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Area bridges remain closed By DISPATCH STAFF

The Harry Davis Road bridge over Grassy Creek in northern Granville County remains closed because of high water at the John H. Kerr Reservoir, the N.C. Department of Transportation said. The bridge connects motorists with the Grassy Creek Recreation Area and Mecklenburg County, Va. The bridge was closed Tuesday. Additionally, two bridges in northern Vance County — one on Nutbush Road, the other on Jacksontown Road — have been closed since Sunday because of high water, NCDOT said. Send comments to news@ hendersondispatch.com.

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Deaths Bullock Robert L. Williamson, 63 Henderson Marvin E. Faulkner Jr., 84 Daisy Ross Hunt, 77 Oxford Jerry E. Johnson, 76

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A 34-year-old Norlina man received a 55-month prison sentence Dec. 11, when he pleaded guilty in Federal Court to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. When Henderson Police officers arrested Ronald Keith Hargrove Hargrove on some outstanding warrants on Nov. 28, 2008, they charged him with having a .45-caliber handgun with him at the time. Through the work of the police department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Hargrove

Southerland tract attracts another offer By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

by holdover Commissioner Walter Cantley. New Commissioner Ron Bullock, who was appointed to the committee, was in attendance Wednesday, along with holdover Commissioner and Property Committee Chairman Bob Williford, new Commissioner and Finance Committee Chairman Danny Currin and City Manager Mark Donham. Thomas, at an Oct. 1, 2008, joint meeting of the commission’s property and public works committees, said estimates from Dewberry that showed engineering work at the junction of Goshen and Cherry would cost approximately $19,000 and that construction would cost ap-

The counteroffer is now $155,000 for the Southerland’s Mill Pond tract in the southeastern part of Vance County. State Rep. Bill Faison, D-Orange, submitted a bid Monday, topping a Dec. 1 bid of $147,050 by Robert Southerland, a former city councilman and whose family once owned the property. Faison’s counteroffer means another 10-day bidding process will start. City Clerk Pam Glover said an official notice is expected to be in the Dispatch by Saturday, with the bidding deadline being 5 p.m. Dec. 29. The city acquired the Southerland’s Mill Pond tract in 1952 for $51,000. The council approved a resolution July 27 stating the city’s intent to sell the land, with Garry Daeke casting the lone no vote. Daeke dissented about the municipal government selling land at $8,000 less than what the city paid more than a half-century ago. Daeke was referring to Southerland, who made the first offer, which was $43,000.

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The worst of winter is headed this way. A team from the North Carolina Department of Transportation pretreats Chestnut Street Thursday with salt brine in anticipation of winter weather Friday and Saturday across the Tri-County area. The salt brine is applied to the road surface to prevent the formation or development of bonded snow and ice for easier removal. The area is under a winter storm advisory from noon today until 7 p.m. on Saturday. Freezing rain and sleet are possible after midnight today, with snow and sleet accumulating about an inch. Additional accumulation of snow on Saturday is possible.

Storm water control could cost more ‘Modest increase’ of dollar a month would help pick up pace of studies, projects By WILLIAM F. WEST Daily Dispatch Writer

OXFORD — Residents could be paying $1 a month more in the amount they pay for storm water control efforts. City Public Works Director Larry Thomas said the Dewberry engineering firm of Raleigh is recommending a “modest increase” in the anti-pollution component of Oxford ratepayers’ bills. Thomas is specifically recommending the $1 a month increase, to take effect in Fiscal Year 2010-2011 if approved by the City Commission.

Thomas, at a Wednesday meeting of the commission’s Public Works Committee, said he and Dewberry representatives want to talk with the committee because “we’d like to see some acceleration of some of these storm water studies and these storm water projects.” Goshen Street and the junction of Goshen and Cherry Street remain prone to flooding and there are drainage problems along Maluli Drive at the southeastern edge of the city and along Country Club Drive at Quail Ridge Road near Thorndale Country Club, Thomas said. “At some point in time between now and budget time we’ll be coming back to you, talking about storm water,” Thomas told the committee. The committee is now chaired

Hughes cleared, intends to file for commission

Vance panel likes leasing land to school

By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

By AL WHELESS Daily Dispatch Writer

Only hours after a Craven County District Court judge cleared the way Thursday for Scott Hughes to join the army, the Vance Commissioner said he might not. During a telephone interview, Hughes added that he still intends to file in February to run for a second term representing District 7 on the Board of Commissioners. He is considering “other opportunities,” instead of going to OfHughes ficer Candidate School, according to Hughes. The judge dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Hughes. The warrant had been taken out on Sept. 21 by Russell Railnear of Havelock. He had accused Hughes — who was arrested in Henderson on the warrant on Oct. 10 — of sending a threatening e-mail to his Facebook page. According to a spokesman for the Havelock Police Department, Railnear told officers he had met Hughes’ estranged wife “at school.” Railnear had also mentioned to police, the spokesman said, that

Property Committee members will recommend Jan. 4 that Vance Commissioners lease about two acres off Old County Home Road to the Henderson Collegiate Charter School. In return for the temporary site that would allow classes for 100 freshmen to begin next August, the school would pay the County $1 a year for three years. Charter School officials who met Thursday with the Property Committee included: Nancy Jo Smith, chairwoman of the board of directors; Dr. Cornelius Cathcart, a board member; and Eric Sanchez, co-founder and school planner. A special use permit for education is needed from the Board of Adjustment to operate the school on Health Center Road. The property is zoned Office & Institutional. Sanchez said the school

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Keeping kids safe Lt. Irvin Robinson and SPO Angela Feingold, above work on assembling a toddler car seat during a Safe Kids child safety seat inspection in the Compare Foods parking lot Thursday afternoon. Below, Feingold straps Shymere Puryear and his booster seat into his mom Celcia’s car.

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Mark It Down Today Flu clinic — The health departments in Vance and Granville counties will be holding H1N1 flu clinics on Friday afternoons from 1-4 p.m., except for Dec. 25, while supplies last. The vaccine is free. The health department also has a limited supply of seasonal flu vaccine for individuals 6 months of age and older. The charge for the seasonal flu vaccine is $32. The pneumonia vaccine is also available for individuals over 65 years of age at a cost of $50. Medicare Part B (red, white, and blue card), Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Wellpath insurance plans are accepted for immunizations. Please contact the Granville County Health Department at (919) 693-2141 or the Vance County Health Department at (252) 492-7915 for more information. ‘Look Good’ class — Granville Health System, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, is offering a free two-hour class entitled “Look Good … Feel Better” for women of all ages who are currently undergoing chemotherapy. Tips on makeup, turban or cap wear, and wig care will be among the topics covered. The class meets from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Specialty Clinic at the medical center. Makeup and supplies are provided free of charge. Participants do not need to be receiving their chemotherapy treatments at Granville Specialty Clinics to attend. However, space is limited and advance registration is required. For additional information or to sign up for the class, call Granville Health System Specialty Clinics at (919) 690-3210. ‘Messiah’ concert — The Concert Singers of Cary will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at 8 p.m. in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium at Louisburg College. Admission is free, but those attending are asked to bring a canned food item for the local food bank. For more information, call 1-866773-6354. Weight loss group — TOWN (Take Off Weight Now), a non-profit weight loss group, will meet at Aycock Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Saturday Dee’s Music Barn — Dee’s Music Barn, 3101 Walters Road, Creedmoor, will be featuring James Potreat and The Ace In The Hole Band at 7 p.m. For more information, call (919) 528-5878. Ridgeway Opry House — Performing this week are Julia Morton, Joyce Chisenhall and Matt Nelson with guest bands Tri- County Band and Classic Country. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m.

Monday NARFE meeting — The National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter #28 will hold its annual Christmas gift meeting at the Dabney Drive Restaurant at 9 am. Federal active and retired employees are encouraged to attend and bring a wrapped Christmas present ($10 and under). There will also be a talk on preventing falls.

Tuesday Workshop — The Warren County Extension Center, in conjunction with the Warren Family Institute and the Warren County Schools, will host a workshop entitled “Holiday Safety and Encouraging Academic Success” at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be Lorrie Crawley, director of New Beginning Daycare in Warren County. Free turkey and food boxes will be given to the first 40 families that pre-register. Dollar General of Norlina and its customers have been collecting toys that will also be given away at the event. To register, contact Rachel Monterverdi at (252) 257-3640 or Lori Parrott at (252) 257-1134. Alpha Phi Alpha — The members of the Rho Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will meet at 6 p.m. at W.T. Ramey’s home at 2555 Raleigh Road. The members be delivering Christmas gifts and food to the family the group has adopted for Christmas.

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Middle school students produce biodiesel at VGCC Henderson Middle School students were recently producing biodiesel fuel on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College as part of a partnership that has developed between the college’s Bioprocess Technology Program and the Citizen Schools after-school program at the middle school. VGCC’s two-year Bioprocess Technology degree program is designed to prepare individuals to work as process operators in biological products manufacturing facilities. Citizen Schools is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing students with access to educational and economic opportunity. Henderson Middle School is one of only four schools in North Carolina with a Citizen Schools program, according to the national web site (www.citizenschools. org). VGCC Bioprocess Technology program head/instructor Joseph Tyler has become one of the “citizen teachers” in the local community who

lead apprenticeships for the program. Apprenticeships give students the opportunity to learn by doing while being taught by experts. “Mr. Tyler has been doing a great job with the students,” said Kaylor Garcia, the local Citizen Teacher liaison. “The students’ experiences are giving them a good foundation in science and sparking their interest in further study. This is going to help them be more motivated to go to college.” Team Leader Tamara Terry, who has accompanied the students to VGCC, added that working in the VGCC lab exposes students to possible future careers and subjects they might study in college. “The students gain confidence when they perform lab procedures and they find out what they can accomplish,” said Terry. Under Tyler’s direction, the HMS students are getting hands-on experience in the college’s state-of-the-art biotechnology lab. The students, who

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City Attorney John Zollicoffer said the next person to submit a bid would have to counter with an amount of at least $45,200, which is a state-required 5 percent increase plus $50. And Zollicoffer said a counteroffer would have to come within 10 days, along with a $2,200 deposit filed with Glover. Elissa Yount, a former city councilwoman, entered the competition with a counteroffer of $50,000 and Bier Haus entered the competition with a counteroffer

of $55,000. Paul Harris is a managing member of Bier Haus. Harris is president of the Budweiser distributorship, which is off Warrenton Road, and Bier Haus, which is a limited liability company, owns the distributorship building. Yount made a counteroffer of $60,000, Southerland made a counteroffer of $63,500 and Bier Haus took the lead again with a counteroffer of $70,000. Henderson attorney Randall Cloninger entered

plans to add a grade a year through the eighth grade. The first year, an 8,000-square-foot module containing four classrooms, a multi-purpose room and administrative offices would be placed on the site. It is adjacent to what used to be Vance Manor, and is across the road from the Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. A second module, which would have eight classrooms, would be added the next year, according to Sanchez. In an Aug. 26 letter to

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proximately $80,000. And Dewberry estimates showed that engineering work for Goshen from Ivey Day Road to Alston Court would cost approximately $29,000 and that construction would cost anywhere from $100,000 to $300,000, Thomas said at the time. Goshen provides a shortcut from the edge of Oxford’s central business district to the outer highways that connect the city with the western and northwestern parts of Granville County, as well as Person County and South Boston, Va. Goshen is a hilly, twolane thoroughfare, but, heading away from central Oxford, a high point of the street starts declining into a low area that includes Alston. And street signs immediately warn motorists of

of Henderson to improve drainage pipes at Meadowbrook. Thomas told the newspaper Wednesday that the since-completed Meadowbrook project came in under budget and that he estimates the storm water fund has at least $55,000. The commission majority on Jan. 11, 2005, established the fee to finance the pollution control program. Then-Commissioners Jack Carey and Clement Yancey voted no because they believed the program should be financed with general fund property taxes. Then-Public Works Chairman Committee Chairman Paul Kiesow and others said most municipalities use the utility fee concept. Households in Oxford are presently billed $2 a

month for pollution control along with the bill for sanitation, sewer and water services. Commercial properties are charged multiples of the residential storm water fee based on covered space. Wilkinson and others on Jan. 11, 2005, said while no commissioner wanted to levy the storm water fee, the pollution control move was forced on some municipalities by the state without any funding help from Raleigh. Storm water causes chemicals, garbage, grime, oil and soap to flow into the Tar River and Pamlico Sound, along with the storm water from all municipalities in the TarPamlico basin.

the competition with a counteroffer of $73,500 and Faison, who also is an attorney, entered the competition with a counteroffer of $90,000. Cloninger made a counteroffer of $95,000, Faison made a counteroffer of $105,000, Cloninger made a counteroffer of $110,300 and Faison made a counteroffer of $120,000. Southerland re-entered the competition with a counteroffer of $127,000 and Faison made a counteroffer of $140,000.

