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Parolee in murder case met criteria Henderson man sentenced to life plus 50 years in 1981 deaths of two By CAREY JOHNSON Staff Writer The Franklin Times

LOUISBURG — Parole officials say a Henderson man convicted of killing a Franklin County store owner and clerk decades ago met all of the criteria needed to be released from prison. And the victim’s family had all available avenues, by law, to express their concerns. A jury found Howard Lee Alston guilty of killing R.W. Bobby Foster and Jack Stainback on Feb. 9, 1981. Alston was sentenced to life in prison on a first-degree murder charge plus 50 more years on the charge of second-degree murder. However, when structured sentencing laws took effect in October of 1994, Alston because eligible for parole. Foster’s family members said they became increasingly frustrated with a parole process they say does not do enough to include input from the victim’s family. Pat Joyner, with the state Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission, said the commission is tasked with determining parole and followed protocol in the case. Alston, Joyner said, completed the parole commission’s Mutual Agreement Parole Program, which prepares inmates for

By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

A text amendment to the zoning ordinance allowing for truck stops was quickly and unanimously recommended Monday afternoon by the Planning Board. The recommendation will now go to the City Council for approval. The amendment, if approved by the council, would allow for truck stops in the industrial districts. Board

‘We have a person that’s interested in a truck stop’ — Planning Director Erris Dunston Vice Chairwoman Marchita Vann made the motion, with board member Jimmie Ayscue seconding. Board member Ricky Easter asked whether someone wants to open a truck stop. “We have a person that’s interested in a truck stop,” City Plan-

ning Director Erris Dunston said, noting Henderson does not have any regulations defining such a facility. “So, they’ve got a place in mind?” Easter asked. “We don’t know,” Dunston replied. Board member Horace Bullock,

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He’s making a list... Santa and Mrs. Claus wave from the top of the Henderson Fire Department’s platform truck while riding in the Henderson Christmas Parade Sunday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission. To view or purchase photos, visit us on the Web at

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On a 5-1 vote, Danny Wright of District 3 was elected chairman of the Vance County Board of Commissioners Monday night. The dissenting vote was cast by Eddie Wright, who had already lost the chance to become chairman when his nomination by Deborah Brown failed in a 3-3 tie. Besides Eddie Wright, those voting for him to be chairman were Brown and Tim Pegram, who had seconded his nomination. Voting nay were Danny Wright, Scott Hughes and Dan Brummitt, who had served as chairman the previous year. Hughes had nominated Danny Wright for the chairmanship, saying that it would be a good way for him to spend his last year on the board. Taking the seat that he had occupied a number of times during his 27 years as a commissioner,

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noting he assumed a truck stop would be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, asked whether this would be in violation of the noise ordinance. Dunston said there should not be any violations in the industrial non-park (I-2) district. Most of the I-2 districts are southwest, south and southeast of Welcome Avenue, along Bypass U.S. 1 from north of the Vanco Mill

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sign has been in Currin’s yard for the last several days. Currin, through documents submitted by the contractor, said the plan is to make repairs and restore the approximately 120-year-old Victorian residence to the original condition. “It should be noted that Mrs. Currin has been planning the restoration of this property for some time now and is eager to receive guidance” from the historic

WARRENTON — The Warren County Board of Commissioners held its annual organizational meeting in the Community Room of Warren County Memorial Library on Monday. County Attorney Karlene Turrentine called the organizational meeting to order and accepted nominations for the position of chairman. Barry Richardsome was nominated and unanimously re-elected to serve as chairman. At that point, Turrentine symbolically turned over the gavel to Richardson to preside over the remainder of the meeting. The commissioners voted to re-elect Ulysses S. Ross as vice-chairman and approved the following appointments: • Turrentine--County Attorney. • Angelina Kearney-Dunlap-Clerk to the Board. • Paula L. Pulley--Deputy Clerk to the Board. • Cindi Richardson, Bonnie C.

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Currin house renovation, church columbarium need Historic Preservation Commission OK By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — A decrepit-looking residence in the heart of Oxford will undergo renovation, but the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission first has to give approval. The Preservation Commission is set to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, with one of the items being a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) for Manie Currin to restore her home at 203

Main St. The other item is a request for a COA for Oxford Baptist Church, 147 Main St., to have a columbarium, which is a vault with niches containing urns of the ashes of the dead. A COA is an approval given to a local historic landmark or property in a historic district for alterations as proposed by the property owner. The COA assures maintenance of the property’s historic integrity. An S.E. Gregory Construction



Mark It Down Today Oxford Commission — The Oxford City Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in the commission meeting room of City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. The mayor and four city commissioners-elect will be sworn in. Zoning Board — The City of Henderson’s Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 134 Rose Ave. Community watch meetings — The Pine Ranes Community Watch will meet at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge on Rock Spring Street. The Flint Hill Community Watch will meet at Greater Little Zion Holy Church on Flint Street at 7 p.m. Natural resources meeting — The Warren County and Franklin County soil and water conservation districts are sponsoring a public meeting at 6 p.m. to identify and prioritize the natural resource issues in the two counties. The meeting will be held at the Warren County Memorial Library, 119 N. Front Street, Warrenton. The purpose of the meeting is to evaluate the current conditions of natural resources and dominant land uses within the area and identify resource concerns and goals for where conservation efforts are most needed. For more information, contact Brian Short, district conservationist, USDA-NRCS, at (252) 257-3836, ext. 3 or (919) 496-3137, ext. 3.

Wednesday “Green� economy seminar — A free seminar on new job and business opportunities developing around the “green� economy in rural North Carolina will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ambassador’s Inn and Suites in Henderson. Sponsored by the Center for Green Research and Evaluation at Elizabeth City State University. To register, go to www. or call Monique Edwards at (919) 413-1990.

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The 25th annual Grassy Creek Community Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. on Grassy Creek/Virgilina Road. The parade has a reputation for unusual floats, an extensive line of vintage cars and trucks, tractors, horses, local marching bands and every siren known to man. Awards are given for the most original float, the most attractive float and the most religious float. Refreshments of hot dogs, stew, french fries, candy apples, drinks and coffee will be available.


Claudette Toney sits amid the hundreds of toys collected by Garnes-Toney Funeral Home. Toney, along with her husband, Antonio, will be giving out toys on Dec. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. until all the toys are gone. Children whose names are on their list will be provided toys first, with the rest on a first come, first-served basis. This is the second year that Garnes-Toney Funeral Home has helped provide toys and books for needy children.

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Thursday Chamber Christmas social — The second annual Chamber Christmas Social sponsored by the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 6-8 p.m. at The Silo. For more information, call the chamber at (252) 438-8414 or e-mail Parks and Rec – The Henderson-Vance Parks and Recreation meeting will be held at noon at the Aycock Recreation Center, 307 Carey Chapel Road. Water district meeting — A Vance County Water District sign-up meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Cokesbury Volunteer Fire Department, 15116 South Cokesbury Road, in the multipurpose room. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity to sign up and pay the early signup/ connection fee of $125 as well as answer technical questions. Lion’s Club — There will be a Lion’s Club meeting at 6 p.m. at the Henderson Country Club. This will be the club’s annual Christmas party. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Henderson Lions Club, please contact Randy Oxendine at Retired school personnel — The Vance County unit of the N.C. Retired School Personnel will meet at 11 a.m. at the Western Sizzlin, 619 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson. Jasman Hightower, athletic director for Vance-Granville Community College will be the guest speaker. All members are asked to bring canned and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Salvation Army. Any member who needs transportation can call Louise Kelley at (252) 438-8071 or W. T. Ramey III at (252) 492-3096. Community watch — The Highland Greens Apartments Community Watch will meet at the Community Building, 111 Pinkston St., at 6 p.m. Chess Club — The Henderson/Vance Chess Club, affiliated with the U. S. Chess Federation, meets at the First United Methodist Church from 6 to 9:30 p.m. All are welcome, adults and youths, novice or experienced. For more information, call Rudy Abate at 438-4459 (days) or 738-0375 (evenings).


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release through structured activities, scheduled progress in custody levels, participation in community based programs and established parole dates. “The parole commission is here to make sure the laws that are set in place are followed in terms of who stays in and who gets out,” Joyner said. “The decisions made are not just the opinion of the individual commissioner or staff member. “We do what we do based upon the law,” she said. “It’s not a personal opinion. “Sometimes, it’s hard for people to deal with and we understand that.” Specifically, Foster’s family members said the parole system, as it’s set up, required them to set up meeting times with parole commissioners to express their concerns about Alston’s parole prospects. Also, family members said, they could only speak with one parole commissioner and there was a limit as to how many people could meet with the parole commissioner — a difficult prospect considering there were two families affected by Alston’s actions. “That’s not really fair,” said a niece of Foster’s, whose name is being withheld for safety reasons. A final indignity, Foster’s family said, was that they were not notified of Alston’s release until after it had happened. They were assured, family members said, that they would be contacted prior to any decision. “We knew his parole was coming up, so we figured we’d better call,” Foster’s niece said. “If we hadn’t called, we would have never known he was released.” Joyner said the state has an automated system that

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was reprinted with permission. In an earlier account last week, the Times reported that Alston was released on parole just before Thanksgiving. He was arrested in May 1981, three and a half months after investigators alleged he shot and killed Foster and Stainback inside Foster’s store along U.S. 401 north of Ingleside. Alston and another man were reported to have been regulars at the store. William T. Dement, who was Franklin County’s sheriff at the time, said the shooting was apparently the result of an earlier argument where Foster alleged that Alston was selling drugs on his property.

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ings are coming up and the commission is very good in trying to make time for as many folks as it possibly can, to express their feelings on a case, one way or another.” Tom Bennett, executive director of the N.C. Victims Assistance Network, which helps victims and their families navigate the justice system, said it helps families annually who are frustrated with the legal system, which includes parole matters. Those issues are declining in numbers, as fewer and fewer people each year are eligible for parole. However, the gravity of the problem never lessens for those affected. “I think we can all be grateful that we have structured sentencing, which gives a minimum and maximum range for punishment and everyone knows a suspect will serve, at least, a certain minimum sentence. “That gives victims some level of comfort and we’re in a better situation now than we used to be (before structured sentencing),” he said. “There are a dwindling number of prisoners eligible for parole, so there will be fewer of these problems as the years go by, but if you’re a surviving family member, this will be a big issue until your dying day.” If anyone needs assistance or would like to learn more about the N.C. Victims Assistance Network, call at (800) 348-5068 or visit

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Deaths Frank T. Wrenn Sr. HENDERSON — Frank Thomas Wrenn Sr., 88, of 180 Wrenn Road, Oxford, N.C., died Sunday, December 6, 2009, at Maria Parham Medical Center. Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Eunice Newton Wrenn. Mr. Wrenn was a retired welder and pipe fitter, and was a member of the United Association Local 421. He was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. A lifelong member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, he was a member of the Open Door Sunday School Class. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at 2:00 p.m., at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Josh Duckworth.

James E. Blackwell HENDERSON — James Edward Blackwell, 82, of 1770 Satterwhite Point Road, died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, in Britthaven of Henderson. He was born in Vance County and was the son of Sidney and Frankie Love Blackwell. He attended the Vance County public schools. He joined the United States Army in 1946 and received an Army of Occupation Medal and World War II Victory Medal, along with an honorable discharge. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Carrie Arrington Wrenn; a daughter, Brenda W. Weldon, and husband Robert, of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, Frank Thomas “F.T.” Wrenn Jr., and wife Alice, of Oxford, and John A. “Johnny” Wrenn Sr., and wife Rhonda, of Oxford; six grandchildren, Frank T. Wrenn III, of Atlanta, Ga., Angela W. Cameron, and husband Chris, of Holly Springs, N.C., Amanda W. McCoy, and husband Kevin, of Greensboro, N.C., Rob Weldon, and wife Kristin, of Greensboro, N.C., John A. Wrenn Jr., and wife Joy, of Henderson, and Justin M. Wrenn, and wife Melanie, of Henderson; nine great-grandchildren, Cole McCoy, Kaitlyn McCoy, Madeline McCoy, Hunter McCoy, Cecelia Wrenn, Luke Wrenn, Logan Wrenn, Catherine Cameron, and

Carrie Cameron; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances W. Capps and Lucy W. Stovall; and two brothers, Melvin D. Wrenn and Vincent Wrenn. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. All other times, they will be at the home, 180 Wrenn Road, Oxford (in the Watkins Community). Flowers are omitted. Memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, c/o Barbara Burwell, 2205 Community House Road, Oxford, N.C. 27565; or to Watkins Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Virginia Parrott, 1380 Horseshoe Bend Road, Henderson, N.C. 27537. Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Marian Bryant Blackwell of the home; two daughters, Denise M. Fisher of Delaware and Felicia Blackwell of Maryland; four sons, Dennis Emery of Arizona, Brian Blackwell of Delaware, Winston Blackwell Jr. of Maryland and Joseph Blackwell of Rocky Mount; a sister, Mary Frances Jenkins of Boston; a brother, the Rev. Winston Blackwell of Henderson; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer and Diabetic Association. The family is receiving friends at the residence.

