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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in 2009 marked the Shakespeare Festival’s first one-play season. “The Tempest” will follow suit in 2010.

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As with other business and art endeavors, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival hasn’t been immune to the tough economic times. In 2009, the festival had to limit its schedule to one production (aside from the traditional “A Christmas Carol”) due to financial constraints. This year, the festival again only plans one production. But there are signs of hope. A generous gift from a noted local philanthropist will keep the organization up and running this year, with improvements to boot. And the spirit of giving may catch on as the country embarks on a steady, but slow, economic recovery. This threepart series looks at the year ahead for the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and what the future may hold.





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HIGH POINT – The Shakespeare Festival for a second year will offer only one play in the fall. That play, however, could mark the start of stage offerings that are bigger and better and more free of financial constraints, thanks to a major gift to the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. Pedro Silva, NCSF managing director, of course hopes for the fresh start. Last fall, the NCSF presented the first one-play fall season in its then 33year history. For fall 2010, the professional theater SAVING company again will offer THE ARTS only one play, “The Tempest,” to be performed Shakespeare Sept. 18-Oct. 3. Festival 2010 Decisions both years ■■■ were made with a cautious and conservative eye toward the poor economy that has necessitated nearly universal downsizing. The annual production of “A Christmas Carol” has not been affected. “It is vitally important that patrons and citizens know that to move to one show was a result of a careful assessment of the economic environment and based on our wanting to protect the festival as best we can in such a delicate economic environment,” Silva said. The upcoming production of “The Tempest,” however, promises to be considerably different from recent productions, thanks to an influx of money from Jim



NCSF 2010 season at the High Point Theatre: “The Tempest” – Sept. 18-Oct. 3 “A Christmas Carol” – Dec. 3-19

HIGH POINT – Funding for the High Point Market, as well as support for local government services such as the public library, are among the issues on the minds of city leaders as they prepare to sit down with their counterparts from Guilford County. The City Council is scheduled to meet with the Guilford County



Officials prepare agenda for legislative session. 1B Board of Commissioners Thursday at 5 p.m. at the library. Discussion of funding priorities and a proposal to consolidate some services are expected to be on the agenda.


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and Debbie Millis, who live at the North Carolina coast. Jim Millis is a member of the High Point family that has made philanthropic contributions locally for several generations. The amount of the contribution is undisclosed, but judging from Silva’s plans for “The Tempest,” that amount is considerable. Silva and the Millises, who are serving as the play’s producers, hope that a wellfinanced production will show others what can be accomplished by the NCSF and will inspire others to similar philanthropy. “Jim and Debbie are visionaries as it comes to their passion for the community and state and the festival’s success,” Silva said. “They envision creating an extraordinary level of giving that becomes a regular part of the festival’s base. “They’re seeding the idea of a producer, and in so doing, they hope others will follow them.” | 888-3601

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“We know they have budget issues like we do, so I think if we can agree on some priorities, that would be helpful,” said Mayor Becky Smothers. “Obviously, one is the library. The other is the market.” Smothers and other High Point leaders have long argued that the market is not simply a “community event” and has economic impact far beyond High Point. The city has been snubbed in its

funding requests for the biannual home furnishings trade show by local governments other than the commissioners in recent years. “I think they can do a little more for the market, considering the fact that it is such a generator,” said Councilwoman Bernita Sims. The High Point Public Library and the city’s Economic Development Corp. are among the local


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A quiz put together by Glenn R. Chavis provides this year’s Black History Month lessons in The High Point Enterprise. Get a coupon from this past Sunday’s Enterprise, fill in the blanks with what you believe to be the correct answers and send it to the Enterprise – addresses are on the bottom of the coupon. Contest prizes: A $25 gift certificate for Gullah Gullah or dinner for two at Becky & Mary’s restaurants. Tidbits of history: Streets in the black community and who lived on them (names and spelling are the same as they were recorded). Even though this information was published in January of 1950, records are actually for the year ending in 1949. West Street From E. Circle Hill northeast to Harrison, 1 block north of E. Washington Street 1201 – Thaddeus Bates (owned home), (phone) 1202 – Inez Reid (owned home) 1203 – Clemson Belcher (owned home), (phone) 1204 – Lucy Tatum 1205 – Flora Williamson (owned home) 1206 – John Strickland 1206 ½ - George Riley 1207 – Ed Kiser (owned home) Eccles Street ends Underhill intersects 1307 – Annie Kirby Normal Street ends 1408 – Jane Regan 1500 – Lessie Coltrane (phone) 1502 – Lula Carter ((owned home), (phone) 1504 – Nettie Foster (owned home) Moon Street intersects 1606 – Wilbur Short 1606 ½ - Rev. Tully Blankenship (phone) 1608 – Belle Welborn 1608 ½ – Garland Chandler 1610 – John Craver (owned home) 1612 – Sylvia Craver (owned home), (phone) 1614 – Arthur McAdoo (owned home), (phone) 1616 – Benjamin Butler (owned home) 1618 – Minnie McRae (owned home) North Street intersects 1702 – Colleen Alexander Phoenix Street intersects Willis Row North and south from end of Templeton Street along the Southern Railroad 1209 – John Archie 1211 – Lula Robbins Willowbrook Street From 201 W. High Street southeast to Ward Street, 1 block west of S. Main Street Russell Street intersects 422 – Mose Hargrave (phone) 424 – Loice Simpson (owned home), (phone) Windley Street From Oneka Drive southwest to Leonard Street, 1 block east of Woodbury Street

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The Black History Month 2010 contest supplied to The High Point Enterprise by Glenn R. Chavis runs its course Monday. All contest entry blanks (published in the Feb. 28 edition) must be completed and submitted to the Enterprise office no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday. Clarence Kennedy and Eva Massey were the contest’s first-week winners. Etta Hamilton and Misty Little were the winners two weeks ago. Misty Little and Eva Massey were last week’s winners. The final week’s winners will be announced later this week. Gullah Gullah restaurant at Wendover Landing and Becky’s & Mary’s restaurant on Washington Street graciously have provided the prizes for the 2010 contest and helped make the contest a success, according to Tom Blount, Enterprise editor. Chavis, a historian who has supplied Black History Month material to the Enterprise for the last several years, already is working on a contest for 2011.

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TODAY: Generous gift helps North Carolina Shakespeare Festival weather tough times MONDAY: Continuing economic worries limit productions to one this year TUESDAY: Gift, signs economic recovery bring renewed optimism



North Carolina Shakespeare Festival gets boost from Millis gift. 1A • Increase marketing and advertising budget by more than 75 percent; • Establish a part-time development position, with hopes of expanding to a development office; • Re-establish position of full-time marketing director, absent for a decade; • Hire marketing firm to develop plan for coming season. In its history, the Shakespeare Festival hasn’t had producers, which is the function the Millises will serve. A producer in the world of theater is an individual or group that sets the financial plan for the production. The Millises will not become involved in day-to-day decisions about the play, which is the function of the play director (Steve Umberger) and the company managing director (Silva). Silva and the Millises hope a look at what a well-produced play can mean for the Shakespeare Festival will draw out other philanthropists – either individuals or corporations – to provide similar support, Silva said. | 888-3601

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agencies that get some funding from the county. Council members said they plan to discuss this with commissioners,

Commissioners declined to grant the city an expansion of its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

as well as service levels from county agencies that have a presence in the city. “One thing I think we need to hammer on is

that the preservation of current services in High Point be continued, and that they don’t start shrinking services here,” Smothers said. In January, commissioners declined to grant the city an expansion of its extraterritorial jurisdiction – an unincorporated area of Guilford where the city controls land use – but called for greater cooperation in planning activities between the city and county. High Point has proposed taking over building and fire inspection services from the county in the city’s 17.58-square-mile planning area on its northern and eastern boundaries. City officials argue that letting High Point handle these services in these areas – and collect the in-

Michigan court: No oath, no conviction ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan man sent to prison for 15 years is getting a new trial after the judge failed to do a routine procedure – ask the jury to take an oath. Timothy Becktel was sentenced in 2008 for assault with intent to






HIGH POINT – Pedro Silva is more upbeat about the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival’s future than he’s been since he returned to the helm in 2001, after an eight-year absence. A large part of that optimism is due to a gift from Jim and Debbie Millis. “However challenging the past three years have been about the economy, I’m very optimistic about the future and more excited than I’ve ever been,” Silva said. “(The gift) has inspired us to say, ‘Yes we can.’ ” SAVING The Millises and Silva THE ARTS decided the best use of the gift initially would Shakespeare be to improve artistic Festival 2010 elements of the upcom■■■ ■■■ ing production of “The Tempest.” “It’s providing us with a base to allow us to make enhancements that would (make the production) totally different if we didn’t have them,” Silva said. The influx of money will allow Silva and director Steve Umberger to: • Draw from a broader pool of actors; • Increase the payroll for actors by an average of 20 percent; • Keep an extra week of rehearsal, instituted last year; • Double the investment in scenery and costumes; • Hire two additional carpenters; • Hire an additional stitcher for the costume department; • Use original music created specifically for the production. “That’s the tip of the iceberg and enhancements that are huge,” Silva said. The gift also will allow Silva to add elements that won’t be visible on stage, including:

spection fees – would allow the county to reduce its personnel and operational costs and allow for greater planning coordination. Last week, the commissioners approved a revised plan to study how

murder. But his appellate lawyer successfully argued that the verdict should be thrown out because the jury didn’t swear to return an honest decision based on law and evidence. The Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday it must erase the verdict

to preserve the fairness and integrity of the judicial system. Assistant prosecutor David King says his office might appeal to the Michigan Supreme Court. He says Becktel’s trial attorney never objected to the lack of a jury oath.


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Archdale man charged with drug trafficking BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

RANDOLPH COUNTY – An Archdale man faces drugtrafficking charges after an investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice & Narcotics Unit, with assistance from the High Point Police Department and Archdale Police Department, searched a Brookwood Circle residence in Archdale Monday. Detectives located and seized approximately 16 pounds of marijuana, approximately 58 grams of cocaine, packaging materials, drug paraphernalia and $6,275 in cash, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies said the marijuana was packaged in individ-

ual Ziploc bags that weighed about one pound each. As a result of the search, one person who resides at the home was arrested. Jose Abel Ramirez-Lopez, 32, was charged with trafficking in marijuana, trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office. He was jailed under a $100,000 bond. In an unrelated case, the sheriff’s Vice & Narcotics Unit, along with the Randleman Police Department, searched a Walker Mill Road residence on Wednesday, where they located and seized approximately 28 grams of marijuana, numerous prescription medica-


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tions, including Diazepam, Alprazolam and Oxycodone, drug paraphernalia, seven firearms (along with ammunition) and $2,929 in cash, according to the sheriff’s office. As a result of the raid, two people who live at the residence were arrested. Michael Edward Henderson, 43, was charged with five counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was jailed under a $27,000 bond, deputies said. Rhonda Edward Henderson, 42, was charged with trafficking in opium/heroin, delivering opium/heroin and conspiracy to sell or deliver opium/heroin, according to the sheriff’s office.


BOONE – The climber who died at Ice Rock along the Blue Ridge Parkway this week was a man who loved adventure, books and most of all the mountains and friends, a fellow climber says. The National Park Service identified the dead climber yesterday as Ralph Edward Fickel, 59, of Boone. “He was a fixture of Boone,� said the fellow climber, Ryan Beasley, the

owner of Rock Dimensions in Boone, a trip and rockclimbing-instruction business where Fickel worked as a guide. “He’s probably been climbing at least 30 years,� Beasley said. “He loved climbing and being outdoors, and that’s what his life was about.� A biography on Fickel’s Web site says he pioneered more than 70 first ascents on rock and ice in North Carolina, New Hampshire and Maine, and also climbed in the Himalayas. He once worked in moun-

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DAVIDSON COUNTY – A South Davidson High School student faces charges after the Davidson County Sheriff’s office allege he sold a controlled substance to another student. Ryan William Rich-

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A machine removes earthquake debris in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday. An 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Chile on Feb. 27.

CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) – Huge piles of wreckage and tons of rotting fish and other debris blanketing the ground could turn coastal towns shattered by Chile’s earthquake and tsunami into nests of infection, doctors warned. As calls for medicine and shelter grew, U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-Moon flew into the heavily damaged city of Concepcion aboard

a Chilean air force plane Saturday, following at least six moderate aftershocks. He was driven immediately to the city’s ground zero, where a 15-story apartment building had split and collapsed, killing at least nine, according to firefighters. Authorities moved to demolish the wrecked building as one couple took one last walk through the rubble, calling out in vain

for their missing son, Jose Luis. “Remember that we are with you ... our hearts are with you,” Ban told reporters in a brief statement outside the building, which was built only two years ago. Ban said the U.N. will discuss how best to mobilize aid to Chile at its next General Assembly meeting, whose date has not been set.



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Truck crash in Tibet kills 26 people, report says BEIJING – A truck loaded with people heading for an ancient Tibetan monastery crashed on a hill Saturday when its brakes failed, killing 26 people, China’s state media reported. Nine other people riding in the truck were hurt and were taken to a hospital, the Xinhua News Agency said.

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“complicated intelligence scenario and act.� The Iranian president has questioned the official U.S. version of the Sept. 11 attacks before, but this is the first time he ventured to label it a “big lie.� In 2007, New York officials rejected Ahmadinejad’s request to visit the World Trade Center site while he was in the city for a U.N. meeting.

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The country is seeking to round up all the prisoners who were either released or escaped during the earthquake.

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Woman bitten by bear at zoo; fingers severed MANITOWOC, Wis. – Police say a bear bit off a woman’s fingers at a Wisconsin zoo after she ignored barriers and warning signs to try to feed the animal. The Lincoln Park Zoo in Manitowoc closed after the incident Friday morning. Police say the 47-year-old woman lost a thumb and a forefinger, and two other fingers were partially severed. The woman’s boyfriend was bitten as he tried to pry the bear’s mouth off her hand, but he didn’t lose any fingers. Her 3-year-old granddaughter wasn’t injured. A mayor’s office statement says alcohol played a factor.

Girl, 6, killed after wandering onto I-35 BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota State Patrol says a 6-year-old girl wandered into freeway traffic near Minneapolis, where she was struck and killed by an SUV. State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says Kallie N. Palmer had been playing at a friend’s house Friday about 7:15 p.m. He says it’s not clear what happened after that. Investigators are still trying to piece together the circumstances that led her onto Interstate 35W in Burnsville. He says the home’s yard is encircled by a chain-link fence that would be about waisthigh on an adult. He says Kallie may have climbed over the fence.


Divers search a pond area at Kit Carson Park in Escondido, Calif., Saturday. Police began a second day of searching the area after receiving a report that children found a bag with what looked like human hair in May 2009.

2 missing teen cases, 2 different police responses when a body was SAN DIEGO (AP) – The disapfound in a shallow pearances of 14-year-old Amber lakeside grave. Dubois and 17-year-old Chelsea Amber was walkKing illustrate a sad fact: not all ing to school when missing children cases are treated she vanished a year the same. ago just 10 miles Chelsea disappeared Feb. 25, north of the site last seen in a park with running Dubois where Chelsea was clothes. The case sparked a search involving about 1,500 law enforce- last seen. Leads went nowhere. The ment officials and thousands of news media showed little interest. After prosecutors charged a convolunteers. It ended five days later

victed sex offender in Chelsea’s death, a search for Amber has intensified. On Saturday, police drained a pond for a second day at Kit Carson Park in Escondido to search for evidence of Amber, but found no clues, Lt. Craig Carter said. Perhaps the biggest determinant in getting the attention of law enforcement and reporters is whether there are signs of foul play that may put other children at risk.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is trying to persuade a weary public and wavering Democrats to get behind his frantic, late-stage push on health c a r e , while ReObama publicans dig in and demand starting from scratch after a year’s worth of work. “Now, despite all the progress and improvements we’ve made, Republicans in Congress insist the only acceptable course on health care is to start over. But you know what? The insurance companies aren’t starting over,� Obama said Saturday. “I just met with some of them on Thursday, and they couldn’t give me a straight answer as to why they keep arbitrarily and massively raising premiums – by as much as 60 percent in states like Illinois. If we do not act, they will continue to do this.�

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NY’s Paterson faces legal minefield in conduct inquiries NEW YORK (AP) – Legal experts say the next few days and weeks could be the most dangerous yet for the embattled administration of Gov. David Paterson. There has been a whirlwind of specu-

‘They are going to get someone in a lie, and it’s going to come back and bite someone.’ Murray Richman Defense attorney lation this month that either Paterson, his staff or state police officials could face charges of witness tampering or obstructing justice over their handling of a domestic violence case involving one of

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duce the Oscars, there’s no one you can’t call, so “I just called God.� The show will be heavy on humor, thanks to the hosting duo of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, Mechanic said, adding that the Oscar show hasn’t had two hosts since 1928. The Oscar honchos also announced a new round of presenters: Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, Zoe Saldana and Pedro Almodovar will appear on the telecast.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Harlem drama “Precious� took the best picture prize as it dominated the Spirit Awards, winning four other honors that included trophies for stars Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique. Jeff Bridges won best actor for the countrymusic tale “Crazy Heart� during Friday’s event honoring independent film, and Woody Harrelson won supporting actor for the war-on-terror drama “The Messenger.� Sidibe won best actress for “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.�


A model wears creations by British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood as part of her Fall-Winter 20102011 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Friday.

Paris heats up during ready-to-wear week tops in whisper-light chiffon, and the girls pranced down the runway in stiletto-heeled riding boots that would certainly get you killed if you dared mount a horse in them. At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz did it again, giving his hoards of fans yet more perfectly draped dresses, chic cocoon coats and big, square shouldered power suits to lust after. Sporting identical black wigs, with chunky wooden necklaces gleaming with rhinestone studs, the models had the raw, regal look of the ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti.

PARIS (AP) – Sultry Amazons in negligees and jodhpurs and modernday Nefertitis in identical blunt-cut black wigs skulked Paris’ catwalk on Friday, as the French capital’s fall-winter 201011 ready-to-wear shows moved into an exhilarating day three. Christian Dior designer John Galliano was out of the gates with a sexy equestrian-themed show that synthesized two of the luxury label’s recent looks: riding gear and lingerie-as-outerwear. Cropped tweed jodhpurs were paired with ruffle-y

Yahoo beats NBC in Olympics Web traffic com tripled the users of the 2006 Winter Games with 45.7 million total visits compared to 13.3 million in 2006. NBC, which owned exclusive broadcasting rights to the games, also drew 45 million video streams of its video offerings online. NBC says that likely helped the site keep visitors for an average of 13.3 minutes, the most among Olympics-devoted sites.

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HIGH POINT – Despite a bleak budget picture, the High Point City Council has a long wish list it’s giving state lawmakers. This week, the council hammered out its legislative priorities for the N.C. General Assembly’s short session in May. The council adopted 11 policy positions for the session, which is mainly to address budget issues. City officials said they don’t expect lawmakers to take up complex or controversial issues this spring, since this is an election year. However, substantive issues that aren’t related to the budget may arise. “The state budget is in trouble,” City Attorney Fred Baggett, who coordinates the city’s legislative agenda, told the council

during a committee meeting this week. “(Mayor Becky Smothers) and I heard some economic projections that revenues are going to continue to decline, especially sales tax. I’m not sure we’re at the bottom, but we sure aren’t climbing out.” The agenda includes perpetual city priorities, such as support for continued state funding for the High Point Market. The council also supports a review of the N.C. Department of Transportation equity formula to ensure that state road funds are fairly distributed where the needs are greatest. Another priority is opposition to any proposal that would require local governments or the state to recognize or collectively bargain with public sector employee unions. Federal or state legislation could

ton. “(The Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Fire Fightinvoluntary annexation The High Point City ers) are working very hard or other proposals which Council’s legislative to penetrate local governwould substantially affect policy positions for the ments.” the ability of municipaliN.C. General Assembly Municipalities across ties to annex urbanized short session beginning the state are virtually areas adjacent to municiMay 12 include: unanimous in their opposipal corporate limits. • Opposing proposals to tion to such proposals, but • Supporting the presrequire local governofficials said unions are ervation of existing ments to assume mainmaking headway where it revenue sources for tenance responsibility counts. local governments and for state highway system “The amount of money oppose erosion of these roads, which cities argue unions are giving to politisources unless there is would impose an unfair cians has gone up exponenpermanent and reliable burden on local taxpaytially,” said Baggett. “The replacement revenue. ers and create an inefstate is seen as the next • Opposing proposals to ficient and fragmented battleground for union grant certain classes of method of maintaining recognition for public emlocal government emthe state road network. ployees, because this is one ployees greater retire• Opposing proposals to of the last holdouts. ... The ment or other benefits require any form of referproblems we’ve seen with than other employees. endum as a condition of budgets (of governments with union workers) are largely attributable to “It’s coming – as sure as huge employee contracts enable public employees to unionize, something the sun’s coming up in the that cannot be sustained.” that officials said is gain- east in the morning,” said City Manager Strib Boyning momentum. | 888-3531




Yvonne Johnson, executive director of One Step Further and former Greensboro mayor, received the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance’s Stanley Frank Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to members of the community who have given many years of dedicated service in support of building a better Greensboro and Guilford County.

Do you know anyone who deserves some extra attention? You can submit names and photographs of people who could be profiled in the daily “Who’s News” column in The High Point Enterprise. Send information to: Who’s News, The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261. E-mail versions with an attached color photograph can be sent to


Tony Letourneau demonstrates operation of an airsoft weapon with Korey Bowbly, Sean Wiedbusch, Jesse Maxy in the active shooting bay at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo at Showplace.

Convention brings airsoft fans to city Game is similar to paintball, but more realistic, enthusiasts say BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT – For airsoft enthusiasts like Colin Wagner, the sport is serious business. At the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo at Showplace Saturday, Wagner explained how his team – 6mm Militia, based in Marion – takes to rural settings like paintball fields with replica firearms, decked out in camouflage gear for elaborate games. “It’s kind of a variation

of it, but it’s more realistic than paintball, in terms of the look of the weapons. And the guns are more accurate, I think,” said Wagner. “A lot of it is military simulations. Different teams have different missions. It’s gaining popularity.” The three-day expo, which concludes today, brought together vendors of airsoft products, devotees of the sport from around the state and beyond and newcomers. At a makeshift range, attendees got a chance to fire all manner of airsoft guns, which shoot 6mm or 8mm plastic rounds. Exhibitors had numerous brands, from handguns to MP5 rifles, on display. The orange-tipped firearms are made to look and feel like

the real thing. High Point police Officer Mike Prevost was on hand to talk safety. Organizers of the event

‘A lot of it is military simulations. Different teams have different missions.’ Colin Wagner Airsoft player stressed the importance of eye protection and other precautions for airsoft players. “One reason I wanted to make this public is because of the need to

educate the players on doing it properly,” said Kyle Thaggard, one of the organizers of the event. “North Carolina is probably the most organized state when it comes to airsoft.” Airsoft guns range in price from about $100 up to $1,500, and generally shoot the plastic rounds no farther than about 100 feet. The impact from a shot can sting some, but the games are considered safe when played in a controlled environment, those at the event said. Brandon Chisholm of Raleigh, president of the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, said he got involved in the sport nine years ago. Games then typically drew no more than about 30 people. Today, some games draw

more than 350. He said the growth in popularity is due in large part to greater availability of airsoft guns that are reasonably priced. “I think that’s the biggest reason,” Chisholm said. “That, and also word is spreading.” In the Triad, an indoor airsoft site in Clemmons and an outdoor site near Star are well-known destinations for games. The Command Decisions Wargames Center in Taylorsville, which hosts several games each year, is perhaps the premier site for airsoft games in the state, he said. The expo concludes today at Showplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8. 888-3531



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Tammy Barnes..................High Point Richard Coltrane......................Sophia Erlean Crotts........................Lexington Louis Harrington..............High Point Marie Hicks.........................High Point Frances Ingram.................High Point Juanita Lain......................Kernersville Car Vette McManus...........Archdale Steven Wyrick...............Greensboro The High Point Enterprise publishes death notices without charge. Additional information is published for a fee. Obituary information should be submitted through a funeral home.

Richard Paige Coltrane SOPHIA – Mr. Richard Paige Coltrane, 77, of Cedar Square Community, died Friday, March 5, 2010 at High Point Regional Health System. He was born February 17, 1933, in Randolph County, to Joe L. and Eva Jones Coltrane. After graduation from Allen Jay High School, he enlisted in the US Army, serving in Korea. Upon completion of his military service, Mr. Coltrane worked for the High Point Enterprise, managing the Photo Engraving Department, then opened his own business, PhotoPlate. Gospel singing was a much-loved hobby, and he sang with several different groups including the Rangers, Statesmen, Harvesters, and Masters Five. In addition to his parents, Mr. Coltrane was pre-deceased by a sister, Joyce Smith, and a son-inlaw, Stephen Wilkinson. On January 26, 1980, Mr. Coltrane married the former Dianne Carruth, who survives of the home. Surviving, in addition, are daughters, Cynthia (Michael) Saunders, Candace (William) Fenn, Chavigny (Greg) Dowdy, Kimberly (Rick) Greene; step-daughter, LeAnne (Keith) White; sister, Becky Coltrane; brothers, Joseph (Mary) , Eugene (Faye) , Horace (Frances) Coltrane; grandchildren, Eric (Amie) Dowdy and Courtney Lamb; stepgrandchild, Leah White; great grandchildren, Austin Lamb and Makena Grace Dowdy. A Memorial Service will be held at 3 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010, at Archdale Friends Meeting, with Dave Mercadante and Ben Hurley officiating. Visitation will be held at the church beginning one hour prior to the service; graveside service will immediately follow at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank Dr. Brath and the ICU nurses and staff for their wonderful, compassionate care of Mr. Coltrane. Memorials may be directed to High Point Regional Health System, C/O Development, PO Drawer HP-5, High Point, NC 27261. Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

Dr. Steven D. Wyrick GREENSBORO – Dr. Steven Dale Wyrick, 58, died on Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 after a courageous struggle with Parkinson disease. Funeral services will be held on Monday, 11:00 a.m. at Hinshaw United Methodist Church with Rev. Donna Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Guilford Memorial Park. A native of Guilford County, Steve was born on Oct. 23, 1951, the son of Frank W.(Woody) and Miriam Smith Wyrick. He was a 1969 graduate of Ragsdale High School and attended UNC Greensboro. In 1974 he graduated from the University of North Carolina School Of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill where he received his doctorate in 1976. After a 15 year tenure with the university, he retired in 2000 as head of the School’s Medicinal Chemistry Department. In 1986 and 1997, he received awards from those years’ school of Pharmacy classes as Best Professor. Also in 1988, he received the university’s Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teaching Award in Recognition of Excellence in Inspirational Teaching of Undergraduate Students. Beginning with his years in high school and at the university, Steve formed first, The Mystics, a rock and roll band that evolved into later groups. Steve was the lead singer and guitarist. He composed and recorded music and lyrics for these groups. Steve was a lifelong member of Hinshaw United Methodist Church. In addition to his musical interests, Steve en-

joyed motorcycling, back packing in the North Carolina mountains, and weight lifting. In 1969, he earned the North Carolina Power-Lifting Championship in his weight class. Steve also loved gatherings and activities with his immediate and large extended families. He particularly enjoyed the annual family Christmas Eve dinner and the entertainment his young cousins would often provide. Steve is survived by his father, Frank W.(Woody) Wyrick of Greensboro, NC; his aunt Nancy Wyrick Bridges and husband William of High Point, NC and his uncle Jack B. Smith of River Landing. He was preceded in death by his mother Miriam and brothers, Ronald Wyrick and Christopher Wyrick. The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Heartland Living and Rehabilitation for their compassion and care given to Steven. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc, 1501 NW 9th Ave/Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136 or Hinshaw United Methodist Church, 4502 High Point Road, Greensboro, NC 27407. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 5 to 7 pm at Hanes Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.

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HIGH POINT – Mrs. Tammy Sue Barnes passed away March 6, 2010 at her home with her loved ones by her side. Tammy was born in Surry County, NC to Charlie Reid Heath and Mary Ann Cain. Tammy is predeceased by her Brother Jerry Lee Heath, and both of her parents. She is survived by her husband Donnie Barnes Sr., her daughter Penny Atkins, son Donnie Barnes Jr., sisters: Brenda Cook and Carolyn Crowley; and grandchildren: Tiffany Stevens, Joseph Custer, Alexa Barnes and Kaleb Underwood. The visitation for Tammy will be held on March 8, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Davis Funerals and cremations, 976 Phillips Avenue, in High Point. Tammy’s funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Willa W. Jerideau on March 9, at 3:00pm, also at Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel. The family requests memorials, instead of flowers, be sent to Hospice of The Piedmont Inc; 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point NC, 27262. You may leave online condolences at HYPERLINK “http://davisfuneralsandcremations. com”

HIGH POINT – Mrs. Dorothy Marie Bennett Hicks, 94, of 701 South Elm Street passed away on March 5, 2010. She was born August 29, 1915 in Surry County to David S. Bennett and Ella Emerson Bennett. Mrs. Hicks had been employed at Adams-Millis Corporation. Mrs. Hicks was married to Raymond C. Hicks who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert “Bobby” Winfrey. Mrs. Hicks is survived by several nieces and nephews. A Graveside Service will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday at Floral Garden Memorial Park by Reverend Tony Moore. A visitation will be from 1:00 until 1:30 P.M. Monday at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

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KERNERSVILLE – Mrs. Juanita Gurley Lain, 90, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living. She was born May 10, 1919 in Guilford Co. to the late Clyde Leslie Gurley, Sr. and Kate Hodgin Gurley. Mrs. Lain was a member of First Wesleyan Church in High Point, where she had taught the 6th grade boys Sunday school class for over 20 years. Before she was married she was a member of Oak Hill Friends Meeting in High Point, but for the past several years she attended Kernersville Wesleyan Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Lain; her son, C. Richard Lain; daughter-in-law, Eloise Parrish Lain; her brother and his wife, Leslie and Lou Gurley; and her sister and husband, Doris and Joe Reynolds. Surviving are her son, David Lain and wife Melva; her daughter, Alice L. Hubbard and husband Roger; a daughter-in-law, Cynthia Lain all of Kernersville; five grandchildren, Cindy Helms (Doug), Chip Lain (Darlene), Cheryl Sapp (Tim), Richard Hubbard (Courtney), and Angie Leraas (Mike); two step-grandchildren, Melissa Berrier (Alan), and Sam Lowery; seven great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; four great-great-grandchildren; and three step great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Monday, March 8, 2010 at Kernersville Wesleyan Church with Rev. Phil Hulen, Rev. Neal Eller, Dr. Clyde Dupin, and Rev. Richard Loman officiating. Entombment will follow in Eastlawn Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 2-5:00 pm Sunday, March 7, 2010 at Hayworth Miller Kernersville Chapel and at other times at the home of Roger and Alice Hubbard. Memorials may be made to either, The Crossnore School, PO Box 249, Crossnore, NC 28616 or the charity of your choice. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to her caregivers, Bobbie Harrison, Shirley Frutchey, the staff at Kerner Ridge Assisted Living, Hospice of Forsyth Co., and Phillip and Janice White of the Kerner House Restaurant. Also a very special thank you to Dr. Judith Hopkins and staff. Online condolences may be made at

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he fashion model was escorted by Michael Howell, who looked dashing and elegant in his tuxedo. A quiet hush permeated the cheerful luncheon crowd that anxiously awaited the chic fashion show. Would this fashion show be a trend-setter? The answer is “yes” but not in the way that you are thinking. Her beautifully designed satin dress draped elegantly to the floor. The curvaceous clothing design was made more so by the corset the ABOUT model was TOWN wearing. Mary Her gloves Bogest modestly covered the wrist, the skirt had little pleated basques (close fitting bodice) falling and the corsage (upper part of the dress) was lined with lace. To accessorize, she carried a lace parasol and wore a small hat. By now you have surmised that these are not the newest fashion statements for 2010 but rather a vintage fashion show orchestrated by the Trustees of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (NCSF). This first-time ‘Vintage Threads” fundraiser showing fashions from the mid-1880s to the 1920s was the brainchild of event Chairwoman and trustee Vice-Chairwoman Sue Hunter. By the way, this event was held on the beautiful Spirit Center campus of the NCSF in the William Shakespeare Rehearsal Hall. For many attending, it was their first time to the campus. In two words, their comments were “oohs” and “aahs.” I second that! Hunter had more than a passing interest in these vintage threads. Many of the original and beautifully restored historic fashions were from Hunter’s personal collection. Until a couple of years ago, Hunter owned the Antique Emporium in Thomasville. Sue and her late husband would often enjoy trips of antiquing. Through her narration of the styles, Hunter described several of these trips, stories behind the clothes and accessories such as the parasols and hats. Her passion for these vintage clothes, the history of the times and fashion immediately transcended to the rapt patrons. I applaud the creativity of this “fun” fundraiser but more importantly applaud what the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is doing in its many outreach and education programs. Don’t think for a second that just because “A Christmas Carol” is long past and the new season has not yet begun that there is nothing going on at the NCSF. “Au contraire” as the French would say. Executive Director Pedro Silva stylishly welcomed the group while pointing out some of the trustees including chairman of the board Beth Koonce, Jo Citrin, Kitty Montgomery, Miriam Kimsey (whose husband Steve is on the board), plus longtime supporter and multiple chairman of NCSF Chris Greene, whose love of NCSF is second to none, “Chris and her husband Charlie ■■■


Modeling the fashions were (seated) Ali Earley, Leanna Smith, Teresa Slate Brynda Bullard, (standing) Bailey Snodgrass, Marie Ventrone, Sue Hunter and escort Michael Howell. have been nothing but a blessing to NCSF,” said Silva. In return, Chris said, “Everything I have invested in you (NCSF) has come back to me 10 or 20 times-fold. Shakespeare and NCSF is a great passion of mine.” Silva, whose wife Linda attended, talked about the Festival’s educational outreach, “Since 1977, we (NCSF) have something special to bring to the rich educational experience. NCSF is a living visual aid and through programs like ‘Shakespeare To Go’ we will be bringing Shakespeare to over 20,000 student this year. You are helping us make the Festival’s outreach a shining light. Enjoy you lunch. Enjoy the show.” The young servers not only delivered the lunches with aplomb but they were also in vintage costumes. The servers included Connor Bryant, who played Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Caro,l” and siblings James, Laura, Megan and Sarah Stephens. Their mother Meredith is on staff and, along with Paige Wilhort, welcomed guests as they arrived. All were dressed in vintage costumes thanks to Costume Shop Manager Jennifer Ackland. Vickie Comer and Dell Campbell also welcomed guests sans costumes. One by one, the models including Brynda Bullard, Ali Earley, Teresa Slate, Leanna Smith, Bailey Snodgrass and Marie Ventrone whirled and twirled on the runway to the accompaniment of pianist Dorothy Klass. Everyone enjoyed the show including Bill Phillips (I had to men-

tion you Bill), who was one of three brave men who attended. Afterward, Hunter posed the question, “What should we do differently next year?” The answer was unanimous. “Nothing!” Does that mean there was “much ado about nothing?” I was also delighted to see Silva at the kick-off to the 2010 United Arts Fund Drive. His show of support is indicative of the importance of arts in our community and the impact that the High Point Area Arts Council has our community. This is in light of the fact that NCSF is no longer one of the Arts Council’s affiliates. Executive Director Debbie Lumpkins, who is also my friend, pulled a real “coup” when she enticed Linda Carlisle, secretary of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, to speak at the event. She also enticed Tom Blount, editor of The High Point Enterprise and High Point’s New Year prognosticator, to introduce Carlisle, Carlisle enchanted the patrons with her passion of the arts, all of the arts. “Our world isn’t just black and white. The arts put the color in our lives.” This is the inspired theme to the 2010 fund drive which supports the Carousel Theatre, High Point Ballet, High Point Community Concerts, High Point Community Theatre and the Piedmont Artists. But that isn’t all. There is Arts Splash, the popular summer concert series featuring various music genres and diverse locations throughout High Point. What about the Day in the Park, the fall festival held at City Lake Park

and the many Community Arts Projects Grants which gives creative opportunities to so many? But that’s not all. Add in the evening’s entertainment, which included the Celebration Band and the Youth Jazz Orchestra. In addition there is the Children’s Chorale (have you heard them)? Youth Chorale, John Coltrane Jazz Workshop and the Teacher Arts Grants. Whew! What a list. Lumpkins told me

that, “During these troubled times, the arts are more important than ever. Can you imagine the world without the arts? No concerts or parades, no ballet performances or school dances, no theatre productions or holiday pageants, no art galleries or even refrigerator art! From listening to music to watching a movies to decorating our homes, the arts play a part in our everyday lives.”

