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TRIAD – Laura Nicholson of Thomasville, her mother, aunt and sister organized their day-after-Christmas shopping with precision. They began at 6 a.m. at Walmart and were at Target by 7 a.m. They progressed to Belk and Lowe’s, stopped for breakfast and made their way to Big Lots on Westchester Drive by 9:30 a.m. The attack on post-Christmas sales is a yearly tradition, said Nicholson, who was looking for home decorating items more than purchases to get a head start on Christmas 2010. At Walmart in Thomasville, however, Cathy Freeman of Trinity was shopping for next year as she stacked Christmas gift bags, stocking-stuffers for her grandchildren and holiday towels in her cart. Each year, she bakes many of her gifts, and she’ll use the towels to wrap next year’s goodies, she said. One woman returned an item to the shelf near Freeman, who advised, “Oh no, honey. Those are on sale for $3. You need to get that.” Thomasville’s Walmart, usually open 24 hours, opened after the holiday at 6 a.m. Saturday, and a fairly large crowd was waiting to get in, said employee Sherry Lang. After opening, traffic was steady, but not as busy as last year, according to Vickie Pierce, assistant sales manager. She theorized that many shoppers were waiting until late afternoon, when Christmas sales

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Belk’s Evelyn Hutchens wraps a purchase as Karen Lothridge rings up a customer’s items at the register. The pair had no downtime on Saturday morning, with almost constant traffic. items would be further reduced. The line for returns contained an unusually large number of people bringing back toys and games. At Target in High Point, Joe Harmon, sales floor manager, also said a large crowd was waiting for the store’s 7 a.m. opening and that traffic was steady afterward. Re-

turns were heavy, but not too bad, he said. A crowd also was waiting at Belk at Oak Hollow Mall when it opened at 6 a.m. This year’s big pre-Christmas item was Snuggies, the blankets with arms, and they were further reduced after Christmas. “People are grabbing


them up,” said Shirley Crotts, area sales manager. Some store managers credited a large amount of gift card sales with the low number of returns this year. By 11 a.m., Belk had only four returns, Crotts said.

Voters’ choices could set trend for a decade SERIES BREAKOUTS

TODAY: Though not as monumental as 2008, next year is critical in local, state politics.

2010 Election Season

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Next year's election season will offer a host of races on the statewide and local level. The contests include the race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Richard Burr of Winston-Salem, who's seeking re-election, the 170 seats in the N.C. General Assembly, the 13 state congressional seats and positions on the State Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals. Local races in Davidson, Guilford and Randolph counties include contests for boards of commissioners, sheriff, district attorney, clerk of Superior Court, District Court judges and boards of education. Voters in High Point and Archdale will elect their mayor and members of City Council. (High Point and Archdale are the only municipalities in the state that hold their elections in even-numbered years.)

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The fundamental issue to monitor in 2010 is whether the political wave turns from benefiting Democrats to bolstering Republicans, a pair of local political analysts say. The sliding popularity of President Barack Obama and the continued

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ence at Wake Forest University. Matthew DeSantis, associate professor of political science at High Point University, wonders if the upcoming mid-term election between presidential campaigns will signal a definitive shift. “One of the major issues is going to be whether the mid-term elections, at the national level, are going to reflect what happened in 2006, when Democrats did well, or 1994, when Republicans did well. It’s whether you see this massive groundswell of support for the opposition party because there’s such discontent with the party that’s in power,” DeSantis said.

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TRIAD – Analysts aren’t expecting next year’s political campaigns to mirror the unprecedented year North Carolina experienced in 2008, but 2010 will represent a critical year in its own way. North Carolina voters will decide whether to return Republican Sen. Richard Burr to Capitol Hill or give the state its first pair of Democratic SLEEPING U.S. senators servGIANT ing at the same time The 2010 in nearly election year 40 years. ■■■ Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan won in 2008, upsetting Republican Elizabeth Dole, and North Carolina hasn’t had two Democratic senators serving together since 1973. The decisions that voters make in the races for the 170-seat N.C. General Assembly will determine which party has control over redistricting state legislative and congressional lines for the coming decade. On a local level, voters will decide races for sheriff, county boards of com-

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sluggish economy may give Republicans a wedge to make gains, though an economic turnaround in 2010 could help Democrats hold onto seats. “There’s certainly the potential for a wide-open year,” said John Dinan, professor of political sci-


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TRIAD – The 2010 elections are critical on a state level because the party in control of the General Assembly following next year will dictate the terms of redrawing state legislative and congressional boundaries based on the upcoming census, local political experts say. “That’s the ‘A’ No. 1 issue at the state level,” said Matthew DeSantis, associate professor of political science at High Point University. The state legislative and congressional district boundaries will set the landscape for elections through the coming decade, including the possibility that North Carolina’s population growth will add a 14th congressional district in the state. If a 14th district is added, it would take effect with the 2012 elections. North Carolina remains unusual in Southern politics by having a legislature in which both chambers are controlled by Democrats. The Democrats have a 16-seat edge in the state House and 10-


Cheers from Iraq U.S. Air Force Majors Marla Ferguson (left), from Whitehouse, Ohio, and Dorothy DeLeon, from Greenville, toast glasses of sparkling cider for Christmas at the military dining hall at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, on Christmas Day.

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DURHAM – More than half the world may be female, but only 10 percent of elected officials are. In the United States over the past decade, the percentage of women in state legislatures declined from 28 percent to 22 percent. In the late 1970s, 17 members of the U.S. House of Representatives out of 435 were women, while today that number is 84. At that rate, it’s going to take years to get to parity. The Pipeline Project is designed to change that. Duke University and the International Women’s Democracy Center will jointly present The Pipeline Project Workshop next month at the university, focusing on helping women gain the tools and technical skills necessary

Duke on a multiyear project to conduct annual workshops and also to train a team of women on how to train others, so they can continue to facilitate workshops around the state. The workshops began about a half a dozen years ago after several young women came to Ferris, who had been Women in Development Director for the Peace Corps for five years, and talked about setting up these kinds of trainings. Women’s voices were actually declining in public policy, and that was cause for concern, she said. “But I thought, ‘Everybody’s doing this,’ ” Ferris recalled. “But everybody’s not. I thought the Democrats and the Republicans were training the next generation of women, but they weren’t doing any training.”

to actively participate in politics, public policy and leadership positions within their communities. “What we do is train women in how to get engaged in an electoral campaign, how to make the decision to run, and then how to go about doing it,” said Barbara Ferris, president of the center, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit advocacy group. The two-day event, open to any member of the community, “walks women through the whole process, registering for office, setting up a campaign team, getting your message out there, raising money, everything you need to know about running for office,” said Martha Reeves, a professor of sociology at Duke, who is helping to organize the workshop. The democracy center has been working with

WILSON – The Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf hardly got a nick from the state’s deep budget cuts this year. But first the Wilson school had to go through a roller coaster of a summer, filled first with rumors of closure, then with the possibility of expansion. The uncertainty un-

settled ENCSD parents, alumni and staff, who protested in both Wilson and Raleigh. One frequent refrain was that deaf children were being treated as “second-class citizens.” “Ever since we found out that our son, Sam, was deaf at age 2, it has been a fight to get him the services he needs,” said Becky Goodwin of Wilson. Dwight Pearson, the state’s overseer of educational services for

deaf and blind students, touched off the controversy in April when he presented a plan for combining the deaf schools in Wilson and Morganton with the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh. He estimated the savings at $15 million a year for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. But advocates for all three schools lobbied legislators.

RALEIGH (AP) – For more than a decade, a group of North Carolina activists have stood outside a prison and tried to share a little Christmas cheer with the inmates inside. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports about 40 of them gathered on a railroad trestle Friday

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morning outside Cen- walls of the maximumtral Prison in Raleigh as security prison, which they have for the past 13 doesn’t allow visits on Christmas so as many years. They had signs that guards as possible can read “Merry Christmas” spend the holiday with in bright red and shout- their families. But it wasn’t just prised holiday greetings and sang carols as loud as oners who appreciated the cheer. A guard shoutthey could. The inmates respond- ed thank you from one of ed by pounding on the the prison’s towers.

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in a state that’s already changing demographically, and they can really look forward to the next 10 years in trying to maximize the number of Democrats coming out of North Carolina,” DeSantis said. One wild card for 2010 is new voters brought onto the rolls in 2008 by the Obama presidential campaign, Dinan said. Typically, turnout of registered voters in a presidential election year in North Carolina ranges from 50 percent to 55 percent. But in 2008, the Obama campaign helped push North Carolina’s turnout into record territory at 60 percent, as Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1976. “The traditional midterm election turnout is 37-38 percent. So the question is how big of a drop-off from 2008,” Dinan said.



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School board member Gary Farmer, a former 20year employee at ENCSD, was among those demonstrating on the Capitol grounds last July. “That is more than their school. It’s the hub of their world,” Farmer said. “It’s the only place they can go to have normalcy.” Ultimately, state budget makers cut positions and funding at all three schools, but all are still enrolling students.


JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – Some people won’t be getting the Christmas presents they were expecting. Missouri troopers seized about 20 pounds of marijuana from a car last week – some of it in lug-


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seat margin in the state Senate. G i v e n the Democratic SLEEPING Party’s GIANT success in the 2006 The 2010 and 2008 election year elections, ■■■ ■■■ D e m o crats may have topped out how many seats they can control under the current districts for the N.C. General Assembly, said John Dinan, professor of political science at Wake Forest University. “The way that political scientists refer to it is that you’re either in an aggressive or expansionist mode or in a defensive position. One would expect North Carolina Democrats to be in a more defensive position in 2010, as opposed to previous years,” Dinan said. If Democrats are able to maintain control of the state House and Senate after the 2010 general elections, they have the opportunity to shape districts to their liking, DeSantis said. “They can start redrawing district lines

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Man crafts dream home over five-year period APEX (AP) – Some men build tree houses, pounding thumbs with hammers. Other do-it-yourselfers aspire to sheds, decks and backyard chicken coops. For five years, Carl Suffredini slowly built his family’s 4,250-square foot house – framing it, wiring it, installing the plumbing and scavenging much of the lumber from his own yard. Nearly finished, the threestory home modeled on the Craftsman style stands as a monument to disciplined, almost obsessive, Harry Homemaker fever. It’s one thing to design your dream home and get an architect to sign off on your plans. It’s another to actually complete the thing and to move into your own home office made from oaks felled by Hurricane Fran. He saved money. He gained space. But you get the feeling Suffredini would have taken on this project even if it hadn’t been practical, even if it wasn’t a model for resourcefulness in a down economy, even if it hadn’t taken half a decade. “I don’t like to sit still,� said Suffredini, 47. “This is a bit much for a family of three. In some respects, it’s embarrassing. But it’s what I’ve always wanted.� An IT consultant, he left IBM in the early ’90s. Working on his own gives him a flexible schedule, but he muses in middle age


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Carl Suffredini sits in his office, which he built from red oak trees felled by Hurricane Fran. about whether he should have built homes instead. In many ways, the work is more satisfying. “In software,� he said, “you’re working on something that fits inside a computer. You can’t see it.� This house wasn’t his first mammoth job. A California native, he longed for a swimming pool. So he dug his own with a little green John Deere backhoe. Then five years ago, he noticed the 1,750 square foot house off Holly Springs Road getting a little snug for him, his wife and their son. He thought about expanding, but the more they mulled the idea, the smarter it looked and cheaper it looked to move the old house over 200 feet on the six-acre property. So that’s what he did, and three years ago, he poured the footings for the new place. Much of what Suffredini

built is invisible: the frame, the wiring, the pipes. He took a bricklaying class. He studied plumbing and electrical codes. He hired a lot of help, haunting Regency Park in Cary to find good trim crews and tile workers. Two-thirds of the trim on Suffredini’s house came from his own land. More of his timber fills the woodfired boiler that provides heat. The place has the look of a house built a century ago: tapered columns, recessed shelves and nooks cut into all the rooms, high wainscoting, a pair of fireplaces – one of them original to the old house. Over five years, he spent about $500,000 – half what he figures it would have cost without his work. And now, he can use the old house as a rental. What impresses his wife, Nancy Davis, is his ability to see the thing through.

Group not set up to help sterilization victims RALEIGH (AP) – State officials are still working to set up a special foundation which could eventually be used to pay reparations to North Carolinians who were sterilized by a state program. Lawmakers set aside $250,000 in this year’s budget to set up the foundation. But the WinstonSalem Journal reports little of the money has been spent six months into the budget year. “There’s not an office. There’s not a hiring. It’s all still in progress,� said Jill Lucas, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Administration, where the foundation will be housed. North Carolina sterilized more than 7,600 people under its so-called eugenics program between 1933 and 1973. The program was intended to keep people considered mentally disabled or otherwise genetically inferior from having children. The program targeted the poor and people living in prisons and state institutions. While officials obtained written consent from patients or their guardians, many didn’t know what they were signing and were essentially coerced, state historians said. It will take time to get the foundation up and running, said Lucas, whose department is currently writing a job description for the person who will set up the organization. “They’re not going to just put up a sign and open the door without knowing exactly how things are going to operate,� she said. The state has estimated about 2,800 victims of the program are still alive, and there are several different proposals about how to compensate them.

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Monks, villagers mark Asian tsunami PHUKET, Thailand (AP) – Buddhist monks in orange robes chanted on a Thai beach, an Indonesian mother mourned her children at a mass grave, and a man scattered flowers in nowplacid waters Saturday to commemorate the 230,000 killed five years ago when a tsunami ripped across Asia. An outpouring of aid that followed the Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami has helped replace homes, schools and entire coastal communities decimated by the disaster. But at

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BEIRUT – Three bombs planted under a car exploded south of Beirut on Saturday, killing one person and wounding several others in an attack that apparently targeted an official from the Palestinian militant group Hamas, the staterun news agency said. The explosion in a Hezbollah stronghold was caused by “three bombs tied to each other� that were placed under the car of an official believed to be from Hamas.

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MIR ALI, Pakistan (AP) – A suspected U.S. missile strike killed three people Saturday in a northwest Pakistani tribal region where militants focused on fighting the West in Afghanistan are concentrated, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. The missile strike was apparently the latest in a lengthy campaign of such attacks by the U.S., which rarely discusses the covert program but has in the past said it has taken out several top al-Qaida operatives. Pakistan publicly opposes the strikes but is believed to secretly aid them.


NABLUS, West Bank (AP) – Israeli troops blasted their way into the homes of three wanted Palestinians on Saturday, killing each in a hail of bullets and straining an uneasy security arrangement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Israel’s military said the three, affiliated with a violent offshoot of Abbas’ Fatah movement, were targeted for killing an Israeli settler in a roadside ambush earlier in the week and had turned down a chance to surrender. In the Gaza Strip, three young men approaching Israel’s southern border were killed by shots from an Israeli helicopter gunship. Saturday’s deaths made it one of the deadliest days in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since Israel waged war on Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers a year ago. The violent Nablus raids embarrassed Westernbacked Abbas, whose security forces have been coordinating some of their moves.

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Michael Moore, Jeff Garlin announce comedy fest TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Filmmaker Michael Moore started a summer film festival five years ago in his adopted hometown of Traverse City, Mich. Now he’s teaming with Emmy winner Jeff Garlin to organize a mid-winter comedic counterpart. The inaugural Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival will be held Feb. 19-21. It will feature star performers, along with talented upand-comers. The lineup will be revealed next month. Moore is a Flint native who now lives in Traverse City. The Lake Michigan resort community is about 250 miles northwest of Detroit. He and Garlin say they want to boost a state where the economy was sinking long before the nationwide downturn. In addition to stand-up performances by established artists, there will be acts featuring improvisational groups.

NEW YORK (AP) – “American Idol� will return next month with a two-night, four-hour premiere featuring auditions in Boston and Atlanta, the Fox network says. The Boston auditions will air Jan. 12 and the Atlanta auditions will air Jan. 13. Fox says auditions will also be held in Chicago; Orlando, Fla.; Dallas; Los Angeles and Denver. This year’s big change: Ellen DeGeneres is replacFILE | AP ing Paula Abdul as judge. Ellen DeGeneres, host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,� poses in her studio dressing DeGeneres will join the room in Burbank, Calif. Fox says DeGeneres will join “American Idol� in February show in February, after the tryout rounds, Fox says. after the tryout rounds.

Guest judges at the auditions will include Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Shania Twain. Abdul announced she was quitting amid a contract dispute earlier this year. Twelve male and 12 female semifinalists will be announced Feb. 17, with voting to begin Feb. 23. Last season, “American Idol� brought 36 men and women to Hollywood to compete, compared with two dozen in previous seasons.

Kiss rocker sued over alleged attack LOS ANGELES (AP) – A couple who claim they were assaulted by Gene Simmons have sued the KISS bassist. Nathan Marlowe and his wife Cynthia Manzo filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The complaint claims Simmons attacked the couple, threatened them and took their

video camera at The Grove mall on Saturday after they started filming Simmons the rocker. The couple’s attorney, Matthew Nezhad, says a police report was filed. The couple sought a restraining order against

Simmons on Wednesday, but that petition was denied. Simmons has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. A phone message seeking comment from Simmons’ entertainment attorney was not immediately returned. The couple are seeking damages of more than $25,000.

Seasons greetings Jose Feliciano gets apology over ‘Feliz Navidad’ parody NEW YORK (AP) – Grammy-winner Jose Feliciano has gotten an apology after accusing a pair of radio producers of trashing the spirit of Christmas by using his popular holiday song, “Feliz Navidad,� for a racist musical spoof about undocumented immigrants. Feliciano released a statement Wednesday saying that he was “revolted beyond words� and that the song was never meant to be “a vehicle for a political platform of racism and hate.� “When I wrote and composed ‘Feliz Navidad,’ I chose to sing in both English and Spanish in order to create a bridge between two wonderful

cultures during the time ber on the Web site for of year in which we hope Human Events, a Washfor goodwill toward all,� ington-based conservative weekly publication founded in 1944. Web site editor Jed Babbin apologized and said the song would be removed from the site. The link to the song’s page was no longer available by Thursday.

The song was never meant to be ‘a vehicle for a political platform of racism and hate.’ the Puerto Rico-born singer said. The parody, titled “The Illegal Alien Christmas Song,� was created by radio producers and writers Matt Fox and A.J. Rice and was posted in mid-Decem-

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Airport police operate a checkpoint for vehicles entering Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday. Aviation security officials worldwide boosted safety restrictions on travelers after an attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack. Abdulmutallab claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil, said a U.S. law enforcement official. But others cautioned

that such claims could not be verified immediately. Another official said the U.S. had known for at least two years that Mutallab could have had

terrorist ties and was on a list that includes people with known or suspected ties to a terrorist organization. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Some airlines were telling passengers on Saturday that new government security regulations prohibit them from leaving their seats beginning an hour before landing The rules are a response to a suspected terrorism incident on Christmas. Air Canada said new rules imposed by the Transportation Security Administration limit onboard activities by passengers and crew in U.S. airspace. The airline said that during the final hour of flight, passengers must remain seated. They won’t be allowed access to carryon baggage or to have any items on their laps. Flight attendants on some domestic flights are informing passengers of similar rules.

Police: Pastor fatally shoots son during fight DARBY, Pa. (AP) – A pastor fatally shot one of his eight children on Christmas Day during a dispute at the family home, where more than a dozen relatives had gathered, police said. Kirk Caldwell killed Jordan Caldwell, 21, after intervening in a confrontation between the son and a woman at around 2 p.m. at their home in suburban

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Behind the blue line High Point Police Department opens enrollment for Citizen’s Police Academy BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT – Police officials will pull back the curtain to allow the public to get an inside look at the world of law enforcement in a 14-week program starting next month. The 2010 winter/ spring session of the High Point Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy is scheduled to begin Jan. 26 and conclude May 4 with a graduation ceremony. The academy is open to the public with some

minor conditions and is designed to give residents the opportunity to learn about the department and interact with officers. “It gives you a better understanding of the what the role of the police department is within the community,” said Paul Brandsema, chairman of the Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association. “A lot of people see police officers from kind of a one-sided point of view. Their jobs are actually really involved with working with the community.”

Brandsema likened the curriculum to a “mini training academy that gives you a taste of what the officers go through.” The department uses a variety of its personnel to present the curriculum, which takes the form of classroom time and some hands-on exercises. Some of the early sessions cover topics such as the state and local requirements to become a police officer and the training and screening process for candidates. Legal and constitu-

tional guidelines officers must follow – such as when deadly force is allowed – are covered in some of the early sessions. Other classroom topics include death investigations. Past hands-on sessions have included simulated building searches and traffic stops. The academy will have a limited enrollment of about 30 students, with priority given to the order in which applications are received.




The High Point Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy will meet on Tuesdays with start times of 6 or 7 p.m. and will last until 10 p.m. There will be no classes March 9 or April 20. Participants must be 18 years old or older, provide valid ID, have no felony convictions, have no serious misdemeanor convictions in the past 10 years, such as assaults, domestic-related offenses, larceny or alcohol or drug-related offenses. A brief background check will be conducted on applicants. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15. Contact Capt. Ken Shultz at 887-7936 or by email at to obtain an application. 888-3531

Archdale seeks windfall from market visitors

Cecil Bishop, a bishop for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will be keynote speaker at the 50th Sitin Anniversary Breakfast Feb. 1 in the Empire Ballroom in Greensboro. During the sitins of the 1960s, Bishop worked to bridge the generational divide between adults and students of the African-American community to desegregate local businesses.


ARCHDALE – The Randolph County Tourism Development Authority next month will launch a new Web site aimed at getting people to stay in Archdale during the High Point Market. The Web site,, will be up and running Jan. 2, according to Eddie Causey, an Archdale councilman who serves as the liasion for the Archdale-Trinity Chamber of Commerce with the Randolph County Tourism Development Authority. “What they are trying to do is play up the fact

‘... a lot of people who come in don’t realize that most of our hotels are closer than the hotels in (North) High Point.’ Eddie Causey Archdale city councilman of how close (Archdale) is because a lot of people who come in don’t realize that most of our hotels are closer than the hotels in (North) High Point,” said Causey, noting Archdale has six hotels. “The goal

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Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott and Country Inn and Suites are just two hotels that tourism and business leaders hope begin to draw more visitors from the High Point Furniture Market. is as people come from the market, we want them to know that we have hotels here. We hope to partner with the Market Authority, but at this point we are not a partner with them.” Among several items, the Web site will list all of the hotels that Archdale has to offer. “It’s got the directions from the (Piedmont Triad International Air-

port) to here because with the (Greensboro) Urban Loop you can get to Archdale quicker than you can get to hotels in downtown High Point,” Causey said. “We are trying to make sure people know that. What they are hoping to do is take a step further and promote to the people who come here furniture shopping that we are an easier alternative to the major

showrooms out there on Business 85.” In May, Tammy O’Kelley, director of the Randolph Count Tourism Development Authority, made a presentation to the Archdale City Council about the benefits of an increase in occupancy tax from 3 to 5 percent. She said the additional funds generated by the increase would be targeted for marketing the High Point Market for

Archdale and the North Carolina Zoo for Asheboro. “One of the things we want to try to do here is help our hotels have the highest occupancy they can during furniture market,” Causey said. “It makes so much sense. If we can help these guys out, it helps down the line. It helps brings jobs here.” 888-3657

Program helps farm conservation effort ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT

TRIAD – Some local farmers may have a chance to receive assistance from a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced Jan. 15, as the deadline to qualify for the first application period of the 2010 Environmental Quality Incentives Program in North Carolina. Landowners who wish

to participate in this initial ranking period should have their applications submitted to their local NRCS Field Office by the close of business Jan. 15. EQIP is a voluntary conservation program administered by the NRCS. The program supports North Carolina farmers who have set compatible goals in both production agriculture and environmental quality. Through EQIP, farmers may receive finan-

cial and technical help to plan, design and install structural conservation practices, and to plan and implement management practices on eligible agricultural land. EQIP is a competitive program. All applications that are received by Jan. 15 will be ranked. The ranking system uses a combination of statewide and local criteria to help determine which applications are the most environmen-


tally beneficial projects. Those projects that are ranked highest will be funded during this initial ranking period. The USDA encourages all those who wish to participate to continue to submit EQIP applications throughout the year in anticipation for future ranking periods. For more information about EQIP and eligibility, contact the Natural Resources Conservation Service at 242-2075.



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Jarrell McNease LEXINGTON – Mr. Jarrell Leon McNease, 58, a resident of Old Highway 64, died Thursday evening, December 24, 2009 in the Thomasville Medical Center. He was born February 26, 1951 in Randolph County, a son of Leon McNease and Ruby Malone McNease. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LaSalle University. Mr. McNease was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed with High Point Housing Authority. He obtained a black belt in taekwondo and was a competitive shooter with the MidCarolina Rifle Club. Mr. McNease was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ, the Christian Fellowship Class and was a church musician. Surviving are a daughter, Beth Embry and husband Barron of Thomasville; a son, Bradley McNease and wife Cheraton Love of Winston-Salem; a grandson, Baden Embry, and he was anticipating the arrivals of two beautiful granddaughters; his fiancÊe Donna Ball of Thomasville; and sisters, Deborah McNease and Imogene Routh and husband Don, both of Asheboro. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 2 P.M. in Calvary United Church of Christ with Rev. Kelly Barefoot officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. McNease will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville, where the family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 P.M. and other times at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Barron Embry, 1121 Lopp Drive, Lexington. The family request memorials be directed to the Memorial Fund of Calvary United Church of Christ, 1410 Lexington Avenue, Thomasville, N.C. 27360.

Hobert Copley THOMASVILLE – Mr. Hobert Wilson Copley, 84, formerly of Longview Drive, died Saturday, December 26, 2009 in the Universal Healthcare Center in Ramsuer, N.C. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.

