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TRIAD – For the third time in as many weeks, residents of the area need to prepare for the chance of a winter storm. So far the outcomes of storm chances for the Triad have been one for two. A weather system about two weeks ago dumped several inches of snow on the greater High Point area, but a system last week only brought chilly rain. This week, there’s a chance of wintry precipitation during the middle to late part of the week, forecasters say. One storm system moving into the area from the southwest on Wednesday

Precipitation should turn to a cold rain Thursday. evening may create the possibility of wintry precipitation late Wednesday and early Thursday, said Frank Strait, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather. “It’s not going to be a major ice storm, we don’t think at this point. But it may be enough that there are some slick spots on the roads,” Strait said Monday. The precipitation should turn to a cold rain Thursday as temperatures rise above freezing, he said. A second system will approach the region Friday. “There’s a little bit more uncertainty on how that one is going to behave. Colder air will be coming in as this storm is departing, and it could end as a little bit of snow. But it doesn’t appear that’s going to be a major event either,” Strait said Monday. The National Weather Service in Raleigh indicated Monday afternoon that the chance is diminishing for a severe winter storm New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “The system that is coming at us now appears to be weakening rather than getting stronger. It looks like it is going to be too warm and just a chance of rain across the central Piedmont,” said National Weather Service forecaster Scott Sharp. Whether or not there’s wintry precipitation this week, area residents do need to prepare for frigid temperatures heading into the weekend. Highs on Saturday will reach only into the mid-30s, and strong winds gusting up to 25 mph to 30 mph will cause wind chills in the teens Saturday afternoon, Sharp said. Wind chills will dip into the single digits Saturday evening, he said. “That’s going to stay for a while,” Sharp said, with colder-than-normal temperatures extending into early next week. pjohnson@hpe.com | 888-3528

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Security breakdown. 6A BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT – Travelers who entered Piedmont Triad International Airport on Monday seemed unscathed by an attempted terrorist attack on a plane from Amsterdam to Detroit that took place over the holidays. “It really hasn’t been any different,” said Eric Seastruck, a Daytona Beach native on his way to Boston for a business trip, about national travel. He said he had been on three flights since Christmas Day, when a man on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 set off a device and was subdued by passengers and crew. Security and screening methods remained about the same or slightly

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heightened at the airport, according to Ted Johnson, executive director of PTIA. Johnson said he had not received changed instructions from the Transportation Security Administration. “I don’t know about international flights since we don’t have any of those at the airport, but it’s screening as usual,” Johnson said. “The only thing the TSA is requesting is that passengers arrive two hours before their flight is sched-

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Exec out at Merchandise Mart BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

HIGH POINT – Tim McGee is no longer the top local executive for Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., the second-largest owner and operator of showroom properties for the High Point Market. McGee left his job to pursue other opportunities, said Karen Olson, vice president of marketing in High Point for Merchandise Mart Properties. McGee, who left Merchandise Mart Properties earlier this month, couldn’t be reached for comment Monday by The High Point Enterprise. Merchandise Mart Properties owns and manages 2.1 million square feet of permanent showroom and traditional exhibit space in High Point. The Chicago-based company also runs the Chicago

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Tim McGee steps down at Merchandise Mart Properties. Merchandise Mart, the largest commercial trade show exhibition complex in the world. Its High Point showrooms include: Market Square, Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and National Furniture Mart. Olson said Merchandise Mart Properties’ existing management team has assumed McGee’s duties. “We have a strong man-

agement team in place that handles day-to-day operations here and will continue to do so. That’s the plan for the current time,” Olson said Monday. McGee, a Duke University graduate with a background in trade shows, manufacturing and the hospitality industry, came to High Point nine years ago to work for Merchandise Mart Properties.

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McGee, 43, later worked as vice president of leasing for Showplace, another major furniture showroom building, before returning to Merchandise Mart Properties. He was promoted to the top executive post in High Point for Merchandise Mart Properties more than a year ago when Tom Mitchell departed the job to become president of the International Home Furnishings Center, the city’s largest showroom complex. McGee has been active in tourism promotion, serving for years on the board of directors for the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau. He’s also been a member of the Rotary Club of High Point and a leader with the High Point Chamber of Commerce. pjohnson@hpe.com | 888-3528

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WILMINGTON (AP) – The site of a southeastern North Carolina plantation has been protected by its owner, who donated a conservation agreement over the land to North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. Jan Lewis made a gift of a conservation agreement over the 15-acre historic plantation in Pender County. The conservation agreement ensures that site of the historic 1800’s farmstead, located just north of Wilmington, will be protected from development. The Lewis family previously established a non-profit foundation that preserves and manages the mansion itself, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes. Among many popular events held at Poplar Grove are the Halloween Festival, Farmers Market, Herb and Garden Fair, and tours for school children.

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came to me and asked to have a birthday party this year, I was very

SHELBY – People who have birthdays in November and December often feel cheated when it comes to receiving gifts. They either don’t get much because Christmas is coming or their Christmas gift doubles as a birthday gift. But two little girls – the daughters of Susan and Michael White – turned that idea upside down this year. Erin, born Nov. 16, and Emily, born Dec. 1, decided to give on their birthday instead of receive. “When my daughters

The girls decided to give on their birthday instead of receive. hesitant,” said Susan. “I told them they really didn’t need anything and we really couldn’t afford the extra money to give a party.” The girls, who are 7

and 8, said they didn’t care about gifts; they just wanted their friends to come over and play. “I gave them an option to have their guests bring an item to donate to a charity of the birthday girls’ choice,” Susan said. “I wanted them to be 100 percent sure, because they weren’t going to get anything. They were so excited and loved the idea. How could I say no?” Erin decided to ask her friends to bring items for the seniors who live at Peak Center in Cherryville and Century Care in Shelby. Her guests brought lotion, socks,

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gloves, a Bible, word search books, baby dolls and stuffed animals for the nursing home residents. “I was surprised at all the stuff,” Erin said. “We had one small bag and two big ole bags of stuff.” Emily asked her guests to bring stuffed animals, books and blankets, which will make “Project Night Night” kits for homeless children and children in foster care. Her Brownie Scout Troop No. 308 is collecting the items. “I didn’t want or need a lot, because my whole closet is full of stuffed animals,” Emily said.

Out-of-state travel expenses for NC lawmakers down RALEIGH (AP) – General Assembly leaders say they’ve tightened their belts greatly on the state paying for travel outside North Carolina for them and their colleagues. House Speaker Joe Hackney and Senate leader Marc Basnight said Monday the state’s share of out-ofstate travel expenses for lawmak-

ers has fallen 92 percent this fiscal year compared to the same period in 2007. They’ve spent $6,500 from July through November, compared to $78,000 in the same period two years ago. Basnight and Hackney issued travel restrictions earlier this

FORT BRAGG – Increasingly, decisions made on Fort Bragg are taking into account not only the post’s needs but that of the environment and surrounding communities. That balancing act will be highlighted and held up as an example for other posts when Fort Bragg hosts the Army’s first forum on how to sustain a military installation. The forum – Jan. 12 through 14 – comes a decade after Fort Bragg piloted the Army’s first installation sustainability program. It will bring together representatives from more than 40 Army installations and other agencies. Paul Wirt, a leader of Fort Bragg’s sustainability efforts and the chief of Fort Bragg’s Environmental Management Branch, said the forum is a milestone for the Army and will set the standard for sustainability in the next decade. According to a news release, Fort Bragg has a “critical, long-standing position at the forefront of installation-level sustainability efforts.” Wirt said the forum will

be an opportunity to show off those efforts while learning from leaders at other posts. Wirt defined sustainability as finding the proper balance with Fort Bragg’s mission, the environment and the surrounding communities. He said the goal is to implement programs that improve all three of those areas. The post won the inaugural Secretary of the Army Sustainability Award in 2008, in part for its efforts to reduce water use, recycle debris from demolished buildings and plans to improve air and water quality on and around the base. The latest example of a sustainability program will be high occupancy vehicle lanes at Fort Bragg’s Yadkin Road gate. Wirt said the lanes, which start Jan. 3, are expected to reduce traffic on post while encouraging carpooling and lowering emissions. The three-day forum, known as the Sustainability In Progress Review, will bring together installation leaders to discuss ideas, experiences and lessons learned in developing sustainability programs, according to the release.

year in response to the state’s budget crisis. The Legislature has agreed to pay conference registration fees in other states, but little else. Hackney said some legislators have used their own money to offset costs, like travel and lodging.

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“I would expect there would be more security right now because I’ve been reading a lot about the situation,” he said. “I would actually think it would be safer to fly now because of the heightened awareness.” Rial was traveling back to Texas after spending the holidays in the Piedmont Triad with family members. When it comes to the attempted attack, he said the event would “not in the slightest” affect his likeliness to travel by air in the future. phaynes@hpe.com | 888-3617

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) – A western Massachusetts woman who helped revive the tradition of giving a cane from The Boston Post newspaper to her town’s oldest resident has become its latest recipient. Hazel Burdick turned 101 in August. She received the gold-tipped cane this week in a cer-

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mick and a way to honor the communities’ oldest residents. Williamstown revived its tradition 10 years ago after Burdick pushed officials in the town to find its lost cane, which was discovered later in a resident’s attic. Burdick says she’d been hoping for decades for her turn to receive it.

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Two people watch waves generated by Hurricane Bill wash around the Serendipity House in Mirlo Beach at the north end of Hatteras Island in August. The beachfront house was featured in the movie “Nights in Rodanthe.”

Bail bondsman buys beach house featured in movie RALEIGH (AP) – The beachfront house featured in the movie “Nights in Rodanthe” will soon have a new home itself, thanks to a bail bondsman who fell in love with the surfthreatened house after his wife bought the movie for him as a Christmas present last year. Ben Huss of Newton said Monday he hopes to close Jan. 4 on the house and have it moved and ready to rent by Easter weekend. Huss described himself as someone who saves every-

thing and said “this is just on a bigger scale. We can’t let this house go down. It’s not a piece of history, and it’s not an antique, but it’s a nostalgia piece and I’m a nostalgic guy.” The current owners, Michael and Susan Creasy of Champion, Pa., bought the house in 2003 and intended to keep it, Michael Creasy said Monday. But financial reasons kept them from moving the house, which Dare County had declared a public nuisance,

he said. The Creasys had appealed that decision. “We love it, and we’re going to miss it,” said Creasy, adding that he, his wife and daughter last vacationed in the home for a week in August. But they’ll still be able to stay there, he said: the sale includes a deal for his family to stay in the house for one week. Huss plans to move the six-bedroom house less than a mile south along N.C. 12 to an oceanside lot that’s still in Rodanthe.

But it won’t have the unobstructed view that it does now as the northernmost house in the village, with only National Park Service land to its north. Dare County declared the house a public nuisance for several reasons, including its notoriety that attracted visitors who would wade through water or even ride rafts to the front of the house at high tide to take their picture in front of it, said Ray Sturza, the county’s planning director.

Judge: Services should continue for patients RALEIGH (AP) – A judge has ordered a local mental health management agency to keep providing the same services to two North Carolina patients so they can remain in their apartments. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle issued a preliminary injunction Monday so the two Wilson

residents keep their services while a lawsuit filed on their behalf is heard. The group Disability Rights North Carolina sued this month state Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler and the director of the Rocky Mount-based Beacon Center. Disability Rights

Study: State could save millions by ending death penalty RALEIGH (AP) – North Carolina could save $11 million a year if it stopped trying to execute killers, according to a study by a Duke University professor. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that prosecutors sought the death penalty in about a quarter of all murder trials from 2005 to 2006. Criminals were sentenced to death in less than 5 percent of those cases. Duke economist Philip Cook published the study this month and will present his findings to lawmakers. Cook says the rarity of death sentences in North Carolina means the penalty doesn’t deter criminals. About 1,000 criminals were charged with murder

ASHEVILLE (AP) – Utilities in western North Carolina are making progress in restoring service to customers who lost electricity in a Christmas Day ice storm. Progress Energy reported that nearly 800 customers in Buncombe County were without power Monday morning following an ice storm Friday. Spokeswom-

an Martha Thompson said there were more than 12,250 Progress Energy customers without power in the region at the peak of the storm. In northwestern North Carolina, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. said about 5,200 customers were without service late Sunday. The utility says it could be Tuesday before all power is restored.

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THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Kathleen Jones Orgell, 56, formerly of Cashiers, NC, died Monday morning, December 28, 2009, at Britthaven of Davidson. She was born on July 29, 1953 in Norfolk, VA to Leland Jones and Nancy Drake Jones. She was a retired Home Economics teacher and earned her Masters Degree in Home Economics from Florida International University and her Bachelor’s Degree from Barry College, where she graduated Cum Laude from both. She was a member of Cashiers United Methodist Church and a member of The Sierra Club, where she met her husband Wallace Orgell. She was preceded in death by her husband and her father. Surviving in addition to her mother, Nancy Jones of Thomasville, is her sister, Debra Jones Swaim and husband Sam of Thomasville; brother, Ronald Jones of Frederick, MD; and nieces, Wendy Swaim Milner and husband Jonathan and Ashley Swaim Bodenheimer and husband Bryan. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Rich Fork Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Bowers officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Rich Fork Baptist Church Building Fund, 3993 Old Highway 29, Thomasville, NC 27360. On-line condolences may be sent to www. jcgreenandsons.com.

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Where were these ‘experts’ last administration? As an avid reader of The High Point Enterprise’s Opinion page, I am amazed by all the experts that are in this area. We have experts on the economy, the way Congress operates, the law, the way the country is run what is wrong and what is right. In fact, I wonder why some of these people are not in office. They criticize everything that President Obama says, does or thinks. He can do nothing to suit them. My question, where were these experts when the previous administration was running the country in the hole, running up the deficit, starting undersea wars, torturing people, lying about Enron, and the lies go on. Where were all you people that quote Scripture out of context to suit your purpose? Where were you then? My conclusion, I wonder if it has to do with this president being black. Nah, couldn’t be, because we are in the 21st century, and all the old Jim Crows are dead, aren’t they? God allowed them to wonder in the wilderness until they all died out. OTIS ROBERTSON High Point

Obviously, Christianity didn’t destroy paganism I can agree with Bill Moore (Your View, Dec. 22, “Christmas celebration has roots in paganism”) on some things in his letter. The date of Christmas (ChristMass) was chosen by the Catholic Church for an alternative Christian festival for the Nativity of Christ, which is what Christmas was first known as. To propose, however, that the Incarnation and birth of Christ is not found in the Bible is incorrect; one only needs to look in the first chapter of Luke. However, the early Christians did not have a Bible as we know it for several centuries and had to receive the teaching of Christ through the

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Apostles and then through the Catholic Church by other means, preaching, feasts, stained glass, etc. Obviously, Christianity did not destroy paganism, it’s still around today and seems to even be growing. Satan has his hands in many things – commercialization of Christmas, removing “Merry Christmas” and replacing it with “Seasons Greetings,” etc., is evidence of that. Some even propose that we do away with Christmas as a holiday (Holy-Day). Without the Incarnation and Nativity we cannot have the Crucifixion. Without the Crucifixion, there is no Resurrection and no conquering of death and eternal life. The wood of the crib will become the wood of the cross. Rich Pohlman, SFO TOFTAU@yahoo.com High Point

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Nothing positive is gained in releasing Smith tapes BY RON STOWE

There’s no question, a tragedy occurred on Aug. 23 when Courtland Smith was shot by law enforcement officers in Archdale. Many lives were, and will continue to be, impacted by the events of that night.

It has been reported that several local news outlets are attempting to force the release of video of the shooting made by the patrol cars’ cameras that night, and according to published articles, an attorney representing these outlets was to “argue that the release of the videos would help the public understand the complete context of what happened that morning and how or why Courtland Smith ended up being shot.” I consider myself fortunate to have spent 32 years of my life as a law enforcement officer. Thankfully, I personally never had to resort to the use of deadly force, but I have worked with, and talked with, several officers who have and can tell you without hesitation that seeing a video isn’t going to make anyone “understand the complete context of what happened.” Even if one could put themselves in a patrol car, alone, on a lonely, dark stretch of highway, in the wee hours of the morning, and stop a car where the driver himself has called saying he is drunk, has a gun, and wants to end his life – you still couldn’t “understand completely” what happened that night. It just isn’t that simple. An instructor once told a class I was in that sometimes, law enforcement officers make splitsecond decisions in the middle of the night in a dark alley and find their actions being reviewed years later by the Supreme Court.

The justices, in all their wisdom, may study the case for months from the comfort and security of their offices, then reach a split decision on whether the officer made the right decision or not. I think that analogy is very relevant here. Watching a video isn’t going to magically explain to us all that led up to, or went on that night. This incident has been investigated, reviewed and decisions have been made. Nothing is to be gained at this point by releasing these videos except as Smith’s father stated in articles, for the media to be able to report “on the shock value stuff.” What is to be gained by not releasing them is primarily that those touched most by this – Smith’s family and friends and the officers involved and their families can begin the long, difficult process of healing. I trust that Judge Long will do the right thing and order the tapes sealed forever. I would also encourage the media outlets that are pursuing this matter to drop their request, and realize that nothing is to be gained, and nothing can be changed. Smith’s father has asked for the tapes not to be released, and media reports quote him as saying that he “trusts the justice system.” I hope after this issue is ruled upon, he still will. RON STOWE lives in High Point.

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e all feel sympathy for the family and friends of a young woman and her child who died last week after their car collided with the Amtrak Carolinian at a railroad crossing in Orange County. But we also see lessons from this tragedy for improving safety as the U.S. moves forward with developing a national high-speed rail system. Conflicting accounts on whether warning lights at the crossing were operating properly have been reported. Railroad officials and state investigators say they were. Some witnesses and local people say they were not at the time of the collision or that those signals often were not working properly. That issue will be settled elsewhere, but the broader lesson here is that as high-speed rail develops, as many crossings as possible should be eliminated and underpasses or overpasses be constructed at those that remain to prevent accidents. Controversies over proposals to close High Point’s Hoskins Street crossing, some in Thomasville and others along the line show that rail crossings are needed to keep the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic moving. But these crossings must be redesigned and rebuilt to provide safe conditions for the public on and off the trains. Yes, building underpasses or overpasses for the utmost in safety will add to the expense of building a high-speed rail system. But this nation needs to develop high-speed rail as a viable alternative to airplanes and passenger vehicles. And of course, doing it in the safest way possible is a must.

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terms, that’s real money. here are so many compelling reasons Not surprisingly, other to detest and oppose Obamacare at Democratic senators are this point that it has become a chalstarting to complain that lenge to saying anything new about it. they weren’t offered a simiThe latest edition, emanating just before lar deal. Christmas from the U.S. Senate, shed the Strictly as a political matso-called public option but maintained ter, Hagan ought to cut to the core elements of the intended federal OPINION the front of the line and detakeover of health care – the dictate that mand an $800 million federal individuals and employers purchase fedbailout for North Carolina erally approved health benefits on pain of John Hood as the price for support the fines and incarceration. ■■■ final bill, should a conferIf Washington obtains such power, ence committee send one all health care decisions will inevitably become politicized and federalized. That’s back to the Senate floor. what the proponents of Obamacare want. As for Beverly Perdue, she is badly in They think that would be best. Obviously, need of some major issue to change her I disagree – as do most of the American fortunes. Right now, she’s the most unpeople. popular governor in the modern history of The Democrats running Congress are North Carolina. willing to risk public disapproval, a politiPerdue should consider grabbing hold cal backlash, and even the loss of their of the Medicaid issue with both hands majorities for the sake of nationalizing and not letting go until she gets either health care as a step toward their ultimate another massive federal check (bad policy, goal of remaking America as a Europeangood politics) or someone to blame for the style welfare state. But are North Carolina resulting fiscal mess, Democratic leaders Democrats really intent on following these in Washington, who are even less popular extremists over the cliff? among North Carolinians than she is. Consider Kay Hagan’s situation. As If you think it’s impossible to imagine a freshman senator, she clearly doesn’t North Carolina Democrats separating have nearly the clout of a Ben Nelson, a themselves from their national leadertwo-term senator and former governor ship, you have only to look at the choice of Nebraska. But her vote counts just as that Reps. Heath Shuler and Larry Kissell much as his does. made when Obamacare passed the House. Nelson famously withheld his vote, dith- Representing districts with lots of conserering publicly in his best Hamlet impervative independents willing to swing their sonation until Senate leader Harry Reid votes, Shuler and Kissell weren’t willing promised extra federal dollars to help to sacrifice their political careers on the Nebraska afford its share of the Medicaid altar of government-run health care. expansion ordered in the Senate bill. I think Hagan and Perdue ought to conComplying with the federal Medicsider following suit. aid diktat would reportedly cost North Carolina $800 million after the temporary JOHN HOOD is president of the John Locke Foundafederal aid ends. Even in government tion and publisher of CarolinaJournal.com.

