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Participants satisfied as Showtime wraps up BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – Showtime’s 40th edition ends today with mixed feelings from exhibitors at the fabric and textile event. Economic factors including high fuel costs and stock market conditions weren’t as gruesome for the event as they have been during recent shows. Some exhibitors said they continued to see effects from those factors while others reported an uptick in business. “Traffic has become lighter and lighter through the years,” said Rita Winston of E-Tex LA, a Los Angeles-based fabric company. “It’s slow this time, but business has been better for us from last season.” Held each June and December, Showtime is organized by the International Textile Market Association and held in Market Square. The event caters to all sectors of the fabric industry, but most of its business comes from the home furnishings sector. Jane Matteson, a trend consultant in the textile industry who made several presentations at the show, said traffic seemed lighter, but many companies were holding appointments with clients earlier in the event. She said she saw the heaviest traffic on Monday. “It’s still important for anyone in the industry to be here. It’s where the energy is,” she said. “You have to be engaged in the process here to do well outside.” The event, which opened Sunday, was estimated by the High Point Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to bring about 3,000 people to the city with an economic impact of about $1.3 million, slightly down from last year’s projections. Dave Cavan, a national sales representative with Libas Limited Ltd., said traffic appeared the same compared to the last two shows. He said that’s a good sign. “Traffic has been average and surprisingly OK,” he said. “I’m pleasantly surprised. The economy is still bad and business is not good, but we’re optimistic here.” Organizers said the event ran smoothly. “Everybody is so happy,” said Catherine Morsell, director of ITMA. “The whole, overall atmosphere is very positive, and we are pleased with buyer attendance. We’ve had a lot of new attendees and some people walking the floor to see if they want to exhibit next year.” Showtime will celebrate its 20th year in operation at its next show June 6-9. email@example.com | 888-3617
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K-9 ‘super cop’ gets his due BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
THOMASVILLE – Among his colleagues at the Thomasville Police Department, John Elgin is known as a “dedicated and diligent” officer. For his efforts, Elgin, 32, was named the 2009 Employee of the Year for the Thomasville Police Department last week. It’s the second time that he has been recognized as Thomasville’s top cop
It’s the second time that John Elgin has been recognized as Thomasville’s top cop in his nine years as an officer in the Chair City. in his nine years as an officer in the Chair City. “I was a little surprised,” said Elgin, who holds the rank of master police officer. “I just do what I’m supposed to, as well as the other officers. We all go out there, try to assist the community and do our job. To be named officer of the year was a big honor to represent all the officers in the department.” Police Chief Jeff Insley said Elgin, who helps oversee the department’s K-9 program, is “loyal and dedicated” to the law enforcement agency. “John is very dedicated, diligent, sees projects/tasks through, SONNY HEDGECOCK | HPE
John Elgin, Thomasville police Employee of the Year, with partner Cheko.
Aaron Ratterman, an eighthgrade, homeschooled student at Haynes Hill Academy, had a poem published in the December issue of Highlights for Children. His poem is titled “Deer!” The 14-year-old is the son of George and Dona Ratterman of Davidson County.
VEGAS WOES: World Market Center sees increase in evictions. 2A OBITUARIES
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GREENSBORO – People who for years have looked forward to the chance to enjoy an outing on Randleman Lake have less than three months to wait for the opportunity to arrive. The Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority remains on schedule to open the 3,000-acre lake to fishing and boating on March 1. At their monthly meeting Tuesday, authority board members said they intend to adopt final policies on recreational use of the lake at their next meeting Jan. 12 at the authority office in Greensboro. The authority already has codified lake regulations, which are posted on its Web site, www.ptrwa. org. Board members still are ironing out final details, such as fees for fishing on the lake, authority Executive Director John Kime said. Meanwhile, work crews for the authority remain on track to complete the water treatment plant and related water lines in time to begin supplying drinking water to customers in the summer of next year. The authority would start supplying drinking water by the end of June, contingent on state regulatory approval, Kime said.
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Woes mount at Vegas furniture market as evictions increase in some cases handing over the keys to their spaces and leaving behind their inventory and fixtures. “The cost of pulling that stuff LAS VEGAS – The number of eviction notices served on World Mar- out and packing it and shipping it ket Center tenants has doubled in was more than it was worth,” said the past year as the giant trade- Robert Weiss, owner of Robert M. show complex has run into finan- Weiss Presents, a New York-based maker of glass-accented accessocial problems. Clark County, Nev., court re- ries and furnishings. The eviction totals, which do not cords show that the center’s management has pursued eviction ac- include tenants who left of their own tions against 74 tenants this year, accord, amount to just more than 5 percent of the total tenant list of about compared with 38 for all of 2008. The center struck deals with 1,350 in the center’s current directosome of the tenants that allowed ry. A report by Fitch Ratings shows them to remain as exhibitors in the the occupancy rate of the World Marsemiannual furniture and furnish- ket Center’s Building A stood at 88 ings shows, although it was unclear percent at the end of last year, but no how many tenants were involved. A updated figures were available for spokesman for the center declined the other two buildings. Because of declining cash flow, to comment on any lease or occupancy matters, the Las Vegas Busi- responsibility for administering the $217.4 million loan on the 1.3 millionness Press reported this week. Many of those served with evic- square-foot Building A was shifted tions have departed permanently, in September to New York-based BY TIM O’REILEY LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS
Centerline Capital Group, which practices what is termed “special servicing.” This category includes commercial loans where the developer has either defaulted or will likely do so in the near future. Putting the Building A loan under Centerline Capital’s control may help to resolve some ousted tenants’ complaint that center management would not soften lease terms to help them through the recession. “World Market Center did not want to work with you in any way,” said Randy Miller, the general manager of Atlantic Imports in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Instead of coming down on extremely high rent, they just played hardball.” A division of Atlantic Import, Tombstone Silverworks, sells antique reproductions for country homes from a center showroom. The company was served with eviction papers and left behind everything in its showroom.
Perdue sees signs of better times BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GREENSBORO – Gov. Beverly Perdue said Tuesday she has seen some signs of an improving economy. And that is something farmers, who are facing high production costs and stagnant product prices, want to hear. North Carolina was one of the six hardest hit states in the recession, according to many economists. “I know how hard it has been for you,” Perdue said during a session of the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s 74th annual meeting in Greensboro. “Good in this economy is when things have not gotten any worse. We are beginning to see a better
day. I’m optimistic about this state.” Despite the impact of the recession, the state has maintained a AAA bond rating, and the Tarheel State is recognized by development experts as friendly to business. Perdue said she had no idea how hard the recession had hit the state when she took office in January. By April there was a $4 billion state budget deficit. The state still faces 11 percent unemployment, and tax collections continue to stagnate. “We balanced the budget, cut the work force, and we are investing in teachers,” Perdue said. “We are on the right track. That’s the good news I have to report.” Perdue furloughed state
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employees and agreed with the General Assembly to raise sales and income taxes to balance the budget. Meanwhile, some farmers still struggle to pay their debts because of low product prices. “I hear from people everywhere I go how hard it is,” Perdue said. “Nobody thought hog prices would get so low.” Perdue said she will continue to work for
farmland preservation and help farmers develop global markets. Perdue recently returned from trade mission to Japan and China. “We have to give a face to North Carolina,” Perdue said. “China and Japan need our food and fiber. We have to support North Carolina farm products. That means more jobs.” email@example.com | 888-3626
Wallburg OKs town hall design, budget Since accepting the contract, the company has been busy coming up with a preliminary design and WALLBURG – Plans for Wallburg’s budget for the town hall – a top prifirst town hall are starting to take ority for town officials. The Town Council, based on shape. At its regular monthly meeting recommendations by Fuller ArTuesday night, the Wallburg Town chitecture, approved a budget that Council gave the OK to a preliminary is $1,785,340 on the high end and design and budget for the town hall. $1.553,550 on the low end. The town John Fuller, owner of Mocksville- will not have to finance the funds based Fuller Architecture, made the to build the town hall, said Counrecommendation to the Town Coun- cilman Mark Swaim, who serves as Wallburg’s finance officer. cil that it approve both items. “We’ve got the money budgeted “Our intent is to try and get this out to bid as quickly as we can, so for that,” Swaim said. “There will be the town can take advantage of the no financing on that. We will be able competitive bidding market right to pay for it once it’s complete.” According to the preliminary now, which all indications show is going to continue to be competi- design, the town hall will be a twotive until at least the first part of story building, with the first floor being 6,054 square feet and the secthe year,” Fuller said. In July, the Town Council award- ond floor 5,483 feet. Aside from the ed Fuller Architecture a 18-month Town Council chambers, the precontract to oversee the project. liminary design has offices for a BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
town manager, town clerk and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. Council members have said the need to build a town hall is very important because the governing body currently has its meetings at the Wallburg Fire Department. The town pays the fire department $3,000 a year to rent space to have its meetings, according to Swaim. “We’ve been working on this for quite some time now and I’m excited about where we are at and where Mr. Fuller has got us in the process,” Swaim said. “I hope the community is excited about it, and I think it’s going to lay the foundation for years to come.” Fuller said he hopes to have the project out to bid by the end of February or the first of March. He expects the town hall to be completed in a year.
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maintaining the K-9 program to a high standard,” Insley said. “... He is always wanting to do the right thing, willing to do what it takes to get the department to succeed.” Echoing Insley’s words, Capt. James Mills called Elgin a “super cop.” “(John) is there for the agency and other officers, and he displays the quality of leadership that you look for in an individual performing the duties of a police officer,” Mills said. “He has helped guide the training efforts, the ongoing training that is required to maintain all the K-9s in top performance for their duties. ... He’s kind of the focal point as the leadership for the K-9 program, along with Sgt. Jason Baity who oversees the K-9 program as well.” Following in the footsteps of his father, Elgin decided to embark on a career in law enforcement because his father, Jerry
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Elgin, was a police lieutenant in Athens, Ohio. He still remembers the stories his father shared. “The one thing that my father always stressed to me that as a public servant we are there to help and assist, whether that meant taking them to jail or being able to help them get through a major problem,” Elgin said. “That right there made a major standpoint in my life that we need people out here that’s going to stand up for people.”
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County considers new transportation contract BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – Commissioners will make another attempt Thursday to approve a new $13.2 million contract for transportation and mobility services that includes performance standards. Last month, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners voted 10-1 to give County Manager Brenda Jones-Fox authority to negotiate a new contract with California-based MV Transportation. The board will consider a proposed draft contract during a 5:30 p.m. Thursday meeting at the Old
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Contract: A three-year deal not to exceed $13.2 million, starting Feb. 1. MV Transportation’s current contract ends Jan. 31. Service area: For riders living in Guilford County without access to GTA in Greensboro or Hi tran in High Point. Fares: $2.50 each way.
Courthouse in Greensboro. The county provides transportation services to elderly and indigent residents, as well as to those who need rides to doctors, hospitals or their jobs. MV Transportation has handled the services for the last three years for the
county’s Transportation and Mobility Services. Guilford County Emergency Services Director Alan Perdue led a new committee that recommended strong contract guidelines for on-time service and limited service during “inclement” weather.
“We want to hold people accountable,” Perdue said. “The data we will collect will help with that.” The new draft contract includes these requirements: • On time: Pickup from 20 minutes before to 20 minutes after the scheduled time will be considered on-time service. Each month, 95 percent of completed trips must be on time. MV could face a $1,000 penalty for each failure to meet a rider on time, for verified customer complaints, and for failing vehicle maintenance standards. • Trips: A 90-minute limit.
• No-shows: Drivers would wait no longer than five minutes if they arrive during the 40-minute pickup window. While waiting, drivers will be required to contact their dispatcher to confirm a rider’s plan to make a trip. Drivers must leave a no-show notice at the rider’s door before leaving if the passenger fails to board. • Warnings: Passengers who do not show for a ride may receive a warning letter about suspension of services. Passengers may appeal a suspension to the county transportation manager. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3626
Commissioners want company to resolve complaints BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – Some county officials have criticized MV Transportation for years for unreliable service based on complaints they have received from riders. Republican Commissioner Billy Yow, who voted against continuing negotiations with MV, said the county would be “at risk” if MV gets the new contract.
Commissioners once seemed prepared to contract with another company at a higher cost in October, but changed their course. “The contract is over, and we should not be held hostage by MV anymore,” Yow said last month during a board meeting. Democratic Commissioner Paul Gibson and Republican Commissioner Linda Shaw also said they have received calls from disgruntled riders. Some riders have complained that
TMS vans were late or left them stranded. “I’ve asked people to call me,” Gibson said last month. “I am disappointed with the service. There also were complaints before MV had the contract. But we can do better.” MV officials so far have agreed to customer-service accountability standards in a proposed draft contract, said County Manager Brenda Jones-Fox. Grants will pay about 70 per-
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Innocence panel faces crucial test RALEIGH (AP) – After North Carolina was forced to release a series of wrongly convicted people from prisons early in the decade, leaders established a pioneering agency to swiftly assess claims of innocence. Three years later, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission has yet to free anyone. North Carolina remains the only state with a government agency solely dedicated to verifying claims of innocence. The commission has moved only one case to a panel of judges, which denied an exoneration. The commission’s latest case involves Craig Taylor, who is serving a minimum of six years in prison as a habitual felon. He says he’s the real culprit in the 1991 death of 26-year-old Jacquetta Thomas; another man, Greg Taylor, who is not related, was convicted and is serving time for her slaying. Colon Willoughby, the district attorney in the case, said Craig Taylor has made a habit of admitting to killings.
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Obama envoy seeks Koreaâ€™s return to talks SEOUL, South Korea â€“ An envoy dispatched by President Barack Obama launched a mission Tuesday to coax North Korea to rejoin international talks on ending its nuclear programs amid warnings of strong sanctions if Pyongyang refuses. Veteran diplomat Stephen Bosworthâ€™s visit is being closely watched for signs whether the isolated communist country will return to the negotiating table after carrying out an atomic test blast in May and quitting the six-nation talks.
FBI takes U.S. terror probe to India, Pakistan ISLAMABAD â€“ The FBI is sending a team to Pakistan and India as part of an inquiry into a Chicago man accused of plotting against a Danish newspaper and sizing up targets ahead of last yearâ€™s deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, Indiaâ€™s financial capital. Pakistanâ€™s role in alleged plots spanning three countries has increasingly come under scrutiny as new details emerge about the case and suspect David Coleman Headleyâ€™s links to the country.
Students, militia clash in 2nd day of protest TEHRAN, Iran â€“ Hard-line militiamen firing tear gas and throwing stones stormed a crowd of thousands of university students protesting for a second day Tuesday, as Iran threatened a tougher crackdown on the opposition after the biggest anti-government demonstrations in months. More than 200 people were arrested in Tehran on Monday during protests by tens of thousands at universities nationwide, and Iranâ€™s top prosecutor warned further unrest would not be tolerated.
BAGHDAD (AP) â€“ A suicide car bomb flattened a court building and an explosives-rigged ambulance blew down walls like dominos near the Finance Ministry during a wave of coordinated attacks Tuesday that targeted high-profile symbols of Iraqi authority. At least 127 people were killed. The blasts â€“ at least five in total â€“ marked the third major strike on government sites since August and brought uncomfortable questions for Iraqi leaders. These include signs al-Qaida in Iraq is regrouping and concerns over the readiness of Iraqi forces to handle security alone as U.S. forces depart. The bombings also brought swift accusations about the motives behind the attacks. Officials claimed a Sunni insurgent alliance, includ-
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Slain officers honored TACOMA, Wash. (AP) â€“ A procession of 2,000 cars followed the flag-draped caskets of four slain police officers to a memorial service Tuesday as thousands of mourners, mostly members of law enforcement from across the country, lined the streets. The Lakewood officers were killed Nov. 29 before the start of their shift. Authorities say Maurice Clemmons singled them out and spared employees and other customers at the coffee shop in Parkland.
WASHINGTON â€“ President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a tax incentive for small businesses that add workers, even as Congress struggles to figure out how such an idea would work. Lawmakers have been working for several months to develop a tax credit for businesses that hire workers, but they have been unable to figure out how to do it in a way that wonâ€™t be abused.
Government-run insurance option out in reform deal WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ Democratic senators say they have a tentative deal to drop a government-run insurance option from health care legislation. No further details were immediately available. But liberals and moderates have been discussing an alternative, including a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through
which lawmakers purchase coverage. Additionally, talks centered on opening up Medicare to uninsured Americans beginning at age 55, a significant expansion of the large government health care program that currently serves the over-65 population. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa told reporters he didnâ€™t like the agreement but would support it to the hilt in an attempt to pass health care legislation.
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Trinity farmers’ market would benefit community Food from the land. Food for the community. Food to fight undernourishment of children and adults and as medicine to alleviate other medical problems. Good ideas can be extended, and I believe that the idea to organize a farmers’ market in Trinity is a good idea. A farmers’ market would provide local, affordable, quality food to the community. Trinity has implemented a Land Development Plan which includes a farmers’ market. Kristen Varner, newly elected to Trinity City Council, also has expressed her desire to have a farmers’ market in Trinity. I would like to expand this idea to include space for community gardening. Beside providing a local food supply, community gardening can provide a sense of community and involvement among residents. Municipal and county public lands could be used for this
purpose of growing food. Example: land that is not being used for a specific purpose, such as yard space at Trinity City Hall and land in parks and schools. Churches also could volunteer yard space to be turned into gardens. Figs, blueberries, tomatoes, squash, cole crops, fruit trees, grape vines, herbs and spices can be attractive. Gardens at Old Salem are good examples. Food plants can also be landscaping in many ways. Trinity and neighboring cities can provide public space and assistance with applicable codes, rules and laws. N.C. Agricultural Extension can provide help and information to hands on gardening and perhaps could use community gardens as demonstration projects.
Muslims about the Fort Hood killings. As reported by the Religious News Service in the Dec. 15 issue President Obama’s family of “The Christian Century”: recently started a kitchen door • Nihad Awad, national execugarden on public land to provide tive director of the Council for healthier food for the White American Islamic Affairs wrote, House kitchen. “No political or religious ideology USDA says that the number of could ever justify or excuse such Americans experiencing “food in- wanton and indiscriminate viosecurity” is the highest on record. lence. The attack was particularCommunity gardens would not ly heinous in that it targeted our add cost to the community. The nation’s all-volunteer army that residents would provide the work includes thousands of Muslims in and seeds, etc., to grow food for all services.” themselves on existing public • Mahdi Bray, executive director land. of Muslim American Society FreeDOUGLAS S. RIDDICK dom, voiced his organization’s Archdale “deep sadness” in a letter of condolence to the base commander over the “unprovoked and unconscionable act of violence.” Muslim leaders condemned Both of these condemnations were sent on the day of the shootFort Hood killings ings. Peace be with all of us. REV. RALPH H. EANES JR. Carol Cox and others have wonThomasville dered where was the outrage of
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ou recognize the situation from the get-go when you read statistics about the local unemployment situation – provided by the N.C. Employment Security Commission – and the only positive sign is that the jobless rate remained the same (9.6 percent) in Forsyth County. Unemployment rates increased in 74 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and rests at 10.7. The rates sit at 11.2 percent (up onetenth of a percent) in Guilford County, 11.3 (up three-tenths) in Randolph and 13.1 (up from 12.5) in Davidson County. Those figures accentuate the declaration by Bobby Smith, president of United Way of Greater High Point, that “our greatest need in the area is jobs, especially jobs with benefits. That probably solves 90 percent of the issues which cause someone to visit a United Way agency.” Smith had told The High Point Enterprise that, in addition to the normal increase in people seeking help during the winter months, there is an even larger volume of people this year because they are trying to cope in these tough economic times. Most of the United Ways’ 29 partner agencies and other nonprofits operating in the greater High Point area have experienced funding decreases (from governments and donors) while trying to handle dramatically increasing demands for assistance, especially for paying utility, housing and food bills. Example: Calls to the United Way 211 assistance phone line more than doubled in October (compared to the same month in 2008). We all know it’s relatively certain that more than a few dozen jobs aren’t going to miraculously be created between now and the end of the year and that job creation locally probably will continue to be slim as we begin the new year. So help for people in need must be found in other pursuits. As part of a series of articles titled “Cries for help – Struggling through the holidays” appearing in Enterprise beginning with Sunday’s edition, there were at least 10 suggestions of how you can ease others’ burdens and help them get through this period of what Smith calls “record demands for fewer resources than ever before.” If you haven’t contributed to this year’s United Way campaign, do so today. Keep in mind the true spirit of the season we celebrate this month: Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men” and, as we’ve been told many times, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
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resident Obama keeps talking about the jobs his administration is “creating” but there are more people unemployed now than before he took office. How can there be more unemployment after so many jobs have been “created”? Let’s go back to square one. What does it take to create a job? It takes wealth to pay someone who is hired, not to mention additional wealth to buy the material that person will use. But government creates no wealth. Ignoring that plain and simple fact enables politicians to claim to be able to do all sorts of miraculous things that they cannot do in fact. Without creating wealth, how can they create jobs? By taking wealth from others, whether by taxation, selling bonds or imposing mandates. However it is done, transferring wealth is not creating wealth. When government uses transferred wealth to hire people, it is essentially transferring jobs from the private sector, not adding to the net number of jobs in the economy. If that was all that was involved, it would be a simple verbal fraud, with no gain of jobs and no net loss. In reality, many other things that politicians do reduce the number of jobs. Politicians who mandate various benefits that employers must provide for workers gain politically by seeming to give people something for nothing. But making workers more expensive means that fewer are likely to be hired. During an economic recovery, employers can respond to an increased demand for their companies’ products by hiring more workers – creating more jobs – or they can work their existing employees overtime. Since workers have to be paid time-and-a-half for overtime, it might seem as if it would always be cheaper to hire more workers. But that was before politicians began mandating more benefits per worker. When you get more hours of work from the existing employees, you don’t need to pay for additional mandates, as you would have to when you get more hours of work by hiring new people. For many employers, that makes it cheaper to pay for overtime. The data show that overtime hours have been increasing in the economy while more people have been laid off. There is another way of reducing the cost of government-imposed mandates. That is by hiring temporary workers, to whom the
mandates do not apply. The number of temporary workers hired has increased for the fourth consecutive month, even though there are millions of unemployed people who could be hired for regular jobs, if it were not for the mandates that OPINION politicians have imposed. Economists have long been Thomas saying that there is no free Sowell lunch, but politicians get elected ■■■ by seeming to give free lunches, in one form or another. Yet there are no magic wands in Washington to make costs disappear, whether with workers or with medical care. We just pay in a different way, often a more costly way. Nor can these costs all be simply dumped on “the rich,” because there are just not enough of them. Often people who are far from rich pay the biggest price in lost opportunities. A classic example is the minimum wage law. Minimum wage laws appear to give low-income workers something for nothing – and appearances are what count in politics. Realities can be left to others, so long as appearances get votes. People with low skills or little experience usually get paid low wages. Passing a minimum wage law does not make them any more valuable. At a higher wage, it can just make them expendable. Raising the minimum wage in the midst of a recession was guaranteed to increase unemployment among the young – and it has. None of this is peculiar to the current administration. The Roosevelt administration created huge numbers of government jobs during the 1930s – and yet unemployment remained in double digits throughout FDR’s first two terms. Constant government experiments with new bright ideas is another common feature of Obama’s “change” and FDR’s New Deal. The uncertainty that this unpredictable experimentation generates makes employers reluctant to hire. Destroying some jobs while creating other jobs does not get you very far, except politically. But politically is what matters to politicians, even if their policies needlessly prolong a recession or depression. THOMAS SOWELL, a native of North Carolina, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. His Web site is www.tsowell.com.
