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Over 2,000 inspections by firemen Project aimed at reducing fire risk By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer

Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson has released results of the Fire Safety Home Inspection Project the Henderson Fire Department conducted in December. Beginning on Dec. 10 and continuing through Dec. 21, Henderson firefighters visited 6,411 homes. They were invited into 2,020 homes to do a fire safety inspection. At the other 4,391 homes, firefighters left door hangers on the front doors with contact information for the occupants to call if they would like a fire safety inspection. Smoke alarms are a first line of defense in protecting occupants in the case of a fire in the home. According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of four deaths in home fires result from smoke inhalation and not from burns. That’s why firesafety.gov, the federal government’s web site for residential fire safety, says, “Get a smoke alarm,” adding, “a smoke alarm is critical for the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference between life and death.” During Henderson’s Fire Safety Home Inspection Project, the firefighters installed 185 smoke alarms in homes they inspected. In addition, they replaced 478 nine-volt batteries in existing smoke alarms. Please see FIREMEN, page 12A

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Third arrest in target-shooting death 85-year-old man killed during walk By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

Investigators arrested Tuesday the third target-shooter charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 4 gunshot death of 85-year-old John Thomas Satterwhite of 750 Tobacco Road. Vance County Sheriff’s depu-

ties — assisted by State Bureau of Investigation agents and Rocky Mount police officers — picked up Dennis Matthew McDermott II, 29, in a motel in the Gold Rock community in Nash County. McDermott, who lives in Rocky Mount, and two other men were indicted by a Vance County grand jury in the case in mid-December. The others are John Randy Woodlief, 30, of 390 S. Chavis Rd, Lot 6, in Kittrell and Darryl Craig Harting, 43, of Youngsville. They were arrested in late December.

Each of the defendants, including McDermott, was placed in the Vance County Jail, in lieu of $100,000 bond. All three are accused of accidentally killing Satterwhite while he was walking along a wooded path on his land. They were firing guns at plastic bottles on nearby property owned by someone else. According to Sheriff Peter White, Satterwhite was struck by a bullet about a quarter-mile from his home, and approximately 600 feet from where the three

men were firing shoulder-held weapons. The plastic bottles were lying on the ground between the shooters and Satterwhite, the sheriff said. White described the terrain as “very uneven.” The body was discovered by the victim’s 75-year-old wife, Dixie Williamson Satterwhite, after he had been gone from their house for about three hours. Contact the writer at awheless@hendersondispatch.com.

Vance County schools on two-hour delay Firefighting

agreement gets review County industries can pay Oxford for fire protection By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

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School buses sit in a parking lot Wednesday morning at Aycock Elementary School. Vance County schools are on a twohour delay today after missing three days due to snow.

Granville: Don’t change liquor control County urges governor to leave sales in the hands of state and counties By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — The Granville County Commission unanimously voted to write a letter to Gov. Beverly Perdue urging her to keep liquor sales in the hands of the state and the counties amid an anticipated legislative study of an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) system hit hard by bad publicity. The commission acted after a presentation by County ABC Board Chairman Robert Rogers. Additionally, the commission without dissent authorized increasing the monthly county ABC board meeting pay of Rogers

and the other two county board members from $30 to $50. Rogers, of Butner, has served on the board since 1993, while Allen Thomas Nelson, of Stovall, has served on the board since 1994 and Robert T. “Rob” Williford II, of Oxford, has served on the board since 2002. The county has two ABC stores: One at 111 New College St. in central Oxford; the other near the Interstate 85/N.C. 56 interchange for Butner and Creedmoor. Rogers said the county ABC board is looking in the Wilton area in the bustling southeastern part of the county as a possible location for another store.

Rogers, speaking to the County Commission on Monday night, gave figures saying the county ABC system is No. 1 in inventory cost analysis, that is, in the turnover of products in the two stores. Rogers said the county ABC system, with a profit of 11.34 percent, ranked 20th of 159 ABC boards in profit percentage to revenues, 17th of 159 boards in operating cost analysis and 19th of 127 boards in profit percentages of mixed beverages. County voters in 2005 approved allowing sales of liquor by the glass. Fiscal Year 2008-09 liquor sales were $2,958,749, while Please see LIQUOR, page 3A

OXFORD — The City Commission’s Public Safety Committee is looking into Oxford’s mutual aid firefighting agreement with Granville County after city firefighters had to assist county volunteers with fighting a fire at Dill Air Controls. Oxford’s biggest employers are just outside the municipal boundaries, but they can pay 15 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation and receive fire protection from the city. An exception had been Dill, which opened a plant in 2005 in the former Lenox China plant off Williamsboro Street/Business U.S. 158 and near Interstate 85. Dill, which is owned by a Shanghai-based company, makes air valves and valve parts and products. The fire occurred Jan. 28, rural Antioch and Corinth firefighters responded and Corinth Fire Capt. Harry Wilkins called Oxford for help. City Manager Mark Donham said that, on Monday, Dill paid Oxford $7,800 for a year’s worth of fire protection. Donham in documents said there are outside Please see FIREFIGHTING, page 3A

Man charged after traffic stop, chase By DISPATCH STAFF

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Deaths Henderson Bonnie T. Currin, 62 Melvin W. Williamson, 62 Louisburg Octavius Burt, 27 Oxford Mary L. Compton, 75 Ruth N. Rogers, 75 William P. Thorpe, 66 Warrenton David M. Harrell, 67

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Rakin Jaburr Henderson, 21, of 219 Lincoln St. was arrested early Wednesday by Henderson police following a traffic stop and a short foot chase. Police said a loaded handgun was found near where they appreHenderson hended Henderson, who was charged with: • Resist, delay and obstruct. • Assault on a government official. • Carrying a concealed weapon. He is being held in the Vance County jail in lieu of $2,000 bond, pending a court appearance on Please see CHARGED, page 3A

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Henderson Family YMCA celebrates

Vanessa Jones, chairman of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Wayne Adcock, chief volunteer officer for the Henderson Family YMCA, and Woody Caudle, executive director of the Henderson Family YMCA, cut one of two cakes during a celebration Wednesday for the YMCA’s 30 years of service in Vance County and 20 years in their current location on Ruin Creek Road.


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LOUISBURG — Octavius Burt, 27, of 16 Burt Lane, Louisburg, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, in Warrenton. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenton. The Rev. Junious Debnam, pastor, will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Martie M. Burt; his stepdaughter, LaKaunte Weldon of the home; his mother, Merita Burt of Louisburg; his father, Joseph Stafford Jr. of Louisburg; his sister, Latasha Burt; and his stepbrother, Joseph Stafford Jr. The body will be on view today from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Boyd’s Funeral Service Chapel in Warrenton. Arrangements are by Boyd’s Funeral Service of Warrenton.

HENDERSON — Bonnie Twisdale Currin, 62, a resident of the Courtyard II on South Cooper Drive, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. Funeral arrangements will be announced by J.M. White Funeral Home.

OXFORD — Ruth Norman Rogers, 75, of 308 Person St., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at the Granville Medical Center. She was a Granville County native. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Betts and Son Chapel, with eulogy by the Rev. Willie Darby. Services are by Betts and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

Mary L. Compton OXFORD — Mary Belle Lunsford Compton, 75, of 203 Grove St., died Monday, Feb. 1, 2010, at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late William King and Madie Weary Lunsford. She was of the Baptist faith and retired from Harriett and Henderson Yarns. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Oxford by her nephew, Tony Boyd. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Park. Surviving are three daughters, Theresa Compton of Boone, Mary Brogden of Lewisville and Hollie Compton of Oregon; a son, Lewis Compton of Durham; a sister, Elizabeth Solomon of Semora; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo R. Compton. The visitation will be Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the service, at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Oxford.

David M. Harrell WISE — David Martin Harrell, 67, of 206 Felts Road, Warrenton, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his home. Born in Pekin, Ill., on Jan. 11, 1943, he was the son of the late Malcolm M. Harrell and Isabelle Martin Harrell. He was a retired veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam era. He spent his military career working in Military Intelligence. He was a member of the Woodland United Methodist Church in Woodland, Ill., and was an associate member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Wise. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, the American Legion Post 296, and Ducks Unlimited. A remembrance service with Military Honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Jerusalem United Methodist Church by the Rev. Dr. John Bergland. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Kelley Harrell of the home; a daughter, Christine H. O’Kelly of Palm Desert, Calif.; a stepson, Howard W. Leonard of Warrenton; two stepdaughters, Laura Connell of Littleton and Angela Hendley of Warrenton; two sisters, Myra Henry of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Retha Stout of St. Peters, Mo.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at Jerusalem United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 914, Henderson, N.C. 27536. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

William P. Thorpe OXFORD — William P. Thorpe, 66, of 3013 Tar River Road, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at his home. He was the son of the late Fred and Myrtle Thorpe. He attended the Franklin County schools. Survivors include a son, Bobby Guess of Oxford; two brothers, Melvin Thorpe of Kittrell and Alvin Thorpe of Oxford; and five sisters, Bessie Holloway and Mary Hunt, both of Oxford, Isabell Thorpe of Franklinton, Lula Lawrence of Boston, Mass., and Dorothy Daniel of Creedmoor. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Betts and Son Funeral Home Chapel, with eulogy by the Rev. Walter S. Taylor. Burial will follow in the Hawkins Chapel Church cemetery. The viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Services are by Betts and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

Carolina Briefs N.C. deputy shoots teen who sheriff says had knife GREENSBORO (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy called to help in a domestic dispute shot and killed a 17-year-old after officials say the teen approached him with a knife. Multiple media outlets reported that Christian Rook was pronounced dead Tuesday at Moses Cone Hospital in Greenville. Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes says Deputy Barry Glossan shot Rook once in the chest after he advanced on the officer while holding a kitchen knife. A knife was in the street near where Rook fell. Barnes says deputies went to the home after a report of an argument involving Rook and his brother. The News & Record of Greensboro said court records showed Rook spent 12 days in jail in December on charges of assault and battery, though it was not clear if Rook had been convicted.

Holdup suspects call cops for help with flat tire

HICKORY (AP) — Two North Carolina men suspected of holding up a convenience store were caught after police called to help change a flat tire recognized the men from surveillance videos. Multiple media organizations reported Wednesday that 31-year-old James Jennings of Claremont and 46-year-old Mark Franklin of Conover were each charged by Hickory police with one Melvin W. Williamson count of robbery with a dangerous weapon. HENDERSON — MelThey were scheduled vin Wayne Williamson, 62, for an initial court hearing of 124 Beverly Lane, died Wednesday. A jail official did not know if the men had Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Maria Parham Medical hired lawyers. Hickory Police spokesCenter. Funeral arrangewoman Libby Grigg says the ments will be announced men called officers because by J.M. White Funeral they knew patrol cars carried Home.

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Plant near Va. line closing, to eliminate 40 jobs SPARTA (AP) — The closing of a plant near the North Carolina-Virginia state line will eliminate 40 jobs. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Martin Marietta Composites said Tuesday it is closing its plant in Sparta that makes pedestrian bridge decks, commercial truck trailers and blast resistant panels. Chief financial officer Anne Lloyd says the company is dropping the product line because of a lack of demand. Employees will receive severance packages. Martin Marietta had taken over the plant in 2003.

N.C. to mandate monitoring of water at ash ponds CHARLOTTE (AP) — North Carolina environmental officials are ordering Duke Energy and Progress Energy to start checking groundwater around ash ponds at its coal-fired power plants for potentially toxic metals. The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that Duke has found contaminated groundwater near its ash ponds and regulators want to know if the problem has spread to neighboring sites. The North Carolina Division of Water Quality will for the first time make the state’s two largest electric companies test groundwater. Coal ash is left after coal is burned to generate electricity. The failure of a dam buried a Tennessee community in ash sludge in 2008, and state and federal enforcers are tightening their oversight.

