-0 0, Bynum 5-8 0-0 10, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Gordon 2-6 2-2 7, Maxiell 3-6 2-4 8. Totals 38-82 18-24 97. New Jersey: Hayes 5-10 0-0 11, Yi 1-12 1-1 3, Lopez 11-16 5-8 27, Harris 7-14 10-11 24, Lee 5-9 2-2 15, Humphries 3-8 3-4 9, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Douglas-Roberts 0-1 0-0 0, Quinn 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 33-73 23-28 93. -----------------------------------Detroit 24 19 28 26 — 97 New Jersey 29 19 19 26 — 93 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Detroit 3-8 (Prince 1-1, Hamilton 1-2, Gordon 1-4, Jerebko 0-1), New Jersey 4-15 (Lee 3-4, Hayes 1-3, Quinn 0-1, Williams 0-1, Harris 0-3, Yi 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Detroit 49 (Prince 8), New Jersey 46 (Humphries 12). Assists—Detroit 24 (Stuckey 8), New Jersey 24 (Harris 14). Total Fouls—Detroit 20, New Jersey 18. Technicals—Hamilton. Att.—9,417 (18,974).

L.A. Clippers 90, Chicago 82

L.A. Clippers: Butler 6-8 1-2 16, Camby 5-10 1-2 11, Kaman 10-20 1-2 21, B.Davis 4-13 0-0 8, Gordon 7-15 7-10 24, Smith 3-5 0-1 6, Collins 0-4 0-0 0, R.Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Thornton 2-6 0-0 4, B.Brown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-82 10-17 90. Chicago: Deng 6-14 4-4 18, Gibson 3-6 0-0 6, Noah 4-6 0-1 8, Rose 7-20 2-2 16, Hinrich 3-9 4-5 10, Thomas 1-5 7-8 9, Salmons 1-4 0-0 2, Miller 1-7 0-1 3, D.Brown 2-5 0-0 5, Pargo 1-2 0-0 3, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-79 17-21 82. -----------------------------------L.A. Clippers 31 19 28 12 — 90 Chicago 26 16 21 19 — 82 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—L.A. Clippers 6-14 (Butler 3-3, Gordon 3-7, Collins 0-1, B.Davis 0-3), Chicago 5-15 (Deng 2-4, Pargo 1-1, D.Brown 1-2, Miller 1-3, Rose 0-1, Hinrich 0-1, Salmons 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Clippers 49 (Kaman 11), Chicago 56 (Thomas 9). Assists—L.A. Clippers 21 (B.Davis 7), Chicago 18 (Rose 4). Total Fouls—L.A. Clippers 15, Chicago 16. Technicals—L.A. Clippers defensive three second. Att.—19,335 (20,917).

Oklahoma City 106, Atlanta 99

Atlanta: Williams 2-7 0-0 4, Jos.Smith 6-9 3-4 15, Horford 5-10 4-6 14, Bibby 3-8 4-5 12, Johnson 13-20 8-8 37, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Crawford 4-8 0-0 9, Pachulia 1-3 0-0 2, Teague 1-4 0-0 2, J. Smith 0-2 2-2 2, West 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 36-75 21-25 99. Oklahoma City: Durant 9-18 14-14 33, Green 7-15 2-3 19, Krstic 4-7 0-0 8, Westbrook 5-16 2-2 12, Sefolosha 3-7 3-4 9, Maynor 1-5 0-0 2, Ibaka 4-5 0-0 8, Collison 2-2 2-4 6, Harden 2-6 4-5 9. Totals 37-81 27-32 106. -----------------------------------Atlanta 22 27 23 27 — 99 Oklah. City 22 27 30 27 — 106 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Atlanta 6-14 (Johnson 3-6, Bibby 2-5, Crawford 1-2, Evans 0-1), Oklahoma City 5-15 (Green 3-4, Durant 1-3, Harden 1-4, Sefolosha 0-1, Westbrook 0-1, Maynor 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 42 (Jos.Smith, Williams 6), Oklahoma City 50 (Durant 11). Assists—Atlanta 16 (Bibby 6), Oklahoma City 20 (Westbrook 9). Total Fouls—Atlanta 24, Oklahoma City 16. Att.—17,360 (18,203).

