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Vance, Granville scores better, Warren a bit worse By GLENN CRAVEN Daily Dispatch Editor

Tri-County schools last month received the results from the 2008-09 SAT tests, with scores declining in Warren County, rising in Granville, and improving in Vance albeit with a much smaller number of Vance County students taking the exam compared to the prior academic year. AP photo/CHARLES DHARAPAK The SAT is one of the premier aptitude tests President Barack Obama speaks at the AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island in Cincinnati Monday. taken by high school students as a measure of their readiness for college admission. Vance County students’ average SAT score working men and women. Care Can’t Wait.” that he won’t be satisfied By DARLENE SUPERVILLE improved by 54 points in For their part, some They had to be won,” he until jobs are much more Associated Press Writer 2008-09 vs. 2007-08, rising elements within the labor said. plentiful. to a 1,291 overall on a scale movement have indicated “They had to be fought Shortly after taking the CINCINNATI — of 2,400 points possible frustration with Obama, for, by men and women of oath of office in January, President Barack Obama (a minimum of 200 and a Obama confronted a rapid- who traveled to Cincinnati courage and conviction, declared Monday that maximum of 800 points to speak to a state AFLfrom the factory floors of ly deteriorating economy, modern benefits like paid awarded on each of three CIO gathering, because the Industrial Revolution sections). The improvement leave, minimum wage and a clogged credit system, to the shopping aisles of failing or ailing banks and some key items such as Social Security “all bear NATIONAL WEATHER was reflected across the Shown areboard, noon positions weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bandsas arehe highs for the day. legislation making it today’s superstores. They a a shaky stock market. the union label,” apwithofVance students stood up and spoke out He used his speech here to easier for people to join pealed to organized labor scoringSeattle an average of 424 69/52 unions has languished to demand a fair shake, on the critical reading por- to help him win the health tick off a host of steps the in Congress. To vigorous an honest day’s pay for administration has taken tion of the test last year vs. care fight in Congress. Billings cheers, Obama made a an honest day’s work,” he to steady the economy, and “It was labor that 75/51 407 the year prior, averagDetroit Minneapolis New York 77/62 80/64 pitch for the bill in his said. “Many risked their he made a special pitch for helped build the largest ing 448 in mathematics, 77/65 the health care overhaul speech. He also noted that lives. Some gave their middleChicago class in history. up from 423 points, and 78/56 San Francisco he has pushed. the first bill he signed into lives. Some made it a So, even if you’re notWashington a Denver averaging 419 on the test’s 75/57 Kansas City 86/54 76/64 cause of their lives — like “We have never been law was one guaranteeing union member, every 86/63 writing portion, improved Sen. Ted Kennedy, who we this close,” Obama said. equal pay for equal work. American owes something from 407 the year before. Los Angeles 81/64 remember today.” Obama spent a good “We have never had this to America’s laborAtlanta moveBroken down by high 88/67 At one point before deal of his time extolling ment,” said Obama, whose broad an agreement on school in this county, El Paso 91/68 Obama spoke, some in the the virtues of the union what needs to be done.” He run for the presidency was Southern Vance showed Fairbanks crowd broke into chants accused vested interests of movement. energized in no small part improvement in all three Houston 66/47 93/72 Miami of “Fired up” and “Ready trying to thwart it. Some “We remember that the by unions. 89/78 Please seeHonolulu SAT, page 4A rights and benefits we ento Go.” union-circulated posters 88/76 Obama asserted that Anchorage Hilo Juneau 60/49 84/71“our recovery plan is joy today were not simply held up by audience mem61/48 Please see LABOR DAY, page 3A handed out to America’s bers proclaimed, “Health working,” but repeated

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ering too much of the cost for expanding coverage. Another safety net standby, Cambridge Health Alliance, has closed health centers and cut services; its Somerville Hospital no longer keeps patients overnight. “It looks like a national plan will be modeled on Massachusetts and it’s a disaster for poor people,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, Harvard Medical School professor and a doctor at Cambridge Hospital. “The insurance offered doesn’t cover everyone,” she said. “It’s filled with gaps like copayments and deductibles. Patients can’t afford it, so they turn to the public sector and the public sector isn’t there anymore.”

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WASHINGTON — In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama is telling the nation’s schoolchildren he “expects great things from each of you.” “At the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world,” Obama said. “And none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities.” The White House posted Obama’s remarks on its Web site at midday Monday. He’s scheduled to deliver the talk from Wakefield High School in suburban Arlington, Va., Tuesday. It will be broadcast live on C-SPAN and on the White House Web site. Obama’s planned talk has proven controversial, with several conservative organizations and individuals accusing him of trying to pitch his arguments too aggressively in a localeducation setting. White House officials, including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, have said the allegations are silly. Obama got a bit of a boost from former first lady Laura Bush on Monday when she said she supported Obama’s decision to address the nation’s school children.

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Mark It Down Today Appearance Commission — The City of Henderson’s Appearance Commission will meet at 3 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. Granville Commission — The Granville County Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the commission meeting room, 145 Williamsboro St. Oxford Commission — The Oxford City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the commission meeting room of City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. Mental health meeting — The Five County Mental Health Authority’s Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) will meet at 6 p.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College, Warren campus, Building 4, Room W432, 210 W. Ridgeway St., Warrenton. Consumers can sign-up to discuss issues with the CFAC from 6:15-6:30 p.m. The committee meets monthly to assist in developing and revising the mental health plan that drives mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services for the five-county area. For more information, call 430-1330, ext. 3035 and ext. 3050. Board of Elections — The Vance County Board of Elections will meet at 11 a.m. in the Elections Office in the Henry A. Dennis Building, 300 S. Garnett Street.

Wednesday Economic Development Commission — The Downtown Oxford Economic Development Commission will meet at 8 a.m. in the mayor’s conference room on the second floor of City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. Wednesday Farmer’s market — The Wednesday Farmer’s Market, located near the track behind the Henderson Family YMCA, 380 Ruin Creek Road, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. selling local produce. The market is sponsored by the YMCA, the Vance County Cooperative Extension Service and Maria Parham Medical Center. Venders interested in selling at the market should contact Wayne Rowland at 438-8188. Oxford Farmers’ Market — The Oxford Farmers’ Market, located on the corner of McClanahan and Lanier streets across from the police station in Oxford, is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Vance-Granville Community College will offer a new course, “Basic PC Security,” on Tuesday nights, Sept. 10 through Oct. 29. Students will learn the nature of threats to their personal computers, assess their vulnerability, identify the “weak links” in their(Left to right) L. Lee Isley, chief executive officer, Granville Health System; Dr. Joanne Fruth, systems, and learn how to South Granville Primary Care; Janet Randazzo, art instructor, Butner-Stem Elementary; and Gus Gillespie, principal, Butner-Stem Elementary, announced the “Kid’s Living Healthy” color- implement simple solutions to minimize risks. ing contest. Students will explore the vulnerabilities of operating systems, software and networks. They will gain an understanding of how hackers gain access to computers without their owners’ knowledge, as well as why, where, and how viruses, worms and blended Granville Health Sysvariety of prizes by sketch- said Isley. “Health, nutrithreats are created. tem has announced that ing or coloring their way tion and fitness should alStudents should be fathe health system will towards healthy living. ways play important roles miliar with general PC tersponsor the 2009 Kids Liv“We feel honored to be in the lives of our students minology and have a basic ing Healthy Art Contest at included in this art contest and their families. This understanding of Windows Butner-Stem Elementary being sponsored by Grannew program provides a to take this course. Donna School. ville Health System. This fun and creative approach Gill, an instructor for L. Lee Isley, chief is a fantastic opportunity to learning.” VGCC’s information sysexecutive officer, met with for our students,” said Winners will be antems security and networkhundreds of Butner-Stem Gus Gillespie, principal of nounced during an open ing technology programs, Elementary students on Butner-Stem Elementary house gallery showing for will teach the class, which Aug. 31 as he explained School. “Our school looks students and their families will meet in Building 7, that Granville Health Sys- forward to the challenge at South Granville Priroom 7330. tem physician Dr. Joanne — promoting healthy mary Care, located at 317 For more information Fruth and her Butner living through talent and Central Avenue in Butner, and to register, call 738medical practice, South creativity!” on Oct. 13 from 5:30-7:30 3417 or 738-3324. Granville Primary Care, The program will p.m. will host the program. consist of three levels of “South Granville PriThe contest is a wellparticipation: pre-K, kinmary Care is absolutely ness initiative designed dergarten and first grade; thrilled to be hosting this to encourage students second and third grades; program and looks forward and their families to live and fourth and fifth to the open house when all healthy lifestyles. Stugrades. Prizes will include the children’s hard work dents will be challenged certificates, ribbons, gift will be on display,” said to select themes such cards and savings bonds. Fruth. “The Kids Living as nutrition, exercise or “As a community health Healthy Art Contest is Marketplace other ways to stay healthy partner, Granville Health a wonderful way to keep and illustrate their ideas System is pleased to join wellness and nutrition top Cinema Marketplace Shopping Center through individual pieces Butner-Stem Elementary of mind while allowing of art. Each child will have in presenting the Kids Liv- students a creative outlet 438-9060 the opportunity to win a ing Healthy Art Contest,” for expressing their ideas.”

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Kerr-Tar RPO — The Kerr-Tar Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) is having a Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Oxford Public Works Facility in Oxford. The public is encouraged to attend. More information, including an agenda and directions to the meeting, can be viewed on the Internet at www.kerrtarcog.org/ rpo. 4-H meeting — Warren County 4-H will hold an interest meeting for potential volunteers at the Warren County Extension Office from 6-8 p.m. To register for the meeting or to obtain more information, contact Erin Bain, 4-H youth development extension agent at 257-3640 or erin_bain@ncsu.edu. Parks and Rec meeting — The Henderson-Vance Parks & Recreation Commission will meet at noon at Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road. Childbirth classes — Prepared childbirth education classes are held at Granville Medical Center, 1010 College St., in Oxford, every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room. To register for the classes, call the Childbirth Education Department at (919) 690-3208. Retired School Personnel — The Vance County Unit of the North Carolina Retired School Personnel will meet at 11 a.m. at the Western Sizzlin’ on Ruin Creek Road in Henderson. Each member is asked to bring a prospective member. Any one who needs transportation to the meeting should contact Louise Kelley at 438-8071 or W.T. Ramey III at 492-3096.

Friday Granville Chamber — Granville County Economic Development Director Jay Tilley will make a presentation at 8 a.m. to the Granville Chamber of Commerce’s Government Forum Committee at the Economic Development Commission office, 310 Williamsboro St., Oxford. Fundraiser — Mums in a variety of colors will be on sale at the John 3:16 Center, 407 East End Ave., Littleton (next to Hagwood’s Car Wash) from 2-6 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mums can also be ordered in advance. For more information and to place an order, call (252) 586-1800.

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“There’s a place for the president of the United States to talk to school children and encourage school children” to stay in school, Mrs. Bush, a former school teacher, said in a CNN interview. When told some parents were keeping their children home because of the president’s address, she said “that’s their right .. to choose what they want their children to hear in school.” She added that it was “really important for everyone to respect the president of the United States.” And Florida Republican party chairman Jim Greer, who said last week he was “absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology,” said Monday he now favored the speech after changes he said the White House, under political pressure, had made to supporting materials for teachers and to the speech itself. “It’s a good speech,’ Greer told ABC News. “It encourages kids to stay in school and the importance of education, and I think that’s what a president should do when they’re going to talk to students across the country.” In a Labor Day speech in Cincinnati, Obama

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moved indoors to a music pavilion because of threatened thunderstorms. Obama chose the Labor Day union picnic as the backdrop to announce his selection of Ron Bloom as senior counselor for manufacturing policy. Bloom was senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as part of the auto industry task force

since February. Bloom, a Harvard Business School graduate, previously advised the United Steelworkers union and worked as an investment banker. Bloom will work with the National Economic Council to lead policy development and planning for Obama’s work to revitalize U.S. manufacturing, the White House said.

warned students that if they quit on school, “you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.” Obama acknowledged that “being successful is hard,” but told the students the country badly needs their best effort to cope in an increasingly competitive global economy. “What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country,” Obama says. “What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.” The president noted that he was raised by a single mother, who made him buckle down and work harder at times. He said he’s glad she did. Some conservatives have urged schools and parents to boycott the address. They say Obama is using the opportunity to

promote a political agenda. Schools don’t have to show the speech. And some districts have decided not to, partly in response to concerns from parents. Duncan’s department has also taken heat for proposed lesson plans distributed to accompany the speech. On Sunday, the secretary acknowledged that a section about writing to the president on how students can help him meet education goals was poorly worded. It has been changed. “We just clarified that to say write a letter about your own goals and what you’re going to do to achieve those goals,” Duncan said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Former Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush delivered similar speeches to students, the White House has said.

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mentioned his upcoming address. “I’m going to have something to say tomorrow to our children telling them to stay in school and work hard ’cause that’s the right message to send.” “It’s a sad state of affairs that many in this country politically would rather start an “Animal House” food fight rather than inspire kids to stay in school, to work hard, to engage parents to stay involved, and to ensure that the millions of teachers that are making great sacrifices continue to be the best in the world,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday. “It’s a sad state of affairs.” In the prepared remarks, Obama tells young people that all the work of parents, educators and others won’t matter “unless you show up to those schools, pay attention to those teachers.” Obama made no reference in his prepared remarks to the uproar surrounding his speech. Nor did he make an appeal for support of tough causes like health care reform. He used the talk to tell kids about his at-times clumsy ways as a child and to urge them to identify an area of interest, set goals and work hard to achieve them. The president also

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as the audience broke into more chants. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis accompanied Obama to Ohio, and the pair appeared in front of a large American flag, nine smaller ones and red, white and blue bunting. Local union organizers handed out 10,000 tickets for access to the area where Obama was to speak. The event was

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ployed Americans is nearing 15 million and prospects for the job market remain gloomy. Retailers just reported their 12th straight month of declining sales and many people are buying only what they must. Power consumption by the industrial and manufacturing companies that make everything from cars to cotton swabs has fallen faster than anywhere else — 10 percent this year by government estimates. Industrial consumption fell about 20 percent in parts of the Midwest, Carolinas and the South during the second quarter, utilities say.

