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A volunteer with the Haiti Gospel Mission works with local children at the mission’s compound in Port-au-Prince after the recent earthquake.
Reaching Out Mission group helping Haitian earthquake victims and things like that.” Hales said that the medical clinic typically provides care for children at three different orphanages close to the main compound. Two of those orphanages collapsed in the earthquake, but the children all escaped. With nowhere else to go, residents of one of the orphanages now are sleeping on mission property, along with other friends of the compound. Hales said that the houses in the mission compound have cracks in them, but they both seem okay to stay in. The clinic and church at that location didn’t receive any damage, but some interior walls at the school have fallen down. Security walls around the houses, church and school have collapsed.
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A mission in Haiti supported by a local church is coming to the aid of the Haitian people in the wake of last Tuesday’s devastating earthquake. The headquarters of Haiti Gospel Mission is located in the northeast corner of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince. Funded in the 1970s, the mission runs schools, medical clinics and churches in a few separate towns. It also gives aid to other area churches and orphanages that aren’t a part of the mission. Jesse Hales, a missionary sponsored by Heath Church in Lexington, said that the 7.0 magnitude earthquake left an overwhelming number of Haitians in need of medical care. Death toll estimates
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now run as high as 200,000 people. “The people that are in medical training that are down there, they immediately kicked into doing what they needed to do,” Hales said. “They’ve been doing a lot of cleaning wounds, getting rocks out of cuts, sewing up people as much as they can, setting bones
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Cash for Clunkers a lemon for some dealers BY ELIOT DUKE Staff Writer
The Car Allowance Rebate System, formally known as Cash for Clunkers, was a program intended to stimulate the economy by boosting car sales. Nearly five months after the government-initiated program expired, local car dealers aren’t seeing much stimulation. “Once the program ended, we stopped dead,” Stamey Hardin, owner of Thomasville GM Superstore on National Highway, said. “I don’t know if it helped or hurt.” While Cash for Clunkers sparked
the sale of new cars during its six-month run last summer, the program did not have any staying power, resulting in a trickle down effect of inefficiency that impacted used car dealers, people looking for a pre-owned vehicle and junk dealers. Hardin said his dealership managed to sell more than a dozen cars through the program, but a lot of the sales were to people from out-of-town. This resulted in less work for the service department. “It pulled people in who were going to buy, but it wasn’t a lot of local folks,” said Hardin. “We want to service the local community
and take care of their vehicles. We were advertising heavy discounts at the same time so we were double-dipping. Basically, we didn’t make any money off the cars.” Dealerships across the country also were put in the position of fronting all the rebate money, stripping companies of vital cash flow while the wait for government checks ran well over a month. “The payments were slow coming to the dealers,” Hardin said. “It took us a good six weeks to get our money back. Cash is king and we had to front all the money,
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A dispute between two Thomasville women at the Davidson County Courthouse turned violent when one attacked the other with bamboo skewers. According to a Davidson County Sheriff ’s Office press release, Gakeshia A. Williams, 34, of 209 Culbreth Ave., was at the courthouse last Friday for an ongoing dispute with another woman. As both parties exited the Thomasville Courtroom, Williams attacked the other woman with a handmade pointed weapon constructed out of 10 sharpened bamboo skewers, much like what is used to make shish kabobs. The woman suffered several lacerations to her face and neck area before deputies intervened and subdued Williams. The victim was treated by Davidson County Emer-
Council approves sewer system improvements BY KARISSA MINN Staff Writer The City of Thomasville plans to begin improvements to its aging sewer system as early as next month, officials said. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Thomasville City Council Council, Councilman David Yemm announced during his monthly report that the city is addressing several needs in its sewer system. “We’re in the process of prioritizing those,” said Yemm, who is chairman of the public services committee. “We should be getting bids sometime in February to begin the first phase of that.” City Manager Kelly Craver said later that staff members are surveying the initial line to be replaced — a collector line on Baptist Children’s Home Road, which was the location of last summer’s massive wastewater spill into North Hamby Creek. “As soon as that survey work’s done, that will be turned over to engineers
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gency Services. “One had assaulted the other and they went to trial for it,” Sheriff David Grice said. “When they got into the foyer of the courthouse, the one attacked the other. [Williams] managed to skew the victim before bailiffs got her off the woman.” Grice said Williams had taken the warrant out on the victim for assault. “The victim of the initial assault was the assailant of the second one,” said Grice. “There was some bad blood there.” Williams was arrested and charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, one count of misdemeanor communicating threats and one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. She was placed in Davidson County Jail and issued a $200,000 secured bond. Williams is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 22 in Lexington.
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for the design of the line,” Craver said. “That will be turned over to the [N.C.] Division of Water Quality for them to approve the plans, and then we’ll go to bid on those plans hopefully by the end of next month.” He said that this line is the first of about six sewer projects that the city plans to work on over the next 12 to 18 months. The prioritized needs were identified and evaluated in response to last summer’s wastewater spill. “This is just the beginning,” Craver said. During his own monthly report, Mayor Joe Bennett said that he was proud of the city employees, who collected more than 1,000 cans for the Thomasville Times/Parks and Recreation Community Food Challenge. In other news, council approved funding for the construction of a nondenominational chapel at the Thomasville City Cemetery. The chapel will have a metal roof, vinyl siding, stained-glass windows,
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What’s happening? Habitat volunteers
Habitat For Humanity is seeking volunteers to help build decent and affordable homes in Thomasville. The work site is located at 814 Barnwell St. Work begins at 8 a.m. each Saturday and ends at noon. This Saturday’s work will include flooring. No construction experience is necessary. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. For further information, contact Linda Berrier at 476-8570 or Butch Langfitt at 475-6843. For more information on Habitat for Humanity, visit www.habitat.org.
Loose leaf collection to cease
The City of Thomasville will end Loose Leaf Collection on Friday, Feb. 12. Please rake all leaves to the curb free of any debris (i.e. rocks, trash, limbs). If leaves are mixed with any debris, they will not be collected. Pursuant to solid waste code; section 66-4; leaves should be kept out of the street so as not to impede traffic flow.
Blood pressure checks
The Davidson County Department of Senior Services Senior Dynamics program offers free bi-monthly blood pressure checks. Visit the Lexington Senior Center at 106 Alma Owens Drive the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. and the last Friday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. to have your blood pressure checked. The blood pressure checks are being provided by CareSouth Home Care Professionals and Piedmont Home Care. For more information, call the Se-
Board meeting The Animal Center of Davidson County will hold a board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Mayberry’s in Thomasville. For more information, call Bonnie Reid at 475-8382. Fire department meeting The Fair Grove Fire Department Inc. will hold its annual meeting and election of officers on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at the fire station on Cedar Lodge Road. Items on the agenda will be the election of new members to the Board of Directors to replace members whose terms will expire; discussion on changes to the personnel handbook and voting on possible changes in the by-laws; the election of Fire Department Line Officers; the Fire Chiefs report and other annual reports. The meeting will be open to all members of the community.”
Going Red Fashion Show and Luncheon Carolina Regional Heart Center at High Point Regional Health System is sponsoring a community education event on Friday, Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at High Point Country Club. Cardiologist, Dr. Kathryn McFarland, will discuss heart healthy tips for women. A fashion show and lunch are planned. The cost of the event is $20 and registration is required. The Country Club is located at 800 Country Club Road in High Point. Call (336) 878-6888 for registration. Seating is limited.