Houston 119, Golden State 97

Golden State: Radmanovic 2-6 0-0 5, Tolliver 2-8 0-0 4, Biedrins 2-3 0-0 4, Curry 6-18 0-0 14, Ellis 13-22 6-9 34, Karl 5-13 1-2 12, Turiaf 2-4 1-2 5, George 2-8 0-0 4, Watson 4-11 1-2 9, Hunter 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 41-98 9-15 97. Houston: Battier 4-6 2-4 12, Scola 4-13 2-2 10, Hayes 3-4 1-1 7, Brooks 10-20 2-4 24, Ariza 6-16 5-5 18, Budinger 5-7 2-2 14, Landry 6-9 12-13 24, Andersen 4-6 0-0 8, Conroy 1-4 0-0 2, Dorsey 0-0 0-0 0, Cook 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 43-86 26-31 119. -----------------------------------Golden State 25 24 19 29 — 97 Houston 39 20 24 36 — 119 -----------------------------------3-Point Goals—Golden State 6-24 (Curry 2-5, Ellis 2-6, Radmanovic 1-3, Karl 1-4, George 0-3, Watson 0-3), Houston 7-22 (Battier 2-4, Budinger 2-4, Brooks 2-6, Ariza 1-6, Conroy 0-1, Andersen 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Golden State 45 (Biedrins 8), Houston 66 (Hayes 13). Assists—Golden State 23 (Karl 7), Houston 22 (Brooks 6). Total Fouls—Golden State 23, Houston 14. Att.—12,845 (18,043).

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF New Jersey 55 35 18 2 72 146 Pittsburgh 57 35 21 1 71 180 Philadelphia 54 28 23 3 59 163 N.Y. Rangers 56 25 24 7 57 143 N.Y. Islanders 56 23 25 8 54 143 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Buffalo 54 32 15 7 71 153 Ottawa 56 31 21 4 66 157 Montreal 57 26 25 6 58 146 Boston 54 23 22 9 55 131 Toronto 57 18 28 11 47 152 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 56 38 12 6 82 218 Florida 56 24 23 9 57 149 Tampa Bay 55 23 21 11 57 140 Atlanta 55 24 23 8 56 166

GA 125 161 149 154 172 GA 132 157 154 140 197 GA 150 161 163 176

The class of 20 includes five defensive linemen, a definite area of need. First, the Blue Devils lost Vince Oghobaase, Ayanga Okpokowuruk and Kinney Rucker to graduation. More recently — and unexpectedly — they lost John Drew, a serious contributor as a true freshman, and redshirt Brandon Putnam, who were dismissed from the program along with redshirt running back Kyle Griswould because of an on-campus gun charge. In the days leading up to signing day, those departures contributed to Duke picking up verbals from a couple of defensive tackles who were off the radar of many programs in part because of injury problems: Will Bryant (6-3, 290) out of Woodward Academy in Atlanta, and Steven Ingram (6-3, 280) from Southhaven (Miss.) High School made commitments over the weekend. The offensive line also is

a great area of need, and the crown jewel of the class might come from that spot. Laken Tomlinson (6-4, 285) out of Chicago, picked Duke over Ohio State among others. Duke has, however, lost a lineman. Alex Hill, a 300-pound prospect from Louisiana, recently withdrew his verbal commitment to Duke and committed to Illinois. Once again, Duke has made a mark close to home. The Blue Devils enter signing day with commitments from nine in-state prospects, matching their total from a year ago. Duke’s four classes prior to Cutcliffe’s arrival totaled 10 in-state signees.

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Second Period—2, Toronto, Kessel 18 (Ponikarovsky, Bozak), 2:23. 3, Toronto, Beauchemin 5 (Stempniak, Mitchell), 14:09 (pp). Penalties—Rosehill, Tor (tripping), 3:33; Letourneau-Leblond, NJ (interference), 7:53; Mottau, NJ (interference), 12:36. Third Period—None. Penalties—None. Shots on Goal—New Jersey 9-9-12—30. Toronto 9-12-5—26. Power-play opportunities—New Jersey 0 of 2; Toronto 1 of 4. Goalies—New Jersey, Danis 3-1-0 (26 shots-23 saves). Toronto, Giguere 5-8-5 (30-30). Att.—19,326 (18,819). Time—2:15.

55 19 29 7 45 147 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 55 37 14 4 78 180 Nashville 55 30 21 4 64 151 Detroit 55 26 19 10 62 142 St. Louis 55 24 22 9 57 143 Columbus 57 22 26 9 53 149 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Vancouver 55 34 19 2 70 180 Colorado 54 30 18 6 66 156 Calgary 56 27 21 8 62 143 Minnesota 56 27 25 4 58 155 Edmonton 54 17 31 6 40 141 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 55 36 10 9 81 187 Phoenix 57 34 18 5 73 155 Los Angeles 55 33 19 3 69 166 Dallas 56 25 20 11 61 161 Anaheim 56 26 23 7 59 155 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

180 GA 129 153 147 153 188 GA 135 143 145 167 186 GA 134 145 151 179 172

Tuesday’s Games Phoenix 1, Nashville 0, SO Washington 4, Boston 1 Toronto 3, New Jersey 0 Tampa Bay 2, Atlanta 1 Montreal 3, Vancouver 2 Dallas 4, Minnesota 2 Columbus at Colorado, 9 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Detroit at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Carolina at Calgary, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Summaries

