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Chambers Fabrics with a plant located at 1914 S. Elm St., has received incentives from the city.


HIGH POINT – One year after a policy debate about a measure to spark investment in inner-city areas, the discussion appears unlikely to resurface anytime soon among High Point leaders. Each City Council meeting agenda includes a pending item about revising the city’s economic incentives policy to “redirect” financial awards for economic development projects to core city areas and south High Point. But the council hasn’t broached the topic during any recent meetings. With the city facing an $8 million budget shortfall and other pressing matters, it appears to have slipped down the priorities list. “We need to get back to it, but I’m not sure it’s something that’s on the front burner,” said Councilman John Faircloth. “It would be a difficult time to do it right now, because of the economic situation and not knowing how soon we’re going to be fiscally stable again.” One of the options discussed last year would have lowered the amount of investment required by a business to be eligible for incentives in certain parts of the city. The idea was to raise the levels for north High Point – which has historically attracted more commercial development – and lower them for areas that have struggled to bring in businesses. This could steer economic development help to these areas, the thinking went. Despite the recession and budget deficit, some council members said they favor keeping the debate about revising the incentive


Proposals discussed by the High Point City Council last year called for lowering minimum capital investment requirements for businesses to be eligible for economic incentives in five inner-city neighborhoods to $50,000 for existing businesses and $60,000 for new companies. For north High Point companies, the levels would have risen to $5 million for existing companies and $25 million for new companies. The incentives policy also carries minimum job-creation requirements.

policy on the table. “There’s not necessarily a lot of business coming to High Point, so we haven’t really considered very many (incentive cases) in the last year-and-a-half or so because of what’s going on with the economy,” said Councilwoman Bernita Sims. “But moving forward, I think that is a viable way to do some of the proposed things that we’ve talked about in the core city. I think to redirect those funds to our inner city or what’s basically the core part of High Point is probably a very good way to incentivize reinvestment in that part of our community and the city.” One issue that has hovered over the debate in the past is making sure investment thresholds are high enough so that companies that get incentives create enough jobs and add enough to the tax base to justify the awards. Councilman Latimer Alexander pointed out that the city’s existing incentives policy has capital investment requirements for some core city areas – a minimum of $250,000 for an existing High Point company and $500,000 for a new company – that are lower than what is required in other parts of the city. “We already have a policy for some of those areas, and the levels of investment are relatively low,” he said. “The core city area, Southside and the Kivett Drive area, would all qualify there, and that’s a fairly low threshold. It’s going to be hard for somebody to have really much of anything other than just a oneman shop if it’s going to have investment levels of that size.”

HIGH POINT – While a revamped incentives policy might not be forthcoming anytime soon, city leaders said there is another option to lure investment to core city areas that soon should be on the table. A roughly $9 million loan portfolio of fed- | 888-3531


Some of the companies in the core city area that have had incentives authorized by the city include Southern Film Extruders and Chambers Fabrics. Thomas Built Buses had incentives authorized for its facility on Fairfield Road, which is not in the core city, but the company’s headquarters and its other plants are in the core city. Incentives were authorized for other companies in south High Point: Brayton International, Bindagraphics, Freud America, Future Foam, Transportation Systems Solutions and


Officials: ‘Master plan’ needed for City Project BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT – Among the things that the City Project needs in the future to further revitalization efforts in downtown High Point is a master plan for those efforts, according to officials. On its annual trip to a revitalized downtown area, Wendy Fuscoe, executive director of the City Project, said a master plan similar to the one that downtown Salisbury implemented nearly 10 years ago could attract future investors. “I think we need to be able to provide that to investors, so we

can show them where we hope to be in several years,” she said. “That’s what stuck with me the most (from the trip) is that we need a master plan.” Fuscoe and other city leaders toured downtown Salisbury on Friday and met with leaders from Downtown Salisbury Inc. Randall Hemann, executive director of DSI, said its master plan was developed to guide the growth and preservation of Salisbury’s downtown area. “When we talk about return tax base and where we get our most return from, your downtown is important because it’s a big chunk of your tax base,” Hemann said.

ed shops and spaces. The district was a great example of what High Point could do with empty factory space, said Aaron Clinard, chairman of City Project. Fuscoe said the group takes the annual trips to brainstorm and gain new insight on reviving a downtown area. In 2008, the group toured downtown Greenville, S.C. “We take these trips to look at downtowns that have successful uses,” Fuscoe said. “Salistion facilities which have been bury is a different downtown, but renovated for mixed-use purpos- I think some of their principles can translate to High Point as es. The buildings now house a small well.” live-performance theatre, several art galleries and other | 888-3617 The group toured the Lee Street Warehouse District, a group of buildings once used for Coca-Cola bottling plants or textile produc-

City leaders met with leaders from Downtown Salisbury Inc. on Friday.

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Southern Film Extruders, with a plant at 2319 English Road, has received economic incentives from the city.

Drop off answer blanks at The High Point Enterprise office between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each weekday, or mail the blank to History Quiz, The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261, or fax the blank to 8888-3644. To be eligible for the prize, this coupon must arrive at the Enterprise by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 2.


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As it has for the last few years, The High Point Enterprise again is publishing tidbits of history provided by Glenn R. Chavis daily except Sundays through February and into early March. And again this year, Chavis and the Enterprise are providing a contest to accompany listing of streets in the black community and who lived on them – including those who owned property and had telephones – in 1949, as recorded in a city of

eral funds is expected to be available specifically to help businesses that want to invest in the core city. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds will take the form of low-interest loans. “It’s for people who want to open a business or expand in the core city,” said City Manager Strib Boynton. “It’s pretty open-ended. They’re going to have to be qualified. We’re not giving money away. They’ll be screened by a committee of people from banks and the city.” The city’s incentives program generally focuses on manufacturing and distribution facilities, office complexes and other large-scale projects. Officials said smaller projects like retail and service establishments, such as restaurants, are more apt to come to the core city. “From my standpoint, our incentive program has worked very well in growing employment and the tax base in High Point in the last decade,” Boynton said. “It’s worked exceedingly well. It’s delivered everything we wanted it to. Some revisions are prob-

High Point report in 1950. A coupon will be published in the Enterprise each Sunday in February with blanks for filling in the answer’s to the week’s questions. Answers can be found in tlhe Black History Month Quiz information published on this page Monday-throughSaturday. Simply fill out the coupon, clip it and get it to the Enterprise (e-mail, fax, mail or carried in) by the date listed at the bottom of the coupon. There were no winners for the week of Feb. 7-13.

FAYETTEVILLE – A month after its formation, a task force continues to try to solve a series of rapes in the area. Task force members say they have pored over every burglary and assault case in the past year trying to find similarities to the assaults that were reported between June and January. They’ve sent evidence for testing to the State Bureau of Investigation. “The SBI has completed testing of some evidence

and provided results,” an SBI spokeswoman said in an e-mail Friday. She did not disclose the results or say what evidence has been tested. Earlier this month, Fort Bragg police charged Spc. Aaron Pernell, 22, with two burglaries and a rape that occurred in military housing on Fort Bragg. Fayetteville police called Pernell a “person of interest” in the six rapes and an attempted sexual assault that happened in the city. No charges have been filed in those cases. Pernell was charged in



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September with breaking into a home off Cliffdale Road. A woman was home with her child at the time. Pernell was released from jail a month later, after posting bond. The task force is meeting each day to review the rape cases, said Fayetteville police Capt. Mark Bridgeman, the designated spokesman for the task force. “These cases are being vigorously investigated,” he said. But Bridgeman would not say whether Pernell still is considered a per- | 888-3531


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ably appropriate. We’ve tweaked it three or four times over those 10 years to make it more beneficial for people wanting to invest in the central and south side of High Point.” The current incentives policy has different capital investment requirements for existing and new companies based on geographic areas. In five targeted neighborhoods – Macedonia, Washington Drive, E. Green Drive, Five Points and West End – the minimum is $250,000 for an existing company and $500,000 for a new company. That compares to $1 million and $4 million for south High Point and $2 million and $17.5 million for north High Point. “We’ve tweaked it so that the investment dollars a business has to kick in are higher on the north side of town and significantly lower in the core city and south side, and it’s worked very well,” Boynton said. “The dollars are going to be limited in the future during this recession.”



son of interest, how many tips police have received, whether there is a suspect or if police still are searching for anyone. “We have the resolve to work this case to conclusion,” Bridgeman said. “That’s why we’re very guarded (with details). We want to keep in mind that these types of crimes are very personal and horrific to victims.” Between June and January, six women between the ages of 20 and 57 – all living in apartments or condominiums – reported that they had been raped.

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Paddy Power, the largest bookmaker in Ireland, announced a series of odds Thursday for wagers on key phrases Woods was likely to utter during Friday’s statement he read from PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The favorite: “I regret the hurt I’ve caused,” which opened with 7-2 odds. The longest odds, at 500-1, was that Woods would channel his in-

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New evidence re-energizes investigation of 1990 murder MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

Saying new evidence has surfaced, police are intensifying their investigation into the 1990 killing of women’s rights activist Kim Thomas – one of Charlotte’s most enduring crime mysteries. Police announced their new efforts Wednesday, nearly 20 years after Thomas – a new mother and the wife of a doctor – was found handcuffed and dead on her dining room floor. Two cold case detectives have been assigned to the

case and are “conducting additional interviews of witnesses and/or suspects,� according to a statement by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Police won’t say what new evidence has surfaced, but the move by investigators comes nearly two years after the department said it was using the latest “touch DNA� technology on evidence collected in the case. In “touch DNA� testing, forensic scientists scrape clothing and other evidence for skin cells left by someone who may have briefly touched the items.

The genetic material extracted can help identify a suspect. Police departments around the country have used the technology since 2007. In addition, CMPD periodically runs DNA evidence through a national database that is regularly updated in a search for matches. Thomas, a leader in Charlotte’s National Organization for Women and an advocate for battered women, was stabbed to death in her southeast Charlotte home on July 27, 1990. The killer handcuffed her, chased her through

the house and slashed her more than 20 times, leaving her bleeding on the dining room floor. Through it all, her 10month-old son, Elliot, lay in his crib, unharmed. Police charged Thomas’ husband, Dr. Ed Friedland, with murder four years after the crime, but the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. Court papers that were unsealed in 2003 spoke of Friedland’s two-year affair and a troubled marriage he didn’t think he could escape without a hefty divorce bill.

Pennybyrn starts care campaign ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT

HIGH POINT – Pennybyrn at Maryfield will kickoff the 2010 Campaign for Charitable Care on Monday with a goal of $300,000. The annual campaign helps to offset the cost of care for those residents in the health care households and the skilled nursing facility who do not have the financial resources needed for their care. The charitable effort is in keeping with the 63-year-old mission of the founders of Maryfield, the Sisters

of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, which included the care for the sick and elderly, regardless of their financial ability, according to Dr. Frank Houston of Greensboro, a campaign co-chairman. High Point businessman Tim Ilderton is the other campaign cochairman. The chairmen will supervise a number of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem volunteers who will help solicit contributions from individuals and corporations. In 2008, more than $1.5 million

in resident care was underwritten by Pennybyrn at Maryfield. One need to address is the financial gap between Medicaid coverage and the actual cost of medical care here. Pennybyrn at Maryfield is a full continuing care retirement community with independent and assisted living facilities. The campus includes six health care households surrounding a town square. Each household has a front porch, a parlor, a den, a kitchen, a patio and a charm all its own.

Bellamy: Mayor’s comments played role in retirement MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

GREENSBORO – Police Chief Tim Bellamy said Friday his decision to retire in July was influenced by Bill Knight’s election as mayor, and he defended his tenure as police chief, saying the city is safer. “His comments about my race, it hurt as a person and as a police professional,� Bellamy, 50, said

School secretary accused of embezzlement GREENVILLE (AP) – A North Carolina secretary has been charged with taking more than $2,000 from Pitt County Schools. Officials say 27-year-old Adrienne Yvonnia Collier was released from the Pitt County jail Friday morning on $5,000 bail. A phone listing for Collier could not be found and a jail officer did not know whether she has an attorney. Investigators say she had worked with the school system less than a year.

Friday. “Comments like that did play a role in my decision.� While on the campaign trail last September, Knight said he believed former police Chief Robert White and Bellamy, both black, were hired because of their race. On Friday, Knight declined to comment, saying, “I congratulate (Bellamy) for his work with

the City of Greensboro, and I wish him well in his retirement.� Bellamy said if Knight felt there were problems with the police department, he wanted a reason other than race. “Explain to me what it is I’m not doing to make Greensboro safer,� Bellamy said. Bellamy said other candidates running for the

City Council met with him to learn about his job and the duties of the police department. Bellamy said such a meeting never happened with Knight.


Family Court judge assigned to Sanford divorce case peared for five days last summer, telling his staff he was walking along the Appalachian Trail. He returned to admit he was in Argentina where he was having an affair. Jenny Sanford, who said she found out about the affair in January of last year, later moved out of the Governor’s Mansion in Columbia and is living with the couple’s four sons at their beachside home on Sullivans Island. She filed for divorce in December on the grounds of adultery.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Family Court Judge Jocelyn Cate of Charleston was assigned Friday to preside over the hearing ending the marriage of Gov. Mark Sanford and his wife Jenny – the first time a sitting South Carolina governor has divorced. A court roster published Friday shows Cate, who has served on the family court bench for eight years, will preside over the final divorce hearing set for Feb. 26. Mark Sanford disap-

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Iran: VOA, BBC arms of US, UK spy agencies TEHRAN, Iran â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s police chief on Saturday accused the Voice of America and the BBC of being the arms of U.S. and British intelligence agencies, and warned of severe repercussions for journalists and activists caught having contacts with them, state media reported. Gen. Ismail Ahmadi Moghaddam was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying opposition activists have cooperated with the BBC and the Voice of America â&#x20AC;&#x153;with the aim of weakening and overthrowing the (ruling) system.â&#x20AC;?

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Hamas: Assassinated leader put himself at risk GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Hamas leader assassinated during a visit to Dubai last month exposed himself to attack when he breached security protocol by talking about his trip over the phone and making hotel reservations on the Internet, the militant Islamic group said Saturday. The methodical stalking and killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a luxury hotel room â&#x20AC;&#x201C; widely blamed on Israelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mossad spy agency â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has put Hamas on the defensive over purported security lapses.

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Key Sunni group boycott deals setback to Iraq vote BAGHDAD (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A top Sunni Arab lawmaker banned from running in Iraqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s March 7 election withdrew his entire party from the campaign Saturday and called on other groups to join the boycott, a move that threatened to undermine the credibility of the vote and raise sectarian tensions. In announcing his de-

cision, Saleh al-Mutlaq seized on U.S. concerns about Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s influence in the political process, an allegation likely to resonate with a Sunni community that is historically suspicious of the intentions in Iraq of Tehranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clerical rulers. Al-Mutlaqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Dialogue Front has 11 seats in the outgoing legislature, the second-

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A man is helped while trying to cross a flooded street in Funchal, the Madeira Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital, Saturday. Heavy rain caused flash floods all around the Portuguese island.

MADRID (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Flooding and landslides swept away cars and knocked down houses as a violent storm killed at least 32 people Saturday on the Portuguese island of Madeira, a news agency reported. The Lusa agency quoted the vice president of the Madeira regional government, Joao Cunha e Silva, as saying another 68 people have been hospitalized in the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main city, Funchal. Madeira is the main island of a Portuguese archipelago of the same name, in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa.

Floods tore down houses as the storm hit early Saturday. Roads were blocked by fallen trees and rocks carried by flood waters, and some bridges were also downed, Lusa said. Phone lines were knocked out, forcing emergency rescue services to appeal over local radio stations for off-duty doctors and nurses to report for duty. Local authorities called in employees to operate heavy machinery like bulldozers to clear roads and remove debris. People in low-lying areas of Funchal fled as flood waters rose, Lusa said.

All Haitian â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;orphansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Baptists had parents PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There is not one orphan among the 33 children that a U.S. Baptist group tried to take from Haiti in a do-it-yourself rescue mission following a devastating earthquake, The Associated Press has determined. In a visit Saturday to the rubble-riddled Citron slum where 13 of the children lived, parents who gave their children away confirmed that each one of the youngsters had living parents. Their testimony echoed that of parents in the mountain town of Callabas, outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, who told the AP on Feb. 3 that desperation and blind faith led them to hand over 20 children to the religious Americans who promised them a better life. Now the Citron parents worry they may never see their children again. One mother who gave up all four of her children is locked in a trance-like state but sometimes erupts into fits of hysteria.

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Worker killed in crash was a loyal family man AUSTIN, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The family of a longtime Internal Revenue Service employee killed when a pilot harboring an anti-IRS grudge flew his plane into his office remembered the Vietnam veteran Saturday as a devoted family man who likely would have tried to save his coworkers from the burning building before escaping himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was full of life. Probably the best teacher I had

in my life,â&#x20AC;? Ken Hunter said of his father, 68-yearold Vernon Hunter. The elder Hunter had been missing and presumed dead since Thursday, when software engineer Andrew Joseph Stack III slammed his plane into the Austin building where Hunter worked as a manager for the IRS. The crash caused a large fireball that destroyed much of the hulking glass building where Hunterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

wife, Valerie, also worked as an IRS employee. She was not wounded. Hunter was the only person besides Stack to die in the attack, and authorities officially notified the family they had identified his remains on Saturday, said Larry McDonald, a family friend and deacon at their church. Stack, 53, apparently targeted the lower floors of the building that houses IRS offices.


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Obama: Health meeting a test of problem-solving WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; President Barack Obama said Saturday the health care meeting heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holding next week with Democratic and Republican lawmakers will test their ability to solve not just this problem, but other problems, too. Republicans said lawmakers must scrap current proposals and start over, lest the meeting turn into a charade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After debating this issue exhaustively for a year, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s move forward together,â&#x20AC;? Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address.

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NASA: Weather iffy for space shuttle Endeavourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Space shuttle Endeavour aimed for a landing back at NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spaceport tonight, but rainy and cloudy weather threatened to delay the astronautsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homecoming. Endeavour and its crew

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Report: Avandia maker knew of cardiac risks NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Senate report said Saturday drug maker GlaxoSmithKline knew of possible heart attack risks tied to Avandia, its diabetes medication, years before such evidence became public. Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Chuck Grassley, the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranking Republican, released the report, which follows a two-year inquiry, on Saturday.

Man guilty in Spelman studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death ATLANTA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A jury has convicted a 22-year-old man of murder in the shooting death of a Georgia college student. Devonni Benton was also found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault Saturday in the September killing of Spelman College sophomore Jasmine Lynn. Prosecutors say Benton was in a fight outside a Clark Atlanta University dorm and fired at least six shots into the crowd, killing the Kansas City, Mo., native.

NAACP elects Brock as youngest chairman NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The NAACP elected a health care executive as its youngest board chairman Saturday, continuing a youth movement for the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest civil rights organization. Roslyn M. Brock, 44, was chosen to succeed Julian Bond. She had been vice chairman since 2001 and a member of the NAACP for 25 years. Brock works for Bon Secours Health Systems in Maryland as vice president for advocacy and government relations.


HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Paterson launched his campaign for a full four-year term as governor Saturday with a combative campaign speech that mocked recent reports about his job performance and personal life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After all you have heard, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one rumor I will confirm: I am running for governor this year,â&#x20AC;? Paterson said to a crowd of about 400 at Hofstra University. AP â&#x20AC;&#x153;They havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t knocked New York Gov. David Paterson (right) and his wife Michelle kick off his election campaign with an event at Hof- us down yet, and they never will.â&#x20AC;? stra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Saturday.

Republican 2012 hopefuls crowd town they love to hate WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Republicans who may want President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job flocked to the town they love to hate this weekend and repeatedly ripped into the Democrat, an early tryout of sorts for the GOP nomination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Barack Obama has created at least three jobs that I know of: Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie and Scott Brown,â&#x20AC;? former House speaker Newt Gingrich told a fawning crowd Saturday. He predicted Republicans would take back control of Congress this fall and added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll elect a new president in 2012.â&#x20AC;? Possible GOP contenders used two national platforms to promote their credentials and test their strength in an incredibly fluid field a full

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Top US commander sees progress PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The U.S. commander overseeing troops in Iraq and Afghanistan said Saturday the military is on pace in its plans to shift away from a combat mission in Iraq, but he warned casualties will worsen in Afghanistan.

Army Gen. David Petraeus said in a speech at Princeton University that the U.S. finally is getting enough troops, diplomats and organizational structure to be able to keep extremist groups from taking over in Afghanistan again.


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Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods after making a statement at the Sawgrass Players Club, Friday, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Tiger Woods says he’ll turn to Buddhism for help MIAMI, Fla. (AP) – In the theater of American public apologies, it’s common for celebrities to invoke their faith. Disgraced golf superstar Tiger Woods did it Friday, in fact, with a twist. He cited the role of Buddhism in his life – and will look to it to help him

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GUILFORD COUNTY – Guilford County residents are among the more healthy people in North Carolina, according to a new national report. The County Health Rankings report released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show Guilford County as 10th for health outcomes and 17th for health factors, which include health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment. “In the big scheme of things, I am pleased to see our county ranks as one of the more healthful in the state. However, we are not perfect, and there is still work to be done,” said Guilford County Health Director Merle Green. Across North Carolina, the report ranked Wake County first and Orange County second. Among Triad counties, Forsyth ranked 20th, Davidson 41st, Randolph 13th, Alamance 26th and Rockingham 71st. Some of the data used were drawn from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2000 Census and the American Community Survey, 2005-07. “Using much of this same data, as well as locally collected data, we are now working on developing community action plans for the priority focus areas identified through the assessment: healthy birth outcomes; healthy sexuality; healthy homes; and healthy lifestyles,” said Dr. Mark Smith, epidemiologist for the health department. The report is the first to rank the overall health of counties in all 50 states – more than 3,000 total – by using a standard formula to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. Among health factors, Guilford County ranked 20th in health behavior, 12th in clinical care, 27th in social and economic factors and 78th in physical environment. Researchers considered health factors ranging from rates of adult smoking, adult obesity, binge drinking and teenage pregnancy to the number of uninsured adults, availability of primary care providers and preventable hospital stays. | 888-3626


The County Health Ranking report listed all 100 North Carolina counties. Top Ten in Health Outcomes: Wake, Orange, Union, Chatham, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Dare, Watauga, Cabarrus and Guilford. Guilford County: The report is available at www. For more information visit and click on health statistics.


Visitors examine hundreds of blank fishing rods at the Custom Rod building show at Showplace.

Tracy Collum, associate dean in the Evening Degree Program at High Point University, was recently elected as vice president of the North Carolina Adult Education Association. Collum, who previously served as a board member for the 2008-09 term, will be developing a new Web site for the upcoming term year to help kick start the group’s membership campaign, and increase the statewide visibility for the association.


HIGH POINT – The promise of custom fishing rods, reels and seminars about rod building lured, if you will, brothers Rich and Ken Geyer from Long Island, N.Y. to High Point on Saturday. Professed avid fishermen, the two had spent about $300 at the International Custom Rod Building Exposition about three hours after it opened at Showplace at 9 a.m. “It’s our first time to the show, and so far so good,” said Rich Geyer. “We’re avid fishermen, so my brother and I thought we would drive down and spend a couple hundred dollars. We’ve seen a lot of our friends from Long Island here.” Rod supply vendors from across the country set up shop at the event, held in High Point for the fourth year, giv-

ing participants the chance to build and customize their own fishing rods. Educational seminars about the sport and custom rod building also are offered at the ICRBE, which is considered the be the largest custom rod building exposition in the world. It ends today at 5 p.m. Tom Kirkman, a High Point native who organizes the event, said this year’s show was drawing participants from across the country and across the world. “We’ve got people here from all over the U.S., but we’ve also got some people from Italy and Brazil,” he said. “It’s a good crowd. You never know what to expect in times of a recession, but so far it’s worked out for us.” The variety of vendors brought Mike Barkley to High Point from Southgate, Mich. Barkley said he also comes to the show to see

a network of friends and fellow fishermen he has met through the ICRBE. “I’m an avid rod builder,” he said. “This is just the place for it. Most guys consider this to be the Walt Disney World or the Super Bowl of custom rod building. I buy a lot of stuff here.” Bill Batson, CEO of Batson Enterprises, a wholesale rod supply company, said his company had a presence at the show every year. “This is without a doubt the largest custom rod building show in the world,” he said. “It’s been well promoted. It’s good exposure for us.” The High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau estimated the event to book 500 hotel room nights and have a $440,805 economic impact on the city.

HIGH POINT – While the 2009 tax season is well under way, the 2010 tax season may operate a little differently when it rolls around next year. The IRS has released a six-month study on the future regulation of tax preparers, based around a law that’s scheduled to take effect in 2011. The law will require tax preparers to be registered through the IRS. Currently, any person may prepare a federal tax return for any other person for a fee with no training required. The study includes

data and predictions on how the changes me affect individuals who use tax return preparers as well. Mark Hanson, spokesperson for the IRS, said some details of the law were still being ironed out, but the fact that taxpayers will have to use a certified preparer next year is all for their benefit, he said. “Basically, the IRS has determined that we want to help taxpayers know they are going to get trustworthy and reliable service,” he said. “(Federal income tax returns) are one of the most important financial transactions a taxpayer will make in any given year.”


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Tax preparers face new rules BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

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The registration system is currently scheduled to launch Sept. 1, and all tax preparers would have to be registered by Jan. 1. But those dates could change, Hanson said. He said the registration process will include several elements. “There are several processes to this,” he said. “There’s registration, which (preparers) can do online. We’re also looking at a test element to make sure tax preparers are capable of their job. There also may be a continuing education element.” Mention of the law has stirred some frequently asked questions to the IRS, such as

whether a company’s employee can prepare its tax returns. Under the law, employees can continue to prepare their companies tax returns without registering with the IRS. As soon as details and dates are finalized, the information will be released on the IRS Web site, he said. If you’re a taxpayer who wants to see your return change or improve next year as well based on what you received this year, it’s also a good time to resubmit your W-4 form with the appropriate changes, he said. | 888-3617

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Nancy Jo Cruthis Morgan ARCHDALE – Mrs. Nancy Jo Cruthis Morgan, age 70, of 2383 Coltrane Mill Road, died Friday, February 19th in High Point Regional Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past three years. A native and lifelong resident of this area, Mrs. Morgan was born December 27, 1939 in Guilford County a daughter to the late Joseph Lee Cruthis and the late Lillie Leonard Cruthis. She was a homemaker and retired farmer who enjoyed playing the piano and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. On September 21st, 1957 she married Glenn Morgan who survives of the home. Also surviving are three sons, Michael Morgan and his wife Malinda of Archdale, Barry Morgan and his wife Yvonne of Wallburg and David Morgan and his wife Angie of Greensboro; five grandchildren, Scott Morgan of High Point, Kelly Campbell and her husband Anthony of Archdale, Jessica Morgan of Wallburg and Tyler & Madison Morgan both of Greensboro; two great-grandchildren, Landon Hedgecock and Kayla Morgan. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday in Pinegrove Baptist Church with the Reverend Jeff Wood, Reverend Buddy Fox and Reverend Billy McDaniels officiating. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 pm until 8 pm Monday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale and other times at the residence. Pallbearers will be Scott Morgan, Marty Pitts, Gerald Leonard, Anthony Campbell, Conrad Cruthis and Paul Leonard, Jr. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. In memory of Nancy, the family request memorials are directed to National Kidney Foundation, 5950 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. Online condolences can be made to Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

Jamaya Page HIGH POINT – Funeral services for Little Jamaya Page will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Haizlip Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery.

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CHAPEL HILL – UNC system President Erskine Bowles was still on message Friday, a day after he returned from Washington where he was named co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s new deficit commission. “The deficit is like a cancer that’s growing and it’s going to destroy us from within,” Bowles said. Bowles, a Democrat, will co-chair the bi-partisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with

While serving as President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, Bowles helped broker the 1997 budget agreement with Republicans. former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming. Obama has asked the commission to come up with recommendations to help reel in the federal deficit. The commission’s report is due on the president’s desk by Dec. 1, which is the same month Bowles is likely to step down as UNC system president. Bowles said the deficit is a serious threat to the nation’s fiscal health and could have a detrimental effect on small businesses by creating smaller pools of money from which they can draw to expand and put people to work. And he said the interest on the nation’s debt could siphon money away from education, research and development and other important programs. Bowles said getting the nation’s debt under control will require tough decisions. “It’s going to be painful no matter what we recommend,” Bowles said. Bowles knows of which he speaks. He has experience and has been successful in public budgetary matters in the past.

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431-9124 WASHINGTON (AP) – Soldier and statesman, Alexander Haig never lived down his televised response to the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. Haig died Saturday at age 85 having held high posts in three Republican administrations and some of the U.S. military’s top jobs. Haig was a four-star Army general who served as a senior adviser to three presidents and had presidential ambitions of his own. He died early in the day at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from an infection, his family said. He was surrounded by his family, according to two of his children, Alexander and Barbara.

Haig’s long and decorated military service launched the Washington career for which he is better known, including jobs in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. President Barack Obama praised Haig on Saturday as a public servant who “exemplified our finest warrior-diplomat tradition of those who dedicate their lives to public service.” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Haig “served his country in many capacities for many years, earning honor on the battlefield, the confidence of presidents and prime ministers, and the thanks of a grateful nation.” Many Americans will

Austrian sculptor Bruno Gironcoli dead at 73 VIENNA (AP) – Sculptor Bruno Gironcoli, whose wide range of eclectic works and techniques defied categorization, has died, the Austria Press Agency reported Saturday. He was 73. Gironcoli died in Vienna on Friday after a “long, serious illness,” the agency said, citing his widow, Christine Gironcoli. His refusal to be pinned down to a particular style or direction made him unique in Austria’s artistic scene.

Born Sept. 27, 1936 in the western city of Villach, Gironcoli applied his training as a gold- and silversmith in his early works, using fine wires, for example, to sculpt heads in three dimensional detail in a piece that drew international attention. He quickly broke out of that mold, moving to plastics, polyester, paper and metal as his preferred materials and from depictions of individual objects to large and complex installations.

remember the strongwilled Haig most vividly for what he later called his “poor choice of words.” Hours after Reagan was shot, then-Secretary of State Haig went before the cameras intending, he said later, to reassure Americans that the White House was functioning. “As of now, I am in control here in the White House, pending the return of the vice president,” Haig said. Some saw the comment as a power grab in the absence of Vice President George H.W. Bush, who was out of town. The ridicule that followed hastened Haig’s departure from the last of an extraordinarily varied string of top government jobs.

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Audience witnesses marriage proposal during symphony concert WINSTON-SALEM (AP) — So, she said yes. And now Erik Stephens can relax. Stephens proposed to his girlfriend, Stacey Bauer, Feb. 13 – not over a candlelit (private) Valentine’s Day dinner. Not on a romantic (private) walk. Not in a horse-drawn carriage, just the two of them, clip clop, clip clop. No, it was on the stage of Reynolds Auditorium in front of about 1,000 people during a Winston-Salem Symphony concert. Bauer is an art teacher at Clemmons Middle School. Stephens is a trainer at the Rush Fitness Complex. Enter Cathy Dudley, a Winston-Salem Symphony violist. Stephens is her personal trainer, and now, she is his personal romance expert. When Stephens told her he was shopping around for a ring, she steered him toward a classic choice, one of the rings he was interested in – a diamond solitaire, Marquise cut in a Tiffany, white gold setting. Stephens’ simple idea of proposing to Bauer over dinner turned into him taking her to a concert of Broadway love duets. Dudley mentioned perhaps music director Robert Moody could say a few words from the stage. Why stop there, Moody thought. “Gosh, if he’s going to do it, let’s see what Erik’s willing to do,” Moody said. “I’ve been conducting 20 years and this is the first time that it’s come up as an option. It felt like something really cool.” It quickly snowballed into an elaborate plot that had a very public ending.

NC city backs woman’s efforts to fight eviction GREENSBORO (AP) – A North Carolina city is supporting a woman’s fight against the managers of a federally subsidized housing complex to avoid eviction. The case is the first time the city has used the Fair Housing Ordinance in support of a tenant fighting an eviction order. LaTonya Stimpson is appealing an eviction order by the management of the J.T. Hairston Memorial Apartments that is owned by a nonprofit church board.