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fall in consecutive years. Given the broad apprehension over the economy, any money consumers can keep in their pockets may help. “You might see a decrease in your bill or, at the very least, less of an increase. And these days that’s not bad,” said Charlie Acquard, executive director of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. You can trace the shift from major industrial power users all the way back to individual consumers to see what has happened. The number of unem-

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Consumers and businesses may finally be seeing some relief from rising utility bills, thanks to the biggest decline in U.S. electricity demand in decades. Prices on wholesale markets are expected to decline for the rest of 2009, according to the Energy Information Agency. While rates will probably begin edging up again in 2010, it will likely be less than half the 6.2 percent jump recorded last year. For decades as Americans bought more electronics,

more appliances, air conditioners and other gizmos, energy demand has only moved in one direction and prices have followed suit. The decline in power usage over the past year is a rarity and also an indication of how badly the recession has jolted the economy and changed the way Americans spend. The shift began last year, when power consumption fell 1.6 percent. Government forecasters see consumption falling another 2.7 percent this year. That would mark the first time since 1949 that the nation has seen energy demand

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HOSPITALS, from page one What worries Woolhandler and others are proposals to finance national reform that would reduce payments gradually to hospitals handling more than their share of uninsured patients. One proposal would reduce these funds — called DSH payments for “disproportionate share hospital” — by $20 billion, in three large annual chunks starting in 2017. About 2,700 U.S. hospitals receive DSH payments. That’s about half the nation’s hospitals, according to the American Hospital Association. A small segment of those hospitals provides most of the nation’s charity care to the poor. These institutions, largely supported by reimbursements from Medicaid and other government insurance programs, receive 12 percent of their revenues from DSH payments. Lawmakers reason that when more Americans have insurance, there will be less need for the payments. Instead, hospitals would get paid by their newly covered patients’ insurance plans. A trigger in the House health care legislation would start the cuts only after the nation achieved a significant increase in insurance coverage. But critics say illegal immigrants, the mentally ill and drug addicts will keep arriving at safety net hospitals without insurance. Illegal immigrants will be ineligible for the expanded coverage proposed by Congress. The mentally ill and addicted

will be unlikely to sign up. “If they start cutting, I’m scared,” said Dr. Simon Piller, who cares for patients at a county clinic that’s part of the same health system as Stroger Hospital. He describes patients who’ve lost jobs, are living with friends and ran out of medications for chronic conditions months, or years, ago. Safety net hospitals will continue to have unusual expenses, such as translation services and security, to deal with. And some newly insured patients won’t be able to afford the out-of-pocket copays and deductibles. “Copays for us are nopays,” said Dr. Steven Safyer, president and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. “Health care reform to me is an issue of humanity. How you can have 47 million uninsured in this country is shocking. But you can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” DSH cuts are part of a deal the White House reached with the American Hospital Association and two other hospital groups. When the hospitals agreed to cuts totaling $155 billion over 10 years, a group of public hospitals wasn’t at the table. “We were never part of the negotiations and did not sign onto the agreement,” said Larry Gage, president of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. The group contends DSH payments also help maintain trauma centers, burn units and other community assets that could

be threatened. Nancy-Ann DeParle, who directs the White House health reform office, said there’s adequate protection for safety net hospitals in the House bill. The payments would be reduced — gradually and starting only after the rate of uninsured Americans declines — in a way that differs greatly from what happened in Massachusetts, DeParle said. President Barack Obama supports phasing in DSH reductions over 10 years. “As people get insurance, there will be less of a need for hospitals to get additional funds,” DeParle said. She acknowledged it may be “scary” for hospital administrators to shift from getting these additional payments to a reality where more of their patients have insurance cards. But hospitals can and must adapt, DeParle said. “We will always need safety net hospitals.” It’s unclear how much would be cut. The House legislation calls for cuts of $20 billion, representing 8 percent of what the Congressional Budget Office projects in federal outlays to DSH over 10 years. The White House supports larger cuts. Many urban hospitals already operate on small margins or at a loss. Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital had only 1.42 days of cash on hand in August. Its bad debt, the bills left unpaid by patients, was $62.3 million last year. It received $10 million in DSH money last year.

Stroger is a public hospital, subject to cuts from Cook County government. The county’s health system is considering laying off nearly 500 workers. Chicago’s Stroger Hospital received $42 million last year in DSH. “This is definitely going to be a change. It’s not health care as usual,” said Stephen Zuckerman, a health economist in the Urban Institute’s Health Policy Center in Washington. Safety net hospitals may need help raising money to spruce up and modernize to become more competitive with private hospitals, Zuckerman said. But they won’t disappear. “The capacity they provide to the system is going to be needed,” Zuckerman said. “I don’t think the rest of the system is ready to absorb the patient population the public hospitals now serve.” Lawmakers have wanted to cut DSH payments for years, said Wendy Parmet, health law professor at Boston’s Northeastern University School of Law. With rising Medicare and Medicaid costs driving up national debt, the payments will continue to be a juicy target, she said. “Hospitals are going to cry that it hurts,” Parmet said. “But it’s going to happen, whether or not there’s health insurance reform.”

good a chance that the scores would have increased even more than the chance they would have decreased,” Hedrick wrote in response to an e-mailed question from the Dispatch. Hedrick did state that Vance County is working hard on improving test scores and increasing the number of students willing to take the SAT. The district has developed Freshman Academies for NVHS, SVHS and the new Early College High (which has not yet had a senior class). No students took the test at Western Vance High School. In the counties neighboring Vance, school administrators were able to tout improved SAT scores in Granville, but reported minor setbacks in Warren. The overall Granville SAT score improved from 1,391 to 1,424 from 200708 to 2008-09. At J.F. Webb High School, 46 percent of seniors took the SAT (down slightly from 50 percent a year prior) and scored a combined 1,411 on the exam with reading, math and writing scores of 469, 499 and 443. The critical reading score rose slightly from 465 a year prior, the math score was slightly improved from 482 in 2007-08, and the reading score dipped one point from 444 to 443. The net gain in the three-part test was 20 points, up from 1,391. At the J.F. Webb High School of Health and Life

Sciences, the net score rose 33 points, from 1,422 in 2007-08 to 1,455 last year. The critical reading score rose one point from 470 to 471, the math score at the school rose from 487 to 502, and the writing score improved from 465 to 482. Some 60.5 students of the school took the test, down slightly from 64.4 in 2007-08. In Warren County, scores declined slightly overall. Warren County High School seniors garnered a net 1,224 in 200809 (407 reading, 409 math and 408 writing), down 18 points from 1,242 (that’s 413, 423 and 406 by section). Warren County actually saw a very slightly higher segment of seniors taking the test, 55 percent in 2008-09 vs. 54.3 percent the prior year. At the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School in Warren County, five seniors took the SAT, scoring a combined 1,302, up from the 1,263 that six seniors achieved a year prior. The math score (466 vs. 382) accounted for all of the rise and overcame declines in critical reading (428, down from 438) and in writing (408, down from 443).

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SAT, from page one categories: 432 in critical reading, up from 391; 455 in math vs. 418; and 426 in writing, improved from 393. That made Southern’s 2008-09 average total SAT score a 1,313, up significantly from 1,202 a year before. At Northern Vance, the improvement was smaller. Students at Northern averaged 1,287 total on the SAT in 2008-09, up from 1,270 the year prior. Northern students’ performance was steady in critical reading (422 points each year), improved to 446 points from 428 in math, and declined one point in writing, 419 vs. 420, for a modest net gain of 17 points. But those improved scores were achieved by a smaller number of testtakers in Vance County. While 54 percent of SVHS students took the test in 2006-07 and 49.4 percent of Southern students were tested in 2007-08, only 66 students — just 33.5 percent of the Southern Vance senior class — took the SAT last year. Northern Vance’s participation numbers also are falling, with 60.2 percent of the senior class taking the test in 2006-07, declining to 53.5 percent of seniors in 2007-08, and just 41.4 percent of Northern seniors taking the test last year. The reductions in test participation resulted in just 37.2 percent of Northern and Southern Vance seniors taking the SAT last year, down from essentially half of all seniors, 49.4 percent, taking the test a year prior. And, while Vance County scores were up, they still lagged behind the statewide average for North Carolina, which likewise continues to trail the national average SAT score. About 63 percent of North Carolina high school seniors took the SAT last year, scoring 495 on critical reading, 511 in

math and 480 in writing for a grand total of 1,486. Nationally, about 46 percent of all high school seniors took the SAT last year (in some regions, the ACT test is more commonly accepted) and the score totals were 501 in critical reading, 515 math and 493 writing for a total average score of 1,509. “Local school officials are pleased with the overall increases, especially for those high school seniors at Southern Vance High School, but acknowledge there is room for improvement in the average scores and in the number of students participating in SAT testing,” said a press release from Vance County Schools. Terri Hedrick, public information officer for Vance County Schools, said the school district didn’t know why such a smaller group of Vance County students took the SAT last year compared to prior years. She speculated that during hard economic times, money could have been a factor, as it costs about $50 to take the test. Though observers often believe that a larger testtaking group results in lower SAT scores — since the students most interested in and prepared for college are also considered most likely to take the test — Hedrick said she did not believe that Vance County’s improved scores should be attributed to a smaller number of students taking the test. “If more students took the test, there is just as

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Joseph K. Bowen KITTRELL — Joseph K. Bowen, 79, of 6333 Raleigh Road, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are pending with the J.M. White Funeral Home.

Agnes Brown Harris Carroll WARRENTON — Agnes Brown Harris Carroll, 83, of Warrenton, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Warren Hills Nursing Center. Mrs. Carroll was a Vance County native, born to the late James M. and Maggie Evans Harris. She was a homemaker and a member of the West End Baptist Church of Henderson. Survivors include: her husband, Richard D. Carroll; two sons, Richard M. Carroll of Pulaski, Tenn., and William B. Carroll of Amelia, Va.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two greatgreat-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Greenwood Cemetery of Macon, under direction of the Rev. Gary Bateman. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton.

Lorraine Fields HENDERSON — Lorraine Fields, 55, of 215 Fawn Drive, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, in Maria Parham Healthcare. The family will receive friends at the residence. Arrangements are pending with the Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Frank Hill SOUL CITY — Frank Hill, 57, of 324 Duke Drive, Scott Mitchell Apt. 103, Soul City, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at his home. The family will receive friends at the residence. Arrangements are pending with the Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

William L. ‘Bill’ Tunstall BUTNER — William L. “Bill” Tunstall, 75, of 607 19th St., died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Durham Regional Hospital. A native of Granville County, he was born the son of the late John Allen and Flora Bridges Tunstall, later adopted and reared by Frank and Bettie Hicks. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Butner, where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mr. Tunstall was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Korean conflict and receiving a Purple Heart and one Bronze Star. He retired from the accounting department of Duke Hospital. Survivors include: his wife, Wilma Blackwell Tunstall, of the home; one daughter, Cathy T. Corn, of Kittrell; a son, William “Troy” Tunstall, of Kittrell; two sisters, Joy C. Harrigan and Eula Hughes, both of Florida; a half-sister, Judy Horton of Wake Forest; two half-brothers, Dennis Tunstall of Florida and Edward Tunstall of New York; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the First Baptist Church of Butner, under direction of the Rev. Lenny Rogers and the Rev. Jim Shelly. Burial will follow in Peace’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at the church, prior to the service, and at other times at the home. Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to: The First Baptist Church Bus Fund; P.O. Box 44; Butner, NC, 27509. Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made through eakesfuneralhome.com, select “obits.”

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U.K. court convicts trio of airline bombing suspects By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer

LONDON — Thousands die as airliners explode over the Atlantic Ocean and North American cities. The global economy reels. Relations between London and Washington lie in tatters. Authorities sketched out what would have been dramatic consequences of a thwarted plot led by three British Muslims to bomb at least seven trans-Atlantic jetliners with explosives hidden inside soda bottles. The attack would have killed at least 2,000 jetliner passengers and hundreds more on the ground if bombs had been detonated over U.S. and Canadian cities. The political repercussions could have been massive.

Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 28, Assad Sarwar, 29, and Tanvir Hussain, 28, were convicted Monday of attempting to bomb airliners bound for the U.S. and Canada in midflight in what was planned as the deadliest terrorist attack since Sept. 11, 2001. The case has already changed airline travel for passengers across the globe, leading to tight new limits on carryon luggage. British and U.S. officials said the audacious plot was organized and guided by senior al-Qaida militants in Pakistan. If successful, it would have brought “murder and mayhem on an unimaginable scale,” Britain’s Home Secretary Alan Johnson said. Other officials said the political repercussions of

British Muslims murdering thousands of tourists, likely including several hundred Americans, would have been immense — threatening to destroy ties between London and Washington. The case is likely to spur new concerns over the U.S. visa waiver program, which allows citizens of many European Union countries, including Britain, to fly to the States without visas. Prosecutors said the men had identified seven specific flights from London’s Heathrow airport to New York, Washington, San Francisco, Toronto, Montreal and two to Chicago as their targets. Ali, Sarwar and Hussain were convicted more than three years after police rounded up dozens of suspects in a series of

dramatic dawn raids in August 2006. The arrests led to travel chaos as hundreds of airplanes were grounded across Europe, and resulted in new restrictions on the amount of liquids and gels passengers take onto flights. Four other men pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, but were acquitted of conspiring to blow up planes. An eighth man was cleared of all charges. Ex-Deputy U.S. Secretary of State John Negroponte told the Senate in 2007 that the jetliner plot “would have been on a par, or something similar to 9/11.” Plotters planned to assemble bombs in airplane toilets using hydrogen peroxide-based explosives injected into soda bottles. Video footage of tests by

scientists who replicated the bombs in a lab showed the devices shattering thick glass with powerful blasts. Britain’s MI5 spy agency believes the group had ambitious plans to strike as many as 18 jetliners in two waves of bombings, and to provoke further panic with attacks on U.K. power stations. Police say some would-be second wave suicide bombers have likely evaded arrest. Investigations into the secondary plots — and hopes of gathering evidence to link the cell to specific terrorists in Pakistan — were curtailed as U.S. officials became nervous at the prospect of an attack on U.S.-bound jetliners and ordered the arrest of one of the group’s key accomplices in Pakistan.

Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy Past including vulgar comments about Republicans and signing 9/11 petition come back to haunt Van Jones By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday. Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs” with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001 terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans. The resignation comes as Obama is working to regain his footing in the contentious health care debate. Jones issued an apology on Thursday for his past statements. When asked the next day whether Obama still had confidence in him, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said only that Jones “continues to work in the administration.” The matter surfaced after news reports of a derogatory comment Jones made in the past about Republicans, and separately, of Jones’ name appearing on a petition connected to the events surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, terror

attacks. That 2004 petition had asked for congressional hearings and other investigations into whether Jones high-level government officials had allowed the attacks to occur. “On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones said in his resignation statement. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.” Jones said he has been “inundated with calls from across the political spectrum urging me to stay and fight.” But he said he cannot in good conscience ask his colleagues to spend time and energy defending or

explaining his past. Jones flatly said in an earlier statement that he did not agree with the petition’s stand on the 9/11 attacks and that “it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever.” As for his other comments he made before joining Obama’s team, Jones said, “If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize.” Despite his apologies, Republicans demanded Jones quit. Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana said in a statement, “His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate.” Missouri Sen. Christopher Bonds said Congress should investigate Jones’s fitness the job. Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck repeatedly denounced Jones after a

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group the adviser co-founded, ColorofChange.org, led an advertising boycott against Beck’s show to protest his claim that Obama is a racist. James Rucker, the organization’s executive director, has said Jones had nothing to do with ColorofChange.org now and didn’t even know about the campaign before it started. Jones, well-known in the environmental movement, was a civil-rights activist in California before shifting his attention to environmental and energy issues. He is known for laying out a broad vision of a green economy. Nancy Sutley chair of the council, said in a statement released early Sunday that she accepts Jones resignation and thanked him for his service.

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“Over the last six months, he had been a strong voice for creating jobs that improve energy efficiency and utilize renewable resources,” she said. “We appreciate his hard work and wish him the best moving forward.” Associated Press writer Philip Elliott contributed to this report.

Japan’s trade deficit rises as nation’s exports slide TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s current account surplus in July fell 19.4 percent from a year earlier, the finance ministry said Tuesday. The current account surplus, Japan’s broadest measure of trade with the rest of the world, was 1.27 trillion yen ($13.6 billion). Exports in July tumbled 37.6 percent to 4.55 trillion yen, marking the 10th consecutive year-onyear decline. Japan’s exports to the United States dropped 39.5 percent, while Asiabound shipments fell 29.9 percent. Exports to the European Union nose-dived 45.8 percent in the month. Among key products, auto exports were down by 52.3 percent. Steel exports also plunged 42.1 percent. Imports plunged 41.2 percent to 4.11 trillion yen in the month.

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President Obama’s simulcasted speech to American schoolchildren today has resulted in much gnashing of conservative teeth for days on end. Republicans and other Obama opponents accused the president of trying to indoctrinate children or of using the speech to sell his elusive, ill-defined health care plan. Critics say there’s a degree of paranoia in the Republicans’ opposition to the speech, not to mention hypocrisy, considering both presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan delivered similar talks to U.S. schoolkids. Reagan’s speech, in fact, spoke of the evils of taxes and was quite politically charged. But Obama bears some blame for the outcry, as well, for seeking the platform of a nationwide speech to students without giving folks any real idea of what he was going to say until the last minute. The White House on Monday posted the full text of the speech Obama intends to deliver today. Politically, it could hardly be more benign. Obama in effect intends to tell students that the sky is the limit, but it’s up to them if they are going to be successful in life. Parents can do their best, teachers can do their best, government can endeavor to provide the most and finest resources, and if the student fritters away his time in school, he will likely grow up to be a failure. It’s a difficult message for conservatives to quarrel with. So the smart route for the White House would have been to release the text — at least to representatives of his opponents in D.C. — well in advance, so that they could see there was little or nothing to fear from the speech. Unless, of course, Obama really did have a different idea of what he was going to say today, and only recently decided to go with a speech that was safe. But that sort of thinking would be, likewise, a little paranoid.

