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Officials approve Unilin jobs waiver BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

In 2004, Thomasville, Davidson County and the state agreed to a total of $14 million in incentives.

ager for the organization. “A 5 cent drop is largely attributed to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar.” Travel predictions also may be affected by severe winter weather. Snow that fell on Dec. 18 potentially could alter travelers’ plans or have “lingering effects on travel and road conditions,” according to the organization. The N.C. Department of Transportation warns travelers who are following Interstate 40 west of Asheville near the Tennessee border to allow for extra time. The interstate remains closed in both directions between exit 20 and exit 421 after a rock slide in the fall. The detour is 53 miles long and an additional 45 minutes to an hour driving time, the DOT reports. Air travel also is expected to fall in the state, dropping 5.9 percent with 138,000 passengers.

the city for a given year if Davidson County’s unemployment rate has been at or above 10 percent in the last six months. Unilin officials initially planned to have a work force of about 400 at its $80 million Cloniger Drive plant at this point but instead have about half that number of employees. According to Unilin, its industry has been especially hard-hit by the recession, and the company has taken cost-cutting measures but will not be able to meet the job-creation goals for this year in its agreement with the city. “Unilin did meet their investment target. This is a very good move to do this, in light of what’s happened with the economy,” said Councilman Raleigh York Jr. “They have been a good employer, and we have to do what we can to keep them.” In 2004, Thomasville, Davidson County and the state agreed to a total of $14 million in incentives to secure Unilin’s location in the city. The city has made incentive payments to the company each of the past three years. Officials pointed out that the incentives aren’t a give-

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AAA predicts decline this week despite dip in gas prices HIGH POINT – Fewer travelers will make the journey home for the holidays this year, or more people will be staying at home for Christmas, depending on which way you look at it. Holiday road travel is expected to decrease 4.7 percent this season with 3 million North Carolinians driving more than 50 miles, according to AAA Carolinas. The automotive organization attributes the decline to an aboveaverage unemployment rate and gas prices that are about $1 more per gallon than last year. “Our current economic conditions and future uncertainty are key components of travel expectations this year,” said CEO and president of AAA Carolinas Dave Parsons in a statement. “The state’s economy is not recover-

The average price per gallon in High Point is expected to be $2.48 during the holidays. per gallon in High Point is expected to be $2.48 during the holiday season, compared with $2.54 last week. AAA reported Monday that the High Point area had the lowest average in the state. Gas in High Point was $1.60 per gallon last year. “We’ve seen a nickel drop in a week which is a fairly big drop, especially as stable as prices have been in the last month,” said Brendan Byrnes, public relations man-

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BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

TRIAD – Will drought become a distant memory? By mid-December, no county in the Tarheel State was experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions for the first time in nearly three years, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Above average rainfall helped replenish streams, rivers and reservoirs to normal and above-normal levels across the Triad. The last time North Carolina experienced normal conditions was

Jan. 30, 2007, according to the monitor. During most of the past three years, parts of the state have experienced condiON THE FARM tions ranging from abnorAgriculture mally dry to in the Triad exceptional ■■■ drought. The state recorded its worst drought in the summer, fall and winter of 2007. The past month has been unusually wet across North Carolina. The state climatologist at N.C. State University reported that the one-month period ending Dec. 9 was the wettest for many areas.

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THOMASVILLE – The Thomasville City Council on Monday unanimously approved waiving the jobcreation requirements of an economic development incentives contract with a flooring manufacturer after the company reported it has not met goals for hiring. Unilin Flooring requested an amendment to the contract that would do away with job and wage requirements in order to receive incentive payments from

ing as quickly as we hoped.” While gas prices are raised from this time last year, motorists are getting a small break compared to recent weeks. The average price

December 22, 2009

FATAL SHOOTING: High Point police investigate homicide. 1B

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SUNDAY: Experts predict upswing in agriculture industry; though things getting better, dairy farmer still struggles

“With all the rain, the ground is saturated now,” said Troy Coggins, director of the Davidson County Agricultural Cooperative Extension office. “It has been too wet this fall to get to the soybeans,” said dairy farmer Les Crouse of Denton, who planted 20 acres. “The beans are wet too. This is late for a harvest.” In the Triad, the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped more than 5 inches of rain to help raise the rain gauge by mid-December to 42 inches, an inch above normal

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rainfall. Early 2010 should be drought-free. “But going into next year we need some sunshine,” Coggins said. “We need to dry out the soil.” dnivens@hpe.com | 888-3626

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NewBridge Bank appointed Eric Morrison as the area executive in its Lexington, High Point and Thomasville markets. Morrison, a senior vice president, will be based at NewBridge Bank’s office at 38 W. First Ave. in Lexington. He was previously the commercial banking manager in Lexington.

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Cleaning up Glenda Brown (left) waits as the crew at Twin Oaks car wash on Westchester Drive finishes cleaning up her car. As the snow disappears off the roads, more and more people will be visiting the local car washes to remove the salt from their cars.

66 Guilford teachers earn top honors our students excel in the classroom.” A symbol of professional GUILFORD COUNTY – The Na- teaching excellence, the Nationtional Board for Professional al Board certification acknowlTeaching Standards announced edges that a teacher was judged that 66 educators from Guilford County Schools have earned the profession’s top recognition by receiving the prestigious National Board Certification. With 592 teachers total, the county school district ranks third statewide this year for its number of National Board Certified educators. Three North Carolina school districts are among the nation’s top 20 in terms of the number of teachers who achieved National Board Certification in 2009. They include: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, 2nd (221); Wake County, by his or her peers as one who 3rd (197); and Guilford, 9th (69). is accomplished, makes sound Five North Carolina school professional judgments about districts are among the nation’s students’ best interests, and acts top 20 in terms of the number of effectively on those judgments. teachers who achieved National “The Guilford County AssoBoard Certification over time. ciation of Educators would like They include: Wake County, to congratulate our National 2nd (1,702); Charlotte-Mecklen- Board Certified Teachers who burg, 5th (1,439); Guilford, 11th have reached the highest level (592); Forsyth, 18th (413); and of professional development Buncombe, 20th (371). for the success of our students,” “We are proud of our teach- said Tijuana B. Hayes, presiers who successfully complet- dent of the Guilford County Ased the National Board certifi- sociation of Educators. cation process,” said Shirley Nationwide, 8,900 teachers Morrison, district chief hu- achieved the certification in man resources officer. “These 2009, bringing the total to more teachers worked extremely than 82,000. hard, and I know they will continue to do great things to help dnivens@hpe.com | 888-3626 BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

The county school district ranks third statewide this year for its number of National Board Certified educators.

WAYNESVILLE – Heavy, wet snow that toppled trees into power lines left most in Haywood County without power at some point during the weekend. Ken Thomas with Haywood Electric Membership Corporation said more than half of the cooperative’s 12,000 Haywood County customers had power outages, and Drew Elliot with Progress Energy reported about 40 percent of the company’s Haywood customers had downed lines that interrupted service. By mid-Sunday afternoon, service to many households was restored, but there were still significant numbers of people without electricity – 3,800 on the HEMC system, with 3,140 reported outages in Haywood alone, and 7,619 of Progress Energy’s 23,240 Haywood customers still without power. The town of Waynesville, which is considered as a single Progress Energy customer, resells electricity to town residents. At

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Angel Accattato, Geoffrey Barham, Chelsea Bredeson Hayes, Jennifer Brown, Theresa Burns, Maria Carroll, Vicki Case,Adrienne Cole,Katheryn Cooper, Nancy Cravey, Kelly Dyson,Stephanie Faison,Melanie Huynh-Duc, Ramona Flint, Marlene Galvin,Michael Garrett,Cheryl Gore,Jean Goss, Kenneth Gracz, Jennifer Griffin, Scott Gunter,Melanie Hanson, Ryan Harwood,Elbert Hawkins III, Melissa Hosey,Kelly Ingram. Kristi Ingram, Andrea Julian, Rebecca Kilpatrick, Juanita Kornegay, Demetria Lemons,Carrie Lindley, Samara Lotz, Amanda Martin, Ashley McClain, Jennifer Craven, Salem Metzger, Jane Miller, Rodney Morgan, Lina Morris, Allison Navarro, Mary Ann Parah, Bonnie Pearson, Joanna Pendleton and Brian Perkins, Jennifer Person, Rhonda Puckett, Candice Ricks, Marjorie Rogers, Amanda Roop, Mary Shore, Megan Smith, Martha Soltani, Erin Stesch, Mary StubenrauchPrice, Travinne Summers, Janet Tharpe, Richard Thomas, Travis Turley, Robbin Walton, Katharine Wells,Jennifer Williams, Linda Wright, Jane York, John York and Marsha York. Rankings: North Carolina also ranked first in the nation in the number of newly certified teachers, as the state is home to 1,509 of the 8,874 educators nationwide who earned the recognition this year. The other states in the top three this year are Florida, with 13,281 certified teachers, and South Carolina with 7,293.

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away and that the deals are designed to allow the city to recoup its money in the form of property taxes, utility fees, and so forth. A public hearing on the contract amendment drew four speakers, all of whom voiced support for the change. “Unilin Flooring has been a very faithful employer to us,” said George Burton. “The city needs jobs. I admire Unilin for bringing jobs, they just fell short. ... I am for whatever we can do to help them.”

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The Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved the same modification to the county’s incentives deal with Unilin earlier this month. “I would submit to you these changes would stimulate the economy, increase the tax base and thus increase tax revenues,” said Wayne Herrick, representing the county’s Economic Development Commission.

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one point 2,500 Waynesville customers were without power, but that number was down to two by Sunday afternoon said Phillip Wyatt with the town’s electric department. “It’s depressing now,” said Thomas, whose cooperative originally estimated all service would be restored by 6 p.m. Sunday, but has since moved the date to the middle of next week. “We’re down to the short rows now, and it is much worse than we thought. We’ve been struggling with that number (3,800) for about 15 hours now.” Trees that continued to fall added to the outage numbers almost as quickly as lines were repaired. “Saturday morning, we had 9,600 out systemwide,” Thomas said. “That number was down to between 3,300 and 3,400, and we started losing more lines.” The heavy snow – with several more inches that fell in the White Oak and Fines Creek area on Sunday – prevented access to many of the remote and mountainous areas where repairs were needed.

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Two students charged in separate incidents The other case took threat. Authorities said the student is a juve- place at Ledford Senior nile, and the individual’s High School on Thursday DAVIDSON COUNTY – The name was therefore not when the school resource officer was notified by Davidson County Sheradministrators around 2 iff’s Office on Monday anp.m. that a student was nounced charges against suspected of having maritwo students stemming juana in his pants pocket, from separate incidents according to the sheriff’s at different schools. office. The first was reported The SRO conducted a Dec. 9 at South Davidson search of the student and Middle School. Adminislocated two grams of martrators were advised of ijuana in the student’s a bomb threat on school pants. grounds that morning The student, a 15-yearand evacuated the buildings while sheriff’s depu- released. The student was old juvenile, was charged ties conducted a search of petitioned by juvenile ser- by juvenile petition with vices for one felony count simple possession of marthe campus. No devices were found, of making a false report ijuana and released to but after an investigation, concerning a destructive their parent, according to deputies and administra- device, deputies said. The the sheriff’s office. tors located the student student was released to suspected of making the their parents. pkimbrough@hpe.com | 888-3531 BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

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KINGS MOUNTAIN – Police say a former postal worker on dialysis threatened to blow up the Kings Mountain Post Office on Saturday if they didn’t give him their money. Herbert George Moore, who will turn 64 on Wednesday, was taken into custody Saturday around 10:45 a.m. after postal workers called police and said Moore told them he planted a bomb and would blow up the Gold Street location if his demand for money wasn’t met. Kings Mountain Police Cpl. J.T. McDougal said Moore, who is on dialysis

and suffers from diabetes, was upfront with officers when they arrived and questioned him at the scene. “He said he was waiting on his money or he would blow the place up,� McDougal said. No explosive device was found but, McDougal said, a search warrant of Moore’s vehicle uncovered a loaded handgun. Police have a prior address of Colonial Avenue, Gaffney, S.C., for Moore but it appeared he might have been living out of his car. “I would say he was homeless,� McDougal said. “He never expressed a motive to us other than he needed money.�

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Division over HPU expansion will only hurt city As a frequent reader of The High Point Enterprise and a student at High Point University, I have grown very tired of people’s narrow-minded and pessimistic views of this university, which has given so much to me. Spending more time in High Point than my own hometown in eastern North Carolina, I can promise you that my fellow students and I put plenty of money and time into the community, contrary to multiple recent letters to the editor. As a member of the HPU Toccatatones, the school’s all-male a cappella group, I can tell you that we alone contribute countless hours as a service to this great community and to any local organization that requests us. Our service pales in comparison to the enormous amount of time that the student body contributes as a whole. Expansion is a difficult process and there will never be a great time for it, but this expansion is building the reputation and prestige of this university. All of this is done with the hopes that the community will also continue to grow as a result. To continue rebuking High Point University for its expansion is to not take pride in your own city

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and everything it has to offer. Coming from Rocky Mount, a community divided by constant bickering that has continually turned multiple businesses away from that city, I promise you that anger and hatred will only lead to future problems. I urge everyone in the community to come to different events at the university to see the great things that truly go on here. Also, build your opinions on fact and not the opinions of others who don’t experience the wonderful contributions of this institution personally. With more cooperative interactions between the city and its university, the possibilities are endless. HARRIS WALKER High Point

Christmas celebration has roots in paganism The Dec. 25 date for Christmas was chosen by the Catholic Church in the 4th century. Christmas came from the pagan celebra-

tion of Saturnalia, a pagan god. This festival took place in ancient Rome Dec. 17-24, and Dec. 25 was the birthday celebration of the sun god Mithra. Neither the date nor the customs surrounding it have anything to do with Jesus Christ or biblical Christianity. Rather, the festivities of the Christmas season represent paganism which the Catholic Church failed to extinguish, but faithfully adopted. Evidence of history indicates that the early Roman Church adopted and modified popular pagan practices in an effort to spread the “Christian” faith, through the clothing of pagan customs in a superficial Christianity. Catholic historian Will Durant acknowledged this plainly when he wrote, “Christianity did not destroy paganism; it adopted it.” If that statement was not true, you would not be celebrating Satan’s festivities this very day. Encyclopedia Britannica; “Christmas (i.e., the Mass of Christ). Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the church. It was not instituted by

Christ or the apostles, or by Bible authority – it was picked up afterward from paganism.” Christmas belongs to Satan’s works of darkness. As the apostle John stated, “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth” (1 John 1: 5, 6). The Jews and early Christians “regarded birthday celebrations as part of idolatrous worship,” according to M’Clintock & Strong’s Cyclopedia Vol. I, p. 817. It’s a shame that so-called Christians follow the teachings, traditions, and doctrines of man over that of Christ and the Apostles. BILL MOORE High Point

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ia our friends at The Salisbury Post, we learn that Davidson County’s Churchland Lions Club and the Salisbury based Trading Ford Historic District Preservation Association (www.trading-ford.org) have restored the 80-year-old Trading Ford monument on Old Salisbury Road in southern Davidson County. In these days of government budget deficits, that’s the kind of community commitment that will continue to preserve this nation’s history.

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ften when government – federal, state or local – wants to plop in as area something that’s controversial, such as a hazardous waste storage facility, a prison, a nuclear power plant and the like, locals quickly exhibit a not-inmy-back-yard attitude. And, when government – federal, state or local – attempts to do something almost everybody says it should – cut back on expenses – locals quickly exhibit a take-it-away-from-somebodyelse attitude. That appears to be what is happening in High Point and Greensboro now that it was announced that the Furnitureland Post Office at 913 W. Fairfleld Road in High Point and Plaza Station at 1852 Banking St. in Greensboro remain on the underconsideration-for-consolidation list for the U.S. Postal Service. That’s especially true since the Post Office at 200 Town Run Lane in Winston-Salem no longer is on the “closing” list. Other residents of the inner Triad apparently feel they’re being treated unfairly. One of the reasons that the Postal Service is considering consolidations is the $3.8 billion loss at the end of its 2009 fiscal year. Questionnaires have been sent to customers of the Furnitureland office regarding their use of the facility and community leaders have sent letters in support of the office to the Postal Service. Decisions will be made by Postal Service officials in Washington, D.C. True, it will be an inconvenience if High Point, a city with 100,000-plus population and seemingly requiring more not fewer post offices in other parts of the community, loses its Furnitureland Post Office. But, if we really want the government and the Postal Service to find ways to cut expenses, as we often say we do, we shouldn’t complain when it considers such action, even if we’re the ones who must sacrifice. It’s not pleasant, to be sure, but it soon could be time to accept it and move on.

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guess it’s cold comfort to say this in a state with thousands of residents underwater on their mortgages but, by national standards, North Carolina didn’t experience much of a housing bubble during the past decade. Our trends look nothing like those of states such as California and Arizona where the housing markets look a bit like smoking ruins. Growth-policy expert Randal O’Toole has the data to demonstrate the point – and an explanation for why some states had huge housing bubbles and other states didn’t. Let’s start with the data. Back in October, the Cato Institute published a paper from O’Toole that reports several interesting trends. One table shows the average gain in housing prices in each state from the first quarter of 2000 to each peak, and then the average drop in housing prices in each state from the peak to the second quarter of 2008. Here are some examples of bubble states: • California – 124 percent price gain, then 32 percent price drop. • Florida – Up 108 percent, down 27 percent. • Rhode Island – Up 96 percent, down 16 percent. • Arizona – Up 87 percent, down 22 percent. I picked these because they illustrate the point that bubbles do not appear to be related to any particular geographical variable. What O’Toole noticed, however, is that virtually all of the states with major housing bubbles also enforced comprehensive state laws managing growth and land-use markets. Virtually all of the states below the median in housing-price variability lacked such policies. Consider North Carolina. From 2000 to peak, our housing prices rose by an average of 22 percent. From peak to 2008, they dropped by less than 1 percent. Granted, there’s been some marked declines in prices since then in North Carolina, but

that’s true in most of the rest of the country, too. The point is that, comparatively, North Carolina’s housing markets did not gyrate nearly as much as those in states with comprehensive growth management laws. OPINION The explanation of this relationship isn’t hard John to fathom. Urban growth Hood boundaries and similar ■■■ policies restrict the ability of developers to bring housing inventory to market. “In a normal housing market,” O’Toole writes, “home values keep up with inflation and median family incomes. Markets become abnormal when there is some limit on the supply of new homes – and most such limits result from government regulation.” In such abnormal housing markets, producers have far less ability to respond quickly to changes in household preferences. Price swings are amplified. Of course, we’re talking about statewide averages here. Within North Carolina, some housing markets are more heavily regulated than others. Some previous research by JLF demonstrated the consequences of these regulations, with communities such as Asheville and Wilmington forcing their home prices up by thousands of dollars. Housing regulation didn’t cause the financial crisis and subsequent recession, of course. But it played a role in making housing bubbles bigger – and thus making the pop louder and more painful. Thank goodness North Carolina hasn’t yet emulated California, Maryland, or Florida by passing state growth-management rules. Not that some haven’t tried. JOHN HOOD is president of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of CarolinaJournal.com.

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RIO DE JANEIRO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Supreme Court ruling that could reunite New Jersey father David Goldman with his young son Sean after a five-year custody battle was delayed for a day by the chief justice, an official said Monday. An official at the Supreme Court said the ruling by Chief Justice Gilmar Mendes, which had been expected Monday, would be made today.

