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Some want department heads to live in Thomasville

Discussion resumes Officials: No info on where employees reside



THOMASVILLE – When he hung up his badge for the last time last year, Ronald Bratton, Thomasville’s former police chief, was the last of the city’s department heads to live in the city. Now, Bratton, the councilman, wants to see Thomasville’s next manager, as well as police and fire chiefs, live in Thomasville. “I think it would be advantageous,” Bratton said. “I just feel like you are part of a community.” The possibility of requiring department heads

to live in the city became a heated issue last year when the city of T h o m a s - WHERE DO ville hired THEY LIVE? Jeff Insley, a Salisbury Thomasville resident, as and employee its police residency chief. After ■■■ Insley was hired, it also came to light that all of the city’s department heads and its manager do not live in Thomasville. Earlier this year, Councilwoman Jackie Jackson brought the issue up again, but no action was taken. The issue, which is still under review, also was discussed at the City Council’s retreat in closed session, where city officials declined to discuss what happened behind closed doors. City officials have refused to reveal how many of its employees currently live in the city. Around the time of Bratton’s retirement, City Manager Kelly Craver had said none of the city’s department heads lived in the city. As the Chair City’s police chief, Bratton said his residency on Gail Street

in Thomasville allowed him to be “less than 10 to 15 minutes away” from anything that happened in the city. Jackson previously said department heads should live in the city because they are “making decisions that impact their residents.” Like Bratton, Jackson has said that the police and fire chiefs should live in Thomasville. “Those are safety reasons in my opinion,” Jackson said. “If they lived half an hour away and we had a major fire or major safety issue, where the fire chief is needed or chief of police, that incident could likely be over before they even get into Thomasville.” Councilmen Neal Grimes and David Yemm agree the city’s policy should remain unchanged, allowing department heads to live outside the city, so that Thomasville can attract the most qualified candidates. “Nothing would be finer than to have all of your key people to live in the town in which you serve,” Grimes said. “In my view, that’s just not very practical. The main thing we’ve got to do is ensure that we get the best people qualified to do the jobs for our



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department heads, whether it’s the city manager, the chiefs and department heads.” “I just think a city as small as Thomasville, if you put a restriction on the employees as far as where they live, then you are going to limit the number of qualified candidates,” Yemm said. “... You have people (department heads) who are making $60,000, $70,000 and $80,000 as well. The type of home that they are going to want to live in, there are not many places in Thomasville that somebody who is making that kind of money is going to look to purchase a home. “You’ve got to look at that as well. It would be nice if somebody lived in close driving distance, but also in today’s technology, we are always accessible to the city manager by email, cell phone or text message,” Yemm added. “We can get in touch with him really quick if we need him, no matter where he is.” | 888-3657

THOMASVILLE – Though they are discussing a possible policy to require some city employees to live in the city limits, Thomasville officials won’t reveal just how many of its employees live outside its borders. Thomasville officials denied a request by The High Point Enterprise to disclose how many employees actually live in Thomasville and surrounding cities. The city currently has no residency policy for its employees, department heads or city manager to live in Thomasville. Responding to The High Point Enterprise’s request, City Attorney Paul Mitchell said Thomasville officials are not required to release the information unless the city had already conducted a “study.” City Manager Kelly Craver then told The High Point Enterprise that the request had been denied. “That list is not populated,” he said. “We have no such list. We don’t have that information to release to you.” The city of High Point released information in 2006 to The High Point Enterprise that indicated more than half of the city’s 1,400 plus workers lived outside of High Point. North Carolina general statutes limit specific information that can be released concerning state and local employees, but some information must be disclosed. That information includes name, age, date of original employment, current position, title, current salary, date and amount of most recent increase or decrease in salary, date of most recent promotion, demotion, transfer, suspension, separation, or other change in position classification, and the office


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City Council to hear funding requests


The High Point Area Arts Council is asking for less ($117,063) than it got for this year ($123,224), while two other HIGH POINT – The High Point City organizations that have received no Council is scheduled to take up fund- city funding in recent years – the Pieding requests from outside agencies during its meeting Monday. The public will have a chance to comment on requests totaling $255,563 from 10 agencies during a public hearing scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The total is down slightly from what the council approved in the current budget. The Piedmont Triad Ambulance & mont Triad Film Commission ($15,000) Rescue Squad, the National Guard, and the Rosetta C. Baldwin Foundathe Guilford County Historic Pres- tion and Museum ($35,000) – are makervation Commission and the The- ing requests this year. atre Art Gallery all have requested No funding request is proposed for the same amount from the city. A the High Point Alliance for Workforce continuation of the $50,000 in N.C. Preparedness, which received $50,000 Shakespeare Festival theater-rental last year contingent upon meeting credits awarded last year also is re- council directives. quested. The council also is scheduled to

Because of the Easter holiday, only a limited number of coupons will be part of The High Point Enterprise’s edition today, and the number of special advertising sections also will be lower than usual, Enterprise Circulation Director Daniel Pittman said.

Ceola Ross Baber, dean of the School of Education at North Carolina A&T State University, received a $50,000 grant from the Historically Minority Colleges and Universities Consortium of North Carolina. The grant is an implementation of the Charles Hamilton Houston Summer Leadership Institute for Adolescent Black Males.


Before you read... The Thomasville City Council is discussing a proposal that may require all its department heads to live within Thomasville’s city limits. The issue was raised last year after the city hired a new police chief who doesn’t reside in the city limits. Officials soon learned, at that time, that none of the city’s department heads lived in Thomasville. The issue came up again at this year’s city retreat. A policy again is under discussion, but now Thomasville officials won’t reveal where its department heads live, or how many of its regular employees live inside the city. This three-part series examines the issue of employee residency, and why the city won’t shed light on where its employees live, and why they believe such a policy is needed.



The public will have a chance to comment on requests for $225,563 from 10 agencies.

consider taking action to refinance $22 million in bonds in order to save $840,725. The measure involves water and sewer and public improvement bonds from 2002 and 2005 and is designed to take advantage of low interest rates. Action on the water and sewer bonds, as well as authorization for two-thirds bonds and action on the 2004 bonds, will be on the council agendas this month and next. The sale and issuance of all bonds is scheduled for June. In another matter, city officials will ask the council to adopt ordinances for the demolition of six structures on Grant Street, Brockett Avenue, Springfield Road and Richardson Street that have been deemed substandard because of multiple minimum housing code violations.


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High Point commissioner candidates to attend forum BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

GUILFORD COUNTY – Two High Pointers seeking a Board of Commissioners seat in the May 4 primary have been invited to a 7 p.m. Monday candidates forum at Greensboro College. The District 2 commissioners seat became vacant earlier this year when Republican Commissioner Steve Arnold of High Point announced his retirement after 20 years. Voters will have a chance to question Republican candidates Bill Bencini and Myrene Stanley when the forum, also sponsored by the League of Women Voters, shifts to the Board of Commissioners contest at 8 p.m.

Bencini is a member of High Point City Council who has worked in the furniture industry since 1976. Stanley is chairman of the High Point Republican Women’s Club but has never run for elected office. She is a lab technician at an orthodontic laboratory. No Democrat filed for the District 2 race. Voters also will have a chance to question sheriff contenders during the 7 p.m. segment in the college’s Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center at the corner of Tate and W. Market streets. Sheriff BJ Barnes, 59, has lobbied for a new jail nearly the entire 16 years he has held office. A new $85 million jail annex is under construction in downtown Greensboro.

Opposing Barnes in the Republican primary is newcomer and small business owner Scott A. Jones of Pleasant Garden. Former U.S. Marshall and Guilford County chief deputy sheriff Harlon E. Costner, a 60-year-old former Republican, was the first Democrat to announce a challenge last year. Other candidates in the Democratic primary are C.B. Goins of Greensboro, Phil Wadsworth of Pleasant Garden, and James L. Zimmerman Sr. of McLeansville, who ran unsuccessfully in 2006. The winning candidate will oversee the opening of the jail annex, scheduled for 2012. | 888-3626

Residency requirements not uncommon BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

TRIAD – While Thomasville has no residency policy for its employees, department heads and manager, some surrounding cities do mandate where its manager and department heads live. Archdale City Manager Jerry Yarborough said the city manager’s residency is subject to the City Council’s approval. Yarborough, who now lives in Archdale, had his original residency of High Point waived when he was hired as Archdale’s city manager. The city of Archdale has no residency require-



Residency issue again rears its head. 1A ment for its employees, Yarborough said. City Manager Ann Bailie said she was told when she was hired for the post that she would be required to live in Trinity. In High Point, the city manager, city clerk and assistant city managers must reside within the corporate limits. Department directors must reside within the city of High Point’s planning area, said City Manager Strib Boynton. | 888-3657


‘Record does not exist’ FROM PAGE 1

or station to which the employee is currently assigned. The release of residential addresses of employees is not included on the list of information that could be released because it protects the rights of employees, Mitchell said. But The High Point Enterprise did not request specific addresses concerning Thomasville employees, just a number or percent-

age of its employees who live outside of the city. Craver said there is no public record existing that tells how many employees live outside the city. “It’s not a public records request,” Craver said as he explained why general residency information would not be released. “That public record does not exist.” | 888-3657


An increasingly familiar sight

Wildfires burn in western NC

A Bobcat, owned and operated by Brian Gore of Gores Tree Service of High Point, picks up tree parts to be loaded and hauled away at Mason Manor, located on N. Main Street close to Plank Road. This will be a sight played out many times over the coming weeks as trees and other debris will have to be disposed of following the tornado that touched down in High Point last Sunday.

Daughter says father who died in wreck was loyal, hard-working Calvin Johnson died on the scene. His wife was airlifted to CaroliSTATESVILLE – Judy Lunsford nas Medical Center, where she rebelieves her father’s quick think- mained Friday. Lunsford described ing saved her mother’s life on her mother’s prognosis as “good.” The driver of the Dodge, Glendon Thursday afternoon. Calvin Johnson and his wife Shelton Jr. of Charlotte, refused Mary were driving toward States- treatment at the scene. “We know that he did everything ville in their 1996 Lincoln around 2:30 p.m. when a 2007 Dodge that he could do to get out of the way,” was trying to pass a slower-mov- Lunsford said of her 81-year-old ing vehicle hit their car head on, father. “He was a very intelligent according to State Highway Patrol man, an instant thinker.” Union Grove resident Lori StanTrooper Sgt. Mark Little. MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

ton said she was mowing her lawn when the wreck occurred a couple hundred yards away from her house. “It was horrible,” she said. Johnson, the owner of Cutting Systems Inc. and a father of six, was described by his daughter as a strong man who still went to work as an octogenarian. He was a charitable man, who had a strong faith in God, she said. Calvin Johnson and his children worked together in the family business in Union Grove for years.

SWANNANOA (AP) – Firefighters have been dealing with more than a dozen wildfires in western North Carolina and officials say one man died when he suffered a medical condition while trying to control a trash fire. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reported on its Web site that the man died Friday afternoon just as firefighters arrived.

His name has not been released. That fire was put out, but officials say three fires continued to burn Saturday, covering about 83 acres. That’s on top of 12 fires Friday covering 96 acres. North Carolina Division of Forest Resources ranger Dave Walker said the largest fire covered 35 acres near Swannanoa.




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Chef has 9 reasons his octopus tastes better TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) – Nineopus. Novopus. Freak of nature. Whatever you want to call it, the nine-legged octopus probably had a leg up on all the other creatures in the Gulf of Mexico – until it was caught and found its way to Hellas Bakery and Restaurant in Florida. Head Chef Emmanuel

Psomas says he was steaming the octopus Thursday when he discovered that it seemed, well, leggier than normal. Psomas says he’s cooked octopus for 40 years – it’s a Greek delicacy – and has never seen one with an extra leg. He says he counted the legs three times in disbelief.

“I’m like, this can’t be,” Psomas said. “I’ve seen a lot of octopus.” He’s keeping the octopus in his refrigerator for now, but he plans to enjoy it soon with a bit of vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and herbs. While unusual, marine experts say that the extra leg on the octopus is likely due to genetic mutation.

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Pier opens at Myrtle Beach Visitors walk toward the 14th Avenue North Pier on the new Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk that opened to the public Friday in Myrtle Beach. Complete from the 14th Avenue Pier to Fourth Avenue North, the boardwalk will be open and the remaining three blocks, from Fourth Avenue North to First Avenue North, are still under construction and should be ready no later than early June.

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WINSTON-SALEM – A judge’s ruling against BB&T Corp. in a whistleblower lawsuit is a significant victory under a law passed eight years ago that is designed to protect people who expose their companies’ wrongdoings, a national advocate for whistle-blowers said Friday. “It’s significant because it’s been very hard for employees to win cases under that law,” said Stephen Kohn, the executive director of the National Whistleblowers Center in Washington. “Her case is extremely credible, and the Securities and Exchange Commission and other oversight agencies should open an aggressive investigation into the company.” On Thursday, a federal administrative-law judge, Jeffrey Tureck, ruled that BB&T, which has its headquarters in WinstonSalem, must rehire Amy Stroupe, a former corporate investigator whom the bank fired in 2007 after she uncovered a Ponzi

scheme financed in part by more than $20 million in loans from the bank. Tureck also ruled that Stroupe is entitled to three years of back pay with interest. Stroupe and her attorneys have not yet determined how much back pay BB&T owes. A spokeswoman for BB&T, Cynthia Williams, said that the bank believes that the ruling is erroneous and doesn’t accurately reflect what occurred. “BB&T adamantly denies doing anything wrong and will be filing an appeal in this matter,” Williams said in a statement. She declined further comment. After her firing, Stroupe filed a whistle-blower lawsuit under the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which was passed in 2002 in reaction to the corporate scandals at Enron Corp. and World Com Inc. Part of the law was designed to protect whistleblowers. Stroupe said she cried yesterday when she heard about the ruling. “I was so grateful for having the ability to go into the court and be completely honest about every-

thing and not have to try to exaggerate things in my favor,” she said. “I knew I was right and (the judge) saw it in my favor.” Stroupe accused BB&T of firing her because she uncovered more than 120 loans to borrowers buying lots in the Village of Penland, a development in Mitchell County that state officials shut down in 2007. It was one of the largest fraud cases in state history. State officials said that the developers had wasted more than $100 million from investors, using a classic Ponzi scheme in which money from new investors pays off the mortgages of other investors. BB&T officials testified last summer during a nine-day hearing in Winston-Salem that Stroupe was fired because she had been told to not discuss her investigations with other employees who were not involved and to not talk about a regional bank manager with whom she had had several conflicts. BB&T said it also fired her for missing a half-day of work without getting permission.

BURLINGTON – When the man dubbed the “D.C. Sniper” was terrorizing Virginia, Maryland and Washington for several weeks in 2002, no one knew there was a woman already very familiar with John Allen Muhammad’s fear tactics. His ex-wife, Mildred Muhammad, had already fought him to regain custody of their three children, who he had abducted two years before. She knew that John Muhammad was capable of abuse. Mildred Muhammad, who is now a spokeswoman for victims and survivors of domestic violence, will share the details of her story Tuesday in Alamance County. Muhammad will speak at a fundraiser for Family Abuse Services that starts at 6 p.m. at Occasions Restaurant at 286 E. Front St. in Burlington. The dinner and speech

is sponsored by the Men for Change committee that is working with Family Abuse Services. All proceeds will be used to help victims of domestic violence in the county by providing shelter, transitional housing, court advocacy, Hispanic outreach, visitation services and community education. Pam Thompson, coordinator of community programs for Family Abuse Services, thinks Mildred Muhammad’s story is a compelling one, especially as it relates to educating people about the horrors of domestic violence. “She had such a story to tell, and we really wanted everybody to hear it,” Thompson said. John Muhammad stalked his exwife to the Washington, D.C., area. He and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, then 17, killed 10 people and wounded three others during a three-week period in 2002.



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Haiti to use rubble in rebuilding PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) – The rubble from Haiti’s shattered capital is rising in heaps at the port, dumped for sorting and recycling by a fleet of heavy, exhaustbelching trucks. A tangle of twisted metal and broken blocks, it’s an eyesore for now.

But officials planning the reconstruction see only value in the debris: material to build roads, expand the waterfront and try to make Port-auPrince better than before the Jan. 12 earthquake. About 90 percent of the construction debris can be recycled. Already,

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Iraqis in military uniforms kill 24 in Sunni area BAGHDAD (AP) – Gunmen trying to pass themselves off as U.S. and Iraqi soldiers raided a Sunni village outside Baghdad and killed at least 24 people in an execution-style attack, apparently targeting a Sunni group that revolted against al-Qaida in Iraq, authorities and witnesses said Saturday. The bloodshed late Friday comes amid increasing concerns that insurgents will

take advantage of Iraq’s political turmoil to further destabilize the country, nearly a month after parliamentary elections failed to give any candidate a decisive win. Many fear a drawn-out political debate could spill over into violence and complicate American efforts to speed up troop withdrawals in the coming months. Details remained sketchy, but police said gunmen traveling in at least four cars

raided three homes in Hawr Rijab, killing 19 men and five women after binding them in handcuffs. Some of the victims, police said, were marched onto the roofs of their homes and slain there. Some had broken arms and legs, indicating they had been tortured before they were shot, police said. One witness said many were so badly brutalized that they were “beyond recognition.�



Worshippers reach for a crucifix during a mass at Mar Youssif Chaldean Church in Baghdad Saturday during preparations for Easter with Mass in the Iraqi churches taking place today.




Pope celebrates Easter amid abuse scandal VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated Easter Vigil as the Vatican newspaper denounced what it called a “vile defamation operation� against him concerning the clerical abuse scandal. Benedict presided over the evening service in St. Peter’s Basilica, which commemorates the night before Easter, when Christians believe Christ rose from the dead.

Nightclub shooting kills 7 in Mexico MEXICO CITY – A shootout between rival gangs at a nightclub left seven people dead in a Mexican Gulf coast city besieged by drug-related battles, while rumors of gunfire prompted people to flee a street fair where singer Jenni Rivera had been about to perform. Five men and two women were killed late Friday in the shootout between rival gangs at the nightclub in Tampico, the state government of Tamaulipas said on its Web site.

Ahmadinejad: New sanctions will help Iran TEHRAN, Iran – Faced with the prospect of new sanctions because of Iran’s nuclear defiance, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that new penalties would only strengthen the country’s technological progress by encouraging it to become more self-sufficient. In a speech, Ahmadinejad also rejected President Barack Obama’s offers of engagement, saying “three or four beautiful words� don’t mean U.S. policies have changed under his administration.

Divers enter Chinese mine where 153 trapped XIANGNING, China – The first group of rescuers and divers entered a flooded Chinese mine where 153 workers have been trapped for almost a week, but returned within hours Saturday and called the situation underground “very difficult.� There were no further signs of life after tapping was heard the previous day. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS




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Girl, 12, arrested for doodling to sue NEW YORK – A 12year-old girl who was hauled out of her New York City school in handcuffs for doodling on her desk has started legal action against the city over her arrest. A lawyer for Alexa Gonzalez filed legal papers seeking $1 million in damages, saying the Queens girl was subjected to overly harsh treatment. Alexa was arrested at her junior high in February after scribbling “I love my friends Abby and Faith” on her desk with an erasable marker.

Justice to decide soon on retiring WASHINGTON – Justice John Paul Stevens says he’ll decide soon about retiring – for his own peace of mind and to give President Barack Obama and the Senate plenty of time to replace him. Stevens turns 90 this month and is the oldest justice. He tells The New York Times that he knows he must “fish or cut bait.” His retirement would give Obama his second Supreme Court pick.

Police search for missing girl GREELEY, Colo. – Police on foot and on horseback were searching open areas near the home of a 12-year-old girl for any sign of the missing sixth-grader. Kayleah Wilson was last seen March 28 at about 3:40 p.m. when she left her home to walk to a friend’s birthday party about a mile away, across a busy highway. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS

from structural engineers Friday night to enter the affected areas of the Tesoro Corp. refinery and begin their investigation. The blast shook houses and woke people miles away at about 12:30 a.m. Friday.



Teens on Easter egg hunt find body DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say two teenagers who wandered away from their younger siblings at an Easter egg hunt have found a body at a Des Moines park. Police Sgt. Chris Scott says the teens came across the man’s body in a wooded area at Beaverdale Park on Saturday morning. Police say they don’t suspect foul play, and an autopsy is planned.

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Jerry Hupf walks through the flood-damaged first floor of his house in Cranston, R.I., Saturday.

Flooding brings 2 churches closer WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) – At St. Joseph Church, the Easter Sunday flock will be a little bigger than usual this year. Maybe a little damp, too. Spared from damage because of its hilltop location, the Roman Catholic church in the heart of flood-ravaged West Warwick is taking in parishioners from nearby Sacred Heart Church, which wasn’t so lucky. Flood waters from the Pawtuxet River heavily damaged the basement of that church and two rectory buildings on the property

this week, rendering it unsafe for worship. The timing was particularly bad. Easter Sunday is a sacred holiday for Catholics, who celebrate Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection with a week’s worth of observations leading up to today. So when St. Joseph pastor Rev. Charles Downing found out about the damage to the church 100 yards away, he offered a helping hand. “Easter is always a full church,” said Downing. “We will be squeezing people in this weekend especially.”

5 arrests made in New Jersey child gang-rape case TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Two adults and three juveniles have been charged with gang-raping a 7-yearold girl who was sold by her 15-year-old stepsister during a party at a crimeridden apartment building, police said Saturday. Details on the arrests were to be announced at a Saturday night news conference at police headquarters in Trenton, the state’s capital city. Police said the girl was offered for sale by her 15-year-old stepsister on March 28.

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Cooperstown police work a crime scene involving an SUV that came to rest on a fence near the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, N.Y., Friday.

Teen shoots classmate, self at NY police station COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A white schoolboy with a rifle chased a black classmate into a police station near the National Baseball Hall of Fame and shot him, then himself, as the lone officer on duty closed in, authorities said. The shooter, 16, was hospitalized with a serious wound after shooting himself in the chin, police said

Saturday. The other boy, also 16, was hit in the arm. He was treated at a hospital and released. The shooting happened Friday afternoon at the small headquarters of the Cooperstown Police Department, across the street from the baseball museum. It began when the white teen stepped out of a car with a .22-caliber

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Lawyer: ESPN’s Erin Andrews getting death threats LOS ANGELES (AP) sentenced last month to – Erin Andrews has been 21⁄2 years in federal prison getting death threats in for secretly shooting nude a stream of e-mails to a videos of the ESPN remedia outlet, an attorney porter. for the ESPN reporter and “He refers to Barrett “Dancing with the Stars” in his e-mail in a way to contestant said Friday. make clear to us that situAttorney Marshall ation had some influence,” Grossman said that the Grossman said, but added media outlet, which he that the man appeared to have no ties to Barrett. The FBI has been notified, Grossman said. He said the man’s identity is known to law enforcement and is believed to live on the East Coast. An e-mail message left for an FBI spokeswoman was not did not identify, had re- immediately returned. Andrews is not yet seekceived at least a dozen e-mails since September ing a restraining order threatening Andrews and but has asked ABC to beef passed them to her repre- up its security on “Dancing with the Stars,” Grosssentatives Thursday. The e-mails were at first man said. Private security also sexual, but the most recent were explicitly vio- has been hired to protect lent and “threatened Erin Andrews and her family. Andrews has no plans of with murder,” Grossman said. They also had de- quitting the show. “She’s not the type to be tails about location and easily threatened,” Grossmethod. The messages discuss man said. “She has every the case of Michael Da- intention to meet her oblivid Barrett, who was gations.”

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Sarah Palin special airs after interview disputes NEW YORK (AP) – After an uproar by two bigname subjects of canned interviews, Sarah Palin’s first TV special aired Thursday on Fox News Channel. During “Real American Stories,” the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate narrated heart-tugging profiles of Americans overcoming adversity and helping others. “Heroism, courage, generosity and a warrior spirit – these are things that unite all Americans,” said Palin, clad in a bright red blazer, at the top of the hour. Stories included that of George Weiss, a wealthy businessman who helps prepare underprivileged students for college and

pays for their education. After the profile, Palin introduced her studio Palin audience to a group of grade-school students being helped by Weiss’ Say Yes to Education Foundation. “There’s such power in this idea of the voluntary private-sector contribution that George and others now are making,” Palin said. Other stories told of Jason Dunham, a heroic Marine who gave his life to save his comrades in Iraq, and by Cole Massie, a child with cerebral palsy who was inspired to walk by his service dog.






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Donna A. James, managing director of Lardon & Associates, will be the keynote speaker for North Carolina A&T State University’s spring commencement. The commencement will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 8 at the Greensboro Coliseum. James is a 1979 A&T graduate.

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Meghan Payne donned bunny ears at the City Lake Park egg hunt on Saturday.

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Egg shells and cottontails Children kick off Easter with annual hunt ket and rushing onto the field for candy and plastic eggs filled with small toys. HIGH POINT – There was a certain The egg hunt, along with weather fluffy, cotton-tailed celebrity that in the upper 70s Saturday, was a three-year-old Brianna Day waited great way to welcome in the springeagerly to see at High Point City time and give people in the comLake Park’s annual egg hunt yes- munity a fun day at the park, said terday. Richard Shore, recreation supervi“There he is. There he is,” she sor for the city’s parks and recresaid, pointing a small finger at the ation department. Easter bunny when he appeared The candy and plastic eggs were at the event. “This is the Easter scattered across a roped-off area for bunny.” the children. Egg hunts for three She knew exactly what his pres- different age groups were held, ence meant as well – “Easter eggs, including hunts for children ages surprises and baskets,” she said, three and under, four to seven and just before grabbing her own bas- eight to 10. The park’s rides were in BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

full operation for the event, which Shore said usually draws about 2,000 people to the park. “It’s kind of like a grand opening for the park every year,” he said. “We just want to give the young people a chance to play and ride and enjoy the park.” While Day collected as many goodies on the field as she could find, seven-year-old Zion Luster waited on the sidewalk for the next egg hunt. “I think it’s OK to let the little kids go first because I wouldn’t want them to get hurt by the bigger kids,” Luster said. “But I’m really excited. I can’t wait.”

Luster said she came to the egg hunt that day to spend time with her mom, dad and two brothers. “I thought I might make some new friends here and get a lot of candy and feel the fresh air and spend time with my family,” she said. After returning from the egg hunt for four to seven year olds with a plastic bag full of pink and yellow eggs, she discovered it was worth the wait. “The most exciting part was just running out there (to get the eggs),” she said. | 888-3617


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Robert Baxley..................High Point Andrew Brown..............High Point Ernest Jensen...............Thomasville THOMASVILLE –Bonnie Ralph Sheppard Sr.........High Point Bonnie Taylor................Thomasville Jean Taylor went to be Nelda Vernon.................High Point with Our Lord, Thursday afternoon, April 1, 2010. The High Point Enterprise She was born January publishes death notices 19, 1952 in Elmira, New without charge. Additional York, a daughter of Richinformation is published ard Taylor and Evelyn for a fee. Obituary informa- Bliss Taylor. She was a tion should be submitted former registered nurse with Thomasville Medithrough a funeral home. cal Center and was of the Catholic faith. Surviving are daughters, Lori Curtiss of ClemHIGH POINT – Mr. Robmons, N.C. and Kelly Curert Walter Baxley, 86, of tiss of Lexington, N.C.; Marywood Dr. in High her mother, Evelyn B. Point passed away on Taylor of Elmira Heights, Tuesday, March 30th at New York; sisters, JuForsyth Medical Hospidith Brien, Susan Taylor tal. and Mary Beth Taylor all Born January 8, 1924 of Elmira Heights, New in Albemarle, NC, a son York; brothers, Richard of the late Barney B. and Taylor, Jr. and Daniel Jessie Irene Penfield Taylor, both of New MexBaxley. He had lived in ico, Thomas Taylor of the this area most of his life, home, Terrence Taylor was a member of Charity of Charlotte and Michael Baptist Church and also Taylor of Thomasville; attended Trulite Baptist and five grandchildren. Church. He married the A Celebration of Life former Rebecca (Becky) Service will be held MonBoulding who survives of day, April 5, 2010 at 4 P.M. the residence. at our Lady of the Rosary Also surviving are two Church in Lexington, N.C. children, Elizabeth Ann with Father Al Gondek Baxley of Pinnacle and ad Rev. John Smith offiDanny Robert Baxley ciating. A welcoming of & wife Marsha of High family and friends will be Point. Robert is also surheld at the church prior to vived by five grandchilthe service from 2 until 4 dren, Saprina Slaydon P.M. and husband Chip, Scott The family request meBaxley and wife Samanmorials be directed to Libtha, Wendy Thompson, erty Hospice, 1007 LexingShannon Thompson and ton Avenue, Thomasville, husband Bobby and Mary N.C. 27360. Savalle and husband J.C. Green & Sons FuFrank; seventeen great neral Home is assisting grandchildren; two greatthe family. great grandchildren; one On-line condolences niece and one nephew. may be sent to the Taylor A funeral service will family at www.jcgreenbe help on Tuesday, April 6, in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Dr., High Point at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverends Roland Shepley, Scott Baxley and HIGH POINT – Andrew John King officiating. Brown, 69, died April 3, Interment will follow at 2010, at High Point ReFloral Garden Park Cem- gional Hospital. etery. The family will rePeople’s Funeral Serceive friends on Monday, vice Inc. is in charge of arApril 5 from 6:00 p.m. un- rangements. til 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been THOMASVILLE – Ernest established in memory of Mr. Baxley at Char- Vorcel Jensen, 95, died ity Baptist Church, 4079 March 31, 2010, at PiedBattleground Avenue, mont Crossing. A memorial mass will Greensboro NC, 27410. Online condolences may be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday be made through www. at Our Lady of the Highways Catholic Church. Thomasville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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In this Dec. 11, 2000 file photo, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer gestures during a news conference at the Rhodes Tower in Columbus, Ohio. Moyer, the longest-serving state Supreme Court chief justice in the United States has died. He was 70.

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Moyer dies at 70 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, who was the longest-serving sitting state Supreme Court chief justice in the United States, died Friday at age 70. Moyer was admitted to a Columbus hospital Thursday morning after experiencing gastrointestinal problems and died Friday afternoon, court spokesman Chris Davey said. Over the past few months Moyer had health problems that weren’t believed to be life-threatening. Moyer, the second-longest-serving chief justice in Ohio history, became chief justice Jan. 1, 1987. He had planned to retire after finishing his current term at the end of the year. Justice Paul Pfeifer, who met Moyer when both were students at the Ohio State University law school, said he and his colleagues were brought to tears. “It’s just a huge tragedy for all of us and a great loss for his family and for the citizens of Ohio,” he said.

“He was the quintessential image, and not just image but the reality of dignity of the office of chief justice, and of the role of the courts in our society.” Pfeifer said Moyer’s health had deteriorated over the past weeks but he was in court on Tuesday, despite looking “very ill,” and returned Wednesday looking much better. He said he was disappointed Moyer didn’t get a “very grand party” to end his more than two decades as chief justice but Moyer would’ve been proud he presided to the end of his life. Moyer, a Republican, extended a bipartisan hand to the first Democratic governor in the state in 16 years when he delivered the oath of office to Gov. Ted Strickland in January 2007. Strickland on Friday ordered flags at public buildings and grounds flown at half-staff Monday through the day of Moyer’s burial. He called Moyer “dignified, respectful, thoughtful and always concerned for the

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Most civilian workers at Ga. base plan move to NC FAYETTEVILLE (AP) – Most of the civilian employees at Army Forces Command in Atlanta say they plan to move to North Carolina as part of base realignment. The Fayetteville Observer reported Saturday that 90 percent of the Fort McPherson, Ga., civilian work force officially said they plan to make the move to Fort Bragg. Deputy chief of staff for Forces Command Brig. Gen. Rick Porter said most of the civilians who aren’t making the move are eligible to retire. Forces Command is coming to North Carolina as part of the last round of federal base closings.

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HIGH POINT – Mrs. Nelda Dodson Vernon, 70, died on Monday, March 29, 2010, at High Point Regional Hospital. Nelda was born August 29, 1939 in Greensboro to the late Robert Paul Dodson, Sr., and Leila Cox Dodson. Nelda was last employed by Unique Collating until she became disabled. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in Greensboro and was a resident of Evergreens Senior Health Care in High Point. Nelda is survived by one daughter Robin Vernon Craven and husband Phillip Craven of Thomasville; two grandsons Zachary Craven and Mitchell Craven of High Point; one sister, Vickie Everhart and husband Hoyle of Greensboro. Also, one brother, Robert Dodson, Jr. and wife Jamie of Rockingham. A memorial/visitation service will be held on Tuesday, April 6th, at Community Baptist Church, 1330 Burnettes Chapel Rd., in Greensboro at 7:00 p.m. The visitation will follow the service. Online Condolences may be made through www. Services by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

well-being of others.” Among the influential cases Moyer oversaw was one through which the court multiple times declared Ohio’s school funding system unconstitutional. Bill Phillis, who led the Coalition for Equity and Adequacy of School Funding, which fought Ohio’s school funding formula before the court, praised Moyer’s conduct. “He was always an honorable person. There was never any question about the integrity of Tom Moyer,” he said. “That’s not to say we agreed with Tom ... but you never questioned his honesty and integrity.” Among Moyer’s main efforts was to change the way judges are selected in Ohio. He had been pushing for a constitutional amendment requiring the appointment of state Supreme Court justices, rather that selection through election, because he believed having judges seek large campaign donations tainted the legal system.