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Alice D. Hargrove KITTRELL — Alice D. Hargrove, 57, of 390 S. Chavis Road, Lot 12, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home in Oxford.

Doris L. McCray ROUGEMONT — Doris L. McCray, 71, of 5659 Days Mill Road, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Betts and Son Funeral Home in Oxford.

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WARREN, from page one Andrews, Cindy Stegall and Yvonne Sharpes--Deputy Tax Collectors. • Karen Towns--Delinquent Tax Collector. The commissioners approved four depositories for Warren County funds: First Citizens Bank & Trust Company, Warrenton; Branch Banking & Trust Company, Warrenton; N.C. Capital Management Trust, Charlotte; and Southern Bank, Norlina. After adjourning the organizational meeting, Chairman Richardson called the regular monthly meeting to order. The commissioners appointed Zaida White to the position of Veterans Administrator at an annual salary of $35,000, to take effect Dec. 16. White, a Manson resident, is a U.S. Army veteran with more than 20 years of service. She previously served as Warren County Veterans Administrator from 2004 to 2007, leaving the position due to illness. The commissioners approved a plan to transfer responsibility for the Child Support Enforcement Office from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to Warren County, as required by the N.C. General Assembly. In their September meeting, the commissioners had designated the Warren County Department of

Social Services as the agency to have administrative oversight of the operation of the CSE Program. The plan calls for the CSE Office to remain in its current location at 307 N. Main St., Warrenton, at least for the first year of county government operation. The plan anticipates implementing the CSE Program in Warren County on July 1, 2010. The commissioners approved a request from County Manager Linda Worth to provide an additional $32,000 to make repairs to the front roofs and deck of the National Guard Armory. Cost considerations had caused this work to be deleted from the original contract to renovate the armory, but recent rains indicated that the current roofs are not adequate. Mike Kilian of Kilian Engineering, lead contractor for the project, told The Daily Dispatch that the work was essential before interior work begins. The additional funds will come from the county’s fund balance. At the request of Public Utilities Director Macon Robertson, the commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the county to enter into a contract to sell treated water to the town of Littleton at the rate of $2.56 per 1,000 gallons, the amount not to exceed 120,000 gallons per day.

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Doctor who attended JFK in Dallas has died DALLAS (AP) — Dr. Malcolm Oliver Perry II, who attended to President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, has died. He was 80. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the teaching hospital for Parkland, said Monday that Perry died Saturday in

Tyler after a battle with lung cancer. The vascular surgeon also was one of the doctors to operate on presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, who was

shot two days after Kennedy’s death by Jack Ruby. After a long career, he retired in 2000 as professor emeritus of surgery at UT Southwestern.

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The commissioners approved a contract between Warren County Senior Center and the Warren County Schools Nutrition Program to provide catering services to the Senior Center, as requested by Senior Center Director Arnetta Yancey. Prices agreed upon are $3.75 per congregate meal, $3.75 per home-delivered meal and $3.00 per cold boxed meal. The commissioners also approved a resolution establishing an Advisory Council for the Senior Center. At the request of Recreation Director Richard “Dickie” Williams, the commissioners approved a grant application to the N.C. Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to make improvements at Magnolia Ernest Recreation Park at a cost of $136,990. Warren County’s share will be $68,495, which will be included in the 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. The commissioners accepted a bid of $22,855 for tax foreclosed property at 1722 Tower Road, Norlina. The bid by Joseph Mustian of Warrenton was the highest of six bids received. The commissioners also approved the sale through a sealed-bid auction of three small plots of land that are no longer needed by the county.

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BEFORE THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION In the Matter of ) Investigation of Integrated Resource ) Planning in North Carolina – 2008 and 2009 ) NOTICE OF HEARINGS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the North Carolina Utilities Commission (Commission) has scheduled hearings in conjunction with the Commission’s review and evaluation of Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) in North Carolina. The purpose of the review and evaluation is to ensure that each regulated electric utility operating in North Carolina is developing reliable projections of the long range demands for electricity in its service area, and is developing a combination of reliable resource options for meeting the anticipated demands in a cost-effective manner. IRP is intended to identify those electric resource options which can be obtained at least cost to ratepayers in North Carolina consistent with adequate, reliable electric service. IRP considers conservation, efficiency, load management, and other demand-side programs alternatives in the selection of resource options. In addition, new rules require that electric power suppliers include their plans for meeting customer electric needs via renewable energy resources and energy efficiency programs. A public hearing for the convenience of public witnesses and solely for the purpose of taking nonexpert public witness testimony is hereby scheduled as follows: Raleigh: 7:00 p.m., on Monday, March 15, 2010, Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. During the public hearing to be held in this docket, the Commission will receive testimony from nonexpert public witnesses with respect to the most current IRPs (including renewable energy and energy efficiency plans) filed for 2009, by Carolina Power & Light Company d/b/a Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc. (PEC); Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke); Virginia Electric and Power Company d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP); North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, Piedmont EMC, Rutherford EMC, EnergyUnited EMC, and Haywood EMC. In addition, during the public hearing, the Commission will receive testimony from nonexpert public witnesses with respect to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) compliance plans filed by GreenCo Solutions, Inc. and Halifax EMC. In addition to the public hearing, the Commission has scheduled an evidentiary hearing which will be convened in Commission Hearing Room 2115 in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. for the specific purpose of considering the 2009 IRPs and REPS compliance plans filed by Duke, PEC, and DNCP. During this hearing, the Commission will receive the expert testimony from witnesses for Duke, PEC, DNCP, the Public Staff, and other intervenors.

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Anyone wishing to review the IRPs and REPS compliance plans filed by the utilities may do so either at the Commission’s website,, by selecting the Docket Information tab and entering Docket Nos. E-100, Sub 118 or E-100, Sub 124, or at the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Commission, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. Upon request, the Chief Clerk will place copies of the IRPs, compliance plans and any other documents filed in this proceeding in centrally-located public libraries where they may be copied without prohibition. Such a request may be made by writing to the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4325, by giving the name and address of the library to which the information is to be mailed. Persons desiring to send written statements to inform the Commission of their positions in the matter should address their statements to: Chief Clerk North Carolina Utilities Commission 4325 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4325 Petitions to intervene shall be filed no later than Friday, February 12, 2010, in conformity with applicable Commission rules. The Public Staff - North Carolina Utilities Commission, through its Executive Director, is required by statute to represent the using and consuming public in proceedings before the Commission. Written statements to the Public Staff should be addressed to: Robert P. Gruber, Executive Director Public Staff - North Carolina Utilities Commission 4326 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4326 The Attorney General is also authorized by statute to represent the using and consuming public in proceedings before the Commission. Statements to the Attorney General should be addressed to: The Honorable Roy Cooper Attorney General of North Carolina c/o Utilities Section 9001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-9001 ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION.

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Consumer borrowing falls for ninth straight month WASHINGTON — Americans borrowed less for a record ninth straight month in October, another sign that consumer spending will remain weak, making it harder for the economy to mount a sustained rebound. Consumer credit fell at an annual rate of $3.51 billion in October, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Economists expected a $9.3 billion decline. Demand for revolving credit, the category that includes credit cards, fell 9.3 percent, while borrowing in the category that includes auto loans rose at an annual rate of 2.6 percent. Americans are borrowing less as they try to replenish depleted investments. Many are finding it hard to get credit as banks, hit by the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, have tightened lending standards. The 2.6 percent rise in the category that includes car loans reflected a rebound in auto sales in October after they fell sharply in September. That drop followed a surge in auto sales in August as consumers rushed to take advantage of the government’s popular Cash for Clunkers incentives before it expired. While economists have worried for years about the low rate of U.S. savings, the concern is that consumers could derail the recovery if they start saving too much of their incomes. Consumer spending

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billion in September. The 9.3 percent plunge in the credit card category followed drops of 10.5 percent in September, and 10.6 percent in August. In all, credit card borrowing has fallen for a record 13 straight months. The 2.6 percent rise in the category that includes auto loans followed a 0.6 percent drop in September. According to sales results released last week, a diverse group of stores including Macy’s Inc., Saks Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Target Corp. posted sharper-thanexpected sales declines in November, translating into a rocky start for the holiday shopping season. The Fed’s credit report excludes home loans and home equity mortgages, only covering borrowing that is not secured by real estate. The previous record of seven consecutive consumer borrowing declines was set in 1943 and again in 1991.

Relations. Zikerria Bellamy claims two McDonald’s managers refused to interview her after she applied for a job. She also says one of the managers later left her a voicemail message that included a gay slur. The 17-year-old Bellamy is male but says she has

been living as a woman for about six years. A spokeswoman says McDonald’s planned to issue a statement later Monday. The New York-based Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund filed the complaint on Bellamy’s behalf.

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accounts for 70 percent of total economic activity. Consumers have been reluctant to spend in large part because the labor market has been so weak. The government reported Friday that the unemployment rate improved slightly in November, dropping to 10 percent, after hitting a 26-year high of 10.2 percent in October. Analysts, however, cautioned that they expect the jobs recovery to remain lackluster in coming months because the overall economy will be growing at rates that are too modest to support solid growth. Many analysts believe the unemployment rate will resume rising in coming months, hitting a peak of around 10.5 percent, by next summer before starting to improve. The 1.7 percent fall in overall consumer borrowing left that total at an annual rate of $2.48 trillion in October. The $3.51 billion fall in October followed a decline of $8.77




In this March 27 file photo,the Federal Reserve Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington is seen. The Federal Reserve said Monday consumers borrowed less for a record ninth straight month in October.

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Creditors: Who owns N.C. charter airline? WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Three creditors who say they are owed nearly $5 million want a bankruptcy court to determine who owns a struggling North Carolina charter airline company. The Winston-Salem Journal reports that a bankruptcy trustee

expected to be named this week will have to determine who owns Pace Airlines Inc. That has been a mystery since late October, when a Pace attorney said William Rodgers no longer owned the company. Rodgers acquired ownership in May from the estate of Hooters restaurants

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Daily Meditation For it [is] the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession. And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest [ought] of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another: According to the number of years after the jubile thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, [and] according unto the number of years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee: According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for [according] to the number [of the years] of the fruits doth he sell unto thee. Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I [am] the Lord your God. Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety. Leviticus 25:12-19

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The things we do for fame December is not even halfway over, but I already know the big story of the last 12 months: 2009 will be remembered as the year we sold our souls for fame. There was the Octomom, whose thirst for attention led her to auction her life — and her 14 children — to the cameras and the Web. There was the Balloon Boy family — so obsessed with securing a reality TV series that they faked a disaster involving their own son. There were the State-Gate Crashers, who, with cameras chronicling them right to the door, weaseled their way into a White House dinner. And we can’t begin to list all the pseudo, wanna-be and semi-celebrities who shamelessly threw themselves into the limelight, from the Gosselins to the endless stream of Michael Jackson mourners to the gyrating, guy-kissing Adam Lambert, who seems to grow in stature with each show that cancels him. Lambert, an “American Idol” runner-up, is one of Barbara Walters’ most fascinating people of the year. Really? For what?

Goodbye modesty Doesn’t matter. We’ve reached the point where the “what” is superfluous to the “wow.” So people flock to learn more about the cocktail waitress who last week claimed to have had a long affair with Tiger Woods, and while Woods is chided for his alleged infidelity, no one seems to question why this woman chose to get involved with one of Mitch the most Albom famous

married people on the planet. Does it shock you to learn she’s a minor figure on a reality TV show herself? Why isn’t the lust for a headline as decried as the lust for flesh? It’s as if fame for fame’s sake is now an accepted motivation. And this is where the world gets dangerous. Because right now, there are still some people left who remember when modesty and shame kept you from certain behaviors. Still some people Tribune Media Services

who recall when you wouldn’t endanger children, risk security or soil your family name with unflattering attention. But those people are getting gray and old. And young people today see fame as not only everything, but the only thing. So YouTube is stuffed with a million videos of people hoping to become household names. And entities like TMZ and RadarOnline, instead of being criticized for invading privacy then peddling the results, are growing in popularity with each salacious story. “American Idol” is now, incredibly, almost seen as wholesome, instead of a packaged, calculating money-making machine. And people we once respected for their accomplishments now seem hell-bent on landing a “Dancing With the Stars” appearance. Hello narcissism Once, as an experiment, I walked around a major sporting event with a camera crew. There was no purpose to the filming except to see how people reacted differently when you had a camera. I remember looking at the footage later and seeing people’s expressions change, their smiles widen, their eyes grow interested when the camera caught them.