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Iran expects speedy trial of 3 US hikers BEIRUT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foreign minister said Monday he expects a speedy trial for three American hikers jailed since crossing the border from Iraq in July. The countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president questioned the hikersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; intentions but said would do his best to free them. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki declined to specify what charges the Americans faced, but Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief prosecutor said last month the Americans are accused of spying.

2 Taliban die in Afghan battle KABUL (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Police fought a three-hour gunbattle in the center of an Afghan provincial capital Monday, finally killing two Taliban militants who stormed a multistory market with dozens of civilians inside, an official said. During the shootout, terrified shopkeepers shuttered their doors and residents stayed inside for fear of being caught in the crossfire as army and police rushed to the scene, reportedly backed up by

NATO forces. Three civilians and one police officer were wounded in the fighting in the eastern province of Paktia, said the deputy provincial police chief. AP Television News video from the scene after the operation was over showed a man holding what appeared to be an unexploded suicide vest, but reports differed on how many attackers there were and whether they were wearing explosives. The violence comes as Afghani-

Philippine volcano gets louder, could erupt soon LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Philippine troops on Monday pressed the last 3,000 villagers who have refused to heed government warnings to leave the danger zone around a volcano that experts say is ready to erupt. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the foothills of Mayon, which on Monday emitted lava fountains, powerful booming noises and other signs of an approaching eruption. But authorities are having trouble keeping villagers away from their homes and farms, said Gov. Joey Salceda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are people who

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HAVANA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cubaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foreign minister called President Barack Obama an â&#x20AC;&#x153;imperial and arrogantâ&#x20AC;? liar Monday for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference, a reflection of the communist islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s increasingly fiery verbal attacks on the U.S. government. Bruno Rodriguez spent an hour and a half lambasting Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behavior in Copenhagen, telling a news conference, â&#x20AC;&#x153;at this summit, there was only imperial, arrogant Obama, who does not listen, who imposes his positions and even threatens developing countries.â&#x20AC;? He called the summit â&#x20AC;&#x153;a fallacy, a farceâ&#x20AC;? and said Washington used back-room deals and strong-arm tactics to foist on the world a deal that he labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;undemocraticâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;suicidalâ&#x20AC;? because it urges â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but does not require â&#x20AC;&#x201C; major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts.

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Obama and first lady get swine flu shots WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have received their swine flu shots. Obama said Monday that he and his wife â&#x20AC;&#x153;just got the shots.â&#x20AC;? A White House official later said Obama was vaccinated at the White House on Sunday and that Mrs. Obama was vaccinated a few days before her husband. The president also encouraged everyone to get vaccinated against the H1N1 strain of flu now that the vaccine is available.

Despite recession, crime keeps falling WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High unemployment. More folks on food stamps. Fewer owning their homes. Yet for all the signs of recession, something is missing: More crime. Experts are scratching their heads over why crime has ebbed so far during this recession, making it different from other economic downturns of the past halfcentury. Early guesses include jobless folks at home keeping closer watch for thieves.

3-hour limit imposed on tarmac strandings WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stinky toilets, crying babies, airless cabins â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Obama administration said Monday passengers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to take it any more. It ordered airlines to let people get off planes delayed on the ground after three hours. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the three-hour limit and other new regulations are meant to send an unequivocal message to airlines not to hold passengers hostage.

MIAMI (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials warned holiday shoppers Monday to stay away from toys that might be dangerous for children or break copyright laws. Authorities last year seized more than 1,500 shipments of products that either failed to meet consumer safety standards or violated intellectual property laws, said Harold Woodward, director of the agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s field operations in Miami. Products intercepted so far this year include toy drums manufactured with small parts that present a choking hazard, yellow toy ducks that contain lead paint, and bright green lighters that look and sound like frogs, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have safety mechanisms.

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Using an improvised sleigh, Amish girls glide across a snow covered field off Eby Road in eastern Lancaster County, Pa. Sunday.

Storm-struck East returns to work NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Millions of East Coast commuters returned to work Monday over slick roads and icy sidewalks and after a weekend winter storm dropped record snowfall and interrupted holiday shopping and travel. Airport delays eased and travelers stranded by canceled flights were finally getting off the ground, but there were worries that week-

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Obama health bill set for pre-Christmas vote WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Well on the way to winning passage before Christmas after clearing its biggest hurdle in the wee hours of the morning, the Senateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care bill will make a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tremendous difference for families, for seniors, for businesses and for the country as a whole,â&#x20AC;? President Barack Obama said Monday. Senate Democratic leaders basked in the victory for the landmark legislation that will insure 30 million more Americans. They looked ahead to the next makeor-break vote Tuesday morning. They snapped up a coveted endorse-

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Police investigate homicide Officers responded to a shooting call at 331 Ennis St. at 7:07 HIGH POINT – High Point police p.m. and found a man lying in the were investigating a homicide street, according to police. He was taken to High Point Rethat occurred in the Southside gional Hospital, where he died neighborhood Monday night. ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT

shortly after arrival, police said. Authorities were withholding the victim’s name late Monday pending family notification. Police said there were no suspects Monday night but that officers

and detectives were investigating and that more information was expected to be released today. The slaying was High Point’s third homicide of 2009.

GTCC courier retires after 30 years

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Gerry Dozier will instruct a new course in the spring semester at North Carolina A&T State University on the production of hip hop music. “Computational Hip-Hop & Object-Oriented Design” will focus on the design principles of hip-hop and the object-oriented software which are closely related.

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JAMESTOWN – A man known to many across the four campuses of Guilford Technical Community College is retiring. Charles Gilreath, 63, of Greensboro, the college’s courier, has worked in shipping and receiving for 30 years. Gilreath first came to campus to earn credits to become a commercial pilot, but he changed his plans when his VA benefits expired. Gilreath said he has enjoyed his job and the opportunity to be a semi-profesGilreath sional musician for many years. He’s played lead guitar in several bands since his youth, and now plays for the Jessie Brown and Friends band. “I came here as a student with the idea of becoming a commercial airline pilot. The VA paid 90 percent of my costs, but my benefits ran out before I finished the course. I couldn’t afford to pay for the flying time. That grounded me. I had waited too long to enroll in college. I switched to the aviation management program,” he said. Gilreath took the GTCC job instead and later earned a degree in aviation management. “I came to work at GTCC pretty much by accident. A friend of mine who worked here said he was leaving to go to college to get a four-year degree, and I got his job,” he said. Gilreath spent two years in the U.S. Army. “The closest I came to combat was during an antiwar demonstration at the Pentagon led by Dr. Benjamin Spock in 1967,” he said. “Military troops, federal officers and police were used to combat an estimated 50,000 protestors against the Vietnam War.” At the top Gilreath’s retirement agenda is music. Gilreath started playing guitar at age 17. “I would love to have become a classical musician. I love music that much,” he said. He also enjoys photography and table tennis. He has a pilot’s license and also a license for instrument flying. And he may do some flying – “If it’s not too expensive,” he said.

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The Union Square showroom facility on English Road was one of the many buildings left out of the original Market Overlay District plan.

Walking the line Planners prepare alternative market overlay map BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT – The Market Overlay District that could guide the future growth of showrooms will keep some city planners busy through the holidays to produce a new map of the district before next year. But that map won’t necessarily be based on a map that was presented to City Council members at its meeting on Dec. 14, officials said. Objections from owners of showrooms not included in the original plan and a statement from Mayor Becky Smothers that said she could not support the original district lines prompted the planning and development department to present the idea of an alternative plan at the meeting. A draft of the alternative was presented to council members but not others in attendance be-

cause it was the best available rough draft, said Lee Burnette, director of the department. It is not, however, an indicator of what the final alternative plan may look like, he said. He said the rough draft came from a showroom owner whose property was outside of the district. The property owner earlier had presented his own map to Council, proposing that the district should include areas west of the railroad tracks along W. Kivett Drive, W. English Road and Church Avenue that previously were excluded. “The map shown was the best map at that time, but in no way was it the official line,” he said. The lines of the original plan were part of the Core City Plan, passed by council in 2007. Burnette said those lines had been drawn after planning and development received feedback from consulting agents and a focus group, which included a show-

room owner, a property manager, a commercial broker and more. He said their suggestions did not create the lines, but their feedback served as a “sound board.” The new lines, which will be presented to the city council at its Jan. 4 meeting at 4:45 in city hall, may also reflect feedback the department has received. “What we’re looking to do is encompass the existing showrooms that are in the downtown area,” Burnette said about the new lines. “We’re trying to do that by using physical features such as streets as much as possible, but we may have to look at some property lines.” No action is required to be taken at the meeting. If the council agrees they want to move forward with the new plan, it would go back to the planning and zoning commission. phaynes@hpe.com | 888-3617

Cheer Fund collects more than $1,000 ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT

HIGH POINT – The 2009 Christmas Cheer Fund has received $1,275 today. That brings the total in donations to $25,329. 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 occurred on Saturday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 716 Leonard Ave., but Cheer Fund donations to help pay for this year’s presents will be received through the end of December. Lists of donors will be

published in the Enterprise through Christmas Eve. 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 .................... $24,054 Sarah McCarthey ............................$50 Dianne & William Peeler..............$100 Employees of Mercer Architecture..$100 In memory of Granny’s Angel, Thomas Allen Barnes, by the Johnson and Elam families ...................................$25 In memory of Austin Newton by Faydene Newton ............................$25 In honor of Mrs. Winners staff and Geezers by Bill & Dot .....................$25 In honor of Hartley Family YMCA and Camp Cheerio directors and staff by Bill & Dot ..........................................$25 In honor of Raymond, Betsy, Max, and Peggy by Bill & Dot.................$25 In honor of Silver Sneakers by Dot & Bill .....................................................$25

Dot ...................................................$25 In memory of Bryan Fulton from Edwin & Martha..................................$50 In loving memory of Stan & Loretta Harris and Robert & Frances Andrews by Stuart, Donna, & Jessie Harris .$50 In memory of Robert Lumpkins by Debbie, Kevin, & Kaitlin ................$50 In loving memory of Kyle and in honor of Gracie and Kyle Bryant by Anonymous .....................................$50 In memory of our son, Michael Arey, Jr., by Mike & Susan Arey ..............$50 In loving memory of Martha Skinner Thomas by her family ..................$100 In memory of Bobby King by Bailey & Bryan King .....................................$100 In memory of F.R., Opal, & Jerry Carrick & Dubb Linthicum by: Ron & Pat Carrick ............................................$100 In memory of husband Ed Kemp and son Alan Kemp by Jessie Kemp .$100 In honor of Jon & Denna Kemp and granddaughters Leah and Julie Kemp by Jessie Kemp..............................$100 In honor of Hum ‘N Hoe Garden Club Friends by Jessie Kemp................$100 Total for today ...........................$1,275

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Kat Bivens..................Denton Ruth Brooks............Archdale Thomas Cashatt...High Point D. Farrington......Greensboro Carolyn Fulper.......Lexington H. Gaultney........Thomasville Donnie Jones........Lexington Melissa Logan...Thomasville Pat Long.................Asheboro Joyce Maready......Lexington T. Morrison.........Greensboro K. Niblock..........Cool Springs Morell Rogers....Thomasville Ruby Parks............Lexington Fannie Saunders..High Point

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Kenneth Niblock COOL SPRINGS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kenneth Cowan Niblock, 87, of Cool Springs, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Mr. Niblock was born Aug. 20, 1922, and was the son of the late George Gracie Niblock and Laura Louise Lippard Niblock. He was a graduate of Cool Springs School. Mr. Niblock was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Fifth Creek Presbyterian Church. On Jan. 18, 1948, he was married to Sue Simerson Niblock, who survives. Mr. Niblock was employed with Sears of Greensboro as their Fire Marshal for 38 years before retiring and moving back to Cool Springs. Mr. Niblock was preceded in death by six brothers, Raymond, Henry, Thad, George, Herman, and Roger, along with two sisters, Margaret and Lillian. In addition to his wife, Sue Simerson Niblock of the home, Mr. Niblock is also survived by one daughter, Linda N. Burcham (Ronnie) of Summersville, S.C.; two sons, Olin Niblock of the home and Phillip Niblock (Teresa) of Thomasville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Emily Burcham of Summersville, S.C., Scott Burcham of Saba Island, West Indies, Andrew Niblock and Matthew Niblock, both of Thomasville, N.C.; one great-grandchild, Abigail Moore of Summersville, S.C.; and two sisters, Rebecca Simerson of Salisbury, N.C., and Sarah Sanders of Ashland, Va. Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel with burial will follow Fifth Creek Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Niblock.

Ruby M. Parks LEXINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ruby Mefford Parks, 86, of Jack Young Road died December 20, 2009, at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel, Lexington. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.

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THOMASVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mr. Harley â&#x20AC;&#x153;Redâ&#x20AC;? Eugene Gaultney, 72, a resident of Brenda Dr. in Thomasville, died Sunday December 20, 2009, at Forsyth Medical Center. Red was born July 5, 1937, in Ashe County a son of Haley Gaultney. He had lived in Davidson County for the past 42 years. After 26 ½ years of service as a paramedic with the Davidson County EMS he retired in 1997. He also worked in security at Thomasville Medical Center. Red served in the U.S. Marine Corp, loved fishing and was a member of Holly Grove Lutheran Church in Lexington. On June 29, 1968, he married Barbara â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bobbieâ&#x20AC;? Adams who survives of the home. Also surviving is his daughters; Kimberly Zimmermann of Welcome, NC and Cathy King and companion James Samuel of Lexington, NC, his sons; Michael Byerly and wife Dawn of Thomasville, NC and Michael Gaultney of Lexington, NC. Seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday December 23, 2009 at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John W. Mocko officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Holly Grove Lutheran Church, 212 Holly Grove Lutheran Church Rd. Lexington, NC 27292. Online condolences may be sent to the Gaultney family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

Inspiration behind â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rain Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; role dies SALT LAKE CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A relative says Kim Peek, the man who inspired the title character in the Oscar-winning movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rain Man,â&#x20AC;? has died. He was 58. Fran Peek says his son had a heart attack Saturday and was pronounced dead at a hospital in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray. Peek was a savant with a remarkable memory. Fran Peek says his son could read a book just once and memorize it. Kim Peek inspired Barry Morrow when he wrote â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rain Man,â&#x20AC;? the movie that won four Academy Awards, including best actor for Dustin Hoffman, who played the title role.

THOMASVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mrs. Morell Limerick Rogers, 93, of Thomasville passed away Sunday, December 20, 2009, at Piedmont Christian Home in High Point. Born in Bessemer City on May 8, 1916, to John William and Lelia Ellis Limerick, she had made her home in this area for her entire life. She was a retired longtime employee of Belks Department Store in Thomasville and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed painting in oils and spent many hours working in her yard. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters. On November 14, 1936, she married Grover C. Rogers who preceded her in death in 1975. Surviving is her daughter, Suzanne Rogers of Thomasville. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. James Peeler officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to Alzheimersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3230 in her memory. Online condolences may be made to www.jcgreenandsons. com The family wishes to thank the staff of Piedmont Christian Home for the kindness and loving care extended to Mrs. Rogers during her stay there.

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The High Point Enterprise publishes death notices without charge. Additional information is published for a fee. Obituary information should be GREENSBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mr. submitted through a fu- Thomas C. Morrison, 94, neral home. went home to be with his Lord Sunday, December 20, 2009, at Wesley Long Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Jamestown, where he was a charter member, with Rev. Patrick DeVane and Rev. Robert W. Glasgow officiating. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park with military honors. Mr. Morrison was born January 25, 1915 in Iredell County to the late James Pressley and Suzanne Davis Morrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his THOMASVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ms. Me- wife, Lucy S. Morrison, a lissa Inez Harris Logan granddaughter, Cynthia known as Lizzie went to Paris and 19 brothers and be with the Lord early Sat- sisters. urday morning on DecemThomas was a veteran ber 19, 2009. She was born of the US Navy where he on April 4, 1932 in Gaffney, served during WWII, was SC. She was the daughter custodian of his church of the late Iler Harris Da- for 45 years and retired vidson and James Little- from Jamestown Mills, john.. She was reared by Inc. Perry Davidson. She was Mr. Morrison is surpreceded in death by her vived by 3 daughters, husband, Willie Logan, Barbara Campbell, Pat Sr and a brother, Thomas Venable (Tom), Sandra William Davidson. She is Trexler, all of Greensboro; survived by; a son, Willie 1 son, Ronny T. Morrison Anthony Logan (Nukie) of (Kay) of Greensboro; 10 Thomasville, NC and one grandchildren; 17 great grandson reared in the grandchildren and 2 greathome, Elijah Anthony Lo- great-grandchildren. gan of Thomasville, NC. The family will receive Five sisters, Janie Mae friends Tuesday from 6-8 Davidson, Annie Mae p.m. at George Brothers Hopper, Carrie Gist (Har- Funeral Service. ry), Lettie Shippy (Fred) In lieu of flowers, meand Dorothy Haney, all morial contributions may of Gaffney, SC. A sister- be made to First Baptist in law, Maggie Foster Lo- Church of Jamestown, 306 gan of Thomasville, NC. Guilford Rd., Jamestown, Several aunts and uncle, NC 27282 or Hospice and a host of nieces, nephews Palliative Care of Greensand friends. boro, 2500 Summit Ave., Visitation is thirty (30) Greensboro, NC 27405. minutes prior to service. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 DENTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kate Elizabeth at Friendship Baptist Church 106 Smith Street Floyd Bivens, 76, died December 20, 2009. Thomasville, NC 27361. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Jerusalem United Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 tonight at ASHEBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Henry Briggs Funeral Home in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patâ&#x20AC;? Tipton Long, 68, Denton. died December 18, 2009. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Salisbury National LEXINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mrs. CaroCemetery. Visitation will lyn Inez Hedrick Fulper, be from 6 to 8 tonight at 71, of Fairview Drive died the home. December 21, 2009, at LexArrangements by Ridge ington Memorial HospiFuneral Home. tal. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Davidson Funeral LEXINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donald Home Chapel. Visitation â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donnieâ&#x20AC;? William Jones, will be held following the 63, of Raeford Avenue service. died December 21, 2009, at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington. LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alaina Reed-Amini, the Broadway star and TV actress best known for her long-running roles on ARCHDALE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ruth E. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sesame Streetâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;227,â&#x20AC;? Brooks, 87, died Decemhas died. She was 63. ber 21, 2009, at Westwood Publicist Billy Lauof Archdale. rence says Reed-Amini Funeral arrangements died Thursday at St. are incomplete at Hooverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Center Funeral Home. in Santa Monica after

LINWOOD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Joyce Church Maready, 68, of Oakview Road died December 16, 2009, at Hinkle Hospice Home. Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at North Lexington Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the church. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, is assisting the family.

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Incentive funds go unused as firms retrench ASHEVILLE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; When Volvo Construction Equipment announced this month it would shutter its western North Carolina plant, it was a reversal from its expansion plans of three years ago coaxed by the promise of millions of dollars from state taxpayers. The company planned to expand manufacturing and assembly and add about 260 workers. If it could keep that level of employment for 12 years, it was on track to collect up to $3 million from the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Job Development Investment Grant program. But Volvoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actual growth only allowed it to collect

$69,247. With the plant closing down in March, the state will try to recoup even that, the Asheville CitizenTimes reported Monday. While scores of companies announce expansion plans they say depended on receiving one of North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top two kinds of economic-development grants, many never fulfill enough of their job-creation promises to collect the money. Boat builder Chris-Craft Corp., computer builders Dell Inc. and Lenovo, and memory-chip maker Qimonda North American decided to cut staff rather than expand as their sales soured, ending their claims

on promised incentives. Internet giant Google reconsidered its desire for a JDIG with strings attached and backed out. The companies were among 13 to quit the JDIG program out of 99 approved for job-creation sweeteners since the program started in 2003. Just months ago, in February, toolmaker Snap-on said it would expand its Murphy plant, add 40 jobs and earn a $120,000 state grant. But the manufacturer added just five full-time jobs this year, said Richard Secor, spokesman for Kenosha, Wis.,-based Snap-on.