The Southerland’s Mill Pond site was a former water supply reservoir for the city, with city-owned land across the road from the pond having once been proposed as a site for a wastewater treatment plant. Henderson’s water supply presently comes from the John H. Kerr Reservoir and Henderson’s water reclamation facility is off N.C. 39 north of Interstate 85.

Board members claimed final say-so on the building’s fate after the doors shut. Students will be moving from Clark Street over to the new elementary school on Garrett Road when it opens for business next August. At the request of charter school officials, a meeting

of the City of Henderson’s Land Planning Committee was cancelled recently. The purpose of the meeting would have been to try to lease city property at William and Montgomery streets. It was the site of the old Vance Hotel.

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Deaths Daisy R. Hunt HENDERSON — Daisy Ross Hunt, age 77, a resident of 3590 Cameron Drive, died Thursday, December 17, 2009, at Duke Medical Center. Born on April 18, 1932, in Vance County, she was the daughter of the late Alice Ellington Ross. Mrs. Hunt was the owner and operator of the former Village Florist and was a member of First

Robert L. Williamson BULLOCK — Mr. Robert Lee “Bobby” Williamson, 63, died Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Rex Hospital. The son of Henry Fuller and Thelma Cash Williamson, Bobby was a graduate of J.F. Webb High School with the Class of 1964. His working career started at Byrd’s Grocery (now Lowe’s Foods) and he then owned and operated Williamson Grocery in Bullock for 11 years. The last several years he ran “Bobby’s Restaurant” at Thorndale Country Club in Oxford. He was a member of Grassy Creek Baptist Church. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Watkins Cooper

Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by Dr. Paul A. Baxley. She is survived by three sons, Robert Stephen Hunt of Keaau, Hawaii, Phillip Sherrill Hunt and wife, Joni, of Sophia N.C., and William Harris “Bill” Hunt and wife, Lisa, of Wake Forest; two grandchildren, Zachary Phillip Hunt and Jessica Ryan Hunt;

two step-grandchildren, John Thomas Wall and Jacob Lawson Wall. The family will receive friends Sunday immediately following the service at J.M. White Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 75, Henderson N.C., 27536. Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.

Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Armstrong officiating. Burial will be private. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 26 years, Cheryl Yousik Williamson. Also surviving are his daughter, Tina W. Riggan of Oxford; son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Tammy Williamson of Bullock; four grandchildren; and his sister, Mary Ann Weary of Bullock. The family will receive friends prior to the service, starting at 1 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at “http://www. wclfh.com”. Please consider contributions to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Exec. Blvd. Ste. 1010, Rockville, Md. 20852.

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HUGHES, from page one Hughes found out. The police account wasn’t correct, according to Hughes, who said recently that his former wife, Heather, wasn’t involved in the situation. Hughes contended that the e-mail he sent threatened to tell Railnear’s wife if he didn’t stop having an affair. The Commissioner described the woman as a friend he was living with for three days a week last summer at Emerald Isle. According to Hughes, he had information that the misdemeanor charge was an effort by the woman and Railnear to keep him from joining the army and going to OCS. Hughes said he didn’t violate the related state law which requires a physical threat to be repeated a number of times. He didn’t threaten to physically harm Railnear,

Hughes added. On Dec. 3, the Democrat announced he will file for re-election to the seat he wrested from Tommy Hester when he was the incumbent in 2006. Shortly after learning of his defeat three years ago, Hester vowed in a telephone interview that he would never run for political office again. Hester, a Republican, disclosed Dec. 3 that he will oppose Hughes in next year’s election contest. Barron Stainback said on Dec. 4 that he is a friend of Hughes, who would be cleared of the criminal charge. That would allow Hughes to join the army, according to Stainback, who said he would then represent the Democratic Party in the race.

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OXFORD — Jerry E. Johnson, 76, a resident of Oxford, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, in Wake Med in Raleigh. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by GentryNewell and Vaughan Funeral Home.

M. Edgar Faulkner Jr. HENDERSON — Marvin Edgar Faulkner Jr., age 84, a resident of 2109 Rock Mill Road, died Wednesday, December 16, 2009, in a local nursing home. Born in Vance County on January 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Marvin Edgar Faulkner Sr. and Lillian Minor Faulkner. Mr. Faulkner was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He was a self-employed boilermaker and a member of Zion United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the J.M. White Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Frank Sossamon. Burial will follow in Sunset Gardens. In case of bad weather, alternative

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Bloated APR skirts new regulations curbing abuses By CANDICE CHOI AP Personal Finance Writer

NEW YORK — It’s no mistake. This credit card’s interest rate is 79.9 percent. The bloated APR is how First Premier Bank, a subprime credit card issuer, is skirting new regulations intended to curb abusive practices in the industry. It’s a strategy other subprime card issuers could start adopting to get around the new rules. Typically, the First Premier card comes with a minimum of $256 in fees in the first year for a credit line of $250. Starting in February, however, a new law will cap such fees at 25 percent of a card’s credit line. In a recent mailing for a preapproved card, First Premier lowers fees to just that limit — $75 in the first year for a credit line of $300. But the new law doesn’t set a cap on interest rates. Hence the 79.9 APR, up from the previous 9.9 percent. “It’s the highest on the market. It’s the highest we’ve ever seen,� said Anuj Shahani, an analyst with Synovate, a research firm that tracks credit card mailings. The terms are eyebrow raising, but First Premier targets people with bad credit who likely can’t get approved for cards elsewhere. It’s a group that tends to lean

heavily on credit, too, meaning they’ll likely incur steep financing charges. So for a $300 balance, a cardholder would pay $20 a month in interest. First Premier said the 79.9 APR offer is a test and that it’s too early to tell whether it will be continued, according to an e-mailed statement. To comply with the new law, the bank said it will no longer offer the card that has $256 in first-year fees as of Feb. 21, 2010. However, customers will still be able to use their existing cards. In a mailing sent to prospective customers in October with the revamped terms, First Premier writes “...you might have less-thanperfect credit and we’re OK with that.� The letter notes that an online application or phone call is still required, but guarantees a 60-second status confirmation. The letter also states there are no hidden fees that aren’t disclosed in the attached form. That’s where the 79.9 percent interest rate and $75 annual fee are listed. There’s also $29 penalty if you pay late or go over your credit limit. The credit limit is $300. The bank did not say how many people were offered the 79.9 APR card, but noted that it needed to “price our product based on the risk associated with this market.� Even if First Premier doesn’t stick with the 79.9

APR, it will likely hike rates considerably from the current 9.9 percent to offset the lower fees, said Shahani of Synovate. The revamped terms may not be the only changes; First Premier also appears to be moving away from the riskiest borrowers. The bank typically mails offers to subprime households, meaning those with credit scores below 700. In the third quarter, however, 84 percent of its offers were sent to subprime households, down from 91 percent the same period last year, according to Synovate. First Premier could be cleaning up its credit card portfolio since the new regulations will limit its ability to raise interest rates. That could mean First Premier won’t issue cards as liberally to those with bad credit. As harsh as First Premier’s terms seem, that could be a blow to those who rely on the card, said Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO of CardHub.com. “Even when the cost of credit is astronomical, for people in true emergencies, it’s much better than not having access to credit,� said Papadimitriou. Until Feb. 21, First Premier is still offering its even-higher-fee card online. So the price for credit the bank charges is at least $256 in first-year fees.

Outdoor theatre gets national mention By DISPATCH STAFF

A local business got a mention in the January 2010 issue of Car and Driver magazine. The magazine named Raleigh in a ranking of the 10 Best Drivers’ Cities in America and reported that: “At the Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre in nearby Henderson, get the drive in experience of '50s American lore. See the latest family fare in a tailgating atmosphere, with the sound pumped through your car radio.�

Calling Raleigh “the seat of NASCAR,� the magazine said: “Sure, Raleigh is billed as ‘the new Silicon valley’ and boasts multiple universities in its ‘Research Triangle,’ but you’re also in the fatty heart of NASCAR country, less than 100 miles from Virginia International Raceway, Rockingham, and Level Cross, birthplace of the King, Richard Petty.� Other cities included in the listing are Honolulu, Hawaii, Santa Barbara, Calif., Mill Valley, Calif, Phoenix, Ariz., Colorado

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GHS wins excellence award in marketing of health care OXFORD — Granville Health System (GHS) has been recognized by Carolina’s Healthcare Public Relations & Marketing Society (CHPRMS) for excellence in health care marketing. GHS received a Wallie Award at the CHPRMS annual fall conference. This year’s program was held in Asheville. Honored for advertising excellence, GHS was awarded a bronze award for the health system’s “My Hospital� campaign, in the area of mixed media, under $400,000,000 hospitals. “We are pleased that our marketing team’s commitment to excellence has been recognized by this achievement,� said Cristina Rigsbee Blalock, Senior Director of Ambulatory Services. “Our campaign has made a positive impact while supporting the GHS mission of providing quality health care to our community.� The Wallie Awards are presented annually, recognizing excellence in health care public relations and marketing. Members of the society compete in

more than 30 categories, and a panel of health care, advertising and graphic design professionals selects the winners. “It is an honor to be recognized by leaders in the health care marketing industry,� said Scott Thomas, GHS Director of Marketing. “We are proud of our work and appreciate the support from our community in making this campaign a success.� In addition to the Wallie Award, GHS’s “My Hospital� campaign was awarded two Aster awards in April

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bond was set at $110. Court date Dec. 30. â&#x20AC;˘ Mark Williamson, 29, of 224 Flanagan Road was arrested Dec. 16. Misdemeanor communicating threats. Unsecured bond was set at $500. Court date Dec. 31. â&#x20AC;˘ Tamatha kristine Weaver, 22, of 482 Sycamore Lane was arrested Dec. 16. Misdemeanor second degree trespassing. Unsecured bond was set at $500. Court date Dec. 31. â&#x20AC;˘ Mary Williams Talley, 52, of 42 N.C. 39 Loop Road Lot 12 was served with an order for arrest on Dec. 16. Misdemeanor no operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Secured bond was set at $600. Court date Jan. 18. â&#x20AC;˘ James Henry Williams, 27, of 4820 Warrenton Road was arrested Dec. 16. Felony possession of stolen goods. Secured bond was set at $1,500. Court date Jan. 11.