Prosecutors ask to close case on museum shooter WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a court to officially close the case of a man accused of fatally shooting a guard at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. James Wenneker Von Brunn, a white supremacist, died in January; a court filing Wednesday asks that the federal case against him be closed. The filing says that a medical examiner provided Von Brunn’s certificate of death and that he died naturally but as a result of a variety of medical conditions. Von Brunn was being held at the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, N.C., when he died Jan. 6. He was there to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

River’s mercury level may bar cement plant RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina environmental official say the river near a proposed cement plant already is polluted with mercury and can’t tolerate any more from the factory. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that the head of the state water quality office said federal laws would prevent the issuing of a permit for a plant to put more mercury into an already contaminated river. State environmental regulators are considering water and air permits for the plant near Wilmington planned by Titan America. The cement maker was promised $4.5 million in incentives from the state and New Hanover County if it builds the plant and creates 160 jobs. The State Bureau of Investigation is probing whether political pressure was used to speed up state permits under former Gov. Mike Easley.

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ics and would undertake a broad review, looking beyond Toyota vehicles, into whether automobile engines could be disrupted by electromagnetic interference caused by power lines or other sources. Toyota has said it investigated for electronic problems and failed to find a single case pointing that direction. Toyota Motor Corp., in a statement, said if owners were experiencing problems with the accelerator pedal “please contact your dealer without delay. If you are not experiencing any issues with your pedal, we are confident that your vehicle is safe to drive.” Confusion came as the world’s No. 1 automaker dealt with fresh probes in the U.S. and Japan over the Prius, the best-selling gaselectric hybrid, and growing interest from congressional and other government investigators. Toyota has shut down several new vehicle assembly lines and is rushing parts to dealers to fix problems with the accelerators, trying to preserve a reputation of building safe, durable vehicles. Since October, Toyota first recalled about five million vehicles over problems with floor mats trapping gas pedals and now, in a recall announced Jan. 21, some 2.3 million vehicles amid concerns that gas pedals could become stuck or slow to return to the idle position. The latest recall involves 2009-10 RAV4 crossovers, 2009-10 Corollas, 2009-10 Matrix hatchbacks, 2005-10 Avalons, 2007-10 Camrys, 2010 Highlander crossovers, 2007-10 Tundra pickups and 2008-10 Sequoia SUVs. Lawmakers who are now digging into the recalls said they would also look into the Prius. Rep. Bart Stupak, chairman of the House

Energy and Commerce investigative subcommittee, said his panel would request a briefing from Toyota officials about the hybrid. New York Rep. Edolphus Towns, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sought more information about the acceleration issue from Yoshi Inaba, chairman and CEO of Toyota Motor North America and asked the question on the minds of Toyota owners: “Is it safe to drive the Toyota models that have been recalled?” Towns’ committee, which is planning a Feb. 10 hearing, also wants more details on how Toyota handled complaints about pedal entrapment, reports of stuck accelerators and electrical problems. Other panels in the House and Senate also are planning hearings. Many consumer groups have questioned whether Toyota’s fix will work and have asserted it could be connected to problems with the electronic throttle control systems. Joan Claybrook, who formerly lead Public Citizen, a watchdog group, noted that Toyota told owners during last year’s recall to remove floor mats to keep the accelerator pedal from becoming jammed. “I don’t think that’s what the issue is. I think it has to be electronic when it slam dunks and takes off and goes 120 miles

an hour,” Claybrook said. LaHood, who plans to speak with Toyota President Akio Toyoda about the recalls, said the government is considering civil penalties against the carmaker. But he also said that it appeared “Toyota is making an all-out effort to do all that they can to fix these cars.” LaHood’s comments irked many dealers, who have been fielding calls from nervous customers for days. Most dealers are just getting the parts, a steel shim a couple of millimeters thick, to be inserted in the pedal assembly to address potential friction that could cause the pedal to stick. The secretary “has the best of intentions, but unfortunately we can’t fix 100 cars at the same time,” said Adam Lee, head of Lee Auto Malls and owner of a Toyota dealership in Topsham, Maine. “I’m sure he has the best of intentions but it may not be very constructive for us.” Earl Stewart, who owns a Toyota dealership in North Palm Beach, Fla., said LaHood’s comments “could instill panic.” Stewart was expecting to begin making repairs — at half an hour per vehicle — later Wednesday. “We’re leaving our service department open ‘til the last customer tonight,” he said. “After Ray LaHood’s statement, it might be all night.”

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Same-sex adoptions in N.C.? Supreme Court to weigh in By MIKE BAKER

Associated Press Writer RALEIGH — A bitter separation between North Carolina’s first openly gay lawmaker and her former domestic partner is converging into a defining case on whether same-sex couples in the state are allowed to adopt. North Carolina’s Supreme Court said last week it will hear arguments in the custody dispute between state Sen. Julia Boseman and Melissa Jarrell. The two had agreed to allow Boseman to adopt Jarrell’s biological child in 2005 — seeking “two legal parents” for the boy — but Jarrell now contends that the pact shouldn’t have been approved in part because the state does not allow same-sex adoptions. State laws don’t specifically address the matter. A variety of conservative groups opposed to same-sex adoptions plan to weigh in, and justices have allowed the groups to file briefs.

Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, said “rogue judges” who approved such adoptions have created chaos within the state’s system. He said judges were “legislating gay adoption from the bench” while taking the emphasis away from marriage. “The ruling opens up an opportunity for gay activists to challenge our marriage statutes because our law doesn’t allow these gay couples, who can now adopt children, to marry,” Creech said. It’s not clear whether the Supreme Court will explicitly rule on the samesex adoption issue, though any decision will have implications for whether gay couples can reach an adoption agreement. A three-judge panel at the Court of Appeals, in siding with Boseman last year, sidestepped the matter by arguing that the couple’s marital status was not important to resolving the case because the two simply agreed on a

standard direct-placement adoption while filing a motion to retain Jarrell’s rights as a parent as well. The adoption decree simply notes that Boseman is a “single female.” Lower court rulings have affirmed her right as a parent. Boseman’s attorneys have argued that the adoption was unremarkable. They noted in court briefs that adoption statutes simply seek the protection of the child’s “needs, interests, and rights.” Jim Lea, one of Boseman’s lawyers, said there’s no prohibition in statute’s preventing gay couples from adopting. “It’s an important issue to us because we certainly don’t want same-sex adoptions invalidated in any way,” Lea said. “Any fair interpretation of the statute allows for same-sex adoptions. It absolutely does.” Boseman, a Democrat from Wilmington, was first elected to the Legislature in 2004. She has said she will not run for re-election this year.

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VANCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Arrests • Michael Anthonic Alexander, 48, of Dixie Drive, Kittrell, was served Feb. 2 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on a charge of failure to comply with child support. Cash bond was set at $100. Court date Feb. 10. • Annie R. Kearney, 45, of 405 Cross Creek Road was served Feb. 2 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to

appear on a charge of failure to comply with child support. Cash bond was set at $300. Court date Feb. 10. • Tederal Monroe Harris, 33, of 292 Deer Chase Lane was served Feb. 2 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear on a charge of failure to comply with child support. Cash bond was set at $443. Court date Feb. 10. • Ardell Lamont Williams, 31, of Norwood Street was served Feb. 2 with an order for arrest.

Failure to appear on charges of driving while license revoked, no operator’s license, expired inspection and possession of drug paraphernalia. Secured bond was set at $4,500. Court date Feb. 22. • Steven McCoy Townes, 40, of 188 Holly Road was served Jan. 31 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear, 2 counts. Secured bond was set at $500. Cash bond was set at $126. Court dates Feb. 16 and March 22.

HENDERSON POLICE DEPARTMENT Arrests • Ardell Lamont Williams, 31, of 117 Old Norwood Drive was arrested Feb. 2. Misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct. Secured bond was set at $2,000. Court date Feb. 22. In another report, subject was arrested Feb. 2. Misdemeanor assault on

a female. No bond. Court date Feb. 22. • George Rucker, 48, of 1012 Standish St. was served Feb. 2 with an order for arrest. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $1,116. Court date Feb. 16. • Christopher Rocky Maddox, 22, of 79 Pine Cone Lane was arrested Jan. 28. Felony posses-

sion with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana. Secured bond was set at $10,000. Court date Feb. 15. • Tamil Jamar Robinson, 19, of 801 Water St. was arrested Feb. 2. Felony discharging a handgun at an occupied building. Secured bond was set at $30,000. Court date Feb. 15.

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Haitian parents willingly gave children to U.S. Baptists By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer

CALLEBAS, Haiti — Parents in this struggling village above Haiti’s capital said Wednesday they willingly handed their children to American missionaries who showed up in a bus promising to give them a better life — contradicting claims by the Baptist group’s leader that the children came from orphanages and distant relatives. The 10 Baptists, most from Idaho, were arrested last week trying to take 33 Haitian children across the border into the Dominican Republic without the required documents, according to outraged Haitian officials, who have called them child traffickers. An investigating magistrate was questioning the five men Wednesday after interrogating the women a day earlier. A district attorney will then determine whether to file charges, officials said. The Haitian parents told The

Associated Press they surrendered their children on Jan. 28, two days after a local orphanage worker acting on behalf of the Baptists convened nearly the entire village of about 500 people on a dirt soccer pitch to present the Americans’ offer. The orphanage worker, Issac Adrien, said he told the villagers their children would be educated at a home in the Dominican Republic so that they might eventually return to take care of their families. Many parents jumped at the offer. The village school had collapsed and their homes were destroyed in Haiti’s catastrophic Jan. 12 quake, and they had no money to feed the children, they said. Adrien said he brought the Americans to this mountain village where people scrape by growing carrots, peppers and onions. He told the AP he met their leader, Laura Silsby of Boise, Idaho, at a school in Port-auPrince two days earlier. Silsby said she was looking for

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Sorianta Leantus, 27, holds her two-year-old daughter Magladeine, as she poses for a photo Wednesday in the mountain village of Callebas, Haiti Leantus, who is pregnant with her third child, gave up her first child, a 6-year-old daughter, to the American missionaries. homeless children, Adrien said, adding that he went that very day to talk to the parents in Callebas.

In a jailhouse interview Saturday, Silsby told the AP that most of the children had been delivered to the Americans by distant relatives, while some came from orphanages that had collapsed in the quake. The missionaries’ lawyer, Jorge Puello, told the AP on Wednesday “they willingly accepted kids they knew were not orphans because the parents said they would starve otherwise.” The parents of four children taken by Silsby said the Americans took down contact information for all the families and assured them that a relative would be able to visit them in the Dominican Republic. Silsby’s Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho, had begun planning last year to build an orphanage, school and church in Magante, on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Their plan was to work with U.S. adoption agencies to find “loving Christian parents” for Haitian and

Dominican children. When the quake struck, the church members decided to act immediately, renting a hotel in a nearby Dominican beach resort and hiring a bus to collect children from the disaster area. Adrien said he had no knowledge of the group’s larger plans; villagers said they were told none of their children would be offered for adoption. The children, ranging in age from 2 to 12, are now being cared for at the Austrian-run SOS Children’s Village in Portau-Prince. An official there, Patricia Vargas, said none of the children who were old enough to talk said they were parentless. “Up until now we have not encountered any who say they are an orphan,” she said. A Haitian-born pastor who apparently helped the Baptist group insisted Wednesday the Americans had done nothing wrong. Greg Bluestein in Atlanta contributed to this report.

2 dead, 8 hurt in vehicle crash into casino Jackson lawyer: Doctor Driver apparently suffered from a medical episode By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A speeding vehicle crashed through the entrance of a hotel in the southern Nevada resort town of Laughlin on Wednesday, killing two patrons, injuring at least eight others before it came got wedged at a bank of slot machines, authorities said. Investigators believe the 75-year-old male driver suffered a medical episode before the 9:30 a.m. crash at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino, police said. The vehicle “drove right through the glass doors at the front entrance, knocked over a bunch of slots like toys, and came to rest in the gaming area,” Bullhead City Fire Division Chief Bill Kinsey, incident commander for a mutual aid response from the Arizona city across the Colorado River.