Red Cross courses The American Red Cross has scheduled community CPR/AED/First Aid courses to be held at Thomasville Fire Department Headquarters, 712 E. Main St. Courses are as listed: • Standard first aid with adult CPR course, Feb. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. • Standard first aid with adult CPR, Feb. 16, 2 to 7:30 p.m.
• First Aid courses, Feb. 17, 1:30 to 5 p.m. • Adult CPR/AED course, Feb. 22, 6 to 10 p.m. • Standard first aid with Adult and Child CPR/AED, plus infant CPR, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 23. • Child/Infant CPR course, Feb. 23, 6 to 10 p.m. • First aid course, Feb. 25, 6 to 10 p.m. Course fees are $25. For more information, or to register, call 475-5545 or email hulind@ ci.thomasville.nc.us by Feb. 10.
Miss Thomasville Pageant The 2010 Thomasville’s Outstanding Little Miss Pageant, Miss Thomasville Scholarship Pageant and Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held Feb. 13 at T. Austin Finch Auditorium, 406 Unity St. The Thomasville’s Outstanding Little Miss Pageant will begin at 1 p.m. The Miss Thomasville Scholarship and Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. Contestant applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Pageants. Thomasville’s Outstanding Little Miss Pageant is a fundraiser for the Miss Thomasville Scholarship Association; the winners will have the opportunity to compete at the North Carolina’s Outstanding Little Miss Pageant to be held in July 2010. The competition is open to girls between the ages of 12 months to 13 years of age. There will be six individual age division winners and one Majestic winner crowned. All winners will have the opportunity to make appearances during their year of service with Miss Thomasville and Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Thomasville Scholarship Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America Program; the winner will compete at the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant held in Raleigh on June 22-26, 2010. The competition is open to young women who either reside, attend school, or are employed full time in Davidson, Randolph, Guilford, Alamance, Davie, or Montgomery Counties. Contestants must be between 17 and 23 years of age. Each contestant will compete in five phases of competition; Interview, Onstage Question, Life-
style and Fitness in Swimsuit, Talent, and Evening Wear. Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Program; the winner will compete at the North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Pageant held in Raleigh, North Carolina on June 22-25, 2010. The competition is open to young women who reside in the state of North Carolina. Contestants must be between the ages of 13 to 17 years old. Each contestant will compete in five phases of competition; Interview, Onstage Question, Fitness Wear, Talent, and Evening Wear. To learn more about becoming a contestant for one of the Miss Thomasville Titles, please visit our website at: www. missthomasville-ccpageants.com or email: email@example.com. The deadline is approaching soon.
Civitan steak supper
The Silver Valley Civitan annual steak supper on Feb. 20 will again provide funds for the Civitan-Troy Jarrell Memorial Scholarships at South Davidson High School. The club has presented 43 scholarships since 1989 totaling $39,000. Two grants for higher education of $1,000 each will be presented in June. Dine-in or take-out from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at this enjoyable dining experience. The evening meal will include a salad bar, baked potato, dessert table, bread and beverage. The meal will be served at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located on Old Highway 64 at the Davidson-Randolph County line. Tickets are sold in advance only at $12 from any Civitan member or by contacting Harold Parrish at 472-2379.
THS Class of 1962 Reunion
A reunion of the Thomasville High School Class of 1962 will be held on Saturday, June 12, at the Colonial Country Club in Thomasville. Organizers are looking for up-to-date addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for classmates. For more information, contact Alice Ervin at 561-732-1521.
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6 ways to ﬁnd unadvertised jobs ADVICE
MARY HUNT Syndicated Columnist
Studio 608, oil painting by artist Steve Childs, will be on display during DCCC’s Simple Complexity Art Exhibit.
Simple Complexity Art Exhibit opens at DCCC Fourteen artists, displaying 130 pieces of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, copper sculpture, encaustics, photography and mixed media, are featured in the spring art exhibit at Davidson County Community College. The Simple Complexity exhibit opened with a reception on Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the Mendenhall Building on the Davidson Campus. Following are the artists and their diverse media areas: • Oil painter Robert Crum of Salisbury puts a contemporary feel to his still lifes, portraits and figurative work. Working from life, not photographs, he paints everyday objects, using color and light, to show their special beauty. • Photographer Chris Almerini of Winston-Salem shares images of nature through the use of color, light, texture and shape. His goal is to capture a moment in time. • Also from WinstonSalem, Ethan Igleharts landscape photographs capture the sense of relaxation and renewal in the beauty of nature, invoking a sense of calm and perhaps returning the viewer to a place in memory. • Painter Virginia Kassays acrylic works are vibrant with color and design. Trying to educate and communicate with her autistic daughter, Kassay, of Summerfield, has created a virtual feast of color on canvas that interacts with designs to form thematic works of art. • Mixed media artist Patricia Raible of Charlotte has several paintings in the show that are layer upon layer of color and texture, and added text, that complete the total understanding of the art. She creates a surface, then removes part of it to reval layers underneath, until the surface tells the story. • Bob Lillich of High Point works with copper, bronze and brass that he cuts and forms into sculptural forms of art. Flowers, plants and fountains are but a few examples of his brilliant creations. • Daniel Vaughan, a pastelist from Carrboro, displays large works of seascapes and mountains created from experiences while traveling to various places, including the Badlands National Park of
South Dakota. Vaughans work includes colorful scenes from North Carolina. • Watercolorist Fredreen Bernatovicz of Asheville paints the dazzling scenery she finds in nature. Her trees reflect an elegant mix of form and color. • Pat Spainhours encaustics are brilliant with color, design and movement. The nonrepresentation art lets the viewers question what they really see. Her works in oils, pastels, and encaustic paint create an organic flow of curved planes and colored contours. Spainhour is from Lewisville. • Jan Kiefer of Davidson County has a wide variety of work in watercolor that is inspired by the observations of life. Kiefers work depicts an interest in light reflection and the expression of emotions. • Winston-Salem portrait artist Steve Childs displays his works which include paintings of ballet dancers and dance
studios, incorporating the movement and energy of the dancers in oil paint onto the canvas. • Janet Geismar of Greensboro draws inspiration for her watercolor paintings from rural areas and small towns. Geismar uses bold colors to create dramatic interest in simple shapes. • Billy Harris, a watercolorist from Greensboro, paints still life, wildlife and people in a mixture of realism, impressionism and abstraction. He uses mainly warm colors and a small accent of cooler colors. • Carolyn Henion of Lexington is a watercolorist specializing in the natural world. Henions goal is to create art that speaks natures language of visual joy. Her works exhibit a soft visual flow that merges with her botanical sensibilities. Simple Complexity will be on display through May 14 and is open to the public during regular college operating hours.
— Trade journals. It’s possible the trade journals for your industry are available at your local library. If not, you may want to subscribe. These journals can be a great resource to scope out unadvertised jobs. Read between the lines of stories. Are there technological developments in your field? Are there changes in the way your industry is funded? Are there new programs, products or services that are being developed or launched? All of these developments could mean job opportunities. If you come across an interesting article, contact the author as a starting point to launch a conversation. — Company websites. Companies often advertise job openings and have career information posted on their websites, and that can open up a world of positions that aren’t advertised in the classifieds. Use Internet search engines to identify companies in your area that are of interest to you. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com and author of 18 books, including her latest, “Can I Pay My Credit Card Bill With a Credit Card?” You can e-mail her at mary@ everydaycheapskate. com, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2135, Paramount, CA 90723. To find out more about Mary Hunt, please visit www.creators.com.