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Israeli defense chief: Iran can build bomb by 2011 JERUSALEM – Israel Radio reports that Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Iran will have the technology to build a nuclear bomb early next year and will be able to produce one in 2011. Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered this assessment before the Israeli parliament’s defense and foreign affairs committee. The Defense Ministry said it could not confirm the report, and a Barak spokesman wasn’t immediately available for comment. Israel rejects Tehran’s claims that its nuclear program is designed to produce energy, not bombs.

Officials: Gunmen kill 3 Saudi tourists in Niger NIAMEY, Niger – Unidentified gunmen shot dead three tourists from Saudi Arabia in an attack Monday in Niger’s remote western desert, officials said. Three other Saudi citizens were also wounded in the assault, Niger government spokesman Mamane Kassoum Moktar told The Associated Press. Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled bin Saud told Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV the tourists were leaving Niger for neighboring Mali when they were attacked around dawn after stopping their vehicle to perform morning prayers.

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Local residents are seen near the market area burned by angry protesters after a suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim mourning procession Monday in Karachi, Pakistan.

Blast kills 30 in Pakistan Procession marking Shiite Muslim holy day targeted by suicide bomber

Israel to build 700 apartments in east Jerusalem RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israel announced Monday it is building nearly 700 new apartments for Jews in east Jerusalem, where Palestinians hope to set up the capital of a future state. The U.S., Palestinians and the European Union condemned the plan, a fresh setback to American efforts to restart Mideast peace talks. The Palestinians have said they will not resume talks without an Israeli settlement freeze, and criticized what they said was another show of bad faith by Israel.

Karzai: 10 civilians die in fight with NATO forces KABUL – Ten civilians, including eight students, were killed in fighting involving international forces in the country’s remote east, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday. He condemned the deaths and called for an investigation. Civilian deaths are one of the most sensitive issues for foreign troops in Afghanistan. Although United Nations figures show far more civilians are killed by the Taliban, deaths at the hands of foreigners spark wide resentment and undermine international forces’ attempts to weaken the Taliban by building trust among the peaceful population.

Al-Qaida in Yemen expands operations CAIRO – Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which claimed responsibility for the attempted attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit, is led by a Yemeni who was once a close aide to Osama bin Laden. The group formed in January this year, when leader Naser Abdel Karim al-Wahishi announced a merger between operatives from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. AlWahishi, who goes by the alias Abu Basir, was among 23 al-Qaida figures who escaped from a Yemeni prison in 2006. He is on Saudi Arabia’s most wanted list, which includes many militants currently in Yemen.

frequent attacks by Sunni extremist groups who regard them as heretical. Authorities said these sectarian groups have teamed up with Taliban and al-Qaida militants waging war against the government in a joint effort to destabilize Pakistan. More than 500 people have been killed in attacks since mid-October when the army launched a major anti-Taliban offensive in the country’s northwest. “A deliberate attempt seems to be afoot by the extremists to turn the fight against militants into

Nigerian broke contact before bomb attempt LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) – A young Nigerian man who allegedly tried to bring down a trans-Atlantic flight broke off contact from his worried parents only a few months before the attack, apparently trading a world of wealth for the calling of a jihadist. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab abruptly told his family he would abandon the life that took him from a $25,000a-year private school in Togo to a degree at an illustrious London university. That message pushed his father, a prominent banker from

Nigeria’s Muslimdominated north, to contact state security ofUmar ficials and later the U.S. Embassy in hopes of someone bringing home his missing son. “We provided them with all the information required of us to enable them do this,� a family statement read Monday, without elaborating. Instead, the family said they awoke to news of the attempted Christmas Day attack.

a sectarian clash and make the people fight against one another,� said President Asif Ali Zardari in a statement. The southern city of Karachi has largely been spared the Talibanlinked violence that has struck much of the rest of the country, a fact that analysts believe is driven by the group’s tendency to use the teeming metropolis as a place to rest and raise money. But the city has been the scene of frequent sectarian, ethnic and political violence.

Iran holds bodies of slain protesters CAIRO (AP) – Iranian ernment also detained at authorities said Monday least eight prominent that they were holding opposition figures – inthe bodies of five slain cluding a former foreign anti-government pro- minister – in an intentesters, including the sified crackdown that nephew of the opposi- could fuel more violence tion leader, in what ap- of the kind that engulfed peared be an attempt to the center of Tehran on prevent activists from Sunday. The activity using their funerals as a pushed the bitterly opplatform for more dem- posed camps beyond any immediate prospect of onstrations. Pro-reform Web sites reconciliation or comand activists said the gov- promise.

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Palestinian construction workers work at a new housing development in east Jerusalem, Monday.

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – A suicide bomber struck a procession marking a key Shiite Muslim holy day in Pakistan’s biggest city Monday, killing 30 people in an attack blamed on extremists trying to hamper the country’s fight against militancy by sparking a sectarian war. Outraged Shiites responded to one of the worst sectarian attacks in the country this year by setting fire to buildings and vehicles at the blast site and pelting security forces with stones, a sign of frustration by the minority sect, which has suffered


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DETROIT – A Detroit woman has been charged with murder, accused of fatally beating her 2-month-old daughter on Christmas Eve and covering up her death. The woman’s boyfriend is also charged in the case. Detroit Police say Asia Wyatt’s death was concealed until Christmas Day, when her mother called 911. Charlotte C. Wyatt was charged with first-degree murder, firstdegree child abuse and tampering with evidence. Leon F. Cole was charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Homeless man jailed after crashing plane FREDERICK, Md. – A homeless man trying to leave town in a stolen plane crashed the singleengine aircraft on a municipal airport runway without ever leaving the ground, police said. Calvin C. Cox, 51, wanted to fly away from Frederick early Monday but ended up in jail instead, unable to make bail, authorities said. He remained in custody after bail was set at $10,000 on felony charges including theft, burglary and trespassing.

Man pleads not guilty in sea lion shooting YUBA CITY, Calif. – A Sacramento fisherman accused of shooting a sea lion in the head has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of cruelty to animals. Forty-three-year-old Larry Legans entered the plea Monday in a Sutter County courtroom. Authorities say Legans fired his shotgun at the sea lion along the Sacramento River because he was tired of watching the protected animals take his fish.

Massachusetts fires remain a mystery NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – A string of suspicious fires that damaged several homes and killed two men have many residents on edge, wondering whether they were set by thrill-seekers or someone bent on causing harm. Authorities have recorded several so-called nuisance fires in recent years in the Northampton neighborhood known as Ward 3, but none as destructive as the nine fires set early Sunday that targeted at least five structures and three cars. No arrests had been announced.

Al-Qaida claims link to attack WASHINGTON (AP) – Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day, saying it was retaliation for a U.S. operation against the group in Yemen. Federal authorities met Monday to reassess the U.S. system of terror watchlists to determine how to avoid the type of lapse that allowed a man with explosives to board the flight in Amsterdam even though he was flagged as a possible terrorist.

The group said Abdulmutallab used explosives manufactured by al-Qaida members. The Obama administration has ordered investigations into how travelers are placed on watch lists and how passengers are screened, as critics and administration officials questioned how Abdulmutallab was allowed to board the flight. A senior U.S. intelligence official said authorities were reviewing the procedures that govern the lists, which could include how someone is placed on or moved between the various databases.

Big first year leaves Obama tired WASHINGTON (AP) – After a sleepless, overnight flight to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, President Barack Obama made a not altogether surprising admission. He was tired. Who could blame him? The president was on his ninth foreign trip to his 21st country; he added a 10th trip the following week. The year had been bookended by the two most intense periods of his young presidency – the early decisions to bail out the nation’s banks and automobile industry, steps the president deemed unpopular but necessary, and his December orders to de-

ploy 30,000 additional U.S. troops to fight the war in Afghanistan. Throw in Obama an unemployment rate in the double-digits, a health care bill still stuck on Capitol Hill, and last-minute negotiations on a global climate change agreement, and aides say it’s no secret that the president is tired, and looking forward to recharging during his year-end family vacation in Hawaii. Obama himself has been candid about the pressures of being president

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Law enforcement deaths this year dropped to their lowest level since 1959, while the decade of the 2000s was among the safest for officers – despite the deadliest single day for police on Sept. 11, 2001. The drop in deaths, cited in a police group’s report Monday, was tempered by an increase in firearm deaths. In one horrific November shooting, four officers were executed as they discussed their upcoming shift in a Lakewood, Wash., coffee shop. Through Dec. 27, the report by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund found: • 124 officers were killed this year, compared to 133 in 2008. The 2009 total represents the fewest lineof-duty deaths since 108 a half-century ago. • Traffic fatalities fell to 56, compared to 71 a year ago. The report said the decline was partly attributed to “move overâ€? state laws, which require motorists to change lanes to give officers clearance on the side of a road. • Firearms deaths rose to 48, nine more than in 2008. However, the 39 fatalities in 2008 represented the lowest annual figure in more than five decades. • Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico had officer fatalities in 2009.

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Alan Everhart with Liberty Medical Services unloads oxygen tanks. Medical supply companies such as Liberty say a change in Medicare legislation will stifle competition.

Medical companies keep tabs on Medicare change BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER

TRIAD – Medical equipment supply companies are eye-balling a piece of legislation that could slash their revenue, services and employees at the end of next year. Federal bidding rules under Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) were passed on Oct. 21 and will require all medical supply companies to submit bids for their Medicare-related services to the federal government. The top 10 metropolitan areas in the nation, including Charlotte, were required to submit bids by Dec. 21. The second phase of bidding will begin late next year, encompassing smaller metropolitan areas like High Point and Greensboro. Those in the medical equipment supply sector say the bids will eliminate the competitive nature of the industry, causing many small suppliers in the state to shut down. “Companies are affected because they can no longer serve

patients if they do not win the bid,” said Beth Bowen, director of the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services. Bidding originally began in 2008 when Congress first passed the rules. About 100

‘Companies are affected because they can no longer serve patients if they do not win the bid.’ Beth Bowen Director, N.C. Association for Medical Equipment Services companies in Charlotte submitted bids then while about 15 of those companies won bids, according to the NCAMES. The rules were then delayed until this year. The final results of the recent bidding process won’t be released until the summer, but Joe Hooks, owner of Liberty Medical

Specialties, which has an office in Thomasville, knows the results won’t be kind to most companies. “Competition is what keeps us going now,” said Hooks, who noted that bids were solicited for services such as oxygen, occupational therapy and beds. “Once that dwindles down to five or six companies, those companies will be providing services as economically as they can.” Kim Brumett, vice president of contracting and reimbursement for High Point-based Advanced Home Care, said the company was fearful the new law would affect the quality of services that Medicare patients receive. “Medicare beneficiaries won’t have the choice of their providers anymore,” Brumett said. “It will be incredibly confusing for patients whose suppliers have gone out of business or who now have to get their oxygen from one supplier and their bed from another.” phaynes@hpe.com | 888-3617

HIGH POINT – First Bank is entering into a partnership with SHARE of N.C. to donate a local foreclosed home to the nonprofit group for a low- to moderate-income family. The donated house will be renovated for eventual purchase at a below-market rate, said Diane Westmoreland, a local representative with SHARE of N.C. The transfer of the property officially will take place Jan. 8. The partnership is designed to provide a viable option for foreclosed properties and a new start for deserving families, said Joe Youngblood, senior vice president and area executive of First Bank. “We think this is an excellent business model, one we

The donated house will be renovated for eventual purchase at a below-market rate, said Diane Westmoreland with SHARE of N.C. may explore for further replication throughout our organization,” Youngblood said. SHARE of N.C. is a nonprofit organization providing homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. The group’s recent High Point revitalization efforts have taken place in Macedonia, the West End and the East Central neighborhoods. First Bancorp is a bank holding company, headquartered in Troy, with total assets of about $3.6 billion. Its principal activity is the ownership and operation of First Bank, a state-chartered community bank that operates 93 branches, with 78 branches operating in the central piedmont and coastal regions of North Carolina.

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HIGH POINT – When the familiar Salvation Army red kettles were taken down for the last time on Christmas Eve, the final tally of monetary donations for the Christmas Campaign totaled $114,009.40. The agency had hoped to raise $120,000 for the increased need they have for their services, but the snowstorm the weekend be-

fore Christmas hurt donations. Individuals wishing to make a tax deductible BELLS donation OF GIVING may do so through the Salvation Year-End Army Giving camCampaign paign before tracker Dec. 31, 2009. ■■■ The Salvation Army helps families year round with rent, utilities, food and clothing. Almost 800 families also were provided with Christmas assistance this holiday season, all with the help from Piedmontarea residents.

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Pertasha Flemming is one whose family was helped this Christmas. The agency gave gifts for her three daughters, ages 15, 16 and 18. The family also lives in the transitional housing program. “My daughters got some very nice presents,” Flemming said. “They got everything they asked for. They love music and got MP3 players. They also love to do hair so they got hair curlers and blow dryers. All of them also got clothes.” In addition to the gifts, Flemming also has obtained her GED through the program. “Even though we moved here in October, I tested really well and was able

to get my GED quickly,” she said. “I’m really happy about the program here. It helps you get on your feet and enables you to do the things you wanted to do and needed to do without feeling rushed. More importantly, the Salvation Army gives us a place to lay our head.” The transitional housing program has Internet on site for job searching. Flemming’s two oldest daughters also use the computers to search for schools they might want to go to after graduating from high school next year. Flemming plans on finding customer service employment, getting an apartment of her own, and going to college for human

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resources or business administration. The employees at The Salvation Army also have an open-door policy. “Everybody needs someone to talk to. I go to them when I’m worried or stressed about something. I also talk with them if I have any questions. If they don’t know it, they always try and help me find out the answer,” Flemming said. Even though the Christmas season is over, the Salvation Army accepts donations all year. The contributions are greatly needed in the current state of the economy. If monetary donations are not possible, individuals can still donate their time through volunteering.

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Local radio personality Bill Flynn is joining a new station next year. Clear Channel/ Greensboro announces that Flynn will become the new morning host for Rush Radio 94.5-FM, a talk and news format station. Flynn formerly was the morning personality on WMAG-FM.

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The Thomasville Sanitation Department will be closed Friday in observance of New Year’s Day. The collection schedules will be as follows this week: • Monday: Friday’s route from Dec. 25 • Tuesday: Monday and Tuesday’s routes. • Wednesday: Wednesday and Thursday routes • Thursday: Friday’s route. • Friday: CLOSED If items are not collected on listed day, leave items at the curb for next-day collection.

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LEXINGTON – Sharon L. Hutchens, 45, of Lexington went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. She was born April 16, 1964, in Weirton, West Virginia to Steve and Annette Posti. Mrs. Hutchens lived in Thomasville where she attended Thomasville High School, graduating in 1982. She was a member of the cheerleading squad serving as head cheerleader her senior year. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she studied elementary education and also served on the cheerleading squad. She worked for Trammel Crowe after school managing property. Sharon enjoyed watching her boys play all sports. With her good friend, Michelle Hemric, they formed “The Pit Lizards� to help raise money to fight breast cancer. She was passionate in supporting the local Triad Chapter of the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure� for fighting breast cancer. This past May, Sharon was the recipient of the first annual “Survivor of the Year� award presented to her by Hota Kotb after the 2009 Triad Race for the Cure. Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Steve Posti. Surviving is her husband, Robert “Bobby� Ray Hutchens, Jr., Director of Competition at Stewart-Haas Racing. She was the loving mother of two sons who were her inspiration in her fight against breast cancer, Taylor Lane Loaces, born August 8, 1990, and a freshman at N.C. State, and Robert “Trey� Hutchens III, born May 20, 1998, and a 6th grader at North Davidson Middle School. Also surviving are her parents, Annette Mills of High Point and Bill Mills of Thomasville; her sisters, Susan Hollowell of Tampa, Florida and Cathy Graham of Charlotte. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2 at Pinedale Christian Church with the Rev. Michael D. Gates officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Susan G. Komen, c/o The Pit Lizards, 1106 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 or Camp Cheerio, c/o Sharon Hutchens Memorial, P.O. Box 6258, High Point, NC 27262. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

THOMASVILLE – Mr. Hobert Wilson Copley, 84, formerly of Longview Drive, died Saturday, December 26, 2009, in the Universal Healthcare Center in Ramseur, N.C. He was born September 4, 1925, in Davidson County, N.C. Mr. Copley was a former employee with Kayby Mill, Inc., retiring after 35 years of service. He was an avid hunter and loved watching sporting events. He was a member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, formerly served as a Deacon and member of the Men’s #2 Bible Class. He was married to Mozelle Thayer Copley, who died in 1987, and following her death he married Jimmie Ruth Dixon Copley, who preceded him in death in 2001. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Cannon and husband David of Asheboro; a son, Terry Copley and wife Betsy of Nashville, Tennessee; Four Grandchildren and Two Great-Grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at 2 p.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Dana Slack and Rev. Kenneth Miller officiating. Mr. Copley will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the service hour. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The family request memorials be directed to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Western North Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215. On-line condolences may be sent to Copley family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

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WEDNESDAY Mr. John Craig Biddle 11 a.m. –Memorial Service First Presbyterian Church Sechrest Funeral Service – High Point

DENTON – Grace Loflin, 92, of Denton, died Saturday, Dec. 26. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Lineberry United Methodist Church. The family will see friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Briggs Funeral Home.

Richard Warren HIGH POINT – Richard Warren, 56, of Kearns Street died December 27, 2009, at High Point Regional Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Service Inc.