He estimated that the vehicle came to rest about 35 feet inside the casino. “Slot machines were just everywhere, just wiped out, tumbled and tossed,” he said. One of the dead ended up a few feet from the back of the vehicle, Kinsey said. Another was wedged beneath the vehicle and some slot machines. Five people were taken to hospitals with unspecified injuries, and three others, including the driver, were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Las Vegas police Officer Barbara Morgan said. Las Vegas police cover most of Clark County, including Laughlin, a Colorado River resort about 100 miles south of Las Vegas. The driver of the silver Pontiac Vibe was being questioned, Kinsey said. Power was immediately shut off, and the casino area was evacuated. Kinsey said he didn’t think guests were told to evacuate the rest of the 1,200room hotel. Kinsey said he expected casino security videotapes

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shaped driveway toward the 26-story hotel on the Colorado River waterfront. “I’ve heard numbers from 60 miles per hour or higher,” Magliarditi said. Morgan said witnesses told police the vehicle approached the front of the hotel at “an extremely high rate of speed.” Police at the scene reported that alcohol or drugs did not appear to be factors in the crash, Morgan said. Associated Press writer Oskar Garcia contributed to this report.

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Daily Meditation But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Matthew 5:22

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Celebrating our YMCA

When one thinks of the top attributes of Henderson and Vance County ­­— the lake, our medical center and the community college, just to name a few — the Henderson Family YMCA has to be placed near the top of the list of the great things we have going for us. We were reminded this week of just how fortunate we are to enjoy the benefits of a full-service YMCA in a community our size. With dozens of supporters, members, board representatives, volunteers and staff on hand Wednesday, Woody Caudle, the YMCA’s executive director for the past 11 years, cut a ribbon and several cakes and served a healthy lunch to celebrate 20 years since the opening of the expanded facility on Ruin Creek Road and 30 years since the official start of the local organization. From humble beginnings in a storefront office with programs offered at pools and in facilities around town, our YMCA embarked on an ambitious capital campaign more than two decades ago that led to the opening of an impressive 25,200-square-foot facility on Feb. 3, 1990. After two expansions in 1993 and 2000, our YMCA is now even more impressive — a 40,000-square-foot facility serving more than 10,000 people. The facility features a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, wellness center, aerobics rooms, locker rooms, children’s gym, squash court, racquetball courts, multipurpose room, free weight center and walking track. The real story of the Y, of course, as Caudle noted Wednesday, is the people it serves. He related an occasion when he asked a young boy what “YMCA” stood for, hoping to get a response that somewhat resembled the answer of “Young Men’s Christian Association” in relation to the acronym. Instead, he got an honest assessment of the young man’s impression of what the YMCA was to him: a swimming pool. Caudle used the youngster’s comment to emphasize that what the Y is depends on why you’re there — it’s something different to nearly everyone who uses its services. It’s a place to exercise, a spot for relaxation, a facility for relieving stress. It’s a safe place for a child after school so he or she doesn’t have to go home to an empty house. It’s a place to learn values, to play basketball, to undertake therapy for recovery after a surgery or an accident. It’s an opportunity for many a young person to get a first job and perhaps develop an appetite for a career in working with children. For some people, it’s a social outlet – perhaps the only place they will come in contact with others during their day. Caudle was quick to recognize the “C” in “YMCA” in his closing remarks on Wednesday. He expressed his and the YMCA board’s pride in being a Christian organization. In a history of the local Y published in a special section in Sunday’s Dispatch, Caudle said, “The YMCA does not require a person to be a Christian to become a member, but it does require a person to respect the Christian values the YMCA promotes — caring, respect, honesty, responsibility and faith.” The doors of the YMCA are always open to all people and faiths as long as they remember and respect the values the YMCA promotes and practices, he said. We stand in salute of this valuable organization, its leaders, its staff, its volunteers and its contributors. Congratulations on 20 great years in this evergrowing facility, and congratulations on 30 years of working to make a difference in our community.

It is time to take another census, as we Americans do every 10 years, which means it is time again to argue about the census. If the census is designed to take a snapshot of our nation, the initial reaction looks like a family feud. In the upper heartland we have U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has called for a boycott of the census unless it includes a question about resident status. The Minnesota Republican has backed off that a tad, perhaps because the census determines how many members the House of Representatives will have. A low census response could cost Minnesota a congressional seat — like hers. Besides too many illegal immigrants already avoid the census precisely because they suspect that it is looking for the illegals that Bachmann wishes it really was looking for. If illegal immigrants were willing to respond truthfully to a straight-up question such as the one she suggests, we could have a census every year and put an end to illegal immigration. Dream on. More recently Bachmann has backed up a bit. She urges

her supporters to respond to the census but disclose no more information than the number of people living in their household. By her reading, that’s all the Constitution requires. “Enough is enough” to “government intrusion,” she said, on Glenn Beck’s Fox News show, where she also observed Clarence that the census was Page an early Tribune Media step in the Services process that led to internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. Maybe so, if you also think of shipbuilding as an early step to the slave trade. As you might be able to tell from her anxieties, Bachmann is the sort of conservative who asks you to trust her in our government because she doesn’t trust government. But the tea-party right is hardly alone when it comes to beating up on the census. There are black activists and intel-

lectuals, for example, who are upset that the form includes “Negro” among the choices for one’s race, along with “black” and “African American.” I am confident that none of those complaints is coming from the National Council of Negro Women or the United Negro College Fund — and I seriously doubt many objections are being voiced by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, either. Besides, if they think “Negro” sounds odd, consider this: a century ago, the classifications still included “mulatto,” “quadroon” and “octoroon.” Times and labels can change faster than the census can keep up. In fact, race labels have changed in every census for the past century, making it all the more difficult for social scientists and demographers to compare one decade to the next. The form’s categories are determined by the federal Office of Management and Budget, which makes sense it is intimately concerned with allocating government resources to people and places where it will do the most good. People in need of government help, you might think, would care

Letter Knowledge of history is crucial A wise one once observed that a knowledge of history is crucial to understanding, especially applicable to Haiti. Yet you gave us a glaring black racist attack on a respected white Christian because,

now get this, he cited history. Then, today, you gave us another black version of God’s scripture, that the only mission of God is helping others. A complete book, Deuteronomy 20, is devoted on how to wage war, plus guidance on military assembly of warriors, strategy and tactics, plus the Gideon prin-

ciple. God wiped out 185,000 members of an army threatening Jerusalem one night. This earthquake is another in an increased stream of world earthquakes predicted in scripture leading to God’s judgment and wipe out of one-third of the world population, those rejecting Jesus Christ, who is coming

more about how they’re being served than what they’re being labeled. But they still care a lot. In the 2000 census, for example, about 19 million people checked “Some other race” on the census form because they were not satisfied with the five categories offered. The vast majority were people of Hispanic origin, census officials say, who preferred to write-in more nationalistic labels such as “Mexican” or “Puerto Rican.” Census officials re-categorized as many of those race write-ins as possible into one of the five categories. In government nose counting, it appears, those who try to deny race will have one — or more — thrust upon them. Such confusion and contradictions at the edge of our racial frontiers has led some to call for doing away with racial categories on the census. Many of these folks are conservatives looking for a backdoor way to undermine affirmative action-type programs. Their complaint is legitimate, but as long as we really care about racial progress in this country we need yardsticks to measure it. Even if we stopped counting by race, it would not mean that race doesn’t count.

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soon. So, editors, you have work if you respect history. Blacks and Catholics have work to do to reject voodoo and recover Haiti. You asked for news tips, there’s one, from God. Don Bagby Macon

Other Views John Edwards embarrassed state Former U.S. Sen. John Edwards has a lot of apologizing to do. He’s embarrassed his state and his supporters. He’s humiliated his family and friends. Worst of all, he’s denied his own daughter by telling the world he was not the father of this innocent little girl, and concocting lies to make his case. And he did this while knowing she was his child, his own flesh and blood. If he had won the 2008 presidential election, the potential for blackmailing him over his extra-marital affair could have jeopardized national security. At the least, revelations about this affair and his dishonesty about it would have shamed the nation. With two books out that tackle the subject, Edwards has finally come clean on his paternity of Frances Quinn Hunter, the child he fathered with Rielle Hunter during their affair, and apologized “to all those I have disappointed and hurt.” But nothing he says beyond that — no explanation he offers — can have any credibility. Edwards has lied from the first day

that the story of his affair broke. He was lying as he presented himself to the world as a man dedicated to his wife, who is battling cancer, and his children. This raises questions about the veracity of everything else he said as he served this state in the U.S. Senate and, then, as he ran for president. Liars hurt a lot of people, and Edwards certainly did that. He hurt all of those around his family. Some day, when little Frances is grown and learns that her father first denied she was his, she will also be hurt. Edwards also hurt the people who believed in him and trusted him. Hundreds of North Carolinians, both people who knew him while he was a Raleigh lawyer and those who only met him after he entered politics, put their faith in him. As his campaign manager, Gary Pearce, said recently, Edwards owes all of those people an apology. These were conscientious people of all ages who gave his campaign money, who traveled across the country to work on his behalf and who gave much of their time, too. Most important, they put their hopes for this country in his care only to be betrayed by him. Finally, Edwards hurt all the good

people in politics because he reinforced a negative stereotype of politicians. Earlier this month, two political reporters published Game Change, a book about the 2008 campaign that included disturbing details about Edwards, his wife, Elizabeth, and the way they conducted their campaign. The embarrassment will only continue when his former aide, Andrew Young, publishes his memoir, with widespread distribution this weekend. Indications are that Young will provide even more detail about Edwards’ cheating. For all, it would be best if Edwards just disappeared. It’s unlikely that anyone will take his apology seriously or believe his contrition. Winston-Salem Journal

Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor funding Some points regarding the wisdom of investing large sums of public money to improve intercity rail service: Track improvements benefit freight carriers as well as passenger operations. More capacity in rail corridors helps divert freight-hauling trucks

from highways. That lessens the need for costly highway construction and repair, and also contributes to improved air quality. The Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor runs through the Triangle’s heart, extending to Charlotte in one direction and Washington in the other. To complete it will cost much more than the $520 million that North Carolina now is set to receive. But this infusion will give the project added momentum. The upshot, attainable perhaps over the next halfdozen years, could be passenger trains running between Raleigh and Charlotte in a little over two hours, and from Raleigh to D.C. in about four. That will sell tickets. And meanwhile, freight service would benefit as well. The United States has lagged badly in keeping its rail networks up to the standards common in other advanced countries. Strengthening those networks will mean jobs and a broader range of transportation choices for both goods and people. It’s a very practical approach that Obama is smart to endorse. The News and Observer


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Today is Wednesday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2009. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 4, 1789, electors chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States. (However, the results of the balloting were not counted in the U.S. Senate until two months later.) On this date: In 1783, Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America. In 1861, delegates from six southern states met in Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America. In 1938, the Thornton Wilder play “Our Town” opened on Broadway. In 1941, the United Service Organizations (USO) came into existence. In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a wartime conference at Yalta. In 1974, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, Calif., by the Symbionese Liberation Army. In 1976, more than 23,000 people died when a severe earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck Guatemala, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Ten years ago: In a case that produced a firestorm of outrage, Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant, was shot and killed in front of his Bronx home by four plainclothes New York City police

Five years ago: The Massachusetts high court declared that gays were entitled to nothing less than marriage and that Vermontstyle civil unions would not suffice. A Senate rattled by a ricin attack began returning to regular business with no illnesses reported. One year ago: President George W. Bush proposed a record $3.1 trillion budget that included huge federal deficits. Harry Richard Landis, one of two known surviving U.S. veterans of World War I, died near Tampa, Fla. at age 108. Today’s Birthdays: Actor William Phipps is 87. Actor Conrad Bain is 86. Actor Gary Conway is 73. Movie director George A. Romero is 69. Rock musician John Steel (The Animals) is 68. Singer Florence LaRue (The Fifth Dimension) is 65. Former Vice President Dan Quayle is 62. Rock singer Alice Cooper is 61. Actor Michael Beck is 60. Actress Lisa Eichhorn is 57. Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor is 50. Rock singer Tim Booth is 49. Rock musician Henry Bogdan is 48. Country singer Clint Black is 47. Country musician Dave Buchanan (Yankee Grey) is 43. Actress Gabrielle Anwar is 39. Actor Rob Corddry is 38. Singer David Garza is 38. Actor Michael Goorjian is 38. Rock musician Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World) is 34. Singer Natalie Imbruglia is 34. Rapper Cam’ron is 33. Rock singer Gavin DeGraw is 32.