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Dr. Sapp creates a controversy in High Point When a home lacks a living room or a city lacks a downtown, people instinctively search for an alterOPINION nate place to gather, dance, Elijah talk and share Lovejoy life together. â– â– â– If a city does not find this place, people begin to fragment, emerging generations depart, sensing a lack of soul, and people withdraw to their section of the city or commute to enjoy someone elseâ€™s downtown altogether. High Point, a beautiful city of 100,000 people, is currently in search of its downtown â€“ a place to collectively gather, dance, talk, laugh and entertain. Looking at a map, most downtowns are pond-shaped and built on a grid of streets
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at the heart of a city. High Pointâ€™s grid being otherwise occupied by showrooms explains the reason for our current search. Is there a viable, though perhaps non-traditional, alternative to the typical pond-shaped downtown built on a core grid of streets? I believe there is. In 1859, Dr. A.J. Sapp, a multitalented High Point doctor, banker, minister and city council member, made a controversial proposal that would change the future of High Point forever. Check here with the Enterprise tomorrow to read the implications of Sappâ€™s leadership for High Point today. ELIJAH LOVEJOY is founder of Party on the Plank, a vision for cultural renewal in the heart of High Point. Check his blog & Web site at: www.partyontheplank.com or call him at (336) 207-5216.
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generous seems so much easier in December than any other time of year. There are more active charities and more time off to spend TEEN VIEW with family. Attaching â€œhappy Leslie Ann holidaysâ€? to any Blake kind deed always â– â– â– makes it justifiable, whereas in any other month generosity is so unexpected; itâ€™s almost out of place. It shouldnâ€™t be. Think again about the beautiful picture of December that always makes us smile â€Ś except in May. Imagine families happily setting aside time to spend together despite their end-ofyear obligations. Imagine a fast-food cashier who smilingly watches as each customer drops his or her change into a charity box by the register. Imagine local food pantries stuffed full to bursting. And imagine children in a village in Africa who are gratefully getting accustomed to deliveries from that far-off land of kindhearted people called America. In a way, what the world needs most is for Christmas to never end. In a culture centered around self, the holidays are the one reminder that we each have the capacity to put others first, and that we enjoy doing so. So on that free Saturday in May, remember that â€“ though they may not be accompanied by flashing decorations â€“ the family room, soup kitchen, and charity organizations are the same place you left them last December, waiting to warm your heart long after the snow outside has melted. Teen View columnist LESLIE ANN BLAKE is a senior at High Point Central High School.
or Thanksgiving two weeks ago, I visited my wifeâ€™s family in Columbia, S.C. We ate turkey and played games, but mostly hung out in the living room. There we watched the Cowboys beat the Raiders. We shared our excitement about two pregnancies in the family, and I waltzed with my energetic 4-year-old niece. It was a wonderful day. Driving back from Columbia, however, I began to wonder what would happen if our Thanksgiving home had no living room? Our dancing, talking and sports watching would have had to find another room in which to flourish. A living room is to a home what a downtown is to a city. It is the heart. It is the place people gather. It is the one area everyone calls their own regardless of how they feel about people on the other side of town.
very year when December rolls around, there are sights that surround us which could warm anyoneâ€™s heart. Itâ€™s easy to picture. Families play upbeat tunes as they hang the stockings and trim the tree. Change is dropped into The Salvation Army bucket without a second thought. Teenagers volunteer at soup kitchens with smiles on their faces. Shoe boxes are sent off to Third World countries for children who will forever remember the day America came to visit. And everyone, whether or not they celebrate Christmas, has one thing in common: They spend more time, money and thoughts on their loved ones, and on even strangers, than on themselves. Last weekend as I strolled through Targetâ€™s Christmas corner, I couldnâ€™t help but watch the families who were shopping together. In observing children excitedly jumble together streams of wishes for the season to come, parents patiently listen, and friends make jokes about the gifts they would give each other, I couldnâ€™t help but notice something. Everyone was smiling at each other. So what is it about December that makes everyone so happy? And why canâ€™t this spirit last longer than one month? Itâ€™s hard to choose one thing about the holidays that reaches across all religions and backgrounds as the common source of holiday cheer. I contemplated all the different things that bring a smile to my face specifically in this time of year and realized that the most universal heart-warmer is something that has always been associated with December: selflessness. There are opportunities for selflessness year-round. And yet, we rarely have the inclination to spread good cheer at other times, simply because being
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Antique event sees boost in business during recession BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – When jobless rates rise and money gets tight, some folks will look to an old, family heirloom like their grandmother’s gold necklace to bring in the extra cash they need. That’s the kind of trend antique buyers at the Great Treasure Hunt, in High Point until Saturday, have seen over and over again. “A lot of unique and interesting items come to us with the economy like it is,” said Jon McNeill, a spokesman for the Kernersville-based group. “Especially during the holidays, people need extra money.” Traveling the country in search of items like gold, silver and rare coins, the Great Treasure Hunt is making a stop at the Days Inn and Suites at 120 S. W. Cloverleaf Place. Antique buyers appraise items and offer cash for desired pieces on the spot. Matt Block, event manager for the show in High Point, said he had seen numerous people make much-needed cash from items that had been in storage. “A lady came to me a few weeks ago that needed new tires on her car. She sold a gold necklace to us that covered the cost of all four tires,” Block said. A High Point resident sold a baseball bat to buyers on Tuesday that is said to have been signed by Mickey Mantle. The item will go through an authentication process next, Block said. The company’s hunt for antiques once was limited to sports memorabilia until it branched out to search for all collectibles across the nation. They won’t buy antique glassware or furniture, but other collectibles – from comic books and jewelry to professional instruments – are all fair game at the show. And they seem to turn up more and more in an economic downturn. “A lot of things that people haven’t wanted to part with before, they’re bring to us now.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3617
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Agency brings Christmas smiles to kids BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
THOMASVILLE – With the help of hundreds of sponsors, Fairgrove Family Resource Center is ensuring that about 400 children have gifts for Christmas. As part of its annual Gifts from the Heart program, the center is seeking for sponsors to purchase items for children. The program is offered to families who are experiencing financial difficulty, said Terri Nelson, the center’s executive director. “Right now, we need sponsors daily because there are people who are requesting the help and need help,” she said, adding that the center hopes to have a
sponsor for every child and family by Thursday. Nelson said sponsors will receive a shopping list, which includes a child’s clothing needs and a few of the child’s wants. Each child is assigned a number to protect their identity. Guidance counselors and teachers select the families who need the assistance the most. “This year, the need is worse because people who in the past were sponsors are actually asking for help this year, so it’s a completely different environment now than last year,” Nelson said. “If you are already in financial crisis trying to find out what you are doing for Christmas makes it worse.” Nelson said the program
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Cheer Fund collects more than $1,000 in donations ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT
The 2009 Christmas Cheer Fund has received $1,819 today. That brings the total in donations to $7,384. This year’s goal is $35,000. The fund, operated by the Kiwanis Club of High Point, provides Christmas gifts for nearly 1,500 children identified by the Guilford County Department of Social Services. The campaign was started in 1924 by The High Point Enterprise as a campaign to raise money for needy families. “Local organizations, such as the Rotary, Kiwanis and Civitan clubs, are to aid in taking care of these families,” the Enterprise said in a front page article
published Dec. 12, 1924. The initial campaign collected $848. The campaign has changed responsibility over the years. It was operated as an Empty Stocking Fund by the High Point Jaycees for about 30 years, after it was passed around between different private local residents and groups. When the last local nonprofit charitable organization owner, the late Benny Braica, retired in the late 1990s, the High Point Kiwanis Club took over what’s now called the Christmas Cheer Fund. This year’s distribution of gifts will be from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 716 Leonard Ave. Parents of eligible chil-
dren will be mailed vouchers that they can redeem for gifts. Donations should be made out to Christmas Cheer Fund and mailed to P.O. Box 5467, High Point, NC 27261. Today’s donors are: Balance Forward.....................$5,565 Albion Associates Inc....................$25 Naquita Brewington-McCormick.$25 John & Jean Wells.........................$25 Bill Anderson..................................$25 Paige & Joseph Moné...................$25 Dennis Walker................................$25 Robert & Nancy Hawkins.............$25 Jarrett Stationery...........................$50 Mary & J.B. Gibson........................$50 James & Mary Halvorsen.............$25 Joseph T. McGhee Jr......................$50 Gary & Alice Moore....................$100 Northwood Animal Hospital.....$149 Rick & Patricia Bean....................$150 Jamestown Civitans....................$250 In loving memory of Jerry Shaver by
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Annie Donnell......High Point Louise Kanoy.....Thomasville Pamala Foster.......High Point James Mearite.....High Point 7-16-25 to 12-05-09 Mildred Nelson..Kernersville Martha Pinson................Troy HIGH POINT â€“ Betty Lou Betty Pope............High Point Dick See................High Point Isom Pope of High Point, Norman Smith.......Asheboro NC passed away on SatWilbur Smith.........Lexington urday, December 5, 2009, in Winston-Salem, NC. The High Point Enter- Betty Lou is survived by prise publishes death no- her husband of 43 years tices without charge. Ad- (Ray Pope), three childitional information is dren (Marcia Snider, Lynpublished for a fee. Obitu- na Andrews, and Scott ary information should be Kimsey), also known submitted through a fu- as â€œBoom Boomâ€? to her three grandchildren (Alneral home. lison Maher, Erica Ross, and Tyler Andrews), and two great-grandchildren (Sarah Kate Maher and William Maher). THOMASVILLE â€“ Mrs. Betty was born in High Louise Kanoy, 82, a resi- Point, NC to Grace and dent of 501 Pineywood Lee Isom. She was a High Road, passed away Mon- Point Central High Class day evening, December 7, of 42 Graduate, and a mem2009, at Britthaven of Da- ber of the Junior League/ vidson. Born in Lexington Womanâ€™s Club/Emeryon July 12, 1927, to Walter wood Baptist Church. Lee and Effie Bell Weaver Betty was surrounded James, she had made her by her family at the time home in this area for her of her passing. The famentire life. She was a re- ily would like to express tired employee of Caro- their sincere appreciation lina Underwear and was to the staff of the Kate B. a member of Rich Fork Reynolds Hospice Home Baptist Church where in Winston-Salem, NC. she was in The Fellow- A celebration was held ship Sunday School Class. by her immediate family She was also a member to remember and honor of the Sunshine Gang at Bettyâ€™s generous and lovher church. She loved ing life. In lieu of flowers, to work in her yard with memorials may be made her flowers and garden as to Kate B. Reynolds Hoslong as health permitted pice Home, 101 Hospice and enjoyed doing puz- Lane, Winston-Salem, NC zles, reading and enjoying 27103, Phone: 336-760-1114, family times in her later Fax: 336-774-1690. years. In 1950 she married Clayton E. Kanoy who preceded her in death on November 4, 2003. Surviving are her TROY â€“ Mrs. Martha daughter, Karen K. Byerly and husband Steve Jane Burnette Pinson, 94, and son, Kelvin James died December 7, 2009. No services planned at Kanoy and wife Kim all of Thomasville, sister, Cal- this time. Arrangewments by lie Houchins and husband Chester of Lexington, Ridge Funeral Home and and grandsons, Nicholas Cremation Service, AsheByerly, Kyle Kanoy, Kirk boro. Kanoy, and Kolby Kanoy. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Rich Fork Baptist Church HIGH POINT â€“ Donald with Rev. Bob James assisted by Rev. John Gwalt- Richard â€œDickâ€? See, 73, ney. Burial will follow in died Monday December 7, the church cemetery. The 2009. Funeral arrangements family will receive friends on Wednesday evening are incomplete and will from 6 until 8 p.m. at J.C. be announced by Sechrest Green and Sons Funeral Funeral Service, 1301 E. Home. The family respect- Lexington Ave. fully requests that memorials be made to Rich Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 3993 Old Highway 29, Thomasville, NC 27360 KERNERSVILLE â€“ Mrs. in Mrs. Kanoyâ€™s memory. Mildred Mitchell NelOnline condolences may son, 72, of Abbotts Creek be offered at www.jc- Church Road died Decemgreenandsons.com. ber 5, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service HIGH POINT â€“ Anne Dick in High Point. Donnell passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at High Point Regional Hospital. She is survived by HIGH POINT â€“ Pamala her husband of fifty-nine years, Harry S. Donnell; Foster died on Dec. 5, 2009, daughters Sandy Don- at Hospice of the Piednell and Jeanne Turner; mont. Funeral services are incomplete. Arrangegrandson Will Turner. Private services will be ments entrusted to Gilmore Funeral Service. held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Stroke Center of High Point Regional Hospital at P.O. Box HP-5, High Point, NC 27261 Forbis and Dick Guilford Chapel is assisting the Donnell family.
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James Mearite HIGH POINTâ€“ James Mearite, 91, died December 7, 2009, at Heritage Healthcare of High Point. Professional arrangements entrusted to Peopleâ€™s Funeral Service Inc.
Norman E. Smith ASHEBORO â€“ Norman Eugene Smith, 74, died December 6, 2009. Funeral will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Seagrove Christian Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ridge Funeral Home, Asheboro.
Wilbur Smith MOREHEAD CITY â€“ Wilbur Beals Smith, 93, formerly of Woodlawn Drive, Lexington, died December 6, 2009. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.
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Researcher who pioneered TB treatment dies LONDON (AP) â€“ John Crofton, a researcher renowned for his groundbreaking work on the treatment of the tuberculosis, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 97. Dr. Crofton died on Nov. 3 in Edinburgh, according to his family and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The cause of death was not given. Born in Dublin, Ireland, into a doctorâ€™s family, Crofton was particularly instrumental in finding the combination of drugs needed to combat tuberculosis in the 1950s, when doctors were trying to perfect the use of antibiotics against the often lethal disease, the Royal College of Physicians said. â€œThe work of Sir John
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Dalton to lead N.C. transportation panel RALEIGH (AP) â€“ Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton will lead a blue-ribbon commission to examine North Carolinaâ€™s transportation network and determine what can be done to make it a better tool for economic development. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Tuesday that Dalton would be chairman of the Governorâ€™s Logistics Task Force. She signed an executive order at the headquarters
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GUILFORD COUNTY â€“ For High Point Central Principal Revonda Johnson, the Mission Possible incentives program works because it helps school principals develop the best teachers. And it takes the best teachers to raise student performance. Johnson, whose school led incentives pay with $51,420 last year, praised the program Tuesday â€œbecause all of us have been able to celebrate success.â€? Teachers at 30 low-achieving schools can earn more than $2,500 a year in addition to their regular salaries. Principals can earn up to $15,000 more. â€œOur motto is to be second to no one and staff development has allowed us to do that,â€? Johnson told seven Guilford County Board of Education members attending an information session. Johnson extended teacher training to her entire staff at first and then focused on target areas. â€œWe were able to take the school
Pay Plans: School district officials are considering a range of incentive pay options, ranging from true merit pay to using bonuses to achieve specific goals in literacy or math education. Mission Possible: The school board implemented Mission Possible during the 2006-2007 school year with an $8 million federal grant. In 2006, the University of North Carolina system and local foundations gave the school system a $2 million grant for the Cumulative Effect math incentive program at some high schools.
up one more step and that was exciting for us.â€? Johnson said. The school board is reviewing Mission Possible along with other â€œpay for performanceâ€? plans. The district spent $3.9 million last year for the program, with $491,000 for professional develop-
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Judge moves ex-Marineâ€™s trial JACKSONVILLE (AP) â€“ A North Carolina judge ruled Tuesday that the trial of a 22-year-old former Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague will be held outside the county where authorities say it occurred. Onslow County Superior Court Judge Charles Henry ruled Tuesday that the trial of Cesar Laurean should be moved, with the agreement of the prosecution and defense. The judge set a trial date of June 28, 2010, although that date depends
on where the trial is moved. Both sides have until Dec. 18 to file suggestions on a potential trial location. Cesar Laurean is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach of Vandalia, Ohio, whose burned body was found buried behind Laureanâ€™s house. Lauterbach was about eight months pregnant when she died, but DNA tests revealed that Laurean wasnâ€™t the father.
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Dear Soon-to-be Homeowner: There may be reasons the owners are selling the house that have nothing to do with the fact that their children are growing. While the idea of a thank-you note is sweet, it would be better to wait until the sale is complete and you have lived in it awhile before writing. If you still feel the same a few months after youâ€™re in, then by all means share your gratitude and have the note forwarded to them by their real estate agent. 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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Deputy, suspect die in shootout WILLIAMSTON (AP) â€“ A North Carolina sheriffâ€™s deputy responding to a 911 call was shot to death by an armed suspect who was also killed when he refused to obey instructions from law officers. The Williamston Police Department and the Martin County Sheriffâ€™s Office say 38-year-old deputy Charlie Brown was shot and killed Tuesday morning after responding to a call about an armed suspect in Wil-
liamston, about 100 miles east of Raleigh. When deputies and officers arrived on the scene, officials say 36-year-old Jerry Lee Pace, Jr. was armed and resisting instructions. They say Pace fired his gun and law enforcement officers fired back, killing Pace. Brown was a 15-year veteran of law enforcement. He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and two daughters. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.
State posts malpractice data online RALEIGH (AP) â€“ Medical consumers can now check whether their doctor has been convicted of a crime, lost a malpractice lawsuit or negotiated a settlement to close a malpractice case. The North Carolina Medical Board has expanded its Web site to include the data for its 35,000 licensed physicians and physician assistants, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday. Fewer than 1 percent, or 221, have reported malpractice payments since May 2008, the starting date
for the reporting requirement. Since 2000, 2,618 have had at least one medical malpractice payment. About two dozen licensing boards in several states already publish malpractice information, medical board lawyer Thomas Mansfield said. All public disciplinary documents from the North Carolina boardâ€™s files were already online. But the regulatory boardâ€™s disclosure of more information about the background of health providers has been sought and resisted for years.
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Members of Interact, a student organization at High Point Central High School, delivered a homemade Thanksgiving meal to Hospice of the Piedmont on Nov. 25. This is the third year Interact members provided a holiday dinner for families of patients at Hospice Home at High Point. More than 40 students donated food for the traditional meal. Interact has more than 60 members and is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Furnitureland.
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A i r F o r c e Airman Robert L. Yeakley graduated from basic Yeakley military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Robert Yeakley Sr. of Lexington and a 2004 graduate of Lexington Senior High School.
Salvation Army seeks toys for needy kids HIGH POINT â€“ The Salvation Army of High Point needs items for its Christmas Toy Shop distribution Dec. 17. More than 1,600 children need toys this Christmas, and supplies are especially low this year. The Salvation Armyâ€™s Angel Tree is located at Oak Hollow Mall. Angels also can be adopted by calling the Salvation Army (881-5432) or by visiting the Web site www.jcpenney.com.
Yesterdayâ€™s Bible question: How was Daniel delivered from the lionâ€™s den? Answer to yesterdayâ€™s question: By an angel. â€œMy God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lionsâ€™ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.â€? (Daniel 6:22) Todayâ€™s Bible question: What happened to Danielâ€™s accusers who had insisted Daniel be cast into the lionâ€™s den? BIBLE QUIZ is provided by Hugh B. Brittain of Shelby.
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ear Dr. Donohue: I am writing in regard to my sisterin-law’s problem. She is diagnosed as having tinnitus. I have told her we would get a sensible reply from you. She has gone through numerous tests, but the problem remains. – H.J.
aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (Aleve, Advil, etc.), some HEALTH water pills and proton Dr. Paul pump Donohue inhibitors ■■■ (used for Tinnitus (TIN-uh-tiss or heartburn tuh-NITE-iss, whichever control) are among those way you wish) is a condrugs. stant ringing, thunderAs often as not, a cause ing, whooshing or whistling ear noise that won’t for tinnitus isn’t found. In those situations, a go away. For many older tinnitus masker can people – and it’s older be helpful. It’s a device people who are the ones much like a hearing aid most often stricken with that emits a sound simitinnitus – a loss of hearlar to the tinnitus sound, ing prompts the onset and that quiets tinnitus. of tinnitus. Background At nighttime, turning on noise assaults our ears a bedside radio also can everywhere. That noise drown out tinnitus. If the dampens noises generated by the brain and heard sound of soothing music doesn’t do it, turn the dial as tinnitus. Without that auditory input, the inner so that the radio produces noise becomes noticeable, static. That might turn and a person has tinnitus. the tide in your favor. Your sister-in-law will A hearing aid can correct both hearing loss and the find a loyal friend in the American Tinnitus Astinnitus generated by it. sociation for information Hearing loss isn’t the and updates. The phone only cause. Ear wax can number is 800-634-8978 produce it. Ear trauma and its Web site is www. and ear infections are ata.org. other reasons for it. Meniere’s (men-YAIRS) Dear Dr. Donohue: disease features spells of I read that we should dizziness, hearing loss eat two meals a week of and tinnitus. As time salmon and a handful of goes by, the interval walnuts a day for their between spells becomes omega-3 fatty acids. Are shorter, and these three features become chronic. fish oil supplements (1,000 mg a day) as good as, betMedicines can bring ter than or not as good as on tinnitus or make it eating fish? Where does worse. Calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, flaxseed oil fit in? – K.S.