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Looking for a job these days is a lot like participating in a treasure hunt with thousands of other “hunters.” You don’t want to dig where everyone is digging. You want to scope out places others are not searching so you have the best chance of scoring a real find. That does not mean you should give up your current plan of attack, but in addition to sending résumés, consider these ways to strengthen your network and expand your job-hunting horizon. — Search bankruptcy filings. Many companies that file for bankruptcy protection go through “reorganization” rather than liquidation. It is not unusual for a company to emerge from this process stronger than it was before. Usually, the old management is gone. What a great opportunity for someone like you to show your management and survival skills! — Volunteer and nonprofit organizations. While you are searching
for employment, why not give back to your community by volunteering your services and talents with a nonprofit organization? Besides the obvious benefit of helping others, you will meet all kinds of influential people from the community, including leaders of successful companies around town who sit on the boards of nonprofits or who volunteer their time as well. Build relationships with these people and you might find yourself employed at their company. — Awards ceremonies. Check the local paper and chamber of commerce for scheduled awards ceremonies. If they are open to the public, plan to attend. You will discover that people in decision-making positions from other companies will also be in attendance because they want to be seen and associated with winners. Attend the banquet and you might find yourself seated next to an influential individual. Reach out. Introduce yourself and begin conversation. Each person you meet is a new addition to your network. — Small companies. One advantage of a small company over a large corporation is the lack of layers. Many times, they have the flexibility to create new jobs on the fly if you present yourself in a way that compels them to think you would be a great addition to the team.
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On with the new: Peak experiences point to great choices for the future BY MARILYN TAYLOR Taylor Made
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ABCâ€™s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition show host Ty Pennington talks to the crowd during the Relay For Life event held in honor of Tricia Creasey.
American Cancer Societyâ€™s Relay For Life provides hope to family TIMES STAFF REPORT
On Sunday, Jan. 31, the nation will meet the Creasey family of Lexington, N.C., on ABCâ€™s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and will see how the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Relay For Life gives the family hope during their cancer journey. Tricia Creasey, 37, was first diagnosed in September 2006 with stage three cancer when doctors discovered a tumor during a colonoscopy. After surgery to remove the tumor, she went through her first round of chemotherapy. During an exam six months following the treatment, it was discovered the tumor was growing again, in the same spot. More surgery made it possible for her to have chemotherapy and radiation, and she went cancer free for one year. In 2009, she learned that her cancer had returned and had spread to her lymph nodes all the way to her neck. â€œThe reason I first got involved with Relay For Life was because I felt like I needed to do something. I needed to fight back in some way,â€? said Creasey. â€œRelay For Life gave me a way to do that; itâ€™s an outlet to make a difference in the fight against cancer.â€? The American Cancer Societyâ€™s Relay For Life is a 24-hour event where communities come together for a celebration of life while remembering those who have lost their battle to cancer. Teams walk throughout the day and night â€“ because cancer never sleeps â€“ and raise money year-round to support the American Cancer Societyâ€™s efforts to help people stay well, get well, to find cures, and to fight back against cancer. Creasey, a middle school teacher, and her husband William have three daughters â€“ Brittany, 13, and Makayla and Makenzie, five-year-old twins. The family began participating in the Relay For Life of Davidson County three years ago. Creasey was the Survivor Chair last year and holds the position again this year, and William is the
Web master. In addition to their roles on the committee, they also have a team each year, the Bethel Baptist Lifesavers, which raised nearly $6,000 in 2009. Volunteer committee members for the Davidson County Relay, along with Society staff, coordinated a 24-hour â€œextremeâ€? Relay event in just one week last November in honor of Creasey. The Relay was held while thousands of volunteers built a new home for the family with Extreme Makeover Home Edition. More than 25 teams from all across North Carolina participated and helped raise more than $10,000. At the Relay For Life kickoff for Davidson County on Jan. 11 Creasey spoke about their experience with the national television show and expressed how critical support is in the fight against cancer. â€œItâ€™s because of the American Cancer Society and the people who raise money that Iâ€™m still here today. If it had been 10 years ago, I donâ€™t think I would still be here. We have better treatment now â€“ I may not like the treatment â€“ but it keeps me here, with my daughters and my husband. And itâ€™s because of the American Cancer Society that we have this treatment.â€? If Creaseyâ€™s scan is clear when her current round of chemotherapy is complete, sheâ€™ll get an eight-week break. At that time, sheâ€™ll begin maintenance chemotherapy, which sheâ€™ll continue for the rest of her life. The Creasey family purchased a â€œfixer-upperâ€? home prior to Triciaâ€™s diagnosis. Because her medical bills cost more than $1,400 a month after insurance, the family was unable to pay for necessary renovations to their house. Three of Creaseyâ€™s fellow teachers nominated the family for the home makeover, citing her dedication to her students and community. The family plans to view the show with family and friends in Lexington; the local Relay committee is planning a viewing party as well. The family realizes it may be a while before their life is â€œnormalâ€?
again, but in the meantime, theyâ€™ll just continue concentrating on getting Tricia better. Local station WXLV-TV ABC45 has announced plans to air a 1 hour special on Jan. 31, 2010, before the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The program will air at 7 p.m. and will be seen throughout their viewing area, the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point TV Market). The hour program will feature Jason Hedrick, Hedrick Creative Building, the lead builder on the project building home for a deserving Lexington family, William and Tricia Creasey and daughters, Brittany, Makayla and Makenzie. Also featured is a discussion with the Hedrick Team as they recall their responsibilities for the project. Some behind the scenes moments and discussion of all involved in putting a project of this magnitude together in such a short time frame. Some footage of the build as well as community leaders give words to their experiences for 1 week in November of 2009 and the lasting impression it has left on a community. A few sponsors and volunteers convey the feeling of being a part of such a great endeavor. This show will tell the stories that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition doesnâ€™t have the time to share within the shows hour time slot. Extreme will go through the process of building a house, ABC-45 will show what it takes to get to the building point.
