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PARIS (AP) – Saudi intelligence services have warned of a new terror threat from al-Qaida in Europe, “notably France,” Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said Sunday. He said the warning of a potential attack by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was received “in the last few hours, few days.” Europeans were informed that “al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was doubtless active or envisioned being active” on the “European continent, notably France,” Hortefeux said during a

President Obama: End tax breaks to stop overseas hiring WASHINGTON (AP) – End tax breaks that reward some U.S. companies with overseas subsidiaries and encourage those businesses to create jobs in other countries, President Barack Obama is telling Congress. Yet it’s an idea that has raised concerns even among some lawmakers in the president’s own party. At issue is a bill, now stalled in the Senate, that would do away with some tax credits and deferrals for U.S. companies for operations abroad. “There is no reason why our tax code should actively reward them for creating jobs overseas,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday. “Instead, we should be using our tax dollars to reward companies that create jobs and busi-

nesses within our borders.” Though Obama singled out Republican opposition, the bill also failed to get support from some Democrats, including the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. He has expressed concern that the change would put the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage. The ending of the tax provisions has run into opposition from business groups, including the National Association of Manufacturers. Obama said that while companies that conduct business internationally do make an important contribution to the U.S. economy, it doesn’t make sense to grant them tax breaks when companies at home are struggling to rebound from the economic crisis.

Obama has said he wants revenue collected from ending the tax provisions to go to other business tax breaks, by making permanent research and development tax credits and allowing businesses next year to write off all new equipment costs. In the GOP address, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to call Congress back into session to take an immediate vote on whether to extend Bush-era tax cuts. “The prosperity of the American people is more important than the political fortunes of any politician or any political party,” Pence said. Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., have said the tax issue will be taken up after the Nov. 2 election.

joint TV and radio interview. “The threat is real,” he said on RTL-LCI-Le Figaro’s weekly talk show. The word of a potential attack by Islamist radicals is the latest in a series of warnings after alerts from the international police organization Interpol and the United States. The U.S. State Department advised American citizens living or traveling in Europe earlier this month to take more precautions following reports that terrorists may be plotting attacks on a

European city, possibly a shooting spree or other type of attack similar to the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. France had already boosted security at busy tourist sites like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, which was twice evacuated after false claims of an attack. French authorities recorded nine bomb alerts in the capital in September, including the two at the Eiffel Tower – a threefold increase from a year earlier. No explosives were found.

Iran releases American businessman WASHINGTON (AP) – Iran on Saturday set free an American businessman jailed in Tehran for more than two years on suspicion on ties to an allegedly violent opposition group. Reza Taghavi, 71, hadn’t been charged with a crime and denied knowingly supporting the organization, known as Tondar.

“He admitted to nothing and he continues to maintain his innocence,” his lawyer, Pierre Prosper, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Tehran after his client’s release from Tehran’s Evin prison. He’s not expected to return to Southern California before the middle of next week.


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Over the next 10 years, HPU’s transformation plan will grow from $300 million to $2.1 billion. This is truly extraordinary, not only because of the unprecedented investment, but for the impact it will have on our students. The focus will be on academics, holistic and values-based education, experiential learning and cutting-edge facilities and technology.

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EVERY DAY 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Market Square, Suites at Market Square, SALON: Wind down your day at one of our many afternoon receptions every day of market. TODAY, OCT. 18 8 a.m.-6 p.m. – IFDA Hospitality Suite, 200 Steele, First floor: Open throughout Market to all IFDA members and those interested in joining IFDA. Use the hospitality suite to relax and recharge, take meetings, as a quiet space to work, or to meet other IFDA colleagues. Located on the first floor of 200 Steele. IFDA is open to all professionals in the home furnishings and home decor industries. Membership information can be obtained at the hospitality suite. 8-10 a.m. – Complimentary Buyers Breakfast, Atrium on Main, Ellington’s Bistro 8 10 a.m. – Complimentary Buyers Breakfast, Commerce & Design, C&D Bistro, 5th floor 8 a.m.-6 p.m. – Live Jazz at Currey & Co., IHFC, M-110 Street level 8 a.m-7 p.m. – Student Design Competition & Buyer’s Lounge, Suites At Market Square, Groovystuff G-1028: Student design competition entries and voting, massage therapist, Eric Moss performing ‘live art’ in the showroom, coffee bar, and happy hour daily. Sign up on Facebook to vote and be eligible to win a Warner Music Group

prize package 8:30-10 a.m. – Champagne Breakfast, 200 N. Hamilton, Courtyard 8:30-10 a.m. – Champagne Breakfast, 330 N. Hamilton, Courtyard 8:30-10 a.m. – Buyer’s Breakfast, Showplace, Atrium 10 a.m.-8 p.m. –10th Anniversary Party for Showplace, Showplace, Atrium: All Day– Free iPods given away every 10 minutes from 10:10 am - 7:10 p.m.; Cake Cutting 2:10 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Complimentary Buyers Lunch, Atrium on Main, Ellington’s Bistro 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Refreshments & Lunch Buffet, 200 N. Hamilton, The Platt Collection, 218 South Court 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Complimentary Buyers Lunch, Entree with Chef’s Special Sauce, Hamilton Square, Courtyard Noon-2 p.m. – Complimentary Buyers Lunch, 220 ELM, Leif Petersen -328; Jesper Office - 324; Linon - 202; Outer Limits - 311 1-6 p.m. – Adagio Refreshments, Showplace, Suite 3329, Daily refreshments 3-5 p.m. – Tweet-Up @ TLS by Design and John Strauss Furniture, Showplace, Space 1400 3-5 p.m. – Furniture Classics Cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, Showplace, Suite 4201 4-6 p.m. – Wine and hors d’oeuvres, 200 N. Hamilton, Chelsea House, 104 South Court 4-7 p.m. – Cocktails

and hors d’oeuvres, 200 Steele, Dorya Interiors, Suite 144 4-6 p.m. – Complimentary Wine & Cheese, Atrium on Main, Ellington’s Bistro 4-5 p.m. – C&D Afternoon Social, Commerce & Design, All Floors 4-6 p.m. – Biltmore Celebration Party at Whitecraft, IHFC, Whitecraft H-342: Whitecraft is having a Biltmore celebration party with Biltmore wines, savory Hors d’oeuvres, Biltmore cheesecakes and retailer gifts. Join us as Whitecraft showcases two new outdoor collections inspired by America’s largest home. 4-6 p.m. – Accessory Floor Parties, IHFC, Accessory Floors 2, 3, 4 4-6 p.m. – Stirring Excitement, InterHall Martini Parties, IHFC, InterHall 1st Floor 4-6 p.m. – Pavilions Beach Parties, IHFC, Pavilions on Main 3 4-6 p.m. – Complimentary Wine & hors d’oeuvres, Suites At Market Square, Peel & Company, G-4011 4:30-6 p.m. – Champagne, French wines and hors d’oeuvres, 200 N. Hamilton, The Elysee Collection, 108 South Court 4:30-6 p.m. – Wine and hors d’oeuvres, 200 N. Hamilton, Emerson Et Cie, 110 South Court 4:30-7 p.m. – Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 330 N. Hamilton, Payne Street/Breece Collection Showroom, Suite 200 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Market Square & Suites and