It was like being under the water when Narcissus caught his reflection. I found it scary. And now I really find it scary. Because we’re heading towards a time when nobody shakes a head or clucks a tongue at this stuff anymore, where today’s kids are tomorrow’s adults who will never have known a world without Perez Hilton or Jon and Kate, where you wouldn’t do anything for five minutes of attention. Just as this country was once a place where working people explained unenviable jobs with “I have to feed my family,” now the thinking is “I have to feed my fame.” And that can lead you to almost anything: faking your son being trapped in a balloon, giving birth to a flock of babies you can’t take care of, or crashing the security at a presidential dinner. It’s the Story of the Year. When the Gatecrashers were exposed as posers, Michaele Salahi told the “Today Show”: “Our lives have been destroyed, everything we’ve worked for. ... For me, 44 years, just destroyed.” But she was talking into a TV camera. How’s that for irony?

Putting brakes on recidivism The Clean Up Henderson Committee continues to plug away at addressing appearance-related issues that put a blemish on the city and its neighborhoods. Last Wednesday’s meeting provided a forum for city officials to shine a light on the unfortunate circumstance of vandals destroying street signs by painting on them, stripping them from their poles and, in some cases, pulling them the signs and poles and tossing them aside. Those signs include a few stop signs, according to Linda Leyen, the city’s Public Works director. As parents, we’ve preached to our children about proceeding with caution through an intersection even when they have the right-of-way for passage. Just because there’s no stop sign at the intersection, it doesn’t mean that someone else won’t be running that stop sign intentionally or accidentally. It’s very scary to think that someone would be pulling up stop signs around town. Motorists would be wise to exercise extra caution when traveling through unfamiliar intersections. The police chief was at the meeting, and the talk at the brief session took on a more philosophical tone as he offered a law enforcement officer’s perspective on vandals, thieves and criminals in general. The biggest challenge for police, Chief Keith Sidwell told the committee, is the “recidivist.” Those are the folks who have a tendency to lapse into a previous pattern of behavior, especially a tendency to return to criminal habits. They are the people who are charged with crimes and then continue to commit crimes again and again after they have made bail, the chief said in an exchange with the Clean Up Henderson Committee chairwoman Juanita Somerville. Recidivism is a situation that his department has brought to the attention of local judges. “We are hoping to get some relief from that in the future,” he said. With the downtown of the economy cited by the committee chair as a contributor to local crime, Sidwell offered his opinion that, “If you have the ability to work, and everybody at this table does, then you should work. If you cannot, assistance is here for you.” “You do have to apply for it,” he continued, whether in reference to the assistance or to a job in general, “but coming from meager upbringings myself, it was never an excuse.” Some people simply don’t have the upbringing, education or determination to move forward. Instead, Somerville offered, they look for excuses. The chief countered that the jails are there for those folks whose excuses include criminal activity when times are tough. We think the chief is on the right track. It’s time for the revolving door for criminals to slam shut. Henderson’s surely not alone with these issues of unemployment and crime, vandalism and break-ins, but that’s no reason that we can’t solve these problems. We’re hoping, too, that the police – and law-abiding citizens – get some relief from the judicial system. To continue to tolerate this revolving door of criminal activity is like driving through an intersection without looking either way – or considering that someone may have pulled up your stop sign.

Now it’s Obama’s Afghan war Generals are notorious for fighting each new war the way they should have fought the last one. President Obama seems to have picked up that tendency as he orders a troop surge in Afghanistan, a strategy that he rejected in Iraq until it worked. Experience is the best teacher, but every war is different. As we became bogged down in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq, I was one of many critics who called for the George Aiken remedy. The late Vermont Republican senator famously suggested as early in the Vietnam War that we declare victory and bring our troops home. In Iraq, a troop surge, which then-Senator Obama opposed, turned the tide. It gave Iraq enough stability and Americans enough breathing room for our troops to begin our pullback and withdrawal, which still continues. Now Obama is employing a surge of his own in Afghanistan. I hope it works. Afghanistan is very different from Iraq. Yet Obama’s long-standing support for the Afghan war as “a war of necessity” moved him to give the war and the government of President Hamid Karzai another chance. He called for 30,000 more troops in Afghanistan before beginning a withdrawal, depending on “conditions on the ground” 18 months later. What if the Taliban simply fade back and bide their time until Obama’s deadline arrives? No problem, a high-ranking White House official said in a briefing with columnists before the speech; the top priority of the surge is

to break the Taliban’s momentum long enough to grow the Afghan military from its current strength of 92,000 to as many as 260,000. If the Taliban take a break, so much the better. Obama could have taken the Aiken route, declared victory in Afghanistan based on our rout of al-Qaida and begun an immediate withdrawal. Instead, he is making the war his own at a time when public opinion, especially among his fellow Democrats, has soured on it. They have good Clarence reasons: The war’s Page original purpose of chasing Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 attacks has faded. Al-Qaida’s leaders fled, apparently to neighboring Pakistan, where our CIA has been picking them off with high-flying robot Predator drones. The Karzai government is infested with corruption. While the U.S. was focused on Iraq, the Taliban have reemerged to pose a possible threat to the Kabul government, which has little control of its own nation outside the capital city of Kabul. And, back home, Americans feel more pressing matters such as jobs, the economy, deficits and the health care debate. Obama took all that into Tribune Media Services

account in a notably sober, yet internally conflicted Afghanistan policy speech at West Point. This is still a war in which “the common security of the world” is “at stake,” he said. Yet, he also said, if it’s not working in 18 months we’re going to start packing up to go home. In classic Obama fashion, he tried to include everybody’s views. The result was one of the least stirring speeches with which any commander-in-chief has sent troops to war. Still his surge could work, which would be a blessing. AlQaida must be denied a safe haven that the Taliban might restore if they topple Karzai’s shaky government. The same is true of Pakistan next door, which also poses a potential nuclear threat. Obama’s deadline sends a signal to Afghans that we don’t plan to stay long, which tends to be OK with them after fending off centuries of imperial invaders. A deadline also puts Karzai, who won reelection amid widespread vote fraud, on notice to clean up his act and his government. Nothing concentrates the mind like a firm deadline, especially with the prospect of being hanged in a Taliban takeover. Whether this surge works or not, America’s larger war against al-Qaida-style terrorism is being fought less like Gen. George Patton than James Bond. Beefed-up human intelligence collection has resulted in Predator strikes that have killed at least a dozen al-Qaida leaders in recent months, the Pentagon says. Obama’s Afghan surge

includes an expanded CIA drone program in Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas, the New York Times reports, to target hideouts of Afghan Taliban leaders. Like his surge, Obama’s secret war on terror, including drones, has stirred protests on his left for taking out civilian casualties. On that sad score, at least drones are preferable to, say, B-52 bombers. A smart “war against terror” is fundamentally a big international police action against ideologically driven criminals. Before we deploy our military, we need to employ science and good detective work. When the enemy is always looking for new weapons, so must we. (E-mail Clarence Page at, or write to him c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207.)

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On this date: In 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the Catholic dogma of the Immaculate Conception, which holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was free of original sin from the moment of her own conception. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln announced his plan for the reconstruction of the South. In 1949, the Chinese Nationalist government moved from the Chinese mainland to Formosa as the Communists pressed their attacks. In 1978, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir died in Jerusalem at age 80. In 1980, rock star John Lennon was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by Mark David Chapman, an apparently deranged fan. In 1982, a man demanding an end to nuclear weapons held the Washington Monument hostage, threatening to blow it up with explosives he claimed were inside a van. (After a 10-hour standoff, Norman D. Mayer was shot dead by police; it turned out there were no explosives.) Ten years ago: A Memphis, Tenn., jury hearing a lawsuit filed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s family found that the civil rights leader had been the victim of a vast murder

One year ago: In a startling about-face, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal he would confess to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks; four other men also abandoned their defenses. (The Obama administration has since decided to try the defendants in federal civilian court.) Today’s Birthdays: Actor-director Maximilian Schell is 79. Actor James MacArthur is 72. Flutist James Galway is 70. Singer Jerry Butler is 70. Pop musician Bobby Elliott (The Hollies) is 68. Actress Mary Woronov is 66. Actor John Rubinstein is 63. Rock singermusician Gregg Allman is 62. Reggae singer Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals) is 61. Actress Kim Basinger is 56. Rock musician Warren Cuccurullo is 53. Rock musician Phil Collen (Def Leppard) is 52. Country singer Marty Raybon is 50. Rock musician Marty Friedman is 47. Actor Wendell Pierce is 46. Actress Teri Hatcher is 45. Rapper Bushwick Bill (The Geto Boys) is 43. Singer Sinead O’Connor is 43. Actor Matthew Laborteaux is 43. Rock musician Ryan Newell (Sister Hazel) is 37. Actor Dominic Monaghan is 33. Actor Ian Somerhalder is 31. Rock singer Ingrid Michaelson is 30.








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Today’s Highlight: On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Five years ago: The Senate completed congressional approval of the biggest overhaul of U.S. intelligence in a half-century, voting 89-2 to send the measure to President George W. Bush, who signed it nine days later.



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settle down. In my eyes, Phil DEAR ABBY: I have a good friend whose husband is is that special person. I feel isolating her from family and cheated that because of his friends. He’s a counselor, and failed marriages my hopes he uses his training as a psy- and dreams don’t matter. Phil loves me and is good chologist to convince her that to me, but I have mixed none of her friends are to be emotions. I feel that having trusted. He twists anything shared an exclusive relationwe do or say to keep her at a ship for two years and the distance from us. fact that we are now buying He tells her she’s a hora house together means we rible mother and a terrible should be married. Must I person in general, and she accept the relationship we believes him. I think she has have? — DREAM LOVER been brainwashed. IN MINNESOTA He also hits on other DEAR DREAM LOVER: women regularly, myself No. What you must accept is included. that your dream and Phil’s When I are not the same. You yearn tried to tell for commitment, which from my friend his track record it appears what he Phil has trouble with. did, she If marriage is what you refused to really want, you’re betting on believe me the wrong horse, and before because investing in something as he already expensive as a home, I urge told her Dear you to discuss this signifihis version cant financial commitment of the story Abby with an attorney to ensure and made Universal Press that your interests are fully it look like Syndicate protected. it was my fault. DEAR ABBY: Our son Is there any way to help lived with his girlfriend for a woman who is being held several years. They had a mentally captive by her husband? — DISTRAUGHT beautiful daughter together but split up a year and a half FRIEND later. His ex-girlfriend now DEAR DISTRAUGHT: One way to begin would be to lives with another man, and they have a new baby girl. approach her as a group and They’ll probably get married. tell her you are all concerned Our granddaughter is and that you care about her. now 5 and we pick her up, Tell her often that you are take her places and do things there for her and always will be, and that you know she’s a with her. We also buy her the terrific person and a wonder- usual gifts for her birthday and holidays. We travel ful, caring parent. Point out frequently and bring her that only two people in the souvenirs from our travels. world think otherwise, and Now that she has a baby that’s her husband and her. And repeat that you’re afraid sister, are we obligated to do the same for her? Or she’s being verbally and should we continue doing emotionally abused until she for our granddaughter only? finally hears you. What is the proper thing here? — HELP NEEDED IN DEAR ABBY: I’m a ALABAMA 43-year-old woman who has DEAR HELP NEEDED: never been married. My boyPut yourself in the position friend, “Phil”— with whom I of the younger sister and share a wonderful relationimagine how she will feel ship — has been divorced when she’s older and she’s three times and has made left behind or forgotten. If it clear he does not want to you exclude her completely, marry again. fill it will cause guarantee We’re in the process of client Iwill resentment and division buying a home together, and between the girls, so open I cannot let go of the hope that one day we’ll live in it as your heart. Be inclusive and generous — not only for her husband and wife. It has alsake, but also for your grandways been my dream to find daughter’s. that one “right” person and


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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vance options site, applies for grant for farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

A proposed area farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market became more of a possibility Monday night during open and closed sessions by Vance Commissioners. During their regular meeting, they approved a $750,000 grant application for funds to create the market. Later, after emerging from a closed session, the board members reconvened in public, and voted to obtain a six-month option to buy a prospective site for the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This could be a great boon for this community,â&#x20AC;? said Commissioner Danny Wright. As spelled out by Commissioner Dan Brummitt, three of four acres on

Norlina Road â&#x20AC;&#x201D; near its intersection with Bickett Road â&#x20AC;&#x201D; could be bought from Red Bird, a limited liability company, for $350,000. Under an agreement, the company would donate the fourth acre to the County for the market site. Brummitt explained that the purchase wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go through if the grant effort failed. Present during the closed session were Chairman Sam Watkins of the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission, and James â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimâ&#x20AC;? R. Hinkle, the Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new interim economic development director. The document needed to apply for the $750,00 grant had already been submitted to the North

Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund by last Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadline. There was an understanding that an accompanying resolution would be presented for adoption by the Commissioners on Monday night and would be forwarded today. On Oct. 5, the Board of Commissioners OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d a task force to proceed with project planning, identifying potential sites and seeking grants. During a meeting of the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Planning & Environmental Committee on Sept. 24, Pete Burgess of the Vance County Farm Bureau estimated that a suitable building for a local farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market would cost $400,000.