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Ex-carpenter trades hammers for hard drives SALISBURY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mark Carrick, a carpenter-turnedcomputer- repairman, never thought what started out as a room for fixing computers would expand in one year to two stores in two towns. Carrick, who owns and operates Fix It Computers and Repair, recently opened a store in downtown Salisbury after his business in Kannapolis took off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a room upstairs with a bunch of empty boxes,â&#x20AC;? Carrick said. His one-room operation opened in January 2009 above the Sell It Bargain Center in Kannapolis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In about four months time, I was really seeing how I was making a positive effect on people,â&#x20AC;? Carrick said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people in the same position as I was, looking for jobs, were hurting.â&#x20AC;? Carrick bases his success on affordable prices. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love helping people,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I sell, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never seen anywhere else sell it for the price that I do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only does it make you feel good, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more rewarding than getting a fat paycheck,â&#x20AC;? he said. Carrick, who began a career in construction when he was 14, worked on home remodeling and then got into commercial construction, creating and installing store fixtures. He was able to travel all over the United States with his job, and he was loving life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was doing very well,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But then the economy sunk.â&#x20AC;? He helped out a friend at the thrift store and decided to do computer repair in the upstairs of the building. When the shop moved, he contacted local real estate agent Lane Yates, who offered him a storefront in Kannapolis. Carrick also made a deal with a large wholesaler, adding refurbished computers to his list. But he was scared. He knew nothing about the business side. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I started, every-

one said I was crazy, and I needed to get a real job,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone doubted it would reCarrick ally work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This time last year I had nothing to my name, and by the end of April, I started making a reputation for myself.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was doing very well in Kannapolis,â&#x20AC;? he said, noting that 90 percent of his business was referral-based. The store in Salisbury, located at 117 W. Innes St., has been open for a little more than a month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where I was in Salisbury in the first two weeks of opening took me four to five months to accomplish in Kannapolis,â&#x20AC;? Carrick said. He said word of mouth has been his best advertising. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be blessed any more than I am,â&#x20AC;? he said. Carrick also donates labor to churches and emergency responders. He offers a basic refurbished computer for $100, a deal, he says, that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anywhere else. A basic computer, around four years old, with half a gigabyte of memory, a monitor, mouse, keyboard and 90-day warranty, is all included for $100. Laptops are available for around $250, and come with internal wireless and Windows XP. Each member of his staff is information technology certified. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You name it, we do it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I buy, sell, trade, repair laptops, desktops, servers, and small and large networks.â&#x20AC;? Carrick links his success to his heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The mentality I try to keep, is to treat everyone how I want to be treated,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re honest, and treat people the right way, you will have success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love what I do, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll bend over backwards to look out for you.â&#x20AC;? For example, a universal


Mark Carrick, a carpenter-turned-computer-repairman, works on a computer in Salisbury. He turned his love for computers and helping others into a successful business. Carrick, who owns and operates Fix It Computers and Repair, recently opened a store in downtown Salisbury after his business in Kannapolis took off. laptop charger runs around $120 at Best Buy or WalMart, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can get almost any charger for $35 or under,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a horror story about computer stores,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take advantage of anyone. If you do it the right way, this is what happens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest reward is all of the people I get to help.â&#x20AC;? Carrick said that every repair is usually fixed within 24 hours from the drop-off time, unless parts have to be ordered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My general rule is, if you check it in that morning, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usually done by the end of the day,â&#x20AC;? he said. Carrick worked as a carpenter but is self-taught in computers. He has always had a love for technology, and now has four full-time employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every morning I wake up and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m fired up,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never thought Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be here in a million years.â&#x20AC;? Carrick said he hopes to expand to other towns in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve actually had competition calling me, telling me I need to increase my prices,â&#x20AC;? he said. Carrick offers general repairs at $65. Carrick is now working on a Web site, has a place on eBay and is trying to build a custom machine market.

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CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; As Duke Energy turns to cleaner-burning wood to help fuel some of its coalfired power plants in North and South Carolina, some environmentalists worry that growing demand could damage local forests. Using biomass to fuel power plants is in response to a 2007 law requiring utilities to get more of their energy from renewable sources and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions associated with coal-burning plants. Duke has asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for permission to burn wood, including chips from cutting up whole trees, with coal at its Buck power plant in Rowan County and Lee plant in Williamston, S.C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s certainly our understanding that (the legislation) allows a broad and inclusive interpretation of woody biomass,â&#x20AC;? Duke spokesman Jason Walls told The Charlotte Observer for a story in Saturday editions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A closer definition would allow greater clarity moving forward.â&#x20AC;? The Southern Environmental Law Center and other organizations have filed legal challenges to those plans, saying the company should be using waste wood and scraps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not whole trees.

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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earthâ&#x20AC;? (Genesis 1:1). Had it not been for this event, there would be nothing else. No day or night, no animals, fish, birds, plants, trees, flowers, people â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nothing. When! No dates necessary except â&#x20AC;&#x153;in the beginning.â&#x20AC;? The greatest and most accurately documented event in our time was the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Men are often sentenced to life in prison, or death, on the basis of one or two witnesses. Not so with the resurrection of the Son of God. Numerous witnesses saw him alive, touched him, saw the scars of crucifixion in his resurrected body and talked with him â&#x20AC;&#x201C; too many witnesses to ever doubt that he rose from the grave. Norman L. Geisler, the dean of modern Christian apologists, in his tome, Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker Publishing), wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bodily resurrection of Christ is the crowning proof that Jesus was who He claimed to be, God manifested in human flesh.â&#x20AC;? William Lane Craig, philosopher of

religion, states: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is quite clear that without the belief in the resurrection, the Christian faith could not have come into beingâ&#x20AC;?. John Ankerberg and John Weldon, in their book, Ready With An Answer SHARING (Harvest House Publishers), mention 12 post-resTHE SPIRIT urrection appearances of Jesus Christ. Bill â&#x20AC;˘ To the women as they Ellis returned from the tomb â&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  who were informed by an angel that Christ had risen from the dead (Matthew 28:1-10) â&#x20AC;˘ To Mary Magdalene at the tomb (John 20:10-18). â&#x20AC;˘ To Peter before the evening of the resurrection day (Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5). â&#x20AC;˘ To Cleopas and another disciple (Mark 16:12-13). â&#x20AC;˘ To 10 of the apostles, Thomas was absent, on Easter Sunday (Luke 24:36-40); John 20:19-23).

â&#x20AC;˘ A week later to all 11 apostles, Thomas present, (John 20:26-28). â&#x20AC;˘ To disciples fishing at the Sea of Galilee (John 21:1-23). â&#x20AC;˘ To the apostles on a mountain in Galilee (Matthew 28:16-20). â&#x20AC;˘ To James (I Corinthians 15:7). â&#x20AC;˘ To the apostles on the Mount of Olives prior to the ascension (Luke 24:50-52; Acts 1:3-8; Mark 16:19). â&#x20AC;˘ To 500 additional believers at one time (I Corinthians 15:6). â&#x20AC;˘ To Paul on the Damascus road (I Corinthians 15:8; Acts 9:1-9). How could it ever be disputed? Norman Geisler and Ron Rhodes in their recent book, Conviction Without Compromise, (Harvest House) write: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biblical basis for the resurrection is overwhelming.â&#x20AC;? In 1998, Zondervan Publishing House released Lee Strobelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best selling classic, The Case For Christ. It is the result of an exhaustive study and research by an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune. With an exact sense of accuracy, he searches out the historical, scientific, psychiatric and fingerprint evidence to

document precisely the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel earned his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri, and in 1974 and in 1979, he received the Master of Studies in Law from Yale University Law School. Strobel writes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The atheism I had embraced for so long buckled under the weight of historical truth.â&#x20AC;? After more than a half-century studying the Bible and thousands of books and magazines about Jesus Christ, I am convinced He was correct when He said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall liveâ&#x20AC;? (John 11:25). On this Easter Sunday of 2010, I believe that Jesus is exactly who He said He was and who the Bible declares Him to be. I hope you will accept the privilege of meeting Jesus and becoming acquainted with Him. BILL ELLIS, P. O. Box 345, Scott Depot, WV 25560 | (304) 757-6089



Young Adult Conference High Point Deliverance Center, 103 Crestwood Circle, will host the Young Adult Conference at 7:30 p.m., April 7-9, and 3:30 p.m., April 11. The conference guests will be: Wednesday, Bishop Duayne Simms; Thursday, Evangelist Heather Blackwell; Friday, singing, mime, etc.; April 11, Youth Pastor Omar Polk.

Mission Conference Caraway Baptist Church, 2928 Beeson Farm Road, Sophia, will hold its annual Mission Conference April 1114. Speakers will be national pastors from foreign countries and United States missionaries. Special singing will be held nightly. Service times are 6 p.m., April 11, and 7 p.m., April 12-14.

Hayworth Chapel The Rev. Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel at High Point University, will deliver a sermon, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Culture of Congratulations,â&#x20AC;? during the weekly worship service at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hayworth Chapel on the HPU campus. Northwest Guilford High School Chorus, directed by Beverly Alt, will provide the music. Kappa Delta sorority will serve as worship leaders and fellowship hosts. This service is open to the public.



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Tarheel State residents must stand up for rights North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper wants police officers to have the power to force citizens that have been accused of – but not convicted of – a felony to undergo DNA testing. Whatever happened to the idea of innocent until proven guilty? Cooper also thinks that police officers should have the right to inspect prescription records in pharmacies to see what drugs people are taking. We need to stand up for the rights of all citizens before some career politician takes them away. CHUCK MANN Greensboro



Easter events completed mission of Jesus

On our journey to Calvary, we are reminded of sin and its blackness. The Messiah, The Savior, The Shepherd was to be the human sacrifice. We realize that the Cross was God’s event. The dark painful journey to Calvary was for a purpose. The early Prophets spoke with certainty about the life of Christ. Jesus stated, “I must be about My Father’s business.” He had

a special task to perform during His life on earth and at the end, on the Cross, He would say, “It is finished.” On the Cross, Jesus died for our sins. Many people, during their life, go through severe trials. Many times, there are deep hurts and wounds. If only we would be patient and keep trying. Easter comes after Calvary, after the dark, the sunlight comes. Beautiful spring follows the cold winter. The wages of sin were paid on Easter morning. Jesus suffered; He was cruci-

fied, died and buried. The tomb was sealed. But things happened, there was an earthquake; angels descended, life came back into the body of Jesus. He walked out of that tomb and He is alive forever more. Christians around the world bow before His presence. Not as a cry of defeat or despair, but in victorious triumph, He shouted, “It is finished.” Dead, buried, risen and coming again. Easter is for Christians and whosoever will receive and believe in God. His gift is free. Easter blessings to all. VAN E. BRINKLEY Thomasville

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Easter is the Christian cornerstone




aster is the foundation of Christianity and Christians’ faith in their risen savior Jesus Christ. Today, those believers pause to remember their Lord’s sacrifice on the cross at Calvary and his Resurrection. Just as Easter is the bedrock of Christianity, freedom of religion is a fundamental right in the United States of America. Christians are free to practice their faith, and so are Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and adherents of other religions. Freedom of religion is one of the things that makes this nation so different – and of course, so great. And as long as followers don’t corrupt their religious teachings and use them as excuses for hatred, violence or harm, then all people should respect the rights of others to hold their own religious views. To do otherwise threatens freedom of religion for us all. In respect for Christians who celebrate Easter today, we print below part of the Bible’s Easter story:

He has risen from the death After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the woman, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here: He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay, then go quickly and tell His disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him.’ Now, I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell His disciples. Suddenly, Jesus met them. “Greetings,” He said. They came to Him, clasped His feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:1-10

Jesus appears to Thomas Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” A week later, his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:24-29



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It’s joyous time for some; not so bubbly for others


ith this being Easter Sunday, it seems fitting to go in two directions with this column. First, those of us who profess to be Christian certainly should rejoice on this most important day on the calendar – the Day of Resurrection that, on that first Easter, brought a most remarkable finish to a week that, following Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem, went horribly bad with the Maundy Thursday arrest and the Crucifixion Friday. It was all part of God’s plan. In similar manner, many of us now can rejoice in the rising up from the week that was since a series of tornadoes struck the western half of the greater High Point area on Palm Sunday. But we must keep firmly on the front burner of our minds the concern, prayers, help and hope (in word and deed) and our joining together to relieve the pain those whose homes were heavily damaged or deemed no longer fit for habitation are suffering. Second, Easter seems the most appropriate time to ask you, the readers, to forgive us – all who work for The High Point Enterprise – for our transgressions, especially those of the past week. For example, several of you have castigated – via letters to the editor, phone calls, e-mails – Enterprise Sports Editor Mark McKinney for suggesting, in a HIT AND RUN column, that WFMY might have served basketball fans better, without failing to alert the public to approaching dangerous storms, by showing a few minutes of the Duke-Baylor game, interspersed between a few minutes of weather update. He did not write that the basketball game was more important than the weather warnings, although some of you inferred. In the customary note that the sports department leaves for me as the paper is “put to bed” each night, McKinney wrote, among other things: “Got several angry calls and e-mails from hoops fans who were ticked that the local CBS affiliate opted not to show the second half of the Duke game to show six hours of non-stop weather instead, so I voiced those concerns … in a HIT AND RUN today. I understand the need for safety and alerting viewers and all that, but to not show any of the second half of an Elite Eight game seemed a bit over the top.” Forgive him if what he wrote offended you. All of us have said or written something we wished the next day we had phrased just a little differently. Unfortu-

nately, we in the newspaper business don’t get mulligans. Once it’s in print ... Enterprise Staff Writer David Nivens had little time (less than three hours) to react and report when the tornadoes ripped through OPINION north High Point Sunday night. He “worked” the Tom phone to get as much inBlount formation as he could from ■■■ folks on the various scenes and was fed information that Chris McGaughey, night city editor, picked up from an emergency radio scanner. He wasn’t able to get much information about what had happened in Davidson County and he, probably wisely, decided – with time until deadline running short – not to venture to the areas hardest hit because (a) of the darkness (the only light in most areas was from the moon) and (b) he was afraid he might get “stuck” there and not be able to get back to the office in time to finish his story. Then, carriers got the blame when the paper was late Monday morning in some areas because of production problems at the Herald-Sun in Durham (where the Enterprise is printed), and wasn’t delivered in some neighborhoods hardest hit by the tornadoes. Carriers didn’t get the papers until three hours later than normal. Also, they couldn’t get through to hard-hit neighborhoods because law enforcement and other emergency personnel declared it was too dangerous – Monday and Tuesday – for them to enter those areas. That even though some “trapped” in those neighborhoods had called the Enterprise and asked why the paper wasn’t delivered. Keep in mind that carriers are independent contractors (not employees) and many of them, when the paper is late because of production problems or treacherous weather, have to leave the paper routes to go to work at their regular jobs. During my decades in this business, I’ve covered the aftermath of about a dozen tornadoes and, even though I lived in tornado alleys about 65 percent of my life, those whirlies always had struck a few miles away from where I lived or worked. Sunday night’s experience gave me a mighty different perspective. And I was one of the luckier ones. Happy Easter indeed!


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Guilford NCAA must fix graduation rate problems housing W effort sees successes BY DAVID S. MILLER


f you’re like me, when you first heard the term “ending chronic homelessness,” you may have been skeptical. But please let me tell you how it is possible and, in fact, how we are making real progress in Guilford County to end chronic homelessness. Over 300 cities and counties across the country are implementing plans to address this human tragedy. Guilford County became the 210th community to commit to develop a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. In June 2007, we unveiled Partnering to End Chronic Homelessness in Guilford County, which focuses on Housing First and strengthening our community’s system of care. The plan revealed that in 2007 on any given night over 1,200 people were homeless, sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, with more than 200 of those people experiencing chronic homelessness, which means they have been homeless for over a year or had multiple episodes of homelessness. They are also dealing with substance abuse, mental illness, “developmental disabilities,” or in some cases two or all three of these conditions. In Guilford County, we have been implementing our Ten Year Plan through the Partners Ending Homelessness Initiative for two years and we have already seen real progress. As of Dec. 31, we have housed over 100 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness through our Housing First and Rapid Re-Housing Initiatives throughout the county. This is remarkable considering our goal was to house 20 people per year for the next 10 years. We are well on our way to ending chronic homelessness in Guilford County and we know our mission is achievable. I was in a meeting recently when I heard one of the program participants say “I heard about the Ten Year Plan and I thought it was ‘outrageous;’ now I am the Ten Year Plan, so thank you.” This statement brought home to me the significance of the work we’re doing. This gentleman went on to say that little by little he was becoming a human being again, and that’s what the Ten Year Plan is all about – restoring people back to that human condition that so many of us take for granted in our own lives yet are unable to see in others. It’s a multi-faceted plan that takes many hands to bring to fruition. We need community leaders to acknowledge that it makes good business sense to provide job training to people who want to work and may have skill sets we can utilize. We need members of law enforcement, foster care agencies and hospitals to develop discharge plans well in advance of the discharge date that will plan for and enhance opportunities upon release from jails and institutions, rather than dumping people back onto the same streets on which they were found. We need to create affordable and permanent housing options and not just temporary, emergency shelters, so that people know where they will sleep at the end of each day. We’re a county rich in resources, yet we squander many of them and we can’t afford to continue to do that. These are lives – human collateral, the most precious resource we have. Time counts.



DAVID S. MILLER is president of D.S. Miller Inc. in High Point and the chairman of the Leadership Council for the Partners Ending Homelessness Initiative, which is responsible for implementing Guilford County’s Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

hen the late Everett Case brought big-time college basketball to North Carolina State in 1946, the relationship between sports and the university changed. Case, a fierce competitor who played to win, constantly pushed the regulatory envelope, resulting in State being put on probation twice for infractions. Fan and media popularity peaked with the Dixie Classic, a tournament featuring the Big Four North Carolina teams against the best in college basketball. This surge in popularity also attracted bigtime gambling, point shaving and life threats against college players who didn’t follow through after being paid to throw games. The tournament was canceled, prompting Case and UNC’s Frank McGuire to resign rather than accept tighter controls. Even so, television, corporate sponsorships and fat-cat donors elevated college basketball in North Carolina and the nation to emotional levels usually found only in tent revivals.

Today’s reality is disillusioning. Division 1 basketball coaches make millions of dollars a year. The schools earn millions off MY SPIN tickets, apparel sales and TV Tom revenues. Fewer Campbell than 1 in 100 ■■■ college athletes ever enjoy a professional career. We thought we could take consolidation that at least these “studentathletes” would end up with a college degree, but the newly released report, “Keeping Score When it Counts: Graduation Rates for 2010 Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament Teams” punctures this illusion. Many of the teams in the 2009 NCAA tournament like Wake Forest (100 percent), Duke (89 percent) and UNC-Chapel Hill (86 percent), had high graduation rates, but too many, like Clemson (29 percent) and Maryland (10 percent) don’t. When you examine graduation rates for Af-

rican-American athletes, few schools graduate 70 percent. There is talk about colleges losing their nonprofit status because of the millions in profits they make on sports. A growing number, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, believe schools that fail to achieve graduation rates of 40 percent or more should be banned from postseason play. It is no surprise the NCAA and colleges don’t like the proposal. It would restrict the field of teams eligible for March Madness. Colleges should be ashamed. They take young players, work them hard and then use their skills to fill their arenas and generate big bucks, ultimately sending most of these players on their way with no pro career and no degree to fall back on. At the least, players should be paid decent wages. Too many colleges are little more than basketball factories that obviously care less about the player than they do the bucks. Immediate changes are needed. The rules for bas-

ketball should be changed to more closely resemble the relationship between colleges and professional baseball. Any student accepting a college scholarship should stay in school at least three years before being eligible for the draft. We would add that the school must graduate a minimum of 40 percent of players, with the differentiation between black and white student graduations no more than 15 percent. These are reasonable standards. Schools failing to meet them should be put on probation. The NCAA needs to stop counting their dollars and start being better stewards. We count on them to be the moral and legal compass in college sports. If they don’t fix these problems, we predict the Congress will do so. 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.

Climate rerun This kind of ‘change’ has been experienced by our world before


hen ancient fossils of creatures that live on the ocean floor have been found in rock formations at the summit of Mount Everest, that ought to give us a clue that big changes in the Earth are nothing new, and that huge changes have been going on long before human beings appeared on the scene. The recent statement that the Earth was warmer in the Middle Ages than it is today, made by the climate scientist who is at the heart of the recent scandal about “global warming” statistics, ought to at least give pause to those OPINION who are determined to believe Thomas that human beSowell ings must be the ■■■ reason for “climate change.” Other climate scientists have pointed out before now that the Earth has warmed and cooled many times over the centuries. Contrary to the impression created in much of the media and in politics, no one has denied that temperatures change, sometimes more than they are changing today. Three years ago, a book by Singer and Avery was published with a title that says it all: “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years.” Contrary to clever political spin that likened those who refused to join the “global warming” hysteria to people who denied the Holocaust, no one denied that climates change. Indeed, some of the climate scientists who have

been the biggest critics of the current hysteria have pointed out that climates had changed back and forth, long before human beings created industrial societies or drove SUVs. It is those who have been pushing the hysteria who have been playing fast and loose with the facts, wanting to keep crucial data from becoming public, and even “losing” some of that data that supposedly proved the most dire consequences. It has not been facts but computer models at the heart of the “global warming” crusade. Nothing is easier than coming up with computer models that prove almost anything. Back during the 1970s, there were computer models predicting mass starvation and global cooling. The utter failure of those predictions ought to make us at least skeptical of computer models, especially computer

models based on data that advocates want to keep from public view or even “lose” when investigators start closing in. On climate issues, as on many other issues, the biggest argument of the left has been that there is no argument. The word “science” has been used as a magic mantra to shut up critics, even when those critics have been scientists with international reputations as specialists in climate science. Stealing the aura of science for political purposes is nothing new for the left. Karl Marx called his brand of Utopianism “scientific socialism.” Even earlier, in the 18th century, the Marquis de Condorcet referred to “engineering” society. In the 20th century, H.G. Wells referred to the creation of a lasting peace as a heavy and complex “piece of mental engineering.” Genuine science is the op-

posite of dogmatism, but that does not keep dogmatists from invoking the name of science in order to shut off debate. Science is a method of analysis, rather than simply a set of conclusions. In fact, much of the history of science is a history of having to abandon the prevailing conclusions among scientists, in light of new evidence or new methods of analysis. When the scientists in England who were promoting “global warming” hysteria sent e-mails out to colleagues, urging them not to reveal certain data and not to let the fact become widely known that there was a freedom-of-information act in Britain, they were behaving like politicians, rather than scientists. The huge political, financial and ideological investment of many individuals and institutions in the “global warming” hysteria makes it virtually impossible for many of the climate crusaders to gamble it all on a roll of the dice, which is what empirical verification is. It is far safer to dogmatize and to demonize those who think otherwise. Educators who turn schools into indoctrination centers have been going all out to propagandize a whole generation with Al Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” – which has in fact carried a message that has been very convenient for Al Gore financially, producing millions of dollars from his “green” activities. THOMAS SOWELL, a native of North Carolina, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is

The Resurrection of Jesus offers us hope BY JOHN E. RAMSEY JR.


ith so much proof of a Creator all around us, I believe it takes the greater faith to be an unbeliever. Consider any subject: for example, astronomy, biology, botany, human anatomy and physiology; to believe our natural surroundings, with all of its precision and complexity, was the result of some sort of accident, or some kind of chance mutation, is astounding. It has been reported that the evolutionist Charles Darwin, in his final days on earth, indicated that he had been a young man with misinformed



ideas. He is said to have asked a friend to gather his servants in the garden and teach them the Bible. We know from early written accounts that it is God’s nature to require the shedding of blood for the forgiveness of sin. The Jewish people, early on, were commanded to sacrifice animals for the remission of their sins. This particular aspect of God’s nature set the stage for Jesus. Who was this man Jesus? There are multiple written eyewitness accounts about

what Jesus said and did. Some have said Jesus was a great teacher, or a great prophet. Jesus said that if they had seen him, they had seen the Father. He also said that he was the way, the truth and the life, and no one came to the Father except through him. Here was a person who could make the blind see, the lame to walk, and bring the dead back to life. He could speak to the wind, and bring the dead back to life. He could speak to the wind, and even the wind would obey him. No, this was not one who was just a great teacher, or a great prophet. This had to be the one true,

living, Son of God. Jesus made the ultimate blood sacrifice, once and for all, when He died on the cross. He was buried. Then, He was brought back to life. Again, there were eyewitnesses who confirmed this. Don’t be misled by the evolutionists and atheists. Many professing atheists, no doubt, are not atheists at all. They are believers who are just anti-God. The risk of being wrong on this is too costly. Jesus is alive today. He was, is and always will be, our only hope. JOHN E. RAMSEY JR. lives in High Point.


Lapses hinder rescue teams hunting for lost planes WASHINGTON (AP) – On a cloudy April afternoon nearly three years ago, Sam Smiley’s singleengine plane failed to clear a north Georgia mountain ridge and slammed into rugged woods. The 78-year-old Ohio businessman freed himself from the wreckage and, though badly injured, activated an emergency signal. For nearly six hours, the letters “EMRG” flashed on radar scopes at a Federal Aviation Administration facility near Atlanta, giving air traffic controllers a general idea of Smiley’s location. Yet it was full two days before rescuers arrived. Smiley was dead. He had scrawled a last note to his wife on an envelope. GPS devices can direct commuters to the nearest Starbucks and military drones can track insurgents across the mountains of Afghanistan. When it comes to downed small planes and helicopters in the United States, however, rescue teams aren’t always getting the critical information that in some cases can mean the difference between life or death for crash victims. The National Transportation Safety Board cited Smiley’s case and four other accidents in a recent letter urging the FAA to tighten its procedures for reporting lost aircraft and getting radar data quickly

to the Air Force. The board said miscommunication, a lack of trained personnel and other problems are hindering rescue efforts. “The whole process needs to get nailed down a lot tighter than it is,” said NTSB radar expert Scott Dunham, who drafted the letter. The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Florida, the agency chiefly responsible for getting inland searches started, said it helped launch searches for 227 missing planes and helicopters in 2008, the latest figures available. The center could not say how many fatalities or injuries were associated with those searches. In Smiley’s case, there was mix-up in terminology: An FAA air traffic manager reported to the Air Force that he had a signal from an emergency beacon; the Air Force uses the term emergency transponder. The Air Force, believing the call was related to a different emergency signal south of Atlanta, didn’t launch a search. The NTSB, in its letter, placed most of the responsibility for the mix-up on the Air Force. But the board also said the FAA manager should have realized that a search hadn’t gotten under way when the Air Force controller didn’t reply that a case had been opened. After the

manager made his report to the Air Force, FAA controllers continued to discuss the signal, but they didn’t take further action because they believed it had reported properly, the letter said. Smiley, flying to his home in Cincinnati from Hilton Head, S.C., was reported missing by his family after he failed to arrive that night. An alert for his plane was sent to radar facilities the next day, including the Atlanta facility. But by that time there had been a shift change and the controllers on duty didn’t connect the alert to the previous day’s emergency signal. Without a radar location to start from, Civil Air Patrol units in four states conducted an extensive search trying to trace the plane’s route. Sarah McCune, Smiley’s daughter, says she doesn’t know if her father’s life could have been saved. But she regrets that searchers didn’t arrive sooner so that perhaps he wouldn’t have been alone when he died. “I want somebody to know there were mistakes made and they should have done this process differently,” said McCune, who lives in Cincinnati. Dunham, the NTSB radar expert, said he began talking to FAA officials in late 2007 about problems getting critical radar information to the Air Force.

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This 2007 photo shows Sam Smiley, with his sister, Ann Connor (left) and wife Mary Smiley (right) and granddaughter Adele McCune, during a vacation in Hilton Head, S.C., just days before his death. Smiley was flying home by himself from Hilton Head to Cincinnati when his plane crashed near Dawsonville, Ga. He survived the crash, but died waiting for rescuers, who arrived 49 hours after the accident.


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New law will force Chase to cut customers NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. expects its credit card income to drop by up to $750 million because of recent regulations — and a lot of customers will get cut off as a result. In his annual letter to shareholders last week, CEO Jamie Dimon said the New York-based bank expects a $500 million to $750 million hit from the credit card reforms that took effect Feb. 22 prohib-

iting what he referred to as “certain practices that were not considered consumer-friendly.” The law bans moves such as changing interest rates on existing balances, and charging over-the-limit fees without customer permission. “We believe that many, but not all, of the changes made were completely appropriate,” Dimon wrote. He noted that before the law was enacted, Chase

eliminated some of the now-illegal practices, like universal default, where card rates would rise if a payment on an unrelated bill was late. However, the law’s prohibition on existing balance rate hikes, and the provision that requires all payments be applied to the highest interest rate balances, prompted a response. The bank reduced credit lines and canceled cards customers hadn’t used for an extended period, for instance. Chase also sharply cut the number of offers featuring low introductory rates and promotional

rate balance transfers, which alone reduced outstanding balances by $20 billion, Dimon said. The bank also will no longer offer cards to 15 percent of its current customers. “This is mostly because we deem them too risky in light of new regulations restricting our ability to make adjustments over time as the client’s risk profile changes,” Dimon wrote. Future growth in Chase’s credit card business will depend on product innovation, Dimon said. He pointed to recent introductions, like its Sapphire card for afflu-


ent consumers and its Ultimate Rewards program as examples, along with Blueprint, Chase’s online program for card customers to manage their spending and borrowing. “By all measures, 2009 was a terrible year for our credit card business,” Dimon wrote. Charge-off rates, the amount of card debt the company had to write off as uncollectible, reached 8.5 percent, an all-time high. But while poor, that performance was better than competitors, he said. The bank’s card services division posted a net loss of $2.2 billion for the year, compared with a $780 million profit in 2008.



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Restaurant owner lives American dream BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT - Nick Vakakis is an example of the American dream you often read about or see in movies. Hailing from Samos, Greece, Vakakis came to the United States 40 years ago because he wanted something of his own. That some-

‘America is a country where if anyone puts themselves into something, they will find success. I can say that’s really true.’


Name: Nick Vakakis Occupation: Owner of Rainbow Restaurant Hometown: Samos, Greece Age: 55 Favorite place to travel: Back to Greece to see friends, family Favorite music: 60s and 70s Business advice: “This is the country where you can do most anything. If you open a business, stick with it, put your mind to it and give it 1,000 percent.”

“I would pick up phrases, then I would pick up words from some of the menus,” he said. “I was afraid sometimes, coming to a new place where I thing - Rainbow Family didn’t know nobody.” Like the American Restaurant - has been a dream story, Vakakis staple in High Point’s worked his way up in dining scene for 30 the business, advancyears now. ing from a dishwasher “When you make a move like this to anoth- to a cook in the kitcher country, you want to en. Even then, before he had a firm grasp on do something,” Vakathe English language, kis said. “If I wanted sometimes he said he to just stay and work would have to taste a a regular job, I would seasoning or a spice to have stayed there (in find the right ingrediGreece).” ents for a dish because He arrived in the he couldn’t read the U.S. at the ripe age of labels. 15 with his uncle and Ten years later, his father, but withafter marrying, saving out any knowledge of money, learning the the English language. language and learnInstead of going to school, he picked up on ing every facet of the restaurant industry, the language through interaction with fellow he took another big workers at his first job chance and opened his first restaurant. in High Point, where “I didn’t know if I he worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant. was going to make it

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Nick Vakakis operates the Rainbow Grill. back then,” he said about his first days in business. Even coming up with a name for the restaurant seemed to be a challenge, until one day, it almost seemed to fall out of the sky. “My wife and I had just come out of the North State Communications building where we had been trying to come up with a name for our restaurant that wasn’t already taken

in the phone book,” Vakakis said. “We had looked and looked. On the third or fourth day of looking, I said, ‘Come on, let’s just go.’ When we walked outside, it had been raining and there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky.” The name Rainbow Family Restaurant was set, also because his menu encompasses “a rainbow of food,” he said. The only other


ingredients needed to make his business successful were the things he had learned from working in various restaurants and hard, persistent work, he said. “America is a country where if anyone puts themselves into something, they will find success,” he said. “I can say that’s really true.” | 888-3617

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon Wireless is cutting the prices for Palm’s Pre Plus and Pixi Plus smart phones and offering free access to a Wi-Fi service that lets the phones deliver Internet access to other kinds of devices — such as Apple’s iPad. Palm Inc. has been struggling to compete as consumers flock to such devices as Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry, so the price cut and addition of some free service could help the company snag bargain-hunting shoppers. Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney said Thursday that Verizon is selling Palm’s Pre Plus for $50, down from $150. The Pixi Plus now goes for $30, down from $80. Both require twoyear contracts. Both phones are black with touch screens and standard QWERTY keyboards. The keyboard for the Pre Plus slides out from the bottom, while the one for the Pixi Plus is built into its face. The devices run Palm’s WebOS software. Verizon is also offering free — though limited — use of a service that lets up to five devices connect to Verizon’s wireless network through the phones, which act as a Wi-Fi hotspot.





The Earthship

• HPB Insurance Group Inc. announces that Skip Queen was elected to the Guilford City/County Insurance Advisory Committee. Queen will serve on the committee through December 2013. He is a vice president at HPB Insurance Group and has 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. The Guilford City/ County Insurance Advisory Committee is responsible for advising on the handling of any and all insurance and bond coverages required by participating government units. The committee is made up of 10 members. • Allstate Insurance Co. recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Tammie Grisso of High Point with the Chairman’s Conference

award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth. Grisso Insurance is one of 6 percent of insurance agencies and personal financial representatives for Allstate nationally to reach this level of achievement, based on sales for auto, property, commercial, power sports insurance and financial services in the country.

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.



Kathy Dixon talks about her tire house near Gene Autry, Okla.

Oklahoma couple build house with 3,000 used tires GENE AUTRY, Okla. (AP) — Kathy Dixon was browsing a bookstore in Alabama when she spotted a book about how to build a house with old tires. It’s 2 a.m., and moonlight streams through the foliage. But it’s the sound I notice most. There isn’t any. So, this is... “My first thought was, ‘What an ugly-looking pile of s---,” Dixon recalled. She bought the book anyway. “I couldn’t stop reading it.” Today, this “old hippie momma,” as Dixon, 54, describes herself, and her husband, Dale Dixon, live in a house they built with 3,000 used tires. The New Mexico architect who wrote that book calls the home design he has spread around the world the Earthship. An Earthship is a house. Unlike a traditional one, though, an Earthship also is a place to gather water, produce and store energy and raise food. And, oh yeah, get rid of some trash. Dixon calls hers “Mi Cielo.”