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Rachel Bennett..Thomasville John Biddle...........High Point F. Bowers............Thomasville Arvil Burkhart.......Lexington Star Carlisle........Thomasville Hobert Copley...Thomasville Jerri Craven........Thomasville Kevin Creech.....Thomasville Lula Crotts..........Thomasville F. Everhart..........Thomasville M. Gadd........Winston-Salem Leonora Honeycutt.....Erwin Peggy Hulin..........High Point Sharon Hutchens..Lexington R. Lindsay.Silver Spring, Md. Grace Loflin...............Denton Richard McCann..High Point Angela Melton.....High Point K. Orgell.............Thomasville Lorne Shepherd....Lexington Timothy Sims.......High Point HIGH POINT – Mr. TimoRichard Warren....High Point thy L. Sims, age 64, passed away Friday, December The High Point Enter- 25 at High Point Regional prise publishes death no- Hospital following a sudtices without charge. Ad- den heart attack. ditional information is A native of Michigan, published for a fee. Obitu- Mr. Sims was born Separy information should be tember 30, 1945, a son of submitted through a fu- the late Presley Kenyon neral home. and Lorraine Ann Tapp Sims. In 1972, he moved his family from Kalamazoo, Michigan to High Point. Tim enjoyed a successful 36-year career as a THOMASVILLE – Kevin life insurance agent with Duane Creech, 47, died New York Life Insurance Sunday, December 27, Company. He was a life2009 in Thomasville. time member of the New Kevin was born JanuYork Life Insurance Comary 15, 1962, in Davidson pany’s council, a member County to F. D. and Helen of the Society for FinanWilliams Creech. He was cial Service Professionals married to Brenda Adams and was also a member of Creech for twenty years. the Winston-Salem ChapHe is preceded in death ter of the National Assoby his mother, Helen ciation of Insurance and Creech; a brother, MiFinancial Advisors. chael David Creech and a An active member of niece Hanna Lister. Christ United Methodist Kevin is survived by his Church for many years, beloved wife Brenda of the he was a member of the home; a son Brandon of adult choir, the hand bell Thomasville; father, F.D. choir, served as a SunCreech of Thomasville; day School teacher, and brother, David Creech was a past President and and wife Janet of Andercurrent Treasurer of the son, SC; sister, Diane MyUnited Methodist Men. ers and husband Lynn of He was past President Thomasville; nieces, Amof the High Point Comber Myers, Victoria Mymunity Concert Associaers, Bridgette Lister and tion. Tim greatly enjoyed Paige Lister; nephews, spending time at his cabAndrew Myers and Shaun in in Fancy Gap, Virginia, Creech; his beloved dog playing golf, and being inCoco. volved with the Tarheel The family will receive T’s (a Model T enthusiasts friends Tuesday, Decemclub). He would proudly ber 29, 2009, from 6:00 say that this greatest suc– 8:00 p.m. at Thomasville cess in life was his family, Funeral Home. A Fuwhich included his wife of neral Service will be held 44 years, their three sons Wednesday, December 30 and nine grandchildren. at 2:00 p.m. in the Funeral He married the former Home Chapel with Pastor Donna J. Mosteller on W. A. Sewell officiating; December 4, 1965, who followed by Interment survives of the home. at Holly Hill Memorial Also surviving are three Park. sons, Jeff Sims, wife SanOnline audio and writdra and children Shelby ten condolences made be and Logan of Greensboro, made through www.mem. Roger Sims, wife Jenna com. and children Allyn, Kenan, Cameron and Asher of High Point, and Jason Sims, wife Laura and chilERWIN – Leonora Chardren Laurin, Ryan, and lotte Honeycutt, 88, of Bryson of Thomasville; 110 East E Street, Erwin, brothers Ron Sims, wife passed away Monday Sally and Pres Sims all of morning at Betsy JohnMichigan. son Regional Hospital in The family will receive Dunn. She was retired friends Wednesday evefrom Carolina Telephone ning from 6:30 p.m. until after 37 years and life long 8:00 p.m. at Cumby Fammember of First Baptist ily Funeral Service in Church of Erwin. She High Point. graduated from Erwin A memorial service to High School 1938. celebrate Tim’s life will She was the daughter of be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday the late Ottis & Bernie Avat Christ United Methodery Honeycutt. ist Church in High Point Funeral services will with Dr. Perry Miller and be held Wednesday, Dec. the Reverend Carol Car30th at 2:00 p.m. at Price kin officiating. Funeral Home Chapel Tim loved his church with Rev. Keith Goretzka family and the famofficiating. Burial will folily requests memorials be low in Erwin Memorial made to the Christ United Park. Methodist Church BuildShe is survived by a ing Fund. brother Ottis & Hazel HonOnline condolences can eycutt of Thomasville, NC be made at www.cumbyand niece Rhonda Honfuneral.com. eycutt, nephews Kenneth Arrangements by & wife Dawn Honeycutt, Cumby Family Funeral Donnie Honeycutt & Scott Service in High Point. Honeycutt, three great nieces & 1 great nephew The family will receive friends Tuesday, Dec. 29th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Price Funeral Home & other times at the home. Express Your Sympathy Contributions may be with Flowers made to First Baptist Church “Building Fundâ€? 300 South 12th Street, Er2500 S. Main St., High Point www.ellingtonsorist.com win, NC 28339.

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Martha Gadd WINSTON-SALEM – Martha Anita Gadd, 59, of Glenn Knoll Lane died December 26, 2009, at Forsyth medical Center. Funeral will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home, Wallburg Chapel. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Peggy Hulin HIGH POINT – Mrs. Peggy Draughn Hulin, 81, of Anji Court died December 28, 2009, at Maryfield Nursing Home in High Point. Arrangements are pending with Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point.

Star Carlisle THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Star Vivian Carlisle, 61, died December 27, 2009. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Full Gospel Freewill Holiness Church. Sechrest Funeral Service, Archdale, is serving the Carlisle family.

J. Craig Biddle HIGH POINT – John Craig Biddle, 85, a resident of High Point died on December 27, 2009, at Westchester Manor Nursing Center. He was born in Elmira, NY on April 9, 1924, to Robert E. and Ruth Wilcox Biddle. Mr. Biddle was educated in the Elmira schools and graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, MA in 1949, after service in the US Navy during World War II. He and his family lived in Waverly, NY, Springfield, MA, Newington, CT, Winter Park, FL and Tallahassee, FL before retiring to High Point in 1989. Mr. Biddle’s career in journalism and public relations spanned four decades, during which he worked for the Elmira Star Gazette, Springfield College, Travelers Insurance Co., The Orlando Sentinel and the Florida Association of Realtors. After moving to High Point, Mr. Biddle participated in and graduated from, Challenge: High Point and was active in the Host Lions Club. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Associate Deacon. He also was a volunteer at High

Point Regional Health System and was a frequent contributor to Triad area newspapers’ letters-tothe-editor pages. In 1953 he married the former Jennie Francis, who survives of the home. He is also survived by a son, Stephen Craig Biddle of Orlando, FL; daughter, Kendra Biddle of High Point and a granddaughter, Kristen Li-Jie Biddle. In addition, he leaves behind his sister, Anne Preston of Canton; four nieces and three nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning December 30 at First Presbyterian Church in High Point, with Reverend Dr. Kenneth Broman-Fulks and Reverend Lisa Mullen officiating. Visitation with the family will take place in the church parlor immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Music Department of First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St., High Point, NC 27262. Arrangements are being handled by Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 East Lexington Ave. Online condolences can be made at www.mem. com.

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ear Abby: I applaud “Terrified Mama in California� (Oct. 30) on her stance with her “multitasking� daughter who texts and phones while driving. I recently swore off cell phone use in my vehicle after I saw the dramatic BBC public service ad on YouTube discouraging it, a re-enactment of an actual event. I am forever changed for the better, and so are my two daughters who ride with me. If there is an emergency, my family now knows that if I don’t answer my phone, they should call right back and I’ll pull over to take the call. Otherwise, I will call later. This has worked like a charm. I still notice all the other phone conversations going on while people operate thousands of pounds of steel, glass and plastic containing their most precious cargo. What are they talking about? I’ll bet it could wait. Driving time for me is now spent conversing with my kids, singing along to music or just chilling out. As moms, we are concerned about lead in our children’s toys, the safety of flu vaccines and additives in the foods they eat. But it never occurs to us that, in the blink of an eye, life can change forever because of that call or text that “had� to be made. You CANNOT do it all. Be present in the moment when you operate your vehicle. The life you save may be your own. – Susan in Pennsylvania Dear Susan: Thank you for your persuasive reminder. Many readers were eager to share their views on this topic,

which is so often in the news today. Read on: Dear Abby: ADVICE If “Terrified’s� Dear daughter Abby were only ■■■ a danger to herself, I’d be all in favor of allowing her to compete for a Darwin award. Unfortunately, she’s a danger to everyone. I have seen amazingly mindless behavior by people on cell phones who were not driving – including one who paid for and walked away from her purchases at a store. Too many cell phone users are completely oblivious to anything but their conversation. It should be obvious that phones and driving don’t go together. Earlier this year a woman on a cell phone here hit a motorcyclist. Apparently clueless to having just been in an accident, she proceeded to drive over him, and that’s what killed him. Witnesses said she was still talking on her phone when she got out of her SUV. Abby, you missed a golden opportunity to call for state or federal regulations banning the use of cell phones while driving. It would make the world safer for everyone. – Larry in Kansas City Dear Abby: I was shocked that you told that mother that there isn’t much she can do if her daughter doesn’t want to shape up. You said yourself the practice could be compared to driving drunk. She is endangering her child

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every time she’s behind the wheel “multitasking.� That grandmother should not give up trying to save her grandchild. I work for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. President Obama has asked all government employees to pledge to not drive while operating tech devices. Grandma should report her daughter to the authorities for child endangerment. – N.H.T.S.A. Mom Dear Abby: I was slightly distracted by a phone call while driving home one afternoon. A car crossed the double yellow line and cut me off. I saw it, swerved and lost control of my vehicle, which crashed into the divider and flipped over, shattering my legs in the process. Thank goodness my son was not in the car with me. I’m convinced the phone I was holding in my hand kept me from being able to completely control my car. Since that day, I never phone or text while driving. – Lisa in Long Beach Dear Abby: To “Terrified Mama�: Call the police and give them your daughter’s license plate number. Tell them she’s driving while on the phone or texting (both illegal in your state), and you’re afraid she or your grandkids will be hurt. They will watch for her and pull her over. Perhaps a traffic ticket will do what your concern has not. – Barbara In Dallas DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Jerri Pope Craven, 71, a resident of 178 Rebecca Drive, died Saturday evening, December 26, 2009, at her residence. She was born February 18, 1938, in Davidson County, a daughter of Fred Ray Pope and Dolly Byrd Pope. Mrs. Craven was a Homemaker, was of the Baptist faith and a lady who loved reading her Bible. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and especially loved her “grandbabies�. She loved collecting angels and eating ice cream. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Lyons and her husband Ernie of the home; a son, Matt Craven and wife Donna of Wallburg; grandchildren, Lisa Vanzant and husband Tommy of Thomasville, Aaron Lyons and wife Chantel of Trinity and Nick Craven of Wallburg; great-grandchildren, Jordan Vanzant, Kylie Lyons and Cheyenne Lyons; sisters, Treva Hudson and husband Arlen of Lynchburg, Va., Mary Pope and Linda Vittitoe, both of High Point, and Gail Griffin and husband Eddie of Trinity; brothers, Jimmy Pope and wife Frances of Randleman and Homer Pope of High Point. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Jackie Robbins and Faye Hedgecock; and brothers, Fred Pope and Ray Pope. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at 11 a.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel with Rev. Bynum Orr officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. They family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and other times at the home. On-line condolences may be sent to the Craven family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

THOMASVILLE – Mr. Franklin Dermont Bowers, age 88, of Thomasville, died Saturday Dec 26, 2009, in Thomasville Medical Center. He was born Aug 16, 1921, in Davidson Co. and was a retired employee of Thomasville Furniture Ind. He served in the U. S. Army and was a member of West End United Methodist Church where he served as a church usher. Mr. Bowers was a lifetime member of Pilot Lion’s Club. He was married to Virginia Pettit Bowers who preceded him in death, he was also preceded in death by a Stepson, Jerry Hill; a brother, Bynum Bowers. Surviving are, One Step-Son, Douglas H. Hill, SR. and wife Sherrie of Lexington; One Nephew, Twig Bowers and wife Tara of Thomasville; Four Step-Grandchildren; Four Step-Great Grandchildren; One Great-GreatStep-Grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted Dec. 30, 2009, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in West End United Methodist Church with Rev. Myra Ward officiating. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the J. C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. On line condolences may be sent to the Bowers family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

HIGH POINT – Mr. Richard D. McCann, 73, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2009, at the Hospice Home at High Point following several years of declining health. Richard was born in Wilkes County, January 27, 1936, a son of John Dave McCann and Maude Hinson McCann. He worked at Highland Yarn Mill, Burlington Mills and WalMart. He was preceded in death by his parents, his second wife, Berlyne McCann; two sisters, Grace Harris and Faye Spurgeon Sturgill, and a brother, Raymond McCann. Richard loved NASCAR, fishing and hunting. Surviving are his wife, Edna Therrell McCann of the home; two daughters, Hilda Rudisill and husband Doug of Winston Salem, and Matilda Hopkins of Kernersville; two step-daughters, Tracy Logan of Kernersville and Amy Walden of Lexington; a brother, Lonnie McCann of Wilkesboro; a sister, Manie Spicer of Elkin; four grandchildren, Michele Miller and husband Scott of Kernersville, Cindy Lamm and husband David of Elkin, Tyler and Morgan Hopkins, both of Kernersville; two step-grandchildren, Ashlynn and Darrell Durham of Thomasville; three great-granddaughters, Carly Lamm, Saige Lamm and LeAnn Miller; best friends and hunting buddies, Leon Gilmore & Johnny Edwards; and special friend, Carol Wright. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 12 noon in the Knobbs Baptist Church in Elkin by the Rev. Danny Bauguess and Rev. Donald Burlock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point, NC, 27262. Online condolences may be made at davisfuneralsandcremations.com.

Lorne Shepherd LEXINGTON – Anthony Lorne Shepherd, 44, of Conrad Hill Mine Road died December 27, 2009, at this home. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holly Grove Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service 1 to 2 p.m at the church. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, is serving the family.

Rachel Bennett THOMASVILLE – Rachel Bennett, 95 of 1028 Blair St., died Dec. 26, 2009, at Thomasville Medical Center. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete at Hoover’s Funeral Home.

THOMASVILLE – Mrs. Lula Woodrow “Woody� Cline Crotts, age 94, of Britthaven Of Davidson, formerly of Jamestown, NC, died Sunday Dec. 27, 2009, in the Nursing Center. She was born June 13, 1915, in Sikeston, MO, daughter of the late Henry Cline and Belle Leigh Cline. She was a Court Recorder for General Hershey in the War Dept. and Selective Services. Mrs. Crotts was a member of First Presbyterian Church in High Point, Member of, Women’s Club and Garden Club and Active with Meals On Wheels. She was married to Charles Wilson Crotts who preceded her in death, She was also preceded in death by Three sisters and Two brothers. Surviving are, One daughter, Debbie Jennings and husband Cary of Winston-Salem; One son, Charles Crotts and wife Jan of Thomasville. Private Family services will be conducted. On line condolences may be sent to the Crotts Family at www.jcgreenandsons. com.

Arvil Burkhart LEXINGTON – Arvil Wilson Burkhart, 90, of Morgan Dirve died December 27, 2009m at Wake Forest University Medical Center. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Alliance Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Davidson Funeral Home, Lexington, is serving the family.

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Guilford County The following students in Guilford County Schools were named to the A Team (students in grades nine12 who received a 4.0 or better grade-point average the first nine-week grading period): Weaver Academy: Grade nine: Braden Leigh Banner, Sarah Jordan Bernstein, Gloriah H Blackwell, Spencer Marcus Bridges, Imani Brown, Jana Sophie Buzov, Mira Zoe Buzov, Nathan Scott Carver, Karen Gabriela Caycho, Rioux N Cowett, Joanna Leigh Cox, Rachel Brianna Cumberland, Abigail Emrey, Cara Clark Farlow, Destini C Foster, Samuel Magier Fribush, Davionn Jaleel Gayles, Erin Greenwood, Sarah Harrill, Harrison Christian Jackson, Emery E Kiefer, James Ross Kiefer, Caroline Grace Knisley, Michaella Marie Loecher, Myla Laine Manda, Ellen Marion, Olivia Anne Mason, Patrice Mcmahan, Deborah Michelle Mergner, Rosemary C Messick, Katherine Grace Mitchell, Aarion Sherri Moore, Jessica Taylor Otten, Anthony Pfohl, Meghan Pope, Isaac Cole Powell, Autumn Christian Rainey, Rebekah Richardson, Gabrielle Russillo, Katie Anne Sessoms, Elliot Meyerson Sheridan, Leigha Eileen Sinnott, Ana Maria Sticea, Randall Gray Underwood, Kevin Walser, Peggy Ellyn Wasmund; Grade 10: William Braeden Ball, Candice Audrey Bangham, Gavin S Baranauskas, Mauricio E Bernal-Morales, Terek Dwayne Bossier, Samantha Gabrielle Bridges, Ceara Anahti Cannon, Zina Margaret Card, Allyson Graham Cogan, Tucker Garrett Collins, Kevin Paulo DeMiranda, Lauren Patricia Gayle, Conise Donye Green, Kristine Elaine Guhne, Daniel Emmett Gwaltney, Josephine Janet Haas, Sarah Marie Harmon, Elizabeth C Hartsell, Martha Elizabeth Hawkes, Grady Charles Hemm, Sara Abigail Jacobs, Luis Angel Lachos-Monzon, Elizabeth Nora Lee, Jillian Bess Loftis, Sarah Catherin Lucas, Brittany Joann Mabe, Austin Michael Martini, Sean Alexander Mas, Justin Grant McKinney, Myles

Joshua Morris, Hayden Tyler Moses, Manuel Negrete, Claire Elizabeth Pegram, Jennifer Lauren Russell, Emily Ryan Schanewolf, Jonathan Bradley Simon, Marley E Soden, Eric Jordan Surber, Joseph Waldo Tastet, Caleb David Taylor, Judith C Tomlinson, Ashley Danielle Weaver, Timothy Lee Woodard, Matthew Thomas Yocum; Grade 11: Hamza Amin, Sarah Dawn Bate, Max Washburn Bitar, Heather Nicole Bronson, Jonathan Lee Brown, Kristopher Mat Butler, Akasha Luisa Buzov, Sabrina Deshay Byrd, Rachel Suzanne Coffer, Lila Ann Cotten, Tanisha Erica Davis, Carolina Do, Julia Michele Fergus, Kelly Anne Fish, Tyler Jordan Fisher, Richard Bryon Flores II, Katelyn Aleise Flowers, Jordan Brianna Frazier, Kathryn Anne Gaffney, Jay Daniel Garcia, Benjamin Joseph Gering, Juliet Anne Gervasi, Jasmine J Greene, Milton Guerrero, Rashaad Bryon Hamilton, Devyn C Harrington, Allison A Hassard, Jessica Heffner, Shekinah Rhema Henderson, Ricardo Hernandez, John Alexander Hughes, Dominique Deâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;yonte Jones, Kalyn Breanna Jones, Kyle Evan Jones, Samuel Walter Jones, Grace Marie Kilroy, Brooks Carrington Kossover, Thomas B Lewis, Zoe Cecile Little, Lisette Loaiza, Marika Alise Manda, Kaitlynn Claire Mann, Samantha E Matson, Hayley Rebekah McCraw, Owen W McFarlane, Trerica Lajoy McIntyre, Zachary John Messick, Emma Grace Milunic, Allison Terri Odom, Moriah Florence Orr, Amanda Rachelle Otten, Mhegan Lindsey Patterson, Amber Nicole Payton, Landri Alexis Peirce, Bryan Renaldo Penn, Melissa Dawn Ray, Savannah Rae Relos, Corinne Cardwell Schreiber, Andrew John Scott, Joshua Devera Shavis, Paige Camille Shepherd, Madeline Grace Short, Chelsea E Shuford, Russell E Simpson, Halle Anne Sinnott, Michael Roland Thompson, Jasmine D Turner, Michael Keith Turner, Seth Worthington, Sarah Selena Wurz; Grade 12: Justin Ronald Able, Dennis Agevi,

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Trichomonas (TRICKuh-MOAN-us) is a onecelled organism, like the amoeba you might have studied in high-school biology. It is the second most common sexually transmitted infection. In the United States, more than 7 million new cases occur yearly, and worldwide, more than 180 million cases occur. Female infection can produce a yellowishgreen discharge with an unpleasant odor. Itching, pain on urination and painful sexual relations are other symptoms. As many as 50 percent of infected women have no symptoms or have such slight ones that the woman is hardly aware of them. As for men, 90 percent

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What is he talking about? – L.O. In Wolff-ParkinsonWhite syndrome, the heart races from time to time. It happens because people with WPW syndrome have an extra pathway in their heart for the electric impulse, generated by the heart’s pacemaker, to take on its way to the heart’s pumping chambers, the ventricles. When the electric signal takes this alternate route, the heartbeat slips into a very fast mode. WPW syndrome produces an unusual and easily recognized EKG pattern. The procedure your doctor mentioned involves destruction of the aberrant pathway. It can be done with a catheter and special equipment. A catheter is a slender, pliable tube that can be advanced into the heart through a surface blood vessel. Radio waves from the catheter’s equipment obliterate the alternate path. Medicines also can prevent heart racing. Beta-blocker drugs and calcium channel blockers are two families of drugs often chosen. 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


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substantial, too,â&#x20AC;? said Victor Stango, professor of economics. Stango and fellow Woods economics professor Christopher Knittel studied the stock market for 13 days after Woods crashed his car outside his Florida home on Nov. 27. Since then, several women have said they had romantic affairs with Woods. Woods eventually confessed to infidelity and lost major sponsorships.

projects, but wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give details. In a statement on her Web site, Banks also paid tribute to talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ending her talk show in 2011. About her own show, Banks told fans: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years.â&#x20AC;?