Given an opportunity to name the ten most positive, memorable experiences in life â€” where would YOU begin? This is the initial question posed by panel number three of the PaperRoom Systemâ„˘ as described in Choice Points. All the panels described in this series are detailed in the book, where you can complete the work on your own or work with a specially trained PRS coach. Back to those peak experiences, timeless times when we sensed deep satisfaction, fulfillment or joy. Such moments may have sprung from a public event, a personal triumph, a unique adventure, or a meaningful moment. Answers vary wildly with the people whoâ€™ve lived them and the stories they have to tell. â€œTop Tenâ€? answers may include weddings, births, promotions, trips or game-winning feats. But they can also include entries like swinging on the porch with grandpa, fly fishing a pristine stream, or hearing your child laugh outright for the very first time. The common thread here is that the memory is so clear, so real and resonates so profoundly that it literally stands out from all the moments of oneâ€™s life. To even consider such a list offers an important pause point from the trivial things of life and affords a shift into the more substantive. To compose such a list is to look deeply into what fundamentally and essentially matters most to each individual who does the work. One can easily see that revisiting the â€œTop Tenâ€? would be an invigorating exercise and it is! Clients who go through the PaperRoom experience an immediate shift in energy as they recall and reconnect with these defining moments. In the midst of the nitty-gritty and sometimes sameness of everyday life, the color and contrast of examining lifeâ€™s most rewarding times is downright exhilarating. Refreshing. Revitalizing. And thereâ€™s more. Beyond the remembering is the meaning-making. â€œWhy was this so important to YOU?â€? is the next coaching ques-
tion. Reflecting on the â€œWhy?â€? adds descriptive details and explicit aspects of each story that wrap it in clarity and context. Consider the potential import of a graduation, a fishing trip, or a well-deserved pat on the back. Perhaps that graduation ceremony meant so much to you because you were never sure that you could really do it, and no one in your family ever had. Or maybe itâ€™s while fishing in that cold, running stream you experience a oneness with the stream of life that satisfies you unlike anything else. Or it could be that finally getting an â€˜atta boyâ€™ from a very tough employer provided the confidence you needed to take your performance to the next level, seek a promotion, and satisfy a life-long dream. Make your â€œTop Tenâ€? list. Answer â€œWhy is this so important for you?â€? Now you have something as real and tangible as
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the experiences that fill up the panel. You have the beginnings of a unique view of the kinds of things you need in your life in order to feel ALIVE. The words are all there, waiting to be opened, unpacked, and honored. They have much to say about who we are and what we need. Listening to them allows us to hear our authentic voice and choose well. Contact marilyn@ taylortrain.com to complete your GOALS, ORIGINS, and TOP TEN panels and make your way to sound choices. Marilyn Taylor is the owner of Taylor Training and a certified coach/corporate trainer with the Boston Coaching Company, home of PaperRoom System for Coaching. For more information, contact Marilyn locally at 2493194 or visit on the web at www.taylortrain.com Taylor Training & Development, Inc. provides consulting services
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Letter to the Editor To the Editor We have all seen the images of the terrible ongoing tragedy for the people of Haiti following the earthquake of January 12th. Many of you immediately made a financial contribution to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund. The American Red Cross is part of the greater International Red Cross Movement and each Red Cross society from around the world is supporting this relief effort in its own way with its own strengths. We, the leadership of your local Red Cross chapter, wanted to take the opportunity to express our appreciation and provide an early report on what the Red Cross is accomplishing with your support. You have reached out to help through us and your support is getting to Haiti. We are making progress. As of Tuesday, January 19th, we can report the following: More than 400 Red Cross workers from around the world are working with thousands of local volunteers – these workers are part of a special team of international disaster relief workers already trained to manage extreme relief efforts such as this. We are not recruiting volunteers to go to Haiti. Red Cross workers are delivering basic supplies to people gathering in camps near Croix Deprez. First Aid posts have been set up in the streets, outside the damaged American Red Cross office where volunteers from Haiti and other countries are working side-by-side. The American Red Cross provided blood and blood products to the U.S. Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. Requested by the U.S. Navy, the blood was shipped to their facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of medical evacuees from Haiti. In addition, the American Red Cross has sent a shipment of blood products to the UN Mission in Haiti. We are providing supplies and equipment and are beginning to establish ‘tent cities’ for an initial 20,000 families. Over the weekend, planes and trucks carrying Red Cross humanitarian assistance arrived in the region, delivering a field hospital and other needed materials. Three more shipments arrived Monday and Tuesday in the Dominican Republic before trucking into Haiti. The Red Cross is training Creole-speaking volunteers who will work as translators on the USNS Comfort when Haitians will be brought on
board for medical care. We are delivering clean drinking water to survivors gathering in six different communities. Latrines have also been built to help address sanitation issues. The Red Cross is treating crush-injuries and triaging people for surgery outside a hospital in downtown Port-au-Prince. Two additional Red Cross hospitals and three health outreach teams are now operational. As of Sunday morning, more than 22,000 people had registered with a special Red Cross web site to help people search for their loved ones. People trying to reconnect with family members can visit www.icrc/familylinks.org. People in Haiti are registering to let their loved ones know they are safe and well. The American Red Cross does these things as part of our humanitarian mission, but we can only do these things because of your generosity. You can still help by making a donation. Visit redcross.org. Call 800REDCROSS. Text the word ‘Haiti’ to cell number 90999. Or mail a donation to your local Red Cross office. All of these donations will go to our International Disaster Relief Fund. Designations specifically to the Haiti Earthquake relief effort will be honored. Please know that we appreciate the offers of donated goods, but we cannot put them to good use. Donated items actually cost more to handle than it is to purchase new items from national suppliers, in bulk, already palletized and delivered directly to our military partners for shipment by air or sea. Please give your collected items to a local charity that can put them to efficient use. At the same time, please remember there are also needs here at home. Each week your local Red Cross chapter responds to emergencies here in our community. The United Way supports the Red Cross and many other non-profits here and also needs your help. Through it all, we are uplifted and energized to carry on by the unfailing generosity of the American people. You truly honor us with your trust and support. David Taylor, Chapter Chairman Robert Ziegler, Executive Director High PointThomasville Chapter
Luck and virtue in America and Haiti VIEWPOINT
STEVEN CHAPMAN Syndicated Columnist We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant. — Peter Raible Most Haitians may have never cut down a tree, but just as we enjoy trees someone else planted, they suffer from the absence of trees their forebears destroyed or didn’t plant. Haiti is a desperately poor place plagued by rampant corruption, bad government and violence, and it always has been. Not coincidentally, it also has few trees: Less than 4 percent of the country is forested. That compares with more than a quarter in the Dominican Republic, with which Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola. Deforestation is economically debilitating, depriving the country of a valuable renewable resource. It’s also environmentally harmful, because it fosters soil erosion, flooding and desolation. I look after the trees in my yard, making sure they get water, checking them periodically for signs of distress and getting them treated as necessary. Such care may be virtuous on my part, but I can’t claim much credit for the trees around my house or my leafy suburban community. They owe their existence mostly to people who came before me. There is no question that our society is superior to Haiti’s in almost everything that touches on human wellbeing. Americans need not
feel bashful about acknowledging this fact. But we should resist the temptation to assume that because we on average are more productive, disciplined, future-oriented and law-abiding than Haitians, we as individuals are somehow superior to them. Our society achieves those qualities because it rewards them. If Haitian society did the same, Haitians would develop them as well. Placed in the appalling conditions that afflict most Haitians, we would not necessarily do better than they do, and we might well do worse. Americans tend to regard themselves as masters of our own destiny, which is partly true and highly useful to believe. We often forget that most of what allows us to succeed was bequeathed by history: a stable, democratic government based on the rule of law; a dynamic economic system rooted in personal freedom and secure property rights; a tradition of self-reliance and individual responsibility; and a faith in our capacity for progress. We can congratulate ourselves on preserving those assets. But it’s a lot harder to create such valuable commodities than to preserve them. It’s especially hard for people who come into this world with the cruel, overwhelming handicaps borne by the people of Haiti. While our past is a blessing, theirs is a burden. How to lift Haitians out of misery is an enduring puzzle. U.S. intervention, undertaken periodically for nearly a century, hasn’t worked. Foreign aid, of which Haiti has gotten billions over the past 20 years, has failed. Left-wing despots haven’t led the way to salvation, and neither have right-wingers. One of the poorest countries on Earth — far poorer than even its communist neighbor, Cuba — most of its people live on less than $2 a day. Two years ago, the Associated Press reported that