SALON Receptions, Market Square, Various locations throughout the Market Square Complex 5-7 p.m. – Selva Cocktail Party, 200 Steele, Selva , Suite 132, Rsvp: Ann Hogan at ann. 5-7 p.m. – Complimentary Cocktails, 220 ELM, Outer Limits, Space 311 5-7 p.m. – Complimentary Dinner, 220 ELM, Leif Petersen, Space 328 5-10 p.m. – Linon Market Party, 220 ELM, Linon, Space 202 5-7 p.m. – Jesper Market Party, 220 ELM, Jesper Office, Space 324 5-7 p.m. – Industry Tweetup at Century Furniture, Market Square Ground, 500 Market Square: Mix and mingle with three SCAD finalists as tension builds for the conclusion of Project UDesign – and cast your VOTE to determine which eco-friendly Wing Chair will be seen next on the production line! Industry wide Tweetup, hospitality, and onsite voting sponsored by Cargill BiOH Polyols, Ultrasuede EcoDesign and Century Furniture. 5-7 p.m. – Silkroute Happy Hour, Showplace, Suite 2340 6-8 p.m. – IHFC First Floor Bash, IHFC, M-110 Currey & Co.: It’s a floor party with live blues, delicious libations and more. Come celebrate with all our neighbors on the first floor IHFC. 6-7:30 p.m. – Meet the Editor of Coastal Living Magazine, IHFC, Interhall: The Coastal Living Collection representing

Jaipur Rugs, Stanley Furniture, Lloyd Flanders and Vanguard Furniture; Cocktail party 6-10 p.m. – 15th Annual Pinnacle™ Awards, IHFC, Green Wing, 11th Floor ballroom: Christine Evans, ASFD Executive Director at or call 910.576.1273. Reception at 6 p.m.; Dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony. 6-8 p.m. – Sunset on 3: Late Afternoon Social, Showplace, 3rd Floor Balcony 6-7:30 p.m. – International Visitor Welcome Reception, Showplace West, International Buyer Center 7-9 p.m. – Oktoberfest, Market Square, Courtyard: Experience the best of the area this fall. German-influenced food, local brews & wine, and live entertainment inspire this classic autumn celebration. 7-9:30 p.m. – High Point Bowling/A.R.T. and HFIA, Market Wide, High Point Bowling Center - 309 West Fairfield: Accessories Resource Team and the Home Furnishings Independents Association invite High Point Market attendees to a night of bowling. Sign Cost $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door. Advance recommendations are recommended. Co-sponosored by IHFC. For more information call 704-3764278; or email: All proceeds after expenses benefit ART regional seminars and workshops.

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Market offers much to see and much to learn


elcome to Monday of The High Point Market. Whether you have been here since the weekend, or you have just arrived, we hope you feel welcome and that you have found some really good ideas to put to work in your store. There is always so much to see, explore, and learn while in High Point each market. Be sure to check out these noteworthy exhibitors and products below, but most of all, enjoy the fall in High Point!

Has it been 10 years already? Hailed as an architectural landmark from the day that it opened, Showplace is rolling out the red carpet in celebration of their first 10 years. And there’s a cake to match! More on that in a moment. Today is the day of the event, and it all begins with breakfast in the Atrium and live entertainment at 8:30 a.m.. There will be cupcakes on every floor and door prizes – the iPod Nano – at 10 minutes after every hour beginning at 10:10 a.m.. Stick around until 2:10 p.m. for the cake cutting ceremony. And not just any cake! This special celebratory masterpiece baked by the famed Maxie B’s of Greensboro, is an actual representation of the futuristic, multi-tenant showroom building that first rose from the heart of Market a decade ago. A whopping five-feet long and two-and-a-half feet tall, the cake replicates the entire downtown property, right down to its loading docks and parking lot. Fittingly, the sugary structural wonder will be on view inside the soaring, glass-ceilinged Showplace atrium inside a specially constructed Plexiglas display case. During the cake-cutting ceremony, there will be buglers, Mayor Rebecca Smothers and a crowd of industry notables and, of course, all market-goers are invited to attend. Sip a glass of champagne and enjoy the cake, and you won’t want to miss the grand prize giveaway, a 32 gig iPad. Wow! Festivities continue all day, with special music, photo opps with green screen magic, and plenty of beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres until klieg lights illuminate the night sky and the band Sleeping Booty takes over the Stars Under the Stars stage. Do not miss this event if you can possibly help it!

Historic + handcrafted never go out of style Since 2001, Atlanta-based MacRae Designs has been a leading designer of handcrafted antique reproduction furniture that combines the classic beauty of period antiques with the form and function of today’s lifestyles. All of MacRae’s reproductions are made with the finest woods available, using traditional methods of furniture crafting. The MacRae workshops in England are filled with expert cabinetmak-

ers who take pride in their craft and trade. All pieces in the line are bench made, and can be tailored to individual specifications. This market, MacRae teams up with renowned architect Bobby McAlpine to launch a line of casegoods and home accents.Ranging from consoles and HOW-TO chests to chairs, tables, and beds, each piece in the furniture collection reKen flects McAlpine’s inimitable style and Carpenter reinterpretation of traditional English ■■■ antique design. “The McAlpine collection is definitely striking a chord with designers and clients who want to bring a touch of Southern tradition and elegance into today’s home – without sacricing modern form and functionality,” explains Mary Prillaman Holland, owner of MacRae. “I wanted to create a new collection that shook things up a little. One that offered a nod to the past and movement toward the future – while embracing the spirit, tradition and style of the south. Nobody does that better than Bobby McAlpine. His work has a true ‘Southerness’ to it.” For the MacRae collection, McAlpine looked to English antique design styles that would adapt well to reinterpretation, including highboys, consoles, wing chairs, barstools, chests, desks, dining tables and many others. With each new piece, McAlpine has captured the essence of its historical design characteristics, infusing it with his own sense of scale and proportion, creative design lines, Southern style, modern form, fuctionality and, in many cases, a touch of whimsy. The result – furniture designs that can blend seamlessly into virtually any room or home decor style – from formal to transitional to casual. See everything old that is new at the MacRae Showroom, located in the Lee Industries Showroom/Building at 108 S. Lindsay Ave. in High Point.