This year’s goal for the fund drive is $250,000. Although it is the same goal as last year ($167,885 raised), it is a lofty but attainable goal in our economic time. As of this writing, over $50,000 has been raised. Let’s make sure to support the arts in High Point and keep the color in our lives. MARY BOGEST is an artist and writer who resides in High Point |


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In this Jan. 25 photo, the Celebrity Mercury cruise liner makes a port call in Charleston, S.C. About 350 people who got sick a week into a Caribbean cruise were responding well to medicine, the cruise line said last month. Celebrity Cruise spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said 326 of the more than 1,800 passengers on the Celebrity Mercury began complaining last week of upset stomachs, vomiting and diarrhea. Martinez says 27 of the nearly 850 crew members also reported symptoms. feel better, even extensive cleaning can make it hard to prevent outbreaks. “It’s very difficult to do because you can shed the virus up to two weeks after a patient doesn’t have the symptoms anymore,� he said. “As soon as someone sets foot into a supposedly sanitized environment, they can still be shedding the virus.� The CDC Vessel Sanita-

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aboard the Royal Caribbean International Jewel of the Seas took ill on a cruise out of Miami while 287 of the 1,770 aboard the Holland American Line Maasdam out of Fort Lauderdale were sick. The CDC said the causes of those outbreaks have not been confirmed. For all of 2009, the CDC site listed a total of 15 outbreaks of intestinal

illnesses on cruise ships. This year there have been seven, about on pace with last year when, by this date, there were six. Two outbreaks last year on the Mercury were blamed on norovirus. An estimated 14.3 million passengers are expected to take cruises this year, according to the Cruise Lines International Association, an industry trade

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Perdue: Deployments could hurt Census count FAYETTEVILLE (AP) – North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants the U.S. Census Bureau to change the way it counts deployed soldiers so the state won’t lose millions in federal funding, a newspaper reported Saturday. Military personnel in the

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about 60 people, including a half-dozen peers, in a wood-paneled committee room in Parliament. The film associates the Quran with terrorism, homophobia and repression of women. Outside, about 200 protesters jeered and chanted “Fascist thugs off our streets.� Police scuffled with several demonstrators who tried to block a street to prevent a demonstration of pro-Wilders activists from the English Defense League from approaching Parliament. The bleach-blond politician later held court for the British media, replete with quotes from Thomas Jefferson, George Orwell

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Deadline for home buyers tax credit approaches I’m writing to remind your readers in our community that a valuable tax credit for first-time home buyers is set to expire April 30. Now is the time to act. In only two months, the credit is no longer available. The tax credit is worth up to $8,000 for qualified first-time buyers, while some current homeowners (those who have occupied a home for any five consecutive years in the past eight) can receive up to $6,500. In order to be eligible, all purchases must be under contract by April 30. As a Realtor, I help people achieve the American Dream – homeownership. I’ve never seen a greater opportunity – with this tax credit, low interest rates, a huge selection of houses – for people to get the home of their dreams at the right price. It’s also easy to claim the credit. When a buyer files taxes for the year he or she purchased their home, they simply subtract the amount of the credit they receive from their federal income tax liability, increasing the size of their refund or reducing the amount that they owe. Simply put, people who are considering purchasing a home shouldn’t miss this opportunity. KEN WALL High Point The writer is president of High Point Regional Association of Realtors.



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o High Point City Council, which will be visited by Guilford County Commissioners bearing consolidation recommendations on Thursday, we offer these words of caution: When someone slaps you on the back with one hand, make certain he/she isn’t picking your pocket with the other. The board of commissioners has approved changes in a resolution that seeks to explore consolidating planning departments with Greensboro and plans to create another committee to recommend how government leaders should approach any consolidation. Commissioner Steve Arnold of High Point noted Thursday night, “High Point can participate and be represented.” Whoop-de-doo! Proceed with caution. In addition to the attempt – pushed hard by Arnold and Triad Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition – to consolidate the county, Greensboro and High Point planning departments, there has been talk about having merger reviews for human resources, purchasing, geographic information services, parks and recreation and law enforcement as well as creation of a joint water-sewer incentive fund. Certainly any talk of merger review for law enforcement, for example, shouldn’t come for the several years that it is going to take to cure the ills that have befallen the Greensboro Police Department. Such exploration in other areas of government is a good idea, and High Point leaders should participate (and be permitted to participate) – from the beginning. We’re not so provincial in the southwestern corner of Guilford County that we want to yell, “No, hell no,” at these exploratory merger reviews as we did in an editorial about a different merger proposal in the 1990s. Still, we can’t help but wonder if consolidation of planning services – even if the county and participating cities initially would keep their independent planning boards, as has been suggested – is the beginning of a slide down a slippery slope. Yes, High Point should be part of such discussions from the getgo and not be invited to the party after much has been decided, as has happened so often in the past. That’s the only way for arrival at the correct decisions and for progress to be made. Just be careful – all the way.



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t the beginning of every election season, I am reminded of an incident in a “problems of democracy” class during my senior year in high school. Joe Miles, a gifted athlete whose eligibility ran out at the end of his sophomore term, celebrated his 21st birthday in October that year. He politely asked the teacher, his former coach, to tell us as much about the upcoming election (it was a presidential election year) because Miles and another classmate, Teddy Nicholas, both were turning 21 and would be eligible for the first time to vote. The teacher obliged, and made what traditionally had been a rather dry course instantly more exciting and meaningful. Both Miles and Nicholas became the first members of their families to graduate from high school that year. Sadly, both died – Miles a decade ago, and Nicholas about three years ago. As this election season warms, preceded by all the maneuvering in the nation’s capital, I certainly hope local history and social studies teachers and political science instructors are (1) keeping an unbiased eye (fat chance, probably) on current events and (2) are able to include at least some of what is happening – at the national, state or even local levels – in their lessons. Why? Because these are extraordinary times in politics and they should be studied thoroughly by today’s students so that when they become “tomorrow’s” voters and leaders, they will understand what is happening to them and their futures, particularly if those who claim the historic debt America is ringing up will be paid for by “our children and grandchildren” are correct. And, while the saying appears in many different forms, “Google answers” claims the earliest version is probably that of the poet and philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” While today’s youth are different from previous generations in many ways, most of today’s high school and college students (except for some stepping out of character during the 2008 presidential campaign) probably give as little thought as we did to what government at all levels is doing on a day-to-day basis, even with today’s easy access from the media (especially Internet). As this election year rolls on, all of us, youth included, need to pay close attention to what government is doing, how well it is doing it and what really needs to be fixed. With careful study, we must determine those who will do the best job of

representing us and (going much deeper than the sound bites) determine those – incumbents and candidates alike – who will give us more of the same, or worse. Be cautious of those who constantly toe the party line. OPINION They aren’t citizen servants looking out for you. They’re Tom looking out for No. 1 so they Blount can remain or become career ■■■ politicians. If it weren’t so sad, I’d find it a bit amusing that the Democrats, with strong control in the House for three years and a wipe-out majority in the Senate during the first year of Obama’s term, got so little accomplished. Now, they want to have a simple up-anddown vote on a bill described as health care reform (that is much more than that), understanding that as the only way that badly managed legislation will continue to see the light of day. Erasing the 60-vote for cloture rule in this situation very well could come back to bite Democrats on the behind. Example: Republican members of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners in the early 1990s, seeking a stronger power base, pushed expanding the board from seven to 11. You see how that worked out – the GOP has been on the outside looking in ever since. Don’t let Steve Arnold’s position as vice chairman these last two years fool you. Skip Alston and the Democrats still carry the day, every day. As an observer, I admit I get a kick out of Democrats dismissing Sarah Palin as ditsy and the Tea Party movement as a bunch of kooks, while they continue to spend so much time, effort and money bashing them. Is that really the best way to lure the unaffiliated to their side? Meanwhile, even though most Republicans appear willing to let the Tea Party folks carry the anti-Obama-policies, antiDemocrat-agenda water for them, the Tea Party folks really don’t want to be tarred with a GOP stick. And, except for a handful of mostly right-wing radio talk-show hosts who wouldn’t run for office under any circumstances, no Republican has been able to generate enough of a following to lead that badly splintered party out of the swamp in which it put itself. Hold on. It’s going to be a bizarre year in politics. One, regardless of your age, about which you’ll want to tell the grandchildren.




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Can we put lipstick on North Carolina’s ABC pig?


growing number are concluding that North Carolina’s ABC system is antiquated, poorly regulated and yields poor returns to local and state governments. What began as a reform effort is now gaining momentum for outright privatization, but a recent proposal falls far short of being a sensible solution. If asked to design from scratch a model to tax and control distribution of alcohol, few would come up with North Carolina’s current ABC system. It was, after lengthy debate, designed following the repeal of prohibition. Our state, like others, had the choice between two approaches: control or licensing of liquor sales. We chose control and built a system to appease local governments, groups fearful of rampant abuse and those insisting upon state oversight.

Recent news reports about overpaid executives, construction cost overruns, negligent oversight and generous perks to local MY SPIN ABC boards provide proof this Tom system is broken. Campbell Additionally, ■■■ few local boards make acceptable profits from their exclusive sale of liquor. As Rep. Pryor Gibson said, “The ABC system in N.C. is much like a great big old onion. The more you peel, the more layers you get and the more you cry.” A growing number favor privatization, but it is becoming clear this means different things to different people. Gov. Beverly Perdue, in a letter to legislators, appears to be

advocating selling a concession to one or more private entities. The state ABC board has requested an evaluation to see what the property and distribution network is worth, causing some to speculate if the current system might be sold intact. Perdue is clear that she wants North Carolina to remain a “control” state. This is not privatization. It isn’t even genuine reform. North Carolina currently has in place an effective system for distribution and control of beverages that would work well with liquor, the system employed in the sale of beer and wine. This could be modified to be a good business model for the privatization of alcohol. Any loss of current revenues to local governments could easily be addressed and fixed, as could other desired regulations.

Advantages to true privatization clearly outweigh disadvantages. Those worried about liquor stores popping up in drug stores and supermarkets have obviously not been in either of late. The amount of space devoted to wine and beer has increased dramatically. The folks expressing fear that alcohol abuses would increase as a result of privatization are the same ones who feared liquor by the drink. Those fears were exaggerated then and would be with privatization. The debate over whether or not to sell liquor is over. The present debate is over how to license, regulate and tax liquor sales. Privatization would extricate state and local governments from the real estate business. The sale of ABC stores would assuredly provide needed income. Liquor prices to consumers would likely

decrease. The proposition of getting our state out of a business we have no business being in, reducing the size and cost of government while almost guaranteeing increased tax revenues to government is as commonsense as … well, ABC. If true reform of the ABC System is called for, and we think it is, let us not close avenues that stand a chance to maximize results. Merely selling a concession or leasing our current system does little more than putting lipstick on a pig. Aside from fresh cosmetics, there would be no real change where change is badly needed. TOM CAMPBELL is former assistant North Carolina State Treasurer and is creator/host of NC SPIN, a weekly statewide television discussion of N.C. issues airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WFMY-TV. Contact him at www.ncspin. com.

The jobs solution America is in need of a bumper crop of young entrepreneurs BY CRAIG COLUMBUS


ompared to prior recessions, something is definitely different this time. If you’ve lost your job, it is harder than ever to replace it. The New York Times reports that 6.3 million Americans have been unemployed for six months or longer, more than double the next-worst period, in the early 1980s. Tighter credit, outsourcing, globalization, and productivity-enhancing technologies have played a role – and each is here to stay. As a result, many older employees are delaying retirement, making it increasingly difficult for recent graduates to enter the workforce. Voices across the political spectrum agree that America desperately needs private sector job growth, and many are calling for change. In a recent USA Today editorial, Robert Kiyosaki, the best-selling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” calls for two different publicschool programs: one for employees and one for entrepreneurs. Kiyosaki writes, “If I were running America’s school system, I would create the U.S. Business Academy for Entrepreneurs, modeled after our federal military academies. Admissions would be via congressional appointment along with nominations from community business leaders.” He envisions a U.S. Academy for Entrepreneurs that would produce leaders focused on sustainable jobs and responsible growth. Finally, Kiyosaki says that his academy could boost results by having “only real entrepreneurs as teachers.” In my opinion, Kiyosaki identifies the root problem of America’s job malaise – the need to produce more entrepreneurs. However, I depart from his solution to create more government-run education programs, regardless of how selective or expertly staffed. As one tasked with educating future entrepreneurs, I would argue that the state of entrepreneurial education has never been more vibrant. Three decades ago, only a handful of colleges

offered courses in entrepreneurship. Through the pioneering work of scholars such as Babson’s Jeffry Timmons and the advocacy of the Kauffman Foundation and others, the field has subsequently flourished. Today, over 2,000 academic institutions offer at least one course in entrepreneurship compared with just 16 in 1970. Five hundred colleges and universities currently grant an entrepreneurship degree, up from 175 in 1990. And 200 university-based entrepreneurship centers collaborate as members of The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC). As for the notion that the discipline lacks the perspective of “real” entrepreneurs, there has been a concerted effort by top entrepreneurship programs to recruit current or recent entrepreneurs as classroom instructors. Perhaps more than in any department on campuses across America, academic administrations are increasingly receptive to the integration of practitioners. I am not suggesting that entrepreneurship education cannot be improved. For example, we need a greatly

expanded dialogue about ethics, a stronger commitment to service learning, and much more emphasis on how to actually build things. But America’s aspiring entrepreneurs have more educational choices and more intellectual capital resources than at any point in the nation’s history. So where is the bottleneck in entrepreneurial dynamism? In a word: incentives. Much like the Great Depression, the current recession has left an imprint on many young people. They have seen their parents struggle with mortgage debt, and classmates flounder in their job searches. It’s no wonder that students are increasingly drawn to “safe” endeavors. In the current environment, that most often corresponds to government or government-backed jobs. According to The Wall Street Journal, federal agencies have been hiring at a pace not seen since the end of the Cold War. However, the nation’s entrepreneurial framework requires more creative and lasting solutions – and soon. That’s because America’s demographics de-

mand a bumper crop of young entrepreneurs. Nearly one in three American workers will be over the age of 50 by 2012. The “baby boomers,” those born between 1946 and 1965, started small businesses in record numbers during the 1970s and ‘80s. Just as with the massively overbuilt stock of residential housing, supplydemand imbalances often create severe economic shocks. During the next 20 years, the outcome of the so-called “silver tsunami” will be, in part, determined by boomers finding willing buyers for their small business ventures to fund their retirement needs. However, current and aspiring entrepreneurs repeat a consistent refrain. They want government to control its spending for the sake of long-term interest rate stability. They don’t want to feel like they are on the outside looking in on a state capitalism “green zone.” And the entrepreneurial class seeks relief from the burdens of state licensing and regulatory departments. Entrepreneurs also crave a better business climate with reduced payroll taxes, tax credits for research and development, and more manageable workers’ compensation and health care costs. Many are attracted to states with low or no income and capital-gains taxes. Finally, we need to help entrepreneurs attract seed capital and make it easier to get new business loans without personal guarantees, allowing them to retain larger equity stakes. There will be no meaningful job growth beyond the administrative state without a national embrace of those entrepreneurs that create them. A generation of skilled young entrepreneurs stands ready. Is their government ready for them? CRAIG COLUMBUS, Ph.D., is a fellow for entrepreneurship and innovation with The Center for Vision & Values. He is also the executive director of the entrepreneurship program and chair of the Department of Entrepreneurship at Grove City (Pa.) College.

They’ll remember today as a dream interrupted BY JAMES BRIGHAM


dream interrupted, that’s all it was. That’s what college professors will teach future students what happened here. In courses on economics, social studies and history, it will all come down to – the American Dream was interrupted. We all shared that dream; I know we did. I saw you in mine; you saw me in yours. Our lives interconnected. I helped build your home or office, you sold me a car or built my kitchen cabinets. From students to retirees, we knew the rewards of hard work meant we can live that dream. A few years back our dreams were real, work was plentiful. Developers were subdividing everything. As long as it didn’t

ents and grandparents worked. From that, this country was built. Every road, school, sewer and government building came move, we built on it. The wages from their work, byproducts of weren’t great but they paid the their dreams. Late last century, factories bills. We worked seven days and mills started moving a week and still couldn’t keep up with the demand. Everyone production “offshore.” One by one, the plants shut their was busy. doors, moving equipment and That building boom overshadowed the problem I believe technology to foreign lands, sending workers home. The is the crux of our economic troubles today. The problem is loss wasn’t limited to those employees, it also consumed venthat jobs in this country were dors and suppliers, local lunch quietly being exported, actually encouraged by our govern- counters, Ma & Pa gas station/ convenient marts, now eroding ment. As we were building tax base that once helped suphomes and offices, the jobs in furniture, textiles, automotive, port this community. Drive around the south side, electronics and medical were look at the millions of square being exported. They may not feet of shuttered production have been the highest paying facilities, empty parking lots. jobs, but they were jobs. Jobs Look close, some still have in factories and mills our par-



benches on the shipping docks where workers would take lunch. Look closer, you’ll see the ghost of what haunts our dreams today, no workers. Look long enough, you’ll find a tear in your eye. It’s a shame. With this work gone, no recovery will ever come; there is no such thing as a “jobless recovery.” Without a job, banks don’t loan, homes aren’t built, automobiles don’t sell. Young scholars miss out on college and dreams are left undreamt. Seems it’ll be awhile before they figure this out. It’ll be 2075 or so. You and I will be long gone, though we’ll exist in stories passed on at family gatherings. It will be then, professors will explain how supply and demand deflated home values. How the loss of a job leads to financial

problems. How financial stress causes emotional problems that lead to a break down or breakup of a family. Then, when you lose 8 million jobs, how the politic of a nation changed in a moment. Our experience will fill those textbooks. Lessons of these dark days will be overshadowed by a world built from the brilliant dreams of that generation. Some are already working on those dreams. Every day, more will join them as opportunity knocks. The world built by those dreams will be beyond our imaginations. Memories of these days will be of a dream interrupted, and nothing more, as the American Dream will live forever. JAMES BRIGHAM lives in High Point.


Woman charged in murder of kids was assigned social worker CHARLOTTE (AP) – A North Carolina woman charged with murder after two of her children died in a house fire had been assigned a case worker after previous allegations of leaving her

children home alone, a newspaper reported Saturday. The family of Orgal Opata, 26, was referred for intervention after she was charged in October with child neglect, Mecklenburg County’s So-

cial Services Department told The Charlotte Observer. The agency said a social worker had regular contact with the family, and Opata was cooperating with com-

munity-based service providers. Opata is charged in the Feb. 28 death of 1-yearold Gabriel Hawthorne and 2-year-old Josiah Hawthorne. Funeral services for the children were held Sat-

urday. Two other children, ages 4 and 7, were home at the time, but were able to escape the fire that officials say was started by a kerosene heater. The older children are in DSS custody.

The boys’ father, Jerry Hawthorne, arrived moments before a memorial service Friday night, along with about 100 people in front of the burned-out house.

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Aiming for success Fifth-grader Amelia DePass, 10, takes aim during archery competition at Richmond Drive Elementary School in Rock Hill, S.C. Fourth- and fifth-graders at the school had archery instruction from physical education teacher Becky Faris for three weeks before the competition. Richmond Drive is the only school in the Rock Hill School District that teaches archery.

Downtown green space dislodges Greensboro homeless camp GREENSBORO (AP) – Work on a $26 million green space through a North Carolina downtown has dislodged a half-dozen homeless people living in a tent city. The News & Record of Greensboro reported Saturday that the 4-mile scenic bike and walking trail will connect several Greensboro neighborhoods. Its path through a section of

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Confidence game Employment data lift hopes, but where are the jobs? WASHINGTON (AP) – At last, the unemployment crisis seems to be easing. That’s the good news. The bad news? Job creation remains scant because companies still lack enough confidence in the economy to ramp up hiring. The U.S. jobless rate held steady at 9.7 percent in February. And employers cut 36,000 jobs – fewer than predicted. Those figures signaled that the job market is slowly healing. Some economists said the jobless rate may have peaked and predicted the employment report for March will kick off a string of monthly job gains. “We’re on the cusp of some job growth, finally, finally,” said Stu-

art Hoffman, chief economist at PNC Financial Services Group. The Labor Department report issued Friday cheered Wall Street, too. The Dow Jones surged 122 points, or about 1.2 percent. But there’s a long way to go. The recession eliminated about 8.4 million jobs. The slow-motion recovery means hiring is expected to remain feeble for the rest of the year – at most a net gain averaging about 100,000 a month. To put that in perspective, about 125,000 new jobs are needed each month just to keep up with population growth and prevent the unemployment rate from rising. To reduce the jobless rate signifi-

cantly, employers would need to create 200,000 to 300,000 jobs a month. But most of them are waiting to see stronger sales, more spending by consumers and businesses, and a more vigorous global rebound to stimulate demand for U.S. goods and services. Clifford Adkins of ARC Products LLC in suburban St. Louis, which makes gurneys to evacuate buildings, would like to hire. He said he doesn’t need to see a prolonged boost in sales. He would hire if even a few of the government agencies and schools he serves step up spending. But orders are falling. His cash flow just can’t support new workers. “I think if orders started coming in, I’d immediately start using that cash to put (salespeople) on the street,” he said. Some encouraging signs that consumers are more willing to spend emerged in reports earlier this week. Shoppers hit the malls

and spent more freely in February, and activity in both the manufacturing and services industries of the economy is growing. The jobs picture is gradually

About 125,000 new jobs are needed each month just to keep up with population growth and prevent the unemployment rate from rising. brightening at a time when the U.S. economic rebound is faring better than Europe’s. The 16 nations that use the euro currency scarcely grew in the fourth quarter, scratching out a 0.1 percent gain.




HIGH POINT – When Elaine Darr’s 6-year-old granddaughter, Carson, looked her in the eye and said, “Grandma, we’ve been praying that you would retire soon,” the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau staff member knew it was time to go. Darr, visitors information center manager at the CVB for 16 years, will retire Wednesday after becoming known as the “face of High Point.” She’s been the first face that visitors have seen when entering the CVB’s office on N. Main Street since she arrived, according to Charlotte Young, the organization’s president. From market-goers to furniture shoppers, she’s met thousands of tourists that stream through the city each year. Darr joined the CVB in 1994 after retiring from her first career as a branch manager at First Union Bank, where she worked for 30 years. After taking about a year off of work, a friend, then the director of the CVB, told her about the job opening. “I had already retired, but I didn’t have grandchildren then,” she said. “I liked the aspect of being one-on-one with people and meeting them in a full-time position.” From keeping brochures up-to-date and pointing visitors in the right direction, she’s been remembered by people who she’s helped over the years. One man, who came to High Point five years ago for the funeral of a close friend, still keeps in touch with Darr and sends her postcards from around the world.

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Saying goodbye Darr retires after 16 years at the Convention and Visitors Bureau




NEW YORK (AP) – The muchanticipated iPad tablet computer from Apple Inc. will start hitting U.S. store shelves on April 3, slightly later than originally planned. When Apple unveiled the touchscreen device Jan. 27, the company said the first iPads would reach the market in “late March” worldwide, not just in the U.S. Now international releases are planned for later in April. The company did not specify Friday why the tablet is not coming out until April, and Apple spokeswoman Natalie Harrison would not elaborate. However, Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek had said this week that Apple might have to delay or limit the size of the launch because of an “unspecified production problem.” Misek said Apple’s Taiwan-based supplier, Hon Hai Precision, could be facing a production bottleneck or a shortage of components. The analyst doesn’t expect the delay to affect sales of the iPad during Apple’s fiscal third quarter, which ends in June. He estimates Apple will sell 550,000 iPads during the period and 1.2 million in fiscal 2010.

Age: 65 Hometown: High Point Occupation: Visitors information center operator at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau for 16 years Hobbies: Cooking, shopping, spending time with grandchildren Carson, 6, Avery, 9, Taylor, 11, and Hunter, 13 Favorite place to travel: California

Darr helped the man find the family he was looking for when he arrived, and the two struck up a friendship, she said. “I got a postcard from him from Florida last month,” she said. “We just made a connection.” Once, when traveling back to High Point from California, Darr was recognized in an Atlanta airport by another tourist she had assisted at the CVB, she said. “A lady came up to me at the airport and said, ‘Don’t you work for the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau? You helped me with some furniture shopping information a while ago,’” Darr said. “I really have some wonderful memories like that from working here.” When her first grandchild came along 13 years ago, she knew she’d retire one day to spend time with her family. And when Carson, her youngest grandchild, brought up the subject to Darr, she knew her days at the CVB were complete. “I’m sure I’ll miss contact with the people here every day,” she said, “but I’ll be busy.” Very busy, in fact. Darr now has four grandchildren, all of whom have requested to spend the night at her house the day after she retires. | 888-3617


After 16 years as the manager at the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau, Elaine Darr has decided to retire.




Sarkozy: Tighten euro zone economic coordination PARIS (AP) – Fellow eurozone countries cannot abandon debt-ridden Greece because doing so would defeat the purpose of the common currency project, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Saturday, a day before meeting with the Greek prime minister in Paris. George Papandreou has been on a four-city foreign tour to drum up support for his harsh new austeri-

ty program announced this week, hoping to get something concrete enough from his European partners to calm markets and bring down the country’s high borrowing cost, which is about twice that of Germany’s. Papandreou met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday, as Athens was rattled by more strikes and violent protests over the new

economic measures, and is to arrive in Paris on Sunday for an evening meeting with Sarkozy. The French leader is seen as far more sympathetic to the country’s problem than Merkel, who has avoided a commitment of financial assistance. Papandreou began his tour in Luxembourg early Friday, and will fly from Paris to Washington. “If we created the euro, we

cannot drop a euro-zone country – otherwise it wasn’t worth it to create the euro,” Sarkozy said at a Paris agricultural fair. “That’s why I’m supporting Greece.” Sarkozy said he would fight to defend the entire EU’s economy “with the same fierce energy” as he said he has for Europe’s common agricultural policy, which benefits French farmers.



Gaga for Google


Christopher Swanson, (right) CEO of PureDriven, shares a moment of levity at the Google Twin Ports Initiative volunteer center in Duluth, Minn., with the initiative’s social media manager Bobbi Gilbert (left) and Patrick Garmoe, public information officer. Google Twin Ports Initiative is a grassroots effort to win selection of Duluth and Superior, Wis., as one of a handful of sites around the country where Google Inc. will build experimental, ultra-high speed broadband networks.

Cities reach for the company’s high-tech carrot DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – Wearing just a T-shirt and shorts, Mayor Don Ness strolled to the end of a dock jutting into frigid Lake Superior. He grinned, waved his arms to a cheering crowd, and jumped in. “I’ve laid down the gauntlet!” Ness cried, shivering and dripping as he emerged from the lake in a video posted on YouTube. “All right, you other mayors! You want Google Fiber, you jump in Lake Superior!” They may not be taking a lake plunge, but city leaders around the country are competing hard for Google’s experimental fiber-optic network, which promises to be more than 100 times faster than the Internet connections currently available to most Americans. Topeka, Kan., informally renamed itself “Google, Kansas,” for the month of March. A group in Baltimore launched a Web site that uses Google mapping to plot the location of more than 1,000 residents and gives their reasons for wanting the service. Other cities in pursuit include Greensboro, N.C., Cincinnati, Portland, Ore., Grand Rapids, Mich., Rochester, N.Y., Baton Rouge, La. More than 200 groups on Facebook are pushing different cities and counties for Google’s broadband plan.


SEARCH HERE! Many cities are trying to get Google to install an experimental fiber-optic network in their towns to deliver Internet access that is 100 times faster than what most people get now. Google said several thousand people have nominated their communities. THREE WEEKS LEFT: Google has a March 26 deadline for city governments and citizens to express interest. ACTION LATER: The Internet company plans to announce winners by the end of the year. It’s not clear when Google would start building its new networks, how many cities it intends to serve, or how much it is willing to spend.

“People are hungry for faster speeds and improved Internet access,” Google spokesman Dan Martin said. Google said several thousand citizens have nominated their communities since it announced plans in mid-February to build the network in a handful of areas. The company has set a March 26 deadline for city governments and citizens to express interest, and Google plans to announce winners by the end of the year. Martin said Google can’t say when it will start building the new networks but hopes to start soon. Google’s experimental fiber-optic networks would deliver data at 1 gigabit per second to homes and businesses. That would be

roughly 50 to 300 times faster than the DSL, cable and fiber-optic networks that connect most U.S. homes to the Internet today. Google has not said how many cities it intends to serve, or how much it is willing to spend to do it. Google says it’s not interested in dominating or even grabbing a sizable chunk of the broadband market. Instead it says it hopes phone and cable companies will learn lessons from the experimental network that will help them hurry the rollout of their own faster systems. It also hopes to provide a testbed for online video and other advanced applications that require a lot of bandwidth.