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Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and fish oil protect against heart attacks and strokes. There are two such fatty acids: EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid, and DHA, docosahexaenoic acid. Two fish meals a week (a total of 8-12 ounces per week) provide the necessary amounts of omega-3s. People who do not like fish or cannot take it for other reasons can meet their omega-3 goal by taking fish oil capsules. There is no difference in the EPA and DHA found in fish or found in capsules. Eating fish provides other benefits. Fish is a good protein source. Replacing red meat with fish is a healthy dietary move. Fish also have little saturated fat, the kind of fat that promotes liver production of cholesterol. Two fish meals a week, therefore, have their advantages. Flaxseeds, walnuts and canola oils have alpha linolenic acid, a fatty acid related to EPA and DPA. It too prevents heart attacks, but in a manner different from the fish oil fatty acids. It should be taken in addition to EPA and DHA, not in place of it. DR. DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-647
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Tiger Woodsâ€™ mother-in-law released from Florida hospital
Gumbel says heâ€™s had cancer surgery
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Panther men resume trek High Point gets another shot at S.C. State BY STEVE HANF ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER
HIGH POINT – Scheduling woes that have plagued High Point University for years led to a pair of relatively unique home-and-home series for the Panther men. Because teams from the major conferences only invite the HPU men for road games, and mid-major squads across the state and region haven’t wanted to risk losses at the Millis Center, the Panthers are playing South Carolina State and N.C. Central twice this season. The second of two games against S.C. State comes tonight in Orangeburg, 10 days after High Point handled the Bulldogs 74-66. “It’s not that I mind doing them, but I prefer it be a home-andhome the following year to get a
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WHO: High Point (4-3) at S.C. State (4-1)
WHO: High Point (2-5) vs. Campbell (4-1)
WHAT: Men’s nonconference basketball game
WHAT: Women’s nonconference basketball game
WHERE: Smith-HammondMiddleton Memorial Center (3,200), Orangeburg, S.C.
WHERE: Millis Center (1,750), High Point WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. AUDIO: http://www.HighPointPanthers.com
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balance in our schedule, do some tournaments,” said new Panthers coach Scott Cherry, whose squad was under contract to play these games before he replaced Bart Lundy last March. “The thing with nonconference games is you like to try to test yourself against a team once. They played us well at our place and it will be a test for us at their place, so it’s a good game for us.” The Panthers embarked on their nearly four-hour bus trip Tuesday night with a 4-3 record. This
game marks the middle contest of a five-game road trip that doesn’t resume until Dec. 20 at Marshall, with a visit to Youngstown State two days later capping the adventure. By the time HPU returns to the Millis Center on Dec. 29 against N.C. Central – opening a fourgame home stand that includes three Big South Conference foes – Cherry hopes to see a muchimproved Panther squad on the floor. “We’ve just got to get better,” he said. “Defensively we’re giving up too good a percentage, too many rebounds; offensively we’ve got
to take care of the ball, get good shots and give ourselves chances to win.” South Carolina State (4-1) pulled in 22 offensive rebounds against the Panthers in the first meeting, and HPU ranks eighth in rebounding margin so far among the 10 Big South teams at minus-6.0 per game. Opponents are shooting 44.9 percent from the field against the Panthers, which also ranks eighth in the league. How HPU (4-3) fares tonight on the road against a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference foe it saw so recently should be a good test for the upcoming Big South stretch. “The nonconference is stacked against us with 11 total games, seven on the road and three of them being guarantee games,” Cherry said, referring to visits to Wake Forest, Auburn and Marshall. “We told the team at the beginning of the year that what we want to do is come out of it with a winning record. It will help prepare us for when we get in conference and have to travel to the Libertys, Radfords, VMIs – we’ll have to play on the road a lot of times, and we should be comfortable doing it.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3526
Cowgirls, Raiders split victories BY JASON QUEEN SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE
BY JASON QUEEN SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE
HIGH POINT – At this point in the season, Andrews is still searching for a floor leader who can handle opposing pressure. That didn’t happen Tuesday night. Southwest Guilford applied relentless pressure early, built a huge lead and cruised to a 72-30 nonconference win at home. The Cowgirls got contributions from up and down the lineup. “We had a starting lineup that’s pretty quick and athletic,” Southwest coach Jessica Bryan said. “We like to press early, and get a good jump on them each game.” Andrews, throwing a hoard of young players to the fire, couldn’t handle that pressure. “We’ve got a lot of people out there playing varsity basketball for the first time,” Andrews coach Weaver Walden said. “They’ve got a lot of pieces, everybody back from last year. And we’re just trying to get better for conference.” Andrews fell to 1-3. Southwest jumped to 3-1. The Cowgirls bolted to a 15-4 lead after one quarter, and took complete control by outscoring Andrews 22-6 in the second. Bria Byrd paced Andrews with 19 points. Zena Lovette led a balanced Cowgirl attack with 18 points. Brittany Connor added 10 points and Shanel Lawrence 9.
HIGH POINT – Southwest Guilford had no answer for Quan Stevenson when he got in the zone. The Cowboys had no answer for Andrews’ zone at the other end of the floor either. Stevenson nailed four 3-pointers to break open a close game in the second quarter, and the Raiders kept Southwest’s offense totally out of rhythm with a stifling effort. From there, Andrews never looked back en route to an 81-62 nonconference win at Southwest on Tuesday. Stevenson finished the night with 24 points, 12 of which came in that pivotal second quarter. “They missed a few shots and Quan got hot,” Andrews coach James Abell said. “That gave us a little breathing room. “We tried every defense we have, and that one seemed to work.” Much to the chagrin of Southwest coach Guy Shavers. “I thought we would do a better job against the zone than we did,” Shavers said. “Two of the last three games we’ve played, teams have played zone against us. But they did a good job of getting to their spots, and we couldn’t find our man. They hit three wide-open 3s in that second quarter.” With the score tied at 18-18 early in the second, Stevenson buried a 3 to give the Raiders a lead they never relinquished. The most impressive shot Stevenson hit didn’t even count, as his 75footer to close the third quarter was waved off. Alex Smith and Darius Rogers added 13 apiece for the Raiders, who improved to 2-1. Lateef DeGroat paced Southwest (0-4) with 13 points, and Braxton Daye scored 10. Southwest visits Western Guilford today, while Andrews travels to Grimsley today.
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Southwest Guilford’s Greg Bridges flies through T.W. Andrews defenders Alex Smith and Torian Showers during Tuesday night’s nonconference basketball doubleheader at Southwest Guilford. The Red Raider boys grabbed an 81-62 victory, while the Cowgirls prevailed 72-30.
HIT AND RUN
orth Carolina’s football players and coaches can be forgiven if they utter one or two “Bah humbugs” between now and Dec. 26. The Tar Heels (8-4) battle 17th-ranked Pittsburgh (9-3) at 4 p.m. the day after Christmas in the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte. UNC was in line for a trip to the Music City Bowl in Nashville or perhaps one of the Florida bowls until the Gator Bowl pulled some strings to land Bobby Bowden’s 6-6 Florida State Seminoles.
That farewell appearance for Bowden, getting to take on former team West Virginia, was a nice gesture – for Bowden and the Seminoles. So, instead of a nice trip to Tennessee or the Sunshine State, Carolina heads to Charlotte for its second straight Meineke Bowl appearance. Last year, West Virginia edged UNC 31-30 in one of the most entertaining bowls of the season. I expect the Tar Heels and Panthers will
stage another great game on Dec. 26. Charlotte is a terrific city. It’s a great place to visit – unless it’s late December and 28 degrees with wintry precip. Somehow, a football team based in Chapel Hill should not draw the relatively short drive to Charlotte for a bowl game two straight seasons. Of course, it could be worse. There’s always Boise.
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The season is over for Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis. Now he’s left to contemplate where he might play next – and whether he will play again. Portis was in a reflective mood Tuesday after the Redskins placed him on injured reserve. Doctors have yet to clear him from a concussion he suffered a month ago, and he sounded like a player with a very opened-ended future. “I think I’ll get well,” Portis said on his weekly radio appearance on ESPN980. “I have to put the time into rehabbing and continuing to do what the doctors say, but at the same time, if this is the end, to have the opportunity to play for eight years has been amazing. I think I had a great career.” Portis’ season ends with a career-low 494 yards rushing on 124 carries and one touchdown. Although only 28, he already has 2,176 carries.
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Championship schedule for the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs. All games set for Saturday except 2A.
AMERICAN CONFERENCE East New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo
W 7 6 6 4
L 5 6 6 8
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .583 .500 .500 .333
PF 328 278 249 199
x-Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennessee Houston
W 12 7 5 5
L 0 5 7 7
T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .583 .417 .417
PF 331 225 246 277
Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland
W 9 6 6 1
L 3 6 6 11
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .750 .500 .500 .083
PF 254 271 272 145
San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City
W 9 8 4 3
L 3 4 8 9
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .750 .667 .333 .250
PF 342 240 142 196
Dallas Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Washington
W 8 8 7 3
L 4 4 5 9
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .667 .667 .583 .250
PF 279 327 303 200
x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay
W 12 6 5 1
L 0 6 7 11
T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 .500 .417 .083
PF 440 279 215 187
Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit
W 10 8 5 2
L 2 4 7 10
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .833 .667 .417 .167
PF 359 323 233 206
W Arizona 8 San Francisco 5 Seattle 5 St. Louis 1 x-clinched division
L 4 7 7 11
T 0 0 0 0
Pct .667 .417 .417 .083
PF 297 245 243 139
PA 224 296 208 261
Home 6-0-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 2-4-0
Away 1-5-0 2-4-0 3-3-0 2-4-0
AFC 5-4-0 4-4-0 5-5-0 2-7-0
NFC 2-1-0 2-2-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
Div 3-2-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-3-0
Home 6-0-0 5-1-0 3-2-0 2-4-0
Away 6-0-0 2-4-0 2-5-0 3-3-0
AFC 8-0-0 6-2-0 3-7-0 4-6-0
NFC 4-0-0 1-3-0 2-0-0 1-1-0
Div 5-0-0 3-2-0 2-4-0 1-5-0
Home 5-2-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 0-5-0
Away 4-1-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 1-6-0
AFC 6-3-0 6-4-0 4-5-0 1-7-0
NFC 3-0-0 0-2-0 2-1-0 0-4-0
Div 6-0-0 3-2-0 1-3-0 0-5-0
Home 4-2-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 1-5-0
Away 5-1-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-4-0
AFC 7-3-0 6-3-0 3-6-0 2-6-0
NFC 2-0-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 1-3-0
Div 5-1-0 3-1-0 1-4-0 1-4-0
Home 5-1-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 3-3-0
Away 3-3-0 4-2-0 3-3-0 0-6-0
NFC 6-3-0 7-2-0 5-3-0 2-8-0
AFC 2-1-0 1-2-0 2-2-0 1-1-0
Div 2-2-0 3-1-0 3-1-0 0-4-0
Home 6-0-0 5-1-0 3-3-0 1-5-0
Away 6-0-0 1-5-0 2-4-0 0-6-0
NFC 8-0-0 5-5-0 5-4-0 1-8-0
AFC 4-0-0 1-1-0 0-3-0 0-3-0
Div 3-0-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 0-4-0
Home 6-0-0 5-2-0 4-2-0 2-4-0
Away 4-2-0 3-2-0 1-5-0 0-6-0
NFC 8-1-0 6-3-0 3-6-0 1-8-0
AFC 2-1-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 1-2-0
Div 5-0-0 3-2-0 1-2-0 0-5-0
Home 3-3-0 4-2-0 4-2-0 0-6-0
Away 5-1-0 1-5-0 1-5-0 1-5-0
NFC 6-2-0 4-4-0 4-6-0 1-9-0
AFC 2-2-0 1-3-0 1-1-0 0-2-0
Div 3-1-0 3-1-0 3-3-0 0-4-0
South PA 201 273 316 266
BB&T Field, Winston-Salem
North PA 187 215 231 309
Class 1A: Wallace-Rose Hill (13-2) vs. Mount Airy (150), 12 p.m.
West PA 242 202 282 326
Class 1AA: Southwest Onslow (15-0) vs. Albemarle (15-0), 4 p.m.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East PA 213 235 285 238
Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill
South PA 251 279 262 330
Class 2A: Tarboro (14-1) vs. Mountain Heritage (13-2), Friday, 7:30 p.m.
North PA 233 229 270 358
N.Y. Jets at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Minnesota, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m.
Thursday’s result N.Y. Jets 19, Buffalo 13
Sunday’s results Chicago 17, St. Louis 9 Oakland 27, Pittsburgh 24 Denver 44, Kansas City 13 Philadelphia 34, Atlanta 7 Cincinnati 23, Detroit 13 Miami 22, New England 21 New Orleans 33, Washington 30, OT Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 17 Carolina 16, Tampa Bay 6 Jacksonville 23, Houston 18 San Diego 30, Cleveland 23 N.Y. Giants 31, Dallas 24 Seattle 20, San Francisco 17 Arizona 30, Minnesota 17
Thursday, Dec. 17 Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 8:20 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19
Thursday’s game Sunday’s games Seattle at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Carolina at New England, 1 p.m.
First Quarter GB—FG Crosby 28, 8:39.
Second Quarter GB—Finley 2 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 4:35. GB—Driver 8 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), :32.
Third Quarter Bal—K.Washington 12 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 3:28. Bal—McGahee 1 run (Cundiff kick), 2:58.
Fourth Quarter GB—Finley 19 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 10:31. GB—FG Crosby 32, 1:56. A—70,286. Bal GB First downs 17 25 Total Net Yards 185 350 Rushes-yards 21-66 27-94 Passing 119 256 Punt Returns 1-6 3-8 Kickoff Returns 6-154 2-43 Interceptions Ret. 2-0 3-38 Comp-Att-Int 15-36-3 26-40-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 3-18 1-7 Punts 5-47.0 3-43.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 12-135 11-175 Time of Possession 24:38 35:22
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Baltimore, Rice 14-54, Flacco 3-16, McGahee 4-(minus 4). Green Bay, Grant 18-41, Rodgers 4-30, Green 5-23. PASSING—Baltimore, Flacco 15-36-3-137. Green Bay, Rodgers 26-40-2-263. RECEIVING—Baltimore, Heap 5-52, K.Washington 4-39, Rice 3-17, Mason 2-13, Clayton 1-16. Green Bay, Finley 7-79, Jennings 6-77, J.Jones 4-44, Driver 3-31, Jackson 2-14, Hall 1-13, Nelson 1-5, D.Lee 1-3, Tauscher 1-(minus 3). MISSED FIELD GOALS—Green Bay, Crosby 38 (WR).
NFL injury report NEW YORK (AP) — The National Football League injury report for Thursday’s games, as provided by the league (OUT - Definitely will not play; DNP - Did not practice; LIMITED - Limited participation in practice; FULL - Full participation in practice):
Jacksonville Miami Buffalo Tennessee Oakland Kansas City Cleveland
345.5 349.9 360.3 367.3 378.9 394.6 400.3 Yards 429.0 394.8 383.8 379.3 371.6 360.9 359.0 335.8 321.2 321.0 317.3 309.2 303.8 302.9 291.0 285.4
NFL playoff scenarios Week 14 AFC Indianapolis
San Diego — Clinches a playoff spot with: Win plus Baltimore loss or tie plus Pittsburgh loss or tie plus N.Y. Jets loss or tie plus Miami loss or tie, OR Win plus Baltimore loss or tie plus Pittsburgh loss or tie plus N.Y. Jets loss or tie plus New England loss or tie, OR Win plus Baltimore loss or tie plus Pittsburgh loss or tie plus Jacksonville tie plus New England loss, OR Tie plus Baltimore loss plus Pittsburgh loss plus N.Y. Jets loss plus Miami loss
Cincinnati — Clinches AFC North with: Win, OR Tie plus Baltimore loss or tie plus Pittsburgh loss or tie, OR Baltimore loss plus Pittsburgh loss
NFC New Orleans — Clinched NFC South — Clinches first-round bye with: Win or tie, OR Dallas loss or tie plus Philadelphia loss or tie plus Arizona loss or tie
Minnesota — Clinches NFC North with: Win plus Green Bay loss — Clinches playoff spot with: Win, OR Tie plus N.Y. Giants loss
Arizona — Clinches NFC West with: Win
Week 13 AVERAGE PER GAME AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Rush 113.0 87.7 116.8 88.7 88.7 165.8 130.5 112.8 125.6 133.9 150.4 168.6 106.2 98.0 104.7 98.9
Pass 301.6 302.8 258.0 278.9 266.8 187.5 221.2 226.6 209.1 198.0 175.7 156.3 167.8 167.6 143.2 143.5
Rush 109.4 108.7 81.8 77.8 97.3 107.9 117.8 118.9 111.7
Pass 167.0 180.3 211.5 219.6 215.0 214.0 204.4 214.3 224.1
DEFENSE N.Y. Jets Denver Cincinnati Pittsburgh Baltimore New England San Diego Houston Indianapolis
Yards 276.4 288.9 293.3 297.3 312.3 321.9 322.3 333.3 335.8
Pass 286.4 264.5 260.2 262.3 247.0 266.8 250.5 222.3 220.2 169.1 223.8 221.2 183.8 208.1 188.2 194.2
Yards 273.5 301.6 304.1 311.4 312.0 325.8 328.4 330.9 343.9 346.4 349.4 362.6 363.7 365.8 374.4 388.2
Green Bay N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Minnesota Washington CAROLINA Dallas Chicago New Orleans San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis Tampa Bay Atlanta Detroit
Rush 87.2 102.6 98.8 84.3 121.8 133.3 102.5 126.4 113.9 95.8 105.9 104.8 146.2 160.1 119.8 113.4
Pass 186.3 199.0 205.3 227.2 190.2 192.4 225.9 204.5 230.0 250.6 243.5 257.8 217.5 205.7 254.7 274.8
AFC individual leaders Week 13 Quarterbacks Att Com P. Rivers, SND 374 242 P. Manning, IND 460 322 Rthlisberger, PIT 368 255 Schaub, HOU 434 295 Brady, NWE 458 301 Orton, DEN 369 229 V. Young, TEN 175 107 Garrard, JAC 386 239 C. Palmer, CIN 365 222 Flacco, BAL 406 257
Rushers Att Yds 244 1509 233 1077 239 1068 241 969 178 887 181 875 172 867 182 774 181 662 147 648
C.Johnson, TEN Jnes-Drew, JAC T. Jones, NYJ Benson, CIN Mendenhall, PIT R. Rice, BAL Ri. Williams, MIA Moreno, DEN Addai, IND Ro. Brown, MIA
Avg 6.18 4.62 4.47 4.02 4.98 4.83 5.04 4.25 3.66 4.41
LG TD 91t 9 80t 13 71t 9 28t 6 60 5 50 6 68t 9 36 5 21 9 45 8
Avg 11.1 12.5 11.2 12.8 14.9 15.6 14.8 12.4 15.4 9.4
LG TD 58 4 39 9 80t 5 52t 6 72t 6 71t 9 56 4 75t 7 57 3 63 1
Receivers Welker, NWE Wayne, IND Dal. Clark, IND H. Ward, PIT A.Johnson, HOU R. Moss, NWE Gates, SND B. Marshall, DEN S. Holmes, PIT R. Rice, BAL
No 95 83 77 72 70 68 67 65 64 64
Lechler, OAK Moorman, BUF B. Fields, MIA Scifres, SND Colquitt, KAN Koch, BAL Zastudil, CLE McAfee, IND Huber, CIN Sepulveda, PIT
No 76 69 58 41 76 55 49 44 60 53
Yds 1053 1035 859 922 1044 1058 994 808 987 599 Yds 3914 3236 2674 1882 3479 2474 2188 1949 2629 2324
LG 70 66 66 65 70 60 60 60 61 58
Avg 51.5 46.9 46.1 45.9 45.8 45.0 44.7 44.3 43.8 43.8
Punt Returners No 19 25 27 33 31 24 21 19 21 20
Welker, NWE Cribbs, CLE E. Royal, DEN Cosby, CIN Jac. Jones, HOU Logan, PIT Leonhard, NYJ Sproles, SND Bess, MIA B. Wade, KAN
Yds 265 316 319 389 341 203 173 155 168 156
Avg 13.9 12.6 11.8 11.8 11.0 8.5 8.2 8.2 8.0 7.8
LG TD 69 0 67t 1 71t 1 60 0 62 0 25 0 37 0 77t 1 22 0 18 0
Kickoff Returners No Ginn Jr., MIA 33 Jac. Jones, HOU 21 Webb, BAL 31 Logan, PIT 44 Cribbs, CLE 45 Charles, KAN 35 F. Jackson, BUF 29 E. Royal, DEN 24 B.Witherspn, JAC 22 L. Wshingtn, NYJ 16
Yds 943 579 828 1175 1163 901 729 579 530 385
Avg LG TD 28.6 101t 2 27.6 95t 1 26.7 95t 1 26.7 83 0 25.8 98t 1 25.7 97t 1 25.1 71 0 24.1 93t 1 24.1 42 0 24.1 43 0
Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush 13 13 12 9 11 9 10 9 9 0 9 9 9 7 9 9 9 0 8 8
Jones-Drew, JAC Addai, IND Ri. Williams, MIA C. Johnson, TEN R. Moss, NWE T. Jones, NYJ McGahee, BAL Tomlinson, SND Wayne, IND Ro. Brown, MIA Kaeding, SND Gostkowski, NWE Prater, DEN Feely, NYJ D. Carpenter, MIA Bironas, TEN Je. Reed, PIT Lindell, BUF S. Graham, CIN K. Brown, HOU
PAT 37-38 35-35 24-24 24-24 29-30 25-25 32-32 19-19 24-25 31-31
Rec 0 3 2 1 9 0 2 0 9 0
Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pts 78 72 66 62 56 54 54 54 54 48
FG 25-28 21-26 22-26 21-24 19-20 19-23 16-20 20-23 18-23 14-20
LG Pts 55 112 53 98 50 90 55 87 52 86 53 82 46 80 56 79 53 78 56 73
NFC individual leaders Week 13 Quarterbacks Brees, NOR Favre, MIN Rodgers, GBY Warner, ARI Romo, DAL McNabb, PHL E. Mnning, NYG J. Cmpbll, WAS Ale. Smith, SNF Hasselbck, SEA
Att Com 392 271 403 278 420 275 404 273 414 257 310 189 379 225 370 244 241 149 340 208
Yds TD Int 3536 29 10 3149 26 5 3399 25 7 3003 23 11 3325 20 7 2427 16 6 2925 20 11 2724 15 12 1577 13 7 2153 13 7
Rushers Att Yds S. Jackson, STL 266 1232 A. Petrson, MIN 243 1103 D. Wiliams, CAR 197 1022 R. Grant, GBY 227 931 M. Turner, ATL 177 864 Jacobs, NYG 187 722
3.46 4.40 4.88 5.46
31 35 80t 34t
Yds 969 979 744 738 874 1036 781 763 669 762
Avg 11.7 12.6 10.2 10.7 13.4 16.4 12.4 12.1 11.0 12.7
LG TD 34t 10 51 5 44 1 27 5 90t 8 63 4 42 10 44 4 53 3 44t 3
No 75 65 66 63 52 54 58 51 46 56
Yds 3621 3081 3117 2926 2374 2406 2569 2245 1988 2414
LG 64 64 70 63 61 60 63 58 70 56
D. Jackson, PHL Crayton, DAL Reynaud, MIN Munnerlyn, CAR C. Smith, TAM Weems, ATL Northcutt, DET Amendola, STL Burleson, SEA Breaston, ARI
No 21 28 15 21 23 20 19 21 29 26
Yds 326 380 164 223 232 198 178 190 259 230
Avg 15.5 13.6 10.9 10.6 10.1 9.9 9.4 9.0 8.9 8.8
Avg 48.3 47.4 47.2 46.4 45.7 44.6 44.3 44.0 43.2 43.1 LG TD 85t 1 82t 2 36 0 37 0 21 0 24 0 43 0 30 0 29 0 64 0
Kickoff Returners No Knox, CHI 29 C. Smith, TAM 31 Harvin, MIN 34 Roby, NOR 35 Weems, ATL 40 Stpns-Hwlng, ARI 36 D. Manning, CHI 20 Amendola, STL 43 E. Hobbs, PHL 20 M. Robinson, SNF17
Yds 853 902 986 961 1035 897 494 1059 481 402
Avg LG TD 29.4 102t 1 29.1 83 0 29.0 101t 2 27.5 97t 1 25.9 62 0 24.9 99t 1 24.7 44 0 24.6 58 0 24.1 63 0 23.6 40 0
Scoring Touchdowns A. Peterson, MIN Ve. Davis, SNF Fitzgerald, ARI M. Turner, ATL Austin, DAL Gore, SNF Meachem, NOR Shiancoe, MIN Colston, NOR Harvin, MIN
TD Rush 12 12 10 0 10 0 10 10 9 0 9 6 9 0 9 0 8 0 8 0
Akers, PHL Tynes, NYG Crosby, GBY Longwell, MIN Carney, NOR Mare, SEA Rackers, ARI Folk, DAL Gould, CHI Suisham, WAS
PAT 33-34 33-33 33-34 42-42 50-52 24-24 36-36 31-31 23-23 20-21
Rec 0 10 10 0 9 3 8 9 8 6
Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Pts 72 60 60 60 54 54 54 54 48 48
Kicking FG 26-30 24-29 22-29 19-20 13-17 21-23 15-16 16-24 18-21 18-21
LG 52 52 52 52 46 47 45 51 52 48
Avg 4.63 4.54 5.19 4.10 4.88 3.86
LG TD 58 4 64t 12 77 7 37 5 58t 10 31 4
Bronko Nagurski award winners
4 4 6 5
Pts 111 105 99 99 89 87 81 79 77 74
College schedule All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 12 EAST Army (5-6) vs. Navy (8-4) at Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m.