N.C. appeals court says two inmates should go free Attorney General petitioning Supreme Court to block release planned for tonight By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer

RALEIGH â&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appeals court denied the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attempt to block the release of two convicted murderers Thursday, dealing yet another legal blow to Gov. Beverly Perdueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effort to keep dozens of violent criminals behind bars. The court rejected a request from state attorneys to keep inmates Alford Jones and Faye Brown behind bars. The decision is set to become effective on tonight, meaning the inmates would go free then unless the state Supreme Court intervenes. The appeals court gave no explanation in

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â&#x20AC;˘ Carlos Dupree Powell, 26, of 706 Goods Ferry Road was served with an order for arrest on Dec. 15. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Bond was set at $200. No court date listed. â&#x20AC;˘ Tyesha Raquel Davis, 21, of 327 Murphy Road was served with an order for arrest on Dec. 15. Misdmeanor failure to appear. Bond was set at $100. Court date Jan. 28. â&#x20AC;˘ Martez Hargrove, 30, of 788 N. Chestnut St. was served with a citation on Dec. 15. Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Court date Feb. 8. â&#x20AC;˘ Shronda Hargrove, 22, of 250 Booth Ave. was served with a criminal summons on Dec. 16. Misdemeanor fail to return rental property. Court date Jan. 26. â&#x20AC;˘ Amy Marie Powell, 34, of 1008 Beacon Ave. was served with an order for arrest on Dec. 16. Misdemeanor failure to appear. Secured bond was set at $1,000. Court date Jan. 26. â&#x20AC;˘ Dustin Abbott, 24, of 363 Eaves Road was served with a citation on Dec. 16. Misdemeanor larceny. No bond. Court date Jan. 25. â&#x20AC;˘ Amy Ree Nichols, 32, of 357 Sea Oats Trail, Southern Shore, was arrested Dec. 16. Misdemeanor shoplifting. Secured bond was set at $300. Court date Jan. 28.

â&#x20AC;˘ Tony Norwood, 47, reported Dec. 15 the theft from 327 Davis St. of 2 beige carpets valued at $400, 2 carpet pads valued at $100 and 10 concrete pavers alued at $50. â&#x20AC;˘ Jacquelyn Terry, 39, of 558 McBorne St. reported Dec. 15 the theft from the residence of the following items and their values: Playstation II game system, $200, X-Box 360 game system, $200; 6 Playstation video games, $45; and 2 X-Box video games, $45.

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its decision. A spokeswoman for North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said his office is preparing petitions to send to the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest court. Thomas Bennett, executive director of the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network, said the inmates should not be released because of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;loopholeâ&#x20AC;? in the law. But he acknowledged the state may have a losing legal battle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the sake of the victims, I hope that this (Supreme Court) petition succeeds,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of hurt and anger and bitterness out there.â&#x20AC;? Perdue said earlier in the week she was disgusted with the legal system after a judge ordered the inmates released because of sentence-reduction credits. The inmates were sentenced to life under a 1970s law that defined the term as only 80 years long. If the sentence-reduction credits

are applied to the inmates, some two dozen of them could be immediately set free. Dozens more could qualify for release in the months to come. The appeals court gave state attorneys some temporary relief earlier this week, halting the case on Monday just an hour before the inmates were ordered for release. State lawyers had argued that the credits awarded to Jones and Brown were to be used for parole eligibility and other matters. They also said the Correction Department has never given sentencereduction credits to inmates with life sentences. An attorney for the inmates declined to comment on the ruling. Jones was convicted of killing William B. Turner Sr., who was shot in the chest during an attempted robbery in January 1975. Brown was sentenced for her role in the 1975 shooting death of a state trooper during a bank robbery.

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â&#x20AC;˘ William Andre Hodge, 27, of 325 Vance Academy Road Apt. G reported Dec. 15 the theft from 160 S. Vance Academy Road of 2 gold Cuban link bracelets valued at $100 each and 3-piece furniture set, 27-inch Samsung TV, dishes and washer and dryer, no values listed. â&#x20AC;˘ Daniel Castro, 43, of 266 Pete Abbott Road reported Dec. 13 the theft from the residence of a 72-inch flat screen TV valued at $2,500. â&#x20AC;˘ Linda Teal, 62, of 2927 Faulkner Town Road reported Dec. 8 the theft from the residence of a Ruger .45-caliber revolver valued at $800. â&#x20AC;˘ Deaven Latesha Harris, 30, of 83 Dodi Lane reported Dec. 16 the theft from the residence of the following items and their values: Toshiba laptop computer, $1,600; E machine desktop computer, $2,000; 2 GE home phones, $75; Nintendo/64 game console, $100; 12 Nintendo video games, $100; V Smile, $60; 30 assorted DVDs, $600; Igloo cube cooler, $75; Blackberry cell phone, $200; Kyocera cell phone, $100; 2 Nintendo/D S game consoles, $320; and a loaf of bread, $2.50. â&#x20AC;˘ Terrance Bowden, 26, of 737 Manson Axtel Road, Manson, reported Dec. 16 the theft from a vehicle of 5 DVDs valued at $100; 3 jackets valued at $75; a bag of clothes, $100; hair clipper, $50; and 2 black 8-foot tarps, $60.

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News Briefs Sex offender law unconstitutional PITTSBORO (AP) — A judge has declared a North Carolina law that limits sex offenders’ ability to worship unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour ruled on Thursday that two parts of a North Carolina general statute aimed at protecting children from child molesters are unconstitutionally vague and unconstitutionally overbroad. Baddour said in his opinion the statues infringe on the constitutionally protected right to worship. The decision comes after authorities arrested registered sex offender James Nichols in March for attending a Baptist church outside of Raleigh because the church provided on-premise childcare. The statute says offenders must stay 300 feet away from any area intended for the use, care of supervision of minors and any place where minors gather for regularly scheduled events.

Body of Marine discovered at base CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) — Authorities say the body of a

Marine has been found at a North Carolina base. A statement from Camp Lejeune on Thursday said the unidentified Marine’s body was discovered Wednesday afternoon. Officials said the body was found between two main roads north of the Hadnot Point area of the massive 246-square-mile base. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the case. Officials could not offer any details about the cause of death because of the investigation. The victim’s name was not released because the family is still being notified.

Killer chooses electrocution COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A death row inmate has ended his appeals and asked South Carolina to execute him in the electric chair. Prison officials Thursday scheduled Quincy Allen’s death for Jan. 8, 2010. Allen killed four people across South Carolina and North Carolina in the summer of 2002. Allen’s decision to die came just two weeks after he Hosta Ice Plant triedMrstoHuffescape from death Lantana Purple Cone Flower row with cop killer Mikal Salvia Hundreds Choose from! Authorities say Deento Mahdi.

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the pair stabbed a guard in a fenced-in recreation yard but were quickly caught. South Carolina allows inmates to choose between lethal injection and electrocuBy KEVIN MAURER tion. The state has executed Associated Press Writer two inmates in 2009. It would be the second WILMINGTON — As a electrocution in the U.S. in two months. A Virginia killer woman accused of hiding her elderly mother’s corpse chose to die in that state’s for seven months had her electric chair in November. first court appearance Man who sold Thursday, a snacks killed North Carolina law officer WINSTON-SALEM said the dead (AP) — Authorities say a woman’s 35-year-old man was shot to family had death while selling snacks at continued to Stewart a North Carolina apartment collect her complex. Social Security payments The Winston-Salem after she died. Journal reports Thursday Amy Stewart asked for that Cirilo Laredo Avila of a court-appointed defense Winston-Salem was found attorney when she apdead late Wednesday in the peared before a district back of his truck. court judge in Wilmington. Winston-Salem Police The 47-year-old did Capt. David Clayton says not enter a plea. She was Avila sold snacks from his charged Wednesday with truck for El Jarocho. concealing a dead body, Another man was taken a felony. Stewart posted to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Police have bond and was released not yet identified him. He is from jail. The sheriff’s office anexpected to recover. ticipates filing additional Investigators are trying charges related to fraud, to determine if the two knew New Hanover County each other. Clayton said robsheriff’s deputy Charles bery is a possible motive.

Smith said. He said Blanche Matilda Roth’s family had continued to collect her Social Security payments after her death and authorities are investigating. Police responded to the family’s home Tuesday after receiving a 911 call and found the body of the 87-year-old Roth in a bedroom. Police estimate that Roth, who was Stewart’s mother, died in May. In the 911 recording an unidentified male caller told an operator, “We have an ... elderly lady in the house who has died and we need her taken to the morgue.”

When asked how long ago the woman had passed away, the caller replied, “I don’t know, I’m going to say a month.” The caller confirmed that the woman had died a month ago and was still in the house. “She just died in the bed. She’s been bedridden for a number of days, or weeks,” the caller explained. The recording was released Thursday by the New Hanover County Public Safety Communications Center. Stewart declined to comment on the charges. Neighbors were shocked Wednesday to hear of Roth’s death.

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Center donates kid’s quilts to Life Line

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The quilting unit of the Alliance Rehabilitative Care Center donated kid’s quilts that they had made to the Life Line Outreach Center on Raleigh Road on Dec. 11 as part of the center’s mission to give back to the community. The center helps adults with psychiatric disabilities increase their functioning so they can be successful with the least amount of on-going professional intervention. The quilting group has also made donations of quilts to the Vance County Department of Social Services, the Ronald McDonald House in Durham, and Buringi’s House in Vance County.

Butterfly garden to be built with grant Aycock Elementary School has received a $1,000 grant from Walmart Distribution Center to use in its courtyard/outdoor classroom instruction. Kristen Boyd, assistant principal of Aycock Elementary, said the grant funds will be used to purchase a butterfly tower and a butterfly habitat kit so that students in grades pre-kindergarten through second grade can raise their own butterflies. Boyd added the experience will allow the students to learn about the life cycle of butterflies. She noted that these types of studies go along with the science curriculum for students in these grades. The school also plans to purchase a portable greenhouse with the grant money. The greenhouse will be placed in the school’s courtyard, which is undergoing major renovations. Plans call for students to plant their own seeds, cultivate the growth of their plants in the greenhouse, and see flowers bloom in the spring before school dismisses for the summer.

More than 120 parents, youth and community members attended the Granville County Teen Court, the first of its kind for Judicial Districts 9 and 9b.

Granville County holds first teen court session “Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! This honorable court for the county of Granville is now open and sitting for the dispatch of its business.” That’s how teen bailiff Casey West called the first teen court session in Granville County to order on Nov. 24. More than 120 parents, youth and community members attended the court, also the first of its kind for Judicial Districts 9 and 9b. Teen jurors and attorneys arrived at 5:15 p.m. The Granville County middle and high school students had a very important task as they heard the first cases presented in Granville County Teen Court. The crimes — and the consequences — were real: a high school student charged with having a weapon on campus, and a middle-school pupil who confessed he’d hit another boy in a disagreement. In contrast to traditional court proceedings where judges or juries determine guilt, the accused in teen court, usually grades 6-12, must admit their wrongdoing. They come to court prepared to accept punishments decided by a jury of their

peers. Jurors and defendants are not allowed to know each other and do not attend the same schools. Judge Quon Bridges opened the first teen court session by swearing in approximately 60 teen volunteers. Bridges has worked with the program from the beginning and assisted in training many of the youth who were sworn in as volunteers. He impressed upon them the importance of their roles as part of the teen court system and their commitment to serve the defendants fairly and impartially. Bridges started the teen court hearing by explaining the guidelines and emphasizing the importance of confidentiality. All participants and observers were required to sign a confidentiality form before entering court. He then proceeded to have everyone take an oath of confidentiality. Sarah Newton served as clerk of court for the hearing and called the first case. For two hours, the defense and prosecution presented their cases and questioned the defendants on the circumstances that brought them to

court. Defense attorneys for the evening included Claudia Willett, Patric Mason, Keny Murillo, Chelsea Lee and Vania Jones. Prosecution attorneys were Judia Watson, Joshua Foreman, Katelin Humphries, Thomas Franklin and Victoria McAlister. These youth attorneys were responsible for their opening and closing statements and questioning. The youth attorneys were assisted by visiting attorney Meredith Vivona from Arizona. After presenting their cases, it was up to the 12 jurors on each case to decide what penalties to impose on the young offenders. A diversionary justice program run by teens for teens, the court offers first-time

offenders a chance to learn from their mistakes without facing the high cost of juvenile court and a record of delinquency. Once their sanctions are decided, teens have 90 days to fulfill the requirements of their sentences. If they do, there are no charges on their criminal record. If not, charges move forward to prosecution. N.C. Cooperative Extension began developing its teen court program in August of this year after looking at programs in surrounding counties. Teen Court Coordinator Charissa Puryear believes that the program will be a great asset to the youth of Granville County. “Teen Court is a win-win situation for everyone,” Puryear

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Mail stolen from Lewis area boxes By DISPATCH STAFF

The Granville County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department needs help finding the person or persons who removed mail from several mailboxes in the Lewis community north of Oxford, as well as along U.S. 15 South. And a bag of mail, appearing to have been dumped, was discovered off Smith Road southwest of Oxford. Some of the pieces of mail were addressed to residents in the Lewis community and along U.S. 15. Anyone with any information is urged to phone the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department at (919) 693-3213 or Crime Stoppers (919) 693-3100. Crime Stoppers will pay $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for this crime. Send comments to news@ hendersondispatch.com.