“My heaven,” she said, translating the Spanish words she immortalized in the native rock patio she built out front. Raised in the country, Dixon recalls watching in disgust as her father dumped trash in the Washita River. “I just grew up loving the animals and the Earth and wanting to take care of it,” she said. On her travels, including visiting friends in New Zealand and living a year in Mexico, Dixon marveled at how other cultures live efficiently and environmentally. Building an Earthship, she decided, felt right. “This is what I was born to do,” she said. She convinced Dale, and in 1996, the couple sold their place in town and bought 40 acres south of Gene Autry. They moved into a 30-by-50-foot metal building they built there as a temporary home, and, with Dale working long hours as an executive at an Ardmore tire plant, Kathy took the lead. “I built probably 70 percent of this house

SC Senate OKs increase in cigarette tax COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s lowestin-the-nation cigarette tax would increase by 50 cents under a bill that won key approval in the state Senate Wednesday. It faces long odds in becoming law and sparing state Medicaid programs from deep cuts. The 26-16 second reading vote came after more than five hours of debate as tax pledge signers repeatedly tried to kill the bill and supporters added an amendment that likely will kill it if Gov. Mark Sanford follows through on a veto threat. South Carolina’s 7 centper-pack tax hasn’t been increased since 1977 when a pack cost an average of 49 cents. The legislation calls for it to rise to 57 cents a pack, generating nearly $120 million for Medicaid programs, and $5 million each for efforts to curb smoking and can-

cer research. But it also sets aside $2.8 million for marketing agriculture products and $3.5 million for rural infrastructure development efforts along I-95, an area known for low income residents and underperforming schools. “They get their money before a nickel goes to health care,” said Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, who said the bill won’t survive a veto. “When it becomes a goody bag for some new spending, it’s in trouble. The trimmings doomed it,” the Charleston Republican said. Sanford has vowed to veto any cigarette tax proposal that doesn’t come with a matching tax decrease. His allies repeatedly tried to use the tax to offset a variety of taxes: income, homes, business, capital gains and even personal property like boats. All those measures failed — but they consistently yielded enough votes to sustain a veto.

myself,” she said. The couple asked locals whether they wanted to help while learning construction techniques, a process used to build many alternative-design homes. But people just laughed at them, Dixon said. “We were ridiculed,” she said. “Oh my God,” she quoted critics, “do you want to live in a barn?” While the traditional tool for pounding dirt into the tires is a sledgehammer, Dixon used a pneumatic packer. In 2000, the Dixons moved into their Earthship, 2,300 square feet of colorful and artistic living space surrounded on three sides by load-bearing walls 3 feet thick the size of the tires stacked like brick and covered with adobe. Exposed beams span ceilings, which contain 18 inches of foam insulation and feature numerous skylights to vent heat. Three sides are buried by earthen berms, so, like a cave, temperatures inside vary little and change slowly. Occasional heat from a small propane

stove is all that’s needed in winter, and in summer, only minor air conditioning from window units is needed. Sunlight streams in through a wall of windows, where plants grow in a “water treatment plant,” a basin that filters water used in sinks in the home before it is routed outside. The adjacent metal building has become a posh “cat house” for the Dixons’ 10 cats. Numerous wild turkeys wander the property, and the couple also have a rottweiler and a small herd of goats to keep roving feral hogs at bay. There are fruit trees, a gazebo for an above-ground pool and even a large swing set. But there will always be more to do. Exposed berms will be covered with solar collectors, and the couple are working on a new rooftop greenhouse. A water-storage cistern will come later, and eventually the home will be completely “off the grid.” “It’s a work in progress,” Dixon said.

Mercedes does hybrid right MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

Forget every perception you’ve ever had about those funny-looking albeit economical hybrids. Their look often made a statement for those wanting to make a statement. Then hybrids went more mainstream, showing up in economy cars, midsize sedans, SUVs and even the pickup segment. Introducing the top-line luxury in a hybrid: the 2010 MercedesBenz S400. Europeans, generally, never paid much attention to hybrids. Diesel is king over there — around half of new cars sold are diesels. Thirty percent better fuel economy, and cleaner burning, they’ll tell you. But Mercedes has finally plunged into the hybrid fray, joining BMW and Lexus. Mercedes spokesman Gregory O’Shea came by not long ago to give me a glimpse of this hybrid beauty — and boast that

the S400 offered the first lithium-ion battery made for cars. The battery pack is only about the size of a six-pack so, rather than stash them under the rear seat or somewhere that compromises passenger or cargo space, it fits neatly into the engine compartment — right where the 12-volt battery usually rides. To make room, the 12volt battery is in the trunk. The 60-pound lithium-ion pack sits in its own housing and has its own cooling circuit. The disc-shaped electric motor is situated between the engine and transmission. The S400 has a simpler hybrid system than some others, actually. The S400 is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 that puts out 275 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. That’s complemented by a magneto-electric motor that’s worth about 20 horses, but it has great low-end torque to give the car an extra jolt off the line.

• Chartwell Auctions will hold a real estate auction of the Interstate Commerce Park, a more than 220,000-squarefoot warehouse and distribution complex in Greensboro, on April 22. The sale is directed by the current out-of-state lender, as the property will sell to the highest final bid at or above the published reserve price of $3.25 million. The Interstate Commerce Park is at S. Elm/Eugene Street and Business I-85/1-40. Onsite inspections will be conducted on April 8, April 14 and April 21 between 2-4 p.m. All auction bidders will have the opportunity to meet a representative of Chartwell Auctions and review all due diligence materials on the complex at these dates and times. The auction will take place on-site at 1 p.m. April 22. The property is being sold with title insurance and free and clear of any liens or encumbrances, Chartwell Auctions reports. • Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, based in Thomasville, recently added two new customers to its warehouse and distribution operation in Lexington. Padma’s Plantation/Home Texture Decor and Alphaville Design have relocated their warehouses to Shelba Johnson’s logistics operation center. • High Point University’s Knabusch Shoemaker International School of Home Furnishings and Design will host a Social Media Marketing Seminar for the home furnishings industry from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Francis Auditorium, Room 120, in Phillips Hall. The event is open to the public; however, seating is limited, so preregistration is suggested. The seminar will feature Leslie Carothers as the keynote speaker. Carothers, president of the Kaleidoscope Partnership – a social media agency for home furnishings and other related industries – has been in the furniture and interior design business for the past 27 years. For more information or to

register, visit the seminar Web site at www. or contact Susan Clark at 841-9376. • High Point-based Farr Associates has created an initiative to provide leadership development scholarships to executives of nonprofit organizations in Charlotte. The leadership development organization partnered with the Charlotte Arts & Science Council to identify arts, science and history nonprofit executives to attend Farr’s Mastering Leadership Dynamics program. • Liberty Property Trust announced last week that Inmark Inc. has signed a long-term lease for 24,000 square feet at Eagle Hill Three at Eagle Hill Business Park in High Point. The company will relocate from Greensboro. Eagle Hill Business Park currently has a 95 percent occupancy rate. The 70-acre park, which opened in 2001, consists of four industrial buildings. Key tenants in Eagle Hill Business Park include Iron Mountain, Simpson Strong Tie, Standard Register and Simplexgrinnell. • Ohio-based Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. last week completed the acquisition of Foltz Concrete Pipe Co. of Winston-Salem. In addition to its packaged shipping abilities, Advanced Drainage has a nationwide team of engineers and sales professionals who work with consulting engineers, agencies, distribution partners and installing contractors to provide services for drainage and sanitary sewer projects and programs. The addition of concrete pipe and precast structures through Foltz further enhances Advanced Drainage’s abilities, the companies report. INFORMATION TO APPEAR in this column should be received in the offices of The High Point Enterprise by 4 p.m. of the Wednesday preceding the Sunday of publication. Address information to Business Notes, The High Point Enterprise, P.O. Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261.

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derstand the employer’s questions. Or maybe the reference was thinking about someone else or a different situation.” Heather Huhman, founder of Come Recommended in Derwood, Md., advocates a different approach. “In order to repair substandard references,” she advises, “set up a time to... talk to them about why it happened. Let them know in advance the

You can’t assume that the hard work of finding a job is over when someone requests your references. Immediately after leaving an employer’s office, pull out your cell phone and call each reference to let them who’s likely to call and the kind of job for which you interviewed. Mention two or three key points you hope they’ll cover to bolster your case. Alan Bauer, president of El Paso’s Bauer Consulting Group Inc., an affiliate of MRINetwork, adds that you should “ask the reference to call (you) back as soon as they finish the reference topic of the discussion so they check.” can mentally prepare. It’s important to know what they will TWO APPROACHES Cathleen Graham of Silver say about you when they are Stirrup Consulting Inc., in Oys- contacted or whether you want ter Bay Cover, N.Y., advises to continue using them as a refsome advance work. “If there is erence at all.” Is this strategy likely to work, something you anticipate may be an issue,” she says, “be hon- even if you were in the wrong? est and explain in advance in- Many employers wouldn’t want stead of being on the defensive. to spend time speaking with a We’ve hired people who have person about whom they’re less come forward to us with issues than enthusiastic. If it takes and explanations, but we rarely more than a telephone call for hire those who have to explain you to clear up the situation, find another reference. This on the back end.” If you don’t get the job, you might be easier anyway. John Boehmer, managing need to find out the reason. References often don’t check, but partner at Fairfield Partners employers turn people down L.L.C., in Norwalk, Conn., comfor lots of other reasons, too. If ments that you’re probably references prove to be the ruse, wasting your time when a referBauer says to “contact the ref- ence is “really damning.” Bauer erence and ask for clarification. concurs: “If the reference intenMaybe the reference didn’t un- tionally provided negative feed-

If you don’t get the job, you need to find out the reason.

back, the job seeker should immediately replace the reference with a more positive one.” If some of your references checked but one didn’t, consider going back to the employer and offering a new one. You might discover that there’s still interest, particularly because of your initiative. Even if your effort fails, you can move on knowing that you did your best. Could you have done anything to avoid this problem? Huhman maintains that you can protect yourself before you settle on a reference by asking “what they would say about you if called by a hiring manager. You don’t want any surprises.” Boehmer disagrees, saying, “You’re not going to get an honest answer if the person has an issue.” What would keep this from happening in the future? Strengthen your ability to read people to minimize the likelihood of a repeat performance. It’s possible that you’ll make a mistake, but you should be able to gauge a person’s overall opinion of you. Graham says to save yourself trouble by “checking yourself out on Google and the like to make sure what is out there is accurate.” Also, think carefully about names you’re putting forward. Not everyone is qualified to speak well of you. SPECIAL | WORKWISE FEATURES

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John Boehmer thoroughly checks candidate references at search firm Fairfield Partners L.L.C., in Norwalk, Conn., where he’s managing partner. Boehmer brings solid perspective on what to do if a reference doesn’t contribute favorably to your job hunt.

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Ragsdale High School ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Lucy C. Ragsdale High and Autism Building 602 High Point Road - Jamestown NC 27282

Bidding Documents will be available for review at the following locations: ● Balfour Beatty Construction; 5420 Wade Park Blvd., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27607 Phone 919-233-5001 ● DH Griffin Construction, 600 Green Valley Road, Suite 301, Greensboro, NC 27408 Phone 336-316-1181 ● DH Griffin Construction, 431 Raleigh view Road, Raleigh, NC 27610 Phone 919-835-3655 ● City of Greensboro MWBE Plan Room; 300 W. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27402 ● The Associate General Contractors, 4275 Regency Drive, Suite 102; Greensboro, NC 27410 Phone: 336-854-1669 ● Balfour Beatty Construction, 3735 Glen Lake Dr., Suite 200 Charlotte, NC 28298 Phone 704-319-4000 ● The Associate General Contractors, 3700 National Drive 201, Raleigh, NC 27612 Phone 919-781-3270 ● The Associate General Contractors, 1100 Euclid Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203 Phone 704-372-1450 ● F. W. Dodge Corporation, 4917 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 170, Raleigh, NC 27606 Phone 919-233-4653 ● F. W. Dodge Corporation, 800 Clanton Road Suite G, Charlotte, NC 28217 Phone 704-525-6924 Full sets of Bidding Documents may be obtained by Pre-qualified firms by faxing a request to LSG, LLC; Attn: Customer Service, at Ph: 336-542-2091, fax: 336-542-2081 or at TRAC Reprographics, LLC Attn: Trent Rawley or by Ph: 336-831-1324. A $300.00 bid deposit is required to obtain a complete set of plans and specifications. The full deposit will be refundable to contractors submitting a Bona Fide bid and returning the plans and specifications in satisfactory condition within 10 days of the bid date. Bidding Documents can also be obtained through the following FTP site at both of the following sites: / User name: Ragsdale Password: ragsdale (case sensitive) Any subcontractor that forwards the ftp site information onto any subcontractor that is not Pre-qualified through DH Griffin / Balfour Beatty Construction is in violation and may be persecuted by law. A non-mandatory, prebid conference will be held at the site at Wednesday April 14th , 2010 at 4:00 PM at Ragsdale High School Cafeteria The project consists of roadwork, site and existing building renovations at the old Jamestown Middle School building and Ragsdale High School. A 95,327 SF addition joining the two buildings and will open in August 2011. The new 52,000 SF Autism Building will replace the existing wing on Ragsdale High School. The classroom wing will be demolished in 2011, and the new two-story Autism Building will be bid later and built to open by June 2012. Time and Dates for Receipt of Bids: Sealed Bids are due in strict accordance with the following dates and times at which they will be opened publically: May 4th, 2010 until 2:00 PM ET 101A Fencing (Temp Construction) 101B Fencing (Permanent) 103A General Trade - Dumpsters, Toilets, Trailer Rentals & Allowances 103B General Trade - Safety, Cleanup 104A Structure Demolition 104B Select Demolition 105A Final Cleaning (Phases 1 through 3) 201 Site Utilities - sanitary, AND domestic water, fire water, 202 Site Demolition and Clearing, Storm Water, Erosion, Roof Leaders, Area Drainage, and Grading (rough and final including topsoil). 203 Parking Lots and Road Work - curbs, stone, paving, and striping, concrete sidewalks, tennis courts 204A Landscaping & Irrigation, (Phases 1 through 3) 301 Concrete Package including all Slab-on-grade, above grade slabs, foundation drainage/stone, backfill interior building footprint mechanical pads, rain water dewatering, and termite treatment 302 Precast Concrete Package May 5th, 2010 until 2:00PM, ET 401 Masonry, Architectural Limestone/ Precast set with masonry, and Damp-proofing, Cavity wall insulation, ties anchors, etc. 501 Structural and misc. Steel including stairs, rails, and miscellaneous 502 Canopy (Protective Covers) 601 Millwork and Casework, Library Furnishings 701A Waterproofing & Caulking (Phases 1 through 3) 702 Roofing 801 Curtain wall, Storefront (caulk exterior & Interior), Sun Control Devices 802A Doors, Frames, and Hardware (Phases 1 through 3) 901A Drywall and Metal Studs (Phases 1 through 3) 902A Ceramic Tile and Waterproofing 902B Terrazzo Flooring Repairs 903A Acoustical Ceilings / Acoustic Wall Panels (Phases 1 through 3) 904A Carpet and VCT, Sport Flooring (Phases 1 through 3) 905A Painting and Wall Coverings (Phases 1 through 3) 1001A Specialties - (toilet accessories, toilet partitions, FEC’s, marker boards/tack boards, room coat hooks, entrance mats, tack strips Projection Screens, lockers, flag poles) (Phases 1 through 3) May 6th, 2010 until 2:00PM, ET 1003 Operable Panel Partitions 1004A Signage (Phases 1 through 3) 1101 Food Service Equipment 1102 Gymnasium Equipment, Ballet Barres and Telescopic Stands 1201A Window Treatments (Phases 1 through 3) 1401 Elevators 1501 Fire Protection 1502 Plumbing 1503 Mechanical 1504 HVAC Controls 1505 HVAC Test & Balance 1601 Electrical, Fire Alarm 1701 Telecommunications, AV, and CCTV, Security, Book Detection System Location for receipt of bids: Mailed Bids to or Hand Delivered (Prior to Bid Day): (Clearly mark on envelope) “ RAGSDALE HIGH SCHOOL & BID PACKAGE # ____“ insert number GCS Purchasing Department, RM-100 501 West, Washington Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27401 Attention: John Mann, Director of Purchasing Location for Opening of bids: Location: GCS Purchasing Department, RM-100 501 West, Washington Street Greensboro, North Carolina 27401 Time:2:00PM Prompt Bid Bonds: This project will be covered by a SubGuard Program designed to encourage small business participation. For bids from $0 to $100,000 no bid bond is required; for bids from $100,001 to $299,999 a good faith letter is required; for bids that exceed $300,000 a 5% bid bond is required. Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds will be covered by the Subguard Program. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of 90 days. Minority businesses are encouraged to submit bids for this project. The Board of Education awards public contracts without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age or handicapped condition as defined by North Carolina General Statutes, Section 168A-3. The appropriate forms from the section entitled “Participation by Women and Minority Owned Businesses“ must be submitted with each bid to show good faith efforts to obtain Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise participation. 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Sealed proposals will be received by the Guilford County School System from Prequalified Contractors for each bid package listed below, from May 4th through May 6th , 2010 in Conference Room 100 located at 501 W. Washington Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401, and immediately thereafter publicly opened and read aloud, to furnish all materials and labor for the renovations and additions to Ragsdale High School and Autism Building. Plans, specifications, and contract documents will be available for inspection during business hours from February 28, 2010 until bids are opened at the following locations:


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Informal Bids will be received by the Purchasing Division of the City of High Point, North Carolina until 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2010, for the following: BID# 31-041210, Contract Number Eng 2010-001, Sealing Existing Pavement Cracks And Joints Bids are invited for work as follows, as well as all related miscellaneous work: Work under this contract consists of sealing existing longitudinal and transverse pavement cracks and joints with PS/AR (hot-poured rubber asphalt) at the various locations list herein. Quantities and major work items are more thoroughly described herein. General contractors are notified that “An Act to regulate the Practice of General Contractors, Section 87-1 through 15“, ratified by the General Assembly of North Carolina, on March 10, 1925, and as subsequently amended will be observed in receiving and awarding general contracts. Contract documents, including Drawings and Technical Specifications, are on file at the Engineering Services Department Office located in room 210 of the Municipal Office Building, 211 South Hamilton Street, High Point, North Carolina 27261, Triad Plan Room (A.G.C.), Inc. at 4275 Regency Drive, Suite 102, Greensboro, North Carolina and McGraw Hill/Dodge Plan Room at 507 Airport Road, Suite 107, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560 and Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolina (H.C.A.C.), 1020 Burke Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101. Copies of the proposal form and plans may be obtained from the Engineering Services Department. A pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., in the second floor conference room (Room Number 210) located in the Municipal Office Building, 211 South Hamilton Street, High Point, North Carolina. City staff will be available to discuss the project and answer pertinent questions including MWBE requirements. All prospective Bidders are urged to attend. The City reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, as may in the judgment of the City, serve its best interest and the City further reserves the right to waive irregularities and informalities in any Bid submitted. T. Robert Martin Purchasing Manager April 4, 2010

NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY May 4, 2010 (Published pursuant to G.S. 163-33(8)) A county-wide Democratic, Republican and nonpartisan primary election will be held in Guilford County, May 4, 2010. The polls will be open for voting on election day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Democratic primary will consist of contests for US Senate, State Senate District 28, State House of Representatives Districts 58 and 60, and Sheriff. The Republican primary will consist of contests for US Senate, US House of Representatives Districts 6, 12, and 13, State Senate District 28, State House of Representatives Districts 57, 61 and 62, Sheriff, and County Commissioner Districts 2 and 3. The nonpartisan primary will consist of two seats on the Court of Appeals, Board of Education AtLarge, and Board of Education District 2. Voters registered with the Democratic party may vote in the Democratic primary and the nonpartisan primary. Voters registered with the Republican party may vote in the Republican primary and the nonpartisan primary. Unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary as well as the nonpartisan primary. There are no Libertarian contests in this primary election, however, voters registered with that party may vote the nonpartisan ballot. Residents of Guilford County who are not registered to vote must register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, to be eligible to vote in the primary. Voters who wish to change party affiliation, address, or name must make that change with the Board of Elections by the same date. A person may register to vote or make changes to an existing record at the Guilford County Elections Office, 301 West Market Street, Greensboro or the High Point Elections Office, 505 East Green Drive, High Point, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays, or the Department of Motor Vehicles when renewing or obtaining a driver’s license. Registration-by-mail forms are available at all public libraries or may be printed from our website,, and mailed in. Registered voters in Guilford County may vote early by mail or in person. In-person early voting for the primary election begins on Thursday, April 15th and ends on Saturday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. Same-day registration will be available only during in-person early voting to people who missed the April 9th registration deadline. They will have to provide identification with their name and current address. In-person early voting will be available in the Greensboro and High Point offices during regular office hours, and will be open at other locations at different dates and times prior to election day. Please visit our website,, or call 6413836 in Greensboro or 845-7895 in High Point for exact times and dates of in-person and bymail absentee voting, and for more information on same-day registration. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, April 27th. An extension may be possible for persons with a sickness or disability. All polling places are accessible to the elderly and disabled. Persons with questions about registration, location of polling places, or other matters pertaining to elections may visit our website,, or call the Elections Office in Greensboro, 641-3836, or High Point, 845-7895, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Guilford County Board of Elections will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at the Old County Courthouse, Greensboro, to canvass the votes cast in the primary election. T.J. Warren, Sr., Chairman Guilford County Board of Elections Greensboro, NC 27401 April 4, 2010



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Dedicated Drivers ● 2 years CDL-a exp. req. ● Empty and loaded miles paid the same ● Plus $.02 per mile safety bonus ● $850 to $900 per wk. ● 2,3 and 4 days trips ● Regional trips ● Major Medical; ● Paid Vacation, Paid holidays Salem Carriers Inc

Or Call 1-800-709-2536 Experienced Lawn Care Applicator needed to apply Fertilizer and Weed Control to Turf. Valid DL and Drug test req’d. Call 665-1700 Lake Road Apts. seeking PT (20 hrs wk) positions for Office Asst. and Maint. Personnel. Applications available 10:00-4:00. 308 Taylor Avenue High Point, NC 27260, or fax resume to 336-882-3625. EEO

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 1200 Dorris .............. 8232sf 2136 Brevard.................. 43,277sf

651 Ward ...............38,397sf 2415 English Rd..........21485sf 1200 Corporation ..............3000sf

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

503 Old Tville......... 30493sf 3204E Kivett............ 2750-5000sf 1006 Market Ctr ..............20000sf

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

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

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

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

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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 ............................... $850 788 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

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1br Archdale $395 2br Chestnut $395 Daycare $3200 L&J Prop 434-2736 Ads that work!!


Commercial Property

Cooks experienced only. Austin’s Restaurant 2448 N. Main St.

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APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR RENT. (336)884-1603 for info. Now Leasing Apts Newly Remodeled, 1st Month Free Upon Approved Application, Reduced Rents, Call 336-889-5099

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


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

2170 Spring Dep. Special! Limited Time! Freshly Renovated 1 & 2 BR Apts & Single family homes. Staring at $400, Section 8 accepted. Call Roger 302-8173 or Philip 267-907-2359 Today Up to 2 Months FREE! 336-884-8040 Ambassador Court Apts. Now open 7 days/wk


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

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1 Bedroom 313 Allred Place...............$315 217 Lindsay St ................ $400 2 Bedrooms 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............ $400 318 Monroe Pl ................ $400 309 Windley St. .............. $425 5928 G. Friendly Ave............$700

205 Nighthawk Pl ........... $895 5056 Bartholomew’s... $950

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3 Bedrooms 201 Murray St ................. $375 704 E. Kearns St ............ $450 500 Woodrow Ave ......... $500 105 Bellevue Dr. ............. $575 302 Ridgecrest .............. $575 1033 Foust St. ................ $575 352 Wingo St ................. $600

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

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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

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

3503 Morris Farm Rd . $1150


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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3 BEDROOMS 1614 N. Hamilton .........$325 406 Summitt................$750 523 Guilford.................$450 1705 Worth............. $598 604 Parkwood........ $450 1805 Whitehall ........ $450 2823 Craig Point ........$500

1108 Hickory Chapel Road .......................$375 313 Hobson.................$335 1506 Graves ................$398 1009 True Lane ...........$450 1015 True Lane............$450 100 Lawndale ..............$450 3228 Wellingford ....... $450

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

2 BEDROOMS 900 A S. Elm ...............$298 302 Amhurst ...............$450 1605 & 1613 Fowler ............................... $400 1301 Bencini.................$325 1305 Bencini ................$325 612 A Chandler ...........$335 209 Griclar...................$350 804 Winslow .......... $335 1500-B Hobart.............$298 106-D Thomas........ $395 2709 E. Kivett......... $398 824-H Old Winston Rd ......................................$550 706-C Railroad ............$345 231 Crestwood............$425 1423 Cook ...................$420 1502 Larkin ..................$325 305-A Phillips...............$300 304-B Phillips...............$300 1407-A E. Commerce ......................................$325 1101 Carter St...............$350 705-B Chestnut...........$390 215-G Dorothy........ $360

1 BEDROOM 810 B English........... $198 211 E. Kendall ......... $345 620-19A N. Hamilton ................................ $310 211 G I Long ........... $300 618-12A N. Hamilton ............................... $298 1003 #2 N. Main ..... $298 Apt. #6 .........................$379 320G Richardson ....... $335

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

SECTION 8 2600 Holleman....... $498 1423 Cook St.......... $420 900 Meredith ......... $298 614 Everette ........... $498 1106 Grace ............. $425 406 Greer .............. $325

600 N. Main St. 882-8165

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3 BEDROOMS 603 Denny...................... $750 601 E. Lexington............. $725 610 Liberty...................... $650 602 Lake ........................ $575 1014 Grace ..................... $575 281 Dorothy.................... $550 116 Dorothy .................... $550 1414 Madison ................. $525 205 Guilford ................... $495 1439 Madison................. $495 205 Kendall .................... $495 920 Forest ..................... $450 1217 Cecil ....................... $425 4846 Pike ....................... $400 1215 & 19 Furlough ......... $375 2 BEDROOMS 2847 Mossy Mdow ........ $850 1100 Westbrook.............. $650 3911 D Archdale.............. $600 285 Dorothy ................... $500 1806 Welborn ................. $495 8798 US 311.................... $495 8798 US 311 #2............... $495 906 Beaumont ............... $475 3612 Eastward ............... $465 302 Avery....................... $450 215-B W. Colonial........... $400 600 WIllowbar ................ $400 1035 B Pegram .............. $395 304-A Kersey................. $395 108 F Thomas ................ $375 1418 Johnson ................. $375 1429 E Commerce ......... $375 517 Lawndale ................. $375 502 Lake ........................ $350 802 Barbee .................... $350 503 Hill St ....................... $350 913 Howard.................... $325 606 Wesley.................... $325 1311 Bradshaw ...............$300 1730 B Brooks ................ $295 1 BEDROOMS 2921 Archdale ................ $375 313 B Kersey .................. $340 311 E. Kendall ................. $325 205 A&B Taylor .............. $285 1007 A Park .................... $250

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3BR, 2BA,1650 sqft. 5367 Jennifer Ct, Archdale, $800 mo + dep. 336-434-1117 3BR/2BA, 2100sqft. Pilot School Area. No Pets. $850/mo + dep. Call 336-408-1304


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4 BEDROOMS 112 White Oak.........$1195 3700 Innwood ........$1195 622 Dogwood ........ $895 3 BEDROOMS 1000 Ruskin............ $895 1312 Granada ......... $895 2705 Ingleside Dr ....$725 1700-F N.hamilton ... $625

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

601 Willoubar.......... $525 1605 Staley............. $525 324 Louise ............. $525 1016 Grant .............. $525 919 Old Winston ..... $525 2209-A Gable Way .. $500 2219 N. Centennial.. $495 609 Radford ........... $495 127 Pinecrest...........$475

1019 Montlieu ..........$475 1606 Larkin............. $450 502 Everett ............ $450 328 Walker............. $425 322 Walker............. $425 2 BEDROOM 2640 2D Ingleside $780

1048 Oakview......... $650 213 W. State........... $600 503 Monnell ........... $550 101 #6 Oxford Pl ..... $535 1540 Beaucrest ...... $525 1420 Madison......... $500 204 Prospect ......... $500 920 Westbrook ...... $495 419 Peace ...............$475 16 Leonard ............. $450 215 Friendly ............ $450 1198 Day................. $450 1707 W. Rotary ....... $450 111 Chestnut ........... $450 1101 Blain ................ $450 700-B Chandler...... $425 12 June................... $425 205-A Tyson Ct...... $425 1501-B Carolina ...... $425 1100 Wayside ......... $400 321 Greer ............... $400 324 Walker............. $400 713-B Chandler ...... $399 2406 Dallas ............ $395 611-B Hendrix ......... $395 204 Hoskins ........... $395 2903-A Esco .......... $395 1043-B Pegram ...... $395 908 E. Kearns ........ $395 1704 Whitehall ........ $385 601-B Everett ..........$375 2306-A Little ...........$375 501 Richardson .......$375 1635-A W. Rotary ....... $350

1206 Adams ................$350 1227 Redding...............$350 305 Barker...................$350 406 Kennedy...............$350 311-B Chestnut............$350 1516-B Oneka..............$350 309-B Griffin ................$335 4703 Alford ..................$325 313-B Barker ...............$300 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............. $325 305 E. Guilford ........$275 309-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 Ads that work!!

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3BR/2BA, Denton area, $500/mo. 2BR/2BA, T-ville, $600/mo. 870-0654

House for Rent. $525 month, $500 deposit. (1) 2BR/1BA. 1316 Boundary, (1)1BR/1BA, 522A Roy, $325, $300 dep. Call 1-209605-4223

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3BR/2BA Goldfish Pond in Garden, Cent H/A. $895 472-0224

N E E D S P A C E ? 3BR/1BA. CENT H/A CALL 336-434-2004

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2BR Central Air, carpet, blinds, appls., No pets. 883-4611 LM RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL NEEDS Call CJP 884-4555 1 BEDROOM Chestnut Apts ................ $295 2 BEDROOMS 1003B Blair ..................... $425 1704 Long St .................. $450 2315 A Van Buren ..........$390 318-B Coltrane ...............$425

1348 Bailey Cir........... $595 3762 Pineview ........... $500 607 Hedrick .............. $325 209 Motsinger........... $350 2415A Francis......... $500

5363 Darr................$275 1827-B Johnson ............. $550 706 Kennedy.......... $350 2604 Triangle Lake ........ $350 Scientific................. $395 Woodside Apts.............. $450 1310 C Eaton Pl .............. $450 3016-A Sherrill................ $375 3 BEDROOMS 3628 Hickswood ............ $995 2603 Ty Cir..................... $600 125 Thomas.................... $675 127 Thomas.................... $675 511 Blain Ct..................... $575 604 N Rotary ................. $625 1013 Adams............. $415 2915 Central Av ......... $525 650 Wesley ............... $400 1823 W. Lexington ......... $650

4 BEDROOMS 4465 Garden Club ........$1200 Craven-Johnson Pollock 615 N. Hamilton St. 884-4555 Spacious 2BR, 1BA, W/D Hook ups Move in Specials. Call 803-1314


Rooms AFFORDABLE rooms for rent. Call 491-2997



Rooms, $100- up. No Alcohol or Drugs. Incld Util.. 887-2033

(new listing) Beautifully remodeled brick home at 502 Birchwood 3 bedrooms, 2 updated baths, new windows, new appliances, countertops and kitchen floors. Repainted inside refinished beautiful hardwood floors, this is like new. Call for appointment $142,500.

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


LOW Weekly Rates a/c, phone, HBO, eff. Travel Inn Express, HP 883-6101 no sec. dep.

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N. Myrtle Beach, Shore Dr area. 2 BR, 2 BA. Ocean view condo. Weeks ava. 336-476-8662 VACATION RENTALSGive NC residents statewide your rates for spring and summ e r w i t h a d placement on the North Carolina Statewide Classified Ad Network. Your ad will be published in 114 NC newspapers and reach 1.6 million households. Ad is also posted at m . Print and online for only $330! Visit for more information.


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Tutoring available for grade K-5. $12/hour. One on one training. Call 336-687-4565


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8 unit , 2 bed, 1 bath apartment investment. 206 Kenilworth. $270,000. David Wilson CJP Realtors 847-3690 Where Buyers & Sellers Meet

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Manufactured Houses

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

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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 Remodeled-Like New 2BR-Carport-Fenced Private yard-2 Bldgs 8 mi #109S. T-ville $460-472-8614-Refs.


Roommate Wanted

Room to Rent Upstairs utilities incl. $350mo Women only Safe place. 848-4032



1st week 1/2 price. Fully furnished. All utilities. $100. in High Point. Call 848-2689 A-1 ROOMS. Clean, close to stores, buses, A/C. No deposit. 803-1970.

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

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



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.

Vacation/ Resort

C O M M E R C I A L PROPERTY AUCTION274,800+/- sq. ft. Manufacturing Facility on 36.5+/- acres. Land offered in 7 parcels with Direct Exposure to Route 460 in Princeton, WV. This is a debt free, surplus asset M i n i m u m B i d $2,000,000. This prime facilit y offers 266,300+/- sq. ft. of manufacturing/wareh ou se, and 8 ,500+/sq. ft. of offices. A 129,000+/ sq. ft. warehouse addition and a 5,000 sq. ft. brick office b uilding were built in 2001 at a cost of $4,000,000. Auction on-site April 13 at 2 p.m. Boyd Temple (WV#1202), Woltz & Associates, Inc., Real Estate B r o k e r s & A u c t i o n e e r s , Roanoke, VA, 8005 5 1 - 3 5 8 8 o r U P C O M I N G AUCTIONS: APRIL 6th: 124+/- AC Divided, F arm House, Dunn. APRIL 6th: 41+/- AC Divided, Erwin. APRIL 7th: 12+/- AC, 2 Tracts, 4 Turkey Houses, Autryville. APRIL 12th: 20 lots sold in 4 units, Pinehurst. APRIL 12th: Home, 3BD/2.5BA, Sanford. APRIL 12th: Home, 4BD/3BA, Sanford. Johnson P r o p e r t i e s , NCAL7340, 9 19-6932 2 3 1 , www.johnsonproperti


Cemetery Plots/Crypts

Floral Garden, 2 plots. Sells for $6400 asking $5000. Call 610-698-7056 Nice Plot section T in Floral Garden Cemetery. $2500. 882-9132


12 Blue Pitt Puppies. Parents ABDA & UKC Reg. Call for information 336-307-3757 or 336-989-0430 Bichon Poo, Maltese, Schanuzer, Shih Tzu 498-7721 For Sale 6 week old Blue Pit Bull puppies, 6 F, 2 M, $250. each. Call 471-6461


Care Sick Elderly

Certified and experienced CNA will care for your loved ones, weekday, weekends AM/PM, references, and background ck. provided. Call Bonnie 472-4634 / 687-0777

It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds Maltese Male pup Snow White. Easter Baby. $500 Cash. Call 336-431-9848 Standard Size Pomeranians. Shades of Brown. $250 each. Call 336-989-3022


Yorkshire Terrier Male Pup AKC Looking For Love $475 Call 336-431-9848


Yorkshire Terrier Male Pup AKC Looking For Love $475 Call 336-431-9848

Computer Repair

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


Lawn Care

C & C Lawn Care. Mow, trim, aerate, fert., etc. Res & comm. 434-6924 Mowing & Trimming. Archdale, Trinity & Sophia. Reasonable Rates. Call 861-1803

Antiques, Fine Furniture, Glassware, Sterling Silver, Granfather Clock, Tools + Much More!


