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HIGH POINT – In addition to showcasing local musicians, artists and businesses, Party on the Plank is designed to benefit and build the community. Organizer Elijah Lovejoy needs $60,000 to cover expenses, and beyond that he anticipates revenue of more than $100,000 from things such as food and beverage sales and vendor fees. Three nonprofit groups will take on a large portion of the work, and each will reap proceeds. For instance, Communities in Schools is in charge of food, and it will keep vendor fees. It also will sell
HIGH POINT – Plans for next summer’s Party on the Plank are well past the organizational stage, and Elijah Lovejoy is ready for people to “join the party,” which is the slogan for the current phase of his plans. Lovejoy, a minister fairly new to High Point, began thinking about an event to enliven downtown High Point and make local people feel connected to the area more than a year ago. He began working on plans in earnest last summer. He chose the name “Party on the Plank” in homage to the old plank road that was the basis of Main Street. Symbolically, it is PARTY ON THE the foundation of High Point, PLANK he said. Lovejoy’s vision gained its Breathing life first firm footing when Kem El- into downtown lis, director of the High Point ■■■ Neal F. Austin Public Library, offered the library as the location for free events that will be held on six consecutive Thursday nights June 3-July 8. Since then, Lovejoy has secured 13 corporate sponsors and 10 community sponsors, formed 10 committees made up of 35 volunteers and raised more than one-third of the $60,000 he estimates will be needed for expenses. He also secured the services of Jessie Meriwether as executive administrator and one of the main workhorses, Lovejoy said. Meriwether is a student in the nonprofit leadership studies program at High Point University. She is being paid for her Party on the Plank work, and she gets course credit. She will be in charge of volunteers, press and grant-writing. The Join the Party effort, which kicked off Friday, includes raising additional money and recruiting entertainers, artists, food and retail vendors and volunteers. Lovejoy is restricting participation to people from High Point and the immediate area of Archdale-Trinity, Jamestown, Thomasville and Wallburg to make local people feel invested in improving High Point. “This is the full-court press,” he said. It’s time to send people to the Web site (www. partyontheplank.com), and if they want to get involved, they can send an application to the appropriate committee, and we’ll get back to them.”
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Party on the Plank, a series of entertainment events in downtown High Point, got off to a successful start in 2009. Planning already is well under way to make this year’s event bigger and better than before. And it promises to be a winwin situation for local nonprofits, civic groups and the community at-large. But the party may not stop there. Organizer Elijah Lovejoy sees it as a way to save downtown, making it a viable and attractive place to shop and visit. This two-part series looks at how the new Party on the Plank is fast gaining momentum, and how it could fit into the larger picture of downtown renewal.
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NC gets poor grade in charter school report BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
TRIAD – A new national report has ranked the state poorly for capping the number of public charter schools at 100. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its first state-by-state review of charter school laws last week. The report ranked North Carolina 32nd out of 40 states with charter schools. The main criticism was the state’s cap on the number of charter schools. “Our organization would love for the 2010 state legislature to remove the cap altogether, not just increase it,” said Paul Norcross, chairman of the N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools and chairman and founder of Phoenix Academy in High Point.
Charter school directors and other supporters will gather in Raleigh on Tuesday to start an “awareness” campaign and a series of regional round table meetings about public charter schools. In the 2009 session, a House bill that would have raised the state cap to 106 schools failed by six votes. The state also runs the risk of failing to win a federal grant for as much as $400 million in Race to the Top stimulus program because of the restrictive law, according to the alliance. State education leaders claim that capping the number of charter schools helps them focus on quality. School districts with charter schools pass along a perstudent share of local education money to hire teachers, buy text-
books and for other operating expenses. Charter schools, run by private boards, have open enrollment and don’t charge tuition. The report found that 12 other states which restrict charter school growth could be disqualified for federal grants. They are: Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Rhode Island. In addition, 11 states have no public charter school laws. The states were ranked based on the strength of their charter school laws, including components such as quality and accountability, funding equity, facilities support, autonomy, and growth and choice.
Top 10: These states have laws favorable to the growth of high-quality charter schools – Minnesota, California, Georgia, Colorado, Massachusetts, Utah, New York, Louisiana, Arizona, and the District of Columbia. Scope: The North Carolina law allows new start-ups, public school conversions, and virtual schools. The state also needs to beef up its requirements for charter school administration and provide facilities support to charter schools. Source: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
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Counting cars? A mannequin in a kayak on N. Main Street appears to be counting cars. Tim Taylor Auto Sales placed the items on the street to draw attention to its business.
Gang member in NC turns on friends to help family CHARLOTTE (AP) – The young gang member decided to help police bring down his MS-13 gang in Charlotte after his mother found out what he was up to — and his brothers began to follow in his footsteps. “I was tired of seeing my mother cry,” he told jurors Friday. From the witness stand at the federal courthouse in Charlotte, the 21year-old described how he worked with police to gather details about the gang’s activities. He secretly videotaped gang meetings and drug buys. And he worried constantly, he said, that word of his cooperation would get back to the gang. “If they knew I had spoken to police,” he said, “they would take me and my family out in a second.” The Salvadoran gang, with as many as 12,000 members across the country, has been linked to homicides, drug trafficking and extortion in the Carolinas. In June 2008, 26 alleged members of the MS-13 gang were indicted in Charlotte. Three of the suspected gang members were accused in the indictment of murdering four people in Charlotte and Greensboro. Eighteen of the defendants have
pleaded guilty. One is in prison in El Salvador. Another, charged with murder, is scheduled to be tried for his life in the spring. The six men now on trial in Charlotte are each charged with racketeering conspiracy. Some of them also face drugs, firearms and robbery charges. One is charged with murder. On Thursday, the informant pointed to the six defendants across the courtroom, called them by their nicknames and told jurors they were MS-13 gang members. He described how he came to the United States from El Salvador and joined the gang when he was in the eighth grade. He was 13 or 14 at the time. He said he’d never killed anyone, but admitted committing as many as 40 robberies. On Friday, he talked about his decision to become an informant and about his fears. He recalled telling police that he didn’t need money, but he did want immigration status to remain legally in the United States – though not in Charlotte. “I knew I had to leave Charlotte as soon as I started working with police,” he said.
He worried about his family’s safety, he said. “I know how the gang works,” he told jurors. “If they can’t get to you, they’ll find a way to hurt you. I had nothing else but my family.” As an informant, he said, he couldn’t commit any crimes unless they had been sanctioned by the FBI as part of the investigation. He had to quit his job because he was working full time for police. He was given money – about $20,000 during a nine-month period – while he worked as an informant, according to the FBI. Some of that money, he told jurors, was used to get him and his family out of town. The informant is now in the government’s witness protection program. He has a new name. He’s not allowed to contact anybody back home. He’s given money to live on. He has health care. And he hopes one day to get legal status. He told the jurors he must tell the truth and not get into any trouble. If he breaks those rules, he won’t be able to stay in the witness protection program.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY – The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit arrested a Charlotte man Thursday who was wanted by the FBI. Deputies stopped a 1999 Lincoln Navigator at about 4 p.m. on Interstate 85 North at milemarker
102 near the Lake Road exit for following too close, tinted windows, tag bracket and a broken taillight. The vehicle displayed North Carolina registration and was operated by Preston HaroldDjoubor Wilson. According to a sheriff’s office press release, deputies smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle
and conducted a probablecause search. Deputies said they located about 3 grams of marijuana. Deputies received notification from the National Crime Information Center that Wilson was wanted by the FBI for wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Wilson, 36, was charged with simple possession
of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Wilson was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond for being wanted by the state and a $2,500 secured bond for simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on Jan. 26.
TODAY: Event gains momentum from successful inaugural year MONDAY: A catalyst for reviving downtown?
fields such as education, business, employment and government. Questions or topics for discussion will be gathered in advance, and that community leader will discuss the topic with anyone who is interested. Lovejoy plans for 2,000 people to attend each night of Party on the Plank, and he hopes that number of people will inspire owners of downtown property to think creatively about unused spaces. “When a business or property owner sees 2,000 people walk by, hopefully that will start them scratching their head thinking, I wonder if I can do something to generate interest in my property?” Lovejoy said. “You can’t do anything without people, so we think this vision is going to generate a lot of people interest, which will generate other interests as well. ...” “What makes this event more than entertainment is that it creates an engine that not only will draw people to downtown, but will draw ideas and investment to downtown.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3601
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Animal expert plans 10-day stay with snakes LAS VEGAS (AP) – An expert in deadly animals is planning to stay for 10 days inside a box full of snakes at a Las Vegas Strip casino as part of a reality television show.
non-alcoholic beverages as a fundraiser. Rotary Club of High Point will sell alcoholic beverages, which it will purchase from local and micro-breweries and mass distributors. The club will retain proceeds. The Junior League of High Point is handling retail vendors, and it will keep vendor fees. It also will sell Party on the Plank merchandise and will get a percentage of the profits. After restaurants and retail businesses pay a vendor fee, they keep the money from what they sell. “Our goal is to give as much as possible back to the community, to nonprofits,” Lovejoy said. Money donated or raised is received and dispersed through the nonprofit High Point Public Library Foundation. Participating churches, on the other hand, are raising $6,000 to set up a children’s area, and church volunteers will staff those activities, which include a climbing wall, moon bounce and obstacle course. To thank the community, High Point Regional Hospital will offer free health screenings, and High Point University will distribute free ice cream. Special giveaways will be featured each night. Each night’s events also will include a Vision Center hosted by a prominent community leader in
Donald Schultz will enter the clear glass box outside O’Sheas Casino on Sunday, starting with 50 snakes inside. Plans call for five new snakes to be added to the box
each day until there are 100 snakes — including cobras, pythons and rattlesnakes. The stunt will be filmed for Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon” series.
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After decades in NC, Montagnard returns home CHARLOTTE (AP) – For the 24 years he lived in Charlotte, Krong Krajan dreamed of bringing his wife and children here. He came to the U.S. in 1986 as a young man full of hope, after fighting in the jungles of Vietnam for years against the communists. He was one of the first 201 Montagnard refugees brought to North Carolina. Krajan spoke English, so he helped others navigate their new country and find jobs. But his passion, the goal that drove him all that time, was to bring his wife, Jong, and their children here. Years went by and Krajan grew older. While some of his friends made new lives in America, he never stopped trying to persuade the Vietnamese government to let his family immigrate. His friend Don Hurst believes Krajan suffered a stroke in 2001 because he was heartbroken. Once branded a war criminal, Krajan is now 65 and so frail, Hurst said, the Vietnamese government is allowing him to return to his village in the central highlands. He boarded a plane Thursday for the long journey home. “His last hope,” his friend Mien Pang said, “is to see his family before he dies.” In 1973, the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam. Around
the same time, Pang said, Krajan, then 29, left his family to continue the fight against the communists of North Vietnam. Though the Montagnards lived in Vietnam, they were from mountain tribes and did not consider themselves Vietnamese; they fought the communists, hoping to reclaim their ancestral lands. Krajan eventually fled Vietnam for Thailand with thousands of other Montagnard soldiers. By 1985, only 201 survived. U.S. Special Forces veterans, who had relied on the Montagnards, learned they were in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and Cambodia and brought them to North Carolina with help from Lutheran Family Services and Catholic Social Services. Fifty-one Montagnards, mostly men, settled in Charlotte at The Village, a community of duplexes off Morris Field Road near the airport. Now, more than 1,000 Montagnards live here. About 7,000 live in North Carolina. Krajan was hired at a metal finishing company where Hurst worked. Every morning, Hurst recalled, Krajan would shake the hands of his coworkers. He had a gentle spirit. Hurst said Krajan had been police chief for his province in Vietnam. He spoke several languages, including French, Viet-
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In a Jan. 9, 2010 photo, Don Hurst (right) sits with his friend Krong Krajan at home in Charlotte. Krajan was one of the first 201 Montagnard refugees brought to North Carolina after the Vietnam War. Hurst worked with Krong Krajan years ago, and they have remained friends. Hurst is now helping take Krong home to Vietnam to die and see his wife and family for the first time in 30 years. namese, his Montagnard dialect and English. But what Krajan mostly talked about was Jong and their children. Hurst said he and Krajan worked together about a year and a half. “He always had a big smile,” Hurst said. “He was always help-
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by Hurst’s company to visit. “Once you become friends with the Montagnard people,” Hurst said, “they are really loyal.” Krajan regularly sent money to his family, Hurst said. He regularly filled out the paperwork
required to bring his wife and children to Charlotte. “It became an obsession. It caused him a lot of stress.” The stress led to hypertension and Hurst believes eventually to the stroke.
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Hillary Clinton reviews Haiti relief efforts PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton flew into the Haitian capital Saturday to confer with President Rene Preval and receive an update on earthquake relief efforts. She arrived in a Coast Guard C-130 transport carrying bottled water, packaged food, soap and other supplies, the highest-ranking Obama administration official to visit since the magnitude-7.0 quake struck Tuesday. When asked by reporters aboard her aircraft what she hoped to accomplish, Clinton said she wanted to “listen to him, to be sure we are as responsive as we need to be.”
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Canada to speed up Haiti immigration requests TORONTO – The Canadian government says it will expedite immigration applications from Haitians with family in Canada and give immigration priority to Haitians adversely affected by the devastating earthquake. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Saturday that Haitians currently in Canada temporarily will also be allowed to extend their stay. Canada will also prioritize pending adoption cases with the visa office in Port-au-Prince. Canada will open a satellite immigration office in Dominican Republic to help facilitate the immigration process.
UN: Earthquake worst in available resources GENEVA – A U.N. spokeswoman says the United Nations is finding the Haitian earthquake to be the worst disaster it has had to face in terms of the resources available for its relief work. Elisabeth Byrs says U.N. and government buildings and infrastructure have been destroyed. She says many civil servants were killed. Byrs says the government losses make it harder for relief agencies to work than even after the Asian tsunami of 2004.
Senegal offers land to those who want to come DAKAR, Senegal – Senegal is offering free land to Haitians wishing to ‘return to their origins’ following this week’s devastating earthquake, which has destroyed the capital and buried thousands of people beneath rubble. Senegal’s octogenarian President Abdoulaye Wade told a meeting of his advisers that Haitians are the sons and daughters of Africa, because the country was founded by slaves, including some believed to have come from Senegal.
Outside Haiti capital, much despair, little aid LEOGANE, Haiti – As aid masses in Haiti’s devastated capital, time is running out in rural areas where the damage is no less severe. In Leogane, frustrated men gathered Saturday with machetes and clubs, ready to fight for a town they said the world has forgotten. All along the cracked highway heading west from Port-au-Prince along the bay, people begged for help. “SOS,” declared a sign near Leogane. “We don’t understand why everything is going to Port-au-Prince, because Leogane was broken too.” ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
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Some feuds erupt over water, food, logistics PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – Hungry, haggard survivors clamored – and sometimes fought – for food and water Saturday as donors squabbled over how to get aid into Haiti and rescuers waged an increasingly improbable battle to free the dying before they become the dead. Haiti’s government alone has already recovered 20,000 bodies – not counting those recovered by independent agencies or relatives themselves, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive told The Associated Press. He said a final toll of 100,000 dead would “seem to be the minimum.” There were growing signs that foreign aid and rescue workers were getting to the people most in need – even those buried deep be-
Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush stand united for Haiti. 6A neath collapsed buildings – while others struggled to cope with the countless bodies still left on the streets. Crowds of Haitians thronged around foreign workers shoveling through piles of wreckage at shattered buildings throughout the city, using sniffer dogs, shovels and in some cases heavy earthmoving equipment. Searchers poked a camera on a wire thorough a hole at the collapsed Hotel Montana and spot-
ted three people who were still alive, and they heard the voice of a woman speaking French, said Ecuadorean Red Cross worker David Betancourt. The urgency was growing, however: On a back street in Port-auPrince, about a half dozen young men ripped water pipes off walls to suck out the small amount of water trapped inside. “This is very, very bad, but I am too thirsty,” said Pierre Louis Delmar. Bellerive said an estimated 300,000 people are living on the streets in port-au-Prince and “Getting them water, and food, and a shelter is our top priority.” The U.S. military operating Haiti’s damaged main airport said it can now handle 90 flights a day.
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US vets return to see grim legacy of Vietnam War DONG HA, Vietnam (AP) â€“ A piece of shrapnel sliced Jerry Maroneyâ€™s right leg. A bullet pierced Peter Holtâ€™s neck. Les Newell took a shot in the rump. These old American soldiers recovered from the physical scars of combat long ago. But last week, they visited a place where people still have fresh wounds from the Vietnam War, which ended nearly 35 years ago. They came to Quang Tri Province, which is still littered with landmines and unexploded ordinance that routinely kill and maim people trying to scratch out a living in the rice fields. Their visit was organized by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Washington, D.C., monument that commemorates the lives of the 58,000 Americans who died in Vietnam. VVMF sponsors Project
RENEW, a non-profit organization that helps Quang Tri residents like Pham Quy Tuan, 41, whose left hand and right arm were blown off by a leftover American projectile he found in a rice paddy four months ago. â€œWhen I realized Iâ€™d lost my hands, all I could think about was how much I love my wife and kids, and how I would become a big burden to them,â€? said Tuan, who also suffered severe burns and remains in chronic pain. The VVMF delegation was led by Barry R. McCaffrey, a retired fourstar general who served as President Clintonâ€™s drug czar and now appears as a military analyst on NBC news. Also participating were family members of fallen soldiers and Vietnam veterans making their first trip back to Vietnam, several of whom had personal missions.
Barry R. McCaffrey (4th left), a retired four-star general, was one of the dignitaries who returned to Vietnam.
No agreement on Iran sanctions NEW YORK (AP) â€“ Diplomats from six key powers focused on possible new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program at a meeting Saturday, but reached no agreement. Robert Cooper, the European Unionâ€™s political director who chaired the meeting, said the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany concluded â€œthat Iran has failed to follow upâ€? on an agreement in principle in October that Tehran exchange uranium for nuclear fuel, â€œin particular by refusing further meetings to discuss the nuclear issue.â€? He said the six nations remain committed to a â€œdual trackâ€? approach to Iran to try to defuse global fears over its nuclear program â€“ diplomatic and political engagement on the one hand and possible new sanctions if Tehran refuses to rein in its nuclear ambitions.
Kidnapped journalistâ€™s body found in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) â€“ The bloody and broken corpse of a radio journalist known for his broadcasts on drug trafficking was found Saturday on a highway a few miles (kilometers) from the city where he was kidnapped, prosecutors said. Linea Directa radio station reporter Jose Luis Romero was forced at gunpoint out of a Los Mochis restaurant on Dec. 30. A few hours later, gunmen killed the chief police investigator in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa who had started investigating the kidnapping.
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Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi announces in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, that Iraqi authorities have captured Ali al-Azzawi, a senior leader of a militant group.
Iraq: Man who oversaw UN bombing caught BAGHDAD (AP) â€“ Iraqi authorities have captured a senior leader of a militant group linked to al-Qaida in Iraq who oversaw the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad and other attacks, the military said Saturday. The truck bomb that tore through the U.N. offices on Aug. 19, 2003, killed 22 people, including mission chief Sergio Vieira de Mello. The blast and a subsequent attack days later
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Baghdad. Authorities kept the arrest quiet for more than half a year to ensure the capture of other suspects believed to be linked to him, alMoussawi told The Associated Press later. The announcement was made as Iraqâ€™s government looks to reassure voters it can keep the country safe before a parliamentary election in March. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has made improved security one of the centerpieces of his re-election bid.
STOCKHOLM (AP) â€“ An Iran Air-owned Airbus bound for Tehran slid off a Stockholm runway on Saturday, but no one was hurt, a Swedish airport official said. Some 172 people, including 23 crew members, were on board the Airbus 300600 when it swerved off the runway and glided some 130 yards (100 meters) into the snow. Everyone was safely evacuated, Arlanda airport spokesman Anders Bredfall said. One of the airportâ€™s three runways was closed as officials launched an investigation into the accident.
Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan TORONTO (AP) â€“ The Canadian military says a Canadian soldier has died after stepping on an improvised explosive device in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province in Afghanistan. Canadian Brig.-Gen. Daniel Menard said Saturday that Sgt. John Faught, 44, died near the town of Nakhoney in Kandahar. Menard says Faught was a father figure to his much younger battalion members. Faught is the first Canadian soldier killed this year in Afghanistan.
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Obama vows sustained US support to help Haiti WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ Standing alongside two former presidents, President Barack Obama on Saturday promised that U.S. support for Haitian relief would continue long after the scenes of death and destruction fade from the headlines. â€œIn these difficult hours, America stands united,â€? Obama said. â€œWe stand united with the people of Haiti, who have shown such an incredible resilience, and we will help them to recover and to rebuild.â€? The White House has said Obama had no immediate plans to visit. The State Department raised the U.S. death toll to 15, including one department employee. Twenty-three Americans were seriously injured in Tuesdayâ€™s earthquake, and three U.S. government employees were missing. Obama and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton met in the Oval Office for about half an hour to discuss the assignment he gave them: to lead private fundraising efforts for Haitian relief, including immediate needs and the long-term rebuilding effort. Both men reassured people that money donat-
one of the worldâ€™s poorest. â€œI still believe that ... but itâ€™s going to take a lot of help and a long time.â€? U.S. officials said more food and water was on the way. There should be 600,000 humanitarian daily rations â€“ basic nutrition packages that
â€˜I believed before this earthquake Haiti had the best chance in my lifetime to escape its history.â€™ Bill Clinton Former president
President Barack Obama (center) speaks as former presidents George W. Bush (left) and Bill Clinton listen in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on Saturday. Obama asked the former presidents to help with U.S. relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake. ed through their Web site, http://www.clintonbushhaitifund.org, would be well spent. Bush said the best thing people can do is to send money. â€œI know a lot of people want to send blankets
or water. Just send your cash,â€? said Bush, who was visiting the White House for the first time since leaving office in January 2009. Bill Clinton, who also is the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, spoke of
his decades-long appreciation for the country. The Clintons honeymooned there, and a church they sat in 34 years ago is now â€œa total rubble.â€? He said he had been to hotels that collapsed and had dined with people who were
killed. Clinton also helped restore democracy to Haiti during his presidency. â€œI believed before this earthquake Haiti had the best chance in my lifetime to escape its history,â€? Bill Clinton said, speaking of the countryâ€™s history as
provide 2,300 calories â€“ at Haitiâ€™s airport by Saturday evening, according to Tim Callaghan, the administration aide helping oversee relief efforts. Callaghan, who spoke to reporters on a conference call from Haiti, said water purification units arrived Friday night and that officials hope they will produce up to 300,000 liters of water. More water is coming from neighboring Dominican Republic.
Crews sent to Port-au-Prince draw on 9-11 experience NEW YORK (AP) â€“ When the twin towers came down on Sept. 11, 2001, deputy police inspector Robert Lukach was there, working on the pile, digging through the rubble for survivors. Joe Downey, a New York City fire chief, was there too. He also was in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti after Hurricane Gustav. Now, the men are leading a team of 80 specialists on a search-and-rescue mission through the wrecked mass of concrete and metal in Haitiâ€™s earthquake-ravaged capital, using technology that has been improved since the Sept. 11 attacks.
The squad touched down in Port-au-Prince on Saturday after a twoday wait for clearance to land at the destroyed cityâ€™s overloaded airport. Lukach, who serves in the New York Police Departmentâ€™s elite Emergency Services Unit, said heâ€™s more optimistic about finding survivors in Haiti than he was at ground zero. â€œThat quickly became
a recovery mission. But this is still a rescue mission, and we are hoping for the best,â€? he said. He said that even days after the quake, he is hopeful there are pockets in the rubble where people may still be alive, although the crew was worried they would arrive too late, after too much waiting around. The team, which plans to spend at least a week in Haiti, is one of 28 federal urban search and rescue teams around the United States that can mobilize during a disaster. â€œWe can be more prepared for this because weâ€™re going in with more knowledge,â€? Lukach said.
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Sheehan leads protest at CIA, Cheney’s house LANGLEY, Va. – A group led by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has protested near the CIA’s headquarters and former Vice President Dick Cheney’s home in northern Virginia. They were protesting the use of unmanned drone aircraft to attack al-Qaida and Taliban targets. The group of about 70 people rallied alongside a highway near the CIA compound Saturday. About half then marched to Cheney’s nearby street and stayed for 20 minutes. Police kept them from going down his street.
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Ohio: Guard ignored teen’s suicide attempt COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Ohio youth prison guard was fired and two others were disciplined after a teen offender’s attempt to hang himself in a juvenile detention cell was ignored, according to an investigative report obtained by The Associated Press. One guard, who was fired Thursday, saw the youth with a blanket around his neck, wrote “attempting to hang self” on a log and walked away, according to the report by the Ohio Department of Youth Services, which was released through a public records request.
1 dead in boat mishap off San Diego coast SAN DIEGO – One person died and five others were injured Saturday when a small boat packed with suspected illegal immigrants overturned off the San Diego coast, authorities said. As many as 23 people were believed to be on the 30-foot boat when it made a crash landing around 4:30 a.m. in the surf at Torrey Pines State Park, said Maurice Luque, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Woman who stripped sentenced to 6 months SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – A 36-year-old Wisconsin woman who stripped in front of her children in a drunken attempt to avoid a shoplifting arrest is going to jail. As part of a plea agreement, Julia E. Laack of Sheboygan pleaded no contest to three charges including retail theft. The Sheboygan Press says she was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail. Prosecutors say Laack stole beef jerky and a lighter from a convenience store in October. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Only miles from the scenic vistas and celebrity mansions that draw sightseers from around the globe – but a world away from the glitz and glamour – a bus tour is rolling through the dark side of the city’s gang turf. Passengers paying $65 a head Saturday signed waivers acknowledging they could be crime victims and put their fate in the hands of tattooed ex-gang members who say
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For health care, it’s a frantic ride in the final days WASHINGTON (AP) – Like a roller-coaster ride on its last twisting turns, President Barack Obama’s campaign to remake health care is barreling into final days of breathless suspense and headlong momentum. Democrats are deploying this weekend to salvage an unpredictable Senate race in Massachusetts, while senior White House and congressional staffers in Washington hurry to finish work on cost and coverage options at the heart of the sweeping legislation. A Republican victory in the race to fill Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s seat
would deprive Democrats of the 60-vote majority needed to pass the bill in the Senate. Obama and Democratic congressional leaders would have a political window of perhaps days only to try to ram the bill through – at considerable risk of incurring public wrath. Democrats put on a bold public face Friday, while working behind the scenes with grim determination. Negotiators are “pretty close,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at the end of a week of marathon negotiations to reconcile House- and Senate-passed versions.