Phoenix 1, Nashville 0 (SO)

Phoenix Nashville

0 0 0 0 — 1 0 0 0 0 — 0 Phoenix won shootout 2-1 -----------------------------------First Period—None. Second Period—None. Third Period—None. Overtime—None. Shootout—Phoenix 2 (Mueller NG, Korpikoski G, Doan NG, Vrbata NG, Prucha NG, Fiddler NG, Pyatt NG, Lombardi NG, Lang NG, Aucoin G), Nashville 1 (Goc NG, Erat NG, Legwand G, Hornqvist NG, St.Sullivan NG, Arnott NG, O’Reilly NG, Dumont NG, Ward NG, Weber NG). Shots on Goal—Phoenix 7-9-8-2—26. Nashville 6-5-11-3—25. Goalies—Phoenix, Bryzgalov. Nashville, Rinne. Att.—14,196 (17,113). Time—2:25.

Pack recruits hard out of the Triangle The Wolfpack’s list of verbal commitments has lots of local flavor, including highly touted wide receiver Tony Creecy out of Southern Durham.

Montreal 3, Vancouver 2

Vancouver 1 0 1 — 2 Montreal 2 0 1 — 3 -----------------------------------First Period—1, Montreal, S.Kostitsyn 2 (Pouliot), 5:56. 2, Vancouver, Samuelsson 19 (D.Sedin, Salo), 8:26 (pp). 3, Montreal, Lapierre 4 (Darche), 18:04. Second Period—None. Third Period—4, Montreal, Plekanec 14 (Pouliot, S.Kostitsyn), 9:14. 5, Vancouver, Kesler 14 (Salo, Demitra), 14:10 (pp). Shots on Goal—Vancouver 13-14-20—47. Montreal 9-10-9—28. Goalies—Vancouver, Luongo. Montreal, Halak. Att.—21,273 (21,273). Time—2:22.

Dallas 4, Minnesota 2

Minnesota 0 1 1 — 2 Dallas 1 2 1 — 4 -----------------------------------First Period—1, Dallas, Neal 22 (Skrastins, Eriksson), 11:00. Penalties—Havlat, Min (holding stick), 1:01; Clutterbuck, Min, major (fighting), 12:00; Ott, Dal, major (fighting), 12:00. Second Period—2, Dallas, Richards 16 (Modano, Lehtinen), 12:54 (pp). 3, Minnesota, Latendresse 17 (Burns, Nolan), 19:10 (pp). 4, Dallas, Modano 13 (Morrow, Benn), 19:35. Penalties—Morrow, Dal (roughing), 4:14; Hnidy, Min (hooking), 10:48; Belanger, Min (hooking), 12:37; Clutterbuck, Min, major (fighting), 15:28; Ott, Dal, served by Brunnstrom, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 15:28; Fistric, Dal (holding), 18:09. Third Period—5, Minnesota, Brunette 15 (Koivu, Johnsson), 16:03. 6, Dallas, Benn 11, 16:56. Penalties—Ott, Dal (interference), 19:04.

The Pack, whose class is ranked No. 37 by Scout. com, also has commitments from three former area high school players: offensive lineman Rob Crisp and safety Pete Singer, who played at Chapel Hill High before transferring to Raleigh Athens Drive for their senior season; and running back Tobais Palmer, a Northwood High product who will be returning home from Georgia Military Junior College.

Verbal commitments Duke (20)

Issac Blakeney, 6-5, 210, DB-LB, Monroe; Anthony Boone, 6-2, 222, QB, Matthews; Brandon Braxton, 6-2, 185, WR, Charlotte; Kelby Brown, 6-2, 210, LB, Charlotte; Jamal Bruce, 6-2, 265, DT, Hogansville, Ga.; Will Bryant, 6-3, 290, DT, Atlanta; Takoby Cofield, 6-6, 290, OL, Tarboro; Brandon Connette, 6-2, 190, QB, Corona, Calif.; Braxton Deaver, 6-5, 207, WR, Charlotte; Clerance France, 6-2, 210, LB, Columbus, Ga.; *Cooper Helfet, 6-4, 235, TE, Kentfield, Calif.; Steven Ingram, 6-3, 300, DT, Southaven, Miss.; Dezmond Johnson, 6-5, 210, DE, Nashville, Tenn.; Jordan Ondijo, 6-5, 225, DE, Waller, Texas; Nick Sink, 6-6, 245, TE, Winston-Salem; Joshua Snead, 5-9, 180, RB, Smithfield-Selma; Quantrez Stevenson, 6-0, 194, S, High Point; Juwan Thompson, 5-11, 212, RB, College Park, Ga.; Laken Tomlinson, 6-4, 300, OG, Chicago; Jamal Wallace, 6-3, 225, DE, Virginia Beach, Va. Shots on Goal—Minnesota 14-15-13—42. Dallas 4-8-6—18. Power-play opportunities—Minnesota 1 of 4; Dallas 1 of 3. Goalies—Minnesota, Dubielewicz 0-1-0 (18 shots-14 saves). Dallas, Turco 16-14-8 (42-40). Att.—16,729 (18,532). Time—2:24.

