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CMYK Paper products drive benefits ACTS Our Hometown, Page 2A

MPMC bond rating improves Finance, Page 5A

Remembering the roots of Christianity Opinion, Page 8A

Duke easily handles Gardner-Webb Good Taste, Page 1C

Evangelist Oral Roberts passes away in California at age 91.

Nation, Page 4A

Sports, Page 1B

WEDNESDAY, December 16, 2009

Volume XCV, No. 294

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By DAVID IRVINE Daily Dispatch Writer

Plans have been announced for a 2010 edition of the Vance County Heritage Book. The book committee, cochaired by Mark Pace and Judy Stainback, announced a deadline of March 15, 2010, for stories, photographs and book orders. The book, scheduled to be published by late 2010, will contain stories by and about people and families of Vance County. The committee invites submissions from: • Residents of Vance County, • Former residents of Vance County, and • People with roots in Vance County. Each household is encouraged to submit up to 500 words. For those whose ancestors came to Vance County before 1881, up to 1,000 words may be submitted. There will be a charge of 10 cents a word over those limits. Articles may deal with ancestors who lived in Vance County or the person or family submitting the material. Photographs may also be submitted. Please see BOOK, page 3A

Index Our Hometown . . 2A,7A Business . . . . . . . . . . 5A Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 8A Light Side . . . . . . . . . 9A Sports. . . . . . . . . . 1-4B Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1C Comics . . . . . . . . . . . 2C Classifieds. . . . . . 3C-5C

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From left, Sgt. Shawn Spence, Sgt. David Diogo, Det. Marty Stewart and Lt. Marcus Barrow help load a pickup truck with confiscated shoes and socks for Chris Richardson and Mike Currin from the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford in the sally port at the Henderson Police Department Tuesday morning.

Seized shoes = gifts By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

The sole purpose was to help the Jolly Old Elf bolster his distribution inventory. Stacked inside the Henderson Police Department’s sally port Tuesday morning were hundreds of seized knock-off shoes and boots. Worth thousands of dollars, they were ready to be presented to representatives of two agencies for distribution to needy children. Those representatives were Daycare Coordinator Tiffany Gray of the Vance County Department of Social Services and Assistant Administrator Chris Richardson and Athletic Director Mike Currin of the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford. “We have 848 children to serve,” Gray said. “They belong to more than 350 families.” Also on hand for the presentation was Assistant District Attorney Allison Capps, who had

assisted police in making the proposed event become a reality. The illegally manufactured and unauthorized merchandise that was on display included 158 pairs of shoes, 21 pairs of boots, 200 pairs of socks and several dozen hats. Detective S.R. Spence said the street value of the footwear ranged from $25 to $50 a pair. Over the last 18 months, he explained, the goods were confiscated from vehicles stopped on Interstate 85, from people selling the shoes out of their cars on city streets, and from some stores in Henderson. Spence said there were about six related criminal cases involving some of the merchandise that went through the court system in Vance County. At least three defendants were convicted as a result, Spence added. Send comments to awheless@hendersondispatch.com

Richard Snell said he came to the Army Corps of Engineers public scoping session about revising the master plan for the John H. Kerr Dam and Reservoir to find out about the potential impact on homes and properties. “We just want to make sure that what we have now doesn’t change too much or if it does that we have some say in what it changes to,” said Snell, who is from England and who retired after working in Goldsboro. Snell moved to Vance County to be next to the reservoir. Davis Snell said he is “fairly satisfied” with the way the reservoir is managed. “I think it’s a lovely lake and that the Corps of Engineers does a reasonably good job of keeping it the way it is and the way I’d like it to stay,” Snell said. Snell was one of more than 35 who attended the open-house style format Tuesday at Vance-Granville Community College. A session was held Monday in South Hill, Va., and another session will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Clarksville, Va., Community Center. Vance County Tourism Director Nancy Wilson, who attended Tuesday’s session, said she hopes the Corps will leave the woody shoreline in place. “That’s what I’d like to see because it works the way it is,” said Wilson, who estimates the reservoir attracts anywhere between 1.4 million to 1.6 million visitors yearly on the Tar Heel side of the North Carolina-Virginia border. “It’s huge,” Wilson said of the economic impact. Wilson has been Vance County’s chief tourism official for 17 years. Please see LAKE, page 3A

Oxford public safety study results on hold — again By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — Residents will not know the outcome of a months-long-awaited $40,000 study of public safety until January. In an e-mail Tuesday, City Manager Mark Donham said that sending the information to the city commissioners for a thorough review could not be accomplished and that it was decided to set up a meeting after the holidays. Oxford has seven commissioners who serve staggered four-year terms and four new commissioners elected Nov. 3 were sworn in Dec. 8. The commission’s Public Safety Committee was scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday to discuss the findings of the study. The committee is chaired by holdover Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem Howard Herring, with holdover Commissioner Bob Williford and new Commissioner Danny Currin as committee members. Police Chief and Acting Fire Chief John Wolford is a non-voting committee advisor.

The study, conducted by the International City/ County Management Association, has been a subject of controversy, as evidenced by the previous commission’s 4-3 vote Oct. 13 for a budget amendment to pay a final $4,000 amount owed when the document is ready. Holdover Commissioner Walter Cantley prior to the vote unsuccessfully called for the rest of the then-commission to stop this “nonsense” until the board received a full length, unedited report. Donham told the thencommission the reason for the allocation was because two $18,000 payments were made to the association in Fiscal Year 2008-09 and the $4,000 had to be shifted to this fiscal year so the association can be paid when the document is open for viewing. “The final report has not been submitted,” Donham told the then-commission. “We’re still working on drafts.”

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Marilyn Allen’s car sits in her father’s driveway after being involved in a four-vehicle collision on Raleigh Road Tuesday night.

Two hurt in four-vehicle wreck By DISPATCH STAFF

Two motorists were injured as four vehicles were involved in a chain-collision traffic accident on Raleigh Road Tuesday evening. Marilyn C. Allen, 35, of 836 E. Montgomery St., Henderson, and Katherine Brown, 21, of 30 Sterling Court, Franklinton, driving separate vehicles at the time of the accident, were taken to Maria Parham Please see SAFETY, page 3A Medical Center by ambulance,

treated and released, according to Trooper B.E. Pulliam. Also involved in the accident was Edith Garrett, 67, of 1528 Glover St., Henderson. She went to MPMC for treatment by private vehicle and was released. None of the three vehicles had passengers. The accident occurred when Brown, traveling south on Raleigh Road in a 2009 Nissan, allegedly looked down while driving and struck the

back end of a 1982 Chevrolet truck being driven by Garrett. The truck was knocked some 170 feet after the impact, striking the rear of Allen’s 1990 Ford Tempo. Allen, traveling in the same direction as Brown and Garrett, reportedly was making a left turn into her father’s driveway at 2506 Raleigh Road, when her vehicle, a 1990 Ford, was hit. Please see WRECK, page 3A


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Kevin T. Ayscue LOUISBURG — Kevin Thomas Ayscue, 24, of 246 Julie Pearce Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at the University of North Carolina Hospital after a lengthy illness with cystic fibrosis. Born in Vance Ayscue County on Jan. 25, 1985, he was the son of Edward Thomas Ayscue of Kittrell and Cynthia Ayscue McGee of Henderson. He was a member of South Henderson Church of God and also attended South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in the Liberty Christian Church Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his stepmother, Bonnie Lane Ayscue of Kittrell; a brother, Jonathan Ayscue of Henderson; his maternal grandmother, Christine Gupton Ayscue of Henderson; his paternal grandmother, Barbara Grissom Ayscue of Henderson; and his maternal great-grandmother, Rena Gupton of Henderson. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at J.M. White Funeral Home. At other times they will be at the home of Andy and Joette Short at 1613 Rocky Ford Road. Serving as active pallbearers will be Jonathan Ayscue, Gary Ayscue Jr., Chuck Bowes, Allen Lassiter, B.J. Ayscue and Willie Hill. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association), 2501 COTA Drive, Bloomington, Ind. 47403. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Elizabeth T. Evans OXFORD — Elizabeth Taylor Evans, 79, of 100 Leake St., died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at her home. She was the daughter of the late James Taylor and Lula Jeffries Taylor. She was a former employee of the former Ideal Fastener Corp and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Theresa Evans of the home, Pamela Evans of Charlotte and Angela E. Satterwhite of Raleigh; a son, Wayne Evans of Charlotte; a stepson, Roy Wright of Oxford; a sister, Bernice Steed of East

Orange, N.J.; two brothers, Thomas Taylor of Clermont, N.J., and William Arthur Taylor of Orange, N.J.; three grandchildren; and a greatgrandchild. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. Ray Allsberry. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive visitors Friday from 7-8 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.

Anice Fields OXFORD — Anice Fields, 53, of 108 Daniel St., died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Lonnie F. Fields and Elizabeth Bowden Fields. She was a former employee of Murdoch Center and Walmart and was also a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Valerie Fields Jones of Oxford; three sons, Rodger Fields, Roderick Fields and Kentrell Fields, all of Oxford; four sisters, Deborah Fields of Henderson, and Emma Frances Edwards, Catherine Daniel and Bessie Mae Smith, all of Oxford; four brothers, Edward Fields, Jesse Fields, Toney Fields and Henry Fields, all of Oxford; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Wright Funeral Home by the Rev. Norris Trice. Burial will be in the Morning Star Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive visitors Saturday from 7-8 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Wright Funeral Home.

Annie M. Lyons OXFORD — Annie Mae Lyons, 83, of 1652 Jack Clement Road, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Granville Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Junious Allen and Mamie Henderson Allen. She received her education in the Granville County school system and attended N.C. College for two years. Survivors include two sons, Alvin Lyons and Ricky Lyons; a daughter, Ceresa L. Latta; three sisters, Lillie A. Fitzgerald, Ophelia A. Williams and Lessie A. Bullock, all of New Jersey; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Betts and Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert L. Harris. Burial will follow in Amazing Grace Ministry Cemetery. The viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Arrangements are by Betts

Surviving are a daughMargaret B. ter, Jackie Rose Greenway, of Henderson; a son, Larry Greenway Thomas Greenway, and wife Gloria, of Henderson; HENDERSON — Martwo grandchildren, garet Boyd GreenBrian Greenway, way, 83, of 2810 and wife Tracey, and U.S. 158 Bypass, Mark Crowder, all Henderson, N.C., of Henderson; and died Monday, one great-grandson, December 14, 2009, Noah Thomas at her home. Born in Greenway. She was Vance County, she preceded in death Greenway was the daughter by a grandson, Brad of the late Marvin Lanning Greenway; and a Rubin and Gladys Elbrother, M.C. Boyd. lington Boyd. She was the The family will receive widow of Louis Lanning friends immediately folGreenway. lowing the service in the Mrs. Greenway was a church fellowship hall. All homemaker and retired other times, they will be at at age 80, from Greenthe home, 2810 U.S. 158 way Service Station and Bypass, Henderson. Greenway Auto Salvage. Serving as active pallShe joined Poplar Creek bearers will be John Capps Baptist Church at age Sr., John Capps Jr., Doug eight, sang in the church Owen, Bobby Boyd, Grey choir for many years, Boyd, Randy Ball, David taught Sunday School for Harrison, L.B. O’Neal, and 33 years, and held numerous positions in the church. Danny Guin. In lieu of flowers, She will be remembered as memorials may be made a loving and devoted wife, to Poplar Creek Baptist mother, and grandmother. Church, Cemetery Fund, Funeral services will be c/o Frances Brewer, 1755 held Thursday, DecemPoplar Creek Road, Henber 17, 2009, at 11 a.m., derson, N.C. 27537. at Poplar Creek Baptist Arrangements are by Church, conducted by the Flowers Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Evans. Burial will follow in the church Paid Obituary cemetery. and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

Betty E. Moss CREEDMOOR — Betty E. “Lucy” Moss died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. A native of Granville County, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Enloe. She was retired from John Umstead Hospital and since her retirement she has been a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith and had attended Tally Ho First Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Joe Edward Moss Jr.; two stepdaughters, Robbie M. Manning and Lynn Moss; brother, Charles D. Inloe; and sister, Shirley Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary; brother, Ralph; and brother-in-law, Billy. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Willis Herman. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, prior to the service, at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor. Arrangements are by Eakes

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David L. Wilkerson CREEDMOOR — David Lee Wilkerson, 72, of 1264 Turner Road, Creedmoor, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Durham Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Richard Wilkerson Sr. and Dorothy Bullock Wilkerson. He was educated in the Granville County school system and was a brick mason for over 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Callie Wilkerson of the home; a son, William David Wilkerson of the home; three daughters, Brenda Williams of Kittrell, Betty Lyons of Oxford and Bobbie Wilkerson of the home; two brothers, James Wilkerson of Henderson and George Wilkerson of Oxford; a sister, Annie Fields of Henderson; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Betts and Son Funeral Home by the Rev. Terry Taylor. Burial will follow in Big Zion A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery. The viewing will be Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Arrangements are by Betts and Son Funeral Home of Oxford.