A reflection of the times Cleveland Ohio-based Kichler Lighting introduces 15 new mirror designs for its fall offerings in High Point this market. Whether hung in the hallway, bathroom or bedroom, the line takes inspiration from popular color palettes, beach-inspired natural materials and even childhood favorites, resulting in attractive, eye-catching designs. Fun names like Slinkee and Bling, the inspiration seems to run the gambit. The Slinkee frame features a repeating sequence of flattened, blackened bronze metal pieces bent in an oval design. Bling is a bit blingy-ier as the name implies. This is a mirror that

has a rectangular frame featuring three rows of three-dimensional beveled glass tiles. Instant sparkle for any space. Kichler and all of their great products are waiting your perusal at 206 E. Green Drive.

A little modern history, please Modern History, the company, often takes its design inspiration from bespoke antiques and rare European finds. The goal is not to reproduce these furnishings, but rather to translate them for today’s style-minded consumers with eclectic finishes and updated details that are edgy and unexpected. With its High Point introductions, Modern History continues to explore the contrast of texture and ornate design. The company adds to its selection of weathered and driftwood inspired furnishings. “Modern History is known for its originality in interpreting fine antiques and timeless furniture styles,” said Michael Beaver, president of Modern History and its sister company, Somerset Bay. “Our designs are at once classic and fresh, current and yet evocative of another time or place. Our craftsmanship, construction and finishes rival those of the most well-made antiques and heirloom furnishings.” Make some of your own history this market at Modern History. Showroom location is 430 N. Wrenn St., inside Yorkshire House.

Habersham has new moderate price point line Responding to requests from designers and homeowners seeking transitional furniture with simpler, cleaner styles, Habersham responds with new offerings in High Point. Offering a distinctly different look from the highend company’s well-established, richly detailed furniture, the new American Treasures series will feature case goods and occasional designs with the new look, all at moderate price points. The initial launch will include twenty pieces ranging from curios, bookcases, armoires and occasional tables to sideboards, chests, media cabinets, and dining and bedroom designs. Made in America by the company’s trained artisans and craftsmen, the new pieces take their inspiration from classic styles that have been updated and simplified – creating versatile looks that are at home in traditional or contemporary settings. Habersham, always at home in High Point, is located during market at Market Square, Space 142. Contact Ken Carpenter at


Industry officials discuss furniture safety rules BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER


IGH POINT – How much is too much when it comes to imposing regulations to keep consumers safe? It’s a tricky question that can’t be answered without input from furniture industry officials, according to experts that spoke at the High Point Market Press Breakfast on Saturday morning. Government regula-

tions were the topic of discussion between four panelists at the breakfast, including Nancy A. Nord, a commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the government agency that protects against injuries associated with consumer products. Nord visited the market for the first time on Saturday. She said products like toys tainted with lead paint that were sourced from China have made

the issue even more controversial in the last year. But sometimes imposing extreme regulations that require furniture manufacturers to use costly methods to test their products can have negative consequences, she said. “I strongly believe that the folks who make the regulations need to get out of Washington and go to where the product is being made on the factory floor,” Nord said. “We’re bu-

reaucrats. We won’t know what works and what doesn’t work without input from the industry.” Rob Sligh, chairman and CEO of Michiganbased Sligh Furniture Co., which exhibits at the furniture market, said similar testing requirements nearly caused financial strains on his business. He cited a California law requiring companies to prove that chemicals in a product do not cause cancer as too extreme.

“If you don’t prove that the product does not cause cancer 100 percent, you have to apply a label that says, ‘This product may cause cancer,’” he said. “It’s a costly testing process. In our company, we’re applying those labels now.” “To require everything to be tested is sometimes going beyond where we need to go to impose safety,” Nord said. Nord’s visit to the

market was centered around talking to manufacturers about safety regulations as well as researching “the issue of making products here in North Carolina versus imports and what the challenges of the two models are.” “I worry that the regulations we issue have a disproportionate effect on making things here,” she said. | 888-3617

Piedmont Triad Partnership unveils details of furnishings initiative ENTERPRISE STAFF REPORT



Clea Ago is silhoutted by lamps in the Jeffan space at Showplace.

IGH POINT – The Piedmont Triad Partnership announced a five-part initiative to enhance the global competitiveness of companies throughout the furnishings industry on Saturday at the High Point Market. The initiative, dubbed The Global Exchange for Furnishings, is designed to enable furnishings industry members in the Triad or those who are considering moving to the area to access local resources more easily, said David Powell, PTP chief executive officer. According to the Piedmont Triad Partnership, the region has a concentration of furnishings resources that should be promoted, including more than 4,000 companies in the home furnishings sector, a skilled labor force, a strategic location that’s easily accessible and a friendly business environment. Powell revealed some of the details of the initiative with a panel of others involved, including City

Manager Strib Boynton and High Point Market Authority President Brian Casey. The five key components are: • Regional intelligence – For companies that consider moving to the area, the PTP will provide information needed such as labor availability, tax structures and construction costs. • Site selection – The PTP will help companies navigate the 12 counties it serves to find the best location for their operations. • Government liaison – The PTP will serve as a liaison to top government officials on local, regional and state levels. • Database of Resources – The PTP is creating a database of local resources specific to the furniture cluster. • Furnishings concierge – A furnishings concierge will be offered by the PTP for additional questions or details. “We want to build on the international reputation and the deep heritage of furnishings in this area,” Powell said.



All seek a showstopper, but few find them


very exhibitor at the High Point Market would like to have a “showstopper” in their showspaces but few really accomplish it.

As marketgoers meander through the Market Square complex and head for the mezzanine level of the Suites at Market Square, a showstopper catches their eyes. Stretched catercornered across the Barry Cotton Antiques showspace (SAMS M-7015) is a six-section table that’s roughly 20 feet long, 6 feet wide and 30 inches high. Each of the six sections is supported by a pedestal. The table, as built, really is almost 24 feet long, but Cotton and his colleagues had to leave one section out because of showspace constraints. Barry Cotton Antiques is based in the southwest area of London (UK) and has “been supplying fine quality antiques and period furniture to a wide range of client’s worldwide.” The company’s “handmade furniture range was born out of desire for a cabinetmaker’s workshop that could produce high-quality, faithful copies of traditional pieces that were either very expensive to procure or almost impossible to find.” Cotton says “each piece of furniture is entirely handmade to order ... (with) painstaking attention to design, detail and finish.” One of Cotton’s antiques is a three-panel screen with carved wood over glass that belonged to a mistress of William IV. By the way, if you’re interested in the retail price of the showstopper table, it’s estimated at $42,000.

‘Hometown’ company makes splash at Hamilton Square P. Chrisley International, which produces fine furniture and accessories has a new location at High Point Market, taking over Space 200 in Hamilton Square, a showroom complex that boasts such highly successful companies as Crescent, Huppe, Mackenzie Dow and Raschella Collection as tenants. Patricia Chrisley, who resides in nearby Sedgefield and whose company is located at 5710-k High Point Road, Suite 159, in Greensboro, describes her products as “fine furniture and accessories, custom cornices and bejeweled hardware to create sumptuous sanctuary. Chrisley readily admits that her company


focuses on the design trade with products produced in North Carolina, many of them in the Triad. She plans to join the High Point Showroom Association & Design Center and hopes to become a destination for other High Point Market exhibitors as well as designers from across the nation and around the world.