His comments will be welcomed in Athens, which has said that unless it receives strong backing for its euro4.8 billion ($6.5 billion) austerity package, it could have to turn to the International Monetary Fund. The new austerity measures, which have divided Greeks, have drawn positive reaction from other European countries and credit ratings agencies.

“Google makes more money the more eyeballs are online,” said Sascha Meinrath, director of the nonpartisan New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative. In choosing sites, Google is looking for wide community support and readiness, said Meinrath, who has been talking with the company about the project. Google doesn’t want to spend time dealing with right-of-way issues or objections from neighborhoods that aren’t crazy about having Google tear up streets to install its network. “They want a fast, easy rollout,” he said. “They are really looking for a community that is fully bought into this.” That’s certainly the case in Duluth. Shortly after Google’s announcement, Ness gathered business and technology leaders to discuss the project. The city quickly teamed with neighboring Superior, Wis., and started lining up business support, money and volunteers to help the effort. They built a testimonialladen Web site – www. – that includes sections for people to pledge to subscribe as soon as the network is available or to show their interest in working for a “fiberbased business.”

• The Triad chapter of the American Society for Quality will hold a seminar titled “The Benefits of Integrated Business Management” from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn & Suites at 7067 Albert Pick Road, The presentation will provide examples of the benefits of integrated business management at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. The presenter will be Tommy L. Hickman, senior vice president-operations. For more information check the Web site • Asheboro-based FNB United Corp., the holding company for CommunityONE Bank, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Dover Mortgage Co., last week reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2009. During the quarter, FNB United recognized a provision for loan losses of $24.7 million and increased the deferred tax assets valuation reserve by $16.3 million. As a result, FNB United reported a fourth quarter 2009 net operating loss of $28 million. Adjusting for dividends paid to the U.S. Treasury on the preferred stock issued in the Capital Purchase Program, the resulting fourth quarter 2009 loss attributable to common shareholders was $28.8 million, or $2.53 per diluted share. During the fourth quarter of 2008, FNB United recognized a provision for loan losses of $15.5 million and charged off goodwill of $56 million. As a result, the company reported a net loss of $60.6 million, or $5.31 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2008. • The Piedmont Triad chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Volvo Corp., 7900 National Service Road, Greensboro. The presenter will be Scott Munker, director of global logistics and trade compliance for HanesBrands Inc. For more information check the Web site www.triadapics. org. • The BB&T Small Business and Middle Market banking groups have won Excellence Awards in 20 of 20 national categories – more than any other financial institution – from Greenwich Associates, a leading global financial services research and consulting firm. BB&T received honors in categories ranging from overall satisfaction

and customer service to financial stability and credit policy after interviews with 17,000 U.S. small businesses and 13,000 middle-market companies. Of more than 750 banks evaluated, only 33 received Excellence Awards. • In a move designed to raise the profile of the company, FFD&M has announced that the company name going forward will be Fine Furniture Design. Some nine years since the inception of the company, as a limited liability corporation of Fine Furniture Shanghai, executives agree that the timing is right for the name change. Ted Philpott, company president and chief executive officer, announced the change as part of an overall strategy for building greater recognition and more sales across all distribution channels. • BEM Interactive of Greensboro, which provides interactive design, development and digital marketing, announces the company is now a Google Analytics Authorized Consultant, joining a group of organizations worldwide. Google Analytics Authorized Consultants are organizations that demonstrate expertise in Google Analytics Web services, which report how Web site visitors search, navigate and convert. • I.H. Caffey Distributing Co., a Greensborobased beverage distribution supplier, last week announced a merger with Cunningham Wholesale and Rudisill Enterprises, two distributors with complementary products, to create the formation of Carolina Premium Beverage. Caffey, established in 1939, is the largest MillerCoors distributor in North Carolina. Caffey represents a broad base of breweries that also include Yuengling, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Heineken, Boston Beer Co., New Belgium Brewing Co. and others. Cunningham Wholesale, based in Charlotte, and Rudisill Enterprises, based in Gastonia, both distribute the MillerCoors and Corona brands. INFORMATION TO APPEAR in this column should be received in the offices of The High Point Enterprise by 4 p.m. of the Wednesday preceding the Sunday of publication. Address information to Business Notes, The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261.



• Senn Dunn, a full-service independent insurance agency, announces the hiring of Jessica Shupe as an administrative associate in the employee benefits division of its High Point office. • David L. Holden, an associate with Holden Mickey & Mickey Inc. in Winston-Salem, was recognized by MassMutual as a leader for in-force business persistency – the number of clients who maintain their contracts. Holden was ranked No. 1 in persistency of all advisers in

his region, which covers most of North Carolina. • The Piedmont Triad Partnership last week elected a new board of directors and officers as part of a restructuring to merge the partnership and the Piedmont Triad Leadership Group Executive Committee. New partnership officers are Kelly King, chairman; Jim Morgan, immediate past chairman; Bobby Long, first vice chairman; Nido Qubein, second vice chairman; Allen Gant, third vice chairman; and Stanhope Kelly,

secretary/treasurer. King is the president, chief executive officer and chairman of BB&T; Morgan is managing partner of Morgan Herring Morgan Green & Rosenblutt; Long is chairman of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation (Wyndham Championship); Qubein is president of High Point University; Gant is president and CEO of Glen Raven Inc.; and Kelly is regional president, Carolinas Community Banking, of Wachovia-Wells Fargo Co. • Carl Phillips was elected

treasurer for The Mystery Shopping Providers Association, the largest professional trade association dedicated to improving service quality using anonymous resources. Phillips is the director of Customer 1st in Greensboro, which he founded in 1996 as a by-product of his 26 years of experience in retail management. • Wells Fargo Private Bank announces that Suzanne C. Wilcox joined the Piedmont Triad team as a wealth planning strategist. In her role, Wilcox will work with The Private Bank special-

ists. The Private Bank offers a full range of investment products and services to help individuals and families build, manage, preserve and transfer their wealth. 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.

Sunday March 7, 2010

COMING SOON: Memoir by former first lady due out in early May. 3F

Business: Pam Haynes (336) 888-3617


Minimizing gender conflict in the workplace BY MILDRED L. CULP WORKWISE FEATURES

Problems related to gender permeate the workplace, distracting people even in sophisticated environments. While on-the-job effectiveness is essential, the social nature of work makes it impossible to accomplish that objective in isolation. The key to solving these problems is to work on them as soon as they begin to form.

SEA CHANGE Renee Weisman of Winning at Work Consulting in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., entered the semiconductor packaging engineering function at IBM as its sole woman engineer in a group of about 700 men. Not long after she became the first woman to manage the area. Her IBM career spanned 30 years. “Gender issues weren’t something you thought a lot about,” she says. “We focused on results, getting the job done. My work was not about gender but solutions I brought and questions I asked, which made everyone work more effectively.” This focus shifted a bit with invitations to lunch (a little awkward for men) and ensuing conversations about sports. Like many women at that time, Weisman believed that she just needed “to do a really good job.” She learned to selfpromote and build a network. In contrast, just 15 years ago, Sonia Graham, now chief experience officer at Start Up Now Inc., in Phoenix, Ariz., was as-


Emory Mulling, who chairs Atlanta’s Mulling Corp., coaches and outplaces employees, many of whom encounter gender conflict. Here he speaks with Barbara Blevens, his firm’s vice president of Client and Candidate Services. sistant manager at Sharper Image in a tourist area. Her experience reflects how gender issues had become more open within the workplace. Selling for the first time, Graham used a customer-centric style, “approaching customers as individuals. I asked about them and where they were from. I tried to understand what they were looking at and what they liked about the products they were playing with. Rather than push-

ing products on people, I helped them find items that would be beneficial for them, even if (that meant) finding enjoyment playing the right electronic game.” She watched successful salesmen use a jocular approach. Two weeks into her job, Graham was shocked when her boss confessed that she was hired because she was a woman. He expressed surprise later when her sales exceeded his expectations.

REMEDIATE! Emory Mulling, chairman of Mulling Corp., an executive coaching and outplacement firm in Atlanta, maintains that people can learn how to behave with political correctness, even if their attitudes don’t change. Mulling proposes an easy formula for overturning gender problems: • Be aware of them as situations develop. • Address them right away by

identifying the source. • Determine what action to take. • Take action while incorporating a generic style. The generic style Mulling advocates requires “style-flexing,” toning down or eliminating behaviors that themselves scream “gender.” Anthony Adams of Brisbane, Australia’s Anthony Adams Makeup has no connection with Mulling, and often encounters an unusually complex situation. On shoots, he applies make-up to men as well as women. The sex of the person applying the make-up isn’t really an issue, he says, but sometimes a gender issue coalesces. Adams frequently observes discomfort among men new to the process, even though the objective in most cases is “just to improve a man’s typical look. But you still run into your fair share that find it feminine. There are always a few jokes and laughs about it. I soon make them relax and just deal with it, often by saying something jocular like, ‘Man up. If a woman can do it, so can you.’ ” The dexterity Mulling proposes allows Adams to minimize gender issues in the workplace before they become roadblocks. Doing so is just all in a good day’s work. DR. MILDRED L. CULP, Workwise Features, is an award-winning journalist. E-mail questions or comments to culp@

4C SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010





LOST: Black & white Pygmy Goat. Has broken left horn. Child’s Pet. On Branson Davis Rd in Sophia. If found Call 215-3527



FOUND: 2/24/10 Beagle Mix Dog. Around Dayton Ave, in High Point. Call 336-8996277 to identfy



Notice is hereby given that on 3/26/10 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: Candice Robinson Samuel Harris Latoya Cruz-Rivas Weston Whitaker

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Found Boxer Dog with collar in Trinity/Archdale area. Call to identif y at 9061033 F ound in A llen Jay area, Cocker Spaniel Mix Puppy , Call to identify 442-8103

Buy * Save * Sell Place your ad in the classifieds! Buy * Save * Sell FOUND: In the Rotary Drive area, Lab. 2-2810. Call 336-6893251

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Found Puppy mix between Shepherd/ Hound. Centennial and Montlieu area. Call 848-0093



ABORTION PRIVATE DOCTOR’S OFFICE 889-8503 NOTICE TO BIDDERS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROPOSAL NUMBER 26-032410 The City of High Point is accepting proposals from qualified firms until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Wednesday, March 24, 2010 to provide comprehensive architectural, engineering and design services for a Police Training Facility. Services may include surveying, design, consultation, presentations, and other construction related services. The facility to be constructed is a Type II B structure. At a minimum, the classroom/training facility should provide seating for 50-75 students; should include a mat room for Defensive Tactics training; should have a latrine accessible from both inside and outside the building; have a storage area; and should have an office area for use by the Range Officer assigned responsibility for overseeing all range activities. According to the City of High Point Engineering Department, our range will support a 60 x 100 foot classroom (6000 sq ft). The site for the classroom has been selected, a septic system has been installed and a well was dug to provide water. At the time and date above, proposals will be received at the Purchasing Division, City of High Point, P. O. Box 230, 211 S. Hamilton Street, High Point, North Carolina, 27261, Attention: Patty Sykes, Senior Buyer. Proposals received after the time for opening will not be accepted. Interested firms are invited to submit a Statement of Qualifications for consideration. A full copy of the RFP, with submittal requirements, may be obtained from the City of High Point Purchasing Division, 211 S. Hamilton St., High Point, NC. 336883-3219. The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, in whole or in part, as may, in the judgment of the Council of the City of High Point, serve its best interest and to waive irregularities and informalities in any proposals submitted. “Equal Opportunity dicapped“



T. Robert (Bob) Martin Purchasing Manager March 7, 2010


Care Needed

Parents Wanted Parents needed for Therapeutic Foster Care. Extensive training required. Information meeting on Saturday March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at the Deep River Recreation Center in High Point. Contact Courtney Dabney of Children’s Home Society at 1-800-6321400, x 353.



TRUCK LINES Business is GREAT! Come join a Winner! Top Pay/Benefits! Need CDL-A & 1 yr tractor/trailer exp. 800-545-1351

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.

DRIVERS CDL-A Regional Work Teams & Singles ● Excellent PAY ● Med & Rx Benefits ● Paid Vacation & Holidays ● Union Position OWNER/OPERATORS Regional Runs Stable Customer Base Min 1 year exp, CDL-A Clean driving & criminal records 1-800-322-5632 EXT 6008 KEYSTONE FREIGHT Greensboro, NC EOE M/F Drivers- FOOD TANKER Drivers Needed. OTR positions available NOW! CDL-A w/Tanker Required. Outstanding Pay and Benefits! Call a Recruiter TODAY! 877484-3066.

Drivers & Switchers: Excellent Benefits! Great Weekly Pay, Vacation & Holidays! CDL-A, 2yrs Exp. Swing Transport: 800-849-5378


March 7, 2010


SALES REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED. Most earn $50K-$100K or more. Call our branch office at 828-3284765. Ask for Lori Roper, or e-mail lori.roper@i Visit www.ins m

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

Maintenance Supervisor needed at apt. community in the High Pointe area. Position is F/T w/excellent benefits & pay. HVAC cert. preferred. Elect. & plumbing skills a must. E-mail resumes to EOE/DFWP.

It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds K NIGHT TR ANSPORTATION- While other co mpanies are cutting jobs, we are creating CAREERS! Take advantage of our financial strength & rest easy knowing you will get the pay you earn & deser ve! Come work for an industry leader! Great Benefits, Assigned Driver Manager n o matter what part of the country you are in. Flexible Schedules, Great Equipment. Walk-ins welcome for immediate interviews or Apply online www.k nighttr 800-489-6467. NEED CDL DRIVERS A or B wit h 2 years recent commercial e x p e r i e n c e t o transfer motor homes, straight trucks, tractors and buses. 1-800-5013783. PTL OTR Drivers. NEW PAY PACKAGE! Great Miles! Up to 41 cpm. 12 months experience required. No felony or DUI past 5 years. 877-740-6262. SLT NEEDS CLASS A Team Drivers with Hazmat. $2,000 Bonus. Split $0.68 for all miles. Regional contractor positions available. 1-800-8359471 Team Drivers Top Pay for Experienced Teams ● $5,000 Sign On Bonus ● Scheduled runs available after 60 days ● Teams Assigned 2009 Trucks ● Health and 401K ● Need 50 Teams due to new business ● Also Hiring solos and owneroperators


WWW.CARGOTRANSP ORTERS.COM- Qualified CDL-A Drivers: 39 CPM + Bonuses! Superior Benefits/Equipment! Need one year recent OTR experience. Good Work History. No Felonies. High School Diploma/GED. 800-3748328

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to regulations derived from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Housing Authority of the City of High Point announces that it will conduct a public hearing to be held at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the Administrative Office of the Housing Authority located at 500 East Russell Ave, High Point, NC 27260. The purpose of this public hearing will be to present the Housing Authority’s proposed Community Room Use Policy Templates of the revised policies as prescribed by HUD have been prepared and will be available for inspection by interested parties prior to the public hearing, and may be reviewed at the Administrative Office of the Housing Authority located at 500 East Russell Ave, High Point, NC 27260 as well as all Site Management Offices. Additionally, supporting documents, polices, leases, etc., are available for public inspection at the Administrative Office of the Housing Authority.

BID ADVERTISEMENT: Southeast High School/ M i ddle School Renovations and Additions - GMP 2: Building Packages. To All Bidders: Sealed proposals will be received by Barnhill/Vannoy, A Joint Venture Partnership for the Southeastern High School/Middle School Renovations and Additions - GMP 2: Building bid packages on the following date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 2:00 PM Bid Packages are as follows: BP103 Permanent Fencing, BP105A Final Cleaning, BP105B Final Cleaning, BP105C Final Cleaning Combo, BP204A Selective Demolition, BP204B Selective Demolition, BP204C Selective Demolition Combo, BP272 Brick Pavers, BP290 Landscaping, BP400A Turnkey Masonry High School, BP400B Turnkey Masonry Middle School, BP400C Turnkey Masonry Combo, BP740 Roofing, BP800 Steel and Wood Doors/Frames and Hardware, BP810 Install Doors and Hardware, BP830 Overhead and Coiling Doors, BP840 Storefronts/Windows/Glazing, BP925A Drywall / EIFS High School, BP925B Drywall/EIFS Middle School, BP925C Drywall/EFIS Combo, BP960A Resilient Flooring/Carpet Tile/Rubber Sports Flooring, BP960B Resilient Flooring/Carpet Tile/Rubber Sports Flooring, BP960C Resilient Flooring/Carpet Tile/Rubber Sports Flooring Combo, BP1530 Fire Protection, BP1540 Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment, BP1550 HVAC Systems and Controls, BP1600 Electrical Systems, BP1700-Low Voltage IT Systems. Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:00PM Bid Packages are as follows: BP640 Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP725 Spray Fireproofing, BP790 Caulking and Waterproofing, BP930 Ceramic Tile, BP693 Terrazzo Flooring and Restoration, BP962 Epoxy Flooring, BP965 Wood Flooring, BP980A Acoustical Ceilings, BP980B Acoustical Ceilings, BP980C Acoustical Ceilings Combo, BP990A Painting, BP990B Painting, BP990 Painting Combo, BP1005 Toilet Partitions/Toilet Accessories/Div 10, BP1006 Division 10 Installations, BP1010 Signage, BP1015 Marker Boards, BP1050 Metal Lockers, BP1053 Aluminum Canopies, BP1116 Athletic and Residential Laundry / Appliances, BP1140 Food Service Equipment, BP1145 Science Casework and Equipment, BP1148 Athletic Equipment, BP1240 Telescoping Bleachers, BP1250 Window Treatments, BP1320 Greenhouse, BP1400 Elevators. Barnhill/Vannoy a Joint Venture will receive, open and read publicly all proposals received at, 501 W. Washington Street, Room 100 Greensboro, NC 27401. Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to: Guilford County Schools, 501 W. Washington Street, Room 100 Greensboro, NC 27401 Attn: Barnhill/Vannoy JV. PREBID Meeting will be held on Thursday March 11, 2010 at 9:00am in the Media Center of Southeast High School located at 4530 Southeast School Rd. Bid documents will be available after January 12, 2010 Please contact Kelsie Williamson at 919-781-7210 or to order complete plans, specifications, and contract documents for a refundable fee of $250.00. Bid documents will also be available for review at Barnhill Contracting Company located at 4325 Pleasant Valley Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 during normal business hours. Project documents will also be available in the following local plan rooms: Associated General Contractors-Carolinas Branch, Raleigh; North Carolina offices of FW Dodge Corporation; The Raleigh and Charlotte offices of Reed Construction Data (formerly CMD); The East Coast Digital Plan Room in Greenville, NC; Metrolina Minority contractor’s Center in Charlotte N.C.; Triangle Minority Contractor’s Resource Center in Durham N.C. MWBE City of Greensboro MMOB Building plan room in Greensboro, N.C.; Minority Contractor’s Resource Center in Charlotte; Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolina’s; MHC/Porter’s Construction Printing in Charlotte, N.C.; MHC Plan Room / JFK Ink in Raleigh, N.C. All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for Minority/Women Business participation wherever possible in their respective bid submission. Minority/Women Business is a part of this contract and must comply with the State of North Carolina General Statues. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all proposals. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill/Vannoy Southeast Guilford a Joint Venture, Craig Gentry, Project Manager at (919) 369-6519.


DRIVER TRAINEES 15 Truck Driver Trainees Needed! Learn to drive at Future Truckers of America! No experience needed! CDL & Job Ready In 4 weeks! Swift, Werner & Stevens on site hiring this week! 1-800-610-3777

Interested parties may submit written comments concerning the Community Room Use Policy therefore by addressing them to the attention of “Robert L. Kenner, Chief Executive Officer, Housing Authority of the City of High Point, P O Box 1779, High Point, NC 27261-1779.“ Comments must be received no later than, Monday, April 5, 2010. All comments will be made available to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of High Point. Interested persons who would like to review the above referenced Community Room Use Policy and who require reasonable accommodation due to disability and/or language barrier may make such request known in writing and submit it to the Housing Authority at the above referenced address. The Housing Authority of the City of High Point ascribes to practices that recognize and promote fair housing activities and provides for equal housing opportunity. Robert L. Kenner Chief Executive Officer March 7, 2010



It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds


Medical/ Dental

GOLF AD SALES Nat’l Co. seeks motivated Rep for established, NC area territory. Travel 60%. Minimum 3 yrs direct sales exp and strong phone/time management skills. $60-$70K 1st yr. Email resume: Fax 509-755-5225



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.

Buy * Save * Sell Place your ad in the classifieds! Buy * Save * Sell ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. Medical, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. Call 888899-6918. FOREMEN to lead utility field crews. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid training, $17/hr. p l u s w e e k l y p e r f o r m a n c e b o n u s e s a f t e r promotion, living allowance when traveling, company truck and benefits. Must have strong leadership skills, good driving history and able to travel in the Carolinas and nearby states. Email resume to Recruiter3 or apply online at www.Os moseUti lities. com. EOE M/F/D/V



CLOTH CUTTER Carolina Business Furniture, Inc. is seeking to hire an experienced cloth cutter. Must have 2 years of Gerber furniture cutting experience, be able to match out, and have the flexibility to work on repairs. We offer competitive pay with a good benefits package. Apply in person 8am -5pm at 533 Archdale Blvd., Archdale, NC. Call 336-822-8238 or 336-822-8248 for directions, or Fax resume to HR Manager at 336- 431-2035. EOE M/F/V/D Dedicated Drivers Atrium Window and Doors ● 2 years CDL-a exp. req. ● Empty and loaded miles paid the same ● Plus $.02 per mile safety bonus ● $850 to $900 per wk. ● Lots of Family time ● 2,3 and 4 days trips ● Regional combo trips ● Major Medical; Low Cost ● Company paid, Family Life ● Paid Vacation, Paid holidays ● 401/k-50% match of 4% Meet the Salem Carriers recruiter 191 Park Plaza Dr. Winston-Salem NC 27105

Or Call 1-800-709-2536 Furniture Industrial Engineering Manager Manager wanted for a two or three month project working for a high end case good and upholstery furniture manufacturer in Vietnam. This individual would teach plant IE’s the proper method for the collection of standardized elemental data in the factory and supervise the collection of as much data as possible. This individual would supervise the installation of the data into the production and costing system. Excellent salary and all expenses paid. Send resume in confidence to: mwilson@theodore Furniture Sanding Department Consultant

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 benefits, m oney for college. Call Mon-Fri, 800-662-7419 for local interview.

Need a retired or unemployed sanding department manager for two months to train employees at a High End furniture factory in Vietnam in use of the standard sanding equipment such as: sponge sander, side stroke, brush, spool, profile sander, flutter, pump, scroll, flat belt and wide belt. Individual must be hands on trainer who can set up and operate the machinery and understands the proper use of sanding grits to achieve the desired finish. All expenses paid including travel, meals and lodging. Excellent salary. Send resume in confidence mwilson@theodore

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.

Printing Company in Triad area has a job opening for a Flexo Press Operator. Would like individual to have two to five years experience operating Flexo Press. Call 336-4724200.


Apartments Unfurnished

Now Leasing Apts Newly Remodeled, 1st Month Free Upon Approved Application, Reduced Rents, Call 336-889-5099

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


Commercial Property

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 Need space in your garage?

Call The Classifieds 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 601 E. WASHINGTON. Small church with pews & carpet, separate Sunday School room........... $400 788 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

PART-TIME JOB with FULL-TIME BENEFITS. You can receive cash bo nus, monthly pay chec k, job tr aining, money for technical training or college, travel, health benefits, retirement, and much, much more! Call now and learn how the National Guard can ben efit you and your family! 1-800-GOGUARD.




Are you looking for a job with benefits and an unlimited income potential? FREE twoday employment seminar 10-4 Saturday, March 20 and 14 Sunday March 21. Come work for a motivated team in a friendly, upbeat, call center environment. A clean criminal record and drug testing are required. Call 1-800750-1738 ext 2314 , to register by Wednesday, March 17, 2010. SENIOR MARKET SALES: 28 year old firm seeks outside sales pro. We provide leads, training and support. $1,650$2,550 weekly potential. 866-7697964

3 ROOM APARTMENT partly furnished. 476-5530 431-3483


Apartments Unfurnished

1br Archdale $395 Daycare $3200 L&J Prop 434-2736 2BR. Applis, W/D conn. Clean, Good Loc. $460. 431-9478

Classified Ads Work for you! 2BR Apt in Archdale, $450 month plus deposit. Not pets. Call 336-431-5222 2BR Apt unfurnished, C ent Air, No Pets. Near Pilot School on Harmon Dr, T-ville. $400 mo & $400 dep. 476-4756



across from Outback, 1200-4000 sq. ft. D.G. Real-Estate Inc 336-841-7104 Retail Off/Warehouse 2800 sqft $650 10,000 sqft $1600 T-ville 336-362-2119

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

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

1903 E Green ............ Lot 900 W. Fairfield ......... Lot 333 S. Wrenn ..........8008sf

WAREHOUSE 1006 W Green ........10,100sf 2507 Surrett .......... 10,080sf 921 Inlet ............... 33,046sf 255 Swathmore...............93000sf

1820 Blandwood ......... 5400sf 2136 Brevard.................. 43,277sf

651 Ward ...............38,397sf 2415 English Rd..........21485sf 1938-40 WGreen......... 4000sf

2330 English ............9874sf 521 S Hamilton .........4875sf 920 W Fairfield .......... 28000sf 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 1937 W Green ........... 26447sf

2815 Earlham ......... 15650sf

SHOWROOM 207 W. High .........2500sf 404 N Wrenn........6000sf 307 Steele St ............. 11,050sf 135 S. Hamilton ......... 30000sf

Yours Sincerely, the Lovette & Coleman Families

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

If you are interested in any of the above routes, please come by the office at 210 Church Avenue between 8:30am-4:30pm.


885-6149 212 Edgeworth-1br 1116 Wayside-3br 883-9602 2-3BR houses for rent. 1-$675. mo., 1$600. mo. 9892434/987-4934 2BR, 1BA, House or Duplex Move in Specials. Call 803-1314

2823 Craig Point ........$500

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 605 & 613 Fowler ............................... $400 1301 Bencini.................$325 1305 Bencini ................$325 612 A Chandler ...........$335 1502-A Leonard ..........$250 916-B Amos .................$198 201 Kelly.......................$350 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-B Stratford ...........$375 824-H Old Winston Rd ......................................$550 706-C Railroad ............$345 2618 Woodruff.............$460 231 Crestwood............$425 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 1705-D E. Lexington ................................$375 705-B Chestnut...........$390 1110 Bridges.................$440 215-G Dorothy........ $360

1 BEDROOM 211 E. Kendall ......... $345 620-17A N. Hamilton ................................ $310 1202 Cloverdale ..... $225 618-12A N. Hamilton ............................... $298 1003 #2 N. Main ..... $298 Apt. #6 .........................$379 620-20B 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

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 Brick Huge Rooms, Applis, 3432 Imperial Dr. $800. 847-0960 after 5pm 3BR/2BA, Fenced in yard. Carpeted. Nice $950mo, 454-1478 3BR/2BA Goldfish Pond in Garden, Cent H/A. $895 472-0224

131 W Parris............ 300-795sf

503 Old Tville......... 30493sf

● Church, Gatewood, Lindsay St & Quaker Lane Area. $500 month, 1 hour.

300 300 300 325 250 300 300

724 English........... 1200sf

422 N Hamilton ........ 7237sf

We extend a very special THANK YOU to all the staff at High Point Regional Hospital, the staff who spoke a kind word or relentlessly made his stay pleasant while a resident at Triad Care, and the Home health CNAs, and Hoover’s Funeral Home who did a marvelous job.

211 Friendly 2br 1236 Doris 2br 913B Redding 2br 414 Smith 2br 314-B Ennis 2br 118 Dorothy 2br 1115 Richland 2b

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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

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110 Scott........................ 280sf 409 E. Fairfield .............1040sf 615-B N. Hamilton ......... 658sf 124 Church...................1595sf 1321 W. Fairfield ............ 660sf 1001 Phillips .............. 1-2000sf 1321 W Fairfield ............1356sf

1200 Corporation ..............3000sf

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232 Swathmore ........ 47225sf

The family of the late John Lovette Jr. deeply appreciates your kind expression of sympathy in their great loss. Our family deeply appreciates all those who sent flowers or a sympathy card, donated personal services, called with the kindest words and thought of us those days your thoughts and efforts were greatly appreciated.



APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR RENT. (336)884-1603 for info.

Cloisters/Foxfire Apt.Community. $500 Free Rent. Huge Floor Plans. Open Sunday, 1p-4p 336-885-5556

1200 Wynnewood .........$1400 Call About Rent Specials Fowler & Fowler

320G Richardson ....... $335

600 N. Main 882-8165

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

Apartments Furnished

1921 Ray Alexander...... $950 3503 Morris Farm Rd . $1150


Office 615 W English 4300 sf. Industrial 641 McWay Dr, 2500 sf. Fowler & Fowler 883-1333


5056 Bartholomew’s... $950

3 Bedrooms 704 E. Kearns St ............ $450 201 Murray St ................. $450 805 Nance Ave .............. $450 500 Woodrow Ave ......... $500 302 Ridgecrest .............. $575 1033 Foust St. ................ $575 352 Wingo St ................. $600 516 Three Oaks Dr ......... $750

406 Summitt................$750 523 Guilford.................$450 1705 Worth............. $598 920 Grace ...............$375 604 Parkwood........ $450 1805 Whitehall ........ $450

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1 Bedroom 1126-B Campbell S ......... $225 500 Henley St................. $300 313Allred Place................$315 120 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............ $400 309 Windley St. .............. $425 205 Nighthawk Pl ........... $895

2BR Central Air, carpet, blinds, appls., No pets. 883-4611 LM

Medi cal Off/ Retail/ Showroom/Manufac. 1200-5000 sqft. $450/mo. 431-7716

Cleaning Company Now Hiring for Part Ti me Eveni ng hours plus weekends in the Deep River Area. Crim inal Bac kground required. Call 336499-9417 leave message.

Homes Unfurnished

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Wanted Former IRS Agent to Help with Taxes. Please call 336-882-3616




Condos/ Townhouses

Condo for Rent Westbrook Ct. $600. mo. + dep. 689-6772



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

3BR/3BA, Archdale, Work Shop. FP, Deck, Gazebo w/spa. Fnce. $1295. 472-0224 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 .................... $495 920 Forest ..................... $450 1215 & 19 Furlough ......... $375 1005 Park ....................... $350 2 BEDROOMS 2847 Mossy Mdow ........ $900 1100 Westbrook.............. $750 902-1A Belmont ............. $600 208 Liberty ..................... $550 3702 Archdale................ $495 8798 US 311 #2............... $495 1806 Welborn ................. $495 906 Beaumont ............... $475 3612 Eastward ............... $465 320 Player...................... $425 215-B W. Colonial........... $400 600 WIllowbar ................ $400 283 Dorthy ..................... $400 4846 Pike ....................... $400 1035 B Pegram .............. $395 304-A Kersey................. $395 5496 Uwharrie ............... $395 913 Howard.................... $375 502 Lake ........................ $375 1418 Johnson ................. $375 1429 E Commerce ......... $375 802 Barbee .................... $350 503 Hill St ....................... $350 606 Wesley.................... $325 415 A Whiteoak.............. $325 286 Dorthoy................... $300 1311 Bradshaw ...............$300 5496 Uwharrie 1............. $295 1607-A Lincoln................ $275 1 BEDROOMS 311 E. Kendall ................. $350 313 B Kersey .................. $340 205 A&B Taylor .............. $285 1007 A Park .................... $250 911-A Park ...................... $250 Storage Bldgs. Avail. COMMERCIAL SPACE 11246NMain 1200s.......... $850

KINLEY REALTY 336-434-4146


Homes Unfurnished

4 BEDROOMS 112 White Oak.........$1195 3700 Innwood ........$1195 622 Dogwood ........ $895 3 BEDROOMS 1108 English............ $895 1312 Granada ......... $895 509 Langdale ..........$750 301 Aldridge ............$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 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 2209-A Gable Way .. $500 127 Pinecrest.......... $495 2219 N. Centennial.. $495

1019 Montlieu ..........$475 1606 Larkin............. $450 502 Everett ............ $450 328 Walker............. $425 322 Walker............. $425 2 BEDROOM



AFFORDABLE rooms for rent. Call 491-2997

Furnished Rooms, Women Only. W/D, Cable, Near Hospital area. 336-987-1798 Rooms, $100- up. No Alcohol or Drugs. Incld Util.. 887-2033 Walking dist.HPU rooming hse. Util.,cent. H/A, priv. $90-up. 989-3025.