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Carlton Thomas ‘Pete’ Foster Sr. SALISBURY – Carlton Thomas Foster Sr., fondly known as “Pete�, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of December 25, 2009 at Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. He was 87. Pete had an easy smile, and was beloved by his family as well as friends too numerous to name. Pete was born on February 27, 1922 in Clarksville, Virginia to John Thomas and Lucy Irene Green Foster. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. In Salisbury, Pete established himself as a hardworking businessman, first managing a B.F. Goodrich Store, and later Savings Supply Lumber Co. In 1962 the family moved to Raleigh where he became an exceptional salesman for the G.A.F. Corporation. In his sixties, Pete founded a successful wholesale roofing supply company called C.T. Foster, Inc. Of his business acumen, Pete said, “God gave me a little ability, and I tried to do it in a very decent, honest way.� He was an avid golfer and also enjoyed spending time at the Blankenship farm in Alexander County. Pete is survived by his wife Luise “Petie� Palmer Foster and her children Joan Palmer of Salisbury, Janet Larkin and husband Bill of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and Jody Hicks and husband

Dr. Preston Hicks of Lexington, Kentucky. Also surviving are his children Kathie Raymond and husband Art of Raleigh, Jean Scarbrough and husband Jim of Concord, and Tom Foster of Raleigh. His sister Fable Byrd of High Point survives as well as grandchildren Art Raymond III, John Scarbrough, Anna Scarbrough Bryant, Jennifer Foster Barnhill, and Lance Corporal Paul Foster. His great-grandchildren are Benjamin Raymond, Katherine Raymond, and Carmen Foster. He is predeceased by eight siblings, as well as his first wife Pauline Blankenship Foster and his second wife Doris Denning Foster. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29 at First Presbyterian Church, conducted by Dr. Jim Duncan, Dr. Randy Kirby, and Rev. Ed Harper. Visitation will follow in Lewis Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Arthritis Foundation (P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077), the North Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2301 Stonehenge Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615), or First Presbyterian Church, 308 West Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC 28144. Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Foster family. Online condolences can be made at

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LEXINGTON – Mary Louise Young Swicegood, 83, formerly of Old Pasture Road, Churchland, died Dec. 25, 2009, at Alston Brook. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Churchland Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Snider Family Cemetery, Churchland. Visitation will be held 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

HIGH POINT – Timothy LaVerne Sims, 64, of High Point died Dec. 25, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral plans are pending and will be announced by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

Erica Cutright HIGH POINT – Miss Erica Cutright, 32, of 1709 Long St., died Dec. 25, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital. People’s Funeral Services Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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JAMESTOWN – Mr. James (Jim) Alexander Burney, 82, resident of Jamestown, died December 25th, 2009 at High Point Regional Hospital. Mr. Burney was born March 30th, 1927 in Guilford County, a son to James Alexander and Kate Louise Frazier Burney. A resident of this area most of his life, he had worked at Carolina Tire and later at Jamestown Golf Course. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and had attended True Love Church of the Living God. He was married to the former Louise Newton who preceded him in death in 2005. He was also preceded in death by a half sister, Evelyn Wells and two brothers, Jessie and Bill Burney. Surviving is a daughter, Melissa Lowe and husband Mitch of Farmer; a step son, David Garrett and wife Karen of High Point; two sisters, Margaret Brown and Bessie Pitts; a brother, Joe Sanders; and five grandchildren, Kirsten Lowe, Alley Grace Lowe, Leslie Garrett, Ryan Garrett and Bryan Garrett. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point with Rev. Linda Beck officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the High Point Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 5275 High Point NC 27265. On-line condolences may be made through Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.


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Shirley H. ‘Ginger’ Foster HIGH POINT – Shirley H. “Ginger” Foster, 66, of Ledford Circle, went home to be with her Lord unexpectedly early Friday, December 25, 2009 at her home. She was born in Humboldt, Tennessee on June 20, 1943 to Homer Grady and Hazel Greer Hunter. She as an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee and was a retired registered dietician with 25 years of service at Thomasville Medical Center in Thomasville. Ginger was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church where she was active with The United Methodist Women. She was active in her community serving as a volunteer with the Davidson Medical Ministries and the Davidson County Senior Center in Thomasville. She was Mrs. Senior Davidson County in 2007/2008. Ginger was also a member of the Red Hat Society of Thomasville. On May 23, 1964 she married Felder Lamar Foster who survives of the home. Also surviving her mother, Hazel G. Hunter of Rockwood, TN, Sons, Craig Foster and

Doris Alford THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Doris Barnhill Alford, 71, of 118 Dedmond Court, died Dec. 25, 2009, at Lexington Health Care Center. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.

wife Diana of Greensboro and Brian Foster and wife Mary of Brussels, Belgium; four grandchildren, Adam Foster, Emily Foster, Ellie Foster and John Foster; one brother, Homer Grady Hunter, Jr. of Kingston, TN. Funeral services for Ginger will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Lynn Upchurch and Rev. Mike Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Ginger will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home (Wallburg Chapel) 10301 N.NC Hwy. 109 Winston Salem, NC 27107 until placed in the church thirty minutes before the service. The family will be at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2009 and other times at the home. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the American Heart Association 202 Centreport Dr. Suite 100 Greensboro, NC 27409 in memory of Ginger Foster. Online condolences may be made to the Foster family at www.

ARCHDALE – Robert James Culler, 88, died Dec. 26, 2009, at Hospice Home at High Point. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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LEXINGTON – Jerry Wayne Owen, 65, died Dec. 24, 2009, at his home. Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at DavidLEXINGTON – David Har- son Funeral Home LexBurial, old Kinney, 83, of Brown ington Chapel. with military rites, will Street died Dec. 24, 2009. Funeral will be held at follow in Forest Hill Me11 a.m. Monday at Pied- morial Park. Visitation will be held 6mont Funeral Home Cha8 p.m. Sunday night at the pel. Visitation will be held funeral home. 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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HIGH POINT – Mrs. Mary Clois Jones Morgan, 85, of High Point passed on December 24, 2009 at GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center in Archdale. Mrs. Morgan was born February 5, 1924 in Surry County to McKinley Jones and Effie Shropshire Jones. She had been employed at several furniture manufacturing companies over the years. After retirement, Mrs. Morgan enjoyed oil painting, crafts, sewing and gardening. She had several dogs that she loved very much. Mrs. Morgan was married to John L. Morgan for 56 years who survives of the residence. Also surviving are two sons, John M. Morgan and wife, Tammy of Archdale and Allen Dale Morgan and wife, Mindy of Raleigh, a daughter, Gloria Jean Folden and husband, Fred of Florida and several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale by Reverend Bobby L. Loving. The interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 1 p.m. until time of the service. Online condolences may be made through

LEXINGTON – Walter Thomas “Tommy” Cox, 75, of Bedford Drive died Dec. 24, 2009, at his home. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rolling Heights Faith Baptist Church. Burial, with military rites, will follow in Forest Hill Memorial Park. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel.

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THOMASVILLE – Mr. Donald Ray Harvey, age 68 of 132 Falling Creek Dr. died Friday Dec. 25, 2009 at his residence. He was born Aug 19, 1941 in Davidson Co. NC son of Joe Oscar Harvey, Sr. and Chesta Myrtle Fine Harvey. Mr. Harvey was employed with Old Dominion and Served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and the NC National Guard. He attended Colonial Baptist Church and was married March 27, 1961 to Mary Anne Sink Harvey who survives of the home. Also surviving are, One daughter, Melanie Waldon and husband Tommy of Thomasville; One son, Terry Harvey and wife Tracy of Trinity; One brother, Joe Oscar Harvey, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Thomasville; Three grandchildren, Zachary Buchanan, Rumor Buchanan and Parker Ray Harvey. Funeral services will be conducted Dec 28, 2009 Monday at 3 p.m. in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. Steve Jarvis officiating. The interment will be in Calvary United Church Of Christ Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials May be directed to Colonial Baptist Church Building Fund 6792 Welborn Rd. Trinity, NC 27370. On line condolences may be sent to the Harvey family at

THOMASVILLE – Mr. Austin Leon Henley, 61, went to be with the Lord December 22, 2009 at W.F.U. Baptist Medical Center following complications from surgery. Mr. Henley was born in Greensboro, March 7, 1948, a son of Carl Morris Henley and Annie Mae Hughes Henley. He worked for Monarch Furniture for many years and he was preceded in death by a son, David. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Regina McCrosky Henley of the home; three siblings, Tommy Henley and wife Rose-Ella of High Point; Patsy Smith of Sophia and Teresa Hill and husband Gary of High Point; three brother-inlaws, Ivan McCrosky and wife Fonda of Trinity, Leon McCrosky and wife Christy of Thomasville and Bill McCrosky of Oklahoma; and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Davis Funerals and Cremations Chapel by Leon McCrosky. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 12 until 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the Love Line of High Point Regional Hospital Cancer Center. Online condolences may be made at

Grace Parrish Younts HIGH POINT – Grace Parrish Younts, 88 Passed away on Thursday December 24, 2009 at Mountain Vista Health Park. Born on January 22, 1921 in Davidson County to Grover and Maude Parrish, preceded in death by her parents and a grandchild. Grace enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and made the world’s greatest biscuits. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and adoring grandmother. Grace is survived by her husband Woodrow Wilson Younts of 71 years, Son Woody Younts, Jr. and his wife Phyllis of Asheboro, daughters; Frances Cross of Trinity, Vivian Swaim and her husband Bobby of Thomasville, Wanda Hill and her husband Bobby of Thomasville. Also 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. The family will receive friends Sunday December 27, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thomasville Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2009 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church with Reverend Douglas Stevens officiating followed by interment in the church cemetery.

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Democrats are killing free-market capitalism On Aug. 21, 2008, Barack Obama said: “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators, insurance companies, drug companies. They’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. We’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.” We now know! Obama cut a deal with the drug companies to prevent importation of less expensive drugs, and longer periods before generics could be produced. He got their support at our expense. After continually bashing those in the insurance industry for their “obscene” profits (they rank 86th in profit margin!), he got their support by handing them millions more customers who will

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pay higher premiums to go along with their higher drug prices. A few days before the vote, Dick Durbin, No. 3 man in the Senate, said he had no clue what was in the bill. Harry Reid would not tell the press what was in the bill. It took a $300 million bribe to get Landrieu’s vote, and a threat to close down strategic headquarters in Omaha, plus a promise to cover all of Nebraska’s Medicaid payments forever, to get Nelson’s vote. Apparently, this is what the community organizer and his supplicant Demo-Rats call “transparency.” No major piece of legislation has ever been passed without a single vote from the other side until now. Pelosi, when asked by a reporter



Next year is big for elections


any folks will tell you the 2010 elections – at the federal and state levels – are off-year events for North Carolinians because they don’t involve choosing a president or a governor. Don’t be fooled by that term: The 2010 elections are extremely important, locally and across the state, and they will determine if Republican Sen. Richard Burr will be retained or if the Old North State will have two Democratic U.S. senators serving together for the first time in four decades. General Assembly races probably are the most critical because the party in control there will direct the redistricting of legislative and congressional lines for the next 10 years. And, in 2012, North Carolina may gain an additional (14th) district. Registered voters in High Point and Archdale will have the opportunity to select mayors and city council members. And North Carolina voters will choose who will represent them on county boards of commissioners and school boards as well selecting the winners in races for sheriff. The sheriff’s race in Davidson County is of special interest, with incumbent David Grice expected to have plenty of competitors, including former Sheriff Gerald Hege, who pleaded guilty to felony charges and resigned the office. Currently, jobs, jobs, jobs are on most people’s minds as the politicians get ready to run in 2010 and, unless the economy improves dramatically over the next 10 months, no doubt will be the major issue in most campaigns. Pay attention: Listen and read about the candidates and determine who you think will best represent you – at federal, state, county and community government levels – then be sure to vote. There’s plenty at stake in an off-year election cycle.



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accurate. He also deserves recognition for determining what is newsworthy to the local community. The case of Guy Ellis Carr Jr., as sickening as it is, is significant to the people of this town. People need to hear total coverage relative to sex offenders. Your reporter accomplished this while no other reporters deemed it necessary. Congratulations to Kimbrough for finding the “stomach” to cover such a heinous crime. The victim was a 4-year-old child (to 12 years old). The pain, deception and hurt never goes away. Reporters are our messengers. where in the Constitution it gave Reporters need to keep us inCongress the right to mandate formed. And Kimbrough did an that citizens buy a product from excellent job in his continual, faca private company, replied, “Are tual reporting on this case. Many you serious?” Yes, we’re quite of us are grateful for your insight serious, but apparently our antito protect the citizens. Constitution, anti-constituent, Please give Kimbrough my deep Social Demo-Rat Congress is not! appreciation for helping others to Where were you when free-marbe aware of predators. ket capitalism died? PATRICIA JOHNSON TONY MOSCHETTI High Point High Point

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of years of this decade, newspaack in the 1960s when I was sports edipers (even having to hurdle some tor for The Idaho Statesman (circulation rough spots) were doing well until right at 50,000 daily, a few thousand more things started to sputter in 2007, on Sunday), my “To put it Bluntly” column apcontinued to falter in 2008 and, peared in the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, especially for larger circulation Friday and Sunday editions. Even though I was newspapers, nearly went to hell writing about sports, it was tough coming up in a handbasket during 2009. with interesting topics five days a week. Results of a survey conducted by The Statesman also used the daily offerings of OPINION the Pew Project for Excellence in two of America’s best sports columnists of the Tom Journalism tell us that “journalday, perhaps ever – Red Smith, first based at Blount ists who work online are more opthe New York Herald Tribune and later at The timistic about the future of their New York Times, and Jim Murray, based at the ■■■ profession than are news people Los Angeles Times – and even they had trouble tied to more traditional media platforms” and coming up with something compelling five or they “believe that the Internet is changing the six times a week. Readers always could tell when Smith was running low on subject matter. fundamental values of journalism,” and the He would write about hunting or fishing. Those person writing the summary noted, “more often generally were the only times that Smith, whose than not for the worse.” Glynnis MacNicol, writing for Breaking columns we bought from a syndicate, wasn’t the News, claims much of the media “spent a lot best writer in any given week’s sports section. of time chasing non-stories, from Balloon Boy That’s because the then best outdoors writer in to Sarah Palin’s death panels ... many news America, Ted Trueblood, wrote a Sunday column for the Statesman. That’s tall cotton, folks. organizations, from old media to the new, chase(d) silly, shiny distractions.” She added, For the last 20 years, I generally have been “Until someone creates a new, workable busiwriting one column a week for The High Point ness model, the coin of the Internet realm is Enterprise’s Sunday opinion page, most of the traffic. And traffic is most cheaply generated by time commenting on something related to jourfrequency and shock value, two things which nalism. Oh, yes, I contribute a “Here & There” are very much at odds with in-depth reporting. column on some Fridays that attempts to keep None of this is news.” you up to date with what has been happening Survey results show 45 percent of respondents and what will be happening in the greater High Point community. I was drafted to do that in the noted a loosening of journalism standards, 31 percent reported hearing more outside voices 1990s by then Lifestyles editor Judy Phillips after about-town columnist Bobbi Martin died and and 25 percent felt increased emphasis on speed. Meanwhile, 63 percent ranked original reporther successor, former Lifestyles writer Jane ing as the most important type of information Ronalter, left the Enterprise. I had told Phillips they produce. During the last week of June and that she had to find somebody to continue that the first week of July, Michael Jackson was the type of column in the Enterprise. I’m so thankdominant story for most of the news media. Pew ful we landed Mary Bogest as the Enterprise’s researchers found Jackson’s death made up 17 about-town columnist. percent of a newspaper’s newshole on average, As year-end neared and I was running dry on column topics, I asked managing editor Sherrie accounted for 30 percent of airtime and 28 percent of cable news. By contrast, the Enterprise Dockery and reporter Paul B. Johnson what I used no more than 2 percent of its newshole might write about today. Johnson responded: on any given day during that two-week period “How journalism changed in the decade that’s ending.” Dockery responded: “Where we started reporting (in words and photos) the Jackson story. as a newspaper in 2009, where we are now and Original reporting and heavy emphasis on what’s ahead for the new year.” being intensely local is what is giving mid-sized Both ideas require more research time than I had left in a week interrupted by Christmas, but and smaller circulation the energy and the founI will take a stab at telling you where the indus- dation to (1) weather the storm that was 2009, (2) improve the storytelling, (3) continue to alter, try (for mid-sized and smaller newspapers) is improve and expand content, (4) constantly today, and take a short stab at what’s ahead for try new approaches, (5) take full advantage of the Enterprise and similar-sized newspapers in the technology at its disposal and (6) continue North Carolina and surrounding states. to pursue alternate forms of delivery of news, You already know the newspaper industry sports and features. has suffered as much, if not more, than any inKeep reading. 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We all wish for better times in 2010 Duke eyes Y China moves The Herald-Sun, Durham, Dec. 15 o West, young man, and grow up with the country,” John B. Soule advised in an editorial in the Terre Haute Express in 1851. That admonition, later repeated by and often credited to Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune, might reflect the ambitions of Duke University as it looks west – very far west, to the emerging industrial/ commercial powerhouse of China. As that country has morphed from an anachronistic society to one bent on full membership in the world’s economy, it has hungered for a more modern and sophisticated higher education system. Duke has joined the ranks of U. S. universities answering that call. Earlier this month, the Duke Board of Trustees heard a report on plans to create a Fuqua School of Business campus in the Chinese city of Kunshan. Haven’t heard of Kunshan? Its population of about 640,000 is rapidly industrializing; it reflects the rapid urbanization of China. That economic boom creates opportunity, and Duke is ready to take advantage of it. “China is by many accounts the most dynamic economy in the world today,” Mike Schoenfeld, Duke’s vice president for public affairs, told The Herald-Sun’s Neil Offen. “It’s a nation that will have a tremendous impact on what happens in the world, and as a global educational institution, Duke wants to be part of the transformation of that society.” That’s in line with Duke’s mantra of outrageous ambitions. Duke Medicine already has planted a major flag in Asia with a partnership to develop a medical school at the National University of Singapore. The business school cam-


Duke officials envision the Kunshan venture as a precursor to other partnerships. pus is expected to include an academic building, faculty housing, conference center, dorms and a research incubator. It should be ready to open in 2011. It is worth noting that the expansion into China is occurring even as Duke, like most universities, is coping with an economic downturn eroding its finances. But Duke more than many top-tier private universities has been able to carefully manage its budget-driven downsizing – and has been able to focus on investments in the future such as the China expansion. Duke officials envision the Kunshan venture as a precursor to other partnerships and developments in China. The relationships, of course, aside from extending the Durham university’s brand to a country that in a generation has emerged as a global economic powerhouse, will provide more opportunities for Duke students and faculty to study and work in that country. All of that can only benefit this city and this region, and we applaud and wish the best for the efforts.

ear’s end is the traditional time to assess what was observed and learned in the past year, while setting goals for the coming one. Few will argue that 2009 was a stellar year for our state or nation. The worsening economy appears to have brought out the worst in us. Civil discourse has been anything but civil. Rancor and partisanship have stalemated government. Poll after poll demonstrates little trust in public officials who too frequently exhibit unethical conduct, side with special interests and personally benefit from public service. Personal and corporate greed stand out in this time when so many are unemployed or underemployed. Corporations focus only on the next quarter’s profit and share price. Executives appear callous in the quest for big paychecks and bonuses, even while their company accepts public charity in the form of federal bailouts.

And despite our pronounced efforts, there exists discrimination by sex, race and the fast growing discrimination against aging MY SPIN citizens. We steadfastly Tom worship celebCampbell rity, even as the ■■■ objects of our adoration have extramarital affairs, use illegal substances or break laws. But we refuse to worship, or at least acknowledge, Christmas, insisting on politically correct “community trees,” while actively participating in the juggernaut Christmas machine by the retail industry for this holy event. The dollar becomes the sacred. So what would be my wishes for 2010? I would wish those in public offices would dial back the partisanship, reduce their obeisance to special interests

and focus on the common good. It would be all right to disagree but not be disagreeable in the process. Politicians would worry less about re-election and more about doing the right things to fix our many ills. Citizens would rely less on government and take personal initiative to solve problems. People would understand that the real value of work is more than money. Executive compensation would be brought more in line with employee pay. Corporations would demonstrate responsibilities to shareholders, but also to customers, employees and their communities. The unemployed, while looking for work, could find value in volunteering. Those blessed with abundance would share with others. My wishes grew lengthier than a 5-year-old’s Christmas list, so I found two creeds that, if applied, would sum up the best of what I would hope for 2010. The first is the Rotary

Four-Way Test: Is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendships, and will it be beneficial to all concerned? What an exemplary, yet excellent measure for ethical conduct. The second, equally profound way of living comes from Micah 6:8 in the Bible: Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. Truth, fairness, friendship, beneficial treatment, justice, kindness and humility. Seven magnificent qualities we could apply individually and collectively that could make all the difference in this coming year. They involve what we think, say and do, as well as how we treat one another. What more perfect gift could we give? TOM CAMPBELL is former assistant N.C. state treasurer and is creator/host of NC SPIN, a statewide television discussion of N.C. issues airing Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on WFMY-TV. Contact him at

Economic illiteracy Obama’s conflicting messages to banks show his incompetence


arack Obama is demonstrating just how little he understands basic economics. He believes growing the government at a rapid rate is what causes prosperity, declaring America must “spend our way out of this recession.” He also in recent weeks scolded “fat-cat bankers,” telling them they need to loan more money out in order to get our economy going again. Obama’s economic illiteracy is plunging our country into economic ruin. From bailouts, to company takeovers, health care reform and stimulus bills: If it involves greater taxpayer involvement Obama supports it. When Obama reported that OPINION the Treasury had Mary Beth Brown received Floyd Brown back $200 ■■■ billion in TARP funds, he declared that he planned to spend that money on a second stimulus while paying down the debt. This is patently untrue. America will not be paying down any debt. The Congress continues to raise the debt ceiling. Actually, we will be borrowing a record sum, as Obama mortgages our future to “spend us out of this recession.” The problem with his policy is that it doesn’t work. Government spending has never created prosperity. Every dollar the government spends must be taken from someone else. Government engages in wealth

transfer, not wealth creation. Borrowing money and running sizable deficits is transferring wealth from the future generation, which faces paying off Obama’s credit card. The bill must be paid someday. Obama is robbing future generations in order to support his binge spending. Obama’s first stimulus was nothing more than a slush fund of money, used by Democrats to support their liberal pet projects. $6 million worth of stimulus money lined the pockets of Democratic pollster Mark Penn who used it to create three jobs. $18 million from the stimulus went to fund Obama’s recovery Web site, which reported on jobs saved and stimulus money spent in congressional districts that do not exist. With that kind of success rate it should surprise no one that Obama’s approval rating has plummeted to 45 percent. American voters understand government spending is not the recipe for recovery.

Recently, Obama met with leading bankers, individuals he referred to as “fat cats.” In his meeting, Obama pushed these banks to lend more and loosen up their capital requirements on loans. Nobody is arguing that these banks need or deserve the outrageous bonuses they have been pocketing after Obama bailed them out with the taxpayers’ dime, but the idea that they need to lend more is nearly ludicrous. The reason the housing market collapsed in the first place was because Congress pushed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to loan nearly half of their assets to families with incomes below the national median. Coupled with the Community Reinvestment Act, which forced banks to make imprudent loans, overzealous lending created an artificial housing bubble that collapsed. After the CRA was expanded in 1995, bank loans going to low- and moderate-income families increased by 80

percent. These were the same banks that were later attacked for being predatory for taking undue risks. They were making poor loans, but it was at the behest of a federal government that was trying to artificially increase home ownership amongst people not equipped for the responsibilities of home ownership. Fast forward back to today, Obama is now encouraging banks to make more loans, asking banks to take more risk. This is the same Obama who has criticized banks for making risky loans in the past. By creating business climate uncertainty, Obama is not helping our country to stabilize. Obama’s conflicting messages are confusing. Which “Obama” are banks suppose to listen to; the one who demonizes risky behavior, or the one who demonizes banks for sitting on their assets? Obama’s meeting with bank leaders was simply political theatre, as was his recent “jobs” summit. Jobs aren’t created by bureaucrats sitting around talking. They are created when people are free to innovate and create without undue fear of erratic government behavior. If the government would cut back on its wild spending, cut taxes and promote a stable regulatory environment, the private sector would start creating new jobs. FLOYD AND MARY BETH BROWN are best-selling authors and speakers. They write a national weekly column distributed by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Floyd Brown also is president of the Western Center for Journalism. To comment on this column, e-mail

Take profit motive out of health care, defense BY MARCY COOK


t is more evident today that the saga of “Democrats vs. Republicans” has only perpetuated the ineffectiveness and corruption of Washington as a whole. Voters are awakening by the droves to see that the shallow surface games are just a front for the literal corporate hijacking that has taken place in our political system. This health care reform process has exposed the extent of this controlling force and more people are highly enlightened to what is going on – even as it is being hidden in sleazy backroom bidding. What a disgrace! It is unthinkable that our “public servants” would just as soon sell themselves for cheap campaign donations and party favor



rubber-stamping than stand tall and actually fight for the Americans under attack today. The bill to provide Medicare for all Americans (HR676) must be considered and validated for a honest reform of a current system that is crashing our economy and actually killing tens of thousands of our people every year who fall through the cracks and can’t get care. Yes, yes, we all know that if they support an authentic public option like HR676 that the future of the health insurance industry will look much different than today, although no one believes that it will disappear altogether. Nobody wants to see more unemployment fallout, but that fact does not justify the idea of

keeping the insurance industrialists in total dominance and control of our lives and the U.S. economy. “Too big to fail”... this dangerous notion must be rejected on every level before our country falls to the ground like a top-heavy giant. We must secure the foundation and middle-class tier of our society and fight to improve the conditions for small businesses to survive – the core of our economic future and sustainable job growth. We’ve all seen the garbage legislation that gets forced through our system that does nothing but veil the undermining cancers of profiteering and monopolization within our nation’s most vital mechanical systems (banking, trade, energy, health care, etc.). This is truly one of the most

defining moments of our great country. True fiscal responsibility starts with ending our overfinanced, overpriced military and privatized occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. True moral responsibility begins with caring for every American with a pro-life, pro-health approach. The American people want the removal of profit from not only our health care system, but also within our Defense Department! Those companies who make their grotesque fortunes based on bloodshed and the perpetuation of suffering and destruction must be brought to a new day where such a thing is not only rejected by our own government, but finally banned from the greasy claws of Wall Street. MARCY COOK lives in Oak Ridge.