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All I want for Christmas Marine Capt. Lou Royer, with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, hugs his daughters, Trinity, 5, and Winter, 8, at the Jacksonville Mall Friday night after a surprise visit with Santa in Jacksonville, N.C. Their father, stationed at the New River Air Station in Jacksonville, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expected home until next year.

Wastewater spills in Charlotte creek CHARLOTTE (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An equipment malfunction at a sewage treatment plant near North Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city has emptied nearly 50,000 gallons of wastewater into a creek. The Charlotte Observer

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ear Abby: My mother is my best friend, but I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop yelling at her for invading my privacy. I have just learned that she has read all my journals since I was 9. She also figured out all my passwords to my e-mail, online blogs and social network accounts. I have lived away from home for six years. I no longer feel I can leave my mother alone in my apartment because she goes through my text messages, call list, letters, bills, bank statements, etc. I have now stopped writing, which was my only outlet of expression, because of her snooping. She says I hurt her feelings when I yell, but I have reached the end of my rope. I have had calm conversations with her about this. She always promises that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll stop, but she never does. Abby, she has no reason to snoop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I talk to her 20 times a day. How can I keep this from ruining our relationship? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mad In Manhattan Dear Mad: You say you talk to your mother 20 times a day? Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that seem to you to be somewhat excessive? You say she snoops when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alone in your apartment. How is she gaining unsupervised entry? Speaking as an unbiased outsider, I think some separation from

your mother would be healthy for both of you. So change your passwords, put your ADVICE financial informaDear tion under Abby lock and â&#x2013; â&#x2013; â&#x2013;  key, and cut the umbilical cord. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long overdue. Dear Abby: I have a male friend who was raised with beautiful manners and always opens a door for a lady. The last time we spoke, he told me he had opened a door for a woman and she told him off! She said she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need any â&#x20AC;&#x153;help,â&#x20AC;? that she was capable of opening her own doors, and it should have been obvious that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disabled â&#x20AC;&#x201C; among other things. My friend didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to say. I told him to just ignore what she said. Was there a polite comeback for him? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stumped For An Answer Dear Stumped: No, not unless he wanted to get into a spitting contest with a viper. You say your friend was raised to open doors for ladies. Well, it appears he opened a door for a woman who wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one. Please tell him not to give up because anyone with

manners would have said thank you and appreciated the gesture. I know I would have. Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for 27 years and are raising four children. During a recent visit to my in-laws, I noticed a picture hanging on their wall that we had used as our engagement photo. Abby, the picture had been altered. My portion was cut out! I was shocked and would like to know your thoughts. Should I say something about it, or ignore this obvious slight and move on? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Apparent Out-law in Houston Dear Out-law: You say you have been married to their son for 27 years and this is the first time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve noticed it? If so, ignore it. However, if the alteration is recent, and you suspect there may be fences that need mending, the next time you pay them a visit, walk over to the picture, say: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oh, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our engagement picture. But something seems to be missing. Why ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ME. Should I take this as a message?â&#x20AC;? Then be quiet and listen. 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.

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Thomas Cashatt

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HIGH POINT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mr. Thomas Arvle Cashatt, 88, resident of 215 Model Farm Rd. died December 21st, 2009, at Graybrier Nursing and Retirement Center. Mr. Cashatt was born November 15th, 1921, in Randolph County, a son to James Madison and Louetta Pierce Cashatt. He was a resident of this area all his life, retired after 42 years with Marsh Furniture and was a member of Trinity Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a member of the 84th Infantry, 333 Regiment, Company F in World War II until being wounded in March of 1945 near Rhine River. He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and his pigeon racing which he did for 50 years. He was married to the former Mildred Parrish who preceded him in death on August 4th, 2009. He was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Roy Cashatt in 2004; three brothers, Sidney, Glen and Percie Cashatt; and a sister, Magaline Bailey. Surviving are two sons, Larry Cashatt and wife Debbie of Sophia and James Cashatt and wife Daney of Mississippi; two brothers, James Elmer Cashatt of Gastonia and Clinton Cashatt of Trinity; and four sisters, Pearl Hunt of Denton, Hazel Lowe of Jamestown, Rosie Austin of Lexington and Christine Tucker of Trinity. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with Rev. David Talbert officiating. Interment will follow in Trinity Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at 215 Model Farm Rd. High Point NC 27263. Memorials may be directed to Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) 912 Killian Hill Rd. S.W. Suite 202 C Atlanta GA 30047 (www. lbda.org). The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Graybrier Nursing and Retirement Center as well as Millie for their loving care given to Mr. Cashatt. On-line condolences may be made through www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.

HIGH POINT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mrs. Fannie Byrd Saunders, 102, of High Point died Dec. 20, 2009. Mrs. Saunders was born June 25, 1907, in Mt. Gilead; a daughter of Thomas and Bertha Mauldin Byrd. Her Family lived on a plantation where she went to grammar school in a one room school house. She along with her husband owned Saunders Furniture Co. She was a member of Laural Oaks Christian Church, formerly First Church of Christ where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. She was married to Ralph Franklin Saunders for 73 years. He preceded her in death in 2000. Surviving are daughters, Gwen S. Owens of High Point and Virginia S. Goodman and husband Robert of Richmond, Va., sisters, Geraldine McKinnon of High Point, and Elizabeth Norman of Raleigh, brothers, Frank and Harold Byrd, both of Mt. Gilead, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Dr. in High Point with Pastor Allen Brown officiating, Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, N.C. 27262. Online condolences may be made to www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

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Dorothy Mildred Peace Farrington GREENSBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; On Sunday, December 20, 2009, Mrs. Dorothy Mildred Peace Farrington passed away at Camden Place in Greensboro. She was 98 years old. Dorothy was born on September 11, 1911, in Davidson County to the late Ulysses Grant and Sena Osborne Peace. Dorothy retired in 1973 after working for many years at Slane Hosiery. She was a long time member of Guilford Baptist Church in Greensboro. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul C. Farrington and second husband, Rialto W. Farrington. All of her brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving Mrs. Farrington are her daughter, Barbara Farrington Jackson and granddaughter, Lori Renee Jackson, both of Greensboro. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at Sechrest Funeral Chapel on Lexington Avenue in High Point with the Reverend Alex Velarde officiating. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Floral Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guilford Baptist Church, 5904 W. Market St., Greensboro, NC 27409.

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Delta Kappa Gamma Three local chapters of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an honorary group of female educators, met and held a winter banquet Dec. 1 at Christ United Methodist Church in High Point. Chapters are: Chi, Beta Xi and Beta Omicron. Betty Marshall, Eta State (North Carolina) president, spoke on using technology for community within all levels of the organization and on using social networking sites in planning chapter activities.

ABWA, Furniture Capital Chapter The Furniture Capital chapter of American Business Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association met Dec. 10 in Archdale. Rachelle Denny played Christmas music on a variety of instruments. Cynthia Cress, newly elected treasurer of Piedmont Triad Area Council, was named Member of the Month. Archdale-Trinity News was named Business of the Month.

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ear Dr. Donohue: Winter is a hard season for me. If I don’t wear a couple of pairs of gloves, my fingers turn white and hurt when I’m in the cold. This year it worried me enough to prompt me to see a doctor. She says I have Raynaud’s disease. The “disease” bit scares me. She also said arthritis is common with it. Does that mean I am going to get arthritis? – S.T.

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the nail edge is completely freed from the skin. Don’t wear tight shoes. Cut your nails straight across. Don’t round the sides of the nail. If this doesn’t bring a good result, then visit a podiatrist, who can free the nail for you. Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 76-year-old male in reasonably good health. I take a multivitamin-mineral supplement formulated for seniors. Each tablet contains more than 30 vitamins and minerals. How do they put all those ingredients in one small tablet? Are the doses on the label correct for a person my age? Do all of the ingredients retain their potency for the stated shelf life? Do I need to take such a tablet? – D.J. The amount of vitamins and minerals is minute, smaller than a speck of dust. It’s no trouble getting them all into one tablet. The doses on the label are correct for someone your age. That’s why it’s marketed for seniors. All the ingredients retain their potency for the stated shelf life. Many older people don’t eat a balanced diet. This kind of tablet is a boon for them. 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


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TV evangelist Oral Roberts remembered as charismatic leader TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Evangelist Oral Roberts was remembered Monday as a charismatic leader who deftly used television to spread the message of Christianity throughout the world. Thousands packed an arena at Oral Roberts University for the memorial service for the man who founded the evangelical liberal arts school.

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Roberts rose from poverty and tent revivals to become one of the nation’s most recognized and influential preachers. Roberts, along with Billy Graham, helped pioneer TV evangelism and used the power of the new medium – and the message of God’s healing power – to build a multimillion-dollar ministry.

ORU President Mark Rutlege noted how adept Roberts was at using the medium of television to spread his message. “There was something when Oral leaned into that TV and said, ‘Something good is going to happen to you today.’ ”

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‘Historic’ gathering Fundraiser in early 2010 to benefit High Point Museum BY JIMMY TOMLIN ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

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IGH POINT – As 2009 turns into 2010, the High Point Historical Society has dibs on the first big fundraising bash of the year. Titled “Good Night and Good Luck,” the event will be for, well, a good cause. Proceeds from the fundraiser, set for Jan. 3 at Mamma Mia’s, will go to the historical society, which will use the money to support programs, preservation efforts and exhibits at the High Point Museum. “There is no better way to kick off the new year than by spending it with friends, family and colleagues, helping the High Point Historical Society,” says Terry

’We decided to have something people can come to and relax after the hectic holidays.’ Edith Brady Executive director, High Point Museum Aiken, chairman of the fundraising and membership committee for the historical society. “This is going to be a quality event to highlight our wonderful museum. The museum is a treasure that we all can be proud of and need to support.” Now in its second year, the fundraiser will feature an Italian theme – thus the chosen location of Mamma Mia’s – but will also feature a menu inspired by a traditional New Year’s meal, including black-eyed peas and collard greens. The menu will also include antipasto, calamari, pork rollatini, angel hair pasta primavera,

The 2010 Southern Ideal Home Show will be held March 26-28 at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 27, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 28. The annual show will feature displays covering such topics as showcase gardens and designer rooms; building and home improvement; green building; kitchen and bath; interiors; outdoor living; and taste and travel. Admission is $9 for adults, free for children 15 and younger. March 26 will be Seniors Day, and anyone 55 or older will get in for $8. For more information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit www.southernshows.com/hsg/.

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“Good Night and Good Luck,” a fundraiser for the High Point Historical Society, will be held Jan. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Mamma Mia’s, 1801 Westchester Drive. The Italian-themed evening will feature a menu inspired by a traditional New Year’s meal, live entertainment provided by Piedmont Opera and strolling musicians, and a drawing for such items as wines, jewelry, furniture, gift certificates and a behind-the-scenes tour of the High Point Museum. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at www.highpointmuseum. org/store or by contacting Teresa Loflin at 883-3022 or teresa.loflin@highpointnc.gov. Checks (made payable to the High Point Historical Society) can be mailed to the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point, NC 27262. The deadline for ordering tickets is Monday. All proceeds will benefit the High Point Historical Society. For more information, call the museum at 885-1859 or visit the Web site at www.highpointmuseum.org/store. fennel walnut risotto, grilled vegetables, and lemon sorbét for dessert. A vegetarian meal is also available upon request at the time your reservation is made. The evening will include live entertainment provided by the Piedmont Opera, as well as strolling musicians. A drawing will be held at the end of the evening to give away such prizes as wines, gift certificates, jewelry, furniture and a behind-the-scenes tour of the High Point Museum.

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Musician Wally West will be among the performers on Jan. 3. Attire is party casual, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $50 apiece, and all proceeds will go to the High Point Historical Society. In addition, two sponsorship levels are available: • Grande for $500, which includes a table of four, centerpiece and a family membership to the historical society; • Grandissimo for $1,000, which includes a table of eight, centerpiece and a corporate membership to the historical society. “We just wanted to kick off the new year with something fun that would allow people to support the historical society

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Cy the Cynic’s refrigerator door bears this sign: “You have the capacity to learn from your mistakes. You will learn a lot today.” That should be any aspiring player’s philosophy. Today’s West found a winning lead, the five of hearts, against South’s game, but when dummy played the seven, East took the ace and returned the four. South judged that the lead might be a singleton, from Q-10-5 or from a low doubleton, hence he played low and took dummy’s eight. South next led a diamond to his ace and a trump to the queen. East won and gave West a heart ruff, but South took the rest and made his contract.

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NORTH CAROLINA GUILFORD COUNTY NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of the Estate of JOAN McNAIR DIXON, Deceased, late of Guilford County, North Carolina does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having cla ims agai nst said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 8th day of March, 2010 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms or corpo rations indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 8th day December, 2009.

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THE UNDERSIGNED, having qualified as Co Administrator of the Estate of William Jasper Carmichael, 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 15th day of March, 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. This the 15th day December, 2009.

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William Gary Carmichael, Sr. Co-Administrator of the Estate of William Jasper Carmichael 721 Trevino Road Southport NC 28461 Ronald Wayne Carmichael Co-Administrator of the Estate of William Jasper Carmichael 3541 Sanderling Drive Southport NC 28461 December 15, 22, 29, 2009 January 5, 2009 Make your classified ads work harder for you with features like Bolding, Ad Borders & eye-catching graphics

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ELEANOR C. FLEMING Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of ELEANOR C. FLEMING, late of Guilford County, North C a r o l i n a , t h e undersigned hereby notifies all persons, f i r m s a n d corporations having claims against the estate of said dec edent to exhibit t h e m t o t h e undersigned at c/o Charles B. Hahn, A ttorney at Law, 7 Corporate Center Court, Suite B, Greensboro, N.C. 27408, on or before the 19th day of March, 2010, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and c o r p o r a t i o n s indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 15th day December, 2009.

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GUILFORD IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NUMBER: 09-SP-3850 IN RE: Foreclosure of Deed of Trust executed by April C. Spatafora and Derrick L. Spatafora, her husband, to Jovetta Woodard and Patrician Robinson Trustees, and SunTrust Bank, beneficiary dated March 12, 2008, in the original principal amount of $56,000.00, recorded in Book R6873, Page 507 of the Guilford County Public Registry. Record Owners: April C. Spatafora Derrick L. Spatafora BY: Robert L. Lindsey, Jr. Substitute Trustee

Because of default in the obligations under Deed of Trust executed by April C. Spatafora and Derrick L. Spatafora (Record Owners), date March 12, 2008, and recorded in Book R6873 at Page 507, of the Guilford County Public Registry, the undersigned will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 O’Clock A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. At the Guilford County Court House, at Greensboro, North Carolina, at the place therein or thereat where sales of real estate are usually held the following described real property.

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The Rowan County Housing Authority of Salisbury, NC will receive separate sealed Bids for the replacement of the exterior window screens located on the tenant apartment buildings. Bids will be received by the Director of the Housing Authority, 310 Long Meadow Drive, Salisbury, N.C. until 10:30 A.M. local time on January 15, 2010 and then, at said office, publicly opened and read aloud. The Contract Documents may be examined and obtained at the office of the Engineer, David Sims & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., at 108 Giles Avenue, Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28403. Phone: (910) 7 91-8016 . Email: david@dsaeng.com. One General Contract - 5% Bid Security. 100% Performance Bond. Drawings and specifications can be obtained via email at no charge to qualified Contractors, or hard copies can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $150.00 per Set. The Rowan County Housing Authority does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, n ational origin , religi on, or d isabili ty in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities. The Rowan County Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive informalities in the bidding. Interested parties can obtain bid results after contract award. December 18, 22 & 24, 2009

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Rowan County Housing Authority Salisbury, North Carolina The Rowan County Housing Authority of Salisbury, NC will receive separate sealed Bids for the replacement of shower/tub surrounds located in the tenant apartment buildings. Bids will be received by the Director of the Housing Authority, 310 Long Meadow Drive, Salisbury, N.C. until 11:00 A.M. local time on January 15, 2010 and then, at said office, publicly opened and read aloud. The Contract Documents may be examined and obtained at the office of the Engineer, David Sims & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., at 108 Giles Avenue, Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28403. Phone: (910) 7 91-8016 . Email: david@dsaeng.com.

Robert L. Lindsey, Jr. Substitute Trustee Lindsey and Schrimsher, P.A. 1423 East 7th Street Charlotte, North Carolina 28204-2407 Tel: (704) 333-2141 Fax: (704) 376-2562

Notice is hereby given that under the authority contained in the Declaration of Foxcroft Association, Inc. recorded in Deed Book 4188, Page 0552, Guilford County Registry and the authority in Chapters 47A, 47C, and 47F of the General Statutes of North Carolina, Foxcroft Association, Inc. (the “Association“) will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. on January 5, 2010 at the Courthouse door at the Guilford County Courthouse, 201 South Eugene Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, the real property commonly known as 3111 Rockingham Road, High Point, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Townhome Unit 302 as shown on the plat of Foxcroft Townhomes, Section One, a map of which is recorded in Plat Book 77, Page 80 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina. The present record owner of the property is Lori A. Wilson. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance (AS IS, WHERE IS). Neither the Association nor the officers, directors, attorneys, property manager or authorized representatives of the Association make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in anyway relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and any superior easements, rights of way, mortgages, deeds of trust, restrictions of record, liens, or other prior encumbrances (including without limitation the deed of trust recorded in Deed Book 6497, Page 242, Guilford County Registry). The sale shall remain open for increased bids for ten (10) days after report thereof is filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. A cash deposit or Cashiers check (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. The Clerk may enter an order of possession in favor of the purchase and against the parties in possession. Any tenant in possession of the property based on a lease entered into or renewed after October 1, 2007, may terminate the lease after receiving the notice of sale upon 10 day written notice to the landlord. Foxcroft Association, Inc. Grant W. Almond, Esq. Keziah, Gates, & Samet, LLP PO Box 2608 High Point, NC 27261 (336) 889-6900

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Exhibit A Being all of Lots 11, 12 and 13 in Block 2 in the Subdivision known as Guilford Parkway, as shown as on a plat made by A.T. Schieler, C.E., recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Guilford County, North Carolina in Plat Book 8, page 16. Property Address; Greensboro, NC 27401

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Tax # G030146D049800019 The real property to be sold is further described as the real estate located at 3908 Sauls Drive, Greensboro, NC 27401. IMPROVEMENTS: Dwelling House The property will be sold subject to unpaid taxes, and prior liens (if any). A cash deposit will be required of the highest bidder in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of the highest bid. This sale will remain open for ten (10) days for upset bid as required by law. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 45-21.29 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 ten (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. This 9th day of December, 2009.