Furnished 1BR/1BA Cabin. On High Rock Lake. $450 mo. Call Doug 336-340-6560 N. Myrtle Beach, Shore Dr area. 2 BR, 2 BA. Ocean view condo. Weeks ava. 336-476-8662

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 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 ............... $400 324 Walker............. $400 713-B Chandler ...... $399 2903-A Esco .......... $395 305 Allred............... $395 1043-B Pegram ...... $395 908 E. Kearns ........ $395 1704 Whitehall ........ $385 601-B Everett ..........$375 2306-A Little ...........$375 501 Richardson .......$375 1206 Adams ........... $350 1227 Redding ......... $350 305 Barker ............. $350 406 Kennedy.......... $350 311-B Chestnut....... $350 1516-B Oneka......... $350 309-B Griffin........... $335 3006 Oakcrest ....... $325 4703 Alford ............ $325 313-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 ........ $450 1107-B Robin Hood........ $425 1107-C Robin Hood . $425

620-A Scientific .......$375 508 Jeanette...........$375 1119-A English......... $350 910 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 518 Elwood. 2BR/1BA, Newly Renovated. $450 + deposit. Call 336-869-2963 HASTY/LEDFORD SCHOOLS very nice spacious 3BR brick house, hdw flrs, central a/c, DW, refridge, stove, W/D included, carport, fplace, 906 Hasty School Rd. $795. 475-0858 HP , 3BR/1B A, Brick Ranch. $575, New Flooring, Cent Air, Gas Heat, Sec 8 ok. Call 210-4998


AUCTION- WILSON COUNTY FARMLAND, Saturday, March 13, 12Noon. 43+/- Acres offered in 3 tracts, one with farmhouse. United Country/Stone Auction & Realty. NCAL 561. Call for appoin tment, 2 52-2352200, or Real Estate Auction Sun Mar 21 @ 4:pm 2081 Rougemont Lane in Cantebury Estates off Hwy 66S. Ready to move-in or rent out! Preview: Mar 14 & 21 2:00 - 4:pm see at 3,007,251 views in 2009! Why call anyone else? #5098JCPegg996-4414 RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTIONWednesday, March 10 at 10 a.m. 201 S. Central Ave., Locust, NC. 3 Tractor Trailers of Catering Equipment & 2 of Restaurant Equipment. 7 0 4 - 8 8 8 - 1 6 4 7 . NCAF5479.


Floral Garden 4 plots, Lot # 484 Section T, $5000.00 Call if interested 919-300-1284



Condos/ Townhouses

802 English Ct, 2BR/2BA, Applis & Win dow Trea tments. 1st Floor, End Unit. $65,000. 431-4242


Investment Property


310 Ardale .............. $545 $100 Deposit 5363 Darr................$275 1827-B Johnson ............. $600 512 North ....................... $575 706 Kennedy.......... $350 2604 Triangle Lake ........ $350 Scientific................. $395 Woodside Apts.............. $450 1310 C Eaton Pl .............. $450 1011 Grant ...................... $400 616 E Lexington.............. $475 1724C N Hamilton .......... $625 3 BEDROOMS 3628 Hickswood ............ $995 8015 Clinard Farm .......... $895 2603 Ty Cir..................... $600 511 Blain Ct..................... $575 3010C Sherrill ................. $525 308 A W. Ward .............. $500 1013 Adams............. $415


Services Misc.

Psychic Reader & Advisor. Can solve all affairs of life. Such as Love, Courtship, Marriage, Business, Court Cases, & Lucky Numbers. Urgent help call today 434-3879

Vacation/ Resort

New mountain house 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with porch, 2-car garage, and full basement on 2 acres $145 ,000., 3 36-4494852


Business Opportunities

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.




AK C Boston Terrier Puppies. $300 each. Call 336-899-4973 or 336-474-6402 Bichon Poo, Maltese, Schanuzer, Shih Tzu 498-7721

Pets - Free

White German Shepherd AKC registered, needs loving home, 9 yrs old. Call 476-8733 or 259-0711

Care Sick Elderly

IN HOME CARE Dependable 12 yrs exp. Exc. References 434-5396

of: Western Star Productions. Sat., March 13th. 10:00am Greensboro, NC 7700 Boeing Dr. (13) Road Tractors, Exotic Vehicles, Trailers, Mobile Stage Tlr., Restaurant Equipment, Sound/Audio Equipment, (3000) Seating Pullout Bleachers, Motor Homes And much more... Inspection: Fri., March 12th. 12:00noon til 4:00pm Terms: Cash, Certified Check, Company check accepted w/current bank letter of credit. Ten percent buyers premium applies. MENDENHALL AUCTION, INC PO BOX 7505 HIGH POINT, NC NCAL#211 889-5700 www.Mendenhall Real Estate Auction Sun Mar 21 @ 4:pm 2081 Rougemont Lane in Cantebury Estates off Hwy 66S. Ready to move-in or rent out! Preview: Mar 14 & 21 2:00 - 4:pm see at 3,007,251 views in 2009! Why call anyone else? #5098JCPegg996-4414

Child Care


I keep children ages 1-4 yrs. of age, Mon.Fri. til 6pm. Call 8875265 for more info.

Computer Repair

SCOOTERS Computers. We fix any problem. Low prices. 476-2042



Wednesday, March 24 • 2:00 PM 2,336± sq. ft. brick building on 0.65± ac. most recently operated as Nancy’s Restaurant is suitable for other uses. Corner property with 190± ft. frontage on Wendover Ave. located directly across from GTCC. Traffic count: 24,000 vehicles/day. Zoned: LI. Convenient to Rt. 220 & 29 (2 mi.), future I-840 (1.6 mi.) and I-40/I-85 (3.3 mi.). Address: 109 Bonita Dr., Greensboro, NC 27405. Sale held on-site.


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540-342-3560 800-551-3588

Thursday, March 11 and Thursday, March 18 from Noon until 2:00 PM


Musical Instruments

Casio Electronic Keyboard W/stand. new. Unopened Box. $75.00 Call 336-8698027

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BUYING ANTIQUES Collectibles, Coins, 239-7487 / 472-6910 BUYING ANTIQUES. Old Furn, Glass, Old Toys & Old Stuff. 1pc or all. Buy estates big/small. W/S 817-1247/ 788-2428


Yard/Garage Sale

TAKE TWO Children’s Consignment Sale. Thurs March 11, 7PM-9PM. Fri March 12th 9AM8PM. Sat. March 1 3 t h , 1⁄ 2 p r i c e s a l e 8AM-Noon. We will be selling Gently used Spring & Summer Children’s clothing, swimwear, shoes, bedding, toys & maternity clothing. Archdale UMC, 11543 N. Main St., Archdale. It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds

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Household Goods

18 cu. ft Refrigerator, with ice maker, white, good condition, $100. Call 861-8534 leave message

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

30 inch drop in Range, and hood, self cleaning, white, exc. condition, $200. 8618534 lv. msg.

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

Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporations in Kernersville, NC, is seeking a supply management resource to work on an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) implementation project, then ongoing as an EDI Coordinator. This person will be the primary contact for internal and external customers on EDI-related issues for the purchase requisition to payment process for direct and indirect material. Candidates must have a 4year degree and proficiency with MS Office. Previous experience in supply management and/or as an EDI Coordinator is strongly preferred. If you have the skills for this position, INDICATIE THE JOB CODE “EDI“ on the mailing envelope and MAIL your resume’ to: Deere-Hitachi, Attention: Job Code EDI, P.O. Box 1187, Kernersville, NC 27285-1187. Please include salary requirements.

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Mobile Home for rent Archdale and Thomasville area. Weekly or monthly. Call 883-8650 Mobile Homes & Lots Auman Mobile Home Pk 3910 N. Main 883-3910

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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 c redit ac cepted. Payments $89/month. 1-866-668-8681.

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Mobile Homes/Spaces

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

NEW Norwood SAWMILLS- LumberMatePro handles logs 34“ diameter, mills boards 28“ wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%! 300N. 1-800-6617746, ext. 300N

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Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corporation in Kernersville, NC, is seeking an experienced Buyer. Candidates must have a 4-year degree, proficiency with MS Office, and a minimum 4 years of relevant experience. This position is responsible for strategic sourcing of direct materials. If you have the skills for the position, INDICATE THE JOB CODE “SBL“ on the mailing envelope and MAIL your resume’ to: Deere Hitachi, Attention: Job Code SBL, P.O. Box 1187, Kernersville, NC 27285-1187. Please include salary requirements.

Greensboro Restaurant/Commercial Building

3BR/2BA, Stove Refrig, W/D, DW, A/C. Lg Family Room Addition. Sophia. Call 434-1008


Leonard Camper Shell, Metallic Pewter color, for short bed truck, like new, sold for $1299. asking $750. Call 561-6108

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


Supply Management Professional

Craven-Johnson Pollock 615 N. Hamilton St. 884-4555 WHEATMORE Schl District. 3BR, 2BA brick, deck, carport, heat pump. Refs. $750/mo. 861-1226

Offering Class A, beautifully decorated space. The best in High Point for this price. Special lease includes water & sewer. 1,000 sq. ft. ground floor, plenty of parking. 622 N. Hamilton St. Only $545/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111

DISH NETWORK $19.99/month (for 12 months) Over 120 Channels. FREE Standard Professional Installation - Up to 6 R ooms. Pl us $400+ New Customer Bonus! 1-888-679-4649.

Storage Houses

For Sale $100.00 Dinnett Set Glass Table 45“ w/ 4 chairs Call 336-289-5740

4 BEDROOMS 5505 Haworth Ct ......... $2000


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2915 Central Av ......... $525 650 Wesley ................ $415



DISH NETWORK $19.99/Mo. Free Activation, Free HBO & Free Showtime. Ask abo ut our no-credit promo. 48hr Free Install - Call Now 888929-2580.


Free Tan Male Puppy 3 1/2 months old. Has b een wormed. Very Playful. Call 336-4723792 for more info



AUCTION- Construction Equipment & Trucks, March 12, 9 a.m., Richmond, VA. 60 0+ Lots, Excavators, Dozers, Dumps & More. Accepting Items Daily. Motley’s Auction & Realty Group, 804-2323300,, VAAL#16.


PO BOX 7344 HIGH POINT, NC NCAL#211 336-887-1165





PET ADOPTION FAIR Sunday, 3/7, 2-4pm 820 Gallimore Dairy Rd. 336-393-0670


USED APPLIANCES Sales & Services $50 Service Call 336-870-4380

Tues., March 9th. 3:00PM High Point, NC 6729 Auction Rd (@Mendenhall Auction Gallery) Liquidation of : Mayberry Restaurant of Winston Salem, King Tut of Charlotte and numerous other Bank repossessed units.

For Sale, MH. C o m p l e t e l y remodeled. 2BR/1BA. Set up. Call 434-2365



Countertop Stove, Hood w/Fan & light. Wall Oven, Kitchen Sink. All Good Cond. $200/all. 688-9755


Manufactured Houses


607 Hedrick .............. $350 209 Motsinger........... $350 2415A Francis......... $500


8 unit , 2 bed, 1 bath a p a r t m e n t investment. 206 K e n i l w o r t h . $270,000. David Wilson CJP Realtors 847-3690


2620 1-B Ingleside ......... $655

Painting Papering


100’s of Pcs.

1509 C Waverly .............. $250 423 Royal Oak................ $500 311 Avery ........................ $350 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


Furnished Log Home on private lot $99.00 Deposit Call Chris 336-2322093

Commercial Property

Trinity Schools, 4BR/ 1BA, Cent. H/A, Stove & Refrig. Ref’s. Archdale. 431-2859

Lawn Care

Foreclosures! Owners only require $99.00 Deposit, they are move in ready Call Crystal 336-301-1448

2 Grave Plots, Lakeview Cemetery. N 29 Greensboro. Call 336-991-3787

30,000 sq ft warehouse, loading docks, plenty of parking. Call dy or night 336-625-6076

RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL NEEDS Call CJP 884-4555 1 BEDROOM Chestnut Apts ................ $295 206-B Moon Pl .............. $250

INVESTMENT HOME (New Listing) Very good investment home for the price. Good condition for an older home. 3BR. 6 rooms, large front porch, enclosed rear porch, storage garage. Convenient, close to town location. 908 Carter St. Very reasonably priced at $21,000. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111.

Cemetery Plots/Crypts

2br, E. Kearns $490., 5 lg. rms & Utility Rm. Complete remodel, Sec 8 ok 882-2030

T-ville 627 Knollwood Dr., 2br house w/ heat pump-CA, stove, W/D connect., 1ba, hardwood flrs, no pets, $475. mo, $475. S/D. 472-4710

208 E. Peachtree Dr., HP-Interior compl. remod. Spac. 4BR/2 full BA. Call for appt! 847-0560 $125,000

1.3 ac. 2400 sf. house $89,900. David. Cty. brokr-ownr 4752600



C & C Lawn Care. Mow, trim, aerate, fert., etc. Res & comm. 434-6924

Motivated Seller 3BR, 2BA seller requires $99.00 deposit Call Ted 336302-9979

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1800 Sq. Ft. Davidson County, Conrad Realtors 336-885-4111

Nice & clean hrdwood flrs, heat/air, 442-7211


A Better Room 4U in town - HP within walking distance of stores, buses. 886-3210.


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Autos for Sale

GUARANTEED FINANCING 97 Dodge Avenger $800 dn 02 Saturn L200 $900 dn 98 Dodge Ram $900 dn 04 Chevrolet Malibu $1000 dn Plus Many More!

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All Terain Vehicles

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


Autos for Sale

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

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1990 Honda Accord, 5 speed. Good Tires. PW, PS. $1,495. Call 336-475-2613


96 Saturn SC2, 2dr, auto,a/c, clean dependable car, $2200. 689-2165

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GREENSBORO – For much of the last four years, Bishop McGuinness coach Brian Robinson calmly walked the sidelines watching his well-oiled machine win four state championships. This season’s young group requires a bit more of a hands-on approach – Robinson even needs to use timeouts every once in a while. And every time he called one during Saturday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association Western Regional title game at UNC Greensboro’s Fleming Gymnasium, his Villains responded. “More just a pit stop to calm them down, make sure we’re keeping our composure,” said Robinson after a 68-48 win over Mitchell that sent Bishop into Saturday’s 1A champi-

all-region team, and the Villains’ defense also deserved some recogInside... nition. Lakin Norris, Mitchell’s senior Results from Saturday’s NCHSAA guard, capped a 2,234-point career regional title games. 6D by scoring 10 points on 3-for-14 shooting. Buckland’s defensive onship tilt against Williamston in play went a long way toward exChapel Hill at noon. Williamston plaining that, but Bishop as a posted a 62-55 win over South team forced 18 turnovers and held Robeson for the Eastern crown, the Mountaineers (24-5) to 35.6in Chapel Hill at noon. “Just play percent shooting for the game. Offensively, the Villains (22-7) the game. I think they have enough confidence in themselves. They rarely were stopped. A 13-0 run just got excited and caught up in in the first quarter gave Bishop a 19-12 lead heading to the second. the moment a little bit.” Regional MVP Megan Buck- Mitchell closed to 19-all before land finished with 28 points, 11 Robinson’s first timeout, and an rebounds, four assists and two 11-0 Villains run ensued after one steals to lead the Villains, with 3-pointer from Goldsmith and two teammate Sammi Goldsmith add- from Buckland. The halftime maring 19 points, five boards, five as- gin stood at 34-22. Mitchell closed within seven sists and three steals. Goldsmith and Erin Fitzgerald points midway through the sec(nine points) earned spots on the ond half before another Robinson


timeout was followed by a 3 from Marie Petrangeli. The Villains shot 5-for-5 from long range in the quarter – including one from Goldsmith after a third timeout – and led 51-39 entering the fourth. For the game, the Villains were 10-for-17 from the arc and 16-for-20 at the foul line. “Shooting is one of the biggest things for our team,” Goldsmith said. “We just had it on today.” Because of that, the Villains get to play one more day for a fifth straight season. “We are all extremely excited, carrying on a legacy the seniors left for us last year,” said Fitzgerald, one of two seniors on a roster with eight freshmen and sophomores. “We’re excited, working hard, hoping for a win.” Timeouts optional. | 888-3526


LEXINGTON – As Frank Sinatra sang in the first few words of his hit song “New York, New York,” the Davidson County Community College Storm began to ‘start spreading the news’ Saturday afternoon, that a trip to New York is on the way. Pushed to the limit by the visiting Montgomery College-Germantown Gryphons, the Storm found just enough in the end to scratch out a 85-83 victory in the NJCAA District 7 Division III Championship game at Brinkley Gym. Sophomore Phillip Williams scored 24 points, netting 18 in the second half to spark DCCC into a berth in the National Championship Tournament to be held next week in Delhi, N.Y. “No words can explain this – it’s just unbelievable,” Williams said. “I knew somehow I needed to find a way to get us to New York.” Head coach Matt Ridge was visibly exhausted after one of the toughest games his team has played all season. “I feel like I have been through a 12-round fight and got knocked down 15 times,” said Ridge. “I love these guys to death and they have refused to lose this year. We made plays down the stretch and Phillip just willed us to victory.” DCCC trailed 74-71 with 3:30 left. With the help of Williams and key baskets by his teammates, the Storm found a way just as they have all season long. A 10-0 run put the home team in prime position


Davidson County Community Colleges’s Roderick Geter is intentionally fouled by Montgomery College-Germantown’s Myles Petretti during Saturday’s game in Lexington. The Storm held on for an 85-83 victory. with a seven-point lead as the clock wound down to two minutes. In two possessions, that was dwindled down to a single bucket on a scoop shot by the Gryphons’ Stephen Griffin and trey from the wing by Justin Bess. After a step-back jumper by Donald Williams forced a tie at 81, the finish was setting up to be a good one. Phillip Williams willed his way to a foul in the lane and made both free throws, then a miss at the other end was taken by the Storm and Justin Glover (24 points) connected on two at the charity stripe. Bess rebounded a miss for

two at the other end to make it 84-83. Glover made the first of two three throws and then missed the second with 0.2 seconds left to clinch the outcome. DCCC led by as many as 14 early in the first half. “We are going to enjoy the heck out of this one until probably midnight, then we are going back to work and looking forward to leaving Tuesday,” concluded Ridge. Rico Geter and Eric Potts finished in double figures for the Storm with 16 and 10 points, respectively. Donald Williams scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Gryphons.


Davidson County Community College coach Matt Ridge signals his team during Saturday’s NJCAA District 7 Division III Championship game at Brinkley Gym in Lexington.




f the NBA playoffs started tomorrow, the Charlotte Bobcats would be one game out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The No. 8 seed would face top-seeded Cleveland in the first round. I generally cringe when folks say the words, “If the playoffs started tomorrow,” because they’re almost always followed by somebody else pointing out the NBA playoffs don’t start tomorrow. Well, to be consistent, the NBA playoffs don’t start tomorrow. Barring a total collapse by the Bobcats, they will be in the postseason for the first time in team history when the playoffs do start.

Charlotte may be a distant fourth in the rugged Southeast Division, but the Bobcats stand seven games clear of their nearest pursuer for ninth. All Charlotte has to do is overtake one team (i.e. Miami, Milwaukee, Chicago or Toronto) in the jumbled race for positions 5-8. There’s plenty of basketball to play before we punch those playoff tickets, but the teams chasing the Bobcats – the Pistons, Knicks, Wizards and Pacers – hardly strike fear into anyone. Larry Brown is poised to take his, what, 40th different college or pro team into the postseason? And what a nice way for new owner

Michael Jordan to make his playoff debut – against LeBron James and the Cavs. It’s even more interesting when you consider James announced a few days ago he was changing his uniform number from 23 to 6 starting next year out of respect for Jordan. I’m not sure the NBA could script this any better. Of course, I’m not suggesting the league would ever do anything to create a fascinating playoff matchup. These guys aren’t Olympic figure skating judges, after all.








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Junior hopes Atlanta pole start of something good HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is doing his best to forget 2009. Not a bad way to start. Junior will be on the pole for the first time in nearly two years today for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, giving the popular, second-generation driver another reason to believe that he’s left behind the most dismal season of his career. “It’s definitely a step in the right direction,” he said. Then again, Earnhardt has more in mind than just starting races out front. He wants to be there at the end, too. “We are starving for a good finish,” said Earnhardt, who’s gone 60 races since his last Cup win on June 15, 2008, at Michigan. “That is really all we can think about.” Earnhardt’s confidence was devastated during a winless 2009. His crew chief was fired midway through the season in hopes of turning things around, but nothing worked. Junior cracked the top five only twice

and led a mere 146 laps in 36 races. It wasn’t like he was with a mediocre team, either. Earnhardt’s three Hendrick Motorsports teammates – Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon – went 1-23 in the season standings. Junior didn’t even make the Chase for the Championship and wound up 25th overall. “We just got beat down last year,” Earnhardt said. During the offseason, car owner Rick Hendrick called on his considerable resources to turn things around with for No. 88 team. Martin’s crew chief, Alan Gustafson, was persuaded to let go of two crew members, including his lead race engineer. He also was steered toward a partnership with Earnhardt crew chief Lance McGrew, the sort of relationship that has made Johnson and Gordon such a dynamic pairing. “We’ve seen race teams completely change their identity in offseasons before,” Earnhardt said. “I hope that’s what we’ve been able to do.”

Earnhardt’s redemption season got off to a promising start: a hardcharging second-place finish at Daytona, where he’s had some of his greatest successes and was dealt his most devastating loss — the 2001 death of his father in a last-turn crash. Earnhardt knew a strong run at NASCAR’s most famous track wasn’t necessarily an indication that he’d be a contender anywhere else, though. It’s about doing it week after week. “We’re not the total package,” Earnhardt conceded. “We haven’t cured everything, obviously.” He was doomed by a broken axle at California, finishing 12 laps behind. He qualified fourth at Las Vegas last week and was in contention for a top-10 finish, though he dropped to 16th. Now, he’s on the pole for the Kobalt Tools 500 – the first time he’ll lead the field into a race since April 2008 at Texas. Earnhardt’s blistering AP lap of 192.761 mph was the fastest pole speed since Dale Earnhardt Jr. adjusts his earplugs while getting ready for practice Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Earnhardt starts from the pole for the first time since 2008. 2007.

Kyle Busch ticked off after practice scrape

Harvick trucks to victory at Atlanta HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) – Kevin Harvick got tired of watching Kyle Busch win so many truck races. He’s done something about it. Now the man to beat when he shows up for a NASCAR truck race, Harvick pulled away from Busch for a dominating victory Saturday in the EZ-GO 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick’s crew made only one slight adjustment on his Chevrolet truck, taking out three10ths of a pound of air in the right rear tire on the first pit stop. It was clear right from the start he had a machine to beat as long as he stayed out of trouble. “We just had a really fast truck,” Harvick said. He’s now won three straight starts in the Camping World Truck Series, and five of his last nine. During that stretch of dominance dating back to 2008, he’s finished no lower than fifth. “A lot of the reason we race trucks is just to make sure Kyle doesn’t win all

the races,” Harvick said. “Sometimes, you’ve got to protect your turf. It’s important to us and Chevrolet to score as many bonus points as we can. That’s the honest truth. The reason we started running more trucks races was just to protect from him winning seven or eight races a year. It’s gone well so far.” Harvick, winning for the seventh time in his truck career, led 100 of 130 laps and pulled away to a 1.308-second victory over Busch’s Toyota. The runner-up was denied his 17th career truck win after reaching Victory Lane a series-leading seven times in 2009. “We were not quite as fast as we’d like to have been,” said Busch, who got into a first-lap scrape that did much more damage to pole winner and defending series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. “But we had a decent effort.” Hornaday, a four-time series champ, sustained damage that led to a blown tire, which sent him slamming into the



Kevin Harvick celebates in victory lane after winning Saturday’s truck race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. wall between turns three and four after just 22 laps and caused severe damage to the rear deck of his truck. He was done for the day, finishing 34th out of 36 trucks. Driving for Harvick’s team, Hornaday is off to a tough start this season, following up a 27th-place finish in the opening race at Daytona. He’s 28th in the standings, leaving him a big hurdle to overcome in the quest for a fifth title. “Those guys are in a hole, but we’ll keep giving them good trucks,” Harvick said. “That’s just

part of it. You have good days, you have bad days. They’ve had two bad days this season, but they’ve had a lot of good days, too. They’re just in a little bit of a slump right now.” Sixty-year-old Geoff Bodine made his first start in the truck series since 2004, giving props to the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic bobsled program. But his Bo-Dyn Bobsled Dodge wasn’t nearly as successful as those sleds he helped design for the Vancouver Games. Bodine went out after 106 laps with a gear problem.

HAMPTON, Ga. – Kyle Busch walked away from a banged-up car shaking his head, clearly miffed about a scrape in the final practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch, who’ll start on the outside of the front row in the Kobalt Tools 500, tangled with Boris Said coming onto the back straightaway and was forced to park his Toyota after getting in 37 practice laps. While the damage around the right rear tire was mainly cosmetic, that didn’t improve Busch’s mood. “You’ve got guys who don’t belong out there,” he said. “He’s off the pace at every track we’ve been to. But he keeps getting in on owner points.” Said drives for Latitude 43 Motorsports, a new venture started by a Vermont businessman who bought the No. 26 team from Roush Fenway Racing, inheriting its points from a year ago. Since that team finished 22nd in the Cup standings, Said is guar-

anteed entry into the first five races of 2010. “I’m out there minding my own business, running my car at the bottom of the track,” Busch said. “He’s at the top, then all of a sudden he wants to run in the middle on the straightaway. Usually if you’re running at the top, you stay up there.”

GOLDEN GEOFF Geoff Bodine is still basking in the golden glow of the Olympic bobsled that bears his name. An older Bo-Dyn sled was on display in the media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway, commemorating the triumph of a program that made it to the top of the medal stand with the help of Bodine’s finances and expertise. The U.S. four-man team, driving a sled known as the “Night Train,” won the first U.S. gold in the event since 1948. “I’m in awe of what happened,” said Bodine, a longtime NASCAR driver who was on hand in Vancouver to cheer the American sled driven by Steve Holcomb. “I’m just in awe of the experience. It was so cool to hang out with people from all over the world.

Rookie gets best of Brown ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT

HAMPTON, Ga. – Corey LaJoie drove like a veteran in his first career NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour start. Using lapped traffic to get by Tim Brown, the 18-year-old third-generation driver then held off a furious challenge from Brown over the closing laps to capture the Atlanta 150 Friday. The race was the first for the Tour held on the track’s flat, quarter-mile front stretch oval. The setup is similar to Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., where Brown is an eighttime champion in the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified division. But under the lights at Atlanta, it was LaJoie

who came out on top. He battled back from an early mistake that put him in the back of the field. While battling for the fifth-place position on the backstretch of the tight oval, LaJoie wound up driving into the infield. He was able to keep his momentum, cutting through the grass, and re-enter the track in Turn 4. But the miscue put him near the back of the running order. He slowly picked his way back through, moving past Fleming for the No. 2 spot with 30 to go. LaJoie used lapped traffic to take the lead from Brown on Lap 131. Brown took the top spot back with eight to go with a move inside going into Turn 2, but LaJoie again took advantage of lapped traffic a lap later to re-

claim the lead. Over the final five laps, Brown was all over LaJoie’s bumper but was unable to rattle the rookie. LaJoie’s father, Randy, was a former NASCAR Nationwide Series champion who got his start running Modifieds in the Northeast. It was a popular win for LaJoie, who was congratulated by Kevin Harvick, Todd Bodine, and Joey Logano among others in Victory Lane. Frank Fleming finished third, followed by David Brigati and Brandon Hire. James Civali, Jason Myers, Zach Brewer, John Smith and Buddy Emory rounded out the top 10. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will next race Sunday, March 14 at Caraway Speedway.

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igh Point University men’s basThe change also included ketball moved up the Big South doing everything posstandings under first-year coach sible not to lose at home. Scott Cherry. The Panthers certainly Although pleased with the positive did that, at times looking steps the program made in finishing like the best team in the fifth in the Big South at 10-8 and 15-15 league as they went 12-1, overall after tying for ninth in the beating everyone except league at 4-14 and winning only nine VMI. SPORTS games in a horrible year that cost Bart “We did not want Lundy his job, Cherry still wishes the anyone to come into our Greer Panthers could have taken three more building and feel like Smith steps that would have given them a they could walk away ■■■ Big South Tournament championship with a win,” Cherry said. rather than a loss in the first round on “And we wanted to establish how hard Tuesday night at UNC Asheville. we were going to play each and every “I was pleased with the season,” possession. That started in practice, Cherry said by telephone on Friday in meetings and in the classroom. The while in Florida checking on one of his overall philosophy of our program is we recruits for 2010-11. “I’m happy with are going to work as hard as we can in 15-15, but we’re about being great and each and every thing that we do. A lot winning championships and getting to of pieces were put in place for that.” the NCAA Tournament, and that’s what Cherry listed some of the biggest we’re going to do.” highlights as the home wins over reguHPU collapsed in its final year under lar-season champ Coastal Carolina, preLundy, who had just one other losing season favorite Radford and perennial season (13-18 in 2004-05). power Winthrop. The success created “We had to change the culture and enough of a buzz that fans often filled mindset from the year before when the Millis Center. basketball wasn’t the most important “Those were the ones that made me thing,” Cherry said. “That changed feel that we had a good enough team dramatically. The kids coming back are to get to the semifinals or finals (in the already aware of what they have to do league tournament),” Cherry said. “We to take the next step so we can play for just couldn’t get over the hump on the the conference championship.” road.” The change in culture including The hump on the road was more like instilling a mindset at going all out a mountain. As good as the Panthers – including the classroom, Cherry said. were at home, they never gained trac-

Bobcats spoil Curry’s return to Charlotte CHARLOTTE (AP) – D.J. Augustin scored 19 points off the bench, Gerald Wallace added 18 before getting ejected, and the Charlotte Bobcats pulled away late to beat the Golden State Warriors 101-90 on Saturday night and spoil Stephen Curry’s return home. With much fanfare, the Charlotte native and former Davidson star played his first game as a pro here in front of sell-

out crowd that gave him a standing ovation and cheered most of his made baskets. Curry scored 25 points, but shot just 8 of 23 and the depleted Warriors faded in the fourth quarter in their fourth straight loss. Wallace scored all of his points in the second half and added 10 rebounds, but was tossed after elbowing Anthony Tolliver in the face in a tussle with 59 seconds left.