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DEAR ABBY: “PubDEAR ABBY: Most chillic” education should not dren are successful in school automatically translate to at age 4. Before uprooting “substandard.” Good teachers her family, “Must Choose” should meet with the school’s in public or private schools encourage and support principal and teachers to students at multiple stages of determine exactly why her development. daughter “hates” school. “Must Choose” should What criteria, other than her daughter’s feelings, is she spend time in her daughusing as an indicator that the ter’s classroom to observe, volunteer and ask questions. schools are awful? Test data, client Ifwill fill a problem, interventhere’s facilities, community support, tion needs to happen sooner teacher qualifications, etc. rather than later. Open, honshould be reviewed. Moving est and constructive feedback won’t ensure a successful directed toward a solution is educational experience for her daughter. Understanding in order. — EDUCATIONAL SOAPBOX, U.S.A. and dealing with what’s at

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DEAR ABBY: If “Must Choose” keeps moving, a new group of educators will have to start from scratch to evaluate the issues. As a public school teacher in a diverse district, I often see parents run from the school rather than work to help their children succeed. That mother needs to work with the professional educators in her district to get to the bottom of her child’s problems. — OHIO TEACHER

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DEAR ABBY: “Must Choose” needs to examine her daughter’s situation more carefully. In preschool, children generally learn social skills, with some introduction to letters and numbers. From kindergarten to second grade, classroom instruction in mathematical and reading skills carry expectations of mastery. Comparing the enthusiasm and success of preschool to grade school achievements is like comparing apples to oranges. Her daughter may be exhibiting signs of learning disabilities much before second grade because children develop at different rates. It is when they begin to learn to read and do mathematical computations that these difficulties are recognized. I encourage this mother to talk with her daughter’s teacher. She may find an ally there who is as invested in her daughter’s social and academic success as she is — and not an enemy. — JENNI IN WARRENTON, MO.

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DEAR ABBY: You missed an important clue in the letter from “Must Choose in Maryland” (Nov. 30), who is considering moving to improve her daughter’s school life. Abby, the child is only 7. She has been in public school for three years, so the private school where she “flourished” was PRESCHOOL. Many children encounter problems when school becomes more difficult and grading is involved. Before moving and losing her “great job, wonderful friends and comfortable lifestyle,” that mother should try more options. “Must Choose” should consider Dear having her daughter Abby tested for Universal Press learning Syndicate disabilities or physical problems. She needs to work with her daughter’s school and teachers, and maybe employ private tutoring or counseling to find methods that improve the way her daughter learns. It’s possible that if they move, they will only take their problems with them. — FORMER PRESCHOOL AND PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER DEAR TEACHER: I appreciate your offering your insight. Many readers pointed out how important it is for this mother to be proactive during any transition in her child’s life. Read on:

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Attorney gives new life to old tavern By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer

WARRENTON – The Peter Davis Tavern, built around 1783, weathered more than two centuries of rain and sunshine. But in 2005, it became empty and was in danger of being torn down. That’s when Julius Banzet III stepped in. Warren County, which had acquired the ancient building in 1975, was ready to dispose of it and put it up for sale. Banzet won a sealed bid auction and purchased the property on Aug. 1, 2007. He immediately began the process of restoring it, in accordance with covenants mandated by Historic Preservation of North Carolina. Banzet is an attorney in the firm of Banzet, Thompson & Styers. At one time the firm was Banzet and Banzet, and included the father and uncle of the current Banzet. A lifelong resident of Warren County, Banzet graduated from John Graham High School. It was a 1-12 school, he says, “where everybody knew everybody, and if you got in trouble it was double jeopardy because

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Attorney Jules Banzet uses the Peter Davis Tavern, which he restored, for his office. grandsons. In Banzet’s eyes, the former tavern exemplified the rich history of Warren County. During the dwindling days of the 18th century, it provided food and lodging to travelers on the northsouth trade route running through the county. Later, the building served as a private office, then as living quarters for members of the family and finally as rented quarters for the public. Banzet explains his motivation to restore the building by saying simply, “It’s the oldest building in Warren County. I didn’t want to see it torn down or

your parents came down on you after the principal did.” Banzet went on to get an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before returning to Warrenton to join his father’s law practice. Banzet is married to Harriett, who makes her own contributions to the town as president of Preservation Warrenton. The Banzets have two adult children — Julius IV, who works in WinstonSalem, and Ann Howard, who carries on the family tradition as an attorney in Florida — and two

moved.” So he undertook the project, in spite of the cost, which he describes merely as “too much.” During the 17 months after Banzet bought the Peter Davis Tavern, the interior and exterior of the building got a careful makeover. New flooring was installed in several rooms using materials rescued from various demolition projects in the county and elsewhere. The fireplace, with its huge stone lintel, had been covered over at some time in the past. It was in good condition and only the stone hearth had to be rebuilt. The wainscoting around the interior stairs to the second floor was duplicated in restoring three of the rooms. The two exterior front doors were retained, with their original HL hinges, although they needed to be reinforced. The roof was redone with treated yellow pine shingles. When it was finished, Banzet moved his office into the newly restored building to reduce the cramped conditions in the adjacent offices of Banzet, Thompson & Styers there on Front Street.

Banzet warns a visitor to be careful moving from room to room, “Watch your step. Each room is on a different level.” And so it is. You have to go up or down one step as you pass through each doorway. Banzet’s commitment to Warrenton, Warren County and his profession is evident in his many service activities. He is a member of the Warrenton board of commissioners, the N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission and the local advisory board to Branch Banking and Trust Company. He is councilor for the Ninth Judicial District to the North Carolina State Bar and a member of the Ethics Committee. He is

a trustee of the VanceGranville Community College Endowment Fund, chairman of the board of trustees of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and secretary of the Warren County Forestry Club. So the Peter Davis Tavern still stands there on its original site and with much of its early glory restored. Julius Banzet’s reward — and Warrenton’s reward — is the opportunity the structure gives the present and future generations to appreciate a distinct aspect of their heritage. Contact the writer at dirvine@ hendersondispatch.com.

FIREMEN, from page one Three deaths, two of them children, in two different home fires last fall prompted the project. “It really got next to me. They were the driving force behind the inspections,” Wilkerson said. Children are especially vulnerable in home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, although children five and under make up about nine percent of the country’s population, they accounted for approximately 17 percent of the deaths in home fires. Both fires were caused by combustible materials that were stored too close

monoxide, a deadly but odorless gas that is a natural result of burning oil or gas. For that reason, such heaters should not be used in a space without venting to the outside. The results of the fire inspections are the kind that are unprovable. How many fires did not occur in Henderson because of the inspections? The Henderson Fire Department doesn’t know. But the occupants of 2,020 homes in Henderson — and perhaps all of us — are safer because of the Fire Safety Home Inspection Project.

to a heater or stove, he said. That was one safety issue the firefighters checked in their home inspections. They also checked to see whether there was three feet of clearance around portable heaters, drop cords were properly used, fire extinguishers were strategically placed and the home had an emergency evacuation plan. The use of portable heaters becomes a major hazard during the winter months, both from fires — as illustrated in the blazes last fall — and also in the production of carbon

Contact the writer at dirvine@ hendersondispatch.com.

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Section B Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sports Virginia 59, N.C. State 47

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Changes continue to be made to the local sports schedule following cancellations and postponements brought on by last weekend’s snowfall. On Wednesday, the Carolina 3A Conference’s six athletic directors unanimously agreed to cancel this season’s conference tournaments, originally scheduled at the conclusion of the regular season. Northern and Southern Vance’s basketball teams are scheduled to play Friday, barring any other weather-related postponements. Northern is on the road at Cardinal Gibbons while Southern is hosting Orange. Both girls’ teams are slated to tip off at 6 p.m., with the boys scheduled to follow at 7:30 p.m. Chapel Hill is also scheduled to play at J.F. Webb Friday. Games lost to this week’s weather post-

ponements will be made up Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Thursday, Feb. 18. The contest featuring Southern and Webb, originally planned for Saturday, will be played Tuesday, Feb. 16. Southern athletic director Ed Wilson said the decision to cancel the conference tournament was made in the best interest of the studentathletes’ physical wellbeing. Northern athletic director David Hicks echoed Wilson’s comments, saying, “We would have had to squeeze five games into a seven-day period. The safety of the kids was more important than making a dollar with the conference tournaments.” Cardinal Gibbons will travel to Oxford to face Webb in wrestling today. Kerr-Vance’s basketball teams host Halifax Academy today and will also host St. David’s at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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North Carolina State's Farnold Degand drives past Virginia's Jontel Evans in the first half Wednesday.

Wahoos top Pack Scott leads UVA past N.C. State By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sylven Landesberg always attracts a lot of attention on offense, and on a night when he couldn’t shoot, he found Virginia teammates that could. The whole team then made it really hard on North Carolina State to do the same in the second half. Mike Scott had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Virginia held North

Carolina State scoreless for more than 7 minutes in the second half on the way to a 59-47 victory Wednesday night. Landesberg made just 2 of 10 shots, his first single digit scoring game of the season, but made everyone around him better as coach Tony Bennett has challenged him to do. “He did a great job of making the next pass,” Bennett said of his 18.2-point scorer. “He got guys wide open looks.

Nine assists, six rebounds, made his free throws. Solid.” Virginia (14-6, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) regained a share of first place in the conference with No. 10 Duke, and completed a season sweep of the series with the Wolfpack. The Blue Devils can move back in front by beating No. 21 Georgia Tech on Thursday night at Please see PACK, page 3B

Mountaineers beat Panthers, 70-51 No. 6 WVU defeats No. 22 Pitt in ‘Brawl’ By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Da’Sean Butler scored 18 points, Kevin Jones added 16 and No. 6 West Virginia never trailed in beating No. 22 Pittsburgh 70-51 on Wednesday night. West Virginia (18-3, 7-2 Big East) used a steady diet of 3-pointers and fed off the energy of the thirdlargest home crowd in school history and the successful debut of suspended freshman Deniz Kilicli to earn its fifth straight win. Pittsburgh (16-6, 6-4) shot an abysmal 30 percent from the field, made just six field goals after halftime and was held to its second-lowest scoring total of the season. Jones scored seven points during a 15-4 run

Carolina looks to start another streak on the road in Calgary

More changes to local sports schedule

Heels boost talent up front (AP) — James Hurst and T.J. Leifheit are already on campus at North Carolina, working in the weight room and studying film to get ready for spring practice. The offensive linemen are part of the Tar Heels’ 21-player recruiting class for the upcoming season — and they could be immediately valuable for a team that struggled with injuries and depth on the line last season. “They’re two very talented players,” coach Butch Davis said Wednesday. “They’re big, they’re strong, they’re physical and it certainly was a need of this football team to recruit some offensive linemen.” The early arrivals give a boost up front to Davis’ fourth recruiting class, which grabbed a little of everything except when it came to a quarterback. Davis said the coaching staff was satisfied with rising senior T.J. Yates and youngsters Braden Hanson and Bryn Renner, focusing instead on adding four offensive linemen and four defensive linemen. Hurst, a native of Plainfield, Ind., was rated as a five-star prospect by Scout.com, which also had him as the No. 3 offensive tackle nationally. Leifheit was a four-star prospect and was regarded as one of the state’s top prospects out of Wilmington. “I wanted to get in here in January and see what I could do and get ready for spring practice and get some reps,” Hurst said. “That’s the one thing the coaches here told us: that they needed us to get reps.” Another early enrollee is four-star defensive lineman Brandon Willis, a Duncan, S.C., native who switched his com-

Into the ‘Flames’

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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins reacts to a foul call in the first half against Pittsburgh in Morgantown, W.Va., on Wednesday. as West Virginia started pulling away after the Panthers had gotten within 43-41 with 13 minutes remaining. Jermaine Dixon returned from an injury

to lead Pittsburgh with 13 points. Ashton Gibbs added 11 points but second-leading scorer Brad Wanamaker was held scoreless on 0-of-4 shooting.

The Panthers have dropped four of five conference games after starting 5-0 in the league and reaching the Top 10. Kilicli provided a spark Please see WEST VIRGINIA, page 3B

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In this Aug. 28, 2009, file photo, driver Danica Patrick looks on during qualifying for the IRL Peak Indy 300 auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.