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News Briefs Colo. seizes 100 starving sled dogs; six fond dead HARTSEL, Colo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; About 100 starving sled dogs have been seized from a racing business in Colorado. Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state veterinarian says an anonymous tip led authorities to Pawsatrack Racing Sled Dogs in the Park County town of Hartsel, about 70 miles southwest of Denver. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone number isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listed. Authorities say they found six dead husky-type dogs and seized 30 starving dogs immediately. On Thursday, animal protection authorities took the remaining 70 dogs. Dr. Keith Roehr, the state vet, says the dogs were malnourished and that one dog has since died. He says the dogs were all crossbreeds of Alaskan descent used in

sled racing. Park County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s officials were investigating the dogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; owners for possible animal neglect charges, but as of Thursday afternoon no one had been charged.

S.C. teen gets 10 years, says sorry for attack plot FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A South Carolina teen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sorry for scaring people with a plot to blow up his high school. Nineteen-year-old Ryan Schallenberger did not give a reason Thursday for why he made the written and recorded plans that referred to committing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Columbine II.â&#x20AC;? The plans were uncovered last April when his parents intercepted a package of ammonium nitrate, which can be an ingredient in homemade

explosives. U.S. District Judge R. Bryan Harwell said the teen needed to go to prison because his actions were serious, but gave him credit for his clean record. The judge also noted Schallenberger was diagnosed with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The teenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys have attributed the plans to his mental illness.

Ill. library receives vinyl record, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 47 years late EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t blame the person who recently returned an old vinyl record to an Illinois library for slipping quickly out the door. The record was a little late. OK, 47-seven years late. Fondulac District Library Director Amy Falasz-Peterson says the album by 1950s pop

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Rumsfeld buys Montana ranch BUTTE, Mont. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his wife have purchased a 940-acre ranch on the Big Hole River in Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Madison County, his spokesman confirmed Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. (Joyce) Rumsfeld was born in Montana, she has relatives in the

state and the Rumsfelds have always thought very well of the state,â&#x20AC;? spokesman Keith Urbahn told The Montana Standard Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They plan to spend some time out there to enjoy it.â&#x20AC;? The property south of Twin Bridges includes hayfields, wetlands and river frontage. Urbahn said the Rumsfelds have no plans to develop the property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He enjoys outdoor sports, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get out there on the river from time to time and fish it,â&#x20AC;? he said. Rumsfeld, 77, served four terms in Congress from Illinois in 1963-69, was a member of President Richard Nixonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cabinet and served as defense secretary during the Ford Administration. He was also defense secretary for President George W. Bush for six years, overseeing the military invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. He also worked many years in private business.

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Daily Meditation And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham to David [are] fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon [are] fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ [are] fourteen generations. Matthew 1:13-17

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Answering shelter call With the hurdle cleared for a special use permit to put an emergency shelter for homeless men at First Presbyterian Church, the group organizing the effort is issuing a call for additional volunteers as it sets its sights on selecting an opening date. This ambitious project undertaken by the Henderson-Vance Ministers Community Partnership provides an excellent opportunity for churches, civic organizations and individuals to work together to care for the less fortunate in our community. Supplies have been coming in. Cots have been donated. Laundry and linen services have been arranged. Security arrangements have been made with police. Plans are shaping up for the logistics of the operation: how many can be sheltered, operation during the cold weather months, daily hours, etc. Organizers say they’re trying to keep it simple: Any man who is homeless, who registers between 5:30-7 p.m. to stay that night, and who is willing to abide by the shelter’s rules will be able to enter. Financial contributions have been made by many in the community, although the partnership would certainly accept more money for the cause. Additional volunteers would really make the difference, it appears. “We already have a core group of volunteers who have been trained to staff the shelter during the overnight hours, but we can certainly use more volunteers,” said the Rev. Doug Addington, vice chairman of the partnership and pastor of West Hills Presbyterian Church. “We welcome you, your church, or community organization to volunteer as overnight staff, provide meals, or assist with other tasks related to the shelter’s operation,” he said. Meals will be prepared off-site and brought in to the men who are seeking shelter for the night. In these final planning stages, the Shelter Committee is working with the Vance County Office of Planning and Development on code compliance issues as related to minor renovations to the church where the shelter will be located. Once those issues are resolved, Addington said, an opening date will be announced. Through his job as housing coordinator for the Five County Mental Health Authority, Joel Rice, who also serves as the chairman of the Shelter Committee, runs a homeless assistance program with funds to put people in housing. It’s his desire that this new local shelter program will be able to transition a homeless man into receiving services and living in permanent housing. The Rev. Paul Baxley, pastor of First Baptist Church and chairman of the partnership, has said, “The churches of our community — across racial, economic and denominational lines — feel that we have a responsibility given us in Scriptures to provide shelter for those who have no place to sleep.” The nearest shelter for men is in Granville County, organizers have said, and it can only house six men. There is a safe haven locally for women and children who are the victims of domestic violence. “If you’re male and homeless — no shelter,” Baxley has said. Can you answer the call? Is your church or civic organization involved? To volunteer, make a financial contribution or donate supplies, contact the Shelter Committee Chairman Joel Rice at (252) 430-3073. Thanks go to this committee, the partnership, the churches, the volunteers and city government for getting this project off the ground. Let’s join together to help finish the task. We have brothers who need our help.

Christmas gift shines from the light on a ‘silent night’ (Note: The Daily Dispatch does not publish a paper on Christmas Day. Since Dec. 25 falls on a Friday this year, Ms. Eaves will not have a column next week.) Christmas Moon arrived for her annual visit early on the holiday morn. Bowing to the still Earth — cloaked by the cold breath of Winter — the sliver of Christmas Moon cascaded over the frame of a newly built house surrounded by barren fields. “Merry Christmas,” said Christmas Moon, illuminating this sacred morn with the accompaniment of a host of star-glittering winks. “Merry Christmas,” answered the infant House, as faint puffs of gray smoke waved greetings from her freshly bricked chimney. “Tell me, young House,” Christmas Moon said to the structure modeling a coat of fresh white paint, “what do you see from within your sturdy walls anew? What do you see of Christmas this very morn?” The excitement of the home’s first Christmas beamed from within her timbers. House answered: “I see a father. I see the young man bent before a fireplace, his muscled arms and agile hands kindling a fire to warm his family on this most special of days.” “Yes. I see this, too,” answered Christmas Moon, smiling on the newborn House. “What else do you see?” “I see a mother, her nimble fingers sewing the last stitch of a doll’s dress.” House continued sharing the early morning scene with Christmas Moon — shoeboxes filled with oranges, apples, raisins and nuts! All goodies the father purchased on the eve of this festive day. Merriment-filled, House turned to her new friend. “Tell me, Christmas Moon,” said the infant House. “What do you see?” Wee-hour darkness already fading as sunrise threatened the silent night, Christmas Moon answered, “I see your youth. As I have seen others in their youth.” Confused, House replied, “I do not understand.” And as Sun broke forth, Christmas Moon whispered, “But one day you will.” Christmas Moon disappeared, and House soon felt the quick steps of excited bare feet as they met her chilled floors. As the seasons passed, House and Christmas Moon reunited early every Christmas morning. And each year, their communion began the same. “Merry Christmas,” said Christmas Moon, her greeting illuminating a few faded shingles. “Merry Christmas,” answered the maturing House to her annual visitor. “Tell me, House,” began Christmas Moon, “what do you see from within your sturdy walls? What do you see of Christmas this very morning?” House answered, “I see a father. His steady hands are building a fire for his visiting children this Christmas morn.” “Yes. I see this, too,” answered Christmas Moon to her friend. “Tell me, growing House, what else do you see?”

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Saddened, House answered, “I see a mother. I see her praying for her son, who is away battling a war in foreign lands. And I see the silent worry on her husband’s face, as he continues to build the fire. “ After a moment of silence, House looked to Christmas Moon. “Tell me, Christmas Moon,” House began. “What do you see?” “I see that you have grown older. Still, I see there are things you have yet to learn.” Confused, Gina House replied, “I do not unEaves derstand.” Daily Dispatch And as the Columnist sun invaded their privacy as he did each holiday, Christmas Moon whispered, “But one day you will.” As the ancient moon disappeared, House felt the quick steps of mother and father, preparing breakfast for their now grown children; those who were present, at least. The Christmas communions of Moon and House continued as each year passed. “Merry Christmas,” said Christmas Moon, illuminating the sacred morn over a weathered House clearly showing her age. “Merry Christmas,” answered House, as faint puffs of grey smoke waved greetings from her chimney, now missing a few bricks. “Tell me, seasoned House,” said Christmas Moon. “What do you witness from within your great walls? What do you see of Christmas this very morning?” Excited by this Christmas, House answered, “I see a grandfather. I see the old man, silverhaired and with soft arms building the fire for his children and his grandchildren.” “Yes. I see, too,” answered Christmas Moon. “What else do you see?” “I see a grandmother. She’s hanging the final ornaments on a Christmas tree. And she’s wrapping boxes, filled with oranges, apples, raisins and nuts. All goodies the grandfather purchased on the eve of this great day.” Satisfied with this most festive of morns, House turned to Christmas Moon. “Tell me, Christmas Moon,” said House. “What is it that you see?” Darkness quickly fading as sunrise, as always, threatened her peace. Christmas Moon answered, “I see you have grown older, as I have seen others grow older. And yet, I see you have more to learn.” Confused, House creaked, “I do not understand.” And as the sun broke forth, Christmas Moon whispered, “But one day you will.” As Christmas Moon disappeared, the old House felt the quick step of excited bare feet as they met her chilled floors. Several years later, Christmas Moon arrived for her annual communion with House, accompanied by glimmering stars who’d long shifted since their first meeting.