Appalachian State knocks off The Citadel CHARLOTTE (AP) – Donald Sims scored 30 points to lead Appalachian State to a 71-61 victory over The Citadel in Southern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday night. Sims, the league’s leading scorer at 20.4 points per game, scored 21 of his 30 in the second half after the Mountaineers led 27-24 at halftime. Appalachian State led by as many as 16 in the second half. Appalachian State (21-11) reached today’s semifinals against the winner of the Chattanooga-College of Charleston game. It was the fifth straight win and ninth in 10 games for the Mountaineers, who avenged a 62-58 regular-season loss to The Citadel. The Mountaineers got 15 points from Kellen Brand and 11 from Isaac Butts. Josh Hunter had 10 rebounds as Appalachian State piled up a 42-25 rebound advantage. Zach Urbanus scored 15 points to lead The Citadel (16-16), and Cameron Wells and Austin Dahn scored 11 each.

tion away from what became raucous crowds in their building. They went 3-14 in hostile gyms, the woes demonstrated by the season-ending loss at Asheville in which they started slowly, trailed by 16 at the half and couldn’t get closer than eight down the stretch. The inability to win on the road cost HPU a shot at beating Asheville for the No. 4 seed to earn a first-round game at home. “I thought we had a great year. I want to get that out,” Cherry said. “I feel like we were close to taking a step at winning 19-20 games and getting to the semis. I knew we needed to be at home in the first round just because of the way we played on the road.” HPU’s victories on the road came against non-conference foe North Carolina Central and Big South adversaries Presbyterian and Gardner-Webb, the two worst teams in the league. Cherry attributed some of the road woes to mental attitude, some of which showed in slow second-half starts in some home games. “I never could hit on the right thing to get them to play with the same enthusiasm on the road like we did for the most part at home,” Cherry said. “Except for Coastal Carolina, we didn’t play bad on the road in the conference. The other games, we were leading or within a possession or two late in the second half. And then there was a 2-4 minute stretch where things didn’t go

right. ... It’s not about who is stronger than the other guy. It’s about fighting through those situations so you give yourself a chance to win. Some of it is learning how to win and some of it is developing a mentality that we don’t surrender.” And while Cherry took his lumps on the court, he also suffered a big hit off the court when forward Jourdan Morris was kicked off the team in January after he was arrested for assault on a female, leaving the program with a black eye. Morris is still in school. Cherry said he is on track to get his degree this spring. “We’re not taking it lightly because it affected a student on our campus and her family,” Cherry said. My heart goes out to here and I apologize to her and her family because I don’t want any one of my players to do that. “I don’t want my guys on our team to put themselves in a situation like that. He made a mistake but it was more severe than what other kids do. ... You never want that for your kids. He won’t be looked upon as a good person. And that’s not entirely true. He’s a good kid that got in a bad situation.” Overall, Cherry believes the program is in a good situation. “We put in place the building blocks of our program. Some of the things we wanted to establish, we certainly did.” | 888-3519

Panther baseball posts fifth straight win SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

HIGH POINT – The High Point University baseball team extended its winning streak to five games with a 15-13 win over Towson University Saturday at Williard Stadium. The Panthers posted double-digit runs scored for the fourth consecutive game. Freshman Jaime Schultz got the win for High Point, with one inning pitched in relief of starter Brian Jones. Junior Corey Swickle also pitched four innings of relief, allowing four runs on four hits with four strikeouts before giving way to Mikel Rodenberg, who picked up his second save of the season. The Panthers improve to 6-2, while Towson falls to 1-9. High Point will go for the sweep today. Freshman Jared Avidon will make his second start of the season for HPU. “Towson came to play today,” said head coach Craig Cozart. “They are a veteran, well-coached team and we were fortunate to come out on top. We were a little inconsistent on the mound but part of becoming a good team is figuring out how to

win games and we have been able to do that. Tomorrow we need a good performance on the mound as we go for the sweep.” High Point opened up a 6-0 lead after two innings with one run in the first and five more in the second. With the bases loaded in the second inning, Murray White IV singled to left field, scoring Pablo Rosario. Nate Roberts picked up two RBIs with a single up the middle and would score later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Matt Gantner. In the top of the fourth Towson posted six runs to tie the game at 66. All six runs were credited to Brian Jones, who gave up six hits, including a three-run homer to Kevin Collins. Jones allowed a single to Steve Yarsinsky after the home run before Cozart brought Schultz in to the game. Schultz walked the first batter he faced before getting Ben Winter to ground in to a fielder’s choice to end the inning. HPU answered with four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 106 lead. With one out Roberts was hit by a pitch to put a runner at first for Kyle Mahoney. Roberts was already

running when Mahoney singled to the left side, advancing Roberts to third. Gantner doubled to left field to score both Roberts and Mahoney. Gantner scored on a single by Steve Antolik and the final run of the inning was an RBI for Bartlett as he was walked with the bases loaded. Schultz struggled in the fifth, allowing three runs on three hits, all with two outs. Swickle relieved Schultz and got the final out of the inning, striking out Yarsinsky. Swickle posted hitless innings in the sixth, seventh and eighth inning. The Panthers put up three insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth. Andrew Bartlett (Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic) started the inning by reaching base on an error by the short stop. After a walk to Roberts, Mahoney singled to score Bartlett. Gantner walked and Max Fulginiti picked up an RBI with a single to left field. Antolik hit a fly ball to right field, deep enough to score Mahoney for the final run of the inning. Towson rallied in the ninth, scoring four runs off Swickle to make it a 15-13 game but Rodenberg came out of the bullpen to seal the deal.


Florida ends Hurricanes’ winning streak at seven SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – Michael Frolik and Kamil Kreps scored in a 1:11 span of the first period, Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves and the Florida Panthers beat Carolina 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Hurricanes’ winning streak at seven games.

Cory Stillman scored late in the third period, and Kreps added an empty-net goal to help Florida win its second straight game after a seven-game losing streak. Justin Peters made 26 saves while suffering his first career loss following three straight wins.

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WENTWORTH – Topseeded Guilford Technical Community College crushed fourth-seeded Vance-Granville CC 8357 in the semifinals of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday at Rockingham Community College. The Titans (28-3) advance to today’s 2 p.m. title game against the Wake Tech-Louisburg winner. Kihary Blue led GTCC with 16 points, four assists and three rebounds. Alex Moore added 14 points and 10 boards for the Titans, while Anthony Jones notched 12 points and 15 rebounds. Also Saturday, GTCC head man Phil Gaffney was honored as league coach of the year.




No. 1 Coastal Carolina 82, No. 8 VMI 73 No. 2 Radford 64, No. 7 Charleston Southern 61 (OT) No. 3 Winthrop 80, No. 6 Liberty 72 No. 4 UNC Asheville 84, No. 5 High Point 73

SEMIFINALS, AT COASTAL CAROLINA THURSDAY’S RESULTS No. 3 Winthrop 61, No. 2 Radford 46 No. 1 Coastal Carolina 92, No. 4 UNC Asheville 73


Winthrop wins Big South tourney title CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Winthrop used its smothering defense to beat top-seeded Coastal Carolina 64-53 on Saturday, winning another Big South Conference title and earning its fifth trip to the NCAA tournament in the past six years. Mantoris Robinson scored 14 points to lead the Eagles (19-13), who have gone to an opponent’s home floor two of the past three years to win the title. They’re headed for the NCAA tournament for the ninth time since 1999. After forcing a shot clock violation, Reggie Middleton’s bucket with 9:49 to go put No. 3 seed Winthrop ahead 38-37, and it outscored the Chanticleers 26-17 the rest of the way. Chad Gray had 16 points to lead Coastal Carolina (28-6).

Richmond drops Charlotte in OT CHARLOTTE (AP) – David Gonzalvez had 29 points, Kevin Anderson added 24, including the tying 3-pointer to force overtime, and Richmond closed the regular season with an 89-84 win over Charlotte on Saturday. Chris Braswell had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the 49ers (19-11, 9-7), who have dropped six of seven to end their hopes for a first-round bye in the conference tournament.


Duke’s Bridgette Mitchell (front) and Georgia Tech’s Sasha Goodlett battle for a rebound in the second half of the top-seeded Blue Devils’ 67-55 win over the fourthseeded Yellow Jackets in the ACC Women’s Tournament semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Duke’s women cruise into ACC title game THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

GREENSBORO – Jasmine Thomas and No. 9 Duke are back in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game – and have the best chance of her career to win it. The Blue Devils earned their third straight berth in the title game Saturday, pulling away late to beat Georgia Tech 67-55 in one semifinal. Thomas scored all 10 of her points in the second half, Karima Christmas had 15 points and Joy Cheek added 10 on 4-of13 shooting for the Blue Devils (26-5). The only nationally ranked team left in the field used a late 20-7 run to earn its 31st straight win against the fourthseeded Yellow Jackets and advance to the league title game for the third time in coach Joanne P. McCallie’s three seasons. “We show great consistency in getting to the final, which is outstanding because you’ve got to get there,” McCallie said. “But to me, it’s a new year. Last year and the year before, those teams did a great job, too, and didn’t close it out or whatever. But to me, it’s a new year. It’s new team, and I just can’t wait. We’re just excited to be playing. I mean, we could be practicing, but we’re playing for a championship. I think playing is a whole lot better.” In both of their previous trips, the Blue Devils held the No. 3 seed and were defeated in the title game by powerful No. 1 seeds, North Carolina in 2008 and Maryland last year. The roles have flipped: This time it’s Duke that holds the No. 1 seed and figures to be a heavy favorite against No. 6 seed N.C. State in today’s championship game. “Especially last year, we were right in the game, but we didn’t make the key stops that we needed to make or we didn’t hit the shots that we needed to hit or we didn’t control the tempo,” Thomas




No. 5 Wake Forest 66, No. 12 Miami 65 (OT) No. 9 Maryland 83, No. 8 North Carolina 77 No. 7 Boston College 62, No. 10 Virginia Tech 49 No. 6 N.C. State 59, No. 11 Clemson 54

QUARTERFINALS FRIDAY’S RESULTS No. 4 Georgia Tech 52, No. 5 Wake Forest 45 No. 1 Duke 66, No. 9 Maryland 64 No. 7 Boston College 67, No. 2 Florida State 60 No. 6 N.C. State 66, No. 3 Virginia 59

SEMIFINALS SATURDAY’S RESULTS No. 1 Duke 67, No. 4 Georgia Tech 55 No. 6 N.C. State 63, No. 7 Boston College 57

CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY’S GAME No. 1 Duke vs. No. 6 N.C. State, 1 p.m. (FSN)

said. “Coming into tomorrow, no matter who we play, that’s going to be what we have to do, is control the game and come out ready to play.” Alex Montgomery had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Georgia Tech (22-9), which hasn’t beaten Duke since 1994 and was denied its first berth in the ACC championship game since 1994. Duke, a five-time ACC champion, is in the title game for the 11th time and is chasing its first championship since winning five in a row from 2000-04.

Catamounts stop Phoenix THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elon (9-23), which upset Davidson in the opening round, got 15 points from CHARLOTTE – Richie Gordon had 16 Chris Long, 13 from Drew Spradlin and points and eight rebounds and Western 12 from T.J. Douglas. Carolina beat Elon 68-57 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Southern Con- WOFFORD 59, UNC GREENSBORO 47 ference tournament. CHARLOTTE – Noah Dahlman scored The Catamounts (22-10) took control 13 points to lead a balanced attack as with an 18-0 run midway through the Wofford beat UNC Greensboro 59-47 in first half, holding Elon scoreless for a the quarterfinals of the Southern Conspan of 8:12. That spurt turned a 15-11 ference tournament on Saturday. deficit into a 29-15 lead, and Elon never Jamar Diggs and Junior Salters addgot closer than five points the rest of the ed 12 points apiece and Brad Loesing way. scored 10 as the Terriers (24-8) won their Harouna Mutombo added 14 points, 11th straight game. They have won 17 of Mike Williams 13 and Jake Robinson 10 their past 18. for Western Carolina, which advanced Wofford will face Western Carolina in to today’s semifinals against Wofford. today’s semifinals. The Catamounts outrebounded the Ben Stywall led UNCG (8-23) with 18 Phoenix 44-25. points and 11 rebounds.

GREENSBORO (AP) – Nikitta Gartrell scored a career-high 25 points to help North Carolina State rally past Boston College 63-57 in Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals. Gartrell’s big day helped the sixth-seeded Wolfpack (20-12) reach the championship game for the first time since their surprise run there three years ago. After helping N.C. State rally from a 10-point second-half deficit, Gartrell hit a go-ahead free throws with 1:23 left. Then, after a defensive stop, Gartrell buried a jumper over Mickel Picco to beat the shot clock and give N.C. State a 60-56 lead with 37.4 seconds left. She also finished with nine rebounds and hit four 3-pointers, sending the Wolfpack into Sunday’s final against ninth-ranked and top-seeded Duke. Carolyn Swords had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the seventh-seeded Eagles (17-15), who were in the semifinals for the first time. Bonae Holston added 15 points for N.C. State, which overcame a slow start from ACC rookie of the year Marissa Kastanek and a significant size disadvantage against BC’s front line. After knocking down timely shots in tournament wins against Clemson and No. 24 Virginia, the Wolfpack appeared on its way out of Greensboro when Jaclyn Thomas drove past Kastanek for a layup that gave BC a 46-36 lead with 9 minutes left that had BC coach Sylvia Crawley pumping her first in celebration. But the Wolfpack put together a 15-0 run, getting a three-point play from Gartrell to tie it then pushing ahead on a jumper from seldom-used reserve Inga Muciniece – who coach Kellie Harper put in the game only minutes earlier to give N.C. State some needed size. The Eagles rallied to tie the game at 56-all on a hook shot from Swords with 1:48 left, but Gartrell knocked down the go-ahead free throws on the ensuing possession. When she buried the shot over Picco, she turned to the red-clad fans behind the Wolfpack bench and pumped her right fist before being hugged by several teammates as the teams headed to a timeout. Brittany Strachan added a crucial free throw with 15.9 seconds left to push the margin to 61-57, then Holston hit two more in the final seconds to clinch the victory. Kastanek scored all nine of her points in the final 9 minutes after playing just 7 minutes in the opening half after picking up two quick fouls. Gartrell, at least, gave the Wolfpack some early punch, hitting her first five shots – including a pair of 3-pointers – and scoring 12 of N.C. State’s first 16 points. And while Holston had nine in the first half, Sharnise Beal’s basket in the lane stood as the only other Wolfpack points in the half. Meanwhile, Swords had little trouble against an undersized front line. She had 12 points on 4-for-4 shooting and seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes, while Thoman hit a 3-pointer late in the half to give BC a 29-23 lead at the break. Thomas finished with 16 points and hit four 3s for BC.

Vasquez, Terps turn back Cavs THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Greivis Vasquez scored 23 points, and No. 22 Maryland made the most of a late technical foul on Virginia coach Tony Bennett to withstand a spirited comeback in a 74-68 victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday. The Terrapins (23-7, 13-3 ACC) clinched at least a tie for the conference regular season title after the Cavaliers, playing without suspended scoring leader Sylven Landesberg, cut an 11-point deficit to one with under a minute remaining. With his team trailing 66-65, Bennett was whistled for a technical after he peeled off his jacket in anger following a foul call. Vasquez made both free throws, and Sean Mosley hit two more – all with 38.6 seconds left – as the Terps held on. Jerome Meyinsse led Virginia (14-15, 5-11) with 17 points in his final home game. Jeff Jones hit four 3pointers and scored 16 points, and Sammy Zeglinski had 14 as the Cavaliers made up for the absence of Landesberg, the sophomore star suspended for the rest of the season on Saturday for failing to meet his academic responsibilities.

FLORIDA STATE 61, MIAMI 60 CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Luke Loucks didn’t allow Miami much time to celebrate its first lead. Loucks’ 3-pointer with 1:52 remaining put Florida State ahead as his basket was the final margin in the Seminoles’ 61-60 victory over the Hurricanes Saturday afternoon. Miami had taken its first lead of the game on Durand Scott’s driving layup with 2:04 remaining. The Hurricanes had rallied from a 10-point deficit with 5:32 remaining and ran off 12 unanswered points. The Hurricanes had three opportunities to retake the lead, including Scott’s missed jumper at the buzzer. Loucks and Deividas Dulkys each scored 13 points to lead the Seminoles (22-8, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference). Scott was the high scorer for Miami (18-15, 4-12) with 14 points. The Hurricanes played without leading scorer Dwayne Collins, who sat out with a tibia stress reaction. Haith said he is unsure whether Collins, who didn’t dress Saturday, will be ready for the ACC tournament.

VIRGINIA TECH 88, GEORGIA TECH 82 ATLANTA – Malcolm Delaney tied a season high with 32 points and Jeff Allen had 17 points with 10 rebounds to help Virginia Tech win its second straight game with an 88-82 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Hokies (23-7, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) are assured of a first-round bye in the league tournament next week in Greensboro. They stayed in a tie for fourth place with Florida State. Georgia Tech (19-11, 7-9) has lost two straight and five of seven.


HPCA, Westchester bag two baseball victories ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORTS

BASEBALL HPCA AT ALAMANCE TOURNEY SWEPSONVILLE – High Point Christian rolled to two lopsided victories in the Alamance Christian Tournament on Saturday. Andrew Barnette and Justin Morrison each smacked a two-run homer and drove in three runs apiece as the Cougars blasted Greenville (N.C.) Christian 18-0 in their first game. Morrison, who went 3-for-3, also scored three runs. Andrew Shoemaker stroked a solo homer in the fifth, went 2-for2 and scored four runs. Matt Haas hit two doubles and drove in four runs. Moorison also picked up the win on the mound in his first decision of the year. Cameron Cecil slugged a grandslam homer run at the plate and struck out seven and allowed two hits in five innings on the mound as HPCA stopped Wake Christian, 9-0, in the second game. Cecil also drove in a run with a ground out in the first and finished with five RBIs. Luke Zente stroked a two-run run double, scored three runs and went 3-for-4. Barnette delivered an RBI double in the first and went 2-for3. Jared Gesell was 2-for-4. HPCA (3-1) hosst Cary Christian on Tuesday.

WESTCHESTER COUNTRY DAY AT ALAMANCE TOURNEY SWEPSONVILLE – Westchester Country Day School doubled its pleasure with a pair of victories in Alamance County on Saturday. The Wildcats crushed Alamance Christian 15-0 in the first game, then nipped Wake Christian 6-5 in Game 2 to improve to 3-0 on the season. Alex Embler went five innings

for the win in Game 1, striking out eight and allowing only one hit. Mickey Willard finished 2-for-3 with two doubles andf three RBIs, while JoeMax Floyd was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Terrence Hearst was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer. In game 2, Zach Gilliland pitched 32⁄3 innings for the win, allowing one hit with five strikeouts. D.J. Russ tossed 21⁄3 innings for the save. Russ finished 3-for-4 with a run, while Micah Hedgepeth went 1-for3 with two RBIs. WCD visits Calvary Baptist on Thursday.


After tying the score in third, the Panthers took the lead with one in the fifth and added two in the sixth. Central got its final run in the seventh. Houston Ison led the Bison at the plate, scoring a run and doubling in getting half their four hits and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Seth Beane took the loss. HPC (1-2) travels to East Forsyth on Tuesday.

SOFTBALL S. GUILFORD 8, N. GUILFORD 5 SUMNER – Laura Daly tripled and homered to spark Southern Guilford to an 8-5 victory over Northern Guilford on Saturday. Robin Stoner got the win for the Storm, while Lindsay Inman went 2-for-4. Southern plays host to Trinity on Monday at 6 p.m.

CARY – Ben Fultz drilled a 3-run homer and Billy Stone went 2-for-2 with a double and RBI as Ragsdale defeated Greenville Rose 6-2 on Saturday afternoon. Zach Hodges pitched six innings for the win for the Tigers (2-0). Desean Anderson tossed the final inning. CHARLOTTE LATIN 1, HIGH POINT Mike Whited finished 2-for-4 for CHRISTIAN 0 Ragsdale, which plays host to ParkHIGH POINT – Charlotte Latin land on Tuesday at 7 p.m. scored a run in the first and made it stand up with no-hit pitching to edge High Point Christian 1-0 on CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DAY 2, Saturday. WESLEYAN 1 The Cougars (1-1) travel to North CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Country Day School edged Wesleyan Chris- Raleigh Christian on Thursday. tian Academy 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. WESLEYAN SPLITS TWO The Trojans fell to 1-2 on the seaHIGH POINT – Wesleyan Christian son. Bennett Hixson took the loss, Academy downed Calvary Baptist tossing six strng innings. He struck 13-2 after falling 8-4 to Parkland in a out eight and scattered five hits doubleheader on Saturday. with four walks and two earned Carrie Boone (2-0) got the win for runs. the Trojans, striking out three in Jim Mitchell got the win and Sam six innings. Brown earned the save. Skyler Cuevas went 3-for-3 with Nick Blackwood went 1-for-3 with three RBIs for WCA, while Sarah an RBI for the Trojans. Vince Banks Horne finished 2-for-3 with two was 1-for-3 with a run scored. RBIs. Jill Tucker was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Ashley Morgan went 2for-3 with an RBI. DUDLEY 4, HP CENTRAL 2 In the loss to Parkland, Taylor GREENSBORO – Dudley spotted High Point Central a run in the first Travers was 1-for-4 with three RBIs inning then rallied for a 4-2 victory for the Trojans. Morgan finished 2for-3. on Saturday.


Louisville shocks No. 1 Syracuse THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kyle Kuric scored a careerhigh 22 points all in the second half, and Louisville upset No. 1 Syracuse 78-68 on Saturday to provide one more highlight at Freedom Hall. Louisville (20-11, 11-7 Big East) may also have earned a return trip to the NCAA tournament by sweeping the season series from the Orange (28-3, 15-3), whose only other loss came to Pitt. Kuric made 9 of 11 shots – including four 3-pointers – to make for a happy ending at Freedom Hall, before Louisville moves from its 54-year-old home into a new downtown arena this fall. Scoop Jardine led Syracuse with 20 points.

(2) KANSAS 77, MISSOURI 56 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Marcus Morris shook off a scary collision with a scorer’s table to notch doubledouble and the No. 2 Jayhawks used two big runs in each half to beat their rival. Kansas (29-2, 15-1 Big 12) led by 16 after a 20-4 run in the first half, then put together another 20-4 spurt after Morris’ injury to beat the Tigers for the eighth time in nine games. Missouri (22-9, 10-6) struggled with Kansas’ depth and size inside for the second time this season, giving up 42 points in the paint and 17 more rebounds in its final home game.

IOWA STATE 85, (5) KANSAS STATE 82 (OT) MANHATTAN, Kan. – Diante Garrett scored five points in overtime and Iowa State stunned No. 5 Kansas State 85-82 on Saturday, snapping a 21-game losing streak to ranked teams. The Cyclones (15-16, 4-12 Big 12) hadn’t won in Manhattan since 2001 and were just 7-104 in their last 111 games against ranked teams on the road before coming in Saturday as 15-point underdogs. Kansas State (24-6, 11-4), the No. 2 seed in next week’s Big 12 tournament, shot a miserable 34 percent for the game but still managed to forge a 74all tie and send the game into overtime when Denis Clemente hit his second 3-pointer in 12 attempts with a little more than a minute left.

(7) PURDUE 64, PENN ST. 60 STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – JaJuan Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Keaton Grant scored 17 as the No. 7 Boilermakers clinched a share of its first Big Ten title in 14 years. Purdue (26-4, 14-4) never trailed but held off a late Penn State charge to win their second straight without top forward Robbie Hummel. He’s out for the year with a right knee injury. Purdue led by as much as 13 in the second half before Penn State (11-19, 3-15) closed to 61-60 with 18 seconds left after three foul shots by Chris Babb. He finished with 17 points.


Sports script Monday Soccer vs. S. Guilford, 6

T. Wingate Andrews High Point Central Southwest Guilford High Point Christian Wesleyan

Westchester Bishop McGuinness East Davidson Glenn

Tennis at NW Guilford, 4:30

(schedules subject to change by the schools) Tuesday


Baseball at Page, 6:30 Baseball vs. S. Stokes, Softball at Parkland, 5:30 7:30 Soccer at Lexington, 6 Tennis at Trinity, 4:30 Track at NW Guilford, 5 Baseball at E. Forsyth, 7 Baseball at S. Guilford, 5 Softball vs. Grimsley, 6 Tennis vs. Parkland, 4:30 Soccer at Asheboro, 6 Track at E. Forsyth, 5 Golf at S. Guilford, 4

Thursday Softball at Ragsdale, 5 Soccer vs. E. Guilford, 6

Baseball vs. S. Stokes, 4 Softball vs. S. Stokes, 4 Soccer vs. G’boro Day, 6 Tennis vs. E. Surry, 4 Lax at W. Alamance, 6

Baseball vs. Wheat., 4:30 Softball at Wheat., 4:30 Soccer vs. Wheatmore, 6 Tennis at Wheatmore, 4 Golf vs. ND/W. Stokes, 4 Softball vs. Ledford, 6 Baseball vs. NW Guilford, Soccer vs. N. Davidson, 7 7 Softball at N. Davidson, 6 Tennis at Reagan, 4 Soccer at W. Forsyth, 7 Golf at Reagan, 3:30 Softball at Glenn, 6:30 Baseball vs. C. Davidson, Soccer vs. Trinity, 7 4:30 Golf at SW Randolph, 3 Tennis vs. Trinity, 4:15 Track at NE Guilford, 4:30

Soccer vs. Elkin, 6

Baseball at C. Davidson, 6

Baseball vs. NW Guil., 7 Softball vs. SE Guil,, 6:30 Soccer at W. Guilford, 7 Lax (G) vs. Grimsley, 6 Lax (B) at N. Guil., 7:30 Baseball vs. GDS, 4:30 Baseball vs. Forsyth Softball vs. Village, 5 Country Day, 3 Soccer vs. Caro. Friends, 4:30 Tennis at G’boro Day, 4

Baseball vs. SW Guilford, Tennis vs. Wheatmore, 4 Baseball at Trinity, 4:30 4:30 Track at Ledford, 4:30 Softball vs. Trinity, 4:30 Soccer vs. Trinity, 6 Tennis at Ledford, 4 Golf at SW Randolph, 3:30 Tennis vs. SW Guilford, 4 Soccer at N. Davidson, 7 Baseball vs. Parkland, 7 Track at NW Guilford, Golf at W. Forsyth, 3:30 4:30



Softball at S. Guilford, 6 Soccer at Ledford, 7 Tennis vs. Randleman, 4

Ragsdale South Davidson Southern Guilford


Baseball at SW Guilford, 5 Soccer at E. Davidson, 6 Softball at Asheboro, 5 Tennis vs. Andrews, 4 Soccer vs. S. Guilford, 6 Track at W. Davidson, 4 Tennis at Ledford, 4:15 Golf at Asheboro, 4 Baseball at E. David., 4:30 Baseball at W. Davidson, Softball vs. E. David., 4:30 4:30 Soccer at E. Davidson, 6 Soccer at Prov. Grove, 6 Tennis vs. E. Davidson, 4

Baseball vs. S. Guilford, 7 Baseball vs. E. Davidson, Track at Ledford, 4:30 4:30 Softball at E. Davidson, 4:30 Softball vs. S. David., 4:30 Soccer vs. S. Davidson, 6 Tennis at E. Davidson, 4 Track at N. Davidson, 4:30 Golf at Prov. Grove, 3:30

SOUTH CAROLINA 77, (13) VANDERBILT 73 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Devan Downey scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:48 left that broke a 69-all tie in an upset of the No. 13 Commodores. Sam Muldrow added 20 points as South Carolina (15-15, 6-10 SEC) snapped a six-game skid. Jermaine Beal finished with 21 for Vandy (23-7, 12-4).

(14) BYU 107, TCU 77 Baseball at Gaston Chr., 1

Tennis at Mt. Airy, 4 Baseball at N. Stokes, 7 Baseball at Carver, Lax at SW Guilford, 7:30 Softball at N. Stokes, 4 2:30 Soccer at N. Moore, 6:30 Track at Mt. Tabor, 6

Softball vs. W. Davidson, Soccer at C. Davidson, 7 Baseball at W. Davidson, Tennis vs. C. Davidson, 6:30 4:30 Tennis vs. E. Davidson, 4 4:30 Softball at N. Davidson, Track vs. TBA, 4:30 6:30 Golf vs. W. Davidson, 3 Soccer at SE Guilford, 6 Baseball vs. Parkland, 7 Tennis vs. NW Guilford, Softball vs. Andrews, 5 Baseball vs. E. Forsyth, 7 Soccer vs. Page, 6 Tennis at SW Guilford, 4:30 Soccer vs. Mt. Tabor, 6 Softball vs. Grimsley, 6 Tennis vs. Wesleyan, 4:30 Golf vs. SE Guilford, 4 4:30 Lax (B) at Reynolds, 7:30 Lax (G) vs. W. Guilford, 6 Lax (B) at G’boro Day, 7 Lax (G) at SW Guilford, 6 Soccer vs. Chatham C., Baseball at Albemarle, Soccer at Albemarle, 6:30 Baseball at Lexington, 5 Baseball vs. N. Moore, 5 4:30 Softball at Wheatmore, Softball vs. N. Moore, 6:30 Track at W. Davidson, Softball at Albe., 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 Track at SW Randolph, Soccer at Wheatmore, 4:30 6:30 Softball vs. Trinity, 6:30 Softball at E. Guilford, 7 Baseball vs. HP Central, 7 Baseball at Trinity, 7 Softball vs. SW Randolph, Soccer at Andrews, 6 Soccer at Trinity, 6 Soccer vs. HP Central, 6 7 Track at SW Guilford, Tennis vs. E. Guilford, Track vs. SWR/Asheboro, 4:30 Tennis at HP Central, 4:30 4:30 4:30 Golf vs. HP Central, 4 Golf at SW Randolph, 4 Golf vs. E. Guilford, 4 Baseball at E. Montgom- Baseball at Roxboro, 5 Soccer vs. Davie Co., 6:30 Baseball vs. Jordan-Matery, 5 thews, 5 Soccer vs. Mt. Airy, 6:30



Softball vs. Page, 6 Soccer at S. Guilford, 6 Tennis vs. S. Guilford, 4:30 Golf vs. Asheboro, 4

Soccer vs. NE Guilford, 7 Baseball vs. Trinity, 5 Baseball at E. David., 4:30 Soccer at N. Guilford, 7 Tennis vs. Ragsdale, 4:30 Softball vs. NE Guil., 6:30 Softball at E. Randolph, 6 Tennis vs. W. Guil., 4:30 Golf at Reagan, 3:30 Tennis at Glenn, 4:30 Golf at N. Guilford, 4 Lax (G) vs. Ragsdale, 6 Track vs. So./SE Guil., 4:30 Lax (G) vs. Reagan, 5:30 Lax (B) vs. SE Guil., 7:30 Golf vs. N. Guilford, 4 Lax (B) vs. Bishop, 7:30 Baseball vs. Cary ChrisSoftball at N. Raleigh, 5 tian, 4:30 Soccer vs. St. David’s, Soccer at Calvary, 4:30 4:30 Tennis at Burlington Golf at Calvary, 4 Christian, 4 Track at Cannon, 4 Baseball at N. David., 5:30 Softball vs. Clover, 4:30 Soccer at Clt. Latin, 7 Tennis at Ragsdale, 4 Golf at Westchester, 4 Track at Bishop, 4 Soccer at American Tennis at Amer.ican Baseball at Calvary, 4 Golf vs. Elon, 4 Hebrew, 5 Hebrew, 4:30 Soccer vs. Salem, 4:30 Golf vs. Wesleyan, 4 Tennis at Elon, 4 Tennis at G’boro Day, 4 Track vs. FCD/HPCA/ WCDS, 4


PHILADELPHIA – Da’Sean Butler scored 21 points, including the decisive basket with 5.8 seconds left in overtime to give the No. 10 Mountaineers the win. Butler also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Mountaineers (24-6, 13-5). His winning drive came after West Virginia had taken possession with 26 seconds left, when ninth-ranked Villanova was forced into a 35-second shot clock violation. Scottie Reynolds, who led the Wildcats (14-6, 13-5) with 17 points, missed an open 3-point attempt from the corner at the buzzer.

FORT WORTH, Texas – Jonathan Tavernari scored 23 points, Jackson Emery and Charles Abouo added 22 each and the No. 14 Cougars won their 12th straight against TCU. Jimmer Fredette added 18 points for BYU (28-4, 133 Mountain West), which will have the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament next week in Las Vegas. Ronnie Moss had 17 points to pace TCU (13-18, 5-11), which will be the No. 7 seed.

(16) TENNESSEE 75, MISSISSIPPI STATE 59 Baseball at Greenville Rose, 3

STARKVILLE, Miss. – J.P. Prince had 16 points, Scotty Hopson added 14 and the No. 16 Vols held on for their third straight win. Seniors Wayne Chism and Quinn Cannington have a school-record 99 wins at Tennessee (23-7, 11-5 SEC). The Bulldogs (21-10, 9-7) shared the SEC West title with rival Mississippi.

(17) PITTSBURGH 83, RUTGERS 54 PITTSBURGH – Gilbert Brown scored 19 points and the No. 17 Panthers took control early with a 19-2 run that helped them wrap up the No. 2 seed in the Big East tournament. Pitt (24-7, 13-5) was picked to finish ninth in the Big East preseason coaches poll, but now gets a double bye into the conference quarterfinals. The Panthers scored 15 straight at one point to put Rutgers (15-16, 5-13) away early.

(19) GEORGETOWN 74, CINCINNATI 47 WASHINGTON – Six days after being diagnosed with diabetes, Austin Freeman scored 24 points to help the No. 19 Hoyas clinch a first-round bye in the Big East tournament. Freeman made 8 of 15 shots, including four 3pointers, in 30 minutes. Greg Monroe added 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Chris Wright had 16 points for Georgetown (20-9, 10-8). Freshman Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 23 points for Cincinnati (16-14, 7-11).