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Stacey Bauer looks at her new engagement ring backstage after her boyfriend, Erik Stephens proposed on stage. The orchestra was in on it. Penned on the stage manager’s notes, between “Somewhere” from “West Side Story” and intermission – yup, “marriage proposal.” Bauer and Stephens, both 24, first met at Hanes Middle School, and then attended one year of high school together at Mount Tabor High School. After that, he transferred to East Forsyth. They saw each other on and off during the years. At the beginning of last year, they reconnected at a holiday gathering after Bauer moved back to Winston-Salem from Wilmington for a teaching job. “Things took a natural progression,” as Stephens said coyly, and by last August they were dating. Fast forward to the Feb. 13 date. From “Guys and Dolls” to “My Fair Lady,” to the romantic strains of “Maria” and “Tonight,”

Bauer noticed that Stephens was quaking in his seat. “Are you cold?” she asked. As a ruse, just before intermission, Moody read the names of three couples to come up on stage to dance. It wasn’t a stretch – it’s the same thing he does at the New Year’s Eve concert. This time, though, only one couple’s names were real – Bauer and Stephens. He was pretty confident about her answer. Not that he wasn’t nervous. Oh, he thought that she would say yes. It’s just that he was going to have to ask her – in front of all those people. “I’m not a very outspoken person, so Cathy’s been working on me on not mumbling and projecting my voice,” Stephens said, a few days before he popped the question. “I’m not necessarily bashful; I’m just not very loud or boisterous.”

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Sheriff Grice is a leader with integrity, compassion Citizens of Davidson County have a choice in the near future on who will lead crime fighting efforts in Davidson County. From someone who was a police officer in High Point from September 1973 and retired as a detective commander in May 2002, their choice should be very clear. Sheriff David Grice has succeeded in bringing back integrity to a sheriff’s office that was riddled with mistrust, unprofessional and illegal practices which has cost the taxpayers of Davidson County and will for years to come. Grice has operated within the Constitution of the United States and refocused what was a shallow, fragmented and self-aggrandizing effort under the former sheriff into a sheriff’s office that is now very focused on citizen safety and consistent

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crime reduction; but within legal “constitutional” means. Grice is focused on fighting crime and making Davidson County safe for its citizens, not on the camera, media attention and getting his own television show. I was one of Grice’s students at Davidson County Community College, as many other current law enforcement officers were in years past, and can tell you this man is a person of integrity, compassion and a true leader who has been successful in instituting a vision for Davidson County, a peaceful county where the crime rate continues to decrease and the citizens aren’t afraid to move about and do business. I retired and moved away from High Point in 2002, but I sincerely do care about people and their right to move about freely and not be victimized by criminals, as I know Grice does; and I think the citizens of Davidson County do as well. They shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best to lead the sheriff’s office – Sheriff David Grice, a man committed to his community. MITCH SIMPSON Tega Cay, S.C.

I hope missionaries in Haiti have learned lessons As a Christian minister, I would like to comment on the 10 missionaries from the United States who were incarcerated in Haiti. If you have watched the national news, you have heard about these individuals from an Ohio church going to Haiti to rescue children and start an orphanage. I have to be honest and admit my outrage due to this situation. My anger is not with the government in Haiti accusing and arresting a group of missionaries but rather the reproach that this situation has brought upon the name of Jesus Christ. It is obvious that the secular media and unbelievers are having a field day making a mockery of Christianity because of a group of ill prepared, unwise and poorlyled people. Let me address the situation by setting forth two biblical truths: Truth No. 1 is that God has called all Christians to act in wisdom and not stupidity (I Corinthians 1:30, I Corinthians 12:8). Truth No. 2 is that a true

Christian’s central focus in life is the gospel of Christ and more specifically bringing glory to God through the gospel. I am in full support of churches helping orphans, and I believe that the Bible mandates that we do that (James 1:27). But more importantly there is a gospel, the good news to proclaim. Christianity is not a mere intellectual agreement, but true faith and true repentance coupled with a relationship with Christ and a desire to live wholly for Him and reject sin. This is the message the world needs to hear. I pray that this group learns a lesson from their mistakes and more importantly, that God in His sovereignty will draw unbelievers to Himself in spite of this unfortunate event. COURTNEY CROWSON Lexington



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uilford County Schools has taken an important step forward with its statistical report that offers a portrait of the 72,000student system and provides baselines for the district’s strategic plan. We agree with school board member Garth Hebert that the report, which will be posted on the GCS Web site for public viewing, takes school district transparency and openness to a new level, another important step forward in creating and maintaining a better understanding among Guilford County residents on district operations. Face it, lack of similar transparency and openness over the 17 years since merger of Greensboro City Schools, Guilford County Schools and High Point City Schools has contributed dramatically to not-so-favorable opinions and distrust among many county residents. An article in The High Point Enterprise earlier this month noted that average spending per student in GCS is $7,000, near the state mark of $7,800, with the state having a national rank of 44, according to Education Week magazine. Alan Duncan, GCS board chairman, claims that puts the state in the D grade range, and complained that “North Carolina has not made K-12 education a priority.” Duncan is correct. The state, with every governor’s goal apparently being to claim Education Governor status, has given us an overload of rhetoric and a dearth of constructive, corrective action over the last few decades. Innovative yet proven bigger-bang-for-thebuck programs with common sense, clearly defined strategies to meet measurable attainable goals year after year for improving the education of all children are necessary if true, lasting improvement is to be accomplished. Merely throwing more money at the educational system’s problems won’t get us any closer to solutions or do much to raise the state’s grade to a B or an A. We need to use the information in the GCS report and others similar to it across the state to enlighten legislators to what’s really going on in the schools today so they can provide what educators need to bring about efficient, effective improvement without bankrupting the taxpayer.

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nyone who receives as many e-mail messages as I do – somewhere between 350 and 400 on any given day – probably has a similar routine. He or she breezes through bunches of them at a time, pausing to read more than the sender’s name and the subject matter summary only when something catches your eye that tells you “this one” is important, different or at least interesting. When I talk about scanning and forgetting, I’m targeting such subject titles as: “COLD CASH for unwanted time shares,” “Temporary IT staffing,” “Guest commentary: the role of the mind in human affairs,” “Why stupid people get hired,” “Americans for limited government,” “Money Bag Boyz,” “Genomes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu,” “Hello dear” and “The Trump Network.” But, as they say, every once in a while, even a blind squirrel finds a nut. The other day, I discovered this nut passed along by John Anderson, the architect. The subject line simply read, “28th Amendment.” Now, I have to admit that one of the reasons such a title caught my eye was because I had forgotten the 27th Amendment and I thought someone was trying to pull a fast one. “The Twenty-seventh Amendment (Amendment XXVII),” according to Wikipedia and verified by U.S. Constitution Online, “prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of the Congress from taking effect, until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives. It is the most recent amendment to the United States Constitution, having been ratified in 1992, more than 202 years after its initial submission in 1789.” After that short research to refresh my memory, I read the e-mail that Anderson had sent to me and a few dozen other people.

It read, “For too long, we have been complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens have no idea that members of Congress can retire with full pay after only one term, that they don’t pay into Social Security and OPINION that they have specifically exempted themselves from Tom many of the laws they have Blount passed (such as being exempt ■■■ from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment). ‘Ordinary’ citizens must live under all those laws. The latest travesty is that Congress will exempt themselves from the health care reform that is being considered ... in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem quite right. We do not have an elite class that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrats, Republicans, Independents or whatever. The self-serving must stop.” Now, I don’t know if everything in that statement is true and I didn’t take time out of busy work day to seek verification for every sentence, but my gut reaction was, “That got my attention!” “This is a good way to do that,” the e-mail read. “It is an idea whose time has come.” Then came the words that hit home: “Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.” I like it! How about you?


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State Will citizens ever vote on bonds again? must stop R acquiring debt The Salisbury Post, Feb. 11


n annual study of state government debt has a message for legislators, and it basically comes down to this: Put away the charge card. North Carolina has hit its debt limit. That’s the word from State Treasurer Janet Cowell, who chairs the state’s Debt Affordability Advisory Committee. The group puts out an annual report on the state of North Carolina’s long-term balance sheet, and the 2010 Debt Affordability Study shows that the state will need to carefully consider its financing for new highway projects, buildings and such. It’s not that the state is facing bankruptcy or eminent loss of the top credit rating it enjoys from the three major bonding agencies, a distinction shared by only six other states. “North Carolina’s debt is considered manageable at current levels,” the report states. The key phrase, however, is “at current levels.” Keeping debt at current levels essentially means that state officials can approve no more than $9.1 million in additional debt backed by general tax revenues for each of the next five years to remain within self-imposed guidelines. Currently, the state has about $6 billion in outstanding debt, and that’s projected to reach $6.4 billion in another year or so. Factoring in approximately $1.9 billion of authorized but unissued debt, North Carolina has “substantially exhausted its General Fund debt capacity until fiscal year 2011-2012,” the report says. “ ... The combined debt capacity of the Highway Fund and the Highway Trust Fund has been more than utilized until fiscal year 20122013.” Although the economic downturn and subsequent reduced revenues have af-

Currently, the state has about $6 billion in outstanding debt, and that’s projected to reach $6.4 billion in another year or so. fected the state’s financial picture, the debt committee targets another culprit: The tendency for state officials to use “special indebtedness” mechanisms such as leaserevenue bonds or certificates of deposit to bypass the constitutional requirement that borrowing must be approved by voters. In addition to bypassing public scrutiny, these financing mechanisms also carry higher interest rates than general obligation bonds, which increases the overall costs of the projects financed. The report doesn’t say that the state’s debt obligation represents wasteful spending. The debt primarily comes from investments in highways, educational facilities, other buildings and public services. But like many North Carolina families, the state has maxed out its credit limit and tapped into reserve funds. It’s time, in the report’s words, to focus on “permanent sustainable solutions” to revenue needs and pursue “long-term budgetary structural balance.”

ecent news accounts have outlined concerns about the large debt our nation is amassing. Under the radar, but just as significant is the $6.12 billion in debt North Carolina has accrued. This is problematic for two reasons, the most obvious of which is the amount owed. The Debt Affordability Study, headed by State Treasurer Janet Cowell, recently concluded that North Carolina has maxed out the amount we should borrow. Our current debt service, which includes both principal and interest, amounts to more than $600 million per year or 3.7 percent of our annual budget. Prudence and state policy dictates this amount should not exceed 4 percent, especially since debt service must be paid before any other government obligations. More troublesome is the manner we have incurred much of this debt. The framers of North Carolina’s Constitution, worried about runaway debt, clearly stated in Article V, Section 3, “The General

Assembly shall have no power to contract debts secured by a pledge of the faith and credit of the State, unless approved MY SPIN by a majority of qualified voters Tom in the State who Campbell vote thereon, ■■■ except for the following purposes …” The Constitution goes on to list six exceptions, which include emergencies, borrowings against currently due revenues, as well as borrowings not to exceed two-thirds of debt retired in the current year. When was the last time you were asked to approve government debt? Aside from a few local government referendums for school bonds and the like, it has been a decade since the voters of this state were asked to approve any debt, and that vote was for the $3.1 billion higher education bond package. But just because we haven’t been asked doesn’t mean the state

hasn’t been borrowing large sums of money. It has. How do leaders escape voter approval? Legislators have used a financing tool called Certificates of Participation or COPs. These COPs circumvent the intent of the constitution because technically the government isn’t required to pledge the full faith and credit of the state. North Carolina might not have formally pledged the state’s reputation and assets, but anyone who knows anything about public finance knows this is a sham, a shell game played to avoid going before voters to approve pet projects our legislators want to fund. Next year, the COPs debt will amount to $1.37 billion, almost 30 percent of the state’s total debt, again dangerously high. Here’s the truth. Our state is never going to default on any government debt if humanly possible. If there was a default, future borrowings would find fewer lenders wanting our notes and costs that would

increase exponentially, effectively limiting how much and how often we could borrow. We learned these lessons during the Great Depression; it took many years before this state was able to borrow at the lowest possible rates. Many argue that now is the ideal time to borrow because it will put people to work at the same time construction costs are at recent lows. We would be effectively buying at discount prices. Perhaps if government leaders had exercised more restraint these arguments might be convincing, but unfortunately we have reached prudent limits and need to refuse more debt. But when the time is right to borrow more money, the compelling question is, will we ever be asked to vote again? TOM CAMPBELL is former assistant North Carolina state treasurer and is creator/host of NC SPIN, a weekly statewide television discussion of NC issues airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WFMY-TV. Contact him at www.ncspin. com.

Climate fraud Slowly, but surely, wild theories are coming under intense scrutiny


seudo climatologists are invading the global community lavishly armed with epithets rooted in the fear and guilt that we are responsible for the inevitable apocalyptic dying of our majestic Earth. More frightening is that these so-called climatologists have infiltrated respectable organizations whose research is responsible for OPINION global climate policy. Armstrong If it weren’t for Williams the respectable climatologist, the global community would be abandoned without a penny of hope to defend themselves against the claims of these so-called scientists and their fundamentalist followers. As the debate over climate change intensifies, the truth behind the work of many of these organizations is becoming clear. Climatologists are noticing that organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are developing extensive reports with frightening


conclusions infested with the reckless treatment of evidence – fortunately this is now coming under boldly intense scrutiny. Gravely exacerbating the findings is the realization that powerful green lobbyists are behind much of this research, and they intend on having the global community shovel billions of dollars into their pockets. These exploitative sums, in many cases, will not curb the effect of climate change by proportions relative to expenditures. Their trivial science is

shamelessly holding many at ransom! The truth is that yes, climate change is a reality. But, our climate has been changing from the beginning of time, starting with an inhabitable planet of fire to ice ages. On a smaller scale, cycles of heating and cooling exist and we are living those cycles on a dayto-day basis. Also, increased CO2 does contribute to this warming, although in trivial amounts. The intricate variables that go into climate change are in upward of the thousands and

they are constantly in flux. No amount of fighting climate change is going to stop it. This is the reality living on our Earth. And, many are forgetting what NASA has been so courageously willing to point out: global warming does have its benefits including a much richer biosphere. The people deserve to know more about what those benefits are. In conclusion, the global community must stand against the highjacking of climatologists. No longer will we be held captive by lies of an apocalyptic future that will never happen by money-hungry green lobbyists who will end up robbing the unsuspecting. There are many complex interactions among these and other factors involving climate change that none of us fully understand. It’s obviously clear that the proponents of global climate change and warming have not provided clear enough explanations that are convincing. ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS, a former High Point resident, is a Washingtonbased political commentator. His Web site is Williams can be heard nightly on Sirius/ XM Power 169 9-10 p.m. EST.

Look to upgrade existing infrastructure BY CATHY M. POOLE


ommunities work best when residents are included in the formative stages of land use and transportation planning. Trust is established. Transparency breeds good will. A good example of what not to do is the original Heart of the Triad (HOT) Preferred Concept. Residents and landowners were excluded, steering committee seats were sold for $50,000 to developers and bankers, $2.25 million from the N.C. General Assembly was requested and HOT’s goal was to “Own, Market and Govern” 53,000 acres of privately owned property. To stop the original HOT plan, what many recognized as a land grab, residents studied HOT history, exposed the narrow financial interests driving the project and requested that state legislators refuse funding requests. Residents attended public hearings of seven municipalities, wrote to local papers, studied NEPA law and APA planning policies. Numerous lobbying trips to Raleigh advocating ethics reform were made to eliminate



these kinds of activities in the future. Residents’ efforts helped pass a new N.C. ethics law in 2009. Landowners are very sensitive about the impacts of proposals on their properties. For most people, it’s their largest investment. Residents had to become vocal and demanding, simply to obtain information. If the first opportunity one has to comment on a proposal that could have a substantial negative impact on his net worth, quality of life, and critical environmental issues, at or near the point when a final decision is being made, the motives and ethics of those who made the plan must be challenged. The “consensus” regarding HOT plans has been questioned. For two years, residents who disagreed with the future systematic conversion of every acre of buildable land into a developed use have worked on the HOT Stakeholders Committee and produced a better plan. HOT goals and objectives were improved to incorporate preservation of the

existing character and assets of the area. Agricultural areas are targeted for preservation measures, along with the concept of conservation planning. Widenings and improvements to existing roads and mass transportation alternatives are stressed over new road construction. Tree preservation and protection of natural resources are included as essential elements of the plan. The vigilance of HOT residents will be necessary to insure the plan is followed. We have miles to go before we sleep. A continuing concern is that the city of High Point still appears to view farmland as “vacant and undeveloped.” A recent agreement with the N.C. Department of Transportation proves that High Point’s plans from 2001 list Sandy Ridge Road as the Airport Connector, yet a new road, the NorthSouth Airport Connector (aka HOT Parkway), remains on High Point’s plans. Their obvious desire is to condemn and develop area farmland. Studies in Wake and Forsyth counties show sprawl doesn’t pay. Wake spent $1.47 for every $1 of tax revenue and Forsyth spent $1.15 for every

$1 of revenue produced. The results of these studies led Winston-Salem and Raleigh to embark upon vigorous and highly successful downtown long-term revitalization programs. Citizen input solicited early on would lead to a more representative land use governance process, “better” land use decisions due to more diverse information, and would perhaps help development interests save money and gain more certainty for project approval by addressing citizen concerns. Reference the Ethical Principles of the American Planning Association. The revised version of HOT Goals and Objectives eliminated a very detrimental form of land-use planning. Let’s hope High Point will implement 21st Century Transportation, and American Planning Association policies which support upgrades to existing infrastructure and revitalization of municipal properties in depressed areas which offers both sustainability and economic health. CATHY M. POOLE lives near Kernersville in the Heart of the Triad planning area.




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Unhealthy expense Officials fear trend of skyrocketing insurance rates WASHINGTON (AP) – Eye-popping health insurance premium increases of up to 39 percent are a worrisome sign of the times, the Obama administration said in a report Thursday as it tried to tap public frustration with high costs to revive the stalemated effort to overhaul health care. Proposed premium increases by WellPoint’s Anthem Blue Cross for Californians purchasing their own coverage set off a wave of criticism and forced the company last week to announce a postponement. Now, the Health and Human Ser-

vices Department says similar pressure on premiums is being felt in at least six other states. “This shocking increase isn’t unique,” said the report, being presented by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a news conference Thursday. “Across the country, families have seen their premiums skyrocket in recent years, and experts predict these increases will continue.” With his drive for health care overhaul bogged down, President Barack Obama has seized on the Anthem premium increas-

es as Exhibit A to make his case for sweeping change before a bipartisan White House summit this week. California officials say 700,000 households face increases averaging 25 percent overall and as high as 39 percent for some. In a briefing for reporters, WellPoint executives blamed their rate increases on rising medical costs and a pool of customers that is gradually becoming older and sicker as younger, healthier people drop their coverage. They insisted that their rate increases are little different from those charged by competitors. “We understand this is a hardship,” said Brian Sassi, president and CEO of WellPoint’s consumerbusiness unit. “This is

not something we voluntarily choose to do.” The HHS report found that the Anthem numbers are in line with increases sought by insurers in other states – at a time of robust profit growth for the companies and a lack of competition in most states. For example, Anthem in Maine was denied an 18.5 percent increase last year and is now requesting that state regulators approve a 23 percent rise. Maine is home to Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, Republican moderates whose support Obama would like to have for his health care legislation. Michigan’s Blue Cross Blue Shield plan requested approval for premium increases of 56 percent in 2009. And in the state

of Washington, rates for some individual health plans increased by up to 40 percent until regulators cracked down. Other states cited in the report were Connecticut, Oregon and Rhode Island. The premium increases affect the most vulnerable part of the health insurance market, policies marketed individually to customers buying their own plans. According to the Census Bureau, only about 9 percent of Americans purchase coverage directly, while nearly 60 percent are covered under employer plans. Family premiums for those with workplace coverage rose 5 percent last year, even as inflation fell 1 percent, but nowhere near the rates seen in the individual market.



Safety is a career choice for Lohr BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT – It was a night like the one in June of 1992 when Mel Lohr’s business led to the apprehension of four burglars across the state that made him proud of what he does. And it isn’t the only night in the 40-year his-

Mel Lohr Protective Services tory of High Point-based Protection Systems Inc. that it’s happened, he said. “One time, we even caught the same guy in the same place twice,” Lohr said. “The second time he was caught was the day he got out of prison.” It’s a sad situation, but one that makes his company, a security system provider, that much stronger, Lohr said. Lohr, CEO of the business, is used to keeping people safe. After getting out of the Air Force, he joined the High Point Fire Department in 1965, where he worked until 1971. During his time as a firefighter, he thought of another way to keep people’s homes safe

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‘One time, we even caught the same guy in the same place twice. The second time he was caught was the day he got out of prison.’




Protection systems owners Mel Lohr holds an antique fire suppression system, inside the monitor center of his business.


Protective Services, a security system provider, was opened in 1970 by Melvin Lohr. It is located at 107 W. Peachtree Drive and can be reached by calling 841-8685.

– selling fire alarms on the side. Turns out, as Lohr knocked on door after door to show residents the fire alarms on his days off, people didn’t really want fire alarms. “People would say, ‘What I really need is a burglar alarm,’” he said. “Then we got the idea of starting a burglar alarm company.” Breaking into the security system industry itself wasn’t an easy task, he said. He sold the security alarms on his days off, just as he had done with the fire alarms, for one year until he went into the business full time. But his strategy for selling

the security alarms was a little different than going door to door. “I would listen to the radio every morning, and they used to read off a list of break-ins,” said the High Point native. “I would look inside the newspaper for break-ins each day, too.” After compiling a list of homes that had been burglarized, he would contact the owners to tell them about his security alarms. Over time, word-of-mouth allowed the business to grow. Lohr left the fire department in 1971 to focus on his new endeavor. He worked from his home until 1979, when he moved into his first commercial building. His son, Christopher Lohr, and daughter, Julie Suggs, joined the company years later and now handle its day-today operations. Eventually, the company gained bigger clients such as Lees-McRae College and several furniture showrooms in High Point. He also opened one of the business’ most


Occupation: CEO of Protective Systems Age: 67 Hometown: High Point Children: Christopher Lohr and Julie Suggs Hobbies: Flying planes, boating, saltwater fishing Favorite place to travel: Morehead City Favorite type of music: Oldies from the ’50s and ’60s

important features in 1979 – a central operating station in High Point where all of the homes with Lohr’s security systems, from homes in High Point to Morehead City and Charlotte, are monitored. The central station is unique to his business because most security companies contract central stations that may be in other states, he said. It also employees about 20 people. If an alarm is tripped


in one of the homes, the central station is notified and, authorities are contacted. And that’s the goal he set out to accomplish so long ago, even before he began selling security systems. “That was the ultimate goal – to make people safe and happy with the systems,” he said. “In the back of my mind, I wanted to be able to catch people doing bad deeds.” | 888-3617

NEW DELHI (AP) – Caught between a market leader busy ramping up its offerings and a bunch of domestic players making long strides in the marketplace, mobile handset makers such as Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson are betting on services and free apps to boost sales. Samsung Electronics, the world’s second largest mobile handset maker after Nokia, will soon roll out smartphones based on a new in-house operating system platform, BADA, which will enable users to download music, maps, games and access interactive features online. LG Electronics, the country’s largest consumer electronics firm, and Sony Ericsson also are ramping up applications, music and games available on their online stores as services fast become a key differentiator in the handset market that has of late seen a slew of domestic firms such as Micromax, Karbonn and Intex making large inroads and new established brands like Videocon and Onida entering the field.



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• Corbett Davis recently was honored by American Honda Motor Co. for achieving Gold Master status in the 2009 Council of Sales Leadership recognition program. The honor for Davis, who’s with Vann York Auto Group, is bestowed on Honda sales consultants who exemplify professionalism in sales performance. Davis was one of 435 out of more than 12,000 Honda sales consultants recognized as a Gold Master member last year. • Triad attorney Gerard M. Chapman was the featured presenter at a legal briefing in Greensboro for the HRG Academy. The topic was “Immigration: Searching for Balance in Enforcement, Detention, Bond and Reform Legislation.” Chapman is the principal of Chapman Law Firm in Greensboro, and has been active in many national and state committees of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1987. • William K. Davis, an attorney and director of the law firm Bell, Davis & Pitt in Winston-Salem, was recognized by Best Lawyers. The peer-review publication honored Davis as Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year for 2010 in the Triad. Davis also was recently elected chairman of the N.C. Board of Law Examiners. • Steve Rayburn,

training consultant with Sandler Training in the Triad, was awarded the Silver award by the Sandler Training home office. The Silver award is presented to Sandler Training associates for outstanding achievement in sales. This is the fourth sales achievement award Rayburn has earned. • NewBridge Bank promoted Erin H. Miller to commercial banking manager for the High Point, Thomasville and Lexington markets. She will be based at 200 Westchester Drive in High Point. Miller, a native of High Point, was previously NewBridge Bank’s commercial banking manager in High Point and Thomasville. From 2005-08, she served as the bank’s commercial relationship manager in High Point. • Senn Dunn, a fullservice independent insurance agency headquartered in Greensboro, announces the hiring of Kevin L. Myers Sr. as an employee benefits consultant in its employee benefits division. 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 shopper makes her way to her car at Wal-Mart in Brunswick, Maine, on Thursday.

Grocery store chains scramble to compete with Walmart MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

CHARLOTTE – For the first time, the Charlotte market’s leading grocer by sales isn’t a grocery store at all – at least, not exclusively. It’s Walmart. The addition of several Walmart Supercenters in the area, combined with consumers’ continued hunt to save money in the recession, combined to give Walmart a 29 percent share of the local grocery market in the third quarter of 2009, the most recent available. That’s up from 25.7 percent a year earlier, and way up from 16.2 percent in 2004. Harris Teeter, the previous No. 1, ranked second, with 26.5 percent, down from 29 percent in 2008, according to market and consumer research firm the Nielsen Company. Food Lion remained third, with 19.7 percent. The shift makes Charlotte the latest market to join a tide that has swept across much of the nation’s grocery terrain during the last decade, with mainstream supermarkets losing share to discount stores and other nontraditional food sellers. Leading the charge has been Walmart, whose estimated U.S. supermarket sales are about equal to those generated by the next three largest U.S. food retailers, combined. A new frugality has put higher-end chains on the defensive. Matthewsbased Harris Teeter, for instance, wooed shoppers and led in local market share through most

of the past decade by bringing upscale stores to affluent, often fastgrowing areas in south Charlotte and Union County. But recently, the chain has focused more of its advertising and in-store signage on highlighting low prices and discounts. Walmart, meanwhile, has been working to repair its image after being battered by criticism over its business

Walmart’s rise means that shoppers likely will see more enticements from other supermarkets as they try to set themselves apart. practices. And it has continued to increase its presence at a time when many traditional grocers are adding few stores, if any. Since 2007, Walmart has opened a half-dozen supercenters, which include full supermarkets, in Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. Those new stores enlarge the grocery market, so even if another chain’s sales remain constant, their share of the pie would decrease. Walmart’s rise means that shoppers likely will

see more enticements from other supermarkets as they try to set themselves apart, using new promotions and stressing variety and fresh-food options. For instance, Mauldin, S.C.based Bi-Lo this month rolled out a new loyalty card that gives regular shoppers a discount on gas. In the years after it opened its first supercenter in 1988, Walmart struggled to surmount shopper concerns about cleanliness, organization and the quality of its produce and its meat, which is not cut in-store. However, the company has worked to improve its deli, bakery, meat and produce sections. Those efforts – and the recession – are bringing shoppers into Walmart stores more often, and groceries now make up about half of the retailer’s U.S. sales. The new Walmart across from Concord Mills, which opened in July, is a prime example of the retailer’s latest grocery design. Aisles are wider, the lighting is bright, and color-coded signs guide shoppers around the supermarket. The “action alley,” or main path into the store, is free of the familiar stacked pallets of merchandise, and some shelving is shorter to add a more spacious feel. The produce is neatly arranged, and the wine section is expanded, with bottles displayed on rounded islands of shelving. Customers say they appreciate the improvements, but that price is still the main lure.

“Ever since this Walmart got here, I don’t think I’ve been to a regular grocery store,” said Mary Wood, 58, of Davidson, as she perused the pasta aisle of the supercenter on a recent morning. Before that location opened, Wood shopped largely at Lowes Foods and hadn’t considered Walmart. For one thing, it wasn’t convenient. But when the new Walmart arrived closer to her home, she was curious enough to give it a try. Now, she said, she visits once a week and has been surprisingly pleased. She buys plenty of Walmart’s store brand, Great Value, and estimates she saves about 40 percent on her grocery bill. That’s important, she said, because she’s going through a divorce and money is tight. “It’s clean; it’s nice; the prices are wonderful,” Wood said. “They have the best prices on wine, honest to goodness, really.” Walmart presents both a challenge and an opportunity for traditional grocery stores, said Jennifer Halterman, a senior consultant for Kantar Retail, an Ohio firm that researches the food industry. “There’s been a lot of emphasis on price in the last year, and a lot of players have been competing on price, but that’s a very difficult thing to do against Walmart,” she said. “Really, it’s about differentiating beyond price, to compete and survive.”

• First Bancorp, the parent company of First Bank, announces that its insurance subsidiary, First Bank Insurance Services, Inc., has completed the acquisition of The Insurance Center Inc., a Montgomery County-based property and casualty insurance agency with more than 500 customers. The acquisition was effective on Feb. 11. • Greensboro-based APEX Analytix last week launched its FirstStrike software designed to help cash-strapped companies improve their profitability. The new software enables firms to identify new operating efficiencies and better safeguard their accounts payable disbursements. APEX Analytix is a provider of services and software for performance improvement, error prevention and fraud detection across the procure-to-pay cycle, serving more than a third of the Fortune 100. The company’s FirstStrike platform monitors billions in annual disbursements for some of the world’s largest corporations. • The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, a Greensboro business incubator, will host “Face Time with Rick Amme” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the center’s office, 2007 Yanceyville St. Face Time is a monthly meeting that allows Triad entrepreneurs the opportunity to interact with other successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Amme heads the crisis and media relations firm Amme & Associates Inc. For 14 years he has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, institutions and executives throughout the country. The cost is $25 per person. For more information, check the Web site • The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce will host the Triad Job & Resource Fair from 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St. Nearly 20 employers and

employment resource representatives are scheduled to attend, and seminars will be held on topics such as resume writing, tips on Internet job searches and interviewing skills. Admission and all seminars are free. For more information, call the chamber at 9934521 or check the Web site www.kernersvillenc. com. • Custom upholstery manufacturer Miles Talbott Furniture of High Point announces the launch of a new licensed upholstery line with Shabby Chic Brands. The collection will blend English elegance with California casual, inspired by designer Rachel Ashwell. The collection will debut at the spring High Point Market April 17-22. • BNC Bancorp announced last week financial results of the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31. For the fourth quarter, net income available to common shareholders totaled $1.29 million, or $0.18 per diluted common share, an increase of 167 percent compared to net income available to common shareholders of $483,000, or $0.07 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter of 2008. For the year, net income available to common shareholders totaled $4.55 million, or $0.62 per diluted common share, as compared to $3.85 million, or $0.52 per diluted common share, reported for 2008, an increase of 19 percent. Total assets as of Dec. 31 were $1.63 billion, an increase of 4 percent compared with $1.57 billion as of Dec. 31, 2008.

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Sunday February 21, 2010

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Temporary, the new full time – soon BY MILDRED L. CULP WORKWISE FEATURES

Maureen Mackey, principal and co-founder of Mackey & Guasco Staffing Associates L.L.C., in Southport, Conn., remembers when the market was dead last year. She views longterm temporary assignments as plums of the temporary staffing industry and a harbinger of better times. “Long-term temporary orders are popping up daily,” she says. “This is how we always come out of a bad market. Temporary is the new full time.”

THE TEMPORARIES Hopeful signs also are coming from Michigan staffing companies, where light industrial assignments are increasing. Jay Keegan, president and CEO of Staff Line L.L.C., in Livonia, which also has operations in Memphis, points to “a handful of clients who in 2009 were inactive or moderately active coming back and asking for replacements for workers.” One of them supports a national heating and air conditioning company supplying primarily residential builders. The client company wasn’t very active in 2009 but recently submitted an order for 10 employees. Business that trickled down is now inching its way back up. Keegan’s company pays approximately 1,500 to 3,000 people per week. Steve Armstrong, senior vice president and general manager of the United States operations of


following suit. However, representatives of these three firms, whose sizes range from small to global, don’t consider the spottiness of assignments related to an uptick as a deterrent to job seekers. In fact, they consider this a good time to maximize opportunity in temporary services. “Do your homework with particular employers (of interest) who’d use the services of a temporary staffing firm,” Keegan advises. “Find out which ones are. Approach the staffing firms and let them know where you’d like to work. Have them do the legwork to get you in front of the people. Be transparent with your goals. If you want part-time work over a short time period, don’t use chicanery in how you treat a staffing firm or client.” Mackey recommends being flexible about salary and location. She also states, “Don’t be afraid to make the commitment to a long-term temporary assignment. Some temporary agencies are offering benefits to SPECIAL | WORKWISE FEATURES the people they send out. It’s betMonica Pacheco, a recruiter at Staff Line L.L.C., in Memphis, Tenn., is enjoying an uptick in light indus- ter to have work without perks than not to have any work.” trial orders. They’re signs of an improving economy. “There really is a sense of Kelly Services Inc., at its world gaining in September. Kelly one or two phone calls per week hope,” she continues. “It’s not headquarters in Troy, Mich., doesn’t know when growth in from a candidate who’s landed a an abundance. You really have reports, “We’re cautiously opti- the professional-technical area role through his own efforts or to believe. We’re kind of in that another agency,” she says, “I see holding pattern. Watch your mistic that we’re coming out of of the company will resume. Mackey, who places in HR to that as a good sign.” this one,” based on the compabudget and spending and hang ny’s long history. The company vice president and in office adon tight. We should be okay.” has watched demand in light ministration, began to notice YOU industrial staffing increase ev- increased orders in August, reLight industrial assignments DR. MILDRED L. CULP, Workwise Feaery month since August, par- storing her sense of hope. Data dominate at Kelly, where the up- tures, is an award-winning journalist. ticularly in small to mid-sized used in her assessment includes tick indicates that other sectors E-mail questions or comments to culp@ markets. Office/clerical started more than new orders. “If I get of staffing companies will be

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Please check your ad the first day it runs. If you find an error, call DEADLINES Call before 3:45 p.m. the first day so your ad can be corrected. the day prior to The Enterprise will publication. Call give credit for only Friday before 3:45 the first for Saturday, Sunday or Monday ads. For incorrect publication. Sunday Real Estate, PAYMENT call before 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. Fax Pre-payment is deadlines are one required for hour earlier. all individual ads and all business ads. Business accounts may apply for preDISCOUNTS Businesses may earn approved credit. For your convenience, lower rates by we accept Visa, advertising on a Mastercard, cash or regular basis. Call for checks. complete details. Family rates are YARD SALE available for individuals RAIN (non-business) with INSURANCE yard sales, selling When you place a household items or yard sale ad in The selling personal vehicles. Call to see if High Point Enterprise you can insure your you qualify for this sale against the rain! low rate. Ask us for details!