COLLEGE HOOPS Tuesday’s Men’s Scores

SOUTH Kentucky 85, Mississippi 75 Longwood 70, High Point 66 Radford 111, VMI 84 Southern Miss. 56, SMU 53 UCF 67, East Carolina 56 W. Illinois 53, N.C. Central 50 Wake Forest 62, Miami 53 EAST Drexel 97, Towson 55 Rhode Island 90, La Salle 83 Rutgers 84, St. John’s 72 Syracuse 85, Providence 68 Villanova 81, Seton Hall 71

MIDWEST Bradley 67, Drake 65 Kansas St. 76, Nebraska 57 Northwestern 67, Michigan 52 SE Missouri 68, SIU-Edwardsville 49 Wisconsin 67, Michigan St. 49

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with RHP Josh Judy and RHP Zach Putnam. n National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Named Hector Mercado pitching coach for the Astros (GCL). Agreed to terms RHP Alberto Arias, OF Brian Bogusevic,

North Carolina (19)

Quinton Alton, 6-6, 250, DL, Memphis; Nick Appel, 6-6, 300, OT, Arlington, Va.; Giovanni Bernard, 5-9, 198, RB, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Russell Bodine, 6-4, 278, OC, Scottsville, Va.; Tre Boston, 6-1, 175, DB, North Fort Myers, Fla.; D.J. Bunn, 5-11, 190, DB, Smithfield; P.J. Clyburn, 6-1, 205, DB, Statesville; Brendon Felder, 5-10, 163, WR, Monroeville, Pa.; Sean Fitzpatrick, 6-6, 220, TE, Pittsford, N.Y.; James Hurst, 6-6, 284, OT, Indianapolis; Tim Jackson, 6-5, 220, DE, St. Petersburg, Fla.; T.J. Leifheit, 6-7, 320, OT, Wilmington; Ty Linton, 6-2, 215, LB, Charlotte; Darius Lipford, 6-2, 200, South Lenoir; Kareem Martin, 6-6, 240, DE, Roanoke Rapids; Jabari Prince, 5-11, 170, CB, Pompano Beach, Fla.; Casey Turner, 5-11, 190, RB, Jacksonville, Fla.; Reggie Wilkins, 5-10, 160, WR, Shelby; Brandon Willis, 6-4, 250, DL, Duncan, S.C.

N.C. State (20)

David Amerson, 6-3, 180, DB, Greensboro; Torian Box, 6-3, 295, OC, College Park, Ga.; Tyler Brosius, 6-3, 230, QB, Waynesville; Tyson Chandler, 6-6, 340, OT, Plainfield, N.J.; Anthony Creecy, 6-0, 196, WR, Durham; Robert Crisp, 6-8, 290, OL, Chapel Hill; A.J. Ferguson, 6-3, 250, DL, Southpoint; D.J. Green, 6-4, 208, SS, Macon, Ga.; Mustafa Greene, 6-1, 206, RB, Irmo, S.C.; Fre’Shad Hunter, 6-5, 245, DE, Cary; Dontae Johnson, 6-3, 180, DB, Pennington, N.J.; Andy Jomantas, 6-7, 250, OL, Dayton, Ohio; Art Norman, 6-1, 225, DE, Stone Mountain, Ga.; *Mikel Overgaard, 6-7, 270, OT, Weiser, Idaho; *Tobias Palmer, 5-10, 170, RB-WR, Pittsboro; Reynard Randolph, 6-2, 325, DT, Brandywine, Md.; Theodore Rich, 6-3, 225, DE, Portal, Ga.; Pete Singer, 5-11, 170, DB, Chapel Hill; Thomas Teal, 6-2, 330, DL, Bennettsville, S.C.; Logan Winkles, 6-0, 240, FB, Thomaston, Ga. * — junior college transfer.