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IGH POINT – The bell tolled for cancer patient Sharon Madden on Monday afternoon, but this was no death knell. Quite the opposite, in fact. Madden rang the bell in celebration – right after finishing her sixth and final chemotherapy treatment – and launched a new tradition at the Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center on Willard Dairy Road. Now, whenever patients complete their final chemo session, they’ll ring the bell to signal the milestone. “(Ringing the bell) just says that I’m finished with this part of the journey,” explains Madden, 51, of High Point. “It’s been difficult – the chemo hasn’t been any fun – but I’m finished with

it. You kind of have to put your life on hold to come here every three weeks, but now that’s over.” After joyfully ringing the bell Monday, Madden and her husband, Royce, provided lunch for cancer center staff members and other chemo patients. The bell-ringing tradition originated at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Madden learned of it when a friend of hers received chemo treatments at M.D. Anderson. When Madden was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer this past summer, she inquired about being able to ring a bell when she completed her treatments at Moses Cone, but learned there was no such tradition there. So she initiated the tradition herself, arranging for a bell to be placed at the cancer center.

“I went to Community Bible Church because I knew they had a handbell choir, thinking that maybe they had an old handbell laying around,” Madden says. “They didn’t, but they said, ‘We think that is such a cool idea, we would like to furnish the bell.” The small bell features an engraved Bible verse, Psalm 46:10, which says: “Be still and know that I am God.” “That has been an important Scripture for me,” Madden says. “Through this journey, I’ve just had to rest in God and trust that He’d get me through it and give me the strength, and He did. I’ve had to depend on Him for my strength.” Madden’s journey is not complete – she still faces reconstructive surgery – but she considers the completion of her chemo a

major milestone that merits the ringing of the bell. Beside the bell stands a small placard, bearing the same words that are posted at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: “Ring this bell / Three times well, / Its toll to clearly say / My treatment’s done, / This course is run, / And I am on my way.” The bell and placard have been placed at the nurses’ station, within earshot of all of the patients receiving chemo at the cancer center. “When patients are in here getting chemo, it’s important for them to know there’s hope,” Madden says. “This isn’t forever, and hopefully they can look forward to celebrating their last treatment, too. I just want this bell to give them hope.” jtomlin@hpe.com | 888-3579

Dispose of drugs, medical waste properly W hat should I do with unneeded or expired medications?” Pharmacy staff members at the Guilford County Department of Public Health often receive calls from residents who want to know the answer to this question. Since there is no place in our county that will receive medications or medical supplies, such as lancets or asthma inhalers, on a regular basis, the Department of Public Health suggests using the following information to guide personal (not corporate) disposal of medications: Don’t just flush or pour medications down a sink or drain. First, check with your pharmacist or the printed patient information that came with the medication for specific instructions. If your medications can be disposed of in household trash, continue with the next step. When household trash disposal

of medications is acceptable, take these steps to protect family members and pets: 1. Pour medication into a sealable plastic bag. If the FOR THE medication is a solid (pill, liquid HEALTH capsule, etc.), OF IT crush it or add water to dissolve it. Connie If the medication Lawson is liquid, add some ■■■ water to dilute it. 2. Add cat litter, sawdust, coffee grounds or a similar material to the bag. Make the contents something that children or pets would not want to eat. 3. Seal the bag and put it in the trash. Double-bag if you prefer. Protect your identity. Remove and destroy the prescription label before you throw away the

container. Double-check the container to make sure it is empty. Never throw loose needles in the garbage, flush them down the toilet or put them in a recycling container. Used needles and lancets can injure people and spread germs and diseases, such as hepatitis and tetanus. All needles should be treated as if they carry diseases. Always put them in an approved sharps container. If you are a High Point resident, the city collects needles free of charge if they are in an approved sharps container. Residents may call the city’s customer service office at 883-3111 for pickup. Businesses should work with a professional disposal company. If you live outside High Point city limits, contact your garbage collection service for assistance with questions about safe disposal. You may be saying, “That sure does seem like a lot of trouble

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or hassle,” but it is important to dispose of medications you no longer need or use in a safe manner. This helps prevent medication mistakes and prescription drug abuse. Sometimes a family member dies, leaving a variety of medications that need disposal. A clean medicine cabinet also keeps drugs out of the hands of curious grandchildren who may be too young to read or to realize the pills or syrups are not candy. Following these guidelines will go a long way to making your home a safer place for everyone.

Wake Forest University School of Medicine students will hold the 11th annual Share the Health fair on Jan. 9 at the Marketplace Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The health fair is designed to encourage community members, especially those who are medically underserved, to become active participants in their own health care. Many free health screenings will be available for participants, including screenings for glaucoma, diabetes, HIV, syphilis and high blood pressure. Free tests to evaluate hearing, lung function, bone density, cholesterol, blood sugar and bodymass index will also be available. Health-care professionals will offer free health information on such topics as heart disease, diabetes, exercise and nutrition, and childhood obesity, among many others. Members of Brenner FIT, a Brenner Children’s Hospital program that focuses on the treatment of childhood obesity (children ages 2 to 18), will also be on hand to provide counseling on healthy lifestyles. There will be door prizes for participants, including WFU basketball tickets and YMCA membership certificates. For Hispanic participants, Spanish-speaking physicians, translators and information in Spanish will be available. Marketplace Mall is on Peters Creek Parkway, one block north of Silas Creek Parkway. Student contacts are Meredith Ochs-Mercer, mochsmer@ wfubmc.edu and Josh Dworkin, jd workin@wfubmc. edu.

CONNIE LAWSON is community health educator for the Guilford County Department of Public Health. FOR THE HEALTH Of It is a monthly column written by employees of the Guilford County Department of Public Health. If you have suggestions for future articles, call (336) 641-3292.

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When I watched today’s deal at the club, West was the player we call Grapefruit. He has the disposition of an untipped waiter and harangues partners mercilessly. Against four hearts, Grapefruit led his singleton spade – a questionable choice. East took the king and ace and led a third spade. Grapefruit ruffed and shifted to a diamond, but South won, drew trumps and took two spades to pitch dummy’s remaining diamonds. He ruffed his last diamond in dummy and claimed, and Grapefruit told East that a one-celled organism could outscore him on an I.Q. test.

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

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THE UNDERSIGNED, having qualified as Co Administrator of the Estate of William Jasper Carmichael, deceased late of Guilford County, this is to notify all persons, f i r m s , a n d corporations having cla ims agai nst said Estate to present t h e m t o t h e undersigned on or before the 15th day of March, 2010, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 15th day December, 2009.

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

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GUILFORD IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NUMBER: 09-SP-3850 IN RE: Foreclosure of Deed of Trust executed by April C. Spatafora and Derrick L. Spatafora, her husband, to Jovetta Woodard and Patrician Robinson Trustees, and SunTrust Bank, beneficiary dated March 12, 2008, in the original principal amount of $56,000.00, recorded in Book R6873, Page 507 of the Guilford County Public Registry. Record Owners: April C. Spatafora Derrick L. Spatafora BY: Robert L. Lindsey, Jr. Substitute Trustee NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Because of default in the obligations under Deed of Trust executed by April C. Spatafora and Derrick L. Spatafora (Record Owners), date March 12, 2008, and recorded in Book R6873 at Page 507, of the Guilford County Public Registry, the undersigned will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 O’Clock A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2009. At the Guilford County Court House, at Greensboro, North Carolina, at the place therein or thereat where sales of real estate are usually held the following described real property.

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Notice is hereby given that under the authority contained in the Declaration of Foxcroft Association, Inc. recorded in Deed Book 4188, Page 0552, Guilford County Registry and the authority in Chapters 47A, 47C, and 47F of the General Statutes of North Carolina, Foxcroft Association, Inc. (the “Association“) will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00 a.m. on January 5, 2010 at the Courthouse door at the Guilford County Courthouse, 201 South Eugene Street, Greensboro, North Carolina, the real property commonly known as 3111 Rockingham Road, High Point, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Townhome Unit 302 as shown on the plat of Foxcroft Townhomes, Section One, a map of which is recorded in Plat Book 77, Page 80 in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Guilford County, North Carolina. The present record owner of the property is Lori A. Wilson. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that person must pay the tax of Forty-Five Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance (AS IS, WHERE IS). Neither the Association nor the officers, directors, attorneys, property manager or authorized representatives of the Association make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in anyway relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and any superior easements, rights of way, mortgages, deeds of trust, restrictions of record, liens, or other prior encumbrances (including without limitation the deed of trust recorded in Deed Book 6497, Page 242, Guilford County Registry). The sale shall remain open for increased bids for ten (10) days after report thereof is filed with the Clerk of Superior Court. A cash deposit or Cashiers check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. If no upset bid is filed, the balance of the purchase price, less deposit, must be made in cash upon tender of the deed. The Clerk may enter an order of possession in favor of the purchase and against the parties in possession. Any tenant in possession of the property based on a lease entered into or renewed after October 1, 2007, may terminate the lease after receiving the notice of sale upon 10 day written notice to the landlord. Foxcroft Association, Inc. Grant W. Almond, Esq. Keziah, Gates, & Samet, LLP PO Box 2608 High Point, NC 27261 (336) 889-6900

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

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Better than new! Low Davidson County taxes. 1 + acre lot, over 3,000 finished heated sq. ft., plus full unfinished basement, all the extras.

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6 Bedrooms, Plus 3 Home Offices Or 8 Bedrooms 19 Forest Dr Fairgrove Forest, Thomasville $1000. Cash to buyer at closing. 1.5 ac Landscaped, 3BR, 2Baths, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room with Fireplace, Den with Fireplace, Office. Carpet over Hardwood. Crown Molding thru out. Attached over sized double garage. Unattached 3 bay garage with storage attic. 2400sqft. $260,000.

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OPEN TUES-SAT 11AM-5PM OPEN SUNDAY 1PM-5PM Directions: Eastchester to West Lexington, south on Hwy. 109, Community is on the left just past Ledford Middle School.

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

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712 W. Parris Ave. High Point Avalon Subdivision This house shows like new! Built in 2005, 1660 sqft., 3bed 2.5 bath, like-new appliances,Living Room w/ Gas fireplace, 1 car garage spacious Loft area upstairs, Great Location. We’ll work with your situation! $165,000 Price Reduced! Will will match your down payment. Visit www.crs-sell.com or call 336-790-8764

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3 bedroom, living room, kitchen, 2 full baths, central heating & air. Updated. BE ABLE TO MAKE THE PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $529.00 a month $95K. Call for details!

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273 Sunset Lane, Thomasville

GET OUT OF TOWN! Immaculate brick home 3br/2ba/bsmt/carport tucked away on a deadend st. w/ room to roam on 11.56 acres. Spring-fed creek along back of property, fruit trees, grapevines, several garden spots, greenhouse, workshop, Updates include HW heater, windows, hi-eff heat pump, whole house generator, vinyl flooring & freshly painted rooms. Full bsmt w/workshop, fireplace, one bay garage. MH site on property may be leased for additional income. Horses welcome! Priced to sell @ $199,500-call today.

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1210 N. Centennial

4 BR/3 BA 3 level Newly remodeled; walking distance to HPU, app 3100 sq ft; FP; New vinyl siding, new gas heat w/central air, roof, windows, kitchen cabinets, appliances, hardwood floors, carpet & plumbing Fenced in yard. No selller help with closing cost. Owner will pay closing cost.

MUST SEE! $104,900 Contact 336-802-0922

NOW LE LAB AVAI 678 Merry Hills Dr.-Davidson son County 3 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car Garage. This beautiful 1900 sqft. home is well lacated in a well established neighborhood. It has a finishedd basement, Large Kitchen outlooking beautiful wooded area. Large deck with Jacuzzi. Gas or woodburning fireplace in the basement. We’ll work with your situation!

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505 Willow Drive, Thomasville

Recently updated brick home is nothing short of magnificent. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Huge master suite with 2 walk-in closets & private deck. Elegant foyer & formal dining room. Marble, Tile and Hardwood floors. Crown moldings & two fireplaces. Spacious closets & lots of storage.

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Quality construction beginning at $169,900! Eight Flexible floorplans! - Three to seven bedrooms - 1939 square feet to 3571 square feet - Friendship/Ledford Schools - Low Davidson County Taxes - Basement lots Available MORE INFO @ PattersonDaniel.com Marketed Exclusively by Patterson Daniel Real Estate, Inc.

189 Game Trail, Thomasville

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

Call: Donn Setliff (336) 669-0478 or Kim Setliff (336) 669-5108 (Owner is Realtor)

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

Enjoy living in a quiet, distinctive neighborhood with no through traffic. 3 BR 2.5 BA, 2300 sq’, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings & lg. windows, Oak floors & carpeted BRs, marble tiled bathrooms, lg. large master bath with separate shower, double fire place in master BR & LR w. gas logs, kitchen w. granite counter tops, double oven, stereo system. 2 car garage, large patio overlooking a beautiful back yard. Low taxes. $329,000 $321,000 Visit www.forsalebyowner.com/22124271 or call 336.687.3959

LAND FOR SALE 5.9 Acres of privacy and seclusion with its own creek. Ready for your dream home, or you can renovate an existing home on the property. The property is located at 829 Hasty Hill Rd. between High Point and Thomasville. Davidson County Ledford Schools $59,000.

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

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70,000 ft. former Braxton Culler bldg. Well located. Reasonable rent. Call day or night. 336-6256076 Almost new 10,000 sq ft bldg on Baker Road, plenty of parking. Call day or night 336-625-6076 Industrial 641 McWay Dr, 2500 sf. Fowler & Fowler 883-1333 Medi cal Off/ Retail/ Showroom/Manufac. 1200-5000 sqft. $450/mo. 431-7716

OFFICE SPACES

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Condos/ Townhouses

1BR condo, $495 2BR condo, $565 NW HP sect 8 887-2033 2BR townhouse in rough cond. $250/mo No dep. Call day or night 625-0052

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T ownhous e, 3BR, 2 1/2 BA, all appl. furn. $750. For lease with option. 688-2099

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Homes Unfurnished

1418 Furlough, 4 Rooms, rent $250, deposit $100. Call 336-991-6811 1 Bedroom 1126-B Campbell S ......... $250 500 Henley St................. $300 313Allred Place............... $325 227 Grand St .................. $375 118 Lynn Dr..................... $375 2Bedrooms 316 Friendly Ave ............. $400 709-B Chestnut St.......... $400 711-B Chestnut St ........... $400 318 Monroe Place .......... $400 2301 Delaware Pl............ $425 309 Windley St. .............. $425 1706 W. Ward Ave.......... $425 713-A Scientific St........... $425 1140 Montlieu Ave .......... $450 920 E. Daton St .......... $450 682 Dogwood Cr............ $450 1706 Valley Ridge ........... $475 519 Liberty Dr ............ $625

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

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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

2170

1921 Ray Alexander...... $950

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

1BR brick house. Near Cedar Square. Water, lawn & trash included. $400/mo. + $200 dep. Call 687-0106. 211 Friendly 2br 300 513 N Centen 2br 325 913B Redding 2br 300 414 Smith 2br 325 150 Kenilwth 2br 325 538 Roy 2br 300 1115 Richland 2b 300 HUGHES ENTERPRISES

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Beautiful, 3bR/2 1⁄ 2 BA, Close to Golf Course. $1250mo, 454-1478

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

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Place your ad today & do not forget to ask about our attention getters!! 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

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

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

608 Woodrow Ave ...$425

205-A Tyson Ct...... $425 322 Walker............. $425 204 Hoskins ........... $425 1501-B Carolina ...... $425 321 Greer ............... $400 1206 Adams ........... $400 324 Walker............. $400 305 Allred............... $395 611-A Hendrix ......... $395 2905-B Esco .......... $395 1043-B Pegram ...... $395 908 E. Kearns ........ $395 1704 Whitehall ........ $385

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

3BR/2BA, Hasty /Ledford Schools. 137 Payne Rd, T-ville. $700. 336-888-8251

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Cemetery Plots/Crypts

2 Cemetery Plots. Floral Garden, section S. Va lue $3200. each. Price $2500. each. 431-8753 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

1 FREE MONTH $99 DEPOSIT Vista Realty 785-2862 HOMES FOR RENT 212 Hedgecock 4BR/2BA Central H/A $850 280 Dorothy 3BR/2BA $700 Call 336-442-6789 House for rent in Hasty/Ledford area. 3BR/2Bth, Central A/C, Heat pump. Includes Fridge, Dishwa sher, Stove, and Alarm system. $725./$725. Sec. Dep. No Pets allowed. Call Brian at 4421005.

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

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Commercial Property

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

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Nice 2BR, 1 BA, MH. Water, trash, refrige, stove included. $400. mo.+ dep. No Pets. 847-7570 Nice 3br and 2br houses, 1br. apt.,1 Mhome, 472-0966 1, 2 & 3 BR Homes For Rent 880-3836 / 669-7019

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Mobile Homes/Spaces

4180

Computer Repair

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

4480

1BR MH. Stove & refrig. ele. heat. Must show employment proof. 431-5560

Painting Papering

SAM KINCAID PAINTING FREE ESTIMATES CALL 472-2203

2BR/1BA Mobile Home. $90 week. 2 week deposit. Call 336-474-6222

3BR/2BA, Private lot. All applis. No Pets. $475 dep. $115 week. 861-5130 / 707-2700

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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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

2BR Central Air, carpet, blinds, appls., No pets. 883-4611 LM 318 Charles-2br 1116 Wayside-3br 883-9602 3BR/1.5BA, carport. $675/mo. 211 & 212 Spencer St. Central H/A. Call 847-8421

Homes Unfurnished

3 bedrooms, 2 bath home. Very good Wendover Hills NW neighborhood at 502 Birchwood St. at $750/mo. Henry Shavitz Realty 882-8111

601 Hickory Chapel..$375

2502 Friends, 2BR 1BA, Cent H/A. Lg rms $550. 336-442-9437

2170

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

1615 N. Cenntennial ......$775 2141 Rivermeade Dr...... $800

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

Homes Unfurnished

1107-C Robin Hood . $425

611 A W. Green........$375 611 B W. Green ...... $350 508 Jeanette...........$375 1106 Textile............. $325 309-B Chestnut ......$275 501-B Coltrane ........$270 1228 Tank............... $250 1317-A Tipton.......... $235 608-B Lake ............ $225

Archdale, Remodeled 2BR/2BA, Cent H/A, $525. 336-442-9437 Mobile Homes & Lots Auman Mobile Home Pk 3910 N. Main 883-3910

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Rooms AFFORDABLE rooms for rent. Call 491-2997

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

6 AKC Golden Retriever Pups. 2M/4F Born 12/27. Ready in 6wks $250 669-7810 AKC Christmas Weimaraner Pups. 4M, 2F. Parents on Site. $350. 336-345-1462 AKC Cream short hair Retriever Pups $300$400 taking dep. for X-mas 434-2697 AKC lab puppies , health guarantee, 1st shots, dewormed $350. 472-2756

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AKC Toy Poodles. 6 weeks old. First shots & Dewormed. 1 Girl & 1 Boys. Indoor, Kennel Trai ning. $4 00. Call Nicole 336-410-4770 It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds

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6040

Pets - Free

Elderly man & wife w/ Alzheimer’s passed away, leaving several lonely cats. Adults M & F, 3-12 yrs, fixed. Desperately need loving, indoor homes. Donation given to adopted families. Call 336-313-6028. FREE: Abandoned Mother Cat & Kittens. Need good loving home. Single Mom helping. 689-7191

Appliances

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

7120 Construction Equipment/Building Supplies Craftsman Scroll Saw. 16 inch with Stand Very Good condition. $65 Call 336-475-9001