Quotable “If there were civilian casualties or injuries, of course we deeply regret that. At the same time, it was clear that our soldiers were in danger. Consequently, I stand clearly behind our commander’s decision to order the airstrike.” — German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung, in comments to German broadcasters as tension between Germany and the U.S. rise over Germany’s role in ordering an airstrike that was carried out by U.S. fighter jets that appears to have killed Afghan civilians. “We just want her to know that we love her and support her. I think Tahoe lost its innocence with the kidnapping, and hopefully her return restores a little faith here.” — Jillian Broadfoot, who attended Meyers Elementary School with kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard, in comments during a parade to celebrate Dugard’s astounding reappearance after 18 years.

After decades of criticizing public schools as places where hardly anybody learns anything, suddenly conservatives are upset that a 15- to 20-minute webcast in schools might teach too much. That’s because the webcast is by President Barack Obama. His critics fear he might teach something that they’d rather not have our schoolchildren hear. Seldom has so much power been imagined for a short video presentation that does not carry an X-rating. The quarrel began after Education Secretary Arne Duncan e-mailed principals that the president would speak on Tuesday over the Internet, on CSPAN and via satellite “directly to the nation’s schoolchildren about persisting and succeeding in school.” Somehow that useful message, coming amid the heat of an unrelated health care debate, was immediately interpreted by Obama’s conservative critics as a sneaky way to enlist children into promoting his political agenda. Or, as Jim Greer, chairman of the Florida Republican Party, put it, “As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology.” Mercy. It takes a different planet from the one on which I live to find “persisting and succeeding in school” to be socialist ideology. But conservative pun-

dits were just getting warmed up to the biggest political panic since former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused the House health care bill of mandating “death panels.” Blogger Michelle Malkin, accusing schools and teachers unions as using students as “little lobClarence byists.” David Boaz, Page executive Tribune Media vice presiServices dent of the libertarian Cato Institute, blogged that the Obama administration is “trying to push its presidentworship onto 50 million captive schoolchildren.” American Values President Gary Bauer declared, “Tuesday may be a good day to sit in on your child’s classes.” The Education Department didn’t help matters with the darkly suggestive wording that someone, dare I say, stupidly included in a set of classroom activities posted on the department’s Web site to accompany the speech. It suggested that students “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.” A White House spokesman acknowledged that the original was “inart-

fully worded.” Translation from government-ese: Somebody messed up. Out went the old wording. The updated version asks students to “write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals.” Good. Ask not what you can do for the president, children. Ask what you can do to help your own futures. Despite the rewrite, the panic took on a life of its own, fanned like a California forest fire in the hot winds of bloggers and talk show commentators. Some schools pulled the plug on the speech. They cited parents’ complaints about what the speech might say. Some parents said they would pull their kids out of school, as if the speech were a swine flu virus. Yet, as much as some observers suspect bias in this backlash against the nation’s first black president, I don’t think race has much to do with it. Presidents Ronald Reagan in 1988 and George H.W. Bush in 1991 gave similar televised addresses, amid some criticism from Democrats about propagandizing on the taxpayers’ dime. That’s politics. Besides, values do matter. If conservatives heard that Bill Cosby, for example, were delivering the address, I think the right would be delighted. I cannot guarantee that all of his political views would please conservative stalwarts. But

his five-year-old crusade for self-help and personal responsibility has given voice to values on which the Obama left and the Malkin right can find rare agreement: the importance of good parenting. Here I speak from hardlearned experience. Politics may come and go, but the day-to-day job of raising kids brings out the conservatism in us all. That’s why a lot of parents welcome Obama’s messages to kids. Many hope for what some educators have called an “Obama effect,” the role modeling that might help our offspring to expand their definition of “cool” to include academic excellence, family obligations, parental responsibilities and, heaven help us, pulling their pants up to full mast. And for African American children, in particular, there’s another important message in Obama’s famous unflappability: Don’t let racism or suspicions of racism dim your determination to succeed. Obama received a huge political boost last year when he espoused such Cosby-esque values that Americans tend to share across racial and party lines. Maybe that’s what his conservative rivals are really worried about. E-mail Clarence Page at cpage@ tribune.com, or write to him c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207.

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Origins of incivility It’s no wonder so many people are being less civil of late. I think it has to do with technology. Civility in America dates back to George Washington’s time. Washington authored a pamphlet, “Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation,” to define and strongly advocate civil society in early America. For years, American children were taught good manners by their parents, and adults defined themselves as ladies or gentlemen based on how well they practiced good etiquette. But technology has chipped away at such efforts. It has provided multiple opportunities for people to be rude. Consider the invention of the telephone. Communicating on the telephone is less personal than talking face to face. People are more prone to say nasty things — particularly to telemarketers who have a knack for calling just as you sit down for dinner. The answering machine introduced additional opportunities for rudeness. Some felt it was rude to use the device to screen calls. Others felt it was rude not to leave a message when the machine picked up. Telephone rudeness kicked into high gear when *69 was invented. By dialing *69, you could quickly identify the number of the person who had last phoned you. I got home once to find someone had hung up on my answering machine. Agitated, I dialed *69 and phoned it back. “Hello, this is Victoria. Bill and I aren’t in right now,” said the answering machine. I didn’t recognize the person and hung up. A few moments later, my phone rang. I picked it up. “Hello,” I said. “Who is this?” said a woman. “Who is this?” “You called me and hung up!”

she said. Ah, it was Victoria. “You called me and hung up!” I said. “Star 69 took me to you!” she said. “Star 69 took me to you!” I said. Victoria uttered several profanities, then hung up. The cell phone soon made things worse. People, oblivious to their fellow human beTom ings, prattle Purcell on in movie theaters, Distributed by libraries and Cagle Cartoons other public places. The Internet, e-mail and blogging kicked rudeness into an even higher gear. A new era of anonymity was unleashed — a new era of nastiness and meanspiritedness, particularly where politics are concerned. Which brings us to this summer’s town hall debates. Many folks have been brimming with passion and discontent about President Obama’s health care reform ideas. They’ve gotten mighty heated at times. Proponents of Obama’s plan suspect Republican operatives are behind the protests — even though Republicans couldn’t organize their way out of a paper bag. Proponents suggest that the people standing in the way of “reform” are ill-informed and don’t know what is best for them. But I think the cause of the discontent is simpler than that: technology. Thanks to technology, average people have access to tremendous amounts of information. Anyone can download the Democrats’ 1,000-plus-page health care reform bill, as I did, and try to

comprehend paragraphs such as: “For purposes of this division, the term ‘affordable credit eligible individual’ means, subject to subsection (b), an individual who is lawfully present in a State in the United States (other than as a nonimmigrant described in a subparagraph though excluding subparagraphs (K), (T), (U) ...” What is more worrisome is that there isn’t really a health care reform plan — just a bunch of ideas, many of them unclear, packed into a massive document. Nonetheless, President Obama promised it would save money — but the Congressional Budget Office said, flat out, that isn’t so. He assured us he didn’t want the government to run health care. Then video footage surfaced in which he said he preferred a single-payer system. People began wondering what other Obama claims just aren’t so. The lack of clarity unleashed a torrent of information — truth, hyperbole and everything in between. People attempted to voice their concerns to their representatives but were largely ignored. That’s when they began shouting. Some say the town hall incivility shows that our republic is broken. Some believe it’s driven by special-interest groups that will gain if Obama fails. I think technology is the culprit. It allowed people to quickly conclude that Obama’s health care reform strategy is a stinker. Obama has been hoisted by his own petard. How rude to do such a thing in public. Tom Purcell, a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Visit Tom on the Web at www.TomPurcell.com or e-mail him at Purcell@caglecartoons.com.

Please Mark Your Calendars! On behalf of ACTS (Area Christians Together in Service), we have met with several local church representatives who have committed to assisting us with our Chicken Plate Fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 9. They will be contacting many of their fellow Church members about purchasing tickets, volunteering some time and enjoying some REALLY good food. We hope that you will be able to join in and help us to raise some much needed funds so that we can continue to assist some very needy people in our community as well as provide shelter and food for women/children who come to us due to domestic violence. We will be serving lunch, dinner and making deliveries for larger groups. Our goal is to make this an annual event. We thank you in advance for your support. Karen Stainback, Chairwoman

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DEAR ABBY: What is the proper letter salutation for a married couple where the husband has recently undergone gender reassignment surgery? (They were “John and Millie Jones.”) — WONDERING IN KEY WEST DEAR WONDERING: Because the husband is no longer John Jones and is now “Linda,” for example, I would address the envelope to Ms. Linda Jones and Ms. Millie Jones will fill their names in — placing alphabetical order. And in the salutation I would write, “Dear Linda and Millie.”

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pily married for 16 years. We have one son, age 12. While writing our wills, my husband told me that his wish is to be cremated and his ashes scattered in the ocean off the beach near where he grew up. I’d like us to be together after we have both passed on, but his beach holds no fond memories for me. I would much prefer to be buried in our local cemetery with a headstone so our son can come to “visit” both of us. I don’t want to spend eternity in a cemetery plot without my husband. Any suggestions? — PLANNING AHEAD IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR PLANNING AHEAD: Yes, one would be that you and your spouse continue talking about this until you can reach a meeting of the minds regarding the disposition of your remains. If you can’t agree, then what happens to them will be the decision of the surviving spouse. Another thought: You are basing your preference on what your son may — or may not — want to do after he reaches adulthood. While many people find comfort in visiting their parents’ graves, others find the idea depressive. Also, your son may wind up with a career that takes him to Texas, California, Hawaii or even farther away from the town in which he is being raised.

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DEAR ABBY: During the 10 years I have been with my husband, I have called my mother-in-law “Martha.” I have just learned that she has been harboring resentment about it because she hadn’t given me “permission” to call her by her first name. Apparently she would like me to call her “Ms. Smith.” I didn’t hear it from her, but from my new sister-inlaw who does call her Ms. Smith Dear and has Abby been instructed to Universal Press continue Syndicate doing so. I don’t remember our first meeting or when I started calling her Martha. I had no idea she has been offended this entire time. Now I’m not sure what to do. Should I ask her about it? We’re not particularly close, and it would be an awkward conversation. My husband is no help. He thinks we’re both being silly. — THE OTHER MS. SMITH DEAR O.M.S.: Martha appears to be not only offputting, but also intimidating. Rather than speak her mind and make her preferences known, she nurses grievances in silence and talks behind people’s backs. Your cowardly husband should admit there’s a problem and try to build bridges instead of dismissing your concerns as “silly.” (Does he call her “Ms. Smith,” too?) Pick up the phone and call Martha. Tell her what your sister-in-law said and calmly ask if it’s true. If she says yes, ask why she didn’t tell you herself years ago — because if she had, you would have respected her wishes. Then, with a client smile in your voice, assure her that “Ms. Smith” is what she’ll be hearing in the future. (At least that’s what you’ll call her to her face.) It shouldn’t cause a problem because you’re not particularly close, and I assume your chats and contacts with her are infrequent.

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Sports

Teenage sensation Oudin upsets another seed at U.S. Open

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Pirates aware of WVU’s hopes for revenge By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

AP Photo/The News & Observer, Shawn Rocco

East Carolina’s Brandon Jackson, back center, celebrates his 39-yard run touchdown with his teammates in the first quarter of East Carolina's 29-24 win over Appalachian State in Greenville Saturday.

GREENVILLE — Somebody reminded Skip Holtz that East Carolina's three remaining powerconference opponents have a few scores to settle with his Pirates. "Ssssh!" Holtz said Monday with a laugh. "Don't tell them that. We don't want them to remember those." Too late. West Virginia, Virginia Tech and North Carolina are plenty aware

of one thing they have in common: The last time they played the Pirates, they lost. Under Holtz during the past four years, East Carolina solidified its reputation as a scrappy underdog willing to take on all comers. But along with those program-building victories came a shift in perception. Now, it's the big boys from BCS conferences that are taking aim at the Pirates — starting this week with the revenge-seeking Mountaineers (1-0).

"The big mindset this year has been, 'You've got to go earn everything you get,'" Holtz said. "Nobody cares what we have returning or what we did a year ago. We have to earn it." In other words, East Carolina (1-0) is trying to recapture the same chipon-the-shoulder mentality that a year ago produced two of the biggest victories in school history over the Mountaineers and Hokies during the opening weeks of the 2008 season.

Holtz said when teams try to protect something, they lose their aggression and play it too close to the vest. "Hopefully, that's a lesson we learned a year ago, because I think when we got to 3-0 and everybody started talking about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow," Holtz said. "We started playing to protect the pot of gold — like it was already ours." The Pirates knocked off Please see PIRATES, page 3B

MIAMI 38, FLORIDA STATE 34

Race is on to get package together for Danica Patrick

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE — It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out Danica Patrick plans to give NASCAR a try. After all, why would she use her summer vacation to tour North Carolina race shops if she had no intention of trying out stock cars? She’s twice been to Tony Stewart’s Patrick place and visited shops owned by Joe Gibbs, Richard Childress, Jack Roush and Michael Waltrip. She’s sought advice from Chip Ganassi, who owns both IndyCar and NASCAR teams, and last week spent time with Stewart, who has driver championships in both series. It’s an awful lot of fact-finding for a driver simply trying to leverage a more lucrative contract in IndyCar, a series desperate to keep its most marketable driver. So it’s not a question of if Patrick plans a foray into full-bodied cars. It’s a matter of when, where and, most important, how? What is clear is that a fast-track move to the premier Sprint Cup Series is not in Patrick’s best interest. There doesn’t seem to be a top-tier team with the financing to give her that opportunity. And even if it were feasible, Dario Franchitti’s failed 2008 venture into stock cars showed most team owners that drivers need to ease Please see PATRICK, page 3B

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford stands by the team bench with a shoulder wrap after leaving the game against BYU Saturday.

AP Photo/Phil Coale

Miami running back Graig Cooper, center, is congratulated by teammates following his fourth-quarter touchdown that gave Miami the 38-34 lead over Florida State in Monday’s game.

Another great one

Final Nole drive stalls on the 2; Canes hold on for win By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ailing arm and all, Jacory Harris put on a show that Miami won’t soon forget Monday night. And the Hurricanes defense came up huge when it mattered most. The sophomore quarterback threw for 386 yards — including a 40-yard pass over double coverage to Travis Benjamin, setting up Graig Cooper’s 3-yard touchdown run with 1:53 left — and led the Hurricanes past No. 18 Florida State 38-34 in a wild, back-andforth game on Monday night. Florida State got to the Miami 2 with 14 seconds left. But Christian Ponder threw three straight incompletions, the last coming on a ball that Jarmon Fortson nearly caught in the end zone on the game’s final play, and Miami escaped. Harris completed 21 of 34

passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions. He got hurt on the second of those turnovers; Harris was drilled by blitzing cornerback Greg Reid and his throw on that play resulted in nothing more than a pop fly that Markus White ran back 31 yards for a 3124 Florida State lead with 11:45 remaining. Harris walked to the sideline, holding his right arm tightly to his chest. He was fine. Better than fine, actually. “It was just a bad funny bone incident,” Harris said. “My whole arm went numb. I had to fight through. I had to help this team win.” He did. Harris connected with Cooper for a 24-yard score to tie the game at 31, and after Florida State took the lead again on Dustin Hopkins’ 45-yard field goal with 4:11 left, the ’Canes went back to work. They went 59 yards in six plays,

AP Photo/Steve Cannon

Florida State's Zebrie Sanders walks off the field following Miami's 38-34 victory Monday in Tallahassee, Fla. Harris’ perfect lob to Benjamin accounting for most of them, and Cooper plowed in for the go-ahead score. Please see RIVALRY, page 2B

Cinci smacks Rutgers, 47-15 By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Tony Pike threw for a career-high 362 yards and three touchdowns, and Cincinnati used its high-speed, no-huddle offense to hurry past Rutgers 47-15 on Monday. The defending Big East champion Bearcats got a jump on the conference race by improving to 4-0 against Rutgers since joining the league. Looking to christen its newly expanded stadium and extend a seven-game winning streak, the Scarlet Knights couldn’t keep up with Pike, Mardy Gilyard and the Bearcats. Instead, it looked

like the bad ol’ days at Rutgers. New Scarlet Knights starter Domenic Natale threw three first-half interceptions and the senior left open the possibility that his first career start could be his last. Highly touted freshman Tom Savage played the second half. Coach Brian Kelly began his third season with the Bearcats as a rising star in the business. Courted by Washington and Tennessee last season, Kelly might not be long for the Queen City and his team showed why against the Scarlet Knights. With the luxury of a returning starter at quarterback for Please see BEARCATS, page 3B

AP Photo/Mel Evans

Rutgers’ Alex Silvestro can’t reach Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead during the first half of Monday’s game.