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2010 Apart. Furnished 2050 Apart. Unfurnished 2090 Assisted Living/ Nursing EMPLOYMENT 1000 1010 Accounting/Financial 2100 Comm. Property 2110 Condos/ 1020 Administrative Townhouse 1021 Advertising 1022 Agriculture/Forestry 2120 Duplexes Market 1023 Architectural Service 2125 Furniture Rental 1024 Automotive 2130 Homes Furnished 1025 Banking 2170 Homes Unfurnished 1026 Bio-Tech/ 2210 Manufact. Homes Pharmaceutical 2220 Mobile Homes/ 1030 Care Needed Spaces 1040 Clerical 2230 Office/Desk Space 1050 Computer/IT 2235 Real Estate for Rent 1051 Construction 2240 Room and Board 1052 Consulting 2250 Roommate Wanted 1053 Cosmetology 2260 Rooms 1054 Customer Service 2270 Vacation 1060 Drivers 2280 Wanted to Rent 1070 Employ. Services 1075 Engineering REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 1076 Executive 3000 Management 1079 Financial Services 3010 Auctions 3020 Businesses 1080 Furniture 1085 Human Resources 3030 Cemetery Plots/ Crypts 1086 Insurance 3040 Commercial Property 1088 Legal 3050 Condos/ 1089 Maintenance Townhouses 1090 Management 3060 Houses 1100 Manufacturing 3500 Investment Property 1110 Medical/General 3510 Land/Farms 1111 Medical/Dental 3520 Loans 1115 Medical/Nursing 3530 Lots for Sale 1116 Medical/Optical 3540 Manufactured 1119 Military Houses 1120 Miscellaneous 3550 Real Estate Agents 1125 Operations 3555 Real Estate for Sale 1130 Part-time 3560 Tobacco Allotment 1140 Professional 3570 Vacation/Resort 1145 Public Relations 3580 Wanted 1149 Real Estate 1150 Restaurant/Hotel SERVICES 4000 1160 Retail 4010 Accounting 1170 Sales 4020 Alterations/Sewing 1180 Teachers

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Appliance Repair Auto Repair Autos Cleaned Backhoe Service Basement Work Beauty/Barber Bldg. Contractors Burglar Alarm Care Sick/Elderly Carpentry Carpet Installation Carpet/Drapery Cleaning Child Care Cleaning Service/ Housecleaning Computer Programming Computer Repair Concrete & Brickwork Dozer & Loader

4520 Photography 4530 Plumbing 4540 Professional Service 4550 Remodeling 4560 Roof/Gutters 4570 Schools & Instructions 4580 Secretarial Services 4590 Septic Tank Service 4600 Services Misc. 4610 Special Services 4620 Stump Grinding 4630 Phone Sales/ Service 4640 Topsoil 4650 Towing 4660 Tree Work 4670 TV/Radio 4680 Typing 4690 Waterproofing 4700 Welding

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Food/Beverage Fuel/Wood/Stoves Furniture Household Goods Jewelry/Furs/Luxury Livestock/Feed Corner Market Merchandise-Free Miscellaneous Musical Instruments Office Machines/ Furniture Sporting Equipment Storage Houses Surplus Equipment Swimming Pools Tickets Wanted to Buy Wanted to Swap

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NORTH CAROLINA GUILFORD COUNTY NOTICE The undersigned, having qualifed as Administrator of the Estate of CARSON MELTON DAVIS, deceased, hereby notifies all person , f i r m s a n d corporations having claims against said Estate to present t h e m t o t h e undersigned on or before May 10, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, f i r m s a n d corporations indebted to said Estate will p l e a s e m a k e immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 7th day February, 2010.


N o r s o u t h C o n s t r u c t i o n Company of Georgia, Inc. is general contractor for the construction of Clara Cox Apartments. The project is on a site area of approximately 20 acres. The building is 2 & 3 levels with 172 apartment units. The building is standard woodframed multi-family construction. This project will require Davis-Bacon, section three, and arram a n d a t e d j o b reporting. A bidder’s conference will be held Thursday, February 25th, 2010 from 2:00-4:00PM at Housing Authority of the City of High Point: 500 East Russell Avenue. Norsouth representatives will be on hand to answer questions regarding the job and bidding r e q u i r e m e n t s . N o r s o u t h i s c o m m i t t e d t o subcontracting with MBE, WBE, DBE and section 3 businesses. We look forward to b u i l d i n g n e w relationships with subcontractors and suppliers. For more information, please contact Norsouth at Subcontractors invited to bid on work for Clara Cox Ap artment s in High Point, NC. Phone: 912-354-6096 Fax: 912-352-3451 329 Commercial Drive Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31406



PAUL DAVIS Administrator James F. Morgan, Attorney MORGAN, HERRING, MORGAN, GREEN & ROSENBLUTT, L.L.P. P.O. Box 2756 High Point, NC 27261

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Notice is hereby given that on February 25, 2010 at 606 Greensboro Road High Point N.C 27260, The undersigned All American Self Storage in accordance with G.S. 44A-43, will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored by the undersigned: Avery Burns Sandra Hart Ronald Seabrooks Detra Miller Sheryl Yarrington Marier Garang Cynthia Brown Delores Barnes Kiemp Pullins Thelma Oxendine Andrea Steele

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Ads that work!! NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on 3/5/10 at 11:00A.M. at Carolina Pride Self Storage, 1057 Alamance C h u r c h R o a d , Greensboro, NC 2 7 4 0 6 , t h e undersigned Carolina Pride Self Storage will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: Latoya Cruz-Rivas 86 Joey Maness 55 Candace Robingson 11 Passion Young 23& 28 &


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The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority will receive Bid proposals for the construction of the Water and Sewer Improvements for Airport Development, in the Stanley Frank Board Room at the Piedmont Triad International Airport, until 2:00 p.m. on the 9th day of March 2010. Immediately following the bid closing time, the bid proposals will be opened and read aloud. Bid proposals received after the stated time will not be accepted.

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The work of the project includes but is not limited to 8“ DIP sanitary sewer line, 12“ DIP water line, 16“ DIP water line, boring and jacking, trench excavation, work zone traffic control, clearing and grubbing, and erosion and sediment control. A bid security equal to 5% of the total bid is required to be made at the time of submission of the bid proposal. No bid proposal may be withdrawn after closing time for the receipt of proposals for a period of sixty (60) calendar days.



LOST: Poodle, North e nd of Hig h Point, Near Idol St. Call 336471-2056




A pre-bid meeting will be held at the Stanley Frank Board Ro om at th e Piedmo nt Triad International Airport on the 25th day of February 2010, at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to familiarize the bidders with the proposed project. The meeting will cover contract scope, bid items, schedule requirements. A representative of the airport and the engineer will be on hand to respond to questions from bidders in attendance. After the pre-bid meeting additional relating to the Contract and Contract must be submitted to the Engineer in later than 5:00 p.m. on the 2nd day 2010. Plans and specifications will be about the 15th day of February 2010. Bidding documents following locations:





Call Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM 336-315-9161 After hours calls will disqualify you for position! Superior Driver Source DRIVER- CDL-A. Great Flatb ed Oppor tunity! High Miles. Limited Tarping. Professional Equipment. Excellent Pay Deposited Weekly. Must have TWIC Card or apply within 30 days of hire. Western Express. Class A CDL and good driving record required. 866-8634117.



And; Office of the Airport Director of Development: Piedmont Triad Airport Authority 6415 Bryan Boulevard Greensboro, North Carolina 27409 (336) 665-5600 Bidding and Contract Documents may be acquired from the Engineer, Michael Baker Engineering, Inc. 7800 Airport Center Drive Drive, Suite 100 Greensboro, North Carolina, (336) 9311500 upon payment of a $100.00 deposit. Make checks payable to Michael Baker Engineering, Inc. This deposit fee is refundable to actual bidders only by return of all of the documents in good condition to Michael Baker Engineering, Inc. within ten (10) calendar days after the bid opening. Good condition is defined as no tears, no pages missing, no written marks in ink or pencil on the plan sheets and the specifications. Certain mandatory federal requirements apply to this solicitation and will be made a part of any contract awarded: a. Presidents Executive Order No. 11246 as amended by 29 CFR Part 30 and 41 CFR Part 60. b. Davis Bacon and Related Acts, 29 CFR Parts 1, 3 and 5. c. Copeland Act, 29 CFR Part 3. d. Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act. e. Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964. f. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises participation 49 CFR Part 26 will be required as described in Subpart D of Regulation 49 CFR Part 26, and all pertinent amendments. By submitting a bid under this solicitation, except for those items listed by the Bidder in a clearly identified attachment to the Bid, the Bidder certifies that steel and each manufactured product is produced in the United States (as defined in the clause Buy American - Steel and Manufactured Products for Construction Contracts) and that components of unknown origin are considered to have been produced or manufactured outside the United States. Each bidder must be properly licensed under Chapter 87, General Statutes of North Carolina (G.S. 87-15). Each bidder shall certify, by submission of a proposal, that neither it nor its principals are presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any Federal department or agency or the State of North Carolina. The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority reserves the right to waive any informalities or irregularities in or reject any or all bids and to award or refrain from awa rding th e contr act for t he work, whichever is deemed to be in the Authority’s best interest.

Drivers- IMMEDIATE NEED! OTR Tanker positions available N O W ! C D L - A w/Tanker required. Outstanding pay & benefits. Call a recruiter TODAY! 8778 8 2 - 6 5 3 7 . www.oa kleytra nsport. com DRIVER TRAINEES Truck Driver Trainees Needed! Learn to drive at Future Truckers of America! No experience needed! CDL & Job Ready In 4 weeks! Trucking Companies on Site hiring this week! 1-800-610-3777 Help needed for inhome furn. delivery. Must have health card & Class A or B license & be at least 25 yrs. old. Exp’d in furn. moving required Call 336-431-2216 K N I G H T TRANSPORTATIONCharlotte Division. Hir ing OTR Drivers. Must have 6 mos OTR experience, Clean MVR, No DUI/DWI. No Felonies/Accidents. A p p l y o n l i n e www.k nighttr - 704-998-2700. Team Drivers Top Pay for Experienced Hazmat Teams ● $5,000 Sign On Bonus ● Scheduled runs available after 60 days ● Teams Assigned 2009 Trucks ● Health and 401K ● Need 50 Hazmat Teams due to new business ● Also Hiring solos and owneroperators



Office of the Engineer: Michael Baker Engineering, Inc. 7800 Airport Center Drive, Suite 100 Greensboro, North Carolina 27409 (336) 931-1500

February 21, 2010

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Regional Work Teams & Singles ● 34-38 cpm depending on experience ● Med & Rx Benefits ● Paid Vacation & Holidays ● Union Position OWNER/OPERATORS Regional Runs Up to $0.95/Mile Min 1 year exp, CDL-A Clean driving & criminal records 1-800-322-5632 EXT 6008 KEYSTONE FREIGHT Greensboro, NC EOE M/F

Buy * Save * Sell Notice is hereby given that on February 24, 2010 at 9AM at 706 West Fairfield Road, High Point, N.C. The undersigned All American Self Storage in accordance with G.S. 44A-43, will sell at public sale by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored by the undersigned:


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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.

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Hair Stylist and Nail Tech needed at Stylemasters to take Walk-Ins & Call -Ins. Kim 442-8616


O a k R i d g e Manufacturing is taking applications for Person that is experienced in both Springing up Frames, Manual Stuffing Back an d Seat Cu shions. For more information call 472-6877



CNC Lathe or Mill Machinist - Manufacturer of Titanium Valve and Valvetrain components has an immediate opening for skilled CNC Machinists to work 1st and 2nd shift. Requires use of precision measuring equipment (calipers and micrometers), ability to read blueprints and perform basic shop math. Knowledge of Fanuc controls, G-codes and program editing are n e c e s s a r y . Qualified candidate must be able to perform own setups. Knowledge of CNC lathes and mills by Miyano, Daewoo, OKK, Mori-Seiki, Puma and Lynx helpful. Knowledge of Centerless Grinding a plus. Email resume, salary history, and preferred work hours to tscannell@, fax 336-475-3758 or mail to 37 High Tech Blvd., Thomasville, NC 27360.


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FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR The Oaks of Thomasville a growing provider of Assisted Living services for Seniors, has an exciting opportunity available for the position of Food Service Supervisor. Supervisory experience is required. Please send resumes to: Angela Daniels Executive Director The Oaks of Thomasville 915 West Cooksey Dr Thomasville, NC 27360 otexecdirector Where Buyers & Sellers Meet

The Classifieds Front Desk Person for Healthcare Office. Experience preferred but not required. Must be a Detail Oriented Multi-Tasking Problem S o l v e r . G o o d Computer Skills a must. Reply in confidence to box 986, C/O High Point Enterprise, PO Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261 PT Medical Records Specialist Needed to process medical records requests at a hospital in High Point, NC. Medical administrative or clerical experience strong customer service experience. Tuesday and Friday; day shift. Competitive compensation offer. To apply visit:


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DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL SERVICES Centerclair, a 60-bed nursing facility, is seeking a self-motivated, compassionate, detail-oriented individual to coordinate and carry out the social work and admissions duties. Bachelor’s degree in related field is strongly preferred with knowledge of long-term care regulations, including Medicare/Medicaid. Two years experience in long term care and supervisory experience is preferred. Excellent salary and benefit package provided. Qualified applicants, please apply to: Centerclair Attn: HR 185 Yountz Rd. Lexington, NC 27292 or email: EOE



A I R L I N E S A R E HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. F A A a p p r o v e d program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation I n s t i t u t e o f Maintenance (888) 349-5387. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 888899-6918.



Exp Upholsters needed. Serious Applicants only. 6022 Lois Lane, Archdale, 27263. 861-6000 H I G H S C H O O L GRADS- US Navy has immediate openings. Nuclear Power Trainees: B average in science and math. S p e c i a l O P S : excellent physical condition. Career opportunity, will train, relocation required, no medical or legal issues. Good pay, full ben efits, m oney for college. Call Mon-Fri, 800-662-7419 for local interview.


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Archdale – 506-A Playground. Nice 1 BR, 1 BA apt. Water, stove, refrig. furn. Hardwood floors. No smoking, no pets. $350/mo + sec dep. Call 434-3371 Archdale nice 2br, 1ba Apt., range and refridge, W/D connect., $450. mo, $450. dep. 431-2346 L i k e n e w 2 b r Townhouse, $550. mo, Call 336-2678585 Now Leasing Apts Newly Remodeled, 1st Month Free Upon Approved Application, Reduced Rents, Call 336-889-5099

Call Melissa @ 336-882-1601 or email resume to: melissa@

Maid Service seeks honest, mature, hardworking women. Weekday hours. Comp. includes base pay, car allowance, bonus, & tips. Apply 131 W. Parris Ave., Ste. #14, High Point. NEW Norwood SAWMILLS- LumberMatePro handles logs 34“ diameter, mills boards 27“ wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! 300N. 1-800-6617746, ext. 300N.

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Chefs, Cooks, Linecooks, Dishwasher, Bakers & Wait Staff. Call 336-442-1086


E L E C T R I C I A N S HELPER needed. Apply in person at J.D. Hill Electric 1534 National Hwy T’ville 475-1410 MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR: Specialty Chemical Manufacturer has an o p e n i n g f o r M a i n t e n a n c e Supervisor in its High Point facility. Minimum 5 years I n d u s t r i a l M a i n t e n a n c e experience along with high school diploma o r e q u i v a l e n t required. Experience in welding, pipefitting, rotating equipment, Utilities, electrical and instrumentation is desired. Valid driver’s license required. Excellent benefits and c o m p e n s a t i o n package. Mail resume, with salary requirement to: Innospec Active Chemicals, Attn: Operations Mgr., 510 West Grimes Ave., High Point, NC 27260. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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3 ROOM APARTMENT partly furnished. 476-5530 431-3483 It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds


128 E. State St............... 650sf 118 Church .................... 675sf 409 E. Fairfield .............1040sf 615-B N. Hamilton ......... 658sf 128-E State ................... 650sf 124 Church...................1595sf 1321 W. Fairfield ............ 660sf 1001 Phillips .............. 1-2000sf 1321 W Fairfield ............1356sf

2012 English ............4050sf 619 N Hamilton........ 2400sf

724 English........... 1200sf 131 W Parris............ 278-795sf

T’ville1672 sf .......... Office 1638 W’chester ........ Dental 108E Kivett ......... 2784-5568sf

1300 N Main ....... 12540sf 1903 E Green ............ Lot 900 W. Fairfield ......... Lot 333 S. Wrenn ..........8008sf


2136 Brevard.................. 43,277sf

Ambassador Court Apts. Up to 2 Months FREE! 336-884-8040

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1820 Blandwood ......... 5400sf

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255 Swathmore...............93000sf

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1006 W Green ........10,100sf 2507 Surrett .......... 10,080sf 921 Inlet ............... 33,046sf

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1br Archdale $395 1br Lassiter $375 2br Archdale $485 Daycare $3200 L&J Prop 434-2736 2BR, 1BA, 1, Thomasville & 1, HP. Stove & Refrig. $400/mo + dep. 336-442-0488 2BR. Applis, W/D conn. Clean, Good Loc. $460. 431-9478 APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR RENT. (336)884-1603 for info.

T’ville 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse. Stove, refrig., & cable furn. No pets. No Section 8. $440+ dep. 475-2080. WE have section 8 approved apartments. Call day or night 625-0052. WOW Winter Special! 2br $395 remodeled $200dep-sect. 8 no dep E. Commerce 988-9589

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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL 33,300 sq. ft. Excellent industrial building. Good parking & loading. Lots of offices at 2226 Shore Drive. Very reasonable lease at $3900. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111 5000 sq. ft. former daycare with a 5000 sq. ft. fenced in yard. Well located in High Point. Call day or night 336-625-6076 600 SF Wrhs $200 400 SF Office $250 T-ville 336-561-6631 70,000 ft. former Braxton Culler bldg. Well located. Reasonable rent. Call day or night. 336-6256076 Almost new 10,000 sq ft bldg on Baker Road, plenty of parking. Call day or night 336-625-6076 COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL

508 N. HAMILTON. Landmark historic building “THE BUREAU“. Ideal office space for the firm that wants a high profile. 1st level available, 1100 sq. f t . O n e 1 ⁄2 b a t h s , newly renovated, carpet, ample parking For sale OR ............................... $850 602 N. MAIN. Off i c e / s h o w r o o m space, approx. 1700 sq. ft., gas heat, air, two 1 ⁄ 2 baths, some parking .................. $1200 788 A. N. MAIN. Approx. 1500 sq. ft, gas heat, central air, several compartments..................... $950 614 N. HAMILTON. Ideal for beauty or nail salon. Heat, water, hot water, has central A/C............. $685 652 N. MAIN. showroom, approx. 5000 sq. ft..................... $5000 307-E ARCHDALE RD. Office space, approx. 1000 SF, gas heat, central air ............................... $525 1411 WELBORN. Suite 103. Approx. 1000 sq. ft. gas heat, cen air ........... $800 120-122 W. BROAD Approx. 560 SF Gas ht., air, brick, paved street across from railroad station ............................... $596 116 W. BROAD. 280 SF........................... $298

600 N. Main 882-8165 Medi cal Off/ Retail/ Showroom/Manufac. 1200-5000 sqft. $450/mo. 431-7716 Office 615 W English 4300 sf. Industrial 641 McWay Dr, 2500 sf. Fowler & Fowler 883-1333



across from Outback, 1200-4000 sq. ft. D.G. Real-Estate Inc 336-841-7104

The High Point Enterprise is accepting applications in the advertising department for the following position:

Retail Off/Warehouse 2800 sqft $650 10,000 sqft $1600 T-ville 336-362-2119

Advertising Consultant. A highly motivated marketing consultant who understands the difference in selling advertising versus delivering solutions. The right candidate is goal oriented, understands the requirements of achieving goals and meets that expectation through prospecting, finding and delivering solutions for the customer and providing exceptional customer service after the sale. Position is full-time with an opportunity to grow with a highly successful media company. On-the-job training provided, excellent benefits including 401K and major medical. If you thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, take your responsibilities seriously and delight in helping others this could be just what you are looking for. Send cover letter and resume to Lynn Wagner, Advertising Director High Point Enterprise, 210 Church Ave., High Point, NC 27262 or email to Only serious candidates looking for a longterm career need apply. Paxton Media Group LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability.

1200 Corporation .......... 3-6000sf

1938-40 WGreen......... 4000sf

2330 English ............9874sf 521 S Hamilton .........4875sf 920 W Fairfield .......... 28000sf

503 Old Tville......... 30493sf 3204E Kivett............ 2750-5000sf

2112 S. Elm ............... 30,000sf 2505 Surrett ................ 8000sf 1125 Bedford ............ 30,000sf

519 S Hamilton ......... 4144sf 3214 E Kivett ........... 2250sf 238 Woodline .......... 8000sf 608 Old T-ville ........ 12-2400sf 1914 Allegany.............. 6000 sf 1945 W Green ........ 25,220+sf 1207 Textile ............. 3500-7000sf

1323 Dorris ...........8880sf 2815 Earlham ......... 15650sf 232 Swathmore ........ 47225sf

SHOWROOM 207 W. High .........2500sf 422 N Hamilton ........ 7237sf

404 N Wrenn........6000sf 307 Steele St ............. 11,050sf 135 S. Hamilton ......... 30000sf

Craven-Johnson-Pollock 615 N. Hamilton St. 884-4555



1711-B Welborn St., HP. 2BR duplex w/stove, refrig., dishwasher, like new, W/D conn. $515/mo 248-6942

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651 Ward ...............38,397sf 2415 English Rd..........21485sf

1937 W Green ........... 26447sf


Looking to increase or decrease your office size. Large & Small Office spaces. N High Point. All amenities included & Conference Room, Convenient to the Airport.

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The Classifieds 1 Bedroom 1120-B Campbell S ......... $225 500 Henley St................. $300 313Allred Place................$315 227 Grand St .................. $325 118 Lynn Dr..................... $375 2Bedrooms 709-B Chestnut St.......... $350 711-B Chestnut St ........... $375 316 Friendly Ave ............. $375 713-A Scientific St........... $395 1140 Montlieu Ave .......... $400 2301 Delaware Pl............ $400 1101 Wayside Dr.............. $400 309 Windley St. .............. $425 1706 Valley Ridge ........... $475 210-D Oakdale Dr........... $550 1417 N. Hamilton ............ $550 812 English Ct. ......... $600 205 Nighthawk Pl ........... $895 5056 Bartholomew’s... $950

3 Bedrooms 704 E. Kearns St ............ $450 201 Murray St ................. $450 805 Nance Ave .............. $450 1110 Adams .................... $475 302 Ridgecrest .............. $575 1033 Foust St. ................ $575 352 Wingo St ................. $600 1921 Ray Alexander...... $950 3503 Morris Farm Rd . $1150

1200 Wynnewood .........$1400 Call About Rent Specials Fowler & Fowler 883-1333

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885-6149 2BR/1BA. Pilot School District. New Cent A/C & Carpet. $495 mo + dep 475-6010 2BR Central Air, carpet, blinds, appls., No pets. 883-4611 LM

A fast-growing Ambulatory Surgery Center located in North Greensboro is seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Company offers excellent health benefits, 401K, and earned paid time off. Day shift M-F, no holidays. Nursing positions must have current NC RN license and CPR certification. If interested fax resume to 1-866-5041455. Director of Nursing responsible for directing and coordinating all clinical activities, resources, and personnel along with oversight of clinical policies and accreditation processes. 5+ years OR experience, and at least 1-yr as a Director of Nursing, preferably at an ASC. Operating Room Registered Nurse with 2+ years operating room experience, preferably in Neurology. Pre-Op PACU Registered Nurse with 2+ years of recovery or ICU, and IV experience. Certified Radiologist Technician with 2+ years experience, preferably in Neurology and Pain Management.

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3 BEDROOMS 920 Grace ...............$375 604 Parkwood........ $450 1605 Pershing ........ $450 1805 Whitehall ........ $450 2823 Craig Point ........$500

1918 Cedrow .......... $425 1922 Cedrow.......... $425 221-A Chestnut ...........$398 1108 Hickory Chapel Road .......................$375 1444 N Hamilton $385 313 Hobson.................$335 1506 Graves ................$398 1009 True Lane ...........$450 1015 True Lane............$450 100 Lawndale ..............$450 3228 Wellingford ....... $450

1609 Pershing..............$500

2 BEDROOMS 811-A Granby.......... $225 605 & 613 Fowler ............................... $400 401- A Chestnut ..........$375 1732 E. Kivett...............$298 1301 Bencini.................$325 1305 Bencini ................$325 612 A Chandler ...........$335 1502-A Leonard ..........$250 916-B Amos .................$198 201 Kelly.......................$350 533 Flint .......................$375 1415 Johnson ......... $398 804 Winslow .......... $335 2600 Holleman.......... $498 702 E Commerce ....... $250

1316 B Vernon .............$250 106-D Thomas........ $395 2709 E. Kivett......... $398 224-C Stratford ...........$365 824-H Old Winston Rd ......................................$550 706-C Railroad ............$345 2618 Woodruff.............$460 231 Crestwood............$425 916 Westbrook............$590 1423 Cook ...................$420 1502 Larkin ..................$325 305-A Phillips...............$300 706 E Commerce ....... $250

304-B Phillips...............$300 1407-A E. Commerce ......................................$325 1101 Carter St...............$350 1709-F E. Lexington ................................$375 705-B Chestnut...........$390 1110 Bridges.................$440 215-G Dorothy........ $360

1 BEDROOM 620-17A N. Hamilton ................................ $310 1202 Cloverdale ..... $225 618-12A N. Hamilton ............................... $298 1003 #2 N. Main ..... $298 Apt. #6 .........................$379 320G Richardson ....... $335

620-20B N. Hamilton ......................................$375

SECTION 8 2600 Holleman....... $498 1423 Cook St.......... $420 900 Meredith ......... $298 614 Everette ........... $498 1500-B Hobart ....... $298 1106 Grace ............. $425 406 Greer .............. $325 1319 Foust .............. $398

600 N. Main St. 882-8165 3BR, 2BA at 1709 Edm o n d s o n S t . $480/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111. 3BR/2BA, Central H/A. 3 15 Druid St, $675 mo . Call after 4pm. 336-231-9260 3BR/2BA, Fenced in yard. Carpeted. Nice $950mo, 454-1478

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4 BEDROOMS 112 White Oak.........$1195 3700 Innwood ........$1195 622 Dogwood ........ $895 3 BEDROOMS 1312 Granada ......... $895 306 Northridge........$875 509 Langdale ..........$750 415 Heitman ............$750 934 Londonderry ....... $725 2705 Ingleside Dr ....$725 1728-B N. Hamilton . $695 1700-F N.hamilton ... $625

813 Magnolia .......... $595 2415 Williams ..........$575 726 Bridges.............$575 1135 Tabor...............$575 403 Snider.............. $550 1604 W. Ward ........ $550 1020 South ............. $550 2208-A Gable way .. $550

601 Willoubar.......... $550 1605 Staley............. $525 324 Louise ............. $525 1016 Grant .............. $525 919 Old Winston ..... $525 409 Centennial....... $500 2209-A Gable Way .. $500 127 Pinecrest.......... $495 2219 N. Centennial.. $495

1019 Montlieu ..........$475 912 Putnam .............$475 1606 Larkin............. $450 114 Greenview ........ $450 502 Everett ............ $450 322 Walker............. $425 1725 Lamb ............. $395 2 BEDROOM 2640 2D Ingleside $780

1048 Oakview......... $650 213 W. State........... $600 101 #6 Oxford Pl ..... $535 1540 Beaucrest ...... $525 215 Friendly ............ $500 204 Prospect ......... $500 1420 Madison......... $500 16 Leonard ............. $495 419 Peace ...............$475 1198 Day................. $450 1707 W. Rotary ....... $450 1100 Wayside ......... $450 111 Chestnut ........... $450 1101 Blain ................ $450 700-B Chandler...... $425 12 June................... $425 205-A Tyson Ct...... $425 204 Hoskins ........... $425 1501-B Carolina ...... $425 321 Greer ............... $400 1206 Adams ........... $400 324 Walker............. $400 713-B Chandler ...... $399 305 Allred............... $395 1043-B Pegram ...... $395 908 E. Kearns ........ $395 1704 Whitehall ........ $385 601-B Everett ..........$375 2306-A Little ...........$375 501 Richardson .......$375 1227 Redding ......... $350 305 Barker ............. $350 406 Kennedy.......... $350 311-B Chestnut....... $350 1705-A Rotary ........ $350 1516-B Oneka......... $350 3006 Oakcrest ....... $325 909-A Old Tville...... $325 4703 Alford ............ $325 1633-B Rotary ........ $300 313-B Barker .......... $300 314-B W. Kearns .... $295 1116-B Grace .......... $295 1711-B Leonard ....... $285 1517 Olivia............... $280 1515 Olivia............... $280 1 BEDROOM 1123-C Adams ........ $495 1107-B Robin Hood........ $425 1107-C Robin Hood . $425

620-A Scientific .......$375 508 Jeanette...........$375 1119-A English......... $350 910 Proctor............. $325 910 Proctor............. $325 309-B Chestnut ......$275 502-B Coltrane .......$270 1228 Tank............... $250 1317-A Tipton.......... $235 608-A Lake ............ $225 CONRAD REALTORS 512 N. Hamilton 885-4111 4BR/2BA home, Fncd Workshop, Dead End St. $795 472-0224

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602 E. Kearns Ave. 2br, remodeled bath & kitchen, $475. mo + dep. Call 861-6970

4 BEDROOMS 103 Roelee ..................... $950 3 BEDROOMS 603 Denny...................... $750 601 E. Lexington............. $725 216 Kersey ..................... $600 281 Dorothy.................... $550 1511 Long........................ $525 1414 Madison ................. $525 205 Guilford ................... $495 1439 Madison................. $495 205 Kendall .................... $495 3613 Eastward #3 .......... $450 920 Forest ..................... $450 707 Marlboro.................. $400 1215 & 19 Furlough ......... $375 1005 Park ....................... $350 2 BEDROOMS 2847 Mossy Mdow ........ $900 902-1A Belmont ............. $600 228 Hedgecock ............. $600 500 Forrest .................... $525 8798 US 311 #2............... $495 1806 Welborn ................. $495 2410 Dallas..................... $460 906 Beaumont ............... $475 320 Player...................... $425 2715-B Central ............... $395 215-B W. Colonial........... $400 600 WIllowbar ................ $400 283 Dorthy ..................... $400 913 Howard.................... $375 502 Lake ........................ $375 1418 Johnson ................. $375 1429 E Commerce ......... $375 802 Barbee .................... $350 503 Hill St ....................... $350 3602-A Luck .................. $350 415 A Whiteoak.............. $325 286 Dorthoy................... $300 1311 Bradshaw ...............$300 1223 A Franklin............... $270 1 BEDROOMS 311 E. Kendall ................. $350 313 B Kersey .................. $340 205 A&B Taylor .............. $285 911-A Park ...................... $250 Storage Bldgs. Avail. COMMERCIAL SPACE 11246NMain 1200s.......... $850

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RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL NEEDS Call CJP 884-4555 1 BEDROOM Chestnut Apts ................ $295 2 BEDROOMS 1509 C Waverly .............. $250 423 Royal Oak................ $500 311 Avery ........................ $400 1003B Blair ..................... $425 1704 Long St .................. $450 3016 D Sherrill ................ $375 1348 Bailey Cir ............... $575

1661W Lexington ....... $625 1348 Bailey Cir........... $595 2106 Arbrook............. $650 3762 Pineview ........... $500 317-B Greenoak ........ $550 2620 1-B Ingleside ......... $655

607 Hedrick ...............$375 209 Motsinger........... $350 2415A Francis......... $500 310 Ardale .............. $545 $100 Deposit 5363 Darr................$275 1827-B Johnson ............. $600 512 North ....................... $575 706 Kennedy.......... $350 206-A Moon Pl .......... $295

2604 Triangle Lake ........ $350 Scientific................. $395 Woodside Apts.............. $450 1310 C Eaton Pl .............. $450 1011 Grant ...................... $400 1724C N Hamilton .......... $625 3 BEDROOMS 8015 Clinard Farm .......... $895 2508 Eight Oaks............. $750 2122 Stoneycreek .......... $695 2603 Ty Cir..................... $600 511 Blain Ct..................... $575 3010C Sherrill ................. $525 1310 Forrest.................... $550 308 A W. Ward .............. $500 223 Hobson................... $425 1013 Adams............. $415 2915 Central Av ......... $525 650 Wesley ................ $415

4 BEDROOMS 5505 Haworth Ct ......... $2000 Craven-Johnson Pollock 615 N. Hamilton St. 884-4555


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Mobile Home for rent Archdale and Thomasville area. Weekly or monthly. Call 883-8650 Need space in your garage?