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2 more Irish bishops quit over Dublin abuse report DUBLIN (AP) – Two Roman Catholic bishops in Ireland resigned on Christmas Day in the wake of a damning investigation into decades of church cover-up of child abuse in the Dublin archdiocese. Dublin Bishops Eamonn Walsh and Ray Field offered an apology to childabuse victims as they announced their resignations during Christmas Mass. Priests read the statement to worshippers throughout the archdiocese, home to a quarter of Ireland’s 4 million Catholics. Earlier this month, two other bishops, Donal Murray of Limerick and Jim Moriarty of Kildare, quit following the Nov. 26 publication of a three-year investigation into why so many abusive Dublin priests escaped justice for so long. The government-ordered investigation found that Dublin church leaders spent decades shielding more than 170 pedophile priests from the law. They began providing in-

formation to police only in 1995 – but continued to keep secret, until 2004, many files and other records of reported abuse. In a joint statement, Walsh and Field said they hoped their resignations “may help to bring the peace and reconciliation of Jesus Christ to the victims (and) survivors of child sexual abuse. We again apologize to them.� “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have so bravely spoken out and those who continue to suffer in silence,� the bishops’ statement said. The Dublin archdiocese has faced a rising tide of civil lawsuits from abuse victims since the mid1990s, after one abuse victim, former altar boy Andrew Madden, went public with the church’s effort to buy his silence and protect a serving priest. The archdiocese estimates its ultimate bill for settlements and legal costs may top euro20 million ($30 million).

Book explores evangelical monopoly in sports world BOSTON (AP) – A toss left, a quick break past the defense, and it was obvious Philadelphia Eagles running back Herb Lusk was headed to the end zone. The real surprise came when he arrived 70 yards later. Lusk dropped to a knee in the NFL’s first public end zone prayer. High-profile expressions of faith by athletes have become routine in pro sports since Lusk’s October 1977 run. A new book by religion writer Tom Krattenmaker explores how it happened, and asks whether it’s a good thing. “Some love it, some really resent it. The comedians have a field day with it,� said Krattenmaker, author of “Onward Christian Athletes.� From the numerous Lusk copycats, to prayer circles at the 50-yard line, to jubilant players praising God in postgame interviews, an

often conservative voice of the Christian faith is now commonplace in American professional sports. That reflects decades of influence by evangelical Christian groups in locker rooms and a belief among some Christian athletes that their visibility is a gift they should use to proclaim their faith.


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Small businesses still have time for 2009 tax planning NEW YORK (AP) — Although there are just a few days left in 2009, small business owners still have time to squeeze in a few tax breaks. Making a last-minute equipment purchase or paying your estimated state taxes early can shave some money off your bill. A retirement plan contribution can also help. But before you start spending to beat the Dec. 31 deadline, remember the mantra of accountants and other tax professionals: Don’t take these steps just to save on your tax bill. They have to make good business sense overall. You also shouldn’t be thinking about 2009 alone. Tax planning needs to be a forward- and backward-

looking process. You need to consider if you’re going to be making more money next year. Or, if you’re likely to suffer a loss for this year, should you be carrying losses back to 2008 or even 2007? Gordon Spoor, a certified public accountant in St. Petersburg, Fla., said income, deductions and tax years “all have to be looked at together. None can be looked at in isolation.”

ACCELERATE YOUR DEDUCTIONS ... MAYBE To increase their deductions, many owners might want to consider buying, for example, computers or vehicles before Dec. 31. That will allow them to take advantage of the Section 179 deduction for new equipment purchases. But you need to

keep an eye on the improving economy. “If you think you’re going to be in a higher tax bracket next year, maybe you want to save those deductions,” said Gregg Wind, a CPA with Wind Bremer Hockenberg LLP in Los Angeles. Spoor said owners should have a good sense of whether their companies are likely to show a profit for 2009 before taking any more deductions. He warned that taking too many deductions could have unintended consequences. If they end up with a loss, they might not be able to benefit from other deductions such as the one for health insurance for the self-employed. “Do not back yourself into a corner, “ Spoor said. Of course, if your PC is on its last legs, then it’s a sound business decision to replace it now. Owners need to be aware of some caveats with the

Section 179 deduction, named for an Internal Revenue Code provision and which allows for equipment to be deducted upfront rather than depreciated over time. Equipment must be delivered and placed in service by Dec. 31, so big, custombuilt equipment such as manufacturing machinery is unlikely to be eligible. And heating and air conditioning systems, which are considered parts of a structure, are not covered under this section, although they can be deducted through depreciation rules. You don’t have to pay for the equipment this year. As long as it’s up and running by Dec. 31, you can deduct it.

RETIREMENT PLANS If you can make a retirement plan contribution by the end of the year, you probably should do so. Most tax professionals and



financial advisers will recommend that small business owners fund their plans not just for the deduction, but because it’s always better to start saving now rather than later. While no one can predict the course of the stock market and interest rates are still very low, the pros believe investing now is always the best course. Owners who have the retirement plans known as SEPs, short for Simplified Employee Pension, or SIMPLEs, short for Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees, have more leeway to make their 2009 contributions. They don’t have to place money in employees’ accounts until the due date of their returns, including extensions. That could be as late as next Oct. 15. Again, the sooner the contributions are made, the sooner employees can start to benefit from their investments.

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Artist’s work reflects trying times BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

WELCOME – The secret hummingbird found in every painting by Dempsey Essick at Dempsey’s Place has a secret story of it’s own. The artist, a Welcome native, has painted for most of his life, noting that art has always been a God-given talent for him. The hummingbird paintings that he is widely known for came later on in the early 1990s. Essick’s daughter, Beth, had been dealing with health problems at the time. When she was outside one day, a small hummingbird landed near her just close enough to touch. She reached out, scooped up the hummingbird and petted it for several moments while it sat calmly in her hand. She called for Essick, who ran outside to see the “small miracle,” as he calls it. The bird flew away a few minutes later. “There’s didn’t seem to be anything wrong with the hummingbird,” he said. “We considered it a gift from the Lord.” Essick’s daughter, who is now 30, recovered from the health issues, but the hummingbird has been his trademark ever since. Some of them are obvious in his paintings, while others are more subtle – a shape created by some leafs or limbs, for example. A former engineer with Legett and Platt, Essick’s paintings became more popular after his wife, Shelley, suggested he paint a picture of an old general store that she used to


Dempsey Essick owns Dempsey’s Place, an art gallery and gift shop in Welcome. drive past on her way to work each day. He received some positive feedback from the painting and made 500 copies, which sold out in three weeks. That’s when he left his former career to pursue his lifelong passion of art. “That was our initial seed that we planted,” he said. Dempsey’s Place opened solely as his gallery in the early 1990s when art, and most every other industry, was booming. After 9/11, however, people changed the way they spent money, Essick said.

His shop then expanded its products into a full-fledged hummingbird gift line, with gifts as small as hummingbird jewelry, calendars and nail files to others as large as outdoor birdhouses. And of course, there are new paintings all the time, including a yearly Christmas painting. “We do very lowvolume work,” he said specifically about this year’s Christmas painting, which was limited to 150 prints and can be personalized with the receiver’s name on it. “We make things that

are very collectible so folks can have something special.” The 56-year-old said he is comfortable in his small shop in Welcome. He said he could move to a larger area, but that would take away some of his appeal. “I’m known as the artist in Welcome,” he said. “We could move to a place that is busier, but the thing is that people who know us like to come to where we are. We’re the only gallery in this small town, and people like to come here.” | 888-3617


SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter is buying a startup called Mixer Labs in an effort to pinpoint the locations of people posting short messages on its service. Financial terms of the deal announced Wednesday weren’t disclosed. Mixer Labs, founded by a couple of former Google employees, developed a location-tracking tool called GeoAPI. Twitter CEO Evan Williams thinks GeoAPI could prove helpful by showing where people are as they share what they are seeing or experiencing. About 58 million people around the world use Twitter, which accommodates messages of no more than 140 characters. Twitter, based in San Francisco, has raised about $155 million from investors since its 2006 inception.


Occupation: Owner of Dempsey’s Place Age: 56 Hometown: Welcome Children: 1 daughter, 1 son, 2 grandsons Favorite activity outside of work: Fishing Favorite place to travel: Charleston, S.C. Favorite ACC team: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Favorite type of music: Christian



Tourists increase, revenue falls in Cuba


In this May 13 file photo, Jonathan Hutcheson works on his laptop as his iPhone lays beside it at a coffee shop in Columbia, Mo.

Cell phone mania crowds airwaves WASHINGTON (AP) – Wireless devices such as Apple’s iPhone are transforming the way we go online, making it possible to look up driving directions, find the nearest coffee shop and update Facebook on the go. All this has a price – in airwaves. As mobile phones become more sophisticated, they transmit and receive more data over the airwaves. But the spectrum of wireless frequencies is finite – and devices like the iPhone are allowed to use only so much of it. TV and radio broadcasts, Wi-Fi networks and other communications ser-

vices also use the airwaves. Each transmits on certain frequencies to avoid interference with others. Now wireless phone companies fear they’re in danger of running out of room, leaving congested networks that frustrate users and slow innovation. So the wireless companies want the government to give them bigger slices of airwaves – even if other users have to give up rights to theirs. “Spectrum is the equivalent of our highways,” says Christopher Guttman-McCabe, vice president

of regulatory affairs for CTIAThe Wireless Association, an industry trade group. “That’s how we move our traffic. And the volume of that traffic is increasing so dramatically that we need more lanes. We need more highways.” That won’t happen without a fight. Wireless companies are eyeing some frequencies used by TV broadcasters, satellitecommunications companies and federal agencies such as the Pentagon. Already, some of those groups are pushing back. That means tough choices are

ahead. But one way or another, Washington will keep up with the exploding growth of the wireless market, insists Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. He is sponsoring a bill that would mandate a government inventory of the airwaves to identify unused or underused bands that could be reallocated. “It’s not a question of whether we can find more spectrum,” says Boucher, chairman of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. “We have to find more spectrum.”

HAVANA (AP) – Cuba says more than 2.4 million tourists will come to the sun-kissed island by the end of the year, up 3.3 percent from 2008’s record, though deep discounts and shorter stays mean vacation industry revenues are down overall. The country will break the previous year’s mark of 2.34 million visitors by nearly 80,000, fueled by 2,000 new hotel rooms in top tourist areas, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz said in Thursday editions of the Communist Party newspaper Granma. He did not say how much Cuban tourism took in and, unlike in previous years, no information on vacation industry revenue was made public during the year-end meeting of Cuba’s parliament. Marrero said in November that his ministry’s revenues would fall about 11.7 percent, as Cuba has been forced to slash prices because of the global recession. Foreign visitors generated over $2.7 billion last year, a 13.5 percent increase from 2007. The number of travelers to Cuba has also been boosted by the Obama administration’s decision to let Cuban-Americans with family on the island visit as often as they like.

College asks students to log off for 176-year-old tradition COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Dianne Lynch wanted to give the students of Stephens College a break from the constant digital communication that pervades their generation. So she asked them to put their phones and computers away and revive the 176-year-old school’s dormant tradition of vespers services. On a bitterly cold December night, with the start of final exams just hours away, about 75 of AP Stephens’ 766 undergraduStephens College students send a text to the college presi- ates grudgingly piled their dent before turning the phones off and turning them in dur- cell phones into collection baskets and filed into the ing vespers on the college campus in Columbia, Mo.

school’s candlelit chapel, where they did little but sit, silently. Alexis Dornseif, a senior from suburban St. Louis majoring in fashion marketing and management, said she needed time away from her busy life. “Sometimes it’s really overwhelming,” she said. “It’s good to have time to think, to not worry about what’s going on tomorrow.” Lynch, the president of the women’s college, is no technophobe. Her doctorate research focused on “digital natives,” teenagers who grew up with “the In-

ternet as a part of their operating assumption in the world.” She knows most of her students consider their cell phones a social necessity. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that 82 percent of 16- and 17year-olds own cell phones. Ninety-four percent of teens spend time online. But Lynch fears all that time spent in the 21st century’s town square leaves few opportunities for clutter-free thought. She wants the students to also pursue the more elusive state of mind that comes with silence.

Several other schools are encouraging technology-free introspection. Amherst College in Massachusetts hosted a “Day of Mindfulness” this year, featuring yoga and meditation and a lecture on information technology and the contemplative mind entitled “No Time to Think.” “Students welcome it,” said Amherst physics professor Arthur Zajonc, director of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. “It’s a complement to the very hurried world of gadgets they normally live in.”

Luxery car buyers scale back purchases DETROIT (AP) – This holiday season, the luxury car buyer is offering a simple phrase: I’m not spending too much. Wealthier shoppers are trickling back into showrooms after staying away much of the year. But there’s a catch. Many are pinching pennies, sort of, by choosing smaller BMW and Mercedes models, or they’re buying top-of-the-line cars from cheaper brands. This year, almost 14 percent of luxury buyers replaced old vehicles with brands other than traditional high-end names such as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes and Porsche. That’s up from just 4 percent in 2006 and a reminder that these buyers still don’t feel as wealthy as they once did. Home values are still down and portfolios shrunken despite the stock market’s gains this year. Two potential beneficia-

ries of the shift are Buick and Hyundai, brands offering luxury models that are much cheaper than Beamers and Audis. Buick for years was known for cushy, boring sedans normally found outside grandma’s house. The average Buick buyer is still about 70 years old, and the brand is desperately trying to attract younger drivers and reverse a sales slide, says Aaron Bragman, an auto industry analyst with Global Insight in Troy, Mich. This may be its opportunity. After years of ho-hum styling, blase interiors and soft suspensions that made driving a chore, Buick’s new LaCrosse luxury sedan is far sportier than its predecessor. It’s got crisper handling and sleeker styling designed to appeal to people in their 40s and 50s. It also includes on-board hard drives and other elec-

tronic gizmos for younger drivers, all while costing $5,000 to $20,000 less than European and Japanese luxury competitors. At $27,000, Buick’s German-designed LaCrosse performs as well as its more expensive competitors, yet has everything luxury buyers are seeking, Bragman says. That’s important because luxury shoppers are picky, even when they economize. While many are now willing to give up a prestigious name or a bigger car, they still want cutting-edge styling along with reliability and safely. They demand tight handling and a quiet ride. The car must have excellent fit-and-finish inside and out and features such as heated leather seats and navigation systems. “They may very well be downsizing in terms of the package. They’re not downsizing in terms of the features they want,”


A Buick LaCrosse CXS is shown at Hilltop Buick Pontiac GMC in Richmond, Calif., on Wednesday. says Art Spinella, president of CNW Marketing Research of Bandon, Ore. That’s just what Craig Bierley, Buick’s product marketing director, is

thinking. And he says the brand is capitalizing on the trend. “People are reconsidering the choices on the things they spend money on.”

LaCrosse sales took off after a new version arrived in showrooms last summer. Sales rose 63 percent last month.

Sunday December 27, 2009

FILM REVIEW: Love is simple-minded in “It’s Complicated.” 3F

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Plan now as the economic recovery looms BY MILDRED L. CULP WORKWISE FEATURES

Many people who still have their jobs have been trying to keep them. Planning for the recovery hasn’t been a priority. Will you stay where you are? If you won’t stay, how can you mitigate risk? In either case, what are you currently doing with your earnings?

WORKING You might be absolutely certain that you want to leave your company. Take a step back. Career counselor Anne Headley of College Park, Md., recommends making the most of your job by looking at increased workload demands as an opportunity, even if you’re not confident about your ability. “Of course, you’re doing it, because it beats being unemployed,” she observes. “This does two things for you: it marks you a team player, even when the team is smaller than it used to be, and you just may get pushed into acquiring a new skill or two.” That will make you more employable internally and externally. Adam Lawrence brings similar perspective. He’s vice president of Service Delivery program implementation and management at the Atlanta office of Yoh, a global staffing firm with 23,000 employees. Lawrence cautions you to be rational to avoid a precipitous move. “Take your time,” he says. “No one knows what type of


Gerald Wernette offers helpful advice about how to allocate your salary. He’s principal and director of Retirement Plan Services at Rehmann Financial L.L.C., in Farmington Hills, Mich. recession this is. U-shaped recessions have us coming up the other side of the ‘U.’ That’s a good thing. But if it’s W-shaped, there’s no way to predict. We have to go back down the other side and probably won’t know which it is until the end of the first quarter.” If you’re really serious about job hunting, he advises you to review a company’s financials. “Read the income statement,” he says, “which is on the company web site if the organiza-

tion is publicly-traded. Analyze the cash position and expansion potential. If a company is privately-held or venturefunded, politely ask for some level of disclosure, such as cash reserves.” He adds not to sound suspicious. Lawrence mentions that candidates rarely ask about the next step, something you might not want to do if you’re applying for a job for which you’re overqualified. Otherwise, “you should be able to ask that ques-

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

724 English........... 1200sf 131 W Parris............ 406-795sf

T’ville1672 sf .......... Office 2716Westchester .........1000sf

1638 W’chester ........ Dental 108E Kivett ......... 2784-5568sf

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

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

308 Burton ...........5750sf 222 New ..................4800sf 1116 W.Ward .............8706sf 2415 English Rd..........21485sf 1200 Corporation .......... 3-6000sf

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

521 S Hamilton .........4875sf 920 W Fairfield .......... 28000sf

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

2112 S. Elm ............... 30,000sf 105 Lane...............9800sf 2505 Surrett ................ 8000sf 1125 Bedford ............ 30,000sf

2334 English ..........13407sf

1200 Dorris ...........8232sf


Apartments Furnished

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


Apartments Unfurnished

1br Archdale $395 1br Asheboro $265 2br Bradshaw $375 2br Archdale $485 Daycare $3200 L&J Prop 434-2736 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. 2BR, 1BA avail. 2427 Francis St. Newly Ren ovated. $475/mo Call 336-833-6797 Nice 1BR Condo $450 Convenient location Sec. Dep. Neg. Kitchen appls. furn.

GILWOOD NORTH Call (336) 869-4212 Now Leasing Apts Newly Remodeled, 1st Month Free Upon Approved Application, Reduced Rents, Call 336-889-5099

721 Old Tville.......... 39050sf 519 S Hamilton ......... 4144sf 3214 E Kivett ........... 2250sf 238 Woodline .......... 8000sf 608 Old T-ville ........ 12-2400sf 1914 Allegany.............. 6000 sf 1945 W Green ......... 10,080+sf 1207 Textile ............. 3500-7000sf

1323 Dorris ...........8880sf 1937 W Green ........... 26447sf

2815 Earlham ......... 15650sf 232 Swathmore ........ 47225sf

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

116 E. Kivett .......... 1550sf 404 N Wrenn........6000sf 307 Steele St ............. 11,050sf 135 S. Hamilton ......... 30000sf

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


Condos/ Townhouses

1BR condo, $495 2BR condo, $565 NW HP sect 8 887-2033 Need space in your garage?

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Commercial Property

5000 sq. ft. former daycare with a 5000 sq. ft. fenced in yard. Well located in High Point. Call day or night 336-625-6076 Where Buyers & Sellers Meet

The Classifieds 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 COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL

2BR townhouse in rough cond. $250/mo No dep. Call day or night 625-0052 NICE 1 BR Condo. 1st floor, water & heat furnished. Convenient location, Emerywood Ct., 1213-A N. Main. $425/Mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111


Homes Unfurnished

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 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

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

Industrial 641 McWay Dr, 2500 sf. Fowler & Fowler 883-1333 Medi cal Off/ Retail/ Showroom/Manufac. 1200-5000 sqft. $450/mo. 431-7716

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



across from Outback, 1200-4000 sq. ft. D.G. Real-Estate Inc 336-841-7104 Retail Off/Warehouse 1100 sqft $700 2800 sqft $650 T-ville 336-362-2119

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 1215 & 19 Furlough ......... $375 1005 Park ....................... $395 1020A Asheboro............. $275 2 BEDROOMS 1100 Westbrook.............. $750 902-1A Belmont ............. $600 228 Hedgecock ............. $600 108 Oak Spring ............... $550 613 E Springfield............. $525 500 Forrest .................... $525 8798 US 311 #2............... $495 819 E Guilford ................. $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-A 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

KINLEY REALTY 336-434-4146 Need space in your closet?

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

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2BR/2BA CONDO Fully furnished, washer/dryer, convenient to High Point & Greensboro. 3624-1C Morris Farm Dr. $780/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111 3BR/1.5BA, carport. $675/mo. 211 & 212 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

3 BEDROOMS 2823 Craig Point ........$500

1918 Cedrow .......... $425 1922 Cedrow.......... $425


212 Moffitt ....................$475 221-A Chestnut ...........$398 234 Willowood ............$475

1108 Hickory Chapel Rd ...........................$375 1444 N Hamilton $385 313 Hobson.................$335 1506 Graves ................$398 1009 True Lane ...........$450 1015 True Lane............$450 100 Lawndale ..............$450 3228 Wellingford ....... $450

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

2 BEDROOMS 1502-A Leonard ..........$250 916-B Amos .................$198 201 Kelly.......................$350 533 Flint .......................$375 1415 Johnson ......... $398 804 Winslow .......... $335 1712-I E Kivett......... $298 2600 Holleman.......... $498 702 E Commerce ....... $250

1316 B Vernon .............$250 1401 Madison ..............$350 905 Newell ..................$398 210 Willowood.............$380 1116B Richland........ $265 1430 Furlough ......... $215 106-D Thomas........ $395 2709 E. Kivett......... $398 224-C Stratford ...........$365 824-H Old Winston Rd ......................................$550 706-C Railroad ............$345 2618 Woodruff.............$460 231 Crestwood............$425 916 Westbrook............$590 1303 Vernon ................$275 1423 Cook ...................$420 1502 Larkin ..................$325 305-A Phillips...............$300 519-A Cross St ............ $215 706 E Commerce ....... $250

304-B Phillips...............$300 1407-A E. Commerce ......................................$325 1101 Carter St...............$350 1709-J E. Lexington ................................$375 705-B Chestnut...........$390 515-A E. Fairfield ......... $410 1110 Bridges.................$440 215-G Dorothy........ $360

1 BEDROOM 1513-B Sadler ......... $235 1600-A Long........... $325 620-17A N. Hamilton ................................ $310 1202 Cloverdale ..... $225 1602-C Long .......... $300 618-12A N. Hamilton ............................... $298 1003 #8 N. Main ..... $298 620-20B N. Hamilton ......................................$375

SECTION 8 2600 Holleman....... $498 1206 Vernon ........... $298 1423 Cook St.......... $420 900 Meredith ......... $298 614 Everette ........... $498 1500-B Hobart ....... $298 1761 Lamb .............. $498 1106 Grace ............. $425 406 Greer .............. $325

4BR, 2BA. $800 mo. 208 Brookdale Dr, Adale, central heat/air Call 336-688-5028

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Buy * Save * Sell Place your ad in the classifieds! Buy * Save * Sell 4 BEDROOMS 3700 Innwood ........$1195 622 Dogwood ........ $895 3 BEDROOMS 501 Mendenhall ......$1150 953 St. Ann .............$795 1728-B N. Hamilton ..$750 2705 Ingleside Dr ....$725

922 Forest ..............$675 217-B N. Rotary...... $650 1818 Albertson........ $650 813 Magnolia .......... $595 2415 Williams ......... $595 324 Louise ..............$575 726 Bridges.............$575 1135 Tabor...............$575 1604 W. Ward ........ $550 1020 South ............. $550 1010 Pegram .......... $550

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

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RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL NEEDS Call CJP 884-4555 1 BEDROOM Chestnut Apts ................ $295

704 E Commerce ....... $375


2209-A Gable Way .. $500 2219 N. Centennial.. $495


4 BEDROOMS 600 Mint................. $435

600 N. Main St. 882-8165

601 Willoubar.......... $550 1016 Grant .............. $525 919 Old Winston ..... $525 409 Centennial....... $500


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2208-A Gable way .. $550

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LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We buy or market development lots. Mountain or Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, AL, GA and FL. Call 800-455-1981, Ext.1034.

1704 Long St .................. $450 1740G N Hamilton .......... $495

600A Saunders ......... $250 140 C Kenilworth ....... $385 1661W Lexington ........$675 318-A Coltrane .......... $425 1908 King St .............. $395 2404E Lexington ....... $550 117 Columbus ............ $495 3762 Pineview ........... $500 317-B Greenoak ........ $500 310 1-B Ardale ........... $545 3235 Wellingford ....... $525


525 Guilford ........... $400 2415A Francis......... $500 310-2-E Adale ........... $595 5363 Darr................$275 1827-B Johnson ............. $650


Computer Repair

3701 Morris Farm ........... $745 4971 Brookdale .........$1100

706 Kennedy.......... $350 206-A Moon Pl .......... $295

2604 Triangle Lake ........ $350 Scientific................. $395 Woodside Apts.............. $450 1310 C Eaton Pl .............. $450 1011 Grant ...................... $400 1724C N Hamilton .......... $550 218 Avondale ................. $475 2206 E. Kivett ................ $375 3 BEDROOMS 2505 Eight Oaks............. $750 1310 Forrest.................... $550 308 A W. Ward .............. $500 604 Parkwood................ $485 804 Brentwood .............. $400 808 Brentwood .............. $400 929 Marlboro ................. $400 1605 Pershing ................ $450 1805 Whitehall ................ $500 904 Gordon.................... $500 1013 Adams............. $415

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


Painting Papering

SAM KINCAID PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES CALL 472-2203 Need space in your garage?