in the slums, some people were often reduced to an unusual local staple: cookies made of salt, vegetable shortening and … dirt. They sold for a nickel apiece. Haiti is also one of the worst-governed nations, with laws that are generally ineffectual and most power wielded by a few wealthy families, paramilitary groups, drug lords and other criminals. Barely a country, it is no more governable than, well, an earthquake. A 2006 report by the National Academy of Public Administration noted, “The international donor community classifies Haiti as a fragile state — the government cannot or will not deliver core functions to the majority of its people… Others have variously characterized Haiti as a nightmare, predator, collapsed, failed, failing, parasitic, kleptocratic, phantom, virtual or pariah state.” In short, it is a plague that dwarfs the worst natural disaster, even while it magnifies the destructive power of such events. This bleak condition should not really be blamed on the people who happen to have been born Haitian. They inherited a world they didn’t make and have only minimal capacity to change. That’s their misfortune. We did the same, with far happier results. As Americans, our virtues are important, particularly in the long run. Haiti could benefit from cultivating them. But before we congratulate ourselves, we should remember that we owe our greatest debt to our immense good luck. Steve Chapman blogs daily at newsblogs.chicagotribune. com/steve_chapman. To find out more about Steve Chapman, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
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Haiti Gospel Mission is trying to find out the status of its associated churches and other groups, trying help them in any way they can. Some workers are trying to find people who need help in other areas, but obstructed roads and collapsed bridges make the going tough. “We have a church out in Leogane, which is west of Port-au-Prince, in the hardest-hit area,” Hales said. “We’ve gotten reports that the church has been badly damaged, but we don’t know about any of the people from the church.” Hales spoke at Heath Church on Sunday evening, showing photos and video that he had just received from workers at the mission. The church took up an offering that they were able to give to Hales immediately. “We were so pleased to be able to give directly through Jesse Hales’ mission,” said Pastor Dan Downing. “We fully trust him and fully trust that mission, and we have assurance that 100 percent of the finances are going to go straight to the relief effort, rather than some middle man.” Hales’ grandmother is a member of his church, and his family has known the people there for several years, Downing said. They have been supporting him for about two years, since he began raising funds at various churches. He has been a full-time missionary in
LEMON From page 1 making it very tough.” Once Cash fro Clunkers expired, sales of new cars came to a crashing halt. With no more rebates to go around, consumers started backing away from investing $20,000 in a more full efficient vehicle. “Sometimes you get a false sense of security to go out a buy a car for this,” said Hardin. “When the faucet is off, that doesn’t happen any more. It just stopped dead. I think it was a good idea to try and stimulate the economy. It worked during that period of time, I’m just not sure of the timing of it.” With consumers no longer willing to purchase new cars, pre-owned vehicles became a hotter commodity which, in turn, drove up the price. Throw in the fact that thousands of vehicles that still had value were ushered useless after glass got poured into the engine and a
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The country of Haiti is still sifting through the rubble after a 7.0 earthquake struck the island last week. Haiti since January of 2009. Hales and Downing both encourage people who want to help Haiti to pray for the country and the people there, as well as the relief workers, but they know that many want to do more. “The best thing that I would encourage people to do is to find an organization they trust and give financially, and as much as they can,” Hales said. “I want to thank the people that have been getting involved and encourage them to continue to get involved, because this is still — and will be for a long time — a very dire situation.” Hales said that Haiti Gospel Mission, like many relief efforts in the country, is in need of qualified volunteers with
medical training or disaster relief training. “Our nurse down there said they’re in desperate need of a surgeon,” Hales said. “As of [Thursday], they had 50 people lined up at the clinic. She had cleaned their wounds and treated them, but she could not do the surgeries that they needed.” Hales is now working in Florida to help send supplies and volunteers to the mission. The first group left on Tuesday, including someone with experience in disaster relief and a nurse. They were sent with a shipment of medical supplies, including medications, wraps, gauze and gloves, as well as non-perishable food items. In the long term, Haiti Gospel Mission will be involved with rebuild-
ing projects for houses, schools and churches in the surrounding area. Even though the devastation and death is extensive, Hales still sees reason to hope. “I want to focus on the fact that God hasn’t forgotten Haiti,” Hales said. “There are miracles that he’s worked out to protect people and to provide their basic needs. God is there right now, helping and being with the people down there.” For more information about Haiti Gospel Mission, visit www.haitigospelmission.org. For more ways to help Haiti, visit www.cnn.com/impact.
shortage of quality used cars develops. “Since they stopped the Cash for Clunkers, new cars aren’t selling,” Keith Miller, owner of Carolina Motors at 720 National Highway, said. “People are buying more used cars and aren’t out looking to spend $20,000 for a new car. The supply isn’t meeting the demand. I’m having to pay more for the cars. More franchise dealers are buying used cars to stay in business, making it higher for me.” Miller said junk dealers he knows also are being affected as engines are now harder to find, along with other valuable parts. Since Carolina Motors is a ‘buy here, pay here’ dealership, Miller said he has been able to withstand the economic downturn as banks continue making it difficult to finance a car. Cash for Clunkers may have been a short-term fix to a struggling economy, but the program’s lasting impact appears to be a lemon.
much for residential rezoning requests — a fee that it keeps even if the request is denied. State law requires one public hearing and two legal notices before rezoning can occur, but the city requires one more hearing and two additional legal notices, Hill said. The city of Lexington follows the same procedure, but their $400 fee is less than half of the $831 that Tyndall paid. Davidson County, which only uses the state requirements, asks for less than a quarter of that total. “If 815 Cox Ave. had been in the county’s zoning jurisdiction instead of yours, the applicant would have paid $200 instead of $831,” Hill said. “Why not delete the requirement for the extra public hearing? Why not make innovation affordable?”
Lexington man arrested for stabbing friend in the back TIMES STAFF REPORT
A Lexington man is in jail for stabbing a friend in the back. According to a DCSO press release, Kevin James Satterlee Jr., 20, of 131 Ed Tiser Road Lot 8 in Lexington, went to a party with another man on Jan. 16. The victim said he left the party without Satterlee and went back to his residence at 127 Kayla Brook Drive. Satterlee eventually returned to the residence and got into a physical al-
tercation with the victim. While trying to calm his friend down, the victim got on top of Satterlee, who pulled a pocket knife out and stabbed the man in the back. Deputies interviewed Satterlee at Lexington Memorial Hospital and took out a warrant for his arrest. Satterlee is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was issued a $15,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 1.
From page 1 large doors, a concrete floor and a walkway. Groundskeeper Nat Walker said that it will seat about 48 people. “It’s available for funerals or for other uses,” Walker said. “It’s got removable seats that can be changed in different arrangements.” The project will cost $29,832.89, and the city will pay $19,432 of that total out of its cemetery building and improvements funds. The rest will come out of the cemetery chapel fund, which was created 10 years ago to collect donations for the project. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, council approved a request by Larry Tyndall for rezoning of residential property at 815 Cox Ave. During the public hearing, local citizen Barney Hill said that Thomasville charges too
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LEXINGTON — Robert Bynum Byrd, 61, of Lexington, died Jan. 5, 2010, after in declining health for the last six months. Byrd was born in Wilkes County to Fred B. Byrd and Lucy Goss Byrd. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ola Mae Bowen, in 1995. Byrd spent a good part of his childhood at Mills Home in Thomasville, and he later joined the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Salisbury National Cemetery. No formal funeral service or visitation will be held. Arrangements are with Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington. Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.