Stoops: Bradford prognosis 1-2 weeks away By JEFF LATZKE AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says it will be a week or two before the third-ranked Sooners have a timetable for the return of Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford from a sprained shoulder. Stoops said Monday on the Big 12 coaches' conference call that the quarterback has either a Grade 2 or Grade 3 sprain of the AC joint in his right, throwing shoulder. "A lot of it depends on how he heals and how he feels as he's healing here through the week," Stoops said. "In the end, it's going to be a while before we know what the plan will be." Bradford was injured in the second quarter of Oklahoma's season-opening 14-13 loss to BYU on Saturday when he was hit by linebacker Coleby Clawson. Redshirt freshman Landry Jones, making his college debut, replaced Bradford. "The other night, I thought he handled everything well," Stoops said. "(The offense) doesn't change. They're very similar styles of quarterback." The Sooners play Idaho State of the Football Championship Subdivision on Saturday in their home opener. Of more concern are games looming against Tulsa on Sept. 19, at Miami on Oct. 3 and the showdown with No. 2 Texas in Dallas on Oct. 17. Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy, who finished second to Bradford in the Heisman Trophy balloting last year, said Monday he sent Bradford a get-well text message. The two became friends during the Heisman festivities last December and then while rooming together at the Manning Camp for high Please see BRADFORD, page 3B


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Two-minute drill Local Sports Golf tourney to benefit Special Olympics Warren County law enforcement and the Warren Correctional Institution will host a golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics of North Carolina on Friday, Sept. 18. The tourney will be four-player, captain choice, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost will be $55 per player. For $10, a player can receive one mulligan and one red T-shirt. Special sponsorship packages will be sold for $100 a hole/tee, or $300 for one mulligan and T-shirt per player on the team. Lunch will be served before the tournament, included in the cost to play. Trophies will be given for first, second or third place. Door prizes will be given out and there will be a 50-50 raffle drawing. All entires must be received by Friday, Sept. 11. The tourney is open to the public, and is limited to the first 22 teams. For more information, contact Spencer Pernell or Mary Shearin at (252) 436-3400.

NFL Jones fail physical, won’t rejoin Panthers CHARLOTTE (AP) — The Carolina Panthers may have to use an inexperienced, fumble-prone duo returning punts in the season opener. Attempts to bring back last year’s return man, Mark Jones, were derailed Monday when he failed a physical. Jones was cut by Tennessee last week after being slowed by a hamstring injury in the preseason. The Panthers were looking for an upgrade after Kenny Moore and Captain Munnerlyn struggled fielding punts in exhibition games. Munnerlyn is a rookie, while Moore is a second-year pro who has never appeared in a regular-season game. Each fumbled in Carolina’s preseason finale Thursday against Pittsburgh. Rookie Mike Goodson is expected to return kickoffs Sunday against Philadelphia. The Panthers released their return man from 2007, Ryne Robinson, last week. Jones was signed before last season after Robinson injured his knee and averaged 11.4 yards on punt returns, seventh best in the NFL. His 24-yard average on kickoffs was the best for Carolina since Steve Smith averaged 25.6 yards in 2001. The Panthers on Monday did fill seven of their eight slots for the practice squad. Quarterback Hunter Cantwell, receiver Jason Chery, defensive tackle George Hypolite and linebackers Mortty Ivy and Kelvin Smith were with Carolina in the preseason. Center Dustin Fry was among Cleveland’s final cuts, while cornerback Marcus Walker was waived Saturday by Minnesota.

Minor Leagues Mudcats shut out by Braves, 5-0 The Mississippi Braves shut out the Carolina Mudcats 5-0 Monday in Zebulon. The Braves benefited from strong pitching by Michael Broadway, Gary Hyde, Stephen Marek and Cory Gearrin. They combined for eight Mudcat strikeouts. The Braves scored most of their runs late. They led 1-0 until the seventh inning.

Local Preps Tuesday, Sept. 8 Cross Country n South Granville at J.F. Webb 4:30 p.m. Soccer

n Crossroads

Christian at Trinity of Raleigh 4 p.m. n J.F. Webb at Rocky Mount 5 p.m. n Kerr-Vance at O’Neal School 5:15 p.m. n Louisburg at Northern Vance 7 p.m. Tennis n Louisburg at Warren County 4 p.m. n Kerr-Vance at O’Neal School 4 p.m. Volleyball-HS Christian at Trinity of Durham 4 p.m. n Victory Christian at Lighthouse Christian 4 p.m. n Northern Vance at Ravenn Norlina

scroft 5 p.m.

n Crossroads

Christian at Trinity of Raleigh 5 p.m. n Kerr-Vance at O’Neal School 5:15 p.m. n Bunn at Warren County 5:30 p.m. n Southern Vance at Wake Forest-Rolesville 6 p.m. Volleyball-JC

n Vance-Granville

CC at Guilford Tech 7 p.m. JV Soccer at O’Neal School 4 p.m.

n Kerr-Vance

JV Volleyball-HS at O’Neal School 4 p.m. n Northern Vance at Ravenscroft 4 p.m. n Bunn at Warren County 4:30 p.m. n Southern Vance at Wake Forest-Rolesville 5 p.m. n Kerr-Vance

Sports on TV Tuesday, Sept. 8 CYCLING 11 a.m. n VERSUS — Tour of Missouri, second stage, Ste. Genevieve to Cape Girardeau, Mo. (delayed tape) TENNIS 11 a.m. n ESPN2 — U.S. Open, men’s round of 16 and women’s quarterfinals, at New York 7 p.m. n ESPN2 — U.S. Open, men’s round of 16 and women’s quarterfinals, at New York

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vikings claim tourney title in Raleigh From STAFF REPORTS

Northern Vance emerged as the champion at this weekend’s volleyball tournament at North Raleigh Christian Academy, but it was an uphill battle. The tourney featured several talented teams from around the state, as well as one squad from South Carolina. The top three finishers from two five-team pools were seeded for the championship. Northern exited pool play as the No. 3 seed from pool two. In round one, the Vikings took care of the second seed from pool one, Charlotte, in two straight sets (all matches were best-of-three). In the semifinals, Northern faced off against the No. 1 seed from their own pool, High Point Wesleyan. Wesleyan soundly defeated the Vikings in earlier pool play, but this was Northern’s match. The Vikings lost the first set 25-17, but in dramatic fashion. They rebounded with a second-set victory

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Northern Vance volleyball players celebrate with their trophy after winning their weekend tournament at North Raleigh Christian. and a win in the third-set tiebreaker. The Vikings came up big at the net, blocking taller opponent and forcing them out of their game plan. Viking coach William Hoyle said his team played some of their best volleyball of the young season in the match. He credited the whole team for “their execution and mental toughness to claim a shot at the title match.” The Vikings moved on

the face the No. 1 overall seed, Halifax Academy. “This was the toughest defensive team that we have faced all season. Wellhit shots that we normally celebrate as kills were somehow dug up and kept in play time after time,” said Hoyle. “Coach Wendy Trickle at Halifax Academy has done an exceptional job with her program. We have not faced a team that plays like this group.”

The Vikings won in two sets, but not without some competition. The took the first set 25-23, and the second was knotted up most of the way. Northern emerged with a 28-26 win to claim the contest and title. Emily Ellington and Hannah Thompson were named the tourney MVPs by the tournament coaches for their exceptional play. Robin Butler and Rebecca Esquivel also received MVP votes. Hoyle cited overall good play from Ashleigh Blackmon, Natalie Reavis and Katie Wilson in securing the title. He said the team also benefitted from solid play by Ashley McGhee and Kaylin Owen, stepping up for Rebekah Edwards, who was out with a shoulder injury. Northern (3-0) will travel to Ravenscroft Tuesday in a non-conference contest. Editor’s note: Contests that use any format other than three-out-of-five will not count in the team’s overall record.

Merriman denies harming girlfriend, reality star Tequila By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Chargers star outside linebacker Shawne Merriman said he did not harm reality TV star Tila Tequila at his home early Sunday and added he was concerned for her safety because she appeared to be intoxicated. Merriman was arrested and accused of choking and throwing Tequila to the ground as she tried to leave his home in suburban Poway. Tequila signed a citizen’s arrest warrant charging Merriman with battery and false imprisonment. Both are felonies. Merriman spent about 2 1/2 hours in the downtown jail before posting bail. Merriman practiced Monday, then said he’s convinced he’ll be cleared. It will ultimately be up to the District Attorney’s office to decide if he’ll be charged. “I think when it all surfaces, it will be a different situation. Period,” said Merriman, who described Tequila as an acquaintance. Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, is best known for “A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila,” which ran for two seasons

on MTV. The bisexual dating show featured men and women vying for Tequila’s affections. She has also modeled for Playboy and other men’s magazines. Merriman said he was limited in what he could say. He kept referring to a statement issued through his attorney Sunday night. “At the time, I was concerned about her welfare given the intoxicated state she appeared to be in and I encouraged her to stay until safe transportation could be provided,” Merriman said in the statement. “We would all do our best to help a friend if we considered their actions to be detrimental to their personal safety. “I in no way caused any harm to Ms. Nguyen, however, paramedics were called and she was examined but no injuries were reported,” the statement continued. “It’s kind of a tough situation where you think you’re doing the right thing,” Merriman said Monday. “I’m glad that everyone was safe at the end of the day. I don’t think I will regret that part.” Asked if he threw Tequila to the ground, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Merriman said: “No. I can’t talk

about any of that stuff.” Scott E. Leemon, an attorney for Tequila, didn’t respond to an e-mail asking for comment on Merriman’s statement. Also Monday, the owner of a downtown club where Merriman and Tequila attended a party Saturday night said his staff told him Tequila had been drinking and it appeared Merriman had ordered only bottled water. “I feel sorry for the guy and I think the truth needs to be told,” said James Brennan, who owns Stingaree, one of the city’s top hangouts for celebrities. Brennan said he normally wouldn’t comment, but felt he should after seeing Tequila’s tweet in which she said she’s allergic to alcohol. “It sounds like she’s allergic to the truth,” Brennan told The Associated Press. Brennan said he was not at the club Saturday night, but had spoken with every employee who dealt with Tequila and Merriman. Brennan said he was told she had shots of tequila and drank from a bottle of vodka. Brennan said Tequila requested that his brother, Shane, a manager at Stingaree,

have a shot of tequila with her. “She wasn’t like falling down or anything of that nature, but she was visibly intoxicated,” Brennan said. In a tweet Sunday, Tequila said: “I am allergic to alcohol. It has been publicly known for years. That is how I got the name Tila “Tequila” cuz the irony. I cant drink.” Merriman said he met Monday morning with team president Dean Spanos and coach Norv Turner. “They’re just all supportive, hopefully that we can move on from the situation as soon as possible,” Merriman said. Merriman said he did not meet with general manager A.J. Smith. Smith is believed to be unhappy with Merriman’s various off-field activities. There’s been speculation the Chargers will Merriman leave when he’s eligible to become an unrestricted free agent. Merriman is one of the NFL’s hardest-hitting players. Nicknamed “Lights Out” for his savage hits, he has a tattoo of a switch on one of his forearms that he pretends to flip while doing his spasmodic sack dance.

the first 13 points of the second half, with Ponder running in from 9 yards out to put Florida State back on top on the first drive following intermission — aided by, of all things, a 15-yard late hit penalty on the kickoff by Miami kicker Matt Bosher — then throwing to Taiwan Easterling for a 21-yard score for a 23-14 edge with 4:57 left in the third. Over? Just getting started. Harris plunged in from the 1 early in the fourth for a 24-23 lead. He wasn’t hit often, but Reid’s corner

blitz minutes later caught the Hurricanes napping — and set up another in the neverending series of momentum shifts, that being White’s interception return for a score. Harris went to the sideline holding his right arm gingerly, and true freshman A.J. Highsmith started warming up. But Harris never missed a play, and he was almost flawless down the stretch. “When we got down, look to the sidelines, guys were still encouraging each other,” James said. “We came a long way tonight.”

RIVALRY, from page 1B “This kid,” said Miami running back Javarris James, speaking of the sophomore quarterback, “he’s real poised.” Ponder was, too. Ponder, who ran for 144 yards against Miami last year, went 30 yards on a draw play to get deep into Hurricanes territory with 1 minute left. When Brandon Harris was flagged for pass interference, Florida State had 14 seconds to go 2 yards and win the game. First down, Harris tipped the ball away from Fortson. Second down, Ponder’s pass for Fortson sailed high. Third down, Fortson got his hands on the ball as he hit the ground — and it squirted away. After review, Miami could celebrate. “I was just thinking my team fought through this so long and so hard. All the preparation and it came down to this,” Jacory Harris said of watching the final series from the sideline. “Our defense, I know they was going to

pull through at the end.” Ponder completed 24 of 41 passes for a career-best 294 yards and two secondhalf touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough to keep Florida State (0-1, 0-1) from losing for the fourth time in Miami’s last five trips to the state capital. “You have to cast it aside and look at the errors we made,” Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said. “If we don’t correct ’em, we’ll lose another one the same way.” Miami outgained Florida State 476-404. “A heck of a television game,” Bowden said. Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple’s new schemes were an instant hit with the most important Miami fan: university president Donna Shalala, who beamed after Miami rolled up 229 yards on its 29 first-half plays, a 7.9 average. “What’s not to enjoy?” Shalala said when Miami was leading 14-10. “We’ve got an offense.” So did Florida State. The Seminoles scored

Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Monday by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 7-7-6 Late Pick 3: 8-4-5 Pick 4: 9-8-9-4 Cash 5: 3-26-7-17-35

RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Monday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 5-2-4 Pick 4: 0-6-4-8 Cash 5: 2-9-19-24-26 These numbers were drawn Monday night: Pick 3: 3-2-5 Pick 4: 2-1-6-7 Cash 5: 3-7-10-25-26


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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NL Roundup

Carpenter one-hits Brewers for 11th straight decision Cardinals 3, Brewers 0 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Carpenter pitched a one-hitter, allowing only a clean double to Jody Gerut in the fifth inning, and struck out 10 as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers. Carpenter (16-3) won his 11th straight decision and leads the majors with a 2.16 ERA. He needed 99 pitches to throw his first shutout in three years, and allowed just two balls out of the infield. Albert Pujols hit a tworun double in the fifth, then doubled again and scored in the seventh. Dave Bush (3-7) has lost seven consecutive decisions over his last nine starts dating to May 13. Cubs 4, Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates were assured of a recordbreaking 17th straight losing season, falling to the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Monday on Derrek Lee’s two homers. By losing their 10th in 11 games, the Pirates dropped to 54-82 and will finish below .500, just as they have every season since 1993. The string of losing seasons is the longest for any team

innings. Penny won at Philadelphia on Wednesday, two days after he signed with the Giants following his release by Boston.

AP Photo/Morry Gash

St. Louis starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws during the third inning of Monday’s game against Milwaukee. in the four major North American pro team sports. Only the Phillies (1933-48) have had as many as 16 losing seasons in a row. Ted Lilly (11-8) won and Carlos Marmol got his 10th save.

Dodgers 7, D-Backs 2 PHOENIX (AP) — Manny Ramirez hit his 17th home run of the season before being ejected and late-season acquisitions Vicente Padilla and Ronnie Belliard helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. Chris Young homered for Arizona, a day after hitting three at Colorado. The Diamondbacks lost their fifth in a row. Ramirez hit a solo homer in the second inning off

Max Scherzer (9-9) but was tossed after flinging his bat and helmet to the ground near home plate after striking out to end the third.