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NEW YORK (AP) – A busy terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated Saturday after a passenger opened a restricted door and set off an alarm, officials said. The incident delayed some flights for hours and caused headaches for hundreds of travelers who had to exit the terminal, wait for police to sweep through the building, and then return for a second security screening. “I just hope I’m not late for my flight,” said Victor Medina, looking frustrated after waiting 212⁄ hours to be re-screened for a connection from Mexico to London. The security breach apparently involved a passenger who arrived on a flight from Orlando, Fla., and, while exiting Kennedy’s Terminal 8, opened a door that was supposed to be used only by airport workers. Terminal 8 handles both domestic and international flights for American Airlines.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sandra Bullock said Friday she donated $1 million toward Haitian earthquake relief, and Madonna announced she gave $250,000 toward the effort as celebrity aid continued to pour into the devestated country. Bullock’s contribution went to Doctors Without Borders’ emergency operations in Port-Au-Prince, where three of the organization’s existing facilities were damaged by the magnitude 7.0 quake. AP Madonna’s gift was to Actress Sandra Bullock, seen here at the Critics’ Choice Partners In Health, a med- Movie Awards on Friday, donated $1 million to the Haiti ical provider in Haiti. relief effort.
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HIGH POINT – For students in the bands of the three city high schools, marching in Saturday afternoon’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade was a source of pride. The parade kicked off along S. Main Street at W. Russell Avenue, and the three bands practiced songs, including “We Shall Overcome,” in an empty parking area.
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Student members of MOVE (Men of Valor Excelling) march in Saturday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade. “I feel proud, like we represent a civil rights leader,” said Peter Emiohe Jr. of T. Wingate Andrews High School. “I like to keep a tradition
going,” said Cyril Jefferson, also of Andrews. “It’s a wonderful experience about the wonderful Dr. King and what he did 40 years ago, and it shows
that it was really worthwhile today,” said Shermena Ingram of High Point Central High School. “You get to celebrate the excitement of Martin Luther King,” said Kiaha Davis, also a Central color guard member. “I get to see other people, and it’s a good time to come out and celebrate Martin Luther King, and I’m proud to be an American,” said Ayanna Bonham of Southwest Guilford High School’s band. “The Martin Luther King parade is like a monumen-
tal thing, and this year we have better weather,” said Christon Cherry of Southwest. The parade has been staged for eight or nine years by Carl Chavis Branch Memorial YMCA, and it traditionally is sparsely attended, said YMCA Director Carlvena Foster. “I feel like it’s worthy to be done, probably more symbolically as anything,” Foster said. “It’s a symbol of Martin Luther King and what he stood for and the progress we’ve made as a country. “It’s so significant in history. It’s an event that needs to take place, even though we don’t have many participants. It needs more participants.” email@example.com | 888-3601
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Enrollment at RCC continues to expand ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT
RANDOLPH COUNTY – Randolph Community College continues to break enrollment records this spring semester, with classrooms and parking lots full and, in some cases, overflowing. When spring semester registration ended Tuesday, 2,971 students had enrolled in college credit classes. That number is an
The number of new student applications for this spring increased by nearly 30 percent from the same semester last year. all-time high for a spring semester at RCC, a 16.2 percent increase of over last spring’s enrollment of 2,557, according to Karen Ritter, director of planning and assessment. This spring, the number of new student applications increased by nearly 30 percent from last spring, increasing from 1,179 to 1,527. Many classrooms are full to overflowing, and the college has increased the number of sections of many courses to handle the extra students. Ritter noted that 18 sections of Introduction to Computers are being offered this spring, with 78 percent of those classrooms filled to capacity, and 14 general psychol-
ogy course sections are offered, with 64 percent full or over. Collegewide, 109 classrooms are filled to capacity, Ritter said, and an additional 28 classrooms had at least one student over its stated capacity. “These enrollment figures indicate that, even in the worst of economic times, the people of our community turn to RCC to find hope and opportunity,” said Robert S. Shackleford, RCC president. “We are dedicated to the mission of preparing our students for the jobs and careers of their dreams.” The largest growing technical programs were Industrial Systems Technology (177 percent), Automotive Systems Technology (94 percent), Funeral Service Education (71 percent), and Healthcare Management Technology (50 percent), according to Ritter. The associate in general education curriculum, taken by many students waiting to get into programs like nursing or radiography, grew by 50 percent. In addition, several of RCC’s lowest enrollment programs saw a boost this spring Entrepreneurship grew by 233 percent (from 3 to 10 students) and biotechnology by 125 percent (from 4 to 9 students). Parking has been at a premium, too. The paved parking lots are full most mornings, with students nearly filling the gravel overflow lot next to the old Klaussner plant purchased by Randolph County for the college two years ago. That facility is awaiting renovations to provide more classroom space.
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The Rev. David E. Perry, pastor of Cloverdale Church of the Living God, discusses plans for the new building and shows some blueprints and brick samples.
Church begins rising from the ashes BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – A High Point church that lost its sanctuary in 2006 when a fire destroyed it is on its way to having a new church. The Rev. David Perry, pastor of Cloverdale Church of the Living God, said phase 1 of the construction recently began on land that the church has purchased on Surrett Drive in Archdale. Cloverdale Church of the Living God is currently located on S. Elm Street in High Point. “We only moved the church two miles,” Perry said. “That’s the one thing we wanted to continue to remind the community and the church body that we didn’t try and relocate. We tried to find property as close as we could to build the vision that God has given us.” Since the fire destroyed
the sanctuary on March 31, 2006, Perry has been preaching in the church’s Worth R. Pugh Youth Center, which is named after the church’s former pastor. Perry said the church is trying to sell the S. Elm Street property and put those funds toward the new church on Surrett Drive. In addition to the youth center, the S. Elm Street property includes a church office. “We have to continue worshiping God. Regardless of whether we have laid foundation or not, we are going forward,” Perry said. “When our church burned, we were already having child care in the office building. Since that date, we have been having multiple ministry. We have ministry on one half of the building and child care on the other half of the building. ... We had a facility that God provided for us even in advance.” When phase 1 is fin-
ished, the members of Cloverdale Church of the Living God, will have a 10,000-square-foot church, which is 40 percent bigger than what the church lost, Perry said. The church, meanwhile, still is trying to find a new owner for its existing property. “It’s already ready,” Perry said of the youth center. “It has showers in it. It has a full kitchen in it. It’s available already to provide a shelter for the homeless, a place to sleep, a place to be fed, a place to be clean. It would make a great opportunity for someone in that capacity.” To help fund phase 1 and phase 2 of the church, Perry is asking for community donations. Those wishing to contribute can contact the Cloverdale Church of the Living God at 886-4963. email@example.com | 888-3657
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Lyda Herring Patterson HIGH POINT – Lyda Herring Patterson died January 12th, 2010. She was born April 14th, 1924, and grew up in Pender County, NC. Her parents were Alfred Benjamin Herring and Kathleen Rodgers. Mrs. Patterson attended East Carolina University formerly ECTC, and Campbell Junior College. On September 3, 1955, she married William Jennis Patterson, her husband of 27 years, who predeceased her. Formerly she was employed by Moore Sign Company as a bookkeeper. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hickory, NC for over 40 years. She was interested in missions and went with other church members to Peru one summer. She also volunteered in the church office and was chairman of the Bereavement Committee for seven years. Mrs. Patterson is survived by two daughters; Kathleen P. Ferrell and husband Dr. Will Ferrell of Forsyth County, NC, Judy P. Vermillion and husband Steve Vermillion of Charlotte, NC. A beloved daughter, Nina H. Patterson, predeceased her. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Melanie Ferrell, a brother, Dr. William B. Herring of Browns Summit, NC, and four step-granddaughters. The family appreciates so very much the loving care given to her by the staff at Evergreens Senior Healthcare in High Point for the last five years. They are also grateful for the many cards, gifts and visits from members and the pastors at Covenant Church United Methodist in High Point. We have been blessed by so many special people that have touched our lives. The family will receive friends at 10:30 a.m. Monday January 18th at the chapel of First Baptist Church Hickory, NC. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. and officiated by the Reverend Pat Pearce and the Reverend Rendell Hipps. There will be a private burial at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be given to First Baptist Church, 339 Second Ave., NW, Hickory, NC, 28601. Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point is assisting the family. Please share your condolences with the family at www. mem.com
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Edith Faley SOUTHPORT – Edith Hensley Harrill Faley, 74, an angel on earth to all her knew her, left this world suddenly on Friday, January 15, 2010. Edee was a resident of Oak Island, NC and Greensboro, NC. Mrs. Faley leaves behind her deeply beloved spouse, Mr. Eric Faley of Oak Island, NC, (who called her his “sweetie Edee”), as well as her sister, Mrs. Billie Hensley Hoffman Hathcock of Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Faley also leaves behind four children, Katherine Anne Harrill Brooks, married to Jeffrey Brooks of Winston-Salem, NC; Edith Elaine Harrill Trotter of High Point, NC; Patricia Lynne Harrill Maribona, married to Dr. Richardo Maribona of Fort Myers, Florida; and Deborah Michelle Harrill Rudolph, married to Scott Rudolph, of High Point, NC. She also has three step-daughters, Teresa Bohrer, married to Seth Bohrer of Oak Island, NC; Emily Honeycutt, married to John Honeycutt of Raleigh, NC; and Miriam Faley of Greensboro, NC. Edee was lovingly known as “Gingaw” to ten grandchildren, including Leia Trotter of High Point, NC; Karly Brooks of Wallburg, NC; Lauren, Erika and Aidan Maribona of Fort Myers, Florida; Noah, Erin and Luke Rudolph of High Point, NC; and Erin and Julia Bohrer of Oak Island, NC. She also leaves behind many dear friends from the shores of NC, through the middle of the state, into her birthplace of Asheville, NC. Mrs. Faley was pre-deceased by her parents, John Herbert and Dorothy Hensley, as well as her sister Helen Hensley Melton. Edee was born on November 23, 1935, in the farmlands of Democrat, NC. Upon graduation as the salutatorian from Barnardsville High School, NC, she left for Charlotte, NC, where she took an administrative position with Central Motor Lines. After raising her children, Edith worked at Stanley United Methodist Church, Casa Bique furniture in Thomasville, NC and Grace Lutheran Church of Thomasville, NC. In her late forties, Edith pursued her sec-
ondary degree in paralegal administration. She subsequently worked for and retired from Central Carolina Legal Services in Greensboro, NC. Edith valued education, and pushed to ensure that each of her four girls graduated with a four-year college degree. She was a compassionate and gentle soul, one who instilled in others inspiration to go forward, a confidence in their God-given gifts, and one who took pleasure in the smiles of her grandchildren and their accomplishments. In 2003, she met the love of her life, Eric Faley, and they subsequently married on the shores of Southport in August, 2006. They relocated to Oak Island, NC, where Edee found a new, much deserved happiness on the North Carolina coast with her new husband. She participated in the Red Hat Club, was a baker for the BBQ House of Oak Island, and was an active member at Ocean View Methodist Church. Mrs. Faley was an accomplished seamstress, artist, baker, pianist, literary talent, alto vocalist, and “Gingaw” par excellence. Edee’s favorite color was purple, and her family and friends will forever memorialize the color purple as an honor to her. Upon her death, Edee was temporarily residing in Fort Myers, Florida, as she and Eric were fulfilling a dream of wintering in Florida. Services will be Monday, January 18 at 2pm, at Ocean View Methodist Church, Oak Island, NC. Arrangements are being handled by Peacock, Newnam and White in Southport, NC. Memorial donations may be made to the Mike Melton Medical Fund, care of Ocean View Methodist Church, 8400 East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC, 28465. Mr. Melton is Mrs. Faley’s nephew, currently fighting a degenerative brain disease. In keeping with her wishes, Edee’s ashes will be spread among the egrets along the Oak Island, NC coastal shores. You may offer condolences at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.
WALLBURG – Mrs. Ava Compton Jordan, 97, of Wallburg, died Jan. 15, 2010, at the Northeast Atlanta Health & Rehabilitation Center. Funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Wallburg Baptist Church. Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in the church fellowship hall. J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DENTON – Giles Graham Davis, 72, of Graham Davis Road died Jan. 15, 2010, at Moses Cone Hospital. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Hill United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. today at Briggs Funeral Home.
Lillian McDowell HIGH POINT – Mrs. Lillian “Lib” Smith McDowell, 72, of High Point, died Friday, January 15, 2010 at her residence. Born September 22, 1937 in Surry County, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester Ham and Mildred Shore Smith. She was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and retired from Henredon Schoonbeck. Following her retirement, she volunteered at High Point Regional Hospital where she worked in the Gift Shop. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by five siblings. In June of 1983, she married Richard “Dicky” McDowell, who survives of the home. Also surviving are five children, Debbie Gordon and husband, Tommy of Trinity, Rick Gore & wife, Kathy of Savannah, GA, Mark McDowell and wife, Janet of Archdale, Terry Leonard and Bruce Leonard, both of High Point. Ten Grandchildren. Five GreatGrandchildren. Several special nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Reverend Darryl Love and Reverend Bobby Loving officiating. Entombment will follow in the Floral Garden Park Mausoleum. A visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Luke Board, Josh Board, Kyle McDowell, Tommy Gordon, Tony Peppers and Gene Johnson. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
TRINITY – Billy Ray Walker, 74, resident of 4194 Old Glenola Road, Trinity, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 15, 2010 at the High Point Regional Hospital. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born March 12, 1935 in Randolph County, a son of the late William Robert and Eula Rush Walker. A resident of Randolph County all of his life, Mr. Walker was a veteran of the US Army. He was also a Real Estate Developer and retired owner/operator of Walker Frame and Upholstery Company. He attended Whispering Hope Baptist Church. On December 2, 1960, he married the former Pauline Hunt who survives of the residence. Also surviving are two daughters, Sharon Trogdon and husband, Rickey and Tammy Hicks and husband, John (Corky), all of Archdale. Four grandchildren, Jennifer and Ashley Hicks and Kaylee and Jason Trogdon. Three brothers, Charles B. Walker and wife, Mozelle and Otis Walker, all of Trinity and Jackie Walker & wife, Priscilla of Archdale. One sister, Ruth Wall and husband, Melton of Randleman. Also his beloved Yorkie named Roxie. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service with Reverend Hoyle Harrison and Reverend Brian Cole officiating. Interment will follow in the Floral Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday evening from 6 until 8 at the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and at other times at the residence. Memorials may be directed to Whispering Hope Baptist Church, 300 E. Springfield Road, High Point, NC 27263 or the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Our special heartfelt thanks to all the doctors, nurses and staff at Carolina Cardiology and High Point Regional Hospital for all of their love and care. Online condolences may be made at www.cumbyfuneral.com.
HIGH POINT – Mrs. Flossie Morgan, 85, of High Point, died Jan. 16, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital. People’s Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Dorothy Small TRINITY – Dorothy Carscaddon Small, 88, of Trinity died Jan. 15, 2010. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at High Rock Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. today at Briggs Funeral Home in Denton.
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Advocates provide safety net for youngest victims I have told you before that I am one of about 22 members who serve on the Childrenâ€™s Cabinet. We attend meetings once a month. We are community volunteers, community leaders. We also are representatives from the Department of Social Services, Childrenâ€™s Home Society, Family Service of the Piedmont, United Way of Greater High Point and the city of High Point. What unites chairman Bernita Sims and those who serve on the Childrenâ€™s Cabinet is the commitment to ABOUT children, TOWN especially Mary those in Bogest foster care. We have lively discussions at each meeting. These meetings often left me with more questions than answers. What was I to do? I wanted to see the foster homes, talk with the foster parents, learn about the challenges that are faced each and every day. Susan Brady, program director for Child Protective Services of Guilford County, also serves on the Childrenâ€™s Cabinet, so I arranged to follow a social worker to visit a foster home and talk with a foster parent. That was my intent, but what happened on this day was quite different and a real eye-opener. Brady and I met in her â– â– â–
â€˜The ideal foster parent will love the child and accept the child as their own.â€™ Susan Brady Program director, Child Protective Services of Guilford County office at the Department of Social Services before my adventure. We talked about foster care and what would make the ideal foster family when the birth family cannot or will not provide a safe and loving home for a child. â€œThe ideal foster parent will love the child and accept the child as their own,â€? was her reply. Then she hesitated and told me that, all too often, this isnâ€™t the case. Although each foster parent is licensed by the state, too often foster parents will call social workers to take the child
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Rebekia Fuller sits at her desk looking over a record at Child Protective Services. The forensic social worker allowed me to shadow her on one of her emergency calls. to the doctor or to attend a school conference. â€œA foster home should be more than a place to sleep. When a parent takes the time to care, the child feels that closeness. When a parent does not, the message to the child is that he (she) is disposable,â€? she added. Next, I spoke to Sharon Waddell, teen unit social worker supervisor, who told me that it is not unusual for a foster child to be moved many times. Often they are expected to be â€œperfect,â€? and even if they make a normal child mistake or spark usual teen issues, Social Services may be called to pick up the child and his belongings. I pondered the image of the child waiting alone on the street with his few belongings. Already my heart began to ache as my morning took a drastic turn. Protective Child Services received an emergency call. An 8month-old child was in a doctorâ€™s office with a fractured hip. Immediately, my plan to visit a foster home changed. Forensic social worker Rebekia Fuller received the call, and we were on our way to speak to the mother who reportedly
has no idea how her baby broke her hip. Still pondering the gravity of my conversations with Brady and Waddell, I accompanied Fuller to an even graver situation to the doctors office to find out if this baby was abused and, if so, who was responsible. Fuller needed to confront the mother. Please keep in mind that for me to witness this â€œinterview,â€? the mother would have to sign a consent form. Also keep in mind that Fuller at this time had no idea if I was â€œfriendâ€? or â€œfoeâ€? and yet she convinced the mother to sign, noting that I was observing Fullerâ€™s performance (yes, I was). I sat quietly observing both Fuller and the mother. The mother was a welldressed mature lady, not the teenager that I had envisioned. Fuller compassionately began, â€œI know how hard it can be to take care of a baby. It can be difficult. We need to know how your baby broke her hip.â€? The mother remained quiet and detached as she fidgeted. Fuller asked about the babyâ€™s father. This elicited a response in broken English, â€œNo, no father.â€? The mother had emigrated from poverty-
stricken Haiti to North Carolina only a few years earlier. She had a job and worked hard to provide for her baby. We heard a babyâ€™s cry from down the hall at the doctorâ€™s office, and we all went to see the baby, who was in a body cast from the waist
down with only a small opening for the diaper. The seemingly detached mother barely glanced at her child. I tried to hold back my tears. Her reaction confused both Fuller and me as Fuller resumed the questions. Who takes care of your baby when you are at work? Time and time again, the answers of the mild-mannered mother were evasive as if she was trying to protect someone. She wouldnâ€™t tell names. She didnâ€™t even express concern about her child, but her head remained bowed and not at all confrontational. Both Fuller and I were surprised at this reaction, although Fuller did consider that cultural differences may be the explanation and must not be ruled out. Fuller didnâ€™t let up and repeatedly asked questions in a sympathetic way. Still, there remained more questions than answers. Finally, it was decided that the police must be called. There had to be an answer. Officer Heather Meyer responded in about five minutes. We gathered around the baby, who had now stopped crying. The mother showed no emotion. Officer Meyer is direct yet understanding as she asked some of the same questions. The babyâ€™s safety was of first and foremost importance to both Officer Meyer and Fuller. The time quickly passed as my experience of a day morphed into a contemplative memory of a lifetime. I was late for my next appointment,
but I would get back in touch with Fuller at a later date to find out the outcome. I could think of nothing else than the baby and the mother that entire day. I called Fuller the following week. Fuller took the baby to Brenner Childrens Hospital for a more detailed evaluation and for more specialists to examine her and provide their opinions. While driving to Winston-Salem, Fuller noticed that the demeanor of the mother toward the child made a stunning transformation. When they arrived at Brenner, a Haitian doctor explained that, in Haitian culture, loved ones back off and let the medical professionals take care of the child. Still, answers were hard to come by, and it was decided that no chances should be taken before a comprehensive investigation. The baby remained in the hospital for a week as the â€œteamâ€? of investigators including Detective Shawn Hosier interviewed and questioned to determine the safety of the child. The mother visited her child every day. The mother was found to be a dedicated, even doting mother. How the baby was injured will remain a mystery but is now considered to be accidental. Through compassion, understanding and diligent team effort, a loving mother was reunited with her baby. If only every case had this ending! MARY BOGEST is an artist and writer who resides in High Point | MSBogest@aol.com
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mendously by her family and many friends across the United States. Those close to her knew well her sharp wit, big heart and generous spirit. She was a terrific bridge player, and her family has many treasures of her hand-work. Maxine is survived by her daughters, Mary D. Davis and Martha D. Stewart, both of High Point, NC and Marge Dover of Jenks, OK; 5 grandchildren, Ginny Davis of Thomasville, NC, Jeffrey Davis of Greensboro, NC, Sara Weeks and her husband, Corbin, Greg Stewart of High Point, NC and Chris Stewart of Charlotte, NC; 8 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Robert N. McDonald of Phoenix, AZ; and nephew, Sterling McDonald of Houston, TX. The family would like to thank the staff of Grace Living Center for their help, support and care of Maxine. Likewise, contributions may be made in Maxineâ€™s memory to the Mental Health Association in High Point, P.O. Box 5693, High Point, NC 27262, or your favorite charity. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 21, 2010 at St. Maryâ€™s Episcopal Church, High Point, NC. Ninde Funeral & Cremation, (918) 742-5556 www. ninde.com
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RALEIGH â€“ The Wake County courthouse was locked down late Friday afternoon after a defendantâ€™s reaction to the verdict in his case prompted police to subdue him with a stun gun. Tawaunn Grady Jackson, 24, was convicted of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery after a two-day trial ended shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, according to his family and law enforcement officials. As Judge Carl Fox, assistant district attorney Colleen Janssen and defense attorney Andrew McCoppin were in judgeâ€™s chambers discussing sentencing, a commotion erupted in court.
Tables were overturned, and pitchers of water and ice were splashed across the courtroom floor. The jurors were in the jury room, away from the fracas. Police say the defendant attacked several officers in the courtroom. Jackson was not handcuffed or shackled during the court proceedings. The defendantâ€™s family said efforts to subdue Jackson went too far. Treascia Amedee, sister of the defendant, saw part of the commotion until she was ordered out of the courtroom. â€œHe was upset,â€? Amedee said about her brother. â€œWhen he stood up all these cops rushed him, took him down, and once he was down they stomped him and kept stomping him.
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KERNERSVILLE â€“ Mr. James Leon â€œJimâ€? White, 72 a resident of Georgetown Road passed away Friday, January 15, 2010 at Baptist Medical Center. Born in High Point on September 19, 1937 to William E. and Docie Reeves White, he had lived in this area for his entire life. He was retired from the Lilly Company and was a member of Amity Baptist Church. He was a US Army Veteran. He enjoyed his hobbies of racing, turkey shoots, and trains. He was a real people person who never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his wives, Ethel Jane Potts in 1993 and Dorothy Grant in 2004. Surviving are his stepdaughters, Linda Hamilton and husband Jack of Thomasville, and Jane Kitt and husband Mack of Summerville, SC, brothers, Larry White and wife Barbara of Denton and Dean White and wife Shirley and Odell White and wife Kitty all of Florida. Eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg with Rev. Frank Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.jcgreenandsons.com
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RALEIGH â€“ Sea level on the N.C. coast could rise by as little as 1.2 feet to as much as 4.6 feet this century, potentially reshaping the stateâ€™s beaches and inshore coastline, a panel of scientists and engineers reported Friday. The broad range reflects the measurable upward creep of the Atlantic and the uncertainty of how far and how fast it will go. Globally, sea level rise has accelerated since the 1990s and that trend is expected to continue. Panel members, whose findings concluded a twoday science forum, expect that the rise on the N.C. coast will continue at a moderate clip â€“ about 4 millimeters a year â€“ for another quarter-century. But that pace could accelerate later, scientists say, raising global seas 3 feet or more by 2100. At that point, researchers say, the protective arc of the Outer Banks would be shattered, leaving vast Pamlico Sound virtually open ocean. Brackish wetlands that nurture much of the East Coastâ€™s young sea life could be drowned by saltwater. Some 2,300 square miles of low-lying land would be underwater or easily flooded. Scientists say increas-
RALEIGH (AP) â€“ Authorities say a man trying to get a ladder that fell off his truck out of a busy North Carolina highway was struck and killed on Interstate 40. Police told The News & Observer of Raleigh that 43-year-old Gregory Miles of Zebulon was hit by two vehicles around 7:30 a.m. Friday on I-40 near Raleigh.
Investigators say Miles was trying to get the ladder out of the road and had parked his truck a short distance away. Police say the drivers of both vehicles that struck Miles stopped and will not be charged. The incident snarled rush hour traffic, as two lanes of eastbound I-40 were closed for three hours.
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The City of High Point is planning a series of COMMUNITY MEETINGS to obtain citizen input in Community Development activities and programs, facilitated by the Community Development and Housing Department. Community representatives, citizens and nonproďŹ t organizations are invited to attend these important meetings to offer comments on the housing and community needs of the City of High Point and to make recommendations for the types of activities to be undertaken to address those needs. The City expects to receive approximately $931,634 in CDBG funds and approximately $498,359 in HOME funds for the 2010-11 program year. We need your input on community needs.