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3BR/2BA, Central H/A. 3 15 Druid St, $675 mo . Call after 4pm. 336-231-9260

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1st week 1/2 price. Fully furnished. All utilities. $100. in High Point. Call 848-2689

A Better Room 4U in town - HP within walking distance of stores, buses. 886-3210. AFFORDABLE rooms for rent. Call 491-2997 LOW Weekly Rates a/c, phone, HBO, eff. Travel Inn Express, HP 883-6101 no sec. dep.

Private extra nice. Quiet. No alochol/drugs 108 Oakwood 887-2147 Rooms, $100- up. No Alcohol or Drugs. Incld Util.. 887-2033

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Walking dist.HPU rooming hse. Util.,cent. H/A, priv. $90-up. 989-3025.



FREE CAMPING FEBRUARY for 1st time visitors. All RVs Welcome, Motorhomes, Trailers, Popups, Campers, Conversions. Gorgeous North Carolina Resort Ca mpgroun d, Amazing Amenities. Call 800-841-2164 Today! NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC- Warm Sunshine! Oceanfront Luxury Beach Homes and Condos. Best Selection, Service and Rates Guaranteed! FREE BROCHURE. 866-878-2756 or www.northmyrtlebea


Farm & Timberland Auction1,069+/acres offered in 10 tr acts loc ated in 4 counties in Southeast, VA. 7 tracts sell ABSOLUTE! Tracts range in size from 3 to 437 Acres. Auction held at Golden Leaf Commons in Emporia, VA on March 4 at 5pm. Inspections: February 20 & 27 (Holiday Inn Express-Emporia) from 11am to 3pm. See details at or contact Charlie Wade, Woltz & Associates, Inc., Brokers and Auctionee rs (VA#3 21) 800551-3588.


Cemetery Plots/Crypts

2 Plots in Holly Hill Memorial Cemetery. Quick Sale. Call 336812-1614


Commercial Property

1800 Sq. Ft. Davidson County, Conrad Realtors 336-885-4111 30,000 sq ft warehouse, loading docks, plenty of parking. Call dy or night 336-625-6076



8 Homes Available Furnished, Ready for immediate occupancy Call Tim 336301-4997 $99.00 Down 3 & 4 bedroom homes available w/no credit call Crystal 336301-1448

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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. GOT MEDICARE? You may Qualify for a Power Chair! We check eligibility and benefits for free. Care Giver calls welcome. Freedom Scooters & Chairs @ 1-877-8140661. IF A LOVED ONE Underwent Hemodialysis and received Heparin between August 1, 2007 and April 1, 2008, and died after the use of Heparin, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson, 1800-535-5727.

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Credit Rebuilding Program several programs for instant home ownership. Call 336-629-8299 Foreclosure $99.00 Deposit. Home is move in ready call Chris 336-2322093



2,791.87 +/- Acres Timberland for Sale, Northern Marlboro County, SC, Near NC State Line. Currently Managed for Timber Production. Excellent Road Frontage, Planted Pines. Iron Horse Properties, 800-997-2248. Ads that work!! L A N D O R DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We buy or mar ket deve lopment lots. Mountain or W a t e r f r o n t Communities in NC, SC, VA, TN, AL, GA, FL. Call 800-4551981, Ext.1034. 1 ac. lot Davidson Co. Fairgrove Sch $15k brokr-ownr 4752600


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MATTRESSES Don’t be mislead! Dbl. pillowtop sets. F. $160, Q. $195, K. $250. 688-3108

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AKC Lab Puppies. Black & Yellow. Dewormed, 1st & 2nd shots, Mom & dad on site. Great companion/family dogs. $350/ea. Call 676-8296

CKC Husky’s 1M, & Chihuahua pups shots/wormed, brown eyes, $200. 561-2416 Bichon Poo, Chihuahua, Maltese, Shih Tzu, 498-7721 Rottweiler 1 year old, up to date shots, $350. Female, Moving needs to sale. Call 336-471-5176


Pets - Free

Indoor Male Cat, free to good home 13 yrs old , food, a ccessories, toys all included, declawed, 345-5093


Livestock/ Feed

Fescue Hay $3 per bale. $3.50 del’d Local. Call before 9pm. 336-862-3060


GE Washer & Dryer Super Capacity 2 yrs old, like new, $300. Call 336-240-4569 USED APPLIANCES Sales & Services $50 Service Call 336-870-4380 White Refrigerator 18 cu. ft. Frost Free, good condition, $100. Call 336-240-4569

Call The Classifieds 1983 Dodge Ram Tr uck, $15 00. OBO, New parts, Call 4712445 Tracy 96’ Freightliner Hood Single Axle. 96’ Electronics, 53ft, 102 Dock Lift Trailer. $14,500. Call 4316276 Need space in your garage?



All Terain Vehicles

2002 Honda 300 EX 4 wheeler, w /reverse. Good Cond. $2500 Call 362-4026


Autos for Sale

03 BMW 325I, Black w/tan Lthr int Loaded. CD, New tires. LN $10,500. 307-0020

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04 Dodge Stratus full power, 53k, extra clean, $4200. 336847-4635, 431-6020 05 Malibu Classic, Full Power. 70k. Exc. Cond. $3,700. Call 431-6020/847-4635 07 Chevy Malibu, 35k mi, auto, 4 cylinder, new Michelins, $9,950. 510-8794

96 Saturn SC2, 2dr, auto,a/c, clean dependable car, $2500. 689-2165 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

GUARANTEED FINANCING 97 Dodge Avenger $800 dn 02 Saturn L200 $900 dn 01 Jeep Cherokee $1200 dn 96 Chevy Cheyenne $1000 dn Plus Many More!

Auto Centre, Inc. Corner of Lexington & Pineywood in Thomasville

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$777 POOLS POOLS Complete New 19x31 Family Pool with huge deck, fence, liner, skimmer, filter and motor. 100% financing. We Will Not Be Undersold!! 1-888256-2122.

Large Comm. Van, ’95 Dodge Van 2500, new motor & trans., 883-1849 $3000 neg

PLYMOUTH Concorde 1951. Sale or TradeNeeds restoring. $2100 firm. 431-8611

DISH NETWORK $19.99/mo. Why Pay More? FREE install w/DVR (up to 6 r ooms) FREE Movie Channels (3 months) AND $400+ New Customer Bonus! 1-888679-4649. NEW Norwood SAWMILLS- LumberMatePro handles logs 34“ diameter, mills boards 27“ wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! 300N. 1-800-6617746, ext. 300N.


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Thomasville Mini Storage. 7 x 10’s, 10 x10’s, 10 x 20’s. 6th Month Free Rent. 336-883-7035


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BUYING ANTIQUES Collectibles, Coins, 239-7487 / 472-6910 Looking to buy Bedroom Suite w/ 2 Twin Beds w/headboards, dresser, and night stand. Needs for 2 small boys. Call Emily 906-8637

Miscellaneous Transportation

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE- Receive $1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free M a m m o g r a m s , Breast Canc er info: Free Towing, Tax Deductible, Non-Runners Accepted, 1-888-4685964.



1995 HD Road King. Less than 18K. Lots of Chrome. Blk & Silver w/hardbags. $10,500. 336-345-4221


Recreation Vehicles

’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 Outback 35 ft. Camper, 2 slide outs, house type shower, 2 bdrs. $19,995. Call 687-1659 ’90 Winnebago Chiefton 29’ motor home. 73,500 miles, runs



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98’ Jeep Wrangler 4WD auto, a/c, cruise, ps/ brakes, ex. cond. , $9000. 215-1892

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2000 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4. 68k miles, White. $7900 or trade for Jeep Wrangler of equal value. D-8703230/N-861-3250

FORD ’69. SELL OR TRADE. 429 eng., Needs restoring $1000/Firm. 431-8611



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WANTED 10 HOMES For 2010 to advertise siding, windows, sunrooms or roofs. Save hundreds of dollars. Free Washer/Dryer or Refrigerator with Job. All credit accepted. Payments $89/month. 1-866668-8681.



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Comfort Glo unvented 24in. Natural Gas Logs, pilot light, manual control, $100. 869-5345

A new mattress set T$99 F$109 Q$122 K$191. Can Del. 336-992-0025

AKC Golden Retriever Pups. 1 Blonde M. 1st shots Re ady to go now $250 669-7810

We buy Junk Cars. Call Arski Towing 336-884-5450

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1 Male To y Poodle Puppy for sale. Dob 12/26/09. $225. Call anytime 472-7524

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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

1975 Grand Prix under shed for 20 yrs., 2dr.,/400 Cu. In. $1250. Call 431-6276


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PUBLIC AUCTIONBuilding Materials & Home Improvement Items. Saturday, February 27 at 10 a.m. 264 Wilson Park Road, Statesville, NC. Selling for Secured Lender, Lumber & Molding Inventory from Former Lumber Manufacturer. New Lumber, Molding, Hardwood Flooring, Carpet, Tile, Cabinets. www.ClassicAuctions. com. 704-507-1449. NCAF5479.


New mountain house 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with porch and 2-car garage o n 2 acres $145,000, 336-4494852

Nice 2br hrdwood flrs, gas heat/air, $500. mo 431-8865

Deceased Estate (with additions) Sun Feb 28 1:pm @ Triangle Fitness 905-A Old Winston Rd Kville Sampling of items: Jugtown, vintage dolls, old metal toys & Barbies, vintage risqué cards, old trumpet w/case & books, Timberlake prints, vintage kid’s books, Jenny Lind bed, wrought-iron canopy bed, antique piecrust tables, antique lyre-base table, McCoy, Fostoria, Fenton, LOADS of jewelry, TREASURES GALORE! See photos & details at 3,007,251 views in 2009 Why call anyone else? #5098JCPegg996-4414

Bassett 3 Piece Living Room Suite, Sofa, Chair and Love Seat. Excellent Condition Call 475-8565 leave message


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BIG BOYS TOYS AUCTION. Saturday, Febr uary 27, 9:30 am. Come & buy your dream equipment, trucks, trailers, etc. 7250 NC 210 N, Angier. Johnson Properties. 919-639-2231. www.johnsonproperti NCAL7340

Firewood. Split, Seasoned & Delivered, $85 3/4 Cord. Call 817-2787/848-8147

Area Foreclosure qualifies for first time home buyer $99.00 down Call Ted 336-302-9979

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Auction Today @ 1:pm! 905-A Old Winston Rd (@Triangle Fitness Kville) NEW contemporary furniture from HP Market Showroom display (+/- 80 pieces!) PLUS pristine antiques, art, glassware, crystal, silver & treasures GALORE! from Oak Ridge collector forced to relocate. 3,007,251 views in 2009 Why call anyone else? #5098JCPegg996-4414

FIREWOOD Seasoned & delivered. 1/2 cord $60; full cord $110. Call 442-4439

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2 & 3 BR homes Sophia, Randleman & Elon plus Handyman Homes Fix it and it’s yours! Sophie & Randleman 336-495-1907 Elon 336-449-3090



REAL EST ATE AUCTION- 3204 Evans Street, Morehead City, NC. Saturday, February 27th, 10:00 A M, 4-Bed room, 2Bath House & Garage Apartment, Second Row Bogue Sound View, Selling By Order of Trustee, www.HouseAuctionCompany. com, 252-729-1162, NCAL#7889.


A-1 ROOMS. Clean, close to stores, buses, A/C. No deposit. 803-1970.

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Cash 4 riding mower needing repair or free removal if unwanted & scrap metal 882-4354


Call The High Point Enterprise! 888-3555 or For Sale By Owner, Realtors & Builders are Welcome! 516028

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CLASSIFIED Showcase of Real Estate Fairgrove/East Davidson Schools. Approximately 1 acre $15,000. More wooded lots available.

Existing Home Owner can build and get up to $6,500 tax credit! Plus the first 3 buyers can get their lot at 1/2 price!!

NEW HOMES DAVIDSON COUNTY Lots starting at $34,900 Homes starting at $225,000 Special Financing at 4.75%

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398 NORTHBRIDGE DR. 3BR, 2BA, Home, 2 car garage, Nice Paved Patio Like new $169,900 OWNER 883-9031 OPEN HOUSE MOST SAT. & SUN. 2-4



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7741 Turnpike Road, Trinity, NC 1844/1846 Cedrow Dr. H.P. New construction, 3BR, 2Bath, city utility, heat pump, Appliances included $99,900.00

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19 Forest Dr Fairgrove Forest, Thomasville $1000. Cash to buyer at closing. 1.5 ac Landscaped, 3BR, 2Baths, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room with Fireplace, Den with Fireplace, Office. Carpet over Hardwood. Crown Molding thru out. Attached over sized double garage. Unattached 3 bay garage with storage attic. 2400sqft. $260,000.


*PRICE REDUCTION-POSSIBLE SELLER FINANCING! Quality built custom home on 40+ acres of beautiful woodlands & pastures. Many out buildings including a double hangar & official/recorded landing strip for your private airplane. Home features 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sunroom, brick landscaped patio, hardwired sound system, 4 car carport, covered breezeway. You must see to fully appreciate this peaceful, private country estate -- Priced to sell at $579,000


HOME FOR SALE 1014 Hickory Chapel Road, 2br, Florida room, dining room, fireplace, garage, new heatpump, completely remodeled. Great for starter home or rental investment. Priced Reduced $59,900


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N.C. State’s Tracy Smith (left) goes over Wake Forest’s Chas McFarland to score during the second half of Saturday’s ACC battle at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Smith finished with 14 points in the Wolfpack’s 68-54 upset victory.

RALEIGH – Three days after blowing a double-digit lead against Maryland, N.C. State was determined not to let it happen again Saturday. The Wolfpack didn’t. Putting up a barrier that No. 23-ranked Wake Forest was unable to penetrate, the downtrodden Wolfpack didn’t fold after scraping out an ugly 10point cushion at the half and went on to prevail 68-54 for their first Atlantic Coast Conference victory since topping Duke on Jan. 20. Suffering a second straight loss, the Deacons (18-6) dropped to 8-5 in the league as they remained fourth and dropped two games behind second-place Maryland. The last-place Wolfpack improved to 3-10 in the conference and 15-13. “We were much more energetic coming out of the half than we were against Maryland,” State forward C.J. Williams said. “Guys were talking in the locker room and focused. We just stayed positive. We knew that we could do this.” They did it by not buckling when Wake cut the lead to six at 46-40 with 8:58 left in the game. The Demon Deacons failed on three opportunities to draw closer. “That would have put some real pressure on them if we could have cut it to four,” Wake guard Ish Smith said. “They would have been looking up at the clock. That would have given us some confidence. But we could not get below six and that was the game.” State went on an 11-3 run fu-

eled by two 3-pointers by Farnold Degand and one by Javier Gonzalez. Wake drew to within 10 on back-to-back buckets by Ish Smith before State held by hitting 9 of 11 free throws down the stretch to finish its fifth straight victory over the Deacons at the RBC Center. “This time we weren’t thinking about what happened in the first half,” Degand said. “We were thinking about finishing the game off the way we were supposed to.” State started and finished it by disrupting Wake’s offense by preventing Smith from driving into the lane for shots. The Deacons also failed to make a 3-point shot for the first time since a 1992 contest against Tulane, a streak of 575 games. “We stuck to the game plan and put up a wall,” Degand said. “We wanted to keep Smith from driving into the lane and wanted to make the other guys beat us outside the lane.” The strategy kept Wake from ever gaining traction after a horrible start in which it committed 15 turnovers and made just seven field goals on the way to trailing 28-18 at the end of the first half. Smith finished with 12 points as Al-Farouq Aminu led Wake with 15 before fouling out. L.D. Williams added 12 points. “We had 15 turnovers in the first half and that gave them 15 more opportunities to score,” Williams said. “You are just not going to win many games like that.” Both teams are off until Saturday when Wake plays host to North Carolina and State goes to Miami. | 888-3519

Hargraves reaches milestone as HPU women roll BY STEVE HANF ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER

HIGH POINT – The game well in hand – almost before it began – High Point University’s women still watched intently from the bench in the closing minutes. Jurica Hargraves gave the Panthers one false alarm on a jumper that rimmed out. The junior’s next shot found nothing but net, a 3-pointer around a Kirsten Pfahl screen that made it 74-39 Panthers with 5:38 to play. Coach Tooey Loy immediately called for a timeout as Hargraves headed to the bench for congratulations from her teammates. The 1,000th point of her career proved to be the memorable moment of a 78-49 romp over UNC Asheville at the Millis Center on Saturday. “It’s a great honor,” Hargraves said after becoming the third HPU woman to top 1,000 points in the school’s Division I era. “I struggled at the beginning of the season, so it felt good to get that.” Hargraves finished with 11 points on 4 of 9

shooting. She hit a pair of early 3-pointers, then got within a bucket of the milestone with a jumper at the 11:44 mark of the second half. Not knowing how close she was to a thousand, she didn’t get Hargraves busy shooting until Loy told her to. “I wasn’t going to say anything,” Loy explained before noting he wanted to get other players, especially senior Whitney Tarver, into the contest. “I said, ‘J’s got 999 and I need her to get a thousand so we can get her out of the game. J, be selfish – we need you to get a couple shots up.’ ” Two shots later, she did it. “It’s a great accomplishment for her,” Loy said. The Panthers (15-11, 8-5 Big South Conference) hit their first five shots and 10 of 14 in opening a 17-0 lead against the Bulldogs (7-19, 2-11). Asheville missed its first 12 attempts – mix-

ing in four turnovers in the first eight minutes – as the first-half lead grew to 21 points on several occasions and settled at 42-21 for the half. Asheville got no closer than 17 points in the final 20 minutes thanks to a 19-2 run midway through the period that made it 63-29. Everybody got into the act: Freshman Erin Reynolds scored 15 off the bench to go with four steals. Mackenzie Maier added 10 points, eight rebounds and four blocks. LaTeisha Dean and Frances Fields each scored nine points, and Amy Dodd had eight. Fields also had a game-high 11 rebounds and five assists. Twelve Panthers in all took the court for at least seven minutes. “You’ve got so many people hanging around 10 points, great stats – that’s the way we want to play, make sure we share, everybody gets their looks,” said Loy, whose team plays host to Presbyterian on Monday. “I thought we were a really, really good basketball team today.” | 888-3526

Oh, Man! Liberty star sinks Panther men SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The High Point University men’s basketball team built a nine-point lead at halftime, but Liberty’s Kyle Ohman collected 24 points in the second half and 39 in the game to lead the Flames to a 76-67 win over

the Panthers on Saturday night at the Vines Center. Eugene Harris scored 17 points and Nick Barbour added 13 for the Panthers. “We were two different teams,” said HPU head coach Scott Cherry. “In the first half we were one of the best teams in the confer-

ence. We did the things we wanted to on both offense and defense. In the second half we let them get right back in it, not so much just scoring but we let them do things. We gave up second-chance points, took fouls and made silly mistakes. You can’t give the other team confidence like that.”

High Point fell to 13-14 overall and 8-8 in the Big South. Liberty improved to 14-14 overall and 8-8 in the Big South. The Panthers went 1-for-7 from the field over the final four minutes, the only score a three-pointer by David Campbell with 10 seconds to play.




or whatever reason, the RBC Center has become a black hole for Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons lost for the fifth straight time on N.C. State’s home floor. This one was totally unexpected, driving the less than capacity crowd of Wolfpack nation to show more than the mild enthusiasm it generated during the first half. State came in riding a five-game losing streak and buried in the ACC basement. Wake started the week ranked No. 23 and still thinking about catching Duke for the ACC regular-season title.

The Deacs were smarting from a tough 87-83 loss at Virginia Tech, but had not lost back-to-back games since December. They certainly didn’t play like a conference championship contender on Saturday, especially while committing 15 turnovers and missing 14 of their first 15 shots in an ugly first half. L.D. Williams offered no explanation for why Wake got off to such a poor start and turned in its worst performance of the season. He claimed Wake wasn’t looking past State. “We prepare for everybody to play our best,” Williams said. “In the ACC, there

are no bad teams even though their records might make you think that. We overlooked William and Mary. We didn’t overlook State. We just gave them the ball too much.” Instead of a chance at first place, the Deacons will be eliminated from contention if Duke wins tonight against Virginia Tech. The Deacs don’t play again until hosting UNC on Saturday. Even though the Tar Heels are struggling, Wake can’t count on a sure victory if it doesn’t pick up its game.





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Twenty area teams have qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association boys and girls basketball playoffs, which open Monday and continue with sectional tournament games Wednesday and Friday. The four winners in the eight classifications of Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sectional championship games then advance to the regionals, with games slated next Tuesday through Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum and UNC Greensboro (West) and J.H. Rose High and East Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minges Coliseum (East). The private school brackets will be determined today, with first-round games beginning at the higher seeds Tuesday. Quarterfinal games will be held Thursday, semifinals Friday and championship tilts Saturday of this week. On Thursday, Wesleyan Christian Academy (girls) and Westchester Country Day School (boys) will serve as hosts of the 2A tournament (Westchester, High Point Christian), while WCA will play host to all four semifinal games Friday. The championships will be played at 2 and 4 p.m. at Forsyth Country Day. Wesleyan teams in the 3A bracket would play at American Hebrew or Greensboro Day on Thursday and Friday, with the title games slated for FCD at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

1A West No. 2 Bishop McGuinness girls (17-7) vs. No. 3 Bessemer City (17-10), 6:30 p.m. No. 2 Bishop McGuinness boys (16-10) vs. No. 3 Bessemer City (13-8), 8 p.m. Wildcard South Davidson boys (6-14) at No. 1 Cherryville (22-2), 8 p.m.

2A East No. 3 Trinity girls (11-15) at No. 2 Jordan-Matthews (23-4), 7 p.m. No. 3 Trinity boys (20-5) at No. 2 Reidsville (20-5), 7 p.m. No. 4 Wheatmore girls (8-16) at No. 1 Burlington Cummings (20-2), 7 p.m.

2A West No. 2 T.W. Andrews girls (8-12) vs. No. 2 East Lincoln (22-5), 6:30 p.m. No. 1 T.W. Andrews boys (15-7) vs. No. 4 East Davidson (12-11), 8 p.m. No. 2 East Davidson girls (20-5) vs. No. 3 Lincolnton (13-8), 7 p.m. No. 3 Thomasville girls (9-9) at No. 1 Charlotte Berry Academy (23-4), 6:30 p.m. No. 3 Thomasville boys (8-13) at No. 1 Berry (20-7), 8 p.m.

3A East No. 1 Ledford girls (16-8) vs. No. 5 Eastern Alamance (14-7), 7 p.m.

3A West No. 4 Ledford boys (15-9) at No. 1 Concord (22-5), 8 p.m.

4A West No. 1 SW Guilford girls (19-6) vs. No. 4 Greensboro Smith (14-9), 7 p.m. No. 4 SW Guilford boys (9-15) at No. 1 Reagan (19-3), 7 p.m. No. 3 HP Central girls (21-4) at No. 2 SE Guilford (16-8), 7 p.m. No. 3 HP Central boys (12-11) at No. 2 Western Guilford (16-8), 7 p.m. No. 4 Ragsdale girls (13-11) at No. 1 R.J. Reynolds (23-3), 7 p.m. No. 1 Ragsdale boys (13-13) vs. No. 4 Grimsley (14-8), 7 p.m.


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Trinity grapplers head to state meet en masse ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORTS

WRESTLING 2A MID-EAST REGIONAL CLIMAX â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Trinity won the 2A Mid-East Regional championship title held Friday and Saturday at Providence Grove and saw 12 wrestlers qualify for the N.C. High School Athletic Association state championship. The Bulldogs, who lost in the third round of the dual-team playoffs, may just have enough competitors this Friday and Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum to make some noise in the team race at the individual championships. Five of the six Bulldogs who reached the regional title bout finished with wins. Anthony Chanthalaska won at 103 pounds, Ryan Simmons prevailed at 119, Joseph Anders was tops at 130, Nick Vetell won at 152 and Cameron King was first at 171. Gant Shedden ended up second at 189 pounds. Other Bulldogs battled their way through the consolation bracket for a top-four finish and trip to the state meet. Third-place showings came from Tyler Myers (112), Casey Bruce (135), Alex Gueravea (140), Angelo Dunn (215) and Zack McNeil (heavyweight), while Shane Stafford took fourth at 125. Vetell was named the regionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Most Outstanding Performer and advances to the state meet for a second straight year along with Anders. Freshmen making their first appearance for the Bulldogs are Chanthalaska, Myers, Simmons and Gueravea.

the stops it needed on defense and got two foul shots apiece from Ike Nwamu and Cole Morgenstern to ice the win. Nwamu finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Deuce Bello tallied 14 points, 10 boards and five blocks, while Josh Burton added nine points. Jordan Weethee paced HPCA with 22 points. Mitchell Oates added 12 and Joseph McManus 10.

INDOOR TRACK NCHSAA 12/2A/3A CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAPEL HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cummingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; girls and Ashevilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys captured team titles in the NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at UNC Chapel Hill. Cummingsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; girls won with 49 points, followed by Weddington at 46 and Cardinal Gibbons at 42. Southern Guilford shared 38th with three points, while Bishop McGuinness tied for 45th with two points. For the boys, Asheville prevailed with 62 points, followed by Marvin Ridge at 53 and Douglas Byrd at 34. Southern Guilford took sixth with 18 points. T.W. Andrews tied for 30th with six points. Bishop shared 34th with five points. For Andrewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; boys, Cameron McRae placed third in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, six inches. Southern boys took second in the 1,600 relay in 3:34.69. Dajia Ervin of Southern captured seventh in the girls 55-meter dash in 7.53 seconds. Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls bagged seventh in the 1,600 relay in 4:25.63.

NCHSAA 4A CHAMPIONSHIPS BASKETBALL TAC CHAMPIONSHIP HIGH POINT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Westchester Country Day Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys held off High Point Christian Academy 58-53 in the championship game of the Triad Athletic Conference Tournament. The host Wildcats improved to 26-1 and will learn their seeding today for the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 2A playoffs. HPCA also will learn if it earned a berth in the 16-team state tournament. The Cougars pulled within two points in the final minute, but Westchester got

CHAPEL HILL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sophomore Gabrielle Gray finished fourth in the 55-meter dash for High Point Central at Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCHSAA 4A Indoor Track and Field Championships at UNC Chapel Hill. Gray recorded a personal best time of 7.11 seconds in the 55. She also placed ninth in the 300 in 41.29. Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast time in the 55 will qualify her for the national scholastic meet in New York in mid March. Her performance came despite missing substantial time during the indoor season with a hamstring injury. Team results for the 4A meet, delayed last week due to snow, were unavailable at press time.

Bowie, Crocker spark â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;97 PSA Stars White boys team ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORTS

The NCHSAA girls and boys playoffs tip off on Monday at various sites throughout the state. In top photo, Southwest Guilfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shannon Buchanan looks to shoot as High Point Central defenders Arielle Harris (left) and Santia Davis apply pressure. The Cowgirls play host to Greensboro Smith in their 4A playoff opener on Monday at 7 p.m. The Bison, meanwhile, travel to Southeast Guilford for their 4A postseason opener on Monday at 7 p.m. In photo at left, T.W. Andrewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Quan Stevenson (5) goes up for a shot against Wheatmoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Justin Pang in a game earlier this month. The Red Raiders play host to a 2A postseason firstround doubleheader on Monday. Andrewsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; girls take on East Lincoln at 6:30 p.m. The Red Raider boys follow with an 8 p.m. clash against East Davidson. Follow all the playoff action in The High Point Enterprise!

1997 PSA Stars White boys team edged TCYSA Twins ADVANCE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bray Bowie Navy 5-4 on Saturday. booted three goals and Preston Shoaf dished Jack Crocker added two two assists for the Stars goals and an assist as the White, while Sebastain

Haja had one assist. Ryan Bolt served in goal for the Stars White, who play host to the Guil-Rand Thunder today at 2:30 p.m. at Phillips Soccer Complex.



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Danica Patrick collects her thoughts prior to the start of Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Stater Bros. 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Busch wins at California, Danica finishes 31st FONTANA, Calif. (AP) – Danica Patrick accomplished one of her goals by finishing the race. She is still a long way from the lead packs in NASCAR. Kyle Busch barely overtook Greg Biffle out of the final turn of a green-whitechecker finish to win by .051 seconds in the NASCAR Nationwide race at California on Saturday, with Brad Keselowski right behind them. It was a heartbreaking loss for Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Joey Logano, who led 130 laps and was up front when the final caution came out. He finished fifth. Patrick was 31st, three laps off the pace. But unlike Daytona, where she got caught up in a 12-car crash just past the halfway point, she was racing at the finish on the slick two-mile superspeedway where she was originally scheduled to race for the first time. And she made progress during a trying 300 miles, though she wasn’t involved in the exciting finish. On the final restart, created after Brendan Gaughan spun out on lap 145 to bring out a caution, Biffle quickly pushed by Logano and Busch followed him. Busch then got around Biffle on

the final turn and beat him for his 31st Nationwide victory. Logano was trying to win from the pole at California for the second time in a row. But Busch still gave Gibbs its fifth consecutive Nationwide victory in Southern California. When the race restarted after a caution for debris, Logano was in 11th place behind several cars who decided not to pit and 1.5 seconds behind Biffle, who had taken the lead. Logano needed only four laps to move up to fifth and two more laps to get into third behind Biffle and Kevin Harvick. Then on lap 100, Logano regained the lead when he went low on the track and passed Biffle coming out of Turn 4. It looked as if that was where he might stay until he stumbled on the final restart, respinning his tires. Patrick started the day 36th and quickly dropped to the back of the field. She was passed by Logano only 17 laps into the race. Yet, it took another 43 laps before Logano lapped her again. On her first two stops, Patrick was penalized for speeding on pit row. So was veteran driver Carl Edwards, who finished fourth.

Earnhardt knows near-win only a good start FONTANA, Calif. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t getting too excited about his late charge to a surprise second-place finish at Daytona. While Earnhardt admittedly enjoyed the ride – and the reminder of “what success or what doing something good feels like” – he knows a nearwin one race into the season at a track where he’s been good before isn’t a sure indication that everything is right again. The No. 88 team needs more good finishes, and the next chance is today at California. “I know I wouldn’t be able to really convince anybody that we were back or we are a strong team or had fixed anything until we come to these kind of tracks and run good at them,” Earnhardt said. After the season-opening Daytona 500, the restric-

tor plates are off and it’s time to get on the kind of tracks that dominate the 36-race championship season. First comes the 2-mile speedway at California, then the 11⁄2-mile Las Vegas track next weekend. “Everybody in the garage kind of feels like this is the start of the regular season. Daytona is so different than every other kind of racing that we do and of course it’s the Daytona 500,” said Jimmie Johnson, the four-time Sprint Cup champion and California native who has won four times at his home track. Jamie McMurray followed up his whirlwind week of interviews and appearances as the Daytona 500 champion by qualifying on the pole, giving Earnhardt Ganassi Racing a front-row sweep. Juan Pablo Montoya starts alongside McMurray after qualifying sec-

ond, with Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne in the second row. Earnhardt starts 27th at Auto Club Speedway, where his best finish in 16 races was runner-up to Kahne in September 2006. At Daytona, Earnhardt came out of nowhere to almost steal the win during NASCAR’s version of overtime. He was 22nd on the first attempt at a green-white-checker finish and moved into 10th place before another caution set up another restart, and he charged to McMurray’s bumper. Earnhardt, the 2004 Daytona 500 champion and a winner there in July 2001, still has a 58-race winless streak and has won just once his last 135 races. That win was in June 2008 during his first season with the Hendrick Motorsports team that also includes Johnson and Jeff Gordon.