Pets - Free

FREE Kittens to a Good Home Only. 6 weeks & 8 weeks. Call for info rmation 336-991-0869 Free to good home only, 9 wks old, 2 Brown M, and 2 Black, and 1 Brown F. 476-6562 689-9331



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Personal Property-Partial Listing: Ridgeway Grandfather clock (approx. 50 years old), 60 pc. set of sterling silver flatware (Wallace Grande Baroque pattern), Thomasville Chair Co. (Finch Fine Furniture), dining room suite inc. table w/6 chairs, buffett & server (Ball & Claw feet), Thomasville Chair Co. bedroom suite w/2 twin beds, chest of drawers & night stand, Thomasville Chair Co. 5 pc. bedroom suite w/2 beds, nightstand, dresser & chest of drawers, Duncan Phythe drum table, Upholstery sofa w/ball & claw feet, Several upholstery chairs w/wooden legs, Duncan Phythe drum table, Upholstery sofa w/ball & claw feet, Several upholstery chairs w/ wooden legs, Duncan Phythe tear table, Bench w/upholstery bottom, Bookshelf, Dining room table w/4 chrome chairs & leafArc Deco style, Desk, Several hanging mirrors, Zenith floor model TV, Wicker stool, Metal outdoor glider & matching rocking chair, Small cast iron plant stand, Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator / freezer w/ice & water dispenser, Whirlpool washing machine, Kitchen stool, Several framed pictures/prints, Antique punch bowl set, Gone With the Wind Lamp, Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf pitcher, Miscellaneous vases, Ceramic Figurines, Pottery vase, Several pieces of crystal/lead crystal, + much more!

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

3 bedroom, 2 bath house with porch on 2 a c r e s , $145,000.00. 336449-4852 OPEN HOUSE Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5 For Sale or Lease Purchase. 3934 Cloverwood Meadow Ln, High Point. Bargain Priced by Out of State Owner. Large TH, 3BR/2BA, Dbl Garage, Triple size Patio, New DW & Carpets, Below appraised value. $135,000. Or Call 336-841-8542 or 317-2187 for appt.

SALE CONDUCTED BY: Richie T. Hughes, Auctioneer Broker NCALN: 6206 NCRBN: 202693


Zac Hughes, Auctioneer NCALN: 8231 Executor: Wayne Lineback





ABSOLUTE AUCTIONSalvage Yard & Equipment. Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m., 810 Old Wilkesboro Road, Taylorsville, NC. 9.6 acres, rollback, tools, equipment, ve hicles, parts, more. See our website.; www.auctionzip ID#14226. 336-2633957. NCFAL#8834 Deceased Estate Sat. April 17 10:00AM 554 Hastings Hill Rd. To settle the estate of the late Ted Smith. We are liquidating tractors, trailers, implements, farm equipment and tools incidental to the farming operation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their sons Ricky and Robbie. Details and photos @ #5098JCpegg996-4414

***GIGANTIC*** NEW FURNITURE 2-DAY AUCTION! Sat. April 10th. @ 10:00am Sun., April 11th. @ 12:00noon High POint, NC (1950 W. Green Dr) 2,000 + Pcs. BED RM FURNITURE DINING RM FURNITURE LIVING RM FURNITURE ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS, HOME BARS, BAR STOOLS, WINE RACKS, WRITING DESKS, LEATHER SOFAS, 50+ CURIOS, 100’S OF CHAIRS, MIRRORS, BOMBE CHESTS, CHEST OF DRAWERS, BABY BEDS, CHILDREN’S FURNITURE, BUNK BEDS, DRY SINKS, and much more... (Name Brand Showroom Samples) Inspection: Fri., April 9th. 12:00noon-6:00pm Terms: Cash, Certified Check, Company Check accepted w/current bank letter of credit, VC/MC accepted. 13% Buyers premium applies, 3% discount when paying w/cash or approved check. NC Sales tax applies to all purchases. Announcements made day of auction supercede any written material. Everything sold As Is/Where Is. *Go to Website for more information & Pictures. www.Mendenhall


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11 2nd Avenue, Thomasville, NC 27360

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


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

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

PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE LATE ROBERT GLENN & VIVIAN BAITY Traveling on I-85, exit at Thomasville exit (#103), take Hwy 109 North (Randolph Street), proceed to 2nd Avenue (across from Loflin’s Restaurant), turn right, auction on right. Follow auction signs.


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Commercial Property

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

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10,000 BTU Air conditioner. 2 years old. Excellent condition. Great Buy. $150. Call 336-862-0205

1BR MH. Stove & refrig. Cent Air. Must show employment proof. Good Location. 431-5560 3BR, 2 full Baths, $400. mo. rent, $400. dep., NO pets, in Sophia, Call 431-8966

Pets - Free

Lab Mix Puppies Free to Good Homes Only. Great Outdoors Pet.. Call 336-803-1251 for more information

Schools & Instructions

FORECLOSURES, SHORT SALES, absolute bargains on NC mountain property. 2+ acres, $15,900. Log cabin shell on 1.52 acres, $79,900. Their loss -your ga in. Call 828-286-1666 brkr

Mobile Homes/Spaces


Henry Shavitz Realty


T-ville 2BR/1BA, Cent H/A. Bsmnt. Ref’s, No Pets. Sec Dep. $550/mo 431-5383





GUN AUCTION- Online Only, vintage shotguns, rifles, handguns & military arms from a lifetime collection. Bidding Ends April 8th at 11:00 AM, Bid ONLINE at www.HouseAuctionCompany. com 252-729-1162, NCAL#7889, R E S T A U R A N T E Q U I P M E N T A U C T I O N Wednesday, April 7 at 10 a.m. 407 Jeffreys Lane, Goldsboro, NC. Coolers, Freezers, Gas Fryers, Stoves, Ranges, Ovens, Hu ndreds of Items. www.ClassicAuctions. com 704-791-8825. NCAF5479.


Electronic Equipment/ Computers

Girls White Wash Qn Sz BR Suite, Dresser & Mirror, Nightstand, Chest of Drawer, EC. $500. Call 687-6424



Craftsman Lawn Tractor, 22hp, 42“ cut, 200 hrs EC. $700. 336-889-0382

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Deceased Estate Sat. April 17 10:00AM 554 Hastings Hill Rd. To settle the estate of the late Ted Smith. We are liquidating tractors, trailers, implements, farm equipment and tools incidental to the farming operation of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their sons Ricky and Robbie. Details and photos @ #5098JCpegg996-4414



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04 Pontiac Grand Am, 44k, Exc Cond. $4400. Call 336-4316020 or 847-4635 It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds 06 BMW X5, V6, AWD, Prem. Pck, 58K, $24,300. Call 4727343 or 687-0184

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’01 Damon motorhome. 2 slides, 2 ACs, 10k, loaded. 36ft. Very good cond., $52,000. Back-up camera. 431-9891 94’ Camper, new tires, water heater, & hookup. Good cond., sleeps 7, $6,400. Call 301-2789 1990 Southwind Motorhome. 33ft, Full Body Paint. 454 C h e v y , J a c k s , Generator, $9250. Call 336-847-3719 ’90 Winnebago Chiefton 29’ motor home. 73,500 miles,

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


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Sporting Equipment


Autos for Sale

98 Lincoln Continental Mark VIII, 171k miles, VGC. Blk EXT & INT, loaded, $3995, obo. 336-906-3770

Official Cornhole boards w/bags, Nascar theme, 276-2240168

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03 Harley D avidson Road King, 565 miles, $15,500. Call 8705127 2002 HD, Electra Glide Standard. Lots of Chromes. LN. $10,000. 289-3924

07 Chevy Malibu, 35k mi, auto, 4 cylinder, new Michelins, $9,350. 510-8794

95 HD Road King. Less than 18K. Lots of Chrome. Blk & Silver w/hardbags. Reduced $9,500.obo 345-4221

88 Chevy Corvette , auto, very good cond., Call if interested 472-5560

1995 HD, Sportster, Lots of Chrome. $4,000. Call 336289-3924

96 Ford Crown Vic. 56,000 actual miles, Nice, $2,600. Call 431-6020/847-4635

98 Kawasaki Vulcan. 1500cc, 15k mi. Black. Lots of Chrome. $4800. 859-0689 EC




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Lots starting at $34,900 Homes starting at $225,000 Special Financing at 4.75% (Certain Restrictions Apply)


Water View

Builders personal home with many upgrades: hardwood floors, jetted tub, separate shower, beautiful granite counters, fabulous kitchen, 2 story family room AND DRAMATIC VIEWS!! Plus much, much more….


3152 WINDCHASE COURT 3 BR 2 BA 1164 SF, New carpet & paint, New HVAC, GE Appliances. End Unit $96,900



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

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


3930 Johnson St.

A Must See! Beautiful home set on 3 acres, New cabinets, corian countertops, hardwood, carpet, appliances, deck, roof. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, formal living room, dining room, great room. $248,900.

Contact us at Lamb’s Realty- 442-5589.

6 Bedrooms, Plus 3 Home Offices Or 8 Bedrooms 19 Forest Dr Fairgrove Forest, Thomasville New Year New Price. $1,000. cash to buyer at closing. 1.5 Ac. landscaped. 3br. 2baths, kitchen, dining room, livingroom, den & office. 2 Fireplaces with gas logs, crown molding, attached over sized garage and a 50 x 20 unattached 3 bay garage. 2400 sq. ft. $250,000. 336-475-6839

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


Call 336-886-4602




725-B West Main St., Jamestown Call: Donn Setliff (336) 669-0478 or Kim Setliff (336) 669-5108 (Owner is Realtor)



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

8 Unit Apartment Building Available

All Brick Exterior Built 1987. Paved Parking. Each unit 2BR, 1BA (Approx. 750 square Ft.) Electric Heat & Air Conditioning. Many Upgrades and new appliances, floor coverings, cabinets, paint. Public water & sewer (individual meters). Fully rented with annual rents of $44,400.00 Conveinent to public transportation and downtown. Asking price $350,000.00. For additional information call (336)833-6797.



Office Condo For Sale – Main St., Jamestown, 1400 Sq. Ft. 1st Floor, 3 Offices, Break Area, Storage, Plus 1/2 Bath, 2nd Floor 2 Offices, Another 1/2 Bath, Good Traffice Exposure, Divided so that you may rent Part of Offices.

- 1.1 Acre – Near Wesley Memorial Methodist – - Emerywood area “Tell your friends” $239,900. Priced below Tax & appraisal values. Owner Financing 294-4949

Directions: Westchester to West Lexington, south on Hwy. 109, Community is on the left just past Ledford Middle School. Quality construction beginning at $169,900! Eight Flexible floorplans! - Three to seven bedrooms - 1939 square feet to 3571 square feet - Friendship/Ledford Schools - Low Davidson County Taxes - Basement lots Available. No City Taxes, No Slab, All Crawspace Construction MORE INFO @ Marketed Exclusively by Patterson Daniel Real Estate, Inc.

Debra Murrow, Realtor New Home Consultant 336-499-0789

3 bedroom/2bath house for sale, Fairgrove Area, Thomasville. Half basement, 2-stall garage, also detached garage. Call 472-4611 for more information. $175,000. For Sale By Owner 515 Evergreen Trail • Thomasville, NC 27360

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Condo $82,000. Excellent High Point location convenient to Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Apprx. 950 square feet. Spacious bedrooms and closets. Garden tub in the master bath. Tray ceilings and crown molding in the living room. Private balcony overlooking a wooded area. Includes: Refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave and washer/dryer connection MOTIVATED SELLER. **Will rent for $650 per month.

Call 336-769-0219


189 Game Trail, Thomasville

406 Sterling Ridge Dr Beautiful home in the Trinity school district. 3br/2.5 bath, walk in closet, garden tub/w separate shower, hardwoods, gas logs and more. $177,500.

Lamb’s Realty 442-5589


164 Emily Ann Drive, N. Davidson County-FSBO Desirable Davidson County Schools, gorgeous, custom brick home built in 2005, 2,864 SF, quiet cul-de-sac,3BR,2.5BA,possible 4th BR in unfinished space, spacious modern open floor plan on one level, HW floors, bonus room over garage, custom kitchen w/granite countertops, maple cabinets, SS appliances, and beautiful tile floor, wonderful master suite with HUGE walk-in closet, tons of storage, too many extras to list here. See our ad at for more details or call 336-201-3943. Shown by appointment only. $389,900.00

Enjoy living in a quiet, distinctive neighborhood with no through traffic. 3 BR 2.5 BA, 2300 sq’, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings & lg. windows, Oak floors & carpeted BRs, marble tiled bathrooms, lg. large master bath with separate shower, double fire place in master BR & LR w. gas logs, kitchen w. granite counter tops, double oven, stereo system. 2 car garage, large patio overlooking a beautiful back yard. Low taxes. $329,000 $321,000 Visit or call 336.687.3959

Over 4,000 Sq. Ft. Brick home with 4 Bedrooms & 4 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, 2 master suites, fenced yard. Grand dining room – Priced at $319,900!!



Located at 1002 Barbee St, High Point 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Fireplace, New Vinyl, Completely Remodeled. Garage & Storage. $89.900. Have other homes to finance. Will trade for land.

360 Hasty Hill Rd All New inside, Remodeled, 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Vinyl Siding, Large Lot. $47,900. Will trade for Land. Other Homes for sale with Owner Financing from

Call 886-7095


505 Willow Drive, Thomasville

Wendy Hill 475-6800

$30,000 to $80,000.

1812 Brunswick Ct. Chestnut Oaks High Point, NC TOWNHOUSE One Level w/front porch 1760 SQ Ft, 2 BR w/ walk-in closets 2 BA, Laundry RM, All Appliances, Eat-In Kitchen w/ lots of cabinets, Large Dining & Family RM w/ Fireplace & Built-In Storage & Bookcases, Private 2 Car Garage w/storage RM, Large Deck $159,000.


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Butler continues magical ride INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – After 25 years, “Hoosiers” could use an update. One more win, and Butler will have the perfect script. Gordon Hayward had 19 points and nine rebounds, including one with two seconds left that sealed the game. The small school looked anything but, taking down another of college basketball’s biggest names with a 52-50 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four on Saturday. Butler (33-4) now plays the winner of West Virginia-Duke in Monday night’s title game. In its hometown, no less. Hollywood couldn’t write this any better. “We’ve been talking about the next game all year, and it’s great to be able to say the next game’s for a national championship,” Hayward said. Michigan State (28-9) has been living on the edge all tournament, ravaged by injuries and squeaking from game to game,

and this night was no different. After trailing by as much as seven in the second half, Draymond Green made a pair of free throws to pull Michigan State within 5049 with 56 seconds left. Ronald Nored missed a jumper, and Michigan State got the rebound. But Hayward wouldn’t give the driving Green an inch, forcing him to put up an awkward layup that didn’t come close. Nored scooped up the rebound, and Green had no choice but to foul him, pushing the big fella out of the game. Nored made both, and the Bulldogs had a 52-49 lead with six seconds to play. After a timeout, the Spartans inbounded the ball and Butler was all over them, choosing to foul rather than take a chance on the Spartans getting of a 3 – like they did to beat Maryland at the buzzer. Korie Lucious made the first and bricked the second. Hayward came up with the ball to seal the victory.


ning ever since for new coach Mike Esposito. The 5foot-10, 141pounder SPORTS owns HPU records in Steve the outdoor Hanf 10,000 me■■■ ters and the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters. Cherry set the school record of 28 minutes, 44.03 seconds in the 10,000 while recording the sixth-fastest time in the nation at the recent Stanford Invitational, and he’s the defending Big South Conference champion in the event. While strong early in his Panther career, Cherry didn’t hit his full stride until more recently. During the 2006-07 school year, he suffered through a bout of Achilles tendonitis that slowed him through the outdoor season of 2008. “It was the muscles on the outside of my leg getting tight, and all it took was massaging those muscles and now it doesn’t happen, but you have to find that out,” Cherry explained. The missing track time proved as painful as the injury for someone accustomed to running 100 to 110 miles per week. But once totally healthy for his junior year, Cherry took two conference titles in the indoor season while winning the 10,000 and placing second in the 5,000 at the outdoor championships.


s a baseball traditionalist, I think the big-league season should open every year in Cincinnati. That’s how it used to be, so that’s good enough for me. But in an ever-changing world, tradition is more of a Scrabble word than anything else. So since plan A is out, I must confess that Major League Baseball’s latest plan B isn’t too bad.





Duke’s Miles Plumlee (l) grabs a rebound in front of West Virginia’s Wellington Smith during Saturday night’s game. Duke won to advance to play Butler for the national title. See coverage Monday in The High Point Enterprise.

Connecticut senior Tina Charles is the runaway choice as The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball player of the year. The 6-foot-4 Charles, who averaged 18.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, and shot 63.5 percent from the field, received 33 votes from the 40-member national media panel. Connie Yori, meanwhile, is The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball coach of the year. Yori received 28 votes from the 40-member national media panel, well ahead of Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma.




High Point University track standout Jesse Cherry, a senior from just outside of Anchorage, Alaska, has traveled a long way to become a top distance runner for the Panthers. “It started last year, some of the breakthrough,” Cherry said. “I was one of two, three runners for the first time in NCAA history under 29 minutes for the 10K to not go to nationals. I’m a first in something, but it’s not what I wanted to be first in. This year it’s about nationals and AllAmerican status.” Beyond that, Cherry may even decide to run professionally, joining a team that trains with the goal of placing athletes in the Olympics. Of course,

there’s always the dream job of “enthusiast press video game journalism,” which would be a nice use of dual computer science and English majors for the four-year Millis ScholarAthlete. Between the studying and the running, Cherry admits that “I live a completely different college life than most college kids. “That’s what you have to decide. If you want to be great, you have to sacrifice,” Cherry added. “You can’t do the late-

night drinking. You can have nights where you get a little time off, but it’s about consistency. Distance is all about training. If I don’t get enough sleep, I can feel it the next day in my run. “People have college stories about stealing a stop sign while being naked because they’re so intoxicated,” Cherry said with a laugh. “Mine’s about going for that 18-mile run. But I love it.”

The big-league season opens tonight in Boston. The Red Sox play host to the New York Yankees (8 p.m., ESPN2). Josh Beckett pitches for the Beantowners, while CC Sabathia toes the slab for the Bronx Bombers. You can do worse than raise the curtain on a regular season with the best rivalry in all of professional sports. And in recent seasons, MLB certainly has. Regular-season openers in Mexico, Japan

and on the moon (just kidding about that last one) missed the mark in my book. But tonight, it’s Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mo Rivera and the Yankees against Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez, Jonathan Papelbon and the Red Sox. I’ll be watching. I bet I won’t be alone.


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Long run from home

clever member of the High Point University athletic staff put together a U.S. map with the distance from HPU to Eugene, Ore., charted at 2,803 miles. Panther senior Jesse Cherry has run that distance – and then some – since Aug. 31, but hey, why stop there? Beyond the trek to the NCAA Nationals is Eagle River. Cherry’s hometown in Alaska sits 4,344 miles from High Point, a scenic hop, skip and jump past North Dakota, through Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and White Horse, Yukon – nearly all the way to Anchorage on the southern coast of Alaska. “I’ve gotten people asking me, ‘Do you have grass there, is it nighttime or daytime all year round, do you have McDonald’s, Wal-Mart?’ Yeah, we have those, and we have grass. I’ve seen it before,” Cherry said with a smile. “Some people might think that we’re trapped in a blizzard all year round, our transportation is by husky. But we do have some technology and luckily e-mail had made it up there by 2005.” Former Panthers coach Al Barnes found Cherry back then and invited him to High Point for an official visit. The trip was a blur, along with the other four official recruiting trips taken by the running and cross country skiing star from Chugiak High School, but High Point won out. Cherry has been win-




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North Charleston won the flight at 60-over. GOLF Jamie Canaday tied for fourth in the flight at 78-78–156. Michael PALMETTO CHAMPIONSHIP Hunter, Andrew Welborn and Nick MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Davis Wom- Cebollero also played for the Troble cruised to a nine-shot individ- jans. ual win and Wesleyan Christian Academy tied for third place as a SOFTBALL team at the Palmetto High School Golf Tournament held Friday and AT D.H. CONLEY Saturday at Pawleys Plantation GREENVILLE – Glenn got a win and and Lion’s Paw golf courses. a loss Saturday in the final round of The tournament with 58 teams D.H. Conley’s Easter tournament. from across the United States and The Bobcats dropped a 4-3 deciCanada was flighted into four sion in 10 innings to New Bern. groups. Wesleyan played in the first The opening game was scoreless flight, just below the championship through nine innings before New group. Bern scored three runs in the top of Womble carded two even-par the ninth and Glenn answered. But rounds of 72 for a 144 total that won another run in the 10th gave New his flight by nine shots. The sopho- Bern the victory. more also claimed the overall medMeredith Tilley had an RBI doualist crown by one shot over Miles ble, Sarah Reichart an RBI single Curley of South Pointe (S.C.) and and Rachel Wilson also doubled Taylor Dickson of Gastonia Forest- for Glenn in the opener against last view high schools. year’s fourth-place 4A team. As a team, Wesleyan carded a 329 In the finale, Glenn reached UNC on the first day and a 324 on the sec- Charlotte-signee Katie Watkins for ond to finish at 77-over-par, tied for four runs in a 4-1 victory over East third place in the first flight with Wake. Kristen Terry had an inChapin and Clover high schools. side-the-park home run for Glenn, Academic Magnet High School of Reichart was 2-for-4 with a double,

run scored and RBI, and Wilson was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Kat Zimmer was 1-1 for the day on the mound, finishing with 16 strikeouts and five hits allowed in 17 innings. Glenn (7-2) plays host to High Point Central on Tuesday.

BASEBALL SW GUILFORD 12, ORANGE 4 HILLSBOROUGH – Southwest Guilford blasted Orange High 12-4 on Saturday night to win the Hilltop Invitational championship. The Cowboys (10-3) scored five runs in the fifth inning and four in the seventh to top Orange, which edged East Forsyth 13-9 in Friday’s late semifinal. Andrew Madden got the win for Southwest, striking out five in 5-plus innings. Austin Cole got the save for Southwest, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and cruising through the seventh. Davis Inman went 2-for-4 with a double to pace Southwest at the plate, Madden was 2-for-5, and Kyle Miller drove in two runs. Southwest visits Parkland on Tuesday.

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PHILADELPHIA – Chris Bosh had 28 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and the Toronto Raptors rallied for a 128-123 victory in overtime against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Toronto coughed up a 17-point third-quarter lead, but Bosh put the game away in overtime. Rookie Jrue Holiday put Philadelphia up 114-111 with 59 seconds left, but Jose Calderon tied it 17 seconds later with a 3-pointer. Bosh had a chance to win the game, but missed a contested layup at the buzzer. Philadelphia led 120-119 after Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer with 2:56 remaining in overtime. The teams were tied at 122 before Bosh’s layup moved the Raptors ahead. Philadelphia had a chance to

tie it with 52 seconds left, but Sam Dalembert missed a free throw. Bosh drilled a bank shot to extend Toronto’s lead to 126-123 after Iguodala missed a 3-pointer. Jarrett Jack’s free throws with 14 seconds remaining clinched the victory. Iguodala finished with 33 points and 11 assists, both season highs, to go with eight rebounds to help the Sixers stage their comeback. Holiday added a career-high 25 points for Philadelphia. Toronto shot 16 for 21 from the floor in the third quarter and opened the fourth up 99-87, but the Sixers put together a 20-7 run to open the quarter. Willie Green’s 19foot jump shot with 3:59 remaining put Philadelphia ahead 107-106, the team’s first lead since the second quarter. Green finished with 13 points.

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Sonny Weems continued to have a hot hand for the Raptors, putting in 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting.

HAWKS 91, PISTONS 85 ATLANTA – Jamal Crawford scored 29 points, Al Horford added 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 91-85 on Saturday night for their 10th straight home victory. The Hawks also handed Detroit its 11th straight loss, the Pistons’ worst run since dropping 13 in a row Dec. 15-Jan. 11. Rodney Stuckey had 22 points for the Pistons.

NETS 115, HORNETS 87 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rookie Terrence Williams had 14 points and a career-high 14 assists and the New Jersey Nets posted their biggest win of the season.

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Softball at Ragsdale, 5 Baseball at HP Central, 7 Tennis vs. S. Guilford, 4:30 Soccer at E. Guilford, 6 Track at Ragsdale, 4 Golf vs. S. Guilford, 4

Baseball at SW Guilford, 5 Softball at S. Guilford, 5 Tennis at HP Central, 4:30

High Point Central

Baseball vs. Wheatmore, 7 Softball at Glenn, 7 Soccer at Glenn, 7

Soccer vs. SW Guilford, 7 Baseball vs. E. Forsyth, 7 Tennis vs. Andrews, 4:30 Softball vs. SW Guilford, Golf host PTC (Blair), 4:30 6

Southwest Guilford High Point Christian

Tennis at NW Guilford, 4:30

Baseball at Mingo Bay tourney, Myrtle Beach, TBA


Baseball vs. Andrews, 7 Softball vs. Page, 6 Tennis vs. NW Guilford, 4:30 Track vs. Parkland, 5 Baseball vs. Ledford, 6 Track vs. Glenn, 4:30

Saturday Track host Neil Morris Invitational (at SWG), 9

Baseball at Parkland, 7 Softball vs. E. Forsyth, 7 Soccer vs. E. Forsyth, 7 Lax (G) vs. N. Guilford, 7 Lax (B) vs. NWG, 7:30 Baseball at Mingo Bay Baseball at Mingo Bay tourney, Myrtle Beach, tourney, Myrtle Beach, TBA TBA

Softball at SE Guilford, 7 Softball at HP Central, 6 Track host Neal Morris Soccer at HP Central, 7 Soccer at NE Guilford, 7 Inv., 9 a.m. Tennis at SE Guilford, 4:30 Lax (G) at Ragsdale, 6 Golf at PTC (Blair), 4:30 Lax (B) vs. Ragsdale, 7:30 Lax (B) vs. Reagan, 7:30 Baseball at Mingo Bay tourney, Myrtle Beach, TBA

Baseball vs. Cary Acad., 5:30 Softball vs. Cary Acad., 5 Soccer vs. Cary Acad., 6 Tennis vs. Cary Acad., 4:30 Golf at G’boro Day, 2 Lax vs. Cary Acad., 5

Golf at Prov. Day, 2

Baseball at G’boro Day, 4:30 Track at Forsyth CD, 4 Softball at G’boro Day, 4:30 Soccer at G’boro Day, 7 Tennis at G’boro Day, 4:30 Lax at G’boro Day, 5

Baseball at Caldwell, 4:30 Soccer vs. Calvary, 6:30 Golf at Caldwell, 4

Baseball vs. Calvary, 7 Soccer at Gaston Day, 4:30

Baseball at N. Guilford, 6 Tennis at O’Neal, 4

Track at Ledford, 4:30

Westchester Bishop McGuinness Track at Ledford, 4:30

East Davidson Glenn

Soccer at N. Forsyth, 6 Tennis at Parkland, 4:30

Golf at W. Davidson, 4



Southern Guilford



Tennis vs. C. Davidson, 4:30

Tennis at E. Forsyth, 4:30 Softball vs. Andrews, 5 Lax (B) vs. Grimsley, 7:30 Soccer vs. Trinity, 6

South Davidson


Softball vs. Davie, 7 Baseball at Ledford, 7 Soccer at Ledford, 7 Softball vs. Ledford, 7 Tennis vs. Wheatmore, 4 Golf at Davidson Co. Champ., 2 Baseball at E. Forsyth, 7 Tennis vs. Reynolds, 4:30 Softball at Alex. Central, 6 Baseball at NW Guilford, Track at Neal Morris Softball vs. HP Central, 7 Track at SW Guilford, Soccer at Ragsdale, 6 7 Inv., 9 a.m. Soccer vs. HP Central, 7 4:30 Golf at PTC (Blair), 4:30 Softball at Ragsdale, 6

Baseball vs. Wheatmore, 4:30

Baseball at SW Guilford, 6 Soccer at S. Guilford, 6 Tennis vs. Asheboro, 4:30 Track vs. East/WCDS, 4:30 Golf at Grimsley, 3 Tennis at G’boro Day, 4:30 Track vs. NW Guilford, 4:30

Baseball vs. E. Mont., 6:30 Softball vs. SW Randolph, 7 Soccer vs. E. Davidson, 7 Tennis vs. S. Guilford, 4:30 Golf at Davidson Co. tourney, 2

Baseball vs. E. Davidson, 7 Softball at E. Davidson, 7

Baseball at E. Forsyth, 7 Soccer vs. Glenn, 6 Tennis at SE Guilford, 4:30 Golf at PTC (Blair), 4:30 Baseball vs. N. Rowan, 7 Soccer vs. N. Rowan, 6:30 Baseball at Central Softball vs. N. Rowan, Davidson, 7 4:30 Softball at West Davidson, 6:30

Baseball at Chatham Central, 7 Soccer vs. W. Davidson, 6:30

Baseball vs. Trinity, 7 Tennis at Andrews, 4:30

Softball vs. SW Randolph, Track at Neil Morris 7 Inv., 9 a.m.

Softball at NW Guilford, 6:30 Soccer vs. Ledford, 6 Tennis at NE Guilford, 4:30 Baseball vs. S. Stokes, 6:30

Softball vs. Andrews, 5 Soccer at Parkland, 6 Tennis at Ledford, 4:30

Baseball at Parkland, 7 Track at Neal Morris Softball vs. Glenn, 6 Inv., 9 a.m. Lax (B) at SW Guilford, 7 Lax (G) vs. SW Guilford, 6

Softball at Wheatmore, 5 Golf at Davidson Co. Champ., 2

Baseball at Asheboro, 5:15

Baseball at S. Guilford, 7 Baseball at SW Randolph, Track at Randolph Co. Soccer at Ragsdale, 6 5 Champs., 4 Golf at Randleman, 4:15 Track at Ledford, 4:30

Baseball at Thomasville, 4:30

Baseball at HP Central, 7 Baseball at Prov. Grove, Soccer at S. Davidson, 4:30 6:30

Softball vs. Thomasville, 4:30

Softball at Randleman, 5

HPU, Liberty split doubleheader SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Steve Antolik hit a two-run homer to left field in the top of the ninth inning to lift High Point to a 5-4 win over Liberty Saturday in the nightcap of a doubleheader. Antolik took an 0-2 pitch from Beakler out of the park for his third home run of the season. Jaime Schultz pitched 32⁄3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts for his second win. High Point stands 1712 (4-5 Big South Conference) while Liberty is 189 (3-3 BSC). The Flames took the opener 14-8. “It was great to get a win,” said HPU head coach Craig Cozart. “The story today was the two freshman pitchers. We got an outstanding start from Jared Avidon and Jaime slammed the door on them. This win will pay dividends down the line, 4-5 in conference play is much better than 3-6. We have had a rough stretch the last week but we didn’t quit and we won’t.” HPU scored all its runs on home runs as Nate Roberts and Matt Gantner went yard in the fourth inning. Roberts led off the fourth inning with a solo homer, his 10th home run of the season. After, the home run, Kyle Mahoney singled up the middle to bring Gantner to the plate. Gantner hit his fifth homer of the season to give HPU a 3-2 lead. Gantner’s shot to right center went over the netting and hit the light post. Liberty took the lead back in the sixth inning with two runs off Avidon. Antolik’s home run came with no outs and scored Max Fulginiti, who had the led off the inning with a single. “I am just glad we pulled out the win,” Antolik said. “I had a rough weekend but I was able to help the team a lot with that swing.” HPU dropped the first game of the Saturday doubleheader, falling 14-8. The Flames took a 6-0 lead in the first inning and HPU rallied to within two runs twice in the game, but Liberty was able to extend its lead each time. “We know where we are at as a team,” Cozart said. “The only bright spot today (in Game 1) was Al Yevoli, who did a tremendous job on the mound.” Liberty jumped to a 60 lead in the first inning, hitting two home runs off HPU starter Brian Jones. Jones lasted onethird of an inning, giving up five runs, four earned, on four hits. Matt Williams and Doug Bream went yard off Jones before he was removed. Sophomore Yevoli took the mound, allowing one unearned run on a sacrifice fly before he struck out Tyler Bream to end the inning. High Point put up two runs with two outs in the third inning. Mike Mercurio led off the inning and reached base after being hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Keegan Linza got two outs before hitting Nate Roberts to put runners on the corners. Mahoney singled through the left side to bring Mahoney home and Gantner doubled off the wall in right center to score Roberts. HPU pulled to within 7-6 in the fifth inning.

Roberts hit his ninth home run of the season, a three-run shot. Yevoli shut down the Liberty offense after allowing one run in the second inning he pitched three scoreless innings. He scattered seven hits and stranded eight base runners in five innings of work. Gantner went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and one run scored and Roberts finished Game 1 2-for-3 with three hits and three runs scored. Jones (0-3) took the loss and Keegan Linza (6-0) got the win with Richardson getting the save, his second of the season. The Panthers travel to Winston-Salem on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game at Wake Forest.