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AFFORDABLE rooms for rent. Call 491-2997 A Better Room 4U in town - HP within walking distance of stores, buses. 886-3210. A-1 ROOMS. Clean, close to stores, buses, A/C. No deposit. 803-1970.


Fuel Wood/ Stoves

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

7190 5010

Business Opportunities

ALL CASH VENDING! Do You Earn Up to $800/day (potential)? Your own local route. 25 Machines and Candy. All for $9,995. 1-888-753-3458, MultiVend, LLC

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


Like new Thomasville Furniture Oak Bedroom Suite, Bunk beds, w/dresser, nightstand, high dresser, mattress, $750. 476-4295


Household Goods

RCA Big Screen 60 inch TV, very good condition, $400.00 Call 336-475-6215


Safe, Clean room for rent. No alcohol or drugs. Weekly, Monthly rat es. Free HBO. 336-471-8607

Musical Instruments

Hammond Piano console, Excellent Condition, B argain, $500.00 Call 8692837 or 803-6433

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.

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Magnavox 19 in Floor Model. Glass Top coffee table & 2 glass top end tables. Call 336-887-2647

Split seasoned fire wood. Sm truck load $50. $5 delivery fee. 869-2366

Mobile Homes/Spaces


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

Oak Firewood Split and Seasoned, Small Pickup load, $50. delivered. 906-0377

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


Electronic Equipment/ Computers

Large Wood Stove. Like New. $400 Call 336-307-5757

4 BEDROOMS 5505 Haworth Ct ......... $2000 309N Scientific............... $800

Mobile Homes & Lots Auman Mobile Home Pk 3910 N. Main 883-3910


Firewood. Split, Seaso ned & Del ivered, $85 3/4 Cord. Call 817-2787/848-8147

2915 Central Av ......... $525 1706 Gavin St............. $400 650 Wesley ............... $450 2603 Ty Circle ........... $650



ABSOLUTE BANKRUPTCY AUCTIONAntiques, Collectibles, Civil War pictures and more! Wednesday, December 30 @ 10:00 AM. 318 Camden Road, Wadesboro, NC. BK-CH-7 #0930750. Gary Boyd Auc tion, NC AL#2750 704-982-5633. www.garyboydauctio

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

1700 Edmonson ........ $325 1210 Cloverdale ......... $395 206 Hedgecock ........ $350 607 Hedrick ...............$375 209 Motsinger........... $350

410-A Meredith ..........$250



2620 1-B Ingleside ......... $685

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


205 Nighthawk Pl ........... $895

1921 Ray Alexander...... $950

600 N. Main 882-8165

Homes Unfurnished

519 Liberty Dr ............ $625

3798 Vanhoe Ln ............. $900 3208 Woodview Dr ........ $900

508 N. HAMILTON. Landmark historic building “THE BUREAU“. Ideal office space for the firm that wants a high profile. 1st level available, 1100 sq. f t . O n e 1 ⁄2 b a t h s , newly renovated, carpet, ample parking For sale OR ............................... $850 602 N. MAIN. Off i c e / s h o w r o o m space, approx. 1700 sq. ft., gas heat, air, two 1 ⁄ 2 baths, some parking .................. $1200 614 N. HAMILTON. Ideal for beauty or nail salon. Heat, water, hot water, has central A/C............. $685 1451 NATIONAL HWY. T’VILLE. Large restaurant, 30+ tables, walk in cooler, walk in freezer, almost furnished kitchen, bar, ample parking .................$3750. 652 N. MAIN. showroom, approx. 5000 sq. ft..................... $5000 307-E ARCHDALE RD. Office space, approx. 1000 SF, gas heat, central air ............................... $525 1411 WELBORN. Suite 103. Approx. 1000 sq. ft. gas heat, cen air ........... $800 120-122 W. BROAD Approx. 560 SF Gas ht., air, brick, paved street across from railroad station ............................... $596 116 W. BROAD. 280 SF........................... $298





AKC Christmas Weimaraner Pups. 4M, 2F. Parents on Site. $350. 336-345-1462

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

AKC Cream short hair Retriever Pups $300$400 taking dep. for X-mas 434-2697

Eastgate Village Con dos S.Ma in/311. 2 B R , 2 1⁄ 2 B A , W / D conn $550/mo. Appliances incl. Sect. 8 Vista Realty 785-2862

HOMES FOR RENT 212 Hedgecock 4BR/2BA Central H/A $850 280 Dorothy 3BR/2BA $700 Call 336-442-6789

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Cemetery Plots/Crypts

3 Plots in Sundial Sec of Holly Hill Memorial Park. All for $3900. 910-617-4143 Single Plot in Floral Garden, Section F,(at entrance), Retail value $3200 . asking $2000. 869-2409

Place your ad in the classifieds! Buy * Save * Sell House for rent in Hasty/Ledford area. 3BR/2Bth, Central A/C, Heat pump. Includes Fridge, Dishwa sher, St ove, and Alarm system. $725./$725. Sec. Dep. No Pets allowed. Call Brian at 4421005. N E E D S P A C E ? 3BR/1BA. CENT H/A CALL 336-434-2004 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


Commercial Property

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

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

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

472-3111 DLR#27817 KIA Amanti, ’04, 1 owner, EC. 69K, Garaged & smokeless. $9000, 442-6837 Lincoln Cont. ’94. Beautiful, dependable all new, $2200. For details 247-2835 Volkswagen 01, new bettle, 2S, 103k mi, $4500. heated seats, Call 336-880-1773


Classic Antique Cars

78 Camaro LT, V8, All orig. Runs Great. 1 owner. #’s Match. $2000/neg 434-9864 FORD ’69. SELL OR TRADE. 429 eng., Needs restoring $1000/Firm. 431-8611 PLYMOUTH Concorde 1951. Sale or TradeNeeds restoring. $2100 firm. 431-8611


Miscellaneous Transportation

CONSTRUCTION * TRUCK AUCTIONTuesday, December 29 @ 8:00 AM, Lumberton, NC. 250 Absolute items on sale site. 3% buyers p r e m i u m . www.meekinsauction. com. NCLN 858 * 910-739-0547. D O N A T E Y O U R VEHICLEReceive $1000 Grocery Coupon. United Breast Cancer Foundation. Free M a m m o g r a m s , Breast Canc er info: Free T o w i n g , T a x Deductible, NonRunners Accepted, 1888-468-5964. Ads that work!!


Recreation Vehicles

’01 Damon motorhome. 2 slides, 2 ACs, 10k, loaded. 36ft. Very good cond., $52,000. Back-up camera. 431-9891 94’ Camper, new tires, water heater, & hookup. Good cond., sleeps 7, $6,400. Call 301-2789




Sport Utility

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

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

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

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Siberian Husky pups, 3M, 4F. 1st shots & dewormed, $250 each. 336-859-4812 Yorkshire Ter. Male AKC Adorable Looking for Santa $450 Cash 336-431-9848


All Terain Vehicles

1 9 9 6 4 0 0 E X 4Wheeler, great shape, $1800. Call 336-689-6772

3 to 5 BR 2BA homes private lot $99 down motivated seller Call Ted 336-302-9979


Autos for Sale

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



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

01 Grande M arquis, 46k, very nice, $4300. Call 336-4316020 or 847-4635 07 Chevy Malibu, Red, 4 cylinder, auto, 35 k mi. Like new, $9,950 336-510-8794

FORD Explorer XLT ’05. FSBO $13,499 4x4, navy blue. Call (336)689-2918. 98’ Jeep Wrangler 4WD auto, a/c, cruise, ps/ brakes, ex. cond. ,$9500. 215-1892



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


Trucks/ Trailers

96’ Freightliner Hood Single Axle. 96’ Electronics, 53ft, 102 Dock Lift Trailer. $14,500. Call 1-203395-3956 It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds Pace 5ft enclosed trailer, ex. condition, $1000. OBO, Call 336-254-3277

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

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



601 Hickory Chapel..$375

1 BEDROOM 1123-C Adams ........ $495 1107-F Robin Hood .. $450

AT Quality Motors you can buy regardless. Good or bad credit. 475-2338


608 Woodrow Ave ...$425

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

98 Lincoln Continental Mark VIII, 171k miles, VGC. Blk EXT & INT, loaded, $4995, obo. 336-906-3770

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$99 Down 3 & 4 BR homes w/no credit call Crystal 336-3011448 First time buyers $99 down w/no credit 3r/2ba on private lot Chris 336-232-2097 Se ll near c ost 3br, 2ba acre lot Country setting just $99 down Tim 336-301-4997

Autos for Sale

93 Honda Accord, LX. Fully loaded, 149K miles. $2950/obo, Call 336-883-6793

Bichon, Cocker, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Malti Poo, Peek a Poo, 336-498-7721

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




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

AKC lab puppies , health guarantee, 1st shots, dewormed $350. 472-2756


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98’ Chevy Astro Van LS, loaded, clean, original owner, 160k mi., $2500. 841-5195 Ford E250, 04’, all pwr, 138 k miles, excellent condition, $5200. 986-2497 98’ Ford Windstar Handicap Van, factory lower ed/buil t $5850. OBO 672-0630 Large Comm. Van, ’95 Dodge Van 2500, new motor & trans., 883-1849 $3000 neg


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CASH FOR JUNK CARS. CALL TODAY 454-2203 Cash 4 riding mower needing repair or free removal if unwanted & scrap metal 882-4354


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Jets take their shot at stopping Indy’s perfect season. 2D Stadium and will be the Giants’ partner in the new ballpark that opens next season, actually will play the final game in this building when they host the Cincinnati Bengals a week from Sunday. For the Giants, though, this will be their final game in the stadium that opened in 1976, and there is extra motivation for the players. Defensive end Justin Tuck said winning would be everything for him. “These fans come out in sunshine, rain, wind, and they are always there rooting us on,” Tuck said. “I am excited about being

able to play the last game in Giants Stadium and, hopefully, we can go out there and put on a show and let them know how much we appreciate them and the stadium and all the memories and all the players that have played here before. We want to send Giants Stadium out on a W.” There are tons of memories. For the bad times, there is always Joe Pisarcik and “The Fumble” in 1978; the ’snowball’ game against the Chargers in 1995; and playoff losses to the Rams (’89 season), Vikings (’97) and Eagles (’08). The good times saw the Giants draft Lawrence Taylor; advance to Super Bowls in four seasons, and win three championships, the last in February 2008 in the shocking upset of the then-unbeaten New England Patriots.

The Giants and Panthers come into the game off outstanding performances. Carolina, which is playing for pride at this point, stunned Minnesota 27-6 on Sunday night. Matt Moore threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and the Panthers’ defense limited the Vikings to 237 yards, with 63 coming on a pass play with the game decided. New York played its finest game in almost two months, manhandling the Redskins in Washington 45-12 on Monday night. Manning threw for three touchdowns and defense intercepted three passes and had five sacks and 12 quarterback hits. The performance came a week after New York lost control of its playoff destiny in giving up 45 points in a crushing loss to Philadelphia.




he late Pete Rozelle, who served as NFL commissioner from 1960 to 1989, stressed the importance of parity for the league’s success. Mr. Rozelle would have loved this year’s AFC wild-card race. The Colts have wrapped up the AFC South crown, the Chargers own the AFC West title and the Patriots can secure the AFC East championship with one more victory over the season’s final two weeks. Cincinnati, meanwhile, is in the driver’s seat for the AFC North crown. That leaves the two wild cards.


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CHARLOTTE (AP) – Pittsburgh hasn’t won this many games since Dan Marino was the quarterback. The only player in school history to rush for more yards in a season than freshman sensation Dion Lewis is somebody named Tony Dorsett. Thanks to a late-game rally in front of a hostile crowd, the Panthers made a strong case they’ve returned to prominence. Lewis rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown to move up in the record book and Dan Hutchins kicked a 33yard field goal with 52 seconds left, giving 17th-ranked Pitt a 19-17 victory over North Carolina on Saturday in the Meineke Bowl. Winning 10 games for the first time since the Marino era in 1981, Pitt (103) overcame a disappointing loss to Cincinnati three weeks ago that cost it a spot in a BCS bowl. “It’s back,” Lewis said of Pitt football, moments after he was voted bowl MVP. “We’re not satisfied with just 10 wins. We want to get more next year.” The last win in 2009 required a remarkable 17-play drive that lasted nearly 9 minutes, included a key fourth-down conversion, a costly penalty against North Carolina and 13 runs by the dynamic Lewis. Eclipsing Dorsett’s freshman rushing record of 1,686 yards in the first quarter, Lewis also moved past Craig Heyward into second on the school’s single-season list with 1,799 yards. Dorsett rushed for 2,150 yards in 1976 when he won the Heisman Trophy and Pitt won its last national title. “It’s tough to describe what Dion has accomplished,” coach Dave Wannstedt said. “He’s special.” T.J. Yates threw two touchdown passes to Greg Little, but his incomplete pass on fourth-and-10 from his own 49 with 6 seconds left sent the Tar Heels (8-5) to their second straight loss. Yates was 19 of 32 for 183 yards and an interception while Little caught seven passes for 87 yards and Ryan Houston rushed for 83 yards. AP “I don’t think we played as smart North Carolina’s Greg Little (8) reaches out to catch a touchdown pass as Pittsburgh’s Jarred Holley (18) as we needed to,” UNC coach Butch and Ricky Gary defend during the first half of the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte on Saturday. The Panthers Davis said. booted a last-minute field goal to defeat the Tar Heels 19-17.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – After starting the season with five straight wins, the New York Giants had a feeling there would be postseason games in their final season at Giants Stadium. They guessed wrong. A tailspin has the Giants (8-6) in desperate need of wins and help down the stretch. The only so-called playoff game at the 34year-old stadium in the Meadowlands sports complex will be New York’s crucial contest against the Carolina Panthers (6-8) today. The Giants trail Dallas and Green Bay by a game in the wildcard race and they probably will have to win their last two games and hope either the Cowboys or Packers lose one to get to the postseason. New York owns the tiebreaker with both teams. The Jets, who also play in Giants


Man, this is where it gets really wild. Baltimore and Denver, a pair of 8-6 teams, can wrap up the spots with wins in their final two games. But the Ravens play at Pittsburgh today, then close with a trip to Oakland. Neither contest is a sure thing. As for the Broncos, they play at powerful Philadelphia today, then close with the Chiefs at home. Should one, or both, stumble, the chase turns into a mad scramble. Among the 7-7 teams, the current playoff pecking order is Jacksonville, Miami, the Jets, Pittsburgh and Houston.

That could change after today as the Dolphins visit the Texans in what amounts to a playoff elimination game. The Jaguars face a tough road test against the Patriots, while the Jets visit undefeated Indianapolis. Things might have been even crazier. The Titans loss to the Chargers on Christmas Night dropped Tennessee to 7-8 and out of the playoff mix. This wild-card chase will go down to the final game of the regular season.



Sarah Thomas made history at the Pizza Bowl on Saturday, becoming the first woman to officiate a bowl game when she worked the matchup between Ohio and Marshall. Thomas is one of five women officiating in major college football, but a bowl spokesman said she was the first to draw an assignment for a Bowl Subdivision postseason game. “It was an honor,” Thomas said while running off the field with her colleagues after Marshall’s 21-17 win at Ford Field. Thomas’ position as line judge meant that she spent most of the game in front of the Thundering Herd’s bench. “I noticed her before the game, but that was it,” said Marshall running back Martin Ward, the game’s MVP. “Once the game started, she was just doing the job. It didn’t matter that she was a woman at all.” Thomas became the first woman to be an official for a major college football game in 2007 and is on the NFL’s list of officiating prospects. The married mother of two young sons is from Brandon, Miss., and is a pharmaceutical representative.



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Do Chargers rest now after Jets hope to ground 42-17 win over Titans? Indy’s perfect march

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Norv Turner must decide how much to play, and rest, his San Diego Chargers now that they’ve clinched the AFC’s No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. His quarterback will do whatever he’s told, but he has a suggestion. “As a competitor, I want to go out and play,” Philip Rivers said. Rivers doesn’t want to risk cooling off after throwing for two touchdowns and guiding the streaking Chargers to a 42-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans late Friday night. The AFC West champs earned the right to rest by winning their 10th straight game this season and matching the NFL record with their 18th consecutive win in December. The Miami Dolphins won 18 straight November games between 1970 and 1974. “It’s nice that we’ve won 18 in a row,” Rivers said. “It’s a team accomplishment. Obviously, the head

coach and quarterback get tied to the record, but it takes all of us to go out and win 18 in December. We’d like to go out and get a streak going in January.” Turner isn’t hinting about his plans. He wants to see how his Chargers practice before deciding what to do against Washington in the regular-season finale. “It doesn’t guarantee you anything,” Turner said of the bye week. “You have to still go play. There have been a number of teams, without the bye, not only make the Super Bowl but win the whole thing.” San Diego (12-3) punted on the opening drive. Then Rivers went to work, guiding the Chargers to touchdowns on six of the next seven possessions. The only time they didn’t score in that stretch was when he knelt down to run out the final seconds of the first half. “It’s as good a rhythm as we’ve been in all year,” Rivers said. “It felt like a guy that’s hit a couple of

3-point shots in a row.” San Diego outgained Tennessee 425-270 in total offense while holding the ball for 39 minutes. Turner credited his offensive line, which featured Nick Hardwick back at center after being out since the opener, with letting Rivers play and throw for 264 yards. Tennessee (7-8) already had made NFL history by getting back to .500 after an 0-6 start. The Titans entered their final home game with faint playoff hopes but those evaporated sometime in the second quarter when Vince Young had two of his three turnovers, which San Diego turned into 21 points. Chris Johnson’s quest to become only the sixth NFL player to run for 2,000 yards in a season remains alive as the only goal left for Tennessee. He ran for a TD and 142 yards to put him at 1,872 with the season finale at Seattle left. He also notched his 10th straight 100-yard rushing game, putting him behind only Barry Sanders (14) and Marcus Allen (11).

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n many facets of outdoor pursuits, youth is an advantage. In shooting, young eyes and muscles work better than old ones and often overcome experience. In surf casting, youth is an advantage since a successful cast is comprised of timing, reflexes, and strength. In many forms of hunting, the endurance of youth is a major asset. But in most forms of fishing, experience is an asset that’s hard to overcome with youth. This is not the case with 31-year-old, Adam Brooks. I first met Adam on the Roanoke River, where he was selling live shad that he had caught and hauled to the river in his 50-gallon bait-tank boat. I was impressed with Adam’s knowledge of bait and how to manage it. For those who have never tried to find, catch, and keep shad alive, trust me, it’s not a simple matter. In our first conversation on the Roanoke one day last spring, I was amazed at Adam’s matter-of-fact knowledge of not just bait but of fishing in general. You may remember the Roanoke River story from last spring; after fishing all day and using about seven dozen bass minnows to catch about 30 fish, I stopped by Adam’s bait boat and picked up some of his shad. We fished a dozen of his baits. These 12 baits produced 11 fish, one of them the largest of my 2009 season – a 16-pound bruiser landed by my friend, Dan Yates. I made the point in the story that, in live bait, quality is far more important than quantity and that shad are much better baits than bass minnows for most applications. A couple of weeks back, I thought of Adam and since I had a free minute I called to see what he was doing. “I’ve been catching stripers on Badin,” he replied. I asked how it was going and within minutes, we were planning a trip. It turned out we picked a pretty good day. With Tuesday’s forecast calling for rain, Cherie and I planned for the worst by taking a bag of cold weather and rain gear on the boat. There was no real rain the day of our trip, just heavy mist and some fog so thick that a chain saw was needed to cut through it. In fact, the fog didn’t burn off until about 1:00 p.m. We launched at 7:00 a.m. and caught our first striper within a half-mile of the boat landing and within 20 minutes of shoving off the dock. Remember it takes a few minutes to set up a slow trolling rig with ten rods running an assortment of planers, weighted short and long lines and artificial and live bait. Our tally for the day of fishing was excellent for December fishing. In fact, it was excellent for fishing anywhere or anytime. We caught 14 stripers between about four and seven or so pounds. The largest catch of the day was, as expected, landed by Cherie, a 14-pound catfish that was the only fish we caught on artificial bait.

I’ve fished with a lot of guides, some good, some not so good. Adam Brooks is as confident and competent as the very best of them. He knows the water he fishes, also. Adam’s boat is a 20-foot Mako with a 150-hp Yamaha SPORTS engine. It’s plenty big to be comfortable and Dick would certainly handle Jones any conditions you’d find ■■■ on Badin. The front deck carries the 50-gallon bait tank that’s such an important part of lake striper fishing. The morning of our trip, Adam put on the water at 4 a.m. to catch our bait. Once again, his command of putting good bait on the hook paid off. Brooks’ fishing style is both energetic and methodical. We ran 10 lines at a slow troll covering a strip of water about 30 yards wide, from just under the surface to right on the bottom – with our closest line being just behind the boat and the longest about 70 yards back. We found fish deep and shallow but the strikes came in spurts, sometimes three or four strikes coming in rapid succession after a half hour or so of cruising over striper signatures on the fish finder. What makes fish bite in some places and not in others will always be a mystery but Brooks always managed to find another spot where they’d hit. Keeping 10 lines untangled, steering the boat in and out of coves and necks while running the outside planer just off the end of the piers – and keeping bait changed – isn’t easy but you’d never tell it by watching Brooks. As the day was winding down, it seemed every time we were ready to quit, we picked up a couple more fish. “I’m ready to quit when you guys are, but I hate to quit when we’re still catching fish,” Brooks said. Cherie and I decided to call it a day. “Some folks say fishing is relaxing but if you really want to catch fish, it’s hard work.” Brooks said as we were bringing in the lines, pulling the baits off the circle hooks, and putting the rods up. “The way I do it, I’m usually pretty tired at the end of the day.” Adam Brooks’ Fowl Hooked Guide Service fishes the Yadkin Chain lakes, the Roanoke River, and Pamlico Sound. Badin striper trips are a bargain at just $225.00 per half day trip for up to four anglers including bait. For more info, go to: or call 336-479-2775. DICK AND CHERIE Jones are outdoor writers living in High Point. They do public speaking for clubs and organizations, host outdoor events, are NRA Shooting Instructors, and help church and youth groups raise money with outdoor events. You can visit their website at and contact them at


A win and a Giants loss puts Dallas into the postseason. If the Cowboys To be perfect or not to be? The India- can’t build momentum off handing napolis Colts don’t consider it much of New Orleans its first loss of the season, a dilemma, really. then they probably don’t belong in the They aren’t going to sit Peyton Man- playoffs. ning for long as he pursues an unprecedented fourth MVP award and the career KANSAS CITY (3-11) AT CINCINNATI (9-5) 50,000-yard passing mark. And today Two straight defeats to division winthey host the Jets, a team that has shown ners shouldn’t dampen enthusiasm in little ability to keep up offensively. Cincinnati, particularly after the Bengals So Manning could get in his work, performed so well in San Diego. A victory lift the Colts to 15-0, knock the Jets out or a Baltimore loss hands the AFC North of playoff contention and finish off an to Cincinnati. The Bengals’ players and unbeaten home schedule before head- coaches flew to New Orleans to attend the ing to Buffalo for the finale. funeral of WR Chris Henry on Tuesday. And a share of history. “You don’t want to lose a game. As JACKSONVILLE (7-7) AT N. ENGLAND (9-5) a competitor, as an athlete, you want For all their struggles, the Patriots to go out every single game and win,” are about to win the AFC East again. defensive end Dwight Freeney said. They’re unbeaten at home and Randy “That being said, we’re going out there Moss re-emerged last week. His receivand playing hard every game no mat- ing partner, Wes Welker, is on pace for ter who is out there. Maybe the starters 9.1 receptions per game, which would may not be out there the whole game, break Marvin Harrison’s NFL record of but that’s no excuse. We still have to 8.9 set in 2002. Welker leads the league try to get it done regardless.” with 109 catches despite missing two They have gotten it done 23 straight games. Jacksonville leads something, games, an NFL regular-season record. too: the pack of 7-7 teams in the AFC. To think they will make a halfhearted But the Jags likely must win out to get effort at an unbeaten slate is, well, un- into the postseason. thinkable. The NFL got an early start on the ac- HOUSTON (7-7) AT MIAMI (7-7) tion on Christmas night with the San Two more of the half-dozen .500 teams Diego Chargers clinching the AFC’s in the AFC, and Houston is at the back No. 2 seed and a first-round bye with end of the 7-7 clubs because of tiebreakan impressive 42-17 victory over Ten- ers. The Dolphins have a slim chance nessee that knocked the Titans out of of winning the East, but their best bet playoff contention. The Chargers had is winning out, which lifts them above already won the AFC West. the Texans and Steelers, their final opElsewhere today, it’s Baltimore at ponent. Plus, they’d need some losses Pittsburgh; Denver at Philadelphia; from Denver and Baltimore. Houston Dallas at Washington; Kansas City at is the only franchise the Dolphins have Cincinnati; Jacksonville at New Eng- never beaten, losing all four meetings. land; Houston at Miami; Seattle at Green Bay; Carolina at the N.Y. Giants; SEATTLE (5-9) AT GREEN BAY (9-5) Tampa Bay at New Orleans; Oakland The first time Mike Holmgren is not at Cleveland; Detroit at San Francisco; involved in this matchup since 1990. and St. Louis at Arizona; and Buffalo While the injury-ravaged Seahawks at Atlanta. On Monday night, Minne- can’t wait for the season to end, the Packsota is at Chicago. ers seem headed to the playoffs. Their last-play defeat at Pittsburgh should be BALTIMORE (8-6) AT PITTSBURGH (7-7) a boost because of the strong comeback Back in January, the winner of this they staged and how well they moved game was headed to the Super Bowl. the ball. On a troubling note, their deNow, the loser – particularly if it’s the fense was ripped by the Steelers. A win defending league champion Steelers and a loss by either the Giants or Cow– might see playoff hopes disappear. boys earns Green Bay a wild card. The Steelers snapped a five-game slide with a final-play touchdown to MINNESOTA (11-3) AT CHICAGO (5-9) edge Green Bay. That doesn’t mean This Monday night appearance will they’re back to anticipated levels from be Minnesota’s third in prime time in earlier this season. Not by a long shot. four weeks. The Vikings lost the previBaltimore has won three of four, in- ous two badly, and for the first time all cluding 20-17 in OT against the Steelers season, there’s some discord thanks to when Ben Roethlisberger was sidelined coach Brad Childress’ thoughts about by a concussion. The Ravens could clinch removing Brett Favre from the loss at a wild card this weekend and remain Carolina last Sunday evening. barely alive in the NFC North race.