Giants 9, Padres 4 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pumped-up Brad Penny dazzled in his home debut and Juan Uribe homered twice, tripled and drove in five runs as the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres. Uribe and Edgar Renteria hit back-to-back home runs, helping the Giants remain two games behind Colorado in the NL wildcard race. Penny (2-0) didn’t give up a hit until Will Venable’s triple leading off the fifth inning. He struck out six and walked one in seven

Rockies 4, Reds 3 DENVER (AP) — Ian Stewart broke a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies over Cincinnati, ending the Reds’ sevengame winning streak. The NL wild cardleading Rockies won their fourth in a row despite losing Troy Tulowitzki. The smooth-fielding shortstop left in the seventh after an RBI single because of a strained lower back and was listed as day-to-day. Astros 4, Phillies 3 HOUSTON (AP) — Hunter Pence homered and drove in three runs as the Houston Astros completed a four-game sweep of the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies. Pence hit a two-run homer and an RBI double for the Astros, who’ve won eight of their last nine home games. Michael Bourn drew a bases-loaded walk from Chan Ho Park (3-3) to force home the goahead run in the seventh inning.

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Jeter hitless, but Yanks sweep twin bill with Rays Yankees 4, Rays 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter went 0 for 4 and remained three hits behind Lou Gehrig, and Robinson Cano hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in a three-run eighth inning of the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Tampa Bay slugger Carlos Pena was hit on his left hand by CC Sabathia’s pitch in the first and went for X-rays. New York went ahead off Lance Cormier (2-2), dropping Tampa Bay’s bullpen to 2-9 since Aug. 6. Yankees 11, Rays 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a threerun homer in the Yankees’ eight-run third inning to break open the second game of a doubleheader and lead New York to an 11-1 win Monday night.

New York had 24 hits to boost A.J. Burnett (11-8) to his first win since July 27, but none by Derek Jeter as he remained three hits behind Lou Gehrig, stuck on 2,718. Applauded ahead of every at-bat, he came out for a pinch runner in the sixth inning of the second game, leaving Gehrig to hold the team record for another day.

White Sox 5, Red Sox 1 CHICAGO (AP) — Mark Buehrle won for the first time since pitching a perfect game on July 23, ending his eight-start drought by leading the Chicago White Sox over the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Monday. Carlos Quentin homered as Chicago took three of four from the AL wild-card leaders. Buehrle (12-7) outpitched

Josh Beckett (14-6), scattering eight hits over sevenplus innings. The White Sox lefty had been 0-4 with a 5.44 ERA since his gem against Tampa Bay. Buehrle gave up a firstinning run and then pitched his way out of several jams. Leading 3-1, he gave up a leadoff single to Victor Martinez in the eighth and was replaced by Tony Pena, who struck out Jason Bay and Mike Lowell.

Royals 6, Angels 3 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler homered twice and had four RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals ended a nine-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-3 win on Monday. Kansas City played solid defense, had 11 hits and survived a scare from its shaky

bullpen to beat Los Angeles for the first time since May 7, 2008. Butler hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Ervin Santana (7-8) and a solo shot off Jose Arredondo in the eighth for his second multihomer game this season.

Twins 6, Blue Jays 3 TORONTO (AP) — Major league batting leader Joe Mauer got three more hits and keyed a five-run first inning. Jason Kubel doubled twice for the Twins, who snapped a seven-game losing streak in Toronto. The Blue Jays have lost 11 of 15. The Twins wound up using five relievers. Jesse Crain (5-4) worked 1 1-3 innings and Joe Nathan closed it out in the ninth for his 37th save in 42 chances.

PIRATES, from page 1B nationally ranked Virginia Tech and West Virginia in consecutive weeks to thrust themselves into the national rankings, generating plenty of bust-theBCS buzz and spoiling the Pat White-led Mountaineers’ national title hopes. “I’m not going to make a big deal out of last year — I don’t live my life revengeful,” West Virginia coach Bill Stewart said. “But I’m sure that 24-3 thrashing

we took was an embarrassing loss, and a hard lesson for our young people to learn. It showed our football team that we have to do more than just throw on the old gold and blue.” After this week’s visit to Morgantown, the Pirates travel to North Carolina. In their most recent meeting two years ago, they beat the Tar Heels. East Carolina plays host to the Hokies on Nov. 5.

Those big victories last year led some to anoint the Pirates as a chic pick to challenge for one of the atlarge berths in one of the big bowls. The schedule might give East Carolina plenty of chances to claim enough impressive out-of-conference victories to put them in that conversation. But Holtz clearly isn’t worried about having to match potential BCS busters

BRADFORD, from page 1B school players over the summer. “I told him I’d be praying for him and hope that he gets better soon. ... I wish him the speediest recovery possible,” McCoy said. “I hope that he gets back and plays as soon as he can, whether that’s for us or next week. I want him to be able to play because he’s a great football player.” The quarterback who finished third in the Heisman voting, 2007 winner Tim Tebow of Florida, also had Bradford in his thoughts. “A tough injury,” Tebow said. “Obviously, no one wants him to get hurt. No one wants that. We wish that he has a speedy recovery and gets back to playing. He came back for his (junior) year to do some great things,

so I wish that he could come back and play it, too.” Stoops also said it would be a few more days before the Sooners have a prognosis on second-team All-America tight end Jermaine Gresham, who missed the BYU game with cartilage damage in his right knee. Stoops said doctors were consulting with Gresham, a top NFL prospect, before determining a treatment plan. “It affects us in a big way, there’s no denying that,” Stoops said. “Jermaine’s a major presence and player and a go-to guy. It changes the complexion of our offense significantly, but you deal with it.” Stoops said it’s way too early to remind his

BYU and Boise State, who beat ranked big names Oklahoma and Oregon in Week 1. “At this point, we’ve earned one win,” Holtz said, referring to last week’s closer-than-expected victory over Football Championship Subdivision Appalachian State. “I don’t want to talk about anything else. We’re going to go try and get our second win.”

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Danica Patrick checks her sit with her crew members before the start of the IRL Peak Indy 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Saturday.

PATRICK, from page 1B into such a transition. Juan Pablo Montoya, of course, moved quickly into the Cup after a handful of lower-level races. But the former Formula One star is a unique talent, and even with his skills it’s taken him nearly three full years to become consistently competitive. Same goes for Sam Hornish Jr., the three-time IndyCar Series champion who is still trying to find his footing in NASCAR. Although he’s probably the most improved driver of 2009, Hornish still has only six top-10s in 61 starts to show for his fledgling NASCAR career. So Patrick is most certainly headed back to IndyCar next season for a full schedule and a run at the championship. Her time in NASCAR will likely be built around her full-time job, and the rigors of trying to figure out a stock car should lead to some scheduling nightmares. She’ll need testing, and lots of it. And that’s going to require carving out a chunk of time in an already-busy schedule of public appearances, promotions, marketing, and, of course, racing. Patrick will also need to find a NASCAR team with a good deal of time and money to spend on driver development. Ganassi spent carefully on Montoya’s training in the ARCA and Nationwide Series, and Roger Penske showed considerable patience in bringing Hornish along. Finding the perfect match is not easy. Stewart seems the ideal candidate to mentor the darling of American racing. “I can pretty much guarantee at some point she’s going to be over here,” Stewart said last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “She’s looked me

straight in the eye and said, ‘Hey, this is what I want to do. It looks like fun. It looks like a lot of work, but it looks like fun. She doesn’t have some misguided idea that it’s going to be easy doing it. She wants to do it the right way. She has the intention of doing everything right.” But a deal with Stewart-Haas Racing isn’t a slam dunk. For starters, Stewart doesn’t even have a Nationwide Series team right now. Since that’s where Patrick should start, Stewart would either have to quickly put a team together or align with an owner who currently has a suitable program. The latter isn’t difficult — he could partner with Kevin Harvick Inc. or JR Motorsports, two teams that enjoy giving upstart drivers seat time. Plus, Stewart already drives some for KHI and is to race for JRM later this season. Then there’s a question of financing. Although Stewart has done very well in his first season as NASCAR team co-owner, he still hasn’t sold all of teammate Ryan Newman’s Cup car. And there’s Stewart pressing list of priorities: Get Newman into the Chase, become the first driver/owner to win a championship since Alan Kulwicki in 1992 and continue bringing in new partners since somebody has to pay the bills on all his ventures. Of course, none of that rules Stewart out of the mix. He’d love to pull off a deal with Patrick and add that to his growing resume of business projects. In some shape or form, she’s on her way, and it may be as soon as next year. Putting together the right package to bring her to NASCAR won’t be easy, but somebody is going to figure it out. And soon.

BEARCATS, from page 1B players that it’s possible for teams to rebound from an early loss and still get back to the BCS championship game for a second straight year. “With all we’re fighting through right now, right now it’s just take it week by week,” Stoops said. “We’ve got a lot of improvement to do, just in our own accountability of penalties and missed basic assignments that have to improve. “To look down the road for that as well as fight through the injuries that we have to, we just have to focus on this week and getting better.” ___ AP Sports Writers Jim Vertuno in Austin, Texas, and Mark Long in Gainesville, Fla., contributed to this report.

the first time at UC, Kelly unleashed his fast-paced, Oklahoma-style offense. Pike completed 27 of 34 passes, Gilyard caught eight passes for 89 yards and a score and Isaiah Pead scored two touchdowns. With Pike directing traffic at the line of scrimmage, the Bearcats burned down the field on the opening drive of the game, covering 81 yards in 2:29 without an incomplete pass. Pead capped the drive with a 2-yard TD run. Rutgers’ response to UC’s speed was a methodical, 20-play, 78-yard touchdown drive, that took more than 10 minutes and was capped by a 5-yard run by Joe Martinek. Ultimately, though, the team breaking in a new quarterback was no match for the one with a seasoned veteran.

Natale, replacing the departed Mike Teel, held the ball too long and had several throws sail high. Cincinnati turned his first two picks into touchdowns. Meanwhile, Pike went 20 of 25 in the first half for 286 yards with touchdown passes of 5 yards to Gilyard and 41 yards to Pead as the Bearcats raced to a 31-7 halftime lead. Cincinnati even gave Rutgers a dose of the Wildcat — not, the Bearcat? — with redshirt freshman tight end Travis Kelce, a former quarterback, taking two snaps and bulling 16 yards to finish off the first of three consecutive secondquarter touchdown drives. They were the first two touches of Kelce’s career. Kelce added a 2-yard TD run in the third quarter. This certainly wasn’t what Rutgers had in

mind for the first game in its renovated home. The two-year project to enclose the stadium, put in luxury suites and install a new scoreboard increased capacity from about 42,000 to more than 52,000 and cost $102 million. A crowd of 53,737 was raucous early, quiet and dejected by halftime and mostly out the door by the fourth quarter. The home team played more like the sadsack program coach Greg Schiano found when he took over nine seasons ago. One reason for hope: Savage, who played his high school ball in the suburbs of Philadelphia. One of the biggest recruits Rutgers has ever landed, Savage completed his first three passes and finished 15 of 23 for 135 yards with a touchdown pass.


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The Daily Dispatch

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Kahne takes first in Atlanta

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Melanie Oudin of the United States reacts after her 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-3 upset victory over Nadia Petrova of Russia at the U.S. Open in New York Monday.

Teen Oudin knocks off another seed at Open By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer

NEW YORK — When Melanie Oudin wakes up each morning these days, sharing a king-sized hotel bed with her mother, she’s basically your average teen visiting the big city. Then the 17-year-old from Marietta, Ga., gets out on court at the U.S. Open in those pink-andyellow sneakers with the word “BELIEVE” stamped near the heel, and there is nothing ordinary at all about her. No higher-ranked or more-accomplished opponent is too intimidating. No deficit is too daunting. Yes, the comeback kid did it again Monday. Five points from a straight-set loss, Oudin kept plugging away with her perpetual-motion defense and pick-her-spots offense for a 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over 13thseeded Nadia Petrova to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. “It’s kind of hard to explain how I’ve done it,” Oudin said. “It’s, like, now I know that I do belong here. This is what I want to do, and I can compete with these girls, no matter who I’m playing. I have a chance against anyone.” Can’t argue with that. The upset of Petrova follows comebacks from a set down against three-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the third round, and No. 4 Elena Dementieva — a two-time Grand Slam finalist and Beijing Olympics gold medalist — in the second. “I don’t actually mean to lose the first set,” explained a smiling Oudin, 17-4 this season in three-setters. “I sometimes just start off slowly, I guess. Maybe I’m a little nervous.” She is the story of the tournament so far, already drawing comparisons to Tracy Austin (a U.S. Open champion at 16) and Chris Evert (a semifinalist at 17), and giving U.S. tennis fans hope that there is someone coming up in the women’s game behind the Williams sisters. “This is going to do a lot,” Oudin said. “I think it’s good for American tennis.” Things are different for the U.S. men: None of the 18 who entered the tournament is left, after 55th-ranked John Isner of Tampa, Fla., lost to No. 10 Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. It’s the first time in the history

of an event that began in 1881 that there will be no American men in the quarterfinals. “I knew that,” Isner said. “I wanted to keep it going.” Switzerland, of course, has its representative in the final eight: No. 1 Roger Federer extended his pursuit of a sixth consecutive U.S. Open title by beating No. 14 Tommy Robredo 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. Up next is a familiar foe: No. 12 Robin Soderling of Sweden, who is 0-11 against Federer, including losses this year in the French Open final and Wimbledon’s fourth round. The woman who eliminated No. 1 Dinara Safina, Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, couldn’t build on that, losing in three sets to Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, while Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine shut out Gisela Dulko of Argentina 6-0, 6-0. Like Oudin, Wickmayer and Bondarenko are first-time Grand Slam quarterfinalists. This is all so new in so many ways for Oudin, whose twin sister Katherine was bawling in the stands at match’s end. A year ago, Oudin — it’s pronounced “oo-DAN” — was ranked 221st and lost in the first round at the U.S. Open. She never had won a Grand Slam match until June, when she knocked off former No. 1 Jelena Jankovic en route to Wimbledon’s fourth round — after losing the first set, naturally. My, how her life is about to change. Starting to change already, actually. After beating Petrova, Oudin huddled with her coach, Brian de Villiers, trying to figure out how to squeeze in various media obligations with necessary tasks such as eating something and getting treatment for her heavily wrapped left thigh. Endorsement offers are coming in. Now recognized by strangers, Oudin needs security guards to help her navigate the crowds on her way to the Open’s practice courts. Walking through the lobby of her New York hotel is an adventure. There even was a bit of a skirmish among paparazzi when she was in Times Square the other day. “That was her first realization that she’s bigtime, that it is going to be scary sometimes,” Katherine said. “I’m surprised that she’s held it together as well as she has.”