Calvin Frank LEXINGTON — S. Calvin Frank, 85, of Old Silver Hill Road in Lexington, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at his residence. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Briggs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.
Conrad Monroe Kinton GREENSBORO — Conrad Monroe Kinton, “The Magician,” 64, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 20, 2010, at Wesley Long Community Hospital in Greensboro. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Christian Fellowship, 610 Muirs Chapel Road in Greensboro.
Davidson County Sheriff ’s Office arrested a Linwood man for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. Jason Ryan Carpenter, 32, of 142 Gatewood Drive in Linwood, is charged with one count of statutory rape, one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor and count
LEXINGTON — Sherrill “Shorty” Sechrest, 59, a resident of 1113 Smith Farm Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, in High Point Regional Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1950, in Davidson County, son of William Archie Sechrest and Vera Henley Sechrest. He was formerly employed with Royal Development, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and attended Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in White Oak Cemetery near Thurman, N.C., with the Rev. Jimmy Welborn officiating. The family will be at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville from 6-8 p.m. today. Memorials may be directed to the Cancer Center at High Point Regional Health System in High Point. Online condolences may be sent to the Sechrest Family at www. jcgreenandsons.com.
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of contributing the delinquency of a minor after DCSO detectives allege he sexually assaulted the juvenile between Dec. 18 and Dec. 31, 2009. Detectives also allege that Carpenter gave the 15-yearold marijuana before the assault occurred. Carpenter was arrested on Monday and issued a $125,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 1.
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LEXINGTON — Winston C. Prince, 72, of Lamb Road, died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Hinkle Hospice House. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill Memorial Park with the Rev. Ron Pennino officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Piedmont Funeral Home and other times at the home. Online condolences may be made at www. piedmontfuneralhome. com.
Eula Mae Phillips LEXINGTON — Eula Mae Evans Phillips, 80, of Forest Hill Road in Lexington, died Monday night, Jan. 18, 2010, at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Phillips was born in Low Gap, N.C., on June 28, 1929, to Dewey General Evans and Rhena Burnett Evans. She was a homemaker and a member of Wayside Baptist Church. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wayside Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Lackey officiating. Burial will
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• Off the Porch with Dick Jones • Lexington-Thomasville meet up on hardwood in hoops action
CALENDAR FRIDAY BASKETBALL Lexington @ Thomasville 6 p.m. BASKETBALL Salisbury @ E. Davidson 6 p.m. BASKETBALL Ledford @ Asheboro 6 p.m.
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Defensive effort leads THS girls to victory
Watkins, Trinity fend off Bulldogs
BY JASON QUEEN
BY JASON QUEEN
Special to the Times
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TRINITY — Leading by six early in the second half, Trinity’s girls threw a defensive wrinkle at Thomasville that threw the Bulldogs into temporary confusion. After Thomasville coach Lacardo Means’ timeout, it was Trinity that was left searching for answers. The Bulldogs turned up the defensive pressure, holding Trinity to 11 second-half points en route to a 51-41 nonconference win on Tuesday night. “Against a half-court set, especially that kind of half-court set, we tend to struggle a little bit,” Means conceded. “So we tried to quicken the pace a little bit, make it a little more of a helter-skelter game.” Christina Carter was the primary benefactor of the increased tempo, pumping in a game-high 23 points with a healthy variety of 3-pointers and slashes to the basket. Thomasville improved to 5-3 with the win, while Trinity slipped to 6-10. The home Bulldogs took control early, with Amber Simrel scoring seven first-quarter points to stake Trinity to a 179 lead. But Thomasville battled back, tying things up three times in the second period before heading to the locker room down 30-26. To start the second half, Trinity put center Courtney Cox at the top of its zone in an effort to prevent Carter from penetrating, and it slowed the Bulldogs down in the half-court game. So Thomasville turned to its press, outscoring Trinity 16-3 for the bulk of the third quarter to take a 4237 lead. With a comfortable enough margin and Trinity refusing to come out of its zone, Thomasville ran the clock for most of the fourth quarter to secure the win. The home Bulldogs got within three on Cox’s pair of inside buckets midway through the fourth, but never scored again. Jonesha Davis chipped in 11 points for Thomasville, while Logan Terry paced Trinity with 16. Simrel finished with 12 for Trinity.
TRINITY — Thomasville’s boys had two buzzer-beater prayers answered in their nonconference game at Trinity on Tuesday. They found no divine intervention to slow down Matt Watkins. The Bulldogs’ big man muscled his way to a game-high 29 points to lead Trinity to a 47-42 win, totally controlling the middle any time Thomasville crept within striking distance. “Matt’s our go-to guy, and we struggled getting it in there some,” Trinity coach Tim Kelly said. “But when we were able to get him the ball, he made good things happen.” Few good things happened for Trinity early on, as the Bulldogs struggled against Thomasville’s zone and trailed 10-3 early. But Kelly called timeout, telling his team “You look like you’re scared to death!” in the huddle. “A lot of teams will come out and see zone and just start jacking up shots,” he said. “And we did that a little bit early. But we called timeout and said, ‘Look, that’s not our game. If it’s open we’ll take it, but we still want to get the ball inside.’ And I thought we were able to do that.” Indeed. Matt Willett scored in the paint to tie things at 12-12 early in the second quarter, and Dustin Mann fed Watkins for two buckets inside to stretch Trinity’s advantage to 16-12. Things were nip-and-tuck from there until Watkins’ personal 7-2 spurt late in the third made it 34-29. But just after his final basket, Thomasville’s De Dow heaved a three-quarter court shot that made its way through the rafters and went in to send the crowd into a frenzy. Undeterred, Trinity went right back to its bread and butter. Watkins scored the Bulldogs’ first six points of the fourth quarter, and Thomasville never could tie or take the lead again. Thomasville’s Sam Nelson hit the night’s second wildest shot, from just inside half-court, right after the final horn sounded. Cord Fordham led Thomasville’s attack with 11 points.
CCC GIRLS STANDINGS E. DAVIDSON SALISBURY THOMASVILLE LEXINGTON C. DAVIDSON W. DAVIDSON
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Davidson County Community College guard Robbie Rives looks for options as he is closely defended by a Sandhills Community College defender on Wednesday at Brinkley Gym.