TAMPA BAY (2-12) AT N. ORLEANS (13-1) DENVER (8-6) AT PHILADELPHIA (10-4) Think they’re getting nervous in Colorado, where the Broncos might be in the midst of another Mile High plummet? From 6-0, they are now scrambling for a wild-card berth and their home loss to Oakland last Sunday was particularly damaging. A win and a Dallas loss gives the Eagles their sixth NFC East crown in this decade.

OK, that silly undefeated stuff is out of the way for the Saints. Yeah, we know they really wanted to shoot for 16-0, but with the loss to Dallas last Saturday night, it’s time to get everyone organized and healthy for the postseason. New Orleans must erase those early-game woes that have plagued it for about a month. The Bucs shocked Seattle last week, perhaps blowing the top overall draft pick.

DALLAS (9-5) AT WASHINGTON (4-10) The Cowboys won this first matchup 7-6 a month ago. Considering how both teams looked last weekend, anything but a rout by Dallas would be surprising in the 100th version of this intense rivalry.

ST. LOUIS (1-13) AT ARIZONA (9-5) That No. 1 spot in the draft is the Rams’ pick to, uh, lose. They aren’t likely to get a second victory in the Valley of the Sun.

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obby Labonte, Terry Labonte and Brian Vickers are among the drivers eligible to compete in the Shootout that will help kick off Speedweeks on Feb. 6 at Daytona International Speedway according to new eligibility criteria. Daytona track officials said the 187.5mile event will be open to the 12 drivers who earned spots in the Chase for the Championship last season, all past active winners of the Daytona 500 and the July 400-miler at Daytona, all past active Cup champions, all past active winners of the Shootout and the reigning rookie of the year. The race featured the previous season’s pole winners for 1979 through 2008. When race sponsor AnheuserBusch discontinued sponsorship of pole winner awards at each race, last year’s race was open to the top six in car owners points plus one wild card entry for each of the four manufacturers in the Cup Series. Problems developed for that criteria when Dodge was left with only three cars at the end of the season with Richard Petty Motorsport’s switch from Dodge to Ford. “As NASCAR evolves, we tailor the Shootout’s qualifying criteria to provide fans with a lineup that showcases NASCAR’s best drivers on the high banks of Daytona,� Daytona Speedway president Robin Braig said in a statement. “The new criteria put a premium on race winners at NASCAR’s most storied track – Daytona International Speedway – and we’re looking forward

to kicking off the new season with an electric night of racing.� Vickers gets into the race as one of last year’s Chase drivers. Terry Labonte qualifies as a Shootout winner and as SPORTS a past champion. Bobby Labonte gets in a past Greer champion. Smith Drivers must have ■■■ competed in a Cup race in either 2008 or 2009 to be eligible, creating a possible field of 29 this time. Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards are the other Chase for the Championship drivers in addition to Vickers. Those getting in as Daytona race winners include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Michael Waltrip, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, John Andretti, Geoffrey Bodine, Derrike Cope, Kevin Harvick, Sterling Marlin, Jamie McMurray and Ken Schrader. Bill Elliott and Matt Kenseth get in as a past series champion and Daytona winner. Joey Logano is the rookie of the year. Starting positions will again be determined by draw. The race will be divided into segments of 25 laps and 50 laps with yellow flag laps counting. Between segments will be a 10-lap break in which teams can change tires, add fuel and make car adjustments.

CREWMAN DIES Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday that pit crew member Donald (D.J.) Richardson passed away Christmas Day in a Massachusetts hospital from complications arising from the H1N1 virus. He was 37. Richardson, who began his Cup career with Andy Petree Racing in 1999, finished last season as one of Harvick’s tire changers. He contracted H1N1 over the Thanksgiving holiday and was admitted to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with acute respiratory stress syndrome. “I am shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and teammate,� said Matt Clark, director of human performance and leadership development of Richard Childress Racing. “Anyone who knew D.J. realized that below the tough exterior was a caring father, friend and teammate. He had a huge heart and would do anything to help someone in need. D.J. loved changing tires and was recognized as one of the top pit athletes at the position. I want to extend my condolences to his family and friends.� Arrangenments are pending.

SERVICES HELD Funeral services were held Saturday at Pinedale Christian Church in Winston-Salem for Sharon Hutchens, wife of Bobby Hutchens – a former Childress employee and sometime Modified driver who played a vital role in the success of Stewart-Haas Racing this season as its competition director.

SHORT SHIFTS A PASS South late model race is now set as the one that will reopen North Wilkesboro Speedway. The 200-lap event is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 4, almost a month before a Pro Cup race that was originally thought to be the first at the .625-mile track since its close in the fall of 1996. ... Caraway Speedway’s awards banquet is set for Jan. 23 at the Clarion Hotel on Swing Road in Greensboro. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Jan. 18. ... In response to an overwhelming promotional success, fans will again collectively serve as honorary starter for the fall Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Just as last fall, each fan will be given a souvenir green flag that they will be encouraged to wave when the real green flag is waved to start the race.

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Who: Clemson (8-5) vs. Kentucky (7-5) When: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Line: Clemson by 7. Series record: Kentucky leads 8-4. What’s at stake: Kentucky is playing a fourth straight bowl for the first time in school history, trying to extend its postseason winning streak to four consecutive wins. This is the Wildcats’ third trip in four years to this bowl and fourth straight bowl in the state of Tennessee. Clemson has lost two straight after a six-game winning streak, and the Tigers went from playing for a Bowl Championship Series bowl berth to the Music City Bowl. It’s a rematch of the 2006 Music City Bowl that Kentucky won 2820. Key matchup: Clemson defense against Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb in what Kentucky likes to call the “wildcobb� offense.

Sharon Hutchens, 45, died of breast cancer on Tuesday after a lengthy battle. She was born in West Virginia and grew up in Thomasville, graduating from Thomasville High – where she was head cheerleader her senior year. Her cancer went into remission at one point but came back this year. She is survived by her parents, two sons and two sisters in addition to Bobby Hutchens. Memorials can be directed to Susan G. Komen Breast Foundation, c/o The Pit Lizards, 1106 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101 or Camp Cheerio, c/o Sharon Hutchens Memorial, P.O. Box 6258, High Point, N.C. 27262.



In this Dec. 5, 2009 file photo, Florida coach Urban Meyer stands on the sideline during the Southeastern Conference championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Associated Press reported on Saturday that Meyer is stepping down as Gators’ head after the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

Florida’s Meyer resigns amid health concerns GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Urban Meyer resigned Saturday as Florida’s football coach after five seasons and two national titles because of health concerns that came to light when he suffered chest pains following the SEC championship game earlier this month. The 45-year-old Meyer will coach his final game at the Sugar Bowl against Cincinnati on New Year’s Day. He leaves No. 5 Florida with a 56-10 record that includes a 32-8 mark in league play and a schoolrecord 22-game winning streak that was snapped

by Alabama in the SEC title game Dec. 5. “I have given my heart and soul to coaching college football and mentoring young men for the last 24-plus years and I have dedicated most of my waking moments the last five years to the Gator football program,� Meyer said in a statement. “I have ignored my health for years, but recent developments forced me to re-evaluate my priorities of faith and family.� Meyer said he consulted with his family, doctors, school president Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley.

WALLBURG – Ledford swept South Davidson with authority in the opening round of the NewBridge Bank Classic on Saturday at Ledford. In the boys game, the Panthers romped 62-35, taking control by outscoring the Wildcats 25-8 in the second quarter. The run expanded a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter to a 38-15 advantage at the half. Dylan Smith paced Ledford with 13 points, eight of them in the third quarter. Daniel Lawson added 11, all in the first half. Josh McClure of South was tops among all scorers with 17 points. In the girls game, Ledford overcame a two-point South lead at the end of the first quarter and rolled 50-24. The Panthers took control by overwhelming the Wildcats 20-5 in the second quarter to lead 28-15 at the half. Taylor Ballard scored eight and Chelsea Freeman six to lead the Ledford burst. Freeman finished with 16 points to lead the Ledford scoring. Ballard had 13 with Brooke Baldwin contributing 10. Ledford held South to 14 points over the last three quarters. Holly Wall led South with 10 points that included six in the first quarter. Larsen Sigmon had eight. Ledford faces both North Davidson squads in Tuesday’s second round games. South’s girls face Lexington in a consolation game Tuesday. South boys return to action in Tuesday consolation game against Monday night’s West Davidson/Central Davidson loser.

N. DAVIDSON GIRLS 60, LEXINGTON 24 WALLBURG – North Davidson’s girls outscored Lexington 24-1 and cruised 60-24 in an opening round game Saturday. Katie Allen led the Black Knighta with 19 points. Charity Kelly and Brittany Jones each led Lexington with six points.

Marshall tops Ohio in Pizza Bowl DETROIT (AP) – Martin Ward ran for two touchdowns in the first half Saturday and Marshall held off Ohio 21-17 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. DeQuan Bembry’s interception with 40 seconds left sealed the victory for the Thundering Herd (76), who led by three touchdowns midway through the second quarter. The Bobcats (9-5) rallied with Shannon Ballard’s 75-yard return off a fumble in the second quarter, Terrence McCrae’s TD catch and Matt Weller’s field goal. Ward’s 2-yard run put Marshall ahead 21-0 with 7:21 left in the first half.


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GP W Chicago 36 24 Nashville 37 22 Detroit 38 19 St. Louis 36 17 Columbus 39 14 Northwest Division GP W Colorado 39 21 Calgary 36 20 Vancouver 37 21 Minnesota 37 18 Edmonton 37 15

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo

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x-Indianapolis Jacksonville Houston Tennessee

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L 0 7 7 8

T 0 0 0 0

Pct 1.000 .500 .500 .467

PF 394 266 327 337

Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

W 9 8 7 3

L 5 6 7 11

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .643 .571 .500 .214

PF 288 350 315 199

x-San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City

W 12 8 5 3

L 3 6 9 11

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .800 .571 .357 .214

PF 431 275 175 240

y-Philadelphia Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington

W 10 9 8 4

L 4 5 6 10

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .643 .571 .286

PF 399 320 386 246

x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

W 13 7 6 2

L 1 7 8 12

T 0 0 0 0

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x-Minnesota Green Bay Chicago Detroit

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PA 244 333 221 288

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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

Home 7-0-0 5-3-0 3-4-0 5-3-0

Away AFC 7-0-0 10-0-0 2-4-0 6-4-0 4-3-0 4-6-0 2-5-0 4-8-0

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

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

Home 5-2-0 6-2-0 5-2-0 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

Home 5-2-0 4-3-0 2-5-0 1-7-0

Away 7-1-0 4-3-0 3-4-0 2-4-0

AFC 9-3-0 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

Home 5-2-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 3-4-0

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

NFC 9-2-0 7-3-0 6-4-0 2-9-0

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

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

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

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

Home 7-0-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 2-5-0

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

Home 3-3-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 0-7-0

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

San Jose Phoenix Los Angeles Dallas Anaheim

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South PA 298 312 289 363

North PA 269 280 322 437

West x-Arizona San Francisco Seattle St. Louis

W 9 6 5 1

L 5 8 9 13

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .643 .429 .357 .071

PF 337 282 257 159

PA 282 269 325 377

x-clinched division y-clinched playoff spot

Friday’s result

Monday’s Game

San Diego 42, Tennessee 17

Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 3 Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. New England at Houston, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Buffalo, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.

Today’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.

Friday’s late game Chargers 42, Titans 17 San Diego Tennessee

7 3

14 7

14 0

7 7

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42 17

First Quarter Ten—FG Bironas 46, 8:12. SD—Tomlinson 1 run (Kaeding kick), 1:16.

Second Quarter SD—Gates 36 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 8:46. SD—Sproles 3 pass from Rivers (Kaeding kick), 3:13. Ten—Young 3 run (Bironas kick), :17.

Third Quarter SD—Tomlinson 1 run (Kaeding kick), 9:49. SD—Sproles 9 run (Kaeding kick), 4:52.

Fourth Quarter SD—Sproles 1 run (Kaeding kick), 14:56. Ten—Johnson 30 run (Bironas kick), 8:02. A—69,143. SD Ten First downs 30 17 Total Net Yards 425 270 Rushes-yards 40-166 27-182 Passing 259 88 Punt Returns 1-6 0-0 Kickoff Returns 4-85 7-96 Interceptions Ret. 2-18 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-28-0 8-21-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5 1-1 Punts 1-29.0 3-41.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 6-45 9-74 Time of Possession 39:07 20:53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—San Diego, Tolbert 11-60, Tomlinson 16-59, Sproles 5-38, Hester 3-10, Jackson 1-3, Rivers 1-(minus 1), Volek 3-(minus 3). Tennessee, Johnson 21-142, Young 6-40. PASSING—San Diego, Rivers 21-27-0-264, Tomlinson 0-1-0-0. Tennessee, Young 8-212-89. RECEIVING—San Diego, Jackson 5-70, Gates 3-74, Floyd 3-55, Naanee 2-25, Sproles 2-23, Hester 2-8, Tomlinson 2-4, Tolbert 1-11, Manumaleuna 1-(minus 6). Tennessee, Washington 4-39, Johnson 3-37, Britt 1-13. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

NFL injury report NEW YORK (AP) — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league:

TODAY TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — BUCCANEERS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Antonio Bryant (groin), WR Michael Clayton (knee), C Jeff Faine (elbow), S Tanard Jackson (knee), RB Derrick Ward (knee). PROBABLE: TE John Gilmore (illness), TE Kellen Winslow (knee). SAINTS: OUT: WR Lance Moore (ankle), S Usama Young (hip, hernia). QUESTIONABLE: DT Sedrick Ellis (knee), CB Randall Gay (concussion), CB Jabari Greer (groin), LB Scott Shanle (concussion), S Darren Sharper (knee), TE Jeremy Shockey (toe). PROBABLE: RB Reggie Bush (hamstring), T Jermon Bushrod (thumb), TE Darnell Dinkins (foot), G Jahri Evans (toe), LB Scott Fujita (knee), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), DE Bobby McCray (back), T Jon Stinchcomb (knee), LB Jonathan Vilma (knee). BUFFALO BILLS at ATLANTA FALCONS — BILLS: OUT: S Todd Johnson (hamstring), S Bryan Scott (head). QUESTIONABLE: QB Trent Edwards (ankle), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (ankle), CB Drayton Florence (illness), LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle), WR Josh Reed (ankle). FALCONS: DOUBTFUL: CB Chris Houston (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: DE Jamaal Anderson (chest), DT Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), T Sam Baker (elbow, hamstring), G Harvey Dahl (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder, hamstring), S Charlie Peprah (hamstring), QB Matt Ryan (toe), RB Michael Turner (ankle). DENVER BRONCOS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — BRONCOS: OUT: LB Spencer Larsen (hamstring), WR Eddie Royal (neck, head). QUESTIONABLE: CB Ty Law (hamstring). PROBABLE: S David Bruton (illness), RB Correll Buckhalter (ankle), S Renaldo Hill (ankle), LB D.J. Williams (ankle). EAGLES: QUESTIONABLE: S Quintin Demps (Ankle), QB Michael Vick (quadricep). PROBABLE: WR Reggie Brown (shoulder), C Nick Cole (knee), DE Trent Cole (hamstring), WR Kevin Curtis (knee), WR Jeremy Maclin (foot), DT Mike Patterson (wrist), RB Brian Westbrook (concussion). HOUSTON TEXANS at MIAMI DOLPHINS — TEXANS: QUESTIONABLE: T Duane Brown (knee), LB Brian Cushing (foot/ribs), WR Andre’ Davis (finger). PROBABLE: TE Joel Dreessen (shoulder). DOLPHINS: PROBABLE: LB Jason Taylor (shoulder), LB Reggie Torbor (hamstring). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at GREEN BAY PACKERS — SEAHAWKS: DOUBTFUL: WR Nate Burleson (ankle), LB Aaron Curry (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: RB Julius Jones (rib), WR Ben Obomanu (hamstring). PACKERS: OUT: LB Jeremy Thompson (neck). QUESTIONABLE: CB Trevor Ford (knee), DT Ryan Pickett (hamstring). PROBABLE: LB Nick Barnett (knee), LB Brandon Chillar (back), S Nick Collins (calf), DE Cullen Jenkins (quadricep), DE Johnny Jolly (knee), CB Brandon Underwood (hip), CB Charles Woodson (shoulder). CAROLINA PANTHERS at NEW YORK GIANTS — PANTHERS: DOUBTFUL: DE Charles Johnson (foot), RB Tyrell Sutton (calf), RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: CB Richard Marshall (ankle), QB Matt Moore (right shoulder), RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles). GIANTS: PROBABLE: LB Chase Blackburn (ribs), LB Michael Boley (triceps), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle, foot), S C.C. Brown (hamstring), CB Kevin Dockery (ankle), LB Jonathan Goff (hamstring, rib), QB Eli Manning (foot), T Kareem McKenzie (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), CB Aaron Ross (hamstring), G Rich Seubert (knee), K Lawrence Tynes (right hamstring), CB Corey Webster (knee). OAKLAND RAIDERS at CLEVELAND BROWNS — RAIDERS: OUT: QB Bruce Gradkowski (knee), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (foot), WR Nick Miller (shin). QUESTIONABLE: TE Zach Miller (concussion), LB Sam Williams (illness). PROBABLE: DE Greg Ellis (knee), S Michael Huff (neck), C Samson Satele (calf), DE Matt Shaughnessy (groin). BROWNS: DOUBTFUL: T John St. Clair (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: DE Robaire Smith (groin), S Ray Ventrone (finger), DT Corey Williams (thigh). PROBABLE: LB David Bowens (knee), DE Kenyon Coleman (illness, knee, elbow), K Phil Dawson (left hamstring), G Rex Hadnot (knee), RB Chris Jennings (shoulder), T Joe Thomas (thigh), RB Lawrence Vickers (hamstring). JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — JAGUARS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Tank Daniels (groin), CB Rashean Mathis (groin). PROBABLE: DT John Henderson (shoulder). PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: T Nick Kaczur (shoulder), G Stephen Neal (ankle), RB Fred Taylor (ankle), DT Ty Warren (ankle), DT Vince Wilfork (foot). PROBABLE: WR Sam Aiken (shoulder), LB Tully BantaCain (shoulder), QB Tom Brady (right shoulder, right finger, rib), WR Julian Edelman (forearm), DE Jarvis Green (knee), CB Shawn Springs (knee), TE Benjamin Watson (knee). KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at CINCINNATI BENGALS — CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: S DaJuan Morgan (chest), LB Justin Rogers (thigh). QUESTIONABLE: DE Glenn Dorsey (knee), DE Alex Magee (hamstring), T Ryan O’Callaghan (knee), G Brian Waters (ham-

string). PROBABLE: CB Brandon Flowers (shoulder). BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: S Chris Crocker (ankle), DT Domata Peko (knee). PROBABLE: DE Robert Geathers (knee), DT Tank Johnson (foot), DE Frostee Rucker (illness). BALTIMORE RAVENS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS — RAVENS: DOUBTFUL: T Jared Gaither (foot), LB Tavares Gooden (groin), S Ed Reed (groin). QUESTIONABLE: DT Justin Bannan (illness), WR Mark Clayton (knee), TE Edgar Jones (back), C Matt Katula (forearm), DT Kelly Talavou (knee). PROBABLE: C Matt Birk (neck), WR Justin Harper (foot), TE Todd Heap (chest), LB Jarret Johnson (knee), NT Haloti Ngata (ankle), TE L.J. Smith (ankle), WR Kelley Washington (ankle). STEELERS: OUT: G Chris Kemoeatu (wrist), CB Keenan Lewis (back), S Troy Polamalu (knee). QUESTIONABLE: LB James Harrison (biceps). PROBABLE: DE Brett Keisel (neck), RB Rashard Mendenhall (hip), RB Willie Parker (knee), WR Mike Wallace (knee), WR Hines Ward (hamstring). ST. LOUIS RAMS at ARIZONA CARDINALS — RAMS: OUT: QB Marc Bulger (knee), CB Quincy Butler (knee), DE Leonard Little (knee), T Jason Smith (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: RB Steven Jackson (back). CARDINALS: OUT: K Neil Rackers (right groin). QUESTIONABLE: LB Will Davis (knee), CB Bryant McFadden (hamstring), WR Sean Morey (head), TE Ben Patrick (head). PROBABLE: WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee), DE Kenny Iwebema (shoulder), CB Dominique RodgersCromartie (toe). DETROIT LIONS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — LIONS: OUT: CB Phillip Buchanon (shoulder). QUESTIONABLE: LB Vinny Ciurciu (ankle), DT Joe Cohen (knee), S Louis Delmas (ankle), LB Larry Foote (foot), WR Dennis Northcutt (groin). PROBABLE: DT Grady Jackson (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), C Don Muhlbach (concussion), C Dominic Raiola (knee), DE Dewayne White (toe). 49ERS: OUT: CB Nate Clements (shoulder), K Joe Nedney (left hamstring). DOUBTFUL: WR Isaac Bruce (ankle), RB Glen Coffee (hamstring). PROBABLE: CB Marcus Hudson (back), RB Moran Norris (toe), RB Michael Robinson (shoulder), CB Shawntae Spencer (ankle), LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring), T Joe Staley (knee, elbow). NEW YORK JETS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — JETS: PROBABLE: CB Marquice Cole (back), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), DE Shaun Ellis (knee), S Jim Leonhard (thumb), CB Dwight Lowery (ankle), QB Mark Sanchez (knee), T Robert Turner (knee). COLTS: OUT: DE Keyunta Dawson (knee), WR Pierre Garcon (hand), CB Jerraud Powers (hamstring). DOUBTFUL: LB Clint Session (knee). QUESTIONABLE: S Melvin Bullitt (shoulder), DE Dwight Freeney (abdomen), DE Robert Mathis (quadricep), K Adam Vinatieri (right knee). PROBABLE: RB Joseph Addai (not injury related), S Antoine Bethea (foot), LB Gary Brackett (foot), RB Donald Brown (chest), T Ryan Diem (foot), S Aaron Francisco (ankle), RB Mike Hart (ankle), CB Tim Jennings (ankle), LB Freddy Keiaho (not injury related), CB Jacob Lacey (biceps), QB Peyton Manning (glute), G Jamey Richard (shoulder), RB Chad Simpson (chest), T Tony Ugoh (knee, not injury related), WR Reggie Wayne (foot). DALLAS COWBOYS at WASHINGTON REDSKINS — COWBOYS: OUT: T Marc Colombo (ankle), S Pat Watkins (knee). PROBABLE: RB Deon Anderson (knee, illness), TE Martellus Bennett (concussion), S Ken Hamlin (ankle), CB Terence Newman (knee), S Gerald Sensabaugh (thumb), LB DeMarcus Ware (wrist, neck). REDSKINS: DOUBTFUL: WR Devin Thomas (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: DE Andre Carter (biceps), DT Cornelius Griffin (shoulder), CB DeAngelo Hall (knee), DT Albert Haynesworth (knee), T Stephon Heyer (knee). PROBABLE: DT Anthony Montgomery (hip), TE Todd Yoder (toe).

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 Brigham Young 44, Oregon State 20 Wednesday, Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl at San Diego Utah 37, California 27 Thursday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl at Honolulu SMU 45, Nevada 10 Saturday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Detroit Marshall 21, Ohio 17 Meineke Bowl at Charlotte Pittsburgh 19, N. Carolina 17 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) 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) Friday, Jan. 1 Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla. Northwestern (8-4) vs. Auburn (7-5), 11 a.m. (ESPN) Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla. Penn State (10-2) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla. Florida State (6-6) vs. West Virginia (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Rose Bowl at Pasadena, Calif. Ohio State (10-2) vs. Oregon (10-2), 5 p.m. (ABC) Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Florida (12-1) vs. Cincinnati (12-0), 8:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 2 International Bowl at Toronto South Florida (7-5) vs. Northern Illinois (75), Noon (ESPN2) Cotton Bowl at Dallas Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi (8-4), 2 p.m. (FOX)

W 22 23 22 16 15

L OT Pts GF GA 8 7 51 122 97 13 2 48 100 85 12 3 47 111 108 10 11 43 110 113 15 7 37 103 117

Friday’s Games No games scheduled

Saturday’s Games Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2, SO Philadelphia 4, Carolina 3, SO Montreal 3, Toronto 2, OT Detroit 2, Columbus 1 N.Y. Islanders 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Washington 4, New Jersey 1 Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East PA 286 250 342 296

GP 37 38 37 37 37

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

West PA 300 250 335 383

L OT Pts GF GA 12 6 48 115 114 11 5 45 102 89 16 0 42 114 94 16 3 39 96 104 18 4 34 108 123

Pacific Division

South PA 248 322 286 389

L OT Pts GF GA 9 3 51 108 74 12 3 47 107 105 14 5 43 100 100 14 5 39 93 98 18 7 35 107 136

Sunday’s Games


Boston at Florida, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Buffalo at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Nashville at Chicago, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 8 p.m.