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Addressing issues to help our local small businesses As we conclude 2009, jobs in North Carolina. needless to say, this has On a brighter note, been a trying year for busi- thanks to Pacific Coast ness in America, North Feather for their further Carolina and investment in especially Vance Vance County. County. There are 250In November, 300 more persons the Federal Rewho will have a serve chairman, brighter ChristBen Bernanke, mas because they stated the recesare now employed sion was over. He there. Also, ACS did not call me Health Managebefore he made ment Solutions Bill that statement. believes in our Edwards Small business employees and Henderson-Vance still generates has added 130 Chamber most of the jobs new positions to in the United their call center. States. Yet, in spite of Walmart gave our retail what you read or see in the store a new facelift and media, money is not flowas a result new positions ing to small businesses in were added there. There rural areas. In fact, many are other companies of our small businesses expanding here in 2010 had their line of credit and we are grateful for pulled and have been the opportunity to work struggling to renew or find with the Henderson-Vance new financing. Economic Development I spoke with several Commission and our of our local retailers who realtors and developers on stated they could sell more those projects. goods this year but they It is pleasing to see Hencan not find the funds to derson and Vance County buy them. I recently met working together to make with leadership in Raleigh us more business friendly. about this issue and hopeWe have a ways to go to fully our legislature will get permits and inspecconsider a funding mechations handled in a timely nism with less red tape or manner. We are trying to bureaucracy next year. incorporate the slogan “At Another issue that the Speed of Business” in needs to be addressed is all of our processes and are a form of health care or making some progress. health care pool for small The Chamber board business owners. I am and staff wish everyone pleased to say that a trial a Merry Christmas and a is in place at the Asheville Happy New Year. Chamber of Commerce and As you begin to think will be completed in 2010 about New Year’s resoluto see if there is a reasontions, please remember to able solution for us. “Shop in Henderson/Vance We are continually lobCounty in 2010.” That bying Raleigh for a lower helps our local economy corporate income tax. and keeps our citizens Virginia is almost one employed. percent lower than us Bill Edwards is presiand South Carolina is two dent of the Hendersonpercent lower. I believe Vance Chamber of Comthat situation hampers us in recruiting and retaining merce.

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NC Briefs Governor had no role in recruiting company headed to Durham RALEIGH (AP) — Gov. Beverly Perdue didn’t play a recruiting role with a Louisiana-based consultant moving to North Carolina because her son had been working with the company. Mutliple media outlets reported Tuesday that Perdue recused herself from dealing with Innovative Emergency Management, which announced Monday it was moving to Durham County and bringing 430 jobs. That’s because Perdue’s son, Garrett, works at a law firm that helped represent the outfit. Governor’s spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said the Commerce Department handled the recruiting to avoid a conflict of interest. Pearson said the governor typically gets involved in trying to lure a company at the request of Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco. The company could receive up to $9 million in state tax breaks.

NC community college re-examines campus ban on smoking NEW BERN (AP) — The tobacco-free campus policy at a North Carolina community college may be revised after complaints from neighbors that smokers are moving onto surrounding streets to puff away. The Sun Journal of New Bern reports that trustees at Craven Community College’s New Bern campus are meeting Tuesday to consider allowing a designated smoking area on the school’s grounds. College spokesman Sandy Wall said that people have been walking off campus to smoke in the neighboring woods or along the road where they’re putting themselves in danger from traffic. Trustees chairman Gary Baldree said some trustees want to keep the campus tobacco-free, while others want to create a designated smoking area. A statewide smoking ban takes effect in January.

ity rates for active duty Marines who served at the base during the years the water was contaminated. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry points out in its letter that it has the “responsibility to determine what public health studies and responses are warranted at Federal sites,” and that it is the Navy’s responsibility under the law to fund the studies. Earlier this month, North Carolina’s Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan were among four senators urging the Navy to fund the study. The Navy agreed in November to pay $92,000 for the reanalysis of a study looking at pregnancy issue like mean birth weight and preterm birth and almost $2 million for the completion of a water modeling project to determine how underground water flowed at the base and how toxins would have been introduced and spread.

More NC workers get fed subpoenas By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH — Federal investigators still want more answers about coastal real estate developments assembled by two brothers with ties to former Gov. Mike Easley and whether anyone made payoffs or gifts to state regulators. Three Department of Environment and Natural Resources employees have been subpoenaed to appear later this week before a federal grand jury, agency spokeswoman Diana Kees confirmed Tuesday.

CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) — The federal agency in charge of studying the effects of contaminated water on Marines and their families at a North Carolina base said critical gaps in funding still exist. The Department of the Navy and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry have been fighting for months over the funding of a mortality study at Camp Lejeune. In a letter Monday, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry argued that the study is “the most-time efficient” and valid method of determining the health effects. The study will determine if there are higher mortal-

left office 11 months ago, hasn’t been charged with any crimes, although a local prosecutor is examining whether he or others broke state laws based on evidence uncovered in a weeklong State Board of Elections hearing in October. Federal prosecutors want the employees, who could arrive at the Raleigh federal courthouse Wednesday at the earliest, to provide any documents on four developments put together by businessmen Gary and Randy Allen. Easley and his wife bought a lot in one of the developments — Cannonsgate in Carteret County — in 2005.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking information similar to what it asked for from six other current or former department employees served with subpoenas last month. “We will continue to cooperate fully with the federal investigation,” Kees said in an e-mail. The subpoenas served Dec. 8 upon Kim Colson, John Dorney and Jeff Schaffer represent the latest in dozens served this year by prosecutors wanting more details about a wide range of activities surrounding Easley, his wife and associates. Easley, a Democrat who

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Outcome of climate talks unclear COPENHAGEN (AP) — The success of the U.N. climate conference hung in the balance Tuesday as China and the U.S. deadlocked over whether Beijing will allow the world to check its books and verify promised cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Princes, presidents and premiers crowded into a vast hall for the formal opening of

Jetliner makes first test flight in Wash. EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing’s new 787 jetliner finally got airborne Tuesday, the long-delayed inaugural flight of the world’s first commercial plane mostly constructed from lightweight composite materials. The sleek jet lifted off from Everett’s Paine Field on a flight over Washington state, beginning an extensive testing program needed to obtain Federal Aviation Administration certification. The two-member crew performed a variety of basic system checks, including

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t a state dinner, and they didn’t crash it on purpose. Still, a Georgia couple who showed up at the White House a day early for a tour somehow wound up at an Struggling NC invitation-only breakfast with President Barack Obama and symphony says the first lady. It left the White show will go on House once again explaining how people who were not on CHARLOTTE (AP) an event guest list wound up — Leaders of the strugbeing ushered into the presigling symphony in North dential mansion anyway. Carolina’s largest city say The improbable adventure of Harvey and Paula they’re certain the show Darden, Obama supportwill go on next year. The Charlotte Observer ers from Hogansville, Ga., reported Tuesday the Char- took place on Veterans Day, two weeks before Virginia lotte Symphony, once in jeopardy of shutting down, socialites Tareq and Michaele Salahi infamously crashed the is now less than $100,000 Obamas’ state dinner for the away from its urgent fundraising target of $1.77 prime minister of India. The Dardens mistakenly million. showed up a day early for a The symphony’s executour scheduled through their tive director says if it can congressman. The White raise the final $100,000, House and Secret Service the nonprofit Arts & Sciboth said the Dardens went ence Council of Charlotte through the appropriate will come through with security screenings and were a $900,000 grant it had allowed into the breakfast as threatened to pull amid a courtesy because there were concerns about the orches- no public tours that day. tra’s viability. That explanation was Leaders say Wells news to Harvey Darden, 67, a Fargo’s $100,000 gift last retired pharmacist, who said week helped to boost local he and his wife never were confidence in the symtold about the breakfast. They phony. thought they were simply The symphony met its starting their tour until they yearly subscription ticket were ushered into the East sales goal of $1.3 million, a Room, offered a buffet spread $500,000 increase over last and told they’d be meeting the year. president.

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Zeb Vance Elementary School and E.O. Young Jr. Elementary School were officially honored at the 59th annual Conference on Exceptional Children in November at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. Representatives of the two local elementary schools were presented banners from officials with the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program through the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Zeb Vance Elementary received a banner in recognition of its selection as an “Exemplar School” for its outstanding use of school-wide PBS practices. Accepting the banner for Zeb Vance Elementary (above) at the conference were Sharon Hopper (left) and Tonya Moss (right). They are being presented the banner by Cory Watkins, regional director of the PBS program. E.O. Young Elementary was presented a banner as a “Model School” for its school-wide use of positive behavior reinforcement (below). Edna Bartley Hargrove, a teacher at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary (center) holds her school’s banner with help from teacher assistant Tiffany Brown (left in background) and two students. They presented their banner for review during the Nov. 9 meeting of the Vance County Board of Education. Zeb Vance and E.O. Young elementary schools have been selected for their recognitions based on their outstanding use of Positive Behavior Support in all aspects of the school setting, which includes while students are on school buses and at any time they are on school grounds both in and out of classrooms.

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High school students visit VGCC culinary program Students in the Culinary Arts program at Northern Vance High School got a taste of the next level of education in their field when they visited Vance-Granville Community College’s Culinary Technology program in November. VGCC’s two-year degree program, based at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, prepares students for entry-level professional positions in restaurants, hotels, catering operations, health-care facilities, schools and other institutions. Chef Ross Ragonese, head of the VGCC Culinary program, told the high school students about what the college offers. “There are many opportunities and paths available through the program, and it’s not limited to being a chef,” Ragonese said. “It’s a demanding but profitable field. There’s always demand, because everybody in the world needs to eat. And the more you know, the more you’re worth as a professional.” Students also heard from VGCC Dean of Business and Applied Technologies Bobby Van Brunt and from academic advisor Herbert Washington. Ragonese then led students on a tour of the kitchen, where they observed students in the Baking I class preparing pastries such as bear claws and beggars’ purses. They also sampled cinnamon buns the VGCC students had produced. The group of high school juniors and seniors, all of whom are in theirsecond year of culinary classes under the instruction of Julie Sokol, had the opportunity to ask questions of Ragonese and several VGCC students. NVHS students wanted to know

about the college students’ future plans, why they chose to go into the profession and the challenges of training in the kitchen. “When our students graduate, they are not yet chefs, but they are trained and on their way to becoming chef,” Ragonese pointed out. “There are no boundaries as far as opportunity in this profession, for both men and women.” He touched on the combination of science, art and passion that goes into cooking. Ragonese said that the VGCC program currently has 42 students, with approximately 10 students set to graduate next May.