STORM SURGE Big second half propels DCCC to win BY ZACH KEPLEY Sports Editor LEXINGTON — Fans that like up and down, fast-paced action would have enjoyed Wednesday’s Tarheel Conference throwdown between Davidson County Community College the Sandhills Community College Flyers Monday evening at Brinkley Gym. At game’s end, though, it was DCCC playing at a totally different level, lighting up the scoreboard for 63 points in the second Ridge half to ground the Flyers, 107-75. It was the type of effort Storm head coach Matt Ridge knows his team is capable of producing. “If we would just share the ball for 40 minutes instead of just eight, it would make my life easier,” Ridge said. “I am proud of our defense and how we played with tremendous energy. We did a great job of beating them to spots.” The Storm gave relentless effort in building a 10-point halftime lead, but the Flyers would be equally as aggressive in the second half. Making it look easy, Sandhills clipped off seven straight points in a flash, getting them within three points. Kimani Hunt sparked the Storm when he entered the game, drilling a 3-pointer and scoring a scoop-shot. When Rico Geter tossed in a 3 of his own, the Storm went up 67-57 and began to show the same effort they had given in the first 20 minutes. Sandhills would keep close, getting the score down to seven or eight
points, but Davidson continually had the answer, pushing it back to 10 each time. The Flyers seemed to finally have a breakthrough as De’Andre Gandy stopped and popped a 3-pointer with 8:53 left to play that helped Sandhills inch back down to six. That is when Zack Williams made his presence felt underneath. The big man out of Trinity asserted himself in the lane scoring three baskets, and the Storm began to blow out of control. Sandhills scored just once in the midst of a 16-2 DCCC run over the course of three minutes. Geter knocked down his sixth 3 of the night from the corner to make it 90-70, as the Flyers finally got something to fall on the next trip down, but the damage had brutally been done on the scoreboard and to Sandhills’ spirits. Robbie Rives put the finishing touches on a spectacular final eight minutes for the Storm, sending home a 3 from the corner to put Davidson over the century mark. Not to be outdone, Justin Glover sent home an emphatic windmill dunk in the closing seconds that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Geter led the Storm (15-4, 5-0) scoring 27 points, finishing the night 6 of 7 from 3. “That is amazing,” said Ridge. “The other guys did a good job getting him the ball when he was open.” Five other players reached double figures with Philip Williams adding 19, Glover 13, Zack Williams 12, and Rives and Hunt with 11 each. Hilary McLaurin had 22 for the Flyers. DCCC continues its homestand Saturday when it hosts Central Carolina Community College at 3 p.m.
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TIMES STAFF REPORT FORT WORTH, Texas â€” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle and B r i a n Vi c k e r s became the first drivers to conduct an ontrack test with a Stewart new aluminum spoiler package that could be implemented for the 2010 season during TuesVickers d a y â€™ s Goodyear Tire test at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart was the first of the group to test the spoiler in the morning session, which was delayed nearly two hours from its 9 a.m. CT start time due to moisture on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval from heavy morning dew. The session kicked off at approximately 10:53 a.m. with temperatures in the 60s as Stewart rolled out with the wing and less than 40 minutes later was utilizing the spoiler. Vickers also got an opportunity to run the spoiler in the abbreviated morning session. â€œIt (the spoiler) was on a bunch. It didnâ€™t seem to be a big balance change which was good,â€? Stewart said. â€œThat means you wonâ€™t have to invent the wheel necessarily. It was a balance shift, but it wasnâ€™t a big balance shift. Youâ€™ve got two kinds of grip â€” youâ€™ve got aero grip and youâ€™ve got mechanical grip. The spoiler is the aero grip and the tires are mechanical. The mechanical grip is real important because it doesnâ€™t know if you are running first in line or 10th in line. Iâ€™m more of a mechanical guy.â€? â€œI thought it (spoiler) was good,â€? Vickers said. â€œI thought it added a little bit of front downforce, which is a good thing. I think itâ€™s going to be more accepted to the fans. It looks cooler â€” a little more retro back to the older car. â€œWe havenâ€™t been in a lot of traffic yet, so the big question is how itâ€™s going to handle in traffic. Theoretically, from what Iâ€™ve been told, the difference between the two is that the spoiler is better in traffic. The spoiler is going to be more efficient in dirty air and a wing will be more efficient in clean air. Once you get in a lot of turbulence, the
spoilerâ€™s not going to lose a lot of efficiency while a wing really will.â€? NASCAR has not determined the specific dimensions as yet for the spoiler, but the one that was being used as a baseline at Tuesdayâ€™s session was 64.5 inches wide and four inches in height with no contour in the design. Also, the rear quarter panels were extended four inches toward the ground. NASCAR phased out the traditional spoiler on the rear deck lid of the Sprint Cup Series cars and went to a rear wing when the â€œCar of Tomorrowâ€? project was unveiled in 2007. The return to the traditional look provides fans with the ability to differentiate between the four manufacturers more easily and hopefully enhance the passing ability of the cars and overall race action. Tuesdayâ€™s tire test was the first opportunity for drivers to test the package and provide feedback on its effects on the car. â€œWeâ€™ve got one of the biggest spectator sports in America and they want to keep it interesting,â€? Biffle said. They want to keep our fans interested and they listen to the fans. They wanted double-file restarts and they did it, and a lot of fans donâ€™t like the wing because they say itâ€™s not traditional NASCAR. NASCAR asked us about it (the change) and we thought it would be good to put a spoiler back on the car or at least try it. I think it will be good.â€? â€œI guess there was a part of me that was surprised (about the change), but then there was a part of me that wasnâ€™t. Iâ€™m really proud of them (NASCAR),â€? Vickers said. â€œLast year this started with that big meeting where they (NASCAR) got everybody together and started saying â€˜Hey guys, you know what, weâ€™ve got a job to do here and thatâ€™s to provide the best racing possible and right now we feel like we can improve in some areas, so letâ€™s all get together and put our heads together instead of bickering over what weâ€™re going to do in the media. Letâ€™s get together and do this right.â€™ â€œThat started that meeting last year and this year talking about the spoiler they had. I was down there for the NASCAR meeting and it went really well. Last year they did the doublefile restarts. You can definitely see theyâ€™re headed in the right direction. Theyâ€™re headed back more toward some traditional stuff and really giving the fans what they want. Thatâ€™s something
the fans have seemed to want. Is it going to be a major difference for us on the track? Probably not, maybe a little better, but I think the most important part is what the fans want. Thatâ€™s why they do it.â€? Biffle had to wait until the afternoon session to test out the spoiler, with Busch not getting an opportunity until nearly the culmination of the session. â€œI liked the way the car drove,â€? Biffle said. â€œIt drove a little bit different on corner exit than the wing did. I donâ€™t want to jump to conclusions, but it may have had a little feel like the old car in some scenarios. You can tell it has some more drag because they made it a little bit bigger and wider. Iâ€™m anxious to get side-by-side with some guys and around other cars and see how it drives.â€? â€œWith the spoiler on, the car had a looser feel to it,â€? Busch said. â€œThe car was turning better and it felt like the car was sliding a bit more. When you â€˜A-Bâ€™ the sets of tires â€” like last yearâ€™s tires that we won on with the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge â€” and the tire that Goodyear wants to head in the general direction of, it tightened the car back up for a nice comfortable feel. And thatâ€™s what we have to do is ultimately, but together a better package for drivers to drive on the track which would create more side-by-side excitement for our fans to enjoy.â€?
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The Olympic Winter Games The XXI Olympiad
Before the Games
This week, The Mini Page begins a three-part series about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
Welcome to Canada!
The 21st Olympic Winter Games will be held from Feb. 12 to Feb. 28, 2010. Athletes from up to 80 countries will compete for medals in 15 different sports. Thousands of spectators will watch these events in person. Several of the venues, or competition areas, are outdoors, where it will be freezing cold and snowing.
photo by Paul and Michelle Harvath, courtesy of U.S. Figure Skating
Canada is the United Statesâ€™ neighbor to the north. Instead of states, the country is divided into 10 provinces and three territories. Vancouver is in the province of British Columbia, in the southwest corner of Canada. The city is home to about 600,000 people. Whistler is about 75 miles north of Vancouver.