HPU’S MORGAN TAKES FOURTH IN 800 DURHAM – The High Point University men’s track & field team competed at the Duke Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The final day was highlighted by a fourthplace finish in the 800 by senior Josh Morgan. “We’re really happy with our performances at Duke,” said HPU assistant coach Julie Cox. “Dakota Peachee ran his first 1,500 on Friday night and he was on pace with his best times. Jacob Smith raced for the first time outdoors and he competed well after about a month of just training. For Josh Morgan, that’s the fastest he has opened in the 800 and he was very close to his personal best.” Morgan was in the fastest heat of the day and trailed most of the field with 200 meters to go before he charged by the pack on the outside to finish fourth. His time of 1:50.82 was just off his career-best time of 1:50.37, which he ran last year. It was his first 800 of the outdoor season. Earlier in the day, HPU had a pair of competitors in the developmental section of the 800. Senior Josh Cashman placed 17th in 1:58.13 and junior Corey Grove placed 28th in 1:59.10. On Friday at Duke, freshman Dakota Peachee ran a careerbest 3:55.39 to place third in his heat and seventh overall in the 1,500. Freshman Jacob Smith made his outdoor track debut, placing 24th in the 1,500 in 3:59.45. Next weekend, High Point will be competing in the Carolina Classic at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Murray Neely Invitational at N.C. A&T.

WINTERINK LEADS WOMEN AT DUKE INVITATIONAL DURHAM – The High Point University women’s track & field team finished the Duke Invitational on Saturday. Senior Geneva Winterink led HPU with a 13th-place finish in her debut 3,000meter steeplechase. On Friday evening, junior Emily Webb ran 4:53.64 in the 1,500 to place 10th in her heat and 43rd in a competitive field of the seeded 1,500. In the developmental section of the 1,500, Brittany Killough took seventh in her heat and 10th overall in 5:04.00. On Saturday morning, freshman Kelsey Paine finished 23rd in the developmental section of the 800 in a season-best 2:24.40. Behind Paine, Dianna Bell finished 65th in 2:34.57. Winterink clocked 11:20.55 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.



Devils blank Hurricanes, tie Stupples tops Penguins atop Atlantic Division star-studded leaderboard

RALEIGH (AP)â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dainius Zubrus and Patrik Elias scored first-period goals for the New Jersey Devils, who beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 and moved into a flat-footed tie with Pittsburgh atop the Atlantic Division on Saturday night. Martin Brodeur made 26 saves to record his NHL-record 109th shutout and 599th victory. The Devils (45-26-7) kept pace with Pittsburgh, which won earlier Saturday. New Jersey, which also got third-period goals from Zach Parise and David Clarkson, improved to 31-1-1 when leading after two periods. Zubrus took a pass from Parise

late in a power play and scored between goalie Cam Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legs with 6:47 left in the first. Elias netted his 16th goal when he took a pass from Ilya Kovalchuk and fired a shot over Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left shoulder of Ward with 1:42 remaining in the opening period. In the third, Parise gathered a loose puck at the side of the net and put a shot in off Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skate with 12:26 remaining. Clarkson sealed the win with an empty-net goal. The Devils, who outshot the Hurricanes 29-26, won the season series 3-1. Carolina was shut out at home for the second time in eight days.

Atlanta beat the Hurricanes 4-0 at the RBC Center on March 27. The Hurricanes have lost five of the last seven at home. NOTES: Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner was a healthy scratch. He had played in each of New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first 78 games this season. Travis Zajac played in his 315th consecutive game for New Jersey, and Zubrus played his 900th NHL game. New Jersey improved to 11-5-2 in the second of back-toback games. The Devils lost 2-1 in a shootout on Friday at home against Chicago. Ward, who had been 2-0 after returning to the lineup after a back injury, made 25 saves.

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karen Stupples shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, with six other majors winners within seven shots. Stupples, the 2004 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s British Open winner, had a 10-under 206 total at Mission Hills in the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first major.

Harvick prevails at Nashville GLADEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kevin Harvick took advantage of a late caution to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, the Sprint Cup driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second victory in four series starts this season. Harvick and crew chief Ernie Cope gambled by taking two tires under caution and seized the lead from Kyle Busch with 34 laps to go. Brian Keselowski touched off the race-changing caution

by spinning at the entrance to pit road. Harvickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chevrolet was strong on long runs all afternoon and was not seriously threatened as the race was contested under green the rest of the way. Harvick beat Reed Sorenson by 0.2 seconds at the finish. Busch, who beat Harvick in the Trucks race Friday night, was third. Justin Allgaier, coming off a victory May 20 at Bristol Motor Speedway, was fourth, and Brad Keselowski finished fifth.

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; After starting the season winning the pole in Atlanta and finishing third in his most recent NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour race, James Civali felt his first win of the season was just around the corner. Civali survived a laterace charge by L.W. Miller to win the South Boston 150 Saturday at South Boston Speedway. Civali and Miller were out front for most of the race as the pair swapped the lead eight times with Miller getting past Civali for the final time on Lap

144. Civali was able to get back by on Lap 147 and hold on for the win. Miller finished second, while Andy Seuss recovering from an early-race accident that took him out of the lead to finish third. Thomas Stinson was fourth. Zach Brewer, who won his first Coors Light Pole Award with a track record of 14.765 seconds (97.528 mph), finished fifth. Civali has four wins on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, where he was the 2006 Sunoco Rookie of the Year. He was making his fifth start on the southern tour and plans to run both full time this season.

He took over the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour lead by 18 points over Seuss (505-487). The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour kicks off next weekend. Tim Brown finished sixth. He started on the point after drawing the pole in the post-qualifying redraw of the top eight spots, but was involved in the early accident with Seuss. John Smith, Burt Myers, Brian King and Brian Loftin completed the top 10. The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour is off until Friday, July 2 when it races at Caraway Speedway.

Haye stops Ruiz to retain WBA heavyweight title MANCHESTER, England (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; David Haye made a successful first defense of his WBA heavyweight title, knocking down John Ruiz four times Saturday before the challengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corner stopped the fight in the ninth round.

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Total (out of 20)




Teams listed in order of last season’s finish (2009 record)

Scale of one to five, with five being the best ranking: Starting pitching Bullpen Offense Defense











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Won their As usual, Could be first World should contend difficult to keep Series title in for division title pace with New nine years. after winning York and Solid 95 games last Boston, which pitching; season. Addboth made tough lineup. ed to potent significant Made some starting upgrades in key changes. rotation. the offseason.







Attempting to rebuild in high-priced AL East is a difficult task, but have some promising arms coming up in system.

Appear to be better team than last year. Pitching staff might not have enough experience to deal with talent-rich AL East.






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Appear to have Closer Joe Signed Nathan had Johnny one of the Tommy John Damon, show- best rotations in AL. Can surgery and ing their team will miss the and fans increased entire season. they want to speed compensate for Loaded on compete for loss of power offense; deep an elusive off bench. division title. bats?












Coming off Have enough Key to the only their pitching and rebuilding process will second defense to be if the winning beat anyone record in 10 – but will they young seasons, bar get enough pitchers in the rotation is set for this offense to win the AL produce as year at 92 victories. West? expected.

Contending Only one After a in the winning handful balanced season since of major and 1994. In the changes, the winnable AL mediocre AL Angels will Central will Central, 85 pursue their hinge on the wins could sixth AL West top of the keep a club title in seven rotation. in contention. seasons.





Some rookies poised for major league stardom:

Important dates to keep an eye on during the regular season:

dreaming about their own parade. The defending champs added All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson, whose left-handed power stroke seems tailored to Yankee Stadium, durable right-hander Javier Vazquez and on-base machine Nick Johnson. But New York will be tested by their rivals in the AL East, baseball’s toughest division. The Red Sox made the playoffs in six of the last seven seasons and the Rays, who won a league championship in 2008, boast the best young talent in the game. In the AL West, the Mariners reloaded, trading for 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee. The National League champion Phillies acquired Roy Halladay from Toronto, seeking to become the first team since St. Louis in the 1940s to win three straight NL pennants. Despite stiff competition, expectations in the Bronx remain the same, another World Series trophy to add to the collection. And to emphasize his team’s primary mission, Yankee manager Joe Girardi is wearing a new uniform number this season – 28.

Sunday, July 25 Hall of Fame inductions Andre Dawson gets in the hall with manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey. Saturday, July 31 Trade deadline Last chance for teams to make deals without having to pass players through waivers first. Sunday, Sept. 26 Minnesota at Detroit Twins chased down Tigers on the final weekend of last season and won their fifth division title in eight years.

The price of $uccess Four out of the five largest current contract packages belong to Yankee players. (in millions) PLAYER TEAM

Alex Rodriguez Derek Jeter Joe Mauer Mark Teixeira CC Sabathia



Sunday, Oct. 3 Philadelphia at Atlanta If Braves fail to make the playoffs, this would be Bobby Cox’s last game as their manager.



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The fourth overall pick in the 2008 draft ended last year on a high note, going 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in his last three outings.

Tuesday, July 13 All-Star Game Angels host the Midsummer Classic for first time since 1989.


Brian Matusz LHP •Baltimore

Tuesday, June 15 Philadelphia at N.Y. Yankees Phillies back to Yankee Stadium for first time since losing Game 6 to close out last year’s World Series.


No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft expected to anchor their rotation for years to come, along with Jordan Zimmermann.

Friday, May 28 L.A. Dodgers at Colorado Dodgers went 14-4 against Rockies on its way to winning 2009 division title by three games.


Stephen Strasburg RHP •Washington

Monday, May 3 St. Louis at Philadelphia Meeting between defending division champs. Philly won four of five over Cards last season.


The 20-year-old won starting job with a stellar spring. Hit .323, 17 HRs, 63 RBIs in 99 games over three minor league stops last season.


Monday, April 12 Boston at Minnesota First regular-season game at $545 million open-air Target Field.

New York Yankees. You may be on top after winning a record G et27thready World Series title, but there’s a list of potential contenders

Jason Heyward RF • Atlanta


Sunday, April 4 N.Y. Yankees at Boston World champion Yanks are sure to get a chilly reception when they kick off their title defense

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2009 MLB team stats WINS

Yankees Angels Red Sox Dodgers

Neftali Feliz RHP • Texas Begins in bullpen, but could transition to rotation. Had two saves, a 1.74 ERA and struck out 39 in 31 innings with Rangers last year.



Yankees Angels Red Sox

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Yankees Rangers Phillies

Angels Yankees Twins

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Yankees Red Sox Blue Jays

.285 .283 .274

After playing indoors at the Metrodome since 1982, the Minnesota Twins will host the Red Sox in their home-opener at new open-air Target Field April 12.


Yankees Red Sox Phillies

2703 2516 2508


Yankees Red Sox Angels

.478 .454 .447

Yankees Angels Mariners

.362 .352 .350

51 51 49

Aroldis Chapman, the 22-year-old Cuban pitcher who signed with Cincinnati, is one of the most eagerly anticipated newcomers to the majors.



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Austin Jackson CF • Detroit Came from Yankees to replace Curtis Granderson. Hit .300 last season at Triple-A with 23 doubles, four HRs, 65 RBIs, 24 steals.

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Have inIf pitching Gambling Starting Made gredients of returns to that enough enough pitching a players who form and unproven strength even improveshould keep youngsters will after trading regulars stay ments to them in healthy, come through RH Javier probably postseason they could shed the tag to fill out the Vazquez contention for rotation. So contend for of worst to Yanks. at least a few far, results Ranked 22nd the playoffs team in more seasons. are shaky. in HRs in ’09. once again. baseball.

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17 Favorite to repeat in Central with possibly the best rotation in NL. Arguably best 3-4 punch with Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday.

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9 Starting pitching, historically a strength, is a big question mark going into the season.

Ed DeGasero, Mike Sudal • AP

Cox send-off coincides with rookie’s arrival for Braves ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Braves are inviting fans to celebrate Bobby Cox’s career this season. He would prefer to celebrate a return to the playoffs. And Cox is counting on rookie Jason Heyward to help he and the Braves get there. Cox, retiring after this season, named the 20-year-old his starting right fielder during spring

training. Heyward caused a stir when his batting practice homer cleared the bullpen beyond the right-field wall and destroyed the sun roof on assistant general manager Bruce Mano’s car. It was no fluke. Heyward’s blasts kept reaching the parking lot at the Braves’ spring facility, so a net was raised to

protect the cars. In one week of spring training, J-Hey forced the stadium addition that had not been needed in the Braves’ first decade at Disney. “When you add a young player like Jason Heyward, it gets everyone jacked up,” said third baseman Chipper Jones. “It makes our lineup better to have him in it. Now it’s up to the old

guys like me to do our part.” Jones and first baseman Troy Glaus are keys in the middle. Jones’ batting average dropped 100 points in 2009 from his NL-leading .364 mark in 2008. Jones, who will turn 38 this month, this spring repeated his pledge to retire after the season “if I don’t play this game at the level I want to play it.” He

signed a three-year, $42 million contract extension last spring which runs through 2012. Glaus, who missed most of last season with St. Louis after shoulder surgery; is moving from third base to first base. He has made a smooth transition defensively and gives the team a right-handed bat between Jones and catcher Brian McCann.




NEW YORK – When North Carolina’s Marcus Ginyard was asked to use one word to describe the season a couple of weeks ago, the fifth-year senior didn’t hesitate – “disappointing.” The Tar Heels, who won the NCAA Tournament a year ago, began the season talking about going to a third straight Final Four but instead finished the regular season wondering if they would get into the NIT. And even though UNC was invited to the second-tier tournament and put together four straight victories to reach the championship game – where they fell to Dayton 79-68 in Madison Square Garden on Thursday – the late run didn’t change Ginyard’s view of the season. “It was nice that we pulled together and we played a lot better for a couple of games,” Ginyard said. “But at the end of the day, looking at the big picture, it’s still not where we wanted to be.” For Coach Roy Williams, he will remember 2009-10 as his toughest season in 22 years as a head coach. This year’s squad is the first Williams-led team that was eligible for the NCAA Tournament to not make the Big Dance, and it was the most losses one of his team’s has had as the Tar Heels finished 20-17. “I didn’t do a very good job with this team and that is hard for a coach to say, but I can say it because I believe it,” Williams said. UNC had a variety of issues: The Tar Heels lacked a consistent scoring threat and often went long stretches without a bucket, they gave up too many big runs and the five freshmen were slow to develop. Williams knew his team would be thin on the perimeter and at point guard before the season began, but no other player joined Will Graves as a viable 3-point shooting option and point guard Larry Drew II struggled with turnovers. And then there were the injuries, which forced nine players to miss a combined 47 games and hobbled a frontcourt that was dubbed No. 1 in the nation by before the season started.


North Carolina coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heel bench watch during the second half of Thursday’s NIT final against Dayton in New York. The Flyers soared to a 79-68 victory to cap a disappointing season for the Tar Heels. “It’s really hard to say what happened,” senior Deon Thompson said. “You can’t put your finger on it. Just a couple of bad losses and it just kept on becoming a couple (more) bad losses and it just kind of ended up that way.” Things seemed to snowball for the Tar Heels after an overtime loss at the College of Charleston in early January. UNC lost seven of its next nine to start conference play, including a four-game losing streak for the first time since 2002-03. The Tar Heels finished 5-11 in the ACC, capped by an embarrassing 32-point loss at Duke, who the Tar Heels had been picked to share the conference title with in the preseason poll. “We just weren’t tough enough mentally – not sticking with the game plan, not getting better every single day and just having that focus every single day,”

Ginyard said. “And that’s what a lot of our mistakes were, just lack of focus, lack of execution.” But despite the season’s disappointment, there already is excitement building around the 2010-11 teams. The Tar Heels lose Ginyard and Thompson to graduation and possibly sophomore Ed Davis to the NBA, but they gain a trio of five-star recruits — Harrison Barnes, Reggie Bullock and Kendall Marshall. All three are among the top 25 players in the country and are expected to make significant contributions to help the Tar Heels become NCAA Tournament contenders once again. Barnes (6-7, 190) is the top high school player in country and will give the Tar Heels some much-needed depth on the wing. He led his high school team in Ames, Iowa, to back-to-back state championships and was named co-MVP of the McDonald’s All-America game.

Kendall Marshall (6-3, 180) out of Arlington, Va., will push Drew at the point guard spot, while Reggie Bullock (6-6, 185) from Kinston will be another offensive threat for a team that didn’t score 80 points in an ACC game this season. “I feel like our younger guys will mature a lot,” sophomore Tyler Zeller said. “[They will] be able to step up and take a lot of big roles next year, and our freshmen coming in are great players and hopefully they’ll be able to fill some of those spots.” With such a talented class coming in and so many returning players, Thompson said there is no doubt in his mind that the Tar Heels will be back in the NCAA Tournament next season. He is also sure Williams and his coaching staff won’t accept anything less. “(This season) is something they will never let happen again,” Thompson said.




NCAA Tournament All Times EDT Opening Round


33 4 2 1

Spring Training All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE

PAST WINNERS 2009 — Maya Moore, Connecticut 2008 — Candace Parker, Tennessee 2007 — Courtney Paris, Oklahoma 2006 — Seimone Augustus, LSU 2005 — Seimone Augustus, LSU 2004 — Alana Beard, Duke 2003 — Diana Taurasi, Connecticut 2002 — Sue Bird, Connecticut 2001 — Ruth Riley, Notre Dame 2000 — Tamika Catchings, Tennessee 1999 — Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee 1998 — Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee 1997 — Kara Wolters, Connecticut 1996 — Jennifer Rizzotti, Connecticut 1995 — Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut

Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61, Winthrop 44

EAST REGIONAL First Round Kentucky 100, ETSU 71 Wake Forest 81, Texas 80, OT Washington 80, Marquette 78 New Mexico 62, Montana 57 West Virginia 77, Morgan State 50 Missouri 86, Clemson 78 Cornell 78, Temple 65 Wisconsin 53, Wofford 49

Second Round Kentucky 90, Wake Forest 60 Washington 82, New Mexico 64 West Virginia 68, Missouri 59 Cornell 87, Wisconsin 69 West Virginia 69, Washington 56 Kentucky 62, Cornell 45

Regional Championship

Thursday, April 1 California 61, Illinois State 45

Championship Saturday, April 3 California 73, Miami 61


Second Round

All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

Saint Mary’s, Calif. 75, Villanova 68 Baylor 76, Old Dominion 68 Duke 68, California 53 Purdue 63, Texas A&M 61, OT

W 47 38 26 26 10

y-Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey

Regional Semifinals Baylor 72, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 49 Duke 70, Purdue 57

Regional Championship Duke 78, Baylor 71

L 28 37 49 50 65

Pct .627 .507 .347 .342 .133

GB — 9 21 211⁄2 37

Southeast Division

MIDWEST REGIONAL First Round Ohio 97, Georgetown 83 Tennessee 62, San Diego State 59 Northern Iowa 69, UNLV 66 Kansas 90 Lehigh 74 Georgia Tech 64, Oklahoma State 59 Ohio State 68, UC Santa Barbara 51 Michigan State 70, New Mexico State 67 Maryland 89, Houston 77

Second Round Tennessee 83, Ohio 68 Northern Iowa 69, Kansas 67 Ohio State 75, Georgia Tech 66 Michigan State 85, Maryland 83

W 53 49 42 40 22

x-Orlando x-Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington

L 23 27 34 35 53

Pct .697 .645 .553 .533 .293

GB — 4 11 1 12 ⁄2 301⁄2

W 60 41 36 28 23

L 16 34 39 48 53

Pct .789 .547 .480 .368 .303

GB —1 181⁄2 23 ⁄2 32 37


Regional Semifinals

W 50 46 39 38 35

x-Dallas San Antonio Memphis Houston New Orleans

Tennessee 76, Ohio State 73 Michigan State 59, Northern Iowa 52

Regional Championship Michigan State 70, Tennessee 69

L 26 29 36 37 42

Pct .658 .613 .520 .507 .455

GB —1 3 ⁄21 10 ⁄2 1111⁄2 15 ⁄2

Northwest Division


W 50 49 46 46 15

x-Utah x-Denver Oklahoma City x-Portland Minnesota

BYU 99, Florida 92, 2OT Kansas State 82, North Texas 62 Murray State 66, Vanderbilt 65 Butler 77, UTEP 59 Gonzaga 67, Florida State 60 Syracuse 79, Vermont 56 Xavier 65, Minnesota 54 Pittsburgh 89, Oakland, Mich. 66

L 27 27 28 30 60

Pct .649 .645 .622 .605 .200

GB — 1 ⁄2 21⁄2 31⁄2 34

Pacific Division W x-L.A. Lakers 55 x-Phoenix 50 L.A. Clippers 27 Sacramento 24 Golden State 22 x-clinched playoff spot; z-clinched conference

Second Round Kansas State 84, BYU 72 Butler 54, Murray State 52 Syracuse 87, Gonzaga 65 Xavier 71, Pittsburgh 68

Regional Semifinals

L Pct GB 21 .724 — 26 .658 5 1 48 .360 27 ⁄2 52 .316 31 53 .293 321⁄2 y-clinched division;

Friday’s Games

Butler 63, Syracuse 59 Kansas State 101, Xavier 96, 2OT

Regional Championship Butler 63, Kansas State 56

FINAL FOUR At Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis National Semifinals Saturday, April 3 Butler 52, Michigan State 50 West Virginia (31-6) vs. Duke (33-5), late

National Championship Monday, April 5 Butler (33-4) vs. West Virginia-Duke winner, 9:07 p.m.

Butler 52, Michigan State 50

Charlotte 87, Milwaukee 86, OT Miami 105, Indiana 96, OT Chicago 95, Washington 87 Houston 119, Boston 114, OT Memphis 107, New Orleans 96 Phoenix 109, Detroit 94 Cleveland 93, Atlanta 88 San Antonio 112, Orlando 100 Golden State 128, New York 117 L.A. Lakers 106, Utah 92

NCAA Women’s Tournament All Times EDT DAYTON REGIONAL First Round

Second Round Florida State 66, St. John’s 65, OT Connecticut 90, Temple 36 Mississippi State 87, Ohio State 67 Iowa State 60, Wisconsin-Green Bay 56

Cleveland at Boston, 1 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Washington, 6 p.m. Golden State at Toronto, 6 p.m. Memphis at Orlando, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Monday’s Games No games scheduled

NBA leaders Scoring G James, CLE 74 Durant, OKC 74 Anthony, DEN 63 Bryant, LAL 71 Wade, MIA 72 Ellis, GOL 61 Nowitzki, DAL 75 Granger, IND 56 Bosh, TOR 67 Stoudemire, PHX76 Roy, POR 61 Johnson, ATL 73 Jackson, CHA 75

FG 749 709 633 700 667 603 661 443 580 642 468 609 566

FT 570 669 477 434 499 280 487 323 438 455 329 211 318

Connecticut 74, Iowa State 36 Florida State 74, Mississippi State 71

Regional Championship Connecticut 90, Florida State 50

MEMPHIS REGIONAL First Round LSU 60, Hartford 39 Duke 72, Hampton 37 Tennessee 75, Austin Peay 42 Dayton 67, TCU 66 Georgetown 62, Marist 42 Baylor 69, Fresno State 55 San Diego State 74, Texas 63 West Virginia 58, Lamar 43

FG 471 298 402 378 392 588 436 642 625 358

Howard, ORL Perkins, BOS Hilario, DEN Gasol, MEM Bynum, LAL Boozer, UTA Horford, ATL Stoudemire, PHX Lee, NYK Millsap, UTA

PTS 2197 2195 1795 1928 1903 1556 1852 1353 1606 1740 1336 1550 1570

AVG 29.7 29.7 28.5 27.2 26.4 25.5 24.7 24.2 24.0 22.9 21.9 21.2 20.9

FGA 777 493 677 651 688 1048 780 1151 1141 661

PCT .606 .604 .594 .581 .570 .561 .559 .558 .548 .542

Rebounds Howard, ORL Lee, NYK Randolph, MEM Camby, POR Boozer, UTA Bosh, TOR Wallace, CHA Murphy, IND Bogut, MIL Duncan, SAN

Regional Semifinals

G 76 74 74 69 74 67 70 66 68 72

OFF DEF TOT AVG 267 745 1012 13.3 208 672 880 11.9 305 564 869 11.7 234 565 799 11.6 169 665 834 11.3 195 538 733 10.9 142 589 731 10.4 111 569 680 10.3 208 490 698 10.3 210 524 734 10.2

Assists G 75 44 71 74 74 74 74 71

Nash, PHX Paul, NOR Williams, UTA Rondo, BOS Kidd, DAL James, CLE Westbrook, OKC Davis, LAC

Second Round Tennessee 92, Dayton 64 Baylor 49, Georgetown 33 Duke 60, LSU 52 San Diego State 64, West Virginia 55

AST 831 474 752 724 674 629 591 564

AVG 11.1 10.8 10.6 9.8 9.1 8.5 8.0 7.9

Regional Semifinals Baylor 77, Tennessee 62 Duke 66, San Diego State 58

Regional Championship


Baylor 51, Duke 48


SACRAMENTO REGIONAL First Round Texas A&M 84, Portland State 53 Gonzaga 82, North Carolina 76 Oklahoma State 70, Chattanooga 63 Georgia 64, Tulane 59 Iowa 70, Rutgers 63 Stanford 79, UC Riverside 47 Vanderbilt 83, DePaul 76, OT Xavier 94, ETSU 82

NHL All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP x-New Jersey 78 x-Pittsburgh 78 Philadelphia 78 N.Y. Rangers 78 N.Y. Islanders78

Second Round Georgia 74, Oklahoma State 71, OT Stanford 96, Iowa 67 Gonzaga 72, Texas A&M 71 Xavier 63, Vanderbilt 62

W 45 45 38 36 33

L OT Pts GF GA 26 7 97 208 186 26 7 97 241 222 34 6 82 225 217 32 10 82 210 207 35 10 76 209 241

Northeast Division

Regional Semifinals

GP 77 79 78 77 78

x-Buffalo x-Ottawa Montreal Boston Toronto

Stanford 73, Georgia 36 Xavier 74, Gonzaga 56

Regional Championship Stanford 55, Xavier 53

W 43 43 38 35 29

L 24 31 32 30 36

OT Pts GF GA 10 96 223 195 5 91 215 227 8 84 206 210 12 82 191 190 13 71 208 255

Southeast Division

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL First Round Michigan State 72, Bowling Green 62 Kentucky 83, Liberty 77 Vermont 64, Wisconsin 55 Notre Dame 86, Cleveland State 58 Nebraska 83, Northern Iowa 44 UCLA 74, N.C. State 54 Arkansas-Little Rock 63, Georgia Tech 53 Oklahoma 68, South Dakota State 57

Second Round Kentucky 70, Michigan State 52 Nebraska 83, UCLA 70 Oklahoma 60, Arkansas-Little Rock 44 Notre Dame 84, Vermont 66

GP z-Washington 78 Atlanta 79 Carolina 79 Florida 78 Tampa Bay 78

W 51 34 33 31 31

L 15 32 36 35 35

OT Pts GF GA 12 114 301 222 13 81 231 248 10 76 215 245 12 74 199 230 12 74 201 245

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP 77 80 78 77 79

x-Chicago x-Nashville Detroit St. Louis Columbus

W 48 46 41 37 32

L OT Pts GF GA 22 7 103 249 196 28 6 98 221 219 23 14 96 218 207 31 9 83 209 210 34 13 77 212 252

Northwest Division

Regional Semifinals Oklahoma 77, Notre Dame 72, OT Kentucky 76, Nebraska 67

x-Vancouver Colorado Calgary Minnesota Edmonton

Regional Championship Oklahoma 88, Kentucky 68

FINAL FOUR At Alamodome, San Antonio National Semifinals Sunday, April 4

GP 78 77 78 78 77

W 47 41 40 37 24

L OT Pts GF GA 27 4 98 256 208 29 7 89 228 214 29 9 89 198 195 35 6 80 210 233 46 7 55 197 266

Pacific Division

Stanford (35-1) vs. Oklahoma (27-10), 7 p.m. Connecticut (37-0) vs. Baylor (27-9), 9 p.m.

National Championship Tuesday, April 6 Semifinal winners, 8:30 p.m.

GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose 78 48 20 10 106 251 205 x-Phoenix 78 47 25 6 100 212 193 Los Angeles 77 44 27 6 94 228 205 Dallas 78 35 29 14 84 227 242 Anaheim 77 37 31 9 83 220 234 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference

Friday’s Games

AP Coach of the Year VOTING 28 10 1 1

Chicago 2, New Jersey 1, SO Vancouver 5, Anaheim 4, SO Montreal 1, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Rangers 5, Tampa Bay 0 San Jose 3, Minnesota 2 Dallas 6, Edmonton 3 Calgary 2, Colorado 1

Saturday’s Games PAST WINNERS 2009 — Geno Auriemma, Connecticut 2008 — Geno Auriemma, Connecticut 2007 — Gail Goestenkors, Duke 2006 — Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina 2005 — Joanne P. McCallie, Michigan St. 2004 — Joe Curl, Houston 2003 — Geno Auriemma, Connecticut 2002 — Brenda Oldfield, Minnesota 2001 — Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame 2000 — Geno Auriemma, Connecticut 1999 — Carolyn Peck, Purdue 1998 — Pat Summitt, Tennessee 1997 — Geno Auriemma, Connecticut 1996 — Angie Lee, Iowa 1995 — Geno Auriemma, Connecticut

Q. Which team captured the 1960 World Series title in seven games over the Yankees?

Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 3, OT N.Y. Islanders 4, Ottawa 1 Nashville 4, Detroit 3, OT New Jersey 4, Carolina 0 N.Y. Rangers 4, Florida 1 Washington 3, Columbus 2 Boston at Toronto, late Buffalo at Montreal, late Dallas at St. Louis, late Edmonton at Phoenix, late Anaheim at Los Angeles, late

Today’s Games Detroit at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 3 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

Monday’s Games Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.

Devils 4, Hurricanes 0 New Jersey Carolina

2 0

0 0

2 0

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4 0

First Period—1, New Jersey, Zubrus 9 (Parise, Greene), 13:13 (pp). 2, New Jersey, Elias 16 (Kovalchuk, Clarkson), 18:18. Penalties—Mottau, NJ (hooking), 4:16; LaRose, Car (interference), 11:18. Second Period—None. Penalties— Brind’Amour, Car (holding), 2:46; Salvador, NJ (hooking), 7:32; Salvador, NJ (tripping), 18:43; Jokinen, Car (cross-checking), 18:55. Third Period—3, New Jersey, Parise 36 (Zubrus), 7:34. 4, New Jersey, Clarkson 10 (Elias, Kovalchuk), 18:28 (en). Penalties— None. Shots on Goal—New Jersey 12-10-7—29. Carolina 7-7-12—26. Power-play opportunities—New Jersey 1 of 3; Carolina 0 of 3. Goalies—New Jersey, Brodeur 42-24-6 (26 shots-26 saves). Carolina, Ward 16-22-5 (28-25). A—16,073 (18,680). T—2:17.

LPGA-Kraft Nabisco

Saturday At Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course Rancho Mirage, Calif. Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,702; Par 72 Third Round a-amateur

FG Percentage

St. John’s 65, Princeton 47 Florida State 75, Louisiana Tech 61 Ohio State 93, St. Francis, Pa. 59 Mississippi State 68, Middle Tennessee 64 Connecticut 95, Southern U. 39 Temple 65, James Madison 53 Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, Virginia 67 Iowa State 74, Lehigh 42



Toronto 128, Philadelphia 123, OT Atlanta 91, Detroit 85 New Orleans at New Jersey, late Charlotte at Chicago, late Miami at Minnesota, late Oklahoma City at Dallas, late Phoenix at Milwaukee, late L.A. Clippers at Denver, late Portland at Sacramento, late

Today’s Games

BUTLER (33-4) Hayward 6-14 4-6 19, Veasley 2-6 2-2 6, Howard 1-7 2-3 4, Mack 5-9 2-3 14, Nored 0-4 5-6 5, Vanzant 0-0 1-2 1, Hahn 0-3 0-0 0, Jukes 1-6 0-0 2, Smith 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 15-49 17-24 52. MICHIGAN ST. (28-9) Morgan 2-7 0-2 4, Roe 2-5 0-0 4, Nix 0-0 0-0 0, Summers 6-12 1-2 14, Lucious 3-6 3-4 12, Allen 0-0 0-0 0, Thornton 0-1 0-0 0, Kebler 0-1 0-0 0, Green 4-9 4-8 12, Sherman 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 18-42 10-18 50. Halftime—Tied 28-28. 3-Point Goals—Butler 5-21 (Hayward 3-8, Mack 2-4, Veasley 0-3, Jukes 0-3, Hahn 0-3), Michigan St. 4-11 (Lucious 3-6, Summers 1-3, Green 0-1, Morgan 0-1). Fouled Out—Green. Rebounds—Butler 32 (Hayward 9), Michigan St. 36 (Summers 10). Assists—Butler 5 (Nored, Vanzant 2), Michigan St. 11 (Lucious 4). Total Fouls—Butler 17, Michigan St. 21. A—71,298.



Saturday’s Games

Pct .676 .643 .600 .586 .567 .556 .533 .517 .500 .469 .467 .464 .429 .393 .333 .250 in the league

Saturday’s Games

Central Division z-Cleveland Milwaukee Chicago Indiana Detroit

Pct .714 .679 .600 .548 .533 .519 .480 .464 .464 .429 .414 .414 .379 .345


Miami 76, Michigan 59

SOUTH REGIONAL Villanova 73, Robert Morris 70, OT Saint Mary’s, Calif. 80, Richmond 71 Old Dominion 51, Notre Dame 50 Baylor 68, Sam Houston State 59 Duke 73, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 44 California 77, Louisville 62 Purdue 72, Siena 64 Texas A&M 69, Utah State 53

L 8 9 12 14 14 13 13 15 15 16 17 17 18 19

W L San Francisco 23 11 San Diego 18 10 Chicago 18 12 Atlanta 17 12 Colorado 17 13 Philadelphia 15 12 Milwaukee 16 14 St. Louis 15 14 Florida 14 14 Arizona 15 17 New York 14 16 Houston 13 15 Cincinnati 12 16 Los Angeles 11 17 Washington 10 20 Pittsburgh 7 21 NOTE: Split-squad games count standings; games against non-major teams do not.