SOUTH Yds TD Int 3311 21 6 3685 25 11 3145 19 11 3449 22 12 3638 22 10 2627 14 7 1251 6 3 2848 10 6 2547 16 10 2881 14 11
NFL team statistics
New England Indianapolis Pittsburgh Houston San Diego Tennessee Jacksonville Baltimore Denver Cincinnati Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo Kansas City Oakland Cleveland
Rush 142.6 130.3 123.6 117.1 124.6 94.1 108.5 113.4 101.0 151.9 93.4 88.0 120.1 94.8 102.8 91.3
— Clinched AFC South — Clinches homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs with: Win, OR Tie plus Cincinnati loss plus San Diego loss — Clinches first-round bye with: Tie Cincinnati loss or tie plus San Diego loss, OR Cincinnati loss plus San Diego loss or tie
Yards 414.6 390.4 374.8 367.6 355.4 353.3 351.7 339.3 334.7 331.9 326.1 324.9 273.9 265.6 247.8 242.4
242.1 242.9 188.2 267.0 220.3 250.8 246.1
THURSDAY PITTSBURGH STEELERS at CLEVELAND BROWNS — STEELERS: Pittsburgh did not practice, the practice report is an estimation. DNP: QB Charlie Batch (left wrist), CB William Gay (head), RB Rashard Mendenhall (ankle), S Troy Polamalu (knee), WR Hines Ward (hamstring). BROWNS: Cleveland conducted a walkthrough, the practice report is an estimation. DNP: DE Kenyon Coleman (knee). LIMITED: QB Derek Anderson (illness), LB David Bowens (knee), LB Blake Costanzo (shoulder), G Rex Hadnot (knee), RB Chris Jennings (shoulder), WR Brian Robiskie (toe), DE Robaire Smith (shoulder), RB Lawrence Vickers (hamstring), LB Kamerion Wimbley (knee), CB Eric Wright (hamstring). FULL: CB Mike Adams (finger), TE Michael Gaines (shoulder), TE Robert Royal (finger).
103.4 107.0 172.1 100.3 158.7 143.8 154.2
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE New Orleans Dallas Minnesota Green Bay N.Y. Giants Arizona Philadelphia Atlanta Washington CAROLINA Seattle Chicago St. Louis Detroit Tampa Bay San Francisco
678 669 668 666
N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m.
Packers 27, Ravens 14 0 10
A. Lee, SNF B. Graham, ARI J. Ryan, SEA Do. Jones, STL J. Baker, CAR Kluwe, MIN McBriar, DAL Kapinos, GBY Koenen, ATL N. Harris, DET
Monday, Dec. 21
Monday’s late game 14 0
196 152 137 122
Sunday, Dec. 20 New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Chicago at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Miami at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Arizona at Detroit, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Carolina, 8:20 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 8:20 p.m.
Kev. Smith, DET M. Barber, DAL Gore, SNF P. Thomas, NOR
Dallas at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.
Q. Which Texas running back captured the 1977 Heisman Trophy?
Class 2AA: Reidsville (15-0) vs. Newton-Conover (141), 11 a.m.
No Fitzgerald, ARI 83 St. Smith, NYG 78 Witten, DAL 73 T. Gonzalez, ATL 69 R. White, ATL 65 S. Rice, MIN 63 Ve. Davis, SNF 63 Boldin, ARI 63 Hshmndzdh, SEA 61 Burleson, SEA 60
Arizona at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.
Green Bay 27, Baltimore 14
Baltimore Green Bay
PA 234 233 267 314
SWAC Championship, Alabama A&M (7-4) vs. Prairie View (8-1) at Birmingham, Ala., 2 p.m.
NCAA FCS playoffs First Round Saturday, Nov. 28 Appalachian State 20, S.C. State 13 Villaonova 38, Holy Cross 28 Richmond 16, Elon 13 William & Mary 38, Weber State 0 Southern Illinois 48, Eastern Illinois 7 Montana 61, South Dakota State 48 New Hampshire 49, McNeese State 13 Stephen F. Austin 44, E. Washington 33 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 5 William & Mary 24, Southern Illinois 3 Montana 51, Stephen F. Austin 0 Villanova 46, New Hampshire 7 Appalachian State 35, Richmond 31 Semifinals Friday, Dec. 11 William & Mary (11-2) at Villanova (12-1), 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 App. State (11-2) at Montana (13-0), 4 p.m. Championship Friday, Dec. 18 At Finley Stadium/Davenport Field Chattanooga, Tenn. Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.
NCAA D-II playoffs Quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 28 California, Pa. 57, West Liberty 35 Grand Valley St. 24, Minnesota-Duluth 10 Carson-Newman 24, North Alabama 21 NW Missouri St. 21, C. Washington 20 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 5 Grand Valley St. 41, Carson-Newman 27 NW Missouri State 56, California, Pa. 31 Championship Saturday, Dec. 12 Braly Municipal Stadium, Florence, Ala. Grand Valley State (13-1) vs. Northwest Missouri State (13-1), 1 p.m.
NCAA D-III playoffs Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 5 Mount Union 55, Albright 3 Wesley 12, Johns Hopkins 0 Wisconsin-Whitewater 31, Wittenberg 13 Linfield 31, St. Thomas, Minn. 20 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 12 Wesley (13-0) at Mt Union (13-0), Noon Linfield (13-0) at Wisc-Whitewater (13-0), 1 p.m. Championship Saturday, Dec. 19 At Salem Stadium, Salem, Va. Seminfinal winners, 11 a.m.
NAIA playoffs Quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 28 Saint Xavier 52, Lambuth 10 Sioux Falls 49, Morningside 21 Carroll, Mont. 34, MidAmerica Nazarene 13 Lindenwood 64, Ottawa, Kan. 26
Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 5 Sioux Falls 48, Saint Xavier 6 Lindenwood 42, Carroll, Mont. 35
Championship Saturday, Dec. 19 At Barron Stadium, Rome, Ga. Sioux Falls (14-0) vs. Lindenwood (13-0), Noon
Butkus Award winners Winners of college football’s annual Butkus Award, presented to the nation’s top linebacker: 2009—Rolando McClain, Alabama 2008—Aaron Curry, Wake Forest 2007—James Laurinaitis, Ohio State 2006—Patrick Willis, Mississippi 2005—Paul Posluszny, Penn State 2004—Derrick Johnson, Texas 2003—Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma 2002—E.J. Henderson, Maryland 2001—Rocky Calmus, Oklahoma 2000—Dan Morgan, Miami 1999—LaVar Arrington, Penn State 1998—Chris Claiborne, Southern Cal 1997—Andy Katzenmoyer, Ohio State 1996—Matt Russell, Colorado 1995—Kevin Hardy, Illinois 1994—Dana Howard, Illinois 1993—Trev Alberts, Nebraska 1992—Marvin Jones, Florida State 1991—Erick Anderson, Michigan 1990—Alfred Williams, Colorado 1989—Percy Snow, Michigan State 1988—Derrick Thomas, Alabama 1987—Paul McGowan, Florida State 1986—Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma 1985—Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma
Winners of college football’s annual Nagurski Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive player: 2009—Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska 2008—Brian Orakpo, Texas 2007—Glenn Dorsey, LSU 2006—James Laurinaitis, Ohio State 2005—Elvis Dumervil, Louisville 2004—Derrick Johnson, Texas 2003—Derrick Strait, Oklahoma 2002—Terrell Suggs, Arizona State 2001—Roy Williams, Oklahoma 2000—Dan Morgan, Miami 1999—Corey Moore, Virginia Tech 1998—Champ Bailey, Georgia 1997—Charles Woodson, Michigan 1996—Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 1995—Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 1994—Warren Sapp, Miami 1993—Rob Waldorf, Arizona
11. North Carolina (7-1) beat Radford 7448. Next: vs. Gardner-Webb, Sunday. 12. Florida State (8-0) did not play. Next: at UCF, Wednesday, Dec. 16. 13. Georgia (9-0) beat Tennessee State 71-50. Next: vs. No. 19 Virginia, Sunday, Dec. 20. 14. Arizona State (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. North Dakota, Wednesday. 15. Pittsburgh (8-0) beat Valparaiso 77-52. Next: at Penn State, Saturday. 16. Oklahoma (6-2) did not play. Next: at Marist, Wednesday. 17. Texas (5-3) did not play. Next: vs. Mississippi, Wednesday, Dec. 16. 18. Vanderbilt (8-1) did not play. Next: at Quinnipiac, Thursday. 19. Virginia (7-2) beat Furman 74-43. Next: at No. 13 Georgia, Sunday, Dec. 20. 20. Dayton (8-1) did not play. Next: at Toledo, Wednesday. 21. Michigan State (5-3) did not play. Next: vs. No. 8 Xavier, Wednesday. 22. California (4-3) did not play. Next: vs. San Jose State, Wednesday. 23. Kansas (5-2) did not play. Next: vs. UMKC, Thursday. 24. Nebraska (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. Creighton, Wednesday. 25. Maryland (8-1) did not play. Next: at Towson, Thursday.
Boston Coll. Duke Ga. Tech N.C. State Va. Tech Clemson Florida St. N. Carolina Wake Forest Maryland Virginia Miami
W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Conf. L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Pct. 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000
Overall W L 6 2 7 1 6 1 6 1 6 1 7 2 7 2 7 2 5 2 5 3 4 4 8 1
Pct. .750 .875 .857 .857 .857 .778 .778 .778 .714 .625 .500 .889
W 17 10 7 5 1
Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey
W 16 14 11 9 7
Today’s games Harvard at Boston College, 7 p.m. VMI at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s games Georgia Southern at N.C. State, 2 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Maryland, 4:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Penn St., 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Presbyterian at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. S.C. State at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday’s games Elon at Wake Forest, 2 p.m. Furman at Clemson, 4 p.m. Rhode Island at Boston College, 6:45 p.m. (FSN)
Big South men All Times EDT Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .500 .000 .000 .000
Overall W L 7 2 4 2 1 6 4 3 4 3 4 6 3 4 3 3 4 4 2 7
Pct. .778 .667 .143 .571 .571 .400 .429 .500 .500 .222
Today’s games High Point at South Carolina St., 7:30 p.m. VMI at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m. Radford at Kansas, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saturday’s games VMI at Seton Hall, 12 p.m. Bridgewater at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Charlotte, 3:30 p.m. Presbyterian at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Kentucky Christian at Liberty, 7 p.m., Barton at Winthrop, 8 p.m.
Big South women All Times EDT Conf. L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pct. .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000
Overall W L 8 1 6 1 6 2 4 4 3 4 2 5 2 5 1 6 0 10
GB — 8 1 10 ⁄2 121 15 ⁄2
L 4 6 9 11 12
Pct .800 .700 .550 .450 .368
GB — 2 5 7 81⁄2
W 15 9 8 7 6
Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Chicago Indiana
L 5 11 12 11 12
Pct .750 .450 .400 .389 .333
GB — 6 7 7 8
Pct. .889 .857 .750 .500 .429 .286 .286 .143 .000
Tuesday’s game North Carolina 74, Radford 48
Today’s game Campbell at High Point, 7 p.m.
Friday’s game So. Wesleyan at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.
Saturday’s games Radford at VCU, 4 p.m. Augusta State at Winthrop, 5:30 p.m. UNC Wilmington at High Point, 7 p.m.
Sunday’s games Converse at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. Gardner-Webb at North Carolina, 3 p.m.
AP Top 25 fared Tuesday 1. Kansas (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Richmond, Wednesday. 2. Texas (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Texas State, Saturday. 3. Villanova (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. Saint Joseph’s, Wednesday. 4. Kentucky (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 14 Connecticut, Wednesday. 5. Purdue (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Valparaiso, Wednesday. 6. West Virginia (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Duquesne, Wednesday. 7. Syracuse (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 10 Florida, Thursday. 8. Duke (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. Gardner-Webb, Tuesday, Dec. 15. 9. Tennessee (6-1) did not play. Next: at Middle Tennessee, Friday. 10. Florida (8-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 7 Syracuse, Thursday. 11. North Carolina (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Presbyterian, Saturday. 12. Michigan State (7-2) did not play. Next: vs. Oakland, Mich., Thursday. 13. Ohio State (7-1) did not play. Next: at No. 22 Butler, Saturday. 14. Connecticut (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 4 Kentucky, Wednesday. 15. Georgetown (7-0) beat No. 22 Butler 7265. Next: vs. No. 17 Washington, Saturday. 16. Texas A&M (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. New Mexico, Saturday. 17. Washington (6-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 15 Georgetown, Saturday. 18. UNLV (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Kansas State, Saturday. 19. Cincinnati (5-1) did not play. Next: vs. Miami (Ohio), Thursday. 20. Wisconsin (6-1) did not play. Next: at Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wednesday. 21. Gonzaga (6-2) did not play. Next: vs. Davidson, Saturday. 22. Butler (6-3) lost to No. 15 Georgetown 72-65. Next: vs. No. 13 Butler, Saturday. 23. Texas Tech (9-0) beat TCU 80-70. Next: at Wichita State, Saturday, Dec. 19. 24. Georgia Tech (6-1) did not play. Next: at Chattanooga, Monday. 25. Mississippi (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. McNeese State, Saturday.
Women’s Top 25 fared 1. Connecticut (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Hartford, Thursday. 2. Stanford (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. DePaul, Sunday. 3. Notre Dame (8-0) beat IPFW 96-60. Next: vs. Valparaiso, Saturday. 4. Tennessee (7-0) did not play. Next: vs. Rutgers, Sunday. 5. LSU (6-0) did not play. Next: vs New Orleans, Sunday. 6. Baylor (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. Boston College, Sunday. 7. Duke (7-1) did not play. Next: at No. 2 Stanford, Tuesday, Dec. 15. 8. Xavier (7-0) did not play. Next: at No. 21 Michigan State, Wednesday. 9. Ohio State (9-1) did not play. Next: at Mississippi, Sunday. 10. Texas A&M (6-0) vs. North Texas. Next: at TCU, Saturday.
Class 4A: Harnett Central (15-0) vs. A.C. Reynolds (13-2), 3:30 p.m. Class 4AA: Fayetteville Britt (15-0) vs. Matthews Butler (14-0), 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Islanders 2 Montreal at Ottawa, late Vancouver at Nashville, late Dallas at Anaheim, late
Today’s Games Florida at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Atlanta at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday’s Games Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W 14 11 9 8 8
Dallas Houston San Antonio New Orleans Memphis
L 7 9 9 11 12
Pct .667 .550 .500 .421 .400
GB —1 21⁄2 3 ⁄2 51 5 ⁄2
Northwest Division W 16 12 13 11 3
Denver Utah Portland Oklahoma City Minnesota
L 6 8 9 9 18
Pct .727 .600 .591 .550 .143
GB — 3 3 4 121⁄2
Pct .842 .714 .474 .450 .300
GB — 2 71 7 ⁄21 10 ⁄2
Pacific Division W 16 15 9 9 6
L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Clippers Golden State
L 3 6 10 11 14
Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 107, Denver 95 Toronto 94, Minnesota 88 Boston 98, Milwaukee 89 Cleveland at Memphis, late Sacramento at New Orleans, late New Jersey at Chicago, late Phoenix at Dallas, late Orlando at L.A. Clippers, late
Halftime: Wesleyan 14-10 Leaders: WCA – Jodi Smith 12, Mercedes Ducker 8, Emily Scott 6 Records: WCA 2-2 Next game: Wesleyan plays host to Cary Academy on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
GIRLS Ledford 64, West Davidson 32 Halftime: Ledford 39-18 Leaders: Ledford – Cady Ray 14, Emmalee Thomas 12 Records: Ledford 5-0 Next game: Ledford at Central Davidson, today, 4:30 p.m.
BOYS Ledford 64, West Davidson 60
Halftime: West 31-21 Leaders: Ledford – Anthony Hughes 23 points, eight assists, four offensive rebounds; Matt Thorburn 15 Records: Ledford 3-2 Next game: Ledford at Central Davidson, today, at 5:45 p.m.
Middle school Basketball
Thursday’s Games Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Washington, 8 p.m. Orlando at Utah, 10:30 p.m.
BOYS G’boro Day 28, HP Christian “B” 22
Bobcats 107, Nuggets 95 DENVER (95) Anthony 12-22 10-11 34, J.Graham 3-5 2-2 8, Nene 3-6 2-4 8, Billups 4-11 6-6 14, Afflalo 1-5 0-0 2, Andersen 2-4 4-4 8, Smith 7-16 11 16, Lawson 2-5 0-0 5, Balkman 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 34-75 25-30 95. CHARLOTTE (107) Wallace 8-16 8-11 25, Diaw 3-10 0-0 7, Chandler 0-2 1-2 1, Felton 6-7 0-0 14, Jackson 8-19 9-9 25, Mohammed 3-7 9-10 15, Augustin 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Diop 0-0 0-0 0, S.Graham 2-4 0-0 4, Henderson 0-1 2-3 2, Murray 3-5 2-2 10. Totals 35-76 31-37 107. Denver Charlotte
Junior varsity Basketball GIRLS Wesleyan 32, Calvary Baptist 26
Monday’s Games Denver 93, Philadelphia 83 New York 93, Portland 84 Oklahoma City 104, Golden State 88 Utah 104, San Antonio 101
Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Portland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.
Montreat at UNC Asheville, 4:30 p.m. Roanoke at Radford, 4 p.m.
W Gard.-Webb 0 Liberty 0 Coastal Caro. 0 Charleston S. 0 Winthrop 0 High Point 0 UNC-Ashe. 0 Radford 0 Presbyterian 0
Pct .810 .435 .318 .238 .050
Auburn 68, Virginia 67
Conf. W L Coastal Caro. 2 0 Radford 2 0 UNC-Ashe. 1 0 High Point 1 1 VMI 1 1 Liberty 1 1 Winthrop 1 1 Gard.-Webb 0 1 Charleston S. 0 2 Presbyterian 0 2
L 4 13 15 16 19
Southeast Division Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington
Class 3A: Eastern Alamance (14-1) vs. West Rowan (150), 11:30 a.m.
All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
All Times EDT
Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh
Phoenix 2, Minnesota 0 Los Angeles 2, Calgary 1
Class 3AA: South Johnston (14-1) vs. Belmont South Point (13-2), 2:30 p.m.