But no smoke waved greetings to Christmas Moon. House, her foundation slumped, paint chipped and windowpanes cracked, sat quiet among the barren fields. “House?” called Christmas Moon. But House did not answer. “House,” Christmas Moon called out again. “Tell me, what you have seen? Tell me what you have witnessed within your old walls.” And with that, House began to cry. “I have heard the excited shouts of children, whose bare feet met my chilled floors each Christmas morn. I’ve watched these children grow to become parents themselves, and I’ve felt their children’s bare feet on my chilled floors. I’ve seen boxes of oranges, apples, raisins and nuts – handmade presents and homemade feasts. I’ve seen great trees, adorned with lights and ornaments. And I’ve seen them all come, and I’ve seen them all go. I’ve seen a mother and father turn into a grandmother and grandfather. And I’ve seen them go away, too.” Through tears, House cried, “Tell me, Christmas Moon, tell me what else is there for me to see?” Christmas Moon bent before House, illuminating her torn-shingled-roof, and began: “On this very night, many years ago, I saw a young man, in search of a place to rest his wife, who was soon to deliver their first son. I watched as this infant, the Son of God, lay in a manger of hay, worshiped by kings, His promise of peace heralded by Heaven’s angels. I watched as the infant Son of God grew into a man, a healer, deliverer from evil — our Savior. And I’ve cried, as you are now, to see this Savior suffer crucifixion at the hand of man.” The old House listened. “I have seen loss, just as have you, ancient House. Yet I have seen the resurrection. I have seen love — the greatest love that grants us reason to celebrate life, despite such sadness.” At that moment, House comprehended the meaning of this great life – she finally understood Christmas Moon. And as the darkness faded into sunrise, the fallen House, never before silent on the inside, heard the heavens singing for the first time that Christmas morning. It was the most magnificent of any sound she’d ever heard. Despite the life and beauty that had lived for generations within her once-strong walls, none could match the splendor of this chorus. And suddenly, the house no longer felt old, no longer worn and collapsing. And as House said farewell to Christmas Moon, she joined the angels in singing: Christ is the Lord; Let ever, ever praise we; Noel, Noel; O night, o night divine; Noel, Noel; O night, o night divine. Gina Eaves is an Epsom native, a Peace College graduate and an advertising representative at The Daily Dispatch. Her column appears on Fridays. You may send e-mail to her at geaves@hendersondispatch.com or write to her c/o The Daily Dispatch, P.O. Box 908, Henderson NC, 27536.

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On Saturday, Dec. 5, at approximately 11:25 a.m., I was traveling to a local rest home in Henderson to visit and run some errands for my mom when, very unexpectedly, my car stalled in the cold rain. I called 911 and the dispatcher immediately dispatched an officer to my location and he was there within a minute. Wow! The officer, Mr. Neese, told me that my car had a serious problem and he gave me a ride to EZ Car Care on Dabney Drive. Mr. Neese was a true caring and respectful officer and a blessing to me. Then the wonderful people (H.L. and Janet Wheeler) who own and operate EZ Car Care Center assisted me in getting my car towed and worked diligently and remained open after hours to repair my car. This couple and their mechanic were “angels” to me in my time of need and their generosity and help will never be forgotten. The city of Henderson is a much better place to reside and shop because of outstanding citizens like these. If I can ever be of assistance to you guys, please know that I will be there. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Merry Christmas! DEBBIE J. SIMONTON Oxford

UPDATE: Operation Christmas Child To the editor: Again … Operation Christmas Child for 2009 is a huge success! Again, area churches, schools and organizations from Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties joined together in filling shoe boxes for a Shoe Box Ministry sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. Our Relay Center goal was to collect 3,000 shoe boxes from this area. We actually collected 3,898 which were carried to Raleigh to be added to the district totals. This was 729 more shoe boxes than in 2008 … what a blessing. The grand total for our district which covers Raleigh, Durham, Apex and Garner have not come in yet but 2008 rendered 48,000. I am confident that 2009 will be even more! Just think, roughly 48,000-plus children will receive a shoe box at Christmas that would have normally received nothing. This is a wonderful accomplishment for our area and I am so proud of all that participated. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank The Daily Dispatch for all the coverage they gave this mission during our Collection Week in November 2009. Your coverage again sparked interest and enthusiasm here in the Vance County area. We had churches and organizations participate this year that had not done this mission before and they came in so excited. Operation Christmas Child has been a key mission for North Henderson Baptist Church for the past six years and we look forward to serving as the Relay Center for this mission for years to come. We feel this mission can be expressed in a few words … “Jesus in a Shoe Box.” Thanks again for participating and may God Bless each of you as we celebrate the Christmas Season. JoAnn Wilder, Director Operation Christmas Child North Henderson Baptist Church


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On this date: In 1940, Adolf Hitler ordered secret preparations for Nazi Germany to invade the Soviet Union. (Operation Barbarossa was launched in June 1941.) In 1944, in a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also said undeniably loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not continue to be detained. In 1957, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first public, full-scale commercial nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went on line. (It was taken out of service in 1982.) In 1958, the world’s first communications satellite, SCORE, or Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment, nicknamed “Chatterbox,” was launched by the United States aboard an Atlas rocket. In 1969, Britain’s House of Lords joined the House of Commons in making permanent a 1965 ban on the death penalty for cases of murder.

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Today’s Highlight: On Dec. 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward.

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Bengals’ Henry dies day after accident By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer

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Washington Redskins new General Manager Bruce Allen, speaks to the media during a news conference in Redskins Park, in Ashburn, Va., Thursday.

CHARLOTTE — Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry died Thursday, a day after falling out of the back of a pickup truck during what police said was a domestic dispute with his fiancee. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Henry died at 6:36 a.m. Henry was 26. “We knew him in a different

way than his public persona,” Bengals owner Mike Brown said of the player who was suspended five times during his career. “He had worked through the troubles in his life and had finally seemingly reached the point where everything was going to blossom. And he was going to have the future we all wanted for him. It’s painful to us. We feel it in our hearts, and we will miss him.” Police spokeswoman Rosalyn

Harrington said homicide detectives have been assigned to the case but had no further information. Later Thursday, police released two 911 tapes. The first was from an unidentified woman who said she was following a yellow pickup truck. “It’s got a black man on it with no shirt on, and he’s got his arm in a cast and black pants on,” she told a dispatcher. “He’s beating on the back of this truck

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Redskins front office moves in new direction ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins brought back a familiar name and dusted off a long-unused title Thursday in a major front office shake-up, the first of many anticipated changes resulting from a losing season. Bruce Allen, son of late Redskins Hall of Fame coach George Allen, is the team’s new general manager. He becomes the first person hired by owner Dan Snyder to hold the GM title, a notable milestone after a decade of various front office arrangements that usually centered around Snyder and good friend Vinny Cerrato. “It’s exciting because of the history, the tradition, the comfort about coming home,” said Allen, whose father coached the Redskins from 1971-77 and whose brother has served Virginia as both governor and U.S. Senator. Out the door goes Cerrato, Snyder’s right-hand confidante for most of the past decade and the executive vice president of football operations for the past two seasons. The team announced that Cerrato had resigned, but Snyder made it clear it was not a unilateral decision. “I think the best way to put it,” Snyder said, “is it was time for a change.” And probably not just one. Allen barely had time to get used to wearing his burgundy and gold tie before he was asked about the team’s coaching situation. The names of Jon Gruden — with whom Allen worked in both Oakland and Tampa Bay — and Mike Shanahan were raised during his introductory news conference. Allen responded that he had only just had his first meeting with the current coach, Jim

window. ... I don’t know if he’s trying to break in or something. It just looks crazy. It’s a girl driving it.” Just over a minute later, an unidentified man called 911 and said he saw a man “laying in the road” and “definitely unconscious.” Henry was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after being found on a curvy section of a

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Manning, Colts stave off Jags in shootout, 35-31 By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Peyton Manning completed every pass early and one big one late, exactly what the Indianapolis Colts needed to stay unbeaten. Manning threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns, including a 65-yarder to Reggie Wayne to go ahead for good, and the Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 35-31 Thursday night to improve to 14-0 for the first time in franchise history. The wild game on a cool night included 714 yards, 43 first downs, 10 lead changes, six punts, several big plays and just two turnovers. “I thought today was a great test against a good team,” Manning said. “Feel real good about the win.” The Jaguars (7-7) had a chance to win it in the closing minutes, but David Garrard overthrew Mike Thomas on a third-and-10 play with about a minute to play. Jacob Lacey in-

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Colts tight end Dallas Clark gets hit by Jaguars cornerback Tyron Brackenridge but still gets into the end zone to score a third-quarter touchdown. tercepted the ball, and the Colts ran out the clock. Indianapolis extended its NFL-record winning streak in

the regular season to 23 and became the third 14-0 team in league history, joining the 1972 Miami Dolphins and 2007 New England Patriots. New Orleans can join the list with a victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night. Jacksonville lost for the third time in the four games and no longer controls its fate in the AFC wild-card race. They have Manning to thank for this one. He completed his first 13 passes and was nearly as efficient as he was in last year’s game in Jacksonville, when he completed 17 in a row. Manning finished 23 of 30, picking apart Jacksonville’s secondary early and often. Wayne caught five passes for 132 yards. Dallas Clark had seven receptions for 95 yards and two scores. The Jaguars, who have lost eight of 10 in the series, got in a shootout with Manning & Co., Please see COLTS, page 3B

Alabi leads FSU by Auburn, 76-72 By BILL KACZOR Associated Press Writer

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Auburn's DeWayne Reed tries to score past the defense of Florida State's Solomon Alabi in the second half Thursday in Tallahassee.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Solomon Alabi equaled a career high with 22 points to lead Florida State to a 76-72 win over Auburn on Thursday night. Alabi scored all but two of his points in the second half but got little help as the Seminoles blew a 14-point lead. Alabi, in one stretch, scored nine straight points including a pair of free throws that broke the last of two second half ties at 63. Florida state then twice pushed its lead to six points, but Auburn closed the gap to three when Tay Waller banked in a desperation 3-pointer with 5 seconds to go. Derwin Kitchen, though, sealed the victory for

Florida State by hitting one of two free throw attempts for the final margin. Deividas Dulkys and Michael Snaer each had 14 for Florida State (9-2). Frankie Sullivan and DeWayne Reed scored 17 each for Auburn (5-5). Waller added 15 and Lucas Hargrove had 13. Waller opened the game with a pair of 3s to give Auburn a 6-0 lead, but Florida State pulled out to a 33-25 edge at the half as Dulkys hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer. The victory extended the Seminoles’ home win streak to nine, including seven this season, in their final tune-up before beginning their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule Saturday at No. 22 Georgia Tech.

Northern Vance battled through injuries and trailed most of the game, but pulled out a 55-51 win at Southeast Halifax. Jordan Branch and Brandon Hargrove both left the game in the first quarter with injuries and leading scorer Shawn Brown fouled out midway through the fourth quarter. Northern trailed 40-39 heading into the fourth, but outscored SE Halifax 15-11 in the final frame to earn the win. “We definitely showed the heart of a champion tonight,” said Vikings coach Wilton Baskett. “We could have blamed it on a lot of things, but somehow we held on for the win.” Cameron led Northern with 16 points, nine of which were scored in the last quarter. Brown finished with 13. The Vikings improve to 8-0 and play again at the Burke County Christmas Tournament Dec. 28th.

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N.C. State's DeShawn Painter dunks against Elon's Adam Constantine during the first half.

Pack holds off Phoenix, 79-76 By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer

RALEIGH — If North Carolina State was looking for some sort of measuring stick before opening Atlantic Coast Conference play this weekend, the Wolfpack sure got one Thursday night. And it wasn’t pretty. Tracy Smith scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half — including two key baskets in the final 90 seconds — that helped N.C. State rally past Elon 79-76, an unimpressive performance by a team that came out flat against a team it expected to beat soundly. Dennis Horner scored a career-high 23 points for the Wolfpack (8-1). N.C. State trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half, didn’t Please see WOLFPACK, page 4B


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Two-minute drill App State’s Edwards wins second Payton Award Local Sports Eaton-Johnson girls remain unbeaten Eaton-Johnson’s girls basketball team kept its slate perfect with a 46-30 win over Bunn Middle School Thursday. Breona Jones led EJ with 22 points, followed by Rakwonza Parker with 10. Rashyda Burwell, Kenya Perry and Mikayla Sellers each had four points. Deonna Gray chipped in with two points. EJ improves its record to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play.