RHP Sammy Gervacio, OF Yordany Ramirez and LHP Polin Trinidad on one-year contracts. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Reed Johnson on a one-year contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Agreed to terms with OF Scott Hairston on a one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Agreed to terms with RHP Guillermo Mota on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS—Signed G Cedric Jackson to a second 10-day contract. Women’s National Basketball Association CONNECTICUT SUN—Signed G Kara Lawson to a three-year contract. Re-signed G Anete Jekabsone-Zogota to a two-year contract. FOOTBALL n National Football League CHICAGO BEARS—Named Mike DeBord tight ends coach. NEW YORK JETS—Fined coach Rex Ryan $50,000 for making an obscene gesture at a mixed martial arts event on Jan. 30. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Signed P Durant Brooks to a two-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Named Keenan McCardell receivers coach. HOCKEY n National Hockey League ATLANTA THRASHERS—Traded F Matt Siddall from Victoria (ECHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL) for future considerations. CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled RW Steven Goertzen from Albany (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Assigned D Andreas Lilja to Grand Rapids (AHL) for conditioning. NEW YORK RANGERS—Traded F Christopher Higgins and F Ales Kotalik to Calgary for F Olli Jokinen and F Brandon Prust. WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Recalled D Karl Alzner from Hershey (AHL). n American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Lowell D Olivier Magnan for two games as a result of his actions in a Jan. 31 game at Worcester. MANITOBA MOOSE—Returned RW Chad Painchaud to Victoria (ECHL). COLLEGE MARSHALL—Named Chris Rippon defensive coordinator.

Washington 4, Boston 1

Washington 0 1 3 — 4 Boston 1 0 0 — 1 -----------------------------------First Period—1, Boston, Krejci 10 (Savard, Wideman), 6:58 (pp). Penalties—Backstrom, Was (holding), 1:03; Wheeler, Bos (interference), 2:16; Bradley, Was (tripping), 5:30; Semin, Was (highsticking), 6:50; Semin, Was (hooking), 12:02. Second Period—2, Washington, Knuble 19 (Poti, Backstrom), 2:04. Penalties—Ryder, Bos (hooking), 3:25; Sturm, Bos (holding), 9:24; Bergeron, Bos (hooking), 11:09; Semin, Was (hooking), 15:26. Third Period—3, Washington, Laich 17 (Semin), 5:04. 4, Washington, B.Gordon 2 (Poti, Pothier), 7:51. 5, Washington, Ovechkin 36, 19:28 (en). Penalties—Ovechkin, Was (slashing), 1:15. Missed Penalty Shot—Krejci, Bos, 10:34 second. Shots on Goal—Washington 5-12-9—26. Boston 13-16-13—42. Power-play opportunities—Washington 0 of 4; Boston 1 of 6. Goalies—Washington, Theodore 18-7-4 (42 shots-41 saves). Boston, Thomas 13-15-7 (25-22). Att.—17,565 (17,565). Time—2:26.

Tampa Bay 2, Atlanta 1

Tampa Bay 2 0 0 — 2 Atlanta 0 1 0 — 1 -----------------------------------First Period—1, Tampa Bay, Veilleux 3 (Tanguay, Lecavalier), 9:37. 2, Tampa Bay, St. Louis 17 (Stamkos, Downie), 12:43. Penalties—Atlanta bench, served by Antropov (too many men), 17:35. Second Period—3, Atlanta, White 5 (Popovic, Afinogenov), 2:46. Penalties—Veilleux, TB (hooking), 5:21; Tampa Bay bench, served by Fedoruk (too many men), 6:54; Bogosian, Atl (holding), 13:36; Kubina, Atl (holding), 17:44. Third Period—None. Penalties—Stamkos, TB (tripping), 8:44; Downie, TB (roughing), 11:46; Kane, Atl (roughing), 11:46. Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 7-6-11—24. Atlanta 7-11-9—27. Power-play opportunities—Tampa Bay 0 of 3; Atlanta 0 of 3. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Niittymaki 13-9-5 (27 shots-26 saves). Atlanta, Pavelec 12-14-4 (24-22). Att.—11,390 (18,545). Time—2:19.

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No. 2 Nova beats Seton Hall for 11th straight points as Wisconsin (17-5, 7-3) won its third game over a team ranked sixth or better this season and its 18th straight at the Kohl Center despite senior guard Trevon Hughes’ early foul trouble. Michigan State (19-4, 9-1) may have lost a lot more after Lucas, last season’s Big Ten player of the year, left with just under 11 minutes to play when he came down awkwardly on the foot of Wisconsin’s Keaton Nankivil and injured his ankle.