— 95 — 107
3-Point Goals—Denver 2-16 (Lawson 1-2, Smith 1-5, J.Graham 0-1, Nene 0-1, Billups 0-2, Anthony 0-2, Afflalo 0-3), Charlotte 6-14 (Felton 2-2, Murray 2-3, Wallace 1-2, Diaw 1-3, Jackson 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Denver 44 (Nene 10), Charlotte 49 (Wallace 16). Assists—Denver 11 (Smith 4), Charlotte 14 (Jackson 6). Total Fouls—Denver 24, Charlotte 26. Technicals—Anthony, Billups. A—14,127 (19,077).
Halftime: HPCA 14-7 Leaders: HPCA – Casey Penland 8, Bobby Little 6 Records: HPCA 1-2 Next game: HPCA at Westchester, Thursday, 4 p.m.
BOYS Greensboro Day 59, HP Christian 20 Halftime: GDS 33-12 Leaders: HPCA – Austin Dente 7, Nicholas Davis 6 Records: HPCA 2-3 Next game: HPCA plays host to Westchester Country Day on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
GIRLS Wesleyan Christian 27, Calvary 24 Halftime: 10-10 Leaders: WCA – Jessica Williard 15, Anna Massey 6, Caylin Prillaman 5 Records: WCA 3-3 Next game: WCA vs. High Point Christian, Friday, 5:15 p.m.
BOYS Calvary Baptist 39, Wesleyan Gold 30 Halftime: CB 27-15 Leaders: WCA Gold – Woody Cornwell 7, Jared Bruce 4, Ryan Clinch 4 Records: WCA Gold 4-3 Next game: WCA Gold plays host to HPCA on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
NHL All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP 28 31 28 29 30
New Jersey Pittsburgh Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers N.Y. Islanders
W 20 20 14 14 11
L OT Pts GF GA 7 1 41 81 61 10 1 41 99 83 13 1 29 86 81 14 1 29 83 88 12 7 29 78 95
Northeast Division GP 29 27 28 30 29
Boston Buffalo Ottawa Montreal Toronto
W L OT Pts GF GA 15 9 5 35 76 72 16 9 2 34 73 62 14 10 4 32 83 87 14 14 2 30 76 87 9 13 7 25 83 104
Southeast Division GP 30 27 29 30 29
Washington Atlanta Tampa Bay Florida Carolina
W L OT Pts GF GA 19 5 6 44 111 82 15 9 3 33 89 78 11 10 8 30 74 85 11 13 6 28 82 103 7 17 5 19 70 105
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP 28 29 29 29 28
Chicago Nashville Detroit Columbus St. Louis
W 18 16 14 13 12
L OT Pts GF GA 7 3 39 85 64 11 2 34 73 80 10 5 33 83 82 11 5 31 89 105 11 5 29 70 77
Northwest Division GP 32 29 29 30 29
Colorado Calgary Vancouver Edmonton Minnesota
W L OT Pts GF GA 17 9 6 40 98 95 18 8 3 39 87 71 16 13 0 32 91 75 13 13 4 30 90 95 13 13 3 29 78 88
Pacific Division San Jose Los Angeles Phoenix Dallas Anaheim NOTE: Two overtime loss.
GP W L OT Pts GF GA 31 19 7 5 43 104 82 31 18 10 3 39 95 93 30 18 11 1 37 75 68 29 13 8 8 34 85 85 29 10 13 6 26 82 96 points for a win, one point for
GIRLS HP Christian 26, Greensboro Day 12 Halftime: HPCA 21-8 Leaders: HPCA – Hailey Riffe 14, Madison Mathis 4, Nikki Zittinger 4, Sydney Harris 4 Records: HPCA 3-2 Next game: HPCA vs. Westchester, Thursday, 4 p.m.
BASEBALL American League
CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Agreed to terms with INF Mark Teahen on a three-year contract. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Brad Thomas on a one-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Signed INF Chone Figgins to a four-year contract.
National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Designated OF Ryan Church for assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Roy Corcoran, RHP Casey Daigle, RHP Gary Majewski, 2B Drew Meyer, INF Oswaldo Navarro, OF Alex Romero, RHP Ryan Sadowski, and 1B-3B Chris Shelton on minor league contracts.
FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS—Released WR Troy Bergeron. Placed LB Tony Gilbert on injured reserve. Signed RB Verron Haynes and TE Jason Rader. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed DB London Fryar to the practice squad. Placed DB Vince Anderson on the practice squad-injured list. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Placed KR Clifton Smith on injured reserve. Signed RB Kareem Huggins from the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Placed RB Clinton Portis on injured reserve. Cut K Shaun Suisham. Signed K Graham Gano.
Monday’s Games Toronto 5, Atlanta 2 New Jersey 3, Buffalo 0 Edmonton 3, Florida 2, SO Carolina 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 3, Tampa Bay 0 Montreal 3, Philadelphia 1 Colorado 4, St. Louis 0
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Southwest Guilford’s Alesha Mott (left) and T.W. Andrews’ Bria Byrd clash for a rebound during Tuesday night’s game.
T.W. Andrews’ Torian Showers (14) and Southwest Guilford’s Chris Love battle for the ball during Tuesday night’s game.
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BASKETBALL WHEATMORE, EAST DAVIDSON THOMASVILLE – East Davidson’s girls scored 20 points in the second quarter and 27 in the third to ease past Wheatmore 67-42 in Tuesday’s nonconference game. The Golden Eagles (3-1) used their first surge to take a 29-16 halftime lead, then iced the win in the third quarter with plenty of points off their defensive pressure. Haley Grimsley led East with 16 points and Candace Fox had 14 points, six assists and five steals. Summer Pope added nine points and four rebounds for the Eagles, Amanda Baker had eight points and three boards, and Taylor Alexander tallied seven points and eight boards. Courtney Rains led the Warriors (2-5) with 12 points. In the boys game, East hit five shots from the 3-point line in the third quarter to pull away for a 73-59 victory. Taylor Warren scored 16 points to lead the Eagles, with Duncan Bean getting his 15 points on five 3s.Blake Dodd added 10 points and Dale Thomas eight for East, which improved to 1-3 for the year. Wheatmore got 16 points from Dakota DON DAVIS JR. | HPE White, with Keegan Dunn chipping in with T.W. Andrews’ Elaina Skarote (center) feels the pressure from Southwest Guilford’s Brittany 14 and Ray Edwards 12. Connor (left) and Brittney Mercer during Tuesday night’s game. East visits Randleman today, while Wheatmore plays host to Southwestern Randolph. Bishop visits West Stokes on Friday. my’s boys picked up the defensive intensity and got strong rebounding efforts from Will SOUTHEAST GUILFORD, RAGSDALE JAMESTOWN – The Ragsdale girls built a 19- Coble and Deng Leek in a win over Calvary LEDFORD, WEST DAVIDSON TYRO – Will Essick scored 21 points to lead point lead entering the fourth quarter and Baptist. The Trojans (7-4) picked up a 65-43 victory a balance Ledford attack as the Panther boys cruised to a 44-35 win over Southeast Guilford after pulling away from their 32-21 halftime beat West Davidson 69-46 in Tuesday’s nonon Tuesday in nonconference action. The Tiger boys completed the sweep with a lead. Deng Leek had 20 points, nine rebounds conference game. and four blocks to lead Wesleyan, while Daniel Lawson had 17 points and led the 66-55 triumph. The Tiger girls (3-1) grabbed an eight-point Coble tallied 11 points, 11 boards and three rebounding effort, while Dylan Smith scored advantage at the half when Ally Dornell’s 3- steals. David Leonard also had 11 points and 12 points and Steven Fuquay eight for the pointer splashed home at the buzzer. Rags- seven rebounds as the Trojans improved to Panthers (2-2). A 23-11 surge in the second quarter helped dale then outscored the Falcons (3-2) 17-6 in 7-4. Wesleyan’s girls fell 58-51 in overtime to Ledford open up an 18-point halftime lead the third quarter. against West, which was led by Michael Ciara Jackson paced the Tigers with 20 Calvary. The Trojans dropped to 3-2 for the season Baynard’s 15 points. points and 11 rebounds. Lindsay Lee added entering Friday’s game against visiting Ledford’s girls shut out West in the first eight points and 11 boards. quarter and romped to a 62-30 win. In the nightcap, Benaiah Wise sparked Cary Academy. The Panthers led 10-0 after eight minutes, Ragsdale (1-4) with 20 points. Kalik Parker 32-14 at the half and by 28 entering the fourth added 19 points and four rebounds, while WESTOVER, HAYWORTH CHRISTIAN HIGH POINT – Hayworth Christian School quarter. Taylor Ballard paced Ledford with Devante Fletcher finished with 13 points, headed into Christmas break in style, sweep- 15 points and five rebounds, while Megan eight rebounds and three blocks. Surles tallied 10 points and five rebounds. ing Westover on Tuesday night. The Tigers visit Reagan today. Hayworth’s girls prevailed 53-34, while the The balanced attack included six points and seven rebounds from Brooke Baldwin, plus boys netted a 39-38 victory. GREENSBORO DAY, HIGH POINT CHRISTIAN Madison Dowdy paced Hayworth’s girls six points, two assists and two steals from HIGH POINT – Greensboro Day School banked home a shot at the regular buzzer (4-1) with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three Molly Holbert. Stevi Williams netted five to force overtime, but High Point Christian steals. Brittany Farmer added 18 points, six points, six rebounds, four assists and three Academy’s girls bounced back in overtime boards and two blocks, while Kaitlin Ed- steals. The Panthers play host to Central Davidwards finished with nine points and 10 refor a 48-39 victory on Tuesday night. son today. bounds and Brittany Spencer had fi ve points The Cougars led by 10 at halftime before GDS rallied. Late free throws by Tara and 11 boards. For the Hayworth boys (4-1), Matt Hass led GLENN, WEST FORSYTH Moseley and Courtney Calicutt gave HPCA CLEMMONS – West Forsyth held off Glenn’s a two-point lead with four seconds to go. the way with 14 points, while Trent Haithcock had 11 and Josiah McClure collected boys 75-69 Tuesday night in nonconference The Cougars shook off the Greensboro Day action. buzzer-beater with solid free-throw shooting 10. Harry Robinson scored 17 points to lead in the extra session to go along with a key 3the Bobcats, while Matt Hodges scored 14 WINSTON-SALEM PREP, BISHOP pointer by Charity Tillotson. KERNERSVILLE – Megan Buckland scored 21 and Tyler Lee 11. Glenn (2-1) visits North Carly Black led the Cougars (3-5) with 17 points, while Kylie Welborn, Moseley and points to lead the Bishop McGuinness girls Davidson on Thursday. to a 51-38 win over Winston-Salem Prep in Kathryn Cox each scored six points. In the boys game, Greensboro Day jumped Tuesday’s Northwest 1A/2A Conference SMITH, SOUTHERN GUILFORD SUMNER – Smith’s boys nipped Southern to a 38-14 halftime lead and won 72-36. Ryan game. The Villains led by 10 early in the third Guilford 63-53 on Tuesday night. Dula had 12 points to lead the Cougars, who quarter before a 7-2 spurt stretched the marNick Bell led the Storm (1-4) with 16 points, fell to 2-6. HPCA travels to Northside Christian on gin to 15 and iced the win. Sarah Coon had while Keemon Ingram added 11 and Jamie five points and six rebounds for Bishop, and Cunningham and Austen Thompson had Friday. Buckland also pulled down 10 boards as the nine each. Villains improved to 3-0 overall and in the Southern plays host to Randleman on CALVARY, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN Monday. HIGH POINT – Wesleyan Christian Acade- NWC.
CHARLOTTE (AP) – Gerald Wallace had 25 points and 16 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats frustrated Carmelo Anthony and Denver in a 107-95 victory Tuesday night that snapped the Nuggets’ four-game winning streak. Anthony, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 34 points and seven rebounds, but Wallace outplayed him down the stretch and a frustrated Anthony picked up a technical foul with just under a minute left to help seal Charlotte’s second straight win. Stephen Jackson had 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Nazr Mohammed added 15 points for the Bobcats, who outscored Denver 20-8 over the final 6 minutes. J.R. Smith had 16 points for the Nuggets, who played without injured forward Kenyon Martin.
Hoyas stuff Butler NEW YORK (AP) – Greg Monroe had 24 points and 15 rebounds – both career highs – to lead No. 15 Georgetown to a 72-65 victory over No. 22 Butler on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Monroe, last season’s Big East rookie of the year, recorded his third double-double of the season as the Hoyas (70) used their size advantage to control the paint at both ends. Georgetown finished with a 43-30 rebound advantage, outscored the Bulldogs (6-3) 30-16 inside and held Butler forward Matt Howard to nine points on 1-of-9 shooting.
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CHAPEL HILL – Cetera DeGraffenreid scored 15 points to help No. 11 North Carolina beat Radford 74-48 on Tuesday night. Italee Lucas and Waltiea Rolle added 11 points apiece for the Tar Heels (7-1). Brooke McElroy scored 13 points to lead Radford (1-6).
Granderson headed to Yanks INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Yankees pulled off the first big trade of this year’s session, reaching a tentative agreement Tuesday on a three-team, seven-player swap that would bring them AllStar center fielder Curtis Granderson from Detroit. New York would trade Ian Kennedy to Arizona, and Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to Detroit, which would ship Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks. Arizona would send Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth to the Tigers.
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Gammons to leave ESPN for MLB Network post INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Peter Gammons is leaving ESPN after the winter meetings to join the MLB Network. Gammons’ departure from ESPN was announced Tuesday and MLB Network could announce his hiring as early as today, a baseball official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because MLB Network had not made the announcement. Asked about his decision at the winter meetings, Gammons said he couldn’t discuss it until Wednesday. Gammons joined ESPN in 1989 and has been an AP
Green Bay’s Donald Driver (80) catches a touchdown pass in front of Baltimore’s Lardarius Webb during the first half of Monday night’s game at Lambeau Field. The Packers grabbed a 27-14 victory in a game that featured 310 penalty yards.
Rodgers, Packers clip Ravens GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Ray Lewis believes that the Ravens will make a run to the playoffs. However, there is a big caveat. “I feel more than confident any time you tell me I’m going to get a Terrell Suggs and an Ed Reed back,” Lewis said. “You never stop fighting, that’s the beauty of this team, but we have to stop the things that are getting us in trouble real early, whether it’s the penalties or it’s the turnovers.” In Baltimore’s 27-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Monday night, it was both in an ugly, flagfilled contest that saw the teams combine for 310 penalty yards, tied for second-most in NFL history. “The penalties were unbelievable for both sides,” said Packers coach Mike McCarthy, whose team
won its fourth in a row to improve to 8-4 and now sits in a position of strength for an NFC wild-card spot. “The adversity that we overcame throughout the football game is something that we will definitely carry forward with us.” Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, two to Jermichael Finley, as the Ravens (6-6) struggled in coverage without their star safety, Reed, who sat out with hip and ankle injuries. Suggs (knee) has been out since Nov. 16. The result was five pass interference flags, the most on one team in the NFL since 2001. Green Bay was flagged for pass interference four times and there were 23 total penalties in the game. Rodgers fininshed 26 of 40 for 263 yards with two interceptions, only
his sixth and seventh of the season. Reed’s replacement, Tom Zbikowski, had one of the interceptions but also allowed Finley to make a catch over him for the Packers’ first TD that made it 10-0. Green Bay extended the lead to 17-0 just before halftime on Donald Driver’s 8-yard TD reception, but the Packers found themselves in a suddenly tight game when the Ravens scored twice in 30 seconds after Rodgers’ second interception. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco was 15 of 36 for 137 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. The Packers sacked him three times, but the Ravens were able to close it to 17-14 on Kelley Washington’s 12-yard TD catch and a 1-yard TD by Willis McGahee after a 41-yard pass interference penalty on Tramon Williams.
Resilient Dolphins stay in playoff race MIAMI (AP) – Stephen Ross has been an NFL majority owner for 12 whole games, and he’s already impatient about his Miami Dolphins making the Super Bowl. This season’s game is Feb. 7 in Miami, and Ross wants the Dolphins to be the first team to play a Super Bowl in its own stadium. “It should only happen in Miami,” he said. “This year wouldn’t be soon enough.” Ross smiled as he spoke, and the comment would have been even funnier just last week, when his team appeared headed nowhere fast. Saddled with the NFL’s toughest schedule, the Dolphins started
the season 0-3, twice blew chances to reach .500 and lost Thanksgiving weekend at Buffalo in their worst performance since Bill Parcells came to town nearly two years ago. That left defending AFC East champion Miami at 5-6 and likely needing a sweep of the final five games for a return to the playoffs. “Our mettle got tested,” coach Tony Sparano said. As has been the case all season, the Dolphins bounced back. They fell behind New England 14-0 Sunday, then mounted a frantic rally, throwing 52 passes and kicking a field goal with barely a minute left to win 22-21.
“It was something out of a movie, man,” guard Justin Smiley said. “I am very honored to be a part of it.” With serious deficiencies at receiver, two rookies at cornerback and a first-year starter at quarterback, the Dolphins are probably not going to fulfill their owner’s Super Bowl wish. But a scenario sending them back to the playoffs is now an easier sell. New England (7-5) leads Miami in the division by only one game and has lost two in a row. As for the wildcard race, six AFC teams have more wins than the Dolphins, who play one of them Sunday at Jacksonville (7-5).
Quinn set for shot at rival Steelers BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Like so many Ohio kids raised on football, Brady Quinn developed a strong distaste for everything Pittsburgh Steelers. Growing up a die-hard Browns fan, Cleveland’s quarterback learned from an early age that those neighbors from Pennsylvania wearing black and gold were the enemy, Iron City villains to be despised and beaten whenever possible. Quinn’s heroes wore brown and orange. So which of the Steelers did he hate most? Jerome Bettis? Rod Woodson? Greg Lloyd? Bill Cowher? “I don’t know,” Quinn said on Tuesday. “I wasn’t really fond of any of them. That’s usually how it works.” Quinn, who has been showing signs he could blossom into a solid
NFL starter, will face Cleveland’s bitter – and much better – rival for the first time as a pro when the Browns (1-11) host the stumbling Steelers (6-6) on Thursday night. When the teams met on Oct. 18 at Heinz Field, Quinn watched from the sideline as the Steelers won their 12th straight over the Browns, 27-14. He had lost his starting job to Derek Anderson a few weeks earlier, benched after two starts by coach Eric Mangini. Quinn has been back under center for five starts, and it’s his turn to try and end the Steelers’ utter dominance over the Browns – 18 wins in 19 games since 2000. Cleveland hasn’t beaten Pittsburgh since Oct. 5, 2003, when Tim Couch directed the Browns to a 33-13 win.
Since then, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Trent Dilfer, Charlie Frye, Anderson and Bruce Gradkowski – who directed Oakland to a comeback win over Pittsburgh last week – all have failed to knock off the Steelers. Quinn’s up. But is he up to it? He’s coming off a three-touchdown, 271-yard performance against San Diego, Quinn’s second impressive outing in his last three games. After throwing one TD pass and five interceptions in his first three starts, he has seven TDs and not a single pick in his past three. Quinn has thrown 126 consecutive passes without an interception, the second-longest active streak in the league. Quinn is 0-7 as a starter this season and 1-9 in his stop-andstart pro career.
Steelers’ Polamalu could miss rest of season PITTSBURGH (AP) – With the Pittsburgh Steelers fast running out of games and his left knee still not healed, star safety Troy Polamalu isn’t certain if he will be back this season. Polamalu is hopeful of playing again, but he said Tuesday there is no definitive date for his return. Polamalu’s latest injury, to his posterior cruciate ligament, was initially expected to be less severe than the anterior cruciate ligament injury that kept him out of the Steelers’ second through fifth games. But he won’t play Thursday night in Cleveland, the fourth con-
secutive game he’s missed with his latest injury. The Steelers have 10 days off after Cleveland until their next game, and there is a chance the five-time Pro Bowl player could be ready to play Dec. 20 against Green Bay. However, Polamalu hasn’t been cleared to practice, much less play. Asked what it will take for him to play again this season, Polamalu said, “A whole lot of feeling. A whole lot of prayers. God willing, hopefully, I’ll be able to play. We’ll see what the doctor says.” Polamalu did not say when he is scheduled to be examined again, al-
though it is expected to be after the Steelers (6-6) play the Browns (1-11). Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has made relatively fast comebacks from knee injuries by using a hyperbaric chamber, a device that increase the amount of oxygen circulating in the body and supposedly hastens injury recovery. Polamalu’s lengthy injury layoffs have affected a Steelers defense that was the NFL’s best statistically in 2007 and 2008. The Steelers have allowed more points (99) in the fourth quarter than all but two other teams, losing leads in the final quarter during five of their six losses.
integral part of its baseball coverage. He wrote for the Boston Globe starting in 1969 and also worked for Sports Illustrated (1976-78, 1986-90). “Peter was the best and the brightest in making the transition from print to video,” ESPN executive vice president John Walsh said in a statement Tuesday. The 64-year-old Gammons received the 2004 J.G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing and was honored during the 2005 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. He signed in October with Creative Artists Agency.
Nutt says no thanks to Kansas position OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi coach Houston Nutt said Tuesday that he “appreciates the interest” but he is not pursuing the Kansas head coaching job. Nutt and Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone issued statements after media reports suggested Nutt was interested in the Kansas job. Nutt said he’s staying put with the Rebels after guiding them to consecutive Cotton Bowl appearances in his two seasons in Oxford. Nutt is 17-8 in two seasons in Oxford and has guided Ole Miss (8-4) to consecutive eight-win seasons for the first time since 1989-90. The Rebels play No. 21 Oklahoma State in the Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl. Also Tuesday, a group of Kansas players issued a statement expressing their support for the program and athletic director Lew Perkins as he conducts his search for a successor to coach Mark Mangino. Mangino resigned last week in the midst of an investigation into his treatment of players.