Feb. 01 Highland United Methodist Church 7:00 p.m. 1015 Mills Avenue HIGHLAND MILLS VILLAGE Association
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Feb.11 Morehead Recreation Center 6:00 p.m. 101 Price Street WASHINGTON DRIVE, FIVE POINTS, HABITAT WOODS, BURNS HILL, MACEDONIA, NEW GATE APARTMENTS, BRENTOOD CROSSING & WINDLEY STREET Neighborhoods
Feb. 18 English Road Baptist Church 6:30 p.m. 1111 English Road WEST END Neighborhood Association
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likely to result in dramatic policy changes soon. Most residents believe North Carolina should take action on sea-level rise, according to a state survey of 1,100 people last year. Already, the N.C. Department of Transportation is beginning to weigh rising water as it designs coastal bridges and highways. â€œHaving to be out there planning things that will last 50 years or so is perhaps the most challenging aspect,â€? said Margery Overton, an N.C. State University civil engineering professor who led the panel. The panel recommended that the state add more monitoring stations and revisit its estimates every five years. Its report wrapped up a two-day forum organized by the N.C. Division of Coastal ManMargery Overton Professor, N.C. State University agement. On the Outer Banks, rising seas arenâ€™t the biggest use the estimates for plan- threat perceived by Nags ning, but they could widely Head officials. The town affect the people who live plans to spend $36 million and work in the 20 coastal to pump sand on its erodcounties. Local land man- ing beaches, where some agement plans that include houses have been undersea-rise projections, for ex- mined, and will continue ample, could declare areas an orderly retreat from the that are likely to flood off- sea. â€œItâ€™s an incremental limits to development. Bob Emory of New Bern, change,â€? said Mayor Bob chairman of the N.C. Coast- Oakes. â€œWeâ€™ve been dealal Resources Commission, ing with sea level rise for said the projections arenâ€™t the past 100 years.â€? ing storm activity and stronger waves, predicted under climate-change scenarios, will only magnify the effects of sea-level rise. North Carolina is among the states most vulnerable to rising seas, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says. Coastal managers will
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TULSA, Okla. â€“ Maxine McDonald Dover was born April 19, 1923, in Rosebud County, Montana to Paul B. and Thelma McDonald. She passed from this life January 2, 2010, at the age of 86. Maxine moved to Tulsa with her parents in the early 1930â€™s and was a graduate of Tulsa Central High School. During World War II she met and married Raymond H. Dover, Jr. and they shared their years together in High Point, North Carolina. In the early 1960â€™s, Maxine began her career as an administrator for nonprofit associations. During this time, she worked for the American Business Clubs of America (AMBUCS) and Credit Women International (now Credit Professionals International). During her years in High Point, she was involved in her community and served on the board of the YWCA. She was also an active member of St. Maryâ€™s Episcopal Church. She returned to Tulsa in 1970 where she was executive administrator of the National Association of Legal Secretaries until 1983. Her volunteer activities in Tulsa included service to Project Get Together and Helping Hands, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She will be missed tre-
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Hayworth Chapel The Rev. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel at High Point University, will deliver a sermon, titled “Role Reversal,” during the weekly worship service at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hayworth Chapel on the HPU campus. The Chapel Choir will provide the music. Kappa Delta sorority will serve as worship leaders and fellowship hosts. The service is open to the public.
Yesterday’s Bible question: True or false: Even during the tribulation period people can be saved. Answer to yesterday’s question: True. “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21) Today’s Bible question: Is the promise of the Spirit baptism for all believers? BIBLE QUIZ is provided by Hugh B. Brittain of Shelby.
Latest faith healing trial set to begin OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon City couple will soon go on trial for the death of their son, the latest Oregon criminal case over faith healing deaths. Jeff and Marci Beagley have been charged with criminally negligent homicide for not providing medical treatment to their 16-year-old son, who died of an untreated urinary tract blockage. The family belongs to Followers of Christ Church, whose members shun medical care in favor of prayer. Their trial begins this month. The Beagleys are grandparents of Ava Worthington, whose 2008 death sparked a high-profile case against her parents. Raylene Worthington, who is the Beagleys’ daughter, was acquitted. Her husband was convicted of criminal mistreatment.
Disabled worshippers struggle to find home in pews ATLANTA (AP) – Among the most humbling moments being confined to an electric wheelchair came when Shawana Bulloch realized it could prevent her from attending services at her Savannah church. “The one place you should be able to go is in the church without assistance, you should be able to walk in – or roll in,” said Bulloch, who recently convinced her Full Gospel congregation to get a portable ramp. The disabled faithful say such experiences remain common in houses of worship, stoked by ignorance of their needs and doctrines that paint disability as proof of sin. Years after federal law required accommodations for the disabled, separation of church and state means houses of worship remain largely beyond the law’s reach. State laws and denominational measures meant to take up the slack are tricky to enforce and face resistance from churches who call them both costly and impractical. The issue is gaining new attention as the disabled community expands, fed by aging baby boomers and a growing number of people with intellectual disabilities who are demanding a more prominent place in the pews.
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In this Dec. 27, 2009 photo, Shawana Bulloch poses outside her church at the Believers In The Word Full Gospel Ministries after a service in Savannah, Ga. She recently convinced her congregation to get a portable ramp that allows her wheelchair access to the church. A Centers for Disease Control report released in April found that an estimated 1 in 5 U.S. adults – 47.5 million people – reported a disability. The National Organiza-
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A Republican member of the Iowa Legislature is proposing lawmakers should be required to say “so help me God” when being sworn into office. Free-speech advocates say the proposal by Mount Auburn Rep. Dawn Pettengill goes against the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. American Civil Liberties Union legal director Randall Wilson says compelled speech violates the First Amendment just as much as censored speech. Pettengill’s resolution would change the Iowa Constitution. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines says he will talk with Republican leaders and fellow Democrats to see whether there would be any interest in pursuing the matter. Pettengill dismisses concerns her proposal would offend lawmakers who may not believe in God. She says it’s potentially offensive to her not to have the phrase in the oath.
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Hege’s good points outweigh his bad points This is a follow up to the letter I wrote Dec. 6 concerning former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege. I didn’t intend to imply that everything he did was good. He did a lot of things I didn’t like and disapproved of, but as the old saying goes, “You can’t please all the people all the time.” But if you can please some of the people part of the time you’re doing good. So since I just happen to be in the part-of-the-time group, I think ex-sheriff Hege had good points and bad points. But I think the good points, by far, outweighed the bad points. Of course, I’m just one person, but I feel surely there must be other people that feel the same way I do.
I didn’t intend to imply that everything he did was good.
One other thing, the complaint some folks have about him running for office again is that he’s a felon, and according to law he is. But I’m wondering if there are not some charges in the law books defined as a felony that never should have been there to begin with and should be changed. Do you think maybe some of the charges against ex-sheriff Hege could fall in that category? Just my opinion. JO BRANHAM CALLAHAN Trinity
Congressional Democrats make it tough for Obama Strangely enough, I appreciated your editorial last Tuesday (“Democrats go behind closed doors”). Like so many others, I have been disappointed in
Obama’s leadership difficulties during his first year in office. However, I would suggest that in attempting to define the problem you make much the same mistake that he does. Democrats in the Senate and in the House are simply not dependable. They are like a bunch of unruly cats, mangy and unkempt yet horribly jealous of their independence and rights. They do nothing they are asked to do, and although they may easily sell their tail for a can of flavorful tuna, they will in a wink set their noses in the air and stalk off with that same tail held proudly in the air, if they think they are being manipulated. Their Republican counterparts, on the other hand, are more or less a pack of pampered and cosseted dogs trained to obey, to come running, to sit up, to bark the party line, and to roll over at the slightest command.
Considering the fact that Obama was once a denizen of the Senate chamber, we might conclude that his learning curve is unusually slow. Unfortunately, we cannot despair but continue to hope that someday he will get it right. TOM KAK High Point
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n some corners of the world – even in our own country – there is disdain for the United States and our people, our resources and our military. Today, and in the coming weeks, we will see the true face of America as relief efforts and supplies pour into Haiti. In the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, Port-auPrince, and killed perhaps tens of thousands, the U.S. and the world have mobilized a massive response to pleas for help. And despite the fact that our nation is suffering through its worst economic recession in a generation, Americans in the High Point area and across the nation will respond because it is the right thing – and for many among us, the Christian thing – to do. The needs are great as U.S. military forces from Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune and other bases around the nation have been moving toward and into the nation constantly since Wednesday. Nearly 10,000 U.S. military personnel are expected to be in the area by Monday to provide a distribution system for medical supplies and food and water that have been arriving. President Obama has promised at least $100 million in U.S. government aid, but we surely know that many millions more will be given in America through private sources. The president also has promised Haitian President Rene Preval that the U.S. is committed to longterm efforts in helping rebuild the nation. That U.S. promise will be a key point as Haiti, with the democratic election of Preval in 2006, seemingly was heading along a better path after decades of oppressive government and widespread corruption. Obama must be careful not to give the impression that the U.S. is meddling in the internal affairs of Haiti, but there is much that the U.S. could do to help make Haiti a strong democracy and U.S. ally. However, the focus now, rightly so, is on alleviating the suffering.
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ou news people need to get the news right!” That sentence was one of eight in a comment posted on the Thomasville Times Web site (www.tvilletimes.com) at the bottom of a story last week headlined, “Liberty Drive principal charged with assault.” The “blog’s” author was complaining because, when Times editor Lisa Wall broke the story last Tuesday, she didn’t include the rumors and tales that people had told her “off the record.” Both she and Darrick Ignasiak, who covered the story for The High Point Enterprise, stuck to facts that could be verified and left the gossip to percolate. Because, as Ignasiak determined, neither the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office nor Thomasville Police Department investigated the charge of assault and battery for which Kevin Luke Starrett filed a complaint against Benjie Brown with a magistrate, there is no police report to examine nor information that verifies what others are saying is behind the incident. It’s a messy situation, to be sure, but neither Starrett, a physical education teacher at Thomasville Middle School, nor Brown, Liberty Drive Elementary School principal, is talking to the media about it. The case has a higher profile than many of that genre because of the positions in the community the two hold, especially with Brown having been highly successful as head football coach at Thomasville High School before taking a school district administrative position and returning the Bulldog football leash to his father. Editors and reporters for both the Thomasville Times and the Enterprise have heard most, if not all, of the tales and rumors springing up around this story but, unlike some other media outlets, we believe – as Enterprise reporter Paul Johnson put it last week – newspapers have to hold to a higher standard than the idol gossip on Web sites, rumors, I’ll-tell-you-what-the-deal-is-butdon’t-attribute-it-to-me tales, etc. As Johnson pointed out when suggesting that I explain to readers why our coverage hasn’t gone as far afield as other media outlets have, we rec-
ognize that some “have made public postings from people making accusations, even threats, but none of that is in the public domain yet that we can report.” Yes, this story has legs – as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, some 36 OPINION hours after the Times story hit the street – drawing nearly 160 Tom views on the Enterprise Web Blount site (www.hpe.com) while the ■■■ Times site had been viewed more than 1,200 times. By 6 a.m. Thursday, 48 hours after the Times’ first story appeared, it had been read on the Web by 1,423 people; the story that appeared in the Enterprise had received 214 views and the Thursday story (about no police investigations of the incident) drew 89 views. The stories were not displayed anywhere near as prominently in either the Enterprise or on the HPE Web site as by the Times. And by 6 a.m. Thursday, as both the Times and the Enterprise were preparing stories for Thursday’s editions, no one had posted any comments on the HPE site and less than a dozen had posted comments on the Times site. Wall told me Wednesday that she already had deleted one posting because of its content. The Enterprise took similar action with its Web site with a couple of postings made by the readership that we deemed inappropriate upon the sudden retirement of Wheatmore High School Principal Daryl Barnes last fall. Meanwhile, both the Enterprise and the Times staffs are determined to tell as much of this “running” story as facts allow, but will not print the rumors and gossip surrounding this incident. With Brown’s first appearance in court set for Feb. 2, and an investigation by Thomasville City Schools under way, this story will continue to have legs. The truth will come out. And that’s what both the Enterprise and Times plan to provide.
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ultiple terrorist attacks with varying degrees of success, a struggling economy with persistently high unemployment, a young president whose job approval ratings started out high but have since fallen faster than any other president in at least 70 years, and with the exception of a few European liberals, “the world” still hates us just as much as ever. The situation we see in America today is what happens when the government tries to solve problems that don’t exist, while trying to ignore problems that do exist. Obviously, the real problems that are ignored will continue to grow until they no longer can be ignored. This explains why, after nearly a year in office, President Obama finally has admitted, “We are at war.” Unfortunately, he still doesn’t get it. I see no reason to believe that Obama will be an effective commander in chief. Our problems will continue to grow as liberal Democrats try to grab as much power as they can. This situation is partly due to OPINION Obama’s inexperience, but it’s priMike marily due to his Hughes liberal ideology. ■■■ It’s fair to say that some of the problems we face today originated long before Obama’s presidency, but the Obama administration seems determined to be the straw that breaks America’s back. America has a strong back, but we’re not invincible. Obama tried to ignore the war on terror by calling it an overseas contingency operation. Terrorist attacks were renamed man-caused disasters while ineffective bureaucracy created an environment in which the attacks were more likely to succeed. Illegal immigration has been ignored while open borders continue to degrade our economy and provide opportunity for terrorists, drug dealers and criminal gangs. Instead of enacting reasonable business regulations and stimulating the economy with tax cuts that would create jobs, Obama chose to grow the government and pay-off liberal special interests. We now have more high-cost government jobs and a 10 percent unemployment rate that most likely will take years to return to the levels of the Bush administration. Most Americans have no health care crisis – yet. Many Americans are in a crisis. But instead of trying to help those people, Obama chose to pursue the liberal dream of a massive government takeover that will hurt more people than it will help. This while ignoring the massive insolvencies of Social Security and Medicare. There is no global warming crisis. There may be global warming, and it may or may not be caused by humans, but there’s no crisis. Yet Obama and the liberal Congress want to force cap and trade laws that will make our cost of living skyrocket as even more jobs are lost. We are close to having an energy crisis, but the Obama administration continues to block energy independence for America. There’s no reason to close the Guantanamo Bay prison this year. Obama has called it a recruiting tool for terrorists, but closing Gitmo will do absolutely nothing to prevent terrorism. On the other hand, releasing Gitmo detainees has clearly been a gift to the terrorists. American patriots have begun to send a message to Washington. Let’s hope that message gets through this year. MIKE HUGHES is a Navy veteran who lives in Jamestown. His column appears here every other Sunday. To comment, visit www.hpe.com and click on local commentary. E-mail him at mrmike27282@ gmail.com.
uring the past decade, North Carolina had a net gain of three hundred jobs, according to UNCCharlotte economist Jack Cannaughton, who calls this our “lost decade.” No doubt the continued loss of manufacturing jobs and two recessions has been a major contributor but we haven’t created more jobs because of North Carolina’s failed economic development policy. Prior to the 1990s, our strategy was to make our state the best in the nation in which to do business. North Carolina would offer funding for job training at community colleges, pay for water, roads or other infrastructure improvements and give tax credits for new jobs created, but we steadfastly refused to participate in big incentives to lure companies to our state. In 20 years, that policy has completely reversed; our state is one of the major players in doling out millions of tax dollars to buy jobs. Even our counties and cities have
joined the incentives game. Curiously, more than a few of those three hundred net jobs created come from organizaMY SPIN tions that have sprung up to Tom assist corporaCampbell tions maximize ■■■ tax incentives from government. Our economic development strategy isn’t working and needs revamping. Gov. Perdue admitted as much last week in saying that her No. 1 priority is to keep and grow jobs. Her “Biz Boost” initiative, modeled after a similar program in Charlotte, recognizes the simple fact that most current jobs and most new jobs come from small businesses. In our haste to throw money at large companies, we have turned our attention from the real engine driving this state’s economy: small businesses. It may not be as sexy, but
local people hiring local people is a surer and steadier way to grow. Locally owned companies plant deep roots in the community, support local causes and aren’t as likely to pull stakes and move away. Also, losing 50 jobs won’t have the same economic impact as losing 400 or more. A shift in policy is needed. What can North Carolina do to make our state a better place to start and grow a business? We can do much more to ensure that small companies can go to one source for information on permitting, employment laws, taxation and regulation; one source where government cuts through bureaucracy to obtain solid answers and help for business owners who might not have the expertise and resources to wade through the government maze. But the two primary areas where entrepreneurs and small business owners need help are in getting affordable and available credit to expand and in tax relief. News headlines may talk
about loosening credit but most small companies will tell you they can’t get affordable loans at terms that aren’t overly restrictive, denying them the capital to grow. Equally important is tax relief. Most small companies are closely held and, at least in early stages, most profits are reinvested in the business to fund growth. Allowing the first $200,000 or so in profits to be tax free would result in the creation of new jobs. North Carolina needs to get out of the elephant hunt for big companies that require big tax incentives and return to policies and real help to encourage small companies to thrive and grow. If successful, this decade will be the one where we find our way to prosperity instead of having lost it. TOM CAMPBELL is former assistant N.C. state treasurer and is creator/host of NC SPIN, a weekly statewide television discussion of N.C. issues airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WFMY-TV. Contact him at www.ncspin.com.
Video gaming It’s time for North Carolina to OK, regulate and tax this industry BY REP. EARL JONES
hat’s the difference between playing a $20 scratch off lottery ticket or $20 at a video lottery terminal? There isn’t any, and we all know it. The State of North Carolina is a facing another major budget shortfall because of the ongoing economic downturn. Some analysts predict there could be a $300 million to $400 million deficit when the Legislature returns to Raleigh in May. Last year, the General Assembly and governor passed an increase in our state’s sales tax and income tax. The leadership in the State House and Senate appointed a select committee to review revenue and taxing options for future budgets however raising taxes is unacceptable when there is a thriving, untaxed revenue alternative. So to balance the budget, lawmakers either will have to cut programs and services or look for new revenue. That’s where House Bill 1537 comes into play. This legislation would provide clear-cut rules and regulations for the video gaming industry and would tax video gaming at 20 percent which would provide up to $500 million a year in new revenue
for the state without having to raise taxes on our working families. The money will be dedicated to help finance education programs in low-wealth school districts across the state and the state’s general fund. The Department of Revenue would be in charge of oversight of video gaming – as in other states. The Department of Revenue will build a state control center and will monitor every single video lottery terminal in the state to see how much money it was making and how much money it was paying out. The video lottery activity is not a law enforcement issue but is a revenue regulation issue similar to the state’s “Education” lottery. Every morning, the Depart-
ment of Revenue would poll the video lottery terminals to verify how much money was due to the state and then at 6 a.m., the state would debit the bank accounts of all the VLTs to get the state’s tax revenue. The consumers would be protected by a regulated industry that is policed by the N.C. Department of Revenue. There will be strong enforcement measures to make sure all operators and games are licensed and taxed at the state and county level. In addition to creating a new revenue stream, a regulated and taxed video gaming industry could create up to 6,000 new jobs across the state in restaurants, bars, taverns and convenience stores. The operators and distributors have a profit-sharing system
that will put money right back into our economy with new jobs and opportunities in the hospitality sector. Right now, North Carolina has a mix of video games that aren’t regulated and aren’t taxed. There are video games at Harrah’s in Cherokee that aren’t taxed. There are video sweepstakes that aren’t taxed. And there are some illegal video poker machines still on the street that aren’t taxed. It’s time for the State of North Carolina to provide accountability and oversight of the video gaming industry. We need clear-cut, rules and regulation that will protect consumers and force operators to comply with the laws of the land. A 20 percent tax on all video games would mean a new reliable stream of revenue for the state without raising taxes. Before we start harming our children’s education, slashing funding for in-home personal health care, cutting programs to help the mentally ill or reducing budgets for public safety, let’s look at the impact of a regulated and taxed video gaming industry. It is a real revenue option that deserves a full look from the Legislature. EARL JONES, a Greensboro Democrat, represents N.C. House District 60.
Civil rights is a Judeo-Christian endeavor BY TONY WATTS
s many Americans celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, most realize that the holiday, like the man and movement itself, burns with controversy. Hence, I suspect this column will only fan the flames of contention as I note the hypocrisy involved in revering the man, while denouncing the legitimacy of “faith-based” thinking in the public and political realms. In other words, as many praise King for his accomplishments, they do so in total disregard for the JudeoChristian perspective that drove his effort. For those who aren’t convinced, read his April 16, 1963, “Letter to My Dear Fellow Clergymen.” There, to the chagrin of Christianity’s detractors, King defined his effort as distinctly Christian, a worldview confirmed by his denunciation of the increasing popularity of the Muslim effort.
again, from the Islamic tradition of violence. His fight for freedom, then, was driven by “The other force,” he noted, the very kind of worldview that modern detractors of “is one of bitterness and haChristianity abhor. tred, and it comes perilously King’s belief in an absolute close to advocating violence. and personal God were founIt is expressed in the various dational to his efforts, making black nationalist groups … a Judeo-Christian worldview the largest and best-known so much a part of his thinkbeing Elijah Muhammad’s ing, that even his classificaMuslim movement.” These people, continued King, “Have tion of “just” and “unjust” laws were determined by lost faith in America, who both a knowledge of and have absolutely repudiated consistency with the same. Christianity, and who have concluded that the white man King believed, evidently, that religion, in general, and is an incorrigible ‘devil.’ ” Obviously, King repudiated Christianity, in particular, serves as the only logical bathe demonization of Chrissis for “just” law. He saw both tianity, the nation, and the the necessity and legitimacy white man as other emerging movements did, Islam particu- of “faith,” the Christian faith particularly, informing the larly, and it was his JudeoChristian worldview that dic- legislative process. In essence, Christianity tated. “If this philosophy had paved the way for both the not emerged,” he continued, emancipation of slaves and “by now many streets of the South would, I am convinced, the Civil Rights Movement. Dinesh D’souza, in fact, be flowing with blood.” Here, King drew another link to the reminds us that slavery actually, “predated Christianity Christian undertones of his by … even millennia. It was effort and distinguished it,
widely practiced in the ancient world, from China and India to Greece and Rome, and most cultures regarded it as an indispensable institution.” Slavery, he added, “needed no defenders because it had no critics. … Christians were the first group in history to start an anti-slavery movement. It started in late-18th century Britain, spread to other parts of Europe, and then gathered force in the United States” ( from “What’s So Great About Christianity”). Hence, Christianity has been the only true friend of both equality and freedom, a reality that modern historical revisionists and secularists suppress. They prefer, rather, to hypocritically revere the man, but conveniently ignore the very kind of thinking that abolished slavery and made MLK great in the first place. TONY WATTS is a freelance writer based in Thomasville. For more on MLK and his worldview, go to www. link2eternity.com
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A matter of principle Google’s decision on China traces back to founders SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have always said they put their principles before profit, even to the point of using their control of the company to take a stand. The billionaires’ idealism underlies a potentially expensive decision disclosed last week: Google’s threat to leave China’s rapidly growing Internet market in defense of free speech and its users’ privacy rights. It’s a bold move unlikely to be made without the explicit support of Page and Brin, given the possible fallout.
Departing the world’s most populous country could slow Google’s earnings growth and weigh on its stock. Although Google has thousands of shareholders, it has two classes of stock, giving Page and Brin veto power over everyone else, including the company’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt. Combined, Page and Brin hold 58 percent of the voting power among shareholders while Schmidt has less than 10 percent, according to the company’s disclosures. Google said last week’s China bombshell was the re-
sult of an “incredibly hard” decision, but the company declined to elaborate on the internal debate. Google declined requests to interview Page, Brin and Schmidt. Page and Brin, both 36, pledged to strive to do the right thing in a manifesto that they distributed just a few months before Google took its stock public in 2004. “Don’t be evil,” they wrote, evoking the phrase that has become Google’s motto. “We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served — as shareholders and in all other ways — by a company that does good things for the world.” Critics contended Brin and Page broke that promise in 2006 when Google created a Chinese version of its search engine, at Google.cn,
to be in a better position to profit from China’s booming economy. To gain the toehold, Google complied with the Chinese government’s demands for censorship of Internet search results about political dissent and other hot-button issues. Human rights groups and even some Google shareholders have been urging Google to pull out of China for the past four years, only to have Schmidt diplomatically reject the idea. He has maintained that Google needs to be in China to protect its franchise as Chinese becomes the Internet’s predominant language — a transition that Schmidt thinks could occur within five years. Brin, though, has never been completely comfortable with Google playing by
the Chinese government’s rules. In each of the last two years, Brin abstained from voting on shareholder proposals demanding that Google defy China’s censorship policies. The symbolic act was designed to show he shared some of the concerns outlined in the measures, according to Brin. Some of Brin’s misgivings can be traced to family’s own experience under Communism. He was born in Moscow in 1973. He and his family fled the Soviet Union when he was 6 years old, but he has said the oppressive policies of the government and the anti-Semitism directed at his family and other Russian Jews have helped shape his thinking on political and social issues.
Barbarito’s owner finds success in Triad BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – The owner of two popular restaurant franchises in High Point and Greensboro has earned regional recognition for 2009. Dennis Lemons, the owner of Barberito’s on Eastchester Drive in High Point and on Pisgah Church Road in Greensboro, was named Franchisee of the Year at Barberito’s headquarters, which has franchise locations in the Southeast. Lemons’ restaurants, the only Barberito’s franchises in the state, beat out all other locations in South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. According to a statement released by Barberito’s headquarters in Georgia, the High Point location exceeded expecta-
‘My dad used to own a restaurant. I’ve always worked in restaurants growing up and have always been around them.’ Dennis Lemons Barberito’s owner tions last year in areas “including sales, marketing, compliance and, most importantly, dedication.” The Greensboro location also won awards for “Top Compliance” and “Highest Increase in Sales.” Lemons learned of his accomplishment when he attended an annual Christmas party for Barberito’s franchise owners, where he was presented with the awards. Earning the awards isn’t something he necessarily planned, but he said he was always trying to better the two restaurants. “I was surprised,” Lemons said about receiving the awards. “I was very happy.” The Martinsville, Va., native opened the Barberito’s in High Point in 2005. “My dad used to own a restaurant,” he said. “I’ve always worked in restaurants growing up and have always been around them.” He chose the Barberito’s franchise because it “offers something different,” including ingredients that are made
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Dennis Lemons was named Barberito’s Franchisee of the Year for his two restaurants’ performance. fresh every day for the restaurant’s Southwestern style menu. “What sold me on this franchise is that you could just taste how fresh the food was,” he said. “I had never eaten anything like it before.” After commuting from Virginia to the High Point location for one year, he moved to Guilford County and opened the Greensboro location in 2006. He said sales had increased each month based on a year-to-year comparison since the restaurants opened. His success and his loyal customers have inspired him to move forward with business in the future by bringing more locations to the state. “I plan to open at least two more locations around here,” he said.