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Bringing the world together Billions of people across the world will tune in to catch the action on TV. The Olympics are a special time for the world, when people of different races, religions and beliefs come together to cheer on their country and enjoy the beauty, inspiration and excitement of sports.
Athletes from Germany and Switzerland shake hands after a ski jumping event in Salt Lake City in 2002.
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Height: 6-0 Weight: 187 Hometown: Prosser, Wash. Most of the noise at Boise State University swirls around quarterback Kellen Moore and the Broncosâ€™ football team, which went undefeated in the regular season. Though not widely recruited despite a starry high school career, Moore has proven he can play on a big stage, with a bigtime beat. This fall the slinging sophomore left-hander completed 64.8 percent of his passes for 3,325 yards and a school record 39 touchdowns. Moore, who was intercepted just three times, also leads the nation in passing efficiency. As of this writing, Moore and the Broncos (13-0 record) were hoping to complete their perfect season against unbeaten Texas Christian in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. The son of a high school coach, Moore is smart, a leader, and surrounded by a host of talented teammates. Together, they are harder to tame than, well, bucking broncos!
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s 12 cup brown sugar s 14 teaspoon salt s 14 teaspoon apple pie spice s 14 cup butter, melted s LOW FAT VANILLA ICE CREAM What to do: 1. Place apples in an 8-by-8-inch baking dish. Pour syrup over apples and coat evenly. 2. In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. 3. Combine dry ingredients with melted butter until mixture has a crumbly consistency. 4. Spoon mixture over apples. 5. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until topping is golden brown. 6. Serve with low-fat vanilla ice cream. Makes 6 to 8 servings. You will need an adultâ€™s help with this recipe. from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick s APPLES PEELED AND SLICED s 12 cup pure maple syrup s 12 cup all-purpose flour s 12 cup rolled oats
Winter Sports Preview Curling
A growing sport
One of the most popular sports at this yearâ€™s Winter Olympics will be curling. It is a favorite game for many Canadians, and thousands will pack the Vancouver Olympic Centre venue to watch. Olympic curling is played in a round-robin tournament â€” one for men and one for women. There are 10 teams in each tournament, and each TEAM HAS FOUR MEMBERS h2OUND ROBINv means that each team plays all the others. The top four teams advance into a playoff to decide the winner. Curling has been a part of the Winter Olympics since 1998 and has grown in popularity every year. In the U.S., it is mainly played in northern states such as Minnesota and Wisconsin, where there are curling clubs and special arenas.
The Mini Page talked with two Olympic curlers for Team USA, Allison Pottinger and Jason Smith. They both started curling with family AND FRIENDS WHEN THEY WERE KIDS h)T doesnâ€™t matter if youâ€™re 7 or youâ€™re 30, you can still curl and be good at IT v 0OTTINGER SAID h9OU CAN CURL YOUR whole life.â€? Smith thinks the Olympics will get more people interested in the sport. A curling stone and broom. The granite stone h)M weighs 19.1 kilograms, or hoping that more than 42 pounds. it gets more and more players to play,â€? he said. h!S LONG AS THE GAME KEEPS GETTING bigger â€” thatâ€™s good. Itâ€™s going to make our country stronger at the world championship level.â€?
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Supersport: Kellen Moore
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Meet The String Beans The String Beans is a group writing and performing music for kids. They have made several CDs. The band was formed in 2004 BY BROTHERS #URT AND 2ANDY "RIGHT A year later, guitarist and drummer From left to right: Freddy, Randy, Curt Freddy Kerr joined them. They got the idea for their band while singing songs with their family. Curt began writing songs when he was a teenager. They played some of their songs for some teachers, who encouraged them to perform for kids. 2ANDY TOOK GUITAR LESSONS AS A KID 4HE BROTHERS TAUGHT THEMSELVES TO PLAY AND SING .ONE OF THE MUSICIANS CAN READ MUSIC 2ANDY THE LEAD SINGER ALSO WORKS AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER #URT GUITARIST and keyboardist, has another job as a video producer. Freddy is an educator. 4HE BAND MEMBERS ALL LIVE IN ,INCOLN .EB 4HEY HELP RAISE MONEY FOR several charities, including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and charities that help families with Down syndrome, children with cancer, and that help people adopt children. from The Mini Page ÂŠ 2010 Universal Uclick
Before the Winter Games begin, athletes must qualify, or meet the requirements, for the Olympics. Some sports, such as alpine skiing, rank athletes from around the world. Those with the highest rankings will go to Vancouver. For other sports, each country has its own national competition to determine who will move on. For example, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are being held in Spokane, Wash., through Jan. 24. More than 100 of Americaâ€™s best figure skaters are trying to qualify for 10 total spots in four different Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker categories: are two-time U.S. pairs womenâ€™s champions. singles (two spots), menâ€™s singles (three spots), pairs (two spots) and ice dancing (three spots).
How does it work? Curling is kind of like a giant game of shuffleboard played on ice. Each team takes turns sliding â€œstonesâ€? down the ice â€œsheetâ€? toward a target made up of concentric (kun-SEHN-trick) circles, or smaller circles inside of larger ones. Each match is made up of 10 â€œends,â€? which are like innings in baseball. The competing teams each deliver eight stones per end â€” two per teammate â€” for a total of 16. While one person delivers the stone, other teammates use brooms to sweep the ice in front of the stone. This helps to control the speed and direction of the stone as it heads toward the target.
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More Olympic Sports Some Winter Olympic sports are all about speed. Bobsledding and skeleton are events where competitors slide down a long ice track with several twists and turns. Instead of racing other people, they are racing against the clock, trying to get the best time on the course. Using only strength and gravity, these daredevils are going fastest at the finish line. Because speed and strength are so important, bobsled and skeleton athletes train for many hours a day. They lift weights and run. In fact, they spend much more time training than they will ever spend racing, because most runs down the ice track last less than a minute. Team USA bobsledders and skeleton sliders compete in different events around the world every winter. The top finishers in these events will compete in the Winter Olympics. Olympic hopefuls in these two sports will find out on Jan. 20 whether they will be going to Vancouver as a part of Team USA.
The Mini Page talked with two world-class Olympic hopefuls from Team 53! BOBSLEDDER 3TEVEN (OLCOMB AND SKELETON SLIDER .OELLE 0IKUS 0ACE 4HEY told us more about their sports.
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At the top of the ice track, bobsledders sprint as fast as they can while pushing the sled. There are only two Olympic bobsled/skeleton/luge tracks in the U.S.: Lake Placid, N.Y., and Park City, Utah.
Bobsled Bobsleds, also known as bobsleighs, are built for either two people or four people. In the Olympics, men compete in both twoand four-man events, while women race only two-person sleds. One of the most important parts of bobsledding is the start. Thatâ€™s when team members push the sled as fast as they can for about 150 feet. Then they jump into the sled and steer it down the track. h"OBSLEDDING IS LIKE A ROLLER COASTER that goes 90 mph without any of the SAFETY MECHANISMS v (OLCOMB SAID h4HERE ARE NO SEATBELTS AND IF YOU crash you get yanked out of the sled. Itâ€™s a thrilling ride.â€?
Noelle Pikus-Pace is one of the top skeleton sliders in the world. She said competing in Vancouver would be a dream come true. â€œIt would mean that all the hours of working out, of being away from family, of studying, training and preparing had finally paid off,â€? she said.