College scores

ACC standings All Times EDT

Conf. W L Duke 12 3 Maryland 13 3 Va. Tech 10 6 Florida St. 10 6 Clemson 9 6 Wake Forest 8 7 Ga. Tech 7 9 Boston Coll. 6 9 N. Carolina 5 10 Virginia 5 11 N.C. State 4 11 Miami 4 12

Pct. .800 .812 .625 .625 .600 .533 .438 .400 .333 .313 .267 .250

Overall W L 25 5 23 7 23 7 22 8 21 8 18 9 19 11 15 14 16 14 14 15 16 14 18 12

Pct. .833 .766 .766 .733 .724 .667 .633 .517 .533 .483 .533 .600

Sunday’s results

Atlantic Sun Conference Championship ETSU 72, Mercer 66

Tuesday’s results

Big South Conference Championship

Clemson 91, Georgia Tech 80 North Carolina 69, Miami 62

Winthrop 64, Coastal Carolina 53

Wednesday’s results

Colonial Athletic Association Quarterfinals

Virginia Tech 71, N.C. State 59 Florida State 51, Wake Forest 47 Maryland 79, Duke 72 Boston College 68, Virginia 55

Northeastern 74, Hofstra 71, 2OT Old Dominion 86, Towson 56 Va. Commonwealth 75, George Mason 60

Saturday’s games

Horizon League Semifinals

Florida State 61, Miami 60 Maryland 74, Virginia 68 Virginia Tech 88, Georgia Tech 82 North Carolina at Duke, late (ESPN)

Wright St. 69, Detroit 50

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Quarterfinals

Sunday’s games

Rider 69, St. Peter’s 57 Siena 78, Manhattan 61

Boston College at N.C. State, 2 p.m. Clemson at Wake Forest, 6 p.m. (FSN)


N. Iowa 57, Bradley 40 Wichita St. 65, Illinois St. 61

Southern Conference Quarterfinals

No. 8 vs. No. 9, 12 p.m. (RAYCOM) No. 5 vs. No. 12, 2 p.m. (RAYCOM) No. 7 vs. No. 10, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) No. 6 vs. No. 11, 9 p.m. (RAYCOM)

Q. Which Canadian golfer won the 2003 Masters golf championship?

W. Carolina 68, Elon 57 Wofford 59, UNC Greensboro 47

Philadelphia 63 33 26 N.Y. Rangers65 29 28 N.Y. Islanders65 26 31

Summit League First Round

Friday, March 12 No. 1 vs. 8-9 winner, 12 p.m. No. 4 vs. 5-12 winner, 2 p.m. No. 2 vs. 7-10 winner, 7 p.m. No. 3 vs. 6-11 winner, 9 p.m.

Oakland, Mich. 85, UMKC 70 South Alabama 52, Florida Atlantic 51

Saturday, March 13

WOMEN SOUTH Alabama A&M 53, Grambling St. 50 Alabama St. 72, Jackson St. 45 Alcorn St. 72, Prairie View 66 Florida Gulf Coast 51, Seattle 38 Longwood 67, N.C. Central 43 Northwestern St. 84, SE Louisiana 59 Southern U. 61, Texas Southern 53

Sunday, March 14 Championship, 1 p.m.

Florida St. 61, Miami 60

FLORIDA ST. (22-8)

TOURNAMENT Atlantic 10 Conference Quarterfinals Charlotte 87, Saint Joseph’s 85, OT Dayton 83, St. Bonaventure 66 Temple 63, Duquesne 54 Xavier 61, Richmond 52 Atlantic Coast Conference Semifinals Duke 67, Georgia Tech 55 N.C. State 63, Boston College 57 Atlantic Sun Conference Semifinals ETSU 63, North Florida 62 Big East Conference Second Round DePaul 64, Marquette 54 Notre Dame 89, Louisville 52 Syracuse 76, Providence 71 Big Ten Conference Semifinals Iowa 59, Michigan St. 54 Ohio St. 82, Wisconsin 73 ECAC Metro Semifinals Stevens Tech 52, Brooklyn 45 ECAC Metro Conference Semifinals NYU 64, Drew 54 GLIAC Tournament Championship Michigan Tech 73, N. Michigan 69 Lone Star Conference Semifinals Northeastern St. 74, Tarleton St. 62 West Texas A&M 83, Cent. Oklahoma 70 MSC Tournament Championship Cumberlands 73, Campbellsville 68 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Semifinals Fairfield 61, Iona 57 Marist 69, Niagara 47 Mid-American Conference First Round Ball St. 67, W. Michigan 43 E. Michigan 66, Buffalo 56 Miami (Ohio) 67, N. Illinois 66

Singleton 1-3 0-0 3, Reid 5-8 0-2 10, Alabi 2-5 3-4 7, Snaer 2-8 0-0 5, Kitchen 1-4 0-0 3, Jordan 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 3-3 0-0 7, Loucks 5-7 0-0 13, Dulkys 4-7 2-2 13. Totals 23-46 5-8 61. MIAMI (18-12) McGowan 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-2 4-4 6, Gamble 2-5 1-2 5, Scott 5-10 4-4 14, Dews 3-12 1-1 7, Grant 1-5 3-4 6, Adams 0-2 0-0 0, Thomas 4-7 0-0 10, Johnson 3-3 6-7 12. Totals 19-46 19-22 60. Halftime—Florida St. 30-22. 3-Point Goals—Florida St. 10-18 (Loucks 3-5, Dulkys 3-6, Kitchen 1-1, Gibson 1-1, Singleton 1-2, Snaer 1-3), Miami 3-15 (Thomas 2-4, Grant 1-4, Adams 0-1, Scott 0-2, Dews 0-4). Fouled Out—Alabi. Rebounds—Florida St. 28 (Kitchen 6), Miami 24 (Scott 5). Assists—Florida St. 17 (Snaer 8), Miami 7 (Dews, Thomas 3). Total Fouls—Florida St. 19, Miami 12. A—7,014.

Maryland 74, Virginia 68


Milbourne 1-7 3-6 5, Williams 3-8 1-2 7, Hayes 4-7 2-2 11, Mosley 1-3 8-8 10, Vasquez 7-18 4-4 23, Bowie 3-3 0-0 8, Tucker 2-4 1-2 5, Gregory 2-5 1-2 5. Totals 23-55 20-26 74. VIRGINIA (14-15) Scott 1-3 0-0 2, Tat 0-0 0-0 0, Meyinsse 7-8 3-4 17, Farrakhan 4-9 0-0 8, Baker 0-3 0-0 0, Evans 1-3 0-0 2, Sene 0-0 0-0 0, Zeglinski 511 0-0 14, Sherrill 4-5 0-0 9, Jones 4-7 4-4 16. Totals 26-49 7-8 68. Halftime—Maryland 38-27. 3-Point Goals—Maryland 8-18 (Vasquez 5-11, Bowie 2-2, Hayes 1-3, Milbourne 0-1, Tucker 0-1), Virginia 9-20 (Jones 4-6, Zeglinski 4-8, Sherrill 1-2, Farrakhan 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Maryland 35 (Milbourne 7), Virginia 21 (Zeglinski 6). Assists—Maryland 14 (Hayes, Vasquez 5), Virginia 18 (Evans, Farrakhan 5). Total Fouls—Maryland 14, Virginia 18. Technical—Virginia Bench. A—13,431.

NCAA Automatic Bids Cornell, Ivy League East Tennessee State, Atlantic Sun Conference Murray State, Ohio Valley Conference Winthrop, Big South Conference

Virginia Tech 88, Georgia Tech 82


Allen 4-11 7-8 17, Davila 5-5 0-1 10, Bell 4-7 4-4 14, Delaney 7-15 14-17 32, Atkins 13 2-4 5, Raines 0-1 0-0 0, Green 0-1 0-0 0, Witcher 1-1 0-0 2, Thompson 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 25-49 29-36 88. GEORGIA TECH (19-11) Lawal 7-10 4-8 18, Peacock 2-9 4-4 9, Shumpert 5-15 1-2 16, Bell 2-9 2-2 6, Rice Jr. 3-12 0-0 8, Udofia 1-3 0-0 3, M.Miller 0-1 0-0 0, Oliver 1-5 1-3 4, Favors 6-7 6-7 18. Totals 27-71 18-26 82. Halftime—Virginia Tech 45-39. 3-Point Goals—Virginia Tech 9-17 (Delaney 4-7, Allen 2-3, Bell 2-5, Atkins 1-2), Georgia Tech 10-27 (Shumpert 5-10, Rice Jr. 2-4, Peacock 1-3, Udofia 1-3, Oliver 1-3, M.Miller 0-1, Bell 0-3). Fouled Out—Shumpert. Rebounds—Virginia Tech 38 (Bell 13), Georgia Tech 36 (Favors 9). Assists—Virginia Tech 16 (Delaney 9), Georgia Tech 19 (Shumpert 5). Total Fouls—Virginia Tech 22, Georgia Tech 26. Technical—Peacock. A—8,725.

Big South women

W 39 32 22 21 7

Boston Toronto Philadelphia New York New Jersey

L 21 28 39 41 55

Pct .650 .533 .361 .339 .113

GB — 7 171⁄2 19 33

Southeast Division W 43 40 31 30 21

Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington

L 20 21 31 31 38

Pct .683 .656 .500 .492 .356

GB — 2 111⁄2 12 20

Pct .778 .525 .508 .339 .323

GB — 16 17 271⁄2 281⁄2

Pct. .897 .821 .571 .571 .448 .556 .222 .172 .250

Saturday’s results Winthrop 56, High Point 50 Liberty 94, UNC Asheville 66 Gardner-Webb 63, Charleston So. 54 Radford 70, Presbyterian 60

Monday’s results Winthrop 47, Coastal Carolina 39 Liberty 55, Presbyterian 40 UNC Asheville 75, Radford 68 (OT)

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

BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT At High Point Friday, March 12 Quarterfinals, TBA

Saturday, March 13 Semifinal, 1 p.m. (MASN) Semifinal, 3 p.m. (MASN)

Sunday, March 13 Championship, 2 p.m. (MASN)

Big South men’s final Winthrop 64, Coastal Carolina 53 WINTHROP (19-13)

Dreher 3-5 0-0 6, Buechert 0-2 1-4 1, Middleton 3-3 0-0 7, Morgan 6-12 0-0 12, Robinson 2-6 8-10 14, Burton 2-6 7-11 11, Jones 2-5 5-6 9, Gamble 0-3 0-0 0, DeWitt 0-0 0-0 0, Malcolm 0-0 0-0 0, King 0-1 0-0 0, Corbin 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 19-47 23-33 64. COASTAL CAROLINA (28-6) Harris 1-6 1-2 3, Edwards 2-8 3-4 9, McLaurin 1-3 2-4 4, Johnson 4-10 1-2 10, Greenwood 2-8 3-4 7, Nieman 2-5 0-0 4, Pack 0-0 0-0 0, Gray 7-12 2-5 16. Totals 19-52 1221 53. Halftime—Coastal Carolina 26-24. 3-Point Goals—Winthrop 3-11 (Robinson 2-5, Middleton 1-1, Burton 0-1, Corbin 0-1, Gamble 0-1, Morgan 0-2), Coastal Carolina 3-18 (Edwards 2-7, Johnson 1-4, Gray 0-1, Greenwood 0-3, Nieman 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Winthrop 37 (Buechert 8), Coastal Carolina 34 (Gray, McLaurin 6). Assists—Winthrop 9 (Jones 3), Coastal Carolina 6 (Greenwood, Nieman 2). Total Fouls—Winthrop 18, Coastal Carolina 22. A—1,236.

ACC women’s tourney Duke 67, Georgia Tech 55 GEORGIA TECH (23-9) Montgomery 7-13 3-3 19, Ardossi 2-7 4-7 8, Goodlett 5-9 3-4 13, Bennett 1-1 0-0 2, Taylor 0-9 2-2 2, Walthour 0-3 0-0 0, Foster 5-6 1-1 11, Regins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-49 13-17 55. DUKE (26-5) Cheek 4-13 2-5 10, Jackson 4-11 0-5 9, K.Thomas 2-4 0-0 4, J.Thomas 5-9 0-0 10, Christmas 2-8 10-13 15, Selby 2-2 2-3 8, Mitchell 4-6 0-0 9, Scheer 0-0 0-0 0, Vernerey 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 24-55 14-26 67. Halftime—Duke 29-25. 3-Point Goals— Georgia Tech 2-5 (Montgomery 2-4, Taylor 0-1), Duke 5-14 (Selby 2-2, Mitchell 1-1, Christmas 1-3, Jackson 1-4, J.Thomas 0-1, Cheek 0-3). Fouled Out—Montgomery. Rebounds—Georgia Tech 38 (Montgomery 12), Duke 28 (Christmas 6). Assists—Georgia Tech 12 (Ardossi 3), Duke 12 (Cheek 4). Total Fouls—Georgia Tech 19, Duke 14. A—NA.

L OT Pts GF GA 20 9 77 172 160 25 5 77 181 189 23 11 69 156 162 29 6 66 170 180 32 12 52 167 217

GP 65 62 63 64 64

W 44 28 26 26 26

L 13 24 26 28 31

OT 8 10 11 10 7

Pts GF GA 96 257 182 66 192 199 63 166 194 62 168 186 59 178 200

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP 64 64 64 64 64

Chicago Nashville Detroit St. Louis Columbus

W 43 35 30 30 25

L OT Pts GF GA 16 5 91 213 156 24 5 75 180 183 22 12 72 170 174 25 9 69 174 175 28 11 61 169 207

W 49 32 31 21 20

L 14 29 30 41 42

W 42 35 32 30 31

Dallas San Antonio Memphis Houston New Orleans

L 21 24 30 30 32

Pct .667 .593 .516 .500 .492

GB — 5 91⁄2 101⁄2 11

Northwest Division Denver Utah Oklahoma City Portland Minnesota

W 41 39 37 37 14

L 21 22 24 27 48

Pct .661 .639 .607 .578 .226

GB — 11⁄2 31⁄2 5 27

Pct .730 .609 .403 .339 .274

GB — 71⁄2 201⁄2 2411⁄2 28 ⁄2

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

W 46 39 25 21 17

L 17 25 37 41 45

Friday’s Games Charlotte 98, L.A. Lakers 83 Milwaukee 102, Washington 74 Cleveland 99, Detroit 92 Toronto 102, New York 96 Boston 96, Philadelphia 86 Atlanta 127, Golden State 122 Orlando 97, New Jersey 87 Dallas 108, Sacramento 100 Denver 122, Indiana 114 San Antonio 102, New Orleans 91 Oklahoma City 104, L.A. Clippers 87

Saturday’s Games Charlotte 101, Golden State 90 New Jersey 113, New York 93 Atlanta at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Today’s Games Philadelphia at Toronto, 12 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 2:30 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 6 p.m. Washington at Boston, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Portland at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

Monday’s Games San Antonio at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Memphis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Bobcats 101, Warriors 90


Maggette 8-15 2-3 19, Tolliver 2-8 4-6 9, Turiaf 0-1 0-0 0, Curry 8-23 5-6 25, Morrow 5-11 0-0 11, Hunter 4-13 1-4 9, Watson 4-8 0-0 9, Williams 3-7 0-0 8, George 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 34-89 12-19 90. CHARLOTTE (101) Wallace 6-12 6-8 18, Diaw 6-10 1-2 14, Ratliff 4-6 3-3 11, Felton 4-14 0-0 9, Jackson 5-16 2-2 12, Chandler 1-2 0-0 2, Henderson 1-4 12 3, Thomas 2-8 1-2 5, Augustin 7-10 2-3 19, Graham 4-5 0-0 8, Brown 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 4087 16-22 101. Golden State 19 35 22 14 — 90 Charlotte 24 29 28 20 — 101 3-Point Goals—Golden State 10-23 (Curry 4-8, Williams 2-4, Maggette 1-1, Watson 1-1, Morrow 1-2, Tolliver 1-5, George 0-2), Charlotte 5-20 (Augustin 3-4, Diaw 1-1, Felton 1-5, Henderson 0-1, Wallace 0-1, Graham 0-1, Jackson 0-7). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Golden State 43 (Hunter 13), Charlotte 72 (Diaw 12). Assists—Golden State 18 (Tolliver 5), Charlotte 24 (Diaw 9). Total Fouls—Golden State 21, Charlotte 20. Technicals—Wallace. Ejected— Wallace. A—19,392 (19,077).


NHL All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 65 39 22 4 82 209 188 New Jersey 63 38 22 3 79 169 152


Houston ab r h bi

McLouth cf 3 0 Blanco cf 2 0 Prado 2b 2 0 Conrad 2b 1 0 Heyward rf 2 0 C.Johnson lf2 0 Hinske 1b 3 0 Freeman 1b1 0 Escobar ss 0 0 B.Hicks ss 1 0 Diaz lf-rf 30 M.Young rf 1 0 Infante 3b 3 0 Thurston 3b1 0 Ross c 10 Sammons c1 0 Jones dh 4 0

ab r h bi

Bourn cf 3 Sullivan cf 1 Matsui 2b 4 Navarro 2b 0 Pence rf 2 B.Bogusevic rf1 Lee lf 1 Romero lf 2 Berkman 1b 1 Shelton 1b 2 Feliz 3b 3 Johnson 3b 1 Blum dh 3 Y.Ramiz pr-dh 0 Quintero c 3 Esposito c 0 Maysonet ss 3 W.Sutil pr-ss 0 31 0 6 0 Totals 30 3


1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7

1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Northwest Division GP Vancouver 64 Colorado 64 Calgary 64 Minnesota 63 Edmonton 64

W 39 36 31 31 20

L OT Pts GF GA 23 2 80 207 164 22 6 78 185 167 24 9 71 161 163 27 5 67 176 180 38 6 46 160 221

Pacific Division San Jose Phoenix Los Angeles Dallas Anaheim

GP 64 65 63 64 63

W 41 38 38 28 30

L OT Pts GF GA 14 9 91 210 159 22 5 81 172 164 21 4 80 192 171 24 12 68 180 203 26 7 67 180 193

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

Friday’s Games Edmonton 2, Minnesota 1, SO Buffalo 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Detroit 5, Nashville 2 Chicago 6, Vancouver 3 Calgary 5, New Jersey 3

Saturday’s Games Toronto 2, Ottawa 1, SO Pittsburgh 6, Dallas 3 Boston 3, N.Y. Islanders 2 Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Florida 4, Carolina 1 Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 9 p.m. Montreal at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Columbus at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Atlanta Houston

College scores EAST


Monday’s Games

0 0

1 2

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1 4

First Period—1, Florida, Frolik 16 (Kulikov, McCabe), 13:58. 2, Florida, Kreps 2 (Tarnasky), 15:09. Second Period—None. Third Period—3, Carolina, Jokinen 25 (Sutter, Ruutu), 7:58. 4, Florida, Stillman 12 (Reinprecht, McCabe), 16:30. 5, Florida, Kreps 3 (Stillman, McCabe), 18:54 (en-pp). Shots on Goal—Carolina 6-10-16—32. Florida 15-6-9—30. Goalies—Carolina, Peters. Florida, Vokoun. A—16,202 (19,250). T—2:21.

All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0

L 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 2

Pct 1.000 .750 .750 .750 .667 .667 .667 .500 .500 .333 .333 .250 .250 .000

NATIONAL LEAGUE Florida San Francisco Colorado Chicago Houston New York Atlanta Los Angeles Philadelphia Pittsburgh San Diego Milwaukee Arizona Cincinnati St. Louis Washington

MIDWEST Bellevue 4, Siena Heights 2

N. Dakota St. 2-2, Missouri St. 1-15 SOUTHWEST Baylor 14, Oral Roberts 2, 7 innings Lamar 4, Penn St. 0 McMurry 6, Louisiana College 5 TCU 4, Missouri 3, 10 innings Texas A&M-Kingsville 6, E. New Mexico 3 Abilene Christian 9, East Central 2

MLB spring training

Cleveland Detroit Tampa Bay Toronto Chicago Kansas City Oakland Boston Seattle Minnesota Texas Baltimore New York Los Angeles

Army 9, UNC-Greensboro 6 Bethel, Tenn. 10, Christian Brothers 0 Canisius 12, Lipscomb 4 Carson-Newman 17-13, Tiffin 15-3 Elon 10-18, Princeton 2-8 ETSU 11, St. John’s, N.Y. 7 Lake Erie 11, St. Augustine’s 2 Longwood 10-7, Niagara 3-8 Louisville 6, LeMoyne 5, 10 innings Maryville, Tenn. 10, Mount Union 4 Rhodes 4-0, Marietta 3-0, 2nd game, 7 innings Richmond 11, Lafayette 2 VMI 20, Md.-Eastern Shore 1 W. Kentucky 11, Ill.-Chicago 5



0 3

Rowan 3, Franklin & Marshall 2 S. Maine 7, Old Westbury 3 Swarthmore 5-6, Presentation 3-0 W. New England 11, Farmingdale St. 1

Dallas at Washington, 7 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

0 2

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E—B.Hicks (2). DP—Atlanta 2, Houston 1. LOB—Atlanta 12, Houston 6. 2B—McLouth (1), Heyward (2), Lee (1), Shelton (1), Maysonet (1). SB—Pence (1). CS—Y.Ramirez (1). IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Medlen 2 1 0 0 2 1 Acosta L,0-1 2 1 1 0 0 3 O’Flaherty 1 1 0 0 0 0 Resop 1 2 2 2 1 0 Kimbrel 1 1 0 0 0 0 K.Cofield 1 1 0 0 0 1 Houston Oswalt 2 1 0 0 3 2 Fulchino 1 0 0 0 0 1 Arias W,1-0 1 1 0 0 2 0 Sampson 1 1 0 0 0 1 Gervacio 1 0 0 0 1 1 J.Valdez 1 0 0 0 2 0 F.Abad 1 2 0 0 0 0 Wright S,1-1 1 1 0 0 0 2

Today’s Games Detroit at Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Vancouver at Nashville, 3 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Montreal at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

Panthers 4, Hurricanes 1

000 000 000 000 102 00x

WP—J.Valdez 2. Umpires—Home, Laz Diaz; First, Bill Hohn; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Greg Gibson. A—4,021 (5,300).

Central Division Cleveland Milwaukee Chicago Detroit Indiana

Friday’s results Winthrop 73, UNC Asheville 66 Liberty 66, Radford 33 Gardner-Webb 74, Coastal Carolina 68 Charleston So. 53, Presbyterian 41

W 34 36 29 30 20

Southeast Division Washington Atlanta Tampa Bay Florida Carolina

Carolina Florida


All Times EDT

Buffalo Ottawa Boston Montreal Toronto


All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP 63 66 63 65 64

Astros 3, Braves 0

4 70 192 172 8 66 169 177 8 60 169 206

Northeast Division

Sun Belt Conference First Round

First semifinal (Friday afternoon winners), 1:30 p.m. Second semifinal (Friday night winners), 3:30 p.m.

Overall W L 26 3 23 5 16 12 16 12 13 16 15 12 6 21 5 24 7 21


Missouri Valley Conference Semifinals

57th annual ACC Tournament At the Greensboro Coliseum Thursday, March 11

W 3 4 3 2 2 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

L 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 2 3 4

Pct 1.000 .800 .750 .667 .667 .667 .600 .500 .500 .333 .333 .250 .000 .000 .000 .000

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ———

Friday’s Games Minnesota 5, Boston 0 Toronto 14, Philadelphia 9 Atlanta 11, Washington 8 N.Y. Mets (ss) 7, St. Louis 3 Detroit 17, Houston 7 Tampa Bay 12, N.Y. Yankees 7 Florida 4, N.Y. Mets (ss) 3, 10 innings Colorado (ss) 7, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 8, Milwaukee 7 Cleveland 9, Cincinnati 2 Kansas City 4, Texas 2 Chicago Cubs 8, Arizona 7 San Francisco 7, Colorado (ss) 4 L.A. Dodgers 8, Chicago White Sox 3 San Diego 9, Seattle 3 Pittsburgh 5, Baltimore 3

Saturday’s Games Toronto 9, N.Y. Yankees 1 N.Y. Mets 14, Washington 6 Detroit 9, Baltimore 5 Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 3, tie, 10 innings Boston (ss) 9, Minnesota 3 Tampa Bay 6, Boston (ss) 4 Houston 3, Atlanta 0 Florida 6, St. Louis 5, 10 innings Seattle 7, San Diego 4 Milwaukee (ss) 12, San Francisco (ss) 1 Cleveland 4, Cincinnati 2 San Francisco (ss) 12, Arizona 6 Chicago White Sox (ss) 8, L.A. Dodgers 4 Chicago White Sox (ss) 15, Chicago Cubs 3 Kansas City 2, Texas 1 Oakland 4, L.A. Angels 2 Colorado 8, Milwaukee (ss) 6

Today’s Games Detroit vs Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Florida vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Houston vs Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs Minnesota (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Washington vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs Milwaukee at Phoenix, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs (ss) at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs Arizona (ss) at Tucson, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs Colorado (ss) at Tucson, Ariz.,

NASCAR Cup lineup

After Friday qualifying; race today At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 192.761. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 192.28. 3. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 192.106. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 191.814. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 191.774. 6. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 191.688. 7. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 191.549. 8. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 191.436. 9. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 191.186. 10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.087. 11. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 191.054. 12. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 190.935. 13. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.85. 14. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 190.791. 15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 190.692. 16. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 190.64. 17. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 190.574. 18. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.561. 19. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.548. 20. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.424. 21. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 190.267. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.221. 23. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 189.987. 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.915. 25. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 189.857. 26. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 189.798. 27. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 189.59. 28. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 189.571. 29. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.189. 30. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 189.144. 31. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 189.112. 32. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 189.079. 33. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 189.06. 34. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 189.021. 35. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 189.015. 36. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 188.97. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.341. 38. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 187.958. 39. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 186.403. 40. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (37) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (26) Boris Said, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 188.758. Failed to Qualify 44. (09) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 188.066. 45. (46) Terry Cook, Dodge, 186.121. 46. (90) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 187.678.

NASCAR Trucks E-Z-GO 200 Saturday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 130 laps, 149.8 rating, 195 points, $42,565. 2. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 130, 121.6, 175, $32,055. 3. (7) Aric Almirola, Toyota, 130, 107.6, 165, $27,500. 4. (6) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 130, 111.6, 165, $14,065. 5. (10) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 130, 107.9, 160, $14,590. 6. (12) Ricky Carmichael, Chevrolet, 130, 93.9, 150, $12,640. 7. (30) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 130, 96, 146, $13,120. 8. (9) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 130, 95.4, 142, $14,020. 9. (24) Rick Crawford, Ford, 130, 83.7, 138, $11,890. 10. (5) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 130, 78.9, 134, $13,740. 11. (14) Jason White, Dodge, 130, 84.5, 130, $11,365. 12. (21) Brad Sweet, Toyota, 130, 69.1, 127, $8,915. 13. (11) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 130, 77.4, 124, $11,065. 14. (17) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 130, 89.5, 121, $10,965. 15. (15) David Starr, Toyota, 130, 71.9, 118, $11,915. 16. (16) Donny Lia, Chevrolet, 129, 77.1, 115, $10,765. 17. (13) Chris Fontaine, Chevrolet, 129, 58, 112, $8,460. 18. (28) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 129, 53.9, 109, $10,585.

Western Regional Championships

Saturday 1A girls, Bishop McGuinness 68, Mitchell 48 1A boys, Monroe 88, Henderasonville 73 2A girls, Salisbury 43, Newton-Conover 32 2A boys, West Caldwell 57, Smoky Mountain 53 3A girls, Forestview 63, N. Iredell 45 3A boys, Concord 72, Hibriten 52 4A girls, Matthews Butler 49,. East Mecklenburg 35 4A boys, Lake Norman 83, West Charlotte 72 (OT)

Boston U. 87, Hartford 46 Stony Brook 68, Albany, N.Y. 59 Vermont 76, UMBC 59

Clemson 53, Florida State 50 Duke 67, Virginia 49

Pct. .938 .867 .600 .533 .467 .400 .313 .200 .133


TOURNAMENT America East Conference First Round

Saturday’s results North Carolina 77, Wake Forest 68 Georgia Tech 73, Boston College 68 N.C. State 71, Miami 66 Maryland 104, Virginia Tech 100 (2 OTs)

Conf. W L Gard.-Webb 15 1 Liberty 13 2 High Point 9 6 Charleston S. 8 7 Winthrop 7 8 Coastal Caro. 6 9 Radford 5 11 Presbyterian 3 12 UNC-Ashe. 2 13



Alabama 73, Auburn 61 Alcorn St. 69, Prairie View 67 Cent. Arkansas 76, McNeese St. 72 Florida St. 61, Miami 60 Jackson St. 60, Alabama St. 59 LSU 50, Georgia 48 Louisville 78, Syracuse 68 Maryland 74, Virginia 68 Memphis 75, Tulsa 53 Nicholls St. 73, Lamar 61 Richmond 89, Charlotte 84, OT SE Louisiana 86, Northwestern St. 77 South Carolina 77, Vanderbilt 73 South Florida 75, Connecticut 68 Tennessee 75, Mississippi St. 59 Texas Southern 66, Southern U. 62 Virginia Tech 88, Georgia Tech 82

19. (18) Stacy Compton, Toyota, 129, 61, 106, $10,535. 20. (22) Justin Lofton, Toyota, 128, 65.5, 103, $10,985. 21. (31) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 127, 41.3, 100, $10,435. 22. (25) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 127, 46.2, 97, $10,385. 23. (32) Brett Butler, Chevrolet, 126, 40.6, 94, $10,335. 24. (36) Donnie Neuenberger, Chevrolet, 122, 34.7, 91, $8,060. 25. (34) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, clutch, 113, 31, 88, $9,035. 26. (8) Geoff Bodine, Dodge, rear gear, 106, 62.9, 85, $7,985. 27. (3) Matt Crafton, Chevrolet, 95, 82.5, 87, $9,310. 28. (20) Shane Sieg, Chevrolet, accident, 75, 56.4, 79, $7,935. 29. (19) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, handling, 60, 46.6, 76, $7,910. 30. (27) Ryan Hackett, Ford, clutch, 42, 40.6, 73, $8,385. 31. (35) Tim Bainey Jr., Chevrolet, power steering, 36, 28, 70, $7,860. 32. (33) Butch Miller, Dodge, rear gear, 35, 32.8, 67, $7,835. 33. (23) Brent Raymer, Ford, ignition, 34, 45, 64, $7,810. 34. (1) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 22, 84.9, 66, $10,860. 35. (26) Chad McCumbee, Chevrolet, power steering, 13, 37.3, 58, $7,730. 36. (29) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, transmission, 9, 30.5, 55, $7,694. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 120.926 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 39 minutes, 20 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.308 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 27 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 6 drivers. Lap Leaders: M.Crafton 1-10; R.Hornaday Jr. 11; K.Busch 12-14; K.Harvick 15-58; T.Bodine 59; K.Busch 60-64; S.Wallace 65-67; K.Busch 68-74; K.Harvick 75-130. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Harvick, 2 times for 100 laps; K.Busch, 3 times for 15 laps; M.Crafton, 1 time for 10 laps; S.Wallace, 1 time for 3 laps; T.Bodine, 1 time for 1 lap; R.Hornaday Jr., 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. T.Bodine, 340; 2. T.Peters, 336; 3. J.White, 295; 4. A.Almirola, 292; 5. K.Busch, 272; 6. S.Compton, 257; 7. D.Setzer, 246; 8. M.Crafton, 242; 9. T.Malsam, 236; 10. D.Neuenberger, 229. ——— NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

NASCAR Southern Modified Tour Late Friday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga.

1. (9) Corey LaJoie, Concord, NC, Pontiac, 150 laps, 46.520 mph, $3,300. 2. (8) Tim Brown, Cana, VA, Chevrolet, 150, $2,000. 3. (7) Frank Fleming, Mt. Airy, NC, Ford, 150, $2,000. 4. (11) David Brigati, Calverton, N.Y., Chevrolet, 150, $1,500. 5. (2) Brandon Hire, Winston-Salem, NC, Chevrolet, 150, $1,400. 6. (6) James Civali, Meriden, CT, Pontiac, 150, $1,650. 7. (15) Jason Myers, Walnut Cove, NC, Ford, 150, $1,200. 8. (14) Zach Brewer, Winston-Salem, NC, Chevrolet, 150, $1,100. 9. (17) John Smith, Mount Airy, NC, Chevrolet, 150, $1,050. 10. (13) Buddy Emory, Petersburg, VA, Chevrolet, 150, $1,000. 11. (1) Adam Gay, Dublin, NC, Pontiac, 150, $800. 12. (12) Andy Seuss, Hampstead, NH, Dodge, 149, $750. 13. (19) Lee Jeffreys, Winston-Salem, NC, Chevrolet, 149, $700. 14. (20) L.W. MIller, Dushore, PA, Pontiac, 149, $675. 15. (18) Jonathan Kievman, Deerfield Beach, FL, Chevrolet, 148, $665 22, accident, $550. 16. (10) Brian Loftin, Lexington, NC, Chevrolet, 147, $640. 17. (3) Burt Myers, Walnut Cove, NC, Ford, 144, $630. 18. (23) Mike Norman, Lewisville, NC, Ford, 142, $725. 19. (4) Gary Putnam, Concord, NC, Chevrolet, 141, $610. 20. (21) Bryan Dauzat, Alexandria, LA, Chevrolet, 113, $600. 21. (16) Gene Pack, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chevrolet, 23, accident, $575. 22. (5) Brad Robbins, Winston-Salem, NC, 22, accident, $550. 23. (22) Greg Butcher, Mocksville, NC, Chevrolet, 12, suspension, $550.

Race Statistics Time of Race: 0 hours 48 minutes 22 seconds Margin of Victory: 0.061 seconds Fastest Qualifier: J.Civali (62.379 mph, 14.428 seconds) Caution Flags: 5 for 25 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 4 drivers. Lap Leaders: B. Hire 1-29; T. Brown 30-58; F. Fleming 59; T. Brown 60-130; C. LaJoie 131143; T. Brown 144; C. LaJoie 145-150.