7130

Electronic Equipment/ Computers

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

7180

Fuel Wood/ Stoves

Firewood. Split, Seasoned & Delivered, $85 3/4 Cord. Call 817-2787/848-8147 Firewood-Uhaul $40, Dumptruck $110, Pickup Truck $55. Delivered. 475-3112

Autos for Sale

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2000 Escort ZX2, Auto & Air. 59K, Very Nice. $2900 Call 336847-4635, 431-6020

Kero-sun Heater Very good condition. 19,500 BTU $70 Call 336-475-9001

93 Honda Accord, LX. Fully loaded, 149K miles. $2950/obo, Call 336-883-6793 98 Lincoln Continental Mark VIII, 171k miles, VGC. Blk EXT & INT, loaded, $4995, obo. 336-906-3770

Oak Firewood, Split, Seasoned & Delivered. $50 Small Pick up Load. 906-0377

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Propane Heater Very Good condition. 80,000 BTU. $70. Call 336-475-9001

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7290

Shopsmith with bandsaw, jointer, & accessories. $2000. Call 431-8753 for more information

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Wanted to Buy

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

All Terain Vehicles

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

9060

Autos for Sale

01 Buick LeSabre Limi ted. 91, 800 mi., tan leather, very good co nd., $52 00. 8879568 / 906-1703 It;s all in here today!! The Classifieds

472-3111 DLR#27817 KIA Amanti, ’04, 1 owner, EC. 71K, 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

9120

Classic Antique Cars

01 Grande Marquis, 46k, very nice, $4300. Call 336-4316020 or 847-4635

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

07 Chevy Malibu, Red, 4 cylinder, auto, 35 k mi. Like new, $9,950 336-510-8794

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

9260

Trucks/ Trailers

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

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

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

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

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

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9300

Vans

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9240

Sport Utility

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

04 Chevrolet Express Van. 4.8. 114K miles. Runs Good. $2100. Call 336-689-2109 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 lowered/buil t $5850. OBO 672-0630

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Miscellaneous

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

9210

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

9250

Sports

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

9260

Trucks/ Trailers

96’ Freightliner Hood Single Axle. 96’ Electronics, 53ft, 102 Dock Lift Trailer. $14,500. Call 1-203395-3956

Large Comm. Van, ’95 Dodge Van 2500, new motor & trans., 883-1849 $3000 neg

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Wanted to Buy

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BACK HOME AGAIN: Scott Cherry, HPU host NCCU. 4D

Tuesday December 29, 2009

HOOP IT UP: Roundup of Monday’s prep basketball action. 3D Sports Editor: Mark McKinney mmckinney@hpe.com (336) 888-3556

GROWING CELL: Report indicates cell phone shopping up fourfold. 6D

HPU women trip Mercer BY EVAN LEPLER SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

HIGH POINT – Ashlee’ Samuels knows she is running out of chances. As the lone scholarship senior on the High Point women’s basketball team, she is determined to help lead the Panthers to places the program has never been. With more performances like Monday night, the promised land, also known as a Big South Championship, seems within reach. Samuels dominated the post with 15 points and 12 rebounds, her second double-double in the past three games, to help HPU slide past Mercer 81-71 last night at the Millis Center. The Panthers had four doubledigit scorers, but Samuels led the way with her tenacity on the glass. “I’ve been focusing more on rebounding, because (assistant coach Karen Curtis McConico) preaches to me everyday, two hands, two hands,” Samuels said after the game, while

appropriately clutching her two year old nephew, D’Marquez, with both arms. After averaging only 2.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game as a junior, Samuels is posting nearly nine of each per contest through the non-conference portion of her final season. “She’s doing a great job inside for us and hit a couple of big baskets for us in the second half too,” Panther head coach Tooey Loy said. “If we can get that kind of production out of Ashlee’ Samuels, we’re a lot better team.” The Panthers led by as many as 16 points in the first half as they stormed to a 37-21 lead, but the Bears fought back behind a mighty performance from senior Courtney Ford. Ford, who led all scorers with 29 points on 10-of-25 shooting, triggered a 102 run in the final 2:30 of the first half to make it 39-31 at the break. Mackenzie Maier and LaTeisha Dean had 14 points each for HPU.

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BASKETBALL WAKE FOREST 75 UNCG 60

GREENSBORO – If Wake Forest suffered any ill effects from an eight-day holiday layoff, the Demon Deacons addressed the lingering symptoms in the second half of Monday night’s game against UNC Greensboro. The Deacons dispatched the Spartans 75-60 at the Greensboro Coliseum in the only meeting between the schools this decade. Al-Farouq Aminu scored 23 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and added six blocks in an impressive individual showcase. He paced Wake to a 31-24 halftime lead before powering the second-half run that put UNCG away for good. “I think it’s a good win for us coming off of Christmas,” Demon Deacons coach Dino Gaudio said. The Deacons were tested by a Spartan club that ran out of gas late. “I think we’re doing a real good job, but I know we’ve got to get better on

the boards,” a self-critical Aminu said after the game. “The blocked shots are important because they lead into the fast break.” L.D. Williams and Ari Stewart added 11 points each for Wake. C.J. Harris finished with 10. Ben Stywall led UNCG’s talented trio of guards with 13 points, while Korey Van Dussen and Brandon Evans added 10. The Spartans narrowed the deficit to 61-54 with six minutes to play, but were unable to string together scores against the Deacon defense that set a single-game record with 16 blocks. “Hopefully in our league, that penetration will be positive,” UNCG coach Mike Dement said. “But when their point guard (Ish Smith) blocks four shots, we’ve got a problem. Sixteen blocked shots – that’s amazing.” Wake (9-2, 1-0) will host Richmond Thursday night. UNCG (2-9, 1-1) faces N.C. State Thursday followed by Maryland Sunday.

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Tournament time! Kelsey Brown (15) of the Christian Academy of Knoxville feels the defensive pressure from Wesleyan Christian Academy’s Rachael Luck (14) and Taylor Bailey (11) during Monday’s first-round game at Southwest Guilford in the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic. CAK netted a 56-28 victory. See Bank of N.C. tournament roundup on 3D and the rest of the day in preps on 3D and 4D.

triple-OT thriller BY JASON QUEEN SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

HIGH POINT – Western Guilford’s boys nearly buried Wesleyan in the first half of their Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic opener. But the Trojans proved they have a few very big shovels. Trailing 30-14 at the half, Wesleyan regrouped, fought back and survived to pull out a 76-72 triple-overtime thriller at Southwest Guilford on Monday. Will Coble scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter and the overtimes, coming up with countless big plays down the stretch. The Trojans improved to 10-5 with the win and advanced to Tuesday’s semifinals at 6 p.m. at Southwest. They will face the winner of the nightcap between the host Cowboys and Oak Christian Academy of Knoxville, Tenn. But they gave coach Keith Gatlin a few headaches in the process. “I’m gonna break about 15 clipboards this year, because they start off so passive,” Gatlin said only half-joking. “Our kids don’t understand, when you play basketball you have to play hard for 40 minutes.” The Hornets gave Wesleyan a lesson on coming out of the gates quickly, taking a 12-6 lead after one quarter and stretching that to 28-10 just before the half. But the Trojans came out of the locker room with newfound intensity, and the

difference was instant. Leek Leek and Deng Leek converted dunks on consecutive possessions, and that set the tone for the rest of the night. Gatlin had a simple explanation. “I broke a couple clipboards,” he said. Wesleyan ended the third quarter with a 6-0 run to get within 35-30, then used a 10-0 spurt to grab its first lead of the game at 40-37 midway through the fourth. But the Hornets never folded and actually led 44-42 with eight seconds left. Western’s Adrian Moore missed a free throw, and Antwan Wilkerson missed a putback attempt. Coble corralled the rebound, found Mitch Purgason with an outlet pass and he hit Drew Crenshaw for a layup at the buzzer to force overtime. Western coach Art Wade was disappointed to see his team let its big lead slip away. The Hornets had another chance to win it when Reggie Perkins hit two free throws to stake them to a 57-54 lead with 11 seconds left, but Coble calmly buried a 3 to extend the game another period. With Wesleyan leading 57-51 in the closing seconds of the second overtime, Perkins hit a 3-pointer, came up with a steal in the backcourt then hit another 3 to add another frame. But Coble opened the third overtime with a 3 of his own, and the Trojans hit 4 of 6 free throws down the stretch to hang on. Deng Leek had 17 points for Wesleyan, and Leek Leek added 15.

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HIT AND RUN uick quiz: What do Philip Rivers and Santa Claus have in common? They always deliver great performances in December. Rivers quarterbacked the Chargers to their 18th consecutive December victory with a 4217 rout of Tennessee on Christmas Night. San Diego has won 18 straight December games dating to 2006, and Rivers has never lost a December game in his career. That’s some special deliveries by Rivers and the Chargers. It’s past time to add Rivers to the short list of NFL MVP candidates.

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DAVIDSON PENN

I mistakenly limited this year’s MVP race to three quarterbacks in a hit and run last month. Sure, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Brett Favre are all having fantastic seasons. But so is Rivers. The former N.C. State superstar is the NFL’s third-rated passer. He’s directed the Chargers (12-3) to 10 straight victories, the AFC’s No. 2 playoff seed and a first-round bye. Rivers has passed for at least one touchdown in 12 straight games, a personal best. For the season, he’s completed 308 of 471

passes for 4,155 yards, 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He currently ranks second in the AFC in passing yards, TD passes and QB rating (104.5). I still think Manning is the favorite for NFL MVP. But I’d rate Rivers a solid No. 2 for that prestigious award. And should the Colts and Chargers meet in the AFC Championship Game, we may be treated to a classic quarterback duel for the ages.

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– MARK MCKINNEY ENTERPRISE SPORTS EDITOR

As Steve Addazio listened to Florida coach Urban Meyer talk about his health and his future, it never crossed his mind what kind of reaction players would have when he was picked to be the Gators’ interim coach. Addazio was unprepared for their response. They gave the longtime assistant an overwhelming reception, an ovation so long and loud that it even caught superstar quarterback Tim Tebow off guard. “It was one of the loudest rounds of ovation and applause that I have been a part of in my entire life,” Tebow said Monday. “The team, the players clapped probably for three or four minutes and didn’t stop. You could see coach Addazio getting emotional while we were doing that because it meant so much to him.” Addazio will take over next week, filling in during Meyer’s indefinite leave of absence brought on by recurring chest pains and an alarming hospital visit three weeks ago.

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SCOREBOARD 2D www.hpe.com TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009 THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE Miami 114, Indiana 80 Dallas 104, Denver 96 L.A. Clippers 92, Boston 90

FOOTBALL

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Monday’s Games Charlotte 94, Milwaukee 84 Oklahoma City 105, New Jersey 89 Washington at Memphis, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

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PF 400 311 336 228

x-Indianapolis Houston Jacksonville Tennessee

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PF 409 354 273 337

x-Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland

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x-San Diego Denver Oakland Kansas City

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y-Philadelphia y-Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington

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x-New Orleans Atlanta Carolina Tampa Bay

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x-Minnesota y-Green Bay Chicago Detroit

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x-Arizona San Francisco Seattle St. Louis

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PF 368 302 267 169

PA 251 236 360 319

Home 8-0-0 3-4-0 4-3-0 2-5-0

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

AFC 7-4-0 6-5-0 5-6-0 3-8-0

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

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

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

Away AFC 7-0-0 10-1-0 5-3-0 5-6-0 2-5-0 6-5-0 2-5-0 4-8-0

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

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

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

AFC 7-4-0 6-5-0 5-6-0 4-7-0

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

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

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

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

AFC 9-3-0 6-5-0 4-7-0 2-9-0

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

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

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

Away NFC 5-2-0 9-2-0 5-3-0 8-3-0 4-3-0 6-5-0 1-6-0 2-10-0

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

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

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

Away 7-0-0 2-5-0 3-5-0 2-6-0

NFC 9-2-0 5-6-0 7-4-0 3-8-0

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

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

Home 7-0-0 6-2-0 4-3-0 2-5-0

Away NFC 4-3-0 8-2-0 4-3-0 8-3-0 1-6-0 3-7-0 0-8-0 1-10-0

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 4-3-0 6-2-0 4-3-0 0-7-0

Away NFC 6-2-0 8-3-0 1-6-0 6-5-0 1-7-0 4-8-0 1-7-0 1-10-0

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

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

Tuesday’s Games Oklahoma City at Washington, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

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Bobcats 94, Bucks 84

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MILWAUKEE (84) Delfino 1-5 0-0 2, Ilyasova 5-10 0-0 12, Bogut 1-6 0-2 2, Jennings 9-18 4-6 24, Redd 0-4 2-2 2, Meeks 1-7 4-4 6, Bell 0-4 0-0 0, Warrick 4-7 2-2 10, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Ridnour 610 3-4 17, Mbah a Moute 3-6 3-4 9, Elson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-78 18-24 84. CHARLOTTE (94) Wallace 7-13 7-9 21, Diaw 3-7 0-0 6, Mohammed 0-4 1-2 1, Felton 4-6 1-2 11, Jackson 4-13 4-4 12, Diop 3-4 1-2 7, Augustin 2-8 2-2 7, Murray 6-17 3-4 16, Brown 1-1 0-0 2, Graham 4-6 3-3 11, Law 0-1 0-0 0, Henderson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-81 22-28 94. Milwaukee 20 14 28 22 — 84 Charlotte 23 33 18 20 — 94

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3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 6-25 (Ilyasova 2-4, Jennings 2-5, Ridnour 2-6, Redd 0-2, Bell 0-2, Meeks 0-3, Delfino 0-3), Charlotte 4-18 (Felton 2-3, Augustin 1-5, Murray 1-7, Jackson 0-1, Diaw 0-1, Wallace 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 47 (Mbah a Moute 10), Charlotte 60 (Wallace 14). Assists—Milwaukee 12 (Jennings 7), Charlotte 23 (Diaw 5). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 25, Charlotte 20. Technicals—Milwaukee defensive three second 2, Jackson, Charlotte delay of game. A—15,473 (19,077).

South PA 318 315 298 380

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Friday’s result

TRIVIA QUESTION

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Q. Can you name the N.C. State center who won the 1979 Outland Trophy as college football’s best interior lineman? RECEIVING—Kentucky, Locke 6-30, McCaskill 4-31, R.Cobb 2-20, Grinter 2-12, Matthews 1-17. Clemson, Spiller 3-58, J.Ford 344, Palmer 2-39.

Monday’s Game

San Diego 42, Tennessee 17

Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20

Minnesota at Chicago, late

Sunday’s games Chicago at Detroit, 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. Philadelphia at Dallas, 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. Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday’s results Atlanta 31, Buffalo 3 Houston 27, Miami 20 Green Bay 48, Seattle 10 Carolina 41, N.Y. Giants 9 Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20 Tampa Bay 20, New Orleans 17, OT Cleveland 23, Oakland 9 Cincinnati 17, Kansas City 10 New England 35, Jacksonville 7 San Francisco 20, Detroit 6 Arizona 31, St. Louis 10 N.Y. Jets 29, Indianapolis 15 Philadelphia 30, Denver 27 Dallas 17, Washington 0

NFL playoff scenarios AFC CLINCHED: Indianapolis-AFC South and homefield advantage; San Diego-AFC West and first-round bye; Cincinnati-AFC North; New England-AFC East ELIMINATED: Cleveland, Kansas City, Oakland, Buffalo, Tennessee Baltimore — Clinches a playoff spot with a win

Pittsburgh — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) Win and Houston loss or tie and N.Y. Jets loss or tie OR 2) Win and Houston loss or tie and Baltimore loss or tie OR 3) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Baltimore loss or tie and Denver loss or tie Houston — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Baltimore loss or tie OR 2) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Denver loss or tie OR 3) Win and Baltimore loss or tie and Denver loss or tie Jacksonville — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss and Denver loss and Houston loss OR 2) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss and Denver loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR 3) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss and Houston loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR 4) Win and Pittsburgh loss and Denver loss and Houston loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR 5) Win and N.Y. Jets loss and Denver loss and Houston loss and Baltimore loss Miami — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) Win and N.Y. Jets loss and Baltimore loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss or tie Baltimore, N.Y. Jets, Denver, Pittsburgh and Houston can also make the playoffs if they tie this week in combination with various other results. Jacksonville and Miami cannot make the playoffs with a tie.

NFC CLINCHED: New Orleans-NFC South and first-round bye; Minnesota-NFC North; Arizona-NFC West; Philadelphia, Green Bay and Dallas-playoff spot ELIMINATED: Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington, Chicago, Seattle, Carolina, Atlanta, San Francisco, N.Y. Giants New Orleans — Clinches homefield advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: If Minnesota beats Chicago (Monday night) 1) Win or tie OR 2) Minnesota loss or tie If Chicago beats Minnesota (Monday night) Clinches homefield advantage Minnesota — Clinches homefield advantage with: If Minnesota beats Chicago (Monday night) Win and New Orleans loss — Clinches a first-round bye with: If Minnesota beats Chicago (Monday night) 1) Minnesota win or tie OR 2) Philadelphia loss or tie If Chicago beats Minnesota (Monday night) 1) Minnesota win and Philadelphia loss or tie OR 2) Minnesota tie and Philadelphia loss Arizona — Clinches a first-round bye with: If Chicago beats Minnesota (Monday night) Win and Minnesota loss and Philadelphia loss Philadelphia — Clinches NFC East with: Win or tie — Clinches first-round bye with: If Minnesota beats Chicago (Monday night) Win and Minnesota loss If Chicago beats Minnesota (Monday night) 1) Win OR 2) Tie and Minnesota loss or tie

Sunday’s late game Cowboys 17, Redskins 0

Ky—Matthews 17 pass from Newton (Seiber kick), 10:08. Clem—J.Ford 32 pass from Parker (Jackson kick), :16.

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First Quarter Dal—R.Williams 4 pass from Romo (Suisham kick), 8:33.

Second Quarter Fourth Quarter Dal—FG Suisham 23, 7:44. A—88,221. First downs Total Net Yards Rushes-yards Passing Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions Ret. Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

Dal 22 393 30-108 285 2-(-2) 1-20 1-9 25-38-1 1-1 3-51.3 0-0 4-21 35:02

Second Quarter Ky—FG Seiber 39, 7:29. Clem—Harper 1 run (Jackson kick), 5:19.

Third Quarter Ky—FG Seiber 44, 10:13.

Fourth Quarter

Dal—Barber 3 run (Suisham kick), 8:00.

Was 15 218 18-43 175 3-13 2-37 1-13 24-39-1 3-24 8-37.3 3-0 4-33 24:58

Geo—A.White 2 pass from Cox (Walsh kick), 13:19. Geo—C.King 1 run (Walsh kick), 9:47. Geo—Chapas 5 run (kick failed), 4:29. TAM—Morrow 5 pass from J.Johnson (pass failed), 1:13. A—49,653. First downs Rushes-yards Passing Comp-Att-Int Return Yards Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

TAM 26 33-109 362 29-59-2 41 7-29.4 3-0 7-65 27:59

Geo 17 40-208 158 15-28-1 95 6-41.5 0-0 6-39 32:01

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Clemson 21, Kentucky 13

Dallas Washington

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Clem—Spiller 8 run (Jackson kick), 10:14. A—57,280. Ky Clem First downs 19 14 Rushes-yards 42-167 33-180 Passing 110 141 Comp-Att-Int 15-26-0 8-14-0 Return Yards (-2) 0 Punts-Avg. 4-29.3 4-36.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards 3-15 7-75 Time of Possession 34:26 25:34

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Kentucky, Locke 18-64, Newton 10-37, R.Cobb 10-36, Allen 2-19, Tydlacka 19, Conner 1-2. Clemson, Harper 8-79, Spiller 15-67, Ellington 4-20, Parker 3-16, J.Ford 1-2, Team 2-(minus 4). PASSING—Kent., Newton 13-23-0-98, R.Cobb 2-3-0-12. Clemson, Parker 8-14-0-141.