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Chrisley has three tables on display this market, two pedestal traditional■■■ sized dining tables topped with glass and a 10-foot-long, 3-foot-wide table whose slab is one of 20 reclaimed from an endangered tree that had to be felled. The larger table, which should retail in the $19,000 range, took 150 hours to produce while the smaller, glass-topped tables required 100 to 125 hours even though the base for one of them is constructed of 55 pieces of cherry and the other of more than three dozen pieces of wood. If you are looking for something that will transform your surroundings, visit P. Chrisley.

An easy way to put on a happy face! As you approach the showroom (Market Square 391) for Lilly Pulitzer from Market Square’s third floor west, the bright colors of the chairs and accessories lining the skywalk seem to pick up your spirits, regardless of how tired your legs and feet may be. Enter the showroom and you’ll swear you are right in the middle of a palatial Palm Beach home. In preparation for the “get happy” feeling you’ll have once you arrive at Lilly Pulitzer, take time to read “The Lilly Story.” “Once upon a time, at the bright young age of 21, an irreverent and enterprising New York socialite named Lilly eloped with a publishing mogul citrus heir Peter Pulitzer. Ditching the city for sunny Florida, the couple embarked on a glamorous and colorful life in Palm Beach. Lilly opened a simple juice stand in 1959. She soon transformed her citrusstained clothing into a line of brightly colored shift dresses in an array of cheery prints. Her designs quickly became the unofficial uniform of America’s splashy resort towns. Fast forward 50 years and Lilly Pulitzer prints and colors continue to inspire all to lead a colorful life and live happily ever after.”

That, in a nutshell, is the Lilly Pulitzer product story and the Lilly Pulitzer folks are sticking to it. Go see for yourself. It’s well worth the trip.

It’s time for 180-degree turn – to the dark side The AMAZED showroom (top [first] floor at Suites at Market Square) is anything but bright and shiny (as the Lilly Pulitzer showroom was) but, if you sincerely are looking for a different experience at market, don’t miss AMAZED. The showroom is built around a statement uttered in the “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte” (1964) movie by Bette Davis, “It’s not real when it’s light, it’s only real when it’s dark.” Mike Farrell of Imagine Adventures Inc. who sets up AMAZED at Furniture Market, claims, “Understanding the journey that culture and art take through light and darkness and back again in history is part of appreciating not only beauty but sometimes those painful moments in life that create it. He says he made the journey this year, “watching my dear friend, my sons’ mother, the person I married and loved, die after a five-year battle with breast cancer.” Farrell reminds us that “humor, art, literature, movies and TV allow us to laugh at the sobering reality of our common experience.” This installation would not be possible without the generous support, the long hours of donated time by local artists, High Point Central High School students, their teacher Kathleen Parker and designers from the home furnishings industry. Caution: This exhibit is different. At the same time, it will provide 10 different ways to project your thoughts. Hey, I never promised you a rose garden. Continue to enjoy market and all of the amenities the High Point Market Authority and their colleagues in this industry have provided for you. | (336) 888-3543




TODAY, OCT. 18 8:30-9:30 a.m. – The No. 1 Secret to Grow Business in a Down Economy Plaza Suites, NHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor. Presented by Mike Root – Get Customers Right Now. Most retailers are struggling in this economy. They’re doing things wrong! They’re doing things the same way they did them when the economy was good. As a third-generation furniture guy with more than 27 years of experience, Root has met and worked with hundreds of retailers and he will share with you the No. 1 secret that all retailers need to know to compete in this down economy. 9:30-10:30 a.m. – New Design Elements in Soft Window Fashions Radio Building, Interior Design Society Seminar Room, 8th Floor. Speaker: Amy Weavil Johnson, VP Decorative Drapery Hardware at Rowley Company. Custom Medallions are one of the most inventive new design elements in soft window fashions. Create extraordinary treatments with decorative medallions used for mounting panels, valances or as an embellishment at the top of horns and pleats. Reinvent your designs with unique focal points on cornices, millwork and even the unexpected! Incorporate key architectural elements and historical references into your design both for the interior and the exterior

of the home. Custom styles and finishes provide endless options and can even provide solutions for challenging installations. Join us as we imagine all of the possibilities! 10-10:30 a.m. – FirstTime Visitor Orientation Seminar High Point Theatre, Next to the Transportation Terminal on Commerce Street Informative session on how to navigate the High Point Market and make the best use of your time. – Tips and suggestions, Q & A and individual help if needed. Also view the video on our website: 10-11 a.m. – Returning to the Basics: Showroom Planning Techniques Plaza Suites, NHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor. Presented by Stan Bossler – Bossler Design Services, Inc. In today’s competitive retail market, change is constant. But, not all change is good. With well over 25 years of showroom planning expertise Stan Bossler will provide you with proven trade secrets on building a profitable yet cost-effective home furnishings retail environment. You will get it all… including showroom techniques, traffic flow, composition, product selection, accessorization and lighting concepts! 11 a.m.-noon – 2011 Colormix Color Trends with Carolyn Barton,

Sherwin Williams IHFC, 12th Floor - Bassett Showroom Auditorium. Join us for SherwinWilliams® colormix™ two thousand eleven where we will guide you through a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research from our global color forecasting team. Our inspiration is influenced and categorized into four distinct themes: Restless Nomad, Purely Refined, Gentle Medley, and Bold Invention, all reflecting unique directions in color and design trends for the month ahead. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Online Marketing: Now or (Maybe) Never! Plaza Suites, NHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor. Presented by David Lively – The Lively Merchant. Learn the difference between SEO and Pay-Per-Click online marketing and how understanding your company’s goals, philosophy, ROI objectives, and numerous other monetary and marketing factors will help you determine which, or what combination of both, offers you the most bang for your buck. This session will examine five models that you can implement. Noon-2 p.m. – Angelo Surmelis – IFDA Luncheon IHFC, Green Wing, 11th Floor ballroom B. At the age of 6, Angelo Surmelis was rearranging furniture around his Chicago apartment. He believed at an early age that space can change

the way you feel. After many years, he figured it was time to take his ‘act’ of moving furniture out of the house and on the road. After moving around the globe and working with clients all types of clients, he began to spread his message to a larger audience. He has done five shows on cable networks TLC, LIFETIME, STYLE & HGTV and has appeared on The TODAY Show, CNN, TYRA, & GOOD DAY LIVE. He “loves what he does.” Sponsored by IHFC. SFC, and IFDA, Carolinas Chapter. $20 includes lunch. Advance registration recommended. Email hallred@ihfc. com for more information Noon-1:30 p.m. – “The Buzz: Creating Excitement for You and for Your Business” - High Point Market Authority Design Viewpoints Lecture Series, CoSponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers Showplace West, 100 High (Corner of Wrenn and High, Plaza Level). REQUIRES RSVP – Limited Seating. Some people seem to naturally have that “it” factor, but anyone can create a buzz around their name or their business with the right tools. Lifestyle gurus Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar show you how to generate buzz and to promote your business through social media, word of mouth, and other unconventional means. .1 CEU Credit RSVP at www.highpointmarket. org/RSVP

Noon-2 p.m. – Join Us for Lunch and Learn about Hand-Woven Rugs! Suites At Market Square, Peel & Company, G-4011. Free lunch for buyers interested in learning more about hand-woven rugs: types of weaves, value and history of, & how to tell a fake from the real thing! All attendees will receive a handout of subjects covered.