Honda Classic Saturday At PGA National Champion Course At Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $5.2 million Yardage: 7,158; Par 70 Third Round Camilo Villegas Nathan Green Vijay Singh George McNeill Matt Every Michael Connell Anthony Kim J.B. Holmes Graeme McDowell Chris Tidland Charlie Wi Sam Saunders Fredrik Jacobson Paul Casey Chad Collins Justin Leonard Ted Purdy Tom Gillis Henrik Bjornstad Stephen Ames Mike Weir Jerry Kelly Justin Rose D.J. Trahan Steve Wheatcroft Oliver Wilson Brett Quigley Chez Reavie Brendon de Jonge Alex Prugh Will MacKenzie Richard S. Johnson Lee Westwood Michael Bradley Charles Howell III Rich Barcelo Angel Cabrera Brandt Snedeker Johnson Wagner Marc Leishman Joe Ogilvie Jeev Milkha Singh Alex Cejka Jason Dufner Josh Teater Sergio Garcia Scott Piercy Briny Baird Bo Van Pelt Rocco Mediate Jason Bohn Ernie Els Alexandre Rocha David Lutterus Jimmy Walker

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Eastern Regional Championships 1A girls, Williamston 62, S. Robeson 55 1A boys, Goldsboro 58, Pender 48 2A girls, E. Bladen 48, Cummings 43 2A boys, Kinston 83, Clinton 52 3A boys, Rocky Mount 85, N. Guilford 64 4A girls, Green Hope 54, Enloe 53 4A boys, Terry Sanford 51, Riverside 44 Sunday 3A girls, South Central (27-4) vs. Westover (22-5)

Bubba Watson Blake Adams Stuart Appleby Craig Bowden Padraig Harrington Matt Jones Mark Calcavecchia Steve Lowery Trevor Immelman Jerod Turner John Senden Rory McIlroy Chris Stroud Chris Riley Jeff Quinney Vaughn Taylor Mark Wilson Derek Lamely Garrett Willis

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Champions Tour

Toshiba Classic Saturday At Newport Beach Counry Club Newport Beach, Calif. Purse: $1.7 million Yardage: 6,584; Par 71 (35-36) Second Round Fred Couples Tom Lehman Chien Soon Lu Loren Roberts Ronnie Black John Cook Bob Gilder Eduardo Romero Mark Wiebe Corey Pavin David Peoples Gary Hallberg Bob Tway Hale Irwin Dan Forsman Russ Cochran Tom Pernice, Jr. Nick Price Bobby Wadkins Lonnie Nielsen Mike Goodes Peter Senior David Frost David Eger Scott Simpson D.A. Weibring Wayne Levi Olin Browne Ben Crenshaw Joey Sindelar Larry Nelson Tom Watson Mike Reid Peter Jacobsen Morris Hatalsky Ted Schulz Tom Jenkins Tom Purtzer Tom Kite Dana Quigley Craig Stadler Bernhard Langer Bruce Fleisher Tommy Armour III Tim Simpson Jim Roy Fred Funk Dick Mast Allen Doyle Kirk Hanefeld Hal Sutton Paul Azinger Steve Haskins Don Pooley Mark O’Meara Gene Jones Larry Mize Phil Blackmar Jeff Sluman Joe Ozaki Mike Hulbert Lee Trevino Keith Fergus Fuzzy Zoeller Blaine McCallister Gil Morgan John Harris Mark McNulty Bruce Vaughan Gary McCord Graham Marsh Curtis Strange Bruce Lietzke Fulton Allem Lanny Wadkins Isao Aoki Greg Hopkins Paul Hahn Andy Bean Dave Stockton

66-64 — 67-65 — 65-67 — 67-67 — 67-67 — 70-66 — 70-66 — 67-69 — 65-71 — 68-69 — 69-68 — 67-70 — 65-72 — 71-67 — 70-68 — 70-68 — 69-69 — 68-70 — 67-71 — 66-72 — 66-72 — 71-68 — 70-69 — 69-70 — 69-70 — 67-72 — 67-72 — 66-73 — 70-70 — 72-68 — 69-71 — 69-71 — 71-70 — 72-69 — 70-71 — 70-71 — 70-71 — 68-73 — 68-73 — 71-71 — 72-70 — 70-72 — 72-70 — 71-72 — 71-72 — 70-73 — 72-71 — 72-71 — 74-69 — 74-69 — 71-73 — 71-73 — 71-73 — 74-70 — 71-74 — 72-73 — 72-73 — 73-72 — 73-72 — 73-72 — 72-74 — 72-74 — 73-73 — 74-72 — 74-72 — 75-71 — 75-71 — 71-76 — 73-74 — 74-73 — 74-74 — 76-73 — 76-74 — 75-76 — 74-78 — 76-76 — 78-78 — 85-80 — 74-WD 79-WD

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Australian Ladies Masters Saturday At Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Australi Purse: $538,550 Yardage: 6,410; Par: 72 Third Round

Karrie Webb, Australia 68-69-64— 201 Lee Bo-mee, South Korea 69-70-63— 202 Katherine Hull, Australia 67-70-65— 202 Seo Hee-kyung, S. Korea 69-68-66— 203 Ryu So-yeon, South Korea 70-67-66— 203 Yani Tseng, Taiwan 71-67-67— 205 Amanda Blumenhrst, U. S. 66-69-70— 205 Iben Tinning, Denmark 70-68-68— 206 Ji Eun-hee, South Korea 71-68-68— 207 Anna Nordqvist, Sweden 68-70-69— 207 Stacy Lewis, United States 69-69-69— 207 Lindsey Wright, Australia 71-71-66— 208 Krystle Caithness, Scotland72-69-67— 208 Park Hee-young, South Korea73-68-67 — 208 Sandra Gal, Germany 71-70-67— 208 Vicky Hurst, United States 68-71-69— 208 Jeong Jang, South Korea 70-68-70— 208 Sarah-Jane Smith, Australia70-68-70 — 208 Rebecca Flood, Australia 70-72-67— 209 Virginie Lagoutte-Clemen, France72-69-68 — 209 Choi He-yong, South Korea72-69-68— 209 Laura Davies, England 70-70-69— 209 Stefanie Michl, Austria 71-68-70— 209 Tamie Durdin, Australia 69-68-72— 209 Kristie Smith, Australia 68-74-68— 210 Florentyna Parker, England 69-70-71— 210 Lim Ji-na, South Korea 69-66-75— 210 Nikki Garrett, Australia 69-72-70— 211 Kim Hye-youn, South Korea70-71-70 — 211


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Snow Camp trip stirs Midwestern memories T

he field we hunted yesterday was smaller than most Midwest fields. Still, it was almost a mile long with a narrow row of trees that formed a border at each end. The dogs were working the rows of heavy cover and the hunters formed a straight line with muzzles elevated and on the alert. Pheasants don’t give much warning when they flush in front of a dog so guns were carried at the ready. The dogs worked the cover strips carefully zigzagging back and forth as they advanced. Pheasants are known to be smart and, in spite of their vibrant colors, can easily slip back past the line of hunters if one of the dogs slips up and doesn’t cover his area properly. One of the dogs began to look “birdy” with his tail flagging, excitedly casting back and forth. With a staccato cackle, a pheasant rooster erupted from the cover. A pair of guns fired simultaneously and the rooster crashed into the cover. At the blip of a whistle, one of the labs dashed out and retrieved the bird. Guns were checked, the line formed up again, and the hunt proceeded. No, I didn’t just get back from Iowa last night. In fact, I was hunting just below Greensboro at Beaver Pond Sporting Club in Snow Camp. Last week, a group of local hunters organized a pheasant drive at Beaver Pond and I was lucky enough to get to hunt. I decided before the hunt that this one was for me. I wasn’t going to worry about helping a new hunter or deal with the effort of training Larry, my two-yearold lab. I left him at home for this one. Most folks think of North Carolina

game preserves as quail hunting and pheasant tower shoots. I’ve written plenty about that kind of shooting but, provided the fields are properly maintained and planted, pheasant field drives are one of the best hunting SPORTS experiences a game preserve can offer. Dick The game works the Jones same here as in the ■■■ Midwest. Hunters and dogs cover the field in a very organized fashion. Dogs will work only one or two rows of cover and must stay close to the hunters. Flushing dogs such as labs or goldens that work really close are ideal for this. The dogs proceed ahead of the hunters as the hunters proceed at a snail’s pace, giving the dogs plenty of time to cover the ground carefully. As I noted, pheasants are notorious for doubling back and sneaking past the hunters in the other direction. On a game preserve, it’s OK to shoot hens as well as roosters. For hunters who can’t walk well enough to cover so much ground, some good shooting can be had by standing at the end of the fields as the line approaches. On yesterday’s hunt, there also were chukars in the field. Considerably larger than quail and a little smaller than a hen pheasant, chukars are my favorite upland game bird. They’re absolutely the best bird for training a young dog or a young hunter because they’re somewhat predictable. Unlike

quail, they almost always launch themselves to a safe shooting height before leveling off. They present a larger scent signature than quail. They’re less likely to run than either quail or pheasants. They’re the best eating of the three. Walk-up shoots with groups of as much as a dozen shooters will work but the best size is about six to eight hunters. Even though there are a lot of shooters, this is a very safe form of field shooting provided everyone stays in a straight line. In the South, we’re used to hunting in a leisurely fashion, moving around to better keep an eye on what the dogs are doing. For this kind of hunting, because of the number of shooters involved, structure is a must. By keeping in a straight line, there are only two directions that contain hunters, to the shooters right and left. When a bird is flushed, it normally heads straightaway or diagonally across the line of hunters. The straight line allows fast shooting without having to be as concerned about the location of other hunters and thus allows multiple hunters to hunt safely. In the event a bird gets by the line of shooters and presents a target in the rear, the shooter elevates his muzzle to prevent sweeping the line and, once he’s rotated past the line, he can shoot at the bird. The walk up hunt with a mix of pheasants and chukars makes a perfect field hunt. In fact, a walk up field hunt with only chukars is probably the best venue for a new hunter to experience upland shooting provided there are only a couple of shooters and someone is managing the new shooter. This is

Iditarod race festivities begin ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Hundreds of sled dogs and thousands of fans lined up along Anchorage’s Fourth Avenue on Saturday for the ceremonial start of the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 16-dog teams leaped and barked when it was their turn to leave the chute for an 11mile run across Alaska’s largest city. The actual competition will start today in Willow, about 50 miles to the north. Seventy-one teams are entered in the trek to Nome, an old gold rush town on Alaska’s western coast. More than a third of the mushers are from seven other countries and nine other states. Defending champion Lance Mackey is seeking his fourth consecutive win. The 39-yearold Fairbanks resident is

among five past Iditarod winners in this year’s field. Also running is Hans Gatt, who in February became a four-time winner of the 1,000mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Mackey has won that race four times. The 38th running of the Iditarod is the first time in race history in which mushers will be tested for drugs and alcohol somewhere along the trail, with disqualification among possible penalties. The sled dogs have been tested for prohibited substances since 1994. Mackey, a throat cancer survivor, has acknowledged using medical marijuana in past races. He said he’ll abide by the drug rule, which has existed in some form since 1984 but never enforced. Another first this year is the

entry of the first Jamaican in the Iditarod. Newton Marshall, a 26-year-old who completed the Yukon Quest last year as a rookie, has been training with Mackey this winter to get ready for the Iditarod. Iditarod officials say staging the race is more challenging following a loss of almost $1 million in funding after major sponsors dropped their support and video deals collapsed. The total purse this year is $590,000 – down from a high of $925,000 in 2008 – with $50,000 of this year’s prize money donated by four-time champion Jeff King, who also is in the running. The winner’s take is $50,000, compared with the $69,000 of past years. The winner still receives a new Dodge truck.

Davis Cup: U.S. cuts Serbia’s lead to 2-1 BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Bob Bryan and John Isner defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (8), 5-7, 7-6 (8), 6-3 in doubles to keep the United States alive in the Davis Cup first round, cutting Serbia’s lead to 21. Isner was a last-minute replacement for Bryan’s twin Mike, who was sidelined with food poisoning. The Bryans are the topranked doubles team. Isner, who made his Davis Cup debut on Friday, will try to even the series today when he plays second-ranked Novak Djokovic in the first reverse singles on an indoor clay court at Belgrade Arena. Sam Querrey is set to play the final singles match against Viktor Troicki. “I’m a bit tired now, but it won’t affect me too much tomorrow against Djokovic,” said the 20thranked Isner. “I really have nothing to lose as he’s the No. 2 player and not me.” On Friday, Isner lost the opener to Troicki while Djokovic beat Querrey. The U.S. has only won once after falling be-

hind 2-0 in the Davis Cup, against Australia in 1934. Serbia is trying to advance beyond the first round in the World Group for the first time. In other Davis Cup matches, France, Croatia and the Czech Republic advanced to the quarterfinals with insurmountable 3-0 leads. Spain, Russia and Argentina lead 2-1 and will play today.

Chile swept Israel 2-0 in opening singles, which were delayed a day because of the earthquake and tsunami. The match Saturday was the first time Bob Bryan played doubles in the Davis Cup without his brother. The two are 9-0 in Davis Cup matches on the road and have 16 doubles wins together in the competi-

tion, the most of any U.S. doubles team.

because the chukars almost always present a shootable bird. With quail, the bird often flies low or in a sweeping curve that covers a lot of landscape. While chukars are challenging because of their speed, they helicopter up to a reasonable distance before making direction changes. One of the reasons that this type of hunt isn’t done at many preserves is a simple matter of cover and field size. The 300 total acres and 170 acres of planted cover at Beaver Pond allow owner Johnny Miller the luxury of rotating his fields and keeping his cover in good shape all the way through the season. Many smaller game preserves simply don’t have the fields to allow rotation and don’t spent the money to plant row cover needed to run pheasant drives. With the bird shooting for the year winding down, it was great to spend a day of hunting with friends and enjoying great weather. Yes, I did miss Larry. There were several times I wished he was along but it was great to just worry about my shooting and watch someone else work the dogs. Just don’t tell Larry what I did yesterday. ... he hasn’t chewed anything up in a while and I don’t want to have to buy a new pair of boots. DICK JONES IS a freelance writer living in High Point. He writes about hunting, fishing, dogs, and shooting for several N.C. newspapers as well as magazines. He gives informative and humorous speeches for groups and can MC your outdoor event or help your church or youth organization with fundraising. He can be reached at or



BASEBALL PLAYERS NEEDED – Black Sox 11U traveling team is looking for a couple of players for the spring season. Players interested cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2010. Contact Todd at 963-2378 for info.

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MITCHELL’S GROVE CHURCH LEAGUE – Seeking teams for church league season to begin ARCHDALE PARKS AND REC in late April at Mitchell’s Grove – Registration continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through field in High Point. Anyone Fridays until the leagues are full. interested in fielding a team Cost will be: T-ball $25 Archdale should contact Eric at 841-4107 for info. residents, $35 non-residents; Coach-pitch $30 Archdale, $40 non; Mustang $35 Archdale, $45 TOM BERRY SPECIAL FUND non; Bronco $40 Archdale, $50 WANT TO HELP? – Longtime non; Pony $40 Archdale, $50 High Point Enterprise sports non. For info, call 431-1117 Ext. writer and columnist Tom 315 or 314. Berry, who died Aug. 30, left behind his wife, Sandy, and BASKETBALL three daughters, Ashlyn, Rachel and Leah. The High Point SCOTT CHERRY BASKETBALL Enterprise has established a CAMPS – Will feature two indifund – the Tom Berry Special vidual camp sessions, two team Fund – at High Point Bank to camp sessions and a father/son basketball camp. The individual assist the Berry family with medical bills and college funds. camps are open to boys enterContributions may be made ing kindergarten through 10th to the Tom Berry Special Fund grade and will run June 28-July and mailed to High Point Bank, 1 and August 2-5. For the first time, the Scott Cherry Basketball P.O. Box 2270, High Point, N.C. 27261. Contributions can also Camps will hold a father/son be brought to any High Point camp at High Point University Bank branch. June 11-12. There will also be two team camps held this summer. Team camps are open to all REPORTING ITEMS middle school, junior varsity and The High Point Enterprise varsity boys’ basketball teams. publishes announcements in the The two camps will run June 18-20 and June 25-27. If you are Calendar free of charge. Send info to, interested in any boys’ basketball camp opportunities, contact call 888-3556 or fax to 888-3504.

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New case: Steelers QB investigated for Georgia assault MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – For the second time in a year, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being accused of sexual misconduct, with police investigating him Saturday for an alleged assault at a nightclub in a Georgia college town. Police in Milledgeville were examining the claim of a 20-year-old student, who told an officer that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her early Friday. The police department had no plans to comment further until Monday at the earliest. The case comes as Roethlisberger faces a lawsuit filed last July by a woman who says he raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel and casino, an allegation he strongly denies. Roethlisberger, who was not in custody, has not been criminally charged in either case and has claimed counter-damages in the lawsuit. Still, to hear it on the airwaves in Pittsburgh,

this latest situation seems to have shaken fans of the star quarterback, a man who has never hidden the fact he enjoys the nightlife. He has been spotted gambling in Las Vegas and is sometimes seen in public with small groups of friends and bodyguards. The latest accusation came early Friday in downtown Milledgeville, about 85 miles southeast of Atlanta and about 30 miles south of the lake home the player owns. Roethlisberger, who turned 28 on Tuesday, and two or three friends went to Buffington’s bar earlier Thursday night to watch the University of Pittsburgh men’s college basketball game, said Paul Kurcikevicus, a 24-yearold college student. He said the group was friendly, at first joking that Roethlisberger was not the NFL player. Kurcikevicus said Roethlisberger bought shots for him and some other people in the bar: “O-Bombs,�

a mixture of energy drink and flavored rum. The group later went to The Brick restaurant nearby, owner Frank Pendergrast said. “He was very polite with everybody,� Pendergrast said. “He was down here from about 11:30 until about 1:30 having a good time, talking to a lot of people. Looked like he was signing autographs and letting people take pictures. Other than that, it was really uneventful.� Roethlisberger was later seen at Capital City, a popular nightclub for students at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. One patron at the bar on Friday night, 21-year-old college student Brandon Harris, said he saw Roethlisberger come in the night before with two or three big men who were keeping other club goers away. Harris said the group went into a curtained VIP area in the back of the club, and some women were let inside.

Lions land top targets: Vanden Bosch & Burleson


ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – It will take time to determine if the Detroit Lions started the offseason by making all the right moves. Without a doubt, though, the Lions got who they wanted. On Saturday, Detroit signed the players it coveted most in free agency – defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and receiver Nate Burleson – a day after acquiring defensive Corey Williams in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. “They were the No. 1 guys we wanted to go after,� Lions coach Jim Schwartz said.

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Villegas sets pace in Honda Classic THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Ashes fell from the sky, smoke filled the air and a thick haze hovered over PGA National. Some might have found breathing difficult at the Honda Classic. Camilo Villegas wasn’t among them. Once threatening to run away after a sizzling start, Villegas came back to the pack on his back nine and wound up rallying to take a three-shot lead over Nathan Green and Vijay Singh after three rounds. Villegas is at 11under 199, so even after making three bogeys in a five-hole stretch in what became a round of 67, he’ll be the one to catch on Sunday. “I’m sleeping in my own bed this week, which is always nice,� said Villegas, one of many tour players who call South Florida home. “I’ve been nice and relaxed. So we’ll show up tomorrow the same way and try to play some good golf.� Green (67) and Singh (69) are at 8

under, while George McNeill (66) and Matt Every (69) were tied for fourth at 6 under. Anthony Kim, who shared the 36-hole lead with Villegas, shot 73 and wound up six shots back entering the final round, tied with Michael Connell (69). Also with a third-straight sub-70 round was Sam Saunders, who shot his third straight 69 and is tied for 10th, eight shots behind Villegas. Saunders is Arnold Palmer’s grandson, and “The King� is the kid’s coach.

COUPLES LEADS TOSHIBA CLASSIC NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Fred Couples moved into position for his second straight Champions Tour victory, shooting a 7-under 64 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead in the Toshiba Classic. Couples, making his third start on the 50-and-over tour, had a 12under 130 total on the Newport Beach Country Club course. He won the ACE Group Classic on Feb. 14 in Florida and finished second behind Tom Watson in the season-opening event in Hawaii.

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Winston-Salem photographer Dave Gregory combined a landscape with images of John Skau’s wood to make this unique photograph.

John Skau’s wood Exhibit pays homage to late Archdale artist BY JIMMY TOMLIN ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER


rchdale wood artist John Skau would’ve truly appreciated the tribute exhibit that opened this weekend in his memory, but not just because it’s a tribute to his work. “One of the things John felt was that you live as long as people remember you, and this is a nice way for people to remember,” says Judy West, who was married to Skau for 25 years, until his death in October 2007 at age 53. “But also, he loved to help people, so if these artists have gotten some of his wood and this has inspired them to do something, he would be thrilled with that. He loved to share with people, too – he was constantly giving wood away.” The exhibit, titled “John Skau’s Wood: A Point of Departure,” kicked off this weekend in Greensboro. Triad photographers were invited in December to borrow some of Skau’s leftover wood and photograph it however they saw fit; then, other two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists were invited to take the wood and create new works with it. The finished works – the photos and the wood pieces themselves – make up the exhibit. Twenty-five artists – eight photographers and 17 three-dimensional artists – participated, according to exhibit organizers. “Probably a quarter of the artists who responded to the project knew John, which means about three-quarters didn’t know him, which I find fascinating,” says Anne Willson, director of the nonprofit community arts organization Bricolage, who coordinated the exhibit. “I think they appreciated the concept, and I think they appreciated John’s talent.” One artist who participated was Winston-Salem photographer Dave Gregory, who submitted a photo titled “Veneer Landscape #1.” Gregory com-

bined images of Skau’s wood with an image of a barn landscape to create a unique photo that incorporates the veneer as the sky. The blackSkau and-white photo was shot with film rather than on a digital camera. “I felt that the fine detail captured in the film images better conveyed the character of John’s material,” Gregory explains. “Also, working with film made me feel closer to the traditional craftsmanship that Mr. Skau employed.” The project even caught the attention of an artist from Ohio, Willson says. “He was Googling ‘John Skau’ and came across this project,” she says. “He’s a professional basket-maker and apparently had taken a workshop with John, and he said it had such an impact on his own work that he wanted to participate in this project.” Willson has been impressed by the creativity Skau’s wood has brought out in the artists. “It’s really interesting to see how the artists have melded their own sensibilities into John’s sensibility and his materials,” she says. “The pieces are so different, which is just fascinating.” Willson, an artist herself, created two pieces for the exhibit – a small wall hanging that incorporated one of Skau’s techniques called plating (“I did that one in homage to his technique,” she says), and a large weave basket. Creating the works, she says, gave her an even deeper respect for Skau and his work. “I found it a real challenge to work with his material, which really makes me appreciate even more what he was able to do with it,” she says. “The guy was a genius and so amazing, because this is not easy material to work with.” | 888-3579


Anne Willson uses a John Skau technique called plating to create this wall hanging.



An opening reception for “John Skau’s Wood: A Point of Departure” was held Friday evening at Studio B in Greensboro. The two-dimensional pieces in the exhibit, including photographs, will remain on display at Studio B, located at 520 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro. The three-dimensional pieces will be on display in Greensboro at Bricolage, 716 W. Market St., and at two branches of the Greensboro Public Library – the Central Library at 219 N. Church St. and the Hemphill Branch Library at 2301 W. Vandalia Road. The pieces will remain on display through the end of April. For more information, call Bricolage at (336) 271-4004 or visit www.bricolagearts. org.


The North Carolina Zoo Society is asking its current membership of over 26,000 member households to help add another 1,000 members to its ranks in 2010. For bringing in new members, the Zoo Society is offering its current membership the opportunity to win a $1,000 shopping spree at the society’s two gift shops. For each friend, co-worker or family member recruited into the society’s “wild family,” the recruiter’s name will be entered into a drawing. “Each new member furthers the society’s support of the N.C. Zoo and its missions in conservation, education, research and recreation,” said Stephanie Gee, Society Membership Director. “We can’t say ‘Thank you’ enough to our members for what they have already helped accomplish for their zoo.” The “Member Get a Member” campaign will end Sept. 30. A drawing for the $1,000 shopping spree at the two Zoo Society gift shops (Wolf Bay Traders and The Leopard Spot) will be held in October. For more information on how to participate visit the society Web site at www.nczoo. com and click on Member Get a Member or contact the society offices at (336) 879-7250. You can also visit any Zoo Society member booth during your next visit.



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ear Dr. Fox: Our 9-year-old male dachshund named Willie barks at almost any action on television. We cannot watch any program featuring animals. He erupts when sudden movements if people or vehicles appear – action scenes cause him to bark. We’ve tried using a “shaker,” spraying him with water and yelling. Our most successful action has been to put him in the bedroom and close the door when we’re watching TV in the living room. Do you have any suggestions? – C.B., Fergus Falls, Minn. Dear C.B.: Most dogs ignore television. Some bark only when they see animals or at particular newscasters. A few may have seizures or develop phobias from old, flickering TV sets. When one of my dogs saw a close-up of a roaring lion, she yelped and ran off, never looking toward the TV again. Aversive training, as you have tried, will only make matters worse. A plasma TV with no visual flicker may be less disturbing for your dog (and shown to be effective for environmental enrichment for captive parrots!). Try desensitizing your dog to the TV by trying the picture without sound. Keep switching the TV on and off at twoto three-minute intervals, rewarding your dog with a treat when the set comes on. At other times, have a talk-radio going and only the picture on the TV to help break his conditioned responses. If this fails, then it is a timeout room for the poor dog, unless he really enjoys barking and you can join in and watch TV with the mind of a dog. Dear Dr. Fox: I am a new foster mom to a 3-year-old female cat through our local Animal Humane Society. She is sweet and friendly, and I’m thinking of adopting her myself. But since I’ve had her, I’m finding her to be shedding hair excessively. I brush her almost every day, and I just vacuumed yesterday, yet my floor is full of black cat hair. She is a domestic, medium-haired cat, all black and slightly overweight. She eats dry Purina One cat food that the Humane Society provided, and I’m trying to control how much she eats. Do you have any ideas why she is shedding so much? Is it dietary or maybe stress? Is there anything I can do to reduce it? – P.L., Maple Grove, Minn. Dear P.L.: The two most common causes of excessive coat/fur shedding in cats are stress and poor nutrition. I recall one of my early TV appearances talking about cats and handling a spooky one on-set

who had just been groomed. I stroked her reassuringly and clouds of fur surANIMAL rounded us, which DOCTOR I inhaled and could Dr. Michael barely talk! Fox The ■■■ humane society from where you got this cat, like many animal shelters around the world, has been co-opted into being a marketing arm of the manufactured pet-food industry. Giving out free samples of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food with every animal adopted is a sure way to get owners hooked and believing that it must be OK because it comes from a “humane society.” But they are doing a gross disservice to the pet-owning public because one kind of food does not suit all animals, and many of the kinds of food humane societies and animal shelters are giving away are, as per the title of my book co-authored by two other veterinarians, “Not Fit for a Dog.” Dry cat foods high in carbohydrates and vegetable protein cause many health problems. Give your cat canned cat food such as Wellness, PetGuard, Evanger’s or Evo. Give your cat up to a teaspoon of good-quality fish oil in the food every day, beginning with one drop and slowly increasing the amount if she is finicky. While some cats seem to do fine for most of their lives on dry cat foods, a time comes in their lives when prematurely, their kidneys or immune systems give out, or they develop various gastrointestinal diseases, such as megacolon and inflammatory bowel disease. These and other diet-related health problems are treated in part with prescription/ therapeutic dog and cat foods that are expensive, generally unpalatable, very profitable and ethically questionable when there is no concerted effort to eliminate their justification by insuring that dogs and cats are given a wholesome diet from the start. I see this as a major responsibility of the veterinary profession. My ethology cohort Professor Sir Patrick Bateson (in his U.K. report is calling out vets to become more proactive in addressing the health and welfare problems of pedigree/ purebred dogs.

New Chopin museum opens in Warsaw WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The last piano that Frederic Chopin composed on. A death mask made after he succumbed to what was probably either tuberculosis or cystic fibrosis. A lock of his brown hair. Those are among objects on display at a new museum dedicated to the life of the Romantic-era composer that opened on his 200th birthday Monday in his native Poland. The interactive multimedia museum is located in the center of Warsaw, where Chopin moved in infancy from a nearby country estate, and where he spent the first

20 years of his life before moving to Paris. Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski hailed it as “the most modern biographical museum in Europe Chopin and even the world” at a ceremonial opening that comes amid a year of celebrations of the much-revered musician. A central challenge that curators faced is the loss of many objects related to Chopin’s life. Some, like letters, were destroyed by women he was romantically involved

with; others were consumed in the devastation of World War II. Polish authorities began gathering musical scores, sketches and other objects tied to Chopin in 1899 and are still pursuing them at auctions around the world, curator Alicja Knast said. “They are priceless in terms of emotional value,” she said. The museum is arranged thematically with spaces devoted to different aspects of his life. A room devoted to Paris salon life features Chopin’s last piano, built by the prominent piano maker Ignace Pleyel.

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Soaring snowcapped peaks, some topping 10,000 feet, rise at the outskirts of the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia. After the Vancouver Olympics, the focus turns across the world to Russia’s first Winter Games in 2014, taking the Olympic movement to a new territory and a new set of challenges.

Now it’s Russia’s turn After Vancouver, Sochi steps to the plate in 2014 BY STEPHEN WILSON AP SPORTS WRITER


ANCOUVER, British Columbia – From the Pacific coast to the shores of the Black Sea. From the peaks of western Canada to the Caucasus mountains of southern Russia. From gleaming North American skyline to palm-fringed resort in the former Soviet Union. Do svidanya (goodbye) Vancouver. Do vstretchi (see you) in Sochi. Now that the Vancouver Olympics have come to a close, the focus turns across the world to Russia’s first Winter Games in 2014 – taking the Olympic movement to a new territory and a new set of challenges. “We are next,” Sochi organizing chief Dmitry Chernyshenko said. “The bar has been well and truly raised.” The Russian city’s first big moment in the global spotlight comes during Sunday night’s closing ceremony, with the Olympic flag handed from the mayor of Vancouver to the mayor of Sochi. The world will get a first taste of what Sochi has to offer during an eight-minute segment featuring Russian sports stars, music and dance performers and giant glowing spheres called “Zorbs.” “This is a historic event for Sochi,” Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov said. “We understand it is a huge responsibility for Sochi and for Russia and we can’t let anyone down.” After the showbiz, the hard work will continue back home as organizers continue to prepare for an event that has the prestige of Russia and its leaders – including Prime Minister Vladimir Putin – on the line.