Lopez heads 2010 class for Boxing Hall CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) – Danny “Little Red” Lopez always had one thing going for him when he entered a boxing ring – his punishing right hand. “He was a puncher,” former Associated Press boxing writer Ed Schuyler Jr. said. Was he ever. In a 10-year professional featherweight career, Lopez went 426 with 39 knockouts, a resume that has landed him in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. “I’m real happy and I feel pretty good,” said Lopez, who followed his brother Ernie into the ring, learning the sweet science in Orem, Utah, at the age of 16 before turning pro in 1971 and beginning his career with 21 straight knockouts. The 57-year-old Lopez
heads the 13-member class of 2010 announced Tuesday. Among the other living inductees voted in by the Boxing Writers Association are: light flyweight champ JungKoo Chang, the first South Korean boxer to make the Hall of Fame; manager Shelly Finkel; referee and commissioner Larry Hazzard; German promoter Wilfried Sauerland; matchmaker Bruce Trampler; and Schuyler, the longtime AP boxing writer. Posthumous honorees to be enshrined on June 13 include: light heavyweight Lloyd Marshall; featherweight champion Young Corbett II; lightweight champion Rocky Kansas; heavyweight contender Billy Miske; broadcaster Howard Cosell; and Paddington Tom Jones.
Hurricanes activate Ward from injured list RALEIGH (AP) – The Carolina Hurricanes have activated goaltender Cam Ward from the long-term injured list. Ward had missed the last 13 games after he was cut on the leg by a skate in a game at Columbus on Nov. 7. Ward is eligible to play
at New Jersey tonight. The 25-year-old Ward is one of the cornerstones of the Carolina franchise, and won the Conn Smythe trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs during the Hurricanes’ 2006 run to the Stanley Cup title.
Minnesota-Carolina to remain NFL’s night game on Dec. 20 NEW YORK (AP) – The Minnesota-Carolina matchup Dec. 20 will remain the NFL’s Sunday night game even though NBC had the option to choose another one. The league said Tuesday that the Green Bay-Pittsburgh game that day will start at 4:15 p.m. EST instead of 1 p.m. The league’s flexible scheduling policy allows it to change the Sunday night game to select a better matchup starting in Week 11. The Vikings are 10-2 entering this weekend’s meeting with Cincinnati. The Panthers are 5-7 before playing at New England.
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Patrick unveils No. 7 JR Motorsports stock car
Danica Patrick unveils her GoDaddy.com No. 7 JR Motorsports stock car during an event in Phoenix on Tuesday. Patrick has signed with the JR Motorsports team, owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick, and intends to make her first start in an ARCA Series race on Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway. Kelley Earnhardt, sister of JR Motorsports co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr., worked to bring Patrick into the fold. Asked about the teamâ€™s expectations of Patrick, Earnhardt said, â€œI think itâ€™s reasonable for her to be in the top 15 of the series when sheâ€™s running. â€œObviously, maybe the first few races, weâ€™ll see what that brings,â€? Earnhardt said. â€œSheâ€™s got to get in there and get used to the cars. Hopefully, everybody will remember that and wonâ€™t be so quick to judge, which is
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at Trinity, shot even-par 72 at Pinehurst No. 2 on Saturday and followed with a 78 at Pinehurst No. 4 on Sunday to card 150 and win the freshmansophomore division by one stroke over Greensboroâ€™s Stanhope Johnson.
PINEHURST â€“ Gregory Mauldin of Archdale captured event No. 3 of the prestigious Winternationals Junior Series on Sunday at Pinehurst. Mauldin, a sophomore
easy to do.â€? Patrick said she could â€œbarely rememberâ€? the last time she was in a stock car and thought it was seven or eight years ago. But she said sheâ€™s willing to learn a â€œnew craftâ€? and hopes to challenge the top names in NASCARâ€™s Sprint Cup Series some day. â€œObviously, if ever one day it continued on and I ended up running in the Cup one day, then I need to learn how to race against those guys and earn their respect,â€? Patrick said. â€œIâ€™m thrilled with the chance.â€?
PHOENIX (AP) â€“ Danica Patrick signed with JR Motorsports on Tuesday to give NASCAR a try, but her schedule in the second-tier Nationwide Series has yet to be determined. Patrick will make her stock car racing debut in the Feb. 6 ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway, a day before sheâ€™ll be featured in a pair of Super Bowl ads for sponsor GoDaddy.com. The IndyCar sensation unveiled her green and orange No. 7 Chevrolet in a news conference at Chase Field with GoDaddy.com, which is sponsoring her in both series. â€œWeâ€™ve all been working very hard for some time now to bring this all together,â€? Patrick said at a news conference. â€œThereâ€™s much relief there, but Iâ€™m starting to get a little bit nervous that now itâ€™s time to do my part of the deal and get out there in these cars and perform. Itâ€™s no doubt going to be challenging.â€? Patrick will juggle her new NASCAR job with her full-time job in IndyCar, where sheâ€™s the seriesâ€™ most marketable driver. She finalized a three-year contract extension last week with Andretti Autosport to run the full IndyCar schedule, but thereâ€™s enough lag time in the schedule to do both. She will drive for the team owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick in the Nationwide Series. â€œI think (NASCAR) is something weâ€™re going to try to do before and after the IndyCar season, but we will look at some options,â€? she said. Itâ€™s not yet determined how many NASCAR races she will run in 2010. With flashbulbs popping, the black-clad Patrick posed between her NASCAR and IndyCar rides. Patrick said sheâ€™s more comfortable with the demands of a heavier schedule â€“ something that she said she wasnâ€™t ready to do a few years ago, when speculation began to grow that she was considering racing stock cars. â€œIâ€™m finally ready,â€? Patrick said. â€œI think that the schedule doesnâ€™t intimidate me as much as it used to. Itâ€™s going to be a lot to learn.â€?
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CBS: Advertisers paying 25% more NEW YORK – CBS chief Leslie Moonves says advertisers are now paying 25 percent more for TV commercial time than they did earlier in the year. That’s an indication that businesses are having the confidence to spend more on marketing. Each year, before the start of the fall television season, advertisers buy commercial time during a period called “upfronts.” Later, after the season has begun, advertisers buy additional time during the so-called “scatter market” closer to airtime.
Survey: Hiring remains scarce WASHINGTON (AP) – More of America’s largest companies will shrink their staffs than will hire in the next six months, according to the latest survey of their CEOs. A quarterly survey from the Business Roundtable released Tuesday found that 19 percent of the CEO expect to expand their work forces, while 31 percent predict a decrease in the next six months. That’s slightly better than the 13 percent who expected increased
hiring three months earlier. At that time, 40 percent forecast cuts. The CEOs also expect the overall U.S. economy to grow by 1.9 percent in 2010. That would mark a slowdown from the 2.8 percent pace in the third quarter of 2009. Last quarter’s growth followed four straight quarterly declines and was the strongest signal that a recovery from the recession had started. In more positive news, the group’s economic outlook index – a combination
of expectations for spending, sales and hiring – rose to 71.5, from 44.9 in the third quarter. Numbers above 50 represent economic growth. It was the first time the index rose above 50 since the third quarter of 2008. That survey did not reflect the sharp contraction that hit the economy in the six months that followed. The number of CEOs expecting to increase capital spending nearly doubled, to 40 from 21 percent. The number forecasting an in-
crease in sales grew to 68 from 51 percent. A new question on the survey asked CEOs to identify their greatest cost pressures. The largest group – about one-third – cited health care. The Roundtable has emerged as an aggressive voice in the debate over the Obama administration’s overhaul of the health care system. The group has applauded some measures it says would keep costs down. But it has criticized provi-
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Airlines’ on-time performance falters ATLANTA – U.S. airlines did a poorer job getting passengers to their destinations on-time in October compared to the same month a year ago. The Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the 19 carriers surveyed recorded an overall on-time arrival rate of 77.3 percent in October. That was lower than the 86 percent recorded in October 2008 and below the 86.2 percent recorded in September of this year.
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Kroger reports loss on writedown CINCINNATI – The Kroger Co. says it lost $875 million in its third quarter, blaming tough price competition and the struggling California economy’s hit on its grocery business. Cincinnati-based Kroger, which owns King Soopers and City Market in Colorado, also cut its profit and sales forecast for the full year.
Procter & Gamble chair to step down CINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble Co. announced Tuesday that the A.G. Lafley era is coming to a close at the world’s largest consumer products maker. Lafley, who stepped aside July 1 as CEO after nine years, will also hand over the chairman’s title Jan. 1 to his CEO successor, Bob McDonald. When Lafley, 62, gave way as CEO to McDonald, 56, the former operating chief who’s been with P&G since 1980, he said he would stay on as a fulltime chairman to help McDonald’s transition as president and CEO. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
sions like a government-run plan for those who can’t get other insurance. “The economy is in the throes of a long transition back to health; recovery will be long, extending beyond 2010,” Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon Communications and chairman of the Roundtable, said in a statement. “The outlook of our CEOs reflects that reality: We see noticeable gains in sales and capital spending, but employment growth continues to lag.”
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The golden arches of a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh are shown in this October photograph.
McDonald’s U.S. sales take a hit OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) – McDonald’s Corp., the world’s largest fast-food chain, said Tuesday that a key U.S. sales figure fell in November, only the fourth time the monthly measurement failed to rise in more than 61⁄2 years. But the company continued to experience some growth overseas, and overall sales edged up 0.7 percent during the month. A softening dollar has
helped companies such as McDonald’s that have a large international presence because overseas revenue translates into more dollars. The chain has long been a bellwether of the industry and consumers have sought out its Dollar Menu items and other food products during the recession as they look to save money when dining out. But the performance
seemed to rattle investors, as its shares fell $1.48, or 2.4 percent, to $60.43 in premarket trading. The Oak Brook, Ill., company said sales at U.S. restaurants open at least 13 months dipped 0.6 percent in November. It was the second consecutive monthly drop of the sales figure and a bigger decline than October, when the measurement slipped 0.1 percent partly on strong year-ago comparisons.
Sales at stores open at least a year are considered a key indicator of a restaurant operator’s performance since they measure growth at existing restaurants rather than newly opened ones. McDonald’s domestic results have come under pressure of late in part because of high unemployment in the U.S., which keeps customers away during its breakfast and lunch hours.
CIT Group to exit bankruptcy NEW YORK (AP) – CIT Group Inc., one of the nation’s biggest lenders to small and mid-sized businesses, said Tuesday that a judge approved its reorganization plan and it plans to emerge from bankruptcy protection on Thursday. CIT Group filed for bank-
ruptcy protection on Nov. 1 after it failed to restructure outstanding debt to alleviate a cash crunch. The reorganization plan, which was approved by key bondholders in advance, reduces CIT’s total debt by $10.5 billion. It also defers debt maturities for three years.
CIT, based in New York, had continued to operate while working through bankruptcy proceedings. Reducing and delaying debt repayments gives CIT more time to repair its finances, which were hammered by the collapsing credit markets late last year and rising loan
defaults among its customers. CIT must also restructure its board of directors and find a new CEO now that it has completed bankruptcy proceedings. CEO Jeffrey Peek said in mid-October that he planned to retire by the end of the year.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved a Duke Energy rate increase that will raise its N.C. residential rates 7.5 percent over two years. The rate hike, Duke’s first in North Carolina since 1991, will cost typical residential customers about $3.70 a month extra in 2010 and $3.61 monthly in 2011. Duke had initially proposed a 13.5 percent increase effective next year. Utilities commissioners, however, approved the lower rates Duke agreed to in an October settlement with the commission’s Public Staff, which represents consumers, and large industrial customers.
Morgan names new CFO NEW YORK (AP) – Morgan Stanley elevated its chief financial officer to a new role as co-chief of investment banking and global securities trading Tuesday as part of a management shake-up ahead of James Gorman’s assumption of the CEO role on Jan. 1. Gorman, who is 51, succeeds John Mack, 65, who will remain as chairman. Colm Kelleher, who had been chief financial officer, will run Morgan Stanley’s institutional securities business along with Paul Taubman, who had been head of investment banking. Kelleher is 52, and Taubman is 48.
YouTube chief says ad sales soaring JERUSALEM (AP) – YouTube’s chief executive said Tuesday that ad sales are soaring but gave no word on whether the popular video-sharing site is making money. Chad Hurley, a YouTube co-founder, said the company had “two spec-
tacular quarters” and that the site gets more than a billion views a day. “Our cost continues to go down and our revenue continues to go up, it’s a good combination for success, we are going to continue to build on that,” Hurley said at a launch-
ing ceremony for a personal YouTube channel by Israeli President Shimon Peres. “We’ve continued to grow in terms of traffic, we are well over a billion views a day on our site, we receive close to 24 hours of video every minute.”
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NEW YORK (AP) – Investors rushed to safety Tuesday as concerns about spiraling debt loads and disappointing corporate reports tarnished hopes for an economic recovery. Stocks tumbled as investors favored safe-haven assets like the dollar and Treasurys. Most major stock indexes fell 1 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which lost 104 points but ended off the day’s lows. An earnings forecast from 3M Co. and a sales report from McDonald’s Corp. disappointed investors. The reports weighed on the Dow and overshadowed an increased profit forecast from FedEx Corp., whose results are seen as a gauge for the health of the economy. Questions about debt levels in places from Greece to the Middle East-
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ern city-state of Dubai added to investors’ concerns. Meanwhile, reports in Britain and Germany signaled that manufacturing remains weak. The unease drove the dollar and Treasury prices higher. The advancing dollar hit commodities prices, which, in turn, hurt energy and materials producers. A stronger dollar makes commodities more expensive for buyers overseas. The Dow ended down 104.14, or 1 percent, to 10,285.97 after being down as much as 140 points. It was the steepest point and percentage loss for the Dow since Nov. 27 and erased the indexes’ gain for December. The broader S&P 500 index fell 11.31, or 1 percent, to 1,091.94, while the Nasdaq composite index fell 16.62, or 0.8 percent, to 2,172.99.
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Foreign Exchange The dollar gained against other currencies. The greenback has been rising since late last week when a better-than-expected employment report gave investors a strong signal on the economy.
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ing the bank’s purchase of Merrill Lynch earlier this year. Shareholders stripped him of his chairman title in April and top executives have since left under his tenure. Last week, the bank announced plans to repay its $45 billion government bailout. The move would free the bank from the government restrictions that hampered its search for a new CEO, including executive pay limitations. The board is continuing to consider external candidates, the bank said. Two internal candidates, Chief Risk Officer Gregory Curl and Brian Moynihan, the head of consumer banking, are also being considered
by the bank as Lewis’ replacements. However, both men have been criticized by analysts as lacking experience or being Curl, who helped negotiate the bank’s $45 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program aid repayment, is also under scrutiny by New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo’s office in connection with the probe of the bank’s deal for Merrill Lynch, according to a report Tuesday in The New York Times. Earlier this year Curl testified with Cuomo’s office regarding the deal. “We are confident in the consistency and truthfulness of the Bank of America testimony throughout the investigation,” Bank of America spokesman Larry Di Rita said.
United Airlines orders 787, Airbus planes and around $6 billion for the Airbus planes. United President John Tague said the carrier got a discount on the price, which is common for jet orders, though he didn’t specify how much. “We felt that we had a significant opportunity by timing the order with the backdrop of the current economic environment,” he said. United has not yet worked out financing for the planes,
although Tague said the manufacturers agreed to provide loans if needed. The deal requires United to put up $152 million over the next five years. In October it raised about $424 million in a stock and notes offering, and it has been mortgaging other assets such as spare parts to get it through the drop-off in travel demand brought on by the recession. United said it has signed
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CHICAGO (AP) – United Airlines said on Tuesday it will spend billions over the next decade on 50 new jets, splitting its order between Boeing Co.’s 787 and the Airbus A350. Deliveries are expected between 2016 and 2019. The planes will replace United’s Boeing 747 and 767s. At list prices the new jets would be worth more than $10 billion, with about $4 billion for Boeing’s 787-8
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CHARLOTTE (AP) – Bank of America’s board is meeting Tuesday to discuss potential replacements for CEO Ken Lewis who has said he plans to leave by the end of the year. It is unclear whether the board, which is meeting in Charlotte, has a specific candidate in mind or if any announcement will come following the meeting. Bank of America spokesman Scott Silvestri said Tuesday a decision will be made “in the near future.” Bank of America has been searching for a new CEO since it announced in late September that Lewis planned to retire Dec. 31. Lewis is leaving amid controversy surround-
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letters of intent for both planes. John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer, said Airbus expects a firm order in a month or two. That would bring total orders for the A350 to 530, Leahy said. “We’re not surprised by the decision to split the order,” Leahy said. He said it was noteworthy because it was the first time United has ever ordered non-Boeing wide-body jets.
Report: Heathrow expansion possible LONDON – A government-commissioned report has suggested that expansion of London’s overcrowded Heathrow Airport won’t break Britain’s commitment to cut carbon emissions – despite warning that an unchecked flying boom fueled by budget airlines would break those targets. The report from the influential Committee on Climate Change was seized on by airline and airport bosses as qualified backing for further growth of the industry – to the dismay of environmental lobbyists, who have targeted air travel as a major culprit behind global warming.
Crude prices fall for fifth straight day NEW YORK – Oil prices dipped below $73 a barrel Tuesday on a stronger dollar and a slew of economic data that did not indicate a quick rebound in demand from big energy users or from consumers. Benchmark crude for January delivery dropped $1.20 to $72.73 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In London, Brent crude for January delivery fell 91 cents to $75.52 on the ICE Futures exchange.
FTC sues to stop deceptive credit card calls WASHINGTON – The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it has filed lawsuits against three groups allegedly offering worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs through illegal automated calls. The FTC said it is the second major law enforcement effort this year against telemarketers. The cases announced Tuesday were filed in federal courts in Florida, Georgia and Illinois. They name Economic Relief Technologies LLC; Dynamic Financial Group (U.S.A.) Inc., and JPM Accelerated Services as defendants. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
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U.N.: 2000-2009 may be warmest decade ever COPENHAGEN (AP) – A leaked Danish document at the U.N. climate conference provoked angry criticism Tuesday from developing countries who feared it would shift more of the burden to curb greenhouse gases on poorer countries. The issue gained new impetus, meanwhile, when negotiators displayed charts of data that said the current decade is on track to be the hottest on record for planet Earth. At the heart of the clash of ideas – stemming from draft texts attributed to Denmark and China – is the determination by the more impoverished states to bear a lesser burden than wealthy, more industrialized countries in the effort to slow global warming. Diplomats from developing countries and climate activists also complained the Danish hosts had pre-empted the negotiations with their draft
proposal, prepared before the two-week conference began. “The behind-the-scenes negotiation tactics under the Danish presidency have been focusing on pleasing the rich and powerful countries rather than serving the majority of states who are demanding a fair and ambitious solution,” said Kim Carstensen, head of the climate initiative for the environmental group WWF. The Danish draft proposal circulating at the 192-nation conference chips away at the wall between what developed and developing nations can be expected to do to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. A sketchy counterproposal attributed to China would extend the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which required 37 industrial nations to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for global warming by an average 5 percent by 2012.
Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, holds up a temperature chart during a press conference at the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen Tuesday. This decade has very likely been the warmest in the historical record, and 2009 will probably end up as one of the warmest years, the U.N. weather agency announced Tuesday at the second day of the 192-nation climate conference.
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Snow, wind hit Midwest DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Fierce winds ripped away the roof of a police station, thousands of people lost power and drivers stuck by closed highways settled in to wait as storms swept out of the West to the nation’s midsection Tuesday. Much of the Upper Midwest was covered in deep snow, and strong winds Tuesday night were expected to create blizzard conditions. The storm had already blanketed much of the mountain west and drenched Southern California with rain.
Commuters on Interstate 215 near Parleys Canyon sit in stalled traffic during the morning snow storm in Salt Lake County, Tuesday. Ice was the problem Tuesday morning in Oklahoma, where Interstate 40 was closed for about 25 miles between Clinton and Elk City. Mitch Dodson, a trucker hauling soda pop
out of Durango, Colo., to Virginia, was waylaid at the Travel America plaza near the town of Sayre in western Oklahoma. “It’s just a sheet of ice from Amarillo to here,”
Dodson said. “It’s a disaster.” With travel likely to get worse, officials were warning residents in parts of the west and Midwest to stay close to home.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The refurbished Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the oldest galaxies yet, scientists reported Tuesday. A newly installed wide field camera on Hubble this summer captured several thousand neverbefore-seen galaxies, which were formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. Scientists believe that massive explosion led to the creation of the universe. The galaxies are about 13 billion light years away. Each light year is
about 6 trillion miles. The image was taken in a region of space that Hubble scanned in 2004. Since the new camera has a near-infared channel, it allows the orbiting telescope to peer deeper into the universe and spot distant galaxies. The camera was installed in May by NASA spacewalking astronauts as part of a mission to upgrade and repair the aging telescope. Hubble is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency.
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Taking it low and slow in the kitchen this holiday season BY PERVAIZ SHALLWANI FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
his holiday season, taking it slow in the kitchen could spare you some stress and save you some cash. If you’re serving up a meaty holiday feast, consider skipping pricey – and more easily overcooked – steaks, chops and tenderloins. Instead, consider a low and slow roast of a cheaper cut, such as the shoulders, legs and ribs. Turning those tougher meats into succulent, memorable meals re-
This long, low-temperature roast breaks down fat, muscle and cartilage, resulting in tender meat that falls from the bone and a thick pan sauce. quires some patience. But in return there is plenty of down time for all that other holiday revelry and a near foolproof holiday dinner that doesn’t compromise on flavor. “I cook with roasts all the time because they are inexpensive and if you know how to cook them right, they are extremely flavorful,” says Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com. “The most important thing is that it’s going to take longer to cook,” she says. “But personally I think the outcome is a lot more exciting. It’s more flavorful and you can slice them table-side.”
about $30, at least half of what it would cost for a typical roast. Much larger than their pork counterparts, short ribs are considered a second or third cut, terms that refer to heavily worked (which translates to tough) muscles on the animals they are cut from. Ribs typically come in 6- to 8-inch portions. Ask the butcher to cut the ribs into 2-inch serving portions, also called an “English cut.” For the best results, short ribs must be cooked for 21⁄2 hours or longer at 250 F to 300 F. This long, low-temperature roast breaks down fat, muscle and cartilage, resulting in tender meat that falls from the bone and a thick pan sauce. Don’t be tempted to crank up the heat to speed things along, says Stephen Stryjewski, chef and owner of Cochon restaurant in New Orleans. “It won’t just be chewy, but it will also be tough because it is all dry on the outside,” he says. The same approach also can be used with steak tips, pork or lamb shoulder, lamb shanks and brisket, one of the most popular roasts during holidays. The cooking temperature is about the same, but timing will vary by the size of the cut.