Sokol said that the high school students benefit from classes that are practical and out of the ordinary, while also learning to take on the responsibilities involved in running a culinary operation. Students operate a café at Northern Vance that is open to the public for lunch once a week, similar to The Vanguard Café operated by VGCC students. Sokol thanked Ragonese for his hospitality and expressed hope that the two schools can work together closely in the future. For more information about the culinary program, call Chef Ross Ragonese at (919) 690-0312.

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Daily Meditation The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse. Matthew 1:1-5

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Budget cuts are hurting mentally ill The demand for services is increasing — the same services that are now limited or simply not available. It’s a recipe for disaster, and a disaster it is for many citizens who are mentally ill, addicted to drugs, depressed and abused in the Tri-County area and across our state. Mental health services were already reeling after a gross misuse of funds led to reductions in state funding. The state’s current fiscal crisis has made the situation go from really bad to even worse. The Five County Mental Health Authority — overseers of the providers of mental health services in Vance, Granville, Warren, Franklin and Halifax counties — is working with $2.5 million less in state funds this year. Published reports indicated this year’s budget approved by the legislature cut about $40 million, or 12 percent, in mental health treatment for people without other insurance. The FCMHA saw the state reductions coming in their budget preparation and tried to respond by giving priority to people with the most severe needs, making reductions that would have the least impact on essential services, and increasing the monitoring or organizations that provide services in order to maximize the use of resources. Those steps were probably helpful, but the funding cuts have been so severe, locals say there is now a longer waiting list for “consumers,” the name used to describe the people who need the services, and, they say, some services are simply not available now. Valerie Hennike, FCMHA director, said the local providers whose services are most needed are laying off workers and cutting salaries. When the misuse of state funds derailed the overhaul of how mental health services were delivered, the response was the drastic reduction of funding for community support services. Those services are an essential part of treatment and recovery, an employee of one of the mental health providers told the Dispatch recently. Anita Toney of Triumph, a provider with two offices in Henderson, said there are 33,000 recovering drug abusers, mentally ill patients and others in North Carolina in need of community support as they struggle to readjust to their communities. It’s not clear what support they are receiving now, if any. Triumph’s chief executive officer, Paul Campbell, said the response to the current economic crisis has been political, leading to those in need missing valuable clinical services they should be receiving. The result is an increase in hosptal emergency room calls for what are nonemergencies, more people entering the criminal justice system and, probably, more homeless people on the streets. Last year, the Five County Community Collaborative, an umbrella group for local human services organizations, was able to distribute $133,000 to more than two dozen schools, counseling agencies and organizations working with children and families. This year, the group has no money to distribute. The community support side of mental health services can have a tremendous effect on keeping people with severe mental illness out of the hospital, off the streets and out of our jails and court system. We need for Gov. Perdue and the General Assembly to act quickly to meet the needs of these most vulnerable citizens.

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Good riddance to uh-oh’s A few days from now and not a moment too soon, we say farewell to the Ohs. Once upon a time, it was common to debate names for this first decade of the new millennium. We’d seen the Gay ’90s, the Roaring ’20s, the Swinging ’60s, we’d endured the Me Decade, the Greed Decade, The War Years, and people wondered what nickname should be attached to the Ohs. Maybe you will agree it’d be fitting to call them the UhOhs. As in that interjection you mutter when the excreta hits the ventilation device, that word you whisper when the wheels come off the bicycle, that thing you say when things fall apart. The Ohs were a whole decade in which things fell apart — things you’d thought were built to last, things you depended on without having to think too much about them, things that were the very bones and core and soul and sinew of who we are. Or at least, of who we thought we were. Then democracy fell apart in a blizzard of hanging chads, a presidential election whose winner no one really knows to this day, a decision by the

Supreme Court that chose our 43rd chief executive. Our sense of security fell apart, foreign terrorists bringing their grievances to our shores in a spectacular fashion never seen before, proud towers disintegrating, an iconic building pierced, smoke rising above a Pennsylvania field, 3,000 Leonard people Pitts gone. American Tribune Media exceptionServices alism fell apart, our understanding of ourselves as history’s white hats and good guys crumbling under revelations of torture and malfeasance starkly at odds with that benign and reassuring self-image. Can-do fell apart, civilization fell apart, New Orleans drowning and its trapped people turning feral and mean while those whose job it was to rescue them bungled, bickered, pointed fingers and otherwise acquitted themselves with all the smooth efficiency

of the Keystone Kops. The economy fell apart, wealth disappearing, jobs vanishing, surplus shrinking to deficit, the nation in hock to China to bail out banks too big to fail and brother, can you spare a dime? Journalism fell apart, the very idea and ideal of authoritativeness and indisputability lost in a static of Tweets and blogs, of newspaper deaths, fair-and-balanced bias and competing truths. The world fell apart, glaciers turning to icebergs, icebergs turning to ice water, dire predictions of irrevocable change due to planetary warming caused by human behavior, the snows receding on Mount Kilimanjaro. On Nov. 19, 2004, basketball player Ron Artest ignited arguably the worst brawl in U.S. sports history when he went into the stands after a fan who’d pelted him with a cup of liquid. The resulting riot — players charging into the stands, fans rushing onto the floor, punching, stampeding, trampling — was so bad referees had to cancel the last seconds of the game. Five years later, it seems an apt metaphor for the age:

civilization suspended, words failing, angry people crossing lines never crossed before to fight one another just because. And yet, we’re still here, still standing. There is something to be said for that; it is no small feat to still be standing in times so tumultuous, times when the very bedrock of your identity wobbles like Jell-O. That was the Uh-Ohs and the best thing you can say about them is that they are almost over. We are people of an astounding capacity for resilience, redemption, renewal, reinvention. Change is our birthright — for proof, look no further than the new guy in the White House. So this era of hardship is finite by definition. This too shall pass away. Something to remember in the last minute of Dec. 31 as the clock ticks relentlessly toward the new, the next. A toast to give when you raise your glass high. Here’s to better days. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at lpitts@miamiherald. com.

Remembering the roots of Christianity on Holy Day As Christians look forward to celebrating Christmas, they can look to the life of Jesus as a model for their own lives. His life provided an example of what he expected of his followers, then and now. As a Jew, Jesus honored the Law of Moses, but he chastised the Pharisees, who placed the Law above charity. He made the hero of one of his parables David a SaI felt the way families must Irvine have felt back in the 1940s. They maritan, someone Daily Dispatch joined together in front of the a Jew Writer radio while performers painted would not vivid pictures in their imaginatouch. tion. Throughout his ministry, We enjoyed the old radio Jesus reached out to those who shows for a while. were overlooked or rejected We coaxed our grandmother by the community — lepers, into telling us stories of what sinners, nonbelievers. Jesus Christmas was like when she reached out to them and, was a child. more, embraced them. My mother got us to sing The Christmas season gives Christmas carols. us a chance to follow that exThe snow gave us humility. ample and reach out to others, Once humbled, the confinement not only by giving where there that had agitated us on the is need, but also by honoring drive to my aunt’s house had traditions that may be differallowed a serenity we forgot was ent from ours. Many of those traditions possible. share a common history with As our economy sputters, Christianity. The Christian, our families struggle and our Jewish and Muslim faiths all politicians seek to reshape our institutions, humility is what we sprang from Abraham. That single faith diverged later, and need most. the branches now celebrate Here’s a great place to start: their traditions and beliefs in * “God, grant us the serenity different ways. to accept the things we cannot In some instances, these change, the courage to change celebrations occur almost the things we can, and the wissimultaneously, as do Hanukdom to know the difference.” kah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. And so it is that I’m praying By recalling our common for a white Christmas. roots, can we Christians make certain that our Holy Day * The prayer mentioned is celebration does not inadveroften attributed to Reinhold tently minimize the imporNiebuhr. tance of those other traditions and beliefs? Tom Purcell, a humor columContact the writer at nist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, is nationally syndicated dirvine@hendersondispatch. com. exclusively by Cagle Cartoons.

Praying for a White Christmas The snow started coming down hard a few hours after we’d arrived. It was Christmas Eve 1976. We were 20 miles from home, visiting my mother’s sister at her home in the country. Earlier that evening, my mother, father, grandmother and sisters had piled into the station wagon to begin our trek. I was 14 then. My sisters and I were getting older – growing up. Only our youngest sister still believed in Santa Claus. Teenagers don’t much enjoy being stuck in a car together and the annoyance was clear. My father was in an unpleasant mood. His mother had died on New Year’s Day a few years earlier. He’d lost his father when he was only 3. The merriness of Christmas, which had come so easily when we were tots, was absent. Fortunately, when we arrived, there was a festive spirit in the air and holiday cookies — that always lifted my spirits. My mother had three sisters and two brothers. They had 26 children among them. My young cousins filled the house with excitement and joy. I joined my father and uncles, who talked about football, the automobile tires and the weather. I joined my mother and my aunts, who laughed aloud as they related stories about their children or their father or longlost relatives. Then the snow began. It came on thick and fast and my father, worried, soon urged us to get our things and get in the car. By the time we got onto the highway, the roads were blanketed and few cars were out. The thick snow deadened the sound of the tires.

It was as though we were in a sleigh gliding silently through the snow-covered countryside. The snow brought calm over us. Snow always does that. We humans like to think we have more control over our world than we do. The fact is we have very little control over most things. The snow makes us remember this. The snow makes us realize Tom how small we really are Purcell – how small Tribune Media our worries Services often are. My father turned on the radio and tuned in old-time radio broadcasts that one station plays every Christmas. Don Ameche and Frances Langford were performing “The Bickersons,” a 1940s show in which a married couple got into hilarious arguments. I remember one line in which the wife asked if he’d had breakfast and he said he just ate the oatmeal on the stove. “That isn’t oatmeal!” she said. “I’m wallpapering.” We laughed heartily at the performance – my father’s booming laugh most prominent of all.

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are in our 80s. For many years we used to entertain during the holidays. Now we wonder where all our former guests have disappeared to. Our annual parties grew to include more than 80 friends. Dinner was prepared by a chef; we had a bartender and a pianist. People said they looked forward to those gatherings year after year. We never expected anyone

DEAR ABBY: I work at a public library and live not far from where I work. A lot of people who use the library live in my apartment building and I run into them often. These people never hesitate to stop me when I’m clearly off the clock to ask me a slew of library questions. I confess I’m a bit of a doormat, and I’m afraid to ask them to leave me alone. Is there a way to tell those people to quit harassing me when I’m not working? I’d feel so much better about myself if I learned how. — THE ANSWER LADY DEAR ANSWER LADY: Look the person in the eye and say, “That may take some researching, but I’ll be glad to answer that when I’m at the library. Ask me then.” However, if you can’t find the courage to say this, then what you need more than an answer from an advice columnist is assertiveness training. A psychologist can give you a referral or some pointers. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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to entertain us in the same way, yet even being asked out for hamburgers would have been such a treat. Very few reciprocated in any way except to bring a few bottles of wine. We miss them and wonder if people realize that a simple get-together is always appreciated. — FOOD FOR THOUGHT, SPARKS, NEV. DEAR FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Some of the guests you entertained so beautifully may have been intimidated because it was done on such a grand scale. But if my mail is any indication, it also appears many people have “forgotten” that there is a social obligation that goes with accepting invitations, and that the guests must reciprocate with an invitation of some sort in return.

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DEAR ABBY: How do you explain to a man how uncomfortable hot flashes are? I’m a perimenopausal woman who has been married for 12 years to a sweet husband who loves to “snuggle.” But when I’m having a hot flash, the last thing I want is a warm body touching me. My husband thinks I’m “mean” and that I’m one of those “freaky females.” How can I make him understand that hot flashes happen, and that it should be OK for me to ask for some space until the feeling passes? — HOT FLASH HILDA DEAR HILDA: Start with the basics. Tell him Dear (if he hasn’t Abby already Universal Press noticed) that when Syndicate a woman experiences a hot flash, her skin suddenly feels intensely warm and she often begins to perspire — sometimes profusely. The feeling of heat can be so strong that some women suddenly remove their jackets, and others also feel an overwhelming urge to remove their jewelry. Fortunately, the feeling usually passes within a few minutes. If your husband doesn’t get the message, then preheat your oven to 450 degrees for 15 minutes, open the door and ask him to lean in. Ladies, have you anything to add?