Inc. Today every inch of your sales floor is critical. Today every dollar you invest in your inventory is critical. Ineffective merchandising strategies lead to negative sales trends, cash flow issues, overflowing warehouses and also jeopardize vendor relationships. How can you possibly afford to not fully understand how to capitalize on every inventory dollar?

1-2 p,n, – Stop Sweaty Palms & Knocking Knees When Closing Sales Plaza Suites, NHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor. Presented by Mark J. Lacy – The Furniture Training Company. When your customers are ready to buy, they’ll let you know. The challenge is to react when they’re ready. Even customers who anxiously want to buy your furniture don’t always say “I’ll take it.” But all customers have a way of letting you know that it’s time to close the sale. Discover when a shopper is ready to buy and learn how to pass these techniques to your sales people so that they can close every sale without fear. 9 out of 10 associates who have implemented these selling techniques have increased their furniture sales.

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Accents: Versatility & Vitality: Ethan Allen Global, Inc Radio Building, Interior Design Society Seminar Room, 8th Floor. Join us as we detail the rising trends in the design and manufacture of accents as well as their importance to the design plan. Presented by the Ethan Allen Interior Design Affiliate Program; .1 CEU

2:30-3:30 p.m. – Capitalizing on Your Merchandising Investment Plaza Suites, NHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor. Presented by Bob Moorman - JRM Sales & Management,

4-5 p.m. – Top Five Things Hindering Your Business’ Growth Plaza Suites, NHFA Retailer Resource Center, 1st Floor. Presented by Phyllis Zaepfel – PROFITsystems, Inc. Regardless of what you hear, many retailers are seeing impressive growth despite current economic conditions. Remember that the six most expensive words in business are: “We’ve always done it that way.” This presentation will examine the top five things that keep your business from growing. Learn what you can and should be




Med students Dalai Lama urges science, religion balance get iPods to aid training ORLANDO, Fla. – Second-year medical student Lynn McGrath knows the iPod touch he carries will help him become a better doctor. McGrath, 25, can quickly research a patient’s symptoms on the device and learn how to treat them in minutes. “The first year as medical students, it helps us figure out what’s going on, but as you become more familiar, it’s more of a confirmation,” he said. Starting this semester,

the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine, which in its second year, is giving every medical student an iPod touch to help in their training. The Central Florida college has joined other medical schools across the country that provide mobile devices to medical students. Florida State University also gives iPod touches to medical students, and Stanford University in California is distributing muchlarger Apple iPads to its future doctors.

Hilton workers strike in Chicago CHICAGO (AP) – Hundreds of Hilton Chicago Hotel workers started a three-day strike Saturday that union officials say is in protest of the hotel chain’s efforts to “lock workers into cheap recession contracts.” Unite Here Local 1 spokeswoman Annemarie Strassel told The Associated Press workers began striking in Chicago early Saturday and won’t return to their jobs until early Tuesday. The union represents about 600 workers at the Hilton Chicago downtown. Strassel said the employees have joined

striking workers in San Francisco, who went out Wednesday, and in Honolulu, who went out Thursday. The Chicago workers include housekeepers, dishwashers, cooks, bell staff and food servers. “Hilton wants to lock workers into cheap recession contracts even as the hotels rebound,” she said early Sunday in a phone interview. “Workers simply want a share in the recovery.” The AP could not immediately reach hotel officials. But Hilton Chicago told the Chicago Tribune that the hotel is “operating as normal.”

ATLANTA (AP) – The Dalai Lama is visiting a university program in Georgia that aims to foster a balance between science and spirituality. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader spoke at a news conference Sunday at Emory University in Atlanta, home to the Emory-Tibet

Science Initiative, now in its third year. The program is working on a science curriculum for Buddhist monks and nuns in India. Emory president James W. Wagner on Sunday presented the Dalai Lama with science textbooks translated into Tibetan.

During a three-day visit, the Dalai Lama will teach, lecture and receive an update on the initiative. The Dalai Lama is a presidential distinguished professor at Emory – the only university appointment he has accepted. He last visited the campus three years ago.



FURNITURE SHOWROOM 16,680 sq. ft. of showroom space with paved parking. Excellent location on shuttle bus route in the “Hamilton/Wrenn Showroom District”. 12 store front windows on N. Hamilton,12 ft. ceilings, hand painted murals, track lighting, kitchen/bar area. $1,000,000. 512 North Hamilton St. FOR SALE OR LEASE DOWNTOWN BUILDING SITE DOWNTOWN ACREAGE PRIME SHOWROOM BUILDING Zoned Central Business in ideal location for furniture 1.27 acres zoned General Business. 179 ft.road frontage showrooms or retail. Property on the corner of W. Green on S. Main Street & 102 ft. frontage on S. Elm Street. Across Across street from Showplace and IHFC. Totally renovated with abundant natural lighting. Three story atrium with elevator, two HVAC units per floor, kitchen and entertainment areas on two floors. Superb facility in the and S. Elm streets. 96’ x 121’ x 116’ x 103’ in size. the street from GTCC. $640,000. 840 S.Main & 629 S. Elm St. center of the Furniture District. $3,950,000. 135 S. Hamilton. All city services available. $950,000. 113 W.Green. FOR SALE FOR SALE OR LEASE FOR SALE


Frontage on N. Main & N. Wrenn streets, through-theblock property on shuttle bus route. Excellent parking, zoned Central Business, 5,795 sq.ft., central air, gas heat, atrium with fireplace, elevator & exterior storage. $349,900. 740 N. Main Street FOR SALE

SHOWROOM /WAREHOUSE FACILITY Zoned Light Industrial. Main level has 8,200 sq.ft., basement has 4,800 sq. ft., freight elevator, easy storage & 10 ft ceilings.Site consists of 1.56 acres with parking. $550,000. 100 N. Centennial Street. FOR SALE OR LEASE