This step is optional, but bathing the meat in a tasty solution of salt, acid and spice helps begin the cooking process by breaking down muscle enzymes that make the meat tough while also infusing it with flavor. This can be as simple as a brine of salt, water and sugar; a more trendy marinade of coffee and onions; a classic mix of red wine, leeks, salt and pepper; or a sweet, salty, spicy mix of soy sauce, brown sugar and Sichuan THE MEAT Steel cooks short ribs or peppercorns. “You want to marinate beef ribs almost every holiday dinner. She typically the meat from two to 24 hours using a marinade cooks for 13 or 14 people that has an acid in it with and meaty ribs for that many people typically cost a food enzyme like an
Are you a Type A personality? Or a Type H? You know, someone who overachieves, racks her brain and tests her shopping stamina in an effort to get just the right holiday gift for every person on her list. Holiday shopping can be stressful. Or it can be playful. But, remember. One size doesn’t fit all, so food is always a safe bet. Where to start? Here’s a list according to some favorite foodie types.
JULIA CHILD WANNABE The runaway success of “Julie & Julia” starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams has made cooking classes with a French theme hot commodities. Since the movie’s release in August, cooking teacher and cookbook author Karen Adler of Kansas City, Mo., has taught almost a dozen classes.
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This photo shows a slow-cooked roast, which can help lower kitchen stress during this busy time of year. apricot,” Steel says. “After 24 hours, the acids and the enzymes in the marinade break down the meat too much and make the meat mushy.” Simply combine the ingredients for the marinade in a deep pot or zipclose bag, submerge the meat, then refrigerate. Once the ribs are marinated, discard the marinade or reserve for a sauce. If using as a sauce, be sure to boil for five minutes to kill off any bacteria from the raw meat.
THE ROAST Once the meat is marinated, there are two ways of thinking here. The exterior of the meat can be browned on top of the stove, then
slowly roasted with vegetables and a spice rub at about 250 F. Or it can be browned, then braised in liquid and seasonings at a bare simmer (about 250 F to 300 F) until the meat is fork-tender. “With the cooking liquid, the meat sucks in all that flavor,” says chef Paul Kahan of Chicago. “And if the liquid is well salted, the meat is in the end.” The flavor combinations are only limited by the imagination. Onions, carrots and leaks with garlic salt, pepper and red wine is pretty classic. Soaked chickpeas, russet potatoes, Thai red curry paste, garlic, onion and beer lends a South Asian flavor. Just be sure that any
vegetables are large (2inch chunks are ideal), or they will become mush by the time the meat is ready. To do a simple braise, first brown the meat, then remove it from the pan and brown the vegetables. Deglaze the pan with liquid, then return everything to the pan. Fill about two-thirds with liquid and cover tightly with foil. Place in the oven and take a peak every 45 minutes, turning the meat and making sure the liquid is not boiling. When the meat has a little give with the prick of a knife, it is done. Another bonus is that this can be done a day in advance; it only tastes better with time. Reheat the meat just before serving.
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baking dish, then generously coat all sides of ribs with spice mixture. Chill, uncovered, for 1 hour. Place an oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Heat the oven to 375 F. In a large Dutch oven over high, heat the oil until hot. Add the ribs, working in batches if necessary, and quickly brown them on the three meaty sides (but not bone side), about one minute per side. Transfer the meat to a large plate, then the add leeks, carrots, celery and bay leaves. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Add the broth, beer and tomatoes with their juice, then add the ribs and any juices accumulated on the plate. Bring to a boil, uncovered. Cover the pot tightly with foil, then the lid. Place in the oven and braise until the meat is very tender, 2 to 21⁄2 hours. A pairing knife inserted into the meat In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, should have little resistance. Skim off excess fat from the surface of sauce. AP paprika, curry powder, cumin, pepper, salt and Discard the bay leaves before serving. A slow cooked roast like these stout- mustard. (Recipe adapted from the March 2005 issue of Use paper towels to pat the ribs dry. Arrange them braised short ribs can help lower kitchen in a single layer in a shallow baking pan or a shallow Gourmet magazine) stress during the busy holiday season. ⁄ cup packed dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon paprika (not hot) 1 tablespoon curry powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dry mustard 4 to 41⁄4 pounds beef short ribs, cut into 4-in. pieces 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), chopped 4 medium carrots, chopped 3 celery ribs, chopped 2 bay leaves 1 ⁄4 cup chopped garlic 2 cups beef broth Two 12-ounce bottles stout, such as Guinness Two 14-ounce cans diced tomatoes
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Bacon is sizzling hot. So we’ve rounded up some fashionable bacon gifts to knock your socks off. Try Mo’s Bacon Bar by Vosges. Or a statuette of the patron saint of bacon for your dashboard.
CULINARY INDIANA JONES If the economic thrust has kept your globetrotter close to home, why not saddle him up for a little backyard bravado? National Geographic’s “Food Journeys of a Lifetime” is armchair inspirational, but the BBQ Sword is tons of fun.
OLIVE OYL AND CO. Nudo, a familyrun cooperative of olive groves in the Marche region of Italy, is offering the chance to “adopt” a tree and support a local farm family. The return: an adoption certificate, four 500-milliliter tins of first cold-press extra-virgin olive oil from the tree in spring and another three 250-milliliter tins of infused olive oil in the fall.
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Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jakob Dylan, 40; Allison Smith, 40; Donny Osmond, 52; Beau Bridges, 68 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Don’t leave anything to chance this year. Overreacting to emotional issues or people will cause problems not easily solved. Look for new ways to make extra cash. Reinvent what you have to offer. A serious partnership can help you out financially. Your numbers are 5, 13, 17, 20, 34, 38, 44 ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may feel like being generous but, this time, you should ask everyone to pitch in and help rather than taking on a burden all by yourself. You can pull things together and oversee what needs to be done without compromising your personal and professional obligations. ★★★ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Question your motives before you start telling everyone what you plan to do. A power struggle is the last thing you need when there is so much at stake. Pressure and progress will go hand-in-hand. ★★★★★ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Being frugal is the answer to moving ahead. Doing something for less will attract attention and potential business. A partnership can form but it must be based on equality. Make romantic plans for two. ★★ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Calm down before you end up in a feud that ruins a relationship you cherish. Meddling or making false accusations may be tempting but, in the end, you will be the one blamed. Keep your personal and professional lives separate. ★★ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You should be making plans for the future that include a little fun and entertainment. Updating your look or improving your lifestyle will play out satisfactorily. The choices you make today don’t have to exclude anything or anyone. ★★★★ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t put up with someone trying to make decisions for you. Take matters into your own hands and stand up for your concerns. Back away from anyone giving you an ultimatum. You can be the leader or the follower – the choice is yours. ★★★ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep things simple if you want to avoid emotional turmoil. The less running about you have to do, the better your time will be spent. Don’t limit what you can do because you don’t want to ask for help. ★★★ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Problems with elders in the family will mount if you don’t clear up a misunderstanding. You cannot trust what you are told or base what you do on what others want. Personal information must be kept a secret or someone will use it against you. ★★★★ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t make unpredictable moves because you are upset or don’t like what someone else is doing. Let whatever situation is bothering you play out. You are in a much better position than you realize. ★★ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There is plenty to do before the year comes to a close with regard to your finances and your future plans. There will be an opportunity to lower your overhead if you are quick to respond to an offer made. ★★★★★ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be eager to take action when it comes to a personal relationship. Don’t let an emotional ploy stop you from following through with your plans. You have to satisfy your own needs before you can consider helping others. ★★★ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Research will pay off. Ask questions if you don’t fully understand what’s expected of you. Before signing a contract or taking on a new challenge, consider if it’s worth your while. Don’t let uncertainty in an emotional relationship affect your decision. ★★★
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I continue a series on the “trump promotion.” Defenders are apt to dismiss their chances of winning extra tricks in trumps – a suit declarer has claimed as his own – but they may have no other chance to beat the contract. In today’s deal, the defense led three rounds of hearts, and South ruffed with the ten of trumps. West overruffed with his queen and shifted to a club, but South won and cashed the A-K of trumps. When East’s jack fell, South drew West’s last trump and claimed.
DAILY QUESTION HIGH TRUMP A principle of the “trump promotion” is that it’s seldom right to overruff with a high trump you’re sure to get in any case. (You let declarer force out your high trump, which he will be obliged to do anyway.) If you discard, your intermediate spot cards may be promoted. North could have made 6NT, but West’s defense handed South a hopeless game. West must let South’s ten of trumps win. If South takes the A-K next (drawing East’s J-8 but crashing dummy’s 7-6), West wins two tricks with his Q-5 behind South’s 9-4.
You hold: S A K 10 9 4 H 8 2 D Q 5 C A Q J 5. You open one spade, your partner responds 1NT, you bid two clubs and he raises to three clubs. What do you say? ANSWER: Although partner’s strength is limited to nine points, you might make five clubs if he holds 6 5, 5 4 3, A J 7, K 9 6 4 2 or four spades if he has Q 2, 5 4, A 8 7 2, K 9 6 4 2. I’d pass if not vulnerable, but if vulnerable, with more to gain, I’d try three spades or four clubs. North dealer N-S vulnerable
ONE STAR: It’s best to avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes or read a good book. Two stars: You can accomplish but don’t rely on others for help. Three stars: If you focus, you will reach your goals. Four stars: You can pretty much do as you please, a good time to start new projects. Five stars: Nothing can stop you now. Go for the gold.
Endangered giants Polar bears are pictured at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Tuesday. Polar bears became a symbol for climate change, which threatens the natural habitat of the endangered white giants. AP
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IN THE MATTER OF: Tamara Michelle Sweet A Female Child born on or about March 23, 2006, in High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina.
NOTICE OF SERVICE BY PROCESS OF PUBLICATION
ANY UNKNOWN FATHER of the above named juvenile.
TAKE NOTICE that a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights was filed on November 17, 2009, in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court, Juvenile Division, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.
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You must answer this Petition within forty (40) days of November 25, 2009, exclusive of that date. You are entitled to attend any hearing affecting your rights. You are entitled to appointed counsel if you cannot afford to hire one, provided you contact the Clerk immediately to request counsel. Upon your failure to so answer, the Petitioner will apply to the Court for the relief requested.
THE UNDERSIGNED, having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Albert Julius B r o w n P o s t , deceased late of Guilford County, this is to notify all persons, f i r m s , a n d corporations having cla ims agai nst said Estate to present t h e m t o t h e undersigned on or before the 18th day of February, 2010, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned.
Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain deed of trust executed by Andrew N. Berg and Erin B. Berg, dated the 23rd day of June, 2005, and recorded in Book 6339, page 920, in the office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured, and the said deed of trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure, and the holder of the indebtedness, thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness, and the undersigned Trustee having petitioned the Clerk of Superior Court of Guilford County for an Order Allowing Foreclosure to proceed and such Order having been entered, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door of the Guilford County Courthouse, Greensboro, North Carolina, at 11:00 on the 17th day of December, 2009, all of the property conveyed in said deed of trust, including all buildings and permanent improvements affixed thereto, which property as of ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice was owned by Andrew N. Berg and Erin B. Berg, the same lying and being in Guilford County, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lots 65 of Emerywood Forest Section II as recorded in Plat Book 31 Page 69 in the office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina. This property is located at 1161 Sweetbriar Road, High Point, North Carolina 27262 and is being sold as is SUBJECT to any city-county ad valorem taxes and any special assessments that are a lien against the premises, as well as all prior deeds of trust, liens, judgments, encumbrances, restrictions, easements and rights-of-way of record, if any, and THERE IS NO WARRANTY RELATING TO TITLE, POSSESSION, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR THE LIKE IN THIS DISPOSITION. SALE IS AS IS WHERE IS. An order for possession of the above-described property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007 may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. The highest bidder at said sale shall be required to make a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of his bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, at the time of sale, with the balance to be paid within thirty (30) days after the sale. This sale is SUBJECT to upset bid which may be made by any person with the Clerk of Superior Court as provided by law. This the 19th day of November, 2009. Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee 09-SP-1645
TO: ARTHUR SMITH, PUTATIVE FATHER of the above named juvenile.
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
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This the 20TH day of November 2009. ___________________________ Salam Skeen, Esq. DSS Attorney P.O. Box 3388 Greensboro, NC 27402 336/641-5070
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PRIVATE DOCTOR’S OFFICE 889-8503 Ads that work!!
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This the 18th day November, 2009.
Caitlin Phyllis Post Executrix of the Estate of Albert Julius Brown Post 1314 Clover Lane Greensboro, NC 27410 November 18, 25, 2009 December 2, 9, 2009 Need space in your garage?
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PT CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK The High Point Enterprise is seeking an individual that enjoys interacting with the public. Candidate must have good verbal skills and be very organized. This position will be answering incoming calls as well as calling past and current subscribers to The High Point Enterprise. Hours of o p e r a t i o n a r e 6:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday also Saturday and Sunday 6:00am12:00pm and Holidays. Must be flexible in scheduling. Please apply in person at The High Point Enterprise Monday thru Friday 9am-3pm. No phone calls please. EOE.
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Nee ded Imme diately Class A CDL Driver, for long hauls, must have all credentials, at least 25 yrs. old, Call 474-2215 or 9062099 or fax resume to 474-2305
Furniture DAR/RAN FURNITURE INDUSTRIES
June 6, 2009 Clayton Isaac Byrd Thank Everyone for there Condolence and Participation from the Byrd Family.
Is needing a Part Time Custodian to clean the bathrooms in the plants, keep the grounds clean and empty the trash. Person would approximately work 24 hours. Fax resumes to: 336-434-3787 Apply at: Dar/Ran Furniture Industries 2403 Shore St. High Point, NC 27263
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Accounting Alterations/Sewing Appliance Repair Auto Repair Autos Cleaned Backhoe Service Basement Work Beauty/Barber Bldg. Contractors Burglar Alarm Care Sick/Elderly Carpentry Carpet Installation Carpet/Drapery Cleaning Child Care Cleaning Service/ Housecleaning Computer Programming Computer Repair Concrete & Brickwork Dozer & Loader Drain Work Driveway Repair Electrical Exterior Cleaning Fencing Fireplace Wood Fish Pond Work Floor Coverings Florists Furnace Service Furniture Repair Gardening Gutter Service Hair Care Products Hardwood Floors Hauling Heating/ Air Conditioning Home Improvements House Sitting Income Tax Landscaping/ Yardwork Lawn Care Legal Service Moving/Storage Musical/Repairs Nails/Tanning
LEGAL SECRETARY For Local law Firm. Good Benefits. Some exp needed. Send resume to 401 S. main St, High Point, NC, 27260 Where Buyers & Sellers Meet
4470 Nursing 4480 Painting/Papering 4490 Paving 4500 Pest Control 4510 Pet Sitting 4520 Photography 4530 Plumbing 4540 Professional Service 4550 Remodeling 4560 Roof/Gutters 4570 Schools & Instructions 4580 Secretarial Services 4590 Septic Tank Service 4600 Services Misc. 4610 Special Services 4620 Stump Grinding 4630 Phone Sales/ Service 4640 Topsoil 4650 Towing 4660 Tree Work 4670 TV/Radio 4680 Typing 4690 Waterproofing 4700 Welding 5010 Business Opportunities 5020 Insurance 5030 Miscellaneous 5040 Personal Loans
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PETS/LIVESTOCK 6000 Boarding/Stables Livestock Pets Pets n’ Free Service/Supplies
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F/T Property Manager needed. Multi-Family HUD experience a must, tax credit preferred, not required. Basic computer skills, and a good attitude a must. Fax resume with desired salary to 1-866-924-1611. EOE It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds
NOTICE OF SALE 09 SP 351 Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Green Elm Enterprises, Inc. to David B. Craig, Trustee, which was dated August 2, 2003 and recorded on September 10, 2003 in Book 5933, Page 46, Guilford County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned having been appointed as Substitute Trustee under said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of December, 2009, at the Court house door in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, the real property at 311 S. Elm Street, High Point, North Carolina 27260, which is more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a new iron pipe located on the eastern margin of the 70 foot wide right-of-way for South Elm Street in the City of High Point the same being a corner with the tract of Thurston Kelly and thence from said point of beginning running along the eastern margin of said right-ofway North 05°54’17“ East 100 feet to an existing iron pipe same being a common corner with the Old Courthouse Building, Inc. tract; thence running along the southern boundary of said neighboring tract North 84°38’11“ East 185.47 feet to a new iron pipe located on the western boundary of a 20 foot wide alley; thence running along the western margin of said 20 foot wide alley South 05°44’47“ East 100 feet to an existing iron pipe the same being the northeastern corner of the Kelly tract referenced above; thence running along the northern boundary of said 84°38’13“ West 185.20 feet to a new iron pipe at the point and place of beginning the same containing 0.425 acres more or less all according to a survey prepared by Robert E. Wilson, Inc., dated March 16, 1999. A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. If no upset bid is filed, the balance of the purchase price, less deposit, must be made in cash upon tender of the deed. Should the property be purchase by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A308(a)(1). Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.“ The Substitute Trustee does not make any representations or warranty relating to the title, conditions of any structure, or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale, This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions or record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Green Elm Enterprises, Inc. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchase is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in his sole discretion, if he believes the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have not further remedy. The Clerk of Superior Court may enter an order of possession pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the parties in possession. Any tenant in possession of the property based on a rental agreement entered into or renewed after October 1, 2007, may terminate the rental agreement after receiving notice of sale upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of termination. This the 2nd day of December, 2009. Grant W. Almond, Substitute Trustee Keziah, Gates & Samet, LLP PO Box 2608, High Point, NC 27261 (336) 889-6900 December 9, 16, 2009
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Full Time Hygienist Needed. Must have at least 3 years exp. Reply in confidence to Box 974, C/O High Point Enterprise, PO Box 1009, High Point, NC 27261 Need space in your garage?
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Maid Service seeks honest, mature, hardworking women. Weekday hours. Comp. includes base pay, car allowance, bonus, & tips. Apply 131 W. Parris Ave., Ste. #14, High Point.
Equipment/ Building Supplies Electronic Equipment/ Computers Farm & Lawn Flowers/Plants Food/Beverage Fuel/Wood/Stoves Furniture Household Goods Jewelry/Furs/Luxury Livestock/Feed Corner Market Merchandise-Free Miscellaneous Musical Instruments Office Machines/ Furniture Sporting Equipment Storage Houses Surplus Equipment Swimming Pools Tickets Wanted to Buy Wanted to Swap
Airplanes All Terrain Vehicles Auto Parts Auto/Truck Service/ Repairs Autos for Sale Boats/Motors Classic/Antique Cars Foreign Motorcycle Service/ Repair Motorcycles New Car Dealers Recreation Vehicles Rental/Leasing Sport Utility Sports Trucks/Trailers Used Car Dealers Vans Wanted to Buy
Needed for Daycare Facility: ● Lead Teacher, ● Floater, ● Center Director, ● Asst. Director. Please email your resumes to : leapfrogacademy @northstate.net fax to (336) 841-2130
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Quality After School Program seeking the following: PROJECT DIRECTOR, F/T Minimum Requirements – 4 year degree in education from accredited college or university with two (2) years classroom experience and two (2) years administration experience preferred. Fax resume ASAP to (336) 889-4433.
3 ROOM APARTMENT partly furnished. 476-5530 431-3483
Carriers Needed Need to earn extra money? Are you interested in running your own business? This is the opportunity for you. The High Point Enterprise is looking for carriers to deliver the newspaper as independent contractors. You must be able to work early morning hours. Routes must be delivered by 6am. This is seven days a week, 365 days per year. We have routes available in the following areas: ● N. Hamilton St to Five Points Area, Approx 1 1 ⁄ 2 hours, $600 mo. If you are interested in any of the above routes, please come by the office at 210 Church Avenue between 8:30am-4:30pm.
Showcase of Real Estate Fairgrove/East Davidson Schools. Approximately 4 acres $45,000. More wooded lots available.
NEW HOMES DAVIDSON COUNTY Lots starting at $34,900 Homes starting at $225,000 Special Financing at 4.75% (Certain Restrictions Apply)
Call Frank Anderson Owner/Broker
WENDY HILL REALTY CALL 475-6800
Possible Lease Purchase Available ATED MOTIV ER SELL
711 Field St., Thomasville Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1160 sq. ft. Popular floor plan with breakfast nook, eat-in bar area that overlooks an open dining and family room with vaulted ceiling. Includes stove, microwave oven, dishwater, and washer/dryer combo, laminate floors. “Special” interest rate offered by Bank of North Carolina 4.75%. Priced to move at $102, 000.00 Byrd Construction 336-689-9925 Brian Byrd
DAVIDSON COUNTY HOME 1.329 acres, 3 BR, 2 BA. Complete interior renovations. GREAT RATES! Qualified Financing Available Ledford Middle & HS/Friendship Elementary Tri County Real Estate 336-769-4663
7741 Turnpike Road, Trinity, NC 1844/1846 Cedrow Dr. H.P. New construction, 3BR, 2Bath, city utility, heat pump, Appliances included $99,900.00
CALL CALL CALL 336-362-4313 or 336-685-4940
*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
PATTERSON DANIEL REAL ESTATE 472-2700 MORE INFO @ PattersonDaniel.com
3BR, 11⁄2 Bath, gas heat, central air. Utility building, French doors to cement patio. $85,900. Will pay $500 closing cost.
703 Belmont Dr., High Point
Better than new! Low Davidson County taxes. 1 + acre lot, over 3,000 finished heated sq. ft., plus full unfinished basement, all the extras.
Wendy Hill Realty Call 475-6800
6 Bedrooms, Plus 3 Home Offices Or 8 Bedrooms 19 Forest Dr Fairgrove Forest, Thomasville $1000. Cash to buyer at closing. 1.5 ac Landscaped, 3BR, 2Baths, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room with Fireplace, Den with Fireplace, Office. Carpet over Hardwood. Crown Molding thru out. Attached over sized double garage. Unattached 3 bay garage with storage attic. 2400sqft. $260,000.