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Ten years ago: Israel and Syria ended two days of inconclusive peace talks in Washington and agreed to resume early in the new year. A second day of torrential rains and mudslides plagued Venezuela’s Caribbean coast; the disaster left thousands dead. Five years ago: Britain’s highest court dealt a huge blow to the

Thought for Today: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — British science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke (born this date in 1917, died in 2008).

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Today’s Birthdays: Civil rights attorney Morris Dees is 73. Actress Joyce Bulifant is 72. Actress Liv Ullmann is 71. CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 68. TV producer Steven Bochco is 66. Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons is 65. Pop musician Tony Hicks (The Hollies) is 64. Pop singer Benny Andersson (ABBA) is 63. Actor Ben Cross is 62. Rock singer-musician Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 60. Rock musician Bill Bateman (The Blasters) is 58. Actress Alison LaPlaca is 50. Actor Sam Robards is 48. Actor Jon Tenney is 48. Actor Benjamin Bratt is 46. Country singer-songwriter Jeff Carson is 46. Actor Daniel Cosgrove is 39. R&B singer Michael McCary is 38. Country musician Chris Scruggs is 27. Actress Hallee Hirsh is 22. Actress Anna Popplewell is 21.

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On this date: In 1653, Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. In 1907, 16 U.S. Navy battleships, which came to be known as the “Great White Fleet,” set sail on a 14-month round-the-world voyage to demonstrate American sea power. In 1944, the World War II Battle of the Bulge began as German forces launched a surprise attack against Allied forces in Belgium (the Allies were eventually able to beat the Germans back). In 1950, President Harry S. Truman proclaimed a national state of emergency in order to fight “world conquest by Communist imperialism.” In 1976, the government halted its swine flu vaccination program following reports of paralysis apparently linked to the vaccine. In 1991, the U.N. General Assembly rescinded its 1975 resolution equating Zionism with racism by a vote of 111-25.

One year ago: President-elect Barack Obama announced his choice of Arne Duncan to be his education secretary. The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to authorize nations to conduct land and air attacks on pirate bases on the coast of Somalia. The Cleveland Clinic announced its surgeons had performed the nation’s first near-total face transplant on a severely disfigured woman. (The woman, Connie Culp, went public with her identity in May 2009.)

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Halladay-Lee four-team deal could get done today By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

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NEW YORK — The blockbuster trade sending Roy Halladay to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee to Seattle could be completed Wednesday, and it’s become a four-team swap that involves Toronto shipping a prospect to Oakland. The Blue Jays would send

Halladay and $6 million to the Phillies for three minor leaguers: catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right-hander Kyle Drabek and outfielder Michael Taylor. Philadelphia would also deal Lee to the Mariners for a trio of prospects: right-hander Phillippe Aumont, outfielder Tyson Gillies and right-hander Juan Ramirez. Toronto would then trade

Taylor to the Athletics for third baseman Brett Wallace, obtained by Oakland last July from St. Louis in the deal for outfielder Matt Holliday. Halladay would receive a $60 million, three-year contract extension through 2013 with the Phillies, a deal that would include a 2014 option. Details of the nine players involved in the swap of Cy Young

Bama has six named to AllAmerican team

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Duke’s Miles Plumlee and Gardner-Webb’s Auryn MacMillan battle for a rebound during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Durham.

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Scheyer leads No. 7 Blue Devils with career-high 36 By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer

DURHAM — Jon Scheyer scored 24 of his career-high 36 points in the first half to lead No. 7 Duke past Gardner-Webb 113-68 on Tuesday night. Scheyer was 11-of-13 shooting and hit a career-best seven 3-pointers while flirting with a triple-double for the Blue Devils

(8-1). Duke never trailed, broke the game open with a huge early run and shot 65.2 percent — 60.7 percent in the first half, when this one was decided. Auryn MacMillan scored 14 points and C.J. Hailey added 11 to lead Gardner-Webb (3-5). The Runnin’ Bulldogs turned it over 23 times and went more than 6 minutes without putting the ball

through the rim in losing their fifth straight. Andre Dawkins scored 16 points for Duke, and Miles Plumlee and Brian Zoubek scored 13 points apiece. Nolan Smith added 11 and Kyle Singler, playing through a sprained right ankle, also finished with 11 points — all in the second half. Please see DEVILS, page 3B

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Seminoles survive test from Georgia St. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said the time for ugly wins needs to end. The Seminoles (8-2) watched double-digit leads fade away in both the first and second halves on Tuesday night. Yet thanks to Solomon Alabi’s careerhigh 22 points, they held on to defeat Georgia State 62-55. Florida State led by as many as 17 points in the second half, but the Panthers (5-6) cut the Seminoles’ lead to four on Trae Goldston’s jumper with

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Alabama running back Mark Ingram runs for a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter of the Nov. 21 game against Chattanooga in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Heisman Trophy winner was one of six Alabama players selected as an AP All-American.

NEW YORK — Alabama will bring a lineup powered by a record number of AP All-Americans to the national championship game. Six players on the topranked Crimson Tide, including Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, made The Associated Press All-America team released Tuesday. Ingram was a unanimous choice, as was linebacker Rolando McClain. Defensive tackle Terrence Cody was voted to the team for the second consecutive season. Cornerback Javier Arenas, guard Michael Johnson and kicker Leigh Tiffin also were on the squad. Oklahoma twice (1987, 2003) had five first-team All-Americans, according to STATS. But no team has had more since 1964, when the AP started selecting both an offensive and defensive team. “I think having six Alabama players on the first team says a lot about all of the players on our entire roster and is an indication of the hard work we put in and the togetherness we have on this team,” Arenas said in a statement to the AP through the school. “You aren’t going to have six guys make first-team All-American unless your team is playing at a high level week in and week out. It’s a credit to our entire team and our coaching staff.” Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, the Heisman runnerup, and Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, fourth in Heisman voting, were also unanimous first-team AllAmericans.

Award winners, first reported by ESPN.com and prospectinsider. com, were confirmed by several baseball officials familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade was not yet final. Teams were still reviewing medical records and going through the final details.

1:43 remaining. Goldston’s jumper with 32 seconds left fell short and Florida State iced the game on the free throw line. “It was one of those games that would give you gray hairs, if I had some hair,” Hamilton said. With SEC foe Auburn visiting Thursday and a tough ACC schedule inching closer, Hamilton said the Seminoles were running out of opportunities to play poorly and still win. Florida State hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 22 seconds to win, but shot just 58.6 percent from the

line for the game and committed 19 turnovers. “One of the things that we’re fighting with this team is that we have not totally committed ourselves to executing within a system,” Hamilton said. “It’s not a selfish thing. We’re just making poor decisions.” The Seminoles stayed ahead thanks to Alabi’s command of the paint. Along with his careerbest scoring night, he tied a career high with six blocks and missed just one

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Georgia State’s Kevin Lott is double-teamed by Florida State’s Chris Singleton, right, and Deividas Dulkys durPlease see NOLES, page 4B ing the first half of Tuesday’s game in Tallahassee, Fla.

WASHINGTON — A Canadian doctor who has treated golfer Tiger Woods and many other pro athletes is under a joint U.S.-Canadian investigation for possibly providing performance-enhancing drugs, a U.S. official said. The official familiar with the investigation said Canadian authorities have been investigating Dr. Anthony Galea, who was arrested Oct. 15 in Toronto, and the FBI has been brought into the case. The official said Tuesday the investigation was being conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The official was not authorized to discuss the case and therefore spoke on condition of anonymity. The New York Times first reported on the investigation. Galea’s lawyer denied any wrongdoing at a news conference in Toronto on Tuesday. Attorney Brian H. Greenspan said he expects Galea will face three charges in Canadian court Friday, but said he was unaware of the FBI’s involvement. “He looks forward to being vindicated,” Greenspan said. “He’s a physician who has always engaged in lawful practices. He’s never been involved in any improprieties, any misconduct, any unlawful conduct.” Greenspan said one charge would be for conspiracy, with the other two coming under the Food and Drug Act and the Controlled Substances Act. He did not know the specific charges. “We can’t conceive of them being anything other than minor,” he said. RCMP spokesman Sgt. Marc LaPorte said Galea was arrested in October after a search warrant was executed at the Institute of Sports Medicine Health and Wellness Centre near Toronto. Greenspan said the investigation began when the doctor’s assistant, who often drove around Galea, was stopped at the Canada-U.S. border. Human growth hormone and Actovegin, a drug extracted from calf’s blood, were found in Galea’s bag in the car, The Times reported. Using, selling or importing Actovegin is illegal in the United States. Greenspan confirmed Galea has used HGH himself and prescribed it to non-athlete patients over the age of 40 to improve their quality of life, but said he has never given it to athletes. “It’s a therapeutic substance that extends life, and in his view the literature supports the prudent use of HGH in Please see CASE, page 4B


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Two-minute drill Jackson, Bobcats rally, end Knicks’ streak NHL Canes call up Dwyer, Rodney from minors RALEIGH (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes recalled forward Patrick Dwyer and defenseman Bryan Rodney from their AHL affiliate in Albany. The team on Tuesday said both players will be available for Wednesday night’s home game against Dallas. This marks Dwyer’s fourth call-up of the season. He averaged nearly 12 minutes of ice time in eight games. Rodney also is with the NHL club for the fourth time this year. He has two assists in six games while averaging roughly 18 1/2 minutes of ice time.

NFL Panthers place Otah on IR, sign OL Petitti CHARLOTTE (AP) — The hits keep coming for the injury-plagued Panthers. Carolina on Tuesday placed right tackle Jeff Otah on injured reserve and signed offensive lineman Rob Petitti. Otah tore the meniscus in his left knee Sunday against New England and becomes the 10th player to be lost for the season. General manager Marty Hurney says Otah will undergo surgery. His loss means Carolina will be without both starting tackles from the start of the season. Jordan Gross broke his leg last month. Inexperienced Geoff Schwartz will likely start at right tackle on Sunday against Minnesota. The 6-foot-6, 327-pound Petitti started all 16 games for Dallas as a rookie in 2005, but has in played only six games since with St. Louis and New Orleans.

Fitzgerald undergoes MRI, but says he’s ‘OK’ TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was to have an MRI on his injured right knee but he indicated on his Twitter account that he is “sore but OK.” Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt says that the MRI was a precaution and that he was encouraged that Fitzgerald was able to go back in the game after he was injured in Monday night’s 24-9 loss at San Francisco. Fitzgerald was hurt on the third play of the third quarter when the 49ers’ Dashon Goldson landed on his leg on a deep pass attempt. Fitzgerald was helped off the field, then went to the locker room. He returned to the game with 3:23 to play. The initial diagnosis was a sprained knee. Fitzgerald said on Twitter on Monday night that he was “sore but OK.” Asked again on Tuesday, he answered he was “sore but straight.”

College Football Maynor hired as coach at Winston-Salem WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — Connell Maynor has been hired to coach Winston-Salem State, taking over the program where he was an all-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association quarterback. Maynor was hired Tuesday after coaching quarterbacks and coordinating the offense at CIAA champion Fayetteville State. He replaces Kermit Blount, who stepped down last month after 17 seasons. Maynor played at Winston-Salem and North Carolina A&T for incoming Winston-Salem athletic director Bill Hayes, and was an all-CIAA player as a freshman in 1987 before transferring and becoming an all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player for A&T in 1990-91. Hayes called the hiring a homecoming for “one of its own family members.” Winston-Salem State is returning to Division II next season after financial problems ended its attempted move to Division I.