RUSHING—Texas A&M, Michael 15-77, J.Johnson 14-51, Gray 3-5, Team 1-(minus 24). Georgia, Ealey 13-78, C.King 16-60, Chapas 5-43, Munzenmaier 4-20, Cox 1-6, K.Lanier 1-1. PASSING—Texas A&M, J.Johnson 29-58-2362, Team 0-1-0-0. Georgia, Cox 15-28-1158. RECEIVING—Texas A&M, Fuller 7-102, Morrow 5-65, J.McCoy 4-39, Swope 4-31, Nwachukwu 3-38, Tannehill 2-35, K.Brown 2-7, B.Jackson 1-41, Gray 1-4. Georgia, Green 6-57, Moore 2-34, A.White 2-26, Charles 2-8, C.King 1-32, Chapas 1-4, Ealey 1-(minus 3).

BASKETBALL

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (52) 11-0 1,607 1 2. Texas (11) 11-0 1,556 2 3. Kentucky (1) 13-0 1,476 3 4. Purdue 11-0 1,407 4 5. Syracuse (1) 12-0 1,398 5 6. West Virginia 10-0 1,309 6 7. Duke 9-1 1,241 7 8. Villanova 11-1 1,177 8 9. North Carolina 9-3 1,033 10 10. Connecticut 9-2 1,002 11 11. Michigan St. 9-3 910 9 12. Kansas St. 11-1 892 12 13. Georgetown 9-1 813 14 14. Tennessee 9-2 664 16 15. Ohio St. 10-2 605 17 16. Mississippi 10-2 544 15 17. Washington 9-2 490 22 18. Temple 9-2 403 21 19. New Mexico 12-1 352 13 20. Texas Tech 10-1 334 23 21. Clemson 11-2 300 24 22. Florida St. 11-2 252 — 23. Wisconsin 10-2 180 — 24. UAB 11-1 178 — 25. Northwestern 10-1 144 — Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 129, Georgia Tech 102, Dayton 94, Texas A&M 91, Florida 76, Miami 60, BYU 55, Oklahoma St. 37, Wichita St. 35, Southern Cal 27, UNLV 26, Butler 19, Memphis 16, Mississippi St. 13, Wake Forest 12, St. John’s 10, Baylor 7, California 7, Cincinnati 7, Virginia Tech 7, Cornell 5, Missouri St. 5, N. Iowa 5, Rhode Island 5, William & Mary 5, Seton Hall 2, Army 1. Voter Ballots: http://tinyurl.com/cfbse4

Women’s AP Top 25 poll The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Connecticut (40) 10-0 1,000 1 2. Stanford 9-1 942 2 3. Notre Dame 10-0 923 3 4. Tennessee 10-1 873 4 5. Baylor 11-1 819 5 6. Ohio St. 13-1 752 6 7. North Carolina 9-1 725 7 8. Duke 9-2 716 8 9. Georgia 11-0 704 9 10. Texas A&M 9-1 636 10 11. LSU 10-1 613 11 12. Florida St. 11-1 483 12 13. Nebraska 11-0 461 14 14. Oklahoma 9-2 458 13 15. Xavier 9-2 411 15 16. Michigan St. 9-3 372 16 17. Texas 7-3 331 17 18. Vanderbilt 10-1 308 19 19. Arizona St. 7-3 300 18 20. Pittsburgh 10-1 222 20 21. Kansas 9-2 185 21 22. Wis.-Green Bay 10-0 159 22 23. Virginia 7-3 138 23 24. Georgia Tech 10-2 122 24 25. James Madison 8-1 55 25 Others receiving votes: DePaul 45, Oklahoma St. 44, Dayton 38, West Virginia 38, St. John’s 23, Syracuse 22, Kentucky 12, Maryland 12, TCU 10, Miami 8, St. Bonaventure 8, Texas Tech 8, Northwestern 7, California 6, Michigan 5, Iowa St. 4, Georgetown 2. Voter Ballots: http://tinyurl.com/ykagzmr

Coaches’ Top 25 poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 27, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kansas (28) 11-0 772 1 2. Texas (3) 11-0 743 2 3. Kentucky 13-0 702 3 4. Purdue 11-0 677 4 5. Syracuse 12-0 657 5 6. West Virginia 10-0 630 6 7. Duke 9-1 585 7 8. Villanova 11-1 553 8 9. North Carolina 9-3 489 10 10. Connecticut 9-2 471 11 11. Michigan State 9-3 436 9 12. Kansas State 11-1 409 15 13. Georgetown 9-1 407 13 14. Tennessee 9-2 313 14 15. Ohio State 10-2 290 17 16. Washington 9-2 274 19 17. New Mexico 12-1 241 12 18. Clemson 11-2 192 23 19. Temple 9-2 164 25 20. Georgia Tech 9-2 140 22 21. Mississippi 10-2 137 21 22. Gonzaga 8-3 96 24 23. Butler 8-4 85 16 24. Texas Tech 10-1 68 — 25. Florida State 11-2 67 — Others receiving votes: Florida 60, UNLV 51, Brigham Young 49, Wisconsin 49, Northwestern 43, UAB 33, Dayton 25, Oklahoma State 22, Texas A&M 16, William & Mary 13, Illinois 12, Saint Mary’s 12, Southern California 12, Cincinnati 11, Washington State 11, Cornell 8, Northern Iowa 8, Wake Forest 8, Richmond 6, St. John’s 6, California 5, Louisville 5, Old Dominion 4, Arizona State 2, Charlotte 2, Virginia Tech 2, Minnesota 1, Wichita State 1.

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Maryland 72, Florida Atlantic 59

All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

Monday’s results Wake Forest 75, UNC Greensboro 60 North Carolina 81, Rutgers 67

Harvard 88, MIT 61 Loyola, Md. 55, Bucknell 49 N.J. Tech 65, Wagner 56 Pittsburgh 65, DePaul 52 Temple 63, Bowling Green 39

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.

SOUTH Davidson 79, Penn 50 Lehigh 89, Longwood 78 Memphis 87, IUPUI 67 Wake Forest 75, UNC Greensboro 60

SOUTHWEST N. Arizona 64, Texas-Pan American 59 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 97, Okla. Panhandle St. 67

WOMEN EAST New Hampshire 42, Canisius 40 Robert Morris 57, Santa Clara 56 Syracuse 67, Rider 46

SOUTH Connecticut 78, Florida St. 59 Duke 117, N.C. Central 28 Florida 78, Ohio 49 Georgia 59, Clemson 47 High Point 81, Mercer 71 Louisiana-Monroe 76, Nicholls St. 53 N.C. State 68, Seton Hall 57 UNC Wilmington 85, Stony Brook 51 Va. Commonwealth 84, Longwood 64

MIDWEST Loyola of Chicago 86, Colgate 57 Purdue 51, Minnesota 43

Wake Forest 75, UNCG 60

WAKE FOREST (9-2) Aminu 8-16 6-10 23, Weaver 1-2 0-0 2, Smith 2-7 1-4 5, Harris 2-4 6-6 10, Williams 5-7 0-0 11, Clark 2-6 1-1 6, McFarland 0-2 4-6 4, Stewart 4-11 0-0 11, Woods 1-1 1-3 3. Totals 25-56 19-30 75. UNC-GREENSBORO (2-9) Bone 1-5 0-0 2, Stywall 6-12 1-2 13, VanDussen 3-12 2-2 10, Randall 1-10 0-0 2, Evans 3-9 4-5 10, Smith 1-1 2-2 4, Toney 3-10 2-2 10, Brown 1-3 0-2 2, Cole 2-7 2-2 7. Totals 21-69 13-17 60. Halftime—Wake Forest 31-24. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 6-16 (Stewart 3-6, Williams 1-1, Clark 1-3, Aminu 1-3, Smith 0-1, Harris 0-2), UNC-Greensboro 5-18 (VanDussen 2-4, Toney 2-8, Cole 1-2, Bone 0-1, Randall 0-1, Evans 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 42 (Aminu 17), UNC-Greensboro 44 (Stywall 14). Assists— Wake Forest 14 (Smith 6), UNC-Greensboro 9 (VanDussen 3). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 15, UNC-Greensboro 20. A—4,716.

GP New Jersey 37 Pittsburgh 39 N.Y. Rangers38 Philadelphia 38 N.Y. Islanders40

W 27 26 18 18 15

L OT Pts GF GA 9 1 55 110 81 12 1 53 127 101 16 4 40 105 106 18 2 38 106 109 18 7 37 97 125

Northeast Division GP 38 37 38 40 40

Buffalo Boston Ottawa Montreal Toronto

W 23 19 19 19 14

L OT Pts GF GA 11 4 50 103 87 11 7 45 98 92 15 4 42 105 113 18 3 41 105 110 17 9 37 113 139

Southeast Division GP 39 38 40 38 39

Washington Atlanta Florida Tampa Bay Carolina

W 24 18 16 14 10

L OT Pts GF GA 9 6 54 142 109 16 4 40 124 121 17 7 39 113 128 15 9 37 97 117 22 7 27 99 143

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP 38 39 38 38 39

Chicago Nashville Detroit St. Louis Columbus

W 26 22 19 17 14

L OT Pts GF GA 9 3 55 117 79 14 3 47 112 114 14 5 43 100 100 16 5 39 99 107 18 7 35 107 136

Northwest Division Colorado Vancouver Calgary Minnesota Edmonton

GP 40 39 37 38 38

San Jose Phoenix Los Angeles Dallas Anaheim

GP 38 39 38 38 38

W 22 23 20 19 15

L OT Pts GF GA 12 6 50 119 115 16 0 46 123 96 12 5 45 103 94 16 3 41 100 107 19 4 34 109 127

Pacific Division

Big South men

New Mexico St. 63, UTEP 56

All Times EDT

TOURNAMENT FIU Sun & Fun Classic First Round

Conf. Overall W L Pct. W L Coastal Caro. 2 0 1.000 11 2 Radford 2 0 1.000 5 5 UNC-Ashe. 1 0 1.000 3 7 Liberty 1 1 .500 6 6 Winthrop 1 1 .500 5 6 High Point 1 1 .500 4 6 VMI 1 1 .500 4 6 Gard.-Webb 0 1 .000 3 7 Charleston S. 0 2 .000 5 6 Presbyterian 0 2 .000 2 11 Tuesday’s results Youngstown State 82, High Point 69 George Mason 89, VMI 86 Cincinnati 74, Winthrop 57 William & Mary 70, Radford 68

Fla. International 68, Bryant 60

Fordham Holiday Classic First Round UMBC 66, East Carolina 58

Hatter Classic First Round American U. 54, Buffalo 43 St. Francis, Pa. 63, Stetson 61

Hawk Classic First Round Boston U. 68, South Carolina 67 Saint Joseph’s 65, Brown 36

Marriott Cavalier Classic First Round

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.

UM Holiday Tournament First Round Miami 93, Quinnipiac 48 Texas 94, Cent. Michigan 83

Wildcat Christmas Classic First Round Drexel 69, Loyola, Md. 58

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.

Top 25 fared Monday 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: vs. Iowa, Tuesday. 5. Syracuse (12-0) did not play. Next: at Seton Hall, Tuesday. 6. West Virginia (10-0) did not play. 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. North Carolina (9-3) vs. Rutgers. Next: vs. Albany, N.Y., Wednesday. 10. Connecticut (9-2) did not play. Next: at Cincinnati, Wednesday. 11. Michigan State (9-3) did not play. Next: vs. Texas-Arlington, Wednesday. 12. Kansas State (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Cleveland State, Tuesday. 13. Georgetown (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. St. John’s, Thursday. 14. Tennessee (9-2) did not play. Next: at Memphis, Thursday. 15. Ohio State (10-2) did not play. Next: at No. 23 Wisconsin, Thursday. 16. Mississippi (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. Jacksonville State, Tuesday. 17. Washington (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Oregon State, Thursday. 18. Temple (10-2) beat Bowling Green 6339. Next: at Northern Illinois, Wednesday. 19. New Mexico (12-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 20 Texas Tech, Tuesday. 20. Texas Tech (10-1) did not play. Next: at No. 19 New Mexico, Tuesday. 21. Clemson (11-2) did not play. Next: vs. South Carolina State, Tuesday. 22. Florida State (11-2) did not play. Next: vs. Alabama A&M, Thursday. 23. Wisconsin (10-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 15 Ohio State, Thursday. 24. UAB (11-1) did not play. Next: at Virginia, Wednesday. 25. Northwestern (10-1) did not play. Next: at Illinois, Wednesday.

Women’s Top 25 fared Monday 1. Connecticut (11-0) beat No. 12 Florida State 78-59. Next: at Seton Hall, Saturday. 2. Stanford (9-1) did not play. Next: at Fresno State, Wednesday. 3. Notre Dame (10-0) did not play. Next: at UCF, Tuesday. 4. Tennessee (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Old Dominion, Wednesday. 5. Baylor (11-1) did not play. Next: vs. Texas-Pan American, Wednesday. 6. Ohio State (13-1) at Illinois. Next: at Northwestern, Thursday. 7. North Carolina (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. Kennesaw State, Tuesday. 8. Duke (10-2) beat North Carolina Central 117-28. Next: at Temple, Thursday. 9. Georgia (12-0) beat Clemson 59-47. Next: at Savannah State, Wednesday. 10. Texas A&M (9-1) vs. Prairie View. Next: at New Mexico, Wednesday. 11. LSU (10-1) did not play. Next: at No. 15 Xavier, Wednesday. 12. Florida State (11-2) lost to No. 1 Connecticut 78-59. Next: vs. Western Carolina, Wednesday. 13. Nebraska (11-0) did not play. Next: vs. Albany, N.Y., Wednesday. 14. Oklahoma (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Cal State Fullerton, Wednesday. 15. Xavier (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. No. 11 LSU, Wednesday. 16. Michigan State (9-3) at Wisconsin. Next: vs. Michigan, Thursday. 17. Texas (8-3) beat Central Michigan 9483. Next: vs. Miami, Tuesday. 18. Vanderbilt (10-1) vs. ETSU. Next: at No. 3 Notre Dame, Thursday. 19. Arizona State (7-3) vs. Furman. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Thursday. 20. Pittsburgh (10-1) did not play. Next: vs. Duquesne, Tuesday. 21. Kansas (9-2) did not play. Next: vs. Pepperdine, Wednesday. 22. Wisconsin-Green Bay (10-0) vs. Southern Illinois. Next: at Cleveland State, Saturday. 23. Virginia (8-3) beat Samford 69-60. Next: vs. Liberty, Tuesday. 24. Georgia Tech (11-2) beat Hampton 6354. Next: vs. Bryant or Florida International, Tuesday. 25. James Madison (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. Lafayette, Tuesday.

ACC standings All Times EDT Conf. L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

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

Overall W L 11 2 9 2 8 4 10 1 9 1 11 2 10 3 8 3 6 4 12 1 9 2

Pct. .846 .818 .667 .909 .900 .846 .769 .727 .600 .923 .818

Saturday’s games (Jan. 2) 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 (Jan. 4) 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. UNC Asheville at Charleston Southern, 7:30 p.m.

Big South women Conf. L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

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

Pct. .833 .778 .727 .600 .538 .455 .300 .100 .091

Wednesday’s result Hampton 63, Radford 43

Monday’s results Liberty 70, Cornell 40, at Charlottesville High Point 81, Mercer 71

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. TBD, 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

Thursday’s game Radford at Marshall, 12 p.m.

Saturday’s games (Jan. 2) 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 (Jan. 4) Coastal Carolina at High Point, 4 p.m. Radford at Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m. Charleston Southern at UNC Asheville, 7 p.m.

Tuesday’s game (Jan. 5) Saturday’s games (Jan. 9) High Point at Radford, 3 p.m. Charleston Southern at Coastal Carolina, 4 p.m. UNC Asheville at Gardner-Webb, 4:30 p.m. Winthrop at Liberty, 7 p.m.

NBA

W 22 21 16 12 10

L 6 17 19 22 29

Pct .793 .469 .367 .241 .065

GB —1 9 ⁄2 121⁄2 16 22

L 8 8 12 17 18

Pct .733 .724 .571 .414 .357

GB — 1 ⁄2 51 9 ⁄2 11

Pct .750 .414 .393 .367 .310

GB —1 10 ⁄2 11 121 13 ⁄2

Central Division W 24 12 11 11 9

Cleveland Milwaukee Chicago Detroit Indiana

L 8 17 17 19 20

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W 22 17 18 13 13

Dallas San Antonio Houston New Orleans Memphis

L 9 11 13 15 16

Pct .710 .607 .581 .464 .448

GB —1 3 ⁄2 41 7 ⁄2 8

Northwest Division Denver Portland Utah Oklahoma City Minnesota Pacific Division L.A. Lakers Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Clippers Golden State

New Jersey 3, Atlanta 2 Carolina 6, Washington 3 Detroit at Columbus, 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.

Today’s Games Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Columbus at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Hurricanes 6, Capitals 3 Carolina Washington

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First Period—1, Carolina, Ruutu 11 (Staal, Whitney), 7:44 (pp). 2, Carolina, Staal 7 (Cullen, Jokinen), 10:14. 3, Carolina, Jokinen 11 (Cullen, Staal), 14:30. Second Period—4, Washington, Green 9 (Fleischmann, Ovechkin), 1:14 (pp). 5, Carolina, Sutter 10 (Ruutu), 3:32. 6, Washington, Fehr 9 (Laich), 12:56. Third Period—7, Washington, Ovechkin 26 (Green, Semin), 1:22 (pp). 8, Carolina, Samsonov 7 (Staal, Jokinen), 10:00. 9, Carolina, Staal 8, 18:28 (en). Shots on Goal—Carolina 10-9-7—26. Washington 4-15-12—31. Goalies—Carolina, C.Ward. Washington, Theodore. A—18,277 (18,277). T—2:18.

Junior varsity Basketball

Asheboro Tournament BOYS West Stokes 76, Lexington 16 Ledford 58, River Mills 22 SW Randloph 64, S. Granville 40 United Faith Christian 61, Providence Grove 36 Greensboro Day 59, E. Chapel Hill 34 Lee County 54, Bishop McGuinness 42 North Rowan 59, Wheatmore 30 Northwood 46, Trinity 42 High Point Christian 61, Lexington 56 Grimsely 58, Cummings 42 Pinecrest 56, Ragsdale 48

GIRLS S. Granville 38, Providence Grove 33 Ahseboro 43, Randleman 37 Ledford 55, Ragsdale 21 Grimsley 21, SW Randolph 15 North Moore 52, Fayetteville Street Chirstian 7 North Rowan 44, Wheatmore 42 (OT) Northwood 62, Trinity 11 East Davidson 50, E. Chapel Hill 27

TRANSACTIONS

NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kelvim Escobar, on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with 1B Josh Whitesell and INF Eric Bruntlett on minor league contracts.

American Association WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed OF Michael L. Campbell, C Jeff Giacomini and C Kent Wright.

Can-Am League

Southeast Division Orlando Atlanta Miami Charlotte Washington

Sunday’s Games Boston 2, Florida 1 Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Buffalo 5, St. Louis 3 Chicago 5, Nashville 4 Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 3 Vancouver 5, Calgary 1

WORCESTER TORNADOES—Claimed RHP John Kelly off waivers from Brockton.

All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W 23 15 11 7 2

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

BASEBALL National League

N.C. A&T at Liberty, 7 p.m.

Boston Toronto New York Philadelphia New Jersey

L OT Pts GF GA 8 7 53 127 99 13 2 50 103 87 13 3 47 113 111 11 11 43 111 117 16 7 37 105 122

PREPS

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

W 23 24 22 16 15

Monday’s Games

Louisville 79, Radford 53 Marquette 102, Presbyterian 62 Coastal Carolina 79, Cornell (Iowa) 48

Tulane 82, Long Island U. 59

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

Pct. .846 .500 .300 .500 .455 .400 .400 .300 .455 .154

Sunday’s results

Liberty 70, Cornell 40 Virginia 69, Samford 60

Tulane Doubletree Classic First Round

Top 25 poll

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MEN EAST

SOUTHWEST

Sunday’s late bowl 0 7

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Dallas — Clinches NFC East with: Win — Clinches a first-round bye with: If Chicago beats Minnesota (Monday night) Win and Minnesota loss and Arizona loss or tie

3 0

6 20

TAM—Michael 14 run (Bullock kick), 12:36. Geo—FG Walsh 49, 9:25. Geo—A.White 24 pass from Cox (Walsh kick), 7:49.