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Procter & Gamble Co. jumps on online retail bandwagon CINCINNATI (AP) — The maker of Tide detergent, Pampers diapers and Gillette shavers is taking hundreds of its popular consumer products directly to shoppers through a new Web site. The “eStore” that Procter & Gamble Co., the world’s largest consumer products maker, is testing could put it in direct competition with some of its biggest customers, major traditional retailers. But the site’s leaders say it is a consumer research “lab” and retailers will benefit because they will get to share its findings on how shoppers respond online and in stores to digital ads, coupons, store promotions and other factors. “We’re creating this giant sandbox for the brands to play in,” said Mark Layton,
chief executive of PFSweb, which will run the new site. To get the consumers who actually buy those brands to play along, P&G will advertise the site — and hope the convenience of shopping online and the special offers at the site draw customers. P&G wouldn’t say whether the eStore’s prices will beat those in stores or on Web sites that also sell competitors’ products, like Amazon.com. But shipping initially will be at a flat rate of $5. Many major retailers — including many that sell P&G products — are beefing up their Web businesses to grab some of the continuing growth online and keep their sites competitive. They’re adding millions of grocery and other products, new kinds of services and even
alliances with rival retailers. Forrester Research expects retailers to report their total U.S. online sales rose 11 percent to $156.1 billion in 2009. But Web sales remain a small fraction of the nation’s commerce. At P&G, where CEO Bob McDonald is looking online for growth, only $500 million of $79 billion in annual revenue, or 0.6 percent, comes online — mainly through Amazon. com, Walmart.com and other retailers. P&G officials don’t expect the eStore to boost the manufacturer’s revenue or profit very much very soon. They’re more interested in the data it will produce about their shoppers and what works for them: product pairings, social media links, environmentally-friendly pitches, packaging options, even the
Web standby of banner ads. P&G has increasingly dabbled online, buying a small stake last year in British online grocer Ocado, mainly to study its business, and doing job swaps with Google to learn about the online world. The Gillette Co., which P&G acquired in 2005, partnered in a third-party site called The Essentials, which started out selling replacement parts for Gillette, Braun and OralB brand electrical products and now offers other P&G products. After testing among P&G employees that began last week, the company plans to try out the eStore with a pool of 5,000 consumers and then launch it in the spring for U.S. consumers, in English. It could add other languages and countries later.
Online Yahoo CEO has tough first year filers get quick refunds WASHINGTON (AP) — Want a quick tax refund? File your federal return online and have the refund deposited directly into your bank account. The Internal Revenue Service launched its online filing system Friday with a promise that people who do their taxes electronically will get refunds in as few as 10 days. For those who file paper returns, refunds are expected to take four weeks to six weeks, said David R. Williams, the agency’s director of electronic tax administration. “We really encourage people to file electronically,” Williams said, adding that it’s fast, free and safe. Tax season is approaching. Some workers already are starting to receive tax forms from employers and financial institutions. Individual income taxes for 2009 are due April 15.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carol Bartz spent much of her first year as Yahoo Inc.’s chief executive rallying the troops and clearing the decks, often sounding like a salty drill sergeant as she vowed to whip the downtrodden Internet company back into shape. For all the tough talk, Yahoo remains on shaky ground as Bartz marked her one-year anniversary as CEO on Wednesday. Revenue has sagged even further since her hiring while Yahoo’s share of the Internet
lucrative search market has shriveled and the company’s stock performance has lagged its most prominent peers. “Operationally, I don’t think you can point to any meaningful success yet, although you can point to some good strategic moves,” said Benchmark Co. analyst Clayton Moran. Yahoo declined a request to interview Bartz. Bartz’s most notable accomplishment so far has been negotiating an Internet search partnership with rival Microsoft Corp., resolving a tense
courtship that began under her predecessors. Moran and other analysts have higher hopes for Bartz in her second year at the helm, largely because they believe a recovering economy will help Yahoo sell more online advertising and bounce back from its sharpest annual revenue decline in eight years. Yahoo’s fourth-quarter results aren’t due out until Jan. 26, but management has projected an 11 percent drop in its 2009 revenue.
Sherrill Furniture expands in Burke Restaurant, now has about 135 workers. Cartee said they want experiMORGANTON — One man ties enced cutters, sewers, upholstersprings for furniture as fast as ers and springers. He said those his fingers will fly while another interested can fill out an applicanails up a frame on what will be tion at the plant. The new jobs here resulted a sofa. It’s not a sight as common as from Sherrill Furniture closing when Burke County had many its High Point upholstery opfurniture plants, but it’s one Sher- eration. The company has about rill Furniture Co. officials want to 1,000 employees at five facilities in Catawba and Burke counties. see more. “The expansion of Sherrill’s The family-owned company is expanding its operation at 518 workforce here in Burke County Drexel Road and wants to hire is welcomed news in light of the job losses in the furniture indusmore employees. Steve Cartee, manager of the try that Burke has experienced in Morganton plant, said they’re the last eight years,” said Bruce looking to get back to around 200 Hawkins, chairman of the Burke County Board of Commission, in employees. The factory off I-40 exit 106, a prepared statement, Company officials say the reabehind Timberwood Family MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
son they decided to move its High Point operation to Burke County is because of the highly skilled work force here. Cartee; Charles Sherrill, director of manufacturing; and Don Price, director of human resources, repeatedly talked about that workforce on Thursday when they announced the consolidation. Walking around the plant, Sherrill also said moving overseas wasn’t an option. “We can’t deliver this kind of quality from overseas,” Sherrill said. He also talked about meeting on Thursday with customers from China who want to buy furniture from every Sherrill division so they can resell it in their country.
• BB&T named Leah Price as a business services officer. She is based at the BB&T financial center at 620 N. Main St. Price has more than 24 years of banking experience and most recently served as a banking executive in the Triad. Price is an active community and civic leader, serving on the board of trustees of River Landing at Sandy Ridge and on the Alumni Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters. She was the 2009 campaign chairwoman of United Way of Greater High Point and serves on the board of directors of High Point Partners and board of visitors of High Point University. • David Hinshaw with Dixon Hughes, director of assurance services and Securities & Exchange Commission practice, was selected to participate in the Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force. The task force will focus on issues that relate to smaller public companies and will provide a forum for members to discuss emerging issues and express views regarding matters affecting audits of smaller public companies. Hinshaw is one of 15 members chosen to participate in the task force. He was chosen based on his leadership within the Dixon Hughes audit practice and his experience with accounting, regulatory and reporting issues of public companies. • Turning House Furniture, the vertically integrated company that reclaims old wood, restores its character and crafts it into furniture, named Ross Levin to the newly created position of vice president/chief marketing officer. In the new position, Levin will oversee sales, marketing and merchandising. • WithIt, a women’s leadership network based in the home and furnishings industries, announces its 2010 board of directors, including the appointment of Stephanie Lowder, president and creative director for Rare Bird Creative, as president of WithIt. • Gov. Beverly Perdue appointed Michael S. Fox to a Division 7 seat on the N.C. Board of Transportation. Fox, who also will serve on the board of trustees of the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation, is an attorney in Greensboro and former member of the city of Greensboro Planning Board. COMPANIES WANTING to submit business people items and pictures should have the information arrive in the offices of The High Point Enterprise by 4 p.m. of the Wednesday preceding the Sunday of publication. Address information to Business People, The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261.
• A new virtual office and secretarial services firm recently opened in Greensboro. Business by Design was founded by Angel Kelly-Williams, who is the president. Kelly-Williams is an entrepreneur and former owner of a similar business that she operated in the Cleveland area for six years. The company specializes in receptionist and administrative support service, office administration and business development services. Business by Design is at 383 S. Swing Road. • The Carolinas chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants will hold a workshop titled “Leading in These Uncertain Times: CEO Perspectives & Advice to Consulting Professionals” starting at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Grandover Resort & Conference Center in Greensboro. The presenters will include Kevin Toomey, president and chief executive officer of KayserRoth; Bruce Clarke, president of Capital Associated Industries; Paul Lieb, president of Foster Caviness; Gray McCaskill, president of Senn Dunn; Tom Dayvault, president and chief executive officer of High Point Chamber of Commerce. For more information, check the Web site http://budurl. com/carolinas. INFORMATION TO APPEAR in this column should be received in the offices of The High Point Enterprise by 4 p.m. of the Wednesday preceding the Sunday of publication. Address information to Business Notes, The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261.
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Many workplace experiences sour. In more than four decades of practice, psychiatrist Victor Cruz of the Cruz Clinic in the Detroit suburb of Livonia, Mich., has seen his share of patients who considered revenge. He says that such thoughts are human: “You feel hurt and want to inflict pain. Everyone thinks about doing it.” The cost, he says, is that “revenge harms you, creating destructive feelings and demoralization.” Two people in very different work situations have disappointment in common. Read about revenge that was and revenge that wasn’t.
NOT MAD, JUST EVEN Cruz explains that covert revenge is secretive, occurring frequently in the workplace through technology or gossip. Parmelee Eastman of the proprietary market research firm EastSight Consulting in Wellesley, Mass., provides an example of covert revenge. She was laid off with a group of people, a large number over age 40, from Digital Equipment Corp., where she’d worked more than 16 years. “Digital had been family-oriented,” she recalls. “The president was adamant against layoffs. People in manufacturing had no work but he wouldn’t lay them off. When financial problems started, I’d do what I could to help. The new president
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Victor Cruz brings uncommon perspective on revenge in the workplace. He practices at the Cruz Clinic in Livonia, Mich. Here he’s shown in Tampa vacationing over the December holidays. immediately instituted massive layoffs.” She had one week to get out and eventually received severance. The company that had her loyalty had evaporated. Eastman met with an attorney, who advised her that the likelihood of gaining much from pursuing the company’s firing of too many older workers was nil. She decided to shift to a smaller company. Her door was open to revenge, but “I didn’t want to spend my energy entwined in a bad situation,” she reports. “I think it was a healthy way to get
closure from a company where I thought I’d spend my life.” Then, out of nowhere, an opportunity arose. Eastman had a chance to apply her personal philosophy, “Don’t get mad; get even.” A client at her new company wanted competitive intelligence on Digital, to which the client had lost business. Eastman had worked in that very part of Digital but had to assess whether practices had changed there. They hadn’t. She documented her findings and turned them over to her client.
‘LOOKING FORWARD’ Dee Jones, owner of Power of Women Magazine and Radio Show in Hot Springs, Ark., used what Cruz calls “constructive revenge,” which allowed her to feel the pain and work through it. She fell prey to a subcontractor, also a woman, of her startup medical staffing business with 130 subcontractors. That woman stole her clients and, by reporting to the Department of Labor that Jones was treating subcontractors like employees, assured an investigation into
the business. Jones faced a potential $73,000 fine. Jones completely lost her “fight,” and the women who’d worked with her firm, both single mothers and mothers with low income, kept asking her for help. She concedes that she was “panicked: I didn’t know what to say. “My 16 year-old son said, ‘Mom, this is obviously not what you were supposed to do,’ ” she remarks. “ ‘There’s something better ahead.’ ” Her husband suggested that, should their house be at risk as their main asset, they could get divorced and take her off title. She kept wracking her brain. What could she do? She decided to close her business and started a new, very different one. “You have to keep looking forward,” she says. Cruz describes her attitude as “healthy – beginning by feeling the pain and doing something constructive. She was ... coping with the pain. Her urge to create pain became weaker and weaker.” Eastman believes that “getting even is sweet but it isn’t worth risking a new job.” Cruz disagrees, saying “harming a competitor or former employer never pays. That’s revenge that will haunt you. You always get it back, sooner or later, in some way.” DR. MILDRED L. CULP, Workwise Features, is an award-winning journalist. E-mail questions or comments to culp@ workwise.net.
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CNA- Live-in job, Raleigh group home. Off every other weekend. Req: drug test, med-tech, CPR, diploma. Salary $1,550 (take home monthly). Call 919524-8260 or 919524-8234. Full Time & part Time Positions available for Me dical Te ch. Must have computer skills. Exp Preferred. Reply in confidence to box 979, C/O High Point Enterprise, PO Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261
Buy * Save * Sell CDL A TEAM Drivers with Hazmat. Split $0.68 for all miles. O/OP teams paid $1.40 for all miles. Up to $1500 Bonus. 1800-835-9471. Class A OTR driver. 1 year experience. Clean MVR & Criminal history. 336-870-1391 Reliable & Responsible OTR Drivers to run Michigan & Ohio. Work 4 days @ good pay. Home on Weekends! Must have CDL Class A. Min 2 yrs exp. Clean driving & criminal record, drug test req’d. Apply in person 116 Payne Rd Thomasville. National Hwy to Ball Park to Payne Rd.
Software Architect (Masters in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Math, Business Administration or equiv. with 3 year experience OR Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, Math or equiv. with 8 years experience or suitable qualifications) – High Point NC. Job entails and requires experience in: designing, testing and coding applications; developing applications using WebSpeed, MFG/Pro, Barcode Programming using Progress OE10 on Symbol Technologies and Palm based systems, Web Services (WSDL) and AppServer technologies; AIX/UNIXWare/Linux administration; open client architecture (.Net technologies); and Progress Database administration. Send resumes to HR, Computerway Food Systems, 635 Southwest Street High Point NC 27260.
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WE NEED YOU ON OUR TEAM! ● The Assurance Group in Thomasville, NC is currently hiring to fill positions in our state of the art call center ● Insurance products are sold over the phone using an electronic application process ● Leads provided daily ● Paid training ● Benefits available ● Recession proof industry! ● For a confidential interview call Heather Robbins at 1-800750-1738 extension 2303
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M a i n t e n a n c e /Custodian needed, Plumb/Elec/Carp, repair skills, Custodial skills, and the ability to life heavy furn. 19hrs. per wk, Send resume by Jan. 25, to Facilities Manag. JUMC P.O. Box 339 Jamestown, NC 27282
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2BR/1BA, 202 W Bellevue Dr, N High Point, $5 50/mo. C all 336869-2781 2BR/1BA. Pilot School District. New Cent A/C & Carpet. $495 mo + dep 476-6528
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2 story house for rent on Hwy. 62 in Trinity. 3BDR, 1 1/2 Bath, LR, DR, Den, Kitchen. Garage & Carport. $700 a month. Call for appointment 336-4319679. 3BR/2BA, 1500 sqft, Near HPU, Spacious Rooms. FP, Detached Garage, Fenced in Yard. $850/mo. Call 336-529-6186 3BR Homes available in High Point area, Section 8 approved. central H/A. Starting at $500/mo. Call 336-625-1200 Benjamin James Prop
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BUYING ANTIQUES. Old Furn, Glass, Old Toys & Old Stuff. 1pc or all. Buy estates big/small. W/S 817-1247/ 788-2428 BUYING ANTIQUES Collectibles, Coins, 239-7487 / 472-6910
WANTED: Records 45’s, LP’s or 78’s. All types of Music. call 336-782-8790
2 Chest Freezers 19+ cu ft. 3 years old. Great Working Condition. $425, Call 336861-5031 2 Chest Freezers 19+ cu ft. 5 years old. Great Working Condition. $275, Call 336861-5031
Magic Chef, Almond Stove for sale, excellent condition, $75.00 Call 431-5448
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SCOOTERS Computers. We fix any problem. Low prices. 476-2042
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ALL CASH VENDING! Do You Earn Up to $800/day (potential)? Your own local route. 25 Machines and Candy. All for $9,995. 1-888-753-3458, MultiVend, LLC.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 888899-6918. HERNIA REPAIR? Did you receive a Composix Kugel mesh patch between January 2001 and present? If the Kugel patch was removed due to complications of bowel perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs or intestinal fistulae, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson, 1-800-535-5727.
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FIREWOOD Seasoned & delivered. 1/2 cord $60; full cord $110. Call 442-4439 Firewood. Split, Seasoned & Delivered, $85 3/4 Cord. Call 817-2787/848-8147
Broyhill Oak 3 pc. Entertainment Center. LN. Holds 32 inch TV. $995. Call 434-8733
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Br and New E lectric Wheelchair. Used 1 hour. $8000 value, make an offer. call 336-869-4634
7 week old Pomeranian Puppies. 2 Females, $200 each. Call 336-472-4464
FREE CARPET with purchase of our professionally installed Energy Star Windows, Roofs, Siding or Sun Rooms. Save 40% Off utility bills- plus get $1500 tax credit. All credit accepted. US Vinyl Sales. 1-866668-8681.
Black & Tan German Shepherd Puppies. $400/ea. 1F, 3M. Call 336-317-7252.
Leisure Bay 4-5 person Hot Tub. Great Co nd. Bare ly Used. $2000. 689-6397
Jack Russell CKC pups, 6 male, black & white, and tri color, ready now, must see! $350. 289-7385 Reg. Pekingese, York-A-Nese & Shih-Nese. 1st Shots. $275-Up 476-9591
For Sale. 1902 Mason & Hamlin Pump Organ All original. $200 obo. Call for appointment 336-886-5041
***PLOI FURNITURE*** LIQUIDATION AUCTION!!! (Selling for Secured Creditor) FRI., JAN. 22ND. - 10:00AM LEXINGTON, NC (425 John Ward Rd., fronting on Bus. I-85) Partial Listing: 100+pcs. of WOODWORKING EQUIP. & ACCESSORIES, FORKLIFT, PALLET RACKING, OFFICE FURNITURE, SPRAY BOOTHS, (8+) EXPLOSION PROOF CABINTES, (50+) N. WILKESBORO SHOP CARTS, 2TO10GAL. SPRAY POTS, SEWING MACHINES , (10+) HAND TRUCKS, AIR COMPRESSORS, AND MUCH MORE$ ***Plus 100’s of pcs. of Unfinished Furniture And several pcs. of Finished Furniture.
LIVE & ONLINE AUCTION!!! Internet Bidding Available at: www.Proxibid.com Inspection: Thurs., Jan 21st. 12:00noon til 4:00pm. Terms: Cash, Certified Check, Company check accepted w/current bank letter of credit. 13% Buyers premium applies. Everything SOLD AS-IS/WHERE-IS. Announcements made day of auction supercede any written material. *For additional listing and pictures goto: www.MendenhallAuction.com
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’01 Damon motorhome. 2 slides, 2 ACs, 10k, loaded. 36ft. Very good cond., $52,000. Back-up camera. 431-9891 94’ Camper, new tires, water heater, & hookup. Good cond., sleeps 7, $6,400. Call 301-2789 ’90 Winnebago Chiefton 29’ motor home. 73,500 miles, runs
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Tues., Jan. 19th.- 3pm High Point, NC Selling Repossessed & Surplus Restaurant Equipment. Prep Tables, Mixers, Convection Ovens, Cooler/Refrigerators, SS Flatware, Booths, Chairs, Computers, and much more$. Go to website for more details: www.Mendenhall Auction.com Inspection: Tues., Jan. 19th. 12:00noon til sale time. Terms: Cash, Certified Check, MC/VC accepted, Company Check Accepted w/current Bank letter of credit. 13% Buyers Premium applies. 3% discount when paying with cash or approved check.
Deceased Estate (with additions) Sat Jan 30 10:am Kernersville Library 130 E Mountain St pristine glass, coins, jewelry, art, furn, treasures GALORE! see details at peggauction.com
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Kenmore Almond Electric Dryer, Excellent Condition. $50. Call 336-869-8534 Kenmore Washer & Dryer, white, large capacity, very good con d., $275 .00 Call 336-431-2942
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1 9 9 6 4 0 0 E X 4Wheeler, great shape, $1800. Call 336-689-6772 99 ES 450 Honda Foreman, $2800. 04 ES 450 Honda Foreman. $4200. Call 689-8291/431-6256 2002 Honda 300 EX w/reverse. Good Condition. $2500 Call 336-362-4026
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1990 Ford Bronco, 4WD, good condition, 133k, great stereo system, $2300. OBO 965-7979 1999 BMW, 528I, 193K. New tires. Runs great. $6,000. Call 336-442-0043
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’04 Isuzu Ascender SUV. Silver. 104K Leather Int. All Pwr $8,950 883-7111 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, orig owner, 4WD, 130k miles. Good body & paint, minor dents, d e c e n t t i r e s . Transmission, rear end, radiator, alternator & battery replaced in the last year. Engine runs well, burns no oil. Can be seen at 2325 E. Kivett Drive. Call Gary at 336442-0363. 98’ Jeep Wrangler 4WD auto, a/c, cruise, ps/ brakes, ex. cond. , $9000. 215-1892
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90 Toyota Corolla, 4 dr, 4 cylinder, auto, a/c, clean dependable car $1500 689-2165
For Sale 48“ Freight Trailer. $1,500. Call 336-475-8361 96’ Freightliner Hood Single Axle. 96’ Electronics, 53ft, 102 Dock Lift Trailer. $14,500. Call 1-203395-3956
93 Honda Accord, LX. Fully loaded, 149K miles. $2950/obo, Call 336-883-6793
Red Crew Cab, ’03 Chevrolet Silverado, EC, 55K miles, $10,900. 454-2342
94 Old Cierra V6, A/C, CD player, good tires, clean dependable car, $1600. 689-2165
78 Chevy Pickup 73k actual miles, 8 cyl., strt drive, good running, needs paint, $1,300. 883-4450
96 Lexus LS 400, 283K Highway mi. Some mechanic work $2500 687-8204
92 Conversion Ford Van , 126,44 4 miles, needs transmission work, runs good, $1100. 472-3887
97 Nissan Altmia runs great, 5 speed, black, 153 k, $2150. Call 336-870-3342
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98 Ford Taurus. Good d e p e n d a b l e transportation. $1800. OBO 336-880-1781
98 Lincoln Continental Mark VIII, 171k miles, VGC. Blk EXT & INT, loaded, $3995, obo. 336-906-3770 AT Quality Motors you can buy regardless. Good or bad credit. 475-2338
97 Dodge Avenger $800 dn 00 Saturn LS2 $900 dn 05 Pontiac Grand Am $1200 dn 96 Chevy Cheyenne $1000 dn Plus Many More!
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472-3111 DLR#27817 KIA Amanti, ’04, 1 owner, EC. 71K, Garaged & smokeless. $8500, 442-6837 Lexus GX 470, 06’. White Tan. Navigation. 25k, Garaged. Flawless. $34,500. 336-643-9797 Lincoln Cont. ’94. Beautiful, dependable all new, $1600. For details 769-8297 Volkswagen 01, new bettle, 2S, 103k mi, $4500. heated seats, Call 336-880-1773
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CHAPEL HILL – For the second half of Saturday’s game between No. 12 North Carolina and No. 20 Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels played with passion and a sense of urgency according to senior Deon Thompson. Now if only his team had played that way in the first half. The Tar Heels rallied from a 20-point deficit but came up short in the closing seconds as the Yellow Jackets hung on for a 73-71 victory at the Smith Center. It is Georgia Tech’s first win over UNC since March 1, 2007. “We just got to put it together for a full 40 minutes,” Thompson said. It’s the second straight loss for the Tar Heels in which they found themselves down by at least 20 points in the first half. But while UNC never got closer than 11 against No. 24 Clemson 83-64 on Wednesday – the worst loss in the Roy Williams era – the Heels came back to hold the lead in the closing minutes against the Yellow Jackets. A Will Graves 3-pointer, his fifth of the game, put UNC up 6967 with 1:50 play, but a free throw by Iman Shumpert, who finished with a career-high 30 points, cut the Tar Heels’ lead to one. UNC (12-6, 1-2 ACC) called a timeout when point guard Larry Drew II got stuck in a trap near midcourt, and the ensu-
ing inbound play did not go as planned. Ed Davis got the pass near halfcourt, but Derrick Favors tied him up for a held ball and the 17th Tar Heel turnover with 1:06 to play. “Probably the key play of the game was when we got it out of bounds and throw it in and they get a jumpball with Ed,” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “We didn’t do a good job setting the screen. We didn’t do a good job using the screen. We didn’t go in the backcourt, and we didn’t get it into the point guards which is what we wanted to.” ShumperT hit two more free throws to put Georgia Tech (134, 2-2 ACC) up 70-69, and UNC freshman Travis Wear responded with a turnaround jumper to give the Tar Heels a one-point lead with 41.4 to play. But Zachery Peacock made the go-ahead bucket on the other end and Drew missed a layup with 13 seconds left. “I thought it was good,” said Drew, who finished with two points and nine assists. “I knew I was going to get to the hole, and I just tried to put it up there softly.” With 3.4 seconds remaining, D’Andre Bell missed the first of his two free throws to give the Tar Heels some hope, but Graves’ 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short. Graves finished with a careerhigh 24 points, hitting 5 of 8 from beyond the arc.
HIGH POINT – Opposing Big South coaches usually know what Mackenzie Maier wants to do. Standing six-foot-three, the towering junior is most dangerous when roaming the perimeter for kick-out rainbow triples. Give her just a glimpse of the basket and pay the steep 3-point price. On Saturday afternoon at the Millis Center, Winthrop head coach Bud Childers feared her sharpshooting, but was helpless to stop it, as Maier connected on
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Georgia Tech’s Iman Shumpert (1) crashes into North Carolina’s Deon Thompson during the second half of Saturday’s game in Chapel Hill. Shumpert scored a career-high 30 points as the Yellow Jackets prevailed, 73-71.
to the Eagles, yet used a superb individual effort from Maier, who also grabbed nine rebounds and tallied seven blocked shots. A flurry of threes – two from Maier, one from Amy Dodd – at the end of the first half helped the Panthers break a 17-all tie and lead 28-19 at the break, but despite the lead, Loy felt his team lacked appropriate effort and energy in the first stanza. “I just didn’t like our focus,” explained Loy. “(Winthrop had) 32 offensive rebounds, (we had) some silly turnovers, but we had some great individual performances
that helped us out. Mackenzie, not only with her points, but she had quite a few blocks that saved us when our defense broke down.” Winthrop’s Shanice Cole led the Eagles with 16 points and mightily drove for an old fashioned three-point play to cap a 10-4 run early in the second half, making the score 34-31 with 16:10 to go. But once again it was Maier’s perimeter magic that kept the Panthers in the driver’s seat, as the preseason All-Big South performer buried two more backbreaking threes in the ensuing three possessions.