Vance Fire Chief Harold Henrich got the go-ahead from County Commissioners Monday night to relocate one Emergency Medical Service unit to the Bearpond Volunteer Fire Department. The action is based on a six-months trial period. According to Henrich, it will be the beginning of redistributing EMS units throughout the County. His proposal was given a tentative nod Thursday by the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Public Safety Committee. It is designed to

decrease response times in delivering Advanced Life Support intervention to Bearpond, Watkins, Kittrell and Epsom. The committee includes Chairman Dan Brummitt, Scott Hughes and Tim Pegram. By July of 2010, Henrich hopes to relocate an EMS unit to somewhere in the northern part of the County. He said it would be centrally located between the main station on Bickett Street and Townsville. In other business Monday night, the full board went along with the Public Safety Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recom-

Community Watch Association proposed by Vance commissioners By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

A Henderson-Vance Community Watch Association was proposed Monday night in a resolution approved by the Board of Commissioners. The document â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which the board hoped would be matched by one from the City Council â&#x20AC;&#x201D; urged the first meeting to be conducted in January. The Commissioners encouraged â&#x20AC;&#x153;the leadership of existing and future Commu-

nity Watch programs in the City and Countyâ&#x20AC;? to form the association. The resolution passed Monday night stated that assistance would come from Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers â&#x20AC;&#x153;with the purpose of sharing ideas and strategies, receiving training, promoting program expansion, and providing mutual support.â&#x20AC;? The seven active Community Watch programs in Vance are Ruin Creek Road, Spring Valley, West Hills/ West Creek/158 Bypass,

Kittrell, Watkins, Hunt Stone and Cobble Stone. Through the resolution, the commissioners designated 2010 as the Year of Community Watch in Vance. They also agreed to provide reasonable financial resources for necessary and appropriate materials and strongly encouraged citizens, businesses, churches, schools and others to become actively involved in CommunityWatch Contact the writer at

WRIGHT, from page one Wright said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give it my best shot coming down the stretch. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any agenda.â&#x20AC;? Last Friday, Wright had confirmed the rumor that he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run again.

The 65-year-old public accountant said he plans to spend more time with his grandchildren. Afterwards on Monday night, the board members unanimously re-elected Ed-

die Wright vice-chairman. His nomination had been made by Brummitt and seconded by Hughes. Contact the writer at


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Manie Currin in documents is saying she plans to restore her residence at 203 Main St. in Oxford, but must receive approval from the Historic Preservation Commission. Mayor Al Woodlief has called the residence the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Munster House.â&#x20AC;?

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preservation commissioners, City Planning Director Cheryl Hart told the newspaper in an e-mail. Currinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home has at times been a subject of talk by local officials. Contact the writer at awheMayor Al Woodlief in late 2006 told this reporter that one of his priorities for 2007 was to select a beautification panel to come up with ways to clamp down on irresponsible property owners. And Woodlief added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have some mendation to spend about people to holler.â&#x20AC;? $43,000 for a new backup Woodlief was referpower system for the 911 ring to Currin being one Center. of them. Currin declined Brian Short, director comment when offered the of Emergency Operations opportunity at the time by for the County, told the this reporter, except to say, committee Thursday that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let him (Woodlief) have the cost of replacing the 10-year-old battery system his fun.â&#x20AC;? Woodlief had even been will be paid with 911 surdescribing the Currin charge money. residence as resembling â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our power requirethe â&#x20AC;&#x153;Munster House,â&#x20AC;? a ments have probably derogatory reference to the doubled over the last 10 1960s television sit-com years,â&#x20AC;? Short said Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, the current sys- that starred Fred Gwynne tem is being overloaded. It and humorously depicted the life of a family of horror is used 24/7.â&#x20AC;? movie monsters who beContact the writer at

EMS unit at Bearpond VFD, new 911 backup power system OKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

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lieved they were normal. The City Commission in September did pass a demolition by neglect ordinance, which gives the city the power to act against delinquent property owners in the College Street and Main Street historic districts. Currinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence is at the edge of a vibrant central business district and a cluster of stately mansions and additionally is across from a Richard H. Thornton Library undergoing renovation. The history of the residence dates back to 1889, when Thomas White Jr. paid $3,819 to Durham builder W.C. Bain to do the construction, according to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heritage and Homesteads,â&#x20AC;? which is the official architectural book about Granville County. White died before the close of the 19th Century and the house was purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Edmund White and Ida White, none of whom were related to Thomas White Jr., the book said. The home remained in the family of

Edmund White and Ida White until 1977, the book said. And the book said the home has since been Currinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence. Regarding Oxford Baptist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request of the Historic Preservation Commission for a columbarium, the plan is for a pre-cast concrete structure covered in brick, to be in keeping with the existing church property. The columbarium will be between the huge sanctuary, which dates back to 1928, and the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education wing. The education wing, built in 1913, originally was the Post Office and remained in that location until the present one was opened across Main in the latter years of Lyndon Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presidency. The church dedicated the education wing in 1970. The Historic Preservation Commission meets in the first floor training room of City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St. Contact the writer at bwest@

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H H H H H Granville health system is honored to again receive a five-star rating of excellence for quality outcomes in total hip replacement for 2010. HealthGradesÂŽ, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading independent health care ratings organization, issued this rating based on the outstanding past and present performance of Granville Health Systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hip replacement procedures. Granville Health System was again the only health care facility to receive this honor in our surrounding area, including Oxford, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Smithfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a physician, I understand the Granville health system importance for my patients to have a would like to thank pain-free lifestyle. When we replace a the orthopaedic patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hip, we think of that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life being improved...with a new freedom, surgeons that made 8th. free of the pain theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lived with,â&#x20AC;? said this rating possible: Dr. Steven Winters, Orthopaedic Surgeon. dr. steven Winters 9th. Granville Health System is committed to 10th. delivering quality health care to the community it serves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m honored 11th. that GHS is rated among the best in the Nation for total hip replacement 12th. outcomes. It is truly gratifying to know GHS is recognized for 13th quality Orthopaedic services, but seeing our patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14th. quality-of-life improve means the most to me,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Ralph Liebelt, Orthopaedic Surgeon.

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Finally, a road win Canes edge Pittsburgh, 3-2

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London named new UVA football coach HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mike London said all the right things in accepting the job to rebuild Virginia's football program, talking of how high academic standards shouldn't rule out success AP Photo/Steve Helber on the field and the importance of building deep and New University of Virginia head football coach Mike London speaks during a news conference with Athletic Director Craig personal relationships. The latter will be espeLittlepage, right, in Charlottesville, Va. Monday.

cially true as it relates to high schools and recruiting. "I think we have to recapture the state of Virginia," the former Richmond coach said Monday. He succeeds his former boss, Al Groh, who was fired last Sunday after nine seasons and a 1-8 record against Virginia Tech, the dominant team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. London agreed to a

five-year contract that will pay him $1.7 million per year to take over a team coming off a 3-9 record, its worst since 1982. It has had three losing seasons in the last four and fallen behind the rival Hokies in the minds of many in-state recruits. London, widely respected as a recruiter, said he intends to build a network that reaches not only into high schools, but into the

Flight of the Irish

The Packers were driving on their first possession of the second half when Driver caught a pass in Ravens territory and fumbled as he turned to run upfield. Former Packers defensive back Frank Walker recovered, giving the ball back to

Wondering just how much North Carolina’s loss to Kentucky this weekend, or Duke’s win over St. Johns, mean in the overall cosmos of college basketball? Well, about the same as the Heels’ win over Michigan State and the Blue Devils’ loss to Wisconsin a few days earlier. In other words, not very much. While it’s tempting to make judgments about Carolina and Duke based on the early season results, the reality is this: wins and losses in December tell us very little about wins and losses in March. You don’t need to look very far for a reminder about expectations and these early season games. The Blue Devils of 2006-2007 started 13-1 before finishMike ing 22-11, the Sosna school’s worst Dispatch ACC Columnist record in 11 years. That’s not to say these games don’t impact upon a team’s performance down the stretch. These marquee matchups are great preparation for the squads, as well as fun for the fans. They’re just not as important as the ESPNs of the world would like us to believe for teams like Duke and Carolina, who don’t really have to worry about how strength of schedule will affect their placement on Selection Sunday. One doesn’t need a degree in bracketology to know that Roy Williams’ young Tar Heels will be better in March than they are right now. While the game against the Spartans in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge was promoted as a replay of last year’s championship, Carolina hardly looked like the same team that took the floor in Detroit. Deon Thompson is the only returning starter from that squad and Marcus Ginyard is the only other senior who will get significant minutes on this year’s team. But the success of North Carolina this season will depend more on sophomores Ed Davis and Larry Drew II than on Thompson and Ginyard. Davis led the Heels with 22 points against the Spartans, while Drew added 18 and 6 assists. When these two don’t play well — see Saturday’s 68-

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The Project Lift Weightlifting Team poses with their awards at the 100 Percent Raw World Bench Press Championships, held in Norfolk, Va. The team took the overall team title and Youth Weightlifting title, as well as posting six Raw World Records.

Flexing their muscles

Local youth weightlifting team has powerful showing at Va. event From STAFF REPORTS

Henderson’s Project Lift Weightlifting Team — comprised of area youth from five years of age to 15 — had an impressive showing at the 2009 100 Percent Raw World Bench Press Championships in Norfolk, Va. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Project Lift won the overall team title and the Youth Weightlifting team title. The Project Lift team members posted a total of six 100 Percent Raw world records. Several states and foreign countries were represented at the meet, which featured adult, teen and youth lifters — over 150 in all. The event was held at the Norfolk Plaza Hotel. “I don’t know what it was, but

we hit it right or something,” said Project Lift coach William Hawkins. Project Lift is in its 12th year of existence. Hawkins said he expected his young, new team to take second or third in the event. “I didn’t really expect them to do as well as they did,” said Hawkins. “The kids really performed above what they had performed in the gym.” Hawkins said Project Lift has been to several 100 Percent Raw events. They have been to the Junior Olympics, sponsored by the Amateur Athletic Union, three times. Hawkins said that the team’s performance in Virginia earned them an invitation to the 2010 AAU National Bench Press Championships, to be held in

February in Richmond, Va. “They did an outstanding job and were very well-coached and had great discipline and behavior while at this competition,” 100 Percent Raw President Paul Bossi said of Project Lift. “I am very impressed with the talent level of this team, and how the coaches and lifters conducted themselves. They were a real class act and I tip my hat to all of them.” Coaching the team, along with Hawkins, are Harold Davis, Darnell Lewis, Wanda Burwell, Lewis Brodie, Jeannette Bell, Bennie Pearson and Bobby Jones. Kayla Hawkins and Taliyah Jones are team trainers. Hawkins said that training for Please see PROJECT LIFT, page 2B

Rodgers’ three TDs lead Pack past Ravens By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The standings say the Green Bay Packers are in good shape for the playoffs. But Monday night’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens showed they still have some work to do to be taken seriously once they get there. Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, including two to tight end Jermichael Finley, and the Packers beat the Ravens 27-14 in a penalty-filled game Monday night. It was the fourth straight win for the Packers (8-4), solidifying their spot in the NFC wild-card race. But it certainly wasn’t pretty. The teams committed 23 penalties for 310 yards, tying for the second-highest yardage total in an NFL game. The Ravens (6-6) struggled in coverage without star safety Ed Reed, who sat out with hip and ankle injuries.