Patrick weighs options on Daytona By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK — Danica Patrick could win her stock car debut at Saturday’s ARCA race at Daytona and still decide to bypass the Nationwide Series opener there a week later. “(Finishing high) doesn’t mean that I’m ready for that race,” the IndyCar star said Wednesday. “Maybe I didn’t get put in very many tough situations.” Patrick joked that she was giving herself “a get out of jail free card.” She won’t commit to any particular yardstick of what it would take to convince her to make her NASCAR debut in the second-tier series Feb. 13 at Daytona International Speedway. “That way, whatever I decide, nobody can argue with me,” Patrick said. Where she finishes is less important than which new challenges she faces — and how she handles them. “I’ll have to feel comfortable in all situations,” Patrick said. “It’s a much different animal from the Daytona 500 weekend with 30 Cup drivers and more cars and more experience. Every level you step up, if you’re not prepared, it’s just exponentially harder. “It’s going to have to be a pretty stellar week-

end.” Otherwise, Patrick will make her debut the following week in Fontana, Calif. JR Motorsports said last week that Patrick would race at least 12 NASCAR events this season but left the first one up in the air. It all depends on how she feels after Saturday’s debut — and that may have very little to do with the standings. “Trust me, there have been some (IndyCar races) where I’ve walked away, I’m like, ’Dude, I did a pretty good job. I know I finished eighth today, but if you’d have known how that car felt, you’d see how much of a hero I was,”’ Patrick said. Daytona would be a daunting task with its field of more than a dozen Sprint Cup regulars. Then again, it would also be a high-profile stage. The race was just renamed the DRIVE4COPD 300, supporting the cause Patrick was in New York promoting Wednesday. Patrick, actor Jim Belushi, former Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, singer Patty Loveless and former NFL star Michael Strahan are part of an initiative to screen people for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The other four will serve as grand marshals at the race.


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Two-minute drill Local Sports 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.

Oxford Soccer taking registrations Oxford Soccer Club is taking registrations now until March 6 for the upcoming Spring 2010 season, which begins on Saturday, March 20. Registration may be completed online at www. oxfordsoccer.com, or by downloading the registration form to include with the registration fee by mail. Oxford Soccer Club is a non-profit organization that was established in 1992. The club is in need of coaches for the upcoming season. Volunteer coaches receive one child’s registration free. For any questions, e-mail ncoxfordsoccer@yahoo. com.

NHL Hurricanes make active roster changes RALEIGH (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have activated defenseman Joe Corvo while placing forward Tuomo Ruutu on injured reserve. The team announced the moves on Wednesday. Corvo’s lower right leg was cut by Washington defenseman Karl Alzner’s skate in a collision during the first period of a game on Nov. 30. The cut required surgery, and Corvo missed 28 games.

NBA Former Knicks star Dick McGuire dies at 84 NEW YORK (AP) — Dick McGuire, a basketball Hall of Famer and longtime member of the New York Knicks organization, died Wednesday of natural causes. He was 84. McGuire was a part of the Knicks’ organization for 53 of its 64 seasons. A Bronx native, McGuire was a five-time All-Star and led the Knicks to three straight NBA finals from 1951-53. He went on to serve the team as a coach, assistant coach and scout.

Boxing Mayweather and Mosley official LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. made it official Wednesday by signing a contract to fight Shane Mosley on May 1 in a welterweight bout. Mayweather’s signature had been the last obstacle for the scheduled 12-round fight, which will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Local Preps Thursday, Feb. 4 Basketball-Boys n Halifax Academy at KerrVance 7:30 p.m. n Norlina Christian at Cornerstone Christian 7:30 p.m. Basketball-Girls Academy at KerrVance 6 p.m. n Norlina Christian at Cornerstone Christian 6 p.m. n Halifax

Wrestling

n Cardinal

Gibbons at J.F. Webb 6 p.m. JV Basketball-Boys Academy at KerrVance 4:30 p.m.

n Halifax

JV Basketball-Girls n Halifax Academy at KerrVance 3:15 p.m.

Sports on TV Thursday, Feb. 4 AUTO RACING 5 p.m. n SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Budweiser Shootout, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 6:30 p.m. n SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Budweiser Shootout, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 9 p.m. n SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Budweiser Shootout Selection Show, at Daytona Beach, Fla. GOLF 8:30 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, Dubai Desert Classic, first round, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates (same-day tape) 5 p.m. n TGC — PGA Tour, Northern

Trust Open, first round, at Pacific Palisades, Calif. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. n ESPN — Purdue at Indiana n ESPN2 — Georgia Tech at Duke 9 p.m. n ESPN — Cincinnati at Notre Dame n ESPN2 — Tennessee at LSU n RAYCOM — North Carolina at Virginia Tech 10:30 p.m. n FSN — Arizona at Washington 11 p.m. n ESPN2 — Portland at Gonzaga NBA BASKETBALL 8:15 p.m. n TNT — Miami at Cleveland 10:30 p.m. n TNT — San Antonio at Portland

Thursday, February 4, 2010

TOP 25 HOOPS

South Florida stuns No. 8 Georgetown half. Ramone Moore led the Owls’ reserves with 15 points. Bill Clark and Eric Evans led Duquesne (1111, 2-6) with 12 points. This was the first game between the teams since last season’s A-10 championship game, won by the Owls.

By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dominique Jones ignited a comeback by scoring 22 of his 29 points in the second half, and South Florida extended its longest Big East winning streak, stunning No. 7 Georgetown 72-64 on Wednesday night. South Florida shot 65 percent after halftime to win its fourth straight conference game, including a 70-61 win over then-No. 17 Pittsburgh on Sunday that gave the Bulls three straight for the first time since joining the Big East in 2005. The Bulls (15-7, 5-5), who also have five Big East wins in a season for the first time, trailed by 13 points late in the first half and by 35-26 at halftime due to 60 percent shooting by Georgetown (16-5, 6-4). But the Hoyas went cold in the second half and Jones began to show the flair that has him averaging 35 points during the winning streak. Jones went 6 of 9 in the second half, played 39 of 40 minutes, and finished with eight rebounds and four assists. With 1:05 to play and his team leading by eight points and shooting free throws, Jones walked to the crowd and twice bellowed: “Y’all come watch Dominique Jones play!” He flexed his muscles at the final horn and told the local USF radio crew his “heart was beating too fast” to do a postgame interview. Greg Monroe had 21 points and eight rebounds — none in the second half — before fouling out with 2:52 to play. The Hoyas stumbled in a trap game sandwiched between the presidentattended win over Duke and an upcoming Saturday showdown against No. 2 Villanova. Austin Freeman also scored 21 points for the Hoyas, who shot 36 percent in the second half — 24 percent worse than in the first. The Hoyas also missed half of their free throws, making only 11 of 22 for the game.

No. 1 Kansas 72, Colorado 66 BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Marcus Morris scored six of his 15 points in overtime and grabbed a key rebound that helped top-ranked Kansas avoid

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South Florida guard Dominique Jones reacts after his team knocked off Georgetown in Washington Wednesday. what would have been the season’s biggest upset with a 72-66 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night. Cole Aldrich recorded his fourth straight double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and he blocked five shots to help the Jayhawks (21-1, 7-0 Big 12) beat the Buffaloes (11-11, 2-6) for the 14th straight time. The Buffs have never beaten a top-ranked team in 13 tries, including six against Kansas. The No. 1 team has lost each of the last two weeks, Texas and Kentucky. Marcus Relphorde’s two free throws with 56 seconds left in regulation gave the Buffaloes their first — and only — lead at 60-59, but Sherron Collins made one of two free throws to tie it with 38 seconds left.

No. 13 Ohio State 75, Penn State 62 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Evan Turner scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half and Jon Diebler hit a critical 3-pointer to lead No. 13 Ohio State to a 75-62 victory over Penn State on Wednesday night. The Buckeyes (17-6, 7-3 Big Ten) closed the game on a 10-0 run and handed the Nittany Lions their 10th straight loss. Diebler had not scored until he hit a shot from behind the arc with 1:29 left to give the Buckeyes some breathing room after Penn State (8-14, 0-10) had cut the lead to 65-62. William Buford added 19 points and David Lighty had 12 for the Buckeyes, who have won their last six conference games and have beaten the Nittany Lions in their last 12 meetings. Talor Battle had 24 points and David Jack-

son 12 for Penn State.

No. 18 Vanderbilt 75, Mississippi State 72 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jermaine Beal scored 17 points, and No. 18 Vanderbilt held off Mississippi State 75-72 on Wednesday night, the Commodores’ 11th win in 12 games. Vanderbilt (17-4, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) bounced back after losing their first league game last weekend at then-No. 1 Kentucky. Mississippi State (16-6, 4-3) fought back from a 14-point deficit to get within 73-72 with 28.6 seconds left on a 3-pointer by Dee Bost. Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins made two free throws, then Bost missed a 3 before Romero Osby of the Bulldogs missed two free throws with 1 second left. A.J. Ogilvy added 16 points for Vanderbilt, while Jenkins had 12 and Brad Tinsley 11. Jarvis Varnado had 12 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks for the Bulldogs, while Kodi Augustus had 15 points, Barry Stewart 13 and Bost 12. No. 19 Temple 70, Duquesne 60 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lavoy Allen had 14 points and 15 rebounds and No. 19 Temple again got plenty of points off the bench to beat Duquesne 76-60 on Wednesday night. Ryan Brooks and Juan Fernandez, Temple’s two leading scorers, were non-factors for the second straight game. Coach Fran Dunphy used his key subs, and even a seldom-used one, to lead the Owls (19-4, 7-1 Atlantic 10) to their eighth win in the last nine games. Temple’s bench scored 25 points in the first

No. 20 Baylor 84, Iowa State 63 WACO, Texas (AP) — LaceDarius Dunn scored 21 points, including four 3-pointers, Ekpe Udoh had his 11th double-double of the season and No. 20 Baylor backed up its big win on the road with an 84-63 victory over Iowa State on Wednesday night. Udoh had 19 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots while Tweety Carter scored 14 points for the Bears (17-4, 4-3 Big 12), who were coming off an overtime victory Saturday at then-No. 6 Texas. They had lost to Kansas State before that in their last home game to end a school-record 11-game winning streak at the Ferrell Center. Anthony Jones hit a 3-pointer to start a 7-0 run for Baylor to stretch its lead to 10 after Iowa State (13-9, 2-5) got a free throw in the opening seconds after halftime. There had been six ties and six lead changes in the first half, but none after that. Craig Brackins had 19 points for the Cyclones. No. 24 Northern Iowa 59, Wichita State 56 CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Kwadzo Ahelegbe scored 18 points, 15 in the second half, and No. 24 Northern Iowa hung on to beat Wichita State 59-56 on Wednesday night. Jordan Eglseder added 15 points for the Panthers (20-2, 11-1), who avenged a 60-51 loss at Wichita State on Jan. 19 and took a commanding three-game lead atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings. Wichita State (19-5, 8-4) buried consecutive 3-pointerss to pull within 58-56 with 1:54 left, then got the ball back on a Northern Iowa turnover with 31 seconds left. But Toure’ Murray missed a 3 from the elbow, and Clevin Hannah’s desperation heave bounced off the rim. Murray had 17 points to lead Wichita State, which shot 10 of 17 FT.