Henderson Panthers football earns recognition The Henderson Institute Panthers eight- and nine-year-old AAU team was selected as the Carolina Panthers Youth Team of the Week in October. The Panthers received free tee shirts from their NFL big brothers and have their team photo posted on Panthers.com. The Carolina Panthers select one team and one cheer squad weekly from mid-September through the end of the regular season. “The Carolina Panthers are thrilled to recognize both kids and youth athletic associations that make participating in youth league sports one of the great experiences of childhood,” said Riley Fields, the Carolina Panthers director of community relations said on the Panthers Web site. The distinction, which was made the week of 10/29, also provided $1,000 dollars worth of football equipment to the Henderson squad. Those who are interested in sponsoring the 2010 Henderson Panthers can contact Joe Brodie at 252433-6426.

College Football FCS title game pits Nova against Montana CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Villanova coach Andy Talley sometimes wears his national championship ring while on recruiting trips — his basketball national championship ring, that is. The ring was a gift from the school’s basketball team when he was hired in 1985 to rebuild the football program. Twenty-five seasons later, Talley and the Wildcats finally have their first shot at winning the school’s first Football Championship Subdivision title when they face Montana on Friday night in Chattanooga. The second-ranked Wildcats (13-1) couldn’t have picked a more dominant opponent. “I think they’ve won something like 3,000 conference championships in a row,” Talley joked about Montana on Thursday. “They are the only show in town in Montana, and people rally around it much like people do in Pennsylvania with Penn State. We suffer from being in the suburbs in Philadelphia. I think this could have a bigger impact on the Villanova nation.” Actually, the Grizzlies (14-0) have won just 12 Big Sky Conference titles in a row, but they’re undefeated for the second time in three seasons after losing last year’s title game to Richmond.

MLB ‘Shocked’ Lee wanted to stay with Phils SEATTLE (AP) — Cliff Lee wanted to stay in Philadelphia. The Phillies’ postseason star said he proposed a counteroffer on a contract extension Wednesday — the day he was traded to Seattle in a four-team deal that sent Roy Halladay to the Phillies. Speaking by telephone while on vacation in Puerto Rico, the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner says he had “disbelief and shock” over the trade. The 31-yearold left-hander said he loved pitching for the Phillies and wanted to finish his career in Philadelphia. He says he’s “disappointed” but he can’t blame the Phillies for preferring Halladay. Lee says he will make the best of his situation in Seattle and likes the moves the Mariners are making.

Local Preps Friday, Dec. 18 Basketball-Boys n Kerr-Vance at Waccamaw Academy 6:30 p.m. n J.F. Webb at Warren County 7:30 p.m. n Southern Vance at Northern Nash 7:30 p.m. Basketball-Girls at Waccamaw Academy 5 p.m. n J.F. Webb at Warren n Kerr-Vance

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Sports on TV Friday, Dec. 18 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. n ESPN2 — NCAA FCS Championship, championship game, Villanova vs. Montana, at Chattanooga, Tenn. GOLF 9:30 a.m. n TGC — European PGA Tour, South African Open Champion-

ship, second round, at Western Cape, South Africa (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. n ESPN — Milwaukee at Cleveland 10:30 p.m. n ESPN — Washington at Golden State

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards became the first two-time winner of the Walter Payton Award, which goes to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The award, along with honors for best defensive player and coach, was announced Thursday night, a day before Montana (14-0) and Villanova (13-1) were slated to play in the FCS national title game in Chattanooga. Edwards is the first

quarterback in NCAA history to pass for more than 10,000 yards and rush for over 4,000 yards in his career. He won national championships in his first two seasons at Appalachian State and guided the Mountaineers to a victory at Michigan in 2007. The 185-pound senior finished his career with 10,392 yards passing and 4,361 rushing. His 14,753 yards of total offense ranks him second all-time behind the late Steve McNair, who played at Alcorn State and was honored during the awards banquet.

Edwards led Appalachian State to its fifth consecutive Southern Conference title and an NCAA playoff berth this year. He finished this season with 3,291 yards passing and 12 touchdown passes. He ran for 679 yards and 18 touchdowns. The other finalists were Southern Illinois tailback Deji Karim and Elon receiver Terrell Hudgins. James Madison defensive end Arthur Moats won the Buck Buchanan award honoring the top defensive player in the FCS. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound

senior from Portsmouth, Va., led the nation with an 23 1/2 tackles for loss and was fourth with 11 sacks. He also piled up 90 tackles and returned a fumble for a 68-yard touchdown. Prarie View A&M coach Henry Frazier III won the Eddie Robinson Award for top FCS coach after leading the Panthers to their third straight winning season. Frazier is the first coach from the Southwestern Atlantic Conference and first coach at a historically black college or university to win the award.

Marshall names Doc Holliday new coach By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — West Virginia assistant coach John “Doc” Holliday has signed a five-year contract to coach at Marshall, Thundering Herd athletic director Mike Hamrick said Thursday. Hamrick says Holliday will be paid $600,000 per season. The school has scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Thursday to introduce Holliday. Holliday replaces Mark Snyder, who resigned Nov. 29 after going 22-37 in five seasons. Known as a solid recruiter in the state of Florida, Holliday, 52, becomes a head coach for the first time after three decades as an assistant, most of them with the Mountaineers. He has the task of restoring respectability to a program that hasn’t had a winning season since 2003. Holliday also must deal with skeptics at Marshall who loath his longtime ties with cross-state foe West Virginia. In tight financial times, he’ll also have to tackle the issue of Marshall’s lack of an indoor practice facility.

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Former West Virginia University associate head football coach Doc Holliday becomes emotional after being named as the new head football coach at Marshall, Thursday,in Huntington, W.Va. Holliday replaces Mark Snyder who served as the head coach for five years. Marshall saw a steady decline in attendance under Snyder. Marshall’s stadium was half empty for its final three home games and the team averaged 22,236 in attendance this season, the lowest in Snyder’s five seasons, and 2,000 fewer per game than a year ago. Holliday, a Hurricane native, played linebacker at West Virginia from 1976-78. He spent 20 seasons as an assistant under Don Nehlen and again for Bill Stewart the past two years. In between he spent five seasons as an assistant at

North Carolina State and three seasons as associate head coach for safeties under Urban Meyer at Florida. Holliday was passed over for the West Virginia head coaching job after Rich Rodriguez left for Michigan in 2007. He was hired by Stewart, Rodriguez’s successor, as recruiting coordinator and associate head coach. Holliday, one of the nation’s highest paid assistants at $406,000, was in charge of tight ends and fullbacks this season. He also has served as a coach

of safeties, linebackers and wide receivers. “I think it’s a great opportunity for Doc,” Nehlen said Thursday. “He’s paid his dues.” Holliday and Hamrick, who became Marshall’s athletic director in July, have been longtime friends. When Hamrick was athletic director at East Carolina, he tried to hire Holliday but was overruled by his administrators and John Thompson was eventually hired. In 2005, before Snyder was hired, Holliday removed himself for consideration for the Marshall job. Marshall is a decade removed from its pinnacle. Led by quarterback Chad Pennington in 1999, the Thundering Herd went 12-0 and finished No. 10 in The Associated Press final poll. Marshall won five straight bowl games from 1998-2002. This year Marshall lost three of its final four games and became bowl eligible on their third attempt in a 34-31 win over SMU. Defensive coordinator Rick Minter is the interim coach for Marshall (6-6) in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl in Detroit against Ohio on Dec. 26.

Danica Patrick to make Nascar debut at California By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer

MOORESVILLE— Danica Patrick will ease her way into NASCAR by skipping the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway in favor of a less-stressful debut one week later at California. The IndyCar star is still working on piecing together a 13-race schedule for JR Motorsports in NASCAR’s second-tier series, but announced Thursday she’s marked the Feb. 20 race at Auto Club Speedway for her debut. JR Motorsports also will field a car for Patrick in the Feb. 27 race at Las Vegas. Although Patrick will make her stock-car debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA opener at Daytona, she will not attempt the Nationwide race. The opener is usually stacked with NASCAR’s top talent, and Sprint Cup drivers have won nine of the last 10 Nationwide races at Daytona. The lone exception? Martin Truex Jr., who won in 2005 in JR Motorsports car. “The race is basically a Cup race, some 30 odd drivers in Cup run in it,” she said. “So, is that the right time for me to start or not? You only get one grand opening, so I’ve heard. We want it to be the right opportunity.” Patrick made her first appearance with new boss Dale Earnhardt Jr. since announcing a two-year contract last week to try NASCAR for JR Motorsports, the team owned in combination by Rick Hendrick, Earnhardt, his sister, Kelley, and their cousin, Tony Eury Jr.

Sitting on a stage at JR Motorsports flanked by her new team, she fielded questions from reporters before it was opened up to two preselected fans in attendance, as well as one question submitted through Facebook. “I don’t ever think I’ve seen as much power up on stage in NASCAR as I do today,” Kelley Earnhardt said. She wasn’t lying. This partnership combines the most marketable drivers in America’s top two racing series, and with it will come a tremendous amount of attention. Patrick, who is used to a low-key IndyCar schedule, joked that she might have to by a private plane since there were race fans waiting for her when she landed at the Charlotte airport. Already the pressure is on: one fan in attendance asked Patrick who will win first in 2010, Earnhardt, JRM driver Kelly Bires or Patrick? “It’s probably not going to be me,” she joked. Patrick is approaching this new venture as an adventure. She signed a three-year contract extension earlier this month with Andretti Autosport that will keep her racing full-time in IndyCar, where she is the face of the open-wheel series and relied upon to help boost its popularity. The 27-year-old Patrick, who has just one victory and 16 top-five finishes in five IndyCar seasons, said she’s still got a long list of goals for that series — including winning the Indianapolis 500. “I still love IndyCar, and I still want to win the

Indy 500 — I really want to,” she said. “I had a feeling years ago that I’m going to win this race, and I still think I will.” But the lure of NASCAR, which offers substantial moneymaking opportunities and an opportunity for many racers aging out of open-wheel to extend their career, was too much to ignore. She has backing from sponsor GoDaddy.com, which will sponsor her IndyCar team as well, and a partnership with NASCAR’s most popular driver in Earnhardt and powerful owner in Hendrick. She’s had only one real test in a stock-car, last week in Florida, but will go directly to Daytona to participate in the three-day ARCA test this weekend. Patrick is being careful with expectations. “You’ve got to take things in small steps. Baby steps,” she said. “Lets see if I like it. At this point in time, I like it, but what if I didn’t? Then I really look silly. If I like it, OK. And if not, then not. And that’s OK, too.” Patrick’s team will be led by crew chief Tony Eury Jr., who spent several high-stress seasons

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with Earnhardt before he was fired at Hendrick in late May. He’s now back with his cousin at JR Motorsports, where he was given partial ownership and yet another high-profile crew chief position. He said he’s up for the challenge that will come with helping Patrick, who will try to join Tony Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya as the only openwheel drivers to find consistent success. Stewart, a former IndyCar champion, is a two-time NASCAR champion, while Montoya, a former CART champion and Formula One driver, made the Chase for the Sprint Cup this past season, his third in NASCAR. Others have not been so lucky: Three-time IndyCar champion Sam Hornish Jr. has yet to find consistency, while reigning IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti lasted just a few months in NASCAR before returning to openwheel. Eury said they will keep the goals modest for this season. “If we finish in the top 15 on a weekly basis, and her confidence is up, and we’re happy with the results, that’s where we’ve got to look,” he said. Cash 5: 25-12-39-3-38 RICHMOND, Va. — These numbers were drawn Thursday afternoon by the Virginia Lottery: Pick 3: 0-9-9 Pick 4: 3-3-0-2 Cash 5: 7-10-14-18-29 These numbers were drawn Thursday night: Pick 3: 4-3-4 Pick 4: 1-4-6-0 Cash 5: 5-15-18-22-30


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REDSKINS, from page 1B Zorn. Zornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job status is tenuous with the record at 4-9 and three games to play. The Redskins host the rival Giants on Monday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jim Zorn is our coach,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give us some time to see how our relationship develops.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncertain how much leeway Allen will have to make the final call about the coach or the roster. Neither he nor Snyder would give details of their working agreement, but Snyder indicated that Allen will have more autonomy

than some of the ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous front office hires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, Bruce has got the authority,â&#x20AC;? Snyder said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And when he makes a decision, the club makes a decision, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Redskins decision. ... Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve not been as involved as people may have thought. In terms of the future, obviously weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be counting on Bruce to help lead the way.â&#x20AC;? As for Zorn, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got three weeks to impress his new boss. He admitted there had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;some difficultiesâ&#x20AC;? with Cerrato, who

stripped the coach of playcalling duties six games into the season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to do is work as hard as I possibly can,â&#x20AC;? Zorn said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;not to try to save my job, but to continue to work the way weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working so that we can bring a winner to this program. ... I think this is a fortunate thing for our program, for me as a head football coach, not to just say â&#x20AC;&#x2122;See you later, thanks for everything,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but to really take a look and see what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and maybe heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll like what he sees.â&#x20AC;?