One General Contract - 5% Bid Security. 100% Performance Bond. Drawings and specifications can be obtained via email at no charge to qualified Contractors, or hard copies can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $150.00 per Set. The Rowan County Housing Authority does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, nationa l origin, religion, or d isabili ty in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities. The Rowan County Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive informalities in the bidding. Interested parties can obtain bid results after contract award. December 18, 22 & 24, 2009 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Rowan County Housing Authority Salisbury, North Carolina The Rowan County Housing Authority of Salisbury, NC will receive separate sealed Bids for the installation of vinyl stair treads on the stairs located in the tenant apartments. Bids will be received by the Director of the Housing Authority, 310 Long Meadow Drive, Salisbury, N.C. until 10:00 A.M. local time on January 15, 2010 and then, at said office, publicly opened and read aloud. The Contract Documents may be examined and obtained at the office of the Engineer, David Sims & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., at 108 Giles Avenue, Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28403. Phone: (910) 7 91-8016 . Email: david@dsaeng.com. One General Contract - 5% Bid Security. 100% Performance Bond. Drawings and specifications can be obtained via email at no charge to qualified Contractors, or hard copies can be purchased for a non-refundable fee of $150.00 per Set. The Rowan County Housing Authority does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, color, nationa l origin, religion, or d isabili ty in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities. The Rowan County Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive informalities in the bidding. Interested parties can obtain bid results after contract award.


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)

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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 $98, 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

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

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*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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

Wendy Hill Realty Call 475-6800

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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 @ $199,500-call today.

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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! $104,900 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

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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.

336-905-9150

Rick Robertson

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

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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

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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

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Experienced parttime bookkeeper needed for Archdale friends Meeting Church. must have 35 years experience in use of accounting software, and be experienced in all phases of payroll processing. Resumes may be mailed to Diane Brock, Archdale Friends Meeting, 114 Trindale Rd., Archdale, NC 27263

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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.

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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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Britthaven Of Davidson has the following positions available: Director of Nursing: ● For a 154 Bed Skilled Facility. ● Must be a registered nurse with long term care & management. ● Must have knowledge of State and Federal LTC Regulations and survey process; Skills/Experience in Customer Service and Staff Regulations. Come Join our team and “Make A Difference“ Please apply in person at Britthaven of Davidson 706 Pineywood Road Thomasville AAE/EOE/Drugfree Workplace

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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.

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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

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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 2301 Delaware Pl............ $425 309 Windley St. .............. $425 1706 W. Ward Ave.......... $425 713-A Scientific St........... $425 1140 Montlieu Ave .......... $450 920 E. Daton St .......... $450 682 Dogwood Cr............ $450 1706 Valley Ridge ........... $475 519 Liberty Dr ............ $625

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

3 Bedrooms 805 Nance Ave .............. $450 704 E. Kearns St ............ $500 1108 Adams.................... $525 1110 Adams .................... $550 1033 Foust St. ................ $575 4914 Elmwood Cir .......... $700 1804 Penny Rd ............... $725 1615 N. Cenntennial ......$775 2141 Rivermeade Dr...... $800

3798 Vanhoe Ln ............. $900 3208 Woodview Dr ........ $900 1921 Ray Alexander...... $950

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1200 Wynnewood .........$1400 4 Bedrooms 305 Fourth St ................. $600 Call About Rent Specials Fowler & Fowler 883-1333 www.fowler-fowler.com

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

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 1100 Westbrook.............. $750 902-1A Belmont ............. $600 228 Hedgecock ............. $600 3911B Archdale............... $600 613 E Springfield............. $525 500 Forrest .................... $525 8798 US 311 #2............... $495 906 Beaumont ............... $475 314 Terrace Trace .......... $450 3613 Eastward #6 .......... $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 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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Nice 3BR, 2BA house 1513 Hampstead St., Central air/heat, $675. mo., 764-1539 Nice 3br and 2br houses, 1br. apt.,1 Mhome, 472-0966 1, 2 & 3 BR Homes For Rent 880-3836 / 669-7019

1418 Furlough, 4 Rooms, rent $250, deposit $100. Call 336-991-6811

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Mobile Homes/Spaces

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885-6149 2BR/1BA, 1326 Oak St, David. Co. Ledford Area. $550 mo. 2BR/1BA, 202 W Bellevue Dr, N High Point, $550/mo. 869-2781

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Pets

AKC Very Small Male Toy Poodle, $400. born 11/23 Great for Christmas 336-472-0800 American Bulldog Pups, parents on site, 4F/1M, ready 12/16 $100. 689-6873 Beautiful Shih Tzu puppy, Male, registered, 10 wks, $385. Call 259-5026 Boston Terrier Pups. Registered. Shots, Beautiful markings. Warr. 336-434-5654 Chihuahua pup, Chocolate Female, 9 wks, CKC registered, 1st shots and dewormed, $250. Call 442-7193 Chihuahua Puppies ready for Christmas. 1st shots completed. $100. 336-307-8538 Cock-a-Poo puppies, Ready for Christmas. 3 Buff Colored Males. $250. 336-991-8211

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Rooms

A-1 ROOMS. Clean, close to stores, buses, A/C. No deposit. 803-1970. A Better Room 4U in town - HP within walking distance of stores, buses. 886-3210. AFFORDABLE rooms for rent. Call 491-2997 LOW Weekly Rates a/c, phone, HBO, eff. Travel Inn Express, HP 883-6101 no sec. dep.

Private extra nice. Quiet. No alochol/drugs 108 Oakwood 887-2147 Walking dist.HPU rooming hse. Util.,cent. H/A, priv. $90-up. 989-3025.

601 Willoubar.......... $550 1016 Grant .............. $525 919 Old Winston ..... $525 409 Centennial....... $500 2209-A Gable Way .. $500 2219 N. Centennial.. $495

912 Putnam .............$475 1606 Larkin............. $450 114 Greenview ........ $450 502 Everett ............ $450 1725 Lamb ............. $395 1305-A E. Green..... $395 2 BEDROOM 2640 2D Ingleside $780

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 ................ $450 608 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 ........ $385 601 Hickory Chapel..$375

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

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 AVAILABLE RENTALS SEE OUR AD ON SUN, MON, WED & FRIDAY FOR OUR COMPLETE HOUSING INVENTORY

Oak Firewood Split and Seasoned, Small Pickup load, $50. delivered. 906-0377 Split seasoned fire wood. Sm truck load $50. $5 delivery fee. 869-2366 Split Seasoned Hardwood, $35, $45, & $55., you haul, Thomas Hill 861-4991

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Furniture

6 Cushion Sofa, newly Reupholstered, Maroon, skirt, 8 Way Tie, $250. 689-8829 day or 431-8195 It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds Like new Thomasville Furniture Oak Bedroom Suite, Bunk beds, w/dresser, nightstand, high dresser, mattress, $750. 476-4295

Reg. Pekingese, York-A-Nese & Shih-Nese. 1st Shots. $350-Up 476-9591

Queen Bed incl. headboard, frame, mattress, box spring, bedding, ex. cond. $200. 474-7755

Rottweiler AKC pups, 8 weeks. Dewormed, tai ls docke d. $300. OBO 336-882-6341

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Shih Tzu pups DOB 9/15/09 wormed, 1st shots, multi color, $325. CKC registered, 336-905-7954 Shih-Tzu Reg Puppy. Wormed, Shots, Beau tiful $275. Call 336-672-0630 Yorkshire Ter. Male AKC Adorable Looking for Santa $450 Cash 336-431-9848

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Pets - Free

FREE kittens to good homes only. Litter trained. Ask for Ken 475-8075

Household Goods

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

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Miscellaneous

Coleman Generator, 5000 Power Base, 10hp, Briggs & Stratton. $350. Call 336-475-0288

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Sporting Equipment

Like new, very good condition, barely used, Cycle Ops Wind Trainer, $125.00 Call 336-869-3784

7380

Wanted to Buy

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

800 S. Centennial ... $800 953 St. Ann .............$795 1728-B N. Hamilton ..$750 2705 Ingleside Dr ....$725

2208-A Gable way .. $550

Fuel Wood/ Stoves

Pomeranian Puppies, 2 Females Left. 4 week. $250. No Papers. Call 472-4464

3 BEDROOMS 501 Mendenhall ......$1150

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

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New Flat Screen TV Console Cabinet in Walnut, $200. Call 886-4719, 8:304:30pm. Mon-Fri.

FREE to good home. Black Young Cat Very Friendly. Call 336-472-1988

4 BEDROOMS 3700 Innwood ........$1195 622 Dogwood ........ $895

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Autos for Sale

98 Lincoln Continental Mark VIII, 171k miles, VGC. Blk EXT & INT, loaded, $4995, obo. 336-906-3770 AT Quality Motors you can buy regardless. Good or bad credit. 475-2338

97 Dodge Avenger $800 dn 00 Saturn LS2 $900 dn 05 Pontiac Grand Am $1200 dn 96 Chevy Cheyenne $1000 dn Plus Many More!

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Single Plot in Floral Garden, Section F,(at entrance), Retail value $3200 . asking $2000. 869-2409 It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds

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Commercial Property

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

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Houses

New Listing Perfect fo r 1st time buyer, 2br/1ba, updated h o m e p r i c e d $45,500. 3br stone house in High Point, new carpet, vinyl & paint. $45,700 Want Privacy-over 5 acres secluded from the road. 3Br home in Trinity. $124,999. 3BR house near Old Emerywood $60,125. Call Kathy Kiziah at 434-6875 or 4101104 Stan Byrd Realtors

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Appliances

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Volkswagen 01, new bettle, 2S, 103k mi, $4500. heated seats, Call 336-880-1773

9120

Classic Antique Cars

78 Camaro LT, V8, All orig. Runs Great. 1 owner. #’s Match. $2000/neg 434-9864

GE Washer & Dryer Ex Large Compacity. Like New. $250 for bot h. Call 3 36-2404569

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

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Recreation Vehicles

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99’ Chevy Tahoe LT, lthr interior, Custom bumper, 159k mi., $5800. 476-3468

Firewood-Uhaul $40, Dumptruck $110, Pickup Truck $55. Delivered. 475-3112

2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. 14k miles. Auto, Flip Roof. A/C, Premium Sound, AM FM CD Player, Cruise. Call 336-906-0469 93 Honda Accord, LX. Fully loaded, 149K miles. $2950/obo, Call 336-883-6793

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

4480

Trucks/ Trailers

Red Crew Cab, ’03 Chevrolet Silverado, EC, 55K miles, $11,700. 454-2342

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

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Sports

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01 Buick LeSabre Limi ted. 91, 800 mi., tan leather, very good co nd., $52 00. 8879568 / 906-1703

7180

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Pace 5ft enclosed trailer, ex. condition, $1000. OBO, Call 336-254-3277

04 Dodge Neon, very nice, auto, 50k, $4200. Call 431-6020 or 847-4635 07 Chevy Malibu, Red, 4 cylinder, auto, 35 k mi. Like new, $9,950 336-510-8794

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

1964-2009 PD-,S,S Silver Kennedy halves BU Dansco Album. $600. 869-6119

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’90 Winnebago Chiefton 29’ motor home. 73,500 miles,

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94’ Camper, new tires, water heater, & hookup. Good cond., sleeps 7, $6,400. Call 301-2789

Kenmore Washer & Dryer good condition. heavy duty. $175 for bot h. Call 3 36-2259606

7100

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’01 Damon motorhome. 2 slides, 2 ACs, 10k, loaded. 36ft. Very good cond., $52,000. Back-up camera. 431-9891

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

1999 Ford Explorer XLT, Dark Green, Gray Leather interior. 172K miles. VGC. $3,600. Call 336-824-4444

GE Electric Stove Clean, good condition. $85. Call 336-225-9606.

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9250

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KIA Amanti, ’04, 1 owner, EC. 69K, Garaged & smokeless. $9000, 442-6837

FORD Explorer XLT ’05. FSBO $13,499 4x4, navy blue. Call (336)689-2918.

GE Electric Glass Top Stove. 1-2 years old. Like New $250 Call 336-240-4569

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472-3111 DLR#27817

2 Cemetery Plots Floral Garden, good section, $4000. Call 8693386 3 Plots in Sundial Sec of Holly Hill Memorial Park. All for $3900. 910-617-4143

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1988 Econoline 150, Custom Van. Drive Daily. $900. Call 336362-8276 Ford E250, 04’, all pwr, 138 k miles, excellent condition, $5200. 986-2497

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2br, Apt. (nice) $395. 1420 E. Commerce 1/2 off dep. Sect. 8 ok No Credit ck. 988-9589 2BR Central Air, carpet, blinds, appls., No pets. 883-4611 LM 318 Charles-2br 210 Edgeworth-1br 883-9602 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 , comple tely redone inside, elec. heat, $600., Call 8121108

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AKC Christmas Weimaraner Pups. 5M, 3F. Parents on Site. $350. 336-345-1462 AKC Cream short hair Retriever Pups $300$400 taking dep. for X-mas 434-2697 AKC Toy Poodles. 6 weeks old. First shots & Dewormed. 1 Girl & 1 Boys. Indoor, Kennel Trai ning. $4 00. Call Nicole 336-410-4770

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MAN OF THE YEAR: Johnson earns top AP honor. 3D

Tuesday December 22, 2009

WHAT A MESS: AFC playoff picture remains muddled. 4D Sports Editor: Mark McKinney mmckinney@hpe.com (336) 888-3556

TOUGH DEAL: Ford offers retirement, buyouts to workers. 5D

HPU stuns Gators

WHO’S NEWS

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BY EVAN LEPLER SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the depths of Gator country, a wave of purple stormed through the O’Connell Center and made history in the process. Coming off their worst loss of the season on Friday night, Dean the High Point Panthers surged to their greatest triumph in NCAA Division I program history on Monday. Thanks to tenacious defense and sizzling three-point shooting, the Panthers women’s basketball team shocked the University of Florida 75-68 in the championship game of the 2009 Gator Holliday Classic. Just three days after a disappointing home setback against Longwood, High Point made 11 of its 18 treys to earn its first win over a BCS conference opponent since transitioning to Division One. “What a win!” proclaimed head coach Tooey Loy. “This is one that they and I will remember for the rest of our lives.” Junior forward Amy Dodd earned Tournament MVP honors, playing 38 grueling minutes and contributing 11 points and nine assists. LaTeisha Dean, who was sidelined on Friday with a hamstring injury and doubtful to play at all, led the Panthers with 17 points and was also named to the AllTournament team. “We played great basketball all night,” said Loy. “Even when Florida made its run in the second half, we never had a letdown. We beat a really good basketball team tonight.” The Panthers connected on 7 of 9 threes in the first half en route to a 35-31 halftime edge, combining scintillating touch with relentless perimeter defense that limited the Gators to 5-25 from downtown in the game. In the two-game tournament, Ashlee Samuels scored 21 points and snared 23 rebounds, also garnering All- Tournament honors. High Point improved to 6-6 on the season.

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Celebrate good times Carolina’s Brad Hoover (45) and Matt Moore (3) celebrate Hoover’s 1-yard touchdown catch from Moore against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half of Sunday night’s game in Charlotte. The underdog Panthers stunned the Vikings with a dominating 26-7 victory that shook up the NFC playoff race. It marked the sixth career touchdown reception for Hoover, who starred at Ledford High and Western Carolina. Hoover has scored eight career NFL touchdowns overall. See more from this game on 4D.

East’s boys overwhelm Ledford for 58-42 win BY DANIEL KENNEDY SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

THOMASVILLE – East Davidson built a 30-17 lead over Ledford at halftime Monday night and retained its momentum throughout, putting the Panthers away with a frenetic run at the close of the third quarter. After watching their lead dwindle to single digits, the Golden Eagles quickly ran their way to a 19-point advantage to end the third and came away with a 58-42 victory. “We had a little spurt there where we shot the ball really well,” East

Davidson coach Matt Jacobs said. Blake Dodd and Keaton Hawks led the Eagles with 11 and nine points, respectively, to key a balanced perimeter attack that put East in front. Ledford’s cold shooting, however, also helped to dig the Panthers a 176 hole in the first quarter and the team was unable to shake the slump to make a run. “We had good looks. We missed a lot of shots around the basket,” Panthers coach Scott Dalton said. “To compound that, we didn’t get a lot of stops at the other end.” Will Essick had 10 points for Led-

ford and Dylan Smith had seven, but the interior scoring for the Panthers was kept mostly in check. “The defense was a real key for us,” Jacobs said. “When we played the first time, it was Dylan Smith and one defender. You’re not going to beat him like that, so this time, the kids just did what they were supposed to do. We played as well as we have all year.” Heading into the NewBridge Christmas Classic at Ledford starting Saturday, East will enter with a 5-4 mark. With the loss, Ledford moves to 6-3.

Stellar backcourt sparks Eagles BY DANIEL KENNEDY SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

THOMASVILLE – In spite of a slew of injuries, Ledford kept it close throughout the first two quarters of Monday night’s game at East Davidson, as the Panthers trailed just 33-22 at halftime. In the second half, however, the Golden Eagles – playing without starting guard Stacy Hicks – wore down Ledford’s suddenly thin rotation and swept the season series with their nonconference rivals, this time winning 63-47. “That’s our game. We’ve got to get

out there and get going,” East Davidson coach Brian Eddinger said in reference to his team’s quick-strike attack. “We knew Ledford would come out with intensity. We had to match it.” A combined 40 points from guards Haley Grimsley and Candace Fox gave East a comfortable advantage in the second half, as the Eagles’ experienced backcourt dominated the pace of the game. Ledford could have used five of senior Chelsea Freeman to combat East’s high-octane offense. Freeman had 15 to lead the Panthers and held her own defensively on one of the

two Eagle guards she was responsible for tracking at all times. The only downfall was that she could not defend both simultaneously. Grimsley led all scorers with 25 and Fox had 15. “We have to try to get better defensively,” Panthers coach John Ralls said. “We subbed pretty liberally (in spite missing five players), but they leaked out on some fast breaks and stuff. They beat us pretty much anyway they wanted to tonight.” East improves to 8-1 and will next compete over the holidays in the annual NewBridge Classic hosted by Ledford. The Panthers fall to 5-4.

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n my hit and run in Sunday’s edition, I mistakenly wrote that Sunday night’s Panthers-Vikings game would be played in Minnesota. It was a dumb typographical error on my part. Apparently, the Vikings followed my inaccurate lead and didn’t show up in Charlotte, either. Carolina’s shocking 26-7 victory came against a Viking team that melted under the prime-time spotlight faster than Frosty the Snowman in a greenhouse. For the second time in three weeks, Minnesota was routed on Sunday night and fell to 11-3. The Vikings remain two games be-

hind New Orleans in the race for homefield advantage in the NFC playoffs and only lead Philadelphia by one game in the battle for the No. 2 NFC seed and first-round postseason bye. Carolina’s offensive dominance was total. Consider that: •Matt Moore passed for a career-high 299 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for the Panthers. •Jonathan Stewart rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries to become the first back to surpass 100 yards against the Vikings in 36 games. •Steve Smith caught nine passes for 157

yards and a touchdown in his best performance of the season. The Panthers’ defense was just as tough. Minnesota’s Brett Favre completed just 17 of 27 passes for 224 yards with an interception and no touchdowns. Carolina sacked Favre four times. Adrian Peterson was held to 35 yards rushing as the Vikings managed only 237 total yards of offense. The Panthers, who were eliminated from playoff contention after Dallas’ win Saturday night, showed tremendous fight and resolve. They earned this one.

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The Dallas Cowboys cut placekicker Nick Folk on Monday and replaced him with Shaun Suisham, a former Cowboy. Suisham previously kicked for Dallas in 2005 and 2006. He was released by Washington on Dec. 8 after missing a key kick – the same problem that cost Folk his job Monday. Folk clanged the right upright on an easy 24-yarder that would have put away Saturday night’s 24-17 victory against the unbeaten Saints. Instead, the Dallas defense had to make one more stand against one of the league’s best offenses. Folk leads the NFL with 10 misses, going 18 of 28 and missing seven of his past 11. Suisham was released by the Redskins in great part after he missed a short field goal against New Orleans, which rallied to win in overtime. Suisham is 85 of 107 (79.4 percent). He originally signed with Pittsburgh out of Bowling Green in 2005, went to the Cowboys’ practice squad and was signed to the active roster on Oct. 24, Suisham played in three games and was 3 of 4 on field goals before being released. Back with Dallas in 2006, he played in three games and was 1 for 2 before again being cut.