1. (2) Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 325 laps, 131.1 rating, 190 points, $363,073. 2. (18) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 325, 116.5, 175, $248,328. 3. (22) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 325, 114.7, 170, $207,348. 4. (28) David Reutimann, Toyota, 325, 95.5, 160, $168,098. 5. (7) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 325, 109.5, 155, $131,175. 6. (10) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 325, 121.1, 155, $138,875. 7. (8) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 325, 100.1, 151, $139,348. 8. (4) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 325, 110.4, 147, $148,926. 9. (23) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 325, 80.7, 143, $135,479. 10. (26) Greg Biffle, Ford, 325, 70.5, 139, $123,675. 11. (12) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 325, 89.5, 130, $118,823. 12. (15) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 325, 81, 132, $144,665. 13. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 325, 98.4, 129, $147,598. 14. (9) David Stremme, Dodge, 325, 83.2, 121, $132,565. 15. (41) Paul Menard, Ford, 325, 65.6, 118, $129,881. 16. (29) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 325, 72.1, 115, $116,935. 17. (31) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 325, 85, 112, $111,025. 18. (25) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 325, 69.4, 109, $95,725. 19. (17) David Gilliland, Ford, 325, 66.5, 106, $91,850. 20. (35) AJ Allmendinger, Dodge, 325, 58, 103, $100,850. 21. (21) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 325, 49.8, 100, $101,300. 22. (34) Joey Logano, Toyota, 324, 68.9, 97, $138,026. 23. (11) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 324, 56.8, 94, $107,223. 24. (32) Scott Speed, Toyota, 324, 49.5, 91, $102,973. 25. (33) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 324, 44.8, 88, $105,600. 26. (1) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 324, 96.6, 95, $153,490. 27. (13) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 324, 66.8, 82, $126,251. 28. (27) Jamie McMurray, Ford, 323, 48.6, 79, $96,150. 29. (20) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 323, 47.3, 76, $93,125. 30. (42) Erik Darnell, Ford, 323, 39.9, 73, $113,104. 31. (40) John Andretti, Chevrolet, 323, 36.4, 70, $93,825. 32. (19) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 323, 44.5, 72, $92,750. 33. (16) David Ragan, Ford, 322, 61, 64, $93,425. 34. (24) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 322, 54.2, 61, $131,131. 35. (30) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 320, 42.7, 58, $102,910. 36. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 303, 91.2, 60, $140,351. 37. (14) Carl Edwards, Ford, 302, 70.6, 52, $132,706 38. (6) Kurt Busch, Dodge, accident, 244, 73.9, 49, $101,725. 39. (43) Terry Labonte, Toyota, electrical, 148, 32.6, 46, $83,600. 40. (39) Max Papis, Toyota, accident, 100, 28.1, 43, $83,475. 41. (38) Mike Bliss, Dodge, electrical, 38, 25.9, 40, $83,325. 42. (36) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 25, 25.8, 37, $83,235. 43. (37) Dave Blaney, Toyota, electrical, 19, 25.9, 34, $83,588. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 134.033 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 44 minutes, 3 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.766 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 42 laps. Lead Changes: 31 among 13 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.Truex Jr. 1-38; K.Kahne 39-41; M.Truex Jr. 42-61; Ky.Busch 62-71; J.Johnson 72-83; M.Kenseth 84; Ky.Busch 85-95; M.Truex Jr. 96-105; M.Waltrip 106; Ky.Busch 107-109; D.Hamlin 110-127; J.Johnson 128-132; J.Gordon 133-135; D.Hamlin 136138; J.Gordon 139-165; D.Hamlin 166-167; K.Harvick 168-188; B.Vickers 189-190; K.Harvick 191-202; R.Newman 203; K.Harvick 204-207; K.Kahne 208-227; K.Harvick 228-229; K.Kahne 230; K.Harvick 231-247; G.Biffle 248; K.Kahne 249-269; J.Montoya 270; K.Kahne 271-274; J.Montoya 275-304; K.Harvick 305314; K.Kahne 315-325. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): M.Truex Jr., 3 times for 68 laps; K.Harvick, 6 times for 66 laps; K.Kahne, 6 times for 60 laps; J.Montoya, 2 times for 31 laps; J.Gordon, 2 times for 30 laps; Ky.Busch, 3 times for 24 laps; D.Hamlin, 3 times for 23 laps; J.Johnson, 2 times for 17 laps; B.Vickers, 1 time for 2 laps; R.Newman, 1 time for 1 lap; G.Biffle, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Waltrip, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. T.Stewart, 3,694; 2. J.Gordon, 3,457; 3. J.Johnson, 3,404; 4. D.Hamlin, 3,296; 5. C.Edwards, 3,162; 6. K.Kahne, 3,153; 7. Ku.Busch, 3,152; 8. J.Montoya, 3,145; 9. R.Newman, 3,138; 10. M.Martin, 3,126; 11. G.Biffle, 3,125; 12. M.Kenseth, 3,077. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

GOLF PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship Scores Final, Sunday

Steve Stricker (2500), $1,350,000 63-72-65-67—267 Jason Dufner (1250), $660,000 66-69-68-65—268 Scott Verplank (1250), $660,000 65-68-68-67—268 Angel Cabrera (600), $310,000 65-69-70-65—269 Dustin Johnson (600), $310,000 68-65-70-66—269 Padraig Harrington (600), $310,000 67-67-67-68—269 Geoff Ogilvy (450), $251,250 66-68-70-66—270 Jim Furyk (400), $217,500 63-67-73-68—271 Sean O'Hair (400), $217,500 66-64-70-71—271 Retief Goosen (400), $217,500 65-67-68-71—271 Tiger Woods (315), $165,000 70-67-72-63—272 John Senden (315), $165,000 69-64-70-69—272 Jerry Kelly (315), $165,000 66-69-67-70—272 Kevin Na (315), $165,000 69-66-66-71—272 Bill Haas (273), $123,750 69-66-72-66—273 Marc Leishman (273), $123,750 70-62-72-69—273 Matt Kuchar (273), $123,750 65-71-68-69—273 Kevin Sutherland (273), $123,750 68-65-69-71—273 Charlie Wi (253), $94,125 71-64-72-67—274 Zach Johnson (253), $94,125 68-71-67-68—274 Jason Day (253), $94,125 68-66-72-68—274 Justin Leonard (253), $94,125 65-68-72-69—274 Stephen Ames (235), $72,000 67-73-69-66—275 Mike Weir (235), $72,000 68-65-72-70—275 Jeff Overton (235), $72,000 69-66-70-70—275 Sergio Garcia (225), $60,000 70-71-68-67—276 Phil Mickelson (210), $53,250 71-68-72-66—277 Pat Perez (210), $53,250 70-65-75-67—277

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Kasey Kahne celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday.

Steve Marino (210), $53,250 Charley Hoffman (210), $53,250 Mark Wilson (210), $53,250 Brandt Snedeker (188), $43,406 Bubba Watson (188), $43,406 Kevin Streelman (188), $43,406 Jason Bohn (188), $43,406 Woody Austin (153), $31,538 Greg Chalmers (153), $31,538 Scott Piercy (153), $31,538 David Toms (153), $31,538 Lucas Glover (153), $31,538 Troy Matteson (153), $31,538 Scott McCarron (153), $31,538 Bryce Molder (153), $31,538 Anthony Kim (153), $31,538 Hunter Mahan (153), $31,538 Nick Watney (120), $21,850 Kenny Perry (120), $21,850 Mathew Goggin (120), $21,850 Bob Estes (100), $18,510 D.A. Points (100), $18,510 Brian Davis (100), $18,510 Davis Love III (100), $18,510 Michael Letzig (100), $18,510 Justin Rose (73), $17,025 Luke Donald (73), $17,025 Boo Weekley (73), $17,025 Brian Gay (73), $17,025 Vijay Singh (73), $17,025 Charles Howell III (73), $17,025 Daniel Chopra (55), $16,500 Briny Baird (38), $15,975 J.J. Henry (38), $15,975 Jonathan Byrd (38), $15,975 Greg Owen (38), $15,975 Camilo Villegas (38), $15,975 Brett Quigley (38), $15,975 Y.E. Yang (20), $15,450 J.B. Holmes (15), $15,300 Ben Crane (7), $15,000 D.J. Trahan (7), $15,000 Fredrik Jacobson (7), $15,000 Richard S. Johnson (5), $14,700 Ryuji Imada (5), $14,550

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MiLB Southern League Standings

North Division W L Tennessee (Cubs) 37 31 West Tenn (Mariners) 35 33 Chattanooga (Dodgers) 34 34 Carolina (Reds) 27 41 x-Huntsville (Brewers) 25 42 South Division W L Jacksonville (Marlins) 45 23 x-Birmingham (White Sox) 43 25 Mississippi (Braves) 33 33 Montgomery (Rays) 31 36 Mobile (Diamondbacks) 28 40

Pct. GB .544 — .515 2 .500 3 .397 10 .373 11 1/2 Pct. GB .662 — .632 2 .500 11 .463 13 1/2 .412 17

x-clinched first half Sunday’s Games Jacksonville at Huntsville, 2 p.m. Tennessee at West Tenn, 3:05 p.m. Mississippi at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Birmingham at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Montgomery at Mobile, 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Jacksonville at Huntsville, 2 p.m. Mississippi at Carolina, 2 p.m. Tennessee at West Tenn, 3:05 p.m. Birmingham at Chattanooga, 2:15 p.m. Montgomery at Mobile, 8:05 p.m.

International League Standings

North Division W L x-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) 79 59 Syracuse (Nationals) 75 66 Rochester (Twins) 69 72 Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 69 73 Pawtucket (Red Sox) 59 81 Buffalo (Mets) 56 85

Pct. GB .572 — .532 5 1/2 .489 11 1/2 .486 12 .421 21 .397 24 1/2

South Division W L Durham (Rays) 82 60 Gwinnett (Braves) 79 63 Norfolk (Orioles) 70 70 Charlotte (White Sox) 67 74

Pct. GB .577 — .556 3 .500 11 .475 14 1/2

West Division W L x-Louisville (Reds) 83 57 Toledo (Tigers) 72 69 Indianapolis (Pirates) 69 72 Columbus (Indians) 56 84

Pct. GB .593 — .511 11 1/2 .489 14 1/2 .400 27

x-clinched division Sunday’s Games Charlotte at Gwinnett, 2 p.m. Rochester at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 4:05 p.m., 1st game Pawtucket at Syracuse, 5 p.m., 1st game Toledo at Columbus, 5:05 p.m. Norfolk at Durham, 5:05 p.m. Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 5:35 p.m. Indianapolis at Louisville, 6:15 p.m. Rochester at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game Pawtucket at Syracuse, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Monday’s Games Norfolk at Durham, 1:05 p.m.

Indianapolis at Louisville, 1:15 p.m. Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m. Pawtucket at Syracuse, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Gwinnett, 2 p.m. Rochester at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5:05 p.m. Toledo at Columbus, 7:05 p.m.

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Northern Division W L y-Wilmington (Royals) 44 24 Potomac (Nationals) 41 27 Frederick (Orioles) 33 35 x-Lynchburg (Pirates) 27 41

Pct. .647 .603 .485 .397

GB — 3 11 17

Southern Division W L Salem (Red Sox) 34 34 x-Winston-Salem (White Sox) 34 34 Kinston (Indians) 32 36 Myrtle Beach (Braves) 27 41

Pct. .500 .500 .471 .397

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x-clinched first half y-clinched division (refers to second half) Sunday’s Games Kinston at Potomac, 1:05 p.m. Frederick at Wilmington, 1:35 p.m. Salem at Lynchburg, 6:05 p.m. Winston-Salem at Myrtle Beach, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Kinston at Potomac, 1:05 p.m. Frederick at Wilmington, 1:05 p.m. Salem at Lynchburg, 2:05 p.m. Winston-Salem at Myrtle Beach, 7:05 p.m.

MLB American League Standings New York Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore Detroit Minnesota Chicago Cleveland Kansas City Los Angeles Texas Seattle Oakland

East Division W L Pct GB 89 50 .640 — 79 58 .577 9 72 66 .522 16 1/2 61 76 .445 27 56 81 .409 32

Central Division W L Pct 75 61 .551 69 68 .504 69 70 .496 60 76 .441 52 85 .380

GB — 6 1/2 7 1/2 15 23 1/2

West Division W L Pct GB 81 55 .596 — 76 60 .559 5 72 66 .522 10 61 76 .445 20 1/2

Sunday’s Games Cleveland 3, Minnesota 1 Toronto 14, N.Y. Yankees 8 Baltimore 7, Texas 0 Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 1 L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 2 Oakland 5, Seattle 2 Tuesday’s Games Texas (Tom.Hunter 7-3) at Cleveland (C.Carrasco 0-1), 5:05 p.m., 1st game Tampa Bay (Price 7-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Gaudin 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 2-1) at Toronto (R.Romero 11-7), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Da.Hernandez 4-6) at Boston (Buchholz 4-3), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 12-8) at Kansas City (Chen 1-6), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Tomko 3-3) at Chicago White Sox (C.Torres 1-0), 8:11 p.m. Texas (McCarthy 6-2) at Cleveland (Laffey 7-4), 8:35 p.m., 2nd game Seattle (F.Hernandez 14-5) at L.A. Angels (Kazmir 8-8), 10:05 p.m.

National League Standings Philadelphia Florida Atlanta New York Washington

East Division W L Pct GB 77 58 .570 — 72 65 .526 6 70 67 .511 8 62 75 .453 16 47 90 .343 31

St. Louis Chicago Houston Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh

Central Division W L Pct GB 82 57 .590 — 69 67 .507 11½ 67 70 .489 14 66 71 .482 15 63 74 .460 18 54 82 .397 26½

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West Division W L Pct GB 82 57 .590 — 78 60 .565 3½ 76 62 .551 5½ 61 78 .439 21 61 78 .439 21

Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 2, 12 innings Washington 5, Florida 4 Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 5 Houston 4, Philadelphia 3 Milwaukee 2, San Francisco 1, 12 innings

Colorado 13, Arizona 5 San Diego 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Dempster 8-8) at Pittsburgh (Duke 10-13), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (P.Martinez 3-0) at Washington (Lannan 8-10), 7:05 p.m. Florida (VandenHurk 2-2) at N.Y. Mets (Redding 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (J.Vazquez 11-9) at Houston (F.Paulino 2-7), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Smoltz 1-1) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 10-10), 8:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Maloney 0-3) at Colorado (Marquis 14-10), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 12-9) at Arizona (Buckner 2-6), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Correia 10-10) at San Francisco (Lincecum 13-5), 10:15 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled C Lou Marson from Columbus (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated OF Brett Gardner from the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Shelley Duncan from Scranton/WilkesBarre (IL). TAMPA BAY RAYS—Placed 1B Carlos Pena on the 60-day DL. Purchased contract of 1B Chris Richard from Durham (IL). n National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated LHP Scott Schoeneweis from the 15-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled RHP Jeff Stevens from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS—Recalled RHP Carlos Fisher from Sarasota (FSL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Purchased the contracts of INF Chris Johnson and RHP Billy Sadler from Round Rock (PCL). Recalled INF Tommy Manzella from Round Rock. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Recalled RHP Sean Gallagher from Portland (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Activated 2B Freddy Sanchez from the 15-day DL. FOOTBALL n National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed G Trevor Canfield, DT Keilen Dykes, DE Alex Field and WR Edward Gant to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed QB Hunter Cantwell, WR Jason Chery, DT George Hypolite, LB Mortty Ivy, LB Kelvin Smith, C Dustin Fry and CB Marcus Walker to the practice squad. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed OT James Marten to the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DB Brandon Anderson, LB Titus Brown, RB Chris Jennings, WR Lance Leggett, OL Pat Murray and DL Brian Schaefering to practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS—Claimed S Marvin White off waivers from Cincinnati. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Claimed S Aaron Francisco off waivers from Arizona. Released LB Jordan Senn. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed QB Richard Bartel, FB Brock Bolen, S Michael Desormeaux, DE Jeremy Navarre, C Cecil Newton, G Cameron Stephenson, WR Tiquan Underwood and RB Josh Vaughan to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Waived TE David Martin. Claimed TE Davon Drew off waivers from Baltimore. Signed DE Ryan Baker, CB Will Billingsley, LB J.D. Folsom, LB Danny Lansanah, OL Nate Garner, OL Mark Lewis, WR James Robinson and WR Julius Pruitt to the practice squad. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed LB Stanley Arnoux to a four-year contract and placed him on injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed QB Rhett Bomar, CB DeAndre Wright, RB Allen Patrick, S Vince Anderson, S Sha’reff Rashad, DT Anthony Bryant, FB Nehemiah Broughton and TE Kareem Brown to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS—Signed RB Jehuu Caulcrick, DB Emanuel Cook, ILB Kenwin Cummings, S Keith Fitzhugh, WR Marcus Henry, DT Matt Kroul, OT Ryan McKee and TE Jack Simmons to the practice squad. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed G Roy Schuening to practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed OT Tony Pashos to a one-year contract. Waived LB Diyral Briggs. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed WR Logan Payne, WR Mike Hass, S Jamar Adams, RB Devin Moore and OT Kyle Williams to the practice squad. Claimed LB Thomas Williams off waivers from Jacksonville, CB Roy Lewis off waivers from Pittsburgh and OL Blake Schlueter off waivers from Denver and signed them to the practice squad. HOCKEY n ECHL READING ROYALS—Signed F Ben Gordon. COLLEGE NORTH DAKOTA STATE—Named Brittany Weil graduate assistant softball coach.