Hornets’ Chris Paul set for knee surgery NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans point guard Chris Paul will have knee surgery and miss the All-Star game. Hornets coach Jeff Bower said Paul will have surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Although Paul is likely to be sidelined for up to a month, Bower wouldn’t give a timetable for his return. “We are anticipating a very successful process,” Bower said Wednesday. “We look forward to his return to action at some point later on. The time frame will be determined after the surgery. I won’t speculate on that.” The NBA announced Paul was replaced on the Western Conference roster by Denver’s Chauncey Billups for

the All-Star game on Feb. 14 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Paul hurt the knee Jan. 27 against Golden State, then aggravated the injury when he collided with a camera while chasing an errant pass in the final seconds of regulation against the Chicago Bulls on Friday. Paul averages a team-high 20.4 points and an NBA-best 11.2 assists. He was the runner-up to the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant for league MVP in 2007-08 and finished fifth last season. Rookie Darren Collison has replaced Paul in the Hornets’ lineup. The Hornets had won 12 of their last 16 before Paul got hurt. Bower did not rule

out bringing in a new player, but said a move was not imminent. The Hornets have three guards on the active roster — Collison, fellow rookie Marcus Thornton and veteran

Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Wednesday by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 0-5-7 Late Pick 3: 4-7-4 Pick 4: 1-4-1-7 Cash 5: 9-11-18-36-37 DES MOINES, Iowa — These numbers were drawn Wednesday by the multi-state Powerball lottery that includes North

Morris Peterson. “We’re encouraged with the play of our current group and will continue to monitor that,” Bower said. “We feel confident in their capabilities.” Carolina: Numbers: 17-22-36-3752 Powerball: 24 Power Play: x2 RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Wednesday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 8-9-9 Pick 4: 4-8-3-0 Cash 5: 4-10-26-29-32 These numbers were drawn Wednesday night: Pick 3: 8-6-0 Pick 4: 2-4-4-2 Cash 5: 5-6-9-24-31 Win For Life: 3-21-32-3334-42 Free Ball: 17


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Florida, Meyer sign top recruiting class By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Whatever health problems Florida coach Urban Meyer may have, his program is in pretty good shape. Meyer signed the consensus No. 1 recruiting class in the country Wednesday, stockpiling the kind of talent that could keep the Gators in the national title hunt for several years. Does it mean anything to be on top? “It shouldn’t, but it does,” Meyer said. “I guess that’s the competitive nature of it, but it has no bearing on where you finish. ... The ego

part of it, where ... ’Hey, you guys just had the No. 1 class in America.’ That’s good for about 24 hours and then you’ve got to get to work and worry about something else.” The class is already being touted as the best in school history. It includes three of the top seven prospects, according to Rivals. com, and 11 of ESPNU’s top 50 high school seniors. Twenty-eight players signed national letters of intent with Florida, including 11 who enrolled last month. Securing the class was Meyer’s last bit of work before beginning his leave of absence. He plans to take vacation, but also has

a series of heart and stress tests lined up later this month. He expects to return for spring practice, which begins March 17, and coach this fall. “I feel good,” Meyer said. “Just taking care of yourself, that’s the key. I’m trying to do the best I can.” He did just fine recruiting. At the top of Florida’s class is defensive end Ronald Powell, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound Californian who’s rated the No. 1 prospect in the country by Rivals.com. Powell is the centerpiece of a group filled with standout defensive linemen. It

includes tackles Dominique Easley, Leon Orr and Sharrif Floyd, and ends Neiron Ball and Lynden Trail. The defensive secondary is nearly as loaded. Safeties Jonathan Dowling, Matt Elam and Jordan Haden are rated three of the best in the country, and talented cornerback Joshua Shaw should get a chance to earn a starting job opposite Janoris Jenkins. Florida lost six starters on offense and six on defense, and Meyer said this class could help fill the void left by the early departure of underclassmen Aaron Hernandez, Maurkice Pouncey, Joe Haden, Major Wright and Carlos Dunlap.

span down the stretch. He hit a 3-pointer, made a huge dunk over Javier Gonzalez and was fouled, then added another 3-pointer, the latter giving the Cavaliers a 51-38 lead with 5:28 to play. The dunk, especially, seemed to energize the crowd, but also Farrakhan, who has struggled to connect from the outside in recent games and seemed to really need the confidence boost. “I just had a lot of emotion and built-up stress in me,” he said. “It just felt great.” Most teammates watching it unfolding from the bench were even surprised. “That was clearly a message,” Meyinsse said. “That’s probably the greatest dunk I’ve ever seen in person. I always knew he had athleticism, and he got to show everyone tonight.” Calvin Baker said the dunk gave him flashbacks to the summer. “I walked up to him and showed him the goose

bumps on my arms,” he said. “I would give him a 10. He actually did that to me over the summer. Maybe that was why I had goose bumps.” The Cavaliers trailed 32-29 after Smith’s inside basket with 16:55 left, but then the Cavaliers tightened the defensive screws and started getting some shots to fall. Beginning with a runner by Calvin Baker, Virginia scored the next 11 points and held the Wolfpack scoreless to open a 4032 advantage. Sammy Zeglinski had a 10-footer and Meyinsse a three-point play in the run, and Scott scored the last four. After Dennis Horner gave N.C. State its first points in 7:17 with a layup, Farrakhan hit a 3-pointer for Virginia, starting his scoring flurry that kept Virginia comfortably ahead. The Wolfpack trailed 51-38 with 5:28 to play and never made a charge again.

not flashy. Durham receiver Anthony Creecy was rated as a four-star prospect, according to Scout.com, and the recruiting service graded the class as in the middle of the Atlantic Coast Conference pack and 41st nationally. Nearly every other player in the balanced class received three stars from the recruiting service. “You hit the main word, and that’s balance,” said Scout.com regional recruiting analyst Miller Safrit. “It’s not overloaded at any one position. They have a lot of players on the offensive line and on the defensive line. ... They really hit the positions they needed the most. Defensive back, I think, they really needed some help and they’ve got some guys that are versatile.” And then there’s Crisp, rated as the nation’s fourthbest prospect at offensive tackle. His addition can’t help but bolster a group of blockers, with O’Brien saying “we want to build an NFL line here, like we did at Boston College.” The number of stars “is just an indication,” O’Brien said. “Sometimes we’re not right all the time, either.”

Texas Tech. Nine of the announced signees are projected to play defense, the side of the ball McNeill has specialized in over his long career as an assistant coach. Eight of those are slated to play in the front seven, while the offense added three linemen for depth up front as the coaching staff implements an offense similar to the wide-open attack run at Texas Tech. In addition, five are already enrolled at East Carolina, including running back Alex Owah, a three-star prospect according to Scout.com who ranks as the Pirates’ top recruit. “That is the biggest thing, keeping what they have,” said Miller Safrit, a regional recruiting analyst for Scout.com. “It’s really an exciting class for what a lot of people expected to be just holding on for such a late move in the coaching realm. You expect the next class to be a lot better, but this class is looking pretty good for East Carolina.”

PACK, from page 1B Cameron Indoor Stadium, but the Cavaliers are still where no one thought they’d be. Especially, it seems, with defense leading the way. “That’s what coach Bennett has preached to us from day one, and with every game, we get more confident with the system. We base our success on our defense,” Jerome Meyinsse said. North Carolina State (14-9, 2-6) led 28-25 at halftime, but managed just 19 points in the second half, none during a stretch when Virginia turned a 3229 deficit into a 40-32 lead. Richard Howell led N.C. State with 14 points and Tracy Smith had 12. Smith was scoring easily in the first half, but went to the bench with three fouls during the burst. “We had trouble scoring even when Tracy came back in the game,” Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe said. “I thought Richard Howell did a good job of

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Virginia's Michael Scott, center, Jerome Meyinsse, right, and teammates celebrate Musapha Farrakhan's dunk against North Carolina State. helping him, but other than that, we didn’t have much help. ... Our perimeter guys right now are just not playing well.” Mustapha Farrakhan added 11 points and Meyinsse 10 for Virginia, and Farrakhan brought the crowd to life with a ninepoint flurry in a 3-minute

SIGNING DAY, from page 1B mitment from Tennessee when Lane Kiffin left Knoxville to take over at Southern California. North Carolina also landed four-star prospects in running back Giovanni Bernard of Davie, Fla., and defensive lineman Kareem Martin of Roanoke Rapids. They also have five players listed as multi-positional athletes for plenty of versatility. The Tar Heels finished with the No. 31-rated class nationally, according to Scout.com.

Duke recruiting class has strong local flavor DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has started winning more often on the field under David Cutcliffe. The Blue Devils think they’ve figured out how to succeed on Signing Day, too. Nine of the 19 players they signed Wednesday come from North Carolina high schools, the second straight year they’ve made successful inroads in a state that never seems to have a shortage of quality Division I prospects. Of course, it helps that Duke’s program is no longer the national laughingstock it had been for much of the past decade. The Blue Devils are coming off a 5-7 finish — their best since 1994. A 9-16 record in Cutcliffe’s first two seasons might not be great, but there’s no question the program is in significantly better shape than it was when it went winless four times from 1996-2006. The recruiting experts rank this class near the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference and in the middle of the pack in the Bowl Subdivision. According to Scout.com, all the signees are rated as either two- or three-star prospects.

The gem might have come from out of state. Scout.com rates Chicago native Laken Tomlinson, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound lineman, as the nation’s 23rdbest offensive guard. And once again, Cutcliffe made it a priority to keep some top local players close to home. Cutcliffe’s first two full recruiting classes had a combined 18 players from the state, and he says that’s partly a product of the relationships he began building nearly three decades ago when he was a young assistant at Tennessee. “Fortunately, I’m not so old that all of those friends have retired,” Cutcliffe quipped. “It’s about relationships, and I think it’s also about commitment on our part. I think the coaches in North Carolina realize that we’re going to listen to what they say.”

5-star OL headlines NC State class Tom O’Brien announced a five-star offensive-line prospect that signed with North Carolina State. Then he ran down the list of current Wolfpack players who weren’t regarded nearly that highly by the recruiting experts. The lesson: You can’t judge how successful a recruiting class is until the players actually take the field. N.C. State on Wednesday announced its 19-player recruiting class as part of Signing Day festivities, with the jewel of the crop being offensive tackle Robert Crisp — seemingly a can’t-miss prospect who comes to campus from a few miles away at Raleigh’s Athens Drive High School. Perhaps, but the analysts certainly think the rest of the Wolfpack’s incoming class is solid, if

ECU’s McNeill: Recruiting commitments held firm Ruffin McNeill never got much of a chance to settle in as East Carolina’s new coach before he had to hit the road for recruiting. His job was simple: keep the recruits who had committed to play for the Pirates when Skip Holtz was still in Greenville, N.C. He met with all the recruits except quarterback Shane Carden of Bellaire, Texas, but that was because he and new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley had contact with him when they were assistants at

Wake Forest signs class of 21 freshmen Coach Jim Grobe on Wednesday announced the Demon Deacons’ class of 21 incoming players, saying that because of the team’s needs, playing some firstyear freshmen is “something we’re going to look really hard at.” Freshman Tanner Price of Austin, Texas, could get a look at quarterback, where Grobe is looking for the successor to Riley Skinner after the four-year starter set nearly every meaningful career passing record at the school and became its winningest quarterback. The AP’s Joedy McCreary and Aaron Beard contributed to this report.

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Bobcats and Lakers square off Charlotte center Nazr Mohammed, right, dunks over Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom during the first half Wednesday in Los Angeles. At press time, the Lakers led 77-75 in the fourth quarter.

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Carolina goalie Cam Ward, looks away as Calgary’s Curtis Glencross celebrates his goal during the first period.

Glencross hat trick helps Flames burn Canes, 4-1 CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Curtis Glencross recorded his first NHL hat trick to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night. New Flames forward Matt Stajan added the winning goal in the second period. Carolina captain Eric Staal scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes, who have lost two straight following a four-game winning streak. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 27 shots to earn his 25th win of the season. Carolina’s Cam Ward made 35 saves. Forward Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins made their debuts for the Flames after being acquired on Monday from

the New York Rangers for Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust. Following a strong shift by center Daymond Langkow between Higgins and Kotalik, the checking line of Eric Nystrom, Mayers and Glencross continued to hem the Hurricanes inside their own zone. That pressure paid off as Glencross drove hard toward the net in pursuit of a rebound when the puck deflected off his body and into the Carolina net behind Ward at 2:54 of the first.. The Hurricanes tied it at 7:19 of the second period when Staal deflected a shot by Jussi Jokinen past Kiprusoff on another Carolina power play. Glencross finished the scoring with an empty-net goal at 18:58 of the third.