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Don’t make much of early Duke, UNC losses

Notre Dame’s Clausen, Tate to enter draft SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Quarterback Jimmy Clausen and his favorite receiver, Golden Tate, will bypass their senior seasons at Notre Dame and enter the NFL draft. The school announced the players' decisions Monday before a new conference was held on campus. They made their decisions after talking to fired Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis on Friday. "Growing up Clausen as a kid, one of my lifelong dreams has been to play in the NFL and with that being said, with the support of my family and coaches I will be forgoing my senior year and entering the 2010 NFL draft," Clausen Tate said in a release handed out by the school before his news conference. Tate, of Hendersonville, Tenn., said the decision was hard for him, saying he had made a lot of great friends playing both football and baseball at Notre Dame. "But after talking with my

surrounding communities because, he said, "people don't care about how much you know until they know about how much you care." He also had a message for high school coaches, particularly in the state: "If Virginia hasn't been there, we'll be there," he said. That change will be well-received in living

Baltimore was called for five pass interference penalties, the most by a team in a single game since the New York Giants in 2001. The Packers were flagged four times for pass interference. Rodgers was 26 of 40 for 263 yards with two interceptions, only his sixth and seventh of the season. While Reed’s replacement, Tom Zbikowski, came up with one of the interceptions, the Ravens struggled in coverage. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco was 15 of 36 for 137 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. The Packers sacked him three times. The win is a continuation of a significant momentum swing for the Packers, who were 4-4 after looking bad in back-to-back losses to Minnesota and Tampa Bay in early November but haven’t lost since. They’ve worked out some of their pass protection problems — Rodgers was sacked only once Monday night — and their defense appears to be getting more comfortable in

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Green Bay’s Jermichael Finley catches a touchdown pass with Baltimore’s Tom Zbikowski defending during the first half of Monday’s game in Green Bay, Wis. the 3-4 scheme installed by defensive coordinator Dom Capers in the offseason. Leading 17-0 at halftime and seemingly cruising, the Packers suddenly found themselves scrambling after a pair of turnovers, both involving Donald Driver, allowed Baltimore to get back in the game.



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Two-minute drill Duke freshman’s sister killed in car crash Local Sports Dinner, jewelry bazaar to help NVHS softball A Christmas dinner and jewelry bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Kerr Lake Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Northern Vance softball field. Tickets for the dinner may be obtained by contacting the NVHS front office (492-6041), but entrance to the jewelry bazaar is free to the public. Patrons can choose between a prime rib or halfchicken dinner with all the trimmings, including dessert and drink. Cost for the prime rib is $25 per person, and the chicken is $20. Live entertainment will be provided with a holiday atmosphere. Reservation times for dinner may be 5, 6 or 7 p.m. The bazaar will be open from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Customers can purchase samples off the floor and gift wrapping will be available.

College Football McCoy, Tebow among five Heisman finalists NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy are headed back to the Heisman Trophy presentation as finalists, along with running backs Mark Ingram and Toby Gerhart and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Tebow is trying to become the second two-time Heisman winner. The Florida quarterback won the award in 2007 and finished third last season. McCoy was the runner-up last season to Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford and has led No. 2 Texas to the BCS national championship game this season. Ingram has rushed for 1,542 yards and scored 15 touchdowns for No. 1 Alabama. Stanford’s Gerhart, meanwhile, has run for more yards — 1,736 — than any player in the nation. Nebraska’s Suh had 4 1/2 sacks in an attentiongrabbing performance against Texas in the Big 12 title game.

Gator Bowl, Bowden’s finale, sells out in two hours JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Bowden’s final game will take place in a packed house. The Gator Bowl said Monday that it sold every ticket for the New Year’s Day game in record time, less than two hours. The bowl said all 77,474 tickets have been sold, with an allotment going to each school. Gator Bowl chairman Dan Murphy says “the interest in this game has been overwhelming and has surpassed all expectations.” Florida State (6-6) will play Bowden’s former team, No. 18 West Virginia (9-3), in hopes of avoiding the program’s first losing season since 1976. Bowden announced last week that the bowl game would be his last. The Gator Bowl passed up Clemson, Miami and Boston College to select the Seminoles and give Bowden an alluring matchup in his finale.

Buffalo allows Kansas to interview Gill BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The University at Buffalo has granted Kansas permission to interview Turner Gill for their vacant coaching position. In confirming permission had been granted on Monday, Buffalo spokesman Paul Vecchio said the school did not know whether the two parties had spoken. Citing a source, The Buffalo News reported that Gill met with Kansas officials in New York City on Sunday. Kansas is searching for a new coach after Mark Mangino resigned Thursday. Gill is a former star quarterback at Nebraska and very familiar with the Big 12 Conference. As a firsttime head coach, Gill has gone 20-30 in four seasons at Buffalo, and led the Bulls to their first Mid-American Conference title in 2008.

Local Preps Tuesday, Dec. 8 Basketball-Boys n Community Christian at Norlina Christian 7 p.m. n Kerr-Vance at Carolina Friends 7 p.m. n Warren County at Northern Vance 7:30 p.m. n Person County at J.F. Webb 7:30 p.m. n Wayne Christian at Crossroads Christian 7:30 p.m. Basketball-Girls

n Community Christian at

Norlina Christian 5:30 p.m.

n Kerr-Vance at Carolina

Friends 5:30 p.m.

n Warren County at Northern

Vance 6 p.m.

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PITTSBURGH — Manny Legace stopped 30 shots, Ray Whitney had the decisive goal and an assist and the Carolina Hurricanes won on the road for the first time this season by holding off the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Monday night. Eric Staal and Joni Pitkanen each had two assists and Andrew Alberts and Jussi Jokinen also scored as Carolina ended its 13game road losing streak (0-10-3). The Hurricanes finally played the way they wanted to during the Eastern Conference finals last spring, when Pittsburgh won the first two at home and then finished off the sweep on the road before Carolina found its game or the speed to match Pittsburgh’s star forwards. Despite being without top goalie Cam Ward, the Hurricanes opened a 3-0 lead early in the second, held off Pittsburgh’s flurry later in that period and never let the Penguins take control in the third, when Pittsburgh hurt itself

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Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin battles with Carolina’s Tom Kostopoulos and Chad LaRose during the second period of Monday’s game in Pittsburgh. by taking two penalties. Sidney Crosby and Mike Rupp scored less than a minute apart in the second, but the Penguins couldn’t do any other damage against Legace, who turned aside Crosby and Jordan Staal during the final 10 seconds to preserve only the second victory in seven games for Carolina. Legace is 4-0 in his

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey are the newest members of baseball’s Hall of Fame. The Veterans Committee announced the voting results Monday. They will be

enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 25. Herzog managed in the majors from 1973-90, and won the 1982 World Series and three NL pennants with the St. Louis Cardinals. He became the 19th manager to make the hall. “I think he was one of the guys who started manag-

roads Christian 4 p.m.

Philadelphia SOCCER 2:30 p.m. n FSN — UEFA Champions League, Olympique De Marseille vs. Real Madrid 8 p.m. n FSN — UEFA Champions League, Wolfburg vs. Manchester United (same-day tape)

career against Pittsburgh, which lost its second in a row at home after winning five straight. The Hurricanes, the NHL’s worst team by far with a 7-17-5 record and 19 points, came out with some early jump to seize the 3-0 lead against Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 18 saves. Alberts skated in from

the right skate and, faking a pass, slid a shot along the goal line that Fleury couldn’t stop 4:45 into the game for his first of the season. Jokinen, scoring his seventh, slipped between two defenders about seven minutes later to beat Fleury under the crossbar on a power play created by Evgeni Malkin’s holding penalty. Whitney got what proved to be the gamewinning goal 2:26 into the second, taking Pitkanen’s pass in the left circle and snapping a shot past Fleury for his eighth. The Penguins, 10-5-1 at home, got back into the game by outshooting the Hurricanes 15-4 in the second. Crosby, back in the lineup after missing a 2-1 overtime loss to Chicago on Saturday with a sore groin, scored his 20th and eighth in four games by racing to Bill Guerin’s chip pass into the left circle and putting a backhander past Legace six minutes into the period. Rupp made it 3-2 at 6:49 with a wrist shot from the left circle that went between Legace’s pads.

ers looking at doing more creative things,” said Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith, one of Herzog’s star players. Smith was on the 16-member panel that elected Herzog. Candidates needed 12 votes to make it, and Herzog got 14. The 78-year-old Herzog missed

by one vote in the 2007 Harvey umpired in the National League for 31 seasons before retiring in 1992. He worked five World Series. The 79-year-old Harvey also missed by one vote two years ago. He was picked on 15 of 16 ballots this time, and became the ninth umpire in the Hall.

backer Jarret Johnson, giving the ball back to Baltimore at the Green Bay 42. Flacco went deep, drawing pass interference on Packers cornerback Tramon Williams. Willis McGahee scored on a 1-yard touchdown run two plays later, cutting the lead to 17-14 in the third quarter.

The Packers drove to the Baltimore 17 thanks in large part to a 15-yard face mask penalty by Ray Lewis on Greg Jennings, but the Packers were pushed back by a holding penalty on right tackle Mark Tauscher and the Packers had to settle for a field goal — but Mason Crosby missed from 38 yards.

first in the 105 lbs. class, benching 82 lbs. Markshawn Davis took first at the 114 level with a bench of 93 pounds. Ty-travon Roberts won his 123 lbs. class, pressing 82 pounds. William Douglas topped the 165 lbs. class with a bench press of 100 lbs. despite having a broken

hand in a cast. Donte Richards’ won the 220 lbs., 12-13 age group with a 110 lbs. mark. Sherri Jones took second in the 14-15, 198 lbs.-plus youth girls division with a 93 lbs. bench. Taking first in that division was Aleshia Jones with a 132 lbs. bench press.

PACKERS, from page 1B the Ravens at their own 29. Flacco drove the Ravens to the Green Bay 12, where he faced thirdand-7. Given a free play after defensive lineman Johnny Jolly jumped offside, Flacco found Kelley Washington in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown. Washington tried to do a “Lambeau

leap,” but fans pushed him out of the stands. The play was upheld on a replay review, cutting the Packers’ lead to 17-7. After the Packers nearly fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Rodgers watched as his first pass of the next possession bounced off Driver’s leg and into the arms of line-

bench meets usually requires regimented training two days a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. The kids are divided into four groups by way of age and size. “All of our coaches are certified trainers,” noted Hawkins. Lifting in the 66 lbs. class at the Virginia event were five Project Lift competitors. William Hawkins IV (age 5-under) benched 25 lbs. to win first place and set a new world record. Jaylin Reed, in the age 5-6 group, recorded a world record bench press of 33 lbs. Micah Wilson took first in the 8-9 age group with a world record lift of 66 lbs. Xavier Nichols, also in the 8-9 group, benched 66 lbs. for a second place finish.

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Andre, and his stepmother Pamela Dawkins, whom Dawkins lists as his mother in Duke’s media guide. In addition to Dawkins’ older sister, he has three younger siblings: brothers Caleb and Jalon and sister Naomi. Dawkins came off the bench and played 21 minutes against St. John’s, scoring two points. Through Duke’s first eight games, Dawkins is averaging 9.9 points per game and has hit 51.3 percent of his 3-pointers. Duke students currently are taking fall semester exams, and the Blue Devils’ next game is Dec. 15 against Gardner-Webb.

Herzog, Harvey elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Kerr-Vance at Carolina Friends 4 p.m. n Warren County at Northern Vance 4:30 p.m. n Person County at J.F. Webb 4:30 p.m. n Wayne Christian at Crossroads Christian 5 p.m. n Wayne Christian at Cross-

statement released by the school. “Andre is a terrific young man, and his family is very important to him. Our thoughts and prayers go out the entire Dawkins family during this trying time.” Dawkins has returned home to deal with the tragedy, according Duke associate sports information director Matt Plizga. Dawkins is from the Tidewater region of Virginia. He graduated a year ahead of schedule from Atlantic Shores Christian School in Chesapeake, Va., in order to enroll at Duke. Dawkins was raised by his father, also named

Hurricanes finally win on road, beat Penguins 3-2

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Lacey Dawkins, the older sister of Duke freshman basketball player Andre Dawkins, died in an automobile accident Saturday in West Virginia on her way to see her brother play. The siblings’ biological mother, Tamara Hill, was injured in the accident. Hill’s condition was not made available. The two were on their way from Columbus, Ohio, where Lacey Dawkins lived, to see Dawkins and the Blue Devils play St. John’s on Saturday afternoon. Lacey Dawkins was 21 years old.