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Wozniacki upsets Kuznetsova at Open; Oudin next

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Caroline Wozniacki reacts after beating Svetlana Kuznetsova during their match at the U.S. Open in New York, Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki had just finished knocking off two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova when the inevitable question came: What will it be like to play 17-year-old American Melanie Oudin at the American Grand Slam tournament? “Hopefully,” Wozniacki said, “someone from the crowd will cheer for me.” The No. 9-seeded Wozniacki of Denmark beat No. 6 Kuznetsova 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) Monday night to reach her first major quarterfinal. Wozniacki’s next opponent is also making her debut at this stage: Oudin, who is ranked 70th and upset No. 13 Nadia Petrova in three sets earlier Monday. “She’s had an amazing run,” Wozniacki said about Oudin. All four of the players left on their half of the draw will be playing

in the round of eight at a Grand Slam event for the first time. The others are 50th-ranked Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium and 52nd-ranked Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine. At 19, Wozniacki is the youngest woman ranked in the top 20. She also leads the tour in victories this season. Against Kuznetsova, who won the 2004 U.S. Open and this year’s French Open, Wozniacki managed to win despite hitting only 16 winners. Kuznetsova produced 59 winners, but she also made 63 unforced errors — 38 more than Wozniacki. “I just hit too many unforced errors, and I could not control my emotions,” Kuznetsova said. “And I wanted it so much.” Asked how she thinks Wozniacki might fare against Oudin, Kuznetsova replied: “I don’t know. I don’t really care.”

Stricker birdies last two holes to win Deutsche Bank By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

NORTON, Mass. — Steve Stricker can build a strong case for the Deutsche Bank Championship as the biggest victory of his career. It was his first win with Tiger Woods in the tournament. His third victory of the season moved him up to a career-high No. 2 in the world ranking. And he replaced Woods atop the FedEx Cup standings. What satisfied Stricker the most, however, was how he won. In a wild Labor Day finish on the TPC Boston, where a half-dozen players came to the par-5 18th hole with hopes of winning, Stricker finished with back-to-back birdies for a 4-under 67 and a oneshot victory Monday. “Knowing I had to make a couple of birdies and actually doing it means a lot,” he said. The names kept changing atop the leaderboard throughout the back nine, and Stricker only found comfort from seeing his name in the mix. Jason Dufner was the first player to break out of the tie with a two-putt birdie on the 18th. Standing in the 17th fairway, Stricker heard another cheer through the trees and figured it was Scott Verplank making birdie — his fourth in a row — to tie for the lead. That’s when Stricker took over. He knocked in a 15-foot birdie on the 17th, helped by getting a good read on the tricky putt from Retief Goosen. Then, he split the middle of the 18th fairway and hit a hybrid just over the green. He hit a delicate chip to tap-in range for the win. “It was a tough day. There was a lot of guys in the mix,” Stricker said. “And I just found a way to

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Steve Stricker chips onto the 18th green in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass. Monday. Stricker birdied the hole to win the tournament. get it done.” Stricker finished at 17-under 267 and earned $1.35 million. He also built a 909-point lead over Woods in the FedEx Cup with two tournaments remaining. Because the points are reset after next week in Chicago, Stricker is assured of being no worse than the No. 2 seed in the Tour Championship with a chance to win the $10 million prize. “It’s been a blast, and I want to keep riding it out,” Stricker said, his voice cracking. His only failure Monday was winning a PGA Tour event and trying to get through an interview without crying. This makes him 0 for 7. Dufner, who had to go through two stages of Qschool last year, two-putted from 40 feet for birdie

at a 65 to become the first player to post at 16-under 268. Verplank birdied his last four holes, and his eagle putt from the fringe grazed the edge of the cup. He wound up with a 67 and thought he might be headed for a playoff. About the only player not in the mix was Woods, although he set the tone for the wild finish by tying a tournament record with a 30 on the front nine and getting within one shot of the leaders — even though they were still on the range — until settling for a 63. His early departure didn’t make it easier on anyone, not with five major champions among the top 10. “I knew that Strick would be tough to catch today,” Verplank said.

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In a bid to win a record 84 games, the Bulls came up short in extra innings as they fell 4-3 to Norfolk on Monday in the regular season finale at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Both teams were held scoreless until the seventh inning when Elliot Johnson deposited Andy Mitchell’s first pitch over the wall in right for a solo homer to make the score 1-0. The Tides answered in the eighth when they loaded the bases on Bulls reliever Joe Bateman with one out. Bateman walked in the next two runs as Norfolk took a 2-1 lead.

Durham tied it up in their half of the eighth with another solo homer, this time from Rashad Eldridge to tie the game at two apiece. Norfolk posted their final two runs in the tenth with a home run from Dave Krynzel and an RBI-double from Brandon Synder to take a 4-2 lead. That would be too much for the Bulls to overcome as they scored only one run in their half of the tenth to end the game. Joe Nelson (2-2) took the loss after surrounding the two runs in the tenth. Jim Miller (4-4) picked up the win after tossing one and two-thirds innings with

two strikeouts. Following the game, first baseman Chris Richard was called up to Tampa Bay. This will be his first call-up as a Ray, after joining the organization in 2007. The last time the slugger appeared in the Majors was with the Colorado Rockies in 2003. The Bulls close out the regular season tying their franchise record with 83 wins. They now move to the postseason against their first round opponent, the Louisville Bats. The first game of their best-offive series is Wednesday at the DBAP with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

“He’s not Tiger, but you know what? He may be the second-best player, at least on this tour. The guy is really playing good. So I knew he was going to be tough to catch. And it turns out he was.” Padraig Harrington recovered from two poor drives that cost him three penalty strokes and had a chance to join Dufner and Verplank until he narrowly missed a 10-foot eagle putt. He shot 68 and tied for fourth with Masters champion Angel Cabrera, who missed the 18th fairway and made par for a 65; and Dustin Johnson, who failed to get up-anddown from behind the 18th green and shot 66. It was the fourth time in five weeks that Harrington, winless since his PGA Championship last year, had a chance in the final round. He had a oneshot lead going to the back nine until hooking his tee shot into a hazard on the 10th, and hooking another tee shot on the 12th for a lost ball. “I’m disappointed with today because it was in my control,” said Harrington. “I was leading the tournament, and going into the back nine it was mine to lose. And I lost it. I’ll feel this one a lot more than some of the others.” Woods also was part of the fun, although briefly. “Certainly, from where I was at, I couldn’t win the tournament, even if I shot 60 or something like that,” Woods said. Really, the only suspense was whether he could go after a 59, and that ended with a par on the 16th. Woods bogeyed the next hole and had to settle for his best score of the year. He tied for 11th, five shots behind. When he left, the tour-

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In this Dec. 23, 2007 file photo, New England Patriots defensive tackle Richard Seymour breaks through a block during a football game against Miami.

Seymour hasn’t reported to Raiders following trade By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour did not report to the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being acquired in a trade with the New England Patriots. Raiders coach Tom Cable said after practice that Seymour had to resolve some things with the Patriots before the deal for a first-round pick in 2011 could be finalized. “We have attempted to make a deal,” Cable said Monday. “There are some issues still between him and the Patriots that are being worked out. I’m hoping that that will get resolved as quickly as possible. We know that the player wants to be here, but we have really no control over those issues.” Patriots spokesman Stacey James said he was unaware of any difficulties surrounding the trade, which was announced by New England on Sunday and confirmed by Cable. The trade was included on the league’s official transaction list distributed to teams Sunday, a person who has seen the list told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the list is not public. All deals are subject to certain conditions, including physicals for players involved, and teams can inform the league if those conditions are not met. Neither the Raiders nor Patriots asked for the trade to be rescinded by the close of business Monday, the person said. Cable did not want

to address the issue further Monday, but said Seymour told him he wants to be in Oakland. Cable did not say when Seymour would have to arrive in order to be able to play in the season opener next Monday night against San Diego. “Just as soon as possible. That’s really the only way to answer that right now,” he said. Seymour, who turns 30 next month, is in the final year of a contract that pays him about $3.7 million this season. The deal would send him from a team that has gone 77-19 the past six seasons and is a perennial Super Bowl contender to one that is an NFL-worst 24-72 over that span. Seymour has been a stalwart in New England since being drafted sixth overall in 2001. He played on three Super Bowl winners with the Patriots, recording 39 career sacks and being selected to the Pro Bowl for five straight seasons beginning in 2002. The Raiders were looking to upgrade a run defense that was the worst in the league during the exhibition season and has been the worst over the past six seasons. Since going to the Super Bowl following the 2002 season, Oakland has had the worst run defense in the NFL, allowing 141.7 yards per game on the ground and 122 touchdowns rushing. The Raiders have allowed a 100-yard rusher in more than half of their games the past three years. ——— AP Sports Writer Jimmy Golen in Boston contributed to this report.

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Lions name Stafford as starting QB on opening day ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matthew Stafford won the Lions’ quarterback derby. Daunte Culpepper didn’t lose the job. That’s what Detroit’s new coach, Jim Schwartz, emphasized Monday when he made the No. 1 overall draft pick the starter for Sunday in New Orleans, when the Lions try to win for the first time in 21 months. “I’ve had a lot of very tough decisions in the last few days — guys mak-

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position here, not just one and two, but also three,” Schwartz said. “What made this decision difficult was that I think we can win with Daunte Culpepper, I think we can with Matt Stafford, and I think we can win with Drew Stanton.” One of the factors that helped Schwartz make his decision was the 21-yearold rookie’s chemistry with Detroit’s biggest offensive weapon, Calvin Johnson. “I think he had 15 snaps in the preseason E

with Calvin, and you could already see what was possible there,” Schwartz said. “The big plays were always there.” Stafford said that while he always believed he would win the job, he didn’t know for sure until Monday morning. “I definitely thought I was going to be the guy, but as competitive as Daunte is, I’m sure he thought he was going to be the guy, too,” he said. “Coach Schwartz called me in this morning A

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Tom Brady is back, looking healthy and ready to dominate again. Secondary has been renovated.

Enthusiastic Rex Ryan is a coaching upgrade; receiving corps is problematic. Early schedule difficult.

After a steady flow of 7-9 records, coach Dick Jauron needs better; too many holes to contend.

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a chance to win the game. That’s our job.” While Schwartz repeatedly mentioned his comfort with the possibility of having to play Culpepper, he stressed that Stafford was not going to be on a short leash. “This isn’t an internship,” he said. “This isn’t a trial basis. He’s our starting quarterback. We said that, to win the job, he had to be ready, and he had to be our best quarterback, and that’s what he has shown.”

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and told me, and I went out and practiced with the first team. That was exciting.” Even though he’ll be starting in his NFL debut for a team coming off the first 0-16 season in NFL history, Stafford wasn’t going to lower expectations for himself. “I’m going to try to win football games,” he said. “I think, just like everyone else on this team, that we can go out on Sunday and be competitive against the Saints and give ourselves

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Patriots at Buccaneers (Week 7) London’s Wembley Stadium hosts NFL’s third regular-season game overseas

Cardinals at Bears (Week 9) Can Chicago’s stingy D stop Arizona’s high-powered offense?

Falcons at Giants (Week 11) Atlanta QB Matt Ryan looks to shine on Broadway versus Eli Manning and the Giants

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Atlanta 11-5

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Capacity: 80,000 regular season; expandable to 100,000 Amenities: Retractable roof; world’s largest HD video screen: 60 yards long, stretching from 20-yard line to 20-yard line Costruction cost: $1.15 billion Super Bowl host: 2011

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who served as interim coaches at the end of the previous season.

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Death of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson opens unit to questions. And what will Michael Vick’s effect be?

2 16 4 14 15 20 71

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Experienced, eager to atone for late-season bust in 2008. Excellent running game and pass rush.

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Colts at Titans (Week 5) Showdown between AFC South rivals in primetime on Sunday night

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Giants at Cowboys (Week 2) ’Boys open new stadium hosting division rival on Sunday night

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s one of the NFC favorites, the Philadelphia Eagles were willing to take a gamble on the former Atlanta Falcons QB based on his big-play potential alone. In what seems like an ideal situation for Vick, he’ll back up All-Pro Donovan McNabb and continue to be advised by highly revered former Colts coach Tony Dungy. Strategically, look for head coach Andy Reid to incorporate some wildcat into an already potent offense and for Philadelphia’s famously fanatic fans to forgive and forget if Vick becomes the difference-maker in their quest for a first Super Bowl title. It won’t be the same case for animal rights groups. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said Vick will be eligible to play in third game of regular season. Looking at the bigger picture, what is a second chance for Vick, maybe a last one for Reid and this particular cadre of Eagles. Michael Vick’s career stats

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Todd Shawne HouseTeam Turmoil Haley’s Merriman is cleaning might be coaching back, which under Josh outdoing approach, could mean McDaniels itself this lights out for left more year. How upgraded opposing questions long before roster makes offenses. than answers; Jeff Garcia team more Division several replaces QB respectshould be unhappy JaMarcus able, if not winners. romp. Broncos. Russell?

Don’t be Not much misled by offensively the same other than Maurice total number Jonesas Colts, Drew, and Texans defense lacks not nearly as good playas Indy. makers.

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Brett Favre’s Maybe Devin Switch New coach impact could Hester should to 3-4 Jim lift them to be used on defense Schwartz elite, or kick returns could has to also-rans, more and as take be an depending a wideout some improveon whether less. His adjustment; they get the impact has ment, but unlikely to legend or been talent is go winless injured vet. diminished. there. again.

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Offense Changes Could be as good as figures to be everyamong best where, division rival in NFC, and most Atlanta with Falcons are particular- the ball, but need Reggie riding wave of ly in confidence leadership Bush to be after last and consistent experiall-around season’s threat. turnaround. ence.

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If running Frank Gore Injuries game will be relied plaguing produces on to carry Seattle, and the D the offense, which was has a slight and Patrick destroyed upgrade, Willis to by them another anchor last year. Super Bowl defense – Jim Mora trip not out of same as replaces Mike the question. last year. Holmgren.

10 RB Steven Jackson raises mark on offense. New coach Steve Spagnuolo will succeed in time.

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Avenue; thence following the western edge of the sidwalk for Young Avenue, South 40 degrees 14 minutes 45 seconds East 162.98 feet. South 37 degrees 11 minutes 51 seconds East 23.73 feet, South 11 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds East 22.8 feet and South 2 degrees 06 minutes 02 seconds East 257.57 feet to the place of beginning. The grantor does not warrant the exact location of the northern edge of the right of way for State Road 1228 or the eastern edge of the right of way for the Southern Railway but does warrant that the hedge rows located on the said rights of way have been in existence under the control of the parties of the first part and their ancestors, or predecessors in title, for more than fifty years. Being the same fee simple property conveyed by general warranty deed from Anthony Quinn Brown, single to James Addylamptey and Beverly Green Addylamptey, husband and wife, dated 12/20/2006 recorded on 12/21/2006 in Book 1139, Page 449 in Vance County Records, State of NC. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 144 East Young Avenue, Henderson, NC 27536. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs of Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are James Addylamptey and wife, Beverly Green Addylamptey. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against

the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. This is a communication from a debt collector. The purpose of this communication is to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose, except in the instance of bankruptcy protection. If you are under the protection of the bankruptcy court or have been discharged as a result of a bankruptcy proceeding, this notice is given to you pursuant to statutory requirement and for informational purposes and is not intended as an attempt to collect a debt or as an act to collect, assess, or recover all or any portion of the debt from you personally. Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Jeremy B. Wilkins, NCSB No. 32346 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 Phone: (910) 392-4988 Fax: (910) 392-8587

confirmation by the Court, the following described lot or parcel of land: All of those certain tracts or parcels of land lying and being situate in the City of Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows:

07009; three 40 ft. lots, Cross Street) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%) of his bid with the Commissioner on the date of the sale as evidence of good faith and said sale shall lie open for ten (10) days for upset bids. This the 18th day of August, 2009.

you notice of the date, time and location of the hearing upon receipt of your address.

NOTICE We have qualified before the Clerk of the Superior Court of Vance County, North Carolina, as Co-Executors of the Estate of Ernestine C. Cannady, and this is to notify all persons to whom said Estate may be indebted to present their claims to the undersigned prior to the 18th day of November, 2009 or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of any recovery. Persons indebted to said Estate are requested to make prompt settlement. This the 13th day of August, 2009.