Richmond names Latrell Scott new coach RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Richmond has selected former Spiders assistant Latrell Scott as the new coach of its football program. Scott, 34, was introduced Tuesday at an afternoon news conference. He becomes the 34th head coach in program history, and takes over at a time when Richmond football may be at its highest point. The Spiders won the national championship for the first time last season, and advanced to the playoff quarterfinals this year, losing to Appalachian State in the closing seconds. Scott has never been a head coach, but is widely respected as a dynamic recruiter. He replaces Mike London, who left eight days ago to become head coach at Virginia.

Local Preps Wednesday, Dec. 16 Wrestling n Orange at Southern Vance 7 p.m. n South Granville at J.F. Webb 7 p.m.

Sports on TV Wednesday, Dec. 16 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. n ESPN2 — Wright St. at Mississippi St. 9 p.m. n ESPN2 — Ark.-Little Rock at South Alabama 11 p.m.

n FSN — Oklahoma St. at Stanford

NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. n ESPN — Dallas at Oklahoma City 10:30 p.m. n ESPN — Washington at Sacramento

By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE — Stephen Jackson scored 24 points and keyed a late comeback as the Charlotte Bobcats rallied to end the sloppy New York Knicks’ season-high four-game winning streak, 94-87 on Tuesday night. Gerald Wallace had 21 points and Raymond Felton scored 18, including two driving layups in Charlotte’s game-closing 15-2 run to snap a twogame skid. Despite a subpar game from ill leading scorer Al Harrington, the Knicks led by 12 late in the third quarter and 85-79 on Jared Jeffries’ layup with 3:58 left. New York managed one field goal the rest of the way and finished with 21 turnovers. Chris Duhon had 18 points for the Knicks but struggled to defend Felton down the stretch. Wilson Chandler and David Lee had 16 points apiece. The Knicks entered on their longest winning streak since they reeled off six straight in the 2005-06 season — one of the few bright spots in Bobcats coach Larry Brown’s lone season in New York. “I think back then and what the team is now, I

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Charlotte’s Stephen Jackson shoots over New York’s Jared Jeffries during the second half of Tuesday’s game in Charlotte. think they’re way ahead of the curve,” Brown said before the game. It didn’t look like it early on — or in their late meltdown. Flip Murray, who didn’t play in Charlotte’s overtime loss to Dallas

Saturday after a streak of poor shooting, shot just 2 for 11 against New York. But his 3-pointer with 1:57 left tied it. The Knicks then got sloppy, and Felton had consecutive drives past Duhon sandwiched

between Chandler’s hoop to put Charlotte up 89-87 with 39 seconds left. Jackson’s three-point play with 25.3 seconds left put it away, and Charlotte won despite committing 22 of the game’s 43 turnovers. Harrington was held to 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting after being a gametime decision. Coach Mike D’Antoni said Harrington, averaging 20.1 points coming in, had a virus and was vomiting before tipoff. Wallace took it to Harrington early, scoring 15 points in the first quarter by constantly beating the Knicks in transition after sloppy turnovers. But Boris Diaw picked up his third foul early in the second quarter and Charlotte’s shortage up front was exposed as Lee scored 10 points in the period to help the Knicks to a 47-46 lead. It took Diaw less than a minute to pick up his fourth foul to start the second half. He sat out the rest of the third quarter, and the Knicks built as much as a 12-point lead on consecutive layups by Duhon. Diaw was energized early in the fourth quarter and New York couldn’t hold on. Frustrated, D’Antoni could only watch as New York lost its fourth straight game to Charlotte.

Cowboys LB Ware feels better, hopes to play IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware said his sprained neck felt “100 percent better” on Tuesday but he did not practice and will undergo more tests before the team decides whether he will be available to face unbeaten New Orleans on Saturday night. Ware is supposed to have X-rays, an MRI and

other tests Wednesday to see if the swelling is gone and to make sure there are no problems. “If he’s cleared medically then he could play,” coach Wade Phillips said. “There’s a possibility that could happen.” Ware was already playing with a stress fracture in his foot and a chipped bone in his wrist when he rammed into the leg

of a San Diego lineman Sunday. He was immobilized on the field and taken to a hospital as a precaution. He had strength in his limbs before leaving the field. Ware leads the team in sacks, a category he led the NFL in last season with 20. If he can’t go, rookie Victor Butler would take

his place. Safety Ken Hamlin returned to practice after missing four games with an ankle sprain and “looks like he’s going to be ready to play,” Phillips said. Tight end Martellus Bennett is still having lingering effects from a concussion and already has been ruled out of the Saints game.

Big Ten evaluating expansion to 12 teams By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO —The Big Ten might be getting bigger. The league said Tuesday it will explore options over the next 12 to 18 months for expansion. Big Ten presidents and chancellors decided this month that the timing is right to study adding a 12th school. The Big Ten also looked at expansion in 1993, 1998 and 2003. Penn State was the last team to join in 1990, and Notre Dame rejected an offer in 1999. The league, whose offices are in suburban Chicago, said no action on expansion is expected soon. It said it hopes to gather information before engaging in formal discussions with any schools. The conference actually has 11 football teams, despite its name. “About every five years the Big Ten Conference explores the possibility of expansion,” Illinois athletic Ron Guenther said in an e-mail to the AP. “Any expansion of the conference would obviously have to be a good fit academically, geographically and financially. If the Big Ten does make a change, I hope it will be as successful as the addition of Penn State.” Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez last week told the university’s board that he thinks the conference is serious about adding a 12th team, though Delany as recently as March called expansion a “back-burner” issue. When Penn State came aboard, it was the first addition to the conference since Michigan State in 1949.

“With the changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics, now is a good time for the Big Ten to review its current structure and evaluate the potential for expansion,” Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said. He called the addition of the Nittany Lions a “home run.” Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said he’s supportive of the expansion study. The Buckeyes have won five straight Big Ten football titles. “If you look at the college landscape across the country, look at television contracts that are coming up over the next 5-8 years, this is probably the right time for us to see if there is there any value in trying to add a team or teams,” Smith said, without specifying schools that could be candidates. Notre Dame, with its campus in South Bend, Ind., and a football independent with a lucrative and exclusive TV contract, rejected an offer 10 years ago. Most of the school’s other athletic teams compete in the Big East. Earlier this year, Penn State coach Joe Paterno said he’d like to see Rutgers, Pittsburgh or Syracuse join the league. He was not in favor of extending another offer to Notre Dame. “There’s some pressure, I would suppose, to maybe go back to Notre Dame and ask again, which I would not be happy with,” Paterno said then. “I think they’ve had their chance.” Notre Dame officials did not immediately return a phone message left in the athletic director’s office Tuesday.

Paterno said a 12th team could ease scheduling difficulties and clear the way for a lucrative conference championship football game with maximum endof-the season exposure — like the ones now held by the SEC and the Big 12. “It would be a side benefit. It would not be a driver. If you look at all those contests, obviously the benefits are great,” Smith said. “The money’s not as big as what most people think. Because you share that in your conference and you pay the expenses associated with that game. So it’s not huge. But the publicity, the exposure, all those things, the experience for your kids, the experience for your fans, it’s pretty inspiring.” If there is a strong candidate for expansion, Commissioner Jim Delany will report to Michigan State president Lou Anna K. Simon, the chairperson of the league’s council of presidents and chancellors. “This process will allow the Big Ten to evaluate options, while respecting peer conferences and their member institutions,” the Big Ten said, adding the league would not comment until the council receives

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Delany’s recommendations and determines whether to proceed. University of Missouri spokeswoman Mary Jo Banken said the school hasn’t been contacted by the Big Ten. “Should there be an official inquiry or invitation, we would evaluate it based on what is in the best interest of MU, athletically and academically,” she said in an e-mail. Don Walsworth, a major donor to Missouri’s sports programs who was a member of the board that governs the university until earlier this year, said that, aside from a Big Ten television contract that allows more revenue sharing than the Big 12 deal, it makes little sense for Missouri to jump conferences. The school’s position in the geographic middle of the conference allows easy, relatively inexpensive travel, Walsworth said. Leaving behind rivals such as Kansas and big-time opponents like Texas would upset fans. “I think that they would be a little bit miffed if we had to start those traditions over again,” Walsworth said. “I like to play Oklahoma, I like to play Texas.” RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Tuesday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 7-9-3 Pick 4: 0-0-2-8 Cash 5: 2-3-6-9-32 These numbers were drawn Tuesday night: Pick 3: 8-1-7 Pick 4: 0-3-1-7 Cash 5: 5-17-20-21-25 Mega Mill.: 27-31-32-36-47 Mega Ball: 35


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Holmgren visits Browns for second straight day By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns may have finally found their leader. Former Seattle and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren, with one Super Bowl title and success brimming from his NFL resume, spent his second day meeting with Browns owner Randy Lerner about running the team’s football operations. However, as of Tuesday evening there was no indication of a deal. In an email to The Associated Press, Lerner suggested the sides were still talking but gave no specifics. Holmgren arrived Monday after being invited by Lerner, who wants to hire a proven executive to take over his team. The two met and had dinner with associates. Holmgren was back at the team’s facility in Berea, Ohio, on Tuesday along with agent Bob LaMonte. The length of Holmgren’s stay — and LaMonte’s inclusion — points to his strong interest in taking over the Browns, who have struggled since returning to the league as an expansion team in 1999. Cleveland has had four coaches, just two

COLLEGE FOOTBALL AP All-America Team

First team Offense Quarterback — Colt McCoy, senior, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, Texas. Running backs — Toby Gerhart, senior, 6-1, 235, Stanford; Mark Ingram, sophomore, 5-10, 212, Alabama. Tackles — Russell Okung, senior, 6-5, 301, Oklahoma State; Trent Williams, senior, 6-5, 318, Oklahoma. Guards — Michael Johnson, senior, 6-6, 305, Alabama; Mike Iupati, senior, 6-6, 330, Idaho. Center — J.D. Walton, senior, 6-3, 305, Baylor. Tight end — Aaron Hernandez, junior, 6-2, 250, Florida. Wide receivers — Golden Tate, junior, 5-11, 195, Notre Dame; Jordan Shipley, senior, 6-0, 190, Texas. All-purpose player — C.J. Spiller, senior, 5-11, 195, Clemson. Kicker — Leigh Tiffin, senior, 6-2, 212, Alabama. Defense Ends — Jerry Hughes, senior, 6-3, 257, TCU; Derrick Morgan, junior, 6-4, 272, Georgia Tech. Tackles — Ndamukong Suh, senior, 6-4, 300, Nebraska; Terrence Cody, senior, 6-5, 365, Alabama. Linebackers — Rolando McClain, junior, 6-4, 258, Alabama; Greg Jones, junior, 6-1, 228, Michigan State; Eric Norwood, senior, 6-1, 252, South Carolina. Cornerbacks — Joe Haden, junior, 5-11, 190, Florida; Javier Arenas, senior, 5-9, 198, Alabama. Safeties — Eric Berry, junior, 5-11, 203, Tennessee; Earl Thomas, sophomore, 5-10, 197, Texas. Punter — Drew Butler, sophomore, 6-2, 201, Georgia. Second team Offense Quarterback — Tim Tebow, senior, Florida. Running backs — Ryan Mathews, junior, Fresno State; Dion Lewis, freshman, Pittsburgh. Tackles — Bryan Bulaga, junior, Iowa; Chris Marinelli, senior, Stanford. Guards — Rodney Hudson, junior, Florida State; Mike Pouncey, junior, Florida. Center — Maurkice Pouncey, junior, Florida. Tight end — Dennis Pitta, senior, BYU. Wide receivers — Mardy Gilyard, senior, Cincinnati; Danario Alexander, senior, Missouri. All-purpose player — James Rodgers, junior, Oregon State. Kicker — Kai Forbath, junior, UCLA. Defense Ends — Von Miller, junior, Texas A&M; Brandon Graham, senior, Michigan. Tackles — Gerald McCoy, junior, Oklahoma; Jared Odrick, senior, Penn State. Linebackers — Pat Angerer, senior, Iowa; Brandon Spikes, senior, Florida; Sean Weatherspoon, senior, Missouri. Cornerbacks — Perrish Cox, senior, Oklahoma State; Kyle Wilson, senior, Boise State. Safeties — Taylor Mays, senior, Southern California; Rahim Moore, sophomore, UCLA. Punter — Zoltan Mesko, senior, Michigan. Third team Offense Quarterback — Kellen Moore, sophomore, Boise State Running backs — LaMichael James, redshirt freshman, Oregon; Jacquizz Rodgers, sophomore, Oregon State. Tackles — Dennis Landolt, senior, Penn State; Ciron Black, senior, LSU. Guards — Brandon Carter, senior, Texas Tech; Jeff Byers, senior, Southern California. Center — Chris Hall, senior, Texas. Tight end — Dorin Dickerson, senior, Pittsburgh. Wide receivers — Freddie Barnes, senior, Bowling Green; Demaryius Thomas, junior, Georgia Tech. All-purpose player — Dexter McCluster, senior, Mississippi. Kicker — Hunter Lawrence, senior, Texas. Defense Ends — Jeremy Beal, junior, Oklahoma; Brandon Sharpe, senior, Texas Tech. Tackles — Brian Price, junior, UCLA; Dan Williams, senior, Tennessee. Linebackers — Sergio Kindle, senior, Texas; Cody Grimm, senior, Virginia Tech; Navorro Bowman, junior, Penn State. Cornerbacks — Brandon Harris, sophomore, Miami; Alterraun Verner, senior, UCLA. Safeties — Tyler Sash, sophomore, Iowa; Mark Barron, sophomore, Alabama. Punter — Matt Reagan, senior, Memphis.