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, North Carolina 17 Emerald Bowl at San Francisco Southern Cal 24, Boston College 13 Sunday, Dec. 27 Music City Bowl at Nashville, Tenn. Clemson 21, Kentucky 13 Monday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La. Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20 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) PapaJohns.com 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)

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Bowl glance

7 7

7 14

TAM—J.McCoy 15 pass from J.Johnson (Bullock kick), 2:33. Geo—Boykin 81 kickoff return (Walsh kick), 2:22. Geo—C.King 2 run (Walsh kick), 1:22.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Kentucky Clemson

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Second Quarter

RUSHING—Dallas, Barber 17-63, Jones 1058, Choice 1-1, Romo 1-(minus 1), Austin 1(minus 13). Washington, Ganther 7-13, Campbell 4-13, Mason 4-11, Cartwright 3-6. PASSING—Dallas, Romo 25-38-1-286. Washington, Campbell 24-39-1-199. RECEIVING—Dallas, Austin 9-92, Witten 6117, Barber 4-30, Jones 4-27, Crayton 1-16, R.Williams 1-4. Washington, Moss 8-92, Cartwright 5-14, Kelly 4-25, Randle El 3-21, Davis 2-29, Ganther 1-16, Yoder 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

N.Y. Jets — Clinches a playoff spot with a win Denver — Clinches a playoff spot with: 1) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Baltimore loss or tie OR 2) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie OR 3) Win and N.Y. Jets loss or tie and Houston win OR 4) Win and Baltimore loss or tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie OR 5) Win and Baltimore loss or tie and Houston win OR 6) Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss OR 7) Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss and Houston loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR 8) Pittsburgh loss and Baltimore loss and Jacksonville loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR 9) Pittsburgh loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss and N.Y. Jets loss OR 10) Miami loss or tie and N.Y. Jets loss and Baltimore loss and Houston loss and Jacksonville loss or tie

Texas A&M Georgia

N.C. State

HOCKEY

W 20 20 17 16 7

L 11 12 13 14 24

Pct .645 .625 .567 .533 .226

GB — 1 ⁄2 211⁄2 3 ⁄2 13

W 24 19 13 13 8

L 5 12 16 17 21

Pct .828 .613 .448 .433 .276

GB — 6 11 111⁄2 16

Sunday’s Games Toronto 102, Detroit 95 Cleveland 108, Houston 83 San Antonio 95, New York 88

FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS—Signed P Richmond McGee to a two-year contract. Placed DE Adewale Ogunleye on injured reserve.

HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Reassigned LW Bryan Bickell to Rockford (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS—Recalled F Scott Parse from Manchester (AHL). Loaned F Corey Elkins to Manchester. Placed F Justin Williams on injured reserve. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Reassigned D Alexander Sulzer to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Activated RW David Clarkson from injured reserve. Sent D Matt Corrente to Lowell (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reassigned G Riku Helenius to Norfolk (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Acquired LW Jason Chimera from Columbus for RW Chris Clark and D Milan Jurcina.

American Hockey League MANITOBA MOOSE—Released F Mark McCutcheon. NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Released G Shane Connelly. PROVIDENCE BRUINS—Announced F Yannick Riendeau has been assigned to the team by Boston (NHL). SPRINGFIELD FALCONS—Signed F Rob Hisey.

COLLEGE MALONE—Named Eric Hehman football coach. NEBRASKA—Announced G Adrien Coleman is leaving the men’s basketball team and planning to transfer. TEXAS TECH—Suspended football coach Mike Leach indefinitely.

TRIVIA ANSWER

---A. Jim Richter.


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Bison girls dial long distance for victory BY STEVE HANF ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER

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Wesleyan Christian Academy’s Valerie Beale (3) looks to make her move as Paige Hoffman of the Christian Academy of Knoxville defends during Monday’s first-round game in the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic.

Denny leads new school over old BY STEVE HANF ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER

HIGH POINT – Steve Denny was pleased that a spot in the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic remained available for his team. That his Christian Academy of Knoxville girls would open against Wesleyan Christian Academy? Well... “There was no request to play Wesleyan – that was not a desire of mine,” said Denny, who grew up at the High Point school and served as athletic director and coach at WCA up until two years ago. The reunion wasn’t pretty for the Trojans. The Warriors (7-0) scored the game’s first 17 points against

undermanned Wesleyan and rolled to a 56-28 win Monday at Southwest Guilford. A combination of great ball movement on offense and smothering pressure on defense helped CAK to a 17-3 first-quarter lead and 33-7 advantage at the half. Alesa Hammaker scored 14 of her 18 points in the first two quarters. The Warriors also got eight points from Kelsey Brown, while Ruthie Edmunds scored seven and Brittany Hoffman six. Wesleyan (3-9) got a nice late spark from Taylor Bailey, who had nine points. Rachael Luck had seven. “Our team needed to come out with more intensity,” Trojans coach Matt Barber said. “We need

to put some of the things we talk about and practice into the game. The second half, we did a better job. Their effort did show that we had some heart.” Facing Denny proved to be an oddity for Barber as well. Each man’s wedding included the other, and they coached together at Wesleyan “I don’t know how many years,” Barber exclaimed. “We’re competitive,” the current Wesleyan coach added, “whether we’re playing golf together or NASCAR on PlayStation 2. We’re pretty good friends – it was good to see him, and maybe next time we’ll be able to get him.”

HIGH POINT – The run that sparked Westchester Country Day School’s boys to an easy win Monday included some negatives as well. “That’s kind of when everything went flat,” Wildcats coach Pat Kahny said after his team topped Southern Guilford 63-40 in the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic. “There was no emotion at all.” Fans at High Point Central were treated to an early show by Westchester (8-0). Deuce Bello led a break and fed Cole Morgenstern a

behind-the-back pass for a layup. Bello then put down two big dunks before Ike Nwamu ended the first quarter with a 3. Nwamu’s long shot to open the second made it 24-7, and the Storm (3-6) never threatened. That’s not to say it was a runaway. A low-key effort by the Wildcats saw the first half end at 30-15, and while the third-quarter margin was a comfortable 45-26, Westchester didn’t do much to impress Kahny. “We jumped out to that early lead and then stood around on defense,” the coach said. “We just said, ‘Go ahead and do what you want to do.’ Maybe it was the long layoff, I don’t

know. But it’s not what I’m used to seeing.” The Storm got some athletic plays from Nick Bell (13 points) and Keemon Ingram (12), while Adonis Sherrod added six points and Nathan Shoe five. Bello led all scorers with 17 points to go along with eight rebounds, four steals, three assists and three blocks. Nwamu tallied 16 points, 10 boards and four assists, with Morgenstern adding 10 points and C.J. Plummer nine. shanf@hpe.com | 888-3526

Cowgirls hold off Crusaders BY JASON QUEEN SPECIAL TO THE ENTERPRISE

HIGH POINT – Southwest Guilford girls coach Jessica Bryan doesn’t mind seeing her team race to a big early lead, then set the cruise control. She’d just prefer they set the speedometer a little higher than they did Monday night. The Cowgirls jumped ahead of Cardinal Gibbons 21-8 after one quarter, then coasted to a 49-43 win over the Crusaders in the first round of the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic at Southwest Guilford. The Cowgirls, now 4-4, advance to the semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday to face Christian Academy of Knoxville. “Our girls just took for granted

the intensity we had in the first quarter and thought it was just gonna come to us,” Bryan explained. “And I’m trying to teach them we need that intensity the whole game, all the way from the beginning to the end.” The Cowgirls certainly came out clicking on all cylinders, turning several turnovers into easy transition baskets. After Gibbons’ Chloe Stapleton hit a 3-pointer for the game’s first bucket, Southwest ripped off 12 straight points. Zena Lovette hit two baseline jumpers in the run, and Aja Mott knocked down a pair of jumpers. And Southwest wasn’t done. After two Stapleton free throws, Shannon Buchanan scored in the paint, Lovette nailed a 3 from the corner and Brittany Connor hit a bucket

in the paint. It looked like the rout was on. “We just came out a little flat,” Gibbons coach Jessica Lowe said. “We fought back, but we were always playing from behind.” A 3-pointer by Stephanie Scope and an inside score from Stephanie Miles got the Crusaders within 23-17 just before halftime, and Stapleton’s 3 from the wing midway through the third quarter made it 30-25. Gibbons actually got within a basket at 39-37 with 3:11 left to play, but the Cowgirls had a little too much down the stretch for the Crusaders to complete the comeback. Lovette led Southwest with 16 points, and Conner added nine. Stapleton paced Cardinal Gibbons, which fell to 3-6, with 14 points, and Scope and Miles chipped in 12 apiece.

Cowboys, Red Raiders net tourney triumphs ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORTS

Jalen Kitching and Lakeith Scott led a balanced Cowboy attack with SW GUILFORD BOYS, 11 points each. CHRISTIAN ACAD. OF KNOXVILLE Southwest advances to play WesHIGH POINT – Southwest Guilford’s leyan today at 7:30 p.m. at Southboys closed the game with a 23-8 west Guilford. run to defeat Christian Academy of Knoxville 68-53 in the first round of T.W. ANDREWS GIRLS 51. the Bank of North Carolina Christ- SOUTHERN GUILFORD 40 mas Classic on Monday. HIGH POINT – T.W. Andrews’ girls

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Wildcat boys calm Storm BY STEVE HANF ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER

HIGH POINT – A flurry of 3-pointers in the third quarter helped the High Point Central girls shake off a forgettable first half Monday in the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic. The host Bison, leading Calvary Baptist Day School just 16-12 at halftime, roared to a lead of 42-15 by the end of the third quarter and cruised to a 50-21 victory. Santia Davis, Megan Tate, Brittany Gwyn (two), Sarah Cox and Katie Bryson each rippled the nets from long range in that third quarter as the Bison outscored the Cougars 26-3. Even as Central improved to 8-0 for the year, coach Kenny Carter took issue with the performance, especially after an opening half that saw the Bison lead 9-5 after one quarter and

play to a 7-7 draw in the second. “I was really frustrated and disappointed with my team,” Carter said. “The first five games, we played like there was a purpose and a passion to it. They let me coach. These last three games, they don’t want to let me coach.” At halftime, Carter said he stressed effort and attitude. @hile the ball finally started dropping through the hoop, “I’d hate to know that I paid to watch that,” Carter offered. The flood of turnovers on Calvary’s side led to the Cougars’ top scorer Monday – Mary Ann Ladd – totaling just six points. Anna Barker was second highest with four. Central saw Gwyn end with 14 points, while Tate had 11 and Bryson eight.

netted a 51-40 victory over Southern Guilford in the first round of the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic on Monday at HP Central. Sequaya Jackson led TWA (2-6) with 21 points. Bria Byrd added 19 for the Red Raiders. The Red Raiders advance to play High Point Central in today’s 3 p.m. semifinal at Southwest Guilford High School.

BY STEVE HANF ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER

HIGH POINT – An unusual starting lineup Monday night in the Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic handed High Point Central’s boys an unusual – but quite welcome – result. The Bison won for just the second time this season, beating Calvary Baptist Day School 80-52 thanks to a strong first quarter that featured only two regular starters. “We had a situation we were dealing with,” Central coach Patrick Battle said of his decision to sit three starters for the first quarter, “and the kids went out and played hard no matter who was out there. I was very impressed – they set the tone for us.” Central (2-5) darted to a 17-7 lead with Sam Eberhart and Drew Adams playing alongside reserves Forrest Johnson and Kendall Stewart, plus junior varsity call-up J.D. Bryant. Eberhart scored seven points early, while Bryant – a sophomore – sparkled with four. Everybody on the floor crashed the boards and performed well on the defensive end, making it hard for the home fans to tell the difference between the starters and the stand-ins. “They were working the plays – this summer we played with them, and they knew what to do,” Eberhart said. “It felt good because we knew our starters weren’t in there and we still had a big lead.” Derek Grant emerged in the second quarter and scored eight of his 13 points, while Shaq Bethea had two buckets in the second quarter before finishing with seven points. Akeem Langham also had seven. Eberhart finished with a game-high 18 points, Roger Ingram had nine and Bryant finished with eight. Stewart’s putback at the buzzer gave Central a 4628 lead at halftime, and the lead stood at 61-37 entering the fourth. Calvary managed to stay close early with hot 3-point shooting – six of the team’s seven field goals in the second quarter came from long range – but the Cougars’ three players in double figures could not match the balanced Bison attack. Ben Shoesmith led Calvary with 17. “We’re not going to let our situation define our season,” Battle said of his team’s disappointing start. Another shot at getting back on track comes today at Southwest Guilford at 4:30 p.m. against Westchester Country Day. shanf@hpe.com | 888-3526


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Panthers welcome home game vs. NCCU BY GREER SMITH ENTERPRISE SPORTS WRITER

HIGH POINT – High Point University’s men’s basketball team will finally get a slice of home sweet home tonight. For the first time in six games since Nov. 30, the Panthers (4-6) will see game action in the Millis Center when they face N.C. Central (2-10). “The guys are looking forward to playing in front of the home crowd and having four straight at home,” HPU coach Scott Cherry said. The Panthers went 1-5 on their road journey, winning the Big South opener at Presbyterian, then finding the going rougher – the worst a blowout loss at Marshall after winter weather forced a

Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic Monday, Dec. 28 At Southwest Guilford Christian Academy of Knoxville girls 56, Wesleyan Christian 28 Wesleyan Christian boys 76, Western Guilford 72 (3 OTs) Southwest Guilford girls 49, Cardinal Gibbons 43 Southwest Guilford boys 68, Christian Academy of Knoxville 53 At High Point Central T. Wingate Andrews girls 51, Southern Guilford 40 Westchester Country Day boys 63, Southern Guilford 40 High Point Central girls 50, Calvary Baptist 21 High Point Central boys 80, Calvary Baptist 52 Tuesday, Dec. 29 At Southwest Guilford HP Central vs. T.W. Andrews girls, 3 p.m. Westchester vs. HP Central boys, 4:30 p.m. Southwest Guilford vs. Knoxville girls, 6 p.m. Wesleyan vs. SW Guilford boys, 7:30 p.m. At High Point Central Cardinal Gibbons vs. Wesleyan girls, 3 p.m. Southern vs. Calvary boys, 4:30 p.m. Calvary vs. Southern girls, 6 p.m. Western vs. Knoxville boys, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 At Southwest Guilford Fifth-place girls game, 11 a.m. Fifth-place boys game, 12:30 p.m. Third-place girls game, 2 p.m. Third-place boys game, 3:30 p.m. At High Point Central Seventh-place girls game, 3 p.m. Seventh-place boys game, 4:30 p.m. Girls championship, 6 p.m. Boys championship, 7:30 p.m.

NewBridge Bank Christmas Classic At Ledford Saturday, Dec. 26 North Davidson girls 60, Lexington 24 Ledford girls 50, South Davidson 24 Ledford boys 62, South Davidson 35 Monday, Dec. 28 East Davidson girls 63, Southeast Guilford 57 Southeast Guilford boys 64, East Davidson 59 Central Davidson girls 41, West Davidson 27 Central Davidson boys 49, West Davidson 48 Tuesday, Dec. 29 South vs. Lexington girls, 4 p.m. South vs. West boys, 5:30 p.m. Ledford vs. North girls, 7 p.m. Ledford vs. North boys, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 West vs. Southeast girls, 4 p.m. Ledford-North loser (Tuesday’s 8:30 p.m. game) vs. East boys, 5:30 p.m. Central vs. East girls, 7 p.m. Central vs. Southeast boys, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31 Girls championship, 5 p.m. Boys championship, 6:30 p.m.

Asheboro Courier-Tribune Christmas Invitational BOYS At Asheboro High Monday, Dec. 28

five-hour bus trip the day of the game. “The kids gave a great effort but we didn’t have our usual game-day preparation,” Cherry said. “We got there at 1:30 and played at 7. I would have cancelled it if weren’t on the way to Youngstown State.” In an effort to snap a four-game losing streak, the Panthers have worked on defense since their loss to Youngstown on Tuesday. “We’ve been giving up too many easy shots,” Cherry said. “We’ve been allowing teams to shoot over 50 percent in the second half and you can’t win many games doing that. We’ve got to do a better job guarding people and keeping them from getting good shots. “We’ve had a problem all season of Jordan-Matthews 72, Randleman 33 Asheboro 77, SW Randolph 57 Providence Grove 67, E. Randolph 49 Trinity 65, Wheatmore 30

not coming out in the second half with enough intensity. When we have a problem guarding people, we don’t have an opportunities in the open floor and make plays. We need five people playing together and making stops.” Cherry isn’t selling the Eagles short despite their record. NCCU’s wins have come against N.C. Wesleyan and Carver Barber College while playing a schedule that has included North Carolina and Miami during a transition year to Division I. “People look at their record and say this should be an easy win for us,” Cherry said. “But this isn’t the same team that we beat last year. They were in the game in the second half against Iowa, Indiana and Ball State. They run a lot of

Wednesday, Dec. 30 Seventh-place game, 2 p.m. Fifth-place game, 3:30 p.m. Third-place game, 6:30 p.m. Championship, 8 p.m.

Spencer Classic Championship bracket Play-in games Dec. 16-18 Lexington 74, Parkland 70 Carver 53, Reynolds 50 Mount Tabor 81, Atkins 28 West Forsyth 75, East Forsyth 51 Consolation bracket Saturday, Dec. 26 East Forsyth 75, Parkland 65 Reynolds 62, Atkins 47 Monday, Dec. 28 Parkland 50, Atkins 34 Reynolds 69, East Forsyth 64 North Forsyth 45, Carver 44 Glenn 78, Lexington 73 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 26 Mount Tabor 71, North Forsyth 56 West Forsyth 52, Glenn 48 Winston-Salem Prep 61, Carver 56 Reagan 74, Lexington 42 Semifinals At Joel Coliseum Monday, Dec. 28 West Forsyth vs. Reagan, late W-S Prep vs. Mount Tabor, late Finals At Joel Coliseum Tuesday, Dec. 29 Third-place: 7 p.m. Championship: 8:30 p.m.

Pizza Hut Invitational At Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center Thursday, Dec. 31 BOYS (Court 1) Northwest Guilford vs. Northeast Guilford, 11:30 a.m. Greensboro Day vs. Smith, 1 p.m. Grimsley vs. Page, 3 p.m. Northern Guilford vs. Ragsdale, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS (Court 2) Northern Guilford vs. Grimsley, 11 a.m. Page vs. Ragsdale, 12:30 p.m. Smith vs. Northeast Guilford, 2 p.m. Northwest Guilford vs. Greensboro Day, 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1 BOYS Northwest-Northeast vs. GrimsleyPage winners, 5:15 p.m. GDS-Smith vs. Northern-Ragsdale winners, 7 p.m. Northwest-Northeast vs. GrimsleyPage losers, 4 p.m. (Court 2) GDS-Smith vs. Northern-Ragsdale losers, 5:30 p.m. (Court 2) GIRLS Northern-Grimsley vs. Smith-Northeast winners, 1:30 p.m. Northwest-GDS vs. Page-Ragsdale winners, 3:15 p.m. Northern-Grimsley vs. Smith-Northeast losers, 12:30 p.m. (Court 2) Northwest-GDS vs. Page-Ragsdale los-

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East’s girls net 63-57 win ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORTS

Tuesday, Dec. 29 Randleman vs. SW Randolph, 2 p.m. Eastern Randolph vs. Wheatmore, 3:30 p.m. Jordan-Matthews vs. Asheboro, 6:30 p.m. Providence Grove vs. Trinity, 8 p.m.

different defenses. This will be a test for us.” Cherry said that the Panthers will be concentrating on stopping junior guard C.J. Wilkerson, who is averaging 15.6 points per game. Vincent Davis, another junior, is Central’s other double-digit scorer at 12.1 ppg. Nick Chastain is the leading rebounder at 5.5 per game and is the third-best offensive threat at 9 ppg. “I’m not saying that we will win the game if we stop Wilkerson because they have other guys who can score,” Cherry said. “But he does score from outside much like Nick Barbour does for us and they do a lot of different things to get him the ball. We’ve got to be prepared for it.”

boys play South Davidson today at 5:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL OTHER HOOPS TOURNAMENTS NEWBRIDGE BANK CHRISTMAS CLASSIC ANDREWS BOYS 56, MARINER (FLA.) SE GUILFORD, EAST DAVIDSON WALLBURG – East Davidson’s girls scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 63-57 victory over Southeast Guilford in the first round of the NewBridge Bank Classic on Monday at Ledford. East trailed 39-28 before the surge. Taylor Hallman and Candace Fox led the comeback. Hallman scored 12 of her 16 points while Fox struck for eight of her 12. Haley Grimsley and Stacy Hicks added 11. Grimsley sank two 3s in the final period while Hicks had a 3 and two free throws. Jessica Anderson and Ayshia McNeil each had 15 for the Falcons. Destiny Locklear had 11, all in the fourth quarter. In the boys game, Southeast withstood an East rally to prevail. Down 3327 at the half, East closed to within one at the end of the third quarter. Bradley Savage led the Falcons with 15 points that included six in the final period. Tevin Johnson and Danny Pressley each had 12. Taylor Warren of the Golden Eagles scored a game-high 20 but was held to two foul shots in the fourth quarter. Blake Dodd had 15 and Nick Lopez 10.