All Times EDT Semifinals Wednesday, March 31

West Virginia 73, Kentucky 66

W 20 19 18 17 16 14 12 13 13 12 12 12 11 10

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

Women’s NIT

Regional Semifinals

Connie Yori, Nebraska Geno Auriemma, Connecticut Pat Summitt, Tennessee Jen Rizzotti, Hartford


VOTING Tina Charles, Connecticut Maya Moore, Connecticut Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska Alysha Clark, Middle Tennessee

Karen Stupples Yani Tseng Suzann Pettersen Lorena Ochoa Song-Hee Kim Karrie Webb Brittany Lang Cristie Kerr Chie Arimura Grace Park Jiyai Shin Sophie Gustafson Michelle Wie Sakura Yokomine Catriona Matthew Hee Young Park Stacy Lewis Angela Stanford Anna Nordqvist Na On Min Katherine Hull Morgan Pressel Gwladys Nocera Laura Davies Brittany Lincicome Se Ri Pak Mi-Jeong Jeon Inbee Park Momoko Ueda Mika Miyazato Teresa Lu Shi Hyun Ahn Pat Hurst Jimin Kang Vicky Hurst a-Jennifer Song Paige Mackenzie Shinobu Moromizato Melissa Reid Candie Kung Na Yeon Choi Hee-Won Han Katie Futcher Stacy Prammanasudh a-Alexis Thompson Meena Lee Amy Yang Michele Redman Seon Hwa Lee Alena Sharp Mi Hyun Kim Carin Koch Hee Kyung Seo a-Jessica Korda Heather Bowie Young Louise Friberg Jeong Jang Sherri Steinhauer Jee Young Lee Hye Jung Choi Haeji Kang Kristy McPherson Sandra Gal In-Kyung Kim Sarah Lee Allison Fouch Becky Morgan Karine Icher Jennifer Rosales Eunjung Yi Eun-Hee Ji So Yeon Ryu Yuko Mitsuka Ilmi Chung Jane Park Becky Brewerton Giulia Sergas a-Jennifer Johnson Julieta Granada

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PGA-Shell Houston Open Saturday At Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course, Humble, Texas Purse: $5.8 million Yardage: 7,457; Par: 72 Third Round Anthony Kim Bryce Molder Vaughn Taylor Joe Ogilvie Jeff Maggert Graham DeLaet Lee Westwood Justin Leonard Charl Schwartzel Kevin Sutherland Matt Kuchar Padraig Harrington Omar Uresti Cameron Percy Josh Teater Roland Thatcher Adam Scott Bubba Watson Kevin Stadler James Driscoll Fredrik Jacobson Justin Rose Chad Campbell Steve Marino Alex Prugh Spencer Levin Shaun Micheel Jason Bohn John Rollins Blake Adams Michael Allen D.J. Trahan Bob Estes Chris Tidland Paul Goydos Brendon de Jonge Tag Ridings Ben Crane Michael Connell Ricky Barnes Phil Mickelson Y.E. Yang Chris Wilson J.J. Henry Soren Kjeldsen Chris Riley Rich Barcelo Jeff Overton Stuart Appleby Alex Cejka Martin Laird Lucas Glover Woody Austin David Lutterus Ben Curtis D.A. Points Carl Pettersson Johnson Wagner John Merrick Webb Simpson Scott McCarron Brett Wetterich

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J.P. Hayes Ernie Els Rickie Fowler Chris Baryla Tim Petrovic Garrett Willis Aaron Baddeley Fred Couples Simon Dyson Scott Piercy Jimmy Walker Nicholas Thompson Rich Beem Brian Stuard Angel Cabrera Matt Bettencourt Derek Lamely Andrew Svoboda

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Masters qualifiers AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The 98 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 74th Masters, to be played April 8-11 at Augusta National Golf Club (players listed in only one category). A player can still qualify by winning the Houston Open: Masters champions: Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Mark O’Meara, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Raymond Floyd. U.S. Open champions (five years): Lucas Glover, Geoff Ogilvy, Michael Campbell. British Open champions (five years): Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington. PGA champions (five years): Y.E. Yang. Players Championship (three years): Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia. U.S. Amateur champion and runner-up: a-Byeong-Hun An, a-Ben Martin. British Amateur champion: a-Matteo Manassero. U.S. Amateur Public Links champion: aBrad Benjamin. U.S. Mid-Amateur champion: a-Nathan Smith. Asian Amateur champion: a-Chang-won Han Top 16 players and ties from 2009 Masters: Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry, Shingo Katayama, John Merrick, Steve Flesch, Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan, Sean O’Hair, Jim Furyk, Camilo Villegas, Tim Clark, Todd Hamilton. Top eight players and ties from 2009 U.S. Open: David Duval, Ricky Barnes, Ross Fisher, Soren Hansen. Top four players and ties from 2009 British Open: Chris Wood, Lee Westwood. Top four players and ties from 2009 PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy. Top 30 players from the 2009 PGA Tour money list: Retief Goosen, Nick Watney, Brian Gay, David Toms, Dustin Johnson, Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Na, Paul Casey, Jerry Kelly, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, John Senden, John Rollins, Justin Leonard. Winners of PGA Tour events that award full FedEx Cup points since the 2009 Masters: Nathan Green, Ryan Moore, Heath Slocum, Ryan Palmer, Bill Haas, Ben Crane, Ernie Els. The field from the 2009 Tour Championship: Scott Verplank, Jason Dufner, Marc Leishman, Steve Marino, Luke Donald. Top 50 players from the final 2009 world ranking: Martin Kaymer, Robert Allenby, Anthony Kim, Robert Karlsson, Ryo Ishikawa, Yuta Ikeda, Adam Scott, Soren Kjeldsen, Francesco Molinari, Graeme McDowell, Anders Hansen, Oliver Wilson, Simon Dyson, Michael Sim, Edoardo Molinari, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Ben Curtis. Top 50 players from world ranking published a week before the 2010 Masters: Charl Schwartzel, Alvaro Quiros, Louis Oosthuizen, Thongchai Jaidee, K.J. Choi. a-amateur



Sony Ericsson Open

Saturday At The Tennis Center at Crandon Park Key Biscayne, Fla. Purse: Men, $4.5 million (Masters 1000); Women, $4.5 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Women Championship Kim Clijsters (14), Belgium, def. Venus Williams (3), United States, 6-2, 6-1.

Doubles Men Championship Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic, and Leander Paes (3), India, def. Mahesh Bhupathi, India, and Max Mirnyi (4), Belarus, 6-2, 7-5.



NASCAR-Nationwide Nashville 300 Results Saturday At Nashville Superspeedway Gladeville, Tenn. Lap length: 1.333 miles (Start position in parentheses)

1. (2) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 225 laps, 134.9 rating, 190 points, $71,445. 2. (15) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 225, 113, 170, $32,000. 3. (6) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 225, 113.7, 170, $26,850. 4. (3) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 225, 112.7, 160, $29,043. 5. (5) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 225, 125.1, 160, $24,868. 6. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 225, 105.7, 150, $19,425. 7. (17) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 225, 101.5, 151, $21,918. 8. (1) Joey Logano, Toyota, 225, 130.9, 152, $20,550. 9. (12) Michael Annett, Toyota, 225, 99.4, 138, $22,443. 10. (21) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 225, 88.8, 134, $23,768. 11. (16) Paul Menard, Ford, 225, 93.5, 130, $14,125. 12. (10) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 225, 88.6, 127, $21,268. 13. (19) Johnny Sauter, Ford, 225, 89, 124, $14,350. 14. (24) Kelly Bires, Chevrolet, 225, 82.9, 121, $20,343. 15. (13) Brian Scott, Toyota, 225, 86.4, 118, $15,650. 16. (23) Shelby Howard, Chevrolet, 225, 81.4, 115, $13,725. 17. (37) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 225, 66.9, 112, $20,318. 18. (11) John Wes Townley, Chevrolet, 225, 63.7, 109, $20,018. 19. (31) Scott Riggs, Ford, 225, 65.7, 106, $19,943. 20. (14) Josh Wise, Ford, 225, 55.4, 103, $21,043. 21. (8) Scott Lagasse Jr., Ford, 224, 74.9, 100, $19,818. 22. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 224, 54.4, 97, $13,315. 23. (41) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 224, 39.7, 94, $20,148. 24. (26) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 223, 53.1, 91, $19,713. 25. (39) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 223, 40, 88, $19,793. 26. (30) Derrike Cope, Dodge, 222, 40, 85, $13,125. 27. (42) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 222, 51.9, 82, $19,553. 28. (27) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 221, 55.7, 79, $20,218. 29. (40) Eric McClure, Ford, 221, 32.9, 76, $19,483. 30. (7) Colin Braun, Ford, 197, 52.2, 73, $19,748. 31. (18) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 175, 48.1, 70, $19,413. 32. (35) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, power steering, 152, 43, 72, $19,368. 33. (25) Mikey Kile, Toyota, accident, 148,

50.3, 64, $19,303. 34. (38) James Buescher, Chevrolet, accident, 142, 64.1, 61, $19,283. 35. (20) Willie Allen, Chevrolet, engine, 130, 39.1, 58, $12,795. 36. (9) Steve Wallace, Toyota, accident, 112, 65.6, 55, $19,243. 37. (29) Michael McDowell, Dodge, accident, 112, 62.5, 52, $19,223. 38. (36) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, accident, 111, 42.8, 49, $12,735. 39. (32) Jason Leffler, Toyota, parked, 86, 60.3, 46, $12,705. 40. (34) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, brakes, 55, 38.7, 48, $12,600. 41. (33) Mark Green, Chevrolet, overheating, 45, 31.1, 40, $12,575. 42. (28) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, vibration, 39, 29.8, 37, $12,555. 43. (43) Danny O’Quinn Jr., Chevrolet, brakes, 33, 33.4, 34, $12,472.

Race Statistics Average Speed of Winner: 114.028 mph. Time: 2 hours, 37 minutes, 49 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.199 seconds. Caution Flags: 8 for 43 laps. Lead Changes: 13 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: J.Logano 1-32; T.Raines 33; M.Shepherd 34; K.Harvick 35-36; Bra. Keselowski 37-48; J.Logano 49-85; K.Harvick 86-101; Bra.Keselowski 102-103; S.Wimmer 104-121; J.Logano 122-173; Bra.Keselowski 174-180; J.Logano 181; K.Busch 182-191; K.Harvick 192-225. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Logano, 4 times for 122 laps; K.Harvick, 3 times for 52 laps; Bra.Keselowski, 3 times for 21 laps; S.Wimmer, 1 time for 18 laps; K.Busch, 1 time for 10 laps; T.Raines, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Shepherd, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 10 in Points: 1. C.Edwards, 820; 2. Bra.Keselowski, 804; 3. J.Allgaier, 799; 4. K.Busch, 764; 5. K.Harvick, 759; 6. P.Menard, 658; 7. J.Logano, 589; 8. M.Wallace, 570; 9. G.Biffle, 563; 10. M.Annett, 544.

NASCAR-Trucks Nashville 200 Results Late Friday At Nashville Superspeedway Gladeville, Tenn. Lap length: 1.333 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 150 laps, 150 rating, 195 points, $48,700. 2. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 150, 120, 170, $22,265. 3. (5) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 150, 118.3, 165, $17,060. 4. (2) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 150, 119.7, 165, $18,600. 5. (14) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 150, 106.9, 160, $15,550. 6. (3) Matt Crafton, Chevrolet, 150, 106.1, 150, $11,350. 7. (4) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 150, 97.9, 146, $10,850. 8. (7) Aric Almirola, Toyota, 150, 98.2, 142, $10,625. 9. (17) Stacy Compton, Chevrolet, 149, 85, 138, $10,575. 10. (6) Rick Crawford, Ford, 149, 91.4, 134, $11,450. 11. (8) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 149, 80.9, 130, $10,450. 12. (12) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 149, 86, 127, $8,075. 13. (20) James Buescher, Toyota, 149, 73.4, 124, $8,025. 14. (13) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 149, 81, 121, $11,225. 15. (19) Ricky Carmichael, Chevrolet, 149, 69.2, 118, $11,150. 16. (15) David Starr, Toyota, 149, 75.6, 115, $10,000. 17. (21) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 148, 70.1, 112, $9,900. 18. (11) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 148, 74.2, 109, $7,525. 19. (29) Jason White, Dodge, 148, 61.1, 106, $10,675. 20. (10) Justin Lofton, Toyota, 148, 64.4, 103, $10,125. 21. (24) Mario Gosselin, Chevrolet, 147, 56.7, 100, $9,475. 22. (18) Donny Lia, Chevrolet, 146, 52.8, 97, $9,375. 23. (25) Dillon Oliver, Chevrolet, 146, 44.8, 94, $7,025. 24. (16) Chris Eggleston, Chevrolet, 146, 58, 91, $9,200. 25. (27) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 145, 45.3, 88, $9,165. 26. (28) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 144, 46.7, 0, $6,875. 27. (30) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 144, 41, 82, $8,200. 28. (22) Chris Fontaine, Chevrolet, 144, 41.1, 79, $6,825. 29. (36) Willie Allen, Dodge, 143, 38.1, 76, $6,800. 30. (31) Brian Johnson Jr., Ford, 143, 32.9, 73, $7,275. 31. (35) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 138, 29.1, 70, $7,750. 32. (33) Brett Butler, Chevrolet, 129, 27.5, 67, $6,725. 33. (34) Tim Bainey Jr., Chevrolet, clutch, 63, 28.1, 64, $6,700. 34. (23) Brent Raymer, Ford, vibration, 35, 47.2, 61, $6,675. 35. (26) Shane Sieg, Chevrolet, vibration, 28, 43.7, 58, $6,650. 36. (32) G.R. Smith, Dodge, engine, 27, 29.8, 55, $6,619.

Race Statistics Average Speed of Winner: 136.459 mph. Time: 1 hour, 27 minutes, 55 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.426 seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 10 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 3 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Busch 1-76; T.Peters 7792; K.Busch 93-97; T.Peters 98; T.Bodine 99100; K.Busch 101-150. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 3 times for 131 laps; T.Peters, 2 times for 17 laps; T.Bodine, 1 time for 2 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. T.Peters, 666; 2. A.Almirola, 584; 3. T.Bodine, 573; 4. K.Harvick, 560; 5. M.Crafton, 538; 6. R.Hornaday Jr., 488; 7. R.Carmichael, 478; 8. J.White, 477; 9. T.Malsam, 469; 10. K.Busch, 467.

Formula One-Malaysian Grand Prix After Saturday qualifying; race today At Sepang International Circuit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Lap length: 5.543 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (6) Mark Webber, Renault RS27-2010, 178.349 mph. 2. (4) Nico Rosberg, Mercedes-Benz FO108X, 177.281. 3. (5) Sebastian Vettel, Renault RS272010, 185.398. 4. (14) Adrian Sutil, Mercedes-Benz FO108X, 182.271. 5. (10) Nico Hulkenberg, Cosworth CA2010, 181.963. 6. (11) Robert Kubica, Renault RS27-2010, 187.752. 7. (9) Rubens Barrichello, Cosworth CA2010, 180.912. 8. (3) Michael Schumacher, MercedesBenz FO108X, 177.788. 9. (23) Kamui Kobayashi, Ferrari 056, 183.971. 10. (15) Vitantonio Liuzzi, Mercedes-Benz FO108X, 181.536. 11. (12) Vitaly Petrov, Renault RS27-2010, 184.849. 12. (22) Pedro de la Rosa, Ferrari 056, 186.227. 13. (16) Sebastien Buemi, Ferrari 056, 183.164. 14. (17) Jaime Alguersuari, Ferrari 056, 183.653. 15. (19) Heikki Kovalainen, Cosworth CA2010, 176.787. 16. (24) Timo Glock, Cosworth CA2010, 177.537. 17. (1) Jenson Button, Mercedes-Benz FO108X, 177.833. 18. (18) Jarno Trulli, Cosworth CA2010, 176.773. 19. (8) Fernando Alonso, Ferrari 056, 176.522. 20. (2) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-Benz FO108X, 176.513. 21. (7) Felipe Massa, Ferrari 056, 176.15. 22. (20) Karun Chandhok, Cosworth CA2010, 171.582. 23. (21) Bruno Senna, Cosworth CA2010, 170.163. 24. (25) Lucas di Grassi, Cosworth CA2010, 166.322.

Chicago White Sox 12, Atlanta 4 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3 Baltimore 11, N.Y. Mets 0 Kansas City 10, Texas 7 Toronto 13, Houston 6 Colorado 10, Seattle 4 Minnesota 8, St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 13, Detroit 12 Cincinnati 10, Cleveland 10, tie San Francisco 10, Oakland 6 Boston 6, Washington 1 Chicago Cubs 6, Arizona 0 L.A. Angels 6, L.A. Dodgers 4

Today’s Game Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.


MLB regular season AMERICAN LEAGUE Today’s Game N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 19-8) at Boston (Beckett 17-6), 8:05 p.m.

Monday’s Games Cleveland (Westbrook 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 13-10), 2:05 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 0-0) at Texas (Feldman 17-8), 2:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 19-9) at Kansas City (Greinke 16-8), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Baker 15-9) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 16-8), 10:05 p.m. Seattle (Hernandez 19-5) at Oakland (Sheets 0-0), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday’s Games Philadelphia (Halladay 17-10) at Washington (Lannan 9-13), 1:05 p.m. Florida (Johnson 15-5) at N.Y. Mets (Santana 13-9), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 17-4) at Cincinnati (Harang 6-14), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 4-0) at Pittsburgh (Duke 11-16), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 15-12) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 13-12), 2:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 9-7) at Atlanta (Lowe 15-10), 4:10 p.m. San Diego (Garland 11-13) at Arizona (Haren 14-10), 5:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 15-7) at Houston (Oswalt 8-6), 7:05 p.m.

White Sox 12, Braves 4 Chicago


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BASEBALL American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Placed RHP Koji Uehara on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Selected the contract of LHP Will Ohman from Norfolk (IL). Optioned RHP Kam Mickolio to Norfolk. Designated INF Robert Andino for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned OF Josh Reddick to Pawtucket. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed RHP Gil Meche, INF Alex Gordon on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26, and INF Josh Fields on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 28. Assigned LHP Bruce Chen, RHP Matt Herges, RHP Brad Thompson, C Edwin Bellorin, INF Wilson Betemit, INF Irving Falu and OF Scott Thorman to their minor league camp. MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed RHP Clay Condrey on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Alex Burnett from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Acquired C-OF Robbie Hammock from Colorado for a player to be named and assigned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Agreed to terms with OF Marcus Thames on a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with C Chad Moeller on a minor league contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with OF Adam Lind on a four year contract.

National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Optioned 2B Ryan Roberts, LHP Zach Kroenke, C John Hester and LHP Clay Zavada to Reno (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Rodrigo Lopez from Reno. ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed INF Diory Hernandez and OF Jordan Schafer on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Optioned LHP Jonny Venters and C Clint Sammons to Gwinnett (IL). Reassigned RHP Craig Kimbrel, RHP Scott Proctor, C J.C. Boscan, 1B Freddie Freeman, INF Brandon Hicks, INF Joe Thurston and OF Matt Young to Gwinnett. Purchased the contract of OF Jason Heyward from Gwinnett. COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed LHP Jeff Francis on the 15-day DL. FLORIDA MARLINS—Placed OF Brett Carroll, retroactive to March 26, and RHP Brian Sanches on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Tim Wood from New Orleans (PCL). Selected the contracts of SS Brian Barden, RHP Jose Veras and 3B Mike Lamb. Designated OF Jai Miller and RHP Cristhian Martinez for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS—Purchased the contract of OF Cory Sullivan from Round Rock (PCL). Reassigned OF Jason Bourgeois to Round Rock. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Reassigned RHP Luis Ayala, RHP Justin Miller and C J.D. Closser to their minor league camp. Released INF Doug Mientkiewicz. NEW YORK METS—Released INF Russ Adams, RHP Nelson Figueroa, RHP Kiko Calero, RHP Bobby Parnell, RHP Elmer Dessens and OF Chris Carter. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed RHP Joe Blanton, RHP Brad Lidge and LHP J.C. Romero on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. WASHINGTON NATONALS—Optioned LHP Scott Olsen and OF Roger Bernadina to Syracuse (IL). Reassigned INF Eric Bruntlett and RHP Mike MacDougal to their minor league camp.

HOCKEY National Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE—Signed D Kevin Shattenkirk and D Colby Cohen. DALLAS STARS—Recalled D Philip Larsen from the Swedish Elite League and D Maxime Fortunus from Texas (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD—Recalled G Wade Dubielewicz from Houston (AHL). Reassigned G Anton Khudobin to Houston. OTTAWA SENATORS—Reassigned D Brian Lee from Binghamton (AHL).

COLLEGE NEW MEXICO—Agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Steve Alford on a twoyear contract extension through the 2019-20 season.


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ometimes, you get an offer for something you think you’d never sell, you need the money and you just have to let go. It can be difficult, but the offer is just too good. This week, when a guy I’ve been hunting with offered me $8,000 for my lab, Larry, it was just too much money to pass up. The good news is that Larry sired a litter of puppies that are now about three weeks old. I guess I’ll be starting over again. April Fools! I wouldn’t take $80,000 for Larry, much less $8,000. There are different kinds of dog ownership. I have friends who have a stable of bird dogs or coon dogs and they love their dogs. They have a relationship that is based on pride and the effort they’ve put into the dog. They’ll sell a dog if the money is right, though many of them have one or two dogs that are family. Some might not admit it, but the relationship is there. Since I only have one dog, my relationship with Larry is possibly closer than that. Larry is my constant companion. I hardly ever write a story or column without him lying directly beside my chair. When I get up to go into the house, he goes with me. When I go to bed at night, he goes to his bed, which is directly under my side of the bed. When I get up to go to the bathroom in the night, he comes and checks on me. Most trips in the car, he goes with me, though he has to stay home a lot more in summer because I don’t want him sitting in a hot car. If I leave to go somewhere without him, he stands in the yard and looks sad, hoping I’ll change my mind and let him go. If I walk or drive off in the golf cart, he’s waiting in the yard when I return. The thing is, though, that Larry isn’t really spoiled because I love him too much to spoil him. I see dogs all the time that are grossly overweight and I realize that the owner loves the dog but isn’t really thinking about the dog’s welfare. Probably 90 percent of the older dogs I see are overweight. This saddens me because the weight is not only shortening the dog’s life, it’s reducing the quality of his life. It’s true that dogs love to eat, but dogs don’t eat the same way we do. If we have something particularly good, we savor it and take time to enjoy it. A dog doesn’t see it that way. It’s in a dog’s nature to simply eat as much as he can because he doesn’t have the rational assurance of the next meal the way we do. Give a dog a piece of steak and he’ll swallow it whole. He doesn’t really enjoy the flavor of the food, he’s just inclined to eat what he can as a survival instinct. Another thing that saddens me is to see a dog in a lot or on a chain that’s never free to run and play or hunt. Dogs don’t sense boredom as we do. If Larry had the choice between having the day to do what he wanted or sit in the truck waiting for me to come out, he’d take the latter every time. I’m not saying Cherie doesn’t love me, but she wouldn’t be satisfied with waiting in the truck. She would be bored and

so would any human under such circumstances. Dogs are different. Still, dogs enjoy adventure and freedom as much as any of us. The problem with many chained and kenneled dogs is discipline. If a SPORTS dog takes off and you can’t catch him when Dick you let him off the leash Jones or chain, you aren’t ■■■ likely to do it very often. Taking the time to train your dog is much kinder to him than giving him treats several times a day. Training and discipline give a dog purpose in life. If you don’t believe me, watch any dog trainer put the training collar on a dog and let the dog see the whistle. For dogs who receive training, it’s pure joy. No trainer likes to punish a dog in the training process, but a smart dog owner knows what’s happening will mean a richer life for the animal. Most of us don’t really think about the danger we put our dogs in. While I hate to see a dog that’s constantly penned or chained, I hate to see a dog in a position to be run over just as much. Dogs should be contained in some way so they don’t get into trouble with a car. Anyone who’s been around dogs knows that a car is a dog’s worst enemy. At the same time, I see postmen and other delivery people who deliver in residential neighborhoods give dogs treats from the car, creating a bad habit for the dog to approach the very thing that is most dangerous to him. For your dog’s safety, he should be trained that cars are dangerous. I trained Larry by pulling up in the driveway and, when he approached the car, blowing the horn and jolting him with his training collar. He has a healthy respect for cars, yet he’d lose that habit quickly if someone regularly gave him treats. It’s not instinctive to know that cars are dangerous. I had to teach him. That jolt of electricity might save his life. Your dog, whether he runs his heart out across the fields looking for birds for you to shoot or helps you keep the recliner warm, will thrive with care and discipline. Spoil your dog by taking him out for a little fun, lavish him with the attention of training, and supply his needs by feeding him what he needs but not so much it affects his health. I promise, both of you will be happier by that kind of attention. LARRY IS A 23-month-old Fox Red Labrador and the daddy of a litter of 12 pure-breed puppies. My granddaughter, Mia, is in love with all of them. Check out The High Point Enterprise Classifieds this week to find out more. DICK JONES IS a freelance writer living in High Point who writes about hunting, fishing, dogs and shooting. He gives speeches for groups and can emcee your outdoor event or help your church or youth organization with fundraising. He can be reached at or

Police: Notre Dame recruit ’drunk’ on fatal fall CINCINNATI (AP) – A “drunk and belligerent” 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit was killed in a fall from a fifth-floor hotel balcony during his senior-year spring break in Florida, authorities said Saturday. Matt James died Friday around 6:30 p.m. at the Days Inn Motel in Panama City Beach. He was dead when police arrived. “It appears to be a tragic accident,” Panama City Beach police Maj. David Humphreys said. James’ former teammates at St. Xavier High School gathered for a private prayer service in the school’s chapel on Saturday. The All-State lineman had been the first top signing for new Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. Police did not use James’ name during a news conference. Instead, they referred to him as a 17-year-old from Ohio who had signed with Notre Dame. “Witnesses and friends indicate he had become drunk and belligerent,” Humphreys said. “He had leaned over the balcony rail, was shaking his finger at the people in the next room over. He fell over.” Humphreys said the railing at the hotel met the standards for proper height.

He said police would be interested in pursuing charges if it was learned who provided the underage teen with alcohol. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman was an all-city and all-state football player. He also was on St. Xavier’s varsity basketball team. Students at St. Xavier gathered on the football field Friday night to remember James following reports of his death, school Mark Motz said. Motz said the impromptu vigil was organized as word of James’ death spread through social-networking sites such as Facebook. “When one of their own is in trouble, they band together,” Motz said. About 40 students from St. Xavier and a half-dozen parents were on the trip to Florida, police said. James was the second St. Xavier athlete to die during the school year. Junior wrestler Kevin Le was struck by a car and killed in September. The football team – including James – wore his initials on their helmet for the next home football game. Grief counselors will be available when classes resume on April 12 after spring break.




BASEBALL HIGH POINT STORM – Under-11 High Point Storm travel team seeks two players to complete its roster. Must be born between May 1, 1998, and April 30, 1999. Call Kevin Wall at 859-4684 or 2500138 for info. CAROLINA MUSTANGS – Under-9 Carolina Mustangs team is looking for a couple of players for the spring season. Call Stacey Hilbourn at 442-3906 for info.

BASKETBALL DCCC SUMMER CAMP – Davidson County Community College coach Matt Ridge will host the DCCC Camp from June 28 to July 2 at Brinkley Gym from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $75 and open to rising fourth- through 12th-graders. Campers will receive instruction from members of the DCCC staff and players as well as other area coaches in fundamentals with an emphasis on team play and sportsmanship. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability level. For info or to register, contact Ridge at 239-3819, or mail checks to DCCC (memo: basketball camp), P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293. SCOTT CHERRY BASKETBALL CAMPS – High Point University men’s coach Scott Cherry will feature two individual camp sessions, two team camp sessions and a father/son basketball camp. The individual camps are open to boys entering kindergarten through 10th grade and will run June 28-July 1 and Aug. 2-5. For the first time, the Scott Cherry Basketball Camps will hold a father/son camp at HPU June 11-12. There will also be two team camps held this summer. Team camps are open to all middle school, junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball teams. The two camps will run June 1820 and June 25-27. If you are interested in any boys’ basketball camp opportunities, contact Director of Basketball Operations Tripp Pendergast at 841-9329 or or visit http:// VILLAINS BOYS CAMPS – Bishop McGuinness coach Josh Thompson and the varsity Villains will host their seventh annual camps for boys in rising grades 3-8. Session 1 runs June 28-July 2 and Session 2 is July 12-16, both running from 9 a.m. to noon at Bishop. Cost is $125. Spots reserved for the first 50 registered campers for each session, which will include two periods of small-group instruction, two sessions of games, and individual instruction, free time and challenge games. To register or for more info, visit http:// and click the link on the left labeled “Bishop Basketball Camp.” HIGH POINT LADY STARS 13-U/8THGRADE TEAM – Looking for three more players. Contact director Aaron Grier at 991-0597 or visit for info.

at Greensboro’s Bryan Park (Champions course) on April 26. Event hosted by the Autism Society of N.C.-Guilford County Chapter (ASNC-GC), which enhances the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and supports residents, families, teachers and caregivers. Proceeds benefit the ASNC-GC Teacher Grant Program, which has provided more than $72,000 in grants over the past three years to Guilford County teachers to obtain necessary classroom materials and essential training. Tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entrance fee is $125 per golfer and includes cart and greens fees, driving range, box lunch, banquet dinner and awards ceremony. Sponsorship opportunities also available from $50 and up. For info or to register, contact Andrea Worthington at 207-1237 or aworthington@bellsouth. net. RONDA SKEEN MEMORIAL TRINITY HIGH BOOSTERS TOURNAMENT – Set for Thursday, May 6, at Holly Ridge (May 13 rain date). Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $50 per player. Call Ty Townsend at 848-4210, Charlie Dean at 202-2705 or Mike Washburn at 689-2974 for info. BURROW FOUNDATION TOURNAMENT – The Cap and Mabel Burrow Foundation will hold a tournament to raise funds to support the Foundation’s efforts to meet the needs of people with mental illness, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases throughout Randolph County, the Sandhills, Triad, Chatham, Wake and Johnston counties. Captain’s choice event is set for May 4 at 1:30 p.m. at Holly Ridge Golf Links in Archdale. Cost is $75 and includes golf, goodie bag, snacks and beverages throughout the round and dinner following tournament play. Prizes awarded for top three teams, closest to the pin and longest putt. Sponsorship opportunities available and items also are being sought for a silent auction. For info on sponsoring, playing or donating in the event or for more info about the foundation, contact Jennifer Barbee Swift at 495-2734. RONNIE SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION TOURNAMENT – Third annual event set for Saturday, June 5, at Jamestown Park. Captain’s choice event features shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $60 per person and includes cart and greens fee, range balls, hot lunch, giveaways and cash prizes for top-three finishes of each start. Proceeds from tournament benefit scholarship foundation for Smith, a longtime Ragsdale coach who died in 2007 shortly after retiring. To register or for more info on playing or serving as an event sponsor, visit www.coachronniesmith. com or e-mail


MITCHELL’S GROVE CHURCH LEAGUE – Seeking teams for church league season to begin in late April at Mitchell’s Grove field in High Point. Anyone interested GOLF in fielding a team should contact Eric at HIGH POINT GOLF ASSOCIATION TWO- 841-4107 for info. MAN TOURNAMENT – Set for April 10 and 11 at Blair Park. Entry fee is $40 and does TOM BERRY SPECIAL FUND not include green fee and cart. Format is WANT TO HELP? – Longtime High six holes of best ball, captain’s choice and modified alternate shot. Play flighted af- Point Enterprise sports writer and ter first round and one player on team columnist Tom Berry, who died Aug. 30, must be a member of HPGA. Join HPGA left behind his wife, Sandy, and three for $15 and if you wish the Carolinas daughters, Ashlyn, Rachel and Leah. Golf Association for an additional $15 for The High Point Enterprise has estabhandicap verification. Deadline to enter lished a fund – the Tom Berry Special is Thursday at noon. Call Blair Park at 336- Fund – at High Point Bank to assist the Berry family with medical bills and 883-3497 to enter or for more info. college funds. Contributions may be made to the Tom Berry Special Fund FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH YOUTH and mailed to High Point Bank, P.O. Box FUNDRAISER – Second annual tourna2270, High Point, N.C. 27261. Contribument to benefit the First Presbyterian tions can also be brought to any High Church senior high mission trip to West Point Bank branch. Virginia is set for Saturday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. Event is an 18-hole captain’s WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY choice at River Landing. Cost is $50 and event is limited to 44 players. Food, SUMMER CAMPS – WCA will again drinks and mulligans available for purbe offering summer sports camps chase, and hole sponsorships also are from May through July. Camps ofavailable for $75. For info or to register, fered include developmental camps in contact Jeanette Quick Sandlin at jeasoccer, tennis, cheerleading, baseball, basketball, middle school basketball, softball, wrestling and volleyball. Along BUD KIVETT MEMORIAL – High Point with these specific camps, an AllRegional Health System, City of High Sports Camp, advanced soccer school, Point and presenting sponsor Smartadvanced basketball camp, advanced Choice will host the 34th Bud Kivett baseball camp, advanced swimming Memorial Golf Championship on Satcamp and a middle school volleyball urday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25. camp will be offered. Camps range The event is held annually in memory from half day to full day camps and are of Bud Kivett’s early death from heart for elementary, middle school and high failure. The tournament will be held at school ages. For more info regarding Oak Hollow and Blair Park and is open dates, times and costs, visit the school to amateurs 16 years of age and older, the first 216 golfers who enter. Entry fee Web site at or contact Tammy Russell in the athletic is $35. Green and cart fees are separate. office at 884-3333, ext. 216. All entry forms are due by April 16. For more info or sponsorship opportunities, REPORTING ITEMS contact Julie Samuels at 878-6292 or The High Point Enterprise publishes or announcements in the Calendar free of charge. Send info to sportsroom@hpe. AUTISM AWARENESS CHARITY CLAScom, call 888-3556 or fax to 888-3504. SIC – Seventh annual event to be played


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Kim, Molder share lead in Houston HUMBLE, Texas (AP) – Anthony Kim and Bryce Molder are tied for the lead heading into the final round of the Houston Open, the final event before the Masters. Kim struggled off the tee on Saturday, but relied on good putting to shoot a 3-under 69 that left him 10 under for the tournament. Molder, the second-round leader, made four bogeys and five birdies for a 71. Vaughn Taylor (70) and Joe Ogilvie (71) were two back at 8 under after both bogeyed the difficult 18th hole. Houston resident Jeff Maggert (70), Graham DeLaet (71) and Lee Westwood (72) were three strokes behind the leaders. The players faced only light breezes after winds gusted up to 30 mph during the first two rounds. Justin Leonard (67) moved into contention in the morning with two eagles on his front nine. He made a double bogey on the 14th hole, though, and dropped into the logjam at 6-under.