Q. Which Boston College quarterback captured the 1984 Heisman Trophy?

Monday’s Games Bowl at Birmingham, Ala. Connecticut (7-5) vs. South Carolina (7-5), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn. East Carolina (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl at San Antonio Michigan State (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 4 Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz. Boise State (13-0) vs. TCU (12-0), 8 p.m. (FOX) Tuesday, Jan. 5 Orange Bowl at Miami Iowa (10-2) vs. Georgia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Wednesday, Jan. 6 GMAC Bowl, Mobile, Ala. Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy (9-3), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Alabama (13-0) vs. Texas (13-0), 8 p.m. (ABC) Saturday, Jan. 23 East-West Shrine Classic at Orlando East vs. West, 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 Senior Bowl at Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFL) Saturday, Feb. 6 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge At El Paso, Texas Texas vs. Nation, 3 p.m. (CBSC)

Top 25 fared

No. 1 Alabama (13-0) vs. No. 2 Texas, BCS Championship, Jan. 7. No. 2 Texas (13-0) vs. No. 1 Alabama, BCS Championship, Jan. 7. No. 3 TCU (12-0) vs. No. 6 Boise State, Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 4. No. 4 Cincinnati (12-0) vs. No. 5 Florida, Sugar Bowl, Jan. 1. No. 5 Florida (12-1) vs. No. 4 Cincinnati, Sugar Bowl, Jan. 1. No. 6 Boise State (13-0) vs. No. 3 TCU, Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 4. No. 7 Oregon (10-2) vs. No. 8 Ohio State, Rose Bowl, Jan. 1. No. 8 Ohio State (10-2) vs. No. 7 Oregon, Rose Bowl, Jan. 1. No. 9 Georgia Tech (11-2) vs. No. 10 Iowa, Orange Bowl, Jan. 5. No. 10 Iowa (10-2) vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech, Orange Bowl, Jan. 5. No. 11 Penn State (10-2) vs. No. 13 LSU, Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1. No. 12 Virginia Tech (9-3) vs. Tennessee, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Dec. 31. No. 13 LSU (9-3) vs. No 11 Penn State, Capital One Bowl, Jan. 1. No. 14 Miami (9-3) vs. No. 24 Wisconsin, Champs Sports Bowl, Dec. 29. No. 15 BYU (11-2) beat No. 16 Oregon State 44-20, Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 22. No. 16 Oregon State (8-5) lost to No. 15 BYU 44-20, Las Vegas Bowl, Dec. 22. No. 17 Pittsburgh (10-3) beat North Carolina 19-17, Meineke Bowl, Dec. 26. No. 18 West Virginia (9-3) vs. Florida State, Gator Bowl, Jan. 1. No. 19 Stanford (8-4) vs. Oklahoma, Sun Bowl, Dec. 31. No. 20 Nebraska (9-4) vs. No. 22 Arizona, Holiday Bowl, Dec. 30. No. 21 Oklahoma State (9-3) vs. Mississippi, Cotton Bowl, Jan. 2. No. 22 Arizona (9-3) vs. No. 19 Stanford, Holiday Bowl, Dec. 30. No. 23 Utah (10-3) beat California 37-27, Poinsettia Bowl, Dec. 23. No. 24 Wisconsin (9-3) vs. No. 14 Miami, Champs Sports Bowl, Dec. 29. No. 25 Central Michigan (11-2) vs. Troy, GMAC Bowl, Jan. 6.

Car Care Bowl Pittsburgh 19, UNC 17

Pittsburgh North Carolina

0 7

13 3

3 7

3 0

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19 17

First Quarter NC—Little 15 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 6:57.

Second Quarter Pitt—FG Hutchins 31, 14:11. Pitt—Lewis 11 run (Hutchins kick), 11:08. NC—FG Barth 37, 1:05. Pitt—FG Hutchins 37, :00.

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter Pitt—FG Hutchins 33, :52. A—50,389. Pitt 17 36-129 163 17-24-0 23 2-45.0 4-1 4-26 29:25

NC 18 29-81 183 19-33-1 28 3-41.3 2-1 8-78 30:35

Pizza Bowl Marshall 21, Ohio 17 0 14

7 7

10 0

0 0

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First Quarter Mar—Ward 12 run (Ratanamorn kick), 1:17. Mar—And.Booker 58 punt return (Ratanamorn kick), :00.

Second Quarter Mar—Ward 2 run (Ratanamorn kick), 7:21. Ohio—Ballard 75 fumble return (Weller kick), 5:25.

Third Quarter Ohio—McCrae 8 pass from Th.Scott (Weller kick), 7:11. Ohio—FG Weller 46, 4:38. A—30,311. First downs Rushes-yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Return Yards Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Ohio 10 24-12 111 14-27-1 4 5-40.4 2-1 3-39 23:52

All Times EDT Overall W L 11 2 8 2 8 4 10 1 9 1 11 2 9 3 7 3 6 4 12 1 9 2 8 3

Mar 15 46-190 85 12-17-0 58 6-28.3 1-1 6-70 36:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Ohio, Garrett 10-30, Brazill 3-7, Davidson 1-1, Team 1-(minus 1), Th.Scott 9(minus 25). Marshall, Marshall 20-77, Ward 9-72, Anderson 6-17, P.Taylor 3-15, EdwardsMaye 4-5, Arrington 1-3, And.Booker 1-2, Smith 1-0, Team 1-(minus 1). PASSING—Ohio, Th.Scott 14-26-1-111, Brazill 0-1-0-0. Marshall, Anderson 12-17-0-85. RECEIVING—Ohio, T.Price 4-49, Brazill 313, Goulet 2-33, McCrae 2-11, Bussey 1-6, Harden 1-0, Garrett 1-(minus 1). Marshall, C.Walker 4-35, A.Wilson 3-18, Smith 2-29, Marshall 2-2, Ward 1-1.



Top 25 Fared Saturday

1. Kansas (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Belmont, Tuesday. 2. Texas (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Gardner-Webb, Tuesday. 3. Kentucky (13-0) did not play. Next: vs. Hartford, Tuesday. 4. Purdue (11-0) did not play. Next: at Iowa, Tuesday. 5. Syracuse (12-0) did not play. Next: at Seton Hall, Tuesday. 6. West Virginia (10-0) beat Seton Hall 9084, OT. Next: vs. Marquette, Tuesday. 7. Duke (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. Long Beach State, Tuesday. 8. Villanova (11-1) did not play. Next: at Marquette, Saturday. 9. Michigan State (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. Texas-Arlington, Wednesday. 10. North Carolina (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. Rutgers, Monday. 11. Connecticut (8-2) did not play. Next: vs.

Wednesday’s result Hampton 63, Radford 43

Monday’s games Liberty vs. Cornell, at Charlottesville, 4:30 p.m. Mercer at High Point, 7 p.m.

Tuesday’s games UNC Asheville vs. Western Michigan, at James Madison, 5 p.m. Elon at Coastal Carolina, 5 p.m. Charleston Southern at College of Charleston, 7 p.m. Liberty vs. TBA, at Charlottesville

Wednesday’s games Presbyterian at USC Upstate, 3 p.m. Mercer at Winthrop, 7 p.m. Longwood at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. UNC Asheville vs. TBA, at James Madison

Coastal Carolina at UNC Asheville, 2 p.m. Liberty at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. Presbyterian at Winthrop, 4 p.m. Charleston Southern at High Point, 4 p.m.

Monday’s games Coastal Carolina at High Point, 4 p.m. Radford at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.


Pct. .846 .800 .667 .909 .900 .846 .750 .700 .600 .923 .818 .727

Wednesday’s results Virginia 80, Hampton 54 Boston College 79, Massachusetts 67 Arizona 76, N.C. State 74 Florida Atlantic at Maryland, 2 p.m.

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

Tuesday’s games Winston-Salem State at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m. Long Beach State at Duke, 7 p.m. (FSSO) Winthrop at N.C. State, 7 p.m. S.C. State at Clemson, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s games Longwood at Virginia Tech, 2 p.m. Albany at North Carolina, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) UAB at Virginia, 7 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Miami, 7:30 p.m. William & Mary at Maryland, 7:30 p.m. South Carolina at Boston College, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Thursday’s games (Dec. 31) Alabama A&M at Florida State, 4 p.m. N.C. State at UNC Greensboro (Greensboro Coliseum), 6 p.m. (FSSO) Penn at Duke, 6 p.m. (ESPN2) Richmond at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday’s games (Jan. 2) Maine at Boston College, 12 p.m. Georgia Tech at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Seton Hall vs. Virginia Tech, in Cancun, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey

Big South men All Times EDT Conf. L 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

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

L 5 17 18 21 28

Pct .821 .452 .379 .250 .069

GB — 101⁄2 121⁄2 16 22

Southeast Division W 22 21 15 11 10

Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington

Pct. .833 .556 .300 .500 .455 .400 .400 .300 .455 .167

Today’s games Radford at Louisville, 1 p.m. Presbyterian at Marquette, 2 p.m. Cornell (Iowa) at Coastal Carolina, 3 p.m.

W 23 12 11 10 9

Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Chicago Indiana

L 8 8 12 16 17 L 8 15 18 17 19

Pct .733 .724 .556 .407 .370

GB — 1 ⁄2 51⁄2 91⁄2 101⁄2

Pct .742 .444 .379 .370 .321

GB — 9 11 11 121⁄2

W 21 18 15 13 13

Dallas Houston San Antonio New Orleans Memphis

L 9 12 11 14 16

Pct .700 .600 .577 .481 .448

GB — 3 4 61⁄2 71⁄2

Wednesday’s games UNC Asheville at Western Carolina, 2 p.m. Liberty vs. TBA at UCF Classic, 4 or 7 p.m. George Mason at Radford, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Florida, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s games Liberty at VMI, 1 p.m. Winthrop at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. UNC Asheville at Radford, 4 p.m. Gardner-Webb at High Point, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m.

Monday’s games Gardner-Webb at Radford, 7 p.m. Presbyterian at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. UNC Asheville at High Point, 7 p.m. Winthrop at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m.

Big South women All Times EDT


Junior varsity Basketball Randolph tournament BOYS HP Christian 60, S. Granville 38

Halftime: HPCA 30, S. Granville 28 Leading scorers: HPCA – Jordan Williams 12, Rick Mack 11; S. Granville – Jamarius Thorpe 11 Record: HPCA 6-3 Next game: HP Christian faces Lexington in the second-round Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Asheboro YMCA


Grimsley 46, Lee County 33 Leading scorers: Grinsley – Diquan Purvis 16

Northwest Division Denver Portland Utah Oklahoma City Minnesota

W 20 20 16 14 6

L 10 12 13 14 24

Pct .667 .625 .552 .500 .200

GB — 1 31⁄2 5 14

Pct .821 .633 .464 .414 .250

GB — 5 10 111⁄2 16


Cummings 80, Bishop McGuinness 35# Leading scorers: Cummings – Tre Moore 16, Traye Guye 16; Bishop – Chris Kane 9

Pacific Division W 23 19 13 12 7

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

L 5 11 15 17 21


Lexington 70, SW Randolph 68 Leading scorers: Lexington – Marquelle White 15, Kevin Horton 13, Keith Horton 12; SW Randolph – Jake Hall 17, Andrew Frye 15, Ben Runnfeldt 11

Friday’s Games Miami 93, New York 87 Boston 86, Orlando 77 Cleveland 102, L.A. Lakers 87 Phoenix 124, L.A. Clippers 93 Portland 107, Denver 96


C. Davidson 44, N. Moore 37


Saturday’s Games Dallas 106, Memphis 101 Atlanta 110, Indiana 98 Houston 98, New Jersey 93 Charlotte at Oklahoma City, late New Orleans at Chicago, late Washington at Minnesota, late San Antonio at Milwaukee, late Philadelphia at Utah, late L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, late Phoenix at Golden State, late

Today’s Games Detroit at Toronto, 1 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 6 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 6 p.m. San Antonio at New York, 6 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 8 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Fayetteville St. Christian 70, Chatham Central 48 Leading scorers: Fayetteville –Daniel Brown 17


Union Pines 59, Ledford 52 Leading scorers: Ledford – Dee Greene 10, Trent Sherrill 9, Brock Phillips 9; Union Pines – Brandon Ross 15, Matthew Maness 13, Tevin Grey 13


Randleman 73, River Mill 33 Leading scorers: Randleman – Chirs Key 17, Zach Dunbar 17


Providence Grove 40, Trinity 20 Leading scorers: Trinity – Lauren Thompson 8, Elizabeth Adams 4; Providence Grove – Cassidy Brown 17, Ashley Austin 7


Hawks 110, Pacers 98

ATLANTA (110) Williams 1-4 3-4 6, Jos.Smith 9-14 4-5 22, Horford 11-14 3-3 25, Bibby 2-9 2-2 7, Johnson 8-14 6-7 24, Crawford 7-14 3-4 19, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Teague 0-4 2-2 2, Pachulia 2-4 1-4 5, Hunter 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 4079 24-31 110. INDIANA (98) Dunleavy 1-4 0-0 2, Murphy 9-16 0-1 19, Hibbert 2-6 2-2 6, Watson 2-9 0-0 4, D.Jones 2-7 0-0 4, Ford 5-8 0-1 10, Hansbrough 7-20 5-6 19, Rush 2-5 0-0 5, Head 7-10 1-2 19, S.Jones 2-3 2-2 6, McRoberts 0-1 0-0 0, Price 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 40-90 12-16 98. Atlanta 33 18 33 26 — 110 Indiana 20 20 26 32 — 98 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 6-18 (Crawford 2-4, Johnson 2-6, Williams 1-2, Bibby 1-5, Evans 0-1), Indiana 6-14 (Head 4-5, Rush 1-1, Murphy 1-3, Dunleavy 0-2, Watson 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlanta 44 (Horford 19), Indiana 56 (Murphy 12). Assists—Atlanta 19 (Bibby 8), Indiana 18 (Ford 9). Total Fouls— Atlanta 14, Indiana 20. Technicals—Atlanta defensive three second, Indiana defensive three second. A—15,281 (18,165).

Mavericks 106, Grizzlies 101

MEMPHIS (101) Gay 10-22 2-4 22, Randolph 12-19 3-5 27, Gasol 5-10 3-5 13, Conley 2-10 2-2 6, Mayo 4-14 8-8 18, Tinsley 1-6 0-0 2, Thabeet 1-1 0-0 2, Young 4-6 3-5 11, D.Carroll 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-88 21-29 101. DALLAS (106) Marion 4-7 2-3 10, Nowitzki 10-16 0-0 20, Dampier 6-6 1-2 13, Kidd 4-10 0-0 10, Barea 5-13 1-1 11, Terry 7-18 6-6 23, Howard 4-6 3-4 11, Thomas 2-4 0-2 5, Humphries 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 43-82 14-20 106. Memphis 30 25 22 24 — 101 Dallas 24 29 26 27 — 106 3-Point Goals—Memphis 2-8 (Mayo 2-4, Tinsley 0-1, Gay 0-1, Conley 0-2), Dallas 6-17 (Terry 3-5, Kidd 2-6, Thomas 1-2, Barea 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Memphis 55 (Randolph 14), Dallas 47 (Dampier 10). Assists—Memphis 12 (Mayo 5), Dallas 25 (Kidd 10). Total Fouls—Memphis 20, Dallas 24. A—20,195 (19,200).

Tuesday’s games Gardner-Webb at Texas, 6 p.m. Liberty at Central Florida, 7 p.m. N.C. Central at High Point, 7 p.m. Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Winthrop at N.C. State, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at Auburn, 8 p.m.

Flyers 4, Hurricanes 3

Philadelphia 2 0 1 0 — 4 Carolina 0 0 3 0 — 3 Philadelphia won shootout 2-0 First Period—1, Philadelphia, Richards 16 (Giroux), 9:47. 2, Philadelphia, Carter 13 (Hartnell, Coburn), 13:55. Penalties—A.Ward, Car (tripping), 4:26; Bartulis, Phi (interference), 7:28. Second Period—None. Penalties—Philadelphia bench, served by Asham (too many men), 6:25; Gagne, Phi (delay of game), 14:20; Pitkanen, Car (cross-checking), 18:03. Third Period—3, Philadelphia, Briere 12 (Timonen, Pronger), 9:00 (pp). 4, Carolina, Jokinen 9 (Staal, Cullen), 9:24. 5, Carolina, Sutter 9 (Pitkanen, C.Ward), 15:58 (pp). 6, Carolina, Jokinen 10 (Staal, Cullen), 16:47. Penalties— Pitkanen, Car (cross-checking), 8:37; Hartnell, Phi (hooking), 14:23; Carter, Phi (high-sticking), 19:00. Overtime—None. Penalties—None. Shootout—Philadelphia 2 (Briere G, Richards G), Carolina 0 (Ruutu NG, Jokinen NG). Shots on Goal—Philadelphia 9-9-11-7—36. Carolina 11-7-20-2—40. Power-play opportunities—Philadelphia 1 of 3; Carolina 1 of 5. Goalies—Philadelphia, Leighton 3-4-0 (40 shots-37 saves). Carolina, C.Ward 4-13-5 (36-33). A—16,288 (18,680). T—2:41. Referees—Chris Rooney, Wes McCauley. Linesmen—Derek Amell, Scott Cherrey.


Sunday’s games (Jan. 3) Maryland at UNC Greensboro (Greensboro Coliseum), 1 p.m. Florida at N.C. State, 3 p.m. (FSN) Xavier at Wake Forest, 5:30 p.m. (FSN) Miami at Pepperdine, 7 p.m. Clemson at Duke, 7:45 p.m. (FSN)

W Coastal Caro. 2 Radford 2 UNC-Ashe. 1 Liberty 1 Winthrop 1 High Point 1 VMI 1 Gard.-Webb 0 Charleston S. 0 Presbyterian 0

W 23 14 11 7 2

Atlanta at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

Central Division

1. Connecticut (10-0) beat No. 2 Stanford 80-68. 2. Stanford (9-1) lost to No. 1 Connecticut 80-68. 3. Notre Dame (10-0) did not play. 4. Tennessee (10-1) beat San Francisco 89-34. 5. Baylor (11-1) did not play. 6. Ohio State (13-1) beat Western Illinois 99-38. 7. North Carolina (9-1) did not play. 8. Duke (9-2) beat Maine 75-34. 9. Georgia (11-0) beat Detroit 66-42. 10. Texas A&M (9-1) did not play. 11. LSU (10-1) beat Southeastern Louisiana 72-27. 12. Florida State (11-1) beat Hawaii 83-39. 13. Oklahoma (9-2) did not play. 14. Nebraska (11-0) did not play. 15. Xavier (9-2) beat Austin Peay 87-41. 16. Michigan State (9-3) beat St. Bonaventure 67-59. 17. Texas (7-3) did not play. 18. Arizona State (7-3) did not play. 19. Vanderbilt (10-1) did not play. 20. Pittsburgh (10-1) beat Western Kentucky 76-60. 21. Kansas (9-2) beat Houston 89-69. 22. Wisconsin-Green Bay (10-0) did not play. 23. Virginia (7-3) did not play. 24. Georgia Tech (10-2) beat Georgia State 62-50. 25. James Madison (8-1) beat Longwood 85-67.

Pct. 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

Pct. .833 .750 .727 .600 .500 .455 .300 .100 .091

Thursday’s game

Week’s women’s Top 25 fared

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

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

Overall W L 10 2 6 2 8 3 6 4 6 6 5 6 3 7 1 9 1 10

Saturday’s games

WEST VIRGINIA (10-0) Jones 8-14 0-0 19, Smith 3-8 0-0 7, Flowers 1-4 3-6 5, Butler 5-9 9-11 21, Ebanks 7-14 8-10 22, Thoroughman 0-0 0-0 0, Mazzulla 0-0 2-2 2, Bryant 2-6 1-2 6, Jennings 0-0 0-0 0, Pepper 0-0 1-2 1, Mitchell 3-6 0-0 7. Totals 29-61 24-33 90. SETON HALL (9-2) Pope 5-9 1-10 11, Robinson 2-6 1-2 5, Garcia 1-2 0-0 2, Harvey 4-9 2-3 10, Hazell 14-33 9-12 41, Lawrence 0-3 0-0 0, Theodore 1-7 3-5 6, Jackson 3-8 0-1 7, Mitchell 0-3 0-0 0, Hall 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 31-82 16-33 84. Halftime—West Virginia 41-39. End Of Regulation—Tied 77. 3-Point Goals—West Virginia 8-22 (Jones 3-5, Butler 2-3, Bryant 12, Mitchell 1-3, Smith 1-4, Flowers 0-1, Ebanks 0-4), Seton Hall 6-30 (Hazell 4-19, Theodore 1-3, Jackson 1-5, Lawrence 0-1, Harvey 0-1, Robinson 0-1). Fouled Out—Harvey, Mazzulla, Robinson. Rebounds—West Virginia 51 (Ebanks 17), Seton Hall 44 (Pope 11). Assists—West Virginia 19 (Ebanks 7), Seton Hall 11 (Harvey 6). Total Fouls—West Virginia 24, Seton Hall 25. A—9,800.

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

Conf. W L Gard.-Webb 0 0 Liberty 0 0 Coastal Caro. 0 0 Charleston S. 0 0 High Point 0 0 Winthrop 0 0 UNC-Ashe. 0 0 Radford 0 0 Presbyterian 0 0

Radford at Marshall, 12 p.m.

Today’s game

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Pittsburgh, Lewis 28-159, Graham 2-0, Stull 4-(minus 13), Team 2-(minus 17). North Carolina, Houston 24-83, Little 1-31, Boyd 1-(minus 11), Yates 3-(minus 22). PASSING—Pittsburgh, Stull 17-24-0-163. North Carolina, Yates 19-32-1-183, Team 01-0-0. RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, Shanahan 5-83, Dickerson 4-21, Baldwin 3-31, Hynoski 3-20, Byham 1-9, Lewis 1-(minus 1). North Carolina, Little 7-87, Highsmith 3-38, Pianalto 2-26, J.White 2-17, Houston 2-8, Barham 1-4, Boyd 1-4, D.Jones 1-(minus 1).

Ohio Marshall

West Virginia 90, Seton Hall 84, OT

ACC standings

Pitt—FG Hutchins 42, 9:11. NC—Little 14 pass from Yates (Barth kick), 4:00.

First downs Rushes-yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Return Yards Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Iona, Sunday. 12. Kansas State (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Cleveland State, Tuesday. 13. New Mexico (12-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 23 Texas Tech, Tuesday. 14. Georgetown (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. St. John’s, Thursday. 15. Mississippi (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Jacksonville State, Tuesday. 16. Tennessee (9-2) did not play. Next: at Memphis, Thursday. 17. Ohio State (10-2) did not play. Next: at Wisconsin, Thursday. 18. Florida (8-3) did not play. Next: vs. American U., Monday. 19. Texas A&M (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. Northwestern State, Saturday. 20. Butler (8-4) did not play. Next: vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay, Thursday. 21. Temple (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Bowling Green, Monday. 22. Washington (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. San Francisco, Sunday. 23. Texas Tech (10-1) did not play. Next: at No. 13 New Mexico, Tuesday. 24. Clemson (11-2) did not play. Next: vs. South Carolina State, Tuesday. 25. Gonzaga (8-3) did not play. Next: vs. Eastern Washington, Monday.


All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP New Jersey 36 Pittsburgh 38 N.Y. Rangers38 N.Y. Islanders39 Philadelphia 37

W 26 26 18 15 17

L OT Pts GF GA 9 1 53 107 79 11 1 53 124 97 16 4 40 105 106 17 7 37 96 123 18 2 36 104 108

Northeast Division Buffalo Boston Ottawa Montreal Toronto

GP 37 36 38 40 39

W 22 18 19 19 13

L OT Pts GF GA 11 4 48 98 84 11 7 43 96 91 15 4 42 105 113 18 3 41 105 110 17 9 35 109 136

Southeast Division Washington Atlanta Florida Tampa Bay Carolina

GP 38 36 39 37 38


E. Davidson 42, SW Randolph 22 Leading scorers: East – Keri Shadrick 15, Addie Brubbs 14; SW Randolph – Sarah Arnold 6


Ledford 54, Grimsley 21 Leading scorers: Ledford – Emmalee Thomas 18, Morgan Gibhardt 10, Sam Miller 10; Grimsley – Precious Little 8


C. Davidson 44, N. Moore 33 Leading scorers: C. Davidson – Hillary Wall 13, Kelsey Johnson 12


Chatham Central 52, Fayetteville Street Christian 20



BASEBALL National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with LHP Eddie Guardado on a minor league contract.

FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed LB Titus Brown from the practice squad, Released OL Scott Kooistra. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Waived DE Derek Walker. Signed WR Mike Hass from the practice squad.

HOCKEY National Hockey League



S. Granville 39, Asheboro 33 Leading scorers: S. Granville –Lindsey Tilley 14; Asheboro – Adrionna Bowden 10

W 24 18 16 13 9

L OT Pts GF GA 8 6 54 139 103 14 4 40 119 114 16 7 39 112 126 15 9 35 93 114 22 7 25 93 140

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Recalled LW Bryan Bickell from Rockford (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled F Ryan Keller from Binghamton (AHL) on an emergency basis. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Recalled D Mike Lundin and G Riku Helenius from Norfolk (AHL).

ECHL ECHL—Fined Las Vegas D Chris Frank and the Las Vegas Wranglers undisclosed amounts as a result of Frank’s actions prior to the start of their game against Ontario on Dec. 19. ELMIRA JACKALS—Acquired D R.J. Anderson from Johnstown to complete an earlier trade. Announced G Chris Holt has been assigned from Binghamton (AHL). Signed F Mike Sgroi and D Dean Petiot.



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HIGH POINT STARS – A boys winter travel team for kids 9-U/third grade is being offered. Call Aaron Grier at 991-0597 for info.

BASKETBALL/CHEERLEADING RICH FORK BAPTIST UPWARD PROGRAM – Upward Basketball and Cheerleading registration is being held through December at Rich Fork Baptist Church for boys and girls 4 years old and up through sixth grade. Each player receives uniform, car magnet, devotional book and end-of-season award, while cheerleaders receive uniform, pons, megaphone, devotional materials and end-of-season award. Goals of the program are to promote character, salvation and self-esteem. Cost is $65 before Dec. 22 and $75 after. For info or to register, contact the church office at 476-6258 or visit www.