By DAN GELSTON AP Basketball Writer

VILLANOVA, Pa. — Corey Stokes hit two 3-pointers during the decisive run and scored all 11 of his points in the second half, helping No. 2 Villanova hold off a serious scare from Seton Hall in an 81-71 victory Tuesday night. Stokes was a non-factor for the Wildcats (20-1, 9-0 Big East) until he broke a tie with a 3. He quickly followed with another 3-pointer for a long-range start to an 11-0 run that helped put the game away and extended Villanova’s winning streak to 11 straight games. Playing with their highest ranking since they were No. 2 for two weeks in February 2006, the Wildcats could not make a serious run against Seton Hall until late. Jeremy Hazell kept thoughts of a second Top10 Big East upset alive, scoring 32 points on 12 of 23 shooting for the Pirates (12-8, 3-6), who were outrebounded 50-31. Seton Hall beat thenNo. 9 Pittsburgh 64-61 on Jan. 24, but the Pirates failed to build on that marquee win, losing by two points in overtime at South Florida. Hazell made the idea of another stunner seem realistic with the way he was shooting the 3. He made six of them, but it was his layup that helped the Pirates erase a halftime deficit and grab a 58-56 lead. At that point, the Pirates had made 23 of 46 shots from the field. They made 6 of 21 the rest of the way, costing them what would have been a monumental win for the program.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Villanova’s Antonio Pena hangs from the rim after dunking in the second half of Tuesday’s game against Seton Hall in Philadelphia. Villanova won 81-71.

No. 3 Syracuse 85, Providence 68 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Standout reserve Kris Joseph had a career-high 23 points, Arinze Onuaku added a season-high 20, and No. 3 Syracuse beat Providence 85-68 on Tuesday night. Syracuse (22-1, 9-1 Big East) has won nine straight and is off to the best start in school history. The Orange were 21-1 in 1979-80, but they had never won 22 of their first 23 games to begin a season. It was the second game of an eight-game span in which the Friars (12-10, 4-6) will face six ranked teams. They beat then-No. 19 Connecticut 81-66 last

week to knock the Huskies out of the national rankings. Syracuse broke open a three-point game with a 22-7 spurt to start the second half. Onuaku started it with a resounding twohand dunk and his tip-in gave the Orange a 44-34 lead with 18:35 left.

No. 16 Wisconsin 67, Michigan St. 49 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jason Bohannon scored 19 points to lead No. 16 Wisconsin to a 67-49 victory over No. 5 Michigan State on Tuesday night, snapping the Spartans perfect Big Ten start and leaving them without leading scorer Kalin Lucas. Jordan Taylor added 17

No. 10 Kansas St. 76, Nebraska 57 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Denis Clemente scored 23 points, Jamar Samuels added 15 and No. 10 Kansas State bounced back from its overtime loss to archrival Kansas with a 76-57 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night. Clemente matched his season high with five 3-pointers, including three straight early in the second half to break open the game. Kansas State (18-4, 5-3 Big 12), coming off Saturday’s 81-79 overtime home loss to a Kansas team that moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in The Associated Press poll, won for the first time in Lincoln since 2006. No. 12 BYU 76, TCU 56 PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jimmer Fredette scored 26 points and Jackson Emery had 12 points and six assists as No. 12 BYU beat TCU 76-56 on Tuesday night. BYU (22-2, 7-1 Mountain West) scored the game’s first 10 points and held a double-digit lead for most of the game while remaining unbeaten against TCU since the Horned Frogs joined the conference.

Tide, Tigers both set to land top-5 classes By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Auburn Tigers have a long way to go to catch up with national champion Alabama on the playing field, but they’re clearly making inroads on the recruiting trail. The Tigers and Crimson Tide both are poised to sign Top 5-rated recruiting classes on Wednesday. That seems practically a foregone conclusion these days for coach Nick Saban and the Tide, but Auburn has also been loading up on blue-chip recruits in what could be a launching-pad class for Gene Chizik & Co. Chizik isn’t surprised by the recruiting success. “This time last year after recruiting had ended, we set down a goal and we set down a path of hard work and how we want to get a Top 5 class, not just this year but every year,” the Auburn coach said Tuesday. “I think we still have a chance to do that. “We’ve gone after what we consider to be the best

players in the country to get them to visit our school.” It’s the first full recruiting class for Chizik and his assistant coaches. Last year, he mainly tried to keep the previous staff’s recruits in the fold while adding a few more after his hiring in December. The ambitions were higher for this one following an 8-5 season. Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN have both Auburn and Alabama’s classes rated among the nation’s five best going into signing day, picking each as high as third behind Florida and Texas. Chizik regards this as a key class for building the program, but figures it will take a few years to really solidify things. “This is the foundation. We’ve got a long way to go to get this back to where it was in 2004,” said Chizik, referring to Auburn’s 13-0 team when he was defensive coordinator. “This is just a step in that direction. “If we get two or three of these type classes,