WEST VIRGINIA, from page 1B in his first action of the season after sitting out an NCAA-imposed 20 games for playing on a team in his native Turkey that included a professional player. The 6-foot-9 Kilicli went 3 of 3 from the field and scored seven points in 4 minutes in the first half. The capacity crowd gave him a standing ovation when he entered the game and was mobbed by his teammates when he came out a few minutes later. He finished with nine points in 7 minutes. Butler’s 3-pointer put West Virginia ahead by double digits 4 minutes after halftime before Pittsburgh mounted a comeback. Little-used freshman J.J. Richardson scored five points in the span of a minute and Pittsburgh pulled within 43-41 with 12:51 left. His previous season high was 2 points. The Panthers got no closer in the “Backyard Brawl.” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins grabbed a

microphone and addressed the fans a short time later after several objects were thrown on the court, telling the crowd “That’s stupid.” A few minutes later, as the officials were reviewing on the courtside TV a scuffle under the basket involving Pitt’s Gary McGhee and two West Virginia players, Pittsburgh assistant coach Tom Herrion was hit with what appeared to be a coin under his right eye. Huggins could be seen asking Herrion, who had a visible bruise under the eye, about it after the game. West Virginia responded with its decisive run. Butler, Jones and Darryl Bryant hit 3-pointers and West Virginia pulled ahead 56-43 with 6:31 remaining. The Mountaineers made 5 of 10 shots from beyond the arc after halftime and clinched its second straight win over the Panthers by going 10 of 10 from the freethrow line in the final 5 minutes.


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Wayne ready to be ‘bad guy’ in Big Easy By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In Wayne’s world, the choice couldn’t be clearer. His heart may reside in New Orleans, but his job is squarely in Indy. And as far as Reggie Wayne is concerned, nothing is going to come between him and a second Super Bowl ring. Not even his hometown team. “It’s amazing to see the Saints in the Super Bowl,” the Colts receiver said Wednesday. “I remember growing up and thinking it would happen, and it never worked out that way. To see what it has come to is just great. Now, unfortunately, I’ve got to be the bad guy, but like I say I’ve got bills to pay.” He happily took on the role even before the season started. Wayne arrived at training camp in a yellow dump truck, wearing an orange construction vest and a white hard hat with blue lettering that said: “Super Bowl Under Construction.” The four-time Pro Bowler did his part, catching 100 passes for 1,264 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s caught 11 more passes for 118 yards and one TD in the playoffs.

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 57 25 25 7 57 144 N.Y. Islanders 56 23 25 8 54 143 Buffalo Ottawa Montreal Boston Toronto

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF 55 32 16 7 71 155 57 32 21 4 68 161 57 26 25 6 58 146 54 23 22 9 55 131 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 Carolina 56 19 30 7 45 148 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 56 37 15 4 78 182 Nashville 55 30 21 4 64 151 Detroit 56 27 19 10 64 146 St. Louis 56 25 22 9 59 146 Columbus 58 22 27 9 53 150

GA 125 161 149 156 172 GA 136 159 154 140 197 GA 150 161 163 176 184

GA 132 153 149 155 193

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF 55 34 19 2 70 180 55 31 18 6 68 161 57 28 21 8 64 147 56 27 25 4 58 155 54 17 31 6 40 141

GA 135 144 146 167 186

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF San Jose 56 36 11 9 81 189 Phoenix 57 34 18 5 73 155 Los Angeles 56 34 19 3 71 168 Dallas 56 25 20 11 61 161 Anaheim 56 26 23 7 59 155

GA 138 145 152 179 172

Vancouver Colorado Calgary Minnesota Edmonton

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 Colorado 5, Columbus 1 Los Angeles 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Detroit 4, San Jose 2

Though he never doubted the Colts would make it back to the NFL title game, facing the Saints was the ultimate surprise. He grew up watching them, still follows them and maintains an affinity for the Big Easy. “I’m glad the city’s excited right now, they’re

supposed to be,” he said. “The Saints are a good team.” As a youngster, he often pleaded to wear black-and-gold clothes to match the Saints colors, listened to radio broadcasts of games, religiously followed his favorite player, Eric Martin, and even learned the lingo of

Orlando Atlanta Charlotte Miami Washington

1. Florida

13) Robert Crisp, ol, 6-7, 299, Raleigh, N.C.,

2. Oklahoma

Athens Drive HS. NORTH CAROLINA STATE.

3. Texas

14) Lamarcus Joyner, db, 5-8, 166, Fort

4. Alabama

Lauderdale, Fla., St. Thomas Aquinas HS.

5. Auburn

FLORIDA ST.

6. UCLA

15) Latwan Anderson, ath., 5-11, 185,

7. USC

Cleveland, Glenville HS, WEST VIRGINIA.

8. LSU

16) Jordan Hicks, lb, 6-2, 220, West Chester,

9. Penn State

Ohio, Lakota West HS. TEXAS.

10. Florida State

17) Dillon Baxter, rb, 5-11, 187, San Diego,

Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit

W 33 31 24 24 16

L 16 17 23 25 32

Pct GB .673 — .646 1 1/2 .511 8 .490 9 .333 16 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 39 11 .780 23 24 .489 21 26 .447 17 32 .347 16 31 .340

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas 31 18 .633 San Antonio 28 19 .596 Houston 26 22 .542 Memphis 26 22 .542 New Orleans 26 23 .531

GB — 14 1/2 16 1/2 21 1/2 21 1/2

GB — 2 4 1/2 4 1/2 5

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 33 15 .688 — Utah 30 18 .625 3 Oklahoma City 28 21 .571 5 1/2 Portland 29 22 .569 5 1/2 Minnesota 11 38 .224 22 1/2 L.A. Lakers Phoenix L.A. Clippers Sacramento Golden State

Pacific Division W L Pct GB 37 12 .755 — 29 21 .580 8 1/2 21 28 .429 16 16 32 .333 20 1/2 13 35 .271 23 1/2

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 Atlanta 103, L.A. Clippers 97 Toronto 108, New Jersey 99 Philadelphia 106, Chicago 103, OT New York 107, Washington 85 Oklahoma City 103, New Orleans 99 Boston 107, Miami 102 Dallas 110, Golden State 101 Utah 118, Portland 105 San Antonio 115, Sacramento 113 Charlotte at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Friday’s Games Detroit at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday’s Games Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Dallas at Columbus, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Mission Bay HS. USC. ESPNU

18) Chris Martin, de, 6-4, 240, Aurora, Colo.

1. Florida

Grandview HS. CALIFORNIA.

2. Texas

19) Spencer Ware, ath., 5-11, 220, Cincinnati,

3. Alabama

Princeton HS. LSU.

4. Auburn

20) Christian Jones, lb,6-4, 220, Winter Park,

5. Oklahoma

Fla., Lake Howell HS. FLORIDA STATE.

6. Florida State

21) William Gholston, de, 6-7, 237, Detroit

7. LSU

(Mich.) Southeastern HS. MICHIGAN STATE.

8. USC

22) Shon Coleman, ol, 6-7, 285, Olive Branch

9. Tennessee

(Miss.) HS. AUBURN.

10. Penn State

23) DeMarcus Milliner, db, 6-2, 180, Millbrook, Ala., Stanhope Elmore HS. ALABAMA.

Allen Wallace of SuperPrep Magazine

24) Markeith Ambles, wr, 6-2, 182,

1. Florida

McDonough, Ga., Henry County HS. USC.

2. Texas

25) Matt Elam, db, 6-0, 205, West Palm, Fla.,

3. Oklahoma

Dwyer HS. FLORIDA.

4. USC 5. Alabama 6. Auburn

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Ranking the Recruiting Classes

8. UCLA 9. Penn State 10. Florida State Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports/ MaxPreps 1. Florida 2. Texas 3. USC 4. Alabama 5. Auburn 6. Oklahoma 7. LSU 8. UCLA 9. Tennessee 10. Penn State

Signing Day’s Top Recruits By The Associated Press The top-25 recruits in the country, according to Rivals.com, and where they landed on signing day: 1) Ronald Powell, de, 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, Moreno Valley, Calif., Rancho Verde HS. FLORIDA. Paul, Minn., Cretin-Derham Hall HS. USC. 3) Kyle Prater, wr, 6-5, 205, Hillside, Ill., Proviso West HS. USC. 4) Sharrif Floyd, dt, 6-3, 310, Philadelphia, George Washington HS. FLORIDA. 5) Keenan Allen, db, 6-3, 195, Greensboro,

NBA Standings

GB — 5 1/2 12 1/2 14 1/2 27 1/2

By The Associated Press

N.C., Northern Guilford HS. CALIFORNIA.

The top-10 recruiting classes as ranked by

6) Robert Woods, ath., 6-1, 180, Gardena,

five prominent rating services:

Calif., Junipero Serra HS. USC.

Rivals.com

7) Dominique Easley, dt, 6-3, 258, New York,

1. Florida

Curtis HS. FLORIDA.

2. USC

8) Owamagbe Odighizuwa, de, 6-3, 234,

3. Texas

Portland, David Douglas HS. UCLA.

4. Auburn

9) Da’Rick Rogers, wr, 6-3, 206, Calhoun (Ga.)

5. Alabama

HS. TENNESSEE.

6. LSU

10) Marcus Lattimore, rb, 6-0, 210, Duncan,

7. Oklahoma

S.C., Byrnes HS. SOUTH CAROLINA.

8. UCLA

11) Michael Dyer, rb, 5-8, 201, Little Rock

9. Tennessee

(Ark.) Christian HS. AUBURN.

10. Florida State

12) Jackson Jeffcoat, de, 6-3, 230, Plano (Texas) West HS. TEXAS.

Scout.com

COLLEGE HOOPS Wednesday’s Scores

7. LSU

2) Seantrel Henderson, ol, 6-8, 301, Saint

Friday’s Games Toronto at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. Carolina at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Southeast Division

Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne walks on to the field during practice on Wednesday in Davie, Fla.

Thursday’s Games Miami at Cleveland, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games Ottawa 4, Buffalo 2 St. Louis 3, Chicago 2 Calgary 4, Carolina 1 Philadelphia at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 31 16 .660 Toronto 27 23 .540 New York 19 29 .396 Philadelphia 17 31 .354 New Jersey 4 44 .083

AP Photo/Eric Gay

“Who Dat Nation.” “I know it, I just don’t speak it,” Wayne cracked. He still remembers frantically trying to reach family members after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005 and the fateful day in September 2006, when he learned his older brother, Rashad, had been killed in a traffic accident near New Orleans. But to those who suggest a Super Bowl victory would mean more to New Orleans, where they’ve never had a title to celebrate, Wayne responds: “I also know what it means to the city of Indianapolis.” Indeed, he would rather leave Miami the same way he did three years ago when the Colts last played in the Super Bowl — with the trophy. Otherwise, he’ll face a harsh summer of reminders from his friends. They’re already lining up to take shots. “Let me tell you something, I turned my phone on this morning, the first thing that popped up was 40 text messages. I immediately cut it back off,” he said. “I can imagine what all those text messages are saying, but that’s the beauty of it. If we take care of business the way we should, I’ll be happy to look at all those text messages and answer them back.”