SHOWROOM Downtown in the Central Business District. Various footages available. Carpet & track lighting, 8 ft. ceilings. Call for details. 108 1/2 E. Kivett between N. Main & N. Wrenn. FOR LEASE

SHOWROOM HAMILTON-WRENN DISTRICT Free standing showroom with 7,237 sq.ft. ( 150 sq.ft. of office space). 10 ft. ceilings, track & flourescent lighting, overhead door @grade, plenty of paved parking! On market shuttle bus route. $550,000. 422 N. Hamilton. FOR SALE OR LEASE

FREE STANDING SHOWROOM Brick building with 6,000 sq.ft. showroom. Kitchen/bar & breakroom area, 9 ft. ceilings,track lighting, loading door & paved parking lot ( 27+ spaces). On shuttle bus route in the “Hamilton/Wrenn Showroom District”. 404 Wrenn Street. FOR LEASE

SHOWROOM / OFFICE BUILDING FREE STANDING SHOWROOM Zoned Central Business in the downtown furniture showroom district. 2 story building Storefront windows, offices in rear. Carpet & tile floors, track & flourescent lightmay be leased together or separate. 9 ft ceilings, flourescent, recessed and track ing, storage in attic, parking on side. 2,500 sq.ft. 207 W.High Street. lighting. Paved parking in rear. Total sq. footage is 8,000. 333 S. Wrenn Street. FOR LEASE FOR LEASE

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2 killed in Arizona tour bus crash

Saturday’s Puzzle Solved


The T-130 drill operators, Jeff Hart (left) and Matt Staffel (right) both from Denver, embrace Elizabeth Segovia, sister of trapped miner Dario Segovia Rojo at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile.

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Colorado drillers return from Chile to heroes’ welcome DENVER (AP) – Four Colorado men who helped free 33 trapped Chilean miners have returned home to a heroes’ welcome. About 40 people cheered at Denver International Airport Saturday when the four drillers arrived from Chile, including Jeff Hart, of Arvada, who operated the drill that bored its way down to the chamber where the miners were trapped.

The men work for Kansasbased Layne Christensen Co. The four were drilling water wells in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army’s forward operating bases when they were called to Chile. Hart’s assistants – Jorge Herrera, Doug Reeves and Matt Staffel – were also cheered. Family members say the drillers were confident they could reach the miners before Christmas.

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) – The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says two people were killed and several others injured Sunday when their commercial tour bus drifted off an Arizona highway and rolled several times. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter says the crash happened around 8 a.m. near Meadview, on the southeastern side of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The bus was traveling with 11 passengers and a driver from Las Vegas to the west rim of the Grand Canyon. Carter says several passengers suffered serious injuries and were flown to hospitals in Las Vegas and nearby Kingman. The passengers’ names were not immediately released. Carter says they may be tourists from another country. The driver received minor injuries and has been cooperating with the investigation.




“Millard says there are no deaf opening leads, only blind opening leaders,” Cy the Cynic remarked. y was talking about Millard Pringle, a quiet little man whose deck, Cy says, lacks a few face cards. “Millard seems to have an old saying backwards,” I said, “not to mention politically incorrect.” In today’s deal, North’s response of 2NT was a conventional forcing spade raise, and South launched into Blackwood. Finding North with two aces but no

king, South settled for six spades. West led the jack of hearts, and South won and took the A-K of trumps, disdaining a safety play. He conceded a trump and claimed the rest.

BEST LEAD West paid no heed to the auction, and it cost 1,030 points. If East had an opinion about the best opening lead against a slam, he could have doubled North’s Blackwood response of five hearts or six clubs. Since East passed, West should have led a diamond. The defense would get a diamond and a trump.

This week: winning opening leads.

DAILY QUESTION You hold: S K 9 8 5 2 H K 6 D A 10 6 C A K 9. You open one spade, and your partner bids 2NT (a conventional forcing raise). What do you say? ANSWER: Many actions are possible. You can rebid three spades, giving partner room to cue-bid. In today’s deal, South tried Blackwood, but that might have cost by giving East a chance for a lead-directing double of North’s response. Maybe your most practical and effective approach is simply to

bid six spades. South dealer Neither side vulnerable


Patriots edge Ravens in overtime thriller FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Deion Branch gave New England Patriots fans plenty of reasons to forget Randy Moss and the team’s embarrassing playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Branch caught nine passes — the same number of receptions Moss had in four games this season — spearheading a 23-20 comeback win in overtime over the Ravens on Sunday. The Patriots reacquired Branch on Monday from Seattle five days after trading Moss to Minnesota. Stephen Gostkowski’s 35-yard field goal with 64 seconds left in OT gave the Patriots their eighth straight win after a bye week. In the teams’ last meeting, the Ravens won 33-14 in the first round of last season’s playoffs, scoring on Ray Rice’s 83-yard run on their first offensive play and leading 24-0 after one quarter. Branch sparked Sunday’s rally from a 20-10 deficit starting with a 5-yard scoring pass from Tom Brady four minutes into the fourth quarter. The Patriots (4-1) then forced the


Tampa Bay s tight end Kellon Winslow (82) is stopped by New Orleans defender Usama Young (28) in the second half of the Saints victory Sunday.

Saints get back on track; Rams upend Chargers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) receives congratulations from teammate Danny Woodhead after kicking a field goal that lifted the Patriots past Balitmore 23-20 on Sunday. Ravens (4-2) to punt and marched from their 14yard line to a third down at the Baltimore 3 — with the help of four catches by Branch — and settled for Gostkowski’s 24-yard tying field goal with 1:51 left in the fourth quarter. On the last possession of

overtime, Branch caught passes for 23 and 10 yards, setting up the winning kick. In the extra session, the Ravens punted three times and the Patriots punted twice. The winning drive started at the New England 38.

The New Orleans Saints got some unexpected help in reviving a sputtering rushing attack around Drew Brees. Brees threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, leading the Super Bowl champions to a 31-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Saints rebounded from a mistake-filled road loss that dumped them into third place in the NFC South, scoring on their first three possessions and getting an unexpected lift from rookie running back Chris Ivory. Ivory rushed for 158 yards on 15 carries, stepping up in the absence of

the injured Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas.

RAMS 20, CHARGERS 17 ST. LOUIS — James Hall, Chris Long and Larry Grant had two sacks apiece and the St. Louis Rams stuffed the NFL’s top offense in a 20-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Sam Bradford threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Danario Alexander, making his NFL debut, to help build a 14-point cushion in the first half. Steven Jackson finished with 109 yards and a touchdown for the Rams (3-3), who won their third straight at home for the first time since 2004 after entering the season with a 14game losing streak.

The Rams dominated on both sides of the ball against the NFL’s topranked offense and second-ranked defense, one week after getting blown out 44-6 at Detroit. Fans stood much of the fourth quarter, helping to rattle the four-time defending AFC West champions.