that’s when you’ll really see where this program is going.” But he added, “The foundation when you build something is the most important part.” Saban has already set the foundation, and then some. He has brought in the nation’s top-rated recruiting class each of the past two years. Now, he’s stocking up on defensive backs, pass rushing defensive linemen and wide receivers. Alabama is expected to land the state’s top two recruits. Millbrook’s DeMarcus Milliner is rated the No. 1 cornerback by Scout and No. 2 by Rivals. Linebacker C.J. Mosley is considered the No. 6 outside linebacker by Rivals. Tom Luginbill, ESPN’s national recruiting director, said defensive ends like Alfy Hill and Adrian Hubbard could give the Tide players “who can wreak some havoc in the passing game.” “I think it’s something people will look back and say, ’That’s what we’ve been missing,”’ Lugin-

bill said. “I think people will look back three or four years from now and look at this class as the one that re-established Alabama’s depth. I think that’s a real positive for their program. What you will see through the course of time is that with the top guy playing and the next guy that’s behind him, there will be very little dropoff in talent level.” Saban is able to stress his program’s selling points, especially after winning 26 games the past two seasons. “We’ve got a lot of good things going at Alabama right now,” he said last week. “It’s a great opportunity for a lot of these guys. Hopefully they’ll see that and fit in and be a part of what we want to try to continue to build in the future.” The success of Auburn’s in-state rival didn’t keep the Tigers from landing well-regarded prospects from within the state like defensive linemen Craig Sanders and Kenneth Carter.

Wall dunked on a runout less than 2 minutes in to give the Wildcats a quick 7-0 lead. He screamed as he landed, perhaps letting two weeks of frustration out in the process. He then drilled a 3-pointer moments later and Kentucky appeared to be ready to bury the Rebels. Mississippi hung around, however, behind the play of White and Eniel Polynice as the game turned into a tennis match. One team would go on a run, and the

other would answer. Kentucky put together a 15-0 burst to go up 27-9 but the Rebels rallied with an 11-2 surge. The Wildcats managed to take a 46-37 halftime lead, an advantage that could have been larger if not for 11 turnovers. Darnell Dodson hit two 3-pointers early in the second half to help Kentucky extend the lead to 58-41, but Mississippi kept coming. The Rebels pulled within 60-57 on a basket by White

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Bode Miller clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski Men’s World Cup Slalom race in Schladming, Austria on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Miller to race all five events at Olympics By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer

Get ready for a full dose of Bode Miller. U.S. Ski Team men’s coach Sasha Rearick said Tuesday that Miller plans to race all five Alpine events at the Vancouver Olympics. Miller’s first event will be the downhill on Feb. 13, and he’ll also compete in the super-combi, super-G, giant slalom and slalom. A five-event schedule was not a given because Miller skipped summer training while he debated retirement and is still not in top shape after injuring his ankle during a team volleyball game in December. But Rearick said the biggest challenge for Miller would be getting his equipment dialed in, not his fitness. “I’m not so worried from the point of view of conditioning as much as I am that he hasn’t had much time skiing, and the setups are still a challenge,” Rearick told The Associated Press by phone from Park City, Utah, where the Americans are holding their pre-Olympic camp. “That’s going to be the biggest challenge — getting all those things set up. Right now in downhill he’s going pretty good, and he knows what he’s going

on; slalom is getting close. But in super-G and GS we’ve got a lot of work to do. He’s had no super-G training and no GS training, so that’s going to be important these next days here.” There were questions over whether Miller would race the giant slalom because he has not scored a single point in the discipline on the World Cup circuit this season, whereas four other Americans have — Ted Ligety, Tommy Ford, Jake Zamansky and Tim Jitloff. The U.S. squad gets four starting spots in each event. Ligety leads the World Cup GS standings and will be among the race favorites, meaning Ford, Zamansky or Jitloff risk sitting out. Remember, at the Olympics the only thing that counts is winning a medal — there are no World Cup points to be had — and Miller is capable of finishing in the top three if he puts together two solid runs. Rearick said Miller will get the giant slalom start based on his career record, which includes a silver medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, gold at the 2003 world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the 2004 World Cup title and nine World Cup race victories.

DEACONS, from page 1B time, they pulled to within seven points three separate times, then six points on a 3-pointer from Dews with 11:30 left, then five on a 3 from Adams on the next possession before finally getting it to 55-52 on a long straightaway 3 from Adams with 5:35 left. But Chas McFarland scored over Dwayne Collins on the next possession to push the margin back to five, and the Hurricanes managed only a single free throw the rest of the game. The Hurricanes shot 30 percent, though they converted 13 offensive rebounds into 17 secondchance points. They also used a zone defense to slow the Demon Deacons and cut off Al-Farouq Aminu, who finished with six points on 1-for-5 shooting and nine rebounds — far below his averages of 17 points and 11 boards coming in. Miami didn’t make its first basket for nearly 5 minutes, then fell behind 25-8 as it missed 13 of 15

shots and committed 10 turnovers in the first 13 1/2 minutes. But the Demon Deacons didn’t take advantage of an early opportunity to put the game away, repeatedly committing turnovers and fouls that put the cold-shooting Hurricanes at the line for some confidence-building free throws. Miami inched its way back in the game before Adams hit a contested jumper just before the halftime horn to cut Wake Forest’s lead to nine. Wake Forest 62, Miami 53