According to WVNSTV in West Virginia, the accident occurred on Interstate 77 in the town of Pax, about 15 miles north of Beckley and about 250 miles northwest of Durham. The accident involved three other vehicles. The television station reported that rescue personnel had to use the Jaws of Life to get Dawkins and Hill out of the vehicle and that at least two passengers from the other vehicles were transported to area hospitals. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andre’s sister, Lacey,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a

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Tuesday, Dec. 8 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. n ESPN — Butler vs. Georgetown, at New York 9 p.m. n ESPN — Indiana vs. Pittsburgh, at New York


First place was determined by body weight between Wilson and Nichols. Placing third in the 8-9 division was Demontre Southerland with a 55 lbs. bench. Desmond Mills, lifting in the 8-9 age group, benched 66 lbs. for first place and a world record. Zion Copeland took the top spot in the 10-11 age group with his 66 lbs. bench press. Brianna Bobbitt set a world record in the 8-9 youth girls division, bench pressing 55 lbs. Niki Wilkerson’s bench press of 66 lbs. at the 12-13 age, 114 lbs. division was good enough for first. At the 12-13 age, 132 lbs. youth girls class, Tiarra Small set a world record with a 93 lbs. bench. Trenell Williams was

Winning Tickets RALEIGH — These numbers were drawn Monday by the North Carolina Lottery: Early Pick 3: 6-0-0 Late Pick 3: 1-4-8 Pick 4: 7-1-7-7 Cash 5: 33-32-13-7-3

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NFL reviewing foul by Cowboys’ Flozell Adams By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer

IRVING, Texas — The NFL is reviewing a play on which Cowboys tackle Flozell Adams shoved New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck in the back. It could result in another fine for Adams or even a suspension. “Any altercation of that nature is reviewed for discipline,” NFL spokesman Randall Liu confirmed Monday. While such reviews may be routine, Adams has a history of run-ins with New York, including Week 2 this season when Tuck injured his shoulder after being tripped by Adams. The NFL fined Adams $12,500 for two plays in that game, and he was also fined for incidents in the games immediately before and after

that. Video clearly shows Adams shoving Tuck in the back at the end of the first half in New York’s 31-24 victory Sunday. There was then a small melee between players from both teams on the New York sideline, and Adams was given a personal foul penalty though no yardage was marked off against Dallas at the start of the second half. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he had spoken with NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira about the play. “He’s already reviewed it with his staff, and they are in the process of discussing it. There was no option given to us (to accept a penalty). To say the penalty was declined gives the wrong impression,” Coughlin said. “‘That specific aspect of the

rule has to be addressed. ... There was no eviction, no penalty, nothing.” Coughlin said he was told there wasn’t any option because the penalty happened after the whistle had been blown, after a Giants player in the end zone fielded a missed field goal attempt and stepped out of bounds to end the half. Adams, the Pro Bowl tackle who is also part of the kicking unit, pushed Tuck near the sideline at the end of that play. Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said Monday he didn’t know all of the circumstances of what happened. “I’m sure the league will take care of whatever they need to take care of, as we do ourselves,” Phillips said, without elaborating. “I talked to Flozell (at halftime) and I asked him

what happened. He told me what happened. We went from there.” Phillips refused to say what Adams told him. Adams was not in the locker room Monday when it was open to reporters. Adams was fined $7,500 by the NFL after kicking at Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers in Week 3. He was docked $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the opener at Tampa Bay before the first incidents with the Giants. When asked if Adams should be suspended considering his history, Coughlin said that wasn’t for him to decide. “I think there is no place in our game for the act he took,” Coughlin said. “To not have some kind of immediate officiating response — that’s just the way the rule is — is not right.”

this year with four interceptions. He averaged 310 yards a game passing. No one would have expected Tate to even consider leaving early during his freshman season. He could hardly get on the field because he was a tailback in high school and needed to learn how to run pass routes. He only had six catches for 131 yards that season. He began showing progress last season, leading the Irish in all-purpose yards with 1,754. He caught 58 passes for 1,080 yards, an average of 18.9 yards a

catch. But he flourished this past season, becoming a more well-rounded receiver and repeatedly making highlight-reel catches. Tate was even talked about as a possible Heisman Trophy contender until the Irish lost their last four games. The 5-11, 195-pound junior had 93 catches for 1,496 yards with 15 receiving TDs and two rushing TDs and a punt return for a touchdown. He finished third in the nation in receiving yards per game (124.67) and seventh catches per game (7.75).

that — and bigger under the basket. Because its big men will not pressure the ball defensively, Duke will be more of a half-court defensive team than in years past. So far, the shooters are not scoring with the consistency Coach K would like. Saturday, Singler, Scheyer and Smith were 15 of 43 (35 percent) from the floor. “Our perimeter hasn’t hit its groove yet offensively as far as shooting,” Krzyzewski said. Against the Johnnies, the young inside players, brothers Mason and Miles Plumlee, did not play well enough to earn double-figure minutes, and freshman Andre Dawkins — who made three consecutive treys against Wisconsin

— was 0 for three from 3-point land. Obviously, Duke will need better play and more consistency to challenge in March. But then, that’s what these games of December are all about.

DRAFT, from page 1B family and coach Weis, I am going to pursue my dream and enter next year’s NFL draft,” he said. Clausen, who is from Westlake Village, Calif., arrived at Notre Dame in 2007 as the most-hyped Notre Dame quarterback since Ron Powlus arrived in 1993. Clausen announced his decision at an event at the College Football Hall of Fame, arriving in a Hummer limo, flashing three rings he won playing high school football and said he was coming to Notre Dame “to try to get four national championship rings.”

He leaves without bringing the Irish to a single Bowl Championship Series game. The only bowl game the Irish went to in his three years as a starter was the Hawaii Bowl last season, a 49-21 victory over Hawaii that ended Notre Dame’s NCAA-record bowl losing steak at nine. He started 34 games for the Irish, posting a 16-18 record. He finished this season ranked second in the country in pass efficiency behind Boise State’s Kellen Moore. Clausen was 289of-425 passing for 3,722 yards and 28 touchdowns

ACC, from page 1B 66 loss in Lexington — Carolina will struggle. That’s why the games of December are important — to build teamwork and the consistency of performance that will be necessary to challenge for the conference title and to make a good run in the Big Dance. A win is just an added bargain on the side. “It’s still early, early in the season,” Williams said last Tuesday night. “We’re not going to make too much of this game.” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski also sees these pre-conference games as important for the development of his team, particularly in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the squad. The Blue Devils don’t

necessarily come to mind as a “developing” team, with a veteran nucleus of Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith. But I’m not going to argue with Coach K when he says his squad has great room for improvement. Thus the 80-71 victory over a previously undefeated St. Johns’ unit, just as the loss to the Badgers, was more important in terms of growth and improvement than in the end result. “We have a lot of developing to do as a basketball team,” Krzyzewski said Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils will have a different look this season: less athletic — the loss of Gerald Henderson and Elliott Williams will do

Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg drives the lane and the defense of Auburn’s Ernest Ross during the first half of their Monday game in Auburn, Ala.

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Knox tip-in helps Auburn beat Virginia, 68-67 By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer

AUBURN, Ala. — Brendan Knox’s tip-in with 1.4 seconds left lifted Auburn to a 68-67 victory over Virginia on Monday night. Sammy Zeglinski hit three free throws to give the Cavaliers the lead with 7.7 seconds left. Then DeWayne Reed drove the length of the court and missed a layup, but Knox was there to give the Tigers (5-4) the win. Virginia (4-4) didn’t get a shot off before the buzzer. Knox finished with 11 points and six rebounds, nearly doubling his season averages, and made all five field goal attempts. Reed led Auburn with 18 points. Lucas Hargrove had 13 points and nine rebounds, while Frankie Sullivan added 12 points and Tay Waller 10 for the Tigers. Sylven Landesberg had 17 of his 20 points in the first half for Virginia, missing all seven attempts after the half. Zeglinski made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points. Jeff Jones made all four

of his 3-point attempts and scored 16 points for the Cavaliers, who sustained a second straight tough loss after losing by three to Penn State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Virginia’s leading rebounder and No. 2 scorer Mike Scott missed the game with a right ankle injury, and the Cavaliers were outrebounded 35-31. At the end, Knox got redemption after missing a free throw with 32 seconds left to give Virginia a chance to grab the lead. The Cavaliers had scored the previous nine points to erase a 66-58 deficit over the final 4:23. The Tigers had built their biggest lead of the game with eight consecutive points, sandwiching 3-pointers by Reed and Waller around Knox’s putback dunk. Virginia answered with back-to-back baskets followed by two free throws by Landesburg to cut it to 66-64 with 2:25 left. After Knox’s missed free throw, Zeglinski came through at the line, where he was just 6 of 10 coming into the game.

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LONDON, from page 1B rooms and coaches offices, said Fork Union Military Academy postgraduate coach John Shuman, who attended the hourlong news conference. “The fans are going to come back and you’re going to see a boatload of high school coaches come out and say we agree with this commitment to Mike London,” he said. “He’s going to put a guy in every school and he’s going to keep cultivating until he gets it done.” London’s arrival was also warmly greeted by many of his new players, who met with him after the news conference. London also spent time with former players in attendance. “You can just tell that he loves what he’s doing, he’s very passionate about what he’s doing, and you can’t help but give 100 percent for him,” defensive lineman Nick Jenkins said. Jenkins, like many other Cavaliers, was recruited by London. London left a team that won the Football Championship Subdivision national championship in 2008 and reached the quarterfinals of the playoffs this year to return to a place he knows well, having spent

six years as an assistant under Groh in two stints between 2001-07. The courtship was “a whirlwind,” according to London, who said the downer of his Spiders losing to Appalachian State in the last 10 seconds on Saturday night was replaced early the next morning by “euphoria” once Virginia asked for permission to speak with him. Athletic director Craig Littlepage said once he knew he was in the market for a head coach, “one coach, just one, stood out,” and he was delighted that London was available. “There have been a lot of athletic directors who have asked me about him. I was hoping they wouldn’t hire him for that maybe one day we’d have this sort of predicament,” he said. London’s background as a college coach also includes stops at Boston College and William & Mary, similarly strict academic schools, and he said his recruiting approach will be to seek players who view playing football at Virginia as a best of both worlds opportunity. “It’s a fit, a perfect fit for me,” he said. London’s history at Vir-

ginia includes four years as defensive line coach and three as recruiting coordinator from 2001-04, and two as defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007. In between, he was the defensive line coach for the NFL’s Houston Texans in 2005. London will be just the second current black head coach in the six conferences with automatic bids to the BCS, joining Miami’s Randy Shannon, but said he wanted to be hired on his merits, not his skin color. “I guess you guys can talk about the historical significance of it,” he said. His hiring, though, was celebrated elsewhere. Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy, who on Sunday night called the low number of black head coaches in the college game “disgraceful,” said in an e-mail that he applauds Virginia “on doing an inclusive search. I hope this will be an encouragement to other Universities to do the same — to look at a broad picture of candidates and hire the best person for their job.” London is just the 10th black coach at the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Panthers’ Moore impresses in debut, road gets tougher By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — They played it safe, leaned on their running game and took advantage of an improbable number of mistakes by one of the NFL’s worst teams. Still, Matt Moore was a winner in his first start in nearly two years and will likely remain Carolina’s quarterback for another week — when the competition gets much tougher. A day after the Panthers beat woeful Tampa Bay 16-6, coach John Fox was typically evasive on Monday. He wouldn’t declare Moore the starter next week at New England, said he didn’t know when Jake Delhomme would be able to practice again, and replied “I can’t answer ifs” when asked if Delhomme starts again when his broken finger is healed. “He obviously did some good things, and some things we’ve got to continue to work on,” Fox said of Moore. “I thought he played well enough for us to win.” The Panthers (5-7)


Saturday, Dec. 19 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Wyoming (6-6) vs. Fresno State (8-4), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl Rutgers (8-4) vs. UCF (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss. (7-5) vs. Middle Tennessee (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl BYU (10-2) vs. Oregon State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Utah (9-3) vs. California (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Ohio (9-4) vs. Marshall (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Bowl At Charlotte North Carolina (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (9-3), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Emerald Bowl At San Francisco Southern Cal (8-4) vs. Boston College (8-4), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Dec. 27 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Clemson (8-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Georgia (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 29 EagleBank Bowl At Washington Temple (9-3) vs. UCLA (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Wisconsin (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl At Boise, Idaho Bowling Green (7-5) vs. Idaho (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Nebraska (9-4) vs. Arizona (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 31 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Stanford (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (7-5), Noon (CBS) Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Air Force (7-5) vs. Houston (10-3), Noon (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Missouri (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Minnesota (6-6) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 5 p.m. (NFL) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Tennessee (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Northwestern (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Penn State (10-2) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida State (6-6) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Ohio State (10-2) vs. Oregon (10-2), 5 p.m. (ABC) Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (12-1) vs. Cincinnati (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 2 International Bowl At Toronto South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (7-5), Noon (ESPN2) Cotton Bowl At Dallas

AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Carolina’s Matt Moore prepares to throw a pass against Tampa Bay during Sunday’s game in Charlotte. Moore was a winner in his first start of the season for the Panthers, and likely will remain Carolina’s quarterback for another week. clearly had a restrained passing game. Led by Jonathan Stewart’s 120 yards rushing and a touchdown, they ran the ball 33 times to just 20 passes. Carolina

twice ran draw plays on third-and-10 and again on third-and-8. “We were running the ball well, a lot of quick game stuff, getting the

Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi (8-4), 2 p.m. (FOX) Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Connecticut (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. East Carolina (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

ran for two scores and the Colts spent the second half protecting the lead against the Titans (5-7). It was the first time in six games Indy didn’t need a fourth-quarter comeback. Tennessee’s Chris Johnson ran 27 times for 113 yards, his seventh straight 100-yard game. Cardinals 30, Vikings 17 At Glendale, Ariz., Kurt Warner, back after missing a game with a concussion, threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns and the Arizona Cardinals’ defense stifled Brett Favre and Minnesota. Favre set an NFL record for consecutive appearances, but game No. 283 in a row was no night to remember for him or the rest of the Vikings (10-2). The 40-year-old quarterback, with just three interceptions in the first the first 11 games, was picked off twice and sacked three times. Even more startling, Arizona (8-4) held Adrian Peterson to a season-low 19 yards in 13 carries and outrushed Minnesota 113-62.