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COLTS, from page 1B which turned out to be a huge mistake. Garrard was 23 of 40 for 223 yards with three touchdowns. Maurice Jones-Drew ran 27 times for 110 yards and a score. But once the Jaguars got behind and abandoned the running game, they had trouble sustaining drives. All that talk about Indy resting some of its key players turned out to be pretty just speculation. Sure, defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis played sparingly, but Manning, Wayne, Clark and the other stars played the entire game. And did most of the damage. The dagger came with 5:23 remaining, when Manning found Wayne streaking down the sideline for the 65-yarder. Safety Reggie Nelson seemed to bite on a pump fake, allowing Wayne to get behind the coverage. It was the biggest play in

a second half that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite live up to the opening 30 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reggie just used his speed,â&#x20AC;? Manning said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a great job once he caught the ball to get into the end zone.â&#x20AC;? The first half was a back-and-forth affair that included 336 yards, 57 plays, 38 points, 23 first downs, one penalty, no turnovers and not a single punt. The half took a little more than an hour to play, so fast that the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broadcast representative spent the final few minutes scrambling to plug in all the TV timeouts. Manning was perfect, completing 12 of 12 passes for 116 yards and had touchdown passes to Clark and Austin Collie. Clark made a sliding grab in the back of the end zone for a 6-yard score and a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter. Collieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s catch, a 23-yarder on a seam route that he briefly bobbled at the goal

line, put Indy ahead 21-17 with 35 seconds remaining. The Jaguars got in field-goal range just before halftime, but Josh Scobee came up well short on a 57-yard attempt. Jacksonville played a near perfect half on offense. Garrard completed 12 of 16 passes for 97 yards, and one of his best plays of the season resulted in a touchdown. He faked a handoff, rolled left on a bootleg, then spun around and headed across the field. Maurice Jones-Drew, who had been blocking on the play, released toward the end zone and Garrard lofted a perfect pass for the score. Jones-Drew, who averaged 69 yards rushing the last four games, ran 14 times for 73 yards in the first half. There had been rumors that 5-foot-7 dynamo was slowed by a sore knee. He looked fully healthy against Indy.

coordinator Mike Zimmer, who died unexpectedly during the season. Henry was away from the Bengals after breaking his left forearm during a win over Baltimore on Nov. 8. He had surgery and was placed on seasonending injured reserve following the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are greatly saddened by todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tragic news about the loss of Chris Henry,â&#x20AC;? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chrisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; family, including his Bengals family. We have been in contact with the Bengals to offer our support through this difficult time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ask you to keep Chris Henry and his family in your thoughts today.â&#x20AC;? Throughout his career, his temper and poor decisions got him in trouble. He was ejected from a game and suspended for another while at West Virginia, where former coach Rich Rodriguez told Henry that he was an embarrassment to himself and the program. His reputation was already costing him â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the Bengals were the only NFL team to bring him in for a pre-draft visit in 2005. They found that his demeanor didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match his reputation. Henry was shy and spoke in a quiet voice. They warned him that he had to stay in control if he was going to stay in the NFL. Then, they picked him in the third round. In a sense, it was already a second chance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m worth the chance,â&#x20AC;? Henry said, when he showed up the following weekend for a rookie minicamp. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just happy they took me.â&#x20AC;? Henry become a vital part of the offense as a rookie, helping the Bengals reach the playoffs in 2005 with his ability to run past defenders to grab long passes. In the final month of the season, he also showed his other side,

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getting arrested for marijuana possession. After a playoff loss to Pittsburgh, he was arrested on a gun charge in Florida. Henry and former Tennessee cornerback Adam â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pacmanâ&#x20AC;? Jones became the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two most trouble-bound players. Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended both in 2007 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jones for a full season, Henry for half of it â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as part of a toughening of the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conduct policy. When Henry was arrested for a fifth time following that season on an assault charge, the Bengals decided theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d had enough. At his arraignment on April 3, 2008, Municipal Court Judge Bernie Bouchard called Henry â&#x20AC;&#x153;a one-man crime wave.â&#x20AC;? He was released by the Bengals the same day. It was a jolt to Henry, who had dreamed of an NFL career since high school, when he got the NFL logo tattooed on the back of his right hand. No team showed an interest in bringing him back. His career seemed finished. Then, Brown â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who refers to himself as â&#x20AC;&#x153;a redeemerâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; changed his mind and gave him another chance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you only knew him by hearsay, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some kind of ogre,â&#x20AC;? Brown said, during the Bengalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; appearance on HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hard Knocksâ&#x20AC;? series this summer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not true. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good person. When you see him up close, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll like him. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a softspoken, pleasant person.â&#x20AC;? This time, Henry seemed determined to stay out of trouble. After only 19 catches and two touchdowns in 12 games in the 2008 season, he set about making himself a topflight receiver again. He got into top shape and worked out with teammates in the offseason, showing more resolve than at any point in his career.

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Like a lot of Yankees newcomers, Granderson instantly found himself caught in a numbers game. He wore No. 28 with the Tigers, but manager Joe Girardi intends to bump up one digit and take it next season — after the Yankees won their 27th World Series championship, Girardi wants to have a new target. Granderson instead will wear No. 14, the number his father used to wear in

a men’s softball league. “I’m not superstitious,” Granderson said. Besides, he said with a smile, if all goes well, the Yankees will win their 28th title next year, Girardi will then move up to No. 29 and Granderson can reclaim his old number. “I want to talk to Curtis a little more” to make sure he’s comfortable with the switch, Girardi said. The Yankees are looking at more changes, too. “I can’t believe we’re done yet,” managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said, adding that “maybe another bat” would be nice. He didn’t mention anyone by name, but free agent Nick Johnson is a distinct possibility. Free agent Johnny Damon remains in the mix. General manager Brian Cashman praised him as a “perfect” second-place hitter for the Yankees and Girardi echoed that sentiment, saying Damon was an excellent fit for the stadium and the big stage.

(3-8) wouldn’t go away, stretching out the game by putting the Wolfpack on the line and closing to 77-75 on a 3-pointer from T.J. Douglas with 7.2 seconds left. Then, after Smith missed two free throws that would have sealed it with 2.6 seconds left, Elon grabbed the rebound with a chance at a desperation 3-pointer for the tie. But Elon had no time outs, forcing the Phoenix to hurry the ball ahead to Terrance Birdette, only to see time expire before he could launch the shot. “We got away with one today,” Wolfpack coach Sidney Lowe said. N.C. State had better figure things out quickly. After facing Wake Forest, N.C. State travels to Arizona and has a home game against No. 13 Florida on Jan. 3. “What we did today,” Smith said, “we can’t take that to Wake Forest or we’re going to lose by 30.” Lowe, in his fourth year, wasn’t interested in portraying the game as a

wake-up call for his team, especially considering its history of slow starts this year. After all, the Wolfpack hasn’t been to the NCAA tournament since 2006 and hasn’t finished at .500 in ACC play under Lowe, so motivation shouldn’t be in short supply. “We haven’t really done anything to come out playing that way,” Lowe said. “Even if you do, even if you are one of the top teams, you never look down or not give your opponents the respect they deserve. “I don’t know if it’s a wake-up call. How many times can you get a wakeup call? Pretty soon, you’ve got to wake yourself up.” Elon, however, had plenty of reason to feel good about its performance. Constantine scored a careerhigh 26 points to go with 10 rebounds, while Elon shot 47 percent and kept coming through with baskets that prevented the Wolfpack from pulling away on talent alone. “We came here to get better, and we came here

to be competitively tough for 40 minutes,” Elon coach Matt Matheny said. “We want more out of our program, and we want to win. So I stood in front of our guys in the locker room and said, ’I’m proud of you. This shows you, on a national stage, how good we can be.’ So we want more. I’m proud, but far from content.” Elon, which led 37-26 late in the first half, held a 61-57 lead with 6:45 to play before Smith’s three-point play put the Wolfpack ahead for good at 62-61 with 5:24 left. Then, after Smith helped the Wolfpack to a five-point lead in the final minute, Julius Mays helped maintain that margin by going 6-for-8 at the foul line. N.C. State needed every one of those points, too. “That was a hard-fought win for us,” Horner said. “We came out lackadaisical, maybe didn’t respect Elon, and they played their (tails) off today. We came out and we weren’t expecting that and they gave us a game.”

Atlanta 6, Dallas 5, OT N.Y. Rangers 5, N.Y. Islanders 2 Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 0 Los Angeles at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Portland 15 Oklahoma City 12 Minnesota 4

By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK — Curtis Granderson put on his “NY” cap, buttoned up his pinstriped jersey and went right to work for the New York Yankees. On a cold, blustery afternoon, the newly acquired center fielder stood near the loading dock at Yankee Stadium for 20 minutes, helping fans drop off canned green beans, Pringles potato chips and other items during the team’s annual food drive. “It’s not something you have to do,” Granderson said Thursday. “But when you’ve been given so much, why not give back? It’s something you should do.” Lauded by commissioner Bud Selig, Jim Leyland and many others for his off-the-field contributions, Granderson hopes to equally deliver with his bat, gloves and spikes. He’s well versed in who previously roamed center field for the Yan-

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Curtis Granderson, the newest player for the New York Yankees, speaks to the media at a press conference at Yankee Stadium in New York, Thursday. kees — Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Bernie Williams, among others — and who packs the ballpark. “Fans that probably know more about you than you do,” he said. The Yankees got Granderson last week from Detroit in a three-team trade that included Arizona. He was a first-time All-Star last summer, and hit 30 home runs and stole 20 bases.