Force leads Funny Car qualifying CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) – John Force raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position in more than two years, topping the Funny Car field Saturday with a 4.063second run at 308.78 mph in the NHRA Arizona Nationals. Coming off his NHRA-record 127th victory last week in the opener in Pomona, Calif., the 60-year-old Force claimed the 132nd No. 1 position of his career and seventh at Firebird International Raceway. The 14-time season champion, driving a Ford Mustang, will face Cruz Pedregon in the first round of eliminations. Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also topped their divisions in the NHRA Full

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Throttle Drag Racing Series event. Due to rainy weather conditions throughout the day, NHRA officials were forced to cancel one of the day’s two scheduled qualifying sessions. Schumacher powered his dragster to a 3.818 at 317.05 to earn the 59th No. 1 effort of his career and fourth at the event. The seven-time world champion grabbed the top spot away from Friday leader Doug Kalitta. In Pro Stock, defending world champ Edwards took his second straight No. 1 of the season and 11th in a row. He earned the 24th No. 1 of his career and the third at FIR with his Friday performance of 6.609 at 209.46 in his Pontiac GXP.

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f he had been racing at Auto Club Speedway this weekend, Scott Wimmer would have spent Thursday heading for the greater Los Angeles area. Instead, he spent the first part of the day bush hogging his land up near Oak Ridge before taking his four-yearold son ice skating. So it goes these days for the High Point resident currently out of a ride after competing the last nine seasons in either the Cup or Nationwide levels. But, he isn’t complaining publicly. After spending most of the 2009 season driving for Curtis Key’s underfunded and uncompetiSPORTS tive Nationwide cars in which he finished in the Greer top 10 just once, the sixSmith time winner on the Na■■■ tionwide Series decided not to return when Key lost his sponsor. Wimmer also turned down similar rides from other teams. “I’ve had opportunities to drive for some teams that were underfunded,” Wimmer said. “Curtis doesn’t have the funding to be competitive. I’d rather work hard and get the right funding for the right team so we can build something that is lasting instead of year to year.” Wimmer said one of the rides he turned down was with the new Cup team owned by Key’s son Raymond. That team is 0-for-2 in qualifying after failing to make today’s show in California and faces uncertainty after the first six races. “We had discussions but they didn’t have the money to sustain that car,” Wimmer said. “At this point in my career, I’m not one of those guys who wants to go to the track just to make a living. I helped win an owners championship for Richard Childress and I won a race for him. I don’t think I have to take a ride just to prove I should be out there. “I could get a ride, but a lot of teams cut corners and don’t have enough money to buy all the tires. The way the economy is, a lot of teams are doing that because they don’t have the sponsors. That’s something I’m not interested in doing. I want to win and be up front.” So instead of racing, Wimmer keeps knocking on doors, trying to come up with sponsorship that will put him in a top-flight car. “That’s just the way things are now with the economy the way it is,” Wimmer said. “If you have a sponsor, you can get a ride.” His goal is to get a ride by the second half of the season and be with a team when the Nationwide series switches to its new-generation car in 2011. “I think we may be close to something,” Wimmer said. “Unfortunately for me, it probably won’t happen until the second half of the season. To have something for the first part of the season, you had to have something well before Daytona. We’re talking to some teams about their cars at some

of the races that aren’t scheduled with Cup races. I just want to get back where I was when I was with RCR,” Wimmer said. Wimmer isn’t idle while waiting for the Wimmer phone to ring. He and his father bought the short track in the town of Wausau, Wis. where he grew up. Wimmer started his racing career there. “I remember going there as a kid and watching guys like Dick Trickle and my uncle Larry Detjens (a Wisconsin legend) race,” Wimmer said. “Rusty Wallace and Bobby Allison raced there. The track’s gone through some tough times recently. I could have bought it four years ago, but I was still running Cup and didn’t think I would have time for it. Some old friends of the our family owned it. When it came up for sale again, we decided the timing was right to buy it. “It was built in 1951 and almost everything needs updating or refurbishing. So we’re fixing it up and trying to give back to the community.” The track, which features late model cars, will host eight races in a season that opens May 20 and ends Sept. 9. “The biggest industries around Wausau are paper mills and window manufacturers, and neither has done well in this economy,” Wimmer said. “We just didn’t think it was a good time to be a weekly track. So, we’ll have eight races and pay a really good purse to draw a lot of cars. If we have the cars, the fans will come.” Wimmer has been getting advice about how to run the track from legendary promoter and former Charlotte Motor Speedway president H.A. (Humpy) Wheeler. And yes, that means after talking to Wheeler, Wimmer is considering things that go boom as part of his racing programs. “Humpy has stressed I have to think of racing as entertainment,” Wimmer said. “I watched all sorts of tapes of stunt men. I remember when I was a kid, the track would have things where cars blew up or there were fireworks. We hope to have some of that.” He’ll go up in the next couple of weeks to help get the track ready. He’ll be at opening night because it is an open date on the NASCAR level, but after that he isn’t sure because he isn’t totally staying away from the race track. He was in Daytona last week to make contacts. Because of the travel expense, he didn’t go to California and won’t go to Las Vegas next week. When the Nationwide Tour goes to Atlanta on March 6, Wimmer plans to be there. “I went to Daytona to talk to people and tell them I am available,” Wimmer said. “You want to be seen just in case a team may reevaluate its situation after five races.” Wimmer is ready to go as long as he has a shot at winning again. | 888-3519


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Bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn of the United States is all smiles during the flower ceremony for the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super-G at the Vancouver Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia on Saturday. It marked Vonnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second medal of this Games. She captured gold in the downhill earlier this week.

American stars just miss gold On Saturday, she was denied a sweep of the speed events. DependVANCOUVER, British Columbia ing on how her bruised right shin â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lindsey Vonn admits she let up at holds up, the American still has the end â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it cost her. two events remaining in VancouAustriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andrea Fischbacher ver â&#x20AC;&#x201C; giant slalom and slalom. upset Vonn in the super-G at the Vancouver Olympics on Saturday. MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SPEEDSKATING Vonn earned bronze behind surRICHMOND, British Columbia prise silver medalist Tina Maze of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Davis and Chad Hedrick were Slovenia. supposed to have an American batIn the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1,500 meters Satur- tle for gold. Mark Tuitert didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go day night, Shani Davis of the Unit- along with the plan. ed States settled for silver. The Dutch skater pulled off a While many of the favorites strug- speedskating upset in the 1,500 megled with a sharp right turn mid- ters Saturday, relegating Davis to way down, Vonn made it through the silver while Hedrick failed to that section without a problem. She even make the podium. then lost nearly half a second on the Davis, the world-record holder bottom section of the course. trying to add to his gold medal â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once I got past those difficult in the 1,000, came around the fisections, I kind of backed off the gas nal turn with his mouth open and pedal,â&#x20AC;? Vonn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt like I just arms swinging, trying desperately didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ski as aggressively as I could to make up the gap on Tuitert. He have, and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I lost finished more than a half-second the race.â&#x20AC;? behind, still good enough for his The Austrians, who won 14 Al- second medal of these games and pine medals including four golds fourth of his Olympic career. in Turin, had gotten off to a slow In his final individual race, the start. Elisabeth Goerglâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bronze in soon-to-retire Hedrick hoped to folthe downhill had been their only low up a surprising bronze in the medal so far. Fischbacher was re- 1,000 with an even better showing duced to tears after placing fourth in the 1,500, believing he had an adin the downhill, finishing only 0.03 vantage at the longer distance. seconds behind Goergl. Hedrick collapsed on the final â&#x20AC;&#x153;At first I was really sad,â&#x20AC;? Fisch- lap, falling farther and farther off bacher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then I was just say- the leading pace before crossing the ing, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;OK, maybe I make it in the line with only the sixth-best showsuper-G.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ing. He was more than a full second Her coach, Juergen Kriechbaum, behind Tuitertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winning time of 1 set the super-G course according to minute, 45.57 seconds. International Ski Federation rules Davis claimed the silver in 1:46.10, that rotate the job to correspond while Havard Bokko of Norway with the higher-ranked super-G took bronze in 1:46.13. skiers. Fischbacher navigated her way down Franzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Run in 1 minute, SKI JUMPING 20.14 seconds. Switzerlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Simon Ammann Maze was 0.49 behind, and Vonn won the large hill to become the was 0.74 back. first ski jumper with four individuVonn had already wrapped up al Olympic titles. the season-long World Cup superAmmann put down the best jump G title by winning three of the five in both rounds. He used his disraces so far; Fischbacher was third puted bindings again, beating four in the event standings. Austrians who werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happy about Vonn won the downhill to open his equipment. her Olympics, then wiped out in the Polish veteran Adam Malysz took slalom leg of the super-combined. silver, and 20-year-old Austrian THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gregor Schlierenzauer earned bronze â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the exact same finish as in the normal hill jump a week ago.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Marcus Hellner of Sweden won the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30-kilometer pursuit, pulling away from three rivals after entering the ski stadium and building enough of a lead to sprint alone to the finish. He was timed in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 11.4 seconds. Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tobias Angerer finished 2.1 seconds behind for the silver medal. Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Johan Olsson took the bronze, 2.8 back.

CURLING Both American teams are on winning streaks after rough starts. The women have won two straight matches after opening 0-3. Debbie McCormickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U.S. team beat Britain 6-5 in an extra 11th end. The men also won in an extra end, beating Sweden 8-7. A loss would all but have eliminated the Americans from medal contention.

FREESTYLE The finals for womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s freestyle aerials will be missing defending champion Evelyn Leu of Switzerland. Leu fell on her second of two jumps in the qualifying round and did not make the final 12. Alla Tsuper of Belarus won the qualifying, followed by Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Li Nina, the 2006 silver medalist. No American had advanced past qualifying since 1998. This time, three made it to the Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final: Emily Cook, Lacy Schnoor and 16-year-old Ashley Caldwell.

MENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOCKEY Romano Lemm scored 2:28 into overtime to lift Switzerland to a 5-4 victory over Norway. Tore Vikingstadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third goal of the game had sent Norway into overtime.

LUGERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S DEATH Thousands of mourners flocked to the yard of Nodar Kumaritashviliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family for a traditional funeral in Bakuriani, Georgia.

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son had 24 points, including a 15foot jumper with 1:22 left that gave No. 25 Richmond the lead in a 74-70 victory over George Washington on Saturday night. The Spiders (22-6, 11-2 Atlantic 10) won their eighth straight. The Colonials (14-11, 4-8) had won two in a row.

CHARLESTON, S.C. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ben Stywall notched a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to lead UNC Greensboro in a 59-53 win over The Citadel on Saturday. Mikko Koivisto added 18 points for the Spartans (6-21, 5-11 Southern Conference), who snapped a five-game losing slide. Austin Dahn paced the REGION Bulldogs (15-13, 9-7) with 17 points and Cameron Wells added 14. EAST CAROLINA 76, RICE 65 HOUSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brock Young scored TOP 25 27 points to lead East Carolina to a 76-65 victory over Rice on Satur(2) KENTUCKY 58, (17) VANDERBILT 56 day. NASHVILLE, Tenn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Wall Jontae Sherrod added 15 points sank a pair of free throws with 20 and Jamar Abrams 13 for the Piseconds left and had a big blocked rates (9-17, 3-9 Conference USA), shot to send No. 2 Kentucky to a 58- who shot 45 percent for the game 56 win over No. 17 Vanderbilt on from the field, including 60 percent Saturday night. in the second half. Kentucky (26-1, 11-1 SEC), which Tamir Jackson scored 22 to lead beat Vanderbilt 85-72 on Jan. 30, Rice (8-18, 1-11). grabbed a two-game lead over Vanderbilt in the SEC East and dealt DAVIDSON 61, FURMAN 58 the Commodores (20-6, 9-3) their DAVIDSON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jake Cohen scored first home loss this season. 14 points and Davidson defeated Jeffery Taylor scored 17 points Furman 61-58 on Saturday. for Vanderbilt. The Wildcats (14-13, 9-8 Southern Conference) led 57-55 with 1:24 to (25) RICHMOND 74, go. GEORGE WASHINGTON 70 Justin Dehm finished with 22 RICHMOND, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kevin Ander- points for Furman (12-15, 6-10.

GUILFORD 71, RANDOLPH 58 LYNCHBURG, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tyler Sanborn had a game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds in Guilford Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 71-58 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win at Randolph College. Guilford finished its regular season with a 23-2 overall record, 14-2 in the league. Randolph drops to 1015 (4-12 ODAC). Former Trinity star Josh Pittman scored all 12 of his points in the first half for Guilford.

NORFOLK STATE 74, WINSTON-SALEM STATE 50 NORFOLK, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Michael Deloach scored 18 points to lead five Norfolk State players in double figures in a 74-50 victory over Winston-Salem State on Saturday. Paul Davis scored 15 points for WSSU (10-15), which lost for the third time in four games.

CHARLOTTE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The High Point University baseball team fell 6-4 to Charlotte in the final game of the season-opening home-and-home series with the 49ers on Saturday. Sophomore Al Yevoli gave up 5 runs in 32â &#x201E;3 innings for the loss. Murray White IV hit his first career home run in the loss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were outplayed in all aspects of the game,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Craig Cozart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take advantage of offensive opportunities and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the plays we need to on defense. You have to do those things when you play a good team on the road.â&#x20AC;? High Point got on the board in the first inning when Gantner doubled just over the jumping third baseman, scoring Nate Roberts from second base. Roberts had walked and stolen second. Charlotte tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second but Murray White IV gave HPU back the lead with a solo home run in the top of the third. With two outs, White launched the 1-2 pitch over the left field wall for his first career homer. Yevoli gave up three runs in the bottom of the third on a bases-clearing double by Miguel Rodriguez. Matt Gantner made a diving catch in left field to get Yevoli out of the inning. The Panthers cut the lead to 5-3 in the top of the fourth. Gantner walked on four straight and advanced to second on a single by Steve Antolik. Max Fulginiti grounded to short stop, moving Gantner to third base. Gantner scored when Kyle Mahoney reached base on a throwing error by Charlotte third baseman Kevin Gillespie. Charlotte scored one run each in the fourth and fifth inning before HPU answered with a run in the sixth. Freshman Jared Avidon pitched 21â &#x201E;3 innings of scoreless relief, striking two of the seven batters he faced. Freshman Corbin Shive got the win for Charlotte in his collegiate debut. Gantner finished 1-3 with a run scored and an RBI. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We now have a day of practice and then we take it to Elon on Tuesday,â&#x20AC;? Cozart said. The Panthers (1-1) return to Williard Stadium for a Tuesday night matchup with Elon. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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BOONE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Appalachian State freshman Anna Freeman tallied gamehighs of 18 points and 12 rebounds Saturday to lead the Mountaineers to a 67-49 win over UNC Greensboro. The former East Davidson star shot 7-for-15 from the field and 4 of 6 on 3-pointers to help ASU improve to 16-10 overall and 12-5 in the Southern Conference. Freeman also had four blocks and three steals against the Spartans (719, 4-14), who lost their 10th straight game. Despite being a freshman, Freeman is the only player this season for Appalachian to start all

XAVIER 81, CHARLOTTE 67 CHARLOTTE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jordan Crawford scored 23 points and hot-shooting Xavier pulled away in second half to beat slumping Charlotte, 81-67.

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Eagles ground Tar Heels, 71-67 BOSTON (AP) – Boston College slowed down an already reeling North Carolina team even more. Reggie Jackson, making his first start of the season at point guard Saturday, scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half to lift the Eagles to a 71-67 win over the struggling Tar Heels. Jackson said Boston College focused all week on controlling North Carolina’s fast-break offense. “We know they want to get out and run. That was our main focus,” said Jackson, who started in place of Biko Paris. “If we would have stopped that at the beginning we probably would have been up 10 at the half.” Corey Raji had 16 points and Rakim Sanders added 14 for BC (13-13, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won for the second time in six games. Deon Thompson paced North Carolina (14-13, 39) with 17 points and nine rebounds. The Tar Heels, who shot 39 percent, lost their ninth in 11 games. It is the Tar Heels’ worst stretch since losing 11 of 12 in 2001-02. “It’s a frustrating time for us, the most frustrating time I’ve ever had in coaching, there’s no question about that,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. “Some way, somehow we gotta keep trying to do the best we can do.” BC was clinging to a 6552 lead after the Tar Heels closed a 10-point lead, but Evan Ravenel had a putback jam off Jackson’s

miss with 1:52 left. “I just followed the ball,” said Ravenel, who provided a spark off the bench to tie his career-high with eight points. Sanders scored off a drive after Larry Drew II’s three-point play, making the score 69-65 with just over a minute left. Jackson nailed two free throws with 31 seconds remaining to seal it. John Henson had 11 points and Marcus Ginyard 10 for North Carolina. Tar Heels center Tyler Zeller returned after missing 10 games with a stress fracture of his right foot. He finished with nine points and seven rebounds. North Carolina opened the second half by scoring 10 of the first 12 points, pulling ahead 46-39 on Thompson’s two free throws with 17:45 left, but the Eagles responded with 10 straight points. Jackson keyed the spree with a long 3-pointer and an alley-oop dunk. “(Jackson) killed us all day. That kinda summed up the whole day, what he did,” Henson said. “I don’t know if we lost our poise but, they made the key plays.” BC controlled the Tar Heels’ fast-break offense and built its lead to 63-53 on Sanders’ one-hander in the lane with 7:28 to play. The Tar Heels were left wondering. “I thought we were going to win today and get on a great run and we’d be in the NCAA Tournament,” Williams said. “Now we need to AP start winning on Wednes- Boston College’s Corey Raji (11) grabs a rebound in front of teammate Rakim Sanders (15) and North Carolina’s day night (vs. Fla. State).” John Henson in the second half of Saturday’s ACC game in Boston. The Eagles posted a 71-67 victory.

Tucker’s 3-pointer beats buzzer, Yellow Jackets COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Cliff Tucker hit a desperation 3-pointer as time expired, and Maryland survived a scare from Georgia Tech in a 76-74 victory Saturday that kept the Terrapins unbeaten at home in the Atlantic Coast Conference. After Derrick Favors gave Georgia Tech the lead with a follow-up shot with 3 seconds left, Maryland called a timeout with 1.5 seconds to go and the ball at midcourt. The Terrapins worked the ball to Tucker, whose shot from the

left corner found the bottom of the net, setting off a celebration at the sold out Comcast Center. The wild finish overshadowed a milestone performance by Maryland senior Greivis Vasquez, who scored 18 to become the sixth player in school history to reach the 2,000-point mark. Vasquez is the first ACC player to have at least 2,000 points, 700 assists and 600 rebounds. He now has 2,013 points to trail only Juan Dixon, Len Bias, Albert King,

Adrian Branch and John Lucas on Maryland’s career list. Eric Hayes scored 15 for Maryland and Jordan Williams had nine points and 12 rebounds. The victory gave the Terrapins (19-7, 9-3) sole possession of second place in the ACC. Favors had 21 points and a seasonhigh 18 rebounds, and Iman Shumpert scored 17 for the Yellow Jackets (18-9, 67). Georgia Tech is 1-6 on the road in the ACC and has lost nine straight to Maryland since February 2004.

Maryland improved to 12-1 at home, including 6-0 in the conference. Hayes hit a 3-pointer with 1:19 left to give Maryland a 71-68 lead. After Favors made a layup, Dino Gregory botched a layup for the Terrapins. Favors pulled down his 17th rebound for the Yellow Jackets, who took a timeout to set up a play. D’Andre Bell scored on a drive with 24.5 seconds remaining and Vasquez followed with a shot in the lane before Favors scored to set up Tucker’s gamewinner.

Grant sparks Clemson past Virginia, 72-49 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) – Jerai Grant tied a career best with 18 points on 8 of 9 shooting as Clemson beat Virginia 72-49 on Saturday. The Tigers (19-7, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed in this one, finishing a three-game homestand perfect to state their case for an NCAA bid and move back into the top

half of the ACC. Clemson shot 51.9 percent and made 12 of 13 free throws. The freefall continues for Virginia (14-11, 5-7), who lost its fourth game in seven days and is 2-6 since first-year coach Tony Bennett opened with three ACC wins in a row. The Cavaliers shot just 35 percent from the field, were 2 of 13

on 3-pointers and put up at least back-to-back possessions, then five airballs. It was the fourth made two straight three-point straight game they’ve shot un- plays followed by a layup. der 38 percent overall. The Cavaliers collapsed on Mike Scott led Virginia with him on the next time down the 14 points, while Sammy Zeglin- floor, and he kicked to David ski added 11 points and eight Potter, whose wide open 3-pointrebounds. er put the Tigers up 37-20 with Grant put this one away al- 2 minutes left in the first half. most single-handedly late in the Clemson led by as many as 32 in first half. He blocked shots on the second half before letting off

the gas a little bit. But it marked the third straight game Virginia has lost by at least 19 points. Trevor Booker added 14 points. He also had eight rebounds to become just the third Clemson player with more than 1,000 rebounds in a career. Milton Jennings added 11 points in his best outing since November.

Top-ranked Jayhawks crush Colorado THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Cole Aldrich had a double-double and Xavier Henry scored 24 points Saturday to lead No. 1 Kansas to a 94-74 victory over Colorado. Tyshawn Taylor, back in the starting lineup after a nine-game absence, had 17 points for the Jayhawks (26-1, 12-0), who entered the day with a three-game lead in pursuit of their sixth straight Big 12 championship. Senior point guard Sherron Collins scored 13 points and took part in his 123rd victory, tying him for the most by a player in school history. The Buffaloes (12-14, 3-9) were consecutive victim No. 57 on Kansas’ home court. It’s the longest home streak in the nation and getting close to the school-record 62 set during the Roy Williams era. Alec Burks had 17 points and Marcus Relphorde added 16 for Colorado. Aldrich had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his 13th double-double this season.

Hummel had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Purdue to its ninth straight win. E’Twaun Moore added 18 points and Keaton Grant scored 13 of his seasonhigh 15 points in the second half for the Boilermakers (23-3, 11-3 Big Ten), who moved into a tie with No. 11 Michigan State for the conference lead. Demitri McCamey of Illinois scored six points, and his 16 assists tied for the fourth-most in Big Ten history. Mike Davis had 16 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks and Brandon Paul added 13 points for the Fighting Illini (17-10, 9-5).

(15-10, 6-8). Seton Hall’s Jeremy Hazell, the Big East’s second-leading scorer at 21.9 per game, played with eight stitches in his shooting hand and was limited to nine points.

Raiders to pull them within 69-67 with 58 seconds remaining in the game. J’Covan Brown made two free throws with 4 seconds remaining to seal the win. Okorie finished with 21 points for the Red Raiders (16-10, 4-8).


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Darrington Hobson scored 17 points, including a putback with 16.9 seconds remaining, and Dairese Gary made two free throws with 2.5 seconds left as New Mexico avoided a major upset. The Lobos (25-3, 11-2 Mountain West) won their school-record 11th straight in conference play and set the school’s best(8) WEST VIRGINIA 75, SETON HALL 63 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Kevin Jones ever record through 28 games. Grant and Devin Ebanks scored 16 points Parker scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half for the Falcons (9-16, 1-11). apiece to lead West Virginia. Da’Sean Butler added 14 points for West Virginia (21-5, 10-4 Big East). (15) TEXAS 71, TEXAS TECH 67 Seton Hall trimmed a 19-point deficit LUBBOCK, Texas – Gary Johnson to 63-60 with 3 minutes left, but West scored a career-high 22 points to lead Virginia outscored the Pirates 12-3 the Texas. rest of the way. All the Mountaineers’ The Longhorns (21-6, 7-5 Big 12) led by points in the run came on free throws. 13 points in the second half then held off (4) PURDUE 75, ILLINOIS 65 Jeff Robinson scored 16 points and a late-game surge by Nick Okorie, who WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Robbie Robert Mitchell added 10 for the Pirates scored 11 straight points for the Red

(18) BUTLER 70, SIENA 53 INDIANAPOLIS – Shelvin Mack scored 23 points and Gordon Hayward had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Butler to its 17th straight victory, tied with Murray State for the nation’s longest winning streak. The biggest attraction in this year’s BracketBusters showcase, pitted two of the nation’s hottest teams. Butler (254), the Horizon League regular-season champion, hasn’t lost since Dec. 22.

(20) TENNESSEE 63, SOUTH CAROLINA 55 COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bobby Maze scored 14 points and Tennessee reached the 20victory mark for the fifth straight season. The Vols (20-6, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) needed a late 17-3 run to pull out their seventh straight win over South Carolina (14-12, 5-7).

SCOREBOARD 6D SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010 THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE Turnovers: 13 (Barbour 2, Law 2, Singleton 2, Campbell 2, Simms 2, Cox, Bridges, Harris). Steals: 4 (Law 2, Simms, Barbour).



ACC standings All Times EDT

Conf. W L Duke 10 2 Maryland 9 3 Va. Tech 8 3 Wake Forest 8 4 Clemson 7 5 Florida St. 7 5 Ga. Tech 6 7 Virginia 5 7 Boston Coll. 4 8 Miami 3 9 N. Carolina 3 9 N.C. State 3 10

Pct. .833 .750 .727 .667 .583 .583 .462 .417 .333 .250 .250 .231

Overall W L 22 4 19 7 21 4 18 6 19 7 19 7 18 9 14 11 13 13 17 9 14 13 15 13

Pct. .846 .730 .840 .750 .730 .730 .667 .560 .500 .653 .519 .536

Saturday’s results Boston College 71, North Carolina 67 Maryland 76, Georgia Tech 74 N.C. State 68, Wake Forest 54 Clemson 72, Virginia 49

Today’s game Virginia Tech at Duke, 7:30 p.m. (FSN)

Tuesday’s game Virginia at Miami, 7 p.m.

Wednesday’s games Florida State at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Virginia Tech at Boston College, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Clemson at Maryland, 9 p.m.

Thursday’s game Tulsa at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Saturday’s games Boston College at Georgia Tech, 12 p.m. North Carolina at Wake Forest, 2 p.m. (WFMY, Ch. 2) Maryland at Virginia Tech, 4 p.m. N.C. State at Miami, 4 p.m.

Sunday’s games (Feb. 28) Clemson at Florida State, 5:30 p.m. (FSN) Duke at Virginia, 7:45 p.m. (FSN)

Tuesday’s games (March 2) Georgia Tech at Clemson, 8 p.m. Miami at North Carolina, 8 p.m.

Wednesday’s games (March 3) N.C. State at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. Wake Forest at Florida State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Duke at Maryland, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Virginia at Boston College, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

N.C. State 68, (23) Wake Forest 54 WAKE FOREST (18-7) Aminu 6-12 3-4 15, Smith 6-16 0-3 12, Harris 0-9 0-0 0, McFarland 2-7 3-4 7, Williams 5-11 2-4 12, Clark 0-1 0-0 0, Stewart 1-6 0-0 2, Weaver 1-1 0-0 2, Woods 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 23-66 8-15 54. N.C. STATE (15-13) Gonzalez 3-8 4-5 11, Degand 4-8 3-4 13, Wood 1-3 1-2 4, T.Smith 4-8 6-6 14, Horner 3-7 4-4 10, Howell 2-4 0-0 4, Painter 0-1 0-0 0, Williams 4-8 2-3 12, Davis 0-3 0-0 0, Mays 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-52 20-24 68. Halftime—State 28-18. 3-Point Goals— Wake 0-12 (Aminu 0-1, Williams 0-1, Smith 0-2, Stewart 0-4, Harris 0-4), State 6-12 (Williams 2-3, Degand 2-4, Wood 1-1, Gonzalez 1-3, Horner 0-1). Fouled Out—Aminu, Stewart. Rebounds—Wake 50 (Aminu 14), State 31 (Horner 12). Assists—Wake 6 (Smith 5), State 14 (Gonzalez 6). Total Fouls—Wake 21, State 16. A—15,324.

Boston College 71, North Carolina 67 NORTH CAROLINA (14-13) Graves 2-6 0-0 5, Thompson 6-16 5-7 17, Henson 5-10 1-4 11, Ginyard 4-8 2-2 10, Drew II 3-7 1-1 7, Strickland 2-3 2-2 6, McDonald 0-1 0-0 0, D.Wear 1-4 0-0 2, Zeller 2-9 5-8 9. Totals 25-64 16-24 67. BOSTON COLLEGE (13-13) Raji 7-17 2-2 16, Trapani 3-11 1-2 8, Southern 0-2 0-0 0, Jackson 5-12 6-7 17, Sanders 5-11 2-2 14, Paris 1-1 0-0 3, Roche 2-5 0-0 5, Ravenel 4-7 0-0 8, Elmore 0-1 0-0 0, Dunn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-67 11-13 71. Halftime—Boston Coll 37-36. 3-Point Goals—Carolina 1-8 (Graves 1-5, Drew II 0-1, Ginyard 0-2), Boston Coll 6-17 (Sanders 2-4, Paris 1-1, Jackson 1-3, Roche 1-3, Trapani 16). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Carolina 39 (Thompson 9), Boston Coll 43 (Trapani 9). Assists—Carolina 7 (Graves 3), Boston Coll 17 (Jackson 7). Total Fouls—Carolina 14, Boston Coll 19. Technical—Southern. A—8,128.

Clemson 72, Virginia 49 VIRGINIA (14-11) Sene 0-2 0-0 0, Scott 7-14 0-0 14, Evans 1-4 1-2 3, Zeglinski 5-12 0-0 11, Landesberg 6-14 0-0 13, Farrakhan 0-3 0-0 0, Baker 01 0-0 0, Sherrill 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 1-5 2-2 4, Spurlock 0-1 0-0 0, Meyinsse 1-2 2-3 4. Totals 21-60 5-7 49. CLEMSON (19-7) Potter 2-7 0-0 6, T.Booker 5-9 4-4 14, Grant 8-9 2-2 18, Stitt 2-3 1-1 5, Smith 0-3 3-4 3, Johnson 1-6 0-0 3, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Baciu 0-0 0-0 0, Young 3-6 0-0 8, Narcisse 0-0 0-0 0, Jennings 4-4 2-2 11, D.Booker 1-3 0-0 2, Hill 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 27-52 12-13 72. Halftime—Clemson 41-22. 3-Point Goals— Virginia 2-13 (Landesberg 1-1, Zeglinski 1-5, Spurlock 0-1, Jones 0-1, Sherrill 0-2, Farrakhan 0-3), Clemson 6-17 (Young 2-4, Potter 26, Jennings 1-1, Johnson 1-3, Stitt 0-1, Smith 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Virginia 31 (Zeglinski 8), Clemson 34 (T.Booker 8). Assists—Virginia 8 (Landesberg 3), Clemson 18 (Smith 5). Total Fouls—Virginia 14, Clemson 6. A—10,000.

Maryland 76, Georgia Tech 74 GEORGIA TECH (18-9) Favors 9-15 3-3 21, Lawal 5-13 2-8 12, Shumpert 6-13 2-2 17, Bell 2-3 1-2 6, Rice Jr. 2-9 0-0 5, Udofia 2-3 0-0 5, M.Miller 1-2 2-3 4, Oliver 1-7 1-2 4, Peacock 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 28-68 11-20 74. MARYLAND (19-7) Milbourne 2-11 1-2 5, Williams 4-5 1-4 9, Hayes 6-10 0-0 15, Mosley 3-8 0-0 6, Vasquez 5-16 7-7 18, Bowie 2-5 0-0 6, Tucker 2-4 2-2 8, Gregory 4-6 1-2 9, Padgett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-65 12-17 76. Halftime—Maryland 34-32. 3-Point Goals— Tech 7-15 (Shumpert 3-4, Udofia 1-1, Bell 1-2, Rice Jr. 1-4, Oliver 1-4), Maryland 8-22 (Hayes 3-6, Tucker 2-3, Bowie 2-3, Vasquez 1-7, Mosley 0-1, Milbourne 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tech 45 (Favors 18), Maryland 38 (Williams 12). Assists—Tech 13 (M.Miller, Shumpert 3), Maryland 16 (Vasquez 8). Total Fouls—Tech 14, Maryland 16. A—17,950.

Big South men All Times EDT Conf. W L Coastal Caro. 13 3 Winthrop 11 4 Radford 11 5 UNC-Ashe. 10 6 Liberty 9 7 High Point 8 8 Charleston S. 6 10 VMI 5 11 Gard.-Webb 4 12 Presbyterian 2 13

Pct. .813 .733 .688 .625 .563 .500 .375 .313 .250 .133

Overall W L 24 5 15 11 16 11 12 14 14 14 13 14 12 15 10 16 7 20 5 23

Pct. .828 .577 .593 .462 .500 .481 .444 .385 .259 .156

Saturday’s results Liberty 76, High Point 67 Coastal Carolina 47, Charleston So. 37 Eastern Kentucky 77, Winthrop 57 Radford 76, UNC Wilmington 68 Elon 84, Gardner-Webb 79 Presbyterian 59, Jacksonville State 55

Tuesday’s games Gardner-Webb at Presbyterian, 7 p.m. UNC Asheville at Winthrop, 7 p.m.