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Then-Seattle coach Mike Holmgren looks on during the second quarter of an Oct. 26, 2008 game against the San Francisco 49ers, in San Francisco. A person familiar with the meetings has told The Associated Press that Holmgren is visiting with the Cleveland Browns for a second day. winning seasons and one playoff appearance in 11 years. Browns coach Eric Mangini, whose future could hinge on whom the Browns hire, told WTAM that he met with Holmgren. “I have a ton of respect for Mike, and we’ll see where it goes,” Mangini told the club’s flagship radio station. “They are still in the early stages and everyone is getting to know each other.” Lerner has been solely focused on finding someone to fix his failing

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 34 23 10 1 47 111 88 New Jersey 31 22 8 1 45 91 68 Philadelphia 32 15 16 1 31 91 94 N.Y. Rangers 32 14 15 3 31 88 96 N.Y. Islanders 33 12 14 7 31 84 107 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 31 20 9 2 42 85 68 Boston 32 16 10 6 38 84 80 Ottawa 32 16 12 4 36 92 96 Montreal 34 15 16 3 33 88 99 Toronto 33 12 14 7 31 97 116 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 33 20 7 6 46 118 94 Atlanta 31 17 11 3 37 99 90 Florida 34 13 14 7 33 95 112 Tampa Bay 33 11 13 9 31 81 101 Carolina 32 7 19 6 20 77 117 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 31 20 8 3 43 92 67 Nashville 34 20 11 3 43 95 95 Detroit 33 17 11 5 39 92 89 Columbus 34 14 14 6 34 100 119 St. Louis 31 14 12 5 33 78 85 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 35 19 10 6 44 103 99 Calgary 33 19 10 4 42 96 81 Vancouver 33 19 14 0 38 104 85 Minnesota 33 16 14 3 35 86 94 Edmonton 32 15 13 4 34 98 100 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 35 21 11 3 45 107 104 San Jose 34 19 8 7 45 111 92 Phoenix 33 19 12 2 40 81 75 Dallas 32 14 8 10 38 93 94 Anaheim 32 12 13 7 31 91 103 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Atlanta 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, SO Nashville 5, Columbus 3 Toronto 3, Ottawa 2 Philadelphia 3, Boston 1 Florida 7, N.Y. Islanders 1 Detroit 3, Phoenix 2 Buffalo 4, Montreal 3 Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 1 Minnesota 2, Columbus 1 Nashville 7, Tampa Bay 4 St. Louis 4, Calgary 3 Washington at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Dallas at Carolina, 7 p.m. Montreal at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Montreal, 7 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 20 4 .833 — Toronto 11 16 .407 10 1/2 New York 8 16 .333 12 Philadelphia 6 18 .250 14 New Jersey 2 23 .080 18 1/2

franchise. Last month, he said he wanted to hire a “serious, credible leader” to run the Browns. Holmgren fits that bill. He appeared in 12 postseasons and three Super Bowls before stepping down after last season with more wins than any other active coach. The 61-year-old Holmgren, who for a four-season span served as Seattle’s coach and general manager, is a proven football authority. He took a sabbatical after the 2008 season to spend more time with his family. But Holmgren has been itching to get back into pro football, and the Browns would be a new challenge. He recently told a Seattle radio station he found Cleveland’s front-office job appealing. “There’s something in my personality, too, that taking on those types of projects, that kind of gets me going. But there’s a lot of work to do,” he said. “The important thing, going into any organization is that all of the principles, all of the decision makers are pointed in the same direction, with the same motives, the same desires, and then you have a chance.” Holmgren spent 10 years with Seattle and seven with the Packers, Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington

Southeast Division W L Pct GB 18 6 .750 — 17 6 .739 1/2 12 11 .522 5 1/2 10 13 .435 7 1/2 7 15 .318 10

Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Indiana Chicago

Central Division W L Pct GB 18 7 .720 — 11 11 .500 5 1/2 11 13 .458 6 1/2 8 14 .364 8 1/2 8 15 .348 9

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 18 7 .720 — Houston 14 10 .583 3 1/2 San Antonio 12 10 .545 4 1/2 New Orleans 10 13 .435 7 Memphis 10 14 .417 7 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Denver 18 7 .720 — Utah 14 10 .583 3 1/2 Portland 14 11 .560 4 Oklahoma City 12 11 .522 5 Minnesota 4 21 .160 14 L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Clippers Golden State

Pacific Division W L Pct GB 19 4 .826 — 17 8 .680 3 10 12 .455 8 1/2 10 13 .435 9 7 17 .292 12 1/2

Monday’s Games Orlando 106, Indiana 98 Philadelphia 117, Golden State 101 Boston 110, Memphis 105 Dallas 94, New Orleans 90 Denver 102, Oklahoma City 93 Minnesota 110, Utah 108 L.A. Clippers 97, Washington 95 Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 94, New York 87 Cleveland 99, New Jersey 89 Miami 115, Toronto 95 L.A. Lakers 96, Chicago 87 Houston 107, Detroit 96 Phoenix 116, San Antonio 104 Sacramento at Portland, 10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Utah at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Houston at Denver, 9 p.m. Washington at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Orlando at Miami, 8 p.m. New York at Chicago, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Acquired OF Juan Pierre and cash from the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named. DETROIT TIGERS—Named Andrew Graham minor league catching coordinator and coach for the Tigers (GCL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Philip Humber on a minor league contract. n National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Agreed to terms with LHP A.J. Murray on a minor-league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with OF Ross Gload on a two-year contract. Named Steve Henderson minor league outfield/ baserunning coordinator, Mark Parent manager of Lakewood (SAL), Dusty Wathan manager of Clearwater (FSL), Lance Carter pitching coach and Jorge Velandia coach of Williamsport (N.Y.-Penn) and Roly de Armas manager, Chuck Hernandez pitching coach and Donnie Sadler coach of the Phillies (GCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Named Dan Wolfert as general manager for Bradenton (FSL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms

leading them to a Super Bowl title in 1996. The Seahawks made the playoffs six times under Holmgren, including their only Super Bowl appearance when they lost to Pittsburgh to end the 2005 season. Last week he said he “absolutely” wanted to talk to Seahawks owner Paul Allen and chief executive Tod Leiweke about returning to the team, which relieved Holmgren of his GM duties after the 2002 season. Seattle is looking for a GM following Tim Ruskell’s resignation on Dec. 3, and Holmgren could be using the Browns as leverage to get a deal with his former team. As of Tuesday, the Seahawks were still in the process of what Leiweke last week called “a thorough audit” of the slumping team. They have not started the process of interviewing candidates — and Leiweke didn’t sound as if he was ready to instantly hand the job to Holmgren. “We’ve got time,” Leiweke said last week. “We’re going to be very, very careful going forward to ensure that we find just the right person to lead the organization. ... We’re going to find somebody that, we’re not going to join them, they’re going to join us.” with RHP Joel Peralta, RHP Logan Kensing, RHP Ryan Speier, C Jamie Burke, INF Pete Orr and OF Jerry Owens on minor league contracts. n American Association SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Signed RHP Aaron Cotter, INF Kyle Eveland and OF Beau Torbert. n Frontier League TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS—Signed INF Andrew Crisp. n Northern League JOLIET JACKHAMMERS—Named Bryce Florie pitching coach. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS—Assigned G Lester Hudson to Maine (NBADL). FOOTBALL n National Football League NFL—Suspended Minnesota LB Erin Henderson for four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. ATLANTA FALCONS—Placed WR Brian Finneran on injured reserve. Signed WR Troy Bergeron from the practice squad and WR James Swinton to the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Placed RT Jeff Otah on injured reserve. Signed OL Rob Petitti. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed LB J Leman from the practice squad and CB DeAndre Wright to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS—Signed RB Chauncey Washington from Dallas’ practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Released G Richie Incognito. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed LB Curtis Gatewood. Released OL D’Anthony Batiste. HOCKEY n National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled D Adam McQuaid and D Andy Wozniewski from Providence (AHL). Placed LW Milan Lucic on injured reserve. CAROLINA HURRICANES—Recalled F Patrick Dwyer and D Bryan Rodney from Albany (AHL). Announced G Michael Leighton has been claimed off waivers by Philadelphia. DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled D Doug Janik from Grand Rapids (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD—Recalled LW Robbie Earl and G Anton Khudobin from Houston (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Nick Spaling from Milwaukee (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS—Assigned F P.A. Parenteau to Hartford (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled F Josh Hennessy from Binghamton (AHL) on an emergency basis. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Recalled C Blair Jones from Norfolk (AHL). n American Hockey League AHL—Suspended Syracuse G Kevin Lalande for two games for his actions in a Dec. 12 game at Binghamton. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Suspended LW Dick Axelsson for leaving the team. HARTFORD WOLF PACK—Released F Andrew Carroll. n ECHL ECHL—Fined RW Dan Collins an undisclosed amount for his actions in a game against Gwinnett on Dec. 12. ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced F Matt Lowry has been recalled by Binghamton (AHL), D JeanFrancois David has been loaned to Springfield (AHL) and F Josh Aspenlind has been recalled by Lake Erie (AHL). LACROSSE n Major League Lacrosse BOSTON CANNONS—Claimed A Jake Beebe, M Nate Evans, D Patrick Gaffney, D James Guay and M John Ortolani from the league player pool. CHICAGO MACHINE—Claimed D Charles Billingsley, G Christopher Bluse, M Mark Bundra and D Ryan Covert from the league player pool. n National Lacrosse League TORONTO ROCK—Traded F Lewis Ratcliff, T Tyler Codron and A Joel Dalgarno to Washington for A Colin Doyle and a conditional 2012 second-round entry-draft pick. SOCCER n Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED—Signed MF Tiyi Shipalane. COLLEGE ARMY—Named Russell Payne men’s soccer coach. AVILA—Named Kevin Porter football coach. JAMES MADISON—Announced the resignation of women’s volleyball coach Disa Garner. NEW MEXICO—Named Brian Kortan men’s assistant golf coach. QUEENS, N.C.—Named Ryan Peffer men’s and women’s golf coach. RICHMOND—Named Latrell Scott football coach. WINSTON-SALEM STATE—Named Connell Maynor football coach.