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SCOREBOARD 2D www.hpe.com TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009 THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE 13. North Carolina 14. Ohio St. 15. TCU 16. Clemson 17. Coastal Carolina 18. East Carolina 19. Louisville 20. UCLA 21. Southern Miss. 22. Mississippi 23. Arkansas 24. San Diego 25. Oklahoma 26. Stanford 27. Wichita St. 28. South Carolina 29. Texas A&M 30. Minnesota 31. Georgia 32. Vanderbilt 33. Fresno St. 34. Pepperdine 35. South Florida 36. Kansas 37. Middle Tennessee 38. Florida Gulf Coast 39. Notre Dame 40. Dallas Baptist

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New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo

W 9 7 7 5

L 5 7 7 9

T 0 0 0 0

x-Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennessee Houston

W 14 7 7 7

L 0 7 7 7

T 0 0 0 0

Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

W 9 8 7 3

L 5 6 7 11

T 0 0 0 0

x-San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City

W 11 8 5 3

L 3 6 9 11

T 0 0 0 0

y-Philadelphia Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington

W 10 9 7 4

L 4 5 6 9

T 0 0 0 0

x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

W 13 7 6 2

L 1 7 8 12

T 0 0 0 0

x-Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit

W 11 9 5 2

L 3 5 9 12

T 0 0 0 0

x-Arizona San Francisco Seattle St. Louis

W 9 6 5 1

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AMERICAN CONFERENCE East Pct PF PA Home .643 365 244 7-0-0 .500 316 333 4-2-0 .500 282 221 3-4-0 .357 225 288 2-5-0 South Pct PF PA Home 1.000 394 248 7-0-0 .500 266 322 5-3-0 .500 320 347 5-2-0 .500 327 286 3-4-0 North Pct PF PA Home .643 288 244 5-2-0 .571 350 225 6-2-0 .500 315 280 5-2-0 .214 199 349 1-5-0 West Pct PF PA Home .786 389 283 5-2-0 .571 275 250 4-3-0 .357 175 335 2-5-0 .214 240 383 1-7-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East Pct PF PA Home .714 399 286 5-2-0 .643 320 250 5-2-0 .538 341 330 4-3-0 .308 234 251 3-3-0 South Pct PF PA Home .929 483 298 6-1-0 .500 312 312 5-2-0 .429 251 289 4-3-0 .143 214 363 1-6-0 North Pct PF PA Home .786 396 269 7-0-0 .643 380 280 5-2-0 .357 254 322 4-3-0 .143 233 437 2-5-0 West Pct PF PA Home .643 337 282 3-3-0 .429 282 269 5-2-0 .357 257 325 4-3-0 .071 159 377 0-7-0

Away 2-5-0 3-5-0 4-3-0 3-4-0

AFC 6-4-0 5-5-0 5-5-0 3-8-0

NFC 3-1-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 2-1-0

Div 4-2-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-4-0

Away AFC 7-0-0 10-0-0 2-4-0 6-4-0 2-5-0 4-7-0 4-3-0 4-6-0

NFC 4-0-0 1-3-0 3-0-0 3-1-0

Div 6-0-0 3-3-0 2-4-0 1-5-0

Away 4-3-0 2-4-0 2-5-0 2-6-0

AFC 6-4-0 6-4-0 4-6-0 3-7-0

NFC 3-1-0 2-2-0 3-1-0 0-4-0

Div 6-0-0 3-2-0 1-4-0 1-5-0

Away 6-1-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 2-4-0

AFC 8-3-0 6-5-0 4-6-0 2-8-0

NFC 3-0-0 2-1-0 1-3-0 1-3-0

Div 5-1-0 3-2-0 2-4-0 1-4-0

Away 5-2-0 4-3-0 3-3-0 1-6-0

NFC 9-2-0 7-3-0 5-4-0 2-8-0

AFC 1-2-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 2-1-0

Div 4-1-0 2-2-0 3-2-0 0-4-0

Away 7-0-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-6-0

NFC 9-1-0 5-6-0 6-4-0 2-8-0

AFC 4-0-0 2-1-0 0-4-0 0-4-0

Div 4-0-0 2-3-0 3-2-0 0-4-0

Away 4-3-0 4-3-0 1-6-0 0-7-0

NFC 8-2-0 7-3-0 3-7-0 1-9-0

AFC 3-1-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 1-3-0

Div 5-0-0 4-2-0 1-3-0 0-5-0

Away 6-2-0 1-6-0 1-6-0 1-6-0

NFC 7-3-0 5-5-0 4-7-0 1-9-0

AFC 2-2-0 1-3-0 1-2-0 0-4-0

Div 3-2-0 4-1-0 3-3-0 0-4-0

x-clinched division y-clinched playoff spot Thursday’s result Indianapolis 35, Jacksonville 31 Saturday’s result Dallas 24, New Orleans 17 Sunday’s results Tennessee 27, Miami 24, OT Arizona 31, Detroit 24 Atlanta 10, N.Y. Jets 7 Houston 16, St. Louis 13 New England 17, Buffalo 10 Cleveland 41, Kansas City 34 Oakland 20, Denver 19 San Diego 27, Cincinnati 24 Baltimore 31, Chicago 7 Tampa Bay 24, Seattle 7 Pittsburgh 37, Green Bay 36 Philadelphia 27, San Francisco 13 Carolina 26, Minnesota 7 Monday’s result N.Y. Giants at Washington, late

Sunday’s late game Panthers 26, Vikings 7 Minnesota Carolina

0 7 0 0 — 7 0 6 0 20 — 26 Second Quarter Car—Hoover 1 pass from M.Moore (kick blocked), 10:55. Min—Peterson 4 run (Longwell kick), 5:01. Fourth Quarter Car—Smith 42 pass from M.Moore (pass failed), 14:49. Car—Stewart 3 run (Kasay kick), 9:18. Car—Stewart 2 pass from M.Moore (Kasay kick), 3:07. A—73,515. Min Car First downs 10 23 Total Net Yards 237 397 Rushes-yards 14-41 40-124 Passing 196 273 Punt Returns 4-58 3-8 Kickoff Returns 4-52 2-38 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 17-27-1 21-33-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-28 2-26 Punts 8-46.6 7-41.1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-0 Penalties-Yards 5-45 6-49 Time of Possession 22:01 37:59 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Minnesota, Peterson 12-35, Taylor 2-6. Carolina, Stewart 25-109, D.Williams 6-13, Sutton 2-9, Hoover 1-1, M.Moore 5-(minus 2), Smith 1-(minus 6). PASSING—Minnesota, Favre 17-27-1-224. Carolina, M.Moore 21-33-0-299. RECEIVING—Minnesota, Rice 4-69, Peterson 3-73, Berrian 3-25, Shiancoe 3-24, Kleinsasser 2-16, Harvin 1-10, Taylor 1-7. Carolina, Smith 9-157, King 3-17, Muhammad 2-29, Stewart 214, Barnidge 1-55, Sutton 1-12, Rosario 1-11, D.Williams 1-3, Hoover 1-1. MISSED FGs—Minnesota, Longwell 39.

NFL playoff scenarios Week 16 AFC Indianapolis Clinched AFC South and homefield advantage throughout AFC playoffs San Diego Clinched AFC West — Clinches a first-round bye with: 1) win or tie OR 2) New England loss or tie New England — Clinches AFC East division title with: 1) win or tie OR 2) Miami loss or tie Cincinnati — Clinches AFC North division title with: 1) win OR 2) tie and Baltimore loss or tie OR 3) Baltimore loss — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) tie OR 2) Jacksonville loss or tie and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Houston-Miami tie Baltimore — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) win and Jacksonville loss or tie and N.Y. Jets loss or tie OR 2) win and Jacksonville loss or tie and Denver loss or tie OR 3) win and Miami loss or tie and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Denver loss OR 4) tie and N.Y. Jets loss and Jacksonville loss and Tennessee loss or tie and HoustonMiami tie Denver — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) win and Jacksonville loss or tie and Miami loss or tie and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie NFC New Orleans Clinched NFC South and a first-round bye — Clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: 1) win or tie OR 2) Minnesota loss or tie Minnesota Clinched NFC North — Clinches first-round bye with: 1) A win and Philadelphia loss or tie OR 2) A tie and Philadelphia loss Arizona Clinched NFC West Philadelphia Clinched a playoff spot — Clinches NFC East with: 1) win and Dallas loss OR 2) win and N.Y. Giants loss or tie OR 3) tie and N.Y. Giants loss Green Bay — Clinches a playoff spot with: (If Giants win Monday) 1) win and N.Y. Giants loss or tie OR 2) win and Dallas loss OR 3) tie and N.Y. Giants loss (If Redskins win Monday) 1) win or tie OR 2) N.Y. Giants loss or tie Dallas — Clinches playoff spot with: (If Giants win Monday) 1) win and N.Y. Giants loss or tie OR 2) tie and N.Y. Giants loss (If Redskins win Monday) 1) win or tie OR 2) N.Y. Giants loss or tie

Bowl glance Saturday, Dec. 19 New Mexico Bowl at Albuquerque Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28, 2 OTs St. Petersburg (Fla.) Bowl Rutgers 45, Central Florida 24 Sunday, Dec. 20 New Orleans Bowl Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss. 32 Tuesday, Dec. 22 Las Vegas Bowl BYU (10-2) vs. Oregon State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego Utah (9-3) vs. California (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl at Honolulu SMU (7-5) vs. Nevada (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Detroit Ohio (9-4) vs. Marshall (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Bowl at Charlotte North Carolina (8-4) vs. Pittsburgh (9-3), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Emerald Bowl at San Francisco Southern Cal (8-4) vs. Boston College (84), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Dec. 27 Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn. Clemson (8-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La. Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Georgia (7-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 29 EagleBank Bowl at Washington Temple (9-3) vs. UCLA (6-6), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Champs Sports Bowl at Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Wisconsin (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl at Boise, Idaho Bowling Green (7-5) vs. Idaho (7-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Sunday’s games Buffalo at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Houston at Miami, 1 p.m. Seattle at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at New England, 1 p.m. Detroit at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis, 4:15 p.m. Denver at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28 Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Bowl at San Diego Nebraska (9-4) vs. Arizona (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 31 Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas Stanford (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (7-5), Noon (CBS) Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth Air Force (7-5) vs. Houston (10-3), Noon (ESPN) Texas Bowl at Houston Missouri (8-4) vs. Navy (9-4), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl at Tempe, Ariz. Minnesota (6-6) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 6 p.m. (NFL) Chick-fil-A Bowl at Atlanta Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Tennessee (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

TSN FCS poll PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top 25 teams in final The Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2009 records, points and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Villanova (101) 14-1 2,525 2 2. Montana 14-1 2,415 3 3. Appalachian State 11-3 2,385 5 4. William & Mary 11-3 2,225 6 5. Richmond 11-2 2,092 4 6. Southern Illinois 11-2 2,037 1 7. New Hampshire 10-3 1,815 10 8. S.C. State 10-2 1,685 7 9. Elon 9-3 1,672 9 10. Stephen F. Austin 10-3 1,577 12 11. S. Dakota State 8-4 1,431 11 12. McNeese State 9-3 1,391 8 13. East. Washington 8-4 1,150 13 14. Holy Cross 9-3 1,111 17 15. Prairie View A&M 9-1 976 18 16. Jacksonville State 8-3 931 14 17. Weber State 7-5 914 15 18. Northern Iowa 7-4 854 16 19. Eastern Illinois 8-4 736 19 20. Penn 8-2 590 21 21. Colgate 9-2 524 20 22. Liberty 8-3 482 22 23. Florida A&M 8-3 366 23 24. Lafayette 8-3 223 24 25. Texas State 7-4 155 25 Others receiving votes: James Madison 129, Montana State 112, Delaware 89, Harvard 64, Butler 49, Eastern Kentucky 34, Central Connecticut State 29, UC Davis 28, Furman 26, Illinois State 24, Northern Arizona 21, Grambling 11, Youngstown State 8, Norfolk State 7, Stony Brook 4, Alabama A&M 3, Old Dominion 3, Central Arkansas 2, Chattanooga 1.

FCS Coaches poll SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the final Coaches Football Championship Subdivision poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, final 2009 records and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Villanova (28) 14-1 700 3 2. Montana 14-1 672 1 3. Appalachian State 11-3 629 5 3. William & Mary 11-3 629 6 5. Richmond 11-2 579 4 6. Southern Illinois 11-2 541 2 7. New Hampshire 10-3 515 10 8. S.C. State 10-2 477 7 9. Stephen F. Austin 10-3 450 12 10. Elon 9-3 439 9 11. S. Dakota State 8-4 413 11 12. McNeese State 9-3 375 8 13. East. Washington 8-4 345 14 14. Holy Cross 9-3 317 19 15. Eastern Illinois 8-4 272 17 16. Jacksonville State 8-3 258 13 17. Weber State 7-5 246 18 18. Northern Iowa 7-4 252 15 19. Prairie View A&M 9-1 223 16 20. Colgate 9-2 165 20 21. Liberty 8-3 155 22 22. Florida A&M 8-3 127 21 23. Pennsylvania 8-2 97 23 24. Texas State 7-4 59 25 25. Lafayette 8-3 56 24 Others receiving votes: Montana State 38, Delaware 18, James Madison 14, Butler 6, Harvard 6, Grambling State 5, Northern Arizona 5, Alabama A&M 4, Illinois State 4, Central Connecticut State 2, Dayton 2, Tennessee Tech 2, Central Arkansas 1, Massachusetts 1, UC Davis 1.

AFCA Division III coaches poll Final Record Pts 1. Wisc-Whitewtr (40) 15-0 1,000 2. Mount Union (Ohio) 14-1 960 3. Linfield (Ore.) 12-1 900 4. Wesley (Del.) 13-1 894 5. St. Thomas (Minn.) 11-2 788 6. Mary Hrd-Bay (Tx) 10-2 719 7. Wittenberg (Ohio) 12-1 671 8. J. Hopkins (Md.) 10-3 633 9. Albright (Pa.) 11-2 546 10. Thomas More (Ky.) 11-1 543 11. Illinois Wesleyan 10-2 521 12. Coe (Iowa) 10-2 514 13. Central (Iowa) 10-1 494 14. St. John’s (Minn.) 10-1 463 15. Delaw. Valley (Pa.) 10-2 404 16. Trine (Ind.) 10-2 353 17. Monmouth (Ill.) 10-1 330 18. Wabash (Ind.) 9-2 306 19. Case West. Res. (Ohio) 10-1 295 20. Montclair St. (N.J.) 10-2 261 21. Mississippi Coll. 9-3 235 22. Ham-Sydney (Va.) 10-1 205 23. Wash & Jeff. (Pa.) 9-2 166 24. Ohio Northern 8-2 136 25. California Lutheran 8-2 111

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 21 5 .808 Toronto 13 17 .433 New York 10 17 .370 Philadelphia 7 20 .259 New Jersey 2 26 .071 Southeast Division W L Pct Orlando 21 7 .750 Atlanta 19 7 .731 Miami 13 12 .520 Charlotte 10 16 .385 Washington 8 17 .320 Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 20 8 .714 Milwaukee 12 14 .462 Detroit 11 16 .407 Chicago 10 15 .400 Indiana 9 17 .346 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct Dallas 20 8 .714 Houston 16 11 .593 San Antonio 14 10 .583 New Orleans 12 14 .462 Memphis 12 15 .444 Northwest Division W L Pct Denver 19 9 .679 Portland 17 12 .586 Utah 16 12 .571 Oklahoma City 13 13 .500 Minnesota 5 23 .179

GB — 101 11 1⁄2 14 ⁄2 20 GB — 11 6 ⁄2 10 111⁄2 GB — 7 811⁄2 8 ⁄2 10 GB —1 3 ⁄2 4 7 71⁄2 GB —1 2 ⁄2 3 5 14

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Q. Who quarterbacked the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings in 1977? Pacific Division W L Pct GB 22 4 .846 —1 18 9 .667 4 ⁄2 12 14 .462 10 12 14 .462 10 7 19 .269 15 Sunday’s Games Toronto 98, New Orleans 92 Memphis 102, Denver 96 L.A. Lakers 93, Detroit 81 Portland 102, Miami 95 Boston 122, Minnesota 104 Dallas 102, Cleveland 95 New York 98, Charlotte 94 Monday’s Games Milwaukee 84, Indiana 81 Orlando 104, Utah 99 Sacramento at Chicago, late L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, late Cleveland at Phoenix, late Today’s Games Detroit at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

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

Friday’s game San Diego at Tennessee, 7:30 p.m.

48-18 42-19 40-18 44-22 47-16 46-20 47-18 27-29 40-26 44-20 41-24 29-25 43-20 30-25 30-27 40-23 37-24 40-19 38-24 37-27 32-30 31-23 34-12 39-24 44-18 36-18 36-23 38-17

Bucks 84, Pacers 81 MILWAUKEE (84) Redd 5-12 2-4 14, Ilyasova 1-9 1-1 3, Bogut 14-19 3-7 31, Jennings 7-19 1-2 16, Delfino 0-3 0-0 0, Mbah a Moute 2-4 2-4 6, Warrick 0-3 0-0 0, Ridnour 3-5 0-0 6, Meeks 0-2 0-0 0, Elson 0-1 0-0 0, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Bell 2-5 0-2 6. Totals 35-83 9-20 84. INDIANA (81) Dunleavy 2-17 0-0 4, Murphy 4-9 4-5 14, Hibbert 7-15 2-2 16, Watson 2-3 0-0 4, D.Jones 2-8 3-6 7, Hansbrough 4-7 3-3 11, S.Jones 2-2 2-4 6, Ford 3-12 2-2 8, Rush 3-8 0-0 7, Head 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 31-87 16-22 81. Milwaukee 19 17 29 19 — 84 Indiana 16 27 20 18 — 81 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 5-16 (Redd 2-3, Bell 2-3, Jennings 1-2, Mbah a Moute 0-1, Ilyasova 0-2, Meeks 0-2, Delfino 0-3), Indiana 3-17 (Murphy 2-5, Rush 1-1, Watson 0-1, Hibbert 0-1, Head 0-2, Ford 0-3, Dunleavy 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 54 (Bogut 18), Indiana 67 (Murphy 12). Assists—Milwaukee 18 (Jennings 6), Indiana 16 (Ford 5). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 20, Indiana 22. A—12,836 (18,165).

Magic 104, Jazz 99 UTAH (99) Miles 5-15 0-0 13, Boozer 7-16 3-5 17, Okur 3-8 0-0 7, D.Williams 6-16 6-7 18, Brewer 29 1-2 5, Millsap 8-11 4-6 20, Kirilenko 4-9 33 14, Maynor 1-5 2-2 4, Matthews 0-0 0-0 0, Fesenko 0-0 1-2 1, Koufos 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-89 20-27 99. ORLANDO (104) Pietrus 3-4 0-0 8, Lewis 7-14 0-2 18, Howard 5-8 11-15 21, J.Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Carter 515 7-9 18, Gortat 2-2 1-1 5, Nelson 0-6 2-2 2, Barnes 0-1 0-0 0, Anderson 0-0 1-2 1, Redick 7-9 4-4 20, Bass 0-0 3-4 3, Johnson 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 32-66 31-41 104. Utah 18 22 28 31 — 99 Orlando 19 21 30 34 — 104 3-Point Goals—Utah 7-18 (Kirilenko 3-5, Miles 3-7, Okur 1-3, Maynor 0-1, D.Williams 0-2), Orlando 9-21 (Lewis 4-8, Redick 2-2, Pietrus 2-3, Carter 1-3, J.Williams 0-1, Barnes 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Nelson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Utah 54 (Okur 9), Orlando 50 (Carter, Howard 9). Assists—Utah 26 (D.Williams 12), Orlando 14 (J.Williams 4). Total Fouls—Utah 26, Orlando 21. Technicals—Utah defensive three second, Lewis, J.Williams 2, Orlando defensive three second. Ejected— J.Williams. A—17,461 (17,461).