Coastal swarm dooms HPU men CONWAY, S.C. – Tehran Cox took his eyes off the pass and saw the ball dribble through his legs and out of bounds. Eugene Harris sent a hot bounce pass to Jairus Simms that kicked off Simms’ leg for another High Point University turnover. Tough shot after even tougher shot clanked off the rim against the swarming Coastal Carolina defense, while disaster continued to strike even when the Panthers did something right: a near-steal on the CCU end turned into an open layup for Kierre Greenwood, and a quick HPU turnover off the inbounds play added three more points for the Chanticleers. It all added up to a 39-16 halftime deficit Saturday afternoon at Kim-
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four-of-five three pointers, scored a season-high 22 points, and powered the High Point women to a bounce-back 69-60 victory over Maier Winthrop. “She has such a great release and great length on her shot from the three-point line,” said Childers. “You just have to try and be ready for her.” The Panthers played ‘sluggishly’ at times, according to Coach Tooey Loy, and surrendered an absurd number of second-chances
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Big South men’s, women’s basketball standings, results. 6D bel Arena and a 75-58 shellacking at the hands of Big South Conference leader Coastal – which at 17-3 set the league record for the bestever 20-game start. “We just didn’t come out ready to play, and that’s my fault,” Panthers coach Scott Cherry said. “They got some easy baskets early, then on the offensive end we were really, really tentative. We looked like we were wishing the ball to go in every time we took a shot. ... We literally couldn’t even run offense.” The Panthers (9-8, 4-3) trailed 7-0 before Jourdan Morris hit a jumper at the 16:07 mark. More than
seven minutes would pass before the next HPU bucket – a Corey Law jumper off an inbounds pass that made it 22-4 with 8:44 to go. The lead twice grew as high as 25 points before the Panthers headed to the locker room with their worst deficit since trailing 40-18 at Auburn. “We didn’t play with energy. We didn’t play High Point basketball,” Harris said. “We came out sluggish. We’ve just got to get back to work, get back to doing what we were doing when we won five straight (prior to this two-game skid).” Coastal (7-1 BSC) cooled after the break, but the Panthers never got closer than 11 points. Harris scored 11 straight points for his team midway through the half, hitting a couple of 3s and adding a three-point play during an 11-1 run that had the crowd of 1,052 stirring
restlessly for a short time. Harris finished with a careerhigh 25 points on 9-for-19 shooting – the Panthers’ field-goal percentage of 33.8 was their second-worst effort of the year behind a 32.1percent showing vs. Auburn. Coastal was led by Mario Edwards’ 28 points on 9-for-12 shooting, while Chad Gray scored 20 points. Senior forward Joseph Harris only had 10 points, but pulled down 15 rebounds to break the Big South’s all-time career record of 1,013 previously held by High Point star Arizona Reid. “Obviously you want your team to respond,” Cherry said of the second half for his Panthers, who return to action Thursday at home against Liberty. “They didn’t lay down, and my teams are never going to do that.” email@example.com | 888-3526
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ew rivalries in ACC men’s basketball history have produced more memorable meetings than Duke-Wake Forest and Duke-N.C. State. I mention this fact only because your only chances to watch these rivalries renewed come in the next four days. Wake Forest visits Duke tonight at 8 and FSN provides live television coverage. On Wednesday night, the Blue Devils travel to Raleigh to battle the Wolfpack in a 9 p.m. clash. Raycom provides the TV cover-
age (WFMY, Ch. 2 locally) for that clash. And that, friends and neighbors, ends Wake-Duke and Duke-N.C. State for this regular season. That’s too bad. The ACC’s unbalanced schedule produces some unfortunate circumstances each basketball season. Thankfully, the schedule always includes two Duke-UNC matchups and two UNC-N.C. State contests. This season we’re treated to a pair of
Wake-UNC confrontations. That’s not always the case. I know we can’t have everything in this world, but wouldn’t it be nice (thanks to the Beach Boys for letting me borrow that phrase) if we could see all of the Big Four schools collide twice every season? Oh, well. This just makes any Duke-State or UNC-Wake meetings in the ACC Tournament even more special.
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Tuesday Basketball vs. SW Guilford, 6
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Basketball at Andrews, 6 Wrestling at Wesleyan, 6 Swimming at Wesleyan, 4:30
Basketball (girls) vs. Page, at Forsyth CD MLK Classic, 11 a.m.
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Swimming vs. S. Stokes, 5 Track at Mt. Tabor, 4:30
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Basketball at NW Guilford, 6 Wrestling host quad match, 5:30
Wrestling vs. C. Davidson, 7
Basketball at Asheboro, 6 Wrestling vs. N. Forsyth, 8 Wrestling vs. NW Guilford, 7
Basketball (girls) vs. Providence Day, at Forsyth CD MLK Classic, 3:30; (boys) vs. Forsyth CD, at GBO Coliseum, 11:30 a.m.
Basketball at Parkland, 6
Basketball at Chatham Central, 6
South Davidson Southern Guilford
Basketball at SW Randolph, 6 Wrestling at Randleman, 7
Wrestling at SW Randolph, 7:30
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Basketball at Trinity, 6
Basketball vs. Lexing- Wrestling at SE ton, 6 Guilford tourney, 9 a.m.
Basketball at Andrews, 5 Wrestling at Magna Vista tourney, 9 a.m.
Basketball at Westchester, 5:30 Swimming at SouthLake, 6
Basketball (boys) vs. Christ School, 7 Wrestling vs. SWG, 6 Swimming vs. SWG/ WCDS, 4:30
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CHARLOTTE – Stephen Jackson scored 29 points to surpass 10,000 career points, Gerald Wallace added 29 points and 13 rebounds, and the Charlotte Bobcats continued one of their best stretches in franchise history with a 125-99 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Winning their fourth straight game and extending their team record to seven consecutive home wins, the Bobcats (19-19) were never threatened in a record-setting night that saw them reach .500 at the latest point in team history. They toyed with the Suns, who trailed by as many as 39 points a night after losing on a buzzer-beater at Atlanta. Amare Stoudemire also reached 10,000 points, finishing with 19 for Phoenix, which has dropped 10 of its past 11 road games. The Bobcats, who hit their first six 3-point shots, led 74-47 at halftime and Wallace already had 24 points.
Greensboro’s Isner wins first career ATP title AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) – Greensboro’s John Isner defeated Frenchman Arnaud Clement 63, 5-7, 7-6 (2) Saturday to win the Heineken Open for his first ATP Tour singles title. The 6-foot-9 Isner had 22 aces and only two doublefaults. Isner got good news about his Australian Open draw. With the withdrawal of No. 15 seed Gilles Simon, Isner moved up as the 33rd highest-ranked player and will face Italian Andres Seppi in the first round. Also, Marcus Daniell became the first New Zealander in 11 years to win an ATP Tour doubles title, teaming with Romania’s Horia Tecau to beat Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares 7-5, 6-4.
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TRACK AND FIELD AT UNIVERSITY OF N. CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL – Gabrielle Gray punched her ticket to a national track meet on Saturday. Taking the 55-yard dash in 7.14 seconds at the Eastern Challenge indoor track meet at UNC Chapel Hill, Gray qualified for the National Scholastic Indoor Championships scheduled March 12-14 in New York City. She also qualified for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championship meet.
BASKETBALL BISHOP BOYS 81, CHASE 59 FOREST CITY – Aaron Toomey pumped in 20 of his game-high 47 points in the fourth quarter as Bishop McGuinness’ boys crushed Chase 81-59 in the MLK Holiday Hoops Classic on Saturday at East Rutherford High School. Toomey made 15-of-16 free throws in the final period for the Villains (11-4). Josh Rathburn added nine points for Bishop. Toomey also tal-
lied five assists and five steals. Carlos Watkins paced Chase (8-5) with 22 points. Wesley Roach added 17. Bishop’s boys play Monday in the Great Eight Invitational at Lenoir-Rhyne College.
BISHOP GIRLS 73, CENTRAL FLA. PREP 26 ATLANTA – Megan Buckland tallied 14 points to lead four doubledigit scorers for Bishop McGuinness’ girls in a 73-26 romp over Central Florida Prep on Saturday in the Best of the Southeast Showcase at Greater Atlanta Christian School. Buckland scored 11 of her points in the first half as the Villains went up 38-18. Bishop, which sank 10 shots from 3-point range, then held Central Florida to eight point in the second half. Marie Petrangeli and Kelly Elder each added 13 points. Gabby Mortis had 11.
Orange finished with 177.5 points, followed by Southwestern Randolph (166), Dudley (140), Salibury (106), East Forsyth (87), Southeast Guilford (75), Central Davidson (65.5), T.W. Andrews (56.5), Page (54), Thomasville (53.5), Southwest Guilford (52), Ragsdale (45), High Point Central (28) and Carver and Southern Guilford (4). Area winners included Tyquan Easton of Andrews (140), Sebastien Schulz of High Point Central (215) and David Woody of Ragsdale (heavyweight).
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HIGH POINT – Trinity won in two weight classes on the way to finishing fifth in the Sara Wilkes Invitational at Eden Morehead High. Nick Vettel prevailed in the 152pound class for the Bulldogs while Cameron King placed first at 171. Others who placed for Trinity (Anthony Chanthalaska (5th, 103); Joseph Anders (4th, 130), Gant Shedden (3rd, 189) and Zack McNeil (7th, WRESTLING heavyweight). Enka took the team title. Concord AT T.W. ANDREWS HIGH POINT – Orange High School Jay Robinson was second, followed took team honors in the fourth Bob- by Union Pines and Davie County. Trinity travels to Wheatmore on by Lloyd Memorial tournament on Thursday. Saturday at T.W. Andrews High.
Sainz takes Dakar Rally in just over 47 hours BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Carlos Sainz of Spain won the Dakar Rally in just over 47 hours, closely tailing his Volkswagen teammate Nasser Al-Attiyah in the final stage on Saturday. Sainz finished 2:12 ahead of AlAttiyah and 35:21 better than Mark Miller of the United States in the sweep for Volkswagen. They spent two weeks traversing the world’s toughest auto race through Argentina and Chile. Al-Attiyah started the 14th stage trailing Sainz by 2:48 overall, and won the sprint from San Rafael to
San Carlos de Bolivar. Sainz was 36 seconds behind in the final stage. Sainz won the Dakar Rally on his fourth attempt. “Today was a very special, special stage,” Sainz said. “I could not afford any mistakes. We had to master everything and control our emotions. But it has been like this for a week.” A VW won for the second straight year. Stephane Peterhansel of France, a three-time car winner in a BMW, was fourth. Cyril Despres of France won the motorcycle division with an overall
time of 51:10:37. He finished sixth on his KTM in the final stage. Pal Anders Ullevalseter of Norway was second overall, 1:02:52 behind. Despres led the rally from the third stage, and finished sixth in the final stage. Sainz crashed out last year while leading with two stages left, but this time he and navigator Lucas Cruz were patient, fast and mistake-free. Al-Attiyah won the 128-mile last stage – his third this year – in 1:19:42, followed by Sainz and Guerlain Chicherit of France in a BMW.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Joya Canfield was the top finisher for the High Point University women’s track & field team as the Panthers wrapped up competition at the Virginia Tech Invitational on Saturday. Canfield finished third in the 800 with a time of 2:16.40. Canfield also set a personal best in the 1,000 (2:59.36) in the first day of the meet. “Joya had two good races this weekend,” said head coach Mike Esposito. “She is setting herself up for really good spring and I am very pleased with how she competed. Manika Gamble was also close to a personal best in the 200meter. That bodes well for her season as well. She is running much faster than last year.” Gamble finished the 200 in 25.62, good for 12th place. She also finished the 400 in ninth place in 58.05. Sophomore Christina Fenske cleared 5-3 in the high jump, finishing in 11th place. Josh Morgan and Jevin Monds both had top-10 finishes in the 3000 meters and Neal Darmody finished second in the 5,000 meters
as the High Point University men’s track and field team wrapped up competition. Morgan finished the 3,000 in seventh place (8:36.12) and Monds placed ninth (8:44.42). Darmody finished the 5,000 in 15:10.48, earning second place. Corey Grove placed 10th in the 800 in 1.57.05. “This was a really good opener for Corey, winning his heat and finishing 10th overall,” said Esposito. “He raced really well as did Josh and Jevin in the 3,000 and Neal in the 5,000. We know Neal can run stronger than he did today so we can really build on this for the rest of the season. We are really looking forward to having the entire team compete next weekend, which will give us a better idea of where we are this season.” John Taylor cleared 6 feet, 4.75 inches in the high jump and finished the event in a tie for ninth place for the Panthers. On Friday, junior TJ Brancaccio cleared 15-3 and finished second in the pole vault and Grove set a personal best and finished seventh in the 1,000 in 2:33.94.
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New Orleans wide receiver Devery Henderson (19) pulls down a 44-yard touchdown pass while being defended by Arizona cornerback Bryant McFadden during second-quarter action on Saturday. The Saints grabbed a 45-14 playoff victory.
Saints deal Cards crushing blow NEW ORLEANS (AP) â€“ Maybe a little rest was all Drew Brees and Reggie Bush needed to shift the Saintsâ€™ leagueleading offense back into overdrive. That, and a visit from Arizonaâ€™s porous defense. Brees threw three touchdown passes, Bush scored on an 83-yard punt return and a spectacular 46-yard run, and New Orleans overwhelmed the defending NFC champion Cardinals 45-14 in their divisional playoff game Saturday. â€œWe came off a stretch where we had all the advantages of being rested,â€? New Orleans coach Sean Payton said. â€œWe played with a lot of energy.â€? One win from the Super Bowl, the Saints will host an NFC title game for the first time in franchise history next weekend when they play the winner of todayâ€™s game between Dallas and Minnesota. â€œThereâ€™s been a lot of firsts since Sean Payton has been here in the organization and we want to keep that going,â€? Brees said. â€œWe want to bring this franchise a championship.â€? Jeremy Shockey caught a touchdown pass in his return from a threegame absence. Devery Henderson and Marques Colston also had touchdown catches, and Lynell Hamilton had a short touchdown run for the Saints. Coming off its 51-45 overtime win over Green Bay in the wild-card round, Arizona wound up yielding 90 points in the postseason, the most ever allowed in consecutive playoff games in one season.
Even the Saintsâ€™ sometimes soft defense played well, forcing two turnovers, harassing Warner often and knocking Arizonaâ€™s 38-year-old quarterback out of the game briefly when, during Will Smithâ€™s interception return, he was blind-sided by Bobby McCrayâ€™s block. Warner was 17 of 26 for 205 yards, but was unable to move Arizona consistently. The Cardinals punted twice and missed a long field goal in the first half before heading into halftime down 35-14. Arizona punted twice more in the third quarter, with Bush scoring on the second to make it 45-14. Bush finished with 84 yards rushing, 24 yards receiving and 109 yards on three punt returns. Colston caught six passes for 83 yards. â€œWe had a plan the whole time,â€? said Brees, who passed for 247 yards. â€œIt was hard for anybody to understand that plan if youâ€™re not a member of my team, but we trusted in that plan, that process. We executed throughout the week and it showed in the game.â€? The victory wound up being so easy for New Orleans that Payton began pulling his regulars early in the fourth quarter and going with basic run plays to chew up the clock. It was more like what Saints fans had gotten used to in the first 12 weeks of the season, when New Orleans was blowing out opponents en route to a 130 start. The Saints finished the season on a three-game skid, averaging 14.7 points during that stretch.
WHEN: 1 p.m. ET, Fox (WGHP, Ch. 8) OPENING LINE â€” Vikings by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD â€” Dallas 10-7; Minnesota 9-6-1 SERIES RECORD â€” Cowboys lead 14-12 LAST MEETING â€” Cowboys beat Vikings 24-14, Oct. 21, 2007 LAST WEEK â€” Cowboys beat Eagles 3414 in wild-card round; Vikings had bye COWBOYS OFFENSE â€” OVERALL (2), RUSH (7), PASS (6) COWBOYS DEFENSE â€” OVERALL (9), RUSH (4), PASS (20) VIKINGS OFFENSE â€” OVERALL (5), RUSH (13), PASS (8) VIKINGS DEFENSE â€” OVERALL (6), RUSH (2), PASS (19) STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES â€” This is seventh time Cowboys and Vikings will face each other in playoffs, fourth time in Minnesota. ... Vikings won last postseason meeting, 27-10 in first round 10 years ago. ... Most notable win for Cowboys was after 1975 season, when Roger Staubachâ€™s self-proclaimed â€œHail Maryâ€? pass to Drew Pearson â€” decried by Vikings fans as a push off â€” lifted Dallas to victory. ... Vikings won five straight in series between playoff loss after 1996 season and 2007 regular-season meeting. ... Cowboys, having ended 13-year stretch without a win in playoffs with last weekâ€™s whipping of Philadelphia, have won four straight games while allowing total of 31 points in that span. ... QB Tony Romo has 19-8 career record on road. Heâ€™s 1-2 overall in his career in the postseason; this will be his second playoff road game. ... Cowboys RB Marion Barber grew up in the Twin Cities and played at Metrodome for University of Minnesota. Heâ€™s been bothered by left knee injury, limiting his action lately. ... Romo grew up in Wisconsin, a fan of Vikings QB Brett Favre when he played for Packers. ... Favre will make his 23rd start in a playoff game. His Packers
Saturday from a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league. He beat Sean Payton of New Orleans (11 1/2), Norv Turner of San Diego (9) and Jim Caldwell of Indianapolis (7). Andy Reid of Philadelphia and Ken Whisenhunt of Arizona had a single vote each. â€œIâ€™m flattered,â€? said Lewis, whose seventh season as Bengals coach ended with a 24-14 home loss to the Jets in the wildcard round. â€œI never took any credibility to it, that it could occur, but I am flattered. I would trade it to still be playing. â€œTo me, this is more a recognition of the organization, for the coaching staff and the hard work theyâ€™ve done, and for the players.â€? Few coaches have dealt with such a season of
grief. Vikki Zimmer, who used to bake treats for the players, died unexpectedly in October. Two weeks earlier, defensive linemen Jonathan Fanene and Domata Peko and rookie linebacker Rey Maualuga struggled to contact family in American Samoa after the tsunami devastated the region. In December, wide receiver Chris Henry, on injured reserve with a broken left forearm, fell from the back of a pickup truck after an argument with his fiancee and was killed. So Lewis was as much a therapist and psychologist for his team as he was a strategist. And heâ€™s Coach of the Year, the first for the Bengals since the teamâ€™s founder, Paul Brown, won the award in 1970.
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WHEN: 4:40 p.m. ET today, CBS (WFMY, Ch. 2) OPENING LINE â€” Chargers by 9 RECORD VS. SPREAD â€” New York 10-7; San Diego 8-7-1 SERIES RECORD â€” Chargers lead 19-12-1 LAST MEETING â€” Chargers beat Jets 4829, Sept. 22, 2008 LAST WEEK â€” Jets beat Bengals 24-14 in wild-card round; Chargers had bye JETS OFFENSE â€” OVERALL (20), RUSH (1), PASS (31) JETS DEFENSE â€” OVERALL (1), RUSH (8), PASS (1) CHARGERS OFFENSE â€” OVERALL (10), RUSH (31), PASS (5) CHARGERS DEFENSE â€” OVERALL (16), RUSH (20), PASS (11) STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES â€” Chargers have won 11 straight games, tied for fifth-longest winning streak to enter playoffs since AFL-NFL merger in 1970. ... Jets have both NFLâ€™s top-ranked rushing offense and overall defense. ... Jets won only previous playoff matchup between teams, 20-17 in overtime in wild-card round after 2004 season in San Diego. Chargers rallied to force OT, then watched as rookie Nate Kaeding pushed 40-yard field goal attempt wide right. Jets then won it on Doug Brienâ€™s 28-yard field goal. ... Jets rookie head coach Rex Ryan interviewed with Chargers in February 2007 for head coaching job that went to Norv Turner after Bolts fired Marty Schottenheimer. ... Schottenheimerâ€™s son, Brian, is Jets offensive coordinator. ... New Yorkâ€™s Mark Sanchez became fourth rookie QB to win playoff game since 1970, joining Shaun King (1999), Ben Roethlisberger (2004) and Joe Flacco (2008).
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Bengalsâ€™ Lewis voted AP NFL Coach of the Year NEW YORK (AP) â€“ Marvin Lewis had much more than game plans to deal with this season. Lewis won The Associated Press 2009 NFL Coach of the Year award for guiding his team to the playoffs during a season marked by tragedy. The Bengals won the AFC North with a 10-6 record, just their second division title since 1990, both under Lewis. They did so despite the deaths of wide receiver Chris Henry and Vikki Zimmer, the wife of defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Several playersâ€™ families also were directly affected by the tsunami in the Samoan Islands. For holding his team together under such circumstances and leading a turnaround from a 4-11-1 record in 2008, Lewis earned 20 1â „2 votes
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GTCC men race past Johnston CC ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT
JAMESTOWN – Charlon Kloof sparked a balanced attack with 21 points and seven rebounds as Guilford Technical Community College netted a 108-69 Carolinas Virginia Athletic Conference victory over Johnston Community College on Saturday. Alex Moore added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Titans (14-3, 7-1), ranked 11th nationally in the latest NJCAA Div. II national poll. Anthony Jones chipped in 17 points and eight boards for GTCC. GTCC travels to Martinsville, Va. on Wednesday to take on Patrick Henry CC. Game time is 7 p.m.
N.C. State’s Tracy Smith (23) and Clemson’s Tanner Smith chase a loose ball during the second half of Saturday’s game in Raleigh. The Tigers grabbed a 73-70 victory over the Wolfpack.
Tigers hold off Wolfpack RALEIGH (AP) – Clemson again had a letdown late. This time, the Tigers had just enough left to overcome it. Trevor Booker scored 20 points and No. 24 Clemson held on to beat N.C. State 73-70 on Saturday. Tanner Smith added 11 points, including two late free throws, to help the Tigers (15-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) claim what center Jerai Grant called “maybe the most important win of the year for us.” Clemson never trailed but blew nearly all of a 21-point lead before making two defensive stops in
the final minute to snap a pesky streak of post-victory letdowns that dated to 1997-98. “It’s a sign that we’re maturing, but at the same time, we can’t let teams come back like that,” Booker said. Julius Mays had a season-high 17 points for the Wolfpack (12-6, 1-3), who trailed 71-70 and had the ball when Grant appeared seemingly out of nowhere to block Richard Howell’s open layup with about 35 seconds left. “It’s just an effort play,” Clemson coach Oliver Purnell said. “You can look at it and wave at it ... but he had the courage and the
energy, the will, to go get it.” Clemson milked some clock before Smith hit his free throws with 18.6 seconds left and N.C. State called its final timeout. The Tigers refused to give Wolfpack sharpshooter Scott Wood an open look, and Mays’ 3-pointer with about 5 seconds left went around the rim and out with the rebound going out of bounds under the basket with 2 seconds left. Mays launched a desperation 30-footer that went off the front of the rim at the buzzer. “The play kind of broke down. I saw my man help off on Scott, so I took a couple dribbles and got a
good look,” Mays said. “It just got the last little bounce on the rim, and it was the wrong bounce. It just came out.” Grant finished with 11 points for the Tigers. “We wanted (this game) more. We dug deep,” Grant said. “We couldn’t let that firsthalf lead go to waste.” Tracy Smith scored 16 points and Howell finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Wood, a freshman who had a season-high 31 last time out, and Farnold Degand added 11 points apiece for N.C. State, which was coming off an upset at No. 25 Florida State.
Sims sparks Mountaineers past Spartans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOONE – Donald Sims scored 21 points and Appalachian State defeated UNC Greensboro 72-64 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (10-7, 4-2 Southern Conference) trailed 49-47 with 8:36 to play, before going on a 15-2 run. Sims’ 3-pointer capped the run for a 62-41 lead with 2:48 remaining. Jeremi Booth scored 12 points, Isaac Butts grabbed 11 rebounds and Andre Williamson had four blocks for Appalachian State, which won its third straight. Ben Stywall paced the Spartans (3-15, 2-5) with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
don Giles scored 25 points and Western Carolina held off Elon in an 83-81 win on Saturday night. Mike Williams finished with 15 points for the Catamounts (14-3, 4-1 Southern Conference). Drew Spradlin led Elon (3-14, 1-5) with 22 points.
HOWARD 82, N.C. A&T 77
GREENSBORO – Calvin Thompson scored a career-high 33 points to lead Howard to an 82-77 victory over N.C. A&T on Saturday. Thompson shot 9-for-15 from the field and 12-for15 from the free-throw line for the Bison, who improved to 4-14, 3-1 MidEastern Athletic Conference. WESTERN CAROLINA 83, Tavarus Alston led the ELON 81 Aggies (5-12, 1-3) with 19 CULLOWHEE – Bran- points.
WINSTON-SALEM 55, COPPIN STATE 42 WINSTON-SALEM – Paul Davis scored nine points and pulled down 10 rebounds, leading Winston-Salem past Coppin State 55-42 in cold shooting contest for both schools on Saturday. The Rams (5-9) shot 38 percent from the floor (19for-50). Kareem Brown scored 13 points and Vince Goldsberry added 10 for the Eagles (5-10).
CAMPBELL 81, STETSON 55 BUIES CREEK – Jonathan Rodriguez scored 17 points and had seven rebounds to lead Campbell to an 81-55 victory over Stetson on Saturday. Rodriguez was 6-for-10 from the floor and is just 15 points from breaking the school’s career scor-
ing mark of 1,947 points, set by Sam Staggers from 1973-77. He became the school’s career rebounding leader on Thursday. Campbell (11-5, 6-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) is off to its best start since 1993-94 and has not led the Atlantic Sun this late in the season since joining the conference in 1994-95. Ridge Graham and Tyshawn Patterson scored 14 points each for Stetson (4-12, 2-6).
NORTHEASTERN 79, UNC WILMINGTON 56 BOSTON – Chaisson Allen scored 14 points and had seven assists to help Northeastern defeat UNC Wilmington 79-56 for its ninth straight win. The Huskies (11-7, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association) used a 25-5 run, in-
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CHARLOTTE – Ledford’s boys tripped nonconference foe Central Davidson 6244 as they enjoyed playing at Bobcats Arena on Saturday afternoon. Dillon Smith score 20 points to lead the Panthers as they improved to 12-4. Daniel Lawrence added 15. Ledford travels to Asheboro on Friday. cluding 14 straight, to go up 27-7 on Alwayne Bigby’s layup with 6:54 left in the first half. Chad Tomko scored 17 points and John Fields added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Seahawks (6-11, 2-5).
Texas, Kentucky stay unbeaten THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
AUSTIN, Texas – Damion James scored 26 points, including seven in overtime, and topranked Texas survived its first week at No. 1 with a tough 72-67 win over Texas A&M on Saturday night. James made a 3-pointer with 1 minute left in overtime and blocked a 3-point attempt by Texas A&M’s B.J. Holmes that would have tied the game in the final seconds. J’Covan Brown made two free throws with 3 seconds left to seal the win for the Longhorns (17-0, 3-0 Big 12). Gary Johnson added 18 points for Texas. Donald Sloan scored 21 points for the Aggies (12-5, 1-2), who didn’t trail in the game until James’ first basket of overtime.
ence) had a 13-point halftime lead wiped out and the freshman star had an uncharacteristically shaky game with seven turnovers. But his foul shots secured coach John Calipari’s 52nd consecutive victory in a regular-season conference game at Memphis and Kentucky, breaking Adolph Rupp’s NCAA record. DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Wildcats. Reed led Auburn (9-9, 0-3) with 19 points.
scored 16 points for Syracuse, which nearly blew a 10-point lead in the final minute. Kris Joseph and Wes Johnson added 13 points apiece for Syracuse (17-1, 4-1 Big East), while Andy Rautins had 12. Darryl Bryant led West Virginia (13-3, 4-2) with 18 points.