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Duke’s Jon Scheyer shoots as Gardner-Webb’s Luke Engelken looks on during the first half of Tuesday’s game in Durham.

DEVILS, from page 1B But the Blue Devils ultimately didn’t need that much from their injured star in extending several long streaks at Cameron Indoor Stadium: they won their 74th straight nonconference game there, their 34th in a row at home against unranked teams and their 47th consecutive December home game. Duke was coming off a 10-day break between games for final exams and, with the university on break, had the unusual sight of a few scattered empty seats at the perpetually packed arena. But Scheyer and the Blue Devils clearly were on top of their game and didn’t get caught looking ahead to Saturday’s game against No. 15 Gonzaga at Madison Square Garden. The first meeting between the schools had all the makings of a mismatch. The teams had only one common opponent — Charlotte — with Duke routing the 49ers by 42 points roughly a month before they beat Gardner-Webb by 29. Thanks to Scheyer’s highlight-reel night, it was. He hit his first seven

shots, didn’t miss anything until he rimmed out a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the half, and nearly matched his previous career high of 30 by halftime. His contributions weren’t limited to scoring, either. The senior point guard added eight rebounds and nine assists, including a pretty behindthe-head feed on a fast break that led to a dunk by Mason Plumlee and, later, a behind-the-back pass to set up Singler for a three-point play. Duke all but ended this one by outscoring Gardner-Webb 30-10 during an 11-minute stretch of the opening half, a punishing run that started on Scheyer’s 3-pointer and ended when Smith’s free throw with 2:06 before halftime made it 47-26. Included in that burst was a stretch of 6-plus minutes in which the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ only points came when Miles Plumlee was called for goaltending Jonathan Moore’s layup. Moore and Grayson Flittner finished with 10 points apiece for Gardner-Webb, which has a total of 113 turnovers in its last five games, all losses.

ALL-AMERICANS, from page 1B Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was the AllAmerican quarterback, selected to the first team by a panel of 14 AP college football poll voters. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was a second-team choice. Boise State’s Kellen Moore was the third-team quarterback. McCoy finished third in the Heisman voting last weekend and was a second-team All-American last year. The senior was joined by his longtime pal and favorite receiver, Jordan Shipley, on the first team. Texas safety Earl Thomas gave the Longhorns three players on the first team, second only to Alabama. The Crimson Tide and Longhorns play in the BCS national championship game at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 7. Alabama safety Mark Barron made the thirdteam, giving the Tide seven players who received AP All-America honors. Texas put three players — kicker Hunter Lawrence, center Chris Hall and linebacker Sergio Kindle — on the third team for a total of six overall. Florida also had six players make the three teams, including cornerback Joe Haden and tight

end Aaron Hernandez as first-teamers. The SEC was the most represented conference on the first team, with 11 players, including Tennessee safety Eric Berry, South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood and Georgia punter Drew Butler. The Big 12 has seven first-team selections, including three of the five offensive linemen. The tackles were Oklahoma State’s Russell Okung and Oklahoma’s Trent Williams. Okung is projected to be a firstround draft pick in the NFL. “He’s definitely one of the best that’s ever played here, there’s no question,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said. Baylor’s J.D. Walton was the center. Completing the offensive line was Idaho guard Mike Iuapti. Notre Dame receiver Golden Tate and Clemson running back C.J. Spiller, selected as an all-purpose player, round out the offense. TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes was the lone representative on all three teams from the unbeaten and No. 3 Horned Frogs. Georgia Tech’s Derrick Morgan was the other defensive end.


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shot from the floor. Alabi was one of just two double-digit Florida State scorers, with freshman Michael Snaer adding 10 points. “When the game is on the line, I feel the team and the coaches believe in me,” Alabi said. “They trust in me. That gives me the confidence to step up and make the play.” The Seminoles raced out to a comfortable 15-point lead in the first half, outscoring the Panthers 19-2 over a 7:17 span. Yet Florida State

became a reserve again. teamROUNDUP in place,”121509: Pierre a contract extension with <AP>good BASEBALL Graphic looks at pitcher Roy Halladay’s career; includes Cliff Lee;been 3c x 3 accus1/4 inches; 146 mm x 83 mm; with Halladay, the 2003 AL said. “They’ve Philadelphia. BBO--Baseball Rdp; ED; ETA 4 p.m. </AP> Cy Young Award winto winning over thethat accompany “At no point did we Editor’stomed Note: It is mandatory to include all sources this graphic when repurposing it for four publication ner, had a 2.78 ERA in last or five years. I’m make any financial de- or editing 2008 and a 2.79 ERA last looking forward to getting mands or price him out of season in the American out there on the field on a the market, so to speak,” League, and will be exBraunecker said. “We were regular basis.” pected to allow even fewer The 32-year-old hit .308 in the very, very preruns in the NL, where liminary stages of negotia- with 30 stolen bases, 57 pitchers bat. runs and a .365 on-base tions.” His arrival figures to percentage in 145 games In a deal that was comstrengthen the Phillies to with the Dodgers last pleted, the Chicago White the detriment of their NL year, getting steady playSox acquired leadoff man East rivals, but weaken and left fielder Juan Pierre ing time when Manny and $10.5 million from the Ramirez was suspended 50 challenges to the World Series champion Yankees Los Angeles Dodgers for games for violating baseand Red Sox in the AL two players to be named. ball’s drug policy. Once East. “They already have a Ramirez returned, Pierre

CASE, from page 1B older people that enhances their general health,” he said. The FBI has opened an investigation based in part on medical records found on Galea’s computer relating to several professional athletes, people briefed on the inquiry told the Times on condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation. The anonymous sources did not disclose the names of the athletes, and Galea told the newspaper “it would be impossible” for investigators to have found material linking his athletes to performanceenhancing drugs. The Times reported

that Galea visited Woods’ home in Florida at least four times in February and March to provide plateletrich plasma therapy after his agents at International Management Group became concerned by the golfer’s slow recovery from June 2008 knee surgery. In an e-mail to the AP, agent Mark Steinberg said: “No one at IMG has ever met or recommended Dr. Galea, nor were we worried about the progress of Tiger’s recovery, as the Times falsely reported. The treatment Tiger received is a widely accepted therapy and to suggest some connection with illegality is recklessly irresponsible.” In the therapy, the

patient’s blood is drawn and put through a centrifuge that separates out the platelets, which are then injected into the area of the injury. The platelets contain growth factors that can heal tissue, said Dr. Allan Mishra, an orthopedic surgeon at the Stanford University Medical Center and one of the leading researchers in the field. Mishra said research is ongoing, but the therapy has proved successful at treating ailments such as tennis elbow. Starting Jan. 1, the World Anti-Doping Agency is banning the re-injection of platelets into muscles because that may aid in building muscles. But athletes can still

inject them into joints and tendons to help recovery from injury if they follow procedures to declare the use to WADA. Woods announced Friday that he was taking an indefinite leave from golf to concentrate on his marriage after he admitted to marital infidelity. Greenspan suggested his client’s case was receiving outsized attention because of the scandal swirling around Woods. “It’s tragic that it happens to come unfortunately at a time when one of his patients is suffering through a media frenzy, which as a result has put him in the eye of the storm as well,” he said.

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Serves 8 2 frenched racks of lamb 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt Rack of Lamb Pecan Crusted 3 tablespoons coarse grain mustard With Rosemary Balsamic Sauce 2 cloves minced garlic 3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs Serves 8 3/4 cup toasted and chopped pecans frenched racks of lamb 4 2tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided tablespoons 4 2ounces semi-softolive goatoilcheese, crumbled 1 1cupteaspoon balsamicsalt vinegar tablespoons coarse grain Preheat 3oven to 425°F. Rub lamb withmustard oil and salt. Place in a roasting2pan, fat side down.garlic Roast 8 minutes. Turn and continue cloves minced roasting oven, leaving oven on. 3/48 minutes. cup freshRemove bread from crumbs Combine mustard, bread crumbs, garlic, pecans, 2 tablespoons 3/4 and cupgoat toasted andSpread chopped rosemary, cheese. overpecans lamb. Return to oven chopped rosemary, dividedfrom and cook4 15tablespoons minutes, until crust isfresh golden brown. Remove ounces semi-soft goatwarm. cheese, crumbled oven and4 cover with foil to keep In saucepan, combine balsamic 1 cup balsamic vinegar vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons rosemary and let simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or Preheat oven to 425°F. Rub lamb with oil and salt. Place in a until reduced to half. roasting pan, side down.chops Roastand8 minutes. Turnover and chops. continue Slice lamb intofatindividual drizzle sauce Serve with 8roasted butternut squash. roasting minutes. Remove from oven, leaving oven on.

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1/21 teaspoon cup juice kosher from 2 lemons salt 2 ounces red wine vinegar Mix1/2 all marinade ingredients together and rub over bunch parsley chopped lamb.4Marinate in fridge. ounces overnight extra virgin olive oil Salt andtopepper Preheat oven 375°F. to taste 1/2 pound cheeserack (coarsely crumbled) Place lamb onfeta roasting in a roasting pan. Roast In a bowl mix together all ingredients cheese. lamb for approximately 2 hours and 20except minutes or Add cheese at thetemperature end. until the internal reaches desired doneness.

Once lamb is removed from oven, let it rest for 15 minutes. Slice to desired thickness and top with feta vinaigrette. Serve with roasted fingerling potatoes and green beans.

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cup juice from 2 lemons ounces red wine vinegar bunch parsley chopped ounces extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 pound feta cheese (coarsely crumbled) In a bowl mix together all ingredients except cheese. Add cheese at the end.

American Lamb Lollipops With Minted Tomato Sauce Serves 8 1/2 cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 frenched racks of lamb Combine mustard, balsamic vinegar, oil, rosemary, garlic and salt. Place lamb in a roasting or sheet pan with the ribs curving down, and American Lamb Lollipops With toMinted coat the tops with mustard mixture. Allow stand forTomato 1 hour at Sauce room temperature. Serves 8 Preheat oven to 450°F. 1/2 lamb cup Dijon Roast for 20 mustard minutes. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil. Allow balsamic to sit for 15 minutes, then cut into individual 1 tablespoon vinegar ribs and with sauce. 2 serve tablespoons olive oil

Combine mustard, bread crumbs, garlic, pecans, 2 tablespoons rosemary, and goat cheese. Spread over lamb. Return to oven and cook 15 minutes, until crust is golden brown. Remove from oven and cover with foil to keep warm. In saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar and remaining 2 tablespoons rosemary and let simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until reduced to half. Slice lamb into individual chops and drizzle sauce over chops. Serve with roasted butternut squash.

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Minted Tomato Sauce 1 clove garlic, crushed with a little salt 1/4 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 to 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 to 3 tomatoes, crushed 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped mint Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend for 1 minute.