SOUTH Arkansas 72, Georgia 68 Armstrong Atlantic 76, Flagler 65 Bryan 71, Tenn. Wesleyan 57 Catawba 75, Wingate 73 Charlotte 72, George Washington 68 Georgia St. 61, George Mason 57 Guilford 76, Hampden-Sydney 74 Hofstra 68, James Madison 48 King, Tenn. 80, Carson-Newman 70 Lambuth 109, Hiwassee 68 Lincoln Memorial 65, Tusculum 62 McNeese St. 92, Northwestern St. 85 Memphis 85, UAB 75 Newberry 103, Mars Hill 100, 2OT Nova Southeastern 97, Tampa 88 Old Dominion 61, William & Mary 42 SE Louisiana 75, Texas St. 66 Union, Ky. 80, Va. Intermont 76 Va. Commonwealth 73, UNC Wilmington 60 Va. Wesleyan 66, Bridgewater, Va. 51 Vanderbilt 75, Mississippi St. 72 Virginia 59, N.C. State 47 Wofford 72, Elon 56 EAST Anderson, Ind. 72, Bluffton 66 Bentley 72, Merrimack 59 Binghamton 78, Albany, N.Y. 73 Brooklyn 84, Medgar Evers 66 C.W. Post 77, Queens, N.Y. 69 DeSales 76, Manhattanville 61 Delaware Valley 78, FDU-Florham 61 E. Mennonite 85, Lynchburg 67 East Stroudsburg 72, Millersville 63 Franklin & Marshall 70, Ursinus 62 Haverford 80, Washington, Md. 75 Hiram 71, Denison 62 Indiana, Pa. 81, Edinboro 55 Lebanon Valley 75, Lycoming 72, OT Lehman 71, John Jay 59 Mansfield 68, Bloomsburg 67 Misericordia 77, Wilkes 71 Muhlenberg 64, Swarthmore 50 Ohio Northern 69, Muskingum 57 Old Westbury 92, Mount St. Vincent 80 Pitt.-Greensburg 61, Penn St.-Altoona 56 Richmond 68, Saint Joseph’s 58 Rutgers-Newark 73, Montclair St. 66 Shippensburg 63, West Chester 61 South Florida 72, Georgetown 64 St. Rose 84, Assumption 57 Stony Brook 54, Hartford 44 Temple 76, Duquesne 60 Thiel 86, Bethany,W.Va. 84 Vermont 64, Maine 51 Wentworth Tech 73, New England 65 West Virginia 70, Pittsburgh 51 Westminster, Pa. 87, Waynesburg 70 Widener 49, Albright 48 William Paterson 72, Ramapo 65 Wilmington, Ohio 84, Otterbein 72 Xavier 87, Massachusetts 79 York, N.Y. 102, Staten Island 61

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer stretches during practice in Miami on Wednesday.

Payton confident with health of Saints CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints looked healthy and active in their practice Wednesday, with starters Jeremy Shockey, Darren Sharper and Jonathan Vilma all participating, Each of them has been bothered by knee problems, but played in the NFC championship game. Tight end Shockey, safety Sharper, and linebacker Vilma worked in all the key drills. Only backup running back Lynell Hamilton, who watched the 2 1/2-hour workout with a walking boot protecting his left ankle, was idle. “I think we’re ahead of schedule with just about everything we’re trying to get done,” coach Sean Payton said. Payton wore a Hurricanes visor and coaching shirt instead of his stan-

MIDWEST Adrian 59, Kalamazoo 50 Akron 90, N. Illinois 76 Albion 81, Trine 62 Aquinas 75, Madonna 63 Carleton 80, St. Mary’s, Minn. 60 Concordia, Mich. 72, Siena Heights 63, OT Concordia, Moor. 76, Augsburg 63 Cornerstone 78, Indiana Tech 65 Creighton 84, Evansville 71 Davenport 80, Michigan-Dearborn 64 Gustavus 63, Macalester 44 Hamline 87, Bethel, Minn. 71 Hope 83, Alma 74 Illinois 57, Iowa 49 Indiana St. 72, Illinois St. 65 Marquette 80, DePaul 69 N. Iowa 59, Wichita St. 56 Ohio St. 75, Penn St. 62 Olivet 84, Calvin 61 S. Illinois 73, Missouri St. 67 Saint Louis 67, St. Bonaventure 65 St. John’s, Minn. 84, St. Olaf 61 Texas A&M 77, Missouri 74 Transylvania 81, Franklin 55 Wabash 70, Earlham 42 Wis.-Eau Claire 76, Wis.-River Falls 71 Wis.-Platteville 83, Wis.-Oshkosh 69 Wis.-Stout 69, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 67 Wis.-Whitewater 67, Wis.-La Crosse 52 Wittenberg 82, Ohio Wesleyan 75 SOUTHWEST Baylor 84, Iowa St. 63 Lamar 73, Cent. Arkansas 65 Sam Houston St. 73, UTSA 67 Stephen F.Austin 68, Nicholls St. 67, OT Texas-Arlington 71, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 66, OT Tulane 79, Rice 74, OT Tulsa 73, Marshall 69 FAR WEST CS Bakersfield 68, UC Irvine 55 Colorado St. 65, Utah 50 Kansas 72, Colorado 66, OT Montana St.-Billings 75, Alaska 58

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Announced RHP Dennis Sarfate has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with C Gustavo Molina and RHP Joe Nelson on minor league contracts. Promoted Eddie Romero to assistant director of its Latin American operations and Gus Quattlebaum to assistant director of amateur scouting. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with 1B Casey Kotchman on a one-year contract. Assigned 1B Tommy Everidge outright to Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS—Claimed RHP Mike Ekstrom off waivers from San Diego. Agreed to terms with C Alvin Colina and LHP Heath Phillips on minor league contracts. n National League FLORIDA MARLINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Seth McClung on a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Ramon Ortiz and INF Alfredo Amezaga on minor league contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Announced RHP Chris Smith accepted outright assignment to Nashville (PCL). Claimed RHP Marco Estrada off waivers from Washington. Designated RHP Tim Dillard for assignment. n American Association SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CAPTAINS—Signed LHP Aaron Cunningham. Can-Am League SUSSEX SKYHAWKS—Traded INF Chris Kelly to Chico (Golden) for cash. n Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM—Signed LHP Will Palmer. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Signed OF Ryan Crespi. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Signed 3B Andrew Davis to a contract extension. NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Acquired OF

dard Saints gear for the practice at the University of Miami. The Saints worked mostly on base first-down and second-down situations. Payton said twothirds of the offense was installed last week back home. Cornerback Randall Gay, bothered by a foot injury, intercepted two passes against the scout team. Payton conducted a 30-minute walkthrough with every unit, from special teams to specialized offensive formations. They worked several minutes on turnover drills, something usually seen in training camp. “Well, we do that a lot during the season, too,” Payton said. “But I’d like us to have a little of that training-camp mentality here.

Asif Shah from Chico (Golden) for future considerations. OAKLAND COUNTY CRUISERS—Signed OF Kyle Maunus. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS—Sold the contract of SS Matt Gaski to the Minnesota Twins. n Northern League FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Traded RHP Yosandy Ibanez to York (Atlantic) for a player to be named. Agreed to terms with LHP Adam Tollefson and LHP Jeremy Hauer. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Agreed to terms with INF Jeff Beachum. n United League AMARILLO DILLAS—Traded INF Eric Brown to Normal (Frontier) for a player to be named. FOOTBALL n National Football League PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Named Dick Jauron senior assistant/defensive backs coach. HOCKEY n National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Assigned D Nick Boynton to Manitoba (AHL). BOSTON BRUINS—Reassigned F Matt Marquardt from Reading (ECHL) to Providence (AHL). CAROLINA HURRICANES—Activated D Joe Corvo. Placed F Tuomo Ruutu on injured reserve. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Activated C Dave Bolland from injured reserve. Recalled G Joe Fallon from Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Fired coach Ken Hitchcock. Named assistant coach Claude Noel interim coach. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Signed D Jared Cowen. n American Hockey League ABBOTSFORD HEAT—Returned F Ben Gordon to Reading (ECHL). ALBANY RIVER RATS—Signed F Yannick Tifu. NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Signed F Matt Fornataro. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Recalled G Joel Gistedt from Las Vegas (ECHL). n ECHL CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Acquired F Matt Stefanishion from Alaska to complete an earlier trade. LACROSSE n National Lacrosse League CALGARY ROUGHNECKS—Acquired G Mike Poulin from Boston for a 2011 first-round draft pick. Traded the rights to G Chris Levis to Colorado for a 2011 second-round draft pick. COLORADO MAMMOTH—Signed F Chris Gill. SOCCER n Major League Soccer KANSAS CITY WIZARDS—Traded F Adam Cristman to D.C. United for the use of an international roster spot until the end of 2011. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION—Named Stephen Myles assistant coach. COLLEGE n NCAA—Named Art Hyland men’s basketball rules committee secretary-rules editor. EAST CAROLINA—Named Brandon Jones, offensive line coach; Clay McGuire, running backs coach; Dennis Simmons, outside receivers coach; and Marc Yellock, defensive tackles coach. HARDING—Named Brian Stewart offensive line coach. HIGH POINT—Named Jared Micklos director of compliance. OTTERBEIN—Named Joe Nemith III codefensive coordinator. SYRACUSE—Named Mike Miller men’s assistant soccer coach. TENNESSEE—Named Justin Wilcox defensive coordinator.


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Wanted To Buy Aluminum, Copper, Scrap Metal&Junk Cars Paying $75-$200 Across Scales Mikes Auto Salvage, 252-438-9000.

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

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

SCRAP GOLD! HIGHEST PRICES! CHECK US OUT! MOODY BROS. 252-430-8600

2BR 1BR $450.00/mo. Previous rental history required. Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735

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Apartments/Houses

Buying Cars Paying up to $175 Same Day Pick-up 919-482-0169 Tom Cat’s Auto

Wester Realty 252-438-8701 westerrealty.com

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TOP DOLLAR on junk cars! 252-430-7680

Get The Daily Dispatch delivered to your home for only $2.88 per week Call 436-2800 FOR SALE REDBUD TOWNHOUSE $139,900 3 BEDROOMS/ 2 BATHS IN-HOUSE FINANCING 6% - 30 YEARS QUALIFIES FOR $8000 AND $6500 TAX CREDIT

Down Payment Based On Qualifications CALL PRIM RESIDENTIAL

252-738-9771

H E N D E R S O N C I T Y s V A N C E C O U N T Y

2BR apt. $550/mo. 2BR house $425/mo. 2BR MH $350/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738 2BR, 1BA in Wise. Nice area. $500/mo. + $500 dep. Now taking Application 252-432-5479 2BR, 1BA over 2 car garage. Gas heat. 118 W Rockspring St. $295/ mo. 252-430-3777 317 Whitten Ave. 2BR. Stove & fridge. Washer/ dryer hookups. Heat & central air. $485/mo. 252-492-0743. 327 Whitten Ave. 2BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $485/mo. 252-492-0743. 406 Roosevelt. 1BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $415/mo. 252-492-0743. Lakehouse on water w/awesome views & dock. Island Creek. 4BR, 1.5BA, carport. $750/mo. 1 yr. lease. pointsunset.com or 919361-3347.

Manufactured Homes For Rent 3BR, 2BA singlewide. Appliances included $425/mo. 252-767-7214

Business Property For Rent

Rent-to-Own. 204 Carolina Ave. 3BR, 1BA, basement, fenced back yard. $1000 down payment. $595/mo. 252430-3777.

Manufactured Homes For Rent 3BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA. Singlewides. All appliances. No pets. 252-432-1859.

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

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Homes & MHs. Lease option to owner finance. As low as $47,900. $2000 dn. $495/mo. 2, 3 & 4BR. 252-492-8777 Kerr Lake Water Front DW Private Dock 175 Autumn Ln. $109,000 jstewardson@nc.rr.com

1500 sq.ft. building w/ office, bathroom & rollup door. Shop space w/heat & A/C. $600/ mo. 252-432-3960.

New home on 4.25 private acres 4 miles from Satterwhite Point Marina on Kerr Lake and 2 miles from golf course. 252-213-4167.

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

Manufactured Homes For Sale

Office or retail space 600 sq.ft., 800 sq.ft., 1500 sq.ft., 1600 sq.ft. 2500 sq.ft. 3750 sq.ft & 5000 sq.ft. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER Call 252-492-0185

Land For Sale 2 acres, only $11,990 Close to Kerr Lake Manufactured OK 919-693-8984

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RENT TO OWN 3 & 4 Bedroom 2 Full Bath Early Falsom Properties 252-433-9222

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Now you can add your company logo to your one column ads/no border ads and get noticed quicker! Call your sales representative or 252-436-2810

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

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

1999 16x80 3BR, 2BA. Like new. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035 Beautiful country setting. Ready to move in! 3BR, 2BA singlewide on 1 acre of land. 336-597-5539.

LEASE TO OWN 4BR Doublewide. Need Good Credit or Lots of Cash. $69K and $725/mo. 919-693-8984

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

Autos For Sale 1999 Dodge Stratus 136,000 Miles $16,050 Call 919-308-4058 or 919-693-9454 2001 Toyota Celica. 5spd, new tires. Moon roof. PW/PL/PB, AM/ FM/CD/cassette. 37 MPG. Excellent cond. $8995. 252-257-3404.

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

Serious Inquiries Only! Fill out an application at

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The Daily Dispatch - Thursday, February 4, 2010