College scores MEN EAST Albright 74, Kean 65 California, Pa. 72, Lake Erie 56 Davidson 61, Hofstra 52 Goldey Beacom 84, New Haven 73 Penn St. 76, American U. 57 Providence 87, Yale 78 Sacred Heart 78, Stony Brook 70 SOUTH Bellarmine 71, Tusculum 59 Charleston So. 94, Southeastern, Fla. 66 Chattanooga 84, Tenn. Temple 52 ETSU 93, Jacksonville 70 Haverford at Elon, ccd. Kentucky 88, Drexel 44 Miami 80, N. Carolina A&T 59 North Florida 65, Canisius 61 Savannah St. 57, Stetson 46 South Carolina 81, Furman 57 Virginia 68, N.J. Tech 37 Wofford 68, UNC Asheville 42 MIDWEST Ball St. 59, N.C. Central 45 Colorado College 81, Macalester 58 Taylor 109, Ohio St.-Marion 59 Wichita St. 69, N. Dakota St. 57 WOMEN EAST Delaware Valley 81, Immaculata 64 Drexel 67, Bucknell 54 Duke 75, Maine 34 Duquesne 67, St. Francis, Pa. 63 Goldey Beacom 67, St. Michael’s 62 Hartford 51, Coppin St. 44 Hofstra 67, Stony Brook 61 Holy Family 54, Millersville 35 Lake Erie 77, Notre Dame Coll. 65 Miami 101, Cornell 62 Penn St. 69, Oakland, Mich. 64 Quinnipiac 75, Yale 59 Sacred Heart 67, Binghamton 59 Seton Hall 58, UC Davis 54 St. Peter’s 55, Wagner 50 Vermont 66, Providence 57 SOUTH Alabama 71, Presbyterian 38 Bethune-Cookman 65, Stetson 60 Clemson 67, Wofford 51 Coll. of Charleston 68, W. Carolina 61 ETSU 77, Jacksonville 72 Elon 73, UNC Asheville 68 Florida St. 83, Hawaii 39 Furman 73, Appalachian St. 56 Georgia Southern 80, Kennesaw St. 67 High Point 75, Florida 68 James Madison 85, Longwood 67 Louisiana-Lafayette 77, Centenary 50 Richmond 74, Radford 40 UNC-Greensboro 55, Samford 47 William & Mary 67, Southern U. 41 Winthrop 66, Campbell 60 MIDWEST Bowling Green 73, Youngstown St. 45 Cincinnati 62, Valparaiso 50 Dayton 84, Butler 81, 2OT E. Michigan 83, Chicago St. 64 Gardner-Webb 56, Purdue 55 Marquette 63, Canisius 32 Michigan St. 67, St. Bonaventure 59 Missouri 81, Ark.-Pine Bluff 50 Murray St. 88, IUPUI 68 N. Dakota St. 66, N. Arizona 56

The AP Top 25 MEN The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (55) 10-0 1,611 1 2. Texas (7) 10-0 1,543 2 3. Kentucky (1) 11-0 1,477 3 4. Purdue 10-0 1,422 4 5. Syracuse (2) 11-0 1,397 5 6. West Virginia 9-0 1,290 6 7. Duke 9-1 1,249 7 8. Villanova 10-1 1,175 8 9. Michigan St. 9-2 1,046 12 10. North Carolina 8-3 959 10 11. Connecticut 7-2 950 14 12. Kansas St. 10-1 810 17 13. New Mexico 12-0 707 19 14. Georgetown 8-1 676 11 15. Mississippi 10-1 624 20 16. Tennessee 8-2 616 9 17. Ohio St. 9-2 562 18 18. Florida 8-2 519 13 19. Texas A&M 9-2 320 23 20. Butler 8-3 315 21 21. Temple 9-2 244 — 22. Washington 7-2 194 24 23. Texas Tech 9-1 192 16 24. Clemson 10-2 151 — 25. Gonzaga 8-3 146 15

Others receiving votes: Florida St. 127, UNLV 126, Wisconsin 96, Northwestern 89, Georgia Tech 76, St. John’s 53, Miami 50, Missouri St. 45, Dayton 39, Charlotte 29, Oklahoma St. 29, UAB 29, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 21, BYU 20, Wichita St. 18, Memphis 16, Tulsa 12, N.C. State 11, Cincinnati 9, Mississippi St. 8, Baylor 6, Wake Forest 4, California 3, Virginia Tech 3, William & Mary 3, Richmond 2, W. Carolina 2, Army 1, N. Iowa 1, Pittsburgh 1, Rhode Island 1. Voter Ballots: http://tinyurl.com/cfbse4

Today’s games

Big South women

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 20, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (31) 10-0 775 1 2. Texas 10-0 738 2 3. Kentucky 11-0 700 3 4. Purdue 10-0 677 4 5. Syracuse 11-0 658 5 6. West Virginia 8-0 629 6 7. Duke 9-1 589 7 8. Villanova 10-1 553 9 9. Michigan State 9-2 490 12 10. North Carolina 8-3 448 10 11. Connecticut 7-2 438 14 12. New Mexico 12-0 349 19 13. Georgetown 8-1 332 11 14. Tennessee 8-2 311 8 15. Kansas State 10-1 289 22 16. Butler 8-3 280 17 17. Ohio State 9-2 251 18 18. Florida 8-2 198 13 19. Washington 7-2 168 21 20. UNLV 10-1 162 23 21. Mississippi 10-1 159 25 22. Georgia Tech 8-2 129 15 23. Clemson 10-2 127 24 24. Gonzaga 8-3 122 15 25. Temple 9-2 57 — Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 54, Texas Tech 49, Florida State 41, St. John’s 33, Saint Mary’s 31, Brigham Young 28, Wisconsin 28, Northwestern 21, Wake Forest 20, Charlotte 16, Oklahoma State 16, Cincinnati 12, Illinois 12, Virginia Tech 12, Tulsa 11, William & Mary 11, California 10, Dayton 10, Missouri State 8, Washington State 6, Western Carolina 6, Miami 3, Mississippi State 3, Richmond 2, Louisville 1, Northern Iowa 1, Old Dominion 1.

ACC names Scheyer, Harris hoop players of week GREENSBORO (AP) — Duke’s Jon Scheyer and Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s players of the week. The ACC on Monday named Scheyer as its player of the week and gave Harris its weekly award for rookies. Scheyer averaged 28 points, 6.5 rebounds and 8.5 assists in wins against Gardner-Webb and Gonzaga. That included career highs of 36 points and nine assists in the win against Gardner-Webb. Harris won the rookie award for the third time, averaging 10.5 points while scoring in double figures in the Demon Deacons’ wins against UNC Wilmington and North Carolina State.

DeGraffenreid, Hawkins earn ACC’s weekly honors GREENSBORO (AP) — North Carolina’s Cetera DeGraffenreid and Maryland’s Tianna Hawkins are the Atlantic Coast Conference’s players of the week in women’s basketball. DeGraffenreid earned player of the week honors after she scored a career-high 26 points and added 10 assists in a victory against South Carolina. Hawkins was selected as the league’s top rookie after she collected 20 points and 12 rebounds against American in the Terrapins’ first road victory.

ACC standings All Times EDT W Florida St. 1 Wake Forest 1 Boston Coll. 1 Duke 0 Va. Tech 0 Clemson 0 N. Carolina 0 Maryland 0 Virginia 0 Miami 0 Ga. Tech 0 N.C. State 0

Conf. L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

Overall Pct. W L 1.000 10 2 1.000 8 2 1.000 7 4 .000 9 1 .000 9 1 .000 10 2 .000 8 3 .000 6 3 .000 5 4 .000 12 1 .000 8 2 .000 8 2

Pct. .833 .800 .636 .900 .900 .833 .727 .667 .556 .923 .800 .800

Sunday’s results Boston College 72, Bryant 46 Florida State 66, Georgia Tech 59 (OT) Wake Forest 67, N.C. State 59

Monday’s results Virginia 68, NJIT 37 Miami 80, North Carolina A&T 59

Today’s games Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech, 2 p.m. Marshall at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (FSSO) Tennessee-Martin at Florida State, 7 p.m. UMBC at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m. Western Carolina at Clemson, 7:30 p.m. Winston-Salem State at Maryland, 8 p.m.

Wednesday’s games (Dec. 23) Hampton at Virginia, 7 p.m. Massachusetts at Boston College, 7 p.m. N.C. State at Arizona, 10:30 p.m. (FSN)

Sunday’s game (Dec. 27) Florida Atlantic at Maryland, 2 p.m.

Monday’s games (Dec. 28) Wake Forest at UNC Greensboro (at Greensboro Coliseum), 7 p.m. Rutgers at North Carolina, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Big South men All Times EDT Conf. W L Coastal Caro. 2 0 Radford 2 0 UNC-Ashe. 1 0 Liberty 1 1 Winthrop 1 1 High Point 1 1 VMI 1 1 Gard.-Webb 0 1 Charleston S. 0 2 Presbyterian 0 2

Overall Pct. W L 1.000 10 2 1.000 5 3 1.000 3 7 .500 6 6 .500 5 5 .500 4 5 .500 4 5 .000 3 7 .000 5 6 .000 2 10

Sunday’s results Marshall 109, High Point 76 Charlotte 57, Winthrop 47

Pct. .833 .625 .300 .500 .500 .444 .444 .300 .455 .167

All Times EDT W Gard.-Webb 0 Liberty 0 Coastal Caro. 0 Charleston S. 0 High Point 0 Winthrop 0 UNC-Ashe. 0 Radford 0 Presbyterian 0

Conf. L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct. .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

Overall W L 10 2 6 2 8 3 5 4 6 6 5 6 3 7 1 8 1 10

Pct. .833 .750 .727 .556 .500 .455 .300 .111 .091

Saturday’s result N.C. State 66, Winthrop 53

Sunday’s results High Point 66, William & Mary 58, at Florida Gator Inv. Coastal Carolina 57, Savannah State 41

Monday’s results Alabama 71, Prebyterian 38 Elon 73, UNC Asheville 68 High Point 75, Florida 68 at Gator Inv. Richmond 74, Radford 40 Gardner-Webb 56, Purdue 55 Winthrop 66, Campbell 60

Today’s game Savannah St. at Charleston Southern, 5 p.m.

Wednesday’s game Radford at Hampton, 5:30 p.m.

Miami 80, N.C. A&T 59 N. CAROLINA A&T (4-7) Upchurch 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 3-8 0-0 8, Coleman 2-4 0-0 4, Alston 4-12 3-3 13, Simpson 3-8 0-0 8, Joshua 4-11 4-8 14, Hill 2-5 0-0 6, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Witter 1-2 0-0 3, Porter 1-2 1-3 3. Totals 20-55 8-14 59. MIAMI (12-1) McGowan 4-5 0-1 10, Collins 6-9 1-4 13, Scott 5-9 2-3 13, Grant 5-9 2-2 14, Dews 414 0-0 10, Allen 2-7 0-0 6, Adams 0-4 1-2 1, Thomas 2-5 0-0 6, Johnson 1-4 3-3 5, Gamble 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 30-68 9-15 80. Halftime—Miami 44-22. 3-Point Goals—N. Carolina A&T 11-34 (Johnson 2-5, Hill 2-5, Alston 2-7, Simpson 2-7, Joshua 2-8, Witter 1-2), Miami 11-30 (McGowan 2-2, Thomas 25, Grant 2-5, Allen 2-6, Dews 2-8, Scott 1-2, Adams 0-2). Fouled Out—None.

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National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 34 25 8 1 51 102 75 Pittsburgh 36 25 10 1 51 116 91 N.Y. Rangers36 17 16 3 37 99 102 N.Y. Islanders37 13 17 7 33 90 120 Philadelphia 35 15 18 2 32 95 103 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Buffalo 35 22 10 3 47 94 76 Ottawa 35 18 13 4 40 100 101 Boston 34 16 11 7 39 88 87 Montreal 38 17 18 3 37 97 107 Toronto 37 13 16 8 34 106 130 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 36 22 8 6 50 130 100 Atlanta 35 18 13 4 40 115 108 Florida 38 16 15 7 39 111 122 Tampa Bay 36 13 14 9 35 91 109 Carolina 36 9 21 6 24 89 131 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 34 23 8 3 49 103 71 Nashville 36 22 11 3 47 106 101 Detroit 36 18 13 5 41 98 96 St. Louis 34 15 14 5 35 84 95 Columbus 36 14 15 7 35 103 126 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Colorado 37 20 11 6 46 109 107 Calgary 35 20 11 4 44 101 87 Vancouver 36 20 16 0 40 110 93 Minnesota 35 17 15 3 37 90 99 Edmonton 35 15 16 4 34 105 113 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 37 22 12 3 47 111 108 San Jose 35 20 8 7 47 115 93 Phoenix 36 21 13 2 44 91 83 Dallas 35 15 9 11 41 105 108 Anaheim 35 14 14 7 35 99 111 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Chicago 3, Detroit 0 St. Louis 3, Vancouver 1 Monday’s Games Montreal 4, Atlanta 3, OT Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Carolina 1 Florida 4, Philadelphia 1 Buffalo 3, Toronto 2, OT Boston at Ottawa, late New Jersey at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at Minnesota, late San Jose at Dallas, late Columbus at Phoenix, late St. Louis at Edmonton, late Today’s Games San Jose at Chicago, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 10 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Phoenix, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.

Rangers 3, Hurricanes 1 N.Y. Rangers 0 1 2 — 3 Carolina 0 1 0 — 1 First Period—None. Penalties—M.Staal, NYR (high-sticking), 10:28. Second Period—1, Carolina, Samsonov 6 (Sutter, Carson), :46. 2, N.Y. Rangers, Gaborik 25 (Dubinsky, Rozsival), 1:14. Penalties—Gilroy, NYR (hooking), 10:46; Prospal, NYR (delay of game), 18:46. Third Period—3, N.Y. Rangers, Dubinsky 4 (Gaborik, Prospal), 1:21. 4, N.Y. Rangers, M.Staal 4, 19:27 (en). Penalties—E.Staal, Car (goaltender interference), 5:18. Shots on Goal—N.Y. Rangers 9-7-15—31. Carolina 8-12-13—33. Power-play opportunities—N.Y. Rangers 0 of 1; Carolina 0 of 3. Goalies—N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 15-13-3 (33 shots-32 saves). Carolina, C.Ward 4-12-4 (30-28). A—16,514 (18,680). T—2:14. Referees—Tim Peel, Frederick L’Ecuyer. Linesmen—Tim Nowak, Brian Murphy.

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Collegiate Baseball preseason poll

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The preseason Collegiate Baseball poll with final 2009 records and points. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts 1. Texas 50-16-1 496 2. LSU 56-17 494 3. Virginia 49-15-1 493 4. Cal St. Fullerton 47-16 492 5. Arizona St. 51-14 491 6. Georgia Tech 38-19-1 486 7. Florida St. 45-18 483 8. UC Irvine 45-15 482 9. Florida 42-22 479 10. Oregon St. 37-19 475 11. Rice 43-18 473 12. Miami 38-22 470

Votes 42 30 29 9 9 9 8 6 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1

AP Male Athlete of the Year

Monday’s results

The Women’s AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Connecticut (40) 9-0 1,000 1 2. Stanford 9-0 960 2 3. Notre Dame 10-0 913 4 4. Tennessee 9-1 867 3 5. Baylor 11-1 821 6 6. Ohio St. 12-1 749 8 7. North Carolina 9-1 724 9 8. Duke 8-2 717 7 9. Georgia 10-0 698 11 10. Texas A&M 9-1 632 13 11. LSU 9-1 619 5 12. Florida St. 10-1 475 10 13. Oklahoma 9-2 460 15 14. Nebraska 11-0 455 20 15. Xavier 8-2 411 12 16. Michigan St. 8-3 377 16 17. Texas 7-3 334 17 18. Arizona St. 7-3 314 14 19. Vanderbilt 10-1 307 18 20. Pittsburgh 9-1 217 21 21. Kansas 8-2 180 22 22. Wis.-Green Bay 10-0 154 23 23. Virginia 7-3 138 19 24. Georgia Tech 9-2 119 25 25. James Madison 7-1 58 24 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 43, Dayton 42, DePaul 41, West Virginia 40, St. John’s 24, Syracuse 22, TCU 15, Maryland 13, Miami 11, St. Bonaventure 11, Texas Tech 8, Kentucky 7, Northwestern 7, California 6, Michigan 5, Iowa St. 4, Georgetown 2. Voter Ballots: http://tinyurl.com/ykagzmr

Jimmie Johnson Roger Federer Usain Bolt Kobe Bryant Albert Pujols Tiger Woods Michael Phelps Peyton Manning Joe Mauer Manny Pacquiao LeBron James Tom Watson Brett Favre Drew Brees Derek Jeter Tim Tebow

Wofford 68, UNC Asheville 42 Charleston Southern 94, Southeastern University 66 Winthrop at Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. William & Mary at Radford, 7 p.m. High Point at Youngstown State, 7:05 p.m. VMI at George Mason, 7 p.m.