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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 655.2 654.8 +1.8 Flood Stage Current Level Change Yadkin College 18.0 17.13 +14.88 Elkin 16.0 6.30 +4.12 Wilkesboro 14.0 3.47 +1.06 High Point 10.0 1.38 +0.41 Ramseur 20.0 7.08 +5.28 Moncure 20.0 14.51 0.00


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& GIRLS CLUB OF HIGH POINT – Hosts 4-on-4 boys basketball tournament on Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. at the Club at 121 SW Cloverleaf Place. Open to kids ages 10-14 and 15-18. Cost is $25 per team. Each team is guaranteed at least three games. Call Rebecca Marshall at 881-5406 for more information on the tournament or about helping to sponsor the tourney.

RELAY FOR LIFE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – Hosts Relay for Life kickoff on Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at Jamestown United Methodist Church in Jamestown. The relay will be held May 22, 2010 at Southwest Guilford High School. For more details, call Rich Guilliouma at 905-7954.

Ashlyn, Rachel and Leah. The High Point Enterprise has established a fund – the Tom Berry Special Fund – at High Point Bank to assist the Berry family with medical bills and college funds. Contributions may be made to the Tom Berry Special Fund and mailed to High Point Bank, P.O. Box 2270, High Point, N.C. 27261. Contributions can also be brought to any High Point Bank branch.

TRACK AND FIELD WESLEYAN COACHING VACANCY – Varsity track and field head coach needed at Wesleyan Christian Academy for spring season. Contact Trojans athletic director Ricardo Viera at 688-7090 for info.

TOM BERRY SPECIAL FUND REPORTING ITEMS WANT TO HELP? – Longtime High Point Enterprise sports writer and columnist Tom Berry, who died Aug. 30, left behind his wife, Sandy, and three daughters,

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Devin Ebanks scored 22 points, Da’Sean Butler had 21 and Kevin Jones added 19 to lead No. 6 West Virginia to a 90-84 overtime victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, keeping the Mountaineers one of six unbeaten teams in Division I. Ebanks had 17 rebounds and Jones grabbed 14 for the Mountaineers (10-0)

Mavs hold off Grizzlies, 106-101 DALLAS (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points over the first three quarters, then saw his teammates take control in the fourth to carry the Dallas Mavericks to a 106-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Nowitzki asked for

more help from his teammates after the last game and certainly got it. Six other Mavericks scored in double figures, with Jason Terry scoring 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter for the Mavericks. He sealed the victory with four free throws in the final 20.6

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Iraq war veteran Will Acevedo of Fayetteville plants a kiss on Xena, a Jack Russell mix. “She’s done wonders for me,” Acevedo says of Xena. “Instead of you focusing on yourself and your battle wounds, you focus on the dog.”

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ASHINGTON – Dave Sharpe was troubled by thoughts he couldn’t share after he returned from serving in Iraq. “I found myself waking up in the middle of the night, punching holes in walls, kicking and beating the refrigerator door,” he said. Then one day, the former Air Force senior airman went with a friend to a local pit bull rescue and took home a puppy, Cheyenne. Next time he found himself kicking something, “I saw this puppy, cocking her head, looking up at me, like, what are you doing?” Finally, Sharpe had someone he could open up to. “I froze, I put down my drink, I picked her up and laid with her in my bed,” he said. “I cried and I told her the whole story. I didn’t feel judged.” The experience inspired Sharpe, of Arlington, Va., to start Pets2Vets, a group that pairs veterans with homeless pets by arranging adoptions of shelter animals. It has made two or three matches a week since its start in October. One of the goals of Pets2Vets is to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder. Sharpe says that while a few groups provide veterans with service dogs, many posttraumatic stress disorder and

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---- traumatic brain injury patients don’t qualify for these programs. Even when they do, because of the stigma still attached to psychological problems, they may hesitate to apply. But Cheyenne showed that even a “regular” dog can work miracles, Sharpe believes, and former Army Staff Sgt. Will “Ace” Acevedo agrees. Acevedo took Xena, a Jack Russell mix puppy, home to Fayetteville, N.C., at the beginning of December. “She’s done wonders for me,” he says. Diagnosed with PTSD in 2003, Acevedo says that medication can only do so much. Xena gives him something else to think about instead of feeling sorry for himself, and with an energetic puppy in a house with brandnew carpets, he’s got plenty to concentrate on. “Instead of you focusing on yourself and your battle wounds, you focus on the dog,” he says. And like Sharpe, he says, “I talk to her. I tell her how I feel. She looks at me like, don’t worry buddy, everything’s going to be all right, and she licks my face.” Currently, veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the D.C. VA Hospital are adopting pets from the Washington

Animal Rescue League, where staff help make the right match. Ray Crook of Suitland, Md., says that when he visited the shelter and talked about what his family wanted in a dog, the staff brought out Meyer and “it was love at first sight.” After just a few weeks, Meyer, a medium-sized shepherd-Akita mix, “feels like he’s been part of

’We provide them (vets) a healing environment, to continue their recovery, but they also help our animals.’ Gary Weitzman Washington Animal Rescue league director my family for a very long time,” he says. The dog loves the grandchildren, but he’s also especially attached to Crook, who says “I should have named him Shadow – he follows me everywhere.” Crook, a former Army sergeant who has diabetes, says his long walks – and talks – with Meyer are good for his health. “I take my medication for depression, but he’s really healthy for me mentally and spiritually,” he says. Washington Animal Rescue


League director Gary Weitzman says the partnership with Pets2Vets was an ideal fit for their organization, which has in the past worked with veterans at nearby Walter Reed on an individual basis. Pets can be matched with vets up to two months before their discharge date and make weekly visits with them; there are also volunteer opportunities to spend time with shelter animals, for soldiers who can’t yet be matched with pets of their own. It’s a win-win situation for the shelter and the vets, Weitzman says: “We provide them a healing environment, to continue their recovery, but they also help our animals, many of which are recovering from traumas themselves.” With the success of their pilot program, Pets2Vets plans to expand early next year to additional shelters in the D.C. area and then across the country in partnership with local veterans organizations. Sharpe says that his long-term goal is to also extend the program to police, fire and rescue, and victims of natural disasters and other traumas. While helping the estimated 10 to 12 million cases of PTSD in this country, he says, “imagine saving the lives of that many dogs and cats.” Of course, Sharpe would add that it’s not just the animals who are being saved. “She saved me,” he said of Cheyenne.

To make a person’s time in the hospital less stressful, the Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation awarded a grant of $2,000 to the Randolph Hospital Community Case Management Program to enhance awareness of self-care issues and knowledge of needs associated with caring for those with serious illness by providing Caregiver Kits to families. “We are grateful for the grant from the Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation to assist with program,” said Helen Milleson, Case Manager with the Randolph Hospital Community Case Management Program. “The original goal of this project was to help caregivers become educated and focused on their own physical and mental health and we feel by providing the Caregiver Kits and educational materials we are able to meet those goals.” Each kit, which is essentially a tote bag, contains a variety of items including a blanket, toothbrush, toothpaste, brush or comb, deodorant and various reading materials along with other necessities family members need while they are staying with a loved one in the hospital.


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ear Abby: I’m a homemaker with two sweet little girls. As precious as they are to me, I have a problem that is preventing me from giving them the kind of life they deserve. I hate to leave my house. Anytime I have to leave the house I start sweating, my heart starts pounding, and by the time I return home I’m exhausted and can do nothing more for the rest of the day. My girls are asking to go to parties, have me volunteer in their classrooms, and they want to join Girl Scouts. I don’t know what to do! I want them to experience all of these things, but the thought of how I’ll have to leave the house and all the people I will have to meet and try to converse with brings me to tears. I don’t want my anxieties to rub off onto my children. What should I do? – Homebound in Anderson, Calif. Dear Homebound: Call your doctor and have a frank conversation about

how stressful it is for you to leave the house and interact with people. Then ask for a referral to a mental health professional who treats panic and phobic disorders, because it appears you ADVICE have at least one. Fortunately, problems Dear such as yours are treatAbby able – but in order to get ■■■ the help you need, you will have to ASK for it. Make it your first New Year’s resolution. Dear Abby: At a recent social gathering I was taking digital photos and handed my camera to a friend so she could view the last shot. She then proceeded to scroll backward through a large number of previous shots I had taken, most of them from other events. She even questioned me about one of them.

I think what she did was uncalled-for and intrusive. What do you think? I have since dumped the camera’s contents onto a computer and purged them from my camera. – Robert In Portland, Maine Dear Robert: Those must have been some “hot” shots to have elicited such a strong defensive reaction. If you didn’t want your friend to see the pictures you had shot previously, you shouldn’t have handed her the camera. Dear Abby: I have been keeping company with a man for the past 10 years. Our spouses are deceased. He sometimes receives invitations to weddings, parties, etc. addressed only to him. Without consulting me, he will call and tell these people that if I am not invited, then he will not attend – so they are forced to tell him it’s OK if I come, too. I am very uncomfortable about these situations.

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uestion: Once Christmas Day has arrived and the presents have been opened, my children always seem to be disappointed. They’re not ungrateful or bratty, but I’m curious if you have any suggestions on how to beat the “post-holiday blues”? Dr. Dobson: For children and many adults, anticipation is all too often greater than realization. Our kids were no different. The happy days of Christmas came and went so quickly that my wife and I always sought a way to hold on to the pleasure a while longer. We developed a custom of saving our Christmas cards that came from friends and loved ones far and wide, and after New Year’s Day, we’d put them on a tray near the dinner table. Every night we selected four cards, one for each family member, and we read them and the enclosed letters. We then prayed for those families around our table. This tradition can take months to complete, depending on the number of cards received. With the busy days of Christmas behind us, we could better enjoy the beauty of the cards, and absorb the meaningful verses and personal notes. The Christmas traditions that we developed through the years were not unique to the Dobson household. But they were extremely meaningful to each member of our family. These activities served to emphasize the two vitally important


themes that embody the Christmas spirit: celebration of Jesus’ birth and life, and celebration of love for one another and for the entire human family.

Dr. James Dobson

Question: I am 19 years old, and I have struggled with a bad self-concept all my life. It seems that everyone I know has more to offer than I do. I envy the girls who are better looking, more athletic, or smarter than I am. I just don’t measure up to my own expectations. How can I deal with my own insecurities? ■■■

Dr. Dobson: Someone said, “Comparison is the root of all inferiority.” It is true. When you look at another person’s strengths and compare them to your own weaknesses, there is no way to come out feeling good about yourself. That is what you are doing when you pit yourself against the “best and brightest” around you. This destructive game begins in elementary school when we begin to evaluate ourselves critically. Even at that young age, our selfimage is shaped by how we stack up against our peers. It’s not how tall we are that matters – it’s who is tallest. It’s not how fast we can run – it’s who runs fastest. It’s

not how smart we are – it’s who is smartest. It’s not how pretty or handsome we are – it’s who is most gorgeous. Thus begins a pattern of self-doubt that often becomes all-consuming during adolescence. For some people it continues well into adult life. This is why millions of women buy fashion magazines and then envy the beauty of the models. It’s why we watch Miss America contests and why some men read about successful and powerful businessmen. When we do that, we’re weighing ourselves against the most admired assets of others. It is an exercise that brings us nothing but pain, and yet we continue to engage in it. It appears that you are caught up in this destructive pattern. Perhaps a wise counselor or pastor can help you see that you are a worthy human being exactly the way you are and that God has designed you for a specific purpose. Mental and spiritual health begin with an acceptance of life as it is and a willingness to make the most of what has been given. When that is achieved, comparison with others is no longer an important issue. DR. DOBSON is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 ( Questions and answers are excerpted from “Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide” and “Bringing Up Boys,” both published by Tyndale House.

I feel that after 10 years my name, or at least “and guest,” should appear on the invitation or I should not go. Because I don’t want him to stay home, I usually end up going. What do you think about this? – Uncomfortable In Wisconsin Dear Uncomfortable: Your gentleman friend’s behavior is rude. Guest lists are usually limited for economic reasons. He should not be attempting to “blackmail” his prospective hosts. Many hosts handle situations like this by cheerfully telling the boor who tries it, “Sorry you won’t attend. We’ll miss you!” I don’t blame you for feeling awkward. My advice is not to do anything that makes you uncomfortable. 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. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.



Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Matt Koester, 27; Gerard Depardieu, 61; Cokie Roberts, 66; John Amos, 70 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: You can make major changes to your home and family situation, bringing about less stress and greater comfort. You’ll be able to cut overhead or give yourself a lifestyle more suitable to your needs. A commitment can be made that will help regulate how you do things in the future. You can get something you’ve wanted if you save. Your numbers are 5, 9, 13, 28, 35, 39, 43 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t be so hard on yourself. You must let go of the past in order to move forward. Now is not the time to put demands on yourself or on others. Relax and regroup, rethink and reevaluate. ★★★ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let what others do get to you when you have so much going for you. Sit back with friends or loved ones and plan your vacations for the upcoming year or strategize your game plan. Love is in the stars. ★★★ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put a little effort into your surroundings. Tidy up or make some alterations. Expect to receive a gift or cash from an unlikely source. An added responsibility will help you as much as it hinders you. ★★★ CANCER (June 21-July 22): The time spent with a partner or peer will be eye-opening. There is plenty to learn by observing how others react to situations. You will discover the true meaning of love and how important it is to be a nurturer. Patience will be required. ★★★★ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Start to get your professional plans in order for the new year. It’s vital that you are well-prepared to make the necessary changes as soon as the opportunity opens up. Check out more efficient ways to take care of personal responsibilities. ★★ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Share your thoughts and plans with others and you will get a new slant on old ideas. A trip will pay off. Love

is on the rise and a social event will lead to an interesting end to a great evening. ★★★★★ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will face trouble at home and with family members. Listen but don’t try to tell anyone how to do things or you will be shut out. Be wise in how you deal with stubborn individuals. ★★★ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Discuss your plans with the person your decisions will influence the most. Don’t hold back or try to spare someone the real truth. Change is heading your way so clear any unfinished business before moving forward. ★★★ SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take on a challenge or get involved in something creative or unique. You are up for an adventure or a trip to visit an old friend or lover. You can find out where you stand and what the possibilities are if you are straightforward about your feelings. ★★★ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let anyone limit you or hold you back. Get things out in the open so you can move forward. Share your good fortune with friends and family. Your kindness will be returned many times over in the new year. ★★★★★ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t get angry about the way things are, do something about it. Speak up and you will find out where you stand. It’s time to be honest with yourself and others about your plans, expectations and goals. ★★ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Question your motives. Decide what’s best for you and go after it. Someone from your past will bring clarity to the confusion you have been feeling. Prepare to make whatever adjustments are required. ★★★★ ONE STAR: It’s best to avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes or read a good book. Two stars: You can accomplish but don’t rely on others for help. Three stars: If you focus, you will reach your goals. Four stars: You can pretty much do as you please, a good time to start new projects. Five stars: Nothing can stop you now. Go for the gold.

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ear Dr. Donohue: Our neighbor’s cat had a litter of kittens about three months ago. She has given away all but two of the kittens. My daughter, 10 years old, spends much time with these cats and would like to have one. I have some reservations. Two weeks ago, she showed me a bump under her arm. She had a red, raised bump that was tender to the touch. I told her we’d watch it for a few more days. It got larger, so I took her to our doctor, who said she has catscratch disease. She isn’t getting any treatment. Should she? – T.M. You wouldn’t call cat-scratch disease common, but it’s not exceptionally rare, either. It happens to about 25,000 people annually in the United States. For a small number, it’s a serious infection that can damage internal organs like the liver and the brain, but more than 90 percent of cases are local infections that heal on their own. Kittens and wild cats are the ones most likely to carry the germ. They don’t look sick, and they are not sick. A scratch or a bite from an infected cat

transmits the germ to people. Shortly after, a small red lump appears at the scratch site. It can be so insignificant that it’s ignored. From one to seven weeks later, one or more lymph nodes swell. Since the scratch usually HEALTH is on the hand or arm, a node in the armpit is the Dr. Paul one that most frequently Donohue becomes enlarged. It ■■■ turns red and is very tender to the touch. Headache, lowgrade fever and muscle pains are other symptoms that might appear. Standard practice is to not treat an uncomplicated case of cat-scratch disease. Signs of it, including the swollen lymph node, are gone in two to four months. In the exception to this rule, when the illness is serious, antibiotics are given. Azithromycin is one that’s frequently chosen.

had a vasectomy after the third child. My wife-to-be wants to start our own family. She has never been married. How successful are vasectomy reversals? – L.C.

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Dear Dr. Donohue: My wife and I have been married for 40 years. For at least 30 of those 40 years, I have had a

Men should consider vasectomies as being permanent before they make the decision to have one. However, using a microscope, doctors can rejoin the cut end of the vas deferens, the tube that carries sperm from the testicles and into the seminal fluid. The kinds of vasectomy are many, and vasectomy type affects the success of establishing a functioning vas. The time that’s elapsed since the vasectomy is another important consideration. If the reversal is done within three years of the vasectomy, pregnancy rates of 75 percent have been obtained. If 15 or more years have passed since the vasectomy, pregnancy rates can drop to as low as 30 percent.

soft lump on my back that has never given me a day of grief. It’s just there. My wife has suddenly decided that it could be a cancer, and she insists I see a doctor. Do you think this is necessary? – M.K. A soft lump that has been present for 30 years without changing and without causing any symptoms is not likely to be cancer. It could be a lipoma. A lipoma is an encapsulated ball of fatty tissue. Lipomas that hurt, interfere with movement or are cosmetically displeasing can be removed. Another possibility is a sebaceous cyst. Such a cyst consists of oily material encircled by tough body-packaging tissue. It, too, can be left alone. In all those 30 years, haven’t you seen a single doctor? The next time you do, ask about this lump. DR. DONOHUE regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475

Young fashion fans know how to pull it together BY SAMANTHA CRITCHELL AP FASHION WRITER


him to the brands that now Shaw rattles off: his David Yurman jewelry, True Religion jeans, Tom Ford suit and Gucci shoes. “Anywhere you go, you never know what can happen or who is looking at you. I want to look ready,” Shaw says. But even those who needn’t fear the paparazzi have bought in to that look-good, get-noticed mentality. Kyla Normand, 22, of North Kingstown, R.I., says she has always looked pulled together,

even when she was still a student at the University of Virginia. The economic downturn has made a professional appearance a must for women her age, she says. “The population of young people has to brand themselves as more professional and mature and capable of producing the same quality of work as someone with experience,” Normand says. “Maybe it’s materialistic, but dressing up definitely shows employers that a person values their job.”


Outfit is by Eric Daman, costume designer for “Gossip Girl.”


EW YORK – Dressing down – for the office, special occasions and even supposed black-tie affairs – has been around so long that today’s teenagers and 20somethings are over it. Instead of embracing the sloppy look that society has come to expect from its youth, this generation takes pride in pulling its look together. There might not be a better occasion to pull out all the stops than New Year’s Eve, when people are in the mood for a party and everyone has that new digital camera tucked in the pocket. “Young people are really excited about getting dressed up,” says Eric Daman, costume designer for “Gossip Girl.” But he adds that there’s nothing old or stodgy about the new “fancy.” “They like to mix a great little leather jacket with a cocktail dress, or they’ll take that leather jacket and make it a New Year’s outfit with a sequin blazer, a boy’s tank top and skinny jeans and rock ’n’ roll boots. They’ll take a dress-up item and dress it down just enough,” says Daman, whose style-advice book “You Know You Want It” was just published by Clarkson Potter. “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester writes in the forward that she had a more casual style before Daman persuaded her to start trying on trends. “I feel so much more comfortable going outside of myself and dressing up; I appreciate designer clothing and beautiful material,” she writes. Spoken like a connoisseur of fashion – and Meester is 23 years old. And there’s no doubt that Meester and costar Blake Lively are considered trendsetters, with them turning out to attend, say, an afternoon fashion show in a cocktail frock. There’s no grunge here as their onand off-set wardrobes are chronicled by the press. Perhaps it’s not lost on these young stars that the lasting fashion images of the class of celebrities just before them – Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, included – are mostly disheveled “don’ts.” For 17-year-old Doc Shaw, of Disney Channel’s “Deck Life With

Zack and Cody,” the turning point in his wardrobe came young. “I’ve been dressing up for years. I like to know I look presentable.” Sure, he was teased a little in his Atlanta-area public school, he says, but now he sees 13- and 14-year-olds trending toward the geek-chic look. Shaw likes to think he was ahead of that curve. And where did he get the idea that dressing up gets you noticed for the right reasons? Music videos, he says. Videos also exposed

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REENBRIER, Ark. – As you walk through the field beside them, it’s difficult to tell if that rumble is the sound of their mighty footsteps or your heart thumping in your chest. Then just before you sink into the forest, one of the elephants throws her trunk into the air and trumpets, and you’re certain what you’re witnessing is nothing short of magical. You’re not on an African safari. You’re in Arkansas, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, at a sanctuary for unwanted elephants. And this may be the closest you’ll ever get to these mammoth creatures. Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary will celebrate its 20th year in 2010. For years, owners Scott and Heidi Riddle have opened its gates for the Elephant Experience Weekend, where visitors get up close and personal with the sanctuary’s eight African and Asian elephants over three days. The weekends, held about six times per year, help the small nonprofit cover the cost of caring for and feeding the elephants. But the Riddles say it’s more about the education and conservation of the animals they’ve spent their whole lives working with. “There might be somebody sitting in that room who might have some fantastic, positive impact on the future of all elephants in the world,” said Scott, who has trained and managed elephants for 44 years. But on this weekend, it’s the elephants that have the impact. On the first evening as guests sit around assorted lawn chairs under a big white tent swapping stories about who they are and where they’re from, a loud gasp brings a sudden halt to the conversation. It’s Miss Bets, the sanctuary’s rambunctious 2-year-old African elephant, and her


Scott Riddle, owner of Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, rests on Asian elephant Peggy in Greenbrier, Ark. mother Amy, and they’re headed to their barn for the night. The handlers stop briefly to allow each of the 11 guests to feed the baby a marshmallow, her favorite treat. That night, as guests dine in the chow hall, Asian elephants Peggy and Betty Boop – affectionately known as Booper – munch on hay and twigs under the stars a couple dozen feet away. Over the next two days, guests get plenty of hands-on experience with the elephants, learning along the way what it takes to care for the massive beasts. Peggy and Booper lie on their sides and let the group bathe them, using brushes to remove the mud that gets trapped in their bristly hairs. One of the most important parts of caring for captive elephants is foot care, so guests pitch in one afternoon to give Peggy a pedicure. One by one, the Midwestern doctor, the eBay powerseller from Chicago and even the journalist from Richmond, Va., take



RIDDLE’S ELEPHANT AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: Located in Greenbrier, Ark., about 45 miles north of Little Rock; or 501-589-3291. Elephant Experience Weekend, $700 per person, includes all meals and lodging. Participants must be 18 years or older. Open to the public the first Saturday of each month 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Adults $5, children 2 and under, free. turns using a metal rasp to file each toenail to a perfectly rounded edge. “For us to stand there and this 8,000-pound animal standing on top of you, just to be in that presence was just overwhelming,” said Chris Martucci of Chicago, who was there in May with his wife, Deanna. The sanctuary sits on 330 acres about an hour north of Little Rock, down the sort of winding country road where it’s safe for a turtle to cross during rush hour. Red metal barns and buildings, including the dormitory and chow hall, dot the rolling landscape. Horses graze in the distance, and a rooster serves as an alarm clock.

“It was like a camp, a farm and a sanctuary all in one,” said Deanna Martucci. Most of the buildings were built with grants or donated funds, often with donated metal or wood. They’re not pretty, the Riddles say, but they’re functional. Scott and Heidi Riddle met while working at the Los Angeles Zoo. They married in 1986, and opened the sanctuary four years later. Elephants were easy to get then, and zoos didn’t always look at them as a long-term responsibility. The Riddles wanted to open a sanctuary for all elephants, no matter the sex or species, and especially for those prob-

lem elephants that zoos, circuses or individuals were looking to unload. But they also understood that to ensure the survival of the endangered species, they must study the animals and educate others about them. The sanctuary has long taken monthly blood samples from each of its elephants. The data is used in research, such as one study on herpes, which remains the No. 1 killer of both African and Asian elephants. They also have been active in a study try to develop a repellant that will keep elephants away from crops in India and other areas of the world where the human-elephant conflict is killing off the elephants. “We’ve always felt it was important to, when you have these elephants that are captive, to not only learn as much as you can about them, but then to educate about them,” Heidi said. The Riddles started with three of their own, and at one point had more than a dozen elephants.

Miss Bets is the third African elephant born at the sanctuary, all to first-time mothers. Asian elephant Hank is the nation’s No. 1 semen donor. Scott still tears up when he talks about the death of Mary, a pachyderm with a penchant for painting that he refers to as a member of the family. Mary died while giving birth. She is one of three elephants buried on a picturesque portion of the sanctuary. During the weekend, guests take a hay ride around the sprawling property, stopping by a stream to gather rocks to place on the memorials. Gabrielle Durrell of San Diego, said her weekend at the sanctuary was “the actualization of a dream.” “People really should educate themselves on the plight of the elephant and come out here and spend a few days doing something that they never would have thought about doing,” she said. Besides the weekends, the sanctuary opens to the public for a few hours the first Saturday of every month. There’s enough interest that they could open it all the time, but Heidi said they are more concerned with caring for the elephants. “It’s an opportunity for people to kind of understand better what it takes to manage elephants,” Heidi said. “It’s not as black and white as it’s often portrayed to be. They are many shades of gray.”