Thursday’s games Winthrop at High Point, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Radford, 7 p.m. Liberty at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. VMI at Charleston So., 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s games VMI at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. Winthrop at Radford, 4 p.m. (MASN) Gardner-Webb at UNC Asheville, 4:30 p.m. Presbyterian at High Point, 7 p.m. Liberty at Charleston So., 7:30 p.m.

Big South women All Times EDT Conf. W L Gard.-Webb 12 1 Liberty 9 2 High Point 8 5 Charleston S. 7 5 Coastal Caro. 5 7 Winthrop 4 7 Radford 4 8 Presbyterian 3 8 UNC-Ashe. 2 11

Pct. .923 .818 .615 .583 .417 .364 .333 .273 .154

Overall W L 23 3 19 5 15 11 15 10 14 10 10 15 5 18 5 20 7 19

Pct. .885 .792 .577 .600 .583 .400 .217 .200 .269

Saturday’s results High Point 78, UNC Asheville 49 Charleston So. 84, Radford 78 Gardner-Webb 53, Presbyterian 50 (OT) Liberty 57, Coastal Carolina 55

Monday’s games Presbyterian at High Point, 7 p.m. Winthrop at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. Charleston So. at Liberty, 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Radford, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s games Liberty at UNC Asheville, 2 p.m. Charleston So. at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. High Point at Winthrop, 4 p.m. Radford at Presbyterian, 5 p.m.

Monday’s games (March 1)

Liberty men 76, High Point 67 HPU Law Daniels Barbour Cox Harris Stroman Singleton Campbell Simms Bridges Totals

Min 19 24 26 27 35 0 25 15 15 14 200

FG FT Reb M-A M-A O-T 4-6 0-1 2-4 3-6 1-2 2-5 3-7 5-8 0-0 2-5 0-1 0-0 5-19 4-4 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 2-8 1-3 2-2 0-3 1-3 0-0 0-2 3-4 1-1 1-3 24-58 13-19 10-32

A PF PT 0 3 8 0 3 7 1 5 13 2 4 4 3 3 17 0 0 0 2 5 4 0 2 5 1 1 2 0 2 7 9 28 67

Percentages: FG .414, FT .684. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (Harris 3-14, Barbour 2-4, Campbell 1-1, Simms 0-1). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 3 (Daniels 2, Cox).

LU Min Ohman 35 Burrus 33 Gordon 36 Anderson 31 Sanders 36 Perez 13 Spencer 0 Minaya 1 Konan 9 Weaver 3 McMasters 3 Totals 200

FG FT Reb M-A M-A O-T A PF 9-19 18-25 3-10 2 1 4-9 0-0 3-10 0 1 6-10 0-1 1-5 0 2 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 5 1-5 4-6 0-7 4 3 0-3 2-2 1-2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-1 1-3 1-2 0 5 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 23-50 25-37 12-40 6 20

Shinobu Moromizato Eunjung Yi Mika Miyazato Kristy McPherson Meaghan Francella Juli Inkster Helen Alfredsson Hee-Won Han Russy Gulyanamitta Inbee Park Eun-Hee Ji Sandra Gal Virada Nirapathpongporn a-Thidapa Suwannapura Ji Young Oh Lindsey Wright Candie Kung Sophie Gustafson Vicky Hurst Wendy Ward Maria Verchenova

PT 39 8 13 5 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 76

Percentages: FG .460, FT .676. 3-Point Goals: 5-18, .278 (Ohman 3-11, Anderson 1-2, Gordon 1-4, Perez 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 3 (Burrus 2, Ohman). Turnovers: 13 (Sanders 4, Gordon 3, Burrus 3, Ohman 2, McMasters). Steals: 4 (Ohman 2, Burrus, Anderson). High Point Liberty

38 29

29 47

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Allianz Championship Saturday At The Old Course at Broken Sound Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,807; Par: 72 Second Round

A—4,971. Officials—Albert Battista, Bradford Corriher, Mike Lazo.

High Point women 78, UNC Asheville 49

UNC Asheville High Point

21 42

28 36

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49 78

3-point goals--UNCA 4-14 (THOMPSON, Lindsey 3-7; SHEPARD, Kendall 1-1; BLAYLOCK, Grace 0-3; WAGNER, Dana 0-2; BARKSDALE, Breaira 0-1), High Point 7-17 (HARGRAVES, Jurica 3-3; MAIER, Mackenzie 2-6; DEAN, LaTeisha 1-3; REYNOLDS, Erin 12; TARVER, Whitney 0-2; WHITT, Laura 0-1). Fouled out--UNCA-BARKSDALE, Breaira, Rebounds--UNCA 36 (RILES, Kelli 7), High Point 44 (FIELDS, Frances 10). Assists--UNCA 13 (BARKSDALE, Breaira 4), High Point 17 (FIELDS, Frances 5). Total fouls--UNCA 17, High Point 11. A–501.



Q. Who coached the Washington Bullets to the 1978 NBA crown? N. Carolina A&T 83, S. Carolina St. 63 N.C. Central 77, Chicago St. 64 Norfolk St. 72, Winston-Salem 58 S.C.-Upstate 76, Campbell 74 Samford 53, W. Carolina 42 Southern Miss. 68, Rice 60 Stetson 56, Lipscomb 45 Tenn. Wesleyan 73, Milligan 63 Tenn.-Martin 65, SE Missouri 43 Tulane 64, UAB 56 Tusculum 78, Brevard 55 Virginia-Wise 74, Bryan 69 West Virginia 54, South Florida 45 Xavier, NO 65, Dillard 49

1. Kansas (26-1) beat Colorado 94-74. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Monday. 2. Kentucky (26-1) beat No. 17 Vanderbilt 58-56. Next: vs. South Carolina, Thursday. 3. Villanova (22-3) did not play. Next: at No. 19 Pittsburgh, Sunday. 4. Purdue (23-3) beat Illinois 75-65. Next: at Minnesota, Wednesday. 5. Syracuse (25-2) did not play. Next: at Providence, Tuesday. 6. Duke (22-4) did not play. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Sunday. 7. Kansas State (22-4) beat Oklahoma 8368. Next: at Texas Tech, Tuesday. 8. West Virginia (21-5) beat Seton Hall 7563. Next: at Connecticut, Monday. 9. Ohio State (20-7) did not play. Next: at No. 11 Michigan State, Sunday. 10. Georgetown (18-7) did not play. Next: at Louisville, Tuesday. 11. Michigan State (21-6) did not play. Next: vs. No. 9 Ohio State, Sunday. 12. New Mexico (25-3) beat Air Force 5956. Next: at Colorado State, Tuesday. 13. Gonzaga (21-5) at Pepperdine. Next: vs. Santa Clara, Thursday. 14. Wisconsin (19-7) did not play. Next: vs. Northwestern, Sunday. 15. Texas (21-6) beat Texas Tech 71-67. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Wednesday. 16. BYU (25-3) beat Wyoming 85-63. Next: vs. San Diego State, Wednesday. 17. Vanderbilt (20-6) lost to No. 2 Kentucky 58-56. Next: vs. Georgia, Thursday. 18. Butler (25-4) beat Siena 70-53. Next: at Valparaiso, Friday. 19. Pittsburgh (20-6) did not play. Next: vs. No. 3 Villanova, Sunday. 20. Tennessee (20-6) beat South Carolina 63-55. Next: at Florida, Tuesday. 21. Temple (22-5) beat Saint Joseph’s 7567. Next: vs. Dayton, Wednesday. 22. Baylor (20-6) lost to Oklahoma St. 8275. Next: vs. No. 24 Texas A&M, Wednesday. 23. Wake Forest (18-7) lost to N.C. State 68-54. Next: vs. North Carolina, Saturday. 24. Texas A&M (19-7) beat Iowa State 6056. Next: at No. 22 Baylor, Wednesday. 25. Richmond (22-6) beat George Washington 74-70. Next: at Xavier, Sunday, Feb. 28.

Women’s Top 25 fared Saturday 1. Connecticut (27-0) beat Providence 8553. Next: at Syracuse, Wednesday. 2. Stanford (24-1) vs. Oregon State. Next: at Arizona State, Thursday. 3. Nebraska (25-0) beat Colorado 89-73. Next: at No. 11 Oklahoma, Wednesday. 4. Notre Dame (23-3) lost to No. 14 Georgetown 76-66. Next: vs. Marquette, Monday. 5. Tennessee (24-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 23 LSU, Monday. 6. Xavier (22-3) beat Massachusetts 75-41. Next: vs. Charlotte, Wednesday. 7. Ohio State (26-3) did not play. Next: vs. Michigan State, Sunday. 8. Duke (22-4) did not play. Next: vs. Maryland, Sunday. 9. West Virginia (24-3) beat South Florida 54-45. Next: at Cincinnati, Monday. 10. Florida State (23-4) did not play. Next: at Virginia, Monday. 11. Oklahoma (18-7) did not play. Next: at Kansas State, Sunday. 12. Texas (19-7) lost to No. 15 Texas A&M 58-44. Next: at No. 17 Oklahoma State, Wednesday. 13. Iowa State (19-5) vs. Missouri. Next: at Kansas, Thursday. 14. Georgetown (22-4) beat No. 4 Notre Dame 76-66. Next: at Villanova, Monday. 15. Texas A&M (19-6) beat No. 12 Texas 58-44. Next: vs. No. 18 Baylor, Monday. 16. Kentucky (22-4) did not play. Next: vs. South Carolina, Sunday. 17. Oklahoma State (18-7) at No. 18 Baylor. Next: vs. No. 12 Texas, Wednesday. 18. Baylor (18-7) vs. No. 17 Oklahoma State. Next: at No. 15 Texas A&M, Monday. 19. Georgia Tech (20-7) did not play. Next: at Miami, Sunday. 20. Georgia (20-6) did not play. Next: at Florida, Sunday. 21. Gonzaga (23-4) beat Pepperdine 8745. Next: at Santa Clara, Thursday. 22. St. John’s (21-5) did not play. Next: at Rutgers, Wednesday. 23. LSU (18-7) did not play. Next: at No. 5 Tennessee, Monday. 23. TCU (19-6) did not play. Next: vs. UNLV, Monday. 25. Vanderbilt (18-8) did not play. Next: at Mississippi, Sunday.

Saturday’s scores MEN SOUTH Alabama A&M 65, Southern U. 54 Alabama St. 91, Alcorn St. 64 Appalachian St. 81, Tennessee Tech 68 Auburn 92, Arkansas 83 Carson-Newman 78, Lincoln Memorial 75 Catawba 69, Lenoir-Rhyne 58 Davidson 61, Furman 58 Florida 64, Mississippi 61 Florida Gulf Coast 85, Belmont 80 Georgia 76, Alabama 70 Georgia St. 67, S. Carolina St. 52 Guilford 71, Randolph 58 Hampton 71, Bethune-Cookman 44 Jackson St. 84, Grambling St. 79, OT Lipscomb 85, Stetson 71 Longwood 68, Savannah St. 54 MVSU 62, Texas Southern 44 Manchester 65, Transylvania 64 Maryland 76, Georgia Tech 74 Maryville, Tenn. 96, Piedmont 62 McNeese St. 65, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 62 Md.-Eastern Shore 66, Coppin St. 52 Mid-Continent 75, Freed-Hardeman 70 Mississippi St. 60, LSU 59 Murray St. 75, Morgan St. 66 N.C. State 68, Wake Forest 54 Nicholls St. 66, Texas St. 63 Norfolk St. 74, Winston-Salem 50 North Florida 66, Kennesaw St. 60 Northwestern St. 82, Lamar 79 Radford 76, UNC Wilmington 68 Richmond 74, George Washington 70 SE Louisiana 66, Stephen F.Austin 56 Samford 60, Chattanooga 54 St. John’s 74, South Florida 58 Tennessee 63, South Carolina 55 Tuskegee 73, Kentucky St. 71 UNC Greensboro 59, The Citadel 53 Union 97, Blue Mountain 65 Union, Ky. 59, Reinhardt 54 Va. Commonwealth 70, Akron 53 Va. Wesleyan 89, Hampden-Sydney 79 Washington & Lee 67, Bridgewater, Va. 53 Washington, Md. 72, Johns Hopkins 69 West Florida 75, Lambuth 70 Wofford 82, Georgia Southern 76, OT Xavier 81, Charlotte 67

WOMEN SOUTH Alabama A&M 65, Southern U. 62 Alabama St. 63, Alcorn St. 53 Appalachian St. 67, UNC-Greensboro 49 Austin Peay 78, Tennessee Tech 70 Bethune-Cookman 62, Hampton 53 Carson-Newman 69, Lincoln Memorial 65 Davidson 72, Coll. of Charleston 69 E. Kentucky 79, Morehead St. 67 Elon 58, Furman 55 Francis Marion 89, Augusta St. 47 Georgia Southern 68, Wofford 50 Grambling St. 48, Jackson St. 42 Howard 49, Florida A&M 48 Lenoir-Rhyne 60, Catawba 58 Longwood 60, Savannah St. 36 La-Lafayette 69, Louisiana-Monroe 67, OT Md.-Eastern Shore 76, Coppin St. 56 Montreat 80, Virginia Intermont 61 Morgan St. 53, Delaware St. 52 Mount Olive 68, Lees-McRae 48

Men’s Two-man Run 3, 7 p.m. Men’s Two-man Run 4, 8:15 p.m.

Curling At Vancouver Olympic Centre Women Britain vs. Switzerland, Noon Germany vs. Denmark, Noon Canada vs. United States, Noon Russia vs. Japan, Noon

Men United States vs. Britain, 5 p.m. Norway vs. Sweden, 5 p.m. Switzerland vs. Canada, 5 p.m. Denmark vs. Germany, 5 p.m.

Women China vs. Canada, 10 p.m. Japan vs. Germany, 10 p.m. United States vs. Sweden, 10 p.m.


Figure Skating At Pacific Coliseum

All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

AP men’s Top 25 fared Saturday

218 218 219 219 220 220 220 220 221 221 221 222 222 223 223 223 223 224 226 226 227

Champions Tour

67 76

UNC ASHEVILLE (7-19, 2-11 BSC) RILES, Kelli 4-13 4-4 12; THOMPSON, Lindsey 3-7 1-2 10; MONTGOMERY, Lindsey 3-10 3-4 9; SHEPARD, Kendall 3-8 0-0 7; OKOLI, Chioma 2-4 0-0 4; WHEATON, McKenzie 1-1 1-2 3; BLAYLOCK, Grace 1-5 0-0 2; WISE, Katie 1-6 0-0 2; RAINEY, Kiana 0-3 0-0 0; WAGNER, Dana 0-3 0-0 0; BARKSDALE, Breaira 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 18-63 9-12 49. HIGH POINT (15-11, 8-5 BSC) REYNOLDS, Erin 2-7 10-12 15; HARGRAVES, Jurica 4-9 0-0 11; MAIER, Mackenzie 4-10 0-0 10; DEAN, LaTeisha 4-9 0-0 9; FIELDS, Frances 2-2 5-7 9; DODD, Amy 3-4 2-2 8; SAMUELS, Ashlee’ 3-5 0-0 6; BROWN, Shamia 3-4 0-0 6; CROMARTIE, Jazmin 1-1 0-0 2; PFAHL, Kirsten 1-1 0-0 2; TARVER, Whitney 0-3 0-0 0; WHITT, Laura 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 17-21 78.

72-74-72— 74-71-73— 74-74-71— 75-72-72— 74-76-70— 72-77-71— 74-74-72— 72-73-75— 74-75-72— 71-77-73— 73-74-74— 74-75-73— 75-73-74— 77-72-74— 75-74-74— 72-77-74— 72-77-74— 74-78-72— 78-75-73— 76-76-74— 73-75-79—

W 35 31 21 19 5

Boston Toronto Philadelphia New York New Jersey

L 18 24 33 34 50

Ice Dance, original dance, 7:15 p.m.

Pct .660 .564 .389 .358 .091

GB — 5 1 14 ⁄2 16 31

Southeast Division W 37 34 29 27 19

Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington

L 19 19 27 26 34

Pct .661 .642 .518 .509 .358

GB —1 1 ⁄2 81 8 ⁄2 161⁄2

Pct .768 .519 .472 .352 .333

GB — 141 16 ⁄2 23 24

Freestyle Skiing At Cypress Mountain Men’s Ski Cross Qualification, 12:15 p.m. Men’s Ski Cross First Round, 3:15 p.m. Men’s Ski Cross Quarterfinals, 3:48 p.m. Men’s Ski Cross Semifinals, 4:07 p.m. Men’s Ski Cross Finals, 4:18 p.m.

Ice Hockey Men At Canada Hockey Place Russia vs. Czech Republic, 3 p.m. Canada vs. United States, 7:40 p.m. Sweden vs. Finland, 12 mid.

Central Division W 43 28 25 19 18

Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Indiana

L 13 26 28 35 36

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W 34 31 28 29 27

Dallas San Antonio Houston New Orleans Memphis

L 21 22 25 26 27

Pct .618 .585 .528 .527 .500

GB — 2 5 5 61⁄2

Northwest Division W 36 35 31 32 13

Denver Utah Oklahoma City Portland Minnesota

L 19 19 21 25 43

Pct .655 .648 .596 .561 .232

GB — 1 ⁄2 31⁄2 5 1 23 ⁄2

Pct .750 .589 .389 .333 .278

GB — 9 20 23 26

Pacific Division W 42 33 21 18 15

L.A. Lakers Phoenix L.A. Clippers Sacramento Golden State

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Speedskating At Richmond Olympic Oval Women’s 1500, 6 p.m.

Call it Hockey Day in Canada. Sunday features rematches of the last three men’s goldmedal games when Russia plays the Czech Republic, the United States faces Canada and Sweden takes on Finland. Those are the final games of the preliminary round. FINE COMPANY: If you include the Soviet Union and the 1992 Unified Team as part of Russia’s history, the six hockey teams playing Sunday have won every Olympic gold medal — except for 1936, when Britain won. HISTORY: The U.S. men’s hockey team has won only twice in 15 games against Canada at the Olympics, and not since 1960 when the Americans prevailed 2-1 en route to the gold medal. THE REST: In addition to hockey, NBC will air Bode Miller’s Alpine super-combined, skicross and ice dancing Sunday.


Today’s Games Cleveland at Orlando, 1 p.m. Boston at Denver, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 6 p.m. Memphis at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Monday’s Games Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Utah, 9 p.m. Charlotte at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.



Medals Table At Vancouver, Canada Saturday, Feb. 20 4 of 6 medal events 42 of 90 total medal events

Nation United States Germany Norway Canada Austria France Sweden Switzerland South Korea Russia China Netherlands Poland Italy Japan Australia Slovakia Czech Republic Latvia Belarus Slovenia Britain Estonia Finland Kazakhstan Croatia

G 6 4 5 4 2 2 3 4 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

S 7 6 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

B 9 4 3 1 3 4 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Auto Club 500 Friday qualifying; race today At Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, Calif. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses)

Toronto 109, Washington 104 Oklahoma City at New York, late Philadelphia at Chicago, late Miami at Dallas, late Indiana at Houston, late Charlotte at Milwaukee, late Sacramento at L.A. Clippers, late

Tot 22 14 11 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

Saturday’s highlights Developments Saturday, Day 9 of the Vancouver Winter Olympics: WINNER VONN BRONZE: Andrea Fischbacher of Austria won the Olympic super-G after Lindsey Vonn let up at the end of the race. Vonn, who settled for bronze, won in the downhill to open her Olympics and then wiped out in the slalom leg of the super-combined. She now has three days off to rest her bruised shin before Wednesday’s giant slalom. NO U.S. DUEL: Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands broke up the expected American duel between Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick, winning the gold medal in the 1,500 meters. Davis, hoping to add to his gold in the 1,000, settled for silver. Hedrick was sixth. SWISS SENSATION: Switzerland’s Simon Ammann became the first ski jumper to win four individual Olympic titles with his victory in the large hill event. The International Ski Federation dismissed Austrian complaints that Ammann’s bindings violated regulations and gave him an unfair edge, clearing him to use the equipment on the large hill — and allowing him to keep his medal from the normal hill competition a week ago. BOBSLED CRASHES: Three crashes marred the opening heat of the two-man bobsled competition, involving sleds from Liechtenstein, Britain and Australia. No serious injuries were reported, and all six sliders walked away. NORTHERN HIGH-LIGHTS: Marcus Hellner of Sweden won the men’s 30-kilometer cross-country pursuit. ... The start of Sunday’s final round of two-man bobsledding was delayed 2 1/2 hours because of warm weather. ... Teemu Selanne of Finland has 20 goals and 17 assists in his Olympic hockey career, breaking the mark that had been shared by Russia’s Valeri Kharlamov, Vlastimil Bubnik of the former Czechoslovakia and Canada’s Harry Watson.

Today’s schedule All Times EST Alpine Skiing At Whistler Creekside Men’s Super Combined (downhill), 12:30 p.m. Men’s Super Combined (slalom), 3:15 p.m.

Biathlon At Whistler Olympic Park Men’s 15Km Mass, 2 p.m. Women’s 12.5m Mass, 4 p.m.

Bobsleigh At The Whistler Sliding Centre



Match Play results

Saturday At The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz. Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,849; Par 72 Seeds in Parentheses Semifinals Ian Poulter (9), England, def. Sergio Garcia (13), Spain, 7 and 6. Paul Casey (6), vs. Camilo Villegas (23), Colombia, suspended by darkness after 23 holes.



Saturday’s Games

Race Statistics Average Speed of Winner: 143.886 mph. Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes, 46 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.51 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 18 laps. Lead Changes: 12 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-7; K.Busch 8-10; J.Logano 11-79; Bra.Keselowski 80; J.Allgaier 81; J.Buescher 82-84; J.Logano 85-88; G.Biffle 89-99; J.Logano 100-121; M.Wallace 122; J.Logano 123-150; G.Biffle 151; K.Busch 152. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 5 times for 130 laps; G.Biffle, 2 times for 12 laps; K.Busch, 2 times for 4 laps; J.Buescher, 1 time for 3 laps; Bra. Keselowski, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Edwards, 335; 2. J.Logano, 311; 3. K.Busch, 304; 4. J.Allgaier, 303; 5. Bra.Keselowski, 299; 6. B.Vickers, 297; 7. S.Wallace, 289; 8. J.Buescher, 271; 9. G.Biffle, 265; 10. P.Menard, 256.

Today at the Olympics

Friday’s Games Charlotte 110, Cleveland 93 Washington 107, Denver 97 Philadelphia 106, San Antonio 94 Miami 100, Memphis 87,2OT Chicago 100, Minnesota 94 New Orleans 107, Indiana 101 Milwaukee 91, Detroit 85 Toronto 106, New Jersey 89 Dallas 95, Orlando 85 Phoenix 88, Atlanta 80 Utah 100, Golden State 89 Boston 96, Portland 76

$18,095. 37. (38) Josh Wise, Ford, 147, 35.1, 52, $24,443. 38. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, engine, 117, 90.2, 49, $18,015. 39. (26) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, accident, 117, 47.5, 46, $24,258. 40. (25) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, wheel bearing, 40, 41.2, 43, $17,755. 41. (31) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, engine, 17, 30.9, 40, $17,695. 42. (22) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, vibration, 3, 30.3, 37, $17,615. 43. (28) John Borneman III, Ford, transmission, 2, 28.9, 34, $17,575.

1. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 183.744 mph. 2. (42) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 183.477. 3. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 183.127. 4. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 182.913. 5. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 182.908. 6. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 182.899. 7. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 182.89. 8. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 182.811. 9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 182.788. 10. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 182.741. 11. (00) David Reutimann, Toy., 182.597. 12. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 182.292. 13. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 182.195. 14. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 182.085. 15. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 181.974. 16. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 181.882. 17. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 181.749. 18. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 181.726. 19. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 181.671. 20. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 181.502. 21. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 181.333. 22. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 181.324. 23. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 181.315. 24. (09) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 181.315. 25. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 181.301. 26. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toy., 181.228. 27. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 181.109. 28. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 181.055. 29. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 181.041. 30. (55) Michael McDowell, Toy., 180.895. 31. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 180.768. 32. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 180.755. 33. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevy, 180.587. 34. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 180.524. 35. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 180.325. 36. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 180.081. 37. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 179.919. 38. (37) Kevin Conway, Ford, 179.292. 39. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 178.975. 40. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (26) Boris Said, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 180.501.

Failed to Qualify 44. (90) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 179.915. 45. (35) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 178.94. 46. (46) Terry Cook, Dodge, 178.064.

NASCAR Nationwide Stater Bros. 300 Results Saturday At Auto Club Speedway Fontana, Calif. Lap length: 2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 152 laps, 129.6 rating, 190 points, $68,845. 2. (5) Greg Biffle, Ford, 152, 116.9, 175, $58,875. 3. (13) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 152, 106.7, 170, $51,493. 4. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 152, 103.7, 160, $36,275. 5. (1) Joey Logano, Toyota, 152, 142.5, 165, $39,200. 6. (12) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 152, 85.3, 150, $32,318. 7. (32) Kelly Bires, Chevrolet, 152, 89.8, 146, $30,118. 8. (7) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 152, 110.9, 142, $23,175. 9. (15) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 152, 93.8, 143, $28,778. 10. (3) Brian Scott, Toyota, 152, 112.9, 134, $24,250. 11. (10) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 152, 91.6, 130, $30,918. 12. (19) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 152, 74.4, 132, $27,618. 13. (9) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 152, 88.7, 129, $27,993. 14. (20) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 152, 88.7, 121, $27,283. 15. (27) Scott Lagasse Jr., Ford, 152, 71.5, 118, $27,998. 16. (43) Scott Riggs, Ford, 152, 65.6, 115, $27,038. 17. (34) Michael Annett, Toyota, 152, 76.5, 112, $26,828. 18. (18) Colin Braun, Ford, 152, 72.3, 109, $26,893. 19. (17) Paul Menard, Ford, 152, 79.2, 106, $20,115. 20. (21) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 151, 58.7, 103, $21,155. 21. (37) Michael McDowell, Dodge, 151, 54.7, 100, $26,363. 22. (29) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 151, 59.1, 97, $19,760. 23. (16) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 151, 64.9, 94, $26,543. 24. (14) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 151, 75.2, 91, $25,983. 25. (35) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 151, 57.1, 88, $26,298. 26. (11) David Reutimann, Toyota, 150, 86.8, 85, $19,270. 27. (42) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 150, 63.7, 82, $25,603. 28. (30) Willie Allen, Chevrolet, 150, 46.4, 79, $19,015. 29. (39) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 149, 41.8, 76, $25,333. 30. (6) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 149, 66.2, 73, $26,173. 31. (36) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 149, 35, 70, $25,113. 32. (23) Mark Green, Chevrolet, 149, 45.9, 67, $18,535. 33. (40) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 148, 37.2, 64, $24,893. 34. (41) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 148, 33.5, 61, $24,783. 35. (24) Eric McClure, Ford, 148, 35.6, 58, $24,673. 36. (33) Derrike Cope, Dodge, 147, 32, 55,

Sergio Garcia (13), Spain, def. Oliver Wilson (37), England, 4 and 3. Paul Casey (6), England, def. Stewart Cink (19), United States, 5 and 4. Ian Poulter (9), England, def. Thongchai Jaidee (57), Thailand, 1 up. Camilo Villegas (23), Colombia, def. Retief Goosen (18), South Africa, 4 and 3.

PGA Tour

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At Dubai, UAE

WTA Barclays Dubai Championships Saturday at Dubai Tennis Stadium Purse: $2 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Championship Venus Williams (3), United States, def. Victoria Azarenka (4), Belarus, 6-3, 7-5.

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ATP World Tour Open 13 Saturday at Palais des Sports Purse: $783,800 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Semifinals Julien Benneteau (8), France, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (2), France, 7-6 (11), 5-7, 7-6 (3). Michael Llodra, France, def. Mischa Zverev, Germany, 6-1, 7-6 (3).

Doubles Semifinals Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra, France, def. Arnaud Clement and Nicolas Mahut, France, 7-6 (0), 6-4.

At Bogota, Colombia WTA Tour Copa BBVA Colsanitas Saturday At Club Campestre el Rancho Purse: $220,000 (Intl.) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Semifinals Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, def. Gisela Dulko (1), Argentina, 7-5, 6-3. Mariana Duque Marino, Colombia, def. Arantxa Parra Santonja (8), Spain, 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles Championship Gisela Dulko, Argentina, and Edina Gallovits (2), Romania, def. Olga Savchuk, Ukraine, and Anastasia Yakimova, Belarus, 6-2, 7-6 (6).

At Memphis RMK Championships & the Cellular South Cup Results Saturday The Racquet Club of Memphis, Tenn. Purse: Men, $1,226,500 (WT500); Women, $220,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Men Semifinals John Isner (6), United States, def. Philipp Petzschner, Germany, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. Sam Querrey (8), United States, def. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles Men Semifinals Ross Hutchins, Britain, and Jordan Kerr, Australia, def. Scott Lipsky and David Martin, United States, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4). John Isner and Sam Querrey, United States, def. Mardy Fish, United States, and Mark Knowles (2), Bahamas, 3-6, 7-5, retired.

At Buenos Aires ATP World Tour Copa Telmex Results Saturday At Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club Purse: $544,300 (WT250) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Quarterfinals David Ferrer (1), Spain, def. Igor Andreev (6), Russia, 7-5, 6-2. Juan Monaco (4), Argentina, def. Horacio Zeballos (8), Argentina, 7-5, 6-1.

Semifinals Juan Carlos Ferrero (2), Spain, def. Juan Monaco (4), Argentina, 6-2, 7-6 (7). David Ferrer (1), Spain, def. Albert Montanes (5), Spain, 6-1, 6-1.


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Doubles Semifinals

Honda PTT Thailand Saturday at Siam Country Club Pattaya, Thailand Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,469; Par: 72 Third Round a-amateur Suzann Pettersen Song-Hee Kim Yani Tseng Momoko Ueda Ai Miyazato Cristie Kerr Maria Hjorth Hee Young Park Amy Yang In-Kyung Kim M.J. Hur Catriona Matthew Karrie Webb Lorena Ochoa Stacy Prammanasudh Seon Hwa Lee Kyeong Bae Na Yeon Choi Laura Davies Angela Stanford Nontaya Srisawang Amanda Blumenherst Brittany Lang Brittany Lincicome Morgan Pressel Christina Kim Jiyai Shin Sun Young Yoo Pat Hurst Katherine Hull Se Ri Pak Michelle Wie Jee Young Lee Natalie Gulbis Stacy Lewis Anna Nordqvist Meena Lee a-Ariya Jutanugarn

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Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (2), Spain, def. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Mayakoba Classic Scores Saturday At El Camaleon Golf Club Riviera Maya, Mexico Purse: $3.6 million Yardage: 6,923; Par: 70 Third Round Joe Durant Charles Warren J.P. Hayes Chad Collins Cameron Beckman Kevin Stadler Heath Slocum Matt Weibring Briny Baird Charles Howell III Ted Purdy Brendon de Jonge Jason Gore Thomas Levet Tom Pernice, Jr. Brian Stuard Glen Day John Daly Jarrod Lyle K.J. Choi Chris Riley Shaun Micheel Mark Hensby Richard S. Johnson Roger Tambellini Michael Connell Jeff Maggert Tim Herron Todd Hamilton Matt Bettencourt J.J. Henry Skip Kendall Spencer Levin Dean Wilson Steve Wheatcroft Vance Veazey Chris Tidland Billy Mayfair Kirk Triplett John Morse Craig Bowden Fran Quinn Jerry Kelly Santiago Luna Justin Bolli Mike Small Mark Brooks Boo Weekley Brad Faxon Paul Stankowski Marco Dawson Shigeki Maruyama Frank Lickliter II J.L. Lewis Jerod Turner John Merrick Mark Wilson Alejandro Canizares Jay Williamson Chris Stroud Michael Clark II Garrett Willis Erik Compton Jonathan Kaye Chris Wilson Kris Blanks Mark Calcavecchia Joe Ogilvie Jim Carter Carl Pettersson Greg Kraft David Lutterus Spike McRoy Craig Barlow Robin Freeman Matt Every

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Doubles Quarterfinals Sebastian Prieto and Horacio Zeballos (4), Argentina, def. Lucas Arnold Ker and Brian Dabul, Argentina, 2-6, 6-4, 10-6 tiebreak. Sebastian Prieto and Horacio Zeballos (4), Argentina, def. Nicolas Almagro and Santiago Ventura, Spain, 6-1, 7-6 (5).



BASEBALL American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Named Grady Fuson special advisor to director baseball operations.

National League HOUSTON ASTROS—Extended the contract of general manager Ed Wade through the 2012 season.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS—Signed G Garrett Temple to a second 10-day contract. Waived F Brian Cook.

COLLEGE NEW MEXICO—Named David Reaves quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.


---A. Dick Motta.