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. $64,900
Showroom/Office/Residential Space/For Sale or Lease
Owner Financing or Rent to Own. Your Credit is Approved!
- 1.1 Acre – Near Wesley Memorial Methodist – - Emerywood area “Tell your friends” -
$259,500. Owner Financing
1367 Blair Street, Thomasville Large 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, Fairgrove Schools, gas logs, large living room, large kitchen, large 2-car garage, large deck in back, and etc. Why rent when you can own this home for payments as low as $799 a mo. or $143K, just call today 336-442-8407.
Rick Robertson 336-905-9150
Call 336-886-4602 OPEN HOUSE LEDFORD SOUTH
Owner Financing or Rent to Own. Your Credit is Approved!
OPEN TUES-SAT 11AM-5PM OPEN SUNDAY 1PM-5PM Directions: Eastchester to West Lexington, south on Hwy. 109, Community is on the left just past Ledford Middle School.
DOWNTOWN HIGH POINT In UNIQUE MARKET SQUARE building. * Penthouse* 4 BR, 51⁄2 BA, 3 balconies, 4,100 sq. ft. 2 BR, 2 BA furnished with washer & dryer. Onsite security 24/7, parking space, rec room w/lap pool, walk to restaurants. Incredible views. A beautiful and fun place to live or work. Will trade for other properties. Call Gina (336) 918-1482.
712 W. Parris Ave. High Point Avalon Subdivision This house shows like new! Built in 2005, 1660 sqft., 3bed 2.5 bath, like-new appliances,Living Room w/ Gas fireplace, 1 car garage spacious Loft area upstairs, Great Location. We’ll work with your situation! $165,000 Price Reduced! Will will match your down payment. Visit www.crs-sell.com or call 336-790-8764
TAX CREDIT AVAILABLE
821 Nance Avenue
3 bedroom, living room, kitchen, 2 full baths, central heating & air. Updated. BE ABLE TO MAKE THE PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $529.00 a month $95K. Call for details!
273 Sunset Lane, Thomasville
GET OUT OF TOWN! Immaculate brick home 3br/2ba/bsmt/carport tucked away on a deadend st. w/ room to roam on 11.56 acres. Spring-fed creek along back of property, fruit trees, grapevines, several garden spots, greenhouse, workshop, Updates include HW heater, windows, hi-eff heat pump, whole house generator, vinyl flooring & freshly painted rooms. Full bsmt w/workshop, fireplace, one bay garage. MH site on property may be leased for additional income. Horses welcome! Priced to sell @ $219,500-call today.
PATTERSON DANIEL REAL ESTATE - 472-2700 MORE INFO @ PattersonDaniel.com
Debra Murrow, Realtor New Home Consultant 336-499-0789
1210 N. Centennial
4 BR/3 BA 3 level Newly remodeled; walking distance to HPU, app 3100 sq ft; FP; New vinyl siding, new gas heat w/central air, roof, windows, kitchen cabinets, appliances, hardwood floors, carpet & plumbing Fenced in yard. No selller help with closing cost. Owner will pay closing cost.
MUST SEE! $114,900 Contact 336-802-0922
NOW LE LAB AVAI 678 Merry Hills Dr.-Davidson son County 3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage. This beautiful 1900 sqft. home is well lacated in a well established neighborhood. It has a finishedd basement, Large Kitchen outlooking beautiful wooded area. Large deck with Jacuzzi. Gas or woodburning fireplace in the basement. We’ll work with your situation!
$195,000 Visit www.crs-sell.com or call 336-790-8764
25% BELOW TAX VALUE
505 Willow Drive, Thomasville
Recently updated brick home is nothing short of magnificent. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Huge master suite with 2 walk-in closets & private deck. Elegant foyer & formal dining room. Marble, Tile and Hardwood floors. Crown moldings & two fireplaces. Spacious closets & lots of storage.
Wendy Hill Realty Call 475-6800
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 MORE INFO @ PattersonDaniel.com Marketed Exclusively by Patterson Daniel Real Estate, Inc.
189 Game Trail, Thomasville
725-B West Main St., Jamestown 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.
Call: Donn Setliff (336) 669-0478 or Kim Setliff (336) 669-5108 (Owner is Realtor)
FOR SALE BY OWNER
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 www.forsalebyowner.com/22124271 or call 336.687.3959
LAND FOR SALE
3 bedroom/2 bath house for sale, Fairgrove Area, Thomasville. Half basement, 2 stall garage, also detached garage. Call 472-4611 for more information. $175,000.
5.9 Acres of privacy and seclusion with its own creek. Ready for your dream home, or you can renovate an existing home on the property. The property is located at 829 Hasty Hill Rd. between High Point and Thomasville. Davidson County Ledford Schools $59,000.
For Sale By Owner 515 Evergreen Trail Thomasville, NC 27360
336-869-0398 Call for appointment
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406 Sterling Ridge Dr
3930 Johnson St.
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.
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.
Lamb’s Realty 442-5589
Contact us at Lamb’s Realty- 442-5589.
398 NORTHBRIDGE DR. 3BR, 2BA, Home, 2 car garage, Nice Paved Patio Like new $169,900 OWNER 883-9031 OPEN HOUSE MOST SAT. & SUN. 2-4
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1br Archdale $395 1br Asheboro $265 2br Bradshaw $375 2br Archdale $485 Daycare $3200 L&J Prop 434-2736 2B R/1BA ap t, Archdale, Remodeled. $4 50/mo + d eposit. No Pets. 431-5222 2BR, 1 1 ⁄2 B A Apt. T’ville Cab. Tv $450 mo. 336-561-6631 2BR, 1BA avail. 2427 Francis St. Newly Ren ovated. $475/mo Call 336-833-6797 APARTMENTS & HOUSES FOR RENT. (336)884-1603 for info.
★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Quality 1 & 2 BR Apts for Rent Starting @ $395 Southgate Garden & Piedmont Trace Apartments (336) 476-5900 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Hurry! Going Fast. No Security Deposit (336)869-6011 Nice apt. 2BR, 1BA , appls, W/D conn $420 mo. 1 S.HP, 905-7345 Now Leasing Apts Newly Remodeled, 1st Month Free Upon Approved Application, Reduced Rents, Call 336-889-5099 Spacious 1 level, W/D conn. Appls Furn. Sec 8 ok. 454-1478. 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.
5000 sq. ft. former daycare with a 5000 sq. ft. fenced in yard. Well located in High Point. Call day or night 336-625-6076 600 SF Wrhs $200 400 SF Office $250 1800 SF Retail $800 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 Industrial 641 McWay Dr, 2500 sf. Fowler & Fowler 883-1333 Medi cal Off/ Retail/ Showroom/Manufac. 1200-5000 sqft. $450/mo. 431-7716
OFFICE SPACES Looking to increase or decrease your office size. Large & Small Office spaces. N High Point. All amenities included & Conference Room, Convenient to the Airport.
across from Outback, 1200-4000 sq. ft. D.G. Real-Estate Inc 336-841-7104 Retail Off/Warehouse 1100 sqft $700 2800 sqft $650 T-ville 336-362-2119
1BR condo, $495 2BR condo, $565 NW HP sect 8 887-2033 2BR townhouse in rough cond. $250/mo No dep. Call day or night 625-0052 Condo for Rent Westbrook Ct. $600. mo. + dep. 689-6772 NICE 1 BR Condo. 1st floor, water & heat furnished. Convenient location, Emerywood Ct., 1213-A N. Main. $425/Mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111
2BR, 1BA at 1707 Edm o n d s o n S t . $360/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111. 3BR, 2BA at 1709 Edm o n d s o n S t . $480/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111.
Want... Need.... Can not Live Without? The Classifieds 1 Bedroom 1126-B Campbell S ......... $250 500 Henley St................. $300 313Allred Place............... $325 227 Grand St .................. $375 118 Lynn Dr..................... $375 2Bedrooms 316 Friendly Ave ............. $400 709-B Chestnut St.......... $400 711-B Chestnut St ........... $400 318 Monroe Place .......... $400 321 Player Dr .................. $425 713-D Scientific St........... $425 1140 Montlieu Ave .......... $450 920 E. Daton St .......... $450 682 Dogwood Cr............ $450 2635 Ingram .................. $475 1706 Valley Ridge ........... $475 519 Liberty Dr ............ $625
205 Nighthawk Pl ........... $895 3 Bedrooms 805 Nance Ave .............. $450 704 E. Kearns St ............ $500 1033 Foust St. ................ $575 4914 Elmwood Cir .......... $700 2141 Rivermeade Dr...... $800
3798 Vanhoe Ln ............. $900 3208 Woodview Dr ........ $900 1312 Bayswater Dr.......... $925 1200 Wynnewood .........$1400 4 Bedrooms 305 Fourth St ................. $600 Call About Rent Specials Fowler & Fowler 883-1333 www.fowler-fowler.com
1BR Brick House near Cedar Square. Lawn, Water & Trash incld. $500 mo, $200 dep. 687-0106 2BR/1BA, 1326 Oak St, David. Co. Ledford Area. $550 mo. 2BR/1BA, 202 W Bellevue Dr, N High Point, $550/mo. 869-2781 2br, Apt. (nice) $395. 1420 E. Commerce 1/2 off dep. Sect. 8 ok No Credit ck. 988-9589 316 Charles-2br 210 Edgeworth-1br 883-9602
2BR/2BA CONDO Fully furnished, washer/dryer, convenient to High Point & Greensboro. 3624-1C Morris Farm Dr. $800/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111 3BR/1.5BA, carport. $675/mo. 211 Spencer St. Central H/A. Call 847-8421 3BR/2BA Goldfish Pond in Garden, Cent H/A. $895 472-0224 3BR quiet area, appl., 313 Worrell, T-ville . $450/mo or $130/wk 472-4435
4 BEDROOMS 103 Roelee ....................$1000 3 BEDROOMS 700 Playground .............. $775 4380 Eugene ................. $750 603 Denny...................... $750 1105 E. Fairfield............... $650 401 Liberty...................... $625 216 Kersey ..................... $600 1015 Montlieu ................. $575 1414 Madison ................. $525 205 Guilford ................... $495 1439 Madison................. $495 1100 Salem ..................... $495 205 Kendall .................... $495 843 Willow...................... $495 5693 Muddy Ck #2 ........ $475 920 Forest ..................... $450 707 Marlboro.................. $400 1005 Park ....................... $395 1215 & 19 Furlough ......... $375 1020A Asheboro............. $275 2 BEDROOMS 902-1A Belmont ............. $600 228 Hedgecock ............. $600 3911B Archdale............... $600 613 E Springfield............. $525 500 Forrest .................... $525 906 Beaumont ............... $475 314 Terrace Trace .......... $450 3613 Eastward #6 .......... $425 313 Wrightenberry.......... $425 320 Player...................... $425 2715-B Central ............... $425 215-B W. Colonial........... $400 600 WIllowbar ................ $400 283 Dorthy ..................... $400 304-B Kersey................. $395 913 Howard.................... $375 502 Lake ........................ $375 608 Wesley .................... $375 1418 Johnson ................. $375 1429 E Commerce ......... $375 415 A Whiteoak.............. $350 802 Hines ...................... $350 802 Barbee .................... $350 503 Hill St ....................... $350 3602-A Luck .................. $350 286 Dorthoy................... $300 1311 Bradshaw ...............$300 1607A Lincoln................. $275 1508 A Wendell .............. $275 1223 A Franklin............... $270 1 BEDROOMS 3306A Archdale ............. $350 205 A&B Taylor .............. $285 911-A Park ...................... $250 115 N Hoskins................. $200 Storage Bldgs. Avail. COMMERCIAL SPACE 11246NMain 1200s.......... $850 227 Trindale 1000s ......... $700
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Call The Classifieds Buy * Save * Sell Place your ad in the classifieds! Buy * Save * Sell Want... Need.... Can not Live Without? The Classifieds Looking for a Bargain? Read the Classifieds Every day!!! 4 BEDROOMS 203 Crestwood ..........$735
3 BEDROOMS 704 E Commerce ....... $375
212 Moffitt ....................$475 221-A Chestnut ...........$398 234 Willow Wood ....... $475
1108 Hickory Chapel Rd ...........................$375 1444 N Hamilton $385 313 Hobson.................$335 1506 Graves ................$485 1009 True Lane ...........$450 1015 True Lane............$450 100 Lawndale ..............$450 3228 Wellingford ....... $450
2 BEDROOMS 1415 Johnson ......... $398 2218-A Ridgecrest ............................... $325 804 Winslow .......... $335 1712-I E Kivett......... $298 2600 Holleman.......... $498
1408 Carter ............ $265 702 E Commerce ....... $250
1316 B Vernon .............$250 1401 Madison ..............$350 905 Newell ..................$398 210 Willowood.............$380 1116B Richland........ $265 1430 Furlough ......... $215 106-D Thomas........ $395 2709 E. Kivett......... $398 224-C Stratford ...........$365 824-H Old Winston Rd ......................................$550 706-C Railroad ............$345 2618 Woodruff.............$460 231 Crestwood............$425 916 Westbrook............$590 1303 Vernon ................$275 1423 Cook ...................$420 1502 Larkin ..................$325 305-A Phillips...............$300 519-A Cross St ............ $215 706 E Commerce ....... $250
304-B Phillips...............$300 1407-A E. Commerce ......................................$325 1101 Carter St...............$350 1709-J E. Lexington ................................$375 705-B Chestnut...........$390 515-A E. Fairfield ......... $410 1110 Bridges.................$440 215-G Dorothy........ $360
1 BEDROOM 1513-B Sadler ......... $235 1600-A Long........... $325 904-B Richland ....... $198 620-17A N. Hamilton ................................ $310 1202 Cloverdale ..... $225 1602-C Long .......... $300 618-12A N. Hamilton ............................... $298 1003 #8 N. Main ..... $298 320G Richardson ....... $335
620-20B N. Hamilton ......................................$375
SECTION 8 2600 Holleman....... $498 1206 Vernon ........... $298 1423 Cook St.......... $420 900 Meredith ......... $298 614 Everette ........... $498 1500-B Hobart ....... $298 1761 Lamb .............. $498 1106 Grace ............. $425 406 Greer .............. $325
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4 BEDROOMS 3700 Innwood ........$1195 622 Dogwood ........ $895 3 BEDROOMS 501 Mendenhall ......$1150 800 S. Centennial ... $800 953 St. Ann .............$795 1728-B N. Hamilton ..$750 2705 Ingleside Dr ....$725
922 Forest ..............$675 217-B N. Rotary...... $650 1818 Albertson........ $650 813 Magnolia .......... $595 2415 Williams ......... $595 324 Louise ..............$575 726 Bridges.............$575 1135 Tabor...............$575 1604 W. Ward ........ $550 1020 South ............. $550 1010 Pegram .......... $550 2208-A Gable way .. $550
Split seasoned fire wood. Sm truck load $50. $5 delivery fee. 869-2366
Mobile Homes & Lots Auman Mobile Home Pk 3910 N. Main 883-3910
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811 Aberdeen ......... $695 406 Sunset............. $650 213 W. State........... $600 1540 Beaucrest ...... $525 204 Prospect ......... $500 1420 Madison......... $500 16 Leonard ............. $495 419 Peace ...............$475 1114 Mill .................. $450 1707 W. Rotary ....... $450 505 Scientific.......... $450 1100 Wayside ......... $450 111 Chestnut ........... $450 1101 Blain ................ $450
A-1 ROOMS. Clean, close to stores, buses, A/C. No deposit. 803-1970. Private extra nice. Quiet. No alochol/drugs 108 Oakwood 887-2147 Walking dist.HPU rooming hse. Util.,cent. H/A, priv. $90-up. 989-3025.
608 Woodrow Ave ...$425
205-A Tyson Ct...... $425 322 Walker............. $425 204 Hoskins ........... $425 1501-B Carolina ...... $425 321 Greer ............... $400 1206 Adams ........... $400 324 Walker............. $400 305 Allred............... $395 611-A Hendrix ......... $395 2905-B Esco .......... $395 1043-B Pegram ...... $395 908 E. Kearns ........ $395 1704 Whitehall ........ $385
1 BEDROOM 1123-C Adams ........ $495 1107-F Robin Hood .. $450 1107-C Robin Hood . $425
611 A W. Green........$375 611 B W. Green ...... $350 508 Jeanette...........$375 1106 Textile............. $325 309-B Chestnut ......$275 501-B Coltrane ........$270 1228 Tank............... $250 1317-A Tipton.......... $235 608-B Lake ............ $225 CONRAD REALTORS 512 N. Hamilton 885-4111 3 bedrooms, 2 bath home. Very good Wendover Hills NW neighborhood at 502 Birchwood St. at $750/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111 901-A Thissell 1br 408 Cable 2br 415 Cable 2br 804 Forrest 2br 904 Proctor 1br 209 Murray 2br 313 Windley 2br 2508 Kivett 2br
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885-6149 Beautiful, 3bR/2 1⁄ 2 BA, Close to Golf Course. $1250mo, 454-1478 HOMES FOR RENT 212 Hedgecock 4BR/2BA Central H/A $850 280 Dorothy 3BR/2BA $700 Call 336-442-6789
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140 C Kenilworth ....... $385 600-B Saunders ........ $250 1661W Lexington ........$675 318-A Coltrane .......... $425 1908 King St .............. $395 2404E Lexington ....... $550 117 Columbus ............ $495 3762 Pineview ........... $500 317-B Greenoak ........ $500 310 1-B Ardale ........... $545 3235 Wellingford ....... $525
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ESKIMO SPITZ Full Blood pups, parents on site, M/F wormed $200 Call 996-4712
Shih-Tzu Puppies, Registered. 5 weeks old. Ready by Christmas. $325. Call 336431-3173 York-A-Nese & ShihNese. Take or Dep to hold for Christmas $400 476-9591 Yorkie Terrier Male Pup, Baby Doll Face Beautiful $475 Cash Call 336-431-9848
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30,000 sq ft warehouse, loading docks, plenty of parking. Call dy or night 336-625-6076
A new mattress set T$99 F$109 Q$122 K$191. Can Del. 336-992-0025
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Kim ball Console Piano. Excellent Condition. Value $900, Asking $650. 434-2863
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GUARANTEED FINANCING 97 Dodge Avenger $800 dn 00 Ford Windstar $900 dn 96 Chevy Cheyenne $1000 dn 01 Pontiac Grand Am $700 dn Plus Many More!
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472-3111 DLR#27817 KIA Amanti, ’04, 1 owner, EC. 69K, Garaged & smokeless. $9000, 442-6837 Lincoln Cont. ’94. Beautiful, dependable all new, $2000. For details 247-2835 AT Quality Motors you can buy regardless. Good or bad credit. 475-2338 VOLKSWAGEN New Beetle 2001. 91339 miles. Must Sell! $11,500. 861-1731 or 847-0271.
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78 Camaro LT, V8, All orig. Runs Great. 1 owner. #’s Match. $2000/neg 434-9864 FORD ’69. SELL OR TRADE. 429 eng., Needs restoring $1000/Firm. 431-8611 PLYMOUTH Concorde 1951. Sale or TradeNeeds restoring. $2100 firm. 431-8611
’01 Damon motorhome. 2 slides, 2 ACs, 10k, loaded. 36ft. Very good cond., $55,000. Back-up camera. 431-9891 ’90 Winnebago Chiefton 29’ motor miles, home. 73,500 runs
10 acre w/100yr old Home. Several Out Bldgs. 7 Stall Barn 12 mi S of High Point. $265K Boggs Realty 859-4994.
Cash paid for Diabetic test strips wanted, any type any brand, will pay up to $10. a box, 704-348-1704
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IN HOME CARE Dependable 12 yrs exp. Exc. References 434-5396
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SCOOTERS Computers. We fix any problem. Low prices. 476-2042
New Flat Screen TV Console in Walnut, $200. Call 886-4719, 8:30-4:30pm. Monday-Friday
Fir ewood, S easoned Hardwood long bed truck, $60. load. Call 289-6089/474-6998 Firewood. Split, Seasoned & Delivered, $85 3/4 Cord. Call 817-2787/848-8147 Firewood-Uhaul $40, Dumptruck $110, Pickup Truck $55. Delivered. 475-3112
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American Bulldog Pups, parents on site, 5F/4M, ready 12/16 $100. 689-6873
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620-A Scientific .......$375 601-B Everett ..........$375 2306-A Little ...........$375 501 Richardson .......$375 305 Barker ............. $350 1633-B Rotary ........ $350 406 Kennedy.......... $350 311-B Chestnut....... $350 3006 Oakcrest ....... $350 1705-A Rotary ........ $350 1711-A W. Rotary .... $350 511-B Everett.......... $350 1516-B Oneka......... $350 909-A Old Tville...... $325 4703 Alford ............ $325 308-A Allred ........... $325 1214-B Adams ........ $320 313-B Barker .......... $300 314-B W. Kearns .... $295 1116-B Grace .......... $295 1711-B Leonard ....... $285 1517 Olivia............... $280 1515 Olivia............... $280 402 Academy......... $300
Corner Computer Desk, good condition wood grain w/ vinyl top, $50. OBO, Call 336-474-7755 Hutch 6ft tall, glass front, Dark wood grain, interio r light, $35.00 OBO. 336474-7755
AFFORDABLE rooms for rent. Call 491-2997 LOW Weekly Rates a/c, phone, HBO, eff. Travel Inn Express, HP 883-6101 no sec. dep.
3 P i e c e S o f a Pennsylvanian House, 8 Way Tie, $250. 689-8829 day or 4318195
2209-A Gable Way .. $500 2219 N. Centennial.. $495
2640 2D Ingleside $780
Historic 3000 sq. ft. office/showroom downtown, near Mkt Sq. 110 Oak Avail. 1/1/10, 887-5130
1BR Duplex, appl, $135/wk, incl. util. Cent H/A. 625 South Rd. HP 472-4435
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601 Willoubar.......... $550 1016 Grant .............. $525 919 Old Winston ..... $525 409 Centennial....... $500 912 Putnam .............$475 1606 Larkin............. $450 114 Greenview ........ $450 502 Everett ............ $450 1725 Lamb ............. $395 1305-A E. Green..... $395
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