2009 Male Athlete of the Year voting

2009 — Jimmie Johnson, auto racing 2008 — Michael Phelps, swimming 2007 — Tom Brady, football 2006 — Tiger Woods, golf-x 2005 — Lance Armstrong, cycling 2004 — Lance Armstrong, cycling 2003 — Lance Armstrong, cycling 2002 — Lance Armstrong, cycling 2001 — Barry Bonds, baseball 2000 — Tiger Woods, golf 1999 — Tiger Woods, golf 1998 — Mark McGwire, baseball 1997 — Tiger Woods, golf 1996 — Michael Johnson, track and field 1995 — Cal Ripken, baseball 1994 — George Foreman, boxing 1993 — Michael Jordan, basketball 1992 — Michael Jordan, basketball 1991 — Michael Jordan, basketball 1990 — Joe Montana, football 1989 — Joe Montana, football 1988 — Orel Hershiser, baseball 1987 — Ben Johnson, track and field 1986 — Larry Bird, basketball 1985 — Dwight Gooden, baseball 1984 — Carl Lewis, track and field 1983 — Carl Lewis, track and field 1982 — Wayne Gretzky, hockey 1981 — John McEnroe, tennis-x 1980 — U.S. Olympic Hockey Team 1979 — Willie Stargell, baseball 1978 — Ron Guidry, baseball 1977 — Steve Cauthen, horse racing 1976 — Bruce Jenner, decathlon 1975 — Fred Lynn, baseball 1974 — Muhammad Ali, boxing 1973 — O.J. Simpson, football 1972 — Mark Spitz, swimming 1971 — Lee Trevino, golf 1970 — George Blanda, football 1969 — Tom Seaver, baseball 1968 — Denny McLain, baseball 1967 — Carl Yastrzemski, baseball 1966 — Frank Robinson, baseball 1965 — Sandy Koufax, baseball 1964 — Don Schollander, swimming 1963 — Sandy Koufax, baseball 1962 — Maury Wills, baseball 1961 — Roger Maris, baseball 1960 — Rafer Johnson, track 1959 — Ingemar Johansson, boxing 1958 — Herb Elliott, track 1957 — Ted Williams, baseball 1956 — Mickey Mantle, baseball 1955 — Hopalong Cassady, football 1954 — Willie Mays, baseball 1953 — Ben Hogan, golf 1952 — Bob Mathias, track-football 1951 — Dick Kazmaier, football 1950 — Jim Konstanty, baseball 1949 — Leon Hart, football 1948 — Lou Boudreau, baseball 1947 — Johnny Lujack, football 1946 — Glenn Davis, football 1945 — Byron Nelson, golf-x 1944 — Byron Nelson, golf 1943 — Gunder Haegg, track 1942 — Frank Sinkwich, football 1941 — Joe DiMaggio, baseball 1940 — Tom Harmon, football 1939 — Nile Kinnick, football 1938 — Don Budge, tennis 1937 — Don Budge, tennis 1936 — Jesse Owens, track-x 1935 — Joe Louis, boxing 1934 — Dizzy Dean, baseball 1933 — Carl Hubbell, baseball 1932 — Gene Sarazen, golf 1931 — Pepper Martin, baseball x-Both male and female winners were from the same sport

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Men’s World Cup Slalom Monday at Alta Badia, Italy 1. Reinfried Herbst, Austria, 1 minute, 49.31 seconds (53.57-55.74). 2. Silvan Zurbriggen, Switzerland, 1:49.39 (53.93-55.46). 3. Manfred Pranger, Austria, 1:49.48 (53.35-56.13). 4. Manfred Moelgg, Italy, 1:49.81 (54.2655.55). 5. Michael Janyk, Canada, 1:49.98 (54.2155.77). 6. Giuliano Razzoli, Italy, 1:50.30 (54.5755.73). 7. Julien Lizeroux, France, 1:50.61 (54.6555.96). 8. Giorgio Rocca, Italy, 1:50.90 (54.7456.16). 9. Jimmy Cochran, United States, 1:51.01 (55.15-55.86). 10. Axel Baeck, Sweden, 1:51.07 (55.5055.57). Also Ted Ligety, United States, 56.56, did not qualify for second run. Tim Jitloff, Paul McDonald and David Chodounsky, United States, did not finish first run. World Cup Slalom Standings (After two of nine races) 1. Reinfried Herbst, Austria, 200 points. 2. Silvan Zurbriggen, Switzerland, 102. 3. Manfred Pranger, Austria, 89. 4. Julien Lizeroux, France, 81. 5. Ivica Kostelic, Croatia, 80. 6. Giorgio Rocca, Italy, 64. 7. Michael Janyk, Canada, 63. 8. Jean-Baptiste Grange, France, 60. 9. Lars Elton Myhre, Norway, 53. 10. Manfred Moelgg, Italy, 50. 10. Mattias Hargin, Sweden, 50. Also 13. Jimmy Cochran, United States, 41. 28. Ted Ligety, United States, 13. Overall World Cup Standings (After 14 of 35 events) 1. Benjamin Raich, Austria, 565 points. 2. Carlo Janka, Switzerland, 553. 3. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway, 443. 4. Didier Cuche, Switzerland, 436. 5. Michael Walchhofer, Austria, 333. 6. Ted Ligety, United States, 317. 7. Romed Baumann, Austria, 258. 8. Didier Defago, Switzerland, 256. 9. Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Canada, 242. 10. Marcel Hirscher, Austria, 235. Also 14. Bode Miller, United States, 200. 32. Andrew Weibrecht, United States, 103. 45. Marco Sullivan, United States, 66. 60. Jimmy Cochran, United States, 41. 71. Erik Fisher, United States, 30. 94. Steven Nyman, United States, 13. 102. Jake Zamansky, United States, 10. 110. Scott Macartney, United States, 8. 114. Tommy Ford, United States, 7. 120. Tim Jitloff, United States, 3.

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Donovan wins 3rd USSF male athlete award

CHICAGO (AP) — Landon Donovan was voted the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Male Athlete of the Year for the third time Monday, and Hope Solo became the first goalkeeper to win the women’s award. Donovan, who last week was loaned from Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy to Everton of England’s Premier League, also won the award in 2003 and 2004. He is the second three-time winner of the male award, joined Kasey Keller (1997, 1999 and 2000). Donovan was voted his first MLS most valuable player of the year award this year and won his sixth Honda Player of the Year honor, given annually to the U.S. national team’s top player. He also won the Honda award from 2002-04 and from 2007-08. Donovan had three goals and nine assists during the final round of qualifying for next year’s World Cup, and the 27-year-old has an American-record 42 goals in 120 international appearances. He helped the Los Angeles Galaxy reach the MLS Cup final, where it lost on penalty kicks to Real Salt Lake. Solo was voted MVP of the Algarve Cup in Portugal and was voted WPS Goalkeeper of the Year for the St. Louis Athletica. She allowed one goal in six international matches.

TRIVIA ANSWER

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A. Ken Stabler.


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Wolfpack’s Smith suspended one game for comments RALEIGH (AP) – N.C. State says Tracy Smith has been suspended for one game for his comments on the officiating in the Wolfpack’s loss to Wake Forest. Coach Sidney Lowe said Monday that the junior forward will practice and travel to Arizona for Wednesday’s game, but won’t play. After Sunday night’s 67-59 loss in Winston-Salem, Smith told reporters that the officiating crew called too many “touch fouls” and “favored Wake Forest all the way.”

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This is a Nov. 15, 2009, file photo showing Jimmie Johnson celebrating in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. in this Nov. 15, 2009 file photo. Johnson has been picked as the Male Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press. He is the first race driver to earn this honor.

Johnson voted AP male athlete of year CHARLOTTE (AP) – There was little recognition outside the racing world when Jimmie Johnson won his first NASCAR championship. Same with his second, and again with his third. But four straight championships? That’s a different story. Johnson, the first driver in NASCAR history to win four consecutive titles, earned mainstream recognition Monday when he was honored as the Male Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press. Johnson received 42 votes from editors at U.S. newspapers which are members of the AP. Tennis star Roger Federer (30 votes) and Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt (29) were the only other athletes with totals in the double- digits. Although Tiger Woods was named Athlete of the Decade, the golfer received only nine votes for Athlete

of the Year. He was tied with NBA star Kobe Bryant and slugger Albert Pujols in fourth place. Woods, who was ranked No. 1 in his sport but failed to win one of golf’s majors this season, was never a top contender – even before the sex scandal that unraveled his personal life following a Nov. 27 traffic accident. For Johnson, the first race car driver to be named the AP’s Athlete of the Year in its 78-year history, the award is the validation he’s been waiting for since he began his historic run in 2006. The 34-year-old Californian again schooled the competition, winning four of his seven races this season when the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship began in September. Two-time champion Tony Stewart dominated the “regular season,” but it was Johnson and his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team that turned

it up when the stakes were highest. In the 10 Chase races, Johnson finished outside the top-10 only once: when he wrecked at Texas with Sam Hornish Jr. three laps into the eighth race. The crash proved Johnson’s mettle, as he sat inside his car, helmet on, for more than an hour as crew chief Chad Knaus led a total rebuild of his Chevrolet so that Johnson could return to the track. Although the 38th-place finish decimated his cozy lead in the standings, he shrugged off any potential challenge by rolling into Phoenix the next week and leading 238 of the 312 laps en route to a victory that turned the season finale into a lowkey Sunday drive for Johnson. “I’m pretty sure that dude’s Superman,” said teammate Mark Martin, who finished second in the standings, 141 points behind Johnson.

Road America takes over Milwaukee Nationwide race ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) – NASCAR’s Nationwide series will stay in Wisconsin next year, shifting its race next year to Road America from the financially troubled Milwaukee Mile. The twisting road course in central Wisconsin will host a Nationwide race on Saturday, June 19.

That replaces the Milwaukee Mile, which will not host major racing events in 2010. The Wisconsin State Fair Park board of directors, which oversees the Milwaukee track, has been unable to make a deal with a new promoter but still hopes to bring major events back there in 2011.

Pitt heads to bowl trying to forget two tough losses PITTSBURGH (AP) – They could be heading to the Sugar Bowl for the first time in 28 years. Instead, the Pitt Panthers took off Monday for Charlotte and a day-after-Christmas bowl game they hope doesn’t get lost amid the post-holiday shuffle and more important bowls. Last-minute losses to rival West Virginia and Big East champion Cincinnati pushed Pitt (9-3) out of the Top 10, cost them the Big East title and raised questions whether they could be setting themselves up for another bad bowl like last season’s. Pitt might not have played a worse bowl game in its history than its 3-0 loss to Oregon State in the Sun Bowl a year ago, and it certainly is on coach Dave Wannstedt’s mind as he prepares his team for Saturday’s Meineke Bowl

against North Carolina (8-4). The No. 16 Panthers have rarely had successive losses as disappointing as those in their final two regular season games, so rebuilding his team’s confidence and positive state of mind might be Wannstedt’s biggest challenge. It’s showing, too. Wannstedt ran three rugged practices after finals ended last week, with far more contact than usual during the season. There also are signs reading “Let’s Be Different, End With 10” throughout the Panthers’ practice complex. Last season, Pitt had a chance to reach the 10-win mark for the first time since 1981, only to fall flat in the Sun Bowl. Wannstedt doesn’t want a repeat of that performance in Charlotte, saying his Panthers have some “unfinished business.”

Holmgren to join Browns as team president BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Mike Holmgren has decided to see if he can fix the Cleveland Browns. The Super Bowl-winning coach accepted a job to become the club’s president, joining a franchise needing a major

makeover after a decade of losing. Browns owner Randy Lerner said the sides reached an agreement on Monday. Lerner said current president Mike Keenan will become chief financial officer.

“We will spend the rest of the week finalizing the details of the agreement and will make a formal announcement next week,” Lerner said in a statement. Holmgren is coming to Cleveland strictly in an executive role.

Gaborik leads Rangers past Canes, 3-1 RALEIGH (AP) – Marian Gaborik scored his NHL-leading 25th goal and added an assist, and the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Monday night. Gaborik increased his point total to 47, Brandon Dubinsky scored the goahead goal early in the third period, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 shots and Marc Staal scored into an empty net for the Rangers. They’ve won three straight – their longest streak since reeling off seven in

a row in October – since a 1-6-2 stretch led coach John Tortorella to shake up the roster. Sergei Samsonov gave Carolina a short-lived 1-0 lead and Cam Ward made 28 saves. But the NHL’s worst team was denied its fourth two-game winning streak of a difficult season. The Hurricanes – who haven’t won three in a row all season – have 24 points, eight fewer than the league’s second-worst team.

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Who: No. 15 BYU (102) vs. No. 16 Oregon State (8-4) When: Today, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Oregon St. by 21⁄2. Series record: Oregon State leads 5-3. What’s at stake: Oregon State lost its bid for the Rose Bowl in the season finale with a loss to Oregon. The Beavers will try to extend a five-game bowl winning streak. BYU is making its fifth straight appearance in the Las Vegas bowl, having split the last four. Last year, the Cougars finished with a 31-21 loss to Arizona. Key matchup: BYU defense vs. the Rodgers brothers: Jacquizz and James Rodgers both earned Pac-10 first-team honors, and BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said when one brother isn’t making a big play, the other likely has the ball and is doing the same. Jacquizz Rodgers has rushed for 1,377 yards and 20 touchdowns this year, while James Rodgers has 1,004 receiving yards and 9 scores to lead all Beavers receivers. BYU has allowed 21.7 points and 219.1 yards per game. Players to watch: Oregon State: QB Sean Canfield. The senior is one of the most underrated players in the country. He led the Pac-10 in passer rating, throwing 21 touchdowns. BYU: TE Dennis Pitta. A second-team All-American, he led the country in yards receiving for tight ends with 784.

Bulldog girls, Trojan boys net hoops victories ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORTS

BASKETBALL THOMASVILLE GIRLS 53, E. FORSYTH 44 GREENSBORO – Joslyn Spires led a balanced attack with nine points as Thomasville’s girls defeated East Forsyth 53-44 in the first round of the Northern Guilford Classic on Monday night. Christina Carter and Alexis Lambert added nine points each for the Bulldogs (2-3), who play Smith today at Northern Guilford at a time to be determined.

WESLEYAN BOYS 62, LAWRENCE ACADEMY 38 GREENSBORO – Leek Leek finished with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and four blocks to spark Wesleyan Christian Academy’s boys to a 62-38 victory over Lawrence Academy in the first round of the Northern Guilford Classic on Monday night. Deng Leek added 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks for the Trojans (9-4), who advance to play Northern Guilford on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Sven Sabljac had nine points and five rebounds for WCA.

Wildcats notch 2,000 win THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s 2,000th victory looked awfully familiar. DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson scored 18 points apiece and the third-ranked Wildcats became the first team in NCAA history to reach the 2,000-win plateau with an 88-44 romp over Drexel on Monday night. Kentucky (12-0) improved to 2,000-631-1 in 107 seasons. North Carolina is next on the list with 1,992 wins while Kansas has 1,980. Samme Givens led Drexel (6-6) with 11 points.

ACC MIAMI 80, N.C. A&T 59 CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Malcolm Grant scored 14 points to lead Miami to an 80-59 victory over N.C. A&T on Monday night. Dwane Joshua led A&T (4-7) with 14 points.

VIRGINIA 68, N.J. TECH 37 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Jeff Jones scored 11 points to lead Virginia as they cruised past New Jersey Institute of Technology 68-37 on Monday night.

REGION DAVIDSON 61, HOFSTRA 52 NEW YORK – Jake Cohen scored 18 points, including a three-point play with 45 seconds left, and Davidson beat Hofstra 61-52 on Monday night in the third-place game of the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.

DAYTON 65, APPALACHIAN STATE 49 DAYTON, Ohio – Mickey Perry scored 15 points and Chris Wright added 14 as Dayton defeated Appalachian State 65-49 on Monday night. Marcus Wright scored 15 points off the bench for the Mountaineers and Donald Sims scored 13.

Redick, Lewis lead Magic THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ORLANDO, Fla. – J.J. Redick had 20 points, Rashard Lewis scored 18 and the Orlando Magic blew past the Utah Jazz 104-99 on Monday night with some potent 3-point shooting. Jameer Nelson re-

turned for the Magic for the first time since he had surgery Nov. 18 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The AllStar point guard finished with two points in limited play. Paul Millsap had 23 points and Deron Williams added 18 for the Jazz.


MEET THE SENIORS, NFL 4D www.hpe.com TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009 THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

The High Point Enterprise presents: Meet the Seniors

CONOR JORDAN

CARA CHANCE

NICK VARGA

OLIVIA COCHRAN

ZACH PALMER

School: Bishop McGuinness Sports played: Track, cross country Family: Bob and Sheila Jordan, brothers Sean and Brian Favorite restaurant: Leblon’s Favorite foods: Chicken wings, pizza, souls of my enemies Foods to avoid: Foliage Favorite teacher: Mr. Seidel Favorite TV shows: Scrubs, The Daily Show, Colbert Report Favorite movies: 300, The Dark Knight, The Emperor’s New Groove, Finding Nemo Favorite music: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, Cascada Favorite sports team: Boston Red Sox Favorite athlete: Hao Wang (world champion ping-pong player) Biggest rival: Sadie and her unholy rubber ball Favorite memory playing sports: Indian Wars in Wilmington Role models: Po the Kung Fu Panda, Captain Planet and his Planeteers Three words that best describe me: Ridiculousness, pondering, plethora Celebrity dream date: Vanessa Hudgens Dream vacation: To visit the Isle of Man Hobbies: Model U.N., running, eating, gaming Future goals: U.S. Naval Academy If I become a millionaire by age 20, I will: Be a billionaire by 25 and then go nuts.

School: Wesleyan Christian Academy Sport played: Swimming Family: Parents Keith and Suzy Chance, sister Catie Favorite restaurant: Biscuit Factory Favorite foods: Mint chocolate chip ice cream Foods to avoid: Marshmallows Favorite teacher/class: Mrs. Bohon Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill Favorite movies: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, She’s the Man Favorite musical group or singer: Taylor Swift Favorite sports team: Duke Favorite athlete: Ryan Lochte Biggest rival: Greensboro Day School Favorite memory playing sports: One of my very first coaches tied my feet together in order to get me to learn how to swim butterfly Role models: My parents and sister Three words that best describe me: Spiritual, self-disciplined, kind-hearted Celebrity dream date: Taylor Lautner Dream vacation: Hawaii, with my best friend Laura Thomas Hobbies: Reading, drawing Future goals: Become an occupational therapist If I become a millionaire by age 20, I will: Support campus outreach ministries.

School: Ragsdale Sports played: Basketball, soccer, lacrosse, track and field Family: Susan and Doug Varga, younger brother Derek Favorite restaurant: Natty Greene’s Favorite foods: Cheeseburgers, Mike and Ikes Foods to avoid: None Favorite teacher/class: Environmental Science Favorite TV show: Family Guy Favorite movies: Wanted, Talladega Nights Favorite musical group or singer: Lil’ Wayne, Drake Favorite sports teams: Washington Redskins and Maryland sports Favorite athletes: Steve Nash, Clinton Portis Biggest rivals: Trinity, Southwest Guilford Favorite memory playing sports: Going to the fourth round of the playoffs in soccer last year Role model: Lance Armstrong Celebrity dream date: Hayden Panettiere Dream vacation: A trip to the Bahamas with Hayden Panettiere Hobbies: Call of Duty Future goals: Four-year college, major in Environmental Science or Earth Science If I become a millionaire by age 20, I will: Finish school, move to the Bahamas with Hayden Panettiere and family.

School: High Point Christian Academy Sport played: Swimming Family: Paige and Ken Cochran, sister Margo Favorite restaurant: 1618 West Seafood Grill Favorite foods: Stacy’s Pita Chips, ice cream Foods to avoid: Tomatoes Favorite teachers: Mrs. Bryant, Mrs. Holland Favorite TV show: What I Like About You Favorite movies: The Proposal, Grease, The Notebook Favorite musical group or singer: Taylor Swift Favorite sports teams: Georgia Tech, N.C. State Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps Biggest rival: Calvary Baptist Favorite memory playing sports: Being on the 400 free relay in 2008 at the conference championship because it was really intense Role model: Sally Nance Three words that best describe me: Smart, organized, reserved Celebrity dream date: James Franco Dream vacation: Italy Hobbies: Swimming, reading, hanging out with friends Future goals: Hopefully go to Elon and major in Psychology If I become a millionaire by age 20, I will: Give some to my church and save some for my wedding and house.

School: East Davidson Sports played: Soccer, basketball, golf Family: Buddy and Angie Kiger, Danny and Ava Palmer Favorite restaurant: Don Juan’s Favorite foods: Chicken fingers Foods to avoid: Tomatoes Favorite teacher/class: Mr. Sink, Mr. Fowler; Pre-Calculus Favorite TV: SportsCenter, Prison Break, 24, True Blood Favorite movies: Transformers, We Are Marshall, The Hangover Favorite music: Nickelback, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban Favorite teams: Tar Heels, Red Sox, Carolina Panthers, Spurs Favorite athletes: Albert Pujols, Tim Duncan, Tyler Hansbrough, Tim Tebow, Tiger Woods Biggest rivals: Central Davidson, Ledford Favorite memory playing sports: Making it to the fourth round of the soccer playoffs, which is the farthest for men’s soccer in school history Role model: My Papaw (Harold Dancy) Three words that best describe me: Athletic, studious, ambitious Celebrity date: Megan Fox Dream vacation: Bahamas Hobbies: Sports, video games, texting, talking on the computer Future goals: Attend UNCChapel Hill; accountant If I become a millionaire by age 20, I will: Buy a house on the beach.