The resurrection of Bo Whoop D

riving back from a duck hunt on the first of December, 1948, two hunters see two game wardens waiting for them on the highway. They pull over. As the wardens check their hunting licenses, one recognizes one of the hunters as an outdoor writer. A long conversation ensues with the writer showing the game wardens his shotgun. They admire the shotgun and, as always happens with men who share a common interest, stories ensue. Humorous events are related, hands shaken, and the wardens get in their car. The two hunters get in their car and drive off, forgetting the shotgun leaning on the fender of the car and the SPORTS most famous shotgun story in history begins. Dick When the hunters realize that the Jones gun was left behind, they go back to the ■■■ spot, search the roads side ditches, and the local sheriff’s department sets up a road block to try to intercept the famous writer’s gun to no avail. The writer puts an ad in the paper advertising a generous reward but he never sees the shotgun again. This is the story of Bo Whoop, Super Fox serial number 31088. A custom gun built by a famous gunsmith, Bert Becker, for an even more famous outdoor writer, Nash Buckingham. In addition to those famous names, John Olin, of Winchester, and probably the most renowned gun writer of all time, Col. Charles Askins, were also involved in the story. In the early 1920s Col. Askins was trying to develop a long-range duck load. He managed to get John Olin at Winchester interested in the project and talked Winchester into partnering with the Fox gun company to create a gun that would deliver optimum performance at long range. Fox then incorporated the talents of Bert Becker, the most well known barrel borer of his time. As a result of these collaborations, the Winchester Super X shell and the Super Fox shotgun were born. Once the gun and shell combination were developed, John Olin sent the best of the guns along with eight boxes of unmarked shells to Memphis, Tenn. The gun was now in the hands of arguably the best living long-range waterfowler in the world, Nash



In 1950, a group of Nash Buckingham’s admirers commissioned Bert Becker to build him a replacement for Bo Whoop. It was identical to the first except it was more ornately engraved and had a pistol grip. By that time, Bert Becker was over 80 years old so he only bored the barrels while other gunsmiths completed the gun. It was numbered #121 with Becker’s serial numbers instead of the Fox serial numbers on the original. Buckingham used the gun until 1968 when, at 84 years old, it was just too heavy for him to shoot well. You can see it today at the Ducks Unlimited Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. – DICK JONES

Buckingham. Buckingham immediately abandoned his 34” barrel Parker and commissioned the building of his own Super Fox, later to be known as Bo Whoop for the distinctive sound it created in the hardwood bottoms. The gun was a 32” barreled, 12-gauge ejector gun with a straight grip stock. It was ordered with no safety since it was kept open until birds approached. It weighed almost ten pounds and reportedly put 90% of its pellets in a 30” circle at 40 yards. It was said that “Mr. Buck,” as Buckingham was called, could reliably shoot ducks at over 80 yards with 1¼ ounces of No. 4 shot. Instantly, Becker, Bo Whoop, Fox Shotguns, and the Super X shell became the hot item for outdoor writers. Nash Buckingham and Bo Whoop were inseparable in the duck flats until the ill fated hunt on December 1, 1948. The story isn’t over. Bo Whoop has been found and is up for sale by Julia’s Auctions, in Maine. The gun is in really good condition, though it has been restocked. The tale of Bo Whoop since that day in December of ’48 continues to be an interesting story. The gun showed up and was identified as a result of an inquiry about who could properly restock it. The owner contacted Stan Hillis in Georgia, a well-known shotgun enthusiast and a member of the A. H. Fox Collectors Association. The owner wasn’t a shotgun guy but he remem-

bered the gun from his childhood. It had been offered to his father for sale for $100 about 50 years ago. His father didn’t know the Bo Whoop story so the names Bert Becker and Nash Buckingham stamped on the gun meant nothing to him. The stock on the gun was cracked, presumably from when it fell off the car, and the father offered the seller $50, which was accepted. The gun was then left in a closet until after the father’s death. The son, not knowing the gun’s value, decided to have it fixed since he assumed it had little worth with a broken stock. He then contacted Hillis, who recommended a gunsmith to restock it. The gunsmith recognized the gun and, to his great credit, advised the owner of its value. The gun was restocked and later the owner decided to sell it through Julia’s. It’s been examined by several knowledgeable shotgun collectors and all agree that it really is Bo Whoop. There are a couple of discrepancies from the original order card, which still exists, but it’s believed they are modifications made during the 20 years Buckingham shot ducks with it. The broken stock is still not the original stock. The checkered butt and the checkering pattern don’t show up in early photos of Bo Whoop. The ivory fore end tip that was lost in some of the photos has been replaced but everything else matches the order card perfectly. It’s believed the gun will exceed $300,000 even in this economy. A few years ago, a Parker A1S ordered for the Czar of Russia, but never delivered, was purchased by Jack Puglisi for $287,500. For the last 60 years, shotgun collectors have walked into pawn shops and obscure gun shows with the thrilling thought that Bo Whoop might be standing on the racks or lying on a table for them to discover. We can now relax; we now know where Bo Whoop has been all these years. For more information on the story of Bo Whoop go to: DICK Jones is an outdoor writer living in High Point. To check out his Web site go to





PANTHERS 14-U TOURNAMENT TEAM – Panthers Baseball Club will hold open tryouts on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 3-5 p.m. at High Point University. Players should be at the field at 2:30. Two teams are coached by current college coaches and former college players. Contact Scott Butler (847-7068, Sbutler9@ or Daniel Latham (dlatham@ to express intent to try out or for more details.

SPRING SOCCER SIGNUPS – Registration runs through Feb. 19 for Spring Soccer at the Grubb Family YMCA. Program is open to kids ages 3-14. The cost is $30 for 3-4 year olds and $60 for kids 5 and up. Call 861-7788 for info. Also, the High Point University women’s soccer team will be conducting a free soccer clinic for kids ages 5-14 on Feb. 27 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the YMCA Soccer Complex in Trinity. Call 861-7788 for info.

CJ BEATTY CAMP – Weather shifted CJ Beatty’s camp at High Point Batting Central to Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cardinals prospect will teach skills to children ages 7-11. Pre-registration is suggested to secure a spot. Cost is $25 with five cans of food to be donated to local food bank or $30 per child. Call HPBC at 434-0855 or come by HPBC to sign up.


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 9632378 for info. CAROLINA MUSTANGS 9-UNDER TRYOUTS – Open tryouts planned for Feb. 21 from 2-4 p.m. at Fairgrove Ballfield in Thomasville. Players cannot turn 10 before May 1, 2010. Call Stacey Hilbourn at 442-3906 for more details. ARCHDALE PARKS AND REC – Registration continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until the leagues are full. Cost will be: T-ball $25 Archdale residents, $35 nonresidents; Coach-pitch $30 Archdale, $40 non; Mustang $35 Archdale, $45 non; Bronco $40 Archdale, $50 non; Pony $40 Archdale, $50 non. For info, call 431-1117 Ext. 315 or 314.

BASKETBALL HIGH POINT POLICE DEPARTMENT VS. HIGH POINT FIRE DEPARTMENT BASKETBALL – Finest vs. Bravest Charity basketball game to benefit United Way of Greater High Point is set for March 1 at 6 p.m. at Hartley Drive YMCA. Admission is $2 and there will be a halftime free throw competition between H.P. police chief Fealy and fire chief Taylor. SCOTT CHERRY BASKETBALL CAMPS – Will feature two individual camp sessions, two team camp sessions and a father/son basketball camp. The individual camps are open to boys entering kindergarten through 10th grade and will run June 28-July 1 and August 2-5. For the first time, the Scott Cherry Basketball Camps will hold a father/son camp at High Point University June 11-12. There will also be two team camps held this summer. Team camps are open to all middle school, junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball teams. The two camps will run June 18-20 and June 25-27. If you are interested in any boys’ basketball camp opportunities, contact Director of Basketball Operations, Tripp Pendergast at (336) 841-9329 or tpenderg@ or visit

SPRING SPORTS SIGNUPS – Soccer registration for boys and girls ages 3-14 at the Hartley Drive YMCA runs now through Feb. 28. Cost is $55 for YMCA members and $80 for others. Girls volleyball registration runs from now to Feb. 16 for sixth- to eighth-graders. Cost is $30 for Y members and $65 for others. Contact Kevin Swider at 869-0151 or kswider@hpymca. org for more info.

SOFTBALL HIGH POINT BATTING CENTER CAMP – Girls ages 7-11 are invited to High Point Batting Center’s Fast-Pitch Camp on March 6 from 9-11 a.m. for focus on pitching, hitting and catching. Cost is $30 per child. Registration is suggested to secure your spot. Players should bring bat, helmet, glove and wear tennis shoes. Sign-ups run through March 1. For info, call 434-0855.

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.

VOLLEYBALL TOM A. FINCH COMMUNITY YMCA – Will accept registration for youth volleyball leagues through Feb. 16 for girls in grades 6-8. Cost is $30 for YMCA members and $65 for non-members. Call Jamie Mills at 474-5249 for info.

REPORTING ITEMS The High Point Enterprise publishes announcements in the Calendar free of charge. Send info to, call 8883556 or fax to 888-3504.


Charlotte’s Tyrus Thomas (left) and Gerald Henderson celebrate the Bobcats’ 110-93 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.

Bobcats pin big hopes on Thomas CHARLOTTE (AP) – For years Tyrus Thomas kept hearing about Larry Brown. Now the talented, but underachieving power forward gets to play for the demanding Hall of Fame coach in a new setting he hopes allows him to finally reach his potential. Thomas and center Theo Ratliff, the latest additions in the Bobcats’ dizzying two years of trades and player moves under Brown, were introduced a couple hours before they were to make their debuts for Charlotte on Friday against Cleveland. Thomas is the key addition for the Bobcats as they try to secure the franchise’s first playoff berth. And the player who clashed with coaches in Chicago vows he’ll have no trouble getting used to the sometimes-cranky Brown. Countless stories from Brown’s former players have him ready. “I’ve been with Lindsey (Hunter) the last year and a half and I was with Big Ben (Wallace) my first year and a half,” Thomas said. “All Ben ever talked was ‘LB this, LB that.’ All Lindsey ever says, ‘LB this, LB that.’ “Both those guys say the same thing. He’s going to be tough on you but he cares about you and if you just listen you’ll get better, the team will get better and everybody is going to succeed. That’s what I’m looking forward to.” The fourth pick in the 2006 draft brings an athletic, rebounding, shot-blocker to Charlotte, but also concerns. He was suspended twice in Chicago, the last time earlier this month for conduct detrimental to the team.

But playing time, the topic that led to his unhappiness with the Bulls, shouldn’t be an issue in Charlotte. The Bobcats have been searching for help behind starter Boris Diaw for months. Thomas was averaging 8.8 points and 6.3 rebounds with the Bulls. “He’s a pretty special athlete,” Brown said. “I’ve always felt that you get two or three like him, just go play and get some ballhandlers that can penetrate and kick, you’ve got a pretty good formula for some success.” Stephen Jackson hugged his new teammates when they walked on the court at the end of Friday’s shootaround. Jackson is excited about Thomas’ addition, but also lamented the loss of guard Flip Murray, who was sent to Chicago on Thursday along with Acie Law and a future first-round draft pick. “I didn’t want to lose Flip. He took a lot of pressure off me and made a lot of big shots,” Jackson said. “But we had a hole in the middle. ... He’s going to be a great fit. Another athlete, another guy we can drop it to in the post.” The 36-year-old Ratliff will provide needed depth at center, but also could serve as the sometimes volatile Jackson’s guide. The two were once teammates in Atlanta. “I just told him, ‘Now I’ve got my shrink back,’ ” Jackson said. “Being with Theo all those years, he was a guy I could really talk to and help me get through a lot of stuff on and off the court.” Ratliff, acquired for a 2016 second-round pick, was OK with leaving San Antonio because of his lack of playing time.


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lombian, who had a 3-foot par putt on the 14th hole to win the match. He pushed it badly to the right, giving Casey an unlikely reprieve. “I should have made that putt,” Villegas said. On the previous hole, Villegas hit a remarkable bunker shot from 50 yards that stopped 2 feet from the hole for a conceded birdie, only for Casey to knocked it a 6-foot birdie to extend the match. Villegas also escaped trouble on the par-5 11th when he blasted out of a desert bush, hammered a fairway metal onto the green and halved the hole with a par. “If I had to get up early, I wanted to be in the final. I didn’t want to be continuing a semifinal,” said Casey, who reached the champion-

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) – Joe Durant remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 2006, birdieing the final two holes Saturday for a 2-under 69 and a twostroke lead in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The 45-year-old Durant, a four-time tour winner, had a 14-under 199 total

on the Mayakoba Resort’s El Camaleon course. He opened with rounds of 64 and 66. “It always helps just having been in this position a number of times and knowing the kind of round you need to play on Sunday to win a golf tournament,” Durant said. “At least you know in your mind what you need

to do. Whether you do it or not, who knows. Experience always helps.” Charles Warren (65) and J.P. Hayes (69) were tied for second, Chad Collins (67) and Cameron Beckman (69) followed at 11 under, and Kevin Stadler (67) was 10 under. John Daly was tied for 17th at 7 under after a 69.

Armour, Simpson tied at Allianz Championship BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – If anybody could use a victory at the Allianz Championship this weekend, it would be Tim Simpson. Simpson, who had brain surgery nearly five years ago to alleviate a hereditary tremor in his left hand, shot 7 under 65 and was tied with Tommy Armour III for the lead at 13 under after the second round of the Champions Tour event on Saturday at Broken Sound. After posting his sixth birdie of the day on the 17th to reach 11 under, Simpson eagled the par-5 18th to move into a tie with Armour, moving him closer to

a big payday that would help defray the costs of mounting medical bills. Two months ago, Simpson had to have out-patient surgery to install a new battery in the neurostimulator that connects to an electrode in his brain to help alleviate the shaking. “To change a battery is $53,000 and climbing,” Simpson said. Winning the Allianz Championship sure would help with that. The champion takes home a $255,500 paycheck. He’ll have to overcome Armour, and hold off an accomplished group right on his heels, to do it.

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ship match last year only to lose to Geoff Ogilvy. “One of us has to be in the final. And both of us want to be there.” Some three hours earlier, Poulter closed out Sergio Garcia on the 12th hole, 7 and 6. Poulter was in his room at the Ritz-Carlton, waiting to find out his opponent before taking a hot bath. The match was so long that he wound up taking the bath and then getting a massage. He posted on Twitter, “laying on the massage table having some treatment getting ready for tomorrow, cant believe they are still out there.” Even more surprising is that they have to return at 7:10 a.m. to continue, the first time a semifinal match carried into Sunday.

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Poulter pummels Garcia, reaches Match Play final MARANA, Ariz. (AP) – Ian Poulter equaled the shortest match of the tournament to reach the final of the Match Play Championship. He won’t know who he plays until Sunday because the longest match didn’t finish. Paul Casey and Camilo Villegas, neither of whom had gone the distance all week at Dove Mountain, exchanged a series of great shots and clutch putts through 23 holes Saturday until twilight in the high desert made it too difficult to continue. They were to return first thing in the morning to see who gets to face Poulter and a chance at the $1.4 million prize. The final stroke of a long day belonged to Villegas, a 28-year-old Co-

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PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) – Suzann Pettersen had her third straight bogey-free round Saturday, shooting a 4-under 68 and opening a five-stroke lead in the season-opening Honda PTT LPGA Thailand. The 2007 champion from Norway said she drank 12 bottles of water in the extreme heat during Saturday’s round on the Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course and is 18-under 198 for the tournament. She shot a 66 and 64 in the first two rounds. “I’m playing very solid, gave myself some good chances on the greens,” Pettersen said. “I’m playing very good going into the last round.” After a sluggish start, Song-Hee Kim of South Korea birdied three of the last four holes for a 68. She is 13-under 203. “I played pretty good today, but it was hard on the front nine. I didn’t get many birdies,” Kim said. “On the back nine, I got more birdies and more confidence.” After two error-free rounds, Ai Miyazato of Japan bogeyed twice to offset four birdies and finished with a 2-under 70 for a share of third place at 204 with compatriot Momoko Ueda (69) and 2008 LPGA Championship winner Yani Tseng of Taiwan (68). Cristie Kerr, the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open champion, made eagles on 7 and 18 and shot a 66. She is tied for sixth place at 11-under with Hee Young Park (72) and Sweden’s Maria Hjorth (70). Michelle Wie shot a 74 and is 2-under-par 214 .

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A masked marvel, Breanna Mercantini has remained energetic through two rounds of chemotherapy. She’s shown dressing up at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Community comes together to help 5-year-old battle leukemia BY JIMMY TOMLIN ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER




ven as she waited for the results of her daughter’s blood work, Christine Mercantini nervously went online and looked up the symptoms of leukemia. “I just had a feeling that’s what it was,” she says. So she checked off the symptoms of leukemia against those her daughter, 5-year-old Breanna, had been experiencing, and the results were discouraging. Fever? Check. Bruising? Check. Low energy? Loss of appetite? Bone pain? Check. Check. Check. “She had all the signs,” recalls Mercantini, a former Archdale

’If she had her hair, you wouldn’t be able to tell she has cancer.’ Christine Mercantini Breanna’s mother resident now living in Greensboro. “Then the doctor called back and told us she probably had leukemia, and that we needed to go to Baptist (Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center). I was still shocked to hear she had leukemia, but I did have that feeling.” According to Mercantini, Breanna’s white blood cell count was around 220,000; the normal range is between about 5,000 and 10,000. Doctors diagnosed Breanna with


Photo of Christine Mercantini and Breanna was taken at Thanksgiving, two weeks before Breanna’s diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, a fast-growing cancer of the blood that necessitates aggressive treatment. In addition, doctors told Mercantini that Breanna’s leukemia is linked to a gene mutation that puts her in the high-risk category rather than standard-risk. Since Breanna’s diagnosis in early December, she has enjoyed only eight days out of the hospital, which has made it impossible for Mercantini to return to her job as a sales associate at Furnitureland South. Breanna has undergone two rounds of chemotherapy at Wake Forest Baptist – with a third round yet to come – resulting in the loss

of most of her hair. She’s scheduled to receive a cord-blood transplant at Duke University Medical Center in late March or early April. “Breanna has been a trouper and handled all of this very well,” Mercantini says. “Usually, you see kids who have cancer laying in their beds, but she’s running around the hospital and is very energetic. If she had her hair, you wouldn’t be able to tell she has cancer.” Breanna knows she’s sick, but doesn’t fully understand how sick she is. “We’ve used the word ‘cancer’



A benefit to assist the family of Breanna Mercantini will be held Saturday, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1505 N.C. 62 West. The benefit will include a dinner of roast beef, green beans, corn, baked potatoes, rolls, banana pudding, tea and coffee. There will also be a bake sale and a silent auction. Donations are requested for the dinner, while the bake sale will have priced items and the silent auction items will have minimum prices. All proceeds will benefit the family of 5-year-old Breanna Mercantini, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in December and will undergo a cord blood transplant in late March or early April. To make a cash donation or for more information, contact Fairfield United Methodist Church at 431-5743.

Are you looking to advance your running capabilities? Are you looking to find those skills that will keep you running pain-free far into the future? The sports medicine program through the Human Motion Institute at Randolph Hospital is taking registration for its free running clinic. All runners, seasoned and novice, are invited to attend this one-of-akind hands-on running clinic, which will be conducted from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Randolph Hospital Outpatient Center. Participants will hear from local experts on a variety of topics and then will receive an individual stretching assessment. It is estimated that there are more than 75 million runners in the United States. So, why do so many Americans do it? Most often, people run to stay in shape and to reach an ideal body weight, but there are many benefits of running. For example, running helps lower blood pressure by maintaining the elasticity of the arteries. Running also helps maximize the lungs’ potential, as it keeps them strong and powerful. Finally, running strengthens the heart and helps prevent heart attacks. Registration is required and is limited. To register, visit www. randolph or call (336) 633-7788. Participants should wear exercise attire and must be 18 years or older to participate. Light refreshments will be provided.



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ear Abby: I have been married five months, and a problem has come up. It’s my wife’s 20-year-old son, “Danny.” He uses drugs, and he does it in our house. He also allows the garbage to pile up in his room to the point that the stench invades the entire house. We have had to install locks on all the internal doors because Danny steals from us. He also has his girlfriend and drug-using cousin over for “sleepovers.” Last night I was so upset I told my wife I was tired of the drugs and the filth, and if Danny doesn’t straighten out, I am going to turn him in to the authorities. My wife now barely speaks to me, and she’s making me feel like I’m the enemy. Was I wrong to put my foot down? – Conflicted in St. Joe, Mo. Dear Conflicted: Not in my book. Danny appears to be an addict living the lifestyle of an addict, which includes

stealing and hanging around with others who use drugs. The garbage may be pilADVICE ing up because he’s Dear so stoned Abby he doesn’t ■■■ notice. I don’t know how long you all have been living like this, but if you married your wife under these circumstances, she may expect you to continue to tolerate it. As long as she allows her son to use drugs and live the way he is, nothing will change. Please recognize that your wife is her son’s enabler. A loving mother should insist that he get help and clean up his act. What you must decide is whether you’re willing to live like this for the rest of your life, because you can’t change this lady and her son. Only they can do that, and they do not appear inclined to do so.



Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ellen Page, 23; Jennifer Love Hewitt, 31; Kelsey Grammer, 55; Tyne Daly, 64 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Focus on partnerships and bringing out the best out in everyone with whom you are connected, professionally and personally. Opportunities are present but, if you aren’t willing to take action, you may not reach your full potential. Apply a little force if that’s what it takes to excel. Your numbers are 9, 12, 22, 26, 30, 39, 41 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take stock of your finances and set a budget that will allow you greater freedom in the future. A little low-cost entertainment during the evening hours will bring about some interesting alternatives for the future. ★★★ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your talents will come in handy and your services should be offered to a group in need. The people you meet along the way will make excellent contacts for future projects. A change of plans will affect an emotional relationship for the better. ★★★ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t say something that will lead to future debates or cause you to lose ground personally. Mistakes made now will be difficult to reverse. Focus on what you have, not what you haven’t. ★★★ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Rekindling or starting up relationships will lead to opportunities, added knowledge and the kind of experience that can get you ahead. Be a participant and you won’t be sorry. ★★★★ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Doing more with loved ones, children or any group to which you belong will result in adventure, excitement and an experience you shouldn’t miss. Fixing up a workspace will eventually lead to extra income. ★★★★ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will not be able to skirt issues that arise, so tell it like it is and be ready to get past whatever develops from your honesty. Love is in the stars and your openness will determine who you will end up with. A change of heart will take you by surprise. ★★ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A new look, a little pampering or getting out and enjoying the company of others or an entertaining event should be scheduled in. A trip may be instigated due to your insight, clarity and an idea you mention. Prospects look good. ★★★★★ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may be tempted by a deal for the wrong reason. Don’t feel pressured by someone else’s demands to take action. Time is on your side and jumping too fast without sufficient information will lead to regrets. Focus on love for now. ★★★ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Accept the inevitable, keep things amicable and, most of all, avoid anyone trying to pick a fight. Moderation will be required if you want to end up in the winner’s circle. Use your head, your intuition and your ability to find solutions. ★★★ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): For now, it’s up to you to pull in everything you’ve got to come out with the changes you need to find happiness, better health and peace of mind. Let your emotions speak so that everyone knows exactly how you feel. ★★★★★ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Rethink your strategy before it’s too late. You are at a turning point that needs to be addressed and properly dealt with before moving forward. Ask for help but don’t take advantage. ★★ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Interacting with others or getting involved in a team effort will awaken some of the old ideas and goals. Refreshing the memory can bring about a desire to contact someone from your past who enjoyed similar interests. ★★★★

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ONE STAR: It’s best to avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes or read a good book. Two stars: You can accomplish but don’t rely on others for help. Three stars: If you focus, you will reach your goals. Four stars: You can pretty much do as you please, a good time to start new projects. Five stars: Nothing can stop you now. Go for the gold.

Dear Abby: With today’s economic woes, more and more people are out of work. I was lucky to find a job only three months after relocating to California, and I’m working with a wonderful group of people.

At the end of the year, holiday bonuses were given out. To my surprise, I was given one. In addition, I was given five days of paid holiday strictly on the company. Would it be appropriate to write a thank-you

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would it be appropriate, but it’s also an intelligent and diplomatic way of calling attention to yourself.

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Hepatitis A is least-threatening hepatitis virus


ear Dr. Donohue: When I was 8 years old, my family lived near the water, and we ate all sorts of seafood, including oysters, clams and shrimp. I came down with hepatitis, and the doctor said it probably came from seafood. No one else in my family got sick. I hear about hepatitis all the time now, but no one mentions seafood. Why not? I turned yellow, but I got over it and have remained healthy ever since. I am 88. – O.T. Eighty years ago, not much was known about hepatitis. In the years since, a great deal of information has been learned. We know that there are three main kinds of hepatitis – A, B and C. Most likely, you had hepatitis A. At one time, seafood – particularly oysters coming from polluted waters – was a major source for transmission of the hepatitis A virus. It’s not such a threat these days. Hepatitis A is spread through food and drink contaminated with the virus, and it also is spread from person to person. Initial infection with all three kinds of hepatitis is quite similar. People lose their appetites, are nauseated, often throw up and have a fever. Their urine darkens, and their skin and the whites of their eyes turn yellow. Joints might ache. By the third week, most hepatitis A patients are feeling much better. However, it can prove fatal for a few. Hepatitis A, unlike B and C, doesn’t become a chronic infection, and doesn’t lead to liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. We still don’t have an effective medicine for hepatitis A, but we do have an effective vaccine. Since the late 1990s, when hepatitis A vaccine began to be given to all children, the number of cases of hepatitis A has plummeted.

you at low risk. You are right about age; the older a person is, the chance of lung HEALTH cancer increases. Dr. Paul However, Donohue all things ■■■ considered, your risk is very tiny. A repeat scan in six months is quite safe for you. Dear Dr. Donohue: Skin cracks appear on the tips of my fingers and those of many others in the winter. The thumb is especially sensitive when cracks appear. A friend told me that one of her father’s doctors said it was a vitamin A deficiency. Have you heard of this? – N.R. I haven’t heard of a link to vitamin A deficiency. I can give you a tip. Put petroleum jelly on your cracked skin at night and cover it with two Band-Aids, attached at right angles to each other. Do this for at least three days. If you can apply Vaseline and BandAids during the day as well, so much the better. DR. DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475


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uestion: My boyfriend doesn’t talk to me very much. He’s just a very quiet and shy person. Will he always be this way? I just wish he’d tell me what he’s thinking and feeling. Dr. Dobson: Your question reminds me of the 12-year-old boy who had never spoken a word. His parents and siblings thought he couldn’t talk because they’d never heard his voice. Then one day the boy’s mother placed some soup in front of him, and he ate a spoonful. Then he pushed the bowl away and said, “This is slop, and I won’t eat any more of it!” The family was ecstatic. He’d actually spoken a complete sentence. They all jumped around gleefully, and his father said, “Why haven’t you ever talked to us before?” The boy replied, “Because up until now everything has been OK.” Maybe your boyfriend will surprise you one day with a flurry of words, but I doubt it. Shyness and an introverted personality result primarily from an inborn temperament that tends to be very persistent throughout life. Research shows that approximately 15 percent of children are genetically programmed to be somewhat introverted like your friend and that most of them will always be that way. It appears that some people just seem to be born “noisy,” and others prefer to keep their thoughts to themselves. Your boyfriend may be one of the latter.

If you choose to marry him, I hope you’ll do so with your eyes wide open. You’re probably not going to change him. Many women fall in love FOCUS with the strong, silent type and ON THE then resent their FAMILY men for the rest of their lives because Dr. James they won’t talk to Dobson them. It is a very ■■■ common source of frustration among women. But that’s the way it is. Question: I’m in my early 20s and trying to figure out a career path and general direction for my life. What do you suggest for a person like me? How can I get my rocket to lift off the pad? Dr. Dobson: First, you need information. You might begin by going to an occupational psychologist or another knowledgeable counselor who can assess your skills and interests. There are excellent psychometric tests available today that will acquaint you with your own abilities. Computers will analyze your responses and correlate them with those of people who are successful and contented in given professions. You might be surprised at what you can learn about yourself from an occupational inventory. Second, you should begin an energetic exploration of eight or ten occupations that you might find exciting. Visit people who are working in those fields, and ask them for advice and

counsel. Attack this problem like a private investigator who is determined to unravel a mystery. Leave no stone unturned. Third, when you’ve identified the area of greatest interest, commit to it. Beyond that point there’s no looking back. Even if there might be a more attractive goal out there somewhere, there comes a point where you have to get on with life. Take your best shot and stay with it until you have a more secure and certain alternative to chase. Finally, remember that the Lord is mindful of your decision too. What you do with your life is important to Him because He cares about you. Lean heavily on prayer and godly counsel as you zero in on a choice. There is no other way to make any decision that is of critical significance. The psalmist wrote, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.” (Psalm 137:1, NIV) Those words offer incredible meaning for you and your peers at this stage in life. Whatever you try to accomplish will be useless if you do it in your own strength. That may sound very old-fashioned, but I promise you it is true. DR. DOBSON is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 (www.focusonthefamily. org). Questions and answers are excerpted from “Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

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Dear Dr. Donohue: I had a CT chest scan (for an entirely different reason), and it was discovered I have a 5 mm nodule in my right lung. I was advised to have a repeat scan in six months. I feel this is too long to wait. I have read articles indicating that the older a person is, the higher the chance of a nodule being cancerous. I am 69 and have no family history of cancer. What do you think is a reasonable time to wait for a follow-up scan? – A.O. A lung nodule is a small, circular object less than 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter, seen on a chest X-ray or chest scan. Its significance is a question mark. Thoughts turn to cancer, but cancer isn’t responsible for most lung nodules. Your nodule of 5 millimeters is very small, four hundredths of an inch. The danger of cancer in such a nodule is not great. Your family history of no lung cancer is another plus for you. I take it you have never been a cigarette smoker, another factor putting

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APA, Calif. – Winter is quiet time in wine country. Which makes it a very good time for a visit. With harvest over and future bottles of wine resting peacefully in barrels and tanks, your chances of chatting with a winemaker when you visit a winery is higher. And as temperatures drop, so do crowds and prices, making a getaway less stressful on your psyche and wallet. Cooler weather – temperatures can be in the 40s and 50s in January, warming up to the 60s in February and March – transforms the valley from exuberant summer splendor to a moodier hue. Winter rains turn hillsides deep green; in the vineyards dormant vines lift spindly arms to misty skies. It all makes for some good eating weather. Now’s the time to feast on the hearty braises and roasts that go best with Napa’s robust red wines. Grab a table near the



MUSTARD FESTIVAL: Jan. 30-March 27;www. or (707) 938-1133 BISTRO DON GIOVANNI: 4110 Howard Lane, Napa; or (707) 224-3300. Pastas, pizzas, meat and fish entrees, $13-$37. TASTE NAPA DOWNTOWN: Cards are $20, good for 10-cent tastings at 14 rooms. WINE TASTING: • Castello di Amorosa: 4045 N. St. Helena Highway, Calistoga; fireplace at Bistro Don Giovanni, just north of Napa on Highway 29, and get ready to tuck into some seasonal fare, maybe fresh wild boar cooked slow and served with a red wine sauce. “When you have a great cab or syrah with that, I just think it’s perfect,” says Chef Donna Scala, who’s noticed that people tend to linger at table in winter. “They enjoy eating more and

(707) 967-6272, www. • Schramsberg Vineyards: 1400 Schramsberg Rd., Calistoga, or (800) 877-3623 • Far Niente: 1350 Acacia Dr., Oakville; www. or (707) 944-2861. • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars: 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa; www. or (866) 422-7523. • Jarvis: 2970 Monticello Rd., Napa; www. or (800) 255-5280. they’ll sit for hours.” For some exterior heat, jump into a mud bath in Calistoga, a small and charming town at the top of the valley known for its hot springs. Slipping into a vat of volcanic mud is the hard-core way to go, although you can opt for a soak in a mineral pool followed by various wraps and massages. In late January, the valley gets a shot of color

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Winery caves, meanwhile, feature a round room in the center with a Foucault pendulum suspended above the floor. And then there’s Jarvis, by appointment only, where the entire winery is underground, tucked into 45,000 square feet of caves tunneled into the Vacas Mountains. After a long day of tasting, it’s time to curl up by the fire – or sink into the hot tub – at your hotel. Places to stay in Napa Valley tend to range from quite expensive to very expensive, but there are off-season discounts available. The Napa Valley Destination Council lists some specials at Not everything in wine country comes with a price. Terry Hall, spokesman for the Napa Valley Vintners likes walking around at this time of year, getting a whiff of wood fires burning and savoring the relaxed atmosphere. “It’s just so romantic,” he says. “It feels nice to be here at this time of year.”