DOLPHINS 23, PACKERS 20 (OT) GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Miami Dolphins pounced on the injury-riddled Green Bay Packers, wearing out a patchwork defense before Dan Carpenter kicked a 44-yard game-winning field goal for a 23-20 overtime victory on Sunday. It was the second straight overtime loss for the Packers (3-3), who lost at Washington last week.


Oregon jumps to No. 1 in Top 25 poll BY RALPH D. RUSSO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Known for its ever-changing, often outrageous uniforms and a point-a-minute offense, Oregon now has a new distinction: No. 1 team in the country. The Ducks climbed to the top spot for the first time Sunday, moving up one position during an off week after previously topranked Ohio State lost 31-18 at Wisconsin on Saturday night. “We don’t have to talk about rankings with these guys,” Ducks coach Chip Kelly said in a telephone interview. “Whether we’re No. 1 in the country or 101 it won’t affect how we prepare.” “But the only important thing is to be No. 1 in a month and a half on Dec. 5.” That’s when the final BCS standings come out. The first were due out later Sunday. In the AP poll, which is not part of the BCS standings, Boise State also moved up one place to No. 2. Oklahoma jumped three spots to No. 3, passing No. 4 TCU. Auburn moved up two spots to fifth, while the Buckeyes dropped to 11th. Oregon becomes the 43rd team to hold the No. 1 ranking in the AP media poll, which dates to 1936. The last time a team was No. 1 for the first time was almost 20 years ago to the day, when Virginia rose to No. 1 on Oct. 14, 1990. Ohio State’s loss came a week after thenNo. 1 Alabama was beaten by South Carolina. Heisman Trophy contender LaMichael

James and the Ducks will try to avoid three straight weeks of No. 1 losing when they play at home against UCLA on Thursday night. The Ducks received 39 first-place votes and 1,471 points. Boise State had 15 firstplace votes and TCU (three) and Oklahoma (three) also got votes as the top team in the country. The rest of the AP top 10 was LSU at No. 6, followed by Alabama, Michigan State, Utah and Wisconsin, which jumped eight spots after its big win at Camp Randall Stadium. The coaches’ poll had the same top nine as the AP poll. Florida was one of four teams that dropped out of the poll. The Gators lost their third straight game Saturday — 10-7 to Mississippi State — and are unranked for the first time since the final poll of the 2004 season. Also dropping out were Air Force, Nevada and Oregon State. Nebraska fell nine spots to No. 14 after losing 20-13 to Texas. The Longhorns moved back in at No. 22, along with No. 23 Virginia Tech and No. 25 Miami. Mississippi State is No. 24, its first ranking since 2001. That was also a breakout season for Oregon. Under coach Mike Bellotti, quarterback Joey Harrington and the Ducks finished No. 2 and probably should have received a chance to play for the national championship. But they were squeezed out by a BCS formula that was later changed. Bellotti took over the program from Rich Brooks after the Ducks went to the 1995 Rose Bowl and Brooks bolted for the NFL.

It was Oregon’s first Rose Bowl appearance in almost 40 years, a major happening for a program that had spent decades as an afterthought. The 1995 Rose Bowl trip was only the 10th bowl appearance in school history. Under Bellotti and with the help of a multimillion-dollar deal with Nike, which is run by Oregon alum Phil Knight, the program bolstered its facilities and resources, and Oregon became a consistent winner and contender in the Pac-10. “When I came here I considered Oregon a have. I considered Oregon a consistent top20 team,” said Kelly, who was offensive coordinator at New Hampshire when Bellotti hired him in 2007. Thanks to Nike, the Ducks have become the fashion plates of college football, seemingly breaking out a new eye-catching look every week. The Ducks donned all sorts of yellow, green, black, white and silver outfits, mixing and matching a multitude of combinations. But after that 2001 national title run, the Ducks slipped a bit on the field as Pete Carroll and Southern California dominated the Pac-10. In 2007, it looked as if the Ducks were breaking through again, beating the Trojans and reaching No. 2 with Heisman contender Dennis Dixon. Dixon blew out his knee on a Thursday night against Arizona, though, and the Ducks went into a tailspin. After the 2008 season, Bellotti stepped down as coach and Kelly was promoted.

Minnesota fires head coach Brewster MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota fired football coach Tim Brewster on Sunday, one day after the Golden Gophers lost to Purdue to fall to 1-6 in his fourth season on the sideline. Brewster went 15-30 at Minnesota, including 621 in the Big Ten, and the Gophers’ 28-17 loss to the Boilermakers on Saturday was their sixth straight defeat. Athletic director Joel

Maturi said he’s had several conversations with university President Robert Bruininks in the last few weeks about the coach and both agreed on the move. Offensive coordinator Jeff Horton will serve as interim head coach the remainder of the season. “While I appreciate the passion and commitment that coach Brewster has shown, it is clear that a change in the leadership of Gopher football is nec-

essary,” Maturi said in a statement. “We have high aspirations for our football program and we are not satisfied with its current direction. The results so far this season have been unacceptable and the program has simply not shown enough improvement over the past three and a half years to continue with the status quo.” Brewster was hired to take over the stagnant

Minnesota program in 2007, despite never having been a head coach or coordinator in college or the NFL. Brewster created a monster he couldn’t contain when, with a salesman’s determination and a preacher’s fervor, he started talking about Rose Bowls at his introduction. Known as a successful recruiter under Mack Brown at North Carolina and Texas, Brewster’s classes drew

decent reviews from analysts but his players never quite put it together. Instability on his staff was a problem, after he fired offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar in 2008 and ditched his spread offense for a pro-style attack designed to create more of a power running team. Dunbar’s replacement, Jedd Fisch, left after one season and forced the offense to learn under yet another coach.



SHANGHAI (AP) — Andy Murray defeated an error-prone Roger Federer 6-3, 6-2 Sunday to win the Shanghai Masters for his second title of the year. Murray broke the Swiss player’s serve four times while fighting off six break points. He also served six aces, while Federer had three. Murray didn’t drop a set in the tournament and now has beaten Federer eight times in 13 meetings, including the last two. Murray’s win Sunday was the most lopsided match the two have played. “I love the challenge of playing against him. I don’t fear playing him,” Murray said. “I don’t know if my game matches up well against his or not, but I’ve played some of my best tennis against Roger.”

Green prevails by two shots VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Richard Green shot a 65 to win the Portugal Masters Sunday, beating a group of four players by two strokes after overnight leader Pablo Martin collapsed down the stretch. Green started the round seven shots behind Martin, but birdied four of the first five holes at the Oceanico Victoria Club. The left-hander from Australia was at 9 under after No. 15, but two late bogeys meant he had to spend an anxious hour in the clubhouse to see whether his 18-under 270 would hold up.