WOLFPACK, from page 1B push ahead for good until the final 6 minutes and then had to hang on until the final buzzer. Making matters worse, the performance came against a team picked to finish near the bottom of the Southern Conference and one that managed a total of 31 points in a loss at Samford earlier this month. It also lost by 40 points earlier this week at Wake Forest, which hosts N.C. State in the Wolfpack’s ACC opener on Sunday. “It was a game we should’ve won by 40,” Smith said. “If we’d have lost this game, I think it would have affected us long down the road. We came to the last time out and said we weren’t going to lose this game, and everybody played hard with defense and rebounding and we just came out with the win.” The Wolfpack appeared in control when Smith scored on a layup, then followed with a turnaround shot over Adam Constantine for a 73-68 lead with 45.9 seconds left. But Elon

NHL Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 35 24 10 1 49 114 90 New Jersey 32 23 8 1 47 93 69 N.Y. Rangers 34 15 16 3 33 94 100 N.Y. Islanders 35 13 15 7 33 88 113 Philadelphia 33 15 16 2 32 93 97 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 32 20 10 2 42 85 70 Ottawa 33 17 12 4 38 94 96 Boston 32 16 10 6 38 84 80 Montreal 36 15 18 3 33 90 104 Toronto 34 12 15 7 31 100 122 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 34 21 7 6 48 124 95 Atlanta 33 18 12 3 39 108 99 Florida 35 14 14 7 35 99 115 Tampa Bay 34 11 14 9 31 81 104 Carolina 33 8 19 6 22 82 120 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 32 21 8 3 45 95 67 Nashville 34 20 11 3 43 95 95 Detroit 34 18 11 5 41 95 89 Columbus 35 14 14 7 35 101 121 St. Louis 32 14 13 5 33 78 88 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 36 19 11 6 44 104 105 Calgary 33 19 10 4 42 96 81 Vancouver 34 19 15 0 38 106 88 Minnesota 34 17 14 3 37 89 95 Edmonton 33 15 14 4 34 100 103 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 36 22 11 3 47 110 106 San Jose 34 19 8 7 45 111 92 Phoenix 35 21 12 2 44 89 79 Dallas 34 14 9 11 39 101 105 Anaheim 33 13 13 7 33 94 105 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games New Jersey 2, Montreal 1 N.Y. Islanders 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Carolina 5, Dallas 3 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 0 Phoenix 6, Toronto 3 Florida 4, Atlanta 3 Chicago 3, St. Louis 0 Anaheim 3, Vancouver 2 Thursday’s Games Phoenix 2, Columbus 1, SO Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2, SO Minnesota 3, Montreal 1

Friday’s Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Toronto at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 3 p.m. Phoenix at Anaheim, 4 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 4 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 9 p.m. Washington at Edmonton, 10 p.m.

NBA Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 20 4 .833 — Toronto 11 17 .393 11 New York 8 17 .320 12 1/2 Philadelphia 6 19 .240 14 1/2 New Jersey 2 24 .077 19 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 18 6 .750 — Orlando 19 7 .731 — Miami 13 11 .542 5 Charlotte 10 14 .417 8 Washington 7 16 .304 10 1/2 Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Indiana Chicago

Central Division W L Pct GB 19 7 .731 — 11 12 .478 6 1/2 11 14 .440 7 1/2 9 14 .391 8 1/2 9 15 .375 9

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB Dallas 19 7 .731 — San Antonio 13 10 .565 4 1/2 Houston 14 11 .560 4 1/2 New Orleans 11 13 .458 7 Memphis 10 15 .400 8 1/2 Denver Utah

Northwest Division W L Pct GB 19 7 .731 — 15 10 .600 3 1/2

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Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 20 4 .833 — Phoenix 17 8 .680 3 1/2 L.A. Clippers 11 13 .458 9 Sacramento 11 13 .458 9 Golden State 7 18 .280 13 1/2 Wednesday’s Games Cleveland 108, Philadelphia 101 Atlanta 110, Memphis 97 Orlando 118, Toronto 99 Indiana 101, Charlotte 98 Utah 108, New Jersey 92 L.A. Clippers 120, Minnesota 95 L.A. Lakers 107, Milwaukee 106, OT Dallas 100, Oklahoma City 86 New Orleans 95, Detroit 87 Denver 111, Houston 101 San Antonio 103, Golden State 91 Sacramento 112, Washington 109 Thursday’s Games Chicago 98, New York 89 Miami 104, Orlando 86 Phoenix at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Friday’s Games New Jersey at Toronto, 7 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New York, 8 p.m. Indiana at Memphis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Denver at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Utah at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Portland at Orlando, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Indiana at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

COLLEGE HOOPS Thursday’s Men’s Scores

SOUTH Appalachian St. 113, Milligan 91 Davidson 90, College of N.J. 49 Florida St. 76, Auburn 72 James Madison 78, Gardner-Webb 57 LSU 63, Nicholls St. 60 N.C. State 79, Elon 76 Troy 78, New Orleans 76 EAST Iona 75, Albany, N.Y. 62 Lehigh 66, Dartmouth 58

MIDWEST Evansville 75, Georgia Southern 58 Olivet Nazarene 75, Chicago St. 68

Standings

PA 234 306 211 271

South W L T Pct PF x-Indianapolis 14 0 0 1.000 394 Jacksonville 7 7 0 .500 266 Tennessee 6 7 0 .462 293 Houston 6 7 0 .462 311

PA 248 322 323 273

Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

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Pct .692 .538 .462 .154

PF 264 319 278 158

PA 217 218 244 315

San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City

West W L T 10 3 0 8 5 0 4 9 0 3 10 0

Pct .769 .615 .308 .231

PF 362 256 155 206

PA 259 230 316 342

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 9 4 0 .692 372 Dallas 8 5 0 .615 296 N.Y. Giants 7 6 0 .538 341 Washington 4 9 0 .308 234

PA 273 233 330 251

x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

South W L T Pct 13 0 0 1.000 6 7 0 .462 5 8 0 .385 1 12 0 .077

PF 466 302 225 190

PA 274 305 282 356

y-Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit

North W L T 11 2 0 9 4 0 5 8 0 2 11 0

PF 389 344 247 209

PA 243 243 291 406

W 8 6 5 1

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Orioles continue busy offseason with new additions By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer

Third baseman Garrett Atkins and reliever Mike Gonzalez have reached preliminary agreements with the Baltimore Orioles, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Gonzalez gets a $12 million, two-year contract and Atkins receives a one-year deal that pays him $4 million next season and includes an option for 2011. The deals are pending a physical, according to the people, who spoke separately on condition of anonymity because the contracts had not been completed as of Thursday. Atkins, who turned 30 on Saturday, spent his entire seven-year major league career with the Rockies before he became a free agent last weekend when Colorado failed to offer a 2010 contract. Atkins slumped to a .226 average with nine homers and 48 RBIs last season after hitting .286 with 21 homers and 99 RBIs in 2008. Atkins, who made $7.05 million, lost the third base job to Ian Stewart by the end of the season. Atkins had a careerhigh 29 homers and 120 RBIs in 2006, when he was fourth in the NL

Saturday’s Games Dallas at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.

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Sunday’s Games Miami at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at Detroit, 1 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Chicago at Baltimore, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Carolina, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s Game N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Thursday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL n Major League Baseball MLB—Suspended Florida SS Travis Dawkins (New Orleans-PCL) for 50 games after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Named Tim Maxey joint strength and conditioning coordinator. American League BOSTON RED SOX—Named David Friedman senior vice president and special counsel. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Named Stan Boroski assistant pitching coach. n National League CHICAGO CUBS—Named Marty Pevey catching coordinator. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Agreed to terms with INF Doug Mientkiewicz, INF Angel Berroa, RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Francisco Felix, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Juan Perez, 1B John Lindsey, OF Prentice Redman and RHP Josh Towers on minor league contracts. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with RHP Ryota Igarashi on a two-year contract. n American Association SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed Chris R. Jones. BASKETBALL n National Basketball Association PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS—Called up F Anthony Tolliver from the NBA Development League. FOOTBALL n National Football League NFL—Fined New York Giants C Shaun O’Hara and Philadelphia DE Trent Cole

with a .329 average. He batted .301 with 25 homers and 111 RBIs the following year. Gonzalez, a 31-year-old left-hander, figures to get an opportunity to become Baltimore’s closer. He was 5-4 with a 2.42 ERA and 10 saves last season for Atlanta and has 54 saves in seven major league seasons, including a career-high 24 with Pittsburgh in 2006. Gonzalez pitched in 80 games this year, third-most in the majors. Preceding his delivery with an unusual, rocking motion, Gonzalez struck out 90 and walked 33 in 74 1-3 innings this year. He would get $6 million each of the next two seasons and could earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses. He is a Type A free agent, so the Braves would receive two draft picks as compensation for losing him. The Orioles traded closer George Sherrill to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 30. Other potential closers in Baltimore are Koji Uehara and Jim Johnson, who took over for Sherrill last season and finished with 10 saves. ——— AP Sports Writer Mike Fitzpatrick contributed to this report. $15,000 apiece for a scuffle at the end of a Dec. 13 game. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Placed FB Greg Jones on injured reserve. Activated DB Kennard Cox from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Announced the resignation of executive vice president of football operations Vinny cerrato. Named Bruce Allen general manager. n Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Announce the resignation of president and CEO Lyle Bauer. Fired Mike Kelly head coach. HOCKEY n National Hockey League MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled D Yannick Weber from Hamilton (AHL). Released F Ryan Murphy. n American Hockey League ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS—Reassigned G Michael-Lee Teslak to the Wheeling (ECHL) and G Nic Riopel to Moncton (QMJHL). GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Recalled F Francis Lemieux from Las vegas (ECHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS—Announced F Levi Nelson has been assigned to the team by Boston (NHL). Recalled D Rob Kwiet from Reading (ECHL). n ECHL CHARLOTTE CHECKERS—Announced D Julien Brouillette has been loaned to Providence (AHL). ELMIRA JACKALS—Acquired F Jarrett Konkle and future considerations from Johnstown Chiefs for F Chanse Fitzpatrick. LACROSSE n National Lacrosse League MINNESOTA SWARM—Traded D Kevin Fines to Rochester for a 2010 conditional sixth round draft pick. SOCCER n National Indoor Soccer League PHILADELPHIA KIXX—Re-signed G Nick Hovaker. COLLEGE ARKANSAS STATE—Announced the resignation of womens soccer coach Derek Pittman, who has accepted an associate head coaching position at Gonzaga. DANA—Named Jason Shumaker football coach. FELICIAN—Named men’s assistant basketball coach. HILBERT—Named Richard Schunke lacrosse coach. MANHATTAN—Named Ashley Hammond men’s soccer coach. MARSHALL—Named John Holliday football coach and signed him to a fiveyear contract. MINNESOTA—Freshman F Royce White announced he’s leaving the basketball team. SAN JOSE STATE—Named Mike MacIntyre football coach.


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Carpet, Windows, Doors, Floors, Vinyl, Plumbing, Etc.

Over 20 Years Experience â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need it done... we can do it!â&#x20AC;?

email: maintenanceplus80@yahoo.com

(252) 425-5941

Tree Service Greenwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Professional Tree Service

Bucket Service or Tree Climbing, Emergency Service, Free Estimates, 30 yrs. exp., Work Guaranteed.

252-492-5543 Fully Insured

Tri County Power Equipment Sales & Service CH & Sally Parrish Owners

Willis Enterprises, Inc. 0/"OXs(ENDERSON .#

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Joe Willis Email: jtsjts52@yahoo.com

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252-433-4910

experts residential and commercial

Fax: 252-433-4944

Experience over

120 Zeb Robinson Rd. Henderson, NC 27536 Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm Sat: 8am-12pm Sun: Closed We install wicks in portable heaters!

Husqvarna Stihl Toro Echo

20 years serving NC

Independently Owned and Operated

No sub contractors used

Cost effective solutions and foundation repair Financing Available with Approved Credit

Larry Richardson

252-213-2465

The Daily Dispatch - Friday, December 18, 2009  

Newspaper covering Vance, Granville and Warren counties in North Carolina

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