Monday, Jan. 4 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Boise State (13-0) vs. TCU (12-0), 8 p.m. (FOX) Tuesday, Jan. 5 Orange Bowl At Miami Iowa (10-2) vs. Georgia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Wednesday, Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl Mobile, Ala. Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC) Saturday, Jan. 23 East-West Shrine Classic At Orlando, Fla. East vs. West, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFL) Saturday, Feb. 6 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge At El Paso, Texas Texas vs. Nation, 3 p.m. (CBSC)

NFL Sunday Recap

Panthers 16, Buccaneers 6

Jonathan Stewart rushed for 120 yards and the game’s only touchdown, and the Carolina Panthers intercepted rookie Josh Freeman five times — three times near the goal line. With struggling QB Jake Delhomme (broke finger) sidelined, Matt Moore made his fourth professional start and his first since the end of the 2007 season for Carolina (5-7). Moore threw for 161 yards, including a 66-yard pass to Steve Smith that set up John Kasay’s third field goal with 7:12 left that put it away. But the defense won the game for the Panthers. Jon Beason had two interceptions near the end zone, and Tampa Bay (1-11) had a stretch of four trips inside the 20 with no points.

Saints 33, Redskins 30

Drew Brees isn’t sure about voodoo. Destiny and karma? His long NFL career has made him subscribe to both concepts, and the New Orleans Saints’ wild undefeated season has only made him more of a believer. Especially after their improbable 33-30 overtime win Sunday over a Washington Redskins team as snakebit as the Saints are charmed. New Orleans trailed by 10 in the fourth quarter and played more than four quarters without holding a lead — until Garrett Hartley kicked an 18-yard field goal 6:29 into the extra period for the victory. Brees led a no-timeout, 80-yard drive in just 33 seconds to tie the game late in regulation. The Saints are now 12-0, with the NFC South title in hand. How to explain a badly shanked punt that turns into a 29-yard gain? An interception by Brees that somehow becomes a touchdown for teammate Robert Meachem? “Crazy plays,” linebacker Jonathan Vilma said. “When you’re hot, you’re hot. And sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.” New Orleans also showed it can brave the cold, winning a sub-40 degree game for the first time since 1995. Well, maybe. The defense, led by former Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, offered minimal resistance, allowing Washington to pile up 455 yards and score 30 points for the first time in Jim Zorn’s 28 games as coach. “I don’t know about the voodoo, but I definitely believe in destiny,” Brees said. “I believe in karma, and what goes around comes around. We’ve been on the other side of this deal probably too many times, and maybe it’s our time, that we start catching some of the breaks.”

Colts 27, Titans 17

At Indianapolis, the Colts tied the NFL record for longest winning streak, beating Tennessee for its 21st consecutive regular-season victory. The only other team to win that many in a row: New England from 2006-08. The Colts (12-0) can break the record next week at home against Denver. Peyton Manning threw one TD pass, Joseph Addai

Raiders 27, Steelers 24

At Pittsburgh, Louis Murphy caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Bruce Gradkowski with nine seconds remaining, his second score in the final 5 1/2 minutes, and Oakland scored three late touchdowns to deal Pittsburgh its fourth consecutive loss. The Steelers (6-6), in danger of missing the playoffs after winning the Super Bowl for a second time in four seasons, went ahead 24-20 on Ben Roethlisberger’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward with 1:56 remaining, only to have the Raiders (4-8) rally and win it. Pittsburgh, seemingly in good position to secure a high seed in the AFC playoffs after starting 6-2, has lost to two of the NFL’s worst teams in the last three weeks, the Chiefs (3-9) and the Raiders.

Dolphins 22, Patriots 21

At Miami, when Tom Brady missed repeated chances to put the game away in the fourth quarter, Chad Henne and the Miami Dolphins took advantage. Henne threw for a career-high 335 yards and directed a 51-yard drive for the winning field goal with 1:02 left, and Miami rallied past New England. The Dolphins (6-6) overcame an early 14-point deficit to keep their slim playoff prospects alive, while AFC East leader New England (7-5) remained winless in five games in opponents’ stadiums this season. For the third time on the road, the Patriots lost after leading in the fourth quarter. The defeat was sealed when Channing Crowder made his first career interception, picking off Brady at the Patriots 40 with 35 seconds left.

Eagles 34, Falcons 7

Making quite a return to the Georgia Dome, Michael Vick accounted for a pair of touchdowns — one running, the other passing — and basked in the cheers of his former home. The Eagles (8-4) pulled two games ahead of the reeling Falcons (6-6) in the NFC wild-card standings, bringing a little more clarity to the playoff race. But most of the attention was on Vick’s first game in Atlanta since he went off to prison for dogfighting.

Giants 31, Cowboys 24

At East Rutherford, N.J., Brandon Jacobs had the Giants’ longest play of the season for just a few minutes, then Domenik Hixon topped it, lifting New York past Dallas. The Giants (7-5) tightened the NFC East with their win, dropping Dallas (8-4) into a tie with Philadelphia for the lead. New York has swept Dallas this season and plays Philadelphia here next Sunday night. Jacobs covered 74 yards after taking a short pass from Eli Manning, his touchdown putting the Giants ahead 21-17 in the third quarter. Not to be outdone, Hixon went 79 yards with a punt return for a 31-17 lead in the final period. New York won despite career-best stats for Dallas tight end Jason Witten and quarterback Tony Romo, who is 5-9 in December.

Chargers 30, Browns 23

At Cleveland, LaDainian Tomlinson scored his 150th career TD and passed Hall of Famer Jim Brown for eighth place on the career rushing list and San Diego won its seventh straight and 15th in a row in December. Antonio Gates set a career high with 167 yards receiving for the Chargers (9-3), who dragged their cleats early and only led 13-7 at halftime. But Philip Rivers led San Diego on touchdown drives of 85 and 83 yards in just over nine minutes in the third quarter to open a 27-7 lead. Tomlinson’s 4-yard TD run with 5:58 left in the third put the Chargers up by 20, and placed the running back in elite company among NFL greats. Tomlinson reached 150 TDs in 137 games, fastest in league history. The Browns (1-11) have lost seven straight.

Bengals 23, Lions 13

At Cincinnati, running back Cedric Benson returned from a two-game layoff because of an injured hip and tied the team record with his fifth 100-yard game of the season, setting up Cincinnati’s victory over Detroit that had even greater significance for the franchise. The Bengals (9-3) assured themselves of a winning record for only the second time in 19 years. The other one came in 2005, when Cincinnati won the AFC North and lost its opening playoff game to Pittsburgh. After a solid first quarter, the Lions (2-10) went nowhere and had the game end badly. Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford aggravated his nonthrowing shoulder with 3:37 to go and didn’t return, watching the final minutes from the bench.

ball out fast,” Moore said. “That makes it easy on any quarterback.” The 25-year-old Moore also showed a strong arm when he had a chance, completing 14 of 20 passes for 161 yards. It included a 66-yard completion to Steve Smith in the fourth quarter — Carolina’s longest pass of the season — that set up the clinching field goal. “Shoot, it was a great throw,” tight end Jeff King said. “That’s kind of what we’ve been missing the last couple weeks with our passing game.” Indeed, Carolina has been bogged down with Delhomme having the worst season of his career. While Moore overthrew Smith for what would’ve been a touchdown and threw an interception on a poor pass intended for Dante Rosario, he showed more precision than Delhomme, who has 18 interceptions in 11 games. Moore had a mediocre 73.1 passer rating Sunday, but that dwarfs Delhomme’s 59.4 mark for the season. Moore, much more laid back than Delhomme,

provided a different atmosphere in the huddle, too. “He was great. He was Matt,” King said. “He’s a confident kid. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. He’s young, he wants to sling it around. That’s him, he has a quiet confidence about him.” Stewart’s play helped, too. Filling as the No. 1 back for the injured DeAngelo Williams, Stewart averaged 4.6 yards on a career-high 26 carries, including a 3-yard run on the opening drive for the game’s only touchdown. “I thought Jonathan Stewart showed up big,” Fox said. “He hadn’t been called upon with that big a load as being a No. 1 guy. I was really impressed with the way he ran and how he rose to the occasion.” So did the defense. While outgained 469-309, the Panthers intercepted Josh Freeman five times. Safety Chris Harris, who had one of the picks, said Freeman was locking into his receivers inside the 20. Carolina had three interceptions in or near the end zone. “Most rookie quarter-

Jaguars 23, Texans 18

At Jacksonville, Fla., David Garrard threw two touchdown passes, Josh Scobee kicked three field goals and Jacksonville stayed in the AFC wild-card hunt. It was Jacksonville’s fifth straight victory at home and came in front of an announced crowd of 42,079 — the lowest in franchise history. Garrard threw for 238 yards, completing passes to nine different receivers, and enjoyed his first turnover-free game in a month. He had four fumbles and an interception the past three weeks. Two of his four turnover-free games this season have come against the Texans (5-7), who have lost four in a row and appear out of the playoffs for the eighth time in as many years. The Jaguars (7-5) rebounded from last week’s 20-3 loss at San Francisco and remained in position for a wild-card berth.

Bears 17, Rams 9

At Chicago, Jay Cutler fizzled after a strong start, throwing for 143 yards and a touchdown without an interception. Cutler threw for 131 yards in the first quarter as the Bears built a 10-0 lead. After that? Chicago went to the run, St. Louis rallied and Bears receiver Devin Hester left the game with a calf injury. The Bears (5-7) gave up 112 yards rushing to Steven Jackson but kept the Rams (1-11) out of the end zone for the fourth time this season.

Broncos 44, Chiefs 13

At Kansas City, Mo., Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes and Denver used a punishing running game to manhandle Kansas City. Denver had 245 yards rushing to turn the 99th meeting between AFL originals into a laugher. Correll Buckhalter ran for 113 yards and Knowshon Moreno had two touchdown runs to help the Broncos (8-4) stay within reach of San Diego in the AFC West. The Chiefs (3-9) didn’t put up much of a fight on the day they retired Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas’ number.

Seahawks 20, 49ers 17

At Seattle, Olindo Mare kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired to send Seattle over San Francisco, which wasted a career passing day from Alex Smith and many other opportunities. After San Francisco called time out to try to ice the veteran on a cold day, Mare made his second field goal of the final quarter and extended his team record of 18 consecutive makes for the Seahawks (5-7). The Seahawks also severely damaged the postseason hopes of the 49ers (5-7).


AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 7 5 0 .583 328 Miami 6 6 0 .500 278 N.Y. Jets 6 6 0 .500 249 Buffalo 4 8 0 .333 199

PA 224 296 208 261

x-Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennessee Houston

W 12 7 5 5

South L T 0 0 5 0 7 0 7 0

Pct 1.000 .583 .417 .417

PF 331 225 246 277

PA 201 273 316 266

Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

W 9 6 6 1

North L T 3 0 6 0 6 0 11 0

Pct .750 .500 .500 .083

PF 254 271 272 145

PA 187 215 231 309

San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City

W 9 8 4 3

West L T 3 0 4 0 8 0 9 0

Pct .750 .667 .333 .250

PF 342 240 142 196

PA 242 202 282 326

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Dallas 8 4 0 .667 279 Philadelphia 8 4 0 .667 327 N.Y. Giants 7 5 0 .583 303 Washington 3 9 0 .250 200

PA 213 235 285 238

South L T 0 0 6 0 7 0 11 0

Pct 1.000 .500 .417 .083

PF 440 279 215 187

PA 251 279 262 330

Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit

W 10 8 5 2

North L T 2 0 4 0 7 0 10 0

Pct .833 .667 .417 .167

PF 359 323 233 206

PA 233 229 270 358

Arizona San Francisco Seattle St. Louis

W 8 5 5 1

West L T 4 0 7 0 7 0 11 0

Pct .667 .417 .417 .083

PF 297 245 243 139

PA 234 233 267 314

x-clinched division


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts New Jersey 28 20 7 1 41 Pittsburgh 31 20 10 1 41 N.Y. Rangers 29 14 14 1 29 N.Y. Islanders 29 11 11 7 29 Philadelphia 27 13 13 1 27

GF 81 99 83 76 80

GA 61 83 88 89 79

Boston Buffalo Ottawa Montreal Toronto

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts 29 15 9 5 35 27 16 9 2 34 28 14 10 4 32 30 14 14 2 30 29 9 13 7 25

GF 76 73 83 76 83

GA 72 62 87 87 104

Washington Atlanta Tampa Bay Florida Carolina

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts 30 19 5 6 44 27 15 9 3 33 29 11 10 8 30 30 11 13 6 28 29 7 17 5 19

GF GA 111 82 89 78 74 85 82 103 70 105

GF 85 73 83 89 70

GA 64 80 82 105 77

Colorado Calgary Vancouver Edmonton Minnesota

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 32 17 9 6 40 28 18 7 3 39 29 16 13 0 32 30 13 13 4 30 28 13 12 3 29

GF 98 86 91 90 78

GA 95 69 75 95 86

San Jose Los Angeles Phoenix Dallas Anaheim

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts 31 19 7 5 43 30 17 10 3 37 29 17 11 1 35 29 13 8 8 34 29 10 13 6 26

GF 104 93 73 85 82

GA 82 92 68 85 96

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Monday’s Games Toronto 5, Atlanta 2 New Jersey 3, Buffalo 0 Edmonton 3, Florida 2, SO Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1 Washington 3, Tampa Bay 0 Carolina 3, Pittsburgh 2 Colorado 4, St. Louis 0 Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 16 4 .800 — Toronto 9 13 .409 8 New York 7 15 .318 10 Philadelphia 5 16 .238 11 1/2 New Jersey 1 19 .050 15

15 6 .714 2 9 10 .474 7 9 11 .450 7 1/2 6 14 .300 10 1/2

Sunday’s Games New York 106, New Jersey 97 Cleveland 101, Milwaukee 86 Detroit 98, Washington 94 Miami 115, Sacramento 102 L.A. Lakers 108, Phoenix 88 Monday’s Games Denver 93, Philadelphia 83 New York 93, Portland 84 Oklahoma City 104, Golden State 88 Utah 104, San Antonio 101 Tuesday’s Games Denver at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Chicago 28 18 7 3 39 Nashville 29 16 11 2 34 Detroit 29 14 10 5 33 Columbus 29 13 11 5 31 St. Louis 28 12 11 5 29


W x-New Orleans 12 Atlanta 6 Carolina 5 Tampa Bay 1

Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Clippers Golden State


Sunday’s Games Detroit 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Ottawa 4, Anaheim 3, SO

backs, they kind of look at their intended receivers,” Harris said. “That gets better over time. But, yeah, you were able to see where he was throwing the ball because he would stare down his intended receivers.” Moore, in his third season but with only four career starts, didn’t make those mistakes. While Fox wouldn’t make it certain, he’ll likely be starting Sunday at the Patriots (75), who will be desperate to end a surprising two-game losing streak It’s the start of the bigboy portion of the schedule for Moore, now 3-1 as an NFL starter. After New England, the Panthers face Minnesota (10-2), the New York Giants (7-5) and New Orleans (12-0) to close the season. “He needed to build some confidence in himself,” King said of Moore. “For him, he hasn’t played in a couple of years, or at least started in a game. It was good for him to get some plays under his belt, some success, and hopefully he can build on that for this week.”

Monday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Atchison on a one-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with SS Adam Everett and LHP Brad Thomason on one-year contracts. Traded LHP Clay Rapada to Texas for a player to be named or cash considerations. Sent RHP Zach Simons outright to Toledo (IL). n National League CHICAGO CUBS—Named Ryne Sandberg manager of Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES—Sold the contract of OF Matt Murton to the Hanshin Tigers (Japanese Central League). MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Claimed INF Luis Cruz off waivers from Pittsburgh (NL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP Vinnie Chulk on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Named Chris Gwynn director, player personnel and Dave Roberts special assistant to baseball operations. Promoted Josh Stein to director, baseball operations. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Acquired RHP Brian Bruney from the New York Yankees for a player to be named. Released RHP Saul Rivera. n Northern League WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Agreed to terms with INF Vince Harrison. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association NBA—Fined Chicago C Joakim Noah $15,000 for throwing the ball into the stands and striking a photographer during Saturday’s game against Toronto. PHOENIX SUNS—Sent F Taylor Griffin to Iowa (NBADL). FOOTBALL n National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Re-signed TE Joe Klopfenstein. Released DT Corey Mace. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Placed DL C.J. Mosley on injured reserve. Signed DL Derreck Robinson. n Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Acquired OL Derek Armstrong from Calgary Stampeders for a conditional draft pick.

Southeast Division W L Pct GB Orlando 16 4 .800 — Atlanta 14 6 .700 2 Miami 11 9 .550 5 Charlotte 8 11 .421 7 1/2 Washington 7 12 .368 8 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cleveland 15 5 .750 — Milwaukee 9 10 .474 5 1/2 Detroit 8 12 .400 7 Chicago 7 11 .389 7 Indiana 6 12 .333 8

HOCKEY n National Hockey League NHLPA—RW Darren McCarty announced his retirement. CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled D Brett Carson from Albany (AHL). DALLAS STARS—Placed D Karlis Skrastins on injured reserve, retroactive to Dec. 3. Recalled D Ivan Vishnevskiy from Texas (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled D Alexander Sulzer from Milwaukee (AHL) and D Reid Cashman from Cincinnati (ECHL). Reassigned G Jeremy Smith to Cincinnati and G Mark Dekanich from Cincinnati to Milwaukee. Released F Matt Pierce. WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned D Karl Alzner to Hershey (AHL).

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 14 7 .667 — Houston 11 9 .550 2 1/2 San Antonio 9 9 .500 3 1/2 New Orleans 8 11 .421 5 Memphis 8 12 .400 5 1/2

LACROSSE n National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS—Signed F Jon Harasym and F AJ Shannon to one-year contracts. CALGARY ROUGHNECKS—Announced the retirement of D Kyle Couling.

Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 16 5 .762 — Utah 12 8 .600 3 1/2 Portland 13 9 .591 3 1/2 Oklahoma City 11 9 .550 4 1/2 Minnesota 3 17 .150 12 1/2 L.A. Lakers

Pacific Division W L Pct GB 16 3 .842 —

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liens of record, if any, and to all unpaid (ad valorem) taxes and special assessments, if any, which became a lien subsequent to the recordation of the Deed of Trust. This sale will be further subject to the right, if any, of the United States of America to redeem the abovedescribed property for a period of 120 days following the date when the final upset bid period has run. The purchaser of the property described above shall pay the Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commissions in the amount of $.45 per $100.00 of the purchase price (up to a maximum amount of $500.00), required by Section 7A308(a)(1) of the North Carolina General Statutes. If the purchaser of the above described property is someone other than the Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust, the purchaser shall also pay, to the extent applicable, the land transfer tax in the amount of one percent (1%) of the purchase price. To the extent this sale involves residential property with less than fifteen (15) rental units, you are hereby notified of the following: a. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to Section 4521.29 of the North Carolina General Statutes 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; and b. 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 daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; written notice to the landlord. 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. This 17th day of November, 2009.



In the matter of the foreclosure of a Deed of Trust from Robert C. Grissom (Deceased), to CB Services Corp., Trustee, Dated October 4, 2007 Recorded in Book 1162, Page 931, Vance County Registry Pursuant to an order entered November 17, 2009, in the Superior Court for Vance County, and the power of sale contained in the captioned deed of trust (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deed of Trustâ&#x20AC;?), the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at auction, to the highest bidder for cash, AT THE COURTHOUSE DOOR IN HENDERSON, VANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON DECEMBER 17, 2009 AT 11:00 AM the real estate and the improvements thereon encumbered by the Deed of Trust, less and except any of such property released from the lien of the deed of trust prior to the date of said sale, lying and being in Vance County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: A certain lot or parcel of land situated in Vance County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being at a stake on East side of Montgomery Street, corner L. E. Turner and Thomas Gilliam Estate at brick building now occupied by North State Equipment Company; run thence in a northerly direction along line of L. E. Turner and Estate of Thomas Gilliam lot 174.3 feet to a stake, Kearners line; thence along Kearners and John D. Cooperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line in easterly direction 50 feet to corner of L. B. Snead lot (formerly Thomas J. Evans) thence along L. B. Snead (formerly Thomas J. Evans) line in a southerly direction 175 feet to Montgomery Street; thence along Montgomery Street in westerly direction 50 feet to place of beginning. Same being Lots No. 10 and 11, less a strip cut off of Lot No. 11 of 6.5 feet by 175 feet, conveyed to Thomas J. Evans by W. P. Gholson as shown in Deed Book 93, Page 418, Vance County Register of Deeds Office. Those lots Nos. 10 and 11 are shown on plat recorded in Plat Book A, Page 17, to which reference is hereby made for description. See Deed Book 507, Page 146, Vance County Registry. In the Trusteeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sole discretion, the sale may be delayed for up to one (1) hour as provided in Section 45-21.23 of the North Carolina General Statutes. The record owners of the real property not more than ten days prior to the date hereof are Robert C. Grissom (deceased) and Vernell Champion. A five percent cash deposit, or a cash deposit of $750.00, whichever is greater, will be required of the last and highest bidder. The balance of the bid purchase price shall be due in full in cash or certified funds at a closing to take place within thirty (30) days of the date of sale. The undersigned Substitute Trustee shall convey title to the property by nonwarranty deed. This sale will be made subject to all prior

Spruillco, Ltd. Deborah Sperati Vice President 130 S. Franklin Street P.O. Box 353 Rocky Mount, NC 27802 (252) 972-7067

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE 09-CVD-1310 COUNTY OF VANCE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Vance County and City of Henderson, Plantiffs, vs. JOSEPH W. CLARK, et al, Defendants TO: Joseph W. Clark and Spouse, if any TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the aboveentitled action. The nature of the relief sought is a tax lien foreclosure on real property listed as being owned by the Estate of Zeloma Watkins Clark on the Vance County Tax Records, North Carolina, having Parcel I.D. Number 69-5-1 (lots off Water Street). You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than January 18, 2010, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking relief against you will apply to the court for tax lien foreclosure of said real property. This the 3rd day of December, 2009. N. Kyle Hicks Hopper, Hicks & Wrenn, PLLC Attorney for Plaintiffs 111 Gilliam Street PO Box 247 Oxford, NC 27565 (919) 693-8161 Dec 8,15,22, 2009

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All persons, firms and corporations having claims against Charles F. Taylor, Sr., deceased, are notified to exhibit them to Margie Fogg, Executrix of the decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate, on or before February 24, 2010, at P.O. Box 1820, 115 N. Garnett Street, Henderson, North Carolina, 27536, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the abovenamed Executrix. Margie Fogg, Executrix of the Estate of Charles F. Taylor, Sr. Michael Satterwhite Stainback, Satterwhite, Burnette & Zollicoffer, PLLC Attorneys at Law P.O. Box 1820 Henderson, NC 27536 Nov 24, Dec 1,8,15, 2009

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We make every effort to avoid errors in advertisements. These ads may be placed by you for only $5.55 per column inch. Paid in advance by 10 AM one day prior to Each ad is carefully checked and proofread, but when ad publication. Sunday deadline - Friday 10AM. hundreds of ads are handled each day, mistakes do slip through. We ask that you check your ad for any error and report it to the Classified Department immediately by calling 436-2810. The newspaper will be Ad information and payment must be in our office at responsible for only one dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incorrect insertion if 304 S. Chestnut Street by 10 AM the day prior to ad you do not bring the error to our attention. publication. All yard sales are cash in advance.


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