Kim missed 11 of 14 fairways off the tee, but scrambled out of trouble all day. He badly pulled a 300-yard drive on the par-4 12th hole, then flopped a wedge from an awkward stance to within a foot with a pond lurking on the other side of the green. He hooked another tee shot on the 17th hole, then hit his approach out of the rough to three feet. Kim saved par from behind the green at No. 18, chipping down the hill and sinking an 8-footer. “There were some spots today, I don’t know how I got out,” he said. “But I was happy to go ahead and hit some lucky shots and good shots, and get away with it.” Kim finished second to Camilo Villegas at the Honda Classic, one of three top-25 finishes this year. But he hasn’t held or shared the third-round lead since last year’s Canadian Open, when he finished third. “I’ve got enough bad breaks this year, where I feel they’re going to turn around if I have a good attitude,” Kim said. “I’ve

had a good attitude this whole year. Some breaks are going to come my way and if they do, I’ll welcome those.” Molder hit his share of bad tee shots, too, after a solid 66 on Friday. He made three bogeys on the front nine, then birdied two of the first three holes on the back. He dunked his tee shot in the water on 18, then hit a 6-iron to 14 feet and made the putt for an unexpected par. Molder had seven 1-putt greens on the back nine. “Luckily, my putter kind of held me in there,” Molder said. “I always kind of know that if I can just kind of get it going the direction I want it to go, then I’m usually going to be OK.” Molder, a Georgia Tech graduate, is winless in 88 career PGA Tour starts. He got to play Augusta National once a year when he was in college, but has never played there as a professional. He’ll earn a spot in the Masters with his first victory, but said he’s not thinking about what will be on the line for him.

Grasshoppers top Marlins, 8-7 GREENSBORO (AP) – Jorge Cantu had a two-run homer and an RBI single for the Florida Marlins on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough. Jose Torres homered to tie the score in the ninth and slid into first to beat out a two-out RBI single in the 10th, leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to an

8-7 exhibition victory over their parent club. Kyle Skipworth had a two-run homer in the second for Greensboro, which added two runs in the third on Scott Cousins’ single and Kyle Jensen’s double. Cantu and Dan Uggla had RBI singles to lead Florida’s fourrun fourth. Florida scored three

more in the fifth on a two-out solo homer from Cameron Maybin and Cantu’s two-run shot. Greensboro got two runs in the eighth on back-to-back two-out doubles from Carlos Paulino and Taylor Krick. Sandy Rosario was the winning pitcher, and Brian Lawrence took the loss.

Lind, Blue Jays sign $18 million, 4-year deal HOUSTON (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays signed outfielder Adam Lind to a four-year, $18 million contract on Saturday. The deal runs through 2013 and includes club options through the 2016 season. The 26-year-old Lind, who hit .305 last year with 35 home runs and 114 RBIs, was happy to know he’d be with the team long term and could make Toronto his second home. “It will mean a lot for my parents, for my future kids, just so they can do what they want and they can go to the schools that they want and they can

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – A timeline of key victories at the Masters, which will be played April 8-11 at Augusta National: Five years ago (2005): Tiger Woods won the Masters for the fourth time, the first time in a playoff. His signature shot came from the behind the 16th green, when his chip made a U-turn at the top of the slope, rolled back toward the hole and hung on the edge of the cup for two full seconds before falling for birdie. He bogeyed the last two holes, however, to fall into a playoff with Chris DiMarco, beating him on the 18th with an 8-iron to 15 feet for birdie. It was the first time the sudden-death playoff began on the 18th. Ten years ago (2000): Vijay Singh won the only major Tiger Woods did not in 2000. He built a three-shot lead going into the final round, then held off one charge from David Duval and a late charge from Ernie Els. The key moment came on the par-4 11th, where Singh hit his approach into the water. Because of the hole location, he was able to take his drop on the edge of the green instead of behind the pond, and escaped with bogey. Singh sealed the victory with a 4-iron to 20 feet for a two-putt birdie on the 15th. He won by three shots over Els. Twenty years ago (1990): Nick Faldo joined Jack Nicklaus as the only repeat winners of the Masters, and he remains the only player to win a major consecutive years in a playoff. Faldo made three birdies over the last six holes to close with a 3-under 69 to force a playoff against Raymond Floyd. In the playoff, Floyd missed a 15-foot birdie at No. 10 for the victory, while Faldo saved par from the bunker with a testy 4-foot putt. On the second extra hole, Floyd pulled his approach into the water left of the 11th green, and Faldo made par to win. Thirty years ago (1980): Seve Ballesteros, at 23, became the youngest Masters champion in history and introduced his amazing flair to an American audience. The Spaniard opened with a 66 to share the lead, and no one caught him the rest of the week when he followed with rounds of 69-68. Ballesteros was so dominant that he took a 10-shot lead to the back nine, only to throw shots away with his daring. He closed with a 72 and still won by four shots. Forty years ago (1970): Billy Casper defeated Gene Littler in an 18-hole playoff to win his only Masters, adding to his two U.S. Open titles. The previous year, Casper was atop the leaderboard all three rounds until closing with a 74 to finish one behind George Archer. He again had a 54-hole lead only to close with a 71 and fall into a playoff. Casper shot 69 in the playoff to defeat Littler by five shots. Fifty years ago (1960): Arnold Palmer won the second of his four green jackets, and the most thrilling of his Masters titles. The record shows that Palmer led wire-to-wire, opening with a 67. He had to rally, however, because Ken Venturi finished well ahead of him and posted at 5-under 283. Palmer’s long birdie putt rattled off the pin – there was a rule then that it could be left in the hole – and he had to settle for par. He birdied the 17th to tie Venturi, then won with a 6-iron into 6 feet. Palmer became the first Masters champion to birdie the last two holes to win by one. Seventy-five years ago (1935): With what became known as the golf shot heard ’round the world, Gene Sarazen holed a 4-wood from 235 yards on the par-5 15th for an albatross that helped put him into a playoff with Craig Wood, who had already finished his round and was being congratulated for winning. In the 36-hole playoff on Monday, Sarazen shot 144 to win by five shots. – THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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A walk down the aisle



Joan Griffith-Lee (left) and her husband Don Lee share a moment as they have dinner at a restaurant in New York. The couple, who live in the Staten Island borough of New York, have been married for 20 years.

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nity, fell on the fourth Sunday in March. The founder estimates more than 300 celebrations were held last weekend. The aim is to try to stabilize, if not reverse, the trend of non-commitment within the black community. According to 2009 census figures, 41.9 percent of black adults had never married, compared to 23.6 percent of whites. Studies show blacks also are more likely than other ethnic groups to divorce and bear children out of wedlock. Experts blame the disparities in part on high black male unemployment, high black male imprisonment and the moderate performance of black men in college compared with black women. They also note the lack of positive images of black marriage in the media and several misperceptions about matrimony – that it’s about yourself and relationships in general,” said Kenny Seymour, for white people, that it’s a ball and chain, that fatherhood and a 39-year-old Broadway music marriage are not linked. director who lives in Queens. “They have either seen really “It was beautiful to be around a bunch of married people in love.” bad examples of what marriage looks like or no examples at all,” Other black couples marked said Yolanda “Yanni” Brown, 42, the eighth annual Black Mara divorced mother of two in Chiriage Day by attending workcago, who is hosting black marshops, black-tie dinners and riage events. “They are saying, other activities. Some groups ‘Why bother? This works for us,’ held events throughout the month of March, although Black not knowing there are so many other benefits of being married.” Marriage Day, which celebrates Brown says she wishes she had matrimony in the black commuEW YORK (AP) – For Kenny and Lynette Seymour, last weekend’s black marriage gala was about celebrating their seven-year marriage. They got to meet other black couples while spending a romantic evening together. “Every time you meet another couple, you learn something new

The aim of Black Marraige Day is to try to stabilize, if not reverse, the trend of non-commitment within the black community.


Tammy Greer Brown, coordinator for the National Black Marriage Day events, prepares for the weekend’s activities at Everything Goes Cafe and Books in the Staten Island borough of New York. fought for her marriage. Joseph Arrington II, a 38-yearold black entertainment attorney in Atlanta, said there was a time when he wanted to get married, but his interest has waned. He hasn’t had a girlfriend in 15 years. His parents celebrated their 50th anniversary last year. He said he focuses on his work. “It’s a combination of two things,” he said. “I haven’t found

anyone, and I’m not actively seeking someone.” Gerard Abdul, 45, a who lives in East Orange, New Jersey, and runs an entertainment company, has never seen himself as the marrying type. He has nine children by five women. He said he cared about them all, and each wanted to marry him. But he wasn’t interested. “Because I’m so independent and on my own, I really didn’t see the science of marrying them when I really didn’t have to,” Abdul said. “I’m a great father,” he added. “But I probably would have been a lousy husband.” Despite those attitudes toward marriage, there are a handful of campaigns to get blacks to walk down the aisle, from the federal government’s African American Healthy Marriage Initiative to Marry Your Baby Daddy Day, with 10 unwed couples with children tying the knot later this year in New York. “You Saved Me,” a documentary that explores the marriages of eight black couples, will be screened in more than 20 cities this weekend as part of a Black Marriage Day premiere. “We want people to take away that successful positive (black) marriages do exist,” said Lamar Tyler of Waldorf, Md., who produced “You Saved Me” with his wife, Ronnie.

Billionaire uncorks new lawsuit over rare wine NEW YORK (AP) – The billionaire collector and yachtsman William Koch has uncorked another lawsuit in his 4-year-old battle against fraud in the rare wine business. Koch sued the auction house Christie’s International in New York last week, claiming it ignored evidence of fakery in the 1980s when it marketed several bottles of Bordeaux that were purportedly originally owned by Thomas Jefferson. The suit is the latest in

a string filed by Koch over the collection, now regarded by some experts to have been counterfeit. In this new court filing, Koch also claims that Christie’s has continued to turn a blind eye to fraud since those sales, producing catalogs with glowing statements about the provenance of wines it sells, “even when Christie’s personnel were aware, or had reason to be aware, that such statements were not substantially true or in some cases knowingly false.”

Christie’s denied the charges, but declined to answer questions about the case. “We believe the allegations in this complaint are incorrect and we look forward to the opportunity to prove our position in court,” it said in a statement. Koch, who owns an energy company and won the America’s Cup in 1992, has been on the warpath over counterfeiting since 2005, when he began to suspect that his “Jefferson” bottles were bogus.

in 1985, courtesy of German wine collector Hardy Rodenstock, who claimed it had been discovered in a bricked-up cellar in Paris. The hand-blown bottles were engraved with the initials “Th.J.” and Rodenstock said he had documents confirming that Jefferson ordered them while serving as the U.S. minister to France. Koch began investigat1980s. Koch bought four of them for $500,000. The ing the collection after belate Malcolm Forbes paid ing asked to show his four $156,000 for a single bottle. bottles at Boston’s MuThe collection emerged seum of Fine Art in 2005. Bearing vintages of 1784 and 1787, the wines fetched record prices when they were auctioned in the mid-

Christie’s International denied the charges.


For the second time, the North Carolina Zoo’s veterinary staff will host a summer camp aimed at helping to cultivate the next generation of veterinarians who will work with wild and exotic animals. Building on an extremely successful series of camps held in 2009, the zoo has organized four summer camps where youngsters ages 12-15 can live the dream of becoming a zoo veterinarian. Two day camps, one for girls and one coed ages 12-14, are slated for April 17 and May 15. Although the April 17 girls’ camp is already full, a number of spots for the coed camp are still available. In addition, two three-day overnight camps for students ages 15-16 have been scheduled for the summer. A threeday camp for girls is set for July 16-18, and a boys’ session is slated for July 30-Aug. 1. Both three-day camps begin on Friday afternoon and continue through Sunday afternoon. Throughout the weekend, campers will attend classes about zoo veterinary work, exploring diverse topics ranging from tracking wild animals with radio telemetry to tying surgical sutures. Cost for the day camps is $230 for N.C. Zoo Society members and $279 for nonmembers. Threeday camps cost $539 for members and $579 for non-members. A limited number of scholarships for campers with financial needs are also available. To learn more, visit the Zoo Society Web site at www.nczoo. com or call (336) 879-7273. A short video on the veterinary camps is also available at



Daughter fears elderly mom is a menace behind the wheel D

ear Abby: My mother just turned 80, and her driving is getting bad. I have spoken to her about my concerns, and she says sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll â&#x20AC;&#x153;think aboutâ&#x20AC;? stopping. Then the next day, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s off driving somewhere. I live 25 miles away. I offered to move to her apartment complex and do her driving, but until I can do that she wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop. Mom has already hit a city bus, turned into oncoming traffic and narrowly missed a pedestrian. When she put in for a change of address for her driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, they noticed it was time to renew it and did so without a test. I requested they send her a â&#x20AC;&#x153;come in and testâ&#x20AC;? letter, but so far there has been no response. What can I do before she kills someone or herself? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Philadelphia Daughter Dear Daughter: Contact your motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physician and tell him/ her what you have told me. Her doctor should write a letter to the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding her history of near misses. It appears your concerns are justified. She should be given a driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s test and an eye test. Dear Abby: My 15-year-old stepson says he is embarrassed by the constant hand-holding in public his mother and I enjoy. He also doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like that we always

share a quick kiss after saying grace before meals, even in restaurants. He says that none of his friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parents do it, and he thinks itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;weird.â&#x20AC;? ADVICE His mother and I see no need to Dear change and feel he Abby will get over his â&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  embarrassment in time. We feel our displays of affection are appropriate and strengthen our relationship. I would also think that seeing us so well-bonded would be reassuring to him and his 14year-old brother. Neither boy was close to his father â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in fact, they both hate to visit him â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an issue of the boy hoping his parents will get back together. Any thoughts on this? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stepdad in Pennsylvania Dear Stepdad: If your marriage to their mother is relatively recent, your displays of affection may make her sons uncomfortable. Also, both boys have reached an age when parents ARE just plain â&#x20AC;&#x153;embarrassing.â&#x20AC;? In the interests of family harmony â&#x20AC;&#x201C; until they grow out of it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; please consider refraining from the quick

kisses when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out in public. Dear Abby: My 60th birthday is approaching, and my children and I are planning a trip. My wish is to celebrate with just my two children â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not their spouses. Is this insensitive? Am I being unreasonable? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Threeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Company Dear Threeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Company: If you have a good relationship with your childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spouses, there shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be hurt feelings if they are not included this time. There are occasions when spouses sometimes prefer to stay at home. Example: high school reunions. A neighbor of mine, a woman in her 80s, mentioned recently that she was planning a trip back to her hometown with her daughter (sans son-in-law) so they could see the house where she was raised and the grammar and high schools she attended. For them it was a sentimental journey, but for the husband it would have been as warm and fuzzy an experience as a root canal. To My Christian Readers: Happy Easter, one and all! DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


In this Nov. 9, 1967, photo, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson munches on a cookie and George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO, laughs at a speakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remark during the first annual Jewish Labor Committee Human Rights Awards dinner at the Sheraton in New York. Laughter is a serious scientific subject, one that researchers are still trying to figure out.



Sunday, April 4, 2010 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Robert Downey Jr., 45; Christine Lahti, 60; Craig T. Nelson, 66; Maya Angelou, 82 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Focus on what you can learn and put into practice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to you to take charge of your life and to make the alterations that will give you the freedom to launch what you feel is the right thing for you. Use your charm to push your way into circles, groups and interests that you feel will help you reach your goals. Your numbers are 2, 4, 15, 18, 22, 37, 40 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Getting together with friends or spending a little down time with family doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to go over budget. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make foolish purchases or pay for something to impress someone. Engage in talks with someone experienced in making money work. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Plan a short day trip or attend an event of interest and you will make some headway in your personal life, leading to important changes at home. You can avoid an argument if you listen. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give in to anyone trying to get you to do things you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel right about doing. Lending money will end in financial and emotional loss. Stick to making simple changes that improve your home and lifestyle. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do your part by offering help to those in need but do not offer cash. Choose your battles wisely if you want to show your leadership ability and gain the respect you deserve. Check out online jobs. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you want to get involved in something, sign up early and prepare to go out of your way to get what you want. An unexpected alteration will have you scrambling. There is a lesson to be learned that will contribute to an offer you receive. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A change at home will leave you feeling uncertain about your future. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anyone turn your world upside down. You have a lot more going for you than you realize. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put up with someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s negative response to what you want to do. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let a bully take over. You are better off spending time learning all you can about something you want to pursue and going it alone. Joint ventures will lead to arguments and upset that you can do without. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Reflect on the past and figure out a way to simplify your life. Getting back to the things you enjoy doing most will be a good place to start. A change in your lifestyle will allow you greater freedom to pursue your creative goals. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have choices to make and uncertainties to deal with. You can win, but only if you are willing to give something up. You usually thrive on change, so whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the hold up? â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have lots that can happen if you concentrate on your assets, investments and deals. Changes at home will open up opportunities. If you are too vocal regarding your plans, you will lose valuable time dealing with opposition and criticism. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone you care for will make your life difficult if there has been a misunderstanding. Clear the air if you want to avoid an argument you cannot win. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappoint someone who counts on you. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An emotional issue regarding your current position will cause worry and anxiety. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to be let down by someone or something. Cover your back by looking for other ways to subsidize your income or utilize your skills. â&#x2DC;&#x2026;â&#x2DC;&#x2026; ONE STAR: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best to avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes or read a good book. Two stars: You can accomplish but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t rely on others for help. Three stars: If you focus, you will reach your goals. Four stars: You can pretty much do as you please, a good time to start new projects. Five stars: Nothing can stop you now. Go for the gold.

To scientists, laughter is no joke WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; So a scientist walks into a shopping mall to watch people laugh. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no punchline. Laughter is a serious scientific subject, one that researchers are still trying to figure out. Laughing is primal, our first way of communicating. Apes laugh. So do dogs and rats. Babies laugh long before they speak. No one teaches you how to laugh. You just do. And often you laugh involuntarily, in a specific rhythm and in certain spots in conversation. You may laugh at a prank on April Foolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Day. But surprisingly, only 10 to 15 percent of laughter is the result of someone making a joke, said Baltimore neuroscientist Robert Provine, who has studied laughter for decades. Laughter is mostly about social responses rather than reaction to a joke. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laughter above all else is a social thing,â&#x20AC;? Provine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The requirement for laughter is another person.â&#x20AC;? Over the years,

Provine, a professor with the University of Maryland Baltimore County, has boiled laughter down to its basics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All language groups laugh â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ha-ha-haâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basically the same way,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether you speak Mandarin, French or English, everyone will understand laughter. ... Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pattern generator in our brain that produces this sound.â&#x20AC;? Each â&#x20AC;&#x153;haâ&#x20AC;? is about one15th of a second, repeated every fifth of a second, he said. Laugh faster or slower than that and it sounds more like panting or something else. Deaf people laugh without hearing, and people on cell phones laugh without seeing, illustrating that laughter isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dependent on a

single sense but on social interactions, said Provine, author of the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laughter: A Scientific Investigation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joy, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s positive engagement with life,â&#x20AC;? said Jaak Panksepp, a Bowling Green University psychology professor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deeply social.â&#x20AC;? And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just a people thing either. Chimps tickle each other and even laugh when another chimp pretends to tickle them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my candidate for the most ancient joke,â&#x20AC;? Provine said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a feigned tickle. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primal humor.â&#x20AC;? Panksepp studies rats that laugh when he tickles them. Sound silly? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on YouTube and in scientific journals, a funny pairing of proofs when

you think about. It turns out rats love to be tickled. They return again and again to the hands of researchers tickling them, Pankseppâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s video shows.

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Daughter’s small size may not be a matter of genes Q uestion: My wife and I are above average in height, being six-feetthree-inches and five-feet-nineinches tall. We both had rather tall parents, too. Nevertheless, our daughter is very tiny. She is 9 years old and is only at the third percentile for height. What could be causing this, and what do you think we should do?

Let me ask, by the way, is your daughter an anxious child?


Questioner: Yes, as a matter of fact, she is. Lannie is the most insecure of all our children. Why do you ask?

Dr. Dobson: There are many factors Dr. Dobson: Because that influence a child’s growth, includsome studies have shown ing a deficiency of growth hormones, that persistently anxious heredity, nutrition and the status of the Dr. James girls tend to be shorter Dobson boy or girl’s general health. There is than their peers. This was ■■■ only one way to know what is causing the finding of Dr. Danyour daughter’s failure to grow, and iel Pine of the National that is to take her to an endocrinologist Institute of Mental Health and other reor other physician who specializes in search at Columbia University College these problems. of Physicians, New York. This research The right doctor can identify her showed that the most insecure girls condition and even predict with a fair tended to be about two inches shorter amount of accuracy how tall she will as adults and were twice as likely to be eventually become. In some cases, under five-feet-two-inches tall than girls growth hormones may be administered, who were less anxious. although I’ll leave it to your physician Two specific disorders in the formato make that recommendation. Since tive years were most predictive of less your girl is 9 years old, you have no height in adults: (1) separation anxiety time to lose. Get her to the right medi– seen in girls who don’t have the concal authority quickly. fidence to spend the night at a friend’s

house or go away to summer camp; and (2) overanxiousness – not just being uneasy about a threat or problem, but a generalized worry about many things over years of time. One study showed that anxious girls had high blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can stunt growth. Interestingly, anxious boys in the investigation were not found to have higher cortisol levels, and they did not tend to be shorter than their peers. This suggests that girls may respond to stress biologically differently than boys. For whatever reasons, anxiety is linked to lesser growth in females alone. Once again, you need to have your daughter examined and evaluated medically. There may be a more obvious and treatable reason for her growth deficiency.

ning or doing anything extra. I’m only 46, yet some days I can hardly get out of bed in the morning. I just want to put my head under the pillow and cry – for no reason at all. So why do I feel so terrible? My husband is trying to be patient, but this morning he growled, “You have everything a woman could want. ... What do you have to be blue about?” Do you think I could be losing my mind?

Question: Our children are all on their own now, and my husband and I are free to do some of the traveling we have always planned to do when we got them through college. But lately I feel too tired even to keep the house clean and too depressed to care about plan-

DR. DOBSON is founder and chairman emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 ( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide” and Bringing Up Boys” (Tyndale House).

Dr. Dobson: I doubt if there is anything wrong with your mind. The symptoms you describe sound as if you may be entering menopause, and if so, your discomfort may be caused by the hormonal imbalance that accompanies glandular upheaval. I suggest that you make an appointment to see a gynecologist or other physician in the next few days. He or she can help you.

Safety of artificial sweeteners questioned D

ear Dr. Donohue: Recently a friend of ours went to his doctor, who was givang information on Splenda to all his patients. I have enclosed the information. I know a lot of people who use Splenda. How safe is it? – F.B. Many people and some doctors have rigidly negative views on all artificial sweeteners. Your information targets Splenda. If you have a couple of free days, you could pass the time on the Internet, reading all the reviews of artificial sweeteners and of Splenda. If you don’t want to waste time, you can accept, as I do, the opinion of the Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, the European Union Scientific Community on Food and the Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand, all of which have endorsed Splenda for their

country and their citizens. Splenda is sucralose, a substance made in the laboratory by substituting three atoms of chlorine for HEALTH three pairs of oxygen-hydroDr. Paul gen usually Donohue found in sugars. ■■■ The experimenting chemist was trying to engineer a better insecticide. The substance he concocted had no effect on insects, jut it had sweetness more than 600 times sweeter than table sugar. All this happened at Queen Elizabeth College in London. Sucralose passes through the body with little of it being absorbed. It activates the taste buds that perceive sweet things. If you add a teaspoon of sugar to your coffee, you need

only 1/600th of a teaspoon of Splenda to get the same effect. I have no fear of Splenda. I use it. If others have a different opinion, they’re welcome to follow their personal choices. Dear Dr. Donohue: I read your article about yearly mammograms for older women. At age 89, I asked my doctor about discontinuing mammograms. He said OK. I skipped one year. The next year I felt a lump in my breast, which proved to be malignant, and I had a mastectomy at age 91. – J.O. Dear Dr. Donohue: I read your article on stopping mammograms for older women. I am sorry I didn’t see it sooner. I am 82, and my doctor insisted I have a mammogram. I did not want one. There were suspicious calcifications, so he recommended a biopsy. I did not want it. I had it under protest.

It was the worst experience. They stuck many needles into my breast. The biopsy left me with a disfigured breast. Every time I see it, I am repulsed. The biopsy showed no cancer. I knew it wouldn’t. All this was unnecessary. – R.H.

tor found that I have a very low level of vitamin D in my blood. He wants me to take 50,000 IU of vitamin D. I do not wish to take such a high dose without getting a second opinion. May I get yours? – M.B.

Both women eloquently present the two divergent opinions of mammograms at older ages. Some advisory groups say mammograms can be stopped at age 75. Others feel that they should continue as long as a woman is in good health. Mammograms are not perfect. They diagnose possible cancer when the changes are not cancer, and they can miss a cancer when one is present. They are, however, the best screening tool for breast cancer in the majority of women.

You are a special case. You have a proven vitamin D deficiency. An approved method of treating such a deficiency is prescribing large doses – 50,000 IU – once weekly for six to eight weeks to build up the body’s vitamin D reserves. After that period, the dose is decreased to a daily dose of 1,000 IU.

Dear Dr. Donohue: My doc-

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Study: Small soda taxes don’t dent obesity BY MIKE STOBBE AP MEDICAL WRITER

ATLANTA – Small taxes on soda do little to reduce soft drink consumption or prevent childhood obesity, but larger levies probably would, according to new research. The study is being released as a recent wave of proposals would raise soda taxes or create new ones on sugared beverages. But they’ll have to be a lot steeper than current taxes, which are generally 4 percent or less, said Roland Sturm, lead author of the new research. “Small taxes will not prevent obesity,” said Sturm, a senior economist at the Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif. Sturm and his colleagues used information from a 2004 national survey of about 7,300 fifth-graders. The researchers looked at how the children’s height and weight had changed over the previous two years and how often the kids said they drank soda and sports drinks. The researchers also reviewed taxes on carbonated drinks that were in effect in 2004. Roughly two-thirds of the

children lived in states that had a tax on soda greater than on other food items. The highest was 7 cents tax on each dollar’s worth of soda. The average was about 4 cents. They found the taxes made no real difference on overall soda consumption or on obesity for kids overall. They did have a small effect on certain children – especially those from families with an annual income of $25,000 or less. Those kids – who drank about seven cans of soda a week, on average – drank one less can because of the taxes, Sturm said. However, if the taxes were more like 18 cents on the dollar, Sturm calculated it would make a significant difference. The research was published online Thursday in the journal Health Affairs. The Rand study was funded by the federal government and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Most states exempt grocery food from sales taxes. But in recent years, candy and soft drinks have been increasingly targeted, either through a tax or removal of an existing sales tax exemption.


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Children dressed as Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher sign the famous white picket fence in Hannibal, Mo., that figured in Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”


Town marks centenary of Twain’s death BY CHERYL WITTENAUER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


ANNIBAL, Mo. – When Ron Powers was growing up in Hannibal in the 1940s and ’50s, he would walk to the town’s historic district with a friend and marvel at the variety of license plates on visitors’ cars. “None of us had ever been anywhere, but they had come to see us,” said Powers, a Pulitzer Prizewinning writer and historian. “It meant something to us. It added to the majesty of the town. “One of our guys made it.” That “guy,” Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, one of America’s greatest literary figures, is still drawing visitors to Hannibal, the Mississippi River town of his boyhood. And officials hope even more literary pilgrims will come this year to mark the centenary of the author’s death and see the place that inspired Twain’s masterpieces,

“The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Last year Hannibal welcomed 300,000 people, 60,000 of them to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum. While the town also offers

nibal from age 4 to 18, and the caves, cemeteries and islands off the mighty river that he wandered as a boy are still here, along with his family’s simple clapboard house and the home of his first sweetheart, the inspiration for Becky Thatcher from

‘None of us had ever been anywhere, but they had come to see us.’ Ron Powers Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian river cruises, cave tours and enough other attractions for a two-day visit, museum executive director Cindy Lovell said Hannibal is a “holy land” for Twainiacs like herself. She said she “walked around in a daze” on her first visit, adding: “I see other people who react the same way. A young man from India who openly cried, he was so moved to be here.” Clemens lived in Han-

“Tom Sawyer.” Both homes are owned by the museum. In his autobiography, Twain wrote, “In the small town of Hannibal, Missouri, when I was a boy, everybody was poor but didn’t know it; and everybody was comfortable and did know it.” Exhibits in the museum, which curator Henry Sweets built up from the original couple of rooms to an institution, feature Twain’s books and the

experiences that inspired them, along with such artifacts as the writer’s desk and chair. Also on display are 15 original drawings Norman Rockwell created in 1935 to illustrate commemorative editions of “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn.” Rockwell traveled to Hannibal to gather material for the pictures, even sketching inside the cave young Sam explored as a kid, and where Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher got lost. Newspaper clippings, photographs and documents recall Twain’s family life in Hannibal and his later visits to bury his mother and give out diplomas to the high school graduates of 1902. Twain died at his home in Connecticut on April 21, 1910. Museum properties also include an interpretive center, the Huckleberry Finn House, the office of Clemens’ father, who was a justice of the peace, and Grant’s Drug Store, above which the Clemens family lived


A performer dressed as Mark Twain and others in costume make their way through the crowd at the Twain on Main Festival during Memorial Day weekend in Hannibal, Mo. when they fell on hard times. Clemens’ family owned slaves for a time in Hannibal, but Illinois, a free state, was just across the river. “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” tells the story of Huck’s travels on the

river with an escaped slave, Jim. The Clemens family fortunes changed after Sam’s father died, and his mother had to take in boarders. Sam boarded outside the home starting at age 11 as a printer’s apprentice.

Visitors seek river views of DC’s cherry blossoms BY BRETT ZONGKER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER



Al Slaughte (in uniform) points out the sights to a student group from the University of Maryland during a recent DC Cruises tour on the Potomac River in Washington.

BOARD THE HARBOUR BELLE – Visitors who want to see Washington’s cherry blossom trees can now get their views from a peaceful cruise on the Potomac River, away from the hordes of landbased tourists. The 16-day festivall runs through April 11. While many of the 1 million-plus visitors over the next two weeks will crowd along a five-mile stretch around the Tidal Basin to see about 300 flowering trees, thousands of others are escaping to the water. “The flowers and trees are like a picture, a painting,” Trang Ha, 27, of Viet-

nam said during a recent 90-minute cruise with fellow students from the University of Maryland. From the 65-foot Harbour Belle, about 3,000 cherry blossom trees are visible with the nation’s monuments and Capitol dome as a backdrop. Arlington National Cemetery is across the river on the Virginia shore. A narrator offers a rundown of the area’s history, architecture and facts on the different types of cherry trees. Last year, 6,000 people boarded the company’s boats during the twoweek National Cherry Blossom Festival, and Slaughter is expecting a 20 percent increase, or 1,200 more customers, this year. Other compa-

nies offer boat tours as well. For the 90-minute tour, adult tickets sell for $24 and children ages 4 to 12 can board for $12. Boxed lunches and drinks are sold separately aboard the yachts. Visitors can also opt for a “Monuments by Moonlight” cruise. The group also offers English-style “high tea” brunch cruises aboard an early 20th century yacht on weekends during the festival. They include full table service, china and linens. It’s pricer at $70 for

adults and $35 for children. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the nation’s capital in 1912.

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Becky Myers and Tim Jefferies, both of Matthews, NC, were united in marriage April 3, 2010, at Conrad Memorial Baptist Church, High Point, NC. The Rev. Marcus Campbell officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Wedding musician was Paula Williams. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Susan Myers of Trinity, NC. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reese of Bermuda Run, NC and Calvin Myers of Winston-Salem, NC. The groom is the son of Richard and Wendy Jefferies of Matthews, NC. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Guthrie of Fairfax, VA and Bob Jefferies of Charlotte, NC. Escorted by her father, Steve Myers, the bride was attended by Miss Laura Nelson, maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Amy Brookshire, Miss Michelle Key, Miss Amanda Jefferies, sister of the groom. The groom chose Aaron Linn to serve as best man. Becky Myers Groomsmen were Bryan SwarinWeds Tim Jefferies gen, Hunter Presson, Ryan Saunders, Brian Myers, brother of the bride. Usher was CJ Guthrie. The wedding reception was held following the ceremony in the CA Brown Fellowship Hall at the church. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Wesleyan Academy and 2009 graduate of GardnerWebb University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education. She is employed at Providence High in Charlotte. The groom is a 2005 graduate of United Faith Christian and 2009 graduate of Gardner-Webb University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He is employed at Harris-Teeter. Following a Western Caribbean cruise, the couple will reside in Matthews, NC.

Kari Ann Smith and William Arthur Tayloe II were united in marriage March 20, 2010, at Belin United Methodist Church, . The Rev. Dr. B. Mike Alexander Jr. officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Keevin Smith of Murrells Inlet, formerly of High Point. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Woodrow Tayloe Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC. Escorted by her father, Keevin Smith, the bride was attended by Kristy Mallard of Greensboro, NC, sister of the bride, as matron of honor and Courtney Tayloe of Pawleys Island, sister of the groom, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Molly DuPree of Bartow, FL, April Ellis of Raleigh, NC, Hayley Harwell of Greensboro, NC, Lindsey Pagan of High Point, NC and Wendy YoungKari Ann Smith er of Whitsett, NC. Junior bridesmaid was Madison Mallard, niece Weds William Tayloe II of the bride. Best man was Artie Tayloe, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Wells Alford of Myrtle Beach, SC, Hunter Brown of Murfreesboro, NC, Bill Harrell of Raleigh, NC, Michael Lassiter of Raleigh, NC, Gabe Southerland of Greenville, NC, Sam Turner of Roanoke Rapids, NC and Lee White of Raleigh, NC. The reception was held at Kimbelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Wachesaw Plantation Club, following the ceremony. The bride is employed as an elementary educator at Ocean Bay Elementary with Horry County Schools. The groom is currently employed with Midway Fire Rescue in Pawleys Island. After a honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Pawleys Island.