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American Lamb Roasts for Holiday Entertaining

Perfect for relaxed entertaining, American Lamb roasts make a great holiday meal for sharing with family and friends. Nothing could be easier than roasting lamb. While lamb roasts need to cook slow and low, they take very little preparation time, allowing you to spend time with your guests while the lamb cooks to perfection! Leg of lamb is a popular and traditional roast and is readily available at most grocery stores during the holidays. Shoulder roast and boneless loin roasts are also great options but may need to be special ordered by your grocery store or butcher. Tips American Lamb Lollipops With Minted Tomato Sauce Let the lamb roast rest for 10 to 15 minutes until the internal temperature reaches the ideal temperature. A cooling period will allow the meat’s juices to settle and make carving easier. American Roasts Serve lambLamb roasts family style with carved, sliced meat arranged on a large platter with fresh herbs and for Holiday Entertaining roasted vegetables. Perfect for relaxed For more recipes entertaining, and cooking American informationLamb visit roasts make a great holiday meal for sharing with family and americanlamb.com.

friends. Nothing could be easier than roasting lamb. While lamb roasts need to cook slow and low, they take very little preparation time, allowing you to spend time with your guests while the lamb cooks to perfection! Leg of lamb is a popular and traditional roast and is readily available at most grocery stores during the holidays. Shoulder roast and boneless loin roasts are also great options but may need to be special ordered by your grocery store or butcher. Tips Let the lamb roast rest for 10 to 15 minutes until the internal temperature reaches the ideal temperature. A cooling period will allow the meat’s juices to settle and make carving easier.


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Horoscopes ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get involved in conversations or events that will help you gain experience, information or knowhow. Love is in the stars and an interesting encounter will develop into something greater if you frequent old familiar places. 5 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Hold on to your money. Just because you see something that someone might like doesn’t mean you have to purchase it. Impulsive purchases will cause stress later on when you are short of cash. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Open your home to friends and colleagues who share some of your interests. Creative ideas put into practice at home and work will bring you greater opportunities and a partnership that enables you to pursue important goals. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t give in to anyone trying to push you to take on responsibilities that don’t belong to you. Speak up and let everyone you have to deal with know you will not deviate for someone else’s gain. 3 stars LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Watch your back. Not everyone will be on your side or willing to do for you what you would in return. Love is on the rise and there can be a happy ending to a stressful day. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t leave anything to chance. You have to take charge and follow through with your plans. Accomplishment can be yours but not if you let emotional matters escalate and stand in the way of your productivity. 5 stars LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):

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Avoid pushy people trying to get you to do things you don’t want to do. Keep busy traveling or shopping. It will be much easier to buy your way out of a situation than to talk your way out. 4 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put things aside that aren’t working for you. Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t have the vision to give you proper advice. It will take a creative person to recognize your potential. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put your personality, skills and experience to work for you and you will find financial success when and where you least expect. Talks may be limited if you aren’t willing to speak from the heart. A deal you’ve been working on will pay off now. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may have plenty of information but to dole it out for free is not the answer. Bide your time and make what you have to offer worth something. Don’t share information regarding your financial position until you have stabilized your situation. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Impress someone you want to get to know better by offering assistance or volunteering for a cause. Love is in the stars and a change you make to your place of residence or your everyday routine will enhance a relationship that means a lot to you. 4 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t fall for compliments or offerings that are just a ploy to get your attention. Change may be tempting but it isn’t likely to fix any existing problems. Face facts and deal with issues head-on. 2 stars

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to perform the stipulation and agreements therein contained and, pursuant to demand of the owner and holder of the secured debt, the undersigned substitute trustee will expose for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at the county courthouse of said county at 11:30 AM on December 29, 2009 the following described real estate and any other improvements which may be situated thereon, in Vance County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being Tract 6 as appears in Plat Book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tâ&#x20AC;?, Page 998, in the office of the Register of Deeds of Vance County, and being further described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at a point derived as follows: From a PK over an 18-inch RCP situate in the centerline of Forest Hills Road (State Road 1425), proceed North 33 degrees 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 21â&#x20AC;? East 26.99 feet to an existing iron pipe situate in the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road; thence proceed, North 66 degrees 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 11â&#x20AC;? West 399.97 feet to an existing iron pipe, which said existing iron pipe is situate in the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road at the common southeastern corner of

the property hereinafter described with the southwestern corner of the property or Thomas W. Smiley, Jr. (Book 638, Page 179; Tract 7, Plat Book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tâ&#x20AC;?, Page 998), the point and place of beginning. From said point and place of beginning, leave the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road and proceed along the common boundary of the property herein described with the property of Thomas W. Smiley, Jr. (Book 638, Page 179; Tract 7, Plat Soak â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tâ&#x20AC;?, Page 998) North 23 degrees 31â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 06â&#x20AC;? East 843.00 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence proceed along the common boundary of the property herein described with the property of Lucinda B. Gray (Book 257, Page 296) South 66 degrees 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 25â&#x20AC;? East 399.56 feet to an existing iron pipe; thence proceed along the common boundary of the property herein described with the property of Horace E. Falkner III (Book 488, Page 168; Tract 5, Plat Book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tâ&#x20AC;?, Page 998) South 23 degrees 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 19â&#x20AC;? West 827.00 feet to an existing iron pipe, which said existing iron pipe is situate in the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road; thence proceed along the northern margin of the right of way of Forest Hills Road North 66 degrees 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 44â&#x20AC;? West

399.74 feet to the point and place of beginning containing 7.34 acres according to survey and plat entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Survey for Bobby W. Rogersâ&#x20AC;? as prepared by Cawthorne & Associates, RLS, PA, dated September 20, 1985, as revised August 10, 1989, February 3, 1992, and April 28, 1993. And Being more commonly known as: 416 Forest Hills Dr, Henderson, NC 27537 The record owner(s) of the property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds, is/are James Bradshaw and Sharron Bradshaw. The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS IS, WHERE IS.â&#x20AC;? Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale. Any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. This sale is

made subject to all prior liens and encumbrances, and unpaid taxes and assessments including but not limited to any transfer tax associated with the foreclosure. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. This sale will be held open ten days for upset bids as required by law. Following the expiration of the statutory upset period, all remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Failure to remit funds in a timely manner will result in a Declaration of Default and any deposit will be frozen pending the outcome of any re-sale. Special Notice for Leasehold Tenants: If you are a tenant residing in the property, be advised that an Order for Possession of the property may be issued in favor of the purchaser. Also, if your lease began or was renewed on or after October 1, 2007, be advised that you may terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. You may be liable for rent due under the agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The date of this Notice is November 24,

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CITY OF HENDERSON Meter Reader Finance/Water Distribution This is responsible work reading utility consumption meters and responding to customer service calls. Work involves accurately entering readings into handheld device, inspecting meters for tampering, irregularities, and malfunctions, and repairing leaks. Work involves walking long distances in all weather conditions, uncovering meters, exposure to wires, and dealing with the public when entering private property. Accurately reads utility consumption meters. on assigned route; walks long distances to meter locations in various weather conditions; locates and uncovers meters as necessary; enters private property; reads consumption by recording meter numbers into handheld device. Locates new meters and streets; opens and closes water lines for new customers and cutoffs; closes water lines for delinquent paying customers. Minimum Requirements of Work: Possession of a high school diploma; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the knowledge, ability and skill to perform this job.

Salary Range: $21,169 to $31.753. Qualified applicants may pick up an application at City Hall 134 Rose Avenue or visit our website at www.ci.henderson. nc.us and follow the job opportunities link to print an application. You can mail your completed application to City of Henderson PO Box 1434 Henderson, NC 25736 You may also turn in your application at City Hall.

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

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2008 Bowflex Blaze exercise equipment w/extra attachments $450 neg. 252-432-4938 Baby changing table/dresser. Chest of drawers. Maple hard veneer wood/cherry finish. Asking $350. 20’’ box TV. No remote Asking $30. Call between 5pm-9pm 252-492-4996

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Dining room table w/6 Windsor chairs. Solid oak. 48” round. Sunburst design. Opens to 72” oval. Ball & claw pedestal. A-1 condition. $450 or best reasonable offer. 252-492-1960

Aluminum, Copper, Scrap Metal&Junk Cars Paying $75-$175 Across Scales Mikes Auto Salvage, 252-438-9000.

Fur Real Pony S’mores New. Still in box. Cost $300. Will sell for $200 OBO. 252-432-4938.

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Home gym. Weider System 3 Cross Trainer 7 exercising functions Good condition. $75 919-690-2599 Mink stole $45. 2 sz. 14 white wool suits $18 ea. 3 blazers $10 ea. Party clothes, large & med. size. 252-489-4541. Monte Carlo & Plein Air picture frames. Variety of sizes. Serious inquiries only. 252-436-0005.

Tim’s Scrap Hauling Buying Cars Paying up to $125 Same Day Pick-up 919-482-0169 Tom Cat’s Auto

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1203 Coble Blvd. 2BR, 1BA. No pets. Ref. & dep. $595/mo. 252-4388082 for apps.

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2BR, 2BA apt. $550/ mo. 1BR apt. $375/mo. 2BR MH $300/mo. Ref. & dep. 252-438-3738

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

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

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1999 16x80 3BR, 2BA. Like new. Cash only! I also buy SWs. Bobby Faulkner 252-438-8758 or 252-432-2035 $8000 Gov’t Tax Credit No Money Down Gov’t Loans w/your land or ours (WAC). Home only loans, too. For an application or an appointment, call 336-634-1220 AAA

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

$800/day (potential)? Your own local route. 25 Machines and Candy. All for $9,995. 1-888-7533458, MultiVend, LLC. ANTIQUE VENDORS Wanted. New mall in Henderson. Call for details. 252-572-4646

2BR, 1BA. 2 car garage. Gas heat. 118 W. Rockspring St. $295/ mo. 252-430-3777.

LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We buy or market development lots. Mountain or Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, AL, GA and FL. Call 800-455-1981, Ext.1034.

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2BR, 1BA. 1002 Beacon Ave. $465/mo. 252-430-3777.

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

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Vans White Ford high top conversion van. 1993. 1 owner. Shed kept. Power everything. Rear heat & air. Electric bed. New tires. Excellent condition. $3400 neg. 252-438-4369.

322 John St. 2BR. Stove, fridge, washer & dryer. A/C & gas heat. Ref. & dep. $600/ mo.252-492-0743

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327 Whitten Ave. 2BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $485/mo. 252-492-0743.

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406 Roosevelt. 1BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $415/mo. 252-492-0743. 452 Ford St. 1BR. Central air/heat. Stove & fridge. Ref. & dep. req’d. $415/mo. 252-492-0743.

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Salary: $23,808 DOQ Close Date: Open Until Filled

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Submit a Vance County application to Vance County Human Resources as directed on application. A county application is available at www.vancecounty.org. Vance County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Rustic 2BR, 1BA. Zeb Vance area. No pets. $375/mo. + dep. 252-438-6578. Watkins Community. 3BR, 2.5BA. Wood stove. Full basement, garage, all appliances. 1 mo. sec., ref., ONE YEAR LEASE. Serious inquiries only. $1050/ mo. 252-432-2974. Watkins Community. Secluded 2BR brick, all appliances, garage, laundry room. 1 YEAR LEASE. Serious inquiries only. $800/mo. + sec dep. 252-4322974

Vision Vitality Variety The County of Vance has the following immediate opening: Vance County Fire & Ambulance

Paramedic/Firefighter Currently seeking motivated individual to fill Paramedic position to respond to emergency & non-emergency calls. Prospective applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal & driving record check & assessment center evaluation that includes skills testing & oral boards prior to an offer of employment. Education/Experience: High school diploma, current NC EMTParamedic certification w/adequate continuing education hours. BCLS, ACLS, PALS/PEPP, PHTLS/BTLS certifications required. Minimum 1 year field experience as an EMT-Paramedic. Firefighter credentials are a plus. Valid driver’s license required.

If you are unable to hold your yard sale because of the rain, we’ll advertise it again for

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6 LINES 3 DAYS $12.50

304 S. Chestnut Street, Henderson, NC 27536

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Salary: $29,664 DOQ Close Date: Open Until Filled Submit a Vance County application to Vance County Human Resources as directed on application. A county application is available at www.vancecounty.org. Vance County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Yard Sale ads must be prepaid. We accept Visa and Mastercard over the telephone or you can stop by our office to pay by cash. Deadline 10:00 a.m. Wednesdays.


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The Daily Dispatch - Wednesday, December 16, 2009  

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