Monday, October 18, 2010 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Zac Efron, 23; Freida Pinto, 26; Wynton Marsalis, 49; JeanClaude Van Damme, 50 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Strategize and organize and you will surpass any obstacles that get in your way this year. Use your imagination and intuition. You have to be proactive and progressive in order to get what you want. Take a leadership position. Your numbers are 9, 11, 23, 25, 27, 35, 48 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t rely on others when you are the one who has to make the effort. It’s important not to let anyone hold you back. Show what you have to offer and how valuable you are. ★★★ TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Partnerships will play an important role in your life. Social networking will pay off. The effort you put forth now will bring about positive changes and doors will open. ★★★★ GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t become sidetracked by emotional instability or troubles caused by those dependent on you. Your ability to put your own flavor in the mix will show everyone how unique and valuable you are. Hard work and dedication will pay off. ★★ CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take action instead

of waiting for someone else to initiate what needs to be done. You may not like change but today it will be beneficial where work, money and your status are concerned. Don’t be afraid to show your emotions; it will help you get your way. ★★★★★ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Concentrate on your home, family and contracts. It’s important that you do not become angry or let the people you are dealing with know your thoughts. Listen, wait and watch. Stay calm and you will come out on top financially. ★★★ VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Deception is apparent at an emotional level. Assumptions will not be accurate and can cause you to make a mistake. A change of plans or within your friendships can be expected, especially if there is money involved. ★★★ LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Serious effort will bring results. You can dazzle everyone with your unique way of doing things. Present and promote your plans through social networking. Emotional connections with children or seniors will open your eyes to new possibilities. ★★★ SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It’s time to let your emotions take over -- talk from the heart about your plans for the future. Not everyone will like what you have to say but you will feel so much better once you have your plans on the table for all to see. ★★★★★

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Let your intuition guide you and you will instinctively know what’s expected of you. Don’t let unfortunate changes at home or in your personal life cause you to overreact or be overindulgent. Stay calm. ★★ CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Give in to your needs but not your whims. Make everything you do count. Don’t leave any room for error or criticism. Learn from past mistakes. Complete whatever chores you have left undone. ★★★★ AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Get serious about your future. Take stock of what you own and what you owe. You can make some worthwhile changes that will ease your stress and your bankbook. Changes you make to your residence will help your overhead. ★★★ PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put your plan on paper and run it by someone you can trust. Delving into the unfamiliar or trying something obscure will help you get a better handle on existing possibilities. Put the past behind you. ★★★ ONE STAR: It’s best to avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes or read a good book. Two stars: You can accomplish but don’t rely on others for help. Three stars: If you focus, you will reach your goals Four stars: You can pretty much do as you please, a good time to start new projects. Five stars: Nothing can stop you now. Go for the gold.

Husband’s dinner time is bedtime for his sleepy wife


ear Abby: My hardworking husband of four years, “Brian,” loves to eat out three or four nights a week. It’s nice not to have to cook, and I have become spoiled. He loves treating. We take along friends, family members or business associates. The problem is, Brain wants to sit for two or three hours, have drinks and talk before he eats. He insists that I wait until he is ready to eat. Sometimes it becomes as late as 10 p.m. I have a sensitive stomach and I need to eat early. I have eaten dinner early my entire life.

If I eat late, my stomach goes into knots, and by the time we get home it’s time for bed because I’m sleepy. Brian can sleep on a full stomach with no problem. I get acid reflux. Brian expects our guests to adhere to his routine. Even when we have cookouts, everyone must wait for the entree. He says, “Well, they’ll just have to wait. I don’t want anyone to eat and run.” I put out appetizers, but it’s not enough to hold them. If we don’t wait, he gets angry and threatens not to have another cookout. I have

ADVICE Dear Abby ■■■

explained that not everyone can eat so late. Abby, what’s your perspective on this? Who’s right here? – Hungry in Arizona

Dear Hungry: You are. It appears you married a hardworking, selfcentered drinker with a need to control everyone around him. A generous host takes the needs and wishes of his guests into consideration. A selfish

one behaves like your husband does. Frankly, I’m surprised that anyone who didn’t have to would accept more than two dinner or cookout invitations. You should eat something before going to dinner with him and do the same at home whenever you need to. If you don’t, it could have a serious, negative impact on your health. Dear Abby: Two years ago I made a horrible mistake. I broke the law and was convicted of three misdemeanors. I live in a small town, so the news became very

public. I lost my job, many friends and my reputation. I am still working to rebuild my life and find some sense of normalcy for myself and my family. I have been in therapy since the event and have learned a lot from this experience. My problem is, my brother will not forgive me. He holds it over my head and refuses to support me in my efforts. He said I deserve whatever I get. I love my brother and am close to my other siblings. I don’t want our relationship to be estranged, but I can’t take his judgmental attitude

anymore. What can I do? – Southern California Sib Dear Sib: Because you are in therapy, discuss this with your therapist. I assume that having been convicted, you have paid – or are repaying – your debt to society. You are working to rebuild your life; you are doing all you can right now to get back on track. You are close with your other siblings, so work with that. Do not measure your worth through your brother’s eyes. He may not be capable of forgiveness. And if that’s the case, it’s a reflection of who he is – not who you are.


Hire a worker, get a check NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A suburban Philadelphia philanthropist who believes charity is a powerful incentive thinks he can help get Americans back to work one donation at a time. Gene Epstein, 71, is promoting a $250,000 effort called Hire Just One, with plans to make $1,000 donations to charity in the name of businesses that hire an unemployed person and keep the worker on the payroll for at least six months. Epstein, who amassed a personal fortune through car sales and real estate investments, has set aside

his money for the first 250 hires – and thinks thousands more jobs could be created if others took on his idea, too. “It’s an encouragement to businesses to not wait,” said Epstein. “This becomes like an incredible stimulus program.” The idea came to Epstein at his sprawling home in suburban Bucks County last month. He said he hopes his program will encourage businesses in the region and beyond to make hundreds of thousands of new hires they wouldn’t have otherwise made.

New York man dies, three hurt in plane crash EAST FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) – A single-engine plane flown by a pilot making a practice landing crashed in New York on Sunday, killing a passenger and

injuring the pilot and two other passengers. The plane crashed into four parked cars on a residential street near Republic Airport on Long Is-

land at 9 a.m., Suffolk County Police Commissioner Richard Dormer said. No one was injured on the ground, Suffolk police said.


Baltimore officer slain in fight BALTIMORE (AP) – An off-duty Baltimore police detective who was out celebrating his birthday was killed Saturday night in a dispute over a parking space, authorities said. Detective Brian Stevenson, an 18-year veteran with the department, would have turned 38 on Sunday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Stevenson was out

celebrating with a friend after 10 p.m. in the southeastern part of the city when it happened. “The preliminary investigation revealed an altercation took place over a parking place,” Guglielmi said. As the dispute escalated, he said, “A suspect pulled a rock or large piece of concrete from the ground and struck the officer with it.”

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