County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 286, Parcel I.D. Number 0051 12003; 1262 Walters Street) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%) of his bid with the Commissioner on the date of the sale as evidence of good faith and said sale shall lie open for ten (10) days for upset bids. This the 18th day of August, 2009.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Beverly Green Addylamptey and James Addylamptey to G. Madden, Trustee(s), which was dated December 15, 2007 and recorded on December 19, 2007 in Book 1167 at Page 616, Vance County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Brock & Scott, PLLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on September 22, 2009 at 10:00 am, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in Vance County, North Carolina, to wit: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in the City of Henderson, Henderson Township, Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Begin at an iron pin located on the western edge of the sidewalk on the western side of Young Avenue where it intersects with the northern edge of the right of way for State Road 1228, said point being located 16 1/2 feet from the center of State Road 1228; run thence along the northern edge of the right of way of State Road 1228 and 16 1/2 feet from the center thereof. South 75 degrees 38 minutes 43 seconds West 97 feet; South 69 degrees 58 minutes 28 seconds West 143.62 feet to an iron pin, corner for Rebekah Y. Cooper et al; run thence North 39 degrees 23 minutes 30 seconds West 202.49 feet to an iron pin on the Eastern edge of the right of way for the Southern Railway; thence following said right of way in a hedge, North 36 degrees 21 minutes 29 seconds East 151.58 feet and North 31 degrees 34 minutes 22 seconds East 255.49 feet to an iron pin on the western edge of the sidewalk for Young

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Sept 8,15, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on July 23, 2009 by the Honorable J. Henry Banks, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County and City of Henderson, Plaintiffs vs. Beatrice F. Yates, et al,” File No. 09-CVD-285, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to

TRACT 1: Begin at a stake on Sterling Street (now Cross Street) corner of Lot #13, P.H. Thomas corner; run thence North 88º West 40 feet to corner of Lot 14; thence Northerly along the line of Lot 14 171 feet to corner of Lots 1 and 2; thence South 88º East 40 feet to corner of Lot 1; thence Southerly 171 feet to Sterling Street, the place of beginning. The same being Lot 13 as shown on Map recorded in Book A, Page 14. For further description see Will of Geo. A. Harrell. See also Deed Books 133, Page 36 and Book 62, Page 518, Vance County Registry. For further reference see Deed Book 397, Page 475, Vance County Registry. TRACT 2:

Situated in Henderson Township, Vance County, North Carolina; Begin at a stake on the North side of Sterling Street in the after described subdivision corner of Lot No. 16 in a northerly direction 171 feet to the corner of Lot 3; thence along the line of Lot No. 3 S. 88º E. 40 feet to the corner of Lot No. 14; thence along the line of Lot No. 14 in a southerly direction 171 feet to Sterling Street; thence along Sterling Street N. 88º W. 40 feet to the place of beginning. Being Lot No. 15 as shown on map made by Clifton Currrin for George A. Harrell in 1915 of record in Map Book A, Page 14. For further reference, see Book 484, Page 111 and Book 492, Page 501, Vance County Registry. TRACT 3: Begin at an iron stake on Sterling Street (now Cross Street), in or near the corporate limits of the Town of Henderson, run thence N. 2 deg. 30 min. E. 171 feet to an iron stake; thence N. 88 deg. W. 40 feet to an iron stake; run thence S. 2 deg. 30 min. W. to an iron stake and Sterling Street (now Cross Street) 171 feet; run thence along Sterling Street (now Cross Street) S. 88 E. 40 feet to the place of the beginning; being Lot No. 14 on the Plat registered in Plat Book A, Page 14 of the Register of Deeds Office of Vance County. It being the same property described in deed from George A. Harrell to J.R. Teague, dated January 20, 1916 of Record Book 231 at Page 474, Vance County Registry to which reference may be had. See also deed in Book 302, at Page 623 and in Book 515, at Page 740, Vance County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 61212, Parcel I.D. Number 0021 07007, 0021 07008 and 0021

N. Kyle Hicks, Commissioner Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Sept 1,8, 2009 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA VANCE COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION IN RE: BULLOCK FILE NO: 08-JA-120 To: Unknown Father, John Doe, the putative father of the male juvenile born on November 2, 2008 in Vance County, North Carolina, Respondent. Take Notice that a petition seeking to terminate your parental rights has been filed in the District Court of Vance County, North Carolina; that you may file an answer to the Petition within forty days after August 25, 2009 and that failure to answer the Petition within the time prescribed may result in your parental rights being terminated. A copy of the answer must also be served on the Petitioner and its attorney. Take further notice that the Court will conduct a hearing to determine whether one or more grounds alleged in the Petition exist. If the Court finds that one or more grounds exist, the Court will proceed at that hearing or a later hearing to determine whether your parental rights should be terminated. That notice of the date, time and location of the hearing will be mailed to you by the Vance County Clerk of Superior Court after you file an answer or forty (40) days from the date of service if you do not file an answer, upon receipt of an address. If you are indigent, you are entitled to appointed counsel and may contact the Vance County Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Division, at (252) 738-9000, immediately to request court appointed counsel. This is a new case and that any attorney appointed previously may or may not represent you in this proceeding unless ordered by the Court. You are entitled to attend any hearing affecting your parental rights and as described above, the Clerk will mail

Caroline S. Burnette, Attorney for Petitioner Vance County Department of Social Services PO Box 1820 Henderson, NC 27536 Telephone (252) 438-4136 Aug 25, Sept 1,8, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on July 23, 2009 by the Honorable J. Henry Banks, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County and City of Henderson, Plaintiffs vs. Heirs of Emmerline Jackson, et al,” File No. 09-CVD486, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to confirmation by the Court, the following described lot or parcel of land: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in the City of Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Begin at an iron stake on the edge of Beckenridge Street R. S. McCoins corner, thence along said McCoin and Ben Smith’s line N. 1/2 E. 83 feet to a stone in said Smith’s line, thence N. 89 W. 66 1/2 feet to a stake on the edge of Breckenridge Street, thence along said Street S. 37 1/2 E. 106 feet to the beginning. It being a part of the lot bought by the Cheatham & Rowland of Stephen A. Hughs and being on the Eastern side of Breckenridge Street. For further reference, see Deed Book 15 at Page 93, Vance County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 20038, Parcel I.D. Number 0103 09003; 630 Breckenridge Street) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%) of his bid with the Commissioner on the date of the sale as evidence of good faith and said sale shall lie open for ten (10) days for upset bids. This the 18th day of August, 2009. N. Kyle Hicks, Commissioner Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Sept 1,8, 2009

John F. Cannady, III PO Box 680 Henderson, NC 27536 Samuel H. Cannady PO Box 680 Henderson, NC 27536 Co-Executors of the Estate of Ernestine C. Cannady John H. Zollicoffer, Jr. Stainback, Satterwhite, Burnette & Zollicoffer, PLLC Post Office Drawer 19 Henderson, N.C. 27536 Attorney Aug 18,25, Sept 1,8, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on July 23, 2009 by the Honorable J. Henry Banks, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County and City of Henderson, Plaintiffs vs. Nathan Clifton Clark, et al,” File No. 09-CVD-496, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to confirmation by the Court, the following described lot or parcel of land: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in the City of Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Begin at a pin on Walters Street, Faulkner’s corner, and corner of Lots No. 2 and 3, Clack Height’s plat and run thence Southeast along line of No. 2 and No. 3 two hundred six feet to a pin, thence along Faulkner’s line Northeast 46.7 feet to the corner of the Henderson Loan and Real Estate and Highland Home Realty Company lot, thence Northwest along a line parallel with the first line 206.6 feet to a pin on Walters Street; thence Southwest along Walters Street 46.7 feet to the place of beginning. Said lot being the remainder of the H.L. Norvell lots. See Book 252, Page 25, Vance County Registry. See also Book 451, Page 310 and Book 472, Page 570, Vance

N. Kyle Hicks, Commissioner Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Sept 1,8, 2009 NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF LAND Under and by virtue of a Judgment entered on July 23, 2009 by the Honorable J. Henry Banks, District Court Judge Presiding, Vance County District Court, in that certain proceeding entitled “Vance County and City of Henderson, Plaintiffs vs. Ruth Cooke Utley, et al,” File No. 09CVD-327, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court for Vance County, the undersigned Commissioner will offer for sale to the highest bidder, for cash, by public auction, at the Vance County Courthouse door, Henderson, North Carolina, on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. but subject to confirmation by the Court, the following described lot or parcel of land: All of that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situate in the City of Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: The same being a lot of land as described in Deed Book 2, Page 227, deed from J. W. Vaughan, to Benjamin Knott, begin at a corner in Mrs. Kittrell’s line, situated 73 feet East of a stone, Blacknall, Mrs. Kittrell, and Mayfields corner, on the West edge of Rock Spring Street, and run thence East 50 feet to a stone, Cheathams corner in Mrs. Kittrell’s line; thence S. 13 deg. E. 200 feet to a stone, on a new street to be called John Street; thence along said street W., 50 feet to a stone, thence N. 13 deg. W., 200 feet to place of beginning. For further reference, see Deed Book 174 at Page 261, Vance County Registry. (Vance County Tax Collector Account No. 419, Parcel I.D. Number 007501026; 712 John Street) Taxes will be prorated as of the date of closing. The property is being sold “as is” with no warranty of title. The successful bidder will be required to deposit five percent (5%)


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Special Notices Franklinton UMC Daycare now enrolling infant through school age. Call 919-494-5177

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Natural Vented Gas Heater 50,000 BTU w/ pipe filters. Heat & Air Condition Combination unit, w/ remote control 16,000 BTU. Air 18,000 BTU Heating Heat & Cool 1300 sqft & more. 2yrs old 1owner,excellant condition. 252-438-7184 leave message

2 litters avail. AKC Reg. Black Lab pups. Sired by MH. Will make great hunting dogs or pets. Dew claws removed. 1st shots given. Ready to go to new home. Visit www.lakecountry retrievers.com for photos. Contact Jim or Ed at 252-213-9955 or 252-257-1585.

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GE 30â&#x20AC;? electric range $125 OBO. Frost proof refrigerator $199 OBO. Cherry French Provincial. Triple dresser, 2 mirrors, armoire chest, headboard & frame, queen size mattress set $400 OBO. Oak glass top table w/4 oak chairs $300 OBO. Set of 6 solid oak crest-back chairs. Like new $300 OBO. Recliner sofa & matching recliner love seat $150 OBO. Much, Much More! Call 252-438-8828 or 252-432-2230 anytime

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Livestock, Poultry & Supplies 3 year old standard size proven male donkey $600. 4 year old proven male Boer goat $175. 252-432-2974.

AKC reg. Bloodhounds. Black, tan & red. 4 females, 2 males. Shots & de-wormed. 252-4562575 or 252-425-1926. Mal-T-Poo pups. Male & female. Tails docked. Shots & wormed. Taking deposits 252-528-1952. Pekingese pups. Registered. Shots & wormed. Males. Red & black. 252-456-4680.

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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.

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118 Wester Ave. Brick 3 or 4 BR, 1.5BA. Built in stove, electric heat. $525/mo. Ref. & dep. req’d. 252-438-4213. 160 W. Chavis Rd., Kittrell. 3BR, 1BA. Dep. & 1st mo. rent. $575/mo. 252-432-4089. 2 BR 1 BA $450/Mo Prvious rental ref required Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735 2BR, 2BA apt. $550/ mo. 1BR apt. $375/mo. 2BR MH $300/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738 3BR house in move-in condition in good safe Oxford neighborhood. Ref. & dep. req’d. 919-693-3222. 3BR, 2BA, LR, DR, kit. Large fenced yard, pool, deck, shed. 620 Puckett St., Stovall. $850/mo. + $850 dep. No credit check. 443-366-1958.

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Delaware Park Place Casino

Atlantic City October 2-4 October 17-18

October 17

New York City Shopping Atlantic Claridge Casino October 16-18 December 4-6

Disney World

Orlando, FL November 26-28 (2-Overnights)

CUT & SAVE

Large 4BR in West Henderson area. Excellent location. Available now. $700/mo. For application, please call 919-693-4552. Log cabin. Great view of Kerr Lake. 295 Jaber Rd. 2BR, 2BA. All appliances. $700/mo. Call Ann, CENTURY 21 Hancock Properties. 919-691-0834. RENT-TO-OWN. 6BR, 2BA. Needs TLC. $1000 down, $525/mo. 602 Rowland St. 252-430-3777.

Manufactured Homes For Rent Mobile Homes for Rent. SWs & DWs. Call 252492-6646 for info & appointment. 8:305:30pm

Homes For Sale

Farm Equipment

Homes & MHs. Lease option to owner finance. As low as $47,900. $2000 dn. $495/mo. 2, 3 & 4BR. 252-492-8777

Used Farm Equipment & Tractors 919-603-7211

Investment Rental Home small, re-modeled 2br Always rented; $59,990 Franklinton US -#1 Owner: 919-693-8984

Business Property For Rent 14,000 sq. ft. warehouse w/offices, bathrooms, alarm, sprinkler, 17ft. ceilings. $1050/ mo. 252-213-0537. Beauty salon, offices, retail, whse/dist $300 & up. Call us for a deal! 252-492-8777.

CREDIT REPAIR Lic., Bond., Cert. Start with only $99 252-738-0282 www.pcsofnc.net

Boats For Sale

1988 Bayliner 18ft. with125HP Manufactured motor & trailer $3500 Homes For 252-432-4294

Sale

Owner Financing 1985 SW 3BR,2BA $10,000. $500 down pymt $139.06+tax+ins On rented lot Call Currin Real Estate 252-492-7735 2 like new SWs 14x76. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035

Office or retail space 600 sq.ft., 800 sq.ft., 1500 sq.ft., 1600 sq.ft. 2400 sq.ft. 3750 sq.ft & 5000 sq.ft. CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER Call 252-492-0185

Homes For Sale

Wanted to Buy

Custom ordered DW. Built with wrong color carpet. Discounted $8000. 919-570-6166

Handyman Special $8995 Delivered. Won’t Last! 919-556-4103.

Liquidation Sale 2009 Old Models Must Go!!! Oakwood Homes of Henderson Unbelievable Deals 252492-5017

1989 Aqua Patio pontoon boat. 15 passenger. 65HP Johnson motor w/trailer. $3900. 252-767-5249. 1989 Malibu 17.5 foot Center consoul 8960 hp evenrude Hancocks trailier, Fish finder, Marine radio & Lake troll Down riggers Asking $2,000. 252-213-0379 1994 War Eagle. 18 ft. 75HP Mercury. Minkota foot control, fish finder, rod holders, 3 new seats, 2 new tires. Trailer has been rewired. $3500. 252-436-7249. 2000 17ft. CC skiff, 50HP Honda. 1989 24ft cuddy, 272HP Volvo Penta. DP I/O. $6800 ea. 252-432-9334.

Trucks & Trailers For Sale 1991 Ford F150. 5.0 motor. Automatic New transmission. $2700 252-767-5249

Autos For Sale 1998 S-10 Blazer 4x4 178K Great Condition Everything works. $2,800 David Vick Racing 252-492-7223 2000 Toyota Camry. $1500. *Buy Police Impounds* For listings, 800-749-8104 Ext 4148 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis. Very clean. 50K mi. New battery & tires.. Garage kept. $7000. 252-257-3965.

Auto Parts BF Goodrich tires P22555-17. GM wheels & tires. P225-60-16. 252432-7891. Leave message. Long-bed white Leonard camper shell w/ sliding windows & tinted glass. $300. 252-492-6901.

HOME DELIVERY

for less than a cup of coffee about .38¢ per day. Sundays just .96¢

Appliance

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252-432-0493

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 (2 nights)

New York Shopping Trip December 11-13

CUT & SAVE

CUT & SAVE

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Houses For Rent

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Singlewide on 1 acre. 2533 George Winston Rd., Bullock. (13 mi. N of Oxford.) 3BR, 2BA. All appliances. No smoking. $450/mo. Call Ann, CENTURY 21 919-691-0834

The Rogers Group 252-492-9385 www.rentnc.net

Modern 3BR, 2BA duplex on quiet street. $800/mo. Owner/RE broker. Call Alan 252-204-9035.

Apartment For Rent

OPPORTUNITY

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Charter Service

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New York Shopping September 19, November 14, November 21, December 12

Atlantic City Redeye September 12, October 10

Charles Town November 29

DEBT RELIEF Donald D. Pergerson Brandi L. Richardson Attorney’s at Law

252-492-7796

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October 3, November 7, December 5

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235 Dabney Drive • Henderson, NC

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The Daily Dispatch - Tuesday, September 8, 2009