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Danny and Terri Brendle of High Point, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Marie Brendle, to Derek Lee Way of High Point, NC. The wedding is planned for June 26, 2010, at Spring Hill United Methodist Church, High Point, NC. Miss Brendle is a 2005 graduate of Westchester Academy. She received an academic and athletic scholarship while attending Erskine College and in 2009 earned her bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Health. She is employed with Cornerstone Healthcare and pursuing her masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Healthcare Administration from Columbia Southern University. Lauren Brendle Mr. Way is the son of Randy and Kathy Way of To wed Derek Way High Point, NC. He is a 2004 graduate of Ledford High School. He attended Guilford Technical Community College, earning his associate degree in Fire Protection Technology. He is pursuing his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University. He has been employed by the High Point Fire Department since 2005.

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Heather Owens To wed Scott Southern

Christopher and Brenda Owens of Archdale, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Owens, to Scott Southern of Trinity, NC. The wedding is planned for April 24, 2010, at Trinity Heights Wesleyan Church. Miss Owens is a 2004 graduate of Trinity High School and 2006 graduate of Martin Community College with an associate degree in Equine Technology. She is employed at Cornerstone Healthcare. Mr. Southern is the son of Danny and Gerry Southern of Trinity, NC. He is a 2004 graduate of Trinity High School. He is employed at his family-owned business, F&B Body Shop.


Younger - Garner Rick and Tammy Younger of Thomasville, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Blair Younger, to Ryan Lee Garner of Thomasville, NC. The wedding is planned for June 12, 2010, at Rich Fork Baptist Church. Miss Younger is attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and will graduate in 2011 with a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in Elementary Education. She is employed at the Thomasville YMCA and tutors for MasterMind Prep. Mr. Garner is the son of Pastor Charles and Marilyn Garner of Thomasville. He is a 2009 graduate of Guilford Technical Community College with an associate degree in Computer Information Technology. He is employed at Varrow, an IT consulting company in Greensboro.

Jessica Younger To wed Ryan Garner

Wife faces election challenger: her husband JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An eastern Missouri lawmaker is facing an election challenge from her own husband, whom she accuses him of physical violence. He denies the allegations. Democratic Rep. Linda Fischer obtained a protection order against John Fischer last week.

Three days later, he filed as a Republican candidate for his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state House seat, becoming her only challenger in the November election a day before the filing deadline passed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a political campaign, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how I look at it,â&#x20AC;? Linda Fischer, the first-term lawmaker

from Bonne Terre said, adding that it was unfortunate that elected officialsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; private lives are potential theater for disclosure. John Fischer said he believes Democrats are wrong in how they have handled the economy, health care and the federal stimulus package.


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Carlotta and Marion Buckner In 1960

Buckners celebrate 50th anniversary Marion David and Carlotta Ellen Buckner of Thomasville, NC, celebrated 50 years of marriage April 2, 2010, with a family and friends dinner at Ruby Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Thomasville, NC. Celebration hosts were their daughter Susan Bennett and husband, Joseph. Mr. and Mrs. Buckner were married April 2, 1960, in Lexington, NC. Mrs. Buckner is the former Carlotta Ellen Mullan of Lawton, OK.

The couple have two children, Susan Bennett and husband Joseph of Thomasville, NC and Sharon Cranford and husband Randy of Texas. The couple also have six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Buckner worked at Thomasville Furniture Industries for 18 years. He is retired. Mrs. Buckner was in home daycare for 20 years. She is retired.

Dogs have profound emotional awareness


ear Dr. Fox: I read with interest your column about the stray dog Rags that wandered into a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home and bonded with the man who had been diagnosed with leukemia. It brought back a memory of our dog, also named Rags. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember how our Rags came into our lives, but he bonded with my dad. Dad was a policeman and worked irregular hours, but, somehow, Rags knew when dad was due home and he would find his place just to the side of our driveway and patiently wait for his master. At some point, Dad wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feeling well and went to the hospital. The doctors found serious heart problems, and he was told that he had three months to live. Rags never left his side. One afternoon, Dad suddenly died of a heart attack. During the subsequent funeral preparation, the funeral and the difficult period of adjustment the family experienced afterward, Rags sat at his spot by the side of the driveway, waiting for his master. Before our eyes, Rags deteriorated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; refusing to eat and wanting only to lie in his spot. The time came when my mother humanely agreed to have him put to sleep. He was such a special little dog that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never forgotten him. The thing that touched me so from the readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s letter was the fact that she lives in Stratford, Conn. My family lived in Stratford with our beloved dog. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but wonder, is it possible? â&#x20AC;&#x201C;E.A.C., Shelton, Conn. Dear E.A.C: Your description of your Ragsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; devotion to your father, his ability to predict when the man would be home and his profound mourning/depression when his beloved human companion died are lessons for us all. Rags demonstrated the extraordinary emotional intelligence, awareness and vulnerability to the

trauma of loss shared by many members of this noble species. Dogs suffering from ANIMAL severe mournDOCTOR ing/depression (an Dr. Michael affliction of Fox body and â&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  spirit) can experience a terminal cascade of physiological and psychological events that can be difficult to reverse. This â&#x20AC;&#x153;giving up the ghostâ&#x20AC;? or losing the will to live can be ameliorated in some cases by taking the dog out of his home environment to visit familiar happymemory haunts, friendly neighbors and dogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homes as well as securing professional veterinary care to address depression, anorexia and other medical problems that can develop in old dogs suffering like your Rags. Dear Dr. Fox: I have two cats. One is 6 years old, lazy and fat. The other is 3 years old and still acts like a kitten. The young one only eats what she needs, but the older one is always looking for more food and vomits at least once a week. I changed their food (dry) to a better canned food from the local pet store, rather than the cheaper food from grocery stores. I would like your recipe for natural cat food. The older cat vomits up cat treats if there are any dyes in them. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; J.E.G., Shoreview, Minn. DEAR J.E.G.: I am glad that you weaned your cats off the dry food that probably contributed to your older catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weight problem. Divide up the daily amount of canned food into six small servings for both cats. Most cats prefer snack meals rather than one or two servings per day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this mimics the natural feeding pattern of consuming small prey or portions of larger prey that they may stash away.

Carolyn and Bill Hedrick In 2010

Carolyn and Bill Hedrick In 1960

Carlotta and Marion Buckner In 2010

Hedricks celebrate 50th anniversary Bill and Carolyn Hedrick of Trinity, NC, celebrated 50 years of marriage February 27, 2010, with a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration at Thomasville Friends Church. Mr. and Mrs. Hedrick were married February 27, 1960, at Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting, Trinity, NC. Mrs. Hedrick is the former Carolyn Sumner of Trinity. The celebration was hosted by the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three children, Denzel Hed-

rick and spouse Sid Hedrick of Trinity, NC; Wyndel Hedrick and spouse Kim Hedrick of Randleman, NC; and Eric Hedrick and spouse Melissa Hedrick of Trinity, NC. The couple also have five grandchildren. Mrs. Hedrick works for Mendenhall Auction Co. The couple enjoyed sharing old memories and making new ones with family and friends at the celebration.

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President Barack Obama signs the health care bill March 23 in the East Room of the White House.

Deadly results Coverage gap of pre-existing conditions can lead to tragedy BY ALAN BAVLEY MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — You might say Dean Goering was scared to death. He had known for months that something was wrong. The pain running through his leg was a lot like what he had experienced seven years ago when he was laid up in the hospital with a potentially lethal blood clot. Goering had health insurance back then. And after years without coverage, he signed up recently with another health plan. He was just afraid to use it. A paragraph in his new policy warned that he’d have to wait 12 months for coverage of a pre-existing condition. Pre-existing condition. It’s an insurance term that has become one of the scariest phrases in health care. For millions of Americans, these clauses make it virtually impossible to get their health problems covered. Even the health insurance industry acknowledges that pre-existing conditions keep some people from getting into a health plan. Key provisions of the health care reform bills in Congress are aimed at getting rid of these exclusions. With his history of blood clots, Goering, 50, was convinced he had a pre-existing condition. So he never went to the hospital. He didn’t see a doctor. Last month, when a blood clot likely shot up to his lung, there wasn’t enough time for the ambulance to get him to an emergency room. He died gasping for

breath in his apartment. Goering’s family and friends say they had pleaded with him to get help. But Goering didn’t have much money. He had gone back to school to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees and was living on savings. And he was someone who always paid his bills on time. “He knew what he had when he had a swollen leg. He knew the dangers of a blood clot, that you could die from it,” said his brother David Goering, a doctor at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “What’s really devastating was he had the perception in his mind that if he went in to a doctor he would be denied coverage and he would be bankrupted. He knew insurance companies didn’t cover pre-existing conditions.” Pre-existing conditions are health problems you received medical attention for before you signed up for a health insurance plan. They can include obvious things like heart disease and cancer, but also such maladies as arthritis and asthma, even bunions and acne. If you’re on your own in the individual insurance market, health plans can charge you higher premiums, restrict the services they cover or turn you down completely for a pre-existing condition. A national survey in 2005 by the Commonwealth Fund found that one in five working-age adults who tried buying individual health insurance over the previous three years was turned down or was charged higher premiums because of a pre-existing condition. Group health plans, the kind employers offer, and the kind Goering got through the University of Missouri-Kansas City student health office, can’t use pre-existing conditions to reject your application. But they can deny


Rocklyn Campbell, with his son, Max, 2, on his back, signs a petition to protest President Barack Obama’s health care reform bill March 23 at the Legislative Plaza in Nashville, Tenn. Linda White (left), of the Tennessee Tea Party, is demonstrating against the bill. you coverage of a preexisting condition for as long as a year. So people in need of help may take a pass on medical attention as Goering did, health advocates say. “We get many stories about people denied coverage for a pre-existing condition. And it’s not at all unusual for people to avoid care out of the belief that this could happen to them,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group supporting health care reform. “This is something the overwhelming majority of the population understands, and it’s a practice that makes them angry,” Pollack said. But insurance companies can make some persuasive economic arguments for taking past medical conditions into account. People with a history of illness are more likely to run up high medical bills in the future. And if pre-existing condition clauses weren’t imposed, people would put off buying health insurance until they knew they were sick. That would be like home-

owners trying to buy flood insurance after the rains start to fall. “Our industry has proposed to make pre-existing conditions a thing of the past,” said Robert Zirkelbach, press secretary for the trade association America’s Health Insurance Plans. “To make that work, everybody needs to participate in the health care system.” If everyone had health insurance all the time, the reasoning goes, costs and risks would be spread around so there would be no need for pre-existing condition exclusions. That is the thinking behind the health reform bills in Congress: Pre-existing condition exclusions would be eliminated, but everyone would have to either enroll in a health insurance plan or pay a tax penalty. Dean Goering’s girlfriend, Gail Patrick, says she knows what kept him from seeing a doctor: “Money. He was looking at years and years of student loans.” Patrick is a nurse at Truman Medical Center. The job provides her with


excellent health benefits, she said. “If (Goering) had health insurance like I have health insurance, he would have gone to a doctor, most definitely.” Goering was an intense guy, Patrick said. Conscientious to a fault. He didn’t smoke. He was in good health. He dropped out of college when he was young. He worked for Federal Express for a time. Then he trained on computers and worked through a subcontractor for federal agencies. After he was laid off, Goering decided to go back to school. Raised in a family of socially conscious Mennonites, Goering set his sights on a career in social work. He wanted to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs, helping veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. “Our staff said he was the ideal intern,” said Sheri Wood, executive director of the Kansas City Free Health Center, where Goering worked with a men’s therapy group. “He went above and beyond with our patients.”

Top Republicans are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall might be burned by a fire that’s roaring through the conservative base: demand for the repeal of President Barack Obama’s new health care law. It’s fine to criticize the health law and the way Democrats pushed it through Congress without a single GOP vote, these party leaders say. But focusing on its outright repeal carries two big risks. Repeal is politically and legally unlikely, and grass-roots activists may feel disillusioned by a failed crusade. More important, say strategists from both parties, a fiercely repealthe-bill stance might prove far less popular in a general election than in a conservativedominated GOP primary, especially in states such as Illinois and California. Democrats are counting on that scenario. They say more Americans will learn of the new law’s benefits over time and anger over its messy legislative pedigree will fade. Republican leaders are stepping cautiously, wary of angering staunchly conservative voters bent on repealing the new law. In recent public comments, they have quietly played down the notion of repealing the law.



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A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing’s Cangan Boulevard in Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989. Curiosity about who that man was – and whatever became of him – 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.

Questions concern Tiananmen Square, Obama’s Nobel Prize THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

These many years later, the riveting mental image remains: A lone man stands motionless in a street near Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, his thin frame blocking a menacing column of army tanks. Curiosity about who that man was — and whatever became of him — inspired one of the questions in this edition of “Ask AP,” a weekly Q&A column where AP journalists respond to readers’ questions about the news. If you have your own news-related question that you’d like to see answered by an AP reporter or editor, send it to, with “Ask AP” in the subject line. And please include your full name and hometown so they can be published with your question. You can also find Ask AP on AP Mobile, a multimedia news service available on Internetenabled cell phones. Go to http://www.apnews. com/ to learn more. Q. Does President Barack Obama have to pay any income tax on his Nobel Peace Prize winnings? Lawrence Mostrog Hot Springs Village, Ark. A. President Obama has announced that he is donating the $1.4 million he won to various charities, including groups that help students afford college, veterans’ families and survivors of Haiti’s earthquake. By donating the money to charity, Obama will not have to pay income tax on the winnings, according to tax giant H&R

Block. In general, taxpayers can avoid income taxes on awards for meritorious achievement, as long as they direct that the prize money be paid directly to a qualified charity or government unit, H&R Block says. If Obama had kept the money, he would have to pay taxes on it. Stephen Ohlemacher AP Writer Washington Q. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest and massacre. Do we know the name of the man who famously stood up against the tanks? And whatever happened to him? Is he in jail or under house arrest? Daniel Lippman Washington A. “Tank Man,” as he is now known, stood in front of a column of tanks on June 5, 1989, on Chang’an Avenue near Tiananmen Square during pro-democracy protests that were suppressed by the government with great loss of life. As the lead tank tried to maneuver around the man, he too moved, continuing to block the tank’s progress. At one point, he climbed atop the tank and appeared to converse with its crew. Eventually, the man, in dark pants, white shirt and carrying two bags, climbed down and was hustled away by bystanders. The man’s name re-

mains unknown. There is only speculation about who he is and what happened to him. There have been rumors he was executed, and also rumors that he is living in hiding in China and also that he is in Taiwan. The government has said little about him. Scott A. McDonald AP News Editor, Beijing Q. If you’re unlucky enough to find yourself behind the wheel of a runaway Toyota, what’s the best way to stop it? Richard Lee Richmond, Va. A. If your car suddenly accelerates, here are three ways to stop the vehicle, according to Toyota: • Step on the brake pedal with both feet using firm and steady pressure. Do not pump the brakes. • Shift the transmission gear selector into neutral. Use the brakes to make a controlled stop by the side of the road. • If you’re unable to put the vehicle in neutral, turn off the engine. This will cut off power assist to the steering wheel and brakes, but as long as the key is in the ignition, you will still be able to steer and brake. If you have an engine start/stop button, press it firmly for three seconds to turn the engine off. Do not tap it. If you have a conventional key ignition, turn the ignition key to the ACC position. Do not remove the key from the ignition. Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer Detroit Have questions of your own? Send them to newsquestions(at)

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WILSON – Spring weather is a welcome change after an abnormally cold winter. But not so welcome with milder temperatures are the ticks and fleas household pets can bring inside your house from outdoors. Mark Matthews, a veterinarian with Wilson Veterinary Hospital, said people are already seeing

ticks on their pets. “Fleas can be a yearround problem,” Matthews said. “Primarily they are warm weather because they can reproduce in warm weather like most insects. Ticks are worse in spring.” Matthews said within the next 60 days ticks will be at their worst. Lyme disease is a “tickborne infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, and may be transmitted to people by the bite of an infectious

black-legged tick,” the release said. Angela Berry said she found a tick on her golden retriever, “Boomer,” a week ago. When she bathed him she thought he was safe for a month, but last weekend, she found another tick. Matthews said some people think of dipping their pet to get rid of pests. Matthews said many of the “dipping” solutions have been banned that he used to be able to use years ago.

Furniture company donates to teachers BY STEVE WELKER MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE REGIONAL NEWS

MORGANTON – About 20 local school teachers recently received desks once valued at up to $5,000, compliments of HDM Furniture Manufacturing Co. with an assist from SMART and a moving crew from Burke County Public Schools’ mainte-

nance department. Along with the desks came chairs and twodrawer officer’s file chests – all surplus office equipment from the soon-to-bevacated Henredon plant off Fleming Drive. SMART – the acronym stands for Supplies, Materials And Resources for Teachers – started in June as a grassroots effort to provide needed supplies

for Burke County teachers and schools. At its heart are Jim and Susy Tilley and Scott Carlton. Tilley said Jim Best of Henredon heard about the schools’ needs and contacted Assistant Superintendent Tony Cox to arrange HDM’s donation. The company didn’t plan to move the office equipment to its Drexel Heritage Furniture plant on

Causby Road when it vacates the Henredon building this spring. Though some pieces show dings and scratches, all the solid-wood furniture remains in good condition. Similar pieces once sold with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices up to $5,000. Tilley received Henredon’s list of available pieces and advertised them to teachers.

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Stewart to make Broadway return NEW YORK (AP) – Patrick Stewart will star in David Mamet’s next Broadway production, a revival of “A Life in the Theatre,” opening this fall. ProducStewart er Jeffrey Richards announced that rehearsals will begin Aug. 23 for the play, first seen in Chicago in 1977 and then offBroadway. “A Life in the Theatre” is a backstage tale about


Linda Lee Cadwell (left), widow of the late kung fu star Bruce Lee, Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee Keasler and Shannon’s daughter Wren Keasler attend the opening ceremony for Lee’s exhibition at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in Hong Kong last week.

Bruce Lee’s wife, daughter open exhibit in Hong Kong HONG KONG (AP) – Bruce Lee’s wife and daughter unveiled an exhibition of the late kung fu star’s personal items, photos and movie posters last week in Hong Kong. The exhibit, which includes a boxing head guard and a pair of sunglasses used by Lee, is part of a tribute to the late actor at the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival. The festival is also hosting a seminar on his work today and screening nine of his movies in honor of what would have been his 70th birthday later this year. “I think that he would be thrilled to know that his legacy has gone on and on for as long as it has and that it will continue to go on and inspire people for many, many more years to come,” said Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee Keasler, who attended the

opening ceremony with her mother, Linda Lee Cadwell. Lee became a chest-thumping source of Chinese pride by portraying characters that defended the Chinese and the working class from oppressors in films like “Return of the Dragon.” He died in Hong Kong in 1973 at age 32 from swelling of the brain. “I think my father continues to be really influential because he was so unique. There hasn’t really been anyone like him,” Lee Keasler said. Lee’s daughter said earlier that plans to convert her father’s old house in Hong Kong – now used as an hourly love motel – into a museum and to build a new museum AP in Seattle, where Lee studied and taught martial arts, are in the fund- Visitors tour the Bruce Lee exhibition at the Hong Kong Interraising stage. national Film Festival.

‘Twilight’ author Stephenie Meyer has novella coming soon NEW YORK (AP) – Attention “Twilight” fans: Stephenie Meyer has a new book coming out. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will release “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” on June 5. The novella is told from the viewpoint of Bree, a newborn vampire featured in “Eclipse.” That’s one of the books in Meyer’s best-selling teen-vampire saga.

M e y e r said in a statement last week the novella had originally been planned for Meyer “The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide.” But she says it became too long to fit into the guide. The publisher says one dollar for each book sold in the U.S. from the first

printing of 1.5 million copies will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response

One dollar for each book sold will be donated to the Red Cross. Fund. It supports disaster relief efforts such as those in Haiti and Chile.



FICTION 1. “Caught” by Harlan Coben (Dutton) 2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 3. “Fablehaven, Book 5: Keys to the Demon Prison” by Brandon Mull (Shadow Mountain) 4. “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam Adult/ Amy Einhorn) 5. “Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel” by James Patterson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

6. “House Rules: A Novel” by Jodi Picoult (Atria) 7. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) NONFICTION 1. “The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 2. “Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang” by Chelsea Handler (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Big Short” Inside the Doomsday Machine” by Michael Lewis (W.W.

Norton & Company) 4. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 5. “The Pacific” by Hugh Ambrose (NAL) 6. “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” by Karl Rove (Threshold) 7. “Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted” by Daniel G. Amen (Harmony)

‘A Life in the Theatre’ was first seen in Chicago in 1977. the relationship between an older performer and a younger performer. The other role is still to be cast. The director is Neil Pepe. Stewart was last seen on Broadway in 2008, playing the title character in “Macbeth.” Pepe also directed the 2008 Broadway revival of Mamet’s “Speed-thePlow.” Mamet currently is represented on Broadway with “Race,” starring James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington and Richard Thomas.

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Guilford County Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Cinnamon tastries or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Nachos with chili or peanut butter and jelly; choice of two: broccoli and cheese, sweet yellow corn, peaches, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Hamburger/cheeseburger or chicken pie; choice of two: tossed salad, green beans, sweet potato souffle, fruit cup, roll, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Waffle sticks or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Hot dog or chicken quesadilla; choice of two: tossed salad, baked beans, fruited gelatin, fresh apple, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Pancake sausage on a stick or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Beef nuggets or grilled cheese sandwich; choice of two: tossed salad, baked potato wedges,

green peas, orange wedges, roll, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Pizza dippers with marinara or fish sticks; choice of two: tossed salad, mashed potatoes, applesauce, trail mix, roll, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit or yogurt with Grahams or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets or cheese or pepperoni pizza or turkey, ham and cheese deli sub; choice of two: green beans, baked potato wedges, chilled peaches, roll, milk. Tuesday – Breakfast: Egg and cheese biscuit or poptarts or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Chicken quesadilla or taco or chef salad; choice of two; pintos, oven roasted potatoes, french fries, applesauce, milk.

Wednesday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or yogurt with Grahams or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Lasagna or cheese or pepperoni pizza or turkey, ham and cheese deli sub; choice of two: tossed salad, sweet yellow corn, sliced pears, garlic toast, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza or super donut or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Nachos with chili or pork barbecue plate with roll or chef salad; choice of two: baked beans, glazed carrots, french fries, fruit cup, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Ham biscuit or pancake sausage on stick or cereal and toast, juice or milk. Lunch: Oven baked chicken or cheese or pepperoni pizza or turkey, ham and cheese deli sub; choice of two: mashed potatoes, tossed salad, apple crisp, trail mix, roll, milk.

Davidson County Schools and jelly sandwich; choice of two: fresh raw veggies, sweet potatoes and apples, green peas, pineapple, apple crisp, milk. Friday – Breakfast: French toast sticks or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken fillet or fish sandwich or barbecue or chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: french fries, cole slaw, lettuce and tomato, pears, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – No school Tuesday – Breakfast: Cheese toast and tater tots or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Mini corndogs or beef teriyaki nuggets or pizza dippers or chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: corn, steamed broccoli, tossed salad, mixed fruit, whole wheat roll, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Goodybun or cereal and

toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets or chicken pie with crust or lunch n’ go meal or chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, tossed salad, apricots, whole wheat roll, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Egg and cheese biscuit or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos or baked chicken or chicken pomodoro or chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: fresh raw veggies, sweet potatoes and apples, green peas, pineapple, apple crisp, milk. Friday – Breakfast: French toast sticks or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken fillet or fish sandwich or barbecue or chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: french fries, cole slaw, lettuce and tomato, pears, milk.

Randolph County Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – No school Tuesday – Breakfast: Maple-bit pancakes or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Country style steak with roll or chicken tenders with roll; choice of two: mashed potatoes, green peas, sliced peaches, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Breakfast pizza or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with whole wheat breadstick or turkey deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles; choice of two: tossed sald, steamed broccoli, mixed fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or loaded baked potato with roll; choice of two: tossed salad, buttered corn, fruit crunch, milk.

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

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – No school Tuesday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or breakfast pizza or sausage biscuit or sausage griddlecake or cereal or poptart or muffin, fresh fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken fillet sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickles or fish sandwich; choice of two: crinkle cut french fries, broccoli salad, sliced pears, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or breakfast pizza or sausage biscuit

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

Thomasville City Schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Monday – No school Tuesday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with wheat roll or chef salad; choice of two: creamed potatoes, chilled applesauce, seasoned green beans, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Cereal with munchies, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or chef salad; choice of two; seasoned corn, baked beans, chilled mixed fruit, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos with ground beef or chef salad; choice of two: oven fried

potatoes, fresh fruit, fruit juice, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog with chili or chef salad; choice of two: cole slaw, potato wedges, fruit salad, fresh fruit, milk. Saturday – Breakfast: Muffins, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza, hashbrowns, fruit juice, milk.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Monday – No school Tuesday – Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets with wheat roll or chef salad; choice of two: creamed potatoes, chilled

applesauce, seasoned green beans, fresh fruit, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Cereal with munchies, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza or chef salad; choice of two; seasoned corn, baked beans, chilled mixed fruit, fresh fruit, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos with ground beef or chef salad; choice of two: oven fried potatoes, fresh fruit, fruit juice, milk. Friday – Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog with chili or chef salad; choice of two: cole slaw, potato wedges, fruit salad, fresh fruit, milk.


Up on the roof A giant sculpture of British artist Damien Hirst, called “Hymn,” is seen on the roof of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. The museum launched its centenary celebrations with an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Hirst on April 2. The exhibit runs through Sept. 30.

‘Clash of Titans’ first entry in ‘80s movie encore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


OS ANGELES – “Clash of the Titans” writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are understandably excited about their movie that arrived in theaters Friday. But if you really want to get them going, mention the “Red Dawn” remake coming later this year. “I love that movie,” Hay says of the 1984 Cold War adventure flick where Colorado high school students use guerrilla warfare to stave off a Soviet invasion of America. “Everyone from my generation loves ‘Red Dawn.’ It’s really ripe for a remake.” These days, it seems any movie that came out during the 1980s is ripe for a remake. “Clash of the Titans” and “Red

Dawn” are but two of a significant number of ‘80s-related films Hollywood will bring to theaters in coming months. Joining their ranks are Disney’s mega-budget “Tron” sequel starring Jeff Bridges; reboots of “The Karate Kid,” “Predator” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” franchises; a follow-up to Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” and the Sylvester Stallone-directed “The Expendables”; an ‘80s-style, men-on-amission movie teaming Stallone with other action stars of his vintage. “It’s crazy, man,” Bridges says. “You almost want to look around and make sure people still have their cell phones and laptops. It’s like going back in time.”

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In this image released by the Tribeca Film Festival, a scene from the film “Freakonomincs” is shown.

‘Freakonomics’ to close Tribeca Film Festival NEW YORK (AP) – “Freakonomics,” a documentary based on the best-selling nonfiction book, will close the Tribeca Film Festival. The movie is based on the 2005 book by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. It’s directed by five filmmakers, including Alex Gibney and Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock directed the Oscar-nominated documentary “Super Size Me.”

Gibney’s film “Taxi to the Dark Side” was the Academy Award for best documentary in 2008. He has three films at the Tribeca festival. He will also screen his “My Trip to Al-Qaeda” and an unfinished version of a documentary on former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 21 to May 2. The festival earlier announced the rest of its lineup.

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Monday – No school Tuesday – Breakfast: Cheese toast and tater tots or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Mini corndogs or beef teriyaki nuggets or pizza dippers or chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: corn, steamed broccoli, tossed salad, mixed fruit, whole wheat roll, milk. Wednesday – Breakfast: Goodybun or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets or chicken pie with crust or lunch n’ go meal or chef salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwich; choice of two: mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, tossed salad, apricots, whole wheat roll, milk. Thursday – Breakfast: Egg and cheese biscuit or cereal and toast, assorted fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Nachos or baked chicken or chicken pomodoro or chef salad or peanut butter






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committee pring is here and and who also Easter is just around hosted the the corner. Birds are Oyster Roast making a nest in the floral a few years wreath that hangs on my ago at their front door. The nights rehome. David main chilly, however, even Thompson cold and, if history repeats ABOUT also served itself, another freeze is on the comprobably on the horizon. So TOWN mittee. He it was only a few weeks ago also is a mathat the nights were frigid Mary jor sponsor with threats of more snow Bogest at the annual and that means the weather ■■■ meeting for was just perfect for the anFamily nual Oyster Roast sponsored by the Family Service Service of the Piedmont and of High Point Foundation. It will be hosting his 25th anwas also the perfect time for niversary of “It Tastes Like Chicken” party in Novemthe Junior League of High ber featuring wild game and Point’s Preview Party for fish. It will be the first time The Children’s Learning I have attended and I am Center located in the Little looking forward to telling Red Schoolhouse. you about it. Lin and Nancy Amos Of course oysters were the hosted the first Oyster Roast “stars” of the evening either 16 years ago. The weather raw (my choice) or roasted was icy and cold. Fast but there was also shrimp forward 16 years and the and lots more on the menu. weather was icy and cold Neighbors Mark and Miribut the atmosphere was far from that as patrons enjoyed elle Walsh lent their backyard for the “kitchen tent.” a wonderful evening. (Mirielle, sorry we didn’t Imagine hosting almost 450 get to chat!”). It was so nice people in your backyard. to see Heath Slane of Slane It was a grand party and & Slane Jewelry Designs one of the few fundraisers these days that have enjoyed and daughter of Jack and Marsha Slane. She is on an increased success through extended stay in High Point a tough economy. This from Los Angeles as Marsha year’s Oyster Roast raised continues treatment for lung over $60,000, an 82 percent increase in net proceeds over cancer. Marsha has been a real trooper and hopes to be last year. Obviously, not only do they meet the needs back “about town” in June. Please keep sending her love of over 25,000 people who and prayers. Meanwhile, kuseek help from one of their dos to Slane & Slane, whose 30 programs each year in bracelets are worn by Gisele Guilford County, they also on the cover of the April isknow how to put on a great sue of Vogue magazine. fundraiser. Other news included Of course, it takes a comCristina Qubein, whose munity to “raise a fundsister Deena also served raiser.” In addition to the on the committee, who argenerosity (and probably rived with her fiance Cole the sacrifice of their lawn) Buckfelder. I think a 2011 of the Amoses. kudos need to be passed to Oyster Roast wedding is being planned. chairs Stephanie Boger and Congratulations. There is also some good news for Kerie Beth Scott and the 27 Mark and Rena Norcross members of their commitbut I will tell you about that tee that included Linda and in a later column. She will Tim Ilderton, who headed once again be hosting her the corporate sponsors


Co-chairman of the 16th Oyster Roast for the Family Service of High Point Foundation Stephanie Boger (from left) with hosts Nancy and Lin Amos and co-chairman Kerie Beth Scott. Over $60,000 was raised this year. MS fundraiser on April 6. Believe me, when it comes to raising funds for multiple sclerosis research ... Rena is a dynamo! Mark and I swung around on the dance floor but only after he secured the winning bid on the guitar signed by James Taylor. Throughout the past 16 years, the Oyster Roast has become one of the premiere social events for our community. While there was so much fun, food and friends it was “family” that filled each heart with hope. After all, it is for “the love of family” through crisis and transition that guides the mission of Family Service of the Piedmont. You’re driving on Lexington Avenue. You see the Greenway. You see the one-room Little Red Schoolhouse and you wonder, “What if?” What if one of the treasures of the history of High Point could also be its future. Last year, the Junior League of High Point announced that their signature project would be the creation of The Children’s Learning Center in the landmark Little Red Schoolhouse. What a wonderful idea! This year, I have been fortunate to serve on the Community Advisory Board for the Junior League and, so far, I have been so impressed at everything that this organization is doing and is planning to do for our community. Each meeting leaves me in awe of this organization who has the heart of the “Little Engine That Could.” It was four years ago that the Junior League approached the High Point Museum with plans for a children’s museum. Those plans transformed into the

idea of a literacy enhancement program specifically designed for preschoolers as a preparation for elementary school. Recently, the Junior League hosted an “internal” preview party. The High Point Museum and Junior League of High Point’s Children’s Learning Center will be introduced to the community in May. Mary Jarrell, who also serves on the advisory board had hoped I could tell you about the illustrous history of the Little Red Schoolhouse ... hopefully at a later date, Mary. Creativity abounded not only in developing the program by Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Fraternity

but also giving an internal “facelift” which the community joined together to help. While the Junior League members provided the “muscle” others like Huffman Paint and Wallcovering donated cheery yellow paint. The bright white ceiling was a gift from Beth (member) and Tyler Earnst. Artistic Quilting donated curtains, Garrison Belk, son of sustainer Deane Belk constructed shelves and Justin Gibhardt of Arden Construction refinished the gorgeous hardwood floor. One of the special guests who attended the preview party was Louise Moffitt who taught first graders at the Little Red School House when it was the Ray Street

School. She told me as she admired the renovation, “I love it. This schoolhouse has always been very special to me. I loved every day I taught. It was what I wanted to do.” Children Learning Center chairman Lauren Picha and High Point Museum director Edith Brady were all smiles at the opening. This was an especially gratifying day for Brady who is the president-elect for the Junior League following in the steps of Erica Best-Hunt. I think this is the “beginning of a beautiful friendship.” MARY BOGEST is an artist and writer who resides in High Point |


Edith Brady (left), director of the High Point Museum and president-elect of the Junior League of High Point, with chairman of the League’s signature project The Children’s Learning Center Lauren Picha show the letter “f” demonstrated by a flower, feathers and fish that will be used to help preschoolers prepare for elementary school.

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