NORTHWESTERN 72, (6) PURDUE 64
EVANSTON, Ill. – Michael Thompson scored 20 points and freshman Drew Crawford had a key 3-pointer and a three-point (3) KANSAS 89, TEXAS TECH 63 LAWRENCE, Kan. – Marcus Morris had 20 play in the final 2:04 Saturday as Northwestpoints and Xavier Henry added 14 as Kansas ern beat No. 6 Purdue 72-64, the Boilermakers’ third straight loss. overcame a sloppy start to rout Texas Tech. Kansas (16-1, 2-0 Big 12) wasn’t sharp at the start of its conference home opener, but (7) MICHIGAN ST. 73, ILLINOIS 63 it worked the ball inside to start the rout EAST LANSING, Mich. – Kalin Lucas (2) KENTUCKY 72, AUBURN 67 and extend their nation-best home winning shook off a slow start and scored 20 points to AUBURN, Ala. – John Wall hit two free streak to 52 straight. John Roberson had 16 lead Michigan State. throws with 8.9 seconds left to help No. 2 Ken- points for Texas Tech (12-5, 0-3). The Spartans (15-3, 5-0 Big Ten) broke a tucky remain unbeaten with a 72-67 victory first-place tie in the conference. over Auburn on Saturday. Demetri McCamey scored 15 points for the (5) SYRACUSE 72, (10) WEST VIRGINIA 71 The Wildcats (18-0, 3-0 Southeastern ConferMORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Brandon Triche Fighting Illini (12-6, 4-1).
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LEXINGTON – Davidson County Community College came from five points behind with three minutes left to defeat Tidewater Community College 82-78 on Saturday at Brinkley Gym. Roderick Geter led the Storm with 26 points. Justin Glover had 23 and Eric Potts 11. DCCC improves to 144 and 4-0 in the Tar Heel Conference. The Storm will host Sandhills Community College in another conference game on Wednesday.
Terps stomp Eagles THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON – Greivis Vasquez scored 17 points and dished out nine assists on his 23rd birthday to lead Maryland to an easy 73-57 victory over Boston College on Saturday. Adrain Bowie scored 15 points, Cliff Tucker had 14 and Landon Milbourne added 13 for the Terrapins (11-5, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Corey Raji finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston College (10-8, 1-3). Reggie Jackson added 11 points and Joe Trapani had nine points and nine rebounds for the Eagles, who lost their third straight conference game.
(25) FLORIDA STATE 63, VIRGINIA TECH 58 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Solomon Alabi and Deividas Dulkys scored 13 points apiece Saturday as 25th-ranked Florida State survived a furious last-minute Virginia Tech finish for a 63-58 victory that snapped a two-game ACC losing streak. FSU improved to 14-4, 2-2. The Hokies (13-3, 1-2) pulled within one point with four seconds left before Michael Snaer’s two free throws put the Seminoles up 61-58.
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Troy Spencer, who starred at High Point Christian Academy, has his sights set on more college success when Seton Hall springs back into action on March 8 with a tournament in Puerto Rico.
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omplaints about North Carolina’s chilly winter rose as fast as the temperatures dropped these past few weeks. Put Troy Spencer on the short list of those who loved the weather. “It’s been warm – there’s no problem with that,” Spencer said with a laugh. Then again, the weather in South Orange, N.J., isn’t exactly the stuff of tourism posters. Spencer’s Christmas vacation started late thanks to a big snowstorm that cut into his trip home to Archdale. All told, he’ll spend a little less than a month away before returning to Seton Hall University for a highly anticipated spring semester. The former High Point Christian Academy star only played golf once in December, but his time away from the course had nothing to do with the weather. “It was freezing cold, but golf’s golf. I don’t care,” Spencer offered. “If you want to practice bad enough you’re going to find a way to practice.” No, Spencer’s sabbatical was a forced one thanks to an over-abundance of practice. The sophomore decided three top-15 finishes in the Pirates’ fall season wasn’t good enough, so he increased his workout schedule to four days a week and once on the weekend, all the while hitting golf balls just about every day. His reward? A strained biceps muscle and some ligament and tendon damage to the elbow. “Just a nasty situation all around,” Spencer admitted. “A product of being a perfectionist, trying to work hard all the time. The minute I step foot on campus until summer time I’m employed by Seton Hall University. That’s the way I approach it, as a business. You’re only as good as the results you produce.” Spencer’s injury has healed and he now plans to produce plenty of results for the Pirates when the spring season opens March 8 in Puerto Rico. After all, the university has increased its investment. Spencer became High Point Christian’s first Division I scholarship recipient when Seton Hall offered him a large athletic deal and some academic money that left roughly 5 percent of the cost up to Spencer and his family. Spencer then debuted with a 74.96 stroke average, was runner-up for Big East Rookie of the Year and earned Seton Hall’s Male Freshman Athlete of the Year award. That prompted coach Clay White to bump Spencer to a full scholarship – quite rare in golf thanks to limited funds available for those teams. Spencer can’t wait to prove himself worthy. After leading Seton Hall in three tournaments as a freshman, he settled for two seconds, two thirds and a fifth-place showing in the five fall events. His stroke average jumped to 76.00, which in turn led to the increased workload he placed upon himself. Now healthy this spring – “the first semester of my college golf career I’ll be completely healthy,” Spencer said – his
goals aren’t stated in terms of a Big East title or NCAA Championship appearance. Instead, “I’ve tried to focus on being the best I can every single event and finishing as high as I can every single event,” SPORTS Spencer explained. “Hopefully we can do Steve some damage and make Hanf the most of it.” ■■■ David Spencer figures to be along for as much of the ride as possible. Troy’s father first took him out to play golf at the age of 3 and continues to be an invaluable asset. “Dad taught me golf, and if not for my dad I’d be a regular 20-year-old college sophomore somewhere,” Spencer offered. “All the tournaments within driving distance, he’s there. He can watch me play a round and whether I shoot 66 or 75, when I’m walking off the 18th it’s, ‘Dad, what have you got?’ ” Mom, meanwhile, concerns herself with scores of another nature. Gina Spencer is the principal at Pickett Primary School in Lexington. “School is the No. 1 priority to Mom,” Troy said. “You’ve always got to have a fallback, and I try to bring home as many A’s as I can. That makes Christmas break a lot more peaceful with my mom, that’s for sure. “She could care less about the golf thing, unless I turn pro,” he added with a laugh. “Then she’s really excited. I’ll thank her one day, I’m sure.” Of course, the academic side is no laughing matter for Spencer, who owns back-to-back semesters on the Dean’s List to go with his hours spent playing golf. His secret is simple: “I don’t get out much: Practice, schoolwork – I don’t ever see the outside of my dorm room, really.” After starting as a business and marketing major, Spencer said he felt called to follow a different path. He’s now a double-major in religious studies and sociology in a pre-law track. “My dad is a Bible teacher (at HPCA) and he’s on fire for it,” Spencer explained. “I’m a Christian first before I’m anything: Jesus Christ, that’s my passion, even before golf.” No matter the major, it’s clear that Spencer has his sights set on a career path that doesn’t include law school and office buildings. Or cold weather. The PGA Tour figured out quite some time ago that its professional golfers prefer warm climates. Like Hawaii in January. Pebble Beach in February. Florida in March. Augusta in April ... You get the idea. “I’m gonna try to play golf first,” Spencer said. Put him on the short list of those likely to succeed. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3526
s a guy who tries to make it on the Nationwide Series with limited funds, Randy MacDonald is taking a big leap this offseason. Big as in about 50 miles. Trying to create a more upscale image for his team, MacDonald has moved it from his small shop in Thomasville all the way to a shop in Mooresville that originally housed the Rahmoc Cup team years ago and is located in a business park home to several race teams. It’s all part of MacDonald’s latest strategy to try to land sponsorship dollars, an area that he has always found to be a struggle. But, only the team moved. MacDoanld commutes from Thomasville to Mooresville every day. He still has his two area car lots – one on Greensboro Road in High Point and the other on Lexington Ave. in Thomasville. e’s keeping the old shop, possibly to rent with the intention of one day putting a late-model driver development team there. And if the Nationwide team continues to grow, MacDonald dreams of building his own big expansive shop on some acreage on the other side of Business 85 down from his other shop near the N.C. 109 exit. For now, his dream revolves around Mooresville. “It elevates our whole program,” MacDonald said of the Mooresville location. “We’re down there in a 70,000 square foot shop. You walk in the front door, it’s all state of the art looking. There’s a conference room. The shop facilities are immaculate. It’s just the right size for us. We can bring people in here with a smile on our face and show them the vision of where we are going.” This year, he’s trying to get there by hiring third-year NASCAR driver Michael McDowell, banking that the combination of a first-class shop and a guy with Cup experience and connections will help land sponsorship money at a time when landing money is as about as difficult as selling ice to the northern reaches of MacDonald’s native Canada. Yes, that Michael McDowell – the 25-year-old from Arizona who spent his early racing days in sports cars and is still best known in NASCAR circles for escaping death when as a Cup rookie in 2008 he lost control of one of Michael Waltrip’s cars on a qualifying lap at Texas Motor Speedway, slammed into the first-turn wall and then escaped injury as the car tumbled several times to the bottom of the banking. McDowell made 20 starts for Waltrip before he was taken out of the car late in the season. Last year, he drove for JTG-Daugherty Racing in the Nationwide Series for the first half of the season before the team cut back due to lack of sponsorship. He put together enough rides with three other teams to finish 13th in points with four finishes in the top five. The hodgepodge season for McDowell included three races for MacDonald with a best finish of 25th. He also drove for Tommy Baldwin in the Cup Series, mostly as a start-and-park driver. “He had a really strong performance for us at St. Louis,” MacDonald explained. “He qualified in the top 15 and when the green flag came out went to eighth (before crashing and finishing 32nd). He’s 25, but he’s got tons of experience through his deal with Michael Waltrip Racing. He was a winning driver in ARCA (in 2007). He won four races and nine poles. He’s youth with experience. We thought this would be a good opportunity for us to leverage his popularity. He needs a home until he can get back into Cup. He needs to keep racing. It’s a good deal with both of us.” It’s a good enough deal for McDowell, who considers himself lucky that
his NASCAR career didn’t end when his deal with Waltrip did. “With the MWR situation and me being a rookie and that being a new team, I could have very easily gone back SPORTS to sports car racing and finished out my career Greer doing that,” McDowell Smith said. “Just grinding it ■■■ out and taking whatever deals I can on the Nationwide side or Cup side, whether it’s start and park or racing. I made the most of the opportunities I had last year and that put me in position to get some opportunities this year. I’m going to stay hard at it. I’ve got something to prove in this sport and I’ve got time to do it. Hopefully, this will be another year to capitalize on the opportunity I have.” His opportunities include driving a second entry for Prism Motorsports alongside returning driver Dave Blaney in the Cup Series. Because of lack of sponsorship last season, Blaney was a start-and-park driver who got into races just to get the prize money for starting. Prism owner Phil Parsons indicated that McDowell will start-and-park this year as an effort to bring in enough money so that Blaney can start going the distance. “I drove for Randy last year and got to know him as a person and a friend,” McDowell said. “He and I clicked well together. He’s been able to survive these years with limited funding and race and not start and park. “I have a full-time Cup ride. I wasn’t in a dire need to find something, but I felt like I could help him build something and be a part of his team and help him take to the next level, and create security and longevity and stay in sport a long time by being a part of the process.” The deal includes MacDonald hiring crew chief Patrick Donohue, who guided McDowell in his ARCA days, and buying some new cars and equipment. He will continue to field Dodges and will be one of five Dodge teams in the Nationwide Series, the most notable two entries from Penske Racing. MacDonald said he hasn’t talked to Dodge about support. “The gamble that Michael and I are taking is that we will be able to elevate our presence and performance to tie into some good sponsorship,” MacDonald said. “Some teams are going to have to downsize. They’re going to have to race the way we race, so that’s going to make us more competitive. We’re going to be able to move forward and they’re going to have to roll it back a little bit. So that should give us an opportunity to get some sponsorship.” With an upgrade in location and equipment, MacDonald is hoping for some top-10 finishes and a top-10 finish in points for McDowell and a top-15 finish in owners points. The catch is that he has no sponsorship to begin the season. “We’re going to put everything together and go, just like we always have.” MacDonald said. “We’re going to give it our best effort. After all these years, we continue to stay in the sport and get better. This is a big step. Hope it will give us momentum for years to come to progress to a championshiplevel team.” McDowell is helping in the search for sponsors “The biggest thing for me is he and I share the same vision,” McDowell said. “We know that we’re going to have to find sponsors. But he’s been able to make it work every year. He’s dedicated to the end result and I am as well.” email@example.com | 888-3519
Schwartzel takes four-stroke lead at Joburg Open JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Charl Schwartzel took a four-stroke lead at the Joburg Open on Saturday after shooting a 7-under 64 in the third round. The South African played bogey-free golf for the second straight day, finishing at 18-under 195 to continue the consistent play he used to win last week’s Africa Open. Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland was next after a 67 on the Royal Johannesburg and
Kensington East course. Schwartzel had two birdies on the front side of the 7,592-yard East course, and then waited out a weather delay before adding five more on the back nine. “With two hours of waiting, I was sitting around thinking it would be nice to go round in four under for the back nine and get a couple ahead, and I managed to make it five,” he said. It all began for him on 10, when he got up and
down out of a bunker. He then hit a good 7-iron in to the 12th for a birdie on the 200-yard par-3. Clarke felt he could have played better. “I had two putts out of nowhere go in from 20 feet, but I missed some short ones, which was very frustrating,” he said. Sunshine Tour veteran Hendrik Buhrmann shot a 69 to take sole possession of third, one shot ahead of a group of five players at 11-under 202.
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NFL playoffs All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 9 N.Y. Jets 24, Cincinnati 14 Dallas 34, Philadelphia 14
Sunday, Jan. 10 Baltimore 33, New England 14 Arizona 51, Green Bay 45, OT
Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 16 New Orleans 45, Arizona 14 Baltimore at Indianapolis, 8:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 17 Dallas at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (FOX) N.Y. Jets at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. (CBS)
Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 24 TBD AFC, 3 p.m. (CBS) Dallas-Minnesota winner at New Orleans, NFC, 6:40 p.m. (FOX)
Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 31 At Miami AFC vs. NFC, 7:20 p.m. (ESPN) Super Bowl
Sunday, Feb. 7 At Miami NFC champion vs. AFC champion, 6:25 p.m. (CBS)
Saints 45, Cardinals 14
Arizona New Orleans
First Quarter Ari—Hightower 70 run (Rackers kick), 14:41. NO—Hamilton 1 run (Hartley kick), 9:17. NO—Shockey 17 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 7:02. NO—Bush 46 run (Hartley kick), 2:31.
Second Quarter Ari—B.Wells 4 run (Rackers kick), 9:40. NO—Henderson 44 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 6:48. NO—Colston 2 pass from Brees (Hartley kick), 1:10.
Third Quarter NO—FG Hartley 43, 8:26. NO—Bush 83 punt return (Hartley kick), 6:42. A—70,149. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession
Ari 15 359 15-101 258 0-0 5-139 0-0 24-36-1 1-8 6-43.5 3-1 3-22 23:33
NO 27 418 34-171 247 3-109 2-37 1-5 23-32-0 0-0 4-42.8 0-0 6-44 36:27
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Arizona, Hightower 6-87, B.Wells 5-7, Stephens-Howling 2-4, Wright 1-3, Warner 1-0. New Orleans, Bush 5-84, P.Thomas 13-52, Hamilton 5-23, Bell 6-11, Meachem 1-4, D.Thomas 1-0, Brees 3-(minus 3). PASSING—Arizona, Warner 17-26-1-205, Leinart 7-10-0-61. New Orleans, Brees 2332-0-247. RECEIVING—Arizona, Doucet 8-68, Fitzgerald 6-77, Breaston 4-52, Hightower 3-27, Urban 2-34, Becht 1-8. New Orleans, Colston 6-83, Henderson 4-80, Bush 4-24, P.Thomas 4-18, Shockey 3-36, Moore 2-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS—Arizona, Rackers 50.
NFL Coach of the Year The NFL Coach of the Year by The Associated Press, selected by a nationwide media panel: 2009 — Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati 2008 — Mike Smith, Atlanta 2007 — Bill Belichick, New England 2006 — Sean Payton, New Orleans 2005 — Lovie Smith, Chicago 2004 — Marty Schottenheimer, San Diego 2003 — Bill Belichick, New England 2002 — Andy Reid, Philadelphia 2001 — Dick Jauron, Chicago 2000 — Jim Haslett, New Orleans 1999 — Dick Vermeil, St. Louis 1998 — Dan Reeves, Atlanta 1997 — Jim Fassel, New York Giants 1996 — Dom Capers, Carolina 1995 — Ray Rhodes, Philadelphia 1994 — Bill Parcells, New England 1993 — Dan Reeves, New York Giants 1992 — Bill Cowher, Pittsburgh 1991 — Wayne Fontes, Detroit 1990 — Jimmy Johnson, Dallas 1989 — Lindy Infante, Green Bay 1988 — Mike Ditka, Chicago 1987 — Jim Mora, New Orleans 1986 — Bill Parcells, New York Giants 1985 — Mike Ditka, Chicago 1984 — Chuck Knox, Seattle 1983 — Joe Gibbs, Washington 1982 — Joe Gibbs, Washington 1981 — Bill Walsh, San Francisco 1980 — Chuck Knox, Buffalo 1979 — Jack Pardee, Washington 1978 — Jack Patera, Seattle 1977 — Red Miller, Denver 1976 — Forrest Gregg, Cleveland 1975 — Ted Marchibroda, Baltimore 1974 — Don Coryell, St. Louis 1973 — Chuck Knox, Los Angeles 1972 — Don Shula, Miami 1971 — George Allen, Washington 1970 — Paul Brown, Cincinnati 1969 — Bud Grant, Minnesota 1968 — Don Shula, Baltimore 1967 — George Allen, Los Angeles and Don Shula, Baltimore 1966 — Tom Landry, Dallas 1965 — George Halas, Chicago 1964 — Don Shula, Baltimore 1963 — George Halas, Chicago 1962 — Allie Sherman, New York Giants 1961 — Allie Sherman, New York Giants 1960 — Buck Shaw, Philadelphia 1959 — Vince Lombardi, Green Bay 1958 — Weeb Ewbank, Baltimore 1957 — George Wilson, Detroit
NFL Coach of the Year voting
NEW YORK — The voting for the 2009 NFL Coach of the Year by The Associated Press in balloting by a nationwide media pane: Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati 201⁄2 Sean Payton, New Orleans 111⁄2 Norv Turner, San Diego 9 Jim Caldwell, Indianapolis 7 Andy Reid, Philadelphia 1 Ken Whisenhunt, Arizona 1
Men’s Top 25 fared Saturday
1. Texas (17-0) beat Texas A&M 72-67, OT. Next: at No. 13 Kansas State, Monday. 2. Kentucky (18-0) beat Auburn 72-67. Next: vs. Arkansas, Saturday. 3. Kansas (16-1) beat Texas Tech 89-63. Next: vs. No. 22 Baylor, Wednesday. 4. Villanova (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 11 Georgetown, Sunday. 5. Syracuse (17-1) beat No. 10 West Virginia 72-71. Next: at Notre Dame, Monday. 6. Purdue (14-3) lost to Northwestern 7264. Next: at Illinois, Tuesday. 7. Michigan State (15-3) beat Illinois 73-63. Next: vs. Iowa, Wednesday. 8. Duke (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Sunday. 9. Tennessee (14-2) beat No. 21 Mississippi 71-69, OT. Next: at Alabama, Tuesday. 10. West Virginia (13-3) lost to No. 5 Syracuse 72-71. Next: vs. Marshall, Wednesday. 11. Georgetown (13-2) did not play. Next: at No. 4 Villanova, Sunday. 12. North Carolina (12-6) lost to No. 20 Georgia Tech 73-71. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Wednesday. 13. Kansas State (15-2) beat Colorado 8781. Next: vs. No. 1 Texas, Monday. 13. Wisconsin (14-3) at Ohio State. Next: vs. Michigan, Wednesday. 15. Connecticut (11-5) did not play. Next: at Michigan, Sunday. 16. Pittsburgh (15-2) beat Louisville 82-77, OT. Next: vs. No. 11 Georgetown, Wednesday. 17. Gonzaga (13-3) at San Diego. Next: vs. Pepperdine, Thursday. 18. BYU (18-1) beat Colorado State 91-47. Next: vs. Wyoming, Wednesday. 19. Temple (15-3) beat Massachusetts 7664. Next: vs. Xavier, Wednesday. 20. Georgia Tech (13-4) beat No. 12 North Carolina 73-71. Next: vs. No. 24 Clemson, Tuesday. 21. Mississippi (13-4) lost to No. 9 Tennessee 71-69, OT. Next: vs. South Carolina, Wednesday. 22. Baylor (14-2) beat Oklahoma State 8370. Next: at No. 3 Kansas, Wednesday. 23. Miami (15-2) at Virginia. Next: vs. Boston College, Tuesday. 24. Clemson (15-3) beat N.C. State 73-70. Next: at No. 20 Georgia Tech, Tuesday. 25. Florida State (14-4) beat Virginia Tech 63-58. Next: vs. No. 20 Georgia, Tech, Sunday, Jan. 24.
Women’s Top 25 Fared Saturday
1. Connecticut (16-0) vs. No. 3 Notre Dame. Next: at No. 7 Duke, Monday. 2. Stanford (15-1) beat Washington 66-51. Next: at Oregon State, Thursday. 3. Notre Dame (15-0) at No. 1 Connecticut. Next: at Louisville, Tuesday. 4. Tennessee (15-1) did not play. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Sunday. 5. Ohio State (18-1) did not play. Next: vs. Indiana, Sunday. 6. Georgia (16-1) did not play. Next: at Arkansas, Sunday. 7. Duke (15-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Connecticut, Monday. 8. Texas A&M (14-1) did not play. Next: at No. 13 Oklahoma, Sunday. 9. Baylor (14-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 11 Nebraska, Sunday. 10. North Carolina (13-3) did not play. Next: vs. Maryland, Sunday. 11. Nebraska (15-0) did not play. Next: at No. 9 Baylor, Sunday. 12. LSU (13-2) did not play. Next: at Mississippi, Sunday. 13. Oklahoma (11-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 8 Texas A&M, Sunday. 14. Xavier (12-3) beat La Salle 73-47. Next: vs. Saint Louis, Wednesday.
15. Oklahoma State (14-2) vs. Kansas State. Next: at No. 19 Texas, Wednesday. 16. Florida State (15-3) did not play. Next: vs. N.C. State, Sunday. 17. Wisconsin-Green Bay (16-0) beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 74-53. Next: at Loyola of Chicago, Thursday. 18. West Virginia (16-1) did not play. Next: at Pittsburgh, Sunday. 19. Texas (12-5) beat Texas Tech 95-90, OT. Next: vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State, Wednesday. 20. Michigan State (11-6) did not play. Next: at Penn State, Sunday. 21. Georgia Tech (15-3) did not play. Next: at Boston College, Sunday. 22. TCU (13-4) beat San Diego State 80-63. Next: at UNLV, Saturday. 23. Virginia (11-5) did not play. Next: at Virginia Tech, Monday. 24. Georgetown (15-2) beat Louisville 60-56. Next: at Cincinnati, Tuesday. 25. Miami (13-3) did not play. Next: at Wake Forest, Sunday.
Jaco van Zyl, South Africa 71-64-67 — 202 Hennie Otto, South Africa 67-66-69 — 202 James Kamte, South Africa 67-66-69 — 202 Danny Willett, England 65-67-70 — 202 Alex Haindl, South Africa 71-66-65 — 202 Alejandr Canizares, Spain 66-69-68 — 203 Paul Broadhurst, England 66-68-69 — 203 Neil Schietekat, South Africa 62-72-69— 203 Jbe’ Kruger, South Africa 63-69-71 — 203 Keith Horne, South Africa 68-65-70 — 203
Saturday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Qualifying Round (Winners advance to the main draw) Men
ACC standings All Times EDT W Virginia 2 Clemson 3 Duke 2 Wake Forest 2 Maryland 2 Ga. Tech 2 Florida St. 2 Va. Tech 1 N. Carolina 1 Miami 1 N.C. State 1 Boston Coll. 1
Conf. L 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
Pct. 1.000 .750 .667 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .333 .333 .250 .250
Overall W L 10 4 15 3 14 2 12 3 11 5 13 4 14 4 13 3 12 6 15 2 12 6 10 8
Pct. .714 .833 .875 .800 .688 .765 .777 .813 .667 .882 .667 .555
Saturday’s games Clemson 73, N.C. State 70 Georgia Tech 73, North Carolina 71 OT Maryland 73, Boston College 57 Florida State 63, Virginia Tech 58 Miami at Virginia, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Q. Which Oakland Raider quarterback was voted MVP of Super Bowl XV?
Sunday’s game Wake Forest at Duke, 8 p.m. (FSN)
Coastal Carolina 75, High Point 58 Gardner-Webb 92, VMI 84 Winthrop 56, Presbyterian 42 Radford at Charleston Southern, late UNC Asheville 74, Liberty 70
Monday’s game N.C. Central at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.
Tuesday’s games Clemson at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Longwood at Maryland, 8 p.m. Boston College at Miami, 9 p.m.
Thursday’s games Liberty at High Point, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. Winthrop at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m. VMI at Radford, 7 p.m.
Wednesday’s games Wake Forest at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Duke at N.C. State, 9 p.m. (Raycom/ WFMY, Ch. 2)
Big South women
Saturday’s games (Jan. 23) Boston College at Virginia Tech, 1:30 p.m. Virginia at Wake Forest, 4 p.m. N.C. State at Maryland, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Duke at Clemson, 9 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday’s game (Jan. 24) Georgia Tech at Florida State, 12 p.m.