Ever since Sochi was awarded the games by the International Olympic Committee three years ago, questions have been raised: Can Sochi complete its massive construction projects on time? Will the funding hold up? Will the games be safe in a city near the separatist Abkhazia region in neighboring Georgia? Putin, Russian president at the time, was instrumental in Sochi securing the games when he traveled to Guatemala City in 2007 and personally lobbied IOC members. He and current President Dmitry Medvedev remain centrally involved in making sure the games are a success. “It’s so important for Russians that they will not allow it to fail,” senior Canadian IOC member Dick Pound said. “Whatever has to be done will be done.” Sochi, established as a summer resort under Josef Stalin, is a city of about 500,000 people in Russia’s Krasdonar region. Olympic organizers hope the games will serve as a catalyst in turning the area into a year-round world-class destination for Russians and foreign tourists alike. Organizers say the games will feature the most compact layout in Winter Games history, with a cluster of ice arenas situated along the Black Sea coast and snow and sliding venues a half-hour away in the Krasnaya Polyana mountains. A new rail line is being built to connect the two clusters. “You can swim in the warm Sochi sea, and after 24 minutes on a train, you can change clothes and go skiing in the mountains,” Pakhomov said. First, Sochi has to

build virtually all of its Olympic facilities from scratch. “Literally from nothing,” Chernyshenko said. All venues are now under construction, with 16,000 workers busy on “what is probably the biggest construction site in the world.” Sochi promises that all venues will be ready two years in advance to allow for the holding of Olympic test events. The

The construction and design of Sochi’s boblsed and luge track will be under scrutiny following the high-speed training crash that killed Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili on the day of Vancouver’s opening ceremony. IOC president Jacques Rogge has written Chernyshenko asking him to ensure the track is safe. The Russian said plans already called for

’We are next. The bar has been well and truly raised.’ Dmitry Chernyshenko Sochi Olympics organizing chief first trial run will take place a year from now with a European Cup event in Alpine skiing. More than 70 test events are planned in 2012 and 2013. The cost of the Olympic infrastructure project is put at $7 billion. “All the money is allocated and we don’t see any risk for a shortage of finance,” said Chernyshenko, who has a separate operating budget of $1.8 billion. Russia is also spending billions more on other non-Olympic projects, including renovation of the Moscow-Sochi railway line. Despite the global economic downturn and fluctuating oil prices, Sochi has managed to raise record sponsorship revenues, surpassing $1 billion in domestic deals so far. The IOC has closely monitored Sochi’s preparations and is happy with the progress, although JeanClaude Killy, who heads the IOC’s coordination for Sochi, has repeatedly warned there is no time to waste.

the track to be 6-9 mph slower than Whistler’s. “We will learn from this tragedy,” Chernyshenko said. “We will do all we can do guarantee the safety factor.” Security is also an issue on a wider front. Sochi is located in a volatile region, just north of the border with Abkhazia, where Russia has thousands of troops. Russia defied the West by recognizing Abkhazia and another separatist region, South Ossetia, as independent after its war with Georgia in 2008. “Sochi has been the safest city in the country, the summer residence for the president and prime minister,” Chernyshenko said. “This is a rather calm city. The government is doing everything to protect this region from any risk.” Sochi brought a team of 150 observers to Vancouver to watch and learn. One key lesson so far: Have contingency plans in place for the kind of weather problems that caused havoc at the snowboard and

freestyle venue at Cypress Mountain. “We are already thinking seriously about Plan B if the weather doesn’t cooperate,” Chernyshenko said, citing plans for new technology and snowmaking techniques. Another priority for Sochi is recruiting volunteers. Vancouver organizers brought in about 25,000 volunteers, who won rave reviews for their smiling hospitality. Russia doesn’t have a tradition of volunteerism, but is recruiting volunteers from all over the country. “The games are about people and the human factor,” Chernyshenko said. The biggest challenge might be in replicating the way Vancouver celebrated these games, with festive crowds in the streets and arenas packed with cheering fans. IOC officials said it’s the best Winter Olympic atmosphere since the magical 1994 Games in Lillehammer, Norway. “The Canadian atmosphere here is electric,” Chernyshenko said. “That is exactly what we want to reach in Russia. We will do it with a Russian touch, a Russian look without the stereotypes.” Sochi organizers can only hope for improved

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performances from Russian athletes, who bombed at these games with just three golds and 15 total medals going into the final day. The Russians stood 11th in the gold-medal standings – the only time they have been out of the top five since the Soviet Union first competed in the Winter Games in 1956. Canadian athletes thrilled the host nation by winning the most gold medals in Vancouver, although the U.S. clinched the most overall medals. The Russian medal flop may account for the absence of Medvedev, who had been expected to come to Vancouver for the final days of the games. His plans apparently changed after the Russian men’s hockey team – expected to make Sunday’s final – was knocked out in the quarterfinals by Canada. Before the Olympic flag left Canada on its journey to Russia, Vancouver’s organizing committee offered a word of advice to the next hosts. “Develop a good thick skin and don’t shy away from criticism,” spokeswoman Renee Smith-Valade said, “because it’s healthy and it makes you better at what you do.”


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Allen - Higgins Mr. and Mrs. Dan Vallieu Allen of High Point are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Beachy Allen, to Eamonn Duffin Higgins, both of Charlotte, NC. The wedding is planned for June 19, 2010, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in High Point. Miss Allen is a graduate of High Point Central High School and The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she received her B.A. degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a development officer for Carolinas Healthcare Foundation in Charlotte. Mr. Higgins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sean MiCatherine Allen chael Higgins of Moorestown, NJ. He is a graduate of To wed Eamonn Higgins Andover High School in Andover, MA, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, where he received a B.A. degree in Information Technology. He is currently employed as the network administrator for the Carolina Panthers organization in Charlotte.

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Pritchard - Lamb Gene and Patsy Pritchard of Shelby, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Pritchard, and Justin Lamb of Greer, SC. The wedding is planned for May 22, 2010, at Woodmill Winery in Vale, NC. Miss Pritchard is a 2003 graduate of Shelby High School, 2007 graduate of North Carolina State University, and 2010 graduate of Winthrop University. She received a BS degree in Psychology and a MS and Specialist degree in School Psychology. Mr. Lamb is the son of Lynda and HL Russell of Thomasville, NC and David and Teresa Lamb of Asheboro, NC. He is a 2002 graduate of Southwestern Randolph High School and a 2006 graduate of North Carolina State University. He holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering and works as a Structural Engineer in Greenville, SC, for Fluor Enterprises.

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Mickey and Betty Rhodes of Trinity, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Lynn Rhodes, to James “Chip” Donald, both of Archdale, NC. The wedding is planned for July 10, 2010, at First Baptist Church, High Point, NC. Miss Rhodes is a graduate of Trinity High School. She is employed as Business Office Manager for Innovative Senior Care. Mr. Donald is the son of James Donald of Greensburg, PA and Dorothy Donald of Youngstown, OH. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He is an Insurance Agent for Hix Insurance Center.

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D.C. street gets audio tour, visitor center WASHINGTON (AP) – The historic district of Washington once known as the “Black Broadway” now has its own neighborhood heritage trail and visitor center. The group Cultural Tourism D.C. has introduced an audio tour for Washington’s U Street area. You can download

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it for free from the organization’s Web site; the link can be found at the bottom of the lefthand side of the organization’s home page at In addition, a visitor center opened Feb. 26 near 12th and U streets. Visitors can learn about the cultural life of this Af-

rican American neighborhood in the first half of the 20th century. It was home to jazz great Duke Ellington. Clubs and theaters drew top performers. Stops on the tour include the restored Lincoln Theater and the site of the first luxury hotel for African Americans in the once segregated capital city.

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Amy Frandsen To wed Mark Tysinger

Peter and Jackie Frandsen of High Point, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Frandsen, to Mark Tysinger, both of Greenville, NC. The wedding is planned for May 22, 2010, at Tuscany Gardens. Miss Frandsen is a graduate of T. W. Andrews High School and East Carolina University. She is pursuing a Master’s degree at East Carolina University and will complete her degree in May 2010. She is employed by Gander Direct in Greenville, NC. Mr. Tysinger is the son of Tom and Jan Tysinger of Greenville, NC. He is a graduate of J.H. Rose High School and East Carolina University. He is employed by the City of Greenville at River Park North.



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uestion: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard that ADHD is controversial and that it may not even exist. You obviously disagree and believe that ADHD does exist. Dr. Dobson: Yes, I disagree, although the disorder has become faddish and tends to be overdiagnosed. But when a child actually has this problem, I assure you that his or her parents and teachers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be convinced.


to consider the welfare of your children in deciding whether or not to seek a divorce. As empty as the marital relationship continues to be for you, it is likely, from what I know of your circumstances, that your kids will fare better if you choose to stick it out.

you ought to anticipate it as a dynamic time when your kids transition from childhood to full-fledged adulthood.

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Question: My marriage to my husband has been a very unsatisfying thing for me. I would divorce him if it were not for my concern for our three children. What does the research say about the impact of divorce on kids?

Question: My children are still in elemenâ&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  tary school, and I want to avoid adolescent rebellion in the future if I can. What can you tell me to help me get ready for this scary time?

Dr. Dobson: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now known that emotional development in children is directly related to the presence of warm, nurturing, sustained and continuous interaction with both parents. Anything that interferes with the vital relationship with either mother or father can have lasting consequences for the child. One landmark study revealed that 90 percent of children from divorced homes suffered from an acute sense of shock when the separation occurred, including profound grieving and irrational fears. Fifty percent reported feeling rejected and abandoned, and indeed, half of the fathers never came to see their children three years after the divorce. One-third of the boys and girls feared abandonment by the remaining parent, and 66 percent experienced yearning for the absent parent with an intensity that researchers described as overwhelming. Most significant, 37 percent of the children were even more unhappy and dissatisfied five years after the divorce than they had been at 18 months. In other words, time did not heal their wounds. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the real meaning of divorce. It is certainly what I think about, with righteous indignation, when I see infidelity and marital deceit portrayed on television as some kind of exciting game for two. The bottom line is that you are right

Dr. Dobson: I can understand why you look toward the adolescent years with some apprehension. This is a tough time to raise kids. Many youngsters sail right through that period with no unusual stresses and problems, but others get caught in a pattern of rebellion that disrupts families and scares their moms and dads to death. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent several decades trying to understand that phenomenon and how to prevent it. The encouraging thing is that the most rebellious teens usually grow up to be responsible and stable adults who canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember why they were so angry in earlier days. I once devoted a radio program to a panel of formerly rebellious teens that included three successful ministers, Rev. Raul Ries, Pastor Mike MacIntosh, and Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Dr. Billy and Ruth Graham. Each of them had been a difficult adolescent who gave his parents fits. With the exception of Raul, who had been abused at home, the other two couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall what motivated their misbehavior or why they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just go along and get along. That is often the way with adolescence. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a tornado that drops unexpectedly out of a dark sky, tyrannizes a family, shakes up the community, and then blows on by. Then the sun comes out and spreads its warmth again. Even though the teen years can be

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A laser beam opens up the drainage canal and thereby lowers eye pressure. HEALTH Something can go Dr. Paul wrong in Donohue any mediâ&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  cal procedure, but laser treatment for glaucoma is safe and effective. Surgery is another way to increase the drainage of fluid from the eye. A new canal is made. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often used if laser therapy has been unsuccessful. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to worry about glaucoma treatments. You do have to worry about letting glaucoma go untreated.

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Dear Dr. Donohue: I read your article on the health benefits of coffee. I stopped drinking it because I read that it depletes bones of calcium. Does it? Does decaf offer the same benefits? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; L.R. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean to turn coffee into a drink that everyone needs for good health. It does decrease the incidence of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes, but there are other ways to prevent these illnesses: diet, exercise, no smoking. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use it as a medicine. If you like to drink it, then you have more reasons for doing so other than its taste. Caffeine does not remove calcium from bones. Studies with decaf havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been done, so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if it offers the same rewards.



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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., addresses a crowd of mainly veterans at a Veterans Town Hall Meeting and endorsement news conference at the American Legion Post #1 Luke-Greenway Feb. 18 in Phoenix.

Former Arizona Republican congressman J.D. Hayworth (right) talks with Edward Amavisca, holding his daughter Isabelle Amavisca, as Hayworth campaigns Feb. 15 in Phoenix.

Conservative showdown High Point native Hayworth challenges McCain BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio and J.D. Hayworth have different styles and different backgrounds and they’re from opposite sides of the country. But both are hoping to win Senate seats by tapping into the energy of conservatives to defeat big-name, establishmentbacked Republicans. Rubio is well on his

J.D. Hayworth, a former congressman from Arizona, gave up a conservative radio talk show to challenge Sen. John McCain in the Republican primary. way in his effort against Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and easily made more out of his visit recently to the Conservative Political Action Conference. He was clearly the star, deliver-

ing the opening speech of the event to more than 3,000 people. Hayworth, who has entered the Republican primary against Arizona Sen. John McCain, had a less prominent role, speaking on a panel about First Amendment rights. But he, too, got rousing applause from a smaller crowd of about 200 at the Conservative Political Action Conference when he was introduced as a candidate challenging McCain, the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2008. The Arizona and Florida Senate primaries are in August. Hayworth used his brief time to denounce McCain for writing a law to limit how campaigns are financed — an effort that was set back last month when the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts on supporting or opposing candidates. Hayworth, a former congressman who gave up a conservative radio talk show to challenge McCain, is hoping to capture the anti-incumbent energy. Unlike Rubio, who didn’t directly mention Crist during his speech, Hayworth repeatedly and directly attacked McCain for working with Democrats on issues like immigration and campaign finance reform. “If you want to see how politicians undergo campaign-year conversions, you’ve got my friend,” Hayworth said before pausing. “I hate using that term, because he uses it all the time — you have my senior senator, John McCain.” Hayworth is more brash


Participants applaud television host Glenn Beck during as he addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington Feb. 20. than Rubio, but he also believes that there is a national movement against party establishment candidates. “What we’re seeing across the country is not anger as much as it is frustration and the feeling that there’s a disconnection among the current crop of elected leaders,” Hayworth said. “In much the same way that Governor Crist embraced Barack Obama, so, too, my opponent, our senior senator, has enabled President Obama to make some very unwise decisions.” Hayworth cited McCain’s support for closing the prison for terrorist suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and his opposition to harsh interrogation techniques that are widely considered torture. And just as Crist is constantly criticizing Rubio as someone who is not the true conservative he says he is, Hayworth questions

why McCain brags about launching a “scorched earth” campaign against him. “Arizona voters are coming up to me and saying ‘Where was this against Obama in the presidential race?”’ Hayworth said. “John is saving his scorn and his vitriol for a conservative. I don’t think that helps him.” Rubio has gained national attention by erasing Crist’s enormous lead in early polls with a message about conservative principles and repeatedly reminding people that the governor literally embraced President Barack Obama while campaigning for passage of the $787 billion federal stimulus package. A smooth, polished speaker, Rubio was a hit at the CPAC gathering. He was tailed by the news media and stopped often by excited supporters. He posed for scores of pictures. There was a lot of enthusiasm for the candi-


date that many scoffed at last May when he decided to challenge Crist. He’s clearly enjoying himself here. “It’s fun, but it’s even more fun because of what it’s about,” said the former Florida House speaker, the son of Cuban immigrants. “It’s not me, it’s the message, and I’m just blessed to be a messenger for a much bigger thing than any of us individually.” Crist is backed by top Washington Republicans, including Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who chairs the committee that helps elect Republicans to the Senate. Last summer, the Republican establishment tried forcing Rubio out of the race. At the time, Rubio was far behind Crist in the polls, struggling to raise money and losing staff. Since then, Rubio’s been talked up by conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint.

J.D. Hayworth, the conservative commentator and former Republican congressman from Arizona challenging Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., this year, has roots in High Point. Hayworth grew up in High Point and attended High Point Central High School, where he served in student government and starred on the Bison football team. He received an athletic scholarship to North Carolina State University, but his sports career was cut short. Hayworth graduated from North Carolina State in 1980, with a double major in political science and speech communication. He served as student body president his senior year. Hayworth turned to broadcast journalism and worked in television and radio in Raleigh and Spartanburg, S.C. He moved to Phoenix in the 1980s to become a sports anchor for a Phoenix area television station. He first was elected to the Arizona Sixth Congressional District in 1994 when Republicans swept into control of the U.S. House of Representatives.



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Machine helps with monitoring for birds flying near an active runway at Logan International Airport in Boston. A team was calibrating a radar unit designed to help avoid aircraft bird strikes at the airport.

Questions concern plane-bird collisions, health care reform THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Birds collide with airplanes thousands of times every year. The consequences can be harrowing – Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger ditching his jetliner in the Hudson River, for instance – or even catastrophic. So can more be done to protect aircraft from bird strikes? Curiosity about possible safety improvements 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 newsquestions@, 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 Internet-enabled cell phones. Go to http:// to learn more. Q. The House and Senate health care reform bills both prohibit denial of health insurance coverage because of pre-existing conditions. What does this mean in more detail? Would insurers be allowed to charge higher premiums to persons with pre-existing conditions? Could insurers force persons with pre-existing conditions into different tiers of coverage, deny certain tiers of coverage to persons with pre-existing conditions, or deny coverage of specific procedures, drugs or other remedies

because of a pre-existing condition? Jonathan Curtis Scranton, Pa. A. The short answer is no. Insurers would not be able to charge higher premiums on account of pre-existing medical problems, and would not be able to push people into skimpier coverage because of health issues. Under the Democratic bills, insurers would be able to charge higher premiums for only three reasons: age, family size and location – a reflection of the fact that medical costs vary dramatically across the country. Insurers would have discretion on how to design their plans and their drug menus, which usually group medications into different classes, with higher copayments for certain drugs. But they would have to treat everybody in the plan the same way. They could not charge higher copayments to people because of their medical history. The insurance protections would take effect in 2014. Before that, as a transition, Obama and the Democrats would boost funding for state high-risk pools to provide coverage for people turned down for commercial insurance because of medical problems. Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP Writer, Washington, D.C. Q. Why don’t airplane manufacturers design a reinforced screen that

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would protect engines from bird strikes? While some loss in fuel economy seems inevitable, it might be offset by lower insurance costs. As a person with a soft spot for animals, I also wonder if there isn’t some enhancement that could be made to the airplane’s onboard radar that would provide a warning when flocks of birds are in the flight path. Robert Enger Los Angeles A. Screens to prevent birds from getting sucked into aircraft engines have been considered in the past and rejected for several reasons. The screen would have to be very sturdy and possibly very heavy. Airplanes typically are traveling about 170 mph at takeoff. At that speed, a collision with a 10pound Canada goose has about the same force as dropping a 1,000-pound weight 10 feet. The extra weight of a screen would decrease fuel efficiency. But the main reason is concern that screens would impede airflow into engines, possible causing an engine to shut down. Screens could ice over – airliners typically cruise at altitudes where temperatures are well below zero. Ice would also disrupt airflow. There is research under way to help steer planes away from birds and birds away from planes. One possibility being looked into is equipping planes with pulsating ultraviolet lights that attract the attention of birds. The thought is that if birds see planes coming, they’ll fly in another direction. Joan Lowy AP Writer, Washington, D.C.

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Democrat faces uphill House bid MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE REGIONAL NEWS

SHELBY – Former Forest City Postmaster Jeff Gregory said that he wants to see true representation for the 10th Congressional District. “It’s time for the people of the 10th District to be heard and seriously represented,” he said. “I think that we need to take a ‘Big Dog’ approach for our district. I’m not afraid of getting on the front porch of Congress and barking loud for our people.” Gregory is a Cleveland County resident. He un-

derstands getting elected as a Democrat will be difficult in the Republicanleaning district in the Foothills now served by Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry. “Sure there will be many other candidates running for this seat who will have endless pockets of money,” he said. “However, I don’t need money to win for the people. I need their trust and confidence in me.” Gregory said he owes no allegiance to anyone but God, family, the people of the 10th District and the United States of America. “Special interest mon-

ies will have no home in my pockets,” he said. Gregory is a retired former U.S. postmaster after his discharge from the Air Force. “This seat in Congress is not about party, it is about helping the people, listening to the people, and truly caring about what happens to the people of this district. “In the past, too many politicians from our district have stood very quietly on the sidelines, not even making the effort to bring new economic growth, jobs, effective health care and crucial lower taxes to our area.”


LENOIR – It’s been one setback after another for crews with the W.C. English Co. as they try to complete the widening of U.S. 321 north from two to four lanes. So much so, that the job officially entered its fifth year in February. English, based in Lynch-

burg, Va., started the massive 6.57-mile widening project in February 2005 with a scheduled completion date set for August 2008. That target date has come and gone, and crews still are working on the nearly $65 million job. “When we first started, I did not imagine that we would still be working now,” said Frank Gioscio, the N.C. Department of Transportation resident

engineer for the project. “I thought it would go quicker. I didn’t know if we would get it done in three years, but I didn’t think it would take an additional two to get it done. That original three-year time frame was aggressive.” Numerous issues have led to delays for work crews. There have been several rock slides, issues with utilities and weather

problems, from snow and ice and heavy precipitation to extremely dry conditions. All have posed problems that have hampered the contractor’s ability to complete the project. “There are other jobs we need to be doing, but it’s been one setback after another for us,” said Henry McDaniel, English’s general superintendent for the job.

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Laura Bush memoir due out in May NEW YORK (AP) – Former first lady Laura Bush’s memoir is coming out in early May. “Spoken From the Heart” is scheduled for release May 4 from Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. It released a cover image last week showing a smiling closeup with her light brown hair brushed to the side. A memoir by her husband, former President George W. Bush, is due in the fall.



‘Twilight’ star in wax In this photo provided by Madame Tussauds, Merlin Studios artist Luke Fisher works on the clay head mold of actor Robert Pattinson, in London. Pattinson’s completed figure will be shown at Madame Tussauds in London and New York.

Rough economy? Just ask unemployed Spider-Man LOS ANGELES (AP) – Time to dust off that resume, Spider-Man. You’re fired! Don’t fret, the web-slinger will still be keeping New York City safe from Venom and Carnage and any number of other dastardly villains he’s tangled with over the years. But now he’s going to have to do it between trips to the unemployment line. On Wednesday, Peter Parker, Spider-Man’s nice guy alter-ego, heard the words, “You’re fired” from his cranky, long-suffering boss, Mayor J. Jonah Jameson. Worse still, Jameson not only sacks Parker, who makes his living as a photojournalist, he blacklists him with every news organization in town.

This of course raises all kinds of interesting questions: • How will Parker maintain his Spider-Man costumes? Dry-cleaning bills alone must run to several hundred dollars a year. • How will he keep buying the stuff he uses to spin those industrial-strength webs needed to hop from building to building? Surely he doesn’t pick that up at the 99 Cents Store. • Where is his next meal coming from? Would he be reduced to spinning webs outside supermarkets and trapping shopping carts in them? “Because we still want to sell comic books, I can’t answer those questions,” laughs Joe Quesada,

editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, which reveals the web spinner’s latest crisis in Issue No. 623. But while hard times may lie ahead, Spider-Man has gotten through hard times before. Just two years ago his marriage to beautiful Mary Jane came to an end when the villain Mephisto erased everyone’s memory of it. He landed on the unemployment line this time not because of the recession or even a downsizing news industry. You probably guessed it already, it was because of an evil villain. Spider-Man got wind of a plot AP to frame Jameson and exposed it An inside image is shown by digitally manipulating photos from Issue No. 623 of the he’d taken as Peter Parker. Spider-Man comic.


People watch the exhibition after the opening of a new museum on the life of Frederic Chopin, in Warsaw, Poland.

New museum on life of Chopin opens in Warsaw WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The last piano that Frederic Chopin composed on. A death mask made after he succumbed to what was probably tuberculosis. A lock of his brown hair. Those are among objects on display at a new museum dedicated to the life of the Romantic-era composer that opened on his 200th birthday last Monday in his native Poland. The interactive multimedia museum is located

in the center of Warsaw, where Chopin moved in infancy from a nearby country estate, and where he spent the first 20 years of his life before moving to Paris. Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski hailed it as “the most modern biographical museum in Europe and even the world” at a ceremonial opening that comes amid a year of celebrations of the muchrevered musician.

A central challenge that curators faced is the loss of many objects related to Chopin’s life. Some, like letters, were destroyed by women he was romantically involved with; others were consumed in the devastation of World War II. Polish authorities began gathering musical scores, sketches and other objects tied to Chopin in 1899 and are still pursuing them at auctions around the world, curator Alicja Knast said.

NONFICTION 1. “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” by John Hellermann and Mark Halperin (Harper) 2. “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide” by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion) 3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 4. “The Politician: An Insider’s Account of John Edwards’s Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down” by Andrew Young (Thomas Dunne Books) THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’S list reflects nationwide sales of hardcover books during the week ended last Saturday.

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FICTION 1. “Fantasy in Death” by J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult) 2. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult/ Amy Einhorn) 3. “Big Girl: A Novel” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 4. “Split Image” by Robert B. Parker (Putnam Adult)




Guilford County Schools choice of two: tossed salad, blackeyed peas, vegetable soup, fruit cobbler, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Mexican fiestada 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: baked beans, tossed salad, 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 of two: green peas, sweet

potato souffle, french fries, pineapple tidbits, roll, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or yogurt with Grahams or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Beef nuggets 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 dogs 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 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or spaghetti with roll or mini corn dogs; choice of two: green beans, baby carrots with dip, garden salad, apricots, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Breakfast chicken filet or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog with slaw and chili or chicken poppers with roll or vegetable beef soup with cheese toast; choice of two: garden salad, blackeyed peas, vegetable medley, pears, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Super donut or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll or sloppy joe on a bun or pizza dippers; choice of two: garden salad, green peas, steamed carrots, baked apples, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Egg and cheese omelet or cereal and toast, assorted fruit,

juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos or turkey and gravy casserole; choice of two: potato roaster, vegetarian beans, lettuce and tomato, fruit cocktail apple crisp, fresh fruit, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Peanut butter and jelly breakfast sandwich or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken fillet or hamburger/cheeseburger or steak and cheese sub; choice of two; steamed broccoli, sweet potato fries, lettuce and tomato, applesauce, fresh fruit, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or spaghetti with roll or mini corn dogs; choice of two: green beans, baby carrots with dip, garden salad, apricots, fresh fruit, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Breakfast chicken filet or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog with slaw and chili or chicken poppers with roll or veg-

etable beef soup with cheese toast; choice of two: garden salad, blackeyed peas, vegetable medley, pears, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Super donut or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with roll or sloppy joe on a bun or pizza dippers; choice of two: garden salad, green peas, steamed carrots, baked apples, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Egg and cheese omelet or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos or turkey and gravy casserole; choice of two: potato roaster, vegetarian beans, lettuce and tomato, fruit cocktail apple crisp, fresh fruit, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Peanut butter and jelly breakfast sandwich or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken fillet or hamburger/cheeseburger or steak and cheese sub; choice of two; steamed broccoli, sweet potato fries, lettuce and tomato, applesauce, fresh fruit, milk.

Randolph County Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken taco or cheese stuffed sticks with marinara sauce; choice of two: shredded lettuce and tomato, carrot sticks with ranch, blackeyed peas, fruit cobbler, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Maple-bit pancakes or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and pickles or fish nuggets with roll; choice of two: corn on the cob, tater tots, cole slaw, pineapple tidbits, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Meatloaf with roll or chicken nuggets with roll; choice of two: parsley potatoes, steamed cabbage, turnip greens, sliced pears, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or beefaroni with whole wheat

breadstick; choice of two: tossed salad, vegetable medley with cheese, applesauce, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Eggs and sausage with toast or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Turkey or chicken pie with roll or corndog nuggets; choice of two: mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced peaches, 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 nuggets with roll or country style steak with roll; choice of two: mashed potatoes, green beans, sliced peaches, 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: Toasted cheese sandwich or loaded baked potato with roll; choice of two: vegetable soup, car-

rot sticks with ranch, sherbet, 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: Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and pickles or chicken tender wrap; choice of two: tater tots, baked beans, mixed fruit, 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 hoagie with lettuce, tomato and pickles; choice of two: buttered corn, tossed salad, 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: Beefaroni with breadstick or cheese stuffed sticks with marinara; choice of two: tossed salad, peas and carrots, sliced pears, milk.

Thomasville City Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Beef taco or chicken wings or chef salad; choice of two: macaroni and cheese, baked beans, strawberries and bananas, oranges, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Superdonut, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Oven fried chicken with wheat roll or cheeseburger or chef salad; choice of two: potato wedges, steamed cabbage, cherries, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Cereal with graham crackers, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or chef salad; choice of two: chilled pineapple, pinto beans, seasoned corn, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken filet

or turkey sub or chef salad; choice of two: creamed potatoes, seasoned green beans, fruit sherbet, fresh fruit, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Creamed turkey with rice and wheat roll or ham and cheese sandwich or chef salad; choice of two: potatoes, chilled peaches, fresh fruit, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Beef taco or chicken wings or chef salad; choice of two: macaroni and cheese, baked beans, strawberries and bananas, oranges, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Superdonut, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Oven fried chicken with wheat roll or cheeseburger

or chef salad; choice of two: potato wedges, steamed cabbage, cherries, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Cereal with graham crackers, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or chef salad; choice of two: chilled pineapple, pinto beans, seasoned corn, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken filet or turkey sub or chef salad; choice of two: creamed potatoes, seasoned green beans, fruit sherbet, fresh fruit, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Creamed turkey with rice and wheat roll or ham and cheese sandwich or chef salad; choice of two: potatoes, chilled peaches, fresh fruit, milk.


This Jan. 31 file photo shows (from left) Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, of Lady Antebellum, arriving at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Lady Antebellum leads ACM Awards nods with 7 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it’s up for a leading seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced last week, in-



country. “We are blown away.” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are next with six nominations, Taylor Swift has five and Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley each have four. The Zac Brown Band and its frontman also had a big haul with the band cluding five for the grav- receiving four nominaity-defying hit “Need You tions and Brown taking Now.” two more individually. “You always hear The nominations were about the power of a announced by Reba great song, and there’s McEntire and Blake Shelno doubt that ‘Need You ton on CBS’ “The Early Now’ has definitely been Show.” a career-changer for us ... Lady A received nods but seven nominations?” for top vocal group and Dave Haywood said in album of the year for its a statement released as debut, “Lady Antebelthe band was flying cross lum,” as well as single

The awards show will be held April 18 in Las Vegas.

record as artist and producer, song as artist and composer and video of the year for “Need You Now.” The run for Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Haywood started last July when “I Run To You” hit No. 1. The band picked up two Country Music Association Awards in November, both the single “Need You Now” and the album of the same name have exceeded sales expectations and the band picked up a Grammy Award, too. “Great songs, great music, they’re fresh, they’re new,” McEntire said when asked on air about their platinum popularity. “Their music is totally different and we love it.” Underwood, Chesney, Swift, Paisley, the Zac Brown Band, George Strait, Keith Urban and Toby Keith are nominated for entertainer of the year, the top honor given out at the April 18 awards in Las Vegas.

‘Glee’ cast to hit the road for 4-city tour NEW YORK (AP) – Sick of singing along to “Glee” at home? Well, get ready to watch the performers live on tour. The Fox network said Monday that the cast of the Golden Globe awardwinning show about a high school glee club will hit four cities in May. “Glee Live In Concert” kicks off May

18 in Phoenix and will visit Los Angeles and Chicago, then wrap up in New York on May 29. The hit comedy series recently won Screen Actors Guild and People’s Choice awards. New episodes begin April 13. Tickets for the tour go on sale March 12.

David Rubenstein named Kennedy Center’s chairman WASHINGTON (AP) – David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, was named the sixth chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Rubenstein, 60, of Bethesda, Md., was elected to help oversee the center’s finances and fundraising beginning in May, though he plans no major changes, he said. “I went into public service and was inspired to do so in part by President Kennedy when I was a young man,” Rubenstein said. “The Kennedy Center is kind of a living memorial to him, and to

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Monday – Breakfast: Cinnamon tastries or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Macaroni and cheese or chicken fillet sandwich; 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, 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;






Smithsonian turns down suit worn by O.J. Simpson was stolen from him. The suit was indirectly responsible for Simpson’s LOS ANGELES – What current predicament: The O.J. Simpson wore when former NFL star is imhe was acquitted in 1995 prisoned in Nevada for a of murdering his ex-wife bungled effort to reclaim and her friend was the items of his memorabilia suit seen around the from a Las Vegas hotel world during one of the room. most watched televised Simpson had been told moments in history. the suit was in the room But the Smithsonian and was being offered Institution, America’s for sale, along with other repository of historical artifacts of his life. It artifacts, rejected it Tues- turned out the suit wasn’t day as inappropriate for there. their collection. The Smithsonian anAnnouncement of the nounced its decision with museum’s snub came the a terse announcement on morning after a Califorits Web site. nia judge approved the “The Smithsonian’s donation as the soluNational Museum of tion to a 13-year court American History will battle over the carefully not be collecting O.J. tailored tan suit, white Simpson’s suit,” it said. shirt and yellow and tan “The decision was made tie. by the museum’s curaThe ensemble has tors together with the been held by Simpson’s director.” former sports agent, Mike Gilbert, who has the Gilbert. suit in storage, said he Fred Goldman, the fawas disappointed with ther of the man Simpson the decision. was accused of killing “Whether we like it or in 1994, had been fightnot, it’s part of American ing Gilbert for the suit, history,” he said. “I’m which Simpson has said disappointed that they BY LINDA DEUTSCH AP SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT


In this Oct. 3, 1995, photo, O.J. Simpson (center) reacts as he is found not guilty of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, as members of his defense team, F. Lee Bailey (left) and Johnnie Cochran Jr. (right) look on in court in Los Angeles. didn’t wait to hear from me and consider my vision of how it should be displayed.” Attorney Ronald P. Slates, who represents Simpson, said he’s keeping his client informed about the donation effort. Superior Court Judge Joseph S. Biderman consulted Simpson by phone Monday, then approved Gilbert’s plan after Simpson said he would agree as long as no one made any money.

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Bullock, Bridges join Oscar presenters LOS ANGELES (AP) – Academy Awards frontrunners Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges and at least four other nominees are hitting the Oscar stage as presenters. Joining Bridges and Bullock as Oscar presenters will be fellow acting nominees Matt Damon,

Anna Kendrick and Carey Mulligan and directing contender Quentin Tarantino. Bridges is the best-actor favorite for “Crazy Heart” at today’s show, and Bullock is widely expected to win best actress for “The Blind Side.”

Mulligan also is nominated for best actress for “An Education.” Damon is up for supporting actor in “Invictus,” and Kendrick is up for supporting actress for “Up in the Air.” Tarantino is nominated for “Inglourious Basterds.”


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