Miami (16-6):  McGowan 1-2 1-2 3, Collins 2-4 1-2 5, Thomas 0-5 0-0 0, Scott 2-10 4-6 9, Dews 3-10 2-2 10, Grant 0-3 0-0 0, Adams 4-8 2-2 13, Jones 1-4 0-0 2, Johnson 2-5 4-4 8, Gamble 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 16-54 15-20 53. Wake Forest (15-5): Aminu 1-5 4-4 6, McFarland 3-5 3-4 9, Smith 4-12 2-5 11, Harris 2-6 6-6 12, Williams 1-6 5-6 7, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Stewart 3-5 0-0 8, Weaver 1-2 1-2 3, Woods 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 18-44 21-27 62. Halftime—Wake Forest 36-27. 3-Point Goals—Miami 6-18 (Adams 3-5, Dews 2-4, Scott 1-4, Thomas 0-1, McGowan 0-1, Jones 0-1, Grant 0-2), Wake Forest 5-13 (Stewart 2-4, Harris 2-5, Smith 1-1, Williams 0-1, Aminu 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Miami 36 (Johnson, Scott 6), Wake Forest 34 (Aminu, Smith 9). Assists—Miami 7 (Grant, Scott 2), Wake Forest 12 (Smith 6). Total Fouls—Miami 21, Wake Forest 17. Att.—11,241.

WILDCATS, from page 1B sky-high expectations he’s built for himself. During a private chat, Calipari reminded Wall that even the best freshmen struggle at times, including his former Memphis stars Tyreke Evans and Derrick Rose. Calipari urged Wall to stop worrying about trying to compete with his own hype and try to focus on simply enjoying himself. His mood appeared to be corresponding with his play. After a scintillating start to the season in which

he became a media darling, Wall’s numbers have tailed off recently. He came in averaging 16.2 points on 39 percent shooting in SEC play, hardly terrible but not exactly up to the ridiculously high standards Wall had set for himself. Wall said Monday he and Calipari were “cool” and that “everything is OK.” It certainly appeared the good times were back against the Rebels.

with 13:55 to play before the Wildcats did something it’s been unable to do at times this season: finish strong. Cousins, collecting his fifth straight doubledouble, started Kentucky’s game-clinching 11-2 run with a putback. Darius Miller then knocked down a 3-pointer before Cousins took a charge. Patrick Patterson, who had 12 points, nailed a 3-pointer then added a three-point play as the

Wildcats went back in front 71-59. Mississippi never got back within single digits, and Wall capped his night with a 3-pointer to put Kentucky up 80-62 with 4:05 remaining. He walked off the court to a standing ovation, and received another one when he came back onto the court for a postgame radio appearance as the crowd exhaled with Kentucky’s star apparently back in his coach’s good graces.


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his season, don’t penalize your taste buds by placing that routine, game-day pizza order when you can score rave reviews from family and friends by firing up the grill for a backyard tailgate party with all the sights, sounds and smells of the stadium. Football analyst Mike Golic and champion pitmaster Chris Lilly both believe that game-day tastes better on a charcoal grill, and are sharing their favorite tips and recipes. Golic, a former defensive lineman and host of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” knows how fun game day can be — even off the field and in his own backyard. “Tailgating prior to kickoff is a football tradition in my family, so game days are big at my house,” said Golic. “I’m about as big of a grilling enthusiast as I am a sports fan, so any game day is a great day to be around the grill in my backyard and reconnect with my friends and family after a busy week.” Chris Lilly, champion pitmaster and author of “Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book,” couldn’t agree more. He also insists that game-day grilling is one of the best ways to extend the summer and take advantage of the extra hours of sunlight provided by the extended daylight saving time period. “Just because Labor Day weekend has come and gone, doesn’t mean it’s time to put up your grill,” said Lilly. “In fact, nothing beats the unmistakable aroma of a charcoal cookout on a crisp, fall game day with friends and family. Make sure you put a variety of tailgate favorites on the menu to win over your guests — combining salads and sides with multiple on-the-grill options for the delicious smoky flavor that charcoal adds to food.”

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Play It Safe. When it comes to grilling, safety comes first. Make sure the grill rests securely on the ground and that it’s located away from fences, deck railings and shrubbery that could be ignited by a sudden flare-up or flying spark.

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