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Maggie Ruth Farlow and Christopher Brower Cline, both of Archdale, NC, were united in marriage November 28, 2009, at Marlboro Friends Meeting, Sophia, NC. John Sides officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony. Musicians were Corine Brouwer and Colleen Chenail, violinists and Nancy Clark, cellist. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Sharon Farlow of Sophia, NC. She is the granddaughter of Richard and Lynda Petty of Randleman, NC, and Gerry Farlow of Sophia, NC. The groom is the son of Johnny and Theresa Cline of Seagrove, NC. He is the grandson of Richard and Barbara Brower of Asheboro, NC. Escorted by her father, Terry Farlow, the bride was attended by her sister, Hannah Farlow, as maid of honor and Jamie Garner, sister of groom, as matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mallory Bonkemeyer, Allison Farlow, Sarah Land, Sarah Luck and Montgomery Lee Maggie Farlow Schlappi. Weds Chris Cline The groom chose his father, Johnny Cline, to serve as best man. Groomsman was Kyle Farlow. Ushers were Eddie Dove, Glenn Garner, Justin Koechert, Brandon Land, Richard Luck and Thaddeus Moffitt. Flower girl was Aldyn Farlow. Ring bearer was Garrett Garner. Bible bearer was Harrison Moffitt. Program attendant was Helen Moffitt. Guest registrars were Margaret Luck and Mallory Moses. The reception, after the ceremony, was held at Proximity Hotel, Greensboro, NC. The bride is a graduate of Randleman High School and Guilford Technical Community College. She is a dental assistant for a pediatric dentist in Winston-Salem. The groom is a graduate of Southwest High School and attended Guilford Technical Community College. He is employed by the city of Greensboro, NC. Following a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple resides in Archdale, NC.

John and Chris Abbott of High Point, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Effie Abbott, to Peyton Clark Merriam of High Point, NC. The wedding is planned to be held in High Point, NC. Miss Abbott is a 2007 graduate of High Point Christian Academy. She is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Music major. Mr. Merriam is the son of George and Carlene Merriam of High Point, NC. He is a 2007 graduate of High Point Christian Academy. He is currently attending North Carolina State University as a Communications major.



Johnsons celebrate 60th anniversary Carlis and Joan Johnson of Thomasville, NC., celebrated 60 years of marriage December 23, 2009. There will be a celebration dinner at a later date. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were married December 23, 1949, at Oakview Methodist Church parsonage in High Point, NC. Mrs. Johnson is the former Joan Bowers. The couple have two children, Katherine Stevenson and husband Roger of Thomasville, NC, and Terry Johnson and wife Clarice of Greensboro, NC; and two grandchildren. Mr. Johnson is retired from Johnson Veneer. Mrs. Johnson is retired from Sears Distribution Center in Greensboro.

Emily Abbott To wed Peyton Merriam

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Virginia Helms To wed Coulter Warlick

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Phifer Helms of Charlotte, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Elizabeth Helms, to Coulter Allan Warlick of Charlotte, NC. The wedding is planned for June 12, 2010, in Blowing Rock, NC. Miss Helms is a 2001 graduate of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Accounting at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. She is employed by National Gypsum in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Warlick is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Coulter Warlick of High Point, NC. He is a 2001 graduate of High Point Central High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is employed by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in Charlotte, NC.

Honeycutt - McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Honeycutt of Thomasville, NC, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Honeycutt, to Matthew Richard McLaughlin of Mebane, NC. The wedding is planned for May 29, 2010, at Triangle Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC. Miss Honeycutt is a 2006 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Elon University. Mr. McLaughlin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McLaughlin of Randolph, NY. He is a 2005 graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and is currently a music instructor in Durham, NC.

Heather Honeycutt To wed Matthew McLaughlin

Mabry - Hale Randy and Cathy Mabry of High Point, NC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Mabry, to Andrew Hale of Durham, NC. The wedding is planned for February 20, 2010, in Durham, NC. Miss Mabry is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed by King Properties in Durham, NC, as a property manager. Mr. Hale is the son of Doug and Karen Hale of Charlotte, NC. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University. He is employed by Carrboro Fire Department.

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Maness couple celebrate 25th anniversary Andy and Lori Maness of High Point, NC, celebrated 25 years of marriage December 22, 2009, with a dinner celebration at Giannos and a New Year’s trip to Boone. The celebration was hosted by their daughters, Molly Maness and Mandy Maness, both of High Point, NC. Mr. and Mrs. Maness were married De-

cember 22, 1984, at First Methodist Church, High Point, NC. Mrs. Maness is the former Lori Koontz of High Point, NC. Mr. Maness is a teacher at The Academy at Lincoln in Greensboro, NC, and a professional bagpiper. Mrs. Maness is vice president at BB&T Wealth Management in Greensboro, NC.

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ear Dr. Fox: My 10-year-old male cat had to be euthanized on June 19 of this year. In February, he began to gag and vomit small amounts of food. He continued to be interested in food, but wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eating much. Gradually, he lost three to four pounds. My primary vet did X-rays and blood work and decided my cat had an â&#x20AC;&#x153;autoimmuneâ&#x20AC;? disease and would benefit from steroid shots every three weeks. My cat had bad breath, but the vet discounted dental issues. He had two shots, three weeks apart, and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to improve. So I got a second opinion. The new vet said that he had severe dental problems, but wanted an endoscopy done to rule out other problems. We gave him an abdominal sonogram, an endoscopy and more blood work. All tests were satisfactory, and I agreed to dental work. As my cat recovered, he began to eat again and gained 11 ounces. The dentist said he was healing nicely. A week later, he died. After his dental surgery I had purchased an over-the-counter spot-on flea product. Being between vets, my cat was not getting his usual medication, and I was concerned about his comfort. He began to display neurological symptoms that I did not recognize at first: He began to limp, gradually leaning to one side, seeming confused. This occurred over a period of two-and-a-half weeks. I thought he had hurt his leg, but right before I scheduled an appointment with the vet, he had a seizure in the middle of the night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thrashing about, crying and leaving one pupil completely enlarged. He couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to regain his balance and was fairly nonresponsive. I agreed to euthanize him and have been heartbroken ever since. I would like to know what you think of the treatment he received and if you think the flea product could be what killed him. Thinking the latter breaks my heart even more, as it was a poor choice. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; M.C., Staten Island, N.Y. Dear M.C.: I am saddened and frustrated about what happened to your beloved cat. Dental disease (which can lead to secondary diseases of internal organs and overwhelming toxic-bacterial invasion) is all too common in cats. The fact that the second veterinarian identified this as the probable cause of your catâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s malaise is a telling point. But I question the additional costly tests.

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Michael Jackson basks in the audience applause at the conclusion of his final concert in Los Angeles.

A year of mortality Nobel winner, King of Pop left us in ’09 BY POLLY ANDERSON ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

Of all the notables who died in 2009, the one who most changed the world could have walked down any Main Street USA without causing a stir. Scientist Norman Borlaug, who died Sept. 12 at age 95, developed crops that enabled Third World farmers to wrest more food from their land. His “green revolution” was credited with averting global famKennedy ine — and won him a Nobel Peace Prize. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and his sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver were born into America’s pre-eminent political family and spent decades living up to its tradition of service. Michael Jackson helped create his own family dynasty, this one rooted in show business, as the lead singer for The Jackson 5 when he was just a child. He grew up to become one of entertainment’s most influential and controversial figures as the King of Pop, and his death at age 50 was as mystifying as his life. They are just four of the men and women of achievement who died in 2009. The political world said goodbye to Jack Kemp, Claiborne Pell, Robert McNamara, Jody Powell and writers William Safire,

Irving Kristol and Robert Novak. Overseas, we lost two courageous dissidents who went on to lead their countries — Corazon Aquino of the Philippines and Kim Dae-jung of South Korea. In death, another dissident, Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, spurred others to mount new protests. In the arts, those who died in 2009 include groundbreaking choreographer Merce Cunningham; photographer Irving Penn; painter Andrew Wyeth; and novelist John Updike. We relived historic tragedies as we lost the last Titanic survivor, the last leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a veteran who fought in the trenches during World War I, and a polio victim who spent more than 60 years in an iron lung. Scholars John Hope Franklin and Claude Levi-Strauss took history and anthropology into new directions. Teacherturned-author Frank McCourt wrote movingly of his painful growing-up. Oral Roberts preached to millions. Broadcast journalism lost founding fathers Walter Cronkite and Don Hewitt. TV also brought us Ed McMahon, the ultimate talk show sidekick; Bea Arthur, whose comic delivery hit home like a boxer’s punch; and Farrah Fawcett, whose beauty launched a multitude of magazine covers. We lost men named Chaplin and Freud and DiMaggio, who managed to excel in the shadow of their famous relatives. The notorious killers Howard Unruh and Susan Atkins died, both having spent much of their lives in custody. Abortion pro-


In this Aug. 15, 1958 file photo, Associated Press staff reporter Robert Novak is shown at work as he talks on the telephone in the Senate Press Gallery on Capitol Hill in Washington. vider Dr. George Tiller, whose clinic was a longtime site of protests, and NFL quarterback Steve McNair were shot to death. Here, a roll call of some of the people who died in 2009. (Cause of death cited for younger people if available.) JANUARY: Patrick McGoohan, 80. Emmy-winning actor; star of “The Prisoner.” Jan. 13. Andrew Wyeth, 91. Artist whose portraits and landscapes combined realism, modern melancholy. Jan. 16. John Updike, 76. Pulitzer-winning novelist, essayist. Jan. 27. FEBRUARY: James Whitmore, 87. Many-faceted actor; did one-man shows on Harry Truman, Will Rogers. Feb. 6. Paul Harvey, 90. Radio news, talk pioneer; one of nation’s most familiar

voices. Feb. 28. MARCH: John Hope Franklin, 94. Towering scholar of African-American studies. March 25. Irving R. Levine, 86. Bow-tied NBC newsman; explained fine points of economics. March 27. APRIL: Dave Arneson, 61. Cocreated Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game. April 7. Bea Arthur, 86. Her sharp delivery propelled “Maude,” “The Golden Girls”; won Tony for “Mame.” April 25. MAY: Dom DeLuise, 75. Portly actor with offbeat style (“The Cannonball Run”). May 4. Mickey Carroll, 89. One of last surviving Munchkins from “The Wizard of Oz.” May 7. JUNE: David Carradine, 72. Actor (“Kung Fu,” “Kill Bill”). June 4. Ed McMahon, 86. Ebullient “Tonight” show sidekick who bolstered Johnny Carson. June 23. Farrah Fawcett, 62. 1970s sex symbol, star of “Charlie’s Angels.” June 25. Michael Jackson, 50. The King of Pop. June 25. Billy Mays, 50. Burly, bearded television pitchman. June 28. Heart disease. JULY: Karl Malden, 97. Oscarwinning actor; a star despite his plain looks (“A Streetcar Named Desire”). July 1. Robert S. McNamara, 93. Pentagon chief who directed escalation of Vietnam War despite private doubts. July 6. Walter Cronkite, 92. Premier TV anchorman of networks’ golden age. July 17. AUGUST: Corazon Aquino, 76. Former Philippines presi-


dent who swept away a dictator with 1986 “people power” revolt. Aug. 1. John Hughes, 59. Writer-director of youth-oriented comedies (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Home Alone”). Aug. 6. Heart attack. Les Paul, 94. Guitar virtuoso; invented solid-body electric guitar and multitrack recording. Aug. 13. Robert Novak, 78. Combative TV and newspaper pundit who loved “making life miserable for hypocritical, posturing politicians.” Aug. 18. Don Hewitt, 86. TV news pioneer who created “60 Minutes,” produced it for 36 years. Aug. 19. Dominick Dunne, 83. Best-selling author who told stories of shocking crimes among the rich and famous. Aug. 26. SEPTEMBER: Bill Hefner, 79. 12-term North Carolina congressman; also a gospel singer. Sept. 2. Patrick Swayze, 57. Dancer turned movie superstar in “Dirty Dancing,” “Ghost.” Sept. 14. Pancreatic cancer. Mary Travers, 72. Onethird of 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary (“If I Had a Hammer”). Sept. 16. William Safire, 79. Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist. Sept. 27. OCTOBER: Soupy Sales, 83. Rubberfaced comedian whose career was built on thousands of pies to the face. Oct. 22. NOVEMBER: Dr. William Ganz, 90. Cardiologist; co-developer of device to measure heart function. Nov. 10. DECEMBER: Gene Barry, 90. He was TV’s well-dressed man of action in “Bat Masterson,” “Burke’s Law” and “The Name of the Game.” Dec. 9.

The nation had lost 448 of its brightest and bravest through the last week of December in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There were 299 U.S. military personnel killed during 2009 in Afghanistan and 149 killed in Iraq, according to figures from The Associated Press. Many of the military deaths in Afghanistan happened since the fall as the U.S. military intensified its engagement, a trend that promises to accelerate in the new year as President Barack Obama dispatches tens of thousands of more troops to the nation where the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were planned and launched. The Obama administration, as the president pledged during the 2008 campaign, is winding down the American military presence in Iraq through next year. The Obama administration, after a decade in which thousands of U.S. casualties took place in Iraq following the 2003 invasion under the Bush presidency, is handing over security to the Iraqis in a phased-out military withdrawal.



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Questions concern NFL bonus pay, terror prosecutions THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Beyond the fame and glory that come to NFL players who star in the postseason or win the Super Bowl, what’s it mean to their wallets? Curiosity about bonus pay for playoff victories inspired one of the questions in this edition of “Ask AP,” a weekly Q&A column where AP journalists respond to readers’ questions about the news. If you have your own news-related question that you’d like to see answered by an AP reporter or editor, send it to, with “Ask AP” in the subject line. And please include your full name and hometown so they can be published with your question. You can also find Ask AP on AP Mobile, a multimedia news portal available on Internet-enabled mobile devices. Go to http://www.apnews. com/ to learn more. Q. The recent revelation of the online publication of TSA screening protocols referred to identification cards for members of Congress. This implies that members of Congress are exempt from the typical airline screening procedures that average citizens are subjected to. Has Congress contrived yet another way to insulate itself from the travel hassles inflicted on the rest of us? KJ Hoffman Basking Ridge, N.J. A. Members of Congress are not exempt from airport passenger screening, Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Kristin Lee says. But

senators and House members can use their official ID cards in lieu of a driver’s license or passport at screening checkpoints, she says. The TSA screeners’ manual includes examples not only of congressional IDs but also of other not-often-seen federal IDs that are valid substitutes for driver’s licenses or passports at screening checkpoints. They include those for CIA agents, federal air marshals and federal Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco agents. Eileen Sullivan AP Homeland Security Writer Washington Q. How much extra pay do players whose teams advance in the NFL playoffs earn? Tom Jeffs Edison, N.J. A. Here’s how the playoff pay breaks down: • Wild-card round — Division winner: $21,000 ($20,000 in 2008); other: $19,000 ($18,000 in 2008) • Divisional playoffs — Winners and losers get $21,000 ($20,000 in 2008) • Conference Championships — Winners and losers get $38,000 ($37,500 in 2008) • Super Bowl — Winners: $83,000 ($78,000 in 2008); losers: $42,000 ($40,000 in 2008) • Pro Bowl — Winners: $45,000 (same as 2008); losers: $22,500 (same as 2008). To sum up: A player on a division winner participating in the wild-card

round and winning the Super Bowl would receive a total of $163,000. A player on a wild-card team that wins the Super Bowl would get a total of $161,000. Barry Wilner AP Football Writer Q. It’s been about a year since the terror attacks in Mumbai, India. I was wondering whether the alleged perpetrators of the attacks in Pakistan have been caught and convicted yet. And have the targeted hotels reopened? Daniel Lippman Washington A. Nine of the 10 attackers were killed in the siege. Indian police arrested one, who is currently on trial in Mumbai. Pakistan has put seven alleged militants on trial, charged with either training the assailants or helping organize and fund the attacks. At least two of the men have been named by India as the masterminds. The closed-door trial began in November and is expected to last several months. (In India on Friday, the accused gunman retracted his confession, saying police tortured him into admitting his role in the attacks that left 166 people dead. On the day the attacks started, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab now claims, police took him from his cell because he resembled one of the gunmen, shot him to make it look like he had been involved in the violence and re-arrested him.) The hotels are resuming operations. Erika Kinetz in Mumbai, India, and Chris Brummitt in Islamabad AP Writers

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GREENSBORO – You won’t catch a “for sale” sign outside The Inn at Greensboro College. Yet, college officials are quietly entertaining offers for the sale of the dormitory, said R. Carter Pate, chairman of the Greensboro College board of trustees. If the West Market Street property is sold, Pate said Monday it’s highly unlikely any students would have to move. Of the po-

tential buyers college officials have spoken with, none wants to kick out the students. Instead, he said, they have shown interest in adding more students. The possible sale of the inn comes as Greensboro College tries to financially restructure itself. Pate, an alumnus and managing partner in a global accounting firm, was named chairman in July to lead those efforts. Pate said the college may sell the inn to reduce its overall debt and help put the school back on sound financial footing.

“I don’t view it as a longterm core asset,” he said of the property. Greensboro College bought the inn in 2002 to provide more living space for its students. It was formerly known as University Inn. The coed dorm for upperclassmen has room for about 110. Its rooms feature private entrances and baths, and students have access to a kitchen and dining area, lounge and on-site laundry, according to the college Web site. It also offers some apartment-style suites.


RALEIGH – Former state Sen. Cal Cunningham figures he needs $8.5 million to win the U.S. Senate race. Cunningham, a Lexington Democrat, described his fundraising needs and chances in the election in a prospectus. His budget is based on

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s victory over Republican Elizabeth Dole last year. The prospectus says Hagan raised and spent $8.5 million – $1.4 million in primary spending and $7.1 million in general election campaign spending. “Cunningham anticipates spending $1.5 million to communicate in the primary campaign

and another $7 million for the general election,” according to the prospectus. The document is written as a question-and-answer pitch about Cunningham’s chances and assets. Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is vulnerable, according to the prospectus, because his polling numbers are down and his votes in the Senate can be used against him. The document says noth-

ing about Cunningham’s Democratic primary opponents, Elaine Marshall and Kenneth Lewis. The prospectus says Cunningham has the full backing of the national Democratic Party. Cunningham, who works as an attorney with a Winston-Salem law firm, indicated earlier this month that he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in the May 4 primary.

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In this film publicity image released by Universal Pictures, Meryl Streep (from left), Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and Lake Bell are shown in a scene from “It’s Complicated.”

Love is simple-minded in comedy ‘It’s Complicated’ BY DAVID GERMAIN AP MOVIE WRITER




riter-director Nancy Meyers’ latest relationship comedy “It’s Complicated” isn’t what the name promises at all. It’s simple, almost as simple about grown-up romance and heartache as the average Hollywood teen comedy is about youthful love and sex. That said, a simple-minded story can benefit enormously with Meryl Streep on screen for almost an entire movie. Streep follows her delightful turn as Julia Child in “Julie & Julia” and sparkling voice work in “Fantastic Mr. Fox” with a charming performance as a divorced woman in an affair with her remarried ex-husband (Alec Baldwin) and a flirtation with a

new man (Steve Martin). It’s got to be hard, hard work to bring authenticity to a character as potentially artificial and shallow as Streep’s Jane Adler. Streep makes everything look effortless and real these days, singing, dancing single mom in “Mamma Mia!” over the summer, stern, inflexible nun in “Doubt” come winter. She probably could have played one of the 10-foot-tall, blue-skinned aliens in James Cameron’s “Avatar” in curlers and a housedress and made it seem as genuine without any of the elaborate digital enhancements used to top off that film’s stars. Too bad Streep has to put on

this nice show to such superficial effect in “It’s Complicated,” and for that matter, too bad for Baldwin, Martin and the rest of an earnest supporting cast led by John Krasinski. Meyers serves up fluff as light as the pastries Jane bakes for a living, a story to make divorced people wish their broken marriages and the ugly aftermath could be as fun and frolicsome as this. Ten years after Jake (Baldwin) left her, Jane has reached an uneasy peace with her ex, who’s now married to a younger woman (Lake Bell). With three grown children (Caitlin Fitzgerald, Zoe Kazan and Hunter Parrish) and a rock-steady future son-in-law (Krasinski), Jane has put her life back together comfortably,

A witty ‘Ernest in Love’ blooms again on off-Broadway stage BY MICHAEL KUCHWARA AP DRAMA CRITIC


EW YORK – “Ernest in Love,” has returned nearly 50 years after this delightful little musical first graced an off-Broadway stage. Thanks to the enterprising Irish Repertory Theatre, the show, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” has resurfaced with most of its considerable charms intact. One of the casualties of the collapse of commercial off-Broadway has been the small musical. Intimate theaters in the East and West Village, as well as other areas of Manhattan, used to produce them with some regularity. Shows such as “The Threepenny Opera,” “Little Mary Sunshine,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and, of course, “The Fantasticks.” True, not many ran as long as those four. Consider “Ernest in Love,” based on one of the greatest comedies ever. Wilde’s play is a devilish-


Ian Holcomb (from left), Beth Fowler and Brad Bradley are shown in a scene from the revival of “Ernest in Love,” playing off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York. ly funny tweak of British social conventions of the late 19th century. The musical, with book and lyrics by Anne Croswell and music by Lee Pockriss, first opened in May 1960 and expired less than four months later. Yet its memory has outlasted many other shows that ran longer, primarily because it was preserved by Columbia Records, a recording later reissued on CD by DRG.

What makes “Ernest in Love” so appealing is Croswell’s fidelity to the original source material. She provided a seamless adaptation, one that preserves the style and wit of Wilde’s masterpiece with its own graceful and often quite clever lyrics. Pockriss’ melodies are equally beguiling for both the upper and lower folks who populate Wilde’s class-conscious tale of deception, desire and decorum.

serenely. She runs a successful bakery and restaurant in California and has a gorgeous house that she’s about to turn into a palace with additions and modifications. Then bam! Jane and Jake find themselves alone over dinner and many drinks at a hotel in New York City, where they and the rest of family have gathered for their son’s college graduation. Sparks are rekindled, a rash one-nighter leads to an affair, and Jane finds herself wooed by Jake, who’s dissatisfied with the new wife and wants the old one back. And wouldn’t you know it? This happens just as Jane and her divorced and lonely architect Adam (Martin) start taking an interest in each other.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Captain EO” is moonwalking back to Disneyland. The theme park recently announced plans to bring back the 3-D sci-fi film starring Michael Jackson next February, over 23 years after Jackson the attraction debuted in Anaheim, Calif. The 17-minute film starred the late King of Pop as a singing-and-dancing intergalactic commander. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and executive produced by George Lucas. In the film, Jackson leads a goofy alien and robot crew as they battle a wicked queen played by Anjelica Huston. “Captain EO” originally opened in Disneyland’s Tommorrowland in 1986 and ran for more than a decade. Identical versions later opened at other Disney theme parks. They were all closed by 1998. Jackson died June 25 at age 50.



Arts Council

NORTHWESTERN RANDOLPH County Arts Council is recruiting members. Those who become members through January receive discounts on event tickets. Members routinely receive newsletters, e-mails and access to special events. For more information or membership brochures, contact the arts council: e-mail, phone 802-1957, mail, P.O. Box 14530, Archdale, NC 27263.


Mary J. Blige delivers a soulful album BY MELANIE SIMS ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


ary J. Blige’s style – both musical and personal – has gradually evolved over her nearly 20-year career. The Grammy winner’s ninth studio album, “Stronger


U.S. director Tom Ford poses after his interview with Associated Press television where he talked about his film “A Single Man,” at a central London hotel on Dec. 11.

Tom Ford swaps fashion for film with ‘A Single Man’ BY JILL LAWLESS ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER


gets a gun and starts to set his affairs in order. Along the way he encounters his best friend, Charley (Julianne Moore, sporting a wardrobe to die for), and Kenny (Nicholas Hoult, all grown up since he played the boy in “About a Boy”), a young student who takes a slightly stalkerish interest in George. It’s all remarkably assured, but then the Texas-born Ford has never lacked ambition. Now 48, he transformed luxury brand Gucci in the 1990s before founding his own Tom Ford label. Filmmaking seemed like a small step. “I’ve just never let the thought of failure stop me when there was something I felt that I wanted to do,” he said. “I wanted to make a film. And I want to make another, and another, and another.”

withEach Tear” (Geffen Records), is the latest evidence of that evolution. The disc’s title track is an empowerment anthem, representative of recent chart-toppers that have given the “Queen of Hip-hop Soul” mainstream appeal. “In each tear there’s a lesson/ makes you wiser than before/ makes you stronger than you know,” Blige belts over

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ONDON – Fashion designer Tom Ford has made a seamless transition to filmmaker with “A Single Man,” the soulful, immaculately styled story of a grieving college professor in 1960s California. The ultra-confident Ford never doubted his abilities – though he admits plenty of other people did. “It’s funny, because everyone was so supportive,” Ford said. “And now that I’ve made the film, quite a few people have said to me, ‘Isn’t it nice you did that when everyone was laughing at you?’ ” They’re not laughing now. “A Single Man” has earned strong reviews – it opened widely across North America on Christ-

mas Day – and recently received Golden Globe nominations for its score and the performances of Julianne Moore and Colin Firth. Firth won the best-actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his performance as George Falconer, a gay Englishman in Los Angeles mourning the death of his longtime lover in a car accident. Ford – who directed, co-wrote and co-produced the film – has been praised for his subtle adaptation of Christopher Isherwood’s novel, which recounts a day in George’s life through seemingly unfilmable interior monologue. The film adds a dash of plot and gallons of visual flair. Unable to see a future without his partner Jim (Matthew Goode), George resolves to end it all. He

‘I Can See in Color’ is a gut-wrenching selection that comes from the movie ‘Precious.’

a steady, marching beat. Big buzz singer-rapper Drake joins the 38-year-old Blige songstress on the uptempo single “The One,” and T.I. lends his Southern drawl to the bouncy “Good Love.” Both songs are good, but “In the Morning” is great because the track features Blige tapping into her signature soulful sound. The same goes for the bluesy “I Can See in Color.” The gut-wrenching selection comes from the movie “Precious,” and is just one more example of Blige’s consistent ability to exude power even when expressing pain. CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: “All up in your fridge, and next will be the stove. Never let a girl cook in your kitchen,” Blige warns on TheDream and C. “Tricky” Stewart-produced “Kitchen.” The track has an old-school sound that makes this advice sound like something grandma might say.




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