Ga. Tech 73, UNC 71 (OT) FG FT Reb GT Min M-A M-A O-T Favors 19 3-5 1-2 1-4 Lawal 33 5-15 2-2 4-12 Bell 32 2-4 1-2 0-2 Shumpert 36 10-17 7-9 4-4 Udofia 20 1-5 0-0 3-5 Peacock 26 3-10 0-0 1-2 Oliver 15 3-6 0-0 1-3 Foreman 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 Sheehan 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 Rice Jr 12 1-3 0-0 1-3 Totals 200 28-65 11-15 15-36
A PF PTS 2 3 7 0 2 12 0 4 5 6 1 30 0 1 3 2 3 6 0 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 11 20 73
Percentages: FG .431, FT .733. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Shumpert 3-5, Oliver 2-5, Udofia 1-2, Bell 0-1). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 4 (Lawal 2, Rice Jr., Bell). Turnovers: 13 (Lawal 4, Peacock 3, Shumpert 3, Favors 2, Udofia). Steals: 11 (Shumpert 3, Rice Jr. 2, Lawal 2, Oliver, Udofia, Peacock, Favors). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb UNC Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Graves 30 6-13 7-8 2-7 3 1 24 Thompson 29 4-8 4-5 3-7 0 5 12 Davis 27 4-8 4-5 4-8 0 4 12 Ginyard 27 1-4 0-0 1-1 1 2 2 Drew II 30 1-8 0-0 1-7 9 3 2 TWear 21 3-7 0-0 3-4 0 0 6 Strickland 10 0-2 3-4 0-2 0 1 3 McDonald 14 2-6 2-2 1-3 1 1 8 Henson 9 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 DWear 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 22-58 20-24 17-41 14 17 71 Percentages: FG .379, FT .833. 3-Point Goals: 7-17, .412 (Graves 5-8, McDonald 2-4, Thompson 0-1, Drew II 0-1, Henson 0-1, Ginyard 0-2). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 7 (Davis 4, Thompson 3). Turnovers: 17 (Drew II 5, Henson 3, Thompson 2, Ginyard 2, Graves, Davis, D.Wear, McDonald, Strickland). Steals: 4 (Thompson 2, Drew II, Graves). Technical Fouls: None. Georgia Tech 42 31 — 73 North Carolina 28 43 — 71 A—20,704. Officials—Mike Wood, Roger Ayers, Ray Perone.
Clemson 73, N.C. State 70
FG FT CLEM Min M-A M-A Stitt 23 3-7 3-4 Smith 29 2-4 7-8 Potter 22 1-7 0-0 TBooker 34 9-16 2-3 Grant 29 4-4 3-5 Johnson 20 3-7 0-0 Young 27 3-6 0-1 Jennings 4 0-0 0-0 DBooker 11 1-1 2-2 Hill 1 0-1 0-0 Totals 200 26-53 17-23
Reb O-T A PF PTS 0-1 2 0 9 2-6 4 4 11 0-1 0 3 2 0-6 1 2 20 2-3 0 4 11 0-2 2 2 7 1-5 1 2 9 0-0 0 2 0 1-1 1 1 4 0-0 0 0 0 8-28 11 20 73
Percentages: FG .491, FT .739. 3-Point Goals: 4-17, .235 (Young 3-4, Johnson 1-4, T.Booker 0-1, Smith 0-1, Stitt 0-3, Potter 0-4). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 9 (Grant 3, Smith 2, T.Booker 2, Potter, Stitt). Turnovers: 11 (Young 3, Smith 2, Grant, Johnson, D.Booker, Potter, T.Booker, Stitt). Steals: 7 (Potter 2, T.Booker 2, Stitt, Smith, Grant). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb NCSU Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Gonzalez 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Degand 34 3-9 5-6 2-3 3 3 11 Wood 29 4-9 0-0 0-4 0 4 11 TSmith 37 5-10 6-10 2-9 0 3 16 Horner 13 0-2 2-2 0-0 2 1 2 Howell 26 5-12 3-4 5-12 1 3 13 Vandenberg 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Williams 14 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Davis 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Mays 31 4-9 8-8 0-0 3 2 17 Totals 200 21-54 24-3015-39 9 20 70 Percentages: FG .389, FT .800. 3-Point Goals: 4-21, .190 (Wood 3-8, Mays 1-5, Horner 0-1, Gonzalez 0-1, Howell 0-2, Degand 0-4). Team Rebounds: 9. Blocked Shots: 3 (T.Smith, Wood, Mays). Turnovers: 11 (Gonzalez 4, Degand 3, Mays 2, T.Smith 2). Steals: 5 (Degand 2, Mays 2, Wood). Technical Fouls: None. Clemson 45 28 — 73 N.C. State 28 42 — 70 A—17,984. Officials—Jamie Luckie, Ray Natili, Tim Kelly.
Maryland 73, Boston College 57
MARYLAND (11-5) Milbourne 5-8 3-5 13, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Hayes 3-7 0-0 7, Mosley 2-4 2-2 6, Vasquez 7-13 1-2 17, Bowie 6-13 2-2 15, Pearman 0-0 0-0 0, Tucker 5-6 1-1 14, Gregory 0-3 1-2 1, Padgett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-57 10-14 73. BOSTON COLLEGE (10-8) Raji 5-8 4-6 14, Trapani 3-9 2-4 9, Southern 1-3 0-0 2, Paris 0-2 0-0 0, Sanders 4-15 00 10, Jackson 3-10 3-4 11, Roche 1-3 0-0 3, Ravenel 1-1 0-0 2, Elmore 3-6 0-0 6, Dunn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-57 9-14 57. Halftime—Maryland 38-28. 3-Point Goals—Maryland 7-12 (Tucker 3-3, Vasquez 2-4, Bowie 1-2, Hayes 1-3), Boston College 6-17 (Sanders 2-5, Jackson 2-6, Roche 1-1, Trapani 1-4, Paris 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Maryland 28 (Milbourne, Mosley, Williams 6), Boston College 40 (Trapani 9). Assists—Maryland 17 (Vasquez 9), Boston College 15 (Jackson 5). Total Fouls—Maryland 18, Boston College 15. A—8,606.
Florida St. 63, Virginia Tech 58 VIRGINIA TECH (13-3) Allen 1-4 0-0 3, Davila 1-6 0-2 2, Bell 2-4 0-0 5, Hudson 7-14 2-3 19, Delaney 6-15 8-12 23, Raines 0-1 0-0 0, Green 0-1 0-0 0, Witcher 0-0 0-0 0, Boggs 0-2 0-0 0, Atkins 1-2 0-0 3, Thompson 1-6 1-4 3. Totals 19-55 11-21 58. FLORIDA ST. (14-4) Singleton 1-9 0-0 2, Reid 2-2 5-8 9, Alabi 4-7 5-5 13, Dulkys 4-8 3-4 13, Kitchen 2-7 710 11, Gibson 1-1 0-0 2, DeMercy 0-1 0-0 0, Loucks 1-3 0-0 3, Shannon 1-1 0-0 2, Snaer 2-5 3-4 8. Totals 18-44 23-31 63. Halftime—Florida St. 32-25. 3-Point Goals—Virginia Tech 9-22 (Hudson 3-6, Delaney 3-7, Atkins 1-2, Allen 1-2, Bell 1-3, Green 0-1, Boggs 0-1), Florida St. 4-17 (Dulkys 2-6, Loucks 1-2, Snaer 1-2, Kitchen 0-3, Singleton 0-4). Fouled Out—Bell. Rebounds—Virginia Tech 34 (Davila 9), Florida St. 40 (Alabi, Singleton 8). Assists—Virginia Tech 8 (Delaney 7), Florida St. 8 (Kitchen 3). Total Fouls—Virginia Tech 23, Florida St. 21. A—9,214.
All Times EDT W Gard.-Webb 4 High Point 4 Radford 3 Liberty 2 Coastal Caro. 1 Presbyterian 1 Charleston S. 1 Winthrop 1 UNC-Ashe. 1
Conf. L 1 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 6
Pct. .875 .714 .625 .571 .571 .571 .429 .286 .143 .143
Overall W L 17 3 9 7 10 8 9 8 9 10 8 9 5 12 5 12 5 11 3 16
Pct. .850 .563 .556 .529 .474 .471 .294 .313 .313 .158
Thursday’s results Charleston Southern 73, High Point 69 UNC Asheville 97, VMI 84 Radford 62, Coastal Carolina 52 Liberty 68, Gardner-Webb 57
Pct. .800 .800 .750 .667 .333 .333 .250 .250 .200
Overall W L 15 3 11 7 4 11 11 4 10 5 2 13 8 8 6 10 5 12
Pct. .833 .611 .267 .733 .667 .133 .500 .375 .294
Monday’s games UNC Asheville at Liberty, 7 p.m. Winthrop at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Radford, 7 p.m. Wingate at Charleston Southern, 7 p.m.
Coastal Carolina 75, High Point men 58 HPU Min Law 25 Daniels 22 Barbour 19 Cox 24 Harris 33 Singleton 18 Campbell 9 Morris 17 Simms 16 Bridges 17 Totals 200
FG FT Reb M-A M-A O-T 5-9 0-0 8-8 0-4 0-0 2-4 3-11 0-3 1-4 0-7 2-2 0-0 9-19 3-3 0-0 4-7 0-0 3-4 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-4 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 3-4 23-68 5-9 20-33
A PF PTS 0 4 10 1 4 0 0 4 8 2 3 2 0 3 25 1 2 8 2 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 7 25 58
Percentages: FG .338, FT .556. 3-Point Goals: 7-23, .304 (Harris 4-9, Barbour 2-7, Simms 1-1, Campbell 0-1, Law 0-1, Morris 0-1, Cox 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 3 (Barbour 2, Daniels). Turnovers: 12 (Cox 3, Barbour 2, Law 2, Singleton 2, Daniels, Harris, Morris). Steals: 7 (Singleton 3, Morris 2, Law, Barbour). Technical Fouls: None. FG FT Reb CCU Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Harris 32 3-7 4-4 4-15 0 1 10 Johnson 27 1-2 2-2 1-4 3 2 4 McLaurin 23 1-2 0-0 2-5 3 1 2 Edwards 35 9-12 8-11 2-4 0 2 28 Grnwd 27 4-6 2-4 0-1 5 3 10 Nieman 27 0-3 1-2 0-3 1 2 1 Moore 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Gray 24 7-14 6-13 2-2 0 3 20 Totals 200 25-46 23-36 13-39 12 14 75 Percentages: FG .543, FT .639. 3-Point Goals: 2-4, .500 (Edwards 2-2, Greenwood 0-1, Nieman 0-1). Team Rebounds: 4. Blocked Shots: 3 (McLaurin 3). Turnovers: 16 (Harris 4, Johnson 3, Edwards 3, Nieman 2, Greenwood 2, Gray, McLaurin). Steals: 4 (Gray 2, Greenwood, Nieman). Technical Fouls: None. High Point 16 42 — 58 Coastal Carolina39 36 — 75 A—1,052. Officials—Billy Dunlap, Tony Henderson, Forrest Sigler.
Howard 82, N. C. A&T 77
White 7-12 1-2 18, Thompson 9-15 12-15 33, Phillips 1-2 2-4 4, Collins 5-16 2-3 15, Kirkpatrick 2-2 0-2 4, Mukole 3-5 0-0 6, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Braimbridge 0-0 0-0 0, Riley 1-2 0-0 2, Lawrence 0-0 0-0 0, Prince 0-0 0-0 0, Cooper 0-1 0-0 0, DeCosta 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-55 17-26 82. N. CAROLINA A&T (5-12) Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Porter 2-2 4-8 8, Alston 915 1-3 19, Joshua 3-11 0-0 6, Simpson 5-10 0-0 15, Buck 0-1 0-2 0, Hill 3-9 2-2 9, Coleman 5-7 0-2 10, Witter 3-5 0-0 8, Upchurch 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 31-62 7-17 77. Halftime—Howard 49-37. 3-Point Goals— Howard 9-18 (White 3-5, Thompson 3-5, Collins 3-7, Mukole 0-1), N. Carolina A&T 8-28 (Simpson 5-9, Witter 2-3, Hill 1-5, Upchurch 0-1, Buck 0-1, Alston 0-3, Joshua 0-6). Fouled Out—Alston. Rebounds—Howard 33 (Thompson 7), N. Carolina A&T 36 (Joshua 9). Assists—Howard 10 (White 3), N. Carolina A&T 13 (Alston 5). Total Fouls—Howard 17, N. Carolina A&T 18. A—4,172. 11-;3;4-;5-
Winston-Salem 55, Coppin St. 42
COPPIN ST. (5-10)
Harper 2-6 0-0 4, Goldsberry 4-11 2-2 10, Hayden 1-5 0-0 3, Brown 4-15 2-3 13, Doughty 0-2 0-0 0, Jackson 1-1 1-2 3, Coleman 2-12 2-5 6, Reggins 0-2 0-0 0, Kucinskas 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 15-56 8-14 42. WINSTON-SALEM (5-9) Davis 2-6 5-8 9, Wells 2-6 1-2 5, Fisher 2-7 0-0 5, Carter 3-8 2-2 9, Morris 3-4 0-2 6, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Hobbs 2-4 0-0 4, Platt 1-2 1-2 3, Jackson 3-8 1-2 8, Monger 1-2 3-4 6, Alcius 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-50 13-22 55. Halftime—Winston-Salem 30-19. 3-Point Goals—Coppin St. 4-19 (Brown 3-10, Hayden 1-3, Reggins 0-1, Harper 0-2, Goldsberry 0-3), Winston-Salem 4-13 (Monger 1-1, Fisher 1-2, Carter 1-2, Jackson 1-4, Alcius 0-1, Hobbs 01, Wells 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Coppin St. 31 (Brown, Harper 5), WinstonSalem 47 (Davis 10). Assists—Coppin St. 7 (Goldsberry 5), Winston-Salem 12 (Carter 3). Total Fouls—Coppin St. 17, Winston-Salem 15. A—NA.
APP. ST. 72, UNCG 64 UNC-GREENSBORO (3-15)
Stywall 8-17 3-3 19, Brown 0-5 0-0 0, Randall 3-11 0-0 6, Toney 3-9 0-0 8, Evans 1-5 0-0 3, Sellers 2-2 0-0 4, Koivisto 3-9 2-2 11, VanDussen 1-2 0-0 2, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Cole 5-9 1-2 11. Totals 26-69 6-7 64. APPALACHIAN ST. (10-7) Hunter 2-5 1-3 5, Butts 4-7 1-3 9, Sims 713 4-4 21, Booth 3-6 5-6 12, Brand 1-7 5-6 8, Abraham 3-6 2-5 8, Healy 0-2 0-0 0, Wright 1-3 0-0 2, Highsmith 1-1 2-2 5, Williamson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-52 20-29 72. Halftime—Appalachian St. 32-31. 3-Point Goals—UNC-Greensboro 6-21 (Koivisto 3-8, Toney 2-7, Evans 1-2, Cole 0-1, VanDussen 0-1, Randall 0-2), Appalachian St. 6-19 (Sims 3-8, Highsmith 1-1, Booth 1-3, Brand 1-3, Wright 0-1, Abraham 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—UNC-Greensboro 33 (Stywall 12), Appalachian St. 46 (Butts 11). Assists—UNCGreensboro 13 (Koivisto, Randall 3), Appalachian St. 12 (Abraham 4). Total Fouls—UNCGreensboro 19, Appalachian St. 10. A—2,162. A—2,162.
Clemson 73, N.C. State 70 Coastal Carolina 75, High Point 58 Coll. of Charleston 90, Chattanooga 66 Delaware St. 77, Bethune-Cookman 60 E. Kentucky 79, SE Missouri 63 ETSU 73, Florida Gulf Coast 51 Florida St. 63, Virginia Tech 58 Furman 69, Georgia Southern 45 George Mason 82, James Madison 71 Georgia Tech 73, North Carolina 71 Houston 74, East Carolina 55 Howard 82, N. Carolina A&T 77 Jacksonville 82, Belmont 66 Kentucky 72, Auburn 67 Louisiana-Monroe 64, Denver 53 MVSU 80, Alcorn St. 70 Mississippi St. 72, Georgia 69 Morehead St. 73, E. Illinois 51 Nicholls St. 70, Stephen F.Austin 63 Norfolk St. 66, Hampton 50 Old Dominion 71, Drexel 48 Richmond 67, La Salle 63 Sam Houston St. 84, SE Louisiana 79 Tennessee 71, Mississippi 69, OT Texas Southern 74, Grambling St. 59 The Citadel 51, Samford 50 Va. Commonwealth 82, Georgia St. 69 Vanderbilt 89, South Carolina 79 Winston-Salem 55, Coppin St. 42 Winthrop 56, Presbyterian 42
FAR WEST Arizona 74, Oregon 60 Arizona St. 66, Oregon St. 57 BYU 91, Colorado St. 47 Kansas St. 87, Colorado 81 New Mexico 70, Wyoming 68 Washington 84, California 69 Washington St. 77, Stanford 73
GP 45 47 48 48 49 GP 47 46 47 46 46
Washington Atlanta Florida Tampa Bay Carolina
NBA Pct .711 .500 .410 .333 .077
GB — 8 111⁄2 141⁄2 241⁄2
Southeast Division W 26 26 20 19 13
L 13 14 18 19 26
Pct .667 .650 .526 .500 .333
GB — 1 ⁄2 511⁄2 6 ⁄2 13
Pct .732 .474 .432 .350 .342
GB — 101⁄2 121 15 ⁄2 151⁄2
Central Division W 30 18 16 14 13
Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Detroit
L 11 20 21 26 25
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W 26 24 22 21 20
Dallas San Antonio Houston New Orleans Memphis
L 13 14 18 18 18
Pct .667 .632 .550 .538 .526
GB — 111⁄2 4 ⁄2 5 51⁄2
Northwest Division Denver Portland Utah Oklahoma City Minnesota
W 25 25 22 21 8
L 14 16 17 18 33
Pct .641 .610 .564 .538 .195
GB — 1 3 4 18
Pct .775 .585 .447 .385 .289
GB — 71⁄2 131 15 ⁄2 19
Pacific Division L.A. Lakers Phoenix L.A. Clippers Sacramento Golden State
W 31 24 17 15 11
L 9 17 21 24 27
W 29 20 19 18 14
L OT Pts GF GA 12 6 64 177 133 19 7 47 144 152 20 8 46 135 147 18 10 46 120 139 25 7 35 115 157
GP Chicago 48 Nashville 48 Detroit 47 St. Louis 46 Columbus 50
W 33 29 24 20 18
L OT Pts GF GA 11 4 70 161 107 16 3 61 137 132 16 7 55 120 120 19 7 47 120 131 23 9 45 130 167
Colorado Calgary Vancouver Minnesota Edmonton
GP 48 48 47 48 47
San Jose Phoenix Los Angeles Dallas Anaheim
GP 49 48 48 48 48
W 27 26 27 24 16
L OT Pts GF GA 15 6 60 141 135 16 6 58 126 115 18 2 56 149 117 21 3 51 131 140 26 5 37 128 159
All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
Atlanta Orlando Miami Charlotte Washington
L OT Pts GF GA 11 5 63 125 103 16 8 54 122 116 21 4 50 124 129 21 4 50 129 147 24 9 41 130 170
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division
L 11 20 23 26 36
W 29 23 23 23 16
SOUTH Alabama A&M 60, Alabama St. 50 Alcorn St. 52, MVSU 51 Appalachian St. 72, UNC-Greensboro 57 Belmont 74, Jacksonville 53 Bethune-Cookman 70, Delaware St. 62 Campbell 61, Stetson 46 Chattanooga 68, W. Carolina 66 Coll. of Charleston 84, Davidson 78 Coppin St. 48, Winston-Salem 38 E. Illinois 62, Morehead St. 60 ETSU 88, Florida Gulf Coast 83 Elon 63, Furman 61 Gardner-Webb 58, Charleston So. 45 Georgia Southern 58, Wofford 56 Hampton 63, Norfolk St. 59, OT High Point 69, Winthrop 60 Jacksonville St. 63, Tenn.-Martin 55 Lamar 68, McNeese St. 65 Liberty 73, Presbyterian 27 Md.-Eastern Shore 47, Florida A&M 43 Mercer 60, Kennesaw St. 38 Middle Tennessee 92, Florida Atlantic 76 Morgan St. 82, S. Carolina St. 75 Murray St. 82, Tennessee Tech 72 N. Carolina A&T 79, Howard 69 North Florida 75, Lipscomb 64 Radford 61, UNC Asheville 50 SE Missouri 43, E. Kentucky 41 South Alabama 81, Troy 68 South Florida 73, Syracuse 64 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 75, Northwestern St. 66 Texas Southern 78, Grambling St. 72, OT
W 27 20 16 13 3
L OT Pts GF GA 13 1 65 131 101 18 1 61 155 133 18 7 51 120 125 20 3 49 140 132 19 8 48 124 144
Arkansas 71, Alabama 59 Baylor 83, Oklahoma St. 70 Lamar 79, McNeese St. 78 N.J. Tech 83, Houston Baptist 68 Oklahoma 66, Missouri 61 Texas 72, Texas A&M 67, OT Texas St. 76, Cent. Arkansas 74 Texas-Pan American 63, Chicago St. 42
Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey
W 32 30 22 23 20
Northeast Division Buffalo Boston Montreal Ottawa Toronto
Friday’s Games Charlotte 92, San Antonio 76 Philadelphia 98, Sacramento 86 Chicago 121, Washington 119,2OT Memphis 135, Minnesota 110 Atlanta 102, Phoenix 101 Detroit 110, New Orleans 104, OT Indiana 121, New Jersey 105 Toronto 112, New York 104 Dallas 99, Oklahoma City 98 Miami 115, Houston 106 Milwaukee 113, Golden State 104 L.A. Lakers 126, L.A. Clippers 86 Portland 102, Orlando 87
Saturday’s Games New Orleans 101, Indiana 96 Charlotte 125, Phoenix 99 Washington 96, Sacramento 86 New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Miami at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 9 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Sunday’s Games Dallas at Toronto, 12:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9 p.m.
Bobcats 125, Suns 99
3-Point Goals—Phoenix 8-23 (Richardson 3-4, Barbosa 3-5, Dragic 1-3, Nash 1-4, Clark 0-1, Dudley 0-2, Frye 0-4), Charlotte 10-15 (Jackson 4-6, Wallace 2-2, Felton 2-3, Diaw 1-1, Murray 1-2, Augustin 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Phoenix 49 (Stoudemire, Amundson 7), Charlotte 53 (Wallace 13). Assists—Phoenix 20 (Nash 5), Charlotte 28 (Jackson 8). Total Fouls—Phoenix 19, Charlotte 20. Technicals—Phoenix Coach Gentry.
Alabama St. 83, Alabama A&M 69 Appalachian St. 72, UNC Greensboro 64 Austin Peay 79, Tennessee St. 77 Campbell 81, Stetson 55
HOCKEY GP New Jersey 46 Pittsburgh 49 N.Y. Rangers47 Philadelphia 46 N.Y. Islanders47
Northeastern 79, UNC Wilmington 56 Pittsburgh 82, Louisville 77, OT Quinnipiac 80, Bryant 66 Rhode Island 85, Fordham 67 Siena 81, Fairfield 73 St. Francis, NY 60, Wagner 53 St. Francis, Pa. 54, Fairleigh Dickinson 52 Syracuse 72, West Virginia 71 Temple 76, Massachusetts 64 Towson 71, Delaware 68
3-Point Goals—New Orleans 4-15 (Stojakovic 1-2, Thornton 1-3, D.Brown 1-3, Posey 1-4, West 0-1, Paul 0-2), Indiana 6-29 (Granger 2-6, Murphy 2-7, Rush 1-3, Price 1-6, Watson 0-1, D.Jones 0-1, Dunleavy 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—New Orleans 60 (Okafor 12), Indiana 50 (Hibbert 10). Assists—New Orleans 18 (Paul 11), Indiana 17 (Watson 7). Total Fouls—New Orleans 20, Indiana 18. Technicals—Indiana Coach O’Brien.
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
EAST Albany, N.Y. 76, UMBC 69 Canisius 63, Manhattan 61, OT Cent. Connecticut St. 88, Sacred Heart 65 Cornell 74, Columbia 53 Hartford 56, New Hampshire 53 Holy Cross 82, Bucknell 69 Iona 64, Niagara 47 Lafayette 90, Navy 77 Maine 67, Stony Brook 61 Maryland 73, Boston College 57 Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 86, Long Island U.