Panthers rally around Fox after unlikely win CHARLOTTE (AP) – They went from division winner to also-ran, playoff-bound to playing out the string while waiting to see if their coach will return next season. Through it all, the injury-riddled Carolina Panthers haven’t given up. From shutting down and calling out Randy Moss to beating up Brett Favre so badly his coach wanted to take him out, the Panthers are still fighting. Sunday night’s stunning 26-7 win over NFC North champion Minnesota finally gave coach John Fox’s team something to feel good about in a lost season. There were positives a week earlier, when the suddenly dominant and cocky defense limited Moss to one catch in New England, only to have no offensive firepower to pull an upset. On Sunday, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention, Julius Peppers was so a dominant pressuring Favre that left tackle Bryant McKinnie was benched and Vikings coach Brad Childress wanted to yank Favre. Adrian Peterson was held to 35 yards rush-

ing, and the offense finally awoke from its slumber with a 20-point fourth quarter. A Carolina quarterback finally found Steve Smith, with Matt Moore throwing for a career-high 299 yards and three touchdowns. Jonathan Stewart filled in admirably after DeAngelo Williams was lost to a first-quarter sprained ankle, rushing for 109 yards and a TD and becoming the first player in 37 games to go over 100 yards against Minnesota. It was the kind of performance the Panthers (6-8) expected all season after winning the NFC South in 2008. The question now is, will Fox be around next season to try to guide them back to the playoffs? “I think coach Fox is a great coach and I think it would be a mistake to make any kind of changes,” center Ryan Kalil said Monday. “I don’t think there’s going to be any kind of changes.” Owner Jerry Richardson hasn’t publicly addressed the issue. Fox has one year left on his contract, and while he’s led Carolina to a Super Bowl berth and two more play-

off appearances, he’s never had consecutive winning seasons in his eight years on the job. “I do believe we have a good thing going on here in Carolina,” Kalil said. It’s possible Matt Moore could be part of next season’s plans. With Jake Delhomme sidelined with a broken finger at the end of his miserable 18-interception season, Moore played his best game as a pro. Looking more confident with his decision-making while showing off his strong arm, Moore found Smith for a 42-yard touchdown and a 45yard catch-and-run that set up another score. He was by far the best quarterback on the field, posting a 123.2 passer rating to Favre’s 73.7. “You can tell he’s out there having fun,” left tackle Travelle Wharton said. The offensive line, minus both injured starting tackles, gave up only two sacks, while opening enough holes for Stewart to become the first back since Green Bay’s Ryan Grant in 2007 to go over 100 yards against Minnesota.

Messy playoff picture finds six AFC teams at 7-7 BY BARRY WILNER AP FOOTBALL WRITER

These playoff races are oh, so easy to decipher, aren’t they? No ties at the top of divisions and two clear-cut wild-card teams in each conference. Real easy – except for this: There are two more weeks on the schedule and enough teams on the playoff fringe to create a wild scramble for the remaining berths. Here’s what we do know: San Diego, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Minnesota and Arizona are division champions. The Colts and Saints have clinched first-round byes, and the Chargers are on the verge of doing so. The Eagles own

at least a wild-card spot, and if they beat Denver on Sunday and Dallas loses to Washington, the NFC East is Philadelphia’s. Cincinnati needs a win Sunday against Kansas City to clinch the AFC North. New England gets the AFC East by beating Jacksonville. Both of those division leaders also can clinch if their nearest pursuers, Baltimore in the North and Miami in the East, fall Sunday. Through 14 games, the wild-card holders are Dallas and Green Bay in the NFC, with no tiebreakers necessary. In the AFC, it’s Baltimore and Denver, the only 8-6 teams in the conference. There are several scenarios through which the Ravens, Broncos,

Cowboys and Packers could grab those wild cards this weekend. So now let’s muddle things. A lot. Not in the NFC, where only the New York Giants also remain viable. But in the AFC, there’s potential for all six 7-7 clubs to get in, and one of them – Miami – could still win its division. Heading into Week 15, Jacksonville owns the No. 7 seed, for whatever that’s worth considering the Jaguars must go to New England. The Jaguars have a better head-tohead record with Houston and Tennessee, both also 7-7. Miami swept the Jets and has that division edge. Pittsburgh, the Jets and Miami are the other 7-7 teams.

Police continue investigation into Henry’s death CHARLOTTE (AP) – The investigation into the death of Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry carried into its sixth day on Monday without a resolution on whether his fiancee will be charged. Henry died Thursday from massive head injuries, a day after falling out of the back of a pickup truck driven by fiancee, Loleini Tonga. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police described the incident as a domestic dispute. “There is nothing new to report. She hasn’t been criminally charged in his death, nor has she been cited for any traffic violations,” police spokesman Robert Fey said Monday. “That said, the investigation into Mr. Henry’s death continues.” Henry, who was 26, was away from the Bengals after being placed on injured reserve last month with a broken forearm. Police said Henry and his fiancee got into an argument at the Tonga family home and she drove away in a pickup truck. Police said Henry then jumped into the bed of the truck. Witness Lee Hardy told reporters he heard Henry say, “If you take off, I’m going to jump off the truck and kill myself.” A 911 caller told a dispatcher she saw a shirtless man wearing a cast “beating on the back of this truck window.” A later 911 caller said he saw an unresponsive man laying on a curvy, residential road about eight miles northwest of downtown Charlotte. Police say Tonga stopped to assist Henry after he “came out of the back” of the pickup. Henry died about 18 hours later at Carolinas Medical Center. The autopsy showed the cause of death as bluntforce trauma to the head.

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Sanofi-Aventis SA announced plans to buy U.S. health care products company Chattem Inc. for $1.9 billion, while mining equipment maker Bucyrus International Inc. said it planned to buy Terex Corp.’s mining equipment division for $1.3 billion. Dutch automaker Spyker Cars submitted a new offer to buy Saab from General Motors Co. Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, said the flurry of corporate deal activity is an encouraging sign of strength in the economy. The Dow rose 85.25, or 0.8 percent, to 10,414.14, after rising as much as 129 points earlier in the day. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 11.58, or 1.1 percent, to 1,114.05, while the Nasdaq composite index rose 25.97, or 1.2 percent, at 2,237.66.

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packages, which include cash payments and other incentives such as vouchers to buy cars and shortterm health insurance coverage. “We’re just going to try to rightsize our manned capacity and align it with demand,” Truby said. Ford currently has 634 blue-collar workers on layoff in the U.S. Under the terms of a new contract with the United Auto Workers union, the employees get most of their pay for a year depending on seniority, and a portion of their wages

for another year before they are removed from the company payroll. In the past, laid-off workers went into the “jobs bank” and were paid indefinitely even if their factory had been shut down. But the union agreed to scrap the jobs bank earlier this year when all three Detroit automakers ran into financial troubles. The buyout package, offered to workers with at least a year of service, includes $50,000 cash and the choice of a $25,000 voucher to buy a vehicle or $20,000 more in cash.

Spyker extends Saab offer deadline Spyker had previously given GM until 5 p.m. EST Monday to consider its latest offer, but Spyker said it has extended that deadline until further notice. Spyker submitted its latest offer on Sunday, just days after talks with

GM to buy Saab collapsed over unspecified issues. Spyker is the latest suitor looking to buy Saab. Earlier this year, GM had been in negotiations with a consortium of buyers led by Koenigsegg Automotive AB, but the Swedish sports

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Ford offers retirement, buyouts to workers

NEW YORK (AP) – Spyker Cars, a niche automaker based in the Netherlands, is giving General Motors Co. more time to consider selling it the Saab brand, keeping the fate of the Swedish automaker up in the air.

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DETROIT (AP) – Ford Motor Co. has offered buyout or retirement incentive packages to all of its 41,000 U.S. hourly workers as it tries to further reduce its factory work force. Ford, the healthiest of Detroit’s three automakers and the only one to avoid government aid and bankruptcy protection, still has more workers than it needs to produce cars and trucks at current sales levels, said company spokesman Mark Truby. He would not say how many workers Ford expects to take the

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car maker dropped out of the deal in November. Spyker manufactures a small number of exotic sports cars that fetch $200,000 or more. Last year, the company produced just 43 vehicles and lost ¤24.8 million ($35.5 million).

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GM picks Microsoft CFO to run finances DETROIT – General Motors Co. has hired the chief financial officer of Microsoft Corp. to take over the troubled automaker’s books, tapping a cost-cutter who is now widely seen as a potential candidate to be GM’s next CEO. Chris Liddell will become GM’s finance chief starting next year and report directly to interim CEO Ed Whitacre Jr., who also is a newcomer to the automaker. The 51-year-old Liddell is the first permanent top manager hired from outside the company since it left bankruptcy protection in July. Liddell replaces GM CFO Ray Young.

Indicted hedge fund operator pleads not guilty NEW YORK – Wealthy hedge fund operator Raj Rajaratnam and a codefendant pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were major players in a scheme that used inside information to make stock trades that generated millions of dollars in profits. Prosecutors, who have described the case as a “wake up call for Wall Street,” promised to hand over to defense attorneys 100 hours of intercepted phone calls made over eight months that they say implicate the defendants. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS


BUSINESS, WEATHER 6D www.hpe.com TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2009 THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point Enterprise Weather Today

Wednesday

Thursday

Saturday

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Partly Cloudy

Isolated Rain

Showers Likely

Mostly Sunny

48º 27º

48º 30º

43º 37º

52º 35º

50º 27º

Local Area Forecast Kernersville Winston-Salem 47/26 48/27 Jamestown 48/28 High Point 48/27 Archdale Thomasville 49/27 48/27 Trinity Lexington 49/27 Randleman 49/27 49/27

North Carolina State Forecast

Elizabeth City 45/28

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Asheville 49/28

High Point 48/27

Denton 49/28

Greenville 48/29 Cape Raleigh Hatteras 49/28 45/36

Charlotte 52/29

Almanac

Wilmington 53/33 Today

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Weather (Wx): cl/cloudy; fl/flurries; pc/partly cloudy; ra/rain; rs/rain & snow; s/sunny; sh/showers; sn/snow; t/thunderstorms; w/windy

Across The Nation Today

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ALBUQUERQUE . . . .49/29 ATLANTA . . . . . . . . .56/37 BOISE . . . . . . . . . . . .35/15 BOSTON . . . . . . . . . .27/16 CHARLESTON, SC . .57/40 CHARLESTON, WV . .37/21 CINCINNATI . . . . . . .38/29 CHICAGO . . . . . . . . .34/30 CLEVELAND . . . . . . .32/23 DALLAS . . . . . . . . . .69/59 DETROIT . . . . . . . . . .32/20 DENVER . . . . . . . . . .47/19 GREENSBORO . . . . .48/27 GRAND RAPIDS . . . .31/17 HOUSTON . . . . . . . . .72/64 HONOLULU . . . . . . . .80/67 KANSAS CITY . . . . . .43/37 NEW ORLEANS . . . .67/60

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41/22 55/37 33/13 29/28 59/46 38/22 35/32 33/29 32/28 69/42 30/27 25/6 48/30 31/24 74/54 80/68 44/37 72/61

LAS VEGAS . . . . . . .56/35 LOS ANGELES . . . . .63/41 MEMPHIS . . . . . . . . .60/49 MIAMI . . . . . . . . . . . .73/63 MINNEAPOLIS . . . . . .25/20 MYRTLE BEACH . . . .54/36 NEW YORK . . . . . . . .34/18 ORLANDO . . . . . . . . .67/49 PHOENIX . . . . . . . . . .63/44 PITTSBURGH . . . . . .31/18 PHILADELPHIA . . . . .33/17 PROVIDENCE . . . . . .29/17 SAN FRANCISCO . . .54/41 ST. LOUIS . . . . . . . . .39/37 SEATTLE . . . . . . . . . .43/35 TULSA . . . . . . . . . . . .53/49 WASHINGTON, DC . .37/21 WICHITA . . . . . . . . . .45/44

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87/72 37/31 67/55 54/45 40/20 68/52 69/46 34/30 85/70 71/53

COPENHAGEN . . . . .34/33 GENEVA . . . . . . . . . .46/39 GUANGZHOU . . . . . .68/56 GUATEMALA . . . . . .71/52 HANOI . . . . . . . . . . . .74/59 HONG KONG . . . . . . . .67/63 KABUL . . . . . . . . . . .44/20 LONDON . . . . . . . . . .35/29 MOSCOW . . . . . . . . . . .9/7 NASSAU . . . . . . . . . .77/68

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Wednesday

0-2: Low The higher the UV 3-5: Moderate index, the higher the 6-7: High need for eye and 8-10: Very High skin protection. 11+: Extreme

Hi/Lo Wx 51/35 62/41 61/53 76/67 27/20 55/40 33/26 72/55 56/37 34/22 31/20 28/27 56/42 47/45 41/34 61/47 38/22 51/30

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Lake Levels & River Stages Lake and river levels are in feet. Change is over the past 24 hrs. Flood Pool Current Level Change High Rock Lake 655.2 654.0 -0.3 Flood Stage Current Level Change Yadkin College 18.0 2.61 -0.34 Elkin 16.0 2.57 -0.10 Wilkesboro 14.0 2.83 -0.03 High Point 10.0 1.10 -0.04 Ramseur 20.0 2.32 -0.20 Moncure 20.0 14.51 0.00

Pollen Forecast

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ACAPULCO . . . . . . . .85/70 AMSTERDAM . . . . . .36/32 BAGHDAD . . . . . . . .68/55 BARCELONA . . . . . .59/44 BEIJING . . . . . . . . . .43/19 BEIRUT . . . . . . . . . . . . .65/50 BOGOTA . . . . . . . . . .68/46 BERLIN . . . . . . . . . . .38/32 BUENOS AIRES . . . .84/69 CAIRO . . . . . . . . . . . .68/53

24 hours through 6 p.m. . . . . . . .0.00" Month to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.61" Normal Month to Date . . . . . . . . .2.04" Year to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44.62" Normal Year to Date . . . . . . . . .42.12" Record Precipitation . . . . . . . . . .1.19"

Sunrise . . . . . . . . . . . .7:27 Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . .5:11 Moonrise . . . . . . . . .11:02 Moonset . . . . . . . . . .11:00

Around The World City

High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Normal High . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Normal Low . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Last Year’s High . . . . . . . .53 Last Year’s Low . . . . . . . . .30 Record High . . . . .65 in 1984 Record Low . . . . . . .6 in 1930

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PARIS . . . . . . . . . . . .36/30 ROME . . . . . . . . . . . .56/53 SAO PAULO . . . . . . .82/68 SEOUL . . . . . . . . . . .44/34 SINGAPORE . . . . . . .86/76 STOCKHOLM . . . . . . .21/20 SYDNEY . . . . . . . . . .83/69 TEHRAN . . . . . . . . . .57/44 TOKYO . . . . . . . . . . .50/40 ZURICH . . . . . . . . . . .39/38

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Today: Low

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Pollen Rating Scale

ALBEMARLE . . . . . .50/30 BREVARD . . . . . . . . .50/29 CAPE FEAR . . . . . . .53/33 EMERALD ISLE . . . .50/32 FORT BRAGG . . . . . .52/29 GRANDFATHER MTN . .40/28 GREENVILLE . . . . . .48/29 HENDERSONVILLE .49/27 JACKSONVILLE . . . .50/28 KINSTON . . . . . . . . . .47/29 KITTY HAWK . . . . . . .45/33 MOUNT MITCHELL . .45/29 ROANOKE RAPIDS .48/26 SOUTHERN PINES . .52/29 WILLIAMSTON . . . . .47/29 YANCEYVILLE . . . . .43/25 ZEBULON . . . . . . . . .49/27

Precipitation (Yesterday)

Sun and Moon

Around Our State City

Temperatures (Yesterday)

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Air Quality

Predominant Types: Weeds

75

151-200: 201-300: 301-500:

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Today: 42 (Good) 0-50: 51-100: 101-150:

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6 Weeds

0: Absent, 1-25: Low, 26-50: Moderate, 51-75: High, >75: Very High

Air quality data is provided by the Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department.

OPEC doesn’t plan output increase THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The world’s biggest oil producers seem content with the price of oil and consumers may be just as satisfied, at least for now, with the prices they are paying at the pump. OPEC prepared to meet in Angola, with oil ministers hinting Monday that they would leave supply levels where they are rather than tightening quotas again in an attempt to boost prices. Demand for gasoline and other fuels remains very weak, so they may have little choice. AP

Reginald Armstead Jr. of Phoenix sends a package on its way at the Amazon.com warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz.

Online sales spike after snowstorm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Stores in the snow-battered East Coast may have been sparse this weekend, but shoppers kept spending online. Retailers spurred sales with new discounts and shipping offers to make sure gifts arrive by Christmas. The storm that battered the East Coast, from the Carolinas to New York, may have put at least a $2 billion dent in “Super Saturday,” which usually accounts for $15 billion worth of sales nationwide, according to weather research firm Planalytics.

DILBERT

Mall traffic was down 10 percent on Saturday, but it surged 65 percent Friday night as more people went out before the storm. Retailers that have must-have items like Toys R Us, Best Buy, and one-stop shops like Walmart are poised to recover the lost sales better than the rest of industry, weather research firm Planalytics said Monday. But not all shopping was lost. Many shoppers like Tina Bashline turned on their computers to whittle down their Christmas lists. “You should have seen what I was wearing,” she

laughed. “My hair was unwashed. I had a big old ugly sweater on, with a credit card in one hand and an address book in the other hand.” Online retail sales rose 22.4 percent for the weekend compared with last year, Web research company Coremetrics said. On Saturday, sales were up 24.8 percent alone. Retail Web traffic peaked at 2.9 million visitors per minute Saturday night, according to the Akamai Retail Net Usage Index. That was up from 1.9 million on the Saturday before Christmas in 2008.

Retail gas prices have flattened in the U.S. below $2.60, a lot more than motorists were paying last year during a worsening economic crises, but still well below prices two years ago. The demand for gasoline has been so low in part because of the employment picture. Unemployment is hovering around 10 percent, meaning daily the commute is no longer happening for millions of households. What happens next as far as energy prices is a murky picture.

AIG exec gets pay boost WASHINGTON (AP) – A top executive of American International Group Inc. has been granted a $4.3 million pay-package bump by the troubled insurance giant’s majority owner – the U.S. government – because the executive has decided to remain with the company. Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration’s

pay czar, approved an AIG request to grant the executive a long-term compensation package that includes stock options with a current value of $3.26 million and an additional incentive award of up to $1 million. The package comes on top of the executive’s 2009 base salary of $450,000.

Alcoa, Saudi Arabia plan $11 billion venture NEW YORK (AP) – Alcoa Inc. said Monday it and the Saudi Arabian mining company, Ma’aden, will invest $10.8 billion in a joint venture to develop an aluminum industrial complex in Saudi Arabia. The complex, which will range from a bauxite mine

to production facilities, will be developed in two phases with initial production expected in 2014. Ma’aden will own 60 percent of the joint venture. Alcoa will control the other 40 percent through an investment partnership in which it will own 20 percent.

Alcoa and its partners will invest $900 million over a four-year period as well as their share of the project financing. The refinery, smelter and rolling mill will be established in an industrial zone of Raz Az Zawr on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.


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