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long and 22 feet high, decorated with huge frescoes. Reservations recommended. Be sure to check out the dungeon and torture chamber. If the weather outside should turn frightful – winter storms can give the region a drenching – it may be time to head underground. The weather’s always good in a wine cave. For a dose of history, visit Schramsberg Vineyards (by appointment only) at the top of the valley with its hand-hewn caves dug by Chinese workers in the 19th century. One visitor who was quite smitten was Robert Louis Stevenson, whose experiences in the Napa Valley of 1880 are included in “The Silverado Squatters.” Far Niente, also by appointment only, is another historic winery, founded in 1885. But its caves are surprisingly modern, started in 1980. Today, the winery has 40,000 square feet of caves that include an octagonal wine library and a number of 45-degree tunnels. The Stag’s Leap

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DURHAM — More soldiers from North Carolina served in the Confederate army than any other Southern state. Some of these Tarheel “soldiers” will take part in a free twoday living history event at the Bennett Farm on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again on Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Military demonstrations include marching drills and maneuvers, skirmish and battle line formations, and of course the always-exhilarating musket firings. Other talks and demonstrations will include the history of the Confederate flag. Negotiations at the Ben-

when the mustard planted as a cover crop for vines erupts in a burst of yellow. From Jan. 30 to March 27, the humble plant is celebrated in a festival that includes music, art, dining and, of course, wine. Wine tasting is a year-round pastime. Call ahead to make sure tasting rooms are open – many are by appointment only. If you’re staying in the city of Napa, a shortcut is to buy a $20 “Taste Napa Downtown” card from the Napa Valley Visitor Information Center. With that you can taste wine for a dime at 14 different tasting rooms in downtown Napa. The card also comes with other discounts. For a wine-tasting with a difference, try Castello di Amorosa, a 121,000-square-foot replica of a 13th-century Tuscan castle off Highway 29 near Calistoga. The castle is a working winery with caves and tasting room, but also boasts such flourishes as a Great Hall, 72 feet




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Nixon - Hayworth Rick and Terri Nixon of Peoria, IL, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Marie Nixon of High Point, NC, to Jordan Ross Hayworth also of High Point, NC. The wedding is planned for June 18, 2010, at Canaan United Methodist Church. Miss Nixon is a 2005 graduate of Peoria High School, Peoria, IL, and has an Associates degree in Management Supervision. She also holds a NC Esthetics License. She is employed by Vann York Auto Group and La France European Day Spa. Mr. Hayworth is the son of Rick and Dwanna Hayworth of High Point, NC. He is a 2007 graduate of Ledford Senior High School and will graduate from High Point University in May, with a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in History and minor in Political Science.


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Candace M. Wingfield of High Point, NC, announces the engagement of her daughter, Kellie E. Wingfield of Raleigh, NC, to Jason J. Schafer of Raleigh, NC. An evening wedding is planned for October 9, 2010, at St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christian Church, Raleigh, NC. Miss Wingfield is also the daughter of Joseph W. Wingfield of Oklahoma. She is a graduate of Southwest High School and an alumna of North Carolina State University. She is employed as a Support Specialist for Blackbaud, Inc. Mr. Schafer is the son of James and Lois Schafer of Salisbury, NC. He is an alumnus of Lockhaven University in Pennsylvania. He is employed as a Regional Manager for Professional Fitness.



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Murphys celebrate 50th anniversary Ronald and Antoinette Murphy of Thomasville, NC, celebrated 50 years of marriage December 6, 2009. A 50th Anniversary party and vow renewal was held on December 12, 2009, at Historic Harmon House, Kernersville, NC. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy were married December 6, 1959, at Our Lady Of Peace Church, Edison, NJ. Mrs. Murphy is the former Antoinette Calantoni. The couple have two children, Kimberley Martin and husband Joseph of Thomasville, NC, and Ronald Murphy and wife Patricia of High Point, NC; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Murphy is retired from MasonDixon Trucking, Local 701 Teamster.

Mrs. Murphy is retired from Monroe Twp Board of Education Public Transportation. Family and friends attended the very moving vow renewal officiated by Kenneth Martin. There was not a dry eye in the house. It was truly an event to remember. Matron of honor was daughter Kim and best man was son Ron. The romantic surroundings at the very beautifully decorated Harmon House and delicious Italian dinner were enjoyed by all! May God bless the Murphys with many more years of wedded bliss, and may all their family and friends continue to witness their vows of true love.



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ear Dr. Fox: My 8-year-old cat developed crystals is his bladder. I took him to the vet. They catheterized him and gave him pain meds and IV fluids. They removed the catheter, and I took him home on a Friday. Saturday, he did not void. I gave him a Prednisone pill, and he started voiding and bleeding. The blood got heavy. By Sunday, I had to put him down – he was in a lot of pain. He was an indoor cat who ate only Innova (dry) and Fancy Feast (can). He was my buddy and companion. He would fly with me four times a year. He enjoyed the plane ride but was glad to get home. I will never get another cat – he cannot be duplicated. I loved and miss him. Please tell me if I did anything wrong. – L.S., Monroe, Conn. Dear L.S.: First, you did nothing wrong. Second, while your beloved cat was unique and could never be duplicated, I am sure that when you have overcome much of your grief, your heart may open to adopt and love another unique cat from your local shelter.

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to the amputation of both legs. She was an extremely likable person, humorous and, even in that situation, enjoyed visitors. Our daughter Julie, at that time, had a sweet, obedient, affectionate Shih Tzu/poodle mix named Chrissie. Dogs were welcome at Sharon’s nursing home, and Julie took Chrissie when she visited. Chrissie would unerringly run through the maze of hallways to get to Sharon’s room, where she would jump up on the bed and lie close to Sharon. We know these visits were bright spots for Sharon. Sadly, Sharon died suddenly around Easter in 2006. After the funeral mass the next Tuesday, many of us made our way to a pretty little cemetery where she was to be buried. Julie took Chrissie with her. Julie took the leash off and Chrissie explored a bit, then went to that platform, jumped up on the narrow ledge, and lied down beside the coffin. She stayed there

until the ceremony was finished and we started to our cars. It was a precious, sweet memory that we talk about to this day. – M.J.K., Rogersville, Mo. Dear M.J.K.: Many readers will appreciate your story of the dog’s loving concern and evident awareness of your friend’s illness and death. We should never underestimate the emotional intelligence of our animal companions who often know more than we can ever know. Just because they cannot talk, doesn’t mean that they are not as aware of our environments as we are. While recently giving in-home hospice care to my father-in-law Jim Krantz, our dog Batman was clearly concerned and lay quietly across his body on the bed. The attending nurse said that many dogs are especially attuned to what is going on at such times.

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Soldier with the 82nd Airborne of the U.S. Army monitors crowd at food drop in Cite Solei in the wake of the Haitian earthquake.

Life-changing moments Local photographer witnesses Haiti turmoil, heroism BY BILL BROERE SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – I couldn’t take my eyes off of the television. I really hadn’t felt this way since Sept. 11. This was different, though. For some reason, this was more compelling. More ... burdensome. All I could do was pray: “God, you have to get me there. I don’t know why, but I need to be in Haiti.” I contacted Samaritan’s Purse and asked if they needed a photographer. They said thanks, but they had one. I thought of any connection that I had that could get me on a plane. Then I remembered a connection I had with the 82nd Airborne. A quick phone call, some e-mail correspondence and I was secured on a mili-


Haitian mother with child at a church medical clinic. I still did not know why I was so moved to get to Haiti. I’m not a doctor. I don’t know how to dig a well. I can’t rebuild anything. I’m just a photographer. But I new I had to do something. And watching the story unfold on CNN was not it. A couple of days later and there I was, standing in the


High Point photographer Bill Broere holds an orphan at an orphanage outside Port-Au-Prince. tary flight out of Fort Bragg bound for Port-Au-Prince. The official assignment was simple – document and tell the story of the 82nd’s relief efforts in Haiti. The unofficial assignment was not so simple.

exact spot where I had seen thousands of Haitians on TV waiting patiently to be taken – the tarmac of Port-Au-Prince airport. I was embedded as an official photographer for the 82nd

Airborne. Over the course of the next week, I would see a different side of America’s bravest. I saw America’s most compassionate, thorough, patient and caring. These warriors were sent into hell. That was nothing new for them. But this time they were told to fight the enemy of darkness not with bullets, but with love, hope, humility and a smile. My respect for our men and women of service has never been higher. After witnessing first-hand how our brave soldiers handle themselves in the midst of such pain and loss, I was truly in awe. The goal of the relief effort is to blanket the island of Haiti in rice. This is being carried out by organizations such as World Vision and USAID. A drop zone would be designated to distribute 50 pound bags to those lucky enough to secure a pink voucher ticket. Part of the 82nd’s mission was to provide security at these drop zones. Each food drop would distribute 40-50 tons of rice. Needless to say, there were always more people than there were bags of rice. Amazingly, after hours of waiting patiently in line and receiving nothing in return, the Haitians would disperse peacefully. A secondary mission of the 82nd was to determine who was receiving the rice and where it ultimately ended up. I traveled with a Scout team that is trained for wartime reconnaissance. On this mission, however, their intel led them to frustrated victims of bureaucratic processes, not enemy weapons caches. The voucher system that was set up to distribute the bags of rice naturally lends itself to corruption. Locals are given stacks of vouchers and told to distribute them to those in need. Who do you think gets first dibs on these priceless pink slips of paper? Family, friends


Homeless Haitian at a food drop in Cite Solei.




Soldier with 82nd Airborne greets orphan at church orphanage outside Port-Au-Prince.


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Curiosity about predicting earthquakes inspired one of the questions in this edition of “Ask AP,” a weekly Q&A column where AP journalists respond to readers’ questions about the news. If you have your own news-related question that you’d like to see answered by an AP reporter or editor, send it to, with “Ask AP” in the subject line. And please include your full name and hometown so they can be published with your question. You can also find Ask AP on AP Mobile, a multimedia news service available on smart phones. Go to http:// to learn more. Q. With the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, I am wondering whether there have been any advances in predicting when and where earthquakes will happen. And besides California, what earthquake-prone areas in the U.S. should I be concerned about? Daniel Lippman Washington, D.C. A. Scientists are making progress honing their ability to forecast the likelihood of strong earthquakes along fault zones, but they cannot predict a quake’s precise time, location and magnitude, said Stuart Sipkin, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. In fact, scientists are divided over whether such predictions will ever be possible. While predicting earth-

quakes isn’t currently possible, advances in the past decade using global positioning system measurements to reveal subtle changes in the Earth’s crust have aided science’s ability to forecast the probabilities of strong quakes along many fault zones. Those readings show the growing pressures along faults — the areas where tectonic plates slide past each other. That data, along with a fault’s past history of strong quakes and the time that’s elapsed since the last such temblor, help scientists calculate the amount of stress faults can take before their plates suddenly slip, causing a quake. The USGS maintains earthquake hazard maps illustrating the risk levels of quakes for the entire U.S. The high risk zones in the agency’s 2008 maps — http:// hazards/ — include the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, Utah and the central Mississippi River Valley region. Rick Callahan Reporter, Indianapolis Q. Under the Constitution’s separation of powers the president is the commander-in-chief of America’s military. When he is referred to by a member of the military does he have any other official designations? Does he hold a official military rank? Does the president have an official uniform or emblem

as commander? Stephan Vertal Forest Grove, Ore. A. In his role of commander-in-chief, the president is at the top of the military chain of command. Orders go to the secretary of defense, through the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the combatant commanders. The president holds no military rank and has no military uniform. He has a presidential seal but no military emblem. Members of the military, like civilians, would typically refer to the commander-inchief as “Mr. President.” Robert Burns National Security Writer,Washington, D.C. Q. Headlines periodically advise that corporations have settled allegations of improper practices with the Justice Department or the attorney general of a state, usually by paying a fine. What happens to that money? Michael Buerger Bowling Green, Ohio A. At the federal level, the money usually goes into accounts that pay for general government. Sometimes it goes into accounts for special purposes, such as environmental cleanup. Practices vary among the states but generally fall into the same categories. If there was fraud involving investors or other victims, the money may go back to them. In those cases a judge will appoint someone known as a receiver to make sure the money goes where it’s supposed to. Curt Anderson Legal Affairs Reporter Miami Have questions of your own? Send them to newsquestions(at)

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and the highest bidder, of course. The system, although well-intentioned and admittedly difficult to implement, is creating a new black market. Some suffering victims are not receiving aid. Which leads to another mission for the 82nd Scout team – find those in need and bring relief directly to them. Soldiers are trained in door-to-door military missions to search out the enemy. In Haiti, however, they were knocking on doors with the simple question, “What do you need?” We found orphanages with as many as 100 kids with no food and no medical attention. The scout team would radio back the location and the needs and a team would be sent. Five bags of rice here. Ten bags and a crate of water there. And with each personal delivery from our soldiers would be given a couple hours of play time. There is nothing like seeing a warrior lay his gun down and pick up a crying child. My official assignment was complete. But what about the unofficial reason for even getting to Haiti in the first place? I know I was not burdened with the plight of the Haitians just so I could take pictures of them in their suffering. So why was my prayer answered to get on a plane? The answer came in the form of a story told to me by a chaplain with the 82nd. It was Sunday service on the military base in Port-Au-Prince. I was talking to Lieutenant Chan, who was from South Korea. For centuries,

Koreans had tried worshipping gods of their own design. After the Korean War ended, missionaries flooded South Korea. The Koreans received the gospel and saw their lives transformed. The point was not lost on me that Haiti is at the same crossroad that South Korea was at 50 years ago. When Haitians do not receive their needs from the World Vision drop zone, where are they going? They are going to the church. I met pastors who told me they were having thousands of people come to their church nightly for safety and rest. Haitians are turning to the church for help. How do I fit in to this? I’m still figuring that one out. For the past 20 years, my time and talent has been spent creating a business that specializes in capturing high school senior portraits and fine art wedding photography. I have been very blessed to be able to make a living doing what I am passionate about. My goal is to setup a non-profit organization that will facilitate the needs of the church in Haiti. The food and the aid will eventually stop. And when this happens, a massive void will be left. The Gospel that flows with living water and nourishes with the bread of life is the only thing that can truly fill this void and transform lives. BILL BROERE is a portrait and wedding photographer from High Point. To contact Broere, e-mail him at bill@

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Prison thriller dominates awards MADRID (AP) – The prison thriller “Cell 211” has won eight trophies at the Goya Awards, Spain’s version of the Oscars. Among others, the boxoffice hit Cruz about a prison riot took statuettes for best film, best adapted screenplay and best director for Daniel Monzon at a recent ceremony held in Madrid. Alejandro Amenabar’s historical drama “Agora” starring Rachel Weisz won seven trophies in categories including best special effects, wardrobe and original screenplay. Spanish actress Lola Duenas won the best actress prize for her role as a woman who falls in love with a man with Down syndrome in “Me, too.” Duenas beat out Penelope Cruz, nominated for her performance in the Pedro Almodovar film “Broken Embraces.” Luis Tosar won best actor honors for his role as the inmate who leads the jailhouse riot in “Cell 211.”

Oscar nominees share lunch, light, sober talk BY DAVID GERMAIN AP MOVIE WRITER


EVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sandra Bullock spoke of maintaining a good work ethic for years to come. Woody Harrelson spoke of soldiers. Carey Mulligan spoke about bumping butts with Quentin Tarantino. This season’s Academy Awards elite gathered Monday for the annual nominees luncheon, with table talk ranging from weighty matters such as the war on terror to lighter chatter like what to wear to the big show. Before sharing a meal of poached pear gorgon-


‘Idol,’ ‘Spring Awakening’ alums head for ‘Hair’ NEW YORK (AP) – Alums from “American Idol” and “Spring Awakening” are going into the Broadway cast of “Hair.” When the new cast of the Tonywinning musical revival takes over March 9, it will include Ace Young as Tribe leader Berger, Kyle Riabko (ree-AB’-ko) as good

buddy Claude and Diana DeGarmo as Sheila. Both Young and DeGarmo are “American Idol” finalists. Riabko starred as the thoughtful student heartthrob, Melchior (mel-KEY’or), in both the Broadway and touring companies of “Spring Awakening.”

Last week, Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis said: “We’ve got a new Tribe – utterly unique, and just as talented and joyous as our first company.” The original revival cast will head to England where they begin performances on April 1 in London.




DRUM CIRCLE groups are being formed by High Point Area Arts Council. Two groups will begin meeting weekly at arts council facilities, 301 N. Main St., on March 6. The group for those with little or no experience meets at 2 p.m., and more experienced drummers will meet 3-4:30 p.m. Both will be led by Adam Bradby, who has taught similar groups in Greensboro and Durham. Cost is $30 per month, and scholarships are available. To register or for more information, contact Stephanie Gray at 889-27887, ext. 23, email

Auditions COMMUNITY THEATRE of Greensboro holds auditions for Guilford County Schools students, faculty and staff for a joint production of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Auditions will be

held at Grimsley High School, 801 Westover Terrace, 4-7 p.m. on the following dates: March 8 for elementary school students, March 9 for middle school students, March 16 for high school students, March 22 for faculty and staff. Performances will be July 17-26 at Grimsley High School. 333-7470,

Artists CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Art Studio of The Arc of High Point sponsors a silent auction on May 6 at Swaim Design Center, and submissions are being accepted. Art in all media will be considered. Artists may submit slides or digital images. Each artist may display no more than two pieces. All art must be prepared for display. Artist may include a stamped, self-addressed mailer for return of slides. Entries must be submitted by April 9. The Arc will retain 30 percent of any sales. For information, call 883-0650, ext. 230, or send e-mail to



FICTION 1. “Worst Case” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) 2. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult/ Amy Einhorn) 3. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian” by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 4. “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown (Doubleday)

very amazed and thankful to be here, because I’d like to work hard for another 10, 15 years. So if this is what that means, bring it.” Harrelson, a supporting-actor nominee for the homefront war drama “The Messenger,” and Jeremy Renner, a best-actor contender for the Iraq war saga “The Hurt Locker,” said their Sandra Bullock roles instilled fresh reBest actress nominee spect for troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I walk up to any zola salad, marinated chicken breast and apple military personnel I tarts, nominees dropped can find, and I shake their hand and I thank by a news conference to talk about the whirlwind them for their service,” Renner said. leading to the March 7 Before “The MessenOscar ceremony. ger,” Harrelson said he Bullock has been considered the front-runner generally had viewed the war and the troops to win best actress for fighting it in the same the football drama “The Blind Side” but said she light. “I always kind of lumped it all together, didn’t take her nominaand it wasn’t until I had tion for granted. the opportunity through “Does anybody expect a nomination? I certain- the shooting of ‘The Messenger’ to spend a lot of ly didn’t,” said Bullock, time with people in the an enduring box-office Army that I started to redraw who had never alize how amazing these before been nominated for an Oscar. “I’m really people are,” he said.

‘Does anybody expect a nomination? I certainly didn’t.’

The work “Ants,” by Colombian artist Rafael Gomez Barros, covers the National Congress’ facade in Bogota. According to the artist, the ants symbolize the people displaced by the continuing armed conflict in Colombia. The exhibit opened Feb. 15 and goes on until March 26.

5. “Winter Garden” by dan (Disney-Hyperion) Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s) 3. “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the NONFICTION 1. “Game Change: Presidency and the Scandal Obama and the Clintons, That Brought Him Down” McCain and Palin, and the by Andrew Young (Thomas Race of a Lifetime” by John Dunne Books 4. “Staying True” by JenHellermann and Mark Halny Sanford (Ballantine) perin (Harper) 5. “I am Ozzy” by Ozzy 2. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ulti- Osbourne and Chris Ayres mate Guide” by Rick Rior- (Grand Central Publishing)


Woody Harrelson arrives at the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif.




Guilford County Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Cinnamon tastries or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets; choice of two: tossed salad, green beans, glazed carrots, pineapple tidbits, roll, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Taco or peanut butter and jelly;choice of two: tossed salad, oven roasted potatoes, pinto beans, chilled applesauce, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Waffle sticks or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Lasagna or peanut butter and jelly; choice of two: tossed salad, sweet yellow corn, chilled pears, peach cup, garlic toast, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Pancake sausage on a stick or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Corndog nuggets or peanut butter and jelly;

choice of two: tossed salad, blackeyed peas, vegetable soup, fruit cobbler, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Cheese or pepperoni pizza or roasted barbecue chicken; choice of two: tossed salad, mashed potatoes, strawberries, raisins, roll, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit or yogurt with Grahams or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Hamburger/ cheeseburger or cheese or pepperoni pizza or turkey, ham and cheese deli sub; choice of two: tossed salad, baked beans, strawberries, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Egg and cheese biscuit or poptarts or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Taco or chicken pie or chef salad; choice ot wo; green peas, sweet potato

souffle, frenchy fries, pineapple tidbits, roll, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or yogurt with Grahams or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Beef tips with rice or cheese or pepperoni pizza or turkey, ham and cheese deli sub; choice of two: tossed salad, broccoli and cheese, orange wedges, roll, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza or super donut or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Hot dog or nachos with chili or chef salad; choice of two: sweet yellow corn, green beans, french fries, fruit cobbler, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Ham biscuit or pancake sausage on stick or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Fish sticks or cheese or pepperoni pizza or turkey, ham and cheese deli sub; choice of two: mashed potatoes, vegetable soup, fruited gelatin, roll, milk.

Davidson County Schools Quesadillas or macaroni and cheese or rib-b-que sandwich or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, California vegetables, spinach, garden salad, applesauce, cherry crisp, fresh fruit, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Waffle stick sausage patty or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken filet or manager’s choice entree or chicken pomodore with Texas toast or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, corn, french fries, lettuce and tomato, fruit cocktail, fresh fruit, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Breakfast breaks or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or Asian chicken with rice or chicken soup with corn muffin or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, steamed carrots, Oriental vegetables, garden salad, pineapple, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Blueberry pancake sausage on a stick or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog with slaw and chili or beef teriyaki nuggets with roll or ravioli with Texas toast or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter

and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, mashed potatoes, green beans, garden salad, apricot cup, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Breakfast bagel or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll or chicken pie with crust or chicken fajitas with taco shell or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, broccoli with shredded cheese, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomato, strawberry smoothie, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Steak biscuit or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Quesadillas or macaroni and cheese or rib-b-que sandwich or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, California vegetables, spinach, garden salad, applesauce, cherry crisp, fresh fruit, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Waffle stick sausage patty or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken filet or manager’s choice entree or chicken pomodore with Texas toast or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, corn, french fries, lettuce and tomato, fruit cocktail, fresh fruit, milk.

Randolph County Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos or cheese quesadilla; choice of two: shredded lettuce and tomato, pinto beans, baked apples, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Maplebit pancakes or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Country style steak with roll or chicken tenders with roll; choice of two: mashed potatoes, green peas, sliced peaches, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with whole wheat breadstick or ham deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles; choice of two: tossed salad, steamed broccoli, mixed fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or loaded baked potato with roll; choice of two: tossed salad, buttered corn, fruit crunch, milk.

Friday – Breakfast: Eggs and sausage with toast or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Toasted cheese sandwich or chicken fillet sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles; choice of two: vegetable soup, veggie cup with ranch, sherbet, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or breakfast pizza or sausage biscuit or sausage griddlecake or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken tenders with roll or ham deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles; choice of two: veggie cup with ranch, seasoned fries, pineapple tidbits, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or breakfast pizza or sausage biscuit or sausage griddlecake or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos or cheese quesadilla; choice of two: pinto beans, shredded lettuce and tomato, baked apples, milk.

Wednesday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or breakfast pizza or sausage biscuit or sausage griddlecake or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles or fish sandwich; choice of two: crinkle cut french fries, broccoli salad, sliced pears, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or breakfast pizza or sausage biscuit or sausage griddlecake or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or teriyaki beef nuggets with rice; choice of two: corn on the cob, vegetable medley with cheese, applesauce, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or breakfast pizza or sausage biscuit or sausage griddlecake or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken/ turkey pie with roll or corn dog nuggets; choice of two: green beans, mashed potatoes, sliced peaches, milk.

Thomasville City Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Muffin, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with wheat roll or beans and franks; choice of two: creamed potatoes, tossed salad, chilled pineapple, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti or chef salad or chicken fajita sub; choice of two: carrot sticks, fruit juice, fruit sherbet, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Cereal with munchies, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or chef salad; choice of two: seasoned corn, steamed broccoli with cheese, chilled peaches, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken or chef salad

or cheese burger; choice of two: potatoes, collards, cherries, fruit juice, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Brunswick stew with hushpuppies or grilled cheese sandwich or chef salad; choice of two: oven fried, potatoes, baked beans, congealed fruit, fresh fruit, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Muffin, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with wheat roll or beans and franks; choice of two: creamed potatoes, tossed salad, chilled pineapple, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti or chef salad or chicken fajita sub; choice of

two: carrot sticks, fruit juice, fruit sherbet, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Cereal with munchies, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or chef salad; choice of two: seasoned corn, steamed broccoli with cheese, chilled peaches, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken or chef salad or cheese burger; choice of two: potatoes, collards, cherries, fruit juice, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Brunswick stew with hushpuppies or grilled cheese sandwich or chef salad; choice of two: oven fried, potatoes, baked beans, congealed fruit, fresh fruit, milk.


In this Sept. 24, 2009 photo, instructor Ngoc Bay (right) leads four-year-old Le Thanh Hai and Nguyen Dai Ly during a Vietnamese opera class in Westminster, Calif. Bay has embarked on a mission to revive an esoteric art form in danger of dying.

Artist breathes life into a dying song BY AMY TAXIN ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


ESTMINSTER, Calif. – Ngoc Bay purses her feet together and glides to the left, then to the right, guiding her eight-yearold pupil in the subtle movements of the centuries-old Vietnamese opera. To the meandering tune of a high-pitched oboe and the rhythmic thumping of a drum, the 68-year-old opera singer with gray hair pulled back into a ponytail demonstrates for the boy in the Velcro sandals. He tries it, then his knees buckle, and he trips. “I can’t do it,” Quoc Le moans in Vietnamese. He then slips off his sandals and tries again. This time, Bay’s hands steady his shoulders to help him shimmy across the carpeted floor. He breaks into a smile. The beginner’s class

in the heart of Southern California’s Little Saigon is a far cry from the theaters in Vietnam where a youthful Bay once crooned to the ado-

The poised choreography of Hat Boi has lost flavor in Ngoc Bay’s homeland of Vietnam. ration of her fans. But it is inside this windowless room where she has embarked on a mission: revive an esoteric artform that animated her but is in danger of dying. The poised choreography of Hat Boi (HACKboyh) has lost favor in her homeland and failed to take root among the immigrants here in

Iranian film directors say they need more funding, independence BERLIN (AP) – Making movies in Iran is becoming increasingly difficult because of economic constraints that have pushed many art house directors toward outside funding and fueling a vibrant underground scene. Director Rafi Pitts said last week at the Berlin Film festival that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government has largely dismantled the cinema industry in Iran by channeling funding into television. Pitts, whose film “The Hunter” is screening at the festival, said the lack of government support for independent films has

the largest Vietnamese enclave in the United States. Bay hopes to pass on the tradition to her students or at least give them a love for an art she learned to cherish as a girl. “I hope they can become good like me, before I pass away,” Bay says, chuckling. “Here, nobody knows about Hat Boi. They like Western music.” In Vietnam, Hat Boi actors recreate battle scenes and love stories from Vietnamese and Chinese history in brightly colored costumes and make-up using stylized dance moves and singing. It dates back hundreds of years and rose to prominence during the 18th century with support from the Vietnamese royal court. But as modern cinema swept across the Southeast Asian country in the early 20th century, Hat Boi began to fade.

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forced directors to seek funding from abroad. “Trying to find money abroad is also a dangerous thing” he said, because producers often make financial support subject to changes in story lines or scripts to conform with their ideas. “There is a political correctness in the world that thinks only a certain thing can sell.” Several Iranian filmmakers at the festival discussed challenges they face in making movies in a country crippled by years of economic sanctions and a government they say only promotes films with a message, preferably a religious one.

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Monday – Breakfast: Breakfast breaks or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or Asian chicken with rice or chicken soup with corn muffin or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, steamed carrots, Oriental vegetables, garden salad, pineapple, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Blueberry pancake sausage on a stick or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog with slaw and chili or beef teriyaki nuggets with roll or ravioli with Texas toast or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, mashed potatoes, green beans, garden salad, apricot cup, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Breakfast bagel or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll or chicken pie with crust or chicken fajitas with taco shell or chef salad meal with crackers or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: boxed raisins, dried cherries, broccoli with shredded cheese, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomato, strawberry smoothie, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Steak biscuit or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:






You betcha: Feyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;SNLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; return as Palin is likely NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tina Fey will probably reprise her famous impression of Sarah Palin when she hosts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Night Liveâ&#x20AC;? in April, the comedian told The Associated Press.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inevitable that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try it, at least,â&#x20AC;? Fey said in an interview Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see if it makes it to air.â&#x20AC;? Officials at the NBC sketch show wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comment; â&#x20AC;&#x153;SNLâ&#x20AC;? gener-

ally doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t discuss any planned sketches, given that much can change even in the hours before show time. Feyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performances as the former Alaska governor and Republican vice

presidential candidate were an icon of the 2008 campaign and drew huge ratings for â&#x20AC;&#x153;SNL.â&#x20AC;? Fey made four appearances on the show as Palin, earning her an Emmy in September for guest

actor. She was also voted 2008â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AP Entertainer of the Year. The comedian said the whole experience was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a little overwhelming.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was the strangest thing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ever hap-

pened to me,â&#x20AC;? Fey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never had anything fall in my lap like that. Everything is usually me trying to convince the people of Earth that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK for me to perform. ... That felt like the opposite.â&#x20AC;?

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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A dog collar that belonged to Charles Dickens has fetched $11,590 at a New York City auction. The leather and brass collar is inscribed with Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; name. It had been estimated to sell at $4,000 to $6,000. The buyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name was not immediately disclosed. The collar was auctioned Tuesday at Bonhams New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale of dog art. Like many Victorians,

the author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;David Copperfieldâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Tale of Two Citiesâ&#x20AC;? was fond

The leather and brass collar is inscribed with Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; name. of dogs. Last year, an ivory and gold toothpick that belonged to Dickens sold for $9,150 at auction.

In this July 22, 2009, file photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan (left) listens as Marian Robinson, mother of first lady Michelle Obama, reads books to children gathered at the Education Department in Washington.

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Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother-in-law likes life at the White House BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


ASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother-in-law lived her entire life in Chicago, so it was only natural that her move to the White House came with some resistance. Try it for three months, her sonin-law says the family suggested. A year later, it seems Marian Robinson is here to stay. She spends a lot of time looking after granddaughters Malia, 11, and Sasha, 8, but has been carving out a new life for herself, too. In the words of the president, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become â&#x20AC;&#x153;quite the lady about town.â&#x20AC;? The widowed Mrs. Robinson has made friends and has had friends over to the White House. She goes shopping on her own, enjoys visits to the Kennedy Center and takes Malia and Sasha to and from school just about every day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all while enjoying a level of anonymity that has Obama and her own daughter, first lady Michelle Obama, feeling both pleased and a bit envious at the same time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite the lady about town,â&#x20AC;? Obama said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But the nice thing is that she just walks out the gate and goes.â&#x20AC;?


In this Feb. 18, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughters Sasha (foreground), Malia, (center) and their grandmother Marian Robinson listen to children perform at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother-in-law lived in Chicago all her life, so it was only natural that her move to the White House came with some kicking and screaming. Mrs. Robinson has given few interviews since moving to the White House. But she has made it clear that she was cool to the idea of moving and that she only did so reluctantly. She left several siblings behind in Chicago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dragging me with them, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not comfortable with that,â&#x20AC;? Mrs. Robinson, 72, told CBSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Morningâ&#x20AC;? last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing exactly what you do:

You do what needs to be done.â&#x20AC;? Mrs. Obama recently said her mother seems content in her new home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t completely kicking and screaming, but it was clear that her preference would be to remain in her old life, and that this new White House, all this stuff, she could just hear about,â&#x20AC;? the first lady said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really settled in and feels like this is home for her,

as well,â&#x20AC;? Mrs. Obama said. For anyone, life in the White House is, well, life-changing, and it has been for the first motherin-law as well. Mrs. Robinson took her first trip abroad last year, flying aboard Air Force One with the family to Russia, Italy and Ghana. With the family, she got to meet the pope, tour Romeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ancient Colosseum and inspect a former slave holding compound on the coast of Ghana. She joins the family for weekends at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. But she did not join them in Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vineyard, Mass., for summer vacation, or in Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s native Hawaii at Christmas. Her bedroom is on the third floor of the White House (the First Family occupies the second floor), and she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat dinner with the Obamas every night so that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s familyâ&#x20AC;? can have time together. Mrs. Robinson is protective of her privacy, yet seems to enjoy being out and about, too.

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Jaden Bubolz of Suring, Wisc., (right) looks at wax replica of President Obama while visiting â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Oval Office Experienceâ&#x20AC;? at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Vegas.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A wax museum on the Las Vegas Strip is unveiling a statue of President Barack Obama in a replica of the Oval Office just in

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