1-4 0-0 3, Thornton 5-8 2-2 13, Collison 1-4 0-0 2, Songaila 3-7 2-2 8, Posey 1-4 2-2 5, Wright 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 39-91 19-23 101. INDIANA (96) Granger 4-13 2-2 12, Murphy 2-9 0-0 6, Hibbert 12-19 3-3 27, Watson 2-4 0-0 4, Rush 3-6 0-0 7, Dunleavy 2-8 4-7 8, Hansbrough 1-3 2-3 4, Price 5-13 1-1 12, D.Jones 7-12 2-2 16, S.Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-88 14-18 96. New Orleans 26 26 23 26 — 101 Indiana 25 23 20 28 — 96
MIDWEST Bradley 74, Missouri St. 56 Butler 91, Youngstown St. 61 Cincinnati 60, Notre Dame 58 Creighton 57, Wichita St. 56 IPFW 78, UMKC 69 IUPUI 74, Centenary 58 Iowa 67, Penn St. 64 Kansas 89, Texas Tech 63 Miami (Ohio) 79, Ohio 67 Michigan St. 73, Illinois 63 N. Illinois 77, E. Michigan 69 Northwestern 72, Purdue 64 Oakland, Mich. 99, S. Utah 53 Valparaiso 78, Cleveland St. 71 W. Michigan 70, Cent. Michigan 61 Xavier 78, Dayton 74
PHOENIX (99) Hill 1-4 1-2 3, Stoudemire 6-12 7-7 19, Frye 1-5 2-2 4, Nash 2-7 0-0 5, Richardson 3-8 0-0 9, Dudley 1-5 0-0 2, Lopez 6-10 2-4 14, Barbosa 6-14 2-2 17, Amundson 2-3 1-2 5, Dragic 2-6 4-4 9, Clark 5-9 2-2 12, Collins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-84 21-25 99. CHARLOTTE (125) Wallace 11-15 5-6 29, Diaw 2-5 4-4 9, Mohammed 5-11 1-1 11, Felton 4-6 0-0 10, Jackson 11-17 3-3 29, Brown 5-11 8-8 18, Diop 1-3 0-0 2, Augustin 1-4 1-2 3, Murray 3-10 0-0 7, Henderson 0-3 1-2 1, Graham 2-3 0-0 4, Law 1-3 0-1 2. Totals 46-91 23-27 125. Phoenix 22 25 30 22 — 99 Charlotte 43 31 31 20 — 125
All Times EDT W 7 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 1 1
Conf. L 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4
Radford 61, UNC Asheville 50 High Point 69, Winthrop 60 Liberty 73, Presbyterian 27 Gardner-Webb 58, Charleston Southern
Big South men Coastal Caro. Radford Charleston S. High Point Liberty Winthrop UNC-Ashe. Gard.-Webb VMI Presbyterian
Australian Open qualifying
Hornets 101, Pacers 96
NEW ORLEANS (101) Stojakovic 2-7 1-1 6, West 10-21 4-4 24, Okafor 6-15 2-6 14, Paul 8-19 6-6 22, D.Brown
W 31 27 27 20 21
L OT Pts GF GA 10 8 70 157 123 16 5 59 125 118 18 3 57 143 133 17 11 51 137 154 20 7 49 133 150
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Friday’s Games Washington 6, Toronto 1 Nashville 1, Calgary 0
Xavier Malisse (1), Belgium, def. Rik de Voest, South Africa, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5. Blaz Kavcic (12), Slovenia, def. Somdev Devvarman (27), India, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Dieter Kindlmann, Germany, def. Marsel Ilhan (24), Turkey, 7-5, 1-6, 11-9. Ricardo Hocevar, Brazil, def. Conor Niland, Ireland, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. Louk Sorensen, Ireland, def. Dan KingTurner, New Zealand, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. Michal Przysiezny, Poland, 7-5, 6-2. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, def. Joseph Sirianni, Australia, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Illya Marchenko (9), Ukraine, def. John Millman, Australia, 6-2, 6-1. Kevin Anderson (21), South Africa, def. Simon Stadler, Germany, 6-2, 6-4. Ivan Sergeyev, Ukraine, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr., United States, 7-6 (10), 6-3. Grega Zemlja (32), Slovenia, def. Steve Darcis (3), Belgium, 1-6, 6-3, 10-8. Donald Young, United States, def. Takao Suzuki, Japan, 7-6 (0), 7-6 (2). Stefan Koubek (15), Austria, def. Ryan Sweeting, United States, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 9-7. Antonio Veic, Croatia, def. Santiago Ventura (4), Spain, 6-2, 7-6 (0). David Guez (14), France, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (25), France, 6-1, 4-6, 9-7. Guillaume Rufin, France, def. Roberto Bautista-Agut, Spain, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Women Qualifying Round Zuzana Kucova, Slovakia, def. Julia Schruff (19), Germany, 6-4, 6-4. Regina Kulikova (2), Russia, def. Ksenia Pervak (17), Russia, 7-6 (3), 6-1. Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, def. Anna Floris, Italy, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer (1), Belgium, def. Lourdes Dominguez Lino (22), Spain, 6-0, 6-0. Renata Voracova (14), Czech Republic, def. Maria Elena Camerin (5), Italy, 7-6 (2), 0-6, 6-1. Valerie Tetreault (21), Canada, def. Masa Zec Peskiric (11), Slovenia, 6-3, 6-3. Kathrin Woerle (12), Germany, def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-2, 4-6, 9-7. Han Xinyun, China, def. Anastasia Pivovarova, Russia, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-4. Shenay Perry (3), United States, def. Vesna Manasieva, Russia (20), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Yvonne Meusburger (8), Austria, def. Bethanie Mattek-Sands, United States, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. Yuliana Fedak, Ukraine, def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4). Angelique Kerber (7), Germany, def. Michaella Krajicek (18), Netherlands, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.
Australian Open show court schedules
Monday At Melbourne Park Melbourne, Australia Play begins on all courts at 7 p.m. EST today Rod Laver Arena Maria Sharapova (14), Russia, vs. Maria Kirilenko, Russia Kim Clijsters (15), Belgium, vs. Valerie Tetreault, Canada Andy Murray (5), Britain, vs. Kevin Anderson, South Africa
Not Before 3 a.m. EST Monday Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, vs. Peter Luczak, Australia Jelena Dokic, Australia, vs. Alisa Kleybanova (27), Russia Hisense Arena Dinara Safina (2), Russia, vs. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia. Andy Roddick (7), United States, vs. Thiemo de Bakker, Netherlands. Juan Martin del Potro (4), vs. Michael Russell, United States. Justine Henin, Belgium, vs. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium.
Margaret Court Arena Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, vs. Alexandra Dulgheru, Romania Guillaume Rufin, France, vs. Bernard Tomic, Australia Elena Dementieva (5), Russia, vs. Vera Dushevina, Russia Jelena Jankovic (8), Serbia, vs. Monica Niculescu, Romania
Not Before 3:30 a.m. EST Monday
Dallas 3, Detroit 2, SO Los Angeles 4, Boston 3, SO Chicago 6, Columbus 5 Colorado 3, New Jersey 1 San Jose 4, Edmonton 2 Ottawa at Montreal, 7 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
Gael Monfils (12), France, vs. Matthew Ebden, Australia
Saturday At Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre Sydney, Australia Purse: Men, $424,250 (WT250); Women, $600,000 (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Championship
Sunday’s Games Chicago at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 3 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 8 p.m.
Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, def. Richard Gasquet, France, 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Doubles Men Championship
Daniel Nestor, Canada, and Nenad Zimonjic (1), Serbia, def. Ross Hutchins, Britain, and Jordan Kerr, Australia, 6-3, 7-6 (5).
PGA WTA Hobart International
Sony Open Friday At Waialae Country Club Honolulu Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,044; Par 70 Second Round Ryan Palmer Robert Allenby Chad Campbell Zach Johnson Steve Stricker John Merrick Jeff Quinney Shane Bertsch Troy Matteson Davis Love III Angel Cabrera Paul Goydos Michael Allen Tom Lehman Mark Wilson Roger Tambellini Stephen Ames Retief Goosen Rory Sabbatini Graham DeLaet Blake Adams Ricky Barnes Carl Pettersson Pat Perez Troy Merritt WC Liang Justin Rose Brian Gay Sean O’Hair Chris Tidland Chad Collins Marc Leishman Dean Wilson Tim Clark Jeff Klauk Omar Uresti Corey Pavin Nathan Green Bob Estes Webb Simpson Mark Calcavecchia Ben Curtis Charles Howell III Ernie Els David Toms Dustin Johnson Brian Davis Jeff Maggert Brian Stuard Kevin Johnson Tom Gillis Henrik Bjornstad Boo Weekley John Rollins Y.E. Yang Jonathan Byrd Woody Austin Bubba Watson Joe Ogilvie Ryuji Imada Nick O’Hern Jason Day Spencer Levin Ryuichi Oda Martin Flores Stewart Cink Briny Baird Jerod Turner David Lutterus Fredrik Jacobson K.J. Choi Vijay Singh Rich Barcelo Kevin Hayashi Jason Dufner Richard S. Johnson Jim Carter Kevin Na Alex Prugh
65-66 65-67 68-64 65-67 66-67 65-68 66-67 66-68 67-67 65-69 66-68 72-63 67-68 66-69 68-67 66-69 68-67 69-67 68-68 69-67 69-67 67-69 66-70 66-70 65-71 68-68 72-65 68-69 68-69 69-68 69-68 69-69 71-67 71-67 70-68 70-68 71-67 71-67 68-70 71-68 71-68 70-69 73-66 69-70 70-69 70-69 70-69 73-66 66-73 68-71 71-68 71-68 71-68 70-69 70-69 75-64 70-69 69-70 69-71 68-72 71-69 73-67 69-71 68-72 66-74 68-72 69-71 71-69 73-67 70-71 71-70 69-72 70-71 74-67 69-72 71-70 71-70 73-68 74-67
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PGA European Joburg Open Saturday At Royal Johannesburg and Kensington GC Johannesburg Purse: $1.89 million West Course: 7,119 yards, par-71 East Course: 7,592 yards, par-71 Third Round Charl Schwartzel, S. Africa 63-68-64 — 195 Darren Clarke, N. Ireland 63-69-67 — 199 Hendrik Buhrmann, S. Africa 68-64-69— 201
Saturday At The Domain Tennis Centre Hobart, Australia Purse: $220,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Championship Alona Bondarenko (4), Ukraine, def. Shahar Peer (2), Israel, 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles Championship Chuang Chia-jung, Taiwan, and Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, def. Chan Yung-jan, Taiwan, and Monica Niculescu, Romania, 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 tiebreak.
ATP at Auckland, New Zealand Saturday At ASB Bank Tennis Centre Auckland, New Zealand Purse: $407,250 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Championship John Isner, United States, def. Arnaud Clement, France, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2).
Doubles Championship Marcus Daniell, New Zealand, and Horia Tecau, Romania, def. Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, Brazil, 7-5, 6-4.
At Melbourne, Australia AAMI Classic Saturday At Kooyong Stadium Melbourne, Australia Purse: Exhibition Surface: Hard-Outdoor Championship
Fernando Verdasco, Spain, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France, 7-5, 6-3.
BASEBALL National League CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with RHP Nick Masset on a two-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Agreed to terms with RHP D.J. Carrasco on a minor league contract.
FOOTBALL National Football League WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Re-assigned linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti to defensive assistant. Named Lou Spanos linebackers coach.
HOCKEY National Hockey League NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Reassigned C Cal O’Reilly to Milwaukee (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned LW D.J. King to Peoria (AHL) on a conditioning assignment. Reassigned F Anthony Peluso from Peoria (AHL) to Bloomington (IHL).
COLLEGE CALIFORNIA—Named Jeff Genyk special teams coordinator and tight ends coach. GEORGIA SOUTHERN—Named Brent Davis offensive coordinator, Brent Pry defensive coordinator, C. Ray Gregory assistant offensive coach, Mitch Ware quarterbacks coach, Brett Gilliland assistant offensive coach and John Scott Jr. defensive line coach. MISSISSIPPI STATE—Named Manny Diaz defensive coordinator and linebackers coach and Chris Wilson defensive line coach.
---A. Jim Plunkett.
ADVENTURE, CALENDAR, TENNIS THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2010 www.hpe.com
Whammo, cold weather ducking time I
never understood what makes water run out of my nose when I’m cold. Cold weather means low humidity so it you’d think my nose would dry up. After all, your lips dry up and get chapped so you’d think your nose would too. I was so cold I dreaded wiping the drop of moisture that was forming but I figured it was wipe it off or grow an icicle. Part of being a duck hunter is subjecting yourself to abuse and today was about my limit. This was something we’d planned for all year and I wasn’t about to let a little cold get in my way. In fact, the whole venture had depended on cold. On County Line Road, in Davie County, there’s a haven for ducks. It’s the Hunting Creek Ducks Unlimited Refuge, purchased and maintained by DU to provide habitat for ducks. The name refuge describes it perfectly. In an ideal location, it provides a safe resting spot for breeding wood ducks as well as migrating water fowl. While you can’t hunt on the reserve, you can hunt on the edge and we were on the edge. My partner in hunting and fishing ventures, Billy Lagle, lives within a few miles of the reserve and had been watching it for a month. We figured that when the pond froze over, incoming ducks would be suckers to light in a wide spot on Hunting Creek, a largish creek that borders the preserve. When they came in… WHAMMO. We’d lugged a few dozen decoys up the creek from the road and placed them in our little spot. Now all we had to do was wait for a flight to scope out the frozen pond. We’d make a few calls to draw attention to our decoys, and… WHAMMO. We’d be in the ducks. We were not the only Einstein’s in the duck hunting business, however. About 8:30, we heard talking and looked up the creek. There were two guys in a canoe, and our decoys had their attention. “If they start to get nervous, be ready to shoot,” the one on the back said. I instantly got very nervous since it’s not illegal to shoot ducks on the water and we were only a few feet from some of
the decoys. I was thinking, if they shoot at our decoys, it might just be WHAMMO for us. “Hey, they’re not ducks, their decoys,” Billy yelled. Apparently he got nervous even faster than I did. The guys in the canoe SPORTS almost jumped out. They had no idea anyone was Dick within a mile and here was Jones a guy just a few feet away ■■■ yelling at them. Once they recovered, we all had a laugh. They hadn’t seen ducks; we hadn’t seen ducks. They paddled away shivering as much as us. While every well planned duck ambush doesn’t pay off, this cold snap we’re living through isn’t a bad time to be out there. This week, I talked to Adam Brooks, of Foul Hooked Guide Service, to see what’s happening on the Yadkin Chain. When I called on Saturday morning, I was surprised he was home. “I fought the ice all week and I thought I’d let everybody else have it today,” he chuckled. Brooks reported there are lots of ducks but they’re really skittish. “This late in the season most of the ducks have been shot at and they’ve learned where hunters like to set up. With as much ice as we have, the ducks have fewer options on where to land but the hunters also have fewer options on where to hunt. As new ducks come down, they don’t have first hand experience on where not to land, so odds can get better.” “We hunted three days this week and got some ducks but we didn’t have any great days,” Brooks reported. “We got some gadwall a couple of days and a few mallards another. We’re seeing a lot of ducks but they’re really cautious,” he reported. “We’re starting to see a lot of ringnecks so things might pick up.” Brooks explained that, when we have a major cold snap, the ducks travel
south but may not stay here long since the weather here is about the same as a couple of hundred miles north. “You can hit the jackpot if a big flock comes through on the day you’re hunting but they may not be there but one day.” That was exactly the scenario on the ill-fated hunt described above. That day on Hunting Creek, our resolve weakened after meeting up with the guys floating the creek. Since they hadn’t seen any ducks sitting on the creek, we reasoned that, perhaps, the ducks simply weren’t in the area. The fact that I hadn’t felt my feet or ears in a couple of hours reinforced that idea in my mind. I mentioned packing it in and finding someplace warm. Billy’s response was instant. “Man, I thought you’d never ask,” he mumbled through numbed lips. “Let’s pick up the decoys.” We left the shotguns on the bank and began to gather up our frozen decoys. It was so cold that the wet decoy bag could be shaped like a garbage can for us to toss the deeks into. We were almost finished when I heard the unmistakable sound of duck wings. As we looked up, a group of mallards circled us twice and then faded away over the tops of the trees. We were helpless. Running for the guns would have flared the ducks instantly, and they’d have been long gone by the time we picked a gun up. We watched in silence. Billy looked at me, sadly at first then morphing into a grin. He pointed with an icy, gloved finger at the spot where the mallards had disappeared and said, “WHAMMO.”
DICK JONES IS a freelance writer living in High Point. He writes about hunting, fishing, dogs, and shooting for several N.C. newspapers as well as magazines. He gives informative and humorous speeches for groups and can MC your outdoor event or help your church or youth organization with fundraising. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or offtheporchmedia.com
Belgians’ return bolsters competition Down Under MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – In her Grand Slam comeback, Kim Clijsters upset Serena Williams en route to claiming the U.S. Open title. Williams was really, really upset in that semifinal last September and it cost her the match and a record fine. Four months later, the return of another Belgian from a premature retirement has bolstered the field at the Australian Open and created a compelling women’s draw in the year’s first Grand Slam tournament. Justine Henin, who has won seven Grand Slam singles titles and quit in May 2008 while holding the No. 1 ranking, is only one tournament into her comeback, but is hoping to emulate Clijsters’ successful return to the majors. Again, Williams is the defending champion. While the men’s champion at Melbourne Park is widely expected to come from the group of top five players led by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – who’ve won the last three Australian titles – the list of women’s contenders is growing. Clijsters, a former world No. 1 who married U.S. basketball player Brian Lynch and gave birth to daughter Jada during two years away from tennis, has quickly regained her form. She has won two titles in five tournaments, including the upset of Williams. Upset being an understatement. It was a profanity-laced, finger-pointing tantrum directed at a line judge in a semifinal loss to Clijsters at the U.S. Open that cost Williams a record fine of $82,500. She also faces suspension from the U.S. Open if she has any serious outbursts at a major in the next two years. Williams, winner of 11 Grand Slam singles titles, doesn’t want to talk about that anymore, saying after her arrival in Australia that she’d discussed the outburst enough. After almost two months off, it was time to focus on tennis. “No matter what, I have to be at my best, because whenever I play these young ... ladies,” Williams said, “they’re always at their best.” Besides Clijsters and Henin – a seventime Grand Slam singles champion who retired in May 2008 while holding the No. 1 ranking – Williams also has Maria Sharapova to contend with this year. Sharapova won the 2008 Australian Open, but was unable to defend her title last year after right shoulder surgery kept her off the tour for almost 10 months. Then there’s the other Russians: second-seeded Dinara Safina, a three-time Grand Slam finalist who his returning from a back injury; third-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova, the reigning French Open champion; and 2008 Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva. Despite all the challengers aiming for her title, Williams considers her sister Venus, seeded sixth, her main competition.
Belgium’s Kim Clijsters hopes to have plenty to smile about in this year’s Australian Open, which starts today in Melbourne. Serena is 13-10 against her older sibling in WTA Tour matches, including victories last year in the finals at Wimbledon and the season-ending tour championship. When Serena Williams takes the court, however, the world’s No. 1 player believes she’s really only competing against herself. “You know, I don’t care who I play. Whenever I play someone they play their best,” she said this week en route to the Sydney International final. “So whoever I play, believe me, they’re going to play like No. 1 on that particular day against me for whatever reason.” Henin won the Australian title in 2004. She retired with an abdominal strain in the 2006 final, skipped the 2007 edition and then lost to Sharapova in the 2008 quarterfinals — her last major. Serena Williams, who has won three of the seven majors since then, missed a chance to play Henin this week. The 27year-old Belgian withdrew from the Sydney International with a thigh strain after losing the Brisbane final to Clijsters in her comeback tournament. Williams said the time off the tour actually might have helped Henin. “She’s been gone for just a little over a year, so you don’t lose that much form,” Williams said. “I know she quit while she was ahead, but she’s decided to come back. I think that’s a great thing for women’s tennis. “I don’t think anyone is surprised anymore with what Kim was able to do. And Justine, she’s had enough time to recover and have a break and come back. It hasn’t been too long.” The Belgians’ return has raised expectations for the women at Melbourne Park. “This is going to be one of the greatest events for women’s tennis,” Sharapova said. “The comebacks are great story lines. ... As far as rivalries, I’m sure we can create some this year.”
The rivalries in the men’s draw are already established. Federer finished his last match in Melbourne Park in tears after a five-set final loss to Nadal cost him a chance of equaling Pete Sampras’ record of 14 career Grand Slam singles titles. In the wake of that defeat, he married longtime girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec, returned to the No. 1 ranking, then won his first French Open title to equal Sampras’ mark and complete a career Grand Slam of all four majors. Then after adding to the record by outlasting Andy Roddick in the Wimbledon final 16-14 in the fifth set, he became the father of twin daughters. But just on the cusp of a third consecutive major, he was upset in the U.S. Open final by 6-foot-6 Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, ending the Swiss player’s run at five straight titles in New York. The win was a boost for del Potro, who displaced Andy Murray at No. 4 last week to ensure he’ll avoid the top three players at least until the semifinals at Melbourne Park. Federer didn’t count it as a real setback, either. “Last year, I had a problem at the start of the season with my back,” he said. “But I feel fine now because I have been practicing enough to feel confident of winning.” In 2009, Federer lost to Murray in Doha, Nadal in Melbourne and to Djokovic at Miami in March. Then as Nadal struggled with injury, Federer found his rhythm. “I got better and better as the season went on,” Federer said. “I was able to bounce back and was on a roll. I can do it again. That’s a good feeling to have.” Murray lost rankings points by not defending his Doha title this year, but said he felt more confident than ever of ending his major drought after winning three singles matches for Britain at the Hopman Cup. Right after that, he lost to Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the final of the international mixed-teams event. Federer complained of a sore right shoulder when he lost the Doha semifinals earlier this month to Nikolay Davydenko. But he has played down any injury concerns since arriving in Melbourne. Del Potro, meanwhile, withdrew from an exhibition tournament at Kooyong with a sore right wrist, casting doubt on his Open ambitions. Henin has been on the mend, practicing this week in Melbourne to give her sore left leg a work out. After the Brisbane final, she said she was exhausted, but encouraged by her efforts. She’d rallied from a set and a break down, then wasted two match points in a dramatic, seesawing encounter that Clijsters won 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (6). Clijsters agreed the Belgian pair “set the bar pretty high for ourselves for the rest of the year.” The Australian Open will be a good test of whether they are up to the challenge.
BASEBALL HITOMS CAMPS – The Thomasville HiToms and Athletic Republic are hosting a Speed/Arm Strength camp in January for high school and middle school kids. The eight-session program began Jan. 9 and continues on Tuesdays and Saturdays with twice-weekly workouts with an emphasis on quickness/explosion and core strength. The sessions will host just 12 student-athletes. For info or to register, visit http://www.hitoms.com or call 472-8667. PLAYERS NEEDED – Black Sox 11U traveling team is looking for a couple of players for the spring season. Players interested cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2010. Contact Todd at 963-2378 for info. 9U TRYOUTS – The Carolina Mustangs 9U traveling team will be holding open tryouts for the spring season on Jan. 24 from 2-4 p.m. at Fairgrove Ballfield in Thomasville, weather permitting. Players must not turn 10 before May 1, 2010. Player and parent must be dedicated to travel ball. For info, contact Stacey Hilbourn at 442-3906 or twiggyone2003@ yahoo.com.
BASKETBALL HIGH POINT STARS – Tryouts for boys 10-U, 11-U, 14-U and 15-U teams will be offered Jan. 30-31 at Be A Sport at 309 Etta Lane in Thomasville. Also, tryouts for girls 9-U, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U and 14-U teams will be offered on Feb. 6-7. A boys winter travel team for kids 9U/third grade is being offered. Call Aaron Grier at 991-0597 for info.
GOLF HIGH POINT GOLF ASSOCIATION – Annual meeting set for Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Women’s Club of High Point. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting will follow. HPGA membership costs $15 with an optional CGA membership costing another $15. Call Blair Park Golf Course at 883-3497 to confirm plans to attend or to get more information.
PONY LEAGUE BASEBALL/SOFTBALL HIGH POINT PONY BASEBALL/FASTPITCH SOFTBALL – Tryouts for players ages 4-19 start Jan. 30. Register in person at Covenant United Methodist Church on Jan. 30, Hartley Drive Family YMCA on Feb. 5, Oakview Recreation Center on Feb. 6 and Covenant United Methodist Church on Feb. 13. Visit the web at www.hppony. org.
TOM BERRY SPECIAL FUND WANT TO HELP? – Longtime High Point Enterprise sports writer and columnist Tom Berry, who died Aug. 30, left behind his wife, Sandy, and three daughters, Ashlyn, Rachel and Leah. The High Point Enterprise has established a fund – the Tom Berry Special Fund – at High Point Bank to assist the Berry family with medical bills and college funds. Contributions may be made to the Tom Berry Special Fund and mailed to High Point Bank, P.O. Box 2270, High Point, N.C. 27261. Contributions can also be brought to any High Point Bank branch.
TRACK AND FIELD WESLEYAN COACHING VACANCY – Varsity track and field head coach needed at Wesleyan Christian Academy for spring season. Contact Trojans athletic director Ricardo Viera at 688-7090 for info.
REPORTING ITEMS The High Point Enterprise publishes announcements in the Calendar free of charge. Send info to sportsroom@hpe. com, call 888-3556 or fax to 888-3504.
WEATHER 8D www.hpe.com SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2010 THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE
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ALBUQUERQUE . . . .55/26 ATLANTA . . . . . . . . .49/37 BOISE . . . . . . . . . . . .46/36 BOSTON . . . . . . . . . .38/31 CHARLESTON, SC . .65/42 CHARLESTON, WV . .38/35 CINCINNATI . . . . . . .41/30 CHICAGO . . . . . . . . .39/29 CLEVELAND . . . . . . .38/28 DALLAS . . . . . . . . . .63/43 DETROIT . . . . . . . . . .39/28 DENVER . . . . . . . . . .56/27 GREENSBORO . . . . .46/35 GRAND RAPIDS . . . .37/26 HOUSTON . . . . . . . . .66/48 HONOLULU . . . . . . . .80/68 KANSAS CITY . . . . . .44/29 NEW ORLEANS . . . .58/42
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LAS VEGAS . . . . . . .61/45 LOS ANGELES . . . . .64/51 MEMPHIS . . . . . . . . .51/39 MIAMI . . . . . . . . . . . .78/60 MINNEAPOLIS . . . . . .34/19 MYRTLE BEACH . . . .64/40 NEW YORK . . . . . . . .39/33 ORLANDO . . . . . . . . .73/52 PHOENIX . . . . . . . . . .68/47 PITTSBURGH . . . . . .40/30 PHILADELPHIA . . . . .40/38 PROVIDENCE . . . . . .40/32 SAN FRANCISCO . . .57/49 ST. LOUIS . . . . . . . . .44/32 SEATTLE . . . . . . . . . .51/45 TULSA . . . . . . . . . . . .60/33 WASHINGTON, DC . .38/35 WICHITA . . . . . . . . . .51/31
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87/72 38/30 81/54 58/45 41/18 62/54 71/42 32/28 92/67 68/54
COPENHAGEN . . . . .30/29 GENEVA . . . . . . . . . .42/36 GUANGZHOU . . . . . .69/51 GUATEMALA . . . . . .76/56 HANOI . . . . . . . . . . . .69/59 HONG KONG . . . . . . . .67/57 KABUL . . . . . . . . . . .58/24 LONDON . . . . . . . . . .44/36 MOSCOW . . . . . . . . . .7/-7 NASSAU . . . . . . . . . .79/67
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31/30 43/35 70/51 77/57 73/59 68/50 56/24 44/36 5/-7 74/67
PARIS . . . . . . . . . . . .44/34 ROME . . . . . . . . . . . .52/38 SAO PAULO . . . . . . .83/71 SEOUL . . . . . . . . . . .33/20 SINGAPORE . . . . . . .86/76 STOCKHOLM . . . . . . .26/23 SYDNEY . . . . . . . . . .80/65 TEHRAN . . . . . . . . . .57/43 TOKYO . . . . . . . . . . .47/34 ZURICH . . . . . . . . . . .40/30
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Lake and river levels are in feet. Change is over the past 24 hrs. Flood Pool Current Level Change High Rock Lake 655.2 650.8 0.0 Flood Stage Current Level Change Yadkin College 18.0 1.96 +0.01 Elkin 16.0 2.15 +0.04 Wilkesboro 14.0 2.99 +0.13 High Point 10.0 0.82 0.00 Ramseur 20.0 1.20 0.00 Moncure 20.0 14.51 0.00
Hi/Lo Wx 40/32 53/40 85/71 36/22 89/77 26/23 74/64 57/43 48/34 38/29
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Precipitation (Yesterday) 24 hours through 6 p.m. Month to Date . . . . . . . . Normal Month to Date . . Year to Date . . . . . . . . . Normal Year to Date . . . Record Precipitation . . .
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Around Our State Today
Temperatures (Yesterday) High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Normal High . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Normal Low . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Last Yearโs High . . . . . . . .26 Last Yearโs Low . . . . . . . . .13 Record High . . . . .71 in 1953 Record Low . . . . . .-1 in 1972