WEST DAVIDSON, CENTRAL DAVIDSON WALLBURG – Jazmine Charles scored 15 points to spark Central Davidson’s girls to a 41-27 victory over West Davidson in the first round of the NewBridge Bank Classic on Monday night. Olivia Myers paced West’s girls with 11 points. Central outscored West 19-7 in the fourth quarter to escape with a 49-48 victory in the boys game. Justin Laws led the Spartans with 14 points, and Josh Wright had 13. Jordan Cameron scored 16 to lead the Green Dragons, who led 41-30 at the end of the third quarter. West’s girls face Southeast Guilford in a consolation-round game on Wednesday. Central’s girls play East in a 7 p.m. semifinal on Wednesday. Central Davidson’s boys play Southeast Guilford’s boys in a semifinal game Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. West’s

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Mark Johnson scored 15 points and Quan Stevenson added 14 as T.W. Andrews edged Mariner (Fla.) 56-54 in the consolation bracket of the Great Florida Shootout on Monday. The Red Raiders (4-4) continue tournament play today against Richwoods (La.).

KENNEDY (WASH.) GIRLS 46, BISHOP 37 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Kennedy (Wash.) rallied from a 23-19 halftime deficit to edge Bishop McGuinness’ girls 46-37 in the first round of the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix on Monday. The Villains (4-1) play an opponent to be determined today at 4 p.m. EST. Megan Buckland led the Villains with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven steals against Kennedy (6-1), the defending Washington state 3A champion. Alli Madison led Kennedy with 14 points.

GLENN 78, LEXINGTON 73 CLEMMONS – Glenn outlasted Lexington 78-73 in a Frank Spencer Classic consolation game Monday at West Forsyth. Michael Pegg scored 22 points to pace the Bobcats. Matt Hodges added 18 points, while Kevin Robinson and Tyler Lee each had 13. Glenn led 40-30 at the half and 57-51 at the end of the third quarter. Glenn faces North Forsyth in the consolation bracket today at West Forsyth.

TRINITY BOYS 65, WHETAMORE 30 ASHEBORO – Trinity outscored Wheatmore 32-12 in the second half and cruised to a 65-30 victory in the opening round of the Courier-Tribune Classic on Monday at Asheboro High School. Matt Watkins led the Bulldogs with 25 points. Ethan Cox and Scheynen Loeffler added 11 each. Keegan Dunn had nine and Jason Ozment five for the Warriors. Trinity (8-2) faces Providence Grove in a second-round game today at 8 p.m.

Bobcats stop Bucks, 94-84 Staal’s five points CHARLOTTE (AP) – Gerald Wallace had 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Charlotte Bobcats beat Milwaukee 94-84 on Monday night, a miserable performance for the Bucks that prompted coach Scott Skiles to bench Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut. Flip Murray added 16 points for the Bobcats in a one-sided matchup of teams that figure to contend for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

spark Hurricanes WASHINGTON (AP) – Eric Staal had two goals and three assists to help Carolina end a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over Washington on Monday night. Jussi Jokinen added a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes.

Womble wins Ross Junior crown ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT

PINEHURST – Davis Womble sank a par putt on the final hole to prevail in the 15-17 division of the 62nd Donald Ross Junior Championship that ended Monday at

Pinehurst No. 4. Womble shot a twoday total of 141 to edge Sepp Straka of Valdosta, Ga., by a stroke. Stephen Behr Jr. of Florence, S.C., and Joo-Young Lee of Hillard, Ohio, tied for third at 143.

Womble fired an opening-round 70 Sunday on Pinehurst No. 2. Jonathan DiIanni tied for 25th, and Greg Mauldin of Archdale tied for 131st in the 191-player field.

Duke football adds assistant coach

defensive coordinator and safeties coach on Monday. Knowles has been Cornell’s head DURHAM – Duke football coach Da- coach for six seasons and played on vid Cutcliffe again has lured one of the defensive line for the Big Red his former assistant coaches away in the mid-1980s. He spent the 2003 from an established job, announc- season as an assistant to Cutcliffe ing the hiring of Cornell head coach at Ole Miss, when the Rebels won Jim Knowles as the Blue Devils’ co- the Cotton Bowl, and has decided to BY BRYAN STRICKLAND ENTERPRISE DURHAM BUREAU

leave his alma mater to reunite. “We are thrilled to have Coach Knowles rejoin our staff,” Cutcliffe said in a statement released by the school. “Jim played a big role in the success of our 2003 team at Ole Miss, so I know what we’re getting in terms of his personality, work ethic and football knowledge.”

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NEW YORK (AP) – Better holiday sales and rising commodities prices pushed stocks to their sixth straight gain and new highs for 2009. Major indexes edged higher in light trading Monday after sales figures showed shoppers spent more freely this holiday season, a sign that consumers are feeling better about the economy. Figures from MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse, which track all forms of payment, show retail sales rose 3.6 percent from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24, after dropping during that time last year. Adjusting for an extra shopping day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the number was closer to a 1 percent gain. Consumer spending is one of the biggest drivers of economic growth and is important for a sustained recovery. Meanwhile, commodi-

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ties prices rose as the dollar fell, giving a boost to energy and materials stocks. Airline stocks fell, helping to keep the market’s gains in check, after two security incidents on Northwest flights over the weekend. The Dow Jones transportation average fell 0.6 percent. With fewer traders in the market due to the holidays, and without any bad news, analysts say stocks are likely to drift higher during the final days of 2009. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 26.98, or 0.3 percent, to 10,547.08, its highest close since Oct. 1, 2008. The Dow transportation average fell 24.37, or 0.6 percent, to 4,163.49. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.30, or 0.1 percent, to 1,127.78, and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 5.39, or 0.2 percent, to 2,291.08.

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Foreign Exchange The dollar fell against other major currencies Monday. The ICE Futures U.S. dollar index, a widely used measure of the dollar against other currencies, slipped 0.1 percent.

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sengers are facing longer lines at checkpoints and less freedom to move around airplanes during flights. Leisure travelers, such as the families that packed airports to return home on Sunday after the holiday, are likely to put up with the new inconveniences. But business travelers, who are key custom-

ers for the airlines, may think twice before flying if stepped-up security means spending hours at the airport. That’s troubling to the airlines, because business travelers tend to fly frequently and pay higher fares. Some business travelers could jump from the major airlines to smaller business jets to avoid

wasting hours in the terminal every time they fly, said airline consultant Robert Mann. The new security measures are “just going to add to the overall onerous way we have to conduct travel,” said Kevin Mitchell, president of the Business Travel Coalition. “No doubt it will dampen demand.”

Regulators study design for SC reactors that contain key parts of the South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. reactors can survive a plane crash or a hurricane. “This is a situation where fundamental engineering standards will have to be met before we can begin determining whether the shield building meets the agency’s requirements,” Michael Johnson, director of the commission’s Office

of New Reactors, told The State newspaper of Columbia. SCE&G and the stateowned utility, Santee Cooper, want to build two new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville in Fairfield County, about 25 miles northwest of Columbia. The companies already operate one reactor unit at the site. Regulators say they have

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Airline stocks drop on security fears

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Federal regulators are reviewing the safety design of two nuclear reactors planned in central South Carolina because of concerns that a prefabricated structure may not withstand harsh weather or terrorist attacks, a newspaper reported Monday. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to make sure the buildings

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NEW YORK (AP) – Airline shares fell in Monday morning trading on fears that new security restrictions swiftly implemented following a botched attempt to blow up an airliner could curtail business travel on lucrative international routes. There are already signs that travel is becoming more burdensome. Pas-

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questions about the cylindrical buildings, whose modular, prefabricated construction is aimed at lowering costs. Earlier nuclear plants essentially were custom-built at the site. NRC analysts say they aren’t sure if this design could survive an airborne terrorist attack and need to do more research, spokesman Scott Burnell said.

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Wendy’s to try mobile phone coupons DUBLIN, Ohio – Wendy’s is about to test coupons sent to cell phones as text messages. Customers of the nation’s No. 3 burger chain who sign up for the promotion and provide their phone number will receive a discount by showing their mobile device to a Wendy’s cashier. Options Media Group of Boca Raton, Fla., is running the program for Wendy’s International. Options Media CEO Scott Frohman says the mobile coupon campaign will have a tryout in the Northeast before a planned rollout nationwide.

AT&T suspends online sales of iPhones NEW YORK – AT&T has stopped selling iPhones to New Yorkers from its Web site for unclear reasons. The company hasn’t explained the suspension, which started a few days ago. It said Monday that it periodically “modifies” its distribution channels. On AT&T Inc.’s Web site, buyers who supply New York City ZIP codes are told to “Please shop for another phone.”

Dollar slips in light post-holiday trading NEW YORK – The dollar edged down slightly in thin post-Christmas holiday trading Monday as data showed U.S. shoppers spent a little more this season. The 16-nation euro bought $1.4396 in early New York trading, up from $1.4381 late Friday. Most markets worldwide were closed Friday for the Christmas holiday. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS


BUSINESS, WEATHER 6D www.hpe.com TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009 THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point Enterprise Weather Wednesday

Sunny

43º

Thursday

Partly Cloudy

23º

42º

Scat'd Rain

30º

39º

Saturday

Friday

43º

Kernersville Winston-Salem 42/22 42/23 Jamestown 43/24 High Point 43/23 Archdale Thomasville 43/23 43/23 Trinity Lexington 43/23 Randleman 44/23 44/24

Mostly Sunny

Mostly Cloudy

33º

Local Area Forecast

38º

25º

19º

North Carolina State Forecast

Elizabeth City 42/24

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

Asheville 39/22

High Point 43/23

Denton 45/24

Greenville 43/22 Cape Raleigh Hatteras 43/24 43/32

Charlotte 46/24

Almanac

Wilmington 47/27 Today

Wednesday

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ALBEMARLE . . . . . .46/24 BREVARD . . . . . . . . .46/22 CAPE FEAR . . . . . . .47/27 EMERALD ISLE . . . .46/28 FORT BRAGG . . . . . .46/24 GRANDFATHER MTN . .31/24 GREENVILLE . . . . . .43/22 HENDERSONVILLE .41/22 JACKSONVILLE . . . .46/24 KINSTON . . . . . . . . . .44/23 KITTY HAWK . . . . . . .40/31 MOUNT MITCHELL . .35/21 ROANOKE RAPIDS .41/22 SOUTHERN PINES . .46/24 WILLIAMSTON . . . . .44/23 YANCEYVILLE . . . . .43/20 ZEBULON . . . . . . . . .43/23

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ALBUQUERQUE . . . .37/24 ATLANTA . . . . . . . . .49/30 BOISE . . . . . . . . . . . .34/24 BOSTON . . . . . . . . . .31/11 CHARLESTON, SC . .51/32 CHARLESTON, WV . .35/21 CINCINNATI . . . . . . .31/19 CHICAGO . . . . . . . . .20/14 CLEVELAND . . . . . . .23/15 DALLAS . . . . . . . . . .38/32 DETROIT . . . . . . . . . .24/17 DENVER . . . . . . . . . .41/20 GREENSBORO . . . . .42/23 GRAND RAPIDS . . . .25/15 HOUSTON . . . . . . . . .43/39 HONOLULU . . . . . . . .81/71 KANSAS CITY . . . . . .26/22 NEW ORLEANS . . . .51/46

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LAS VEGAS . . . . . . .54/39 LOS ANGELES . . . . .66/49 MEMPHIS . . . . . . . . .42/32 MIAMI . . . . . . . . . . . .68/58 MINNEAPOLIS . . . . . . .22/8 MYRTLE BEACH . . . .48/27 NEW YORK . . . . . . . .26/18 ORLANDO . . . . . . . . .62/44 PHOENIX . . . . . . . . . .59/41 PITTSBURGH . . . . . .23/16 PHILADELPHIA . . . . .31/19 PROVIDENCE . . . . . . .29/9 SAN FRANCISCO . . .53/48 ST. LOUIS . . . . . . . . .30/26 SEATTLE . . . . . . . . . .46/40 TULSA . . . . . . . . . . . .32/27 WASHINGTON, DC . .35/21 WICHITA . . . . . . . . . .34/27

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COPENHAGEN . . . . .36/30 GENEVA . . . . . . . . . .48/47 GUANGZHOU . . . . . .58/53 GUATEMALA . . . . . .72/59 HANOI . . . . . . . . . . . .71/62 HONG KONG . . . . . . . .65/60 KABUL . . . . . . . . . . .48/26 LONDON . . . . . . . . . .42/41 MOSCOW . . . . . . . . .25/19 NASSAU . . . . . . . . . .73/66

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

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 655.2 654.4 -0.4 Flood Stage Current Level Change Yadkin College 18.0 5.62 -4.93 Elkin 16.0 6.54 +1.92 Wilkesboro 14.0 5.71 +2.08 High Point 10.0 0.98 -0.13 Ramseur 20.0 2.88 -1.23 Moncure 20.0 14.51 0.00

Pollen Forecast

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ACAPULCO . . . . . . . .89/71 AMSTERDAM . . . . . .35/34 BAGHDAD . . . . . . . .69/55 BARCELONA . . . . . .64/55 BEIJING . . . . . . . . . .33/10 BEIRUT . . . . . . . . . . . . .69/55 BOGOTA . . . . . . . . . .72/45 BERLIN . . . . . . . . . . .33/31 BUENOS AIRES . . . .81/62 CAIRO . . . . . . . . . . . .72/56

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Statistics through 6 p.m. yesterday at Greensboro

Wednesday

Around The World City

Precipitation (Yesterday) 24 hours through 6 p.m. . . . . . . .0.00" Month to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.86" Normal Month to Date . . . . . . . . .2.74" Year to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.87" Normal Year to Date . . . . . . . . .42.82" Record Precipitation . . . . . . . . . .3.06"

Sun and Moon

Around Our State City

Temperatures (Yesterday) High . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Normal High . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Normal Low . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Last Year’s High . . . . . . . .66 Last Year’s Low . . . . . . . . .54 Record High . . . . .73 in 1984 Record Low . . . . . .13 in 1970

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34/31 53/44 63/54 78/61 69/64 63/50 48/25 44/39 18/11 76/70

PARIS . . . . . . . . . . . .54/46 ROME . . . . . . . . . . . .57/53 SAO PAULO . . . . . . .77/70 SEOUL . . . . . . . . . . .40/25 SINGAPORE . . . . . . .85/76 STOCKHOLM . . . . . . .20/13 SYDNEY . . . . . . . . . .74/67 TEHRAN . . . . . . . . . .60/47 TOKYO . . . . . . . . . . .50/40 ZURICH . . . . . . . . . . .45/42

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Air Quality

Predominant Types: Weeds

Today: 20 (Good) 0-50: 51-100: 101-150:

100 75

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

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

Weeds

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

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US rejects Airbus jet sale DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) – Syria will buy two Russian-made Tupolev passenger jets to modernize its national carrier’s aging fleet after the United States rejected a bid by Airbus SAS to sell planes to Damascus, Syria’s transportation minister said. Yarob Badr was quoted in Tishrin daily’s Monday edition as saying a deal with the Russian plane manufacturer was imminent, and that Syrian Air would first lease the two jets for a year and later purchase them. Badr said the decision came as the U.S. Commerce Department turned down a request by Toulouse, Francebased Airbus to lift the U.S. embargo affecting the sale of planes to Syr-

ia. Badr said an Airbus delegation recently informed Syria of the decision by Washington. Airbus spokesman Stefan Schaffrath declined to comment on the specifics of the request, but said “In any case Airbus acts in accordance with the law.” The U.S. imposed economic and diplomatic sanctions on Syria in May 2004 because of what Washington says is its support for terrorism, pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and other activities including undermining U.S. operations in Iraq. Syria denies the allegations. The sanctions affect aircraft or parts sales to Syria, including those by a non-U.S. company, if the planes use American components.

EBay: Cell phone shopping up fourfold SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – More eBay shoppers have used cell phones to make purchases this holiday season than in past years. And it’s not just to buy the hot toy du jour, Zhu Zhu Pets. The online marketplace operator said Monday that people used cell phones to buy 1.5 million products in the past several weeks – four times the number last year. EBay says holiday mobile purchases include a

1966 Chevrolet Corvette that sold for $75,000 and a 23-foot boat that sold for $19,108. Counting both mobile and traditional online purchases, eBay users bought more than 500,000 Zhu Zhu Pets robotic hamsters. EBay says nearly 6 million people have eBay’s applications on iPhones, and people use mobile apps to visit its site more than 2 million times each day.

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Baltic Sea pipeline gets German OK

AP

Tom Annis, 63, poses for a picture at his home in Jacksonville, Fla. Annis is a victim of a Ponzi scheme in which he lost $270,000.

Ponzi scheme collapses nearly quadrupled in ’09 MIAMI (AP) – It was a rough year for Ponzi schemes. In 2009, the recession unraveled nearly four times as many of the investment scams as fell apart in 2008, with “Ponzi” becoming a buzzword again thanks to the collapse of Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion plot. Tens of thousands of investors, some of them losing their life’s savings, watched more than $16.5

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billion disappear like smoke in 2009, according to an Associated Press analysis of scams in all 50 states. In all, more than 150 Ponzi schemes collapsed in 2009, compared to about 40 in 2008, according to the AP’s examination. The 2009 scams ranged in size from a few hundred thousand dollars to the $7 billion bogus international banking empire authorities say jailed financier Al-

len Stanford orchestrated, as well as the $1.2 billion scheme they say was operated by disbarred Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein. Both have pleaded not guilty. “The financial meltdown has resulted in the exposure of numerous fraudulent schemes that otherwise might have gone undetected for a longer period of time,” said Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general for the U.S. Justice Department.

BERLIN – German authorities granted formal approval Monday to build a pipeline to transport natural gas under the Baltic Sea from Russia, meaning that just one permit from Finland is still outstanding, the company running the project said. Nord Stream AG said Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency granted a permit to build a 19-mile (31-kilometer) stretch of the pipeline in Germany’s exclusive economic zone. Nord Stream already has a second German permit covering the 31-mile (50-kilometer) section in German territorial waters, and has permits from Denmark, Sweden and Russia, through whose waters the pipeline will pass.

Oil jumps above $79 a barrel NEW YORK – Oil prices jumped above $79 barrel Monday, rising to the highest level in seven weeks as an extended cold snap triggered an end-ofyear rally in energy futures. Benchmark crude for February delivery added 78 cents to $78.83 a barrel in light, holiday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices rose as high as $79.12 earlier in the day, the highest since Nov. 5. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS

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